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Language: English
Creator: Miami times
Publisher: The Magic Printery
Place of Publication: Miami, Fla.
Publication Date: May 10, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dade -- Miami
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Recognizing FCAT champions!

Drew Elementary steps up to FCAT challenges!

By Brandyss Howard
Miami Times Writer

The hallways are filled with excitement as the third graders of
Drew Elementary School prepare for their long-awaited field trip
to GameWorks. These students have much to celebrate as the
recent FCAT scores were released showing dramatic improve-
ment. It was a pleasure to interview three students: Kashore
Jackson and Trenton Thompson from Agnes Etibeng's class
and Ashley Hardenon of Robin Graham's class in recognition
of their wonderful achievement.
Please turn to FCAT 8A

Charles R. Drew Elementary students Kashore
Jackson (left), Ashley Hardenon (middle) and
Trenton Thompson (right) pictured rith Principal
Rhonda Wi liams.

81st St. to get police

station, library and

Head Start facility

Miami-Dade buys nine acre tract

Miami-Dade residents
along northwest 81 Street
and 8 Avenue are looking
forward to a long awaited
economic infusion into its
community. Last week, the
Miami-Dade County
Commission voted unani-
mously to purchase 9.35
acres at 799 NW 81 Street
for $6.35 million.
The property was pur-
chased from Arcola
Partners LTD headed by
Keith Ward, president. The
land was offered at $6.45
million, but two appraisals
put the value at $6.3 mil-
lion and $6.31 million.
Miami Lincoln Mercury
and Cingular Wireless are
to remain at the site until
the end of the year.
The nine plus acre tract
will be utilized for a police
station, a Head Start facili-
ty and a Miami-Dade pub-

lic library. Four acres will
be used for a 35,000
square foot police station
modeled after Station 9
recently built in Miami
The Community Action
Agency will operate a
regional Head Start facility
for more than 200 children
on two acres in an 18,000
square foot building.
The Miami-Dade Public
Library will utilize two
acres for a 7,500 square
foot facility.
Site work is expected to
begin later this year with the
library and Head Start
opening next year. The
police station is scheduled
to open in 2008.
M i a m i D a d e
Commissioner Dorrin Rolle
was a key player in the
acquisition of this prime
property in his district.

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In a public show of support
I for South Florida's Black
Leaders, members of the cler-
gy, leaders of local organiza-
tions and Opa-locka officials

Black leaders desist.The
group voiced concern about
the recent treatment of
Miami-Dade Transit Director
Roosevelt Bradley, Miami-
Dade School Superintendent
Rudy Crew and ongoing neg-
ative media coverage of the
city of Opa-locka.The group
promised to take their con-
cerns to a national audience
ADR E NO i when Miami hosts the 2007
J a. Super Bowl next January.

The Non Group Coalition

Left to right Opa-locka Mayor Joseph Kelly, Reverend Richard Dunn, community activist; Deborah Irby, city clerk; Vice
Mayor Terrance Pinder; Ms. Johnnie Mae Green, President Magnolia HOA; Nathaniel Wilcox, PULSE; Councilman Ulysses
Harvard, Miami Gardens; Ken Knight, President HOA; Carolyn Boyce, Community Relations Board; Maria Wimberly, PULSE
Board Member and Opa Locka Commissioner Dorothy Johnson.

School Board seeks alternative methods for outdoor suspension

By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

Whether a five year-old St.
Petersburg kindergarten stu-
dent or any Black student in
Miami-Dade County Public
Schools, he or she faces a stiff
reality when it comes to school
misconduct. Community
activists and parents through-
out the state have long been
frustrated that their children


are suspended or taken into
police custody for disruptive or
abrasive behavior that in years
past resulted in less severe
At the April 28 Community
Dialogue on Arrests and
Discipline at School, Miami-
Dade County was identified as
one of the six school districts
in the state with a great major-
ity of its students being transi-
tioned into the juvenile justice


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system as result of
the local system's
zero tolerance man-
The half-day event
included sessions
that addressed early
identification and
intervention of 'at-
risk' children, and
strategies for reduc-
ing suspensions,
expulsions and


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arrests. Other ses-
sions included the
use of best practices
for fostering a safe
and nurturing learn-
ing environment and
the importance of
parental and com-
munity involvement
in remedying the
problem of excessive
arrests and suspen-


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Juvenile delinquency Judge
William Johnson said "the
school district isn't taking
responsibility for the actions of
these kids ... problems that
used to be dealt with in the
principal's office now seem to
be the [Department of Juvenile
Justice] DJJ's concern."
Others share similar opin-
ions. Monique Dixon is a sen-
ior attorney, for the
Advancement Project, a


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Washington-based democra-
cy and justice action
group...that works with com-
munities seeking to build a fair
and just multi-racial democra-
cy in America." Dixon said, "It
was clear from the hearings
that Florida's zero tolerance
policy is being used to crimi-
nalize petty acts of miscon-
duct." She added "behavior
once handled by a principal or
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Black leadership must be

protected and respected
The mountain that apparently grew from the mole-
hill involving a bad hire appears to have been
resolved. Good to his word, George Burgess stood
by his man and restored Miami-Dade Transit Director
Roosevelt Bradley's hiring and firing privileges.
We commend him.
Promoting qualified Blacks to and maintaining them in
key leadership positions is important. By all accounts,
Bradley is the right man for his job. His explanation of the
events that led to the hiring and firing of Beatrice
Fullington appear credible. If there was any poor judg-
ment involved, it appears that it was just that.
Malfeasance does not appear to be a part of the equation.
That the Black community rallied behind Bradley is sig-
nificant. From this newspaper to attorney Reginald Clyne,
clergy and elected Opa-locka officials Blacks must
stand ready and willing to speak out against unfair
attacks on leaders of all hues.
As importantly, Blacks must also be ready and willing to
hold leaders accountable for actions that do not represent
their interests.
Case in point, Rep. Ralph Arza's inappropriate state-
ments about Rudy Crew cannot be tolerated. His "apolo-
gy" does not cut it. The despicable racial slurs that he is
accused of making were made about Rudy Crew. As such,
any apology should have been made directly to the
Superintendent. Asking for the forgiveness and under-
standing of his colleagues is pointless. Crew is the injured
party here.
That Arza feels comfortable calling a Black man a
derogatory name publicly is serious. His constituents
should be concerned about his ability to represent them
with integrity.
We encourage Crew and the Black Caucus to follow
through on their intentions to file formal complaints.
Strong opposition to Arza's actions must be a part of the
public record. His shallow apology just isn't enough.


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ssues from a Pol-Leg view
By Jimmie C. Burke

The law must be implimented:

Gwen Cherry Highway

The legislature has adjourned
"sine die" for the Regular
Session. The legislature passes
laws; it does not implement
them, although it is supposed to
provide oversight of executive
agencies such as the
Department of Transportation.
One of my consistent con-

cerns has been the absence of
implementation of a 1992 law to
recognize a major historic figure
in the story of the state of
Florida, Miami-Dade County
and Black and female equality.
Representative Gwen Sawyer
Cherry has not received the
recognition her life's work

demands. Chapter 92-210
passed by the Florida
Legislature dictated one of those
The remainder of this article is
the letter mailed to Director
Martinez of District 6's
Department of Transportation
requesting the implementation
of that law, which directs the
recognition of this great Black
woman. Your communications
with the Department will expe-
dite the day when this law is

Dear Director Martinez:
Enclosed with this letter is a
copy of 1992's SB 932, which is
codified as Chapter 92-210. As
the House sponsor of amend-
ments to this bill, I have been

disappointed in the 'Elaine Gordon
District's failure to Highway' and 'Essie
follow Section 6, Silva Way' have been
which directs the implemented. The
Department "to erect placements for the
suitable markers Gordon Highway
designating the have occasionally
'Gwen Cherry given the impression
Highway.' that it extended into
Section 5 clearly the area of Gwen
designates Gwen Cherry Highway.
Cherry Highway as Please correct this
"U.S. Highway 441 oversight as soon as
[Northwest 7th o s s i ble
Avenue] from its .. Representative
junction with U.S. 27 BURKE Gwen Cherry
[Northwest 36th deserves such recog-
Street] northward to N.W. 54th nition for her historic roles as
Street and from N.W. 62nd the first Black female in the
Street to NW 119th Street." Florida Legislature, the first
The other amendments made Black female law professor in
to the legislation related to Florida, the county's first Black

woman lawyer as well as an
author and educator.
Representative Cherry was also
a fighter for racial and female
equality and the poor of this
Representative Cherry closed
her eyes for the last time on
February 7, 1979, but those of
us who are still inspired by her
life and works will always
remember her.
I encourage you to replicate
the letter and send it to Director
Martinez at the following
Mr. John Martinez
District Six Director
Florida Department of
1000 NW 111 Avenue
Miami, FL 33172

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Black to the basics 2: Business 101

"If we only knew that we
could have anything we wanted
we would set more goals."
Earl Nightingale

If Black businesses perish it
will at the murderous hands of
Black people. We fail to support
our businesses the way other
groups of people support their
own. We are the biggest haters
of our Blackness; preferring to
outsource the services that we
need whether real estate, med-
icine, dentistry, profession, I
sports representation, homn
improvements even the uni-
versities we attend.
Not only does money make
the world go world around, but
it is also instrumental to gar-
nering political and economic
power. Enough with the
'ingrained' slavery mentality.
Question: If we are able to rec-
ognize our inadequacies as the
residual affects of slavery, then
how much of a slave could we
really be?
The problem is that we are
afraid to take a stance against
financial institutions, busi-
nesses within our communi-
ties that take our money and
give nothing in return. Think
about the considerable tabs we
accumulate at the corner
sl res most often run by
H panics, Jews or Arabs for a
NaMtral Ice and a pickled egg
and still remain shut out from
America's equitable distribu-
( r stinginess in supporting
ou; businesses is much more
devastating than any one
Black person saying that all
Blacks ain't worth a damn.
Reasons other than the contin-
ued wrath of slavery prevent
us from eating from America's
favorite pies: capitalism and


The form of power that we
could and should have in
Miami and in other Black com-
munities goes unclaimed
because we undermine the
power of our dollars. Money in
America determines power and
how much and how well one
It's enigmatic that we con-
verse in barber shops and in
churches about the plight of
Black folk and how everyone
else can come up, except us.
The problem with these conver-
sations is that they often
amount to mouthfuls of empty
rhetoric. The business isn't in
speech; it's in our back pock-
ets, billfolds and purses.


The Black business used to
be a prevalent presence within
Black communities. Not any-
more. Take a look around your
neighborhood to see which
businesses have owners who
resemble you.
Why is it that we've become
so displaced in matters of busi-
ness in the very communities
in which we reside? We seem
intent to help others make as
much money in our communi-
ties as possible. And, it's being
made for sure because we meet
the owners of these businesses
when they arrive in the morn-
ing -
eager to give them their first
50 cents or dollar for the day.
Okay, so we cite limited
access to collateral for bank
loans, but have any of us bril-
liant Black folk thought of our-
selves as a powerful financial
institution. Sure we have and
the hypothesis suggests that
we are just too damn scary to
trust one another.
Another ramification of slav-
ery? Bull****! Just because the
ruling powers deny us the
loans we seek that doesn't
equate to a life of nothingness,
a dream deferred. And, as far
us not trusting each other, we
can't be so asinine as to believe
that Whites, Hispanics, Jews
and Arabs are so trusting of
their own.

Back to Blacks, according to
Minorities and Women in
Business (, "Twenty
years ago, Blacks were number
one in US minority business
ownership. Now, Hispanics are
first, Asians second and Blacks
Cubans, Jews, Arabs and
Whites aren't doing anything
more than we are capable of
doing and that is making
money, building wealth and
solidifying community engage-
ment. Don't believe me? Keep a
list of how many times you, me
and we frequent the corner
store; how many times we hire
someone other than Blacks to
cut our yards, reshingle our
roofs, fix our plumbing, tile our
driveways, mortgage our hous-
es and cook our food.
A prime example is Esther's
restaurant. One can't hate on
its Hispanic owner for building
a local franchise. How ironic is
it that the fine dining we
Blacks coin as soul food is
being sold to us in our neigh-
borhoods by entrepreneurs
that aren't Black? Don't we
know how to cook 'greens'?
Yams? Pigeon peas and rice?
Grill, fry, bake, broil and roast
pork chops? Chicken? Don't we
know how to cook green beans
with bacon? Of course we do
but how many of these service
area ventures do we own in


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and the third about the
Hispanics, but we fail to realize
that we only give ourselves
more to whine about. Look
around Dade County on your
travels and tell me if Hispanics
aren't on the move. We have
lawn mower services they have
commercial landscaping.
Esther's prices undercut that
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Miami on a franchise level?
In Chinese restaurants, we
also find the faces of those who
resemble us cooking the food
and taking the orders. The face
of the Black person in these
establishments provides us
with false comfort because the
money isn't staying in our com-
munity's pockets.
We are quick to say this, that


The Opa-locka commissioners and Mayor Joseph Kelley
are claiming unfair tactics being employed in attacks on
Black governmental leaders and threatening to disrupt the
Super Bowl here next year if some changes are not made.
Vice mayor Terrance Pinder and Commissioner Dorothy
Johnson were joined by Nathaniel Wilcox of PULSE and
Reverend Richard Dunn at a City Hall rally last Tuesday
calling for an end to racial attacks.
Here's a switch for you, The U.S. government is using the
Voters Right Act, designed to protect minorities, to sue a
Black Macon, Mississippi political leader for alleged dis-
crimination against whites. For the first time, the U.S.
Justice Department is using the 1965 law to allege racial
discrimination against whites.
County Commissioners may ask voters for an $83,000
increase in income doing away with the $6,000 salary
that has been on the books since 1957. Courthouse wags,
say they are all for the raise because it might help to keep
the commissioners honest. Stay Tuned.

The State of Florida and the officials of the Bay County
Boot Camp are being given a bad name after Dr. Vernard
Adams, Hillsborough County chief medical examiner,
determined in the second autopsy: "Martin Anderson's
death was caused by suffocation due to the actions of the
guards at the boot camp. The suffocation caused by man-
ual [blockage] of the mouth, in concert with forced inhala-
tion of ammonia fumes that caused spasm of the vocal
cords resulting in internal blockage of the upper airway."

Gepsie Metellus, Saint La Haitian Neighborhood Center,
has thrown her hat into the ring as a candidate for the
school board against incumbent Solomon Stinson. We
also hear that state legislator Darryl Reaves is consider-
ing the race.
A group of Liberty City residents is asking Miami-Dade
Commissioner Domin Rolle to sponsor a move to desig-
nate the strip of NW 17th Avenue between 62nd and 71st
Street in honor of Reverend George E. McRae, Pastor of
Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.

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Bahamian indicted
on smuggling charge
A Bahamian boat captain was
indicted Tuesday on federal
charges stemming from an
alleged human smuggling ven-
ture that killed at least one per-
son, the latest in a wave of
smuggling attempts off Florida's
coasts that have resulted in
seven known deaths.
George Bridell Rolle, 26, is
charged with five counts of
alien smuggling for profit and
one count of alien smuggling
resulting in death.
Prosecutors say Rolle used a
26-foot speedboat in an attempt
to smuggle a group of Haitians,
Jamaicans and Bahamians
from the Bahamas to the United
States in April. The boat cap-
sized about 25 miles off the
coast of Fort Lauderdale and
was spotted with five people
clinging to the overturned hull
by a private vessel.
Later, the body of Rolnique
Metayer, 35, of Haiti, was found
floating in the vicinity of the
capsized boat. Yves Jean, 40, of
Haiti is missing and presumed
dead along with a 42-year-old
man from Jamaica whom offi-
cials have only identified as


The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) is in the
process of preparing an Environmental Assessment
(EA) for a proposed 2,350 foot extension of Runway
9R/27L at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (TMB).

A public meeting is scheduled for May 15, 2006 from
6:00 pm to 8:45 pm at the West Kendall Regional
Library, located at 10201 Hammocks Blvd., Miami, FL
to present information on the need for the runway
extension and to explain the EA process. MDAD
officials and their consultants on the project will be
available to answer questions in an informal setting.

Questions concerning the Public Meeting should be
directed to Mr. Norman Hegedus, Aviation
Environmental Planner, Miami-Dade Aviation
Department, P.O. Box 592075 Miami, Florida 33159,
(305) 876-0464.

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Two men stole a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant from a man who had just parked it
at Solid Gold Lounge, located at 2355 NE 163rd Street. The victim told police he
was exiting his car when he was approached by two men who punched him in
the face and grabbed his keys.

Someone broke into a business, located at 450 NW 27th Avenue, by making
a hole in the rear wall. The owner flipped on the video camera in the business
from his home and saw a flashlight. K-9 units responded but didn't find anyone.

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A thief stole a purse containing a cell phone, a Denver driver's license and
$140 from a woman on the 1600 block of the beach around 11 p.m. The woman
told police she had put the purse underneath a chair on the beach before enter-
ing the water. When she came back, the purse and its contents, valued at $271,
were missing.

Police charged a 42 year old man with theft after he stole 11 DVDs from
Blockbuster Video, located at 1501 Alton Road. Police said the man placed the
DVDs, valued at $185.38, inside a bag before leaving the store and setting off
the alarm sensors. The store manager said he confronted the man, who
refused to open the bag and ran away. Police said they found the man, who
stated, "I need to steal to survive," nearby and arrested him after the store
manager identified him.

Police charged a man and woman, both 20, with burglary and theft after they
took their car back without paying Beach Towing, located at 1349 Dade
Boulevard, at around 3:30 a.m. Police said the couple's car, a ,006 Scion, was
towed and when the two arrived to Beach Towing;' they waited for a gate to
open, snuck in and with a set of keys they got the car Wnd droe,.away. The tow-
ing employee chased them until they began driving recklessly and called police,
who found the couple on the 2300 block of Collins Avehue.

Do you think BET is doing a good enough job of providing

the right message and image for their young viewers?

"Yes, I
think they
do a good
job of get-
ting a posi-
tive mes-
sage across
drugs, alco-
hol and
abuse. I
think what BET. is doing is a
positive thing. Some people
might find fault in it but It isn't
like they have anyone on the
television naked or performing
sexual acts. If anything BET is
doing more things positive than
they are negative. The deal is
that kids are going to see the
same type of things either on
the streets or on television but
it is up to their parent to be a
positive role model to instill the
right message in their child's


"Wel 1
besides ...
the rap
videos, I
believe they
are doing a
good job of

The kids
are going to
do what they want to do any-
way but the teaching starts at
home with the parents. People
have a problem of taking things
the wrong way. BET a lot of
times show[s] things the way

life really is and some people
can't take that. In general
though, they can add a few
more educational shows on
AIDS and other diseases."


"BET is
good but
not for any-
one. I don't
believe it is
good for the
young peo-
ple because
they have
too much
going on as
far as the
kids seeing the glamourous life
thinking they can do the same.
If I could make a change in
what they show I would take all
of the explicit stuff they show
during the daytime and show it
only late night. I think that BET
and the entertainers need to
show kids the hard work they
went through to get what they
got. Many young people want
what these stars have and will
get it any way they can."


"I don't
even watch
TV like that
but I don't
think BET
paints a
bad image
they take
all the
and bad stuff out of their shows
and videos. Kids already know
if they go to school they will get

what they want. BET is alright."


"They are
a good
image for
the young
kids. I
don't think
th e i r
shows are
and these
kids know they have to'ork
hard to get what they want.
Kids have to learn stuff from
their parents. My kids copy
rappers but I show them the
right way of life. Parents
have to show their kids how
to live life the right way, oth-
erwise they'll enid up the
doing the wrong things the
rappers be talking:about.

"I don't
see nothing
wrong with,
it. Half of
the stuff
the rappers
be talking
about are
lies any-
way. Maybe
some of
entertainers need to come
out and tell the kids the way
they had to get it so they
won't be out in these streets
doing the wrong thing. I
think they should have bet-
ter shows. More family shows
so the kids can learn some-

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Third-graders make strides in improving their education!

FCAT adjusts to the individual learn- GameWorks. The for FCAT!" distribute words during the where the most difficulty i.
Continued from 1A ing levels of each pupil and gets Successmaker program was Ashley Hardenon, a student week for her to spell and define, found. Ashley's advice to futur
tind o harder as they advance. She also essential to his success. in Graham's class scored a four This week she is working on test lakers: "If you find 1th

Kashore Jackson was tutored
by her grandmother, an
employee of the Miami-Dade
public school system, in prepa-
ration for this year's Florida
SComprehensive Assessment
Test. This young lady is in the
Gifted program and works on
her vocabulary at home almost
everyday. Her grandmother
makes her read pages from
books in the Chronicles of
Narnia each morning before
Kashore works with a com-
puter-based program called
Successmaker, which tests stu-
dents' in areas of reading, math
and science. The program

credits the program to her abil-
ity of reading at a sixth grade
level. She scored a high four on
both the reading and math sec-
tions. Kashore's advice for
future test takers: "Do your
best, if you work hard, you'll do
Her classmate, Trenton
Thompson also scored high
fours on both sections of the
FCAT. His family played a sig-
nificant role in preparation as
his mother makes him read to
his little brother everyday.
"Math is my favorite subject,"
says Trenton while rocking his
chair in excitement as the bus
prepares to leave for

He attributes his weekly
spelling tests with helping him
learn and understand words
and/or phrases to widen his
He expressed his delight that
the tests were over saying, "My
mommy made me study more
and told me I have to come
inside early." He is now able to
relax and looks forward to an
extension of playing time for
this upcoming summer.
Trenton continually desires to
excel in school as he is current-
ly trying to master his multipli-
cation tables. His advice to
future test takers: "Do good in
school all the time, not just

in reading and a five in math.
Five is the highest grade you
can obtain on either section of
the test. She feels that
Successmaker was vital in
improving her reading skills.
Like her two peers, Ashley's
family took the initiative to
assist her in areas of difficulty
to better prepare her for the
FCAT. "I just learned how to
spell antibiotic," states
Hardenon. She practices her
vocabulary with a family trick.
She is often sent to the store to
pick up prescriptions and pro-
nounces the words on the bot-
tle upon her return home. Her
older brother and sister also

'peroxide' and 'currently.
Graham told The Miami
Times her students keep a
FCAT portfolio that includes
results from practice tests,
assessments and practicums
for time management. She even
takes time out to show each
student their results and how
each question would determine
their overall score on the FCAT.
Ashley participated in AIP,
the Academic Improvement
Plan, in which biweekly
assessments of students' learn-
ing abilities are reviewed;
progress in students' individual
development is addressed; and
focus is placed on subject areas


FCAT hard, you neea to study
Adrian Montes, assistant to
Principal Williams said, "I truly
believe the students have
worked very hard to attain a
wonderful level of success." The
faculty has implemented a
Continuous Improvement
Model, where they have worked
diligently for the past two years
to reform their current curricu-
lum and better prepare stu-
dents for the FCAT. They also
hold leadership meetings to
analyze areas of failure and
success in math, science and
reading. Writing skill practices
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Bradley gets clean bill in hiring

snafu from County manager

Miami-Dade Director of
Transportation Roosevelt
Bradley has been given a clean
bill of health by County Manager
George Burgess after an employ-
ee in his department was hired
without a complete investigation.
A memorandum to Bradley
from Burgess dated May 4 is
printed below.
I have
reviewed the
Office of the
(OIG) Final
Report on
Miami Dade
Transit 's
(MDT) Hiring
of Beatrice
dated May 3, 2006. I am pleased
with the swift corrective actions
you have taken to address the
issues raised by the OIG in his
report, including the need to:
Conduct an extensive analy-
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porary employees to determine
eligibility and retention
Ensure compliance with all
applicable recruitment and
selection policies and procedures
prior to extending any offer let-
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I am there-
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my office. Please continue work-
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report within the 90 days
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continued from 8A

will soon be added in the
reform to determine students'
process in main-idea and
short story concepts.
The school provides an early
bird tutoring program and pays
special attention to students
who continue to fall into the
lowest brackets. After school
tutoring is another helpful
source for parents and stu-
dents who are willing to sacri-
fice a few hours of personal
time. In late August, the
Saturday Academy (funded in
coalition with Braman Motors)
was implemented to allow
teachers who normally have a
full class a more hands-on
approach for individual pupils.
Vice Chairman on the Board
State of Education and
President of the Urban League
of Greater Miami, T. Williard
Fair, used the words "ecstatic"
and "absolutely phenomenal"
to express his emotions regard-
ing the release of the improved
scores. He feels that this is a
result of seven years of educa-

Black to the basics

2: Business 101

continued from 3A

of any Black establishment I've
ever eaten from in Miami. The
secret: Hispanics believe in slow
and steady and the business
will come.
Our attitudes are horrible
when we deal with each other
on the business level. We are
most times less than courteous
when we patronize Black busi-
nesses. We have to wait while
someone talks on the phone
and we often don't speak to
each other as though we're con-
ducting business whether we
are in Opa-locka or Aventura.
Our attitude needs an adjust-
ment. Most of us would be
sweeter than Church's Chicken
iced tea if we worked for any
Ramirez, Suarez, Eisenburg or
We're in business, but we
don't do business! Keeping it
real is leaving us behind. I can
be as rude as the best of them,
yet even I understand that this
'realne we profess is really
We laugh at the slothfulness
of our Black business owners
and encourage others to keep
up the good work. We laugh and
guess what? So do others at
us. Our refusal to loosen the
nooses that we knot and place
around our own necks is what
will perpetually keep us as
George Good Niggas and Po'
Johnny Knows No Betta' hang-
ing from the money tree. In
2006, this is a strange fruit.

