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Terror or error in Liberty City?

Some say FBI 'terrorism raid'

Bush administration strategy
The Liberty City community could not believe the uncon-
of Miami has an international firmed news last Thursday
reputation for fighting back when seven people were
with riotous behavior when arrested in connection with

threatened with blatant dis-
crimination and unfair treat-
ment of its citizenry.
But even the most militant
members of this community

suspected homegrown ai
Quaeda sympathizers who dis-
cussed blowing up Chicago's
Sears Tower and FBI head-
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As of press time Tuesday,
FBI agents have not figured

Phanor Herrera

out if the men were actually
capable of mounting attacks.
Most sources described them


as local 'wannabees' with no
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Turmoil at FAMU over treatment of professors

By Kanya Simon
Capital Outlook
"I hope they know what
they're doing and I hope it's
for the best," said Andre
Burgin, a 21-year-old busi-
ness administration student,
reacting to changes made in
recent weeks at Florida A&M's
School of Business and
The changes handed down


by the administration left
eight employees in the
school's professional develop-


ment program without a job.
They were given a 30-day
notice that they would be laid

rie fH f F On October 3,1887, the State Normal College for Colored Students
= began classes, andbecame a Land grant universityfour years later
when it received $7,500 under the Second Morrill Act, and its name was changed to StateNormalc
and Industrial College for Colored Students. However, it was not an official institution of higher learn-
ing until the 1905 Buckman Act, which transferred control from the Board of Education to the Board'
of Control, creating what is the foundation for the modern Florida A&M University.

off." Late last week Interim
President Dr. Castell Vaughn
Bryant reportedly decided that

the university would honor
the contracts of the eight pro-

According to Dr. Bill Tucker,
the FAMU chapter of the
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Haslem makes hometown proud

By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern

Dade County and the mayor is
home grown talent Udonis
Johneal Haslem. "Every time I put

the NBA as a standout star from
Miami Senior High school.
From Miami High Haslem went

Shaq may have the key to the on my jersey, I represent my fam- on to attend the UniversitN
city and MVP Dwayne ily, my friends and my people," Florida, where he played ur
Wade may be the said Haslem. coach Billy Donovan. As
mayor of 'Wade Udonis was born 26 years ago team's starting center, Has
County,' but before on June 9 in Miami. The 6'8" and helped them to make the N'
all that there was 235 lb. star started his journey to Please turn to HASLEM

The heart of a champion
By Terrell Clayton

This 36-year-old warrior has been through it all. The menacing
scowl that he wears on his face shows the battles
he has endured on.and off the court. The passion
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Tuesday, July 4 to afford employees the opportunity to
celebrate the Independence Day holiday. All entries
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Liberty City 'terrorists' case

sounds a lot like entrapment
The arrests of the Liberty City Seven, as they have
been coined by some media outlets, seem much
ado about nothing.
At a time when his approval rating is so low that he is
being placed in the same category as Nixon, President
Bush could use some front page action that implies he is
seriously fighting the war on terror. Trouble is, the 'war'
that was uncovered in Liberty City last week was a waste
of ink.
The indictment said Narseal Batiste, the group's leader,
met several times with the FBI informant. It even said
that he and his crew had pledged an oath of loyalty to al
Quaeda. More importantly, however, the -indictment said
that an execution of their plans was nowhere in sight.
The most telling evidence that the FBI is blowing this
out of proportion is that there was no evidence. The men
had no guns or other weapons when they were arrested
and the U.S. authorities said the group posed no threat
to its alleged targets.
It seems that if the government seriously suspected
this group of being terrorists they would have waited to
discover whether the men had connections to others who
actually have the resources and power to bring their
plans to fruition.
Instead, it appears that the government saw, and
seized, an opportunity to create some anti-terrorist head-
lines for a Republican administration in need of a big
Defense lawyer Milton Hirsch said group's lawyers
could attack the Liberty City indictment as a conspiracy
closer to fantasy than reality, portraying the defendants
as "terrorists in their own minds" and far from danger-
The FBI was right for watching this group, but the
arrests seem extremely premature.

We should all be

Tacolcy Angels
Francis Henderson was a woman on a mission. She
created the Tacolcy Center in 1966, adding the
name Belafonte in honor of the world renowned
.entertainer after he very generously donated money to
help her further her cause.
Henderson saw a need and spent many years attempt-
ing to fill it. What began as a community center where
youth could be helped, heard and involved has morphed
into a respected agency that provides a myriad of pro-
grams to the children and families of Liberty City.
Several doctors, lawyers, accountants, professional
athletes, architects, teachers and community leaders
have emerged from BTC. At least two successful local
businessmen were in attendance at the program's Friday
evening launch of its T.A.S.K. capital campaign Tacolcy
Angels Support Kids. The center is asking successful
adults who spent any portion of their childhood inside
the walls of Tacolcy to give back. And give back they
The Tacolcy model has been cited as one of the best
prevention models by the State of Florida and is recom-
mended by the National Institute of Drug Abuse as a
national program for implementation. More importantly,
it is known to folk in the community as a reliable desti-
nation when in need of assistance or guidance.
Tacolcy is there for this community; from the neighbor-
hood partnership program that helps reduce the number
of children removed from their homes and placed in fos-
ter care to the F.A.S.T. program that provides youth sus-
pended from school with alternatives to hanging on the
streets or in front of the tube.
Henderson, Tacolcy's first CEO, embarked on a cam-
paign of soliciting celebrities and politicians to help build
the Belafonte Tacolcy Center's youth program. Today her
'can-do' spirit lives on in Alison Austin, Tacolcy's current
CEO whose diverse experience and strong community
ties (she lives, works and worships in Liberty City) make
her a sure bet to take Tacolcy to its next level.
The center is calling on all of its alumni to give back
some of what was given to them.

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We commend NAACP

For at least the past 60 years, the NAACP has report-
ed that 500,000 people were registered as members
of the civil rights organization. Despite the promi-
nence,of the organization and its last three presidents -
Benjamin L. Hooks, Kweisi Mfume and Ben Chavis, the
actual membership figures hover between 150,000 and
250,000, according to sources with direct knowledge of the
Current president, Bruce Gordon, who also reported the
inflated 500,000 figure last year, recently came clean with
the group's true membership numbers. After ordering a
methodical search of membership data, Gordon said the
true numbers are somewhere around 300,000.
His said he'd like to see the organization with 5 million
members. With more than 36 million Blacks in the United
States, 5 million is a reasonable goal. As he launches a
major membership drive, people who are concerned about
the plight of Blacks and other people of color in the United
States should be signing on the dotted line.
Founded in 1909 by six people, including Ida B. Wells
and W.E.B. Dubois, the organization will celebrate its
100th anniversary in three years. The NAACP's rich histo-
ry includes its role in the Brown vs. Board of Education
school desegregation case as well as the Montgomery bus
boycott. Rosa Parks was a member of the organization
when she refused to give up her seat to a white man.
Because racism is still a fact of Black life, the organiza-
tion is still very necessary. The Miami Times supports the
NAACP in its effort to increase membership.
We encourage you to contact the Miami branch at 305-
685-8694 or the Ft. Lauderdale branch at 954-764-7604..
If you are already a member, we commend you. If you are
not a member, we encourage you to become one today.

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My future column will con-
tinue the review of the pre-
candidacy background of
Democratic and Republican
gubernatorial office seekers.
However, a reaction is
required about the recent
decision of our Public School
Board to ban the book Vamos
a Cuba because the book (1)
offends a recognizable seg-
ment of this community (2)
states untrue depictions of
life in another society and (3)
may lead the young people to
believe those false depictions.
Using those principles to

ban a work of literature
despite the overall content of
a book, I am compelled to rec-
ommend the following literary
works should also be banned:
1. Gone With The Wind: The
first Black to win an Academy
Award, Hattie McDaniel,
depicted a slave who was
bossy, unabashed and even
content with her slave status,
as the character was written.
Despite the overall value of
this literary work, it presents
a false view of slavery that is
offensive to a recognizable
segment of this community. I

have the VHS and DVD of the
movie, but in accordance with
the School Board's rationale,
I should also burn these
when a book burning
is scheduled.
2. The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn:
Ernest Hemmingway
identified this Mark
Twain work as "the
source of all American
literature." Others
have noted the book is
about freedom and the
request for freedom. BUJ
However, many char-
acters in the book freely use
the word "nigger" throughout
to describe all Africans,
including a runaway slave
called Jim, one of the main
Ralph Ellison, Black author
of The Invisible Man, noted
"how Twain had allowed Jim's
'dignity and human capacity'
to emerge in the novel."
Despite a plot about a slave
who breaks the law, risks his

life to win his freedom in
order to be reunited with his
family and a white boy who
befriends and helps him,
some still find the
work racially offensive.
I will also bring my
copy of this 1876 mas-
terpiece to the book
3. Shakespeare's
Romeo and Juliet: This
book portrays the emo-
tional joys of the two
young people who are
'KE disobeying their family
traditions and parents.
Furthermore, the constant
fighting between the Capulet
and Montague families sensa-
tionalizes gang-like violence.
Shakespeare's Hamlet: This
tale of a successful murder of
Hamlet's father by Hamlet's
uncle and mother, who are
then married, is enough to
keep this from the hands of
young people. The appear-
ance of Hamlet's father's
ghost and the psychological

abuse of his girlfriend,
Ophelia, could lead young
readers into sorcery as well
as abuse against females.
A number of children's
books containing such stories
as Little Red Riding Hood,
which may teach children
that it is safe to go alone into
isolated locations, like the
forest or that it is all right to
litter. Any poem about Jack
and Jill going "up the hill to
fetch a pail of water" should
also be banned: philosopher
Mom's Mabley noted,
"Everybody knows that water
doesn't run up the hill". Such
readings may lead children to
think it is all right to use
such excuses when they may
have "other purposes" for
going places.
These are but a few of the
ten books and writings that I
compiled. (I was particularly
cautioned not to list the
Bible). The humor at the end
is to ease any statement of
support for the book ban.

Instead, the School Board of
Education should lead in the
proposition that children
should be encouraged, not
discouraged, to read, for the
act of reading opens the
mind. I still have my Phyllis
Wheatley summer library cer-
tificates from over 50 years
ago. I knew then that some of
what I was reading about
American life was false to a
young Black boy in Waycross,
Primarily, I knew because I
was also supplied with other
books, the Pittsburg Courier
newspaper and other periodi-
cals that allowed me to com-
pare and to think. When any
educational institution begins
to limit, for political purpos-
es, that which a child should
read, that body is limiting
what and How a child may
think. The Public School
Board of Education should
not politically ban books, but
instead supplement where
truth is needed.

Reginald Clyne, Esq.

Gary Thacker

pleads guilty

Floyd Thacker, a man with a
high school education, started a
construction company with one
pick-up truck in Atlanta,
Georgia. Thacker Construction
grew to be one of the largest
Black ovned construictibh com-
panies in the country and was
ranked number 15 on BE's 100
list in 1990 with sales of $45.6
Upon his death, there was a
battle for control of his company
between his second wife and the
children of his first wife. The
children of his first wife won
and Floyd "Gary" Thacker began
to revitalize the construction
empire his father built.
Many of you may recall that it
was Thacker Construction that
was the General Contractor on
the Northwestern High School
project, which sadly had enor-
mous cost overruns and dis-
putes over construction defects.
At the time of the construction
of this project, there were
rumors that the bid had been
won by less than honorable
Apparently, there may be
some truth to the rumors as
Gary Thacker has pleaded guilty
to one count of conspiracy to
engage in dishonest services
mail 'raud and wire fraud.
Between 1998 and 2000,
Thacker paid over $55,000
worth of cash, meals and travel
expenses to public officials in
Atlanta to influence their selec-
tion of his company to receive
lucrative municipal contracts.
Thacker has also been impli-
cated in a scandal in Houston,
Texas, where he allegedly pro-
vided gifts to Monique McGilbra,
Houston Builder Services
Director, who awarded him
some contracts. McGilbra
admitted to having a personal
relationship with Thacker, who
gave her meals, trips and Louis
Vuitton gift certificate.
McGilbra also testified that
five companies seeking busi-

ness with the City of Houston
improperly gave her cash and
gifts. The companies that she
testified gave her gifts are
Honeywell, the Keystone Group,
Camp Dresser '& McKee,
Thacker Operating Companies
and Reliant Energy. McGilbra
was convicted.
My sister used to work for
Floyd Thacker during the hey-
day of Thacker Construction
Company in the late 1980's. She
used to feel such pride working
for a Black owned company that
had a company jet and was
competing toe to toe with the
large white owned construction
She would tell. me stories
about Floyd Thacker addressing
Harvard MBA students and
telling them the secret to suc-
cess in business is simply
knowing how to add and sub-
tract and that everything else
was useless.
It is disheartening to learn
that Gary Thacker pleaded
guilty to bribes. However, it
makes me wonder is that the
way the big companies win
bids? Did Thacker just get
caught doing what all the big
boys do?
It is clear that Thacker was
just one of many companies
that were "paying to play." Is it
the nature of the beast that if
you want to win multi-millioil
dollar contracts in some arenas
you need to grease the right
As Thacker now faces jail
time, I wonder if he is thinking
that maybe the Rolex and
designer clothes are not worth
the ignominy of facing a lengthy
Maybe it would have been bet-
ter to just walk away from con-
tracts that required bribes. Or is
he simply mad that he was
caught? I am reminded of my
mother's old adage that crime
does not pay.

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A lot of people are beginning to think that the big terrorist raid
that targeted seven disenchanted wannabe militants in Liberty
City was just a ploy of the administration to take attention off
the deteriorating war in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are saying
that group could not even blow up the Caleb Center. Stay

Say what you may, but Miami-Dade public officials and politi-
cians are the best in the world at putting together great deals.
We can't bust them all because of space restrictions, but take a
look at the sweetheart deal that 'retired' Miami-Dade College
president got for unretiring and coming back to run the largest
community college in the world. No knock on Padron, because
the man has done a great job, but don't forget about the little
guys who pay the taxes.

Nobody can really understand how firefighters can work 24-
hours on duty and 48-hours off duty schedules, but maybe the
system needs to be looked at. Those overtime payments make
many people feel that they are being taken advantage of.
The Republican Party is in serious trouble in Miami-Dade
County. Governor Jeb Bush never dreamed that there would be
some decent people who refused to compromise their principles.
Democrats hope they fight to the finish and leave only the
decent ones standing at the finish.
Now that the federal court has reminded the Miami-Dade
School Board who runs this county, maybe they will listen to
their attorney next time. The board's 6-3 vote to remove the
books prompted a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties
Union and the district's Student Government Association a
suit that largely rests on the same issues attorney JulieAnn
Rico raised in her June 7 memo.

Miami-Dade College president Eduardo Padron is not the
only college boss getting a good deal from his board and the
state. FIU President Modesto Madique has a three year deal
with an annual base salary of $385,507 plus 20 percent "sup-
plement" worth $77,101 from the FIU Foundation and other
perks worth another $100,000.

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

School board of education

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Haiti's President Preval pushes dual citizenship for Haitians

By Jarrell Douse

Haitian Americans are
gaining strength in numbers
and are becoming visibly
much more powerful and
skilled in the arena of global
politics. Newly appointed
president of Haiti Ren6
Pr6val recently visited South
Florida to discuss the plight
of the struggling island to a
crowd of close to a 1000
Preval recognizes that the
US dollar could prove piv-
otal to the highly impover-
ished country to standing

strong on its feet much like
when the Haitians defeated
Napoleon and his regime.
Pr6val is campaigning to
make dual citizenship law
for native Haitians and
those who have been expa-
triated from the Caribbean
According to reports, Haiti
has a constitution near two-
decades-old, forbidding
expatriated Haitians from
becoming involved in the
country's politics.
Though Preval is noted for
mentioning that a great num-
ber of Haitian Americans wish
to provide assistance in


rebuilding their
homeland, some nat-
uralized US citizens
feel as though he has
to continually prove
himself to the
Haitians whose affini-
ty for erstwhile presi-
dent Jean-Bertrand
Aristide is yet strong.
Duffirston Neree, a


candidate for the 17th District
congressional race in Miami-
Dade County said that Preval is
attempting to engage the
Haitian South Florida commu-
nity in Haiti's social affairs by
"making us Haitians again."
"Again" to Neree means immi-

grant Haitians being
able to have a civil
voice in the decision-
making process of laws
that may potentially
nurture or hurt the life
of the Haitian person
politically, socially and
Neree, in an inter-
view with The Miami

Times said that though Preval's
dual citizenship agenda has
been a consistent theme in his
campaign, "he needs to do a lot
Because Pr6val's "entourage"
is comprised of allies and per-
sons accused of treason, Neree

said that Haitians in the United
States are meticulously watch-
ing Pr6val's administration's
operative decisions and
Points of views from local
Haitians support the idea of
dual citizenship. Yvon Andre,
member of the highly popular
Haitian band, Tabou Combo
said in a statement to The
Times that "living abroad
should not stop us [Haitians]
from getting involved." Andre
thinks that dual citizenship is
a "good thing" deducing that if
Haitians are awarded this
opportunity, "Haiti at large
will benefit from it."

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continued from 1A
15 Avenue were familiar with
the building that is located two
blocks away from the newspa-
per's previous location at 6530
NW 15 Avenue.
The small 25 X 75 one-story
building was described in news
releases as a 'warehouse.' In
actuality, t was a mom and pop
business that closed several
years ago. A realty company run
by George Mobassaleh now
owns the building.
The seven men arrested were
charged with having sworn alle-
giance to al Quaeda and search-
ing for weapons to commit hor-
rendous crimes.
Five of those arrested are U.S.
citizens, one is a resident alien
and one is an illegal immigrant.
A federal indictment says that
Narseal Batiste, 32, Patrick

Abraham, 26, Burson
Augustine, 21, Rothschild
Augustine, 22, Naudimar
Herrera, 22, Lyglenson Lemorin,
31, and Stanley Grant Phanor,
31, were determined to wage
war against the United States.
It remains unclear what, if
anything, might have prompted
Batiste, leader of the group, to
consider such acts. It appears,
according to interviews with his
family, that the young man who
has several ministers in his
family may have turned away
from his faith after the 2000
death of his mother, Audrey
The youngest of six children,
Narseal Batiste was born on the
South Side of Chicago. Growing
up, he shuttled between
Chicago and the family's 19-
acre Marksville farm. He
attended Chicago's Brother
Rice High School, a Catholic

school, but graduated from a
public high school. Batiste
attended a nondenominational
church on his family's
Louisiana farm as well as a
nearby Baptist Church.
Little is known about how he
spent his time between his
2002 move to Miami and 2004,
when he formed Azteca/ACME
Organizations Inc., a stucco
and drywall firm he used to hire
the workers who would later
become his co-defendants.
Residents across the street
from the building in the Liberty
Square Housing Project said
they had not seen so many
police and federal officers since
the riots of 1982. The agents
found the entrance to the ware-
house sealed up by a roll-down
hurricane protection metal door
that they cut through with a
torch. No explosives or guns
were found.

FAMU professors fired

continued from 1A
United Faculty of Florida teach-
ers' union chief negotiator,
through the employee/universi-
ty collective bargaining agree-
ment employees are supposed
to be given a year's notice, or in
some cases six months,
depending on the length of
employment at the university.
The agreement also provides for
an exception to this policy if
there is a declared financial
Tucker, however, said there
was no financial emergency.
"The basis for the layoff was
the restructuring of the profes-
sional development unit in SBI,"
said Provost Debra Austin who
signed letters notifying the
employees of their termination.
"Professional Development is
being restructured, not elimi-
nated. This component is (and
always has been) a valuable
component of the program. The
core competencies of PD will
remain and students will still
benefit from these components."
SThe "eight-' professors -
Booker Daniels,, Frederick
DuPre e' lifina Green,. Thomas
Jefferson, Juanda Beck-Jones,
Edward Nelson, Ronald Tate
and Booker Warren consult-
ed with Tucker in a grievance
meeting recently, after they first
received notification of the lay-
According to Tucker, the pro-
fessors complained of finding
out about their termination
through students and spouses,
and of not receiving the person-
al contact they should have
received. Tucker said the pro-
fessors wondered why they were

dismissed and thought that
each of them added value to the
business school.
After the terminations had
become public knowledge, the
university attempted to explain
them. In a news release quoting
Austin and the business
school's Interim Dean Patrick
Liverpool it was apparent that
the changes mostly stem from
the university's seeking to get
the business school accredited
by the Association to Advance
Collegiate Schools of Business
- International. The changes
also come about after the busi-
ness school has reportedly been
experiencing a decline in enroll-
"Long-range plans call for SBI
to earn accreditation by the
AACSB," Austin said. "Short-
term plans include reassuring
constituents that the university
is still committed to ensuring
SBI is a premier school of
choice. Additional short- term
plans include student recruit-
ment and hiring of a dean."
According to Black Issues In
Higher Education the business
school is: No. 1 in producing
Black, bachelor's, degrees in
Although the administration
is apparently looking forward to
some positive results from the
changes, according to Tucker
the changes could have some
negative affects on present uni-
versity employees and maybe
future ones.
"This is really a serious tnat-
ter," Tucker said. "They never
were told that this was going to
As a result of the firings,
Tucker said, other university
employees he's spoken with are

nervous about their positions.
The Capital Outlook attempted
to interview several business
professors but all of them
declined to go on record or com-
However, Austin said that the
changes should not have a neg-
ative affect on the school's
employee recruitment.
"I hope that a potential dean
or professor would see this as
an opportunity to make a posi-
tive contribution to SBI," she
said. "There's a rich history
with SBI, now it's time to build
a new future."
She also said the eight profes-
sors are welcomed to apply for
other positions at the universi-
"As you know, the university
is always looking for outstand-
ing people to work here," Austin
said. "As such, if the skills of
the faculty members match
skills needed in vacant posi-
tions elsewhere at the universi-
ty, they are certainly encour-
aged to apply for those posi-
Although so far the changes
have only directly affected pro-
fessors in SBI, they have left
the iuilversity community puz-
zled especially students like
"My first reaction was one of
uncertainty," Burgin said of
when he heard about the
changes. "These moves are
basically drastic and not well
explained because I figure no
one really knows too much
about what the cause for this
is, especially at such a rapid
pace with so many people at
one time."
Outlook writer Cutina Francis
contributed to this story.


