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Creator: Miami times
Publisher: The Magic Printery
Place of Publication: Miami, Fla.
Miami, Fla
Publication Date: June 17, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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General Note: "Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis."
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For those attempting to beat Miami's heat

appealing and lowitost option might

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Tempora Mutrantur Et Nos Mutamur In Illis

BV Tariq Osborne
The ranks of those seeking to
save Opa-Locka Flightline, 4391
NW 150 St Rd, have swelled.
Alongside People United to Lead
the Struggle for Equality (PULSE),
NAACP of Miami-Dade, and Cler-
gy for Change, and other Baptist
ministers have now joined in Opa-
locka Flightline's efforts to save
itself from eviction. Roughly 70

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Theodore and Javaughn Johnson outside their home in
North Miami on Monday afternoon. -MiamiTimesPhoto/SandraJ.Charite

Happy Fathers Day
Son gives hrs father the gift of life
BV Sandra J. Charit:e
Javaughn Johnson's fondest memories with his father; mem-
ories that include T-ball, shopping at the then Omni mall or
hanging out at the fish market on the river, are the ones he will
never forget.
For Javaughn, 28, these unforgettable moments cannot be
summed up into words.
It was those memories that prompted Javaughn's actions last
September that would eventually save his father's life.
"I felt good about doing it because I had to save my dad's life,"
heFs swal r e m" son suffered chronic kid--
ney disease that left him constantly on dialysis. Theodore, 59,
an art teacher at Norland Middle School, found out about the
Please turn to FATHERS SA

North Miami Mayor sworn in
Immigration lawyer Andre Pierre, with family and friends, was
sworn in as the mayor for the City of North Miami. Pierre, 40,
becomes the second Haitian elected as mayor for the City. Earlier
this month, he defeated former North Miami City Clerk Frank
Wolland in the runoff election by more 300 points. -motoraryor
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against such corporate behemoths
as Disney and Anheuser-Bush,
flew in from his home in Stewart,
Fla. for the occasion.
"This is about much more than
just Flightline, he said. "The Black
community is not getting its fair
share of the business in Miami-
Gary went on to explain why
this specific business is important
to him. "These are young Black
men who are trying to do the right
thing; to be role models and ex-
amples. To see them as organized
and businesslike as they are-well
Please turn to FLIGHTLINE 6A

Ed Brown partner in
Opa-locka Flightline'
and Prominent
Attorney Willie Gary
address media and
supporters at a protest
over Flightime's land
dispute with the
county. Local reverends
Gary Johnson Smith
and Gaston Smith
joined in protest.

Press conference held at the Opa-locka Airport addresses

people turned a protest or-
ganized primarily by PULSE.
"We've got 56 pastors and
Churches from Florida City to
,Oakland Park here in support of
Flightline. We believe that the pie
is sufficient, but the slices are not,"
said Rev. Gaston Smith, of Friend-
ship Missionary Baptist Church,
740 NW 58th St.
Prominent national attorney
Willie Gary, best known for his
multi-million dollar legal victories

Terry Studstill, 50, was sur-
prised when his work as a free-
lancer photographer took him
past the corner of Northwest
36m Street and 15 Avenue. Mr.
Studstill's travels had taken
him beyond the Friendship
Tower, a 92 unit residential
community. The building is
designed to be affordable for
low-income seniors, .and one
must be 55 years old to apply
:-:m:'-so we or
knowing this, as the only sig-
nage on the building was in
"It really is disturbing be-
cause it's in Spanish only,"
said Studstill. "I thought Dade
County had a policy that it
should be in two languages.
Truthfully I'm surprised that
nobody's said anything about
Please turn to HOUSING 6A

1551 NW 36th Street




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A majority of the 100 million U.S. household
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Affordable Housing

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Zone has been
and remains the inspirational
model for the Miami Zone proj-
ect; we must recognize inher-
.ent differences between the
economic landscapes of Mi-
ami and New York City. The
philanthropic and corporate
landscapes of the two cit-
ies are vastly different. and in
tandem with the fractious na-
ture of politics, the best thing
for us as legislators to do is to
"stay in our lane." Our role is
. to support and facilitate com-
munity change; not to drive itl
Politics is not the appropriate
platform for long-term, sus-
tained change; qever has been;
never will. Our role is to bring
back as many resources as we
can and work as partners with
communities to create change.
As legislators, we share a
common mandate and that
mandate is to provide the frame-
work for success and hand that
framework to another team
for implementation. While the
Miami Children's Zone Proj-
ect was being dismantled in a
manner lacking all substance,
four children were shot in the
Liberty Square Housing in the
core of the designated "Zone."
What's more impof-tant the ur-
geticy of this project and a swift
and enthusiastic implementa-
tion or the continuing plight of
the children of Liberty City?

The block became a series of
blocks, ultimately expanding to
an array of programs and ser-
vices for children and families
that is now the internationally
known and highly regarded
Harlem Children's Zone. It is
visited by prominent people
from all over the world.
President Barack Obama has
publicly lauded the viork of the
HCZ and is seeking to fund

The State of Florida em
braced a project that was to
replicate the success of the
Harlem Children's Zone in New
York, New York in its 2008 ses-
sion, The legislature dedicat-
ed $3.6 million for the Magic
City Children's Zone in 2008.
Despite a uproar from groups .
in Jacksonville, Orlando and.
Palm Beach for a similar des-
ignation, Miami was selected
as the pilot site and named the
Magic City Children's Zone.
Miami stood out from this
group of passionate cities bd-
cause of a planning team with
a diversity of talents and ex-
periences who had already at-
terided the Practitioner's' Iristi-
tute at the Harlem Children's
Zone. .
While neither State Sen. Lar-
cenia J. Bullard nor I had the
benefit of seeing the Harlem
Children's Zone in action, I .
was able to appreciate the fact
that the Miami planning team
had done thorough analysis
on Harlem's success and was
well-informed as to the chal-
lenges of Miami.
The vision was short-circt.ilt-
ed early on as politics came
into play. The 2009 State Leg-
islature, under the direction
of Bullard, led an effort to re-
direct and politicize The Zone
process and devahie and dilute
the vision of The Zone before

it had an opportunity to flour-
Bullard's ultimate amend-
ment was a stark example of
poor policy that took workable
legislatiorfand reduced it to a
broad mass of indecision on
every issue from the boundar-
ies to the board.
As legislators, we have to face
the limitations that come with
our role of making last. The vi-

sion that we as legislators may
have in sponsoring a bill is un-
likely to be realized without a
hometown team that brings
the passion and credentials
that are essential to bringing
that vision to life; at the end of
the day, "all politics is local."
The Harlem Children's Zone
phenomenon was borne of an
initiative that began with em-
powering the tenants of a single
building who were being sub-
verted by a small group of in-
timidators who preyed on their
perceived helplessness. The
success achieved in the first
building was replicated to an-
other building and eventually
encompassing the entire block.

replication projects through-
out the United States. Its in-
cremental progress, however,
is often lost as people focus on
success of the present rather
than the lessons of the past.
The Harlem Children's Zone
attracts millions of dollars each
year because of its thoughtful,
business plan. Its success in
serving its community has led
to successes that have earned
it the participation and phil-
sinthropic support of major
funders and benefactors from
New York City and beyond,
many of whom serve on the
organization's Board of Direc-
While the Harlem Childreri's

It is, however, unreasonable to

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Dublished Wee y at7900 NW 54th Street.
Post Office Box 270200
Buena Vista Station. Miaml, Florida 33127
Phone 305-694-6210
H.E. SIGISMUND REEVES, Founder, 1923-1968
GARTH C. REEVES, JR., Eddor. 1972-1982
GARTH C. REEVES. SR., PubItsher Ementus
RACHEL J. REEVES, Publisher and Chairman

Affordable housmg must

welcome everyone
e Friendship Tywers retirement community standS
a scant two blocks from predominately Black Jack-
son .High School. Despite this, Pinnacle Housing
Group could safely exclude an English translation from the
building's sign seeking occupants. We do not accuse the
owners of any racial discrimination. This oversight does
not tell us who they allow to live at 1551 NW 36th Street;
it tells us who they expect to live.there.

The lack of English language signage on the Friendship
Towers is just the latest example of what has become a
trend in Miami. Miami's Spanish -speaking population has
become such that, its business owners can comfortably
ignore the city's English-speakers.

The numbers have lbng been trending'this way. Accord-
ing to the most recent census, taken in 2000, 58.5 percent
of the county's 2.4 million residents speak Spanish or are
bilingual, while only 27 percent t speak only English.

Miami's ethnic diversity is a wonderful asset. 'It draws
tourists and contributes to our being city.
But Miami-Dade County has tipped into what lies beyond
diversity, a new fo^rm of de-facto segregation. As the new
majority, it is how incumbent upon the Spanish-speaking
community to be "inclusive." This is not always the case.
After nearly 50 years and nearly three generations, Mi-
ami's Cuban population can hardly be considered "immi-
.grants." But still, Miami remains an ethnic enclave. Span-
ish speakers in Miami have little motive to assimilate. Mi-
ami's norms, mores, customs, and especially language, are
not thr removed from those of the Cuban immigrants who
arrived in the early 1960's.

Mr. Teddy Studstill, a local photographer, was outraged
when he noticed the building's lack of English signage. His
allegation of racial bias may have been unfairbecause a
white who spoke only English would not have understood
the sign either.

The bias was basedanore on language than race. This is
a problem. On some level, local business owners---and lo
cal residents-need to recognize that together we-all form a
larger culture e. We do not find it unreasonable that Miamf's
signage reflects our city's high Spanish-speaking popula-

s jqjiS/BtoTS, We Share a common mandate and that man-

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How concerned are you about this hurricane season?

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against HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS is
100 percent preventable
As a Black woman, you have
more control over stopping
the HIV/AIDS epidemic than
you might think. By taking a
few precautions, you can stop
yourself from becoming infect-
ed with the disease with these
helpful tips:

have on their lives,
3. Take steps to educate
yourself and others about HIV/
4. Make getting tested for
HIV/AIDS a priority and part
of your normal health routine.
Get tested on a regular basis -
breast self-examinations, and
get your cholesterol checked.
If you suspect that you may
have contracted HIV, or you or
your partner have had unpro-
tected sex, had or have mul-
tiple partners, or use intrave-
nous drugs, get tested to know
your status. Although there is
no cure for HIV, there are new
treatments that can allow you
to live a longer,'healthier life, if
you receive care early.
The HIV/AIDS crisis is a fight
that we can win. Let's contin-
ue to make history together by
overcoming HIV/AIDSI

Throughout history, Black
women have taken a stand and
conquered the many challenges
that have faced our communi-
ties. We have joined together
and fought whatever obstacles
stood in out- way. Now that
same sisterhood and solidar-
ity is needed in order to fight
against the HIV/AIDS crisis
that continues to take the lives
of so many of our Black wom-
I am taking a stand against
HIV/AIDS and using my voice
to speak up. We can no longer
allow society's stigmas to en-
trap us.
We cart start by taking care of
ourselves first, getting tested,
and knowing our that
we can win the fight against
the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the
Black community.
Not knowing your status,
and not discussing the HIV/

AIDS epidemic with your part-
ner, family and friends can be
a death sentence. Black Ameri-
can women account for 66 per-
cent of new HIV infections. And
the number of women infected
by the disease is increasing.
This is unacceptable
of death for Black women aged

Williams is
now seeking g
the Corigres- --
sional seat
vacated by Congressman Meek.
He won a district wide seat in
the City of Miami Gardens -
.without the support of the tra-
ditional pillars of power and
against the wishes of his cousin,
Gibson. Williams is a Harvard-
educated lawyer, who is quietly
working his campaign. He will
have cross appeal to Hispanics,
and European Americans, es-
pecially the Jewish connection
that constitute part of his don-
stituency. He may be the quiet
challenger of Wilson and Gibl
son, the perceived front run-
ners in the congressional race.
In addition to the cui-rent


political field
Several years ago, I recall a
newcomer to Miami comment-
ing ork the lack of new leadership
in this community and that lo-
cal politics were dominated by a
few strong women. Prior to this
person's comments, I did not re-
alize that our strongest political
mover and shakers were women
that included: former Congress-
woman Carrie P. Meek, former
Miami-Dade Commissioner
Barbara Carey-Shuler, Miami-
Dade Commissioner Betty Fer-
guson arid the late Athalie "Ma"
Range. This cadre served our
community faithfully and well.
However, like all good soldiers
on guard duty, they need to be
replaced with fresher soldiers.
We saw the advent of Con-
gressman Kendrick Meek, State

25 to 34. And, the estimated
rate of new HIV cases for Black
women was nearly 15 times that
ofwhite women and nearly four
times that of Hispanic women.
The data alone shows the im-
portance of protecting yourself.

1. Keep yourself healthy and
do not have unprotected sex or
inject drugs. "
2. Talk openly with your
partner, friends and loved ones
about the disease and the po-
tential damaging effects it can

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Bl acks shotil

Minority; The state of being a
minor, or underage. The state of
being less or small. The smaller
number; opposed to majority;
as, the minority must be ruled
by the majority..
See whpre I'm going with this?
For too ldng, African descendent
people or Blacks in the U.S.
have been defined by others
who don't have our best infer-
est at heart. While.Europeans, .
or Whites in the U.S. have held
a numerical advantage over us
in this country, they have used
this fact to our detriment. ,
The United States Census
Bureau has always been a tool
of choice when keeping Blacks
"in our place." While the general
public may think of the desig-
nation of "minority" in terms of
numbers, the social scientists
who drafted the label for the
U.S. Census see things a little
differently. To them, a "minor-
ity group'" is not only one with
lower numbers, but one that is
assigned an inferior status in .
society. It is a group that en- .
joys Tess than its proportionate
share of resources. Frequently,
minority group members are
discriminated against, and in
some cases they are severely
and systematically exploited
for economic gain by the ma-
jority group, as illustrated iti
U.S. history by the enslavement
of Blacks and by the taking of
land from American Indians.

