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By Dale King and Julia Hebert BOCA RATON Theres a new Rotary Club in Boca Raton, the sixth to be chartered in Boca and West Boca by the international charitable orga nization. The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton received its charter on Friday, Aug. 24. The all-important governing document was presented by Rota ry District Governor Terri Wescott, and was her first charter presentation in that capacity. Membership Chair Betsy Owen issued the oath of office to the club president, Alan Kaye. Owen also gave Kaye the official gavel and advised him how to use it. Regarding the Rotary bell, she said, Hit it once for one ding. That is the sound of Rotary, the sound that will be heard around the world. Rotarian and past assistant district governor Dave Freudenberg of Boca Raton said he could see great things ahead for this club. It is a model for Rotary in Boca Raton and in the world. Mayor Susan Whelchel, who was in attendance, said her father and brother were Rotarians and Rotary presidents. I am not in Rotary, but I will have to join, she said. At the end of the meeting, Kaye said, Wed be glad to swear you in right now. The mayor talked about some of events coming up in downtown Boca Raton, including the Sept. 7 Brazilian Independence Day festivities that are part of the Friday Night Live series. The city is also readying for the thousands of people who will arrive to attend and cover the presidential candidate debate Oct. 22 at Lynn University. Kaye gave the mayor high praise for attending the char-The Boca Raton Tribune for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR.Nearly 400,000 readers! Sandy Manning reading the Tribune Send us a picture of you reading The Boca Raton Tribune to firstname.lastname@example.org Boca Festival Days KidSafe Seminar Attracts More Than 60See Pg.10 Theres a New Rotary Club in Boca Ratoncont. on Pg.3 BOCA RATON Tropical Storm Isaac, now Hurricane Isaac, is just a soggy memory for south Floridians. But its close encounter with Palm Beach County caused nearly $8.8 million in damage, say county officials. They said very early assessments indicate that a total of $8.79 million in damages has been reported into the Emergency Operations Center. These numbers will change as more detailed assessments are made by damage assessment teams. The storms legacy is also being felt in areas such Wellington, Loxahatchee and Royal Palm Beach, where flooding has been rampant and many roads are still washed out. The tropical storm dropped 10 to 18 inches of precipitation across Palm Beach County early this week, they said. This will result in a large brood of floodwater nuisance mosquitoes hatching over the course of the next few days. An air-spray is scheduled for this weekend to reduce their populations. Light traps will be placed out to monitor the species and their numbers each week. Permanent water mosquitoes with the potential to transmit diseases will begin to lay their eggs on the surface of the standing water. These mosquitoes generally only bite at night and will begin to emerge in 10 to 14 days. Another air-spray will be scheduled in about two weeks as the populations begin to peak and when weather conditions are ideal to be successful in reducing their populations. The various species of Culex mosquito will continue to lay eggs on the surface until the water soaks in. Therefore, another air-spray may be scheduled near the end of September to both reduce popula tions and reduce the threat of vector borne diseases. Ground Ultra Low Volume spray trucks will spray the urban areas on an as-needed basis at night. The scheduled air-sprays will cover 270,000 acres of the rural western communities each occurrence. Light traps will continue to be set out each week to monitor the mosquito species and popu-cont. on Pg.6
2 Edition 112 August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BOCA RATON The following events are planned at Florida Atlantic University: Registration is open for Book Arts 101: Summertime, a three and a half-hour introductory immersion course that will be taught by John Cutrone, director of the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts. The course includes a 25-minute video about the Jaffe centers collection, a presentation of artists books, storytelling, printing sheets of paper from wood type set by hand and bookbinding in the single signature pamphlet stitch. Cutrone, a graduate of the MFA Program in the Book Arts at the University of Alabama, is also a partner in Lake Worths Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides. The course is open to all levels. It will be held Saturday, September 8 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at FAUs Wimberly Library on the Boca Raton campus. For more information, contact John Cutrone at 561-297-0455, or visit www. jaffecollection.org and click on the workshops tab. Student Body Art Photo Exhibition The opening reception for the exhibition is on Thursday, September 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. and the exhibition will run through Friday, December 14. Both are free and open to the public at FAUs John D. Ma cArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. For more information, visit www.storiesontheskin.org, www.facebook. com/storiesontheskinatfau or call Z. Koppisch at 561-297-2116. The exhibition features photographs of students and their tattoos by visual artist Z. Koppisch. The photos are from Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU, a long-term creative collaboration between the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAUs Wimberly Library and Karen Leader, Ph.D., of FAUs Department of Visual Arts and Art History. Koppisch, an FAU alumna, is a photographer and senior designer at the Wimberly Library. Jaffe Center at FAUs Wimberly Library. To Celebrate Letterpress Appreciation Day The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, September 18, from 3 to 8:30 p.m. at the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, at FAUs Wimberly Library on the Boca Raton campus. For more information, contact John Cutrone at 561-297-0455 or visit www.jaffecollection.org. The following activities are planned by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce: BOCA CENTERS MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE LUNCHEON To benefit Boca Chamber Golden Bell Education Foundation August 31 / 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Uncle Tais, 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL RSVP: Call 561.368.8805 www.bocaratonchamber.com/clientuploads GOLDEN BELL EDUCATION FOUNDATION BREAKFAST September 13th / 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m Via Mizner Golf and Country Club, formerly the Country Club at Boca Raton at 6200 Boca Del Mar Drive, Boca Raton Bring YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR The Boca Raton Tribune home with you. 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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:at thou mayst walk in a good way: and mayst keep the paths of the just. Proverbs 2:20 Boca Police Safety TipBoca Raton Police BlotterQ: When is the next Citizens Police Academy and what will I learn? A:e next academy is scheduled to begin on September 20, 2012. is 11-week course is free of charge and will meet every ursday evening from 6:30pm-9 pm and will be located at our police training facility (6500 Congress Avenue) or the police department (100 NW 2ndAvenue), depending on the topic. Topics will range from hands-on demonstrations about the use of laser and radar units, Taser and stop stick demonstrations to learning how cases get investigated including crime scene techniques such as evidence collection. In addition, each student will be allowed to participate in one 4-hour ride-a-long with a police ocer. Applications are available on line at www.BocaPolice. comor contact Mary Ann OBrien at email@example.com..usfor any questions. Crime and safety questions are answered by ocers from the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit www.bocapolice.com. 08/28/2012 POSSESSION OF NARCOTIC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE Police responded to a trac stop at 3400 N. Federal Highway. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded unlawful narcotics. Driver identied as Sean Kirtz, 27, was arrested and taken to county jail. 08/28/2012 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED Amy Marie Kaufman, 32, was arrested for DUI at 1950 W. Glades Rd 08/27/2012 SIMPLE BATTERY Christopher Walker, 31, was arrested for simple battery (domestic). He was taken to county jail. 08/29/2012 POSS NARCOTIC CONTROL SUB During an inventory of a prisoners property at the Boca Raton police station, controlled substances were located. Suspect identied as Kiersten Armstrong, 23. 08/27/2012 SIMPLE ASSAULT/THREAT ON LEO Suspect identied as Shane Weakley, 47, was arrested for assault on a law enforcement ocer at 713 N. Federal Highway aer he allegedly took a deant stance and made a threatening gesture with his right hand. Subject was also charged with resisting while he was taken into custody. THEFT/ PICKPOCKET 08/27/2012 17:12 3200 AIRPORT ROAD A womans wallet was taken from her purse while watching a movie at Cinemark on Airport Road. SHOPLIFTING/ RETAIL THEFT 08/27/2012 21:31 1339 W PALMET TO PARK ROAD A suspect was caught shopliing beer from Publix. Publix refused to pursue charges and suspect was released to his parents. THEFT FROM BUILDING 08/27/2012 13:57 NORTH MILITARY TR On 8/27/2012, at about 1445 hours, a male entered a doctors oce on North Military Trail and attempted to steal two cameras and a laptop computer. An employee interrupted the attempted the, the suspect le the items in the oce and ed the area. Edition 112 Interns:Guadalupe Monarrez, Gina Onori, Malcolm Shields, Shannon CopelandThe Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY 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 561-966-8454Upcoming Events at FAU, Boca Chamber
3 Edition 112 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Community NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Community NewsCOCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 26, 2012) Fifty families have moved into secure homes in Olivier, Deuxieme Plaine, Haiti, just weeks before the hurricane season traditionally heats up in the Ca ribbean. These permanent homes were built from funds raised in February at the Building Hope Gala in Boca Raton, Fla. Construction on the homes and community center started in March, and all of the families were moved to safety by midJuly. The appalling conditions that we have found so many children and their families living in throughout the Caribbean and Latin America are unimagina ble, said Robin Mahfood, Food For The Poors President/CEO. Without safe, permanent shelter the destitute are often wet and cold when it rains, and live in fear of landslides sweeping them into the sea. For more than 30 years, Food For The Poor has worked to bring relief to poor families, caring for their basic needs, and giving them a chance to live and work again. In addition to building the 50 tworoom homes and community center in Olivier, chicken and cattle rearing projects have also been implemented with money raised at the gala. I cant believe people have to live like this, it really breaks my heart, said committee member Becky Carlsson, as she described the inhumane conditions she witnessed in Haiti. They are not really houses, they are little one-room shacks of metal and tin that families live in. The 2012 committee chairs included Cathy and Abdol Moabery (Event CoChairpersons), Ronda and David Gluck (Event Co-Chairpersons), and Rene and Francis Mahfood (Honorary Chairpersons). The 18th annual gala will be Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at The Polo Club of Boca Ra ton. For additional information regarding the Building Hope Gala, benefactor levels, and tickets, available at $250 per person, please call 1-888-404-4248 or visit www. FoodForThePoor.org/boca. Attendees will be invited to create a legacy by pledging to build critically needed houses in Jamaica during the charitys live house rally. There are pockets of immense poverty throughout Jamaica, but because the country relies heavily on tourism, the harsh reality of destitution often is concealed. With the support of Food For The Poors donors and committees such as this, we have been able to raise enough funds to build 10 homes a day, seven days a week in the countries we serve, said Mahfood. Each home has two rooms, plus a toilet and a shower, and a porch for cooking. They are a shelter from the rag ing wind and the storm. (Psalm 55:8). Since the earthquake, Food For The Poor has built 3,261 two-room homes in Haiti. Committee members for the 2013 Building Hope Gala include Laurie Braden, Kelly Brauner, Becky Carlsson, Melissa Davimos, Ronda Ellis Ged, Ronda Gluck, Michele Greene, LaMae Klos, Robin Ranzal Knowles, Julie Mahfood, Rene Mahfood, Pamela Matsil, Cathy Moabery, Jill Perea Tashia Rahl, Lauren Roberts, Kara Seelye, Natasha Singh, Renee Stetler, Holly Strogoff, Allison Venditti, Patricia Wallace, and Traci Wilson. Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the larg est international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all dona tions going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.Five Months, 50 Homes, 50 Familiessee pics pg. B4 Boca Raton Rotary Downtown Club President Alan Kaye receives charter from Terri Wescott. Locksmith LICENSED & BONDED LOCKSMITH MARCELLO firstname.lastname@example.org HIGH SECURITY KEY LEXUS / HONDA / ETC... LOCK OPENING AND REPAIR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL TRANSPONDER KEYS SHARPENING CUTLE NIPPERS MASTER KEY FOR BUILDING FOREIGN DOMESTIC AUTOS MOTORCYCLES Theres a New Rotary Club in Boca Ratonter meeting, saying, Susan has been an inspiration to all of us who love our Boca Raton community, and we could think of no one more fitting than Mayor Whelchel to share this important occasion with us. During the meeting at Bogarts Bar & Grille, where the club meets each Friday at noon, Kaye explain three initiatives on the clubs agenda. He said the Downtown Boca Rota ry will partner with the General Federation of Womens Clubs chapter in Boca Raton to take the GFWBs annual Honor Your Doctor program to the next level. He said the event has already been scheduled March 20 at Broken Sound, and it will be a phenomenal event. Also, the Downtown Rotary will deliver food to homebound on Christmas Day. The deliveries will be to people who may not see anyone else that day, said Kaye. Thirdly, he said, the Downtown Rotary wants to encourage all six Rotaries in the city to work together while, at the same time, keeping their own projects and individuality. In addition to Kaye, Janice Williams took office as secretary and Deborah Freudenberg was chosen as treasurer. The board of directors includes: Frank Feiler, Marleen Forkas, Dr. Ira Gelb, Gary Hickory, Bob Hildreth, Jon Kaye, Dr. Robert Klein and Joanne Williams.
