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The BRHS&M is the steward of the Boca Raton areas history and oversees a collection of about 2,000 objects, 15,000 photographs and 20,000 archives. Subjects include everything from Mizner Industries to the Boca Raton Army Air Field to the newest collection, IBM PC personal computers made right in Boca Raton in the 1980s. In addition, the BRHS&M operates the Boca Raton Express Museum, two restored streamline rail cars located at the historic Boca Raton East Coast Railway Station at 747 South Dixie Highway. See the website for times and dates for the Boca Express. The Boca Raton Historical Society By Aaron Wecker After Gov. Rick Scott cut Bocas request for $250,000 for the upcoming Presidential Debate on Oct. 22 at Lynn University, from the budget; Mayor Susan Whelchel sent a stern and foreboding letter to the Gov. on July 17 outlining the potential fallout from lack of funding for the security of this immeasurable event. According to the SunSentinel Boca Raton is facing a $5 million budget shortfall, which will only exacerbate the issue if the state is not willing to front the money for the security. Mayor Whelchel states that around ,000 media representatives will converge on the city and that the Presidential Debate will contribute over $20 million to the local state and economy. The extra security is because, there will likely be a significant number of protesters in the City for the event and the days leading up to the event and the Mayor does not want a Security incident that may lead to a significant nega tive impact to potential visitors and to companies looking to relocate to the area and the State. The concern for Mayor Whelchel is that The attention of the national and international media will create a unique opportunity to promote the BOCA RATON -The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum has been awarded a grant of $19,939 for general program support from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs for fiscal year 2012-2013. These funds will be used to support the outreach programs and exhibitions of the Boca Raton History Museum headquartered in the historic Boca Raton Town Hall at 71 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton. BRHS&M offers a wide variety of programming for adults and children including heritage tours, educational programs for youth, lecture series, and special events. Town Hall currently features three exhibitions: Mizner Industries/ Mizner Style; the Mizner Apartment Collection; and Over Boca Raton, Then & Now, a display of aerial photography. The Boca Raton Tribune for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR.Nearly 400,000 readers! See page 11Mayor Requests $250,000 from the State Mrs. Dorothy Burkes reading the Tribune Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum Awarded State Grant FundsSend us a picture of you reading The Boca Raton Tribune to email@example.com See page 3 PROPEL Goes Boxing at P.A.L.See Pg.6 See Pg.3
2 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com 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! Copyright 2012 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 intended to of any individual editorial writer. Signed opinions 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: 561-208-6008Marketing Director Chris Catoggio firstname.lastname@example.org Account ExecutiveAngelo Lima, Marguax Vickers, Andre HeizerArt Director Marjorie BrandnerPhotographers:Nicole Vickers, Gabriela Heizer Barbara McCormick Video Production Director Klaiton SilvaGraphic Design: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 B7, B8, 22. 24. 27 Games Page 26 Sports Page 29 Quote of the Week:Whose ways are perverse, and their steps infamous. Proverbs 2:16 Founder of Grandview Prep in Boca Dies at 83BOCA RATON Gene M. Ehlers, 83, the founder of Grandview Preparatory School in Boca Raton, died July 18, 2012, at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton. Born in Reinbeck, Iowa, as a young man, Mr. Ehlers enlisted in the U.S. Army and went into business after leaving the service. He worked in sales and management for several years before purchasing General Leaseways in 1971. The compa ny grew into one of the largest family owned truck rental and leasing firms in the nation, operating in 13 states. He and his wife, Carolyn, moved to Florida in 1988 and he founded Grandview Prep, which opened in the fall of 1997 and now serves students from pre-K through high school at its campus on Spanish River Boulevard. Mr. Ehlers also served on the Board of Trustees for Lynn University in Boca Raton and was a long-time member of the Congregational Church of Boca Raton. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Carolyn, son Michael Ehlers of Bettendorf, Iowa, son David Ehlers, daughter Jamie Ehlers, and stepdaughter, Jackie Westerfield, his grandchildren Michael Ehlers II, Azaria Ehlers, Garrick Ehlers, Adriana Ehlers, JT Westerfield, Jake Westerfield, Kaiden and Davis Lobbe. A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at The Congregational Church of Boca Raton, 251 SW 4th Avenue, Boca Raton. In honor of Mr. Ehlers, memorials may be made to the Grandview Foundation, The Congregational Church of Boca Raton or Hospice by the Sea. Boca Police Safety TipBoca Raton Police BlotterQ: Can a person drive in Florida with only an International Drivers License? A: No. An International Drivers License is an ocial document that translates your countrys license in other languages only. You must have a valid drivers license from your home country or the United States to legally drive in Florida. Crime and safety questions are answered by ocers from the Boca Raton Police Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit HYPERLINK http://www.bocapolice.com/ www.BocaPolice.com. THEFT FROM BUILDING 07/20/2012 18:50 6000 W GLADES RD On 07/20/12, at the Apple Store, 6000 W Glades Road, B/M Christopher Jones and B/M Byron Hill were arrested for grand the and possession of multiple fraudulent credit cards. IDENTITY THEFT 07/20/2012 8:26 5131 CONGRESS AVE Victim reported unknown person made unauthorized bank withdrawal using their ID credentials. VANDALISM TO VEHICLE 07/22/2012 21:27 3100 AIRPORT RD Complainant`s vehicle window was smashed but it did not appear that entry was made inside. SIMPLE BATTERY 07/21/2012 22:47 4498 NW 2ND AVE BRPD responded to 4498 NW 2nd Ave in reference to a ght in progress Investigation revealed that one male subject battered two other males. e male was arrested for battery and transported to the Palm Beach County Jail. BURGLARY/ THEFT FROM AUTO 07/22/2012 18:15 400 N OCEAN BLVD An unknown person smashed out the front passenger window of a 2002 Honda minivan and stole a Mac Book Pro laptop valued at $1,200.00. No suspect info. VANDALISM TO RESIDENCE 07/22/2012 9:44 20854 VIA VALENCIA DR Sometime during the past two days, 7/20/12-7/22/12, someone used a BB gun in the Estada community and shot a hole in the window of a residence. is appears to be a random act of vandalism, and there`s no suspect information and no investigative leads. Edition 108ObituaryThe Boca Raton Tribune Interns:Guadalupe Monarrez, Gina Onori, Malcolm Shields, Shannon CopelandCOMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Community News For Sale Fine Quality Mens Jackets 18 ne quality designer mens jackets for sale. Sizes 38 to 52. Brands include Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and others. e lot includes two tuxedo jackets. Asking $350 Call 561-966-8454
3 Edition 108 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Community NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Community NewsMayor Requests $250,000 From the StateMayor Susan Whelchel State and the local area for tourism and for economic development. And she does not want to give radical protesters looking to create an opportunity to forward their point of view. a voice in her city that may upset the future business and tourism interests to Boca. According to the Boca Raton Police Services Assistant Chief Edgar Morley, this budget was a guess based on the 2008 Presidential Debate on Oct. 7, at Belmont University in Nashville; which cost the city $219,306.96 according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Nashville is a city with a population of 601,222 according to the United States Census bureau, while Boca Raton has a population of 84,392. The Nashville Police Department had 829 officers on duty for the Presidential Debate; NewsChannel5 states that a quarter of the $219,306.96 budget went to overtime pay for these officers. The Boca Raton Police Department has 198 officers; there is a serious disconnect between the size and scope of the security operation in Nashville and that in Boca Raton. Does Boca Raton really need so much money to prevent a few protestors from protesting the Presidential Debate; and will a few protestors really get so out of control as to make Boca Raton look bad to future investment?
4 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Community News THE SHOPPES AT VILLAGE POINTEEverything your Family needs Everyday . Entertainment, Fitness, Pre-School, Karate, Dinner, Ice Cream, Beauty, Dry CleaningEverything You Need At e Same Location Your Best Option For a Friendly Visite Shoppes at Village Pointe6018 S.W. 18th Street Everything your Family needs Everyday .
5 Edition 108 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Community News 22797 State Road 7 (441) 15% OFF Lunch & DinnerNot Valid With Any Other Offer Have an Authentic Brazilian Barbecue Buffet By the Pound,
6 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Community News THE ORGANIZERClosets-Garages-Oces-Filing Garage Sales-Pack/Unpack Moving Boxes-Holiday DecoratingPaul Jetty 561.596.1069 email@example.com $25 per hour BOCA RATON The following ac tivities will be offered in August at Dag gerwing Nature Center: ALLIGATOR FEEDINGS families/ all ages, free (reservations not required) Gather round the alligator tank in the exhibit hall and listen to a short talk about our baby alligator while he is being fed. All scheduled feedings are at 3:15 p.m.: Aug. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31. ECO EXPLORERS: Snakes For ages 7-11, $4 per child (reserva tions required) Friday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m. Would you like to learn how to handle a snake? Heres your chance to hold one of our live snakes and learn more about their lives. ANIMAL TALES For ages 2-5, $2 per child (reserva tions not required) Friday, Aug. 17, 3:30 4 p.m. Stick around after the Friday Alligator Feeding and join us as we read stories, both fiction and non-fiction, about animals and nature. Siblings welcome. CHILDRENS NATURE SERIES: Lizards For ages 3-6, $4 per child (reserva tions required) Friday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m. Parents, bring your little ones to experience exciting nature topics. Programs may include activities such as stories, puppets, games, role play, nature walks, and crafts. 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 Access Road, off Cain Boulevard between Glades Road and Yamato Road, in western Boca Raton. Visit the www. pbcgov.com/parks/nature/ website for more information. All programs are by reservation only, unless otherwise stated. Please call (561) 629-8760 or visit the nature center to make program reservations. Fees (if applicable) are due the day of the program by cash or check only. All participants are required to sign a program participation form for every program. If you are more than 5 minutes late to a program you have made a reservation for, your spot will be given to a person on the waiting list. August Events at Daggerwing Nature CenterDelray Medical Center Divides $24,000 in Auxiliary Scholarships Among 20 StudentsDELRAY BEACH Delray Medical Center hosted a reception to honor 20 students chosen to receive the Auxiliary Scholarship. In order to qualify, each student met specific academic standards, demonstrated leadership within the community and school activities and had a financial need. Delray Medical Center CEO Mark Bryan commented, Our scholarship students represent our bright future and we are honored to have the chance to help them toward their goals. The reception was held at Delray Medical Center to showcase each students achievements, academic background and future plans. Many of these bright minds will be attending a Florida college as they continue to pursue their academic careers. Family and friends watched as each student received his or her scholarship award. Becky McCoy, director of volunteer services at Delray Medical Center, presented each winner with flowers and her congratulations as the entire room gave the students a well-deserved round of applause for their achievements and good charac ter. We are so proud of our scholarship winners. I look forward to seeing what else these young men and women accomplish as they continue on to college and beyond, she stated. The funds for the Auxiliary Scholarship were raised at the 4th Annual Delray Medical Center Auxiliary Golf Tournament held on April 20 at Polo Trace Golf Club. A total of $24,000 was raised at the tourna ment and was then divided among the students. The Auxiliary Scholarship Fund provides scholarships and educational assistance to high school seniors who are children of Delray Medical Center employees and to qualifying teen volunteers.Pap Corps and Royal Palm Place Present Eat to Beat CancerBOCA RATON The Pap Corps and Royal Palm Place in Boca Raton are partnering for The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerces Boca Festival Days. Their event, which will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of both The Pap Corps and the Boca Raton Chamber, will take place on Thursday, August 23, starting at 5 p.m. Participating restaurants at Royal Palm Place will donate 20 percent of their dinner proceeds between 5-8 p.m. to The Pap Corps for their Eat to Beat Cancer fundraiser. There will also be a free 3-hour concert by The Wild Cats, a 5-piece band, starting at 6:30 p.m. And a cake cutting ceremony with The Pap Corps and the Chamber will be held at 8 p.m. The outdoor portion of the evening will take place at the stage by the Mizner Monument Piazza. (In case of inclement weather, the fun will take place at the Funky Biscuit Nightclub.) This community-wide celebration is designed to create awareness of The Pap Corps and their accomplishments during the past 60 years. We are excited about being part of Boca Festival Days, said JoAnne Goldberg, The Pap Corps president. This will be a fun evening! We hope everyone comes out to eat dinner and enjoy the festivities. This will be a great opportunity for people to learn more about The Pap Corps and the incredible work we do. We also want to express our gratitude to the wonderful restaurants that are participating in our fundraiser and to the management of Royal Palm Place for all of their assistance in coordinating this event. Participating restaurants include Ca ruso Ristorante, Casimir Bistro, Cypress Mediterranean Grill, Jakes Stone Crab, Raffaele Ristorante, Ristorante Sapori, Saquella Cafe, Yakitori Sake House. Visit www.royalpalmplace.com for menus, a map of locations and free parking areas. The Pap Corps is the largest all-volunteer organization in the United States dedicated solely to raising money for all types of cancer. In the past 60 years, it has raised over $42 million. These funds provide the seed money for vital research programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, South Floridas only universitybased cancer center. PROPEL Goes Boxing at P.A.L.By Skip Sheffield Boxing champ Steve Geffrard, 21, is volunteering this summer to teach his favorite sport to underprivileged and atrisk youth of our area. Geffrard was born of Haitian parents in the USA and grew up in one of the oldest but least-privileged parts of Boca Ra ton: Pearl City. Thats where many of the kids of PROPEL (People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership) call home. Boxing became Geffrards ticket out of the ghetto. Starting at age 13 at the Police Athletic League (PAL) Geffrard honed his skills and won at the 2008 Junior Olympics and Platinum Gloves Championship. His honors include 2010 Golden Gloves National Champion, 2010 USA National Champion, 2010 PAL National Champion and 2010 USA Boxing Athlete of the Year. Geffrard graduated from St. Andrews School in 2010 on full scholarship from the Police Athletic League and private donors. He is currently majoring in business at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. In his spare time he is giving back to the community that nurtured him. Geffrard is teaching boxing classes at the Boca Raton PAL under the auspices of PROPEL, a non-profit organization that benefits underprivileged and at risk youth. We have about 20 kids signed up, Geffrard reports. They really enjoy it and it gives them something to do in the summer. They are really working hard. Geffrard had hoped to box for the USA at the 2012 London Olympics, but he fell ill and failed to make the cut. Now he intends to become a professional boxer. Ive had a few good wins, says the soft-spoken young man. Ill keep it up as long as I keep winning. Boxing is a good way for these kids to learn discipline. Geffrard will continue offering lessons until the school year begins. For more information, call PROPEL at 561-955-8553 or go to www.propelyourfurure.com.
