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Edison, Jackson and Central under fire

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Scott Carver breaks ground for new homes

By Brandyss Howard
Twelve families began their journey to homeownership
on Friday as Hope VI held its groundbreaking ceremony
for Scott Carver Projects. Commissioner Dorrin Rolle
thanked sponsors such as Habitat for Humanity,
Hemisphere Bank, WSVN Channel 7, Builders
Association of South Florida and LPR Builders for their
donations and support. During the ceremony, Bank of
America presented Hope VI with a check for $50, 000.
Rolle said he was happy for the new home owners.
"Today is a great day," said Rolle. He also thanked
Cynthia Curry for taking on the project. "We're a little bit
behind, but a change is gonna come. It's called Hope VI
because God is working on it. Hope is still there for the
inner city," said Rolle.
Florida Power and Light partnered up with the project to
provide energy efficient homes to decrease utility bills by
almost 30 percent. Tasha Holmes, one of the new home-
owners, came to tears with joy as she talked about having
a place she will be able to call home in a few months. She
grew up in the neighborhood, but was later displaced
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Commissioner Rolle and a colleague
break ground for Hope VI.

Candidates swarm to Black community

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Liberty City's Friendship
Baptist Church was crowded
with political candidates at its
fifth annual Summer
Luncheon. Candidates made
presentations to the crowd
asking 'for their votes.
Opposing candidates were
applauded for touting their
own campaigns without mak-
ing negative remarks about
their opponents. Directing the
event, attorney Marc Douthit
noted the clean way in which

the candidates made their
pleas for votes.
Judicial hopefuls made up
the largest number of candi-
dates, primarily because the
State Legislature created 55
new judicial positions and
required that those be filled
by election rather than by
Governor Bush. The Florida
Supreme Court recently
approved the election method
by rejecting lawsuits by some
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Dawkins Audrey Edmonson

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State threatens to withhold funds unless principals removed

Public schools and students
in Miami-Dade may be penal-
ized by an August 7 deadline
to change principals at
Central, Edison and Jackson
high schools. State Education
Commissioner John Winn told
Miami-Dade school officials
that the state would begin

withholding $25,417 monthly
from the allocation it receives
from the state unless the
school system complied with
three conditions directed to
increase student test scores.
State officials are demanding
new principals at Central,
Edison and Jackson high



schools, a faculty with a record
of improving test scores and
contracts with parents
explaining what the school will
do to help them achieve aca-
demically. Annually, the
amount of $305,004 is a small
portion of a yearly budget of
three billion dollars and Winn

conceded that the amount is a
symbolic hammer to cause the
district to take action.
Three schools are led by co-
principals Robin Atkins and
Dr. Jerry J. Clay, Jr at Central;
Dr. David Moore and Dr. Jean
E. Teal at Edison; and
Principal Deborah L. Love at

Jackson. State board rules
have requirements for princi-
pals of schools that received an
F grade. Crew's spokesperson,
Joseph Garcia, insisted that
the removal of the principals at
this late date will take more
away from the District than
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Remembering the good old days
Former Miami Times salesman, George Carswell donates an original
1972 edition of The Miami Times to young Garth Reeves in memory
of his mother Minnie Lee Spann (12/05/22 12/12/05). Carswell, who
began selling the paper in 1961, represented his father, James Spann,
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Four decades later, Voting

Rights Act finds new life
Before 1965, in some places in the Deep South,
Blacks who wanted to vote might have been
asked to pay a poll tax, take an impossibly com-
plex literacy test or answer such whimsical questions as:
How many bubbles in a bar of soap? How many jelly
beans in this jar?
So profound are the changes wrought by the 1965
Voting Rights Act that this might seem unimaginable to
anyone who didn't live through it. Today, Blacks and
other minorities are registered, voting and holding office
in impressive numbers. Thanks in part to this one law,
America is a much different and better place.
And yet, efforts to suppress minority voting persist. The
all-white government of tiny Kilmichael, Miss., canceled
town elections in 2001 when it appeared Black candi-
dates might win seats. Citing the Voting Rights Act, the
Justice Department stepped in and Kilmichael eventually
voted, electing its first Black mayor and three Black
Examples such as that one show why the act, set to
lapse next year, is still needed. On Thursday, the House
took the first step toward renewing it, approving the
extension 390-33 acting a year early in part because
the Republican leadership wanted to allay claims that it
was planning to let the law expire. The Senate is expect-
ed to follow suit.
That is cause for celebration, but the events that led up
to passage also leave cause for concern.
After extensive hearings, the House Judiciary
Committee concluded that serious discrimination prob-
lems persist, "more subtle than the visible methods used
in 1965," but pernicious even so. The past two presiden-
tial elections have triggered disputes over minority ballot
access in Florida and Ohio.
Further, renewal came only after attempts were made to
add amendments that would have barred bilingual ballots
and loosened the oversight requirements for places with a
history of discrimination.
The Voting Rights Act is not the place for a backdoor
attempt to make English the nation's sole language. And
while states such as Georgia and Texas resent being
forced to clear any voting rule changes with the Justice
Department, there are troubling signs that this is neces-
Georgia's repeated attempts to require voters to have
photo ID cards have been struck down by various courts
as an undue burden. (At one point, the state planned to
charge for the cards, which a federal judge ruled amount-
ed to a poll tax.) The U.S. Supreme Court recently invali-
dated part of a Texas redistricting plan the high court
said discriminated against Hispanic Americans.
Particularly worrisome is that in both cases, the Justice
Department had signed off on the changes.
Since the civil rights movement ended segregation,
minorities have depended upon a vigorous Justice
Department and courts sensitive to the nation's embar-
rassing racial history to protect their access to the polls.
Congress now appears certain to renew that commit-
ment. The fall elections will test whether the Justice
Department intends to follow through.

Government should seek

real 'terrorists' of Black

Wen one reviews the court documents and other
reports of the extent to which the federal govern-
ment used to find alleged "terrorists" who had no
guns in the non-existent "warehouse district" in Liberty
City, a profound question comes to the mind of those who
have seen children die by the guns of the young murderers
who terrorize the Liberty City and other similar communi-
ties in South Florida. What if the government used its
informants and agents to investigate those who are terror-
izing peaceful residents who live in Liberty City, in the Opa-
locka triangle area and other locations, where the illegal
drug trade functions as an industry for young men? A relat-
ed question is why are they not doing it.

Court documents show that the government used money
and manpower to continue a ruse to continue its case even
though the "terrorist" leader made odd to ludicrous
requests like needing horses in furtherance of plots to blow
up the Sears Tower in Chicago and the FBI office in Miami.
The group appeared not to have enough money to go to
Chicago, as the government's agents provided money to rent
the van to watch the FBI building, as well as the camera
equipment and the money to fly in Batiste's "main man"
from Chicago.

Their defense lawyers will have to do the job of responding
to the government's case. What is appalling to us is that
such resources are used to find people who had presented
no evidence of capacity to harm their neighbors. Yet, those
who have openly shown that they will kill our children, even
as they kill each other, continue to strive. Their history,
their conduct and pattern of living show that they will act

without regard to whoever may be endangered, even chil-
dren in their beds. "Yellow Man," "Red Rock" and the other
street named terrorists have the guns, the reputation, the
drug trade motives and the criminal records.

Just because they are killing each other is no reason the
government should not use the amount of resources of
money and manpower it used to build a case against the
"Miami 7" to protect the community from the daily terrorists
that plagued the Black community even before September
11, 2001.

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An involved community can help save the lives of our youth

Dear Editor,
Like Mayor Shirley Gibson,
Argerine Williams and Poppa
Rolle, I too feel the pain that
is resulting from the sense-
less killings of youth taking
place in our communities.
On the contrary, while our
words and actions are

indicative of our desires to
help stop the violence and
crime and the loss of life in
our communities, I am trou-
It seems that persons of
goodwill are not getting
involved in significant num-
bers. This is most unfortu-
nate, because it is conceiv-

able that some of the persons
of goodwill in our community
know the identities of the
criminals who are commit-
ting these senseless killings
and crimes. Many of the
criminals live among us in
our communities.
People of goodwill must
stand up and take responsi-

bility to help save the com-
munity from the criminal ele-
ment. It must happen. It will
happen. An involved commu-
nity can help save lives by
assisting with the removal of
its criminal undesirables.
Benjamin B. Cowins, Sr.
Miami Gardens


Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

i i Ti J l 19 25 2006




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

Basic campaign information

The present "campaign sea-
son," began even before quali-
fying dates listed below, since
most serious candidates made
their intentions known before
they qualified. Surprise candi-
dates are too often on "ego
trips" or quixotic ventures for
reasons that matter only to
them. Still residents will be
bombarded with promises to
do, promises to do better and
promises not to do. The candi-
dates and those who regulate,
finance and manage cam-
paigns as well as those who
report on campaigns too often
use acronyms, initials or other
short hand references to talk
about essential parts of the

election process. Listed below
are terms and basic informa-
tion that you will hear or read
during this "season." Each can
be a basis for judging a candi-
date and the credibility of indi-
vidual campaigns.

The term most people think
they know, but while one may
announce that he wants to be
elected to an office, one does
not become an official candi-
date until the Campaign
Treasurer and Depository
(bank account) are designated
by filing forms obtained from
the local Supervisor of
Elections office.

This person, who is required
to be a registered voter, has
legal as well as political respon-
sibilities for maintain-
ing and reporting the
finances of the cam-
paign. This must be a
trusted person who is
readily accessible to the
candidate and cam-
paign manager. The
treasurer signs the
campaign checks and
reports, both of which-
must be done timely. BU
Many campaigns have
encountered negative media
reports as well as legal and
political problems developing
from untimely or incomplete
campaign processing of pay-
ments or reports. While some
candidates designate them-
selves as Campaign Treasurer,
the importance of the position
prudently requires that some-
one other than the candidate
stay abreast of the campaign
documents, contributions,

election rules, contracts, media
financial relationships and
other expenditures. Although
the candidate can legally be his
own Treasurer, it is
strongly recommended
that he/she should not
do so.

This person is not
regulated by state law
as is the Treasurer or
the Candidate. Some
candidates even serve
KE as their own campaign
manager. However, few
such candidates have been
successful while doing so and
no county or state office seek-
er in my 30 years of watching
and participating in campaigns
has ever been successful in
any urban area. Although the
Campaign Manager's actions
or inaction may not have the
legal ramifications of the
Treasurer, the Manager's
actions can be disastrous for
the candidate and other cam-

paign supporters.

Because the 2006 Legislature
created several county and
circuit court positions and
required that those posts be
filled by election rather than
appointment, more lawyers
with judicial aspirations are
running than usual because
they do not have to challenge
sitting judges. Also, lawyers
who challenge incumbent
judges and lose have reasons
to fear that their practice and
income may suffer.
Judicial candidates must
campaign differently than
other races; they are not free
to engage in the confronta-
tional issue oriented rhetoric
present in other races.
Election laws and the Code of
Judicial Conduct prohibit
judges from indicating their
personal views on issues that
may come before them in law-
suits. Primarily judicial candi-
dates discuss their back-

grounds, academic and legal
achievements as well as their
supporters. Most seek the
support of the Black lawyers'
organization, The Wilkie D.
Ferguson Bar Association,
named after the late trail-
blazing career and popular
judge. Judges are elected to
six year terms.

This is the first formal act of
campaigning for office.
Qualifying generally requires
filing documents that list
information about the candi-
date, the appointed treasurer
and the bank account set up
to receive campaign contribu-
tions. The qualifying dates for
congressional and judicial
candidates were May. 8 until
noon May 12. The dates for
legislative, county and district
candidates are July 17
through noon Friday, July 21.
The dates for cities and other
districts are determined by
that municipality.

Reginald Clyne, Esq.

Reverend Dozier departure long overdue

Governor Bush appointed
Reverend O'Neal Dozier as a
lay person to the prestigious
Judicial Nominating
Committee. Reverend Dozier
received this appointment,
quite simply because he was
one of the few Black ministers
to support Governor Bush.
The Judicial Nominating
Committee interviews judicial
candidates and makes recom-
mendations to the Governor
by providing a list of selected
candidates. The Governor
then selects a judge from this
list. Reverend O'Neal Dozier, a
conservative Black man,
seems to be attempting to out
conservative the most conser-
vative republicans.
He is openly anti-gay. He
questioned well established
female attorneys with distin-
guished careers on their abil-
ity to perform as judges
because of their family com-
mitments common method of
knocking out women candi-
He questioned people as to
their religious beliefs. A per-
son's religion is not an appro-
priate question to determine
their ability to perform as a
'judge. He in effect asked
every inappropriate question
that could be asked in an
employment interview.
He has made ignorant
statements to the effect that
the U.S. Constitution does
not have any provisions
,regarding the separation of
Church and State. He needs
to read the Constitution. The
first line of the first
Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution states that the
"Congress shall make no law
respecting an establishment
of religion." A man this igno-
rant had no business picking
His latest statements have
finally pushed even Governor
Bush to distance himself.
Reverend Dozier is openly
attacking Islam, calling it a
cult religion and fighting
tooth and nail to prevent a
mosque and day care from
-being built in a Pompano
Beach neighborhood. He
infers that the Moslems are
terrorists, because they want
to build a mosque.
He seemed to overlook the
fact that these same Moslems
have peacefully existed in
Broward County for years and
are simply expanding their
mosque in a new location.
Reverend Dozier should
learn a little more about the
impact Moslems have had in
the Black community. Their
programs have helped
decrease drug usage and
helped to encourage people to
stop a life of crime. Anybody
who can turn young Black
men away from crime and

drug use is someone that we
need in the Black community.
Reverend Dozier needs to
read a Bible. He seems to
have forgotten the statements
of Jesus Christ where he
states that the second great-
est commandment is to "Love
your neighbor as yourself."
Matthew 21:39. He must
have overlooked the passage
where Jesus says "Love your
enemies and pray for those
who persecute you." Matthew
Reverend Dozier reminds
me of another Black, conser-
vative Republican, Ward
Connelly. The Black man
who travels around the coun-
try attacking affirmative
action programs at universi-
ties and government entities.
Ward Connelly, a Black man,
can attack affirmative action
programs with impunity,
because he is Black.
No one can accuse Ward
Connelly of being a racist.
Reverend Dozier can attack
Black Moslems without the
hint of racism, because he is
Black. Both men cause
immense damage to the civil
rights struggle by serving as
the tool of ultra conserva-
tives. Ward Connelly, funded
by large white contractors
who did not like having to use
Black contractors, paid for a
lawsuit against Miami-Dade
County that led to the dis-
mantling of the affirmative
action program. The outtcome
is the big white contractor
can now use its white sub-
contractor buddies and keep
taxpayer dollars from ever
reaching Black owned busi-
Reverend Dozier is now try-
ing to create a schism
between Black Christians and
Black Moslems. Willie Lawson
of the NAACP spoke against
Reverend Dozier. Lawson
should be applauded for
fighting against the viperous
statements of Dozier. Dozier
will destroy the peaceful co-
existence that has existed
between Black American
Moslems and Black American
Christians to the detriment of
what should be' an united
struggle to better our commu-
Reverend Dozier should
have been kicked off the
Judicial Nominating
Committee as soon as he
showed his discriminatory
views toward women and
Jewish lawyers. At this
point, I think his Church
should look for a Pastor who
has more Bible training; it is
scary what that man might be
teaching his congregation
from his pulpit. As for the
Republican Party, who so
desperately wanted a Black
token they can keep him.

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Three down, many more to go
In an effort to help expedite
the completion of repairs in
our community, The Miami
Times has embarked on a
'Let's Fix Our Community' fea-
ture that will identify broken
traffic signs, cracked side-
walks, patched up streets,
unwanted signs and over-
whelming trash sights that
impact on the appearance of
our community.
We will keep track of how
long the problem continues to

exist before it is remedied.
All of our targeted problem
areas have been fixed so far.
All of the past areas have hin-
dered the beautification of our
community in
one way or
another. So we
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say that we are
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the next task at
On the north-
bound corner
EDMONSON of 47th Street

and NW 22nd Avenue, the
sidewalk is cracked up. As in
the past, we are asking for the
help of our city commissioners.
We want to thank
Commissioner Audrey
Edmonson and her staff. We
have contacted her office again
and reported our next prob-
lem. We were assured that the
problem should be fixed soon.
To notify The Miami Times of
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Unknown judicial candidates seek recognition

continued from 1A
Bush supporters to prevent vot-
ers from electing the legislative-
ly created judges and allowing
the lamb duck governor to
appoint them. Judicial candi-
dates are restrained by rules
governing judges from making
promises about how they Mnight
rule on cases. However, several
judicial candidates reminded
the residents that their oppo-

nents had not respected them
enough to even appear at the
County Commission District 2
candidates Philip Brutus and
Anthony Dawkins appeared, as
did candidates for the Miami-
Dade School Board as well as
incumbent District 3
Commissioner Edmonson and
opponent Bess McElroy. State
Legislative District 109
Representative Dorothy
Bendross-Mindingall, also

although no
opponent did.
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HIV/AIDS continues to ravage our Black community

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34. And recent Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
studies estimate nearly half of
all Black gay and bisexual men
in some of America's urban
centers are already infected.
These facts represent an
unprecedented crisis for Black
Pernessa C. Seele, founder
and CEO of The Balm in Gilead,
a group that organizes Black
church leaders in the U.S. and
Africa, says that the church
has been complicit in the fail-
ure to address this growing cri-
"The universal church has
been a destructive force on HIV
because of the one message
that everybody's heard around
the world, particularly in our
community, is that AIDS is a
sin, it's a punishment from
God. Twenty-five years later
[after AIDS was identified as a
virus], we're still fighting that
myth, that lie."
She explained, "I cannot tell
you how many African-
Americans I see everyday, espe-
cially middle-class Americans,
who still believe this is a homo-
sexual disease AIDS is
caused by homosexuals.
Twenty-five years later, we're
still fighting with that noose
around our neck. We have got
to take the bull by the horn and
stop this lie because it's killing
In addition disproportionate
high rates of infection among
Black women, the rates of
infection are extremely high
among Black teens and men
who have sex with other men. A

recent CDC survey of five major
U.S. cities found that 46 per-
cent of Black males having sex
with other males were infected
with HIV, compared to 21 per-
cent of Whites and 17 percent
of Hispanics.
Although African-Americans
between the ages of 13 and 19
represent only 15 percent of all
teens, they accounted for 66
percent of all new AIDS cases
among teenagers in 2003.
Returning to her condemna-
tion of churches that contend
that AIDS is God's punishment
for sin, Seele declared, "If there
is a sin, it is a sin that we, the
adults, have allowed our chil-
dren to have this 100 percent
preventable disease."
Seele said that ministers that
were part of the problem must
now become part of the solu-
"We have to engage our faith
community," she says. "There
is only one institution in our
community owned and operat-
ed by Black people and that's
our church. Second, it is the
only institution that has a sys-
tem, an organized, sustained
system that reaches Black folk
around the world."
Dr. Kim Smith of Rush
Medical Center in Chicago says
the sooner people find out they
have contracted HIV, the better
chance they have of living rela-
tively healthy lives. To illustrate
her point, she contrasts the
lives of two Black celebrities:
"Magic" Johnson, the former
pro basketball star, and Easy-
E, a rapper.
"Magic is extremely fortunate.
He got his HIV test when he
was completely healthy," Smith
explains. "He had a strong

immune system, he went to a
doctor, he got on appropriate
medications right away as part
of a clinical trial. He got access
to medicines right away and we
see what he looks like now."
But Easy-E was a different
"Easy-E died of AIDS," Smith
stated. "Like Magic Johnson, he
was rich. He had access to
resources. He could have gotten
access to care. But he never got
tested until he had AIDS. He
found out he had AIDS when he
was in the hospital with pneu-
monia, on a breathing machine,
and by that time, unfortunate-
ly, we couldn't do anything
about it. So he died. The con-
trast between Magic and Easy-
E is when you get tested."
Phill Wilson of the Black AIDS
Institute says health statistics
show that AIDS is ravaging the
Black community.
"Black America must accept a
new reality," Wilson says. "We
can no longer pretend AIDS is
someone else's problem or that
HIV happens somewhere else.
AIDS is not knocking on Black
America's door. It has let itself
in, raided the refrigerator and is
waiting for us in our bed-
Wilson issued eight chal-
1) Established leaders,
from civil rights activists to
Black ministers, should help
lead a campaign to end the
AIDS epidemic in Black
2) African-Americans
should become more knowl-
edgeable about AIDS;
3) African-Americans
must get tested and know their
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Hope VI starts construction of twelve homes

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along with her six children. "I
cried and asked God to bless
me with a home. This is a
dream come true for me and
my children. I wish the best
for others to get homes and I
will keep praying. If it wasn't
for Habitat for Humanity and
Hope VI, I wouldn't have been
able to own a home, said
Eddie Dean of Dean
Development Corporation
said it was an excellent
opportunity for Scott Carver
residents to come back to
something nice." They're able
to live the American dream by
having affordable housing. It
is a great blessing that the
community is moving in a
positive direction," said Dean.
His company has employed
22 workers to have the twelve
homes completed by the end
of the year. He said he want-


Come and Go ...
Well at least some of them

ed to reach out to the neigh-
borhood and give them the
opportunity to work in their
own community.
Gavin Canady, a worker for
Habitat of Humanity, said he
thinks its a great opportunity
to get the project moving. "It's
exciting that we can come in
and do what we said we


would do for Hope VI," said
Canady. He grew up in the
neighborhood and had been
waiting for the groundbreak-
ing for a long time. "I hope
this is not just for show. I
grew up in this neighborhood
and am looking forward to
future construction," con-
cluded Canady.

