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Publication Date: July 5, 2006
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ACLU and NAACP ask for probe of Miami Beach officials

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State blames Crew for

Edison, Jackson,
Florida Education
Commissioner John Winn is
putting the blame for the low-
performing senior high schools
of Edison, Jackson, Central
and Northwestern squarely on
the shoulders of Miami-Dade
Public Schools Superintendent
Dr. Rudy Crew.
Winn said that if profound
changes does not come quick-
ly, he could try to withhold

Central and Northwesterr

millions of dollars in state edu-
cation funding an unprece-
dented move that Winn said
could be necessary to prod the
district into fundamental
He said state observers
would begin making regular
visits to the campuses this fall,
giving monthly reports to the
state Board of Education and
Winn himself.

Those scho
focal point ol
tration sinci

failing schools
z targeted 2004. They are all part of the
School Improvement Zone,
which provides for a longer
school day and extended year.
This fall, Edison and Central
will be among the first to place
all students in small, career-
themed academies under the
district's Secondary School
Reform plan.
Winn But progress has been slow.
)ols have been a None of the four schools has
f Crew's adminis- ever received higher than a D
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Scott Carver HOPE VI was
viewed as a "flagship redevel-
opment project for the future
of low-income Black neighbor- I
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Two of the countries leading
civil rights groups called for
the federal government to
investigate Miami Beach city
officials and police for their
tactics on Memorial Day week-
Miami Beach police made

more than 1,000 arrests dur-
ing this year's Memorial Day
festivities on South Beach
prompting the handling of the
mostly Black hip-hop crowd.
Standing before the Miami
Beach Police Department, rep-
resentatives of the American

Civil Liberties Union and the
NAACP planned to ask the
U.S. Justice Department to
investigate the circumstances
surrounding the large number
of arrests made over the
course of the holiday weekend.
At their news conference,

local and national ACLU and
NAACP officials offered no evi-
dence of civil rights violations,
but said they are seeking the
Justice Department to take
Justice Department officials
.Please turn to ARREST 5A

Brazen daylight shooting

leaves 9-year-old girl dead
By Jarrell Douse
Nine year-old Sherdavia Jenkins was supposed to be
safe as she, her sister and their next door neighbor played
with dolls in front the Jenkins' home on Saturday at
approximately 3 p.m.
She was doing what any other elementary age child
Please turn to SHOOTING 7A

Liberty City 'terrorists'

say they are not guilty

Bond hearing in federal court today
Six of the seven defendants pleaded not guilty Friday,
excluding one who was
arrested in Atlanta. The
bond hearing for the six
defendants was continued
until July 5.
Nasreal Batiste and six
other defendants were
indicted on terrorism con-
spiracy charges last week
in a high-profile case that
was made mostly by two NWEZE BATISTE
FBI informants of Arabic
Please turn to TERRORISTS 5A

Multi-cultural coalition lends
its support to 'Liberty City 7'

By Renee M. Harris

A multi-cultural coalition of community groups con-
cerned about the treatment of the 'Liberty City Seven'
held a press conference in front of the closed down 'mom
and pop' local grocery store referred to as a warehouse by
the FBI and other media.
The six co-defendants were arrested last week after the
person they thought was an al-Qaida operative turned out
to be an FBI informant. They were scheduled to appear
before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ted Bandstra at a bond
Please turn to SUPPORT 7A

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Community must

reclaim itself
Nine year old Sherdavia Jenkins was failed by
her community. The gifted student and cham-
pion chess player had her precious life
snuffed out far too soon by reckless gunfire and bla-
tant disregard for life in a community that has unfor-
tunately adjusted its way of life to accommodate the

Parents and their children know the drill. When the
gunfire begins, get inside; if already inside, hit the
floor. Families should not have to live this way.
Children should not have to hear gunfire so often that
the sounds of bullets flying are as routine as the
music from an ice-cream truck or the sound of an air-
plane overhead.

People should not have to feel like hostages in their
own community. But because the community is will-
ing to protect one of its own, through fear or a warped
sense of loyalty, the community must deal with the
repercussions. At what point does the community get
so fed up that helping the police to solve this crime is
a priority?

As long as people can- see a young man with an AK-
47 in their neighborhood and not feel compelled to
report it, people like him will feel that they have the
freedom to treat a residential community where
decent people like the Jenkins family reside like the
OK Corral.

This little girl's death should outrage us all.
Someone saw something. Someone knows something.
You owe it to Sherdavia to identify her murderer. You
can do so anonymously.

Miami Gardens

plays hard ball
The recent lawsuit filed by the city of Miami
Gardens against a local food store is a strong
indication that the three year old city is not
playing games when it comes to creating a communi-
ty that is safe, clean and respected.

The lawsuit alleged and a circuit court judge con-
curred that the M & M Food Store is a public nui-
sance. It is debatable whether the store can control
who its customers are and what they do near its prop-
erty, however, the store certainly plays a role in the
type of environment that is perpetuated.

People who sell drugs typically do so in-areas-where
the illicit activity is tolerated. People who buy them
are also interested in making their purchase in an
environment where they are not likely to be disturbed
by the regulars. More than 44 arrests have been made
for narcotics possession or selling at the store.

The police department has made a total of 96
arrests at the store during a 12 month period. That
breaks down to an average of eight arrests each
month; two arrests each week. A business that is will-
ing to allow that sort of criminal activity to occur on
its property is contributing to the state of chaos. That
they have been allowed to operate without any previ-
ous legal challenges undoubtedly added to the own-
ers' frustration.

The owners are crying foul. They are alleging that
some of the same offenses that they are being sanc-
tioned for also occur at their competitors' stores.
Their complaints are valid, however, we suspect that
this store will not be the only business challenged for
condoning illicit activity.

On its campaign to clean up the city, Miami
Gardens apparently began where the problem was
most serious. The city's lawsuit should serve as a
warning to M & M's competitors to clean up their act
or face similar actions.

Miami Gardens' willingness to seriously tackle this
issue also speaks to the power of 'cityhood.' The prob-
lems that exist at M & M and others like it did not
happen overnight. They were in existence long before
the city of Miami Gardens was formed. A large
bureaucratic entity like Miami-Dade County (that
previously governed the area) did not give this situa-
tion the attention that a city could.

Accurate communication

important for HOPE VI

The recent problems regarding HOPE VI emphasizes
the importance of accurate and timely information
regarding the controversial project.

The Miami Workers Center is a strong advocate for
Liberty City's families. It was right to pounce on the infor-
mation included in a letter from acting housing director
Rudy Perez.

The rumors surrounding the demolition of the Scott

Carver housing development and the new community that
will replace it continue to swirl. Dispensing inaccurate
information can only compound the rumor mill.

The housing agency is encouraged to proactively main-
tain the lines of accurate communication with the commu-
nity on this important project.

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As the qualifying deadlines
approach for local and state
candidates to officially
declare their candidacy, com-
munity organizations are
planning candidate forums.
Too many candidates will give
only "pro forma" attention, or
none at all, to African com-
munity forums because of the
beliefs that those meetings
may give them some exposure
but are too "ad hoc" or sea-
sonal (inactive until cam-
paign months). Unlike ongo-
ing and formalized political
organizations in other com-

munities and those formed by
other interests groups, Black
groups are perceived as
unlikely to impact the body
politic, elected officials or
even the issues in the Black
community after November's
general election. This is a
public service announcement
to remind readers of the for-
mal and permanent manner
of organizing to continually
impact those who will become
elected and the issues that
are addressed during and
after the campaign. The spe-
cial interests, "big shots" and

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

How community can

impact candidates

sororities, activists and com-
munity-based organizations
with, even with only. a few
active members.
The following meth-
ods can increase com-
munity and individual
political and campaign
influence. First, form a
political organization
under Florida law.
This normally means a
Political Committee
(PC) or a Committee of
Continuous Existence
'KE (CCE). PCs and CCEs
are easier to form. PCs
require only two people to
form. CCEs are formed by
"any organized group, entity
or other such entity." Such
organizations can make con-
tributions to candidates or to
"'support or oppose issues
(such as the court revitalized
"Strong Mayor" charter
When the representative of
a PC or a CCE that has made
the maximum contribution

organized lobbyists have no
more access to the methods of
organizing than senior citi-
zens, African American sen-
iors, Black contrac-
tors, renters or any
other group that wants
to be organized. The
difference is that those
"big shots" use what is
The political system
has methods in which
renters, retired seniors
and community
groups can organize on BUi
a continuous basis
and have a greater impact on
the issues and success of
candidates during and after
elections. The terms PAC,
CCE, PC have become stan-
dard instruments of political
and legal weaponry used by
the influential in sensitizing
decision-makers to their
issues and positions.
However, those weapons are
available to community
homeowners, fraternities,

(usually $500) to a candidate
calls to meet with elected
official, that representative
will receive priority atten-
tion, even more so, if that PC
or CCE has active members.
When that PC or CCE makes
its position on issues known
during the campaign, candi-
dates that know the PC or
CCE is a source of potential
campaign funds will listen to
the Committee's position.
Often during campaigns
many fringe groups will send
questionnaires to candidates
and those that received a
priority response are usually
those that are considered
"serious." "Serious" is often
identified by state author-
ized formation, large mem-
bership or financial support.
PCs and CCEs are both
formed under the Chapter
106 of the Florida Statutes.
They have some differences
in the amount of funds that
can be raised from donors to
the Committee and expended

Reginald Clyne, Esq.

FBI proudly announces breaking

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The FBI proudly announces
the break-up of a terrorist cell
fondly known as the barefoot
terrorists. These extremely dan-
gerous individuals played para
military games in a warehouse
in Liberty City.
Apparently, the group was so
poor that theyecould- not afford
boots and a cell phone. (Now
you know a brother is bad off
when he does not own a cell
phone and has to beg an Arab-
looking guy for cheap army sur-
plus boots and one cell phone
to share among seven people.)
Can you imagine these brothers
sharing the phone as they take
turns trying to rap to some
Apparently an undercover
agent convinced them to pledge
allegiance to Al Qaeda in return
for some military boots, a cam-
era and a cell phone. Prior to
being approached by the FBI,
this group practiced martial
arts and walked in unison in
their warehouse playhouse.
(My son when he was six years
old used to engage in similar
activities around our swing set
with a toy gun. I hope this does
not make him a terrorist sus-
Some skeptics believe the
announcement of this bust was
timed to take the sting out of
the government's release of
information relating to wire
tapping citizen's phones. The
government can now proudly
announce the results of their
wiretapping, the arrest of seven
unarmed, barefoot terrorists,
who did not have a cell phone to
be wiretapped until the govern-
ment gave it to them. We can
all feel safer now that these
unarmed and broke terrorists
are behind bars.

Rush Limbaugh the conser-
vative talk show host was bust-

ed with Viagra. To my knowl-
edge Viagra is not a dangerous
narcotic, although some older
gentlemen have advised that it
is quite addictive.
Limbaugh has indicated that
the Viagra belongs to former
Senator Robert Dole. Law
Enforcement sources have indi-
cated that their next big bust
will occur when they catch Dick
Cheney with aspirin.
Meanwhile, drug Importers
have brought several million
tons of cocaine and heroin into
the country today. Apparently,
law enforcement was so tied up
with Rush Limbaugh they could
not find time to arrest any drug

The gap between the rich and
poor widens. The average
American CEO earns more in
one half day of work than a
minimum wage worker takes
home all year. The Economic
Policy Institute said earnings
data show the average chief
executive earned 821 times as
much as a minimum wage
The GOP led senate has
rejected an increase in the min-
imum wage. For once Senate
Democrats are taking a stand
and have stated that they
intend to block pay raises for
members of Congress until the
minimum wage is increased.
During the past nine years,
Democrats have repeatedly
tried to raise the minimum
wage. During this same period,
Congress has voted to give
themselves pay raises totaling
While the intent to block pay
raises for Congress is a great
public relations move, it will
have little impact on most
members of the Senate, who by
and large are independently
wealthy millionaires.

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by the Committee under con-
ditions set out in the Code.
The most important rules
are timely and accurate
reporting. The Code is spe-
cific, yet simple, to follow.
The Committee of
Continuous Existence is the
entity with the most impact
in the total political arena
because it can also con-
tribute to political parties
without limit.
Some individually elected
officials in other communi-
ties have utilized similar
entities to increase their
influence beyond their one
vote or position. I would rec-
ommend such use for our
community elected leaders.
Issues from restoration of
rights to controlling develop-
ment can be influenced more
than by statements of con-
demnation of individual gov-
ernmental actions or policy.
This campaign "season' is an
excellent time to form such

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among our readership and the community.
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Black leaders support Superintendent Crew

By Brandyss Howard

Florida Conference of Black
State Legislators, the NAACP,
Caretakers for Christ and
other community organiza-
tions held a press conference
on Thursday to express their
support for Superintendent
Rudy Crew and to denounce
the dismissal of his com-
plaints against Rep. Ralph
Arza for allegedly making
racial slurs against the school
The demands made at the
"Enough is Enough" confer-
ence included a full investiga-
tion into Arza's statements
and the assurance that Miami
Dade's public schools receive
equitable funding.
"Representative Arza wanted
Dr. Crew to do business with
one of his friends. When Dr.
Crew refused to bend to the
demands of Arza, he began to
refer to Dr. Crew as that 'Black
piece of s*** or that n*****

superintendent.' We elect our
representatives to go to
Tallahassee and bring money
home to our district; not bring
money home to their friends,"
said Durden.
Attorney Greg
Durden, counsel to
Crew, told The Miami
Times that Arza is a
disgrace to his district,
to the Republican A
Party, his colleges in
Tallahassee, and the
people in the state of
Florida. "It's absolutely Cre
ridiculous! If he could
call Crew a n****, he can call
me one too," said Durden.
Durden also stated that the
county deserves better than a
representative that would
stand on the floor of the House
and lie by saying that he has
never made a racist remark.
Although many school dis-
trict officials submitted writ-
ten affidavits confirming
Crew's allegations, Rep. J.
Dudley Goodlette, chairman of

the state House's ethics com-
mittee, dismissed the charges.
In a letter to Crew, Goodlette
said a ruling could not be
made on the charges because
the superintendent did
niot personally hear the
alleged racial slurs.
Black state legislators
collectively attest that
the children of Miami-
Dade County have suf-
fered because Rep. Arza
did not appropriate
funds sufficient to meet
1W the needs of the chil-
dren and has jeopard-
ized the progress that Crew
has made.
Rep. Phillip Brutus, House
Representative for District
108, thanked state Rep.
Gustavo Barreiro for coming
forward and doing the right
thing by confirming publicly
that Arza made racial slurs
about Crew. The leaders
expressed hope that
Barrefio's actions may
encourage other witnesses to

also confirm publicly what
they heard Arza say.
Brutus said he is concerned
that Arza may continue to
limit the amount of funds dis-
tributed to children in the
county. "We will see if Arza
punishes Miami-Dade for
exposing him for what he real-
ly is," said Brutus.
According to Bishop Victor
T. Curry, Senior Pastor of New
Birth Baptist Church, not
only did Arza personally hurt
Crew, but the district as a
whole. Curry said Arza has
now forfeited his right to hold
a seat in the district and has
disqualified himself as a
leader. "The man apparently
hates Crew and has a spirit of
sabotage," said Curry.
The leaders concurred that
Crew deserves an apology
from Arza. The state's Black
Caucus has demanded that a
full investigation be conduct-
ed. The group has threatened
to take further action if their
requests are not met.

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descent who penetrated the
Liberty City organization.
During a news conference,
Haitian and African-American
activists demanded to know more
about the U.S.'s evidence, ques-
tioned the defendants' treatment
and expressed a mix of caution
and skepticism about the infor-
mation that has surfaced so far.
Adora Obi Nweze, president of
the Florida NAACP, said while the
civil rights organization was con-
cerned, "we want the government
to make its case and we will not
But, she said, "we want the
country to be sure they have
identified the right people."

Troubling to some community
members has been the fact that
the seven men arrested last week
lacked weapons or bomb-making
materials. Though the seven men
- six of whom are of Haitian
descent are charged with con-
spiring to support al Qaeda, gov-
ernment documents say that
they were, in fact, communicat-
ing with an FBI informant who
for months posed as a represen-
tative of Osama bin Laden's ter-
rorist organization.
This week, a spokeswoman for
U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta
declined to comment on the case.

Last week, though, in the first

of two justice Department news
conferences devoted to the case,
Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales said it would have been
"dangerous" for government
investigators to take the Liberty
City group lightly.
"We look at the facts in every
particular case," he said. "And
we felt that the combination of
the planning and the overt acts
taken were sufficient to sup-
port this prosecution."
At Thursday's news confer-
ence in Liberty City, relatives of
two of the men arrested -
Lyglenson Lemorin and
Stanley Phanor stood by
silently. They were under
advice not to speak to media.
Julienne Olibrice, Lemorin's

mother, was visibly dis-

Community residents,
advocates and politicians say
they were surprised last week
to see Liberty City presented
as the home of an alleged ter-
ror group.
Said U.S. Rep. Kendrick
Meek, a Democrat whose dis-
trict includes the neighbor-
hood and who serves on the
House Committee on
Homeland Security "People
are very suspicious of this
case. There's a question of
the timing of the arrest and
the evidence in the indict-

Memorial Day arrests cause concern for NAACP

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said they would reviewtfhe imat-"
ter if a formal complaint is filed,
"If the NAACP does indeed
decide to submit a complaint to
the Department of Justice, it
will be reviewed very carefully,"
Eric Holland, a Justice
Department spokesman, said.
"We'll look at the complaint
and see if there's information
that requires additional
Miami Beach officials have
defended the city's law enforce-
ment efforts, which they say
are needed to ensure the safety
of visitors and residents during
a weekend that draws hun-
dreds of thousands of people to
its entertainment district.
ACLU and NAACP officials
took issue with the extensive
police presence for Memorial
Day weekend and urged city
leaders to reevaluate its crowd
control plans.
They demanded that "the
overzealous enforcement of
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records and any complaints other minor offenses.
relating to that weekend. Complaints about Miami
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need to be made and the plan-_ Memorial Day weekend are not.
ning should have started yes- new in connection with Urban
terday," NAACP Miami-Dade Beach Week, Which began in
president Juvais Harrington 2001. That year, police and
said. "Maybe they all need to locals were surprised by mas-
enroll in the officer-friendly sive crowds that overwhelmed
program and see how that hotels and crammed streets,
works." causing several major roadways
About 600 uniformed and to be blocked off.
plain-clothes officers from In 2002, Miami Beach created
Miami Beach and other agen- a :plan to deal with all major
cies, including the Florida weekend events. But unlike the
Highway Patrol and the Miami- South Beach Food and Wine
Dade Police Department, rotat- Festival and the Winter Music
ed in back-to-back 12-hour Conference, the Urban Beach
shifts throughout the weekend. Week is the only event in which
They made 1,010 arrests. police deploy hundreds of offl-
Of the arrests, 145 were for cers.
felony crimes. The rest about The ACLU's King Downing
85 percent were for misde- says -the city applies a "double
meanors such as drinking in standard" for the Memorial


Miami-Dade County Government, through the Miami-Dade County
Homeless Trust, is requesting proposals from qualified public or private non-
profit service providers to provide primary, care (transitional) housing with
supportive services to homeless individuals, emergency beds with case
management services, permanent housing placement via a Housing 1st
Model, and Coordinated Outreach with Behavioral Health Services, The
County will evaluate all proposals to determine the best qualified service
provider(s) to perform the outlined scope of services. Interested parties may
pick-up a copy of the Request for Applications (RFA) beginning July 5, 2006
at the following address:
Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust
111 NW 1st Street, 27th Floor, Suite 310 Miami, Florida 33128
(305) 375-1490
8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
The due date for submission of proposals is 4:00 p.m. on August 7, 2006, at
the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners on the 17th Floor, Room
17-202 of the Stephen P. Clark Center, Miami. A Pre-Proposal Workshop
will be held on Monday, July 10, 2006, at the Homeless Assistance Center,
1550 North Miami Avenue, Worship Center, Miami, Florida, beginning at
10:00 a.m. Attendance at the Pre-Proposal Workshop is strongly recom-
mended. In order to maintain a fair and impartial competitive process, the
County can only answer questions at the Pre-Proposal Workshop and must
avoid private communication with prospective service providers during the
proposal preparation and evaluation period. Miami-Dade County is not
liable for any cost incurred by the proposer in responding to the RFA, and it
reserves the right to modify or amend the proposal deadline schedule if it is
deemed necessary or in the interest of Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade
County provides equal access and opportunity in employment and services
and does not discriminate on the basis of handicap. The contact person
for purposes of this RFA is David Raymond, (305) 375-1490.