Black students continue to outnumber other

races in school arrests in Miami-Dade county

continued from 1A

a parent is now being handled
by prosecutors and the
In efforts to mitigate the
damages of a what appears to
be a flawed system, the
Miami-Dade Community
Relations Board recently host-
ed the forum at the Miami-
Dade School Board
Auditorium where the panel
was comprised of Chief Gerald
Darling, M-DCPS police;
Joanne H. Koren, Chair, MDC
Community Relations Board;
Honorable Bennett H.
Brummer, public defender,
1lth Judicial Circuit of
Florida and Eileen M. Garry,
deputy director, US
Department of Justice,
Bureau of Justice Assistance.
The event was the third in a
series of community dialogue
entitled "Brown v. Board of
Education 50 years later."
The aim of the meeting was to
share communal understand-
ings and strategies to divert
DCPS students from the juve-
nile justice system.
According to the
Introduction and Overview of
Community Dialogues, pre-
pared by Carlos J. Martinez,
Law Offices of Public Defender
B. H. Brummer, "school data
...all too clearly shows the dis-
turbing correlation between ...
disruptive behavior, high
dropout rates, family instabili-
ty and low socioeconomic

our FCAT champions!

tional reform and students can
meet expectations if they are
continually challenged.
He expressed his desire to
hold parents, teachers, law-
makers and the entire com-
munity responsible for making
sure our children excel in
school. "Principals should not
celebrate goingfrom a 'F' to a
'D' school. If students can't
"'read, students can't learn. We
must now get more involved in
the failing schools, so it is cru-
cial that parents make the
commitment and necessary
sacrifices to insure their
child's education." Fair
believes we are too far behind
and despite the recent

improvements, are still play-
ing catch up. He wants to
eliminate the dangers of plac-
ing our children in a perma-
nent underclass.
Congratulations to the stu-
dents who 'put their tireless
efforts in making such a signif-
icant improvement in their
academic career. Those who
may still struggle with the
exam are strongly urged to use
fellow classmates as an exam-
ple. Every child is capable of
learning and although one per-
.son's process may not be as
fast as another's, successfully
crossing the finish line will
come by taking one step at a

DCPS is in the works of
implementing county-wide
facilities to circumvent the
multiple arrests and detention
in the DJJ by providing a
more nurturing form of disci-
pline that aims to get to the
underlying factors of the con-
tentious student. Because
there are various issues to
weigh when dealing with 'at
risk' youth, the CRB has taken
the initiative to review the life-
altering laws that are current-
ly in writing.
According to literature from
the Law Office of Public
Defender Brummer, when a
child is arrested (even if not
prosecuted or found guilty of

the delinquent act), he or she
"will have fingerprints submit-
ted to the FBI database; will
not be able [to] remove, seal or
expunge fingerprints from the
FBI database; [or] may be
asked, during intake, about
personal information without
a parent being present."
Statistically, Black student
s are disproportionately rep-
resented in the juvenile jus-
tice system. In a list compiled
by the Juvenile Services
Department, Total Arrests by
Ethnicity (1998-2005), Blacks
had a total of 42,751 arrests
while Cubans accounted for
20,007 and Anglo's made up
4,881 of the total 109, 798

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Despite capricious race
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ers are committed to reform-
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county students are treated.
Affirming that a slow, but
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State of Florida, and meet the following criteria to serve as Appraiser Special
Magistrates or Attorney Special Magistrates for the 2006-2007 Value
Adjustment Board.
1. No applicant may be an appointed or elected official or employee of
Miami-Dade County, the State of Florida or any other taxing
2. Real estate Appraiser Special Magistrates must be state certified
general appraisers. Tangible personal property Appraiser Special
Magistrates must be designated members (i.e. either real or personal
property designation) of one of the following professional
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B. American Society of Appraisers (Fellows & Sr. members only)
C. National Society of Real Estate Appraisers
3. Appraiser Special Magistrates must have at least five (5) years
experience in the area of appraising real property and/or personal
property, and over 50% of their time must be devoted to appraisal
All Appraiser Special Magistrates must be qualified and willing to hear
personal property and/or all types of real property valuation cases,
including income producing properties.
4. Attorney Special Magistrates must be licensed in the State of Florida,
must have practiced law for over five (5) years and must have at least
five (5) years experience in the area of ad valorem taxation.
5. All applicants should generally be computer literate and sufficiently
competent to enter their findings directly into the VAB computer
system (i.e. after a brief training session).
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To the Members of our Community, we say

he UNICCO janitors at the University of Miami thank you for thoughts, prayers, and
actions in their struggle for justice. Without your unwavering support, victory would
never have been possible.
More than 400 hardworking janitors in Miami won the right to form a union with the Service
Employees International Union. This is a historic victory in our struggle to win freedom, equality,
and justice-and better futures for our families, our community, and our professions.
Because of your help and the commitment of leaders like Southern Christian Leadership
Conference President Charles Steele, Jr. and Rev. Dr. James Bush III, affordable health care, living
wages, and the right to speak out for a better future are no longer just a dream.
Together we are building a movement to win good jobs with fair wages and affordable health
care, and a voice in the future of our families for all of the hardworking people of Miami.

Yes We Can!

-The UNICCO Janitors at the University of Miami

Foir more information, visit or tors
contact the union office at 305-672-7071. Local 117

SEIU Local 11, 1680 Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100, Miami Beach, FL
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Seven tips for more meaningful mothering

By Renee M. Harris

Motherhood is complex. It is
demanding. Motherhood is
rewarding and challenging, bit-
ter and sweet. Being a good
mother takes far more work
than being a mediocre or a just
plain bad mother, as the latter
two take little or no effort.
Chances are the mothers you
admire most are those who par-
ticipate fully in their children's
lives women who know that
motherhood is not a spectator
sport. Being a good mother
leaves clues. It plants child-
hood seeds that take root and
directly affect the adult your
child becomes.
Being a good mother is more
about quality than quantity
and has lasting results. When
your children become adults, in
addition to fond memories, you
can help to ensure that they
have tangible examples of the
positive impact you had in their
The following list, whether
you use one of the tips, a few or
the entire list, can help you to
create a more soulful connec-
tion to your child.

Tucking a brief positive note
into your child's lunch box for
them to "discover" is an excellent
way to connect with your child. A
simple "I love you, have a won-
derful day" or "I know you'll do
well on your test" are great confi-
dence builders. For older chil-
dren, sending an encouraging e-
mail or text message from-the-
heart goes a long way to staying
connected. To pack an even n
greater punch, drop a note in the
Imagine as a child receiv-
ing a journal full of your mother's
thoughts about how wonderful
she thinks you are! You can pro-
vide this same powerful gift to
your child. Is your child the fam-
ily jokester? How about a humor
journal full ,of their funny
moments? What you write in the
journal as long as it is positive
- is not important. That you
take the time to record for poster-
ity what your child means to you
is. Decide on a frequency. You
can give your child a completed
journal each year or consider
saving it for a special birthday,
'like their sweet 16. Including it
along their belongings as they go

off to college is a great remedy for
freshman home sickness. The
beauty is that your child will be
able to save this invaluable treas-
ure for eternity, referring to it
continuously throughout their
One of the most loving gestures
a mother can give a child is vali-
dation. Send your child off to
school with a compliment and
put them to bed with one. As
adults, we are so starved for com-
pliments that although we love
receiving them, when we do, they
feel strange. A powerful ingredi-
ent for boosting your child's self-
esteem is speaking aloud positive
qualities about your child.
While giving your child direct
compliments is great, a very
effective way to give compliments
is via a third party within
earshot of your child. A devastat-
ing experience for any child is
overhearitig a parent complain
about them to someone else.
Conversely, allowing your child to
hear you tell someone else that
he/she is smart, funny, responsi-
ble, etc. is

Choose a totally random 'men-
tal health' day to spend with your
child. Be sure that the day you
select is not a day that something
important is happening at your
child's school. The benefits of a
day off with a focus on fun con-
veys to your child the importance
of balance and the very powerful
reassurance that you enjoy their
company. What to do on your
hooky day'? Whatever you and
your child desire. The last time
my daughter and I played hooky,
we spent the whole day at the
Decorating with your child's art
is a powerful visual statement
that says to everyone who sees it,
your child included, that you
appreciate their work.
-One surefire way to tell some-
one you love and appreciate them
is by giving them floWers. You can
pick up an inexpensive bouquet
from a street vendor or the gro-
cery store or triple the impact by
having a bouquet delivered.

Richmond Heights Center assists those in need

By Brandyss Howard
Miami Times Writer

The Richmond Heights
Homeowners Association and
Resource Center started as a
means to "meet the basic needs
of the citizens of District 9,"
according to the program's
mission statement. The Miami-
Dade County grant-funded
establishment emerged as a
result of Hurricane Andrew.
Since 1992, the company's
president, James Marshall and
his wife, Dr. Wylamerle
Marshall, have been volunteer-
ing their time to provide servic-
es to the general public.
The Marshalls, along with a
staff of two directors, three
part-time workers, three social
workers, two high school
interns and numerous other
volunteers, have been working
to aid citizens in all communi-

ties who exhibit a need for
assistance. The Richmond
Heights Homeowners
Association and Resource
Center also houses the Miami-
Dade Department of Human
The non-profit social service
agency provides an array of
assistance in areas including,
but not limited to: general
emergencies, domestic vio-
lence, veteran's aid, the elderly
and disabled, employment
services and discrimination in
both housing and the work-
The family-established
resource center is in the
process of expanding the array
of services provided to the com-
munity. Some of the pending
programs include utility assis-
tance, monthly newsletters,
food stamp referrals and sum-
mer youth internships. The

James Marshall

Food to Share program distrib-
utes fresh vegetables, baked
goods and canned foods to
members of the community
who come into the center on a
multi-weekly or monthly basis.
The Marshalls' son, Vaughn
Marshall, works as the

Director of Programs for the
Vaughn Marshall said one of
the program's most popular
services is its Childcare
Assistance Program, which
aids participants in securing
subsidized and voucher certifi-
cates, training assistance for
childcare teachers and early
prevention of emotional and
mental handicaps.
The Miami Times queried the
elder Marshall about his efforts
and his inspiration for the proj-
ect. "We saw a need for all peo-
ple, not just those in Richmond
Heights. We thought the need
would decrease after Hurricane
Andrew, but the demand for
help is even greater today,"
Marshall stated.
For more information, call
305-235-7731. The program is
located at 11225 S.W. 152

Students rewarded for Black History Month essays

Recently, the African-
American Research Library and
Cultural Center (AARLCC) in
partnership with Love 94 and
Brandsmart announced the
winners of the 2006 Black
History Month Essay Contest.
Jeffery B. Williams, 2nd grader
from Rock Island Elementary,
5th grader Tori McNealy of
Pembroke Pines Charter East,
8th grader Tanasia Nelson of
Nova Middle School and 11th
grader Michelle Harvey of
Dillard High School were cho-
sen among 778 entries received
from throughout Broward,
Miami-Dade and Palm Beach
Each winner was awarded a
new Compaq lap-top computer
and printer and other computer
supplies. With more than 150
programs taking place through-
out the year, AARLCC's Youth
Services Section focuses on
providing access to informa-
tion, programs, and ideas relat-
ing specifically to the African

Tish McNealy, Tori McNealy's mom; M. Young; Elana Nelson, Tanasia Nelson's mom; Ava Barrett, AARLCC,
Michelle Harvey, Michelle's mom. Front row: Tanasia Nelson; Jeffrey Williams III; Lisa Jackson, AARLCC; Michelle
Harvey; Thelma Watson, Williams' Godmother; Denise Shaw, Williams' guardian.
Diaspora as well as fostering a young people, call 954-625-2823 or visit
love of reading and libraries in For more information, please

FMU Royal Court and First Lady toast leadership

"Sophisticated Ladies" (from left to right) Lavern Martin, Miss Senior;
Danielle Bradford, Miss Freshman; Mrs. Sadie B. Smith, First Lady;
Candice Trim, Miss Florida Memorial University; Kemba Marcano, Miss
Junior; and Tashanta Brooks, Miss Sophomore enjoy a cup of tea while cel-
ebrating a wonderful year of leadership, growth and womanhood.

Local group to raise funds by

'working up a Black sweat'

By Renee M. Harris

In order to attend the Mark
Howard Wilder Foundation's
May 27 fundraiser, three things
are required. You must dress as
though you are going to the,
Oscars, dance as though no one
is watching and sweat as
though you don't care. The
brainchild of the foundation's
namesake, the event will raise
funds for two local organiza-
tions. The Inner City Children's
Touring Dance Company,
under the leadership of long
time dance instructor, Florene
Nichols and Wilder's 'Bring
Your 'A' Game, a non-profit pro-
gram that fuses athletics and
Nichols' dance company, a
mainstay in Liberty City, has
fallen on hard times and is in
jeopardy of closing if a signifi-
cant financial contribution is
not secured. "Why can't we
come up with $30,000 to help
save this valuable program,"
Wilder asks.
The 41-year old Miami native
has been a teacher and basket-
ball coach at Horace Mann mid-
dle school for eight years.
Wilder's approach to coaching
encompasses more than teach-
ing the fine points of dribbling
and scoring. As a father-figure
to many of the youth on his
team, Wilder holds his players
to high standards. In an envi-

ronment that seems-to give
teenage boys a free pass when
it comes to sex and responsibil-
ity, Wilder promotes absti-
nence. "I don't want them to
have a bunch of options. They
are too young to understand
the consequences of having
that kind of choice."
Wilder brings that same type
of responsibility to his 'Bring
Your 'A' Game' scholarship
fund. The monetary recognition
is Wilder's effort to reward
inner city scholar athletes for
their efforts to not only excel
athletically, but more impor-
tantly he said, academically.
A graduate of Miami Jackson
Senior High, Wilder is looking
forward to his guests having a
wonderful time at the fund rais-
er. In addition to an all male
fashion show, guests will be
treated to hors d'oeuvres served
by butlers, a prize-filled balloon
drop and the opportunity to
snatch up some incredible
items during the event's silent
Wilder said he wants his
guests to walk away from the
event exhausted from dancing,
committed to returning to next
year's celebration.
The 'It's a Black Sweat Affair'
will be held at the Ft.
Lauderdale Embassy Suites at
1100 SE 17 Street at 9 p.m. For
more information, call 786-
897-6910 or email Wilder at

What legacy will you leave to the world?

What legacy are
you working on?
When you are gone
your children and
those who admired
you will have fond
memories of your
great achievements.
I am thankful for
those per-
sons that were role
models for
me. I remember D.A.

Dorsey that donated
the land for Dorsey School
where I was a student. My
aunt, Mrs. Annie Bell Sullivan,
a lady of the church and a
devout member of St. Luke
Baptist Church and both late
pastors, Thomas J.
Richardson and his wife,
Mamie Richardson. They were
all role models for me.
Pass me the baton, they all
practiced what they preached.

Not for forget my
teacher Mr.
There was also
Dr. Brown and Mr.
Dodger, both
teachers at Miami-
Dade Community
College along with
Dr. Penson at
Florida Memorial
University, where
I am an alumni.

Not to forget
b us i ne s woman
Mrs. M. Athalie Range and her
son Patrick.
Also Henry E.S. Reeves Ele-
mentary School, a school
named for the founder of The
Miami Times. A school whose
history will pass on the legacy
of the Reeves to all genera-
tions. I really admire those
long years of ownership of
The Miami Times.


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Happy Mother's Day 2006

This coming Sunday is
Mother's Day and some moth-
ers who get no recognition all
year long will enjoy a dinner
that she did not have to cook;
a new dress and pair of shoes;
maybe even a nice spa visit. If
you have not already pur-
chased a gift for your Mom or
planned a special day for her -
let's get moving!! There are
others who have also given us

the benefit of motherly wisdom
and support grandmothers,
aunts, godmothers, sisters
and even good friends. At
least a phone call or card
should be in order for the spe-
cial mothers in your life.
The Bible speaks about
many mothers Sarah,
Hannah, Elizabeth, Tamar,
Ruth, Naomi, Eunice and Lois
are just a few named in God's

Holy Word. The most famous
mother is of course, Mary, the
mother of our Lord Jesus.
Mary is to be recognized and
honored because she is the
mother of Jesus, but she was
not a deity. I think the thing
that comes to my mind when I
think of what a special woman
that she was is a statement
that I heard John Hagee make
on television years ago. He
said that Mary's behavior at
the cross should serve as
strong evidence that Jesus
was indeed who He said that
He was the Son of God.
There were those who did
not believe that Jesus was the
Son of God let alone accept
that He was born of a virgin!

Now, two people knew without
a doubt that Mary did not have
sexual relations with anyone
to conceive her Son Mary
and God. Mary was present at
the cross during Jesus' horri-
ble crucifixion. She stood by
while her precious firstborn
was beaten and scourged. She
watched in pain as His body
organs were exposed and He
was nailed to a piece of wood.
As a mother, she must have
felt in her spirit every whip,
every blow, every beating. She
must have flinched with the
driving of each nail into that
tender flesh.
If the "Jesus is not a mere
man, but the Son of God"
claim was a hoax, why would-

n't she cry out for Him to be
saved? Wouldn't a loving
mother stop the shameful
courtroom scene and admit
that she wasn't really a virgin,
and she and Joseph, or some
other unnamed man, actually
did have sex and that is how
Jesus was conceived? Even if
she had kept that embarrass-
ing secret for over 30 years,
would she not finally reveal it
to save the life of her Son? But
she made no such comment.
She watched helplessly, but
with understanding, as her
special Child endured a
painful, horrible execution.
She knew that this was no
ordinary man, but He was
truly the Son born of the Holy

Spirit and not of a mortal man.
She knew who He was.
John Hagee declared that
Mary's silence should have
been a key piece of evidence
that this Man whom the peo-
ple rejected had to have been
the Messiah. What loving
mother would allow a lie to
cause the death of her son?
Mom would you?
This Mother's Day, as we
honor our mothers and other
special women in our lives, let
us remember Jesus' mother
and remember that she, too,
endured a hardship and sacri-
fice as she stood by and wit-
nessed the death of her Son.
Happy Mothers Day to all of
you mothers and to me too!

Religious lethel injections

As a young boy I heard
almost nothing about lethal
injections; not to negate the
fact that I heard a whole lot
about regular injections. It was
interesting because usually
when I would contract the
common cold or other illness-
es, there was always conversa-
tion about receiving an injec-
tion as a cure. Like most of you
I grew up fearing and hating

injections; although I had very
little luck escaping them. I was
so afraid of injections that
oftentimes I would become
silent about my illness and the
only means of others discover-
ing it was if it was clearly visi-
ble. Lethal injection.
For those of you that may be
wondering, what is a lethal
injection? This involves inject-
ing a person with fatal doses of

drugs to cause death. After the
condemned is fastened on the
execution table, two catheters
are inserted, one in each arm.
Only one is used for the execu-
tion, the other is reserved as a
backup in case the primary IV
fails and even though death
may be slower than other
methods, it is certain! Lethal
injection has been used as a
method for capital.punishment
and it gained popularity in the
twentieth century as a "more
humane" form of decapitation.
The actual humaneness of this
technique has been debated in
recent decades.
Well, recently, as I walked
through my home It was a
though someone spoke directly

to me as I heard the words,
"lethal injections." As the week
progressed I wanted to under-
stand more about what I
heard. Later in the week it
became clearer. These two
words were related to the prac-
tice of many of our modern day
churches. Let me explain. As I
pondered these words I came
to understand that just as a
lethal injection is injected into
an individuals' blood stream to
induce death so are the poi-
sonous mixtures of religion,
negativity, poverty mentality
and impossibilities pumped
into the minds of many inno-
cent church goers week after
week! These weekly church
goers sit helplessly in congre-

gations and ingest religious
leader's stories of lack, poverty,
impossibilities and archaic
methods. Unfortunately, many
of these hearers come in des-
perate need of hope only to be
lethally injected with hopeless-
ness. Some come to find love
only to become assaulted with
hate. Others come to hear
God's word only to discover
that they are instead bombard-
ed with these religious leader's
godless opinions. I am amazed
today that many religious lead- longer open their bibles
to preach or teach God's word
but instead rely on their per-
sonal words; teaching and
preaching nothing more than
fables, stories and empty opin-

ions as gospel. I call it lethal
injections. In 1 Peter 2 verse 2
the Bible states, like newborn
babies you should crave, thirst
for, earnestly desire, the pure
.unadulterated spiritual milk,
that by it you may be nurtured
and grow unto completed sal-
vation. In Luke 8 verse 18,
Jesus reminded the multitude
to be careful or take heed as to
how they heard. Are you being
encouraged, built up, correct-
ed and taught in God's word at
your place of worship or are
you feeling starved, cheated
and empty week after week?
"Become immune against
religious lethal injections by
personally studying God's


Congressman Kendrick B.
Meek will be hosting his Ten
Weeks to Home Ownership
Conference on May 13 from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. at Florida
Memorial College. For more
information, please call 305-

The City of Opa-locka is
having its 80th Anniversary
Celebration, May 19 and 20;
beginning at Sherbondy Park
from 5:30 p.m. 10 p.m.
Anniversary Ball, Saturday at
7 p.m. in the Hennessey
Center, RSVP is required. For
more information, call 305-
The Dade County Deltas
celebrate "May Week 2006"
with several activities m
May 13-21 including Political
Awareness and Involvement,
May 13 from 9 a.m. 1:30
p.m. and International
Awareness, May 16 at 6:30
p.m. For more information,
contact President Bobbie
Phillips or Marilyn Tyre at

The Center for Family and
Child Enrichment, Inc. is
currently recruiting foster
parents and adoptive parents.
For more information, contact
Alicia Curry-Hardy at 305-
624-7450 ext. 190.

Iota Phi Lambda extends a
cordial invitation to the public
to attend its 24th annual
Iphilam Phantasia presenta-
tion of Gems and Gents, May
13 at 6 p.m. at Miami Lakes
Educational Center

Pastor Boyce and New
Family Life Worship Center
invites everyone to a special
Mother's Day service on May 13
at 11 a.m. For more informa-
tion, please call 305-623-0054.
Mt. Bethel Baptist Church
is having a homebuyer work-
shop about New Visions CDC
Down Payment Assistance
Program, May 20 from 9 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Free breakfast and
lunch with limited seating. For
more information, call 954-
Come celebrate with the
members of New Hope
Missionary Baptist Church of
Hollywood for the 7th Pastoral
Anniversary of Elder Connail
Johnson. The dates are May
11-14. For more information,
call 954-920-6368.
The Jewels Among Us Fifth
Anniversary Mother's
Appreciation Breakfast will be
May 13 at Signature Gardens.
For more information, call
Carolyn at 305-246-4084 or
the church at 305-251-6828.
Christian Fellowship
Worship Center For All
People, Inc., Joy E.L. Jackson,
pastor, will have Intercessory
Prayer and Bible Study

Auditorium. For more infor-
mation, please call 305-836-

The City of Miami will host
a public meeting on May 13
from 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. at
the Coconut Grove Exposition
Center to present to the pub-
lic the first draft of Miami 21.
For more information, call
Women in Transition are
having their seventh annual
Mother's Day Breakfast, May
13 from 9-11 a.m. at
American Legion Park. To
RSVP, call Patrice Jones at
305-507-1,316 or Pastor
Owens at 786-355-5985.

Neq SBi-rthaOptimist Club
of Greater Miami Pop
Warner is in need of a
Cheerleader Commissioner,
Football and Cheerleading
coaches for all weight classes.
Football and Cheerleading
registration is now open. For
more information, please call
305-685-3700 or 305-691-

Miami Vice star Philip
Michael Thomas and Sandi
Morais are currently casting
triple threats for their ninth
production of Sacha on
Broadway. Accepting pack-
ages from April 15 to May 15.
For more information, visit
Local Albany State
University Alumni is hosting
their Third Annual
Scholarship Breakfast, May

Tuesdays at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
respectively; Sunday School at
9 a.m.; and Sunday Worship at
11 a.m. For more information,
call 305-681-0104.
God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to praise and
worship with us as we celebrate
mothers, May 14 at 4 p.m. For
more information, please call
Free Community Health
Fair at Pembroke Park Church
of Christ May 20th from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. For more infor-
mation, please call 954-962-

St. Luke Missionary Baptist
Church will sponsor a clothes
giveaway, May 27 from 9:30
a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come sail with New
Providence Missionary
Baptist Church on the Jungle
Queen Dinner Cruise to help
celebrate Mother's Day on May
12. For more information, con-
tact Sister Yolanda Davis at
305-830-2063 or Sister Mary
Doster at 305-333-4958.

Union Grove Missionary
Baptist Church presents the
first Ladies Conference Gala,

13 at 9 a.m. at the Embassy
Suites Hotel-Miami
International Airport. For
more information, please con-
tact Ransom Hill at 305-233-
1286 or Judy Brown at 305-
The Miami Alumnae
Chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority Inc. is having
their Cooking Gents Affair
May 20 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
at FIU South Campus. For
more information, please con-
tact Minita Foley at 305-634-
6017 or Daphne Killing at

The Gamma Omicron
Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa
Sorority Inc. extends a cor-
dial invitation to the public to
attend its Founders ,Day
Celebration May 20 at 10 a.m.
at the Carrie P. Meek Center
at Charles Hadley.;Bark. For
more information, call 305-
Miami-Dade Black Caucus
will hold its monthly meeting
May 13 from 10 a.m. to 12
p.m. at the Carrie P. Meek
Cultural Arts Center. For
more information, please con-
tact.T. Jones at 305-624-5940
or D. Black at 305-754-6141.

