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The Boca Raton TribuneThe City of Boca Raton has contracted with American Traffic Solutions Inc. (ATS) to install safety cameras at intersections. The cameras will capture still images and video of redlight running violations. The cameras will operate 24-hours a day and capture images of every vehicle running a red-light at the intersection. The Boca Raton Police Services Department will review and approve each violation before it is issued. Red-light runners will be issued a citation which includes a fine of $158. No points will be assessed on the drivers license. If you receive a notice of violation, go to www. violationinfo.com to view the violation, pay the viola tion, dispute the violation or view FAQs. Below are Q&As about the Intersection Safety Camera Program. Why has the City of Boca Raton implemented an Intersection Safety Camera Program? In 2009, nearly 700 people were killed and 113,000 were injured in red-light running crashes. A recent study for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR.Nearly 400,000 readers! Intersection Safety Program Red Light Camerascont. on pg.11See page 11Boca Police Depart ment Receives Sixth State Accreditation AwardMunicipal News Life & ArtsJan McArt Receives Lifetime Achieve ment Award See page 13 See page 22 BusinessWest Boca Medi cal Earns Qual ity Achievement AwardSee page 23 Send us a picture of you reading The Boca Raton Tribune to email@example.com Guadalupe Monarrez reading the TribuneCommissioner Abrams Leads Charge Against Half-Baked Tax Increase See page 3 Mothers Day Specials at Bloom Design20% OFF With Coupon See Pg. 29
2 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Copyright 2011 by The Boca Raton Tribune. All rights reserved by The Boca Raton Tribune. All submissions and published materials are the propery of The Boca Raton Tribune. This publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without express written consent from The Boca Raton Tribune. The publishers reserve the right to edit all submissions and to reject any advertising or copy they regard as harmful to the publications good or deemed to be libelous. The publisher is not responsible for the articles written by its columnists. The publishers are not responsible for typographical errors, omissions or copy or photos misrepresented by the advertiser. Liability shall not exceed the cost of the portion of space occupied by such error or advertising items or information. All editorials are publisher and not of any individual editorial writer. Signed columns, on of the author and not necessarily those of the publisher. The advertiser and/or the advertising agency is responsible for all content and will assume responsibility resulting from publication of said advertisement in The Boca Raton Tribune.The Boca RatonTribune mailing address: P.O. Box 970593 Boca Raton, FL 33497 Blvd., Suite 212 Boca Raton Fl, 33432 For general information : 561-290-1202 Fax:Marketing Director Chris Catoggio 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: The friendly community where friends do business with neighbors. INDEXCommunity News Pg.03 Municipal News Page 11 Section B Page 13 Business Page 23 Columnists Pg 18,19,22,27 Games Page 26 Sports Page 30 Quote of the Week:Because the Lord giveth wisdom: and out of his mouth cometh prudence and knowledge. Proverbs 2:6 ObituaryThe Boca Raton Tribune Longtime Boca City Employee Robert George Dies at 63BOCA RATON -Robert E. George, 63, who worked for the city of Boca Raton more than 30 years, died April 26. Born in DeKalb, Ill., son of the late Louis and Lavena George, he was the youngest of eight children. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from Northern Illinois University and was finance director in DeKalb before moving to south Florida. In Boca, he worked in the Planning Department and has also held the jobs of assistant city manager and head of finance. He is survived by his sisters Jeannette George of Minneapolis, Minn. and Grace Salazar of DeKalb; a brother John of Pleasant Hill, Calif.; and 14 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn, and brothers, Jerome, David, and William Eugene. A celebration of his life will be held in DeKalb at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information, visit www. babionesouthflorida.com. Boca Police Safety TipBoca Raton Police BlotterQ: If I hit another car in a parking lot and cant find the owner, what should I do? A: If you have made every attempt to locate the owner of the vehicle and cannot, you must securely attach a note in a conspicuous location giving your name, address, and license plate number. In addition, you must call the local police and notify them immediately. Crime and safety questions are answered by Officers from the Boca Raton Police Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit www.bocapolice.com.BURGLARY TO RESIDENCE 04/25/2012 14:01 E JEFFERY ST Between April 2 and April 16, unknown person(s) removed a sink, microwave oven, air handler and damaged a padlock and wall at a home on E. Jerey Street. ere are no known suspects or witnesses to this event. SHOPLIFTING/ RETAIL THEFT 04/25/2012 13:58 SOUTH FEDERAL HWY Suspect was observed stealing a $5 cloth wallet and was detained by a CVS loss prevention ocer. e oender was positively identied and CVS refused prosecution. BURGLARY/ THEFT FROM AUTO 04/25/2012 18:19 SE 14TH ST ree pool cues and their cases were stolen (valued at $1800) from the trunk of a vehicle parked at a home on SE 14th street, Boca Raton. e owner of the vehicle forgot to lock the doors. EMBEZZLEMENT 04/25/2012 14:35 NORTH MILITARY TR. On 4/25/12, Michael Coury, president of Pope John Paul School, reported an ex-employee stole, over a period of two months, in access of $7000 cash she received from tuition payments paid to the school. BURGLARY TO BUSINESS 04/29/2012 14:22 NW 2ND AVE Unknown suspect(s) removed a window pane from the middle oce window located on the west side of the building, entered business and removed a moneybox from a cabinet in the accounting oce. Police were dispatched aer receiving an alarm. 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! Edition 98Therese Terry Gergora Passes Away at Age 53Therese Terry Schwender Gergora, 53, of Boynton Beach and formerly of Orange Park, died April 20, 2012. Born in Dayton, Ohio, she taught CCD religious education for many years to Catholic children attending St Thomas More (Boynton Beach) and St Matthew Catholic Church (Lake Worth). She served as a Eucharistic Minister as well. Terry recently joined the workforce at Costco in Boca Raton. She donated to many charitable organizations throughout her life and led the family to sponsoring two under privileged children. She is survived by her husband, Michael and sons, Michael and Stephen; her mother, Adrienne Schwender; sisters, Adrienne Sache, Marian Teel, and Diana Miller; brothers, George and Joe Schwender and many nephews and nieces. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at St. Mark Catholic Church, Boynton Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Gifts and mailed to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development (Davis 160), 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224. On the memo line and/or include a note stating that the gift is to be desig nated to: Cancer Research at MCF in memory of Therese A. Gergora.
3 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98 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.Ashley Coons, an eighth grader from Loxahatchee and David Dunleavy, an eighth grader from Boca Raton have been selected by the Palm Beach County Steering Committee of the National Campaign to Stop Violence as the first place Ambassadors for their efforts to stop youth violence in the Do the Write Thing Challenge. Coons, who attends Western Pines Middle School, and Dunleavy, who attends Don Estridge High Tech Middle School, will be recognized with the other finalists Monday, May 7 at a luncheon at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Coons and Dunleavy will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in July, where they and other Ambassadors from around the country will be honored in a national ceremony. Ranked second among young women was Melanie Camejo, an eighth-grader from Lake Worth who attends Lake Worth Middle School, and third was Joy Sohn, a sixth-grader from Wellington who attends Bak Middle School of the Arts. Howell L. Watkins Middle School sixth grader, Na thanael Sybron from West Palm Beach was ranked second among young men and Palm Beach Gardens resident Christopher Burrett, a seventh-grader at Watson B. Duncan Middle School finished third. All six student finalists will receive cash prizes. From more than 19,000 Palm Beach County middle school students who participated in the Do the Write Thing Challenge, 210 were selected as finalists, who, with their parents, teachers and principals will attend the May 7 luncheon. At the luncheon, a video will present the experiences of the top six recipients and ways they are stopping bullying and teen violence. Dave Aronberg, from the Office of the Florida Attorney General and Superintendent of Palm Beach Schools E. Wayne Gent will address the audience. Pahokee native and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin will describe his early teen years and how he later achieved suc cess through sports. For the fifth consecutive year, the luncheon has been underwritten by West Palm Beach-based Florida Crystals Corporation, North Americas largest sugar producer. More than 600 guests are expected at the Kravis event. The William H. Pitt Foundation will provide $500 grants to the school principals who had the highest participa tion in the program. The law firm of Larmoyeux & Bone, P.L. is providing administra tive support for organizing and directing the efforts of the Steering Committee. The Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office has underwritten the entire cost of publishing all of the writings of the 210 students from the 21 schools who fully participated in the program. The program gives Palm Beach County sixth, seventh and eighth grade students an opportunity to examine the impact of violence on their lives through written essays or poems reflecting on what they can do as individuals to reduce youth violence. The goal of the program is to reduce youth violence in schools, at home and in neighborhoods, explained West Palm Beach trial lawyer Bill Bone, chairman of the local steering committee of the Do the Write Thing Challenge. Many young teens have been bullied or stigmatized by the way they look or talk or act and that can be very traumatic sometimes resulting in enormous pain and even suicide. Not all students who submitted writings are at risk or have had experience with violence in their lives. Others may have witnessed it. All of the entries were read by multiple panels of volunteer judges representing a cross section of Palm Beach County educators, law enforcement and judicial leaders. Submissions were evaluated solely for their content, not for grammar, spelling or structure.The Boca Raton Tribune Community News Boca Raton teen among Do the Write Thing Challenge AmbassadorsCommissioner Abrams Leads Charge Against Half-Baked Tax Increase Eighth-grader David Dunleavy, a student at Don Estridge High Tech Middle School was selected as the Palm Beach County Boy Ambassador in the Do the Write Thing Challenge. Ashley Coons was selected as the Palm Beach County Girl Ambassador in the Do the Write Thing Challenge. A proposed half-cent hike in the Palm Beach County tax rate supposedly to cover transportation projects got run out town on a rail by a majority of County Commissioners this week. On a motion made by Commissioner Steven Abrams, the panel voted 4-3 Tuesday to postpone for one year a ballot question asking voters to hike the sales tax from 6 to 6.5 percent, which would have generated just over $100 million. The board agreed to postpone the item for at least a year and asked for staff-level discussions to be held with board members. Commission Chairwoman Shelley Vana and Commissioner Priscilla Taylor said they have heard complaints from residents about the poor condition of some county roads. Abrams made the motion to kill the proposal, calling it a half-baked plan. It lacked specifics, including exactly how the money would be spent, the commissioner said. His motion won the support of Commissioners Paulette Burdick, Karen Marcus and Jess Santamaria. The Boca Raton commissioner said he was disappointed that [the proposal] was brought forward without a plan to spend the money. Administrators did say the revenue could be used to help pay for a variety of transportation projects. But officials left open the possibility of using the cash for other projects. In other business, commissioners took the following action: Federal legislation heard a presentation by U.S. Rep. Allen West on committee work and budget alloca tions in Washington D.C. affecting local projects and programs. Supervisor of Elec tions approved an agreement with the Supervisor of Elections and Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. for the purchase of new and upgraded software, and canceling a previous purchase of Insight Listener modems and software; also approved a work order of $202,606 for chiller and new energy management system replacement at the supervisors office. Boynton Marina postponed for 30 days amendments to the declaration of covenants and restrictions encumbering the Boynton Marina to allow the CRA to demolish an existing building that formerly housed a dive shop. Advisory board agreed to dissolve the Emergency Shelter Grant Program Advisory Board and authorized the Homeless Continuum of Care Review Committee appointed by the Homeless and Housing Alliance to make funding recommendations for the Emergency Solutions Grant. Annexation approved an interlocal agreement with Palm Springs for the annexation of an enclave consisting of two lots totaling approximately a half-acre on the north side of Dale Road and west of Donald Road. Property maintenance approved on first reading and to advertise for public hearing on May 15 amendments to the property maintenance code to create consistency, correct spelling and grammatical errors, and to enable the county to recover the cost of abatement of nuisances via a non-ad valorem assessment.
