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Title: Miami Times
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Language: English
Creator: Miami times
Publisher: The Magic Printery
Place of Publication: Miami, Fla.
Publication Date: May 24, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dade -- Miami
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Honors student's death makes no sense

Honors student's death makes no sense

Parents will never see honors student graduate

By Brandyss Howard
Miami Times Writer

"I'd give out 20 cars if I could
have my son back. They
shouldn't have hated on my
son, hate on me," said Jeffrey
Johnson Sr.
Jeffrey Lamar Johnson Jr., a
17-year-old who was due to
graduate from Carol City
Senior High School later this
week, was shot and killed just
four days before the com-
mencement. According to fam-
ily members, Johnson was

scheduled to graduate summa
cum laude as he completed his
courses with a 5.2 grade point
During his sophomore year,
Johnson received one of the
highest scores on the FCAT in
the state of Florida by scoring
above 97% on both sections of
the exam. "My son was a very
bright young man who was
willing to help anyone he
could. He was loved by anyone
who knew him. I remember
him tutoring other students
for the FCAT in his bedroom

Family mourns Johnson,
pictured left to right JaNyre
Parker and Kathy Bronson
(cousins), Jeffrey Johnson Sr.
(father) and Jarrika Taylor
(sister). Jeffrey Lamar Johnson Jr.

captain of Carol City High's
basketball team during his
junior year, but quit to focus
on his academics.
The victim's family told The
Miami Times that Johnson had
been in the magnet program
since he was in the fourth
I7, grade and remained on the
honor roll throughout the
duration of his life. He had
Antwan Grace also interned at the district
Alleged shooter office of U.S. Rep. Kendrick
on numerous occa- Meek. Johnson was granted a
sions," said the vic- full Bright Futures
tim's father, Jeffrey Scholarship to St. Thomas
Johnson Sr. University where he planned to
The elder Johnson study law.
said his son was the Please turn to DEATH 6A

Black students earn 8 of 15 Silver Knights

By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern

The prestigious Silver Knight Awards
program was created by former Miami
Herald publisher John S. Knight in
1959. Of the 15 graduating seniors
awarded this year, more than half are
Black. At four a piece, males and
females are equally represented.
For the young ladies we have Charlotte
Jarrett of Michael Krop, Brittany Little of
Northwestern, Clarissa Parks of Coral
Reefs and Chynna Clayon of Turner
Charlotte Jarrett is the winner of the
Art award. She started Y 2 Express, a
program that helps children express

themselves through art, and helped ten
students from Hibiscus Elementary
School paint a mural on a cafeteria wall.
She also started her own photography
business in 2005. "At first I thought they
had the wrong girl, I was amazed when I
heard I won," she said. After graduation
Jarrett wants to attend St. Thomas
University to major in nursing and
minor in photography.
Brittany Little is the winner of the
Drama award. As a member of her
school's PAVAC Players Touring
Company, she helped put on shows for
the community. She's also been techni-
cal director for the Universal Truth
Center Community Theatre. Her awards
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18-month-old killed in drive-by shooting
On Sunday evening around 7:30 friend for church, was also wound- known as Z or Za by his family of her children. Police on the case
p.m., Miami-Dade police respond- ed and sent to Jackson Memorial's members, was said to have been are having a hard time questioning
ed to reports of shots fired at 412 Ryder Trauma Center. He remains playing outside when the shots neighbors and witnesses as there
NW 82nd Terrace. They found 18 in critical condition, rang out. His body was found next are no suspects in the shooting. If
month-old Zykarious Kenrell Witnesses claim they saw three to the rear tire of a dark car parked you have any information regard-
Cadillon lying dead in the drive- Black men inside of a brown car in the driveway. ing this case, please contact your
way. Sam Corgelas, 51, who was who drove by the house and The baby's grandmother Gina local police department or
near the location to pick up a opened fire. The baby who was Smith lives at the house with eight Crimestoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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By Terrell Clayton
Miami Times Writer

The Miami Dolphins were once
considered the focal point of
sports in the South Florida
region, what with being the only
undefeated team in professional
sports history and home of Dan
Marino. As a matter of fact,
Miami is still a football town;
however, the Miami Dolphins
have running back problems.
Too bad they can't put Dwayne
Wade in the backfield because
he's swerving his way through
defenders on the basketball
court taking the Heat all the
way to the Eastern Conference
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DJ Khaled

Local DJ releases debut album

By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

On a Wednesday night inside of the
conference room at radio station
WEDR 99.1 Jamz, all is peaceful until
DJ Khaled asks some unknown caller
on his cell phone, "Did you play the
Jeezy record?" His face tenses while
waiting for a response. Anticipation
addles his thoughts.

"Number one DJ in the world"

When Khaled speaks of his ideal Miami
"Tell me you music scene the 'Don' is humbled by a pas-
didn't play the
Jeezy," he sion for the city and the art and craft of
screams into making music that transcends far beyond
the receiver and
then hangs up. South Florida.
A downloaded
ring tone
chimes in and he answers saying you to."
"don't f***** play with me, you don't Competition and anxiety are preva-
play the Young Jeezy joint before I tell lent in his aura and disposition.

Khaled says "the competition is
crazy out here." Khaled said
attempts to bootleg his new album
are rampant. "...That Jeezy joint is
a crazy."
Before the rise of Khaled's wide-
spread notoriety, the elusive and
seemingly capricious radio per-
sonality got his start in the music
game about 13 or 14 years ago.
He said that he felt the need to set
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Miami-Dade Chamber

and Peebles join forces

By Renee M. Harris

In a move
that has power
written all over
it Black
power and
green power -
The Miami Diggs Peebles
Dade Chamber
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Black empowerment is

right to include green

The weekend was a flurry with a variety of Black
groups either hosting or planning to host initiatives
to help Blacks gain economic ground. From the Hip
Hop Financial Summit at Florida Memorial University to the
Collective Banking Group's inaugural empowerment confer-
ence, efforts to help Blacks learn how to navigate the all
important world of finances are gaining steam.
The initiatives, collectively, are aimed at Blacks in all eco-
nomic sectors, which is important. The CBG is representa-
tive of the most powerful institution in the Black communi-
ty: the church therefore touching Blacks from all walks of
life. The initiative is a smart move that includes holding
banking institutions accountable for treating Blacks fairly.
The Hip Hop Financial Summit wisely capitalized on the
popularity of the music genre and its celebrities to intro-
duce young Blacks to the importance of handling their
money well and planning for their financial future.
In a move reeking of power, The Miami Dade Chamber of
Commerce is partnering with Real Estate powerhouse R.
Donahue Peebles to share his wisdom and tricks of the
trade with other Blacks interested in getting in on the lucra-
tive real estate develop market.
The lessons coming out of all the initiatives from church-
sponsored workshops on purchasing a home to chamber-
sponsored seminars on securing million dollar real estate
deals are all about helping Blacks to realize that our money
and what we do with it determines our future.

Black on Black crime kills

us literally and figuratively

S ost will agree that Blacks killing other Blacks is a
result of the paltry value placed on Black lives.
Young Black men who do not value their own life are
far more likely to snuff out someone who looks like they do.
We see it happening every day all across the country. Its fre-
quency, unfortunately, has desensitized the Black communi-
ty. It appears that we are no longer alarmed at the death of
young Black men at the hands of their peers.
We march in protest when the police or boot camp guards
kill our boys but when they kill each other, we shrug our
shoulders helplessly. It doesn't mean that we do not ache at
the losses; we just seem to be at a loss over how to prevent
All senseless killings of young Black men hurt, but the
senseless killing of Jeffrey Johnson hurts in a different way.
Johnson had defied the odds and was on his way to making a
lot of people extremely proud.
We will never fully know what made the suspected killer pull
the trigger; however, it appears that Johnson's success at
escaping the pitfalls that snag so many Black youth may have
cost him his life.
The car competition between Johnson and the alleged killer
seems to have been an innocent display of typical adolescent
male machismo. Johnson's nonverbal declaration that his
educational achievement greatly exceeded even the best
accessorized car apparently struck a nerve.
Sadly, it is not uncommon for Black youth to downplay their
brilliance to prevent their peers from calling them 'white' or
'uppity.' It is a sick reality that many prefer to play small to
avoid the sting of such labels from their underachieving peers.
Jeffrey Johnson was determined not to play small and it cost
him his life.
The demise of Jeffrey Johnson serves as both a literal and
figurative example of how Blacks kill each other every day. We
kill each other when we discourage excellence. We curtail the
progression of our people when we hold each other back
under the guise of 'keeping it real' whether our weapon is a
gun or our tongue.

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Californian has fond memories of The Miami Times

Dear Editor,

Several days ago, I had an
- opportunity to read your news-
paper. I didn't realize it has
been almost nine years since I
read the Miami Times and
resided in the Miami area. It
was several or more years ago, I
had to return back to Miami to
S- share in the homegoing services
of my beloved grandfather. I

truly miss his presence very
much. My trip back home was
cut short due to my schedule.
In reading your newspaper, I
became homesick. I am blessed
to have family members who
are still residents in the City of
Miami. When I was a resident, I
remember picking up a Miami
Times every Thursday, because
it was the thing to do. Also, it
was the opportunity for me to

become a part of the Miami
Times staff.
Thanks to Garth, Jr. and his
father who allowed me to write
the school news for the Miami
Jackson Generals and later for
the Miami Killian Cougars.
Since then, The Miami Times
has changed . and now
includes news from New York,
Chicago, Los Angeles and other

As in the past, I still rely on
The Miami Times to bring the
news to the Black community
and other communities as well.
For over eight years, you have
been the voice through print for
the Black community.

Reverend Vincent J. Cason
Los Angeles, California

Community Relations Board not member of Non Group Coalition

Dear Editor,

On the cover of your May 10
edition of The Times, a photo-
graph was displayed of the "Non
Group Coalition" which is con-
sidering taking action during
the 2007 Super Bowl due to
perceptions of improper attacks
on local Black leaders by local

media and others. In the photo's
caption, one participant is listed
as representing the Community
Relations Board. Although Ms.
Boyce is indeed a valued mem-
ber of the CRB, the caption
implies that the CRB is a mem-
ber of the Non Group Coalition
and is supportive of the group's
position. This is not the case.

The CRB is always vigilant
and concerned with the issues
of racial disparity. However, the
CRB is a 30 member board and
all issues are discussed by the
full membership prior to any
action or endorsement being
taken. Although we support the
first amendment rights and
activism of individual CRB

New CIA Director poses threat to freedom

S Dear Editor,

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The nomination of General
Michael V. Hayden to the
post of Director of the CIA
poses a serious threat to our
freedom from domestic sur-
veillance. In addition to the
supervision of Director of
National Intelligence John

Negroponte, he is subject to a
direct order by anyone above
him in the chain of command
which goes through Secretary
Rumsfeld to President Bush.
Suppose, for example, that
any military officer in that
position were given an order
by the President to tap the
phone of John Doe, an

American citizen not having
any known ties to terrorists
of a threat to national securi-
ty. He could only refuse by
saying it was not a lawful
order and defending himself
in the court martial which
would follow.
Resigning his commission
is not the answer. This fellow

members, the implication that
Ms. Boyce was acting on behalf
of the CRB is incorrect.
Thank you for this opportuni-
ty to clarify the record on this

Joanne Harvest Koren

wants to do anything asked
of him. His appointment
would enable the President to
deal directly with the CIA and
do anything he wanted, all in
the name of national securi-

Samuel B. Davis, Jr.
Hampton, Virginia

Jeffrey Taylor's death is unacceptable

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The unfathomable grief now
being experienced by his proud
father and loving sister will
begin to descend over the
whole Miami Carol City High
School family tomorrow.
Another member of the Class of
2006 has died violently.
This time we lost Jeffrey
Taylor. As his Honors American

teacher this school year, I can
testify to this young man's bril-
liance, his diligence,, his pro-
found goodness. Jeffrey
Taylor's potential knew no
horizon. He had won a full
scholarship to St. Thomas
This must stop NOW! We
adults are fully responsible for
the world these children are

living in and dying in. The more
power and influence you wield
in this world, the more respon-
sible you are. These are chil-
dren who are being told that
they are worthless, told their
lives are cheap and easily
thrown away, told that materi-
al things are the gods they
should pursue if they want
It is not their parents that

are misleading the children.
They are nearly as powerless as
their sons and daughters. The
message comes from a much
more powerful source. Men in
high places who control the
schools, the media, the culture
and the economy.

Coach Paul Moore
Jeffrey Taylor's Teacher
Miami Carol City High School

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Before comedy seem to require
"cuss words" and talking about
another person's ethnic or phys-
ical traits to get a laugh, the
Caucasian comedy team Abbott
and Costello had a skit that is
still funny, but showed how one
can be confused by words of
explanation. Our political arena
sometimes does the same to us,
particularly doing "the campaign
season." What we will do during
the next few months of this cam-
paign year is to "unconfused"
our readers by clarifying the who

and what of the candidates and
issues that relate to our and the
other communities. Candidates
that say something in our com-
munity and opposing statements
in another will be exposed. We
are going on the campaign trail
for and with you, our readers.
Candidates who have voted,
acted or made statements in
their past public life that were
injurious to our community will
be exposed, but fairly given an
opportunity to explain. However,
we will examine the facts and

truth of their "explanation" and
share with you whether it is fac-
tual or "big cow manure."
Candidates will not be to come
into our community and pay "the
usual suspects" to get them
votes without having to present a
"real" case of why we should vote
for them. Should a candidate's
polling tell them they should
neglect or ignore our communi-
ty, we will suggest methods "to
get their attention."
Rather than wait for other
media or communities to devel-
op questions for us, we will for-
mulate questions that can be
presented at candidate forums
and interviews. We will act with
others to present substantive
forums in the community with
sufficient notice. Most impor-
tantly, those who ask questions
will have the researched and
documented backup to chal-
lenge candidates who either lie,
conveniently forget or who man-
ifest ignorance. (Remember
national candidates who are

ignorant have been
elected.) We will also
present candidates
with written ques-
tions that call for a
commitment to sup-
port our communi-
ty's development or
redevelopment. We
will publish those
commitments, as
reminders and stan-
dards to judge their
"public service," as
reminders to the
candidates and to BI
the community.
After the election we will period-
ically remind the successful
candidate and the community
of the commitment and promis-
es made. No longer will we feign
amnesia "in the morning light."
We will demand the same love
given us during the campaign
after the elected is sworn and
begins his/her "public service."
The beginning of this mastery
of the campaign and political

"game" is to know
"who's on first,
what's on second"
and exactly who is
in the outfield. The
date for filing for
Congress and judi-
cial candidates was
May 12th.. County
Commissioner and
Community Council
hopefuls have until
July 18th to qualify
for office, while
State Legislative
RKE and School Board
candidates must file
by July 21st. Beginning with
the congressional and judicial
lineup of candidates, we will
present to you the relevant fac-
tual backgrounds of each candi-
date, serious issues of each
campaign and questions that
involve the development our
As candidates jockey to deter-
mine where they will run, the
changing of which shows a lack

of mission to a public service,
we will present that to you.
Candidates who exploit or
appeal to the racial and ethnic
differences of our various com-
munities will be exposed by
sharing the facts with you,
whatever office they may seek;
for surely as they do it to obtain
the office, one is prone to the
same propensities while in
office. Those who commit to
running fair and unbiased cam-
paigns will be noted, as well as
those who hypocritically violate
that pledge.
If you have factual informa-
tion, please feel free to share it
with me. Beginning the next col-
umn, we will share with you
"Who's On First."
(By the way, I have the tran-
script to the "Who's On First"
skit. If you want a copy contact
me. It is still funny over 50
years later.)
To comment on this column or
to suggest topics, contact me:

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From the furor over The Da Vinci Code, you'd think World
War II was about to erupt. Dan Brown's blockbuster first
the book, now the movie has ignited a fight among many
Christians over whether it should be shunned as blasphemy
or used as a starting point to win converts. Let's take a deep
breath here. This is a work of fiction. Why not treat it like
other popular novels of historical fiction.

Most Black people seem very passive on the National
Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping program that is a
painful reminder of the governments history of secret surveil-
lance of the Black community. We learned in December that
President Bush had authorized the NSA to eavesdrop on
Americans and others inside the United States to search for
evidence on terrorist activity. This does not sound like the
privacy and freedom we deserve.
Most people are feeling sorry for the latest development in
the Lionel Tate saga. We don't know who is the blame other
than a poor, ignorant person who got caught up in as unfair
judicial system where too many people had too many axes to
grind and too many egos to satisfy. Stay tuned.
The toll of the recent Gulf hurricane continues to rise -
Louisiana raised its hurricane Katrina death toll by 281
Friday to 1577 after including more out-of-state evacuees
whose deaths were deemed related to the storm or its grucl-
ing aftermath.
Here's a much needed boost for King of Pop Michael
Jackson. The woman whose son claimed Jackson molested
him at Neverland ranch was ordered Friday to stand trial on
felony charges of welfare fraud. During the trial in Santa
Maria, the woman invoked Fifth Amendment protection
against self-incrimination on the welfare fraud issue and did
not testify about it.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and our local
officials are finally realizing that people won't come here to
work if they can't find housing they can afford. Local busi-
ness leaders named workforce housing and transportation as
the most critical issues that needed to be addressed at last
weekend's Goals Conference.

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Community issues from a Pol-Leg view
By Jimmie C. Burke

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Parks director wants all to learn to swim

By Ernest Burkeen

During his 2006 State of the
City Address on April 19, Miami
Mayor Manny Diaz Indicated
that the Department of Parks
and Recreation would launch a
new initiative by keeping its
swimming pools open year
round. That initiative involves
teaching every child, teenager,
young adult, senior and dis-
abled individual in the city of
Miami how to swim. It is a huge
task, however, one that must
take place if we are to reduce
the lives lost by drowning.
About 300 children under age
five drown yearly in residential
swimming pools nationwide.
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission estimates
that hospital emergency-room
treatment is required for anoth-
er 2,300 children under five
who were submerged in resi-
dential pools.

Boys between one and three
years old were the most likely
victims of fatal drowning and
near-fatal submersions in resi-
dential swimming pools.
The drowning of young chil-
dren in swimming pools has
another particularly insidious
feature: These are the silent
deaths. It is unlikely that
splashing or screaming will
occur to alert a parent or care-
giver that a child is in trouble.

Miami's initiative faces chal-
lenges that include mar-
shaling transportation
and resources and the
cooperation of the school
system and parents.
However, our department
is looking forward to con-
quering those challenges.
The possibilities and
opportunities are endless. BUR
South Florida is sur-
rounded by water, an ocean that
is teeming with educational
opportunities. When I was
parks director in Fort
Lauderdale, we created a Scuba
Diving Club for teens. Some of
those teens had never been to
the beach, but now they are div-
ing into water 90-feet deep, hav-
ing the experience of a lifetime.
Those teens will not need
guns or drugs to make them feel
important. They have some-
thing much more valuable and
challenging. They have a card
that reads "certified diver" and
few people in their school or
neighborhood can top that. The
scuba-diving experience will
change the lives of those young-
sters. In the end, we expect that
those teens will seek additional
experiences that will enhance
their lives while providing a role
model for others to follow.
Our department's mission is
to provide state-of-the-art park
facilities and offer leisure, edu-
cational, cultural and physical
activities to the residents and
visitors of our community.

The following steps will help
us keep our children safe.
Instruct baby-sitters
about potential pool haz-
ards for young children
and about the use of pro-
tective devices such as
door alarms and latches.
Emphasize the need for
constant supervision.
'EEN Never leave a child
unsupervised near a pool.
During social gatherings at or
near a pool, appoint a "desig-
nated watcher" to protect young
children from pool accidents.
Adults may take turns being the
"watcher." Otherwise, adults
may assume that someone else
is watching the children.
If a child is missing, check
the pool first. Seconds count in
preventing death or disability.
Go to the edge of the pool and
scan the entire pool, bottom
and surface, as well as the pool
Do not allow a child in the
pool without an adult.
Do not consider young chil-
dren to be drown-proof because
they have had swimming les-
sons or are wearing a life jacket.
Do not use flotation devices,
such as water wings, as a sub-
stitute for supervision.
Learn CPR. Baby-sitters and
other caretakers such as grand-
parents and older siblings, too,
should know CPR.
Ernest Burkeen is director of
Miami's Department of Parks
and Recreation.

In an effort to help expedite
the completion of repairs in
our community, The Miami
Times has embarked on a new
feature. 'Let's Fix Miami' will
identify broken traffic signs,
cracked sidewalks, patched up
streets, unwanted signs and
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hurricane season with your purchase of the following items:
(a) Any portable self-powered light source selling for $20 or
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(c) Any tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting selling
for $50 or less.
(d) Any ground anchor system or tie-down kit selling for $50 or
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(g) Any cell phone battery selling for $60 or less and any cell
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(h) Any non-electric food storage cooler selling for $30 or ess.
(i) Any portable generator used to provide light or communica-
tions or preserve food in theevent of a power outage selling for
$1,000 or less.
(j) Any storm shutter device selling for $200 or less. As used in
this paragraph, the term "storm shutter device" means materials
and products manufactured, rated and markett.. specifically for
the purpose of preventing window damage from storms.
(k) Any carbon monoxide detector selling for $75 or less. (I)
Any blue ice selling for $10 or less.
(m) Any single product consisting of two or more of the items
listed in paragraphs (a)-(I), or other tax-exempt items, selling for
$75 or less.
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How do you feel that Miami-Dade is considered

a Hispanic community?



"I feel like
it's a form
of discrimi-
.They send
all the
back and
the cubans
and other
spanish immigrants come over.
This is supposed to be the land
of milk and honey and it is not
because that means it is the
land of opportunity which it is
not. Our forefathers built this
country and a Black man don't
have a fighting chance. We need
a freedom of speech march
because we need to let [this
country] know we deserve the
same opportunities that they


"I don't
like it but
it's true
because the
allows them
to come in
on freewill.
That is
that we
don't have control over. The
government controls that. What
can we do? They can't deport
all of those people. It's no way
that you can reverse what's
already been done especially
with the wet foot/dry foot poli-
cy. It's something that we can't
do nothing about. You have a
lot of Cubans that want to come
to the United States."

Compiled by Terrell Clayton


Miami-Dade police are searching for a young man they
suspect shot three people in separate attacks early
Monday morning in Miami Gardens. A Miami-Dade police
spokeswoman said one man was shot in the-head and
chest, one of the victims was shot in the buttocks and
another was shot in the left arm. The two men were air-
lifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital and the woman was
taken to Parkway Regional Medical Center. By Monday
evening, police did not know the victims'"conditions but
confirmed they survived the attack. Police said they had
no motive for the 3:30 a.m. shootings near M&M's Food,
located at 21101 N.W. 37th Avenue.

A thief stole two purses from a pair of women at Chuck
E. Cheese's, located at 20335 Biscayne Blvd., between 8
and 8:15 p.m. The women told police they had set the
purses on top of the prize counter before playing video
games with their children. When the women returned to
the counter, the purses, which each contained identifica-
tion, credit cards, cash and cellphones, were gone. They
are valued at $273.

A thief stole a purse containing a wallet, a driver's
license, credit cards, make-up, earrings, poker chips and
$500 from a woman at Starbucks, located at 18215


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you have a
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but they
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majority of
that com-

there are so many hispanics
here, you can follow that logic
of seeing it as a spanish com-
munity. Most spanish are
Republican and the
Republicans have stole the
election the last couple of years.
I don't think it's a good thing
because I'm old school and I
remember when Jimmy Carter
was president and he came
down to Miami and we
expressed to him that we need-
ed jobs and that was decades
ago. Now many Blacks can't
even get jobs today unless
you're bilingual. I think its a
very bad thing."