I * I

d reject being calledaMmonty a
A question that must be asked no lynching, no Reconstruc- The total Hispanic population
is when did all Europeans living tion, no Jim Crow, no Segrega- in the U.$. now stands at ap-
in this country get.1umped into tion, no dog bites, nor the sting approximately 44 million. Lead-
one category and called a Major- of ,a white f fireman's hose. Yet ing the way are the Mexicans
ity? While there is-believed to be they claim they should be af- with 28 million plus. Ironically,
Cuban-Americans, which wield

crop of young talent there is a
plethora of potential new lead-
ers who are considering the
plunge into politics. Gepsie Me-
tellus, former aide to Barbara
Carey-Shuler is one to watch
Ronda Vangates, Esq. is an-
other young woman to watch;
Ronda cut her teeth with New
Jersey Sen. Shirley K. Turner.
Vangates worked for former Mi-
ami Mayor Joe Carollo, Shuler,
and most recently served as a
Special Counsel to former. Mi-
ami-Dade School Superinten-
dent Rudy Crew.
Rod Vereen is also anoth-
er potential leader, who has
launched his first move by fil-
ing for the congressional seat
vacated by Meek.
While many complain about
the lack of Black leadership in
this town, I feel that there are
so many potential leaders who if
given an opportunity will bring
fresh ideas. to decade old prob-
lems; .
In the era of President Barack
Obama, it is time for communt-
ty to embrace our young leader-
ship, and give them a chance to
bring their fresh ideas and per-
spectives to this town. We are
now in the age of instant mes-
sage, twitter and on-line fund-
raising. We need leaders that
understand the new technol-
ogy, and who will lead our com-
munity into the 21st Century.

Sen. Frederica Wilson, County
Commissioners, Barbara Jor-
dan, Dorrin Rolle and Chair-
man Dennis Moss, and more
recently, Commissioiler Audrey
Edmonson and Mayor Shirley
Gibson. This new group has
now become our seasoiled poli-
A new crop of leaders has
come to town. Their advance-
ment in the ranks is marked by
Miami Commissioner Michelle
Spence-Jones use of her vote
to leverage concessions for her
district in a major coup. We
also have rising bright stars
like State RepnOscar Braynon,
who cut his political teeth at
the City of NIiaini Gardens and
is now patrolling the halls of
the State Capitol. He has been
joined by State Rep. Dwight
Bullard does politics run in
the blood ot' some families?
Andre Pierre, the newly-elect-
ed Mayor of North Miami, has
recently won his first election.
Andre Pierre has been a tireless
worker oil several campaigns,
and decided to make the run.
He is bright, honest young law-
yer, who ivill make great strides
in the future.
The City of Miami Gardens is
also training two new leaders
that I think will inevitably rise
to greatness Councilmen, Oli-
ver Gilbert III and Andre Wil-

more power than any other
Hispanic group, have less than
1.6 million people living in the
U.S. Yet, they practically con-
trol more resources in this
i land thanthe 40 million Blacks
whose ancestors help build this
cotintry. Now do you thiqk it is
time for a change? You damn
right it is.

forded more power than us or

approximately 40 million Blacks
living in the U.S., the only Euro-
pean or white group with more
numbers are the Germans,
with approximately 43 million
people. They are followed by the
Irish, Americans (whites born
in the States), English, Italians,
Polish, French, Scottish, Dutch,
etc. These groups are as differ-
ent and diverse as any other
group. They usually don't agree
politically, and their norms,
mores and value systems dif-
fer greatly as well. Yet they have
all been grouped together to
the detriment of Blacks in tl;tis
And the .game just doesn't
stop there. Hispanics are now
beneficiaries of the same white
playbook used against us in the
past. The Census has proudly
proclaimed them to be the larg-
est minority in the U.S., thus
placing them in the front of the
line to gain a larger piece of this
proverbial pie. They've suffered


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all the everything all set up, .
Also, community leaders have
. done a good job in letting us
know what to do as well..

Entrepreneur, Liberty City
I think it's a
very important
thing to be pre-
pared because
the storms a
are coming.
I would say
I'm very con- -
cerned about
it. I haven't stored up food or
anything, but I am concerned. I
think hurricane season's going
to be crazy this year, with the
global warming and storms get-
ting worse- -

Student, Liberty City

Well, I live with my parents.
I'm not sure if they've got food
and water saved up or anything,
but I know they'll take care of

the food and
water situa-
tion if it comes
up. They have
storm shut-
ters and ev-
erything, so
it isn't some-
thing that I
need to worry


Retired, Miami

I'm not really .
concerned. I've
seen so many
hurricanes in
the past. I get
about four dr
five gallons of -
water, conned '
goods, snacks, and candles. It's
all I need really. Where I live,
we've got a built-in generator
too, so I'm not all that worried.

Telemarketer, Liberty City

I'nt not con-
cerned at all.
When you're
clearly pre-
pared, you ..
don't .need to
be concerned.
As long as you
take the nec-
essary steps
before the storm arrives, you
don't need to be worried. I have

I"m a little
concerned, I
don't know
what to ex-
pect. The last
storm that
hit us was
only a cat~ t
egory one. I
lived alone at
the time, but it made me wish
I'd been living with someone. I
do keep the stuff you're sup-
posed to; water, food, candles,
but I always run out. They al-
ways over-hype the storms,
and then you discover that
it's turned away or something,
but Andrew taught us some-
thing about being prepared.
I'm concerned every hurricane


I'm not .
at all con-
.. q
corned . ,
What's go-
ing to be will
he. Nature's
got to take
its place. I'll -f
ust do what -- -
I do normal-
ly. I buy food every week. T
storms don't really change
schedule or anything.



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Seasoned veterans, new

s a Black woman, you have more control over stopping

heCity of Miami Gardens is also training two new leaders that

he total Hispanic population in the U.S. now stands at approxi-

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Happy Fathers Day!
Love, your wife and family

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To my Hubby!
it's a pleasure being your wife.
Love always, Sheila

3/30/79 09/14/08

Hey Babe, our first
Fathers Day
without you.
The greatest Dad ever.
You will remain
in our hearts.
Love, Q, Kama II, Kam8
III, Kama IV and
Kamadia -

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We ~love You Dad


01/16/45 06/15/08
A thousand times
we needed you
A thousand times we cried
If love alone could
have saved you
you never would have died
A heart of gold
stopped beating
two twinkling eyes
closed to rest
God broke our hearts to prove
he only took the best
Daddy we love you and will
forever miss you.
Love, The Gang (Paulette, Jazz,
and your grandchildren)












Daddy I niiss you and

SWe miss you so much

Happy Pathers day, We

08/27/1957 04/09/2009

Fathers Day Pooh!

We miss you and love

you dearly.
Love, your wife, kidS
and grand kidS










Happy Fathers Day
Darlene, La, Joy & Shae
Love You Forever

10/21/83 04/26/08

We can still remember
the way you kissed us, said
you loved us and even
cooked for us. Reminiscing
over the good times
we shared
and all the pictures we took.
Missing you more than words
can express.
Happy Fathers Day
from your only kids,
Marcus 11, Marcus III and
Marriel Dillard

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The Governing Board of the Metropolitan)lanning Organization (MPO) for the Miami Urbanized Area has rescheduled its public
hearing items originally scheduled for Thursday, June 25, 2000 to Thursday, July 23, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. in the County Commission
Chambers, Stephen R Clark Center, 111 NW First Street, Miami, Florida.
The Governing Board will consider the following Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
and Transportation improvement Program (TIP) Amendments:
1. FYs 2009and 2010 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Amendments
This proposed Amendments to the FYS 2009 and 2010 UPWP are to assign new studies to Task 3.06 "Call for ideas" and Task
4.13 "Municipal Grant Program".
2. 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan Amendment
This proposed amendment is to include the US-1 Express project as a Priority Ill in the 2030 LRTP Cost Feasible Plan. The US-1
Express project will incorporate managed (toll) lanes using the excess capacity along the South Dade Busway from Florida City to
Dadeland South Metrarail Station.
3. FY 2009 Transportation improvement Program
The Florida Department of Transportation has applied for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) discretionary safety funds
and has requested that the MPO Board consider amending the TIP to include the following Safety Projects such that they will be
eligible to receive these funds and be obligated before the September 30, 2009 Federal deadline:
FM 412479-3- SR 985/SW 107 Avenue from SW 12th Street to SW 7th Street.
FM425211-1-proville offset between the eastbound and westbound left tum lanes at the
SR 25/0keechobee Road intersection with SW 118 Avenue.

1:.:: :::::::\for the westbound left turn lane at SR 94/SW 88 Street/Kendall Drive
FM 4255758-1- add funding to expand the project scope for the SR 90/SW 8th Street HEFT interchange project.
FM 427034-10- to improve a County road, SW 184th Street between SW 177 and SW 157 Street.
All Interested parles are Invited to attend, For copies of the LRTR TIR UPWS and/or further information, please contact the MPO Secretarlat,
Stephen R Cla(k Genter il l NW First Stre(t, Shite 920, Miami, Florida 33728, phone: (305) 375-4507; e-mail:; website: It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disability Act For sign
language laterpretation, please call at least five days in advance.

Javaughn dis cover s he is a match

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As a part of Miami-Dade County's continuing
commitment to public participation in lodal
government, the Park and Recreation Department invites area
residents to'attend a public workshop:
Black Point Park to Homestead Bayfront Park
to SW 137Av.
The meeting is designed for the public to learn about the project .
description, evaluation of corridors, corridor advantages and
disadvantages, corridor selection and conclusions and
recommendations. As part of the meeting, the consultant and
County staff will answer questions about the need and purpose,
engineering characteristics, environmental characteristics and
environmental impacts of four corridor areas. Residents are
encouraged to attend and comment on the study. The meeting will
take place at

Homestead Branch Public Library Conference Room
700 N. Homestead Blvd., Homestead, FL 33030
July 8, 2009 7:00 9:00 PM
For more information on this project contact:
Mark Heinicke, Park Planner
Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department
305-755-7811 .
To request material in an accessible format, information on access
for persons with disabilities, or sign interpreter services (7 days in
advance), call 305-365-6706.
n ,
Public participation is solicited without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or
family statuS.
Multiple members of individual community councils may attend


5A THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE 17-23, 2009


Dade Heritage Trust, The Miami
Times, The Retired Black Police
of the City of Miami, and The
Westside Gazette. HOT 105's
Rodney Baltimore of the Tom
Joyner morning show will be our
host for the evening.
Saturday's celebration will be
held at the Historical Virginia
Key Beach located at 4020 Vir-
ginia Key Beach Drive. There
will be carnival rides at a cost of
$10 person, a flag football tour-
nament, a "Brain Bowl" compe-
tition, live entertainment fea-

tuning Piccalo, and concession
stand treats at a cost. The cost
for thq toll entrance is $1.50 per
car and the entrance for the park
is $3 per car. ,
All agencies/churches that
deals with our teenagers and
young adults please make sure
that they are present on Friday
to hear a powerful message from
Attorney Willie Gary. For addi-
tional information, please call
the Model City N.E.T. at 305-
795-2303 or Virginia Key Beach
at 305-960-4600.

The Model City Neighborhood
Eithancement Team (N.E.T.)
presents its 8th Annual June-
teenth Celebration. Juneteenth
is the oldest known celebration
dating back to 1865, when the
slaves were freed and this was
two years after Pi-esident Abra-
ham Lincoln had signed the
Emancipation Proclamation.
We will be honoring the fol-
lowing groups for their efforts
around and about the South
Florida area: The Internation- I
al Longshoreman Local 1416,

Shirley says that if Jairaughn
ever needs a kidney transplant
then he would be on top of the
Javaughn has given his fa-
ther the greatest gift of all.

continued from 1A

kidney problems after having
trouble retaining fluids and suf_
fearing with swollen ankles. The
kidney problems had Theodore
on a strict dief and taking anav-
erage of 20 pills a day for blood
pressure, potassium, phospho,
rus and Vitamin C. He even lost
his appetite.
His Tivife, Shirley, hurt to see
her husband in pain,
"Often times, he was vey
weak," she said. "The kidney
was taking a toll on him."
Seeing the pain that his father
was enduring, the then 17-year-
old Javaughri told his dad that
he wanted to donate his kidney
to him.
A thoughtful suggestion 'for
Theodore but he denied his son's
request. He said he wasn't qure
Whether Javaughn understood
;much about having a kidney
tra filant and Theodore feted
post-surgery complications, be-
cause of Javaughn's age.
Theodore continued to ivait
and remained on dialysis. )
Until one day, "He came to me
and put his arms around me.
and said, 'Dad I am going to get
tested to see if we are a match,"'
said Theodore.
Last September, while Theo-
dore was at school, Javaughn
called his dad to share with him
that he was indeed a match.
Theodore was overjoyed but
he began to weep that his oldest

son would do such a thing. The-
odore has another son, Jaron,
Two weeks after Javaughn
was tested, he had the surgery
and Theodore was given a new
Shirley was extremely proud
of her son, Javaughn.
"He didn't do it for the praise
but he did it because he want-
ed to help his dad," she said.
After months of recovery,
the two men are back on their
Theodore just finished a -
other school year at Nor1
and plans on traveling th s
Javaughti, an employee "at
Jackson Memorial Hospital,
now has a three-month old
His father, whom he consid-
ers a hero, is-his inspiration to
be a great dad;
"I wanted to be like my dad but
my dad pushed me to be better
than him," said Javaughn.
Both of them are sharing
their first Father"s Day: Theo-
dore's first Father's Day since
the surgery and Javaughn"s
first Father's Day as a father.
The two will celebrate Fe-
ther's Day on Sunday in an
annual Father's Day dinner at
home with their family.
Theodore, who grew up with-
out a father but was raised by
his mom, aunt, and five sisters,
says that his extremely..proud
of his son.