4 Edition 112 August 30, 2012 through September 5 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 .
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6 Edition 112 August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL see pics pg. B5Community News THE ORGANIZERClosets-Garages-Oces-Filing Garage Sales-Pack/Unpack Moving Boxes-Holiday DecoratingPaul Jetty 561.596.1069 email@example.com $25 per hour School Board Counsel Re-elected to Bar Association LeadershipPalm Beach County School Board General Counsel Sheryl G. Wood has been re-elected for a three-year term to serve on the American Bar Associa tions Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division Executive Council. The election took place in Chicago at the Bars Annual Meeting. The President of the Florida Bar, Scott G. Hawkins, nominated Wood. It will be her second consecutive term. I am thrilled to serve the government lawyers as a representative of the Florida Bar, said Wood. As a public sector law office manager, serving in this capacity enhances my work with the school district. The mission of the Government and Public Sector Lawyers Divisions (GPSLD) is to serve the nations public lawyers. By promoting integrity and excellence among public advocates, providing meaningful services not obtainable elsewhere, and by highlighting the work of public lawyers, the GPSLD works to enhance the position of public lawyers, create camaraderie within the public sector and provide representation within the ABA for public lawyers. Publics Help Sought in 11-Year-Old Cold Case with Tie to Boca RatonBOCA RATON The public is being asked to assist with the investigation of an 11-year-old cold case with a tie to Boca Raton. Skeletal remains located earlier this year near McCullough Creek, in the southwestern part of St. Johns County, have been tentatively identified pending additional DNA testing as those of Leigh Hobart Abel Jr., who was 78 at the time of his disappearance on Dec. 20, 2001. Abel had been reported as a missing person out of Volusia County. Foul play is suspected and his death is believed to be the result of a homicide, said St. Johns County Sheriffs Office Media Relations Officer Kevin Kelshaw. Investigators said the victim disappeared without a trace, and his vehicle, a 1999 GMC Suburban SUV, was located in 2002 abandoned in Boca Raton. By the time authorities located his vehicle in South Florida, no evidence could be found and his location was still unknown, said Kelshaw. He said the victim had retired with his wife of 56 years, Margaret, to Orange City, Florida in 1989. On the day of his disappearance, he went fishing at the beach at the Canaveral National Seashore Park, which he had done many times before. Abel was a World War II veteran and he and his wife had previously resided in New York, Michigan, and Wisconsin before retiring to Florida. His wife died in October of 2011 and a daughter, Diane, died in July of 2011. Another daughter, Linda Balch, currently lives in Edmore, Michigan. The report from the St. Johns County Sheriffs Office said Robbery/Homicide detectives would like to locate two individuals who may have information concerning this investigation. Witnesses observed a male subject near the victim before he vanished. The subject was described as a clean-shaven white male in his 20s. This subject was never identified, however, a composite sketch was made of this individual who is still sought for questioning. Another possible lead in the investigation comes from a CrimeStoppers tip received by the Volusia County Sheriffs Office in November 2003, apparently in response to flyers that were distributed in the area where Abels vehicle had been located. The CrimeStoppers tip stated that a white male, who goes by the nickname Ziggy, has information regarding this investigation. The tipster further stated that Ziggy lived by himself at a Fort Lauderdale second floor apartment. Ziggy was described as being 5 tall with a medium build and short brown hair and brown eyes. The tipster and Ziggy have never been identified, said authorities. At the time of Abels disappearance, he was wearing a blue sweatshirt, blue shorts, a yellow gold colored wedding band, dentures and a tan polo shirt. The clothing described in the Volusia case fits the clothing located with the remains earlier this year. Also located with the remains was a GMC ignition key. The victims actual vehicle was located in Miami Gardens earlier this year and detectives successfully started the vehicle with the found key. Based on the clothing match and vehicle key match, the victim was presumptively identified as Abel. Anyone with any information concerning the disappearance of Abel is asked to contact Detective Eugene Tolbert at the St. Johns County Sheriffs Office at (904) 209-3985. You can also remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-(888) 277-TIPS (8477). Leigh Hobart Abel Jr. Isaac Causes $8.8 Million Worth of Damage in Palm Beach lation levels. The Palm Beach County Health Department will take blood samples from sentinel chicken flocks to monitor early disease detection of arbo-viruses. The County Mosquito Control Division, in consultation with the Health Department, will continue to closely monitor this situation and adjust the control measures as necessary to insure the health and safety of County residents and visitors. Palm Beach County officials are currently making ground based and aerial damage assessments in the western communities for flooding impacts from Tropical Storm Isaac. Palm Beach County Emergency Management is currently meeting with state and federal disaster teams at the Emergency Operations Center about disaster dec larations. The Emergency Operations Center has been at Activation Level 2 since Saturday evening. County officials have also been in contact with local, state and federal officials and are coordinating with municipalities, special taxing districts and the South Florida Water Management District to repair any immediate infra structure damage. Water management officials are working at the same time to move water out of neighborhoods and into storage areas. All agencies have the same goal of protecting life safety and removing water from flooded areas. To report flooding problems or get more information, call the EIC at 561-712-6400. Also in the post-Isaac period, officials decided to open Palm Beach County offices on Wednesday. All county offices, libraries, parks and courts had been closed Monday and Tuesday due to the storm and flooding concerns. School was canceled Monday and Tuesday as well.More than 100 Danced in the Sky to Raise Money for SoldiersBOCA RATON The fourth annual Dancing in the Sky event drew more than 100 people to Carmens at the Top of the Bridge Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 25, for the event that raises money to help equip soldiers and to benefit the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Palm Beach. Community activist Bob Hildreth formed his own nonprofit, Needs for Our Troops, a sole proprietorship with a 501(3) pending, he said, and took over the former Shopping for Soldiers event that was also held at Car mens. Hildreths program followed the same agenda as the Shopping for Soldiers event. It included appetizers, a buffet featuring food from Luna Rosa, Funky Biscuit, Whole Foods, the Del ray Beach Marriott and Susies, and dancing to the six-piece band The Bulldogs. Thirty raffle prizes were also given away. On hand for the event was U.S. Rep. Allen West, a former soldier and teach er. He noted that men and women are serving overseas so we can be here to night. They are making sure that free dom and democracy in America will always be protected. The congressman said troops should not come home to America and have to fight like they did on the battlefield.
7 Edition 112 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Community News FAU Professors Receive Grant to Expand Study on Haitian Disaster RecoveryBOCA RATON Florida Atlantic University professors Alka Sapat, Ph.D., associate professor of public administration, and Ann-Margaret Esnard, Ph.D., urban and regional planning professor and director of the visual planning technology lab, have received a $300,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their study titled, Diaspora Advocacy Coalitions and Networks: A Focus on Haitis Disasters. This research builds on their recently completed Rapid Response Research grant work on Haiti, also funded by NSF, by focusing on Haitian diaspora groups and their social and policy networks within the U.S. and transnationally to understand their role in fostering disaster resilience and recovery after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The study will focus on areas with large concentrations of Haitian-American populations and diaspora groups: South Florida, New York, Boston, and Atlanta. In-depth interviews and online surveys will serve as the primary research method, and will be conducted with members of Haitian-American community groups, as well as other key stakeholders including: non-profit organizations, local, state, and federal officials, international aid organizations, and immigration officials and advocates. This is the third NSF grant that Sa pat and Esnard have received since 2007 to study catastrophic disasters, displacement dilemmas and resilience. The first was a three-year, $300,000 grant, which focused on displacement in the U.S. due to catastrophic hurricanes; the second a Rapid Research Grant which focused on the role of agencies and community groups in South Florida and the role they played in the months immediately following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Officials said the findings are expected to transform and extend existing knowledge and theories related to policy networks, advocacy coalitions, collaboration and network governance. Potential contributions span and benefit those in disciplines that are involved with emergency management, disaster planning and recovery, social network ties and related analyses, homeland security, infrastructure planning, postdisaster economic development, evacuation, sheltering, and housing recovery. This research will ultimately help international aid agencies, host communities, advocacy groups, governmental and nongovernmental organizations foster disaster recovery and development and will inform effective resource allocation, along with responses to future disasters and disasterinduced migration.
