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YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR.Nearly 400,000 readers!The Boca Raton Tribunefor news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com Send us a picture of you reading The Boca Raton Tribune to firstname.lastname@example.orgSee page 5 Ariana Contos reading The Boca Raton TribuneCouncil Approves Planned Mobility Ordinance to Revive NW SectorFAU Celebrates Fall 2012 Commencement, Giving Diplomas to 2,400See page 4National Society of Arts and Letters Celebrates at Season OpeningCommunitySee page 4 Reeves to receive DIAMOND Award from Greater Boca ChamberBusinessSee page 25 A Bounty of Holiday HappeningsLife & ArtsSee page B2CommunityBy Dale King BOCA RATON A majority of the Boca Raton City Council has approved an ordinance designed to revive the citys Northwest commercial sector, an area they said has been neglected since IBM took its 12,000-person workforce out of Boca and sent it to North Carolina several decades ago. Council members voted, 4-1, with Anthony Majhess voting against the proposal, to adopt Planned Mobility. Deputy City Manager George S. Brown explained the plan at length during a three-hour public hearing Tuesday night. He said the ordinance change creates flexibility in what can locate in the nearly 1,000-acre parcel thats a combination of several different commercial/industrial zonings. He stressed that there is no specific project in the works for that site. He also emphasized that the plan creates a framework for future development that could include up to 2,500 one-bedroom apartments that average about 900 square feet, but may be as small as 700 square feet. Brown said the concept is designed to bring businesses and employees closer together to eliminate some of the auto travel that is congesting city roads. It encourages walking and use of bikes, and discourages the use of cars by restricting parking. The hearing drew a major See page 4FAU Opens Hand Papermaking Lab in World War II BuildingBOCA RATON Florida Atlantic University recently marked the official re-opening of the College of Business newly designed Trading Room and launch of the Bloomberg Capital Market Series at the Boca Raton campus. Co-hosted by Bloomberg and FAU College of Business, more than 50 financial professionals, students and business community members attended the event, which included a ribbon cutting and cocktail reception at the Sean Stein Pavilion. Guests gained industry knowledge from Bloomberg Capital Market Series speakers Steffan Tsilimos, a rates and structured products specialist, and Michael J. Morissey, CFA, a mortgage market specialist. FAUs Financial Analyst Program, the only program of its kind in Florida, and the FAU/Bloomberg Terminal Internship Program, offer companies access to talented business students as well as complimentary Bloomberg terminals and industry experts.FAU Business College Unveils Trading Room, Launches InternshipsSee page 27
2 -Edition 126 December, 14 through December 20,2012 www.bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL INDEXCommunity News Pg.03 Municipal News Page 11 Section B Page 13 Business Page 23 ColumnistsPg B7, B8, 22. 24. 27 Games Page 26 Sports Page 29 Quote of the Week:Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3: 5-6 Bring YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR The Boca Raton Tribune home with you. RECEIVE THE PAPER from the comfort of your HOME! www.thebocaratontribune.comStay in touch with whats happening in BOCA RATON! Edition 126 Copyright 2012 by The Boca Raton Tribune. All rights reserved by The Boca Raton Tribune. All submissions and published materials are the propery of The Boca Raton Tribune. This publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without express written consent from The Boca Raton Tribune. 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Edition 126 3for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012Community NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Community News BOCA RATON -Florida Atlantic Universitys Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts recently entertained some 500 guests during two days of 1940s-themed parties to celebrate the opening of the centers hand papermaking lab in a World War II training building on the former Boca Raton Army Air Field site. That struc ture is now on FAUs Boca Raton campus. The Jaffe Center, one of the nations most prominent sites for books handmade by artists, began offering printing and bookbinding when it opened in 2007 at FAUs Wimberly Library, but always sought a hand papermaking lab to complete its education component. Although classes are not scheduled to begin until January 2013, the centers director, John Cutrone, began making paper as he prepared to open the lab in the historic building, which was named T-6 during World War II because it was intended to be a temporary structure. When I held the first dry sheet of paper with its beautiful deckled edge in my hands, I literally had a shiver run up and down my spine, said Cutrone. Making that sheet of pa per by yourself is a pretty amazing feeling. Cutrones aunt, Anne Dennis, an accordion player whose world tour with the USO during the war included the Boca Raton Army Air Field, was the celebrations featured guest. Dennis traveled from her home in Palos Park, Ill., with her daughter, Suzanne Tinaglia. Other guests included FAU President Mary Jane Saunders and her husband, George Newkome, Ph.D.; Brenda Claiborne, FAU provost; Rod Faulds, director of university galleries at FAU; Sandi-Jo Gordon of Miami; Maggie Delp of Hillsboro Beach and Don and Pat Cortese of Lake Worth. FAU benefactor Arthur Jaffe, who, with his wife, Mata, donated their private collection of 2,800 artists books to the Wimberly Library in 1998, retired from the center he founded last year, but continues to work there daily. Jaffe, also a World War II veteran, attended the opening celebration and greeted guests at the centers first expansion outside of the library. The lab is located near the FAU FAU Opens Hand Papermaking Lab in World War II BuildingStadium, across from the entrance of Palm Beach State College at the northeast corner of campus. The T-6 is one of the few remnants of the U.S. Army Air Field, which was a radar training facility. It is wonderful that we can repurpose this building, which served such an important purpose during World War II, and give it an entirely new life helping to create books and paper for artists who see the book as more than just a utilitarian object, said William Miller, Ph.D., dean of university libraries at FAU. The building was temporary, in terms of the war effort, but not so temporary in serving an educational purpose. During the opening celebrations, guests made paper, used a letterpress printing press to produce souvenir posters, sipped apple cider and snacked on doughnuts and apples. Dennis, ac companied by singer Jonas McCaffery, a student assistant at the Jaffe Center, led sing-alongs. Members of the South Florida Lindy Collective danced and also led songs. FAU benefactor Arthur Jaffe sips apple cider as Jonas McCaffery, a student assistant for the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, helps a guest print a souvenir poster. From left, George Newkome, Ph.D.; Anne Dennis, accordion player and former performer with the USO; John Cutrone, director of the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts; Mary Jane Saunders, FAU President; Seth Thompson, collections specialist at the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts; and Suzanne Tinaglia of Palos Park, Ill. Seth Thompson, collections specialist at the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, helps his 6-year-old niece, Isabella Ward, move a sheet of handmade paper through the drying process.
4 -Edition 126 December, 14 through December 20,2012 www.bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Community News Story, photos by Barbara McCormick BOCA RATON The season has officially begun for the Florida East Coast Chapter of The National Society of Arts and Letters members, patrons and friends, announced President Shari Upbin. The chapter now encompasses all of the east coast of Florida from Jacksonville to Key West and includes Gainesville. Through the generosity of New Epic Media, we have created a new logo and branding and are moving forward in keeping with our time-honored tra dition of discovering, cultivating and assisting young artists. The NSALs elegant five-course dinner party was once again hosted by NSAL members Bob and Dorinda Spahr in their Highland Beach Home. During the social hour, guests, seated concert-style around the grand piano, enjoyed a number of musical selections from two talented soloists. Chloe Dolandis, first place winner of the 2012 NSAL Musical Theatre Competition and award winning soloist Avery Sommers Proceeds from the benefit are earmarked for competitions, scholarships and opportunities to showcase young artists in dance, drama, art, literature, music, musical theatre and voice. New members are always welcomed. For information concerning NSAL membership and events, please contact: Shari Upbin email@example.com or Alyce Erickson firstname.lastname@example.orgNational Society of Arts and Letters Celebrates at Season OpeningFrom left, Gabriel & Justine Tullier, Cerissa Fraiman, Shawn Schofield Avery Sommers, guest vocalist and Shari Upbin, NSAL president Chloe Dolandis, NSAL scholarship winner From left, Adele Barrett, Carole Stalling, Judi Asselta, Shari Upbin (NSAL president), Christopher Wittig, Alyce Erickson and Dorinda Spahr (host) Steve & Stacy Blackburn crowd, many speaking for the plan and many expressing opposition. While some in the crowd complained of receiving late notice of the hearing, Mayor Susan Whelchel said, This was not done overnight. It is the most vetted, most talked-about legislation in 20 years. Planned Mobility was also the subject of an earlier public hearing in late November. Even foes favor the idea of kick-starting development in the NW Sector east of I-95 between Spanish River Boulevard and Glades Road. But they feel Planned Mobility wont stop people from using their own cars. Majhess explained his lack of support at length, saying the proposals vision is not balanced. Thats my opinion, one he said was developed by speaking with contractors and business people. He said he feels the plan has the potential of increasing the current 42,500 households in Boca by 22 to 25 percent. But most of the additional units, he said, will be small, 700-square foot apartment, and feels this plan doesnt meet the wishes of the general public. In his presentation, Brown said the units are not low-income housing. The mayor also asked Brown to clarify misinformation that has spread about the nature of the proposal, particularly items contained in an anti-development flier. The draft, said Brown, was developed by city staff working with a partnership from the Northwest Sector. Charles Siemon, a development attorney and spokesman for that group, recalled that IBM was a financial engine when it arrived in Boca, but the pullout to North Carolina caused a hurt that has never healed. We are here to address that rather traumatic decision (by IBM), said Siemon. He pointed out that of the 79,041 jobs in Boca, 88 percent, or 69,536 are held by people who live outside the city. Nearly 46,000 must commute more than 10 miles to their jobs. In support of the plan, Mayor Whelchel said Boca Raton is not a little village by the sea, it is a full-fledged city that must compete in the marketplace. She said the proposal will create jobs to keep Bocas young people in the city after they complete college. Many currently move to more lucrative job loca tions after their schooling. Both Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie and Councilwoman Constance Scott said Planned Mobility, in some fashion, goes back as far as 2004. An ordinance to create Planned Mobility sites in five areas of the city was adopted in 2010, and the NW Section is the first to be defined. This has been a 12-year journey, said Haynie. This is really an important piece of Bocas financial stability. It may be frightening to some individuals, but it will revitalize the Northwest part of the city. We really need quality development. Councilwoman Scott, chairwoman of the Community Redevelopment Agency which oversees downtown projects, said she feels very, very strongly that the path to future growth is well planned. She did acknowledge the opponents, but said a collec tive effort is needed to make it work. Both Scott and Whelchel apologized to residents of Boca Country Club, who said they were not notified of the meeting. BCC is located just outside the city limits, and Whelchel said that was why their comments were limited. In addition to the Northwest Sector, other areas where Planning Mobility will be tried include North Federal Highway, the area around Boca Raton Regional Hospital and the vicinity of Town Center at Boca Raton mall.From page 1