Class Meetings
Miami Northwestern's
Class of 1956, Invincibles
II, will be celebrating its 50th
class reunion. Classmates are
invited to join us June 8 19.
For more information, please
call Bettie Clay Anderson at
305-625-6744 or Elizabeth
McDugle Davis at 305-693-

Mays High School Alumni

May 27 at 7 p.m. For more
information, call Minister
Pamela E. Brooks at 305-303-

Faith Prayer and Praise
Deliverance Cathedral,
Dorothy Davis, pastor, invites
you to: Sunday School, 9:45
a.m.; Worship Service,
Sundays at 11 a.m.; Bible
Study, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.;
and Praise and Worship,
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. For
more information, call 305-
God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to hear an
anointed Word from the Lord at
One Way Tabernacle, May 11
at 8 p.m. For more informa-
tion, please call 786-258-1826.
Apostolic Covering and
Church Affiliation presents
The International Prophetic
Ministry of Prophetess
Francina Norman on May 25
and 26 held at 7:30 p.m. night-
ly at Lively Stones for Jesus
Ministries. Space is limited.
Please contact 305-685-7739
for more information.

Elder Pastor William Bringier
and Titus Chapel Church
invites you to their 22nd
Anniversary Celebration. May
15 at 7:30 p.m. and May 21 at
4 p.m.
Please turn to CHURCH 10B

Association Reunion 2006
will be at the Miccousukee
Resort and Gaming, June 15-
18. For more information, call

The 1986 Class of Miami
Northwestern is having their
20th Class Reunion July 13-
16. For more information, call
305-836-0991 ext. 2281.

Attention all Miami
Northwestern Sr. High
Alumni Class Presidents or
Representatives from 1980
- 2005: Please call the follow-
ing numbers for information
about an important upcoming
event, 305-638-1946 or 305-
638-5618 ext. 232.

Miami Jackson's Class of
1971's- Reunion will be held

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

June 19-25. For more infor-
mation, please call Gail D
(Lemon) Roberts at 305-620-
7370 or 305-343-0839 or call
Sherry (Peters) Jones at 305-
Miami Edison will have an
Ole' Timer's Pep Rally, May 19
from 6:30 9:30 p.m. and we
are looking for all Edison fam-
ily members to attend. For
more information, call 305-
The 1981 Classes of Miami
Jackson, Miami Central and
Miami Northwestern are
coming together as one to
triple their fun for their 25th
High School Reunion, June 4
- 11. For more information,
please call 305-769-2459.

Coral Gables Senior High
School's 1986 Class
Reunion will be August 5 at
The Sonesta Hotel and Suites
in Coconut Grove. For more
information, visit
The 1986 Class of Miami
Northwestern is hosting a
dance on June 10 at 8 p.m.
For more information,
please call 305-836-0991
ext. 2281.

Send your community
announcements by 2 p,m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, email to miamitedi- or
mail to 900 NW 54th
Street, Miami, 33127-
1818. For further informa-
tion, call 305-694-6216.

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the date designated. Bid forms on which the bids must be submitted are available upon request from
Room 351, address above, telephone (305) 995-1380. Award recommendations will be available on the
Friday preceding the scheduled Board meeting award. The results of bids awarded at the official School
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following the meetings. The Board reserves the right to waive informalities and to reject any and all

"The School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools enacts a Cone of Silence from
issuance of a solicitation to written recommendation of award. All provisions of School Board
Rule 6Gx13-8C-1.212 apply."

"Any Protest of Specifications, or Protest of Award, must be filed with the Clerk of the School
Board. Failure to adhere to the filing requirements and timelines, as specified in Board Rule
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Prep time: 15 minutes
Walnut-Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup walnut oil
21/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon roasted garlic puree
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 pound grilled chicken breast strips
3 cups fresh California strawberries, stemmed
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3 cups shredded radicchio
3/4 cup basil leaves
1 1/2 cups toasted walnut halves
To make vinaigrette, in blender or food processor, puree oils,
vinegar, garlic puree and salt and pepper until emulsified.
In large bowl, toss chicken, strawberries, fennel, radicchio,
basil and walnuts with vinaigrette. To serve, mound equal
amounts of salad on 6 plates.
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New Mount Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church
6700 N.W. 14th Avenue
5I Order of Services:
Sunday Worbhsip...8 and Id0 a,1.
Sunday School .........9:45 a.
) 361-Mondays

Pi-L" Prmyer Wal-irs (PuI.l)..7:30 p.nt
SBible Study...................... 8


93rd Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93,' Street
Order of Services
7:30 )a.1m. liirly Momiing Wiship
II i. ..Molring W .ship
Evening Worship
Isl & 3rd Suld;ay ........6 p.l.
Ttwsday Bible Sirdy ..7 p.m.

Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
r wii ).r'lsliipir. yerE'h;ll (hll.i;ilr
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami. FL
Orer ol'rservires
our of Prayer.........6:30 a.m.
Edrly Morning Woriship....7:30 ii.m.
SunIy Miellry Sl..... .WeI... .0.7 pn.
SPiayeriBihle Sudy.....Wed......7 p.m.
N,4trnday Aliar Pfayer:...iM-F)
Fe Fcling tIhe Ihlngry every
Wedlcd say....... I 11,111,-Ipu ll.

New Day "N" Christ
Deliverance Ministries
3055 N.W. 76'"1 Street, 33147
Message Ctr.: 305-836-7815

Order of Services:
Sundalys- Chlul ch Sc oollI...............1l0 a.l.
WtshipSeviie; ce.11:15a.m.
Tuieday; Bible Cla. ...............7
41Ih Sunday Evening WII lilp.........6 p.m.

\ Pastorl A laro .Roberts, Sr.m /

Pembroke Park
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue
(Office) 954-962-9327

SVictory on the Rock
Ministries, Inc.
16178 NW 27th Avenue
305-625-3376 / 305-333-3144

Order of Services:
SuII; liay M ornlilg............9) ;i.m ,
Wclni.indaly Nillht BHihl Study
7 pm.

postolic Revival Center Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc.
6702 N.W. 15thAvenue1855 NW. 19th Street
305-836-1224 305-688-1612
Order of Services Fax: 305-681-8719
New lime lior T.V. Program Order of Services:

S.IIiaC i..-3 p.iii. Si iday 5i iJn.
WeW. Inleve2moy Pi;yer9 m..- 12 pm.
M lin er S i .................. II a .l
S Eve. Wo ip ..........7:3 .m.
FRi. Bible Sudy .................7:30 p.m.

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12'' Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m.
Sunday SchimI .............9 a.l.
NBC ......................10:05 a.m.
Worship ....................... II a.m.
Worship ....................... 4p.m.
Mission Andi d Bible Class

Monday .......................6:30 p.m.

New Harvest Missionary
Baptist Church
12145 N.W. 27th Avenue

Order of Services:
S M lll T ship .............. 111:3 i. .
In ih M iiy ... ............ i
Irlyir Sel vitC ...... 7:3. 4 ,
CIh e h SO...I............... In..

Church of Christ
Hollywood, FL 33023
(Fax) 954-962-3396

Sun9...:30 Z.m....(Sunday Sch~xIl)
Walk in the Wortd Ministry

SLiberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning ........... I .m.
Sunday School ...........1
Sunday Evening ............6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ........7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class .........7:30p.m.
Ths. Fellowshi ........
Ise Sun. Soio a PsraTice .c pn.r

New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 103'" St.
Order of Services:

Moniiig Worshl)illP ......7:3 iim.
Nlt l I)nly o lny w rly lr
MSundlay Shooidy ...1..2 1 a m.
IPr1aye-ldlih le S alty
S n lil d;ly ........... .... 7 ip.m.

St. John Bapti Church
1328 N.W. 3' Avenue
305-372-38 69 305-371-3821

Order of Services:
SMorning Woship .....7:30 l.m.
Morning Worship ,...I I am.
N Vt'i ikB .i.vit rit hell ;9 1
(N ,.T.U.) 5 pn,,
Evenine Worship ........7 p.m.

Word of Truth
1755 N.W. 78"'i Street
Fax: 305-694-9105

Order of Services:
Iihlc Study W ed. ............... .
Sllll- y. School................. 1 l....
Sunt. Worship S rlyv..+...... I 1:30 a.t11.
Wet1. Nigh, Ihtellcrt.sslllry Prayer
rrom 7:3( to 8 pa.m
S ity Worship Sdervice.s6:3) p n.

Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4' Street, Homestead 33136
Order of Services:
Sunday Schl I ........... 1 :3 I :i.m .
Sui. Moli'iII Servs.......12 pI.m.
livclhing Wol lill ScrIv ..... 6 pI1.
"ru:esday "YoudL Nighl"..., p.mi.
Wed, "Nin Day lPrayer"....l? Ip.
Wedl. Nighl Biible SlI ly.....K p.1.1
Thursday Nighl "Covligin Itiibl,
( lige ......... ) p.111.
SFriday Nighi iWorshipI Soiv..,S ).lJ

Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services
Leb1 Day Sunday Shlmni .......9:45ann
Sunday Moming Wosnhil .....II ia.n.
SunWday Menls Bible Study .... p.m.
Sunnday Ladies Bible Study ....5 p.,.
SuInIday Evning Womhip ..,.6 p.n.
T'iesdy Nighl Blihbl Sldy ....7:31pln
'"1usvahiy Mon0iig l ibli ChCkM' II I..;I
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2300 NW 135th Street
Order of Services
Sunday Worship 7 a.m.. 11
a.m., 7 p.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday (Bible Study) 6:45p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study
10:45 a.m.

New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.95'" Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:

Early Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... IIa.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
IdTcs. ilrb O the II Sun....T7 p.m.
Mid-week Worship

St. Luke Missionary Baptist
1790 N.W. 55th Street

Order of Services:

Sunday School ..........9:30().m.
Morning Worship .....II a.m.
I P yer Meeting ............7:30 p.m.
Bible Study ..................8 p.m.

Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87'" Street

Order of Services:
Sunday Moilning,; Servicev
SIulaln y Sclhlol;...........IO n.
W orship Ser,-vic .............II i.lll.
Tucslay Bihle Sludy.......X p.11.
'Th ;sday Praye Sevice....X p.11i

Christian HillAME Church
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday School.......................:30 a.m.
Mornin Worship Service ........II a.m.
Free Golf Every 2"1 & 4" Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Shula's Golf Course

1 (800) 254-NBBC
Fax: 305-685-0705

New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10h Avenue
Order of Services:
Early Sunday Worshilp...7:30 ial..
Sunday Schx l ................9:.30) a.m.
Suixay Moming WiNhlip..... I amn.
Suxnay Evening Service ... p.m.
'Imesday Pnyer Meeting ..7:30 pjn.
Wethesdaly Bible Study ...7:30 p.m.
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Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
7:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Sunday Schuol 9:45 a.nm.
Bible Study Tuesday
10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer Meeting Tus.- 6 p.m.

Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
305-759-8226 Fax: 305-759-0528

Order of Services:
Moa. Ihru Fri. Noon Day Prayer
Bible Study...Thuirs.....7 p.m.
Sunday Woiship...)7-11 a.m.
Sunday School....... 9:30 a.m.

Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68"' Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
("' Sunday) ...... 8:00 am
Sunday School ..........9:45 am
Morning Service ..... 11:0) m
Communion Service
(Thum. belrure I Sunday) 7:3) pmn
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm

Temple Missionary The Soul Saving Station O
Baptist Church Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1723 N.W. 3" Avenue 1880 Washington Ave.
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060.Fax 305-255-854S 305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services: Order of Services:
Sulndaiy ScollIol ..........9:45 a.m
Suin. Morning Scrvs,. I. I .ll1. Sulld; ly School ...........;9 a.m.
4"' Sll.BT.... :TU 1:30 30 p.m Sunday Woiship..l I a.m. & 7 p.m
Tiedtl iay....BiblehI SItldy Tuesdcay Worship ......7:45 p.m.
Fedillg Milill'y...l Day Pr .MonFri.
Wed. Bible Stuidy/Prayer..6:30 p.ii Noon I)ay Praye.......Mon.-Fri.
Thurs. (uiin Chr Minislry....6:30i pin

/ Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
Sunday Sclxil .............9:310 a.m.
Monling Pniise/Worship ..I I a.m.
Youth Clh ir- Satulday ......II u-.m.
Prayer Meeling & Bible Study
Tuesday 7 p.nm.
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Order of Services
Bible Study ............. 9 a.m. Morning Worship ............. 10 a.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny .


We love, respect, and ad-
mire you. Daughters, Mercedes,
Pauline, Maureen.


Happy Mothers Day, Mom.
We love you. From your kids
and grandkids.

The Miami Times staff celebrate their mothers

Mother's Day is one day
during the year when every-
thing your mother says or
does is a lot more meaning-
ful. Every hug, kiss and smile
seems to mean a little more
than usual. In honor of
Mother's Day, members of
The Miami Times staff were
interviewed and asked how
their mothers have impacted
their lives and helped them
become the person they are

Miami Times Writer

My another is a very strong
Black woman. She raised my
sister and I to be respectful,
and educat-
ed. My moth-
er overcame
physical ail-
ments as
well. She
continues to
teach men-
tally ill chil-
dren, after
being attacked and perma-
nently injured by one of her
students. Her determination
and love of teaching brought
her back to school. She also
took on the role of graduate
student as she received her
Masters Degree last July.
She is a perfect role model
and most of all, my best

Circulation Clerk

She has
ence and
She has also
taught me to
pass these
ideals on to
my son.

Miami Times Editorial Intern

My mother is the only per-
son who has been there for
me through thick and thin. I
know everyone says that your
mother will love you uncondi-
tionally, but my mother took
that quote to
the next
le v el
Whenever I
felt the world
walked out
on me, she
showed me
that I was
HER world
and that is
all that matters. She is a sin-
gle mother who has sacrificed
so much so that my brother
and I could receive the best
education, the best experi-
ences and the best things life
has to offer. Without her I
would not be where I am
today and have all the privi-
leges that I have. I thank God

everyday that he has blessed
me with a mother who won't
ever give up on me no matter
how many times I mess up.

Ad Traffic Coordinator

She did whatever she could
for the well-being of her chil-
dren; she was willing to please
her children
in numerous
ways. She
has taught
me to do
what I can do
to benefit
other people.
I do the same
with my chil-
dren today.

Future Publisher

My Mother has helped me
become an honest, responsi-
ble person by
instilling in
me the quali-
ties which
are needed to
become a
young man.
She is a won-
woman with
a heart of gold, who will do
anything and everything she
can to help me fulfill my

Editorial Assistant

My mother is the epitome of
strength. She has defied so
many odds and is literally a
walking mir-
acle. She has
shaped and
molded my
through her
al love,
heart felt
and unyield-
ing faith in Christ. I am who I
am today simply because God
decided I was special enough
to be birthed from her exis-

Miami Times Editor

my mother
passed away
when I was
11, she
planted pow-
erful and

seeds that
have helped
me become
the woman as well as the
mother I am today.

Miami Times Intern/ Columnist

My mother is a courageous,
independent, hardworking

woman who
raised four
children all
on her own.
She made
sure we were
provided for
with food,
clothes and
water. She
gives us
moral support everyday in
whatever goals we wish to
accomplish. She is a true
shining star whose light
brightens my world each and

Miami Times Writer/ Columnist

My Mama.
taught about
'niggas' and
flies and, I
am still
thanking her
to this day
for the les-
son. Bet that
up, Ma!


my entire life,
my mother
has prayed
that I would
have the best.
She set an
example and

taught me the true ways of
womanhood. I thank God for
her and now use the knowl-
edge she's passed down with
my own child.

Operation Coordinator

She has been an inspiration
as a single mother raising six
kids alone.
Still in my
she is instru-
mental. I
have instilled
in my kids
the discipline
in which she
instilled in
me. She is
the best mom in the world. I
wouldn't trade her.


My mother has raised me to
be the person I am today. An
and responsi-
ble Black
woman. She
has taught
me to be the
best. Since I '-
have always
been the out-
spoken one,
she always
used to tell me, "You have to
bite your tougue sometimes." I
still don't listen to this day. I am
out of control. Love ya, Mom.



From your grandson, Phil and
granddaghter-in-law, Sheila.

MARY, you shared, you
cared, you were always there.
Sadly missed by, daughter,


In Jesus' loving hands.
From Darryl and the Frazier



With all of our love.
and Kelli.


With all of our love.
The Redmon family.

We love you always.
Your daughter and son-in-law.


I want you to know how much I
love you, while you are here.


You mean the world to me.
Love you, Barbara Boyce

We love ya, children, grands
and great grands. Enjoy your
day. We love you so much.


We love you. Love your
grands, Junior, Na'naa, Ni'nii,
T'T and Pre'cious.

are thebest omin the wol
From John, Jr., Ava and Dio-

Enjoy your day QUARDY: ;
Always my girl.
Love mom, Sheila and


Mommy, "Many women do
noble things, but you surpass
them all . but a woman
who fears the Lord is to be
Give her the reward she
has earned, and let her works
bring her praise ...
Rachel and Garth Basil.

Enjoy your day TRAI.
Always my girl.
Love mom, Sheila and


~ r` "

BB The Mia.mi Times, May 10-16. 2006
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In Memory of our loved ones on Mothers Day

12/18/32 12/25/97
Your memories are still in our
hearts. You are sadly missed.

5-11-28 3-20-04
We love and miss you.
The family

Love and memory

Two years have passed; the
pain continues to last. On that
day Mama you didn't go
alone; a part of us went with
you the day God called you
home. Still dearly loved; still
dearly missed.
The Reddick family.

05/29/32 07/17/05

Mama, you don't know how
much I miss you. It's been almost
a year, and it seems just like yes-
I want to wish you Happy
Birthday and Happy Mother's
Day. In my heart, I know that you
are watching over me, and that I
am going to be okay. You will
forever be in my heart.
Your loving, daughter, Mrs.
Shawanda Colson and family.


We miss you very
Happy Mothers Day.
your children and grands.


08/03/33 -05/13403

We miss you and love you.
The family.

08/12/1922 04/06/06

Memories will always live
deep in our hearts. The family.

04/12/71- 05/14/05

Mothers Day is a special day. It's a
joy for the mothers who are great
mothers . not just a mom. It's a
difference between the two.
Shantel Yvette Willis Thompson is a
great mother. Mom you are a special
kind of person. Many people remember
you as the great person that you are.
Your three kids are proud to be a
part of your life. You brought new
things to our eyes. Your husband was proud to be your mate; not only
because you were beautiful but because you kept everything real and that's
hard to find in someone. Mom . you are a very strong person and you will
never be forgotten. Happy Mothers Day. Love, Anthony, Shantinique, Altron
and Shavandra.

08/10/47 07/27/01

A mother is someone you can
never forget. Her love goes on, on
and on.
A Mothers love is eternal.
A Mothers love is never forgotten.
We love and miss you so
Love always, your children, Alexis
(Carlton), Erick, Carmen and Jerome;
grandchildren, Steven,
Kewandra, Carlton, Jr., Charlton,
Kambriel, Paul, Jr., Paris, Ebony,
Antonio, Michelle, Terricka, Shaqurla
and Russell.


We love and miss you.

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04/29/1937 04/21/2005

Mama we miss you and love
you. The East family.


From your grandson, Phil and
granddaghter-in-law, Sheila.

We love you always
your children.

01/05/40 08/25/05
We miss you and love you.
Ruth Gray Henry

You'll always be in ouur
hearts. Your children and grand-

06/11/25 12/24/01

I miss you more than I can
say. Daughter, Barbara Gardner

Ma, we love and miss you.
Love, your kids and grandkids.

01/02/63- 1 .I1/19/97

love you very

I miss you and
much. Monique

Miss you and love you. Happy
Mothers Day. The family.

05/13/42 12/25/99

From your children, grand-
children and mother.


05/14/25 04/12/74

Happy Birthday and Mothers
Day. Mom, we love you and miss you.
From your children, Mary, John,
Jacqueline, Geno, Irleen, Wanda,
Lamar and the late Jerry Simon;
devoted friend, Spencer Simon; 27
grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren;
two great great grands; three sons-in-
Mother God has filled the emptiness
of your being gone with His son JESUS to help us carry on.


Missing you and loving you
on Mothers Day.
From your son, Woody.

08/28/27 02/20/01

We love and miss you.

11/13/10 04/17/00

We love and miss you.

08/27/1943 10/31/2004

We love and miss you.

10/11/60 03/16/02

Happy Mothers Day
Love Yoko and Netta

08/23/53 11/18/95

We miss you and will always
love you. From, Sharlene and kids.

05/30/53 05/04/99

We love and miss you.
Angel and family.

02/17/75 04/04/99

We love and miss you.
Angel and family.


We miss you so much.
You are a very special person.
The Griffin family.


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In Memory of our loved ones on Mothers Day


You are truly missed.
Love your family.

04/12/71 05/14/05
Its been on a year in our
hearts it seems like yesterday. May
GOD bless you and keep you safe
throughout eternity.
You will be forever loved and
missed by your husband Anthony;
children, Shantinique, Al'Tronn and
Shavondra ; mother, Yvonne (Elijah);
brothers, Carlton (Alexis), Derrick
(Velisa), Jimmy (Tam-mie); in-laws,
Harry and Theresa Nixons;
grandmother, LaChanze Hamm;
and a host of nieces, nephews
and other family members.



love you and miss you.
children and grandchil-

06/06/1906 08/05/02

Dear, Mama, you were our
teacher and much more. You
taught us how to be honest,
kind and have a lifelong rela-
tionship with God.
We could not ask for a better
We love and miss you very

The Zeigler

and Florence

SCONIERS 04/25/06

A virtuous mother and grand-

02/10/32 03/06/01

Forever in our hearts. Nathaniel
G., Sheila, and Linda.

12/09/56 11/10/03

Your memories still live within
us. The Family

The Miami Times May 10-1 6 7B

Six years, since your demise
and your advice, laughter and
beautiful smile still lives on.
Slowly the days, months and years
have surpassed us and the emptiness
in our hearts still drums a hollow beat
without you.
The family of the late CRESSIE
MAE ADAMS wishes to express
our fond memories of our
mother/grandmother during this
special time of year.
Happy Mothers Day and Birthday.
We miss you and love you 4ever.
Lois (Arthur), Trisha (Bland), Valarie,
Yovonka (Clint) and Darrell (Cecilia).

11/25/20 03/22/05

Thank you mom, for a job well
done, 'ME.' Thank you for
me to be a lover of the heart; a
giver of the mind; and most of
all a spirit of God. You lead me
by example and I'm more than
greatful. To God be the Glory.
Your family, Trish, Laverne,
Larry, Cliff, Cory, Karon and


We love and miss you.
Love your sons and family.


Mother, we love and miss
you, from the Cobb and Tuck-
er families.


We miss and love you al-
ways. From your children.


We miss and love you, ma-
ma.Your kids, Cece, Ray,
Wilton, JB.


We miss you, love you. The
Livingston, Lucky families
and your daughter-in-law, Lisa.

09/26/62- 10/10/05

We love you and miss you,
mama. The Pollock Family.

02/05/80 -02/08/06

We miss you, Mama and Sis.
Love always, the Pollock family.


In blessed memory.
A priceless pearl.


You are always in our hearts.
We love and adore you. The


We love and miss you. Your
grandchildren and great

You will always be an
inspiration in our lives. Especially
by your daughters, grandchildren
and sister.

February 02, 2003

We miss and love you always.
Your granddaughter, Tesa

October 24, 2003

Missing you and loving you.
The Family

March 11, 2006

I miss and love you always.
Son, Roy and grandkids

03/3/31 08/18/05

We love and miss you. Bev,
Debbie, Tyrone, and family.


Today, forever and always you'll
remain in our hearts. Good
friends, good times, a loved one's
touch, oh, Mama we miss you so
very much. Mom you made us
smile even through our tears. We
thank God for all those wonderful
years. Still each day we cry. It's
so hard to say goodbye.
Forever Ella.
Love, LaWanda, Virginia, Jesse, Roland, Leroy, Carolyn,
Shenakia, Wykennia, Emanuel and family.

06/23/53 12/27/86

You are surely missed on
Mother's Day. Love, Theodis

08/06/25 04/01/05

Happy Mother's Day. We miss
you so much! Love the family.




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01/16/41 10/02/96

To our beloved wife, mother
and grandmother, we would like
to wish you a happy mothers day.
Having you as our mother has
truly been a blessing to each and
everyone of us.
You have been sadly missed,
but never forgotten . .
Love your husband, Willie;
daughters, Loretta, Dorothy, Jackie, Angie, Juanita, Gina, Cynthia,
Vanessa and Cassandra; sons, Willie, Jr., Thomas and Joseph;
and all of your grandchildren and great grand-children.

11/25/38 03/01/96

Your loving children and

12/15/25 03/04/00
Your loving children and


You were a woman of God,
substance and grace. We
love you. Your family.


We love and miss you.
Love, Glover, kids and

07-13-58 07-27-05

It's our first
Mother's Day without you
but our hearts
are content,
because you're
finally with your
father where you
were always meant.
Love, Your children.

A Special

Thank You

I would like to
say thank you for
being a part of
my 16th party.