4 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.FAU receives $102,500 Grant from Moran Foundation for Education Program BOCA RATON -The Florida Atlantic University College of Education recently received a $102,500 grant from The Jim Moran Foundation. The grant will benefit Good FIT (First Introduction to Teaching), a program within the Florida Institute for the Advancement of Teaching (FIAT). FIAT was created to recruit, prepare and retain quality teachers, in an effort to address the states critical teacher shortage. We truly appreciate this generous grant from The Jim Moran Foundation, said Jennifer OFlannery Anderson, Ph.D., vice president of community engagement at FAU. Were extremely proud of the award-winning FIAT program, and grants from orga nizations like The Jim Moran Foundation help to ensure that FAUs College of Education continues to have a positive impact on our local communities. Good FIT is one of three FIAT programs structured to offer participants increasing levels of classroom responsibility. Students in any major who would like to explore teaching as a career are given the opportunity to become a paid instructional intern in a public school classroom one day a week with a model classroom teacher. My husband, Jim, rec ognized the importance of a quality education for every child and that begins with a well prepared and enthusiastic teacher, said Jan Moran, chairman and president of The Jim Moran Foundation. Through our partnership with FAUs innovative Good FIT program, we are continuing Jims legacy by helping future teachers gain real classroom experience while supporting student achievement. The 2012 Jim Moran Foundation grant will benefit a minimum of 100 FAU students in the Good FIT program. These students will provide at least 9,000 hours of instructional support to more than 12,000 students in Broward County public schools during the 2012 spring and fall semesters. Since 2006, funding support by The Jim Moran Foundation has provided 284 college students the opportunity to actively participate in instructional activities within Broward County School District classrooms, thereby impacting nearly 29,000 K-12 students. Jan Moran GLADES MEDICAL GROUP Services Include: Medicare + Most Insurances www.CampPalmetto.com 561-852-3690$50 Multiple Session Discount AvailableFor addl Registration info visit us onlineRegister online or in person Registration Mon., May 7 & May 21 6:30pm-7:30pm www.CampPalmetto.com Crafts Field TripsVideo Session 1: June 13-July 6 (no camp July 4) Session 2: July 9-Aug.3 Times: 9am-4pm Pre Camp: 8-9am Post Camp: 4-5:45pm
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6 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.BOCA RATON -Boca Helping Hands held its 6th Annual Monopoly Event & Casino Night at Via Mizner Golf and Country Club and raised $120,000 to aid the local charitable organization. The event featured fast paced tournament style Monopoly, classics Casino Gaming including, Roulette and Black Jack. Live music was performed by Ott, Ott and Hull. There was a silent and live bidding for such items as a ride on the Goodyear Blimp; VIP treatment at a Boston Red Sox Game; Sheriff for a day; and a stay in Key West! Keith Nassetta won this years Monopoly Tournament for the 2nd time in a row and the 3rd time since the famous Parker Bros. game was introduced as an event at BHH. It was introduced to Boca Helping Hands by Gary Peters in 2007. Peters, current BHH president, is a two time National Monopoly Champion. This event has become Boca Helping Hands main fundraising affair of the year. All proceeds benefit the mission of Boca Helping Hands which is to provide compassionate service through food and assistance programs to individuals, families, and children to instill dignity and break the cycle of dependence. This years event was chaired by Boca Helping Hands Volunteer Lou Ann Such. The event committee included: Karen Swedenborg, Boca Helping Hands Development Manager, Mary Ladd Cope, Pat MacKechnie, Clair McCormick, Diana Mezzanotte, and Elaine Schneider.COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL more pics pg. 16Tri County Adopt-A-ThonBOCA RATON The Tri County Humane Society recently completed three mega rescues, rescuing more than 100 dogs from death row. To celebrate and help them find new homes, an Adopt-aThon is being held Sunday, May 6 from 11 am to 3 pm at the shelter, 21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton. Tri County will hold its first-ever Doggie Speed Dating. The event is organized so that visitors can chat, ask questions, and check out the chemistry in a string of one-on-one interactive sessions lasting five minutes each. At the end of five minutes, a bell will ring, and participants will have a few minutes to fill out a Score Card as to whether you would like to see a particular dog again for final consideration. Challenge your dog on Zoom Room of Coconut Creeks Agility Course. This will be in an enclosed area, so you can safely have your dog off leash. There will be demonstra tions throughout the day including pet acupuncture and a discussion regarding Calusa Veterinary Centers new hyperbaric oxygen therapy by Dr. Andrew Turkell. Charleys Canine College will demonstrate training techniques. Also, visit the open market of pet related products and services. Fun events for children include a petting zoo and pony rides courtesy of Mill Pond Farm. Tri County Humane Society is a 100% no kill animal shelter that rescues and rehomes over 1,500 dogs and cats per year. This is a pet friendly event. Please be sure that your pet is up to date on vaccinations. Please do not bring puppies that have not completed their full course of vaccines. Pet dogs will not be allowed in the Shelter. If you are looking to adopt a dog as a companion for your pet, safe meet and greets can be arranged. Photo Credit: Tammy K PhotographyWould you like to make this guy your pet? National Society of Arts and Letters Hosts Annual Red Rose Dinner GalaBOCA RATON Honorees, patrons, performing artists, judges, sponsors, special guests, and members enjoyed a funfilled evening at the Na tional Society of Arts and Letters, Boca Raton South Florida Chapter Annual Red Rose Dinner Gala, celebrated recently at Brooks Restaurant, Deerfield Beach. Award-winning students and seasoned performers shared their musical talents for a truly memorable evening. The evening began with a welcome message from NSAL President Judi Asselta, followed by a musical Invocation To Believe, sung by Melanie Sierra, a Shirley Rabb Winston Scholar for Voice entry. Distinguished presenter Christine Lynn, chairman of the board, Lynn University, introduced gala honoree, Jan McArt, The First Lady of Theatre. and presented the National Society of Arts and Letters Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership and Artistic Excellence. She responded graciously by introduc ing friends in the audience who have been a special part of her life. McArt has had a wideranging career in opera, Broadway, TV, performing on concert stage with symphonies, cabaret night spots and many world-wide engagements. Her Royal Palm Dinner Theatre ran successfully for over 24 years. Currently, Jan is founder and producer of the Libby Dodsons Live at Lynn series and notable director of Theatre Arts Program at Lynn University. Shari Upbin, director of the NSAL Musical Theatre Competition introduced the winners and sponsors. Marilyn Nelson, Beth Holland and Dorinda Spahr presented award monies to Chloe Dolandis, first place; Jose Luaces, sec ond place and Melanie Sierra, third place. President Asselta proudly presented a welldeserved NSAL Distinguished Service Award to Adele and James Barrett. NSAL Lynn University Scholarships of $1,000 each for piano, strings and theatre arts were presented to: Agneiszka Sornek, Piano, Anna Tsukervanik, Violin and Sophia Barrett, drama by underwriters Isabelle Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mandich and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spahr. The performing artists were introduced by Lisa Leonard, head of instrumental collaborative piano and artist faculty at Lynn University. One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the NSAL Presidents Award by former president Dame Alyce Erickson to Judi Asselta, commending her for four successful years as Boca Raton Chapter President. and the introduction of the NSAL Scholarship program in the Performing Arts High Schools in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County. Following the ceremonies, it was announced that Shari Upbin, Boca Raton Theatre Director and former New York producer and director of over 50 productions, has been elected as the incoming president of NSAL Boca Raton South Florida Chapter. Special thanks were given to gala directors Dame Alyce Erickson, Roswitha Guzinski, Philippa Reboli & Dorinda Spahr for a magical and memorable evening. Boca Helping Hands Passes Go, Collects $120,000, at Monopoly Tournament From left are Gary Peters, LouAnn Such and Karen Swedenborg. more pics pg. 16
7 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98 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 -Dag gerwing Nature Centers newest educational animal, an Eastern screech owl, needs a name. Visit the nature center during regular operating hours to submit a name for a chance to win a oneon-one Owl Encounter, an original painting by local artist Paul Cummings and the honor of naming the owl. Suggestions may be submitted through June 1. You can get to know the owl before submitting a name on May 4, May 18 and June 1 at 4 p.m. for a 15-minute meet and greet session. The winning name will be announced the first week in June. For more details, visit the website, www.pbcgov. com/parks/nature/daggerwing_nature_center or call the nature center at (561) 629-8760. Daggerwing Nature Center is operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department and is located in South County Regional Park at 11200 Park Ac cess Road, off Cain Boulevard between Glades Road and Yamato Road, west of Boca Raton.WHOOOO Am I? Owl Naming Contest at Daggerwing Nature Center An Eastern screech owl Photo Courtesy of Audubon SocietyCOMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL SEAFOOD BUFFET AND RAW BAR Friday May 11th BuffetCrab Legs Crab Cakes Tilapia Francaise Chiappino (seafood stew) Vegetable Medley, Rice, Salad, RollsRaw Bar Oysters, Clams, Shrimp $19.95++ OCEAN BREEZE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUBDoors open at 5:00 P.M. (561) 994-0400 Call extension 273 today for your reservation 5800 NW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, FL, 33486 Memories from the Greatest Generation at Two County Branch LibrariesMemorial Day is May 28, and many veterans have compelling stories to tell about their experiences fighting for the nations freedom. Professional videog rapher Fred Singer has captured the stories of eight Florida veterans who served during World War II. Singer, who worked in the event and documentary field for more than 20 years, interviewed these great heroes and their spouses, taking over a year to produce and complete the project. This video is being shown at the following times and library loca tions: Tuesday, May 8, 2 p.m. GLADES ROAD BRANCH 20701 95th Ave, Boca Raton.Phone: 482-4554 Preregister Wednesday, May 9, 2 p.m. HAGEN RANCH ROAD BRANCH 14350 Hagen Ranch Rd., Delray Beach Phone: 894-7500 Tickets available beginning April 30