Day events.
City, leaders on Friday
defended their law enforcement
strategy; they say it's a result of
lessons learned in past years..

Miami Gardens cracks down

on neighborhood nuisance

By Jarrell Douse

The City of Miami Gardens is
cracking down on illicit drug deal-
ings, violence and other undesir-
able public activity by suing the
site where it says much of the
trouble occurs. The city has filed a
lawsuit against M&M Food Store
Inc., located at 21101 NW 37th
Avenue for being a public nui-
According to the lawsuit, over a
12 month period there have been
119 incidents reported at the prop-
erty that required the services of
the police department.
There were 96 arrests at the
property within the twelve month
period, three of which included
shootings. The market is also
alleged to be a hot spot for drug
activity. The lawsuit said 44 people
were arrested for narcotics posses-
sion and/or trafficking.
Additionally, 49 arrests involving
warrants, thefts, illegal gambling
and/or aggravated battery on a
police officer served as the city's
catalyst for filing suit.
The lawsuit contends that the
"habitual conduct occurring on
the property tends to annoy the


community, injures the health of
the citizens in general and con-
tributes to the corruption of the
public morals within the commu-
As a result of Miami Gardens'
legal actions, Circuit Court Judge
Ronald Friedman ordered the
establishment to obtain an occu-
pational license from the city. The
court also concurred with the city
in finding that "a nuisance exists
in accordance with Florida
Statutes..." The store's hours of
operation have been modified from
being open 24 hours a day to 7
a.m. to 11 p.m. and it is no longer
permitted to sell alcohol on
Store manger, Silva, was not
available for comment. An employ-
ee who wished to remain anony-
mous said that Miami Gardens
city officials are "trying to take us
out from here [the store]" and that
there seems to be a "lot of munici-
pal corruption." He was also miffed
that a nearby competitor is
allowed to continue selling alcohol
on Sundays.
Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley
Gibson declined an interview
request upon the advice of the
city's attorney.

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membership includes many
former Scott Carver residents,
the letter spelled out plans for
the HOPE VI redevelopment of
Scott Carver Homes to be
postponed for several years.
Cynthia Curry, Senior
Advisor to the County
Manager said "we're moving
forward, clearly there is no
postponement. ent
Habitat for Humanity
will be breaking
ground on July
14...they are about six
weeks behind sched-
ule." She said that
Perez's reference to
estimated timeframes
was premature as
they have not received PE
federal approval to
modify timeframes.
In 2000, Miami-Dade
County won 35 million HOPE
IV dollars to rebuild the pub-
lic housing community.
Residents then urged officials
to assure them that all 850
families would be provided
With housing. The Scott
Carver community remains
vacant while the five year
legal battle has only gained
citizens assurance for 160
public housing units with an
additional 175 project based
Section 8 residences.
According to Miami Workers
Center, "dedication of vouch-

ers will be dependent on avail-
ability once construction is
Mary Nesbitt, 28-year Scott
Carver resident and LIFFT
leader said many of her neigh-
bors share her feelings. She
told The Miami Times that at
63 years of age, by the time
the development is completed,
she will be looking to move
into a retirement home rather
than back to Scott Carver. "So
many people are
already depressed
because they lost
their homes and
haven't been moved
S back to their commu-
nity," said Nesbitt.
According to the
Miami Workers
S Center, the projected
Deadline was modi-
REZ fled to begin con-
struction by June
2008 and completion by
August 2010 for the 160 pub-
lic housing units. The Perez
letter also indicated that 251
affordable single homeowner-
ship units will be built with a
projected completion date of
January 2013.
Nesbitt told The Miami
Times she feels that residents
have been gone for so long
that they may not want to
move back. "They are drag-
ging their feet on this. They
are counting on people not
moving back so they can move
in people from a higher

income bracket. We were told
that they planned to build
affordable housing, but its at
a standstill and nothing is
being done," Nesbitt con-
Scott Carver HOPE VI was
viewed as a "flagship redevel-
opment project for the future
of low-income Black neighbor-

director of the Miami Workers
Center, said the redevelop-
ment project has failed the
community. Scott Carver has
currently been referred to as a
waste land and he feels that
it's time for immediate action.
"If you're going to tear down
850 homes, you should build
back 850. If not on the same

should be the only ones that
are outraged, The BCC and
Rolle should be outraged as
well. It's time for the people
who are living in Liberty City
to move back to Liberty City.
This is unacceptable and there
are no excuses," said Romano.
Commissioner Dorrin Rolle
told The Miami Times that he

The Scott Carver community remains vacant while the five year legal battle has only
gained citizens assurance for 160 public housing units with an additional 175 project based
Section 8 residences.

hoods like Liberty City." The
controversial initiative has
been plagued by resident
complaints regarding families
being scattered throughout
the county and poor living
Tony Romano, organizing

land, at least in the communi-
ty," said Romano. He also stat-
ed that County Commissioner
Dorrin Rolle is responsible
and that immediate action
should be taken to rectify the
"We don't believe that we

was not aware of the letter
written by Perez. Rolle said he
asked the manager to appoint
Cynthia Curry to watch the
program on a daily basis.
In light of the projected
timeline given to Miami
Workers Center, Rolle said,

"I'm a little dismayed. There
will be a groundbreaking in
two weeks to build ten homes.
We're still behind, but it's
movement." Rolle also stated
that a projected 2013 comple-
tion date is unacceptable and
he acknowledges that the proj-
ectt is behind, but is working
to expedite the process. "We'll
straighten this out. We're get-
ting movement and it's some-
thing I've always wanted for
District 2," Rolle concluded.
Rudy Perez later apologized
for the mistakes in the letter
sent to Romano. "The letter is
completely wrong and we take
responsibility for including the
wrong information," said
Perez. Elizabeth Ogden,
Director of Hope VI with the
Miami Housing Agency, told
The Miami Times that "those
dates are not realistic. There
is no reason why the process
can't be done more expedi-
Perez and Ogden plan to
send an updated letter to the
Miami Workers Center to
include a revised timeline of
construction showing an
anticipated completion date of
December 2008 or 2009. "We
regret the error on the dates.
Our commitment to have this
completed in a timely manner
is still here. By the end of
2008 or 2009, we hope to
show that we were able to
keep our promise," said

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grade from the state and
Edison is one of two in Florida
to earn five consecutive F's.
Only seven percent of Edison
students scored on grade level
during last year's standard-
ized reading test Central
had 11 percent; Jackson had
12 and Northwestern 15.

It clearly seems that Winn
and Crew are preparing for a
blame game after the dis-
paraging and threatening
comments by the state educa-
tion head.
Crew is a tried and proven
education professional who is
not afraid of a fight. The for-
mer principal from New York
City is not enamored with
standardized testing and
thinks it is too narrow-mind-
ed for true educational
reform. He wants to launch a
broadened campaign to
increase state educational
funding to South Florida dis-
Winn thinks the district
needs more control and cited
the plans Crew drew up for
Edison and Central last sum-
mer were implemented badly.
Crew admitted this failure,
but has already announced
changes in the month grade

program for this fall.
Crew agreed with Winn's
call for a review of all the
teachers and administrators
at the struggling schools.

Winn said he is "not ci
vinced" the schools have
best possible faculty,
Crew said he has the ri
staff in place.


Two armed men entered an Allapattah barbershop and minutes later shot three
Smen, one fatally, police said. Miami homicide detectives were still working to identi-
fy the shooters and the three men shot.The motive was unclear but the men entered
at 5:20 p.m. and asked for someone who was not there, police said.The pair got into
a squabble with a customer inside before shots were fired. One man made it to the
alleyway behind the barbershop where he was found dead. The other two were
taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in serious but stable
condition, police said.

A man was arrested at Bayside, located at 401 Biscayne Boulevard, after police
say he tried to steal merchandise from a store by breaking the storefront window
with the top of a garbage can. A security guard arrested the man.

Burglars stole a Sony PlayStation, several video games and an envelope of rent
money after entering through the unlocked front door of an apartment in the area
of Northeast 127th Street NE 13th Avenue at 2:15 p.m.The envelope contained $665.

Police charged a 20-year-old man with possession of marijuana after they first
pulled him over for driving with an expired tag in the area of northwest 125th Street
and North Miami Avenue around midnight. Police found one bag of marijuana under
a seat and another in his pocket.

Someone smashed the window of a car at the Miami Shores Aquatic Center, locat-
ed at 10200 Biscayne Boulevard between the hours of 6 and 7:30 p.m. Several DVDs
were stolen, along with a purse containing several credit cards.

"I don't know
what to think.
I want to
believe they're
not guilty, but
it's facts that
you have to
look at.
According to
the evidence,
they '-were',
involved with
the terrorists, but considering
it's Black folks it is very weird.
This is something that I just
don't believe can be true. I just
have to pray about it."


"I don't really
know what to
think about
this situation.
They did it
under the
police [depart-
ment's] nose
and nobody
would think
that this would
happen. This is the Black com-
munity and we really don't hear
much about terrorism. They
said it was their religion for the
cause of this...I guess if they
were caught by the police; they
had to be doing something."


"To me they
are not terror-
ists. They are
just a couple of
Black guys
coming togeth-
er for what
they believe in.
I think that the
see that there,
are.'' some .*.. ..
Black people
in the community that are stick-
ing together and they are scared
of that. I don't think they are ter-
rorists that are part of Al Qaeda.
They are just trying to open peo-
ple's minds up."


"I just know about what I
heard and I think it's ridiculous.
All I know is that whatever the
situation transpired into, that
should have never happened. I
don't believe that they are a ter-
rorist coalition.
It surprised me
to see that
Haitians and
Blacks would
even be a part .
of a conspiracy
like this. I don't
know what to
think though,
because I don't
know all the


"I don't think they were really
terrorists. I think they look and
act like idiots. They had no
money; they had no means to
contact no one
overseas; and
they weren't
really qualified
to be terrorists.
"They' 'had ' ii6
knowledge on
how to build
bombs so it
seems like they
were just acting like terrorists. I
think the FBI seized the moment
and got them some scapegoats."


"Them guys aren't really ter-
rorists. They are stupid, but
they are not
terrorists. It's
getting very
serious. It was
wrong that
they were tar-
geted for their
actions, but
they were
involved in
something so
it looks really
bad; really, really bad. In my
opinion, you don't see Black
people fighting for Al Qaeda. Bin
Laden is way off in Pakistan.

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should've been doing during
the summer vacation: having a
good time.
Sherdavia's 'good time' came
to a heinous end when she was
struck in the neck by a bullet
discharged from a high pow-
ered assault rifle.
According to some residents
in the housing development
known as 'The Beans,' the
weapons used to disperse a vol-
ley of frantic shots were remi-
niscent to those used by US
soldiers in Iraq. Some neighbor-
hood children used adjectives
such as 'huge' to describe the
guns used in the slaying of
The child's parents were too
distraught to speak to The
Miami Times. "She's [the
mother] in too much pain right
now to talk about the loss." a
spokesperson for the family
Individuals willing enough to
speak about the murder
declined to divulge their names
for fear of retaliation, but did
tell The Times that the "people
around here don't trust the
police" and that the consensus
of the community's residents is
that the "police don't like to
come over here."
Sherdavia's grandmother,
Shirley Williams, said that in
spite of the community's fear
and believed police apprehen-
sion of canvassing the area,
her granddaughter's death will
not "go unsolved." She said
that she is going to be "vigilant
and verbal" until the many
questions surrounding the
identity of the murderers is
"Her death is going to mean
something," her grandmother
Williams agrees that Black
people are responsible for the
senseless deaths occurring in
predominantly Black commu-
Many residents in 'The
Beans' say the community's
regard for human life and
safety has become virtually
Williams said that the police
substation that was disband-
ed from its operation in the
community twoq years ago
"needs to be reopened."
In front of the Jenkins'

home, the mood was somber
as Miami Dade Housing
Authority personnel mourned
with Sherdavia's mother (two
female HUD representatives
cried along with her).
Sherdavia's grandmother
remembered her as the
"brightest, most intelligent 9-
year-old she has ever seen."
Williams said her grand-
daughter enjoyed reading and
studied math for the sheer
intrigue of figuring out the
unknown. She loved to draw.
Her grandmother noted that

so I can tell people the right
things to do in life."
An unidentified spokesper-
son for the family said that
Sherdavia's murder is
This poignancy is spawned
from the mother-to-daughter
circle of life. The family's
spokesperson said that when
Sherdavia was shot, she
crawled over the front door's
threshold in pursuit of her
The mother is quoted as
having said that she "held

Dunn publicly requested a
meeting with the police dept. to
discuss tactics such as securi-
ty cameras, property gates and
building a memorial for all the
young people who have lost
their lives to violence.
Mr. Jenkins said his family
will not tolerate the continued
violence in Miami. "It's too
easy for people to buy a
firearm. This is a disgrace. You
can be robbed of your life in
your own home. We cannot let
this go on," said Jenkins.
Lija Williams, Sherdavia's

Sherdavia's family comes together with community leaders to call for peace.

despite her youth, Sherdavia
was "very disciplined."
Sadly, its believed that her
discipline played a role in her
demise. Williams said that her
daughter Sherdavia's moth-
er was aware of the neighbor-
hood's danger and often
instructed her children to play
exclusively in their front yard.
Williams recalls a conversa-
tion she had with her grand-
daughter the week prior to her
death as they rode in Williams'
car. She said she asked
Sherdavia what she wanted to
be when she grew up 4nd
Sherdavia answered, "I want
to be a motivational speaker ...

[Sherdavia] when she took her
first breath" and she "held
[Sherdavial when she took her
Brilliant nine-year-old
Sherdavia Jenkins died in her
mother's arms.
Community leaders held a
press conference in front of the
family's home to support the
family and encourage the killer
to come forward. Jenkins,
Reverend Richard P. Dunn II,
Reverend Dennis Jackson,
mourners and the community
at large held a press conference
at the Jenkins' hhome to call for
an end of violence in the com-

aunt, told The Miami Times
that her niece was smart, obe-
dient and beautiful. "I just
want people to know that when
you fire guns, you hit innocent
victims and ruin the lives of
their family," said Williams.
In lieu of flowers, a trust
fund will be set up in honor of
Sherdavia's memory.
Commissioner Rolle and the
A.A.C.C.C. have donated
$5000 to Crimestoppers for
anyone with information
regarding this crime. The
number is 305-471-TIPS.
Miami Times Writer Brandyss
Howard contributed to this

Liberty City Seven get community support

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hearing in downtown Miami. A
judge was set to decide Friday
whether the group should be
detained until their trial.
A seventh man, Lyglenson
Lemorin, 31, was charged in
the case in Atlanta. He was
being held without bond and
was scheduled to be moved to
Miami. The seven men face
conspiracy counts that carry
maximum prison terms of 15
to 20 years.
Max Rameau, a community
activist and member of the
Miami Cop Watch organization
said the groups were speaking
out to help ensure that the
seven men arrested received
"fair and equal treatment" and
to express their outrage at
"the options of the govern-
Rameau said the "war on
terror will be retro fitted in
order to function as pretext for
deeper criminalization of the
Black community." An effort,
he said, that has its roots in
the country's war on drugs.
"In spite of the fact that most
drugs are used in white sub-
urbs, the war on drugs has
been used as a pretext to


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Well at least some of them

criminalize the Black commu-
nity, justify all types of police
programs and hyper arrest
numbers in the Black commu-
nity," Rameau said.
Broward attorney Mara
Schlackman spoke on behalf
of the National Lawyers Guild.
The 69-year-old association is
"dedicated to the need for
basic change in the structure
of our political and economic
system," according to its web
site. Schlackman said the U.S.
Attorney described the 'Liberty
City Seven' as more "aspira-
tional than operational." She
said the phrase also
"describes the federal effort to
protect people from terrorists."
Leroy Jones is the executive
director of a local not for prof-
it organization that advocates
for the interests of small busi-
nesses; however, it was in his
capacity as a father of six boys
from which he spoke. Of the
arrests, Jones said "it could
have easily been me, could
have easily been one of my
Adora Obi Nweze, of the
State Conference of the
NAACP, provided a statement
that encouraged-"this coun-
try to protect us, but to make
sure they've identified the

right people." She also
echoed the concerns of other
speakers regarding the men's
ability to have fair represen-
tation. "We want the young
men to get...what everybody
else in this country gets
whenever they are accused of
Jones said many in the
community are concerned
about the treatment of the
seven men arrested, but will
not speak out publicly for
fear that "they could be
watched, they could be fol-
lowed, their telephones could
be tapped." He 'added, "we
are not here to bash anybody
because we only heard one
side of the story so far."
Jack Lieberman, head of
the South Florida Peace and
Justice Coalition and the
Haiti Solidarity Committee
questioned the government's
"double standard."
"Why is it that on the same
day of this indictment, a
prominent member of the
Cuban community, a mem-
ber of the board of directors
for the Cuban American
Foundation admitted that
they bought planes, spent
almost a million dollars in
buying equipment to carry

out violent acts against a
sovereign country and they
haven't been indicted?
Lieberman said he heard
that the 'Liberty City Seven'
had actually disbanded
before the arrests were made
and that they had basically
"committed a thought crime."
The long time activist said "it
is not a crime to call white
people devils, not a crime to
speak against the govern-
ment, not a crime even to call
for the overthrow of the gov-
He said "it is a crime if you
take action."
Towards the end of the
press conference, members of
the U.S. Department of
Justice's Community
Relations Service were seen
driving slowly pass the site of
the gathering. According to
its web site, "the Community
Relations Service is the
Department's "peacemaker"
for community conflicts and
tensions arising from differ-
ences of race, color and
national origin."
Miami Times Writer Terrell
Clayton contributed to this
story. The story was also sup-
plemented with information
from the Associated Press.


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Miami Northwestern Senior High School Class of 1956 known
as the "Invincible II" celebrated their 50th Reunion June 8 11
at the Marco Polo Hotel. Old friends came together to share sto-
ries of yesteryears and enjoy each other, including chatting
about memories and issues from the past that helped to shape
their lives.
The activities began with a "Meet and Greet Night" and
Memorial Service. Other activities included a cruise on the Sea
Escape and worship at Universal Truth Center Church followed
with a brunch at the hotel. The highlight of the activities was
the banquet program and dance. The speaker for the occasion
was classmate Robert Edwards, Retired Principal of the Dade
County School System. Ms. Northwestern 1956, Juanita
Gabriel Davis, was crowned once again wearing her original
regalia from high school. Class members attending the banquet
included former instructors Susie Francis, Lona Brown
Simmons, Agnes Lowery and Charles Gray. Ms. Northwestern
2006, Victoria Drayton was also in attendance. The finale of
the reunion was the one week trip to Tunica, Mississippi,
Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee and Little Rock, Arkansas.
Out of town classmates were Evelyn Carter Cheatham,
Juanita Gabriel Davis, Albert Duhart, Jacqueline Sargent
Bailey, Wilbert Forbes, Albert Jones, Edward Moon, Adolph
Lovett, George Thurston and Joe Witherspoon. This golden
reunion has been embedded forever in the hearts and souls of
the members thanks to the fantastic job of planning by the
Reunion Committee: President Tony Ferguson, Committee
Chairperson Cleveland Roberts, Recorder Elizabeth M. Davis,
Mattie B. Addison, Bettie C. Anderson, Mary W. Higgs and
Harry Williams.
Booker T. Washington's Senior High School Class of 1947 wor-
shipped at the Church of the Incarnation on June 18. Included
in the pews were: Willard Hart (Irene), Catherine Mapp
(Calvin), Patricia Moss (James), Willie Davis, Juanita Lane,
Lydia Williams, Lenora Royal, Mary Johnson, Martha Day,
Doris Duty, Alva McLeod and Nancy Dawkins (Guest).
Missing but not forgotten was the late Beatrice Reeves.