7 Edition 108 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BOCA RATON Florida Atlantic University faculty and students within the College of Engineering and Computer Science recently hosted a STEM Summer Teachers Academy and a STEM Summer Student Academy, two summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) events in partnership with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Innovative Programs Office at FAUs Boca Raton campus. Both programs were developed as part of the STEM initiative in the Mag net Schools Assistance Program grant awarded to Broward County Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the grant is to help increase student achievement and create interest in STEM disciplines at the post-secondary level, as well as in a variety of STEMrelated careers. The partnership between FAU and Broward County Public Schools in the development of STEM education will help train our future leaders in science and research, said Mohammad Ilyas, Ph.D., interim dean of FAUs College of Engineering and Computer Science. The weeklong STEM Summer Teachers Academy involved 125 teachers and administrative staff from six Growing STEM Magnet middle schools. The goals of the 2012 STEM Summer Teachers Academy were to provide teachers with innovative instructional strategies that integrate key STEM foundational principles and processes and promote rigor through innovative thinking in order to create meaningful project-based learning experiences for students. Teachers attended sessions on: Innova tive Thinking, Educational Sustainability, Curriculum Design Process for STEM K-12 Projects and Systems and Material Engineering. The developed curriculum will be implemented in the participating middle schools Apollo, McNicol, Parkway, Lauderhill, Margate and Silver Lakes. The Growing STEM program is an exciting new addition to magnet program options for students in Broward County. The partnership with FAUs College of Engineering and Computer Science will focus on developing high rigor STEM curriculum, said Leona A. Miracola, innovative programs director of Broward County Public Schools. In addition, the STEM curriculum will prepare students for post-secondary education opportunities for the 21st Century workplace. The College of Engineering and Computer Science also designed a twoweek STEM Summer Student Academy, with challenging STEM projectbased learning experiences for 300 students from the participating schools. Five teachers from each of the BCPS were invited to participate in the program and co-teach with the FAU professors and students in order to strengthen their foundational knowledge of engineering principals. Students worked on five different engineering projects that introduced civil, mechanical, electro-mechanical and robotic engineering concepts. They completed projects that emphasized solving real world problems and were challenged to work collaboratively, reach a consensus within time and material constraints, present their findings, and explain their decision making processes. Projects included designing a solar boat, vehicle brakes, electric motors, robotic arm and bridges. Students completed the projects while working at the FAU Davie campus and toured FAU SeaTech in Dania Beach, The Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering. COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Community NewsFAU Hosts STEM Summer Programs in Partnership with Broward County Public Schools First Responders Charitable Fund Raises Dollars for EMT EducationBOCA RATON The G.W. Bailey First Responders Charitable Fund will hold a Boca Festival Days Cocktails for a Cause reception on Friday, August 3, from 6 8 pm at Mortons of Boca Raton. Tickets are $25 per person, and proceeds from the event will support the Paramedics at Palm Beach State College, The charitable fund is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 2004 in memory of G.W. (Bill) Bailey, a paramedic student at Palm Beach State College who was killed in a crash one week shy of graduation in 2003. He was 23 years old and a native of Boca Raton. There is an overwhelming need to provide students with equipment, financial aid and other academic support in order to keep the unmatched professional quality of our first responders, said Holly Barba, founder of the Charitable Fund and sister of G.W. Bailey. My late brother was killed just prior to graduating paramedic school at PBSC and I am doing this for him and the community. These front line providers make a difference in peoples lives everyday. They never stop training and never stop trying to do more. Keeping these young men and women in school and, ultimately in Palm Beach County, is our mission. The Cocktails for a Cause will include cocktails and passed appetizers, as well as local firefighters serving as celebrity bartenders. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr? or by calling Gina Campbell at Mortons at 561-392-8643. Tickets are also available at the door for $30. The G.W. Bailey First Responders Charitable Fund, Inc., was created to honor G.W. Baileys memory by providing scholarships, educational materials and training critical to the paramedics attending Palm Beach State College.
8 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com All letters to the editor should be sent to: P.O. Box 970593 Boca Raton, FL 33497Dear Dale, What a beautiful, beautiful article (Page 1, edition 106). My God, where did you get all this stuff on me? Its so accurate! Goodness, its really good to read all this. Id forgotten a lot of it. Thank you so much for such an amazing article and to give up your Saturday afternoon. Theatrically yours, Jan McArt Director of theatre arts program development, Lynn University Dear Friends, Campaign season is in full swing and I have been enjoying traveling around House District 89 and meeting with residents and small business owners to get their input on how we can jumpstart our economy. I have been humbled by the support our campaign has received. In recent days my campaign has been endorsed by the Florida Retail Federation, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and State Senator Joe Negron. Sincerely, Bill Hager Republican Candidate House of Representatives, District 89 To the Editor Please join us for the next Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast Aug. 9 from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. at Via Mizner Golf and Country Club at 6200 Boca Del Mar Drive, Boca Raton. Boca Raton City Manager Leif J. Ahnell will present a State of the City address about new changes and updates that affect the city. Sincerely, Troy McLellan President and CEO Greater Boca Raton Chamber of CommerceIt is our nature as humans to seek out safe places. Its likely this trait led our early ancestors to find shelter in caves rather than in camps where they were subject to the elements and dangerous animals. Even today, we look for safe places. We feel comfortable there. We can let our hair down and feel secure. It is why home is so important. Ive always found theaters to offer a sense of safety. We have the instinct to gather together. In a theater, we can be alone and yet be part of a crowd. I may have to change that attitude following the massacre at the multiplex in Aurora, Colo. It seems clear that even theaters can no longer guarantee safety. They can no longer say that if you walk in to watch a show, you will definitely walk out again. And that is a terrible shame and a horrible indictment of our society. Crazed shooting suspect James Holmes has fractured more than just our desire to be safe. He has made it impossible for any of us to feel safe in a darkened movie house or live theatre venue. Like everyone, I have tried to imagine what it was like inside that movie theater in Aurora, Colo. A man dressed in black, with raging red hair like the Joker, comes in armed with horribly dangerous weapons. He begins firing. People try to seek shelter or escape, but they are gunned down. Good people, people with ambitions and families and valuable lives, cut down by a deranged, cartoonish villain with a temporary advantage on all these people. As it happened, my wife and I attended a musical stage show the night after the Colorado shooting. During the program, my eyes wandered to the exit on the front right side of the stage. I wondered what would happen if someone armed with guns and tear gas were to enter. I was sitting in the left rear of the theater and might have had the advantage of distance. But any effort to get away safely might be foiled by a few rounds from an assault rifle. When I heard the reports about Holmes and the death and injury he inflicted on innocent people on an evening out at the cinema, I thought back to the many, many mass shootings that have occurred in past years. Lately, they seem to be more numerous. But I remember one back in the 1960s, when Charles Whitman shot up a Texas college campus with a rifle from the top of a tower on campus. This began a trend on school grounds that continued through Columbine High School and Virginia Tech, among others. As a child, I thought school was a safe place. It was more than just a matter of in loco parentis, it was a place where danger would not tread, we felt And that was before the days of cops on campus, of surveillance cameras and metal detectors and zero tolerance for weapons. The worst that happened to us in elementary school was to go down to the basement, crouch down and watch for the flash of an A-bomb. It never happened, so we always felt safe. Now, schools are filled with kids selling drugs or on drugs along with bullies and students sending threatening emails and texts. Are there any places left where we can enjoy some measure of safety? An increasing number of home invasions are disrupting our family lives. In our cars, we are subject to the dangers of drunk or distracted drivers. An errand to the supermarket could become a deadly trip. In the meantime, those on the sidewalks or in nearby yards have to worry about drive-by shootings. Even people inside houses may be struck by bullets that crash through glass or even walls. One final thing. Not only has Holmes taken away our measure of safety, but he has attempted to demonize a comic book character whose intentions were always good. He is trying to make Batman evil by turning one of his villains into a hardened killer. The Joker was never more than a Joker, and not a mass killer. Batman is only fiction. Blood and bullets are real. And no lesson is learned from the death of decent people. EDITORIAL 60 days. 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: Editor PEDRO HEIZER: Managing 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 Are There No More Safe Havens?