Cri e aSen

Police charged a 55-year-old man with battery and assault after he slapped a
tourist on the 700 block of the beach at 8:15 a.m. Police said they saw the tourist
and his friend, who were vacationing from Greece, using a video camera when the
man approached and slapped the tourist in the face. Police said they then saw the
man chase after the tourists, trying to hit the man again. Police then arrested the
man who said, "I hit him because he was bothering me," the report stated.

Someone stole two purses from an elderly homeless woman sleeping on a bus
bench, located near the 1600 block of Washington Avenue, between 12:30 and 1 a.m.
The woman woke up and found that someone had cut the straps off the purses, val-
ued at $20, before stealing them.

Police charged a 66-year-old man with grand theft and criminal mischief after he
stole 162 items at CVS pharmacy, located at 306 Lincoln Road, at 12 p.m. Police said
store security saw the man hide 54 packs of Red Bull, a hat, five bottles of nail pol-
ish, 78 lipsticks, four powders and several bottles of cologne inside a suitcase that
also belonged to the pharmacy. The man then tried to leave the store with the items
valued at $1,448.43.

Police charged a man with reckless driving and resisting arrest without violence
after he hit an officer with his truck on the 9100 block of Collins Avenue at 5 p.m.
Police said they first stopped the man for speeding and failure to signal. After giv-
ing the man a traffic citation, the man "aggressively backed his vehicle," almost hit-
ting police, the report stated. Police said he then hit the officer with his truck as he
was turning.

Police charged a 19-year-old man with reckless driving and possession of mari-
juana after they found a marijuana cigarette inside his car on 21100 NE Biscayne
Boulevard at 6 p.m. Police said they stopped thA driver after they saw him speeding,
cutting in and out of traffic and running several red lights and stop signs. Police
arrested the man after they approached his car and saw the marijuana in the car
ashtray, the report stated.

4) The federal ban on
funding needle exchange pro-
grams should be lifted;
5) AIDS prevention efforts
should be expanded beyond
federal abstinence only pro-
6) Federal officials should
make healthcare more afford-
able and increase funding for
the Ryan White Care Act;
7) Society should elimi-
nate stigmas that help HIV to
spread and
8) African-Americans

should organize special pro-
grams targeted at key groups
afflicted by AIDS, including
Black youth, women, drug
users and men who have sex
with men.
"We're calling on Black
America from individuals to
political, religious and cultural
leaders to commit to taking
action against HIV/AIDS by
engaging in a coordinated
campaign to develop a national
commitment to end the AIDS
epidemic in our communities

by making fighting AIDS a top
priority and setting concrete
measurable goals and objec-
tives with real deadlines,"
Wilson says. "Black leaders,
institutions and cultural icons
must identify strategies and
activities that match their
unique niches and capabili-
ties. We must build a new
sense of urgency in Black
America, so that no one
accepts the idea that the pres-
ence of HIV and AIDS is

Why don't Blacks support each other like we should?

"I don't
why many
Blacks don't
support each
other. Me per-
sonally, I sup-
port all of my
people. I
heard some-
times that
Blacks get
burnt by other Blacks in
money and job situations so
they feel as if other Black peo-
ple can't be trusted. It should-
n't be like that though."


"Some Black
people grow
up in a certain
where they
never learned
the basics of

each other.
It's sad
because the
economy is so
bad...areas like Liberty
are so poor and we still
support each other. It all
at home where the p,
have to teach the kids tc
port one another like the
cultures do."


"I think there are a
social and psychologica
sons. I think that culture

haven't adopt-
ed many of
our tradition-
al African
ways where
we recognize
that the bond
that will exist
is also an eco-
nomic force or
factor. That's
a social
aspect that's leads to a lack of
unity. Also, we don't have any
real education about econom-
ics. So what happens [is] our
knowledge as a community
leads to the phenomenon of
Blacks not supporting each


that we will come out [of] the
situation better."


"Maybe if a
lot of the
Black politi-
cians that are
in higher
places do as
t h e y by
example and
teach us the
way unity [is] supposed to be,
we would be better off. I think
that a lot of Blacks for some
reason see how the politicians
are and believe that if they
aren't being there for Blacks
then why should we be there
for each other."

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because they "We don't stick together.
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not to trust each other and it times are long gone but the
never changed since then. mentality is sull there that to
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trained not to. accept. .But. as... put someone else downti-That's
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continued fom 1A
the value of the alternatives.
Garcia said, "It's very late in the
game to switch quarterbacks,"
referring to the August 7 start
date at the schools. Yet, Garcia
noted that the biggest opinion
difference between the State
Board and the District is the
leadership in these schools. "Dr.
Crew appreciates the courage
and commitment of these princi-
pals who know that their heads
are on the chopping block,"
Garcia told The Miami Times. He
added that the principals want
to be at the schools, rather than
just following a mandated
assignment and that Dr. Crew

believes that the District will clals should be given flexibility.
have no F schools in the future. Senator Siplin told The Miami
At a conference call meeting, Times that "local people know
the State Educational School the community's needs and abil-
Board ended with penalizing ities to improve student achieve-
threats also to school districts in ments." As a State Senator,
Duval-Jacksonville, Orange- Siplin votes on the confirmation
Orlando and Jefferson of State Board of
counties. Board vice Education members.
Chair T. Willard Fair, Siplin also noted that his
CEO of the Greater Superintendent, Ron
Miami Urban League, led Blocker, is a Miami
the effort to take a hard Northwestern High
line on noncompliance School graduate.
districts such as Miami- Superintendent Crew
Dade. Orlando State has stated that the listed
Senator Gary Siplin, who schools have had too
was a participant on the Fair much turnover and that
conference call, dis- to change again would
agreed with Fair's strict line and decrease morale among faculty,
argued that local district offi- parents and community leaders.

Donna Callaway, Board of
Education member insisted that
student performance should
determine whether administra-
tion or faculty should be trans-
The State Board has until its
August 7 deadline to change its
decision. Garcia stated that the
Board voted that the penalty will
occur only "in the absence of
action the Education
Commissioner considers com-
pliance. This leaves open the
ability for Commissioner Winn
and the District to negotiate an
option other than the withhold-
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such an agreement, Miami-
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A headache sufferer's dilema

CHICAGO, IL A headache attack has brought you to the brink
of seeking medical treatment. Do you visit the local emergency
room (ER) or should you visit an urgent care facility (UC)?
According to a recent online survey conducted by the National
Headache Foundation (NHF), more sufferers visited an ER; howev-
er, headache sufferers might benefit by seeking treatment at a UC
According to the NHF online
survey, 68% of survey respon- ait
dents have visited an emergency fsy
Room for headache treatment.
Forty-five percent of respondents
stated that they visited the ER at
Least one to two times in the last
year to treat their condition.
Headache sufferers were asked about the treatments they
received in the ER and in the UC. The survey showed the follow-
ing distinctions:
With regard to wait time, 67% waited less than pne hour in the
UC versus 33% in the ER during that timeframe.
When asked if the medical provider was polite and respectful,
67% responded favorably about the UC compared to 54% about
the ER.

Diabetes warnings often go unheeded

By Anita Manning
Part one of a two vart series

Diabetes experts are beginning to
sound like a broken record. They
issue warnings about obesity and
the link between expanding waist-
lines and diabetes. They speak in
alarming tones about chubby chil-
dren being diagnosed with what
used to be called "adult-onset" dia-
betes. They declare that what is
heading toward America is the
equivalent of a medical tsunami.
And, annoyingly, they say that
Americans need to change their
habits of eating fatty fast food and
refusing to exercise. They hold up
studies that show that with a few
changes a little walking, a little
weight loss diabetes and its horri-

ble complications could be delayed
or even prevented.
Blah, blah, blah
*It's a lot easier said than done.
Managing diabetes requires con-
stant attention to fluctuating blood-
sugar levels. It means reading nutri-
tion labels, sticking fingers to draw
blood, taking medications as direct-
ed and making sure the doctor is
checking blood pressure and choles-
terol and checking eyes and feet. The
reality is that many people are
unwilling to take that on and many
of their doctors are too busy to make
sure they do.
Albert Ramos has heard it all. He is
Please turn to DIABETES 12B

Prediabetes may raise risk for Alzheimer's

By Kathleen Fackelmann
A "silent" condition called predia-
betes might put otherwise healthy
seniors at risk of developing
Alzheimer's disease, a study sug-
gests today.
Researchers will present findings
from that study, and several others,
at the 10th International Conference
on Alzheimer's Disease and Related
Disorders this week in Madrid. The
new findings bolster the theory that
diabetes or even a precursor condi-
tion might somehow set the stage for
Alzheimer's disease, says Ronald
Petersen, a spokesman for the
Alzheimer's Association, which
sponsored the meeting.
If true, that theory has sobering
implications for the USA, which is in

the midst of a diabetes epidemic.
Roughly 61 million American adults
have diabetes or higher-than-nor-
mal blood-sugar levels.
Previous research had established
a link between type 2 diabetes and a
greater chance of Alzheimer's. But
today's study by Weili Xu and col-
leagues at the Karolinska Institute
in Stockholm suggests that the
threat begins even before the onset
of full-blown diabetes.
The team studied 1,173 people age
75 and older. None had dementia or
Alzheimer's at the beginning of the
study, but 47 had prediabetes, a
condition in which blood-sugar lev-
els are slightly higher than normal,
but usually don't cause any symp-
toms. The team kept track of seniors
for nine years and then tested them

for Alzheimer's, which causes confu-
sion and severe memory loss.
They found that people who had
prediabetes at the beginning of the
study had a 70% increased risk of
developing dementia, including
Alzheimer's. "I was a little sur-
prised," Xu says, adding that doc-
tors tend to ignore the slightly high
sugar levels until the levels reach
the stage of full-blown diabetes.
Xu says weight loss and exercise
can bring down slightly elevated
blood-sugar levels. People who take
those relatively simple steps can
often stave off diabetes, she says.
And this research suggests they'll
get a bonus: protection from
People who already have developed
Please turn to ALZHEIMERS 12B

Parents should plan ahead for emergency procedures

Every parent fears it: the frenzied
drive to the emergency room or the
terrified call to 911.
And, as a recent report made clear,
there's often good reason to be
afraid: The report, from an expert
panel convened by the Institute of
Medicine, said that many ambu-
lance crews are under-experienced
with children and that most hospital
emergency departments lack the full
range of equipment needed to care
for them. In disasters, children risk
not only poor medical care but also
separation from their families as
tragically illustrated last year in the
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
But there are ways to improve the
odds for your own family.
"Parents really need to be informed
and active consumers of (emergency)
services because, in reality, not all
are created equal," says Steven
Krug, head of pediatric emergency
services at Children's Memorial
Hospital in Chicago and chairman of
the American Academy of Pediatrics
committee on emergency care.
The first step is to talk with your
child's pediatrician and any special-
ists your child sees.
Among questions to ask:
Which emergencies require a trip

to an emergency room, which might
be handled in the doctor's office -
and which are just too urgent for
anything but a call to 911?
Generally, you should call for an
ambulance in cases of severe bleed-
ing, breathing trouble, a seizure that
doesn't stop or loss of consciousness
after a fall or other accident. But

many doctors prefer you call them
before heading to the emergency
room for less urgent problems.
"Pediatricians are handling more
and more emergencies in their
offices," says Margaret Dolan, a6
Richmond, Va., specialist in pedi-
atric emergency medicine.
If you live near more than one
hospital, do your child's doctors pre-
fer one hospital's emergency depart-
ment over another? Ask when it
might be worthwhile to drive some
extra distance to get to a better
equipped emergency department

(often those in children's hospitals
or hospitals that have separate pedi-
atric emergency rooms).
Are urgent-care centers in your
community ever a good bet? Parents
should know they vary in quality
and are not equipped to handle seri-
ous injuries or life-threatening ill-

If your child has special health
needs or chronic problems such
as asthma, a seizure disorder or a
heart condition you should take
additional steps, Krug and Dolan
say. Preparation is especially crucial
for children who depend on electron-
ic equipment, such as respirators.
Among things to do:
Ask your child's doctors to help
you fill out the "Emergency
Information Form for Children with
Special Needs" designed by the pedi-
atrics academy and the American
Please turn to PLAN 10B


Respondents were asked if the diagnosis was clearly explained
to them, of which 58% answered positively for the UC and 38% for
the ER.
As far as whether the treatment they received was effective,
53% responded affirmatively for the UC against 36% for the ER. -
Fifty-five percent stated that the UC staff provided clear
instructions about what to do if
the headache returned, coun-
ie tering the 37% for the ER.
The survey queried sufferers
as to whether they were made
Ste m .to feel like a drug seeker, with
29% stating that they did not
feel that way when treated in'the
UC, while 50% said they did feel that way in the ER.
When polled about being placed in a quiet area, 76% said that
was the case in the UC, while 60% answered the same for the ER.
In the case of being provided with a home care plan prior to
leaving, 43% of survey participants received one from the UC, but
only 17% were provided with such a plan from the ER.
When survey respondents were asked about their overall experi-
ence, 50% described their level of satisfaction in the UC as very
Please turn to HEADACHE 12B


Lifetime risk for diabetes for people
born in the USA in 2000:
Males: 33%
Females: 39%
Males: 45%
Females: 53%
Males: 40%
Females: 45%
Males: 27%
Females: 31%

Alaska Halibut with Grilled Pineapple,

Chipotle and California Raisin Salsa


1/2 cup California raisins
1/2 cup dark rum
1 fresh pineapple, trimmed, cored and sliced 1/2-inch thick*
Vegetable oil or grapeseed oil, as needed
2 chipotle peppers canned in adobo sauce, rinsed, seeded and
finely diced
Juice of 1 lime
Zest of 1/2 orange
Juice of 1/2 orange
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 green onion, sliced
2 tablespoons finely chopped roasted red pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
Sea salt
4 to 6 Alaska halibut steaks or fillets (6 to 8 ounces each)
Lemon pepper seasoning, to taste

Plump raisins in rum 30 minutes; drain. Heat grill to medium-high (400
degrees F). Brush pineapple with oil; grill until lightly caramelized on both
sides. Cool slightly and cut into 1/2-inch pieces; place in mixing bowl.
In separate bowl, combine chipotles, lime juice, zest and orange juice.
Whisk in olive oil vigorously. Pour over pineapple chunks, fold in green
onions, red peppers, cilantro and raisins. Season with sea salt, to taste. Set
Brush halibut with oil. Grill just until fish is opaque throughout, turning
once during cooking. Season with lemon pepper and serve with salsa.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

*Two cans (15 ounces each) sliced and drained pineapple may be substi-

Nutrients per serving: 575 calories, 27g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 42%
calories from fat, 63mg cholesterol, 43g protein, 28g carbohydrate, 3g fiber,
466mg sodium, 119mg calcium and 0.7g omega-3 fatty acids.

". .. Parents really need to be informed and active con-
sumers of (emergency) services because, in reality, not all are
created equal..." Steven Krug

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

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He is the same God for us all

I have mentioned to you
many times over these five
years that I have been writing
this column that I have
worked and still volunteer for
the Department of
Corrections. I have ministered
to men, women and teenaged
boys in this capacity.
Oftentimes, as I share with
these men, women or boys
what God can do in their lives,
they have looked at me as if I
were an idiot. It's almost as if

they have one of those bal-
loons over their heads that you
see in cartoons. I can just see
the wheels turning and the
brain saying "this lady is
crazy. She doesn't know what
she is talking about. She's
never been in prison. She has
never had a kid in prison. She
has no idea what prison life is
like. She has no idea what it's
like to live behind bars."
It is correct that I have never
been incarcerated. I have

never been arrested. I have
never been taken to jail or
charged with any crime. Now,
I do not apologize for that.
Some of the inmates that I
have talked to over the years
expect people who are not
incarcerated to feel guilty
because they are not locked
t;p! But I recently told a group
of ladies in prison, I don't see
where the Bible tells inmates
to get out of trouble one way
and those not in prisons to get
out of trouble another way.
My point is that I do not have
to be an inmate to know that it
is God who truly sets us free. I
don't have to be a drug dealer
to know that God can heal any
addiction. I do not have to
have been diagnosed with
AIDS to know that God is

a healer.
Like the incarcerated, many
of us on the outside also
believe that God cannot take
care of our particular situa-
tion. My Bible says that God
can do all things. My Bible
says that God loves us and is
faithful to forgive us of our
sins. It does not say that
inmates or drug dealers or
prostitutes or any characters
not accepted by society are
excluded from receiving His
forgiveness or His blessings.
Some complain that God
punishes them for wrongdo-
ing. What good parent would
not do that?! God disciplines
me and chastises me when I
am disobedient or 'hard
headed.' And guess what I
am glad that He does! I

would much rather be chas-
tised and disciplined by a lov-
ing Father than to continue
in my sin and allow myself to
be subject to whatever the
devil wants to do to me. If we
were honest with ourselves,
we would admit that lack of
discipline and disobedience is
widely responsible for our
undesirable situations. Not
all of the time, mind you, but
certainly some or even most of
the time.
Single parents sometimes
think that they can do things
to provide for their family that
married parents should not
do. Single ladies and men
sometimes think that it is
okay to have sexual relation-
ships because they are needy
and since they do not have

spouses, it is okay to have
sex outside of marriage.
God's Word tells us that He is
not a respecter of persons.
This means that if I have to
remain faithful and obedient
- so do you! This means that
if God healed me of a terminal
disease (and He did), then He
can and will heal you. This
means that if He forgives my
sins when I repent and ask
Him to, He will do the same
for you. He does not care
what your address is, who
your parents are, where you
were brought up, how much
money that you make, how
educated you are or if you are
a middle school dropout.
Same God same promises
in His Word same blessings
available for us all!

A father's love

This year we will attempt to
do things a little differently;
perhaps this year we will truly
appreciate the fathers who
have held our hands through
the paths of life or will we once
again repeat the mistakes of
years past; another father's
day with no regard to our
fathers; A Father's love!
A few years ago as I sat clad
in casual attire in a hotel room

many miles from home enjoy-
ing the lunch break which we
had between conference
speakers, I reached for the
television's remote control and
begun thumbing through the
channels. As I got to the guide
channel I discovered that in
minutes there would be a
movie starring Denzel
Washington. It appeared as if
this was a great find and so I

immediately switched to the
channel and anxiously waited;
a father's love!
John Q. Archibald (Academy
Award-winner Denzel
Washington) is an ordinary
man who works at a factory
and takes care of his family.
His wife Denise (Kimberly
Elise) and young son Michael
(Daniel E. Smith) are his
world. But when Michael falls
seriously ill and needs an
emergency heart transplant
operation that John Q. can't
afford and his health insur-
ance won't cover, he vows to
do whatever it will take to keep
his son alive. John Q is a
father who loves his son so
much that he is willing to do

whatever is necessary to save
him and I mean whatever!
John Q has now lost his job, is
out of cash, has sold his car,
his home is in chaos, his wife
is agitated, he's frantically
searching for ideas, he is des-
perate and in need of a solu-
tion. He comes up with one, a
solution which is totally illegal;
lock down the hospital, hold
the surgeons at gunpoint and
force them to perform this ever
so costly transplant, a father's
love! How deep is your love?
Today the Bible presents an
even more striking scenario:
the inhabitants of the world
are about to die; every individ-
ual, alive, deceased and those
unborn has been infected with

a virus. There is absolutely no
earthly cure and time is quick-
ly running out. There is only
one man who holds the anec-
dote and He lives out of this
world. He must first gain
access to earth, exit by way of
death and be certain to shed
His blood on His departure.
The cure is His blood and His
alone. The key to mankind's
healing lies within every drop
of this man's blood but there is
one hurdle; His Father must
agree first and grant permis-
sion. The father looks at His
Son, scans the earth and
immediately agrees that His
love for you and I can never be
measured. It is matchless and
far greater than all the oceans

in the world or all the grains of
sand on the seashores; noth-
ing compares to His love, a
father's love! The Bible contin-
ues to say that because the
Father loved us so much that
He gave the only cure for our
life threatening illness; His
son. In John 3, verse 16 it
reads for God so loved the
world that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in Him should not
perish (die) but have everlast-
ing life, a father's love! "God's
Love began long before us,
endures with us and will con-
tinue long after us." Let's love
as our Heavenly Father does.
Happy Belated Father's Day;
A Father's Love!