8 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.Its nice to see this article recognizes the little things that most people take for granted every day. This small business does more than just wash cars; it makes you feel good to be there! The workers there really care about doing a good job to make the customers happy, and its refreshing to see a boss who treats the workers well. In this economy, its not so common to see people who are happy to work. Jessica Mr. Zucaro, you have your finger on the pulse of our community here surrounding Palmetto Park Road east of Mizner Blvd. Unfortunately, the gang of four council members seem to be caving in to large scale apartment developers rather than keeping a community together.When the Palmetto Park bridge opens and closes every half hour, especially on weekends, the traffic will be horrendous. Without actually knowing,Ill bet none of these gang of Four lives in this neighborhood. We, the people, came out in droves to explain. This gang wouldnt listen. Fred Thank you for your beautifully written article. Well said, I could not have said it better myself. I knew in my heart during the election campaign that the people of Boca Raton would re-elect Anthony Ma jhess. I put my faith in the people of this city and I was not disappointed. As for the mayor and 3 other council members, I am still shocked that they supported Mr. Majhess opponent, knowing his background and character. The people of Boca Raton have chosen well and I congratulate Anthony Ma jhess once again on his victory. LindaLike you, Ive had to endure the rigors of rain these past few days. You know the routine, the wet shoes, the drenched clothing, and the umbrella that never seems to close properly. Actually, my wife and I began to endure the wetness a little earlier than other people in South Florida. Before the rain doused our area, we spent several days with our friends, John and Eleanor, at a condo in Orlando. As some of you may know, I had surgery earlier this year at Florida Hospital in the city of Celebration, right next to Kissimmee and Orlando. On two occasions since the operation, I had to return to visit with the doc tor who did the surgery to make sure I was back on track and thank God, all is OK. We decided that since I was back to my normal self this time, we should make the third trip sort of a mini-vacation. My wife and I had seen Sea World during a trip to that area a year ago and promised to return and visit. So, we did. The weather forecasters up there predicted that rain was due, but not until Friday of that week. We decided to go Thursday and beat the bad weather. Well, after a few hours in the park, the bad weather caught up with us. Before I go on, I wanted to tell you that Sea World is a wonderful place to visit, and if you are in the area, its something you should definitely put on your to-do list. One suggestion. Leave the car at whatever hotel or resort youre staying at. Theres a trolley that stops in Sea World, and we were lucky enough to catch it right in front of the condo complex where we were staying. For seniors, the fare is just a quarter. So, we trolleyed over to Sea World, walked to the entrance and joined hundreds of others visiting the park. First stop was food. We hadnt had breakfast, so we were darn hungry. We stopped at a place called the Seafire Inn. The food was great. The service is cafeteria style. Everything is freshly made and the price is moderate. We continued from there to the Shamu Whale Show and it was a whale of a show. The theme, One Ocean, builds environmental safety and animal preservation into the program. And these crea tures certainly deserve to be protected. From there, we visited Wild Arctic, an indoor zoo featuring polar bears, beluga whales, and walruses that is designed to resemble a research station in the Arctic Ocean. We took motion-simulated helicopter journey to the exhibit and found it to be a wonderful experience. Then, another experience. Rain. We were in the gift shop outside the Wild Arctic exhibit when the precipitation began to fall. We all bought ponchos at $8 apiece and headed for the exit. It was a very soggy trip, since we were at the far end of the park. But we all made it and all survived. After getting back to the condo, we dried and decided to rest a bit until dinner. We did promise to return and see the sights we didnt have an opportunity to view. EDITORIAL All letters to the editor should be sent to: P.O. Box 970593 Boca Raton, FL 33497 every 60 days. 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 A Soggy Day at Sea World Dale and Julia John and Eleanor
9 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98 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 Taking InventoryIt is important that people know what their resources are! It is imperative that they live aware of their var ied possessions, including thoughts stored in the mind, and of ways that everything belonging to them may be utilized for their wellbeing and for the benefit of others. Its not necessary to dupli cate what you already own, especially what has remained unused for a long time, yet still totally unspoiled. Then, there are things which improve with age, and items which increase their worth with time. Ones ideas should also be expanded to become more useful and impacting. What is sad, however, is that many people will chase after things they already possess but can never find them in the search, not even among their personal belongings. Thats why it is important for one to take inventory of what one has, so as to ascer tain exactly where to locate those items whenever needed and sought, or discard the unwanted and the unneces sary! But taking inventory is not merely to determine what you already own. It is also to acknowledge what you lack but may still secure. One may have a lot and still live in bankrupticy. Mere accumula tion of riches devoid of what is most essential, brings no advantage to anyone! Persons are safer when they focus more on essen tial realities instead of mere material allurements, on the permanent instead of the transitory, on what offers long-lasting satisfaction and not just sudden thrills! This must be so because if spiritual wealth has not been developed, no amount of money will make us happy as the late John Marks Templeton had noted. One leaves the world as naked as when one first entered it! Quite often excessive earthly baggage prevents one from making adequate prog ress in the direction one must go, to reach what one truly needs! Success is guaranteed for those who recognize that even items which are legitimate in ones personal journey can often prevent one from staying on course, on account of unexpected distractions which that can cause! Single-mindedness has always been a most worthwhile value to be cherished. Going after the right things will always lead and keep one in the right track! As someone intimated, where your attention goes, your energy flows. When taking personal inventory of your life, be sure that essentials remain paramount among all you possess!By Robert Tamasy In the workplace we talk about ergonomics, which is defined as the study of the relationship between workers and their environment, especially the equipment they use. Everything is considered, from noise factors to chair design to computer placement, analyzing the environment in which people work. Evaluating the physical working environment has been important. But another type of environment also deserves attention: The place where employees can maximize talents, gifts, experience and passions. While I was editor-publisher of a suburban newspaper, we had a staff member that was like the proverbial round peg attempting to fit into a square hole. I will call her Mary. Our editorial staff was small, so we tried her in a variety of roles. Initially I assigned her to cover school board and local commission meetings. Then we had her write about social functions and womens events. She took a turn at sports reporting. Mary was eager and a hard worker, but none of these seemed a good fit. Finally, after I had to terminate the full-time photog rapher, I asked Mary if she would like to give that job a try. It involved everything from taking photos at civic meetings and sporting events to pictures of houses for real estate ads. Mary lit up like a 1,000-watt bulb. She found her niche, work she did with passion. Thankfully, I had stuck with Mary until we had found her place a role that enabled her to flourish. She became a happy, fulfilled employee. It took time, but we had discovered where she belonged on our staff. And it was rewarding for me to help her find joy through the work she performed for us. One of a leaders most important responsibilities is to empower employees to find their environment, that area of interest and expertise where they can flourish. The old U.S. Army motto states, Be all that you can be! The Bible also affirms the importance of this leadership function: Each of us is uniquely designed and gifted. No two individuals are exactly alike, not only physically, but also in terms of abilities, interests and passion. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). We all have a specific purpose to fulfill. The Bible tells us God has determined a specific purpose for each of us, and as leaders we can help in seeking out that purpose and enabling them to fulfill it.Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart (Jeremiah 1:5). The best leaders and managers get the most and best out of their people. Jesus told the parable of the talents, in which businessman tested his servants on their capacity to manage his interests. In a similar way, leaders are responsible not only for property, but also for proper utilization of the human resources under their stewardship. Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things (Matthew 25:14-30). Good leaders make the proper care of their employees a top priority. If employees are not thriving, we need to ask why. We might be expecting them to be square pegs trying to fit into round holes. Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds (Proverbs 27:23). 561-208-6029 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. Creating Ideal Environments for Employees