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to be sub-
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and most
Blacks are
moving out
of Miami
and going
places. This
is what we
are left with. I think Blacks
were here first and it shouldn't
have come to this but we
should have built our commu-
nities up ourselves when we
had the majority."


"It's really
nothing we
can do
about it.
They can
get the
loans, they
know the
people and
they take
Right now
in the Black community every-
body is getting moved out;
either they aren't paying rent or
getting your home foreclosed
[on]. They knock your home
down and sell your land to
someone who qualifies for it
and you know who that is. I
can't get mad at them though
but I'm watching what they're
doing and trying to make a bet-
ter future for myself."


"I find it very interesting
because in other large cities,

"I can't
say that I
don't like it
but I can't
say I do like
it. It's noth-
ing you can
really say
because it's
that's going
to be done
about it anyway. I think it's bad
because they (the hispanics)
have a lot of control over every-
thing in our government system
negating what the Blacks say. It
is bad but if we stick together
we can make a difference."

.Biscayne Boulevard, around 11:45 p.m. The woman told
police when she left Starbucks, she had forgotten she left
the purse on a table. When she returned for the purse,
minutes la'ei~ it was missing. The purse and its contents
were valued at $1,264.

Police charged a 20-year-old cashier with theft after
she reportedly gave clothes and discounts away to family
members at Macy's, located at 19545 Biscayne Boulevard
around 4:30 p.m. Police said a security video showed the
woman working at the register in the women's handbag
department and giving away clothes, returns and dis-
counts, valued at $961.94, to family members.

Someone threw a tomato at a man taking pictures of
guests at the boardwalk behind the Setai Hotel, located at
2001 Collins Avenue, around 5:15 p.m. The photographer
told police he had been taking pictures of the guests, who
were described as having on bikinis, when the hotel secu-
rity arguably told him to go away. The man said as he
walked away from the security guard, he felt an object
strike his lower back and found that someone had thrown
a tomato at him, leaving a bruise on his lower back.
Security denied throwing a tomato at the photographer,
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CBG hosts first empowerment weekend conference

continued from 1A

the theme, "providing the doors
to economic salvation."
The CBG is a coalition of local
Black churches that, according
to its Web site, "forcefully advo-
cates the Black church as the
most effective vehicle to bring
about economic empowerment,
wealth building and a commu-
nity of educated consumers.
Reverend Dr. Joaquin Willis,
pastor of Church of the Open
Door, said he became president
of the Miami CBF after he
"helped start the first chapter" in
Prince Georges County
Maryland, "the richest Black
county in America." Of the
group's efforts in Miami he said,
"The need is greater here"
because "Liberty City, where my
church is, is the poorest" Black

county in America.
Increasing wealth in Liberty
City and all of the Black commu-
nities where CBG member
churches exist is a key focus of
the group. The original CBG was
formed in 1992 in Maryland by
Reverend Jonathan Weaver after
he and his congregation applied
to a bank for a $50,000 loan to
renovate a building to house
their ever-growing congregation.
The church had good credit
and had eliminated a $200,000
mortgage in seven years, but the
bank would not approve the loan
without several unrealistic stipu-
lations. Recognizing a double
standard when he saw one,
Weaver wrote the bank president
a letter to express his disap-
pointment and inform him that
his 750 parishioners might take
their business elsewhere. The
church's loan was subsequently

approved without restrictions.
After realizing that other area
churches had also experienced
similar indignities, Weaver met
with the group and the rest, as
they say, is history. Since its
inception the CBG member
churches have been approved
for more than $300 million in
loans and have on deposit in
excess of $130 million with area
banking partners.
Willis has been involved in the
CBG for the past 13 years
because "the church has not
really been as actively involved in
the capacity building of our peo-
The CBG's multi-pronged
approach also includes empow-
ering Blacks to create wealth by
providing access to information
to help navigate financial pitfalls
Blacks commonly face.
The conference represents one

of those approaches. Willis said,
"the conference turned out
excellent. It was truly intergener-
ational brought young and old
There are currently 49
churches involved in the Miami
CBG, impacting thousands of
Black worshippers. Willis said
the group is "growing phenome-
nally. "In December we had 27
churches. Twenty churches
joined in May and there are
about 4 to 5 joining each
Utilizing resources present
among its membership is also a
priority. Reverend Gaston
Smith, pastor of Friendship
Missionary Baptist Church and
vice president of the CBG said
"we're not at the Hyatt, Marriott
or the Hilton. We're at Koinonia
Worship Center." Koinonia is
one of four member churches

located in Broward County.
The CBG guaranteed that the
conference presenters delivering
information about how to make
and keep money were indeed
experts in their fields by having
two Black millionaires speak to
the group. Youthful entrepre-
neur, philanthropist and author,
21-year old Farrah Gray, was
the keynote speaker. Kevin
Cohee, president and CEO of
OneUnited Bank, the country's
largest Black-owned and first
Black online internet bank, and
one of the event's sponsors, was
also present.
Cohee said his bank's spon-
sorship of the event was a "no
brainer for us." He said the con-
ference is in tune with
OneUnited's primary goal to
create an "epidemic of financial
literacy in Black America."
On day one of the two-day

event, churches were privy to
information on financial man-
agement of their institutions;
asset planning and church suc-
cessions; tools for clergy leader-
ship; and small business suc-
cess strategies.
Day two, according to Willis,
"was for the community," and
included workshops on qualify-
ing for a home purchase, credit
worthiness, debt management
and financial aid tips to prepare
for college.
The other banking partners
include Bank of America,
CitiBank. Washington Mutual,
Wachovia and Great Florida
Collectively, the 34 of the 49
South Florida member churches
report having roughly 30,000
parishioners. The member
churches' weekly deposits total
approximately $1 million.

Real Estate mogul teams with 'Black Chamber'

continued from 1A

of Commerce and Real Estate
Developer R. Donohue Peebles
are joining forces.
Bill Diggs, President and CEO
of "the Black business cham-
ber" has announced that his
organization is collaborating
with Peebles to host an exclu-
sive event "that is not for every-
The half-day affair Real
Estate: The Game will feature
two panels comprised of experi-
enced commercial and residen-
tial real estate professionals
who will share the knowledge
they've gained while ascending
to the top of the industry.
During lunch,. Peebles will
speak to the group about how
he has been able to amass his
fortune in real estate.
Diggs, 43, encourages atten-
dees to come ready to deal
because "if you're in the room
with someone with $15 million,
you'd be crazy not to take your
shot." For Diggs, teaming up
with Donahue Peebles, 46 and
founder, President and CEO of
The Peebles Corporation is

no accident.
When Diggs became president
of the Chamber in 2004, he
facilitated what he called '15
days and 15 friends' an initia-
tive that included 15 of his clos-
est friends hosting intimate
gatherings in their homes to
introduce him to their friends.
The focus of the gatherings was
to connect Diggs to people who
could invest seed money in the
Chamber. "I met Peebles at Bill
Talbert's house," Diggs said.
After Peebles asked "what can
I do to help?" Diggs proposed the
seminar. Diggs said after speak-
ing with Peebles about his idea,
he realized that "he was real
Peebles was first thrust into
the South Florida spotlight after
he cut a deal to develop the
Royal Palm Hotel on Miami
Beach. He was the beneficiary of
an 18 month Black-led,
statewide tourism boycott initi-
ated by local attorney, H.T.
Smith. One of the terms of end-
ing the boycott that cost the
local economy some $50 million
in the early 90's, called for a
Black developer to get a piece of
the action developing a luxury

Miami Beach hotel.
The boycott grew out of the
frustration of South Florida's
Black community after local
leaders snubbed Nelson
Mandela during his Miami visit
after 27 years in prison for
opposing South Africa's racially
crippling apartheid system.
Peebles is a national success
story and the Peebles
Corporation's portfolio is worth
an estimated half a billion dol-
lars. He has developed proper-
ties that include'high profile lux-
ury hotels, along with residen-
tial and commercial develop-
ments in South Florida.
Peebles is currently developing
the prestigious Bath Club on
Miami Beach poised to make a
$90 million profit. Ironically,
Blacks were not allowed to join
until 1996 when Peebles became
the first Black member of the
75-year old property.
Peebles is no stranger to
breaking down barriers. He
plans to use what he knows to
help open the doors for other
Blacks trying to succeed in com-
mercial real estate. Peebles said
Blacks are "generally outsiders
going into a system that works

La. lawmaker reacts to bribery allegations

A congressman under inves-
tigation after the FBI allegedly
found $90,000 in bribe money
in his freezer said Monday that
he would not resign. "There are
two sides to this story," Rep.
William Jefferson, D-La., said
at a news conference. "I don't
plan to resign."
An FBI affidavit said agents'
videotaped Jefferson accepting
$100,000 in cash intended as
a bribe for a Nigerian official.
Agents found all but $10,000
on Aug. 3 when they searched
Jefferson's home in
Washington. The money was in
his freezer, wrapped in
$10,000 packs and concealed
in food containers and alu-
minum foil, the FBI said. The
disclosure came in a court
application to search
Jefferson's congressional office

Rep.William Jefferson
over the weekend.
Jefferson, 59, said that
search was "an outrageous
intrusion." He said "it's totally
inappropriate to use the police
powers of the federal govern-
ment to come into the office of
a congressman." Asked if he

took a bribe, Jefferson, who
has not been charged, declined
to answer. He also declined to
talk about the videotape or
other details alleged in the FBI
Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales, at an unrelated
news conference at the justice
Department, said "these were
unusual steps that were taken
in response to an unusual set
of circumstances."
Two associates of Jefferson,
an eight-term congressman,
have pleaded guilty to bribery-
related charges in federal court
in Alexandria, Va. Jefferson
said voters in his New Orleans
district were reacting "fine" to
the developments. "They want
to hear what the other side of
the story is and they will at
some point soon," he said.

8 Blacks Recipients of 2006 Silver Knight Awards

continued from 1A

include best supporting
actress, an All-Star Cast
Member and Critic's choice for
monologues, all occurring in
Clarissa Parks is the winner
of the Speech award. As the
president of Wounded Women
of Excellency since 2002, she
has helped young at-risk
teenagers, many of whom are
expectant parents, develop
leadership, speaking, diction
and communication skills
through career development
exercises. "A lot of credit goes to
my mother, she started the
Wounded Women of Excellency,
and that motivated me to get
involved." After graduation
Parks wants to attend the
University of Florida to study
Agricultural Education.
Chynna Clayton is the winner
of the Vocational-Technical
award. She has been named
Miss Turner Tech, Most
Outstanding Agriscience
Language Arts Student of the
Year and won first place for her
engineering science project at
the FFA State Agriculture Fair
this year. In her spare time she
also tutors students in after-
school care at Miami Park
For the young men we have
Dave Fils-Aime of Michael Krop,
Marcus Parramore of Coral

Gables, Kemy Joseph of
Homestead and Nicholaus
Nelson-Goedert of North Miami
Dave is the winner of the
Foreign Language award. He
came to the United States at
the age of 12 and has organized
food, toy and book drives for
several groups and helped
spread knowledge of both
French and Haitian cultures at
his school and local libraries.
After Hurricane Jeanne, Dave
ran a canned food drive for
Haitian victims in honor of his
uncle. "I was very happy to win
this award. I thank the school
faculty and my church for all
their support and prayers."
After graduation Dale plans to
attend Yale to focus on
International Studies.
Marcus Parramore is the win-
ner of the Journalism award.
The editor-in-chief of his
school's yearbook, Marcus
passed on his expertise to
younger students at Miami
Edison Middle School and he is
helping them to create their
school's first yearbook in a
decade. "I was shocked when I
found out that I won, but happy
at the same time." After gradu-
ation Marcus plans to attend
the University of West Florida to
study Broadcast-Journalism.
Kemy Joseph is the winner of
the New Media award. As part
of the CHOICE Project, he
films, edits and produces seg-

ments that show how to deal
with difficult situations. He has
also made a promotional video
for a local skate board shop try-
ing to reach new customers.
"When I found out I had won, I
had mixed emotions, but I was
happy that all of my hard work
had finally paid off." Joseph
credits his success to Ms.
Merline Malcum, the school's
cap advisor and Mr. Robert
Brice a teacher at Homestead
High. After graduation Joseph
plans to attend the University
of Miami to focus on Motion
Picture and Theatre.
Nicholaus Nelson-Goedert is
the winner of the Social Science
award. Nicholaus is also intern-
ing in U.S. Rep. Kendrick
Meek's Miami office. He is the
Vice President for the NAACP
Youth Council and was named
a Drum Major for Peace by
Ringling Bros. and Barnum &
Bailey Circus for his leadership
in business and the communi-
ty. "A lot of credit goes to my
mother for pushing me; I also
want to thank all of my teach-
ers." After graduation,
Nicholaus wants to attend
Georgetown to pursue a career
in law.
The Silver Knight winners
received $1,500, a Silver Knight
statue and medallion and a
round-trip ticket from
American Airlines to anywhere
in the continental United

best for insiders, so we have to
understand how it works to
overcome it".
"The importance of knowing
all of the moving parts of a real
estate deal can mean the differ-
ence between a money, making
real estate deal and a disastrous
one. The Chamber is committed
to assisting our members in
obtaining wealth through real
estate investment," Diggs said.
'Real Estate: The Game,' takes
place on Thursday June 1 at the
Miami City Club 200 South
Biscayne Boulevard, 55th Floor.
Attendance is limited to 100
participants to help ensure "an
intimate crowd," Diggs said.
The seminar fee is $300,
payable in advance only.
For more information, contact
Kyshana Guzman at 305-751-
8648 or Suzan McDowell at

Dead worker's family suing developer

The family of a man who died
when the roof of a Bal Harbour
high-rise under
collapsed and
trapped him in
concrete sued
the developer on
In the lawsuit
filed in Miami-
Dade Circuit
Court, the fami-

ly of

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tion site or protect the workers.
A building official said a
framework used to

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the high-rise
condominium at 10295 Collins His family
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properly inspect the construe- and Alex R

form wet concrete
collapsed and
dropped the men
one story from the
roof to the 26th
floor, burying them
in concrete and
debris. The accident
occurred May 6.
Two other work-
ers, Torivio Acevedo,
36, of Pompano
Beach, and Endy
Guirand, 34, of
Biscayne Gardens,
also died.
Daniel left a wife
and two children.
is being represented
eys Steve Rossman

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The Miami Times, May 24-30, 2006 5A

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

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We have all been in relation-
ships, whether personal or pro-
fessional, where we have decid-
ed to do things or not do
things in order to "keep the
peace." The question is, "is
what we're keeping really
It seems that what we say
instead of I just want to "keep
the peace" is I just want to
"give up some of my integrity"
"refuse to speak truthfully" and
"compromise my beliefs"... you
fill in the blank.
Whenever you have to hold
back on sharing truth, do
something that violates per-
sonal or professional stan-
dards or perform any act that,
but for "keeping the peace,"
you would not be caught dead
doing, you are keeping some-
thing alright, but peace it ain't.
You are keeping yourself
stuck. You are keeping yourself
from living freely. You are
keeping yourself from growing
because you are refusing to lis-
ten to the part of yourself that
knows better. You are refusing
to be true to yourself because
what someone else thinks mat-

Are you a Medicaid recipient?
If your answer was yes, effective
July 1, you will be able to have
your vision checked, free eye-
glasses at least twice a year,
hearing aids and partial den-
tures. This was the most impor-
tant of my many accomplish-
ments during the 2006
Legislative Session.
It started when I sponsored
and filed Senate Bill 2042. The
bill was transformed into a
Committee Bill and was funded
in the 2006 Appropriations
budget. I promised you at the
end of the 2005 Legislative
Session that I would work to
have these amenities restored
to Medicaid recipients and the
goal was accomplished.
For the first time, legislation
addressing the restoration of
civil rights for felons passed the
Legislature. The historic legisla-
tion of Senate Bill 432 closed a
loophole that existed for felons
serving sentences in local jails
rather than state prison. Jail
administrators will now be
required to begin the process of
rights restoration as inmates
exit county jails.
Senate Bill 436 establishes
the Council on the Social
Status of Black Men and Boys.
The council will be comprised of
private citizens and the heads
of pertinent government agen-
cies and will be housed in the
Office of the Attorney General.
The Council will be responsible
for compiling and reviewing
data dealing with the negative
disparities suffered by Black
males including dropout and
homicide rates, arrest and
incarceration rates, poverty,
violence, drug abuse, death
rates, disparate annual income
levels and health issues.

the peace
ters more. You are so preoccu-
pied with looking good that
actually being good get lost in
"keeping the peace."
When you are on the other
end of the "peace keeping rela-
tionship," when you create
situations where people are
reluctant to share truth with
you it does everyone
involved a disservice. It's a dis-
service to the people with
whom you interact, whether
personally or professionally,
and it is a disservice to you.
When people tiptoe around
you, saying what they think
you want to hear instead of
what actually is they are
more likely to let you walk into
a crowded room with doo-doo
on your shoes because telling
you it's there might set you off.
My best friend will tell me
when I have a booger visible to
the world or that my breath is
kicking. Her willingness to be
truthful with me is a part of
why she is my best friend. I can
count on her and she on me, to
set each other straight when
it's necessary. We love each
other so the motivation is

Based on the information
that they .compile, the Council
is directed to propose measures
to lessen and correct the under-
lying causes of these condi-
tions. The council is to issue an
annual report to the Legislature
with its findings, conclusions
and recommendations. I will
also establish a local
Commission on the Status of
Black Men and Boys and I
solicit your participation.
Technology will be more
accessible to fifth through
twelfth graders as a result of
legislation I sponsored that
passed during Session. Senate
Bill 502 requires the
Department of Education to
negotiate with computer and
software manufacturers, as
well as groups that recondition
computers, so that this tech-
nology can be made available to
students from low-income fam-
ilies at reduced prices. There is
also funding for pilot projects in
Miami-Dade and Alachua
Counties. This bill will be a big
help in reducing the digital
divide. The two years of effort
that went into passing this bill
was well worth it.
From now on high school sen-
iors who have taken the SAT
and ACT may have an alterna-
tive to getting a diploma rather
than passing the tenth grade
Math and English sections of
the FCAT exam. The language I
filed in SB 454 was incorporat-
ed into the middle and high
school redesign legislation.
Each year the State Board of
Education will determine SAT
and ACT scores that can be
used in place of FCAT scores. I
am pleased that the Legislature
has finally done this for future
graduates, rather than tackling
this issue on a year-by-year
basis as it has in the past. I will

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Always clear.
Parents who
create relation-
ships where
their children
feel compelled to
_ "keep the peace"
are asking for their children to
lie. If every time your child tells
you something important you
blow up, guess what you're
teaching them? How to "keep
the peace," but not really.
Peace is about so much
more than that. Peace is what
happens when you feel brave
enough to share the truth
respectfully without being
concerned with how it is
received. Peace is what hap-
pens when you can look your-
self in the eyes at the end of
the day and not see a punk
staring back at you. Peace is
what happens when what you
do is consistent with what you
believe and what you believe is
frequently reflected in what
you do.
Peace is not something you
arrive at and then chill.
Pursuing and then embracing
it is a lifelong endeavor. Peace
is a part of the journey and
the unflinching, imperfect, but
honorable pursuit of it makes
the journey sweeter.

be giving you more news about
Session and the budget for fis-
cal years 2006-2007 in my next
Senate Talk.
If you would like more infor-
mation on matters dealt with
during the 2006 Session,
please call my district office at
305-654-7150 and remember
democracy is not a spectator

Honors student killed over car competition

continued from 1A

The incident occurred at a
graduation party held late
Saturday at 1752 NW 53rd
Street. Around 1 a.m., a car
competition took place between
the victim and another young
party-goer, Shanaski Westbury,
who was driving a burnt orange
Pontiac Grand Prix. Johnson's
car was a Monte Carlo of the
same color with rims and
Lamborghini-style doors.
Johnson Sr. said he gave his
son the car as a present in
recognition of his good grades.
The cars were parked nose to
nose as the party's DJ amped
up the crowd to cheer for the
best vehicle. According to the
family, the two had started
competing last week as
Johnson had previously been
confronted by Westbury at
another party.
Saturday's altercation cli-
maxed when Westbury pulled
out a wad of cash and chal-
lenged Johnson by saying, "I
got money, what you got?" At
that point, the victim went into
the trunk of his car to grab the
white graduation cap and hon-
ors medal he had recently
picked up from school. He
proudly placed them on his
body and replied "I have educa-
tion." Apparently, Westbury
took offense to the gesture and
ran over to punch Johnson in
the face.
The victim's cousin, Kathy
Bronson, said she believes the
aggressor became violent out of
ignorance and jealousy. She
told The Miami Times that
Westbury may have been
embarrassed as he was trying

Johnson with his burnt orange Monte Carlo with rims and
Lamborghini-style doors.

to show off for the young ladies
in the crowd. Seconds later, a
full-blown scuffle broke out
between the two.
Johnson placed Westbury in
a headlock and was reported to
have been winning the fight.
According to the family, Antwan
Grace, 21, who was a friend of
Westbury's and rode with him
to the party, walked up to
Johnson and shot him several
times in the back. The crowd
immediately disbursed and
Johnson was found dead in the
middle of the street with his
graduation cap nearby.
Two other party-goers,
Emanuel Ware, 19, and Dewster
Jean Paul,18, were found sev-
eral blocks away with minor
injuries. Johnson Sr. told The
Miami Times that Westbury is
currently in custody and being
questioned by authorities. The
family believes he should be
charged and convicted of at
least one count of conspiracy.
Markie, a nickname given to
Johnson by his mother, wasn't
about material things, accord-
ing to his cousin, JaNyre

Parker. She said, "They took
someone so precious; my
cousin meant a lot to me. There
wasn't a person he didn't touch
or inspire. This has taken a
piece out of me, out of all of us."
The family held a press con-
ference at their home Monday
afternoon to ask the public to
assist the police in anyway
they could. Grace ended up
turning himself in later that
afternoon. Grace was convict-
ed in 2000 for armed robbery
and has a pending case involv-
ing the possession of an illegal
firearm from last year.
Johnson is the third senior
killed from Carol City High
this school year. His family
will attend the graduation cer-
emony and accept the diploma
in his behalf. Services will be
held on Friday at Carol City
High from 2pm-6pm and
Wright Funeral Home between
7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The funeral
will be at Friendship
Missionary Baptist Church at
12 p.m. on Saturday, with
interment at Southern
Memorial Park.

Nagin pledges faster recovery in 2nd-term

Ray Nagin pledged Sunday to
spend the first 100 days of his
second term as mayor of hurri-
cane-ravaged New Orleans find-
ing ways to speed up rebuilding,
solve its housing crisis and
clean up debris; "We're going to
bring this city together. It's my
intention to reach out to every
segment of this community"
Nagin said a day after narrowly
defeating Lt. Gov. Mitch

The Democratic mayor
said he would work to
improve strained rela-
tions with officials. He
said he expressed his
desire to work together in
conversations with
President Bush and


Louisiana Coy. Kathleen
Blanco ,
Bush called Nagin on Sunday
to congratulate him. Nagin said
he pressed Bush to help acceler-

ate cleanup and rebuild-
ing. He also raised ques-
S tions about the pending
end of federal aid for some
evacuees still living in
Houston and other cities.
Nagin said he will
;IN appoint a committee,
including some political
rivals, to develop a plan aimd,at t
solving problems that have
plagued the city's recovery from
the Aug. 29 storm.