Edition 126 5for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012Community News THE MENS CLINIC Renowned Er ectile Dysfunction Physician, Dr A Schwartz says:When Viagra, Cialis or Levitra fails...If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, If you have prostate problems, diabetes, high blood pressure or other health problems... CALL ME OPEN WEEKDA YS,EVENING &SA TURDA YS!all 24/7 for more InformationSe Habla Espaol888-685-30884800 N. State Road 7, Bldg. F, Suite 103 Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319 www.sewellnesscenter.com TO GET YOURSEX LIFE BACK 20 winners will receive gift certificates to Boca s Finest Restaurants: Mon-Thu 9am-8:30pm. Fri/Sat 9am-2pm Changed by a Baby Boy A Christmas Musical December 9, 2012, 8:30 & 11:00 am Enjoy a Christmas performance by our choir and orchestra Come and join us for Biblical preaching and authentic worship. Boca Glades is a place for family, friends, healing, growth and a place to call home.We hope to see you at these upcoming events! Sunday Service 8:30 am and 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm (Bible Teaching) Wednesdays 6:30 8:00 pmMany other ministries offered: Womens Ministry, Mens Ministry, Bible Studies, Small Groups, MOPS, AWANA and much more . Check us out on Facebook, our website (www.bocaglades.org ) or call the office at 561-483-4228. Christmas 2012 10101 Judge Winikoff Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-483-4228
6 -Edition 126 December, 14 through December 20,2012 www.bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL The Grace Community Church of Boca Raton Music Minist ry, together with the Countess d e Ho ernle Singers, a nd The Florida Classical Orchestra present: A Baby Changes Everything The contemporary musical ushers in the Christmas season through song and orches tral music. Saturday December 8th 7pm a nd Sunday December 9th 7pm No tickets required, A Love Offering will be taken Net p roceeds go to support the Boca Helping Hands Backpack Ministry for Children Grace Community Church of Boca Raton is lo cated at 600 West Camino Real. For more information please call 5613952811 or visit www.graceboca.org BOCA RATON Florida Atlantic University conferred more than 2,400 degrees during its fall commencement ceremonies held in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium at FAU Boca Raton on Thursday, Dec. 6, and Friday, Dec. 7. The new graduates join more than 124,000 alumni who have graduated from FAU since the university opened in 1964. Commencement is a revered tradition in the academic world, providing an opportunity for faculty, staff and the families and friends of graduates to come together in the spirit of celebra tion, said FAU President Mary Jane Saunders. We all join in expressing congratulations to our fall graduates, and we wish them well in their future endeavors. FAU presented the Presidents Distinguished Service Medallion to Claudia Hillinger, Ph.D., president of the Max Planck Florida Foundation, which is part of the Max Planck facility located at FAU Jupiter. She joined the Max Planck Society, Germanys most suc cessful scientific research organization, in 1998. Hillinger was responsible for Institute development before becoming research coordinator and head of the Central Scientific Laboratories and Technical Facilities for the Max Planck Institute of Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany. She received a doctorate in biology from the Institute of Botany and Microbiology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). She recently received the highest honor awarded by the German American Business Chamber in Miami the 2012 German American Award of Excellence. Jay Salkini, president and CEO of Tecore Networks and a two-time FAU alumnus, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the Thursday ceremony. Major FAU benefactors Dr. Joan Rosmarin Chodorkoff, a retired psychologist, and Dr. Bernard Chodorkoff, a retired psychiatrist, were awarded Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the Thursday ceremony. Emily Sutker was honored with an honorary bachelors degree posthumously from the College of Education at the Friday ceremony. She was pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at FAU at the time of her death. Her family accepted the degree on her behalf. There are just a few times in life that one remembers forever, and receiving a college degree is certainly one of them, said Robert J. Stilley, chair of FAUs Board of Trustees. I congratulate all of FAUs graduates on this achievement and hope their degrees help them accomplish many more great things. Fall commencement highlighted the accomplishments of some outstanding graduates, including: served in the United States Public Health Service for more than 26 years. The Chief of Special Medical Opera tions for the Immigration Health Services Corps, he received a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. came personal tragedy and the challenge of adapting to the American culture as a nontraditional student from Jamaica. Johnson maintained a 4.0 GPA and will receive her Ph.D. in Comparative Studies from the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. dreamed of being a teacher since she was a little girl. After attending honors and advanced placement classes in high school, Robinson spent her final semester at FAU as a full-time fifth grade teacher at FAUs A.D. Henderson University School. She received a B.A. in Education with a TESOL endorsement. Of the 2,400 graduates, 94 are over the age of 50. The oldest graduate is 65 and the youngest is 18. The graduates represent 57 countries.FAU Celebrates Fall 2012 Commencement, Giving Diplomas to 2,400 Claudia Hillinger, Ph.D, recipient of the Presidents Distinguished Service Medallion FAU President Mary Jane Saunders
Edition 126 7for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012 Wayne Barton Study Center Holiday Newsletter No. 3 By Dale King CHRISTMAS PARTY AT BARTON CENTER DELAYED; NEED FOR DONATIONS DIRE Stephanie Bland recalls awesome days at Wayne Barton Study CenterStephanie Nicole Bland and the invitation to todays graduation.
8 -Edition 126 December, 14 through December 20,2012 www.bocaratontribune.com The Boca Raton Tribune, P.O. Box 970593 Boca Raton, FL 33497 EDITORIALLetters must be signed with name clearly legible along with a phone number and complete address. sidered 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 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 Publisher Business C.E.OC.O.O. C.M.0 Editorial Executive Editor Managing Editor Online Edition Editor Social Media Software Engineer Have a Holly Jolly FM-XM Xmas This YearDear Friends of Mosaic Theatre: A few weeks ago I submitted my resignation as Executive/Artistic Director, effective at the end of the 2012/2013 Season, to my Board. As you can imagine, it was with a heavy heart and the decision was not an easy one for me. I spent 14 years of my life investing everything I had in making Mosaic Theatre what it is today and Im quite proud of what we have accomplished. As I have become older and as I am about to become a father, I wish to improve my quality of life. My priorities have changed and I have changed. However, last Monday, the Board voted to close the theater. The Board believes that it was a financially responsible decision to close the theater as I am the heart and soul of the organization and without me, it has no chance to move forward. I, of course opposed the decision to close the theater, but unfortunately, I am only one vote. I want it to be clear that everyone on the Board loves the theater and wishes that it could continue. The Board tried to convince me to withdraw my resig nation. I didnt. Thank you, South Florida. It has been an honor to serve this community and I sincerely hope that I have enriched the quality of your lives in some way. Much love, Richard Jay Simon Founder and Executive/Artistic Director Mosaic TheatreI really enjoy driving my wifes car. Actually, its the same brand and model as mine, a little newer, maybe, but still the same nameplate. You see, her vehicle is equipped with a little goodie that I dont have a Sirius XM radio. And during the holiday season, the folks at XM have added a category specifically for Christmas music called XM Holly. In the past, I have raved about Sunny 107.9 and the fact that this FM station plays nothing but holiday favorites throughout the sea son. In fact, they began doing it two weeks before Thanksgiving, which means they actually started playing Christmas music around Veterans Day. So now, whether I am in my wifes car or my own, I have radio spots devoted specifically to happy holiday tunes. There is another attraction that comes with XM radio. Theres a screen on the dashboard that tells you the name of the song and who sings it. I really miss that in my car. I think the holiday music on XM is a little more hip than the tunes on 107.9 FM. For one thing, XM plays more Christmas music by singers who are still alive, which is kind of uplifting. Sure, I like Karen Carpenter, Bing Crosby, Gene Autry, Perry Como and that ilk (unfortunately, Andy Williams recently joined that list), but they have all passed on. XM brings on people like Michael Buble, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Julianne Hough, Manheim Steamroller, even the cast of Glee. Dont get me wrong. 107.9 plays its share of great tunes by live artists including those mentioned above along with Johnny Mathis, Barry Manilow and Madonna (who still does the best Santa Baby rendition, with apologies to Eartha Kitt.) I love Christmas songs. Cant get enough of The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole, Merry Christmas, Darling by the Carpenters and Little St. Nick by the Beach Boys. And I have a special affection for Hey, Santa, sung by Beach Boy Brian Wilsons two daughters. I havent yet heard Grandma got run over by a reindeer, but I did catch a bit of Dominic the Donkey by Italian favorite Lou Monte. Enjoy the melodies. Less than two weeks left! NOSTALGIA FOR NEW ENGLAND My wife and I spent a good part of our lives in New England. Because the holidays are so different there than in Florida, we get pretty nostalgic this time of year. Here, theres no snow, no frigid cold, no kids running around in snowsuits and mittens, now snow angels. Up north, the snowmen are not made of plastic and the snow is not created from cotton. We recently found a store in Boca filled with many of the foods that were not only part of our holiday celebration, but things we shopped for all year in New England. Weve made several visits to Josephs Classic Market in Boca Center and found lots of close-to-home items. Theres New England cod, New Bedford dried scallops and big Ma cintosh apples. Theres a tank full of Maine lobsters that can be steamed right in the store. Perhaps the most surprising find was Polar soda. I did a double take when I picked up one of the bottles and noticed the place of origin: Worcester, Massachusetts. Up north, wed get Polar soda in 2-liter bottles in stores like Stop & Shop and Shaws. Here, the bottles are a single liter, but its nice to see a product that hasnt been on our table for at least a dozen years. I remember my father was a big fan of Polar beverages. He had a special taste for a flavor I have never found since orange dry. When I left home to live on my own, I always made sure I had some in the refrigerator when my parents visited. Ah, the good old days. Mariah Carey Polar soda Bing Crosby