Love, Diamond


In Memoriam


08/11/54 05/10/97

Angela, your life is a beautiful
memory. Your absence is a
silent grief. You sleep is God's
beautiful garden amid sunshine
and perfect pace,
You left a beautiful memory
and sorrow too great to be told
But to us who love and lost you,
your memory will never grow
old. Thanks for the memories!
The Pages, Perrys, Taylors,
Rolles and Saunders families,
relatives and friends.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


05/01/14 05/22/94

If roses grew in Heaven,
Lord, please pick up a bunch
for me,
Place them in my mother's arms
and tell her they're from me.
Tell her I love and miss her, and
when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek and
hold her for a while.
Because remembering her is
I do it everyday, but there's an
ache within my heart that will
never go away.
We miss you. Your children, Al-
vin, Marva, Johnnie, Stanley and
all of your grandchildren.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


The Keaton family misses
you all dearly.
Alvin, Darrell, Derrick,
Sharon and Diane Keaton.

May 2 at Homestead Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Homestead, died May 2 at
Homestead Hospital. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. in the chapel.
Miramar, died May 2 at South Miami
Hospital. Remains will be shipped to
South Carolina for final rites and'
May 4 at South Miami Hospital.
Service Friday, 1 p.m. in the chapel.
SON, 1 month, 13 days, died May 6
at Jackson Hospital. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. in the chapel.

Partnerships for a


Model City Community Revitalization District Trust
Charles Hadley Park
Carrie P. Meek Senior Citizen and Cultural Center
1350 NW 50th Street, Miami, Florida 33147
***********Monday, May 15, 2006**********
5:30 PM

I. Welcome
II. Invocation
Ill. Roll Call
IV. Public Comments
V. Approval of minutes from April 17, 2006 Board Meeting
VI. President/CEO's Report
a. 15th Annual Corridor Report
b. Retreat-June 16-17, 2006
VII. Executive Summary- President/CEO Position
VIII. Resolutions

Resolution No. 06-
conveyance of Properties- Resolution approving the conveyance of properties:
1272 NW 61 Street, 1264 NW 61 Street to Dean development for development.

1290 NW 61 Street,

IX. Adjournment


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If tears could build a stair-
way and memory a lane, we'll
walk right up to Heaven and
bring you home again.
Our circle was forever bro-
ken on April 30, 2002.
We love you Mommy; Ni-
cey, Netty, Nica, Renee, and

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We miss you! Mother, Re-
becca, your children, family.

05/02/21 02/23/02

Happy Birthday.
Love, your children.

February 25, 2006

We miss and love you always.
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


Ralph Carr

on your


Congratulations to Ralph
Carr as he goes into retirement
after 30 years of service with

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Revival at Church of Christ W.I.H.

Church of Christ Written In
Heaven, 3171 N.W. 46 St, will
be in revival May 17, 18. 19,
Wednesday through Friday at
8 p.m.
The Revivalist will be Pastor
Julieann Pinder of Baruch
Christian Fellowship
Ministries. "Bringing you life-,
changing messages from the
unchanging Changer."
The host pastor is the Elder
Jerdy Miller.
Pastor Julieann Pinder

Imperial commandress to be honored

On August 18, 2005, Dr.
Charlie Powell Albury of Miami
was installed in New Orleans
Louisiana as the fortieth
Imperial Commandress (inter-
national president) of the
Imperial Court, Daughters of
Isis. She is the second
Floridian to hold that office or
any other elected position in
the 95-year history of the
The Charlie Powell Albury's
Testimonial Weekend will
include the Caribbean Gala at
the Radisson Hotel, 1601
Biscayne Blvd, 8 p.m. and the
Testimonial Banquet at the
Signature Grand, 7 p.m.
(reception 5 p.m.-7 p.m.).
Dr. Albury has been the
recipient of numerous awards
from professional, civic, social,
governmental and religious
organizations. She was voted
School Psychologist of the Year
(1992) by the Dade Association
of School Psychologist. She

Dr. Charlie Powell Albury

has been cited several times in
the "Book of Life" of the Black
Archives Foundation and in
"Who's Who in the South and
Southwest "--" in the World,"
" ... of American Women," .
Sin America," ". .. in Science
and Engineering," and "Who's
Who in Medicine." The
Fraternal World is happy to
pay tribute to this deserving

Visit your loved ones in prison, roundtrip

Would you like to visit your
loved ones? Call us for reserva-
tions. Ask for Johnny or Ms.

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continued from 2B

Faith, Prayer and Praise
Deliverance Cathedral is host-
ing a Revival with special guest
speaker Pastor Peggy Carter
from May 15-19 and May 22-26
held at 7:30 p.m. nightly. For
more information, please contact
Senior Pastor Dorothy Davis at

The CBG of Miami-Dade and
Vicinity presents their
Inaugural Empowerment

Gail, 786-470-7374 or 754-
204-3764. This week, travel to
Everglades C.I.

Weekend conference May 19 and
20 at Koinonia Worship Center.
.To register, see the pastor at
your CBG member church or e-
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church invites you to its 25th
Annual Convention Silver
Anniversary on May 20 at 9 a.m.
For more information, please call
The Baptist Women's
Council of Greater Miami and
Vicinity will hold its monthly

2006 Women's conference

at Believers Life Ministries

Dr. Michealane Sims-Light-
bourn and the Women's
Fellowship of Believers Life
Ministries is proud to
announce its 2006 Women's
This will be a time of inspira-
tion and renewal for your soul.
We have planned every aspect
of this conference with you in
mind. The Praise, Prayer and
Preaching are designed to
reach you where you are and
catapult you to a new
spiritual level in Christ Jesus.
Come with us as we enter into
the divine presence of the Lord
Wednesday, May 17 through
Saturday, May 20.
Conference schedule:
Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30
p.m. nightly at Believers Life
Ministries located at 901 NW
62nd Street. Friday (7:30 p.m.)
and Saturday (9 a.m. Mother

Dr. Michealane Sims-Lightbourn

and Daughter Breakfast) will be
held at Don Shula's Hotel and
Golf Course, 6842 Main Street,
Miami Lakes.
For more information, call

ACCA conference at Lively Stones
ACCA Conference Apostolic
Covering and Church
Affiliation presents the
International Prophetic
Ministry of Prophetess
Francina Norman on May 25
and 26, 7:30 p.m. nightly at
Lively Stones for Jesus
Ministries, 835 N.W. 119th
Street, North Miami.
No registration required.
For additional information,
call 305-685-7739.
Prophetess Francina Norman

Congratulations on your Juris Doctorate

Giving God all of the glory is
what we do, for it was He and
He alone that has brought you
On Friday, May 12, Miss
L'Oreal Antwanette Belfon will.
receive her Juris Doctorate
from the University of Florida
School of Law.
In honoring the legacy of love,
prayers, support and words of
encouragement left behind by
her grandmother, Essie
Mason, the remaining family
members and friends would
like to say well done. We love
you and are so very proud of
you and your accomplish-
Continue trusting in God and

meeting at the Mt. Sinai
Missionary Baptist Church on
May 13 at 3 p.m.

New Seventy-ninth Street
Church in honor of Mother's
Day will host a Mother-Daughter
Breakfast at Don Shula Hotel
featuring Gospel artist Helen
Baylor. For more information,
please call 305-693-0052.
The Ebenezer United
Methodist Church announces
their Pastor's Appreciation
Celebration and Banquet hon-
oring the Reverend Dr.
Joreatha M. Capers on May
20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For
more information, please

Miss L'Oreal Antwanette Belfon

doing His will.
Love, Grandma Dot.

call 954-249-0495.

The Mother's Board of
United Christian Outreach
Ministry, Inc. is hosting a
Mother's Day Revival held May
10-12 at 7:30 nightly and May
14 at 11 a.m. For more informa-
tion, please call Mother Shirley
Pitts at 305-634-7221.

Send your church
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, email to miamiteditori-
al@bellsouth or mail to 900
NW 54th Street, Miami,
33127-1818. For further
information, call 305-694-

Your kids at risk for strokes

continued from 12B

activator, which was approved
for adults in 1996 and sold as
But the drug must be given
intravenously within three
hours of the start of symp-
toms, a deadline often missed
because strokes go undiag-
nosed, especially in children.
So far, tPA has been used in
fewer than a dozen children in
the USA.
Welch didn't make it in time.
By the time she was airlifted to
the University of California-
San Francisco, nine hours had
elapsed and doctors were
reluctant to use tPA. Instead,
they decided to resort to some-
thing else, the Merci Retriever,
a corkscrew-like device for
removing clots that they had
on hand for just three months.
"If we hadn't had the Merci
Retriever device available, she
certainly would have gotten
intra-arterial tPA," says UCSF
pediatric neurologist Heather
Fullerton, because her risk of
dying from the stroke out-
weighed the risk that she
might suffer a hemorrhage.
Instead, UCSF radiologist
Christopher Dowd guided the
corkscrew-tipped catheter
through a blood vessel in her
groin to an artery in Welch's
brain and removed the clot
before. it did major damage.
"She recovered very fast," says
her mother, Alberta Birge.
"She was out of bed the next
day. I found her in the com-
puter room, chatting with her
friends and telling them what

Welch dodged a sticky red
bullet, Dowd says. Had he not
been able to restore blood
flow, the nerve circuits that
run Welch's heart and lungs
could have died. Doctors say
they're often required to resort
to high-stakes brinkmanship
to save lives.
"If we don't do anything, the
patient goes over the edge.
That pushes us to be more
aggressive," .says Claiborne
Johnston, director of UCSF's
stroke service.
The question confronting
doctors is how to turn high-
tech improvisation into rou-
tine medical care. For the
transformation to take place,
doctors say three things have
to happen. Parents and doc-
tors must learn to recognize
the warning signs of stroke
and act on them; doctors must
increase their odds of making
a correct diagnosis by ordering
an MRI scan; and medical
researchers must intensify
their efforts to develop new
stroke treatments for children.
Researchers reported at an
American Heart Association
stroke meeting in February
that even when parents recog-
nize that a child might be hav-
ing a stroke, it might take doc-
tors 24 hours to make the
"A lot of children can't get
the right neurological tests
read by a person with the right
expertise until they arrive at a
specialized hospital," says
Rebecca Ichord of Children's
Hospital of Philadelphia,
where the study was conduct-
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Don't get so wrapped up in your current
endeavor that you can't see the forest for the
trees. You may be putting in a lot of thought
and man hours for something that will never
get off the ground. Lucky numbers 4, 33, 20,

Being a practical person, as you are, has
distinct advantages. When you do your home-
work and get questions answered ahead of
time, its proven to save you aggravation and
lost time down the road. Organization pays
off. Lucky numbers 30, 22, 19, 32, 1.

Communication is your strong suit. Others
are failing to comprehend all the details of the
newest development, so it is up to you to
make everything crystal clear. Enlighten the
group by filling in the blanks for them. Lucky
numbers 8, 21, 32, 44, 39, 1.
Give in to your love of the past this week
and take a trip down memory lane. Get out
the old photos, slides and scrapbooks and
carve out part of a day to reminisce leisure-
ly as you sort through slices of days gone by.
Lucky numbers 3, 23, 42, 50, 21.


Covering your eyes, as in peek-a-boo,
won't make life's troubles magically disap-
pear. All in all, your personal life is going
along smoothly. Your work life, that's the rub.
Be a grown-up; confront hassles with eyes
wide open. Lucky numbers 15, 40, 3C, 22, 7.

An inner fire, stemming from deep love
combined with extra energy, has you glow-
ing on the outside. So don't be surprised if
people comment on how radiant you look. If
only they knew! Maybe your vibes will rub
off on someone. Lucky numbers 19, 25, 4,

It's said that a recession is when a neigh-
bor loses his job and a depression is when
you lose your job. Although that is probably a
natural human emotion, try to rise above
that thinking and be more empathetic. Lucky
numbers 12, 32, 11, 5, 49.

Radical change is on the horizon. New
responsibilities will alter how you view your-
self, but the added duties will be balanced
happily with additional pleasures. At times,
adult roles demand, but do not reward. Not
so here. Lucky numbers 7, 13, 4, 55, 3, 9.

No one will catch you unprepared to trav-
el at a moment's notice. In fact, you probably
have a bag packed right now, just in case.The
next great adventure is out there some-
where and you'll make every effort not to
miss out. Lucky numbers 50, 7, 8, 15, 44.

In planning' this week's meals, keep in
mind the words of Virginia Woolf: "One can-
not love well, sleep well, think well, if one has
not dined well." Scrimp elsewhere, cater to
your culinary yearnings and contentment will
be yours. Lucky numbers 19, 22, 30, 4, 5.

The open-mindedness you practice ele-
vates you to a respected stature, according
to the wise Aristotle: "It is the mark of an
educated mind to be able to entertain a
thought without accepting it" very compli-
mentary words. Lucky numbers 2, 12, 27,
37, 7.

If you're feeling under the weather, con-
sider adding to your chicken soup a large
helping of soothing music whatever relax-
es you and transports you to a place that
brings a smile to your face and warmth to
your soul. Lucky numbers 39, 22, 10, 1, 6.

You share your birthday with Katherine
Hepburn and George Carlin. You love to
tease, are self-assured and see fresh
approaches to others' problems.

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non-profit service providers for Housing and Services as part of an applica-
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Blacks Must Control Their O'wn D)etiliy The Miami Times, May 10-16, 2006 11B

93rd Street Baptist

breaks ground on new church

By Renee M. Harrisar

May is a month of celebration for Reverend Carl Johnson, pastor of the .
93 Street Baptist Church. In addition to celebrating his thirteenth year as
leader of his congregation, the fiery pastor and his congregants rejoiced
at the groundbreaking for the new building that will be erected by this
time next year.
In his Sunday sermon, Johnson told his congregation that
"our delay was not our denial," as he preached on the mer-
its of "waiting on the Lord." Johnson said during the one and a
half year timeframe from conception to ground breaking for the
new edifice, God was working on the congregation via a 'five
H' approach.
Johnson said the five H approach included God helping, hiding,
holding, handling and honoring him and his congregation throughout
the loan and builder selection process. The father of three said in addi-
tion to helping, God was also hiding Johnson and his congregation from
their "enemies who may try to take you away from your goal." He said
God was holding them because "sometimes we move too fast and make
mistakes." Johnson said God "handled the situation" and ultimately "hon-
ored them by allowing the groundbreaking to occur.
After his sermon, Johnson, the first lady, and their family, his congrega-
tion and guests went outside to witness shovels being planted in the dirt
that will give way to a new building that will hold roughly three times the
number of his current congregation.
The new building is being constructed by Hal Martin of Pinnacle
Construction of Houston, Texas. In response to those who may wonder
..why he did not select a Black contractor, Johnson replied, "I had four
Black contractors who for a number of reasons did not work out. I start-
ed with my Black contractors first."
Johnson said some of the Black contractors could not present bond doc-
uments, some were not bondable and others put together bids that were
: : not reputable.
V "He points out that although Martin is not Black, his business partner is
Chris Carter, who is Black.
N "This loan has been on hold for three years, Wachovia has been real
kind to me."
The church has several outreach ministries, including prison, substance
abuse, teen pregnancy prevention, boys to men, mental health and col-
lege aid.
Johnson said the church's new home will be done by next May and will
seat 1200. The new building will also include a daycare, a book store
and a major conference room upstairs. The current edifice will become
the Alonzo Anderson Fellowship Hall in honor of the founder.
Johnson said the church "will be a major uplift for the whole communi-
With all the loan processing and contractor selection behind them,
Johnson is looking forward to "the manifestation of the realization of the
divine building that God got for us."
He added, "All they got to do is build the church now."
The new church, divinely, is 93 feet wide.

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2330 N.W. 93rd Street 305-836-0942




ELIZABETH PERRY, 54, clerical
secretary, died
May 5 at home.
Survivors: two
Amina Perry
Smith and Tani-
sha Miller; son,
Kenneth Per-
ry; three grand-
sons, Ashunti
Jones, Tavaris
Jackson and
Regenal Wiley; step grand-
daughter, Tacoria Smith; fa-
ther, Raymond Whisby, .Sr.;
step mother, Lillie Morris. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m. at St. Luke
Missionary Baptist Church.

J.D. NED, 73, Zion Hope Baptist
Church custodi-
an, died May 3
at Cedars
Medical Center.
vors: wife,
Juanita; sister,
L i I
lie Fluellen.
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Zion Hope Missionary Baptist

assistant for
County, died May
8 at Jackson
Hospital .
Survivors: sons,
David Eason,
Brandon Tate,
Tirrell Tate, Trent
Tate and Randel
Hicks; daughters, Patricia
Flowers, Jewel Tate and Tiffany
Storey; brother, Charles Jacobs; sis-
ter, Ruth Flowers; grandchildren,
Christopher Flowers, Corrice Flow-
ers, Crystal Flowers, Christan
Johnson and Dartrell Flowers.
Service Saturday, 2 p.m. at Jordan
Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Green Briar,
died May 4 at
Medical Center.
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Peaceful
Zion Baptist

79, rtired mail
delivery man,
died April 25 at
Cedars Medical
Center. Services
were held.

May 3 at home. Services Saturday,
2 p.m. in the chapel.

roofer, died May
3. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at
Baptist Church.

MILDRED Y. HOPE, 72, registrar,
died. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at
Westvie w
Baptist Church.

MILDRED MINGO, 72, died may
7. Arrangements are incomplete.

Carey Royal *
Hallandale, died May 5 at Broward
General Medical Center. Services
were held.

EMMANUEL DOR, 50, died at
North Shore Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete.

retired school
principal, died
April 25 at
Memoria l
Hospital West.
Services were


SOLOMIA L. MYLES, 79, private
homes caretak-
er, died May 1 at

Medical Center.

Wednesday, 11
a.m. at Alpha
Agape SDA

VALERIE NELSON, 46, account-
ant,. died May 4
at Unity Nursing
Home. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at St. Luke AME


assistant, died
May 6 at

Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Day Springs
Baptist Church.

maker, died May 3 at Parkway
Regional Medical Center. Service
Friday, 10 a.m. at First Baptist
Church of Bunche Park.

EDITH SOLOMON, 77, died May
7 at Memorial West Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.

6. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Mt. Olive
Fire Baptist
Church. Viewing
Friday, 2 p.m.-
until 9 p.m. in
the chapel.

LIZZIE HAGINS, died May 4 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Saturday, 12
p.m. at First
Baptist Church
of Bunche Park.

63, Richmond Heights, died May 2
at her residence. Services were

ANDREW FUSSELL, 98, former-
ly of Coconut Grove, died May 3.
Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at House of
God MRF Church of Miami.

ALLEN, 76, Perrine, died May 5 at
Kindred Hospital. Service Saturday,
11 a.m. at House of God Church of

Miami, died May 8 at South Miami
Hospital. Arrangements are incom-

LUCIOUS CONEY, SR., 81, died
May 5 at The
Claridge House.
Saturday, 11
a.m. in the

U.S. Postal
clerk, died May
5 at home.
Survivors: son,
mother, Inez
Rowe; brother,
Ronald; sisters,
C h y r I I
(Ralph), Priscilla
Loretta (Angelo), Christina
(Henry) and LaChan (Jas-
per). Service Saturday, 12 p.m. at
Church of God of Prophecy #1.

retired phle-
botomist, died
May 6 at
Medical Center.
Survivors: sons,
Robinson, III
and Rubinoff
Robinson; daughters,
Crystal Robinson Williams, Andrea
Robinson Brown and Cecily
Robinson-Duffie. Service Saturday,
10 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church.

died May 2.
Memorial serv-
ice Saturday, 11
a.m. at Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah
Witness, 9100
NW 2nd

died May 3.
Survivors: her
sons: Robert
Lewis Johnson
Deacon Dewitt

(Carla), Todd
Eu gene
Johnson and
John Henry
Johnson; daughters, Bernice
Johnson, Geneva Wallen (Leonel),
Laura Stene and Velma Annette
Redding (Deacon Patrick, Sr.); and
a host of other family members and
friends. Visitation Friday, 2-9 p.m.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
Second Canaan Missionary Baptist
Church, 4343 NW 17th Avenue.

died May 5. Services were held


April 25 in New
York. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at United

JOE FELTON, 65, died May 7.
S ear v i c e
Saturday, 1 p.m.
in the chapel.

ALVA HEATH, 62, died April 26.
Arrangements are incomplete.

IONA STRACHAN, 76, church
organist of Holy
Redeemer, died
May 2.
Survivors: two -
sons, Anthony
Strachan, and
Patric k
Strachan; two
grandsons, a
host of nieces,
nephews and
other relatives. Rosary service
Friday, 7 p.m. at Holy Redeemer
Catholic Church. Services Saturday
at 10 a.m. at the church.

FLORINE BAILEY, 83, retired
domestic work-
er, resident of
New Horizons
died May 4.
Survivors: son
Bobby Joe
Sanders; two
Tarshe Freeman
Lakeidra Young (James); five great-
grandchildren, Cierra', Josiah,
Thomas-Timothy, Amari, Jonah-
Nehemiah; a devoted nephew,
Lewis Cromer, a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and other rela-
tives. Service Friday, 2 p.m. at
Pentecostal Church of God.

died April 30.
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Mt.
Baptist Church.

died May 6.

Saturday, 1 p.m.
at New
Primitive Baptist

years old, died
May 7.
are incomplete.

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May 3. Service Wednesday, 1 p.m.
in the chapel.

May 2. Service Wednesday (today)
10:30 a.m. at Marantha Seventh-
Day Adventist Church.

DANE PARRIS, 20, died April
23. Services were held.

died May 2. Services were held.

ANTAWN JONES, 30, died April
29. Services were held.

died May 2. Service Saturday, 1
p.m. at New Life Fellowship

LOUIS LIPTROT, 76, died May
8. Arrangements are incomplete.

retired librarian
for Dade County
Schools for
more than thirty
years, died May
6. Survivors: two
daughters, Mary
Donate and
Pauline Clark;
grandson, John
C. Harrison Jr.;
two grand-daughters, Catina
Maxwell and Charmaine Rhodes;
two sisters, Pauline Willis and
Eldoris Haile; a host of great grands,
nieces and nephews and other rela-
tives. Service Friday, 11 a.m. at St.
Agnes Episcopal Church.

Teacher for
Dade County
Schools died
May 5.
Survivors: aunt,
Elzada L.
Dennis; two
cousins, Tyrone
Brown, James
Brown (Debra).
Service Friday
11 a.m. at Range Chapel.

school teacher,
died May 2 at
Mt. Sinai
Medical Center.
Survivors: moth-
er Clara Mae
Smith; son,
Lewis Reynolds
Blake IV.
Services were

ROBERT STOKES, 78, truck
driver, died May
5 at Northshore
Medical Center.
Survivors: wife
Mamie; children,
Robert Jr.
Ken neth
Coletha (Gerri)
Brownlee and Barbara Martin; sis-
ters Vera (Elvemra) Hatchet Liza
Cole and Sarah Robinson. Service
Saturday, 12 p.m. at Wright Funeral
Home Chapel. Interment at Dade
Memorial Park.

E.A. Stevens
JERRY NORRIS, JR., 58, 13010
NW 1st Street, Apt. 204, Pembroke
Pines, died May 3 at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

7. Survivors: her
husb and,
Costel la
Guyton; daugh-
ter, Leshia E.
Elie; sons:
Costello Jr.
(Renitha) and
Darnell Guyton;
sisters, Mary
Baskin and
Justine Mote; brother, Edward Blue;
and a host of other family members
and friends. Visitation Thursday 2-9
p.m. Service Friday, 11 a.m. at
Friendship Missionary Baptist
Church, 740 NW 58th Street.

She is survived
by her sons:
Gerald Sr. and
Edwin Windell
brothers, Robert
Jr., Leon and
Wayne Sanders;
and a host of
other family
members and
friends. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m.
Services Saturday, 1 p.m. at Mt.
Calvary Missionary Baptist Church,
1140 NW 62nd Street.

In loving memory of,
F -1 1


05/08/34 01/22/05

As I sit in this empty space,
wiping the tears rolling down my
face. I think about the laughs we
When you use to hold me with
so much care.
You were the only one that I
could count on. Could not imag-
ine one day you'll be gone. Al-
though you're not here. We'll cel-
ebrate your birthday each and
every year.
As I'm remembering mom in
her loving way. Hoping that we'll
meet again one day.
Your children, Sara, BJ,
Moose, Linda, Rose and Ronnie.

Happy Birthday


05/12/31 04/14/06

Happy Birthday, 'Jay,' we love
you so much and miss you dear-
ly. We all miss and love you.
Your entire family.

In Memoriam

aka 'JIMMY'

01/07/41 05/13/05

It has been a year since you de-
parted your earthly home. What
we will always remember, is the
way you laughed, the stories you
told, the guidance you gave ..
What we will always know is
the friendship you shared, the
sacrifices you made, the exam-
ples you set . .
What we will always feel ... is
your love.
We love you and miss you dear-
ly. Your Family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


07/18/57 05/14/02

Saturday will be four years
since you went away. It seems
like only yesterday: We think
about you everyday, you will al-
ways have a place in our hearts.
Your loving son, Gregory
Brown, Sr.; mother, Dorothy
Johnson; grandchildren,
Gregory Jr., Garius; other family
and friends.