9 Edition 108 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com By Douglas HeizerTHOUGHTS FROM THE PUBLISHER EDITORIALS & LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.POSITIVE LIVING Making Sense of LifeLife is not an accident, nor is your personal being the result of chance. When you acquire this basic perspective, your life will be saturated with new meaning, in spite of the contradictions and trials it encounters on earth. Good and bad combine to make life in the world what it is! Nevertheless, no specific moment in your human, earthly experience, whether joyful or sad, can be the determinative factor that truly defines your life, or expresses your true identity. The Creator constructed a beautiful world in which He placed the first human couple Adam and Eve. Through their disobedience, however, evil came to permeate the entire universe, and adversely affect many an earthly activity. This is what robs true meaning from any person, unless the right, divine prescription is followed and the proper remedy is taken! Otherwise, one can be led into despair, as it sadly happens to several individuals! While much good is still experienced by all human earth-dwellers, evil in its manifold ugliness does exist in excessive abundance, and frequently displays much of the devastating effects it brings, especially in the way individual lives are perennially, adversely impacted. With God taken out of the picture, not much of anything will ever make sense in life. Everyone needs a corrected vision, and open eyes with a fresh outlook, so as to make sense of life even in the midst of so much confusion still found in this universe we occupy. Troubles will accompany you through your earthly pilgrimage, and new and repeated disappointments you shall face on a daily basis. The fact is that nothing is finally relevant except in relation to the true and the eternal as author Os Guinness biblically reflects. Although so much in life does not make sense through physical, human eyes, it is still possible that in the depths of your being you can interpret reality by utilizing divine lenses, and acquiring the perspective which God provides to all who desire to understand reality from His perspective! As the Creator, I believes He knows best! his education in four of them. When he resided in southern California, he wrote a weekly column for the daily Anaheim Bulletin, which was carried for about six years, until he moved to south Florida. By Robert J. Tamasy My first trip to Europe is one I will never forget. Since I was going to attend a CBMC World Convention in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany, I had arranged to depart for Europe a week early and join my uncle and aunt in Budapest, Hungary, since they were seasoned travelers. Because my ethnic back ground is Hungarian, I was excited about seeing the country where my grandparents were born, as well as briefly visiting Giessen, Germany, where I was born while my father was serving in the U.S. Army. The flight from Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. was uneventful, but when we landed in Stuttgart, Germany the pilot advised us the jet was having mechanical problems and could not complete the trip to Budapest. Instead, all passengers were shuttled to Frankfurt, Germany to arrange for an alternative flight. I never felt so alone. On the bus to Frankfurt, listening to people speak in animated German, I hardly understood a word. How will I figure out how to get a flight to Budapest? I wondered. And how will my uncle know when I arrive in Budapest? If he is not there, what will I do? I cannot speak Hungarian either! As you can imagine, this first international experience filled me with anxious thoughts. Eventually, all of my concerns were resolved. I gravitated to ward other English-speaking travelers; we were able to receive directions about which airline would provide our connecting flight; and when I arrived in Budapest, my American-born uncle, who spoke fluent Hungarian, was waiting even though I was several hours late. Have you ever experienced anything like that? Maybe it did not involve travel, but you might have been in the midst of a major project at work and felt isolated, totally alone without anyone to ask for help. Or you might have been struggling with a difficult personal matter by yourself turmoil in your marriage, a seriously ailing child, overwhelming financial problems, or a major career crisis. How did you feel? And what did you do about the situation? I have learned the Bible offers helpful assurances for what we should do in those all alone moments: You are never truly alone. We can be in a crowd of thousands, yet feel totally alone. We might not see one familiar face, but God promises His followers no matter where they go, He will be with them. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10). God will never abandon you. During our lifetimes we inevitably will confront uncertainty, sometimes even terrifying moments. But God promises to remain with His children, regardless of circumstanc es. Be strong and courageous. So not be afraid or terrifiedfor the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6). We can never escape the presence of God. There is a saying, You can run, but you cannot hide. The Bible says this is true with God. We may be lost in the midst of a huge, unfamiliar city, alone in a hotel room, or at our desk at work, feeling overwhelmed. No matter where we are, God promises to be there for us. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there (Psalm 139:7-10). Robert J. Tamasy is vice president of communica tions for Leaders Legacy, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. A veteran journalist, he has written Tufting Legacies (iUni verse); Business At Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Todays Workplace (River City Press); and has coauthored with David A. Stoddard, The Heart of Mentoring (NavPress). For more information, see www.leaderslegacy.com or his blogs, www. bobtamasy.blogspot.com and www.bobtamasy.word press.com.When You Are Feeling Alone
10 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BOCA RATON A club-wielding crowd of over 200 people is an unusual spectacle at any museum. But it was a welcome sight at the Boca Raton Museum of Art on July 18 for the evening opening of its latest exhibition, Big Art: Miniature Golf. Showing through October 7, the Museums main gallery has been transformed into a truly unique, fully-playable 11-hole miniature golf course designed by artists from across the United States. As an exploration of the fusion of art, design, and play, Big Art: Miniature Golf offers a one-of-a-kind museum experience for adults and children be they art lovers, golf lovers, or both. Opening night attendees tested their putting skills on artist-designed mini golf holes such as Spiral Ramps, where a massive slope sends a ball into a complicated maze of tubing leading either to golfing glory or yet another challenge to overcome. Trapped in Para dise guides players through a Floridainspired fantasy filled with rubber rafts, bubble-blowers, palm trees, and ends with a shot into a sand castle. The Life Hole takes players through a tee-off beginning with birth, across traps and pitfalls, and the final hole symbolizing death. Even putter-shy visitors can enjoy the complimentary exhibit, A Little Birdie Told Me featuring avianthemed art from the Museums permanent collection showcasing birds in flight, surrealist depictions, and abstract art. Noted artists featured include Max Ernst, Joan Mir, Philip Pearlstein, Man Ray, James Rosenquist, and Ben Shahn. The Boca Raton Museum of Art is one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida, achieving international recognition as a world-class visual arts institution for its dynamic, changing exhibitions from acclaimed artists and distinguished permanent collection. The Museums many public programs include artist presentations, family ac tivities, art films, the annual Art Festival, and more than 100 classes per week at its studio Art School. Museum Auxiliaries include The Artists Guild, Friends Auxiliary and Collectors Forum. For information call 561.392.2500 or visit www.bocamuseum.org/.BOCA RATON Florida Atlantic Universitys Human Powered Submarine (HPS) team was recently awarded first place for agility as well as the Overall Runner-Up award, and had the fastest lap on the second day of racing, at the First European International Submarine Race (eISR) at QinetiQs Ocean Basin testing facility in Haslar, Gosport, England. Talon 1, FAUs one-man propeller driven submarine, navigated a 175-meter slalom or zigzag course to win for agility. The department of ocean and mechanical engineering congratulate the HPS team on their success and are very proud of their accomplishments, said Javad Hashemi, Ph.D., chair of the FAU department of ocean and mechanical engineering. The continued success of the HPS team in both national and international arenas shows their ability to compete with the best engineers in the world. The eISR was a great opportunity for the FAU Submarine Club, said Mike Metzger, FAU HPS project manager. The competition was a chance to compete on behalf of FAU on an international level as well as network and practice vital realworld skills. The 11-person team made up of all ocean engineering students with the exceptions of Metzger, a business major in FAUs College of Business, and Nick Morley a mechanical engineer, included Brian Turk, Chris Nunes, Raul Vidal, Josh Protesta, Andrew Spence, Nicole Perry, Mike Neal, Adrian Desilva and Jen Frame. The team also was aided by Edgar An, Ph.D., professor of ocean and mechanical engineering at FAU, and FAU machinist Fred Knapp. The submarine race is a contest that began in 1989 and has grown to include the participation of universities, colleges, corporations, research centers, high schools and privately sponsored teams from North America and Europe. The inaugural run of the eISR was only open to university students. Teams consist of student athlete/engineers that wear scuba gear as the subs are wet, or filled with water, to provide propulsion and navigation as the subs run submerged along a 175-meter measured course against the clock. The goal is to design an underwater vehicle that can be powered successfully by scuba-clad teams without malfunctioning, crashing into the timing gates or safety net, popping to the surface or simply failing to move through the water. The principal objective is education: encouraging innovation in the use of materials, hydrodynamic design, buoyancy, propulsion and underwater life support. The six-team competition included teams from the United States, Canada and Great Britain. FAU set its first official speed record in the International Submarine Race (ISR) in June 1991. At the eighth ISR in 2005, the team placed second overall in performance, claiming six out of nine possible awards while breaking FAUs fastest time with 6.1 knots with a 15-year-old retiring submarine and former Guinness Book world record holder. In 2009 and 2011 the team won first place for speed and second place in the overall competition at the 10th and 11th ISRs. The races were originally launched by FAU Ocean Engineering in 1989 off the Riviera Beach coast. Later, the competition was moved to the United States Naval Surface Warfare Centers Carderock Division David Taylor Model Basin in Bethesda, Maryland. The present team raised funds and rebuilt the new boat that competed in the 2012 race. COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Andrea S. Garcia Appointed to KidSafe Foundation Board of DirectorsBOCA RATON KidSafe Foundation, a South Florida 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to prevent child abuse, has appointed Andrea S. Garcia to its Board of Directors. Garcia is a senior sales consultant at Oasis Outsourcing, Inc. in Boca Raton and actively involved in the Junior League of Boca Raton, where she has held leadership positions since 2005. She is currently on the Junior Leagues Board of Directors as the Vice president of community issues where she oversees 12 committees. I am thrilled and honored to be elected to the board. I am very passionate about KidSafe as I have a 2 year old son and a ton of family and friends with young children, said Garcia. I want to do everything in my power to help everyone be KidSafe. This organization is coming into a very exciting time with so much growth and opportunity not only locally but nationally as well. I feel with my nonprofit experience I will be able to help their internal structure and strategically move this organization forward to more national exposure. I am looking forward to working with an incredible board to achieve the many goals of The KidSafe Foundation. Established by child safety experts, Sally Berenzweig MEd, MA and Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW, KidSafe Foundation provides prevention education programs and ma terials to children and adults to decrease child sexual abuse, bullying, and Internet dangers. KidSafe has educated more than 30,000 children and provided seminars to thousands of adults throughout South Florida. For information on KidSafe Foundation programs and books visit www.kidsafefoundation.org or call 1-855-844-SAFE.Community News Andrea S. Garcia, newly appointed KidSafe Foundation board memberCrowds Enjoy Art; PutterAbout at Big Art: Miniature Golf Opening FAUs Human Powered Submarine Scores at International Submarine Race bocaratontribune.com
11 Edition 108 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Municipal NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Municipal News Suspect Arrested After Giving Boca Raton Police Fake NameBOCA RATON -On Wednesday, July 18 at about 3:40 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to an attempted burglary at a house on NW 20th Street. The caller told officers he saw a male attempting to break into his neighbors apartment. Officers made contact with a male several blocks away who matched the description of the suspect. The male identified himself as Paul Citarela, and gave an address and date of birth. He added that he had a New Jersey drivers license, but when officers checked they discovered there was no record. When officers used a portable fingerprint scanner, they were able to determine the subjects identity. They allege he was Michael Garofalo, 23, of Margate. The witness identified Garofalo as the person he saw trying to break into the apartment, said police. Detectives later spoke with Garofalo, who told them he was trying to retrieve his property from an apartment. Garofalo was charged with giving a false name and attempted burglary to an unoccupied dwelling. Boca Police Charge Suspect With Shooting and Burglarizing Several Parked CarsBOCA RATON -On Friday, July 20 at about 11:30 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to a report of gunshots heard in an area of SE Mizner Boulevard. Arriving officers made contact with a male, identified as Jonathan Hart, 35, of Delray Beach, sitting in a green Ford. Hart got out of the car but then ignored officers commands to show his hands and reached for the waistband of his pants. Hart was taken into custody without further incident. Officers said in a report they located a holster on the inside waistband of Harts pants and a gun on the passenger seat. Investigating officers discovered numerous shell casings on the ground near several cars, including a black Mercedes, a silver Lexus, and a burgundy Honda. According to police, a witness said Hart fired several rounds into the Mercedes then entered it and rummaged through the glove box. Officers found the Mercedes with both doors open and damage from gunshots. Officers located the Lexus with the drivers side door handle partially torn off, damage from gunshots, and a shell casing on the ground next to it. The police report said the Honda had a rear window broken and a shell casing on the ground near the front tire. Next to the Lexus, officers found a matchbox with the name of Harts business printed on it, which allegedly contained several prescription pills. When officers searched Hart, they found another matchbox with his businesss name on it, which allegedly contained cocaine. Officers charged Hart with two counts of armed burglary, two counts of vandalism, carrying a concealed firearm during the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm in public, improper display of a firearm, possession of cocaine, possession of a Schedule II and Schedule IV controlled substance.Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum Awarded State Grant Funds BOCA RATON -The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum has been awarded a grant of $19,939 for general program support from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs for fiscal year 2012-2013. These funds will be used to support the outreach programs and exhibitions of the Boca Raton History Museum headquartered in the historic Boca Raton Town Hall at 71 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton. BRHS&M offers a wide variety of programming for adults and children including heritage tours, educational programs for youth, lecture series, and special events. Town Hall currently features three exhibitions: Mizner Industries/ Mizner Style; the Mizner Apartment Collection; and Over Boca Raton, Then & Now, a display of aerial photography. The BRHS&M is the steward of the Boca Raton areas history and oversees a collection of about 2,000 objects, 15,000 photographs and 20,000 archives. Subjects include everything from Mizner Industries to the Boca Raton Army Air Field to the newest collection, IBM PC personal computers made right in Boca Raton in the 1980s. In addition, the BRHS&M operates the Boca Raton Express Museum, two restored streamline rail cars located at the historic Boca Raton East Coast Railway Station at 747 South Dixie Highway. See the website for times and dates for the Boca Express. The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving the past to enrich the future. The Society maintains Boca Ratons historic Town Hall as a local history museum open to the public Monday Friday, 10 4. Admission to the exhibits gallery is free for members, $5 for non-members, and $3 for students. Go to www.bocahistory.org for more information or call (561) 395-6766. Burglar Arrested After Allegedly Leaving Prints at Scene of CrimeBOCA RATON -On Friday evening, July 20, Boca Raton Police officers responded to a burglary to an apartment on NW 13th Street. The victim told officers that sometime between Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and Friday at 2 a.m., an unknown person broke into his apartment through the kitchen window and stole his handgun. The victim noticed his kitchen table, which sits under the window, was moved. The curtain rod was also moved and the screen was not flush with the window. Boca Raton Crime Scene technicians processed the apartment and recovered several handprints, shoeprints, and bare footprints from the kitchen table. The location of the prints, along with the movement of the window curtain, is consistent with the kitchen window being the point of entry and exit for the burglary, police said. The victim said he had just cleaned the table the day before the burglary, so it should have been free of prints. He added that although he speaks to several of his neighbors, he doesnt socialize with them or invite them into his apartment. Officers spoke with his neighbors, including Patrick Hovsepian, 30, who said he was home during the timeframe, but did not hear anything. The prints were examined and police determined that a palm print from the kitchen table allegedly belonged to Patrick Hovsepian. Hovsepian is one of the neighbors with whom the victim occasionally speaks. On Tuesday, July 24, detectives arrested Hovsepian and charged him with armed burglary and grand theft of a firearm.Fire on Second Floor Balcony of Boca Home Damages RoofBOCA RATON A roof fire in Boca Raton on Thursday, July 26, damaged a home on Blanca Terrace, fire officials said. The report says that around 2:24 pm Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of the roof being on fire at 200967 Blanca Terrace. Firefighters discovered that the fire was on the exterior of the building located on the second floor balcony and flames were impinging on the roof of the single family home. Officials said the fire was extinguished within minutes after the arrival of firefighters preventing further damage to the home. The occupants were home and noticed a smell of smoke and decided to call 911. There were no reports of injuries and damage was minimal. Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services fire investigator determined that the cause appeared to be accidental.