Edition 126 9for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012 The Boca Raton Tribune EDITORIALS & LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.POSITIVE LIVING world, having received his education in four of them. When he resided in southern California, he wrote a weekly column for the daily Anaheim Bulletin, which was carried for about six years, until he moved to south Florida. By Douglas HeizerTHOUGHTS FROM THE PUBLISHER Planned Mobility is Just What Boca Raton Needs to Revive People and Things That Surround You!When you open your eyes, wherever you may be, what do you ac tually see? With what eyes do you perceive what is before or around you? Of course, this may depend on many factors. You may need to focus better, or your eye-sight may require a new exam. Furthermore, as it has been said, your point of view depends on your point of viewing! People observing the same event or object may report differently than others who are also contemplating the same at the very moment and location where you see what they also see! Its always beneficial to have a grid by which to interpret reality, to observe accurately what our eyes can grasp. The interpretation you give to what you see will vary in several ways, depending on different factors; some may be internal, while others are external. A friend once reported that distresses he had faced for several months prevented him from enjoying the most obvious pleasures around him. When things started getting better, one day he called his wifes attention to the flowers blooming in their front yard. His spouse was quick to make known that those flowers had been in bloom for several weeks already! Dont allow other preoccupations you are facing at any given moment to distort your perception, or to blind you to pleasant realities and doors of opportunity which may be opening for you where you are! Never concentrate your gaze at any problem you face. You can look above and beyond the problems where, more than likely, you shall contemplate better horizons and new vistas that may be opening up, besides all the good which perpetually surrounds your personal space! Never fail to notice other people some in need of your aid, and many more who are truly eager to bring encouragement to you! Dont ignore either possibility, both for the good you can provide as well as for the benefits you can derive from such interactions. Life is short and filled with problems. Your enjoyment of it depends on how you program your mind to interpret and, hopefully, enjoy what life offers, what you create with hands or mind, and the unsurpassable gifts which God bestows. Always look for some good even amidst the bad and ugly things you daily face!Planned Mobility for Boca Raton has been a long time coming. And now that it is here based on a 4-1 vote of the City Council Tuesday night we are expecting to see some major growth in the business sector east of I-95 between Spanish River Boulevard and Glades Road. Deputy City Manager George S. Brown explained Planned Mobility idea in great length at a three-hour public hearing Tuesday night. He said the ordinance change will create flexibility in what can locate in the nearly 1,000-acre parcel that used to be home to IBM. Development attorney Charlie Siemon summed up Big Blues pullout a few decades ago as traumatic. And finally, he said, the city is going to address it. The Boca Raton Tribune has been endorsing sustainable, well-planned growth in Bocas Northwest Sector. During the past six weeks, we have been publishing advertisements and advertorials addressing the concept of One Boca, One Future. The people behind this move have put a lot on the table, but it boils down to one thing. If you own property in the Northwest Sector, and you want to develop it under current Boca zoning laws, thats OK. If you want to do it under Planned Mobility, you can do that, too. Whatever suits you. Planned Mobility does allow more flexibility. It opens up the possibilities of building residential units. We agree with the idea that by con structing retail, commercial and industrial firms close to where people live, they can get to and from their jobs by bike or by walking, easing con gestion along some of Bocas major arteries. It would be wrong not to acknowledge the arguments of those opposed to this plan, chief among them, Councilman Anthony Majhess. He said it is his opinion that Planned Mobility wont work. That is his opinion, and he is entitled. During the hearing, he suggested that city staff look at tweaking the law so it can be applied in a more feasibility way at several other Planned Mobility sites that have not been addressed. Mr. Majhess feels this wont happen. We feel it should. We feel every concern should be addressed since this is a new concept for Boca. We do share one of his concerns. He said he feels the plan has the potential of increasing the current 42,500 households in Boca by 22 to 25 percent. But most of the additional units, he said, will be small, 700-square foot apartments, and feels this plan doesnt meet the wishes of the general public. What he could have said is that 700or 900-square foot, one-bedroom apartments are not Boca. The same was said by council members when Jim Batmasian proposed a development of small apartments at the Wildflower site. The council rejected this idea without debate. Reports are that Planned Mobility has been tried in nearby Boynton Beach, the area known as Renaissance Commons on Congress Avenue between Gateway Boulevard and Boynton Beach Boulevard. That area has become a thriving Mecca of stores, restaurants and residences. We know of that area and we know what it offers. We do know it seems to have attracted more traffic than it has relieved, and is, on occasion, very diffi cult to drive through. Boca has build traffic analysis into the Planned Mobility ordinance. And ironically, many of those who spoke at the hearing said they are con cerned it will create too LITTLE traffic, thus failing to provide the incentives for residents to leave their cars behind and either walk or bike. We also agree with Mayor Susan Whelchel who points out that Boca Raton is not a little village by the sea, it is a full-fledged city. We have edi torialized about that in the past. We are also in her corner when she talks about creating jobs to keep Bo cas young people in the city after they complete college. Councilwoman Constance Scott, chairwoman of the Community Redevelopment Agency which oversees downtown projects, said she feels very, very strongly that the path to future growth is well planned. As a whole, the council has come up with an intriguing idea that is worth the effort. They have toiled hard and we commend everyone who took part in the creation of this plan. We hope to see great changes soon.
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Edition 126 11for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012 DIVORCE FLORIDA STYLEBy Mike Gora ColumnistsThe Boca Raton Tribune CONSIDERING SETTLEMENTQ My husband and I have been in divorce litigation for almost a year. We have a mediation coming up next week, and my attorney has been discussing my options with me. He has told me on several occa sions that in mediation we can reach a settlement that is far different on many of the issues that separate us than a judge could do if we go to trial. I have never quite understood the concept. I thought that divorce law was pretty well defined under Florida law, and when we negotiate a settlement agreement, it has to be proper under the Florida law. The issues we are going to try to settle include residential parenting, alimony, child support, and distribution, including the valuation of my husbands business, and some real estate. Please explain to me how we can settle the case, as my lawyer says, in ways that a judge cannot do. A There are many advantages which you and your husband can gain by settling your case, at mediation, without a trial. The first two are obvious, it will save you a lot of money in attorneys fees, and the case will be over, ending a very stressful time for you and your family. The more subtle advantage that you talk about is the ability to come to decisions in a settlement contract that a judge cannot give you after a trial. You and your husband will be negotiating a contract, just like two executives. As long as the contract does not have an illegal purpose, and is entered into freely and voluntarily, with full knowledge it is enforceable. Specifically, regarding the issues you mention: (1) In reaching an agreement on residential parenting and child support you and your husband can agree that he can have the children for 40% or more of the overnights, but also agree that such a plan will not reduce your child support. If you tried the case before a judge, a one-night difference per year, in over night visitation, changing your husbands nights with the children from 39% to 40% would cost you several thousands of dollars a year in child support. (2) You and your husband can agree on any alimony package, or none, that the two of you think is fair, without being bound by the Florida statute on alimony. You can make the permanent alimony non-modifiable, which the judge could not do after a trial. You can agree to bridge the gap alimony, for a period longer than the judge is allowed to grant under the applicable statute and case law. (3) If you and your husband have hired valuation experts to value your husbands business, and appraisers to appraise real estate or personal property the valuation experts may agree or disagree as to value. If you go to trial, the judge has limited options. He or she may accept the values of one expert, the other expert, or neither expert and ask you to come back with better evidence. The judge cannot average the opinions of the valuation experts. In mediation, you and your husband can agree to average the experts opinions of value in order to settle your case. Many other options you have in mediation do not exist in court. You should go to mediation prepared on all of the issues, with an open mind.Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Education and 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 can be reached at email@example.com. SEVEN SECRETS OF SUCCESSFAITHBy Rick Warren There are many ways of defining success: status, power, promotions, money, and many other things. But one important measure of success is impact the influence individuals have on people surrounding them, whether in the workplace, the community, or their own homes. What difference has their life had on others? Looking historically, as well as spiritually, few people have made as much of an impact with their lives as the apostle Paul, whose life and writings are presented in the Bibles New Testament. By the end of his life, Paul had been instrumental in spreading the Christian faith across the entire Roman Empire, despite traveling mostly on foot. Imagine what he might have accomplished if he hed had a jet, a cellular phone, and a fax machine! Even though many of us devote our lives to pursuits in the business and professional world, I believe the life of Paul offers many lessons that we could apply to our own lives. Here are keys to his successful life: SENSE OF DIRECTION: To achieve success, it is important to know where you are going what your goals and objectives are. I run straight toward the goal in order to win the prize (Philippians 3:14). UNDERSTANDING: We need to be able to deal with unexpected circumstances and rise above adversity. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation (Philippians 4:12). COMMITMENT: Once we embark on an important enterprise, success requires willingness to persevere in the face of difficulties and challenges. I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me (Acts 20:24). COMPASSION: Just as the apostle Paul remained sensitive to the needs of people around him, we also must strive to protect the best interests of those working with us. I may have all knowledgeand the faith to move mountainsbut if I dont have love, it does me no good (1 Corinthians 13:2-3). ENTHUSIASTIC FAITH: Suc cessful leaders believe strongly in their mission, and their enthusiasm is contagious. I have the strength for all things through Christ who empowers me. I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses inner strength into me (Philippians 4:13). SERVICE TO OTHERS: Selfcentered leaders generally have short tenures. The leader devoted to serving others, helping them reach their goals, is the one that finds eager followers. I will be glad to spend all I have, and myself as well, in order to help you (2 Corinthians 12:15). STAYING POWER: The adage reminds us, It is not how you start, but how you finish. This certainly was true of Paul. I am hard-pressed on all sides, but Im never frustrated; Im puzzled, but never in despair; I am persecuted, but Im never deserted by God; I may be knocked down but Im never knocked out! (2 Corinthians 4:8-9). Try building these qualities into your own life and see what happens. 2011, Purpose Driven Life. All rights reserved. Adapted from a column by Dr. Rick Warren, 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. It has been named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th Century. He also has written The Pur pose-Driven Church.