Congratulations to Beatrice Dalton Hundell and Maria
Andrews Jerkins, parishioners of Holy Redeemer Church, who
were commissioned as Lay Ecclesial Ministers for the
Archdiocese of Miami on June 3. Family and friends who wit-
nessed the Commitment Ceremony at St. Mary's Cathedral
Church were Rudolph Hudnell, Father John Cox, OMI, Pastor
of Holy Redeemer Church, Rep. Dorothy Bendross Mindingall,
Eric Jr., Erin, Evric, and Eunique Hudnell, Sandra Wallace,
Gloria Finch, Vashti Armbrister, Claudette Armbrister, Dr.
Velma Hepburn, Marcus Jerkins, Michael Jerkins, and
George Anderson.

Richard and Ruth Williams are beaming with delight over the
cover story about their daughter, Lisa M. Rollins, in Chicago's
N'DIGO an African American Magapaper for the Urbane, Lisa
became Senior Director of Development and Communications at
the Salvation Army Metropolitan Division in Chicago. She is the
first Black and first woman to hold the top fund raiser position.
This job entails collaboration between the Salvation Army, the
City of Chicago, the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago
Park District. Her previous Job was with the United Negro
College Fund.

Heart of the City Culture Artsseries held its 15th Anniversary
Celebration honoring Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler at the Joseph
Caleb Auditorium., She was instrumental in steering this pro-
gram to the Joseph Caleb Auditorium which was designed to
engage African American celebrities in dialogues for the purpose
of sharing experiences as they strived for success. Greetings
were extended to her from Miami Dade-County Mayor Carlos
Alvarez, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners Joe
A. Martinez, Honorable Audrey M. Edmonson, Director of
Miami Dade Parks & Recreation Vivian Donnell Rodriquez,
Director of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
Michael Spring and Barry Steinman, Manager of the Division
of Arts and Culture Miami Dade Parks and Recreation. Guest
artists were Ike and Val Woods' Blues Band and Clarence
Carter. Dwayne Wynn served as the Master of Ceremony.

Franklin Wesley, Sr. former District Manager of U Totem
Stores in Miami spent his Father's Day week enjoying his fami-
ly and friends at the home of his sister, Elenora Jean Gray and
Brother, Louis Wesley. They enjoyed a fish fry, talent show with
all five grandchildren participating, dining out and a "Chat &
Chew" with old friends. Vanessa Penn (daughter), Franklin and
Wendy Wesley, Jr. (son and daughter-in-law) treated dad royal-
ly on his day.



Miami-Dade County through the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer
Department, the Department of Environmental Resources Management
and the Department of Solid Waste Management is requesting
proposals from community based incorporated, not-for-profit
organizations, with a designated tax-exempt status as determined by
the IRS. Proposals will be accepted for the Environmental
Enhancement and Education grant.
Interested parties may obtain a copy of the Request for Proposals,
which will be available Monday through Friday beginning July 10, 2006,
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. by visiting or calling the following:
Department of Environmental Resources Management
33 SW 2nd Avenue, 12th Floor
Miami, Florida 33130
Herb Balfour

The RFP will also be available on the Internet by July 10, 2006 at
A Pre-proposal conference will be held on Thursday July 20, 2006, at
5:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Thomas Center Bldg., above the
Dade County Federal Credit Union at 172 W. Flagler Street downtown
Miami, entrance on the SW 2nd Avenue side of building. Attendance at
the Pre-proposal conference is strongly recommended.

Required copies of the submission must be delivered to the Office of the
Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, located at the Stephen P.
Clark Center, 111 NW First Street, 17th floor, Suite 202, no later than
Thursday, August 10, 2006, 1:00 p.m. local time.

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The foster care system is a
complex institution. It is
charged with a very challenging
duty trying to do the right thing.
Often it does. Frequently it does-
n't. Fortunately, the system has
learned from mistakes and poor
judgment and in many ways is
attempting to do better.
The part of the system that
can never be fixed involves the
thousands of parents whose
rights were severed because of
dubious reasons. Parents whose
ties to their children have been
legally ended because they did
not complete a parenting class
or attend a court hearing or find
'adequate' housing by a magical

f lections

I between going to
work or attending
a parenting skills
class and chose
to go to work.
I am speaking

deadline. 1 of parents who
I am not speaking of parents lost employment because of the
who brought harm to their chil- frequent court hearings that
dren, showed no signs of took them away from their jobs
remorse and made little effort to time and again. I am speaking of
do better. I am not speaking of those parents who completed
people who are not cut out for the required tasks within the
parenting. I am not speaking of required timeframe only to be
people whose children are better told that their children had now
off with someone else. bonded with the foster parents
I am speaking of the parents and moving them would cause
who were doing a good enough great harm. I am speaking of the
job, but did not "substantially people whose lawyers some-
comply" (the system's words) times failed to show up for court
with a contract that said they or who showed up but said
would complete a laundry list of nothing.
requirements within a specified I am speaking of parents who
time frame. I am speaking of 7, live in the Pork 'n Beans,
parents who had to decide Overtown and Brownsville

whose environments are far less
than ideal but are home
nonetheless. I am speaking of
parents who are not perfect -
but are perfect for their chil-
dren. I am speaking of people
who had a snapshot of their
imperfect lives used to deter-
mine the rest of their lives.
Federal adoption laws and the
financial incentives provided to
states for diligently adhering to
them have created an environ-
ment where families are busted
up when they could be pre-
served. How the laws are inter-
preted depends greatly on the
philosophy of states, their foster
care organizations and the
In the state of Florida, for
example, some districts have
adopted strong family-centered
philosophies that help keep
children safe while preserving
families. Only children who
cannot be safe in their homes
actually end up in the foster
care system. And those families
are provided help that is indi-

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tic. Not all regain custody of
their children. But those who
do not were given a fair chance
to do so.
Other districts have become
so dependent on federal adop-
tion incentives that one of their
major annual goals is to gener-
ate a high number of adop-
tions. States and districts that

create policy based on a money
trail are working backwards.
The good of children and their
families should always be the
If you are a parent whose
rights were terminated or are a
former foster child whose par-
ents' rights were terminated,
please contact Renee Harris at




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By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern
The Miami Heat may be hot, but the sun is even hotter. As
we go through the summer we must take precautions for deal-
ing with the heat. Many people are so concerned about hurri-
cane season, they forget what dangers the heat in the summer
can cause.
In the past week during the Miami Heat celebration parade,
many people suffered because of the hot atmosphere. So what
can be done to protect ourselves against the summer sizzle?
Dr. Nelson Adams, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at
Parkway Regional Medical Center and an OB/GYN at North
Shore Medical Center, provides some
necessary tips to handle the heat in
the summer.
One: "Avoid the hot hours of the
day, the best time to be out will be
between the hours of 4-7 a.m. or later
in the evening when the sun goes
down." Two: "Drink a lot of water."
Three: "Attire needs to be light colors,
because even Black folks can get sun-
burn." Four: "Just use common
These may be some very obvious
tips, but sometimes we need to be
reminded of these things. Dr. Adams ADAMS
has already dealt with patients in the
past that passed out because of heat exposure. "I even had a
couple patients that passed out from the Heat parade." Dr.
Adams also stressed these tips to women that are pregnant.
"They are caring for two, so if something happens to them the
child will suffer as well."
These tips are.very helpful because they will help avoid
things like dehydration. Dehydration is a condition that
occurs when a person loses more fluids than he or she takes
in. It isn't as serious a problem for teens as it can be for
babies or young children. But if you ignore your thirst, dehy-
dration can slow you down.
Another risk is heat stroke. Heat stroke is the most severe
form of heat illnesses. It can occur in people even if they are
not exercising if the weather is hot enough. These people have
warm, flushed skin and usually do not sweat. Athletes who
have heat stroke after vigorous exercise in hot weather may
still be sweating considerably. Whether exercise-related or
not, a person with heat stroke usually has a very high tem-
perature (106 degrees F or higher) and may be delirious,
unconscious or having seizures.
Dr. Adams has been in the medical field since 1978. Ever
since he was a kid he wanted to study medicine. He admits
however that he had other interests. "I did consider teaching
and even going to ministry at one point." Both those things
allow you to help people. Since, as a doctor, Adams is doing
what he wanted to do after all, lets receive the help being
offered and stay healthy.

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The Potters House

I was listening to an old, but
still good, song the other day
called the Potter's House by
Tremaine and Walter
Hawkins. Of course, the
Potter refers to God. In
Jeremiah 18, God tells
Jeremiah to go to the potter's
house and He would use the
duties and responsibilities of
the potter to make certain
points to Jeremiah, that he
would in turn teach to the

I had the privilege some
years ago to see a' potter at
work. When we attend craft
shows or visit bric a brac or
furnishing stores, we often-
times admire the beautiful
ceramic pottery and other
items. Few of us, however,
realize what work goes into
creating these lovely pieces.
There are two very important
illustrations that the potter

made during his presentation
that I attended that I have
never forgotten.
The first illustration is a
parody of the potter speaking
to the clay. The potter said
that if the clay could speak,
he would cry out when he was
placed in the oven. He was
sure that the clay would make
a statement similar to this -
"Oh, please take me out -
this fire is far too hot. I can't
stand this!" The potter said
that he would have to refuse
the clay his request and
explain to him that the fire
was necessary to harden and
strengthen him. If the clay
asked to turn the heat down
to make the oven a little more
bearable, the potter would

still have to lovingly refuse
him. "If I turn the heat down,
"the potter would say, "then
you still would not harden
properly. You see, clay, you
need the heat for me to
change you from this lump of
clay into the beautiful pot (or
lamp, etc) that I want to cre-
The second profound illus-
tration that the potter made
was when he told us that after
working for hours at his pot-
ting wheel during a demon-
stration, a woman came up to
him and asked him why he
was so dirty. She told him
that he should realize how
very dirty he was. He started
to become a bit irritated
because she continued to

pester him about his appear-
ance. Finally, he told her that
he paid no attention to his
appearance while he was cre-
ating his pottery. He didn't
care how much water or mud
was present, he just concen-
trated on creating a beautiful
Now, I am sure that by now,
you know where I am going
with this. What is true in the
natural, dear readers is true
in the spiritual. There are
many fiery trials and tribula-
tions that we must endure.
Of course, God can get us out
of anything and everything.
But just as in the case of the
clay, if we were removed from
the fire (your marriage, your
job, your sickness, your

financial problems) too soon,
you would break. It is the fire
that strengthens us.
The second thing to remem-
ber is that God does not see
what we are now, but what
He is creating in us. He is not
put off by the ugliness of our
sins, our lifestyles, our
emptiness, our pain or our
inadequacies. God is good
and loving and kind and com-
passionate. He knows what
we can become if we just
allow Him to mold us into His
If you have not already done
so, just place your life into the
hands of the Master Potter
and allow Him to create in
you a clean heart, a right
spirit and a sound mind.


Churh Noes

Antioch Missionary
Baptist Church of Carol
City, Arthur Jackson, III, pas-
tor will be having their annual
Youth Conference, July 11-14
at 6 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 305-624-8170.
To Know is to Understand
Ministries, Inc., is having
their fourth annual Leopard
Back to School Bash on
August 5 from 12 p.m. to 2
p.m. For more information,
call 305-751-0873.
Norland United Methodist
Church, Reverend Dr. Jacques
E. Pierre, is holding a Vacation
Bible School for children ages
4-15 years from July 20-22
from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For
more information, call 305-
Titus Chapel is celebrating
their Pastor's 22nd
Anniversary from July 10-16.
Christian International
Ministries Network will be
holding a prophetic confer-
ence, July 20-22. For more
information, call Reverend
Guthrie, Sr. at 305-769-1420;
Pastor Ronae Cambridge at
954-433-9121; .or Angel Hair
By God's Design at 954-962-

BaI of America and Life
and Learning Centers will be
holding Homebuyer Education
classes on Wednesdays from
6:30-8:30 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-690-4391.
The Keeping Dreams Alive
Foundation will be having a
Sports/Academic football camp
in Overtown, July 13-14 at
Booker T. Washington Senior
High School. For more informa-
tion, call 954-258-4117.
The Judicial, Miami-Dade
County Commission District
II and III, Miami-Dade School
Board District II and State
Candidates, District 109 will
be featured at the fifth annual
Summer Luncheon on July 15
at 11:30 a.m. at Friendship
Missionary Baptist Church. For
more information, call 305-893-
Team Metro Kendall and
Community Partners will be
holding a Job Fair on July 19
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at West
Perrine Park.
Miami-Dade Enterprise
Community Center will be
conducting its Expanded
Emerging Business Seminars
Series. For more information,
call 305-579-2730.
Metro-Miami Action Plan
Trust Community and
Economic Development
Action Committee will have its
meeting on July 13 at 12 p.m.
at the Joseph Caleb Center. For
more information, call 305-372-
7600 ext 238.
Hollywood Parks, Recreation
and Cultural Arts presents
Progress in the Park: A Back to
School Celebration on August 5
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Community Center. For more
information, call 954-921-

The City of Hollywood is
seeking Fine Arts and Crafts for

House of Bethlehem will be
holding a Women Conference
and Prayer Breakfast on July
5-8 at the Golden Glades Inn
Conference Center. For more
information, call 305-244-
Pastor Barbara Boyce and
New Life Family Worship
Center invites everyone to a
prayer luncheon on July 22 at
11 a.m. at the Raintree Resort
in Pembroke Pines. For more
information, call 305-623-
Reverend Karl A. Jackson,
pastor of God's Way
Assembly F.C. Inc. will cele-
brate their first Church
Anniversary with a Revival,
July 13-14 at 7:30 p.m. and
Anniversary Celebration
Service on July 16 at 11 a.m.
For more information, call
Lighthouse of God in
Christ Church, Overseer, Dr.
Arlene Davis, invites you to
share in the service of the
Lord as they praise and wor-
ship Christ the Lord. On
Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:30
p.m. For more information,

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their fourth annual
International Art and Music
Festival on October 21-22. For
more information, call 954-921-

A Call to Empowerment
presents A Senior Care Expo
and Forum on Strategies for
Advance Care Planning for
family caregivers, retirees and
others interested in long-term
care for elderly and disabled,
July 8 at 11 a.m. at the Center
for Family and Child
Enrichment. For more informa-
tion, call 305-685-5123.
Gospel AM 1490 WMBM is
looking for the fiercest, most
floetic Spoken Word Artists.
Romantic, social, heritage as
long as it is of or respectful to
Christian doctrine. Person sub-
mitting must be the author and
hold the legal copyright to the
material. No more than two
minutes. Files can be sent MP3
to or
CDs may be mailed to: WMBM
Spoken Word, c/o E. Claudette
Freeman, 13242 NW 7 Avenue,
North Miami, FI 33168.
CHARLEE Homes for
Children is looking for persons
interested in becoming Foster
Parents. For more information,
please call Barbara Tomas at
305-779-9758 or visit us on the
web at
Are you interested in adopting
a child? CHARLEE Homes for
Children is looking for persons
interested in adopting a child.
For more information, please
call Danay Sanchez at 305-779-
9609 or visit us on the web at

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 954-558-2109.

call 305-254-7647.
God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to share with
them as they lift up the name
of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ on July 9 at 4 pm. For
more information, call 786-
Pastor Carolyn Washington
will be. running a three night
Revival, July 5-7 at Crusade
for Christ Temple at 7:30 p.m.
New Providence will hold a
class on Seaboard Congress of
Christian Education, July 3-7
at 6 p.m. and service is at
7:30 p.m. On July 9 they will
celebrate their Pastor's
Golden Bell Gospel Singers
invites you to their musical
program on July 7 at 7:30
p.m. at St. Mark Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Joseph Williams, pastor.
Greater Israel Bethel
Primitive Baptist Church,
Elder K.L. Washington, pastor,
are celebrating their 94th
Church Anniversary on July 9
at 4 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 305-573-6331.
Dayspring Missionary
Baptist. Church, Evangelist
Josephine Boyd is having an

Miami Northwestern Senior
High School willhbe a mandato-
ry uniform 5 i,6ol 2006-
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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 res-
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.
July 7 is the last day Miami-
Dade residents can apply to fill
the six board positions current-
ly 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.
Florida Memorial University
Entrepreneurial Institute is
offering several free services
and seminars on owning your
own business. For more infor-
mation, call 305-626-3155.
Their will be an Immigration
Town Meeting in the Florida
Memorial Auditorium on July
10 at 6 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-623-4900.
Antlers Temple # 39
I.B.P.O.E of W 95th will have
an Anniversary Celebration
honoring Senator Frederica
Wilson and Daughters of
Antlers Temple on July 15 at
6 p.m. For more information,
call 305-757-0367.
L.C. Poitier Funeral Home
presents A Community Health
Fair on July 9 from 2 6 p.m.
For more information, call

Appreciation Program on July
9 at 3 p.m.
New Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church,
Pastor Reverend Albert Jones,
will be having annual Revival,
July 17-21 at 7:30 p.m. each
St. John A.M.E. Church,
South Miami, Reverend
Gregory V. Gay, Sr., pastor was
selected as the South
Conference Lay Organization
Pastor of the Year on May 19
in Stewart, Florida. Pastor
Gay was lauded for his
numerous church and com-
munity activities, especially
his commitment in areas that
pertain to the youth and
unemployed of the surround-
ing South Miami community.
Antioch Missionary
Baptist Church of
Brownsville invites you to its
Annual Vacation Bible School,
July 10-14, from 6-9 p.m. For
more information, call 305-
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-

The Neighborhood
,Patnership Program-
ECHOS at tf1e Belafonte
Tacolcy Center provides reli-
able services and confidential
support to Liberty City fami-
lies in need. Call 305-751-
1295 between 9 a.m. and 5.
p.m. to set your appointment

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
information, 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 a reunion
meeting on July 16. For more
information, call 305-206-
3412 or email mesh96classre-

Coral Gables Senior Hi
School's 1986 Class
Reunion will be August 5 at
The Sonesta Hotel and Suites
in Coconut Grove. For more
information, visit
North Miami Beach Senior
High's 20th Year Class
Reunion will be held on
August 19, 7 11:30 p.m. at
Th'e Trump International
Sonesta Beach Resort. Visit
http:/ / www.reunionweb.cqm
for more information.

Send your community
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, email to miamiteditb,7 or mait
to 900 NW 54th Street,
Miami, 33127-1818. For fur-
ther information, call 305-

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-
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 informa-
tion, please call 954-902-
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
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.

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-

Revival at Crusade for Christ Temple

Pastor Carolyn Washington Christ Temple, 1227 NW 29
will be running a three night Street. Services begin at 7:30
revival, July 5-7 at Crusade for p.n.

STh Firs CGh ter School in Libert CMity
The Church of the Open Door's Family Life Center
6001 N.W. 8th Avenue
is now accepting applications for grades K-5
Applications are going fast!
We are looking for teachers who want to work in an innovative and
creative environment. Recent college graduates are welcomed.
Call 786-859-9322
for more information or e-mail us @

Join our uk iu/ et Call 305-694-6210

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Local center helps students excel

By Jarrell Douse

Growing Minds Teaching
Center Inc., is an institution
geared toward advancing the
education of the Miami-Dade
County student. Since 2001,
GMTC Inc., has been provid-
ing its services to children
with learning disabilities
and to help those on grade
level to excel.
GMTC's founder, Ms. Dee,
told The Miami Times that

Steele works
on mastering
math at GMTC
while holding
a trophy for

she feels rewarded each time
one of her students makes Canae
academic gains on stan- McDonald
dardized tests and or in the
classroom. Dee credits her holds trophy
small but "brilliant staff' as
being instrumental to the and a copy of
success of the learning cen- award win-
ter and to the students they
"teach individually." ning D.A.R.E.
Monique Steele, 14, is a
student at GMTC Inc., who essay.
attributes her success on
the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to GMTC's
staff. Current and retired educators who, according to Steele,
Please turn to GMTC 13B

Jaycees recognize Miami Gardens citizens

The Miami Gardens Jaycees
recently partnered with Hon.
Mayor Shirley Gibson to pres-
ent the inaugural
Distinguished Service Awards
in a memo-
rable ceremo-
ny where
many sur-
prised win-
ners left with
bright smil-
ing faces.
The cere-
mony was
held at the
Evelyn and GIBSON
Goldbloom Convocation Hall at
St. Thomas University.
Program co-chairs were Gloria
Romero Roses and Teresa

Left to right: Program co-chairperson and Miami Gardens Jaycees mem-
ber Gloria Romero Roses, 2006 Teacher of the Year Donnie Alexander
whose child attends Norwood Elementary, program co-chairperson and
Miami Gardens Jaycees member Teresa Sands, 'Esq.