12 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Municipal News Boca Glades Baptist Church presents An Evening withKathy Troccoli Bring a friend and enjoy this inspirational evening with a Dove award-winning, Grammy nominee, singer/songwriterTickets: $15 or 2 for $25Men & Women WelcomedOrder tickets at www.bocaglades.org or call 561.483.422810101 Judge Winiko Road Boca Raton, FL 33428 BOCA DANCE STUDIO Classes for all ages!Now registering for Summer and Fall programs Celebrating Our 30th Season! Visit www.bocadancestudio.com or call 561-391-8557 C a n t w a i t t o d a n c e w i t h Y O U! Cris Passos Photography1983-2013
13 Edition 108 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Cathy Rigby Soars Again as Peter PanENTERTAINMENT See page B6 See page B8AS SEEN BY FEENWayward Wiring The Boca Raton Tribune B Section B Boca Life & Arts FOOD REVIEW See page B6Shanghai City August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts By Skip Sheffield There is a reason why The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical of all time: it is as close to perfec tion as youll ever find in a small-scale musical. Palm Beach Dramaworks is presenting their take on this timeless classic through Aug. 5 at 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. The Fantasticks is simplicity itself. It requires bare-minimum sets, costumes and orchestration. Creators Tom Jones (books and lyrics) and Harvey Schmidt (music) borrowed from a number of traditions, including commedia dell arte, Rosands Les Romanesques, Wilders Our Town, Japanese Noh Theater and historical American frontier traveling tent shows for the story. Dramaworks production is surely and sensitively directed by J. Barry Lewis, with musical direction by Craig Ames, who performs onstage at the grand piano, with Kay Kemper on harp. Ames knows the score like the back of his hand, which allows him to keep in constant touch with the actors for every subtle (and not so subtle) nuance of the script. The Fantasticks is a parable of romantic first love, subsequent disillusionment and ultimate maturation. Luisa (Jennifer Molly Bell) is a dreamy 16-year-old girl who readily admits she is insane. The object of her affection is next-door neighbor Matt (Jacob Heimer), an older man of almost 20. He in turn is mad about Luisa. They express their love in the beautifully harmonized Metaphor, which rhapsodizes about every sappy clich of first-time love. What the couple doesnt know is that their respec tive fathers have been conspiring to bring them together through reverse psychology. The girls father Bellomy (Barry J. Tarello) and the boys father Hucklebee (Cliff Goulet) have hired a mute man (Cliff Burgess) to construct a wall to separate the would-be lovers. The dads express their reasoning in Never Say No, which is exactly how they plan to bring the kids together. To seal the deal, they hire a mysterious man who calls himself El Gallo (Jim Ballard, who also serves as narrator) to stage an abduction of Louisa so that Matt can intervene to save the day and be Louisas hero. To pull off the scheme, El Gallo hires two old, decrepit and inept traveling actors to play all additional roles. Because The Fantasticks is so syrupy sweet on one hand and bitterly disillusioned on the other, it needs the slapstick comedy of these actor buffoons. Dennis Creaghan has played many distinguished roles in the theaters of South Florida, but for his Shakespeare misquoting Old Actor, he throws all caution to the winds in a hilarious caricature of all pretentious ac tors. His bogus Indian cohort, Mortimer (Tangi Colombel, overstuffed with huge belly) specializes in the art of dying, even if it is not called for. The best-laid plans of mice and men aft gang agley (go awry) Robert Burns wrote in 1785. And leave nothing but grief and pain. The Fantasticks is not so harsh, but it reminds us nothing worthwhile is achieved without struggle and suffering. This is expressed in the scores best-known song, Try to remember, beautifully sung by baritone Jim Ballard. I first saw The Fantasticks when I was the age of Matt in the original run of the show at Sullivan Street Playhouse in NYC in the summer of 1967. It couldnt have been more magical. I saw it with the girl I loved. That is a distant memory, but it is lovingly revived by this lovely production of an evergreen classic. Tickets are $55 ($10 students) and may be reserved by calling 561-514-4042 or visiting www.palmbeachdramaworks.org. Unforgettable Fantasticks at Palm Beach Dramaworks
14 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com B2 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts Section B Eyes to the Skies Among Activities at Children Science ExploriumBOCA RATON The Childrens Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park is open: M-F, 9am6pm; Sat./Sun./Holidays, 10am-5pm Call (561) 347-3913 or visit www.scienceexplorium.org/ Upcoming events include: MONTHLY FAMILY CHALLENGE: The Great Hold Up Will your team meet the challenges involved with building, stacking and bearing weight? Well explore some ground-shaking hurdles with this activity! Date: Sun., Aug 5 Time: 10:30am12:30pm Cost: $15/pr, $5 each additional person EYES TO THE SKIES Recommended for ages 8+ Join us for special view of the stars inside the planetarium. No registration required. Date Sat, Aug 11, 6:00pm in the Maple Room (Planetarium) Time: 6pm Cost: Free MAKE &TAKE Looking for a fun science project to take home? Drop in for a Make and Take science project. Choose from binoculars, boomerangs, musical instruments and more! Program will run for approximately 1 hour. Date: Sun., Aug 12 Time: 11:30am Cost: $5 SCIENCE STORIES Ages 5+ Join us for your favorite science inspired stories. Dates: Each Saturday Time: 11:30am Cost: Free SCIENCE DEMONSTRA TIONS Ages 7+ Dates: Each Sat. and Sun. Time: 3:3 0pm Cost: Free GRAB AND GO ECO-PACKS Grab a pack and set out to explore Sug ar Sand Park! Backpack themes vary and are supplied with tools and materials to guide your family through an investigation of the plants, animals, insects and geology of the park. Rent a pack today! Ages 5+ with parent/ guardian Date & Time: Available during normal Explorium hours. Cost: $10 per hour Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Relives Best of the Fest With Two Special ShowingsDELRAY BEACH --The Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival will help new and returning audiences relive the drama and comedy of two of the most popular films of previous fests at a special Best of the Fest. The mini-film fest will be held in two parts at Abbey Delray, a Life Care Community, located at 2000 Lowson Blvd., Delray Beach. The inspirational drama, Nickys Family, will be shown at 2 p.m. on August 21, and the comedic look into the world of legendary Jewish female performers, Making Trouble, will be shown at 2 p.m. on September 12. We are extremely fortunate to have a continual demand for high-quality, cultural films, and we are pleased to be able to share the best of past Film Festivals with guests who may not have viewed these films before and to welcome back those who know about these terrific movies, said David R. Yalen, Business and Development associate for the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival. The cost for each movie is $5 per person for groups of more than 10 people who pre-pay. Walk-ins are $7 per person. To purchase advance tickets, contact Yalen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561736-7531. The 23rd season of the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival will be held January 17-27, 2013, with an opening night premiere on January 17, 2013, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The two films being shown in the mini-fest are: Nickys Family: 2 p.m., August 21, 2012 Nickys Family tells the nearly forgotten story of Nicholas Winton, an Eng lishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Wintons story is a very emotional one, inspiring thousands of children around the world to follow in his footsteps and do something important. The children create charity projects, some of which have helped save the lives of malnourished and sick children in Cambodia and Africa. More than 120,000 children in the Czech Republic signed a petition to award Winton the Nobel Prize for Peace. Dozens of Wintons children have been found, and to this day, his family has grown to almost 6,000 people, many of whom have gone on to achieve great things. Making Trouble: 2 p.m., September 12, 2012 A seriously funny film, Making Trouble tells the story of six of the greatest Jewish female comic performers of the last century Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner and Wendy Wasserstein. Rich in entertainment history, the film uses interviews with experts, scholars and entertainers, as well as archival material and rare film and television clips to bring to life these female comedic legends.
15 Edition 108 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BOCA RATON Boca Festival Days 2012 are under way! The annual August-long event features a series of fun-filled events at different locations in the greater Boca Raton area. The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce helps to facilitate these events that are created and run by a pairing of nonprofit members with for-profit members to raise funds and awareness for the non-profit organizations during their specific Boca Festival Days event. All month long, residents of Boca Ra ton will travel from event to event, participating in everything that is great about this city from the smaller events to the grand! Details on events and more can be found on www.bocaratonchamber.com/BocaFestEvents, please note that events are in the process of being added, so check back frequently to stay up-to-date! Here are some highlights of whats happening: August 4th 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wine & All That Jazz Presented by the Greater Boca Ra ton Chamber of Commerce Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club (501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton) Wine & All That Jazz, is one of Boca Ra tons largest wine tasting parties, held at the Boca Raton Resort & Clubs Mizner Center. Treat yourself to more than 100 fine wine tastings, delectable food provided by Blue Martini, Bogarts Bar & Grill, Deck 84, Maggianos Little Italy, Oceans 234, RED The Steakhouse, Rosso Italia, The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Trulucks and many more, VIP room, fabulous tunes, dancing and exciting Drawing prizes. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Chasity Navarro at email@example.com Entry: General Admission $50; VIP Admission $100 For details: www.bocaratonchamber. com/events. August 7th 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. FondueRaiser at the Melting Pot Presented by First Citizens Bank and Boca Raton Regional Hospital Lynn Cancer Institute Where: The Melting Pot Restaurant (5455 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton) Drop by for fondue, cocktails or a glass of wine. Funds raised will support local cancer patients directly. THE MELTING POT HAS AGREED The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has added a second show for the Italian singing sensations Il Volo Live in Concert. In addition to the previously announced performance on Tuesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m., an earlier performance has been scheduled for the preceding Thursday, September 13, also at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to see the musical trio are now on sale for the September 13 performance. Tickets for the Il Volo show on September 18 are also available for purchase. The headliners of the song-filled PBS special Il Volo Takes Flight, Piero Barone (18), Ignazio Borschetto (17) and Gianuca Ginoble (16) have been dubbed The Teenage Tenors. They arrived in the U.S. music scene following their show stopping appearance on Americas Got Talent last year. Their self titled debut CD debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, and worldwide sales are approaching the one million mark. Already certified platinum in their homeland, the boys have also appeared on many major TV shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Today Show, Good Morning America, The Talk, Ellen, Rachael Ray and a surprise performance on the final episode of the HBO series Entourage. Earlier this year, the audience-wowing trio released the CD and DVD of Il Volo Takes Flight Live from the Detroit Opera House on Geffen Records, produced by Grammy award winning producer Humberto Gatica (Michael Buble) and Italian singer/producer Tony Renis. Tickets for Il Volo Live in Concert are available for purchase at the Kravis Center box office at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in downtown West Palm Beach, or by phone at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471; or via TicketMaster. Edition 108 B3 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts Section BBoca Festival Days Kicks Off with Promise of Fun for AllKravis Center Adds Second Performance for Vocal Group, Il Volosee pics pg.B4 TO DONATE THIRTY PERCENT OF ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT TO THE LYNN CANCER INSTITUTES LEAGUE OF RIBBONS. The more you sip and dip, the more money will be raised for the League of Ribbons. For details: Reservations are recommended by calling 561-997-7472 or visit us online at http://meltingpot.com/bocaraton \t _blank meltingpot.com/bocaraton. Please mention Dip for LCI when making your reservations. August 9th 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Cocktails for a Cause Presented by Blue Martini and Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC) Where: Blue Martini (6000 Glades Road, Suite C-1380, Boca Raton) This fun-filled happy hour event will benefit JARC Florida and the programs they offer to developmentally disabled adults within the community. Admission includes entrance to a VIP area, (2) drink tickets per person to include: house wine, bottle beer or a premium cocktail. Guests can also utilize their two drinks tickets for (1) specialized martini valued at $12.00. Hand passed appetizers will be offered to guests along with raffles and more. In addition, Blue Martinis happy hour prices will be in effect till 8pm with price drinks and appetizers available for purchase. Entry: Advance, discount tickets: $20.00 At Door tickets: $25.00 All tickets include: Admission to private VIP area, hand passed appetizers, (2) drink tickets and more! For tickets: www.jarcfl.org/the-programs/upcoming-events/cocktails-cause/ August 10 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Habitats 2012 Mr. Stud Finder Bachelor Auction Presented by Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County and Boca Center Meet South Floridas most eligible and charity-minded singles at Habitats Mr. Stud Finder Bachelor Auction! Help your favorite non-profit raise money to build houses for families in need. At this Boca Festival Days event, guests will enjoy an evening of savory food, signature drinks, and unforgettable entertainment! You dont have to be single to attend, come for the networking and a chance to win great date packages you can use with your partner! If you are single, then bid on one of our handsome Bachelors to win a date unlike any you have been to before. Bring your friends and colleagues to help us end poverty housing! Entry: $25 online and $35 at the door. Ticket prices include hors doeuvres and two drinks at the bar. To purchase tickets directly, visit: http://tinyurl.com/ mrstudfinder Wine and All That Jazz event 2011 Boca Restaurateur Burt Rapoport with his guests at Wine and All That Jazz event in 2011. Second Annual White Coats-4-Care Reception Raises More Than $50,000 Medicines Incoming Class as Part of Boca Raton Chambers 2012 Festival DaysMore than 200 healthcare, business and community leaders along with sec ond year and incoming medical students attended this weeks White Coats-4-Care Reception, founded and sponsored by Kaye Communications, Inc. and hosted by The Bridge Hotel with culinary fare provided by Cheney Brothers to dress and equip and embrace FAUs Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicines incoming students for success as our future doctors. Admission to the event was a donation of a medical students first white coat, support of the White Coat Ceremony, a scholarship award or gifting a named seat in the medical education auditorium in a collective effort that raised more than $50,000 to support the incoming class to the first and only medical school in Palm Beach County. Guests had the opportunity to meet the new medical school dean, Dr. David Bjorkman, hear from the talented current and new medical students, plus had the rare opportunity to attend a pre-reception private lecture given by the No. 81 Science Hero in the history of the world, who is credited for saving more than a million lives by discovering the link between aspirin and the prevention of heart attacks. Following his lecture on therapeutic lifestyle changes to improve the quality and quantity of life, Dr. Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.PH., the first Sir Richard Doll Research Professor in FAUs Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. The White Coats-4-Care Reception was the kick-off event of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerces 2012 Boca Festival Days.