Death Notice

ARNETT BAKER, 69, died
May 3 at Bayfront Medical Cen-
ter, St. Petersburg.
Arnett had been employed as a
skycap over 25 years with Air
Craft Service, Miami
International Airport, before
moving to St. Petersburg.
He is survived by: three sons,
Arnett Baker, III, preceded in
death, Darryl Baker, Samuel
Baker; former wife, Margie; two
granddaughters, Alecia Baker,
Houston, TX and Samantha
Baker, Miami: and a host of
nieces, nephews and friends.
Services are entrusted by Creal
Funeral Home, St Petersburg.

Hall Ferguson Hewitt

passed away on May 5 at
Aventura Hospital. She was
born October 28, 1958. She left.
behind two daughters, Angela
Cowart and Beverly Cowart,
mother, Lula Garner, brother,
Paul Garner, sister, Kienna
Sallins, niece, Robin Garner and
nephew, Denzel Garner.
Services will be held in the chap-
el Saturday 12 noon and viewing
Friday at Mitchell Funeral

Happy Birthday and
Mothers Day

Gregg L. Mason

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African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center
2166 MLK Blvd.
The Sixth Annual
Oscar Thomas
Memorial People's Art
The 6th Annual Oscar
Thomas Memorial People's
Art Exhibition features
unveiled new works by
South Florida African
World artists, special guest
artists and a special
remembrance. The exhibit
runs through May 21
(Closing Reception, please
bring flowers). Gallery
hours are Monday-Friday
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m or by
appointment. Call 305-
Calabash Visual Arts
On May 13, Miami-Dade
County Park & Recreation,
Arts & Culture Division will
sponsor the First Annual
Calabash Visual Arts

Festival, at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts
Center, in cooperation with
the Kuumba Artists
Collective of Miami, from
11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Calabash is an
indoor/outdoor visual arts
festival that will focus on
various modes, mediums,
techniques, styles and
approaches to visual
expression. One of the pri-
mary objectives says
Marshall L. Davis, manager
of the African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center, is to
have areas set up where
artists could be seen exe-
cuting their art forms.
People usually see the fin-
ished product of the artist
but rarely get a chance to
enjoy the process. The
Calabash Visual-Arts
Festival will provide
numerous opportunities to
observe visual artists cre-
ating works of arts. Several
areas will be designated to

fulfill the purpose of having
artists' work displayed,
and/or actually create and
demonstrate in their mode
of artistic expression.
Noted artist Bayunga
Kialeuka will have a large
demonstration of painting.
Other distinguished paint-
ers, sculptors and graphic
artists such as Charles
Humes, Robert McKnight,
Gene Tinnie, Ray Parris,
Darryn Ferguson and more
will be on hand to showcase
their works and provide
enlightenment regarding
their creative techniques
and processes through
panel discussions and lec-
ture demonstrations.
Various other activities are
scheduled that will support
aspiring and professional
artists. There will also be
both a silent and public
auction. Students can
actively participate through
one of the visual art compe-
titions in the poster, ban-
ner, graffiti or student art
Space is available for
craft and food vendors.
Young artists and specta-
tors will have the pleasure

of engaging in craft proj-
ects, face painting and dia-
loguing with real profes-
sional artists. An event the
entire family will enjoy. Call
The Glass Menagerie
Through May 14:
Bebop Theatre Collective
presents Tennessee
Williams' classic 'The Glass
Menagerie.' A son longs to
escape from his stifling
home where his genteel
mother worries about the
future prospects of his
lame, shy sister. Directed
by SaMi (SC2), featuring
actors Keith Wade, Stacy-
Ann Rose, Christy Francois
and Steve Lantz at the
African Heritage Cultural
Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd
Ave. Showtimes are Fridays
and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
and Sundays 3 p.m.
Admission charged. Call
305-638-6771 for your
Art of Culture in
Celebration of Haitian
Heritage Month
The month of May is
Haitian Heritage Month. As
we celebrate, the Haitian

Heritage Museum presents
Art of Culture with author
Tony Hattenback doing an
Art Talk & Book Signing
about the 'Glory Days of
Haiti' when well-known
celeberties visited the jet
set island. Go through the
true story of his life as he
saw Haiti during his 30
year stay on the island.
Sunday, May 14-19: Come
experience the Haitian cul-
ture at Barnes & Nobles in
Aventura for an entire week
as we display the Haitian
culture through books.
Friday, May 19: Meet
author Anthony
Hattenback of 'Stars Over
Haiti' and Mecca (Grimo) as
he does spoken word about
the beauty of Haiti from his
newly released CD 'Boat
People' at Barnes & Nobles
Aventura from 7-8 p.m.
Call 305-935-9198.
Old Dillard Museum
1009 N.W. 4th St.
Ft. Lauderdale
'Rhythm Suite:
Bamboo Skyladders &
Metal Dreamscapes'

Thursday, May 4:
Old Dillard Museum
presents 'Rhythm Suite:
Bamboo Skyladders &
Metal Dream-scapes.' The
exhibition features a
series of elegant bamboo
art, highly acclaimed dec-
orative pieces in a combi-
nation of mixed media and
acrylic on bamboo con-
struction and aluminum.
The collaborative works of
artists Alonzo Davis and
Kevin Cole bounces with
creativity. The colorful,
unusual and authentic art
pieces evolve around the
twenty-first century while
referring back to African
mythology and ancestry.
They are two unique lal-
ents whose strengths
complement and enhance
each other's works. The
beauty and elegance of
their artwork is the very
essence of their art and
captivates with its awe-
someness while sending
an aesthetically pleasing
visual message. The exhi-
bition runs through
August 4. Call 754-322-


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"Charmettes Salute Our Heroes" was the theme of the
Dade County chapter's annual scholarship breakfast held
at Don Shula's Hotel & Golf Club. Awards were present-
ed to Arcie D. Ewell and Shirley Gibson, Mayor of Miami
Gardens. Judy Moore, a senior at Booker T. Washington
Senior High School, was the scholarship recipient and
Minnie Mickens-Jones received the William Sutton
Humanitarian Award. President Sharon Eaddy beamed
with delight as she noted the well attended affair and a
job well done.

The Melvin D. Smith Memorial Scholarship Foundation
presented a benefit concert at Florida Memorial
University. Entertainment included the Miami
Northwestern Senior High PAVAC Players: Elaine Davis,
lyric coloratura soprano accompanied by Reed Williams
and the Florida Memorial University Gospel Choir. This
delightful treat was followed with a luncheon served in
the school's dining hall. Plaques and certificates were pre-
sented to many for services well done. Among those
receiving recognition were Darshawn Davis, a magnet
student at Micheal Krop, Lawrence Munchief and
Norbert Williams.


Hl:'TH'Tl RITIR/':
Cruising into retirement with Beth Y. Reddick was a
smooth sail of accolades for her 40 years of dedicated
service. The guests were treated to a video featuring Beth
from an adorable baby to a charming, lovely adult. The
shore excursion began with her family. Her sister,
Barbara Vancey of Silver Spring, Maryland; her niece,
Beth Pryor of Springfield, Ohio; and her nephew, Harry
P. Williams III of Pembroke Pines, shared many fond
memories. Dr. Earlean S. Smiley, Deputy
Superintendent of the Broward County Public School
System, shared a delightful story about her encounters
with both. Others who shared interesting tales about
Beth, representing Miami Norland Senior High School,
were Gale Cunningham, Carla Harris Curry and Jim
Out of town guests included Beverly McKenna of New
Orleans; Portia Scott and Fred Howard from Atlanta;
Mozell Booker from Charlotteville, Virginia; Eunice
Smithers from Hundover, Virginia; and Mattie Thonmas
and Margaret Davis from the Villages of Lady Lake.
Bringing the cruise to a close was Steffond Cone, who
did a nautical toast to the retiree. It was time for embark-
ment so Beth thanked all for attending and delighted her
guests with a Junkanoo performance.

The MRS Club that celebrated it's 50th anniversary last
year has lost four of it's oldest members in the past year:
Janice Roberson, Connie Dillard, Alice Harrison and
Harriet Hart have all joined the omega chapter.
Arthur and Edith Coverson celebrated their 60th
Wedding Anniversary on Saturday with a luncheon at
Olga's Banquet Hall in South Dade. It was also Edith's
80th birthday. Family and friends enjoyed an evening of
dining and dancing.
BH/L 'W 9 BIR I lt) t
Dorothy Hudgins entertained friends Saturday with a
birthday party for Hubby William 'Bill' Hudgins at the
country club in Pembroke Pines. Bill is a retired New York
banker and one of this areas oldest active residents at the
wonderful age of 99. Happy Birthday!
Guests were greeted and directed to their tables by
hostesses Sara Allen and Verline Lee. The affair, held at
the Hollybrook Community Country Club, started with a
reception flowing with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.
Virginia Powe gave the Invocation. The guests enjoyed a
sumptuous meal while listening to the music of Edward
Robinson and Treva Burke-Harold, singer.
A birthday cake was presented to Bill as the guests sang
Happy Birthday. George Whitehead, master of cere-
monies, began the program with acknowledgment of other
family members present. They included Bill's daughter,
Jan, and her husband Tom Riley from New York and his
granddaughter, Tina, and her husband Chris Cabanillas
from California. Guests who toasted Bill included
Jimmie Roberts, Modine Brown, Garth Reeves,
Stanley Alien, Jean Crittenten, Eugene Albert, Casper
Joseph, Dick Evans and his daughter, Jan.
Bill thanked his wife, family and guests for sharing this
special day with him. Other guests in attendance includ-
ed Alice and Leon Robinson, Bee Reeves, Al and
Carmen Jackson, Aneida Brewington, Carolyn
Roberts, Charlie and Harold Potts, Cornetts and
Carlton Sparks, Tillie and Bob Cunningham, Richard
Marshall, Mary Brown Lee, Tom Taylor, Vivian
Durham, Elva Brown, Gayle and Hank Thompson,
Charles Sherrill, Jean Evans, Virginia Lewis, Jackie
Richardson, Sharon Woodruff, Judy Scavella and Greg

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Did you know there- are six
million car accidents every year
in America? Let us keep that in
mind as we drive each day to
and from the many places we
must travel.
Sugar Ray Robinson, leg-
endary boxer, became only the
second boxer (after Joe Louis)
placed on a U.S. stamp. Sugar
Ray reigned as the undefeated
world welterweight champion
from 1946 until 1951, when he
won the world middleweight
title for the first of five times.
Sugar Ray was married to
Miamian Edna Mae Holly,
granddaughter of Dr. A.P.
Holly and Lucia Edden of
Glad to hear that a study
conducted by the University of
Central Florida's Institute for
Diversity and Ethics in Sports
reported that the number of
Black athletes who received
diplomas in all NCAA Division I
sports increased 24 percent
from 1984 to 2004. There is
still room for improvement.
Dr. Roland Burroughs was
in Miami last week to attend

the funeral of his mother's life-
long friend Harriet Twine-
Making their annual trip to
their annual meeting of the
Masonic family of Masons,
Eastern Stars, Crusaders and
Heroines of Jerico were
Edward Lewis, Chauncey
Edgecombe, Walter Russell,
Lee Carter, William Hardin,
Robert Baker, Joseph Ellis,
Glenn Foster, Errol Puyol,
Thedore Hammond and
William James. Also, Vernell
Douglass, Alice S. Harrell,
Emma Oliver, Louise
Whitehead, Charlie Albury,
June Miller, Louise Brown
and Idella Lyle. Many others
were in attendance in
Jacksonville, April 21-28.
Herman and Gloria
Bannister spent last weekend
in Bainbridge, Georgia visiting
old friends.
Hearty Congratulations to
the following: Dianne Watson
Jones, who was appointed
principal of Charles D. Wyche
Elementary; Juanita Hooks,
who is retiring from the Miami-

Dade County School System:
Calester Chaney, who was
appointed assistant principal
at Cope Educational Center.
Happy wedding anniversary
to our 'Love Birds' of the week!
Lonnie and Eleanor Coleman,
April 8: Their 50th
Tallis and Reverend Doris W.
Ingraham, April 30: Their 23rd
Wane and Fair Ellen Roberts,
April 30: Their 18th
Roosevelt and Yvette E.
Meadows, May 2: Their 8th
Miamians and our Booker T.
Washington old timers are sad-
dened to hear of the demise of
Harriett Twine Hart and Arthur
Maura of Pittsburgh,
Get well wishes to all of you,
from alli of us! Dr. Edwin
Shirley, Yvonne Johnson-
Gaitor, Celestine Hepburn-
Brown, Mae Hamilton-Clear,
Henry 'Sanky' Newbold,
Cleomie Allen-Smith, Frances
Brown, Myrna Range-Lee,
Pearline Nairn, Pauline and.
Calvin McKinney, Lillian
Richardson, Victor Morley,
Bessie Styles-Smith, Inez
McKinney-Johnson, Brenda
Eaddy, Andrew 'Bo' Robinson,
Diane Culmer, Lela O'Berry,
Albert Ferguson, Ralph
McCartney and Marthenia
Congratulations to Cecily
Starr Newbold and the Newbold
Clan. Cecily won first place in
the senior high school division

for her essay, "Why I am Proud
of My Heritage." The contest was
sponsored by the African
American Committee of the Dade
Heritage Trust.
Jatavia Wanitra Lane received
her B.S. degree from FAMU on
April 30. Attending her gradua-
tion were her parents, former
Miamians now residing in Stone
Mountain, Georgia. Dr. and Mrs.
Dalvin R. Lane and their chil-
dren. Also Jatavia's grandpar-
ents George and Juanita Allen
Lane were in attendance.
Congratulations to the Allen
Priscilla Thompson, City
Clerk of the City of Miami, had
her graduate paper selected as
one of the top six papers by the
John Scott Dailey Florida
Institute of Government at
Florida State University.
Florida Agricultural and
Mechanical University held their
annual Commencement exercis-
es on April 30. Miamians who
graduated 60 years ago are
Frankie Shannon Rolle,
Georganna Johnson Bethel,
Elry Taylor Sands, Wilma Wake
Gilbert, Ruth Sands, Nancy
Sydney Dawkins, A.G.
Williams, Carrie Pittman Davis-
Meek and Hartman Gibson.
Fifty year alumni are : Roslyn J.
Bethel and Jean Carrol-Morley.
Congratulation to all of you!l
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Blacks Must Control T heir Own Destmny

Daniel and Cilla Wright cele-
brated 50 golden years of a bliss-
ful marriage that received a
stamp of approval by 300 guests
as the renewal of their vows was
performed, last Saturday, at tlhe
First Baptist Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville. Those
contributing were Reverend
Kenneth McGee. officiant:
Lawren Boykin. wedding plan-
ner: and Helyn Clark, Rodney
Smith and Charlene Curry-
Carswell, music.
James E. Lewis. the best man,
was followed by Shirley
Granville and Janice Lewis.
matrons of honor. Nicole S.
Jackson, Takoma Simmons and
Alexander Granville, the brides-
maids, were joined by grooms-
men James E. Lewis, Jr., Neville
Bain and Quayshard Bain.
Also, Jamie Lewis and
Drucilla Granville were junior
bridesmaids and Neville Bain,
Jr. was a junior groomsmen.
Lacquetta Jackson, Khadijah
Jackson, Deja Jackson,
Neviaha Bain and Sanaa'
Jackson were flower girls: James
E. Lewis, II was the ring bearer
and Erika Sasser was an usher.
You Are My Hero was sang dur-
ing the entrance of the bridal
party, followed by Order My Steps
during the entrance of the bride
and The Lord's Prayer during the
lighting of the unity candles.
After renewal of the marriage
vows, the bride and groom led the
party to the reception room inside
of the church. Stephanie Cooper
was the mistress of ceremony;
Deacon Overton Brooks did the
opening prayer; and there were

solos by A'Shonda Bivens. who
sang I Almost Lel Go, Roger
Harrell, Jr. and Deacon James
Boykin took the mic and
refreshed the memory of the
guests by informbing them
how the couple had first
met in 1956 and started
out with six dollars.
Subsequently, Daniel
was drafted into the mili-
tary and left for Riverside,
California. Cilla followed
but returned back to
Miami when Daniel
departed for Paris. PIN1
France. He served his
time and was discharged 19-
months later.
Daniel began working as a
Longshoremen, while Cilla
worked at Mercy Hospital for a
total of 61 years. Presently, they
believe in 'sevens' as they have
seven grandchildren and seven
great-grands. On top of that, they
have come from having just six
dollars to two homes, are still in
good health and have a love for
**** **
Miami Norland 2006 FHSAA
Class 6A Boys Basketball
Champions were recognized at
Douglas MacArthur Senior High
last week by The Courtesy Corps
Club. with Bettye Bacon, spon-
sor. Warren Clark, president and
Marion L. Rogers, Sr., principal.
The connection between the
championship team and The Mac
rested with Coach Lawton
Williams, III being the son of Dr.
Lawton Williams, II, retired prin-
cipal, as well as a former teacher.

Part one 0o the program includ-
el the Ibasketball team's memn-
bers being recognized al all
assembly before the student
body. All 14 players were in atten-
dance. aloi1g with assistant
Coaches Cleveland Roberts III,
Victor Vassell. Charles Harris III
and Chris Jarrel. Each of them
was given a plaque, certificate
and a momento.
Alexander Pope, 5000 Role
Models of Excellence sponsor.
presented a scholarship of $1,000
each to Role Models Rashaad
Dixon and Warren Clark.
Part two of the program includ-
ed a sumptuous meal for
the honorees anl recog-
nition ol )Dr. Richard J.
Strachan. lorimtter ESAAC
president. by Bacon,
Clark, Stacie Bacon-
Faison. Trevis and
Trevon Price and Walter
Dennis' award .
SSome of the others in
attendance were
KNEY Shanarika Gray,
Rhonda McKay,
Shantel McKay, Cambry
Noldon, Alexis Moore, Tama
Morena, Vanisha Walker,
Quatesha Wiggins, Norman
Everton, Barbara M. Fernandez,
Alfonso Garcia, Lydia Goodin,
Lela Humphrey, Desiree
Jenkins, Vivian Jerry, Connie
Lewis, Pauline Ruggin, Mrs.
Lawton Williams, Ava Williams,
Mark Willis, Yvonne Scott and
Calvin Wright.
It was reported tha. the grad-
uating seniors have not been
signed by a particular college or
university. However, Audley
Coakley, South Florida Booster
Director, will collaborate with
Strachan to get them scholar-
ships at Bethune-Cookman. The
players are Nicholas Taylor,
Denziel Rankin, Anthony
Berkley and Albert Abrahams.

Dr. Enid C. Pinkney, presi-
dent, Helen McCoy, member

and Dwight Jackson.
Richardson Funeral Home. were
the parade marshalls for the
Thirteenth annual Procession
and Commniemorative Service, last
Sunday, at the City Cemetary.
The famlilies of Calvin Marks:
Alma Lucille Johnson
Crawford: Joseph Cooper.
Black Incorporator of the City of
Miami; and Eugene A. Cole,
band member, were recognized.
Kristopher Smith, Senior
Program Officer. LISC. had the
honor of being emcee for the sec-
ond consecutive year. He was
brilliant in moving the program,
along with participants Reverend
Robert Holt, pastor, Brownsville
Church of Christ; Reverend
Jesse Martin, pastor.
Community OMBC: Elasida D.
Anders: Vickie Agustus-Fidelia.
Chief of Staff; Com. Michelle
Spence-Jones' office; The
Honorable Audrey Edmonson;
and the Arcola Lakes Singing
Angels, providing the
music that enlightened
the 900 in attendance.
Others on the program
included Becky Roper,
ED, Dade Heritage Trust;
Anita McGruder and
Helen Williams, who
presented the awards to
the winning students
who wrote on the topic, FL
"Why I Am Proud of My
Heritage" and "Taps." The bene-
diction was given by Dr. Preston
Kudos go out to winning stu-
dents Jonathan Tago, first
grade, first place, Crestview
Elementary; Conn Blount, third
grade, second place, Crestview;
Cainan Grier, second grade,
third place, Crestview; Danneal
Ford, fourth grade, third place,
Crestview; Chelsea Green. fifth
grade, second place, Henry E.S.
Reeves; Ashley Collier, fifth
grade; first place, Crestview; and
Tony O'Brien Harris, seventh
grade, first place. North Dade
The money prizes went to

BlacksCeuilyCnNewbold.eifirst lestanc. t "t

Cecily Newbold. first place. 1 th
grade. Northwestern. $500:
Nicholas Nelson-Goederr. see-
ondl place. 12th grade, N. Miami
Beach. $300: and Marrietta
Cheremond. third place. 10th
grade. Booker T. Washington.
Pinkney closed out the after-
noon by thanking everyone from
Dade Heritage Trust clown to the
Tree of Knowledge and the City of
Miami for providing (Ile tables.
chairs and P.A. System. She also
thanked Leome Culmer and
Attorney Angela Culmer for Ithe
programs; and Gwen Welters,
Eugenia Thomas, Marva
Lightbourne, Frank Pinkney,
Penny Lambeth, Gloria Green,
Dorothy W. Graham,
Wilhelmenia Jennings and Dr.
Dorothy J. Fields.

Two women who were pillars of
Miami-Dade reached their demise
last week. Overflowing
crowds filled the church-
es to pay their last
respects to Louise
'Brezetta' Gibson Dean
and Aubrey Watkins
Simms. Both women
were people's persons,
which was evident when
many organizations
ELDS grouped together to pay
tribute to them.
Brezetta was born in Miami
and her purpose in life was to
help people through her work
with organizations and to set an
example for her daughter, Lona
B. Mathis. She became involved
in the Masonic Family and
worked her way up to Worthy
Matron of the Order of the
Eastern Star; The Most Ancient
Matrons of the Heroines of
Jericho; The Heronies of Templar
Crusades, Grand Princess
Captain; Loyal Lady Ruler of
Deborah Assembly Order of the
Golden Circle; The Daughters of
Isis, Illustrious Commandress
and Deputy of the Oasis, an Elk
and a motivator.

Sims was educated at
I'Tuskegee Institute and was
taught by Dr. George
Washington Carver before com-
ing to Miami with her husband.
Robert. She was also a trailblaz-
er. an innovator. a itmaster teacher
and a dynamic parent Io Dr.
David Michael Simms. radiolo-
gist and Leah Simms. the first
Black \vonman judge in state his-
She too was a people's person
as site worked at F.C. Martin
Elementary: Ilaughll a( Jackson
Iligh: was an advisor at UM's
School of Arts: and a leader with
the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Top Ladies of Distinction.
Girlfriends and much more. Her
popularity was evident when the
Church of the Open Door was
filled to its capacity both
Thursday and Friday.
It is a truism that these two
legendary women will continue to
live in the hearts and minds of
their children, grands. great
grands and in the arenas they
established before they passed.
May God's perpetual light shine
on them eternally.

A special salute goes out to
Franklin Clark for availing him-
self in activities that are meaning-
ful and prestigious. Whenever
there is a parade featuring The
Progressive Marching Band, he is
always there watching, marching
or simply listening.
Other areas one will find him
in are St. John Baptist Church
and Beta Beta Lambda chapter of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
where he helped to win the
Chapter of The Year Award in
Memphis, Tennessee. Some of his
brothers who made the trip
included Leland Ivy, president,
Albert Dotson, Sr., Ola 0.
Aluko, David Young, Sr.,
Everett Ward, Joseph Gay,
Brian Phillip, Clifton Johnson,
Dana Moss, Sr., Marc Garcia,
Brian Phillip, Anthony Munroe
and Brodes Hartley, Jr.

The AME Church founded
Morris Brown College in
Atlanta may be on its way back
from loss of accreditation, as
former President Delores E.
Cross, 69. pleaded guilty to
embezzlement of millions of
dollars from the government
and students. Cross, aformer
New York educator, was
allowed to plead guilty to
one count of illegally
obta -ing student loans
pay $11,000 in resti-
tuti. and sentenced to
16 m, ths in jail. allow-
ing her to avoid a trial
and more than two
dozen counts and hav-
ing to pay $3.4 million -
in federally insured PO0
loans and grants. The
alumni association and the
AME Church have agreed to
assist Morris Brown in reopen-
ing this fall with 107 students;
the number it had when it
opened in 1881...
Lawrence Brownlee, a 33 old tenor, has become the
first Black to be awarded the
coveted Richard Tucker Award
which carries with it a $30,000
cash award and a March 2007
appearance at the Metropolitan
Opera and oilier engagements

Unlike President Bush,
Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice says she is not upset or
offended hearing the National
Anthem sung in Spanish. She
said people wanting to bi
Americans "is a good thing,'
Chicago Councilwoman
Madeline Haithcock said she
was dropping her proposal to
have part of a street named
after the late Black Panther
Leader Fred Hampton,
because of lack of support.
Hampton was slain during a
police raid in 1969 . F
Former teammates and i
future basketball Hall of
Famers Kobe Bryant
and Shaquille O'Neal
were celebrating as they
both, ironically, became
fathers again within the
space of six minutes.
Kobe's wife gave birth to
their second daughter, B1
Gianna. last Sunday
morning in California, while
Sl 'q and his wife had their
si. i child, also a girl, in a
Scr Florida Hospital . .
1ml Gumbel, who hosted
thi today Show for 15 years,
will ecome the play by play
an Incer for the eight final
gal o of the new NFL network
ale i with Chris Collinsworth

Stuart O. Simms. a 55 year
old Harvard trained lawyer,
who served for eight years as
the state's attorney in
Baltimore, is expected be
announced as Ihe Democratic
candidate for Lieutenant



Governor on a slate headed by
Montgomery County Executive
Douglas Duncan, in a
Democratic move to offset the
Republican candidacy of Lt.
Gov. Michael Steele running
for the US Senate. Simms is
said to be close to former
Baltimore Mayor Kurt
Lamar S. Owens, last
year's starting quarter-
back at the US Naval
Academy, will face a
court martial on rape
and other charges, the
Navy announced. A sec-
ond football player also
faces similar charges,
but was unnamed ..
?LL Retired former
Secretary of State Colin
Powell, was honored this week
at an AARP National
Leadership Conference, where
he renewed his criticism of
being made the scapegoat in
the failed search for weapons of
mass destruction in Iraq.