8 Edition 112 August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com All letters to the editor should be sent to: The Boca Raton Tribune, P.O. Box 970593 Boca Raton, FL 33497To the Editor: FAU will take on Wagner at the FAU Stadium on opening night, Friday, August 31, and Boca Raton Pop Warner will be there to celebrate our first year in style with appearances by our football and cheerleading teams during halftime. Our young men will have the experience of a lifetime running plays and our cheerleaders will be there to cheer them on! This is a unique opportunity to Boca Pop Warner and its players. Sincerely, Tim Allen Good Morning, Could you please make a note of our upcoming United Way of Palm Beach County Food Truck/Food Drive to be held Saturday, Sept. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at 2600 Quantum Blvd., Boynton Beach. Admission is a suggested donation of two non-perishable food items. Sincerely, Alexia Savage Vice President Marketing & Brand Management United Way of Palm Beach CountyIm sitting here, working on this column and looking out the window at palm trees blowing in the wind, rain slamming on the ground and blank TV screens all around. The cable service is out a remnant of the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac. Its been a while since hurricanes or tropical storms have visited our neighborhood. I took the dog for a walk this morning during a break in the rain, the thunder and lightning which have been constant since last night. I looked around at some of the debris which littered the street. Not very much, I thought, certainly not as much as Jeanne, Frances and Wilma, which passed us in 2004 and 2005. As I recall, it was during the summer of 2006 that the Catholic Church here in Palm Beach County added a prayer for protection from storms to the other psalms and recita tions offered at the end of the Mass. This past Sunday, someone commented that it has worked well since it was placed into the readings. We have not had a storm the likes of the terrible trio from 2004-2005 since then. Isaac really wasnt that bad. It just jostled us with lots of rain, lots of wind and a predominance of thunder and lightning. We did lose power overnight for a couple of hours. My wife and I talked about the prudence of not buying gasoline for the generator and not checking the propane in the barbecue. But as it turned out, neither was necessary. Isaac just gave us a wet kiss as he passed into the Gulf. We stopped and prayed for a moment as we thought about the people in New Orleans and how they certainly did not need another storm coming their way practically on the seventh anniversary of destructive Hurricane Katrina. Hurricanes have been part of my life since I was a child. I have a slight recollection of Hurricane Carol, which hit New England in 1954. My family had just bought a new house and we moved in two days before the storm. I remember seeing the wind lift my brother, then about 3-years-old, off the ground. Thankfully, he was holding my fathers hand at the time. (By the way, the rain has started again in earnest. I can hear it striking the windows behind me. Its not really necessary to look back.) In New England, snowstorms probably engender more stories than do hurricanes. But there was the famous Hurricane of that flooded downtown Providence. That was well before my time, but it has left its legacy in stories still told today. In Florida, hurricanes are treated differently. Their frequency and ferocity are matters of legend. Folks hunker down in the Keys as they did his week to bear the brunt of the storm. From what I understand, the denizens normally visit a local tavern and stay there downing drinks until the worst has past. My wife and I got a late call Sunday from friends asking us to join them for dinner. We braved the weather which wasnt that bad at the time to meet at their home for a tasty meal. It was a wonderful alternative to sitting at home and listening to the crashing rain, thunder and lightning and worrying about what was happening. We did wonder how our dog, Peanut, would handle a hurricane. He was born in 2006 and has never endured one. The wonderful Maltese we owned before Peanut, Medessa, was scared to death of storms, thunder and lightening. She was traumatized by Hurricane Wilma, so much so that if the power failed for some reason at any time, she would sit and shake. Peanut, who is just the opposite of Medessa, who passed on six years ago, was the ultimate of cool. He seemed amused by the flashlights and electric candles. He stayed on the bed a while with my wife and me, and then jumped down as if nothing were happening, and eventually settled down for the night. It was a relief to us. It was also a relief that after a couple of days of inconvenience, we are back to normal now. No damage, no anxiety, no insurance claims, no pointless meetings with FEMA. Hopefully, we wont have any hurricanes this year. But Isaac was a walk-up call. And well keep our eyes open through the season. EDITORIALLetters must be signed with name clearly legible along with a phone number and complete address. considered for publication. The Boca Raton Tribune reserves the right to edit the letters for spelling, grammar, news style, good taste and available space. Letters from the same author will not be published more often than every 60 days. E-mails to columnists may be used as letters to the editor.Letter Guidelines By Dale King Letters to the Editor The Boca Raton Tribune EDITORIALS/LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FLThe Boca Raton TribuneFounded January 15, 2010 DOUGLAS HEIZER, PublisherSKIP SHEFFIELD, MATT BLUESTEIN, CHRIS J. 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9 Edition 112 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com By Douglas HeizerTHOUGHTS FROM THE PUBLISHER The Boca Raton Tribune EDITORIALS & LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.POSITIVE LIVING Theres Wisdom in Inter-Dependence!True winners never attempt most of their projects totally alone; they always operate with the help of others whose input is fully necessary. They wisely rec ognize not having all the answers to everything, but also know that through inquiry and diligent testing, they can advance into higher accomplishments, and wider levels of personal satisfaction! People who prefer to act as a lone ranger will leave much to be desired in what they attempt, besides having to face the possibility of unnecessary failure. They may be surrounded by co-laborers, and yet give deaf-ears to proposals made by fellow workers, even subordinates. A truth which must always be recog nized is that no individual is omni-competent on anything, even in the areas of his/her greatest expertise! Although it is imperative for anyone to live by convictions, to develop strong ideas about a variety of issues, and know where ones expertise should ultimately lead, it is equally important not to neglect the knowledge and opinions of others even if, eventually, those may not be viable or fully satisfactory for the issues in question. The insecurity of many deprives them of top results in the execution of their plans. Their pride demands that every facet of a project being tackled must depend solely on their own ideas and production. They fear that any degree of personal glory would be robbed from them if an ounce of creativity would come from someone else. Such level of arrogance is equal with folly! Yet, as I often love to cite from the Jewish Talmud, even a candle never loses its flame on account of having lit other candles. Ultimately, great achievements in the world stem from collaborative efforts, coopera tive ventures. The applause may go to many instead of just one, but that one also has his share of recog nition which can be even greater for having been the one who thought of, and started to develop that effort! Moreover, the quality of the final product or event far surpasses what wouldve come from the mind and efforts of just one! 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: Fritz Klumpp You look pretty good, my high school track coach said to me. If only you would not run so long in one place! That was his sarcastic way of saying that like a man in a rocking chair, my running style showed a lot of activity, but not much progress. For many of us, our lives tend to look that way, too. We keep busy, but what have we accomplished? If we have accomplished little, why do we continue to do the things we have been doing? I have been fascinated with the life of the person known as the wisest man who ever lived: King Solomon, son of David and Israels third king. Solomon reigned during the 10th century B.C., presiding over Israels golden age. Despite his amazing accomplishments and notoriety, however, his summation of life, from a perspective near the end of his days, was that all is vanity (meaningless) (Ecclesiastes 1:2,14). Looking at Solomon and all he achieved during his celebrated lifetime, I cannot help but ask, How could one who started so well and did so much, arrive at the end of his life and conclude that everything that he accomplished was meaningless? Many of us idealistically start out doing something we feel will give meaning to our lives, but in time we become disillusioned. I have observed this with many who begin careers in the military. They are idealistic, thinking they can help to accomplish important things, but the realities of war can lead to disillusionment. The resulting loss of purpose can even contribute to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The same disillusionment is often experi enced by people engaged in politics or the work place. Everyone wants life to count for something; we all desire to live a life of meaning. I have often thought of philosopher Blaise Pascals statement about the God-shaped vacuum that exists in every persons heart; a vacuum only the Lord can fill. Author John Maxwell in The Maxwell Leadership Bible refers to another vacuum the life-sized vacuum that only a life mission can fill. Solomons conclusion that all is vanity and grasp ing for the wind (Ecclesiastes 1:3) pertains to works done under the sun (Ecclesiastes 4:7). If meaningful purpose for life cannot be found under the sun, then we must look elsewhere; we must look toward the heavens. If we are to find real meaning and purpose, we must look to God Himself. My longtime friend and mentor, Joe Coggeshall, challenged me for many years to write a life purpose statement. Successful companies have a purpose or mission statement, he would tell me, so why dont you? I finally accepted his challenge and have since found that considering and putting my life purpose into words has become a compass allowing me to reject the good in favor of seeking the best. In the Amplified Version of the Bible, the apostle Paul writes, (For my determined purpose is) that I may know Him (Jesus Christ) that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and under standing (the wonders of His person) more strongly and more clearly (Philippians 3:10). As life purposes go, that seems like a reasonable one. What is your purpose? Why you do what you do? If you do not have a life purpose statement, why not?What is Your Purpose?
10 Edition 112 August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BOCA RATON -The Commission on Presidential Debates has named Bob Schieffer, CBS News chief Washington correspondent, as moderator of the third and final presidential debate to be held in Lynn Universitys Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center on Oct. 22. While presidential debates are a rather recent invention, they used to feature a moderator and a panel of reporters who asked the questions, said Robert Watson, professor of American Studies at Lynn. The CPD has tended to favor a single moderator format since first being used in 1992, and this continues to make the moderators role all the more important. Watson offers 7 keys to being a good moderator: Dont let anyone know how you voted in previous years or how you intend to vote this year. Have extensive media experience and a good command of the policy and political issues. Have the kind of gravitas necessary for such an important event. Demand that the candidates actually answer the question and not simply stick with their scripted talking points. Keep the questions secret not sharing them with anyone so that the debate is not compromised. Encourage a conversational tone and ensure a logical flow to the line of questioning and discussion. Be a good referee by maintaining order and enforcing the rules. The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Boca Festival Days KidSafe Seminar Attracts More Than 60BOCA RATON -More than 60 people, including NCCI employees and Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce members, were in attendance at the recent KidSafe Seminar. The event, held at NCCI, kicked off the Chambers Boca Festival Days. Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA, KidSafe cofounder and keynote speaker, gave a 45-minute presentation that covered topics including sexual abuse prevention, Internet safety, bullying, warning signs, statistics, and preventa tive tactics. Boca Festival Days is a great way for nonprofits and for-profits to get together to educate our community while also raising funds, said Cheryl Budd, NCCIs chief communica tions officer and Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce board chair. NCCI was thrilled that we were able to partner with KidSafe. Its a good feeling knowing that a few more parents and children in our community are safer due to our partnership. The seminar was held in one of NCCIs state-of-the-art conference rooms, allowing Berenzweig to integrate a range of visual communication methods that reinforced the powerful messages she delivered. This included Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and videos that played on flat screens throughout the room. Berenzweig said that her purpose for speaking at NCCI was to raise awareness of the epidemic of child abuse and to give concrete skills on how to keep kids safe, because 95 percent of child abuse is preventable with education. NCCI Executive Administrative Assistant Annabel Cohen commented, I thought I knew how to protect my kidsI was surprised. The statistics on bullying and abuse are alarming; I will now take new and different steps to protect my children, and I now know the warning signs of trouble, thanks to KidSafe.Community News see pics pg. B5CBS Bob Schieffer to Moderate Presidential Debate at LynnBob Schieffer Katherine Siegel, left, NCCI senior data analyst and Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW and KidSafe co-founder.Boca Police Tactical Team Arrests Three Potential BurglarsBOCA RATON The Boca Raton Police Departments Tactical Team arrested three Broward County residents alleged to be potential burglars, a police report said. Officers were conducting surveillance Aug. 20 at LA Fitness on Technology Way due to numerous automobile burglaries when they saw a white Chevrolet Cruze enter the parking lot, then go into the parking garage. Police noticed the overly dark tint on the cars windows and when they checked the tag on the vehicle, discovered it was registered to a rental car company and was assigned to a different vehicle. The driver of the Chevrolet, later identified as Ernest Jennings, 22, of Sunrise, circled the garage and then parked near a wall. A few minutes later Jennings pulled out of the parking spot and slowly circled the garage again, then left. Officers stopped the car and when Jennings rolled the window down, they immediately smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from the car. Officers spoke to Jennings, the front passenger, Adolphus Munden, 30, of Fort Lauderdale and the rear passenger, Thadeus Jennings, 31, of Sunrise. Officers could see the window tint was applied to the outside of the windows, a tac tic commonly used by people who commit burglaries, police said. Also, the report said, the three occupants gave officers conflicting stories about why they were at LA Fitness. When officers searched the car, police said they found numerous items of jewelry, womens wallets, womens sunglasses, several electronic items, and marijuana. Officers arrested all three men and charged them with possession of marijuana and possession of burglary tools. Ernest Jennings also had a warrant out of Broward County and Munden had a warrant issued by the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office, said police.
