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Publication Date: June 21, 2006
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Affordable housing focus of task force

By Brandyss Howard
Miami Times Writer

Thursday marked the first
meeting of the Miami-Dade
Community Affordable
Housing Strategies Alliance
Task Force and Housing
Policy Work Group. Several
community leaders, including
Mayor Carlos Alvarez and
Commissioner Barbara
Jordan met at the Stephen. P.
Clark Center Building in
downtown Miami to discuss
ways to improve the quality of
life for residents who are

encountering affordable hous- the data, policies and initia-
ing issues. tive driving the housing condi-
The group was created to tions in Miami-Dade. Cynthia
examine the current state of Curry, Senior Advisor for

Economic Development and
Housing Initiatives, returned
to county government in
February after a ten year
absence. Curry's appointment
to the initiative signifies the
level of seriousness the coun-
ty is applying to the housing
situation. The seasoned pub-
lic official is charged with
"developing and guiding the
implementation of critically
important housing and eco-
nomic development strategies
that touch every sector of our
Please turn to HOUSING 6A

South s Largest Black Weekly Circulation

One Family Serving Since 1923

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Crew to receive $45,000 bonus

After comparing his
accomplishments to what
someone in the private sector
would earn, the Miami Dade
County School Board is close
to approving a $45,000
bonus for School
Superintendent Rudy Crew.
Crew could have earned up
to $55,000.
Crew accomplished in
excess of 80 percent of the
goals he established for the
past year. The list of 65 goals
included 40 that could be
measured by looking at
where the system was prior
to the beginning of the year
against where it is today.
Twenty five subjective meas-
ures addressed Crew's man-
agement style, his interac-

tion with the board and his
ability to engage the commu-
nity in school district busi-
Crew received 21 out of 25
excellent rat-
ings on the
sub e e jective
S Among goals
he earned an
excellent on
was his abil-
CREW ity to develop
and main-
tain "meaningful, respectful
and cooperative media and
legislative relationships."
Crew's base salary is
$305,000. The school board
is expected to approve the
bonus at its July 12 meeting.

Complaint against Rep. Arza dismissed

By Brandyss Howard
Miami Times Writer

Juneteenth celebrated at Lyric Theater

By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

Juneteenth or June 19,
1865, is considered the date
when the last slaves in
America were freed. Although
the rumors of freedom were
widespread prior to this, actu-
al emancipation did not come
until General Gordon Granger
rode into Galveston, Texas
and issued General Order No.
3 on June 19, almost two and
a half years after President

Abraham Lincoln signed the
Emancipation Proclamation.
On Monday night at the his-
toric Lyric Theater, the only
functional building standing
as a souvenir of Overtown's
Black Renaissance during the
early 20th century; the libera-
tion of African slaves was rec-
ognized during the fifth annu-
al Juneteenth
Commemoration sponsored
by The City of Miami Model
City NET Office and Partners.
Dinizulu Gene Tinnie said

during his Middle Passage
narrative that Black people
shouldn't be afraid to discuss

the cruel
sanctions of
slavery; Black
shouldn't be
ashamed of
what hap-
pened to us in
TINNIE a society of
overt preju-
dices, but "those who perpe-
trated the business of slavery
should be the ones ashamed
and afraid."
According to Tinnie, .
there are only two races . .
the human race and rat race."
He defined "the save
Please turn to LYRIC 8A

Complaints against
Hialeah lawmaker
Representative Ralph Arza
have been dismissed by
Rep. J. Dudley Goodlette,
chairman of the state
House's ethics committee.
Reports indicate that
because Miami-Dade
School Superintendent
Rudy Crew did not person-
ally hear the alleged racial

slurs, a ruling could not be
made on the content of the
According to House
rules, complaints filed
against legislators must
include "personal knowl-
edge of the violation." The
supporting evidence that
Crew submitted included
written affidavits from
state Rep. Gustavo
Barreiro and school dis-
trict lobbyist Nelson Diaz,
Please turn to CREW 9A

Commissioner Winton formally charged

Two felonies and a misde-
meanor are the results of his


highly publicized alter-
cation with police at
Miami International
Airport last month.
Miami-Dade State
Attorney Katherine
Fernandez Rundle
recused herself
because she is friends

with Winton. Palm Beach
County prosecutors are han-

dling the case instead. The
office has released no infor-
mation on the charges
Aside from its charging
Gov. Bush has sus-
i pend Winton from
office pending the out-
come of the case that
TON charges Winton with
two counts of battery on
a police officer and one count
of disorderly intoxication.

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Crew's complaints

warrant investigation

"Why are you meeting with that nigger superintend-
ent?" "Wait until that Black piece of shit sees the budg-
et." "What does that Black think he is?"

hese vile comments were allegedly made by a
member of the State House of Representatives
in reference to the Superintendent of the
Miami-Dade school system. According to sworn affi-
davits, the comments were made to a fellow member of
the State Legislature and to senior staff members of
the Miami-Dade School system. The City of Miami's
Manager was also privy to the despicable words, but
would prefer to not have "anything to do with that."

This is a serious, disturbing and reprehensible situ-
ation that deserved more than Rep. J. Dudley
Goodlette's dismissal without prejudice and his politi-
cally correct statement of concern that the "matter
remains unresolved."
Goodlette's dismissal of the complaint filed by
Miami-Dade School Superintendent Rudy Crew is
wrong. His position grants him the authority to take a
more substantive action on a situation that clearly
calls for more than a page and a half dismissal.

In his written response to Crew, Goodlette said that
the "the complaint as currently framed does not meet
the requirements of House Rule 16.2(a) and must be
dismissed without prejudice."

Goodlette based his decision on what he interprets
as Crew's lack of personal knowledge of the racial
slurs. While the House Rules allow Goodlette to use
the flimsy excuse to dismiss the charges, his authori-
ty afforded him the ability to do far more. The sworn
affidavits from reputable sources presented sufficient
reason to believe that a further investigation was war-

Arza's pathetic apology to his colleagues also provid-
ed indication that the comments were made. People do
not usually apologize if they have not done anything
wrong. -

Probable cause means, that it is, more likelythan -not
that the allegations could be true. The severity of the
allegations justified an investigation.

Juneteenth celebration

provides important reminder

A Ithough it is not as widely celebrated as other
American events, Juneteenth is an important
t aspect of American life. The annual event cele-
brated on June 19, recognizes what is considered the
date when the last slaves in America were freed. The
event is significant to all Americans, but especially

As poll after poll lists the maladies affecting Black
America today, it is necessary to remember that Blacks
once faced far greater obstacles to achieving goals that
are currently taken for granted. Learning to read, for
example, was a feat that could lead to serious injury or

While racism is still a fact of life for Blacks and the
fight to eradicate it must continue, there are no legal
obstacles preventing Blacks from living freely, excelling
in areas once denied by law. Juneteenth should also
serve to remind white America that many of the racist
practices that continue today are residual effects of

Juneteenth represents the celebration of freedom two
and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation
Proclamation. It could also serve as a reminder 141
years later that the freedom to escape the chains that
bind us today is within our reach.



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The websites and issue posi-
tions of both leading candidates
for the Democratic nomination
for Florida Governor are simi-
lar; both will (1) raise teacher's
pay, (2) fight for working peo-
ple, (3) change the FCAT as an
education tool, (4) assist senior
citizens and (5) support fami-
lies. Without endorsing either
to date, we present an explo-
ration of who they really are,
beginning with Jim Davis.
Congressman Jim Davis
announced his campaign with
the support of former Governor
and Senator Bob Graham.

Davis wants to show that he
would be like the popular
Graham if elected Governor.
However, Davis has a very
'unBob Graham' blot on his
previous service that creates a
major reason why Florida's
Black voters may reject him.
On May 14, 1990, State
Representative Jim Davis cast a
vote against two Black men,
Freddie Pitts and Wilbert Lee,
who had served over 12 years
in prison ten of them on
death row, for a northwest
Florida murder that they did
not commit, to which another

northwest Florida white man
had admitted and for which
they had been pardoned by
Governor Reubin Askew and
Florida's cabinet.
Davis' campaign has
been geared to recap-
turing conservative
North and Central
Florida voters.
Consequently, he has
not presented a pro-
gram that inspires his
party's most dependable
voters, the Black com-
munity. This emphasis BUl
on his background and
his previous public service
positions is crucial to the com-
munity most hurt by the
absence of leadership to eradi-
cate the state's economic, edu-
cational and human dispari-
ties. Why is this vote taken on
May 14, 1990 so important to
evaluating Jim Davis as a can-
didate for the highest position
in the fastest growing big state
in the nation? To any who have
reviewed his public career, one

must ask where he was on
issues that really mean a better
life for individuals that make
up the electorate. Where was he
when it counted to
stand up, even if it
meant standing out?
One cannot look into his
heart so his record
By way of back-
ground, this writer is
not relating what I
heard or read, but what
I know and observed. As
RKE a State Representative, I
continually introduced
bills to compensate Freddie
Pitts and Wilbert Lee.
Representative Gwen Gherry
and Senator Jack Gordon
(before there were any Black
State Senators) had introduced
Pitts-Lee Claims bills, prior to
my first bill in 1983. All had
proven unsuccessful and did
not ever get out of committee.
The first time the bill was
passed out of committee, over
the objection of a powerful

Judiciary chairman and by one
vote, was in 1984. The later
1990 bill was significant
because (1) it was filed early, i.e.
HB 5, (2) it had been passed out
of committee the year before
(1989) and had made it to the
House Calendar and (3) unlike
prior bills, the "Special Master,"
who provided the staff analysis,
had recommended passage of
the bill and stated that granting
such compensation was not
new, having listed similar claims
bills that passed. Freddie,
Wilbert and all of us who sup-
ported them were elated at the
prospect of passage-although 27
years had passed since they
were sentenced to death and 15
years had passed since their
September 11, 1975 pardon led
by Governor Askew.
At the May 14, 1990 hear-
ing, Republican Dade
Representative Miguel De
Grandy gave the most cogent
and stirring argument to sup-
port the staff recommenda-
tion. The major speech against

compensation came from
Democratic Representative
Peter Wallace from St.
Petersburg. Neighboring
Tampa Representative Jim
Davis' did not speak or ask
questions on the bill's merits,
but voted with Wallace. Both
votes, coming from self
described moderate and pro-
gressive Democrats, surprised
the members of the Black
Caucus who were present. The
bill failed by a 4-6 vote.
Freddie Pitts and Wilbert Lee
had to wait another eight (8)
years for compensation to be
granted, in an effort lead by
Representatives Meek, Miller,
Reddick, Roberts-Burke and
DeGrandy. Of those who voted
against the Pitts-Lee
.Compensation, all must
answer to their conscience.
However, only one is running
for Governor. Now is the time
to ask Jim Davis, how will we
know who you really are.
Next week: Rod Smith, who
are you?

The Black citizens of Miami-Dade County are breathing a
lot easier now that County Manager George Burgess has
put his smartest assistant to solve the vexing problem of the
serious lack of affordable housing. Cynthia Curry, tried
and true veteran of county government is just what the doc-
tor ordered. This community is beginning to feel better

Even the Florida A & M University Rattler fans who have
a keen rivalry with the Bethune Cookman College had to
admit that the current TV commercial for Cadillac featuring
the Wildcats band is out of sight.

Rumblings coming from the Black Archives say that direc-
tor Minda Logan, who took over things at the newly reno-
vated Lyric Theater, is leaving the organization.

Look for a knock-down-drag out battle among Democrats
hoping to become Gov. Jeb Bush's successor. The candi-
dates are likely to face an uphill fight if they try to revamp
Florida's testing program in public schools. The FCAT, the
centerpiece of Republican Gov. Jeb Bush's A+ education
program, is the favorite whipping boy for the Democrats
who want his job.
U.S. Rep. Jim Davis promises that if he is elected, the
FCAT will be used simply as a "diagnostic tool." State Sen.
Rod Smith also vows sweeping change in Bush's program,
which bases school grades, student promotion and addi-
tional funding on test scores.

Miami Dade is loaded with educated Black professionals
but none seem to be interested in applying for membership
on the Public Health Trust. The 17-member board, which
oversees Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital and its clinics,
is made up of 15 citizens and two county commissioners.
The health trust, which as a $1.5 billion budget and 10,
450 employees, oversees the delivery of $525 million in
charity healthcare in the course of a year. We need good
people who are committed to this community and are not
afraid to stand up for poor people.

Florida Blacks in the U.S. Congress are losing no sleep
over the recently published list of the most frequent absen-
tees during roll call votes. Skipped votes were logged against
Alcee Hastings of Miramar and Corinne Brown of
Jacksonville. Many of the votes they missed were symbolic
measures renaming government buildings or asserting
Congress' positions on issues and their presence would not
have changed the outcomes.

How about gubernatorial candidate Tom Gallagher's
admission that a 1979 extramarital affair led to his divorce
and forced him to leave the script of his family-focused cam-
It's about time. Seven Republicans joined the Democratic
minority on the House Appropriations Committee to vote
32-27 in favor of raising the minimum wage to $7.25 an
hour in three increments over the next two years. How long
are we supposed to forget about the needy?

More bad news for Miami-Dade County with another
scandal on top. Police opened an investigation into double
payments made through the Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue
Department's off-duty program but the County Commission
voted unanimously a new union contract with firefighters.
Stay tuned.

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In a statement that could
sum up her level of comfort
with challenging projects,
Curry said it is a "pleasure to
be a part this effort." The
mission of CAHSA is to work
towards a solution for issues
that have been framed. "It is
necessary to have up-to-date
data to shape the problems
we are trying to resolve,"
Curry said.
CAHSA was approved by the
Miami-Dade Board of County
Commissioners on May 9 and
will be in existence for one
year. During this period, the
group plans to identify the
data gathering processes and
procedures necessary to eval-
uate the housing crisis in
Miami-Dade county; to devel-
op methods to inform the
public about available fund-
ing and financing opportuni-
ties through an expanded
public information and con-
sumer education and to offer
guidance in establishing a
One-stop clearinghouse for
information relating to hous-
ing in Miami-Dade County.
Mayor Alvarez said housing
in Miami is a problem that
needs to be addressed with
action. "We no longer need to
study, we need to work
towards finding a fast-track
solution," said Alvarez.
Commissioner Jordan said
that "this is a historical
moment for Miami-Dade."
Working salaries are not
keeping up with demanding
housing costs. According to
Jordan, it's been several
years since a medium Income
could buy a medium-sized
The demand for affordable
housing has significantly
lengthened the process, tak-
ing several months, some-
times years. "Our poorest
residents have had an
increase of waiting time over
the past years. Our young,
mid-career professionals that
serve us on a daily basis have
endured an even higher
plight. We need to overcome
this pressing problem and
upgrade the welfare of our
community by assisting resi-
dents and improving their
quality of life," concluded
Tentative follow-up meet-
ings will be held on July 27,
August 31, September 21 and
October 19. The Task Force
membership will be com-
prised of representatives
from organizations, agencies
and government officials
such as: FIU, Miami Workers
Center, Miami-Dade Equal
Opportunity Board and
Builders Association of South
CAHSA will also have assis-
tance from the Mayor, County
Manager and legal represen-
tation from the County
Attorney's Office. In addition
to hosting regular public
meetings, the Task Force will
be broken down into commit-
tees that focus on tax relief
incentives, public and private
employer housing incentive
programs and Section 8
Housing. The committees will
obtain accurate data to ana-

based a
brings a

"We need
to come
together as
Black folks
and start to ,
help one
another as
the cubans
do. We have
to learn
each other
and it will
be a better world. I also believe
that they need to provide us
with better jobs so that our
young people won't be out hurt-
ing each other for money. Black
people don't get a chance and
that's not fair."


"We can
prevent it
by sticking
Sand loving
one anoth-
w. h er. If you
see some-
one that
needs help
then you
should help
them. There are too many times
where you will have a Black
as to te te that has gotten into a position
task force of authority and will mistreat
another Black because of that. I
and its priority is to have fallen victim to being mis-
the community treated and it is not fair. If we
d. "This initiative learn to stick together and
all areas to the table. respect each other then a lot of
businesses, govern- this Black on Black crime will
_ f_ .._ r cease."

lyze and use for the identifi-
cation of solutions to the
seemingly intractable prob-
Vice-Chairman of the
Miami-Dade Affordable
Housing Advisory Board,
Alphonso Brewster, told The
Miami Times that the Task
Force is a wonderful idea and
is very necessary. He agreed
with Jordan and Alvarez that
the community can help
shape housing policies.
,Brewster and the Task Force
plan to keep meetings broad


Police charged a 25-year-old man with possession of marijuana after he was
causing a commotion at the BP gas station, located at 21005 Biscayne
Boulevard, at 1:30 a.m. Police said after causing a disturbance at the gas sta-
tion the man approached them with a marijuana cigarette tucked behind his left
ear. Police arrested the man after they asked him if he had any drugs on him and
he replied, "Maybe," the report stated.

Police charged a man with disorderly intoxication and attempted battery after
he cursed and threw a chair at a security employee at the Solimar, located at
9559 Collins Avenue, around 3 a.m. Police said the employee was working the
concierge desk when he greeted the man, who then replied with profanities. The
report stated, the man continued cursing and shouting profanities in front of
other condominium residents before throwing a chair at the security. Police
arrived on the scene and arrested the man but stated he continued to shout

A vandal threw a bottle of urine at the front door of an apartment, located in
the area of 7600 NE East Treasure Drive, around 10 p.m. The woman found the
bottle on the entrance to her residence and urine all over the front door and sur-
rounding carpet.

Police charged a 35-year-old woman with theft after she reportedly switched
price tags on merchandise at Macy's, located at 1675 Meridian Avenue, around
4:15 p.m. Police said store security saw the woman take off the price tags of
cheaper items and place them on two more expensive clothes before trying to
purchase them.The difference in the price tags were valued at $47.49.

Two boys stole a license tag off a car in the parking lot at El Conuquito
Restaurant, located at 1099 NW 119th Street, between the hours of 2 and 2:30
p.m. A witness saw the two boys, who were described as teenagers, removing
the tag before running away.


A meeting of the Value Adjustment Board (the "VAB") will be held on
Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 10:00 a.m., Commission Chambers, Second
Level, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, Miami, to consider the
I. Report on the status of VAB hearings for tax year 2005.
II. Approval of VAB forms for tax year 2006.
III. Interviews and selection of Attorney Special Magistrates and Appraiser
Special Magistrates for tax year 2006.
IV. Such other business as may properly come before the Board.
A person who decides to appeal any decision made by any board, agency or
commission with respect to any matter considered at its meeting or hearing will
need a record of the proceedings. Such person may need to ensure.that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990
Anyone with a disability needing a special accommodation to participate in
these proceedings should call (305)375-5641. TDD users may contact us via
the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771. Note: Sign language interpreter
services must be requested at least five (5) days prior to an appointment date.
Transportation is not provided by the Clerk's office.


"By providing more jobs. It
ain't nothing but Blacks that
will rob in the same neighbor-
hood. If they go into the white

hood, the
only thing
that is
going to
happen is
they are
going to get
more (jail)
time. The
needs to
provide us with more jobs. The
only people that have jobs and
businesses are the whites,
cubans, arabs and the spanish.
When they work, they have
enough money to support their
families as well as spending
money. We only have lawn serv-
ices and car wash jobs. What
are we going to do with that?
With that money you can't do
anything but survive. That's the
reason we have so much crime.
No jobs."


"Better -
jobs and '
training. We
need the
leaders and
the adults to
help our
youth out so
they will be f
able to sur-
vive. Many times because of the
gold teeth and the dreads in
their hair, they can't get
employed because of how they
look. They automatically
assume since they look like that
then they don't have any sense
in their heads to comprehend.
That's not right. Our communi-
ty leaders need to help Blacks
out because it's not getting any
better without any jobs."


