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Powell undecided
about future plans
Secretary of State Cohn Powell
said Sunday that he hasn't decid-
ed what to do after he leaves office.
but he doesn't
plan to run for
public office or
write a book
"I'm still look- _
ing at the oppor-
tunltles that are
out there after I
retire. I'm sure
there will be
opportunities to
serve in a public POWELL
way." Povw'ell told
NBC's Meet the Press. "I don't
intend to go hibernate for the rest
of my life. And so we'll seeP what
happens. I hope to continue to
serve the country in some way in
private life."
In an interview with the
Associated Press last month.
Powell suggested that working to
promote education among disad-
vantaged children might be part of
his future.

Oprah Winfrey

is hot on TV
For the third
year. talk shown
host and gener-
al media behe-
moth Oprah
Winfrey tops the
H a r r i s
Interactive poll "
of favorite teleti- WINFREY
slon personali-
ties. according to In the 12 years that
Harris Interactive has conducted
these surveys. Oprah has never
ranked outside of the top three.
and this is her fifth time in the
top position.
Oprah's sometime-adv'ersaryv
David Letterman retains the No.
2 position from last Near. though
the late-night teterani is JoinEd
by relative neophyte Jon Stewart.
The Daily Show host first
appeared on the Harris list last
Please turn to WINFREY 7A


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Hulon is new

anti-terror chief
FBI Director Robert Muller
named Willie Hulon to lead the
agency's counterterrorism divi-
sion last Tuesday. Hulon is the
sixth person to hold the job since
the Sept 11 terrorist attacks; two
have retired, and three others
have moved to other FBI posts.
Hulon has been a senior coun-
terterrorism official since April
after a two-year stint as head of
the FBI's field office in Detroit.
He was cleared of nwongdolng in
February after an internal Investi-
gation found that three Detroit-
area men accused him of leaking
sensitive information. to drug

Local leaders remember Shirley Chilsolm

By Jason Brown

The Black community experienced a great loss
as it welcomed in a new year.
Shirley Chilsolm, the first Black woman to be
elected to Congress and the first Black woman to
run for president of the United States passed away
at her home in Osmond Beach. She was 80.
Chilsolm was elected to. the House of
Representatives for New York City's 12th
Congressional district serving the Bedford-
Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn where she
fought vehemently and loudly for the underprivi-
leged who lived in her area.
Opa-locka Mayor Joseph Kelley said Chilsholm's
accomplishments paved the way for other Blacks
who wanted to get involved in politics.
"I definitely think she left a
legacy in her area in her time,
not only as a woman bAt as a
Black person in the political !
arena," Kelley said. I thinkthat
a lot of folks that came behind
her benefitted from what she did
during the years she was in
public service."
While in the House, Chilsolm

served in the Veterans Affairs Committee and the
Education and Labor Committee and lead the
charge for legislation that gave 90 percent federal
reimbursement of state welfare programs. She
also fought for federal support to open schools in
some of New York's poorest areas, higher mini-
mum wage and federal funding for day care cen-
District 1 Miami-Dade County Commissioner
Barbara Jordan said the Black community lost an
important voice for civil rights for Blacks and for
women. "She has set the stage and set the tone for
many of us to follow in her footsteps and has left
a legacy that we can all be proud of." Jordan said.
When Chilsolm retired and moved to Florida,
some of the female Black
leaders in the community got the opportunity to
meet her and seek her advice. One of those was
district 3 County commissioner Barbara Carey-
Carey-Shuler said Chilsolm was a beacon for
Blacks across the country, especially when she
sought the highest office in the land.
"I got to know her personally and she was quite
a voice for the little person in this country," Carey-
Shuler said. "She was courageous and she was
very outspoken and she took a giant step for us
Please turn to LEADERS 6A

Metro Rail growth

moving forward

By Jason Brown
In .2002 voters in
Miami-Dade County
approved a half- A
cent tax for the '
construction and
operation of nine
new Metrorail
Corridors. Now,
two years later, -
an internal
financial analy-
sis has revealed
that only three of
those corridtrs- BR. i
can be built in *
the foreseeable future.
However, even with a
significant drop in the
number of new Metrorail
corridors being built in'
the next 20 years, there

appears to be little to no
negative effect on the
Black community.
In fact, Roosevelt
Bradley, the director of
Miami.- Dade
Transit says the
Black community
will be well-
served by at least
one of the three
corridors that
will be built.
The North
Corridor, a 9.5-
mile, $260 mil-
-LEY lion ;., .:tr--rsin
-. that will run
along Northwest 27th
Avenue from 'the Martin
Luther King Metrorail
station to County Line
Road, is projected to
Please turn to TRANSIT 6A

Street renamed in honor of Dr. T.S. Greer
Dr. George Koonce, Ms. Billie Greer, widow of Dr.T.S. Greer, Sen. Fredericka Wilson and
Commissioner Dorrin Rolle at street renaming ceremony on January 4. -photo by JeromeMcNeil

Black professionals

share their 2005 resolutions

As the new year dawns and we once
again embark on a new 365-day
journey through life, many people
make New Year's resolutions.

By Jason Brown
The resolutions serve as
a guide to the things peo-
ple hope to accomplish
through the upcoming
year. Usually, the resolu-
tions are made to set per-
sonal goals to be achieved
as the months pass.
The Miami Times asked
several Black personalities

in the Miami-Dade area for
the things they resolve to
do as the year progresses.
Some of them responded
and some did not. These
are the answers of those
who responded.
Keiba Young, President
of South Florida chapter of
Black Women of Essence
"My New Year's resolu-
tion would be to provide
more resources and out-

reach services to our com-
munity. Personally, I want
to strengthen my interper-
sonal relationships with
Opa-locka Mayor Joseph
"Basically, we're going to
continue with the progress
that we've already started
with our finances and keep
them on track ... improve
our infrastructure .
work on our public safety
challenges, improve servic-
es for the city."
District 1 Miami-Dade
County Commissioner
Barbara Jordan
Please turn to 2005 5A

Parents struggle

with child's death

By Jason Brown
Shakiera Edwards, 4, was strangled to death
Wednesday after trying to climb through ahalf-closed
window to pet a dog inside the family car.
Edwards, who was mentally impaired, was trapped
between the window and the door frame discovered
by other children who were there. Her family and fire
resuce personnel all tried to revive her to no avail.
Christine Hall, Edwards' cousin said she believed the
four-year-old was alone for about 10 minutes after she
left the back yard to go to the front of the house.
Hall said the Edward's family is still trying to deal
with the loss.
"It's hard. Everybody's trying to deal with it," Hall
said. "I understand that everyone has to go, but it's
hard. We're still trying to pull it together."
Having an especially difficult time is Edward's par-
ents, Carolyn Jackson and Stephen Edwards. Both
Jackson and Edwards are mentally impaired as well.
When queried about how they are coping, Hall
responded, "not so well."
Please turn to CHILD 7A

Marion Barry again

revives political career
Former four-term mayor Marion
Barry videotaped smoking crack in an
FBI sting in 1990, was among six mem-
bers of the District of Columbia Council
sworn in Sunday. Barry promised to
fight public financing for a $500 million
baseball stadium and to propose a
mandatory 10-year sentence for anyone
caught with a handgun.
He also promised proposals for BARRY
healthcare reform, a summer jobs pro-
gram and a plan for affordable housing.
Barry served six months in prison after the FBI sting
but won a council seat in 1992. That led to a fourth term
as mayor, which he won in 1994. He declined to seek re-
election in 1998 and hadn't held office since.


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Shirley Chisholm had guts
Once discussing what her legacy might be, Shirley
Chisholm commented, "I'd like them to say that
Shirley Chisholm had guts. That's how I'd like to be

That about says it all for the first Black woman to be
named candidate for the nomination of the Democratic Party
for the office of President of the United States. When she died
on Saturday our country lost a civil rights icon who made
extraordinary contributions to American history.

As a founding Member of the Congressional Black Caucus,
she was a driving force behind the Caucus' mission to serve
as the "Conscience of the Congress," and to fight to include
women, children, Blacks and all people of color in the public
policy debate that so deeply affects their lives.

She worked tirelessly to protect programs that supported
women and children. As a member of Congress, she intro-
duced legislation to establish publicly supported daycare
centers and to extend unemployment insurance to domestic

Even after holding office, she continued her fight for equal
.rights by establishing the National Political Congress of
Black Women. She was a pioneer in public service who,
through courage and wisdom, brought honesty and integrity
to the legislative process.

We will never forget her visit to The Miami Times office in
1972 when she solicited our support and passionately
explained how serious she was about having a Black woman
aspire to the highest political office in the country.
She was a former frequent visitor to Miami for speeches at
local colleges and universities since her retirement to Volusia
County where she died.
She will be missed.

Let's resolve to help

educate our children
These are our children and we will benefit by or pay for
what they become.
James Baldwin

Anew year always provides opportunities to reflect
,t and revise. Reflecting on what has occurred during
the preceding year should be done in the spirit of
discovering what worked and what needs work, not reflect-
ing rehashing really in a manner that is more indica-
tive of being stuck.

As we move into 2005, one resolution that we should all
adopt whether we are parents or not is to help improve the
educational achievement of Black children.

As we reflect on our role in their education we must ask
ourselves honestly if we are doing all that we can. We don't
have to be able to understand their school assignment to
insist that they complete it. Famous neurosurgeon
Benjamin Carson had a mother with a grade school educa-
tion who insisted that he and his brother complete a book
report each week. Children respond to their caregivers'

Our visits to our children's school don't have to take over
our lives, but they should happen often enough for us to be
known to their teachers and principal. If you haven't done
so, introduce yourself to these important shapers of your
child's life. If your schedule conflicts with the PTA meetings,
find out the president's name and ask that the minutes of
the meeting be emailed to you or sent home with your child.
Getting involved in your child's school is an important fac-
tor in their success and is easier than you think.

If you do not have children, or if your presence in your
child's educational life is already sufficient, consider shar-
ing your time with another child whose parents are not as
visible. Find out from the school which children could use
moral support from a caring adult. If the school does not
already have a volunteer component in place, speak to the
principal about starting one.

80 percent of Black children graduated high school in the
United States last year. That is an awesome statistic. At
57.7 percent, Florida's picture leaves a lot of room for
improvement. We must continue to demand equal educa-
tional provisions for our children, however, we do our chil-
dren a huge disservice when we make others solely respon-
sible for their education.

Some things you could do to help your child do well in
school include having a weekly library visit; reading with
your child daily regardless of their age; making sure your
child sees you reading daily; having your child to write a
news report on things of interest to them; encouraging your
child to keep a diary; making a game of identifying car
makes and models; playing word games with your child, like
hangman; writing and mailing occasional letters to your
child; subscribing to an age-appropriate magazine for them;
reading the newspaper together; helping your child to iden-
tify goals for themselves and putting them in writing; cele-
brating their achievement of those goals.

Each day presents so many opportunities for parents and
caregivers to help children to do well educationally. It is up
to us to seize those moments. For 2005, let us resolve to
help our children to fully realize their potential.

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what they see us do rather than what they hear us say. Put
your desire for your child's education into action for 2005.

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thorough understanding of what confronts them and the
basic causes that produce it, they'll create their own pro-
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A 2005 message for

Kerry supporters
More than a month after the elections, to those in
the Black community and elsewhere, deflated by the
return of GW Bush to office after a rancorous, at time.
brutal, high stakes campaign, I say: Get over it. We
have work to do.
SLamenting over the prospects of the next four years
is inhibiting our ability to process the implications of
some very real lessons. First, most whites in America
are largely unsympathetic to the plight of Blacks and RAMEA U
other dark peoples in the world; second, the
Democrats are not willing or able to address our
Needs; and finally, the solutions to our problems don't lie in further
empowering the Democratic party, but, rather, in empowering bur-
The 2004 US elections should serve as a wake-up call, reaffirming the
lack of sway we hold with most whites in America.
The difference between a close contest and a Bush blowout was riot
an evenly split white electorate, because whites were pretty clear about
who they preferred. Over 60 percent of whites a substantial sum in
electoral numbers- voted for Bush. The difference was an overwhelm-
ingly one-sided vote by Blacks, Latinos, gays/lesbians and progressive
pockets of whites.
90 percent of Blacks voted for Kerry, padding his paltry showing
among whites and proving that 40 years after the passage of the voting
rights act, the results of elections do not hinge on the changed attitudes
of whites, but on of the inclusion of the Black vote (when it's counted).
The fact that whites in America the wealthiest and most advan-
taged racial ethnic group in world history don't sympathize with the
poor and dark skinned people begging for an end to the Bush error -
um, era is not surprising. More surprising is that whites seemingly
voted against their own material self-interests, against the pocket book
Under Bush, mega corporations outsourced jobs from white families;
the economy slumped; the federal deficit is astronomical; tax breaks
overly benefited the supei rich and internationally, US prestige plum-
mets as an unpopular; unjust and immoral war limps along, kept alive
by waving flags and bald faced lies. People, any people, normally vote
against this, so do most whites support it?
Like in days of yore when deep South campaigns were grounded in
calls for racial purity instead of issues, in 2004, the maonrty of whites
appeared willing to sacrifice material benefits and pocket book issues for
the sense of cultural dominance Bush, the cowbo- in-chief, represents.
Like the race baiting of 1950s deep South politics, the culturaldraw
in the notion of the white country taming the uncivilized dark world-
empire building plays directly into Bush's perceived strengths and
the white supremacist sensibilities of the electorate. White support for
the war on Iraq is clearly not based on national security issues tied
either to Sept. 11th, the 'war on terror' or the existence of weapons of
mass destruction under the control of non white people. Rather, support
grows from white supremacist chest beating, an irrational and racist
urge to punish any and all Arabs for the crimes of 9/11. And GWB is
just indiscriminate enough to tap into and bomb away unapologetically
in deference to those urges.
Domestically, many whites support the traditional white Christian
cultural stand-bys: No to affirmative action, abortion and gay rights,
limited roles for wpmeri government anit so on. Just as With the White
Citizens Councids of:the civil rights era, religion is used to legitimize nep-
conservative ideology.
The revival of overt white cultural dominance compensates plenty for
the bad economy, international chaos and the lying cheating govern-
ment. These cultural nationalists are not moved by any 5-point plan,
but by pandering to certain white assumptions and sensibilities. This
point is so fundamental, so true, that even the Democrats adopting its
2004 gave us a chance to get Bush out and replace him with a lesser
evil, and we were correct in engaging to remove him. However, in the
rush to get rid of Bush, employing the strategy of electoral politics via
the tactic of voting for Kerry, effectively obscured, for many, another
obvious point: neither Kerry nor the Democrats can solve the global
problems faced by Black people.
Far from representing our interests, the Democrats increasingly take
Black, Latino and female votes for granted to chase the stray sheep
whites who are voting Republican in greater numbers.
The result is two parties advancing virtually identical platforms, sep-
arated only by quantities and degrees. Check it, Kerry supports: the war
on Iraq, but with more allies; the Bush tax cut, except for the wealthi-
est 2 percent part; globalization, minus the outsourcing tax cuts; the
Patriot Act, but not the Patriot Act II; the list goes on.
The reality is that both candidates agendas were remarkably similar,
Kerry softens Bush's most outrageous positions and demeanor, but fails
to fundamentally challenge any significant aspect of the framework for
Sthe American Empire. It is clear, then, that had Kerry won, instead of
celebrating, our obligation would be to immediately engage in struggle
against his agenda.
As such, we put ourselves in an untenable situation. We supported
Kerry because he could have beat Bush, without making any demands
on him. Kerry could have come out in favor of the war on Iraq, the Bush
Stax cuts and continued privatization of health care for the poor, and we
still would have supported him. In fact, he did and we did.
By supporting Kerry without demand, he was free to pander to fickle
white voters with promises against affirmative action and a deafening
silence on police brutality, racism and economic justice.
Whatever the outcome of the elections themselves, this is clear:
Blacks, Latinos, gays/lesbians and progressive communities mobilized
fiercely against Bush. However, in the context and limitations of the two
party political system, the net result was that we built no power for our-
selves, instead delivering it all to the same Democratic party so fer-
voriently distancing itself from our interests in their mad pursuit unde-
cided whites.
To be sure, our hand was not only forced by our need to get'rid of
Bush, but our options limited by the absence of viable alternatives to the
jackass and the elephant. With whites breaking more conservative,
today, more than ever, there is no discernable benefit to putting so many
of our political eggs into the Democratic party basket.
Because we turned out for a lackluster candidate, who promised us
nothing in exchange for our vote, not only is Bush still in office, but "our"
candidate, not surprisingly, failed to fight for any of our issues, offering
no challenge to the rightward march. Even if the specter of 90 percent
of our vote did nothing more than force debate on some real issues, we
could claim some level of victory. However, Kerry conceded that debate
long before he conceded the election, because he did not need to engage
it in order to win our votes.
We can no longer afford to use our time, energy and resources to build
power for an unresponsive and fading Democratic party. If we fail to deal
with this predicament now, we will be condemned to repeating history
every four years. We must stop building Democratic party power and
start building real Black power.
Our charge, then, is clear: Build a real Black political party, repre-
senting the needs and interests of the Black community, domestically
and globally, which serves as a vehicle for strategic engagement in the

arena of electoral politics. The timing has never been more historically
Clearly, an all-African peoples' political party would have limited suc-
cess at the polls, to say the least. However, configuring such a party to
work in coalition with other oppressed nationalities, groups and poor
whites with similar perspectives, can influence both the terms -of the
debate and the outcome of elections.
Let the discussion and power building begin.

Former chamber employees indicted

By Jason Brown

Two former employees of the
Greater Miami Chamber of
commerce were arrested
Wednesday on charges that
they stole more than $1.9 mill-
lion from the organization.
Evelyn Minott, the chamber's
former executive director of
finance has been charged with
three counts of money launder-
ing, as well as fraud and rack-
eteering charges. Freddy Luna
faces racketeering and fraud
charges. The investigation is
-According to investigators,
Minott .and Luna stole the

money in a variety of low-tech
ways. One of the techniques
involved making out checks to
pay bills on a typewriter that
had a correction ribbon.
The checks were then given
to then-chamber president
William Cullom or Rhodele
Holzberg, the chamber's execu-
tive vice president. Then, they
would take the checks back,
put them back on the type-
writer, erase the original name
and make the checks out, to
themselves, Minott's two adult
daughters or to Minott's hus-
band's company, KC-Ram. KC-
Ram did janitorial work for the
Minott would also approve

checks using a rubber stamp of
Holzberg's signature. Minott
deposited $1.1 million in bank
accounts between July 200
and April 2003.
At first, then-president
William .Cullom thought the
shortfall was the result of
diminishing business opportu-
nities because of the tragedy of
Sept. 11 but he soon realized
the amount of money they were
losing was not comparable with
the amount of business they
Mirott left the job then after
Cullom noticed several thou-
sand checks were missing and
went to the state attorney's
office to ask for an investiga-

tion. Luna left the job as well.
Barry Johnson, executive
vice president of marketing &
communications for the cham-
ber .said the arrests were bitter-
sweet for the chamber.
"I think that on one hand, it
was a sad day because two
trusted employees had
betrayed the chamber had
been arrested," Johnson said.
"On the other hand, there was
relief and excitement that this
unfortunate chapter in our his-
tory was finally put behind us
and we can go forward now and
focus on the future, rather
than be distracted by anything
that had happened in the

Police refuse to divulge FTAA Operational Plan

By Jason Brown
The City of Miami's Civilian
Investigative Panel will find out,
for sure if the Miami Police
Department intends to appeal
the decision made by a Miami-
Dade Circuit Court Judge forc-
ing police to hand over the
Operational Plan for-the Free
trade of the Americas summit to
the panel sometime in the next
'The controversial summit,
held in 2003. led to the arrests
of several protesters, many of
who have said they were arrest-
ed unjustly or handled roughly
by police.
. After Judge Michael Chavies
ordered police to give the panel
the operational plan, they
immediately said they were
considering an appeal, giving
them a stay period.
CIP chairman Larry Handfield
said he hopes the police decide
to not appeal and simply follow
the judge's instructions.

"Basically, if they decide to
drop their obstruction, then we
would be able to obtain the
information and, hopefully.
bring this thing to a closure,"
Handfield said. "If they decide'
that they will try to' appeal or try
to reverse the decision of the
circuit court judge, then we will
then have to take this. matter
before the Third District Court
for arguments and then wait for
them to render a decision
whether they affirm Judge
Chavies' decision or reverse his
Handfield said the panel
intends to have an interim
report on the protests by
February, with, the caveat that
the report is incomplete until
police give them the operational
"In order for us to evaluate
what went wrong and what
went right, we have to under-
stand what was the agreement,
what was the understanding,"
Handfield said. "That's our
mandate and, in order to do a

City of Miami's Civilian
Investigative Panel chairman

thorough investigation, we need
to understand what was the
agreement, what was the policy,

what went wrong.
The interim; report Handfield
wants to release in February
will likely contain testimony
from several people who either
saw or experienced what they
deem as mistreatment by Miami
Police as well as media footage
of the protest and police in
Police Chief John Timoney
has said he is wary of releasing
the operational plan because he
thinks it is rot necessary to
completing the report. He also
said it could create security
Handfield, however, respect-
fully disagrees.
"We don't believe that infor-
mation which is public infor-
mation would somehow com-
promise security or any other
issues," Handfield said. "I just
think, with all due respect. that
the police is fighting us on this
issue unnecessarily."
Handfield says he hopes to
have this issue cleared up by
the summer.

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Rolle and Area Businessmen

Invoked miles of smiles and oceans of emotions on

inner city kids during his 2nd Annual Bicycle Give-Away

any children and family members were truly happy and excit-
ed to join Commissioner Rolle and receive a bicycle for
Christmas. They came, 1000 of them, from the north, south,
east and west of district two to receive their bicycles. "The greatest satis-
faction for me", said Commissioner Rolle "was to see the excitement and the
attitude of gratitude expressed by each child as I gave them their bicycle".
"What a tremendous feeling!.What a great experience! What a Joy"!

ingo Cayard; Royal Rent-A-Car; Susan Fried; STS-Ray Gonzalez;
Felix Lasorte, Shoma Development Corporation; H. T. Smith;
Naranja Lakes Holdings, Lic; Naranja Lakes Holdings, Atlanta,
Ga; Alicio PIno, A&R Investment; Otis Pitts, Peninsula Development; Richard
Zinn, Rice Derivative (Barreto & Cunningham); Jose Cancela; Alberto
Argudin, ADA Engineering; Rau Gonzales H& R Paving; Sergio Pino,
Century Home Builders, Lic,; Mad Ventura, Inc.; Javier Rodriguez, R. L Saum
Construction; Sergio Pereira, Meridian International Group, Inc.; Juan
Delgado, Delant Construction Company; Rick Katz, Communikatz; HDR
Engineering Inc; Akerman Senterfitt (Juan Mayol), Parsons Brinckerhoff
Group Administration, Inc.; Consul-Tech Enterprises, Inc.; Earth Tech; Cheryl
Allen Jefferson, Allen Group, Lic,; Matthew Schwartz; Edgar Duarte, OnTime
Fundraiser; Billy Hardemon, Martin Luther King Economic Development;
Sylvester Lucas, Potamkin Family Foundation; Dan Herman, Developers
Diversified; Art Hall Protection Services, Inc.; Anthony Jackson; Leno
Brothers; Dewey Knight; Randy Peirson, Solo Construction; Banking
Mortgage Corporation; Law Offices of Williams and Associates, PA; Michael
Samuels, Midtown Group; Mark Coats, S.F.U.C and Patrick Coats; John Dixon;
Oscar Rivero, Rivero Law Firm; Albert Milo, Little River Development; Al
Duffie; James McQueen; Rev. Philip Johns and John King, President, Civil
Cadd Engineering.

Florida KidCare Open Enrollment starts

More than 55,000 poor chil-
dren were to be dropped from
a state paid health insurance
program this month because
their parents failed to file the
necessary paperwork.
The amount of paperwork
due twice a year was
increased to four documents
by the Florida Legislature and
it frustrated many families.
The added requirements made
the program more restrictive
and dissuaded many parents
from applying. We were facing
a terrible crisis in Florida by
not allowing children to be
KidCare helps more than
340,000 children whose par-
ents work, but cannot afford
the high cost of private insur-

ance. Children are insured for
everything from preventive
checkups to serious proce-
dures like transplants. The
program is funded by the
state, but its dollars are mul-
tiplied by a three to one match
from the federal government.
With KidCare, a child doesn't
have to get emergency-room
care in public hospitals that
cost local taxpayers more to
subsidize. The program is for
school age children whose
families do not qualify for
Medicaid, but who have an
income' that is less than
$31,000 for a family of four.
During the last legislative
special session, legislators
gave the children of Florida
the best Christmas gift ever.

They reduced the verification
documents needed from four
to one. A family can now use
ONE of the following docu-
ments to prove eligibility for
the KidCare program:
The most recent income tax
return form the parent or pay
stubs or wage statements
from the last four weeks or a
letter from your employer that
says how much money you
earned from the last four
weeks, or most recent W-2
forms, wage and tax state-
The 30-day open enrollment
period for KidCare started
Saturday, Jan. 1st and will
continue until Jan. 30. After
that date, no new applications
will be accepted.
Approximately 72,000 new
applicants are expected.
Florida Hispanics are the
most uninsured group, and
almost 23 percent of Blacks
and 14 percent of white non-
Hispanics are without cover-
age. But the battle is not over
yet. In the 2004 legislative

session, lawmakers capped
enrollment and denied cover-
age to many children whose
parents have access to some
types of workplace health
insurance; This also places a
huge burden on moderate
income families. I believe all
children in Florida should be
insured and we must contin-
ue to advocate and change
some of the unfair policies.
You can receive additional
information from www.flori- or you can
attend a KidCare Forum I am
sponsoring that will be held
on Friday, Jan. 7 in the audi-
torium of North Shore
Hospital, 1100 NW 95th
Street starting at 7:30 p.m. I
hope you will take advantage
of this opportunity to find out
about this valuable program.
Should you have questions,
please call my staff at 305-
654-7150 or write to me at
18425 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite
310, Miami, FL 33169.
Democracy is not a specta-
tor sport.

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Slavery happened in New Hampshire, too

By Amanda Parry

In July 1964, an Black couple
in elegant evening clothes
walked through the lobby of a
prestigious seaside resort. They
had reservations for dinner, they
told a staff member who
approached them.
But instead of being led into
the hotel's grand dining room,
they were escorted to the
kitchen. The hotel employee
pushed aside a pile of dishes on
an old table and told them to sit
This wasn't Virginia or Georgia
or Alabama. This was New
Hampshire, at the Wentworth-
by-the-Sea hotel.
The Civil Rights movement,
slavery and racial discrimina-
tion may seem like far away ves-
tiges of the Deep South. But a
new book by two Seacoast histo-
ry buffs makes it clear that peo-
ple weren't enslaved only to
work southern plantations.
Blacks didn't fight for equality
only south of the Mason-Dixon
"Black Portsmouth: Three
Centuries of African-American

Heritage," chronicles Black his-
tory in the seaside town, which
has traditionally had the highest
percentage of African-American
residents in the state.
Although the focus is on
Portsmouth, the book draws
parallels between what was hap-
pening in the small New
Hampshire port town and what
was going on in New England
and the rest of the country.
It details everything from life
for Blacks in colonial times to
the state's 1999 adoption of
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It
covers the social and activist
groups that evolved among
Black residents and the struggle
they faced in making sure the
Civil Rights Act was enforced.
For author Valerie
Cunningham, it was important
for people to understand that
Blacks have an extensive history
in the state, despite New
Hampshire's overwhelming
white majority.
"Not all Black people got here
through the Underground
Railroad or Pease (Air Force
Base)," said Cunningham, an
award-winning preservationist

who runs the African-American
Resource Center on the
Seacoast. Cunningham's family
arrived in Portsmouth from
North Carolina toward the
beginning of the 20th century.
Like many immigrants, they
arrived in stages: first
Cunningham's aunt moved to
Portsmouth with her husband,
followed by another aunt, then
Cunningham's father. Economic
opportunities were better in the
busy coastal town than they
were in rural North Carolina.
But the first Black person on
record in Portsmouth was an
involuntary immigrant, a man
brought directly from Africa in
1645. Africans continued to
arrive in Portsmouth into the
18th century, enslaved men,
women and children sold to
work as household servants as
well as agricultural and mar-
itime laborers.
That slavery existed at all in
New Hampshire sometimes
comes as a surprise to people,
according to Mark Sammons,
who co-wrote the book with
"We have this inclination in

the North to preach from a holi-
er-than-thou standpoint when it
comes to slavery," said
Sammons, executive director of
the Wentworth-Coolidge
Mansion in Portsmouth.
Of course, the numbers here
weren't as vast as elsewhere. In
1775, there were 656 people in
New Hampshire listed as slaves,
compared to about 2,000 in
Connecticut or 100,000 in
But just because enslaved
people were fewer in numbers
doesn't mean the practice of
slavery should be discounted or
excused, argued Cunningham
and Sammons.
"The theft of anyone's freedom
was no less tragic or severe
because that person was geo-
graphically isolated from thou-
sands or millions of others," the
authors wrote in Black
Cunningham and Sammons
met more than 10 years ago, at
a history lecture Cunningham
gave in Portsmouth. By then,
Cunningham was considered
something of a guru on New
Hampshire Black history.