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17 Edition 108 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com A camp participant receives a pass from the quarterback in one of the three games that were played at the Miami Dolphins Youth Summer Camp on July 25 GALLERY 22320 ESPLANADE #53 Royal Palm Place Boca Raton, FL 33432Store #53Photo by Denise Felice GET REAL!Signature Linewww.yaacovheller.com 561.347.1677 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 Edition 108 B5 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts S P O T L I G H T Section BMiami Dolphins Summer CampTwo campers on defense attempts to pull off the flag of the ball carrier on offense in the age 10 to 14 year old flag football game A camper breaks through a couple of tackles before his flag is pulled just short of the end zone A running back in the age 10 14 year old flag football game attempts to run past two defenders at the Miami Dolphins Youth Summer Camp on July 25 A running back in the age six to nine year old flag football game runs towards the offensive line after receiving the handoff A camp participant in the age six to nine year old group carries the ball at the Miami Dolphins Youth Summer Camp on July 25 Over 250 people attended the Grand Opening of the Boca Raton GOP center to elect Mitt Romney. For the first time ever, West Boca has a GOP Center where they will be making phone calls for Mitt Romney, walks, packets, and much more Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie, Mayor Susan Whelchel, and City Council Members Constance Scott and Mike Millaugh at a special ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Chalfonte pool.Mitt Romney Campaign Center Opens in West BocaSpecial Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Chalfonte Pool
18 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Cathy Rigby soars again, possibly for the last time locally, in her signature role of Peter Pan in the award-winning production of Peter Pan, running Aug. 1-5 at Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Its hard to believe it but the former Olympic gymnast first undertook the role of the boy who refused to grow up almost 40 years ago in 1974 in a small theater-in-the-round production in California. Rigby turns 60 Dec. 12, but you would never know it. The 4-foot-11 athlete/dancer/singer has always stayed in shape and like the character she plays, has barely aged at all. Peter Pan the musical has a long and illustrious history. Based on the beloved 1904 J.M. Barrie childrens classic, the original 1954 Broadway production won a Tony Award for its star Mary Martin and co-star Cyril Ritchard as Capt. Hook. Martin continued playing the role on stage and television until 1960 at age 47. In a 1979 revival, Sandy Duncan was nominated for a Tony and the show was nominated for a Best Revival Tony. Cathy Rigby was nominated for Best Lead Actress for her 1990 Broadway debut and the show was nominated for Best Revival. Rigby announced she was retiring from her Peter Pan role in 2004, but she was persuaded to give it another go in a tour produced by Rigby and her husband Tom McCoy and Nederlander Presentations. Co-starring as Capt. Hook is Brent Barrett. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-5728471 or go to www.kravis.org. Divorce Party: The Musical at Kra vis Center Also at Kravis Center through Aug. 19 in the smaller Rinker Theater is a return engagement of the raucous musi cal Divorce Party the Musical subtitled The hilarious journey to Hell and Back. The cast includes Janna Cardia (Wizard of Oz, Grease) returning from the sold-out run earlier this season, with Soara Joye-Ross (Les Miserables), Stacey Todd-Holt (Cry Baby, Elf) and Scott Ahearn as multiple male characters Again tickets start at $25 and may be reserved by calling 800-572-8471 or going to www.kravis.org. Godspell at Showtime Boca Raton Right here in downtown Boca Ra ton Showtime Performing Arts presents its summer production of the musi cal Godspell at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 and 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. All tickets are $10 and may be reserved by calling 561-394-2626 or going to www.showtimeboca.com. Showtime is located on the east side of Royal Palm Place at 503 Mizner Blvd., suite 73. Shanghai City offers true authentic Chinese cuisine plus versions of standard Americanized favorites. Of the 16 appetizers, we tested their egg roll and veggie spring roll house make then their Shanghai seafood roll crunchy, meaty and tasty. The steamed pork dumplings had a gentle taste while the boneless spare ribs were rich, tender and very tasty in the deep flavor sauce. We tried salt and pepper fried calamari large strips in light batter producing a fine result not too chewy at all. Others to be sampled in the future. The wonton soup was a light broth with ample wontons and a fine taste. The hot and sour soup is a winner, lovely taste with a true bite yet not too strong. There is a chicken corn soup that is a mild combination of sweet tastes. 6 additional soup choices await another visit. Under the heading of Seafood, we found 17 selections featuring 12 shrimp versions and a couple of scallop versions plus two of lobster. Most everyones fa vorite is shrimp with lobster sauce and their take on this was tender, gentle and above par in the taste department. Take shrimp, scallions, broccoli, snow peas, celery, water chestnuts and mushrooms, put them in a rich garlic sauce and savor! We tried Midnight Shrimp, steamed shellfish over a bed of spinach with our choiceblack bean sauce ---a lovely dish to try. We noted 10 listings as Fish flounder, snapper and salmon in various forms which we will explore another time. The same to be said for the extensive offerings of beef, pork and poultry dishes. Chef Hui lists some 20 Specials, combinations most varied and creative. The Imperial XO Pair is shrimp and chicken stir fried with asparagus and snow peas in a succulent XO sauce nice pairing! A must try is Classic Cantonese-Style Clamsa dozen or so large beauties, sauted in a savory black bean sauce. We love duck and Shanghai Citys Hong Kong Duck, crispy roast duck, cut up in large pieces with scallion brushes and hoisin sauce was a genuine treat. We plan another dinner visit to try more of these listings. We had standard white rice and fried rice with our sampling though there are 15 rice and noodle dishes on the standard menu. 8 vegetables choices are available as well. Shanghai City dabbles in Thai food with choice of major ingredients, a choice of sauces and curries to please any taste. There are daily specials to augment the extensive standard menu and we were asked to sample Shrimp with Pine Nuts nice size shrimp, stir fried with celery, string beans and water chestnuts cut in a small dice, provided a crunchy background for the tasty shrimp. Generally there are 6 0r 7 daily specials Take note! For couples dining or a group of four, there are complete combination dinners to consider. Wines and beers are available, no other libations. Shanghai City is located at 7860 Glades Road at Stanford Plaza in Boca Raton (561-482-1291). Open 7 days, service is from 11AM to 10PM weekdays, from 3PM to 10PM on Saturdays and Sundays. The standard menu is changed only yearly, but a Sunset menu and the daily special give ample choice. This bright, modern restaurant has creative, quality dishes and an excellent, knowledgeable wait staff. Prices are quite reasonable, soGo and Enjoy!Shanghai City Food Review Marc Kent Entertainment Skip Sheffield B6 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts Section BCathy Rigby Soars Again as Peter Pan Peter Pan (Cathy Rigby) with Wendy Godspell cast
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20 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com B8 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts Section BIn the gym or in among friends there are always so many suggestions in what to do to achieve the results desired without wasting time. It also important to focus on form and to protect your joints from being injured. Below is a list of tricks that will maximize your results and will help you to achieve your goals. Do not strain your back against the floor to get your crunches done. To protect your joints while exercising is a key element during training. Many people experience increase in back pain when performing crunches. Using exercises balls promotes improved support to your spine and allows training the abdominal muscles in most of its range of motion. Plank and its variations are also a good way to strengthen your abs eficciently. Support your body on forearms and toes maintaining your spine neutral for periods of 30 seconds to one minute is the best way to strengthen your abs. Do not waste your time with exercis es that target small muscles. Gym equipment that targets small body parts may be useful at times, however, muscles where made to work together, and they respond better that way. Exercises like presses, squats, and lunges cause the activa tion of the small muscles in combination com the large muscle groups in a correct and efficient way. Not all types of pain are considered normal after an exercise session. Some discomfort during and after exercises is expected, however, if you experience pain associated to redness and swelling it may well be an overuse or poor exercise technique injury. Use ice compress when needed and focus on form for the following session. If the symptoms persist affter a few days consult a physician or physical therapist. Strengthening and interval train ing are the best choice. If the objec tive is to eliminate body fat, focus on strengthening with weights alternated with periods of high intensity exercise on the bike, elliptical or treadmill, followed by a short period of rest. This combina tion will elevate you body metabolism and will keep it up for hours after your workout increasing the amount of fat burned. Use enough weights to make the difference. In general women tend to choose light weights to shape and tone the body, while the guys go straight to the heaviest weight they can posibly lift. Others yet rather, use the exercise machines. I recommend free weights for the reason that you activate several muscle groups at once upon performing one exercise, instead simply sitting down in one exercise machine and work one muscle group at time. Increase the weight load regularly to challenge your muscles. When exercising allow the number of repetitions to dictate the weight to be chosen. Look for weights that allow you to perform eight to 10 repetitions, but not 12 if your goal is to get some muscle definition. In a few weeks u will notice that you could even perform up to 12 repetitions without difficulty. This is the time for you to increase the weights and go back to performing with to 10 repetitions for three sets. Weight train three times per week. Weight training twice a week is also beneficial, however, the results are not as remarkable as if you weight train three times a week. In contrast, if you weight train more than three times a week, depending on how your exercises are structured you may not allow enough time for muscle recovery. Dont worry: you are not going to look like a pile of muscles Women have low testosterone hormone levels so they dont get as muscular as men do. Actually even men need supplementation help to get there. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, when individuals use testosterone as anabolic steroid, they will experience increases in muscle and strength significantly beyond those ac quired through training alone. Women can experience a sudden drop in testosterone by as much as 50 percent if they have their ovaries surgically removed. Such decreases in testosterone can lead to muscle wasting. Healthy Living Dr. Marcia Perretto MedinaTricks to Strengthen Your Muscles As Seen by Feen Diane FeenWayward WiringI have a new companion. It keeps me company, informs me of important information and is here for me around the clock. I dont have to wear make-up, get dressed up and go out, or be witty and charming. My new companion loves me the way I am. All I have to do is log on and zoom, the rest is history. But I have found that this new companion (the Internet) is taking up too much of my time. As a matter of fact, I am so smitten with this new side kick that I cant seem to tend to other more pressing issues (like work, love and TV). How else would I have found out that New York socialite Nan Kempner owned 106 bikinis, but wore a one-piece suit when attending the 70th birthday party for Malcolm Forbes? Who else would have informed me that Jennifer Lopez strolled the mean streets of Manhattan with boy toy Casper Smart in a see-through mesh top last week? How lucky am I? Truth be told this new companion has become my fondest addiction (it rivals Haagan Daz, which I feel is comparable to the Parthenon). But I am helpless to change my ways. This wired world has bestowed upon me a way to connect, reject, inform and be informed. It makes me laugh and allows me a voyeuristic view of friends vacations, lovers, likes and dislikes. It also gives me a ringside seat to heated discussions about gun control, presidential candidates and love (or lack of it). Instead of cruising the Internet for the news of the day I can also opt for a more valuable commodity my email messages. They come in torrents like a tsunami with compelling subjects like avoiding mental golf struggles, three ways to uncover my true self (I never thought I could be someone elses self) and that Jet Blue is coming out with a new loyalty program called TrueBlue Mosaic (I would rather they make sure their pilots dont jump out the window). Things seem to be getting even more addicting for me on the Internet I have discovered Facebook. I always thought that social media sites were for young people with unlimited energy and acne. But I found out it is more like the 21st century Town Square. Everyone gets to broadcast their most inner thoughts, likes and dislikes. My old friend Steven wants me to help him protect wildlife from illegal logging (I am on that one now), Paul showed me a carrot that looks like a V-Jay Jay (if you dont know what that is ask Oprah) and Jim keeps sending me pictures of him on vacation (envy is a side effect of Facebook). Now that I am figuring out how to fit my life into my passion I am faced with another hurdle discount sites. Every day I am offered a low price on products and services I never realized I couldnt live without. Theres an eco fiber mattress topper that might be nice, a dartboard cabinet set (I could use when trying to figure out how to read the 9,000 emails in my in-box and 200 unread magazines on my floor) and Qraft Glass Water Bottles that are BPA-free and wrapped in a silicone sleeve. But right now I dont have time to buy anything. I am too busy reading my emails. Daven Michaels of 123Employee just sent me an email about how I can make an extra $43,937.60 a year. Im so glad Michaels is concerned about my finances because I have a lot of Facebook friends to keep up with.