Chuch ots

Tree of Life Deliverance
Ministries will be honoring
their youth pastor and having
a 'Jam for Jesus,' July 21 at 8

New Christ Tabernacle
Missionary Baptist Church,
Reverend Harold Marsh, pas-
tor, invites you to a
Stewardship Workshop, July
24-28 at 7:30 p.m.

The Holy Ghost Church of
God would like you to join in
their Minister of Music, Jimmy
Davis, annual Appreciation
Service on July 23 at 3 p.m.
For more information, call

God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to hear the
word of God as he preaches at
the Gospel Fellowship Church
on the Move for Christ, July 23
at 4 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 786-258-1826.

Gospel Fellowship Church
on the Move for Christ, Pastor

McCormick, invites you to
share in the Lord's service,
July 23 at 4 p.m. For more
information, call 786-258-

Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville, Larrie
M. Lovett, II, pastor, cordially
invites all former members,
well-wishers and friends to our
Homecoming Service, July 23
at 3:30 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-634-6721.
******* *
St. James Baptist Church
(of Coconut Grove) is spon-
soring "A Candidate Forum,"
August 8 at 7 p.m. All candi-
dates welcome. For more infor-
mation, call Lattie Person at
305-441-2013 or Danny
Couch at 305-246-0367.

St. Matthews Freewill
Baptist Church, BishopAbe
Randall, pastor, celebrates
their 33rd annual All Choirs
Day on July 22 at 6 p.m.
Special guests are The Crown
of Joy of Pheba, MS. For more
information, contact Sister

Quenilla Marshall at 305-835-
9467 or 305-877-7956.

Overseer Sean D. Mears of
The Haven of, Deliverance
International Ministries
announces the "Suffering In
Silence" Women's Summit,
July 26-29. For more informa-
tion, call 786-262-8241.
New Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church,
Reverend Albert Jones, pastor,
will be having their annual
Revival, July 17-21 at 7:30
p.m. nightly. For more infor-
mation, call 305-691-8015.

An House of Prayer For All
People, Apostle C. Bender,
pastor, will be having "New
Wine Spirit Intercessory
Prayer Services" on July 22 at
11 a.m. For more information,
call 305-233-5144.
A Mission with a New
Beginning Youth
Department, Bishop Eugene
Joyner, pastor, will be celebrat-
ing their youth convention,
July 27-28 at 7:30 p.m.
nighty and ending on July 30
at 11:15 a.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-694-2127.

Learn how to share Christ
without fear through a free
training to all from Evangelist
Debbie. For more information,
call 305-898-1025.

Come help New Providence
Missionary Baptist Church,
Reverend Vinson Davis, pastor,
celebrate our pastor's fourth
anniversary with weekly serv-
ices from July 16 23, with a
Climax Service July 23 at 4
p.m. For more information,
call Mary Doster at 305-758-
Mt. Olive F.B.H.C will have
three powerful nights of revival
July 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. night-

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-

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-

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-

Lighthouse of God in
Christ Church, Overseer, Dr.;
Arlene Davis, invites you to
share in the service of the Lord
as they praise and worship
Christ the Lord. On Tuesdays
and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. For
more information, call 305-

New Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church,
Pastor Reverend Albert Jones,
will be having annual Revival,
July 17-21 at 7:30 p.m. each

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-
751-0873 or 305-318-5019.

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-

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

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-


Miami Dade College (MDC)
in cooperation with The
Foundation for Democracy in
Africa will present a sympo-
sium: 'Out of the One, the
Many: A Celebration of African
and African-Derivative
Religions in the Diaspora,'
July 22 at 9 a.m. at MDC's
North Campus. For more
Information, contact: Malou
Harrison at 305-237-1565.

Arts at St. Johns presents
'Art and Culture Transforming
Youth,' July 25 from 4-6 p.m.
at Youth Expressions in Little
Haiti. For more information,
call 305-613-2325.

There will be a HOATA
Meeting on July 24. State
Senator Larcenia Bullard will
be there to answer your ques-
tions and hear your concerns.
Also the groundbreaking for
Virrick Park Library is tenta-
tively scheduled for July 25,
10:30 a.m. at Virrick Park.

There will be a free work-
shop at Maim Dade College -
North campus for Faith and
Community-based organiza-
tions to learn how to deal in
financial matters, September

6 and 7 from 8:30 a.m. 4:30
p.m. Participants must attend
both days. For additional
information, call 305-536-
5678 x 2271.

CHARLEE Homes for
Children is looking for per-
sons interested in becoming
Foster or Adoptive parents.
For more information, please
call Danay Sanchez at 305-
779-9609 or visit us on the
web at

Tune into 1080 AM on July
8 from 9 p.m. 10 p.m. for
Mocha Soul Cafe with
Ambrose and Special Guest
Poet The "Butterfly." Live
interviews, poetry and good
music for the soul!!! Every
Saturday night on 1080 AM.

The women of Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority, Inc. will honor four
of South Florida's community
leaders at their 85th Grand
Boule ceremony on July 21 at
the Hollywood Westin
Diplomat Resort and Spa.

South Florida AFL-CIO will
kick off their Grassroots
Campaign in Miami-Dade

County opposing the Strong
Mayor Initiative on July 18 at
12 p.m. For more information,
call 305-593-8886.

Sabbath Memorial Dog
Rescue Center is looking for
homes for their dogs. Anyone
interested in adopting a dog,
call 305-799-1567.

Maxim and Bud Light's
"Real Men of Comedy Tour"
will be held October 1 at the
Jackie Gleason Theater. For
ticket information, call 305-
358-5885. '

The Greater Miami
Chapter of the 100 Black
Women, Inc. extends an invi-
tation to interested women to
apply for membership. An
informational will be held
August 5 at 2 p.m. at the
North Dade Regional Library.
For more information, contact
Neichole Hess, Esq. at 305-
606-4367 or

The City of Opa-locka
Police Department is pleased
to announce its upcoming
Promotional and Swearing in
Ceremony, July 27 at 1 p.m.
For more information, call

Department will give out $50
vouchers in exchange for
every gun turned in during
the Gun Buy Back program,
July 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on NW 29th Street and 2nd

Brothers of the Same Mind
Youth (Fun-V) and Hope for
the Homeless and Hopeless
unite with the Miami Worker's
Center to provide a Camp for
Arts/Crafts, July 24 August
4, ages 8-14, from 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., Monday thru
Friday. For more information,
call Amanda at 305-759-8717
ext. 1001 or Patty Maclas at
******* *
DCTS/George Washington
Carver Alumni Association
Alumni Banquet will be held
August 10-13. For more infor-
mation, please contact M.
Corbett at 305-238-7887; P.
Harper Garrett at 305-253-
1685; or A. Baker at 305-444-

The Bahamas Consulate
General invites you to cele-
brate the Bahamas 33rd
Anniversary of Independence,
July 21-23. For more informa-
tion, call 954-437-4564.

******* The Miami-Dade Chamber
The Miami Police of Commerce would like to

Taking certain steps can save your child's life

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College of Emergency
Physicians. (Download at
orm.pdf.) Keep copies in your
home, in your car and on file
with your child's doctors and
give them to day care providers,
schools and relatives. This form

will provide more information
about your child's medical
needs than the typical forms
used by schools.
Get to know your neighbor-
hood emergency medical servic-
es (EMS) providers, especially if
it's likely your child will need
an ambulance at some time.
Invite them to your home to
meet your child and get to

know your needs. Most will be
happy to stop by.
Other steps all parents
should take:
Stock your home and car
with first-aid kits and other dis-
aster supplies and make
sure you know how to use
Consider taking a course in
pediatric first aid and car-

diopulmonary resuscitation
(CPR). "It's surprising how few
people do this," Dolan says.
"But kids do climb trees and
monkey bars and they fall and
stop breathing."
One more tip: If you do decide
to take a sick or injured child to
an emergency room, drive the
speed limit; if you feel the need
for .speed, call an ambulance.

invite you to our Monthly
Mingler at Ivy Aventura
Restaurant and Lounge,
Thursday, July 20 from 6-8
p.m. For more information or
to RSVP, contact Kyshana
Guzman at 305-751-8648.

The National Women's
Political Caucus of Miami-
Dade County invites everyone
to attend a coalition spon-
sored Election Year "Meet The
Candidates" Luncheon on
July 23 at 11:30 a.m. For
more information, call 305-
****** *
The Miami-Dade Chamber
of Commerce will host its
General Membership meeting
on Wednesday, July 26, from
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Florida
Memorial University's Smith
Conference Center. For more
information, contact 305-751-

Baptist Hospital of Miami
is celebrating their new Victor
E. Clarke Emergency Pavilion
on July 19 at 8:30 a.m.

The Center for Family and
Child Enrichment, Inc. are
currently recruiting for Foster
parents and Adoptive parents.
For more information, call
305-624-7450 ext. 190.

The Bards of Burbank is
hosting their annual free poet-
ry competition for all poets.
The deadline is July 22 with
up to 50 prizes for all winners.
Enter your poem online at or
mail to Bards of Burbank,
2219 W Olive Ave., #100,
Burbank, California 91506.
For more information, email
Dr. Cusack at

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Local man helps spread the word of God

By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern
If you follow the Bible, it says
that we are to spread the Word
of God. Larry Reaves a.k.a. Mr.
Souse and
his partner
Terry Watts
a.k.a. Mr.
are doing
just that as
they are the
hosts of A
Night Out
With Jesus,
a gathering
that boasts REVES

some of South Florida's hottest
gospel artists. The event took
place July 7 at the Joseph
Caleb Center. These two loyal
servants came out of their own
pockets in order to see their
vision manifested.
The purpose of this event
was to allow young people in
the community to have a more
positive environment in which
to spend their Friday nights.
Reaves and Watts have held
the event before and said it's
something they want to con-
tinue doing. "We want to do
this every month, the next one
will be in September because
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Deandre and Friends minister to the crowd Kids dance for Jesus

Alpha Phi Alpha celebrates 100 years

Local chapter rewarded for service

So reminiscent of the classic
movie- Mr. Smith goes to
Washington, the brothers of
the Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc. from all over
the world will assemble in the
nation's capital July 25
through July 30, for the pur-
pose of celebrating its 100
years of existence. As shown
in the picture the brothers of
the Beta Beta Lambda
Chapter located here in Miami
are honored to have the pres-
ence of the general president
Darryl R. Matthews Sr. (center

at the table) at one of their
meetings. He commended
them for their leadership role
not only locally, but on the
national level. The brothers of
Miami are eagerly looking for-
ward to the Centennial gather-
ing because they will be
bestowed the honor of Co-
National Chapter of the Year.
This is the first time in twenty
years that the chapter has
received this prestigious
award. The chapter has made
a record-setting contribution
of over $50,000 to the Martin

Luther King Jr. Build A Dream
Monument. Additionally, the
chapter is recognized for its
community service, scholar-
ship, economic empowerment
and personal growth of the
members of the fraternity.
The Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc., the first
intercollegiate greek-letter
fraternity established for
Black college students, was

organized at Cornell
University in. Ithaca, New
York, in 1906. The fraternity
has grown steadily in the
influence throughout years
and has a membership of
20,000 since its founding in
Please contact Franklin
Clark for additional informa-
tion at 305-297-1608, 305-
691-5232 or 305-372-3877.

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Zeta Phi Beta International hosts 85th anniversary

Thousands of delegates, life
members, Zeta Amicae, youth,
male network participants, spe-
cial guests and vendors will
converge upon the Westin
Diplomat Resort and Spa in
Hollywood, for the 'Boule' of
the Blazing Sun and the
Burning Sands," July 20 26.
Mrs. Barbara Crockett Moore,
Grand President, will preside
over this 85th Anniversary
event. Mrs. Dorothy Powell Lee
is the Grand Marshal and Mrs.
Marian Harris Shannon is the
Honorary Marshal. Fun
in the sun tours will give partic-
ipants an opportunity to see the
area with Major Brenda Storr
Williams, president of Beta Tau
Zeta Chapter, members serving
as hostess. Seven other gradu-
ate chapters of Area VI are serv-
ing as co-hostess. Presidents
and Chapters are: Mrs. Lisa

Mrs. Barbara Crockett Moore
International President

Smith, Eta Nu Zeta: Mrs.
Margaret Staples, Mu Gamma
Zeta; Ms. Janice Henry, Delta
Eta Zeta; Ms. Carman
Draughn, Xi Chi Zeta: Mrs.
Ophelia Sanders, Xi Phi Zeta;

Ms. Alexia Coakley, Theta
Epsilon Zeta (Bahamas); Ms.
Paulette Bartlette, Upsilon
Alpha Zeta and three
undergraduate Chapters Sigma
Delta U.M.; Iota Alpha FMU

and Pi Pi FIU.
Highlights of the events
include opening program with
Gospel Great Dr. Bobby Jones;
Z-Hope (Zeta Helping Other
People Excel); Awards
and Gala Dinner; Interfaith
Breakfast with Queen of
Inspiration Soul Ann Nesby;
and Zeta Amicae tribute Dinner.
Special awards will be pre-
sented to: Congressman
Kendrick Meek, U.S.
Government; Chief Gwendolyn
V. Boyd, North Miami Police
Department; Dr. George F.
Battle, M.D., University of
Miami / Jac kson
Memorial Hospital Physician;
Dr. Bobby Jones, The Bobby
Jones Gospel Program; and
Albert Tucker, V.P.
Multicultural Business
Development, Fort

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Niew ife's confereneluche

New Life's conference luncheon

New Life Family Worship
Center, 3800-02 N.W. 167
Street, under the powerful
leadership of pastor/teacher,
Barbara Boyce, is calling all
women, young and old.
Come join us for lunch at
the Raintree Golf Resort,
1600 S. Hiatus Road,,
Pembroke Pines, July 22 at
11 a.m.
The guest speaker will be
Prophetess /Pastor Cathy
McKoy, well known from
Lillington, NC. She's the
president/founder of Step by
Step Women's ministries.
She stands on I Corinthians
15:58. With that she believes
a strong woman is a woman
positioned at the feet of

Pastor Barbara Boyce

Jesus and is ready to serve.

Sisters, you can't miss out
on God's fresh anointing.
Please call 305-623-0054 for
ticket information.

Cooper Temple hosts conference

Cooper Temple COGIC
Upper Room Ministries,
Elder Marc Cooper, Pastor,
3800 N.W. 199 Street,
invites you to be a part of the
Upper Room Conference
with Prophet Todd Hall of
Orlando, Sunday, July 23,
Friday, July 28, Sunday at
11 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., and
Monday-Friday, 7:45 p.m.
Special musical guest, Kim
Burrell will appear Friday,
July 28 at 10:45 p.m.
Workshops begin at 6:45
p.m. Days, topics and pre-
senters are as follows:
Monday "Is God a part of
your ministry?" Pastor Marc
Cooper of Miami; Tuesday -
"Evangelism," S. Benjamin
Brown of Cocoa Beach, FL;
Wednesday "Servant
Leadership," Pastor Lee

Pastor's anniversa
The New Bethany family
celebrates their fifth pastoral
anniversary with Pastor and
Sister John B. Hicks, Jr.,
Wednesday, July 19, at 7:30
p.m. with Pastor Silas
Pinkney and Pastor
Nathaniel Holmes;
Thursday, July 20, at 7:30
p.m. with Pastor Thomas
Ramsey; and Friday, July
21, at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor
Joseph Blackman.
The celebration will end
Sunday, July 23, at 3 p.m.
with Pastor Roosevelt
The theme for this year is
"Being a Servant Leader in

Pastor Marc Cooper

Lyons of Bainbridge, GA and
Thursday "True Disciples
in the Kingdom," Minister
Leo Stoney of Tallahassee.
You don't want to miss
this!! For details, call 305-

iry at New Bethany


Pastor John B. Hicks and
First Lady Sis. Sandra Hicks

the 21st Century." Mark 10
: 45a.
Everyone is welcome to
come celebrate with us.

Refusal to heed advice leaves many Americans with diabetes

continued from 9B

48, grew up in the Bronx, N.Y.
and says that like many men,
he always found reasons to
avoid taking better care of him-
"Us men are afraid of doc-
tors," he says in an accent that
identifies him as a native New
Yorker. "We don't want to go to
doctors. I was afraid to go, but
at the last moment I went and

it was too late already."
Ramos is Hispanic, has been
heavyset since childhood and
has lots of relatives with dia-
betes three major risk fac-
tors for type 2 diabetes, the
most common form of the dis-
ease. He was diagnosed in
"I didn't take care of myself at
all," he says. He owned a gro-
cery store at that time and was
busy. "I knew I had diabetes,
but I never went to the doctor."

Type 2 diabetes, which
accounts for about 90% of
cases, is insidious, with symp-
toms that develop slowly.
Often, it doesn't cause serious
discomfort until it has caused
irreparable harm. About a
third of people with diabetes
don't even know they have it
and the symptoms that might
finally drive them to a doctor -
frequent urination, blurred
vision, numbness in hands or

feet mean that kidney, eye or
nerve damage has already
One day in 1995, Ramos went
to the beach and walked bare-
footed. He got a sore on the bot-
tom of his right foot that didn't
heal, so after a couple of weeks,
he went to a doctor and received
antibiotics. "It got better, then it
got worse," he says. "I went
back and the doctor sent me to
the emergency room. I had five
toes and part of my foot ampu-

tated that same night." He
wears a prosthesis to help him
Type 2, which generally
afflicts middle-aged or older
people, is turning up increas-
ingly in teens and young
adults. That has ominous
implications, says Robert
Rizza, an endocrinologist at the
Mayo Clinic in Rochester,
Minn. and president of the
American Diabetes

"If not properly cared for,
(type 2) diabetes generally
starts to cause serious compli-
cations after 10 to 15 years,"
Rizza says. "If you get diabetes
when you're 60 and start hav-
ing complications at 70 or 75,
that's tragic. If you get diabetes
when you're 30, and you're
blind or unable to work at the
age of 40 or 45, that's not only
tragic but it's devastating for
our country's economy. That's

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continued from 9B

type 2 diabetes also can lower
their risk, according to a sec-
ond study presented at the
meeting in Madrid.
Rachel Whitmer of Kaiser
Permahente's Division of
Research in Oakland kept

track of more than 22,000
patients with type 2 diabetes
and found that those who kept
their blood-sugar levels as
close to normal as possible
had the lowest risk of develop-
ing dementia, including
People who have type 2 dia-
betes, which often develops in

adults, can keep sugar levels
in check with exercise, weight
control and medication, she
The link between
Alzheimer's and diabetes has
yet to be solidified, cautions
Murali Doraiswamy, an
Alzheimer's expert at Duke
University in Durham, N.C.

But uncertainty in the sci-
ence shouldn't stop people
from taking steps to lose
weight especially if they
have creeping blood-sugar lev-
"I think there are things you
can do to slow down or pre-
vent cognitive loss," Whitmer

UC better fot those who suffer from headaches

continued from 9B

good or good compared with
36% who visited the ER.
"While the ER is familiar to
many people, headache suffer-
ers are encouraged to consider
their local urgent care facility
the next time they require
immediate headache treat-
ment," said Dr. Roger Cady,
vice president of the National
Headache Foundation.
In addition to surveying suf-
ferers, a poll was also con-
ducted of healthcare providers

about their experiences treat-
ing headache patients in an
urgent care setting. The
results of this survey indicat-
ed that sufferers could help
their own cause by following
the prescribed treatment regi-
According to this survey,
67% of patients have failed to
properly use their home plan
before seeking assistance at a
UC facility and 59% of those in
need of preventive medication
are not receiving them. The
healthcare providers surveyed
indicated that 85% of the peo-

ple they see have been previ-
ously diagnosed by another
physician. The most common
headache with which patients
present in the UC is migraine.
"I believe that an urgent care
facility provides the most
effective treatment and sensi-
tive environment for headache
sufferers," said Dr. David
Stern, member of the Urgent
Care Association of America
Board of Directors.
The National Headache
Foundation, founded in 1970,
is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to serving headache

sufferers, their families and
the healthcare providers who
treat them; promoting
research into headache caus-
es and treatments; and edu-
cating the public to the fact
that headaches are a legiti-
mate biological disease and
that sufferers should receive
understanding and continuity
of care.
For more information on
headache causes and treat-
ments, visit us at or call 1-
888-NHF-5552 (M-F. 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. CST).

Bernice Scott


101st birthday

Mrs. Bernice Scott celebrates
her 101st birthday, July 21.
She is still in good health and
watching her favorite television
Her grandchildren have
planned a dinner on her behalf
on Saturday, July 22.

Bernice Scott

It's a revival at Mt. Olive F.B.H.C.