10 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.Upcoming Events at FAU, Boca ChamberThrough Saturday, May 12 Surfing Florida Exhibition. Schmidt Gallery, Boca Raton Gallery Hours: TuesFri, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Free Information: www.fau. edu/galleries or 561-2972966 Photos, video and media installations chronicling the history of surfing in Florida. Through Friday, May 4 BFA Fine Arts Exhibition. Ritter Gallery, FAU Boca Raton. Free and open to the public. Information:561-297-2966 or www.fauevents.com. Thursday, May 10, 5 8 p.m., Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. FAU Potters Guild Show and Sale Ritter Gallery, FAU Boca Raton. 561-297-3870 or email@example.com. The following events are planned by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. AMBASSADORS at the Chamber. Friday, May 4 / 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. FROM HOW TO WOW at the Chamber Tuesday, May 8 / 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. OFFICIAL PALM BEACH COUNTY TRAVEL RALLY DAY Tuesday, May 8 / 8:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Plaza Real at Mizner Center. Includes presentations by Government and Tourism Officials, the Official Boca Bop Line Dance, a Boca Raton Tourism Showcase, and an Official Visitors Welcome NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION Tuesday, May 8 / 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Bogarts Bar & Grille (3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton, 33431) MEMBERSHIP BREAKFAST Thursday, May 10 / 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Via Mizner Golf & Country Club (6200 Boca Del Mar Drive, Boca Ra ton) Sponsored by: JM Lexus GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE at the Chamber When: Thursday, May 10 / 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Representative Lori Berman, District 86 RIBBON CUTTING BOCA EAST CHIROPRACTIC When: Thursday, May 10 / 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where: Boca East Chiropractic Dr. Roger Fischel (500 NE Spanish River Blvd, Suite 35, Boca Raton)Chris MacDonald Will Rock Downtown Boca with Memories of Elvis TributeBOCA RATON As part of its successful Friday Night LIVE! monthly entertainment series, downtown Boca will feature evening headliner Chris MacDonald, the ultimate Elvis tribute artist performing live with his concert band and dancers in Sanborn Square on Friday, May 4th. He will literally rock the blocks and streets around the park in true sock hop/Boca Bop fashion, expecting his current and soon-to-be fans to be singing and dancing in the streets during this free and open-to-the-public event. Visitors are encouraged to come early, stay late... where something for everyone awaits as thousands have done for previous Friday Night LIVE! Events that included the City Link Beerfest in March and Latin Jazz performance by the popular Tito Puente Jr. in April. Friday Night LIVE! festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with the popular Gourmet Truck Expo that will be serving up a unique street side culinary experience with caf seating. Participating food trucks include foodie favorites 4Alarm Pizza, Divan Bakery, Genes Joint, Guiseppes Italian Sausage, Kona Ice, Latin Burger, Meatballs Etc., Tango Grill and The Philly Grill. A themed pre-show dance showcase and group lesson of the official Downtown Boca Bop line dance by the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Downtown Boca will follow at 7 p.m., and Chris MacDonald and his Memories of Elvis highenergy tribute show takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. With this newly updated production, complete with costumes, dancers and concert band, the show will include production numbers with costume changes and songs representing the different stages of Elviss ca reer including the 1950s, the movies, the 1968 comeback and the 1970s White Fringe Vegas concerts. Were looking forward to continuously build upon the early success of the Friday Night LIVE! series with a dynamic act that has been a hit all over the country, said Downtown Manager Ruby Childers. She added that the Friday Night LIVE! event in June is themed Walkway to Wa terway Summertime Fest, with Jimmy Buffet-style and Tom Petty-style island sounds, dining and shopping activities to Downtown Bocas Palmetto Park Road area. On the first Friday of every month, the Friday Night LIVE! series fills parts of downtown Boca (including Sanborn Square and Palmetto Park Road), showcasing live themed entertainment by award-winning bands and vocalists as participating shops, restaurants, and clubs extend their hours for shopping and strolling and offer Friday Night LIVE! samplings, discounts, and specials. Dates and themes planned, include the following. Unless noted, all evenings are free and begin with festivities at 6:30 p.m. and live entertainment to take the stage at 7:30 p.m.: June 1st Walkway to Waterway Summertime FestPalmetto Park Road July 6th Americana/Picnic in the Park Sanborn Square August 3rd CountryTownSanborn Square September 7th Bra zilian BeatPalmetto Park Road October 5th Community & CultureTBD November 2nd Spirit of Thanks&GivingSanborn Square December 7th Holiday SoundsSanborn Square For more information and event details, visit http://downtownboca. org regularly. To become a downtown Boca event sponsor, contact Jon Kaye, Kaye Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561392-5166. Chris MacDonald and his Memories of Elvis tribute show. Men with Caring Hearts Winners Announced at Awards LuncheonBOCA RATON -The winners of the 11th Annual Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon, hosted by Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC), were announced on Thursday, April 26 at Boca West Country Club. The Awards Luncheon gives local non-profit orga nizations the opportunity to recognize and thank male volunteers who improve the lives of others in Palm Beach County. The Outstanding Volunteer Award went to Gary Peters, who was nominated for his work with Boca Helping Hands. Peters received a check for $2,500 for the charity of his choice. The Youth in Philanthropy Award winner was Bronsen Bloom, nominated for his work with FFCDC. Bloom received a $1,000 check from Youth in Philanthropy sponsor, Toshiba Business Solutions, along with a Toshiba laptop computer. The event also featured the presentation of the 2012 Tiffany Biggest Heart to Abdol Moabery, President and CEO of GA Telesis LLC. The title is awarded to a philanthropic leader whose commitment and dedication has affected individuals and the community at large. Boca Raton philanthropist Martin Stein received the 2012 Tiffany Lifetime Achievement Award for his visionary commitment to local non-profits. In a surprise announcement, Martin Stein donated funding for a new school bus for Florence Fullers West Boca campus. More than 500 guests attended the sold out event presented by the Club Managers Seminole Region Charity Committee to benefit FFCDC. Luncheon co-chairs were Jay DiPietro, general manager, Boca West Country Club and Jason Solodkin, NFP Financial Group, Inc. FFCDC board member, Neil Meany, was Master of Ceremonies. Guests were welcomed by FFCDC president, Peggy Henry. Gary Peters, Outstanding Volunteer Award winner Bronsen Bloom, Youth in Philanthropy Award winner
11 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98 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 the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) found that during the period from 2004-2008; cameras saved 159 lives in 14 U.S. cities with large populations, and could have prevented 815 deaths had all large cities in the country used the cameras. According to the IIHS, nearly 2 million crashes annually occur in intersections. The purpose of this program is to increase traffic safety in Boca Raton. The goal of the program is to reduce red-light running viola tions, crashes, and injuries. What is a red-light running violation? A red-light running violation occurs when a motorist enters an intersec tion after the traffic signal has turned red. Motorists already in the intersection when the signal changes to red, waiting to turn for example, are not considered red-light violators. Where are the intersection safety cameras located? The intersections with camera installations are listed below. Each intersec tion is marked clearly with signs. East & West bound Glades Rd at NW 15 Ave East bound Glades Rd at St. Andrews Blvd, North bound St. Andrews Blvd at Glades Rd North and South bound Federal Hwy at NE 20 St North and South bound Military Trail at Spanish River Blvd North and South bound Congress Ave at Clint Moore Rd East and West bound Glades Rd at NW 2nd Ave How does the intersec tion safety camera work? The system activates when motion is detected just prior to the stop bar AFTER the traffic signal has turned red. The cameras capture two images of an alleged violation, taken from the rear of the vehicle. The first image shows the vehicle at the white stop bar and the illuminated red light. The second image shows the violator in the middle of the intersection with the red light illuminated. The license plate image is a close-up from one of the images captured. Data, including the time, date, and duration of the yellow and red lights, also is recorded. Cameras also record a 12-second digital video of the violation, including six seconds prior to and six seconds after running the red light. Why does the camera flash when no one actually runs the red light? The road safety program is designed to take two rear photographs of a vehicle that may be committing a violation. The first rear image captures the vehicle prior to entering the intersection with the traffic signal red, and the second image shows the vehicle continuing through the intersection during the red signal phase. On occasion, a vehicle approaching an intersection with a red light may come to a stop before entering the intersection yet trigger the red-light camera system, causing the flash to discharge. In addition, a vehicle approaching the intersection and making a right turn may not come to a complete stop but only slow before continuing to turn, triggering the road safety program and causing the flash to discharge. The Boca Raton Police Services Department reviews each violation event captured by the road safety program and makes the final decision to issue a citation. All flash incidents do not equate to a citation; however, the imaging results in 80%+ accuracy in identifying excessive speed approaches. Can I still make a right on red? Yes, red light cameras do not affect a drivers ability to legally make a right on red after coming to a complete stop. The presence of red light cameras do not nullify any other Florida State Statute. For more information about the Road Safety Program, visit our website www.bocaratontribune. com. Municipal NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Installment Payment PlanTaxpayers may pay property taxes (Real Estate and Tangible Personal Property) in installments. To participate in our Installment Payment Plan (IPP), the taxpayer must complete an Installment Payment Application and have estimated taxes due of more than $100. The application applies to the next years taxes. To Apply Applications to participate in the Installment Payment Plan are available online or in person at any service center location. Mail your completed application to: Palm Beach County Tax Collector P.O. Box 3715 West Palm Beach, FL 33402-3715 Taxpayers must submit the application to the Tax Collector (postmarked or in person) on or before April 30. Important Note: The first payment must be made on or before June 30 to remain on the plan. The taxpayer is officially enrolled in the plan by making the first payment in June. IPP renewal is automatic as long as the June payment is made every year. Payment A taxpayer who uses the installment method pays an estimated tax equal to the actual taxes for the preceding year. The payment schedule is: 1st Installment Due by June 30: 1/4 the total estimated taxes discounted 6%. 2nd Installment Due by September 30: 1/4 the total estimated taxes discounted 4.5%. 3rd Installment Due by December 31: 1/4 the total estimated taxes plus 1/2 of any adjustment for actual tax liability discounted 3%. 4th Installment Due by March 31: 1/4 the total estimated taxes plus the balance of any adjustment for actual tax liability. The taxpayer will receive quarterly notices by mail from the Tax Collec tors office. Please include the payment stub and the 17 digit Property Control Number on your payment. Missed and Delinquent IPP Payments Missed installment payments (September and December) must be paid in full with the next installment and the discount is loss. Any amount remaining unpaid on April 1 becomes delinquent.Intersection Safety Program Red Light Cameras