Several Blacks were on that
list of the world's most influen-
tial put out by Time Magazine
last week. In addition to Jay-Z
and Beyonce Knowles, the list
included Sean 'Diddy' Combs,
Oprah Winfrey, Wynton
Marsalis, Tyra Banks, Dr.
Condolezza Rice, Will Smith,
Archbishop Peter Akinola,
Pernessa Seele and Arlee
Sirleaf ...
Olympic Gold medalist Tim
Montgomery is due in court in
Manhattan on May 3rd to face
charges on his role in a bank
fraud and money laundering
scheme, cashing in stolen and
forged checks ...
Former Manhattan Beep C.
Virginia Fields is quietly mak-
ing the rounds at the
events of Latino legisla-
tors in her bid for sup-
port for the Democratic
State Senate nomina-
tion ...
A former Fields aide,
Yasmin Cornelius was
elected as the new prexy
of the Frederick E.
VKS Samuel Community
Democratic Club ...
Some political pundits are
questioning Sen. David
Paterson's campaign tactics
with a campaign with a sepa-
rate campaign team from run-
ning mate Elliot Spitzer. The
press is already making a big
deal over the difference of the
two on some of the issues...
Former Hempstead, Long
Island mayor James A. Garner,
who is one of a group of former
mayors boosting Chinese
stocks, serving as an outside
director of China Natural Gas,
Inc .
Hearings were held in Albany
on May ist on the future status

of Queens State Supreme Court
Justice Laura Blackburne . .
Football running back John
David Washington, a
Moorehouse graduate, signed a
contract with the St. Louis
Rams. Eyes will be on him as
he is the son of actor Denzel
Washington ...
New York social and commu-
nity circles are mourning the
death of Delores Grigsby

Wright following a long illness.
The mother of Kimberly and
Dale Wright Jr. Services cele-
brating her life will be held on
May 5th starting with viewing
at 5:30 p.m. and the actual
worship service at 7 p.m.
Services will be officiated by the
Reverend James E. Booker Jr.,
Senior Pastor of St. John AME
Church in Harlem . .
Entertainer Roberta Flack

will be performing at the
American Cancer Society's
$750 per dinner May 9th annu-
al fundraiser at the Pierre . .
Top names are already being
lined-up for the Apollo Legends
Hall of Fame extravaganza at
the theater June 19th with
inductees Little Richard,
Gladys Knight and the Pips,
Ella Fitzgerald, Ossie Davis &
Ruby Dee, Courtney Vance

and Angela Bassett. among
others with the list growing . .
Beloved Bronx Pastor, the
Reverend Jo-Ann Owings. was
appointed by Bishop Richard
Franklin Norris at the 184th
New York Annual Conference
on April 30th to Mt. Zion AME
Church on 116th Street and
Madison Avenue, which is the
fifth largest 'AME congregation
in Manhattan ...



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Why are schoc

systems votin

to ban sodas

Children will see their

favorite singer, actor or

basketball player drinking

the product and will run out

and want to purchase it.

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

Soda is defined as a sugary,
caloric drink that can lead to
cavities and skin problems. So
it is no surprise that in New
York City, the nation's largest
beverage distributors have
agreed to halt nearly all sales of
sodas to public schools. This
agreement was announced
Wednesday by the William J.
Clinton Foundation and will
also likely apply to many private
and parochial schools.
The companies have also
agreed to sell only water,
unsweetened juice and low-fat
milks to elementary and middle
schools. Diet sodas will be sold
only to high schools.
So how will the students take
this newfound knowledge when
they are so used to running to
the vending machines to pur-
chase one of their favorite
refreshments. They will no
longer be able to pop open a fla-
vored beverage of their choice in
The agreement should reach
an estimated 87 percent of the
public and private school drink
market. Industries like Cadbury
Schweppes PLC (CSG), Coca-
Cola Co. (KO), PepsiCo Inc.
(PEP) and the ABA have signed
on. The Alliance for a Healthier
Generation, a collaboration
between Clinton's foundation
and the American Heart
Association, helped break the
The move follows a mounting
wave of regulation by school
boards and legislators alarmed


... some believe that this will not stop students from sneak-
ing in drinks at school and sharing them at lunchtime with
friends. Soda will always be popular among each generation
as parents are more likely to purchase it in their homes ...

by reports of rising childhood
obesity. Soda has been a partic-
ular target of those fighting obe-
sity because of its caloric con-
tent and popularity among chil-
However, some believe that
this will not stop students from
sneaking in drinks at school
and sharing them at lunchtime
with friends. Soda will always
be popular among each genera-
tion as parents are more likely
to purchase it in their homes.
Parents should stop this addic-
tion at an early age by purchas-

My Perspective

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

While riding to school one
day I saw a boy crossing the
street while texting on his
cellphone. It really disturbed
me to see this because the boy
had no regard for the cars
driving around him. Really,
what could be more important
than your life?
Is it me or have more stu-
dents become addicted to tex-
ting. It happens in school, at
work, during dinner or even
walking down the street.
While you are looking down to

text, you might be missing
events flashing right before
your eyes. Students today
need to have more regard for
the situations happening in
Now don't get me wrong I'm
not saying that you should
quit texting but have consid-
eration for your teachers,
your boss and your parents. If
children today realized that
there is a time and place for
everything, then they will
realize that texting while
crossing the street is not only
stupid but deadly. Maybe set-
ting a time for texting will help

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tired of being looked over because you're still a child? Do
you ever feel that adults don't have all the answers. Well it's
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ing water and juices at home.
This way children will already
be brought up on it and won't
miss soda when it is gone.
This may prove a difficult task
as advertisers, the public rela-
tions industry and other power-
ful media moguls spend
tremendous amounts of time,
energy and money carefully cre-
ating campaigns to influence
the way teens think, behave and
For example, by using celebri-
ties to endorse their products,
soda corporations give teens the

keep you aware of what's
happening. Unless you are
texting to find out what your
science homework is and. who
are we kidding. you are defi-



Marcus Jordan, 17 yrs.
old, recent graduate of
Aukela Christian
Military Academy

Bio: Marcus is currently a
full-time student at Miami
Dade Community College. His
life's ambition is to make a
difference in the world. He
plans to graduate with a
Master's in Computer Science
and his dream is becoming a
Computer and Information
Systems Manager. "I know
that I am able to fulfill the
requirements of the job due to
my excellent leadership skills
from my military school".
Marcus graduated as the

impression that these calorie
loaded beverages are the way to
go. Children will see their
favorite singer, actor or basket-
ball player drinking the product
and will run out and want to
purchase it. Celebrity endorse-
ment is one of the most com-
mon tricks of the trade that
advertisers use to get our gener-
ation to buy into their products.
So maybe the celebrities are as
much to blame about this dis-
turbing soda trend as are the
people who create the products?
To begin decreasing this
trend, elementary schools will
now sell eight-ounce,servings, of
the 'nutritious' drinks and mid-
dle school kids will get ten-
ounce-size drinks. Whole milk
will no longer be offered to any
schools. School sales of sports
drinks, diet sodas and bottled
water have been on the rise -in
recent years, while sugary soft
drink purchases by students
have been falling, according to
an ABA report released on
December. But regular soda,
averaging 150 calories a can, is
still the most popular drink,
accounting for 45 percent of
drinks sold in schools in 2005,
according to the report.
The companies will work to
implement the changes at 75
percent of the nation's public
schools before the 2008-2009
school year and at all public
schools a year later.
The only question is, will this
new agreement help to improve
this generation's obesity prob-
lem or will the celebrity studded
commercials continue to pre-

nitely not texting about that.
So let's take our lives more
seriously and not endanger
them just to find out who
Kelly's new boyfriend is.

salutatorian of his class. He is
a talented artist, singer,
dancer and a great believer of
helping those in need. He says
one of his challenges in life is
to test the rest of young peo-
ple in Miami to work hard at
their main goals. "Do not take
short cuts and side roads to
reach it faster, because it
never pays to rush important
things in life".

Are you sinking deeper into an ocean full of turmoil? Are you
swimming toward an unknown location? Are you fishing for
answers with unknown solutions? Are you floating towards obliv-
ion? Well I'm here to keep you afloat. With my honest and trust-
worthy advice you'll be able to get a grasp on any troubling situa-
tion sailing towards you. So e-mail me
with any unanswered questions, pressing concerns and important
information you wish to share with me.

Every week I read your Ask Jazz col-
umn. It is great. I am a 23 year old proud
mother of a one year old. His father and
I have been together for about five years.
Now for sometime I haven't been attract-
ed to him in anyway. I ended a relation-
ship before him where I just stopped
calling the dude but then I started seeing
him again and all the things we didn't
finish have come back even stronger. I
don't know what to do because I do love
my baby's father but I'm not in love with
him. I think about this other person all
the time. I even ride by his house or call
just to hear his voice on his cell phone. I
know it sounds sick but these are true
events I am going through just to see
him. I really want to be with him but my
father and mother divorced when I was
young and I barely even seen him (my
father). I don't want that for my son. I
want him to have what I never had, which
is a father figure around. I try not to
think about this dude but I do. I don't
know if it is lust or love, but I really need
some advice because I don't want to hurt
my baby's father's heart and I don't want
to leave him and hurt my son. I believe I
will be unhappy even though my son will
be with his mother and father, yet is that
fair to me? Am I being selfish to be in a

relationship where I am not happy?

I know that you are feeling guilty for
having these feelings for this other
man. You may think that this is very
wrong .and can only lead you into a
world of misery. I don't think you should
feel guilty for wanting to follow your
heart. If you are not happy then this wil
only hurt your son in the long run. At
first it will be little things like no longer,
kissing,hi. fatljer, laughing at hijjokes
or silence at the dinner table. This will
make his father uncomfortable and your
son will in return sense your reluctance
to be a family. So you see there are
always consequences for our actions.
whether they are good or bad. What
you need to do is step back from the sit-
uation. Take some time away from
everyone and think about how this deci-
sion will affect your life. After that you
will be able to, deal with whatever
choice you have made. Do not give your
baby's father doubts. Do not keep
sneaking off to see your ex. Do not let
your son sense your unhappiness. Do
take time for yourself away from the
situation. Remember that every choice
in life will start a chain of events.
Hopefully yours will lead to a chain of
happiness for you and your son.

was born on February 20, 1988 in a
small town in Barbados. She has won numerous
beauty pageants. She also performed Mariah
Carey's Hero in a school talent show. She got her
big break when one of her friends introduced her
to Evan Rodgers, a producer from New York. He
was in Barbados for vacation with his wife, who is
from Barbados. He was impressed with her talent
so he invited her to New York where she met Jay-
Z, the CEO of Def Jam. He heard her sing and he
knew that she was going to be big. He believed she
was more than a song. She was 16 when she was
signed to Def Jam. Her debut album is called
Music of the Sun, which has moved up to the top
of the charts. She is currently filming Bring It On:
All or Nothing coming out this summer.


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A sweet scent for everyone

Full Name of Business
Sweet Scents from
3290 Lucerne Way
Miramar, Florida 33025
Cell: 954-260-9348
Hm: 954-430-4282

Year Established
June 1995

Donna Simmons Bell

Number of full-
time/part-time employ-

I provide unique, long
lasting, premier fra-
grances for the home,
office and automobiles. I
also provide designer type
perfume and cologne oils
for ladies and gentleman.

Future Goals
With God's help I envision
the expansion into global
markets with the very
best choices available in
fragrance systems. My
most important personal
goal is to become as close
to God as spiritually pos-
sible enabling me to reach
the world to proclaim his
support and love for all of
us. financially physically
and emotionally.

Why did you start this
business and how has it
Fragrances have been a
long time interest of mine.
After discovering the high
prices of designer per-
fume, an alternative
appeared in the form of
pure oil. Customers are
constantly amazed at the
perfection of the aromas
and long lasting effect. I
graduated from pure oil
for the body to oils that
freshens the air. There
was a 100% increase in
my customer base. People
love their inner spaces to
be wonderfully fragrant
and inviting. I provide
those aromas.

Who does your business
best serve and why?
My products are totally
universal. Younger and
older men and women all
want the same thing,
therefore my products
have something for every-

What obstacles have you
faced in the past and
how did you overcome


My primary focus was
perfume. Many people
were hesitant to even try
them out because there
was a lack of awareness of
it's quality. When God
moved me into home fra-
grances, the entire con-
cept was embraced by 90
percent of my current
customers. With the home
fragrances, I don't even
have to open my mouth
because as soon as I walk
into a room, heads turn
due to the aroma. God
moved me into a smooth
path where I can take it

How have your past
experiences helped meet
the need of your clients?
Discovering the wants
and needs of my clients
when selling perfume was
exhausting and intrusive
into some people's per-
sonal business. Selling
perfume taught me how
to better relate and tap
into someone's personal
interest. Home fragrance
choices are much less

Where did you get the
name of your company
and does it have any sig-
nificant meaning?
When I decided to choose
a name for my company,
my focus was not on God
and I initially named it
Totally Fabulous
Fragrances. When God
entered my life in 1999,
He gave it His choice of a
name: Sweet Scents
From Heaven. Be ye
therefore followers of
God, as dear children;
And walk in love, as
Christ also hath loved us,
and hath given Himself
for us an offering and a
sacrifice to God for a
sweet smelling savour.
Ephesians: 5: 1-2. Jesus
is the sweetest experi-
ence of my life and I use
my business to glorify the
Father through Him.

Financial Empowerment tour visits Miami

By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

On May 20, the Financial
Empowerment and Literacy
tour to Miami will be hosted at
Florida Memorial University by
title sponsor Chrysler
Financial. Some of the fea-
tured guests include: Layzie,
Krayzie and Wish Bone (of
Remy Ma, Russell Simmons
and Ted Lucas, president of
Slip-N-Slide Records are
among those expected to be in
Recently, in an interview
with The Miami Times, moder-

ator of the Summit, Dr.
Ben Chavis, offered
tidbits of information
on what the Hip-Hop
F i n a n c i al
Empowerment and
Literacy symposium is
to entail.
Though Black busi-
nesses are purported
to be many and prof-
itable, attaining com-
petitive capital has CH
been relatively dismal
among Black businesses in
Miami and abroad.
Chavis said that financial
empowerment and literacy are
two of the most important

facets needed to
barometer the future
of Black communities
in America and "the
world, especially in a
city like Miami." He
mentioned that the
Summit will focus
specifically on con-
structing wealth
empowerment. He
said "some forces try
YAVIS to pit us against one
another," adding "one
empowered community doesn't
disempower another economi-
cally and financially."
Banding together as a cohe-
sive unit in Black Miami and

America is urgent to Black
communities. Clarity of vision
is needed when efforts of
reshaping community identity
is underway. Chavis said "we
should realize that in order for
Black people to move out of
poverty we have to work
The viable productivity of the
Black community is dependent
upon economic viability and
sustainability. A copy of the
Get Your Money Right work-
book can be downloaded from Chavis stressed
that understanding how the
financial system in America
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Dotson, Tribble to be honored at BCA

Albert E. Dotson, Jr., 68th
President of the Orange Bowl
Committee, and Keith R.
Tribble, outgoing Chief
Executive Officer of the OBC
for 13 years, have each been
selected to receive the 2006
Black Coaches Association
(BCA) "Images of Excellence
This prestigious award is
presented to those in the com-
munity that have demonstrat-
ed a commitment by action to
serve youth in the community.
Both Dotson and Tribble are
heavily involved in youth pro-
grams through the Orange
Bowl Committee and 100
Black Men of America and
South Florida chapters, to
name a few.

"I am sure I speak for Keith,
as well, when I say that this is
truly a special honor," said
Dotson, a partner with the
Miami law firm of Bilzin
Sumberg Baena Price &
Axelrod LLP and Chairman of
the Board of the 100 Black
Men of America. "I want to
thank Eugene Marshall (BCA
President) and Floyd Keith
(BCA Executive Director) for
considering me as an Images
of Excellence Award recipient."
"I am honored to be recog-
nized by the Black Coaches
Association as a recipient of
their annual Images of
Excellence Award," added
Tribble, newly named Athletics
Director at the University of
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Edmonson, Bradley dedicate minibus route

A new minibus route in
Brownsville is giving residents
like 72-year-old Gus Gatlan a
new lease or'life.
"It's a good service for those
who do a lot of traveling (in our
community). We needed some-
thing like this," said Gatlan, who
uses the new Brownsville
Circulator (Route 254) to get to
the Brownsville Metrorail station
and travel to other places within
the Brownsville community.
And it's to serve residents like
Gatlan that this new route was
initiated, said Everett Stewart,
president of the Brownsville
Neighborhood Civic Association.
"We wanted to get our senior
citizens to the programs we had
at the senior center (at Jefferson
Reaves Park) so the seniors
would have something to do,"
Stewart said. "But we found out
that they weren't going (to the
programs) because they had no
way of getting there."
For weeks, Stewart worked
closely with the office of Miami-
Dade County Commissioner
Audrey M. Edmonson, District 3,
as well as with Miami-Dade
Transit officials and staff, to
identify areas where this route
would best serve local residents.
"This community wanted serv-
ice that would run along its resi-
dential areas, as well as major

streets. With the (Brownsville)
Circulator, it's easier for- resi-
dents to connect with other
routes and for them to go b the
grocery store and other places
within their community. This is
especially important for the sen-

Director Roosevelt Bradley for
working closelyy with county
residents i identifying tjans-
portation leeds and creating
or improving service to meet
those needs.
Bradley said the new route

portation system and we'll
continue to carry out more
transit improvements, each
day, to meet the needs of our
transit riders," Bradley said.
The Brownsville Circulator
costs only .25 cents each way

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, District 3, is joined by other County officials and mem-
bers of the Brownsville community in the inauguration of the Brownsville Circulator.

ior citizens in the Brownsville
community," said Commissioner
Commissioner Edmonson,
and Assistant County
Manager Carlos F. Bonzon,
Ph.D., P.E., praised MDT

is part of MDT's continuing
commitment to fulfilling the
mandates of the People's
Transportation Plan (PTP).
"Miami-Dade Transit has
made tremendous progress in
improving our public trans-

and reaches such popular
destinations as the Joseph
Caleb Center, the Brownsville
Metrorail station and
Jefferson Reaves Park. This
service runs weekdays, from
about 9:20 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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PRE-BID CONFERENCE: The Miami-Dade Aviation
Department will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on May 18, 2006 at
10:30am, at Miami International Airport, Building 5A, second
floor, in the Main Conference Room of Dade Aviation
Consultants, for all interested parties. Attendance will be limited

to two (2) representatives per firm. No other Site Inspections will
be provided by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. It is the pol-
icy 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 con-
tact the MDAD Office of ADA Coordination at (305) 876-0856.


Participation Goal for of this Project is:


15 %

PROJECT NAME: MIA Tract One Apron Drainage. Grading
and Pavement Improvements


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. June 1, 2006 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, publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the
time and date specified will not be considered. The County
reserves the right to postpone or cancel the bid opening at any
time prior to the scheduled opening of bids. Bidders are invited
to be present

existing airfield pavements and drainage system. The work
includes new Portland Cement Concrete aircraft parking apron
pavement, bituminous concrete taxilane pavement, reinforced
concrete drainage pipe and associated structures, oil / water sep-
arators, ductile iron pollution control pipe, ductile iron water main,
fire hydrants, chain link fence, concrete gravity wall, earthwork,
existing pavement milling and pavement demolition, existing util-
ity demolition, painted pavement markings, phasing, mainte-
nance of airside traffic, electrical duct banks and cabling, apron
lighting systems including high mast lighting poles/foundations,
among other related work elements. The project will be multi-
phased to allow portions of the existing apron to remain function-
al during construction.

BID DOCUMENTS: The Miami-Dade Aviation Department will
make the Bid Documents available, on April 27, 2006, for
inspection by individuals by appointment only, on business days
during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the offices of BND
Engineers, Inc. 1200 NW 78 Avenue, Suite 400, Miami, Florida
33126. Interested parties are to schedule an appointment to
review the Bid Documents through Mr. Kevin Keane at (305) 599-
8495. 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, and prior to any Bid
Document review, interested parties will be required to present
current, government issued, picture identification (e.g., Driver's
License, United States Passport), documentation that they are
licensed architect, engineer, or contractor who may perform work
on or related to the MIA Tract One Apron Grading, Drainage and
Pavement Improvements project and sign a Confidentiality
Affidavit, which will be provided and notarized, certifying thatthe
company and each authorized individual agrees, that in accor-
dance with one or more of the following Florida Statutes,
281.301 331.22 and 119.071(3)(b), to maintain the informa-
tion contained in the Bid Documents as being exempt from the
provision of Florida Statute 119.07(1) and 24(a), Article I of
the State Constitution. The Confidentiality Affidavit will be signed
prior to any review of 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 documents will

The Bid- cuent6an .,bedpurchased at BND Engipers, nnc.,
1200 N.W. 78th Avenue, Suite 400, Miami, Florida 33126, Tel:
305/599-8495 (Kevin Keane) as follows:

Non-refundable Payment of $80.00 for each set of Bid
Refundable Deposit of $1,000 for each set of Bid Documents

The non-refundable payment shall be by any type of check, or
money order, only, and made payable to the Miami Dade Aviation
Department. The refundable deposit shall be by Cashier's or
Certified check or money order, only, and made payable to the
Miami Dade Aviation Department. Each representative that pur-
chases a set of the Bid Documents must present a current, gov-
ernment issued, picture identification (e.g., Driver's License,
United States Passport), documentation that they are licensed
architect, engineer, or contractor who may perform work on or
related to the MIA Tract One Apron Grading, Drainage and
Pavement Improvements project and be authorized to sign a
Confidentiality Affidavit, which will be provided and notarized, cer-
tifying that the company and each authorized individual agrees,
that in accordance with one or more of the following Florida
Statutes, 281.301 331.22 and 119.071(3)(b), to maintain the
information contained in the Bid Documents as being exempt
from the provision of Florida Statute 119.07(1) and 24(a),
Article I of the State Constitution. Deposits will be refunded to
original purchasers if documents are returned to the A/E's office
no later than five (5) days after the date of the Bid Opening.
Each interested Bidder shall, at the time of Bid Document pick-
up, furnish an address, telephone and fax numbers, and email
address for the purpose of contact during the bidding process.
A business card with all of this information will suffice.

MDAD will also make Other Project Related Documents avail-
able for inspection by interested parties on or after April 27,
2006, by appointment only, on business days during the hours
of 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the offices of the Miami-Dade
Aviation Department, Environmental Engineering Division, 4200
N.W. 36th Street, Building 5A, Miami, Florida 33159.
Interested parties are to schedule an appointment to review the
Other Project Related Documents through Dade Aviation
Consultants, Luis Lopez-Blazquez, P. E. at (305) 876-0799. 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 avail-
able. 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 status of the information
contained in the Bid Documents prior to reviewing the Other
Project Related Documents. In addition, interested parties are
advised that individuals will be monitored while reviewing the
Other Project Related Documents. Interested parties may take
notes, however, no photographs and/or copying of the exhibit will
be allowed. The Other Project Related Documents consist of:

1. Engineers Report
2. Additional Site Specific Environmental Assessment

Bidders are directed to Special Provisions 5 of this Contract that
specifies procedures for requesting construction related records
from the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.




Advertisement for DBE Goal for MIA South Terminal Dual Taxiway Construction
Project In Accordance with Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 26

No. MDAD #K150A

The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) is preparing to establish a DBE goal for
participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises for the Dual Taxi Way Construction
project at Miami International Airport for Fiscal Year 2006 (October 1, 2005 through
September 30, 2006). MDAD invites comments from minorities, small businesses,
women's and general contractor groups, community organizations, and other officials or
organizations which may have information concerning the availability of disadvantaged
and non-disadvantaged business, the effects of discrimination on opportunities for DBEs,
and what might constitute a "level playing field for participation of DBEs in MDAD
projects. A "level playing field" is defined, as the amount of participation DBE firms would
have in MDAD projects if there were no discrimination against them.
MDAD is proposing a DBE goal for participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
for MIA South Terminal Dual Taxi Way construction project of sixteen (16.0%) percent,
based on information currently available. The rationale for this goal and supporting
information may be requested from the MDAD Minority Affairs Office by calling 305-876-
7971, and will be available for public inspection at MDAD Minority Affairs office, 4200 NW
36 Street, Building 5-A, 3rd Floor, Miami, Florida 33122, Monday through Friday from
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., for 30 days from the publication of this notice. MDAD and the
U.S. Department of Transportation will accept comments on the DBE goal for 45 days
from the date of this advertisement.