It will be three powerful nights
and coming all the way from
South Carolina is Prophetess
Mary Williams. She will be here
7:30 p.m. nightly on July 19,
20 and 21 at Mt. Olive F.B.H.C.,

8400 N.W. 22nd Avenue.
Come out, receive God and
believe God for your miracle.
Receive your healing and your
Come out and get revived!

House of God appreciation program

The House of God is having
Elder James Grant's appreci-
ation program, Sunday, July
23 at 3 p.m. with Pastor

Bishop Richardson, Doir fam-
ily and many others.
Come join us at 6925 N.W.
18th Avenue.

Chmrc hDirectory
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93" Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93rd Street
Order of Services
7:30 1a.m. Eiuwly Morning Walship
II a.m. ..Morning Worship
Evening Worship
Ist & 3rd Sunday..6p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study .7 p.m.

SFirst Thessalonians
Missionary Baptist Church
5150 N.W. 2" Ave.
Order of Services:
Sunday School
9:30 a.m
Sunday Morning Service
1I a.m.
Bible Study
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

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

Sunday Worship...7-11 a.m.

SNew Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 101" Avenue
Order of Services:
Eirly Stunday Worship...7:30 a.m.n.
Sunday Sch l...............9:30 a.m.
Sundtry Mmning WNhip. I I am.
Sunday Evenintg Service .6 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting ...7:31) p.m.
Wednesday Bible Sludy ..7:30) pinm.
Nid Just a CiricIh INt ai MoveCiett"
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The Soul Saving Station 06t
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
Sunday School ...........9 a.m.
Sunday Worship.. II a.m. & 7 p.m
Tuesday Worship.......7:45 p.m.
Noon Day Prayer.......Mon.-Fri.

/Apostolic Revival Center\,
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
Order of Services
New lime Ior T.V. Program
srrrrr o i .-rr3 p.m. tmirrljay 5 p.m.
SWed.- rInterressry Pr.tyerJ a.rr.- 12p.m.
Mor rirlg Service .................. I I a..
Str. Eve. Wotrhip ........... 7:3 p.m.
Tres. Prayer Meting. 7:301 p.m.
Fri. Bible Stutdy........ 7:30 p.rr.

Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
Sliour of Prayer .......6:30 .i.
Early Morning Worship....7:30 r.m.
Sunday SclrrIr.........9:30
MoNew ing Wothip ............ r.
De liverance Minislry S triy.Weds.7 p.
Worship Syer/Bvile...........1:15Wed7
NTus day Altar Pca ............. M-F)
feeding fire uI lrgry every
Wednh Sud ay Evening W rsip.........- p.m.

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

/Peaceful Zion Missionary\
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68" Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(2,3,4,5?' Sunday) ......8:00 am/
Sunday School ..........9:45 aim
IMorning Service .....1:100 atin
Communion Service
(Thurs, be,~lo 1 Sunday) 7:311 pm
IT Prayer Meeting/Biible Study
4 (Wednesday) 7:30 pm

Trinity Faith Tabernacled
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4"' Street, Homestead 33136
Order of Services:
S Sunday School ...........10:310 a.m .
Sun. Morning Servs......12 p.m.
ivenintg War tip Serv.6 p.m.
Wed."Nuon Dilly Patyer"....12 p.m
Wed. Night Bible Sludy...8
Thursday Night "Covington BibleI

Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc.
1855 N.W. 119th Street
Fax: 305-681-8719
Order of Servicesm
SuIn...L:3 a.m....(Sunday School)
Walk in the Word Ministry
Worship Service..............I I a.m.
Tuesday.7 p.m....Family Night
Wed.. II a.m..Intercessory Prayer
Wed. Bible Class. 12 p.m.
Wed. Bible Class..............7 p.m.
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/Jordan Grove Missionary-
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12;" Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m.
Sunday School............. 9 a.m.
N BC ............................10:05 a.m .
J | K W orship ....................... I a.m.
W orship ......................... 4 p.m .
Mission and Bible Class
Tuesday ............... 6:30 1 p.m.
.Yoth Meetling/Choir rehearsal
Monday ...............6:30 p.m.

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

Order of Services:
I. early Morning Worship...lsl & 3rd Sun.
SMo ni tig W it lii............... 10:30i11.
i ryer Service................... 7:311
M i l Slll y ............................. |,. .
('hnlrch SO h-l4 .................. q 11,11.

Word of Faith \
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87'" Street
S | Order of Services:
Sunday Mrrlring Services
Su tly School ............. r r. .
Worship Service ............I 1Ia.ln.
Tulesdhty Ifible Sltudy p..
Thm Wrsay Prayer Scirvice 8 p nm

I Brownsville
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services
Lord Day Sunday Sehil ......9:45am
I tldy Moming Wolship .....I a.m.
Sunday Men's Bible St.udy ..... p.nm.
Sulndiay Ldlies Bible Sludy ...5 p.m.
I St thtdy Everniln Worsllip ... p.m.
c Tuesday Night tihle Study ...7:3OpI
a 'Ilurisray Mrmling i3hle Cahs- II au.m.
S'Irunsporlation available Cull:
3W)5q-34&418511- *305-691-6958

Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning ...........8a.m.
Sunday School.............10 a.m.
Sltnday Evening .............6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence..... 7:3 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class. 7:31) ptt
Thurs. Fellowship. 10 a.m.
[ ISt SitI. Sottg Practice A6 p.m.

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

7:31 al.m & 10:45 ; m.

Molday-hiday ..12 p,.i l l I

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

Order of Services:
B ible Stldv Wedl ................ H p.m.
Suin. WorshiIp Serv. ....11:30 a.m.
Vei-d Night Inrtercss ory PrIayer
Iromr 7:30 to I S .m.

Christian Hill AME Church
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday School......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........11 a.m.
Free Golf Every 21r & 4" Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Shula's Golf Course

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.

SNew Mount Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church
6700 N.W. 14th Avenue
Order of Services:
SMainry Worship......r s 0i a. m .
Suma;y School ...........):45 a .n
Monday ILayar Wani (uh..h) .7:33 r .n.
tnlay Uit* S udl S )'.................................S .pmt
saturnlay ion Miion. ... II a.n.
satu ay l ieaWay ...................

/St. John Baptist Churchs
1328 N.W. 31 Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Morning Worship ...,7:30 a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:30 a.m.
4 A Morning Worship ...II a.m.
Nature'i" fBr Iqist Church e
(B B.T.U.) 5 p.m.
Evening.Worship ........7 p.m.
1 Meeting ........ (Tues.) 7 p.m.

Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
Sunday School .............9:30 a.n.
Morning Prise/WAVorship ..I I a.m.
t rYouathChoir Saullay......II a.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Sludy
Tuesday 7 p.m.
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S Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
7:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer Meeting Tutes. 6 p.m.

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


/New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.95'" Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:
Early Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .....I I a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
nTues. bdfore the Ist Sun.....7p.m.
Mid-week Worship

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3" Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060*Fax 305-255-8549
SI Order of Services:
Sunlay School ........... 9:45 a.m.
SutI a lM ring Setr.. ....II .l m.
4 S S ,....T11 ....1;3()-2:30 p.m .
.'uesdy..... mBible Study
Feeding Minislry ....10 a.m.
Thurs.OtiltI I ;Ich M tristry ... m.11p

join the

pays for Itself and keeps
your church and
your pastor before the
Call 305-694-6210

New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Bible Study ............. 9 a.m. *** Morning Worship ........... 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 i .
Web page:
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

12B Th Miami Times Ju 6

Blacks-Must ControLIThir1 wnD1s 1 .Te-iam-Ties Juy-9-2,-006-Y

Local artists put God first

continued from 11B

we're trying to raise money
right now," said Reaves..
Reaves brought in some very
talented gospel artists to help
make the night a success. The
event was hosted by Chico-X-
Press from M.O.T.C and music
was provided by DJ Obadiah.
The night was filled with
diverse performances includ-
ing rapping, singing, poetry
and miming. It featured artists
like Predator, Jubilee and Call
2 Worship. There were also
group performances by
Deandre and Friends, Soul
Movement Crew and Stuarts of
No matter what the talent,
the audience enjoyed every
moment of it. "We can't just
focus so much on the skill that
we miss the message that God
has for us," said a member
from Call 2 Worship. That
same member continued to
say that artists have to be
careful as well. "When doing
this kind of work for the Lord
we cannot focus on our own
success, the goal is to change
Reaves said in order to get
help he wrote letters to a dif-
ferent number of churches.
"We definitely need the help of
the church when doing events
like this. They can help in a
variety of ways," Reaves said.
He does, however, want to
extend his gratitude to
Commissioner Edmonson for

her assistance.
The average age for this
event ranges from about 13-
30. The attire was nothing out
of the ordinary. Guys wore
baggy jeans and long tee's
while girls wore everything
from jeans to skirts with
matching tops. This was so
because Christians believe
that God looks at your heart
and not what you have on, so
though they may not have
been in dress suits and ties,
the program's participants
were still giving praise to the
Reaves and Watts also pro-
vided dinner to their guests
as a show of their apprecia-
tion. "We also cater, so guests
get a nice meal while they
praise God, said Reaves.
(Nice meal is right. Since I
was covering the event I took
advantage of the food being
given out and it was very
good. Picture macaroni and
cheese with string beans and
A Night Out With Jesus is
something positive for the
community where they can
enjoy great music and food
while giving praise to God. "It's
something new; instead of
going to the club and being
exposed to guns and alcohol,
you can come here and enjoy a
safe evening," said Watts. The
next event is scheduled for
September 8. If you have any
questions you can reach
Reaves at 786-346-3516 or
Watts at 305-794-3063.

Jurisdiction holy convocation

The Southern Florida
Jurisdiction Church of God In
Christ cordially invites the
community to its eigth Holy
Convocation on July 24-30.
The convocation will com-
mence with a musical extrava-
ganza, Monday night at 7:30
p.m. at Gamble Memorial
Church of God in Christ, 1898
N.W. 43 Street.
The convention will continue
with its 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
sessions at Gamble Memorial
C.O.G.I.C, Tuesday through,
Saturday, July 29.
The Official Day service on
Sunday, July 30, will be held
at the Bethany Seventh Day
Adventist Church, 2500 N.W.
50th Street, where Elder
William C. Byrd is the host
The Sunday service will begin

Bishop Julian C. Jackson
with Sunday school at 9 a.m..
The hour of worship will begin
at 11 a.m. and the
Jurisdictional Prelate, Bishop
Julian C. Jackson, will deliver
the Official Day sermon.
For additional information,
call the Public Relations
Department 305-757-6620.

Youth explosion at St. Mark Saturday

Pastor Jodie Alexander and
the Soul Saving Missionary
Baptist Church would like to
invite you to our Youth
Explosion, July 22 at 6:30
p.m. which will be held at
St. Mark Missionary Baptist

Church 1470 N.W. 87 Street.
Our guest speaker will be
Minister Terry Durham, a fiery
eight-year-old of True Gospel
deliverance, under the leader-
ship of Pastor Sharon Monroe
in Fort Lauderdale.

Jordan Grove honors Thelma Chance

Jordan Grove will honor Sister Chance is relocating to

Mission President Thelma
Chance with a duo acknowl-
edgment. Sunday, July 23 at
7 a.m. she will bring the mes-
sage. Tuesday, July 25, at 7
p.m. she will be showered with

her birth place, Tarpon
Springs, Fl.
We will fellowship at New
Providence, Friday, July 21 at
7 p.m. and Greater New Bethel,
Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Reverend
Douglas Cook, Sr. is the pastor.

Southern Echoes host 13th anniversary

It will beSaturday, July 22 at
Emmanuel Missionary Baptist
Church, 1230 NW 79 St., 7:30
p.m., Reverend W. J. Carpen-
ter, pastor and groups from
Dade and Broward.
The climax is Sunday, July
23 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Olive Fire
Baptized Holiness Church,

8400 NW 22 Ave., Reverend
Smith, is the pastor.
Special guests from Savanna,
GA. are Reverend Duncan and
Mighty Majestics and many
groups from Dade and
For information, call Sister
Curley 786-663-7065.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

In Memoriam

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

In loving memory of,


aka "Dexter"

07/20/51 02/08/06

We cherish the memories you
have left behind. You are sadly
Love your Family

continued from 10B

The Critically Acclaimed
Choir of the Jamaica Nurses
Association of Florida... and
The Jamaican Folk Revue is
having a
"Hallelujah...Anyhow" Gospel
Concert, July 22 at 7 p.m. at
Sierra Norwood Calvary
Baptist Church. For more
information, call 305-652-
7336, 305-235-8410 or 305-

The Center for Positive
Connections cordially invites
you to an Open House, July
20 from 5:30 8 p.m. To
RSVP, contact Jim Konschnik
at 305-891-2066, ext. 18 or

The Institute for
Authentic Social Work is
looking for volunteers to train
as Life Coaches for its
Sisterhood Connection pro-
gram. Contact The Institute at
305-770-1533. Training
begins in September. One year
commitment required.

CPC is seeking one licensed
two, unlicensed therapists to
work with at-risk or gang
involved youth in the North
and South areas of Miami-
Dade County. Fax or email
cover letter and resume to
Human Resources at 305-
685-4208 or email: employ-
******* *
Team Metro Kendall, in
partnership with South
Florida Workforce and
Humana presents a unique
job fair at West Perrine Park,
July 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

06/22/51 06/16/95

We will always love and
remember you.
The Walker, Jackson, Johnson,
Ervin, and McCullough families.

Task Force and the Housing
Policy Work Group will have
its second meeting, July 27
from 3-5 p.m. at the Stephen
P. Clark Center. For more
information, please contact
Delores Green at 305-375-

Coral Gables Chamber
Symphony and Opera pres-
ents a free "Opera
Spectacular" performance on
July 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Granada Presbyterian
Church. For more informa-
tion, call 305-444-8435.
******* *
Terra Lingua (non-profit
organization) is seeking volun-
teers to host English speaking
Foreign Exchange Students
from various countries ages
15-18. For more information,
call 877-520-2522.

Framingham State College
held its 2006 Commencement
on May 28. Congratulations to
Augusta E. Lacayo and Ryan
T. Newton for receiving their
Master of Education in
International Teaching.

The Barbara Seniors
Harkins Foundation will hold
its first annual Spotlight of
Community Talent Show on
August 4 at the Caribbean
Banquet Hall. Their first orga-
nizational talent meeting will
be held on July 22. For more
information, call 305-258-
******* *
The Trust for Public Land
and the YWCA of Greater
Miami-Dade invites the
Overtown community to vote
on two proposed playground
plans. Balloting will take place
at the YWCA from July 5-13.
For more information, call
305-667-0409 ext. 13.
** ****

MiVami-uaae Community
Affordable Housing Bank of America and Life
Strategies Alliance (CAHSA) and Learning Centers will be

11/26/55 07/20/05

To some you are forgotten, to
some you are the past but to us
who loved and lost you, your
memories will always last.
The Hester Family

holding Homebuyer Education
classes on Wednesdays from
6:30-8:30 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-690-4391.

Miami-Dade Enterprise
Community Center will be
conducting its Expanded
Emerging Business Seminars
Series. For more information,
call 305-579-2730.
******* *
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

The City of Hollywood is
seeking Fine Arts and Crafts
for their fourth annual
International Art and Music
Festival on October 21-22. For
more information, call 954-

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
submitting 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, Fl 33168.

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

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

02/07/55 05/27/06

extends sincere thanks to all
who comforted us during our be-
Special thanks to Rev. Jackson
and the Greater New Macedonia
church family, Pastor Linda
Hawkins, Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Laurence Ford and the
Poitier Funeral Home.
Apologies to Adrienne Lynch,
whose name was mistakenly left
off the program.

more information, call 305-

Florida Memorial
University Entrepreneurial
Institute is offering several
free services and seminars on
owning your own business.
For more information, call
The Neighborhood
Partnership Program-
ECHOS at the 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 fron 6 -'I10p.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-

Coral Gables Senior High
School's 1986 Class
Reunion will be August 5 at
The Sonesta Hotel and Suites
in Coconut Grove. For more
information, visit

North Miami Beach Senior
High's 20th Year Class
Reunion will be held on
August 19, 7 11:30 p.m. at
The Trump International
Sonesta Beach Resort. Visit
for more information.

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


The First Charter School in Liberty City!
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 @

The Miami Times, July 19-25, 2006 13B

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maker, died July
14. Survivors
include: daugh-
ter, Constance
McDaniel; and a
host*of nieces,
and great
Saturday, 11 a.m. in the chapel.

38, construction
laborer, died
July 14.
include: mother,
Wauneda Fain;;
son, Antonio
Edwards, Jr.;
two brothers,
Aaron L. Neal,
Angelo L. Neal;
sister, Alora L. Berrian; three aunts,
Almeta Fain, Olivia Fain Stephens
and Betty Joyce Watson; uncle,
Willard Emmanuel Beeyd; four
great aunts, Shirley Berry, Joyce
Greene, Lillie Wilcox and Ella Mae
Nelson. Service Saturday, 11 a.m.
at New Birth Baptist Church.

48, homemaker,
died July 13.
include: two sis-
ters, Aretha
Davis and
Peterson; two
brothers, Tyrone
and Odell Hicks;
niece, Retha
Everett. Services were held.

County Election
clerk, died July
14. Survivors
include: three
dau g h ters ,
K a r e n
(H arris),
Armster and
Bridgette Clark
(Kirk); son, Abin Bannister; thirteen
grandchildren, seven great grand-
children; brother, Herman Bannister
(Gloria); and a hots of nieces,
nephews, cousins, godchildren and
extended family. Service Saturday,
10 a.m. at Trinity CME Church.

retired postal clerk, died July 3.
Graveside services were held.

Coconut Grove
homemaker of
Coconut Grove,
died July 16 at
Arch Plaza
Home. Survivors
include: two
sons, John E.
and Rodney B.
(Renee); four
granddaughters, Teresa Troup,
Patrice Allen, India Graham,
Elizabeth Ross, Sandra Graham and
Sheryl Brown; three grandsons,
Rodney B. Graham, Jr., Gregory
Finnie and Richard Brown, Jr.;
Service Saturday at Solid Rock
Apostolic Church.

died July 15.
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Greater St.
Baptist Church.

JOHN W. JOHNSON, 53, land-
scaper, died July 8. Services were

CURTIS L. EVANS, 32, died July
10. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m.
in the chapel.


died July 16.
Saturday, 11
a.m. in the

FLORINE HOPE, 74, retired
nurse, died July
14. Survivors
include: daugh-
ter, Audrey
Dobson; three
sons, Aubrey
Brop wn,
Brown and
Jeffrey Beason;
two sisters,
Naomi Straughn and Ethel Lewis;
brother, Shedrack Lewis; and a host
of nieces, nephews and grandchil-
dren. Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at
Ridgeway Church of God of

died July 14.
include: wife,
Jerlene G.
Joseph; two
dau g h ter s,
Alfreida D.
Goins (Andre)
and Kimberly E.
Green; two
sons, Alfred C., Jr. and Jonathan A.
Joseph; sister, Geneva Love; broth-
er, Paul Joseph (Florence); eight
grandchildren; and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and other rela-
tives. Service Thursday, 11 a.m. at
Cooper Temple Church of God In

MORE, 87,
died July 15.
Surviv ors
include: five
Virginia Meyers

Ethel Jeanette
Estelle Adams (Walter), Anna
Louise Maccaw and Patricia Brown
(Ernest); son, Henry (Babatu)
Larrimorre, II; brother, George
Farrington; three sisters, Irene
Clark, Evelyn Smith and Wilhelmina
Davis; thirteen grands, nineteen
great grandchildren; and a host of
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Service Friday, 1 p.m. at Bethany
Seventh Day Adventist Church.

COLE, 88, retired beautician, died
July 10. Services were held.

laborer, died July 12. Service
Saturday, 10 a.m. at Grace United
Community Church.

died July 10 at
her residence.
Wednesday at
Peaceful Zion
Baptist Church.

July 12 at Cedars Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete.

July 12 at Cedars Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete

Carey Royal *
July 15 at
Cedars Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Isreal
Bethel Primative
Baptist Church.

died July 4 at Family Rest Nursing
Home. Service Saturday, 1 p.rm. in
the chapel.

LONNIE ELLIS, 61, died July 14
at Jackson Hospital. Arrangements
are incomplete.

PAX Villa
died June 28. Services were held.

July 14. Service Saturday, 12 p.m.
at Holy Family Catholic Church.

ANTOINE ANDRE, 36, died July
9. Arrangements are incomplete.

Davis and Brice
Hollywood, died July 16. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at New Jerusalem
Missionary Baptist Church,

CHARLES S. HALL, 66, railroad
laborer, died
July 12 at North
Shore Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at New Mt.
Baptist Church.

teacher, died
July 12 at
J ac kson
Hospital .
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Mt. Sinai
Baptist Church.