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13 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98 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, Florida--The Boca Raton South Florida Chapter of the National Soci ety of Arts and Letters held its signature event, the elegant Red Rose Dinner Gala on April 12th at Brooks Restaurant in Deerfield Beach. The annual fun draising event benefits students in the arts through scholarships, workshops and competitions. Nearly 200 fans and patrons of the arts adorned Brooks Restaurant in beautiful formal attire to celebrate the achievements of the top three career award winners of the 2012 NSAL Musical Theatre competition and honor with a lifetime achievement award Ms. Jan McArt, Lynn Universitys Director of Theatre Arts Program Development. Known as the First Lady of the Theatre, McArt was lauded for her leadership, artistic excellence, and dedication to youth. Through her Royal Palm Center Production Company, she established the Jan McArts Royal Palm Dinner Theatre, Jans Rooftop Cabaret Theatre, and the Little Palm Childrens Theatre in Boca Raton, among many others. During the gala the National Society of Arts & Letters also named Boca Raton Theatre Director Shari Upbin as new President of the South Florida Chapter. Upbin, is the Co-Producer/Director of Broadway Live! Hollywood Live!, the Former President of the League of Professional Theatre Women in New York, and a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. She has produced and directed over 50 productions in New York and around the country, including the critically acclaimed Womens Minyan in Boca Raton, Florida. Among the highlights of the evening were award presentations to Chloe Dolandis, Jose Luaces and Melanie Sierra, winners of the NSAL South Florida Musical Theatre competition held in March, musical performances by Lynn University Theatre Arts Performing Artists and Lynn University Conservatory of Music Performing Artists. Several local performing arts patrons and celebrities in attendance included: Christine Lynn, Chairman of the Board, Lynn University, Dr. Jon Robertson, Dean of B The Boca Raton Tribune BOCA LIFE & ARTSSECTION See page 19 See page 18The Pirates! Skewers the MythsFOOD REVIEW ENTERTAINMENTcontinued on pg.15 Jan McArt Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at NSAL Annual Red Rose Dinner Gala
14 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.10th Annual Cappies Awards Honor South Florida High School Theater StudentsFORT LAUDERDALE Theater students from 20 public, private and charter schools throughout Broward and Palm Beach County vie for top honors in the 10th Annual Cappies Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Modeled after Broadways Tony Awards, the gala awards show will feature songs and scenes from the top nominated shows. The Critics Awards Program, or Cappies for short, recognizes high school theater in 42 categories including performers, designers, technicians and critics. Since our very first Cappies Awards Gala 10 years ago, many of our past honorees have pursued advanced studies and careers in the arts, said Lori Sessions, program director of the South Florida Cappies. From a former student now appearing on Broadway in Wicked to others starring in and working on Broadway-caliber productions nationwide, it is inspiring to see young people fulfill their dreams. With 18 nominations, J.P. Taravella High Schools production of The Wiz is the most nominated musical and South Plantation High Schools production of The Yellow Boat, with 15 nominations, is the most nominated play. The awards ceremony is presented with support from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, who has hosted the awards since the South Florida chapter was founded in 2002 as a part of the national non-profit organization honoring high school theater programs. The Broward Center is proud to be a long-time partner in hosting the Cappies, and in supporting the incredible students who embody the future of the performing arts. Now in its 10th year, our successful collaboration with the Cappies Awards demonstrates the powerful partnership the Broward Center has created with local schools, said Kelley Shanley, Broward Center President and CEO. We also celebrate the accomplishments of Lori Sessions and the entire South Florida Cappies team of educators, parents, sponsors and supporters who work tirelessly to bring this outstanding program to our high school theater community and produce this wonderful event year after year. We salute Lori and the Cappies team for their vision, their dedication and their passion for the arts. Award winners are determined by votes from the students themselves through a weighted peer review voting process. Nominations were made by student critics from participating schools that attended each others shows to write reviews, which were edited by theater educators and sent to the local media. Tickets are $20 and are available through the Broward Centers box office at 954/462-0222 or www. browardcenter.org. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. AutoNation, Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, TAM Airlines, Sun-Sentinel and Comcast are proud sponsors of the Broward Center. All dates, programs and artists are subject to change. Boca Raton High School (16 nominations: 15 for Crazy for You and 1 for criticism) Best Musical Marketing and Publicity: Christine Homrich and Kelley Cunnigham Lighting: Phineas Agar, Kelsey Powers and Loren Stoller Costumes: Tatiana de Carvalho and Crew Make-Up: Marina Schipani, Angela Galup, Emily Weeks and Sammi Maher Props: Kathleen Sharp, Cayla Rosenthal, Harry Senior, Meghana Goola and Boca Raton Community High School Special FX and Technology: Kelley Cunningham, Kristie Liebel and Rusty Whitehead Stage Crew: Catt Mucklow and Crew Ensemble in a Musical: Follies Girls Featured Actress in a Musical: Christine Homrich Featured Actor in a Musical: Merlin Mullett Male Dancer: Kyle Laing Supporting Actor in a Musical: Danny Valbuena Lead Actress in a Musical: Gabby Paiva Song: I Got Rhythm Sophomore Critic: Eliana Meyerowitz Olympic Heights Community High School Adult EducationApril 30th June 28th Monday thru ursday 6:30 P.M. 9:00 P.M.Call Today For Entry List GEDApril 30th July 26th Monday thru ursday 6:30 P.M. 9:00 P.M.(ESOL)Call Today 561-852-6904
15 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98 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.B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL BRT BRT BRT BRT BRTJan McArt Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at NSAL Annual Red Rose Dinner Galathe Conservatory of Music at Lynn University, Dame Alyce Erickson, Patron of the Arts & NSAL Regional Producer, Iris Acker, Beacon TV Personality, John Gallo, Lynn University Foundation Dept. Gift Officer, Marilynn Wick, Owner/Manager Costume World, Patricia Burdett, Manager Caldwell Theatre Company, and Broadway Actress Avery Sommers. The National Soci ety of Arts and Letters is a non-profit arts advocacy organization that seeks to identify, encourage and assist young talent in the various categories of art, dance, drama, literature, musical theatre and voice, through competitions and schol arships. 10th Anniversary Celebration for Tomorrows Promise Community School Auctioneer Neil Saffer and world renowned artist Salvatore Principe Gary and Bonnie Hildebrand and Josette Cantave Tania Davis, Trisha Saffer, Gary Hildebrand, Bonnie Hildebrand, Craig Davis
16 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL SPOTLIGHT From left, Shari Upbin, Marilyn Nelson, Chloe Dolandis (1st place winner-NSAL Theatre Competition) B Shown from left are Jan McArt, John Gallo, Chris tine Lynn arry and Joanne EpsteinNational Society of Arts and Letters Hosts Annual Red Rose Dinner Gala Trio of winners: Sophia Barrett-dialogue; Agneiszka Sornek -piano, Anna Tsukervanik violin bocaratontribune.com
17 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98 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 Boca Helping Hands Passes Go, Collects $120,000 Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams and wife, Debbie Abrams with Jack Jaiven. Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie, LouAnn Such and Boca Raton Councilwoman Constance Scott Shown from left are Arthur Remillard, Jr.; Betty Saraphin; Lexi and GB Singh (husband and wife) From left are Gary Peters, LouAnn Such and Karen Swedenborg. Ageless Energetics @ Glades Medical Group 561-394-3088 Any chemical peel or Botox injection only $199
18 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.If you wish to try dining on Spanish food and wish to talk to your fellow diners without shouting, we suggest you visit the Spaniard Tapas Bar+ Caf on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday during the hours of 11AM to 11PM. If you wish to experience a floorshow in high decibels, try Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 8:30PM to 11:30PM when it is party time for spirited music and flamenco dancing while you dine. There are four tapas categories 10 vegeta ble items,5 of cold cuts, 10 fish/seafood and 9 meat selections. We sampled tasty Spanish cured ham, manchego cheese, salchichon and chorizo ca sero from the cold cut list, a nice mixture of domestic and imported mushrooms then a soso dish of baked goat cheese with herbs in a tomato sauceboth vegetable tapas. The meat choice was Spanish sausage with sherry and caramelized onions, a strong he-man taste. Then we sampled lamb chops with dates, bandy and a demi-glacequite interesting in taste. We turned to fish/ seafood listing to try the steamed mussels with shallots, cream, to mato and wine. Though they were quite large, they were mealy with poor taste. We also ordered the Chilean sea bass with shrimp and clams, lemon and white winenot quite up to standard. We were happy to report a smooth, slightly salty gazpacho with bread crumbs nice rendition of this cold soup favorite. The soup of the day was a warm puree of vegeta bles with garnish, very pleasant indeed. The Spaniard has a menu of large tapas combos five in num ber, a twenty four items tasting menu (this for a minimum of four persons) with a variety of offeringsincluding a Kosher one. Please note that any of the six paellas offered need 45 minutes to prepare and serve. The Spaniard lists 35 red, white, rose and champagnes by bottle and pitcher with wines by the glass, by regions 9 assorted beers are for your pleasure. We ended our experience with coffee and a serving of a molten lava volcano a fine deep chocolate treat we enjoyed. Located at 99 SE Mizner Boulevard in Boca Raton (561-3477000) the hours are 11AM to 11PM, Tuesday through Friday, from 1PM to midnight on Saturday, noon to 10PM Sunday closed on Monday. Opened 4 months ago, the Spaniard Tapas Bar+Caf has become a mecca for Latinos and Anglos. We appreci ate the vibrant Spanish lifestyle. If this is you, thenGo and Enjoy! FOOD REVIEWBy Marc Kent Vibrant Spanish Music,Vibrant Spanish Dance and ..Oh, Yes Food Rotary Club of Boca Raton Presents the Ninth Annual Future Stars Per forming Arts CompetitionBy Skip Sheffield The Rotary Club of Boca Raton presents the ninth annual Future Stars Performing Arts Competition at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at World Performing Arts Theater of Lynn University. This is the first time the competition has been staged in the beautiful new Wold Theater. The previous three shows were outdoors at Mizner Park Amphitheater. We think this is one of the strongest lineups ever, said Rotary President Doug Mummaw. Every one will be very comfortable in the new theater. The Rotary Club is a strong believer in encouraging and supporting the youth of the community. We are proud to have South Floridas best young talent performing at the new world-class Wold Theater at Lynn University, stated Rotary President-elect Bill Riddick. Performers are divided into four categories. Performing are six Dance Soloists, several Dance Studios; six Middle School Vocalists and 15 High School Vocalists. Pic tured is Pine Crest Schools Lizzie Sider, 13, who will be performing for the third time with Future Stars. Tickets are $35 and $45, to benefit the Rotary Clubs scholarship programs. Call 561-237-9000 or go to www.lynn.edu/tickets.