"It all
starts inside
of the house-
hold then it
trickles out
into the
If they are
raised the
proper way
then the
people that's
doing the crime will not act that
way. Many people blame the
lack of jobs but it all starts with
yourself. If you believe in God's
words then you won't do the
things that you do. Too many
people want to keep up with the
jonses and not worry about
themselves. If the crime is to
stop, people have to believe that
God will take care of everything
and not take it into their own


"I believe if
you are
brought up
a certain
way then
you act a
certain way.
If you look
at a lot of
these white
schools that
are estab-
lished, they have all of these
extracurricular activities that
keeps them busy. In the Black
schools there isn't' much to do,
so you will naturally have a
higher crime rate because peo-
ple are standing around. The
superintendent needs to do
more because it starts with the
youth; they are the ones that
are doing [the] majority of the

Compiled byTerrell Clayton


Pursuant to the requirements of the Nati6nal
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Federal
Transit Administration (FTA), Miami-Dade Transit has
prepared a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact
Statement (SDEIS) for the evaluation ofimpacts associated
with the proposed North Corridor transit improvements along
NW 27th Avenue between the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza
Metrorail station at NW 62nd Street and the Miami-Dade/Broward
County line at NW 215 Street. As prescribed by Section 771.115 of
Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, copies of the SDEIS report are
available for public inspection from:

June 16 to July 31, 2006 at the following locations:
North Dade Regional Library, Reference Desk 305-625-6424
2455 NW 183rd St., Miami, Florida 33056
Monday Thursday, 9:30 a.m. 9:00 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Main Library, Reference Desk 305-375-2665 (TDD 305-375-2878)
101 W. Flagler St., Miami, Florida 33130
Monday Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m.

Miami-Dade Transit, System Development Division
Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., 9th.floor, Miami, FL 33128.
Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Closed weekends and official holidays.
Individuals and organizations wishing to provide additional written comments,
questions or statements regarding this project, may do so by directing them to
Miami-Dade Transit, 111 NW First St., 9th floor, Miami, Fl 33128, Attention:
Ms. Mayra Diaz, project manager, or to the following e-mail address: no later than 5 p.m., Monday, July 31, 2006.

Miami-Dade Transit, in conjunction with the North Corridor Citizens
Advisory Committee, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to receive public input
on the above-mentioned Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact
Statement (SDEIS) for the proposed North Corridor transit
improvements. The community is encouraged to participate by
providing comments.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006, 6:00 7:30 p.m.
North Dade Regional Library
2455 NW 183rd St., Miami, Florida 33056

For information regarding the meeting, please call Michelle
Simmons, Miami-Dade Transit at 305-375-4625
Miami-Dade County provides equal access and equal opportunity in
employment and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its
programs or services. For material in alternate format, a sign-
language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact iii,
Ms. Maud Lizano at (305) 375-1962, (TDD) 305-375-1839 or
Florida Relay Service (FRS) (800) 955-8770, at least
five days in advance.

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SJ netenth hs lratin of Afrcan slavs in Amea

Juneteenth honors liberation of African slaves in America

continued from 1A
trade by reducing its intended
meanings to the lowest com-
mon denominator, concluding
that Black people are vital con-
tributors to the human popula-
tion and that "the real story of
the Middle Passage is in the
strength of Blacks willingness
to survive."
The event's consensus was
that Black communities in
South Florida, specifically
Miami-Dade County "have
failed to remember the lives
and souls lost" during the
transatlantic "slave trade."
Tinnie stated that "South
Florida hasn't connected with
those stories ... the horrific sto-
ries whose memories are beau-
Juneteenth is celebrated to
reverence those ancestors "that
made it possible for Blacks to
know that we are relevant,"
Tinnie said.
The spiritual transference of
strength, courage and wisdom
to the physical Black person is
then, culturally and morally
obligated to promote progres-
'sive direction for the Black
race. The "call to order" master

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of ceremony, Rock Anderson of
WTPS 1080 AM, News Talk
Radio host, admonishes Black
men and women to "raise their
kids." He mentioned that it is
important for the Black com-
munity to understand that "we
are responsible for the success
of our [Blacks] future."
Knowledge of self provides the
pathway to "true" self-actual-
ization. Anderson stated that
"we must first be human for

ourselves" wherein the possibil-
ity is greater for "all of humani-
ty to be helped."
The concept of global aid was
reinforced by members of Live
Poets Society who declared that
"... the hand that rocks the cra-
dle is the one that nourishes
the nation."
The overwhelming truth that
Blacks have failed to remember
their historic selves is consid-
ered "disheartening." Dr.

Robert B. Ingram, of the Miami-
Dade County School Board
representing District 1, sang "I
ain't gon' let nobody turn me
around" as the preface to his
Referencing the state of
today's Black youth, Ingram
said "things have to change and
that it is our responsibility to
turn things around." Ingram
said that today's generation is
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first quarter," Garcia said.
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Representative Arza's con-
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Goodlette, in his letter,
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unresolved..." He is prepared
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

LVI IL I LUT I t LI -...C.


God is good all the time

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get

what you've always got.

Reverend Carl Johnson
preached a mighty Father's
Day sermon. A major portion of
his Sunday oration focused on
why being thankful to God
when in the valley is as impor-

tant as thanking Him while on
top of the world.
Easier said than done, but a
true measure of faith.
Reverend Johnson's fiery dis-
course encouraged his congre-


gation to pay
Attention to life
lessons that
while painful,
are loaded with
Opportunities for
His is the advice of a wise
man. Imagine that each time
you face a difficult situation,
your focus is simply on escap-
ing it. Getting rid of the issue
without fully embracing its
inherent wisdom is a guarantee
that it will show up again. It's
the way the universe works.
Different mate, different job,

different time and place, same
It's why a woman who
escapes an abusive relation-
ship without learning to love
herself ends up in another
union where her mate is con-
sumed with power and control
and knocking her senseless.
It's why drug addicts who kick
the habit without discovering
the pain they were seeking to
numb end up relapsing again
and again. It's why Mike Tyson
could earn millions of dollars
and then lose it all. And why a
person losing lots of weight
without understanding why
they put it on in the first place
is likely to regain it all, and
then some.
Being thankful while going

through your funk is an
acquired skill. It is a process
that usually comes after being
enrolled in the school of hard
knocks for at least a few of life's
semesters often after the
exhaustion of dealing with the
same old issue time after time.
It happens when you get sick
and tired of being sick and
Gratitude while in the midst
of pain has a way of dissolving
it. A situation that is blessed
instead of cursed, embraced
instead of dismissed has a way
of strengthening, of building

character. Being able to say
"Thank you God" when the
bank account says $20 instead
of $2000 and "Hallelujah"
while under unfair attack
means you recognize that you
are not alone.
Each of us has our own cross
to bear. Trying to toss the cross
aside without examining its
purpose in our lives keeps us
anchored to it. A key part of
relinquishing the cross is the
knowledge that we do not bear
it alone, that help is a prayer
away and God truly is good all
the time.

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Miami Times Intern

Yolanda Adams may soon
have a new opening act
because gospel artist Valarie
Grace is on the rise. The
Miami native celebrated her
new album at her release
party Friday, May 26 at the
Jubilee Gala Reception Hall.
Tahirah Records played host
to this remarkable event.
Grace pulled up in a stretch
limousine and entered on a
red carpet filled with flowers
laid down by flower girls. She
walked the room wearing a
wedding like blue dazzling
dress. After a moment of
silence she began singing In
The Presence from her new
The premier album, The
Birthing of a True Worshipper
is definitely one worth pur-
It includes a testimonial
dedicated to her husband and

is filled with hip-hop flavor
and reggae rhythms courtesy
of producer/recording artist
Nigel Lewis. Lewis along with
Grace performed a variety of
songs at the party including
crowd favorite More than a
Pastor's Wife. Each one filled
the room with dancing and
laughter. Grace told The Miami
Times that "This was a dream
come true."
Grace performed with three
backup singers two of them
her own daughter and son.
She also had help from her
dancers that graced the floor
during each song. She
changed clothes a variety of
times to match the style of the
song. There were many give-
aways throughout the evening
and guests enjoyed the dance
performances while eating
Grace is also a veteran
dancer and well sought-out
dancer choreographer of litur-
gical dance. She choreo-

Nathanael Paul, Pastor Melvin Grace, Valarie Grace and Glenda Foster at Grace's album release party.

graphed 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.
She attended Miami
Northwestern Senior High and
is also a graduate of FIU with
a Bachelors Degree in
Her producer Nigel Lewis
told The Miami Times that
"She has a lot to offer. She is a
true worshipper and words
cannot explain how wonderful
it was to work with her." The
wife of Pastor Melvin W. Grace
of Total Word Ministries plans
to help other artists grow. "It
took me sixteen years and now
that I finally made it I want to
give back," said Grace. She
has truly shown everyone
that she is more than a pas-
tor's wife. Grace's album will
be in stores soon, but you can
purchase it now from her web-

Voluntary pre-k graduates

first group of students

Just one year after implementation, more than 14,000 students
in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties have enrolled in the
Voluntary Prekindergarten, or VPK, program. According to Lt.
Governor Toni Jennings, the state surpassed its goal of enrolling
100,000 students including summer enrollment in VPK pro-
grams within the first year.
Throughout May and in the first week of June, South Florida
students and their families have been commemorating the comple-
tion of VPK programs with celebrations like the one that was held

First group of students in South

Florida complete VPK Program

for the students of Turner's Kindergarten VPK Program at the
Dorsey Skill Center.
In 2002, Florida voters approved the constitutional amendment
for universal VPK classes. The legislation was signed by Governor
Jeb Bush in January 2005 and the state began funding VPK class-
es in the fall of the same year.
The goal was to prepare four-year olds for kindergarten by lay-
ing the foundation for their educational success through free

classes offered during the year before a child enters kindergarten.
VPK students learn the fundamentals of letter sounds, numbers,
shapes and colors, as well as important social and reading skills.
"For the past year we have tried to explain to parents why
enrolling their children in VPK programs would be beneficial, now
we can truly show them," says Phyllis Ditlow, Senior Director of
Early Childhood Programs for the Early Learning Coalition. "These
first VPK students are the fruits of our labor. It's been a joy to
Please turn to STUDENTS 12B




Overtown program travels to The Grand

By Brandyss Howard
Miami Times Writer

The Continental Group,
Florida's largest property
management company, host- 7
ed an educational field trip
for 40 students of the 'I Have
a Dream' Overtown program
at The Grand Hotel in
Downtown Miami on Friday.
The local IHAD foundation,
which is based at Phyllis
Wheatley Elementary School,
gave fourth-graders an
inside look at different occu-
pation opportunities in the
increasing construction
The field trip also gave stu-
dents an alternate educa-
tional experience during the
summer break. They
received an operational
overview of the Grand,
toured the marina, the
garage, the retail shops and
Please turn to DREAM 14B Students in 'I Have a Dream' Foundation.

Local man combines athletics and reading

By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

Michael 'Doo' Wright is a
man of the people in his
Liberty City community.
Wright's Reading Educates
Athletes for Life affectionately
known as R.E.A.L Team
organization will be hosting a
weekend of events on June
23-25 sponsored by The
Santana Moss Foundation, a
501(c) 3 non profit organiza-
tion. According to the pro-
gram's brochure, the commu-

Michael 'Doo' Wright

nity event to be held at
Charles Hadley Park is struc-
tured to
"Bring awareness to eco-
nomically disadvantaged com-
munities in South Florida,
while enriching the lives, of
children and families in the
Wright explained to The
Miami Times that his reasons
for starting the R.E.A.L. Team
initiative were personal. Five
years ago, he was made aware
of his son's inability to read
on grade level, a fact that
served as Wright's catalyst for

establishing an educational
wellness service for the chil-
dren of the Black community.
Wright sees the need for
increased reading proficiency
among Black populations in
Miami-Dade County and
His unyielding devotion to
reading is perpetual. Wright
mentioned that even during
the momentum of football
season, he acquires promi-
nent sports figures and com-
munity leaders to conduct
"personal readings" with the
Please turn to READING 12B

Arcola Lakes to get new community complex

The Building Better
Communities General
Obligation Bond Program is
funding the majority of a
much needed Government
Services complex in
Northwest Miami-Dade
County. The site will include
a new branch library, a
HeadStart center and a police
station in a single complex in
the Arcola Lakes area.
Funding for the library is part
of the department's estab-
lished capital improvement
plan. The total cost of the
complex will be approximately
$20 million.
Located at 799 NW 81
Street, the complex will
include three separate build-
ings to house library, police
and HeadStart services in a
single location. The new cen-
ter will offer residents educa-

tional, early childhood devel-
opment, nutritional and par-
enting programs. It will also
offer childcare services to low-
income families. Currently,
the nine-acre site is largely
comprised of vacant land.
These improvements will help
to revitalize the area.
"The new Arcola Complex is
an important step in our on-
going efforts to improve serv-
ices in Northwest Miami-
Dade," said Commissioner
Dorrin Rolle, who represents
the area as part of District 2.
"This is a tremendous boost
to our community."
To celebrate the successful
land purchase for the new
complex by Miami-Dade
County's General Services
Ad m i n i s t r a t i o n,
Commissioner Rolle, along
with representatives from the

Community Action Agency,
the Library System and Police
Department, will host a kick-
off event on June 21 at 10
a.m. at the site.

"This is one of a number of
community improvement
projects scheduled for the
area," Rolle said. "Facilities
such as this bring the
community together and

foster fellowship."
The launching of the Arcola
Complex project marks the
first anniversary of the launch
of the County's nearly $3 bil-

lion Building Better
Communities bond program.
In June 2005, County officials
broke ground for the Virginia
Key Beach Park's improvement
Please turn to ARCOLA 12B

... This is one of a number of
community improvement projects
scheduled for the area . "
S Facilities such as this
bring the community together and
f foster fellowship . .
-Dorrin Rolle

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

12B The Miami Times, Jun 1-


Church Note s

Mt. Calvary National
Church of God, Inc., Bishop L.
Rolle, pastor, is holding
"Youthful Praise: A Summer
Revival" from June 25-30 at
7:30 p.m. nightly. For more
information, call Melissa Scott
at 305-378-8707.
Mt. Olive Fire Baptized
Holiness Church of God,
Reverend Willie Smith, pastor, is
holding a Prophetic Revival
Service from June 28-30 at 8
p.m. nightly. For more informa-
tion, call 786-317-8016.

New Saint Mark Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Silas Pinkner, pastor, will be cel-
ebrating their Pastor's 29th
anniversary on June 21-23 at
7:30 p.m. and will close out on
Sunday at 3 p.m.

God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to worship and
praise the Lord with the youth

on Youth Day, June 25 at 4
p.m. For more information, call

New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Vinson Davis, pastor, will have
their Deacons and Trustees
Anniversary on June 25 at 4
p.m. For more information, call

New Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Albert Jones, pastor, is having
its annual Youth Revival, June
21-23 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
New Covenant Presbyterian
Church, Reverend Constance
Bright, supply pastor, is having
a Community Health Fair, June
24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For
more information call 305-479-

Triumphing for Jesus
Christ Faith Holiness Church
invites you to their Revival from

June 19-23 at 7:30 nightly.
The Universal Truth
Center's Workshop and
Seminars series present a
One-Day Interactive Training
Workshop on June 21 from 9
a.m. 4 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 305-624-4991.
New Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Albert Jones, pastor, will have
its annual Youth Revival on
June 21-23 at 7:30 p.m.
New Christ Tabernacle
Missionary Baptist Church,
Reverend Harold Marsh, pas-
tor, invites you to their Revival
from June 19-23 at 7:30 p.m.
Christ Life Center presents
Rodrigo Rodriguez in concert
on June 25 at 10:30 a.m. For
more information, call 305-

Mt. Olive Fire Baptized
Holiness Church of God,
Reverend Willie Smith, pastor,
presents the Family and

Friends Gala Banquet on
June 24 at 6 p.m. For more
information, contact Minister
Gale Henderson at 786-317-

The Ephesians District will
sponsor the Second Annual
MaeDell McSwain Scholarship
Breakfast on June 24 at 10
a.m. at Liberty Hall. For more
information, please contact
Mrs. Joyce Smith at 305-251-
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 information, call 954-
God's Way Assembly,
Reverend Karl A. Jackson,
pastor, invites you their
Morning Divine Worship
Service. For more information,
please call 305-685-6855 or
Mt. Olive Fire Baptized
Holiness Church of God is

hosting their annual 'Broken
Pieces' conference, June 19-
22 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. For
more information, contact
Minister Gale Henderson at

The Second Canaan
Missionary Baptist Church
will have revival prayer meet-
ing June 21-23 from 7:30 -
8:30 p.m. nightly; preaching
June 26-30; and Women's Day
June 26 at 7:30 and 11 a.m.
God's Way Assembly,
Reverend Karl A. Jackson,
pastor, invites you to All Night
Prayer and Worship Service,
June 30 from 11 p.m. to sun-
rise. For more information,
please call 305-685-6855 or

Westview Baptist Church,
Barry R. Young, pastor, invites
you to our annual Family and
Friends Day at 10:45 a.m.

Mt. Olivette Baptist
Church, Reverend Franklin
Clark, pastor, is having an
ordination service, June 25 at

3:30 p.m. for Brother Wallace
Miller and Richard Sweeting
to diaconate office. For more
information, call 305-573-

New Providence Baptist
Church, Reverend Vinson
Davis will be celebrating pre-
pastoral anniversary with Mt.
Carmel Baptist Church on
June 27 at 7 p.m.
The Gospel Music
Workshop of America, Miami
Chapter, invites you to a
Musical Extravaganza
Sunday June 25 at 5 p.m. at
Holy Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, Reverend Gregory
Williams, pastor. For more
information, call Angela Hurst
at 305-788-2052.

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


Community 8alendar I

Florida Memorial
University Entrepreneurial
Institute is offering several
free services and seminars on
owning your own business. For
more information, call 305-
The award-winning Miami
Children's Chorus announces
auditions for its 2006-07 sea-
son. Auditions are open for
girls and boys ranging from
eight and sixteen. For more
information, call 305-662-
The Miami-Dade Chamber
of Commerce would like to
invite you to their Monthly
Mingler on June 22 from 6-8
p.m. For more information, call

The Miami-Dade County
Black Affairs Advisory Board
and the NAACP community
forum/dialogue on Education
in the Black community is
holding "Village Dialogues" to
discuss issues in our commu-
nity, June 17 from 9:30 a.m. to

12 p.m. at the
Talcolcy Center.
information, call

For more

Their will be an Immigration
Town Meeting in the Florida
Memorial Auditorium on July
10 at 6 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 305-623-4900.
Antlers Temple # 39
I.B.P.O.E of W 95th will have
an Anniversary Celebration
honoring Senator Frederica
Wilson and Daughters of
Antlers Temple on July 15 at 6
p.m. For more information, call
L.C. Poitier Funeral Home
presents A Community Health
Fair on July 9 from 2 6 p.m.
For more information, call 954-
Humana is offering free one
hour educational meetings to
learn about medicare enroll-
ment from now to June 30. For
more information, call 305-

The Family of Doris Ison
(Founder of CHI) and Taylor
Family Reunion will be held
June 23-25 at the Homestead
Sports Complex. For more
information, call Carolyn
Taylor-Pates at 786-493-9523.
FAMU'S marching band is
raising funds for new uniforms
and instruments. Public dona-
tions are requested. Please
send all donations to Florida A
& M University, Office of
Alumni Affairs, Room 100, Lee
Hall, Tallahassee, Fl. 32307-
3100. Please put Band Fund
on your check.

The Nubian Sisterhood is
seeking new members. For
more information, please call
Sister Shamele at 305-469-

The Center for Family and
Child Enrichment, Inc. is cur-
rently recruiting foster parents
and adoptive parents. For more
information, call Alicia Curry-
Hardy at 305-624-7450 ext.
The Miami-Dade
Community Action Agency

will have a Summer Meals
Program that will provide meals
to children, June 5 thru July
21. For more information, call

The Neighborhood
Partnership Program-ECHOS
at the Belafonte Tacolcy Center
provides reliable services and
confidential support to Liberty
City families in need. Call 305-
751-1295 between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. to set your appointment
Neighbor to Family is look-
ing for Professional Foster
Parents and Caregivers.
Training, health benefits and
salary available. For more
information, call 786-433-
The elderly community is
invited to join the Honorable
Yolly Roberson, State Rep.
District 104, in collaboration
with TGNI Precision Care and
the Alliance For Aging, Inc. at
the 2006 "Hurricane
Preparedness Fair for Seniors,"
June 24 at Eglise Baptiste
Adonai from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
For more information, call 305-

Class Meetings

Miami Norland Senior High
School is holding a Class of
2010 parents and students ori-
entation on June 24 at 10 a.m.
in the gymnasium.

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

Carol City's Class of 1987 is
having a 20th year class
reunion on June 26 at 6:30
p.m. in the cafeteria.