11 Edition 112 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Palm Beach County, through the Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM), is expanding the popular mooring buoy program to protect several additional reefs in the countys sensitive shallow reef system. The goal of the program is to reduce anchor damage which allows for more sponge, sea fan, and hard coral coverage. This increases the amount of habitat available for fish, lobsters, sea turtles, and other reef species. The program was initiated in 2009 in partnership with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Wildlife Foundation of Florida (WFF). The first buoys were installed on a shallow natural reef about a half-mile east of The Break ers hotel on Palm Beach. This diverse reef in 15-25 feet of water is home to protected species of sponges and hard corals and other marine life. New buoys will be installed at depths of 15-25 feet at the following locations: On three natural reefs: north of the Boca Raton Inlet east of Mar-A-Lago east of The Breakers On two artificial reefs: north of the Lake Worth Inlet and east of Singer Island of Jupiter Inlet and east of Diamondhead Radnor Park. The cost for installation, monitoring, and annual maintenance of the buoys is about $97,000 and will be funded by an FWC boating improvement program grant and private donations. Municipal NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Municipal NewsAdam Hasner Releases Endorsements from More Local Leaders More Mooring Buoys to be Installed Off Countys Shoreline BOCA RATON The Adam Hasner for US House campaign today announced new endorsements from current and former local elected officials in Congressional District 22. I am proud of the widespread endorsements we have received from non partisan, Republican and Democratic current and former elected officials throughout District 22, said Hasner. They know we have the right plan to get our economy back on the move and I appreciate their support. Local leaders who endorsed Adam Hasner today were: Jim Naugle, former Fort Lauderdale Mayor Pam Triolo, Lake Worth mayor Tom Mayes Jr., Lake Clarke Shores Town Council President Pro Tem Ron Brown, Highland Beach vice mayor Scott Sasser, Lauderdale by the Sea vice mayor Louis DeStefano, Manalapan City Commissioner Gary Eliopolos, former Delray Beach City Commissioner Bob Kanjian, former Palm Beach County Commissioner Becky Lysengen, Lighthouse Point City Commissioner Mack McCray, Boynton Beach City Commissioner Shari McCartney, Oakland Park City Commissioner Mike Mullaugh, Boca Raton City Council member Bruce Roberts, Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Louis P. Stern, Highland Beach City Commissioner Glenn Troast, Lighthouse Point City Commissioner Chris Vincent, Lauderdale by the Sea City Commissioner Local officials who have previously endorsed Adam Hasner include: Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams, Palm Beach Town Council Member Bill Dia mond, Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie, former Town of Ocean Ridge Mayor Kenneth Kaleel, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Village of Golf Mayor Tom Lynch, former chair of the Palm Beach County School Board, Lake Worth City Commissioner Scott Maxwell, West Palm Beach City Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell, Manalapan Town Commissioner Bill Quigley, Palm Beach Town Council President David Rosow, Highland Beach Town Commissioner Dennis Sheridan and Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel. Adam HasnerMan Knocked Off his Bicycle, Robbed in Boca RatonBOCA RATON A man was knocked off his bicycle and robbed about 10:40 p.m. August 23 near 200 NW 3rd Street, police said. The 48 year old victim told officers he left work on SE Mizner Boulevard and was riding his bicycle home. The victim was just east of NW 2nd Avenue on NW 3rd Street when a small, dark colored mini-van pulled around him and cut him off. A man jumped out of the van and knocked him off of his bike, said police. When the victim fell to the ground, several more males got out of the minivan and kicked and punched him. The suspects ripped his wallet from his pants pocket and threw his cell phone away. The males got back into the van and left in an unknown direction, police said. The victim rode his bicycle home and then called police. The victim sustained abrasions, contusions, and lacerations. He was treated and released from Boca Raton Regional Hospital. If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Ron Mello at (561) 620-6186 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS. Incoming Students at FAU Med School Get White Coats in Traditional CeremonyBOCA RATON -The 64 students who make up the incoming Class of 2016 of Florida Atlantic Universitys Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine received their first doctors white coats at a ceremony held recently to symbolically confirm their commitment to the profession of medicine. During the ceremony, faculty from the College cloaked the students with a white coatthe pre-eminent symbol of physicians for more than 100 years. Members of the inaugural class of the medical school were paired with students in the incoming class and will serve as mentors to the newly minted medical students. Each student was pinned with the Humanism in Medicine lapel pin by his/her mentor during the ceremony. At the conclusion of the event, the students recited in unison an oath they collectively wrote, which will serve as a code of conduct they are committed to following throughout their education and as physicians after medical school. The incoming class comes from all walks of life with unique backgrounds that include a national-level figure skater, gymnasts, martial artists, a ballerina, a kick boxer, research scientists, musicians, a competitive tennis player and a vascular sonographerand they all share the drive and passion to become physicians and help patients. Ranging in age from 21 to 49, the medical students represent most of the major colleges and public universities in Florida and make up 60 percent of the incoming class. Fifty-eight percent of the class is womenhigher than the national average of 49 percent. Some 13 percent of the class is Hispanic, 11 percent are Asian and 3 percent are African-American.see pics pg. B4 The 64 students of the incoming class of FAUs Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine are pictured with Dr. Michael Dennis, chair of the board of FAUs College of Medicine (center), FAU President Mary Jane Saunders (left) and Barbara Schmidt (right) prior to the White Coat Ceremony.
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13 Edition 112 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Free Men Sheds Light on Little-Known Heroes of Nazi-Occupied France ENTERTAINMENT See page B6ON THE BUDGET See page B7Mid-Century The Boca Raton Tribune B Section B Boca Life & Arts FOOD REVIEW See page B6 Popularity Well Deserved August 30, 2012 through September 5, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts BOCA RATON Would you like a little lunch with your music? The Allegro Society has a luncheon in the works along with three afternoon teas called Tea and Symphony events. The Society, the support group for the Boca Raton Symphonia, has announced its Third Annual Musical Luncheon will be held Nov. 9 at the Delray Beach Club. The luncheon will include a musical performance by members of the Symphonia and the awarding of a scholarship to an outstanding local music student. Tickets are $75. Co-chairs for the luncheon are Sung Knowles and Vivian Greene. For more information, call 866-MUSIC-01 (866-687-4201). In advance of that will be the first of three afternoon teas. Scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 3-5 p.m. at Carmens Restaurant at the Top of the Bridge, Bridge Hotel, 999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, it will feature a 30-minute musical video presentation featuring the Royal Philharmonic. The theme is Discovering the Orchestra: Woodwind. Tickets are $25. RSVP to 561-376-3848. Next on the agenda is an afternoon tea Dec. 11 from 3-5 p.m., also at Carmens. It will feature another 30-minute video of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This time, it will focus on the percussion sec tion. Tickets are $25 and available at the same number. The final afternoon tea will be held Jan. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m., again at Carmens. This event will feature a 30-minute video of the Royal. Philharmonic, focusing on the concert. Tickets are $25 and available at the same number. The mission of the Allegro Society is: To expand awareness of the Boca Ra ton Symphonia, thus enhancing the cultural life of the community. To assist the Symphonia Board of Directors in their effort to increase audience participation and financial development. To offer volunteer assistance. Its goals are: To develop liaisons within various residential and business communities. To build relations with other organiza tions. To identify and encourage support of the Boca Raton Symphonia and the Boca Raton Symphonias Educational Programs. To work in conjunction with the Board of Directors in their outreach endeavors. To develop events as requested by the Board of Directors. Allegro Society Tuning up for Season Fundraising Group for Boca Raton Symphonia Planning Musical Luncheon, Teas
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15 Edition 112 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Edition 112 B3 August 30, 2012 through September 5, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts Section B BOCA RATON -Carbonell Awardwinning actor Avi Hoffman will star as Billy Flynn in the Boca Raton Theatre Guilds upcoming production of Chicago. The classic Kander and Ebb musical will run from March 1st through March 17th at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park. Sally Bondi will play Matron Ma Morton, and Ken Clement has been cast as Amos Hart. Auditions for other roles in the production will be held on Monday, September 10, from 5-9 p.m. 9 pm at the Willow Theatre. Chicago will be directed by Keith Garson, and choreographed by Ron Hutchins. Eric Alsford will serve as the shows musical director. Populated with flamboyant flappers, crooked lawyers, and merry murderesses, Chicago is a musical tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts. The musical offers a sparkling script and a classic score that includes All That Jazz, Cell Block Tango and Razzle Dazzle. Avi Hoffman took home a 2011 Carbonell Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Wilbur Turnblad in the Actors Playhouse production of Hairspray. Other recent roles include novelist Eric Weiss in Pa rade Productions production of Donald Margulies Brooklyn Boy at the Studio Theatre in Boca Raton; the lead role in Tracy Letts Superior Donuts at Gablestage (Broadway World Award for Best Featured Actor, and Carbonell award nomination for Best Actor in a Play); and Kolenkhov in the Florida Rep produc tion of You Cant Take it With You. He is well known for his award winning one man shows Too Jewish? and Too Jewish, Too! On television, Hoffman portrays lawyer Sid Raskin in Starz TV series Magic City, and was featured as Teddy Wayne in the NBC series Law and Order. He also starred in the motion picture The Imported Bridegroom and was seen in the PBS documentary They Came for Good: A History of the Jews in the U.S. The Boca Raton Theatre Guild is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing professional productions and advancing the art of theatre in the South Florida community. All performances will take place in the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park. The theatre is located at 300 South Military Trail in Boca Raton, just south of Palmetto Park Road. Tickets for Chicago are $35, and will be available at Willow Theatre Box office: 561-347-3948 in the Fall.Boca Raton Theatre Guild Will Razzle Dazzle em with Chicago Avi HoffmanConcert Pianist Shares His Passion of Classical Music By Malcolm Shields Concert pianist and recording artist Michael J. Battle is an established talent in the classical piano genre. As a young kid, he discovered his talent to excel at playing the piano. With a promising future, Battle nearly never became the artist that he is today. Born in upstate New York, Battles passion for playing the piano began at a young age. When I was seven or eight, my aunt had a piano and I would always go to it, Battle said. I would always play on it without anyone telling me. His first performance in front of an audience was at 12 years old. At that age, you dont really care and youre not really thinking too much about it. I was kind of the free-spirited kid where I wasnt thinking too much about it, he said. I just went out there and did my thing. His first concert resulted in a standing ovation from the audience. Over time, the easy-going budding pia nist began to struggle with the nervousness of performing on stage. I started getting older and I realized that I was playing in front of all of these people. It really made me nervous, Battle said. The more nervous I got, the more I did not want to play the piano. Battle went through a period of months where he completely stopped playing the piano. He described himself at the time as a type of person when pushed to do something that he did not want to do, would resist. After time away, the urge to play began to intensify. The piano kept calling me and I missed it, Battle said. It was then that I decided to go back [playing] on my own and things changed from there. Due to the strict assistance of his instructor Jovita Bernard, Battle continued to grow as a pianist. Battle went under the tutelage of the world-renowned musical school the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music. Although the school is based in London, Battle was able to receive lessons while in New York and took his two major annual exams in Boston. Battle would earn his Diploma Degree in Piano Performance. Battle describes his music is a mixture of classical and contemporary rhythm. I try to mix my music with classical and modernism, Battle said. With $300 dollars in his pocket and the desire to make his passion his profession, Battle relocated to South Florida. By chance, in job he had moving pianos; he met his current manager, Tom OKeefe. When I moved pianos, I play for them all the time because you never know who you are going to meet, Battle said. That one instant of Battle playing persuaded OKeefe to sign him to his record label. His first album, Chopin After Midnight was released in 2009. The album peaked to ninth on the classical billboard charts. The album was influence by the composer Frdric Chopin. His music spoke to me more than anyone elses music ever did, Battle said of Chopin. Battles second album, which he completely composed, was released in Feb. 2012 called Reflection. This album was inspired by the style Chopin and had a personal tribute to his mother, Carol, who passed away from cancer. While she was ill, I wrote my very first original and I dedicated it to her, Battle said. Every time I compose, I compose with her in mind. Every time I perform; I perform with her in mind. Before he begins any of his performances, Battle tells the audience of the influence his mother had on him. With his manager, Battle co-founded the organization Battle for a Cure with the American Cancer Society. Currently, Battle is providing his knowledge and talent to aspiring pianist in South Florida. He teaches throughout the week and provides private piano lessons to individuals that are serious about improving their skills. Battle describes his style as challenging yet provides a laid back style of teaching to his pupils. He teaches the foundation techniques of piano that allows students to advance to higher level of performance. Battle is flexible and also teaches chords and jazz structure and pop tunes that interest his students. I dedicate my time and my pa tience to them so that they can move ahead in every lesson I have with them, Battle said. Many of his pupils have transitioned from a beginners level to an advanced level of piano performance. Battles next performance will be on Aug. 19 in upstate New York and will also be promoting his album Reflection. For information on how to contact Michael J. Battle, visit www.michaeljbattle. com. Sally BondiLynn Universitys Friends of the Conservatory of Music Elects Three New Board MembersBOCA RATON -Lynn University Friends of the Conservatory of Music, a volunteer organization that raises funds to promote high quality performance educa tion for exceptionally talented young musicians, has elected three new members to its board of directors for a three-year term: Barbara Block of Boca Raton, Jeannine Morris of Highland Beach and Lewis Roth of Boynton Beach. Marilyn Swillinger, the newly elected president of the Friends, will serve for a period of two years. Established in 2003, the Friends has raised significant funds for annual and endowed student scholarships through annual donations and special events such as the annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. This years concert is set for 3 p.m., Sunday, December 9. Sponsorship tables of 10 and individual tickets are available. To order tickets, call 561.237.9000. One of the leading conservatories within a university environment, the Lynn Conservatory of Music admits a highly select group of gifted musicians from around the world to pursue rigorous solo, chamber and orchestral training, as well as a carefully crafted academic program of study that leads to the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music or Professional Performance Certificate. The faculty brings a wealth of experience and expertise to students who consistently earn the highest honors at international competitions and join leading orchestras and prominent faculties around the globe.Barbara Block Lewis Roth
16 Edition 112 August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com B4 Edition 112 August 30, 2012 through September 5, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts S P O T L I G H T Section BIncoming Students at FAU Med School Get White Coats in Traditional CeremonyThe class of 2016 of FAUs Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine recites their oath in unison at the conclusion of the White Coat Ceremony.2012 Building Hope Gala committee members (L to r) Julie Mahfood, Kara Seelye, Natasha Singh, Ronda Ellis Ged, David Gluck, Ronda Gluck, Abdol Moabery, Cathy Moabery, Francis Mahfood, Rene Mahfood, Pamela Matsil, Patricia Wallace, Becky Carlsson, Allison Venditti, Traci Wilson (Committee member not pictured: Michele Greene)Kara Seelye leaps across an open sewer in a marshy slum in Cite Soleil, Haiti.Five Months, 50 Homes, 50 Families Marie Ange Legal and her family have been moved from their dilapidated shack to a safe, permanent Food For The Poor home in Olivier. pics by: Food For e Poor Stuart L. Markowitz, M.D., senior associate dean of student affairs at FAUs Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine (left) with incoming class member John Saydi after he receives his first doctors white coat during the White Coat Ceremony.