19 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98 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 most entertaining movie that came out this past weekend is an animated feature aimed at a younger audience. The Pirates! Band of Misfits is the title, and it blows away anything in Disneys shallow Pirates of the Caribbean series. The Pirates has a screenplay by British author Gideon Dafoe, who may or may not be related to famous author who created Robinson Crusoe. Its a cool name, regardless, and Defoe has authored four books so far skewering and spoofing the myths and conventions of pirates. The movie is based loosely on the first book, The Pirates! An Adventure with Scientists, which explains how Charles Darwin, Queen Victoria and an extinct flightless bird can be worked into the same plot. Educated adults will also discover references to Karl Marx, Napoleon, Jane Austen and Charles Merrick the Elephant Man. Clearly this ColumbiaSony Animated collaboration is not a childrens film, though it can be enjoyed as such. Hugh Grant heads a cast of celebrity voices as the Pirate Captain, a vain, bumbling but lovable leader of a motley crew of misfits on the high seas in the year 1837.The Captain has the requisite luxuriant beard. He wields a gleaming cutlass, dines on ham and swigs grog with his mates, but he is not doing so well in the booty department. Amassing the largest amount of bootytreasure to you landlubbersis key to winning the coveted Pirate of the Year competition the Pirate captain has failed to win in more than 20 years of trying. Its an overblown extrava ganza that is kind of a cross between a Miss America pag eant and American Idol. The Captain faces stiff competition from Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven), Peg Leg Hastings (Lenny Henry), Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) and the Elvislike Pirate King himself (Brian Blessed). A chance encounter with famed Origin of the Species explorer-scientist Charles Darwin leads to a realiza tion the Captain may have something more valuable than silver or gold. Bonus points to those who spot right away what kind of bird the Captains loyal, pudgy Polly is. The discovery will take the captain and his crew of stereotypical pirates (none has a proper name) to London and an encounter with Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) and Darwins ingenious, signflipping mute monkey BoBo. The plot description is nowhere near as funny as the ac tual execution. The Pirates! is rife with absurd modern references that add to its clever, wacky, smart-aleckappeal. Three and a half stars On the other hand we have the adult comedy Five-Year Engagement, which is really more juvenile than grown-up. Jason Segal, who also cowrote the script with director Nicolas Stoller, stars as Tom Solomon, a San Francisco sous chef who yearns to have a restaurant of his own. Emily Blunt is his patient, brainy fiance, Violet Barnes. The film begins with Toms romantic rooftop proposal to Violet with the Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop. From there it goes downhill. Five-Year Engagement is another raunchy, vulgar Judd Apatow production. If it werent for delicate, lovely Emily Blunt, it would have no class at all. Sure, there are some laughs, but they are the crude, snickering kind. The movie goes on far too long. We get it already. Romantic relationships are hard to maintain, especially when partners are on divergent paths. Two stars Monsieur Lazhar a Melancholy Valentine for Teachers Monsieur Lazhar is a heartfelt class act about the joy of teaching, the pain of loss and the difficulties of disloca tion. Bachir Lazhar (Mohamed Fellag) is a recent Algerian immigrant to French-speaking Montreal. The story begins with a shocking tableau of a teachers apparent suicide in her own classroom. The students are trauma tized and in a state of shock. The schools principal is a rig id, politically-correct worrywart. In fact the whole school is rigidly politically-correct and mandatorily feminist. Into this situation comes Monsieur Lazhar, who volunteers his services as substitute teacher when no one else will. Lazhar has a natural knack for teaching and relating to children, but inevitably he will run afoul of school policy and his own difficult situation. Monsieur Lazhar has beautiful, moving performanc es by its juvenile actors and convincing portrayals by the adults. It is a melancholy sa lute to education in a changing world. Four starsENTERTAINMENT The Pirates! Skewers the Myths 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 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.BOCA RATON During the Boca Raton City Council meeting on Tuesday April 25, the Boca Raton Police Services Department received its sixth accredita tion certificate award from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). CFA Executive Director Lori Mizell traveled to Boca Raton to deliver the reac creditation award to Chief Daniel C. Alexander and Mayor Susan Whelchel. In receiving this award, the department demonstrated, once again, it has met or exceeded 262 law enforcement professional standards set by the CFA. This certificate also included the Excelsior Agency distinction; an honor which is limited to agencies that have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to accreditation standards and have earned at least five unconditional reaccreditation awards. The Boca Raton Police Services Department has been nationally accredited since 1989 and state ac credited since 1997. During this time, the Department has received the Meritorious, Flagship, Accreditation with Excellence, and the Excelsior Agency distinc tions. As a recent 3 year resident to this great city of Boca Ra ton, I have a lot to experience in the intricacies of our social and political groups. Of great import is the collegial interaction between like groups from all around the town. In that regard, this past Tuesday I was privileged to participate with a formidable association of neighborhood voices interested in the betterment of quality of life within their homes, their community and their city and who meet on a regular basis to discuss issues, hear presentations and provide insight into their issues of concern. The Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associa tion is perhaps the most appropriate means for good communication to and through our entire city. What a perfect structure to foster community involvement, nurture community spirit and report on community activity within Boca Ratons representative government. In attendance were dozens of HOA leaders, members of various boards and committees, city staff, the deputy mayor, interested citizens and members of the local press. Communications abound.. Its all good Rudy Childer, Boca Ratons downtown manager states. With that opening, presentations were made on downtown development initiatives, the status of the Business Incentive District and connectivity within the downtown area to further the established objec tive of the downtown being a destination and entertainment district. A very informative gathering to say the least Things are not all good, offered Anne Witte, a neighborhood representative and economist, who presented a professional analysis on the state of rental apartments. Ms. Witte pointed to the numerous vacant office, va cant retail and vacant condo signs highly visible throughout the area. She offered analysis on finance oriented growth patterns for residential development and warned that oversaturation of the market would prove detrimental to managed growth and quality of life issues within the downtown and its surrounding area. This presentation generated significant discussions on the pros and cons of the recent city council approvals for some 1000 apartment rentals and the anticipation of more in the not to distant future. An energetic discussion, not meant to reach conclusion but rather to foster an active debate, ensued and clearly demonstrated the importance of communication, dialogue and community involvement. An extremely useful medium.. Leadership of this Federation should be commended. Interested citizens should make every attempt to attend these meetings on a regular basis and the Federation should build on its efforts to monitor what is going on within the citys committees and boards; formulate official position papers to these bodies and be prepared to be the official voice of the community on items of concern at the city council when quality of life topics are presented for discussion and eventual vote. Perhaps best said by one attendee was the realization that effective citizen input and influence is done early in the process rather then later down the road. Congratulations to the Federation for providing the vehicle to achieve citizen participation into the inner workings of our city government. If we, the citizens, fail to avail ourselves of the opportunity, then an old political adage will prevail.People get the government they deserve.Lets allow ourselves to deserve the best that government has to offer by communicating effectively and by growing to a heightened community involvement.. the results will be rewarding. A surprisingly useful experience.. A second item of great interest to citizens taking place this week was the goal setting session and financial summit. Much will be said about these findings and there results over the next few weeks. However, suffice it to say that my criticism as to Boca Ratons vision is somewhat misplaced. What became apparent is that the great city of Boca Raton simply does not communicate well to the outside world. A fair comment based upon what was presented to date and what has been achieved over the last few years would be that we really need to tell our story better. Thanks are extended to the city staff for their participation in this exercise and to the facilitator for bringing out the finer points of the vision. Time will tell how the resulting plan is implemented and how the story is told. But one thing is for sure, Boca Raton deserves to have its story told around the nation and around the globe. My wish of the day is that Boca Raton finds its voice and begins to shout out at the top of its proverbial lungs that we are southeast Floridas renaissance city, second to none and therefore better than most.. Al Zucaro See Als internet show, Citizens of the World, www. wrbpitv.com. And his website, www.alzucaro.com.MUNICIPAL East/West Boca Raton, FL Tinas Caf Gets OK to Continue Oper ating in Governmental Center ComplexAt the April 3 meeting, the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners took the following action: Tinas Caf granted a one-year continuance of the countys lease with LJL Food Management, Inc., which operates Tinas Caf in the County Governmental Center parking garage complex. Efficiency study discussed a final report by Leanbreakthru Consulting Group, which conducted an efficiency study of two sections within the Engineering & Public Works Department; county staff issued a written response to the consultants findings in December. Banking contract heard a presentation from Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock on savings and increased efficiencies that have resulted from a new banking services contract with Wells Fargo. Animal Care & Control adopted a resolution establishing a standard form of promissory note to be accepted by the Division of Animal Care & Control from people who cannot afford to reclaim their impounded pets. The measure is expected to help reduce euthanasia and potentially increase revenue. C-51 Reservoir received a status report on the C-51 Reservoir project with regard to timing, water quality, current costs, utilities participa tion, and leadership and governance issues. County staff will continAue to monitor the project, which could provide additional drinking wa ter storage and distribution to southern Palm Beach and Broward counties. Land use declined to consider requiring a super majority vote (five votes) on proposed land-use changes for Peanut Island, environmentally sensitive lands owned by the county, and publiclyowned land in the Agricultural Reserve. Palm Tran Connection approved a selection committees choice of Metro Mobility Management Group, LLC as the recommended awardee of a contract to provide Palm Tran Connection paratransit services and directed staff to begin the negotiation process. Affordable housing approved an impact fee assistance program credit of $445,512 for Dakota Abacoa Housing, LLC toward the payment of road impact fees for construction of 132 affordable rental units.Communications and CommunityOn The RiseTHE CITIZENS VOICEBy Al Zucaro Boca Police Department Receives Sixth State Accreditation Award Boca Police Investigate Report of Robbery Outside Chase BankBOCA RATON Boca Raton Police are investigating a report of a robbery Friday, April 27 at 9:40 in the morning outside the Chase Bank at 5950 West Glades Road. The victim told officers she had just left the bank after removing $50,000 and a Rolex watch from a safe deposit box. The victim said she entered her car and a male knocked on the passenger window. The male reportedly pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at her through the window and demanded that she open the car door. Police said the victim opened the door and the gunman sat inside the car. The suspect pointed the gun at her and demanded her bag. The victim said she gave the suspect her bag, which contained her cash and watch. The suspect then reportedly got out of her car, entered a small green or blue car which was parked next to her car, and then drove away east through the parking lot. The victim was not injured. She said the man was black, about six feet tall, wearing jeans, a hoodie sweatshirt and dark glasses. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Elizabeth Roberts at (561) 620-6135 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.