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

6A Th Mi i Times Ma 24- 6

ACLU to sue after community rejects unmarried pair

Olivia Shelltrack and Fondray Loving could be fined
$500 a day for not having an occupancy permit

By Martha T. Moore

A suburb of St. Louis faces a
lawsuit from the American Civil
Liberties Union after it voted to
deny residency to an unmarried
couple and their children.
The City Council of Black
Jack, Mo., voted recently not to
broaden a regulation on how
many unrelated people can live
Olivia Shelltrack and Fondray
Loving were denied a permit of
occupancy after buying a house
in the city. Shelltrack and
Loving, who are not married,
have two children, and
Shelltrack has a daughter from
a previous relationship.
Black Jack zoning law pro-
hibits more than three unrelat-
ed people from living together.
The city determined that the
couple's household fit that

The city planning and zoning
commission had recommended
changing the law to allow a fam-

ily of two unrelated people and
their children.
The federal Department of
Housing and Urban
Development is investigating
whether Black Jack is violating
fair housing law, which pro-

Olivia Shelltrack and Fondray Loving could be fined $500 a
day for not having an occupancy permit.

'Zero tolerance' for failing schools

11 schools still failing after 8 years

TAMPA Florida Education
Commissioner John Winn
pledged "zero tolerance" for the
state's failing schools and
promised to force struggling
school districts to improve test
scores within two years.
"We have had F schools origi-
nally identified in 1999," Winn
said Tuesday at a state Board
of Education meeting in
Tampa. "This will be the eighth
year and that's really long
Board members extracted a
further pledge from Winn: all
schools in the state will score a
C or better by the 2008-2009
school year.
On Tuesday, the board
unanimously approved rules.
that require school districts
take specific action to improve

performance at failing schools,
ranging from closing the
school to hiring private educa-
tion companies to bail out the
"I think the action reflects
the board's frustration with, in
some cases, half measures
taken to address these prob-
lems," Winn said. "My board
members are already frustrat-
ed with 'D' schools, so we need
to get on with it."
Florida's public schools are
graded on their performance
on the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test or FCAT.
State education officials have
identified 11 schools who have
repeatedly failed to meet stan-
dards. The schools are in
Broward, Dade, Gadsden,
Jefferson, Madison and

Orange counties, a state report
The board also approved a
measure requiring school dis-
tricts to submit a teacher per-
formance evaluation plan to
distribute a one-year, $147.5
million teacher merit pay plan
approved by the legislature.
The Special Teachers Are
Rewarded, or STAR, plan
replaces a never-implemented
program that drew fire from
lawmakers, teachers and
school boards. STAR could
provide for teacher raises of
five to seven percent, a signifi-
cant gain but still below the
national average, teacher's
union officials have said.
As with the earlier plan,
STAR bonuses would be based
largely on how much a
teacher's students improved
their scores on standard tests
such as the FCAT.

DJ Khaled releases album "Lissssten"

continued from 1A

his DJ peers. Khaled said his
energy, his "ear and style" are
incomparable. "I'm the number
one DJ in the world," he said,
adding that "99.1 Jamz is the
take over station."
As the self-ascribed 'Don' of
radio, Khaled's confidence is
substantiated by a host of
celebrity affiliations. Working
with artists such as Jeezy, the
Birdman, Dre, Rick Ross, Fat
Joe and Keyshia Cole has solid-
ified his role as a local icon
hungry to bring' a collective
meal ticket to Miami.
Khaled said his hometown is
"the hottest city in America." He
is committed to letting the rest
of the world know, in part, via
the release of his debut album,
Recognizing that Miami is on
the cusp of a new Hip-Hop
order, Khaled said Miami
artists must stake their claim
in the music industry.
Absorbing tales of the gore,
despair and debauchery along-
side the "crib's more placid
ambiance" is what moves his
pen to write and his mouth to
expound upon truths evident

on any street and secrets
shrouded by mainstream media
He said that he "represents
the 'crib' (Miami) and nothin'
but the crib." Of his unrelenting
devotion to music, Khaled said
that he, Rick Ross and Dre
make up "The Movement." The
Movement's focus? To serve as
ambassadors for homebred lyri-
When Khaled speaks of his
ideal Miami music scene the
'Don' is humbled by a passion
for the city and the art and craft
of making music that tran-
scends far beyond South
Florida. He wants to make an
impact "across the world."
His first single, a song titled
Holla at Me Baby, is considered
the attention grabber of the
Clandestine appears to be his
modus operandi as much of the
content of his debut remains a
mystery. He promises that peo-
ple are going to ask how he
Managed to pull it off.
Putting the lyrical pieces
together, strategically master-
ing the art of guest appear-
ances coupled with his drive to
take his career to higher
plateaus is all formulaic to his
ascension as "the number one

DJ in South Florida," he
His machismo is overt and is
often misconstrued as being
unapproachable. He says
"those who know me know that
I'm not mean."
Khaled's phone plays another
song and he is calm until he
answers, "Khaled, what up?"
A thumb and index finger rest
on his temples. He is visibly
wearing the face of angst. The
news isn't pleasant. He queries
the caller, "You didn't play the
Jeezy, did you?
Exhausted, exasperated,
intrigued and excited about his
June 6 release date he vents an
expletive about how people
"just don't ... lissssten!"

hibits discrimination on the the zoning regulation is to pre-
basis of family status or the vent crowding in single-family

number of children.
The ACLU plans to sue the city
whether or not HUD finds a vio-
"We gave them the chance to
do the right thing, and they did-
n't," said Tony Rothert, legal
director of the ACLU of Eastern
"We're going to move affirma-
tively forward," he said.
Mayor Norman McCourt said

After the vote, he issued a
statement saying, "We will follow
our normal administrative
process and request compliance
by any individuals that are living
in the city who are not in com-
pliance with the code."
Shelltrack and Loving could
be fined $500 a day for failing to
have an occupancy permit, but
the city cannot evict the couple

because they own the house,
city attorney Sheldon Stock
said. The city has not deter-
mined when it will start the legal
process against the homeown-
ers, he said.
Shelltrack said the city is try-
ing to regulate the couple's mar-
ital status, not the size of their,
"Clearly, it's not an overcrowd-,
ing issue," she said. "It's about,
unwed parents and kids born,
out of wedlock."




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Summit speaks to Hip Hop generation about their finances

continued from 1A

ships to it.
The 2006 Hip-Hop Summit
Action Network's tour rolled
into Miami last Saturday. The
event was held in conjunction
with the Urban League of
Greater Miami, Florida
Memorial University and
Chrysler Financial representa-
Stephen Starks, director at
the Southeast Business Center
for Chrysler Financial, said that
the objective of the symposium
is to "bring awareness to the
importance of financial and
social responsibility to the
South Florida publics."

Starks also mentioned that
Chrysler Financial is dedicated
to their employees and the audi-
ences that they serve. Their
commitment at demonstrating
their involvement with polyeth-
nic communities is standard.
He said "by engaging with the
people [the public] they will be
exposed to how we at Chrysler
do business and aim to empow-
er others by exhibition."
According to Mark Hall, pres-
ident and CEO of EGOEast
public relations, "46 percent of
unbanked families are African-
American." "Unbanked" refers
to those individuals without
bank accounts who typically
utilize check cashing stores to
handle their personal financial

affairs. Hall said the "summit is
designed to educate and inspire
the Black and Latino communi-
ties of the benefits of proper
money management."
Rapper Remy Ma used a per-
sonal example to emphasize the
importance of understanding
financial fundamentals. Ma said
when she was 17-yeats-old she
had an advance of $100,000
and a Mercedes-Benz. She told
The Miami Times that her lack
of knowledge of securing a pros-
perous financial future was
near ruins before rapper, Fat
Joe curbed her shopping
One of the keynote speakers,
Russell Simmons, spoke of his
triumphs and failures in his

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business undertakings. "For
six straight years I lost money
on my Phat Farm clothing
line," he said. Simmons said
that it was important for him to
pursue his business venture in
spite of the criticisms he faced
from the Black consumer.
Members of the group Bone
Thugz-N-Harmony expressed
their experiences with personal
and business finances. Layzie
Bone said that "the most
important relationship is a per-
son's relationship with their
Rapper Fat Joe added that
the relationship with money
isn't about wasting funds. His
advice to the mostly young
audience was to "learn how to

budget and save money for
rainy days."
According to an HASN report,
"recent survey results released
in a news conference in the
Financial Reserve boardroom
showed US teenagers lack the
fundamentals of personal
financial knowledge."
In an effort to circumvent con-
tinued financial illiteracy, the
downloadable "Get Your Money
Right" workbook is "geared
toward enlightening communi-
ties through celebrity testimoni-
als and financial experts to dis-
cuss the pertinence of economic
and community literacy in
understanding money."
It is available at

'White Hot Heat' meets Pistons in Eastern conference finals

continued from 1A

After making the series-clinch-
ing defensive play against New
Jersey, Dwyane Wade flung the
ball deep in the stands and with
it went the baggage, criticism
and question marks that littered
the road to the Eastern
Conference finals. The Heat will
have the chance to get revenge
against the new version of the
Bad Boy Detroit Pistons that
sent them home early fishing last
Shaq, D-Wade and the rest of
the Miami Heat will grace the
court at the Eastern Conference
Finals for the second year in a

As the nation begins to com-
bat the immigration crisis, new
statistics show that near-
ly half the children in the
country under five are
non-whites and Latinos is
the fastest rising group ..

A third Duke
University lacrosse play-
er, the team co-captain,
was indicted and charged
with rape, in the contin-
uing scandal in which a
27 year old Black female
student at nearby North
Carolina Central University has
accused three white men of
rape and assault in March . .
A federal inspector general is
probing comments made
recently by Housing and Urban
Development Secretary
Alphonso Jackson to a Texas
business group that he rejected
an advertising contract because
the contractor said that he
opposed President George
Bush. Two days later Jackson
issued a statement that the
story in his statement was fic-
tion ...
With Black Republican candi-
dates running for governor
such as Lynn Swan in
Pennsylvania and Kenneth
Blackwell in Ohio, national
Republicans are challenging
Black voters, particularly with
Lt. Michael Steele seeking a
third race as he seeks the US
Senate post in Maryland. Both
parties are developing inner
strategies seeking the Black
vote ...
Washington Delegate Eleanor
Norton kicked off her campaign
for a ninth term recently amidst

Georgia to fight for
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue
said the state will appeal a
judge's ruling that struck
down a voter-approved ban on
gay marriage and said he will
call a special legislative ses-
sion if the state Supreme
Court doesn't rule on the issue
by Aug. 7. '1 think the people
of Georgia knew exactly what
they were voting for," Perdue
The constitutional amend-
ment was approved by 76% of
the state's voters in November
2004. On Tuesday, Fulton
County Superior Court Judge
Constance Russell ruled the
measure violated the Georgia
Constitution's single-subject
rules for ballot questions. The
ballot measure addressed
issues other than gay mar-
riage, including civil unions
and the power of Georgia
courts to rule on disputes
arising from same-sex rela-
tionships. State Attorney
General Thurbert Baker said
that a Georgia law prohibiting

row. "The first time I went (with
the Boston Celtics), it was with a
young team and now I have a
veteran team. A few of these guys
were here last year in the same
position. We put ourselves in a
position that we wanted to be in..
Our goals are much higher than
getting into the Eastern
Conference Finals. I'm looking
forward to it," Heat forward
Antoine Walker said.
Walker was one of the missing
links that Heat President and
Head Coach Pat Riley felt he
needed to get this team to the
promised land of winning its first
NBA championship in franchise
history after falling two minutes
short of reaching the finals last

confusion that she will have a
primary opponent, Andy
Miscuk, for the first
time, Republicans are
backing off an agree-
ment to make a full vot-
ing House member . .
A New York Times fea-
ture article last weekend
hints that bad advice
and poor investments
are responsible for
shrinking the fortune
lUSH that superstar Michael
Jackson made, leaving
him on the verge of bankruptcy
and deeply in debt ...
Mayor-elect Corey Booker,
who will be sworn in on July
1st, promises to put more
police out in the streets as one
of his first acts as new mayor.
Meanwhile, fellow New Jersey
Mayor, Robert Bowser of East
Orange, took over as the prexy
of the National Conference of
Black Mayors ..
Washington circles are
mourning the death of
Charlene S. Gregg, 79, wife of
retired Army Lt. Gen. Arthur J.
Gregg. She spent years as a
nurse and guidance counselor.
Members of the late Rosa
Parks' immediate family and a
group she appointed to handle
her affairs have agreed to sub-
mit their dispute to arbitration
over the handling of her estate
including the use of her name
and photos and intellectual
properties yet to be determined

The predominately Black
neighborhood of Hancock in
Athens, GA has come out fight-
ing a University of Georgia fra-
ternity, Kappa Alpha, plans to

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The road to the Eastern
Conference Finals wasn't an
easy one as Shaquille O'Neal
went down injured for twenty
games at only the second game
of the season. Starting point
guard Jason Williams had been
battling knee tendonitis all sea-.
son, forcing him to miss 22
Antoine Walker was the target
of the boo birds all season long
with his sporadic shooting. Stan
Van Gundy stepped down as Pat
Riley took over his second tenure
as the Heat head coach and the
Heat's top eight rotation players
of Dwyane Wade, Shaquille
O'Neal, Antoine Walker, Udonis

build a frat house in their com-
munity, citing its noise, bad
behavior and Old South dis-
plays of Confederate style out-
New York sports fans are
puzzled over reports that the
Knicks plan to
pay their head-
coach Larry
Brown a whop-
ping $25 mil-
lion to buy him
out of his four
year contract .

It's ,Malcolm
X Day, Friday, SWAN
May 21st, with
Prof. James
Small, who was one of
Malcolm's close Mosque sup-
porters, leading the pilgrimage
to his burial site. Later in the
day the December 12th

Haslem, Jason Williams, Gary
Payton, Alonzo Mourning and
James Posey were available
together for only a total of 26
games during the regular sea-
"I took time to get into a groove
and play with these guys. I think
Shaq getting hurt in the begin-
ning of the year made things very
difficult. It's different for me. I'm
playing a different role. We have
two main guys that are 75 per-
cent of our offense and everybody
else has to fill in and make the
best of the opportunities when
they come. It's a difficult situa-
tion but I've gotten used to it. It
feels good." said Walker
The Heat players' bodies appar-

Movement and
others will
assemble to
begin a two
hour shutdown
of 125th Street
businesses and
activities will be
held at the for-
mer Audubon
PARKS Bal r o o m
Building on
165th Street, formerly opening
the Malcolm X and Betty
Shabazz Memorial and
Educational Center .
Hip-Hop mogul Sean 'Diddy'
Combs lost his appeal as the
State Court of Appeals refused
his request and now he will have
to pay Misa Hylton Brim $19,
148.19 per month to support his
son Justin. Before the suit, she
was receiving only $2,795 per
month .-.
Dr. Renee Washington, who
succeeded her husband, Bishop
Preston Washington, as Senior
Pastor of Memorial Baptist
Church, announced she will wed
Dr. Sean O. Gardner, Pastor of the
East Ward Baptist Church in
Harlem and a former NYPD detec-
live, on July 7th at the Abyssinian
Baptist Church ...
A New York County Supreme

ently feel good as well since they
quickly knocked out the New
Jersey Nets and received an
entire week off. Especially
Shaquille O'Neal's body, which
has helped put new light into dis-
heartened Miami Heat fans. "We
knew that we could get here if we
did everything right. So far, we
have been playing at a high level.
We have been playing pretty
good. I am going to keep talking
to the guys. Pat [Riley] is going to
keep encouraging the guys. It's
not over yet. We still have a long
way to go." O'Neal said.
Fans and players know that
will not be an easy task to finally
hoist the championship trophy,
but it is a realistic one. Last year

Court jury brought in a $14 million
award to Paul Baracco, a construc-
tion worker, for injuries he received
smashing both his heels in a ten
foot fall from a collapsing scaffold at
Lenox Terrace April 5, 1999 ...
Members of the State Board of
Regents have asked the State
Education Commissioner to look
into the question of whether race
is involved in test questions on
the recent exam protested by
Blacks students and educators.
Clergy, laity and family
processed into First AME Church-
Bethel for the Homegoing services
for the late Reverend Bertha
Smoot Wright, Pastor of St.
James AME Church in Harlem.
First, Episcopal District Prelate,
Bishop Richard Franklin Norris
was the
Eulogist ...
Anita Burson, well known in
Baptist circles, has been accept-
ed for special summer education
courses at the Harvard Divinity
School . .
In celebration of National Tap
Dance Day on May 25th, a spe-
cial plaque will be unveiled at
Showman's Caf6, 375 West
125th Street, in honor of
LeRoy Myers, founding mem-
ber and longtime manager of
the legendary tap dance group,

the Heat had flaws that hurt
them at the most crucial
moment. With the new players
like Walker, Posey and Payton,
the flaws of the past no longer
"We need to keep playing hard
and keep playing smart. We need
to keep playing with a lot of ener-
gy. The fans have been a big help.
The people of Miami, we love you
and we appreciate you." conclud-
ed O'Neal.
When the flame of a fire reach-
es its intensity, that's white hot.
'White Hot' is not only the slogan
for the playoffs but also the
intensity Miami Basketball fans
now have waiting for that parade
on Biscayne Boulevard.

the Copasetics, Inc ...
On the same
day, Harlem's
new upscale
steak and
seafood house,
Pier 2110,
opens in the
Al hambra
Ball room
Branch NAACP
President Dr. Annie B. Martin
and branch officials are busy
lining up support for the
branch's 95th Freedom Fund
Dinner and Awards Celebration
on June 2nd at the Hilton, New
York, honoring labor leaders
Jean Joseph Max Bruny,
President, Local 888 UFCW;
John J. Torpey, President,
Enterprise Association of
Steamfitters, Local 638 and
Maf Misbah Uddin, Treasurer,
DC 37 AFSCME ... This week
Reverend Al Sharpton and
Oprah Winfrey joined Spike
Lee for the 20th anniversary
celebration of his movie pro-
duction company, 40 Acres
and a Mule, aboard the Royal
Caribbean cruise ship
Freedom of the Seas.

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny The Miami Times, May 24-30, 2006 9A

37th BEEP


in Orlando

Philip Morris USA, Marriott,
UPS conference chairs

National Urban League
President and CEO Marc H.
Morial announced that the 37th
annual conference of the Black
Executive Exchange Program
(BEEP) will be held June 7 10
at The Hilton in
the Walt Disney
World Resort in
Lake Buena
Vista, Florida.
The theme of
the four-day
conference is
2006 BEEP
"Strengthening MORIAL
Leaders." This year's conference
is chaired by Philip Morris,
Marriott and UPS.
Since 1969, BEEP participants
from over 1000 corporations and
government agencies have
reached over 700,000 students
on 84 campuses. BEEP's mis-
sion is to share learning experi-
ences across generations, culti-
vate new leaders and inspire
achievements "beyond the possi-
ble" through committed involve-
ment and operational excellence.
The Black Executive Exchange
Program brings successful
African Americans from the pub-
lic and private sector to histori-
cally Black colleges and univer-
sities to share their experience
and expertise with students and
help them prepare for successful
careers and future visiting pro-
"In our 37th year, BEEP has
continued to provide students at
our participating colleges and
universities the opportunity to
gain from the relationships and
interactions with successful
executives during classroom and
individual sessions," said Morial.
"BEEP brings together a unique
partnership between corpora-
tions, government agencies, uni-
versities and individuals and it's
an integral component of the
League's civic engagement agen-
"Leadership is what defines
the Black Executive Exchange
Program, with leaders from all
walks of life including business,
technology, government, mar-
keting and entrepreneurship-
sharing knowledge with the
future leaders of America," said
Mark V. Monteverdi, BEEP
Director. "We are extremely
pleased and excited to welcome
the numerous corporations and
government agencies, faculty,
students and participants who
have continued their support of
One of the major highlights of
the conference is the student-
case competition, in which stu-
dents analyze, rationalize and
argue cases before an audience
of their peers. Three-member
student teams from Hampton
University, Claflin University,
Alabama A&M University,
Howard University, Tennessee
State University, Elizabeth City
State University, Mississippi
Valley State University, Morris
College, Florida Memorial
University, Savannah State
University and the University of
Arkansas at Pine Bluff will com-
pete for a $1000 cash prize each
and roundtrip tickets on
Southwest Airlines.

Illegal immigrants
sue Salvation Army
Six illegal immigrants are
suing the Salvation Army and
two former local officials in New
Jersey for consumer fraud,
claiming the leaders took their
money under the false promise
of helping them gain legal sta-
tus. The lawsuit claims the
Reverend Enoc Tito Sotelo told
members of his mostly Latino
congregation at Plainfield's
Salvation Army Church that he
would help them become
Americans if they each paid
$4,000 and donated $500 to the
Irish Pelligrini, a spokes-

woman for the Salvation Army's
New Jersey chapter, declined to
comment on the suit Sotelo was
fired in April, she said, and for-
mer Salvation Army captain
Jorge Sancho, the other defen-
dant, was dismissed in
Gilberto Garcia, a lawyer for
the plaintiffs, said state law does
not bar illegal immigrants from
suing. The suit seeks class-
action status, saying possibly
hundreds more people were





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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


Valarie Grace gets set to take off

By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern

Although this will be her first solo
album, Valerie Grace is a veteran in the
music business and has done back-
ground for various well-known artists.
The Birthing of a True Worshipper is a
very fresh piece that includes a very spe-
cial testimonial dedicated to her hus-
band who almost died of brain aneurism
and stroke during the summer of 2004.
Valarie R. Grace began singing as a lit-
tle girl. Many may remember this
dynamic singer in the early 80's as a fea-
tured lead female vocalist of the leg-
endary Blue Notes. After giving her life to
the Lord and turning down several secu-
lar contracts, God has used her mightily
to sing songs of deliverance, thereby set-
ting many captives free and bringing sol-
ace to the broken hearted.
Grace is also a veteran dancer and well
sought-out choreographer of liturgical

Valarie Grace

dance. She recently choreographed the
2004 Table of Brotherhood
Celebration, held at the Gusman
Center and sponsored by the City of
Miami and the local Martin Luther
King, Jr. Foundation.
As the wife of Melvin W. Grace, Jr.,
Senior Pastor, this diverse woman of
God also serves as the Assistant Pastor
and COO of God's Total Word
Ministries, Inc. The ministry caters not
only to spiritual needs of women, but
touches the woman as a whole: men-
tally, physically, emotionally and
Tahirah Records will host its release
party for Valarie Grace and The
Birthing of True Worshipper at the
Jubilee Gala in Pembroke Pines on May
26. RSVP only. This live recording is
also currently available on DVD. For
more information on ticketing and the
event, contact Tahirah Records via PR
Director Shekeita at 305-586-2435.

UM track star works

hard on and off the field

By Terrell Clayton
Miami Times Writer
By the time he was in high
school he was already labeled
as one of Nike's seventeen
Athletes of the year. As a sen-
ior quarterback in high school,
'he threw for 1,381 yards and
15 touchdowns while rushing
for 400 yards and five touch-
downs. As a college freshman
he was ranked as the tenth
fastest runner in the world
under 20 years of age at the
Adidas Championship. Who is
this guy? His name is Tim
Tim Harris is currently an
University of Miami track star
that attended Booker T.
Washington High School.

Tim Harris
Being a high school football
player and track star wasn't a
heavy burden for Harris as he
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Little River students

learn to dream big

By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

Fifth grade students attending Little River Elementary recent-
ly asked themselves a serious question: How big is my dream?
With the assistance of their teachers, unlimited possibilities
unfolded as the youth expressed their ambition in an expository
contest on the topic How Will the Think Big Philosophy Unleash
My Potential for Excellence? The event was sponsored by
Continental Societies, Incorporated and State Farm Insurance
Little River, the oldest elementary school in Miami-Dade
County has its share of obstacles to face in advancing the edu-
cational excellence of its students. According to reports, the
Please turn to LITTLE RIVER 12B


Little River Elementary School essay winner Tiffany Carter, Nataly Fiquero, Torrencia Alien, Sean Giddens, Jessica Pierre, Alex John Davis, Jakia
Oitts, Mercedes Levy, Joline Moise, Mithuska Paul, Cassia Hinds, Nickie Oliver, Emma Meza, Brittany Bryan, Crystal Noel, Kevon Samuel and LaQwan

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny The Miami Times, May 24-30, 2006 1 lB

Has your identity been stolen?