Miami Jackson's Class of
"71" and Edison's Class of
"71" will come together to
celebrate their 35th Class
Reunion, June 19-25. For
more information, call Gail D.
Roberts at 305-343-0839 or
Denise Marsh Thomas at 305-

Northwestern's Class of
1961 45th Class Reunion
Activities start, June 22-25.
For more Information, call
305-634-8321 or 786-512-

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,
Carol City's Class of 1981
is sponsoring a get acquainted
picnic on June 25 at City Park.
For more information, call 786-
North Miami Beach Senior
High's 20th Year Class
Reunion will be held on
August 19, 7 11:30 p.m. at
The Trump International
Sonesta Beach Resort. Visit
for more information.

Carol City's Class of 1987
is having a 20th year class
reunion on June 26 at 6:30
p.m. in the cafeteria.

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-

Local man gives back to community with R.E.A.L. Team

continued from 11B

youth. At every opportunity,
Wright presents his youth
opportunities to learn.
History is one such subject.
Wright passionately interrupts
his interview with The Times
when he says that "these kids
that play at all these parks
don't even know the history of
the people they [the parks are]
named after." Wright refuses
to allow the youth to partici-
pate in the recreational activi-
ties without knowing "their
history" he mused. To demon-
strate his conviction, he shows
The Times a list of parks in
Black neighborhoods that he
uses to challenge the youths'
knowledge of its trivia.
Giving back to the people of
the community is a life-long
commitment. Wright's actions
speak louder than his words.
He said he does what he does
because it is his "life's pur-
pose" adding "this is what I
live for."
Wright said his program is
not supported by grants and

governmental aid, but by con-
tributions made by marquee
NFL athletes who believe in
what he does. Edgerrin James,
Santana Moss, Andre
Johnson,. Clinton Portis and
Daunte Culpepper among oth-
ers are sponsors of Wright's
"progressive" agenda. Wright
said that he doesn't get paid to
render this service. The pro-
gram, he said, is supported by
the currency of committed
sports figures, unconditional
faith and the smiling faces of
His vision for R.E.A.L. Team
surpasses the Miami-Dade
county line. He told The Times
that his most sincere desire is
to implement a chapter of the
Miami-based organization in
every city that has an NFL
franchise. "I want this pro-
gram in 32 cities across the
country ... I want it to be as
big and all that as the Boys
and Girls Club . he said.
For those wondering what
happens in the event a player
is traded to another team,
Wright said "Hell, the program
won't stop just because a spe-

cific player ain't there."
Edgerrin James is an example
of such scenarios; although
James was traded to the
Arizona Cardinals from the
Colts, the program established
in Indianapolis will continue.
In addition to being a strong
proponent of reading, Wright
is just as much a champion
for gift giving. His credits of
ghetto philanthropy are exten-
sive. During the Christmas
season he and Miami-Dade
fire rescue workers distributed
bicycles to neighborhood chil-
dren as 'Santa Claus came
straight to the ghetto' is
quaked out the fire trucks'
amplified speakers.
He also hosts an annual
awards ceremony honoring
"everybody from preachers to
janitors," he said. A tidbit of
information that he wants
Black communities in Miami
to succinctly know is that his
tireless work ethic is sus-
tained by the "love for Black
people." His annual award cer-
emonies are to him but small
tokens of appreciation "for all
that they do to serve the Black

community." He hosts them to
say "thank you."
Of all of his passions for
youth, life and living, Wright's
favorite souvenirs are tassels.
Yes, tassels. He invited The
Times into his home to show-
case his "treasures." Wright
said collecting the tassels of
people that he has an affinity
for who've graduated from
high school or college is what
fills him with gratitude.
His penchant for gift giving
to others returns home to his
son Martin. He loves his son,
He is proud of his boy, who
has 74 college offers to date.
Wright's serious though
comedic personality comes
through when he informs The
Times of a secret he's been
keeping and is now ready to
divulge. He said that he prom-
ised his son when he entered
the 12th grade he would
marry his mother an event
that will happen on the foot-
ball field during the 'Classic'
when Northwestern Senior
High plays Booker T.
Washington. "Meet me at the
game," he said.

Voluntary pre-kindergarten benefits more than 14,000 kids

continued from 11B

watch their growth thus far and
we look forward to seeing their
success in kindergarten, first-
grade and in the coming
A Rutgers University report
on the state of pre-school pro-
grams shows Florida's VPK
program is now the second-
largest in the nation in terms
of total enrollment and the
fifth-largest in the percentage

of eligible four-year old chil-
dren enrolled. The lead states
are Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia
and Vermont states that have
had VPK programs for 10-20
"Florida has established itself
as a leader in early learning
programs and we continue to
be heartened by the responses
to this new initiative," said Lt.
Governor Jennings. "With
summer enrollment increasing
by leaps and bounds, I am
hopeful that parents will see

the value of enrolling their chil-
dren in a quality program that
will further prepare them for
kindergarten in August."
So far more than 7,000 stu-
dents have registered for the
2006-2007 school-year VPK
program in Miami-Dade and
Monroe Counties. Registration
is currently underway for the
2005-2006 summer and 2006-
2007 school-year programs.
The Early Learning Coalition
of Miami-Dade/Monroe is a
501(c)(3) not-for-profit formed

to establish and improve early
education programs for the
more than 160,000 children
from birth through age five in
Miami-Dade and Monroe coun-
ties. The Coalition is committed
to ensuring that all of our
youngest citizens have the com-
munity's attention, commit-
ment and resources in order to
develop intellectually, emotion-
ally, socially and physically so
that they are ready and eager
to learn by the time they reach
the first grade.

Arcola Lakes gets new library, HeadStart and police station

continued from 11B

project. Since then, the
County has launched more
than 100 capital improvement
projects throughout Miami-
Dade that are being funded
through the 15-20 year capital
improvement program that

was overwhelmingly approved
by voters in the 2004 referen-
Neighborhood improvements
funded in whole or in part by
the Building Better
Communities Program
include: road resurfacing,
drainage and sidewalk proj-
ects, improvements to the

Lyric Theater in Overtown,
construction of the South
Dade Cultural Center,
enhance Is t;: numerous
parks, c:' Zoo facilities
and the , of environ-
mentally sensitive lands.
Other projects funded by the
Bond Program are improve-
ments to the Arcola Lakes Park,

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny The Miami Times, June 2 1-27, 2006 13B





Afather shows his family how to prevent type

2 diabetes

By Frenchy Risco
More than 3.2 million Blacks
ages 20 years and older have
diabetes, one-third of whom
don't know they have it. Type 2
diabetes continues to grow in
our community and is now
affecting more of our young
people. I never paid much
attention to statistics like these
until an old friend opened my
My wake up call came when I
saw a friend in the hospital
with half his right leg gone, the
result of diabetes. When I saw
him like that someone I had
known for over 50 years it
had a big impact on me. I real-
ized how much I'd been taking
my own health for granted and
I didn't want my family to face
that experience with me. I
believed I was fortunate: there
was no history of diabetes in
my family. I didn't think I was
at risk. I was wrong.
I am a 63-year-old Black
father who, like most
Americans, had too little physi-
cal activity and too much fried
and fast food in my diet. My
view was that if the food wasn't
fried with meat on the side, the
meal wasn't for me. And as a
real estate executive, I drove or

took taxis to meet my clients
instead of walking the couple of
blocks. My ethnicity, age and
lack of physical activity were
putting me at an increased risk
of developing type 2 diabetes.
After I saw my friend in the
hospital, I immediately became
involved in Fit, Fun and Free, a
healthy living program
launched by the city of
Philadelphia to challenge resi-
dents to become physically
active and eat healthy. It was
high time I changed my lifestyle
and encouraged my children to
join me. I wanted to reduce
my risk for type 2 diabetes so I
would be around for all the
milestones in my children's and
grandchildren's lives.
The program taught me how
to cook low-fat healthy meals
that taste great. I am working
with my family to help them
make healthy food choices. I
encourage my children and
grandchildren to snack on fruit
and avoid the chips. I also have
become more active. I now
walk two to three miles a day.
I feel like a different person. I
am a different person.
This healthy lifestyle is work-
ing for the entire family and we
are feeling great.
Certain events in our lives

happen and there is nothing we
can do about them.
Developing type 2 diabetes
doesn't have to be one of those
things. My buddy was unable
to take advantage of the infor-
mation and resources that may
have helped him control his
diabetes better and prevent the
devastating complications
associated with the disease. I
have a chance to prevent or
delay diabetes in my life and I
choose to be proactive rather
than reactive.
The National Diabetes
Education Program (NDEP) has
created an excellent tool, More
Than 50 Ways to Prevent
Diabetes, that is tailored for the
Black community. Using amus-
ing rhymes like "Less on your
plate, Nate" and "Snack on a
veggie, Reggie," the campaign
zeroes in on our ability to use
humor to cope with serious
matters one of which is pre-
venting the high prevalence of
type 2 diabetes in the Black
community. Under the Small
Steps. Big Rewards. Prevent
type 2 Diabetes. campaign,
NDEP has developed these cre-
ative messages so that we can
be more creative about develop-
ing healthier lifestyles.
I encourage all fathers to take

these tips to heart and use
them. Challenge your friends
and family. Make healthy living
The science of diabetes pre-
vention is clear we need to
come up with healthy ways to
lose just five to seven percent of
our body weight to decrease our
risk of developing type 2 dia-
betes (for a person that weighs
200 lbs. that is only ten to 15
lbs.). It's not too late. This loss
can be achieved by getting 30
minutes of physical activity five
days a week and eating healthy
foods in smaller portions. This
campaign to lose weight
through small changes in our
behavior is not about looking
good, it's about feeling good -
for life.
There are many things out of
our control, but diabetes pre-
vention is not one of them. Join
me in my quest to become an
example of health for the family
and help get the message out
that we all should try to be on
the road to a healthier, dia-
betes-free Black community.
For more tips on how you can
prevent type 2 diabetes, visit or call 1-
800-438-5383 and ask for the
More than 50 Ways to Prevent
Diabetes tip sheet.

Hip Hop 4 Health has grand finale

AMERIGROUP Florida, Inc.,
AstraZeneca and The Carrie
Meek Foundation presented
the 2006 Hip Hop 4 Health'T
dance competition finale on
Saturday, May 20 at Miami
Edison Middle School. The
event featured teams of
dancers from six middle
schools throughout the
Superintendent's School
Improvement Zone including
Norland, Miami Edison,
Horace Mann, Westview,
Madison and Brownsville
Middle' Schools. Also taking
part in the competition were
South Miami and Mays Middle
Community Schools.
The dancers competed for
bicycles, spots with the nation-
ally renowned performance
group, Hip Hop Kidz@ and the
grand prize of a trip to Disney
World@ courtesy of Walt
Disney Parks and Resorts.
The competition was judged by
a panel of celebrity judges and
experienced dancers including
legendary Hip Hop dancer,
Speedy Legs; Hip Hop Kidz
founder, Suzy Stone; 99 Jamz
Morning Show personality Big

Lip Bandit; Super Bowl XXXI
MVP and ESPN personality,
Desmond Howard; and
Marketing and Sales Director
of AMERIGROUP Florida, Inc.,
Jane Asorey.
The team from South Miami
Middle Community School fea-
turing Ricky Jaime, Kristina
Zaidner and Benji Lazzeretti

took first place in the competi-
tion. The second place team
represented Miami Edison
Middle School and included
Shedlie Alcenat, Cynthia
Jacques and Quenisha Albury.
The third place team hailed
from Brownsville Middle
School and featured Michael
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the pool deck. They also
learned the functions of
switch board telephones, ele-
vators and pump rooms.
Students were even given a
bird's eye view of Miami and
its constructional develop-
ment during a trip to the
The children received a gift
bag that included rack
brochures for Miami Dade
County Public School's
Academy and the 211 Helpline

funded by The Children's
Trust. They were also given a
t-shirt, pen, stress ball and a
copy of the company's employ-
ee newsletter available in
English, Creole or Spanish for
their parents to review.
The groups hope to provide
another tour in the fall and
allow students to attend the
Freedom Tour and Career Day
taking place at the beginning
of next year. According to the
website, The IHAD foundation
was initiated to "motivate and
empower children from low-
income communities to reach

their education and career
goals by providing a long-term
of mentoring, tutoring and
Individuals who complete
the program successfully
become eligible to receive full
tuition to a public university
or trade school after graduat-
ing from high school. The 'I
Have a Dream' project
adopts an entire grade from a
specific elementary school or
age group from a public
housing unit and works with
them to develop personal and
professional skills until they

enter college. The program
currently has over 180 proj-
ects in 64 cities across 27
states serving over 13,500
The sixteen year old
Continental Group has been
an avid supporter of the IHAD
program for many years. The
Hollywood-based company
manages more than 630 con-
dominium and homeowner
association communities
across the state.
Gloria Romero-Roses,
Director of Community and
Employee Relations, said that

her company will continue to
be a long-time financial sup-
porter for IHAD. "Our compa-
ny's emphasis is on the people.
We bring them all to the table
and it's great when we can
connect with the kids." said
Romero-Ross said her com-
pany wants children to be
involved in the future of their
community and broaden their
minds in terms of employment.
"On the bus ride to the Grand,
we asked the kids what profes-
sion they wanted when they
get older and ironically about

50 percent said law enforce-
ment," she continued.
During the tour, the children
got to inquire about different
positions in the location such
as housekeeper, personal
trainer, sculptors and zoolo-
gists. "I believe it's important
for them to know that the way
and what you start with is not
necessarily what you'll end up
with," Romero-Roses conclud-
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Hip Hop 4 HealthTM is a health-based
initiative that incorporates a dance
competition and health fairs featuring
valuable health information, screen-
ings and entertaining activities for stu-
dents, their families and the communi-


ty at-large.
Using a genre of music and dance
that is widely popular with youth, Hip
Hop 4 Health encourages physical
activity, cardiovascular health and pos-
itive healthy behaviors. From January
through April, preliminary dance com-
petitions were held at middle schools
throughout Miami Dade County. In
addition, two Hip Hop 4 HealthTM Fairs
were held in Miami communities dur-

ing the months of January and March.
The first, second and third place
winners from the ongoing preliminary
dance competitions at each school were
announced at the previous health fairs,
with each winner receiving valuable
prizes. These students then went on to
form three-person dance teams repre-
senting their individual schools and
competed against the other schools
taking part in the program at

the finale.
The afternoon began with a variety of
fun activities including interactive
games and raffles; a fitness exhibition
by Mrs. Miami 2006 Tanya James; free
cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure
screenings; appearances by the Florida
Marlins Mermaids, Billy the Marlin and
The University of Miami's Sebastian the
Ibis; followed by the final dance compe-

died on May 16, 2006 in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Survived by three sisters, Lu-
cille Tate of Philadelphia; Lilian
Taylor and Albertha Bradford;
Rev. John Taylor and Myra Tay-
lor of Miami.

93"'Street Community postolic Revival Center Bethel Apostolic Temple, In
Missionary Baptist Church 6702 N.W. 15th Avenue 1855 N.W. 119th Street
2330 N.W. 93"r Street 305-836-1224 305-688-1612
305-836-0942 Order of Services Fax: 305-681-8719
New lime lfr T.V. Program Order of Servicesi
Order of Services FOR HOPE FOR TODAY Sun...9:30 I.m....(Sunday School)
7:30 a.m. Euly Morning Wo ship [U "' n'' ( '' Walk in the Word Ministry
I i.m...Morming Worship Sl..- p.ln Slndly 5 1'pa Worship Service .............. I I a.m.
Evening Worship Wed.- Inllt ry Prayer9 a.m.- 12 p.m Tuesday....7 p.m....Family Night
iEvening Worship Servie .................. I I a.m. Wed.. I a.m..Intercessory Pryer
Ist & 3 Sunday ........6 p.m. Sun Eve. Worship ...........7:31) p.n. Wed. Bible Class........ p.m.
Tuesday Bible Suidy ...7 p.m. ues Ppyer Meeting....... 7:3() pm.We i
wehse: c i, . Wed. Bible Class ..............7 p.m.

Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
www.frie .urr
740 NW. 58th Street
Miami, FL
Order of services
Hour o Pryer.........6:30 a.m.
SEIrly Morning Worship....7:30 ;.m.
SSunday Sch ol ..........9:34)0 ..m.
New Dan W hrip ............I I
DeiYouth Minitry S tidye..Wed 7 p.m.
I'rTuaysr/Bible assdy .....W .......7 p.m.
N-Sulay Allar Pryer...(M-F)
Feeding Ihe Hungry every
Wunday........vnng Wo p....... .m

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

Order of Services:

Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68" Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(2.3,4,5' Sunday) ......8:00 aIm
Sunday School ..........9:45 amn
Morning Service ..... I1:00 ri
Comnmunion Service
(Thurs. belbre I" Sunday) 7:30 pm
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Wedneday) 7:30 pm

The Soul Saving Station O
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
Sunday School ...........n~9a.1.
Sunday Worship..l I & 7 pit
Tuesday Worship.......7:45 p.m.
Noon DIy Pray Prayer.......Mon.-Fri.

F r B i y f ............m..--*" P V 11

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12"' Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m.
Sunday School............. 9 a.m.
NBC ............................ 10(:05 .m.
Worship .....................I u ;.m.
Worship ..................4 p.m.
Mission and Bihle Class
STuestlly ...............6:30 p.m.
l Y_,Youth Meeting/Choir releailsail
Monday .......................6:30 p.m.

Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
S Sunday Moning ...........8 a.m.
Sunday School.............10 atm.
Sunday Evening ............. 6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ........7:30 p.m
Tue. Bible Class .........7:30 p.m.
Thrs. Fellowship .........10am.
iB |st Sun. Song Practice ..6 p.m.
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' 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 ............. 10 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.
Comcast Digital Cable: 8, 19, 22, 23,30 and 37
Web page:
Dr retssCSivMnse

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

Order of Services:
Sulllu ayl M o nllillg.............1) a.I .
\Wedrlnsday Night Hible Si dyi
.7 p.m.

/Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4' Street. Homestead 33136
Order of Services:
Sunlldla School ........... It:30 am,
Sun. MorningE Srvw ...[2 pl.m,
:l i nli g Worship Ser. 1).111.
Tuesday "Youth Night"...8 pm11.
Wed I."Noon I):ay Prayer..12 p.m.
Wed. Nighl Bible Study.....X p.m.
Thursday) Night e'(Oinglon BlibleI
College ......... 1- II) i.l.
Irdla) Nighl W orsbip Sc ,-... |
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Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services
Loal Day Sunday Schiol .......9:45amn
Sumlnday Morning Worship.....I Ia.m.
Sunday Men's Bibhle Study ....5 p.m.
Sunday LlUdies Bible Sludy ...5 p.i.
Sunday Evening Wnrship ......6 p.m.
Iueda iy Night .ih, SILdy.7:30pm I
I liunsday Moming Bihle Cli l:s II ,..
STransportation aivilhble CallI:
305-6344-850 305-691-6958

St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3'1 Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Early Sunday
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School .........;9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship ...11 a.m.
Nature fin Haptis Chlurcws
(B B.T.U.) 5 p.m.
Evening Worship ........7 p.m.
Meeting ........(Tucs.) 7 p.m.

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

Order of Services:
Bihlc Study WcL .................. 8 pmL
Sunday Schi ................ 10a im
SuLIt. Wmuship Scrv.........l 1:30 a.m.
Wed. Night I ntrceIssory PIwry
I.l..l 7:30 toI X p n.
Sunday Worship SrvicC..6:30I p.m.

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...................:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........11 a.m.
Free Golf Every 2" & 4"' Sunday ...........4 p.m.
Don Shula's Golf Course

New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

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.

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

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

Early Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .....11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Tues. bcfene the Ist Sun.....7 p.m.
Mid-week Worship

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

Order of Services:
E arly Morning Worship.7:30a.m.
Sunday School .......... 9:30a(.m.
Morning Worship ....I I a.m.
Praycr Meeting ............7:30 p.m.
Bible Study ..................8 p.m.

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

Order of Services:
Sulndly Morning Serviccs
Sutndll Schooll .........I.. 0 i.In.
Worship Service.... ...... 1 1 .m.
Tuesday Bihble Study......, p.)m.
thursday Pra.yr Service.......S i).m

S Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
7:45 a.m.- 11:15 an.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer Meeting Tucs. 6 p.m.

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

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

New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10h Avenue
Order of Services:
Early Sunday Worship...7:3l a.m.
Sunday School ................. :3() a.m.