MARTHA HOLMES, 75, retired
Dade County
Public School
teacher, died
July 7 at
Pu a r k w a at
Medical Center.
Services were

Deadline for

obituaries are

Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Call 305-694-6210

for more information.


supervisor at
Amtrak, died :'
July 13 at

Medical Center.,
include: wife,
Norma C. Mims;
son, Richard, III;
six daughters,
Rosalyn James, Ronda Mims,
Regina Kee, Robin Mims-Gaines,
Jonifer Mims and Patrica Williams.
Memorial services were held.

welder at Accoa,
died July 13 at
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Corpus
Christi Catholic

SAM GUERRIER, 19, died July 4.
include: par-
ents, Emanuel
Guerrier and
Elismene Felix;
siblings, James,
Kelly and Felix.

Saturday, July
22, 10 a.m. at
Holy Family
Catholic Church. Interment at
Southern Memorial Park.

JAMES JONES, 53, construction
worker, died July

Shore Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Community
Faith Church.

cashier at Great
Food Market,
died July 15 at
Holly w o o d
Medical Center.

Saturday, 1 p.m.
at New Hope
Baptist Church.

July 12 at Jackson Hospital.
Services were held.


43, waitress,
died July 9, at
P arkway
Medical Center.
include; daugh-
ters. Waletta,
Veronica Hicks,
and Robin
Reese; son.
Robert Reese;
sister, Patricia
brother, Willie
Services were he

Mckay Burrows;
David Hicks.


CYNTHIA CURRY, 40, died July
12. Services
were held.

July 16. Visitation Friday, 4-9 p.m.
Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at St. City
Holiness Church.

July 8. Visitation Friday, 4-9 p.m.
Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at Faith
Temple Community Church of Jesus.

July 12. Visitation Wednesday, 4-9
p.m. in the chapel. Remains will be
shipped to Darien, Georgia for final
rites and burial.

ROBERT COSBY, 42, died July
14. Remains will be shipped to
Detroit Michigan for final rites and

KATHLEEN REID, 84, died July
14. Arrangements are incomplete.

BRAD DAVIS, 47, died July 12.
Visitation Friday, 4-9 p.m. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at Refuge Church
of Our Lord.

KEITH WILLIAMS, 32, died July
3. Arrangements are incomplete.


July 13 at
J ac kson

61, Homestead, died July 13 at.
Saturday, 10
a.m. at St.

Morning Star Missionary Baptst
Baptist Church.

61, Homestead, died July 13 at
home. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
Morning Star Missionary Baptst

OTIS SNEED, JR., 67, died July
13 at home. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. at First Grace and Truth
Pentecostal Church.

ANNE WALKER, 80, died July 14
at Hialeah Hospital. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at Second Baptist

Homestead, died July 15 at Parkway
Hospice. Memorial service Friday, 4
p.m. in the chapel.

Naranja, died July 10 at Jackson
Hospital. Services were held.

counselor, died
July 11 at St.
Joseph s
Hospit a ,
Tampa. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
in the chapel.

nursing home
program direc-
tor, died July 11
in Tallahassee.
Sur v i v o rs
include: parents,
Henry L. and
Helen R. Black;
Rodney and
Gary Black
(Phyllis); sister, Sherry Black;
nephews, Rodney Black, 11 and
Jarvis Lawhorn; and a host of other
relatives and friends.

Public Notice

As a public service to our com-
munity, The Miami Times prints
weekly obituary notices submit-
ted 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.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

ETHEL D. BURKS, aka "Di-
ane" died on July 17, 2006.
Diane Burks was a native of
Miami. She was a alumni of
Northwestern Senior High
She recently retired from JMH
Crisis Unit, after working 30
years as a medical secretary.
Services to be held at Peaceful
Zion M.B. Church, Reverend C.
P. Preston, pastor, 2400 N.W. 68
Street at 1 p.m. on Monday, July

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

"Frigedu" 07/17/42 10/22/92

07/20/52 01/29/06

L is for the Love you gave me.
A is for Always being there for
R is for Remembering Christ
R is for always being a Real
Y is for the Years we shared
Happy Birthday, My Love.
Love you always, your wife,

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


07/18/88 03/05/06

Too young, too soon, you went
away and now comes around
your birthday. A young adult
you were to be 18 years old you
were to see.
Remembering you won't be
hard; it's letting go and that we
had to part. Rest in peace Lil' C.
From all of your family and

Death Notice

It's been 14 years since the
Lord called our love one home.
We will always remember her
laughter and sense of humor.
Gone, but never to be forgot-
ten. She will always live on in
our hearts.
From the Cooper, Donneys,
Thomas, Gamble and Lindsey

Death Notice

75, retired Dade County Public
School employee, died July 4.
He is survived by his wife,
Yvonne Carter; six sons, Clinton
Carter, HermanCarter, Jr.,
Minister Collie Carter, Terry
Carter, Stephen Carter, and
Erwin Carter; one daughter,
Cathy N. Carter and many sor-
rowing relatives and friends.
We want to send our most
heart felt thanks for all the com-
fort and sympathy offered dur-
ing our time of bereavement.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

aka 'ELI'

02/01/81 07/21/04

Lord, please pick a dozen red
roses for us, place them in our
son's arms and tell him they are
from us.
Tell him we love him and miss
him and when he turns to smile,
place a kiss upon his cheek.
Hold him for a while for us.
Because remembering him is
easy, we do it everyday. But,
there's an ache within our
hearts that will never go away.

A wonderful young man who is
missed and loved always.
Dad, Mom, Essence, Mikki,
family and friends.


FUegg H. OM0

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

14B The Miami Times J 6




Keep associates in their place. They are put in that

category for a reason. Something is preventing

you from viewing them as a friend.

By Brandyss Howard
How many people in your life do
you call true friends? I'm not talking
about the ones you give a ride to
from time to time or the chicks you
only chill with when you want to go
somewhere deep.
I'm talking about the first person
you call when the real drama pops
off. The person you can depend on in
your time of need. The one that's
going to tell you the truth, even if it
hurts your feelings. The individuals
you would trust with your children,
your money or your life. The person
who's more like family than anything
Now process this information and I
bet most of you can count them on
one hand.
Through life we hang out with peo-

A dip o AW9 Skirk

pie that five years down the road we
may never see again. You can start
eliminating these people as early as
the day you graduate from high
school. People who were 'cliqued up'
on a day-to-day basis most times
don't even converse once they've
walked across the stage.
You may remember a certain group
of classmates that were glued to the
hip and had pictures together all
through the yearbook. Chances are,
they've gone their separate ways.
People mature and they change. You
either end up having a friend that
sticks with you through your grow-
ing times or you end up leaving peo-
ple behind.
Friends are like luggage, the more
extra baggage you have, the more
difficult your traveling experience
becomes. It's better to take two
Please turn to FRIENDS 2C


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Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri arrive for the 2006 BET




Chris Brown steals the show
By Terrell Clayton
This year's BET Awards claimed cable television's top spot among
awards shows viewed this season. Performances came from top
artists like Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Prince and a surprise
appearance by Eminem. India Arie and Yolanda Adams brought
down the house as they did a tribute to this year's Lifetime
Achievement Award recipient,
Chaka Khan.
"This show was filled with
so many amazing perform-
ances and unforgettable
moments, I would have trou-
ble calling out my personal
favorite," said BET Chairman
and CEO Debra Lee. "For
our viewers, this has easily
become the most popular of
all awards shows. It's a fan-
tastic way for BET to cele-
brate the greatness of
Aside from these perform-
ers, during a medley of his
songs, Jamie Foxx and
Fantasia Barrino shared a
passionate kiss that shocked
the audience and still has the
world talking. Singer/actor
Harry Belafonte was also
awarded for his humanitarian
efforts throughout the world.
While last year many stars
were absent from the audi-
ence, this year they made
Please turn to BET 2C

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Adora Obi Nweze, president
of Florida State branches of the
NAACP and Hyacinth 0.
Johnson, chairperson of
Freedom Fund Awards 2006,
collaborated and used their
expertise and provided the 33rd
annual Freedom Fund and
Awards Banquet, recently, at
Disney's Coronado Springs
Resort, under the theme, "The
Legacy Continues: A total
Rendezvous With Justice."
The Conference was support-
ed by Julian Bond, chairman of
the NAACP National Board of
Directors; Bruce S. Gordon,
president and CEO; Buddy
Dyer, Mayor; Commissioner
Daisy W. Lynum, Orlando; and
Al Weiss, president of Walt
Disney World Resort.
Present were the Honorable
Judge Leah A. Simms, a grad-
uate of Miami Edison and
Williamette University, was mis-
tress of ceremonies, while
Wilkie D. Ferguson, III., a
graduate of The New World
School of the Arts and a former
ACT-SO and Omega Psi Phi
Talent Hunt finalist. His father,
the late Wilkie D. Ferguson,
Jr., will have the largest Federal
Courthouse in the country
named in his honor come
In addition, from among the
107 judiciaries, the committee
honored Judges James Dean
(deceased), 1888-89; Joseph E.
Lee, 1888; Lawson E. Thomas
(deceased), 1950-55, 1958-61;
John D. Johnson, 1955-59;
Donald Wheeler Jones, 1967-
68; Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr.
(deceased); Joseph W.
Hatchet, 1975-99; Alcee
Hastings, 1977-89; Henry
Latimer (deceased), 1984-92,
2004; Melvia B. Green, 1989-;
Jubert L. Grimes, 1989 and

Justice Peggy Quince, 1993-.
Special recognition was given
to Jim Wheelwright of
Blockbuster, Inc. for receiving
the Corporate Award
and for being a strong
supporter of the NAACP.
Nweze and Johnson
agreed to procure the
event as a permanent
exhibit at the re-estab-
lished Law School at
FAMU with assistance
coming from Dr. Castell
Bryant, Dr. Murrell NW
Dawson and Dr.
Frederick Humphries.
Johnson announced the next
event will be held, September 7-
9 in Altamonte Springs, the
birthplace of the Honorable
Alcee Hastings. Miamians,
start putting your house in
order for this endeavor.

According to Alvilda
Marie Greene, coordi-
nator of 24th annual
Rose Cotillion, Sigma
Gamma Rho Sorority's
flower, the yellow tea
rose, was captured quite
vividly when Gamma JOH
Delta Sigma Chapter fol-
lowed through and girls from
the ninth-grade who were in the
Buds of Spring grew to become
graduating females that repre-
sented 'Roses.'
Greene chose the Ocean
Ballroom at the Trump
International Sonesta Beach
Resort in Sunny Isles Beach to
allow the Roses to enjoy an opu-
lent evening after months of
preparation for this special
coming-out affair.
The Roses of 2006 included
Faith Elibert, who will attend
Miami-Dade; Rajjii Ferguson,
Miami-Dade; Ashley McLeroy,

Liberty University in Virginia;
lonnie McNeill, Howard
University in Washington and
Shantell Williams, Stanford
Special congratulations go
out to the mothers of the Roses,
among them Beverly
Ferguson, Delphine McLeroy,
Ann McNeill, Deborah Taylor
and Virginia Williams, as well
as presenters Forbes Medouze,
Daniel McNeill, Michael
McLeroy, James Washington,
II, and William Adams. The
escorts were Donald
Blackshear, Joshus
Eason, Travares
Frazier, Jahmal
Jarrett and Antwan
The attire for the
Roses and escorts com-
plemented the rich
atmosphere with the
young ladies wearing a
'EZE crown tiara, mini-ear-
rings and a string of
pears, long gloves and a flower
of yellow to match the long
gown, while the young men
wore long coat black tuxedos
with yellow accessories.
Dr. Gwendolyn Robinson,
newly elected Basileus, served
as Mistress of
Ceremony, music was
furnished by Krossover
jazz directed by Leon
and gowns were
designed by Ron of
Miami (Ronald
The Entrepreneurial
Award was given to
NSON Rose Ashley McLeroy;
Faith Elibert was
crowned The Rose of
Distinction; lonnie McNeill
received the 'most cooperative'
award; Rajjii Ferguson
received 'Best Attendance' and
Shantell Williams won the
Versatile award. Archie Ayers,
grandfather of Elibert and
Newkirk, Sigma Gents, were
recognized as outstanding
Members of the hard-working
committee were singled out,
including Bernice Carey,
Marcia Carter-Wright, Wilma
J. Council, Michelle Dawson
(FMU undergraduate), Willie

Pearl Galloway, Irene E.
Handsford, Alyce S. Harrell,
Karla James (FMU), Julia
Myers, Terriceda Newkir,
Genevieve Paul, Ruby T.
Rayford, chair of the souvenir
book, Michelle Shannon,
Linda S. Tartt and
Adeenaw Williams
(FMU) assistant dance
Greene has begun to
plan for 2007. Get
involved and contact
her at 305-620-9552 or
send an email to tree-
After the book Roots by Alex
Haley, families became orien-
tated to finding out about their
origins. One such family is the
Barthell/Payne clan, who has
been celebrating since 1965.
This year they gathered at
Arcola Lakes Park for a picnic
and Mount Carmel Missionary
Baptist Church to worship.
According to the history of the
family, it all got started when
Lessie Mae Payne united with
Toney Barthell in Ocilla, Ga.
and from that union came
Goldy Jr., Harry, Jean, Eddie
Lee, Willie Mae, Eltenia,
Barbara and Will Portor. Their
marriages produced children
totaling over 200 grands, great
grands and great, great grands.
Family members that have
stood out included Mattie
Payne, 94, the oldest living
aunt and other relatives that
are deceased including Nellie
Ruth Bell, Willie B. Barthell,
Bernice B. Anderson, Ester M.
Brown, Gloria Blue Jacobs.
Theldon Jacobs, Lonnie B.
Jacobs and Rosa Lee Jacobs
Outstanding national acclaim
members included Steve
Barthell, a music producer
from Boston, Mass; Scherry
Barthell, union leader of 3292;
historians Ethel Ferguson and
Makina Peterson who designed
the T-Shirts with the inscrip-
tion 'God Made Us Kin and Love
Makes Us Family' worn by the
youngest members, such as Tia
Williams, Keyandra Johnson,
Samuel Brown and Jerome

Also present were Kevious
Johnson, running back for
South Carolina with a credit of
1,025 yards; Milton Anderson,
Jr., Cleveland, Ind., who pro-
duced a CD named Bethany;
Ada Anderson
Johnson; Edgar
Anderson, grandfather;
and Bernice Barrthell,
SFrom my vantage
point, the family
enjoyed themselves
together as they dined
on soul food and older
IAMS members engaged the
children in wholesome
games, along with a huge
bouncer, balls and bats and
gospel music. It began
at Willie Mae's house
on Friday and ended
there on Sunday.

When the Harbour
Island families get
together, they really put
on a big show. This was
evident when Sondra SIM
Wallace, president and
Gloria Barry, chairperson,
brought them to Miami last
week and celebrated The 30th
Annual Harbour Island Family
Reunion at the Omni Radisson
From its beginning in Tampa
30 years ago, the reunion has
grown to include the families of
The Albury, Barry, Bethel,
Cash, Cleare, Curry, Grant,
Higgs, Fisher, Johnson, Major,
Saunders, Roberts, Sawyer,
Sturrup, Sweeting, Walker and
The weekend leading up to
the 4th of July was filled with
activities, beginning with regis-
tration on Friday; a banquet on
Saturday with Juanita
Johnson Miller as emcee; wor-
ship at The Historical St. Agnes
Episcopal Church and a picnic
at Oleta State Park on the 4th.
Included was the best
Bahamian food you'd want to
taste; Junkanoo music from
Jawal Sturrup with Richard B.
Strachan blowing the whistle,
Lolita Smith providing the
solos, Consular General Alma

2C The Miami Times, July 19-25, 6

William Eugene Jackson
(Ed.D.) is currently a professor
of psychology at Miami-Dade
College. He is a certified master
diver and is a member of sever-
al organizations including the
National Association of Black
Scuba Divers. Congratulations.
Get well wishes to all of you,
from all of us.
Mae Hamilton-Clear,
Patricia Allen-Ebron, Sue
Francis, Freddie ?Jabbo"
Johnson, Clarice Allen-
Smith, Alphonso Taylor,
Henry ?Sanky? Newbold,
Gayle Sweeting-Gee, Mertis
Seymour, Carolyn Bannister-
Johnson, Samuel Clear,
Emma Leland-Isidore, Fred
C. Bethel, Celestine
Hepburn-Brown and Thomas

?Nick Marshall.
Christine McKinnon (J.D.)
was elected vice president of
the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr.,
bar association.
Nova Southeastern
University's new mascot the
"Shark" replaced the old mas-
cot, the "Knights."
Four family members
received their MBA degrees at
the same graduation from the
University of Phoenix in St.
Petersburg, Fl. and vowed not
to leave one another behind.
Those graduating were Venita
Gilstrap, mother; LaWanda,
daughter; Wanda Scott-Green,
sister and Brooke Dyett-
White, niece. Congratulations
to a family that proved any-

thing can be done!
Jeffrey -and Nicole King-
Burroughs are the very proud
parents of a baby boy, born
July 7, in Lenox Hill Hospital.
The elated grandparents are
Dr. Roland and Barbara
Burroughs and grandmommy
Patricia. Jocelyn Burroughs-
Smith is the great-grandmoth-
er of Bailey Burroughs.
Congratulations to the family!
The proud father also celebrat-
ed his natal day July 10.
Happy Birthday Jeffrey!
The Cooper and Cummings
family journeyed to Augusta,
Georgia to enjoy the Fourth of
July with family and friends.
Making the trip to Augusta
were Ira Duncan, Barbara
Duncan and Shirley Ann-
Duncan. Emma Cooper was in
charge of all arrangements and
fun activities that the family
Did you know there are three
Black female astronomers?
Remember these names:
Stephanie Wilson, 39 years
old, a mission specialist and

Harvard University graduate;
Dr. Mae Jemison, the first
Black woman to travel into
. space and Col. Yvonne
Darlene Cagle, M.D.
Joan Higginbotham, is
scheduled for a flight mission
in December. Congratulations
ladies! We are all proud of you.
Some of our Black leaders
and celebrities who spoke
words of advice to the graduat-
ing class of 2006 are:
Condoleezza Rice, Barack
O'Bama, Smokey Robinson,
Phylicia Rashad, Bill Cosby,
Colin L. Powell, Dennis P.
Kimbro, Spike Lee, Willie E.
Gary, Elijah E. Cummings,
Earl G. Graves, Sr., Marian
Wright Edelman, Soror Vashti
McKenzie and Desmond
Happy Wedding Anniversary
Greetings to:
Hubert and Marjorie W.
Sharpe, July 10: Their 31st
Theodore and Shirley
Johnson, July 11: Their 25th
Arch Bishop and Margarette
(First Lady) wedding anniver-

sary, July 8: 57th Anniversary
The Kemp-Smith-Trotman
family reunion is being held in
Atlanta, Georgia. Those who
made the trip are: John
Smith, Helen Gay, Julia
Tynes, Melvina Allen, Louise
Watkins, Samuel Watkins,
Roslyn Jackson, Eugenia
Tynes, Mercia McKenzie,
Lolethia McKenzie, Janis
McKenzie, Beverly
Rutherford, James Dean III,
Teneshia Tynes, Sally
Williams, Jose Watkins,
Jamal Williams, Ivis
Richardson, Annie Mae
Gilbert, Vera Mays,
Jacqueline Simms, Viola
Palmer, Crystle Williams,
Fred Watkins, Dynasty
Tynes, Kendrick Brownlee
and Wesley Tynes, Jr. I do
hope all of you enjoyed Atlanta!
The Miami Gardens City
Council voted unanimously to
rename the section of NW
187th Street between 32nd
and 37th Avenues, in honor of
Carol City High School student
"Jeffrey Lamar Johnson, Jr."

The council members decid-
ed 7-0 to name the roadway
after Jeffrey. Well done ladies
and gentlemen.
My Delta Sorors; Did you
know Dwyane Wade's wife
Siohvaughn Wade is our
Soror? Thought all of you
would want to know that.
Dr. Donna Benton-Grant
wrote and a very wonderful
book titled Meet Grant The
Red Bear. It is very good read-
ing for your children ages 5-
10. Congratulations Soror
Congratulations to Reverend
and Mrs. Esther Hendon
(deceased), parents who would
have been very proud of their
son Judge Eric Wm. Hendon,
who was sworn in as a county
court judge for his second stint
on the bench.
The man who views the
world at fifty the same way he
did at twenty has wasted thir-
ty years of his life.
A father is someone who car-
ries pictures where his money
used to be.

Separating your associates from friends

continued from 1C

carry-ons than suitcases that
require checking. Too much
weight can slow a person
Therefore; having a few real
friends is better than keeping
a group of associates. By
dealing with a lot of people, it
takes longer to weed out the
real from the fake. Keeping
negative people in your life
will only hinder your
Keep associates in their
place. They are put in that

category for a reason.
Something is preventing you
from viewing them as a friend.
Take this into consideration
before you tell them your
darkest secrets or trust them
around your mate.
Some associates are ene-
mies in disguise. They pretend
to truly care for you while
secretly planning on how to
bring you down.
These 'fair weather friends'
are only around when it's con-
venient for them. Sharing your
happiness and success often
brings out their green side.
You may notice them discour-

aging you from pursuing cer-
tain goals or even wearing a
particular outfit all because
they don't want to see you
doing better than them. These
are signs that the person is
not truly your friend.
Surrounding yourself with
positive people ultimately
brings you positive things.
True friends can offer comfort
in your time of need. Long-
term friendships can give you
a sense of kinship that we
sometimes lack from our
direct family members.
Bottom line, be careful who
you call a friend.