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Edition 126 B1Section B December 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Good eveningENTERTAINMENT See page B2 The Boca Raton Tribune B Section B Boca Life & See page B3STEPHANES SUPERIOR AMERICAN AND FRENCH CUISINE FOOD REVIEWBOB LAPPIN AND THE PALM BEACH POPS LIGHT UP THE STAGE WITH SONGS LIKE DONT RAIN ON MY PARADE, SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW, AND MORE. (December 5, 2012 West Palm Beach, FL) Bob Lappin and The Palm Beach Pops are setting the stage for a tribute to the great ladies of the American Songbook with Broadway superstar, Christine Andreas in a concert series titled, Here to the Ladies from January 5th January 10th. Andreas, who just ended performing in La Cage Aux Folles with Kelsey Grammar last year is an audience favorite. Songs that will be featured during this concert include Dont Rain on My Parade and Somewhere Over The Rainbow among many other favorites. Andreas returned to Broadway in April 2010 and starred nightly as Jacqueline in the Tony Award-winning production of La Cage Aux Folles with Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge until last spring. Prior to La Cage, she received nation-wide raves starring as Margaret Johnson in the 55 week national tour of the Tony Award winning musical, The Light In The Piazza. Best known for her work on Broadway, Ms. Andreas burst onto the New York theatre scene starring as Eliza Doolittle in the 20th Anniversary produc tion of My Fair Lady of the Royal Shakespeare Company and garnering the Theatre World Award. Ms. Andreas received two Tony nomina tions re-creating Laurey in Oklahoma! and as Frankie Frayne in On Your Toes. Ms. Andreas created the role of Marguerite St. Just on Broadway in the original production of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Engagements in New York at the Caf Carlyle and the Algonquins Oak Room prompted the New York Times to extol, She delicately kills with the sheer beauty of her voiceShe finds a blend of lyricism and sweet sensuality that only the finest Broadway voices can conjure. Her Carnegie Hall debut was hailed as brilliant, delicious and sexy in Variety. The LA Times called her a mesmerizing musical presence. The natural next step was to capture her music on CD. In collaboration with Martin Silvestri, a Grammy nominated producer, they released LOVE IS GOOD. HERES TO THE LADIES, their second CD collaboration, a tribute to the great ladies of the theatre, recorded in London with a 50 piece orchestra; and THE CARLYLE SET, a sophisticated set of contemporary standards recorded with a quartet of New York's most outstanding musicians. Both CDs were selected on USA Todays top 10 list... After the release of the CD she returned to The Caf Carlyle in New York for an encore performance and repeated it once again at the Catalina Grill in Los Angeles. Concerts for The Palm Beach Pops begin January 5th and 6th at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Center at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, January 8th at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens and January 9th and 10th at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Tickets start at just $29 and are available by calling 561832-7677 or visiting www.palmbeachpops.org. Also, The Palm Beach Pops is offering a holiday special on four concert ticket packages. Purchase all four concerts, Heres to the Ladies, Maestro of the Movies, Clint Holmes and Sensational Broadway for as little at $119 and up. Call 561-832-7677 today for more information.BROADWAY STAR CHRISTINE ANDREAS PERFORMS HERES TO THE LADIES WITH BOB LAPPIN & THE PALM BEACH POPS
December 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com B2 Edition 126 Section B Entertainment Skip SheffieldA Bounty of Holiday Happenings A reminder that the inaugural theater production of the hysterical feminist revenge comedy Exit, Pursued By a Bear opens this Friday, Dec. 7 and runs through Dec. 30 at the Arts Garage, 180 NE First St., Delray Beach. I plan to attend opening night and file a review for next weeks Boca Raton Tribune. Tickets are $30-$40 and may be reserved by calling 561450-6357or by going to www.artsgarage.org. BTW, Arts Garage is the proud recipient of a $20,000 Knight Arts Challenge Peoples Choice Award. The award happened because artslovers texted to a Miami number voicing their approval. Saturday is the beginning of Hanukkah, and to celebrate the oc casion, Arts Garage presents The Chassidic Jazz Project at 8 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets are $25-$35 advance or $5 at the door. A Delicate Balance at Palm Beach Dramaworks Up in West Palm Beach at 201 Clematis St., Palm Beach Drama works opens its production of Edward Albees Pulitzer Prizewinning drama A Delicate Balance also opens Dec. 7 for a run through Jan. 6. A Delicate Balance stars Tony award nominee Maureen Anderman and Carbonell award-winners Angie Radosh and Dennis Creaghan as a suburban family whose life is upended when a nameless terror comes to live with them. Tickets are $55 (students $10) and may be reserved by calling 561514-4042 or visiting www.palmbeachdramaworks.org. A Baby Changes Everything at Grace Community Church Grace Community Church, 600 W. Camino Real, Boca Raton presents A Baby Changes Everything at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The contemporary musical is performed by the Music Ministry, the Countess DeHoernle Singers and Florida Classical Orchestra. Admission is free. An offering will be taken to benefit Boca Helping hands. FAU Madrigal Dinner FAU Department of Music presents its annual holiday event, FAU Madrigal Dinner, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at St. Jude Parish Center, 216 Toledo Road, Boca Ra ton. Enjoy intricate madrigal music, pageantry and delicious food all for $100 ($70 tax-deductible). Call 561-297-2337 for more information. Lynn Universitys Gingerbread Holiday Concert Lynn University Friends of the Conservatory of Music present a light-hearted Gingerbread Holiday Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Great Hall of Boca Raton Resort & Club. General admission is $35, including valet parking. Sponsor tables are also available. Call 561-237-7745. Avron Smolensky at Steinway Piano Gallery Steinway Piano Gallery presents an Avron Smolensky Piano Recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7940 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Admission is free. Call 561982-8887. Rock Legend Dion at Seminole Hard Rock Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member and Boca Raton resident Dion sings and plays his musical classics in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Tickets are $39-$69 at TicketMaster. Call 800-745-3000. Santaland Diaries at Studio Theatre at Mizner Park Santa Claus is coming to the Studio Theatre at Mizner Park starting Thursday, Dec. 13 when Parade Productions presents Da vid Sedaris The Santaland Dia ries, starring Michael McKeever. The show, which runs through Dec. 23, is based on humorist Sedaris experiences as one of Santas elves at Macys in New York. Tickets are $35 and $40 ($30 group). Call 866-811-4111 or go to www. paradeproductions.org.
Edition 126 B3Section B December 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com DELICIOUS PUB FARE AT THE LION AN EAGLE Food Review Marc Kent Open 7 days from noon to 2AM weekdays, from 7AM to 2AM on Saturdays, this Eng lish style pub offers a limited but excellent menu at 2401 N. Federal Hwy in Boca Raton (561-447-7707). Start with their full Eng lish breakfast that offers Irish bacon, two bangers (sausages) two eggs, black pudding (pork, beef blood, oatmeal), Heinz baked beans, sauted mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes and a side of toast! This giant repast is a blend of tastes and textures a fantastic variety. If you wish a simple dish they have eggs or egg whites with your choice of the eggs with sausages, bacon or cheese. The sandwich roster includes grilled cheeseyour fa vorite cheese melted on toasted bread with hand cut chips (fries) in basket. The BLT is offered with either American or Irish bacon, also with chips Try a club sandwich-ham, roast beef or turkey with lettuce and tomato or try a beer battered filet of fish on toasted bun with lettuce and tomato. Two favorites are the spicy curried chicken on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato and chips and the most delicious beef hamburger with lettuce, tomato, onion slices and pickle chips served with a mountain of chips. FYI you can substitute turkey or veggie burgers for the beef. Lion and Eagle lists four appetizers, all proven winners. Try basket of chips hand cut and delicious, as is or with a side of either the curry sauce or gravy. A Scottish tradition is Scotch Eggs hardboiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, rolled in breadcrumbs then deep fried. These may be ordered hot or cold. Chicken is featured as wings in a sauce of your choice and is served with carrots, celery and your choice of dressing. Chicken tenders with chips include a side of sweet honey mustard. We sampled all four and enjoyed each one. The star attractions are the four entrees which include bangers (3) with mashed potatoes and Heinz baked beans plus a side of gravy. Try curry and chips with a tangy hot curry over tender chicken piec es. We have two favorites the shepherds pie which is a casserole of seasoned beef, vegetables, topped with mashed potatoes, melted cheese, browned a bit and with a side of gravy. The primer dish is the fish and chips a huge beer battered codfish steak, served with fried and tartar sauce. A hearty portion of superior taste and texturefantastic! Featured are a dozen beers and ales on tapincluding those from England, Denmark, Ireland, Belgium and domestic breweries. Or select from a roster of some 70 bottled brews. The full bar is busy with regular patrons providing a warm pub atmosphere where diners feel at home with the pubs excellent service. We think you shouldGo and Enjoy!Oh, That Rascal FDR Movie Review Franklin D. Roosevelt died before I was born, but his New Deal liberal policies were often a topic of my fathers grousing in our house. Hyde Park on the Hudson is not as much about FDRs politics or economics as it is about his love life. Who knew FDR was such a Don Juan? When he is played by Bill Murray, perhaps you can believe it. The title refers to Roosevelts family retreat, ruled over by Franklins starchy mother (Elizabeth Wilson). The story is set on a long weekend in 1939 in which the Roosevelts awaited the first ever visit by the King and Queen of England. FDR knew King George VI (Samuel West) had an ulterior motive when he agreed to travel with his wife and Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman), mother of the current British monarch. They desperately needed the help of the USA in the gathering storm of war, which would explode in just three months hence. The royals were quite stuffy and formal, which allows for much of the movies humor. Queen Elizabeth in particular is horrified that their hosts plan to serve hot dogs at a family picnic. Evidently no royal has ever deigned to taste the humble American snack. The social and political maneuverings are secondary to the allegedly true story of FDRs affair with a distant cousin. She is called Daisy (Laura Linney) here, but the story (by Richard Nelson) is inspired by the diaries of one Margaret Stuckley, which were discovered after her death at age 99. Whether or not FDR actually had an affair with Daisy is all a matter of conjecture. As presented here Daisy is but one of several mistresses FDR maintains simultaneously, despite the fact he was severely disabled by polio (which was hidden from the public with the complicity of the press) and married to unlovely Eleanor (Olivia Williams), who in this scenario knew full well her husbands discretions. Hyde Park depends heavily on the raffish charm of Bill Murray, who plays knaves and rotters we like anyway. FDR charms not only innocent Daisy, but the Queen and particularly the King of England, with whom he forms a bond. Director Roger Michell has given Murray free reign to be as outrageous as he needs to be. Laura Linney uses her considerable dramatic skill to expose the 32nd Presidents callous, thoughtless side. This film would confirm my fathers worst suspicions about FDR. For me it humanizes a man who has been put up on a pedestal and idealized, and it ac complishes it with great wit and humor. Three starsSkip Sheffield