Suxlay Morning Worship.....II a;n.
Sunday Evening Service ...6 pn.
Tuesday PRyer Meetin ...7:3) pmn.
Wednesmdiy Bible Study ...7:)30 p.n.
"No( Justl a Church Bui t aoveenCl "

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3"1 Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060*Fax 305-255-854
Order of' Services:
Sunday Sclh ol ...........9:45
Sut1. M luring Scrv......ll a.m.
4" Sun....11TU....1:30-2:30 p.m.
Tui sday ......Bibl Stu ly
Fc ding Minislry......In a.n.
Wedl. Bible StIdy/lrayer..6:30) p.n
Tlimirs. Olwrc.tch Miristry....6:3(0 pi

Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
Sunday Schixl ............9:311 a.m.
Mouming I'mise/Wonllip ..11 a.m.
Youth Chlair Saturday ...... IIa.m.
PI'ryer Mccing & Bible Study
Tuesday 7 p.m.
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New Harvest Missionary New Hope Missionary \ New Mount Moriah
Baptist Church Baptist Church Missionary Baptist Church
12145 N.W. 27th Avenue 1881 N.W. 103" St. 6700 N.W. 14th Avenue
305-696-7745 305-691-1811
305-681-3500 Order of Services: Order of Services:

Order of Services: S7,u3"y g I:45 a.. Suadlay wSotlI., ......... Y i45d .m
LI IryIx k SCtoIinO .lli S.MenIat I..... i...9
lMoning Wor ship .............. 1(1:3N(;i.i. .nt tl y Prye.r i t miMdy Pryer WW a. u I .......7 p.
iT es. In-sighl Mini.sry............ M day- iday....12 p M y l ly...............................8 pn.
]'r;ly, l1 S-lvic .....................7:3 11 pSal. : :;llomlla n OI1 Ii\ ion ....................l ;iilu
i hlrye Sly vice.............. 73......... .I'Pra.lycdr/iblc Sluady
l SC ....... ...... day............ 7:30 pi. Si illy I Gie-a-Way......... I il
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Fellowship Day 2006 at Mount Calvary

Sister Angelia Shellman

The Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church will host
Fellowship Day 2006 on
Sunday, June 25. The theme
for the day is "Christian Men
and Women Living for Christ in
the 21st Century."
Services will began with the
Women's Department at 7 a.m.
The speaker is Sister Angelia
Shellman, First Lady of the St.

Reverend Samuel Atchison

Ruth Missionary Baptist
Church of Dania Beach,
Reverend T. T. Shellman, pas-
Sister Shellman is the First
Vice President of Women's
Convention of Florida East
Coast Missionary Baptist
The Men's Department will
climax their services at 11 a.m.

with Reverend Woodrow
Jenkins, pastor of the St. Luke
Missionary Baptist Church,
We are expecting a grand time
in the name of the Lord. The
community is also invited to
share in a Pre-Fellowship Day
Prayer Breakfast on Saturday
morning, June 24 at 8 a.m. The
theme for the breakfast is "Let's

Deacon Vernon K. Atchison and
Sister Beverly Atchison
Pray for our Children Today to
Save them Tomorrow."
Come join the Mt. Calvary
fajnily to share in the great con-
vqcation of Men and Women in
fellowship. Deacon Vernon
Keith Atchison, Sr. and Sister
Beverly Atchison are the
Fellowship Day Chairpersons.
Reverend Dr. Samuel Atchison
is the pastor.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church celebrates 100 years
-. . .. ...

"Thanking God for the Past,
Praising Him in the Present
and Trusting Him for the
Future" is the theme around
which the pastor, officers,
members and friends of St.
John Missionary Baptist
Church will focus as they cel-
ebrate the Centennial of the
historic church.
Friday, June 23, 7 p.m.,
Internationally renowned and
former Miamian Les Brown
will be the banquet speaker at
the Downtown Radisson
Hotel, 1601 Biscayne
Boulevard. St. John's very
own "singing school teachers,
Dr. Mary Hylor and Treva
Burke-Harrell will sing songs
of Glory.
The Instant Attractions will
also blend their voices for the
memorable event. There is a
$60 donation to attend the
banquet with proceeds- going
to the Deacon Nelson L.
Adams Scholarship Fund.
On the anniversary Sunday,
June 25, the 7:30 a.m. ser-
mon will be brought by one of
the sons of the church, the

Reverend Richard Dunn; 10
a.m., members will assemble
at the site of the first church
on the corner of 11"' Terrace
and 2"" Avenue, organized in
June 1906 and from there
march to the present church,
1328 NW 3"' Avenue. The
church was built in 1940.
At 11 a.m., the message will
be delivered by a beloved
friend of St. John Missionary
Church, Bea Hines. Following
the service, dinner will be
Reverend Dr. Robert Ingram,
another son of the church
will close out the Anniversary
service starting at 5 p.m.
All former members are
asked to come and help us
praise God for 100 years of
God's grace and mercy.
The color of the day is vari-
ous shades of purple.
Faro additional information,
please contact Sister
Lorraine King at the church,
305-372-3877 or 305-371-
Reverend Henry Nevin is the

Reverend Henry Nevin

Bea Hines

Reverend Richard Dunn

SReverend Robert Ingram

Apostle Scott

Pastor Coleman

Apostolic conference at Tree of Life

Tree of Life Deliverance
Ministry, Inc. (Bethesda) under
the leadership of Apostle E.
Scott, would like to invite
friends, family and the commu-
nity to the Apostolic
Conference, begins on June
Services will be held at 4150
N.W. 7'" Ave. at 6:30 p.m.
Apostle E. Scott will be ordain-
ing Pastor Coleman as Pastor

of Tree of Life Bethesda, Opa-
locka along with other leaders
on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The speakers for the confer-
ence are Apostle Brown,
Monday; Apostle Scott,
Tuesday; Reverend Troy
Phillips, Wednesday; Bishop
Hawkins, Thursday; and
Apostle Iris J. Troy, Friday.
For more information, contact
the church at 305-751-3777.

Appreciation for Pastor Williams

Overseer Sean D. Mears and
The Haven of Deliverance Inter-
national Ministries invites you to
join in for their Second
Appreciation for.Pastor Rashad
L. Williams on Friday, June 23;
Saturday, June 24 at 7:45 p.m.
and Sunday, June 25 at 11:20
This 25 year old pastor, faith-
fully serves as the assistant pas-
tor of the H.O.D.I.M. Services
will be held at the Golden Glades
Inn Conference Center, 16500
N.W. 2 Ave., North Miami.
For more information or direc-
tions, call 786-262-8241.

Pastor Rashad Williams

Youth-Young Adult Day at Jordan Grove


New Mt. Calvary youth revival

Come one, come all to our
annual Youth Revival, start-
ing June 21 through June
23, all services at 7:30 p.m.
Evangelist of the week is the
Reverend Dr. Tracey
McCloud of Peace Missionary
Baptist Church.
Come and be blessed by
this mighty man who brings
a word from Heaven.
Reverend Albert Jones is
the pastor.
Reverend Dr. Tracey McCloud

Revival at


Temple Baptist

At Memorial Temple Baptist
Church, all roads lead to
16600 NW 44 Court, June 28-
30 at 7:30 p.m. Revivalist is
Elder Stanley Robinson from
Morning Star Baptist Church
of Goulds.
Come and have a glorious
time in the Lord!
Reverend Ellise Cox is the
pastor. Elder Stanley Robinson

Pastor celebrated at New Mt. Moriah
The First Pastoral
Anniversary celebration at
New Mount Moriah Missionary
Baptist Church for Pastor
Dennis M. Jackson, II is on
June 25 beginning at 8 a.m.
with Bishop Dennis M.
Jackson, Sr. and congregation.
It continues at 11 a.m. with
Pastor Richard P. Dunn II and
congregation. The climax of
the anniversary will be at 4
p.m. with Pastor Gregory
Thompson and congrgation.
Dinner will be served.
The public is invited. Pastor Dennis Jackson, II

Reverend Douglas Cook, Sr.

Father, son-daughter breakfast

Dr. William H. Washington and Wife, Eloise S. Washington

Greater St. James Missionary Baptist International Church
celebrated their Free Father, Son-Daughter Breakfast at Denny's
on June 17 with 20 of their memb rs.
Father's Day, June 18, fathers winners of the most children
present and youngest child were, Deacon Jerome Cooper and
Anthony Ambrister. Each received 925.
A quick flashback to Mother's Dab, May 14. Mothers received
$25 apiece; oldest mother, Ch eophield Pratt; youngest,
Denishia Thomas; most children present, Patricia Hill; First
Lady, Eloise S. Washington, $50.
Come to a blessed church, located at 4875 NW 2 Ave., where
Dr. William H. Washington is the pastor.

You can't pray f-or everybody
You can't pray for everybody

You can't pray for everybody,
nor everything. You can pray
against God's will and His pun-
ishment. Sometimes we make
bad decisions that set us back.
You don't have to have every-
thing you want to be happy.
Romans 8:26 says "likewise
the spirit also helpeth our infir-
mities: for we know not what
we should pray for as we
ought: but the spirit itself
maketh intercession for
us with groaning which cannot
be uttered. Roman 8:30 says
"More over whom He did pre-
destinate, them He also called:
and whom He called them He
also justified and whom He
justified, them He also

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

"Young People Leading
Others Toward The Christian
Journey" is the focus on
Youth-Young Adult Day at
Jordan Grove for Sunday,
June 25. At 7 a.m. the setting
is a Prayer Breakfast with
Minister Kenneth D. Duke as
At 11 a.m. Minister Jimmie
Witherspoon and Mt. Nebo of
Ft. Lauderdale's Young People
Choir will be our guests.
The colors are pink with gray
or silver.
Reverend Douglas Cook, Sr.
is the pastor.

Death Notice

RUDOLPH, 55, of Miami
Gardens, died on June 19 at
Memorial Regional.
She was Educator with the
Miami Dade School System. She
is survived by her son, Winston
Rudolph, Jr.; daughters, Jolonda
and Erica Rudolph; mother,
Bertha Lee Wigfall; grandsons,
Eric Jewsome; daughter-in-law,
Tangle; brothers, Henry Wigfall
(Althea) and Isaiah Wigfall
(Terri); sister, Lila Mae President,
Sarah Wigfall, Mizelle Hall
(Wilfred), Peggy Smith (Henry),
Kay Scott and Joetta Mack.
Services will be held 10 a.m.
on Saturday at Jesus People
Ministries Church International.
Visitation with family on
Friday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the
Gregg L. Mason Chapel.
Interment will be held at Dade
Memorial Park North.

Minister Jimmie Witherspoon

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


06/25/82 05/06/04

Gone, but not forgotten Love
your, Dad and family.

June 7 at
Parkwa y
Services were

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


IRMA JOHNSON, 69, died June
19 at North
Shore Medical
C e n t e r
Remains will be
shipped to
Shorty Ville,
Alabama for
final rites and

June 18 at
Ho s p i t a I .
S e r v i c e
Saturday at

June 16 at
Hospital .
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Revival
Ta bernacle
Assembly of

75, retired phar-
macist of
Coconut Grove,
died June 19 at
Hospital .
include: daugh-
ter. Jean Marie
Rolle; sons,
Stephen M. and
Anthony A. Rolle; sisters, Georgia
Madison, Yvonne Major and Juanita
Bethel. Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at
St. Hugh Catholic Church.

JOHN E. MAY, 82, retired land-
scaper of Cutler
Ridge, died
June 18 at
home. Survivors
include: daugh-
ters, Michelle
May Johnson
and Chantell
May; and a host
of other rela-
tives and
friends. Service Saturday, 10 a.m.
at Second Baptist Church.

MARY REAVES, 96, died June
13. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
Church of God In Properies.

SAMUEL DEANS, 59, died June
13. Visitation
Firday, 4-9 p.m.
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 10
a.m. at New Life
Worship Center.

WILLIE LAWSON, 41, died June
14. Visitation
Friday, 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Greater
New Bethel
Baptist Church.

LINCOLN ROSS, 58, died June
17. Arrangements are incomplete.

Carey Royal *
QUEEN WILSON, 81, died June
16 at Memorial
Hospital of
Pines. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
in the chapel.

ELLA DEAN, 83, died June 19 at
Gramercy Park Nursing Home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

HELEN FERRALL, 55, died June
16 at Coral Springs Medical Center.
Graveside services were held.

Barrett, Fryar
Richmond Heights, died June 17 at
her residence. Service Saturday,
12:30 p.m. at Martin Memorial
A.M.E. Church.

43, died June 12 at Baptist Hospital.
Service Wednesday, 1 p.m. at
Glendale Baptist Church.

JESSIE BELL, 51, died June 16
at home.
are incomplete.

June 17 at Mt
Sinai Hospital.
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 1 p.m.

CORINE COOPER, 75, died June
16 at Parkway Regional Medical
Center. Remains were shipped to
Waycross, GA for final rites and burial.

died June 13 at Jackson Hospital.
Private services were held.

LAMAR KELLY, died. Services
were held.

EARNEST COTTLE, 75, retired
porter of
Coconut Grove,
died June 13 at
home. Survivors
include: sons,
Herman and
Carl Grant;
daughters, Doris
Green, Caroly
Kathy and Earnestine Cottle and
Susan Cottle-Gooden. Services
were held.

Coconut Grove, died June 18 at
home. Service Friday at Christ
Episcopal Church.
domestic, died June 14 at Coral
Springs Medical Center. Remains
will be shipped to Nassau, Bahamas
for final rites and burial.

E.A. Stevens
S.W. 19th Street, Hollywood, died
June 12 at Florida Medical Center
in Lauderdale Lakes. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Star
Bethlehem Baptist Church in
WILLIAM JONES, SR., 62, died
June 18.
Thursday, 4-9
p.m. Remains
will be shipped
to Buggs and
Bellamy Funeral
Home in
Jacksonville, FL
for final rites and

DELROY MARTIN, 50, died June
3. Visitation Friday, 4-9 p.m. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at New Life
Worship Center.

June 12. Services were held.

died June 13. Remains will be
shipped to Manning, South Carolina
for final rites and burial.

Gregg L. Mason
June 16 at
Hospital .
include: son,
Charles Metts;
dau g h ters,
Carrie Allen,
Mary Jeanette
Allen and
Mahalia Suarez
(Rene). Viewing Wednesday, 5 p.m.
in the chapel. Service Wednesday, 6
p.m. in the chapel. Remains will be
shipped to Peoples Funeral Home
in Whiteville, North Carolina for final
rites and burial.

Death Notice

77, a homemaker, died June
17 at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
A Memorial service will be
held Friday from 6-7 p.m. in
the Hall/Ferguson/ Hewitt
Chapel. The survivors include
sons: Lorenzo, James, Jr.,
Marvin A., Jeffrey and Randy;
daughters, Betty, Brenda and
The service will be held 1
p.m., Saturday, June 24, at
Friendship M.B. Church, 740
N.W. 58 St.


Goulds, died June 19. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at House of God
Penetecostal Church, Homestead.

died June 12 at Cedars Medical
Center. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

nurse at
Hospital, died
June 12 at
Ho s p i t a I .
include: daugh-
ters, Tamela
Gibbs and
Kimbrough. Services will be held
Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m. at
Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist

of Eddie
Weaver Tire
Service, died
June 17.
include: spouse,
mother, Daisy
Wooden; chil-
dren, Daisy
Willis, Frankie, Jack, Sharon and
Anthony Weaver. Visitation
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at
Wright Funeral Home. Final rites
Saturday at Cedar Spring A.M.E.
Church, Cairo, GA.

21, restaurant
chef, died June
15, 2006.
include: mother
and father,
Carrie Lubemba
and Paul S.
Davis; sisters,
Aldanita Gary
and Venus
Gary; brother, Travis Gary; niece,
Trinity Martin; nephews, Genesis
Campbell, Malachi Davis, and
Isaiah Thomas; grandmother, Nelly
Davis-Blake; great-grandmother;
Freddie Brown; fiancee, Ashley
Brown. Service Saturday, June 24,
1 p.m. at Holy Cross Baptist


JAMES KILLINGS, 74, plumber
for the City of
North Miami,
died June 12 at
the V.A. Medical
Center. Services
were held.

died June 12 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Service Saturday, 1
p.m. at

JOHNNY HAYES, 51, construc-
tion laborer,
died June 15 at
Cedars Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. in the

DERS, 56, tax collector for the
Government of Bahamas, died
June 16 at Parkway Regional
Medical Center. Arrangements are

79, died June 15
at home. Service
(today), 11 a.m.
at Bethel Full
Gospel Baptist

RUTHIE GATLIN, Perrine, died
June 10 at Jackson South
Community Hospital. Services were

died June 12 at home. Services
were held.

NEN MATHIS, 83, died June 19 at
South Miami Hospital. Service
Saturdayy, 11 a.m. at Sweethome
Missionary Baptist Church.


49, died on Sunday, June 18 at
She is survived by mother, Dai-
sy Robinson; sister, Nettie Ed-
wards; brothers, James and Per-
ry; children, Felicia, Larry, Sta-
cey, Fatima, Lorenzo, Joe, Mat-
thew, Abraham, Rickey and
Dwyane; grandchildren,
Tymanika, Tiara, Tyneisha,
Ta'khaya, Jameshia, Jasmine,
Ta'nayjah; nieces, nephews and
a host of sorrowing family mem-
bers and friends.
Visitation Monday, June 26 at
Mitchell Funeral Home, 8080
NW 22 Ave.
Services will be 11 a.m., Tues-
day, June 27 in the chapel.

Death Notice

64, retired school teacher for
Miami-Dade Public Schools,
died June 20 at Parkway
Medical Center. Survivors
include: husband, Booker T.
Long; two daughters, Ingrid
(David) Cheesborough and
Esther (Marlon) Wilson; one
stepdaughter, Valerie (Michael)
Gibson; four stepsons: Leonard
(Pamela) Jones, George
(Rhondette) Butler, III, Michael
Long and Maurice Long; five
grandchildren, nine step-grand-
children, two brothers, Leon
(Juanita) White, Jr., and
Herman (Carmita) White;
two sisters, Rhoda White, Judy
(Richard) Worthy; brother-in-
law, James (Jackie) Long;
numerous aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, cousins, friends, rela-
tives and neighbors. Service will
be held Tuesday, June 27, 10:30
a.m. at The Church of The
Incarnation. Services entrusted
to Hall/Ferguson/Hewitt

In Memoriam


06/16/71 03/13/05

It's been a year. It's hard with-
out you. Making life decisions
without your input. So many
things I want to share with you.
Khariah says "that you'll
always be the third puzzle piece
that completes our puzzle."
She's amazing, Ransom.
What you brought to our life
we will hold forever.
We love you!

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


04/06/37 06/20/05

Though you're not here with us
anymore, your presence lives on
in us and it's you that we still
Love Always, Olive, Jackie,
Jeffery, David, and Davonna

Death Notice

ELLA DEAN, 83, died June
19 at Gramercy Park Nursing
Home. services, Saturday, 10
a.m. at St. Peters American
Catholic Church.

Death Notice

Owner/Director New
Generation Child Care #1
and 2, passed June 14,
memorial service to be held
10 a.m., Wednesday, June
21 at Mt. Herman AME
Final services will be
Saturday in Gainesville, FL.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of.


07/29/35 06/19/05

It's been a year, but it seems
like yesterday.
We miss you and love you. You
will forever live in our hearts.
Your Family and Friends.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


04/20/65 06/23/04

Two years ago God called you
home. You will always be in our
We love you and miss you.
The Bell, Alston and Roundtree

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

bka 'JOE'

06/18/36 05/09/05

Happy Birthday on
Father's Day

A year has passed since you
left us, but it seems like only
yesterday. Support from God,
family and friends have helped
us to make it through the year
with our memories of you.
We miss your voice, your smile,
your presence We miss you,
and will always love you; but,
God said "Come home to rest."
Remembering you, always wife,
Barbara; Mama, Arlean, all the
children and all the family.

Death Notice

81, died June 19 at North
Shore Medical Center. Carey
Royal Ram'n Mortuary.

I, 4


04/16/40 05/25/06

sincerely appreciates your dear
expressions shown during our
time of bereavement. We were
blessed by your multitude of
sympathy cards with words of
encouragement and comfort,
telephone calls, monetary gifts,
flowers and plants.
Special thanks to Hall-Fergu-
son-Hewitt Funeral Home, St.
Matthew Masonic Lodge, Booker
T Washington Class of '59, Dade
County OCED Advisory Board,
and everyone that helped with
the homegoing.
It is our prayer that everyone
will be blessed in the same man-
ner that you blessed our family.