It was a title she had earned
with more than 30 years of
research. Cunningham grew up
in Portsmouth. As a teenager
interested in history, she
became acutely aware of the
lack of history texts or even arti-
cles on Blacks in New
She began doing her own
research, looking into church
records and old newspapers, let-
ters and diaries, and eventually
interviewing members of the
Black community in
The incident at the
Wentworth-by-the-Sea was one
of many that took place in New
Hampshire in 1964. It wasn't
exactly spontaneous; the Black
couple who came for dinner
were testing the hotel to see if it
was adhering to the newly
passed Civil Rights Act.
Emerson and Jane Reed had
made reservations to have din-
ner with a white couple, Hugh
and Jean Potter. The Potters had
arrived first and were seated in
the dining room.
But it took two hours of
debate between Emerson Reed

and Hugh Potter with the hotel
manager before the Black couple
was seated.
"Mr. Reed informed his
companions that he would eat
every morsel on his plate in
honor of his late father, who
through his whole life had been
denied such accommodation,"
Cunningham and Sammons
Throughout that year, whites
and Blacks tested many
Portsmouth businesses to see if
Blacks were receiving equal
And while it may not occupy a
place of prominence in Civil
Rights history, New Hampshire
did receive a visit from one of the
movement's greatest leaders.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
delivered a sermon at the
People's Baptist Church in
By now, the authors are used
to the surprised reactions they
get from the information in the
book. Until now, people haven't
learned about Black history in
New Hampshire because not
much was available on the sub-

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

The Miami Times Januar 05 5A

Blacks Must Control Their Own Desti

Blacks set goals for the new year

continued from 1A
"As a new commissioner, I
want to be visible in the district
.. get out in the community,
meet with the residents, get
their ideas and create a strate-
gic plan for the district. That
way, when it's implemented it
will be with he people's bless-
Henry Crespo, local radio host
"My resolution is God, family
and success."
District 3 Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Barbara Carey-
"That life gets a little better for
everybody, especially those who
are in need of a better quality of
life. I hope that I can help in
some little way to,do that."
John Clarke, President of the

Association of Black-Health
System Pharmacists
"To get to know myself better
by always embracing challenges
I will face throughout the year.
What better way to get to know
yourself? Overcoming chal-
lenges helps me to find excite-
ment and then I too can say,
Yes!! Yes!! Yes!! I did it! I also
resolve to listen to the voices of
wisdom like Sir Winston
Churchill, where he only said,
"Never give up ... Never give up."
Andrea B. Trowers, M. D.,
"I want to further develop and
promote the cosmetic end of my
dermatology practice with a rea-
sonable price scale and to make
more time for my amazing fami-
ly and friends! Without their
support and encouragement,
opening my office would not

Jackson Memorial Hospital Vice President

Sandy Sears
Sandy Sears

have been possible."
Larry Handfield, chairman of
the Public Health trust
"I aspire to be a better person
through passionate commit-
ment to my family and
mankind. To be disciplined in
carrying out goals and objec-
tives. More importantly, to be a
blessing to others as God has so
richly blessed me."
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Vice President Sandy Sears
"My New Year's resolution is
to spend more time working
with under served kids."
Jackie Davis, president, Black
Nurses Association Miami
"My focus this year is to
strengthen the organization
through extensive recruitment,
expanding our services within
the community, especially our
involvement with student nurs-
G. Alex Fraser, President
OneUnited Bank
"My New Year's resolution is
to make sure I get the most out
of every day."
Otis Davis, President, Retired
Police Officers Benevolent
Association, Inc.
"My resolution, and what is so
dear to my heart, is making
sure that the Black police
precinct museum is completed."
Charles "Chuck" Hood,
District Administrator, DCF
"My personal goals would
probably be working on getting

Andrea B. Trowers, M. D.
more exercise this year to lower
my blood pressure and spend-
ing more time in the word and
on prayer. Professionally, to
improve the permanency for
Elaine H. Black, Tools for
"My new year's resolution is,
to do anything I focus my mind
Heather Woolery-Lloyd, M. D.
"My resolution is to instill a
sense of giving into my young
family members."
Rachel Reeves, Miami Times
"My new year's resolution is
to make The Miami Times the
best Black newspaper in the

Groundbreaking in Little Haiti

The Haitian Bicentennial
Coordinating Committee held a
groundbreaking ceremony on
Jan. 1st to mark the start of the
renovation of Little Haiti's
Freedom Garden which will house

the 7 feet statue in honor of
Haitian Leader of Independence,
Toussaint L'Ouverture. Freedom
Garden is located at Northwest
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Caught in the middle

I am caught in the middle and
I don't like it. On one side of me
is my husband. Proud daddy of
three, he is. That one of those
three is an 18-year old girl with
what he thinks is far too much
freedom is giving the man fits.
On the other side of me is the
18 year old girl who, according
to her, has just the right
amount of freedom. That she is
a responsible college student
with good grades, does not use
drugs or alcohol. has a small
group of similarly responsilbe
college students as friends
should. according to her.
amount to her father and moth-
er trusting her not question-
Ing her actions.
Back to the other side. to my

husband, he of young age but
extremely old fashioned values
that say no self-respecting
young lady should party more
nights of the week than she
does not. No self-respecting
young lady should leave her
house after 9pm to go any-
where. No self-respecting young
lady has her friends contact her
exclusively via her cellphone, in
effect bypassing her parents.
especially her father
Having been employed in the
criminal justice system for
longer than his eldest has been
on the planet has shaped his
opinion of what happens during
Nliami's nighttine hours.
NMy husband has some very
good. \er\ valid. very under-

standable points.
Problem is, so does my
daughter. And here I am in the
My husband does not want to
accept that his daughter is a
sexual being. Not sexually
active, a sexual being. Someone
who will eventually act on the'
inherent sex drive that is char-
acteristic of human beings.
That she could possibly be hav-
ing sexual thoughts is some-
thing that is driving him
absolutely crazy. That guys
look at her and have sexual
thoughts is enough to have him
committed. The possibility that
she has had a sexual encounter
has taken his mind and
wrapped it into a tight, angry
knot that colors his perspective
regarding his child. She's going
out tonight must be going to
meet up with some dude. She's
wearing that outfit. must be
trying to impress some dude.
She's talking on the phone.
must be whispering sweet noth-
ings to some dude.

My daughter, is a young
woman /child trying to live in a
time very different from when
my husband and I were growing
up. She is trying to live during a
time where much of what sur-
rounds her says that the sum
total of young Black woman is
determined by how much skin
she bares, how well she "shakes
that thang" and how low she
can drop it. She is trying to live
during a time where young girls
are giving themselves to guys at
ridiculously young ages -
babies having babies as though
its a fad- derailing whatever
promise their tender lives held.
She is trying to enjoy her ado-
lescence during a time that
says enjoying adolescence is a
dangerous thing.
My daughter is an extremely
smart girl whose intelligence
extends beyond her books.
While I am certain being pri\vy
to all of her goings-o.n would
probably take me face to face
with stuff I'd rather not know. I
feel reasonably certain that my

27th Avenue corridor still on track

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open in 2013, three years ear-
lier than originally projected.
Bradley said all communities
will be effected one way or the
other, but the Black communi-
ty will not experience any
problems because of the other
corridors not being built in the
next 10-.20 years.
"Actually, it's not effecting
the Black community negative-
ly because the North corridor,
which I think is important to
the Black ,community, that
time frame has been pushed
up," Bradley said. "It has an
effect on all communities
because we may live one place
and we may work at another

place or we may go to different
events throughout the commu-
Bradley also quelled some
concerns that the North
Corridor may disrupt homes in
Black neighborhoods. He said
he has been to several commu-
nity meetings about the project
and the community is excited,
especially because efforts will
be made to minimize damage
done to Black ineiglhborhoods.
"Basically. we're e not running
it do\\n the middle of the street
anymore," Bradley said. "It's
not going to cause much dis-
ruption to the Black communi-C
ty because we're running it on
the side of the street."
The other two projects that
have been given the green light

are a line linking the
Earlington Heights stop with
the Miamni Intermodal Center.
which is, currently under con-
struction east of Miami
International Airport and an
East-West line that will run
from Florida International
University's : Tamiami campus
to the MIC station.
The Earlington Heights line
will cost 8260 million to com-
plete and will run for 2.3,
miles. The FIU line will cost
81.29 billion and will run for
20.5 miles. All three will be
completed ahead of their pro-,
jected dates in the 2002 pro-
posal. Bradley said the three
new corridors should be fin-
ished and operational by 2014.
Still, there is the question of

why, the miscalculations hap-
pened in the first place. To
make a long story short, it all
comes down to unrealistic pro-
jections .made by the former
transit director, Danny Alvarez
and the former County
Manager Steve Shiver.
By liberally estimating the
amount of matching' federal
funds, the pair overstated how
much money would be avail-
able to complete the'projects.
They also failed to mention the
high price of operating the
projects, which would have put
the long reach of their plan
completely out of reach.
Bradley says that is a mis-.
take he does not intend to
"Normally, what the federal

government will give you is
close to 8100 million a year
whether you've got one,. two or
three projects going on."'
Bradley said. "We're conserva-
tive and estimate whatwe're
getting from them right now to
be around $60 million a year.
So, even with that, we're con-
ser\ative with our estimates to
give a realistic figure on what
it would take to operate and
fund these corridors. but we
have to be diligent about get-
ting the federal funding and
getting the state participation
too and we're doing that."
Meanwhile. Bradley said the
other six projects that were
proposed in 2002 have not
gone away. He said while there
are no solid projections on

when those projects will: be
started or completed. his staff
is looking into making them a
reality as well.
He said once the three corri-
dors are completed and: run-
ning, his staff will look into
moving on the other projects.
"At that point, we can start
in 2017 with the additional
revenue that we have for the
planning and engineering of
the other corridors. It's just
that these are the corridors
that we are able to open up
first," Bradley said. "So, I
wouldn't say that the other
corridor commitments aren't
there, but it's going to push
them out some. I think the
commitment is definitely

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and Associates
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Help Us Keep Your Neighborhood Beautiful
By: Olga Espinosa, Director
Outreach and Education Division
Team Metro

Remembering Chilsolm

continued from 1A

when she ran for President of
the United States.
Chilsolm ran for president in
1972 in an underfunded cam-
paign. She eventually lost the
Democratic Party's nomination
to George McGovern who went
on to lose to Richard Nixon, but
not before winning 152 dele-
State Senator Larcenia
Bullard has a photo of Chilsolm
hanging above her desk in her

office. She said she felt "privi-
leged' to have been able to
spend time with her. She said
Chilsolm's importance to the
Black community mirrors that
of another famous figure in
Black history.
"I feel that the impact that she
had, in terms of the path to the
White House, the path to public
office, was equal to that of Rosa
Parks with the civil rights move-
ment," Bullard said. "She really,
truly made a dent in the politi-
cal process that should never be

No matter where you live, all residents have one thing in common -
they all want to reside in a clean and safe neighborhood. Although
our daily routine keeps us busy, we must all work together to make
this happen.

As an agency of Miami-Dade County, one of Team Metro's
responsibilities is enforcing Chapter 19 in the unincorporated areas
of the county. Among other things, this section of the Code
addresses overgrown lots and abandoned property, as well as junk
and trash on private property.

To be in compliance with Chapter 19, homeowners must maintain
their lawn below 12 inches in height. This standard also applies to
the grassy area adjacent to the sidewalk in front of your home.
Additionally, vacant lot owners are required to maintain their
property, as well as the adjacent public right-of-way, so that the grass
does not exceed 18 inches. Maintaining your lot, whether improved
or vacant, plays a key role in keeping your neighborhood beautiful.
Without a doubt, overgrowth draws rats, snakes, and other vermin
that can negatively affect the quality of life in the community.

Abandoned property such as vehicles, boats, recreational vehicles,
etc. cannot be stored on your property. When conducting an
inspection regarding abandoned property, an enforcement officer will
consider the following: Are there missing parts?; Is there overgrowth
surrounding the property that suggests that it has not moved in a long
time?; Are the tires flat?; What is the estimated salvage value of it? If
the item cannot perform its intended function, it is considered to be
junk and must be removed.

Another Chapter 19 violation that affects the look and quality of your
community is junk and trash. Property owners cannot accumulate

dilapidated appliances or equipment, mattresses, barrels, cans,
paper, beds, etc. on the property. Doing so not only affects the look
of the property, but the neighborhood as a whole.

First-time violators of Chapter 19 are issued a 14-day warning notice.
If the property owner fails to correct the violation, a $250 ticket is
issued and the owner is given another 14 days to comply and 30
days to pay the fine. If an individual disagrees with the ticket issued,
you have the option of appealing the citation and the County cannot
take any further action until the case is heard before a hearing
officer. Assuming an individual does not appeal the ticket and fails to
eliminate the violation, Miami-Dade County has the authority to have
the property cleared at the owner's expense. In addition, if the
ticket is not satisfied, penalties will accrue and a lien may be placed
on the property.

Repeat violators, those who have violated the same section of the
Code within the last 24 months, will be given an immediate ticket and
seven days to correct the violation or appeal the ticket. Ticket
amounts for repeat violators increase by $250 every time a ticket is
issued up to a maximum of $1,000. For instance, a second-time
offender would be issued a $500 ticket, while a third-time offender is
issued a $750 citation. Failure to cure the violation gives Miami-
Dade County the power to remove the violation at the owner's

You too can make a difference in the beautification of our
community by adhering to the guidelines outlined in Chapter 19. In
addition, you can help us help you by reporting potential violations to
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child handles herself well. She
has demonstrated to me
through her actions that she
uses decent judgement most of
the time.
That she and her cousin had
no qualms about calling me to
come pick them up from a party.
after they'd been there for twen-
ty minutes tells me that peers
cannot pressure her into doing
what doesn't feel right to her.
Apparently. the \wong kind of
crowd smoking the wrong kind
of substance was there and my
girls felt out of place. That she
was disappointed a few years
ago upon learning that one of
her peers became sexually
active at 15, tells me that her
values are sound. Our discus-
sions about the content of some
of the music \1deos she watch-
es tells me that she gets how
sexist and demeaning they real-
ly are. I'd rather she not watch
them at all, but I've learned to
choose my battles.
I have no doubt that a few
years from now. when she has

graduated college and settled
down, all of this drama
between her and her daddy will
make for some pretty interest-
ing reflections. My role as the
person in the middle is to see to
Being in the middle actually
isn 't all bad. I grew up without
my father so I am able to help
my daughter see how truly
blessed she is to not only have
one, but. to have one who
adores her,: wants the best for
her and is interested in her and
her life. I used to be a pretty
cute teenage girl w'ho made it
through college unscathed. so I
am able to help my husband
see that you can indeed live in
the world without being of it -
and that this too shall pass. ,
I am the wife and the mother
of these two awesome people
who are more alike than they
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no longer together, Hall said
Edwards has been there with
the rest of the family every day
to grieve.
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Events scheduled to celebrate Dr. MLK Holiday

A myriad of community
events are scheduled to take
place in January throughout
Miami-Dade County to cele-
brate the holiday which pays
homage of one of the country's
most ,well-known civil-rights
activists. Dr. Martin Luther
King. Jr.
From Florida City to County
Line Road, various groups and
organizations have planned

events to celebrate the birth of
Dr. King, who was assassinat-
ed on April 4; 1968. A partial.
listing of events follows:
Friday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Queen's Pageant at
Homestead Nliddle School, 650
N. \V. 2nd Ave. Homestead
For information contact
Beverly Brown 305-247-9306.
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 7:30

a.m. Fellowship Breakfast
sponsored by the West Perrine
Community Development
Corporation at Signature
Gardens. For ticket informa-
tion call 305-252-0129.
Friday, Jan; 14, 11 a.m-2 at 111 NW 1st Street,
Stephen P.' Clark '!Center.
Annual' observance of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. birth-
day sponsored by the Black

Affairs Advisory Board's Black
Heritage Planning Committee.
For information call 305-
Saturday, Jan. 15, 9:30 a.m.
at corner of SW 184th Street &
Homestead Ave. West Perrine
Community Development
Corporation Annual Dr.
Martin Luther King Parade.
For more information call 305-

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The MarriageMinistry continues

Minister Keith and Joanne Thornton

Ordination service held at

Pentecostal Church of God

The pastor and members of the 59th Street Pentecostal Church of
God are proud to announce Minister Keith Thornton being elevat-
ed to a higher call of Godly duty. On January 9, 2005. He is to be
ordained an Elder.
Come and witness this anointed event. 2295 N.W. 59 Street.
Bishop Robert Thornton is the pastor.

Starting Friday, Jan. 7 at 8
p.m., Pastor Terry Thomas will
continue ministering, (teaching)
on the institution of marriage.
"I want to teach you what God
says and how he feels about
This ministry will last approxi-
mately six weeks, Word of Truth,
1755 N.W. 78 Street, with certifi-
cates given at completion.
It doesn't matter if you are a
member, or if you are a member
of another church, you are still
welcome to come.
For more information, call 305-

Pastor Terry Thomas

Dr. M. L. King Interfaith service

Congratulations to our pastor
Richard P. Dunn II, on being se--
lected as speaker for the St. Lu-
cie County, Dr. Martin Luther
.King Interfaith Service, held on
Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 6
p.m. in Ft. Pierce, Fl.

You are invited to attend Sun-
day School at 8 a;m. and Wor-
ship Service at 9 a.m.,e\ery Sun-
day at the Omega Activity
Center, 15600 N.W. 42nd
Richard P. Dunn is the pastor.

New Birth hosts Stewardship Conference

It's a New Year and a new sea-
son to seek the Kingdom. Put
God first and stand on the prom-
ise that God will add bountifully
to your life! Get ready for every
dream and every desire to come
alive in 2005!
The New Birth Baptist Church
Cathedral of Faith International
will host a one day stewardship
conference on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
The Kingdom Agenda 2005
Stewardship Conference will fea-
ture Kingdom Wealth Classes
revealing fascinating Biblical
wealth building secrets from

nationally acclaimed
writings to include:
The Dream Giver, the
Jewish Phenomenon.
The Storehouse
Principle and How To
Win When The Odds
Are Against You.
Hear the prophetic
words of Bishop Victor
T. Curry, senior pas-
tor/teacher in the 7
p.m. worship service CU1
as he exhorts all to -
seek the kingdom of
God and boldly claim their inher-

itance. ,Don't miss this
power packed evening.
Continue your quest
-for economic empower-
ment by attending
classes every 3rd
Sunday at 5 pm at the
New Birth Baptist
Church Cathedral of
S Faith International.
Regular 3rd Sunday
classes include:. How to
RRY Open & Maintain A
-Bank Account, How To
Choose The Right
Insurance, How To Become A

Real Estate Investor. How To Buy
Stock. How To Manage Your
Time. Budgeting & Bill
Collectors. How To Prepare A
Simple Will, How To Start & Run
A Small Business. M&M (Money
& Me For Children Ages 6 to 10),
K & K (Kids and "Kash" For
Children Ages 11-17) and How
To Manage Your Health.
The Conference and classes
are free and open to the commu-
nity. All events will be held at
2300 NW 135th. Street. For
more information please call

Dr. Davis is a proud product of Liberty City

Dr. Kathryn E. :Davis,
Pharm. D is indeed a proud prod-
uct of Liberty City. Dr. Davis grad-
uated from the University of Miami
on Thursday, December 16, 2004,
with Master of Business and
Administration degree 'with a
Specialization in Health
Administration. During her gradu-
ate school studies, she was one of
the recipients of a Jacki Tuckfield
Scholarship. Dr. Davis is a 1988
graduate of Miami Northwestern
Senior High School where she
excelled in the Academic
Achievement Program and shined
in the marching band and concert

Upon graduating from "The
West", she went to New Orlean,
Louisiana to pursue a degree in
pharmacy where she earned a
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from
Xavier University of Louisiana.
Dr. Davis's mother is Gloria G.
Davis and her late father is John
H. Davis. 'They'are the inspira-
tion and my strength" said Ka-
thryn. My father was the owner
and operator of The Davis Print-
ery on Northwest 54th Street in
Liberty City which he purchased
in the early 1950's while he
maintained full time employment
as a skycap for Eastern Airlines.
"My mother, Gloria G. Davis, a

Dr. Kathryn E. Davis

retired educator, has been an-ed-
ucator within the Dade County
Public School System as well as
the Detroit Public School system
for over 30 years."
If it had not' been for the love,
strength, support and encourage-
ment of my mother, father,
grandparents, and the support of
all my professors, I might not
have had the endurance to have
traveled so far. I thank God for
my family, my success and my
health and strength so that I may
continue to grow and be of assis-
tance to the youth of the commu-
nity as well as an asset to the com-
munity of health care providers."

The Celebration and Blessing
of the Civil Marriage of Lorna
Lightbourn Foster, M.D. and
Carlos Baxter Marino was held
Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 2
p.m. at the Historic St. Agnes'
Episcopal Church. The Reverend
Canon Richard Marquess Barry,
rector and pastor, served as the
officiant with the Rev. Shedrick
Gilbert, assisting. The traditional
wedding music from Bach,
Handel and Mendelssohn rang
throughout the church as the
organist and harpist accentuat-
ed the melodious tunes.
SThe bride is the lovely daugh-
ter of Dr. Rosebud Lightbourn
Foster of Miamni and Harris E.
Foster, Sr. of Crete. Illinois. She
Is the maternal granddaughter of
Mrs, Dorothy Dames
Lightbourn, a pioneer Miamian.
The groom is the handsome son
of Mrs. Eleanor Marino Laidler
and Baxter Marino of Detroit,
Dr. Harris E. Foster, Jr. (the

bride's brother) of Woodbrldge,
Connecticut, presented her in
marriage and Mrs. Sheila Rose
Foster, Esq. (the bride's sister) of
New York City, served as, the
maid of honor. The groom's
brother, Darrel C. Marino of
Detroit, Michigan, served as the
best man.
A resplendent reception fol-
lowed the ceremony at the Hotel
InterContinental Miami in the
elegarit Chopin Room that was
embellished with roses and
sparkling candlelights. One of
the highlights of the reception
was the traditional Bahamian
music from "The Bahamas
.Junkanoo of Miami."
Following the wedding recep-
tion, the couple cruised to the
Bahamas to enjoy their week
long honeymoon. The exquisite
wedding was coordinated and
directed by Ms. Maud P.
Newbold,, former society colum-
nist for The Miami Times.
Please turn to WEDDING 6B

Breast Cancer Survivors Mass Choir on tour

By Gigi Tinsley

Staying free of cancer is certainly some-
thing worth singing about," says Carol
Hagins, a married 56-year-old breast cancer.
survivor and mother of two, a native of New
Jersey, who now resides in Atlanta. Carol
joins her voice with 80 other breast cancer
survivors in the Metropolitan Atlanta Breast
Cancer Survivors Mass Choir to sing a mes-
sage of inspiration to women with breast
cancer. "We've all been through the darkness
and pain of--breast cancer. We share that.
But we also share the glory of healing, of
enjoying a new life together. I'm not alone in
fighting cancer. We're all surviving and

singing about surviving together."
The mission of the Choir is to uplift those
surviving the disease, remember those lost to
the disease, and prove there is life after a
cancer diagnosis.
Through the choir, these breast cancer
survivors women ranging in ages from 32
to 86 have taken their message of hope
and survival across the nation. "We're always
on the road these days," exclaims Carol. "For
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we were in
Orlando. Then we went to Washington, D.C.,
for a fundraiser for cancer research. From
there, we were back home to sing the nation-
al anthem at the game between Atlanta
Hawks vs. Miami Heat and to perform at the
Atlanta Symphony Hall. We sang in Atlanta
for the lighting of the Christmas tree." And,

we also performed in San Antonio, TX in
"With all these performances, we're hoping
to let Black women and all women know that
there's hope today. It's also a message I want
to keep sharing with my son and daughter,
because telling them I had breast cancer was
without a doubt the most painful thing of
all," says Carol. A diagnosis of breast can-
cer isn't a sign of death any more. We sing
about surviving and about living another
day to sing."
The Avon Foundation is the proud spon-
sor of the Metropolitan Atlanta Breast
Cancer Survivors Mass Choir. To learn more
about the choir, contact Nichole Hancock,
Choir Chairlady at 404-778-1346 or
Please turn to SURVIVORS 2B

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Bridget "Rize" Jones

Producing songs her passion

Eighty breast cancer survivors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Breast Cancer Survivors Mass Choir have something to sing about. Their mission is
to uplift those surviving the disease, remember those lost to the disease and prove there is life after a cancer diagnosis.

By Gigi Tinsley

From the tender age of ten,
this aspiring record produc-
er/songwriter, called "Rize" by
family members and friends,
has been eagerly interested in
the art of poetry. In her own
words, "Poetry is not Just a
hobby, it's a passionate part of
my life."
Her real name is Bridget
Jones, but she had a perpetu-
al dream of this name and
everywhere she went, some-
how she saw the word, rise,
heard the word repeated and
knew, it had to be hers. She
said, "Somehow the name just
Rize lives with her parents,
George and Jacqueline Jones
in Miami Gardens area where
she is very active. She attends

Miami Carol City Senior High
school and is a tenth grade
honor student. It's always
humorous to her family when
coworkers or friends read her
poetry. Their response is usu-
ally, "Are you sure she's only
Rize has recently finished
her first anthology of poems
that is scheduled to go to the
press in a few months. She has
a vision of owning the greatest
recording studio in the world
and showcasing the most tal-
ented artists around the globe.
"My goal is to completely revo-
lutionize the world through
music and poetry. That's the
reason behind my career
choice. I feel that people in my
generation, younger and those
beyond, can communicate
through music and they
understand my purpose."
Please turn to JONES 2B

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Baxter Marino

Lorna L. Foster weds

Carlos B. Marino

2B The Miami Times, January 5-11, 2005

A needle without an eye

Happy New Year!
Well we have stepped onto the
stairway of this another New Year
and no doubt many individuals
have made fantastic resolutions;
from losing weight to gaining
weight, getting married to trying
to get out of marriage, staying on
the job to finding new jobs or for
some the choice of relocation,
with wages in the mind.
Whatever your resolution may be
this year, please don't choose a
needle without eye!
Over the Christmas holiday I
had the awesome pleasure of
conversing with one of my spiri-
tual sons. This is a young man


whom I have prayed with, coun-
seled with, contributed to, sup-
ported, and in one instance even
got out of a very serious false
accusation. This is a young man
who loves the Lord uncompro-
misingly He's single and desires
the right mate.
In the midst of our conversa-
tion, he asked a very interesting
question concerning a dream he
had some time ago, which sur-
rounded a beautiful lady suppos-
edly from Washington. His ques-
tion to me was, what should he
do, search for the girl of his
dream or wait on the Lord to
deliver? As a good father to a son,


Triumphing Jesus Christ
Faith Holiness Church, Ruby
White, pastor, invites the public
to their annual revival, Jan. 4-7,
8 nightly.

The Baptist Women's
Council of Greater Miami and
Vicinity will meet at the
'Memorial Temple M.B. Church

on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. for
details call 305-633-3475.

New Bethel Temple Church's
Board members \\-ll have a
yard sale on Jan. 8, beginning
8 a.m. Call 305-620-7135 for
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Martin Memorial A.M.E.