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Edition 126 B7Section B December 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BOCA RATON World renowned conductor and music director of the Festival of the Arts BOCA, Constantine Kitsopoulos, visited Donna Klein Jewish Academy and Boca Raton High School on Monday, December 3. At DKJA, Kitsopoulos took part in an open rehearsal with the schools 3rd Grade and older orchestra students, taught by Gustavo Correro, orchestra director, who has also performed with the famed conductor. Kitsopoulos then visited with 40 students and members of Boca Raton High Schools Symphonic Band, where he shared his experience and knowledge with the students who play a range of instruments from wind and piccolo through the tuba and percussion. Kitsopoulos was in town to kick-off ticket sales for the 7thAnnual Festival of the Arts BOCA happening March 7th 16th, 2013. Tickets, ranging from $15 $100 per person, will be available at www.festivaloftheartsboca.org or by calling (866) 571-ARTS (866-571-2787). Kitsopoulos musical experience spans the worlds of opera and symphony, where he conducts in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Royal Albert Hall, as well as musical theater, where he leads orchestras on Broadway. This is his third season with the Festival of the Arts BOCA. Kitsopoulos is in his fifth year as music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra and continues as general director of Chatham Opera, which he founded in 2005. In its seventh year, the Festival of the Arts BOCA is a multi-day cultural arts event for South Florida. The festival brings to its audiences the worlds most sought-after jazz and classical performers and authors while simultaneously cultivating the stars of tomorrow. IMG Artists is once again collaborating with the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park in the planning and execution of Festival of the Arts BOCA 2013. IMG is a leader in worldwide cultural arts management and producer of three world renowned festivals: Tuscan Sun Festival, a late summertime festival in Florence, Italy; Festival del Sole Napa, a mid-July festival in Napa Valley, California and the Singapore Sun Festival in the fall, Festival of the Arts BOCA music director teaches at Boca High, DKJA Constantine Kitsopoulos
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22 -Edition 126 December, 14 through December 20,2012 www.bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune Municipal East/West Boca Raton, FL Municipal News BOCA RATON Four armed suspects joined forces Sunday, Dec. 2, to rob the T-Mobile store at 2301 West Glades Road, handcuffing two employees and a customer while carrying out the heist, said police. A police report said two males entered the store about 1 p.m. posing as customers. Only the two employees and one other customer were inside. The suspects brandished handguns and forced the employees and customer into the back of the store, said police. As this was happening, two more suspects entered the store. The employees and customer were handcuffed and forced into a rear storage area. The suspects pepper sprayed the victims, then took an undetermined amount of cash and cell phones from the store as well as the victims personal property. The suspects fled out the rear of the store, the police report said. One of the victims was able to use a cell phone and call 911. The victims were taken to Boca Raton Regional Hospital for treatment. Police said the suspects were all black males. Three wore hoodies; two were in their mid-20s and two were in their late 30s, the victims said. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Detective Scott Hanley at (561) 338-1344 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.Armed Gunmen Rob T-Mobile Store in BocaPalm Beach County Animal Care & Control has launched its Santa Paws & Claws Pet Toy Project at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control. Participants can help a shelter dog or cat find a new home for the holidays. Also, they can donate a new toy for a homeless animal during the time. This years wellneeded project runs through Dec. 31, 2012. Having toys helps keep shelter pets happy, healthy and playful, therefore making it easier for them to find loving homes. The shelter is also in desperate need of pillow cases and newspaper. Shelter Hours: Monday Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Toys can be mailed or delivered to Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, Attention: Pet Toy Project, 7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411. For additional information, contact Elizabeth at 561-233-1222 or visit www. pbcgov.com/animal.Santa Paws & Claws Shelter Pet Toy Project Under Way GALLERY 22320 ESPLANADE #53 Royal Palm Place Boca Raton, FL 33432Store #53Photo by Denise Felice GET REAL!Signature Linewww.yaacovheller.com 561.347.1677
Edition 126 23for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012Municipal NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune BOCA RATON -A mother and child escaped without injury Sunday, Dec. 2, after a stove top fire filled their apartment in the Boca Grande complex with smoke, said Assistant Fire Chief Michael Gergora. Crews arrived at the apartment on the sixth floor of the building at 233 S. Federal Highway at 6:01 p.m. to find heavy smoke filling the unit. Chief Gergora said the sprinkler system had been activated by the fire. The occupants fled after spotting the fire and waited for rescuers to extinguish the blaze. Firefighters put out the fire and worked quickly to prevent further water damage from the sprinklers. They also vented the apartment to rid the smoke. Stove Top Fire Fills Apartment with Smoke TALLAHASSEE In partnership with student government leaders, Floridas university presidents last week asked the state to invest an additional $118 million into the state university system for the 2013-14 school year. With that kind of investment, they said, they would be able to continue providing quality education without raising tuition by even one penny. The presidents announcement at the State Capitol kicked off the Aim Higher initiative, a student-led campaign focused on uniting students and community leaders in supporting more funding for higher education and raising awareness of the universities strong returns on public investments, including a big boost in local economies. The presidents highlighted the university systems powerful economic impact nearly $80 billion statewide annually and its vital role in training Floridas future workforce. They supported tying the additional state investment to performance goals, such as increased graduation rates. We encourage all Floridians to stand with us and our 330,000 students, said University of West Florida President Judy Bense. Lets invest in future doctors and scientists who someday could save our lives, future engineers who will build safe roads and bridges and future teachers who will provide our children with first-class educations. Lets invest in the future of our great state. Among the 12 state-operated schools of higher education is Florida Atlantic University, based in Boca Ra ton. Although tuition at Floridas public universities remains among the lowest in the country, students and their families have faced double-digit tuition increases in recent years as universities have coped with severe state budget cuts. Funding to the state university system has been cut nearly 40 percent during the past five years. A state investment of an additional $118 million would generate the revenue of a 15 percent tuition increase across the system next year, university leaders said. "I understand that students and their families have greatly invested in the university system during the past five years to help maintain a highquality education throughout Florida," said Cortez Whatley, president of the Florida Student Association and student body president at the University of Central Florida. For the sake of Floridas students, businesses and communities, we need to keep a college education affordable and accessible to all. State funding, which once covered about three-fourths of the cost of a students higher education, now pays for less than half at most state universities. Floridas public universities have a strong track record of spending tax and tuition dollars efficiently. As state funding has shrunk and enrollment has risen, universities have saved millions of dollars through cost-cutting efforts and the elimination or consolidation of academic programs. We cannot continue to tighten our belts without impacting our students, Bense said. For many of us, that may mean fewer class sections and students waiting longer to graduate. University of Florida President Bernie Machen focused on state universities roles as economic powerhouses and hotbeds of innovation. Floridas universities attract more than a billion dollars of research money to the state each year, which helps to find cures for diseases, develop new technologies and prepare students for a variety of jobs and industries. Just last week, the University of Florida opened its Research and Aca demic Center at Lake Nona in Orlando, anchored by UCFs College of Medicine. The center joins a burgeoning Medical City that has been described as the biggest economic game changer for Central Florida since Walt Disney World. Its projected to generate 30,000 jobs and a total annual impact of $7.6 billion by the end of 2017. Our universities are heavily invested in our communities and our state, Machen said. We are leading job creators and innovators, and we are the key to our state meeting industry demands for highly qualified employees. An investment in Floridas public universities is an investment our states economic future.University Presidents Seek State Investment, Pledge No Tuition Increases Floridas Capitol TALLAHASSEEE Frank T. Brogan, Chancellor of the State University System of Florida, and former president of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, released the following statement following a meeting of state university presidents and student leaders: Time and again, our university system has proven its ability to provide some of the greatest returns on investments for the state of Florida," said Chancellor Frank T. Brogan. "Our students are graduating, getting jobs and helping to grow Floridas economy. If anyone doubts whether that investment is a good one, just ask our students and families. Theyve been asked to invest more year after year, and they have done so because they know higher education leads to a brighter future.Chancellor Brogan comments on Aim Higher proposal State University System Chancellor Frank T. Brogan