Death Notice

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The Wedding Celebration of
Tanika G. Morgan and Joseph
E. Crawford took place, Sunday,
May 21, at Ebenezer United
Methodist Church with Reverend
Dr. Joreatha Capers, officiant
and Valarie B. Thomas and Jill
Bethel, wedding planners.
Pre-nuptial music filled the
edifice with the song, 'Because
You Love Me' as Madeline
Graves, parent of the groom,
and Willie and Mary T. Morgan,
Jr., parents of the bride, entered
the church. They were followed
by the officiant, groom and
Kenneth Clarke, best man, with
'You Are My Joy' accompanying
With the music 'Spend
My Life With You,' came
other members of the
bridal party led by
bridesmaids and
groomsmen Jasmine
Jackson and Stephon
Evans, Nancy
Stevenson and
Christopher Sherrod, MAN
Katrina Carter-
Jenkins, matron of honor,
Gracelyn Thomas, maid of
honor and Christopher Yeboah,
Also participating were,
Antrinika Mack, junior brides-
maid and Deon Byrds, junior
groomsman; Zabhrya Tillman,
junior bridesmaid and Evander
Crawford, junior groomsman;
Meshay Steven, flower girl;
Elijah Evans, ring bearer and
Tachalla Morgan, hostess.
With the music of 'The Lady,
Her Lover and Lord,' the bride


entered on the arms of Anthony
Mack and Willie Morgan III.
She smiled, beautifully attired
with a diamond tiara, a mini-
veil, beaded chocker and
a floral design gown on
the bodice and at the
hem of the extended
skirt. The groom smiled
at her all the way to the
Upon arrival, the offi-
ciant performed a tradi-
tional ceremony which
included exchange of PARRI
vows, exchange of rings,
blessing prayer and the lighting
of unity candles, followed by the
pronouncement of mar-
riage and the recessional
to 'Always and Forever.'
Following the reces-
sional, the newlyweds
entered a white, stretch
limousine and led the
entourage to the recep-
tion and celebration
which was emceed by
rGAT Valarie Thomas and Jill
Bethel. Introductions
began with the parents, followed
by the bridal party and the bride
and groom. Then was the first
The celebration continued with
dinner, performance by the J.B.
Dance Ensemble, cutting of the
cake, toasts, tossing of the bou-
quet and garter and much danc-
ing. Then the newlyweds
escaped to go on a honeymoon in
Las Vegas, NV.

Congratulations go out to Dr.
Congratulations go out to Dr.

Astrid K. Mack, president and
co-chair of The Twentieth
Annual Scholarship/Awards
Banquet, along with Nelson
Jenkins, chair, Dr. Richard
Strachan, Dr. Bradford Brown
and James B. Randolph, n,
Some of the early arrivals to
embrace the Double Tree
Hotel/Banquet Room were
James Maull, scholarship chair-
man, Arthur L. Simms, Dr.
Bennie Reeves and Dr. Jack
Tuckfield, along with James
and Marge Fayson, Mrs. Bennie
Reeves, Helen Everette
and her girlfriends,
Rosetta and Zerbedee
Vickers and Erslyn F.
Anders immediately
took the keyboard and
entertained the early
arrivals until Randolph,
II began the program
MO with Dr. B. Reeves sere-
nading the huge crowd,
followed by Hosea Butler provid-
ing the invocation and blessing
of the food.
After a sumptuous meal con-
sisting of traditional field green
salad, grilled salmon/grilled
chicken, truffled mashed pota-
toes, medley vegetables and car-
rot/chocolate cake, special
attention was given to special
recipients of awards.
Dr. Mack recognized Doctors
Jack and Gloria Smith
Tuckfield for Outstanding
Community Service Awards for
having funded 169 graduates for
a total of $178,000 to ten Florida
universities in memory of their
daughter, Jacki Tuckfield, who
passed in 1997 at the brink of a
successful year. Jacki's legacy
will continue to live on.
Clinton Brown had the honor'
of recognizing Dr. Rozalyn H.
Paschal for providing the
Presidential scholarship for the
past four years; Doctors
Lorraine and Richard Strachan
for funding over 30 students to

Bethune-Cookman, Florida
State University, FAMU and
Oakwood College in Alabama;
and Fletcher Paschal, III, who
recognized Dr. Guinter Kahn,
who duplicated the same com-
munity task.
The Scholarship committee
consisting of Arthur Simms,
James Maull, Dr. Rozalyn H.
Paschal, Dr. Richard Strachan
and Fletcher Paschal, III pre-
sented the Dr. Tee S. Greer
Scholarships to Chantel
Manigat, NMB; Kemy Joseph,
Homestead Sr.; Marcus
Parramore, Coral
Gables Sr.; Natalie
Sanon, BTW; Victoria
Gibbons, Miami
Northwestern and
Kathia Elisbrun, Miami
Some of the VIPs in
attendance included
Mohamed Humaludin
and wife, Eugenia MA
Thomas, Rosalind and
Burt Smith Bonds who are hon-
eymooning in Miami from Detroit
(she is the sister of G.
Tuckfield)., S. and Carol
Parramore, Dorothy McCrary,
Leslie Gamble, Elvis and Diane
Paschal, Erica Paschal, Bennie
and Carolyn White, Betty
Major (Mrs. Kenneth Major),
Eura Randolph, Margie
Fayson, Fifia Jenkins, Mable
Brown, Dollie Butler, Alva
Maull, Ruth Simms and Mary
The Singing Angels of Arcola
Lakes Park were in the spotlight
two times recently. They were
entertained in the backyard of
Dr. Lorraine F. Strachan with
Treetop and Lee Johnson of
the Psi Phi Band providing the
music and members showing
steps they had not used in
Some of those who came out
with their new steps included
Henry Small and his wife,

Ammie Smith, Mamie
Williams, Katherine Bouie and
the sensational Daisy M.
Emmers who stole show.
Further, Daphane Johnson was
the best dancer of the lot and
her moves are incredible.
In addition, Shelia and Joe
Mack provided the menu con-
sisting of a fruit salad, followed
by BBQ chicken, beans and hot
dogs, pigeon peas and rice, pota-
to salad, green beans, bread
pudding and assorted drinks.
The food was so tasty that each
person took home a plate.
From that gathering,
the Singing Angels pre-
pared themselves with
Mary Simmons direct-
ing, Lonnie McCarthy,
Addie Williams, Mamie
Ivory, the men and
Mother Mamie
Williams soloing and
thrilling the hundreds of
ACK citizens gathered at the
Coconut Grove
Convention Center for the City
of Miami seminar on
Preparation for hurricanes.
Along with making an impact
on the huge crowd, each mem-
ber was grateful for the take
home bag given with items to be
used during a hurricane and a
tasty lunch.
Happy birthday goes out to
Wilbur Coleman, the son of
Vasthi Armbrister, who cele-
brated last Sunday at Holy
Redeemer Social Hall with
Father John Cox as the master
of ceremonies. Wilbur named it
his 62nd Year on Planet Earth.
The program included
Claudette Armbrister bringing
the welcome; Josie Poitier,
boosting the roasts and D.J.
'Kool Jenny' providing the
music, while some of the Singing
Angles made their presence felt
with a gift. They were Carolyn
Frazier, Anton Bell, Ruby
Allen, Daphne Johnson and

Henry and Mrs. Small.

Lynda Strachan-Roberts,
community involvement special-
ist, reports a request for the
community to support the
Miami Police Athletic League,
Inc. It has been organized since
1995. Major Juanita Walker-
Kirkland is president and John
F. Timoney is Miami Police
A breakfast was provided for
the community last Saturday at
the Bank of America Tower at
International Place. Those who
did not attend could still partic-
ipate by calling 305-579-6184
for more information.
Remember, PAL's mission is
to foster positive relations
between police officers and the
community; provide after-school
'tutoring; reinforce positive
behavior among young people;
and develop partnerships with
businesses. So, get involved.
Cooperative Charter School,
Dr. John Johnson II, director
and Rosetta Vickers, Zeta
Community Center, director,
have become partners for the
summer and will operate a pro-
gram beginning at 8 a.m. and
ending at 6 p.m.
So parents get those children
out of the house and enroll
them .in this program designed
for grades K thru third in the
morning and other grades in
the afternoon. Further, basic
courses will be taught, along
with computer learning, articu-
lation, television commercial
preparation and more.
The school is located at 1743
N.W. 54th Street. For more
information, please call 305-
691-3209 or 954-260-6027.
Registration is at 3:30 p.m.
daily. There is no cost. CCS
Board members are picking up
the tab for the morning class-

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Booker T. Washington High School's Class of 1949 held
their annual Rededication Activities June 10 11. Saturday's
activities included a day at Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood,
Florida for lunch, dancing, shopping and gaming. The class
worshipped together on Sunday at the Church of the
Incarnation followed with brunch at the Biscayne Bay Marriott
Hotel. During the brunch the Class President, Percy Oliver,
presented special awards to Cortel Owens, Moses Jones,
Alma McCutchen and Verna Goodman. The president also
gave gifts to the following deserving members: Albert
Ferguson, Harold Braynon, Monica Adderly, Alzaida Anders
and Lemuel Moncur.
Accolades of appreciation were given to Sarah Faye Bullard,
Chairperson of the Rededication Activities.
Honorary members: Delores Francis, Mae Cheever and
Kelson McKinney joined the members of the Dorsey High
School Class of 1955 at their end of the year luncheon. Betty
Constance Pinkney, the outgoing president, handed over the
gavel to the newly elected president, Carliss Cook, at the
luncheon which was held at the Ark. The first edition of the
"Bull Sheet" was distributed by journalist Doris Thomas

Congratulations to Representative Dorothy Bendross-
Mindingall and the ladies at Labor in Love Family Literacy
Center who are busy getting ready for their first graduation
exercise. The following ladies have completed the require-
ments for a high school diploma: Ernestine Edwards, Lesley
Gooden, Dorothy Jackson, Carolyn Edwards, Carolyn
Jones, Aleshia Pope, Carolyn Taylor, Dashiba Taylor and
Senella Watson. This activity will be held at the Carrie Meek
Senior Citizen and Cultural Center on June 23.
Charles Hadley Park was the site the Allen, Johnson,
McKinney and Wilson families chose to celebrate the gradua-
tions of Kenneth Allen, Elijah Johnson and Brandon Bryce
Wilson from high school. Dortesia Johnson, who received a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications, was included
in this graduation celebration. Families and friends enjoyed
this festive occasion and meal.

White, teal and silver were the colors selected by April Bell
for her masquerade birthday party which was coordinated by
Marsha James. The theme was "Celebrating Chapters of Life
at Thirty Years of Age." Coworkers, friends and relatives
truly enjoyed the event including Helyn Clark, Laurestine
Porter, Eleanor Leak, Linda Johnson, Aldonia Parrish,
Serena Parrish, Peggy Price and Shirley Williams.
Halfacentuy fifty years young is what Robin Moncur pro-
claimed as her family, friends, high school classmates and
Bethune Cookman Alumni helped to celebrate her big day.
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High steaks testing unfair to students

Every year in June, high
school students don their
sharpest outfits and pack
school gyms and auditoriums
to celebrate a key rite of pas-
sage: graduation. The accom-
plishment typically generates
so much excitement and pride
in students, parents and teach-
ers. That's the way it should be.
Unfortunately, many young
people across the country
aren't able to take part in the
commencement ceremonies
going on around them. And it
won't be because they weren't
bright enough to complete their
courses. These students won't
be receiving their diplomas
because of a controversial and
biased approach to education:
high stakes testing. Designed
to hold schools accountable,
high stakes testing only serves
to hold students back and
dilute the quality of education
they receive. It's an unfair prac-
tice that disproportionately

affects low-income students of
color. And it should be
For years, in some form or
another, school systems across
the country have routinely
used standardized tests. But,
with the 2002 passage of No
Child Left Behind, President
Bush's sweeping education
reform bill, the tests went from
being an assessment of student
progress to, in many cases,
being the deciding factor in
whether or not they'll graduate.
For students in under-funded,
i.e. poor, school districts, pass-
ing these tests is next to impos-
sible. They are stuck in over-
crowded classrooms, with inad-
equate text books and, possi-
bly, have teachers that are
uncertified in the subjects they
are teaching. Add to that any
personal issues they may be
dealing with poor test taking
skills, trouble at home, etc. -
and the odds are stacked

against them. Many of those
affected by this biased system
are Black. Data from California
shows that only 63-percent of
Blacks and 68-percent of
Hispanics students passed
the state's graduation exam,
while 90-percent of white stu-
dents passed. The picture
around the rest of the country
Is not much different. As high
stakes tests increase in popu-
larity, the drop-out rate
increases. Many students feel
it's simply not worth their time
to struggle through their cours-
es only to have their future
determined by a few hours of
According to a study released
last year, many educators
admit to having actually
stopped teaching subject areas
that weren't going to be on the
standardized tests. Instead,
they "teach to the test" and
focus on the material and for-
mats of those exams. Critical
thinking skills aren't used and
real learning doesn't take place.
Study after study has shown
that American students leave
high school unprepared to
compete in a fast-changing
global economy; whether they
go on to college or go straight
into the workforce, these stu-
dents are destined to struggle.
Much of this has to do with the

repetitive drill and repeats they
experienced in high school.
It is impractical to base a stu-
dent's future on one element of
the educational experience.
School districts should
research and offer alternatives
to the tests. In California, for
example, it has been suggested
that seniors could submit work
samples, demonstrating their
mastery of English and math.
We owe it to our students to
provide them with a fair, unbi-
ased educational system.
School reform is needed, but
high stakes tests aren't the way
to change schools for the better.
Legislators need to address this
before we begin to lose more of
our students.
Judge Greg Mathis is national
vice president of Rainbow PUSH
and a national board member of
the Southern Christian
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny-

The commitment game: Waiting for hell to freeze over

By Brandyss Howard
Miami Times Writer

Ladies, have you ever been in
a situation where you want to
be with someone but know that
the relationship would never
work. There's either too much
drama with the baby mama or
the dude is just not ready to
commit. I have always respect-
ed women who are able to sep-
arate their feelings and stay
true to the game. In my
younger days, I was more care-

free and not really looking to
settle down. I just wanted to
have fun and do me. Now that
I'm approaching my mid-twen-
ties, I have become more emo-
tional and the types of relation-
ships I'm looking for are
mature and long-term.
You have to take time to think
about the big picture when
you're contemplating entering a
relationship. If you're dealing
with someone and investing
your feelings, make sure that
person's heart is going in the

same direction. Trying to wait
patiently until a man makes up
his mind will often have you
stressed out and full of wrin-
kles. Don't waste your time
unless you know it's worth it.
You might pass up another
opportunity at happiness.
Understand that the reason
the dude doesn't want to com-
mit may not necessarily have to
do with you. It often takes men
awhile to realize that the
woman they have in front of
them might really be the one.
Why should you wait for him to
notice your worth when there

are so many others that will
appreciate it? There may be an
emotional attachment, but it's
easier to get over him than to
harbor the feeling of rejection
or wasted time. Every moment
you spend 'waiting on that
man,' you miss out on someone
who may be more compatible
and knows what they want.
Sometimes God sends people
into our lives for a specific rea-
son. The man he sends you
may have been meant to be a
business associate, lover or
your best friend. Learn how to
differentiate and don't be afraid

to ask what types of feelings
this person has for you. You
don't want to love someone that
isn't going to love you back. Be
clear on the type of relationship
you want; no matter if he works
long hours, has five kids by
three different chicks or can't
keep it in his pants. If you're
alright with being friends with
benefits, get it how you live, but
remember to stay in character.
If you knew what it was from
the start, don't get mad if you
catch feelings that aren't
Last but not least, be sure

it's what you really want
before deciding to make the
commitment. I have heard so
many times that men become
doggish because a woman has
done them wrong and vice
versa. If that person does take
the time to feel you out before
getting serious, don't play
with their emotions. When you
ask for something, receive
your blessings, but don't take
advantage of them. Karma has
a way of coming back to you.
Either way, don't get stuck
riding the emotional roller-

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Learn how to find the perfect job

Are sick of hunting for the
perfect job? Are you sick of
missing out on fun because
your pockets are empty? Have
your parents stopped raising
your allowance? Well, where do
you go from here? Most will say
it's time you start searching for
a job, yet it isn't smart to jump
headfirst into your search for a
job. What you need is a job that
will satisfy you and won't leave
you regretting your decision of
having applied for the position.
So the best way to select a pro-
fession is to know your options.
Below is a list of jobs that may
help you along your way to
making quick cash.
Pet-sitting When someone
in your neighborhood goes on
vacation, there's often a pet that
needs looking after.
Tutoring Some teens report
that they earn anywhere from
$5 to $20 per hour tutoring. If
you're good at a subject, you
may be able to earn money by
helping others to understand it.
Lifeguard In some parts of
the country, there are short-
ages of lifeguards. Some have
been earning $10 per hour or
more. If you have the skills
needed, consider this option.
Camps If you look into it
early enough, you can line up a
job at a summer camp.
Jobs matching your interests

- If you enjoy working with
young children, see if any day-
care centers near you need
help. If you like the great out-
doors, check with your local
parks department. If you like
movies or recreation, look into
movie theaters or amusement
Mowing lawns, raking yards,
shoveling snow and gardening -
These can all be part of the
same job. Once your customers
know you and the good work
you do, they may use your serv-
ices doing other jobs in other
Department stores A big
perk with these jobs is that you
often get to enjoy employee dis-
counts (which can be substan-
tial, often 20-30% off) and com-
missions on items you sell.

Create websites If you know
enough about computers to cre-
ate well-designed websites, you
can make some good money.
Many small companies and
organizations pay thousands of
dollars to have websites built
for them.
Be crafty If you enjoy arts
and crafts, you might make jew-
elry or other items and sell
them, perhaps on eBay, where
you'll have instant access to a
large customer base. Some
painters and photographers are
making money selling their
work online, although that can
be harder to do.
Serve the elderly Not only
might you find work in a nurs-
ing home or retirement commu-
nity, but you might also serve
older people in your neighbor-

hood. Many older people can't
get around much. They may
welcome your services deliver-
ing groceries, running errands
or doing odd jobs around their
Be a computer educator -
Many people buy computers
and have a lot of trouble setting
them up and trying to use
them. You can set things up,
solve problems, answer ques-
tions, teach programs and show
people how to send and organ-
ize email, upload digital photos,
buy something on,
use Instant Messaging and con-
duct online searches (with
Google or other search engines).
Delivering newspapers If you
sign up to deliver a lot (which
may be more possible in areas
with apartment buildings), you
can make a good bit of money.
Some teens make $100 or $200
per week or more.
Use your skills Think about
what you're good at and try to
teach others like adults or chil-
dren. You might offer piano les-
sons or Spanish lessons. Maybe
you can juggle and entertain at
children's birthday parties. If
you play an instrument, per-
haps you could play at wed-
dings or other events. If you
write, you could try to sell arti-
cles to magazines or newspa-

ADMIT program comes to Village West

Do you think you have tal-
ent? Can you Rap? Can you
sing? Can you write a hit
song? Well here's your chance
to put it to the test and to learn
about all those other high-pay-
ing fields that are the indispen-
sable backbone of the music
and entertainment industry.
"The Alternative Directions
Music Industry Training
(ADMIT) Program, promises to
guide some motivated teens,
from Village West, through the
inner-workings of all the jobs
and professions that make up
the industry.
The program exposes young
people to entertainment career
opportunities that they may

have never thought existed,"
said Thomas Demerritte, pro-
fessional produce and program
director. "Too often kids from
our neighborhoods don't real-
ize that anything exists in the
music and entertainment busi-
ness besides being out front
with a mike in their hand. I
want to expand their thinking -
there are numerous related
industry careers that yield
quite comfortable livings."
The Program also stresses a
practical "here and now." "You
must contribute and give
something back. For instance,
take my last class. These were
teens who dubbed their class,
the 'Carol City Princes and

Princesses of Peace' (CC-P
POP). They recorded a moving
song entitled I Know There Will
Be a Day.
The song focuses on stopping
the violent gunplay that has
plagued their neighborhoods
since they were toddlers. This
violence has led to the deaths
of several of their classmates
over the last year and as seen
more recently in the news -
three this year.
The ADMIT Program, sup-
ported by Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Carlos A.
Gimenez, now moves to
Coconut Grove Village West.
ADMIT is accepting applica-
tions for the first Village West

claps of ten to twenty partici-
Applicants must be 14-years
or older and have parental or
guardian consent. The pro-
gram will be run out of the
Village West Virrick Park Gym -
3255 Plaza Street.
Transportation will be provided
when in-studio sessions are
To sign up contact Wesley
Carroll, Manager, Virrick Park,
305-445-0123 or for more
specifics about the ADMIT
Program, contact Thomas
Demerritte at 305-835-8835.
Pick up applications at Virrick
Park or e-mail Brandi at

YMCA offers programs, jobs for teens at Virrick

The Young Men's Christian
Association was founded in
London, England, on June 6,
1844, in response to
unhealthy social conditions
arising in the big cities at the
end of the Industrial
Revolution (roughly 1750 to
1850). Ever since then it has
been offering help to low-
income families in need of
financial support to achieve
their vision of building strong
kids, strong families and
strong communities; and to
reinforce the YMCA core val-
ues of caring, honesty, respect
and responsibility.
So it's no surprise the YMCA
of Greater Miami along with
Virrick Park Committee is
bringing the Y's Teen Program
to Coconut Grove. The pro-
gram is designed to give kids a

positive outlet for
their interests
and a safe place
to have fun with
their friends.
"Teens are such a
special group for
the YMCA," said
Bev Landis, Vice President of
Program Services for the
YMCA. "Their energy and
enjoyment of life is
unmatched. Teens are really
fun to work with, yet are often
underserved by neighborhood
organizations. We are really
looking forward to our opening
The YMCA Teen Afterschool
Program at Virrick Park
opened in early June. The
program will be held Mondays
- Fridays from 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Virrick Park is located at 3255

Teen needs community support

Ja Karrea Mustaf,
a fourteen-year-old
ninth grader at
Rockdale County
High School, has
been selected to
attend the 2006 ses-
sion of the Junior
Statesmen Summer
School at Yale
University. Sadly,
she doesn't have Ja Karre
that much time to
raise money for tuition, room
and board, travel and other
expenses. While her family is
paying for a portion of the costs,
Ja Karrea must raise the bal-
Ja Karrea is selling framed
poetry to help herself. The poet-
ry are original works of Ja
Karrea's. She hopes to study
medicine in college, but also
hopes to take a few classes in
government, too. She was
accepted into this prestigious
program because of her out-


standing academic
record and potential
for leadership. Ja
Karrea is not only a
good student, she is
an active member of
New Birth
Missionary Baptist
Church of Lithonia,
a member on the
high school basket-
Mustaf ball and volleyball
teams and an active
student council member at the
Anyone wishing to make an
individual donation to help Ja
Karrea can send a check to:
Admissions Director
The Junior Statesmen
Summer School
400 South El Camino Real
Suite 300, Manteo, CA 94402
Checks are to be made
payable to: Junior Statesmen
Foundation and include a note
that Ja Karrea Mustaf is the
intended beneficiary.