There is a popular commer-
cial on television that talks
about identity theft. Though
the commercials are comical.
they speak of a very real prob-
lem we have in society today -
identity theft. Someone who
has had their personal and
confidential information stolen
can tell you how devastating
this can be. Just as the identi-
ty thief comes to steal from and
destroy the victim's life, so


Greater Israel Bethel
Church, Elder K.L. Washington.
pastor, is having a
Baccalaureate Service on May
21 at 11 a.m. with Dr. Rhonda
Norwood as the speaker.

New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Vinson Davis. pastor, is having a
Business Expo in the Burney
Fellowship Hall on May 27 from
10 a.m. 5 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-758-0922.

The Pembroke Park Church
of Christ is having a summer
camp June 12 July 7 from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. for grades pre-k
thru sixth. For more informa-
tion, call 954-962-9327.

The Way, The Truth and Life
Church of Praise is having a
Pastoral Anniversary honoring
Pastor W.R. Courtney, May 26-
27 at 7:30 p.m. nightly and May
28 at 3 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 305-624-4559 or 786-
****The Pembroke Park Church
The Pembroke Park Church


200% Faith presents a
Tupac Shakur Birthday Bash
on, Ju.neJ.. 1.6, at..irrick .Park..
ftom 6-10 p.m. to acknowledge
a great legend and discuss
concerns about HIV/AIDS and
how it is affecting the commu-
The AKWA Ibom State
Association of Nigeria, USA,
Inc, Miami Chapter invites
the community to their Youth
Day Celebration at The youth
Boxing Center on May 27 from
1-7 p.m. For more information,
call 305-815-0326.

All former Liberty Square
Project Residents and
Friends are invited to attend a
Reunion Picnic on June 3. For
more information, contact
Phillip Walker at 305-696-
1819, Dola Parker at 954-447-
6758 or Thena Bethel at 305-

another enemy comes to do the
same in the spiritual. Matthew
10:10 tells us that the devil is
here to steal, kill and destroy
us. Like the identity thief.
satan also uses identity theft to
bring clown his foes us. iHe
is also an identity thief.
What is an identity? Quite
simply, it is who you are.
When someone steals your
identification and says that
you are someone else, it caus-

of Christ is having Vacation
Bible School for youth and
adults June 12-16 at 7 p.m.
nightly. For more information,
call 954-962-9327.
****** *
God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to hear preach-
ing under the anointing of the
Holy Ghost May 28 at 4 p.m.
For more information, call 786-
Mt. Olivette Baptist Church,
Reverend Franklin R. Clark, pas-
tor. will hold its annual
Baccalaureate Service on May
28 during 11 a.m. service.
New Life Family Worship
Center and Pastor Barbara
Boyce invite you to fellowship
with them on May 28 at 11 a.m.
for Youth Speak Out Day. For
more information, please call
The Second Canaan
Missionary Baptist Church,
Jeffrey Leonard Mack. pastor,
will celebrate its 12th Pastoral

SThe Minority Chamber of
Commerce will organize its
..third annuall Smi.uimer Care:er,
Fair and Music Festival in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in Doral
on May 27 from 10 a.m. to 5
The Special Olympics'
Miami-Dade second annual
Inspire Greatness Awards will
be on June 8 from 6-10 p.m. at
the Four Seasons Hotel in
Neighborhood Housing
Services will be offering
Orientation and Homebuyer
Education Classes for resi-
dents of Miami-Dade, May 30,
June 8 and June 10. For more
information on times and loca-
tion, contact Gisselle at 305-
Neighbor to Family is look-
ing for Professional Foster

Parents and


es confusion, mistakes, loss of
income, negative credit report-
iii a nmd countless other
destructive situations in the
victim's life. Satan also steals
identities. He tells people that
they are nothing but a bunch
of no good sinners who Jesus
could not possible love and
whom God has abandoned.
Even when we have repented
and thrown ourselves on God's
beautiful throne of mercy, he
still continues to call us liars.
rapists, murderers, poor,
worthless, ugly and stupid.
When we react to what he calls
us, we are answering to those
In the natural, you would not
answer if someone called you
by another's name. My name

Anniversary, May 24-28. For
more information on service
times and speakers, please call
Mt. Olivette Freewill Baptist
Church, Katie Wright, pastor,
will have Revival, May 31 June
2 at 7:45 p.m. nightly. Come
and be blessed. For more infor-
mation, call 305-633-5547.
Reverend Henry Walker is
holding Prophetic Revival
Service on May 5 at 7 p.m. at
the Richmond Heights Woman's
Club. For more information, call
St. Matthews Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend Dr.
Philip Clarke, Jr., pastor,
observes its annual Youth Day
on May 28.
God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor. invites you to hear a word
form "The Prophet" at All That
God Is Ministry, May 24 at 8
p.m. For more information, call
God's Way Assembly,
Reverend Karl A. Jackson, pas-
tor, invites you their Morning

Training, health benefits and
salary available. For more
information, call 786-433-

North Dade Middle School
wilL,sponsor., .a, Summer,-Camp....
Program for grade level, ,th,
7th and 8th under t'ie
Supervision of Barry Singleton,
June 21 through July 20. First
come first serve basis. For
more information, call 305-
The Center for Family and
Child Enrichment, Inc. is cur-
rently recruiting foster parents
and adoptive parents. For more
information, contact Alicia
Curry-Hardy at 305-624-7450
ext. 190.
New Birth Optimist 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 informa-
tion, please call 305-685-3700

is Pat. If I were in the store,
and someone called out. "Hey.
Denise," I would not turn
around and answer. Why not?
I wouldn't because I know that
my name is Pat and I know
that my name is not Denise.
So, when the devil calls you a
name that is nol yours. don't
answer! Do not identify yourself
with his dirty. nasty names for
you. It's not your name and it's
not who you are!
Now, this brings me to the
most important point. If you
can get this point in your spir-
it. you can be set free! If you are
a child of God, then your iden-
tity is based on not who you are
- but whose you are. When
the devil starts calling you
names, remind him that your

Divine Worship Service. For
more information, please call
305-685-6855 or 786-287-

New Life Family Worship
Center, Pastor Barbara Boyce
and their Women's Ministry
Summer Day Camp is open for
registration. For more informa-
tion, call 786-417-6535.
The Apostolic Revival
Center Women's Ministry
invites you to their fifth annual
Prayer Breakfast, June 10 at the
Miami Airport Hilton Hotel
under the theme 'Godly Women
Rising to the Challenge.' For
more information, call 305-355-
7555 or 954-558-8444.
Triumphing Jesus Christ
Faith Holiness Church, Ruby
White, pastor, is holding Family
and Friends and Old Fashion
Day Program. May 28 at 3 p.m.
and all are invited. For more
information, call 305-836-7181.

The Way, Truth and
Church of Praise, Elder
Courtney, May 22-28 at
p.m. nightly (3 p.m.


or 305-691-3464.

Class Meetings
The Booker T. Washington
School Alumni Association
Orange and Black Scholarship
-Gala. -will. .be.. May. 26,-at .G6:30
p.m. at Sheraton Mart Plaza
Hotel. For more information,
call 786-443-8221.
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 305-693-2854.

Mays High School Alumni
Association Reunion 2006 will
be at the Miccousukee Resort
and Gaming, June 15-18. For
more information, call 305-246-
The 1986 Class of Miami
Northwestern is having their
20th Class Reunion July 13-16.
For more information, call 305-

identity is found ill Jesus
Christ. You are redeemed,
righteous, delivered from the
bondage of sin, gaved, sancti-
fied and filled with the Holy
Spirit of the Living God. And it
doesn't hurt to call him some
names. Call hlil defeated 1oe.
liar. thief and conquered
Do not let satan steal your
identity. Do not let him destroy
your world and turn it upside
down with his lies. If you don't
believe that you have been
bought with a price that no one.
else could pay but Jesus the
enemy has you. If you don't
believe that Jesus will forgive
you of your sins. no matter how
horrific they may be the
enemy has you. Once he has

New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Vinson Davis. pastor, is having a
Business Expo, May 27 from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-758-0922.

Christian Fellowship
Worship Center For All People,
Inc., Joy E.L. Jackson, pastor,
will have Intercessory Prayer
and Bible Study 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-
St. Luke Missionary Baptist
Church will sponsor a clothes
giveaway, May 27 from 9:30
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Union Grove Missionary
Baptist Church presents the
first Ladies Conference Gala,
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

836-0991 ext. 2281.
The 35th Class Reunion of
the Miami Carol City High
School Class of 1971 will be
held on June 9-12 aboard the
Carnival. Easainsa.tion- -EunSh.ip...
For more information, call
Michael Stokes at 305-886-
2603, Emma Pringle at 305-
620-7963 or Elda Maldonado at
******* *
Miami Jackson's Class of
1971's Reunion will be held
June 19-25. For more informa-'
tion, please call Gail D (Lemon)
Roberts at 305-620-7370 or
305-343-0839 or call Sherry
(Peters) Jones at 305-635-

The 1981 Classes of Miami
Jackson, Miami Central and
Miami Northwestern are com-
ing together as one to triple
their fun for their 25th High
School Reunion, June 4 11.
For more information, please
call 305-769-2459.

The Carol City Senior High

you doubting who you are,
then you doubt whose you are.
When you doubt that you
belong to a wonderful Savior
who loves you more than His
own life the devil has you.
And when I say that the devil
has you, I am not referring to
some weird, spooky stuff: I
mean that he has an opportu-
nity to make you feel worthless.
depressed and oppressed. He
has the opportunity to make
you feel that you can never
accomplish anything meaning-
ful ir life and that no one loves
you or cares about you.
Through daily, consistent Bible
study, prayer, and the fellow-
ship of the saints, you can stay
focused on your real identity -
a child of the King of Kings.

at 11 a.m.; Bible Study,
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.; and
Praise and Worship, Thursdays
at 7:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 305-696-2072.
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. nightly at Lively
Stones for Jesus Ministries.
Space is limited. Please contact
305-685-7739 for more infor-
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 con-
tact Senior Pastor Dorothy
Davis at 305-696-2072.
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-

Class of 1981 is in the process
of planning its 25th Silver
Anniversary Reunion and there
will be a 'get acquainted' picnic
on June 25. For more informa-
tion, contact Derrick Cash at
....78 45.27309A,-, Mona.-..Eerkins..
at 305-688-5914 or Curtis
Burns at 786-306-1968.
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,
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 miamiteditor- or mail to
900 NW 54th Street, Miami,
33127-1818. For further
information, call 305-694-

UM student makes hometown proud

continued from 10B

had the luxury of being
coached by his father. College,
however, offered a different
"It was hard being coached
by someone else in college at
first because in high school I
was coached by my dad. [My
college coach] Coach Ford has
been able to train me well and
he has me becoming successful
... I am getting better and bet-
ter every time I run." Harris
Unlike some athletes, he
doesn't allow his success to go
to his head. Harris is a hum-
ble, well-spoken, hard working,
young man who has future
aspirations of joining the 2008
Olympics. "One of my goals
right now is to be a part of the
2008 Olympics. That will be in
my senior year. I feel if I keep
training the way I am right now
[then] it shouldn't be a prob-
lem," Harris said.
The University of Miami has
been known to produce many
of the world's top athletes
ranging from NFL first round
draft picks to Superbowl win-
ners. The "U" as many call the
school, is known as a magnet
for speed gurus. So Harris lived
up to the school's reputation
when, as a freshman, he

Tim Harris

earned AII-ACC honors during
the indoor season, placing sec-
ond in the 800-meters at the
ACC indoor Track and Field
This stellar young man has
also competed for the United
States at the IAAF World
Junior Championships in
Grosseto, Italy. He admitted
that being part of the team
was a huge surprise and made
him want to be respected as a
top sprinter and distance run-
When Tlie Miami Times
asked him about the things
he's already accomplished.
Harris shrugged it off. pointing
out that lin wants to stay

focused and get better, "I really
didn't focus on track all my life
because growing up in Miami,
we all focus on football. I felt
my freshman year was a big
disappointment because I
expected much more from
Even though Harris consid-
ers the Atlanta Falcons quar-
terback, Michael Vick, his
favorite athlete and has had
some success playing football
himself. he feels that track is
his true calling. "I'm staying
[focused] on the track because
I'm not messing with the foot-
ball field. I already was an
indoor All American this year.
so I feel I am continuing to
grow and hopefully I can get
my accolades on the track
Because Miami is well known
for producing quality athletes
and many kids look up to
them, Harris wanted to give
them the right message.
"Track is all about hard work
and it is a sport that a lot of
kids at a young age won't like
at first. It's all about having
fun though. You train hard
and do what you're supposed
to do. but know that school
work is the most important
thing. You have to focus on
gelling good grades and sports
come easily after that." Harris

Miami Beach Police murder black twin babies. Part II

In Officer Garcia's arrest affidavit against Symonette, he states that Symonette refused to move from in front of the three
arrested guys after being ordered to by Garcia three times, which is the reason he arrested Symonette. THE BIG LIE!
In Officer Makin Pomeres, Garcia's partner, deposition which was taken at the State Attorney's Office by Court Reporter,
Evelyn B. Astrin at 9:15 a.m. on May 8, 2006. On Pages 8 through 13 of Officer Pomeres' deposition. Pomer
es stated five different times that Symonette was just walking by and that his partner, Garcia, followed Symonette a block
away from the arrested guys, across the street and arrested him. Officer Garcia refused to show up at disposition.
Eight witness affidavits all say Symonette kept walking and was followed by Officer Garcia, who also threaten Symonette
and called him nigger. He was upset that Symonette witnessed the false arrest of the three black guys, who was beat up and
kicked by Garica and Pomeres.
These types of officers are creating black criminals falsely.
Officer Pomeres arrest affidavit states, that Maurice Laurent assaulted Officer Garcia by pushing him away with his arms,
but in the deposition on page 5:Line 16-18, he said "Laurent punched him." On page 6:1-3: and 23-24 he said "he struck
Officer Garcia. Symonette and Lee Variety heard Pomeres at the scene say "I know you didn't hit him, but I have to back up
my partner." In the Bible Deut.19:15-20 says: you must have two witnesses who stories match, not false witnesses. Like
Garcia and Pomeres.
Also at the jail in front of four witnesses Pomeres asked Garcia, "which of these guys you want me to say hit you?" On
page 14; lines 15-23 Pomeres admits he asked that and said it was because to make sure of what they were wearing.
Symonette stated "so, you couldn't remember which one it was, even though he was the only one you arrested; the one that
you said struck him? He was the only one wearing orange. The others were wearing white t-shirts and it was the only arre-st
you made" and only one hour had gone by.
Black people remember when we couldn't walk on red side walks in Miami Beach. well its still going on, because Garcia
said to Symonette I bet you'll keep your black ass off the beach from now on! and laughed. See: (They don't
want good black peole to have a place to meet.)
This is white Miami Beach Police brutality, (not all Miami Beach Policemen are bad). Maurice Laurent has been jailed since
January 21, 2006 on false charges of assaulting an officer. He has lost his job. home. his aunt became very ill, and his preg-
nant girlfriend, Tausha Vialvia, was so scared and upset that she had a miscarriage and lost her black twin babies = Miami
Beach Police murderers! Isa. 61:1 open the prison houses.
By Michael The Black Man
and Momma Edna Jones

There will be a protest at 1351 NW 12 St., May 24, 9 a.m. and
May 31 at the Broward County Courthouse, 1000 S.W. Anderews Ave, 9 a.m.,
Call 786-344-0499

Paid Announcement


The Miami Times, May 24-30, 2006 11B

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


[Communitv Calendar'

12B The Miami Times, May 24-30, 2006

tIi ba n Pastor's 13th anniversary

celebration at 93rd Street

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Available from Commercial News Providers"

The 93rd Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
cordially invites you to cele-
brate our Pastor's 13th
Pastoral Anniversary.
The climax services will be
held, May 24 at 7:30 p.m., Dr.
Dwaine Richardson, Greater
Love Missionary Baptist
Church Family. May 28 at
7:30 a.m., Bishop James
Jenkins, Saint City Church;
and 11 a.m. Reverend
Zachary Royal, Saint Mary
Missionary Baptist Church
Family. These services will be
held at the 93rd Street
Community Missionary
Baptist Church, located at
2330 NW 93rd Street.
Come join us as we bless
our pastor.

Pastor Uarl Jonnson

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Don't wait too late to get saved

Don't wait until it is too late to
get saved. Jesus started work-
ing at 12. Samuel 5:4. David
begin to reigned at 30. He reign
40 years; seven years and six
months over Judah and 33
years in Jerusalem. David grew
great, Samuel 5:10 and the
Lord God of hosts was with
him. That is who we need!
God sent Hiram the King of
Tyre and he bought cedar trees
and carpenters and masonry
and they built David a house,
Samuel 5:11. God gave David
wise associates who had build-
ing skills. He did something we
could see.
Write for prayer. Don't forget
the storm season is around the
corner. We should pray.

Bishop John Wilson

Don't forget the mourning
bench and the tarrying room.
Write me at P. O. Box 531078,
Miami, FL 33153.

Little River students inspired by Dr. Ben Carson

continued from 10B

school has a population of
about 900 students, of which
only 27.3 are English literate.
The majority of the school's
students are Haitian.
Because of its consistently
low performance on the State's
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test, Little River is
one of 39 low performing
schools that help to comprise
School Superintendent Rudy
Crew's School Improvement
Zone. Crew took control of
schools in an effort to raise
performance levels.
Shirley Williams, president

of Continental Societies, Inc.,
said her organization and
State Farm Insurance
Companies took an interest in
the project to help boost the
students' academic perform-
ance and consequently their
self-esteem. Williams said the
students' low reading profi-
ciency directly impacts how
they feel about themselves and
their level of self-confidence.
For over a month, fifth
graders at Little River
Elementary were busied with
the reading of 'Think Big' by
the world-renowned Dr. Ben
Carson a neurosurgeon at
Johns Hopkins Hospital in
Baltimore, Maryland.

Carson, like many of the
Little River students, suffered
with the inability to read on
grade level when he was in the
fifth grade. Reading and
Carson's devotion to learning
were major factors in his rise
from the bottom of his elemen-
tary class to the celebrated
physician that he is today.
In-depth discussions 'of the
book were followed by reading
journals, essays and personal
letters of big thinking that
were submitted to Carson.
The students' work was rec-
ognized at an awards ceremo-
ny that featured a very special
surprise. The students' faces
lit up when they discovered

their surprise was a personal-
ized videotaped message from
Dr. Carson himself.
This event is one of many
facilitated by Continental
Societies and its sponsors. The
international public service
organization was created in
1972 to improve the social,
economic and cultural welfare
of underprivileged children
and youth.
According to Williams,
Continental Societies is dili-
gent in improving the quality
of life for children in Miami. It
has 42 chapters spread across
17 states in the US,
Washington, D.C. and



93rdStreet Community /postolic Revival Center\
Missionary Baptist Church 6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
2330 N.W. 93"1 Street 305-836-1224
305-836-0942 Order of Services
New timel forll .V. Program
. ... I I U)1fil I ItI 5I I dii 'IT'fl)AV

Order of Services
7:N)a.1... nrrrly Moming w,,,ship
I I am...M.rning Was.,hip,
Evening Worship

wehbsite: clmhcnrg
Pa vI .s &3rd Surnday... pn.

Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
lrierldshilplpilycr bcllsvutih.rnl
740 N.W. 59th Street
Miami, FL
Order of services
I Iour of Pryer......... 6:30 .m.
Early Mornin Wotrsip....7:30s ..
Sund . y Scll..........9 :30 ..11.
M Moming Worship............... I ;
SYOuli Mllis ly Sy.....We......7 p.m
Prvryer1i1ibl Sil l S Ntrly... d.... 7 pIim, Allar Prayer...(M-F)
F Feeding e I Ioiungry every
WedllIesd;ay.... I I m.- p.1l.

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

Order of Services:

S Tuesday s Bible Classy..............7
4th Sunday Fveningi Worship.........6 p.m.

/Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68" Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(23.45"' SuIriday) ......8:00 1r
Sunday School ..........9:45 anm
Morning Service .....1 I:00 amm
Communion Service
(Thu!. b, l c iP Sunday) 7:) pm
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Wednesday) 7:30 pmi

The Soul Saving Station Ot
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
Sunday School ...........9
SuiRIlday Woirshi)ip.. I I.11 & 7 1.i i
TI'lcsiay Worshipl.......7:45 ip.m.
rNoorn Da:y Praycr. Morn.-Fri.

5,,rr).,,rr illll lt I I S irr 9 T11 .
lVc, e .- r rrss 7:ry ay 3r ) 1,,. 121 p
I lllgi' l vi S uV Ice ............ I I n: .1 1.
Sun1.- liEve, Wolhip ............7:30) p1nm ,
ITies. Pl'alyar Meelilln........ 7:3(0 i1,p.

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12' Ave.
Order of Services:
HarE ly Wrii shi p .............. 7 i.m.
Sunday School..............9 a.m.
N BC ............................10:05 a.m .
W()rsllil) ....................... I I a.m.
Wrshij) .............4 Im
Misson ai Hi l blhe lass

Tuesday .....................6 :30 p.m.
youth Meeting/Choir rehearsal

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

Order of Services:
Iy Mollling w orll shi..p st & z 31 d InIII.

Player Servic -.............. 7: 1 0 .ni
Irilc Siirr iy....... . .. nJ .
CIIrIrrrir 9CIII r)..........I lll

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

Order of Services:
Sundallll y Mlr lin. ........ ) il.ll.
WVelneisdar Nirhrliille SIudyI
7 .11 .

Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc.
1855 N.W. 119th Street
Fax: 305-681-8719
Order of Services;
Sun.9.3 .. .SIrday .Scior.l
Walk in Ihe Weord Minislry
W orship Service...................tI a.m.
Tuesday..7 p.m.....lUamily Night
Wed.l.. I a nIrrilcrccssory Pralye
Wed. Bihle Cla;ss........ p..
nVc d B ib le C 1 ....../7 p p .

Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sutlnday Morning ...........8 a.m.
Sunday School............. I0 a.m.
Sunday Evenin. .............6 p.m.
Mon. Excllc ........7:3) p.m.
Tue. Bible Class .. 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. FIllrowship .........0 a.m.
Ist Sunt. SIong Prarlice ..6 p.m.

New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 103"' St.
Order of Services:
Sunli31 Morv nln rp Wr sr ir
7:3i 'nl, nir 15 nl.r
( Ilrc ..i BYI /( )l.. l 7l:llill. ) i lll.
Nollll lIby Prlycr.
h aych l/ il, Sldy
L- day ................. 7:3101,. ,
r ..1

Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services
l l 1 Dlay Surlr y SY l r .rrI .9:'45 nirr
SurllrIvy MoIn'lr i1r WrIr V hil ......I ia.m1.
Sunzdy Menr's ihle Sltrdy ..5 p.m.
Sullldray Ladires Bible Slaly ....5 pm rrr
Srnllrlly L nvrinr a WVil~hi l......r S
"luesdrIry Nr-ighl Bihl Sluly ....7:3(l pn
llrlrrr'ay Momiryir lr.' [ile(hn ie 11 ( a.m.
raillslr lrialtilln ivililller Call:
R ert LSSS8 S^

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 Mount Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church
6700 N.W. 14th Avenue
S Order of Services:

S iillay w 9l :15......... m1 ;1.
M on tl Iy I "l \ ;,t'i ,ill'li l'u lh) ..
Mlalltlay Ililvle Slitly.. .................
S;ltll) iy h IIoninc Mlissi lo ..........
S dallll-l0) IX al (iiv- a- ...........