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22 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Over the past few weeks, summer doldrums may have been setting in. With the city council on break and many residents traveling, is there any news that titillates the senses and raises our temperature. YOU BET THERE IS. The notion that a vibrant economic climate is based in large part on an active cultural community is a base philosophy indentified at all levels. The proposition that one should think globally and act locally could not be more apparent than in the last few days on both the international and local political stages. On the international stage, Governor Romney this week while traveling in Jerusa lem made the bold and accurate statement that culture makes a difference. The Governor was comparing the economic vitality of the State of Israel versus that of the Palestinian Authority, noting that when taken in context of his culture comment offers the insight that the power of culture and a few other things are determinative in the economic success of the nation. Immediately, the Governors remarks have been labeled racist and insensitive. Taken in a bigger context, the remarks allows the exploration of similar economic disparities which can be seen in comparisons like the United States to Mexico and Chile to Ecuador. Governor Romney unequivocally argues that culture is a key to economic success and emphasizes the power of the entrepreneurial spirit. Citing Harvard Professor David Landes book, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, the Governor states that the economic history of the world supports the proposition that culture makes all the difference. I agree LESSONS ON THE LOCAL LEVEL. Culture as a major contributor to economic success is apparent even within the south Palm Beach County community. Over the last few years, both Delray Beach and Boca Raton have received significant cultural grants to aid their efforts to revitalize the downtown economies. The differences of how the two cities have implemented these programs are stark and vivid. Delray Beach is excelling and its downtown economic vitality is apparent even in these dark days of summer. Boca Raton, on the other hand, is languishing during these same summer days. Soon after the International Cartoon Museum failed, a cultural grant was requested by civic leaders in Boca Raton to revitalize the facility as a venue available for all cultural organizations to use. This effort has resulted in the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Association, a not for profit 501 c 3 organization. The governing body overseeing this tax exempt group is made up two former city council members, the chairman of the Festival for the Art, a deputy city manager and a representative of the Mizner Park management office with no executive director or dedicated operational staff to bring the venue to its fullest potential. This underutilized venue contains a 300 seat, fully equipped and functional black box theater, a box office, two large gathering areas and an outdoor balcony; to wit: an attractive venue for the many cultural organizations that long to provide activity and cultural content. I challenge most any Boca Raton resident to tell me where this cultural center is never mind what activities are conducted there. Even a Google search turns up very little information about this city owned, tax payer financed venue that fails miserably in establishing culture as a precursor to economic activity. In comparison, Delray Beach was provided a similar cultural grant to take a cold, dreary first floor location in a city garage off the main drag and create a cultural center to act as a laboratory for the advancement of arts and culture as an economic engine. Beginning last year, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency empowered the Creative City Collaborative, a not for profit 501 c 3 organization, to move forward with what is now known as the Arts Garage, a branded, energetic cultural performing venue. Supported by a board of directors comprised of civic leaders and a former political figure, the venue employs a full time executive direc tor with an operational staff and loyal volunteers. The Arts Garage now offers a full fare of cultural events and performances over the course of these dark days of summer. SO WHAT YOU SAY. Well this past weekend is a prime example of how culture, among other things, is a contributor to the economic engine.. My wife and I were out to dinner in Delray Beach and had tickets to the performance of Lynn Arriale, a Jazz pianist/composer. Beginning 7:30 p.m., the Arts Garage was filled to capacity with some 200 attractive high disposal income people enjoying the sounds and insights of this accomplished performer. The streets around this obscure venue were consistently active with the valet parking pace indicative of the economic impact the venue achieves. In contrast, on this same evening, when driving past the unidentified, non-descript Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, one cannot help but see the difference. Perhaps the most striking item was that in Delray Beach, the Arts Garage was alive and active while being serviced by the valet parking operation while in Boca Raton, the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center was dark and inactive while merely being used as the valet parking service. INCREDIBLE.. Al Zucaro Visit Als website, www.alzucaro.com and View his internet broadcast, Citizen of the World, on WRBPiTV.comMUNICIPAL East/West Boca Raton, FL Culture as a Precursor to CommerceTHE CITIZENS VOICEBy Al Zucaro Municipal News Early Voting in Palm Beach County to Begin Saturday, Aug. 4Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher has announced that early voting for the Aug. 14 primary election will begin Saturday, Aug. 4 and continue through Saturday, Aug. 11. Early voting sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Voting locations in South County include: Delray Beach City Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave.; the Hagen Ranch County Library at 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach; Spanish River Library at 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton and the West Boca County Library at 18685 State Road 7. Other sites include: Belle Glade City Hall, Riviera Beach City Hall, Palm Beach Gardens Library, Jupiter Branch Library, Lantana Branch Library, Okeechobee Boulevard Branch Library and Welling ton Branch Library. Voters who want to cast their ballots early should remember to bring a photo and signature identification with them. The 2004 Legislature passed legislation which standardizes early voting throughout the state. Early voting is defined as casting a ballot prior to Election Day at a location designated by the Supervisor of Elections and depositing the voted ballot in the tabulation system. Candidates to Discuss Foreign Policy at Lynn DebateBOCA RATON When President Obama and (presumably) Mitt Romney face each other Oct. 22 at the third and final presidential debate to be held at Lynn University, they will talk about foreign policy. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), which announced the four debate formats, said Lynns 90-minute debate will begin at 9 p.m. and will consist of six 15-minute segments on topics selected by the moderator. The candidates will have two minutes to respond to each question followed by a discussion on the topic facilitated by the moderator. The CPD will announce the moderator in August. Foreign policy is an especially fitting topic for Lynn whose student population is made up of nearly a quarter international students. These students will have a unique opportunity to capture a front-row seat to one of the largest events in American politics. Global citizenship is at the heart of the Lynn experience, said President Kevin M. Ross. With students from 80 countries and 40 states, we have a 50-year heritage of internationalism. We look forward to welcoming the world to our campus and hosting a conversation on foreign policy with Americas next leader. I have been keeping my fingers crossed that we would get the foreign policy debate, said Marcheta Wright, professor of international relations in Lynns College of Liberal Education. In the fall Im teaching a new class, Debates Go Global, in which my students and I will not only compare the candidates views on foreign policies, but we will also examine how the rest of the world perceives the United States electoral process. Having the foreign policy debate on campus will benefit our students in and out of the classroom. Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. and Michael D. McCurry, co-chairmen of the non-partisan, non-profit Commission on Presiden tial Debates also announced formats for the presidential and vice presidential debates that feature extended discussion of major issues to be announced in advance. The formats for those 90-minute debates are as follows: First presidential debate (October 3, 2012, University of Denver, Denver) The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on top ics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic. Vice presidential debate (October 11, 2012, Centre College, Danville, Ky.) The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each can didate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question. Second presidential debate (October 16, 2012, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY) The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization. Fahrenkopf and McCurry said that the formats reflect extensive study by the CPD board of directors: There are serious issues facing this country and the public has the right to expect a serious examination of those issues during this falls debates. The CPD believes this can be accomplished best by focusing big time blocks on major domestic and foreign topics. The topics will be selected and announced in advance of the debates by the debate moderators. The debates are the most widelywatched political programs of any kind. These format changes are designed to promote substantive dialogue before, during and between the debates about the major issues of the day. They will permit citizens and candidates to come prepared for a series of voter education forums that inform and engage the public. The CPD has sponsored and produced all the presidential and vice presidential debates since 1987, the year it was established. More information can be found at www.debates.org www.debates.org.
23 Edition 108 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BusinessThe Boca Raton Tribune Business Life Extension Foundation Needs Volunteers for Alzheimers Disease StudyFORT LAUDERDALE -Life Extension Foundation is sponsoring an Alzheimers disease study with South Florida residents who have mild or moderate Alzheimers disease. The objective is to measure the effects of weekly injections of a medication plus nutritional supplements that help suppress the inflammatory factor that is implicated in the neuronal degeneration of Alzheimers disease. Study participants receive blood tests, evaluations and blood pressure checks, as well as study medication and supplements at no cost. The study requires weekly visits and runs about 17 weeks. More than 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimers disease. Alzheimers is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. There are no treatments available that stop the progression of Alzheimers disease. However, there are FDA approved medications that temporarily improve symptoms. For study information call toll-free at 866.517.4536 or email LEClinicalResearch@LifeExtension.com Study preregistration is available at www.lef.org/ ClinicalResearch.com. Life Extension Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to finding new scientific methods to enhance and expand the healthy human life span. It funds research programs aimed at developing new anti-aging therapies and combating such age-related killers as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and Alzheimers. Life Extension Foundation has donated more than $100 million to antiaging and disease prevention studies.Lynns College of Business and Management Creates New Internship InitiativeBOCA RATON -Lynn University has created an innovative new program to support and help prepare students in the Colleges and Schools College of Business and Management for a career in the business world. Rick Sayers, who has served as the executive in residence of the college for the past three years, has been named executive director of new Internships and Coopera tive Education Program. The goal is to help students discover their intellectual and personal strengths through formal preparation to include: mock interviews (face-to-face, phone and Skype), resume and cover letter writing, business etiquette skills and personality profile (MyersBriggs). Getting Lynn students ready for a successful professional life after college is a primary responsibility, said Sayers. This program will give them an advantage in obtaining internships and coopera tive education experience and make them better prepared to meet, interview and work with individuals in the business community. An important component of the program will be the business relationships that will be developed with the corporate and business community. We will reach out to organizations that match up with the skills, interests and global diversity of our students for mutually beneficial partnerships, he said. Contacts have already been made with Office Depot, PwC, Sherwin Williams, Parker Hannifin, Jarden, Via Mizner, 02 media Inc., AXA Equitable and C3 Interactive and others. In hiring students for internships Sayers said corporations are looking for the opportunity to test drive potential employees before making a permanent offer. They also look for intelligent, energetic talent with summer and/or school year projects. Students benefit by experiencing the company culture, management style and other organizational dynamics before having to make a decision for full time employment as well. Internships are required in virtually all COBM curriculums. Though this program will initially be rolled out in the COBM, it is expected to expand to the other colleges. We are very fortunate to have Rick as executive director to lead this new program, said Thomas Kruczek, dean of the College of Business and Management. With his extensive background in human resources in the corporate space, he knows exactly what corporations are looking for in new hires and he will do an outstanding job of getting our students ready. Sayers has more than 35 years of senior executive human resources and corporate business leadership experience. He was executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Agilysys Inc., an IT solutions corporation; a managing director for the Business Process Outsourc ing (BPO) practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP; and corporate vice president for human resources at Invacare Corpora tion, a billion dollar leading manufacturer of home health care products. He began his career at TRW, a Fortune 100 automotive and aerospace organization where he rose to the level of human resources vice president for the Global Steering and Suspension business. Homeowners in Danger of Foreclosure Learn New Ways to Take ActionBOCA RATON -Distressed homeowners in South Florida are finding that there are more options than they previously realized to save their homes from foreclosure. Capitalizing on new government programs as well as more tra ditional foreclosure alternatives, such as short sales, homeowners are finding that banks are increasingly receptive to exploring these options. For many homeowners who find themselves in a danger of losing their home, especially when their home is now worth less than the amount they owe, they have discovered that taking proac tive steps can open up options that they never knew were available, said Joanne Epstein, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) from the Keyes Company. These options are finding much more receptive partners at the banks, said Epstein because the lenders have recognized that homeowners willing to face their situation head-on can be their most effective distressed customers. As a CDPE, Epstein has paid special attention to the options available to homeowners who find themselves in this situation. These opportunities are nothing new, she said, but once a homeowner gets to foreclosure, they often believe it is too late to take advantage of them. Nothing could be further from the truth. A CDPE is knowledgeable of the entire landscape of foreclosure avoidance options and is distinctly qualified to negotiate with banks and help struggling homeowners regain peace of mind and a sense of stability for the future.