City of Police
Hialeah Officer

$1,411 $2,139 Biweekly

The City of Hialeah is currently accepting applications for the position of
police officer. Minimum requirements are:

* minimum of 19 years of age
* citizen of the United States
* high school graduate or its equivalent
* of good moral character
* no felony or misdemeanor conviction involving perjury or false statement
* no dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United
* I/O Solutions or CJBAT passing test results
* valid State of Florida Driver's license
* social security card

Copies of Following Documents Must Be Attached At Time of

* I/O Solutions or CJBAT passing test results
* Driver's License
* if prior U.S. military service, original DD214 required
* if FDLE certified, original certificate required
* High School diploma or equivalent
* Social Security card
* Birth certificate
* Proof of citizenship

The City of Hialeah is an equal opportunity employer; is seeking qualified
applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or
national original; is encouraging African-Americans, as well as other
minority individuals and women to apply; does not require residency with
the City as a condition of employment.

501 Palm Avenue, 3rd Floor
(305) 883-8050 *Job Hotline: (305) 883-8057

Applications being accepted from:
May 1 May 12, 2006, 9 am to 4 pm

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

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The Community Workforce Goal for this Project is: 29 %

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 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 U.S. Department of Labor wage rates.

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 con-
struction work in the covered area, as follow:

Timetables Goal for minority Goals for female
.Participation for each Participation for
From 4/01/81 trade in Miami-Dade County each trade
Until further notice 39.5 % 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 Opportunity Construction Contract
Specifications" as set forth in the Contract Documents.

The Contractor's compliance with the Executive Order and the
regulations in 41CFR Part 60-4 shall be based on its implemen-
ta tion of the Equal Opportunity Clause, specificaffirmative action
obligations required by the specifications set forth in 41CFR 60-
4.3(a), and its efforts to meet the goals established for the geo-
graphical area where the contract resulting from this solicitation
is to be performed. The hours of minority and female employ
ment 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 mippr cities and womep eQenly
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 subcon tract in excess
of $10,000 at any tier for construction work under the Contract
resulting from this solicitation. The notification shall list the
name, address and telephone number of the subcon tractor;
employer identification number of the subcontractor; estimated
dollar amount of the subcontract; estimated starting and comple-
tion dates of the subcontract; and the geographical area in which
the contract is to be performed.

4) It is the policy of the County that Disadvantaged Business
Enterprises (DBE) as defined in 49 CFR Part 26 shall have the
maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of con-
tracts whenever the work under the contract is financed in whole
or in part with Federal funds.

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 communi-
cations regarding RFPs, RFQs or bids between 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. 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 selection committees, oral communications
with the contracting officer, as published 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 meetings, public presentations made to the Board
of County Commissioners during any duly noticed public meeting
or communications in writing at any time unless specifically pro-
hibited 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 pro-
poser shall render any RFP award, RFQ award, or bid award
void able. Any person having personal 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 clarification.

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 purchaser's risk.

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Sealed bids for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment for
the following projects will be received in the Office of the Clerk of
the Board of County Commissioners, Room 17-202, Stephen P.
Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, Miami, up to 2:00 p.m., Local
Time, May 22. 2006. Bidders satisfying all requirements stated
in this Contract shall be notified to participate in the Bid Opening
activities onMav 24. 2006 at Stephan P. Clark Center, 111 N.W.
1st Street, 18th Floor, where it will be publicly opened and read
aloud by the Clerk.
PROJECT NAME: Miami-Dade County Canal and Culvert
Cleaning Projects
LOCATION: Countywide Secondary Canals
DESCRIPTION: These contracts have a budgeted amount not
to exceed $1,750,000, which will be implemented through specif-
ic work orders. Due to the time sensitive nature of this project,
all construction work must be completed within 120 calendar
days with no guarantee to the contractor as to the quantities, or
the total dollar value of money to be paid, or the amount of work
order assigned. Due to the short time frame, the County may
limit the number of contract awards to one contract per bidder,
provided that said bidder submitted the lowest, responsive, and
responsible bid and satisfy all requirements as called for in the
documents. Bidders must complete and include the "QUALIFICA-
TION AFFIDAVIT FORMS" along with the bid (to be inserted in
the second envelope). If a bidder is low on multiple-to6ntracts, the
County will assess the bidder's submittal for proof of managerial
experience, past performance of similar work and the ability to
provide the equipment and manpower needed to perform the
work on multiple work orders simultane0usly from mufl pi'& con-
tracts. -If the review is satisfactory, only thenf"tie County may
consider its option to issue multiple awards to a bidder. The
County reserves the right to add contracts or place other contrac-
tors within the same work area should the contractor fail to pro-
vide sufficient workmen and equipment to ensure timely comple-
tion of the work.
Work included under this contract consists of furnishing all super-
vision, labor, materials, equipment and tools to perform the nec-
essary restoration of degraded canal embankments along the
canal's right of way or maintenance easements, of secondary
canals in Miami-Dade County. Work may include but shall not
be limited to one or all of the following general tasks: Clearing,
grading, excavating, placement of backfill, installation of riprap
boulders and or sand cement riprap, repairs to drainage outfall
headwalls, installation of miscellaneous drainage structures, relo-
cation and or repair to existing guardrail and sodding as needed.
Additionally, other miscellaneous items have been included in the
bid forms to facilitate payment to the contractor, should those
items be needed to complete the restoration, as required by Work
Orders in accordance with the specifications contained herein.
Work Orders may be accompanied by a diagrammatic sketch, or
general details, along with the approximate effort and material
requirements. Final quantities shall be determined in the field by
the Engineer.
To answer any questions regarding this project, a Pre-Bid meet-
ing will be held on Thursday May 11, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at the
Thomas Center Building, First Floor Conference Room, 172-A
West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130. Specifications and
Contract Documents will be open to public inspection and may be
obtained from the Contracts and Specifications Group, Division of
Recovery and Mitigation (DORM), at 172-A West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33130, Thursday May 4. 2006, upon submitting a
nonrefundable charge of $50.00, in check or money order (No
cash will be accepted) payable to the Board of County Commis
sioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida for each set of docu-
General Building, General Engineering or other certified cate-
gories as applicable to Chapter 10 of the Code of Metropolitan
Dade County, or State of Florida General Contractor's License.
In accordance with Dade County Ordinance No.'s 97-52, 97-
158, and A.O.3-22, a CSBE subcontractor goal of 15% has
been established for the above-mentioned projects.
Compliance with these Ordinances is required for all con-
tractors submitting a bid for this project. See "Participation
Provisions" which are bound herein and are made part of the
Specifications and Contract Documents. In accordance
with A.O 3-37, as amended under Resolution R-1248-03,
should a work order be located within a Designated Target
Area (DTA), Community Workforce Program (CWP) goals
may apply.
Please note that the Contractor will submit two envelopes: the
first envelope containing the Schedule of Intent Affidavit (SIA)
and the Firm Qualification Affidavit Forms. The Contractor shall
also, in the second envelope, turn in the complete bid package
including pricing. Both envelopes are due at the time and bid
submission date as stated in the advertisement. The envelope
with the SIA will be opened on the bid submission date, and if the
SIA is defective (see included Participations Provisions) the bid-
der may be given 48 hours to rectify. At that time (48 hours
later), the approved bidders with the affirmed SIA's will have their
project pricing envelopes opened and prices read aloud. In
order to allow time for the CSBE Subcontractor participation pres-

entation and the review of said presentation, no contractor may
withdraw his bid for a period of up to one hundred twenty (120)
calendar days after the bid opening. Disregard anything to the
contrary within these Contract Documents. Bidders satisfying all
requirements stated in this Contract shall be notified to participate
in the Bid Opening activities at the Stephan P. Clark Center, 111
N.W. 1st Street, 18th Floor, where it will be publicly opened and
read aloud by the Clerk.
All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope or container
bearing on the outside the name of the Bidder, his address, the
number of the project for which the bid is submitted, and the date
of opening. Bids will be opened promptly at the submittal dead-
line. Bids received after the first bid envelope or container has
been opened will not be considered. The Contractor may bid on
one or more contracts, however, a separate bid form and bid
bond must be submitted for each contract. The County shall
award a contract (or contracts) to the lowest responsive and
responsible bidder meeting all requirements. Each bid must be
accompanied by a certified check or an acceptable bid bond in
the amount not less than five (5%) of the budgeted amount, as a
guarantee that the bidder, if notified of the contract award, shall
within five (5) working days, shall enter into a written contract with
the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County,
Florida in accordance with the accepted bid, and provide a
Performance and Payment Bond for 100% of the Contract Award.
Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade County Code, as
amended, a "Cone of Silence" is imposed upon each RFP, RFQ
or bid after its advertisement and terminating at the time the
County Manager issues a written recommendation to the Board
on County Commissioners. The Cone of Silence prohibits any
communication regarding RFPs, RFQ,s or bids between,
among others:
* Potential vendors, service providers, lobbyists or consultants
and the County's professional staff including, but not limited to,
the County Manager and the County Manager's staff, the Mayor,
County Commissioners or their respective staffs;
* The Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs
and the County's professional staff including, but no limited to,
the County Manager the County Manager's staff;
* Potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or con-
sultants, any member of the County's professional staff, the
Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs and any
member of the respective selection committee.
The provisions do not apply to, among other communications:
* Oral communications with the staff of the Vendor Information
Center, the responsible Procurement Agent or Contracting
Officer, provided the communication is limited strictly to matters
or process or procedure already contained in the solicitation doc-
* The provisions of the Cone of Silence do not apply to oral com-
munications at the proposal or pre-bid conferences, oral presen-
tations before selection committees, contract negotiation during
any duly noticed public meeting, public presentations made to the
Board of County-Commissioners during any duly noticed public
meeting or Board of County Commissioners unless specifically
prohibited by the applicable RFP, RFQ or bid documents.
Proposers or bidders must file a copy of any written communica-
tions with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available
to any person upon request. The County shall respond in writ-
ing and file a copy with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be
made available to any person upon request. Written communi-
cations may be in the form of e-mail, with a copy to the Clerk of
the Board at mailto:CLERKBCC(dmiamidade.aov.
In addition to any penalties provided by law, violation of the Cone
of Silence by any proposer or bidder shall render any RFP award,
RFQ award or bid award voidable. Any person having personal
knowledge of violation of these provisions shall report such viola-
tion to the State Attorney and/or may file a complaint with Ethics
Commission. Proposers or bidders should reference Section 2-
11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade County Code for further clarification.
This language is only summary of the key provisions of the Cone
of Silence. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative
Order 3-27 for a complete and thorough description of the Cone
of Silence. Ordinance No. 91-142, Family Leave Ordinance;
Ordinance No. 92-15, Drug-Free Workplace Ordinance;
Ordinance No. 93-129, Contractor Debarment Ordinance;
Ordinances Nos. 94-166 and 96-26 Local Preference
Ordinances; Ordinances Nos. 97-35 and 97-104 Fair
Subcontracting Practices; Resolution No. R-702-98 (Repeals
and supersedes Resolutions Nos. R-1206-97 and R-366-97)
Welfare To Work Initiative; and Ordinance No. 98-30, County
Contractors Employment and Procurement Practices; are refer-
enced for this contract document. To request a copy of any ordi-
nance, resolution and/or administrative order cited in this Bid
Solicitation, the Bidder must contact the Clerk of the Board at
(305) 375-5126.
The County reserves the right to waive any informalities in, or to
reject any or all bids. Bids from any person, firm or corporation
in default upon any agreement with the County will be rejected.
No Bidder may withdraw his bid within one hundred twenty (120)
days after date set for the opening thereof.



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Southeast Overtown/Park West and Omni Redevelopment Agencies (CRA)
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works and the opportunities available through
that system is direly needed in the Black
and Latino communities.
Chavis tells of 'good news' on the Summit.
He said that Miami is the "key hub of Hip-
Hop right now, in [terms of] music, fashion
and advertising." The return of the entrepre-
neurial spirit is said to be abound. New
businesses are being created through Hip
Hop, "some 180 careers are connected to it,"
Chavis continued.
Chavis says that he loves coming to
Miami. His visions for Overtown and Liberty
City continue to expand with each arrival.
He said that "we must do for self . we
must demyth these stereotypes that we are
not empowered." He said that he sees the
genius here.
In addition to financial empowerment and
literacy, Chavis makes mention of the need
to be cautious while "driving, walking -
breathing while Black!"
America's pie is big enough for all to eat
from, according to Chavis, "South Florida is
a multibillion dollar geographical region."
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Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of bids, which can
be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management (DPM),
from our Website: www.miamidade.aov/dDm. Vendors may choose to
download the bid package(s), free of charge, from our Website under
"Solicitations Online." Internet access is available at all branches of the
Miami-Dade Public Library. It is recommended that vendors visit our
Website on a weekly basis to view newly posted solicitations, addendums,
revised bid opening dates and other information that may be subject to

Interested parties may also visit or call:

Miami-Dade County
Department of Procurement Management
Vendor Assistance Unit
111 NW 1st Street, 13th floor,
Miami, FL 33128
Phone Number: 305-375-5773

There is a nominal non-refundable fee for each bid package and an addi-
tional $5.00 handling charge for those vendors wishing to receive a paper
copy of the bid package through the United States Postal Service.


Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her office
located at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida 33133 for the

PHASE 29, B-43114A"

Scope of Work: The project includes the removal of deteriorated, damaged,
or unsafe concrete and brick sidewalks and construction of new concrete
and brick sidewalks and handicap ramps for the City's ADA program
upgrade and replacement and repair of concrete curbs and curbs and gut-
ters. The proposed improvement is located citywide. The work will also
include miscellaneous asphalt pavement locations including sawcutting,
removal and disposing of pavement materials, compacting the existing lime-
rock base, placement and compacting of type S-lll AC, and reinstallation of
water meter boxes or similar utility structures located in the sidewalk area,
2-ft of asphalt pavement restoration, and trimming and removal of tree
roots, as necessary, in order to prevent future damage to the new concrete
and brick sidewalk, driveway or access ramps, concrete curb and gutter.

Minimum Requirements: Prospective Bidder shall hold a current certified
license as a General Contractor from the State of Florida or a Miami-Dade
County Business Occupational License in the appropriate trade (Paving /
Concrete Specialty). Proof of experience for the work may be required for
three (3) separate projects of similar size, scope, and complexity, support-
ed by reference within the past three (3) years. The city encourages to
meet the M/WBE 30% goal by combining any of the sub-trades (con-
crete and paving) adding up to 30% of the subcontracting work.

A performance Bond is required for this project.

Receiving Date & Time: Tuesday May 30, 2006 at 10:00 AM

Detailed specifications for this bid are available upon request, after May 2,
2006, at the City of Miami, Department of Public Works, 444 S.W. 2nd
Avenue, Eight Floor, Miami, FL 33130. Telephone No. (305) 416-1200.

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The Department of Off-Street Parking of the City of Miami d/b/a Miami
Parking Authority ("MPA") is seeking proposals ("Proposals") for Janitorial
Services ("Services").

Interested firms may pick up a copy of the Request for Proposals ("RFP") to
be issued on May 4, 2006 at 190 Northeast Third Street, Miami, Florida
33132. The RFP contains detailed and specific information about the scope
of services, submission requirements and selection procedures.

One (1) original and five (5) copies of the completed and executed
Submission must be delivered to the administrative office of the Miami
Parking Authority, 190 Northeast Third Street, Miami, Florida 33132 no later
than 2:00 p.m., on or before June 8, 2006. Submissions received past such
deadline and/or submitted to any other location or office shall be deemed
not responsive and rejected. The Executive Director and/or the Board
reserves the right to accept any Submission deemed to be in the best inter-
est of Miami Parking Authority, to waive any technicalities or irregularities in
any Submission and/or reject any or all Submissions and re-advertise for
new Submissions.

This RFP is also available on our website:


Care and Custody Services for Juvenile
Services Department

Miami-Dade County, hereinafter referred to as the County, as represented
by the Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department (JSD), is solicit-
ing proposals for Care and Custody services for juvenile detainees
processed at Miami-Dade County Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) locat-
ed at 275 NW 2nd Street, Miami, FL 33128. The selected Proposer shall
provide well-trained, experienced, alert, interested and concerned Juvenile
Care and Custody Officers to provide care and custody and transportation
services to juvenile detainees.

The County anticipates awarding a contract for a three (3) year period, with
two (2) two-year options to renew, at the County's sole discretion.

Please refer to Section 1.7 of the RFP document for SBE Contract
Measures (40% SBE Subcontracting Goal). Please refer to Section 2.2 of
the RFP document for minimum qualification requirements.

The RFP solicitation package, which will be available starting May 2, 2006,
can be obtained at no cost on-line at www.miamidade.aov/dDm. The
package can also be obtained through the County's 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.

A Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference, including Site Visit, is scheduled
for May 15, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. (local time) at 275 NW 2nd Street, 3rd Floor
Training Room, Miami, FL. Attendance is mandatory. The Contracting
Officer for this RFP is Namita Uppal who can be reached at nuppal@miami- or (305) 375-1513. If you need a sign language interpreter or
materials in accessible format for this event please call DPM ADA
Coordinator at (305) 375-1530 at least five days in advance.

Deadline for submission of proposals is May 26, 2006, 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.


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Black Coaches Association honors Albert Dotson and Keith Tribble

continued from 5D

Central Florida. "I have long
been associated with the Black
Coaches Association and its
mission. Eugene (Marshall)
and Floyd (Keith) have done so
much in terms of advance-
ment of African-Americans in
the sports community that
they too should be commend-
The award will be presented

during the BCA Images of
Excellence Luncheon on
Thursday, June 1, at the
beautiful Doral Golf Resort
and Spa in Miami. The lunch-
eon event will be held in con-
junction with the 19th BCA
National Convention and
Expo. This year's convention
theme is "Empowering our
leadership with Accountability
and Action."
Approximately 300 coaches,
administrators and educators

are expected to convene for
four clays of educational ses-
sions, professional develop-
ment and networking opportu-
nities. For additional informa-
tion regarding the convention,
Dotson, who was born in
Detroit, Michigan and moved
to Miami in 1976, is a second
generation Orange Bowl
Committee member who was
first elected to the OBC in
1993. He follows in the path

of his father. Albert E. Dotson,
Sr., a senior OBC member,
who has been in the OBC since
1989 and served as the OBC's
president in 1998-99.
Among the numerous organ-
izations. Dotson volunteers
his time for are Super Bowl
XLI Host Committee (Co-
Chair), The Simon Wiesenthal
Center (Tribute Committee),
United Way of Miami-Dade
County (Trustee), Overtown
Youth Center (Chairman of

the Board of Directors),
Miami-Dade College
Foundation (Chairman, for-
mer Chair Investment
Committee) and 100 Black
Men of America (Chairman of
the Board), et al.
Tribble recently stepped
down as CEO of the Orange
Bowl Committee after serving
in the director's role for 13
years. Recently, on April 25,
the University of Central
Florida named Tribble as its

new Athletics Director, making
the Miami-native only the 11th
Black athletic director current-
ly in Division I-A. A respected
figure in the collegiate athlet-
ics, Tribble was instrumental
in securing the Orange Bowl's
membership in the elite Bowl
Championship Series and
negotiated its renewal through
2010, guaranteeing the
Committee's next National
Championship game in
January 2009.



bids for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment for the following project will be received in the Office of
the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Room 17-202, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st. Street,
Miami, up to 2:00 p.m., Local Time, Wednesday. May 31. 2006 where they will be publicly opened and read
aloud for projects that do not have an established Community Small Business Enterprise (CSBE) contract
measure. When applicable, only the names of the bids submitted will be publicly opened and read aloud for
those projects containing contract measures. Bid prices will be opened and read aloud forty-eight hours
later based on the Department of Business Developments (DBD) preliminary responsiveness review.



LOCATION: NW 74 Street from NW 107 Avenue to NW 87 Avenue

DESCRIPTION: Work under this Contract consists of furnishing all supervision, labor, materials, equipment,
tools and performing all operations necessary for roadway improvements to NW 74 Street from NW 107
Avenue (Station 152+68.75) to NW 87 Avenue (Station 258+33.38). The work consists of constructing a new
six-lane divided roadway from NW 107 Avenue to NW 87 Avenue (2.00 miles), and 0.35 miles of improvements
along NW 107 Avenue by providing a raised landscaped median, turn lanes, bike lanes, curb and gutters, side-
walks, pavement marking and signage, traffic signalization, roadway lighting and storm drainage. In addition,
the scope of work under this contract includes milling and resurfacing of a portion of NW 74 Street from Station
146+00 to Station 152+68.75.

Construction is to be divided into three phases.

Phase I shall include work on NW 74 Street from NW 107 Avenue at Station 152+68.75 Station 230+00.00
as described in the Scope of Work.

Phase II shall include work on NW 74 Street from Station 230+00.00 to NW 87 Avenue at Station 258+33.38.
Phase II will be conducted by a Contamination Assessment and Remediation (CAR) Contractor hired specifi-
cally for this type of work.

The PWD will have a CAR Contractor (working under a separate contract) qualified to perform construction
activities within the solid waste/potentially contaminated areas noted below.

Phase II shall consist of:

1. The removal and disposal of contaminated soils, and the design, fabrication and installation of temporary
retaining wall system from Station 230+00 to Station 256+00.00.

The CAR Contractor is to provide all the material, equipment and labor for the above work.

The CAR Contractor is to include the work required for the venting system if the post excavation methane lev-
els are above the regulatory levels.

2. The placement of storm drainage solidpipes and drainage structures on the south side of NW 74 Street from
Station 249+50 to Station 258+33.38. 'More specifically, the installation of drainage structures S-83, S-85, S-
87, S-89, S-90, and associated interconnecting pipe. The CAR Contractor will complete the laterals between
drainage structures S-87 and S-86, S-83 and S-82.

The CAR Contractor will temporarily cover each drainage structure following installation and backfill to sub-
grade. The general contractor is to provide and install the inlet tops, set the final grade on all structure tops
and complete the final connection to the adjoining structures. The general contractor will install the remain-
ing structures and pipes on the north side of NW 74 Street. The work during Phase II may coincide with the
work of Phase I construction.

The General Contractor is to provide for Maintenance of Traffic, drainage structures, pipe, bedding materials,
suitable fill material and any other associated materials for the proper installation of the above features.

The General Contractor will not be responsible for the Quality Assurance associated with work activities per-
formed by the CAR Contractor; however, the General Contractor is to evaluate the work completed and reports
any potential issues that may affect the function of the entire drainage system.

Before the CAR Contractor can perform the work, the General Contractor shall clear and grub the entire cor-
ridor, setup the Maintenance of Traffic (MOT), and provide survey control points for the corridor.

Phase III shall commence upon substantial completion of Phase II and shall include work on NW 74 Street
from Station 230+00.00 to NW 87 Avenue at Station 258+33.38 as described in the Scope of Work with the
exception of the placement of storm drainage pipes and structures on the south side of NW 74 Street from
Station 249+50 to Station 258+33.38 as described in Phase II.

A Pre-Bid Conference to answer any questions regarding this project will be held on Thursday. May 18. 2006
at 10:00 a.m. in the 15th floor Back Conference Room, of the Stephen P. Clark Center located at 111 N.W.
1st Street.

CATEGORIES: General Building, General Engineering, Paving Engineering or other categories as applicable
to Chapter 10 of the Code of Miami-Dade County.

Specifications and Contract Documents are open to public inspection and may be obtained from the Contracts
and Specifications Section; Public Works Department, Telephone No. (305) 375-2930 at Stephen P. Clark
Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, Suite 1510, Miami, Florida 33128-1970 upon a non-refundable deposit of $50.00
in check or money order payable to the Board of County Commis sioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida for
each set of documents.


In accordance with Dade County Ordinance No.'s 97-52 and 97-158; A.O.3-22, a 19% CSBE SUBCON-
TRACT GOAL has been established for this project. Compliance with these Ordinances is required
for all contractors submitting a bid for this project. See Appendix "A" of the CSBE Participation
Provisions which are bound herein and are made part of the Specifications and Contract Documents.

In order to allow time for the CSBE Subcontractor participation presentation and the review of said
presentation, no Contractor may withdraw his bid for a period of up to one hundred twenty (120) cal-
endar days after the bid opening. Disregard anything to the contrary within these Contract

Bidders must submit a completed Schedule of Intent Affidavit form (FORM DBD 400) to the person
or office to whom the bid was submitted on the bid submittal due date. Defective Schedule of
Intent (SOI) Affidavits that are incomplete or inaccurate upon notification by the Department of
Business Development (DBD), bidders may correct defects that exist on the SOI Affidavits within
forty-eight (48) hours after bid submission. Failure to submit the required SOI Affidavit or commit-
mer. letter at the time of bid submission shall render the bid non-responsive. Examples of defects
inclu ., but are not limited to improperly executed letters, the listing of an unidentifiable CSBE and
percentage miscalculations that are not mere clerical errors apparent on the face of the SOI
Affidavit. Bidders who fail to submit the SOI Affidavit shall be considered non-responsive.

Please note that the Contractor must submit two separately labeled and sealed envelopes with the
completed bid package. The first envelope (Envelope "A") will contain the above mentioned SOI
Affidavit and the second envelope (Envelope "B") will contain the bid price. Both envelopes are
due at the time and bid date specified in the advertisement. Envelope "A" will be opened on the
bid opening date and reviewed by DBD. If the SOI Affidavit contains correctible defects (See
attached CSBE Participation Provisions), the bidder will be notified by DBD and afforded forty-eight
hours to rectify any correctible deficiencies. Forty-eight hours later, DBD will notify Public Works
of those approved bidders whose SOl's Affidavits are responsive. Those deemed responsive will
have Envelope "B" opened and prices read aloud.