....7:30 p.u.
.i rprr

St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3" Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.n

aNu r ii Mpld Cmry

Evening Worship ........7 p.m.
MeeingL ........ (Tues.) 7 p.m.

STrinity Faith Tabernacle\ Word of Truth
Deliverance Center 1755 N.W. 78'" Street
512 S.W.4'" Street. Homestead 33136 305-691-4081
305-246-2265 Fax: 305-694-9105
Order of Services:
SIIIrirm li ,s ri '.......I. Io .r1 3O rider of Ser ices:
tn l lhip .I ..l ....6. ,I l. ible 5m d, \\%ed ............. ..
lulSd;\ "YoIh Ni hl"--... p n. Sullllu Scllo l ............ ... 10
W cld. NoIn ) l rI) r ... 2 p. 1111 \ l lip .. ..... 11:301
Wed. NiNhl Ihille snll .8p..c c o Pl. 1
I t "TInlraday Night C"'oli/'h ibl Nonm 7:30 hT oXp.m.
rltida% Niluh Wouship S 1\. S pam
. ..rrrr.i.r.....r....iir.i.Per......r... ...rr.

Christian Hill AME Church
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday School.....................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........I am.
Free Golf Every 2"' & 4" Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Shula's Golf Course

I (8(0) 254-NBBC
Fax: 305-685-0705


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

SEiirly Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church School 9:30 a.m.1
Morning Worship .....11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 ip.m.
Tues. hefor tIhe Is Sun.....7 p.n.
Mid-week Worship

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

Order of Services:
l[.arly Mormini WNorhip.7:30a.m.
Sunday Sch l ..........)9:3(ia.m.
MoIlrnlin WWorship .....I a.m.

SPirycrc Melii ............7:31) p.m.
Bile Sill ..................

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

Order (f Services:
Su ll;ly Mol'lmg Sei\'ice,
Sunllldai \ S I'II ..l...... .. 10 I.I.
wo llripr Seir\ice ......... I I a.n.
Trt da liiblrle Sruls. p.n
Timrsda" IrayerSrvce... vrprr

Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
Order of Services:
SuRlday Monlilli Services
7:45 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.Ill.
Bible Study Tuesday
10 & 7 1).m.
PraIyer Meeting Tuecs. 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:
Mon. Ihru Fri. Noon omDay Prayer
Bible Sludy...Thurs.....7 p.m.
Sun1nday Worship...7-11
SundaIy School ....... 9:30 a.m.

New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10'' Avenue
Order of Services:
lm1ly srdav WdrsWhipr...7:30 a.m.
Sillldaly ScII l f ..L..........) :3( ) I.l.
Surxlay Mmrrinrg W'slhipr ....11 anl.
Sunday lEvcning Seavice ... p.m.
Tuesday Pllyecr Mecing ...7:30) pi.
Wednesday liable Srtly ...7:30
"NIoal Jr sr a (rr elrCI BL a MLoe\, c etlrr
PI i t or te c r

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3"' Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060*Fax 305-255-8544
Order of Serices:
S ti .... s l ... :15. a..
S Nrrr. 4 linlr ri ii .
4'I IIIn. H "I. I : 011-2:3( I p I.
4 'I u y.. 'Ili -d rriy ile S lsiy

SZion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order oil Services:
SuIldll\ Scllhool ............. 9:30 a.I1.
Y hlrll( 'hoir.- s urlllrr\) ....I r .nl.
cPra eri M rl Iilc StiludI


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New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

'- Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Bible Study ............. 9 a.m. *** Morning Worship ............. IO a.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
TV Program Sunday, 8 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
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Kimberley Cheri
Campbell, daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. William R.
Campbell of Pembroke
Pines; and granddaughter
of Evelyn C. Campbell,
Miami will graduate from


Gardens hosts

Memorial Day


The city of Miami Gardens is
hosting its second annual
Memorial Day breakfast on
May 29 at 8:30 a.m. The free
breakfast will honor a limited
number of veterans who have
died while serving this coun-
If you reside in the city of
Miami Gardens and have a
loved one who died while in
active duty in the United
States military, call 305-622-
The breakfast is being held
at Florida Memorial
University, 15800 NW 42
Avenue in the Smith
Conference Center. United
States Congressman
Kendrick Meek is the featured

Everglades High School in
Broward County,
Thursday, May 2.
The graduation ceremo-
ny will take place at the
Bank Atlantic Center in
Broward. Kimberley's
maternal grandmother,
Mrs. Charley Forman
from Chicago and her
aunt, Dr. Angela L.
Campbell from Dayton,
Ohio will attend.
Kimberley, an honor stu-
dent at Everglades High,
has been ac-
cepted at Hampton
University, Virginia,
where she will major in
business administration.
Upon graduation, she will
continue her interest in
fashion designing.

Wanakee Howard

Wanakee Howard on fin-
ishing high school,
class of 2006 and being
accepted to FAMU.

Love Dad and Mom,
Gekeima and Leroy, Jr.


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Dedication service at Mt. Vernon M.B. Church
The pastor and members of
the Mt. Vernon Missionary
Baptist Church located at
1323 NW 54th Street, request
the presence of our brothers
and sisters at our church ded-
ication service.
For this spiritual experience
the moderator of the Seaboard
Association and pastor of the
Greater New Bethel Baptist
Church, Reverend Dr. G.
David Horton will be conduct-
ing this great service, Sunday,
May 28, 4 p.m.
For further information,
please call 305-824-4779 or
305-876-0902. Reverend Wilfred A. Miller, Jr. Reverend Dr. G. David Horton

Sister Ollie Anderson

Sister Yolanda Davis

Annual Women's Day at Jordan Grove

Reverend Douglas Cook and the women of
Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 5946
NW 12 Avenue, are proud to announce
their 47th Annual Women's Day at 7 a.m. and
11 a.m., on Sunday, May 28.
This event is led by Sister Helen Wilson. At 7
a.m., Sister Ollie Anderson, wife of Reverend

Bernard Anderson, pastor of Victory House
Baptist church will be the speaker.
Sister Yolanda Davis, wife of Reverend Vinson
Davis of New Providence will speak at 11 a.m.
The theme for the day, "3-D Christian Women,
Determined, Devoted and Dedicated to live a
Godly life."

Unity day program at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church

Reverend Dr. Robert B.
Ingram, pastor of Mt Zion
A.M.E. Church in Miami
Gardens is inviting the com-
munity at large to come and
join our Unity Day Program
celebration on May 28.
Addressing the core issues of
Unity will be County Court
Judge Shirlyon J. McWhorter
at the 7 a.m. service and
Bishop John Hurst Adams at
the 11 a.m. service. The Unity
Day Theme is "All for one, and
one for all" for we realize that
even the weak become strong
when they are united. The
scriptural reference comes
from Psalms 133:1 "Behold,
how good and how pleasant it
is for brothers to dwell togeth-
er in unity."
Judge McWhorter and Bishop
Adams will be calling for
renewed efforts to manifest

Shirlyon J. McWhorter
visible church unity which
would allow the faith move-
ment to offer Miami Dade
County the "coherent," grace
filled spiritual message that
"We cannot be separated in or
divided in purpose. We will
stand together until the end."

Bishop John Hurst Adams
Chairpersons for the event are
Brother Arlington Sands,
Brother George Christy, Sister
Dolletha Curry and Sister
Annie Bostic.
For more information, con-
tact Reverend Dr. Robert B.
Ingram at 305-681-4124.

Pastor's 20th anniversary revival at Antioch of Liberty City

Antioch Baptist of Liberty City
celebrates 20 years with Pastor
Dr. J.L. Bryant and his family,
May 23-25 and 28.
This year Christian
Fellowship Missionary Baptist
Church, Pastor CE Coleman,
Tuesday night; First Baptist
Brownsville, Pastor K. Maghee,
Wednesday night; Mt. Sinai
Missionary Baptist Church,
Pastor J. Barber, Thursday
night; Hosana Community
Baptist Church, Pastor C.L.
Dinkins, Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
Reverend Nathan E. Austin,
Association of New Shiloh at 11
a.m. and Greater Israel Bethel
Primitive Baptist Church,
Pastor Elder Kenneth
Washington will be the guest
churches this year.
A special thank you to Holy
Temple, Pastor J. Kelly and St.

Dr. Jimmie L. Bryant
Paul Mark, Pastor Williams for
also sharing this year,
We will share our revival June
5-8 with Reverend Samuel
Atchison and Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church on
Monday night and the

Dr. WT. Richardson
Reverend Dr. W.T. Richardson
preaching Tuesday through
Thursday night. Service begins
at 7 p.m. with prayer and wor-
ship at 7:45 p.m.
We hope to see your face in
the place.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of.


06/01/1951 08/22/1998

Death Notice

died on May 18, 2006.
She was employed as a super-
visor for the Florida Department
of Corrections. She was a faith-
ful member of New Hope MBC of
Miami, under the leadership of
Bishiop-Elect Randall and
Pastor Sharlene Holts.
Survivors include: husband,
James Edward Hart; daughter,
Tammy Thomas; and four
Viewing Friday at Martha B.
Solomon Funeral Home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on
Saturday at New Hope
Missionary Baptist Church of
Miami, 1881 N.W. 103 St.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

02/12/54 03/30/01

You are sadly ,missed, but our
love and remembrance of you
are forever in our hearts.
Love, Mom and Dad

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


08/11/50 05/24/99

Nathan, your life ended to
soon; it was very hard when we
had to let you go.
You were loving and kind in all
your ways,
Jovial and friendly to the end
of your days.
You were sincere and true in
heart and mind.
We cherish the memories you
have left behind.
You are greatly missed.
From your loving family.

MING, 89, died May 17 at Jackson
South Community Hospital.
Services were held.

died May 21. Services were held.

TYRONE WRIGHT, 52, Goulds,
died May 14 at V.A. Hospital.
Services were held.

ALESE BYRD, 79, Perrine, died
May 22 at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete.

died May 21 at North Shore
Medical Center. Arrangements are

SAMUEL HANNA, 80, Goulds,
died May 22 at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete.

Death Notice

RUBY HEATH, 59, dietitian
at Parkway Regional Hospital for
30 years, entered into eternal
rest on May 15 at North Shore
Hospice Center. Services were
held at Mt. Hermon on May 20,
2006, 2 p.m.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

Native of Goulds

72, died May 22, 2006.
He is survived by 10 grandchil-
dren and a host of great grand-
children; sister, Jamie Banks
and late brother, Jimmy Banks
and a host of relatives.

Happy Birthday


05/25/1911 02/21/2003

Happy birthday, 'Ma.' You left
us three years ago, but your love
lingers on in our hearts.
Thank God for our unbreak-
able bond.
We love you always, Your fami-
Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

1911- 1996

1946- 1989

To our love ones who have
passed but will never be forgot-
To some you are forgotten, to
some you are of the past.
But, to us, the ones who loved
and lost you, your memories will
always last.
The Family

Eric S. George
Miramar, died May 14. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m. Location will be

Hollywood, died May 20. Service
Saturday 10 a.m. at Bethel
Memorial Temple in Hollywood.

Beach died May 18.
Arrangements are incomplete.

died May 17 at home. Service
Tuesday, 11 a.m. in the chapel.

LEROY RUMPH, 49, Perrine,
died May 17 at Jackson South
Community Hospital. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at the House of
God Church, Perrine.

LUCILLE TAYLOR, 91, died May
21 at Coral Gables Hospital. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at St. Mary Baptist
Church, Coconut Grove.


05/25/1941 11/14/2005

Happy birthday, Mommy. It
been a hard six months. You
were a mother and a friend to
We miss you.
Love your children, grandchil-
dren, great grands, sisters and

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


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The Ward Family

Reverend Douglas Cook

1922- 1999

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JR., 17, student
at Carol City
Senior High
School, died
May 21.
include: par-
ents, Brenda
McCartney and
Jeffrey Johnson
Sr.; grandparent, Juanita Bain; sib-
lings, Shenika, Aisha, Tevin,
Chaveus and Kahlil and grandpar-
ent. Visitation Friday, May 26, 9
a.m. 1 p.m. at Wright Funeral
Home. Carol City Senior High
School from 2 until 6 p.m. at Wright
Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Funeral
Service Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m.
at New Birth Baptist Church.
Interment at Southern Memorial

months old, died
May 18 at

include: parents,
Dernmus and
Cherale; sib-
lings, Yasimen,
Jasimen and
Cernmus Jr.; grandparents, Joyce
(Michael) Sumler, Ervin (Patricia)
Johnson III, Yvette Thomas and
Bernard McRoy. Service Saturday,
May 27, 11 a.m at Wright Funeral
Home Chapel. Interment at
Southern Memorial Park.

EUNICE BOWERS, 77, home-
maker, died May
19 at North
Shore Hospital.
include: chil-
dren, Joyce,

Williams; siblings, Turner Thomas
and Stella Jackson. Service
Saturday May 27, 11 a.m. at New
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church. Interment at Dade
Memorial Park.

11, student, died
May 21 at
Baptist Hospital.
include: parents,
Nelson and
Kamory Saka;
Mandesa and
Ma t t h e w.
Service Saturday, May 27 at Holy
Family Catholic Church 14500 NE
11th Avenue at 10 a.m. Interment at
Fred Hunter Cemetary.

worker, died
May 19 at North
Shore Hospital.
include: sib-
lings, Natalie
Boyer and
aunts, Joyce
Georgia Ruth Moore and Birdie
Mae Bullard. Services will be held
Saturday, May 27, 1 p.m at Antioch
Baptist Church of Brownsville.
Interment at Dade Memorial Park.

housewife, died
May 2 at
Memorial South
Ho s p i t a I .
include: hus-
band, Taleb;
Semetrius, Aaleyah; parents, Betty
Walker and Alvin Blunt; sisters,
Tina Blunt and Veena Maycock.
Service Saturday, May 27, 3 p.m.
at First Deliverance Church of God
in Christ.

manager, died
May 17 at North
Shore Medical
include: chil-
dren, Tanisha
(Chris) and
Mervin; mother
(Sylvester); and brother. Richard
(Brenda). Service Tuesday, May 23,
3 p.m. at Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church and Saturday, May
27, 2 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Missionary
Baptist Church in Hampton, South
Carolina. Interment at Frampton
Cemetery in Hampton, South

childcare work-
er, died May 19
at Jackson
Ho s p i t a Il.
include: chil-
dren, Nicole,
L e r o y ,
Uendis, April,
Angel and
Marcus; father, Ike Hester; siblings,
J.T Gillum, Frankie, Jessie Wooten,
Donna Brown, Rose Mary Jones,
Vivian Hester, Jennie, Joanne
Wooten, Cheryl Givens, Willie Bell,
Patricia, Susette Coleman and
Carrie French. Service Saturday,
May 27, 2:30 p.m. at The Tree of
Life Deliverance.


MILDRED ALVIN, 73, died May
15. Service
Wednesday, 1
p.m. in the

May 19. Sevice
Thursday, 10
a.m. at Church
of the

LEVI MORGAN, 68, died May 16.
Se r vi c e
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Grace
Church of the
First Born.

May 10. Remains will shipped to
Grand Turk for final rites and burial.

JOHN BROWN, 72, died May 20.
Saturday, 1 p.m.
-in the chapel.

MANDY JONES, 72, died May
19. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Antioch
Baptist Church
of Carol City.

BERNICE SMITH, 81, died May
15. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Crooms
Temple Church
of God in Christ.

HATTIE BLOOM, 79, died May
19. Arrangements are incom-


JOHNNIE REDMAN, 45, clerk,
died May 19 at
Miami Heart
Institute. Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. in the

boston conces-
sion manager,
died May 15 at
North Shore
Medical Center,

Saturday, 4 p.m.
in the chapel.

MYRA FLAG, 78, homemaker,
died May 21 at
Cedars Medical
Survivors: son,
Julius Flag; god
son, Tony
Johnson; three
sisters, Sharon
Nelms, Valderine
Alvarez and
Clara Martin.
Service 11 a.m. at Mt. Tabor Baptist

struction worker,
died May 17 at
Cedars Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, 12
p.m. in the

SARAH RILES, 69, homemaker,
died May 20 at
Mercy Hospital.
Service Saturday,
2 p.m. at St. Luke
Baptist Church.

May 14 at Select Specialty Hospital.
Services were held.

JOSEPH BOWIE, 36, construc-
tion worker, died May 16 at North
Shore Medical Center. Services
were held.

employed carrier, died May 18 in
Phoebe Putney, Alabama. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m. in the chapel.


ELOISE JOHNSON, 75, died May
17. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at New Birth
Baptist Church.

PERRY OWENS, 78, died May
10. Services were held.

EVA HUNT, 93, died May 10.
Services were held.

MARY McCLOUD, 69, died May
9. Services were held.

SON, 88, died.
are incomplete.

JAMES JACKSON, 82, died May
10. Survivors: wife for 57 years,
Doris Jackson; two children, Darryl
and Brenda Jackson; six grands;
brother, Steven Sturrup; seven
great grandchildren, four nieces
and four nephews. Services were

Davis and Brice

died May 14.
Saturday at St.
An d r e w s

Lauderdale, died May 19. Service
Tuesday, 1 p.m. in the chapel.

MARY M. YOUNG, 90, home-
maker, died May
20 at
Nursing Home.
Survivors: her
daughter, Almeta
Young; grand-
children, Mary
G., Herietta,
Richard and
Linda Brant; six
great grandchildren; one great
great grandchild. Service Saturday,
10 a.m. at Mt. Sinai Missionary
Baptist Church, 698 NW 47th

JOE GREEN, 69, gardener, died
May 18 at North
Shore Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
in the chapel.

Hallandale, died
May 17. Service
Saturday, 1:30
p.m. at
Baptist Church.

FANNIE HARRELL, 69, died May
10. Services were held.

Martha B. Solomon
ACE THOMAS, 53, died May 15
at Jackson
Hospital .
Services were

BARBARA HART, 56, died May
18. Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at
New Hope Baptist Church.

DAKARI DANIEL, 21 months,
died May 16. Service Saturday, 2

May 21 at Memorial West.
Arrangements are incomplete.

May 19 at Parkway Regional
Medical Center. Services were

In Memoriam

EDITH HUMES, 70, caregiver, In loving memory of,
died May 21.
Arrangements Ih
are incomplete. 1

laborer, died
Wednesday, 11

G. BROWN, 19,
May 10. Service
a.m. in the chapel.


MOSE MOORE, 84, died
at his residence.
S e r v i c e '
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Second
Missionary 1r
Baptist Church.


Mom, grandma you meant so
much to us and we will never
forget you.
With love from your son, Willie:
Sofie. Tatiana. Eric and Angie,
Sean and John.

struction laborer,
died May 16.
Survivors: wife,
Mary P. Taylor;
six children;
brothers and sis-
ters and other
relatives and
friends. Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Mt.
Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

52, marine technician, died May 20.
Survivors: wife, Martha Ferara
Williams; son, Tyjan Williams; moth-
er, Kathleen Sewer; three sisters,
Hariette Wilkins, Helen Stevens and
Brenda Smith; three brothers, Burnet
Williams, Bennett Nicholas and
Devon Dawson. Service Sunday at
Perrine Seven Day Adventist Church.

SARAH A. HOWARD, 51, retired
facility assignment specialist at
BellSouth, died May 15. Services
were held.

housewife, died May 22 at Parkway
Hospice. Arrangements are incom-
Coconut Grove

May 16. Memorial service
Thursday, 3 p.m. in the chapel.

Carey Royal *
GRAND, 36,
died in Haiti.

Saturday, 10
a.m. at
Baptist Church.

May 20 at home. Service Thursday,
9 a.m. in the chapel.

HORACE VICTOR, 67, died May
20 at Cleveland Clinic Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


02/02/1966 05/25/1999

Because he lives I can face to-
morrow; Carlette, Thursday will
be seven years since you sang
your favorite song to your family
and friends.
Your beautiful smile, the joy
you gave to your family and
We will always hold these pre-
cious memories in our hearts.
Remembering you always, Nor-
ma Jean Walker Fickling, moth-
er, brothers, Christopher and
Cederick and many other family
and friends.

Happy Birthday

In lovng memory of,


05/20/68 08/07/05


06/12/31 05/22/02

It has been four years since
your passing and it seems like
only yesterday.
We think of you often, laugh
and cry about all the good times
we shared with you. But God
has better plans.
We will hold your memories
close you our hearts until w
meet again.
From your wife, Louise and
sons. Willie B., Gillespie, twins,
Garrett and Gary Brown.

Death Notice

'BOOTSIE,' a supervisor with
the Miami Dade County Public
Schools, died Tuesday, May 23,
2006 at Parkway Medical Center.
He is survived by three sons,
Anthony, Bobby and Darryl; two
granddaughters, four grand-
sons, an uncle, Charlie; cousins,
other relatives and a host of very
close friends.
Funeral will be 11 a.m., Satur-
day, May 27 at New Way Fellow-
ship Praise and Worship Center,
16800 N.W. 22nd Avenue.
Arrangements entrusted to
Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt Mortuary.

Each day without you is new
and this day for me was hard to
get through. But God said to me,
'My child' you can, because you
know that it was all in the mas-
tees plan.
We miss you. We love you,
'Mike,' always.
Wife, Kara; children, Chris and

Card of Thanks

The mother and the family the


would like to thank the neigh-
bors, friends and family for your
kind expressions of love,
prayers, calls, and your general
acts of sympathy were greatly
Special thanks to Church of
God in Prophecy Miami #1,
Trinity Faith Tabernacle, Pastor
Percy McCoy, Anderson Temple
COGIC, Pastor Wardell
Chadwrick and Overseer Pastor
Gladys Daniels.
A special thanks goes out to
the Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt fami-
You have our heartfelt thanks.
Dr. Inez Rowe and Family

Gregg L. Mason
May 15. Visitation Friday, 2-9 p.m.
and Services Saturday, 10 a.m. at
Gregg L. Mason Chapel.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


10/23/64 05/28/02

Your presence Is among us.
Four years have come and
gone, We sometimes feel lonely,
biut not alone.
We try not to put up too much
fuss, because we know that your
presence is among us. With love, the family.