Who makes the better leader? Men or women?


"It's either,
or to be honest
with you. It
really don't

because .
these days a
woman can do
all the same
things a man
can do.
Whoever can
get the job done and lead the
people is the better leader."


W o m e n --
make the bet-
ter leader
women are
used to han-
dling a lot
more responsi-
bilities. Men
don't do as
much as
women do
from the perspective of trying to
better themselves and make
things right. That's the bottom
line. It is hard for men to catch
on to certain jobs and under-
stand things. Women work
harder than men. That's why a
women makes...a better leader."


"Men. A man
is a born
leader, simple
and plain.
That is the
way God
made it.1
Women are too
emotional. I
believe a man
takes more
pride in what
he does and a man can hold his
ground better. I'm not saying
that a women is not a big part of
what goes on today, but what a
man brings to the table is very
significant. A man can take
more punishment being either
physical or mental and can
stand his ground and get up
fighting, whereas a woman will
get very emotional and will need
someone to lean on."


"Men. Men
are better
equipped for
politics and
dealing with
society. A man
is the head of
the household
so that shows
you overall that
a man needs to
be the more dominate figure.

Don't get me wrong because a
woman can hold her own
ground, but it's takes a strong
man to lead."


"A woman
because a
women knows
best. I'm a man
but in this
world today it
seems as if the
women are
going to be the
future leaders.
On the other hand, all that mat-
ters is the person that leads
gets the job done being either [a]
man or woman.


"My thoughts are that in
some cases a
women will
make better
decisions and
in other
cases a man
will make
better deci-
sions. I just
think that
there are
some places
that a woman belongs and
some places a man belongs.
Dealing with the history ... I
believe that a man makes the
better leader."

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All votes must be counted

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1) Provisional ballots -
allowing voters to cast votes
that are to be counted later,
provided that they can be veri-
fied. "Republicans won by the
rejection of provisional ballots
that were cast in Democratic
precincts." The author says
1,090,279 provisional ballots
were tossed out.
2) Spoiled ballots creat-
ed when writing is too light to be
read or the card is not punched
hard enough, sometimes creat-
ing "hanging chads."
Discounted votes: 1,389,231;
3) Uncounted absentee
ballots 526,420 in 2004.
4) Barred voters "There's
the purge of 'felon' voters whose
only crime is VWB, Voting While
Black," Palast writes.
To see how these denials
changes the margin of victory -
or defeat we only need to look
at the 2000 Florida results.
"Black folk cast 54 percent of
the 179,855 ballots 'spoiled' in
Florida in that election," Palast
observes. "Given the nearly
unanimous support for
Democrats among those Black
voters, candidate Al Gore
undoubtedly was the choice of
the vast majority of those votes
thrown in the spoilage bin.
Indeed, if we can calculate, with
high-accuracy, that Gore's total
vote in the state would have
been higher by 77,000 if all
spoiled votes had been tallied -
in a race officially giving the
presidency to Mr. Bush by 537
In 2004, it was the same story
but a different state, this time
Ohio. The uncounted votes in
the Buckeye state came to
239,127. Bush's margin of vic-

tory was 118,599. In both the would-be voters were guilty
Florida and Ohio, the secretary of one thing, as Palast pointed
of state the person responsible out voting while Black.
for overseeing the election was Yes, it's crucial that we renew
co-chair of Bush's presidential the Voting Rights Act. But our
campaign, representing a clear work must not stop there. We
conflict-of-issue. must make sure that once we
During the last presidential do vote, it counts and is not
campaign, Palast got a hold of a used as part of a scheme to rig
GOP purge or challenge list the election.
used to depress the Black vote. George E. Curry is editor-in-
The list was compiled from pre- chief of the NNPA News Service
dominantly Black zip codes and and

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A thief stole a Swiss Army backpack containing checks, a PDA and collectible
pens after smashing the rear, driver's side window of a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder.
The incident occured in the parking lot at Old Navy, located at 19225 Biscayne
Boulevard, between 7 and 7:15 p.m.The backpack and its contents were valued
at $862.

A thief stole a wallet containing a driver's license, bank card, checkbook and
several credit cards from a woman shopping at Old Navy, located at 19225
Biscayne Boulevard, between the hours of 8:30 and 9 p.m. The woman said
someone reached into her purse and removed the wallet while she was stand-
ing at the checkout line of the store.

Police charged a 19-year-old man with criminal mischief and resisting arrest
without violence after he reportedly pulled out a fire extinguisher and punched
a glass frame in the hallway of Admirals Port, located at 2851 NE 183rd Street
at 11:45 p.m. Police arrested the man after he continued to be aggressive and,
they had to physically restrain him, the report stated.

A man stole a woman's 2005 Hyundai Tiburon parked on the 7200 block of
Collins Avenue at 7 p.m. The woman had met the man at the beach and was
drinking alcohol while they were getting acquainted. The man then left and she
later noticed her car keys missing. The Hyundai was valued at $15,000.

Police charged a 31-year-old man with theft at CVS/Pharmacy, located at 306
Lincoln Road, at 8:30 a.m. Police said store security saw the man hide a bottle
of olive oil, valued at $1.49, inside a brown, plastic bag before approaching the
cash register, purchasing other items and then trying to leave the store without
paying for the oil.

Positive prison reform needed
MORIAL In an era when everyone and Prisons that add punishment
continued from 3A their uncle seems to want to on top of the sentence will be
"get tough on crime," I realize violent places. Prisons that
change the culture of their that institutional "culture treat prisoners with basic
institutions. The program change" sounds like a soft human dignity and respect are
helps them learn to resolve approach. more likely to be places where
conflict through communica- But our commission heard violence and abuse are the rare
tion particularly across cul- overwhelmingly that when one exception and not the rule.
tural and racial differences changes the culture one Let Angola serves a positive
rather than violence, changes the entire institution, role model for prison reform.





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Advisory board addresses racial profiling %rme

By Jarrell Douse

Fact: Black people who drive
in Miami-Dade County are sub-
jected to police interrogation at
disproportionately higher num-
bers than non-Black motorists.
Fact: Although whites are more
likely to be found with drugs
and weapons than Blacks,
Blacks are more likely to be the
subject of high discretion
searches (where the officer is
not required to search).
These and other facts regard-
ing the highly charged topic of
racial profiling have led to the
creation of the Racial Profiling
Advisory Board (RPAB).
According to a draft of its
findings and recommendations,
"a great deal of time has

elapsed since completion of the
Miami-Dade Police Department
Racial Profiling Study" that was
completed in November of
The newly constituted adviso-
ry board is pushing its 'sun-
shine' agenda. Involving a
"transparent process supported
but not controlled by the
Miami-Dade Police
Department" and by honoring
and "completing the original
RPAB mandate."
The Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) rejected
the initial analysis, the
Presentation of the Racial
Profiling Study Findings by the
Alpert Group at its April 25,
meeting. Concerns about the
report by the Alpert Group
prompted the RPAB to conduct

two "Community Input" meet-
ings that purports to have gar-
nered "citizens' reactions to the
Study and the Draft Findings
and Recommendations by the
The current draft of the RPAB
Findings and
Recommendations, dated Jun.
20, makes vital suggestions on
racial profiling of Blacks in
"The Miami-Dade Police
Department, like all public and
governmental entities, should
engage in a continual self-eval-
uation of its officers' and agents'
actions in citizen and police
encounters of all types to insure
that there is no race or national
origin based disparities in treat-
ment of this community's citi-
zens," is one of many sugges-

tions the RPAB aims to make
rule for the Miami-Dade police.
In order for the RPABs recom-
mendations to be implemented
in seeming 'order' to reduce the
negative racial statistics among
Blacks in the county, county
commission would have to man-
date that the authorities at the
MDPD enforce the updated
RPAB's alterations and findings
included in the Jun. 21.,
The board is calling for a
"transparent process supported
but not controlled by MDPD." A
perspective echoed by board
member Julia Dawson. Dawson
said it is necessary to "shine a
public light on what it is the
MDPD is doing to follow the
guidelines set by the RPAB... if
accepted by the BCC."

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Alonzo Mourning finally an NBA champion

continued from 1A

His heart and soul have been
tampered with through all the
gut wrenching losses that
Miami suffered in the past.
For years, Heat fans, players
and especially Alonzo
Mourning couldn't rest with
constantly coming close, but
not close enough. On June 20,
that all changed. The assassin-
like look that Mourning has
displayed for thirteen hard
years turned into a beaming
smile when Zo and the Miami
Heat raised the Larry O'Brien
championship trophy above
their heads for the first time in
Heat history.
There was no doubt in every-
one's mind that superstar
Dwyane Wade was -the rare
jewel in the 2003 draft. There
is no doubt that the arrival of
Shaquille O'Neal in the sum-
mer of 2004 was one of the
main keys to getting over the
Everyone knew that when
Coach Pat Riley stepped into
the coaching role for the sec-
ond time in Heat history that
the team was destined to be in
the finals; but even more peo-
ple had the feeling that when
Alonzo Mourning came back to
the Heat a little over a year
ago, he' was finally going to get
his championship ring..
"I got to tell you right now
that I am on cloud nine. I don't
really know when my feet are
going to hit the ground to tell
you the truth," Zo said. Being
the generous guy that he is,
Zo's happiness was not just for
"I'm just so happy not only
for my teammates but for the
city of Miami," Mourning said.
In 1992, Alonzo Mourning

was second overall behind only
Shaquille O'Neal. By the late
'90's Tim Hardaway and
Alonzo Mourning were going
through the same scenario
over and over again as they
lost in the playoffs every year.
The new millennium arrived
and Alonzo found himself bat-
tling on the hardwood without
his familiar cast all had
either retired or were traded
away. Soon afterward Zo
found himself out of a NBA
uniform and on the brinks of
retirement because of an ill-
Today Mourning stands as a
champion. A smile is plastered
on his face as he reminisces
about the hard days. "It was a
lot of lonely hours in the gym,
the pain of wind sprints and
getting ready for training
camp, the pains and aches of
surgery, the pain of the last
second shots losing in those
games, disappointments of
guys getting hurt. It's just a
lot of pain and adversity to
After all the emotions and
the disappointments and the
life changing illness, Zo has
finally been prescribed a new
type of medicine, one he had
never received one large dose
of being an NBA champion.
"I had to go through perse-
verance and through adversity
through the pain. One of the
things Riley told me before
game six is, you got to go
through the fire to get to the
goal... he's absolutely right."
Throughout Zo's career, he
was named a seven time All-
Star, two time defensive player
of the year, a first team All-
NBA playe, and even made a
rare three pointer while play-
ing for the Heat.
Zo stoked his journey with

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tournament all four years the
first time in the institution's
Life in basketball wasn't
always easy for Haslem. After
leaving Florida in 2002, he
realized making the NBA
would not be easy. "Winning
the championship is very per-
sonal for me because no one
ever wanted to give me the
chance," Haslem said.
Early in his professional
career, he signed with Chalon
Sur-Soane, a professional
team in France. He went in
weighing 300 pounds, work-
ing off 70 of them over the
course of that year. During
that time he averaged 16.1
points and 9.4 rebounds per
game and an eye-catching
performance landed him a
spot in the NBA summer
Not only was he picked up
by an NBA team, but by the
team that would become the
2006 World Champions.
Haslem was signed by the
Miami Heat as an undrafted
rookie in 2003 and given the
chance to live out his dream
and play where he grew up.
As a rookie, he backed up
Brian Grant and provided
rebounding and defense. He
was named to the All-NBA
rookie second team and
played in the rookie challenge
during the All-Star weekend.
Within two years after leav-
ing Florida things seemed to
be going great for Haslem, but
his blessings were still on the
way. In 2004 when Brian
Grant was shipped in the
trade that brought Shaquille
O'Neal to Miami, Haslem was
given the starting role as the

team's power forward.
'UD' as he prefers, has been
called a perfect complement to
O'Neal's style of play. His
rebounding toughness and his
improving jump shot was crit-
ical to the Heat winning their
first ever title.
Toughness is an understate-
ment when describing Udonis
Haslem; the boy is a monster.
"It showed a lot of determina-
tion on his part to play
through all that pain," said
local heat fan Tiffanie Salone.
He played through a very sore
shoulder that limited his play-
ing time, especially in game
two when the Mavericks man-
handled the Heat. However, in
game six he scored 17 points
against the Mavericks to help
the Heat win the title.
Besides representing Miami
on the basketball court,
Haslem has put it down in the
community as well. One of his
most memorable acts was
when he visited the Red Cross
in Arcadia on the west coast of
Florida in August 2004 to lift
the spirits and assist those
who suffered hardships due to
Hurricane Charley and to
thank the American Red Cross
Haslem has a seven-year old
son Kedonis, three sisters and
two brothers. He is a big fan of
his hometown Miami Dolphins
and Miami Hurricanes,
though he roots for the Gators
on the down low.
After everything he's been
through, Udonis had all the
reason in the world to shed
tears after winning the cham-
pionship. Though he'll never
admit to that because he's the
mayor and leaders can't show
weakness. "I wasn't crying I
just had something in my
eye," Haslem insists.

an unheard of five blocks in
the decisive game to close out
the NBA finals. "Everybody
that bleeds Heat and breathes
Heat should enjoy this
moment because it is a special
moment," Zo said.
Even if Alonzo Mourning's
return to the Miami Heat had

not materialized into a cham-
pionship, he would have been
to Miami what Dan Marino
symbolizes to Miami's football
fans. What Charles Barkley
was to his team and what Tim
Hardaway was to Miami's bas-
ketball fans: A champion at

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Little River receives NBA gift, earns improved FCAT score

By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer
The NBA Cares, the Miami Heat
and ABC Sports recently dedicated a
Learn and Play Center at Little River
Elementary as part of a "tradition
that began at the 2001 NBA finals."
According to the NBA Commissioner
David Stern, both "Eastern and
Western Champions are dedicating
centers in their respective markets."
As part of the Heat Academy,
underprivileged students at Little
River receive "academically based
after school programs at no charge."
The Heat Academy, which was
organized in 1999, was the recipient
of the Florida Education
Commissioner's Business Award
during the 2004-2005 season.
The Learn and Play Center is to
provide vital resources to the stu-
dents who utilize the center. The
school suffered significant damage
from Hurricane Wilma's wrath. The
refurbishments to the school include
new basketball rims and back-
boards, eye-pleasing improvements
to the schools landscaping as well
new desktop computers, furniture,
educational software and multimedia
Stern said that the public service

Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem, right, greets school children at Little Mayor Manny Diaz with Little River Elementary School students.
River Elementary School in Miami on Wednesday,. June 14. Haslem and 'tirelessly and tt
other NBA players and officials dedicated a Learn and Play Center at the devepmen and health-related taught tireless and that sent
issues." studied and practiced intensely to
school, which is in the Miami neighborhood where Haslem grew up. The school's principal, Isabel raise the school's score by two letter
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky Castillo's excitement was twofold. In Please turn to NBA 9B


A ray of hope

for the hopeless

By Terrell Clayton


we' thirikof'humnani-
we may think about
such as Magic

at Jackson Hospital on the
transplant floor most of her
life only to find herself a
transplant patient. That has-
n't slowed her, usual: stride '
though; she has competed in
her third consecutive Special

Patty 'Grandma' Wilson celebrates at Special Olympics with a friend.

Johnson, Alonzo Mourning,
M. Athalie Range, Oprah
Winfrey and Carrie Meek. Yet
there are many other unsung
heroes within our midst.
Consider an ordinary nurse
that has taken care of trans-
plant patients for 21 years?
Patty 'Grandma' Wilson had
been taking care of patients

Olympics, where she aimed
for nothing short of gold.
The Special Olympics that
Wilson attended provides a
platform where transplant
patients can compete in vari-
ous sports and face tough
obstacles; obstacles that they
wouldn't have dared to dream
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Special Olympics hold 2006

Inspire Greatness Awards

By Isheka Harrison

On Thursday, June 8, the Miami-Dade County Chapter of
the Special Olympics had their second annual Inspire
Greatness Awards ceremony
to honor individuals and
organizations that have made
priceless contributions to
their noble cause.
Held at the Four Seasons
Hotel, the fundraising event
proved to be one of elegance
and distinction. The night
began with an open bar, hors
d'oevres and a silent auction
that included items from
Jamie Foxx, the Dolphins and
Muhammad All, among oth-
ers. While the guests mingled,
they were entertained by the
music of one of Miami's most
celebrated jazz singers, Nicole Four-time Golden Glove winner
Henry. Charles Johnson and wife, Rhonda.
Noticing several prominent
individuals from the community in the crowd, The Miami
Times queried a few of the guests to find out what had prompt-
. ed them to attend the ceremony.
CBS4 News Anchor Jawan Strader, who served as emcee for
Please turn to OLYMPICS 13B

Miami Edison graduates win scholarships

When 18-year-old Mirangel
Pedre arrived in the United
States in 2004 from Haiti, she
had little command of the
English language. Two years
later with a strong desire to
adapt and her thirst for reading,
Mirangel graduated in May with
a 3.3 GPA from Miami Edison
Senior High School.
Because of her hard work, she
is one" of two Miami Edison stu-
dents awarded tuition Scholait-'
ships ;to Miami Dade College.
The scholarships are part a
partnership between the college
and Miami Edison Senior High,

one of three Miami-Dade
County schools to improve their
scores in the writing section of
the FCAT this year.
Mirangel, who plans to major
in Accounting and Claudin
Bernardin, 18, who plans on
studying Computer Science, will
start classes at MDC's Wolfson
Campus this fall.
"I believe that education is a
precious stone that no one can
take away from someone that
really wants to succeed. I'moso
glad I received this scholar-
ship," Mirangel said. "I will use
Please turn to EDISON 13B

Mirangel Pedre


next stop is

North Miami

80' Tapestry
on Life in
\": Miami-Dade
County is to be
unveiled at
North Miami
Public Library
-. on June 29.
The North
Miami Public
Library will be
... the next stop in a countywide
tour of "A Picture of the
,Da. Please turn to TAPESTRY 13B

Delton Jones is all smiles as he stands with city officials and friends and holds prize.

Local nine year-old earns $5,000

to refurbish youth baseball field

Youth baseball players
across the country have set
down their bats and gloves and
picked up pens and paper to
enter the third annual Briggs
& Stratton Diamonds in the
Rough youth essay program.
Thirty-two winners have
earned a baseball prize pack-
age and $5,000 to refurbish
their local baseball field,
including Delton Jones, who
nominated Bunche Park.
Jones' essay caught the
judges' attention for its cre-
ativity and the refurbishing
needs of his team's baseball
diamond. According to Jones,
the field's main issues are its
torn down fence, which lets
animals onto the field, and

broken backstop and sprin-
"We're thrilled to be able to
help youth ballplayers like
Delton improve their baseball
field," said Anita Fisher, mar-
keting communications man-
ager for Briggs & Stratton.
"Diamonds in the Rough gives
kids with a passion for the
game the 'Power Within' to
make a real difference in their
Briggs & Stratton coordinat-
ed a dedication event at Jones'
field to honor him and award a
baseball prize package and
$5,000 check. A complete list
of all 32 regional winners is
available at www.briggsdia-

Briggs & Stratton is the
world's largest manufacturer
of small, air-cooled engines for
outdoor power equipment,
including lawn mowers, pres-
sure washers and generators.
A substantial commitment to
research and development has
enabled Briggs & stratton to
reduce engine emissions by 70
percent since 1990. The
engines are backed by an
authorized service network of
more than 16,000 U.S. deal-
Briggs & Stratton engines
power equipment in more than
90 countries on all seven con-
tinents. For more information,
visit us at www.briggsand-


on your Doctoral

degree in Divinity
Reverend Dr. Carl Johnson
and Hattie Johnson (mother)
along with the 93rd Street
Community Baptist Church
wishes to congratulate our
Assistant Pastor Reverend Dr.
Fernie Johnson, Jr.
He recently received his
Doctoral degree in Divinity
from Jacksonville Theological
Seminary on May 28, 2006.
We love you and may God
continue to bless you in all
your endeavors and achieve-
ments. Congratulations.

Reverend Dr. Fernie Johnson, Jr.