Sands and this year's spon-
sors were Cornerstone Group,
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church, Liberty Tax of Miami
Gardens, Sankle Automotive
Incorporated, The Keith and
Renata Ward Family Fund and
Warren Zinn.
"Miami Gardens is filled with
concerned citizens and caring
individuals who strive daily to
make a difference in this com-
munity because they take
pride in their city," said Miami
Gardens Jaycees President
Andr6 L. Williams during the
ceremony. "Their efforts
should not go unnoticed and I
am honored to recognize each
finalist and winner," he added.
The program also included
Please turn to JAYCEES 13B

Richmond Heights CDC awards scholarships

For the first time, the
Richmond Heights Community
Development Corporation
(RHCDC) held a Scholarship
Banquet to award $1,000
scholarships to. -five -high
achieving- high school gradu-
More than 75 community
leaders and residents attended
the celebration held at
Signature Gardens. Patrick
Merit, executive director of the
RHCDC, said the banquet was
such a big success that it will
become an annual event. The
scholarship program was
established four years ago to
encourage Richmond Heights'
young leaders of tomorrow,
Please turn to AWARDS 13B

RHCDC scholarships were awarded to these hard working graduates from Richmond Heights. Left to right,
Deidra S. Johnson, Nichole Cohen, Marcus W. Joseph, Latoya Hill and Keturah Hilliard.

Grace Singleton honored by

Legal Services of Greater Miami

Grace Singleton was hon-
ored at the Legal Services of
Greater Miami, Inc.'s
(LSGMI) 40th Anniversary
celebration luncheon on
June 9 at the JW Marriott in
Downtown Miami. Singleton
began her employment with
LSGMI in 1967 and worked
alongside LSGMI's first
Executive Director, Howard
W. Dixon.
In her 39 years at LSGMI,
Singleton has supported
attorneys in the housing
and family units. "My
favorite part about working
here is the feeling that I am
helping to make a difference

in the lives of people who
otherwise would not be able
to function or maintain their
lives in a satisfactory man-
ner," said Singleton.
As a native Miamian,
Singleton is dedicated to her
community. She has attend-
ed St. James African
American Episcopal Church
for over 50 years and is a
member of the mass choir.
She also enjoys spending
time with her three daugh-
ters, three grandsons and
one granddaughter.
Singleton said, "I have lots
of memories ... if I can help
Please turn to GRACE 13B

Bishop James E. Wright and Bishop Neil Ellis
Overseer Jacqueline S. Wright

Bishop Ellis speaks at Truth Worship Center

Bishop Neil Ellis of Mount
Tabor Full Gospel Baptist
Church, located in Nassau,
Bahamas will be speaking at
Truth Worship Center, this
Sunday, July 9 at the 10:30


a.m. service.
Truth Worship Center is
located at 16400 N.W. 15th
For more information,
please call 305-628-0982.

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93" Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93"- Street
Order of Services
7:30 a.m, Erly Moming Worship
I1 a.m. ..Moming Worship
Evening Worship
Ist & 3rd Sunday .......6 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ...7 p.m.
website: cmbceorg

Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
w w w.Ir'luldshliill hc nil.qr
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
S Orderofrservices
~lou H r of Prayer........6:3) a.m.
SEarly Mlornill" Worship....7:30 a.m.
SunI s i :: :::..........,:930 a.m.
iM lli \ I. !............. 1 1 t.i.

" alil : .Fee, i :very
Wedn Mie....7 pum.
WPyrniil .: .. iv i 7 pus.

SNew Day "N" CMt
Deliverance Minw;i. ies
3055 N.W. 76'" Street. 33147
Message Ctr.: 305-836-7815

Order om ces:
Sulldi ys- Clitirchl Si .......... 10 a.
Worship Service......... ..1:15 a. I
Tuesdays Biblle C( .........7 p.m.
4th SulldIly Evcnilig ;. ......6 p.M.

Apostolic Revival Center\
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
Order of Services
New time for T.V. Program
SUn.9 ,s.-3 pj. Sunday 5 ^
Wed Ilttecvssvory Prayer liim.- I1 p2 rt.
MoWning Service ..................I a. m
Sir.- Eve. W rship ............7:30 p.i.
Ties. Pmryer Meeling. 7:30t
Fri.- libl e St udy ....... 7 ..........7:30 p

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12h Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m.
Sunday School............. 9 a.m.
N BC ............................ 10:05 a.m.
Worrsllip ....................... 11 a.m.
Worship.............. p.m.
Mission and Bible Class
Tuesday ...............6:30 p.m.
IYouthl Meetine/Choir rehearsal
Monday .......................6:30 1)pm.

New Harvest Missionary
Baptist Church
12145 NW. 27th Avenue

Order of Services:
,ly M in,, W,,,ship,...I m ,3d S,,,
K, *^ E 'ly illi, W-rsllip..............10:30(
S ." I Ti-'s. hl-sight Millimlry................(6 p.1n .
1hh;,i l Study ....................7:. 30 p.m.
I [Pr aer S u 7 n................... ....... .. n.
S I hi irclIh SC hInIl.....................)
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Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc.
1855 N.W. 119th Street
Fax: 305-681-8719
Order of Services:
Sun...9:30 .mn....(Sunday School)
Walk in the Word Ministry
Worship Service..............I I a.m.
S Tuesday....7 p.m....Family Night
Wed..I I a.m..Intercessory Prayer
Wed. Bible Class........12 p.n.
Wed. Bible Class..............7 p.m.

Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning ...........8 a.m.
Sunday School.............10 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............. 6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ........7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Cllss .........7:3 p.m.
SThurs. Fellowship .....t...10 a.m.
Ist Sun. Song Practice ..6 p.m.

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

Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services
Lorn Day Suindly School ......9:45n11i
SSunday MIoming Worship .....I1 n.m.
Sunday Men's Bible Study ....5 p.m.
Sunday Ladies Bible Study ....5 pn.
SSuiday Evening Worship .......6 pn.
i.evlsday Night Bible Study ....7:3ipin
S11 lltnilrseny MonIing Bible Chiss II ain.
I R Transportation available Call:
305-634-4850 .35-691-69M58

Christian Hill AME Church
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday School....................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........11 a.m.
Free Golf Every 27 & 4* Sunday ............4 pm.
Don Shula's Golf Course

New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

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

New Mount Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church
6700 NW. 14th Avenue
Order of Services:
Slllv y WoWlisip a t IOI lO .ll.
S lld ly Scin t .......... 9:45 a.n
Monday Pnlyer Vni ls v h.......7:30 i i ,n
Monilay .ible Stay.m............................. po.
S l la y FSIl e *i s on Mio .................... 1 ailn
suninmi y ex al vi\ri-~)....... 1 way oum

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


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

EIrly Morning Wolship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .....II a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Tues. belb the It sl Sun....7 pm.
Mid-week Worship

Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street

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

Order of Services:
Mon, thru Fri. Noon Day Prayer
S Bible Study...Thurs.....7 p.m.
SSunday Worship...7-11 a.m.

Sunday School.......9:30 a.m.
New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10'1 Avenue
Order of Services:
Early Sunday Worship...7:30 a.m.
Sunday School ................9:X) am.
Sinxay Morning Wrship .....II am.
Sunday Evenin Service ...6 pim.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting ...7:30 pm.
Wednesday Bible Study ...7:30 pj.
"Not Jua a Churllch l uti a Movement"

Peaceful Zion M .-
Baptist Ch i
2400 N.W. 68'i Street, Mi.
(305) 836-14 .-



Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(2,3,4,5"' Sunday) ......8:00 ami
Sunday School ..........9:45 lam
Morning Service .....11:00 am
Communion Service
(Thurs. before I- Sunday) 7:30 pm
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm

The Soul Saving Station O
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order ol Services:
SSunday School ...........9) a.m.
iri Sunday Woirsip.. I & 7 p.Im
Tuesldy Worship.......7:45 p.m.
S Noron Daiy Prayer.......Mon.-Fri.

' Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Bible Study ............. 9 a.m. :"* Morning Worship .............10 a.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
TV Program Sunday, 8 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
Comcast Digital Cable: 8, 19, 22, 23, 30 and 37
Web page:
Dr rnisC SieMnse

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

Order of Services:
Sillldly Mollillg.......... ... lt ila
Wecliieslday NightI Iible Stludy

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/ Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4' Street, Homestead 33136
Order of Services:
S dIIn ry School N........... 1) : 30i } .Illi
Sull. Mor ing SCrS..... I 12.1.
I\ nliln Worship Servc..... pI.n,
T Tuesdayy "Yoilt Nigl" ... ).
Wed. "N-oNi Day Pray1r.I 2 p.mi
Wed. Night liible Sul y... p.n.
Thulrsda)M Nigl "('Ciniton Iibl
College .......... 6-( I( p.m .
llit m Iem ii uwi I~l ~ki 7p

St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3"' Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Early Su nday
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
iSunday School .......... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ... 11 a.m.
Narm fjr lBaptistl Churches
(B B.T.U.) 5 p.m.
Evening Worship ........7 p.m.
SMeeting ........(Tues.) 7 p.m.

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

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Order if Services:
Ilible Studl) Wed................ p.m1
Sunday Sch ol................ II) illl.
Sun. W\Vrslip Scrv........ I1:31) ilm.
Wed. Nighl Intercessiry It)cyrr
fiom 7:3 0 to 8 p.m.
Sunday Wo rship Service..6:30

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

Order of Services:
Early Momning Worship.7:30a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:30a.m.
S:f 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't Street


Order of Services:
Sulndlay Morning Services
Sunday School.............Il a.m ..
Worship' Scnrice... ........... I a ;m.
ueslday i Bible Stiud ......9 p.m.
lbursda;y 'Praye Servicc.._.

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3" Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060*Fax 305-255-8549

4" Sulin....B TU....1:30-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday......Bible Study
Feeding Ministr)1......Il a.m.
Wed. Bible Sltudy/Prayer..6:30 p.m
Thurs. O ulrach Minislry....6:30 p.m

S Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
Sunday School .............9:30 an.
Morning Pniise/Worslthip .. I ;tril.
Youlh Choir- Saturlay. ...... 11 a.m.
Prayer Meeling & l ible Study
Tuesday 7 p.nm.
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Legal Services honors Grace Singleton

continued from 11B

somebody along the way, then
my living shall not be in vain."
LSGMI, the largest provider
of broad based civil legal serv-
ices for the poor in Miami-
Dade and Monroe Counties,
has provided free civil legal

services since 1966 in the
areas of housing, employment,
government benefits, special
education and community
economic development.
LSGMI's staff of 29 attor-
neys addresses daily legal
problems and systemic issues
affecting the low Income com-
munity. Special projects target

vulnerable groups including
children, people who are HIV
positive and the homeless.
Women head 67 percent of
the households served by
LSGMI and 24 percent are
headed by seniors. Almost half
of the household members are
children and 50 percent are
the working poor.

Jaycees present annual service awards

continued from 11B

an update on membership
development and a raffle for a
year's free membership in the
Miami Gardens Jaycees chap-
ter. Since the ceremony ended,
two of the 2006 winners and
several other attendees have
elected to join the Jaycees and
are ready to make a greater
impact in this community.
Winners in each category are
listed below:
The Teacher of the Year is
Darsy Backs, an AP Biology
teacher and Science Honors
Club sponsor at Miami Carol
City High School.
Parent of the Year is Donnie
Alexander who is active with
children at his kid's school
and a recruiter of other par-
ents who need help getting off
the fence and becoming
The Student of the Year is
Dayron Arias, a junior at
Miami Carol City High School.
Dayron demonstrates the
Jaycees' emphasis on devel-
oping leadership through
community service and
brings a face to the people
most affected by immigra-
tion reform. Through his
efforts, his school now has
a website where his school
community and the commu-
nity at-large can get to
know students from the
English as a Second
Language program.
The Reverend Arthur
Jackson Jr. Memorial
Award went to Dr. Donald
Clarke, senior pastor and

founder of Harvest Fire
Worship Center. By living
the church's motto
"Reaching the World One
Person at a Time," the con-
gregation runs a weekly food
bank. They also work close-
ly with the Homeless
Assistance Center, Miami
Rescue Mission and ex-con-
victs at detention centers,
among other church min-
Superintendent Cherise
Alicea of the School Crossing
Guard Department for the
City of Miami Gardens won
the Major Aaron Campbell
Public Safety Award for her
work to keep schools 100
percent accident free in the
school year that just ended
as well as assisted in post-
Hurricane Wilma clean-up so
schools could open as quick-
ly as possible after the
Dr. Fabian Cone, President
of the Honey Hill Park
Townhome Association is the
2006 winner of the Marsha
Hillman Harris Award for his
association's hands-on
approach to community
assistance, including tutor-
ing and. mentoring high
school students.
The Pioneer Award was
presented to the Andover
Civic Association for their
overall can-do attitude when
collaborating with the City of
Miami Gardens to address
residents' needs.
The Small Business of Year
award was presented to
Danny Felton, president of
Mortgage Experts of South

Florida. The company has
demonstrated consistent
growth and expanded the
financial well-being of our
residents by providing
access to sound financial
A new category, the Liberty
Tax Customer Service
Award, was created to recog-
nize an employee of the City
of Miami Gardens who pro-
vides exceptional customer
service to the public and
exhibits a high degree of
professionalism. The award
was presented to Mercedia
Williams, the administrative
assistant in the office of the
City Clerk.
The ceremony concluded
with the presentation of the
President's and Mayor's
Special Awards. A free
year's membership in the
Miami Gardens Jaycees was
also presented to Ms.
Stephanie Taylor in a raffle
drawing .at the end of the
The Jaycees is a worldwide
federation of young leaders
and entrepreneurs joined
together to build communi-
ties and provide professional
and leadership opportunities
for young people.
Membership is open to
young people between 18-
39, regardless of whether or
not they reside in the city
limits. The Miami Gardens
Jaycees, chartered in
October 2003, holds monthly
meetings on the second
Wednesday of each month.
For more information, call
305-690-9123 x111.

Tutoring center helps students excel

continued from 11B

are "nice" and provide-a "one-
on-one experience." A "one-
on-one" experience to Steele is
inclusive of being able to "work
at your own pace" and to be
assisted academically with
"any problems."
Steele has received nothing
short of deserving accolades -
accolades she offers to her
teacher Ms. Fran McMullen.
The soon-to-be high school
freshman said that because
of the education she has
received from GMTC Inc.; she
had the "highest grade point
average in 8th grade for regu-
lar math" and was granted
the President's Excellency
Award for having a G.P. A
over a 3.5.
Canae McDonald is also

another success story. The
little girl came to GMTC Inc.,
to prepare for the Florida
Writes Test. According to her
parents, she "surpassed the
Florida writing requirement."
One of last year's Hurricane
Katrina victims, Jozee Phelps,
also made significant scores
on the highly controversial
state exam. After living in a
homeless shelter for three
months, both her father and
aunt believed Jozee's aca-
demic progress to be in peril.
Her father said that he is
grateful for the adjustments
his daughter has made and is
glad for Dee and GMTC Inc.
Dee said that "every child
has a unique way of learn-
ing." She believes that it is
her "lifelong obligation" to
help students "achieve and
learn in a step by step

The success of GMTC Inc.,
is premised on the rule that
"professional experience in
addition to well-researched
based curriculum is needed
to teach the GMTC Inc., stu-
dent," according to Dee.
Monique Steele who was
also accepted in the
International Baccalaureate
program at St. Thomas
University this summer said
"I feel smart and some of the
ninth grade kids ask me to
tutor them."
Dee smiles, then states, "We
are a small teaching center ...
nonetheless our aim is to pro-
vide outstanding results for
the parents and more impor-
tantly the students."
"A picture is worth a thou-
sand words, but knowledge
speaks volumes," she said.

Richmond Heights CDC awards scholarships

continued from 11B

according to Reverend John
Ferguson, president of the
Scholarship recipients will go
to various colleges in the south-

east. Deidra S. Johnson from
Robert Morgan Educational
Center will attend Georgia State
University, Nichole Cohen from
Coral Reef Senior High School
(CRSHS) will enroll at the
University of North Florida,
Marcus W. Joseph from

Christopher Columbus High
School will enter Bethune-
Cookman College, Latoya Hill
from Miami Southridge Senior
High School will go to Emory
University and Keturah Hilliard
from CRSHS will attend Florida
International University.

I - N Em R Am o A P I T D Y 0 O I U R E

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


07/09/62 06/04/05 03/03/35 07/04/05

G= Gone but not forgotten
R= Realizing God is still good
E= Everlasting memories
G= Greatly missed
Your wife, Darleane Holsey

THOMAS, 79, housekeeper, died
June 28. Service Saturday, 1 p.m. in
the chapel.

EULALIE WRAY, 97, homemak-
er, died June 29. Service
Wednesday, 1 p.m. in the chapel.

months, died June 30 at Jackson
Hospital. Service Saturday, 4 p.m. in
the chapel.

ESSIE GIBSON, 88, homemaker,
died July 2. Arrangements are


It's been one year since you left
us, but your memories still
linger on. We think of you every-
We all love and miss you very
No one can fill the vacancies in
our hearts. The love we had for
you will always be.
Rest in peace from your ladies:
Ella, Barbara, Judy, and Anne.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


12/18/32 07/04/96

Gone, yet, not forgotten. Al-
though we are apart your spirit
lives within me forever, in my
Loved and sadly missed by
your husband, Ervin C. French.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

06/23/23 04/24/94


06/02/25 07/02/83

Miss and love you always.
From your children.

Carey Royal *
HERBERT GROCE, 45, died June
27 at home. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. in the chapel.

June 28 at home. Services were

NANCY JACOBS, 48, died June
29 at North Shore Medical Center.
Service Thursday, 2 p.m. in the

WILLIAM DAVIS, 58, died June 30
at Cedars Medical Center. Services
were held.

WILLIE JAMES, 81, Georgia, died
June 30 at North Shore Medical
Center. Remains will be shipped to
Statesboro, Georgia for final rites and

As a public service to our commu-
nity, The Miami Times prints
weekly obituary 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 information and photo
may be included for a nominal
charge.The deadline is Monday at
3:30 p.m.

Ovenia S. Ragin
05/12/57 06/30/02

It's been four years since you've been
gone. We think of you always, but especially

You will never be forgotten, although
you are gone away.

Your memory is a keepsake with
which we never part.

God has you in His keeping; we
have you in our hearts.

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

14B The Mam mes, u ,


cook at Burger
King, died June
26 at Aventura
Hospital. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at St. Luke AME

JOHN DAWKINS, 80, retired
laborer, died
June 26 at
Medical Center.
Saturday, 1 p.m.
in the chapel.

died June 27 at
Medical Center.
Service Sunday,
10 a.m. at
Seventh Day

worker, died
July 1 at the
Hialeah Shores
Nursing Home.
Saturday, 3 p.m.
at Brownsville
Church of

died. Private services were held.

DAISY SANDS, 84, homemaker,
died June 29 in
Albany, Georgia.
are incomplete.

employed labor-
er, died July 1 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Antioch
Baptist Church
of Brownsville.

struction worker,
died June 26 at
Miami Jewish
Nursing Home.
Saturday, 3 p.m.
in the chapel.

ANNETTE JAMES, 55, home-
maker, died
June 26 at
Cedars Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, .11
a.m. at St. Luke
AME Church.

maker, died June 27 at Fountain
Head Nursing Home. Service
Saturday, 4 p.m. in the chapel.

LITTLE ROSEZINE JONES, died. Arrangements are incomplete.

Gregg L. Mason

carpenter, died
July 1. Survivors
include: wife,
Florine; son,
Richard; daugh-
ters, Alicia,
CJanet Walker
(Eric), MarSene,
George (Glenn)
and Dionne
M i I e s
(Demetrius); sister, Marianne
Cobb; grandchildren, step children,
Anna Martin and Christopher
Manson. Service Saturday, 10 a.m.
in the Gregg L. Mason Funeral
Home Chapel.