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As Bishop Catherine P.
Baskin lay in her hospital bed in
February, she envision celebrat-
ing Mothers Day to recognize all
of the mothers she knows at
New Way Fellowship. So, she
asked the Lord for guidance in
her endeavor and was told to
include Pastor Sharlene Holt of
New Hope Baptist Church. The
Mother's Day Breakfast
Celebration was born
under the theme: "A
Mother's Love Lasts
200 mothers from
New Beginning
Christian Center, New
Hope and New Way
responded to the invita-
tion, while Pastor Vera
DuPont accepted the A
invitation to be the keynote
breakfast speaker. Colors of cit-
rus orange and apple green were
worn by the mothers in uniform
style. It was a beautiful sight to
behold as they entered the ban-
quet room at New Way.
Bishop Baskin and Pastor
Holt sat In awe watching the
enthusiasm of the mothers as
they seated themselves. 'Sax-
Wil' serenaded them in their
splendor, followed by worship
and the dance ministry of New
Way serving breakfast consist-
ing of bacon/sausage links, pat-
ties, grits, potatoes, Danish,
fruits, orange and apple juice
and coffee.
Following the breakfast,
Pastor Dupont keyed in on the
sacrifices of mothers and the
intense love they have for their
children. Dupont gave examples
of how it has been demonstrated
many times before the courts; at

the jails; in their marriages; on
their jobs; and at their church-
es. It was a speech that earned a
standing ovation and chorus of
"amens, praise the lords and
Then, the moment of truth
came as Bishop Baskin stood to
provide the ultimate surprise to
all mothers present. She reiter-
ated how Linda Roberts
and others came to her
after the word got out
about the breakfast and
offered their help. As a
result, Roberts brought
over 100 dresses from
David's Bridal and gave
one to each mother,
along with after-five
SKIN purses, an assortment
N of teddy bears, cologne
and other surprises. In other
words, every mother received at
least one gift.
Some of the mothers who
attended include: Linda
Roberts, Ethel Johnson, Annie
Jackson, Pastro V. Grace,
Evangelist Rolle, Deidre
Anderson, Betty Truesdell,
Ayaanna Duncan, Joyce
Gordon, Valeria Andrews and
the honoree sponsor, Bishop
Baskin, who took the time to
thank everyone for supporting
the event.
Senator Dr. Frederica S.
Wilson, founder of the 5000
Role Models of Excellence,
added a new dimension last
Wednesday as she and her
entourage converged upon New
Birth Cathedral for the annual
Scholarship Awards Ceremony,
wherein 115 Role Models

received $1.500 each to attend a
school of his choice.
As the parents and role mod-
els entered the edifice, they were
greeted with a former episode of
The Les Brown Show, which
aired ten-years ago and featured
Senator Wilson, Dr. Walter T.
Richardson, Judge Ralph
Person and several young men
selected to address the topic:
"What Can We Do Do To Save
Our Young People."
Senator Wilson took to the
mic and introduced the
emcees: Rodney
Baltimore, WHOT Hot
105 and Vernon Martin,
alumni office of Florida
Memorial University. They,
in turn, introduced Bishop
Victor T. Curry, pastor of
New Birth, who gave the
meditation that included
the story of Joshua, a 17-
year old boy who was hated
by his brothers because he
wanted to make something out
of himself and, subsequently,
did. The story was relayed to the
role models in hopes of making
an impact on their minds.
Greetings followed from Rep.
Frank Peterman, Jr., St.
Petersburg & Tampa District
55; Willie J. Bryant, executive
director, 5000 Role Models of
Pinellas County
Chapter; and
Commissioner Barbara
J. Jordan. Then
Senator Wilson intro-
duced Dr. Randal
P i n k e t t,
president/CEO, BCT
Partners and The
Apprentice from Season
4. Pinkett was brought
on after the segment in W
which Donald Trump
hired him as The Apprentice was
shown and then the song Money
was played.
Pinkett was invited to Miami
several weeks ago and became
so impressed with Dr. Wilson
and what she is accomplishing,
he volunteered to return to give
encouragement to the graduat-
ing role models. He did just that,

garnering a standing ovation
with all of the 'pomp and cir-
cumstance' that could be mus-
tered musically.
Senator Wilson continued the
program by introducing some of
the sponsors for her program
like Access Health solutions,
Dolphins Stadium, Florida
Memorial University,
Commissioner Barbara J.
Jordan, Miami-Dade Police
Dept.. Sharpton, Brunson &
Co., SFWM, Vista Health Plan,
Beta Tau Zeta Royal
Association, James
Farrington, Ransom
Hill, Macedonia MBC,
Dr. Richard J.
Strachan, United
Christian Fellowship
and Dr. Carl Johnson
and the 93rd Street
Community Baptist
HOLT Church.
As the dais partici-
pants stood, music was played
while the young men received
their awards and shook each of
their hands including the Senior
Role Models of Excellence.
Afterwards Reverend Abraham
Thomas sang If I Could Help
Somebody, the role models
hymn was performed and
Bishop Joseph Watson sent
everyone home with a stirring
Some of the people
behind the scenes were
AKAs La'Trie
Campfield, Shirley
Collins, Emma Curry,
Verna Eddington,
Gloria Green, Queen
Hall, Ossie Hollis, Mary
Jessie, Zeola Jones,
Delores Lockett, Kim
SON McCray, Mildred
McKinney, Rosetta
Peterkin, Laurestine Porter,
Janice Spann-Givens and
Roslyn Sparks.
Also, Tonya Bain, Pamela
Jones, Melody Delancy, Dr.
Donald Hollis who was red-
deck sharp in a red coat, Chico
Arenas, Baljean Smith, Lee's
Photos and 300 parents who
filled the church to watch histo-

ry in the making. Hats off to
Senator Wilson!

The release of a white dove by
Pricilla F. Smith, sister, the
playing of taps by the Coast
Guards and presentation of the
flag to Dr. Inez S. Rowe, moth-
er, ended the tribute for Dwain
Lamar Farrior who met his
demise, May 5, to the shock of
his mother, brother, sisters and
many nieces and nephews. His
passing brought family mem-
bers together that had
not seen each other in
several years.
Ronald Shephard,
brother, came from
Boston; Daanan and
Derrick Strachan
came from Washington,
D.C.; Michael
Strachan came from
New Orleans, LA.; BRn
Andre Person came
from Iraq; Joseph 'Joey'
McCall came from Homestead;
and Bishop Percy McCoy
along with his first lady, Dr.
Lorraine F. Strachan, Richard
B. Strachan and many more
came from Miami.
Kudos go out to the family for
a first-class service beginning
with the Trinity Faith Choir,
where Dr. Rowe is Mother, that
included solos from Ariane and
Andrian Person, LaChan
Gatlin and Christina Morrow.
there were also tributes from
Oscar Julien, Jason Williams,
Dr. Loretta Amica, Kevin
Mozell, Frankie Wheeler,
Jimmie Smith and Ronald W.
Shephard. Overseer Clara
Daniels provided the farewell
The wedding between Marie
Maye Jean-Pierre and
Robenson Thermitus took
place on April 29 followed by a
reception and celebration for
the newlyweds. Leading the
processional were Mr. and Mrs.
Moril Jean-Pierre, parents of
the bride: Mr. and Mrs. Gracia

Thermilus, stepmother and
father of the groom; Karen
Slaughter, maid of honor and
Roddy Calixle, best man
Other members of the party
included bridesmaids and
groomsmen Aniel and Angelo;
Victoria and David; Beatrice
and Rollden; Emma and
Edwin; Sharon, Natalie and
Alex; Louwine and Ralph;
Nadia, Manouchks and
Childer; Rachelle and West;
Nadia, Martine and Jean-
Michel; Jennie and Ralph;
Dorothy and Jhonny;
and Sally.
Also participating
were Wilnie and
Marjorie, flower girls;
Katleen and Darren,
ring bearers and
Guelda Jackson, nar-
rator at the reception.
The reception includ-
ed solos by Aloy Collin,
OWN the bride dancing with
her father, an instru-
mental by Mr. Watson and a
solo by Wilnick Colin. Then
the guests enjoyed dinner and
'party-time' with DJ Cool, DJ
Love and Dj Shooters Mix.
Registration for Cooperative
Charter School, a new addition
to Dade County Charter
Schools concept, began
Monday, May 15, at Zeta
Royale Center. It will be in
partnership with Cooperative
Charter and will operate in the
mornings, while Zeta Center
will continue its 3:30 to 6:30
tutorial program and registra-
Dr. John Johnson, II, former
deputy superintendent of Dade
County Schools, has been
appointed director by Board
Members: Dr. Richard J.
Strachan, chair, Dr. Alice
Johnson, Dr. Enid C. Pinkney,
R.T. Fisher, Eloise B.
Johnson, Chester Coachman,
Reverend Abraham Thomas
and John H. Williams. For
more information, call 954-
260-6027 or 305-691-3209.

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Artist Rubbie Laughlin
Rubble Laughlin was a
Black man of multiple tal-
ents, interests and dimen-
sions, whose greatest
achievements may still have
lain ahead of him when his
life was abruptly cut short by
a tragic automobile accident.
A true American and a true
free spirit, he was a native
South Floridian, born in the
historic Black community of
Seminola Village in Hialeah.
He bravely answered the
nation's call to duty as a dec-
orated member of the United
States Army in Vietnam. An
incessant learner, he subse-
quently attended and gradu-
ated from Tyler Barber
College and became a Mail
Handler and Acting

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Zuberi Laughlin receives resolution from
Kuumba Artists founder,Jolita Dorsett at
the Closing Reception of the 6th Annual
Oscar Thomas Memorial People's Art


Supervisor in the U.S. Post
Office, from which he recent-
ly retired. In many ways,
Rubble successfully lived the
"American Dream," as a
devoted father and grandfa-
ther with a beautiful family

and home, while passionately
pursuing interests as diverse
as hunting and fishing,
motorcycle and bicycle rid-
ing, beer and wine making,
and, of course, art, with his
own unique style of ceramic
and mixed-media expres-
At the same time, he was
even more truly an African in
America deeply conscious
and proud of his Ancestral

heritage. This was evident in
all of his artistic creations
and many of the causes he
embraced. For example, he
was an early member of the
International African
Movement (IAM), the
Coalition for a Free South
Africa, and his family had a
prominent role in establish-
ing the meaningful celebra-
tion of Kwanzaa in South

Rubble will be best remem-
bered for his restlessly intel-
ligent mind, his ready
humor, his seriousness of
purpose in life, his genuine
love, caring and respect for
self and others, his prolific
output of artwork, and, not
to be forgotten, his perma-
nent silhouette by noted
artist Bettye Saar at Miami's
Dr. Martin Luther King
Metrorail Station. His fellow

artists in the Kuumba
Collective, of which he was
one of the longest-tenured
members and part of the
affectionately termed "hard
core," will forever cherish his
comradeship, dedication and
fresh, creative spirit.
Rubble Laughlin lives on
through his many artistic
creations and in *he lives of
everyone whom he has

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A Sparkling Silver Jazz Luncheon was hosted by the Miami
Chapter of Justice, Unity and Generosity. Service
International, Inc. (JUGS). This organization is desirous to
share their time to support educational aspirations of our
youth. The Krossover Jazz provided entertaining music as the
guests enjoyed a delectable lunch. The honorees who are also
committed to making a difference in our community were Dr.
Mildred Berry presented by Bernice Belcher Miller; Dr.
Gershwin Bly presented by Christy Bell; Reverend Dr. C.P.
Preston, Jr. presented by Janie Reeves; Tangela Sears pre-
sented by Dorothy Wilder and Dr. Gwendolyn Robinson pre-
sented by Dr. Marty Pinkston. A musical tribute to the hon-
orees was provided by LeonThomas. The president, Marty
Pinkston, in her closing remarks reflected on her appreciation
for a job well done by the Co-Chairpersons, Mamie Johnston
and Jean Bryant.

Kudos go to Natalie Sanon, who was the recipient of a $1000
Scholarship Award from the Booker T. Washington High School
Class of 1961. She is a senior at Booker T. Washington Senior
High School ranking third in her class. She will attend the
University of Florida in the fall.
SThe Booker T. Washington Class of 1961 will celebrate their
45th Class Reunion, starting with a Mixer, Banquet, Fish Fry
and Worship Service. At the banquet the class will present their
Annual scholarship to Natalie Sanon. The guest speaker will
Sbe former teacher, Georgiana Johnson Bethel. Their special
guests will be former teachers from Booker T. Washington.
Sunday Worship will be at Redeemer Lutheran Church in
Miami Shores, where classmate Vicar James Leggett is the
Pastor. Charlie Mae Smith Culpepper is the class president
and Dr. Gay Ferguson Outler is the vice president.

The Miami-Dade Chapter of Bethune-Cookman College
Alumni Association held its Annual Recognition and Awards
Banquet. The association continues to honor community lead-
ers in the areas of Education; Religion, Business, Sports and
SCivics. Guests were entertained with performances by the
Richmond Heights Middle School Dance Club and a solo by
Patricia Harper-Garrett. Presenter Maude Newbold awarded
the following honorees: Religion Award to Reverend Dr.
Alphonso Jackson Sr. of Second Baptist Church; Civic Awards
to Dr. Astrid Mack, University of Miami-Sickle Cell and Donna
Hildreth, UNCF Director; Education Awards to Dr. Cynthia
Clark, M-DCPS Asst. Superintendent for Leadership and
Development and Patricia Harper-Garrett, Retired M-DCPS
Educator; Business Awards to Wayne Davis, CEO of In-Touch
Logistics, Inc. and Kenneth Dove of Metropolitan Life
Insurance Company; Sports Awards to Carmen Jackson, Girl's
Track Team Coach at M-DCPS Northwestern Sr. High and
Booster Club Award to Audley Coakley. President Willie L.
Jackson thanked all for their support.

During the recent commencement exercises at Florida A&M
University when 1,200 Rattlers received diplomas, two promi-
nent Miamians and FAMU graduates were honored. Civil rights
activists Patricia Stephens Due and Priscilla Stephens
Kruize were honored for their contribution to the country and
to the university. Both spent up to 49 days in jail duting stu-
dent protests. Stephens-Due received an honorary Doctor of
Humane Letters and Stephens Kruize received one of FAMU'S
top awards, the Meritorious Achievement Award.

Happy wedding anniversary
greetings to the following cou-
ples and may you enjoy many
Dewey and Sabrina Knight
III, May 18: Their 4th
Clarence R. and Ruth, May
19th: Their 6th
Congratulations and best
wishes to Da'nita Berina
Jackson and the Reverend
Woodrow Carlton Jenkins
who were married March 20 in
Saint Agnes Episcopal Church.
The Reverend Canon Richard
L. Marquess-Barry was the
Get well wishes to all of you
from all of us. Doretha Payne,
Patricia Allen-Ebron, Frances
Brown, Cleomie Allen-Smith,
Mae Hamilton-Clear, Norman
Carey, Celestine Hepburn-
Brown, Yvonne Johnson-
Gaitor, Jackie Dean, Samuel
'Bow Tie' Ferguson, Pauline
McKinney, Lelia O'Berry,
Christian Stirrup, Albert
Ferguson, Ralph McCartney,
Oscar Morley, Henry Sanky
Newbold and Josephine Rolle.
Father J. Kenneth, Mrs.
Betty Major and their families
along with Nicole's Godmother,
Lenora Braynon-Smith, were
all in attendance on May 13, in
Raleigh, North Carolina at
Saint Augustine's College to
witness Nicole Major's gradua-
tion. Nicole received her BA
Degree. Congratulations.
Fredricka Maura-Bruton
returned home last week after
attending the funeral of her
brother, the Reverend Dr.

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9. Hospitality, Tourism and
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10. Law and Law
Good luck graduates in
Arthur Leroy Maura in your chosen field.
Bridgwater, PA last week. Former Secretary of State
For those in Miami who Colin L. Powell is being
don't know this bit of informa- honored with the 2006 AARP
tion: Vince Carter, the New Andrus Award for his life-
Jersey Nets basketball star, is long dedication to public
the grandson of our own service and social change,
native Miamians Peggy both in the United States
Gabriel-Greene and Clinton and throughout the world.
Greene. His mother is Powell will receive the award
Michelle Carter-Scott. His May 1; The award is named
granduncles are the late, great for AARP founder Ethel
football stars Charlie Herout Percy Andrus.
and (living in Philadelphia, PA) May is Foster Parent
Phillip 'Kinky' Herout. Awareness Month!
Grace Heastie-Patterson Sonny and Millie
of Washington, D.C. and her Ambrister along with their
sister, Elva Heastie-Gamble daughter Lisa have returned
sends a big hello to former home after a fabulous cruise
classmates and old time down in the Caribbean.
friends. Pro-Health magazine is fea-
Congratulations to all 2006 turing for the months of
graduates. I am sure the tas- March and April, the
sel was worth the hassle. President and Chairman of
The top 10 career fields in Access Health Solutions on
America are: its front cover, Dr. Nelson
1. Computers and Leon Adams. It will include
Technology a beautiful story on Dr.
2. Health Care and Allied Adams, his family and his
Health life's work. He has held a
3. Education and Social number of offices in the
Services Medical Association. He
4. Arts and recently accepted the nomi-
Communications nation to serve as president
5. Trades and elect for the 2006-07 term.
Transportation Congratulations Dr. Adams.
6. Management, Business Your mother Naomi is most

proud and your dad, the late
Nelson L. Adams, is smiling
down on you.
Congratulations to all of
our 2006 high school and
college graduates.
Have confidence in yourself
and you can lick anything.
The key to all doors are
open if you have patience.
No one can go back and
make a brand new start.
Anyone can start from now
and make a brand new end-
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By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

Did you know that at any
moment in time you could be
attacked by a serial killer, rapist
or kidnapper. It doesn't matter
where you are, whether it be a
parking lot, alley or outside
your house, someone could be
lurking in the distance watch-
ing your every movement and
waiting for the right moment to
attack you. You can scream, try
to run or fight back; but those
options will not always save
your life. So what do you do
when you're all out of options
and someone is behind you with
a gun screaming "hand over
your purse before I shoot you."
Self-defense refers to actions
taken by a person to defend
oneself, one's property or one's
home. However, many people
think of self-defense as a karate
kick to the groin or jab in the
eyes of an attacker. But self-
defense actually means doing
everything possible to avoid
fighting someone who threatens
or attacks you. Self-defense is
all about using your smarts -
not your fists.
One way to avoid a potential
attack before it happens is to
trtist your instincts. Your intu-
ition, combined with your com-
mon sense, can help get you out
of trouble. For example, if
you're running alone on the
school track and you suddenly
feel like you're being watched,
that could be your intuition
telling you something. .Your
common sense would then tell
you that it's a good idea to get
back to where there are more
people around.
Attackers aren't always
strangers who jump out of dark
alleys. Sadly, teens can; be:
attacked by people they know.
That's where another important
self-defense skill comes into
play. This skill is something
self-defense experts and nego-
tiators call de-escalation.
De-escalating a situation
means speaking or acting in a
way that can prevent things
from getting worse. The classic
example of de-escalation is giv-
ing a robber your money rather
than trying to fight or run. But
de-escalation can work in other
ways, too.
For example, if someone
harasses you when there's no
one else around, you can de-
escalate things by agreeing with

Screaming for help

isn't your only option

Common items like stun guns, pepper spray, mace, tasers,
personal alarms, batons and knives can also be used in this
deadly situation.

him or her (you don't have to
actually believe the taunts
you're just using words to get
you out of a tight spot). Then
you can redirect the bully's
focus ("Oops, I just heard the
bell for third period") and calm-
ly walk away from the situation.
Something as simple as not
losing your temper can de-esca-
late a situation. Learn how to
manage your own anger effec-
tively so that you can talk or
walk away without using your
fists or weapons.
Although de-escalation won't

always work, it can only help
matters if you,remain calm and
don't give the would-be attacker
any extra ammunition. Whether
it's a stranger or someone you
thought you could trust, saying
and doing things that don't
threaten your attacker can give
you some control. Common
items like stun guns, pepper
spray, mace, tasers, personal
alarms, batons and knives can
also be used in this deadly situ-
Another part of self-defense
is doing things that can help

you stay safe. Here are some
tips from the National Crime
Prevention Council that can
save your life:
Understand your surround-
ings. Walk or hang out in areas
that are open, well lit and well
traveled. Become familiar with
the buildings, parking lots,
parks and other places you
walk. Pay particular attention
to places where someone could
hide such as stairways and
Avoid shortcuts that take
you through isolated areas.
If you're going out at night,
travel in a group.
Make sure your friends and
parents know your daily sched-
ule (classes, sports practice,
club meetings, etc.). If you go
on a date or with friends for an
after-game snack, let someone
know where you're going and
when you expect to return.
Check out hangouts. Do
they look safe? Are you com-
fortable being there? Ask your-
self if the people around you
seem to share your views on
fun activities. If you think
they're being reckless, move
Be sure your body language
shows a sense of confidence.
Look like you know where
you're going and act alert.
When riding on public
transportation, sit near the
driver and stay awake.
Attackers are looking for vul-
nerable targets.
Carry a cell phone if possi-
ble. Make sure it's pro-
grammed with your parents'
phone number.
Be willing to report crimes
in your neighborhood and
school to the police.
If all else fails, it may be nec-
essary to use physical force to
protect yourself. If a person
blocks your path to safety or
physically attacks you, your
only recourse may be to fight
back. The best way in fact
the only way to prepare
yourself to fight off an attacker
is to take a self-defense class.
Check out your local YMCA,
community hospital or com-
munity center for classes. If
they don't have them, they may
be able to tell you who does.
Your PE teacher or school
counselor may also be a great
resource. Remember "The
strong take from the weak, but
the smart take from the
strong." -Emerson

By Blair Tiffany Boston
Miami Times Intern

Stephen Pringle is a senior at
Miami Carol City High school
where he wears the crown as Mr.
Miami Carol City. He is well
known at school, but not for the
usual reasons (athletics, clubs,
etc.). What makes Pringle special
is his faith. He is often seen car-
rying around his bible or speak-
ing the Word of God.
When asked by one of his
friends to describe him, they
responded with "A true
friend...someone who will stick
by your side when no one else
will." Stephen is the embodiment
of this quote. Whenever there is
nowhere else to turn, he is there
to help without hesitation.
Another friend of his says,
"Whether he is giving hope and
instilling faith, helping with
homework or just listening to
me, he is someone I can depend
Pringle has accomplished a lot
during his four years of high
school. He was a superior rated
soloist in chorus, on the superi-
or honor roll, a Silver Knight
nominee in the category of
speech and is graduating in the
top 15% of his senior class.
Despite all of his accomplish-
ments, he remains humble and
thanks God for everything he

has been blessed with.
He also thanks his mother,
Marisse McCray; Godmother
Juanita Buggs and his Uncle
Teddy for everything they have
done for him. They are the chief
influences in his life and have
helped him become the man he
is today. He thanks his Miami
Carol City family, Voices of
Heritage (VOH), his teachers and
his extended family and friends
for supporting and believing in
him throughout life and taking
heed to his words of wisdom.
His passions are playing the
piano, singing and acting. He
says the African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center helped him
further his talents, goals and
ambitions, especially his vocal
instructor, Isis Roberts. Pringle
will be attending FAMU in the
fall with Pharmacy and Theology
as his majors. His goals are to
become a preacher and a phar-
After college, he plans on
assisting others and helping
change the negative view of
Christians in society. He also
wants to help as many people as
he can go to heaven. His faith is
the guiding light in his life and
he uses it to guide the life of
those around him as well. His
famous words are "If you gon'
pray, don't worry, if you gon'
worry, don't pray."

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swimming toward an unknown location? Are you fishing for
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this issue. Can problem will be cleared up; but if it isn't
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In the next couple of weeks the Class of 2006 will be walking
down the aisle to receive their diplomas. It will be a time of joy,
laughter and tears for each and everyone will be going on their
separate paths in life. So if you are interested in saying farewell
to your graduating friends. Please email me your name, school
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Liberty City's 54th Street will receive facelift

By Terrell Clayton
Miami Times Writer
An area of Liberty City that was
once viewed with pride and luster
has become one of the county's
most blighted areas in desperate
need of immediate structural reno-
vations and economic growth.
Miami-Dade County Commissioner
Audrey M. Edmonson and the
Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) held a press
conference last Wednesday to
unveil a joint venture to revitalize

Elaine Black, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson and Leroy
Brown address members of the community.

the 54th Street Corridor.
"Miami-Dade County will augment
FDOT's beautification efforts by
planning, developing and implement-
ing a comprehensive economic revi-
talization plan. "62nd street has
already been done so now it's time
for us to take time out and initiate
something on 54th street."
Commissioner Edmonson said.
The new initiative will redesign the
sidewalks and streets while revamp-
ing the general streetscape on 54th
Street between NW 17th to NW 38th
Avenue. "Together we are going to

change the 54th street corridor; one of our
main problems is the lack of significant infra-
structure. I have assembled a team of the most
experienced organizations in Miami-Dade
County to provide technical assistance." said
Their will be two phases to the revitalization
project. The first phase will be the Economic
Development Phase which will start no later
than October 1, focusing on 'Mom and Pop'
grant programs. Two Miami-Dade county pro-
grams will lend support the revitalization.
Metro-Miami Action Plan will develop a specific
commercial facade program that will give the
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Miami-Dade County's Official Economic Development Partnership

Quality sports apparel

Full Name of Business
Team Fergo
1071 E 28th Street
Hialeah, Fl 33027

Year Established
January 1999



Number of full-
time/part-time employ-
22 full-time/ 3 part-time

Athletic team uniforms

Who does your business
best' serve and why?
My company serves col-
lege, high school and
youth leagues.