24 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BUSINESS East/West Boca Raton, FL Business CARLO BARBIERIBy Carlo Barbieri What Kind of Government Do You Want?Before we go to the polls in November to cast our ballots in this critically important presidential election, we must closely examine the stances, platforms and intentions of those running for the highest executive job in the nation. In the midst of the campaign tumult that has already begun, let us never forget that the leader of this great county will be selected by us, the citizens of the USA, using our own minds and our own opinions. From what we have seen in the past three and a half years, Democratic President Barack Obama envisions a very specific type of government for America, one based largely on the model of European Socialism. As such, he would require Washington to heavily intervene (some may say intrude) in the very fabric of citizens lives from their health care to their personal financial situations. That intervention goes far beyond the citizen level to that of banks, auto manufacturers and other private sector institutions that he has infused with public money during his presidency. Republican Mitt Romney has a totally different vision. He sees job and income growth coming only from a growing, successful capitalist private sector. Government, he says, can create innumerable public sector jobs, but in doing so, it supplants the private sector and ultimately depresses the prosperity of its citizens. Creating good, lasting jobs, Romney said in an op-ed piece in USA Today on 3/31/11, will require the following: investment, entrepreneurial risk-taking and exports. eign markets, with a focus on constructive trade reform with China. reaucratic and regulatory stranglehold on business. encourages investment in America and reduces our dependence on foreign oil. sibility through budget restraints and entitlement reform. Mr. Obamas campaign web page claims the sitting president has, since taking office in January 2009, stemmed the job hemorrhage from the 2008 recession and has since created more than four million jobs. His web page postulates the following: facturing sector since January 2010 dustry since June 2009the most growth in a decade in plants and equipment that businesses could expense under a tax cut extension President Obama proposed, which would spur investment in the United States Obama has proposed for domestic advanced manufacturing technologies which would double the current 9 percent deduction dent has proposed providing to companies on expenses related to moving operations back to the United States Its clear that his website offers little, if any, substantiation for these figures. And the chief executive still uses the rationalization that a lot of work still needs to be done to improve the economy. One need only look at some of Obamas failed policies to find contradictions to his boast of considerable job creation. He cites increases in manufacturing employment while factories still sit idle. He talks of saving auto industry jobs, but only with a massive dose of government cash much of which the auto trade has not paid back. (Ditto for the banking industry). Assessing what Obama calls his overall economic achievement, one could easily conclude that the figures just dont support the results. And the results are clearly visible on the streets of America streets pock-marked with closed factories, shuttered stores and empty businesses. If Obama has created so many jobs, one may ask, where are they? Mr. Romney offers an interesting assessment of his own. His website says: President Obama didnt cause the recession, but he made it worse and caused it to last longer. From the outset, he inaugurated the most anti-investment, antibusiness, anti-jobs policies we have seen since Jimmy Carter. Further, the White House has still not crafted any discernible plan to put Americans back to work. Its a fact that President Obama has not kept up with his promises. Many of his stimulus efforts have failed. Mitt Romney himself pointed out that Obama has held 106 fundraisers in the past few months, but he has not met once with his jobs council. Clearly, Mr. Obama lives in a world where charisma speaks louder than ideas. He can wow a crowd at Century Village in West Palm Beach (as reported by the Palm Beach Post), but can he make a point that has substance and depth? Mr. Romney doesnt get folksy with crowds which has drawn some flak from constituents. But he does stick to facts. And as he said in a 2010 article in USA Today, a pro-job, pro-prosperity government works to create the conditions that enable businesses of all sizes to grow and thrive. These should include aligning corporate taxes with those of other developed economies, eliminating special corporate tax breaks that lobbyists have inserted over the years, and preserving the Bush tax cuts especially for small business. Before you vote, look deeply at the candidates. 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25 Edition 108 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com By Palm Beach State College Small Business Develop ment Center BOCA RA TON -Twenty years ago buying a bottle of water was a ludicrous notion. Before Starbucks we actually made coffee at home, and recently more and more of us know what cloud computing means. Some of the biggest companies and markets that have been created in the past 15 years happened when people challenged the existing perspective of the marketplace. What are the self-limiting parameters you have constructed that keep you from growing? Here are some questions to ask: 1. What was true about the market a year or two ago that is no longer true? 2. Why are new competitors in my market getting traction? 3. When are my customers most vulnerable to offers from my competitors? 4. How do prospects find us now compared with a year or two ago? 5. Which new market opportunities am I failing to take advantage of? 6. Who is my new buyer? Answering these questions will help you look beyond your traditional framework to gain new perspective and grow! For more on this topic, or for free counseling with certified business analysts, including growth acceleration consultants, and PTAC specialists, contact the SBDC at 561-862-4726 or email email@example.com.BOCA RATON -One thousand Florida jobs will result from a major expansion of Digital Risk, the nations largest provider of mortgage risk, compliance and transaction management solutions. Florida was selected for the expansion over four U.S. cities: Charlotte, N.C.; Dallas; Denver and Phoenix. The expansion began last month with Digital Risks newest site in Boca Raton, where the first 150 of the 1,000 jobs will be staffed by early September. Digital Risk acknowledged the qualified pool of employees in the Palm Beach area influenced the selection of Boca Raton. The company will focus on finding communities throughout the state to meet the remaining need. The growth of Digital Risk perfectly demonstrates Floridas ability to recruit and retain innovative companies that can contribute to our economy and provide high value jobs for Floridians, said Governor Rick Scott. The companys expansion throughout our state is also evidence of our success in making Florida attractive to companies looking to increase business opportunities. Digital Risk expanded its Florida presence in 2009, adding more staff to its headquarters operations. Since then, the company also set up operations in Jacksonville. In total, Digital Risk has created more than 1,300 new jobs in Florida since 2009. The projected growth that is prompting Digital Risks continued expansion is driven by the mortgage markets focus on making loans safe for borrowers, banks and taxpayers. Services include; Loan auditing and quality control Foreclosure auditing and quality control Appraisal auditing and quality control Loan origination, modifications and short sales Analytics and software We are committed to building longterm careers, not just jobs, said Peter Kassabov, CEO of Digital Risk. Thats why we invest more than $10,000 in training for each employee we hire. Floridas incentive programs will allow us to expand our training even further as we look to hire 1,000 new employees in the next two years. Statewide, several organizations have been vital partners to Digital Risk in its expansion efforts. Among them are Enterprise Florida, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, city of Boca Raton, city of Jacksonville, city of Maitland, JAX USA Partnership, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, Workforce Florida Inc. and Orange County.Email your Business News, promotions and acknowledgements to Chris Catoggio at: firstname.lastname@example.org. BUSINESS BITS tract for the Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton. The hotel is the 10th management contract in Florida. More than 30 hotels are managed by White Lodg ing owned by Apple REIT. Its exciting to continue to expand within Florida with the acquisition of the Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton, said Chief Operating Officer Bryan Hayes. We are thrilled to start our 36th management contract with Apple REIT, and look forward to continuing a strong relationship with them. York City, announced a first-place win in HYPERLINK http://cts.businessallenge&index=2&md5=4600b48674f4654dabcdbd481311083b \t _blank The Business Journals South Florida Social Madness Challenge. This oneof-a-kind corporate media challenge measures the growth of a companys social presence. The agency won all four rounds in the competitions small company category, defined as from one to 99 employees, in scoring that took place from June 1 through July 16. Scores were tallied based on a companys growth on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as well as votes on the Social Madness website. seph A. Losch, Jr. has joined the company as senior vice president and market executive for the banks Central Florida Region. A respected banking executive in the Orlando area, Losch brings nearly 30 years of commercial banking experience, primarily in the Central Florida Market, to First Southern Bank. In his new leadership role, Losch will spearhead all activity at the banks eight regional Orlando-area offices, including overseeing the banks lending, managing and growing loans, and developing a greater community presence for the bank. He will be based in First Southern Banks Downtown Orlando office. diation company, announced organizational changes with its executive management team, including the appointments of J.W. (Bill) Rhea as chief operating officer and a director, and James B. Smith as chief financial officer of the company. Additionally, Jerry J. Langdon has resigned from his position as chief executive officer and chairman of the board. He will be replaced by Jeffrey A. Wohler, who preceded Langdon as CEO. Langdon came out of retirement to join the company, but desires to redirect his energies to philanthropic endeavors and will be supporting the company through the Water the World with Latitude 501c3 Public Charity. BusinessMajor Expansion of Digital Risk Will Net 1000 New Jobs; First 150 in Boca Raton Change Your Perspective New Physicians Join Medical Staff at Boca Regional HospitalBOCA RATON -Boca Raton Regional Hospital announces the appointment of three new physicians to the Hospitals medical staff: Deborah Stemp, MD, specializes in pediatrics. She attended medical school at the Evangelical University of El Salvador in San Salvador, El Salvador. Her internship and residency programs were completed at Miami Childrens Hospital. Christina Urena, MD, is board certified in pediatrics. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri. Her internship and residency programs were completed at Miami Childrens Hospital. Sari Fandel, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease and specializes in critical care medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. Her internship, residency and fellowship programs were all completed at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Christina Urena, MD Sari Fandel, MD
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27 Edition 108 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Be Wary Of Tempting ShortcutsOne summer our family took a vaca tion by car, with our only goal being to see the western half of the United States. We had loaded up our van and headed out in search of an adventure. By the conclusion of our two-week trip, we had put more than 5,000 miles on the odometer. For most of the trip we simply focused on enjoying the journey rather than rushing toward a destination. But in one of the states we traveled through (which will remain unnamed) we were so bored with the monotony of the unchanging scenery, I got what I thought at the time was a brilliant idea: to take a shortcut to the next large town. The alternative road the map displayed seemed perfectly acceptable, appearing to be a direct route to the next town. Based on what the map showed, we reasoned this shortcut could save us at least an hour of traveling time and spare us from having to stare at the tedious roadway vista. So we got off the well-traveled highway and set off on the alternative route. What a great mistake that proved to be! The road presented one difficulty after another, a series of troublesome obstacles: construction work; a line of slow trucks that we were unable to pass; cattle, and then sheep, in the middle of the road, blocking our advance; potholes seemingly as big as meteor craters; and no gas sta tions or restrooms to serve our traveling needs. The bottom line of this experience: My proposed shortcut ended up taking much longer than the original route would have required, we nearly ran out of gas, and I had a very aggravated, unappreciative family! The lesson: Shortcuts are not always as good as they may seem. Although some physicists might want to debate this point, it seems obvious that sometimes the shortest distance to a goal is NOT a straight line. Shortcuts and their potential dangers of course, are not limited only to traveling. Todays competitive business climate, for example, often tempts us to cut corners in order to speed up prog ress on projects, or to cut expenses and increase the margin of profit. Time pressures, management demands, greed, or even laziness can prompt us to take illadvised diversions en route to chosen objectives. But ethical shortcuts, such as shortchanging a customer on the quality of a product or service, will always come back to haunt us, at least in the long term, if not immediately. In its timeless wisdom, the Bible offers several warnings against shortcuts: The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out (Proverbs 10:9). Dishonest gain will never last, so why take the risk? (Proverbs 21:6). Money that comes easily disappears quickly, but money that is gathered little by little will grow (Proverbs 13:11). The man who wants to get rich quick will quickly fail (Proverbs 28:20). The next time you are tempted to take a shortcut think carefully and cautiously before taking it. 2010, Purpose Driven Life. All rights reserved. Adapted from a column by Dr. Rick Warren, the author of numerous books, including the highly acclaimed, The PurposeDrive Life, which has been translated into many languages and sold throughout the world. It affirms the importance of having a carefully considered, clearly expressed purpose to guide everyday life. It has been named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th Century. He also has written The Purpose-Driven Church and The Purpose of Christmas.FAITHBy Rick Warren DIVORCE FLORIDA STYLEBy Mike Gora ColumnistsThe 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. The PrenuptialQ. I met this nice man who is about my age on Frumster.Com a dating site for orthodox Jewish people. I am financially very secure, and have children of my long marriage with the love of my life who passed away a few years ago from cancer. The new man has asked me to marry him, and Im starting to ask myself, Why not? He is a real gentleman, lives in a beautiful home in Palm Beach, drives a Mercedes, and has a second home, an apartment, in Chicago. My friends all say that I need a prenuptial agreement to protect myself and my children. I went to a lawyer and he explained that I could have such an agreement drawn up in a way that will protect my children in the event that I died first, or if there was a divorce (God forbid). However, the lawyer said that in order to have a complete and binding agreement in Florida both me and my intended would have to disclose to one another all facets of our wealth. My Max, dead five years, still whispers in my ear. He tells me go ahead with the marriage but dont tell him anything. Can David (new guy) and I agree not to disclose our money and property to one another and still have a binding prenuptial agreement? Why would I need to know about his stuff and he know about mine? A All of the statutory and appellate law in Florida tells us that in order to have a valid prenuptial agreement in Florida the two of you must disclose all of your assets, liabilities and income to the other. Assuming that neither of you is employed at this time the respective incomes would be the product of your investments, the interests, dividends, and net trading profits. While it might be possible to reach an agreement under which you both waive the right to see the others financial pic ture there seems to be a real necessity to make this exchange to protect yourself. Candidly, he should feel the same way. The two of you are committing yourself for the rest of your lives. While Da vid presents himself as a wealthy person one never knows. You might have a home with all equity and no mortgage. His beautiful home might be in foreclosure, and he might be fighting lawsuits by the score. You may have $10 million in brokerage accounts, annuities, oil interests and real estate and he may be deeply in debt because he lost what he had in the recent near recession. He may be looking to you as his meal ticket instead of a love interest. It is not difficult for a person to live in a big house, drive a nice car, and have the ability to sign for a fancy trip on a credit card and still have little if any money in the bank. The next time that Max whispers in your ear tell him that you appreciate his advice but you do not believe its a good idea to buy a new car without looking under the hood.Columnists