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World Bank approves $121 million to aid Haiti

Discrimination in housing?

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A new four-year $121 million lending strategy for Haiti was ap-
proved by the World Bank last week. Haiti, which is the Western
Hemisphere's poorest country, will focus on economic growth,
jobs and reducing the impact from natural disasters.
"With this new strategy, we are supporting Haiti's own efforts
to put the difficult events of last year firmly behind it, and re-
turn to a path toward longer term growth and development," said
Yvonne Tsikata, the World Bank's Country Director for the Carib-
"The country faces great opportunities, as well as .huge chal-
lenges, and it needs strong and sustained support from the World
Bank Group and other international partners."
The United Nations has somp 9,000 peacekeepers in Haiti,
which has long beeri afflicted by political instability and violence
and was heavily damaged by hurricanes last year.
It is beset by high poverty, poor basic services and unemploy-
ment levels, while deforestation has.1eft the country almost tree-
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was named last month as
U.N. special envoy to Haiti in a move to attract investment to the
country. '
The World Bank said its lending plan provides assistance
through a mix of investment projects and development policy
measures. At the same time, the Bank said it aims to stimulate
private sector development with help from the International Fiv
nance Corporation, the Bank's private-sector lender.
IFC said it had identified agricultural and textile manufactur-
ing sectors as potential growth areas for Haiti.
"We are working with the government and investors to iden-
tify key feasible actions and priorities that will together have the
greatest growth impact," said Atul Mehta, IFC director of the Lat-
.in America and Caribbean department.


continued from 1A
this. I took a picture of it right
away." .
Studstill finds the lack ofEng-
lish signage discriminatory.
"When you look at the high
rate of folk loosing their hous-
es, and you have places like
this being built that are afford-
able, and they have this writ-
ten in Spanish only, then what
are you saying? Spanish people
only?" -
"If my grandparents or
parents were around, they
wouldn't have a clue what that
said," he continued.
A call to the telephone num-
bet--on the side of the-building
produced a pleasant-voiced
fluent English speaker, who
identified herself as "Nicole."
Not being fully authorized to
speak on behalf of Pinnacle
Housing Group, she declined
to give her surriame. She in-
formed The Miami Times that
the building's manager is cur-
rently out of town.
When pressed, Nicole char-
acterized the signage as an

"We have many properties in
the Northeast Miami area, arid
it is a Hispanic neighborhood.
I don't think it's meant to mar-
ginalize anybody."
Studstill disagrees.
"They knew what they were
doing; that is not a mistake,"
said Studstill. "And if nobody
says anything, nothing's going
to be done. If they're going to
build buildings in our com-
munity, and then you put the
writing in Spanish only, well it
sends a pretty clear signal," he
The building is in the Alla-
pattah area, which Stadstill
contends is not a Hispanic
neighborhood. "That's right
down the street from Jackson
High School," he said. "But
you'd think you were in some
foreign country if you looked
at that. This is ridiculous.right
here in Dade County Florida."
"I have lived in Miami all of
my life, and never have I seen
anything like this," said Stud-
still, who graduated from Mi-
ami Northwestern; "never in
my whole life."

continued from 1A

they deserve a chance," he
"I know we've been talking
about a $1 billion lawsuit,"
said Gary, "but I'd be happy if
[the county] just did the right
thing." .
Gary alleges that the county
has caused Flightline innumer-
able losses. "It's unbelievable
how much they've interfered
with our client's ability to go
into the market and be all that
they can be," he said. "There's
been breach of, promises across
the board."
Gary would not go into spe-
cifics as the case is currently
in litigation. "As a lawyer, with
a case in litigation, I cannot try
this case in the press," he said.
Gary Johnson, CEO of Clergy
for Change, felt differently. "This
has to be tried'in the commu-
nity as well," Johnson said.
Johnson issued a stark warn-
ing to area leaders. "I'm not go-
ing to expose you yet,. but it's
time you started siding with
your community," he said dur-
ing his prepared remarks.
The embattled Opa-Locka
Flightline is America's only
Black-owned Fixed-Base Opera-
tor. The company faces eviction

W 48 SW < 4@

from its building, whidh would
effectively remove them from the
airport. Gary alleges that the
County, and a larger company
called AA Acquisitions, which
holds the lease to the land when
Flightline sits, have acted in
collusion to bring Flightline to
such a pass. The county con-
tends that Flightline owes back
rent on the property and that
the company stands in the way
of AA's ability to develop.
Eric Grebnwald, of AA Acqui-
.sitions maintains that litigation
should not be necessary.
"It's always been AA's position
that this can and should be re-
solved amicably, and that there's
a resolution that can take into
account all of the stakeholders.
We have worked with Flightline
and the county to achieve that
Greenwald states that Flight-
line's building was supposed to
be temporary in any case.
Commissioner Barbara Jor.
dan said much the same.
"I'd like to bring AA Acquisi-
tions, County Aviation, and
Flightline to the table together.
I'd be willing to stay there un
til we came up with something
solid. But they have to be rea-
sonable and show some willing-
ness. So far they haven't done
that," she said.

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Older Black men more productive in church

with friends, the study found.
Divorced respondents are
more likely than married re-
spondents to indicate that they
had not attended services since
age 18. Never-married respon-
dents say that they spent fewer
hours at religious services than
married respondents.
Taylor said religious commu-
nities provide opportunities for
marital and family life counsel-
ing, as well as access to refer-

ence groups and individuals
who model and reinforce shared
values and behaviors relating to
marital accord.
For many people who are fre-
quently at church, their expe-
rience within religious settings
may make them "less vulner-
able to marital problems and
marital dissolution compared
with their counterparts \vho
have not attended services as
adults," Taylor said.

The church also serves as a
setting for men to maintain or
achieve, important work roles,
status and prestige even if they
are not employed, he said.
Taylor and colleagues used
data from an older version of
the National Survey of Ameri-
can Life. The study, which ap-
pears in the recent issue of
Research on Aging, includes re-
sponses from 837 people aged
55 and older.

Participants were questioned
about weekend religious partic-
ipation, such as the frequency
of attending worship services,
the number of hours spent
there and activities participated
at church.
Women usually participate in
congregational activities, such
.as study groups, more often
than men but spend less time
in unstructured activities, in-
cluding doing chores or talking

Older Black women may at-
tend religious services more of-
ten than Black men, but men
spend more hours per week
in other activities at church,
a new University of Michigan
study found. -
In addition to congregational
activities--men's club, choir and
bible study--men also perform
various activities at the church,
such as cleaning, cutting grass,
opening and closing the build-

ing, and minor repairs.
"Churches may be a primary
social outlet and sphere of pro-
ductive activity for older Afri-
can American men, particularly
those who are no longer active
in the labor force," said *Robert
Taylor, professor School of'Social Work and a fac-'
ulty associate at the Research
Center for Group Dynamics
at the Institute for Social Re-

Charles Gibson, Esq., Attorney at Law; Rosie
Gordon-Wallace, president and CEO of Diaspo-
ra Vibe Gallery and Debra Toomer,,director of
marketing at WMBM Radio.
"Our students demonstrated excellent com-
munication skills and great confidence," says
Millie Fornell, the school district's associate
superintendent for curriculum and iristruc-
tion. "Providing students with the opportuni-
ty to participate in this oratorical competition
is a valuable life learning experience."
The winners of the 32nd annual Theodore
Gibson Oratorical Project were: Group I (K-
2): Daniel Asiamah, I Won't hop, first place,
Linda Lentin K-8 Center; Folukemi Olufidipe'
Madam and her Madam, second place, Dr. R.
Espinosa Elementary; and Chaquoia Spear,
Yes We Can, third place, Melrose Elemen-
tary. .
Group II (3-5): Reynel Reynaldo, Obama
Election Night Speech, first place, Campbell
Drive Elementary; Talija Harris, What IflAm
A Black Woman, second place, Edison Park
Elementary; Khandis Merritt, Good 'Ol Days,
third place, Ada Merrit K-8 Center.
Group III (6-8): T'Andre Bellinger, Some-
times I Cry, first place, Brownville Middle;
Zenobia Frazier, State of the Union, second
place, Howard Doolin Middle and Cencaria
Gainous, Black Is, third place, Charles Drew
Group IV (9-12): Kayla Burgess, flist place,
Miami Coral Reef Sr. High;
Christi Owiye, No Love, second place,
Thomas Jefferson Middle and Dominique
Steward, Awareness, third place, Design and
Architecture Senior High. -

The joint venture between Miami Dade College
(MDi) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools,
Theodore Gibson Oratorical Project. hosted its
32nd Annual Fmal Competiuon at the North
Campus, William and Joan Lehmari Theatre,
htst month. Over 40 Miami-DadeCounty stu-
dents participated in the event aimed at expos-
ing school children to Black Historjr essays.
The project also seeks to provide an opportu-.
nity for school children to discover and refine
public speaking skills through a comprehen-
sive and challenging level of learning and com-
petition. Twelve outstanding students repre-
senting schools from Homestead to the North
Miami-Dade emerged as winners. -
In total, more than 350 students participated
in this year's preliminary interschool and re-
gional competitions. As part of the competition,
elementary and middle school participants
were required to recite a published poem; high
school students were required to recite an
original piece. Each participant received a cer-
tificate and the 12 winners received medallions
and engraved trophies.
"The Theodore Gibson Oratorical has uncov-
ered incredible talent in our school children,
the caliber of which is next to none," says Dr.
Jose A. Vicente, MDC North Campus presi-
dent. "Our college and the school district have
. together created an excellent learning ground
for hotting communication skills, self-esteem
and confidence."
Judges for the competition included: Rick
Beasley, executive director of the South Florida
Workforce; Robert Beatty, Esq., publisher for
the South Florida Times; Bill. Diggs, president
of the Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce;



Apostle Smith. Pastor Clarke is well known
in the entire State of Florida. He has been
a pastor for the past 40 year. He brings to
Cornerstone Zion Fellowship of Christian
Churches and Ministries International a
vast knowledge of experience.
In the month of November Pastor Clarke
willsbe the guest speaker at the annual con-
vention in Nassau, Bahamas,

Fathers Day Musical

at Mt. Claire Holiness
The Wimberly Sisters Outreach Associa-
tion will sponsor a Fathers Day musical

to re ol uns huucTlo2c te3d m971
N.W. 22nd Ave
Featured ou s are Wimberly Sisters,
Soul Seekers, Southern Echoes, Anointed
Voices, Spiritualets, Heavenly Angels, New
Mt. Moriah #3 Choir and others.

As congregations offer shelter
for victims of domestic violence,
protest gun laws or take contro-
versial stands on abortion,. gay
rights and the Middle East con-
flict, houses of worship have be-
come battlegrounds and targets
for The prevailing false
sense of security only adds to
the danger, they say.
"Our society has deteriorated
to the point where people will
take the battle right into the
church," said Jeffrey Hawkins,
executive director of the Chris-
tian Security Network, a nation-
al organization focused on help-
ing churches plan for emergen-
cies. "People see it as a soft tar-
get rather than see it as a place
of reverence anymore."
But Hawkins and others say
U.S. churches are loath to ad-
mit they have safety concerns

for fdar they might scare mem-
bers away. Some don't take
precautions. Others that have
safeguards such as bodyguards
or cameras hide them from con-
gregations. Others simply stay
silent on social issues, illustrat-
ing the chilling effect such dan-
ger can have on ministry.
"As Christians we have to do
what God places on our heart,"
Hawkins said. "But in reality
you also have to be prepared to
protect your church and your
Hawkins and others say that
on matters of security, Chris-
tians in particular have been
complacent. (Targeted by rac-
ists for decades, many Black
churches are an exception.)
The frequency of violent inci-
dents at churches has risen in
recent years, experts say. Ac-

cording to the Christian Securi-
ty Network, there have been 45
acts of arson and 14 violent or
threatening incidents across the
nation since January in which
suspects brought knives or guns
to church or opened fire.
Jewish congregations, on the
Other hand, have been ahead
of the curve in providing secu-
rity due in part to neo-Nazi and
anti-Semitic attacks on syna-
gogues, according to Paul Gold-
enberg, national director of the
Secure Community Network,
which provides safety advice to
mostly Jewish groups across
the country.
"Security is a long-term activ-
ity. It should not be a reaction
to yesterday's headlines," said
Jay Tcath, senior vice president
of public affairs for the Jewish
Please turn to SECURITY 9B

The Miami Times

Cornerstone Zion

Fellowship of

Nassau convenes

conference here
The Corrierstone Zion Fellowship of Chris-
tian Churches and Ministries Internation of
Nassau, Bahamas, Apostle Bishop Andrew
Steward, President had their first meeting in
Miami Gune 11-14.
Apostle Joseph Smith was appointed Pres-
ident of the South. Florida area. The Rev Dr.
Phihp Clarke Jr, was appointed advisor to


First Comedy

Review at
Logos Baptist

Logos Baptist Church cordially invites
r"':mm out n datdd ned afo;
Comedy Review, featuring Pastor Rev.
Keith Butler with Darren Whitty, the
Praise Singers of Wright and Young Fu-
neral Home and Ira, Davis as Master of
Ceremonies- '
Tickets are $8 and $10 at the door
The church is located at 16305 N W. 48
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First place winners in the 3 nd annual Theodore Gibson Oratorical Competition are (first
row): T'Andre Bellinger, Daniel Asiamah, Kayla Burgess, and Reynet Reynaldo. In the second
row, MDC administrators Malou C.HarrisonNorth Campus President Dr.Jose A.Vicenteand
Dr.Sherrilyn Scott, -motocomesy:mmi-oadecollege

Miami-Dade students compete at the
e e
Theodore Gibson Oratorical Contest



Divine Grace and Mercy
celebrates fourth anniversary
The family of Divine Grace and Mercy
International Ministry, 8033 Biscayne
Boulevard, will be celebrating our fourth
church anniversary on Sunday June 21,
at 3 p.m-
Our guest speaker is Elder Kenneth
Day from Evangelist Mission COGIC of
Perrine, Flonda. Come out and help us to
celebrate another year in Christ, to God
be the glory..