" A %-

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny The Miami Times, June 28-July 4, 2006 9B

On time God

I know that most of you have
heard that song titled On Time
God. It says that He might not
come when you want Him to,
but He is always right on time.
How true! How many times
have you sent up distress sig-
nals of prayer and supplica-
tion, only to receive no immedi-
ate response? How many times
have you begged and pleaded
and reminded God that the bill
was due on the first of the
month and today was

the 31st?!
I was reading John 11 once
again as part of the scripture
reading of a devotional last
week and was reminded anew
about God's perfect timing. In
this chapter of the Book of
John, Jesus had received word
that His friend, Lazarus was
very ill and on his deathbed.
Jesus was ministering at the
time with His disciples and
stayed where He was two more
days. When He told His disci-

ples that they were going to
Bethany, the village where
Lazarus lived with his two sis-
tei4, Mary and Martha, the dis-
ci~il tried to dissuade Him.
Afti all, they had recently
returned from Judea and the
townspeople threatened to
stone them there. Now, He was
planning on going back
through that same city!
That's exactly what He did. I
know most of you know the
rest of this story, but I want to
point out something so small,
so ordinary, but yet so power-
ful. Two verses could help you
to get an understanding on
why God has not come to your
rescue yet. Verse 5 of chapter
11 reads "Jesus loved Martha
and her sister and Lazarus."
He loved Lazarus. Now verse 6

follows "Yet, when He heard
that Lazarus was sick, He
stayed where He was two more
days." He heard, but yet, He
stayed where he was. As I have
said numerous times we
consider God's love the way
that we do the love of man. We
make the mistake of compar-
ing the love of a Holy God to
that of man.
The Bible states quite plainly
that Jesus heard that Lazarus
was sick. So He hears our
prayers as well. He gets the
word from us or from other
praying saints that we are sick,
hurt, sad, depressed, broke or
have been cheated on. He
hears the reports that we just
lost our job, our car has put us
down or we received the evic-
tion notice. He hears, but yet,

He will wait. Why, you might
ask, would He wait when He
knows how great the need is?
Jesus Himself gives the answer
to that question. He waits so
that God may be glorified.
Do you remember how old
Sarah was when she gave birth
to Isaac? She and Abraham
were nearing the century mark
of 100 years old! Surely, this is
well past child bearing age!
But if Sarah had given birth at
30, 40 or even 50, no one
would have thought much of
this. But to have a baby past
80 could be nothing less than
a miracle. God had to get the
glory, because no man, medi'-
cine, doctor or fertility drug
could do this If Jesus had
come when Lazarus was mere-
ly ill, some would say that he

recovered from his sickness.
But when Jesus reached
Lazarus, he was not only
dead, but he was stinking,
because he had been dead
four days!
Is your situation stinking so
much that you can hardly
bear it? When Jesus comes.
even the heathen won't be
able to deny that it was the
Lord that brought you out.
God will not share his glory
with the banker, the marriage
counselor or the doctor. .Be
encouraged as you read this
column. God does hear you
and He does care. He wants
to perfect you and strengthen
you. Remember last week's
column? We might not know
His schedule, but God is
always on time!

Secret lovers

I cannot recall the artist nor
the tune in its' entirety but
years ago there was a song
entitled, Secret Lovers! The
song began with the words,
here we are the two of us
together, taking this crazy
chance of being alone, we both
know that we should not be
together cause if they find out
it would break our happy
homes; secret lovers that's
what we are; that's about all I
can recall.

I'm reminded however of an
incident some years ago
involving a young man and a
married lady who had been
secretly seeing each other. It is
said that this wife was madly
in love with her secret lover;
so much so that whatever her
lover wanted she gave him. As
a matter of fact she granted
her lovers every request. The
story goes on to say that this
woman would find out her
husband's work schedule and

moments after he left for work
she would leave for moments
of passion with her secret
lover. This continued for a
while and no doubt this hus-
ba 'gnd' suspicions grew so
much so that he wire tapped
the phone line and as I'm told,
one evening this husband
made off as if he was going to
work. He left the tape recorder
running and upon returning
he discovered the secret meet-
ing place for his wife who had
already left to rendezvous with
her lover. Shortly after the
secret lovers had comfortably
settled at their secret nest,
there was a loud knock on the
outside of the door and a voice
calling to this woman who had
now found herself in the
wrong place, at the wrong

time and most definitely with
the wrong personal The story
goes on to tell us that this
lover escaped by climbing
through a window of the high
rise building, but as for the
wife she was caught, busted
and I think they said busted
up, secret lovers!
There are some today in the
religious community who for
some reason are attempting
the same game. I am amazed
at these individuals who espe-
cially in church leadership
believe that because they may
have by chance escaped the
eyes of men, that they have
escaped all eyes. It seems that
more than ever before there is
a gluttoness appetite for
immorality and unfaithfulness
in our churches. It is out of

control. Guys with guys, girls
with girls, men with women
and from time to time whatev-
er is available and everyone
assumes that their's is a
secret love; nobody knows or
will ever knowl
The Bible reminds us of a
similar case. In 2nd Samuel
chapters 11-12, we are told of
a king named David secretly
having a relationship with
another man's wife. David had
authority as leader in his
Kingdom, but not over anoth-
er man's wife. The Bible tells
us that David had a secret
love affair with Bathsheba and
then ordered the death of her
husband to cover his sin. The
eyes of man had missed this
secret love, but God who sees
all things never missed it! We

are told that God sends the
prophet Nathan to confront
King David about this sin and
to pronounce judgment
against David or to extend for-
giveness; David's choice. I'm
wondering if God is the same
yesterday, today and forever
or has He suddenly become
blind. I dare say resoundingly
no! I am convinced that there
is no such thing as a secret
love. God didn't miss your last
encounter, perhaps it is time
to repent. The Bible tells us
that David enquired about
Bathsheba and additionally
that he had messengers go
and get her that he may have
a secret love affair with her.
Secret love affairs, although
covered, are never secret; God

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 infor-
mation, call 786-317-8016.
The Pembroke Park Church
of Christ is having a summer
camp June 12 July 7 from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. for grades pre-k
thru sixth. For more informa-
tion, call 954-962-9327.
God's Way Assembly,
Reverend Karl A. Jackson, pas-

tor, invites you their Morning
Divine Worship Service. For
more information, please call
305-685-6855 or 786-287-
The Second Canaan
Missionary Baptist Church
will have revival June 26-30.
God's Way Assembly,
Reverend Karl A. Jackson, pas-
tor, 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.
Lighthouse of God in Christ
Church, Overseer, Dr. Arlene

Davis, invites you to praise and
worship the Lord on July 2 at
11:30 a.m. For more informa-
tion, call 305-254-7647.

Jesus Loves Me Ministries,
D.E. Owens, pastor, will be
having their first annual
Summer Musical and Dance
Celebration, July 7 at 7:30
p.m. For more information, call
305-300-0273 or 786-624-

God Word God Way COCIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to praise and
worship the Lord with them,
July 2 at 4 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 786-258-1826.

To Know Is To Understand
Ministries, Inc., Felecia M.
Wright, shepherd, is having
their fourth annual "Leopard"
Back to School Bash on
August 5 from 12-2 p.m. For
more information, call 305-

Greater Fellowship
Missionary Baptist Church,
Howard Rose, pastor, cordially
invites you to join in with
them as they lift up the name
of our Lord and Savior Christ,
June 28-30 at 7:30 p.m.
nightly for their Youth
New Life Revival
International will host a
revival on July 7. For more
information, please call 772-
New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church of
Hollywood, Fl. invites you to
their H.O.P.E. Human
Resource Development's sev-
enth Anniversary Celebration
July 19-22. The Vision
Extreme Youth Ministries will
also host their Xtreme Fest
July 27-30. For more infor-
mation, please call 954-902-
*****Pastor Barbaa Boyce and
Pastor Barbara Boyce and

New Life Family Worship
Center invites everyone to a
prayer luncheon July 22 at 11
a.m. at the Raintree Resort in
Pembroke Pines. For more
information, please call 305-
High to Life Ministry
(C.O.G.I.C.), Elder Derrick A.
Taylor, will hold worship serv-
ice at El Palacio Hotel every
Sunday night at 8 p.m. For
more information, please call
The celebration of Pastor
Clark's Pastorals
Anniversary 'il start
Sunday, July 2 at 3:30 p.m. at
Mt. Olivette Baptist Church.
For more information, please
call 305-573-4825.
An House of Prayer For All
People, Inc., Apostle C.
Bender, pastor, will be having
"New Wine Spirit Intercessory
Prayer Services," July 7 at 11
a.m. For more information,

please call 305-233-5144.
International Prophet
Henry Walker is having a
Prophetic Revival, Friday, July
7 at 7 p.m. at the Richmond
Heights Woman's Club. For
more information, call 305-
382-8738 or 305-257-3797.
Greater St. James
Missionary Baptist
International Church, Dr.
William H. Washington, pastor,
invites you to the Lord's
Supper on the first Sunday in
July and Women's Day on
July 30. For more informa-
tion, call 305-69,3-272,6 or
305-7 9-35,8.

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-


Grambling State University
Alumni are invited to meet
with the President of the
University, Dr. Judson, on July
8 at the New Birth Baptist
Church Fellowship Hall at 11
a.m. For more information, call
954-450-5302 or 954-558-
Miami Northwestern Senior
High School will be a manda-
tory uniform school in 2006-

All medicare recipients
should now be aware that they
may be eligible to receive a
power wheelchair, paid by
Medicare, if they suffer from
conditions such as arthritis
JESCA Multi-Purpose
Centers for the Elderly
request your presence as they
celebrate Older Americans on
June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, call 305-

Miami-Dade Parks will be
having their annual
Independence Day Celebration
at Amelia Earhart Park on July

4 from 4-10

p.m. For more
call 305-685-

Gwen S. Cherry Black
Women Lawyers Association
invites the community to be a
part of it's Judicial Candidates
Breakfast Forum on August 19
at 9 a.m. at Overtown's Lyric
Center. For more information,
call 305-376-4154.
BOTSM Youth (Fun-V) will
have an event supporting non-
violence at Club 56 on June 9
in honor of the teens who have
recently lost their lives. For
more information, call
Samantha Macias at 305-305-
July 7 is the last day Miami-
Dade residents can apply to
fill the six board positions cur-
rently available for the Board of
Trustees of the Public Health
A Call to Empowerment
(A.C.E) presents A Senior Care
Expo for Family Caregivers,
Retirees, Elderly and Disabled
on July 8 at 11 a.m. at the
Center for Family and Child

Enrichment. For registration,
please call 305-685-5123.
The Harbour Island 30th
annual Family Reunion will
be held June 30-July 4 at the
Radisson Hotel. For more
information, please call 305-
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-
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.
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-
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
currently recruiting foster par-
ents and adoptive parents. For
more information, call Alicia
Curry-Hardy at 305-624-7450
ext. 190.
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 305-638-5730.

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-

Class Meetings

The 35th Class Reunion
Finale of the Miami Carol City
High School Class of 1971 will
be held on Friday, July 28
from 6 10 p.m. at Miami
Carol City High School. To
RSVP and for additional infor-
mation, contact Michael
Stokes at 305-625-9369 or
Emma Pringle at 305-620-
The 1986 Class of Miami
Northwestern is having their
20th Class Reunion July 13-
16. For more information, call
305-836-0991 ext. 2281.

Miami Edison's Class of
1996 will be having their two
last reunion meetings on July
2 and 16. For more informa-
tion, call 305-206-3412 or
email at mesh96classre-
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
http: / /
for more information.

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-

Parkway Regional Medical
Center in North Miami Beach
will offer free support groups,
free health checks and exercise
classes for the community in
July. Reservations are required.
To register or obtain information,
please call 1-800-833-8005.
North Shore Medical Center
will offer support groups, aero-
bic classes and maternity class-

es for the community in July.
Registration is required. To reg-
ister or for more information,
call 1-800-984-3434.
Palmetto General Hospital
will offer maternity classes,
support groups, hospital tours
and other activities for the com-
munity in July. To register or
obtain information, please call

Hialeah Hospital will offer
free classes for the community
in July. Reservations are
required. To register or obtain
information, call 1-800-470-

Send your health notes by
2 p.m. Monday. Fax to 305-
757-5770, email to miamite- or
mail to 900 NW 54th Street,
Miami, 33127-1818. For fur-
ther information, call 305-

Little River receives gift from NBA

continued from 8B

grades. With tears rolling
down her cheeks, Castillo said
"There's so much I want these
children to accomplishment ..
. we missed a B by a couple of
Home team baller for the
Heat, Udonis Haslem, said
during the dedication ceremo-

ny that his love and concern
for children supersedes his
adoration for the game; he
said that there is more to life
than basketball. Haslem said
he wants kids to dream big
and "make it happen."
Stern thanked Little River
Elementary and the NBA fam-
ily for the ongoing contribu-
tions to Miami's students.
The image-conscious com-

missioner also stressed the
importance of the NBA main-
taining its high visibility and
social responsibility in
Miami-Dade County and else-
In the game of basketball
and in life he noted that "you
can't win the game unless
you're equipped with the
skills and tools needed" to
achieve individual success.

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How to reduce the risk of stroke

By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern
The stroke is the third lead-
ing killer and a leading cause
of severe, long-term disability.
It occurs when a blood vessel
in the brain bursts or gets
clogged. The affected part of
the brain doesn't get the blood
it needs and in minutes,
begins to die. If you have a
stroke, you could die, suffer

among those least aware of
stroke risk factors. Their stud-
ies show a number of disturb-
ing things. For example,
Blacks have almost twice the
risk of first-ever strokes com-
pared to whites; Blacks have
higher death rates for stroke
compared to whites; and the
prevalence of high blood pres-
sure in Blacks in the United
States is among the highest in
the world.

Cookbook encourages

Blacks to eat healthy

paralysis or have trouble talk-
ing or understanding speech.
Your vision could be affected
and you could lose emotional
control or become depressed.
South Florida native
Charlotte Mingo suffered a
stroke last November and her
life has never been the same.
She told The Miami Times she
feels blessed to still be alive.
"My life has changed tremen-
dously. I can't move like I used
to and my speech is slower
than normal, my' family is
what's keeping me going."
According to the American
Stroke Association, Blacks are

So what is the solution?
There is a new cookbook that
helps Blacks eat healthy and
reduce the risk of getting a
stroke. Soul Food Recipes is
the newest magazine cookbook
from the American Stroke
Association, a division of the
American Heart Association.
The 96-page publication has
been in stores since May 30.
The ASA has also launched
Power To End Stroke, an
aggressive education and
awareness initiative that gives
Blacks tools to help prevent
strokes. The book supports
this initiative by clearly

Shrimp Gumbo, one of the recipes i the
newest 96-page magazine cookbook from tihe
American Stroke Association called Soui Food

explaining the basic stroke
risk factors, offering personal
risk-assessment tools and rec-
ommending personal actions
towards prevention. The maga-
zine includes complete nutri-
tional information for each
recipe so you can see quickly
how the dish can help you
meet nutritional goals.

If after reading this, you still
don't feel compelled to change
your eating habits, think
about Charlotte Mingo whose
life will never be the same.
"Take heed of information
available and listen to your
doctor because your bad
habits will catch up with you,"
said Mingo.

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Recently, Attorney Marion Hill celebrated his 35th birthday
in a special way at Madiba South African Restaurant on Miami
Beach. He collaborated with DJ and radio personality friends
in raising over $7,500 in funds for the UM Sylvester
Comprehensive Cancer Center that cared for his wife, Carla
Hill, over the last year.
Carla, 34, was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer
after discovering a lump while dressing for a family wedding.
She underwent surgery and chemotherapy to treat her stage
two cancer at the UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Her mother, Hazel Bethel, is also a 12 year breast cancer sur-
Recently, Marion and Carla Hill made a presentation to the
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at high risk

A bout 100,000 African
Americans suffer a stroke
each year. Many probably thought
stroke wouldn't happen to them.
They were wrong.
The good news is, many stroke
risk factors can be prevented o0
Start a conversation to stop stroke.
Encourage people to live healthier
lives. You might help someone
avoid disability or save a life.
Call 1-888-4-STROKE or visit tc receive
free information about African
Americans and stroke and the
Power To End Stroke campaign.

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Energy of change is in the air

I felt it at the T.A.S.K -
Tacolcy Angels Support Kids
inaugural event last Friday. I
also felt it when I Interviewed
local attorney Ronda Vangates
in her new position as chair-
person of the Black Business
Initiative for the Greater
Miami Chamber of Commerce.
It oozed from his soul as

Local center
By Renee M. Harris

There was something differ-
ent about this event. Words
like 'synergy' and 'holistic' and
phrases like 'giving back' and
'saving our children' flowed
freely, capturing the evening's
mood. The presence of God was
invoked as His blessings for a
"brighter, bolder tomorrow"
were solicited and the current
leader of the Belafonte Tacolcy
Center paid homage to the
spirit of the center's first
leader, the late Francis
On Friday night, Tacolcy
CEO Alison Austin, her staff
and board members launched
an aggressive and highly antic-
ipated capital campaign aptly
titled TASK or Tacolcy's Angels
Support Kids.
In its nearly 40 years of serv-
ing the Liberty City communi-
ty, the center has connected
with almost one million chil-
dren. Many of those children
are now successful adults liv-
ing throughout the nation, suc-
cessful in part because of what
was given them. The TASK ini-
tiative provides them the
opportunity to return the favor.
Amid a jazz ensemble, wine,
cheese and a room full of
friends, family and supporters,
the TASK campaign was offi-
cially launched. The agency is
already receiving a diverse mix-
ture of support from media
giants NBC 6 and Telemundo -

Phoenix Tutoring director
Starex Smith talked about
helping young Black children
excel and it was in the air at
the recent Real Estate seminar
hosted by The Miami Dade
Chamber with keynote speak-
er Donohue Peebles.
There is a new energy taking
hold in Black Miami. It is an

f lections

Energy of convic-
tion and opti-
S mism; of pas-
sion and deter-
mination to take
what is and
make it better.
There is a spirit of if not now,
then when? And if not me,
then who?
The huge success of Tavis
Smiley's The Covenant book
and tour is evidence of it.
Black people are hungry for
change, tired of the same old,
same old.

launches Tacolcy's Angels
to 21-year-old Fara Fontil, a poorest municipalities in the
former student of Austin's county. It is home to three
"looking to give back to high schools that have earned
multiple 'F's on the state's
FCAT and an elementary
school that was closed after
several failed attempts to raise
its scores. HIV/AIDS infection
rates are among the highest in
the country and the poverty
level among the lowest in
Miami. Despite its dire statis-
tics, many successful adults
Alison Austin, CEO grew up in the community.
Belaf onteTacolcy Center It is because of that group
that TASK was created. Austin
the community." is soliciting the financial sup-
The event was planned pro port of "thousands of success-
bono by Sandra Hudson, ful adults" to help the "next
owner of J'anise Weddings and generation of Black profession-
Party Planning, Inc. after read- als."
ing about Tacolcy's new CEO Board member and Tacolcy
-in The Miami Times. "When I Angel Harry Norton began the

saw the article...I said I want-
ed to be a part of this," Hudson
said. The assistant principal
by day and event planner by
night also solicited the support
of a bakery, Cakes by Ena,
whose services were also
In addition to supporting its
existing programs, Austin said
the campaign is being
launched to raise funds for the
creation of the Tacolcy
Leadership Development
Academy. The academy will
utilize a holistic, gender specif-
ic approach to discover and
groom the "many stars living
within the despair" of Liberty
City, said Austin.
Liberty City is among the

As I speak to people like
Alison Austin, H. Leigh Toney,
Bill Diggs, Starex Smith,
Ronda Vangates, Ms. Angie
Blaque, Michelle Spence-
Jones, Reverend Joaquin
Willis, Tavis Smiley and
Shirley Gibson, I love what I
I hear folk who are thinking
'outside of the box' and are not
afraid to reach for the sky. I
hear folk who care deeply for
all people but know that they
are in Black skin for a very
divine reason. I hear people
who understand that to help
people, you must adore them -
warts and all and are not
afraid to show them. I hear
people who have found their

Support Kids
giving with a $5000 pledge.
challenging others to match
his donation. As a young man,
Norton participated in services
at Tacolcy and even met his
future wife. Another successful
Tacolcy alumnus is Elrod
Phillips, owner of Phillips
Market. Phillips and his wife,
Veronica also met at the center
where they "used to come as
children," he said.
In a videotaped message, for-
mer Tacolcy CEO John
Bennett spoke directly to
Black professionals, whether
they spent time at Tacolcy as a
child or not. "You got a shot
'cause somebody loved you.
Share the love," he pleaded.
For more information, con-
tact Alison Austin at 305-751-

Gay parade celebrated in NYC, nationwide

Tens of thousands of raucous
parade-goers braved a steady
downpour and lined New York
City's Fifth Avenue for the
annual gay pride parade.
Costumes were abundant along
the route, including men in
short skirts and tiaras and drag
queens in knee-high boots. The
floats and marchers turned
Fifth Avenue into a sea of rain-
bows. 'Everyone else has a
chance to express their affec-
tion freely and for one day in
New York, you can be free and
not feel ashamed or embar-
rassed," said Roberto
Hermosilla of Miami, attending

his ninth parade. It was one of
several gay pride parades
nationwide, including a similar-
sized one in San Francisco.
The theme of New York's
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Pride March was
"The Fight for Love and Life."
The parade also took place
weeks after the 25th anniver-
sary of the start of the AIDS epi-
demic and city leaders used the
event to call for a greater focus
on fighting HIV and AIDS. The
parades commemorate the
Stonewall uprising of 1969,
when patrons of a New York gay
bar resisted a police raid.

life's purpose and will not
leave the planet without pour-
ing every ounce of their energy
into it.
These people recognize their
own greatness and because
they do, they can recognize
the potential for greatness in
others, especially our chil-
dren. You know the saying 'it
takes one to know one.'

The energy is contagious
and empowering. Spend a few
minutes in their presence and
it rubs off on you awakens
your core and leaves you ask-
ing if you're doing enough.
It is an energy that is not of
this world but is the only ener-
gy that can save this world. It
is God in action. Man, do I love
what I hear.