Community Workforce Program (CWP) (Not Applicable)

In accordance with Dade County Ordinance No. 03-01, put into force by Resolution No. R-77-03, the
Community Workforce Program has been established for this project. Compliance with this Ordinance is
required for all contractors submitting a bid for this project. See Appendix "D" within these contract docu-
ments for information and requirements regarding this program.

Bid Bond Requirements

Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check or accept able bid bond in the amount of five percent
(5%) of the proposed bid amount as guarantee that the Bidder, if awarded the Contract, will v n ten (10)
consecutive work days after being notified of the availability of the prescribed contract rrms, enter into a
written contract with the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County. Florida in accor dance
with the accepted bid, and give a Contractor's Performance and Payment bone' satis factory to the Board
of County Commission ers, Miami-Dade County, Florida, equal to one hundred (100%) percent of the con-
tract award amount.

Performance Bond Requirements

Simultaneously with the return of the executed Contract Documents, the Contractor will be required to
submit a Contractor's Performance and Payment Bond, either Cash or Surety, satisfactory to the
Board of Commissioners, Miami-Dade County Florida, equal to One Hundred (100%) percent of the
awarded amount, as security for the faithful performance of the terms and conditions stated here-
in, including but not limited to, any extended maintenance obligations.


To request a copy of any ordinance, resolution and/or administrative order cited in this bid solici-
tation, the bidder must contact the Clerk of the Board at 305-375-5126.

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 Si;ence" is imposed upon RFPs, RFQs, or bids
after advertisement and terminates at the time the County Manager issues a written recommendation t
the Board of County Commissioners. The Cone of Silence prohibits communication regarding RFPs,
RFQs, or bids between: A) potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or consultants and the
County's professional staff including, but not limited to, the County Manager and the Co.ynty Manager's
staff; B) a potential vendor, service 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 professional staff including, but not limited to, the County Manager and
the County Manager's staff; D) a potential vendor, service provider, bidder, lobbyist, or con"iltant and any
member of the selection committee therefore; E) the Mayor, County Commissioners or i esF ve
staffs and member of the selection committee therefore; F) any member of the County's professions ,,if
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 )mmuhi-
cations regarding a particular RFP, RFQ or bid for solicitation of goods or services between any pers
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 con-
tained in the corresponding solicitation document.

The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply to oral communications at pre-bid conferences, oral
presentations before selection committees, contract negotiations during any duly noticed public
meetings, public presentations made to the Board of County Commissioners during any duly
noticed public meeting, or communications in writing at any time unless specifically prohibited by
the applicable RFP, RFQ, or bid document. Bidders must file a copy of any written communica-
tions with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available to any person upon request.

Written communications may be submitted via e-mail to the Clerk of the Board at
CLERKBCC@MIAMIDADE.GOV. 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 the Cone of Silence Provisions by any pro-
poser and bidder shall render any RFP award, RFQ award, or bid award voidable. Any person having per-
sonal knowledge of a violation of the Cone of Silence provisions 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 Commissioners.
Ordinance No. 90-143, The Responsible Wages and Benefits Ordi nance, Ordinance No. 91-142, Family
Leave Ordinance, Ordi nance No. 92-15, Drug-Free Workplace Ordinance, Ordinance No. 93-129,
Contractor Debarment Ordinance, Ordinances Nos. 94-166 and 96-26 Local Prefer ence Ordinances,
Ordinances Nos. 97-35 and 97-104 Fair Subcontract ing Practices, Resolution No. R-702-98 (Repeals and
supersedes Resolutions Nos. R-1206-97 and R-366-97) Welfare to Work Initiative and Ordinance No. 98-
30, County Contractors Employment and Procure ment Practices are referenced for this contract docu-

NOTE: Ordinance 97-104 requires a bid or proposal for a County or Public Health Trust contract
involving the expenditure of $100,000.00 or more to include a listing of subcontractors and suppli-
ers who will be used on the contract. Failure to include the required listing shall render the bid or
proposal non-responsive.

The required listing must be submitted even though the bidder or proposer will not utilize subcon-
tractors or suppliers on the contract. In the latter case, the listing must expressly state no sub-
contractors or suppliers will be used on the contract.

Timely submission of a properly completed and signed "Sub-ontractor/Supplier Listing, SUB Form
100" (a copy of which is included in the specifications) constitutes compliance with the listing
requirements of the Ordinance. In order to be deemed properly completed the word "NONE"
must be entered under the appropriate heading of SUB Form 100 if no subcontractors or suppliers
will be used on the contract.

The County shall have the right but not the obligation to retain the services of an Independent
Private-Sector Inspector General (IPSIG). The requirements are set forth in the Instructions to
Prospective Contractor, Appendix "A", Paragraph 22. Also, the Contract is subject to review and
audit by the Office of the Miami-Dade County Inspector General and further information is speci-
fied in the Instructions to Prospective Contractor, Appendix "A", Paragraph 21.

All bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes bearing on the outside the name of the Bidder, his address,
the number of the project for which the bid is submitted, and the date of opening.

The County reserves the right to waive any informality in, or to reject any or all bids. Bids from any per-
son, firm or corpo ration in default upon any agreement with the County will be rejected.

Vendor applications and solicitation packages for Invitations to Bid (ITB), Request for Proposals (RFP) and
Architectural and Engineering (A&E) projects can be obtained on the 13th floor of the Stephen P. Clark
Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, in the Vendor Assistance Unit. The VIC will provide information and assis-
tance in doing business with Miami-Dade County, vendor registration and certification, and current con-
tracting opportunities countywide. Vendor Assistance staff can be reached by phone at 305-375-5773 or
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

10D The Miami Times M 6

The Miami Times. May 10-16. 2006 11D

To Place Your Ad
Call: 305-694-6225


To Fax Your Ad

Fax: 305-757-4764

Business Rentals
4801 NW 27th Avenue
Freestanding store available,
completely renovated. Air
conditioned. Roll-down
security doors. Outside
lighting.$700 per month.
$700 security deposit.
Call 305-638-3699

Office Space
Prime Golden Glades
From $260 to $475 monthly
Call 305-681-9600
Furnished Rooms
2136B N.W. 43rd Street
$550 to move in. $350 a
month. Call 305-637-9359 or
3001 NW 45th Street
Newly renovated furnish
room, air conditioning and
utilities included. $385 to
move in and $300 monthly.
Call: Lola at 786-486-7086 or
Charles at 786-287-3872
5550 N.W. 9th Avenue
Comfortable room.
$125 weekly 305-694-9405
8275 N. W. 18 Avenue
References 305-754-7776
Kitchen and bathroom ac-
Scess. $112.50 weekly Close
to 1-95 and US 1. High
school graduate, preferred
Call 954-454-6645
Air, $250 bi-weekly. $100 se-
curity deposit, 786-488-3045.
Utilies included, $600 a
month, first and last plus
$200 deposit, call Ms. John-
son at 786-663-0853.
Furnished rooms for rent. Lo-
cated near bus stop and
school. Call 786-859-2098
Nice room with privileges like
home, responsible person
preferred. Call 305-696-2451

100 N.W. 14th Street
Fully furnished, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN),
free local and nationwide
calling, property protected bylo
security camera 24 hours.
$210 weekly, $690 monthly
Call 305-751-6232
1085 NW 62nd Street
Air, stove, refrigerator, fully
furnished, $400 a month,
First, last, and one month se-
curity. Call 305-693-6583
86 Street NE 2nd Ave Area
Efficiency, References
Private entry, utilities includ-
ed, $550 monthly.
4915 N.W. 182nd Street
Call 305-621-2262 or

S Apartments
156 N.W. 62nd Street
Newly remodeled (1) two
bedrooms, one bath, central
air, alarm and tiled floors.
$825 monthly. Section 8 wel-
Call 305-757-8596
ask for Dottie
1818 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$325 a month. Free gas and
air. Call 305-331-9841
3865 N.W. 157th Street
Large two bedrooms, $1,000,
Section 8. Call 305-754-
4010 NW 13th Avenue #1
Two bedroom one bath apt.
for rent. Air conditioning, tile
floors, ceiling fans, freshly
painted, new vanity. For fur-
ther information $1600 to
move in, $800 monthly.
Please call, 305-653-0886.
48 NW 77th Street
Large one bedroom, Little
Haiti area, call 305-753-
Walking distance. from
Brownsville metrorail. Free
water, gas, security, bars,
iron gate doors, one and two
bedrooms, from $410-$485
2651 NW 50th Street.
Call 305-638-3699
5842 NW 12th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath
apartment. New carpet, new
appliances, and air condition.
$750 monthly, plus
security.Call 954-483-5374

6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$510-520 per month, one
bedrooms, $410 per month,
security bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699

One and two bedrooms.,
from $420-$495 monthly.
Free water, security bars and
iron gate doors.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street or
Call 305-638-3699

ATTN: Section 8 Tenants
1971 NW 100 Street
570 NW 30th Street
Two bedrooms available.
Call Ted 954-274-6944 or

Capital Rental Agency
1497 NW 7 Street
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-locka, Brownsville,
Apts, Duplexes, Houses
Efficiencies, One, Two
and Three bedrooms.
Many with appliances.
Same day approval.
Call for information

Eighth Street
Efficiency, one bath, $365;
One bedroom, one bath
$450, Stove, refrigerator,
air. Call or 786-236-1144

Ninth Street Apartments
One bedroom, one bath,
$450, stove, refrigerator,
air. Call 305-358-1617

One bedroom, $525 EZ-
Move in. Two bedrooms,
$675, new tile, appliances,
kitchen, security bars. 305-

On 60th Street
Apartment available in
elderly complex. $500
Appliances Included
Call 786-333-2596

1255 NW 58 Street
1256 NW 58 Terrace
Free water, gas, security
bars and iron gate doors,
$410 monthly. Two
bedrooms, $450 monthly.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699

10 N.W. 60 TERRACE
Three bedrooms one bath,
central air, tile throughout.
No Section 8. $1000
Call 954-609-5043
1130 NW 88th Street
Completely remodeled two
and three bedrooms with all
' applianceswater and central
air. Call 305-305-4665
1407 NW 51 Street
Large one bedroom with air
and appliances. HAPPA only.
Call 305-720-7067
6220 N.W. Miami Court
One bedroom, one bath, air,
newly renovated Section 8
welcome, $799 monthly plus
Call 954-742-0610
9631 N.W. 24th Avenue
Section 8 welcome, three
bedrooms, two baths, call

Two bedrooms, one bath,
first last, security. Section 8
Call 305-244-6845.
Under New
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $525 per month, $525
security deposit, $1050 total
to move in. 305-448-4225 or
apply at: 3737 Charles Ter-
191st Street NW 35th Ave
Four bedrooms, Section 8
welcome. Call 305-754-7776.
479 N.W. 19th Street
Four bedrooms, one and
half bath. Townhouse.
Section 8 O.K. $1300.
California Club Area
Two bedrooms, two baths,
$1200 monthly. Available
June 1. Centrally located
near parks, highways,
schools and malls. Gated
community, includes cable,
washer and dryer, walk in
closets, pool, golf course and
reserved parking. For more
information call
Keisha 786-290-1943
Three bedroom townhome,
central air, $3,150 to move
in, $1,050 monthly.
Call 305-525-3540
Pembroke Pines/St. An-
drews Two bedrooms, two
baths, $1500 a month. De-
nise 305-732-9875 or 305-

1120 N.W. 105th Street
Two bedrooms one bath.
$1100 monthly. Section 8
welcome.First last and se-
curity.Call Martha 786-389-

1321 N.W 111th St
Four bedrooms, one bath,
$1200 a month, call 305-759-
6418. House will not pass in-
spection for Section 8.

1345 N.W. 182 Street
Four bedrooms two baths,
central air, $1450 monthly.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-502-1377
15850 N.W. 38th Place
Large three bedrooms,
$1300, Section 8.
Call 305-754-5100.

1720 N.W. 180 Terrace
Large four bedrooms two
baths. Section 8 welcome.
Call Tony 305-934-1171
1771 N.W. 64 STREET
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air $1300 monthly
plus security. Section 8 OK
Call Marcia 305-490-9284
18815 NW 23rd Avenue
Four bedrooms, two baths,
new tile and carpet, central
air, $1600 monthly, No Sec-
tion 8. Call 954-802-3976
2334 N.W. 152nd Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
newly constructed, bars,
near schools and bus stops.
$1550 monthly. First last
and security. Section 8 OK.
Call 786-399-8557

280 N.W. 59th Street
Two bedrooms,, one bath,
iron fence, inside parking,
central air, security deposit,
$1200, $900 per month,
$2100 to move in.
Call 954-448-5020
2941 N.W. 195 Street
19606 N.W. 31 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
tile throughout, security
bars, central air. Section 8
Call 954-478-6858
5500 N.W. 4th Avenue
Four bedrooms, two bath
with large yard. $1475 or
best offer. Section 8 okay.
Call John at 305-986-6609
after 1 p.m.
6935 N.W. 6th Court
Two bedrooms, one bath, in-
cludes all appliances plus
central air and security bars.
$900 monthly. Section 8 Wel-
come! Call 305-621-5301
180 NW 53rd Street
(under construction, will be
ready by the first of June.)
Over 1200 square feet. Four
bedrooms, two baths, $1500
monthly, first and security
with Section 8. First last and
security without Section 8.
Go look first before you call,
Nice three and four
bedrooms available. Section
8 and HOPWA program
welcome.Call 305-624-0451.
Three bedrooms, one bath
home. Corner lot with large,
fenced yard. Freshly painted,
new windows, tile, and car-
peted bedrooms. Section 8
welcome. $1300 monthly.
Call Francis, 305-479-3221.
Lovely three bedrooms, three
baths, central air, washer
and dryer, $1300 a month,
Hialeah and City of Miami
Section 8 welcome.
Call 954-966-3536

Buy a four bedrooms, two
baths, $43,000! Foreclosures!
For listings 800-749-8168
Section 8 Welcome!
Six bedrooms, three baths,
central air, and appliances
family, dinning and laundry
room. Big yard.
Call 305-654-7262 or
Rolling Oaks Area
Four bedrooms, three baths,
first, last and security, to
move in Call 786-285-6488.
Behind in your rent 24 hour
notice? Behind in your
mortgage? Call Kathy:

$ CASH $
or Vacant Lots in 24 hours
Call Dave 305-301-2112

Attention home
seekers/homeowners, lease
option available from home
business. Foreclosure rein-
statement, 1-800-242-0363
ext. 3644.
If you thinking of moving
to Atlanta, GA and need to
buy a house?
Call Dawnel, 678-471-6527
Independent Realty Co.

2000 N.W. 119 Street
Pretty! Two bedroom two
baths, lake front and gate,
condo with balcony.
$200,000.Brown Realty and
Investment, Corp. 305-685-


Four bedrooms, two baths..
Must Sell! Only $43,000!
800-749-8168 xD040

259 S.W. 132 Place
Four bedrooms two baths
central air, den, florida room,
large lot, fully remoldeled.
$285,000. Call 786-554-9488
1745 NW 122 Street
"Awesome" Four bedrooms,
three and one half bath. Two
big master bedrooms and big
Florida room, kitchen, tiled
floors, and superior decora-
tions, $355,000.
Brown Realty Inv. Corp.
18470 N.W. 52nd Avenue
Guarded gated entrance.
Three bedrooms, two baths,
two story. New marble baths
and more. Try $4900 down
and $1395 monthly (good
credit required for new bank
loan). $299K. NDI Realtors:
192 Street and 39 Ave NW
Four bedrooms, one bath
(could be two baths), den,
central air, immaculate condi-
tion. Try $5900 down and
$1495 monthly (good credit
requried for new bank loan).
$315K. NDI Realtors:
3279 N.W. 51st Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air. New paint. Quiet
area. Try $1900 down and
$975 monthly (good credit
quired for new bank loan).
$189K. NDI Realtors
5725 Mayo Street
Fantastic three bedroom one
bath with patio and huge
third bedroom, Hollywood
area. $249,900
Brown Reality and
Investment, Corp.
846 N.W. 114th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
new paint, new carpet and
more. Try $1900 down and
$975 monthly (good credit
required for new bank loan).
$189K. NDI Realtors:
Renovated two bedrooms,
one bath, move in condition,
seller may pay closing costs,
please call 305-608-6975.
All Areas bf Dade,
Hundreds to Choose
Easy to Qualify.
FREE LIST. Call now!
Larry Albert 305-255-9040
Three bedrooms, one bath
with carport, new everything.
Ready Now.
Call RCH Realty
Four bedrooms, Only
$43,000. For listings:
800-749-8168 xD046

Barber stylist, new shop, ten
305-625-6593 or

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Office and Home Cleaning
Nite owl Cleaning Services quotes 786-273-

Chevy's from $5001
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167 xK020
$700 OBO! MUST SELL! For
listings 800-749-8167 xK035
HONDA'S from $5001
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167 xK023

MANAGER needed. Must
be high school graduate,
computer literate and have
two years of experience in
apartment business. Good
benefits. Nice working
environment. Reply: apt-

Maintenance Person
Must have valid FL driver's
license, office detail clean-
ing experience, and de-
pendable. Knowledge of
industrial lawn mower and
yard work. Apply in person.
Slr" :ftl'lhii eiiiirs
900 NW 54 Street
See Mr. Saunders

With experience and bilin-
gual preferred. Call 305-
757-1081 or 786-285-9458

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Roofer, Delivery Driver
Call 305-751-3381

Route Drivers

Make Up To $10 an Hour
Plus gas mileage
For a 1/2 days work

We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail

You must be available
between the hrs., of 8 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle
and current Driver License.

Applications are received
Thursday and Friday
900 NW 54th Street

Experienced and dependa-
ble to teach 2 and 3 years
old in private child care
Call 305-836-1178.

23 people needed NOW.
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Security Training Class D
$54 Renewal $44.
Placement assistance.
Call 305-681-6414.

With air and kitchen. Seats
75. Call 305-687-1218.

Zoned for 30 children.
Call 305-687-1218


Up to $5,000.00 will be paid at
our sole discretion for infor-
mation leading to the arrest
and conviction of the person
responsible for the attempted
armed robbery of the
which took place at 3737
Charles Terrace, Coconut
Grove, Florida, on April 28,



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Blacks remain jobless for many reasons

continued from 9D

that workers have access to a
car. But too many poor workers
are unable to afford automo-
biles. Thus, they are unable to
reach these jobs."
Wilson cites the incarceration
rates of Black men as a major
impediment to their efforts to
secure gainful and meaningful
employment. He calls the cur-
rent laws on child support a
"labor tax" that undermines the
desire of Black men to become
a part of the regular job mar-
"Thirty percent of African-
American males between the
ages of 16 and 34 are ex-
offenders," says Wilson. "That
does not bode well for employ-
ment prospects, particularly for
a worker who starts out being
discriminated against because
of his race and who then has
his issues compounded by a
criminal record.
"In many casess, incarcerat-
ed African-American men have
child support obligations," says
Wilson. "While these men are
imprisoned, the support accu-
mulates. Under the current
provisions of the court, 36 per-
cent of your income can be gar-
nished for support and the
courts have been granted the
authority to take up to 66 per-
cent of your income toward

"These excessive amounts
force many men to seek
employment in the under-
ground or criminal job market,
thus setting in motion a vicious
cycle of criminality."
Cornel West, professor at
Princeton University and a
noted activist, theologian and
writer, talked about the paucity
of educational opportunities as
a pivotal issue in Black poverty.
Speaking at the University of
Pennsylvania, West highlighted
the dilemma.
"The price of an education
disenfranchises people," says
West. "The average young per-
son graduating from this uni-
versity is going to be almost a
quarter-million dollars in debt.
Most Black families cannot
afford that kind of money."
A. Bruce Crawley, president
of the African American
Chamber of Commerce of
Philadelphia, concurs.
"The average college tuition is
somewhere around $30,000
per year," says Crawley. "When
people come from marginalized
communities, they cannot
afford a college education."
For Black youth, the jobless-
ness issue is even more pro-
found. According to a study
commissioned by the National
Conference of Mayors in 2003,
overall youth unemployment
stood at around 19 percent. For

Black teens, the rate is an
astonishing 45 percent.
In a study on discrimination
conducted by Devah Pager, a
professor of sociology at
Princeton University, job dis-
crimination is rampant, partic-
ularly in the market for low-
skilled labor.
According to Pager's random
sampling, perceptions on race
influence the attitude of most
Whites, many of which make
hiring decisions.
"Our study showed that one-
third of White people believe
discrimination explains why
Blacks do worse in jobs, income
and housing," says Pager," but
an overwhelming majority
believe that the problem con-
fronting African-Americans
centers around a lack of moti-
Pager says that even though
the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission
enforces equality in the work-
place, discrimination is still dif-
ficult to prove.
"It is extremely hard to isolate
the affects of racism," she says,
"because rarely is it demon-
strated explicitly.
"However, so pervasive is the
negative perceptions of African
Americans that, in our study,
we found that low-skilled White
felons looking for work do bet-
ter than Blacks with no crimi-
nal record by 3 percent."

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

12D The Miami Times M 6


The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County
Code and Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional engineering services will be required
for strategic airport planning services for the County's system of public use airports under the Miami
Dade Aviation Department.

The selected prime is the only team member required to demonstrate experience in the below listed
area. Information regarding the experience and qualifications, for this area, must be included in
Sections F of OCI Form 1, as indicated in Section 2.1(2).
(1) The prime firm must be an aviation planning consulting firm having extensive and verifiable
experience, within the past ten (10) years from the submittal date, in providing similar serv-
ices as the project prime to major international gateway airports in the United States (U.S.).
A major international gateway airport is defined as follows:
An airport which serves a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) with a population of 1.5 million
residents with service for international passengers and international cargo either as an inde-
pendent facility or as part of a commercial passenger service airport. Examples of major
international gateway airports include, but are not limited to, (a) Seattle-Tacoma International
Airport, (b) San Francisco International Airport, (c) Los Angeles International Airport, (d)
McCarran International Airport, (e) Denver International Airport, (f) Phoenix Sky Harbor
International Airport, (g) George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport, (h) Dallas/Fort Worth
International Airport, (i) Chicago O'Hare International Airport, (j) Washington Dulles
International Airport, (k) John F Kennedy International Airport, (I) La Guardia Airport, (m)
Newark Liberty International Airport, (n) Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (Wold-
Chamberlain), (o) Orlando International Airport, (p) Tampa International Airport, and (q) Fort
Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

The following experience shall be demonstrated by the prime and/or a combination of prime and sub-
consultant team members by complying with all four elements below. Information regarding the expe-
rience and qualifications, for this area, must be included in Sections F and/or G of OCI Form 1,
as indicated in Section 2.1(2).

a. Successful completion of master plan studies at U.S. medium and large hub commercial
service airports within the past five (5) years, from the submittal date. MDAD prefers, but
does not mandate, that subject experience be in the post-2001period. Note that medium and
large hub airports are defined as follows:
Medium Hub Airports Those airports handling 0.25% to 1% of the country's annual passen-
ger boardings. Note that the number of passenger boardings change annually. As a result,
respondents will be responsible for providing evidence of the FAA's classification.

Large Hub Airports Those handling over 1% of the country's annual passenger boardings.
Note that the number of passenger boardings change annually. As a result, respondents will
be responsible for providing evidence of the FAA's classification.
b. Successful implementation of airport master planning and airport systems planning process
as described above.

c. Demonstration of full service aviation planning capabilities in facilities planning, environmen-
tal planning, security, and financial planning.

d. Knowledge of South Florida market demand characteristics, and factors affecting air trans-
portation demand growth and regional capacity related to commercial air and cargo service.

The above expertise must be met by a qualified individual(s) of the prime consultant's firm. The deter-
mination of the individual's qualifications and compliance with the above experience and qualifications
shall be at the sole discretion of the County.

The Competitive Selection Committee will not evaluate proposals from firms that they deter-
mined failed to meet the above experience and qualifications.

The scope of services consists of professional aviation planning services by a selected aviation plan-
ning firm to provide strategic airport master planning services for the County's system of public use air-
ports. These services shall include, but may not be limited to, master planning services in accordance
with the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) general master planning approach as prescribed in FAA
Advisory Circular 150/5070-6B, Airport Master Plans. The selected firm must be capable of adapting
this approach to ensure that the County's planning objectives are met, and to optimize the value of the
planning services rendered through this contract by developing a scope of work that is directly correlat-
ed to the County's airport planning objectives.

The estimated construction cost is $4,000,000.00, and the non-exclusive professional services agree-
ment (PSA) has an effective term of four (4) years.


1.03 Transportation Planning Aviation Systems and Airport Master Planning (PRIME)

A copy of the Notice To Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying participation provi-
sions (as applicable) may be obtained at the Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering
Unit located at 111 NW 1St Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respec-
tively for the unit is (305) 375-2036 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded elec-
tronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail
address in their vendor registration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-
line. Additionally, those pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notifi-
cation. The NTPC and accompanying documents may be obtained on line at, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."

The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Amelia M. Cordova-Jimenez who may be contacted via e-
mail at, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-2036.



A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on May 10, 2006, at 3:00 P.M. at the
Miami-Dade Aviation Department, 4200 NW 36 Street, Building 5A, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Conference
Room F, Miami, FL 33122. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOUR-
AGED to attend.

Deadline for submission of proposals is May 31, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE

This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of
the Miami-Dade County Code, as amended. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order
3-27 for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.


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