Experts: U.S. churches lack security

Regardless of whether

they take controver-

Sial stands, churches

should regulate who

moves about the
WOrship space during

the offering and should

train UShers to be the

church's front line

of defense ...

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dren. There are men who have
been given a hard time by 'baby
mamas', and have made it diffi-
cult to see their children, and to
be a good father to them.
Even in Bible days, there are
some mothers whose intentions
to have children were the same,
unfortunately, as some women
of today to please a man. Leah
thought bearing Jacob's sons
would endear him to her as in-
dicated by the names that she
chose for her boys (read Genesis
29: 31 34). Finally, with the
birth of her last son, she real-
ized that she could not make
her husband love or want her,
and she needed to focus on God.
She named her baby boy, Ju-

dah, which means praise. She
decided with the birth of this last
son, that she needed to concen-
trate on praising God, not man.
Oh, if all mothers would realize
that no matter how the fathers
of their babies felt about them,
the One on whom they should
rely is the Lord.
Yes, biological fathers have a
responsibility required by God
and man to provide for and take
care of their children. But we
know that many men do not
want to become fathers. But
there are many who do, and
have stepped up to the plate
to become excellent parents.
The Bible also contains sto-
ries of men who were so intent

on pleasing their children that
they did not discipline them as
they should. Eli was a prophet
of God who trained and raised
up the little boy Samuel, who
later became one of the greatest
prophets of all times. The scrip-
tures say that Eli knew that his
sons were taken advantage of
the very people whom they had
made a commitment to serve.
They were taking the best of the
sacrificial offerings instead of
giving them to the Lord. Be-
, cause of this behavior, and Eli's
blind eye to what his sons were
doing, the Lord pronounced a
curse on this household.
Fathers, as much as it is with-
in your power, don't allow your

children to dishonor God. Un-
fortunately, the Bible doesn't
speak as much of Godly fathers
as it does of Godly mothers, but
we have the greatest example of
the perfect father God. When
the scriptures speak of love,
they speak of the God, and how
much He loves His children. Fa-
thers, you too, should love your
children in this manner. Just
as in the case of mothers, some
of the men whom you honor
might not be biological fathers,
but they have still exhibited the
qualities to be called Dads. So
as this Father's Day approaches,
don't forget to make that phone
call, or the dinner reservation,
or purchase the special gift.

This Sunday is Father's Day.
In my Mother's Day column, I
encouraged those of you who
had not purchased Mother's
Day gifts, or planned a special
activity for Mom to do so. I will
do the same for Father's Day. I
know that there are more gifts
purchased for Mother's Day
than for Father's Day. Few chil-

dren do not know where their
mothers are, but unfortunately,
many offspring do not know the
location of their fathers. This
is sad, but true. Though it is a
reality that many .more fathers
than mothers are MIA, there are
still some good fathers out there.
There arb still men who would
not dream of deserting their chil-

Remember to honor your father

Serving be Cornmurnty since 1984

from June 22-July 24 between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. There will be no trans-
portation provided. .305-681-
Zeta Community Center
Summer Program will be-
gin June 22 and end July 24.
Classes will run from 2-5:30
p.m. (M-F). 30,5-836-7060.
. """"
Liberty City Community
Activist will be having their
first annual Treasure Huilt,
from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., on
June 27. Verneacha Johrison,
305-751-9377 or 786-985-
Miami-Dade Police Depart-
ment will have a Hurricane
Preparedness Worksho at the
Northside Station, located at
2950 Northwest 83rd Street,
from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Satur-
day, June 27.
****** -
Miami-Dade State Attor-

ney's Office will be hosting
a Sealing and Expungement
Program at the Golden Glades
Elementary School in Miami
Gardens from 10 a.m. 1 p.m.,
Saturday, July 25. 305-547-
- The National Association of
Black Hotel Owners, Opera-
tors & Developers will hold its
13* annual conference at the
Doral Golf Resort & Spa, July
22-25. 954-792-2579.
***** .
Miami Central Senior High
is planning a triple class re-
umon of 91, 92 and 93 from
July 31 -Aug 2. Edwin, 305-
Miami Jackson Senior High
Class of l969 will be celebrat-
ing its 40s year reunion from
July 31 Aug. 2. Sharon De-
meritte Forbes, 305-620-4827.
Visit: or

sor an "Oldie Goldie" dance at
. the Most Worshipful Cypress
Masonic Hall, from 9 p.m.-1
a.m., June 20. 305-685-8035.
Florida Agricultural and
Mechanical University alum-
ni will meet for breakfast at the
Piccadmy's restaurant in North
Miami on June 20. E-mail: go-
Desoto Correctional Insti-
tute will have a Father's Day
Weekend .on Saturday, June
20. Phillip, 786-873-9498.
Liberty City Community
Revitalization Trust will host
a Liberty City Open House at
the Miami Dade College Entre-
preneurial Education Center,
11 a.m. 2 p.m., Wednesday,
June 24. 305-635-2301.
Thomas Jefferson Middle
School is accepting applica-
tions for students in grades 6-8
to attend its summer program

Top Ladies of Distinction
will hold its monthly meeting
at Florida Memorial University
Lehman Aviation Building on
the second Saturday. 305-696-
Miami Northwestern Sr.
High class of 1989 will hold
its 20m anniversary at the Jun-
gle Island at 8 p.m., Aug. 7.
The Beautiful Gate will
have a monthly cancer support
group at the Silver Blue Lakes
191issionary Baptist Church,
from 10 a.m.' 12 p.m., every
third Sunday of the month. Pa-
mela Burnett, 305-835-6846
or 786-693-2613.
City of Opa-locka Parks of
Recreation will have their Sum-
mer Cap Program until August
7. 305-953-3042.

Regional Community Col-
laboration on Violence will
have a meeting at the City of
Miami Police Department Sta-
tion at 2 p.m., Thursday, June
18. 786-360-3027.
The .Old Dillard Museum in
Fort Lauderdale will celebrate
Juneteenth with a jazz concert
and exhibition that honors the
Carver Ranches community,
from 6-8 p.m., Friday, June
19. 754-322-8828.
Booker T. Washington
Alumni Class will celebrate
their47mreunionfromJune l9-
21. Helen Tharpes Boneparte,
305-691-1333 or Lonzie Nicols,
City of Miami Model City

it.E.T. and Partners will host
the eighth annual Juneteenth
Celebration at the Historic
Lyric Theater at 6 p.m., Friday
June 19 and at the Virginia
Key Beach, 12 p.m., Saturday,
June 20. 305-795-2303.
St. Alban's Child Enrich.
ment Center's will have their
Family Day to honor fathers at
the Elizabeth Virrick Park from
11 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 20;
Booker T. Washington
Alumni Class of 1964 will be
meet at the African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center at 6:30
p.m., Jiine 20. G. Hunter, 305-
******* .
Miami Northwestern Senior
High Class of 1961 will spon-

New Canaan Missionary Bap-
tist Church invites everyone to
their Family and Friend service
on Sunday, June 21. 305-688-
*** .
Dr. Brian Gerard Davis will
deliver the Father's Day sermon
.at the New Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Church at 11 a.m., June 21.
Latter Rain Productions
presents their second annual
"Father's Day Gospel Extraganza
atthe Logos Baptist Church .at
4 p.m., Sunday, June 21. 305-
693-9336 or 786-715-6959.
Mt. Vernon MBC cordially in-
vite you to fellowship with them

in their annual Father's Day
Worship Service it 11 a.m., Sun-
day, June 21. 305-824-4779.
***** -
Macedonia Church of God
in Christ is sponsoring a Vaca-
tion Bible School Program for
the children in the Richmond
Heights Community, 9 a.m.-
2:30 p.m., June, 22-26. Mrs.

Montgomery, 786-237-4321.
Second Cabaan M.B.C. Wom-
en Ministry will be hosting their
annual Women Workshop, from
8 a.m.-12 p.m., June 27. San-
dra Mack, 305-638-1789.

. St. Matthew Preewill Bap-
tist Church will have their 36*
Choir Day Celebration, "The
Presence, The Power, The Pres-
ence" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July
24 and at 11 a.m., Sunday, July
26. 305-751-4251.
Note: Calendar items must
be submitted before 3:30 p.m.
on Monday.

New Mt. Eion Missionary
Baptist Church will have a re-
vival 7:30 p.m. nightly from
June 17-19[305-635-3866.
Chosen Generation Minis-
tries International is hosting
their third annual ladies confer-
of God, 7:30 p.m. nightly, June
18-19'and 9:30 a.m., Juite 20.
Pastor Mary Blount, 786-316-
2994 or Colletti Patterson, 786-

United Christian Community
Fellowship Center will have a
Gospel Musical Festival at 7:30
p.m., June 20. 786-470-7990 or
Mt. Calvary M.B. Church
will be hosting the "Red Pump"
project. The asking all
women to wear red pumps or
shoes at the 7 11 a.m. services
on June 21.

"It is a great and blessed hon-
or to host the storied National
Baptist Convention," said Rev.
Dr. E.L. Branch, president of the
Baptist Fellowship (MBF),
which is the host committee,
representing 218 Michigan
churches linked to the NBC.
Detroit restaurateur Frank
Taylor who runs Seldom Blues,
Detroit Breakfast House and the
newly established Detroit

With Benjamin Todd Jeal-
ous, president and CEO of the
national NAACP as. its banquet
keynote speaker, the National
Baptist convention (NBC) will
convene its 104th Annual Ses-
eion of the Congress of Christian
in Detroit, June 22-26 at the
Cobo Convention Center.
About 40,000 delegates will
be in Detroit for the weeklong
meeting expected to create an

estimated $76 million economic
impact for the city.
"Continuing to build a strong
reputation as a great place to
visit is going to keep thousands
of Detroit hospitality workers
employed," he said. '
The gathering of the nation's
oldest African-American reli-
gious convention in Detroit is a
bright light at a time when the
economic forecast of Detroit is
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has inspired hundreds of threats.
"Out of nothing comes all this
hate," he said.
Regardless of whether they take
controversial stands, churches
should regulate who moves about
the worship space during the of-
fering and should train ushers to
be the church's front line of de-
fense, Knox said.

its September meeting in Ana-
heim, Calif.
Don Knox, an ASIS team chair-
man and director of security for
his Baptist church in Peoria, said
the need for security standards
has been a hard sell for people
who believe "it can't happen
here." .
Some churches have found the


The Miami-Dade County Office of Community and Economic Development (00ED) invites low-and moderate-income
persons who are interested in purchasing a County owned foreclosed home to apply for a mortgage loan subsidy through
the County's Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).
A qualified homebuyer selected through the program for a loan is entitled to receive a mortgage subsidy in the maximum
amount of $70,000, towards the purchase of any County owned single family affordable housing unit br townhouse in
Miami-Dade County's priority-areas (maps of these areas can be found on our website listed below), with a maximum
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/ Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning 8 a.m
Sunday School........ 10 a.m
Sunday Evening .... ......6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ........7:30 p.m.
Tue Bible Gass ........7:30 p.m.
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New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10*Avenue
Order of Services:
-- E..el. SundayWorship...7 30a.m.
un day School..............9 30 am.
Sunday Maning WasMp 11am
Sun@ Bvening Sewh..6 pm Player ..730 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ...? 30 p.m
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Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87* Street
Order of Services:
and... F.Ios ning Ser-ices
Sunda, 5 bool 10 am
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hursd.; Prae Seen 8 p rn

New Day "N" Christ
Deliverasice M mstries
3055 N.W. 76. Street, 33147

Order of Servids:
Sundays- Chards Sd ool 10 am
Worship Service 11:15 am
Tuealays Bible Class / 7 pan
4th Sunday Eventag Worship. 6 pa
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Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12* Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship..............7 a.m.
duCday School...... ... .m-
...11 a.f
Worshi ........................4 p.m.
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St. Mark Missionary '\
Baptist Church
1470 N.W. 87th Street



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New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.956 Street
305 835 8380 Fax# 345 6944220
Church Schedule:
Euly Moming Warship7:30a.m.
an. Oxush ScGol 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Thies, before the lstSun.....7 pm.
Mid-week Worship

St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3rdAVM1UC
305-972-3877 305-371-3821
Onler of Services:
Early Sunday
Meming Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sun day School ..........9:30 a.m.
blaming Worship ...11 a.m.
"'.=\er and Bible Study
throng ........ (Tues.)7 p.m


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

/ Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W 3='Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060*Fax 305-255-854
Order of Services:
Sunday School...........9:45 a in
Sun. Morning Serys......11 a.m.
4 S U .d -2 0 p.m.
Feeding Ministry .....10 a.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer..6:30 p.m
Thurs. Outreach Ministry .. 6:30 p.m

The Episcopal Church of
The Transfiguration
15260 NW 196 Avenue
30s 681-1660
Church Schedule:
Sunday Services
7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
I-lealing Service
Second Wednesday 7 p.m.