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18 Edition 112 August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Arabs and Jews as friends? Ah oui, that is the unusual scenario of Free Men, a film inspired by real events in France in World War II. Directed by Moroccan-born Ismael Ferroukhi, Free Men was a hit at Sundance and Toronto Film Festival and is now playing FAUs Living Room Theaters. Free Men stars charismatic young French actor Teher Rahim, whose charac ter of Younes represents nameless North African Muslims who cooperated with the French Resistance against the Nazis and saved Jews from death camps. Like many of his Moroccan countrymen, Younes immigrated to France in the 1930s to find a better life. Younes worked in a factory for two years, but contracted tuberculosis, lost his job, and was forced to make a precarious living as a black marketer. Younes is arrested by French police, but he is given a chance to avoid jail by spying on parishioners at the Paris Mosque and reporting any suspicious activity. Occupying German forces suspected the Mosques rector, Ben Ghabrit, was aiding and abetting North African Jews by giving them fake passports and papers identifying them as Muslims. Ben Ghabrit, played by Michael Lonsdale, is based on a real-life char acter. So is Salim Halali, played by Mahmud Shalaby. Salim was a celebrated Moroccan singer of Jewish ancestry and thereby in imminent peril. It is Younes friendship with Salim, and also his budding love for Leila (Lubna Aza bal), a fiery Resistance fighter, that changes Younes heart and inspires him to join the Resistance as a double agent. Free Men plays out like a thriller, with heroes, villains an exciting car chase and shootout. What adds to the satisfaction is that at films end we are told of the fate of the actual characters. One is left with the thought if Muslims once risked theirs lives to save Jews, could they not put aside the bitter hatred that divides the world today? Three and a half stars The Odd Case of Timothy Green Too Sappy for Most The Odd Case of Timothy Green is a Disney fable neither fish nor fowl. It is intended for a young audience, yet it is aimed more at parents. Im afraid it will please nei ther very much. Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton are Cindy and Jim Green, a childless couple that wants a child so badly they write down the qualities of a son they dont have. There is a big rain storm, apparently over their house alone because there is a drought everywhere else, and lo and behold in mid-storm a 10-year-old boy (C.J. Adams) appears, covered in mud. He is like any other boy except he has leaves attached to his ankles. Yep, Timothy, as the Greens call the boy, has sprung up from the ground (almost) fullyformed. This premise, based on an idea by Ah met Zappa (Franks son) and fleshed out by writer-director Peter Hedges, is a giant leap of faith. The rest of the story is equally trying, as saint-like little Timothy learns a lot of lifes lessons in a brief time, making everyone better in the process. On the positive side, CJ Adams is a really appealing kid, and so is Odeya Rush as the misfit girl who befriends him and encourages his artistic side. Timothy green is supposed to be inspi rational, but it hits you over the head with that intention. Nestled in the shops at Boca Grove, 21065 Powerline Road in Boca Raton (561483-4949). The Bonefish Grill offers fresh fish and more at reasonable prices for generous portions. The standard menu lists the Starters + Sharing items including wagu beef+ginger dumplings, pan seared and served with shallots, Thai peppers and soy sauce tasty little pillows. The spicy Bang Bang Shrimp in a spicy sauce has quite a bite even without the sauce! Bonefishs Singapore calamarirings and strips, flash fried with peppers in a sweet/spicy Asian sauce was delicious as was the Atii Tuna Sashimi, sesame seared mini steaks with wasabi and ginger! Unfortunately, the mussels while plump-had little taste though in a basil+lemon wine sauce. The Maryland crab cakes were so-so as their 80/20 mixture with fillers lost the deep jumbo crab meat flavor. We sampled the soup offering of corn chowder with lump crab and found it sweet and smooth and fine tasting with generous portions of meat therein. This starter sec tion also lists edamame, sea scallops, coconut shrimp and saucy shrimp for your consideration. A section labeled Hand Helds includes Kobe beef burgers, Baja fish tacos (Cajon style), filet if fish burgers plus, our selection of spicy Bang Bang Taco with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and delicious Kettle Chips. Then our choice of a very, very fine Fish and Chips Bonefish uses a lightly breaded talapia, tempura style with a rasher of excellent French fires! A must try! The next heading Grilled Fish presents a fine rainbow trout, wood grilled and tasty. We chose to have their signature sauces on the side so as to limit their influence over the fish. A light tasting of the mango salsa --then the lemon butter sauced proved our casetrue trout flavor was there. Not so with the Chilean sea bass wherein the fish was quite bland and no sauce could help Chef take note. They have six Grilled Specialties 2 chicken dishes, a pork chop, a filet mignon plus a sirloin/crab cake followed by an anglers steak special with choice of two sides from their list of seven. Sauted + Baked has rainbow trout(parmesan crusted), imperial long fin stuffed with shrimp, scallops, crab meat in lemon caper butter. Try Diaslo Shrimp Fettuccine with tomatoes, capers onions + spinach fettuccine note the word o????. The Specials included a white tune taco starter, their wild ????? Dory crispy lite fish in spicy, sake infused sauce to try another time. The spinach bacon gorgonzola Atlantic swordfish was topped with sauted spinach, then the bacon and cheese. Robust as swordfish can be, it was smothered by its coating and fish flavor was lost. Ditto for the New Zealand orange roughy, wood grilled nicely but then oven powered with the sauted spinach, lump crab meat and a sauce of lime, tomato and garlic! Bonefish offers four v varieties of green salads, each with interesting ingredients these to try another time. There are four desserts available, we had a very, very light crme brulee with delicate taste, a smooth key lime pie a bit light on the lime and them for chocoholics to sa vor a macadamia nut brownie. This huge portion had a flourless base with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream.superb. Well sample the listed Jens Jamaican coconut pie on our next visit. Turn the single page standard menu over and find libation listings that abound! Chose from 12 martinis, 3 on the rocks, 20 white and 17 red wines plus 2 sparkling by glass or bottle. There are 4 domestic draft beers, both light and full bodied beer 16 in number domestic and imported plus 3 listed for sharing. This 4 year old restaurant, seating just over 200 inside, is open 7 days Wednesdays from 4PM to 10:30, Fridays and Saturdays until 11PM. The Chefs specials change every two weeks, the main menu every six months. There is a gluten free menu and a kids menu of somewhat limited selections. This is a bustling food emporium with efficient wait staff. Pricing, as we noted, was quite reasonable Go and Enjoy! Well Deserved Food Review Marc Kent Entertainment Skip Sheffield B6 Edition 112 August 30, 2012 through September 5, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts Section BFree Men Sheds Light on Little-Known Heroes of NaziOccupied France Scene from Free Men Scene from The Odd Case of Timothy Green
19 Edition 112 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com This space is so cute, very minimalist and the colors are amaz-ing. Mid Century art wall. Retro style sofas. On Mid-century purple is so in! This wall is very retro with modern furniture. Edition 112 B7 August 30, 2012 through September 5, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts Section B On The Budget Mid-Century Mid-century modern is a style of furniture design, product design, and architecture that began after World War II and continued into the 1960s. Often clean lines, organic forms, and materials such as wood, metal, and plastic. Though color is used quite a bit in post-war design, mid-century modern is Ale Montesdeoca
20 Edition 112 August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com By Halli Moore A young vibrant, beautiful 69 year old; wife, mother, grandmother, model for the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency in New York, Pat Andrews had the perfect life, until two years ago at the age of 67, Pat had a stroke! No one including doctors knows what causes a stroke. It is believed that high blood pressure is one cause, but Pat Andrews did not high blood pressure nor any of the other warning signs commonly associated with a stroke. What did happen were a couple of falls; one in September of 2010 when she and husband John took a road trip to Boston, That fall caused a wound to her right knee, and shortly after, the other fall on a trip to the Poconos One morning when Pat was getting ready to take her morning run she fell flat on her face and her knee opened up again. She instinctively felt something was wrong and told John they had to go home. Neither Pat nor her doctor recognized the warning signs. Pats doctor, after examining her said there was no sign that anything was amiss. Another strange phenomenon was that Pat said there was a strange odor around her, which no one else could smell. On October 26, 2010, Pat Andrews passed out and was taken to the hospital; a stroke vic tim! She spent one week in ICU and two months in the Pinecrest Rehab section of Delray Medical Center. There are two major kinds of stroke; one is called an Hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by a blood vessel bursting in the brain and the other is an Ischemic Stroke, an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. This type of stroke can be helped with aspirin and is the less serious of the two types, but still serious enough to heed the warning signs. Pat suffered a Hemorrhagic stroke and was not expected to live, but she beat all odds. Returning home her reg imen of therapies began. She spends two days a week at a gym using nine machines with a trainer who specializes in stroke victims, one hour a day four days a week in the pool walking, sees a hand therapist and Pat says her 4th therapy was her husband reading the 400 cards she received from well-wishers. He would read the cards to her and discuss the person who sent the card to help with her memory retention. Graduating from a wheelchair to a walker to a cane is amazing progress for this type of stroke. Pat cannot drive, has difficulty writing and still needs help getting up from the floor. (some exercises are done on the floor) Pats agent says he is still waiting for her to get back to modeling, which she continued to do until the stroke when at that time she was doing three T.V. commercials. Pat Andrews will have to keep up her training regimen for the rest of her life, but is improving every day. She advises people to be aware of the warning signs. FACT: Face, Arms, Speech and Time. If your face, arms or speech is affected, you need time to get to the hospital to get help. Make that time. Stroke does not discriminate; it strikes old and young alike. Its your life, protect it!! B8 Edition 112 August 30, 2012 through September 5, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts Section B attorney at law ITS YOUR LIFE (Protect It) @ Glades Medical Group 561-394-3088 Any chemical peel or Botox injection only $199 Ageless Energetics Dermal Fillers Skin Resurfacing Unique No Down-Time Facials Weight Management With Life Coach and Physician (to Energize Your Day and Give Immediate Success) A NEW YOU IN A NEW WAY! Bring is Ad In On Your Next Visit! Oer Expires: 10/31/12 Arts Garage to Open Performing Arts Academy Sept. 3DELRAY BEACH -Following the success of its summer camp program, the Arts Garage has announced the opening of its Performing Arts Academy on Sept. 3. The after-school program will feature a multidisciplinary performing arts educa tion curriculum and will take place at the Arts Garage in the heart of downtown Delray Beach. The program will offer both group and individual instruction and will begin with classes in music, theatre and poetry, with other classes being added regularly. There will be programs designed for all ages from 4-years-old and up, with all students having ample performance opportunities. Our philosophy is to run a successful education studio to educate and inspire through genuine artistic expression, said Alyona Ushe, executive director of Arts Garage. The response to our summer camp program was so overwhelming we knew the creation of this academy was our next step. With schools dramatically cutting arts programs, we felt it was critical to offer students a venue to experience the arts. There are numerous studies proving that students who have the opportunity to become involved with arts programs garner benefits in all scholastic areas, Ushe said. We are excited to be able to provide our students with an incredible opportunity to work with outstanding instruc tors and have a venue to begin expressing their creative side. Arts Garage has chosen the instruc tors for their academy carefully. We bring years of experience to Delray Beach. Our students have performed locally and nationally and our small team of teachers is young, passionate, and renowned, said Drew Tucker, founder and director of Tucker Academy for the Arts, who has been contracted to run the Academys programming. Arts Garage aims to maximize the creative potential of students by pairing them with the best instructors in the area. They also plan on giving students ample performance opportunities, from putting on full scale youth theater productions to performing main stage at some of Delray Beachs great public events. By opening the Performing Arts Academy, Arts Garage intends to build self-esteem, discipline, dedication, teamwork and a respect for the arts in the citizens of Delray Beach and the surrounding areas. The academy will also prepare students for the possibility of careers in creative fields. Having homegrown talent is a stamp of a successful culture, said Tucker. The support and opportunity this city provides is unprecedented and to be a part of that is great for our students. The top pop/rock band from Arts Garage Performing Arts Academy, clockwise from top: Ar tistic Director Drew Tucker; Sandon Chevlin, bass; Jack Malone, piano/vocals; Lorenzo Romano, drummer; guitar/vocals, Isabella Guerero; keyboards/percussion; Maddox Kumar and guitar/bass coach Jesse Kelland.