Why did you start this
business and how has it
I started this business to
give my customers the
opportunity to custom
build their own uniforms.
Normally in sports
apparel there are normal
stock uniforms that have
solid colors and don't
have any dazz to them. I
wanted to bring a differ-
ent flavor to the uniforms
by importing new styles
and colors to it.

What obstacles have
you faced and how did
you overcome them?
One of the main obsta-
cles I faced was starting
the business off. Having
the stress of worrying
about payroll was one of
the main problems as it
is with many businesses.
Other mistakes that I've
encountered are things
such as bad partnerships
within ventures. My
strength, perseverance
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well rounded and get
through all the obstacles.

How,,.have your past
experiences helped
meet the needs of your
My first opportunity to
make uniforms failed
horribly. The tragedy I
experienced helped me
make sure I took my time
with whatever I do today
and make sure I dot all
my X's and O's. It has
helped me serve the peo-
ple today the right way. I
take things really hard
when I fail in something
so I make sure I can
avoid hardships. Again
faith helps me get
through hard times so I
try not to worry as I did
in the past.

Where did you get the
name of your business
and does it have any sig-
nificant meaning?
My uniforms and it's logo
are a symbol for every
generation. My uniforms
stand as a bridge of unity
for every race and Fergo
means it's something
everyone can enjoy. Also,
my last name is Ferguson
so it's an abbreviation of
my name.

JMFE holds Black awards

Five South Florida leaders
were honored for their commit-
ment and service to our local
community at JM Family
Enterprises, Inc. (JMFE) and
Southeast Toyota Distributors,
LLC (SET)'s 14th annual
African-American Achievers
awards ceremony held recently
at the Broward County
Convention Center. Attendees
were inspired by each
Achiever's impressive accom-
plishments, humility and the
inspirational examples they
consistently set for others.
The 2006 honorees are: Tony
Thompson, Benjamin
Williams, Levi G. Williams, C.
Ron Alien and Alycia LaFavor.
Established in 1993 by
LJMFE and SET, this event is
the only one of its kind in
South Florida. The program
included remarks by JM
Family's Founder and
Honorary Chairman Jim
Moran and his wife Jan Moran,
senior vice president of JMFE.
An added highlight was open-

Alycia LaFavor accepts the Jerome Edmund Gray Youth Achiever awa
from Rick Noland (not shown), board of director of The Jim Mor
Foundation and member of the advisory board for the Jim Moran Institu
of Global Entrepreneurship at the College of Business at Florida Sta
University, and Dwight Lauderdale, anchor, WPLG-TV Local 10.

ing and closing vocal perform-
ances by Henry L. Brown, III.
"These Achievers have done
so much for our community,"
said Jim Moran. "I am grate-
ful to them for accepting this
award, for they have worked
hard and deserve this recogni-
tion. I also thank our judges
for their time and effort and
our media partners WPLG
TV Local 10 and WEDR 99
JAMZ radio for their gener-
ous support. JM Family looks
forward to continuing this spe-
cial community tradition for
many years to come."
Dwight Lauderdale, WPLG-
TV Local 10 news anchor,
served as the evening's emcee,
which he has done for many
years. Local 10 has been a
sponsor of the event for the
past decade. In honor of the
Achievers, JMFE and SET':
ird donated a total of $20,000 --':
'an $5,000 in each adult
ute Achiever's name to the char-
ate ity or charities of his choice.
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Urban investors summit moderated by James T.

Greater Miami Chamber of
Commerce will be the site of an
unprecedented "investors
summit" to raise awareness
among "next generation"
urban investors, professionals
and entrepreneurs about the
importance of financial
empowerment, specifically
building wealth through real
estate investing, equities mar-
ket and business and franchis-
ing opportunities.
The Greater Miami Chamber
of Commerce, one of the city's

leading and most visible busi-
ness organizations, is opening
its doors to the urban commu-
nity. Michael Chatman,
Founder of Urban Real Estate
Investors Association (UREIA),
James T., news radio talk
show host, WTPS 1080AM
and Bob Franquiz, Pastor of
Calvary Fellowship (one of
South Florida's fastest growing
"next generation" and ethnical-
ly diverse churches) have
pledged to work together to
coordinate the event under the

James T.


theme "Next Generation Urban
Investors Summit."
Michael Chatman, Liberty
City native and business
development consultant, revo-
lutionized the training and
consulting industry by becom-
ing one of the nation's most
sought-after "next generation"
communicators and consult-
ants, having spoken to more
than two million young urban
professionals, investors and
business owners throughout
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Sealed bids for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment for the fol-
lowing 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.
June 14. 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 responsive-
ness review.

PROJECT NAME: NW72''venue ''' :


LOCATION: NW 72 Avenue from NW 74 Street to Okeechobee

DESCRIPTION: The project consists of furnishing all supervision,
labor, materials, equipment and tools, and in performing all operations
necessary for roadway widening. This contract consist but it is not lim-
ited to the following: widening the existing roadway from two (2)
lanes to four (4) lanes with a painted median, continuous drainage sys-
tem, sidewalks, curb and gutter, signing and pavement markings, sig-
nalization, concrete barrier walls and a new bridge over the Miami
Canal connecting with Okeechobee Road.

A Pre-Bid Conference to answer any questions regarding this project
will be held on Wednesday. May 31. 2006 at 10:30 a.m. in the 15th
Rear Conference Room, of the Stephen P. Clark Center located at 111
N.W. 1st Street.

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 inspec tion
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 15% CSBE SUBCONTRACT 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) calendar days after the bid opening. Disregard anything to
the contrary within these Contract Documents.

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 noti-
fication by the Department of Business Development (DBD), bid-
ders 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 commitment letter at the time of bid sub-
mission shall render the bid non-responsive. Examples of
defects include, but are not limited to improperly executed letters,
the listing of an unidentifiable CSBE and percentage miscalcula-
tions 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 men-
tioned 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 bid-
ders whose SOI's Affidavits are responsive. Those deemed
responsive will have Envelope "B" opened and prices read aloud.

Community Workforce Program (CWP) (Not Applicable)

In accordanceiwith Dade County Ordinance No. 03-01, pi4 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 documents 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 within ten (10)
consecutive work days after being notified of the availability of the pre-
scribed contract forms, enter into a written contract with the Board of
County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida in accordance
with the accepted bid, and give a Contractor's Performance and
Payment bond satis factory to the Board of County Commission ers,
Miami-Dade County, Florida, equal to one hundred (100%) percent of
the contract 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, satisfac-
tory 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 herein, including but not limited to, any extended mainte-
nance obligations.


To request a copy of any ordinance, resolution and/or administra-
tive order cited in this bid solicitation, 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 Silence" is imposed upon RFPs, RFQs, or bids
after advertisement and terminates at the time the County Manager
issues a written recommendation to the Board of County
Commissioners. The Cone of Silence prohibits communication
regarding RFPs, RFQs, or bids between: A) potential vendors, serv-
ice providers, bidders, lobbyists or consultants and the County's pro-
fessional staff including, but not limited to, the County Manager and the
County 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 respec-
tive 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 consultant
and any member of the selection committee therefore; E) the Mayor,
County Commissioners or their respective staffs and member of the
selection committee therefore; F) any member of the County's profes-
sional staff and any member of the selection committee therefore.

Section 2.11.1(t) of the County Code and Administrative Order 3-27, as
amended, permits oral communications regarding a particular RFP,
RFQ or bid for solicitation of goods or services between any person
and the procurement officer responsible for administering the procure-
ment process for such RFP, RFQ, or bid, provided that the communi-
cation 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 docu-
ment. Bidders must file a copy of any written communications with the

Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available to any person upon

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 proposer and bidder shall render any RFP
award, RFQ award, or bid award voidable. Any person having person-
al 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 referenothe act'ialIGone
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

Ordinance No. 90-143, The Responsible Wages and Benefits Ordi
nance, 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 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 document.

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
suppliers 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 subcontractors or suppliers on the
contract. In the latter case, the listing must expressly state no
subcontractors or suppliers will be used on the contract.

Timely submission of a properly completed and signed
"Subcontractor/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 subcon-
tractors 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 Prospectivb 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 specified in the Instructions
to Prospective Contractor, Appendix "A", Paragraph 21.

All bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes bearing on the out-
side 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 person, 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 assistance in
doing business with Miami-Dade County, vendor registration and cer-
tification, and current contracting opportunities countywide. Vendor
Assistance staff can be reached by phone at 305-375-5773 or on the
web at





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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: 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.

These solicitations are subject to the "Cone of Silence" in accordance with
County Ordinance No. 98-106.




Public Health Trust 2006
Applications are now being accepted for the Board of Trustees of the Public Health Trust
of Miami-Dade County, the governing authority for Jackson Health System. Trustees
serve without compensation for staggered terms of three years. There are six vacancies
for the 2006 appointment process. The PHT Nominating Council will contact selected
applicants for interviews. Those applicants selected for interview will be subject to a back-
ground check. The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, upon recommendation
of the Nominating Council, will make appointments to the Board of Trustees.
Application forms may be obtained from the Office of the County Manager, 111 NW 1st
Street, Suite 2910, or online at All applications must be received
by Kay Sullivan, Clerk of the Board, at 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 17-202, Miami Florida,
33128 no later than June 2, 2006 by 4:00 pm. Emails or facsimiles of the application will
not be accepted. For additional information, please call 305-375-2531.


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.


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, June 7. 2006. Bidders satisfying all requirements stated
in this Contract shall be notified to participate in the Bid Opening
activities on June 9, 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 Beach Erosion and
Renourishment Project



LOCATION: Various locations from Government Cut through
Sunny Isles Beach

DESCRIPTION: Complete beach renourishment projects for
badly eroded portions of Miami-Dade County beaches.

To answer any questions regarding this project, a Pre-Bid meet-
ing will be held on Tuesday May 30th, 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, Wednesday May 10, 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 Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida for
each set of documents.

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 10% has
been established for this project. Compliance with these
Ordinances is required for all contractors submitting a bid
for this project. See "Participation Provisions" which are
bound herein and are made part of the Specifications and
Contract Documents.

This Contract is NOT subject to a Community Workforce
Goal in accordance with Ordinance 03-1 Administrative
Order 3-37. The Workforce Goal is not applicable for this

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 SIAis defec-
tive (see included Participations Provisions) the bidder 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 presentation
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 require-
ments 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 bear-
ing on the outside the name of the Bidder, his address, the num-
ber of the project for which the bid is submitted, and the date of
opening. Bids will be opened promptly at the submittal deadline.
Bids received after the first bid envelope or container has been
opened will not be opened or considered. The Bid must also be
accompanied by a certified check or acceptable bid bond in the
amount not less than 5% of the Base Bid as guarantee that the
bidder, if awarded the contract, will within 10 consecutive work


days after being notified of the availability of the prescribed forms,
enter into a written contract with the Board of County
Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida in accordance
with the accepted bid, and give a performance bond satisfactory
to the Board of County Commissioners, Miami-Dade County,
Florida, as provided in the terms and conditions of the contract

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,pounty Commissioners. The Cone of Silence prohibits any
communication regarding RFPs, RFQ,s or bids between, among

* Potential vendors, service providers, lobbyists or consultants
and the County's professional staff including, but nbt 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 writing
and file a copy with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made
available to any person upon request. Written communications
may be in the form of e-mail, with a copy to the Clerk of the Board
at mailto:CLERKBCC()miamidade.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 referenced for this
contract document. To request a copy of any ordinance, resolu-
tion 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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2006 Goals conference successful

The Greater Miami
Clhaiber of
(Commerce recently
had its 2006 Goals
Colnerence. Here are
sonie of the workshop
recomme ln d a t i ons
that were outlined by
(ihe Regional Business

To assist in creating
and sustaining eco-
nomically viable
Black-owned firms by:
1. Designing
uniquely crafted edu-
cational opportunities
through workshops,
seminars and speak-

marketing strategy
whose basis is to find
branding opportuni-
ties and marketing
BBI programs and
3. Developing
strategic partners to

promoting greater
participation of Black
owned firms in
Advocacy on all levels
of government.
5. Creating unique
yet structured net-
working opportuni-
ties on a quarterly

(i-r) Trevor Duhaney, President/CEO of Duhaney Pontiac Buick GMC; Nairobi K. Abrams, Director of
Development at FlU College of Education; Dwayne A. Winn, President/CEO of Afro-Carribean Trading Group, Inc.;
and Jeff Bridges, Sr. VP Operations and Strategic Initiatives at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Development Group
and Black Business
Initiatives Committee


OF DADE seeking
Director to design,
implement internal
and external commu-
nications for Union.
Need superb advoca-
cy writing skills,
knowledge of latest
technology, 10 years
experience preferred;
excellent judgment,
leadership, accounta-
Experience directing
complex strategic,
political communica-
tions. Fluency 'in
Spanish preferred.
Competitive salary
based upon previous
Full benefit package
including retirement
and health insurance.
Send resume to:
Chief of Staff, UTD,
2200 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137 or

ing engagements build a collective
designed to address resource designed to
the needs of Black- assist specific needs
owned firms. of Black-owned firms.
2. Developing a 4. Encouraging and

basis to include a
welcome to Miami
reception for new
businesses (Black) to
South Florida.













JUNE 28, 2006 AT 2:00 PM
JUNE 30, 2006 AT 2:00 PM
JUNE 08, 2006 AT 10:00 AM
JUNE 20, 2006
YES AMOUNT Bid must be accompanied by a
cashier's check or bid bond made
payable to the public heath trust in
the amount equal to 5% of the base



305-585-1302 / FAX 305-585-8050


visit our website at and go to the jackson health system tab forward by the procure-
ment section to download a vendor registration package. The website also displays bids, rfp's, bid open-
ing, scheduled selection committee meetings, award recommendations, the applicable procurement
legislation and the current procurement regulations.

1450 N.E. 2ND AVENUE

Sealed bids for categories of items listed below will be received, at the address listed, on the designat-
ed date. Said bids will be publicly opened and read in the Board auditorium, Miami-Dade County School
Board Administration Building. Bids are to be placed in the 'BID BOX' in Room 351, by 2:00 P.M., on
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
Board meetings will be available in the DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT on the Monday
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
6Gx13-3C-1.11, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings."

Bid Number Opening Title Pre-Bid Conference
Download Date Addendums

043-FF05 6/8/2006 MARKER BOARDS

100-FF10 5/23/2006 Moving and Installing of Relocatable Available
Buildings Addendums


Miami Dade Aviation Department design Project Numbers: 737F

Bid Package #: #9, CD Infill Gate Control Tower Finish Out

SEALED BIDS: for the above designated project will be received at the Managing General Contractor's
offices (Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V.), located at Corner of NW 22 Street and Primeter Road, BLDG. 3025,
Miami, Florida 33159 no later than June 2, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. local time, or as modified by addendum,
at which time all Bids will be taken to a room to be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after
the time and date specified will not be considered. Bidders are invited to be present.

General Project Scope of Work:

Completion of finishes at the ground trafic control tower, located at Miami International Airport between
Concourse C and Concourse D. The scope of work includes providing all required general construction
at Project 737F as per the information included in with the Bid Package.

Owner's Estimated Value:

Bid Package #9, CD Infill Gate Control Tower Finish Out,'$831,000.00

Design Professionals:

Design Project#737F Wolfberg Alveraze, 1500 San Remo Ave., Suite 300, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Pre-Bid Meeting There will be a pre-bid meeting for all Biders held on May 23, 2006 at
10:00 a.m., at Concourse A, 4th Floor Auditorium, Miami International Airport, Miami Florida.
Attendance is not mandatory, but bidders are encouraged to attend.
Bid Bond A 5% Bid Guaranty is required. The guaranty may be in the form of a surety bond-
or a cahsier's check, bank money order, or certified check payable to Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V.
DBE Participation Bids are subject to a 21% DBE participation requirement.
Community Workforce Program: Bids are subject to a 29% Community Workforce
Program requirement.
Performance and Payment Bond: 100% Performance and Payment Bonds are
required for this work.
No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 180 days after the date of bid receipt.
No qualifications and or exceptions will be considered.
Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive informali-
ties and irregularities, or to re-advertise the work. Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V., by choosing to
exercise its right of rejection, does so without the imposition of any liability against Parsons-
Odebretch, J.V. by any and all bidders.

BID DOCUMENTS: bid Documents will be available begining Tuesday, May 16, 2006. In order to
obtain Bid Documents, Prospetive bidders must contact Erick Dickens of Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. at
305-869-4485 for instructions on obtaining such documents. The process of obtaining Bid Documents
is outlined below:
Prospective bidders or their authorized representatives shall present identification and docu-
mentation to Parsons-Odebecht, J.V. that they are a licensed architect,
engineer or contractor who may perform work on or related to these projects.
Prospective bidders or their authorized represenatives shall sign a Confidentially Affidavit,
which will be provided and notarized, certifying that the company and each employee agrees,
that in accordance with Florida Statutes 119.07(3)(ee), to maintain the exempt status of the
information contained in the Bid Documents. Each bidder shall also furnish an address, tele-
phone and fax numbers for the purpose of contact during the bidding process.
Prospective bidders must provide payment with a cashier's check or money order only to
Parson's-Odebrecht, J.V. in the amount of $500.00 for each set of Bid Documents.
Upon satisfaction of the above, propective Bidder will be authorized to pickup the Bid
Documents from Ridgeway's Best Digital, 1915 NW 82 Avenue, Miami, FL 33122, Phone

After the Bid, holders of Bid Documents will receive a refund of $300.00 for each complete set of bid
Documents returned to Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. after the Bid.

Bid Documents will also be available for inspection by interested parties on business days during the
hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the locations listed below. At the time of inspection, 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 employ-
ee agrees, that in acordance with Florida Statue 119.07(3) (ee), to maintain the exempt status of the
imformation contained in the Bid Documents prior to reviewing the Bid Documents. In addition, interest-
ed parties are advised that individuals will be monitored while reviewing these documents. Interested
parties may take notes, however, no photographs and/or copying of the documents will be allowed.
Individuals viewing plans at these locations shall be required to sign Confidentiality Affidavits as
described above.

(1) ContractorsResource Center
1730 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 201
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 577-3738

(2) Latin Builders Association
782 NW LeJeune Road
Suite 450
Miami, FL 33126
(305) 446-5989

(3) Parsons-Odebercht, J.V. Project Office
NW 22 Street and Primeter Road
Building 3025
Miami International Airport
(305) 869-4200

All questions regarding this bid should be addressed in writing to Jorge Rios of Parsons-Odebrecht,
J.V., 305-869-4200 (phone), 305-869-5656 (fax), georqe,rios() (e-mail).

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Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at
located at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami FL 33133 for the fol-



(Deadline for request for additional information/clarification: 6/5/06)

A MANDATORY pre-bid conference and site visit will be held on Thursday,
June 1, 2006 at 10:00 am, City of Miami Police Department, 400 NW 2nd
Ave., Miami, FL 33128 (meet in lobby). The purpose of this conference is to
allow potential Bidders an opportunity to present questions to staff and
obtain clarification of the requirements of the Bid documents. It is mandato-
ry that a representative (s) of the bidder attend in order to qualify to bid.

Detailed specifications for this bid are available upon request at the City of
Miami, Purchasing Department, 444 SW 2nd Avenue, Sixth Floor, Miami, FL
33130 or download from City's website at
Telephone No. 305-416-1906.

NANCE NO. 12271.

Joe Arriola I.(. 1
City Manager '

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buildings and businesses a
new look. The Beacon
Council will help recruit new
businesses to the area and
put special emphasis on
bringing general obligation
funding to 54th Street. Also,
the South Florida Regional
Planning Council and the
South Florida Lic will also
work with Commissioner

Phase I of t
Phase II w
livable com
tive. This
walks and
the area ped
fic friendly.
is making (
street to ma
business liki
There will

one of Miami's oldest areas

to complete meeting at the Joseph Caleb watched it as it has gone
he revitalization Center on May 24, at 6 p.m. down from a bustling type
at the 110 meeting room corridor to more of a dilapi-
rill be the FDOT with a primary objective of dated corridor. Once this is
munities initia- getting the community's finished it should bring pride
consists of the input on what they would to our communityy"
n of swells, side- like their community to look Edmonson has launched
streets making like. her re-election campaign.
;estrian and traf- "It should take approxi- She was appointed to serve
Their main goal mately one to two years and out the remainder of former
changes on the it will definitely benefit the District 3 commissioner
ike it look more community. As a child, I Barbara Carey-Shuler's term
e. grew up in this community when Carey-Shuler resigned
be a community on 51st Street and I've to care for family members.

Black achievers honored with awards by JMFE

continued from 5D

This year's Achievers con-
tributed to the following
organizations: Friends of the
African-American Research
Library and Cultural Center;
Metropolitan Diversity
Theater Company; The
Broward Education
Foundation, Inc.; Minority
Development and
Empowerment, Inc.; Friends

of Children; Urban League of
Broward County; Kids in
Distress; Deliver the Dream;
and The Knights of
Pythagoras Mentoring
Among the recognitions
presented each year is the
Youth Achiever award, named
in memory of 1995 African-
American Achiever Jerome
Edmund Gray, Esq. It is
given by The Jim Moran
Foundation, Inc. (TJMF) in

partnership with the Jim
Moran Institute for Global
Entrepreneurship at Florida
State University (FSU). The
Youth Achiever received a
needs-based, four-year schol-
arship to FSU. Rick Noland,
board of director of TJMF and
member of the advisory board
for the Jim Moran Institute for
Global Entrepreneurship at
the College of Business at
FSU,. helped present the
Youth Achiever award.

The evening concluded with
remarks from JM Family
President and CEO Colin
Brown. "This event helps cre-
ate a platform through
which people who are
unsung heroes can be recog-
nized and become role mod-
els," he said. "It's part of
JM Family's ongoing com-
mitment to make our com-
munity a better place to live
and to give back in a mean-
ingful way."

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the country.
The Next Generation Urban
Investors Summit will feature a six-
member panel discussing topics
ranging from buying foreclosures,
purchasing below market value
bank-owned properties, under-
standing real estate cycles, stocks
and bonds, franchising and raising
capital for your business.
The Next Generation Investors
Summit will take place on
Saturday, June 10 at Greater
Miami Chamber of Commerce, R.
Ray Goode Conference room -
located inside the Radisson Hotel
(Ballroom Level), 1601 Biscayne
Blvd. Doors open at 9 a.m. All inter-
ested parties must register in
advance. Reservations can be made
via email at or by
calling 305-479-2403.
James Thomas, affectionately
known as "James T," former Hot
105 FM radio personality and cur-
rent WTPS-AM news radio talk

show host, will be the moderator.
"There are only three ways to
build wealth. You can invest in real
estate, invest in the equities market
through stocks and bonds or start
and build a successful business.
Building wealth and planning for
your financial future is a hot and
important topic for urban investors,
especially "next generation" profes-
sionals in South Florida who desire
to be more than consumers and
become investors," said James
Thomas. "America's next genera-
tion leaders are bright and ambi-
tious, yet face very different chal-
lenges today than even their par-
ents did when it comes to personal
finance and investments. Providing
them the resources they need to be
successful is the critical first step in
helping them to secure their finan-
cial futures," he added.
"The Next Generation Urban
Investors Summit is intentional
about bringing the entire young
urban professionals community
together," commented Bob
Franquiz, Pastor of Calvary
Fellowship in Miami Lakes.


PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT a meeting of the Capital Improvement
Projects and Beautification Advisory Committee of the Southeast
Overtown/Park West and Omni Redevelopment Agencies (CRA) will take
place at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, in the offices of the CRA locat-
ed at 49 NW 5th Street, Suite 100, Miami, Florida.

All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, please
contact the CRA Office at (305) 679-6800.