MARIE ROJAS, 67, died June
30. Arrangements are incom-

MILDRED F. HILLS, 78, nursing
assistant for
Family Health
Center, died July
1. Survivors
include: son,

sister, Eva
Scales; two
two great grand-
children and a
host of nieces, nephews and other
relatives. Memorial service
Wednesday, 6 p.m. at New Mt.
Moriah Baptist Church. Final rites
and burial in Hinesville, Georgia.

INDIA RIPERT, 3, died July 1.
include: father,
Christian Ripert;
mother, Sharon
Ripert; two broth-
ers, Christian
Ripert, Jr. and
Cameron Ripert.
are incomplete.

GLORIA BAKER, 78, homemak-
er, died June 27. Service Friday, 1
p.m. in the chapel.

Range Coconut Grove
MANNING L. CONEY, 48, labor-
er of Coconut
Grove, died
June 30 at
include: mother,
Fairly L. Coney;
brother, Charlie
Coney; four sis-
ters, Esterlean
Truesdell, Lawanna Coney, Kathy
Coney (Sanders) and Virginia
Mays. Service Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
in the chapel.

St. Fort's
died June 28. Service Saturday, 10
a.m. at Holy Family Catholic

man, died June
30. Survivors
include: wife,
Jefferine Ash;
seven grandchil-
dren and three
great grandchil-
d r e n
are incomplete.

WEBSTER R. PRATT, 53, trac-
tion power technician for Miami-
Dade Transit, died June 29.
Survivors include: wife, Diane; par-
ents, Reginald and Esther Pratt;
sons, Roderick, Webster, Jr.,
Trayvon and Layvon; daughter,
Nekesha; brothers, Alonzo Pratt,
Vaughn and Dwayne Minnis.
Arrangements are incomplete.

'ODONGO,' 64,
died June 28.
Friday, 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Holy Family

June 28. Arrangements are incom-

KAZIAH BROWN, 81, died June
26. Arrangements are incomplete.

July 1. Arrangements are incom-

HYPHA REID, 57, died June 25.
Visitation Friday, 4-9 p.m. in the
chapel. Service Saturday, 10 a.m.
at Holy Names Church in West
Palm Beach.

'JIM-BOB,' 26, died June 21.
Services were held.

Van Orsdel
64, died June
27. Services
were held.

JAMES PEARSON, 72, died July
1 at 2422 NW
79th Terrace.
Saturday, 11
a.m. in the


GLORIA GRIFFIN, 69, retired
educator from
H o I m e s
after 28 years,
died June 28 at
Medical Center.
include: chil-
dren, Pamela
Williams, James Griffin, III and Lisa
Bailey. Viewing Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. Service Wednesday, July 5, 2
p.m. at Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church.

ASTON FORDE, 82, former edu-
cator at
died July 1 at
Regional .
include: daugh-

Vaughn and
Audrey Forde;
sons, Norman
and Aston Forde, Jr.; grandchildren,
Sharon Forde-Marshall, Nicolette
Forde-Mason, Kimberly and Ashley
Vaughn. Service Saturday, July 8,
10 a.m. at Florida Bible Church.

29, installer
technician at
Systems Plus,
died July 1 at
J ac kson
include: father,
McLean; moth-
er, Joan McLean; son, Hureleyon
McLean; fiance, Debbie
DeGrasse; brothers, Sean and
Hureleyon McLean, Greg
Thompson and Alan Coke. Service
Saturday, July 15 at Peace
Missionary Baptist Church.

retired store
manager at
Sears, died July
3 at Parkway
Medical Center.
include: wife,
Mavis Ramsey;
Waithe; sons,
Fabian and Robert Ramsay.
Service Monday, July 10, 8 a.m. at
Visitation Roman Catholic Church.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


Gone from our lives, but not
from our hearts. You will always
be remembered, with love.
The Family

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

include: father, Willie Calvin Anderson; mother, Jennifer Danielle Hansen.
Services were held.


OLLIE McQUEEN, 83, retired
school teacher,
died July 1 at
hoe. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at St. John
Baptist Church.

retired, house-
keeper, died
June 30 at
Cedars Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at St. John

Baptist Church.

dent, died at
home July 1.
Surviv ors
include: father,
David Jenkins;
mother, Sherron
Jenkins; sister,
Williams; sis-
ters, Catherine
and Nikki
Jenkins; brothers, Daryel Petite and
David Jenkins; maternal grand-
mother, Shirley Williams; maternal
grandfather, James Williams; pater-
nal grandmother, Emma Jenkins
Hebert. Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at
New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist


Saturday, 11
a.m. at Mt.
Cal var y
Baptist Church.

TON, 73, died.
are incomplete.

Memorial serv-
ice Saturday, 1

OCIE MILLER, 72, died. Private
services were

Services were held.

died July 1 at
home. Service
Saturday, 10 .m.
at Peaceful Zion
Baptist Church.

INEZ KING, 60, homemaker, died
July 2. Survivors
include: chil-
dren, Cassandra
Cooper, Jamela,
Diahann and
Edmond King,
Jr. and Ricky
Taylor. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m.
in the chapel.

64, interior
designer, died
July 1 at
Hoas p i t a I.
are incomplete.

IOLA WALKER, died July 3 at
Jackson Hospital. Arrangements
are incomplete.

Alphonso M.
LONNIE MINCEY, 95, reti;
gardner, died
June 27.
include: wife,
Julia Mincey;
daughter, Betty
Thursday, 3-8
p.m. at 3790
NW 167th
Street, Miami Gardens. Service
Friday, 12 p.m. at Mt. Carmel
Baptist Church, 1745 NW 79th
Street. Services under the direction
of Alfonso M. Richardson Funeral
Services, 305-625-7177.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,



07/06/85 02/09/05

You are gone, but not forgot-
ten. We love and miss you dear-
Mother, Lucinda; brother,

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


07/08/80- 11/20/05

Oh, "T-T" what I would give to
see you walk through my door. A
smile on your face and a touch
of your hand.
It's been seven long months
since the angels came and took
you away. We miss and love you
in a special way.
Our thoughts are with you
each and every day. Happy
Birthday, my sweet baby girl.
Love your mother, Reva Brown;
loving sister, grandmother,
aunts and family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

'aka 'BIG MOE'

07/05/39 11/09/05

We miss you and love you. It's
just not the same without you.
Love, your daughter, Lisa and

Death Notice

'SHAY,' 9, died July 1, 2006.
Shay was a fourth grade stu-
dent at Lillie C. Evans
Elementary School were she was
a high achiever in all subjects;
excelling in Math and the Arts.
Survivors include her loving
and devoted parents, David and
Sherrone Jenkins; her siblings,
Sheronda Williams, Daryel
Pettie, Catherine and David
Jenkins, Jr., Nikki Jenkins and
a host of other relatives and
close friends.

BERNICE ROMER, 67, Perrine,
died June 26 at North Shore
Nursing Center. Services were held.

Goulds, died June 27 at .home.
Service Saturday at Mt. Pleasant
Missionary Baptist Church.

CLEO WRIGHT, 87, died July 3
at Jackson Manor Nursing Home.
Arrangements are incomplete.


07/03/38 05/07/04

It's been two year since you've
been with your creator. He freed
you from the troubles of this
world. He appointed you as our
angel to watch over us day in
and day out. He made us a
promise that we will all meet
again. We hold on to his prom-
ise and your love.
In loving memories from your
daughters, Sharon, Marsha,
La'Sharne and Renee'.

Death Notice


'SUGAR DADDY,' 60, died
July 2 at Hialeah Hospital.
Survivors include, 'Sarah
Lewis; daughters, Debra,
Ernestine, Lawanda Gordon,
Tara Lewis, and Patricia
Washington one son, Steve
Gordon; two brothers, four
sisters, seven grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday.
Arrangements are incomplete,
Martha B. Solomon Funeral

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Tasha and Donte Williams
chose June 17 to be joined in
holy matrimony, last Saturday,
at Violines in the presence of
Betty Jerry, mother of the
bride, Timothy and Doris
Williams, parents of the bride
and a host of other relatives
and well-wishers.
The bridal party included
groomsmen Jeronald Cason,
Frank Lindor, Kelvin
Strachan and Bernard Black,
best man snd bridesmaids
Treasa Sutton, Candace
Johnson, Princess Hill,
Aniyah McClain, Carla
Johnson, Lashell Williams
and Nekisha Hodge.
Also in the party were Lizette
Reeves, maid of honor,
Antonio Johnson, junior
groom, Vonisha Williams, jun-
ior bride, Thomas E. Williams,
Jr., ring bearer, Shanta
Thomas and Pamela Thomas,
flower girls and Stacie Hill,
wedding planner.
The bride was escorted by her
father and was radiant in her
tiara, choker, extended earrings
and a gown with a mini-train,
which was elegant with crystal
designs on the bodice and
around the skirt.
After the traditional ceremo-
ny, the celebration and recep-
tion included hors d'oevres
with pigs in the blankets,
Swedish meatballs, fresh salad
topped with dressing and a
selection of either mesquite
baked chicken marinated in a
simmering sauce or pepper

Th t

steak served cooked in peppers
and tomato sauce with yellow
rice and green beans.
Hill continued her planning
with toasts from the
best man and matron of
honor, followed by the
serving of the wedding
cake. Then the newly-
weds lead the Cha Cha
Slide before leaving on
their honeymoon to
****** PL
Congratulations go
out to George 'Esau' Johnson,
president. James Moss, presi-
dent emeritus, Deidra Daniels
vice president and the Moss
clan consisting of Patricia,
wife/mom, Janet M. Williams
and Sherri Moss, daughters,
for a successful Scholarship
Banquet. It was their 39th year
in existence and 15th consecu-
tive year recognizing selected
scholarship recipients.
The setting was likened to
that of the Bahamas with trop-
ical plants on each table accen-
tuated with palm trees placed
indiscriminately around
Violines Banquet Hall and the
Bahamian flag bringing out
love, dedication and pride for
our homeland.
The program began with
members of the dais being
introduced, beginning with the
officers, Dr. Robert Ingram,
keynote speaker; The
Honorable Alma Adams, coun-
selor general, Nassau,


Bahamas; and Reverend Dr.
Phillip Clarke, Jr., pastor, St.
Matthews MBC, followed with
James Moss leading the
Bahamas National Anthem and
Star Spangled Banner.
Dr. Clarke Jr. gave the invo-
cation/blessing of the food,
while Shirley Ralph brought
the huge crowd to their feet as
she sang, 'Eyes on the
Sparrow.' Divine Destiny per-
formed superbly just before
dinner was served to the

After dinner, Dr. R.J.
Strachan introduced
speaker Dr. Ingram,
followed by Franklin
Williams, James Moss
and Quentin Faison
performing an instru-
mental selection on the
trombone, saxophone
and keyboard.
Ingram exuded his
GH philosophy of bridging
the gaps between
native Bahamians and those of
Bahamian descent, demon-
strating the wisdom of
Solomon and the vision of Dr.
Martin L. King Jr. He received
a standing ovation from the
Since the program was cen-
tered around scholarship
recipients, Alva McLeod and
Janet Moss Williams took to
the podium and recognized
Quentin Faison, a Norland
graduate, who is going to
FAMU to major in Criminal
Justice and Sandra Dauphis, a
Miami Dade College student
who will continue there in
Mass Communications.
Also recognized were Derona
Sherry, Miami Dade College
student, who will continue in
Pediatrics and Mark Prince,
who will also continue at
Miami Dade College in the field
of Nursing.
Other scholarship awardees
included Kaivon Thompson,

MDCC to Florida State
University and William King to
FAMU from the Moss family.
Other VIPs included Cederic
Dean, president, BBAA,
Reverend Drs. Jimmie and
Gayle Burke, Earl Miller and
Dr. Lorraine F.
Cordell Hayes, direc-
tor, Lamplighters Club
of Sigma Alpha Omega
Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.,
changed the 'Fathers
Day Observance' to
'Parents Appreciation HA
Day' for the recently
held Fifth Appreciation Day at
the Omega Activity Center.
Dr. Richard J. Strachan,
choreographer, came out of
semi-retirement and prepared
the lamplighters and Delta
Gems for presentation. It was
witnessed by more than 150
people and the parents could
not get over seeing their sons
and daughters in white tuxe-
dos with purple or gold acces-
sories and pastel gowns.
The Lamplighters were sym-
bolic as they demonstrated
several step routines taught by
Hayes, as the parents cheered
them on. The Delta Gems
joined them in the cotillion
dance to Stevie Wonder's 'Mi
Cherie Amour' and an explosive
dance from Kirk Franklin's
popular, 'Looking For You.' The
Delta Gems also performed a
dance routine to Grover
Washington's 'Mr. Magic.' It
brought a standing ovation
from the crowd.
Near the end of the program,
Hayes recognized several
Lamplighters with certificates
and trophies. Certificates
were awarded to Alonzo
Clarke, Spencer Everett,
Mark Lockwood, Benson
Paul, Jerry Ponders, Trevin
Price, Trevis Price and


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lust; a portion of the ensuring
nine months should be used to
think about the type of parent
you want to be and the kind of
environment you will create for
your child.
If the parents aren't on the
same page, the babies are per-
ceptive enough to pick up on it.
Babies don't ensure the
longevity of a relationship, so if
you think keeping a baby is
going to strengthen its bond,
think again.
We all know someone who
has a 'baby mama' or 'baby
daddy.' Decide for yourself if

that's the life you want to lead.
Because of the dynamics of the
relationships, or lack thereof,
drama is usually a part of the
When you pick your sexual
partner, take a good look at
them and imagine yourself
being the mother of their child.
If that thought frightens or wor-
ries you, waiting may be the
best option. My sisters, think
twice about who you sleep with
because 'one moment of pas-
sion can lead to a lifetime of
At almost 24 years of age, I
have not had children because I
can't provide them the lifestyle I
desire. Children need stability.

Even at a young age, children
are adversely affected when
their parents argue, curse each
other out or subject them to
unplanned third parties such
as step-siblings or new lovers.
Parents do not all get along or
even end up together. While
contemplating pregnancy, eval-
uate your relationship and
determine whether having a
baby is a good idea. If you were
already having second
thoughts about even staying
with that person, conceiving a
baby may make it ten times
worse. Having a baby in a love-
less relationship will attach you
to a person you really can't
stand for 18 years.


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Taheem Williams.
Trophies were awarded to
Chanucey Pugh, 'Outstanding
and Honorable;' Todd Ballou,
'Most Spirited;' Dante Hanley,
'Most Responsible;' Josh
Charles, 'Most Involved;'
Chauncy Blackmon,
'Most Improved;'
Keyonta Wofford,
'Most Consistent,' and
William P. Sunkett III,
'Integrity.' The Delta
Gems and parents
Stacie and Bettye
Bacon received a
Kudos go out to Reverend Dr.
Joretha Capers for planning a
unique 'Fathers Day
Appreciation' at Ebenezer
UMC. A special salute goes out
to those women members who
did all of the preparation, such
as Minister Pamela Hall,
emcee, Minister Joanna
Brookins, Annie Mae Nelson,
Bertha Martin, Marva Hill,
Francis Wilson, Jean Perry,
Francina Scott, Odessa
Pinder, Aggie Reed and
Shirley Jackson.
Dr. Hall asked the audience
to sing 'Faith of Our Fathers,'
while the pastor prayed and
fathers were asked to speak on
'What it takes to be good
Father.' Speakers were
William Francis, Timothy
Smith, Tia Major, Mariska
Vereen, Gracelyn Thomas,
Brenton Lopez, whose father
was in attendance, along with
Gracelyn's father who sat
proudly with members of his
family. Minister David
Larmond concluded by pray-
ing for all fathers.
Refreshments were served.
Sharria Winnette Scavella,
a junior in the gifted/medical
magnet program at Miami

Northwestern has brought
another acclaim to her par-
ents: Winston and Gloria
Perkins-Scavella and brother,
Sharria was one of twenty
students selected by the
University of Miami to partici-
pate in their student training
in research program, STIR at
the U of M School of Medicine
for seven-weeks.
Sharria is following in
Arthur's footsteps in educa-
tion and accomplishments. He
won many awards, graduated
top in his class, finished U of
M in 3-years and has been
teaching elementary music for
a year.
Sharria was also inducted
into the National Honor
Society and was selected by
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority as
a sub-debutante in prepara-
tion of making her debut in
her senior year. She is also a
great speaker and will surely
make an impact in whatever
she does as the Scavellas are
doing like Attorney Angela
Culmer and historian Leome
Culmer, matriarch.
Dr. John Johnson, direc-
tor/principal, Dr. Wanda
Williams, Dolci Williams,
Crystal Sawyer,
Armbrozene Lee and Walter
Johnson are taking the new
Cooperative Charter School
to a new level for the K, first,
second and third grades that
fill the classrooms from 8 to
6 p.m. This includes Rosetta
Vickers, director of the Zeta
Tutorial Center after school
Now, the school is in need
of more teachers for the fall
session that begins August
14. Please contact Dr.
Johnson at 954-260-6027 or
for Dr. Strachan 305-691-

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Ulaist Deep
By Kimberly Grant
Special to the Times

As classic shoot 'em ups go,
this is a real peach. It has sus-
pense, love, gunplay, irony and
comedy. Writers Vondie Curtis-
Hall, Darin Scott and Michael
Mahern struck gold when they
wrote this movie. I must say,
I'm not one for heavily violent
films, but this one manages to
not only entertain, but make
the audience stop and think.
While racing to get back his
son, Otis, played by Tyrese
Gibson, deals with the harsh
reality of trying to have a better
life in the ghetto. Meanwhile,
there is a mass attempt to end
gang violence on the streets of
South Central, Los Angeles.
The way Hall, Scott and
Mahern juxtapose the two
extremes is genius.
This is a must-see.
Although, I would advise care-
ful supervision of your chil-
dren, if you do decide to bring
them to this R-rated movie.


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Not only will you be screened (I
was carded), but there are a
few scenes that are pretty
graphic. So, think twice about
bringing your little four year
old to this film. You want them
to be able to get a good night's
Director Curtis-Hall also
stands out for doing a fabulous
job of bringing this modern-day
Bonnie and Clyde to the silver
screen. I really like all the
updates.. Up to and including
the sappy ending on the beach.
As far as performances,
Meagan Good, who plays Coco,
gives a decent performance of a
ghetto girl trying to make
money off of the stupidity of
men. Larenz Tate goes back to
his roots and shows that he
still has the chops to play a
What is surprising is the per-
formances given by Kimora Lee
Simmons and The Game.
Simmons breaks into the scene
and nails the character. I was
equally shocked and
impressed. I thought she was
pretty good, for a newcomer.
Speaking of newcomers, The
Game does a good job at being
a lunatic gangsta. And, yes, I'm
calling his character a lunatic.
Once you see this movie, you'll
know exactly what I mean.
All in all, this was a pretty
good movie-going experience.
It has heart for a film with gra-
tuitous violence. It is well-writ-
ten and keeps the audience
entertained and pleasantly sur-
prised. I say you should defi-
nitely go to see this movie. It
looks like a man's movie in the
beginning, but you can enjoy it
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Congratulations to our HEAT
basketball team! All of you
made all of Florida proud,
especially Miami!
By the way, the area Dwyane
Wade lives in, Pinecrest
Village, is already laying claim
to it's most famous resident
with banners proclaiming
"Welcome to WadeCrest." A day
to honor Wade is also in the
works says Mayor Gary
Matzner. Wade lives in the vil-
lage with his wife, Siohvaughn
and son Zaire.
Congratulations to Saint
John Institutional Missionary
Baptist Church on it's 100th
birthday. My mother would
have been proud. She became
a m-naber under the leadership
of Reverend Jarius W. Drake
many, many years ago.
Helen F. Giles-Gee, Ph.D.,
made history as the first Black
president of Keene State
College in Keene, New
Hampshire. She was recently
installed as the liberal arts
school's ninth president after
serving in the post since her
appointment in July 2005.
In the Bahamas last week for
their cousin Bishop Laish
Boyd's installation as Bishop
co-adjutor of Nassau and the
Bahamas Anglican Church
were Erica Williams, Lenora
Braynon-Smith and grand-
sons Durrell and Leroy
Parker, Rosemary Braynon,

Ralph and Brenda Williams,
Wilhelmina Minnis-Carter,
James and Mary Smith,
Reverend and Mrs. J. Kenneth
Betty Major, Helen Fisher-
Robert, Father Richard L.M.
Barry of the Historic Saint
Agnes Episcopal Church and
the Reverend Nelson W.
Pinder of Orlando, Florida.
Happy wedding anniversary
greetings to all of you!
Father Lottie M. and Mrs.
Samuel Browne, June 25:
Their 46th
Ronald P. and Kim B.
Wright, Sr., June 25: Their
Herbert and Fredra J.
Rhodes, Jr., June 25: Their
Samuel E. and Taneka Rolle
III, June 26: Their 7th
Stephen C. and Lucy
Newbold, Sr., June 29: Their
In Miami last weekend to
attend the funeral of
Ernestine Major-Rolle was
Stephen Rolle of Perry,
Georgia; Dr. Albert Rolle of
Fort Washington, Maryland;
Gregory Major of Austin,
Texas; and The Steve
Chapmans of Anniston,
Dr. Roland Burroughs and
his mother Joycelyn
Burroughs-Smith send a big
hello to all of their longtime
friends, neighbors and school-

mates. By the way Jocelyn
had a birthday on June 25 that
was celebrated in New York,
where she now lives with her
Get well wishes to all of you,
from all of us!
Freddie 'Jabbo' Johnson,
Cleomie Allen-Smith, Mae
Hamilton-Clear, Patricia
Allen-Ebron, Gayle Sweeting-
Gee, Dr. Edwin Shirley, Rose
Marie Johnson, Pauline
McKinney, Roslyn Jackson
and Jennie B. Roberts.
. Parents and college students:
Did you know retired county
police sergeant Robert 'Bob?
Jones and his daughter, Terry
Bryant, have launched a shut-
tle to provide bus service for
students traveling to and from
historically Black and other
colleges and universities?
Services will be made available
for students attending Bethune
Cookman College, Edward
Waters College, Florida A&M
University, Florida State
University, University of South
Florida and Tuskegee
University. Round ,trip $100
proceeds will go to the alumni
The Heart of the City
Cultural Arts Series initiative
strongly supported by former
Miami-Dade Commissioner
Barbara-Shuler, celebrated her
as Ambassador Extraordinare
during it's 15th anniversary
reception held at the Joseph
Caleb Center auditorium.
Congratulations! from all of
your Delta Sorors!
Do one thing everyday, that
makes you happy.
God made a few perfect
heads, the rest he had to cover
with hair.