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

my advice to him was to beware
of a needle without an eye.
By now many of you may be
wondering what does the term
needle without an eye mean.
Some of you may have heard it
before, but whatever side of the
coin you may find yourself let's
continue to the end. The bible
gives a very moving account of a
young single guy, very clever,
very strong, no doubt handsome
and if we were to use today's
slang, he could be described as a
"soldier!" This young man's name
was Jacob, which when inter-
preted meant supplanter or
trickster. Jacob tricked his
brother, tricked his father and
then got tricked when he chose a
needle without an eye!
In Genesis 29 verses 16-25
(Amplified version) it reads, now
Laban. had two daughters; the
name of the elder was Leah, and
the name of the younger was
Rachel. Leah's eyes were weak

Church, Richmond Heights,
Rev. Pearce Ewing, Sr., pastor,
invites the community to their
revival, Change Your Life,
Monday, Jan. 10 12 at 7:30
nightly. Call 305-257-6232 for

Soul Saving Station for
Every Nation of the Christ
Crusaders, Women Dept. pres-
ents Women Coming Alive in
2005, Thursday, Jan. 13 14 at'
7:30. nightly. Call 305-688-

and dull looking, but Rachel was
beautiful and attractive and
Jacob loved Rachel. So he said, I
will work for you for seven years
for Rachel, your younger daugh-
ter. Then Laban said, it is better
that I give her to you than anoth-
er man, stay with me. Then
Jacob served seven years for
Rachel; and they seemed to him
but a few days, because of the
love he had for her.
Finally, Jacob said to Laban,
give me my wife, for my time is
completed, so that I may take her
to me. Then Laban gathered
together all the men of the place,
and made a feast with drinking,
but when night came he took
Leah his daughter and brought
her to Jacob, who had inter-
course with her. Then Laban
gave Zilpah his handmaid to his
datighter Leah to be her maid,
but in the morning Jacob saw his
wife, and behold it was Leah! And
he said to Laban, what is this you

4543 for details.
Masjid Al-Ansar's Clara
Mohammed School presents
the Florida Conference of
Muslim Americans Gala
Dinner/Awards banquet on
Saturday, Jan. 15 at Florida
Memorial College. For tickets or
more information call 305-790-,
4445 or 305-757-8741.
Youth Crusade Deliverance
Church invites the public to

have done to me? Did I not work
all these seven years for Rachel?
Why then have you deceived and
cheated and thrown me down
like this?
- A needle without an eye by
now you may have guessed that
this is a term often used in years
past by older folks, mainly par-
ents as they would warn their.
children against choosing rela-
tion after relation and most of
them based solely on how a per-
son looked. Before accepting
Christ as my Lord, I chose rela-
tion after relation and I would
often recall my mother's voice
saying, "boy if you don't stop; one
day you will choose a needle
without an eye!"
This term has stayed with me
over the years and thanks be to
God; He rescued me before I had
truly chosen a needle without
eye! Today God has blessed me
with an angel in disguise as my
wife! What was the key? What

their third annual- Evangelistic
Extravaganza. Services nightly
at 8. Call 305-625-8266 for
Highway To Life Ministry,
Elder Derrick Taylor, pastor, will
host their first revival Jan. 20,
7:30 p.m. at the El Palacio
Chosen Vessels of Jesus
Christ Ministries' of Bethel
Apostolic Temple will host an

did I do, what was my suggestion
to my spiritual son and whai
would I share with those of yoL
who God has rescued and now
you desire companionship. Well,
this is what I said to my spiritu-
al son and you may choose
whether or not to adopt it fo:
yourself. List five things in writ-
ing, in their order of importance
to you which you desire in your
mate and tell God about your
list, don't deviate from the list!
As a matter of fact I reminded my
spiritual son of his statement to'
me as he prepared to do his
Christmas shopping, he wanted
to purchase a few shirts; he was
very particular as to the type,
color, style, texture, sleeve
length and price range of the
shirts which he desired. I then
asked him shouldn't he be even
more particular with a decision
as serious as a lifelong mate?
"In your singleness don't settle
for substitutes; stick to the list!"

Issues of Life Conference,
Saturday, Feb. 19 at 6 p,m. For
details call 305-458-1997 or

Send your church
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, email to
om or mail to 900 NW 54th
Street, Miami, 33127-1818.
For further information, call
GiGi Tinsley at 305-694-6216.


Comn Calenda

The Performing Arts Center
Trust, Inc. is soliciting nomina-
tions for appointments to the
Performing Arts Center Trust
Board of Directors. Send
resumes to Miami Performing
Arts Center. Deadline: 4 p.m. on
Friday, Jan. 7.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority,
Inc. Gamma Delta Sigma
Chapter invites you to their
annual Prayer Breakfast, Jan. 8
at 9 a.m. at the Wyndham Hotel
- Miami Airport. For more infor-
mation, call 305-726-8364.
Hollywood Parks, Recreation
& Cultural Arts, and the Dr.,
MLK, 'Jr. Planning Committee"
are co-producing the Dr. MLK,
Jr. Celebration that will be held,
Jan. 14-16. At the Friday, Jan.
14, evening gala the speaker
will be Yolanda King, Dr. King's'
oldest child.
Opa-locka presents the Dr.
MLK, Jr. Parade and Memorial
Walk, Saturday, Jan. 15 at 9
a.m. The march begins at the
Cultural Arts Center. For more
details call 305-688-4611.

The Richmond Heights
Crime Watch will host its first

raffle of a 19" TV, Jan. 15.
Proceeds will help fund pro-
grams for youth in the
"Heights." For more information,
call 305-232-2209.
Parents of Murdered
Children will have their month-
ly meeting at Mt. Claire Holiness
Church Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. For
more information call 786-380-
2855 or 786-990-7779.
******* *
All Together Now A free
community sing-along
Saturday, Jan. 22 11:30 a.m. -.
12:30 p.m. West Kendall
Regional Library 10201
Hammocks Blvd. Admission:
Fre ., "
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Beta Tau Zeta Chapter of
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will host
its second annual Choir
Extravaganza, Saturday, Jan.
22 at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist
Church of Bunche Park. For
details contact any Zeta Soror.

Run for the Homeless in the
Tropical 5K, sponsored by the
Great Florida Bank, Saturday,
Jan. 29. To register call 305-
329-3042 or go to www.runmia-

The McIntyre Institute, spe-
cializing in Liturgical Dance are
now accepting applications for
their Spring academic term.
Ages 6 to mature adults are
accepted. Call 305-628-8920.
The Miami-Dade Retired &
Senior Volunteer Program
(RSVP) is looking for volunteers
55 and older to be mentors and
teacher's aides, office assistants
and more. For more details, call

Model City Homeowners, a
new community center is in
your area come and get involved.
Meetings at Carrie P. Meek
Senior & Cultural Center.
Herschel L. Haynes, chairman,
World heritage is seeking
families, couples or single par-
ents who are adventurous, car-
ing and fun-loving to host a
high-school-aged foreign
exchange student for a year. Call
1-800-888-9040; for details
Community Partnership for
homeless needs your help to
provide the things that homeless
families and children need. i.e.:
baby clothing, bassinets and
diapers, pillows, towels, mat-
tress covers and underwear for
men, women and children. To
donate, call 305-329-3030.

Breast cancer survivors sing for life

continued from 1B

In her own words Tips from
Carol Hagins, 56 year-old
Breast Cancer Survivor.
Do self-exam of your breasts
every month.
If you're menstruating, do it
immediately after your period.
If you're menopausal, choose
the same day each
month"When I had my period, I
definitely had a routine. But,
once I became menopausal, it
was difficult to remember. So, I
finally chose one day the 17th
- on which to do my self-exam
each and every month," said
Beginning at age 40, get a
mammography every year.
Follow up on results of self-

exam or mammography.
I didn't go back for a follow-
up when my doctors first told
me they saw something suspi-
cious. They had told me that
before and I never followed up
in the past, so why do it now?
That was a, big mistake.
Establish and maintain social
connections with family,
friends, and organizations for
If you tend to forget to do your
self-exam or to get your mam-
mogram, ask others to remind
Remember you don't have to
go it alone. Ask for support.
You'll be surprised at how many
people will offer it to you. The
more support you have, the bet-
ter. My husband and daughter
went with me for my
chemotherapy treatments. My

sister was a big support; always
there to lift my spirits. Arid. I
could hardly wait for my
chemotherapy to end, so that I
could go to New Jersey w here I
grew up to be with my sister
and other family and friends.
Their continued support means
so much.
Seek the .best treatment for
you and keep hope alive.
I think hope is the most
important thing. I pray real
hard. believe in my medica-
tions, too. I'm just not ready to
give up. My husband's aunt in
North Carolina only told me
recently that when she learned
of my cancer diagnosis five
years ago, she announced it at
her church and asked for hun-
dreds to pray for me. I know
that prayer and my medications
made a difference.

CHARLEE of Dade County,
Inc. is seeking foster and adop-
tive parents for preteens and
teenagers. If you want to make a
difference in the life of a child.
call 305-665-7365.

Kappa Alpha Psi, Richmond-
Perrine Alumni Chapter will
host their annual Sweetheart
Dinner/Dance on Saturday,
Feb. 12 at the Mlccousukee
Resort at 7:30 p.m. Call 305-
772-6745, for more details.
The City of Hollywood's
major events for Feb.: Mondays,
Theater Under the Stars, Easy
Listening & Dancing; Tuesdays,
Dancing in the Moonlight;

Wednesday, On the Broadwalk;
7:30 -.9 p.m., weather permit-
ting, all free. Call 954-921-3404.

Class Meetings

The Florida Chapter of the
Townsend Harris High School
(NY) Alumni Assn. will have
their annual Luncheon Reunion
at the Boca Raton Marriott
Hotel, 11:3- a.m., Sunday, Jan.
16. For more information, call
Miami Carol City Senior
High School needs students,
parents, and community mem-
bers to assist in developing their
five-year, self-study, accredita-
tion plan. Meetings will be held

at the school every third
Wednesday of the month, 2:40
Miami Edison Senior High
School Class of 1995 will meet
every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
in the school's auditorium at 6
p.m. For more information,
call 305-776-6900 or 786-897-

Send your community event
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, e-mail to
om or mail to 900 NW 54th
Street, Miami, 33127-1818.
For further information, call
GiGi Tinsley at 305-694-6216.

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Even though Rize is still in her
teens, her mother says, she is
already working towards her
goal. "She realizes the hardships
in front of her," said Mrs. Jones.
"I constantly remind her, your
roads may have bumps and
cracks and may appear endless,
but after you reach your desti-
nation you will realize that all
'you went through was worth it
She has written hundreds of
poems and is a writer for the

Drum Beat Newsletter, pub-
lished by The African Heritage
Cultural Art Center. She also,
serves as a volunteer teacher
assistant at the center for the
Summer Arts and Crafts pro-
gram and has volunteered for
numerous political campaigns.
She is a member of Jesus People
Ministries International Church,
Miami-Dade Community
College Music Youth Impact,
Entertainment Student
Association, Miami Carol City
High School Literary Arts Club,
Bible Club, African Sisterhood
Club and Youth Crime Watch

Rize has won numerous
awards and accolades includ-
ing winning a first prize trophy
in the City of Miami Idol Talent
Search Finalist 2004; trophy at
the Jazz and Poetry by
Candlelight event, May 2004;
and a Certificates of
Appreciation from Miami-Dade
Corrections and Rehabilitation
Department, 2003/04.
Rize believes in the power of
prayer and wants everyone to
know that true' success only
comes from God. "In every
thing I do, I put God first," Rize

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Many of Miami's homeless are children

When caring for 700 homeless
people daily and 200 of them are
children, their needs can be
overwhelming. Community
Partnership for Homeless needs
your help to provide some of the
things that families and children
need. They currently need baby
clothing, bassinets and diapers.
Families that become homeless
are at a terrible risk of not stay-
ing together or never returning to
place of their own to live. First
they need a clean safe place to
live where they can remain
together as a family and they are
provided everyday needs such as
baby clothing, bassinets and dia-
pers until they can once again
provide for themselves.
Community Partnership, a
nationally recognized model,
provides individual case man-
agement, health care, counsel-
ing, daycare, life-skills training
and much more in our compre-

hensive approach to assisting
the homeless. In the last ten
years we have successfully
assisted over 22,251 homeless
persons of the streets of Miami
and helped them attain greater
stability and self-sufficiency.
Community Partnership for
Homelessness would like for the
public to know how they help
homeless individuals and fami-
lies. for Community Partnership
for Homeless to continue to pro-
vide for individuals and families
with items such as baby cloth-
ing, bassinets and diapers.
Community Partnership for
Homeless is a non-profit organi-
zation whole public- private part-
nership with the Miami-Dade
county Homeless Trust is com-
mitted to helping implement the
Community Homeless Plan. This
plan is a creative and innovative
alternative to the soup kitchen
approach often used by today's

homeless shelters. The
Community Homeless Plan con-
sists of three phases within the
continuum of care:
temporary/emergency care, pri-
mary care, and advanced care to
help the homeless return to soci-
ety's mainstream.
Homeless families enter the
first phase of continuum when
they enter one of two Homeless
Assistance Centers in Miami-
Dade county run by community
Partnership for the Homeless.
These centers act as a one-stop
temporary care entry point that
provides food, shelter, case man-
agement, health care, job train-
ing, day care and other assis-
tance for single men, women and
Call with your donations of
baby clothing, bassinets and dia-
pers to Community Partnership
for Homeless at 305-329--3030
or visit

Church revival

at Tabernacle

of Deliverance

Pastor Brian Gregory from
Melbourne Florida, will be in
revival on January 12th
through 14th with pastor
Sarah Person at Tabernacle
of Deliverance Worship
Center, located at 1945 N.W.
75 Street. Pastor Gregory's
Overseer is Rev. Mark
Chironna and he is a motiva-
tor, encourager, a physician
of the heart, who is commit-
ted to leading the body of
Christ into green pastures.
His mandate is to reach the
lost, bring people of God
together, and to challenge
them to reach higher, go
deeper and endeavor to touch
the heart of God.
Please come out and join
Pastor Sarah Person this
week, as the man of God
pushes you into your
prophetic destiny. Remember
this is the season and year of
favor, This is a revival you
don't want to miss.
For further information,
please contact 305-836-

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IHeed the word of GoI

Heed the word of God

We can change, for the bet-
ter, if we heed the word of
God has been good to all of
us. He has blessed us
immensely and some of us
have shown our appreciation
by continuing to do the best
we can towards people every-
where. But too many have not
been appreciative.
We have survived 2004 and
have been given another
opportunity to change our
approach and direction. If we
were selfish and unkind, we
now have a chance to be
unselfish and kind to family,
friends, coworkers, acquain-
tances and even strangers.

It is written in God's word
that "vengeance is mine."
When someone does some-
thing mean to you, do not
scheme or plot to "get back at
them." God, with his omnipo-
tent power, will right all the
wrong done to you if you do
according to his instructions.
"Love those who despitefully
use you." Hard to do? Yes it is
but, it can be done. Your
prayer-life must be in order.
When if -is in order, you will
get all the strength you need
to stay on page
He admonishes all of us, to
right those wrongs we have
done and have control over
and to try to reconcile with

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

those individuals we might
have alienated. To even go to
those that were wrong in their
actions towards us. Go to
them with a humble spirit and
in most instances, they will
feel your sincerity and accept
your apology.
In all situations, first, go to
God in prayer. Make no deci-
sions on your own. Proverbs
3:6 tells us, "In everything you
do, put God first, and he will
direct your path and crown
your efforts with success."
Those things and situations
we have no control over we
must leave in the hands of the
Lord and he will take care of
them. Guaranteed!
God is most gracious and
merciful. More than 2,000
years ago. mankind did not
live under the Law. They made
a mess of everything, so much
so, God had to decide if he
would destroy the world,
again as he had done with the
flood. His final decision was to
send his only son to earth to

show mankind that righteous-
ness can be a way of life and is
not an abstract.
God also warned us that in
the next destruction of the
world, it will not be destroyed
by water but "will be by fire."
At the writing of this column,
the people in Asia Banda
Aceh, Indonesia, Telwatta, Sri
Lanka and surrounding areas
- have already lost 117,000
persons to the earthquake and
tsunami (a wall of water
about 30 feet high). When this
was happening, some of them
must have felt that the world
was ending. But the next time
must be by fire.
Most of us don't like to be
too warm, even on a sunny
day. How horrific to think
how it will be for those who
will be in the center of an eter-
nal fire?
Many individuals, who do
not follow God's rules and
instructions are folk some
people classify as being intelli-
gent, successful and hip.

When in fact, they are igno-
rant, spiritually dead and piti-
You only need to stop and
look around to fully realize
that there is a God. If you still
don't believe there is, who
made the sky, sun, moon,
stars, your mother, father and
you? How can the atmospher-
ic forces hang up there with-
out scaffolds or support? Who
made the seasons? God did.
No one has been able to
change or stop them from
coming, even though many
have tried to no avail. Who
gave the gift of life? God did.
And no matter how many test-
tube babies are produce, no
-one can do what God has done
- give life.
If we had no other facts but
these, they should be enough
evidence for any sane person
to conclude, there is a God.
In addition to being gracious
and merciful, God is also one
of wrath. When his patience
wears out, he gives us what

we need and deserve:' trou-
bles, troubles and more trou-
bles. Sometimes, it is even
unto death.
It amazes me to hear people
constantly say, "Satan has
attacked my body," or
"Everything is going wrong
and I don't know why." We
tend to give so much credit to
the devil and seemingly think
that God, Jesus Christ and
the Holy Spirit are ignorant.
We must understand that
when the Lord gets tired of our
foolishness, he allows all
kinds of things to happen to
We must change for the bet-
We cannot go on with our
morally depleted, disrespect-
ful, selfish, dishonest lives.
And the only way to change,
these negatives, is to ask God
into our lives and allow Him to
order our steps and direct our
Have a great week and
Happy New Year!

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/Determined Disciples, Inc .'
P.O. Box 3682
Hollywood, FL 33081
Your Online Community Church
Weekly Bible quiz with prize
Christian singles message board
Christian teens message board
Online audio messages
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Order of Services:
Sunday School ............9:45am
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7:45am 11:45am
Bible Study tuesday
10 am & 8:00pm
Prayer Meeting tuesday 7pm

RIev. Drjimmi L. Brown,
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5722 S. Flamingo Road, #171
Cooper City, FL 33330
954-432-8535 Fax: 954-434-4991

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:Jordin Grove MissionarV / Liberti City Church lount Sinai N.B. Church
Baptist Church of Christ Miami, Inc.
5946 N.W. 12 Ave. 1263 N.W. 67th Street, Miami, FL 33147 698 NW 47th Terrace
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 751-9323 305-836-4555 Miami, FL 33127
305-751-5846 Fax: 305-751-7126
Order of Services: Order of Services: 305751-5846 Fax: 305-7517126
Ejl, .'...p ,m,. Sunday Moming. 8am Order of Services:
NBi i : .T. Snld. S -. ..... ............10am
NuB I e n. S:und enc. .............1am i.. Mo i................7:30 a.m.
\ :,r. Il p .1 ) ,i~nSur.r- E ernw,. ...............6pm ,.,.,:, School...................9:30 a.m.
V r r q',lh.. I I M .,n r E c llenr, ..........7:30pm r Worship...............1I a.m.
Mission and Bible Cla. Tuc. Bible ( l-i~. ..........7:30pm
T 1 ; ':. : Thur, Fello hp ............ 10am T... ....Bible Stdy........ p.m.
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SNew Christ Tabernacle
Missionary Baptist Church
8400 N.W. 24th Avenue
Miami, FL 33147
305-302-5900 Fax: 305-836-7727

Order of Services:
Sunday School............9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11 a.m.
Wed. Day Prayer............... 12 p.m.
Wed. Bible Sudy/Prayer.......7:30 p.m.

/New St. Mary's Missionary
Baptist Church
1550 N.E. 152nd Terrace
305-956-5888 Fax# 305-956.7888
S- Order of Services:
Sunday School........9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship.......11 a.m.
Evening Service...........6 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Class
7 8:30 p.m. Qri~id, {3~O/op..ei.5oriee~aese/eoeorjilm

/" Revival Tabernacle -'
Assembly of God
2085 N.W. 97th Street
Miami, FL 33147
S Order of Services:
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship.....10:45 a.m.
SMon.-Living Branch..7:30 p.m.
Tues.-Youth-...............7:30 p.m.
Rangers.....7:30 p.m.
Friday-Prayer Meeting...8 p.m.

STrinity Faith Tabernacle\
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4" Street, Homestead 33136
Order of Services:
Sunday School...........10:30 a.m.
Sun. Morning Servs......12 p.m.
Evening Worship Serv.....6 p.m.
Tuesday "Youth Night"....8 p.m.
SWed. "Noon Day Prayer"....12 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study.....8 p.m.
Thursday Niglt "Covington Bible
College..........6-10 p.m.

/ New Harvest Missionary
Baptist Church
12145 N.W. 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167
Order of Services:
E ". I c...ig Worship...lsl& 3rd Sun.
I --..,- rship .............. 10:30 a.m.
i, Ministry ..... p.m.
S.-.., i., % .ce ...................7:30 p.m .
.. ,. [..,j ............................8 p.m .
Ihll. I.,.I hool..................9 .m .
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/New Hope Missionary\
21801 S.W. 118 Court,
Gould FL 33170
OQ r ur-fA ic Ir, i

3ul Sll ri l 7.i 7pm
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/ New Vision For Christ \ / Our Father's House of-
Ministries Prayer Ministries Church
130 N 3982 N.W. 167th Street
13650 N.E. 10'" Avenue 305-624-2888
305-899-7224 305-624-2888
Order of Services:
Order of Services: Siin W.or]iip I, ii, "pm
Early Sunday Worship...7:30 am S,.... ., l I ,i nn
Sunday School ...............9:30 am Tc. P 1:.,:, B .LI s J., 12' p .
#. .. SumdayMorningWor3hipU1100am T-i,,-. Pr,,,,.b J, r.'.
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm
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Wednesday Bible Study 7:30 pmoveme Eter, -sel i',.i.' I Siiil Loii
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/St. John Baptist Church-
1328 N.W. 3d Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821

Order of Services:
Early Sunday
i,..i Worship .......7:30 am
,ii...I.,, School ..........9:30 am
Ii,., ,ig Worship ...11:00 am
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F- ,:,.3 Worship .....7:00 pm
I r ._l c,, ........(Tues.) 7:00 pm

/ Victory on the Rock
Ministries, Inc.
1235 N.W. 103rd Street
Miami, FL 33147
305-333-3144 / 305-343-5973

SOrder of Services:
Sumnday Morning............9 a.m.
Tuesday Night Bible Study
7 p.n.

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St. Luke Missionary Baptist
1790 N.W. 55th Street, Miami, FL 33142
Order of Services:
Early Morning Worship.7:30am
Sunday School ............9:30am
Morning Worship .....11:00am
Prayer Meeting ............7:30pm
Bible Study ..................8:00pm

/ Victory Over Darkness
Baptist Church
Outreach Ministries
1162 N.W. 61st Street, Miami, FL 33127
Order of Services:
......I ....... ...1 0 a.m.
1'. .. Sun......lI a.m.
I', .... :,i ,. ,I,1 /Tuesday...7 p.m .
01. I* .. Ved.....:...12 p.m.
S-I Enrichment
Frd .. ......... 7 p.m.
Rev.Auh~y Mrle

/Genuine Love Internationalt
Family Ministries Inc.
4859 N.W. 183" Street

Order of Services
Sun. Worship Service 10:30 a.i.
[1 WedJ N,...nJ... Pi a.,ei 2 p.m.
d 'A P S ,e 3,o p.m.
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K/ Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptisi Church
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
305-759-8226 Fax: 305-759-0528

Order of Services:
Mon. thru Fri. Noon Day Prayer
Bible Study...Thurs.....7 p.m.
Sunday Worship...7-11 a.m.
Sunday School.......9:30 a.m.

/ -New Hope Missionary-
Baptist Church
Services held at
1881 N.W. 103" St., Miami, FL 33147
Order of Services:
6 .nl. Prayer.......Sunday
7:3al ni 10:45 nnam

/Peaceful Zion Missionary\
Baptist Ch Srchool/Otiellaaio

2400 N.W 6 Street, Miami, FL 33147

(305) 836-1495
Order of Services;
Early Morning Services
Moday-(2,3,4,5 Sunday..... p.m.

Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(WTuesd ay........... 7:30 p.m .

/ TPeaeful Zion Missionary '
Baptist Church
172 3 N.W. 68 Street, Miami, FL 33136
(305) 836-1495

Fax 305-573-4060*Fax 305-255-8549
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
Sunday School ...........9:45 am
Morning Service ..... 11:0 am
Communion Service
(Thurs. before I Sunday) 7:30 pin

Prayer Meeting/Bible Study

Feeding Missionary. am.

Wed. Bible Stidy/Prayer.6:30 pim.

K" Word of Faith >
Christian Center
12370 N.W. Street, Miami, FL 33136
Church 305-836-9081
Fax 305.573-4060eFax 305-255-8549
Order of Services:
Sunday School........... 10 :45 a.m.
Sun. Morning Servsc...... I a.m.
4'" Sun....BTU.... 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Tuesdy......Bible Study
Feeding Ministry...... S m.
~ 1 Wed. Bible Study/Prayer..6:30 p.m.
Th rs. Outreach Ministry....6:.0 p.m

/ Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 NNW. 87' Street, Miami, FL 33136

Order of Services-
i,,,, lay Morning Services
5-,, I / School ............. 10a.m.
\V,, I,, Service ............ I Ia.lm.
1.: ,I ,y Bible Suidy.......8 p.m.
rl9,,, .i ,, Prayer Service.......8 p.m.

/ Brownsville
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-63J-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services

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/Greater Love Missionary\
Baptist Church
18200 N.W. 22"d Ave.
Miami, FL 33056
SOrder of Services:
Early Morning Worship 8:00 am
Morning Worship ...10:30 am
Bible Study ...........7:00 pm
New Member Orientation 6:45 p.m.
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/Christian HillAME Churchi
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday School...................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........11 a.m.
Free Golf Every 2" & 4* Sunday .........4:00p:m.'
Don Shula's Golf Course

/J' Greater St. James -
Missionary Baptist Church
4875 N.W. 2"d Ave.
Order of Services-
Sun. Church School..........9:30 a.m.
Sun. Morning a.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry.......6 p.m.
Wed. Day Prayer & Fasting
ir,,1 ,- ,cc ..-- Prayer..7:30 p.m.
.E. ..,. P.):,ohOled...8:10p.m.
F.- i., ji !..iTm Old Family Altar
SXi. Picp tor Sunday

New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

2300 NW 135th Street
Miami, FL 33167
Order of Services
Sun. Worship........7 a.m.,
11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Sun. School.......9:30 a.m.
Tues.(Bible Study)..........6:45pm
Wed. (Bible Study).....10:30 a.m.

'ew Providence M.B. Church
760 N.W. 53" St.
Miami, FL 33127
305-758-0922 Fax# 759-5030
Order of Services:
Early Morning Worship 7:30am
Sunday School ..:.......9:30 am
Morning Worship.....11:00 am
Bible Study/
Prayer Meeting
Tuesday ...............7:00 pm


Order of Services
Sun. Worship........8 a.m.
Wed. (Bible Study).........7 p.m.
1 (800) 254-NBBC
Fax: 305-685-0705


/New Shiloh M.B. Church>
1350 N.W.95'" Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:
Early Moming Worship 7:30 am
Sunday Church School 9:30 am
,' Morning Worship ...11:00 am
Tuesday Bible Class 7:00 pm
Wed.Worship Service 8:00pm
Radio Broadcast
Sat. 5:30 am
Sun. 7:00 am

Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56thAvenue Hollywood, FL 33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Bible Study ............. 9:00 a.m.
.Morning Worship ............. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
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" The Church of the >
Kingdom of God, Ext. 11
2933 N.W. 170th Street,
Miami Gardens, FL 33055
Order of Services:
Sunday School ..........9:45 a.m.
Sun. Moing Service... 11:30 a.m.
Bible Teaching and Prayer Service
Tuesday ................... 7:30 p.m.
Worship/Evangelistic Service
Thursday.......7:30 p.m ,

/ Word of Truth
1755 N.W. 78"' Street
Miami, FL 33147
Fax: 305-694-9105


Order of Services:
Bible Study Wed................8 p.m.
Sunday School................ 10 a.m.
Sun. Worship Serv........11:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Intercessory Prayer
from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

/The Soul Saving Station Ohf
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave., Opa-locka 33054
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
" School ...........9 a.m.
',iiii.Jly Worship..l1 a.m. & 7 p.m
i,.. Jay Worship.......7:45 p.m.
N..-,, Day Prayer......Mon.-Fri:

/K Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave., Miami, FL
Order of Services:
Sunday School ..............9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11 a.m.
Sun. Evening Worship ................6 p.m.
Youth Ministry Monday ................8 p.m
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
Tuesday 7 p.m.
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny The Miami Times, January 5-11, 2005 5B


As of June 2003, the number
of uninsured kids from birth to
18 years old in Miami-Dade
County was 110, 000.
Jackson Health
System/Florida KidCare, in
partnership with Miami-Dade
County, The Children's Trust,
Human Services Coalition and
other Community Based
Organizations, Will host a
"Florida KidCare Open
Enrollment Health Fair" on
Saturday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m.

dCare Health Fair at Orange Bowl

to 3:30 p.m., at the Orange
Bowl, 1501 N.W. 3rd Street.
There will be bounce houses
for the kids; Pediatric Mobile
Unit, South Florida AIDS
Network and much more. The
Jackson Care-A-Van will pro-
vide medical care to the whole
family, including physical for
adults and children, immu-
nizations, laboratory and X-ray
services, preventative care,
select specialty care and out-,
reach services.

Another open enrollment
event will be held on
Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the
University of Miami/Jackson
Memorial Medical Center,
Alamo Park, 1611 N.W. 12th
Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
to assist families with obtain-
ing and completing applica-
The goal of the Florida
KidCare's enrollment health
fairs is to provide health insur-
ance for Miami-Dade County's

eligible uninsured children,
from birth .through age 18.
JHS/Florida KidCare outreach
specialists will assist with the
completion of all, applications.
All interested enrollees will
need to have one of the follow-
ing: the most recent tax return
(Form 1040); wage and earning
statement for 2003 (W-2 Form);
current pay stubs for the last
four weeks or a letter from your
employer; social security num-
bers for all applicant children.