Bible Teaching Seminar
8610/8620 N.W. 17th Ave.
Miami, FL. 33147

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Hosanna Community \
Baptist Church
2171 N.W. 56th Street
305 637-4404 Fax: 305-637-4474
Order of Services: :
Sunday School...........9:45 an
Warship. Ham
BibleStudyThusday...730 pm
Youth Ministry Mon-Wed
6 km

Zion Ho e
Missionary artist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: sos-696-23ol
Order of Services:
Sunday School.............930 am.
Morning PraisdWesship ..11 an
East and'Ihint Sunday
evening wesship <6 pm
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
tuesday 7 p.a
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/ First Haptist Missionary
Baptist Clparch of Brownsville
4600 N.W. 23rd Avenue
305-635-8053 Fax: 305-635-0026
Order of Services:
Sunday................7:30 & 11a.m.
Sunday School... ...........10 a.m
Thursday.........7 pm Bible Study
B m Me BtseT
First Sun 7 p.m
Connnunion First Sun.
7 30 & 11 a.m.

/ Cornerstone Bible \
Fellowship Church
2390 NW 87 Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Sdical ... 9 30 atn
Sunday Warship 11 am
First Sunday Evemng Waship
Md Week6S mee 7 pm
clair Rehearsal Thursday
730 pm
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Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93" Street
Order of Services
730ata o mWorship

Evening WoIship
1st& 3rd Sunday 6 pm
Tuesday Bible Study 7 pm
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safest measure is silence. "It has
kept churches from taking hard
stands and controversial stands,
because with it there's a cost,"
said Rev. Michael Pfieger, the out-
spoken pastor of Chicago's St.
Sabina Catholic Church who is
surrounded by a dozen volunteer
bodyguards every Sunday.
Pfieger's condemnation of guns

continued from 7B .

United Fund/Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Chicago. "By defini-
tion the security risks often come
when we least expect it."
Muslim congregations have been
on higher alert since the terrorist
attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, which
prompted a backlash against 191us-
"When certain reports are in the

media about terrorist attacks, the
'Vigilante Joes' become provoked,"
said Ahmed Rehab, executive di-
rector for the Chicago chapter of
the Council ort American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR). "At those times,
we hear incidents of people at-
But statistics gathered by the
Anti-Defamation League, CAIR
and the Christian Security Net-
work show that synagogues and
mosques in the U.S. aren't the

scenes of violent crimes as often
as churches.
Recognizing the spike in crimes
across religious denominations,
ASIS International, formerly the
American Society for Industrial
Security, the world's largest trade
group for security professionals,
recently began developing guide-
lines for houses of worship. The
organization will offer its first
seminar for church security di-
rectors and clergy worldwide at

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(Ofc)9492937 *(a)954-96,2-3396
Order of Services
Evening Worship .............. 6:p.m.
WRednesday...General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
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4561 N.W. 33rd Court 0.973

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Church of Brownsville
2799 N.W 46th Street
305-634-6721* Fax: 305-635-8355
Order of Services
ChureWSanday School 8 30 an

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12 p m.-1 pm
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Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church
1140 0 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
305-759 8226 Fax: 305-759-0528

Mon, thru Fri. Noon Day Prayer
Bible Stu ..Th .7
dy. urs.... p.m
Sunday Worship...7-11 a.m
Sunday School.......9:30 a.m

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Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
15250 N.W. 22nd Avenue
Order of Services
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Bible study 7 pm
Prayer Means 7 p m.
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postolic Revival Cente
6702N.W 15thAvenue
Order of Services
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Order of Services:
Sunday 7:30 and 11 a.m
Worship Service
9:30 a.m..... .. Sunday School
Tuesday.........7 p.m. Bible Study
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2300 NW 135th Street
Order of Services
Sunday Worship 7 a.m., 11
a.m., 7 .m
Sund Schoo 9:30 a.m
Tuesday fble Study) 6:45p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study
10:45 a.m

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Logos Baptist Chunrch

Order of Services
Sun ay
Morning Worship at 3 & 11 a.m
Sunday School at 9:45 an
Bible Study 7 p.m
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LUISA RUSSO, 67, domes-
tic service worker, died June 7 at
Mount Sinai Hospital. Service was

perintendent, died June 4 at home.
Service was held.

JAY WERNER, 62, merchant
marine, died June 11 at Broward
General Hospital. Service was

SHANE WILLIAMS, 28, laborer,
died May 8 at horne. Service was

JOSE PAOLINI, 75, engineer,
died June 11 af Memorial Hospital
Pembroke. Service was held.

.waitress, died June 13 at home.
Service was held.

JOSE HERRERA, 82, jockey,
died June 9 at home. Service was

TIMOTHY HANNA, 72, adver-
tising agent, died June 13 at Jack-
son Memorial North. Service was

Wright & Young
DAVID TAYLOR, 27, cook ,died
June 10 at Bro-
ward General
Hospital. Sur-
vivors include:
mother, Rose;
father, Lon-
nie; brothers,
Richard, Greg-
ory, Lonnie,
Jermaine; sisters, Anitra & Alexis;
grandmother, Gloria Gibbs. Ser-
vice 1 .p.m., Saturday, Apostolic
Faith Center, Ft. Lauderdale.

auto detailer,
died June 9.
Survivors in-
clude: son, Tri-
nard Jr.- mother,
- Zoreta; sisters, .
Kahwanna (Mi-
chael), Telon-
vay, Laqwesha,
Tiquillia & Shada ; grandmother,
Cynthia Odom; grandfather, Clem-
mie. Service was held.

: Poitier
shier, died June
Center. Service
Wednesday in
the chapel.
David Green-
61, laborer, died
Juhe 4 at Uni-
versity of Miami Medical Center.
Viewing Wednesday, noon to 2

pressed, died at
home. Service
11 a.m., Satur-
day in the cha-

77, laborer, died June 12 at hoe.
Arrangements are incomplete.

BEVERLY BUSH, 65, nurse,
died at North Beach Rehabilitation
Center. Service was held.

JACK MARRERO, 26, laborer,
died June 11 at Jackson Memorial
Hospital. Service was held.

DAVID GREEN, 61, laborer, died
June 4 at University of Miami Medical
Center. Viewing Wednesday, noon to
2 p.m

GREEN, 48, died June 13. Service
10,a.m. Friday, Second Baptist

ADRIAN W. MCLEAN, 20, died
June 2 at Jackson Memorial South,

Service was held.

Carey Royal Range Mr Royal in Memoriam
JAMES J. GOLDSTEIN, 65, EDDIE BROWN, 44, died June in loving memory ot,
CLARENCE ROBERT MIKE, musician, son 8. Service 11
22 died June 7. of the late Lou- a.m., Wednes-
Service noon, is and Sophie day in the cha-
Saturday, Mt. Goldstein died pel.
Tabor Baptist on June 12.

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WILLIE J. FAULK, 71, truck
driver for Asso-
ciate Grocery,
died June 14
at home. Sur.
vivors include:
wife, Ollie; sons,
Larry Wallace,
Nathan, James
(Vanessa) and
Alfred; daughters, Gwendolyn
Fields (Edwardo), Barbara, Donna
Harris, Lorraine Norris (Bennie)
and Keyontra Simmons; brothers,
James Lee (Constance), and Lem-
on (Patricia); sister, Hattie Wallace
(L.C.); and a host of other relatives
and friends. Viewing Wednesday
(today), 4 to 9 p.m. Final rites and
burial, Clio, Alabama.
Hall Ferguson Hewitt
JOHN I. CASON, 78, construc-
tion company
retiree, died
June 12 at Jack-
son Memorial
Hospital, North.
Survivors in-
clude: compan-
ion of 39 years.
Francis Morgan;
children, John Sr., Anthony, Al-
lan, Barbara Cason Smith, Karen;
daughter-in law, Barbara; sisters,
Samantha Locker of PA, Pauline
Turner of CO, Ernestine Reshard;
grandchildren; great-grands; god-
daughter, Briana; a host of nieces,
nephews, other family and.friends.
Service 11 a.m., Saturday in the

tual of Omaha
life insurance
agent, died
June 7 in At-
lanta, GA. Sur-
vivors include:
wife, Daphne;
mother, Jessie
Mae, daughters,
Adrian, Beverly Johnson; son, Mi-
chael; seven grandchildren; sis-
ters, Ruzell Brooks, Ozell Free-
man and Emma Tucker. He was
an active member of Omega Pss
PhiFraternity, Inc. Service noon,
Sditittley in the chapel. '

CR G A. MITCHELL, 55, chief
engineer for
days Inn Hotel,
died June 13 at
home. Service
2:30 p.m., Sat-
urday, True Be..
levers Inhrist
Worship Center.

AZZIE' LEE BURKES, 88 retired
homemak e r,
died June 14 at
Memorial Re-
gional Hospital.
re incomplete.

tired dry cleaner
presser, died
June 11. Ser-
\?ice was held.

taurant chef, died June 2. Service
was held.

CPS bus driver, died June 7. Ser-
vice was held.

SON, 3, died June 9 at home.
Service 11, Saturday,
Walker Temple
Church of God
in Christ, 1781
NW 69 Terrace, 4.&

Nakia Ingrah
NOEL ALLEN, 37, supervisor,
died June 12 at Memorial Hospital.
Service noon, Friday, New Mace-

donia Baptist Church.

BETTY WALTON, 72, died June
14 at Broward. General Hospital.
Graveside service noon, Wednes-


June 13 at Jackson Memorial Hos-
pital. Service Friday, Washington

June 13 at horne. Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday in the chapel-

JULYANN HUSH, 69, custo-
dian, died June
10 at Jackson
South Commu-
nity Hospital.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday, Morn-
ingstar Mis-
sioriary Baptist

crossing guard,
died June 11
at Jackson
South Commu-
nity Hospital.
Service 1p.m.,
Friday, Second
Baptist. \

supervisor, died
June 6.'Service
11 a.m., Sat-
urday, Perrine
New Testament.

OKELL LEE, 51, minister, died
June 9 in Bir-
mingham, Ala-
bama. Service>
was held. "


died May 30.
Service was

ROBERT GAMMON, 51, labor-
er, died June 6. Arrangements are

63, laborer, died
Jung 14. Ser-
vice 11 a.m.'
Friday in the

shier, died June 11. Service noon,
Saturday, Chris-
tian Fellowship
Baptist Church'

Maker A
Service 11 a.m.,
Thursday in the

James resided .
and worked
in Miami for
the last several
years. He was a communicant of
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
in Overtown, where he served
as organist. He also served at
Holy Redeemer Catholic Ghurch
in Liberty City. A viewing will be
held on Thursday 6:00- 8:00
p.m. at Range Funeral Home.
Prayer service will begin at 7:00
pm. The funeral Mass will be held
Friday 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis
Xavier Catholic Church. Burial will
be private; in Lieu of Flowersy do-
nations may be made to St. Fran-
cis Xavier Catholic Church.

TANEIL RAWLS, 33, owner of
daycare facil-
ity,.died June 7
in Atlanta Geor-
gia.. Survivors
include: mother,
Betty J.; son,
Taneil L. Jr.;
brother, Brown
Sally Spears (Frederick), Mary
Murray, Brenda Estinate (Joseph),
Caletha Jacas (Vaugn), Betty
Hussey, Annette (Glenn); four
atints; three uncles; a host of othyr
relatives and friends. Service 2
p.m., Saturday, New Fellowship
Christian Center located at 240
Bahman Avenue in Opa-Locka-

homema ke r,
died June 13.
Survivors in-
clude: daugh-
ters, Penny,
Hope Sweeting;
son, Rip; grand- '
children, Domir)-
ique, Shakenda,
David, Dawn, and David C., Joi
and Tyrah Sweeting; many great-
grandchildren; a host of cousins,
nieces, nephews and other rela-
tives and friends. Prayer service
will held Friday 7:00 p.m. at Holy
Redeemer Catholic Church. Ser-
vice 10 a.m., Saturday.

SR., 85, retired
City of Miami
police offi-
cer and minister .
of 93rd Street ,
Commu -
nity Church,
died June 12.
Survivors in-
clude: wife, Curlie B.; sons, Lury
and Michael A.; granddaughter,
Michell A.; a host of other relatives
and friends. Sergeant Bowens was
also a member of the Retired Black
Saturday, 93rd Street Community
Ba tist Church.

ELL, 97, retired
teacher at MI-
ami Northwest-
ern Senior High
School, died
June 12. Sur-
vivors include: .,
sons, Byron ;
Charles (Anna),
Henry (Marsha); niece, Sandra
Richburg; grandniece, Zeeyla
Richburg; many grandchildren;
many great-grandchildren; a host
nieces, nephews and other rela-
tives and friends. Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday, June 27, Ebenezer Unit-
ed Methodist Church.

retired classroom teacher,
died June 9. Memorial graveside
service noon, Thursday at Pin-
e Grove Cemetery in Ft.
Pierce, Florida.

Fasth A
died June 13 at
Aventura Hos-
pital. Service 11
a.m. Saturday
in the chapel.

KEVIN THOMAS, 36, food ser-
vice., manager,
died June 11.
Visitation 4 to 9
pim., Friday.

AVA BYRD, 37, appeals clerk,
died June 14.
Visitation 4 to
9 p.m., Friday.
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday, Coo-
per Temple
Church of God
in Christ.