Plaza Street. Middle and High
School youth enjoy a variety of
activities including community
service projects and field trips.
Homework assistance and
tutors are available to help
kids improve their academic
performance and life skills and
leadership and healthy living
activities will be offered to
build lasting friendships and
develop strong character.
This YMCA Teen Afterschool
Program is free for teens
thanks to funding provided by
the Knight Foundation. The

Virrick Park Committee has
worked closely with the YMCA
to develop this program for
area teens and assisted in
securing the Virrick Park loca-
tion, making it easy for teens
to participate. Additionally the
"Y" pledges to hire and train
many of its attendants, train-
ers and counselors locally (in
Village West) whenever possi-
ble. So, dust off your resumes
and be ready. For more infor-
mation or to sign up for the
YMCA Teen Program at Virrick
Park, call 305-665-3513.

Let's soar together

It feels like yesterday when we
were in Peterson's class looking
over our identical schedules. It
feels like only yesterday when
we were sitting in Whitehead's
class disgusted at the look's of
one another. It feels like only
yesterday becoming the best of
friends. It feels like only yester-
day walking across the stage to
receive our diplomas. I guess
what they say is true "good
things don't always last." Even
though we have parted in more
ways than one can imagine, I
want you guys to know that I
love you and a battle is never
won unless God has the last

say. Let God be your sword and
shield as the enemy you see
before you becomes your foot-
stool. I'm not going to be a fool
and say Good-bye is easy
because it's not. Truth is I can't
say good-bye. So, to the two girls
who showed me what friendship
is all about; ;o the two girls who
mean the most to me; to the two
girls I shared so many memories
with; I say never look back on
what could have, should have or
what would have been. Always
look at what is now and remem-
ber to always put God first.
-Katrell Rahming

Del Carmen Aranzola Leon Fowler

Congratulat- !

Yanelys Del Carmen Aranzola is a recent graduate of
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. In addition to her
academic achievements, she was active in the drama club,
chorus and the judo club. Aranzola is not only a Blind
Department graduate but an honor roll student who plans
on attending Miami-Dade Community College to major in
massage therapy.

Leon Fowler is a recent graduate of Florida School for the
Deaf and Blind. Fowler is a Deaf Department graduate and
honor roll student whose plans are to continue his educa-
tion and develop greater work skills in order to live inde-

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

Ijust found out that due to some finan-
cial issues, I won't be able to attend
FAMU in the Fall. I made all these plans
and now I feel they are going down the
drain. I feel that maybe there is still a
chance. Do you know of any options that I
have not tried?
Financially Challenged

Financially Challenged,
Let's not panic; the world is not coming
to an end. Maybe yours is but that doesn't
mean you have to perish with it. First let's
weigh your options, you can talk with a
FAMU financial advisor. Maybe they may
have some answers on why your financial
aid did not come through or why you did-

n't receive any. Next you can check out
scholarships that you may qualify for and
can receive the benefits to help out with
your predicament. You also can decide to
put your FAMU plans on the back burner
for two years. Today a large number of
teens have decided that they may not be
ready to jump back into that demanding
schedule of classes. They have decided to
attend a community college for two years
and raise their GPAs, work to earn extra
cash to pay for tuition at expensive uni-
versities and will probably be more pre-
pared in two years to attend an universi-
ty. So you see you there is always a rain-
bow at the end of the tunnel. Don't let this
stop you and who knows, maybe every-
thing will work out according to plan.

flame ti4i teen Jenciatiotn

has been working in show business since the age of five.
His motion picture credits include roles in Antwone Fisher and You Got Served. On television
he guest-starred in the series Judging Amy, Malcolm in the Middle, For Your Love, Girlfriends
and Eve. He was also featured in numerous commercials, including Cap'n Crunch, Kool Aid,
Disney and Kohl's department store. Recently he was seen in a Snoop Dog video and com-
pleted a voice-over for the Nickelodeon cartoon Fatherhood. All of his life wasn't glamorous
for he endured tragedies as a child. He spent the first eleven months of his life in foster care
before being adopted by the Kelleys. His sister, Sydney, was adopted by the family two months
later. He enjoys playing soccer and basketball, despite his small stature. He keeps up with his
favorite basketball team, the Lakers, and politics, even getting involved as class Treasurer at
his middle school. His leadership earned him the role of Student Ambassador with People to
People Student Ambassadors, with whom he traveled to the United Kingdom last July to rep-
resent the United States. He was also selected as one of Teen People's 21 and under teens
who will change the world in 2005. He is currently shooting the hit ABC Tv series Lost.

S Last week's sensation answer: Bobb'e J. Thompson

New websites helps parents guard against

dangers of social networking sites

Atlanta (PRWEB) -, a newly developed
website, provides parents a quick
and simple way to discover if
their child exposes sensitive
information on social networking
websites such as MySpace,
MyYearbook, Friendster, Tagged,
Hi5 and Xanga.
The dangers of social network-
ing sites recently have become a
point of interest among parents,
news media and law enforcement
agencies alike. Many news organ-
izations have suggested that par-
ents sign up for these sites to
view their child's information.
This process, however, can be
tedious. Social networking web-
sites usually are hard to navi-
gate, plagued with noisy graph-
ics, and littered with spam.
Children also sign up for
accounts on various websites
and in some cases abandon their
profiles, leaving behind a trail of

sensitive information for anyone
to see.
"When children innocently post
personal information on these
websites, they are exposing
themselves to online sexual pred-
ators ... a highly dangerous situ-
ation to be in," explained Kevin
Skapinetz, KidQuery co-founder.
"Popular social networking sites
unfortunately have not employed
necessary safe-guards to protect
children from these dangers.
KidQuery allows parents to locate
their children's information to
protect and prevent risks."
KidQuery reports do not store
or disclose the child's actual per-
sonal information; they only dis-
play a check mark to indicate if
the child is sharing certain types
of sensitive data. The result is a
safe and effective tool for parents
to discover if their child is at risk.
For more info visit


The Class of 2006 has walked down the aisle to receive their
diplomas. It was a time of joy, laughter and tears since each and
everyone will be going on their separate paths in life. So if you are
interested in saying farewell to your graduate friends. Please
email me your name, school and a short farewell note for your
friends. Pictures of you and your friends are welcome to go along
with your farewell note. Email me at or
mail information to:

Jasmine Williams Teen Scene Editor
900 N.W. 54th Street Miami, Florida 33127

2127 2006


GMCVB raise over $107,000 scholarship fund

More than 150 civic and vis-
itor industry partners joined
the Greater Miami Convention
and Visitors Bureaus
(GMCVB) at its 15th Annual
H.O.T. Challenge Golf
Tournament on May 12 at the
Doral Golf Resort and Spa, a
Marriott Resort, raising a
record $107,331 for the Visitor
Industry Council's (VIC)
African American Scholarship
The fund supports Black
students pursuing a career in
hospitality management at FIU
School of Hospitality and
Tourism Management, Miami-
Dade College and Johnson and
Wales University. "This was a
great day for everyone, with
the students being the real

winners," said William D.
Talbert, III, GMCVB President
and CEO. "Through the VIC
Scholarship program we're
able to ensure the diversity,
and therefore the strength, of
Miami's visitor industry."
The VIC, established in 1991
by the GMCVB, was the result
of the Black tourism boycott
and designed to increase and
expand the participation of
Blacks in Miami-Dade
County's visitor industry. To
date the non-profit organiza-
tion has raised more than $2
million in cash and in-kind
services for scholarships,
internships and job place-
ments for local Black stu-
dents. Since the program's
inception, a total of 159 schol-

Greater Miami Convention Visitors Bureau members present scholarship check.

arships have been awarded.
"Our scholarship program
changes the lives of so many
students every day," said
Visitor Industry Council
Chairperson, Larry A. Rice,
Ed. D., Dean of Academic
Affairs at Johnson and Wales
University. "With increased
resources, we can help more
students find meaningful
career paths than ever before
in Miami's number one indus-
New scholarships will be
awarded in June. Interested
candidates should contact
VIC Executive Director
Elizabeth Williams at 305-
539-3126 or visit for
Please turn to GMCVB 10D

Business tlack

Makeup for all seasons

Full name of Business
Mary Kay
(A Face For All Seasons)
6420 NW 173rd Street
Apt# 1023
Cell: 786-553-1528
Alt: 305-801-2059

Year Established
June 2005

Shantell Denise James

Facial cleansing services,
makeup and makeup

Future Goals
To"have my business grow
and be more open to the
community. I notice that
there are not a lot of
makeup artists in the
Black community. Within
the next three to five years
I would like to open up my
own makeup artistry cen-

Why did you start this
business and how has it
I actually started this
business because I had
always experimented with
makeup while I was in col-
lege. I was Il this model-
ing troupe called
'Epicurean Fashion
Experience' and with that
modeling troupe you
always had to apply your
own makeup. I always like
to see people be beautified
from the inside out; espe-
cially young Black women.
I've been through rough
times but I am starting to
get lots of exposure. For
example, I do weddings,
proms and I have linked
up with photographers
that want to do photo

What were some of the
obstacles you faced and
have did you overcome
Rejection and time man-
agement. I am a type of
person that doesn't like to
be rejected. I've learned
when starting your own
business that is some-
thing you are going to
face. Plus I was a very
quiet person. My other

Shantell Denise James

obstacle was when I first
started I was working two
jobs so it was kind of hard
to find time to focus on my
business. Self confidence
in what I was doing and
me actually quitting one
job gave me the time and
work ethic that I needed
to grow.

Who does your business
best serve and why?
Women evidently. Not any
type of woman in particu-
lar whether Black, white,
young or old. Basically,
anyone that wants to get
their makeup done.

How have your past
experiences helped meet
the needs of your
Everything I have gone
through in the past
whether good or bad; I
take it, I learn from it and
I move forward. I pray on
everything I do. I ask God
for guidance in every big
step that I need to take
forward. Life is just a
learning experience.

Where did you get the
name of your business
and does it have any sig-
nificant meaning?
A friend and I were sitting
in a office and we were
brainstorming on a name.
I was planning on making
some business cards and
he said how about "Faces
for all Seasons?" I thought
it had a great ring to it so
I just stuck with it. The
name means whether it's
summertime, springtime,
going to the mall, going to
the beach or prom time, I
can fix your face for that
particular season.

Rolle breaks ground on sewer system

County Commissioner
Dorrin D. Rolle, county offi-
cials and Melrose business
owners participated in a long-
awaited groundbreaking cere-
mony on June 14. Thanks to
the help of Commissioner
Rolle and the Miami-Dade
Office of Community and
Economic Development
(OCED) and Empowerment
Trust, 15 businesses along
NW 35th Street, from NW
27th to 31st Avenue in
Melrose will reap the benefits
of a new sewer main in the
"As District Two's represen-
tative, it is my responsibility
to ensure that the communi-
ties are maintained and that
our projects are delivered as
promised," said
Commissioner Rolle.
The total cost,of this project
is $217,190, which includes
the design and construction
phase of 17 sewer laterals
and a complete milling and
resurfacing of NW 35th
Street, from 27th Avenue to

Commissioner hosts micro-business fair

Representatives from DHL, the world's leading global
express delivery and logistics company, Micro-Business
USA and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M.
Edmonson held a press conference to announce the
South Florida-based recipients of the "DHL Advancing
Micro-Entrepreneurs" program which awards small-
business development grants to deserving low to mod-
erate-income businesses. Also, Commissioner
Edmonson convened the first annual Micro-business
fair where micro-businesses displayed their products in
the lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Center.
Micro-Business USA provides low-to-moderate
income entrepreneurs with the opportunity to start
micro-businesses with loans beginning at $500 and
progressing to $2,000 without credit or collateral. In May,

launched a business development partnership with
the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) to
promote the development of small businesses. Micro-
Business USA is an AEO affiliate. Each business cho-
sen in the "DHL Advancing Micro-Entrepreneurs" cash
grant program will receive both financial equity awards
and in-kind DHL Ship Ready pre-paid products.
"For a corporate leader in the global express and
logistics industry such as DHL to reach out to small
businesses speaks to their community services com-
Smitment. Also, DHL recognizes that small businesses
are the heart and soul of America and are the market
EDMONSON forces driving new job development and economic
growth in communities across the nation," said
DHL Edmonson.

Bentil appointed to board of directors

Dr. K. K. Bentil, Miami Dade
College Medical Center
Campus President, has been
appointed by the Miami-Dade
Board of County
Commissioners to serve on the
Board of Directors of the
Health Council of South
"As a strong advocate for
access to Healthcare Services,
collaborative and creative
delivery of community
Healthcare Services and the
importance of cultural com-
petence in the education of
Healthcare professionals, I am
proud but humbled by this
wonderful opportunity to serve
our community," said Dr.

Dr. Bentil was appointed last
year as the new president of
the Medical Center Campus.
His unique background com-
bines more than 14 years of
academic administration expe-
rience with ten years in private
industry. He began his profes-
sional career as an engineer
and later entered manage-
ment, serving as CEO of a con-
struction firm for several
years. He then embarked on
an academic career, beginning
as a faculty member and mov-
ing into the ranks of adminis-
Before arriving to MDC, Dr.
Bentil served for over three
years as Dean for Graduate
Studies at Indiana State

Dr. K. K. Bentil

University. In the previous
six years, he held the position
of Associate Vice Chancellor
for Academic Affairs and Dean
at Southern University and
A&M College in Baton Rouge,
Louisiana. He was also depart-
ment chair for five years at the
University of Washington in
Seattle after serving as a facul-
ty member at the University of
Florida, in Gainesville for six
Bentil believes his appoint-
ment to the council will bene-
fit the community as well as
the college.
"It puts me in a unique posi-
tion where I can contribute
toward health improvement
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31st Avenue. The project will
be completed by September
"Businesses along this cor-

ridor have been limited, due not resolved. We have recog-
to lack of sewer facilities and nized the reality of this prob-
faced closures or relocation if lem and decided to remedy
the sewer connections were this situation immediately."

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Ivan Antonio Lopez, Discount CV Joint; Rocky Roger Lorenzo, Florida Meter Communication; Joel Ramirez, Bob
Auto Paint; Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle; Sylvia Unzurieta, Office of Community and Economic Development
Director; Raymond Barrios, Melrose DRS Chair; Luis Sanabria, Discount CV Joint; Robayna and Associates
Representative; Brian Gillis, Office of Community and Economic Development, Planning Division; Melrose
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PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Miami Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for the Southeast Overtown/Park West and
the Omni Districts has scheduled a Board of Commissioners Meeting to be
held on Monday, June 26, 2006, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Doubletree
Grand Hotel (Key West Room), located at 1717 North Bayshore Drive,
Miami, Florida.

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

Frank K. Rollason, Executive Director
(#15746) SEOPW and Omni CRAs

Dr. K.K. Bentil to serve on board

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and wellness promotion within
our community. However, it
also provides me an opportuni-
ty to engage in dialogue on
health issues in our communi-
ty. Undoubtedly, the knowl-
edge gained from such dia-
logue will be of great value in

the preparation of students on
our Medical Center Campus to
meet the challenges of contem-
porary healthcare practice," he
The Health Council of South
Florida, Inc. is a non-profit
organization whose mission is
to engage in community-based
planning that improves health
and promotes wellness in

Miami-Dade and Monroe
Counties. For over 36 years,
the Council has set the stan-
dard for excellence in health
planning by serving as an
objective source of healthcare
information, fostering commu-
nity dialogue on contemporary
health issues and developing
solutions for emerging health



The'County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County
Code and Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional architectural and engineering serv-
ices, which will include but not be limited to, planning, design, permitting, and construction administra-
tion services, for the implementation of various greenway network and support amenities at trailheads
for the North Miami Dade and South Miami Dade areas.

Planning Activities include trail master planning, organizing and facilitating community workshops and
stakeholder meetings, multi-agency coordination, project implementation planning, acquisition analysis,
right-of-way acquisition and use agreement, traffic studies, permitting, maintenance and management

Design, Permitting, and Construction Administration include schematic, design development, construc-
tion documents and construction administration services for various trails and trailheads identified in
both the South Miami-Dade and North Miami-Dade Greenway Plans,'as well as spur trails and trail-
heads located on adjacent park properties. Development on and adjacent to trailheads, includes but is
not limited to: site work; paved and unpaved trail surfaces; signage; road crossing signalization; infor-
mation kiosks; pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian bridges; shelters and site furnishings; landscaping;
lighting; restrooms; utilities; parking; right-of-way planning, analysis, and acquisition.

Three (3) consultants will be retained under a non-exclusive professional services agreement (PSA)
with an effective term of eight (8) years, or until completion of the warranty period, whichever occurs


16.00 General Civil Engineering (PRIME)

1.01 Transportation Planning Urban Area and
Regional Transportation Planning
3.03 Highway Systems Bridge Design
3.04 Highway Systems Traffic Engineering Studies
Highway Systems Signalization
3.11 Soils, Foundations and Materials Testing -
9.02 Drilling, Subsurface Investigations and
Seismographic Services
13.00 Architecture

11.00 General Structural Engineering
12.00 General Mechanical Engineering
13.00 Genral Electrical Engineering
14.00 Architecture
15.01 Surveying and Mapping -
Land Surveying
17.00 Engineering Construction
20.00 Landscape Architecture
21.00 Land-Use Planning

A copy of the Notice To Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying participation provi-
sions (as applicable) may be obtained at the Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering
Unit located at 111 NW 1St Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respec-
tively for the unit is (305) 375-2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded elec-
tronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail
address in their vendor registration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-
line. Additionally, those pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notifi-
cation. The NTPC and accompanying documents may be obtained on line at, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."

The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Amado Gonzalez who may be contacted via e-mail at gon-, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-1428.