Florida KidCare is a health
insurance for the eligible unin-
sured children throughout the
state of Florida. The insurance
covers doctors' visits, hospital-
ization, prescriptions, asthma
care, dental services, shots and
much more. Monthly premi-
ums can be as little as 815.00
monthly or nothing at all. The
open enrollment period contin-
ues through Jan. 30..
This open enrollment period
applies to children who have

never 'been in the program
before.. Those who have
received coverage can apply for
renewal any time during the
year; said,-.Rose ;Naff, director.
-of Florida KidCare.
SParents can download appli-
cation- forms from or they
can "call the- Miami-Dade
Florida KidCare Hotline at 305-
468-KIDS (5437) to ask ques-
tions or request an application
be mailed to them.

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The 100 Black Men and
Miami-Dade Sickle Cell
Chapter Partner to fight Sickle
Cell disease
On Saturday, January. 8,
,2005 at 8 a.m., the 100 Black
Men of South Florida,' Iln.' arid"
the Sickle Cell Disease
Association of America Miami-
Dade County Chapter, Inc.
will host a walk-a-thon to
raise funds to support
research and increase public
Sickle Cell disease is an
inherited, chronic blood disor-
der that affects 72,000
Americans. Nationwide, the
sickle cell trait is present in 1
out of 12 Blacks and 1 of 30
Hispanics. In Miami-Dade

County, it is
2,500 people
the disease.

estimated that
are living with

Established in 1978, the
. Viaini.-Dade. County..Chapter
of,, Sickle Cell Disease
Association of America pro-
vides services to people affect-
ed by the chronic blood disor-
der. It also advocates for effec-
tive and sensitive medical
treatments, increased funding
for research, and improved
direct services to sickle cell
The 100 Black Men of South
Florida, Inc. is a not-for-profit
organization that provides
health and wellness, economic
development, education and
mentoring programs to chil-

dren and their families. For
more information on the 100,
please visit www.100black-
m e n s f o r g
The Walk/Run for Sickle Cell
Anemia will be held at Miami
Metro Zoo, 12400 S.W. 152nd
Registration begins at 7 a.m.
The sponsors of this .event
are The Miami Herald, Coke,
Commissioner Dennis Moss
and the Assurant Group.
To pre-register, make a dona-
tion, or obtain registration
forms, please visit www.sickle-
c e 1 l1m i a m i o r g
rg/> or call 305-243-6924.

Flu vaccines are now available

Miami-Dade County's Health
Department recently made limit-
ed quantities of flu caccines
available to area medical
The Miami-Dade County
Health Department (MDCHD)
announced last Monday that it
has received a shipment of flu
vaccine, available for distribu-
tion to Miami-Dade County
medical providers, to administer
to their patients meeting the
"high-risk" criteria indicated by
the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) and listed
The MDCHD will not be con-
ducting flu shot clinics.
High-risk individuals who
should be vaccinated against
influenza include:
Children aged 6 to 23
Residents and employees of
nursing homes and other long-
term care facilities that house
persons of any age who have
long-term illnesses.
Persons 6 months of age and

older who have chronic heart or
lung conditions (including asth-
ma), need regular medical care
must be in a hospital due to
metabolic diseases (like dia-
betes), chronic kidney disease or
weakened immune system
(including problems caused by
medicine or infection with
Children and teenagers 6
months to 18 years who are on
long-term aspirin therapy and,
therefore, could develop Reye
syndrome after the flu.
Women who are pregnant
during the flu season.
Persons 65 years and older.
Health care providers can
order flu vaccine by calling the
MDCHD Special
Immunizations Program at 786-
Influenza vaccine for children
between the ages of 6-23
months and children with high-
risk conditions is available
through the MDCHD or through
your local pediatrician. High-
risk individuals are also encour-

aged to seek the pneumonia
vaccine. The vaccination for
pneumonia combats an infec-
tion often contracted after the
flu. To obtain a pneumonia vac-
cine, patients should contact
their primary healthcare
provider, local county health
department, nursing homes or
In addition to vaccination, the
probability of contracting respi-
ratory infections can be reduced
by following a few simple steps'
Clean hands often with soap
and water, or an alcohol-based
hand cleanser.
Avoid touching your eyes,
nose or mouth.
Stay home when you are
sick and keep sick children
Avoid close contact with peo-
ple who are ill, if possible.
Do not share eating utensils,
drinking glasses, towels or other
personal items.
Cover your nose and mouth
with a tissue when you cough or

Check health clubs before joining

By Gigi Tinsley

It is the beginning of another
year and as usual, people make
resolutions or set goals for the
year. One of the top New Year's
resolution is that of losing
weight and getting in shape.
Because of that, the Florida
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner, Charles
H. Bronson is urging consumers
to check out health clubs before
joining. If they don't, says

Bronson, "The only thing they
may lose is money."
Each year, according to
reports made to the Consumer
Services Commission, hundreds
of consumers make overeager
decisions and unwise financial
commitments prior to investigat-
ing the health club. In 2004, 87
health clubs went out of busi-
ness and hundreds of con-
sumers were left with the weight
and the loss of their money.
The Florida Department of
agriculture and Consumer serv-
ices administers the Health

Studio Law, which provides con-
sumers protection and recourse
against health clubs that do not
comply with the law. All such
facilities are required to be regis-
tered with the department and
many must also post a bond to
protect club members in the
event the health club goes out of
"I am a staunch proponent of
physical fithess, but consumers
who decide a health club is the
way to go should take a little
time to check out a club prior to
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The bride, an accomplished
pianist. graduated from Miami
Klllian High School and Michigan
State University. where she
received the Bachelor of Science
degree in Biology and pledged
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Inc.
She continued her studies at
Michigan State University.
College of Human Medicine' thus
receiving the Doctor of Medicine
degree. She participated as a
Fellow of the American Academy
of Pediatrics. She is presently a
Board Certified Pediatrician at
Kids First Pediatrics in Marshall,
The groom attended .d,)etroit
Central Highr.School-where he
,wya tapped as an All American
Football star and played on the
Basketball and Tack All state
Teams. He received a football
scholarship to Michigan State
University, where he received a
Bachelor of Arts degree in
Criminal Justice and was a
member of the 1988

Championship Rose Bowl Team.
Presently, he works as an.
Addictions Therapist with adju-
dicated youth at the University of
Michigan Substance Abuse
Research Center in Ann Arbor,
The handsome couple met at
Michigan State University where
they dated.
He was a standout football
recruit in the position of tight
end for the MSU Spartans and
she was a pre-med student.
Today, they are both avid alum-
Fate would have it that their
paths crossed again after several
years. Subsequently, they mar-
ried and are now living in the
historic town of, Marshall,
Michigan. .They ;'consider.. faith
and friendship a$ essential ele-
ments in creating a strong mar-
riage. A.commitment to the well-
being of children is their united
mission. They plan to soon have
a family of their own,a s they
enter into a new season of their
"The Greatest of these is Love"

Check health clubs before joining

continued from 5B

signing a contract." Bronson
said. "There are more than 1,500
health clubs registered with the
Department and, unfortunately,
not all ar able to stay in business.
Consumers; need to know what
redress they have if a gym close its
According to Bronson, The law
provides consumers with the right
to cancel a contract for several
reasons including: cancellation
within three days of signing a con-
tract, exclusive of holidays and
weekends, but it must be done in
writing; if the facility moves more
than five driving miles away from
the original location and fails to
provide, within 30 days, a facility
of equal quality within the five
miles; if a person becomes physi-
cally unable to use most of the
services for which they contract-
ed, until the disability ends.
Bronson also recommends that
consumers follow these tips before
signing a contract:

Call the Department's help line
at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-
7352) to make sure the health
studio is registered and to check
its complaint history.
Find out if the studio has post-
ed with the Department, as most
that collect fees in advance are
required to do.
Prior to joining, ask about the
club's cancellation policy should
you move or become physically
unable to use the facility.
Before signing, visit the club
during the hours you intend to
use it to determine whether it is
overcrowded and the equipment
you plan to use is available.
Find out if any of the services
offered require an additional fee.
Bronson admonishes all going
to be or want to be consumers
that it is their responsibilities to
read proposed contracts thor-
oughly and make sure you get all
promises made by the club in
writing. And to ask questions to
make sure you understand the
terms of your membership,
before signing.

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Miami pioneer,

Lightbourn dies

By Maud Newbold

A solemn requiem mass for Mrs.
Dorothy Dames Lightbourn, pio-
neer Miamian and the wife of the
late Carol Allenmore Lightbourn,
an estate preserver, will be held at
the Historic St. Agnes' Episcopal
Church on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 11
a.m. The Reverend Canon
Richard L. Marquess-Barry offici-

eating. The viewing is scheduled for
Friday, Jan. 7 from 3 6 p.m. at
the Range Funeral Home and the
Litany Service is at 7 p.m. at the
Dorothy Dames Lightbourn was
the beloved daughter born on Feb.
7, 1916 in Miami to William
Veasey Dames of Pure Gold
Andros Island, Bahamas and
Lottie Major Dames of long Island,
BAhamas. She was the second
born of seven children. She grew
up in Miami and as a young girl,
attended the original St. Agnes'
Episcopal Church, At the age of 8,
she participated when the congre-
gation marched into the present
historic church in Dec. 1924.
Dorothy thereafter, committed her
life to the service of God and her
In 1933, she married
Lightbourn in Ft. Lauderdale. their
union was subsequently blessed
with four children: Dr. George
Alien Lighbourn of Bloomfield
Hills, Michigan, Dr. Rosebud
Lightbourn Foster, Dr. Arnold
Edward Lightbourn 'of Ft.
Lauderdale and Mrs. Barbara
Lightbourn Hartfield.
The building of Dorothy's legacy
began as a homemaker and moth-
er. As a young mother, she con-
tributed to the family's posterity,
by laundering loads brought home
-from estates'cared'for by Hr hus- '
band. Additionally, Dorothy estab-
lished herself as a steadfast labor-
er for the perpetuation of the
church she so dearly loved. For
many years, she helped with the
maintenance of the altar. She
donated her skills as a silk finish-
er to the preservation of the holy
vestiture worn by St. Agnes' cler-
gymen. She was a member of St.
Cecelia's Choir; a member of the
Jr. and Sr. Women's Auxiliaries, a
charter member of St. Cecelia's
Chapter of the Order of the
Daughters of the King, a member
of the House of Ruth, as well as
the eastern Star Chapters.
After retiring from the City
Cleaners, Dorothy relocated to
Detroit, Michigan to help in the
rearing of her grandchildren. In
addition to her husband, Carol,
she was preceded in death by her
siblings and her daughter,
Barbara. She is survived by her
children: Dr. George Lightbourn,
Dr. Rosebud Lightbourn Foster
and Dr. Arnold Lightbourn; a
wealth of grands and great-grands
and a very special niece, Ms.
Sharon Dames McKenzie.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

08/9/21 11/13/04

The family of the late Evelyn
Williams wishes to express their
gratitude to Bishop Victor T.
Curry and the New Birth Baptist
Church Family. The Reverend
Dr. Cook and the Jordan Grove
Family. Fienberg Fisher Staff,
relatives, friends, and neighbors
for their support, prayers and
thoughtfulness during our time
of sorrow.
May God bless you Samuel
Williams, son and Rosa
Williams, daughter.

Death Notice

BROWN, 46, died December
29 at Northshore Hospital.
Survivors: two sons, Germalne
and Jeffery Jr.;
two daughters, Alicia and
Arleen; a beloved mother, Louise
Brown; four brothers: Willie,
Gillespie, Garret and Gary
Brown; two sister-in-laws: Betty
Bod k in-Bro w n ,
and Elie Brown. Service
Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Mt.
Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church, 1140 N.W. 62nd St.
Arrangements entrusted to Hall-
Ferguson-Hewitt Mortuary.

Death Notice

34, died December 28, 2004.
Funeral service will be held,
Saturday, 11a.m.
Visitation is on Friday 4-9

Deadline for obituaries
is Monday by 3:30 p.m.
For more
information call

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


09/13/58- 01/7/03

It's been two years since God
has taken you from us. But he
needed one more perfect flower
to complete his bouquet. His
choice was you, and we must
accept that.
You are forever in our hearts
we love and miss you.
Love always, your mom Sarah
Scott, your sisters: Carrie
Adams, Rosie L. Lee, Evelyn
Scott, and Gwendolyn Scott-
Moore, and your brother-in-law,
Kendrick Moore.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

Death Notice

died at resident in Miami Dade
County on Dec. 30,2004.
Services will be held on
Saturday, January 8,
2005, at Serenity Chapel
Funeral Home, 9150 N.W. 17th
A public viewing will be held on
Friday, January 7th.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


07/13/74 12/27/04

You have only been gone just a
few days, but it seems like eter-
God has taken you from us,
but you will forever remain in
our hearts.
Love always, Chris and kids

Death Notice


76, educator, died January 4,
2005 at Cedars Medical Center.
Services will be held Saturday at
11 a.m. at Church of The Open
Door, 6001 N.W. 8 Ave.
ry Vdfr-' clad I ? wIeff.'"Lliat"
Cobb '(educator); three daugh-
ters, Sharon Cobb, Cheria
Cobb-Lewis and Muriel Cobb-
Reed; one son, Herbert Cobb,
Jr.; one sister, Barbara Edward;
17 grandchildren; 2 great-

Death Notice

died on December 26, 2004 at
St. Anne's Nursing Home in
Cutler Ridge. Memorial services
will be held at 2nd Baptist
Church of Richmond Heights at
10 a.m. on January 8, 2005.
Reverend Alphonso Jackson,
Pastor, Sr.

10/22/68 01/05/97

Eight long years have passed
since you've been gone, but the
wonderful memories linger on.
There are those that have.
graced this earth for much
longer than you. But I doubt
there, are..mgny hose. love was;
as pure or
as true.
All of us that knew you still
suffer greatly from our loss.
Knowing that God has taken you
back home with him is a great
relief to us all.
You are "Truly Missed" and will
be "Forever Lovedl"
We love you but Jesus loves
you best.
"The Era Family"


11/21/33- 12/27/03

One year has passed since
you've been gone but we know
that we are not alone.
At times we hear you and feel
your touch, but it's because we
miss you so much.
In our hearts we know you're
at rest, although we love you,
God loves you best.
On earth your presence is felt
by all the things you've done.
For the beauty and joy you cre-
ated couldn't be matched by
We miss you more than words
can say.
But we know we'll meet again
on judgement day.
Love, The family

S Deadline for


are Monday by 03/14/21- 12/24/02

3:30 p.m. We love and miss you. Vivian,
30 p Bornie, Gladys and Mary.

FRANCIS, 77, died on
December 29, 2004 at home. He
is survived by wife,
Bertha; daughter, Hopie; son,
Anthony; three brothers, two
sisters, four grandchildren and
a host of nieces, nephews and
i !,Services will,be held on, Satur-
day; Jan 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. at
Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist
SChurch, 2251 N.W. 22nd Street,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33311.
Services entrusted to Poitier
Funeral Home of Pompano,
In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


12/01/60- 12/31/01

In everlasting memory.
There's a garden where Jesus
was awaiting you.
You will always be remem-
bered and deeply loved, from
Bessie Williams, brother and

Eric S. George
19, Hollywood, died December 24.
Services were held Tuesday.

Hollywood, died December 29.
Remains will be shipped to Creue,
VA for final rites and burial.

LEVI DUDLEY, 87, Pembroke
Pines, died December 30.
Arrangements are inccomplete.

ROSE CRUZ, 64, Hollywood,
died December 23. Services were
held Monday.

died December 25. Services were
held Wednesday.

Lauderdale died. Arrangements are

St. Fort's
January 2. Arrangements are

Death Notice

Summerton, South Carolina.
Formerly a resident of Miami,
Florida, died Tuesday,
December 28, 2004. A memorial
service will be held Friday,
January 7, 2005 at 4 p.m. at St.
Mark Missionary Baptist
In lieu of flowers, the family re-
quests that donations be made
to the Willie Mae Cooper
Scholarship Fund of St. Mark
M.B. Church

Donaldson Fryar
70, Homestead,
died December
23 at baptist ..
Hospital ,
Services were '
held Thursday.

Florida City,
died December
23 at his resi-
dene. Services
were held

JESSIE MAE CLAY, 50, Leisure
City, died
- dDecember 26 at
her residence. Ci
Se r v i c e
Saturday, 10
a.m. in the

JAYE MOSES, 73, Florida City,
died January 2
at his residence.
S e r v i c e ;. .'-..
Saturday, 1 p.m. F E.
at Shiloh ,
Baptist Church,

Goulds, died December 27.
Memorial service Saturday. Place
and time to be announced.

Perrine, died December 29.
Service Saturday. Place and time to
be announced.

Goulds, died December 29 at
Jackson Hospital. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Morning Star
Missionary Baptist Church.

BEATRICE DEAN, 73, Goulds,
died December 30 at Jackson
Hospital. Service Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Crusade For Christ Baptist

MARIE AARON, 82, Perrine,
died January 3. Arrangements are

NW 134th Street, died December
26 at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Service Saturday, 2 p.m. at Gamble

NW 53rd Street, died December 27
at North Shore Medical Center.
Services were held Tuesday.

1361 NW 101st Street, died
December 28 at Parkway Regional
Medical Center. Service Saturday.
Time and place to be announced.

BILLY CURRY, died January 2 at
Mount Sinai Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.

Death Notice .


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retired linen
service worker,
died, January 2
at North Shore -
Medical Center.
S e r v i c e
Thursday, 1 "
p.m. at St. John
Baptist Church.

December 30 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Survivors: wife,
Phyllis Hubert;
children and
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Church
of God by Faith.

bonds consultant, died
29 at North Shore Medic
Service Wednesday, 11
Calvary.Missionary Bapti

died December
28 at North
Shore Medical
C e n t e r
Survivors: hus-
band, James;
children, Larry .
A u d r e y .
(Tyrone), Gary
53, died (Jewyll), Alonzo and James Kaith
(Val); brother Benjamin Whitfield;
sisters, Cora Lee Whitfield and
Shirley Ann Whitfield; 22 grand-
children and eight great grandchil-
dren. Service Friday, 11 a.m. at
Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist

died December 28 at Jackson
Hospital. Service Saturday, 10:30
a.m. in the chapel.
N, 46, bail
December CARL JOHNSON, 69, died
cal Center. December 28 at his sisters-in-
a.m. at Mt. law's residence. Services were
ist Church held


December 29.
Survivors:. sis-
ters, Cenie Mae
Sands, Connie
Bunton and
N a o m i
Hamilton; broth-
ers, Kenneth
(Joyce) and
James Edwin
Hamilton; devoted nieces,
Veronica, Debra, Cynthia, Shonta
and Sheila; nephew, David A.
Bennett, Jr. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. in the chapel.

GLORIA McGRIFF, 53, died
December 19. Graveside service
Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Hollywood
Memorial Gardens.

December 17. Service Saturday, 10
a.m. at Sierra Norwood Calvary
Baptist Church.

Barrett'* Frayar *
JAGLAL, 21, died December 31.
Service Friday, 12 p.m. at The
Upper Room Assembly of God.

E.A. Stevens
NW 44th Terrace, died January 1 at
Heartland of Lauderhill. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Ebenezer
Baptist Church, Hallandale.

December 28.
Service e
Thursday, 11
a.m. at Spirit of
Christ Church.


January 2. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. at Miami Gospel Chapel.

December 26. Service Thursday, 1
p.m. at Norland S.D.A. Church.

December 27. Service Saturday, 1
p.m. in the chapel.

December 31. Arrangements are

Carey Royal *
December 28 at larkin Community
Hospital. Service Thursday, 11 a.m.
in the chapel.

January 1 at home. Arrangements
are incomplete.

January 1 at home. Remains will be
shipped to Teaneck, New Jersey for
final rites and burial.


DOLLIE MAE NASH, 40, cashier,
died December
27 at Jackson
Hospital .
Services were

social worker for
MacTown, died
December 28 at
Wednesday, 11
a.m. at Mt.
Carmel -
Baptist Church.

housewife, died
December 31 at

Tuesday, 11
a.m. in the

ERANIE LOUIS, 40, domestic
tech, died
December 23 at
J a'ckson
Hospital .
Saturday, 10
a.m. at St.
James Catholic

ANNA BARNETT, 46, cook for
Miami-Dade County Schools, died
January 2 at Jackson Hospital.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at St.
James Missionary Baptist Church.

mission manager for Central Baptist
Church. Memorial services were

IDA LEE GODBEE, 41, cafeteria
worker for
County Schools,
died December
29 at Aventura

Saturday, 2:30
p.m. at Peaceful
Zion M.B.

MARTHA LEE MAYS, 68, nurse
for Villa Marie
Nursing Home,
died January 2.

Saturday at New
Moriah Church.
Time to, be


BERS, 78,

Service Friday,
11 a.m. at New
Shiloh M.B

JOSEPH SWAIN, 47, mainte-
nance supervi- '-
sor for Miami- '
Dade School
System, died
January 1 at Mt.
Sinai Hospital.
Service 1 p.m.
at Second
Baptist Church.
Day to be

IRENE DORSAINT, 75, salesla-
dy, died January 1 at Aventura
Hospital. Service Saturday, 1 p.m.
Place to be announced.

truck driver, died December 24 at,
Parkway Regional Medical Center.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at New
Way M.B Church.

retired truck
driver, died
January 2.
Betty Moye,
Betty Siephens
D e b b i e
(Tony); sons, .
Wilton, Jr., Hilton, Joel and Bilton.
Service Friday, 11 a.m. at St.
James AME Church.

BOURN, 88,
retired silk fin-
isher, died
January 2 in
New York.
Survivors :
d a u g he r, .
Rosebud L.
Foster, Ph.D.;
sons, George 41 ,
Allen, M.D. and
Arnold Edward, M.D.; niece,
Sharon Dames McKenzie; five
granddaughters and four grandsons.
Litany service Friday, 7 p.m. at the
Historical St. Agnes Episcopal
Church. Service Saturday, 11 a.m.
at the church.

Coconut Grove,

at, Mam I
Cerebral Palsy,
died December
24 at Baptist
dau g h ters,
Tammy Tinker; -
sons, Frederick
A r n o I d
(Melinda) and
Albert Francis, mother, Bessie
Tinker; brother, Gerald A. Tinker.
Services were held Monday

NOLAN JESSIE,. 57, Coconut
Grove, died December 23 at Coral
Gables Hospital.. Service Saturday,
11 a.m. in the chapel.


NED SNELSON, JR., 72, Florida
City, died December 29 at Jackson
South Community Hospital.
Service Thursday, 12 .,m._ t
Greater St. Matthews Holiness

Alphonso Richardson

40, housewife, died December 31.
Survivors: father, Frank; mother,
Ella; brothers, Johnny and Julius;
sisters, Paticia and Debra. Service
Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. at Centeria
Evangelistic Center..

shop clerk, died
December 31.
Survive s h
broth ers
Alphonso, Craig
and Haymon;
sisters, Sarah
Short and
Kenya Carter.
Saturday, 11
a.m. in the chapel.

specialist, died
December 26.
mother, Joyce;
Bertha; broth-
ers, Phillip ..and
Omar; sisters,
Miashia, Nakia,
Elon, Juanita
Jackson and Crystal Butler. Service
Saturday, 12 p.m. at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church.

Martha B. Solomon
December 27.

Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Lively Sone
for Jesus.

S e r v i c e
Saturday, 10
a.m. at New
Baptist Church.

Deadline for obituaries
is Monday by 3:30 p.m.

SARAH WRIGHT, 79, died
December 28.
Saturday, 1, p.m.
at St. Matthews
M.B. Church.

ELLEN T. WELCOME, 46, died
January 2.
Saturday. Time
and place to be

SAM CORNER, 68, died
December 22. Service Thursday,
11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church.

DONNA MASON, 51, died
December 28. Services were held

FLOSSIE KEMP, 88, died
December 29. Arrangements are

Gregg L. Mason
died December
30. Survivors:
husband ,
Timothy: daugh-
ters, Cathy
Davis and
Linda; brother,
William J.
Dickerson; four
Anthony Walker,
Minca Davis-Brantley (Kareem),
Chanaw Davis and Julian Davis;
aunt, Thelma Colley. Visitation
Friday, 6-9 p.m. at Dayspring M.B.
Church. Service Saturday, 11 a.m.
at the church. Interment at Dade
Memorial Park.

43, died
January 5 in
S e r v i c e
Wednesday 3
pm in the
chapel :'

December 27 in
La ke land .
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 1 p.m. -
at Gould's

December 28.
Services were .. .
held Monday.

CLARA PAYTEE, 67, died
January 2 at
Hospital .
Survivors: hus-
band, William;
Deborah Hayes
Crawford of i
Miami, Walter
Hayes, Carolyn
Brown, Rodney
Paytee, William Paytee and Lisa
Paytee of Panama City, FL; Maxine
Taylor, Wayne Paytee and Sonya
Paytee of.Th6masvilla, GA; 34
grandchildren, 18 great grandchil-
dren and 12 sisters and brothers.
Service Saturday, 2 p.m. in the

January 2 at Hialeah Hospital.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at
Antioch of Brownsville..

WILLIE SMITH, JR., 62, died at

December 31. Graveside service
Wednesday at Vista Memorial

Death Notice
Death Notice

died on December 24,2004. Joey
heard the voice of Jesus, saying
"come linto me and rest. lay
down thou weary one lay down
thy head upon my breast," at
Sentara Careplex Hospital in
Hampton, Va.
He was born in Miami, Florida.
After completion of college, he
went on to pursue a career in
the U.S. Marine Corps. Once
retired, Joey made a home in
Newport News, Va.
He is survived by his wife, Kim;
children, Joey Jr. and Martina;
two grandchildren, Janyah and
Joey; brothers, Joe Lee, Jr., Ri-
chard, Thomas, Wallace; sisters,
Barbara Smith, Vivian Stanley,
Annette Williams and a host of
family and friends.
Interment was held at
Parklawn Memorial Park in VA.

Card of Thanks

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


12/04/16- 12/02/04

extends our sincere apprecia-
tion and thanks to our many
frientis and church families
(Saint Agnes Episcopal. New Be-
thel Missionary Baptist-West
Palm Beach, Fl, and Gospel
Truth Ministry) for your sympa-
thetic and kind gestures during
our bereavement and loss.
You have been the wind be-
neath our wings as we travel
through the valley of pain and
suffering, due to the death of
our loved one.
May God bless each of you
richly with His love as you have
blessed us with your kindness.
The Burrows, Rolle, Wright.
Lofton and Kemp families.

In Memoriam


05/06/43 12/02/03

It's been one year since \ou left
us, and you are deeply nmssed.
Your family, friends, and loved

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

The family of the late,

EARNELL JONES, 49. Services
were held

December 25 in
South Miami.
Services were
held Thursday.

December 31. Services were held

died December 28. Services were
held Tuesday.

Delores Mills
ELLA MAE RAMBO, 81, died
December 23 at Balm Garden
Nursing Home in Aventura.
Remains will be shipped to
Bainbridge, GA for final rites and

December 28 at Cedars Medical
Center. Service Saturday, 1 p.m. in
the chapel.


04/17/20 12/18/04

Words cannot express the
many thanks the Merrell family
sends out to each and every one
that supported us during our
Home Going Celebration. Your
phone calls, letters, cards, flow-
ers and words of encouragement
were greatly appreciated.
We extend special thank
"you's" to the Poiter staff, Rev. L.
Lovett and the Antioch Church
of Brownsville family. Usher
Board #2, Rev F. Wilson, Rev. H.
Marsh, of New Christ
Tabernacle, Rev. K. McGee of
First Baptist of Brownsville and
#1 Choir, Gaynala and Sydria
Wilkerson, Gregg and the 46
Street Boys.
Those that was near and those
that traveled far. Words can not
express our gratitude.
The Merrell family.


01/14/77 02/15/04

It's only been 11 months since
you've been gone. You were so
humorous that you'll never be
forgotten. This will be the first
birthday you'll have without us
seeing your smiling face, but we
know you are here with us in
Happy 28th birthday, Lucious.
Love, your sister, Charmese;
son, Donald Armstrong III;
mother and father Rebecca and
Fernando Gordon and your
niece who will never forget about
you, Chanyia.