JAMEL GARNER, 45, laborer,
died June 1. Arrangements.are in-

preparer for Publix, died June 10.
Visitation 4 to 9 p.m., Friday. Ser-
vice 11 a.m., Saturday, New Life
International Church.

ENID. DAVIS, 75, housewife,
died June 12. Arrangements are

GEORGE COLBERT, 82, labor-
er, died June 12. Arrangements
are incomplete-

DAVID BROWN 80, bank cou-
rier, died June 11. Service was


Two years seem like yes-
terday but today seems like
You'll never be forgotten.
Forever loved and missed.
Trina Kancey and Family

Card of Thanks
The family of the late,

wishes to express their sincere
appreciation to all that have of-
fered comfort and solace duritig
their hour of sorrow.
May God bless each of you.
The Family

Death Notice

oilGH, 22 died June 13.
Service 3 p.m., Saturday,
S.A. Cousins, 1538, N.E.* 152
Street. Mitchell Funeral Home

Happy Birthday
In loving memory of,

in Memoriam

We miss you dearly.

06/18/79 11/12/08

You still make us laugh. The
Lord makes no mistakes.
Love always, Rom, Dad,
Sis, Bro, niece, nephew; Aunt
Deborah, Derrick Jr., Todrick
and Johnny.

in MOMOriam
In loving memory of,

died June 13 at home. Survi-
vors include: children Greg-
ory, Stanley and Karla Rich-
ardson; siblings, Francene,
George and Harvey Durden;
three aunts and one uncle,
11 grandchildren, 10 great
grandchildren and a host of
cousins, nieces, nephews and
Viewing 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
Friday at Mitchell Funeral
Home and Saturday, 1 p.m.,
to 2 p.m., at New Macedonia
Baptist Church. Service 2
p.m. at New Macedonia Bap-
tist Church. Service entrusted
to Mitchell Funeral Home.

Pax Vila A
UTILIA JEAN, 87, homemaker,
died June' 1 at North Shore Medi-
cal Center. Service was held.

maker, died June 4 in Haiti. Ser-
vice was held.

'Iron Man'

It has been one year since
you left us but you still live on
in our hearts.
Sadly missed by your loving

Eric S. Georg
ISAAC SPATES, 47, roofer, died
J 12. Se Frid
thuneh el rvice noon, ay in
e ap .

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. 9((8 ot Crem at I0 nW It h Vie win g



Gone but never forgotten
Love always, Wife, children
and family

Fathers Day



It's been two years, what
more can we say other than
we love you. We miss you,
never will forget you and we
thank God for giving us this
Love always and forever,
husband, 011ie, daughter Yo-
landa, grads. Shaquita, Der-
rick, sister Betty, brothers,
Willie, Henry, James, Bobby,
Rullie, family and friends

ha Memorial
In loving memory of,

MARY L TUCKER, 83, re-
tired teacher, Miami-Dade
County Public Schools, died
June 16 at North Shore Hos-
Survivors include: son, Ber-
nard F; grandson, Bernard
Jr.; sisters, Catherine Jinks
and Vernell Collins; and a
host of other family members
and friends.
Visitation Friday, from 6-9
p.m. at Second Canaan MBC,
4343 NW V7 Avenue. Funeral
Service will be held 1 p m.,
Saturday at the church. In-
terment: Dade Memorial Park.
Arrangements are entrusted
to Gregg L Mason Funeral
Home. -

ing reversal from a few years
ago, when so many students
poured into South Florida, cre-
ating a teacher shortage. Now
the district is losing students
-- more than 3,000 last year in
a decline expected to continue
for several years.
And money is tight. Broward
used $102 million in reserves
to plug the budget the past
couple cif years, leaving it with
a gaping hole to fill this year.
Notter and the School Board
also have blamed state law-
makers, who used federal stim-
ulus mobile to pad the state
budget instead of sending it to
school districts.

Broward County teachers
took the biggest hit in the state
over the weekend when 396
recently hired and working
mainly in elementary school
lost their jobs in the district
school system. '
Broward Superintendent Jim
Notter had estimated that 150
to 200 of the district's 16,500
teachers would be as a
result of declining student en-
rollment and a shrinking dis-
trict bridget.
In Miami-Dade, Superin-
tendent Alberto Carvalho has
said no teachers wi1110se their
Cutting jobs is a strik-

10/22/32 06/19/06
It has been three years since
you left us. We miss your lead-
ership and concern for our
family. .Not a day passes by
where we are not thinking of
you. We will never forget you.
Your loving husband, Har-
old and family

3LC a = g== a b ay

Miami-Dade County first

child dies from swine flu
A nine-year-old boy, who had sults from the Florida Depart-
a history of asthma, died of ment of Health laboratory con-
H1N1 virus last Tuesday, be- firmed that the child had H1N1
coming the first local death and swine flu."
one of the 143 confirmed cas- Tissue samples were tested
es of swine flu in Miami-Dade and confirmed a week later the
County alone as of June 16. cause of death for the mine-
At a Tuesday news confer- year-old.
ence, Miami-Dade Director of The boy's death was also the
Disease Control Dr. Fermin Le- first H1N1 swine flu death in
guen said the boy, who was suf- the state of Florida. Across the
fearing from respiratory illness, state, there have been 417 con-
was taken to Baptist Hospital firmed cases of H1N1 swine flu
.in Kendall. reported.
According to a statement re- The swine flu first emerged in
leased by Baptist Hospital: Mexico and the United States
"A taine-year-old boy came to in April. Since then, it has
Baptist Childrerk's Hospital ER spread to 74 countries around
in cardiopulmonary arrest last the globe. As of today, the
Tuesday, June 9. The child had World Health Organization has
a history of asthma. He was ad- reported 27,737 cases includ-
naitted to the pediatric ICU and ing -141 deaths. Most cases are
he died the same day. Test re- mild and require no treatment.

B 21 THE MIAMI TIMES JUNE 17-25, 2009

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396 Broward teachers lose jobs


Girl Power students with executive directorThema Campbellat their third annual"End of School Community Celebration"held at the
Carrie R Meek Cultural Center, Black Box Theatre in Hadley Park last week. -Photo courtesy: Girl Power

Girl Power presents third annual

End of School Community Celebration
Miami-Dade young adolescent girls, whose lives have been affected by the after-school program geared to decreasing the number of
suspensions and arrests of adolescent girls in middle school, presented their "End of School Community Celebration" last week. The
event took place at the Carrie P. Meek Cultural Center, Black Box Theatre in Hadley Park.
Members of the c ommunitjr and several local leaders, including Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson and Director
of Constituents for Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Wayne Carter attended the event, which featured dance and musical perform
mances, martial arts demonstrations, a fashion show and much more. The young girls wanted to bring awareness to Girl Power and
share the positive results of the program, which are paying the way for them to build their confidence, competence, and pride.
The Girl Power Program was founded in 1999 and has served approximately 500 Dade County Public School students. The program
has helped to reduce the suspension rate of its participants by 85 percent and the re-arrest rate by 90 percent. Girl Power alsp pro-
vides ,mentoring programs to encourage positive behavior, enhance social skills and academic performance in at-risk adolescent girls
between 11 to 17

Local pools offer way to stay cool this summer

Learn-to-Swim prog rams available to - "
young across the county and city

I~emy a tr~Uree.hpiecess netrrrov eras ate

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folEans have been waiting a decade a wo
and he delivers with his most sharply focused effort
to date.
In the intervening years, he's probably drawn more
critical acclaim for his acting than his interesting but
consistent music. But he fully realizes his promise
as one of hip-hpp's most contemplative rappers on
his first album since 2006's scantly promoted "True
"The Ecstatic"'s varied, musculate rhythms provided
by producers Madlib, Oh No, Preservation and the
late J DBa underpin Mos Def's insightful musings
on love, politics, religion and social conditions.
"Tell the tough guys we tougher than tough times,
and nerves don't snap when the clock cuts crunch
time," he rhymes on the auspicious "Workers Comp."
On first single "Life in Marvelous Times," he starts
where "our green'grass was brown" and then eases
into the present, where despite all the ills, there are
"wonders on every side."
Guest stars are few, but they all give standout
performances. The Ruler (Slick Rick) enlivens the
hypnotic "Auditorium" while Georgia Anne Muldrow
blesses the gorgeous "Rosds." Black Star partner
Talib Kweli joins him on "History," on which they
recall their collaboration and lasting bond.
As Mos Def cultivates his career in Hollywood, he'll
hopefully continue to pour this kind of heart and soul
into his music as well. That would be something to
surely keep rap fans ecstatic. Steve Jones

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By Tariq Osborne
It is currently Moses Veliz's
first year working at Athalie
Range pool in Liberty City. He
has been teaching miami resi-
dents to swim for seven years.
"It's always a learning experi-
ence, and it's very'successful,"
he said. "I would recommend it
to everyone who wants to learn
and is interested in giving it a
For those attempting to beat
Miami's heat and watch the
kids this summer, an appealing
and low-cost option might be
teaching your young children
to swim. Miami has a host of

swimming pools where this can
be done. There 'are pools run
by the city and by the county,
and during the summer, all of-
fer swimming lessons for every
experience level. Each pool has
trained instructors, and should
you decide upon a County-run
swimming pool, no cost.
At the county pools, there are
six levels of swimining profi-
ciency. Levels one to three are
free of cost. For more advanced
swimmers (levels three tp six),
the cost of lessons is $30 per
two-week session. The first
summer session began on June
8 and will run through August
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It was an evening of elegance Paulette McPhee
when basileus Claudia Slater, moderated the
presided Nit:ole Voliton, cho- names of each Bud
geographer Ntiense Inokon, of Spring that will
music by Robert Slater and grow to be Roses
Dr. Edward Robinson and The when they reach
Iristant Attraction provided the the 12th grade. -
community with the Gamma
Delta sigma Chapter of Sigma ************
Gamma Rho Sorority Forty- Speaking of the Sigma Gam-
Sixth Annual Rhomania "l3uds ma Rho Roses, basileus Claudia
of Spring" in Transitions Into Slater and committee opened
Grace. The event was held at nevi venues and attended the
the University of Miami, Mau- Twenty-Ninth Rose Cotillion at
rice Gusman Concert Hall last the La Vie En Roe Banquet Hall
month. in Miramar last Saturday with
Congratulations go out to 200 sorors, parents and sup-
Buds, Eihardae Addi- porters. It was an lay-
son, Jaylesa Bentley, ish evening under the
Breanna Clarke, All- theme: "Young Roses
yah Coleman, Shakia Bloom into Woman-
Glenn, Cheyenne Jack- hood."
son, Santiana Lewis, The Roses were .at-
Alexis Marion, Darielle : tired in ruffle sleeve-
Newton, Gloria Peters, less gowns accentuated
A1enandra Ragooonan, '. with formal long gloves
Sierra Samuels, Lau- PINKNEY and a sparkling checker
ren Smith, Jamila Ste- around the neck. They
phens, Brianna Stewart, De- were presented by their fathers
mountria Williams and Kyrah who were attired in black tux-
Williams. edos accessorized with a bow
Furthermore, kudos goes out tie and boutonniere. These
to the handsome young men debutantes included: Jattle
whoescortedthelovelyyoungla- Branch, New World .Schooln of
dies. They include Thomas Ad- Arts; Ky'eisha Penn,. Glenda
dison, Brandon Dunn, Chris- Latimore and Jaroda Strapp,
topher Felton, Kristopher Miami Northwesteria Sr. High;
Fuller, Mario Graham, Jr., Sebrinna Reese and Michael-
Edward Harvin, Calvin Hud- ette Russell, Miami Jackson
soil, Lamar Jackson, Baster Sr. High; Alicia Young, Miami
Johnson, 1Waurice Kemp, Jr., Norland; Shante Nairn, Ameri-
Elston Lane, Rashad Madry, can Senior High; Shauntavia
Terry Willer, Jonathan Moses, Nottage, Pace High and Ka-
Wayne Roberts, Sherdale Ste- trina Rivers, Miami Edison.
phens and Brandon Thomas. A special salute goes out to
In addition, Ashley Zephirin the sorority for their unselfish
presented the showcase of tal- services in the community and
eist winners that include first their continuous efforts to en-
place Dyrah Williams, sec- hance. and develop young girls
ond place Brianna Stewart into acceptable womanhood.
and third place Aleirandra Ita-
goonan, while Denitra Henry ************
presented the Mwanamugimu It is that time of the .year
Essay Contest winners si2ch when alumni celebrate their
as first place Kyrah Williams, classes. One of these classes
second place Alexis Marion is the Miami Northwestern Se-
and third place Demountria nior High Class of 1959 that
Williams. Genevieve Paul in- celebrated a week of activities
produced the Budpreneurs win- under the leadership of p(esi-
ners that included, first place dent Barbara Morley and other
Kyrah Williams, second place officers such as vice president
Breanna Clarke and third place Carolyn Reed, recording secre-
Cheyenne Jackson. tary Laura Martinez, assistant
Others on the program were secretary Geraldine Rolle, fi-
Dr. Enid C. Pickney who pre- financial secretary Wayne B4ss,
scented the Community Service reporter Yvonne Bryant and
Awards and Lillian Davis and chaplain Roy Person.