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Local man,

star athletes

give back

By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

A steady downpour of rain
wouldn't stop Michael 'Doo'
Wright from fulfilling his
promise of hosting the annual
R.E.A.L Team football and
cheerleading clinics at Charles
Hadley Park over the weekend.
It didn't.
The weather's capricious-
ness could not deter Wright
from what he refers to as "seri-
ous business." This serious-
ness involves a dedicated team
of volunteers whose vision for
the organization complements
that of Wright and its sponsor,
The Santana Moss
The holistic effort incorpo-
rates educational and athletic
excellence into the socializa-
tion of Black youth. Wright

said that it is important for
Black people to be able to
congregate in peace and to
push for a fortified Black
He said "we are responsible
for our children and our
neighborhoods," adding that
it is both the parents' and
their children's responsibili-
ty to work on getting the
Black community where it

should be.
Wright believes that a solid
education is the answer.
Edgerrin James of the Arizona
Cardinals concurs with his
"right hand man." James told
The Miami Times that it is
pressing that inner city youth
'over' stand far more than
simply understanding ? the
value of an education and the
benefits of having one. He

credits his academic founda-
tion as one of his fundamental
prerequisites to entering the
The weekend of festivities
included a night of bowling,
autograph signings and a day
at the Florida/Georgia All Star
Game coached by E.J, Sapp
[Warren] and Andre Johnson
on Miami Beach. Zach Ville, a
Please turn to ATHLETES 13B

Prophetic revival service at Richmond Heights Woman's Club

International Prophet Henry
Walker is holding a Prophetic
Revival service Friday, July 7 at
7 p.m. at the Richmond
Heights Woman's Club, 14855
S.W. 116 Avenue in Richmond
The next service will be held
on Friday, August 4 and
Friday, September 8, at the
same location.
Future monthly dates will be
announced. Do you need a per-
sonal word from God? Are you
looking for answers? Do you

Prophet Henry Walker

need encouragement? Do you
need to be healed or delivered?
This service is to get you
stronger for your church!
Come on out and get your
miracle! Prophet Walker is
determined that you will be set
free and realize who you are in
Christ! Prophet Walker is an
anointed end time vessel, a dis-
cerner of the times and sea-
sons! Don't miss these servic-
Directions: Florida's Turnpike
South to exit 16 (SW 152 St). At

light make a left (SW 117 Ave.).
Right on Lincoln Blvd. Right on
Bethune Dr. (First right past
Bethel Full Gospel Church).
The Woman's Club is at the end
of the street on the right hand
Directions: Florida's Turnpike
North to exit 16 (SW 152 Street).
Cross over 152 Street and make
a right on Bethune Dr. The
Woman' s Club is the first build-
ing on the left. For information,
call 305-382-8738 or 305-257-

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Sr The Hills help combat cancer

continued from 10B

Center of over $5,000 raised at
the birthday party from over
300 family members and
friends. Simultaneously, the
family also established a desig-
nated Fund in the total
amount of $2,500 with the
Dade Community Foundation
(Hazel Bethel and Carla Hill
Breast Cancer and Organ
Donation Awareness Fund) to
receive residual donations and
to further breast cancer and
organ donation awareness.
Carla received a kidney trans-
plant from Jackson Memorial
Hospital six years ago.
"The incidence of breast can-
cer among women under age
50 is becoming more common.
I wanted to honor Carla for her.
courage and grace through the
treatment, but also to shed
light on this epidemic among
younger women, especially

those of African-
American/Caribbean descent.
We wanted to send a message
in an impactful, but joyous
way to our friends," stated
Marlon A. Hill.
"I am so glad that we could
mix such a serious topic with a
fun evening. The support from
family and friends was emo-
tional, overwhelming, and
appreciated," exclaimed Carla
Hill. "I am encouraging young
women, especially those with a
family 'history, to get their
mammograms earlier than
that suggested by the medical
community. As a kidney trans-
plant recipient, I know you can
beat it," she noted.
"This permanent charitable
fund will have a positive
impact on women's health,
today and into the future. It is
a great tribute to all breast
cancer survivors," stated Ruth
Shack, president of the Dade
Community Foundation.

Wilson celebrates 38 years of service

June 30, July 1 and July 2 we
will celebrate the anniversary of
38 years and Bishop John
Wilson's birthday at The
Church of God Tabernacle at
2908 N.W. 62 St. at 8 p.m. on
Friday, June 30 and Saturday,
July 1; July 2, Sunday, 11:30
a.m. You are invited to cele-
brate with us.
All Christians come, said
Ephesians 4:4. There is one
body, Eph. 4:5; One Lord, one
faith, one baptism. Eph. 4:6
said one God and Father of all
the team in Heaven. God the
Father, God the Son, God the Bishop John Wilson
Holy Ghost all as one. They
always worked for me. Help me bench and the tarrying room.
praise Him, Jesus. Write me at P.O. Box 531078,
Don't forget the mourning Miami, FL 33153.

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93'" Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93rd Street

Order of Services
7:30 a n. Early Moming Worship
I I a.m...Moring Worship
Evening Worship
st & 3r Sunday .......6 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..7 p.m.

Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
www.fricndslhipmhcni llla.Drg
riicdshippraycr hcllsouilh.lel
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
Order of services
SI lotr of Prayer......... 6:30 n.m.
Early Morning Worship....7:30 .m.
S Suinldy Schoo)l .......... 9:30 .m,.
Morning Woi-shiIp........... I1 a.m.
YCIUlh Millislry StUly. ...WcIl......7 p.m.
P yer/Bible Sludy.... .W d... .... 7 p.m.
Nlmydity AlWar Pyer...(M-F)
A Fedinig ele I lungry every
Wedneial;ay........II ;.m.-l p.m.

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

I Order of Services:
Sundays- Chuirch Schmol................10 a.m.
Worhllip Servic e.............. I1:15 a.m
Tuesdays BIlible Class..............7 p.m.
4111th Sudly Eveninllg Wirsli p........ 6 p.m.

Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68"' Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495

Early Morning Services
(2,3,4,5" Sunda;y) ......8:00 aIm
Sunday School ..........9:45 am
Mo ring Service .....11:00 am
Communion Service
(lhurs. blire I" Sunl;day) 7:30 pm
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm

The Soul Saving Station Oi
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order ol' Services:
Sutlnday School ...........9 11.111.
Siinday Worship|..I I i.n. & 7 p.m
Tuesday Worship........7:45 p.m.
Noon Day Prayer.......Mon .-Fri.

Apostolic Revival Center,
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
Order of Services
New lime for T.V. Program
t'W.I iilie.sAsIoit17 I~.Myr .CI.-r .I.I

'Med.l- letre-ssry Ptayer 9iatn. 12 p.m.
Moning Service .................. I ;.m.
Sun.- Eve. Worship ...........7:30 p.m.
Tiuns. Prayer Mecing........ 7:301
LFri.- Bihle Sulady ................7:30 p.m.

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12" Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m.
Sunday Schtol............. 9 a.n.
NBC ............................ 10:05 a.m .
Worship ...................... 11 a.m.
.Worship ....... ......... p.m.
J l Mission and ilble Class
STuesday ...............6:30 p.m.
Youth Meeting/Choir relIearsal
Monday ........................ 6:30

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

Order of Services:
Early Monling & 3rd SI.I
M rning Worship.............. 10:30 a.m..
Tues. In-sighl Ministry. .........6..... p.m.
Prayer Srvice .................. 7:30 pm.
ibl Sl y................ ... .
Chu Il Sala I ................. .) ;,

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

lSundiy MLyolllilt............I 9 .
Wehlislhy Nightl Bible Sludly
7 p.m.

Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc Brownsville
1855 N.W. 119th Street Church of Christ
305-688-1612 4561 N.W. 33rd Court
Fax: 305-681-8719 305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services: 305-634-6604
Sun...9:3(0 a.m....(Sunday Schwl) Order of Services
Walk in the Word Ministry Lord Day Sunday Schxol .......9:45mn
Worship Service..............I I a.m. Sunday Morning Worship .....I I a.m.
Tuesday....7 p.m....Family Night Sunday Men's ible Sludy ....p.m.
Wed.. II Prayer Sunday Evening Worship .....6 p.m.
Wed. Bible Class........12 p.m. Tuesdayy Night Biile Study ...7:30pn
Wed. Bible Class..............7 p.m. Tllursd.y Morning Bible Cls.s II a.m.
Trtiporlallln awv3ila6ble- Call:
315-634-4511 305-691-6958

SLiberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning ...........8 a.m.
Sunday School............ 10a.m.
Sultday Evening .............6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ........7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class ........7:30 p.m.
Thuis. Fellowship .........10 a.m.
I st Sun. Song Practice ..6 p.m.

New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 103", St.
Order of Services:
S Mo Vay moving wrhip
C I 7 3) 11hld 4l 11 1..9 i l .ml .
Noon Day Prnyer,
Monday-FRi day1.... 2 p n. to I 1).n.

lueday .................... 7:30 p~m.
Re.R nalF.1ot

N\ mrlm*L. m ltsr

/Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4'" Street, Homestead 33136
Order of Services:
Suml(Iay Sc.1 .ol .. ...........10:30 a.m.
Sun. Morning Scrvs......Ii2 p.m.
liEveing Wolslhi Srv......6 p.m.
Iuesday "YouthI Niln vght".. I)l iI.
Wel "Noo D)ay Prayer"...12 pal
Wed. Night Bible Sltvidy.....t 13.
Thursday Night "Covington Bible
(Collegec..........6-10 )

2300 NW 135th Street
Order of Services
Sunday Worship 7 a.m., 11
a.m., 7 p.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday (Bible Study) 6:45p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study
10:45 a.m.

New Mount Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church
6700 N.W. 14th Avenue
Order of Services:
Sunday Worhsip......i untd I in.
Sunday Snhotl...........9:45 a.m
Monday PRayer Wanimos usi ......7:3U p
Mo.Ilay Bibhle Study.y........ .. 8 p1l.
un lt y H e Mission...............l. ; l.
Satilrday Fxxl Give-n-W ay ................... 10 an

St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3" 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.
Natliure fr Baptist C churchess
(B B.T.U.) 5 p.m.
Evening Worship ........7 p.m.
s Meeting ........(Tues.) 7 p.m.

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

Order of Services:
Bible Siudy Wed................X p.m.
Stll(lny School................ I a.m .
Suit. W riship Serv........1 1:3110 intl. .
Wed. Nightl Inlrcessory Prayer
I'frn 7:30 to 8 p.m.
Sunday Worship Service..6:30 p.m.

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

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


New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.95'h 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.
STuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Tucs. before the Ist Sun....7 pm.
Mid-week Worship

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

Order of Services:
Early Morning Worship.7:30a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:30a.m.
Morning Worship .....11 a.m.
Prayer Meeting ............7:30 p.m.
Bible Study ..................8 p.m.

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

Order of Services:
Suntdaly Morning Services
Sulnday School ............. i0 a.m .
Worship Sletvice............ I a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study.......8 p).
Thursday Prayer Service...... p.m

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

Mt. Cl
1140 Dr. M

alvary Missionary
aptist Church
martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
.8226 Fax: 305-759-0528

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

New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10'h Avenue
Order of Services:
Saurly Sunday Worship...7:30 a.m.
Sunday School ................9:30. am.
Swuxlay M l ing Wnisip.....lI I m.
Sunday Evening Service ..6 pnm.
Taesdiay P ayer Meeting ...7:30 ptm.
Wednesday Bible Study ...7:30 p.m.
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Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3" Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060-Fax 305-255-854S
Order of Services:
TSuhtday Sch l M i...r....... 9:45 a.m.
S lU. Morning Scrvs......ll
Teuesday-'-'Bible Study
Feeding Minitry 1......l .m.
S Wed. Bible Study/Prayer..6:30

Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
Sunday Schx l .............t9:30 a.m.
Morning IPrisc/Worshlip .. II a.m.
Youtlh CtirJ Satlunly ...... I a.]n.
Tuesday 7 p.m.
TPrayer Mhcuutlintt & Atible. Slinly
o "nin g t rshlip.Call t15-i I -i1451..i

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New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

S 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. t
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m. W
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The Miami Times, June 28-July 4, 2006 13B

s kcalB Must Control Their Own Destiny

Memorial service held for Tanya Elayne Martin Pekel

A service of reverence in
memory of Tanya Elayne
Martin Pekel, who died May
22, 2006 was held Tuesday,
June 27 at The Church of the
Incarnation, 1855 NW 54"'
Street, with The Reverend J.
Kenneth Major, rector, serving
as officiant.
Born October 3, 1964 at
Fort Belvoir in Virginia, Tanya
was the first child of Marcia
Johnson Martin Saunders of
Miami and Montez C. Martin
of Charleston, South Carolina.
She shard a military life with
her parents and younger sis-
ter Terrie. At the age of 6,
Tanya, her sister and mother
relocated to the city of Miami
where she attended the

Miami-Dade County Public
Schools. A gifted and talented
student, she excelled in all of
her academic courses. During
her middle and high school
years she was actively
involved in several school and
community organizations and
wrote a weekly article, 'Teen
Talk' in The Miami Times. In
1981, she became a
Congressional Page for former
Representative William
In 1982, she entered Duke
University and was heavily
involved in campus activities,
ultimately becoming secretary
of the Student Government
and president of the Black
Student Alliance.

Tanya Elayne Martin Pekel

After graduating from Duke
with an economics major, she
earned her Juris Doctor in

1989 from the Duke University
School of Law.
In 1990, Tanya married
Derek Oubre and from this
union a precious daughter,
Laura, was born.
Tanya began her profession-
al career working as a corpo-
rate attorney at Simpson
Thacher & Bartlett on Wall
Street before joining
Southern California Edison
as an attorney specializing in
nuclear energy.
On July 10, 1990, Tanya
married Kent Pekel a former
White House Fellow of St.
Paul, Minnesota and from the
union, two children were
born, Adam and Victoria.
Tanya died at the age of 41

and is survived by her hus-
band, Kent Pekel; parents,
Marcia Saunders (former
Director of Miami-Dade Office
of Fair Employment Practices)
and Montez Martin; her chil-
dren, Lauren, 10, Adam, 5,
Victoria, 3; sister, Terrie
(Wendell) Martin Rayburn;
two half siblings, Emily and
Montez Martin, III; paternal
grandmother, Elise Martin of
Columbia, SC; cousins, Ms.
Johnson, Barbara Burrows
along with a host of relatives
and friends from Miami and
the Bahamas.
One of the following dona-
tibns in Memory of Tanya
Martin Pekel may be given to:
(1) A Trust established for

the education of Tanya's chil-
dren. Checks should be made
payable to Satterlee Stephens
Burke & Burke, LLP and
please indicate: Tanya Martin
Pekel Children's Trust. Send
the donations to: Satterlee
Stephens Burke & Burke LLP,
230 Park Avenue, New York,
NY 10169-0079; Attention:
Judy Delaney, Accounting.
(2) The National Breast
Cancer Research Foundation,
16633 North Dallas Parkway,
Suite 600, Addision, Texas
75001. Please indicate on the
'for' line: In Memory of Tanya
Martin Pekel. Email:
or www.nationalbreast-

Local man loves to 'Doo' right by community residents

continued from 12B

defensive end for the Kansas
City Chiefs was also in atten-
Daphane Johnson, one of
the original members of
Wright's R.E.A.L Steppers aer-
obics class at Hadley Park told
The Times that Wright is "the
Johnson's sentiment is
shared by Stacey Dean, a
"spokesperson" for the initia-
tive. Dean said that Wright,
his companion Felicia and Lily
Stefano of the Moss

Foundation are "blessings to
the community."
These blessings come in a
variety of forms. Aside from
sports figures, comedians and
rappers also come together for
"one purpose."
The purpose, according to
Dean, is to provide a healthy
service to the Liberty City
community by continuing to
"make a difference in the lives
of the youth in the neighbor-
Andre Johnson and James
seem convinced that not only
are street smarts needed to
traverse the impediments

abound and prevalent to inner
city youth, but sound knowl-
edge of academic "basics" are
required to "get to the league"
or a professional place in life.
Wright's word appears to be
his bond when he says that he
loves his Liberty City commu-
nity and has expansive love for
Black people elsewhere. "Bein'
able to be a blessin' to Black
people is a blessin'," he said.
Part of his existence is to
provide a compassionate and
understanding community
service. His leadership is con-
tagious. "His boys," Santana
Moss, E.J and Andre Johnson

each host annual charitable
James, much like Wright
loves the brilliance of the
inner city child and the inher-
ent potential of conquering the
odds of growing up in the.
inner city.
As for his consistent contri-
butions to the Moss
Foundation, and the R.E.A.L.
Team, he suggests that others
who anticipate making a com-
munal change in the lives of
Black youth should "do what I


Michael 'Doo' Wright

Full tuition to MDC awarded to Miami Edison graduates

continued from 8B

this scholarship not only for
my benefit but for the bene-
fit of this entire nation."
More than 200 seniors at
Miami Edison Senior High
School were eligible for the

scholarships. The winners
were selected based on their
high school academic
resumes, interviews and
their scores on Miami Dade
College's entrance exam.
Mirangel enjoys reading
William Shakespeare, play-
ing tennis, listening to

kompa music and is a fan of
Mariah Carey and Celine
Dion. She hopes to become a
certified public accountant.
Claudin enjoys reading
Stephen King books, playing
video games and helps tutor
young children in science
and math. He hopes to work

in the education and com-
puter science field in the
"I won't let Miami Dade
College down," Claudin said.
"I won't fail. I will overcome
all the challenges and
obstacles that come my

The Special Olympics have annual awards ceremony

OLYMPICS Rhonda and Tiffany, respec- When it was time for the chairman of the night's evi
continued from 8B tively. program to begin, the hun- said that he wants the affai

the evening and sits on the
executive committee for the
Special Olympics, was very
optimistic about his involve-
ment. He said "There is noth-
ing like being a part of some-
thing so great. You think
you're giving something out,
but you're really getting some-
thing back."
Four-time Golden Glove
winner Charles Johnson and
former Miami Dolphin Kendall
Newson were both present
with their beautiful wives

The Johnsons said that they
attended because they are "big
supporters of great causes
and this would afford a learn more about
the Special Olympics."
Kendall Newson said that he
believes in giving back and
has always thought that peo-
ple should help each other.
"You might have a need [or] I
might have a need. In a way,
we are all handicapped
because we don't know every-
thing. That's why we have to
give back."

dreds of guests seated them-
selves and a very moving video
highlighting the Special
Olympics' athletes was shown.
After the presentation, Strader
pumped up the crowd with his
infectious sense of humor and
introduced the evening's host,
Pulitzer Prize winner Dave
There was a live auction
held, awards presentations
were made and some of the
athletes were introduced.
More than $100,000 was
raised. Courtney Thompson,

ir to

continue to grow so tney can
serve people from all walks of
life in Miami. "We want to
raise awareness of the
Olympics in Miami and serve
the totality of people who need
our services," Thompson said.
With the attendance having
doubled since last year,
Thompson's wish seems to be
For more information on the
Special Olympics, Miami-Dade
County, please contact
Executive Director Mark
Thompson at 305-406-9467.

Grandma Patty Wilson loves to help others

continued from 8B

about during their weary days
of waiting for a compatible
organ and undergoing surgery.
Wilson states she has found
the courage within God to go
through the hard times she
has. "I [was] used to taking
care of so many people and
giving them strength. I found
myself on the other end for the
first time, but I knew through
God all things is possible."
Once it was evident Wilson
would have to undergo sur-
gery, she had no other choice
but to retire from the job she
so passionately loved and
enjoyed. The surgery took
place in 2001 and now she is

fully recovered.
She says in spirit, "I am a
lady that feels like I'm eight-
een years old. I don't know
how or why I would ever stop
caring for people or doing
things that I'm still capable of
doing...I have gone to the
games in 2002, 2004 and [now
in] 2006. I have won bronze
and silver medals in the past .
. shotput is my favorite."
When Wilson recovered from
her surgery she went back to
work, but this time at the
Jackson Medical Towers.
There she tries to give encour-
agement to those who come to
have the delicate procedure
[transplant surgery] done. As
a token of appreciation, her
patients give her an assort-

ment of decorative pins.
"I have a vest that I place all
my pins the patients I've
helped [have] given me,"
Wilson said. "I have about one
hundred right now and each
of them have a special mean-
ing. It means a lot to me when
people can go through hard
times, recover, then feel that I
was a big part of their recov-
ery." Her pin collection includ-
ed elephants, ballet dancers, a
miniature police badge, a frog
and a little eye that means
someone is always watching
over her.
She says the many pins rep-
resent the diversity of people
from different cultures that all
encounter the same problems.
Patty Wilson serves as a

humanitarian because she
strives to provide hope to those
who feel they have nothing left
to live for. She gets an extreme
amount of joy from her out-
"I know I must be the happi-
est lady in the whole world. I
tell everybody that I have five
children, twelve biological chil-
dren, four great grandchildren
and about three or four thou-
sand grandchildren,"
Grandma Wilson explained. "
I'm like the old lady that lived
in the shoe with all those chil-
dren; but she didn't know
what to do with them. I know
what to do with all my chil-
dren. I love them all. I help
give them hope," Wilson con-

Anti-bully tapestry on display

continued from 8B

County," an 80 foot multi-pan-
eled tapestry, produced by the
Center for Folk and
Community Art (CFCA) that
gives insight to the topic of
bullying amongst our county's
On June 29, the library will
host a special unveiling of the
tapestry at 4:30 p.m. North
Miami officials, along with
Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Dorrin Rolle
and Miami-Dade County
Public School Board Member,
Dr. Martin Karp, will host the
ceremony. The tapestry will
be displayed through July 22
and then will move on to its
next destination in the coun-
The tapestry is a compila-
tion of stories and accompa-
nying artwork that address a
variety of issues that affect
seven of the thirteen Miami-
Dade County districts.
More than 400 Miami-Dade
County residents participated

in Telling Stories through
Visuals model workshops
facilitated by nationally
renowned CFCA artists Dena
Stewart and Stewart Stewart.
At the Telling Stories
through Visuals workshops,
in-depth discussions were fol-
lowed by a story writing ses-
sion whereby the participants
wrote stories and created art-
work based on their feelings
of the issue they discussed.
Their narratives and artwork
are used to craft the mon-
tage-style, self-standing tap-.
estry. The tapestry is travel-
ing throughout the county to
bring more awareness to the
community about the impor-
tant issues, which include
bullying in our schools.
At the unveiling event,
attendees can participate a
dialogue about the issue of
bullying addressed in the
Refreshments will also be
For additional information,
please contact the library at


Naranja, died June 18 at Homestead
Hospital. Service Friday, 11 a.m. at
Christian Family Worship Center,
at Coral Reef Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at Virgil Chapel
A.M.E. Church in Cuthbert, Georgia.