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When drinking becomes

an out of control addiction

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

Since the invention of televisions, radios
and magazines, people have turned to them
for entertainment and information. Yet
along with the wealth of information and
programs came dozens of commercials and
ads used to sell products.
Americans were able to see what was
going on in the world, what new products
were available, what new movies were com-
ing to theater and what trends were most
popular. In doing so many teens were led to
believe that drinking alcohol was cool and
weren't educated about the side effects of
As a result, many Black teenagers are los-
ing their lives to alcoholism. A recent report
released by the Center on Alcohol Marketing
and Youth (CAMY) at Georgetown University
titled, Exposure of African-American Youth to
Alcohol Advertising, states that alcohol on
radio, television and magazines reached
more Black youth than their peers in 2003
and 2004 on a per capita basis.
Key .findings show that Black youth ages
12 to 20 saw 30 percent more magazine
advertising about alcohol than their peers;
Black youth heard more radio advertising
about alcohol in nine of the ten largest radio
markets than their peers; and alcohol
advertisers put ads on all of the 15 most
popular TV programs among Black youth.
Through the use of glitzy advertisements,
Black teens are being rapidly exposed to
alcohol on a far greater level than teens in
other racial groups. This also means that
through advertisements more of our teens
are exposed to a product that, if misused,
can cost them their lives. Case in point:
alcohol use is closely tied to the three lead-
ing causes of death among Black youth ages
12 to 20: unintentional injuries, homicides
and suicides.

Alcohol advertising

exposed to young Blacks

at an alarming rate

As a Black teenager who was born and
raised in Miami, I know a great deal about
this city. What I don't know is why each
time I open a newspaper or magazine or
turn on a television or radio, I hear more
reports about my brothers and sisters
being tragically killed. With the release of
the report, I became very intrigued with
finding out how the exposure of alcohol

through advertising is affecting me and my
While a formal survey has not been con-
ducted in Miami-Dade, it seems as if we are
just as vulnerable to the alcohol advertising
as our peers in the markets surveyed. To
gain more information, I interviewed local
and national experts to ask them about this
disturbing problem and how it could be
Don Fass, Executive Director of Teen-
Anon, had this to say: "The alcohol industry
over the past ten years has done more and
more marketing to teens, from flashy liquor
store and TV ad posters with attractive peo-
ple, the cute Spuds dog, various flavors of
malt and vodka that looks like lemonade or
soda pop." He said "advertisers are targeting
this even more in Black neighborhoods."
"Society has to change its idea of drinking
and not buying into advertisements that
paint drinking as glam, cool and fun," said
Rae Estefania, Psychotherapist and Director
of the South Miami Hospital Adolescent
"Many parents have to become more
aware of the danger of teens consuming
alcohol beverages and inform their children
that what they see adults doing on television
is something that they shouldn't try until
they are an adult," Estefania concluded.
Children, parents and the community can
help our youth to avoid becoming one of the
statistics found in the report. Let's call the
advertising agencies that seem to prey on
our children and let them know we will not
tolerate it.
Let's stop standing by watching each
other die off like flies and put an end to the
numerous reports that another one of us
was tragically killed. Let's take a stand and
say that we are not some disease that has
run its course; we are the future and it's up
to us to see that we remain healthy and

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

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

Part II of a III part series

Everyday researchers are
finding out more side effects of
watching television. It is is
entertaining, but may be
proven hazardous to one's
health in the long run.
Knowing this, when will one's
health be seen as more impor-
tant and watching television be
less justifiable?

Because of the activities it
displaces, television viewing
impacts motor coordination,
balance and general levels of
fitness. Yet there are other,
perhaps less obvious, effects.

Early research on radiation
has led to a substantial reduc-
tion in the amount of X-rays
being emitted. Little experi-
mental evidence exists on the
effects of artificial light on peo-
ple; further research is needed
before conclusions can be
made. In the meantime chil-
dren should be nourished as
much as possible by natural
light and not overdosed with
artificial television light.

Elevated cholesterol and obe-
sity are two of the most preva-
lent nutritional diseases
among U.S. children today.
Television viewing has been
found to be associated with
both of these conditions. While
viewing television it becomes
parallel with between-meal
snacking, consumption of
advertised foods and attempts
to influence mothers' food pur-

Many studies indicate that
children are staying up late to
watch television. One reported
that children as young as eight
were still watching television at
11:30 p.m. on school nights.
Teachers comment that chil-
dren are too tired and irritable
to work well after late night
viewing. Sleep is a physical
necessity, required to build up
the growing organism. It is also
a psychological necessity, the

prerequisite for dreaming. Yet
dreams after television viewing
may be disturbed, with vivid
television images resurfacing
and causing nightmares.

Numerous child development
and educational experts
express great concern with
television's numbing effect on
children's brains. Many reports
suggest that our children's
minds are not developing the
way they should and this is
attributed in large measure to
excessive television viewing.

In the early years, when the
brain is so malleable and sen-
sitive, television viewing pro-
longs the dominance of right
brain functions which induce
a trance-like state. When
viewed for more than 20
hours per week, television can
seriously inhibit the develop-
ment of verbal-logical, left
brain functions. The pattern-
ing that the brain needs for
language development is hin-
dered by viewing during this
language sensitive period of
infancy, and it may be more
difficult to acquire speech
later on.

A great many studies have
documented declining litera-
cy rates over the last thirty
years. Television requires lit-
tle concentration, defocuses
the mind, offers electronically
produced images and encour-
ages passivity, while reading
necessitates concentration,
thought, focusing and the
ability to visualize.
Television trains short
attention spans, while read-
ing trains long attention
spans. Studies suggest that
light viewers learn to read
more easily than heavy view-
ers. Studies of both children's
and adults' brain wave pat-
terns while viewing television
confirm that brain activity
switches from beta (indicat-
ing alert and conscious atten-
tion) to alpha waves within
thirty seconds of turning the
set on. Greatly increased
alpha waves resulted regard-
less of whether children were

interested in the program or

Boredom is the empty space
necessary for creativity. With
television filling a child's
leisure moments, the neces-
sary void is never experi-
enced. Additionally, the
child's play is often restricted
to forms prescribed by adult
programmers whose primary
objective is to sell toys. With
predetermined themes and
ready-made playthings, little
is left to the imagination.

Television is not a substi-
tute for meeting and inter-
acting with real people in
real situations. A child can-
not develop a sense of self in
the absence of contact with
others. While viewing, a child
is not gaining practice in
relating to others and in con-
structive interpersonal prob-
lem solving.
Most television problems
are framed in oversimplified,
black-white thinking and
resolved, often violently, in
one hour (less commercial
breaks). Over thirty years,
findings have consistently
demonstrated that violence
on TV correlates with subse-
quent aggressive behavior.
Recent evidence from an
extensive longitudinal study
carried out in four different
countries suggests there is a
sensitive period that begins
before age eight when chil-
dren are especially suscepti-
ble to the effects of violence
shown on TV.
So what does all of this
Stay tuned to find out how
to protect yourself from these
serious side effects that come
from watching television too

Graduation Shout-outs

I would like to say farewell to my favorite cousin "Centerria Smith" for finish-
ing up her hardworking four years at Miami Carol City Senior High School class
of 2006. Congratulations Bool Never let anything or anybody stand in your way.
Move on and continue your future in a positive way. Big "CUZ" is always here for
Congrats your cousin Piggy


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

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

Lately I've been feeling
friend and I are no longer
page. We thought that by h
distance relationship it woi
much we love each other. Ye
I'm the one that is holding
and she is no longer taking
ship seriously. How do I
understand if she isn't willii
keep us together then I no
to try either?

Holding On,
It seems to me that this I
relationship wasn't all yo
Have you given it enough
where it's developing or ar

it? Maybe you guys weren't ready for
like my girl- this big step of commitment so soon. Yet
on the same it also seems that you are very much in
having a long love with her. However, in a relationship
uld test how the feelings have to be mutual and if she
it it feels like isn't ready to share all of herself with
us together you then maybe there can't be a future.
our relation- Remember that in love there should be
get her to no cat and mouse game. Stop chasing
ng to fight to her and just put all your feelings out in
longer want the open. Maybe she doesn't feel confi-
dent that she can handle a long distance
Holding On relationship. But if she see that you are
willing to hold on to her, that may give
her a reason to fight for the relationship.
long distance Do you really want the relationship to
u expected. end? Stop waiting on her. Go after what
time to see you want and don't settle for anything
Syou rushing less than what makes you happy.

BookerT. Washington Senior High Kenia Castellion
Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High Zachary Sandoval
Miami Carol City Senior High Kristian Harris
Miami Central Senior High Bernard Evans
Miami Edison Senior High Antoinette Leste
Miami Jackson Senior High Nancy Jorge
Miami Norland Senior High Ashley Calloway \
Miami Northwestern Senior High Marcilyn Mills
William H Turner Technical Arts Senior High Alexa Diambois

So it's summer vacation time, but you still don't have a clue on what
you want to do. Well, this summer each week I'll give you ten things to
do to keep you entertained and relaxed. This week I'm going to show
you how to release all of your built-up stress.

Curl up with small book that you can read in an hour
S Eat your dinner on the beach or by a lake
Get some flowers for yourself
S Go a whole day without music, TV, newspapers or phone calls
Pick a favorite place to watch the sunset or sunrise
Spend the entire morning in bed
S Unplug the phone and take a bubble bath
Watch the clouds drift by
S Watch the Saturday morning cartoons
Wear your pajamas all day

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny



GMCC launches Black Business Initiative

Wedding planning at its best

Full Name of Business
Anointed Hands
675 Ives Dairy Road Apt.

Year Established

C.J. Brown

Number of full-time and
part-time employees

I have a decorative basket
business. With my bas-
kets, the clients can actu-
ally use all of the prod-
ucts enclosed in compari-
son to other business
baskets that's just
thrown together. The
main facet of "Anointed
Hands" is the wedding
coordinator and planning
side of it. The planning is
the part I mostly enjoy
because I have an eye for
decorating and I love to
share that gift with other

Future Goals
My main future goals
include purchasing and
owning a hall that will
have the capacity to con-
duct the reception as well
'as the wedding. I also
would like to provide the
photography and catering
so that the people that
are getting married will
be able to have the com-
plete package. I don't
want to do only the plan-
ning, but also provide
them with an atmosphere
that is very elegant. With
the basket side of the
business I don't really
have any future goals; I
just want to continue to
create baskets that can
be used no matter what
the season.

Why did you start this
business and how has it
I started this business
because it i a lot of fun
and I receive a lot of grat-
itude from it by seeing
people smile and be
happy. When the finished
product is put together
the reaction is, this is
exactly what I was think-
ing or this is better than
what I was thinking of.
Since I've retired (from
corrections), I have actu-
ally been able to put
more time into it and it
has paid off because I am
able to do weddings
across the country
instead of in just one
place. It is a blessing for
me. My basket business
has grown and had a sig-
nificant increase in clien-

What obstacles have
you faced and how did

C.J. Brown
you overcome them?
I faced a lot of obstacles
that most people face.
When you share your
dream with people, you
start to have a lot of nay
sayers and doubters that
say you can't do it or try
to tell you why you won't
be able to do it I was
faced with many people
not being supportive of
my goal. In Miami, with
the basket business, it
was very competitive in
the beginning and still is
today. I am a leader so
even though people were
saying negative things, I
sort of used that as ener-
gy and I told myself that I
could make it.

Who does your business
best serve and why?
Mostly women. Normally
on holidays and special
occasions it is the men
who spend money to buy',
their wives, daughters,
mothers and kids gift
baskets. The wedding
planning aspect of the
business basically
speaks for itself. It is the
women who normally
enjoy the wedding the

How have your past
experiences helped
meet the needs of your
When you first start out
you are bound to make a
lot of mistakes. In the
beginning I wasn't very
knowledgeable. Through
time I learned from my
mistakes and got a better
understanding of what I
could do to enhance
things the next time. You
have to learn from your
mistakes to grow so you
can better serve your

Where did you get the
name of your business
and does it have any sig-
nificant meaning?
I know everything I do
has been anointed by
God. The name has a
great significance to me
because I feel in life
everyone has something
that God equips them to
do. It's apparent that I
believe in God and that's
why the name came,
"Anointed Hands." My
hands are really anointed
and I bless everything I
do through God.

By Renee M. Harris
After speaking with 22 of
Miami's up and coming young
Blacks about the root problem
of Miami's Black business
community, The Greater
Miami Chamber of Commerce
launched a committee to
address the issues. The Black
Business Initiative, chaired by
local .attorney Ronda
Vangates, will focus on the
creation and sustainability of
Black businesses In Miami.
Vangates, 35, said the Initia-
tive was created after local
accountant Jeff Bridges' sur-
vey of the Black business
landscape in Miami revealed a
"plethora of programs but no
connection between the pro-
grams." "The Chamber has a

huge connection of business-
es, but none of our businesses
are connected with the
Chamber," Vangates said.
The creation of the initiative
took a very user-friendly
approach. Vangates said
instead of assuming to know
what Black businesses in
Miami most needed, a focus
group was convened to gain
the information firsthand,
from the businesses them-
selves. One major requirement
for participating in the focus
group was a willingness to be
truthful and vulnerable. "They
kept it real in there," Vangates
said of the focus group partic-
ipants who were open and
honest about their true needs.
The biggest concern identi-
fied by the focus group,
Vangates said, was advocacy.

"How do you interact with
elected officials?" The
Assistant Special Counsel to
school superintendent Rudy
Crew said there are a "lot of
expectations from politicians,"
many of which are unrealistic.
Vangates' 16 years of politi-
cal experience, including
stints as Chief of Staff to the
late Senator William "Bill"
Turner and former city of
Miami Mayor Joe Carollo
qualify her to speak directly to
the issue. "You don't go to
politician to get a contract;
you go to a politician expect-
ing to build a relationship and
access to opportunity."
In addition to advocacy, the
BBI will assist Black busi-
nesses with skill set readi-
ness, understanding how and
Please turn to GMCC 6D

Rolle celebrates land acquisition for complex

Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle
was visibly pleased to be able
to celebrate the long-awaited
acquisition of land in north-
west Miami-Dade for the future
Arcola Lakes Government
Services Complex. Rolle and
officials from the County's
Capital Improvements, Library
System, Community Action
Agency, General Services
Administration and Police
gathered at the lot at the cor-
ner of N.W. 7th Avenue and
N.W. 81st Street on
Wednesday, June 21, to share
with residents and the media
the plans for the police station,
Head Start facility and library
which will occupy the property.
"Real estate is a hot com-
modity in Miami-Dade County
right now and I am happy that
the County was able to get this
property so that it will be used
to best serve this community,"
said Commissioner Rolle. "This
Please turn to ROLLE 10D

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle welcomes children from the Colonel Zukoff Head Start on
Wednesday, June 21 during a land acquisition ceremony for the new Arcola Lakes Government Services Complex
located at 799 NW 81st Street in Miami. Miami-Dade County/ Benjamin Thacker

EAC named minority business of the year

EAC Consulting, Inc. was
awarded Overall Outstanding
Minority Business of the Year
in the large company category
by the Greater Miami
Chamber of Commerce in
honor of the firm's commit-
ment to excellence. In every
category where awards were
evaluated, EAC was ranked in
the top tier and as such was
awarded the top honor.
The evaluation categories
included: Highest Revenue
Growth Rate, Highest
Employee Growth Rate,
Innovation in Training and
Development, Outstanding
Expansion Plans, Innovation

in the Marketplace,
Commitment to Diversity and
Corporate Citizenship.
EAC was incorporated in

Rick Crooks

1994 as a 100 percent minori-
ty owned and operated engi-
neering consulting firm with a
single employee, its founder
and president, Rick Crooks,
P.E. -Fast forward to 2006,

with 85 professional employ-
ees in four Florida offices, EAC
proves to be an equal opportu-
nity employer by maintaining

a work force of more than 70
percent minorities.
"The diversity of personnel
not only ensures that all can-
didates are recruited for their
Please turn to'EAC 10D

Miami-Dade, NHS team up for groundbreaking

On Friday, July 14 at 9 a.m.,
Miami-Dade officials will join
forces with Neighborhood
Housing Services (NHS) to cel-
ebrate a groundbreaking for
eight new houses to be built
for low income families in
Miami-Dade Commissioner
Katy Sorenson, a representa-
tive from Miami-Dade
Commissioner Dennis Moss's
office, City of Homestead
Mayor Roscoe Warren and
other dignitaries will deliver
remarks. Other invitees
include NHS Board Members,
staff from area community
development corporations and

project architect
Robert Nelson.
Arden Shank, NHS
Executive Director,
stated: "This is a
momentous occasion.
I am pleased that
Housing Services
acquired these eight
lots from the City of
Homestead. Affordable


housing will now
become a reality for eight low
income families in the City of
The Homestead ground-
breaking will take place at
637 SW 7th Street. For fur-

ther information, call
Housing Services
(NHS) is a nonprofit
"one-stop shop" that
turns housing dreams
into a reality by pro-
viding affordable
housing and neigh-
borhood revitalization
'REN services throughout
Miami-Dade County.
Sponsored in part by Miami-
Dade Housing Agency, the free
services and classes are con-
ducted in English, Spanish
and Creole, through our part-
nership with Little Haiti

Housing Association.
Distinctive in its lending serv-
ices, NHS offers a comprehen-
sive set of training and lending
options for first-time home-
A certified NeighborWorks
Homeownership Center,
Neighborhood Housing
Services is also a chartered
member of the
NeighborWorks network, a
nationwide network of 245
trained and certified communi-
ty development organizations
at work in more than 4,400
communities across America.
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whether to access capital from a
bank and acquiring tools to com-
pete in the global market like
learning a second language.
"One of the things that we're
going to do . is offer a Spanish
class every week," Vangates said.
"It's not a bad thing to learn a sec-
ond language. In every other coun-
try in the world, it's almost expect-
ed . if you want to compete in
the global market." And because a
signifi''atiit ''aiiiibunt' of" business
happefts a sIathe golf!e'o'rti ? the
BBI will be offering a golf clinic.
Vangates said the BBI does not
plan to compete with existing pro-
grams that exist to serve Black
businesses. "The businesses need
so much help; they need all of our
One of the programs that she
plans to speak to in the very near
future is The Miami Dade Chamber
of Commerce, also known as 'The
Black Chamber.' Vangates said she
plans to meet with Bill Diggs,
MDCC president, within the next
few weeks to explore partnership
Vangates will head the BBI for the
next year. Her top three goals dur-
ing her tenure include listening .to
Black businesses, developing pro-
grams based on what she learns
from them and implementing the
programs realistically.
Ultimately, she said, helping

Black businesses to turn a profit is
the priority. She said the make-up
of the committee will prove benefi-
cial. "I sit on the Board of directors
for Total Bank. When someone
needs access to equity, I can call on
my bank," Vangates said, "They
may not be ready but can you share
with them how to get ready." She
added, "[BBI committee member]
Alex Fraser owns his own mortgage
financing company; you can sit
down with him and learn the bene-
fit of what he's experienced."
Vangates also wants to see a dif-
ferent type of networking occur
amronIg Black businesses. "Network
together and not over drinks. Make
it a real networking opportunity,"
she said.
The mother of one said an effec-
tive networking opportunity should
result in a meeting to sell a product
or to help establish an important
relationship. "Time out for the
social hour," she said.
Vangates takes on a solemn tone
when she speaks about her mission
for the BBI.
"I'm from this community and I
believe in this community and I
want to see our businesses do well,"
she said.
Her family has resided in Liberty
City for over 40 years. She wants
them to see progress. Vangates
said, "I take my daughter to college
next week. When she comes back
in five years, I want her to see a dif-
ference. This has to be about creat-
ing generational wealth."


PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT a meeting of the 3rd Avenue
Streetscape Committee of the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will take place at 6:30PM on Tuesday, July
11, 2006, at the offices of the CRA located at 49 NW 5th Street, Suite 100,
Miami, Florida.

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

Frank K. Rollason
(#15751) Executive Director, SEOPW CRA


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.


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 1Aconcession 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 toh'the:i",
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: 4200 NW 36th St., Bldg. 5A, 4th Floor,
Miami, FL 33122
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 025504, Miami, FL
E-mail Address:
Telephone No.: (305) 869-3883
Facsimile No.: (305) 876-8068


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NEW DELHI Quacomm Inc. says it may use
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apparent move to counter demands for a cut in its
royalty rates.
Qualcomm, the San Diego-based wireless tech-
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The people have spoken and Microsoft has
respondedwithanupdated version f its contro-
versial Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) soft-
ware-verification program. The new version is
designed to address privacy concerns and let PC
users remove the application from their
machines, should they desire to do so.
The controversy started when Microsoft
launched a version of the WGA tool in April as
part of its Genuine Software initiative to fight
rampant Windows piracy. The two
ponents of the software are WGA Validation and
WGA Notifications.
Once installed, WGA Validation checked
whether a copy of Windows XP was legitimate. If
the tool determined that the software was pirat-
ed, WGA Notifications directed users to a
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of using genuine Windows software."
Accusations of Spyware
The complaints centered on the software bear-
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that the tool attempted to contact Microsoft
every time the PC was booted, even on Windows
XP systems that the software had confirmed as
In the latest version of the software, certain
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instructions on how to remove WGA
"Microsoft presented this as something trans-
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As Google attempts to boost its already lofty
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At least two merchants, Starbucks Corp. and, that have signed up for Google's new
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Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of bids, which can
be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management (DPM),
from our Website: Vendors may choose to
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Interested parties may also visit or call:

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

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

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

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SCOPE OF SERVICES: Miami-Dade County, ref
the Miami-Dade County .Aviation Department,
Proposals from qualified and responsible ehtitie!
manage and operate the luggage cart concessi
International Airport (MIA). MDAD has a respons
vide practical, economical, reliable, and attractive
services at a reasonable price to its customers a
revenues from this service. The Luggage Cart
Program includes furnishing, installing, operating
and maintaining the luggage cart management
and carts at 70 locations at MIA. Interested Prop
possess industry expertise and have financial stre
cessfully operate a luggage cart concession at
The term of any agreement issued as a result of
luggage cart concession services is five (5) ye
option of one (1) two (2) year extension at the sole

Conference will be held on Tuesday July 11, 20
A.M. (local time) at Miami-Dade Aviation Depa
N.W. 36TH, Street, Bldg. 5A, 4th Floor, Miami
Conference Room "F", for all interested parties, a
recommended, but not mandatory. Any chain
Request for Proposals will be' by written"add'e'ndur

tional information or clarifications must be made i
sent via email and/or fax to the Contracting Officer
no later than close of business twenty one (21) ca
prior to the original proposal due date. The reque
tain the RFP number and title, Proposer's nan
Proposer's contact person, address, phone numl
simile number.

PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS: Prospective Propos
chase Proposal Documents on and after June 21
the Office of Contracts Administration, Miami-D
Department, Building 5A, 4200 N.W. 36th Stree
Miami, Florida 33122, Contracting Officer Anal
Telephone Number (305) 876-7048, Facsimile N
876-8068, by payment of Fifty Dollars ($50.00)
able) per set, check only, made payable to the
Aviation Department (MDAD). Each Proposer sl
contact person, an address, telephone and fax nur
purpose of contact during the proposal submittal
Proposals shall be submitted as set'forth in the

mitted on 8 1/2" X 11" paper, neatly typed on one s
normal margins and spacing. The origina
Proposer's Questionnaire Form and Append
Proposal Schedule must not be bound. The unbou
originals along with 10 bound copies (a total of
received by the submittal due date specified herei
cover of the RFP. The Proposer will submit
Technical Proposal with the 10 bound copies
lope and the original price Proposal with 10 boun(
separate envelope. The Proposer will insert bot
into a single sealed envelope or container stating
side the Proposer's name, address, telephone
RFP number, RFP title, and submittal due date to:

Clerk of the Board
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 20
Miami, FL 33128-1983

Hand-carried Proposals may be delivered to the at
ONLY between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p
through Friday. Please note that Proposals are
Office of the Clerk of the Board on the date and at
cated in the advertisement and on the cover of th
office of the Clerk of the Board is closed on holiday
by the County. Proposers are responsible for ir
commercial delivery service, if used, of all deli
ments and for ensuring that the required address
appears on the outer wrapper or envelope used b


PROPOSAL DUE DATE: Proposals for the pr
nated above will be received for and on beha
Dade County, by the Office of the Clerk unt
August 3, 2006 or as may be modified by addend
time the names of the Proposers will be read al'

book than an entry-
level model.
One of the newest
chip technologies now
making its way into
portable design is 64-
bit architecture. Intel
has yet to release a
64-bit microprocessor
for notebooks, but
AMD's 1.8-GHz
Turion 64 Mobile

Technology ML-32
chip is becoming all
the rage both in
laptops and desktops.
It is superfast and
works nicely with the
generous 1 GB of
RAM (expandable to 2
The 15.4-inch,
widescreen LCD,
which has a maxi-

mum; resolution of
1,280 x 768 pixels,
impresses due to an
antireflective technol-
ogy called Ultrabright.
Graphics are similarly
well done thanks to an
ATI Radeon Xpress
200M chipset, some-
thing we see regularly
in the better lower-end

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

presented by RFP documents). The County reserves the right to postpone
is seeking or cancel the proposal opening at any time prior to the submit-
s desiring to tal due date. Proposers are invited to be present. Proposals
on at Miami received after the time and date specified will! not be consid-
sibility to pro- ered, and will be returned unopened.
luggage cart
and to obtain PROPOSAL BOND GUARANTY: Each Proposal shall be
Concession accompanied by a proposal guaranty deposit (the "Guaranty
g, managing, Deposit") of $5,000 (five thousand dollars) which shall be in
units (CMU) the form of a cashier's check, treasurers check,1 irrevocable let-
osers should ter of credit, or bank draft drawn on any state dr national bank
ength to suc- ONLY, payable to Miami-Dade County, Florida, or a Proposal
Sthe Airport. Bond Guaranty included as Appendix E. The form of Proposal
this RFP for Bond Guaranty and the requirements of the surety are includ-
ears with an ed in the RFP documents. No other form of deposit will be
discretion of accepted.

Proceeds of checks, if submitted as the Guaranty Deposit will
Pre-proposal be deposited by the County into an appropriate County account
)06, at 10:00 and will be held by the County, without interest to the Proposer,
rtment 4200 until the Selected Proposer has been awarded !an Agreement.
,FL 33122,
attendance is CONE OF SILENCE: Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the6
nges to the County Code and Administrative Order 3-27 ("Cone of Silence
m. Provisions"), as amended, a "Cone of Silence" is imposed Uipon':
RFPs, RFQs, or bids after advertisement and terminates at the
tests for addi- time the County Manager issues a written recommendation to
n writing and the Board of County Commissioners. The Cone of Silence
Sfor this RFP, prohibits communication regarding RFPs, IFQs, or bids
ilendar days between: A) potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lob-
ast must con- byists or consultants and the County's professional staff includ-
ne, name of ing, but not limited to, the County Manager and the County
ber, and fac- Manager's staff; B) a potential vendor, service provider, bidder,
lobbyist, or consultant and the Mayor, County Commissioners
or their, respective staffs; C) the Mayor, County Commissioners
;ers may pur- or their respective staffs and any member of the County's pro-
0, 2006 from fessional staff including, but not limited to, the Qounty Manager
ade Aviation and the County Manager's staff; D) a potential vendor, service
at, 4th Floor, provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant and any member of the
laria Saks, selection committee assigned to this Solicitation; E) the Mayor,
umber (305) County Commissioners or their respective staifs and member
(non-refund- of the selection committee assigned to this Solicitation; F) any
Miami-Dade member of the County's professional staff and !any member of
hall furnish a the selection committee therefore.
mbers for the
process. All Section 2.11.1(t) of the County Code and Administrative
Request for 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 procure-
nust be sub- ment officer responsible for administering the procure-
ide only, with ment process for such RFP, RFQ, or bid, provided that the
Il Proposal, communication is limited strictly to matters of process or
ix B, Price procedure already contained in the corresponding solicita-
nd one-sided tion document.
11) must be
n and on the The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply to oral com-
the original munications at pre-proposal conferences, |oral presenta-
in one enve- tions before selection committees, contract negotiations
d copies in a during any duly noticed public meetings, public presenta-
:h envelopes tions made to the Board of County Commissioners during
g on the out- any duly noticed public meeting, or communications in
number, the 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
2 via e-mail to the Clerk of the Board at
CLERKBCC@MIAMIDADE.GOV. The Contracting Officer
shall respond in writing and file a copy with the Clerk of
above address the Board, which shall be made available to any person
.m., Monday upon request.
due at the
the time indi- In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation of
e RFP. The the Cone of Silence Provisions by any proposer and bidder
ays observed shall render any RFP award, RFQ award, or bid award void-
nforming any able. Any person having personal knowledge of a violation of
very require- the Cone of Silence provisions shall report such violation to
s information the State Attorney and/ or may file a complaint with the Ethics
iy such serv- Commission. Proposers should reference the actual Cone of
Silence Provisions for further clarification. All Proposers will
be notified in writing when the County Manager makes an
POSALS TO award recommendation to the Board of County
'HE STATED Commissioners.
YANY MAIL, (ACDBE): The County has established an ACDBE specific
G THE U.S. goal of 20% percent of gross revenues. The ACDBE overall
"NCE. goal can be achieved either through the Proposer being an
ACDBE itself, a partnership or joint venture, or subcontracting
oject desig- a percentage of gross revenues.
lf of Miami-



i J l 5 11 2006


wlr MacRi f t Why rent when you can own your home?5
%w W as a- a ft d of Why rent when you can own your home?

continued from 8D

To find the loan program
That is right for you, your
mortgage consultant will need
to evaluate your monthly
household income, current
S- assets and savings, as well as
W any monthly obligations you
may have for credit card pay-
ments, car payments, child
"Copyrighted Material support, etc. These prequalifi-
cation factors, along with the
Syndicate d C ntent report of your credit store, will
y determine how much you can
afford and what interest rate
Available from Commercial News Providers" you will pay for financing. It is


also important to let your
mortgage consultant know
what your future goals are,
because this will help narrow
down which loan option is the
best fit for your long-term
There are many different
types of loan programs avail-
able, including "low" and "no"
down payment mortgage pro-
grams. These types of pro-
grams require the borrower to
provide less than three per-
cent of the loan amount as
down payment. FHA lenders
rule that the mortgage pay-
ment, including principal,

interest, taxes and insurance
(PITI) should not exceed 31
percent of your gross income
and the PITI plus long-term
debt (car, payments, etc.)
should not exceed 43 percent
of your gross income.
Housing is an expense that
takes a big bite out of the
monthly budget. If you are a
renter and feel that "home" is
more than just someplace to
hang your hat, think about
the advantages of purchasing
real estate. It may be time to
step into building your per-
sonal net worth as a home

Treat church like a banking institution

continued from 6D

basket, but he knew who to
call and how to get help for his
team. This is exactly what
leaders do. Pastors must align
themselves with the right
financial advisors to help
them accomplish their goals.
The church can act like a bor-
rower and the members take
the role as the lender (bank).
The members lend the church
$100,000 dollars and the
church pays the members
back with interest just like
they would get from a bank or
a credit union. If the banks
are paying members two per-
cent interest, the church can
pay the members four percent,
therefore the member is much
better off lending money to the
place that provides spiritual
guidance and support to
them. :
Furthermore, the more that
the members give and support
the church, the church takes
part of the money and pays

the interest payments. Ok,
let's slow down a minute. How
many members can afford to
pay $1,000 dollars or more?
And if you don't have a thou-
sand dollars, what's the least
or the minimum that a mem-
ber can invest? Well, the mini-
mum for a church bond is
$250, so if you don't have a
thousand dollars you still can
Using our example, 10 mem-
bers that contribute $5,000
dollars each ($50,000) and 25
members that contribute
$1,000 dollars each ($25,000)
for a total of 35 members
investing $75,000 dollars,
that leaves 65 members who
need to invest in order to meet
the goal of raising $100,000
dollars. Twenty (20) of the 65
members say they don't have
the money to contribute any-
thing (they pay for their cable
TV). Therefore,. the balance of
$25,000 dollars has to come
from the last 45 members, if
10 members invest $750 dol-
lars each ($7,500) and 35

members invest $500 dollars
each, the goal is accom-
plished. What a beautiful
Black folks are pooling their
money together like other
nationalities and achieving a
common goal and the best
part about church bonds is,
the members are investing in
something that they know and
believe in. Plus they're going
to get their money back with
interest at some future time
depending on how long each
member agreed to. It's like
having a bank CD (certificate
of deposit) only unlike a bank
CD, the members know exact-
ly where the money is going
and what it's being used for.
Next week we'll discuss more
on church bonds and the
interest they pay. Each
Saturday morning from 8-9am
join me for a live discussion to
talk about this article and
other financial issues, tune in,
to WTPS (The Peoples Station)
Next week, more on money.

The difference between a job and a career

continued from 6D

next big step in your career,
weigh it in terms of how it sat-
isfies you both personally and
financially," says Adams.
"The most meaningful work is
work that allows a person to
express his or her authentic
self." She offers some sugges-
tions for recent graduates:
Decide what you want out of
your career and draw up a plan

"on paper."
Articulate and map out what
you have to offer potential
Use your personal connec-
tions with professors, business
associates and even your par-
ents' friends in order to promote
your value and expand your
Continually emphasize your
To the question "How success-
ful do you want to be?" Adams

and Pometto say: "You decide."
The future is literally in the
hands of our graduating stu-
dents and it will be up to them
to decide where they want to go
from here. "While parents,
peers, teachers and 'mentors
may have had [the] opportunity
to encourage you to develop to
certain preferences, skills and
interests, you are ultimately the
one that will need to address the
barriers that prevent success
from happening," says Adams.



Miami-Dade County, as represented by the Miami-Dade Office of the Citizens' Transportation Trust, is
soliciting proposals to provide financial consulting, strategic planning, financial sensitivity analyses on
transit and transportation operations, and other financial planning initiative services for the Citizens'
Transportation Trust.

The County anticipates awarding a contract for a three (3) year period plus two (2), one (1) year options
to renew at the County's sole discretion.

There is a 25% Small Business Enterprise (SBE) contract measure for this RFQ. Please refer to Section
1.7 of the RFQ document for SBE requirements.

The RFQ solicitation package, which will be available starting June 29. 2006, can be obtained at no
cost on-line at The package can also be obtained through the County's
Vendor Assistance Unit at (305) 375-5773, Department of Procurement Management, 111 NW 1st
Street, Suite 1300, Miami, FL 33128-1974 at a cost of $10.00 for each solicitation package and an addi-
tional $5.00 fee for a request to receive the solicitation package through the United States Postal
Service. For your convenience, we now accept VISA and MasterCard.

A Pre-Proposal Conference is scheduled for July 7. 2006 at 2:00 p.m. (local time) at 111 NW 1st Street,
18th Floor, Conference Room 18-3, Miami, FL. Attendance is recommended, but not mandatory. The
Contracting Officer for this RFQ is Alberto J. Safille, who can be reached at asafill@miamidade.aov
or (305) 375-3507. If you need a sign language interpreter or materials in accessible format for this
event please call Maria Carballeira, DPM ADA Coordinator, at (305) 375-1530 at least five days in

Deadline for submission of proposals is July 20. 2006, at 2:00 p.m. (local time), at Miami-Dade
County, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202,
Miami, Florida 33128-1983. This RFQ is subject to the County's Cone of Silence Ordinance 98-


Request for Proposals No. 0307
Health and Support Services for
Persons Living with HIVIAIDS
Miami-Dade County is soliciting proposals to disburse funds allocated to this metropolitan area via the Ryan White
Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (C.A.R.E.) Act, Title I HIV Emergency Relief Program.
Experienced public or private (not-for-profit) providers of health and support services are needed to provide the following
services to low-income, underserved persons living with HIV/AIDS: 1) outpatient medical care; 2) prescription drugs; 3) dental
care; 4) case management; 5) substance abuse counseling residential; 6) substance abuse counseling -outpatient; 7) mental
health therapy/counseling; 8) outreach services; 9) food bank; 10) health insurance services; 11) psychosocial support
services; 12) home delivered meals; 13) legal assistance; 14) home health care; 15) day care services; 16) transportation
services (vans); and 17) transportation vouchers.
Experienced public or private (not-for-profit) providers of health and support services are also needed to provide service
specifically targeted to low-income, underserved minority populations living with HIV/AIDS. These services are funded
separately using federal Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) resources: 1) outpatient medical care; 2) prescription drugs; 3) case
management; 4) substance abuse counseling residential: and 5) outreach services.
Interested parties may obtain a copy of the Request for Proposals [NO. 0307], which will be available after 1:00 P.M., Monday,
July 10, 2006, by calling or visiting the Miami-Dade County Office of Strategic Business Management, Ryan White Title I
Program, 111 NW 1st Street, 22nd Floor, Miami, Florida 33128, (305) 375-4742 or by downloading all files from the Miami-
Dade County Ryan White Title I Program web site after registering as a potential proposer at The. deadline for submission of proposals is 2:00 P.M. (E.S.T.),
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at the Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, 111 N.W. 1st
Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983.
A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held from 10:00 A.M. to Noon on Monday, July 17, 2006 at the Miami-Dade Main Library,
101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130. Attendance at the Pre-Proposal Conference is strongly recommended. In
order to maintain a fair and impartial competitive process, the County can only answer questions at the Pre-Proposal
Conference and must avoid private communication with prospective proposers during the proposal preparation and evaluation
period. This RFP is subject to the Cone of Silence Ordinance 02-3.
Miami-Dade County is not liable for any cost incurred by the proposer in responding to this RFP, and it reserves the right to
modify or amend the proposal deadline schedule if it is deemed necessary and in the best interest of Miami-Dade County. The
County also reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive any minor technicalities or irregularities, and
to award the contracts in the best interest of Miami-Dade County.
The contact person for this RFP, Ms. Theresa Fiafio, Program Director, Ryan White Title I Program, may be contacted
at (305) 375-4742.