BET Awards boasts this year's hottest stars

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sure they came out and shined
brightly through unforgettable
performances and surprise pair-
ings. "Have Prince and Stevie
Wonder ever performed together
in public before? No. Has Janet
Jackson ever reunited with her
Good Times cast before? No. Has
Eminem ever rapped an exclu-
sive verse just for a television
show? No. These are just a few of
the historical moments that hap-
pened on the BET Awards," BET
President of Entertainment
Reginald Hudlin said.

Coming away with awards
this year were Missy Elliot and
T.I. for Best Male and Female
Hip-Hop Artist; Prince and Mary
J. Blige for Best Male and
Female R&B Artist; and taking
home the Best New Artist award
was fan favorite Chris Brown.
Also, for all the sports fans out
there, Lebron James and Venus
Williams captured the Male &
Female Athlete of the Year
If you didn't get a chance to
watch the awards this year, the
6.6 million viewers who tuned in
will tell you what you missed: A
night of celebration, shocking

kisses, great performances,
heartwarming match ups and
unforgettable, historical
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singing the theme song, 'Getting
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Unnecessary risks should never be taken lightly

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

I woke up this morning and for the
first time in my eighteen years, I was-
n't optimistic about my future.
Society has so many statistics about
my Black brothers and sisters that
I'm afraid I'm doomed to be the next
in line for a tragic and all too familiar
It is estimated that 30% of the 40
million people infected with the HIV
virus are between the ages of 15-24.
While overall teenage unemployment
continues to hover around 12%,
Black teens unemployment remains
more than six times the national rate.
In fact, 10,000 teens, or rather one
teen every eight seconds, are infected
by STDs per day! If that isn't enough,
alcohol use is closely tied to the three
leading causes of death among Black
youth ages 12 to 20. It's hard to know

what category I may be doomed to
fall into and sadly I don't know
what tomorrow will bring.
When will our youth realize that,
by taking unnecessary risks they
are gambling with their lives. We
are only given one life and it's up
us to live it to the fullest. That does
not mean we should foolishly risk
it and become another statistic.
Why do we seem to fall into this
category? Why is it that everytime
we look around we see another one
of our teens adding to the dismal
percentage? Why can't there be a
new statistic; one that will say 130
students out of a graduating class
of 132 received a diploma or that
death of teens have decreased
since the year 2002.
Shouldn't we be able to deter-
mine our own futures or at least
how we wish them to be. I want
something else out of life other

than becoming another statistic.
That's what every young American
should be want too. It's up to us to
become a symbol for the generation
that follows us. We need to make
progress so that future generations
won't fall into the number of unfor-
tunates that make up negative sta-
We have to stop dangling our lives
in front of an ongoing train. We
have to get to the point where we
-are sick of reading about another
teen killed because of a drunk-driv-
ing accident, gang fight, overdose,
suicide attempt, STD or drive-by.
The aforementioned can kill us
one by one if we let them. Yet we
don't have to. We can stop them in
the nick of time. If we stop driving
while under the influence of alco-
hol, having unprotected sex, taking
drugs and using needles, playing
with weapons like guns and knives
and, most importantly, stop living
life like its a joke.
But how will we get to this point if

we see our family members, friends,
neighbors and favorite entertainers
using and endorsing unsafe prod-
ucts? We see it everyday and we think
that it is normal to follow in their foot-
Thankfully, God gives everyone a
second chance in life and it's time we
took it. So what if you slipped up and
drank a beer, forgot to wear a con-
dom, played with your father's, guri
behind his back or even took a few
puffs of a joint. All of these things are
in the past and you are still here on'
earth to make sure these incidents dq
not repeat themselves in the future. ,
You made it through the storm and
now the sun will shine again if you
take the present opportunity. Don't
wait for the day of your funeral tq
realize that you can't take any of your
transgressions back. Then not only
will you have wasted your life; but you
will also become just another statis-
And personally, I can't think of any-
thing worse than becoming one.

Black History is more than just one month

Young people need to be more

knowledgeable about Black History

By Tiffany K. Bain
Special to The Times

When I was in the 11th grade
and I used to sit in my
American History class, I often
heard about the same people
over and over again: George
Washington, Abraham Lincoln
and Christopher Columbus,
who supposedly discovered
I could not wait until
February finally came so I could
learn some Black History. But
when it was time to get into the
subject, I was surprised at how
brief and repetitive the informa-
tion was because we learned so
little about a select few Black
people who have made an
incredible impact. in both
American and Black History.
Yet during October, Hispanic
Heritage Month, we learned
extensive information about
Hispanics who have impacted
American history.

If you ask a young person
today to name at least five his-
torically Black figures who have
made an impact in Black
History, the top four responses
would be: Dr. Martin. Luther
King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm
X and Harriet Tubman. Why is
it that this generation can only
name the same four people
when there were so many oth-
ers that have made an impact?
In addition to those people
there was W.E.B. Dubois,
Booker T. Washington and oth-
ers. These are the only things
we really breeze through during
Black History Month. Although
these people helped pave the
way to give us the right we have
today, isn't time for a new
movement to educate today's
generation about their history?
One way, this generation can
be more knowledgeable about
Black History is if school dis-
tricts follow the example of
William Payne, a New Jersey


Assemblyman, and a team of
members from The Amistad
Commission. In 2002, Payne
and the Commission pushed to
have 593 public school districts
in the state of New Jersey to
have Black History mandated in
the school curricula.
Chris Stevenson, a mathe-
matics teacher at Coral Reef
Senior High School, feels that
mandating Black History in
schools should have been done
a long time ago.
Stevenson explains that while
attending Miami Jackson
Senior High when it was still
predominately white, "it was
very important to know about
Black history, because if you
look at it, Blacks have had a
tremendous impact on our his-
tory and have also impacted US
Stevenson adds that "dedicat-
ing just one month to Black
History isn't enough." He con-
tinues, saying he's "glad we
have it, but doing it 365
[days] Tom Joyner is even
better because there weren't
much things that Blacks
weren't involved in."

Stevenson also believes that it
is very important to push the
cause to educate this genera-
tion about Black History
because "a lot of information
wasn't put out until recently,
like the movie starring Cuba
Gooding where he played a
Black diver who was an impor-
tant asset to the US Navy and
also the movie about the slave
ship Amistad."
Another way this generation
of young people..can be. more
educated about Black History is
by taking the initiative to either
start or join their school's Black
History Club and participating
in the annual Black History
Brain Bowl that takes place
annually in Miami.
By educating young people
today about their history, it
would probably help decrease
the number of kids getting
killed, raise the test scores of
individuals and increase their
intelligence. Learning about
people and events that have
paved the way for them may
give them a sense of pride and
instill in them the motivation
they need to succeed.

By Jasmine Williams

When I got my first job working at a fast food place, it wasn't what I
expected. I just thought it was a quick way to earn cash for my senior year
expenses. However, it opened my eyes to the fact that many Americans do
not cook anymore. Now don't get me wrong I'm sure there are some moth-
ers and wives who still cook for their families. But, sadly, most of them
have succumbed to a new tradition: purchasing take-out food.
It seems this new trend has become extremely popular over the last few
years. More Americans are satisfied with paying various amounts of money
to a restaurant rather than preparing a home cooked meal. In my opinion
this is only a waste, since all their money does is make it possible to pro-
duce more fatty foods that lead to Americans dealing with obesity, diabetes,
heart attacks and strokes.
When I first started working at my job I was excited and anxious to take
orders and hand out food. As time passed, I began to notice that the num-
ber of cars became more frequent each day. Everytime I looked out of the
window I would see more cars racing to the drive-thru.
Now it may seem as if I'm complaining, but I'm only stating the obvious
truth that many people do not like to face. They have become more lazy and
willing to have someone fix their food for them. I'm not trying to down the
fast food places because they are businesses and need money to function,
however they are as much to blame as the people who purchase their food
What America needs to understand is that society has lost its way from
their kitchens and been directed into the arms of hamburgers, hotdogs,
fries, chicken and other fast food places. No longer are we health fanatics.
We have thrown it aside for a slice of pizza or a serving of pie. It seems
that eating fatty foods daily has become a necessity rather than a want.
People depend on it like they do water and oxygen, as if essential for their
Unfortunately, unhealthy fast foods will only lead to more dire conse-
quences that negatively affect our bodies. A body can only take so much of
these unsafe dining choices before it eventually starts succumbing to vari-
ous diseases that in many cases lead to untimely death.
Therefore, it would be very wise to limit your intake of fast foods to twice
a month. This is not only a wise choice, but one that can save your life. If
more Americans were to return to their kitchens, they may in return not
only improve their health, but their households also.
That, however, is another story for a different edition.

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 I've been feeling I've been left
out of a lot of the things we (my best
friends and I) used to do. Like the other
day, we were all-supposed to go to the
movies and get something to eat after,
but one of my best friends called and told
me that they weren't going anymore. So
instead I decided to stay home and watch
TV all night. About three hours later my
other best friend called and said that the
movie she and my other best friend saw
was really good. It felt like she wanted to
rub it in my face or something. Why are
they beginning to leave me out of things?
I thought I was their best friend too.
Feeling Left Out

Feeling Left Out,
At one time or another all friends go
through that feeling of being left out,
especially when there are more than two
friends in a group. You feel as though

they are hanging out without including
you and it makes you feel as though they
no longer want you in their group.
However there may be other reasons
why the) are behaving that way. That's
why its never good to jump to a conclu-
sion unless you have gone to the source
and confronted why they are acting a cer-
tain way. Until then you can't really be
sure that deceit is rearing its ugly head.
Maybe you have gotten more involved in
something else and they are feeling
rejected or maybe they feel you all don't
have anything in common anymore.
Whatever the reason, you won't get
answers until you sit down and converse
with your friends. Let them know how
this is affecting you and how you wish to
resolve the issue that is troubling you.
Remember a friend is like an anchor:
sometimes it can be steady and some-
times it can be rocky, but it is always
something you can count on.

The Class of 2006 has walked down the aisle to receive their
diplomas. It was a time of joy, laughter and tears since each and
everyone will be going on their separate paths in life. So if you are
interested in saying farewell to your 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 mall information to:
Jasmine Williams Teen Scene Editor
900 N.W. 54th Street Miami, Florida 33127

So it's summer vacation time, but you still don't have a clue about 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 list some
things to do when you can't seem to cool off due our summer heat.
Have an ice cream fight in the backyard.
Go swimming with allyour clothes on.
Throw a beach party with your friends.
Run through the sprinklers in a bathing suit
Swim at your local pool three times a week.
Take an ice cold shower.
0Go to a water park.
Have a water gun/ balloon fight
When all else fails turn on your a/c full blast

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_____ is'a rap and R&B group from Miami, Florida. The band is comprised of four broth-
ers. Their debut album, Bluestars, was released on May 17, 2005 and features the hit U.S. top
ten single, Grind With Me. Their next two singles are Your Body and Nothing But A Number.
In 2005, they joined other R&B/hip-hop acts including Bow Wow and Omarion on the Scream
Four Tour. Some of their nominations include" the 2005 American Music Award nomination for
Favorite R&B/Hip-Hop Group; the 2005 World Music Award nomination for World's Best
Selling R&B Group and World's Best Selling R&B New Artist; and the 2005 Billboard Music
Award nomination for the Top Hot Rhythmic Artist of the Year. They are currently in the stu-
dio working on their sophomore LP due for a late summer release. A new track titled Pause
is said to make the cut

Last week's sensation answer: Gabrielle Anderson

What are readers saying

aboet about the

Teeoon Scene pageoP

As Jasmine's mother, I am rarely shocked by what she can
accomplish. Ever since she was little she has shown a passion
for reading and writing. Whenever Sunday would come around
she would love to run out and get the paper and read it from
front to back. I'm very proud at what she has accomplished and
enjoy picking up a paper just to see what's she has written
about for that week.

Jasmine you are still an excellent writer. I have read your
conclusion on How does watching TV affects a child's percep-
tion of the world. I enjoyed this article very much and it has
been the best that I have ever read. I will continue to look for
your section in The Miami Times.

I enjoy reading all your articles and I'm one of your biggest
fans. Everytime I finish reading one of your articles I'm more
informed of what issues we teens face every day. Thanks Jazz
for helping me stay aware and featuring me as an Amazing

Jazz thanks so much for putting my article in the paper.

Jazz I didn't even know you had that writing ability inside of
you. When I read your article about teen violence I was really
impressed. So keep up the good work and I look forward to
reading your upcoming articles in the paper.

It's very inspirational to see one of my young Black sistas
doing her thang. So do what you do girl and I'm 100 percent
behind you every step of the way.

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

C i i Ti J l 19-25 2006




Black owned facility brings variety to community
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By Brandyss Howard

Last Wednesday marked the
grand opening of the MLK
Food Court on the corner of
NW 62nd street and 27th
avenue. This Black owned
establishment features
Subway, RJ Wings and More,
Chef Cafe' and Coffee Corner.
This location offers an "oppor-
tunity to get a variety of food in
a safe environment that's easi-
ly accessible," according to
LaTessa Hall, one of the man-
aging partners of the HRT
Group. This facility was

designed to seat 150 people
and is open during the week-
After 17 years in the fran-
chise business, Harry Norton,
majority food court owner, said
he felt it was important to
show people that these types
of services can be provided to
those in the community. He
also wanted to give Blacks the
opportunity to work and own
Norton said it was important
for his facility to emulate the
community. Originally from
Liberty City, Norton felt there
was a need to change the
.Please turn to MLK 8D

Food Court Owners left to right: Lester Simon, Harry Norton
and T. Wardell Smith. The owners felt the opening was very

Find a home close to home

Full Name of Business
JayDee Mortgage
7312 NW 7th Avenue
Phone: 786-514-6565
Fax: 305-835-6999

Year Established

Jerome Davis

Future Goals
I want to grow my busi-
ness in this community
by starting a first time
homebuyers program. As
I grow, I definitely want to
stay in the Liberty City
area and help the people
in the community reach
the goal of getting a

I offer affordable housing
programs. We have a lot-
tery program wherein a
client can fill out the
application through
MMAP and the program
will pay seventy five per-
cent of the mortgage. I'm
a real estate agent as well
as a mortgage broker so I
can help people find a
house. I can help them
sell a house, I can help
them finance a house as
well as help them find
county, city and state
money. I have an insur-
ance background too.

Why did you start this
business and how has it
It's hard for minorities to
get a home. Many
minorities reach a road
block or they don't know
their rights towards get-
ting a home. I wanted to
get people in homes .no
matter what it took. The
company has grown
about thirty percent this
year alone with clientele
and revenue.

What were some of the
obstacles you faced and
how did you overcome
Finding mortgage com-
panies was a challenge. I
was dealing with about
fifty lenders so the thing
was trying to find the
right mortgage company
to deal with. I didn't have

Jerome Davis

a problem with opening
up the business, instead
the problem was finding
the best rate and the
best programs, to help
my .customers get a
home. When I started 1
didn't have any mortgage
background so that was
the toughest problem. I
overcame those obsta-
cles by just producing

Who does your business
best serve and why?
People in this (the
Liberty City) area
because I' live in this
community and act in
this community. We
cater Liberty City,
Overtown and all the
other inner-city commu-

What are some of your
past experiences that
helped you meet the
needs of your clients?
My past experiences for
new clients are referrals.
I mailed out letters and
post cards to people in
the community to let
them know about my
services. I gave people
great service and they
referred my company to
others. In the past and
currently I make it a
point to explain the entire
process to them regard-
less of which service they
need or want.

Where did you get the
name of your company
and does it have any sig-
nificant meaning?
My company name comes
from Jerome Davis, My
family and friends call me
JD. So I named my com-
pany Jaydee Mortgage

OneUnited Bank and its
Board of Directors announced
today the appointment of Teri
Williams as president. In this
capacity, Williams will report
to Kevin Cohee, the bank's
Chairman and CEO, and will
oversee all bank operations.
Williams' appointment
marks the continuation of the
bank's aggressive move to
help urban communities, par-
ticularly Blacks, improve their
financial health by reducing
personal debt and encourag-
ing savings.
The board's decision is
based on Williams' superior
record of achievement and
major contributions toward
the bank's strategic plan and
the alignment and implemen-
tation of its internet banking
strategy. "Teri's superior oper-

grad to le
ational focus and drive for
innovation, combined with her
passion for helping others,
will contribute to our ability to
satisfy existing customer
needs, capture new customers
and grow market share, said
Prior to this position,
Williams served as the bank's
Executive Vice President and
managed retail, marketing,
compliance and human
resources departments. In
this role, Williams led
OneUnited Bank in their
efforts to consolidate four
banks and their product offer-
ings, creating one powerful
national brand. OneUnited
Bank's Vice Chairman, Jheryl
Busby, noted, "The bank is
going through a transition and
Teri Williams is the best per-

Teri Williams
son to implement this strate-
gy. We have very aggressive
goals for the next three years

and we have every confidence
that Teri's leadership will be a
big part of our success."
Williams has more than 25
years of financial services
experience and has held exec-
utive leadership positions at
Bank of America and
American Express, where she
was one of the youngest Vice
Presidents in the company's
history. Williams holds an
MBA with honors from
Harvard University and a
B.A. with distinction from
Brown University. She has
been recognized for her con-
tributions to the urban com-
munity by the Urban League,
NAACP and the National
Black MBA Association and
has served on the board of
numerous non-profit organi-

MDT renamed in honor of Rosa Parks

- Miami-Dade' Transit Bus
Operations building renaming
in honor of Rosa Parks, on
July 17, in Miami.
Parks is famous for her
refusal on December 1, 1955
to obey a bus driver's demand
that she give up her seat to a
white passenger. Her subse-
quent arrest and trial for this
act of civil disobedience trig-
gered the Montgomery Bus
Boycott, one of the largest and
most successful mass move-
ments against racial segrega-
tion in history. Her role in
American history earned her
an iconic status in American
culture, and her actions have
left an enduring legacy for civil
rights movements around the
"What Ms. Parks was trying
to do is what most of us are
trying to do every day just
get from home to work. She
was seeking to be treated
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Pictured from left to right: Reverend Carl Johnson, Pastor, Ninety Third Street Community Baptist Church; Vice
Chairman Dennis C. Moss, Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy
Sorenson; former Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek; Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez; Nicholas McCauley;
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle; Sonia McCauley; William McCauley, nephew of Rosa Parks;
Roosevelt Bradley, Director, Miami-Dade County Transit Department; and John T. Jones, Jr., Executive Director, The
King Institute.

African art sold for $7.5M at auction

Special to the NNPA from GIN

A 19th century African mask
from a major French collection
sold for a record-breaking
$7.5 million in a sign of the
dramatic appreciation of
African culture among high-
powered art investors.
The mask, sold at a Paris
auction, was of the West
African Fang tribe of Gabon,
and was said to have inspired
artist Pablo Picasso. It brought
four times its estimated price
of $1.9 million, organizers of
the sale at the Drouot auction
house said. The buyer was

not disclosed.
Some 500 pieces of rare
African pieces, mostly from
France's former colonies in
West and Central Africa, were
being sold off this month from
the collection of Pierre Verite
and his son Claude. Their col-
lecting began in the 1920s
when Europeans picked up
some of the region's finest
pieces of traditional art at
greatly undervalued prices.
The Verite family kept most
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honey." Here in America we
hold annual hotdog eating con-
tests and have managed to

spend over 50 billion dollars
within the last 12 months on
the war in Iraq. Yet it's estimat-
ed that over 60 million
Americans either have no
health coverage or are incredi-

bly underinsured. Healthcare
costs have increasingly soared
year after year and have forced
many individuals as well as
small business owners to
search and seek out alternative
ways to help trim these high
Personally, I've always felt the
cost of health insurance has
been out of whack; ever since I
became a licensed insurance
agent and that's been over 20
years ago. Truth is, I've always
felt uncomfortable about paying
for "just in case" insurance. I
mean, seems to me that if the

insurance company makes its
money by charging a person a
certain amount of money each
month "just in case" he/she
needs medical attention and if
month after month goes by and
no medical attention is required
and the person stays healthy, it
seems like the insurance com-
pany should reward that person
with some kind of bonus. Or
maybe if a person doesn't get
sick over a 12 month period
that person shouldn't have to
pay a premium (insurance cost)
for the following 12 months. In
other words, for every year that

you pay for insurance and don't
get sick or hospitalized, the fol-
lowing year you won't have to
pay anything because the
insurance company didn't have
to payout a claim for the cur-
rent year and you paid money
all year for insurance that .you
didn't use.
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. . Oh, but maybe that's not
really fair; rewarding the
healthy folks and punishing the
sick folks by making the sick
folks pay every year, this is
exactly how the insurance com-
panies justify offering no such

bonus plans. They all have
adapted a policy that says "the
good suffer with the bad" every-
body pays for "just in case
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The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County Code
and Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional architectural and engineering services will be
required for the Jackson South Community Hospital Expansion and Renovation Project for the Public
Health Trust / Jackson Health System. This is a Public Health Trust contract being procured in accordance
with Miami-Dade County's procurement policy for architectural and engineering services (Administrative
Order 3-39).

The Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County (hereinafter "PHT") was created in October 1973 pursuant
to Florida Statues 154.07-154.12 and County Ordinance No. 73-69. The PHT is a unique statutory agency
and instrumentality of Miami-Dade County whereby title to facilities operated and managed by the PHT
remains in the hands of Miami-Dade Count'y, while possession and operating control of the property is in
the hands of the PHT. As an instrumentality of Miami-Dade County, the PHT is bound by, and adheres to
applicable county codes and administrative orders. The operations of the PHT and any of its divisions are
subject to Florida's "Government in the Sunshine" laws.

In July 2001, the Public Health trust acquired Jackson South Community Hospital to extend health care
services to the residents of southern Miami-Dade County. Since the acquisition, the Public Health Trust has
been working to better meet the needs of the community through expanding and enhancing healthcare
services. Over the past three years, Jackson South has experienced significant increases in patient visits
and is currently operating at full capacity. Strategic planning initiatives have identified the need to increase
inpatient and outpatient services and expand the size of the physical plant. The Public Health Trust has
identified the need to expand Jackson South to allow the growth of private admissions that support the
financial viability for the Jackson Health System, and to provide access for uninsured patients to a safety
net facility in the southern parts of Miami Dade-County.

The purpose of this initiative is to procure a firm or a team of firms that will be dedicated to the renovation
and expansion projects at Jackson South Community Hospital. The firm or team of firms will design and
manage the various initiatives utilizing all Public Health Trust policies and procedures and will work under
the supervision of the Public Health Trust Support Services Staff.

Jackson. Memorial Hospital (JMH) is licensed by the State of Florida and is cdited.y-b.he Joint
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. JMH's JCAHO score 49).,


The Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County, hereinafter referred to as "Owner" has contracted with
Hammes Company to act as Program Manager for the project and will serve in the role of Agent for the
Owner. The Program Manager will be a key member of the Project Delivery Team and be actively involved
in all aspects of planning, procurement, design and construction management of the Project. The Program
Manager will also perform services related to the occupancy and post-occupancy of the Project, and the
relocation of facilities, personnel and patients. The Program Manager will provide detailed reviews, analy-
sis and recommendations regarding the performance of the A&E and the Construction Manager in meeting
the Owner's objectives.


Professional architectural and engineering services will be required for the Jackson South Community
Hospital located at 9333 SW 152 Street, Miami, Florida 33157. The project site is approximately ten (10)
acres, and can be generally defined as the area between the existing Jackson South Community Hospital
and the canal at the west end of the hospital property. The Project will include one hundred (100) new pri-
vate patient beds containing a mix of Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Medical/Surgery/Telemetry and Stepdown
and NICU Level II beds. The project will also include new inpatient and outpatient Surgery and Diagnostic
Imaging departments, Ambulatory Care Center, Admitting, Pharmacy, Gift Shop and associated functional

The proposed scope of work consists of two components, 1) Functional Space Programming Revision and
Validation; and 2) Design Services. It is the Owner's desire to utilize the same company for both compo-
nents; however, the Owner reserves the right to utilize separate companies for the two components should
the performance of the Functional Space Programming Revision and Validation services prove unsatisfac-
tory, or any other reason at the Owner's discretion. The effort of the Consultant during the Functional
Space Programming phase is critical in finalizing the scope of work for this project.

The project includes but is not limited to phased construction, renovation and demolition projects, involving
the renovation of existing structures, relocation of facilities, personnel and patients and related services.

The Consultant shall evaluate the program for the Expansion & Renovation Projects that will be provided,
then provide a revised functional space program that will be adequate for the needs of program and for the
site location. The Expansion & Renovation Project will include but not be limited to the following functions:
* New Inpatient Units (Medical/Surgery, Telemetry, ICU)
* New Medical/Surgery & ICU Stepdown Units
* New NICU Level II
* Expanded Emergency Department
* Expanded Surgery Department (Inpatient and Outpatient)
* Expanded Imaging Department (Inpatient and Outpatient)
* Cafeteria and Dining Services
* Expanded Laboratory
* Conference & Meeting Spaces
* Administrative and Support Spaqes
* Relocation of Medical Records
* New Parking Areas and Landscaping
* New Site Circulation

It is also anticipated that a new Central Utility Plant will be needed to support the expansion of Jackson
South Community Hospital (JSCH). The Owner makes no representations that existing Central Utility Plant
capacities can support this project. There will be renovations to adjacent surface parking areas as well as
providing outdoor landscape and hardscape elements within this project.

The Total Project Budget for the JSCH Expansion & Renovation Project will be one hundred two million dol-
lars ($102,000,000). Included within this budget are existing expenditures to date. The budget for the
Jackson South Community Hospital Expansion & Renovation Project will need to absorb these historical
costs, including land purchase. The budgets assigned by the Owner are as follows:
Construction Budget Sixty five million dollars ($65,000,000) including construction and precon-
struction contingency.
Medical Equipment Budget Sixteen million dollars ($16,000,000) including equipment contingency
for Fixed Equipment, Major Moveable Equipment, and Minor Moveable Equipment.
Medical Communications Systems Budget Two million four hundred fifty thousand dollars
($2,450,000) including communications system contingency.

Should additional funds become available, there is a possibility that the project budget could be
increased. The selected Consultant would continue work on this project and their Professional

Services Agreement would be revised accordingly.

Project Milestones:

The Master Program Schedule for the Jackson South Community Hospital Expansion & Renovation Project
will be developed as a collaborative effort with the selected Consultant. It is important to note that time is
of the essence and the Master Program Schedule will emphasize a speed to market approach. The design
schedule may include the release of an early site package as well as an early foundation and structural
package to support the speed to market emphasis.

One Consultant will be retained under a non-exclusive Professional Services Agreement for an effective
term of four years, or until project completion whichever occurs first.


The prime and subconsultants must demonstrate experience in the below listed areas.

1.Hospital Design Experience: The prime is required to have been the architect of record for a minimum of
one (1) similar hospital facility with approximately the same square feet (proposed 180,000 sq. ft.),
a minimum 10 acre medical campus to include new roads, parking and landscaping with an esti-
mated construction cost of $65,000,000.00 and completed within the last ten (10) years from the
date of this solicitation. In addition, subconsultants providing services in Highway Systems-Site
Development and Parking Lot Design; Stormwater Drainage Design Engineering Services;
General Civil Engineering; General Mechanical Engineering; General Electrical Engineering; and
ADA Title II are required to demonstrate experience of one (1) similar hospital facility with approx-
imately the same square feet (proposed 180,000 sq. ft.), a minimum 10 acre medical campus.

2. Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Inspected Facility Design Experience: The prime is
required to have designed a minimum of one (1) hospital of related size and value, as stated above
in no. 1, which required AHCA Review inspection and approval. In addition, subconsultants pro-
viding services in Highway Systems-Site Development and Parking Lot Design; Stormwater
Drainage Design Engineering Services; General Civil Engineering; General Mechanical
Engineering; General. E.e.trjcal Engineering; and ADA Title II are required to demonstrate experi-
ence of onee(1), similar hospital facility with approximately the same square feet (proposed 180,000
sq. ft.)j imum 10 acre medicat,cp yu.s.

3. Phased construction, demolition and renovation experience: The prime and subconsultants identified are
required to have experience with one project which included phased construction, demolition and
renovation experience with a hospital facility of approximately the square feet as stated in number
one above within the last ten (10) years from the date of this solicitation. In addition, subconsul-
tants providing services in Highway Systems-Site Development and Parking Lot Design;
Stormwater Drainage Design Engineering Services; General Civil Engineering; General
Mechanical Engineering; General Electrical Engineering; and ADA Title 11 are required to demon-
strate experience of one (1) similar hospital facility with approximately the same square feet (pro-
posed 180,000 sq. ft.), a minimum 10 acre medical campus.

4. The prime or a medical equipment planning subconsultant is required to have medical equipment plan-
ning experience for a similar hospital facility with approximately the same square feet (proposed
180,000 sq. ft.).


14.00 Architecture (PRIME)
18.00 Architectural Construction Management (PRIME)

3.01 Highway Systems Site Development and 13.00 General Electrical Engineering
Parking Lot Design
3.04 Highway Systems Traffic Engineering 15.01 Surveying and Mapping Land Surveying
8.00 Telecommunication Systems 16.00 General Civil Engineering
9.02 Soils, Foundations and Materials Testing 17.00 Engineering Construction Management
Geotechnical and Materials Engineering
9.03 Soils, Foundations and Materials Testing 20.00 Landscape Architecture
Concrete and Asphalt Testing Services
10.01 Environmental Engineering Stormwater 21.00 Land-Use Planning
Drainage Design Engineering Services
11.00 General Structural Engineering 22.00 ADA Title II1 Consultant
12.00 General Mechanical Engineering

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

The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Faith Samuels who may be contacted via e-mail at, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-2774.


One (1) Agreement 16% Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Goal

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on July 20, 2006, at 2:00 P.M. in Conference
Room 18-2, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street, Miami, Florida.
While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to attend.

Deadline for submission of proposals is August 16, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Boarc of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, FI-rida 33128-1983. BE ADVISED

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


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fact that people had to
drive out so far to get
these services. "I feel
this is beneficial to the
community. It's an
opportunity to grab a
great meal in a safe
and comfortable envi-
ronment," said
Norton. He felt the
opening was success-
*ful and looks forward
to future business
"When you get one
person in the door
who didn't know it
was here, you've defi-
nitely accomplished
something," said
Norton. He also has
two Subways under
construction with
locations on 54th
street and 14th
avenue, as well as one

in the Sunoco station
on 54th street and NE
Miami Avenue. Norton
and Hall are currently
working on a project
called Urban Oasis
that will allow profes-

sional organizations
the ability to rent out
the food court for their
private functions.
T. Wardell Smith,
executive chef and
owner of Chef Cafe,'

said that he felt his 20
years of catering expe-
rience would be bene-
ficial to the establish-
ment. He has partici-
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Rare African art auction brings in $7.5 million

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collection made a big
impression on celebrated
artists such as Picasso,
Henri Matisse and surreal-
ist Andre Breton, who saw it

in the 1930s.
Meanwhile, France inau-
gurated last week a muse-
um dedicated to "tribal art"
in a ceremony attended by
former South African leader
Nelson Mandela, UN
Secretary General Kofi

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Annan and Australian
Prime Minister John
."The Musee du Quai
Branly is not a luxury but a
necessity," said President
Jacques Chirac in 1995
when he first launched the

project for the museum,
designed by the French
architect Jean Nouvel.
The new state museum
will display 3,500 works of
ethnic art from Africa, Asia,
the Pacific and the


PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT a meeting of the Capital Improvement
Projects and Beautification Advisory Committee of the Southeast
Overtown/Park West and Omni Redevelopment Agencies (CRA) will take
place at 9:30am on Saturday, July 22, 2006, at the Big Time Productions
Studio located at 59 NE 14th Street, Miami, Florida. Be advised that two or
- more Board Members (City of Miami Commissioners) may be present and
participate in the discussions.

The purpose of this meeting is to solicit public comments concerning proj-
ects to be considered for allocation of bond proceeds in the event that the
CRA issues bonds for such capital improvement projects to include infra-
structure improvements as well as affordable housing.

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


Frank K. Rollason, Executive Director
SEOPW and Omni CRAs

use the train to get to
work. "Having a food
court in a train station
may not mean any-

thing right now, but
ten years later it will
be profound. There is
nothing preventing

this location from
becoming a tourist
attraction in South
Florida," said Simon.

teams such as the
Dolphins and
Panthers. "I wanted
to bring concepts here
that you couldn't find
anywhere else," said
Smith. Chef Cafe's
menu includes spe-
cialty omelets, pasta,
seafood and pastries.
Lester Simon, the
managing principal of
RJ Wings and Coffee
Corner felt that he
could help offer quali-
ty services to "people
in the hood" by bring-
ing his concept to the
food court. "There was
nothing like this in
the community. It was
an opportunity for me
to work with Black
folks, period," said
The rail and location
played an essential
part in his decision as
most of his employees

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Miami, Florida 33130

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10710 SW 211th Street, Room 104
Miami, Florida 33189

Office Hours: Monday Friday 8:00 5:00 pm,
excluding legal holidays..
It is the Responsibility of the licensee
to renew on time to avoid penalties
Please note that due to a change in state law, as of January 1, 2007
"Occupational License" will be renamed to "Local Business Tax Receipt".

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Miami-Dade County Tax Collector

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PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT a meeting of the Capital Improvement
Projects and Beautification Advisory Committee of the Southeast
Overtown/Park West and Omni Redevelopment Agencies (CRA) will take
place at 6:00 PM on Monday, July 24, 2006, in the offices of the CRA locat-
ed at 49 NW 5th Street, Suite 100, Miami, Florida. Be advised that two or
more Board Members (City of Miami Commissioners) may be present and
participate in the discussions.

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

Frank K. Rollason, Executive Director
(#15759) SEOPW and Omni CRAs


Notice is hereby given, that all businesses operating in Miami-Dade County are required
to renew or purchase an Occupational License for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 during the
period of August 1, 2006 through September 30-, 2006. Licenses not renewed by
September 30th, are delinquent and subject to a penalty of ten percent (10%) for the
month of October, plus an additional five percent (5%) penalty for each month of
delinquency thereafter until paid, provided the total delinquency penalty shall not exceed
twenty-five percent (25%) of the occupational license taxes.
Additionally, any person who does not pay the required Occupational License tax within
one hundred fifty (150) days after the initial notice of tax due, and who does not obtain
the required Occupational License, is subject to civil actions and penalties, including
court costs, reasonable attorney's fees, additional administrative costs incurred as a
result of collection efforts, and a penalty of up to two hundred fifty (250.00) dollars.
To make payment on-line, please visit the Tax Collector's website at:
pay in person at either of our two locations:



PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Miami Midtown Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has scheduled a Board of Commissioners
Meeting to be held on Monday, July 31, 2006, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the
Ice Palace Film Studios (Big Time Production), located at 59 NW 14th
Street, Miami, Florida 33136.

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

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15753) Clerk of the Board

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Discount medical cards are a good alternative to insurance

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together and have come up
with a legitimate alternative to
health insurance; it's called
discount medical cards. These
companies are popping up
across the country and after
careful study, the state of
Florida has given the green
light to about a half a dozen of
them to operate in the state.
One such company that got
state approval is a company
that I personally have been
using for about two years, it's
called International
Association of Benefits (LAB).
Trust me this medical card has

saved me and my family in
more ways than one. Most peo-
ple are paying far too much for
coverage. Why? Because most
folks don't know of the many
options and alternatives out
there and that they have a
choice. Lets face it, most peo-
ple take whatever their
employer offers without ques-
tion and that's sad. You
should always ask questions
and search for ways to better
yourself and save money.
Here's how medical discount
cards work.
For a monthly fee that can
range anywhere from as low as
$10 dollars to $250 dollars,
you get a card that offers a

wide range of discounts from
doctors, dentists, pharmacies,
chiropractors and other
providers. Get this, the month-
ly fee covers not only you, but
everybody in your family,
whether you have five kids or
10, everyone receives discount
benefits! Who should consider
using a medical discount card?
Folks who either can't get
health insurance or those who
can't afford health insurance
or are underinsured. Trust
me, many people need medical
attention but can't afford to
see a doctor. Ask the average
street thug or so-called gang-
ster about medical coverage
and nine out of 10 of them

MDT renames building in honor of Parks

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equally, not extraordinarily.
That is why it is so fitting
that we dedicate this build-

ing to her," said Mayor
Alvarez. "In my mind, Rosa
Parks represents our
30,000 hardworking and
dedicated county employ-
ees. They give of their

time. They give of their
effort. In big ways and
small, they make a differ-
ence every day. They
improve the lives of their

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don't have any coverage.
Most medical discount
cards offer excellent dis-
counts on vision and dental.
For example, I went to the
dentist and the bill was $150
dollars, but when I presented
my discount card the bill was
cut in half right then to $75
dollars. That's a 50 percent
savings on the spot, but that's
not all. After I got a receipt for
what I paid, I faxed it to the
company (IAB) and within two
weeks the company reim-
bursed me an additional $65

dollars, so my total out of
pocket cost was $10 dollars.
If you would like to find one
of the plans that have been
approved by the state of
Florida visit the website at Click on com-
pany type then press the
search button. You should see
a number of discount medical
companies. Also if you'd like
to look at the one I'm using go
to the website at www.iab- and look at
all of the wonderful benefits
that they offer. Click on benefit

plans and see what plan is
right for you, they even have a
money back reward program.
If you want to know and dis-
cuss more on medical discount
plans, join me this Saturday
live on WTPS (The People
Station) 1080am starting at 7
a.m. and get all of your finan-
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Next week, more on money.
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Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of bids, which
can be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management
(DPM), from our Website: Vendors may
choose to download the bid package(s), free of charge, from our Website
under "Solicitations Online". Internet access is available at all branches
of the Miami-Dade Public Library. It is recommended that vendors visit our
Website on a weekly basis to view newly posted solicitations, addendums,
revised bid opening dates and other information that may be subject to

Interested parties may also visit or call:

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

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

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

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MDHA, which is a department of Miami-Dade County, is requesting proposals from interested parties to
provide surveying and certification services. The County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida,
is the public housing authority in this jurisdiction and through MDHA, owns, operates, or administers a
public housing program consisting of housing and non-housing programs that include, but are not lim-
ited to, common entrances, management offices, laundry rooms, common areas, corridors, hallways,
elevators, community programs, and day care facilities.

The County is required to comply with all federal, state and local laws, regulations, notices, standards,
and Executive Orders, including but not limited to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, the Fair Housing Act and Section 3 HUD Act of 1968. Section 3 requires that
job training and employment opportunities be directed to low- and very-low income persons and con-
tracting opportunities be directed to businesses that are owned by, or that substantially employ low- or
very-low income persons. Section 3 businesses pre-qualified by MDHA are eligible to receive a maxi-
mum of five additional points. For further information, fax MDHA Quality Assurance and Compliance at
(305) 644-5394.

The term of the project is anticipated to be Six (6) years with five (5) one-year options-to-renew at the
County's sole discretion.

The RFP solicitation package, which will be available starting July 11, 2006. can be obtained at no cost
on-line at The package can also be obtained through the County's Vendor
Assistance Unit (305) 375-5773, Department of Procurement Management, 111 NW 1st Street, Suite
1300, Miami, FL 33128-1974 at a cost of $10.00 for each solicitation package and an additional $5.00
fee for a request to receive the solicitation package through the United States Postal Service.

A Pre-Proposal Conference is scheduled for July 20. 2006 at 10:30 a.m. (local time) at 111 NW 1st
Street, 19th Floor, DBD Conference Room, Miami, FL. Attendance is recommended, but not mandato-
ry. The Contracting Officer for this RFP is Norma S. Armstrong, who can be reached at
narms( or (305) 375-5683. 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 advance.

Deadline for submission of proposals is August 4. 2006, at 2:00 p.m. (local time), at Miami-Dade
County, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202,
Miami, Florida 33128-1983. This RFP is subject to the County's Cone of Silence Ordinance 98-106.

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PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT a special meeting of the City of Miami Commission has been sched-
uled for Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at the City of Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida
33133. The special meeting has been called for purposes of conducting a private attorney-client ses-
sion under the parameters of F.S. 286.011(8) [2005]. At the special meeting the person chairing the
City of Miami Commission meeting will announce immediately after the meeting is convened the com-
mencement of an attorney-client session, closed to the public, for purposes of discussing the pending
litigation case of CARL L. MASZTAL, et al. v. City of Miami, et al., Case No. 98-11208 CA 01, pending
in the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida, to which the City
is presently a party. This private meeting will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. and conclude at approx-
imately 3:30 p.m. The session will be attended by the members of the City Commission: Angel
Gonzalez, Linda Haskins, Tomas Regalado, Joe Sanchez, and Michelle Spence-Jones, the City
Manager, Pedro G. Hernandez; the City Attorney, Jorge L. Fernandez; Deputy City Attorney, Julie 0.
Bru; and Outside Counsel, Thomas E. Scott, Esq., Scott A. Cole, Esq., and Krista Fowler. A certified
court reporter will be present to ensure that the session is fully transcribed and the transcript will be
made public upon the conclusion of the above-cited, ongoing litigation. At the conclusion of the attor-
ney-client session, the regular Commission meeting will be reopened and the person chairing the
Commission meeting will announce the termination of the attorney-client session.