GEAN GRIFFIN, 72, died June 22
at Baptist Hospital. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Hurst Chapel
A.M.E. Church.

Naranja, died June 24 at Homestead
Hospital. Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at
Greater New Covenant Baptist
Church, Homestead.

months, daughter of Selena Sharpe
and Jerome Butler, died June 25 at
hohne. Arrangements are incom-

BERNICE ROMER, 67, Perrine,
died June 26 at Northshore Nursing
Center. Arrangements are incom-

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


07/13/21 07/03/78

Twenty-eight years and still we
Archbishop George W. Sands,
son, the Sands and Monroe fam-
Rest eternal grant unto him, O
Lord; May light perpetual shine
upon him; And may he rest in

I -----Ar

Citywide revival at First Baptist of Brownsville

First Baptist Church of
Brownsville located at 4600
NW 23 Ave will host a 3-
night revival with guest
evangelist, Reverend W.M.
Ramsey, pastor of Evergreen
Missionary Baptist Church
of Ft. Lauderdale, nightly at
7 p.m. starting Wednesday,
June 28; Thursday, June 29
and Friday, June 20.
Reverend Kenneth McGee
and the First Baptist family
held an hour of power prayer

Reverend Kenneth McGee

service for three nights,
June 21, 22 and 23 to
pray for a revival that
would bring lost souls to
The last night of prayer
and signing was taken to
the streets of the commu-
nity where two gave their
life to Christ.
We invite you to come
and bring a friend to wit-
ness three powerful nights
of praying and preaching.

Alfonso M. Richardson
Owner, LFD

Alfonso M. Richardson

Funeral Services, Inc.

C.o/uJJto ,,*/v/.'J<(' cc

305-625-7177 305-625-9937 fax

3790 NW 167th Street

Miami Gardens, FL 33054

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WHITE, 62, died

BETTY BROWN, 59, died June
22. Visitation
Friday, 4-9 p.m.
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Tree of
Life Ministries

DANIEL JONES, 47, died June
20. Visitation
Wednesday, 4-9
p.m. Service
Thursday, 1
p.m. in the

MARY WARREN, 44, died June
25. Arrangements are incomplete.

DERS, SR., 56,
tax collector for
the Government
of the Bahamas,
died June 16 at
Medical Center.

Saturday, 7 p.m.
at Temple
Baptist Church.

died June 21 at
Parkwa y
Medical Center.
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Mt. Olive
Baptist Church.

JOHNNY HAYES, 51, construc-
tion worker, died
June 15 at
Cedars Medical
Services were

died. Arrangements are incomplete.

BETTY CARTER, 65, retired
from Mt. Sinai
Medical Center
as a unit secre-
tary after 32
years, died
June '22 at
home. Survivors
include: chil-
dren, Jeffery
Carter, Zachary
Leroy, Anjalie -
Lafay Peterson and Chondria
Trucelia Washington; sisters, Lizzie
Duncan, Mattie Sergeon and Jerry
Jackson; brothers, Flint Charles
Carter and Lawrence Carter.
ServiceSaturday July 1, 11 a.m. at
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist

IRENE REED 67, stock clerk,
died June 25 at
Medical Center.
include: chil-
dren, Rene,
Bennie, Eva
Mae and
Noreiga; sib-
lings, Ernestine,
Mattie, Dorothy
and Henry Lee. Service Saturday
July 1, 1 p.m. at Wright Funeral
Home Chapel. Interment at
Southern Memorial Park.

died June 21 at North Shore
Medical Center. Survivors include:
parents, Laquisha James and
Cornell Hinds, Sr. Services were

Eric S. George
June 20 at Aventura Medical Center
and Hospital. Service Saturday, 1
p.m. at First United Methodist

Park, died June 17 in West Park.
Services were held.

June 24.
Thursday, 4-9
p.m. Service
Friday, 11 a.m.
at Antioch
Baptist Church
of Carol City.

painter, died
June 22 at
home. Service
Saturday, 9 a.m.
at Mt. Calvary
Baptist Church.


JAMES BURNS, 48, cook, died
June 25 at
Hospital. Service
Saturday, 3 p.m.
in the chapel.

struction worker, died June 18 at Mt.
Sinai Hospital and.Medical Center.
Services were held.

Gregg L. Mason
died June 21 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Surviv ors
include: sister,
Lillian Bodie-
Facey; brother,
Thomas A.
Bodie, Jr.; and a
host of other
family members
and friends. Memorial service
Saturday, 10 a.m. in the Gregg L.
Mason Chapel, 10936 NE 6th
Avenue, 305-757-9000.

Davis and Brice
June 19 in North
Miami. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at New
Baptist Church.

Southern Memorial
22 at Kindred
Hos p i t a I,

Saturday, 11
a.m. t Southern
Me m o r i a I

NELLIE WHITNEY, 60, died June
21. Services
were held. I


June 18 at Cedars Medical Center.
Remains will be shipped to St.
Thomas, Virgin Islands for final rites
and burial.

PAX Villa
DUMOND, 6, died June 13.
Services were held Saturday.

died June 21.
include: daugh-
ters, two pre-
cious dia-

Jarmeisha and
Jami yah
Harrell; parents,
Wylene Young
(Joseph), Jimmie Lee Harrell, Sr.
(Annette); his siblings,
Vitzcarrondos Harrell (Mary) and
Valarie Hill (Wayne).
Memorial service Friday, 6 p.m.
at Royal Funeral Home, 17475 NW
27th Avenue, Miami Gardens.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at New
Way Fellowship Praise and
Worship Center, 16900 NW 22nd
Avenue, Miami Gardens. Interment
at Dade Memorial Park, North,
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to his daughters,
Jarmeisha and Jamiyah Harrell
College Fund at Wachovia Bank.

June 25. Arrangements are incom-

June 21. Visitation Saturday, 5-8
p.m. Service Sunday, 1 p.m. in the

mechanic for the
Metro Transit
Authorities, died.

Saturday, 11
a.m. in the

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

Card of Thanks

The family of.

HUBERT WRIGHT, 85, retired
brick layer for
Frank Rooney
Contractors, died
June 26.
include: wife,
Audrey; son,
Hubert, Jr.
(Mary); and
daughter, Phyliss
Moore (Jerome).
Arrangements are incomplete.

ETHEL L. SCOTT, 87, retired

include: daugh-
ter, Esther
Thompson; two
sisters, Amanda
Shipp (Kelly) and
Mattie Whitfield;
and a host of
nieces, nephews
and other relatives. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church of Carol

TAYLOR, 56, cosmetologist, died
June 19. Remains will be shipped to
Ventura, California for final rites and

Range Coconut Grove
auto detailer of
Heights, died
June 22.
include: parents,
Vernell and
Rosalyn Berry;
Aasiya; sisters,
Vershawn and
Kamari; grandmother, Maebell
Berry; and a host of other relatives
and friends. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. at Second Baptist Church.

homemaker of Richmond Heights,
died June 19 at Baptist Hospital.
Services were held.

51, ,cook at
Se'a food
Heaven, died
June 20 at
Me m o r i a I
Ho s p i t a e

Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Faith Temple
Church, 5901 S.W. 25" Street, West

24, died June
24. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Mt. Olive
Church, 6931
N.W. 17"'

known entertain-
er, former mem-
ber of the
/Fabulettes, died
June 24 at
Baptist Hospital.
Memorial serv-
ice Thursday, 6
p.m. at The
Chapel of

Carey Royal *
died June 23 at
home. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. in the

TAHIR CHEEMA, 47, Pembroke
Pines, died June 24 at Jackson
Hospital. Services were held.

June 17 at North Shore Medical
Center. Service Thursday, 2 p.m. in
the chapel.


Martha B. Solomon
FANNIE DELDE, 48, died June
23 at Baptist
Remains will be
shipped to
Metter, GA for
final rites and

S Manker
died June 25 at
Hospital .
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Greater
Baptist Church.

died June 12 at Cedars Medical
Center. Services were held.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

Death Notice


JUNE 30, 1919 -
JULY 1, 2005

It's been a year since you left
We miss you and still talk
about you.
You will always be in our
Happy Birthday, Love, Your
wife, children and family.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


07/02/32 07/31/04

A heart of gold stopped beat-
ing, two shining eyes at rest:
God touched our hearts and
proved he only takes the best.
To some you are forgotten, to
others just a part of the past.
But to us who loved and lost
you, your memory will always
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.
Love is forever.
Your devoted, loving wife, Mar-
jorie, children, Elaine and
Shirley Griffin, grandchildren,
great grands, and the Griffin

Public Notice

As a public service to our
community, The Miami
Times prints weekly obitu-
ary notices submitted by
area funeral homes at no
charge. These notices
include name of the
deceased, age, place of
death, employment, and
date, location, and time of
services. Additional infor-
mation and photo may be
included for a nominal
charge. The deadline is
Monday at 3:30 p.m.

student, "Mr. Edison 2006." died
June 21. Service 'will be he held
1 p.m. on July 1 at Jordan
Grove Missionary Baptist
Arrangements entrusted to
Grace Funeral Home. .

IRMA JOHNSON, 69, died June
19 at North Shore Medical Center.
Remains were be shipped to Shorty
Ville, Alabama for final rites and

June 18 at Aventura Hospital.
Services were held.

June 16 at Jackson Hospital.
Services were held.

expresses sincere appreciation
for each act of kindness and
concern received during this,
our period of bereavement.
Your words, deeds and prayers
have been a source of comfort
and solace.
May you continually walk in
God's grace and be eternally fa-
vored with His blessings.
Garth C. Reeves and family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,



07/01/85- 12/28/05

You are not forgotten love one,
nor you will you ever be.
As long as life and memory
last; we will remember thee.
We miss you now, our hearts
are sore; and as time goes by,
we'll miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle
No one can ever fill your spe-
cial place here in our hearts.
From your loving family.

12/09/91 06/28/02 REEVES

Each day without you is new
and this day for me was hard to
get through; but, God said to me
my child you can. You know that
was all in the Master's plan.
We miss and love you, Gary.
Al-ways from your mom,
Theresa Evans; step dad,
Donald John-son; brothers,
Sylvester and Shawn Givens;
sister, Jasmine McCluster.

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According to Charlie Mae
Smith, president, 1961 was a
good year. 1961 was a great
year. In fact, 1961 was the best
year because it saw the gradua-
tion of the class of 1961 from
Booker T. Washington High
School and kept us alive to wit-
ness our 45th year. And, of
course, it allowed us to return
to the hallowed hall of our alma
mater and reacquaint ourselves
with family, and friends and
reminisce about old times,
places and things as we cele-
brated our joyous class
Activities began Thursday,
June 1 with a class
mixer at the Carrie P.
Meek Community
Center. It was a fun-
filled event presided
over by Culpepper and
everyone enjoyed a raf-
fle of a precious gift,
delicious food, interest-
ing games and a night
of dancing. CULP
The activities continued
Friday, June 2, when the class
members enjoyed a dinner-
dance at the Biscayne Bay
Marriott and Marina. Words of
encouragement were shared by
one of the former teachers,
Georgiana Johnson Bethel,
followed by Dorothy Graham,
Bonnie North, widow of
Quentin North, Belle Miller
Gray and Roberta Thompson
Daniels, who brought greetings
and reminded the class that
they are still. . "Not the largest


but the best!" It was evident
when the class gave Natalie
Sanon, a 2006 graduate of
B.T.W., a thousand dollar schol-
arship in memory of
Mabel Dorsett Glover.
Two other activities
followed including a fish
fry at the home of
James and Mattie
Multimore and worship
service at Redeemer
Luther in Miami Shores,
where Vicar James
Leggett, classmate, CAI
delivered the
Pentecostal sermon, 'Christ,
Still Our Strength,' which was
the baccalaureate
theme 45-years ago.
After service the
class enjoyed a buffet
brunch at Emerald
Coast restaurant in
Pembroke Pines. Time
was also taken to visit
Freddie Johnson at
Memorial Hospital.
PPER In addition, everyone
was thrilled to see George
Williams, a distinguished
alumnus of B.T.W. and leg-
endary coach of track at St.
Augustine's College in Raleigh,
NC. Williams informed his
classmates that a 'George
Williams Athletic Complex' will
be named in his honor as a trib-
ute to his enviable record as
coach and Athletic Director.
Williams has earned 27
NCAA Division II
Championships, over 100 CIAA
Championships and served as

Head Coach for the 2004 United
States Olympic Men's Track
and Field Team.
Other classmates in atten-
dance included David Daniels,
Nathaniel Samuels, Will and
Ruby Simmons, Frank and
Sandra Hall, Arlester and
Evelyn Young, James and
Gwendolyn Erwin, James
Howard, David Wilmore,
James and Anna Leggett,
Sammie Lewis, Daisy
Williams, Betty Taylor, Sara
Wilmore and Jonnie McCarty.
Also present were Delores
Ingram, Jessie Jo and
Willie Robinson, Mae
Ola Gordon, Sharon
Johnson, Robbie Hall,
Erma Webster, Annie
Thomas, Gerda
S Graham, Jolene
Barber, Velma Arnold,
1 Gus Marshall and Dr.
Gay Outler.
PERS Family and friends in
attendance were
Kathryn Hepburn, Lenora
Walker, Acaqunetta Buggs,
Ms. Moore, Gwendolyn Dixon,
Craig and Josephine Hall,
Milton Hall, Linda Rogers,
Billie Bouie, Cupidine Dean,
Dr. Dorothy Fields, Alfreda
Stibbins, George and Betty
Buchanan, Jerry and Maxine
Buchanan and Robert

When Reverend Dr. Joreatha
M. Capers was appointed pas-
tor of Ebenezer United
Methodist Church last July, her
appointment broke precedence
as being the first female to head
the 107-year old edifice. The
congregation created a 'wait
and see' attitude. They waited
for her approach and received a
unique blessing as this Woman
of God captivated and engulfed
90 percent of the 'doubting
Dr. Capers brought years of

experience from Tampa, along
with a bachelor's from
Talladega, a master's from
Gammon Seminary of the
Theological Center in Atlanta,
GA and a masters and
Doctorate in
Mathematics Education
from the University of
South Florida.
She also brought
teaching experience
from Copaigue Jr. High,
Hillsborough, Broward
CC, USF and Spelman
College. Her ministry
included work at Tyer AD
Temple UMC, Stewart
Memorial, Bethune-Cookman
College and the general board of
Higher Education in Nashville,
Kudos go out to the
Appreciation Committee for a
job well-done. They include
Aggie Reed, general chair,
Eloise Johnson and Joann
Brookins, co-chairs, Willie M.
Gibson, Alvin Roberts, Esther
Thomas, Turenell Hill, Willie
M. Pinder, William O. Francis,
Carol Rowe, Rose Moorman,
Pernalla Burke, Jean A. Perry,
Dr. Geraldine Gilyard, Minister
Pamela Hall, Marva Hill, Carol
Beneby-Boston and C.
Also, Frances Wilson,
Jasmine Jackson, Pearl Perry,
Angel Lemon, Mimi Pinder,
Brother of Ebenezer, Heddie
Vereen, Celestine McCrea,
Deloris Barr-Fisher, Hortense
Collier, Bertha T. Martin,
Patricia Bryant and Pauline
More than 200 members
attended and participated in,
advertisements, special per-
formance, flowers, card and a
huge purse given for the love
that has grown for a pastor who
is taking the church to a new
level. The honeymoon is over
and she is still climbing.

Marques Adams, aka 'Kez'
and 'Quest' was born in 1980
and met his demise, June 2. He
made a tremendous impact on
the music world from America
to Europe and back.
His death was felt by
thousands from the
Carol City area where
he attended school and
lived until graduating
and attending Florida A
& M University to fur-
ther his quest for more
AMS He was so well
thought of by his peers,
a memorial service was held in
Atlanta on Tuesday and his
final rites were held by The
Triumph Church of Jesus
Christ, in which Reverend Dr.
Kyla Mann officiated,
on last Saturday at
Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
before another standing
room only crowd.
Jarvis always
informed everybody he
met that T. Neil, R.
Beckford and Dr.
Richard J. Strachan REE
nurtured him musically
from the seventh grade until
graduated from Miami Carol
'City, where he was a member of
the marching Chiefs. After arriv-'
ing at FAMU with Saunders
Sermons, John Toney, Jeremy
Mills, Corey Irving and Glenn
Eichelberger, they took over the
music scenes in Tallahassee.
'Quest' appeared with Jill
Scott, George Clinton, P-funk
All Stars, Tom Joyner (on his
sea voyage), Rachell Ferrell
George Duke, Big Daddy Blues
and Red Hot Java, Bobby
Watson, Billy Dee Williams
and Darius McCray. He also
played the national anthem at
the Atlanta Falcons and Hawks
football and basketball games.

He was just getting started
when he passed while perform-
ing for a stage show in Atlanta.
All musicians will miss him,
especially The Chapter gang and
his family and friends.
Miamians were shocked last
weekend when the news of the
death of Beatrice 'Bee' Reeves
circulated the airwaves, while
she and husband, Garth
Reeves, Sr. attended a business
meeting away from Miami.
Since 'Bee' was a member of
the socialites in Miami, more
than 50-members of Gamma
Zeta Chapter of Alpha Kappa
Alpha, MRS. Club and Links
filled the Church of the
Incarnation to pay tribute with
Reverend Canon Kenneth
Major, presiding and Gregg
Mason Funeral Home
exercising professional-
ism throughout the serv-
The Litany began on
time with Father Major
leading the procession,
followed by Garth and
Gregg, Rachel and
Garth B., Henry and
VES Mrs. Young, etc. Out of
respect, the filled church
rose and watched silently as the
family members were escorted
to their seats for the service.
Members of the organizations
wore white suits or dresses and
showed much emotion during
their rites as a few tears dripped
from their eyes during their ritu-
Some of the other supporters
included Jessie and Margaret
McCrary, Esq., Dr. Solomon
Stinson, Henry Goa, Attorney
George Knox, James
Farrington, Baljean Smith,
Stacey Jones, Evelyn Wynn,
Kelsey Dorsett, Dr. Herman
Dorsett, James Moss, Daryl
Reaves, E. J. Williams, James
Tullis and Hansel Higgs.



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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity awards scholarships

Of the many worthy pro-
grams sponsored by the Omega
Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., none
are more gratifying than the
annual Scholarship Awards
program. This year, as it turns
for the past twenty or more
years, Sigma Alpha Chapter
awarded grants to worthy
Miami area high school seniors.
The Sigma Alpha award is
based on academic excellence,
community service, depart-
ment, articulation and a essay
based on a topic that touches
and will continue to effect
young people. This year the
applicant was asked to discuss
the effects of press and broad-
cast media on America's youth.
A $4,000 scholarship that is
payable over four years, is
awarded to one winner each
year. As a result, four students
(including three from prior
years) are aided by the program
during each year. This year,
three additional one-time grant

awards were given. One of
$1,000 and two of $500 each.
The top award, $4,000, went
to Donte Ford who graduated
from Miami Norland Senior
High School.
The next award, $1,000, went
to Kevin Williams a graduate of
Miami Jackson Senior High
Special Awards or $500 each
went to Anthony B. Brant and
Anthony C. Stuart who both
graduated from Northwestern
Senior High School.
The fraternity wishes these
talented young men the best of
success in any future career
path they may choose.
This year's finalists were so
outstanding that the judges
recommended that the Chapter
make a greater fund raising
effort at the annual Spring
Mardi-Gras Dance as well as
the Fall Achievement Program.
The plan is to increase the
number of awards next year.