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29 Edition 108 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com SportsThe Boca Raton Tribune SportsMiami Dolphins Hold Youth Summer Camp in Boca RatonBy: Malcolm Shields In an effort to keep young kids healthy and learn about the game of life as well as the game of football, the Miami Dolphins brought its youth football academy to Boca Raton. From July 23 to July 27, the Miami Dolphins held its 2012 Youth Summer Camp on the campus of Boca Raton Community High School. The camps were divided in two age groups ranging from ages six to nine year old and from ages 10 to 14 year old. On day three of the camp on July 25, the participants went through drills, practiced the plays that they were taught by their instructors and played three sets of games simultaneously. We are teaching kids how to be Dol-fit and to make positive choices, said Director of Youth and Community Programs with the Miami Dolphins Twan Russell. Being Dol-fit combines the importance of education, physical fitness and making positive choices. This is the first time in the camps history that it has been brought on the road and into Palm Beach County. Palm Beach County is a very important market for us. We have quite a few of our season-ticket holders here, Russell said. It is important for us to give back because they give so much to us the Dolphin Organization on game day. Russell played for the organization in the early 2000s. Another former Miami Dolphin that provided his knowledge of football and mentored the youth at the camp was former tight end Troy Drayton. He played for the organization from the mid to late 1990s. It is always great to give back to the community. The Miami Dolphins have a strong influence in the community and in South Florida, said Drayton. We have had a really good attendance. Along with the core principles that are taught in Dol-fit, Drayton also pressed the importance to the campers of the value of perseverance. The main thing that we want to teach is physical fitness and positive choices. We also teach the kids to never quit, Drayton said. When you start to develop a pattern early in life, you tend to follow them. During the middle of the day when the sun is at its peak, the camp breaks for lunch. In order to keep the campers entertained while they tried to avoid the midday heat, the campers got involved in an impromptu sing ing and rap contest. The most rewarding aspect to the instructors at the camp was the progression of the kids throughout the week. The greatest thing to watch is to see the kids gain confidence from Monday to Friday, Drayton said. The camp was also open to young girls to participate. Its great to see how much confidence she has gained, Drayton said of one of the young girls at the camp. She has opened up more. According to Drayton, the young lady has improved throughout the week at the camp. He says he cannot wait until the championship round on July 27 to see how she will perform. The camp was not limited to locals from Palm Beach County. The Miami Dolphins were able to accommodate up to 10 campers from Mexico to attend the camp. They are a ball of energy, Drayton said of the campers from Mexico. They understand football and they enjoy football. They are out here having fun. According to Russell, the camp has drawn campers from around the nation and internationally from Italy, China and Austra lia. The Miami Dolphins Youth Summer Camp has been active in the South Florida community since 1995. With the success of the camp in Boca Raton and also in Jupiter a week prior, an early estimate is that the camp next year could draw up to 200 participants. We want to put our fingerprint on the community so that we make sure that the young men and women understand that education is important physical fitness is important and you got to make the right choice to be suc cessful, Russell said. see pics pg.B5 Behind Aly Hassans Two-Goal Performance, Fort Lauderdale Defeats Atlanta 5-3By: Pedro Heizer FORT LAUDERDALE Prior to Saturdays 5-3 win in front of 3,160 Striker Likers at Lockhart Stadium, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers were 0-8-2 in games where the opposition scored three goals. After going up 2-0 early in the first half thanks to goals by Paulo Araujo Jr in the 5th minute, and Mark Anderson in the 28th minutes, the Strikers season-long weakness was shown yet again as they let the Silverbacks tie it before the end of the first half. Pedro Mendes converted a penalty kick in the 32nd minute after Jack Stewart took him down, then in the 40th minute Matt Horth capitalized on a defensive miscue in the box and scored his fifth goal of the sea son past Matt Glaeser. Im pleased we won the game, said coach Daryl Shore. Im not please we were up 2-0 and gave that lead away. What do they need to do to not let leads slip away? We just need to be smart and we just werent very smart when we were up 2-0, said coach Shore. The beginning of the second half was the same story as the first, Fort Lauderdale scored twice to take the 4-2 lead early thanks to two goals by Aly Hassan. In the 54th minute Hassan redirected a Walter Restrepo pass, and in the 67th minute he hit a left-footed shot from the top of the box. Aly has been itching to get back on the field and hes worked hard to get there, said coach Shore. Goal scorers can be streaky and hopefully this is the start of a good run for him. Atlanta fought back and cut the lead to 4-3 in the 76th minute thanks to Paulo Mendes and it seemed as if Fort Lauderdale was going to let yet another lead slip. But in the end, it was Walter Restrepo with the clincher in the 90th minute to put the nail on the coffin. On a counter attack, Scott Lorenz fed a long forward pass to Restrepo who was able to make the most of his opportunity and put the game out of reach at 5-3. Scoring that goal in the end was very important, said Restrepo. We cant lose points at home when we are fighting for a better playoff spot. We need to look at film and fix the mistakes that we are making in the back, I dont think its just the back four, but its the whole team defending, explained coach Shore. At the end of the day sometimes you have some crazy games, this was one of them and fortunately we were on the winning end. Game Notes: The win moves Fort Lauderdale (7-76, 27 points) into fourth place in the NASL standings. Aly Hassans two goals were his first goals since his hat-trick on April 25 Entering the game, Restrepo was tied for first in the league in assists but once it was over, Restrepo took over the league lead with eight. Mark Anderson also came into the game tied with Nick Zimmerman of Carolina for second in the league in goals scored with nine but now is in second place all by himself with 10. Anderson also passed Abe Thompson for third all-time in franchise history for goals scored in a season and is only five goals behind Alex Alfonso for second place.
30 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com SportsVolleyball with Seventh-Straight AVCA Academic HonorsBy: Lance Thomas LEXINGTON, Ky.For the seventh year in a row, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced today Lynn Universitys volleyball team as one of a record 534 teams to earn AVCA Team Aca demic honors for the 2011-12 season. The volleyball program tallied a GPA of3.53, only trailing womens golf for the highest team GPA of all 11 Fighting Knights teams for the 2011-12 academic year. Additionally, three players tallied a 3.8 GPA or better while Mandy McIntosh posted a perfect 4.0. On the court, the Blue and White ran out a brand new starting six and totaled a 14-17 record and a sixth place finish in Sunshine State Conference play for the 2011 season. Rollins, Barry and Florida Southern represented the only other SSC schools to receive the award. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Many coaches tell us they take more pride in and hear more positive feedback about winning the AVCA Team Academic Award than anything else they do all year, said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. While it is undeniable that the sport we coach is zero-sum on the scoreboard, it is a tool for empowerment on other fronts. The 533 coaches whose teams won this aca demic award understand the value of both playing to win and winning through play. A well-deserved congratulations to each team and coach! Fort Lauderdales Mark Anderson is Making a Name for HimselfBy: Pedro Heizer Mark Anderson, a 5 forward from England is making a name for himself in the NASL. But before Anderson was the Strikers high-scoring forward, he was part of the Barry University Buccaneers from 20082010. During that time span Anderson had a very successful college career. As a freshman he led the nation in assists per game and was seventh in the nation for points in a game. In three seasons with the Buccaneers, he scored 38 goals and had 28 assists in 58 games. In 2011 he was named the Division II National Soccer Player of the Year and the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year for DII mens soccer. Last year Anderson represented Great Britain at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China. He scored two goals, leading his team to the finals before losing to Japan 2-0. In February of this year, Anderson decided to showcase his talents for all eight NASL teams in the 2012 NASL Combine and he didnt disappoint. More than half of the teams were interested in the young forward, but only one team appealed to Anderson, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Due to the fact he was still in school, Anderson wanted to finish his education and the Strikers became the clear choice for the 23 year old forward. Fort Lauderdale was the team that appealed to me the most. Its close to home, and I could finish school while playing here, said Anderson We knew that with Mark being a local player we would be able to manage a schedule with him, said Strikers head coach Da ryl Shore. Anderson had to balance school and soc cer for a while at the start of the season, I would come to practice once or twice a week max because of classes, said Anderson. I couldnt miss class; I wasnt going to give up four years of my life just for a couple of weeks of training. You have to respect that, said coach Shore. When you play in this league nothing is guaranteed, so when a player comes to us and says he wants to finish his education because he needs to think about his future, you respect that. Anderson is having the best season by a Strikers rookie since the team formed in 2006 as Miami FC. He already holds the record for most goals scored by a rookie in a season with 10 and is also third in franchise history in goals scored in a season and is only five goals behind Alex Alfonso for second place with plenty of soccer still to be played. He started out slow because he was still in class, recalls coach Shore. But he battled through it, had a good work ethic and now that hes been training everyday and getting himself fitter, hes put himself in spots on the field to not only scores goals but to make plays for his teammates. As a rookie, Anderson has already been named the NASL Offensive Player of the Week twice, and deserves recognition for his drive to keep the Strikers in playoff contention. If Anderson keeps up his dominant play and goal-scoring prowess, he should not only be a contender the NASL Rookie of the Year, but for the MVP honor as well. He works hard, reads the game really well and is passionate about it, said coach Shore. Hes been a great addition to our team. Photo Credit: Jon van Woerden Photography
31 Edition 108 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com SportsBeliveau Makes MLB Debut with the CubsBoca Raton, FL Jeff Beliveau has become the sixth former Florida Atlantic University baseball player to play in the major leagues. The left hander was promoted to the Chicago Cubs roster and tossed a scoreless 1.2 innings in relief with a strikeout in Sundays series finale at the St. Louis Cardinals. In his debut, Beliveau retired 2012 AllStars Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran in his two batters. He struck out Tyler Greene on four pitches in the next inning. Beliveau had spent the 2012 season at Class AAA-affiliate Iowa Cubs after being named the Cubs Minor League Orga nizational Pitcher of the Year in 2011. He compiled a 6-2 mark with a 1.57 earned run average last season. Beliveau represented Team USA in the International Baseball Federation World Cup and Pan American Games following the successful 2011 campaign. I am so proud of Jeff. It is a very exciting time for him and his family, said John McCormack, FAUs head baseball coach. I know Jeff realized a lifelong dream today and he deserves all the success so far in his career. As an Owl during the 2008 season, Beliveau posted a 5-4 record and tossed one complete game in 14 starting assignments. He recorded more than a strikeout per inning with 78 punch outs in 76.2 innings. This season for the Iowa Cubs, he was 4-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 34 appearances. Beliveau was an 18th-round pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft by the Cubs. Beliveaus promotion marks the second straight season that a FAU player has been in the major leagues. Mike Crotta pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011. MLS All-Time Leading Goal Scorer Inks with San AntonioBy: Pedro Heizer The Scorpions announced yesterday the signing of Major League Soccers all-time leading goal scorer Jeff Cunningham. Cunningham, 35, has been playing most recently for Guatemalan club CSD Communicaciones. The 5 forward began his professional career with the Columbus Crew after playing his college ball at the University of South Florida. Cunningham scored 134 goals in 14 seasons in MLS playing for the Columbus Crew, Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake, Toronto FC and FC Dallas Cunningham has been named to the MLS Best XI three times (2002, 2006, 2009), won the leagues Golden Boot award twice (2006, 2009), and was a member of the 2002 Crew squad that won the U.S. Open Cup. He became a U.S. citizen in 2001 and earned 14 international caps for the USMNT. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a new organization thats having a great run, Cunningham said. Im grateful to Coach Hankinson and the organization for this opportunity and Im excited to be a part of it. The first-place Scorpions add Cunning ham to help bolster their scoring produc tion in the second of half of the season as they make their run for the playoffs in their inaugural season. He will be eligible for NASL competition upon completion of the ITC transfer process. I have seen firsthand what Jeff Cunningham can do in Major League Soccer and I am thrilled to have him join us here in San Antonio, Scorpions President Michael Hitchcock said. Having a player of his caliber and professionalism will help us a great deal in our push for the playoffs. As the leading goal scorer in MLS history, Jeff has had a very successful career so far and we cant wait to see him continue that career as a Scorpion and score goals like he has done throughout his career. He also passed former U.S. mens na tional team standout Brian McBride for the Crews all-time scoring record with 64 goals in eight seasons with Columbus. The Scorpions currently sit in first place in the NASL standings with 32 points and have scored 26 goals in 17 games played this season, the third-highest total in the NASL this season. We were very fortunate to find a player that has performed at an all-star level in MLS and eventually became the all-time leading goal scorer in the league at this point in our season, Scorpions Head Coach Tim Hankinson said. He is a great addition, someone who will help us reach our goal of winning a championship for San Antonio.
32 Edition 108 August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Tribune Sports of East /West Boca Raton, Highland Beach Delray Beach, FL August 2, 2012 through August 8, 2012 Miami Dolphins Hold Youth Summer Camp in Boca Raton BASEBALLBeliveau Makes MLB Debut with the CubsSee page 31Sports VOLLEYBALLVolleyball with Seventh-Straight AVCA Academic HonorsSee page 30 See page 30 See page 29 Fort Lauderdales Mark Anderson is Making a Name for HimselfPhoto Credit: Jon van Woerden Photography