23 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.By Skip Sheffield The new, improved Pellegrinos at 3360 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, has just been get ting better and better. This is the same fine Italian restaurant that enjoyed a run in Deerfield Beach from 1999 to April, 2010. After a breather, owner-chef Bobby Pellegrino began looking for a larger, more upscale location. He found it in Boca Raton next to the popular Asian restaurant, Gary Woo. We recently paid a third visit to Pellegrinos. With every visit the service is smoother and the ambiance is enhanced. We always try to improve, said Bobby Pellegrino. We have loyal customers, and they deserve the best. Bobby Pellegrinos restaurant pedigree goes back to his youth in New York City in East Harlem. His family had a popular Italian Restaurant called Raus on E. 112th Street. It was there Bobby Pellegrino served his apprenticeship in the Old World School of Southern Italian cuisine. Diners get that same Old World feel at Pellegrinos Boca Raton location: winking lights, vintage photographs and paintings and video monitors that play scenes and music of Italy. There is a distinct New York in the 1950s kind of vibe. I spent 20 years in New York, working and learning the restaurant business, Pellegrino recounts. I had a place in Oceanside, New York before coming to Florida. This restaurant is the culmination of everything I have done. Pellegrinos is a family business Pellegrino runs with his wife Denise (who is famous for her desserts) and his son. The restaurant had a soft opening last November. The menu and dcor have been steadily upgraded. On our first visit we had a very young waiter named Ricardo Lopez. We learned Ricardo started as a busboy at the Deer field Beach operation. He was still pretty green on our first visit, but on our most recent visit he was polished and professional. Pellegrinos has a wonderful way of cook ing fish Southern Italian style. The nightly special was yellowtail snapper on our most recent visit. My companion had hers Alla Marechiaro, sauted with clams and mussels in white wine. I had mine Alla Livornese, with white wine, capers, anchovies, onions, black olives and plum tomatoes and herbs. It was very fresh and absolutely deli cious. Most cold or hot Antipasto at Pellegrinos are big enough for two. There are five kinds of Insalate (salad) made with the freshest ingredi ents. Homemade pasta is a specialty, with a dozen varieties offered. You can have your Pollo (chicken) Limone or Scarpariello (garlic with hot cherry peppers, sweet vinegar red peppers and hot and sweet sausage). Vitello (veal) is another specialty, offered Parmigiana, Francese, piccate, alla Marsala, Milanese Caprese, Sorrentino and of course Pellegrino, splashed with balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy. Meat eaters can enjoy veal chops, pork chops and sausage, steak and a half-dozen varieties of Gamberoni (shrimp). Pellegrinos is Zagatrated as one of the Top 100 restaurants in South Florida. Doors open at 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. BusinessThe Boca Raton Tribune West Boca Medical Earns Quality Achievement AwardBOCA RATON West Boca Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Asso ciation for its excellence in the treatment of patients with heart failure. This award is given only to hospitals that achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all get with the GuidelinesHeart Failure Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecu tive 12-month intervals and have achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with four of nine Get with the Guidelines-Heart Failure Quality Measures to improve quality of pa tient care and outcomes. Get with the Guide lines is a quality improvement initiative that provides hospital staff with tools that follow proven evidence-based guidelines and procedures in caring for heart failure patients to improve outcomes, prevent future hospitaliza tions and prolong life. Under Get with the GuidelinesHeart Failure, heart failure patients are started on aggressive risk reduction therapies such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, aspirin, diuret ics, and anticoagulants in the hospital. They also receive alcohol/drug use and thyroid management counseling as well as referrals for cardiac rehabilitation before being discharged. The West Boca Medi cal Center team is to be commended for this com mitment to improving the quality of care for their patients, said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., chair of the Get with the Guide lines National Steering Committee and director of the TeleStroke and Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The goal of the American Heart Associations Get with the Guidelines program is to help healthcare providers implement appropriate evidencebased care and protocols that will reduce disability and death and improve the quality of life for patients. West Boca Medical Center is dedicated to making our cardiac unit among the best in the country, and the American Heart Associations Get with the Guidelines program is helping us accomplish that by making it easier for our professionals to improve the long-term outcomes of our cardiac patients, said hospital CEO, Mitch Feld man. We are pleased to be recognized for our ded ication and achievements in cardiac care. Pellegrinos Brings New York Italian Ambiance to Boca Raton Pellegrinos. Owners Bobby and Denise Pellegrino
24 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. BUSINESS BITS Email your Business News, promotions and acknowledgements to Chris Catoggio at: email@example.com. BOCA RATON The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce will hold its next membership breakfast Thursday, May 10, from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. at Via Mizner Golf and County Club, 6200 Boca Del Mar Drive, Boca Raton. The sponsor is JM Lexus. The cost is $20 for members and $50 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance. On-line ticket sales will CLOSE at NOON on the day before the event. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bocaratonchamber.com/events. Travelers at Palm Beach International Airport can add San Juan, Puerto Rico to their itineraries. Beginning on May 15, PBIA and JetBlue Airways will be providing a daily, non-stop flight to and from San Juans Luis Muoz Marin International Airport (SJU). The service will operate with the airlines 150-passenger Airbus A320, departing PBIA at 8:50 a.m., arriving at SJU at 11:20 a.m., and departing SJU at 12:10 p.m., arriving at PBIA at 2:54 p.m., each day. The new flight connects with the islands of St. Thomas and St. Martin. BOCA RATON Datamyx, a premier automated marketing information services company, announced that Dr. Charles W. Stryker and Tom Reddin have been appointed to the companys board of directors effective immediately. Their appointments will support Datamyxs aggressive plans for expansion into new markets and increasing product offerings across its key verticals. Datamyx is a portfolio company of Halyard Capital. BOCA RATON -PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of mobile applications software, announced their continued support for the National Day of Awareness (NDA) Against Texting & Driving campaign amid the recent announcement by the festivals producers that the Rock 2 Live music festival, scheduled for Saturday, April 28 at Florida Atlantic Universitys new stadium in Boca Raton is being postponed until fall 2012. As this national phenomenon built up steam, it was decided that the National Day of Awareness event would be marked with a music festival that would provide the attraction for a national fundraiser to benefit education and responsible texting organizations. BUSINESS East/West Boca Raton, FL West Boca Leaders Networking Group Has New WebsiteWest Boca Leaders, the oldest and most successful networking group in the area has unveiled a new website. Designed and produced by Rich Loeb, the site features many new members and links to their websites. We are very proud of the work Rich did in developing this new tool and the ease of navigating, not only for the members, but for the general public looking for reliable services and professionals, said Founder and President Barry R. Epstein. The group was formed over 11 years ago, first as the Boca Leaders, it was then changed to West Boca Leaders when the members locations moved further west. Originally meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Borders books, then the former Clock restaurant, the meetings are now held every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Suite 300 of the Mission Bay Office Plaza, 20283 State Road 7 in Boca Raton, the later time better accommodating the members busy work schedules. Through the years, one-of-a-kind professionals and their services have become members in order to garner referrals to them which grows their bottom line. The new website reflects this outlook, and offers the public a greater insight into the mem bers and their services through their individual pages within the site. Current members can be viewed at www.westbocaleaders.com which includes a membership application that interested prospective members can complete after securing a position by first calling 561.852.0000. Quantitative Research Analysts: Detailed job description at www.lcmadvisors.com. Salary range: $83,000 to $90,000/ per year. Job Site: Boca Raton, FL. Requirements: Must be Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) holder. Some domestic and international travel required. Please send resumes to Levitt Capital Management LLC, 101 North Federal Highway, Suite #700, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. FAUs Spring 2012 Accounting Graduates Achieve 100 Percent Job PlacementBOCA RATON You wont find anyone from Florida Atlantic Universitys spring 2012 class of ac counting graduates on the unemployment line. FAUs College of Business recently announced with pride -that the accounting scholars class of 2012 boasts a 100 percent job placement rate. Each graduate will be launching a career in either public or private accounting shortly after graduation. The program currently includes 23 graduate students and 24 undergraduate students who will receive starting salaries averaging more than $50,000, as well as prominent opportunities for growth and development. Graduates have been place in prestigious national accounting firms including: Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant; Daszkal Bolton; Deloitte, Ernst & Young; Grant Thornton; Mc Gladrey and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In addition, 80 percent of the current undergraduate students have secured internships for the current spring 2012 semester, as well as for the summer 2012 semester. In its short history, the Accounting Scholars Program has developed an outstanding reputation of academic and professional excellence, said Kimberly Dunn, Ph.D., director of the School of Accounting. I am extremely proud of the tremendous success of our students and alumni. The Accounting Scholars Program is a dual-degree program that prepares highly motivated students for careers as professional accountants. The two-year program begins in the students senior year and is a full-time, day program based at the Boca Raton campus. Students complete a rig orous academic curriculum and attend numerous professional development and networking events. Upon completion, graduates earn a bachelors degree, a masters of accounting degree, and are eligible to take the CPA exam.
25 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.BUSINESS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Business Wire BOCA RATON -Office Depot, Inc., a leading global provider of office supplies and services that helps customers save time, has announced results for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2012. Total company sales for the first quarter of 2012 were approximately $2.9 billion, down 3% compared to the first quarter of 2011. The company reported net earnings, after preferred stock dividends, of $41 million or $0.14 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2012, compared to a loss of $15 million or $0.05 per share in the first quarter of 2011. First quarter 2012 results included approximately $23 million of charges primarily related to restructuring activities, lease accruals and actions to improve future operating performance, and approximately $12 million related to the extinguishment of debt in the quarter. First quarter 2012 results also included a $68 million favorable pension settlement related to a 2003 European acquisition recognized as a credit to income and slightly offset by a $5 million expense related to this arrangement. Excluding the charges, debt extinguishment costs and the favorable pension settlement, first quarter 2012 net earnings, after preferred stock dividends, would have been approximately $14 million or $0.05 per share. First quarter 2011 results included charges totaling $8 million that, after tax, negatively impacted earnings by $0.05 per share. The charges were related to restructuring and integration activity costs, and actions to improve future operating performance. Our first quarter 2012 results showed continued year-over-year earnings improvement despite lower sales, said Neil Austrian, chairman and chief executive officer of Office Depot. The North American Business Solutions Division delivered a strong performance again this quarter. YEA! Program Helps Students Develop Entrepreneurship ExpertiseBOCA RATONThe youth of Boca Raton created 12 solid businesses and became valid and confident entrepreneurs through a program la beled Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). Students developed business ideas, wrote business plans, conducted market research, pitched their plans to a panel of investors and more. At this point, the students are learning how to launch their business and will graduate in June after 33 weeks of instruction. Chamber members volunteered their expertise to help these young entrepreneurs work through this process. Boca Chambers Young Entrepreneurs Academy is now planning for their sec ond year. YEA! is for students in grades 7-12 who have demonstrated creativity, innovative ideas, academic effort, determination, enthusiasm, the ability to communicate, and a commitment to their community and family. If you, or anyone you know, are interested in the YEA! program, regular sessions for the 2012-2013 school year will be held at Florida Atlantic University Adams Center for Entrepreneurship beginning in September and ending in May 2013. Youth entrepreneurship training has consistently proven to be extremely effec tive in improving student performance in the classroom and in their community. The application deadline is June 15th, 2012.