24 -Edition 126 December, 14 through December 20,2012 www.bocaratontribune.comBOCA RATON Planning for the American Cancer Society South Palm Beach Chapters 2013 Hope Gala is underway. It will be held Saturday, March 9 at Woodfield Country Club. All proceeds will benefit R.O.C.K. (Reaching out to Cancer Kids) Camp, Floridas first and only residential camp solely for children with cancer. R.O.C.K. Camp serves youth between ages 7 and 16 who are referred by pediatric oncologists and are currently receiving or previously received cancer treatment. The American Cancer Society also allocates proceeds toward research, education, advocacy and services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families. The 2013 Hope Gala also recog nizes an extraordinary milestone, the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society, an organization that touts their mission to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. I have made it my civic responsibility to fight for every birthday jeopardized by cancer in every city across the country, said Jamie Lober, public rela tions chairman. Lober, of Boca Raton, combines her energy and decade of experience providing health education services to reach her goal of ending cancer. The 2013 Hope Gala Honorary Chairman is Peter R. Baronoff, CEO of Promise Healthcare in Boca Raton, one of the leading hospital management companies in the United States which owns 15 hospitals in six states and has plans for expansion. In his professional life, Baronoff also served as CEO of two leading financial services organizations that gave working capital for commercial companies and healthcare providers throughout the nation. Baronoff seems to be a true staple of the community and aims to make a difference at every feasible opportunity, said Lober. The evening will feature a gourmet sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment and dancing. This is sure to be one of the most uplifting and successful galas of the social season, said Lober. For information about tickets or sponsorships, contact Ellen Vaughan, unit executive director at (561)-3947751, x5308 or ellen.vaughan@cancer. org. The Boca Raton Tribune Municipal East/West Boca Raton, FL Municipal NewsCancer Society to hold Hope Gala in Boca Raton March 9Hope Gala Honorary Chairman Peter Baronoff BOCA RATON The following event is being planned by Florida Atlantic University: Saturday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m. Tuba Christmas Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton Admission is free 561-297-3853 Join in this annual holiday tra dition. Bring a blanket or chair. The following activities are planned by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. All events are in Boca Raton unless otherwise indicated. Details about all of these events are available at www.BocaRa tonChamber.com SMART TALK FOR WOMEN When: Tuesday, December 18 / 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Ruths Chris Steak House, 225 N.E. Mizner Boule vard MEMBERSHIP BREAKFAST When: Thursday, January 10 / 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Where: Via Mizner Golf and Country Club, 6200 Boca Del Mar Drive GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE When: Thursday, January 10 / 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: Boca Chamber, 1800 N. Dixie Highway RIBBON CUTTING ISOL DAS ART GALLERY When: Thursday, January 10 / 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Where: 144 S. Federal Highway PULSE NETWORK When: Tuesday, January 15 / 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: The Pavilion Grille,301 Yamato RoadUpcoming events at FAU, Boca Chamber Palm Beach County Commission Chairman Steven Abrams presents a certificate of appreciation at the Dec. 4 meeting to Lorraine Herdeen in recognition of her 13 years of volunteer service as a member and officer of the Palm Beach County Child Care Advisory Council and more than 25 years as executive director of the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers in East and West Boca. Pictured with them is Mary Dent-Maher, director of the Florence Fuller Child Development Center in West Boca Raton. The School District of Palm Beach County and the Association of Educational Secretaries and Office Professionals (AESOP) have reached a tentative agreement in contract negotiations. This pact provides a wage increase for the 2,000 employees represented by the union. The two sides had been in negotiations since last May and concluded bargaining on December 5. Some highlights of the agreement include: Salary increase of $0.72 cents per hour for all AESOP represented employees retroactive to July 1, 2012. In addition, AESOP employees will receive a one-time bonus of $500. AESOP employees whose children are enrolled in any of the districts After School Child Care programs will be eligible for a 25 percent employee discount. The additional pay for employees assigned to serve medically complex students is increased 50 cents from $1.50 to $2 per hour. The additional pay for paraprofessional employees who are assigned to a defined emotionally/ behaviorally disordered (E/BD) self-contained unit on a full-time basis is increased 50 cents per hour from 75 cents to $1.25 per hour. The attendance incentive pay is discontinued effective January 1, 2013. The funding for the attendance incentive pay was combined with the initial district 2 percent salary offer to achieve the 72 cents per hour increase. Given the uniform 72 cent increase to the hourly rate, the effective salary percentage increase will vary based on the employees current salary level. The average salary increase across the employee group is 5 percent. After considering the elimination of the attendance incentive, the net increase to base salary is 2 percent AESOP will conduct a ratifica tion vote of its represented employees later this month. The retroactive wage increases back to July 1, 2012 and the one-time $500 bonus payments will be made after employee ratification and School Board approval of this new Agreement. Pending employee ratification and School Board approval, these wage increases and bonus payments will be made in January. Professionals Reach Tentative Contract OK
Edition 126 25for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012BusinessThe Boca Raton Tribune Business BOCA RATON Greater Boca Ra ton Chamber of Commerce President Troy McLellan has announced that Jacqueline Reeves, managing director of Bell Rock Capital, will receive the DIAMOND Award during ceremonies scheduled Feb. 22. A DIAMOND recipient is a Dedicated, Inspiring, Accomplished, Motivated, Outstanding, Noble and Driven businesswoman, McLellan said. Once again, we have chosen a deserving recipient who has achieved success in her professional career and who continually makes a difference in the Boca Raton community. Jackie remains active in the community which helps keep her informed about the financial interests and opportunities in the greater Boca Raton area, he added. As managing director, Reeves heads the firms bank research and portfolio strategy group. She is a frequently used resource on banks by national media, including CNBC, Bloomberg television and radio, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and various other printed media. Prior to joining Bell Rock Capital, Reeves was managing director at Ryan Beck & Co., leading the financial institutions research effort. She was responsible for a research team with more than 100 companies under coverage with market capitalizations rang ing from $20 million to $30 billion. Her coverage universe has included regional commercial banks across the entire country, trust companies and Florida community banks and thrifts. Prior to 2003, Reeves was direc tor of research at Putnam Lovell NBF as well as a senior publishing analyst. Jackie reviewed all financial services sector research products, encouraged the development of new ideas and promoted interaction among the sectors covered, including joint conference calls, management dinners, and written products. She is a board member of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, a 2010 recipient of the Chairmans Award and a 2009 Leadership Boca graduate who chaired the 2011 Leadership Boca class. She remains very active in the community, volunteering at her daughters school, on the Professional Advisory Committee at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and with the Junior League of Boca Raton where she has held several leadership positions including chair of the Woman Volunteer of the Year sig nature fundraiser at the Boca Resort. Reeves is also involved with Florence Fuller Child Development Center and the George Snow Scholarship Foundation. She is a past president of the Junior League of Boca Raton Endowment and is president of the Junior League of Boca Raton for the 20122013 year.Reeves to receive DIAMOND Award from Greater Boca Chamber Jacqueline Reeves BOCA RATON -Nestler Poletto Sothebys, which owns the exclusive Sothebys International Realty franchise in South Palm Beach County and North Broward, is moving its main office to 200 East, an upscale residential condominium and mixed-use project in the heart of downtown Boca Raton. Its located at 200 East Palmetto Park Road. The luxury brokerage purchased the new 3,100 square foot office space, located on the ground floor of building, from the developer, The Lojeta Group. Nestler Poletto Sothebys currently leases 2,800 square feet at One South Ocean Boulevard in Boca Raton, a spot it has oc cupied for the past five years. Brokerage co-owner John Poletto said the timing is perfect to move. We really wanted to be downtown because that is where all of the action is right now, and where people want to live, work and play, said Poletto. We took over in 2011 and our sales pace proved that this is where we want to be. The strength of the building and location makes 200 East the perfect home for us. The move is also strategic because Nestler Poletto Sothebys is the exclusive marketing and sales group for 200 East. Since coming on board a year ago, Nestler Poletto Sothebys and their in-house sales team have sold 26 residences in excess of $26 million. The project only has a limited number of brand new of condominiums and townhomes available at this time. Nestler Poletto has done a great job for us since coming on board, said Lon Tabatchnick, whose development company built 200 East in 2009. Now that their entire operation will be based here full-time; their local, national and global reach will put us in a better position to sell out the building quickly. Tabatchnick and Poletto attribute 200 Easts success to the fact that it is a highquality project in the heart of downtown Boca. All you have to do is look around because a lots happening downtown, said Mark Nestler, co broker and owner of Nestler Poletto Sothebys. Theyre getting new luxury retail stores, high-end restaurants and developing a bustling nightlife. Theres more going on here now than ever before. Its why we want to be here too. The new location also puts Nestler Poletto Sothebys and its 50 plus sales agents in a central location between Manalapan to the north and Hillsboro Beach to the South. Our new office not only lets us focus on downtown living, but we will be better positioned to service all of our luxury products including country club and gated communities further west and waterfront neighborhoods to the east. Nestler Poletto Sothebys focuses on properties starting at around three-quarters of a million dollars and up. Units at 200 Eastwhich include two and three bedroom units as well as townhouses start at $674,000.Nestler Poletto Sothebys Moves BOCA RATON Tilson PR, a full-service public relations firm, announced the addition of Meaghan Edelstein as the companys new Senior Social Media Strategist. In her role, she will bring her years of experience to continue to build upon the firms digital and social content practice. We are thrilled to have Meaghan on our team. She is a true innovator in the social media world, said Tracy Tilson, president of Tilson PR. Meaghans background and knowledge in social media will continue to allow us to increase our services for clients looking to expand their presence and impact in the social and digital media space. Edelstein has extensive experience in the social media and mobile marketing world. For the past five years, she headed Spirit Jump, a nonprofit organization she founded with a mission to provide hope and comfort to men, women and children battling cancer. Edelstein is all too familiar with this struggle as a cancer survivor herself. In 2007, she began documenting her personal battle with the disease in her blog, I Kicked Cancers Ass, and her efforts caught the attention of national media outlets such as Good Morning America, NPR, Cure Magazine and Mashable, where she is still a contributing writer. Edelstein served as vice president of social media and sole event produc er for Global Strategic Management Institute (GSMI), where she oversaw all social media marketing efforts and produced 17 executive level summits focused on social media, mobile marketing and blogging. In addition to writing, Edelstein is a professional speaker, presenting at BlogWorld, NTEN, Gravity Summit and Social Media Strategies Summit.Tilson PR Taps Nationally Recognized Strategist to Join Social Media Team Meaghan Edelstein