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22 Edition 112 August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com This past week the City Council/ CRA members came back together after summer break with a tone and tenure sug gesting little change in attitude and even less change in approach. After observing comments made from the dais, one wants to buy gift certificates to a Dale Carnegie course on how to win friends and influence people. The City Councils session outlined operating and capital budgets prepared and presented by the city manager. These budgets are well thought out and set the priorities necessary to guide Boca Raton through this next fiscal year. Kudos is deserved for these efforts, excellent. The Fox and the Chicken Coop. Earlier that same day, at the CRA workshop, a different but familiar picture was painted. Three intense development projects were brought forward by staff on behalf of developers requesting the CRA to expedite the approval process for these projects and arguing that negative economic consequences will happen if the projects are not approved by October 31. To accomplish this timeline, shortcuts are necessary. The suggested shortcuts will diminish the time for public review and comment on the impacts of such projects. Dj vu one can sayArchstone revisited. Three CRA members strongly supported this abbreviated approval process of the documents and text language drafted by the developer. Let me reiteratethis language is written by the developers and will set in motion guiding precedent for future land use legislation governing the city of Boca Raton and brought to the legislative body by staff without a recommendation yet requesting direction to go forward. And if that is not enough, the suggested language provides the elected officials only a general approval of the developers conceptual master plan with subsequent individual elements within that plan being approved by an unelected group of individuals appointed to the Planning and Zoning Board. I leave to your imagina tion who, in the future, will dominate that board. Of the three CRA members voting in favor of moving this process forward, the Mayor was most vocal. Her comments argued that these projects have been in the pipeline for some two years now; that the delay was due in part to staff not being able to complete the citys own text language; and, that because of the projects extended time within the system there can be no legitimate complaint that this is a rush job; to wit: Archstone. She could not be more wrong.and here is why. The fact that these items have been in the system for near two years is irrelevant to the issue of public comment and input. There has been no public viewing of these projects; no recommendation by staff; no community dialogue and certainly no community participation. The only essential element that will be diminished by an expedited process will be the publics opportunity to continue the dialogue started with Archstone; to wit: the dialogue on density and intensity, on congestion and growth, and on what this city will look like as it moves into the future. A fly in the anointment Internal city memorandums exist that contain interesting revelations between high level city administrators and the developers agents. These documents reveal that the deputy city administrator in charge suggests to the developers that approval by October 31 is doubtful but if it were to be accomplished it would need to follow a very specific path. He outlines the process and seemingly ushers the pa perwork thorough as if an agent for the developer. Very curious to say the least! These items are then brought forward to the CRA for consideration of the submitted documents and text changes verbatim and exactly as the developers have requested. This action is conducted by the same deputy administrator who should be held accountable for the delay of the citys own text changes which, now, coincidentally, are ready for review and are being submitted to the P & Z board in September with legislative action anticipated in November; of course, just beyond the developers requested deadline. So here are some observations for thought: If the developers items can be expedited then the staffs text changes can be expedited as well. This would eliminate the questionable economic hardship offered as justification for the abbreviated process; If, as suggested by the Mayor, the rea son for delay is due in part to staffing cuts and extenuating circumstances then expedited treatment of these three items may have a domino effect on other developer items in the pipeline; If these three items are granted the requested expedited process then one can expect to open the proverbial flood gate for other developers to want similar treatment for their individual projects. Expedited processing on a selected ba sis is a very bad idea. City staff should not be the messenger for developers. Elected officials should not short circuit the established process. Citizens should not be deprived of their opportunity to view these proposed projects, formulate opinions and voice those opinions at the appropriate time in front of their elected officials who are accountable to the citizens and not to the developers or the developers agents. Al ZucaroThe Boca Raton Tribune MUNICIPAL East/West Boca Raton, FL Welcome Back! Same Old, Same Old? THE CITIZENS VOICEBy Al Zucaro Municipal NewsBOCA RATON Boca Raton Police arrested a man Aug. 18 on a charge of video voyeurism at Red Reef Park, 1400 North Ocean Boulevard. Officers responded to the voyeurism complaint just after 4 p.m., the report said. Officers met with the victim and her 10-year-old daughter. The victim said they were changing in the womens bathroom, which is located in the south end of the park. As they were changing, her daughter saw a hand holding a white iPhone between the window slats, facing into the bathroom. The victim ran outside and saw a red Toyota back out of a nearby parking spot and drive out of the park. The victim gave the tag number to officers. The victim told officers they saw a male standing by the entrance to the mens bathroom as they were walking into the womens bathroom. Officers went to the address listed on the registration of the Toyota. The owner of the vehicle said her son, Douglas Hughes, 27, drives the car. Officers then spoke with Hughes, who said he was jogging in Red Reef Park and was near the bathroom, but said he didnt have his phone with him and denied any involvement in the crime. The following day, the report said, Boca Ra ton Police detectives again spoke with Hughes about the crime. This time, police said Hughes allegedly admitted to recording the victim and her daughter with his phone. Hughes also said that he secretly recorded people on numerous occasions in Red Reef Park and Patch Reef Park. Detectives arrested Hughes and charged him with one count for each victim of video voyeurism. If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Ron Mello at 561-620-6186. By County Commissioner Steven Abrams District 4 BOCA RATON -Did you know Palm Beach County beaches are some of the most densely nested beaches by sea turtles in the nation? Nesting on our beaches begins as early as March by three different species of sea turtles, including the log gerhead, green and leatherback. Early nesters are usually leatherbacks with the more numerous loggerheads arriving in significant numbers in May. Nesting continues through August and tapers off in early September. The female sea turtle crawls ashore at night to dig a nest, deposit her eggs, cover the nest and return to the water. While on the beach, sea turtles are timid and vulnerable and can be easily frightened away if disturbed. It takes between one to three hours for the female turtle to lay between 80-120 ping pong ball-sized eggs. The nests are located approximately 18 inches below the surface, and are generally found above the high tide line on the dry beach. Eggs and nests must remain undisturbed in the warm sand for 47-60 days before the turtles hatch. The majority of the hatching occurs in July through September and hatchlings usually emerge from their nests as a group at night. In a natural situation, they crawl down the beach to the water where they must swim for many hours to reach the open sea. Unfortunately, thousands of hatchlings die every year in their attempt to reach the water. Instinctively, sea turtles follow the natural light reflected on the water by the moon. However, they become disoriented by artificial light (i.e., residential, commercial, street, cars, etc.) and die from exhaustion, dehydration and preda tors. The countys Environmental Resource Management has a number of researchers, volunteer groups and agencies monitoring sea turtle nesting. Recent findings reported a 40 percent increase in loggerhead sea turtle nesting in a number of area beaches. Disorientation reports (due to artificial lighting) are increasing and staff is currently conducting night-time lighting surveys to notify coastal property owners of non-compliant lights. Tips on How to Help Sea Turtles Survive: Do not disturb or handle sea turtles, their eggs or their nests. All are violations of state and federal laws. Report all dead, injured or stranded turtles and hatchlings or anyone harassing them to 1-888-404-3922 (Florida Fish & Wildlife). Prevent all lights from illuminating or being visible from the beach including security lights, balcony and porch lights, flashlights and car headlights. Reduce litter and marine debris by disposing of your trash properly and picking up beach debris. Sea Turtle Nesting on the Rise in PB County; so are Disorientation Deaths Boca Raton Police Arrest Man for Video VoyeurismBoca Raton Police Need Help Identifying Possible Burglary SuspectBOCA RATON Boca Raton Police are seeking help identifying a burglary suspect who allegedly entered a home on NE 4th Avenue August 21, police said. The resident arrived home at 7:10 p.m. and found that the rear sliding glass door on the east side of the home was smashed out. Several television sets were taken, as well as jewelry and credit cards. Detectives investigating the crime discovered that the victims credit card was used at an Exxon Mobil gas station in Dania Beach a short time later. The suspect and suspect vehicle were captured on video surveillance. The suspect vehicle, a dark-colored PT Cruiser which was reported stolen over the weekend, was recovered in Pompano Beach. If anyone has information about this crime or the suspect, they are asked to call Detective Yvette Ortiz at (561) 620-6118 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.