Death Notice

TAYLOR, 45, beloved father,
grandfather, brother, grand-
son, nephew, cousin, uncle
and friend, departed this
earth on January 3, 2005
at approximately 9:15 p.m.
Funeral services will be held
this Saturday, January 8,
2005 at Mount Olivette
Missionary Baptist Church,
1p.m. at 1450 N.W. 1st Court.
Range Funeral Services are
handling the final arrange-

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At the game

Jamie Foxx sits courtside as the Miami Heat hosts the
Charlotte Bobcats, Saturday at the American-Airlines Arena.
The Heat won the game 113-90. -photo by Rich Jackson

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Local Spoken Word
Artist Latavian Gardner
Releases New Book
'Trapped for So Long' will
allow you to explore the life
of a child who has no direc-
tion and support naturally or
spiritually and was left to
herself, resulting in low-self
esteem, emotional trauma in
relationships with both male
and female, intimidations
and no value of purpose.
As parents, you have a
responsibility to protect your
children from generational
curses and wounds, not to
overlook them by making
excuses. Talk to them.
Encourage them at all times,
and tell them they can do it,
because if you don't, you
could possibly damage them
when they become adults,
and they may not have any
spiritual prosperity to pass
on to the next generation.
The book was featured in
the International Library
Book of Poetry edition 2004
and also awarded the

Editor's Choice Award for
The Mayor's African
Trade Task Force
Thursday, January 6:
The Mayor's African Trade
Task Force will be meeting at
the Stephen P. Clark Center,
111 NW 1 St., Conference
Rm 29-A, beginning at 6 p.m.
Jazz & Poetry by
Candlelight Series
Saturday, January 8:
Attention poets, spoken
word artist, writers, actors,
singers, dancers, musicians,
mime, inspirational speakers
are invited to showcase their
talent at Miami-Dade
College-North Campus, M.J.
Taylor Lounge 4000 Building
Rm-4207, from 7:30-
11:30p.m. Call 786-317-
Kuumba Artists to Meet
Sunday, January 9:
Kuumba Artists will be
meeting at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts
Center, 2166 MLK Blvd., (NW
62nd Street) at 11 a.m.

Discussion will include the
mural project on NW 54 St.
at 1-95 by the garden and the
Virginia Key Beach Park
Trust would like to present
an art exhibition as a fund
raiser at some point. Please
bring works in progress and
ideas. Call 305 904-7620.
African Heros Show
Saturday, January 15:
North Dade Regional
Library presents a special
presentation for all ages.
Actor Larry Robinson leads
this interactive tour of an
African-American Portrait
Gallery, where real heroes'
like Frederick Douglass, Paul
Robeson and Garrett Morgan
come to life. The show begins
at 2 p.m.
Petition for the Arts
The Supreme Court sup-
ports Congress, it is in effect
the end of the National
Public Radio, National En-
dowment for the Arts and the
Public Broadcasting System.
PBS, NPR and the arts are
facing major cutbacks in
funding. Some government
officials believe that the
funding going to these pro-
grams is too large a portion
of funding for something
which is seen as not worth-

while. Please email to
wein2688@blue.univnorth- to add your name to
the petition.
Africa / A Harvest of
Quiet Eyes
The University of Miami's
Department of Art & Art
History and The New
Gallery, in collaboration
with Afri-cana Studies, and
several student organization
cosponsors, present a
thoughtful and visually
stunning celebration of
African culture with
Africa/A Harvest of Quiet
Eyes from January 18
through Feb. 12, 2005. A
special opening reception
will be held on Friday, Jan.
21 from 7- 9 p.m. at The
New Gallery and is free and
open to the public.
Alison Williams' photo-
graphs, along with photo-
graphs by three other
women artists, comprise one
part of this exhibition and
lecture series that shows
Africa as a vibrant force
where culture and com-
merce thrive. The center-
piece of the exhibition is
'Through the Eyes of
Children: The Rwanda

Project,' a series of 26 photo-
graphs taken by child sur-
vivors of the 1994 genocide
in Rwanda.
Vera Viditz-Ward's life as a
professional photographer
began in Sierra Leone, West
Africa, twenty years ago with
free-lance assignments
working for various state
ministries and international
agencies. Vera Viditz-Ward's
exhibit of fifteen photo-
graphs, Other Africas/
Sierra Leone depicts people
living through an ongoing
war and continuous political
and economic crisis.
Also featured are Betty
Press series of fifteen photo-
graphs entitled "Africa in
Images and Proverbs." Betty
has been taking photo-
graphs in Africa since 1987.
These images of ceremonies
and everyday life were taken
while on travel all over East
and West Africa. Each image
is coupled with a relevant
African proverb. "Proverbs
are rhythmic, poetic,
instructive, easy to remem-
ber and pleasing to hear.
Joined together African
proverbs and images make a
powerful expression of
African life and the univer-

sality of human emotions,
ideas, and behavior..."
Crossing Cultures
Senegal 2005
Crossing Cultures offers a
stimulating summer travel
and educational program
focused on the French-
speaking Republic of
Senegal, West Africa. The
16th Crossing'Cultures pro-.
gram begins June 25 until
July 15, 2005.
This well-established pro-
gram appeals to people in
and out of academia: It
works well for those who.
want to experience family
life or community projects in
the rural areas of this
diverse nation, and for those
with special interests in
dance and music training,
language or education and
health projects.
The Crossing Cultures
group is small, no more,
than four or five, allowing:
each participant to tailor
activities to his or her inter-:
ests. For more information,,
contact: Janet L. Ghattas;
General Director,,
Intercultural Di-mensions,
Inc., or call 617 864 8442.


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Qfl Thp~ MmmIC LIT IJanuar 1 2005 B M n es

Opheia E. Brown-Lawson,
executive director, Community
Action Agency, commended
Dr.William Zubkoff, M.P.H.,
chairperson, Andre L.
Williams, Esquire, president of
the foundation,and
committee for a suc-
cessful 23rd Annual
Awards Banquet, last
Friday at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel.
Distinctive recogni-
tions were given to
Commissioner Jimmy
Morales, Dr. Barbara
Carey-Shuler, Hattie ZUBI
Harvey, Luz Elena
Cruz, Antoinette Lodge
Johnson, Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Commissioner
Betty T. Ferguson, and Alvin
W. Roberts, who received the
Anne Marie Adker Award for
being president of the board in
1999 and witnessed the growth
of the center from one-room
$50,000 operation to a top
quality facility with $1.5 bil-
lion budget.
The director's award was
given to John Olmo and newly
elected Commissioner Barbara
Jordan, while a special recogni-
tion was given to Barbara
Mason-Gardiner, chairperson
of the planning committee.
Jerome Madison, Linda
Pearson, John Hatcher,

Congratulations to Alice
Johnson for her generous phil-
anthropic establishment of the
Drs. John and Alice Johnson
Endowed Ministerial
Scholarships at Morehouse
College and the University of
Miami School of Medicine
Endowment in memory of Dr.
John Johnson. The Morehouse
endowment will be the corner-
stone of the Drs. Alice and
John Johnson, Jr.
International Memorial at the
Morehouse College Chapel.
Wedding Anniversary
Greetings to the following cou-
Michael D. and Davrye
(Gibson) Smith, Sr., Dec. 26;

Russell Baker, Te
Johnson, Julien Clei
Christine Smith D
Cleyman, ahd Shirley A
served as sub-chair of s
out to the commit
a steller program
Gardiner as
George Lane anc
House Rockers
Oscar & His Latin
providing the ente
ment. Others on
program inc
OFF William D, Talbel
GMVCB, also a master
of ceremonies, George
M. Burgess, county
manager, bringing
greetings, as well as Dr.
Tony. E. Crapp, Sr.,
and Zubkoff, while Dr.
Robert. Ingram gave
the spiritual deliver-
ence. Ophelia and
Barbara are planning
the 24th.

The Community surrou
Arcola Lakes Park was bl
with a new dimension of
Spirit of Christmas"
included a parade from
Ave. and 84th St. to the
The. Miami Progressive

their 12th;
Calvin Coolridge and
Pauline McKinney, Dec. 29;
their 54th ard George V. and
Gloria (Blatch) McPhee, Dec.
29; their 47th.
Pamela Harris-Kesetew,
daughter of Audrey Bethel
Harris-Williams was in Miami
last week to spend Christmas
with her mother and cousins.
Former Hometowners send a
Big hello and Happy Holidays to
all of us. They are: George
Wilkerson, Dr. Roland
Burroughs, his mother,
Jocelyn Burroughs Smith,
Marian Ross, Grace Heastie
Patterson, Elva Heastie
Gamble and Marva Trotman-

I think my husband meets his girlfriend on New Year's

Dear Gwendolyn:
Last year, my husband started
an argument on New Year's Eve.
He left in the furry of it all. I had
gotten candles, cooked a good
meal and was ready to enjoy the
evening. He had even gotten
dressed to my surprise. I had
told him we would dress in a for-
mal attire.He told me that he
had gone over to one of his co-
workers. Two weeks later a
friend of mine said she saw him
at a nightclub. She said at the
table were two men and three

women. When I approach
he denied it. Then finally h
that his co-workers got the
ering together one hour
the coming in of the new
People are telling me thai
does it again, I should
divorce. I feel his friends h
extra female there for him.

Dear Jill:
There is a possibility he h
lady there himself. Or there
possibility the lady was a(
there and no harm to

The Arcola Lakes Park Si]
Angels, the internatio
known Jawan Stirrup and
Miami Junkanoos were on
S on Christmas Eve to witness
RJS Enterprises, Inc. even
Hundreds of people left
Christmas cooking to v
,, and listen. And, of co'
some got caught up in
music and sang carols
,mika danced behind both b
nent, until they reached the
ebbie 'park. At the park, the
Andre celebration continued
special until the singers and
dancers gave out.
go A special "thank you"
tee for went out to Officers
with Tony Nair, #4702 and
emcee Paul Angelo, #5501 for
d His volunteering to be
and police escorts for the
Crew short parade.
rtain- When the music stopped
i the the outside, everyone
luded inside for the Singing Ai
rt III, Third Annual Chris
Pageant under
theme: "Jesus Is
Reason For
Season". The pro
began. with Lo
McCarthy, lyric si
no, leading the
ence with a medli
favorite Chris
ROBERTS songs and closing
with "Gee Whiz
Christmas". The
ence of 200 knew all ol
words and sang along.
Mary Simmons, direct
ending led the 50-voice choir "O (
blessed All Ye Faithful."
S"The Kudos go out to Grac
which and Valerie Thomas, chor
17th phers for the JB D
park. Ensemble, and .T.Ei
Band, Martin-Major, founder/ch

Snowbirds dominated the
annual Christmas party at the
beautifully decorated home of
Judy Scavella on Christmas
day when she entertained 60
guests. A spirited cocktail party
at 3 o'clock preceded a lavish
meal that featured oxtails,
turkey, lamb, grouper and chit-
Richard Williams was the
recipient of a surprise birthday
party, everything given by his
wife, Ruth.
Dorothy and William "Bill"
Hudgins of Hollybrook enter-
tained friends who came to meet
their daughter, Ian, visiting
from New York.
Sarah and Stanley Allen had
all of their New York, Maryland
and North Carolina family down
for the holidays.
Al and Carmen Jackson wel-
comed home their daughters,
Sharla, an attorney in Atlanta
and Sharine, an executive with
Macy's in New York.
Shirley McKay, Thelma

However, your husband should
-ic not have allowed his anger, to
escalate to the point of leaving
E you at home alone. Your problem
s Eve! is a puzzling one. Have another
3 talk with your husband. Explain
to him that at the ending of one
d him, year and the going in of another
'e said should be celebrated as a glorious
gath- moment. Think about it. Many
before people, regardless of age, didn't
r year. make the crossing. Make those
t if he plans again or, with both in agree-
get a ment, make plans for something
ad the else. Do not concern yourself
about that unknown female
- Jill unless this happens again. Do not
allow your friends to tell you to
ad the divorce. The New Year is just one
Sis the day. Have a Happy New Year Jill,
actually even if you have to celebrate it all
it all. by yourself. When the new year

nging rapher of M.A.S.K. for a splen-
nally did performance from both-
d the groups and a finale that
land brought the audience to its feet
ss an in a rousing ovation.
t. Others on the program
their included Patricia Russell, nar-
ratch rator, Wilbur Coleman, narra-
urse, tor, Deacon Henry Small,
the Augusta Caesar, Fred Brown,
and Joseph, Helen McCoy and
ands Peggy McKinney, Mary, Willie
Jackson, inn keeper,
Henry Williams,
Samuel Wilson, and-
Ted Alexander, wise
I men. Mother Annie
SSmith. Rev. Barbara
Johnson, and Tillie
Stibbins, Angels,
NMother Mamie
INGRAM Williams, soloist/invo-
cation, Paula Kanty,
soloist, who sang, "Have
d on A Very Merry Christmas" and
went Mae Brown, president.
tmas *****
the Degenabia Bland and
The Kimberly Floyd planned The
The Delta Teens Angel Connection
gram at the Omega Activity Center
nnie and The Job Corp.
opra- Both activities were centered
audi- around Christmas. The pro-
ey of gram included Kimberly
tmas Floyd, emcee, Shengra
out Edward, chaplain and
It's Diane Enterrie,
audi- Shakerie Porter,
f the Shantell Reed, Gillian
:ress, Others on the pro-
Come gram included Brittany
Martinez, speaker,
;elyn Epiphny Thomas, step
egra- team leader, Alicia LAW
ance Small, dancer/treasur-

Mark Lockwood, Dahnell
Edwards, Dante Edwards,
Chauncey Paugh, and
Leaders, Terrence Jett and
Jean Baptiste that remarked
how pleasant it is to see the two
groups working so harminously
together. Congrats!

Speaking of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Alpha
Chapter and R.T. Fisher,
basileus, became humanitari-
ans and took some of the broth-
ers to the VA Hospital last
Wednesday to sing carols, con-
verse, serve meals, and hand
out toys to needy children.
Some of.the brothers to be
commended for their Christmas
deeds included Mark Brown,
Torian Cox, Norman Cox,
Hank Hankerson, Dr. Herman
Dorsett, Jr., Terrance Jett,
Pastor Richard Dunn,
Ransom Carter, Warren
Ferguson, Cardelle E. Hayes,
Rev. Devin Brown, Anthony
Simons, Earl Daniels, Inaki
Bent and Keith Hylor.

Kudos go out to Tessie White
for her benevolent service ren-
dered at Christ Episcopal

Grove last week for
feeding the needy and
passing out toys to the
children. White also
had help from St.
Philip's Espicopal
Church of Coral Gables
and volunteer members
Kristin Burnitz, Aviva
VSON Buschblum, Virginia
Thompson, and Pat

er, and guests from the Thompson.
Lamplighters, as Todd Ballou, White has been doing this

Clark, Richard and Georgia
Works are off and are celebrat-
ing the new year in Las Vegas.
Friends were saddened by the
news of Lucille Garrett of
Sunny Isles, who passed away
on Christmas day.
Sonny Armbrister and C. B.
James were in charge of the
annual Christmas party for the
Old Timers, their wives and sig-
nificant others. The affair was
held at the fabulous Sushi
Blues Cafe in Hollywood.
Congratulations to attorneys
Thomas and Effie (McCartney)
Donaldson, who are the proud
'parents 'of a baby girl; tagged,
Lauryn Cecile Donaldson. The
very elated grandparents are
Harry and Cecile McCartney.
Beverly Grant, down from
the "Big Apple," visiting her
mother, Lunette Grant.
Welcome home for the holidays,
On last Monday, Francena
Lewis-Robinson, entertained
her family and a few friends at
her home. Dishes of native

comes in, couples are kissing and
showing to the world nothing but
joy. Pay that no attention. What
you see is not necessarily what
those women are getting. For
many of them, they only have that
one day of happiness, and sad-
ness -- the remaining 364.

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alone. Write to Gwendolyn
Baines at P. O. Box 78246,
Nashville, Tenn. 37207-8246. To
order books by Gwendolyn
Baines, visit her website at
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spiritual deed for several years
as her community project,with
her husband, Dr. David White,
working along side of her in the
effort. Dr. White has been visi-
ble in the community as presi-
dent of the Homeowners and
Tenants Association, where he
keeps the pulse of the commu-
nity known through a self-pub-
lished monthly Newsletter. Dr.
White also organized the,
Omega Psi Phi Retired Brothers
organization. Which still main-
taining the goals set by White.

Charles Sargent, president,
Miami Northwestern Class of
1966, and his membership,
had a swinging Pre-New Year's
Eve party last Monday at the
Omega Activity Center, site of
their monthly meetings.
Sargent arrived early for the
Other members of the class
include Dwight Flowers, treas-
urer, Gwen Campbell, social
director, Kenneth King, fund
raising chair, Sandra
Hummings, anniversary chair,
Nancy James, Diana Bosfield
Moore, Robert and Marsha
Taylor, Willie M. Imiss,
Mildred Manee, Terry Parker,
Bernanette and Livingston
Deal, Freddie Queenie Hall,
Elizabeth W. Williams,
Veronica Hood, and Rep.
Wilbur T. and Linda Holloway.
Georgette said, the class
gives scholarships each year,
food for needy; attends meeting
the 2nd Thursday each month;
and will plan it's 40th the year
of 2006. She also thanked
guests Richard Baker, Robert
Fuller and Willie Brinson for
livening up the-party.

foods and other goodies covered Orangeburgh, South Carolina.
the table and were consumed by Get Well Wishes to All of You!
those present. And to set the Cathy Clarke, Maner
tune, Bahamian music filled the Paramore, Juanita Hooks,
air. Among those in attendance Audrey King, Cynthia
were: Walter and Claretha .Peacock, Calvin Marks,
Lewis, James Whitters, Samuel "Sambo" Harrison,
Gladstone and Minnie Kemp, Marcus Symonette, Frances
Mr. and Mrs. Irving, Anthony Brown, Edwina Dennis, Willie
Armbrister and his mother, Mae Johnson, Mae, Cleare,
Violet Armbrister, Lionel Alphonso Murray, Jr., Pauline
Ferguson, Teddy Alexander, Styles Willis, Monique
Helen McCoy, Carmen Smith, Culpepper and Lavern Black-
Fred Brown, Albertha Wenze, Smith.
Joyce Hepburn, Denzil and Happy New Year to All of You!
Ethel Tynes and their daugh- Take time in 2005 to really
ter, Ingrid Stuart.: from- the. think. Think about .yourself,
B'aham-ian-rr Consstla-te; Joyce '--your "family, yourr friends 'and
Hepburn- and her cousin, '.:, our community:.'What can we
Lillian Richardson, Mary do as individuals to better our
Ferrell, Lynette Grant and her community? Ask yourself what
daughter, Beverly Grant; is working? What can I change?
Lyndia Lewis and daughter, Think about it.
Linda; Alice Harrison, Viola May you and yours stay
Culmer and Henry Sanky healthy, safe and happy in
Newbold. 2005.
Hats and Caps Off to Nancy Here's to good fortune and
Wilson-Young, who is now a good food.
Trustee for her Alma Mater Health to you, wealth to you,
Claflin University in and the best that life can give.

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Hilton hosts holiday bash

The Hilton Miami Airport
Hotel partnered with Neighbors
4 Neighbors to provide children
teens and families of the Village
South, Inc. and Miami Bridge
with a very memorable
Christmas season this year.
Over 200 people, including chil-
dren ranging from newborns to
teens, experienced a spectacu-
lar Christmas celebration
amongst lush surroundings.
They gathered in the hotel's lav-
ishly renovated International
Ballroom, where they enjoyed a
sumptuous meal specially pre-
pared for them by award-win-
ning Executive Chef, Anthony
This magnificent celebration
was made possible through the
efforts and contributions of sev-
eral members of the community,
such as Hilton partners Sysco,
Coca Cola and Miami
Purveyors, who made generous
donations of food items and
beverages for the elaborate ban-.
There was an exciting sur-
prise visit from Santa and Mrs.

Claus, who delivered gifts pro-
vided by the Miss Florida
Scholarship Pageant and the
hotel's team members. Hilton
Miami Airport team members
were thrilled to have a part in
giving to each of these uniquely
deserving children.
The Village South is an out-
reach program established in
1973 as a not-for-profit agency
that focuses on the rehabilita-
tion and counseling of individu-
als suffering from chemical
dependency, mental illness, and
adolescents who are deemed to
be at risk for substance abuse,
as well as other social problems.
The Miami Bridge Youth and
Family Services, Inc. hasbeen a
saving grace for children and
families of Miami-Dade County
for the past 25 years. A non-
profit youth serving agency
committed to preserving and c ..
strengthening family integrity A participating child at the Hilton Miami Airport's holiday
and redirecting young lives, the community event with with neighbors 4 Neighbors gives a
organization offers a wide array little love back to Farooq Rehmatwala, Area Vice

assist families with children President, Southeast, and general manager of the Hilton.
Please turn to HILTON 7D Miami Airport..

Beacon Council to recognize

Burgess with special award

Miami-Dade County Manager
George M. Burgess is set to
receive a Judges' Special
Award from the
Beacon Council at the
organization's Third
Annual Beacon
Awards for his efforts
in November's passage
of the Building Better
Communities Bonds.
All eight bond meas-
ures worth a total of
$2.9 billion were
approved by an over- BUR
whelming majority of "
Miami-Dade County
voters. Mr. Burgess will receive
the award at a ceremony taking
place Jan. 26th on Miami
"I'm truly honored to be con-
sidered for this special award,
let alone win it," said Burgess.
"As far as I'm concerned, it's a
reflection of the hard work all
our County employees do every
day to-serve our residents."
"George Burgess is one of the
finest public officials I have
ever worked with, and a man


who cares about the welfare of
this community today, and
well into the future. As
County Manager, he
worked in unison with
the County
Commission and the
private sector towards
the successful pas-
sage of the Building
Better Communities
Bond Program," said
Frank R. Nero,
President & CEO of
GESS The Beacon Council.
S "George's legacy and
his contributions will
live on with the success of this
initiative, and Miami-Dade
'County's residents will be
indebted to him for many years
to come."
The Beacon Council will
present 12 awards in all -
including the Judges' Special
Award to local organizations
and individuals for their contri-
butions to the local economy.
The Beacon Council received
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HUD raises FHA home loan limits

Time to acquire majority of Essence

WASHINGTON Housing and
Urban Development Secretary
Alphonso Jackson today
announced that the Federal
Housing Administration (FHA)
has increased its single-family
home mortgage limits by more
than seven percent.
Effective Jan. 1, 2005, FHA
will insure single-family home
mortgages up to $172,632 in low
cost areas and up to $312,895
in high cost areas. The loan lim-
its for two, three and. four-unit

dwellings also increased. '
The FHA is sending let-
ters to thousands of
mortgage lenders and
brokers to make them
aware of the higher rates
that can help families.
"These higher loan lim-
its will. help the FHA
mortgage insurance pro-
gram keep pace with the JACI
strong housing market
while contributing to the Bush
Administration's commitment to


create 5.5 million inew
minority homeowners by
the end of the decade."
said Jackson. "The new
limits will help create
more construction, more
Jobs, and more econom-
Ic growth, while increas-
ing homeownership."
Last year, the loan
limits were $160,176 in
low cost areas and

$290,319 in high cost areas.
Five years ago', the limits

ranged from Just $121,296 to
S219.849. These levels were
below the cost of many homes
in many communities. As a
result, families who needed
FHA mortgage insurance to
qualify to buy a home were
effectively locked out of the
Low-income and first time
homebuyers are attracted to
FHA-insured loans because the
agency requires only a three-
'Please turn to HUD 7D

Time, Inc. has signed
a non-binding agree-
ment to acquire the
portion of Essence
Partners, publisher of
Essence magazine.
that it :does not
already own'.
Financial terms of
the transaction were not

Ann Moore, chairman and
CEO of Time, Inc., said, "We've

beeN delighted with our
I n v es tment
E essence
and our overall
relationship with
them. It's a terrific
company with a
g' greatt deal of talent
and a wonderful
brand. There has
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mutual understanding
between us that if they ever
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on Government on the Go bus

Happy New Year 2005! The
New Year brings new opportuni-
ties, challenges and resolutions
and this is just the time to pre-
pare for these.
Among the challenges for new
homeowners is the filing of their
Homestead Exemption. For
their convenience, starting
January 3rd the Government on
the Go bus will bring staff from
the Property Appraisers
Department to specific locations
in the County to assist in this
The Government on the Go
bus will also be traveling to dif-
ferent locations throughout the
month of January near your
home, your place of business, or
to your favorite shopping malls.
Anywhere the Go bus goes, you
will be able to apply for your
U.S. passport, explore the
County web and find out about

job opportunities, County pro-
grams, purchase your Baby
Stroller Parking Permits, your
dog license tags, your Transit
items, or, if you are 65 years
young, you can apply for the
Golden Passport.
Following is the travel route
for the Go Bus for the month of
January 2005:
Monday, .- January 3
Miami Gardens Police Station
8:30 am 4:30 pm
18805 NW 27 Avenue, Miami
Tuesday, January 4
Aventura Mall
9:00 am 5:00 pm
19501 Biscayne Boulevard,
Wednesday, January 5
Herbert S. Saffir Inspecting &
Permitting Ctr.
8:30 am 4:30 pm
Please turn to GO BUS 8D

By JmesCligma

Integration Why did churches get a pass?

First of two articles

If integration was such a great
thing, if it was the "right thing to
do," if it was good for the coun-
try, if it was such a Godly thing
to do, why did we demand and
fight for integration in every
aspect of this society except the
church? Why didn't we leave our
churches, the way we left our

businesses and schools, in favor
of those established by White
people? Considering that
Sunday is the most segregated
day in America, you would think
those who believe that God
wants us to be "one" would have
fought for integration in the
churches as well as restaurants,
buses, restrooms, and water

I recall a quote by Walter
Lomax, who said, "The only way
integration can work is if it's an
integration of equals every-
body brings something to the
table; otherwise, in business
terms, you don't have a merger
[you have] an acquisition." That
scenario could also be stated as
a "hostile takeover," according to
Brother Lomax. So it makes
sense that if Black folks had
matched White folks, church-
for-church, integration may
have resulted in more progress
than it has.
The irony of integration,
fought for by Whites and Blacks,
is that most of those on the front
lines were Bible-believing,
church-oriented, Christians who

loved their fellow man and want-
ed to do what was right in the
sight of God. I am sure there
were folks of other religious per-
suasions who marched for
"equal access" right along with
the Christians; they marched for
equal access in everything
except churches. Could this
have been the epiphany that
Malcolm X experienced when he
visited Mecca? I don't know.
Could it be that church folks
who pushed for integration were
not willing to cross the religious
line of demarcation? Could it be
they ignored the "real" Lord's
Prayer in John 17, especially the
part where Jesus asks that we
all may be "one"? Could it be
that Black folks who pushed for

integration wanted to hold on to
their bastions of control and
authority and the currency
that flowed through those enti-
ties? I don't know.
How could Black leaders
stand by and watch as Black
folks abandoned our economic
resources for the right to sup-
port those owned by others?
How could they have acquiesced
to teachers who taught Black
children to grow up and go to
work for their children? How
could our leaders have peti-
tioned for integration in virtual-
ly every .sector of society and
missed the most important one,
the one that could have caused
us all to be more understanding,
more compassionate, and more

loving toward one another? I
don't know.
By and large, the first oppor-
tunity for Africans in America to
exert authority and have titles,
other than "Overseer" or "House
Negro," was in the church. As
long as he could control it, ole
massa "allowed" us to be
preachers, deacons, and
trustees. I suppose our status iri
the "chuch" was something we
were not willing to give up nor
share when integration rolled
around. Why didn't we demand
equal access to all churches,
White and Black? I don't know.
And what about White peo-
ple? Were they culpable in the
integration charade? Did they
Please turn to INTEGRATION 7D

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The County seeks to enter into a Contract with a qualified team for the
Design, Build, Operation and Maintenance (DBOM) of the MIA Mover
Automated People Mover System (APM) at Miami International
Airport. The Project will be divided into Phase I and Phase II. Phase
I is the Design and Build portion of the Project and Phase II is the
Operations and Maintenance portion of the Initial System. Detailed
information is available in the Request for Proposal (RFP)

Sealed proposals for the above project will be divided into four sepa-
rate parts; (i) the CSBE Envelope, (ii) the CBE Envelope, (iii) Parcel
A and (iv) Parcel B. Parcel A contains the Qualifications and
Technical Proposal as specified in ITP Section 6,0, the CSBE
Envelope only contains the CSBE Schedule of Intent affidavit(s), the
CBE Envelope only contains the CBE Schedule(s) of Participation,
and Parcel B contains all of the pricing documents as specified in ITP
Section 7.0.

Proposers are directed to Appendix 11 of the Instructions to
.Proposers that specifies the Miami-Dade Aviation Department
requirements to access Security Related Records.

Sealed proposals will be received for and on behalf of the Miami-
Dade County, by the Office of the Clerk, in the Stephen P. Clark.
Center, Suite 17-202, 111 N.W. First Street, Miami, Florida, 33128
until 2:00 p.m. on March 23, 2005, or as modified by addendum, at
which time all proposals will be taken to a, room to be designated by
the Clerk of the Board in said Stephen P. Clark Center. The County
reserves the right to postpone or cancel the proposal opening at any-
time prior to the scheduled opening of proposals.