26 -Edition 126 December, 14 through December 20,2012 www.bocaratontribune.comBusinessIndependent Sales AssociateJoin the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Sales Team and enjoy working in a friendly, fast-paced, professional environment calling on business owners and leaders throughout South Palm Beach County. The commission-salesperson will report to the Vice President of Business Development and contribute to the growth and success of the GBRCC through membership recruitment and retention. This position also requires the ability to help members become fully engaged in the GBRCC by providing support, resources and the development of member to member connections.Responsibilities: County territory information from various sources including but not limited to Networking/Cold Calling, referrals, newspapers, business directories and occupa tional license listings. tomers to solicit memberships. Development. South Palm Beach County beneficial close business and the ability to multi-task. positive attitude Apply for this position: Email cover letter and resume to email@example.comSales Rep and Appointment SetterThe Boca Raton Tribune is looking for sales representative and appointment setter to join our team. Sales Representatives are concentrated on marketing and sales of our community newspaper as we continue to grow and expand our market. Appointment setter. We are looking for a part-time to make phone calls to local businesses and set up a time for our outside advertising salespeople to talk with them Those positions are perfect for someone who wants to be productive, enjoy themselves and make a difference. Please, only happy people need apply. Applicants must demonstrate the following qualities: 1. computer skills 2. Strong written and oral communication, and organizational skills 3. Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently 4. Professional demeanor Minimum of 20 hours a week required (flexible scheduling)By CRA News Service DELRAY BEACH Chris Ninos boss told him to pick him up at Maroone Ford dealership on Linton Boulevard so they could go to lunch while he got his car serviced. But when the accountant walked through the door, he was greeted with a loud Surprise! He looked around and saw his co-workers from a local internet marketing firm and his boss, who handed him the key to a 2013 Ford Escape. Oh my God, said Ninos, who also was celebrating his 52nd birthday today. Wow, I am speechless. I cant believe this. BMI Elite CEO Brandon Rosen said Ninos deserves the special gift because he is loyal, honest, trustworthy and a hard worker. His car is falling apart, but unfortunately he cannot afford to buy a new one so we are giving him this brand new Ford Escape SUV to say thank you for everything that he does, Rosen said. I believe that this will change his life more than we all can imagine. Ninos, the companys chief financial officer for two years, was driving a 15-year-old Ford with 99,000 miles on it. While he was surprised, he was not by the gesture. You couldnt ask for a better company to work for and group of people to work with, he said. They take care of their employees. Its like a big family here. Dan Lansman, BMI Elite president, said the company, which is approaching 3-years-old, takes care of its employees and believes in rewarding good effort. He is a great worker, a guy who calls you at 5 oclock in the mornings on his day off to check in about the office, said Lansman, who has known Ninos for 11 years. So I just wanted to show him that we appreciate everything he does for us. Lansman said they considered giving Ninos a bonus for his birthday. But they decided to on the $30,000 SUV instead. We thought it would be a nice personal touch, something hell have for a long time and to totally surprise him at an event like this, is perfect, he said. The car was decorated with balloons and ribbons and Maroone Ford threw in three years of free service. I think its amazing that someone who runs a small company could really take care of their employees, said Paul Wuest, the salesman who sold Rosen the car. Obviously the gentleman has done a lot of work for them and it shows that they really appreciate it.Hard Work Pays off for Local Accountant BUSINESS BITS BOCA RATON -Incapital, a leading underwriter and distributor of fixed income and other financial products, announced that Chris OConnor has joined the firm as managing director of capital markets. He will oversee Incapitals debt capital markets platform, working to bolster the firms diverse distribution pipeline by building out its investment banking and syndicate groups. Adam Vore has also joined the firm as managing director of capital markets, reporting directly to OConnor. Chris and Adams combined experience and expertise in the capital market sector will be critical to building out Incapitals new issuance pipeline, said John Radtke, CEO of Incapital. Both OConnor and Vore will be based in Boca Raton, which serves as Incapitals primary office for sales and trading. BOCA RATON -Whitehall Boca Raton has earned the highest orga nization/institution award possible from the American Therapeutic Rec reation Association (ATRA), a distinction granted to the Boca Ratonbased skilled nursing facility for its advocacy and support of services to individuals with disabilities. It is the first time the organization has given the award to a nursing home. ATRA, founded in 1984, is the largest na tional membership organization representing recreational therapists, who work in a variety of community and healthcare venues using recreational therapy to enhance functioning in people of all ages with illnesses or disabling conditions. The Boca Raton Tribune
Edition 126 27for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012Business BOCA RATON Florida Atlantic University recently marked the official re-opening of the College of Business newly designed Trading Room and launch of the Bloomberg Capital Market Series at the Boca Raton campus. Co-hosted by Bloomberg and FAU College of Business, more than 50 financial professionals, students and business community members attended the event, which included a ribbon cutting and cocktail reception at the Sean Stein Pavilion. Guests gained industry knowledge from Bloomberg Capital Market Series speakers Steffan Tsilimos, a rates and structured products specialist, and Michael J. Morissey, CFA, a mortgage market specialist. FAUs Financial Analyst Program, the only program of its kind in Florida, and the FAU/Bloomberg Terminal Internship Program, offer companies access to talented business students as well as complimentary Bloomberg terminals and industry experts. The combination of the Bloomberg software solution and FAUs state-of-the-art stations in its newly renovated trading room brings a world-class facility for trading simulations, training and execution to students, faculty, and financial professionals alike in south Florida, said Som Bhattacharya, Ph.D., interim dean of FAUs College of Business. The trading room at FAU represents the very synthesis of our motto solve local problems with global impact. Located in the heart of the College of Business, the Trading Room is FAUs first custom furnished multipurpose classroom, seating 45 people and showcasing real time feeds from Reuters. The room features an external glass wall to allow the campus community to view the state-of-theart technology, including a ticker board which displays market data for a variety of stocks, indices, bonds, currencies and commodities. Also, four LCD screens mounted on the rooms back wall display cable news, such as CNBC financial news, while markets are open. Additionally, all seats are equipped with the Trolley E-Class fully-automated monitor lift system featuring a 24-inch widescreen flat panel display.FAU Business College Unveils Trading Room, Launches InternshipsFrom left are Craig Richman, chair of FAU National Alumni Association Board of Directors; Som Bhattacharya, Ph.D., interim dean of the FAU College of Business; Troy McLellan, president & CEO of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce; Susan Whelchel, Mayor of Boca Raton; Kimberly Gramm, assistant dean of community relations of the FAU College of Business and Brad Mitchell, field director, Northwestern Mutual. Obamacare: Healthcare Boon or Government Boondoggle? CARLO BARBIERIBy Carlo Barbieri Whether you like it or not, Obamacare is here to stay. President Barack Obamas main administrative act of his first term, officially known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), survived the 2012 elec tion since its creator was re-elected. Obamas challenger, Mitt Romney, vowed many times to repeal the bill on Day 1 of his presidential term. That will not happen now. Obamacare a measure thats at least 2,400 pages long, though some count as many as 2,700 pages -has many foes and many friends. Proponents say health insurance will now reach many people who never had it before. It removes some challenges in the healthcare market. Under Obamacare, those with so-called pre-existing conditions such as diabetes will be able to get health care coverage, but not until 2014. To date, most carriers have denied them coverage. But Obamacare has a large share of foes. Among them are employers who say the cost of covering all employees will be prohibitively high. They said they will either not hire new staff or will hire part time help only (who would not get employee benefits). Others say they may go out of business. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sees Obamacare more as insurance regulation than healthcare regulations. There are some specific things that are going to kick in for everybody for adults and children alike such as not being able to charge higher premiums for being sick and not being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. He said Obamacare may provide some relief to those paying very high premiums Polls indicate that public opinion has shifted over time from general support for health care reform to gradual opposition. Specific elements were very popular across the political spectrum, with the notable exception of the mandate to purchase insurance. Democrats favored the law, while Republicans and Independents did not. For example, a Reuters-Ipsos poll during June 2012 indicated the following: all were against the law, with 44% supporting it. By party affiliation, 75% of Democrats, 27% of Independents and 14% of Republicans favored the law overall. ance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. dren to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26. companies with more than 50 employees to provide insurance for their employees. Other topics receiving majority support from all political groups were: creation of insurance pools so small businesses and the uninsured have access to insurance exchanges to take advantage of large group pricing benefits and providing subsidies on a sliding scale to aid individuals and families who cannot afford health insurance As of February 2012, polls said 72% of registered voters believed PPACA's individual mandate was unconstitutional. Also, by a margin of 50% to 39%, Americans said the Supreme Court should overturn the entire statute. (This didnt happen either.) The following are some specifics from the PPACA: Health insurance providers can't cancel your coverage once you get sick a practice known as "rescission" unless you committed fraud or intentionally withhold facts about your health when you apply for coverage. Youth can be covered under a parent's plan until they turn 26. Children with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage. Health insurance providers may not place a lifetime maximum on benefits. The law expands Medicare's coverage of preventive services, such as screenings for colon, prostate and breast cancer, which are now free to beneficiaries. Medicare will also pay for an annual wellness visit to the doctor. If you are older than 65, the law is narrowing a gap in the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan known as the "doughnut hole." But here are some uncertainties: We do not know what plans insurance companies have to work around the bill in order to earn more money. The measure is dependent upon de facto subsidies to these companies through such means as the mandate and therefore the insurance industrys manipulations are critical to the bills costs. The rules for expansion of Medicaid require payments from state budgets which more than a few states dont want to do. How much of this is verbiage and how much is reality remains to be seen Employers with 50 or more workers are required to have health insurance, but what if some break up their firms into smaller opera tions? And what if smaller firms drop their health plans? And what if large firms change the nature of their health insurance? How many will be hurt and in what ways? How will millions of Americans know what to do about this bill -and when? This is a bill written for bureaucrats and insurance compa nies, not ordinary citizens. A copy of the entire law is available online. It would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with it right away.