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27 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98 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. Q: Five years ago I lost my job in construc tion because of the downturn in the economy and my wife was out of work. We got behind in our mortgage payments and, after a year the bank foreclosed. We found a lawyer, who agreed to represent us. The deal was that for every month he kept us in our home he was paid an amount about 25 percent of our monthly payment. We stayed in our house an added two years. Last month my wife and I decided to divorce. I went to the same firm because they had done a good job for me, and had a divorce specialist. The lawyer explained that because the firm had represented me and my wife there would be a technical conflict of interest for him to represent me against the wife unless she signed a waiver of conflict. The lawyer drafted a one page document which I took home. We went to our bank and she signed the waiver in front of the banks notary. I took the paper to the lawyer and paid a retainer. We had a long meeting, went over all of the facts, and I signed a retainer agreement calling for a minimum fee which I paid. The next day the wife went to a different lawyer who sent my lawyer a letter stating that the wife had withdrawn her waiver and wanted me to get a new attorney. I want to keep the lawyer that I hired. To my mind there was no real conflict of interest as the house that we had was finally foreclosed. My wife never even met the foreclosure lawyer and did not participate in the foreclosure in any way. I never shared any information about the other assets and liabilities my wife and I had at the time of the foreclosure. There was no information given about our incomes as we had none for most of the time the foreclosure case was opened. Opposing counsel stated that my wife did not understand the waiver document, but she has a college degree and the one page document clearly explained that she had the right to reject the waiver and not sign it. Do you believe that my attorney will be removed as my lawyer? A : Under all of the circumstances it does not appear that a court would interfere with your right to hire the lawyer of your choice after your wife signed a waiver. There are some specific types of contracts which people sign but retain the right to cancel the contract within a period of time. There is no such statute governing this situation. Based upon the waiver, you hired a lawyer and disclosed confidential information about your relationship with your wife. There seems to be no actual conflict of interest because of your wifes remote connection to the foreclosure case. She never gave any informa tion to the law firm, and was only a nominal defendant. It does not appear the kind of a case where the family court judge would disallow your chosen representa tion.Why The Sabbath Is Not A Religious IdeaOur great-grandfathers called it the Holy Sabbath; our grandfathers, the Sabbath; our fathers, Sunday. But today we simply refer to it as, the weekend. Do you feel rested after a typical weekend? If you are like most people, probably not. A friend of mine accuses me of behaving as if I were a human doing instead of a human being. We live in a world in which most of us understand exceptionally well how to work hard and play hard, but it seems that we have forgotten how to rest. The word Sabbath literally means, REST. God provided the pattern for rest in His list of values to live by in Exodus 20. We know them as the Ten Commandments. Fourth on the list is the admonition to observe the Sabbath as a holy day. But the seventh day is a day of Sabbath rest before the Lord your God (Exodus 20:10). In His wisdom, God understood that given the opportunity, mankind would work itself to death or play and entertain itself to death but never recognize the importance of pausing to replenish our energies and reinvigorate our spirits. So He incorporated the command to rest in His top 10 rules for living. Every seventh day, from Gods perspective the point of view of the Creator should be set aside for: REST: Frederick Taylor was an ambitious young executive in a large steel mill during the Spanish-American war in the 1890s. In those days, there were no cranes to load steel bars onto the railroad cars. It was backbreaking manual labor. Taylor instituted a system where a whistle was blown after the men had carried iron for 12 minutes. They then were to sit down and rest. After three-minute rest, the whistle was blown again as a signal for the men to resume work. The result? The amount of iron loaded per day increased by an amazing 276 percent! Rather than wasting time, the required rest actually multiplied efficiency and productivity. 2. REFLECTION: A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequenc es (Proverbs 22:3). How can you know where you want to go unless you take time to look back on where youve been, realistically assess where you are, and then develop a plan that will take you where you want to go? Were you suc cessful this past week in your work? In your marriage? As a father? In your personal life? Are you staying fit physically? How are you doing emotionally, or intellectually, or spiritually? We cannot even start to answer these questions if we continue to plunge into our daily activities, without giving ourselves the opportunity to pause and reflect on what we are doing and why. RESTORATION: No battery will last for very long without being recharged. Elastic will lose its resiliency and strength unless it is allowed to return to its un-stretched state. Human beings are much the same. We need the stress of work, exercise, and pressure to motivate us, to keep us from vegetating. They help to give us purpose, meaning and direction. But we need regular periods of personal restoration physically, emotionally and spiritually. We need to replenish our energy and clarify our vision before returning to the battle. Edited and adapted from a column by Rick Warren. He is the author of the highly acclaimed, best-selling book, The Purpose-Drive 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 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98Support 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 Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Series PreviewBy: Pedro Heizer Remaining Schedule: Game 3: Thur, May 3 in New York at 7:00 pm, TNT Game4: Sun, May 6 in New York at 3:30 pm, ABC Game 5: Wed, May 9 in Miami, TDB Game 6: Fri, May 11 in New York, TBD Game 7: Sun, May 13 in Miami, TBD Season Series: Miami swept the season series from New York 3-0. Miami averaged 98 points per game, 47% from the field, and 44.3 rebounds compared to New Yorks 87.3 points, 39% shooting and their 37.7 rebounds. Players to Watch: Carmelo Anthony Back in the 2003 Draft, it was all about Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James. Now, nine years later Anthony has been in the backburner as Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are taking over the NBA. No doubt Carmelo is a electrifying scorer and is one of the best in the NBA, but will he be able to keep up this hot streak hes on as the Knicks and Heat revitalize a historic rivalry, with a new twist. Chris Bosh Everyone forgets that Bosh is in Miami. People joke about Two and a Half men when talking about LeBron, Bosh, and Wade but the truth is Bosh is the most important player on this team. Bosh will have his work cut-out for him with Tyson Chandler but if Bosh can keep Chandler, a Defensive Player of the Year candidate, at bay Miami will be moving on to the next round. X-Factor Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade probably presents the most challenges for New York, as the Knicks have All-Stars at both forward positions to attempt to cancel out the production of James and Bosh. In three games against the Knicks this season, all wins, Wade averaged 26.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Shumpert, Smith, Landry Fields, Toney Douglas and whoever else New York throws at him will do their best, but the talent gap at shooting guard is massive. Prediction: New York hasnt won a playoff game since April 29, 2001 at Toronto, theyve been knocked out of the playoffs the last three times theyve made it and Miami is on a mission. They are hungry and ready to erase that meltdown from the 2011 NBA Finals from their minds. New York will win their first playoff game in over 11 years but thats about it. Miami in 5 SportsThe Boca Raton Tribune Derrick Rose Injured in Finals Minutes of Bulls BlowoutBy: Steven Rawnsley The biggest x-factor every season is health. For the most part there is nothing you can do to prevent injuries. It is just part of the game. The Bulls have been hit with injuries all year, but Game One of the NBA Playoffs brought forth the most devastating injuries the NBA has ever seen. Not only is a torn ACL terrible, but it happened to the leader of a title contender. The injuries that always worry me the most are non-contact injuries. The most recent injury of this kind I can think of is Ryan Howard of the Phillies making the final out in the NLDS. He tried to run out of the box, and tore his Achilles. Same thing happened with Rose when it comes to non-contact injury. As Derrick Rose landed after a jump stop his knee went in, and the result was a torn ACL. (Iman Shumpert tore his ACL also on no contact.) The good news for the Bulls is two-fold. First and foremost, torn ACLs are usually not career ending injuries anymore. Technology and knowledge have helped surgeons out, so that is good news. He is supposed to be out 6-8 months, so the timetable says, he could be back as early as the end of Oc tober, just at the start of the season. The other good news is they are used to playing without him. The past two sea sons the Bulls have had to prove that they are the deepest team. Last year, Boozer and Noah missed significant time. This year Richard Hamilton missed thirty-eight games, Luol Deng missed twelve games, and Derrick Rose missed twenty-seven games. However, in the twenty-seven games Rose missed the Bulls went 18-9. Obviously, CJ Watson is going to be asked to step up. He started twenty-five games this year. In those games he averaged 11.3 points on 35% shooting, 4.6 assists, but 2.4 turnovers. He will need to play better than that if the Bulls want to make a deep playoff run. Now, the most important player for the Bulls in my opinion is Boozer. The Bulls have good outside shooting, and they got a lot of open outside shots because of Roses penetration ability. Instead of running the offense through Roses penetration, the Bulls will now look to run it through Boozer in the post. He will need to force the 76ers, to double him in the post to open up the shooters like Korver. Not only is his post play extremely important, but his screening will be big. Small things win in the playoffs, and this will be even big ger for the Bulls. The Bulls will now run a lot of plays for Richard Hamilton coming off of screens. In Detroit he was known for coming off of multiple screens to get his deadly mid-range shot. Boozer, Noah, Gibson, and Asik will be setting more screens for Hamilton, as the Bulls will call his number more often now. Same thing will most likely happen with Kyle Korver also. The Bulls can do everything correctly stra tegically, and it will not matter though. We have seen injuries really alter the outcome of the playoffs. Bynum was hurt in 07-08 and the Lakers lost in the finals. Two seasons later Kendrick Perkins tore his ACL in game six for the Celtics, and the Lakers dominated inside to beat the Celtics in game seven. Manu Ginobili was not 100% going into the playoffs last season, and the Spurs got upset in the first round. Who knows how history is changed if not for injuries. The Bulls will be no different. Health is the biggest xfactor for teams, and the Bulls have lost this xfactor. This injury has taken them out of the contender status.
31 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98 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 Morris Drafted by the Washington Redskins FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY Call Today! Strikers Suffer First Loss To RowdiesThe Fort Lauderdale Strikers (2W-2T-1L) fell to the Tampa Bay Rowdies (2W-2T-1L) by a final score of 3-1 in front of 3,536 fans at Al Lang Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday night. The Strikers and Rowdies are now tied with eight points in the NASL standings. They were just better than us tonight and got the result they deserved, said Strikers head coach Daryl Shore. We cant make excuses and we have to regroup because we have another game on Wednesday. The match was a defensive battle with both sides trading goal kicks for much of the first half until Tampa Bays Keith Savage found a streaking Matt Clare, who buried a shot into the net giving the Strikers Matt Glaeser no chance to save. The eventual game-winner came in the 62nd minute when the Rowdies Luke Mulholland was taken down in the box and Mike Ambersley converted the ensuing penalty kick to make it 2-0. The Strikers would get one back in the 90th minute when Walter Restrepo found an Abe Thompson pass to score his first of the season. In the Strikers attempts to throw attackers forward, the Rowdies scored on a counter attack to make the final score 3-1 through Keith Savage. Strikers Andy Herron Out 8 To 10 WeeksThe Fort Lauderdale Strikers confirm forward Andy Herron will be on the sidelines for the next 8-10 weeks with an MCL sprain and a partial meniscus tear. Herron sustained the injury just ten minutes into Wednesday nights clash with the Puerto Rico Islanders. Herron attempted to play on, but was substituted after just a few minutes. Herron has played a large role in the Strikers unbeaten start to the season. The former Costa Rican international started the season in spectacular form, scoring the winning goal on his debut, and bagging another two goals against San Antonio. His performances earned him recognition as the NASL Offensive Player of the Week for two of the first three weeks of the season. While Herrons injury is a big loss for the Strikers, rookie forward Aly Hassan has proven that he can be a source of goals. The 22 yearold Weston resident scored a hat-trick in the 3-2 victory against the Islanders in just his third professional appearance. The goals were his first as a professional, and the hattrick was the first in the regular season for the franchise since being rebranded as the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. In other injury news, Alfonso Motagalvan is up and running again. The defensive midfielder has missed the opening stages of the season with an MCL sprain of his own, but should be back to full training before long. Photo Credit: Jon van Woerden Photography Former Florida Atlantic running back Alfred Morris was selected by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Saturday. Morris, who is FAUs all-time leading rusher, was selected 173rd overall. In addition to his 3,529 rushing yards, the Pensacola, FL also holds FAU career records for total touchdowns (31), rushing touchdowns (27), and all-purpose yards (3,843). Additionally, he earned invitations to the East-West Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine. He was coached in the Senior Bowl by Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan. FAU has now had a player drafted in the last three NFL drafts. Morris joins Rusty Smith (-Tennessee Titans) and Rob Housler (-Arizona Cardinals) as former Owls to be drafted. Morris was named offensive MVP of the football team and FAUs Male StudentAthlete of the Year. 561-208-6029
32 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 Edition 98Support 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 May 3, 2012 through May 9, 2012 SOCCERStrikers Andy Herron Out 8 To 10 WeeksSee page 31 Miami Heat vs New York Knicks Series PreviewSee page 30 Derrick Rose Injured in Final Minutes of Bulls BlowoutSee page 30 SOCCERStrikers Suer First Loss To RowdiesSee page 31 FOOTBALLMorris Draed by the Washington RedskinsSee page 31