The proposals will be evaluated as noted below:

First, on March 23, 2005, the CSBE Envelopes, containing only the
CSBE Schedule of Intent Affidavit(s) from proposers will be publicly
opened and the names of the proposers read aloud. Upon notification
by the Department of Business Development, proposers may correct
defects on the CSBE Schedule of Intent Affidavit(s) within forty-eight
(48) hours after the CSBE Envelope opening. Proposers failing to
correct the defects to the CSBE Schedule of Intent Affidavit(s) within
the 48-hour period, shall be found non responsive and their propos-
als eliminated from further consideration.

Second, the CBE Envelopes and Parcels A of proposals not eliminat-
* ed as part of the CSBE responsiveness evaluation, will be publicly
opened and the namesof the proposers read aloud 48 hours after
receipt of proposals.

The CBE Envelopes will be evaluated for responsiveness in parallel
with Parcels A. If the CBE Letter(s) of Intent are not submitted with
the CBE Envelope, then they must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the
second business day following the, proposal submission.
Respondents whose proposals do not meet the specified CBE goal
must submit evidence to prove Iack of availability of CBE-A/Es within ;
th e', CBE- Eny eope. :rroposers. failing, to comply with the- CBE
Participation Provisions will be found non responsive and their pro-
posals eliminated from further evaluation.

Parcels A will be evaluated for responsibility to the minimum require-
ments and for responsiveness based on criteria defined in the
Instructions to Proposers. Proposers failing to meet the defined
responsiveness criteria will be found non-responsive. The Selection
Committee may request clarifications on the contents of Parcels A
prior to making the responsibility to minimum requirements determi-
nation. Proposers failing to meet the responsibility to the minimum
requirements will be eliminated from further consideration by the
Selection Committee.

Parcels A, from proposers who have not been eliminated, will be fur-
ther evaluated and. the Selection Committee may request clarifica-
tions on the content prior to assigning technical scores. NO PRICING

Third, Parcels B of proposals not eliminated as part of the Parcel A
evaluation and for whom a technical score has been established, will
be publicly opened and the proposed prices read aloud on a date to
be determined and advertised. Parcels B will be evaluated for
responsibility and responsiveness.

Only those, proposers, whose entire proposal (Parcel A, CSBE
Envelope, CBE Envelope and Parcel B), have been opened, evaluat-
ed and found responsible and responsive, will be ranked by the
Selection Committee as defined in the Instructions to Proposers. Any
Contract Award, if made, will be to the highest ranked responsive and
responsible proposer (including local preference considerations).


PHASE I Design, Construction, Manufacture, Supply, Installation,
Testing, Demonstration and Commissioning of the Initial System
(inclusive of Fixed Facilities and Operating System as defined in the
Contract, Documents) of the MIA Mover APM System. Phase I
includes: (1) the design of the Operating System and Fixed Facilities
as defined in the Contract Documents; (2) the construction of the
Fixed Facilities; (3) analysis, manufacture, supply, fabrication, assem-
bly, factory testing, shipping, and installation of the Initial Operating
System; (4) on-site inspection and testing of the Fixed Facilities; (5)
on-site integration and verification testing and other preparations for
start-up of the Operating System; and (6) related project manage-
ment, control and administration. Contractor is fully and solely
responsible for performing all Work with the exception of those
responsibilities specifically identified as being retained by the Owner.
The full scope of work is defined in the Contract Documents.

PHASE II Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of the Initial System.
Phase II of the contract will include operations and maintenance of
the Initial System for a five (5) year period with options for the Owner
to extend Phase II in two, five (5) year increments for an additional ten
(10) years. The Owner will provide a separate Notice to Proceed for
Phase II (NTP-2) and the Contractor shall be fully mobilized to begin
Phase II upon receipt of NTP-2. The Owner shall not be obligated in
any way to exercise its option to extend the Phase II period beyond
the five (5) year initial period and may elect other approaches for the

operation and maintenance of the APM System. In the event that the
Owner elects not to exercise its option for,extending Phase II, then
the Owner shall have no liability to the Contractor for any claim for
damages (including, without limitation, costs incurred, lost profits and
foregone business opportunities) arising out of any failure by the
Owner to exercise said option. The full scope of work is defined in the

Contract Documents.

Request for Proposal Documents will be available on or after
December 16, 2004. Prospective proposers or their authorized repre-
sentatives may, upon presentation of identification and documenta-
tion that they are a licensed architect, engineer, or contractor who
may perform work on or related to the MIA Mover APM System, obtain
the request for Proposal Documents from Dade Aviation Consultants,
Contracts Section, 4200 N.W. 36th Street, Building 5A, 2nd floor,
Miami, Florida, 33122 by payment of $300.00 (non-refundable) per
set, check or money order made payable to the Miami-Dade Aviation
Department. Each proposer or their authorized representative shall
sign a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will be provided and notarized,
certifying that the company and each employee agrees, that in accor-
dance with Florida Statutes 119.07(3)(ee), to maintain the exempt
status of the information contained in the RFP Documents. Each pro-
poser shall also furnish an address, telephone and fax numbers for
the purpose of contact during the solicitation process ..

MDAD will make the RFP Documents available for inspection by inter-
ested parties on or after December 16, 2004, by appointment only, on
business days during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the offices
of Dade Aviation Consultants, 4200 N.W. 36th Street, Building 5A,
Second Floor Document Control Room, Miami, Florida 33122.
Interested parties are to schedule an appointment to review the RFP
Documents through MDAD's Contract Officer, AnaMaria Saks at (305)
876-7048. The duration of each appointment will not exceed two (2)
hours. However, the Department may schedule additional time slots
(not to run consecutively with the original appointment), if available.
At the time of the appointment, Interested parties will be required to
present current, valid identification (e.g., Driver's License, United
States Passport) and sign a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will be pro-
vided, certifying that the company and each employee agrees, that in
accordance with Florida Statutes 119.07(3)(ee), to maintain the
exempt status of the information contained in the RFP Documents
prior to reviewing the RFP Documents. In addition, interested parties
are advised that individuals will be monitored while reviewing these
documents. Interested parties may take notes, however, no photo-
graphs and/or copying of the exhibit.will be allowed.

All proposals must be submitted as set forth in the R.FP. The County
reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals, to waive informalities'
and irregularities, or to re-advertise the project. The County, by
choosing to exercise its right of rejection, does so without the imposi-
tion of any liability against the County by any and all proposers.


The Miami-Dade Aviation Department will hold a Pre-Proposal
Conference and Site visit at 2:00 p.m. on January 27, 2005, at the
Miami-Dade Aviation Department, 4200 N.W. 36th Street, Building
5A, Second Floor, Main Conference Room, Miami, Florida, for all
interested parties, and attendance is recommended but not mandato-
ry. Proposers are requested to inform the RFP Contracting Officer of
the number of persons expected to attend the Conference and/or the
Site Visit no later than 24 hours before the scheduled date.
Proposers are ,encouraged to submit any,questions in writing to the
.RFP-Contracting Offioer (see ITP Section 4.6) in advance ofthe;pret:
proposal conference. Any changes to this RFP :will be by written
addendum. It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with the
requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), For sign
language, interpreter services, material and accessible format,. other
special accommodations, or airport-related ADA concerns, please
contact the MDAD Office of ADA Coordination at (305) 876-0856.

PROPOSAL GUARANTY: Each proposal (in Parcel A) must contain
a Proposal Guaranty of Fourteen million dollars ($14,000,000), in the
manner required by the Instructions to Proposers. No proposal may
be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of pro-
posals. Proposals shal[ be valid for a period of 360 calendar days
from proposal submittal date.


1) The Miami-Dade County Responsible Wages Ordinance.

2) The Provisions in reference to the timetables for minority and female
employment participation, expressed as a percentage, for the
Contractor's aggregate work force in each trade on all construction
work in the covered area, as follows:

Timetables Goal for Minority Participation for Each Trade in
Miami-Dade County Goals for Female Participation for Each
Trade in Miami-Dade County
From 4/01/81 until further notice 39.5% 6.9%

As used in this Notice, and in the Contract resulting from this solicita-
tion, the "covered area" is Miafni-Dade County, Florida. These goals
are applicable to all Contractor's construction work (whether or not it is
Federal or Federally assisted) performed in the covered area.

3) The "Equal Opportunity Clause" and the "Standard Federal Equal
Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications" as set
forth in the Contract Documents.

The Contractor's compliance with the Executive Order and the regula-
tions in 41CFR Part 60-4 shall be based on its implementation of the
Equal Opportunity Clause, specific affirmative action obligations
required by the specifications set forth in 41CFR 60-4.3(a), and its
efforts to meet the goals established for the geographical area where
the contract resulting from this solicitation is to be performed. The
hours of minority and female employment and training must be sub-
stantially uniform throughout the length of the Contract, and in each
trade, and the Contractor shall make a good faith effort to employ
minorities and women evenly on each of its projects. The transfer of
a minority or female employee or trainee from Contractor to
Contractor or from project to project for the sole purpose of meeting
the Contractor's goals shall be a violation of the Contract, the
Executive Order and the regulations in 41CFR Part 60-4.
Compliance with the goals will be measured against the total work
hours performed.

The Contractor shall provide written notification to the Director of the
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs within ten (10)
working days of award of any construction subcontract in excess of

$10,000 at any tier for construction work under the Contract result-
ing from this solicitation. The notification shall list the name, address
and telephone number of the subcontractor; employer identification
number of the subcontractor; estimated dollar amount of the subcon-
tract; estimated starting and completion dates of the subcontract;
and the geographical area in which the contract is to be performed.

4) Proposers are advised that Miami-Dade County has enacted ordi-
nances governing the utilization of Community Business Enterprise
(CBE). Requirements for compliance are contained in the Contract

5) The Community Business Enterprise Program Participation Goal
for this Project is:


Community Business Enterprise 1.52% of the sum of items A1, A2
and A3 from Schedule A Prices Proposed Phase I of the Proposal
Form (in Appendix 5).

6) In addition, the proposers are advised that Miami-Dade County
has enacted an ordinance governing utilization of certified
Community Small Business Enterprise (CSBE) subcontractors.
Requirements for compliance with this ordinance are contained in
the Contract Documents.

7) Community Small Business Enterprise Program (applicable to
Phase I only). Contract Measures for this Project is:

Subcontractor Goal of 17.17% of the sum of items Al, A2 and A3
from Schedule A Prices Proposed Phase I of the Proposal Form
(in Appendix 5)

8) Proposers are also advised that Miami-Dade County has enacted
an ordinance governing utilization of Community Workforce or
Community Workforce Program (CWP) from Designated Areas in
which. a Capital Construction Project is located. Requirements for
compliance with .this ordinance are contained in the Contract

9) Community Workforce Program (applicable to Phase I only).
Contract. Measures for this Project is:

Subcontractor Goal of 29% of the workforce performing construction
trades work and labor under Phase I of this contract.

10) Reserved

11) Reserved

12) CONE OF SILENCE: Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
County Code and Administrative Order 3-27 ("Cone of Silence
Provisions"), as amended, a "Cone of Silence" is imposed upon
RFPs, RFQs, or bids after advertisement and terminates at the time
the County Manager issues a written recommendation to the Board
of County Commissioners. The Cone of Silence prohibits communi-
cation regarding RFPs, RFQs, or bids between: A) potential ven-
dors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or, consultants and the
County's professional staff including, but not limited to, the County
Manager and the County Manager's staff; B) a potential vendor, serv-
ice provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant and the Mayor, County
Commissioners or their respective staffs; C) the Mayor, County
Commissioners or their respective staffs and any member-of the
,County's profes oioral staff 1clu'ding, 'but'b t limited to, the County
iManager and the County Manager's staff;' D) a potential vendor,
service provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant and any member of
the selection committee assigned to this Solicitation; E) the Mayor,
County Commissioners or their respective staffs and member of the
selection committee assigned to this Solicitation; F) any member of
the County's professional staff and any member of the selection
committee therefore.

Section 2.11.1(t) of the County Code and Administrative Order 3-27,
as amended, permits oral communications regarding a particular
RFP, RFQ or bid for solicitation of goods or services between any
person and the procurement officer responsible for administering the
procurement process for such RFP, RFQ, or bid, provided that the
communication is limited strictly to matters of process or procedure
already contained in the corresponding solicitation document.

The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply to oral communications
at pre-proposal conferences, oral presentations before selection com-
mittees, contract negotiations during any duly noticed public meet-
ings, public presentations made to the Board of County
Commissioners during any duly noticed public meeting, or communi-
cations in writing at any time unless specifically prohibited by the
applicable RFP, RFQ, or bid document. Proposers must file a copy of
any written communications with the Clerk of the Board, which shall
be made available to any person upon request. Written communica-
tions may be submitted via e-mail to the Clerk of the Board at CLERK-
BCC@MIAMIDADE.GOV. The Contracting Officer shall respond in
writing and file a copy with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be
made available to any person upon request.

In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation of the
Cone of Silence Provisions by any proposer and bidder shall render
any RFP award, RFQ award, or bid award voidable. Any person hav-
ing personal knowledge of a violation of the Cone of Silence provi-
sions shall report such violation to the State Attorney and/ or may file
a complaint with the Ethics Commission. Bidders should reference
the actual Cone of Silence Provisions for further clarification.

All Bidders will be notified in writing when the County Manager
makes an award recommendation to the Board of County

The Contracting Officer for this RFP is:

Name: AnaMaria Saks
Title: Aviation Senior Procurement Contract Officer
Agency: MDAD Contracts Administration Division
Physical Location: 4200 NW 36th St. Bldg. 5A, 4th Floor,
Miami, FL 33122
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 592075, Miami, FL 33159
Telephone: (305) 876-7048
Fax: (305) 876-8068

13) The County shall not be responsible for any modifications or
alterations made to the Request for Proposal Documents other than
those made by Addendum, Change Order, or Work Order.
Proposers are advised to carefully check their Request for Proposal
Documents to make certain the documents they obtained con-

trained the complete set of documents. Any purchase of partial set
of documents shall be at the proposer's risk.

14) Proposers are advised that the Office of the Inspector General
may perform due diligence checks on proposers, including members
of the proposers teams.

The Miarmi Tlimes. Januarv 5-11.f 2005

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny -

.l.cks.Must.Control.Their.Ow Detn Th im ieJnur -1 053

Holidays is a good

time for job hunters

An unemployed person's job hunt didn't have
to go barren over the holidays. In many ways,
with good cheer in the air, The holidays were the
best time to look. "A lot of people during the hol-
idays think that the job search is not on any-
body's lists or minds and will take time off," said
Karin Edinger, senior career coach/counselor for
Rochester's Career Development Services. "But
that's where they're off the mark."
Businesses, as they finish 2005 budgets, might
need more workers for the new year making hol-
iday events prime -for networking. Continuing
your job hunt during this period might also stave
off depression which could have set in
because you were strapped for cash during a big
gift-giving season.
"You should never, never, never let up," said
Judie Myers-Gell, a human resource profession-
al who lost her job several months. "It's a hidden
job market that tends to be overlooked over the
holidays." Myers-Gell, for example, just had an
interview in which the company told her that the
job wouldn't start until February. "Some compa-
nies were doing their budgets and foreseeing cer-
tain openings," she said.


In many ways, with good cheer in the air, now
is the best time to look for a new job. More than
one-third of hiring managers say they will do the
majority of their hiring for the year in the first
quarter. Forty-five percent anticipate increasing
their staffs from the fourth quarter 2004 to the
first quarter 2005. The hard part is to get your
resume read by the right people at the right time.
To succeed your resume has to be available to
the employer the "moment" they decide to fill a
One easy way to be found by employers who
are looking to hire someone with your skills, is to
post your resume on all the top career sites. As
soon-as an employer needs someone, this is usu-
ally the first place they look. While it's not the
only job search activity you should pursue, it is
a documented and proven method of more suc-
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Additional application information and qualifications for these positions
may be accessed at: and M-DCPS Hotline at (305) 995-7272

Deadline to apply: January 14, 2005
Incomplete Applications will not be processed

Submit application packet to: Ms. Helen Holt. Administrative Director.
Personnel Employment and Staffing, 1500 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite
144, Miami, Florida 33132 (305) 995-7457. An Equal Opportunity Employer.


PROJECT NAME: MIA Hotel 8th Floor Replacement


Sealed Bids for the project designated above will be received for and in behalf
of Miami-Dade County, by the Office of the Clerk, in the Stephen P. Clark
Center, Suite 17-202, 111 N.W. Ist Street, Miami, Florida, 33128 until 1:00 P.M.,
Tuesday, January 25th, 2005 or as modified by addendum, at which time all
Bids will be taken to a room to be designated by the Clerk of the Board in said
Stephen P. Clark Center. Bids are to be submitted in two envelopes. Bids
received after the time and date specified will not be considered. Envelopes A
of Bids, containing only the Schedule of Intent Affidavit(s) will be publicly
opened and the names of the Bidders read aloud. Upon notification by the
Department of Business Development, bidders may correct defects on the
Schedule of Intent Affidavit(s) within forty-eight (48) hours after bid submission.
Envelopes B of Bids, containing all of the remaining bidding documents, from
Bidders that have not been rejected as not responsive will be opened publicly
and read aloud 48 hours after the bid submission date and non-responsive bids
will not be opened. Bidders are invited to be present at each opening. The
County reserves the right to postpone or cancel the bid opening at any time
prior to the scheduled opening of bids.

IN GENERAL THE WORK COMPRISES Demolition and replacement of exist-
ing 8th Floor metal deck on the North side area of the MIA Hotel structure
between column lines 25 and 34 and between column lines 35 to 37 as defined
Sin the Construction Documents. Scope of work includes demolition and
: el0ra'eent.'f all'existin ite~fis 6'rni fal ecdk, including existing metal pool, :
spa and sauna / steam room area /exercise room; -demolition of existing
kitchen / restaurant area and replacement with interior open area; Scope also
includes removal of existing roofing material on concrete deck below 8th floor
deck and its replacement with a water-proof membrane between column lines
24 and 34 and between column lines 35 to 37, plus the removal and replace-
ment of pool equipment inside pool equipment room.

BID DOCUMENTS: Bid Documents will be available on or after December 20,
2004. Prospective bidders or their authorized representatives may, upon pres-
entation of identification and documentation that they are a licensed architect,
engineer, or contractor who may perform work on or related to the MIA Hotel -
8th Floor Replacement Project, obtain the Bid Documents from Maxigraphics
II, Inc.; Majorca Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134, Tel: (305) 461-5507 by payment
of $100.00 (non-refundable) per set, check or money order made payable to
the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. Each bidder or their authorized represen-
tative shall sign a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will be provided and notarized,
certifying that the company and each employee agrees, that in accordance with
Florida Statutes 119.07(3)(ee), to maintain the exempt status of the informa-
tion contained in the Bid Documents, Each bidder shall also furnish an
address, telephone and fax numbers for the purpose of contact during the bid-
ding process.

MDAD will make the Bid Documents available for inspection by interested par-
ties on or after December 20, 2004, by appointment only, on business days dur-
ing the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the offices of MDAD Planning and
Program Management, Miami International Airport Building 3030, Second
Floor. Interested parties are to schedule an appointment to review the Bid
Documents through MDAD's Contract Officer, Byron Dowell at (305) 869-4016.
The duration of each appointment will not exceed two (2) hours. However, the
Department may schedule additional time slots (not to run consecutively with
the original appointment), if available. At the time of the appointment, Interested
parties will be required to present current, valid identification (e.g., Driver's
License, United States Passport) and sign a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will
be provided, certifying that the company and each employee agrees, that in
accordance with Florida Statutes 119.07(3)(ee), to maintain the exempt sta-
tus of the information contained in the Bid Documents prior to reviewing the Bid
Documents. In addition, interested parties are advised that individuals will be
monitored while reviewing these documents. Interested parties may take
notes, however, no photographs and/or copying of the exhibit will be allowed.
All bids must be submitted as set forth in the documents. The County reserves
the right to reject any or all Proposals, to waive informalities and irregularities,
or to re-advertise the project. The County, by choosing to exercise its right of
rejection, does so without the imposition of any liability against the County by
any and all bidders.

Bidders are directed to Special Provisions 6 of this Contract that specifies pro-
cedures for requesting construction related records from the Miami-Dade
Aviation Department.

PRE-BID CONFERENCE: The Miami-Dade Aviation Department will hold a
Pre-Bid Conference and Site Inspection on Thursday, January 6, 2005 at
1:30 pm in the 7th floor lobby of the MIA Hotel of the Miami-Dade Aviation
Department, for all interested parties. Attendance will be limited to two (2) rep-
resentatives per firm. No other Site Inspections will be provided by the Miami-
Dade Aviation Department. It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply
with all the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For sign
language, interpreter services, material in accessible format, other special
accommodations, or airport-related ADA concerns, please contact the MDAD
Office of ADA Coordination at (305) 876-7030.


Contract Measures for this Project is (are): 8.06%


The Community Workforce Goal for this Project is: N/A

BID GUARANTY: Each Bid must be accompanied by a Bid Guaranty of not
less than five percent (5%) of the Total Bid in a manner required by the



A public hearing will be held by the Commission of the City of Miami, Florida
on January 13, 2005, at 9:00 a.m., at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive,
Miami, Florida, for the purpose of hearing objections from any interested
parties affected by the restriction of vehicular access to Northwest 11th
Place at its intersection with Northwest North River Drive.

All interested parties are invited to appear and may be heard concerning the
restriction of vehicular access to Northwest.11th Place. Should any person
desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with respect to any
matter considered at this hearing, that person shall ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, including all testimony and evidence
upon which any appeal may by based.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may con-
tact the Office of the City Clerk no later than two (2) business days prior to
the proceeding at (305) 250-5360.

Priscilla A. Thompson
City Clerk


Instructions to Bidders. No Bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing
time for the receipt of Bids for a period of one-hundred and eighty (180) days.
The County reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive informalities
and irregularities, to reject all bids, or to re-advertise for Bids.


1) The Miami-Dade County Responsible Wages Ordinance.

2) The Provisions in reference to the timetables for minority and female
employment participation, expressed as a percentage, for the Contractor's
aggregate work force in each trade on all construction work in the covered
area, as follow:


Participation for
From 4/01/81
Until further notice

Goal for minority
Participation for each

trade in Miami-Dade County
39.5 %

Goals for female

each trade
6.9 %

As used in this Notice, and in the Contract resulting from this solicitation, the
"covered area" is Miami-Dade County, Florida. These goals are applicable to
all Contractor's construction work (whether or not it is Federal or Federally
assisted) performed in the covered area.

3) The "Equal Opportunity Clause" and the ."Standard Federal Equal
:Employment OioffLunity: CEintructioh Contract Specifications" as'set'forth ii
the Contract Documients.

The Contractor's compliance with the Executive Order and the regulations in
41CFR. Part 60-4 shall be based on its implementation of the Equal
Opportunity Clause, specific affirmative action obligations required by the
specifications set forth in 41CFR 60-4.3(a), and its efforts to meet the goals
established for the geographical area where the contract resulting from this
solicitation is to be performed. The hours of minority and female employment
and training must be substantially uniform throughout the length of the
Contract, and in each trade, and the Contractor shall make a good faith effort
to employ minorities and women evenly on each of its projects. The transfer
of a minority or female employee or trainee from Contractor to Contractor or
from project to project for the sole purpose of meeting the Contractor's goals
shall be a violation of the Contract, the Executive Order and the regulations in
41CFR Part 60-4. Compliance with the goals will be measured against the
total work hours performed.

The Contractor shall provide written notification to the Director of the Office of
Federal Contract Compliance Programs within ten (10) working days of award
of any construction subcontract in excess of $10,000 at any tier for construc-
tion work under the Contract resulting from this solicitation. The notification
shall list the name, address and telephone number of the subcontractor;
employer identification number of the subcontractor; estimated dollar amount of
the subcontract; estimated starting and completion dates of the subcontract;
and the geographical area in which the contract is to be performed.

4) Miami-Dade County has enacted an ordinance governing utilization of certi-
fied Community Small Business Enterprise (CSBE) subcontractors.
Requirements for compliance with this ordinance are contained in the Contract

5) Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-11.1(t), a "Cone of Silence"
is imposed upon RFPs, RFQs or bids after advertisement and terminates at
the time the County Manager issues a written recommendation to the Board of
County Commissioners or a Notice of Contract Award Recommendation,
whichever comes first. The Cone of Silence prohibits communications regard-
ing RFPs, RFQs or bids between potential vendors, service providers, bidders,
lobbyists, or consultants and the County's professional staff, including but not
limited to the County Manager and the County Manager's staff. A Cone of
Silence is also imposed between the Mayor, County Commissioners or their
respective staffs and any member of the County's professional staff including,
but not limited to, the County Manager and the County Manager's staff.

The provisions of Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-11.1(t) do not apply to
oral communications at pre-bid conferences, oral presentations before selec-
tion committees, oral communications with the contacting officer, as pub-
lished by the Department of Business Development in their weekly Cone of
Silence Project Information Report, for administering the procurement
process, provided the communication is limited strictly to matters of process
or procedures, contract negotiations during any duly noticed public meet-
ings, public presentations made to the Board of County Commissioners dur-
ing any duly noticed public meeting or communications in writing at any time
unless specifically prohibited by the applicable RFP, RFQ, or bid document.
Bidders or proposers must file a copy of any written communication with the
Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available to any person upon
request. The County shall respond in writing and file a copy with the Clerk
of the Board, which shall be made available to any person upon request.

In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation of Miami-Dade
County Code Section 2-11.1(t) by any bidder or proposer shall render any
RFP award, RFQ award, or bid award voidable. Any person having person-
al knowledge of a violation of this Ordinance shall report such violation to
the State Attorney and/or may file a complaint with the Ethics Commission.
Bidders or Proposers should reference the actual Ordinance for further clar-

6) The County shall not be responsible for any modifications or alterations
made to the Bid Documents or to the Contract Documents other than those
made by Addendum, Change Order, or Work Order. Any purchase of partial
sets of documents shall be at the purchasers risk.

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The 1Miami Times, January 5-11, 2005 3D-

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

zSa A ILC maVufL. i5 tm. I A u.IUS.. U -L

Cummings wraps it up

continued from 1D

Cummings, who won
his fifth congressional
term representing
Baltimore in
November, is confi-
dent more people
have learned about
the caucus during his
time as chairman.
But he's still working
to make the CBC bet-
ter known.
"I think the caucus'
profile has definitely
been raised," the
Democrat said in a
recent interview. "I
want people to know
what the caucus is."
Rep. Mel Watt, a
North Carolina
Democrat who will

chairmanship. The
CBC has more than
tripled in size since
its founding in 1969,
when it had 13 mem-
bers. Next year, the
caucus will have 43
members, including
42 House lawmakers
and incoming
Democratic senator
Barack Obama of
Illinois, a change
Cummings describes
as "very, very signifi-
cant," because those
lawmakers represent
about 30 million con-
But his chairman-
ship hasn't been
without difficulties.
The caucus was fre-
quently at odds with
the Bush administra-

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. smiles Thursday,
Dec. 16, during his annual holiday party at the
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American
History and Culture in Baltimore. Cummings is near-
ing completion of his two-year tenure as chairman of
the Congressional Black Caucus. -AP Photo/Steve Ruark

replace Cummings as
chairman, has
noticed the differ-
ence. He said he
hopes to continue
building on a commu-
nications network
Cummings has main-
"He's done regular
messaging to that
network on behalf of
the CBC, and I think
his tenure has been
among the best we've
ever had," Watt said.
"It's going to be hard
to follow him ,and
keep it going in that
A prime example of
Cummings' hard-
charging, explore-
every-option push to
put the CBC in the
national spotlight
came in September
2003, when he sought
to hold a debate by
Democratic- presiden-
tial candidates at
Morgan State
University, a histori-
cally Black institution
in Baltimore.
At first, Cummings
proposed four debates
that the CBC would
sponsor "to energize
the African-American
community" for the
2004 election. Then,
in negotiations with
Democratic National
Committee Chairman
Terry McAuliffe, he
agreed to have the
caucus sponsor just
one of six official DNC
debates and to hold it
in Detroit.
But Cummings then
found a way to create
a second CBC debate
by bringing the candi-
dates to Baltimore.
He teamed up with an
unexpected ally, Fox
News Channel
Chairman and CEO
Roger Ailes, after run-
ning into him at a
dinner in Washington
and asking him for
his help. Fox News
Channel carried the
debate live from the
Morgan State cam-
"I think it was very
important for the cau-
cus," Cummings said
of the debate. "It real-
ly put us out there."
The caucus has
grown during his

Bush met with the
caucus in his first
month in office, but
then went more than
two years without a
meeting. Cummings
protested the dearth
of meetings by tur-'i:
ing down an invita-
tion to the White
House in July 2003
after the president's
trip to Africa.
Cummings laughs
when he recalls run-
ning into Bush not
long afterward at a
conference of the
National Urban
League. The presi-
dent, the congress:
man recalls, asked
him: "'Why did you
dis me, man?'"
described the caucus'
relationship with the
White House as "very
difficult." Yet,
Cummings is quick to
point out it has been
rewarding "because
we were able to eke
out some victories."
Watt said
Cummings has led
the caucus diplomati-
cally at a time when
the White House is
occupied by a
Republican president.
"Elijah could have
gone out there and
kind of gone ballistic
on the president and
basically blown up
any future possibili-
ties of building a rela-
tionship, and he's
been careful not to do
that," Watt said. "I
think he leaves an
atmosphere and a cli-
mate and an environ-
ment that if the pres-
ident is willing to
meet with us and
build the relation-
ship, we'd have some-
thing to work with."
Cummings, who is
the third congress-
man from Maryland's
7th District to chair
the CBC, worked hard
to hold joint news
conferences with
other congressional
groups, such as the
Congressional Asian
Pacific American
Caucus and the
Hispanic Caucus.
"You must form

coalitions with oth-
ers," he said.
Cummings said the
caucus has had to
focus on "more of a
defensive strategy," in
trying to maintain
funding for historical-
ly Black colleges, pro-
moting affirmative
action and getting
more aid to Africa.
Cummings said he

believes he has helped
lead the caucus as a
"conscience of. the
Congress" by taking
up hot-button issues
and giving voice to
views that aren't pop-
ular with the Bush
administration. He
cited caucus meetings
shown on C-SPAN
that regularly gener-
ated interest among

white as well as Black
viewers. Speaking out
about prescription
drugs, joblessness
and the war in Iraq
and promoting Head
Start resonated with
people throughout the
nation, he said.
"Our message is one
that went to the cen-
ter of peoples' lives,"
Cummings said.