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Edition 126 29for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012SportsThe Boca Raton Tribune SportsBy: Pedro Heizer The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have taken a step into the right direc tion once again as they announced that Traffic Sports, the company that owns the team, has appointed Tim Robbie to the position of Managing Director of Team Personnel and Stadium Development with the task of securing a long-term home at a soccer-specific stadium in South Florida. The success of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers requires a facility which enables the team to give the fans, sponsors and media the experience they expect in professional sports today, said Aaron Davidson, President of Traffic Sports USA. Traffic Sports has given me a mandate to seek a permanent, first class home for the Strikers, said Tim Robbie. Our top priority is to work with the city of Fort Lauderdale to renovate Lockhart Stadium as part of the overall development of the area. However, continued Robbie. We are prepared to explore any and all options for a new soccer facility in the South Florida area. Given the numerous meetings and conversa tions I have had on the matter, I am optimistic our efforts to find a worthy, long-term home for the Strikers will be successful. Robbies previous position of team president will be assumed by Tom Mulroy, an industry veteran with ties to the South Florida soc cer community reaching back more than 35 years. Its an honor to serve as the president of one of the most historic soccer franchises in America, added Mulroy. Its very exciting to become president of the club with the growth of the NASL and to have the opportunity to work side by side with Tim Robbie to fulfill this commitment of establishing a permanent home stadium for the Strikers. I am thrilled to be part of it all. Robbie had served as president of the Strikers since 2011, when the team tripled its average attendance from the previous year and ended the season as runners-up in the NASL Championship Series. I have the greatest respect for Tim and for what he has done with the Strikers, said Mulroy. I have some big shoes to fill. Mulroy first came into contact with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers back in 1976 when he was signed by the team as a player. From starting as a player with this franchise and now being president, its a complete honor, said Mulroy. The background that Tom has in soccer, his love for the game and the community, and his passion to see the game succeed are going to be of tremendous benefit for the Strikers going forward, Robbie said of his successor. Built in 1959 as an athletic facility for local high schools, Lockhart Stadium is part of a sports complex that also includes Fort Lauderdale Stadium. Lockhart was the home field for both the original Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the original North American Soccer League as well as Miami Fusion F.C. of Major League Soccer. During the gap in which the Miami Fusion folded and the rebranded Fort Lauderdale Strikers began play, the stadium was used for high school football games for Fort Lauderdale High School, Stra nahan High School, Northeast High School, and Dillard High School for home high school football games. The stadium also served as the home of the Florida Atlantic University football team from 2003 until 2010. Lockhart is a facility filled with rich soccer history, said Robbie. However, there is no doubt it certainly needs to be upgraded to meet the needs of a permanent home for a professional soccer team in South Florida. Finding a permanent home, an 8,000 to 10,000-seat stadium, is an evident progression, added Mulroy. The re-branding of the Strikers has had a lot of community success, and the people at Traffic Sports are committed with the team and they want them to be around for a long time. Its how all the successful teams do it. The Strikers averaged 3,615 fans this season, which ranked fourth in the NASL. San Antonio drew over 9,176 per game in their inaugural season, and next season they will move to Toyota Field, an 8,000-seat soccer-specific stadium funded entirely with private money. The fact the ownership is committed to a stadium is the reason I thought it was the right time to be involved, said Mulroy of why he accepted the position of team president. I think that having a place a team can call home is key to keeping a soccer franchise in South Florida for the long haul.Fort Lauderdale Strikers Announce Pursuit of rffrnrt
30 -Edition 126 December, 14 through December 20,2012 www.bocaratontribune.comSportsBy Olivia CoiroLynn Universitys mens basketball team took home their fourth victory of the season after defeating Florida Memorial 75-52. Lynn was led by Jeremy Lampkin with a total of 15 points and seven rebounds. The Fighting Knights now stand at 4-3 overall, 0-1 in the Sunshine State Conference while Florida Memorial slips to 3-6. Lynn took an early lead in the contest that held until an Adam Braswell layup gave the Lions a 13-14 advantage over the Knights at 10:48. After a layup by Slobodan Miljanic and a trey from Pavle Raickovic LU secured a steady lead until Adrian White tied the game 23-all at 6:48. Lynn was able to hold off Florida Memorial to maintain the lead at 36-29 by the buzzer. LU pulled down 27 rebounds in the first half while holding the Lions to only 15. Shamel Akins tallied 11 points while Lampkin added eight. Adrian White led the first half with 14 points for Florida Memorial. After the break Lynn pulled ahead by as many as 25 at 11:52 after a Jerrell Oxedine layup that gave the Fighting Knights a 59-34 advantage. Florida Memorial was unable to recover from the deficit and trailed 75-52 by the sound of the final buzzer. Lynn improved their shooting to 52.4% from the field in the second half and connected on six of nine buckets from behind the arc. Brandon Smith recorded 12 second half points while the team made 11 of 15 free throw attempts. The Fighting Knights are back in action this Friday, December 14, where they will host St. Augustines at 7:30 pm in the de Hoernle Center.Lynn Mens Basketball Declaws the Lions Madison, WI The Florida Atlantic University womens basketball lost its second straight thriller against a major conference opponent, dropping an overtime 82-73 contest at the University of Wisconsin on Monday at the Kohl Center. The game was nationally televised on the Big Ten Network. The Owls (5-4) rallied from a late eight-point second-half deficit, 6759, by holding the Badgers scoreless for over four minutes. Junior guard Ashley Stevenson started the rally with a layup, and senior guard Breana Turner followed with a jump shot that cut the deficit to four points, 67-63, with 3:40 left. Later, junior guard Latavia Dempsey made a layup and junior guard Ta kia Brooks basket tied the game at 67-67 with 50 seconds remaining. In the final hectic seconds, FAU took advantage of another Wisconsin turnover to take a 69-67 lead on Turners basket with 25 seconds left. The jump shot capped a 10-0 run for the Owls. However, Wisconsins Morgan Paige was fouled with nine seconds left and converted on both free throws to tie the game. Florida Atlantic had a chance at a last-second, game-winning shot, but Brooks missed a 15-foot jumper at the buzzer. In overtime, the Badgers (6-3) outscored the Owls 13-4 in the extra five minutes. FAU jumped out a 20-15 lead at the 12:17 mark of the first half. Then, Wisconsin used a 16-2 run over the next five minutes to take its largest lead of the game, 31-22, with 6:39 left in the first half. The Badgers held onto a 40-34 halftime advantage. The Owls started fast in the second half, scoring the first five points to trim the deficit to 41-40 after a jump shot by junior forward Shanequa Schrouder with 17:25 left. The Badgers proceeded to pull ahead by eight points, 49-41, after a basket by Tessa Cichy at the 14:47 mark. The back-and-forth action continued with FAU answering with eight straight points to tie the game after Turners layup with under 13 minutes to play. The game featured 10 ties and 10 lead changes. Turner paced the offensive attack with a season-high 25 points on 10-of-24 shooting, including making both 3-point field goals. Junior forward Chenise Miller scored 12 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds before fouling out of the game. Schrouder rounded out the double-figure scorers with 10 points. The Owls forced 27 turnovers after entering the game ranking fifth nationally in turnover margin. FAU returns to the court on Saturday, December 15 at 2 p.m. against in-state rival Stetson University.FAU Womens Basketball Drops Overtime Thriller at Wisconsin on Big Ten Network By Chad BeattieKansas City, Kans. Lynn Universitys mens soccer team continues to make headlines with the announcement of Jason Sangha as a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Third Team All-American on Tuesday. Sangha anchored a defense that led the Fighting Knights to winning the 2012 NCAA Division II national championship. A sophomore from Southampton, England, Sangha was the center back on a squad that tied for the national lead in shutouts (13), was second in goals against average (0.51) and ninth in shutout percentage (0.52). He was already honored as a Daktronics First Team All-American as well as a AllSunshine State Conference Second Team selection. Lynn has now recorded at least one NSCAA All-American for nine consec utive years and 26 of 27 overall. The Fighting Knights went 20-2-1 overall, won their 10th Sunshine State Conference title and claimed the fourth national title in program history.Lynns Sangha Garners NSCAA All-America Recognition By Chad BeattieThe Sunshine State Conference (SSC) will begin sponsoring the sports of mens lacrosse effective with the Spring 2014 sea son. The addition of lacrosse will increase the number of sports sponsored by the SSC to 17. The move was recently approved by the Sunshine State Conference Presidents Council. League bylaws require that half of the conferences member institutions offer a particular sport before it may become a conference-sponsored sport. At present, Florida Southern College, Florida Tech, Rollins College, Saint Leo University, and the University of Tampa field mens lacrosse teams. Additionally, Lynn University has announced its intention to add mens lacrosse beginning with the 2014 season. The entire conference is very excited that we are adding mens lacrosse to our conference-sponsored sport options, SSC Commissioner Jay Jones said. We feel certain that the sport will bring a lot of positive attention and recognition to the SSC. As the sport continues its rapid growth throughout the country and in Florida, we believe that our conference institutions will quickly become Division II leaders in lacrosse and be able to attract some of the best student-athletes in the game to the Sunshine State. League administrators and lacrosse coaches will soon begin work on formulating sport policies and schedules, among other things. The SSC is no stranger to that process, having added mens and womens swimming as conference-sponsored sports in 2010-11. With womens lacrosse also growing among SSC institutions, it is anticipated the SSC will begin sponsoring that sport within the next few years. Located in the SunTrust Plaza off Winter Parks famous Park Avenue, the Sunshine State Conference is the only NCAA conference headquartered in the state of Florida. Its nine member institutions, all private schools located within the state, are: Barry University (Miami Shores), Eckerd College (St. Petersburg), Florida Southern College (Lakeland), Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne), Lynn University (Boca Raton), Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale), Rollins College (Winter Park), Saint Leo University (Saint Leo), and the University of Tampa. The SSC currently sponsors 16 intercollegiate sports that compete in NCAA Division II. More than 2,000 studentathletes participate in mens and womens cross country, mens and womens soccer, volleyball, mens and womens basketball, mens and womens swimming, mens and womens golf, mens and womens tennis, baseball, softball, and womens rowing. Founded in 1975, SSC schools have won 79 NCAA Division II national championships. SSC teams have claimed at least two national titles for each of the past nine years.Sunshine State Conference Announces Plans to Sponsor Mens Lacrosse Beginning in 2014
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