All members of the public are invited to attend the regular portion of said meeting.

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15757) City Clerk

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

Sealed bids for categories of items listed below will be received, at the address listed, on the designated
date. Said bids will be publicly opened and read in the Board auditorium, Miami-Dade County School Board
Administration Building. Bids are to be placed in the 'BID BOX' in Room 351, by 2:00 P.M., on the date des-
ignated. Bid forms on which the bids must be submitted are available upon request from the DIVISION OF
PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT web-site at, or Room 351, address
above, telephone (305) 995-1380. Award recommendations will be available on the Friday preceding the
scheduled Board meeting award. The results of bids awarded at the official School Board meetings will be
available in the DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT on the Monday following the meetings. The
Board reserves the right to waive informalities and to reject any and all bids.

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

"Any Protest of Specifications, or Protest of Award, must be filed with the Clerk of the School Board.
Failure to adhere to the filing requirements and timelines, as specified in Board Rule 6Gx13-3C-1.11,
shall constitute a waiver of proceedings."

Bid Number Opening Title Pre-Bid Conference
Download Date Addendums

123-FF02 8/3/2006 Paper Towels

116-FF06 8/1/2006 Painting and Incidental Work

Miami Dade Aviation Department Design Project Numbers: 739A, 739C & I, 740A, 746A and 756E

Bid Package #: #19 Shell Package 739A & I. 746A & 756E: #20 Shell Package 740A; #21 Shell Package -

SEALED BIDS for the above designated project will be received at the Managing General Contractor's offices
(Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V.), located at Corner of NW 22 Street and Perimeter Road, Bldg. 3025, Miami, Florida
33159 no later than August 15, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. local time, or as modified by addendum, at which time all Bids
will be taken to a room to be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the time and date specified will
not be considered. Bidders are invited to be present.

General Project Scope of Work:
Shell related construction work at the Miami International Airport between Concourses B and D, Project Numbers
739A, 739C&I, 740A, 746A and 756E as per the information included with the Bid Packages.
Owner's Estimated Value:
Bid Package # 19, Shell Package, $11,000,000
Bid Package # 20, Shell Package, $11,000,000
Bid Package # 21, Shell Package, $6,500,000

Design Professionals:

Design Project # 739A
Design Project # 739C&I
Design Project # 740A.
S' 'Deign Prdject # 746A

Design Project # 756E

Wolfberg Alvarez, 1500 San Remo Ave., Suite 300, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Wolfberg Alvarez, 1500 San Remo Ave., Suite 300, Coral Gables, FL.33146
M-C. Harry Associates, 2780 SW Douglas Road, Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133
Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc., One E. Broward Blvd, Ste 610,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Rodriguez & Quiroga, 2100 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Pre-Bid Meeting There will be a pre-bid meeting for all Bidders held on July 25, 2006 at 2:00 p.m., at
Concourse A, 4111 Floor Auditorium, Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida. Attendance is not
mandatory, but bidders are encouraged to attend.
Bid Bond A 5% Bid Guaranty is required. The guaranty may be in the form of a surety bond or a
cashier's check, bank money order, or certified check payable to Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V.
DBE Participation Bids are subject to a 21% DBE participation requirement.
Community Workforce Program: Bids are subject to a 29% Community Workforce Program
Performance and Payment Bond 100% Performance and Payment bonds are required for this work.
No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 180 days after the date of bid receipt.
No qualifications and or exceptions will be considered.
Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive informalities and
irregularities, or to re-advertise the work. Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V., by choosing to exercise its right of
rejection, does so without the imposition of any liability against Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. by any and all
BID DOCUMENTS: Bid Documents will be available beginning Tuesday, July 18, 2006. In order to obtain Bid
Documents, Prospective bidders must contact Erick Dickens of Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. at 305-869-4485 for
instructions on obtaining such documents. The process of obtaining Bid Documents is outlined below:
Prospective bidders or their authorized representatives shall present identification and documentation
to Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. that they are a licensed architect, engineer, or contractor who may
perform work on or related to these projects.
Prospective bidders or their authorized representatives shall sign a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will
be provided and notarized, certifying that the company and each employee agrees, that in
accordance with Florida Statutes 119.07(3)(ee), to maintain the exempt status of the information
contained in the Bid Documents. Each bidder shall also furnish an address, telephone and fax
numbers for the purpose of contact during the bidding process.
Prospective bidders must provide payment with a cashier's check or money order only to Parsons-
Odebrecht, J.V. in the amount of $500.00 for each set of Bid Documents.
Upon satisfaction of the above, prospective Bidder will be authorized to pickup the Bid Documents
from Ridgeway's Best Digital, 1915 NW 82 Avenue, Miami, FL 33122, Phone 305-266-7024.

After the Bid, holders of Bid Documents will receive a refund of $300.00 for each complete set of Bid Documents
returned to Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. after the Bid.
Bid Documents will also be available for inspection by interested parties on business days during the hours of
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the locations listed below. At the time of inspection, interested parties will be required to
present current, valid identification (e.g., Driver's License, United States Passport) and sign a Confidentiality
Affidavit, which will be provided, certifying that the company and each employee agrees, that in accordance with
Florida Statutes 119.07(3) (ee), to maintain the exempt status of the information contained in the Bid
Documents prior to reviewing the Bid Documents. In addition, interested parties are advised that individuals will
be monitored while reviewing these documents. Interested parties may take notes, however, no photographs
and/or copying of the documents will be allowed. Individuals viewing plans at these locations shall be required to
sign Confidentiality Affidavits as described above.

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

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

(3) Parsons-Odebrecht. J.V. Project Office
NW 22 Street and Perimeter Road
Bldg. 3025
Miami International Airport
(305) 869-4200
All questions regarding this bid should be addressed in writing to Antonio Pinto of Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V.. 305-
869-4200 (phone), 305-869-5656 (fax), antonio.pinto@pojv-ntd.corn (e-mail).

BY: Dr. Rudolph F. Crew

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

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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

gou 'ff.urief/reasure

.ZZ Place your Classified ad in The Miami Times
call 305-694-6225

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To Place Your Ad

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To Fax Your Ad

Fax: 305-757-4764


Business Rentals
Beauty Salon
Booths for rent, located in
Miami Gardens. For more
information, call 305-620-
Commercial space
7529 N.W. 22 Avenue.
Call 305-331-5399.

Unfurnished Rooms
6832 NW 5th Place
$105 per week and $420 to
move. in. Call 786-286-2540.
SFurnished Rooms
13377 N.W. 30th Avenue
$80 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, one person.
1341 NW 68th Terrace
Excellent room for rent, air
conditioned, $95 weekly. Call
1721 NW 41 Street
Two rooms, each, furnished
with air, cable and applian-
ces. $125 each week. $375
to move in.
Call 786-487-2222.
2136B N.W. 43rd Street
$550 to move in. $350 a
month. Call 305-637-9359 or
2154 N.W. 64 Street
Clean room, air and cable.
$400 monthly.
Call 786-306-2747
69 Street N.W. 5 Ave Area
Section 8 welcome, referen-
ces. 305-754-7776.
8275 N. W. 18 Avenue
References 305-754-7776
97 N.W. 69th Street
Utilities included, $125-$150
weekly. Please call
Three rooms available, one
person per room.
References required
Room with bath in Christian
home, 786-287-7826
Furnished rooms for rent. Lo-
cated near bus stop and
school. Call 786-859-2098
Located near bus stop, ac-
cess to kitchen utilities.
Call 305-989-8824
100 N.W. 14th Street
Fully furnished, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN),
free local and nationwide
calling, property protected by
security camera 24 hours.
$210 weekly, $690 monthly.
Call 305-751-6232
1541 N.W. 54th Street #B
Huge efficiency with air, utilit-
ies included. $550 monthly,
first, last and $200 security.
Call 305-332-2117
207 Street and 441 Area
Efficiency, large room, clean,
central air, 305-651-8534.
2565 N.W. 92nd Street
Extra clean, with air, in a nice
neighborhood. $1920 move
in and $640 monthly.
Call 305-696-7423.
271 N.W. 177 Street #B-204
Large efficiency with kitchen.
$675 monthly, first and last
required. Please call:
The Real Estate Experts
5629-31 Filmore Street
One large efficiency for rent.
$700 monthly, utilities includ-
Call 786-256-3174
86 Street NE 2nd Ave Area
Efficiency, References
Private entry, utilities includ-
ed, $585 monthly, first and
last required.
4915 N.W. 182nd Street
Call 305-308-0223
between 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Spacious efficiency with air,
stove, refrigerator. $620
monthly, utilities included.
Single mature person prefer-
red. Call 786-357-7607.

I Apartments
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
1402 N.W. 56 Street
One bedroom, beautiful,
newly renovated, huge yard,
good credit only. $600.
Call Steve 786-522-3757.

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

2015 NW 151st Street

One bedroom, one
bath,clean, easy move in.
Section 8. O.K. $575 month-
ly, includes water.
Call: 786-277-7028

220 N.W. 16th Street
Two bedrooms, tiled, $700
move in, security,
2493 N.W. 91st Street
One bedroom with air,
utilities included. $500 a
month. first, last and security
to move in. Call 305-691-
2703 or 305-303-9912.
3010 N.W. 101 Street
Huge one bedroom, one
bath, attached to home,
private entrance.
Call 786-543-7416
436 N.W. 59 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
brand new appliances, tiled
floors, private parking, Sec-
tion 8 welcome. $750 month-
ly, $1500 moves you in.
Call 954-709-4828.
Walking distance from
Brownsville metrorail. Free
water, gas, security, bars,
iron gate doors, one and two
bedrooms, from $410-$485
2651 NW 50th Street.
Call 305-638-3699
6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$510-520 per month, one
bedrooms, $410 per month,
security bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699

6215 N.W. 2nd Place
Four unit building, large,
clean one bedroom one bath.
New kitchen cabinets. Free
water and appliances. Call
77 NW 77th Street
Two bedrooms, one and half
bath. $900 monthly. Section
8 OK!
Call 786-306-4505
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

Downtown/Biscayne Area
One bedroom, one bath,
safe, clean, new kitchen and
tile, fresh paint, secured with
parking. $595-$650 monthly.
1315 N.E. Miami Court.
Eighth Street
One and a half months
Efficiency, one bath, $365;
One bedroom, one bath
$450, with air.
Call 786-236-1144 or

Two bedrooms, two baths,
pool, golf camp, 24 security
service. 305-259-3389 from
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. only.
One bedroom one bath with
central air, heat, stove and
refrigerator. Utilities and Di-
rectv included. $750.
Call 305-687-7649

Ninth Street Apartments
One and a half months
One bedroom, one bath,
$450, air.
Call 305-358-1617

Two bedrooms, $675, easy
move in, new tile,
kitchen, security bars.
One, two and three bed-
rooms. Call 786-286-2540.
From $500, section 8 OK.
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
S Duplex
1003 NW 38th Street
One bedroom, one bath du-
plex with security bars.
Call 305-633-4031 or
1172 NW 64th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with tile and central air.
Section 8 welcome!
Call 305-624-7664

130 NE 55th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$750 monthly. Section 8
okay. Call 786-663-5900.

1865 NW 74 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
with air, bars and fenced.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-634-3473 or
2115 N.W. 82 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, re-
frigerator, stove, free water.
$800 monthly, $2400 to
move in No Section 8. Call
786-728-1227 after 5 p.m.
2273 N.W. 65 Street Rear
One bedroom, one bath
$625 monthly. $1,100 to
move in. Call 305-751-6720
or 786-317-4610.
2273 N.W. 65 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
$1,125 monthly. $1,600 to
move in. Call 305-751-6720
or 786-317-4610.
230 NW 56 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air.
Call 786-543-4579.
2371 N.W. 61 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, tile
floors, and central air. Appli-
ances included.
Call 305-693-1017 or
2375 N.W. 97th Street #B
One bedroom, $550 a
month, first, last and security
to move in.
Call 305-691-2703
or 305-303-9912
42 N.W. 57 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances with central air, se-
curity bars and water. $900
monthly. Call Keisha:
7017 NW 4 Court.
Remodeled two bedrooms,
one bath with central
air, tiled, new kitchen and
bath. $900 monthly. First,
last, and security. $2700 to
move in. Call Charles:
One bedroom, one bath. Call
Jerry 786-877-4766.
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex, both sides, $850 each.
Yvonne Rowan
Remax Partners
Two bedrooms, one bath,
near bus transportation $750
monthly, first, last and securi-
ty to move in. Two people
only. .
Call 786-514-0175.
One bedroom, one bath,
$700 monthly.
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, one bath,
$1,150, 305-498-6555

12105 NE 6 Ave #402
Two bedrooms, two baths,
two balconies, $1200 month-
ly. Section 8 welcome. Appli-
ances and central air includ-
ed. No more than three occu-
pants. Ready on August 15.
Call 305-479-4042.
20020 S.W. 123 Drive
Perrine, FL
Four bedrooms, two bath, all
household appliances, two
levels. Contact Rickey,
303 NE 187 Street
Beautiful two bedrooms, two
baths, senior citizen com-
munty, must be 55 years or
older, fish from your back-
yard, $900 a month, call D
and C Realty 305-439-2683.
Four bedrooms two baths,
central air conditioning, town-
house, $1200 a month,
$3600 to move in.
Call 305 525 -3540
Brand new two bedrooms,
two baths, washer/dryer in-
side, eat-in kitchen, Section
8 welcome.
Call 305-720-8222
1864 N.W. 55 Ave Unit Y1
Three bedrooms, two baths,
newly renvovated, tiled
floors, Section 8 accepted.
$1500 a month. Rent with
Contact Ms. Rawls

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1041 N.W. 28 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, tile
throughout, fence all around,
walk to Jackson Memorial

Hospital. $980 monthly.
Call 786-423-7233 or
1393 N.W. 53 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
with appliances. Wall unit air.
Section 8 O.K.
Please call 305-512-1201

1558 N.W. 71 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1000 monthly. First month
plus deposit to move in. Sec-
tion 8 Welcome.
Call 305-638-4079

15750 N.W. 18 Avenue
Updated five bedrooms; two
bath, central air, tile. $1590 a
month. Section 8 O.K.
17230 NW 24th Avenue
Four bedrooms, three baths,
air $1,750 $5.250 move in.
No Section 8. Terry Dellerson
Bkr 305-891-6776
1880 NW 62 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1275 per month, Section 8
Call 786-486-8104
191 Street N.W. 31 Avenue
Four bedrooms, Section 8
1942 N.W. 86th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1400 monthly, first, last and
security. Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-696-8488
20061 NW 14th Place
Three bedrooms, one bath,
nice area with central air.
Call 786-356-1686
2300 N.W. 93 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
newly renvovated, corner lot,
Section 8 accepted. Rent
with option.
Contact Ms. Rawls
2511 N.W 139 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$1,000 monthly, $2,500 to
move in. Call 786-859-1040
2545 NW 167th Street
Three bedrooms, two
baths, Miami Gardens home
with yard $1400 per month,
Section 8 welcome!
Call 786-486-8104
2900 N.W. 166th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
washer and dryer, central air,
double car garage, fenced,
bar with entertainment room,
$1800 monthly. First and
Call 786-326-0482 or
3450 N.W. 194 Terrace
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 welcome, $1500
monthly, call Nikki 786-624-
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
355 N.W. 47th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Florida room, pool home,
stove, refrigerator, washer
and dryer hookup, tiled,
central air/heat, carport,
fenced yard, security bars,
$1450 a month, first, last and
security required. Section 8
okay. Call 954-424-7003
Available August 15..

6030 N.W. 1st Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1400, Section 8 okay.
305-926,9866, Santiago
7805 rear NW 2nd COURT
Two bedrooms, one bath
$725 monthly and $1450 to
move in.
Call 305-479-3632
837 N.W. 57 Street
Three bedrooms,appliances,
$1350 monthly, first and last.
Call 305-694-9405 or
912 N.W. 46 Street
Spacious three bedrooms,
one bath, hardwood floors,
ceramic tile, central air, and
fenced backyard. $1200
monthly. 305-331-2431
944 N.W. 81 Street (Rear)
Three bedrooms, one bath,
small rooms, first and securi-
ty, $850 monthly, water in-
cluded. Call 786-488-2264
97 N.W. 27 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with all appliances, including
a free 27" flat screen
television, $1,200 a month.
Call Joel
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air. Section 8 accept-
ed, near malls and school.
Call 754-204-6622.
Buy a four bedrooms, two
baths, $43,000l Foreclosures!
For listings 800-749-8168
North West Miami
Three bedrooms, two baths,
appliances and fenced
parking. Section 8.
Call 305-691-3784
Large two bedrooms, one
bath with ceramic tile, family
room, dining room, washer
and dryer.$1200 monthly, no
section 8.
Call 305-829-2114 between
4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Rentals, two to four bed-
rooms available. Ready for

immediate occupancy. Three
months required to move in.
Call for more information.
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Brand new three bedrooms
two and a half bath for rent
or rent with option. $1475
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The Department of Mechanical
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courses at the undergraduate
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period 8/15/06 through
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in areas of Controls, Dynamics,
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technical ari or teachtig
experience. Salaries range from
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DiVosta Homes presents

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Brand new DiVosta Homes in prime Jupiter location.

Interested candidates please
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Whitfield takes oath as City Attorney in North Miami

V. Lynn Whitfield was sworn in as
the new City Attorney for the City of
North Miami on Tuesday, June 27,
after serving as the city's Deputy
City Attorney for six months.
Whitfield's first boss as a young
lawyer, former U.S. Attorney
General, Janet Reno, adminis-
tered the oath of office. "Having
Janet Reno administer the oath of
office was very special to me. It
afforded me an opportunity to
publicly thank her for giving me
my start as a lawyer," described
Whitfield after the meeting.
"Working for her is the foundation
which led to me being the attorney
I am today.
Whitfield began her legal career

as an Assistant State Attorney in
Miami-Dade County in 1978. Her
background also includes serving
as an Assistant Public Defender in
Palm Beach County, Deputy City
Attorney for the City of West Palm
Beach, City Attorney for the City
of Pahokee and many years of pri-
vate practice with specialization in
municipal law, civil litigation and
criminal defense. Lynn Whitfield
earned her Juris Doctorate
degree from the University of
Miami School of Law. She is a
member of the Florida Bar and
many professional organizations,
including her most current post as
president of the Craig S. Barnard
American Inns of Court.

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V. Lynn Whitfield
and former U.S.
Attorney General,
Janet Reno as she
was sworn in as the
new City Attorney
for the City of North
Miami on Tuesday,
June 27, after serv-
ing as the city's
Deputy City Attorney
I for six months.


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

BID NO. 05-06-096



2:00 P.M., MNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2006

(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 8/7/06)

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

NANCE NO. 12271. .M ,

Pete Hernandez
City Manager

AD NO. 6803


The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released on July 7, 2006, DEP
Solicitation No. 2007004C entitled "Request for Plans (RFP) for Visitor Services at Lovers Key
State Park,"
Organizations interested in participating in this opportunity may view and download the subject
solicitation from the DEP's Division of Recreation and Parks Website. To view the solicitation,
go to!default.htm and select the link for DEP Solicitation No.
2007004C. Once you have reached this site, you will need to open/print each document
appearing for the solicitation. Prospective Visitor Service Providers (VSPs) should periodically
revisit the website to obtain copies of additional documents that may be posted during the
solicitation process.
Organizations must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the solicitation documents.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for download, free of charge, at the following website:
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A non-mandatory teleconference meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at 10:00
A.M. EDST to convey DEP's concept of the visitor services requested under this solicitation and to
answer appropriate legal, administrative and/or technical questions. Prospective visitor service
providers interested in participating in the meeting at the location where DEP representatives will be
conducting the teleconference, should go to Room 153 of the Carr Building, located at 3800
Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. This meeting provides the only
opportunity for DEP to respond to legal, administrative and/or technical questions in a public forum.
In order for DEP to provide more comprehensive answers, it is strongly recommended that
prospective visitor service providers submit their questions in writing at least five (5) days prior to the
meeting. Prospective visitor service providers interested in participating via telephone must contact
Gwenn D. Godfrey (850/245-2350) no later than Monday, July 24, 2006 to acquire the telephone
call-in number. Copies of the subject solicitation should be obtained from the internet prior to
participating in the meeting, as copies of the solicitation will not be made available at the meeting
Responses to the subject solicitation are due at the address identified in the solicitation package,
no later than 3:00 P.M. EDST on Friday, August 11, 2006.
Pursuant to the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person with a qualified disability shall not be
denied equal access and effective communication regarding any solicitation documents or the
attendance at any related meeting or solicitation response opening. If accommodations are
needed because of a disability, please contact the Bureau of General Services at (805) 245-2350
at least five (5) workdays prior to the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please
contact the Florida Relay Services by calling (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Voice).


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