Copies of the proposed Resolution are available for review at the Public
Works Department, Survey and Land Records Section of the Construction
Division, located at 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 4th Floor, during regular working
hours. Phone (305) 416-1232.

The Miami City Commission requests all interested parties be present or
represented at this meeting and are invited to express their views. Should
any person desire to appeal any decision of theCity Commission with
respect to any matter considered at this mrneting,,.that person shall ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made including'all testimony
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Copies of the proposed Resolution are available for review at the Public
Works Department, Survey and Land Records Section of the Construction
Division, located at 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 4th Floor, during regular working
hours. Phone (305) 416-1232.

The Miami City Commission requests all interested parties be present or
represented at this meeting and are invited to express their views. Should
any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting, that person shall ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made including all testimony
and evidence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105).

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may con-
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the proceeding at (305) 250-5360.

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SBusiness Rentals
Store for rent. Could be used
for a church or small busi-
4801 NW 27th Avenue
Freestanding store available,
completely renovated. Air
conditioned. Roll-down secur-
ity doors. Outside lighting.
$700per month. $700 security
deposit. Call 305-638-3699

Office Space
Prime Golden Glades Office
From $250 to $450 monthly
Call 305-681-9600
SUnfurnished Rooms j
Norwood Area
Two rooms, kitchen with ap-
pliances, full size bathroom,
with air, tiled floors, utilities
included.$800 per month. By
appointment only.
Please call 305-308-9124
SFurnished Rooms I
1338 N.W. 68th Street
One room available. Call
2168 NW 98 Street
$80wkly., free utilities, kitch-
en, private bath, air, security
bars, 1 person. Call
791 N.W. 95 Street
One bedroom, Nice, new car-
pet, gas and water included.
First/last/sec. Call 305-836-
5848 /305-653-8954.
9100 NW 29th Court
One bedroom, one bath with
air, light and water included.
$280 biwkly, For info stop by
4 pm-6:30 pm.
Perfect room, clean, quite,
comfortable, air/cable option-
al. Call 305-624-0535/786-
Christian Home
Has rooms for rent. Call
305-759-2889, after 6 p.m.
Miami Gardens Area
Clean room, private entrance,
cable and air,' near bus line.
Call 305-688-0187
Newly renovated rooms, air,
full use of house, cable. $125
weeily $3'5 io move in.
Call Mr. Jay 786-663-4189.
Fully furnished rooms with
central air.
Call 305-953-4055.

S Efficiencies
1168 NW 51st Street
Large efficiency for rent, $475
monthly, utilities included.
$950 to move in.
Call: 305-633-1157
1612 NW 51st Terrace
Utilities included. $475 moves
you in. $98 weekly
Call 305-915-9255 or
1842 N.W. 185th Terrace
Very comfortable efficiency
for rent includes utilities
please call, 786-663-55'13.

No Smoking
60 N.W. 53rd Street
$365 monthly! $730 down
payment. Call Woody at
Northwest Miami Area
Roomy efficiency, with stove,
refrigerator, and air. $650 to
move in. $350 monthly.
Call 305-758-2870

i Apartments
$300 Off Move in Allowance
Expires Soon!
Large one bedroom, $5901
Two bedrooms, two bath
$825 Newly renovated, cen-
tral air. Section 8 welcome.
2407 NW 135th Street
Call 305-769-0146
1215 NW 103rd LANE
Beautiful large two bedrooms,
gated lake side community
COME! 305-696-7667
1260 NW 59th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, re-
modeled new appliances,
air,fans, blinds, and parking
$775 monthly. Section 8
welcome! Call Sam
14100 NW 6th Court
Huge, one bedroom, one
bath, with central air, in quiet
area. $650 monthly!
Please Call
Raciel Cruz 305-553-3883
1558 NW 1st Avenue
Remodeled two bedrooms,
one bath, new kitchen,
bathroom and tile.
Call 305-303-5706
18815 NW 33rd Court
Lovely home completely tiled.
Living room, one bedroom,
one bath, two entrances,
kitchen and dinning room
combined. Electricity and
water included. $650 month-

ly and security $1300.
Section 8 Welcome!

190 NW 51 STREET
One bedroom, appliances in-
cluded. $1200 moves you in.

190 NW 51 STREET
One bedroom, appliances in-
cluded. $1200 moves you in.
1920 NW 31 Street
Cozy one bedroom, one bath
with appliances, tiled floors,
security bars, air and water
included. $600 monthly. Sec-
tion 8 Welcome!
Call 305-688-7559
200-210 NW 17th Street
One bedroom with stove,
refrig, air. $420 per month
2295 NW 46th Street
Huge one and two bedrooms,
one bath with new refrigera-
tor, stove and air. A must
seel Section 8 Welcome!
Call Tony: 305-213-5013
2605 NW 135th Street
One bedroom, $520 monthly,
with central air, carpet, and
laundry. Call: 305-854-2467
leave message mgt#104
3301 NW 51st Street
One bedroom, one bath with
utilities included and air. $780
moves you in. Call
3330 NW 48th Terrace
Totally remodeled one bed-
room, one bath in nice quiet
area with new appliances and
bathroom cabinets. A must
see Mr. Cruz at

355 NE 75th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
designer interior, custom
lighting, large mirrors, air
ceiling fans, and good
security. $675 a month.
Call: 305-992-4451
415-439 NW 9th Street
1 Bedroom $420.00
Stove, Frig, Air

419-449 NW 8 Street
560 NW 7th Street
Efficiency $340.00
1 Bedroom- $420.00
S2 bedrooms- $550.00
Three bedrooms- $655.00
Stove, Frig, Air
Ask about our one bed-
room specials

48 NW 77th Street
. Large -one bdrm', Little Haiti
area, tiled, and sec. bars.
Section 8 weIcemel First, last
and security. 305-753-7738.
5300 NW 25TH AVE.APT. #2
One bedroom apartment, all
appliances, air conditioning,
tiled floor.
305-693-1017 or
6020 NW 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$400-$410 per month, one
bedrooms, $355 per month,
security bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699
607 NE 123rd Street
Section 8 Welcome!
Beautiful one bedroom, one
bath, in nice neighborhood.
$700 mthly, Call: Clifford
6837 NW 6th Avenue
Extra large one bedroom,
with air,sec. bars, ceiling
fans, $350monthly, $900 to
move in.
7104 N.W. 14 PLACE
One and two bedrooms. Sec-
tion 8 and Howpa welcome.
'Call Ms. Wright
305-754-2268/ 305693-8033.
8475 NE 2 Avenue
One and two bedrooms
apartment. Call 305-754-
7776. Hialeah and Miami
Beach. Section 8 Welcome!

One and two bdrms., from
$375-$440 monthly. Free wa-
ter, security bars and iron
gate doors. Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street or
Call 305-638-3699
Small furnished one bedroom
apartment including utilities.
Call: 305-693-9486
Remodeled One, and two
bedrooms. apts., from $425,
air, ceiling fan, appliances.
laundry, gate, 100 NW 11th
St. Mgr. #106 305-374-4412
Remodeled effi and three
bedroom apts air, ceiling fan,
appliances, laundry, gate.
1601 NW 1st Court. Mgr.
#210 Call 305-374-4412
Capital Rental Agency
1497 NW 7th Street

Overtown and Liberty City
Opa Locka and Brownsville
Apts., duplexes and Hous-
es. Eff. 1 ,2 and 3 bed-
rooms. $300.00 $750.00
monthly. Remodeled/Ready
to move in. Select units with
free water. Same day ap-
proval.Call for information.

Design District
Downtown Miami
Several fully remodeled one
bedroom, one bath apts.
New kitchen, appliances
flooring and ceiling fans.
No deposit. We will give
you $500 CASH to help
you move in with
approval.Must see.
Call: 305-525-0660
Fiftieth Street Heights
Walking distance from
Brownsville metrorail. Free
water, gas, sec. bars ,iron
gate doors, one and two
bdrms, from $360-$435
monthly! 2651 NW 50th
Street. Call 305-638-3699

Fully renovated, one bed-
room $395.00 under new

L & G Apartments
5815 NW 12th Avenue
Beautiful one bedroom, $380
monthly, apartment in gated
community, on bus lines,
$760 to move in.
Call 305-638-3699

Liberty City Area
Cozy, quiet, secluded, one
bedroom, one bath rear
apartment, with nice back-
yard. $600 monthly. $1500 to
move in. Call 786-412-5834
2451 NW 46th Street
One bedroom apt with
remote gate, $450 mthly
Call 954-430-0849
One'bedroom, one bath.
$400 per month. Call Joel
One bedroom apartments
available. Air and appliances
included. $650 monthly.
Section 8 welcome
Call 954-432-3198 or
1130 NW 62nd Street
One bedroom, $355 monthly,
$710 to move in, security
bars, iron gate doors, free
water and gas.
Apply at 2651 NW 50th Street
or Call 305-638-3699
1255 NW 58 Street
1256 NW 58 Terrace
Free water,'.gas, secu'ritfybars
and iron gate doors, $360
monthly. Two bdrm.; $395
mthly. Apply at:2651 NW 50th
Street. Call 305-638-3699.
1907 NW 2nd Court
Nice two bdrms, air, applian-
ces and free hot water, $370
monthly, $200 deposit. See
Ray apt# 11 after 3 p.m.Call:
305-665-4938/ cell: 305-498-
Downtown MiamiArea

Five bedrooms, three
baths/three bedrooms, two
baths and one bedroom
apts. Fully remodeled. New
air condition, appliances
and kitchen cabinets.
We will give you $500 to
help you move in with
approval. Must see.
Call 305-525-0660.

Duplex j
1045 NW 113th Terrace
Section 8 Welcome!
One bedroom, one bath.
1070 N.W. 65 STREET
One bedroom, one bath, all
appliances and water
included. $500 monthly.
Call 786-290-0346
1182 NW 30th Street
Call 305-754-7776
130 NE 55th Street
Move -n- special
Two bdrms, one bath. $700
mthly. $1400 to move in. Sec-
tion 8 ok. Call 305-986-1671
1520 NE 149th Street
Newly remodeled one bed-
rooms, one bath with air and
appliances. $600 monthly.
Utilities included.
Call 786-390-9391
1750 NW 50 STREET
Large, two bedrooms, one
bath, fenced yard.$750
monthly. Section 8 Okay!
Call Kathy 786-326-7916
1780 Ali baba Avenue
Opa locka
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Completely remodeled, $695
per month. Section 81
1880 NW 74 Street
Newly remodeled,two bed-
rooms, one bath, with air and
appliances, fenced. Section 8
welcome. Call 786-457-2998
2101 NW 92nd Street
Two bedroom, water, bars,
$750, $2,250 move in No
Section 8. Terry Dellerson
Bkr 305-891-6776
2466A NW 44 Stree
Two bedrooms, one bath

$775 per month
2480 NW 61st Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$875 per month
Section 8 Welcome!

3030 N.W. 19th Avenue
Call 305-754-7776

572 NE 65th Street
Newly remodeled,top floor,
two bedroom, one bath, with
$800 a month plus $600
Security to move in.
Please Call 786-488-2264
771 NW 52nd Street:
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$750 a monthly. Section 8
Welcome Call 954-704-0094
Miami Area
One and two bedroom, in qui-
et neighborhood. Section 8
Call 786 295- 4848
Two bedrooms, one bath,
completely remodeled $900
mthly Section 8 Welcome!
Under New Management
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $475 per month; $475
sec. deposit, $950 total to
move in. Call 448-4225 or ap-
ply at: 3737 Charles Terrace.

I Condos/Townhouses I

1542 NW 35th Street
Nice, two bedrooms,one
bath, central air, ceiling fans
and security bars. $595
monthly. $1650 to move in.
Call 305-206-1438
18016 NW 40 Ct
Three bedroom, two bath
townhome for rent, central
air. Section 8 welcome!
Please call after 7 p.m. 305-

I Houses
1012 NW 74th Street
Nice, four bedrooms, three
baths. $1,300 monthly,
$3,900 to move in. Call 305-
1250 NE 211 TERRACE
Four bedrooms. Section 8
Welcome 786-286-2540
12541 Country Club
Lane Miami
One bdrm, one bath small
house for rent. $650 monthly.
Elictric and water included.
Not Section 8 Approved
Call: Eric 954-805-7612
1321 N. W. 44 Street
Newly .enovaled house. Four
bdrms, two-baths with cenral
Please call 305-345-8817.
1529 NW 51st Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath
with central air. $1100 month-
ly. Section 8 Welcome! Call
15331 NW 29th Avenue
Three bdrm, two bath, FL rm,
air, $1,250, $3,750 move in
No Section 8. Terry Dellerson
Bkr 305-891-6776
15765 N.W. 37 Court
Four bedroom, two bath..
$1600 monthly. All Points Re-
alty, Inc. Call 305-621-5800.
1621 NE 150 Street
Huge three bedrooms, two
baths,large gated yard, tile,
central air, patio and porch.
$1400 monthly. Section 8
welcome. Call 305-965-3271.
1720 N.W. 67 STREET
Three bedroom, one bath,
central air, carpet, tile, screen
in porch and security bars.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-413-7061.
17230 NW 24th Avenue
Four bdrm, three bath, air
$1,400,$4,200 move in. No
Section 8. Terry Dellerson
Bkr 305-891-6776
1790 NW 52nd Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Refrigerator, stove, tile.
Section 8 Welcome
1851 NW 90th Street
Section 8 Welcome!
Beautiful three bedrooms,
one bath. Central air, new tile
throughout, new kitchen and
bathroom. $1250 mthly.Call:
Mike 786-277-3036
1853 NW 90th Street
Section 8 Welcome!
Beautiful two bedrooms, one
bath. New tile throughout,.
new kitchen, and new
appliances. $700 per month.
Call: Mike 786-277-3036
1855 NW 46th Street
Section 8 Welcome!
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Newly tile floors, and central
air. $850 per month.
1865 N.W. 70th Street
Charming, three bedrooms,
one bath, central air, tiled
floors, washer and dryer,
$950 per month, section 8
Please call 786 -877-7777
18920 NW 14th Court
Three bedrooms, one and
one half bath with air and ap-
pliances. $1365 monthly!
Call 954-704-0094
1901 NW 66th Street
Three bdrms, one bath,large
corner lot. Section 8 Wel-
comed. Or buy with

Call 305-971-2513
19120 N.W. 22 PLACE
Three bedroom, two bath,
with central air. Carpet, appli-
ances, and garage. Nice
noeghborhood. $1250 month-
ly. No section 8.
Call 305-625-4515.

1915 N.W. 68th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths
Possible four bedrooms
-entirely tiled, central air
Totally renovated $1000
monthly 786-586-2401
197th Street NW 35th Ave
Nice four bedroom, two bath.
Central air, $1400 mthly.
Section 8/HOPWA Welcomel
21003 NW 37th Court
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Central air, security bars,
newly remodeled refrigera-
tord, stove and Section 8
Welcome. 305-621-5301
2267 NW 102nd Street
One bedroom house in rear.
Carpet and tiled. Water and
appliances included $485.00
Call: 954-499-3030
2273 N.W. 65th St. (front)
Three bedrooms, one bath
New carpet, newly painted
$1050 a month Section 8
welcome Call 305-751-6720
2471 NW 175th Terrace
Four bedrooms, two bath.
Central air. $1500 mlhly.
Section 8 Welcome!
2755 NW 57th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
fireplace, carport, and patio.
No calls after 10pm
2791 NW 197th Terrace
Newly remodeled, three bed-
rooms, two baths with air.
$1000 monthly, $2700 to
move in.
Please Call 305-633-7547
29th Avenue NW 208th Terr
Huge three bedrooms, two
bath, den central air, $1300
mthly. Section 8/ HOPWA
Welcome! 305-624-0451
3098 NW 65th Street
One bedroom, one bath.
Air, $500 mthly, first, last, and
security required.
3211 NW 182nd Street
Three bdrm, two bath.FL rm,
air, $1,300, $3,900 move in.'
No Section 8. Terry Dellerson
Bkr 305-891-6776
3255 NW 180 Street
3 and a half bedrooms one
bath, $1,365 monthly. Sec-
tion 8 okay.
Please call 786-357-5924
3411 NW 172nd Terrace
'Three bdrm,air,bars, FL rm,
No Section 8. $1,200. $3,600
mnov' in -Terry Dellerson- :-:
BroKer 305-891-6776 "'
563 NW 22 Street
Three bedroom,one bath,
new kitchen and
bath. Air, Must see.
$800 monthly.$1600 to move
Call 305-751-8865.
5700 N.W. 3rd Avenue
Three bdrms., two baths,
central air and heat, bars, ap-
pliances. Section 8 Welcome!
Call 754-244-0060
621 NW 189th Street
Four bedrooms, one bath. -
Newly remodel inside/out.
Big yard, quiet neighborhood.
Section 8 305-244-6620
6550 NW 24th Court
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Newly remodeled, central
air.$875 monthly.
Section 8 Welcome!
6830 N. W. 14 Avenue
Three bedroom, one bath.
Central air, tiled, vertical
blinds. Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-303-2644
7022 NW 21st Avenue
Section 8 Welcomel
Two bedrooms, one bath.
New appliances, air, ceiling
fans. 305-713-4263
7805 NW 2nd Court
Two bedrooms, one bath
$600 monthly and $1200 to
move in.
Call 305-479-3632
8120 NW 14TH COURT
REMODELED, three bed-
rooms, two baths, central air
$1175. Hialeah, City of
Miami, Miami Beach.
Section 8 Welcome!
828 NW 66 Street
Section 8 Welcome!
Three bdrm, one bath, central
air, with carport, near 1-95
and schools. 786-277-8425
Section 8 Welcome!
Four bedrooms, two baths,
new central air, and applian-
ces. Call 305-992-6496
Carol City Area
Three or four bedroom home,
two bath, near North Dade Li-
brary. Section 8 okay. Please
call 954-366-1902 or cell 954-
683-6810 after 7 p.m only.
House For Rent
2331 NW 68th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Lauderdale Manners
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Central air, washer/dryer,
large fl.rm, Gated. Section 8
OK. 954-649-9090
Newly remodeled, huge four

bedroom, two bath, central
air. Section 8 welcome.
Call 954-818-9112
Four bedrooms,
two baths town house.
Section 8 welcome

North Miami Beach

Beautiful efficiency, newly
renovated, close to transpor-
tation and schools, $550
monthly. Call 954-274-4445
Two bedroom, one bath,
central air and fenced yard.
$825 monthly. First, last
and Security.
Behind in your rent 24 hour
notice? Behind in your
mortgage? Call Kathy:
West Coconut Grove Area
Two story home. Three
bdrms, two baths, air, family
/laundry room, garage. Sec-
tion 8 ok. Call 786-597-3999.

S Rent With Option

1360 NW 68TH TERR
New home, three bedroom,
two baths.
100% financing for qualifiers.
Call: 786-942-7282

SReal Estate Services I

Do you have a JobI You
can purchase your home
Good, Bad or No Credit.
Call JOE 305-418-2337

I Condos/Townhouses I

!!!!Buyer Beware!!!!

3716 NW 213 Street was re-
paired, due to fire, without
any permits. Inspect roof
and attic. Building official has-
been notified.

Concerned Neighbors

S Duplex
1540 N.W. 46 Street
Newly remodeled with central
air. Close to schools and bus-
es. Ideal for investors or own-
er occupied. $140,500.
Call 305-835-8157.

S Houses I

Now You Can Own Your
Own Home Today
UP TO $65,000
Hud/VA Homes Available
House Of Homes Realty

North Dade Area

Beautiful three bedroom, one
bath home, $140,000. Must
see. Call Broker at 954-985-
The search is ended. Four
bedroom, one full bath and
two three-quarter baths with
pool. Call 305-905-1197.

Stop Renting, Own Your Own Homel
Bad credit welcome,
FHA/HUD low down.
Call: Terry

24hr Service Plumbing
Unclog bathroom and kitchen
drain line. Quick service
Business Opportunity
Income tax preparers,
percentage profit sharing
Choose how much you want
to pay! Good/bad credit,
bankruptcy, first time buyer
refinance, low rate.

Credit Problems? No Credit?
Rebuild or Start Credit with
an unsecured Visa Card.
Non profit credit counseling
Call 305-899-9393
Home Remodeling/ Repair.
Good work, cheap price.
Drywall, plastering, plumbing,
carpentry, setting tile, and all
Miscellaneous work.
Mike: 786-486-6985

Appliances Sale $99
Frig, stove, washer, dryer.
215 NW 22nd Avenue
We do repair 305-644-0333


Fire sprinkler installer and
helpers, one year experi-
ence. Must have own
transportation. Please call
Marketing Field Agent
$30 an hour. Driving route
Car needed
Call 305-720-2688, Option 1

For the Miami-Dade Area
Must be 18 years or older
Must have your own vehicle

Contact Mrs. Dawson

35-55 years old
Apply in person
2175 N.W. 76 Street

Mom Service
Present/sell.newborn photo
services to new moms and
photograph newborns in
hospitals. Openings in
Hialeah area.
PT, AM hours, weekday and
weekend positions available.
Must have customer service/
sales exp. and ability to reach
daily sales goals. High
school diploma/GED and
PC/data entry skills
Call 877-282-3176
Ext. 2602
Visit us at:
Sales Agents
Starting Weekly Pay $900
America's largest and oldest
African-American Life Insur-
ance Company seeks agents
to sell life insurance products
and work a particular niche
within the Broward County
area. Must be able to work
with a team of agents to in-
troduce products, generate
leads, and direct sales. Ex-
perience preferred. Valid life
insurance license required.
The position has a high earn-
ing potential, and is commis-
sionedwith a base salary.
Applicants should apply via
e-mail at:
or by fax to 919- 682-1685
by Wed, Jan 19.

North Carolina Mutual Life
Insurance Company
411 W. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701.

Monumental Life Insurance
is looking for professionals
who can provide excellent
service to existing custom-
ers and add new clients to
an established book of busi-
ness in Belle Glade and sur-
rounding areas. We offer
paid training, comprehen-
sive benefits and above
average earnings. Please
call Michael Weintraub at

Experienced, mature, de-
pendable childcare teacher
with certificationI Needed to
teach in private childcare
center. Call 305-836-1178

Wash/dry/iron. Part-time
position available immedi-
ately, in my home. Must be
an excellent ironer. Tues-
day, and Thursday 4 p.m.
to 8 p.m. $9 hourly. N. Mi-
ami area. Call, 305-892-
2082 and leave a message.

SPositions Wanted I
I am looking for employment
with in large apartment com-
plex. 10 years plus experi-
ence. Can install windows,
lay tile, hang drywall/plaster,
doors, replace bath tubs,
paint, plumbing, carpentry,
concrete work and light elec-
trical repairs. Ask for Morris

Church available
With air and kitchen. Seats
80. Call: 305-687-1218

Now Hiring!
Call 1-606-923-8103

Your ad could

be here.



Financial news you can uise

The Neighborhood
Corporation (NRC) has
selected Miami-Dade
Neighborhood Housing
Services as the sponsor
for its latest
HomeOwnership Center
program. The new cen-
ter will provide a one-
stop source of compre-
hensive counseling and
support for first-time
homebuyers. Along with
the designation NRC
provided a $50,000 con-
tribution to underwrite
the Center's financial
support. NRC is a con-
gressionally chartered
national nonprofit
organization that sup-
ports a nationwide net-
work of
"NelghborWorks" affili-
ates. Visit Miami Dade
NHS's website at
http: / /


There will be a two
day training on the fed-
eral' government's Low
Income Housing Tax
Credit program in
Miami Beach on Jan. 25
and 26, 2005. The
trainer will be Joe
Guggenheim, a noted
tax credit expert and
author. For more infor-
mation call 301 320-
5771 or e-mail


The 4th Annual New
Partners for Smart
Growth: Building Safe,
Healthy and Livable
Communities will .be
Jan. 27 29 in Miami.
The program will fea-
ture cutting-edge smart
growth issues, the lat-
est research, implemen-
tation tools and strate-
gies, successful case
studies, new partners,
new projects, and new

ClassfiedAdvrtsr' ndx -

020 Business
023 Churches
025 Roommates
027 Office Space
030 Unfurnished
035 Furnished
040 Efficiencies
050 Apartments
060 Duplexes
065 Condos/Tnhs
070 Houses
080 Rent w/option

To Place Your Ad
By Phone:
Mon. Fri.
Deadline: Tues. 6 pm
By Fax: 305-757-4764
Deadline: Tues. 2 pm
In person:
Mon. Fri.
8:30 am 6 pm

900 N.W. 541" St.

100 Real Estate
101 Condos/Tnhs
102 Duplexes
103 Houses
104 Lots
,105 Apartments
107 Commercial Prop
108 Business

106 Money To Lend
115 Services
120 Repairs
150 Automobiles
175 Business Oppt.
176 Schools
177 Positions Wanted
180 Childcare
190 Miscellaneous
200 Merchandise
220 Personals
250 Lost and Found
998 Legals

Please check your classified ad the first
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ads placed by phone are read back for
verification of copy content.
In the event of an error Ehe J liami
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Blacks Mus~t Control The~ir Own DestinV

The Mliami Times, Jantuary 5-11, 2005 5D''

6D The Miami Times. January 5-11. 2005 Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

New year job tips

continued fro 3D

You've seen the statis-
tics year after year less
than 10 percent of New
Year's resolutions are
honored 30 days later.
Most last less than 10
days. Why do we make
resolutions each year? To
please others? To prove
we're serious? Because we
should? Because it's easi-
er than really investing in
What if there were a tool
that helped us determine
which resolutions and
goals were really impor-
tant to us, and not just lip
service? What if there was
a model that helped us.
focus and stay on track?
Can you pledge meeting
times and status reports
to a buddy? Absolutely.
Could you get to your goal
even faster with the sup-
port of a skilled profes-
Now, more than ever
before, there is a huge
array of experts available
to us. They are easy to
find via, referrals and
through the web. They
come in a wide selection of
price points. This year, get
serious and set a budget
for that goal or resolution,
and hire the professional
support you need and


Have you dreamed of
owning your own busi-
ness but don't know
where to start?
Franchises are becoming
more and more popular
as a way for people to buy
and own their own busi-
ness. Here are 4 main
advantages to owning a
First, you're able to
operate your own busi-
ness with the security of
working with a large com-
pany. Second, the start-
up, operations and gener-
al business plans are laid
out for you with training
and support from the
franchisor. Third, you
reduce your risk due to
'the success of the fran--
'chisor's reputation expe-
rience. Fourth, it may be
easier to borrow money to
start a franchise than an
independent business. If
you've been thinking
about starting your own
business, we recommend
a free consultation with
FranChoice, the premier
"matchmaker" of the fran-
chising industry.
During your consulta-
tion, the consultants from
FranChoice will help you
identify franchise busi-
nesses that meet your cri-
teria based on your goals,
skills and preferences.
Then they'll guide you
through, the franchise
investigation process and

answer all your questions.
FranChoice is paid for by
the various companies
offering franchises to help
them find suitable match-
es, so it's free to you and
there's no pressure to
buy. To instantly sign up
for your free consultation,
just go to FranChoice

If you are 55, 48, or
even 40 and looking for a
job, you are probably
wondering if age discrimi-
nation will affect you dur-
ing the hiring process.
According to ExecuNet,
84 percent of executives
say that age discrimina-
tion is a serious prob-
lem, and 65 percent
have encountered it in a
job search (an increase
of 7 percent just since
Dates. Do not list more

than the last 10 to 15
years of experience.
Avoid listing college and
graduate school gradua-
tion dates.
Content. Make the
10-15 years of your
most recent experience
count by giving con-
crete examples of how
you benefited a compa-
ny. Include times when
your experience and
good judgment result-
ed in fewer false starts
and costly errors.