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Did you know that after names
of devastating hurricanes have
been used, they are never used
again? The Greek alphabet's let-
ters will be coupled with years as
a name for future storms. For
example, Beta-2006 would be the
name of a storm.
Graduating from FAMU this
year was Arlester James
Shorter, II. Son of Arlester and
Annie Shorter. He is the grand-
son of Water and Corrine
Harrell and the late Eddie and
Louise Shorter. Arlester gradu-
ated cum laude with a major in
business administration. He has
been offered an excellent man-
agement position with City
Furniture in their training pro-
gran: which he accepted.
ALlnding his graduation were
his parents, grandparents, sis-
ters, aunts, uncles, godparents,
cousins and several friends.
A very happy Wedding
Anniversary to:
Charles and Delores J.
McCartney, June 19: Their 47th
James and Paulette G.
Derico, June 19: Their 39th
William and Fredericka L.
Johnson, June 24: Their 17th
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Incorporated Upsilon XI Omega
Chapter (Fort Lauderdale) held
their third annual "Fathers
Affair" and Father Figures
Devarn Flowers, president
and Delores Williams, chair,
along with their sorors honored
the following gentlemen at the
Radisson Bahia Mar Resort on
June 10.
The honorees were:
Dr. Herman Allen Health
Bobby Henry Civic
Reverend Wayne Lomax -
Herman Pittman Education
Jerome McDougle AKA
Spirit Award
Stockar McDougle AKA
Spirit Award
Congratulations gentlemen!
Congratulations to Beatrice
Balton-Hudnell and Maria
Andrews-Jerkins, who were
commissioned as Lay Ecclesial
Ministers for the Archdiocese of
Miami on June 3. Family and

friends who witnessed the com-
mitment ceremony at Saint
Mary's Cathedral were Rudolph
Hudnell, Father John Cox, OMI,
pastor of Holy Redeemer Church,
Representative Dorothy
Bendross Mindingall, Eric, Jr.,
Evric and Eunique Hudnell,
Sandra Wallace, Gloria FInch,
Vashti Armbrister, Claudette
Armbrister, Dr. Velma
Hepburn, Marcus Jenkins,
Micheal Jerkins and George
Evangeline Gibson, along with
some of her family members
motored to Atlanta, Georgia.
Some family members in atten-
dance were Hermean Gibson,
nieces and nephews, Paulette
Derico, The Bakers and their
children, nephew Devor
Anderson and their daughter.
LaLinda Gibson, retired after
twenty years in the U.S. Army.
While there LaLinda attended
the graduation of her niece
Joycelyn Owuu-Yaw and
nephew Jristian Owuu Yaw.
There is a new four star gener-
al of the U.S. Army. His name is
William 'Kip' Ward, deputy
commanding general and chief
of staff of the U.S. Army in
Europe and the Seventh Army.
A second main roadway in the
heart of Liberty City now bears
the name of one of our famed
civil rights pioneers. The seg-
ment of Northwest 32nd Avenue

from North River Drive to NW
79th Street, is now known as
Rosa Parks Boulevard. Thank
you county commissioners
Dennis Moss and Dorrin Rolle.
Thanks also to our beloved civil
rights activist M. Athalie Range,
who encouraged senior citizens
to attend.
Willie Bouie Sr., father of
Willie 'Billie' Bouie, Velma
Bouie-Arnold and Gwen Bouie-
Thomas will be 96 years young
on June 26. Happy, Happy
Birthday Mr. Bouie, your sons-
in-law Charles and Ernest,
along with your grands are very
elated for you.
United States Senator Barack
O'Bama has a new book called
'The Audacity of Hope' which is
scheduled to hit the stores this
Northwestern High School's
Class of 1956 celebrated their
"50th" class reunion with a
blast. Tony Ferguson, class
president, led the group in their
many wonderful activities during
their 50th reunion.
Congratulations to Alana
Martin, the recipient of the
"Onyx Book Club Scholarship"
for $500.
Get will wishes to all of you,
from all of us.
Freddie ?Jabbo? Johnson,
Patricia Allen-Ebron, Gall
Sweeting-Gee, Cleomie Allen
Smith, Ralph McCartney,
Janis Sanders, Jennie Roberts,
Frances Brown, Pauline
McKinney, Samuel ?Bowtie?
Ferguson, Henry ?Sanky?
Newbold, Inez McKinney-
Johnson and Jackie Dean.
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belongs to the past and when
you're seventy, nearly all of you.

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Black teens unemployment rate on a constant rise

Black teens unemployment more than six times the national rate

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

If you were to ask most adults
what their first job was, I bet
they could remember it in a
flash. Some may say they found
their jobs easily while others
struggled to find someone to
hire them. During the times our
grandparents were raised, it
was hard for them to find qual-
ity jobs. Many whites only
wanted to hire their own and
keep Blacks inferior to them.
They even refused to pick
Blacks out of the line-ups
whenever a new job was posted.
Eventually Blacks were
allowed equal rights to some
jobs and we thought, "Yes, we
have finally moved on from all

the poverty and racism we had
been dealing with for so long."
Unfortunately, with every sun-
shine there is a rain cloud
looming nearby. Now decades
later, findings have shown that
Black teens are struggling to
find jobs. What is holding
Blacks back from sharing the
wealth and living a life full of
riches (legally)?
Recently the Labor
Department reported that while
138,000 new jobs were created
in April and overall unemploy-
ment remains steady at 4.7%,
the unemployment rate among
Black teens remains shockingly
high at 29.5%. While overall
teenage unemployment contin-
ues to hover around 12%,
Black teens unemployment

signs of improving, this bleak
employment outlook for young
Black teens threatens to
become much worse as states
across the nation consider
mandated minimum wage

teens who can't find jobs,
whether full-time or just for the
Lack of education is a key
factor in why many Black teens
can't find employment. They

Recently theLaorDearmeteprt a i

remains more than six times
the national rate.
This translates into approxi-
mately 262,000 Black
teenagers actively seeking
employment who are finding it
difficult to secure a job. Though
the overall economy shows

It is, after all, a hard truth
that has only gotten more diffi-
cult in this economy: The less
education you have, the more
difficult it is to get a job. The
competition for even lower-pay-
ing jobs has meant even more

start skipping school at a
young age and eventually it
progresses into not showing up
for school for days, then weeks,
then months. Before you know
it the teens dropout figuring
school is serving no purpose in
their lives. But they are wrong;

school is very valuable for their
future and where they want to
go in life.
Another factor is teens lack of
movement. Is it me or have our
teens become increasingly lazy.
They'd rather chill at home
than get their feet dirty. They
have to realize jobs will not fall
into their hands, they have to
go looking for them. Teens have
become more dependent on
their parents supporting them.
What they need to understand
is they are no longer children
and they need to be more inde-
pendent if they want to func-
tion in the real world.
Jobs will always be important
to help put food on the table,
clothes on one's back and a
roof over one's head. Its time
for teens to stop waiting around
and take action by finding a job
to help support their futures.

How does watching TV affect a child's perception of the world?

Part I of III

SBy Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

Jeremy have you done your
homework yet? Jeremy did you
wash the dishes like I asked
you to? Jeremy why does your
room look like a pig's pen?
Usually when your parents ask
you a question, your best
choice is to respond to them.
However, what happens when
you are so in tune with your
favorite television show, you
don't even hear them? What if
you forget to do chores, home-
work or study for tests? Do you
put your life on hold for a tele-
vision show?
Today, it is not common for a
child to skip homework just to
find out who will be the next
IAmerican Idol, if the Heat won
their last game or what new
movie Bow Wow would be star-
ring in? Teens have built their
lives around television shows
and feel they are the most sat-
isfied when they are glued to a
television set. What is happen-
ing to their minds when they
can only remember what hap-
pened on One on One instead
of what the teacher assigned
them for homework.
Studies today indicate that 7-
17 year olds average between
25-30 hours of TV per week,
while some pre-schoolers may
be viewing up to 60 hours
weekly. In 1971 average view-
ing time for pre-school children
was 34 hours per week; the
most recent figures suggest
that has increased to 54 hours

per week. This means that in
many instances, the majority of
time a child spends awake are
with the television on.
It is believed by the time chil-
dren graduate from high
school, they will have spent
more hours viewing television
than in school. Assuming. an
average of three hours per day,
children will have viewed
20,000 commercials a year. By
age 16, they will have wit-
nessed 200,000 violent acts,
including 33,000 murders.
Yet, this is only just a portion
of how television is effecting our
children. Even though most
people have heard television is
bad for their eyes, that fact is
mostly ignored. There are more
long term effects of television
that most aren't informed
about. Listed below is what
every child should know before
turning on a television set.

Summer Movie's H(

* Cars
* Click
* Garfield's A Tale of Two Kitties
* Nacho Libre
* Superman Returns
* The Break-Up
* The Devil Wears Prada
* The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
* The Lake House
* The Omen
* Waist Deep

* Barnyard
* Clerks II
* John Tucker Must Die
* Lady in the Water
* Little Man
* Miami Vice
* Monster House
* My Super Ex-Girlfriend
* Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
* Pulse
SYou, Me and Dupree

* Accepted
SDOA: Dead or Alive
SHow to Eat Fried Worms
Snakes on a Plane
Step Up
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The Ant Bully
World Trade Center

Teens who are actively play-
ing will have more opportunity
to develop their senses than
children viewing a television
set. In a recent study compar-
ing TV viewing with laboratory
simulated sensory deprivation,
researchers found that 96
hours of laboratory induced
sensory deprivation produced
the same effects on the person
as only a few minutes of TV
viewing. Normal sensory expe-
rience is vital to maintaining a
balanced state of mind and

While viewing, the eyes are
practically motionless and
defocused in order to take in
the whole screen. Constant
movement is required for

healthy eye development.
Visual exploration is a prereq-
uisite of seeing and necessary
for developing a sense of
depth, observational skills
and perspective. Viewing
affects not only eye mechan-
ics, but also the ability to
focus and pay attention.

Since TV is more visual than
auditory, children's sense of
hearing is not being fully
exercised. Active listening is a
skill that needs to be devel-
oped. Children need practice
in processing auditory stimu-
lation, making their own men-
tal pictures in response to
what they hear. Also, when
television is constantly on,
the sense of hearing may be
dulled by the persistent back-
ground noise.

Amazing Profiles

Sherece Nelson, 18,

12th grade, recent graduate of William
H. Turner Technical Arts High School

"Growing up poor in
Jamaica, I didn't have many
advantages," says Sherece
Nelson. So her family moved
to America where many doors
opened up for her. It was in
the the sixth grade she decid-
ed she wanted to be a film
director. This is the reason
she enrolled in Turner Tech
studying entertainment tech-
nology. The school helped her
gain valuable knowledge

about her dream profession.
She plans to attend Miami-
Dade College to continue her
education in entertainment
technology. "My mom is my
biggest inspiration and my
friends help me keep going
when I think of quitting. I
stay moving forward in life by
remembering Herman
Melville's quote: It is better to
fail in originality than to suc-
ceed in imitation."

J ttenion!

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. If you are
interested in saying farewell to your friends, please email me your
name, school and a short farewell note. 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

Sense of wonder
The subtle rhythms and pat-
terns of life's wonders which
can only
be appreciated through
patient observation and experi-
ence will hold little interest for
a child given a steady diet of
television. The fast paced,
action-packed, high drama
which is programmed to keep

viewers tuned in does not accu-
rately represent the natural
world, yet it is what children
come to expect. Real experi-
ences, therefore, can't compete
with TV and the child's sense of
wonder is dulled.
This is only the beginning to
how our teens are wasting away
in front of a television set ...
Stay tuned ...

SAre 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.

Ever since I was a little girl I won-
dered if I would ever meet my birth
father. He left when I was an infant and
I never got to see his face. Then one day
my wish came true. When I turned 18, I
started searching everywhere for him,
only when I did meet him for the first
time he wasn't who I expected. He was
old, overweight, bald and looked very
poor. I could not believe that this man
conceived me 18 years ago. I started
thinking I shouldn't have been feeling
bad for me all this time, he was in a
worse predicament than me. When he
asked who I was, I was so ashamed of
him that I lied and said that I was look-
ing for someone else. Now it's been two
months and I've been feeling guilty for
the way I acted towards him. But how
can I face this stranger again, knowing
who he has become?
Fatherless Again
Fatherless Again,
The Bible teaches us to forgive so that
we are able to move on and prosper with

our lives. So have you forgiven this man
who walked out on you 18 years ago?
You must answer that question to deter-
mine whether or not you should be feel-
ing guilty. If you have than you should
know a person's character is determined
by how they treat others. So maybe he
wasn't this billionaire whose been wait-
ing on you to claim your inheritance
before he dies. What you found was a
human being who looked like his life has
taken bad turns as all of our lives do
from time to time. Now it doesn't excuse
him for not being there for you when you
were a child, but don't you owe it to
yourself to find out why he deserted you
so many years ago. I mean anyone
would be curious to receive answers to
all of their unanswered questions. We
are not promised tomorrow so don't
waste today wondering 'what if.'Do this
for yourself. You need answers so you
can move forward. This may be your only
chance and you don't want to wake up
tomorrow and realize you blew your only

flame tiL6 teen ieniation

is destined to become a household name and a world class entertainer. She is a
versatile actor, an amazing singer and an incredible dancer. She is also a musician who trad-
ed in her clarinet for a piano, a regional and national cheerleader champion and a Hawaiian
Tropic runway model search winner. Being a multi-talented entertainer, she has appeared in
films, commercials, voice overs, music videos, industrials, musicals, print ads and a TV show-
case. Her first break came in May 2004 when she was featured as Ul' Shawnna in Grammy
nominee Ludacris' Diamond in the Back video. Later, she was featured as Church Girl in 8 Ball
& MJG's Straight Cadillac Pimpin video and featured as Kid in the Street in TTs Bring 'Em Out
In August 2004 while showing support for her younger sister China Anderson, who had a lead
role in the soon to be released Outkast film Idlewild she was spotted on the set in Wilmington,
North Carolina and asked to join the cast as a youth. She later went on to land the lead role
as Young Alice, a little girl with mysterious powers in the short film Estranged in March 2005
and to appear in Madea's Family Reunion in February 2006.

Last week's sensation answer: Malcolm David Kelly

Do you ever wonder if your voice is being heard or are tired of being
looked over because you're still a child? Do you ever feel that adults
don't have all the answers. Well it's time to let your opinion be known.
Just email me what you think about these subjects at

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Quality braiding services

Full Name of Business
Caribbean Braids by
Jasmin Inc.
19030 NW 57th Avenue

Year Established
April 2004

Jasmin Ameen

Number of full-time and
part-Time employees
One part-time

My company provides
licensed professional
hair-braiding services.
Its integrating the skills
of ancient history with
innovative modern day
techniques and encour-
aging Black business
professionals to uphold
their cultural identity
while they dress for suc-

Future Goals
The future goal is to
open two hair-braiding
salons. One in the
Miami area and one in
the South Beach area.
My personal goal is to be
able to help other Black-
men and women to
develop their special
skills and gift of hair-
braiding to a profession-
al level that can lead to a
successful career and
business entrepreneur-

Why did you start this
business and how has
it grown?
The art of hairstyling is
a childhood passion that
gives me a great sense of
purpose and satisfac-
tion. My business has
grown tremendously
since 2004 from not
being known to now
being recognized by
business clients.

What obstacles have
you faced and how did

Jasmin Ameen
you overcome them?
I faced difficulty in
financing due to the my
credit history because
it's not as strong as I
want it to be. I have
overcome a lot, but I'm
not at the point I want to
be. I have submitted
myself to be trained and
groomed by
Microbusiness USA for
the past two years and
as a result was able to
become more financially
secure through the two
small loans I have
received so far. My com-
pany was successful in
being a recipient of a
significant grant from
South Florida Urban

How have your past
experiences helped
meet the need of your
It has helped me to be
able to specialize in the
areas that the clients
really need. Whatever
the latest trends are. I
have submitted myself
to learn whatever they
want. Its continuos edu-

Where did you get the
name of your business
and does it have any
significant meaning?
The significance is that I
am from the Caribbean
Island of Trinidad. The
fact that I call it
Caribbean braids
because it captures all
different cultures of

Jordan co-hosts small business symposium

Commissioner Barbara J.
Jordan held a forum in North
Dade (District 1), in partner-
ship with Miami Gardens Vice-
Mayor Oscar Braynon, II, to
present a myriad of opportuni-
ties available for small busi-
ness owners to grow their
enterprises. More than 100
people attended the event at
Florida Memorial University on
Thursday, June 8.
Owners of small fledgling
and established businesses
were invited to learn about
techniques and available
resources to better compete
with larger firms for business
contracts. Those who attended

benefited from a wealth of
information on procurement
policies, mentorship and net-
working opportunities with
public and private-sector ven-
They received instruction on
applying for certification with
the Department of Business
Development (DBD), the Small
Business Enterprise (SBE)
program and the Construction
Management Training to
Community Small Business
Enterprise (CSBE) program.
Topics discussed included
obtaining financial assistance
and participating with the
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North Dade Small Business Symposium at Florida Memorial University on
Thursday, June 8. Miami-Dade / Ryan Holloway



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At Miami International Airport
RFP NO. MDAD-08-05

SCOPE OF SERVICES: Miami-Dade County,'represented by RFP documents). The County reserves the right to postpone
the Miami-Dade County Aviation Department, is seeking or cancel the proposal opening at any time prior to the submit-
Proposals from qualified and responsible entities desiring to tal due date. Proposers are invited to be present. Proposals
manage and operate the luggage cart concession at Miami received after the time and date specified will not be consid-
International Airport (MIA). MDAD has a responsibility to pro- ered, and will be returned unopened.
vide practical, economical, reliable, and attractive luggage cart
services at a reasonable price to its customers and to obtain PROPOSAL BOND GUARANTY: Each Proposal shall be
revenues from this service. The Luggage Cart Concession accompanied by a proposal guaranty deposit (the "Guaranty
Program includes furnishing, installing, operating, managing, Deposit") of $5,000 (five thousand dollars) which shall be in
and maintaining the luggage cart management units (CMU) the form of a cashier's check, treasurers check, irrevocable let-
and carts at 70 locations at MIA. Interested Proposers should ter of credit, or bank draft drawn on any state or national bank
possess industry expertise and have financial strength to suc- ONLY, payable to Miami-Dade County, Florida, or a Proposal
cessfully operate a luggage cart concession at the Airport. Bond Guaranty included as Appendix E. The form of Proposal
The term of any agreement issued as a result of this RFP for Bond Guaranty and the requirements of the surety are includ-
luggage cart concession services is five (5) years with an ed in the RFP documents. No other form of deposit will be
option of one (1) two (2) year extension at the sole discretion of accepted.
Proceeds of checks, if submitted as the Guaranty Deposit will
PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE: A Pre-proposal be deposited by the County into an appropriate County account
Conference will be held on Tuesday July 11, 2006, at 10:00 and will be held by the County, without interest to the Proposer,
A.M. (local time) at Miami-Dade Aviation Department 4200 until the Selected Proposer has been awarded an Agreement.
N.W. 36TH, Street, Bldg. 5A, 4th Floor, Miami, FL 33122,
Conference Room "F"'for .all interestedparties, attendance is CONE OFSILENCE: .Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
recommended, but not mandatory Any changes to the County Code and Administrative Order 3-27 ("Cone of Silence
Request for Proposals will be by written addendum. Provisions"), as amended, a "Cone of Silence" is imposed upon
RFPs, RFQs, or bids after advertisement and terminates at the
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/ADDENDA: Requests for addi- time the County Manager issues a written recommendation to
tional information or clarifications must be made in writing and the Board of County Commissioners. The Cone of Silence
sent via email and/or fax to the Contracting Officer for this RFP, prohibits communication regarding RFPs, RFQs, or bids
no later than close of business twenty one (21) calendar days between: A) potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lob-
prior to the original proposal due date. The request must con- byists or consultants and the County'sprofessional staff includ-
tain the RFP number and title, Proposer's name, name of ing, but not limited to, the County Manager and the County
Proposer's contact person, address, phone number, and fac- Manager's staff; B) a potential vendor, service provider, bidder,
simile number. lobbyist, or consultant and the Mayor, County Commissioners
or their respective staffs; C) the Mayor, County Commissioners
PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS: Prospective Proposers may pur- or their respective staffs and any member of the County's pro-
chase Proposal Documents on and after June 20, 2006 from fessional staff including, but not limited to, the County Manager
the Office of Contracts Administration, Miami-Dade Aviation and the County Manager's staff; D) a potential vendor, service
Department, Building 5A, 4200 N.W. 36th Street, 4th Floor, provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant and any member of the
Miami, Florida 33122, Contracting Officer AnaMaria Saks, selection committee assigned to this Solicitation; E) the Mayor,
Telephone Number (305) 876-7048, Facsimile Number (305) County Commissioners or their respective staffs and member
876-8068, by payment of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) (non-refund- of the selection committee assigned "i6this Solicitation; F) any
able) per set, check only, made payable to the Miami-Dade metnibe iof the County's professionalstaff and any member of
Aviation Department (MDAD). Each Proposer shall furnish a the selection committee therefore.
contact person, an address, telephone and fax numbers for the
purpose of contact during the proposal submittal process. All Section 2.11.1(t) of the County Code and Administrative
Proposals shall be submitted as set forth in the Request for Order 3-27, as amended, permits oral communications
Proposals. regarding a particular RFP, RFQ or bid for solicitation of
goods or services between any person and the procure-
SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS: All Proposals must be sub- ment officer responsible for administering the procure-
mitted on 8 1/2" X 11" paper, neatly typed on one side only, with ment process for such RFP, RFQ, or bid, provided that the
normal margins and spacing. The original Proposal, communication is limited strictly to matters of process or
Proposer's Questionnaire Form and Appendix B, Price procedure already contained in the corresponding solicita-
Proposal Schedule must not be bound. The unbound one-sided tion document.
originals along with 10 bound copies (a total of 11) must be
received by the submittal due date specified herein and on the The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply to oral com-
cover of the RFP. The Proposer will submit the original munications at pre-proposal conferences, oral presenta-
Technical Proposal with the 10 bound copies in one enve- tions before selection committees, contract negotiations
lope and the original price Proposal with 10 bound copies in a during any duly noticed public meetings, public presenta-
separate envelope. The Proposer will insert both envelopes tions made to the Board of County Commissioners during
into a single sealed envelope or container stating on the out- any duly noticed public meeting, or communications in
side the Proposer's name, address, telephone number, the writing at any time unless specifically prohibited by the
RFP number, RFP title, and submittal due date to: applicable RFP, RFQ, or bid document. Proposers must
file a copy of any written communications with the Clerk of
Clerk of the Board the Board, which shall be made available to any person
Stephen P. Clark Center upon request. Written communications may be submitted
111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202 via e-mail to the Clerk of the Board at
Miami, FL 33128-1983 CLERKBCC@MIAMIDADE.GOV. The Contracting Officer
shall respond in writing and file a copy with the Clerk of
Hand-carried Proposals may be delivered to the above address the Board, which shall be made available to any person
ONLY between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday upon request.
through Friday. Please note that Proposals are due at the
Office of the Clerk of the Board on the date and at the time indi- In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation of
cated in the advertisement and on the cover of the RFP. The the Cone of Silence Provisions by any proposer and bidder
office of the Clerk of the Board is closed on holidays observed shall render any RFP award, RFQ award, or bid award void-
by the County. Proposers are responsible for informing any able. Any person having personal knowledge of a violation of
commercial delivery service, if used, of all delivery require- the Cone of Silence provisions shall report such violation to
ments and for ensuring that the required address information the State Attorney and/ or may file a complaint with the Ethics
appears on the outer wrapper or envelope used by such serv- Commission. Proposers should reference the actual Cone of
ice. Silence Provisions for further clarification. All Proposers will
be notified in writing when the County Manager makes an
THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS TO award recommendation to the Board of County
NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DELAYS CAUSED BY ANY MAIL, (ACDBE): The County has established an ACDBE specific
PACKAGE OR COURIER SERVICE, INCLUDING THE U.S. goal of 20% percent of gross revenues. The ACDBE overall
MAIL, OR CAUSED BY ANY OTHER OCCURRENCE. goal can be achieved either through the Proposer being an
ACDBE itself, a partnership or joint venture, or subcontracting
PROPOSAL DUE DATE: Proposals for the project desig- a percentage of gross revenues.
nated above will be received for and on behalf of Miami-
Dade County, by the Office of the Clerk until 2:00 P.M. THE COUNTY SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
August 3, 2006 or as may be modified by addendum at which MODIFICATIONS OR ALTERATIONS MADE TO THE
time the names of the Proposers will be read aloud (refer to REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS.

PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT a meeting of the Capital Improvement
Projects and Beautification Advisory Committee of the Southeast
Overtown/Park West and Omni Redevelopment Agencies (CRA) will take
place at 6:00 PM on Monday, July 10, 2006, in the offices of the CRA locat-
ed at 49 NW 5th Street, Suite 100, Miami, Florida. Be advised that two or
more Board Members (City of Miami Commissioners) may be present and
participate in the discussions.
All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, please
contact the CRA Office at (305) 679-6800.
Frank K. Rollason, Executive Director
(#15748) SEOPW and Omni CRAs

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
coipy 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.



Sealed Responses will be received by the City of Miami, City Clerk's office
located at at City Hall, First Floor, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida
33133 until July 31"s, 2006 at 2:00 PM for the following:
RFQ No. 05-06-089


Any Proposals received after the above stated date and time or delivered to
a different address/ department/ division will not be considered and will be
returned to the bidder unopened.

RFQ documents containing detailed requirements may be obtained via e-
miailor in person. The City has a CD-ROM available of some of the as-built
documents. A copy of the CD-ROM is available for $250.00. For an elec-
tronic version, send a written request via e-mail or regular mail to:
Gary Fabrikant
Department of Capital Improvements & Transportation
444 S.W. 2nd avenue, 8h' Floor
Miami, Florida 33130

The RFQ may be obtained from the City of Miami website's Capital
Improvements' (CIT) webpage at
beginning at close of business on June 28, 2006. Any firms obtaining the
document from the webpage should notify the person identified above to
ensure receipt of any addenda. It is the sole responsibility of all firms to
ensure the receipt of any addendum and it is recommended that firm peri-
odically check the CIT webpage for updates and issuance of addenda.
A printed copy of the documents may also be obtained in person on or after
June 28, 2006, during regular business hours, at the City of Miami Capital
Improvements & Transportation Department, 444 S.W. 2nd AVenue, 8th
Floor, Miami, Florida.

The of Cit of Miami reserves the right to waive any informalities or minor
irregularities; reject any and all Proposals which are incomplete, condition-
al, obscure, or which contain additions not allowed for; accept or reject any
proposal in whole or in part with or without cause; and accept the propos-
al(s) which best serves the City.

Req No. 13840



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/dom. 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:

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Toshiba's HD-XA1, HD DVD
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ast Sunday, Samsung launches
the first stand-alone next-genera-
tion DVD player based on Blu-ray
high-definition technology.
The special discs that work in the unit
deliver the same unspoiled widescreen
video and boffo sound that movie junkies
expect from high-def televisions that
have become the nucleus of modern
home theaters.
The debut comes seven weeks after I
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Having spent several days with it, I must say
that Olympus's EVOLT E-500 has been a pleas-
ant surprise. I have enjoyed shooting with it at
least as much as my favorite digital SLR cam-
eras and that is saying something.
It was September, 2004 that Olympus
announced their first SLR aimed at consumers,
the EVOLT E-300. I was glad to see them back
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France poised to soften iTunes bill
PARIS Leading lawmakers have agreed to
water down a draft law that could have threat-
ened the future of the iPod in France.
The National Assembly had voted in March to
force Apple Computer Inc. and other companies to
make their music players and online stores com-
patible with rivals, but key members now say they
have agreed to weaker measures endorsed by
Currently, tunes purchased at Apple's iTunes
Music Store won't play on music players sold by

Apple rivals. Likewise, an Apple iPod can't play
songs bought on Napster Inc. or other rival music
stores. Critics have called the restrictions anti-
competitive and anti-consumer.
CD-ROMs Last Two Years
Time to back up the porn collection, folks. IBM
engineer Kurt Gerecke says that data burned to
homemade CD-ROMs lasts two years on average
and that's only if you keep it in a climate-con-
trolled vault under Mount Ranier. Maybe IBM is
just trying to sell backup services or CD-ROM pol-
ishing cloths-God knows they're not selling com-
puters-but it should give you pause before you
record an entire season of Deadwood in low-rez
animated GIF format onto a few generic CD-Rs. -
John Biggs.

Utility Nukes Windows
Genuine Advantage Callbacks
A private security company has found a way to
nuke the controversial callback component in
Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage anti-
piracy tool.
Firewall Leak Tester, a company that provides
tools to test the quality of personal firewall soft-
ware, has released a utility called RemoveWGA
that blocks Microsoft from "phoning home" from
Windows PCs on a daily basis.
"Once the WGA Notification tool hasichecked
your OS and has confirmed you had a legit copy,
there is no decent point or reason to check it
again and again every boot," the company said in
a note explaining its motive for releasing the

MySpace ups

teen users
security for

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) A US social network-
ing website, where millions of teenagers worldwide
bare details of their lives, announced it was build7
ing new barriers to child predators.
Beginning next week, MySpace will bar members
over 18 years of age from connecting with those 16
or younger unless they know the full names and e-
mail addresses of the children, the company said.
MySpace members will be able to make informa-
tion on their web pages accessible only to friends
in private networks and allow only members in
their age groups to contact them on the site.
Critics countered that the safeguards would be
undermined by the fact that there was no mecha-
nismi to check the ages of thosecreating MySpace
profiles, meaningnefariousadults could simply

MySpace requires members to be at
least 14 years old, and revokes mem-
berships if it is obvious from the con-
tent of postings that a child has lied
about being old enough.

pretend to be younger.
MySpace requires members to be at least 14
years old and revokes memberships if it is obvious
from the content of postings that a child has lied
about being old enough, accordingtothecompany.
Age verification is "an Internetissue bigger than
MySpace" because a reliable way to verify age
online has yet to be found, according to the5conipa-
The key to keeping children safe online was for
parents to stay involved with their offsprings'
Internet adventures as well as their real-world
actiitiestheompay maintained. guges
e popi arity of Los Angeles-based MySpace
has exploded since it was launched online in
lJanul i nlary of 2004.
It became a popular place for teenagers to share
journals, photographs, poems, dreams and intimate
details of their lives online.
Asiof last Wednesday, the website reported hav-
ing more than 87 million members worldwide and
claimed to be growing at a rate of more than
250,000 users daily.
MySpacefranked only behind Internet titan Yahoo
in the United States in the number of online pages
viewed andnwas the sixth most popular online
search engine, according to industry trackers.
Most MySpace users were in English-speaking ter-
ritories, but the company said it intended to launch
"international MySpaces" in different languages.
Incidents in which suspected pedophiles appar-
ently usedMySpace as a hunting ground have
prompted attacks by child advocates and a recently
filed multi-million-dol colla boratwsuit.
Former US federal prosecutor and Microsoft
executive Hemanshu Nigam was hired inApril as
chief security officer at MySpace and the announced
changes were part of an "ongoing journey to online
safety," the company said.
"With social networking becoming a mainstream
platform for millions of people to connect with one
another and express themselves, MySpace is com-
mitted to innovating new product features to height-
en online safety, particularly in the area of 14 to 15
year olds," Nigam said in a release.
"In addition to technology innovation, MySpace
remains dedicated to a multi-pronged approach that
enforcement, teachers, parents and members."
Nigam was to take part in panel discussions
being hosted in Washington on last Thursday by the
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The focus of the gathering was to be the popular-
ity and misuse of social networking websites and
the potential dangers to children.
"We know that children can benefit greatly from
being online," NCMEC President Ernie Allen said in a
"We commend MySpace for adding new safety
and security features that will help provide protec-
tion to their youngest members, so they can have a
safer online experience."
; Among the measures to be enacted next week
was a modification intended to make sure adver-
tisements that pop up on pages were appropriate
for the members' ages, according to MySpace.
MySpace was bought last year by News Corp and
is a unit of Fox Interactive Media in Los Angeles.

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continued from 7D

in the market with a con-
sumer SLR and I found that
though it was an odd shape
that remained difficult to
accept, I liked quite a bit
about the original EVOLT. It
captured stunning images.
Some of the images I captured
with it are hanging in my
home and office. The original
EVOLT E-300 had many
unique features, some of

which were useful. The pop-
up flash could be used simul-
taneously with an external
flash to serve as fill light.
Most competing camera
designs can't achieve this.
But the E-300 was heavy and
way off balance. Much of the
weight seemed to be left of the
lens and the camera wanted
to twist out of the right hand.
There was also a critical
metering flaw that we found,
where a bright object at the
center of the frame would

trick even the normally excel-
lent Olympus Digital ESP
mode into underexposing the
image. (For those unfamiliar
with the term, Digital ESP
takes readings from multiple
areas of a frame to make its
exposure decision and usual-
ly handles bright central
objects well, without underex-
posing everything else; the
common term is "matrix
The E-300 was frustrating. I
loved the images, but not the

design; and this metering
problem made the camera dif-
ficult to trust (I think this has
been addressed with a recent
firmware fix, but we have not
had time to test it). Further
putting me off were all the
claims the company was mak-
ing about how much smaller
the EVOLT was than compet-
ing designs. Technically, they
were right and their porro-
prism finder did flatten the
top to enable that cool dual-
flash trick. But the E-300 did-

n't seem smaller; and I've
never had a problem with
pentaprisms for all these years,
so why were porroprisms bet-
ter? It was a daring move and
no one was surprised that it
was Olympus who took the
chance. Other chances they've
taken in the past have changed
photography forever.
Though I am a long-time
Olympus fan, I was ambivalent
about the E-300. That's why
I'm so pleased with the E-500.
No more odd designs to over-

look, no more unique optics for
no apparent reason, no more
long, heavy body that forces
you into vertical shooting mode
by virtue of its sheer weight.
The Olympus E-500 feels like,
looks like and shoots like a
nice camera. True to Olympus
tradition, it's smaller and tight-
ly built. If it ends up taking
images at least as nice as its
predecessor without the
Digital ESP metering bug -
Olympus is sure to have a
winner on its hands.

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 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.


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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Bid No.: ITB-MDAD-01-05

Sealed Bids for the Concession Agreements for the above ref-
erenced project 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 2:00 P.M. (local time), Wednesday, August 9, 2006
or as modified by addendum. The County reserves the right to
postpone or cancel the bid opening at any time prior to the
scheduled opening of bids. Bidders are invited to be present.
Bids received after the time and date specified will not be con-

THE SCOPE OF SERVICES resulting from this Invitation to Bid
involves car rental services for one (1) Tier 1A [1] Tier 1A com-
panies are allowed to operate in the inner lane of the lower
vehicular drive of the. Airport's Terminal Building and make use
of a "two-position" ticket counter in the Car Rental zones on the
ground level of the Terminal Building. Local Small Car Rental
(LSCR) position, one (1) Tier 1B [2] Tier 1B companies are
allowed to operate in the outer lane of the lower vehicular drive
of the Airport's Terminal Building and make use of a "one-posi-
tion" ticket counter in the Car Rental zones on the ground level
of the Terminal Building. LSCR position and one (1) Tier 1B
non-LSCR position for on-airport operations at Miami
International Airport during the Interim Period at the Terminal
Building. As currently scheduled, the Interim Period com-
mences on January 1, 2007, which is subject to being resched-
uled and shall extend until the date the Aviation Director deter-
mines under Ordinance No. 00-87 that the proposed Rental
Car Facility (RCF) is completed and operational.

In order to be eligible to submit a bid for any of the three (3)
positions, the Bidder must be an Eligible Bidder as provided in
the Instructions to Bidders. A Bid from a non-eligible Bidder will
not be considered. If bidding an LSCR position, the Bidder must
be a certified LSCR by Miami-Dade County's Department of
Business Development by the due date of bids. Bidders must
submit a Bid for each of the three (3) concessions for which it
wishes to be considered. The County shall award a
Concession Agreement to the Bidder offering the highest total
Minimum Annual Guarantee for that particular concession
being Bid. Only those Eligible Bidders who are not already
operating in the terminal as an on-airport car rental company
are eligible to bid these three (3) positions. No firm can oper-
ate more than one (1) car rental concession during the Interim

BID DOCUMENTS: Prospective Bidders may pick-up bid doc-
uments from the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, Contracts
Administration, 4200 N.W. 36 Street, Building 5A, 4th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33122. The Bid Documents may also be
requested in writing to the Department at P.O. Box 025504,
Miami, Florida 33102-5504 or by fax at (305) 876-8068. Each
Bidder shall furnish an address, telephone and fax number and
e-mail address for the purpose of contact during the bidding
process. All Bids shall be submitted as set forth in the
Instructions to Bidders.

PRE-BID CONFERENCE: The Miami-Dade Aviation
Department will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on Wednesday,
July 12, 2006 at 10:00 A.M., at Bldg. 5A, 4th Floor Conference
Room "F", Miami, Florida, for all interested parties. Any
changes to this Invitation to Bid will be by written addendum. 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 for-
mat, other special accommodations, or airport-related ADA
concerns, please contact Mr. Wallace Madry at (305) 876-0856.

CONTACT PERSON: The contact person for this Invitation to
Bid is delineated herein, (the "Contact Person").
Explanation(s) desired by Bidders regarding the meaning or
interpretation of the bid document(s) must be requested from
this contact person, in writing, with a copy to the Clerk of the
Board of County Commissioners as further provided in the
Instruction to Bidders. Bidders are advised that the provisions
of Section 2-11.1(t) of the County Code, (the "Cone of
Silence"), is applicable to this bid process and requires
all communications about this bid and its process to be made
solely through the contact person.

BID GUARANTY DEPOSIT: The Bid must be accompanied
by a Bid Guaranty Deposit in the amount of $25,000.00 in the
manner required by the Instruction to Bidders. Only one (1)
Bid Guaranty Deposit in the above amount is required to qual-
ify the bid for any and all positions bid on by the bidder. No Bid
may be withdrawn after the scheduled opening date and time
for the Bids. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
Bids, to waive informalities and irregularities, to cancel the

advertisement, to cancel all bids, to reject all bids, or to re-
advertise for Bids.


1) LSCR Contract Measures: One (1) Tier 1A concession and
one (1) Tier 1B concession are LSCR positions.

2) CONE OF SILENCE: Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
County Code and Administrative Order 3-27 ("Cone of Silence
Provisions"), as amended, a "Cone of Silence" is imposed upon
RFPs, RFQs, or bids after advertisement and terminates at the
time the County Manager issues a written recommendation for
award. The Cone of Silence prohibits communication regard-
ing RFPs, RFQs, or bids between: A) potential vendors, serv-
ice providers, bidders, lobbyists or consultants and the
County's professional staff including, but not limited to, the
County Manager and the County Manager's staff; B) a poten-
tial vendor, service provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant and
the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs; C)
the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs and
any member of the County's professional staff including, but not
limited to, the County Manager and the County Manager's staff;
D) a potential vendor, service provider, bidder, lobbyist, or con-
sultant and any member of the selection committee therefore;
E) the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs
and member of the selection committee therefore; F) any mem-
ber of the County's professional staff and any member of the
selection committee therefore.

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

The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply to oral com-
munications at pre-proposal conferences, oral presenta-
tions before selection committees, contract negotiations
during any duly noticed public meetings, public presenta-
tions 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. Proposers must
file a copy of any written communications with the Clerk of
the Board, which shall be made available to any person
upon request. Written communications may be submitted
via e-mail to the Clerk of the Board at CLERKBCC@MIAMI-
DADE.GOV. The County shall respond in writing and file a
copy with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made
available to any person upon request.

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

Failure of the Proposer to comply with Miami-Dade County
Ordinance Nos. 98-106 and 02-3, may result in the disqualifica-
tion of the Proposer.

3) The County shall, not be responsible for any modifications or
alterations made to the Bid Documents other than those made
by Addendum. Bidders are advised to carefully check their Bid
Documents to make certain the documents they obtained con-
tain the complete set of documents. Any partial set of docu-
ments obtained shall be at the Bidder's risk.

The Contracting Officer for this ITB is:
Name and Title: Sherri Ransom Johnson
Aviation Procurement Contract Officer
Name of Agency: MDAD-Contracts Administration

Physical Address:

Mailing Address:

E-mail Address:
Telephone No.:
Facsimile No.:

4200 NW 36th St., Bldg. 5A, 4th Floor,
Miami, FL 33122
P.O. Box 025504, Miami, FL
(305) 869-3883
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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 wing and peripheral sitework/land-
spaping related to the existing buildings, and resurfacing of the West parking lot.
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.

Due to the complex nature of this project each phise"hiay include one or' ore dr' c :ik' ` "i EMsting''
school campus operations rmust be maintained during the construction ji5as6esand extensive coordina-
tion/cooperation with the A/E of Record, consultants, school administrators and district offices will be

Firms or companies desiring to participate in the CM at-risk selection process shall submit an original
qualification proposal and eight (8) copies by no later than 4:00 p.m.. Eastern Standard Time
LEST., Weanesday, July 19 Thursday. September 14. 2006, to:

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Department ofA/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
htto://facilities.dadeschools.netlae solicitations/sp/CM.pdf 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.
M&ANnATnRY PRF.PR.Pp.QAI rNNFFRFNCrF- A pr-prnpn.nnq rnnforAncr will be held at The
School Board Administration Building at 1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Conference Room 321 South Florida
Educational Federal Credit Union located adjacent to the School Board Administration Building) at
1498 NW 2nd Avenue. 2nd Floor Conference Room Miami, Florida 33132, on Wednesday. June
28 August 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 or as part of a
joint venture.

Applicants desirin to participate in this contract must be pre-qualified by the Board prior to submitting
their proposal in resp se to this solicitation. Contact the Office of Contractor Pre-Qualification, at (305)
995-1420, for informatio 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-

1450 N.E. 2ND AVENUE
Miami-Dade County Public Schools MIAMI, FLORIDA 33132

Sealed bids for categories of items listed below will be received, at the address listed, on the designated
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."

BY: Dr. Rudolph F. Crew

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


Jordan talks to businesses at workshop

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Super Bowl Emerging
Business Program and the
People's Transportation Plan.
Commissioner Jordan?
stressed that the Super
Bowl in 2007 and the multi-
million dollar North Dade
Corridor Metrorail con-

struction project set to
begin in a few years would
provide plenty of opportuni-
ty for small local businesses
to garner more business
and expand their opera-
"There are a host of chal-
Slenges that small business
owners face on an ongoing
basis just to keep their

companies afloat in this ever-
changing economy is often
difficult," said Commissioner
Jordan. "We're holding this
event to let them know the
County is supportive of their
efforts and that there are
resources available to help
them grow. Every economy
benefits from the health of
their small businesses."