A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on June 23, 2006, at 2:00 P.M. in the 3rd
Floor Training Room of the Hickman Building, located at 275 NW 2nd Street, Miami, Florida. While
attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to attend.

Deadline for submission of proposals is July 7, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE

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


The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, intends to select one (1) or more Construction
Management (CM) at-risk firm(s) for the following project:

2450 SW 1st Street, Miami, Florida 33135
Preliminary Estimated Construction Cost: $93 million (phases 1A, 1B, 2A & 2B)
Project No. A01087

The scope includes, but is not limited to, new construction, major historical rehabilitation, remodeling,
renovations, repairs and demolition on the existing fully operating school campus, as follows:

PHASE IA Demolition/relocation of portables, demolition of driver=s ed range, new three-level
parking garage (approx. 59,500 sf) and automotive vocational building (approx. 4,100
sf), set-up of construction staging areas, site utilities relocation, new central plant build-
ing, non-historic building relocation of functions, selective demolition and on-site-off-
site work.

PHASE IB Continuation of central plant, new three-story classroom building (approx. 107,400 sf,
attached to the new central plant), two new two-story classroom buildings (approx.
46,000 sf) at north parcel including two new parking lots, remodeling of the existing sci-
ence wing into PE complex, new chillers/utilities, demolition of the chiller building and
peripheral new bus and parent drop-offs, sitework/landscaping related to new build-
ings. This phase will involve relocation of students into.the new buildings.

PHASE 2A Historic rehabilitation of the gym, East wing, West winged perjpheial'sitework/land-
scaping related to the existing buildings, ari6&surfaci,;,fetWest lt.,

PHASE 2B Historic rehabilitation of the SW two-story section, Auditorium, two-story South class-
room building, SE two-story, NE three-story, North Center building and NW three-story
buildings; adjacent sitework in sequence, landscaping of the new entry plaza, new
hardcourts (across gym), and all peripheral on-site and off-site work/landscaping.

Firms or companies desiring to participate in the CM at-risk selection-process -hall submit an original
qualification proposal and eight (8) copies by no later than 4:00 p.m.. Eastern Standard Time (ESTL.
Wednesday, July 19. 2006, to the attention of:

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Department of A/E Selection, Negotiations & Design Management
Ms. Nazira Abdo-Decoster, R.A., Supervisor II
1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 305
Miami, Florida 33132

The Procedures for Selection of CM at-risk (with all pertinent information and forms) as referenced in
School Board Rule 6Gx13- 7B-1.021 can be accessed on line at
http://facilities.dadeschools.netlae solicitations/splCM.odf or picked up at the above address.
Applicants must submit in the format and forms prescribed in the procedures in order to be considered.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) reserves the right to request clarification of information
submitted and to request additional information of one or more proposers.

MANDATORY PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE: A pre-proposal conference will be held at The
School Board Administration Building at 1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Conference Room 321, Miami,
Florida 33132, on Wednesday. June 28. 2006 at 9:30 a.m. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY.

If the applicant is a joint venture, an executed copy of the joint venture agreement must be submitted
with the application. Percentages of participation of fees must be clearly stated for each joint venture
partner. Only one submittal will be accepted per applicant, either as a single prime firm oras part of a
joint venture.

Applicants desiring to participate in this contract must be pre-qualified by the Board prior to submitting
their proposal in response to this solicitation. Contact the Office of Contractor Pre-Qualification, at (305)
995-1420, for'information regarding Contractors' Pre-Qualification procedures. Applicants must have
an active Contractors' Pre-Qualification certificate with a single dollar construction value of no less than
$93 million in order to be eligible.

M-DCPS reserves the right to utilize an alternate delivery method other than CM at-risk. M-DCPS does
not guarantee any specific project or dollar value.

M-DCPS strongly encourages the participation of certified M/WBE firms either as a prime proposer or
as part of a consulting/supporting team.

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in educa-
tional programs/activities and employment and strives affirmatively to provide equal opportunity for all.

Any firm or individual, whose contract has been terminated by the Board, with cause, within the last
three years, shall not be considered under this Request for Qualifications.

The successful Applicant(s) shall fully comply with the State of Florida's House Bill 1877 AJessica
Lunsford Act@ and all related Board Rules and procedures as applicable.

Pursuant to School Board Rule 6Gx13- 8C-1.212, a Cone of Silence is enacted beginning with issuance
of the Legal Advertisement and ending when the Superintendent of Schools submits a written recom-
mendation to commission or otherwise takes action that would end the solicitation. Any violation of the
Cone of Silence may be punishable as provided for under the referenced School Board Rule, in addi-
tion to any other penalty provided by law. All written communications must be sent to the address above
and a copy filed with the Clerk of The School Board at 1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 268, Miami, Florida

Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed and in the manner specified in School Board Rule
6Gx13- 3C-1.11, or in accordance with Section 120.57(3), Florida Statutes (2002), shall constitute a
waiver of proceedings under Chapter 120, Florida Statutes.

School Board Rules can be accessed on the M-DCPS website at
This solicitation can be accessed at solicita-

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"One of the keys to indus-
try growth is the quality of
the people joining the work-
force," said GMCVB Board
Chair Maria Sastre, VP,
International Latin
America and Asia Pacific,
Royal Caribbean
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VIC program, we're able to
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offering opportunities and
placement services to stu-
dents who might not other-
wise have access."
"Our sponsors' enthusiastic
support made this year's
tournament very successful,"
said Alvin West, GMCVB, St.
Vice President of Finance and
Tournament Director. "We
couldn't do what we do with-
out their support. Their gen-
erosity speaks volumes about
their commitment to this
important industry cause."


Quotes will be received by Miami Performing Arts Center Trust )MPAC) for
professional audio equipment package for four distinct facilities consisting
of one 2,400 seat theatre, one 2,200 seat concert hall, a 200 seat black
box theatre and an outdoor plaza. Specifications may be obtained at
MPAC offices at 1444 Biscayne Boulevard, SUite 202, Miami, FL 33132.
Bids shall be submitted to the same address. No bids or proposals will be
accepted after July 7, 2006. No ITB Bond is required. Any and all commis-
sion, brokerage, or service fees and the names of any agents of the ven-
dor must be disclosed to MPAC in the bid. Bids are to be sealed and writ-
ten. A written record will be kept of all vendors contacted. All bids will be
opened on July 10 at 10:00 a.m. at 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Third Floor,
Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Conflict of Interest Certifications must
be completed by everyone involved in the bid process. MPAC reserves
the right to accept any quote, or to advertise for new quotes. MPAC does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national ori-
gin, or disability. Questions may be directed to John Burnett, Chief
Financial Officer, at iburnett(@miamipac.orq.


Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk located at City
Hall, First Floor, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Fla. 33133 for the follow-



Deadline for Request of
Additional Information: FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2006 AT 5:00 PM

Bid documents are available upon request at the City of Miami, Purchasing
Department, 444 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Sixth Floor, Miami, FL 33130 or down-
load from City's website at Contact
Telephone No. 305-416-1906.


City Manager

Ad. 15551

RFQ NO. 13835

On behalf of the


Sealed Responses will be received by the City of Miami, City Clerk's office located at City Hall, First
Floor, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida 33133 for the following:

RFQ NO: 05-06-081

Proposals Due: Monday, July 17, 2006 at 10:00 A.M.

Any Proposals received after the above stated date and time or delivered to a different address/ depart-
ment/ division will not be considered and will be returned to the proposer unopened and considered
non-responsive by the Trust and the City.

RFQ documents containing detailed requirements may be obtained via e-mail or in person. For an elec-
tronic version, send a written request via e-mail, facsimile, or regular mail to:

Gary Fabrikant
Department of Capital Improvements & Transportation
444 S.W. 2nd Avenue, 8th Floor
Miami, Florida 33130
Facsimile: 305-416-2153

You may obtain the documents in person, in either digital format or printed copy during regular business
hours, on or after June 19, 2006 at the above address.

A non-mandatory site visit will be held on June 28, 2006 at 10:00 AM at the Virginia Key BEACH Park
offices, located at 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, Florida 33149.

The City of Miami ("City") after consultation with the Virginia BEACH Park Trust ("VKBPT") reserves and
retains the rights to waive any informalities or minor irregularities; reject any and all Proposals which
are incomplete, conditional, obscure, or which contain additions or deletions not allowed for: to accept
or reject any proposal, in whole or in part with or without cause; to resolicit at the City's and the Trust's
option; and to accept the proposal(s) which best serves the City in the opinion of the Trust and the City.

Pursuant to Section 18-74 of the City of Miami Code, as amended, a "Cone of Silence" is imposed upon
this RFQ, after advertisement and terminates at the time the City Manager issues a written recommen-
dation to the Miami City Commission. Communications must be in writing unless specifically prohibited
by the applicable RFP, RFQ or bid documents. Proposers or bidders must file a copy of any written com-
munications with the Office of the City Clerk, which shall be made available to any person upon request.
The City shall respond in writing and file a copy with the Office of the City Clerk, which shall be made
available to any person upon request. Written communications may be in the form of e-mail, letter or
facsimile to Gary Fabrikant as indicated above, with a copy to the Office of the City Clerk at




The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the County Code and
Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional architectural and engineering services (A/E)
services will be required for structural and building plans processing services for the Miami Dade
Building Department to supplement those services as needed.

Note that only sole respondents are allowed to submit for this solicitation.


14.00 Architecture (PRIME)
11.00 General Structural Engineering (PRIME)

A copy of the Notice to Professional Consultants (NTPC), and applicable forms may be obtained at the
Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering Unit located at 111 NW 1St Street, 21st
Floor, Suite 2130, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respectively for the unit is (305) 375-
2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded electronically to all consultants
who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail address in their vendor reg-
istration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-line. Additionally, those
pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notification. The NTPC and
accompanying documents may be obtained on line at, at the fol-
lowing link "Solicitations On-Line."

The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Janice A. Martin who may be contacted via e-mail at, fax: (305) 350-6265, or phone: (305) 375-2272.


One (1) Agreement NO MEASURES

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on June 22, 2006, at 9:00 A.M. in
Conference Room 18-4, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street,
Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to

Deadline for submission of proposals is June 30, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE

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


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Request for Application (RFA)
2006 Commercial Revitalization Program
The Miami-Dade County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) is announcing the availability of $600,000 in
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2006 Commercial Revitalization Program. The program is designed to
assist in the commercial redevelopment of properties located in Miami-Dade County's: (1) State Enterprise Zone, (2) Federal Enterprise
Community-Empowerment Zone, (3) Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas (NRSAs) (4) Eligible Block Groups and (5)
Designated Targeted Urban Areas. Eligible recipients are commercial property owners and commercial leaseholders. Awarded
recipients can receive grants up to a maximum of $100,000 per property to improve the facades and open space of commercial facilities
located in low and moderate-income neighborhoods. For projects located within the following entitlement cities (City of Miami, City of
Hialeah, City of North Miami and City of Miami Beach) applicants must submit a copy of the Municipality's matching funds award letter
with the completed CRP Application. For municipality matching percentage, refer to Program Guidelines.
High priority will be given to projects that positively affect the entire neighborhood and would improve commercial activity in the area.
Applicants must meet Federal, State and local requirements. Projects funded within the last five (5) years will not be considered.
Application packages, program guidelines and instructions will be available for printing only on the OCED web site:
or may be picked starting Monday, June 19, 2006 until Friday, July 7, 2006 (Monday through Friday) during working hours (from 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at:
Office of Community and Economic Development
Economic Development Division
140 West Flagler Street, Suite 1100
Applicants are encouraged to attend one of the following free workshops to learn about the application process and requirements:

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Joseph Caleb Center, Room 110
5400 NW 22nd Avenue Miami, FL

Thursday, June 29, 2006 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
South Dade Government Center, Room 203
10710 S.W. 211 Street Miami, FL

Completed applications must be hand delivered to the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Stephen P. Clark Center, 17th
Floor, 111 N.W. First Street, Miami, Florida 33128, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. on or before Friday, July 7, 2006. For
businesses located in the South Dade area, applications will be accepted only on Friday, July 7, 2006 at the South Dade Government
Center (see address above) between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Applications must be hand delivered no later than Friday, July 7, 2006. For additional information, please call OCED at:
(305) 375-4398 or (305) 375-4579
Miami-Dade County provides equal access opportunity in employment, contracting and grant funding and does not discriminate on the
basis of disability in its programs and services. For material in alternate format, a sign language interpreter or other accommodations,
please call (305) 375-4535 at least five days in advance.

Miami Dade Aviation Department Design Project Numbers: 739A and 7391
Bid Package #: 16 and 17
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 Perimeter Road, Bldg. 3025, Miami, Florida
33159 no later than June 30, 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 Prolect Scope of Work:
General construction and renovation of the existing Miami International Airport between Concourses B and D. The
scope of work includes providing work on a cost plus basis at Projects 739A and 7391 as per the information
included with the Bid Packages.
Owner's Estimated Value:

Bid Package #16 Shell and Demolition
Bid Package #17 Drywall, Ceilings and Miscellaneous Finishes

Design Professionals:
Design Project # 739A&I

$ 2,180,000

Wolfberg Alvarez, 1500 San Remo Ave., Suite 300, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Work will be performed on a cost plus basis as described in fe Bid Documents,. I,
Pre-Bid Meeting No Pre-bid meeting will be held: -
Bid Bond A 5% Bid Guarantee is required. The guarantee may be in the form of a surety bond or a
cashier'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. Bidders will be required to
submit a letter with their bid indicating their intentions to make good faith efforts to achieve a 21% DBE
Community Workforce Program: Bids are subject to a 29% Community Workforce Program
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.
Bidders are required to Bid all Design Projects.
Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive informalities 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-Odebrecht, J.V. by any and all
Bidders are advised that this Project will be awarded on a best-value basis based on the following criteria and as
further described in the Bid Documents:

Bid Price (Based on Fees & Rates)
Project Management
Relevant Airport Project Experience
Project Resources
Project Schedule Performance
Quality Control
Litigation History


BID DOCUMENTS: Bid Documents will be available beginning Wednesday, June 21, 2006. In order to obtain
Bid Documents, Prospective 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 documentation
to Parsons-Odebrecht, 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 representatives shall sign a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will
be provided and notarized, certifying that the company and each employee agrees, that in
accordance with Florida Statutes 119.07(3)(ee), to maintain the exempt status of the information
contained in the Bid Documents. Each bidder shall also furnish an address, telephone 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 Parsons-
Odebrecht, J.V. in the amount of $500.00 for each set of Bid Documents.
Upon satisfaction of the above, prospective Bidder will be authorized to pickup the Bid Documents
from Ridgeway's Best Digital, 1915 NW 82 Avenue, Miami, FL 33122, Phone 305-266-7024.
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 employee agrees, that in accordance with
Florida Statutes 119.07(3) (ee), to maintain the exempt status of the information contained in the Bid
Documents prior to reviewing the Bid Documents. In addition, interested parties are advised that individuals will
be monitored while reviewing these documents. Interested parties may take notes, however, no photographs
and/or copying of the documents will be allowed. Individuals viewing plans at these locations shall be required to
sign Confidentiality Affidavits as described above.
(1) Contractors Resource 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-Odebrecht, J.V. Project Office
NW 22 Street and Perimeter Road
Bldg. 3025
Miami International Airport
(305) 869-4200
All questions regarding this bid should be addressed in writing to Antonio Pinto of Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V., 305-
869-4200 (phone), 305-869-5656 (fax), (e-mail).


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Citizens' Independent
Transportation Trust (CITT)
Applications for volunteers are now being accepted by the CITT Nominating Committee.
Currently, there are three vacancies in Commission District 6, 7 and 8. Applications will
be accepted countywide for all Commission Districts and will remain on file for two-years
should an additional vacancy become available. The CITT is a 15 member board that
monitors, oversees, reviews, audits and investigates the implementation of the
transportation and transit projects listed in the People's Transportation Plan and all other
projects funded in whole or in part with the surtax proceeds. Members serve without
compensation for a four-year term. The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners,
upon recommendation of the Nominating Committee, will make their appointment to the
CITT Applications may be obtained online at or by calling 305-
375-3481. All applications must be received by the Clerk of the Board, at 111 NW 1st
Street, Suite 17-202, Miami, FL 33128, no later than Monday, July 31, 2006, by 4 p.m.

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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 five 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 www.miamidade.aov. 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 July 7, 2006 by 4:00 pm. Previous 2006 applicants do not need to reap-
ply. Emails or facsimiles of the application will not be accepted. For additional information,
please call 305-375-2713.

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PROJECT NAME: Dual Taxiway and Fuel Valve Pit

PROJECT No.: K-150A ("The Proiect")

Sealed Bids for the project designated above will be received for
and in behalf of Miami-Dade County, by the Office of the Clerk,
in the Stephen P. Clark Center, Suite 17-202, 111 N.W. 1st
Street, Miami, Florida, 33128 until 1:00 P.M., on WEDNESDAY,
JULY 19, 2006; or as modified by addendum, at which time all
Bids will be taken to a room to be designated by the Clerk of the
Board in said Stephen P. Clark Center, publicly opened and read
aloud. Bids received after the time and date specified will not
be considered. The County reserves the right to postpone or
cancel the bid opening at any time prior to the scheduled open-
ing of bids. Bidders are invited to be present.

SCOPE OF WORK: Works consists of the construction of new:,
control valve pit and fuel pipe lines, drainage system, airport
taxiway lighting and striping and construction of bituminous and
Portland cement concrete taxiway pavements.
Demolition of existing: valve pit, bituminous and Portland
cement concrete pavements, fuel pipe lines, fuel hydrants, light
poles, foundations, drainage and pollution control structures.
Removal and relocation of four (4) passenger loading bridges
(PLB) and associated PLB opening closing and repair work.

BID DOCUMENTS: The Miami-Dade Aviation Department will
make the Bid Documents available, on THURSDAY, JUNE 15,
2006; for inspections by individuals by appointment only, on
business days during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the
offices of Burns and McDonnell in 2701 Ponce de Leon,
Coral Gables. Interested parties are to schedule an
appointment to review the Bid Documents through Mr. Ron
Colas, phone number (305) 476 5820. The duration of each
appointment will not exceed two (2) hours. However, the
Department may schedule additional time slots (not to run con-
secutively with the original appointment), if available. At the
time of the appointment, and prior to any Bid Document review,
interested parties will be required to present current, govern-
ment issued, picture identification (e.g., Driver's License, United
States Passport), documentation that they are licensed archi-
tect, engineer, or contractor who may perform work on or relat-
ed to the Project and sign a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will
be provided and notarized, certifying that the company and each
authorized individual agrees, that in accordance with one or
,more of the following Florida Statutes, 281.301 331.22 and
119.071(3)(b), to maintain the information contained in the Bid
Documents as being exempt from the provision of Florida
Statute 119.07(1) and 24(a), Article I of the State
Constitution. The Confidentiality Affidavit will be signed prior to
any review of the Bid Documents. In addition, interested par-
ties are advised that individuals will be monitored while review-
ing these documents. Interested parties may take notes, how-
ever, no photographs and/or copying of the documents will be

The Bid Documents can be purchased at the offices of Burns
and McDonnell in 2701 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables
through Ms. Maria Alvarez, as follows:

1. Non-refundable Payment of $80.00 for each se{of "Bid
2. Refundable Deposit of $1,000 for each set of Bid Documents

The non-refundable payment shall be by any type of check, or
money order, only, and made payable to the Miami Dade
Aviation Department. The refundable deposit shall be by
Cashier's or Certified check or money order, only, and made
payable to the Miami Dade Aviation Department. Each repre-
sentative that purchases a set of the Bid Documents must pres-
ent a current, government issued, picture identification (e.g.,
Driver's License, United States Passport), documentation that
they are licensed architect, engineer, or contractor who may per-
form work on or related to the project and be authorized to sign
a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will be provided and notarized,
certifying that the company and each authorized individual
agrees, that in accordance with one or more of the following

Florida Statutes, 281.301 331.22 and 119.071(3)(b), to
maintain the information contained in the Bid Documents as
being exempt from the provision of Florida Statute 119.07(1)
and 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution. Each interested
Bidder shall, at the time of Bid Document pickup, furnish an
address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address for the
purpose of contact during the bidding process. A business card
with all of this information will suffice.
All Bid Documents, including any copies made, shall be returned
to the same location where they were purchased. All agencies
that timely return the Bid Document will have their deposit
returned. Those Bidders that purchase Bid Documents, but
elect not to participate in the bidding process are also required
to return all copies of the Bid Documents to the location of pur-
chase. Failure to return the Bid Documents and copies made
to the location of purchase within five (5) working days after the
Bid Due Date may be reported to a Law Enforcement
Investigating Authority and will forfeit the deposit. Furthermore,
Bidders that fail to return Bid Documents shall not be allowed to
participate in future Confidential solicitations until such time that
the firm has taken corrective actions that are satisfactory to
Miami Dade County. The purchaser of the Bid Documents
shall be required to certify that they have returned all original Bid
Documents plus any copies and they have not retained any

All bids must be submitted as set forth in the Bid Documents.
The County reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive
informalities and irregularities, or to re-advertise the project.
The County, by choosing to exercise its right of rejection, does
so without the imposition of any liability against the County by
any and all bidders.