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Local business honored

continued from 5D

skills, but also allows potential
employees to feel comfortable with
the office and motivated to join our
team. EAC is always aggressively
recruiting potential new hires to
continue the firm's diverse culture
and commitment to client service,"
said Rick Crooks, President of EAC
Consulting, Inc.
Striving to satisfy client needs by
providing innovative engineering
solutions is EAC's mission, but not
without protecting the public's
interest and well being. As part of
the firm's mission to further com-
munity involvement and civic lead-
ership, EAC actively participates
in civic and professional organiza-
tions in the community.
EAC's president, Rick Crooks,
plays a major role in the firm's
community involvement and has
been acknowledged by a number

of organizations and also received
a Certificate of Appreciation by
retired Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Barbara Carey-
Shuler for his efforts.
"EAC is proud to contribute to
the region's rich diversity. This
recognition is in no way a means
to an end, rather an incentive to
continue as a company which
strongly values equality and the
community," said Crooks.
EAC Consulting, Inc. provides
engineering consulting services for
infrastructure improvements and
development projects. The firm's
areas of expertise include trans-
portation, civil and structural
engineering, program manage-
ment and construction services.
EAC maintains a staff of 85 pro-
fessionals in its Florida offices
located in Miami-Dade, Broward,
Palm Beach and Orange counties
and can be found online at

Arcola Lakes government complex

continued from 5D

area is ready for an injection of eco-
nomic development; public safety,
cultural and informational
resources and child care facilities
are essential to attracting potential
investors. This project will be a huge
benefit for Arcola Lakes, Northside
and surrounding areas."
The complex is being developed at
a cost of $20 million and will provide
a new facility for the Northside
Police Station, now located in a
leased facility at 2950 N.W. 83rd
Street, the Community Action
Agency, and one of ten new, state-
of-the-art libraries being built
across the county.
The proposed Head Start will be
the County's 57th facility providing
low-income families and children
with education in early childhood
development programs, nutritional

health programs, disability servic-
es and social services. It will serve
more than 200 children from the
surrounding communities.
The new 35,000-square foot
police station will provide more
work space than the current sta-
tion, include a vehicle mainte-
nance area and mirror the contem-
porary design of the Police
Department's Miami Gardens sta-
While the police station and the
Head Start facility are being fund-
ed by Government Obligation
Bonds, the new library is being
funded by the Miami-Dade Public
Library System's aggressive
Capital Improvement Plan. The
Arcola Lakes library will be a one-
story, 75,000-square foot building
on two acres of land. It will provide
needed library services and pro-
grams to this under-served com-
munity of Miami-Dade County.

Verizon Wireless and Palm

introduce new smart phone

continued from 7D

Connect, which turns their new
smartphone into a wireless
Verizon Wireless customers using
the Treo 700p have the benefit of
Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess
service which runs on the
nation's most award- winning wire-
less broadband network to send
and receive data.
With the wireless broadband con-
nection, customers can get access
to broadband-like speeds while out
of the office or on the road. Today,
BroadbandAccess covers more
than 150 million Americans and
offers average download speeds of
400-700 kilobits per second.
The Palm Treo 700p from Verizon
Wireless offers the following fea-
tures that help businesses and
mobile professionals increase pro-
Support for Wireless Sync to
provide the convenience of push e-
mail and easy access to personal
information-management tools,
such as contacts and calendar, as
well as enterprise tools, such as
device management and file syn-
chronization; Enough memory to
manage business and personal dig-
ital needs in one place with 128MB
of memory 60MB of dedicated
user storage; Intel XScale tech-
nology-based processor;
A 1.3-megapixel camera and
camcorder, offering four times the

resolution of a VGA camera;
Exceptional phone functionality,
including personalized ring tones
for various categories of callers and
the ability to respond to a call with
text messaging;
New voice-memo application,
which can be used to create custom
ring tones, add voice annotations to
photos or simply record a memo;
Enhanced e-mail and messaging
capabilities, including better
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
ActiveSync support, which now
includes contact sync in addition to
e-mail and calendar, as well as
threaded SMS/MMS messages in a
single chat view and out-of-the-box
support for Yahoo, AOL and Gmail;
Smarter, faster Web browsing
using a new' and improved version
of the award-winning Blazer brows-
Full PDF support using DataViz
Documents To Go Version 8.0,
which also offers native support for
Microsoft Word, Excel and
PowerPoint(R); and
The fast, friendly and familiar
Palm OS(R) platform, Version 5.4.9.
"The Palm Treo 700p is the
newest addition to our extensive
line of devices for business cus-
tomers and mobile professionals,
giving them yet another choice that
will help them stay competitive and
productive in today's fast-paced
business environment," said John
Stratton, vice president and chief
marketing officer for Verizon


PROJECT NAME: MIA Fire Upgrades Security And
Communication Rooms (10 Rooms)


Sealed Bids for the project designated above will be received
for and in behalf of Miami-Dade County, by the Office of the
Clerk, in the Stephen P. Clark Center, Suite 17-202, 111 N.W.
Ist Street, Miami, Florida, 33128 until 1:00 P.M. July 26. 2006
or as modified by addendum, at which time all Bids will be
taken to a room to be designated by the Clerk of the Board in
said Stephen P. Clark Center. Bids are to be submitted in two
envelopes. Bids received after the time and date specified will
not be considered. Envelopes A of Bids, containing only the
Schedule of Intent Affidavit(s) will be publicly opened and the
names of the Bidders read aloud. Upon notification by the
Department of Business Development, bidders may correct
defects on the Schedule of Intent Affidavit(s) within forty-eight
(48) hours after bid submission. Envelopes B of Bids, contain-
ing all of the remaining bidding documents, from Bidders that
have not been rejected as not responsive will be opened pub-
licly and read aloud forty-eight (48) hours after the bid submis-
sion date and non-responsive bids will not be opened. Bidders
are invited to be present at each opening. The County
reserves the right to postpone or cancel the bid opening at any
time prior to the scheduled opening of bids.

existing automatic fire sprinkler water system for a clean agent
fire suppression system (inergen gas) to be installed in the
security and communication rooms. (10 Rooms). The inergen
gas cylinders will be stored in adjacent lockers, cabinets, or
rooms, located at Miami International Airport. for Miami-Dade
Aviation Department, the Owner.

BID DOCUMENTS: The Miami-Dade Aviation Department will
make the Bid Documents available, on June 28, 2006, for
inspection by individuals by appointment only, on business
days during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dade Aviation
Consultants, 4200 N.W. 36th Street, Building 5A, Suite 200,
Miami, Florida, 33142. Interested parties are to schedule an
appointment to review the Bid Documents through Mr. Ram6n
Betancourt. (305) 876-0610. The duration of each appoint-
ment will not exceed two (2) hours. However, the Department
may schedule additional time slots (not to run consecutively
with the original appointment), if available. At the time of the
appointment, and prior to any Bid Document review, interested
parties will be required to present current, government issued,
picture identification (e.g., Driver's License, United States
Passport), documentation that they are licensed architect, engi-
neer, or contractor who may perform work on or related to MIA
- Fire Upgrades Security And Communication Rooms (10
Rooms and sign a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will be pro-
vided and notarized, certifying that the company and each
authorized employee agrees, that in accordance with Florida
Statutes 119.071(3)(b) and one or more of the following
Florida Statutes, 281.301 and 331.22, to maintain the infor-
mation contained in the Bid Documents as being exempt from
the provision of Florida Statute 119.07(1) and 24(a), Article
I of the State Constitution. The Confidentiality Affidavit will be
signed prior to any review of the Bid Documents. In addition,
interested parties are advised that individuals will be monitored
while reviewing these documents. Interested parties may take
notes, however, no photographs and/or copying of the docu-
ments will be allowed.

The Bid Documents can be purchased at
as follows:

1. Non-refundable Payment of $64.00 for each set of Bid
2. Refundable Deposit of $1,000 for each set of Bid Documents

The non-refundable payment shall be by any type of check, or
money order, only, and made payable to the Miami Dade
Aviation Department. The refundable deposit shall be by
Cashier's or Certified check or money order, only, and made
payable to the Miami Dade Aviation Department. Each repre-
sentative that purchases a set of the Bid Documents must pres-
ent a current, government issued, picture identification (e.g.,
Driver's License, United States Passport), documentation that
they are licensed architect, engineer, or contractor who may
perform work on or related to the Checkpoints Security Screen
Enclosures and be authorized to sign a Confidentiality Affidavit,
which will be provided and notarized, certifying that the compa-
ny and each authorized individual agrees, that in accordance
with Florida Statutes 119.071(3)(b) and one or more of the fol-
lowing Florida Statutes, 281.301 and 331.22, to maintain
the information contained in the Bid Documents as being
exempt from the provision of Florida Statute 119.07(1) and
24(a), Article I of the State Constitution. Each interested
.Bidder shall, at the time of Bid Document pickup, furnish an
address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address for the
purpose of contact during the bidding process. A business
card with all of this information will suffice.

All Bid Documents, including any copies made, shall be
returned to the same location where they were purchased. All
agencies that timely return the Bid Document will have their
deposit returned. Those Bidders that purchase Bid
Documents, but elect not to participate in the bidding process
are also required to return all copies of the Bid Documents to
the location of purchase. Failure to return the Bid Documents
and copies made to the location of purchase within five (5)
working days after the Bid Due Date may be reported to a Law
Enforcement Investigating Authority and will forfeit the deposit.
Furthermore, Bidders that fail to return Bid Documents shall not
be allowed to participate in future Confidential solicitations until
such time that the firm has taken corrective actions that are sat-
isfactory to Miami Dade County. The purchaser of the Bid
Documents shall be required to certify that they have returned
all original Bid Documents plus any copies and they have not
retained any copies.

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

PRE-BID CONFERENCE: The Miami-Dade Aviation

Department will hold a Pre-Bid Conference and Site Inspection
at 10:00 a.m. on July 10, 2006 at 4200 N. W. 36th Street.
Miami. FL. Building 5A. fourth (4th) floor, in Conference
Room F of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, for all inter-
ested parties. Attendance will be limited to two (2) representa-
tives per firm. A site inspection will be provided by the
Miami-Dade Aviation Department immediately after the
meeting. No other Site Inspections will be provided by the
Miami-Dade Aviation Department. It is the policy of Miami-
Dade County to comply with all the requirements of the


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For sign language,
interpreter services, material in accessible format, other special
accommodations, or airport-related ADA concerns, please con-
tact the MDAD Office of ADA Coordination at (305) 876-0856.


Contract Measures for this Project is (are): 0


The Community Workforce Goal for this Project is: 0

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


1) The Miami-Dade County Responsible Wages Ordinance.

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

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

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

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

The Contractor's compliance with the Executive Order and the
regulations in 41CFR Part 60-4 shall be based on its implemen-
ta tion of the Equal Opportunity Clause, specific affirmative
action obligations required by the specifications set forth in
41CFR 60-4.3(a), and its efforts to meet the goals established
for the geographical area where the Contract resulting from this
solicita tion is to be performed. The hours of minority and
female employ ment and training must be substantially uniform
throughout the length of the Contract, and in each trade, and
the Contractor shall make a good faith effort to employ minori-
ties and women evenly on each of its projects. The transfer of
a minority or female employee or trainee from Contractor to
Contractor or from project to project for the sole purpose of
meeting the Contractor's goals shall be a violation of the
Contract, the Executi e' Order and the regula6tibns in, 4'1CFR
Part 60-4. Compli ance with the goals will be measured
against the total work hours performed.

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

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

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

The provisions of Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-
11.1(t) do not apply to oral communications at pre-bid con-
ferences, oral presentations before selection committees,
oral communications with the Contracting Officer, as pub-
lished by the Department of Business Development in their
weekly Cone of Silence Project Information Report, for
administering the procurement process, provided the com-
munication is limited strictly to matters of process or proce-
dures, Contract negotiations during any duly noticed public
meetings, public presentations made to the Board of County
Commissioners during any duly noticed public meeting or
communications in writing at any time unless specifically
prohibited by the applicable RFP, RFQ, or bid document.
Bidders or proposers must file a copy of any written commu-
nication with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made
available to any person upon request. The County shall
respond in writing and file a copy with the Clerk of the
Board, which shall be made available to any person upon

In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation
of Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-11.1(t) by any bidder
or proposer shall render any RFP award, RFQ award, or bid

award voidable. Any person having personal knowledge of a
violation of this Ordinance shall report such violation to the
State Attorney and/or may file a complaint with the Ethics
Commission. Bidders or Proposers should reference the
actual Ordinance for further clarification.

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


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



(Deadline for Reauest for additional information/clarification: 7/10/06)

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


Joe Arriola
City Manager

AD NO. 10293 .
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Business Rentals
Beauty Salon
Booths for rent, located in
Miami Gardens.
For more information, call
Unfurnished Rooms
Room for rent, one person.
SFurnished Rooms
1722 N.W. 77th Street
Clean, private, secure and
verifiable income. $95 week-
ly. Call 305 254 6610.
1845 NW 50th Street
$120 weekly, with air, $240
to move in.
Call 786-317-2104 or
2362 N.W. 61 Street
Call for information.
6233 N.W. 22nd Court
Clean room, quiet area, utilit-
ies included. $110 weekly,
$330 move in. 786-277-2693
For one person, $425 month-
ly. Call 305-653 8954 or
1500 N.W. 74th Street .
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, air, use of kitchen, plus
more. Call 305-835-2728.
Private entry, utilities includ-
ed, $585 monthly.
4915 N.W. 182nd Street
Call 305-308-0223
between 8 a.m. 8 p.m.
101 N.E. 78th Street
Two and three bedrooms,
one bath, $850 and $875
monthly, with parking. Sec-
tion 8 welcome!!
'Call 786-326-7424
1087 N.W. 52 Street
Two bedroom, one bath,
must show proof of income.
Rev. Miller. 305-758-4517
1205 NW 58th Street
One bedroom, one bath, all
appliances included. $500
monthly Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-277-0632
1259 N.W. 58th Terrace
One bedroom recently
painted, new appliances
and cabinets, first floor,
$550 monthly.
Call 954-885-9641.
14100 N.W. 6th Court
Huge one bedroom, one
bath, with central air, in quiet
area. $700 monthly!
Raciel Cruz: 305-213-5013
14460 N.W. 22nd Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$550 stove, refrigerator,

2571 E. Superior Street
Two bedroom, $1400 moves
you in, $700 monthly
3301 N.W. 51st Street
One bedroom, one bath with
utilities included and air.
$1200 moves you in.
One bedroom, one bath, tile
floors, new carpet, very clean
with new appliances. $525
monthly. Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-519-8208
4992 N.W. 18th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$1000, $2000 to move in.
Louis at 305-632-2426
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
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
month. Call Joel
One and two bedrooms.,
from $420-$495 monthly.
Free water, security bars and
iron gate doors.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street or
Call 305-638-3699
Capital Rental Agency
1497 NW 7 Street

Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-locka, Brownsville,
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 with air. $800
to move in. $400 monthly.
Call 305-758-2870

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


11620 N.W. 17 Avenue
Three bedroom, one bath,
$1500. 305-305-1184
1850 N.W. 74 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 welcome.
Call Tawanda
5430 N.W. 5th Court
One bedroom and bathroom,
air, security bars with washer
and dryer. $500 monthly.
CALL: 786-277-6602
58 Street and 31 Avenue
Small one bedroom with air,
lights and water. For two
people only.
Call 305-693-9486
645 N.W. 65 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1515 monthly, $1500
deposit, Section 8 OK!
Call 561-699-9679 or
6780 N.W. 4th Avenue
Newly remodeled two bed-
rooms apartment, appliances
included, $950 and up. 305-
688-7559 or 305-335-0689.
7017 NW 4 Court.
Remodeled two bedroom,
one bath duplex with central
air, tiled, new kitchen and
bath. $900 monthly. First,
last, and security. $2700 to
move in. Call Charles:
8180 N.W. 23rd Avenue
Brand new four bedrooms,
two baths.
For more information, call
Under New
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $550 per month, $550
security deposit, $1100 total
to move in. 305-448-4225 or
apply at: 3737 Charles Ter-
Two bedrooms, two baths,
like new, central air. $950
monthly. One bedroom, two
bath $850, monthly.
Call 305-255-5190.
18725 N.W. 62 Avenue
Miami Lakes, two bedroom,
two bath. 305-525-6068
1985 N.W. 5 Place
Four bedrooms, one and a
half baths, newly renovated,
new appliances.
Section 8 only.
Call 305-244-2088
Two bedroom, two bath,
$1100. 954-240-2179
S.W. 220th and 89th Ave.
New, three bedrooms, two
and a half baths, one car
garage, $1500 monthly,
lease option.
Call 954-632-2132

| Houses I
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

1065 N.W. 145th Terrace
Three bedrooms, one baths
.For more information, call

1769 NW 68 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
with central air and tile.
Section 8. Call 305-490-5811

1865 N.W. 45 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1125 monthly, $1600 to
move in. No Section 8.
Call 305-751-6720 or

2340 NW 152 Street
Beautiful four bedrooms, two
baths, central air, covered
parking, tiled floors, master
bedroom with bathroom,
bars. $1400 a month plus
one month security.
Call 305-788-9089

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
3450 N.W. 194 Terrace
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 welcome, $1500
Call Nikki 786-624-0908
3512 N.W. 176 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, bars, family room,
fenced, carport, no Section
8. $1500, $4500 move in.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
837 N.W. 57 Street
Three bedrooms, appliances,
$1450 monthly, first and last.
305-694-9405 or
912 N.W. 46 Street
Spacious three bedrooms,
one bath, hardwood floors,
ceramic tile, central air, and
fenced backyard. $1200
97 N.W. 27 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with all appliances, including
a free 27" flat screen
television, $1200 a month.
Call Joel
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Florida room, fenced yard,
$675 per month, first, last
and security.
786-444-9113 or
786-512-9706 and
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, $1100 monthly,
$2200 to move in.
Call 305-525-3540
Nice house, three bedrooms,
two baths, $1200 monthly,
call: 954-864-8782.
Buy a four bedrooms, two
baths, $43,000! Foreclosures!
For listings
Behind in your rent? 24 hour
notice? Behind in your
mortgage? Call Kathy:
Rent With Option
Three bedroom, one bath,
$1200 per month.
1-800-242-0363, xt. 3644

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

Let us make them for you!
Call Ray 786-488-8617

2705 N.W..200th Terrace
Cute two bedrooms villa
across Stadium,Walmart,
School, Micky.
305 829-0073.

8925 Collins Avenue
Two bedroom, two bath, surf-
side. 954-294-9610

I Houses

1935 N.W. 48th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$164,999, 305-962-6823.
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

Eight bedrooms
Rooming House, Asking
Florida City Beauty
416 N.W. 8 Avenue
Four bedroom, two bath, one
garage, very clean and spa-
cious, tile and carpet,
$260,000. Contact Kimberly:
Mahogany Real Estate

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

Four bedrooms, Only
$43,000. For listings:
800-749-8168 xD046

Free Foreclosure Report
Behind on payments? I
can help! Learn how to
stay in your home.
Call 305-244-9003

$ CASH $
Sell in 24 hours
Call Greg 954-445-5470
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
Need a mortgage? Need to
refinance? No broker fee, no
loan fee! 954-989-8194

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 $500!
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167 xK023

Experienced, ambitious,
go-getters! Better than
average oral and writing
skills. Sales experience a
plus. Starting salary plus
commision. Fax resume
ille 0 lialli Tini'
Attention: Ms. Franklin

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.

Outside Sales
Experienced, ambitious,
gogetters! Better than
average oral skills. Sales
experience and familiar
with Dade and Broward
counties a must. Apply in
person. Contact Ms.
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Make Up To $10 an Hour
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We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail

You must be available
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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


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


OPENING DATE: 2:00 P.M., MONDAY, JULY 24, 2006

(Deadline for Reauest for additional information/clarification: 7/17/06)

A MANDATORY pre-bid conference and site visit will be held on
Tuesday. July 11. 2006 at 10:00 am at GSA. 1390 NW 201 Street. Miami.
FL 33142 and 11:00 am at Marine Stadium Marina. 3501 Rickenbacker
Causeway. Miami. FL 33149. The purpose of this conference is to allow
potential Bidders an opportunity to present questions to staff and obtain
clarification of the requirements of the Bid documentS. It is mandatory that
a representative(s) of the bidders attend in order to qualify to bid.

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


Joe Arriola
City Manager

AD NO. 11148



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