Frank K. Rollason, Executive Director
(#15740) SEOPW and Omni CRAs


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



(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 5/31/06)

A MANDATORY pre-bid conference and site visit will be held on Friday,
May 26, 2006 at 10:00 AM at Miami Riverside Center Buildinq, 444 SW 2"'
Ave.. Miami, Fl.. 6" Floor. The purpose of this conference is to allow poten-
tial Bidders an opportunity to present questions to staff and obtain clarifica-
tion of the requirements of the Bid documents. It is mandatory that a repre-
sentative (s) of the bidder attend in order to qualify to bid. Detailed specifi-
cations for this bid are available upon request at the City of Miami,
Purchasing Department, 444 SW 2nd Avenue, Sixth Floor, Miami, FL 33130
or download from City's website at
Telephone No. 305-416-1906.

NANCE NO. 12271.

Joe Arriola
City Manager
AD No. 14340

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City of Miami police looking for new officers
Monday Friday, from 8am -
City of Miami Police Officer Rrecruitment begins May 30 5pm, excluding legal holi-
day x.

The City of Miami will begin
accepting applications for
Police Officers on May 30,
until Friday, June 16. The
City of Miami Police Officers
earn a starting salary of $37,
817 annually and receive
excellent benefits, pension,
training and outstanding
promotional opportunities.
A one time FDLE certifica-
tion of $1648 is to be provid-
ed to probationary employees
upon completion of probation
regardless when his/her pro-
bation ends.

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Applicants must have
turned 19 years of age by
September 22, 2005 and they
must present the following
documentation: proof of
passing score on the FBAT,
CJBAT or FDLE police exam-
ination; valid driver's license
from any state; high school
diploma, GED or higher;
proof of U.S. citizenship; a
notarized non-smoker's affi-
davit; if claiming veteran's
preference, must bring mili-
tary discharge papers and a
Background Investigation

The official applicant form,
the background form and the
Non-Smoker's Affidavit can
be obtained from the City of
Miami Employment Office or
downloaded from the City
website at In
addition, eligible applicants
will be required to pass a
written, entry level exam.
Applications must be sub-
mitted to the City of Miami
Employment Office at 444
SW 2nd Avenue, Room 129,

Those interested can obtain
more information on docu-
mentation requirements and
additional important details
by visiting the city's website
at or by
calling the Job Hotline at
Only completed applica-
tions will be accepted.
Applications will be accepted
until Friday, June 16 or until
the first 500 completed
applications have been sub-
mitted, whichever occurs

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DOH Bureau of Immunization
Operations and Management Consultant 1
Ft. Lauderdale
Requisition #64001509
Closing Date: 05/29/06
The candidate filling this position provides technical assistance, consulta-
tion and implementation of public and private sector immunization activities
in Broward, Glades and Hendry Counties, Florida. Minimum qualifications
include one year of immunization work experience and audit/survey experi-
ence, proficiency with all Microsoft Office programs and have the ability to
supervise other personnel. College degree preferred, however, work expe-
rience may substitute for educational requirement. Extensive travel
required. Employment is contingent upon results of background check and
fingerprinting. Submit State of Florida application online at or fax application to 904-636-2627. For further
information call 877-562-7287. EEO/AA/VP Employer.

Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her office
located at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami FL 33133 for the fol-
(Deadline for request for additional information/clarification: 6/7/06)
Detailed specifications for this bid are available upon request at the City of
Miami, Purchasing Department, 444 SW 2nd Avenue, Sixth Floor, Miami, FL
33130 or download from City's website at
Telephone No. 305-416-1906.
NANCE NO. 12271.
Joe Arriola
City Manager i ^
AD NO. 6791 ..

MIAMI Commissioner Barbara Jordan
SMiami-Dade County, District One
in conjunction with
Oscar Braynon II, Vice Mayor
City of Miami Gardens

Cordially Invites You To Attend

The North Dade Small Business Forum :.

Thursday, June 8, 2006 I

at 6:00pm

Florida Memorial University

Albert E. and Sadie B. Smith Conference Center
15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33054

Why You Should Attend:
* Learn how to tap into millions of PTP dollars
* Learn how to participate in the Super Bowl Emerging Business program
" Meet contracting officers and prime contractors
* Be a part of an exclusive networking opportunity designed to create powerful
* Receive a complete schedule of workshops on DBE certification, bonding and
financial assistance
" Benefit from meeting and interacting with procurement officers from
various private and public sectors
For more information, contact Michelle Simmons, Public Involvement
Coordinator, Miami-Dade Transit at 305-375-4625, or Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan's MIAMI-DADE
office at 305-375-5694 TRANSIT

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Miami Dade Aviation Department design Project Numbers: 747B

Bid Package #: #10 Shell, #11 Finishes; #12 Mechanical; #13 Electrical; #14
BMS/Fire Alarm

SEALED BIDS for the above designated project will be received at the Managing General Contractor's
offices (Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V.), located at Corner of NW 22 Street and Primeter Road, BLDG. 3025,
Miami, Florida 33159 no later than June 9, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. local time, or as modified by addendum,
at which time all Bids will be taken to a room to be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after
the time and date specified will not be considered. Bidders are invited to be present.

General Project Scope of Work:

The scope of the work includes providing all general construction at Project 747B as per the informa-
tion included with the Bid Packages. Infill of Concourses A and B, consisting of the construction and fin-
ish out of a three (3) story terminal expansion on the north side of the exsisting structure at Miami
International Airport, Miami FL. The project includes foundations, structual frame, exterior
envelope/roofing, interim partition and finishes, flooring walls, ceilings, MEP, HVAC, building security
and fire protection systems, electrical systems including FPL vault, new main switchgear, main electri-
cal room amd emergency generators.

Owner's Estimated Value:

Bid Package #10, Shel
Bid Package #11, Finis
Bid Package #12, Mec
Bid Package #13, Elec
Bid Package #14, BMS

Design Professionals:

Design Project#747B

II Package
shes Package,
hanical Package,
tircal Package,
I/Fire Alarm,

$ 26.900,000

Leo A. Daly, 3390 Mary Street, Suite 216, Miami, FL 33133

Pre-Bid Meeting -There will be a pre-bid meeting for all Biders held on May 23, 2006 at
10:00 a.m., at Concourse A, 4th Floor Auditorium, Miami InternationalAirport, Miami Florida.
Attendance is not mandatory, but bidders are encouraged to attend.
Bid Bond A 5% Bid Guaranty is required. The guaranty may be in the form of a surety bond
or a cahsier's check, bank money order, or certified check payable to
Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V.
DBE Participation Bids are subject to a 21% DBE participation requirement.
Community Workforce Program: Bids are subject to a 29% Community Workforce
Program requirement.
Performance and Payment Bond: 100% Performance and Payment Bonds are required
for this work.
No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 180 days after the date of bid receipt.
No qualifications and or exceptions will be considered.
Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive informali-
ties and irregularities, or to re-advertise the work. Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V., by choosing to
exercise its right of rejection, does so without the imposition of any liability against Parsons-
Odebretch, J.V. by any and all bidders.

BID DOCUMENTS: Bid Documents will be available begining Monday, May 15, 2006. In order to obtain
Bid Documents, Prospetive bidders must contact Erick Dickens of Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. at 305-869-
4485 for instructions on obtaining such documents. The process of obtaining Bid Documents is outlined
Prospective bidders or their authorized representatives shall present identification and docu-
mentation to Parsons-Odebecht, J.V. that they are a licensed architect, engineer or contrac-
tor who may perform work on or related to these projects.
Prospective bidders or their authorized represenatives shall sign a Confidentially Affidavit,
which will be provided and notarized, certifying that the company and each employee agrees,
that in accordance with Florida Statutes 119.07(3)(ee), to maintain the exempt status of the
information contained in the Bid Documents. Each bidder shall also furnish an address, tele-
phone and fax numbers for the purpose of contact during the bidding process.
Prospective bidders must provide payment with a cashier's check or money order only to
Parson's-Odebrecht, J.V. in the amount of $1000.00 for each set of Bid Documents.
Upon satisfaction of the above, propective Bidder will be authorized to pickup the Bid
Documents from Ridgeway's Best Digital, 1915 NW 82 Avenue, Miami, FL 33122, Phone
After the Bid, holders of Bid Documents will receive a refund of $700.00 for each complete set of bid
Documents returned to Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. after the Bid.

Bid Documents will also be available for inspection by interested parties on business days during the
hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,at the locations listed below. At the time of inspection, 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 employ-
ee agrees, that in acordance with Florida Statue 119.07(3) (ee), to maintain the exempt status of the
imformation contained in the Bid Documents prior to reviewing the Bid Documents. In addition, interest-
ed parties are advised that individuals will be monitored while reviewing these documents. Interested
parties may take notes, however, no photographs and/or copying of the documents will be allowed.
Individuals viewing plans at these locations shall be required to sign Confidentiality Affidavits as
described above.

(1) ContractorsResource Center
1730 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 201
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 577-3738

(2) Latin Builders Association
782 NW LeJeune Road
Suite 450
Miami, FL 33126
(305) 446-5989

(3) Parsons-Odebercht, J.V. Project Office
NW 22 Street and Primeter Road
Building 3025
Miami International Airport
(305) 869-4200

All questions regarding this bid should be addressed in writing to Paul Jenkins of Parsons-Odebrecht,
J.V., 305-869-4200 (phone), 305-869-5656 (fax), (e-mail).


Miami Dade AviationDepartment Project Numbers: 737G APM Topping Slab

Invitation to Pre Qualify and Bid package#: 15

SEALED PRE-QUALIFICATIONS for the above designated project will be received at the Managing
General Contractor's offices (Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V.), located at Corner of NW 22 Avenue and
Primeter Road, Bldg-3025, Miami, Florida 33159 no later than June 2, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. local time,
or as modified by addendum, at which time all Pre-Qualification Packages must be received. Submittals
received after that time may, at the discretion of the Managing General Contractor be returnef to the
sender unopened. Managing General Contractor may request additional information from prospective
Bidders at his discretion. All firms submitting pre-qualifications packages will be notified of the results

SEALED BIDS for the above designated project will be received at the Managing General Contractor's
offices (Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V.), located at the Corner of NW 22 avenue and Primeter Road, Bldg.
3025, Miami, Florida 33159 no later than June 13, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. local time, or as modified by
addendum, at which time all Bids will be taken to a room to be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids
received after the time and date specified will not be consifdered. Bids will only be received from pre-
qualified bidders.

General Project Scope of Work:

Demolition and replacement of an existing 3" topping slab, located on the 5th floor of the Automated
People Mover (APM) Maintenance and Storage Facility at the Miami International Airport between
Concourses B and D. The scope of the work includes providing all required general construction at
Project 737G Topping Slab replacement as per the information included with the Bid Pacakge.

Owner's Estiamted Value: $694,847.00

Design Professionals: Wolfberg Alverez, 1500 Dan Demo Ave., Suite 300, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Pre qualification bidders will be required to submit evidence of competency for successful-
ly performing similar complex concrete restoration work. bidders that do not meet the compe-
tency criteria will not be considered.

Pre-Bid Meeting There will be a pre-bid meeting 'or all Biders held on May 30, 2006 at
10:00 a.m., at Concourse A, 4th Floor Auditorium, Miami International Airport, Miami Florida.
Attendance is not mandatory, but bidders are encouraged to attend.
Bid Bond A 5% Bid Guaranty is required. The guaranty may be in the form of a surety bond
or a cahsier's check, bank money order, or certified check payable to Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V.
DBE Participation Bids are subject to a 21% DBE participation requirement.
Community Workforce Program: Bids are subject to a 29% Community Workforce
SProgram requirement.
Performance and Payment Bond: 100% Performance and Payment Bonds are required
for this work.
No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 180 days after the date of bid receipt.
No qualifications and or exceptions will be considered.
Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive informali-
ties and irregularities, or to re-advertise the work. Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V., by choosing to
exercise its right of rejection, does so without the imposition of any liability against Parsons-
Odebretch, J.V. by any and all bidders.
BID DOCUMENTS: Bid Documents will be available begining May 23, 2006. In order to obtain Bid
Documents, Prospetive bidders must contact Erick Dickens of Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. at 305-869-
4485 for instructions on obtaining such documents. The process of obtaining Bid Documents is outlined
Prospective bidders or their authorized representatives shall present identification and docu-
mentation to Parsons-Odebecht, J.V. that they are a licensed architect, engineer or contrac-
tor who may perform work on or related to these projects.
Prospective bidders or their authorized represenatives shall sign a Confidentially Affidavit,
which will be provided and notarized, certifying that the company and each employee agrees,
that in accordance with Florida Statutes 119.07(3)(ee), to maintain the exempt status of the
information contained in the Bid Documents. Each bidder shall also furnish an address, tele-
phone and fax numbers for the purpose of contact during the bidding process.
Prospective bidders must provide payment with a cashier's check or money order only to
Parson's-Odebrecht, J.V. in the amount of $500.00 for each set of Bid Documents.
Upon satisfaction of the above, propective Bidder will be authorized to pickup the Bid
Documents from Ridgeway's Best Digital, 1915 NW 82 Avenue, Miami, FL 33122, Phone

After the Bid, holders of Bid Documents will receive a refund of $300.00 for each complete set of bid
Documents returned to Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. after the Bid.

Bid Documents will also be available for inspection by interested parties on business days during the
hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the locations listed below. At the time of inspection, 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 employ-
ee agrees, that in acordance with Florida Statue 119.07(3) (ee), to maintain the exempt status of the
imformation contained in the Bid Documents prior to reviewing the Bid Documents. In addition, interest-
ed parties are advised that individuals will be monitored while reviewing these documents. Interested
parties may take notes, however, no photographs and/or copying of the documents will be allowed.
Individuals viewing plans at these locations shall be required to sign Confidentiality Affidavits as
described above.

(1) ContractorsResource Center
1730 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 201
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 577-3738

(2) Latin Builders Association
782 NW LeJeune Road
Suite 450
Miami, FL 33126
(305) 446-5989

(3) Parsons-Odebercht, J.V Project Office
NW 22 Street and Prinr Road
Building 3025
Miami International Airport
(305) 869-4200

All questions regarding this bid should be addressed in writing to Jorge Rios of Parsons-Odebrecht,
J.V., 305-869-4200 (phone), 305-869-5656 (fax), (e-mail).

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To Place Your Ad

Call: 305-694-6225

To Fax Your Ad

Fax: 305-757-4764

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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
SUnfurished Rooms
51th Street & 23nd Avenue
$100 weekly.
Call 786-287-2942
Furnished Rooms
1722 N.W. 77th Street
Clean, private, secure and
verifiable income. $95 week-
ly. Call 305 254 6610.
1845 NW 50th Street
$120 weekly, with air, $240
to move in.
Call 786-317-2104
or 786-286-7455
1962 NW 49th Street
$95 weekly! Master
bedroom. FREE Utilities, Air
Condition, Cable TV.
Call 786-234-5683.

4744 NW 15th COURT
Clean rooms, $300 per
Call 305-479-3632
Chair for rent in Christian
salon, $125 a week. Looking
for nail technician and braid-
ers. 305-655-2570.
Nice quiet room for rent. Util-
ities included. $165 weekly.
Call 954-864-8782.
Clean room, private
entrance, outdoor patio,
cable and air, near bus line.
Call 305-688-0187
Private entrance, utlities in-
cluded, $450 monthly.
$480 monthly, $960 to move
in, call Elliott 954-548-4343.
i EffiiencieS
5890 NW 12th Ave. in Rear
Large one bedroom, one
bath, kitchen, living room.
Call 786-315-6362
6811 NW 29th Avenue
Nice room with private en-
trance. $500 monthly.
Utilities included.

1281 N.W. 61 Street
Renovated BIG one
bedroom, Only $500Monthly
Appliances included.
Call Nathan 786-333-2596

1459 N.W. 60th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
brand new appliances, tiled
floors. Section 8 welcome.
$750 monthly. $1500 moves
you in. Call 954709-4828.
156 N.W. 62nd Street
Newly remodeled (1) two
bedrooms, one bath, central
air, alarm and tiled floors.
$825 monthly. Water includ-
ed.Call 305-757-8596
ask for Dottie
190 N.W. 51st Street
One bedroom, appliances in-
cluded. $1800 moves you in.
220 N.W. 16th Street
Two bedrooms, tiled, $750,
security, 305-944-2101.
3301 N.W. 51st Street
One bedroom, one bath with
utilities included and air.
$1200 moves you in.
430 NW 203 Street
Three bedroom, two and a
half bath, $1800 monthly,
and security.
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
5752 N.W. 1st Avenue
Two bedrooms, $650, big
backyard, washer and dryer.
Renter's Paradise
586 NW 83rd Street (B)
One bedroom, one bath, no
evictions, $600 mthly.

Call 786-488-2264
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

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

Little Haiti Area
One bedroom one bath.
$550 month. Sellers 305-

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, se-curity bars.

1255 NW 58 Street
1256 NW 58 Terrace
Free water, gas, security
bars and iron gate doors,
$430 monthly. Two
bedrooms, $480 monthly.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699
2751 NW 46 Street
One bedroom one bath, with
remote gate, $550 a month,
first, last and security.
Call 954-430-0849


10952 NE 3 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 welcome. $995
monthly. Serious inquires on-
ly. Call Laura 954-895-2246.

1130 NW 88th Street
Completely remodeled two
and three bedrooms with all
appliances, water and central
air. Call 305-305-4665
1210-1212 N.E. 110th
The Complete Duplex, two
bedrooms, two baths,
washer and dryer. Fenced in
yard, security bars, central
air and heat. Tiled
throughout. $1275 monthly,
first, and security. Interested,
please call Whittaker at 786-
130 NE 55th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$700 monthly. Section 8
okay. Call 786-663-5900.
2980 N.W. 48 Terrace
Large two bedrooms., one
bath, nice fenced yard for
kids, central air, $975 per
month, three months to move
in and good ref., Section 8
welcome. Call 305-794-9299.
437 NW 58th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with appliances, air, parking
and water included. $825
Call 786-355-6265
598 596 NW 52nd Street
Brand new four bedrooms,
two baths, both sides, walk in
closets, master bedroom with
master bathroom, tiled
throughout, central air and
heat, brand new refrigerator
and over the range micro-
wave ,$1600 a month per
unit. Section 8 only.
Call 786-315-0077
6321 NW 1st Court
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$2700 to move in, air condi-
tioned. Call 305-793-8910.
Rent with option to buy. Live
on one side and rent the oth-
er. Completely remodeled
duplex. Seller pays closing
Call 305-318-8197.
Two bedrooms, one bath,
completely remodeled, $950
monthly, Section 8 Welcome!
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-

Two bedrooms, two baths,
like new, central air. Section
8 welcome. $950 monthly.
Call 305-254-6610.

18360 N.W. 44 Place
Two bedroom, two baths.
Very spacious, with family
room, that can be used as an
additional room. $1200
monthly. First, last and
security to move in.
Call Gloria 786-348-1288
Three bedroom townhome,
central air, $2,100 to move
$1,050 monthly.
Call 305-525-3540

S Houses

1898 NW 112th Terrace
Three bedrooms and one
bath. Section 8 welcome!
Call Judy at 305-769-9718.
1960 N.E. 158 Street
Four bedrooms, one bath
large front and back yard,
side driveway, central air.
$1450 monthly.
Call 786-256-3174.
Two bedroom, central air,tile,
large yard, very nice. $1100
monthly. Call 305-298-1772

3300 N.W. 174th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
air, bars, tile, $1400, $4200
move in, family room, NO
Section 8, fenced, Terry Del-
lerson Broker 305-891-6776.
46 NW 45th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
single family, $1500, Section
8 welcome. 305-807-6681
599 N.W.94 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths
fully renovated new applian-
ces, large yard. Section 8 on-
Three bedroom, two bath.
$1500 monthly. Available
June 1. Section 8 welcome
Call 305-761-9464
Buy a four bedrooms,
two baths, $43,000!
Foreclosures! For listings
800-749-8168 xD041.

Four bedrooms
new central air,
pet, security bar
Section 8. Call

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two bath, Call 786-597-1924 or
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House Of Homes Realty

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Cash for Houses
Any Condition
Own your own home, Today
Low Down Payment
Bad Credit, No Problem
Possible assistance
with closing
Call Real Estate Solutions
Group, LLC

N.W. 68th Street 2 Avenue
Legal two units, two bed-
rooms, one bath each unit,
totally renovated, big rooms,
only $3,000 down, no closing
costs. Move in two weeks.
David, 954-658-9609.

3010 NW 101 Street
Four bedrooms, three baths,
Seller is paying 3% closing
fees. Why rent when you can
buy? Call 954-449-1428.
5350 N.W. 30th Court
Two bedrooms, one bath

2936 N.W. 47th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath

1603 N.W. 44th Street
Corner lot, three bedrooms,
two baths, family room, air.

17425 N.W. 17th Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
family room, central air.

11330 N.W. 21st Court
Three bedrooms, two baths
and more.
Motivated sellers! Ride by,
call M. Jones, 954-430-9112
or 786-512-5126, NJA

Chevy's from $500!
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167 xK020

$700 OBO! MUST SELL! For
listings 800-749-8167 xK035
HONDA'S from $500!
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167 xK023

Excellent condition.
Call 786-277-7328

$10 hourly, passing flyers,
five days a week, 40 and
older. Call 305-301-2112

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-

Custodians Wanted
Experienced and willing to
work Monday to Friday. Call
Donald James 305-970-7294

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

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

23 people needed NOW.
Apply online to get started:
Enter Ad Code: 1823

Empower U, Inc.
A non-profit HIV/AIDS
service organization is
seeking volunteers to serve
on our Board of Directors.
For more information please
call Stephanie at 786-318-


Summer Camp and
Aftercare Program avilable.

Auction Saturday, May 27, 1
p.m. at 13890 NW 6th Court,
located behind 7th Avenue
Flea Market. 786-418-7037

Place your
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Four bedrooms, two baths..
Must Sell! Only $43,000!
800-749-8168 xD040
Three bedrooms, one bath,
tiled floors, new central air,
call Susan Weitz, Buy The
Beach Realty, 305-864-0473.
Owner pays closing costs.
Call 786-426-2577
Four bedrooms, Only
$43,000. For listings:
800-749-8168 xD046


$995 Per Acres
Minimum 10 Acres
Seller Financing Available
No Credit Check
Invest in your future today!
Call for more details

Stay in your home.
Call Ray 786-488-8617
Mortgages, Foreclose,
Bad Credit, Bankruptcy,
Need a Car or Home Loan?
Any car. Credit issues, does
not matter. You can ride out
today. Repo, OK. Trade in,
we will pay off your loan.
$750 down, $200 monthly.
Walk in, ride out. Call 305-
720-7006 24 hours 7 days
Home loan, 100% financing.
Stop Renting!
Own Your Own Home! Bad
credit welcome! Free credit
report. Terry cell 786-267-

24 HR. Plumbing
Uncloo All tvoes of Blockage.

( With
the financial services
industry coming off
another record year of
earnings and de novo
bank offerings up from
78 to 87 in 2005, raising
a total of $18.19 billion of
capital, there has never
been a better time to open
a bank.
The success of the
banking industry over the
past year is due in part to
the never-ending M&A
activity by larger institu-
tions, fueling the de novo
activity. Some regions of
the US seem more prom-
ising than others for
launching a new bank,
especially in the areas
that are traditionally
depository states. This
past year also saw a
resurgence in the New
England area, where they
are finally ready to sup-
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tutions after the tremen-
dous number of failures
years ago and the mas-
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has led to a landscape of
few community banks.
South Florida too is on
fire, with many new start
ups looking for specialty

niches. The nation as a
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Asians, Blacks and
church groups or faith
based community groups
looking to form banks
that offer services geared
towards their culture and
Top five states for de
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Based, a trend that has
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