PRE-BID CONFERENCE: The Miami-Dade Aviation
Department will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on THURSDAY,
JULY 6, 2006; 10:00 am 12 pm, at 4200 NW 36th Street
Miami, Florida, Building 5A, fourth (4th) floor, in Conference

Room F, for all interested parties. Attendance will be limited to
two (2) representatives per firm. A Site Inspection will be pro-
vided by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department immediately after
the meeting. It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply
with all the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA). For sign language, interpreter services, material in
accessible format, other special accommodations, or airport-
related ADA concerns, please contact the MDAD Office of ADA
Coordination at (305) 876-0856.



Participation Goal for of this Project is: DBE 16%


The Community Workforce Goal for this Project is: 29%.

BID GUARANTY: Each Bid must be accompanied by a Bid
Guaranty of not less than five percent (5%) of the Total Bid in a
manner required by the Instructions to Bidders. No Bid may be
withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of
Bids for a period of one hundred and eighty (180) days. The
County reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive
informalities and irregularities, to reject all bids, or to re-adver-
tise for Bids.


1) The U.S. Department of Labor wage rates (Davis Bacon).

2) The Provisions in reference to the timetables for minority
and female employment participation, expressed as a percent-
age, for the Contractor's aggregate work force in

each trade on all construction work in the covered area, as fol-

Timetables Goal for minority Goals for female
Participation for each Participation for
From 4/01/81 trade in Miami-Dade County each trade
Until further notice 39.5 % 6.9 %

As used in this Notice, and in the Contract resulting from this
solicitation, the "covered area" is Miami-Dade County,
Florida. These goals are applicable to all Contractors' con-
struction work (whether or not it is Federal or Federally assist-
ed) per formed in the covered area.

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

The Contractor's compliance with the Executive Order and the
regulations in 41CFR Part 60-4 shall be based on its imple-
mentation of the Equal Opportunity Clause, specific affirma-
tive action obligations required by the specifications set forth
in 41CFR 60-4.3(a), and its efforts to meet the goals estab-
lished for the geographical area where the contract resulting
from this solicita tion is to be performed. The hours of minor-
ity and female employ ment and training must be substantial-
ly uniform throughout the length of the Contract, and in each
trade, and the Contractor shall'make a good faith effort to
employ minorities and women evenly on each of its projects.
The transfer of a minority or female employee or trainee from
Contractor to Contractor or from project to project for the sole
purpose of meeting the Contractor's goals shall be a violation
of the Contract, the Executive Order and the regulations in
41CFR Part 60-4-. Compliance with the goals will be measured
against the total work hours performed. The Qqntractorshall
provide written notification to the Director of the Office of
Federal Contract Compliance Programs within ten (10) work-
ing days of award of any construction subcon tract in excess
of $10,000 at any tier for construction work under the Contract
resulting from this solicitation. The notification shall list the
name, address and telephone number of the subcon tractor;
employer identification number of the subcontractor; estimat-
ed dollar amount of the subcontract; estimated starting and
completion dates of the subcontract; and the geographical
area in which the contract is to be performed.

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

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

The provisions of Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-11.1(t)
do not apply to oral communications at pre-bid conferences,
oral presentations before selection committees, oral commu-
nications with the contracting officer, as published by the
Department of Business Development in their weekly Cone
of Silence Project Information Report, for administering the
procurement process, provided the communication is limit-
ed strictly to matters of process or procedures, contract
negotiations during any duly noticed public meetings, pub-
lic presentations made to the Board of County
Commissioners during any duly noticed public meeting or
communications in writing at any time unless specifically
prohibited by the applicable RFP, RFQ, or bid document.
Bidders or Proposers must file a copy of any written com-
munication 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

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

Ethics Commission. Bidders or Proposers should reference
the actual Ordinance for further clarification.

6) The County shall not be responsible for any modifications
or alterations made to the Bid Documents or to the Contract
Documents other than those made by Addendum, Change
Order, or Work Order.


Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of bids, which can
be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management (DPM),
from our Website: www.miamidade.aov/dDm. Vendors may choose to
download the bid package(s), free of charge, from our Website under
"Solicitations Online." Internet access is available at all branches of the
Miami-Dade Public Library. It is recommended that vendors visit our
Website on a weekly basis to view newly posted solicitations, addendums,
revised bid opening dates and other information that may be subject to

Interested parties may also visit or call:

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

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

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

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Call: 305-694-6225


To Fax Your A

Fax: 305-757-4764

Unfurnished Rooms
6832 NW 5th Place
$105 per week and $420 to
move. in. Call 786-286-2540.
Furnished Rooms
13377 N. W. 30th Avenue
$70 weekly. Free utilities with
kitchen. One person. Call
1845 NW 50th Street
$120 weekly, with air, $240
to move in.
Call 786-317-2104
or 786-286-7455
2900 N.W. 54 Street
One room, carpeted, refriger-
ator and air. No smoking in
the building. Call 954-885-
8583 or 954-275-9503.
3035 N.W. 83rd Terrace
Room, $400 per month, first,
last, security, $1,200 moves
you in, call Louise:
335 N.W. 203rd Terrace
Waterfront, gated community,
furnished, color TV, air, utilit-
ies and more.
Call 305-510-9966
6257 NW 18 Avenue
Rooms with air $350 to move
in. $130 per week. For more
info Call Big-E 305-305-
Kitchen and bathroom ac-
cess. $450 monthly
Call 954-454-6645
Air, cable. $130 weekly. $390
to move in. 786-663-4189
Furnished room in Chrisitan
home. Call Na 305-343-3209
or 305-693-3957
South Miami
FREE PRIVATE bed/bath for
household/assistant duties
1500 N.W. 74th Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, air, use of kitchen, plus
more. Call 305-835-2728.
100 N.W. 14th Street
Fully furnished, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN),
free local and nationwide
calling, property protected by
security camera 24 hours.
$210 weekly, $690 monthly.
Call 305-751-6232
1245 N.W. 58 Street
Studio, $425 a month, Call
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25865 l.W. 92ntS'treet
Small but extra clean, with
air, in a nice neighborhood.
$1668 move in and $556
monthly. Call 305-696-7423.
86 Street NE 2nd Ave Area
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1259 N.W. 58th Terrace
One bedroom recently
painted, new appliances
and cabinets, first floor,
$550 monthly.
Call 954-885-9641.

14460 N.W. 22nd Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$550 stove, refrigerator,

1525 N.W. 1st Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$550 monthly. Newly
renovated, all appliances
Call Joel 786-355-7578
220 N.W. 16th Street
Two bedrooms, tiled, $750,
security, 305-944-2101.
3010 N.W. 101 Street
Huge one bedroom, one
bath, 786-712-1724.
3186 NW 135th Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$600 monthly 954-704-0094
3650 Grand Avenue
Coconut Grove, nice one
bedroom apts. Good
location. Central air, tiled
floors, security bars, near
Metrorail and Metro Bus.
$700 a month, first, last and
security. Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-926-3032 or

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

5755 NW 7th Avenue
Large one bedroom, parking.
$575 monthly. $1000 securi-
ty. Call, 954-394-7562.

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

8261 N.E. 3 Avenue
On bedroom, one bath, all
appliances included, $550 a
month. Call Joel 786-355-

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

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Brand New One, two and
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1497 NW 7 Street
Overtown, Liberty City,
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Apartments, Duplexes,
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Many with appliances.
Same day approval.
Call for information

2751 NW 46th Street
One bedroom, one bath, with
remote gate. $550 monthly.
First, last and security.
Call 954-430-0849

Downtown/Biscayne Area
One bedroom, one bath,
safe, clean, new kitchen and
tile, fresh paint, secured with
parking. $650 monthly. 1315
N.E. Miami Court.

Eighth Street
Efficiency, one bath, $365;
One bedroom, one bath
$450; two bedroom, one
bath, $595, air.
Call 786-236-1144 or

Ninth Street Apartments
One bedroom, one bath,
$450; three bedroom, two
bath, $725, air.
Call 305-358-1617

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

First floor, two bedroom, one
bath, $1000. Second floor,
.two bedroom, one bath, plus
loft, $1150. Both completely
updated and remodeled.
Call 786-423-2345 or
One, two and three bed-
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One bedroom in the rear of
home. All utilities included.
$700 monthly, $1700 moves
you in. Great for one person.
Call 305-467-6095.
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
1907 NW 2nd Court
Nice two bedroom, air condi-
tion, window shades,
ces. Free hot water. $420
monthly plus $200 deposit.
Call 305-665-4938 or
cell 305-498-8811

1240 N.W. 51 Terrace
Two bedroom, one bath,
Syard, near bus, shopping
$750 a month 305-302-6934
Large one bedroom and one
bath. Newly renovated, quiet
neighborhood. Section 8
Call: 305-788-4123
1558 NE 131st Lane
Two bedroom, one bath, ap-
pliances included, Section 8
welcome. Call 786-277-9925
15803 NW 38th Place
Section 8 Ready
Two bedrooms, tile applian-
ces, bars, central air, clean
and lovely. $890 monthly.
Other locations available.
Call now 305-788-0000
2271 N.W. 61 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 welcome.
For more information call
or 305-836-5017.
242 NW 57th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Call Ray, 786-443-7707.
2907 NW 106 Street
Two bedrooms, Section 8.
Call 305-796-5252
after 12 noon.
492 NW 97th Street
One bedroom, one bath, air.
$700 monthly. First, last and
Call 954-430-0849

5507 North Miami Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
newly renovated, $900
monthly. appliances, $1800
to move in. Section 8. Call
Philip 305-978-6085.

5629-31 Filmore Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Extra large three bedroom,
two bath, built like a house,
newly remodeled with large
living room, dining room,
kitchen, and family room,
central air, laundry room with
washer and dryer, large
fenced in back yard with utili-
ty room. Must see! $2125 a
Call 786-256-3174
5629-31 Filmore Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Very large two bedroom, two
bath with large living room,
dining room and kitchen,
central air, paved driveway,
property newly renovated.
Must see. $1775 monthly.
Call 786-256-3174
6321 NW 1st Court
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$2700 to move in, 900
monthly, air conditioned.
Must see. Won't last! Call
6622 N.W. 26 Avenue
Spacious three bedroom, two
bath, central air and heat, se-
curity bars, wash room,
gated property. $1300
786-285-9363 or
7633 N.W. 2 Court
Three bedroom, two bath, air
and appliances, section 8
OK. 954-499-3030
767 N.W. 70 Street
Two bedroom, one bath
living room and kitchen.
Newly renovated with central
air, $850 monthly. Move in,
first last and $500 security.
Call 786-256-3174
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-

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191 Street N.W. 35 Avenue
Four bedrooms, Section 8
welcome. Call 305-754-7776.
2771 N.W. 193rd Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, security bars,
$1500 a month. Section 8
welcome.Appointment only.
Call 305-975-1017.
301 NE 187 Street
Beautiful two bedrooms, two
baths, fish from your back-
yard, $900 a month, call D
and C Realty 305-439-2683.
6001 N.W. 14 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath, new
appliances, new kitchen and
tile floors. $700 monthly.
Section 8 okay!
Call 954-914-9166


1043 N.W. 28 Street
Two bedroom one bath, tile
throughout, fence all around,
walk to Jackson Memorial
Hospital. $950 monthly. Call
786-423-7233 or 305-401-
11th Court N.W. 32 Street
Nice four bedroom, two bath,
den, garage, central air, Sec-
tion 8 HOPWA welcomel
$1,450 monthly. Call:
1422 Normandy Drive
Spacious three bedroom, two
bath, central air; first and se-
ciurity. 305-389-2928
15630 N.W. 159 Street
Beautiful three bedroom, one
bath, air, tile, $1,180 month,
huge yard 305-297-5932
18715 NW 45th Avenue
Three bedroom, one bath
with tile floors, central air, in
quiet area. $1395 monthly.
Call Joe 954-849-6793
191 Street N.W. 31 Avenue
Four bedroom, Section 8
1942 N.W. 86th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1400 monthly, first, last and
security. Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-696-8488

1960 N.E. 158 Street
Four bedrooms, one bath
large front and back yard,
side ,driveway, central air.
$1450 monthly.
Call 786-256-3174.
2446 N.W. 41 Street
Two bedroom, one bath; first,
last, and security.
Call 305-389-2928
3201 N.W. 169th Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
tiled, central air, $1800 a
month, first, last and security.
Call 954-292-2945
8444 NW 14th Court
Four bedrooms, two baths,
appliances, central air, Sec-
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97 N.W. 27 Street
Two bedroom, one bath, all
appliances included, $1200 a
Call Joel 786-355-7578

999 NW 80 Street
Two bedroom, one bath,
$925 a month, first, last and
security. Call 786-299-2360.
Cozy .two bedrooms, one
bath house, completely re-
modeled, large yard, Section
8 okay. call Harry, 305-785-
7047 or 954-921-7735.
Buy a four bedrooms, two
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For listings 800-749-8168
Three bedrooms, one bath,
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Call 954-961-3530
Three and four bedrooms for
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Four bedroom, two bath,
large corner lot, $1450.
Three bedroom, one bath,
$1300. Both completely
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Investment opportunity
Zephyrhills and Tampa
Condo conversion 5% down
sellers contributions of
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Studio apt., totally
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Studio apt., totally
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Eight available, $375,000,
three bedrooms, two baths
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1935 N.W. 48th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$159,000, 305-962-6823.
2131 York St Opa Locka
Totally remodeled, two bed-
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New Construction
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Affordable housing welcome.
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SALEHeavy traffic area,
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Aldridge or Thomas

may end up as a Bull

LaMarcus Aldridge of Texas

By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern
With the NBA draft approaching, most of the
attention has been on Adam Morrison of
Gonzaga. However, people should start paying
attention to LaMarcus Aldridge of Texas and
Tyrus Thomas of LSU because they could very
well be the first Blacks drafted in the 2006 NBA
draft on June 28.
Not even 21 yet, Aldridge is considered one of
the best big men to enter the draft. At 6-11 and
220 Aldrgidge may need to hit the weight room
a little more, but he has a sweet jumper that
,has gotten him serious attention. Born in
Texas, he had the luxury of attending Texas
University. Leaving after his sophomore year,
he has already left his mark. He was the named
2005-06 third team All-American by the NABC
and 2005-06 Big 12 Conference Defensive
Player of the Year.
During his time at Texas he averaged 15.0
points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. The
Chicago Bulls recently watched him work out
and reports show they seem interested. The
Bulls with the second pick in the draft could
really use another big man. Tyson Chandler
hasn't really lived up to what they expected and
most of that came because of injuries. Besides
Chandler, the team does not really have anoth-
er big man to play that position. They've used
Michael Sweetney and Othella Harrington, but

they're under 6-10. Drafting Aldridge gives
them another versatile low post player that can
play at power forward or the center position.
Thomas is even younger than Aldridge but his
hops have made him a top prospect. He's liter-
ally a hustler. His game can be compared to
the likes of Udonis Haslem and Dennis
Rodman. The 6-9, 229 star was also privileged
to play for a college near home. He was born
in Louisiana and attended LSU. Leaving only
after one year in college Thomas has certain-
ly accomplished a lot.
He was the 2005-06 NCAA Atlanta Region
MVP, 2005-06 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the
Year, 2005-06 SEC Freshman of the Year,
2005-06 NABC All-District 8 Second Team
and 2005-06 All-SEC Freshman Team.
During his time at LSU, he averaged 12.3
points per game, 9.2 rebounds and 3.1 blocks
per game, while shooting 60.8 percent in
Like Aldridge, Thomas will also be a great
addition to the Bulls. If the Bulls had more
decent size down low, they would have had a
better chance of beating the Heat in the first
round of the NBA playoffs. They already have
good shooters with Gordon and Duhon, yet
they were missing a strong post player that
could rebound and defend. Both Aldridge and
Thomas can bring those elements to the table.
Whichever one gets drafted first, the Black
community will be proud.

DJ Irie making history in NBA Finals

By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern
While the whole world pays
attention to Dwyane Wade and
the rest of the Miami Heat as
they take on Dirk Nowitski and
the Dallas Mavericks, one man
sits in the shadows preparing
his next move. No this is not
the opening line for a new
comic hero, it is the introduc-
tion of the first ever DJ in the
NBA, DJ Irie.
When the. Miami Heat decid-
ed to move from the Miami
arena to the American Airlines
arena, they wanted to try
something different. They
wanted to bring something or
someone that will draw more
fans, so they sought out Irie. "It
was weird them seeking me
out, but it was a confidence
booster," said Irie. He told The
Miami Times that at first he
said no because he felt that the

type of people coming to the
game wouldn't be drawn to
"On my very first game I
stunk the joint, but once I
missed a game fans started
sending emails asking for me
to come back." He did and now
he's badder than ever. Irie was
happy to be the league's first
ever DJ. "By me doing this
other DJs like myself were able
to get jobs." The reason why
you always see the turn table
king with a smile is because
he's getting the opportunity to
live out a dream.
"I'm a big fan of basketball
especially the Miami Heat, so
being able to play music and
watch the game and get paid
for it, is a dream come true."
Irie admits that he's not too big
on football and baseball, so
this was a perfect fit. "Besides I
get to hang with all the pretty
ladies," he said jokingly.

The Miami Times Intern Nathanael
Paul and DJ Irie.
When the finals first began,
Irie felt nervous, which hadn't
happened in a long time. "The
stakes are bigger and the
whole world is watching me."
He admits when the Heat were
losing big and it was still early

in the game, it's was very hard
to keep the fans involved.
However, he manages to do it
time after time. He restrains
himself from getting his feel-
ings involved. "Sometimes I
just want to yell into the mike
and go off, but I know I have to
conduct myself in a profession-
al manner; but if I was in the
stands with a hot dog and a
beer, I'd be just like all the
other heat fans screaming Ref
You Suck."
A couple of things have
helped Irie maintain success
during his time with the Heat
including his relationship with
the players and the dancers.
"Shaq, Wade, Zo and all those
guys are like family to me. I
think the only one I don't real-
ly talk to is Jason Williams; he
keeps to himself. We often
hang out, have barbecues and

I even perform at some of their
events, so we're cool. The
funny thing is Jason's wife is a
lot closer to me than he is, no
funny business though."
Irie gets a lot of help from the
white hot dancers. Throughout
the game they help keep the
crowd hyped when Irie is on
the mike, or there may be two
to three dancers with him
while he does his thing. "I have
a good relationship with them
as well. We sometimes go out to
dinner or they would come chill
at my club in VIP."
Going back to basketball, the
white hot DJ feels this team
was special from the start. He
also gives a lot of the credit to
Shaq. "He causes a lot of
things to happen and he's very
unselfish. Guys at his level
normally would want to come
into a team and take over, not

Shaq." If Miami wins the title,
Irie will be the first ever DJ to
win a championship.
During the season, Irie has
accomplishments much, from
performing at the NBA All-Star
game to performing at the
Orangebowl. After the season
is over, he has a couple of
things he wants to focus on.
"I've developed a very good
relationship with Jamie Foxx
and I'm going on tour with him
in August." He is also working
on an album for the Heat. "The
album will feature songs from
artists who were inspired by
the Heat."
So while the ladies continue
to scream for Wade and the fel-
las continue to bark for Shaq,
remember when you see DJ
Irie in the streets, tap him on
the shoulder and say 'Go DJ'
cause that's our DJ.

Tyrus Thomas of LSU


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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 des-
ignated. Bid forms on which the bids must be submitted are available upon request from the DIVISION OF
PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT web-site at, or 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 bids.

"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


108-EE05 7/7/2006 Science Equipment and Supplies


RFQ 113-FF10 6/29/2006 Appraisals and Appraisal-Related Services

BY: Dr. Rudolph F. Crew

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

14D i i Ti J 21-27 2006

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