Developer for Sector I of Scott Homes

Miami-Dade County (County), represented by the Miami-Dade Housing Agency (MDHA), is seeking
proposals from experienced private residential developers for the development of Sector I of Scott
Homes in Miami, Florida. The selected Developer pursuant to this RFP will be responsible for the con-
struction, marketing and sales of fifty-two (52) single family dwelling units in Sector I, including, but not
limited to, the maximum extent possible obtaining the participation of small and minority firms, women
business enterprises, labor surplus area firms and Section 3 business concerns in the work, the task
of pre-qualifying homebuyers, the provision of all required construction financing, and the provision of
alternative permanent take-out financing opportunities for potential homebuyers. The Developer will
also be expected to provide an equity contribution of up to $722,480 to cover certain general and admin-
istrative costs.

Sector I of Scott Homes will be the first phase of the County's Scott/Carver Homes HOPE VI
Revitalization Program, being financed in part by a HOPE VI grant awarded to the County by the United
States Department of Housing and Urban Development (USHUD).

This contract is subject to a Community Workforce Goal in accordance with Ordinance 03-237 and
Administrative Order 3-37 as amended herein as Appendix B-8. The Workforce Goal for this contract is

The RFP solicitation package, which will be available starting December 22, 2004, can be obtained at
no cost on-line at The package can also be obtained through the Vendor
Assistance Unit (305/375-5773), Department of Procurement Management, 111 NW 1st Street, Suite
1300, Miami, FL 33128-1974 at a cost of $10.00 for each solicitation package and an additional $5.00
fee for a request to receive the solicitation package through the United States Postal Service. For your
convenience, we now accept VISA and MasterCard. Appendices B-1 through B-3 must be obtained by
contacting the Vendor Assistance Unit.

A Pre-Proposal Conference is scheduled for January 10, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) at Miami-Dade
Housing Agency 1401 NW 7th Street, New Board Room, Miami, FL 33125. Attendance is recommend-
ed, but not mandatory. The Contracting Officer for this RFP is Norma S. Armstrong at (305) 375-5683.
If you need a sign language interpreter or materials in accessible format for this event please call Jason
Martinez, DPM ADA Coordinator at (305) 375-1564 at least five days in advance.

Deadline for submission of proposals is January 28, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. (local time), at Miami-Dade
County, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202,
Miami, Florida 33128-1983. This RFP is subject to the County's Cone of Silence Ordinance 98-106.


aricrsn E~ucd/exre E.crty Zaji



Dennis C. Moss, Vice Chairman
I Miami-Dade County Commissioner
District 9

District 9 Grant Workshop

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss
Invites you to the District's
Grant Writing and Technical Assistance Workshop for
Community & Faith-Based Organizations

Youth, Economic Development and Employment/Training
Grant Announcements

South Dade Government Center,
10710 SW 211 Street, Room 203
Miami, Florida

January 19, 2005 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

This grant workshop is designed for Community-based
Organizations and Faith-based Organizations with a
current IRS 501(c)(3) designation.

Attendance at the 3-hour workshop is limited to
,; ,100 participants (2 per agency/organization) ..

You may register for the FREE GRANT WORKSHOP
by contacting:
Dwight Edwards, Commission Aide,
Office of Commissioner Dennis C. Moss District 9 office:
305-234-4938; fax: 305-232-2892
Or visit the District office':
South Dade Government Center
10710 SW 211 Street, Room 206
RSVP by: January 14, 2005 before 5:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

This contract requires Insurance.

Newspapers Come and Go .. wellat least some of them

Applicants must submit one (1) copy of their resume indicating social security number, requisition num-
ber and title of position to the Employee Relations Department, Personnel Services Division,
Center for Employment Application, 140 West Flagler Street, Suite 105, Miami, Florida 33130 by
the closing date. Applicants can E-mail their resumes to Please refer to our
web page ( regarding Resume Application/E-mail Instructions or call our
JOBS hotline at (305) 375-JOBS (5627). Applicants should indicate all computer skills and education
on the resume.

Chief, MDTA Facilities Maintenance (Exempt)
Salary: Entry $71,415 Max $111,530 Annually (Requisition # 4670136)
Bachelor's degree. A minimum of four to seven years of progressively responsible facility management
or facility maintenance experience to include supervisory experience and two years of experience man-
aging service or maintenance contracts is required. Additional related experience may substitute for the
required education on a year-for-year basis. (Northwest) CLOSING DATE: Friday, January 14, 2005.

Paratransit Support Specialist 1
Salary: Entry $31,794 Max $53,529 Annually (Requisition # 5670020)
Bachelor's degree. One year of administrative experience in eligibility screening or customer service to
include experience with automated reporting systems is required. Additional related work experience
may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Must possess a Driver license.
Experience with computerized database management, statistical analysis, auditing and contract man-
agement is preferred.' (Coral Way) CLOSING DATE: Monday, January 10, 2005.

Applicants must apply in person to complete an employment application and present certificate from
an accredited or certified institution as indicated for this position. Employment applications from appli-
cants not currently employed by Miami-Dade County are accepted Tuesday through Friday at the
Employee Relations Department, Personnel Services Division, Center for Employment
Application, 140 West Flagler Street, Suite 105, Miami, Florida 33130, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm by the
closing date. Please do not submit resumes for this position.

Track Repairer (Trainee)
Trainee Salary: $12.62 Hourly
Salary: Entry $13.43 Max $18.99 Hourly (Requisition # 4670270)
One year of experience using construction tools in the repair and maintenance of concrete or related
structures is required. Must possess a Driver license; or Certificate of Completion in the correspon-
dence course Track Foremans Training Program from the Railway Education Bureau, 1809 Capital
Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102, Telephone Number: (402) 346-4300 is required. Must possess a
Driver license. Must be available to work various shifts, weekends, and holidays. Work is performed
on an elevated structure subject to traffic conditions located near an energized third rail. The MDTA
classification of Track Repairer performs safety-sensitive functions and is subject to the provisions of
the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Drug and Alcohol Regulations. TRAINING PROCESS: A lim-
ited number of trainee positions will be available. Applicants in the MDTA TWU bargaining unit posi-
tions, who meet the requirements listed above, will be selected by classification seniority based upon
the number of available trainee positions. Those selected will enter the classification of Track Repairer
in trainee status. Classroom and on-the-job training will last approximately eight (8) weeks. A written
examination will be given at the end of training. Trainees who pass the test will have completed the
training successfully. MDTA TWU bargaining unit employees (trainees) who successfully complete the
training program will be placed, by classification seniority order, in probationary status into available
vacancies. MDTA TWU bargaining unit employees (trainees) completing the training program but not
placed, will return to their former classification. They will be placed on an eligible list and will receive
preference by classification seniority order for future available Track Repairer positions. The eligible list
will remain valid as set forth in the Personnel Rules for Classified Service. In accordance with labor
protective agreements, Miami-Dade Transit Agency employees in certain represented positions will be
given preference for these positions. Applicants requesting Veterans' Preference must submit Veterans'
Preference documents and complete a Veteran's Preference Claim Form at the time of application.
Photo identification, such as a Driver license is required at the time of application. Preference will be
given to Transport Workers Union Bargaining Unit Employees. (Northwest) CLOSING DATE: Tuesday,
January 18, 2005.
Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans, when applicable. Hiring decisions are contingent upon the
results of a physical examination, including alcohol and drug screening. Applicants must meet residence requirement.



Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of the following bid(s), which can be obtained
through the Department of Procurement Management, Vendor Information Center (VIC), 111 NW 1"s
Street, Suite 112, Miami, FL 33128 (Phone: 305-375-5773). There is a non-refundable dollar fee for
each bid package (see cost of each bid package below) and an additional $5.00 handling charge for
those vendors wishing to receive the bid package through the United States Postal Service. All requests
*by mail must contain the .bid number, title, opening date, the vendor's complete return address and
phone number and a check for the correct dollar amount made payable to: "Miami-Dade Board of
County Commissioners."

Vendors may choose to download the bid packagess, free of charge, from our Website ( under "Solicitations Online."

Bids/proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope 6r container and will be opened promptly at the
submittal deadline. Bids/proposals received after the first bid/proposal envelope or container has been
opened will not be opened or considered. The responsibility for submitting a bid proposal to Miami-Dade
County on or before the stated time and date, is solely and strictly the responsibility of the bidder. Miami-
Dade County is not responsible for delays caused by any mail, package or courier service, including the
U.S. mail, or caused by any other occurrence.

Bid proposals from prospective vendors must be received in the Clerk of the Board Office located at 111
NW 1s' Street, 171' Floor, Suite 202, Miami, FL 33128, by no later than 2:00 PM on the bid opening date
in order to be considered.

This bid solicitation is subject to the "Cone of Silence" in accordance with County Ordinance No. 98-

The following bid(s) will open at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 19, 2005

7814-0/06 MODEL 2005 VEHICLES VARIOUS TYPES Cost $10.00

This project will be partially funded by the
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the
provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
the Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
provisions of 49 CFR Part 23, and all other pertinent
federal provisions apply.

7818-0/06 MODEL 2005 PICKUP VEHICLES Cost $10.00

This project will be partially funded by the
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the
provisions of Title VI of he Civil Rights Act of 1964,
the Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
provisions of 49 CFR Part 23, and all other pertinent
federal provisions apply.

The following bid(s) will open at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 26, 2005



6D The 1Miami Times, January 5-11, 2005

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny The Miami Times, January 5-11, 2005 7D

Money orders to checking accounts

As the new year
begins, many of you
undoubtedly have
made resolutions that
involve improving. your
financial affairs. That
you are considering
doing so is excellent, as
real change is always.
first proceeded by a
thought. How you
think about your
finances is critical.
Making important

changes like improving
your financial status
will require that you do
some new things, while
identifying and doing
away with some things
that do not work for
you. Spending your
money as fast as you
get it on things that
you can do without is a
habit to do away with.
As we begin this jour-
ney to prosperity, let's

begin with the basics.
In order to truly get in
any game or industry
you must first obtain
all of the necessary
.equipment that's
required to participate.
This truth holds,
whether we are talking
about playing in a
band or playing a card
game. You can't play in
the band without an
instrument, no more

than you can play in a
card game without a
deck of cards.
If you want to get
your financial house in
order, and you do not
currently have a check-
ing account, it is time
for you to take that
One of the main rea-
sons you should get a
checking account has
to do with The Patriot
Act. Forty five days
after the September
11th attacks, Congress
passed this new law
with virtually no
Many parts of this.
sweeping legislation
took away the ability to

monitor this country's
law enforcement and
threatens the very
rights and freedoms
that Americans hold
For example, with-
out a warrant or prob-
able cause the FBI
now has the power to
access your most pri-
vate information
including, but in no
way limited to, your
medical records,
library records and
student records. They
can do this legally and
prevent anyone from
telling you that it was
ever done.
I personally felt the
impact of this new law

when I received a let-
ter that required all
financial advisors to
agree that we would
no longer accept
money orders from
clients for life insur-
ance, stocks, bonds,
mutual funds or any
other type of invest-
Why the change? For
many reasons, but one
of them was because
of how difficult it is to
trace and prove the
real purchaser of a
money order. Our law
makers felt terrorists
could use money
orders to evade the
So now, you need a

checking account in
order to participate in
the investment game. I
know that some of you
are from the old school
and don't "trust"
banks, but trust me, if
something goes wrong
at the bank or if you
feel that they have
taken your money
there are thousands of
eager attorneys wait-
ing to take your case.
If you are still skep-
tical about using a
bank, visit a local
credit union. They can
also help you set up a
checking account that
will fit your needs.
Seek and ye shall find.
The bottom line is

this, you may learn
about investing and
other important finan-
cial matters from this
column, however, to
be an active player,
you must position
yourself to fully par-
ticipate. To that end, a
checking account is
one of the first things
you will need.
"If ,you always do
what you've always
done, you will always
get what you've always
got." Unknown
Robert Henderson is
a. certified financial
planner. Send ques-
tions to him at miamite-
or call 305-825-1444.

Sunday most segregated day

continue from:i1D

also draw the line at the
front door of their
churches? Did they not
want Blacks to go to
church with them? Or,
did they see an oppor-
tunity to create their
own integration monop-
oly game, as Claud
Anderson calls it?
Could they have known
Blacks would not be an
economic threat if all we
owned were "nonper-
forming" assets
financed by their
banks? I don't know.
Did they know we
would follow them from
neighborhood to neigh-
borhood and buy their
old church buildings
when they abandoned
them? Did they know

HUD loans

.continued from 1D

percent down pay-
The new loan limits
jare part of an annual
adjustment HUD
makes to account for
rising home prices.
Under federal law,
loan limits are tied to
the conforming loan
,limits of Freddie Mac
and Fannie Mae, feder-
ally chartered corpora-
tions that buy and
package mortgages.
Higher FHA loan lim-
its don't cost the gov-
ernment any money,
because the FHA
'Insurance Fund is
fully supported by pre-
miums paid by bor-
rowers who receive
FHA insurance.
The increases will
also benefit senior citi-
zens who qualify for
FHA-insured reverse
mortgages. Reverse
mortgages allow home-


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that each time we land-
ed on one of their prop-
erties, we would have to
borrow money from
their banks to purchase
what they no longer
wanted? Were Whites
unwilling to bring their
church assets to the
integration table? Were
they only interested in
acquisitions rather
than mergers? I don't
Think about it. How
many White ministers
and congregants are
under the authority of
Black leadership? How
many Black ministers
and congregants .are
under the authority of
White leadership? How
many Whites attend
Black Christian schools
versus the number of
Blacks who attend

White Christian
schools? If any integra-
tion existed at all in.
church institutions, it
was Black folks submit-
ting to White religious
authority and becoming
members of their
churches, rather than
the reverse. Maybe
that's one reason, for
the loss of Black owned
and operated Christian
schools and why those
that still exist struggle
so hard for financial sta-
If you're interested in
reading about an excep-
tion to this rule, get a
book titled, His Hand
and Heart, The Wit and
Wisdom of Marshall
Keeble, by Willie Cato, a
White minister, who sat
under the authority and
teaching of Marshall

Keeble, a Black minis-
ter, during the height of
racial animus and seg-
regation in this country.
Cato turned out just
fine as a result of
Keeble's teaching and
We will explore this
issue further in part two
of this article. I don't
know all the answers.
but I sure can see the
results *of what has
been, in my opinion, a
terrible mistake by
church-going Whites
and Blacks. Or, was it'
intentional? I don't
James E. Clingiari,
an adjunct professor at
the University of-
Cincinnati's African
American Studies
department, is former
editor of the Cincinnati


owners .age 62 and
older to borrow against
the value of their
homes without selling
them. Homeowners
can select a lump-sum

payment, monthly
payments or tap into a
line of credit. No
repayment is required
as long as a homeown-
er lives in a home with

a reverse mortgage.
The reverse mortgage
is repaid, with inter-
est, when a homeown-
er sells the home or



January 6-21, 2005

Neighbors And Neighbors Association (NANA) is happy to announce that
Miami-Dade County Commissioners voted to make the Morn And Pop Small
Business Grant Program (MPSBGP) a countywide program in September

County Commissioners recently approved a total of 1.3 million dollars for
distribution to qualified small businesses for the second year in a row.
Applications are now available for the following districts at these locations:

District 3
Applications Available:
NANA Office, 180 NW 62 Street Contact: Ms.
Lawanza Finney, 305-756-1537 Businesses
located in the Targeted Urban Areas (TUA) are
eligible to apply. TUA's are: Liberty City,
Model City, Little Haiti, Overtown and West
Little River. Workshop scheduled for 6:30 pm,
January 18, 2005, Joseph Caleb Center, 5400
NW 22 Avenue, Rm. 110, Miami. Maximum
Commissioner amount per business is $5,000.
Barbara Carey-Shuler
District 2
Applications Available:
District Office, 900 NE 125 Street, Suite 100
Contact: Staff, 305-694-2779 & NANA, 180
NW 62 Street Contact: Ms. Lawanza Finney,
305-756-1537. Workshop scheduled for 6:30
pm Thursday, January 20, 2005 William H
Turner Technical Arts High School 10151 NW
19 Avenue, Room 93, Miami. Maximum
amount per business is $5,000.

Dorrin Rolle
District 7
Applications Available:
South Miami CRA, 6130 Sunset Drive
Contact: Mr. James McCants 305-668-7237 &
m I Urban Empowerment Corporation, 3672 Grand
Avenue Contact: Ms. Yvonne McDonald, 305
.' f 446-3095 Businesses located in the Targeted
Urban Areas (TUA). are eligible to apply.
TUA's are South Miami and Coconut Grove.
Workshop scheduled for 6:30 pm January 19,
2005, Frankie S. Rolle Neighborhood Ctr.,
Commissioner 3750 S Dixie Hwy, Coconut Grove. Maximum
Carlos Gimenez amount per business is $10,000.

All applications must be returned by 5 p.m., Friday, January
21, 2005. For more information, contact Ms. Lawanza Finney at
305-756-1537 fiom 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Herald Newspaper and
founder of the Greater
Cincinnati African
American Chamber of
Commerce. He hosts the
radio program.
"Blackonomics." and has
written several books,
including: Economic
Empowerment or
Economic Enslavement -
We have a Choice:
Blackonomics; and the
recently published
we need to know.
Cllngman's books are
available at his Web
site,. www.blackonom- He can be con-
tacted there or by tele-
phone at 513/ 489-

Hilton Christmas party

HILTON "build bridges" for chil-
continued from D, dren and families,
opening lines of com-
between the ages of 10- munication in times of
17 who are runaway, crisis and stress.
abandoned,abused, "It isan unbelievable

neglected, truant, or
otherwise at risk. The
Miami Bridge helps to,

rewariung experience
to be part of this won-
derful moment where

you can se the chil-
dren's eyes widen and
heir faces light up with
joy," said Farooq
Rehmatwala, Area vice
President, Southeast
and General Manager
of the Hilton Miami

The Beacon Council

The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County's official economic development
partnership, is issuing two Request for Proposals (RFPs) for a public relations firm
and an advertising firm for the next phase of the Miami-Dade Marketing Initiative:
Give Your Business A Life image building campaign.

All agencies interested in: receiving a copy of and responding to these RFPs, please
;e-mail Doris MacPherson at, or call 305-579-1300
with yourcontact information.


eibvenr/ Zcdewle Enery am

Salary: Entry $82,403 Max: $130,446 Annually (Salary commensurate with experience)

This is highly responsible professional and administrative work in planning and directing activities for
the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Duties include coordinating intergovernmental relations activities
at the federal, state and local levels on behalf of the Miami-Dade County'.Board of County
Commissioners. Responsibilities include:
* Preparing, n lfde ral and state legislative packages .
* Coordina'tingri'eeli'ns'bhtweeri-tfie'Bba'd ard the Couinty's legislative delegations -
* Reporting to the Board regarding the filing and progress of current bills and appropriations
* Providing recommendations regarding any legislative action that may benefit Miami-Dade County

The incumbent exercises considerable independent judgment in formulating and directing numerous
promotional and public relations activities to ensure the goals as set forth by the Commission are being
met. This position reports to the Board of County Commissioners in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Bachelor's degree. Relevant experience working in the federal or state legislative process or represent-
ing either public or private entities at the federal or state level or some combination of the above is

Resumes and other information submitted in response to this advertisement are public records pursuant
to Chapter 119 Florida Statutes. We offer a generous senior management benefit package valued at
approximately $18,000 per year in addition to competitive compensation.

Candidates must submit resumes with a cover letter indicating Requisition # 5010040, title of position
and discussion of relevant public sector experience and experience in the federal and state legislative

Send resume package to: Luis L. Gonzalez, Manager, Recruitment and Internal Placement
Section, Employee Relations Department, Personnel Services Division, 111 NW 1 Street, Suite
2020, Miami, FL 33128, or submit via e-mail as a Word document attachment to LLG(a)miami- Resumes must be received by January 14, 2005.
Hiring decisions are contingent upon the results of a physical examination, including alcohol and drug screening. Applicants must meet res-
idence requirement. EOE/M/F/D



Market Research Services Pool

Miami-Dade County, as represented by the Office of Strategic Business Management, is seeking pro-
posals from interested parties to submit their qualifications for consideration into a pool for the purpos-
es of providing qualitative and quantitative market research services to the County, as may be required.
The selected Proposers will provide primarily the following types of market research services: Focus
groups; surveys; analysis of third-party data; observational research; Pre-post program and service
evaluations; secret shopper initiatives; and training of County personnel on market research methods.

Membership in the Pool is a prerequisite for obtaining opportunities to present proposals for projects
selected for this Pool.

It is anticipated the County will issue an agreement for a one (1) year period plus four (4) one (1) year
options to extend the term at the County's sole discretion.

There are no contract measures for this RFQ.

The RFQ solicitation package, which will be available starting January 4, 2005, can be obtained at no
cost on-line at The package can also be obtained through the Vendor
Assistance Unit (305/375-5773), Department of Procurement Management, 111 NW 1st Street, Suite
1300, Miami, FL 33128-1974 at a cost of $10.00 for each solicitation package and an additional $5.00
fee for a request to receive the solicitation package through the United States Postal Service. For your
convenience, we now accept VISA and MasterCard.

A Pre-Proposal Conference is scheduled for January 13, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. (local time) at 111 NW 1st
Street, 13th Floor, Conference Room A, Miami, FL. Attendance is recommended, but not mandatory.
The Contracting Officer for this RFP is Yanette Bravo at (305) 375-5866. If you need a sign language
interpreter or materials in accessible format for this event please call Jason Martinez, DPM ADA
Coordinator at (305) 375-1564 at least five days in advance.

Deadline for submission of proposals is January 28, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. (local time), at Miami-Dade
County, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202,
Miami, Florida 33128-1983. This RFP is subject to the County's Cone of Silence Ordinance 98-106.

The M~iami Times, January 5-11, 2005 7D

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South Florida's


Overtown Rattlers National Champions

By Gigi Tinsley

The remarkable, exciting
group of young people, their
chaperones and parents in the
Overtown Community Optimist
Club and particularly the
Rattlers Football Team are to be
commended for their yearlong
achievements. They have been
just great!
The Rattlers Football Team
(players with their jersey num-
bers) are: Arthon Walden #1,
Jarie Sims #2, Akeem
Martindale #3, Willie Quinn #4,
Devin Holcomb #5, Ledarian
Bailey #6, Devon Ballard #7,
Larry Moss #8, Jory Black #9,
Gregory Brown #10 (absent from
the game), Marques Kirk #12,
Lamont Parker #13, Charles
Harvey #15,: Larry Mathis #28,
Deonde Ferguson #33, Curtis
Hunter #41, Denard Turner
#50, Sirernest Williams #53,
Derrick Mackey #54, Elija
Wilson #55, Deandre Thompson
#56, Dimitrius Gibson #57,
Kedqrius Evans #59, Antonio
Wilson #80 and Dawonte Barr
They are currently the
National Champions defeating
the .Tustin Black Cobras of

California, 18-0. In the first
round the Rattlers whipped the
Cannoneers of Lansdale, CA,
On Dec. 23, from 11 a.m. 2
p.m. a parade that started at
the Overtown Shopping Center,
was given to honor the
Overtown N.E.T and Overtown
Optimist Clubs. "We are very
proud of our club, the chaper-
ones, supporters and their par-
ents, for their consistency, ded-
ication and love," said
Emmanuel "Manny"
Washington, Sr., the executive
director of O.C.O.C."
Washington loves what does
and his dedication to the kids in
O.C.O.C. is demonstrated every
day, whether he is with the kids
or at his job as a firefighter. He
captures it all when he says, "I
love them and I believe in them.
When given the same opportu-
nity and the field is balanced,
they are as great or better than
children anywhere,"
The O.C.O.C.'s super Head
Coach is Eric Williams. The
Assistant Coaches are: Sean
Johnson, Karim Bryant,
Shanton Crummie, Earnest
Rowell, Earnest Sims, Kelvin
Turner and Anthony Williams.
Miami-Dade County congratu-
lates our Rattlers.

2005 FAMU Football schedule


By Sheldon "Saxweli"
Special to the Times

Happy New Year to
all my Old School

Rattlers from your
friend DJ Saxwell Da
Mixta! Here Is the 2005
FAIMU Football sched-
This year I see we

have a new big game in
Tampa vs LrSF. Please
believe that game in
Tampa will be off the
chain as well and I
already have an Old
School Party planned
for you guys there
already So please plan
on partying with me
when you go!

Please put these date
on your calendar now
for your own good.
Once again I am glv-
ing you guys plenty of
time to plan way
ahead so you won't be
stuck at work on
these weekends espe-
clally Homecoming.
Highlighted in

Orange are the games
where we will have
Old School Rattler
parties for you. Stay
tuned or more Infor-
mation during the
year. Lets all make
this year the best year


Sept. 3 Delaware
Stale" Home
Sept. 10 at
University of South
Florida Tampa
Sept. 17 Howard
University Home
Sept. 24 Tennessee

State [Atlanta Football
Classic Atlanta. Ga.
Oct. 1 Florida
International (Orange
Blossom Classic!
Oct. 15 at South
Carolina State"
Orangeburg. S.C
Oct. 22 Norfolk
State" Home

Oct 29 at Morgan
State' Baltimore. Md
No\. 5 North
Carolina A&T' Home
Nov. 12 at Hampton
University' Hampton.
Nov. 19 Bethune-
Cookman IFlorida
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wanted to sell the remaining
interest, we wanted to purchase
it. So, we're especially pleased
with this development."
Ed Lewis, chairman and CEO
of Essence Communications and
publisher of Essence magazine,"
said Time, Inc. has distinguished
itself by recognizing the impact of
African-Americans on a global
scale, and their influence within
the cultural landscape. Thanks
to our partnership with Time,
Inc., Essence Communications is
a stronger, more competitive
publisher. Once the deal has
been approved and we become a
full-fledged member of the Time,
Inc. family,we're looking forward
to aggressively broadening the
scope of the Essence brand and
penetrating new markets around

the world. It will give me great
pride and comfort to know that
Essence will be secure for gener-
ations to come and that its
prospects for even greater suc-
cess will be brighter than ever."
After the transaction is com-
pleted, as non-executive chair-
man and founder of Essence,
Lewis will continue to promote
the Essence brand by represent-
ing it with advertisers, profes-
sional organizations and at
industry and advertising events.
Michelle Ebanks, currently group
publisher, will become president
of Essence Communications.
The closing of the transaction
is subject to the negotiation of
definitive agreements and cus-
tomary closing conditions,
including any necessary regula-
tory approvals and the approval
by Time Warner's Board of


Seeking Volunteers for
Citizens iidepteU dent Tranpu, nation Trust

The citizens of Miami Dade County passed a half-percent surtax in November 2002 to implement the People's Transportation
Plan. The People's Transportation Plan will expand access to public transportation for county residents and visitors. Oversight
for the Plan is provided by a 15 member board-the Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust (CITT).
The CITT monitors, oversees, reviews, audits and investigates implementation of the transportation and transit projects listed in
the Plan and all other projects funded in whole or in part with the surtax proceeds.
Members of the CITT serve staggered two, three, and four year terms on a voluntary basis. Trust members will not have any
interest, direct or indirect, in any contract with the county or in any corporation, partnership, or other entity that has a contract
with the county.
A Nominating Committee is charged with developing 15 diverse slates of four candidates from which the County Commissioners,
the Mayor and the Miami-Dade League of Cities make appointments to the CITT.
The Nominating Committee seeks applications from all persons interested in serving as members of the CITT who are residents
and electors of Miami-Dade County who possess outstanding reputations for civic involvement, integrity, responsibility and
business and/or professional ability and experience or interest in the fields of transportation mobility improvements or operations,
or land use planning.
Although the Committee will be accepting applications from all interested applicants, the Committee will only be
considering applicants from Miami-Dade County Commission District 5. All other applications will be kept on file for a
period not to exceed two years for future consideration.

Persons wishing to be considered by the Nominating Committee for inclusion in the slates of candidates from which
appointments to the CITT will be made must submit a completed application form on or before 4 p.m. Eastern Standard
Time on Monday, February 7, 2005 to the following address:
Miami Dade County Clerk of the Board
Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 17-202
Miami, Florida 33128

Applications not received by the time and date at the place specified in the preceding sentence will not be considered.
The required application form is available at or by calling 305-375-3481.
Members of the CITT are subject to the Florida Open Records, Government in the Sunshine and Financial Disclosure laws, the
Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics Ordinance and the investigatory powers of the Inspector General.

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