23 Edition 112 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BOCA RATON Maxs Grille in Boca Ratons Mizner Park will kick off the fall season with a new look. The restaurant will reopen on Thursday, September 27, after completion of renovations. The makeover will be highlighted by new flooring, decorative columns, refreshed color schemes, new furnishings and a distinctive display kitchen enhancement. Manhas Design of Fort Lauderdale is responsible for the new design and dcor elements included in the renovation. Maxs Grille is celebrating its 21st year in business and is considered to be a Boca Raton institution. It is only one of two original tenants still operating in Mizner Park since its opening in 2001. Maxs Grilles contemporary menu with Asian and Latin influences, paired with an array of wine, is updated daily and seasonally, but maintains its popular signature dishes, including meatloaf, ra diatore pasta, steaks, grilled fish, chopped salad and complimentary crispy breadsticks and hummus served to each table. The restaurant is located at 404 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. By Skip Sheffield There is a new, reasonably-priced sports car on the horizon, but may have to wait a bit to obtain one. The 2013 Scion FR-S sports car is a car designed for fun and performance. The FR-S is a 2-plus-2 coupe, but the rear seat room is very limited. It gets decent gas mileage, but it is not primarily an economy car. There is not a lot of cargo space. The FR-S (front engine, rear-drive sports) was created for driving excitement. JM Lexus of Deerfield Beach invited me to test drive the FR-S at the Southeastern headquarters of Toyota in Jacksonville. The offer was hard to refuse. Toyota provided journalists with a fleet of six cars. Four had 6-speed paddle automatics and two came with 6-speed standard shift. You may think driving a stick is a dying art, but not to a true enthusiast. The FR-S is not a conventional car. Chris Harvey, manager of technical training at Southeastern Toyota, reveals the stick is more in demand than the automatic, despite the fact the automatic gets slightly better gas mileage and is slightly faster from 0 to 60 mph. Premium fuel is required. This is a sports car, and you need to churn through the gears manually to feel truly in control. Chris Harvey compared the FR-S to the go-carts he raced as a child. The FR-S is only 50.6 inches high on 17-inch alloy wheels. It handles like a road-hug ging go-cart. We were allowed to push the cars to the limit on the country roads outside the 250-acre Toyota facility. The FR-S engine is a boxer design, which means a horizontally-opposed four cylinder. The engine sets much lower than a conventional 4-cylinder, 6-cylinder or V-8. The engine is mounted up front, with rear-wheel drive. This gives the car an almost perfect 50-50 balance. The 2-liter engine generates 200 horsepower, which is plenty enough for this lightweight (2,758 pound) vehicle. The suspension has MacPherson struts up front and a double wishbone in the rear. It feels like it is riding on rails through the tightest turns. I was co-pilot on the first trip out with the 6-speed. Dan, a writer from the Jacksonville Times-Union, was not afraid to put the car through its paces. One spot on the course came to a 90-degree turn with a posted speed limit of 15 mph. The car sped through at 40 mph with nary a squeal from the tires. I took that same turn at 45 mph. Ill bet I could have done it at 60, but with some screeching. Dan and I switched places. I went for a speed run on a straightaway. In seconds I went through six speeds and the speedometer read 75 mph. Dan reminded me we were on a public road. If someone complained, we would be busted like anyone else. I took three more trips myself, the first in an automatic. The car has enough power to chirp the tires between gears. I tried manual-shifting paddles for the first time. It was fun, but the stick shift was even better. The Scion FR-S was designed to sell at below $25,000 for the base model. The MRSP was $24,200 for the standard shift and $25,300 for the automatic. These pric es have already gone up a bit. I have seen only one FR-S on the road in Boca Raton. Toyota is building only 10,000 cars for worldwide distribution in the first year. Only 175 are allocated to the Southeastern U.S. Dealers are allotted only two per dealer per month. For 2014, a production of 20,000 is planned. Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda says the FR-S is built by passion, not by committee. If your passion is driving a sporty, responsive little car, this may be your car. BusinessThe Boca Raton Tribune BusinessFR-S: A Hot, New Sports Car from Toyota/Scion Thats Worth Waiting For Maxs Grille in Mizner Park Closed for Renovations Boca Tribunes Skip Sheffield with the Scion FR-SCustomer ComplaintsBy Palm Beach State College Small Business Development Center BOCA RATON -No matter how well you run your business, its bound to happen you are confronted with an angry customer. How you handle the complaint can make or break your business. Use the opportunity to strengthen (or possibly save) the relationship. Here are some tips... Listen. Hear what the person has to say without prejudging the situation. Let the person speak his mind fully, without interruption and without questioning the validity of the problem. Before you say anything, you should fully understand what has happened and precisely why the person is upset. Repeat. Once you see where the complaint is coming from, repeat it back in your own words so the person knows youve grasped her position. She might correct you on a few points, but keep parroting her position back to her until she acknowledges that youve gotten it right. Empathize and assure something will be done. Showing your sincere empathy will help neutralize any anger the person feels. In the vast majority of cases, youll be amazed by how quickly this assurance calms the person. Follow up promptly. As soon as possible, follow up with a report on what went wrong and the steps you plan to take to rectify the situation and prevent it from happening again. In some cases, you may even wish to send a small gift as a token of thanks for the persons help in improving your business. Be sure to have a program in place at your business so that all employees can follow the same protocol when handling complaints. For more on this topic, or for no-cost consulting with certified business analysts, including growth acceleration consultants and PTAC specialists, contact the SBDC at :561-862-4726 or email us at email@example.com BDB Helps with Retention and Expansion of Three South County CompaniesIn partnership with Palm Beach County, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County announced it has successfully facilitated the expansion and retention of three South County companies. Located in Boca Raton, ArchieMD, a health and science company that creates innovative educational software products, will add 10 employees to its existing workforce of 18. Also located in Boca Raton, Hollander Home Fashions, a global company that designs and manufactures home fashions such as pillows, comforters, mattress pads and accessories has moved their corporate headquarters to another Boca Raton facility, retaining 77 employees. Lumitec, designer and manufacturer of marine LED lighting solutions in Delray Beach, will increase its workforce from 17 to 23. Combined, these expansions contribute to the retention of 112 and the addition of 16 new Palm Beach County jobs. The BDBs Expansion and Retention program actively meets with Palm Beach County companies to facilitate growth and address any obstacles to job creation. Expedited permitting, Workforce Alliance training grants and various incentives are offered through the state of Florida, Palm Beach County and local municipalities, to encourage companies to expand here, said Kelly Smallridge, president and CEO of the BDB. The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County is the official public/ private economic development organiza tion for Palm Beach County and Enterprise Florida. Founded in 1982 as a not-forprofit corporation, its primary purpose is to attract and retain new industry, business investment, high quality jobs and workforce development through corporate relocations, expansions and international trade. During the past five years, the BDB has assisted companies that have created more than 7,900 direct jobs with average salaries greater than $55,400, resulting in more than $400 million in capital investment to Palm Beach County and an economic impact that exceeds $1.8 billion. The BDBs headquarters are in West Palm Beach, with satellite offices at the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and the town of Jupiter.
24 Edition 112 August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Copyright 2011Bernard Featherman. Bernard Featherman is a columnist for the Boca Raton Tribune and is also the mayor of Highland Beach. By Mayor Bernard FeathermanTHE CORNER OFFICE Dont be a Chicken About Communicating ClearlyGood communication skills are really important. Sometimes, though, we either dont hear what someone else is saying, or we dont notice things that havent been said. We communicate with our words, our body gestures, our eye movements and our voice tones. Each compo nent helps to clarify our message. But sometimes, the real story is the lack of communication, because of unspoken words. My mother-in-law, Rebe, was a woman who always made sacrifices to please others. I often noticed her fondness for certain chicken parts at the dinner table, and I learned a story about chicken and poor communication from her. Rebe often made chicken dinner for the family. When she was cooking for her husband, she always gave him the dark meat which he preferred, and took the white breast meat for herself. She told me that she did not like the white meat, but she wanted her husband to have his favorite. She never told her husband what she was doing. Instead, Rebe gave him what she really wanted, as a way to please him. But what a rude awakening she got after many years of marriage. One day her husband told her Rebe, for the past 15 years, you have been giving me the dark meat from the chicken. I havent complained, because I know you like the white meat. But I dont like that dark meat, and I dont want to eat it anymore. What a pity! Rebe had assumed that because she liked the dark meat so much, that her husband did, too. She was shocked. Each of them got the opposite of what they really wanted. Each believed they were making a noble sacrifice so the other person would be happy. Yet, it was a futile sacrifice, because they had not communicated these facts. If only one had said something to the other sooner, their prefer ence would have been clear. Many times, people assume they are communicating with the other person when they really are not. Even when people do listen and care for each other, they may make the wrong assumptions about what the other person wants. They have not spoken about their own needs, values or point of view. Just because one person really likes something, doesnt mean the other person does, too. By communicating clearly through what we say and how we listen, we can help people feel comfortable with each other. Youll never know what a family member, friend or business associate wants unless you communicate with them through a clear message. Also, if there is no clear communication between you and your local municipal government officials, you wont know what they are doing, right or wrong, and whether they are serving you properly, the way they should. Rebe and her husband, by finally being open and honest in their communication, reached an acceptable solution and resolved their problem. Youll never know what people really want until you ask them to express themselves clearly and effectively. 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25 Edition 112 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BUSINESS BITS third South Florida location in Town Center at Boca Raton. The brand is known for its beauty products crafted from fruits and vegetables (usually organic) and ethically sourced essential oils. The 911-square-foot store resembles a marketwith soaps stacked like juicy produce items. Fresh face masks are kept in an ice-filled fridge. industry, has named John B. Koch as its new president and chief executive officer. Koch, 49, currently serves as the president of ADT North America, Residential/ Small Business in Boca Raton, and will begin his new role with PODS on Sept. 17. Kochs career spans more than 25 years in marketing, operations and corporate general management. He began his career at ADT in 2006 as chief operating officer and he subsequently led the full portfolio of ADT North America, the largest single provider of electronic security services throughout the region. In his current role, Koch is responsible for setting the strategic vision for this $3 billion segment of Tyco International and oversees business operations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, including more than 16,000 employees, 200 branch offices, six customer monitoring centers and 6.4 million customers. financial products, is expanding its footprint to the Canadian market by opening an office in Toronto. This move is a logical extension of our Incapital franchise, said John Radtke, CEO of Incapital LLC. For over 10 years, we have worked with many of the leading Canadian banks and dealers across a wide variety of product sectors. We look forward to expanding and solidifying our relationships in Canada by providing the Canadian market access to Incapitals platform of global issuers. participants in its 2013 Leadership Program, which aims to identify and unite diverse leaders in order to increase understanding of countywide issues and improve participants ability to lead effectively. Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles, P.A. Marketing Director Hannah Bright Sosa will be one of the 50 participants chosen to be in the Class of 2013.LPBCs 10-month Leadership Program brings class members to significant sites throughout the county to meet with community leaders and gain hands-on experience with major industries and issues.Business Email your Business News, promotions and acknowledgements to Chris Catoggio at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Workforce Development MonthAt the August 14 Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Steven Abrams presents a proclamation declaring September as Workforce Development Month in Palm Beach County. Accepting is Steve Craig, president and CEO of Workforce Alliance. Boca Businessman Now Heading Third Firm That Acquires Rail PropertyBOCA RATON -Boca businessman Gary Marino now is leading a third firm that aims to acquire and control rail properties. The former RailAmerica Inc. leader and Patriot Rail Corp. founder currently heads International Rail Partners L.L.C. which was recently formed to pursue the acquisition and operation of freight railroads outside of the United States, as well as other rail-related support businesses worldwide. Marino serves as managing member at the company, which is headquartered in Boca Ra ton and maintains an office in San Francisco. Other managers at the firm include Donald Redfearn, a former RailAmerica president and Patriot Rail executive vice president; and Bennett Marks, a former EVP and chief financial officer at RailAmerica and Patriot Rail. Combined, the three executives have more than 65 years of rail industry experience. While at RailAmerica, the execs directed the growth of the company from a startup in 1986 to the worlds largest short-line and regional railroad operator with more than 50 railroads generating more than $500 million in revenue. IRP officials said they also helped grow Patriot Rail into one of the premier short-line holding compa nies in the nation. We are excited to enter this new business venture and look forward to repeating our success by building IRP into a worldclass rail transportation service provider, said Marino. We have an ambitious strategic plan to make a number of select freightrail acquisitions outside of the United States over the coming years. In partnership with our rail operations, IRP also seeks to acquire ancillary rail service providers located in the U.S., Canada and other countries.