FAMU professor featured

in 500 Greatest Geniuses


Activities for the week includ- The
ed church service on May 31 fol- enterta
lowed by a dinner at Picadillys Men D
Restaurant where 50 members ist Bet
showed up, a scholarship pre- Commi
sensation at Northwestern High ce-Jon
on June 1, a meet and greet at agnizin
the Howard Johnson Hotel in Annett
Hialeah on June 2, breakfast ers, B
at Michael's on June. 3, a pic- and Sh
nic at Amelia Earhart Park on friends
June 4, a reunion banquet at Rascha
Howard Johnson Hotel, a Bon fighters
Voyage party at the Palm Gar- Figarol
dens Hall and on to Alaska for a and Dr
whole week. the sup
Other participating include prizes.
Julia Adams, Joyce Barnwell,
Wayne Bass, Annie Bostic,
James Brown, Yvonne Bry- Ann
ant, Emily Clark, Rosa
Collins, Carolyn Dun-
nell, Velam Evans,
Otto Freeman, Diane
Gary, Rudy Glover,
Lang Hadley, Chris ..
Harris, Isarlee Hom-
Hand, E1ouise Jack-
son, Helen Jenkins,
George Johnsop, Ger- STRAPP
ald Joseph, Betty Le-
land, Juanita LoTirry, Laura that 1
Martinez, Elizabeth Mackey, were re
Martha Miller, Albert Moore, McPhe
Howard Minter, Barbara Mor- Truth
ley, Sylvester Murray and Pa- Black,
tricia yewkirk. Award
Also, Mildred Parke, Roy Felton
Person, Joel Pratt, Robert In
Rahming, Minnie Reid, Ev- awards
elyn Roberson, Frankly Rolle, Camer
Inez Rosier, Howard Siplin, Jenret
L. Stony, John Sut-
ter, Erma Style, Le-
lia Thomas, Alice
Thompson, Kathy
Tolliver, Mary A.
Wadley and Christina e


evening was spent with
intent by the Boyz To
dancers, headliner/activ-
ty Wright and Miami
ssioner Michelle Spen-
es who assisted in rec-
g Foster Parents such as
e Posey, Valerie Som-
elinda Henderson, Joe
eila Mack while honored
included Dr. Rozalyn
l, The Progressive Fire-
, Neat Stuff, Judge Rosa
a, The Nubian Sistahood
. Barry Burak. Many of
porters took home door
McPhee Moorman,
founder and president
of the Broward County
Business and Profes-
sional Women's Network
celebrated its Fifth An-
nual Founder's Day last
month at the Hillcrest
Golf and Country Club
where an over-flowing
crowd participated.
Moorman indicated
0-distinguished person
cognizeds including Ann
e Moorman, Sojourner
Award; Elaine Hayes
Professional Service
and ,Roberta Milton
business award.
addition, scholarship
went to Denzel Jones,
on Woodson and Tiara
te from the Broward
County School System.
A special salute goes
out to Miami Northwest-
rn's principal Charles
Hankerson, Tommy
Streeteir, Carmen Jack-
on and the youth fol-

of softball coach Sam Spence
and Brianna Streeter is the
daughter of Tommy and Karen
Also, Rochelle Florence is
the daughter of assistant coach
Rodney Florence. Coach Car-
men Jackson son, Kevin
Moyd, was on the state track
team in 2003 and now he's on
the Colorado football team. The
root has been planted and the
Bulls will be competitive hence
now and forever more.
According to reporter Caleb
Crosby, Lanie Whittaker was

on the cover of ESPN magazine
as a future track star. She is a
senior at Booker T. Washing-
ton High and was scheduled
to receive her second straight
state title in the 400 meters
and her third consecutive
crown in both the 800 and
4x400 relay.
Unfortunately, because of a
patellar tendonitis in her right
knee, this Tornado will miss
a season of breaking records
in the meters, as well as the
long jump. Stay tune for a
progress of this future track
star and kudos out to coach
Wyllesheia Myrick.

The Foster Parent
Association / North RUS
Branch and the Mi-
ami-Dade County Fos-
ter Parent Association took the
time and provided a Foster/
Adoptive Parent Appreciation
Banquet at the Church of the
Open Door last month. Manag-
er Keith Lavarity assisted with
. the ambience.
This organization was estab-
lished more than 30 years ago
and the board members are
Mary Burton, president; Ber-
nice Wimberley, vice president;
Joann Jones, corresponding
secretary; Gladys Brown, re-
cording secretary; Bishori Jerry
Wimberley, chaplain; James
Brown, treasurer, and Calvin
Burton, board member.

lowing in the footsteps of
SELl. their fathers and nioth-
ers as Bulls. According to
reporter Caleb Crosby,
athletic director Latoya Wil-
liams Oliver was a part of the
victory as the girls track team
won the 2009 State Champion-
ship and joined past.champions
in 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006 and
Top performers include Sky-
les Wallen, Brittany McCord,
Nagnia Williams, Sandy Jean,
Brittany Pringley, Brianna
Rollins, Shannon Spence,
Alphedelia Harris, Rochelle
Florence, Keisha Richburs,
Brianna Streeter and Destiny
Roman. Nagnia is the daugh-
ter of A.D. Williams; Shan-
nen Spence is the daughter

After spending 14 years at the
Dhyana Ziegler joined the staff
at Florida Agricultural and Me-
chanical University in 1997 as the
Garth Reeves Eminent Scholar
in the School of Journalism and
Graphic Communication.
Today, Ziegler, PII.D., a profes-
sor of journalism at FAMU, has
been named a Genius Laurekte
and her biography is published in
the newly-released book entitled
"500 Greatest Geniuses of the
21st Century." The book was pub-
lished by the American Biographi-
cal Center and highlights geniuses
around the world. Ziegler's biog-
raphy is published in the special
dedication section of the book for
the Albert Einstein Dedication and
Genius Laureates.
According to chairman of the ABI
Governing Board of Editors, J. M.
Evans, "500 Greatest Geniuses of
the 21st Century pays particular
tribute to a select number of indi-
viduals whose biographies appear
in the sections of the Albert Ein-
stein Genius Dedication and Ge-
nius Laureate. Their names will
become etched in living history
as some of the greatest compo-'
nents of the 2.1st Century intel-
lectualism and intelligence."
Ziegler said, "It's still surreal
and I have yet to rebl1y grasp the
inagnitude of this honor. It is so
much bigger than I see myself.
However, these honors usually
come when someone is dead. T
am happy that it is coming dur-
ing my lifetime and my mother
and family are still alive to share
this moment in time with me. It
is a humbling experience."
The "500 Greatest Geniuses of
the 21st Century" book is only
available to research libraries
and professionals whose biog-
raphies are published in the
book. It is registered at the U.S.

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Library of Congress in Washing-
ton, D.C.
In 2007, Ziegler was featured
in another book, "'i'he Black Dig-
ital Elite," highlighting Blacks
in information technology pub-
lished by Gale Research. Ziegler
is the only woman featured irr
'the book that includes Richard
Parsons from AOL/Time Warner,
John Johnson, and the late Sec-
retary of Commerce, Ron Brown.
. Ziegler is also an author who
has published two books, sev-
eral books chapters, and other
journals and professional articles
on communications and technol-
ogy. She currently writes a blog
for Womeri that Network.
A three-tirite Governor's Appoin-
tee to the Board of Trustees for
the Florida Virtual School, Ziegler
serves on several boards including
the Southern Scholarship Founda-
tion; the Florida Tax Watch Center
for Education, Productivity and
Accountability; Florida African
American Education Alliance;
the Florida Black Chamber of
Commerce; and co-chair of the
Ambassadors for the University
Center Club.

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for 45 minutes. The pools have
classes between 5 7 p.m.
City parks have their own life-
guards and certified instructors.
Lessons can be taken at the fol-
lowing locations: Athalie Range
Park, 525 Northwest 62nd
Street, 305-757-7961.; Charles
Hadley (Manor) Park, 1300
Northviest 50th Street, 305-
634-5791; Curtis Park Sports
Complex, 1901 Northwest 24th
Avenue, 305-634-4961 and
Gibson Park Recreation, 401
Northwest 12th Street, 305-

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Marva Y. Bannerman Park
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Pool are open year-round.
For those who find these loca-
trons inconvenient and are will-
ing to pay to swim a bit closer
to home, there are a number
of city parks offering similar
courses for $35. The $35 is pay-
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The city park lessons fea-
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they run year-round (weather
permitting). Swimmers attend
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Classes last for 45 minutes.
The following types of pro-
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for ages 3 to 6 which is a water
adjustment program where a
parent or guardian is required
to be in the water, too; General
Learn-to-Swim, for ages 6 years
and older and Adult Classes, for
ages 18 and older.
Convenient County swimming
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BV Bart Williams

Millions of hard-vtorking Americans rely on city provided busses
and trains daily for work, business, and pleasure. Public trans-
portation takes some major turns and twists in Paramount's The
Taking of Pelhaml 2 3. Miami natives may not easily recognize the
name but ask any New Yorker what Pelham 123 is and they11 tell
you it's a popular stop on New York City's metro rail system. It is
also the main stage for this riew movie starring Denzel Washington,
John Travolta, and Luis Guzman.
Pelham 1 2 3 is a dramatic action flick with a small but effective
cast of characters. Pelham does a great job connecting to the au-
dience by developing characters that everyone can relate to, both
good and bad. It dives deeper into the mind state of a modern day
hostage taker and recent events in our tough economic times. Mov-
ie co-stars are often overlooked and outshined. However, Luis Guz-
man's performance in this role clearly defines his acting adaptabil-
ity and pure talent of the craft. Guzman is a seasoned actor who
has appeared in literally over 100 films. He is arguably known best
for his roles as Nacho Reyes in "Carlito's Way", Raddimus in "Wait-
ing" and more recently Martinez in "Fighting".' In this film though,
helplays Phil Ramos, a former city employee who gets involved as
a bad guy in a methodically ingeniously developed hostage situ-
ation in hopes of great fmancial gains. The eccentrically tainted
Ryder, played by John Travolta, masterminds the plan. Walter Gar-
ber, played-by Denzel Washington also Ends himself in an utiusual
situation at work, as he unwillingly gets involved in the hostage

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Richardson in Camp Springs,
Md. Flai is one of Carleen's
best friends and Jacqueline's
daughter. The trial sermon will
be delivered at New Chapel
Baptist Church.
The Links, Incorporated
(Greater Miami Chapter) 2009
Induction Ceremony and
Celebration Luncheon was held
Christina M. Francis, Jennifer
A. Grant,
Linda Johnson, Sabrina
Solomon and Denise Wallace.
Angela Robinson-Bellamy is
chapter president.
Alpha Kappa Alpha held

their sixth annual, "A Father's
Affair" in Fort Lauderdale
last Saturday. The following
gentlemen were honored for
their work in their community
with young man where a father
figure is not constant. The
following men were honored:
radio announcer Rodney
Baltimore, retired pastor
and mentor James Gooden,
motivational speaker Darrell
Hardge, Vice Mayor Hayward
Benson, State Rep. Perry E.
Thurston, Jr., president Lisa
George, chair Tashimba L.
Adrews and co-chair Saundra

Stirrup, Richard Rolle, Marie
Kelly-Devoe, Olivia Davis,
Herbert Rhodes, E1ouise
Farrington, Bessie Smith-
Graham and Mary Dorsaint.
Happyweddinganniversary to
Lemuel R. and Dione Moncur
in honor oftheir first wedding
anniversary on June 7.
Southern Region Delta's will
soon travel to their Regional
Convention being held .in
Huntsville, Al. from June 24-
William and Chauncey
Edgecombe were very happy
being the guest at Vizcaya
Museum of Dade County

along with other who were
invited to attend the historical
presentation of "Older Days
Gone By." Their father, Eustace
Edgecombe, worked at Vizcaya
for 54 years.
Brian Simmons, son ofFrank
and grandson of Verneka and
Roderick (Monk) Silva, received
his master's degree from the
University of Texas last week.
Their other son "Mark" plays
professional football with the
Houston Texans.
Jacqueline F. Livingston and
Carleen Lopez will attend the
trial sermon of Flai-Livingston-

Congratulations to Diane
Watson Jones who earned her
Ph. D from Barry University m
Educational Leadership.
Shirlyon McWhorter has been
electedtoserveas Presidentof
the Board of Directors of the
YWCA for the 2009-2010 year.
Jailmita Albury and Marsha
Wright James have said good-
bye to the Miami-Dade County
School System after 35 years of
service to our boys and girls.

Congrats to
Sandra Barry-
Williams who
received her
rnaster's degree
of Miami.
Get well wishes to Doreatha
Payne, Arcle Ewell, Mildred
Marquis, Mona Bethel, Vashti
Armbrister, Sam Cleare,
Carmetta Brown-Russell,
Ismae Prescott, Wendell


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SECTION D n..MI, FLORIDA, JUNE-17-23, 2009

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Hxindreds of young people between the ages of 15-24,attended the
2009 Youth Summer Career Training Program and Job Fair at the

9 Overtown Youth Center last week.
The, Southeast Overtown/ Park West and Omni Community
Redevelopment Agencies joined the City of Miami, the Office of
Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, Work America, Inc., the
.. ... Overtown Youth Center and South Florida Workforce to present
the Youth on The Move!, a ten week summer internship program
designed to provide summer job opportunities to young people in
various industries, and career development training and skills. The
event occurred at.the Overtown Youth Center from June 8-10.
All applicants were required to be a resident of the City of Miami
--.. and between the agps of 15-24. Applicants had to attend the three
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Home construction

unexpectedly declines in June
A private survey presented on Monday said U.S. home-
builder sentiment slipped in Jxine, as higher mortgage rates
/ and an ongoing credit crunch dampened expectations for the
a ag? sector.
e a The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo
a Housing Index slipped one point to 15 from 16 in May. Analysts
had expected the index to climb by one point.
The decline in the U.S. housing market has shown some
signs of ch ge. However, the NAHB said Americans worry
over jobs and the economy's health which has created an
uncertain picture for the sector's recovery.
"Home builders are facing a few headwinds, including
expiration of the tax credit at the end of November; a recent
upturn m interest rates; and especially the continuing lack of
credit for housing production loans," Joe Robson, the chairman
of the trade association, said in a statement.
Earlier this year, Congress authorized an $8,000 tax credit
for first-time home buyers and home builders have called for
that credit to be expanded beyond this year.
While rates on 30-year mortgages fell into record lows in
April, they have climbed since then on hints the U.S. recession,
now in its 18th month, may be drawing to a close.