New HD-DVD pretty, but pricey

continued from 7D
reviewed Toshiba's HD-
XA1, which uses a rival
high-definition DVD
format known as HD
Format wars have
long been the way of
consumer electronics.
(Betamax anyone?)
Now, the plot thickens.
Blu-ray players from
other industry main-
stays come later.
Already, other HD DVD
players have hit stores.
Too bad you and I get
caught in the crossfire.
Blu-ray discs won't
work in an HD DVD
player and vice versa.
(Both new players work
with older DVDs and
I'm not ready to
declare a winner, after
several days testing the
Samsung BD-P1000.
My suspicion is that
most consumers will -
and frankly, should -
wait for prices to fall
and more movie titles
to become available.
Regular DVD gear is
still cheap and good
quality, with a broad
choice of titles.
The Samsung picture
was excellent, but so
was the Toshiba. Both
produced vivid images
noticeably sharper
than regular DVDs. For
most viewers, though,
the differences aren't
stark enough to justify
$999 for the new
Samsung or $799 for
the Toshiba, at least
based on the 34-inch
Sony HDTV that I used
for testing. (Other HD
DVD models, including
an entry-level Toshiba,
go for around $500.)
Samsung wanted me
to test its player on a
"1080p" television, a
class of TVs represent-

ing the high-def state of
the art. (My, Sony TV is
capable of the lower-
"1080i.") But 1080p
sets are still pricey, so
few people have them.
As with the Toshiba, I
connected Blu-ray to
my Sony with a single
HDMI (high-definition
multimedia interface)
cable. Through HDMI,
the Samsung can "up-
convert" regular DVDs
to 1080p, which will
improve the image
within the limits of a
TV's resolution.
I did watch a few
scenes on a $4,000, 61-
inch 1080p HDTV at
the Samsung
Experience store in
Manhattan. I could
pick out vivid detail on
the big 1080p screen,
from the pores of Will
Smith's skin in Hitch to
the impressive way the
black sections of a

dark, action packed-
motorcycle sequence
appeared in XXX with

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Vin Diesel. Techies
refer to this as "black

Miami-Dade Transit has prepared an Environmental
Assessment (EA) for its 7th Avenue Transit Village
project. A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has
been issued by the Federal Transit Administration as a result
of the successful completion of the Environmental
Assessment. A copy of the FONSI report is available for public
review during business days and hours, from Thursday, June 29,
2006 Monday, July 31, 2006 at the following locations:
Model City Branch Library, 305-636-2233
2211 NW 54 St., Miami, Florida 33142
Monday Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Edison Center Branch Library, 305-757-0668
531 NW 62 St., Miami, Florida 33150
Monday -Thursday, Saturday: 9:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Closed Friday and Sunday
Miami-Dade Transit Administrative Offices
Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St.,
9th floor, Miami, FL 33128
Monday Friday: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday


Scope of Work: The project includes the removal of deteriorated, damaged, or unsafe concrete and
brick sidewalks and construction of new concrete and brick sidewalks and handicap ramps for the City's
ADA program upgrade and replacement and repair of concrete curbs and curbs and gutters. The pro-
posed improvement is located citywide. The work will also include miscellaneous asphalt pavement
locations including sawcutting, removal and disposing of pavement materials, compacting the existing
limerock base, placement and compacting of type S-Ill AC, and reinstallation of water meter boxes or
similar utility structures located in the sidewalk area, 2-ft asphalt pavement restoration, and trimming
and removal of tree roots, as necessary, in order to prevent future damage to the new concrete and
brick sidewalk, and driveway or access ramps, concrete curb and gutter.
Minimum Requirements: Prospective Bidder shall hold a current certified license as a General
Contractor from the State Qf,.FJorida or a Miami-Dade County Business Occupational License in the
appropriate trade (Paving / Concrete Specialty). Proof of experience for the work by references within
the past three (3) years. The city encourages to meet the M/WBE 30% goal by combining any of
the sub-trades (concrete and paving) adding up to 30% of the subcontracting work.

A performance Bond is required for this project.

Receiving Date & Time: Tuesday July 25, 2006 at 11:00 AM

Detailed specifications for this bid are available upon request, after June 26, 2006, at the City of Miami,
Department of Public Works, 444 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Eight Floor, Miami, FL 33130. Telephone No (305)

Joe Arriola
City Manager
AD. No. 13831

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Dredging Services for Seybold Canal and Wagner Creek,


City of Miami Bid No. 05-06-090

Issue Date: June 27, 2006

Proposals Due, July 31, 2006 at 10: am

The City of Miami (City) is seeking to enter into a contract with a firm to provide Dredging Services for
the above referenced waterways which are outlined below. Additionally, other citywide locations includ-
ing, but not limited to, the Ademar and Davis Canal and Lawrence Canal, may be incorporated into this
dredging project. Interested firms must contact Cecelia Wilson at cwilson( to obtain a
copy of a questionnaire that must be completed based on the response received. Upon review, The City
will select the three (3) most qualified firms to participate in competitive negotiations. Only those firms
responding to this RFLI shall be considered for the opportunity to contract with the City of Miami for this

Scope of Services

Dredging and Shoreline Stabilization of Wagner Creek
Dredging of Seybold Canal
Preparation of a Remediation and Assessment Plan
Permitting (Regulatory and environmental) and the development of the necessary documents
Dredging equipment
Equipment for the handling, hauling and disposal of contaminated sediments to approved
hazardous waster landfill or other approved disposal site
Chemical soil testing
Public Involvement/Outreach expertise


Req no. 07831 City of Miami Bid. 05-06-090



BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2006 AT 7:30 P.M.

Solomon Odenz, City Clerk Howard B. Lenard, City Attorney

Notice: 1) Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City
Council with respect to any matter to be considered at this meeting, that
person shall insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based
(F/S 286.0105); 2) In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Office of the City Clerk no later than two (2) days
prior to the proceedings. Telephone (305) 787-6001 for assistance; if hear-
ing impaired, telephone our TDD line at (305) 948-2909 for assistance.


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S Churches for Rent
Newly renovated space on
7th Avenue for lease.
Unfurnished Rooms
62nd Street
Two rooms available, $130 a
week, includes living room,
kitchen, bathroom, air, water,
electric, and parking.
Dottie 305-757-8596

Furnished Rooms
13377 N.W. 30th Avenue
$70 weekly. Free utilities,
kitchen. One person.
305-691-3486 or 474-8186
2168 N.W. 98th Street
$70 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, security.
305-691-3486 or 474-8188
335 N.W. 203rd Terrace
Waterfront, gated community,
furnished, color TV, air, utilit-
ies and more.
Call 305-510-9966
720 N.W. 75th Street
Rooms in castle style
mansion. Mansion has
waterfall, marble platform, 7
ft. lion statues in front of the
castle. Free lights, water and
parking. Cable is provided.
Near bus line..
Call 786-223-5374
Finally we're back! Clean,
decent rooms, $450 to $500;
Elderly and disabled

Call 786-357-8617
$450 monthly with cooking

954-993-4681 or
Room with air in quiet neigh-
borhood. For details call
North Miami Beach
Furnished room with private
entrance. Close to 163rd
Street Mall.
Call 305-956-9184
Large furnished room, with
kitchen privileges $420
monthly, $100 security, $520
move in. Call 786-587-2299
Cooking privileges! Room is
furnished! Call 305-681-8326
1500 N.W. 74th Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, air, use of kitchen, plus
more. Call 305-835-2728.
Very nice, air conditioned
rooms, rent plans are nego-
tiable. Any reasonable plan
accepted. One week free.
Call 786-663-4600
2565 N.W. 92nd Street
Small but extra clean, with
air, in a nice neighborhood.
$1668 move in and $556
monthly. Call 305-696-7423.
271 N.W. 177 Street #B-204
Large efficiency with kitchen.
$700 monthly, first, last, and
security required. Please
The Real Estate Experts
5629-31 Filmore Street
One large efficiency for rent.
$725 monthly, water and
lights included.
Call 786-256-3174
94 Street and 22 Avenue
Clean and furnished, all utilit-
ies included, $800 down,
$600 a month.
Call 954-802-2423
Furnished $125 weekly. Call

101 N.E. 78th Street
Two and three bedrooms,
one bath, $850 monthly, with
parking. Section 8 welcome!!
Call 786-326-7424
1245 NE 111 Street
Two bedroom, one bath. Call
305-651-1078 Ask for
1281 N.W. 61 Street
Renovated BIG one
Only $500 monthly
Appliances included.
Chrystopher 786-333-2457

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

156 N.W. 62nd Street
Newly remodeled (1) two
bedrooms, one bath, central
air, alarm and tiled floors,
$800 monthly. Water includ-
ed.Call 305-757-8596
Ask for Dottie

1745 N. W. 1 Place
clean apts. Near bus and jit-

ney stops. one bedrooms.,
$325 monthly., Efficiency
$275 monthly.
Call 305-696-2825.

220 N.W. 16th Street
Two bedrooms, tiled, $750,
security, 305-944-2101.

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3301 N.W. 51st Street
One bedroom, one bath with
utilities included and air.
$1200 moves you in.
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. Sec-tion 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

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
6215 N.W. 2nd Place
Four unit building, large,
clean one bedroom one bath.
New kitchen cabinets. Free
water and appliances. Call
800 NW 67th Street
Large one bedroom, with util-
ities and air included. $1400
moves you in.
Call 786-389-1686
8261 N.E. 3 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath, all
appliances included, $550 a
Call Joel 786-355-7578.
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
Attention Seniors 55 plus
Brand New One, two and
three bedrooms apartments
from $570. Income restric-
tions apply. Now Leasing.
Tuscan View Apartments
Equal Housing Opportunity

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

Eighth Street
Efficiency, one bath, $365;
One bedroom, one bath
$450; 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.

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
5510 SW 32 Avenue
Two bedroom, one bath.
Call 305-651-1078
Ask for Doreen

1130 NW 88th Street
Completely remodeled two
and three bedrooms with all
appliances, water and central
air. Call 305-305-4665.

Two bedrooms, one bath, Air,
new appliances, and water
included. $800 monthly.
$2,400 to move in.
Call 305-464-6215

130 NE 55th Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$625 monthly. Section 8
okay. Call 786-663-5900.

2300 NW 64th Street
Three bedrooms, two bath,
Section 8 welcome! $1200
monthly. 305-696-8277.
258 NW 57th Street

Two bedrooms, one bath.
Call Ray, 786-443-7707.
3651 Oak Avene
Coconut Grove, two bed-
rooms, one bath. $850
monthly. Lights and water in-
cluded. 305-696-8277.

5328 N.W. 31 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1250 per month Low
deposit special for Section 8
Call 305-871-3280

5629-31 Filmore Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Two bedrooms, one bath,
built like a house, newly re-
modeled with large living
room, dining room, kitchen,
and family room, central air,
laundry room with washer
and dryer, large fenced in
back yard with utility room.
Must see! $1350 a month.
Call 786-256-3174
7762 N.W. 8 Avenue
Three bedroom, one bath,
$1,250 each side.
1852 N.W. 51 Terrace
Tri-plex; three bedroom, one
bath, $1,300; two bedroom,
one bath, $900; two bed-
room, one bath, $950.
8392 N.W. 15 Avenue
Large one bedroom with ap-
pliances, air and heat, own-
ers pay water.
Call 786-290-6333
Near Central High School
Large three bedroom, two
bath with central air. Section
8 accepted. Please call:
Two bedrooms, one bath,
near bus transportation $750
monthly, first, last and securi-
ty to move in. Two people
Call 786-514-0175.
Two bedrooms to five bed-
rooms renting $850 to $1800
monthly, call 305-757-7067,
Design Realty and Manage-
Section 8 Only
Three bedrooms, two baths,
2651 N.W. 79th Terrace,
$1400. Call 305-479-7184,
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. only.
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-
18360 N.W. 44 Place
Two bedroom, two baths.
Very spacious, with family
room, that can be used as an
additional room. $1200
monthly. First, last and
security to move in.
Call Gloria 786-348-1288
2020 N.W. 119th St.,#1104
Two bedroom, two bath. gat-
ed community. $1050 month-
ly. Section 8. 305-696-8277.

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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

11th Court N.W. 32 Street
Nice four bedroom, two bath,
den, garage, central air, Sec-
tion 8 HOPWA welcome!
$1,450 monthly. Call:
18715 NW 45th Avenue
Three bedroom, one bath
with tile floors, central air, in
quiet area. $1395 monthly.
Call Joe 954-849-6793
1942 N.W. 86th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1400 monthly, first, last and
security. Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-696-8488
20061 NW 14th Place
Three bedrooms, one bath,
nice area with central air.
Call 786-356-1686
2315 N.W. 64th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$975 monthly. Section 8 wel-
come. Call 305-696-8277.
2395 N.W. 68 Street
Beautiful three bedroom, one
bath, new kitchen, new bath-
room, tiled floors with appli-
ances. Big yard, Section 8
tenants are welcome. For
more information, please call
2900 N.W. 166th Street
Three bedroom, two bath,
washer and dryer, central air,
double car garage, fenced,
bar with entertainment room,
$1850 monthly. First and
Call 786-326-0482 or
2921 N.W. 151 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, bars, tile floors, family
room, $1300, $3900 move in.
No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson
Broker 305-891-6776
3100 NW 164th Terrace
Five bedrooms, two baths,

large kitchen, in door laundry
hook up, central air, fully
fenced, asking $1700 per
month. Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-621-4960

321 N.W. 51st Street
Large four bedroom, two
bath, house with den. $1750
monthly, first, last and securi-
ty required. Section 8 Wel-
come! Please call:
The Real Estate Experts
3420 N.W. 176 Street
Three bedroom, one and a
half bath, $1,495 monthly.
15615 N.W. 37 Place
Three bedroom, one bath,
$1,400 monthly.
1800 Service Road
Four bedroom, two bath,
$1,600 monthly.
Day: 305-274-1220
Evening: 786-423-2345

3511 N.W. 182 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
bars, family room, carport air.
$1500 monthly, $4500 move
in, No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
3512 N.W. 176 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, bars, family room,
fenced, carport, no Section
8. $1500 monthly, $4500
move in.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
776 N.W 81 Street
Three bedroom, one bath
with large yard in quiet
Call Mr. Harrell:
837 N.W. 57 Street
Three bedroom,appliances,
$1450 monthly, first and last.
305-694-9405 or
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 accepted.
Very nice three bedrooms,
one bath, appliances includ-
ed. First, last, and security.
Call 305-624-3488

Buy a four be
baths, $43,000
For lis
Three and four
rent. Call 305-3
Three bedroom
$875 monthly,
Mr. Phillips, 7
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notice? Behind
mortgage? Cal

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Call Ray 78
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2131 York Street
Opa Locka
Totally remodeled, two bed-
rooms, one bath, new kitch-
en, bath, roof and hurricane
shutters. $134,000.
Owner/Agent 305-491-7522

2170 N.W. 63rd Street
"Big House" five bedrooms,
two baths. Could be a home,
rooming house or duplex.
Great condition. $275,000.
Brown Realty Inv. Corp.
5701 NW 5 Avenue
Three big bedrooms and two
bathrooms, Florida Room
and New Roof. $219,000
Brown Realty Inv. Corp
All Areas of Dade,
Hundreds to Choose,
Easy to Qualify.
FREE LIST. Call now!
Larry Albert 305-255-9040
Four bedrooms, two baths..
Must Sell! Only $43,000!
800-749-8168 xD040
Four bedrooms, Only
$43,000. For listings:
800-749-8168 xD046

Commercial Property
940 Caliph Street
Opa Locka
Large sanctuary with educa-
tional complex with school,
three bedroom, two bath
house with family room, and
an additional recreation
ing. Asking price $1.8 million.
For more information, call:
S Business
Call 305-625-6593 or 305-

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Security Training Class D
$60 Renewal $54.
Placement assistance.
Call 305-681-6414.

MANAGER needed. Must
be high school graduate,
computer literate and have
two years of experience in
apartment business. Good
benefits. Nice working
environment. Reply: Miami
Times Advertiser, Suite 2-
270, 2520 S.W. 22nd
Street, Miami, FL 33145.

Available in Lauderhill
Barber, beautician, nail
technicians, braids, booth
rental. Call 954-793-6598.

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

Bible Baptist Christian
Academy is now hiring
teachers/aides. CDA re-
Call 305-836-9747.

The Black Archives, History
and Research Foundation
of South Florida is seeking
an executive director. Ideal
candidate will be responsi-
ble for day-to-day
operation of the
organization and must
possess a Bachelor's
Degree in Business/Public
Administration or a related
field plus five years of ex-
ecutive level management
experience, including at
least three years of super-
visory experience; valid
driver's license, and trans-
portation; experience man-
aging a non-profit
organization; successful
fund development;
experience managing
financial operations and
complex projects, in-
cluding construction proj-
ects; theater management
experience, and proficiency
in computer software pro-
grams is preferred. Salary
negotiable. Forward re-
sume, including salary his-
tory and three professional
references to:
The Black Archives, 5400
N.W. 22 Avenue,
Building C, Suite 101,
Miami, FL 33142 by July
14,2006. For more
information, call 305-636-

Handyman, paint, tree cut-
ting. 305-696-0363

Real Estate Agent
Full or part time, flexible
commission plans.Call:
Patrick Samuels, Broker
All Points Realty
and Investments, Inc.
6645 Pembroke Road

Need person to work part
time. Age 45 to 55. Apply
in person.2175 N.W. 76 St.

needed for busy office.
Must have excellent verbal
skills, a friendly demeanor,
and the ability to multi-
Boring and frigid personali-
ties need not apply!
Fax resume to
T lic 0linimli aili'S
or email kfranklin@

Your Own
Mortgage Business!
Excellent income, no experi-
ence, no license needed.
Work part-time or full-time.
We will teach you!
Call J. Diaz: 786-277-9011

3drooms, two I, ',,,i';
! Foreclosures! NEED MONEY
stings Foreclosure? Refinance?
68 xD041. Commercial?
)D AREA We have money to meet
bedrooms for your needs.
ms, one bath I6iI
9P!!! Need a home? Have bad
r? 2 hr credit? Join the Money Doc-
rent? 24 hour tor System. 100 percent
in your money back guarantee.
1Kathy: Call Ms.
6-7916 Brown 305-442-6699.
Bank's Lawn Service
Mowing, edging and
cleaning. Lots.
PAYMENTS? 305-836-6804.
them for you!
6-488-8617 Free Foreclosure Report
Refinance Behind on payments? I
ne verification! can help! Learn how to
rd now: stay in your home.
16-4478 Call 305-244-9003

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Investment Opportunity
Zephyrhills and Tampa
Condo conversion 5% down
sellers contributions of
$7500. Call First Stop Realty
and Investment, Inc. 305-
650-9000, Mr. Bernard for
more information and
guarantee rent.


1612 N.W 46 Street
Five duplexes for sale includ-
ing the above. For more
information, call Nello Davis :

1080 N.W. 196 Terrace
Nice three bedrooms,
two baths
New roof, price $279,000

1921 Bahama Drive
Charming three bedrooms,
two baths, price $319,900

7241 Grandview Boulevard
Beautiful four bedrooms, two
baths with pool, price

Ron D'Oyley
Global National Realty

14321 NW 14 Drive
"Big" three bedrooms, three
bath. Pool, patio, two car ga-
rage and big bedrooms".
Brown Realty Inv. Corp.
1935 N.W. 48th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
20601 N.W 34 Court
Five bedrooms, three baths,
one with jacuzzi, close to
school and parks, asking
$315,000, will help with
some closing.
Call 786-333-7712.

$1,000 monthly. Join the
Money Doctor System. 100
percent money back guaran-
tee. Call Ms. Brown:
Hair Weaver
Buy your own hair, great
price. 305-383-5506.
$ CASH $
Sell in 24 hours
Call Greg 954-445-5470

I buy houses anywhere in
United States, cash
Johnson Professional
Floor and Janitorial
Services. Strip, seal and wax
tile floors. Driveway,
pressure cleaning and
sealing. 786-412-6234;
786-294-5649; 305-318-9362
Make all your financial
dreams come true with this
incredible business. Call Ms.
Cave 786-486-2463.
Need Fast Cash?
Join a 100 percent cheat
proof program. You can earn
$250, $500, $750, or even
$1000 per order by joining
the Money Doctor program. If
interested, call Ms. Brown

We buy any business, in any
condition, anywhere in
United States, cash!

$99 We also repair. 215 NW
22 Avenue 305-644-0333.

Acura Integra 95
$1000 or best offer! Must
sell. For listing:
800-749-8167 xK036

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

HONDA'S from $5001
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167 xK023

To Fax Your Ad

Fax: 305-757-4764

Razr Cell Phone $200
Call Gloria,
305-694-6210 ext. 110


Bachelor's Degree and one year related experience. Proficient
Customer Service skills with working knowledge of student
issues revolving around loans and tuition balances. Frequent
interaction with parents, students and school officials from
other departments. High level of professionalism required.
Must be able to trouble shoot complex issues and make
quality decisions in a fast paced environment. Meet with
students and/or parents to resolve financial issues relating
to completion of financial registration requirements.
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written required.
Salary competitive.

Interested candidates please apply online at (Keyword: 001173)
and submit your resume.


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DiVosta Homes presents
Mallory Creek at Abacoa.
Brand new DiVosta Homes in prime Jupiter location.


Call 561.625.6969
for information.
Participating brokers must
accompany on first visit.

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Woman's Solution

16166 N.W. 27 Avenue


Abo lions ?roin $140

Birth Control Methods

(Depo Provera, Pills, Patches, IDU)

STD testing Pap Smears

180 NW 183 St. #117

Miami, FL 33169



Southern born spiritualist, reader and
advisor. Helps with all problems in life,
such as love,marriage, health, court
cases and business. Also restore nature.
I have blessed candles, baths and
incense oils. One free question by phone.

CALL 305-300-8728

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5140 NW 7th Avenue

Fully Operational Furnished and stocked package store

- building and parking lot and liquor license

Fully Stocked Inventory
Furniture (desk, chairs, cash register)
Cooler Refrigerate (floor to ceiling)
Business Lot and adjacent Parking lot
3 PS Liquor license

Business and License for $450,000
Interested Buyers must have good credit and at least a 20% of purchase
price in cash. Contact for appointment to qualify to purchase:

305-751-8934 Gloria Rice

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