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27 Edition 112 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com How To Make Smart DecisionsSuccess: In the workplace, we all strive for success. There are many so-called formulas for achieving it, but essentially, suc cess is a matter of making wise choices. As F. W. Boreham has said, We make our decisions and then they make us. That is why every decision has an element of risk to it. We cannot always predict the outcome. Are you dealing with any difficult decisions these days? Try following these eight steps for decision-making from the Bibles Old Testament book of Proverbs: STEP 1: PRAY FOR GUIDANCE (Principle of Inspiration): Start by asking God to help you see His perspective on the problem. Intuition is often wrong. A man is foolish to trust only himself. But those who use GODS WISDOM are safe (Proverbs 28:26). STEP 2: GET THE FACTS! (Principle of Information): Do not make decisions out of ignorance. First, find out as much relevant information as you can. Every prudent man acts out of knowledge (Proverbs 13:16). How stupid to decide before knowing the facts (Proverbs 18:13). Get the facts at any price... (Proverbs 23:23). STEP 3: ASK FOR ADVICE (Principle of Consultation): If possible, talk to someone who has already taken a similar risk. It is wise to learn from experience but it is even wiser to learn from the experiences of others! That way you do not have to learn everything the hard way. Get good advice and you will succeed (Proverbs 20:18). The intelligent man is always open to new ideas In fact, he looks for them (Proverbs 18:15). STEP 4: SET YOUR GOAL (Principle of Selection): Be sure you understand the reason and purpose for the decision youre about to make. You cannot chase two rabbits at the same time. An intelligent person AIMS at wise actions, but a fool starts off in many directions (Proverbs 17:24). STEP 5: COUNT THE COST (Principle of Evaluation): This is called a calculated risk. Ask yourself (1) Is it necessary? (2) What will it cost... in terms of time, energy, and money? (3) Is it worth it? It is a trap to dedicate something rashly, and only later to consider your vows (Proverbs 20:25). STEP 6: PLAN FOR PROBLEMS (Principle of Preparation): Remember Murphys Law (if something can go wrong, it will) and remember that Murphy was an optimist! Do not ignore problems they will not ignore you. So be prepared. Dont go charging into battle without a plan (Proverbs 20: 18). A sensible man watches for problems and prepared to meet them. The fool never looks ahead and suffers the consequences (Proverbs 22:3). STEP 7: FACE YOUR FEARS (Principle of Confrontation): Fear is not a sign of weakness it is a sign of your humanity. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather it is moving ahead in spite of your fears. Fear of man is a dangerous trap, but to trust in God means safety (Proverbs 29:25). STEP 8: MAKE THE DECISION GO FOR IT! (Principle of Initiation): This is the point at which you must stop talking and start acting. You must begin. Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed (Proverbs 16:3). Adapted from a column by Dr. Rick War ren, the author of numerous books, including the highly acclaimed, The Purpose-Drive Life, which has been translated into many languages and sold throughout the world. It affirms the importance of having a carefully considered, clearly expressed purpose to guide everyday life.FAITHBy Rick Warren DIVORCE FLORIDA STYLEBy Mike Gora 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. Bye, Bye BucksQ My husband and I used to have a lot more money then we do now. After a year of litigation and a two-week trial, we have spent about two million dollars on lawyers, accountants and psychologists in our divorce case. The trial was over two months ago and we still do not have a decision from the judge. At the end of the trial which covered a custody fight, a fight over what assets were marital and what werent, a fight over the value of my husbands worldwide business interests, and my request for particular items in distribution of property, including our home, which my husband also wants, the judge asked both attorneys to submit a proposed judgment. Both attorneys sent in proposals over a month ago. My lawyer told me that he could not predict the outcome on most of the important issues. Many questions boil down to whom the judge believed, me or my husband, my accountant or his accountant, my psychologist or his psychologist, etc. My lawyer also told me that while I have a right to appeal any of the judges decisions, the appellate court is limited on the grounds for overturning a trial judges decision. Can you explain that for me? A A very small percentage of ap peals are successful because trial judges are given broad discretion under most circumstances. For instance, judi cial decisions regarding the credibility of witnesses cannot usually be overturned. According to our jurisprudence, trial judges are in a much better position to determine creditability than are ap pellate judges because they have seen the witnesses in person and can con sider their demeanor. Discretion in decisions would include the amount of alimony to award, as alimony is not governed by a schedule, as is child support. However, there are many decisions overturning alimony awards as too high or too low, based on the principle that such an award should not impoverish either party. Therefore, there is a limit to judicial discretion, which can form the basis for overturning a trial judge. Other times, trial judge decisions are just wrong, as a matter of law. For instance, in valuation questions the judge has the right to accept the testimony of one expert or the other, or neither, but cannot insert his or her own opinion of value, or average the opinions of the experts. Judges are often overturned, although they may have made a cor rect decision, because they did not make certain findings of fact required by the statutes and case law to show the appellate court exactly how the decision was reached. 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29 Edition 112 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com SportsThe Boca Raton Tribune SportsStrikers Abe Thompson Named NASL Offensive Player of the WeekBy: Pedro Heizer Week 21 of NASL action is in the books and Fort Lauderdale Strikers forward Abe Thompson has been named the Offensive Player of the Week. The award is the first of the season for the veteran Striker who is also part of the teams coaching staff. Thompson scored both goals in Fort Lauderdales 2-1 win against the San Antonio Scorpions on Saturday at Lockhart Stadium. Ive been saving this for the end of the season, Thompson joked. This is the stretch run and we feel we have a chance to move up in the standings. For Abe to be able to step up and score two against a tough San Antonio team is a well-deserved award for him and our team, said Strikers head coach Daryl Shore. You like for your leaders to step up and show confidence, and to put that penalty kick away showed great leadership on his part. Thompsons first score came from the penalty spot after a Scorpions hand ball in the box. His game-winning goal came in the 69th minute when Thompson collected a loose ball, dribbled into the top of the penalty box and fired a shot which the goalkeeper deflected, but still had enough momentum to reach the goal. Thompson now has three goals on the season to go with his four assists. This was Thompsons first goals since scoring in a 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay on June 2. Im proud of Abe to take the penalty because he missed his last one, Shore said. Good for him to show some leadership and to get the second goal. Thompson had missed a penalty kick attempt in a 1-0 loss to Edmonton on June 10. The two goals from Thompson move him into second place all-time on the Strikers goal scoring list. Thompsons 16 career goals passes Alex Afonso and puts him just two goals behind Romario for the all-time lead. Thompson is in his third season with the Strikers after spending five seasons in the MLS. He played four seasons with FC Dallas, appearing in 69 games while scoring 14 goals and 11 assists. He also spent time with the Kansas City Wizards and Houston Dynamo. The Strikers will face the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday at Lockhart Stadium where they have been stellar with a 8-1-3 record. Photo Credit: Rich Rawson Photography/Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Abe Thompson Scores Twice as Fort Lauderdale Continues Stellar Run at Home by Defeating San Antonio 2-1By: Pedro Heizer The Strikers have found the perfect time to start a nice run to the playoffs. The Fort Lauderdale Strikers (9W-6T8L) defeated the NASL-leading and playoff bound San Antonio Scorpions (12W-6T-5L) in front of 3,268 fans on the strength of two goals from forward Abe Thompson who came up huge in a muchneeded game. Ive been saving this for the end of the season, Thompson joked. This is the stretch run and we feel we have a chance to move up in the standings. The Strikers defense, who has been questioned by many in the media, came out and played with shape and looked like a force to be reckoned with. We are more disciplined, more compact, the whole team is buying in on defense and it shows, head coach Daryl Shore said. To be able to shut down two of the leagues best goal-scorers in Pablo Campos and Jeff Cunningham says a lot about our team. The first half was very even. Both teams played conservatively and the Strikers best chance came in the 25th minute when Mark Anderson crossed to Pecka who was unable to connect and saw the ball go wide of the goal. Coming out of the half the Strikers had the majority of the possession until it paid off in the 59th minute. The Scorpions Hans Denissen was whistled for a hand ball and Abe Thompson stepped up to take the penalty shot. Thompson slotted his shot to the right and Daryl Sattler dove left to put the Strikers up 1-0. Abes a guy who leads by example. If you put him in front of goal with chances hes going to be dangerous, said Shore. Im proud of Abe to take the penalty because he missed his last one. Thompson had missed a penalty kick attempt in a 1-0 loss to Edmonton on June 10. In the 69th minute the Strikers would go up by two when a turnover in the Scorpions end fell to Abe Thompson. Thompson took one touch forward into the penalty area and fired a shot low and to Sattlers right. The Scorpions keeper partially blocked the shot, but there was enough on the shot for it to find its way into the goal. These were Thompsons first goals since scoring in a 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay on June 2. San Antonio pulled one back in the 83rd minute when Javier Saavedras free kick snuck through a host of players and into the goal. The Strikers were able to defend and hold the lead for their ninth win of the season. Fort Lauderdales newest acquisition, Michael Tetteh, came onto the field in the 74th minute for Hosman Ramos. Tetteh was acquired this past week on loan from the Seattle Sounders of MLS. I think the kids very talented, and you saw a little bit of that tonight. When he starts figuring out where guys are going to be on the field I think youre going to see good things from him, said Shore. The Strikers will face the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday at Lockhart Stadium where they have been stellar with a 8-1-3 record. This will be a huge matchup for Fort Lauderdale as they look to solidify their position in the NASL Standings. The Strikers currently trail the Rowdies in the standings by two and a win versus Tampa Bay could possibly see Fort Lauderdale move to second in the standings. This was huge against the best team in the league, Strikers coach Daryl Shore said. This is good for our confidence. If things go well this should help us secure a playoff spot. Photo Credit: Jon van Woerden Photography
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31 Edition 112 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com SportsKevin Fleury Brings New Life into Olympic Heights Program as They Look Forward to 2012 SeasonBy: Pedro Heizer Olympic Heights come into this season with a new head coach, new starting quarterback and a new attitude. Head Coach Kevin Fleury, who was Cardinal Newmans defensive coordinator for the past three seasons, had a hard task ahead of him this spring when he took over a Lions squad that went 3-7 the previous season. Accountability is something we talked a lot about this summer, Fleury said. [We] made sure that these kids are accountable, whether its in the classroom or on the field. One of the main questions coming into the 2012 season was the quarterback position with the departure of senior quarterback Matt Kelly. Nick Brooks and Richard Thompson both battled throughout the spring and both have shown strengths and weaknesses, Richard has a bit more of an advantage as far as athleticism with Nick having more of an advantage as a thrower, Fleury said. We are pretty much looking at 1 and 1A right now. In the backfield, running back John Clerister will have other backs to help him carry the rushing load this season. John will be one of our guys along with Wesley Innocent and Emilio Fernandez, Fleury said. Sharing the ball with other backs is something Clerister is familiar with, 2011 Clerister spit carries with four other runners although he received the most carries with 99. Olympic Heights kicked off their 2012 season with a 9-8 loss to rivals West Boca Ra ton in a pre-season game, Even though we lost, I thought we played well and moved the ball really well, said a positive coach Fleury. However, I do think we had a couple of mental breakdowns that caused them to score. But those mistakes have been fixed. The Lions next challenge will be Lake Worth, a team that thanks to Tropical Storm Isaac does not have a half of football under their belt. We are at the advantage, said coach Fleury. Lake Worth has only played one quarter of football; weve played a full game Fleury also talked about the two off days they had due to the cancelation of schools in Palm Beach County, Having those two days off because of the storm actually played to our advantage since we had more time to get ready. Lake Worth will have some problems though, said Fleury of how the off-days might have caused problems for Lake Worth. Our offense isnt something that another team can get ready for in just two days. Lynn Volleyball Determined for Postseason Rebirth in 2012By: Lance Thomas BOCA RATON, Fla.Lynn Universitys volleyball team returns all six starters from last years squad and will enter the 2012 season with expectations of a fifth NCAA Tournament bid. In addition to returning all six starters, the Fighting Knights welcome back 11 of 13 letter winners plus three new faces. The freshman trio of Shauna Shortal, Lydia West and Chelsea Hanson will add depth throughout the squad. Shortal, a 5-11 right side hitter, will join junior Angie Ca ple to help bolster the Lynn attack. In the middle, West will combine with 2011 All-Sunshine StateConference middle blocker Brittany Brown, senior Brianna Cox and sophomore Elyse Fleck to keep the Blue & Whites opponents attack at bay. And on the defensive side, Hanson joins a slew of liberos including, seniors Darian Weppner and Michelle Jordan and sophomore Nikki Haben. Head coach Lynze Roos will have the difficult decision of deciding which one of her talented setters will run the Fighting Knightsoffense in 2012 as senior and last years MVP Abbey Brokop and junior Mandy McIntosh are both vying for the role. Sophomores Shannon Dugan and Lizzy Raffa are both coming off impressive freshman campaigns and bring an aggressive and confident attack from the outside. Last season Raffa received the teams most improved player award. On the docket for 2012, Lynn plays four nationally-ranked opponents, including conference foes Tampa (No. 2), Eckerd (No. 19) and Rollins (No. 22) and Wheeling Jesuit (No. 25) in the second match of the season. Additionally, Lynn battles two teams who received votes for the top-25 in Armstrong Atlantic and Florida Southern. Lynn also faces the challenge of playing five of its 12 home matches away from the friendly confines of the de Hoernle Center as the University hosts the final Presidential Debate on Oct. 22 and the de Hoernle Center will be transformed to house the hundreds of media covering the event. Lynns volleyball season begins August 31, against Texas A&M International at 11 a.m. in the 5th Annual Sharks Volleyball Classic hosted by Nova Southeastern. 9/30/12
32 Edition 112 August 30, 2012 through September 5 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Tribune Sports of East /West Boca Raton, Highland Beach Delray Beach, FL August 30, 2012 through September 5, 2012 VOLLEYBALLLynn Volleyball Determined for Postseason Rebirth in 2012See page 31Sports SOCCERStrikers Abe ompson Named NASL Oensive Player of the WeekSee page 29 See page 29 Fort Lauderdale Continues Stellar Run at Home Photo Credit: Jon van Woerden Photography Kevin Fleury Brings New Life into Olympic Heights Program as They Look Forward to 2012 SeasonSee page 31