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The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) is soliciting for Statement of Qualifications from
qualified planning and engineering firms to provide PD&E Sei-vices consistent with guidelines
established in the Florida Department of Transportation's PD&E Manual for its SR 924 West
Extension from SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) to the Homestead Extension of the Florida
Turnpike Project. The Services shall involve technical analysis of alternatives, community and
agency input, and shall result in the selection of a final alignment with an associated
environmental document that supports selection of such final alignment.
MDX notifies'all Proposers and individuals that it encourages small, minority and women-owned
businesses full opportunity to submit a response to any solicitation document issued by MDX.
For a copy of the RSOQ with information on the Scope of Services, pre-qualification and
submittal requirements, please logon to MDX's Website: to download the
documents under "Doing Business with MDX: Vendor Login", or call MDX's Procurement
Department at 305-637-3277 (ext. 1119) for assistance. Note: In order to download any MDX
solicitation, you must first be registered as a Vendor with MDX. This can only be facilitated
through MDX's Website: under "Doing Business with MDX: Vendor
The deadline for submitting a Statement of Qualifications in response to this solicitation is July
7, 2009 by 2:00 P.M., Eastern Time.


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$140K. 786-412-1131

1411 NW 171 TERRACE
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, den. $3900 down
and 995 monthly.
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2231 NW 59 STREET
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air. Completely re-
modeled. Try $2900 down
-and $599 monthly.
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Fouir bedrooms, two baths,
central air. Try $2900 down
and $699 monthly.
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Three bedrooms, central
air. $2900 down and $899
monthly. Ask about $8000 tax
credit refund check.
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6859 N.W. 17 Ave.
Own for $700 monthly.
Three bedrooms, two baths.
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and /or Civil Engineenng.
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transportation required with
mileage reimbursement per
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1215 N.W. 103 Lane
Two bedrooms $750

12290 N.W. 1t Court .
HueOne bedrom, one bath,
$550ai, stovue, areneato, air.
305-642-708078-2136- 0

2123 N. W. 18t Street
rOomne bedroo, 1 bal,
$425 monthly. Appliances

1245 N. W. 58 Street
One bedroom, 5525 moth-

3124 N.W. 158. Street .
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1277 N.W.548th Steraee#1
Ton bdrms, one bath, appli.
786-77-925 305-494-8884

2300 N.W. 153rd Street
Two bedrooms, Florida room,
garage. $1050 monthly.
Call 954-253-9377

Two2 r7m $ 7 cS er air.

2471 NW 152 TERRACE
Three bedrooms, central air
$976. 305-687-1200
2501 N.W. 131 Street
Four bedrooms two bath-
rooms, two car garage,
fenced and screened in patio
$1650 monthly section 8 Ok

3221 N.W. 11 CT.
Nice four bedrooms, two
baths. HOPWA, Section 8.
786-285-1197, 786-285-1197

3231 NW 191 STREET
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Lakefront property, applianc-
es included. Section 8 with
vouchers. Great neighbor-
hood! Call 305-494-5004.

Two bedrooms, family room,
central air, $975.

3811 N.W. 197TERRACE
Four bedrooms, two baths,
central air. Also two bed-
rooms, one and a half bath,
Call Mr. Brown

404 NW 43 STREET
Two bedrooms, one Dath,
5999 monthly. All appli-
ances included, Free 19
inch LCD TV. Call Joel 786-

Two soe aAh $800.
Call 786-277-8872

4915 NW 182 STREET
Four bedrooms, three baths,
$1900 mthly, first and last.

7 N. E.59Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$900. Free Water.

7351 N.W. 3 Ave
Two bdrms, two baths. Brand
new unit, central air, washer-
dryer hookup. Section 8 OK.

8250 NW 2 COURT
One bedroom, one bath. $600
monthly. 305-26779449

Two, three, four bdrms. From
$900 monthly.

Design District
Three bedrooms two baths
Section 8 OK 786-512-6541

Three bedrooms, two. baths.
Freshly renovated. Section 8
OK! Call 786-366-3480 .

Three bedrooms, two baths,
just renovated, great yard.
$1350. Section 8 ok.

N- -bl33 St. andwo8b e
reCall 3050 4-7776 s.

Near Northwestern High
Two bdrms, one bath,
air.$1200. Fenced. Section 8
OK. 305-685-6795


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tral air, new baths and kitch.
ens. $1050 to $1500. Bars,
fenced, $2625 to $3750 move
in. Not Section 8 sanctioned
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Two bedrooms, one bath.
$700. 305-749-6749

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1880 Service Road
Newly remodeled, three
bedrooms two baths, large
3 r m4s Section 8 OK
985 or 305-732-

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321 N.W.183rd Street
Four bedroom, two bath,
central air. $1400 mthly, first,
last, and security to niove in.
Call 305-986-8395.

UnfUffliShed RoomS
Quiet room, near bus termi-
nal. 305-766-2055

Rooms for rent. $450 and up.
House for rent. Section 8 wel.
come. 305-300-7783


One bedroom, one bath, air,
lights and water. 305-968-
0892, 786-273-6504

Newly renovated, Two
bedroom, one bath, gated*
appliances and water
included, superintendenton
premises. First and security
Call 786-663-5509
Special! One bdrm, one bath,
$475 monthly, Section 8 OK!
Gall 305-717-6084.

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One bedroom,
starting at
$85 weekly.
Wynwood Sober Living
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13215 NE 6 AVENUE
One bedroom, one bath,
central air and heat, appis-
ances and water included.
$700 monthly. 305-218-
19378 N.W. 29 Place
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1350. Section 8 OK.

19387 N.W. 29th Avenue
emboend m ct 8b e
comed! Call 305-968-5452

21219 N.W.14 Place
-#625 Miami Gardens
Three bdrms, two and half .
bath. First and security
deposit to move in.
Tony 305-624-5881

720 N.W. 61st Street
TWO and THREE bed-
room units starting at
Olde Towne International

Newly remodeled, three
bdrms, one bath, central air,
Section28 o 375.

1272 N.W. 46 Street
Two bedrooms-one bath
Section 8 only
Call 786-426-8773

1278 N.W.44.STREET
Three bdrms, two baths, wa-
ter included. $1200 mthly
Call 786-299-6765.

1278 N.W. 44th Street
One bdrm, one bath, water
included. $550 monthly
Call 786-299-6765

1420 N.W.51 Terrace
Huge two bedrooms, one
bath, central air. Section 80K-

Nic ,5tc bdrNr c5e5 air. .

163 NW 61 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath,
newly tilO th7r g2h 8 c

Newly renovated, one bdrm,
a eatmteh t d o r, w0,
first and security. 786-315-
7358.or 305-332-4426

2145 NW 99 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, tile, carpet, appliances,
securityobarsdhutters. c-

T235b5dN.W.95th rraej
tiled, Section 8.

247 N. E.77 Street
One bedroom, one bath, re-
frigerator, stove, micro wave,
water, parking. $750 monthly
plus security. Section 8 ok.

2480 N.W. 61st Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$875 monthly. Call Bryant at

Three bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 accepted. $1342
monthly, $1200 deposit-

2745 N.W. 47th Street

3030 N.W. 19th Avenue
One bedroom, Section 8 wel-
come, call 305-754-7776.

3037 NW. 92 STREET
Lagethe bedrooms, gra ecin-
Callcal 76278-306. 64

3190 N.W. 135th Strenet

TOn bedrooms, one bath, ar
condi tion, stvrefrigerator, ar

326 N.E.560 Stree
Thre bedrooms, ai. two

T baths.$950 Aplinces Free
$70 05-30-642700

3416 N.W.115 Avenuae
Four bedrooms two baths
Fne Section 8 OK $20dpst

8 Secil.786-269-643

4643tee NW 16 Avenure
TOn bedrooms. $625 monthy
305-648-al 35~5946 7

41232 N.W. 16th PAvene
Four bdrms, onabe bt,
Call 3054-218-1227

5419 N.W. 1Courtc
Onvae brom, air, seuriy br,

5927ree N E. 1 Avenure

$800t sntovne refrierao, air.
Cal305-62708-0 3

6109-i S.W 3errace $7

$ Call 305-642-7080

7450 N.W. 107 St. e
T15wol,$8 bero mse air.$95

move in. Call 786-286-7455

1887 N.W. 44th Street

Pri ate en rn, dri eay,
security bars. $95 weekly
and up. 786-356-8818

2373 N.W. 95 St.
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-915-6276, 305-474-8186

2400 N.W. 162h Terrae
Nptics oe room, centraairT..,
30577-067or 30 ir al 54-622-

2555 N.W. 156t Sturet
$ week e utilities icudd

Upstchn air, one proomreri-

305-474-8186, 305-691-3486

Clean, prva e etancp-
ticable 305-67488087

Niceel funsed rooms with
priates$10 entrncel.


Thomre brsptonsble peson
preferredl. Call 305-696-


423 N.W.9 Street
One bedroom, one bath "
5450 month, $850 m"ove in
special. Easy qualifying.

50th Street Heights
Walking distance from
Brownsville Metrorail. Free
water, gas, window bars, iron
gate doors. One and two
bedrooms from $490-$580
monthly. 2651 N.W. 50th
Street, Call 305-638-3699

5200 N.W.26th Avenue
Two and three bdrms. Free
gift for Section 8 tenants. No
deposit if qualified! 786-663-
8862 or 305-634-3545-

5842 N.W.12th Ave #1
Two bedrooms, one bath, wa-
ter included. Section 8 Wel-
come. 786-277-9925, 305-

5850 N.W.15th Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
new appliances, $600 mthly,
$1200 m s yo n.7

5927 NW 5 AVENUE
One bedroorh, new applianc-
es, tiled floors. $575 monthly'
$1150 moves you in.

6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$520-$530 monthly. One
bedroom, $485 monthly, win-
dow bars and iron gate doors.
Free2 ter and 3sS y at:
or Call 305-638-3699

6950 N.W. 8th Avenue
Newly remodeled studio apt.,
$450-500, Section 8 okI Call

767 NW 70 STREET
Two bdrms, one bath, air,
$700 monthly. 786-370-0832

77 N.W.77th Street
Two bedrooms, one and half
bath $840. Section 8 wel-
come. Call 786-306-4505

7742 N.W. 2nd Av4nue
Two bedrooms one bath cen-
tral air, appliances, washer
and dryer Newly renovated
$900.00 month 786-287-,

8261 N.E. 3 Ave.
One bedroom, one bath.
5550 monthly. All appli-
ances included..Joel786,

8475 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Onet ond8ta bdrm a7p 6Sec-

One and two bedrooms, from
$495-$585 monthly.' Free
water, window bars and iron
gate doors. Apply at:
2651 NW 50 Street or call

MovednEwitBhAf months rent
Remodeled one, two, and
three bedrooms, air, appli-
ances, laundry and gate.
Froni $450. 100 N.W. 11 St.

Overtown, Liberty City, Opa-

Orno S
For more information/spe '
www.capitairentalagenc 7

1312-1315 NE. Miami Court.
O bdrm, k bath sa ,
fresh paint, secured parking
$595-$650. 305-528-7766
All applications accepted-
Easy qualify. Move in special-
.One bedroom, one bath,
b h $5 5 $8 rooms,
Free water!
Leonard 786-236-1144

Beautiful one bedroom, $540
monthly, apartment in gated
comm liy3 -6 -


O bedroom, on6e0 th,

N. DADE Section 8 OK!
One.and two bdrms. No De"
posit For Section 8.

Liberty Square with Section 8
One and two bedrooms.



A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami, Flor-
ida, on June 25, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Commission Chambers at City
Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida, for the purpose of waiving the
requirements of obtaining sealed bids for the procurement of maintenance and
repair of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus ("SCBA") from Draeger, Safety,
inc., a Non-Minority vendor, located at.101 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA,
15275-1057, for the City of Miami Fire-Rescue Department, on a contract basis
for one (1) year period, with the option to extend for four (4) additional one-year
periods, at a first-year cost not to exceed $35,000, with optional year increases
not to exceed 4%, for each of the option periods.

Inquiries from other potential sources of such a product who feel that they might
be able to satisfy the City's requirement for this item may contact Lourdes Ro-
driguez, City of Miami Department of Purchasing, at (305) 416-1904.
in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5360 (Voice) no later than two (2) business
days prior to the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3)
business days prior to the proceeding.

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
City Clerk



The Miami City Commission will hold a Public Hearing on June 25, 2009 to
consider approving an amendment to the original Scope of Work of the Lum-
mus Park Historical & Cultural Village Project, funded by the Safe Neighbor-
hood Parks Bond program as originally stated in the Miami-Dade County Ordi-
nance No. 96-115, requiring renovations of the Wagner House and Fort Dallas
Barracks, now niodifying said requirements to delete the renovations of those
structures for the purpose of funding much needed renovations to the existing
parks recreation building and ancillary site improvements. Inquiries regarding
this notice may be addressed to Ed Blanco, Department of Parks and Recre-
ation at (305) 416-1253.

This action is being considered in order to comply with the requirements of
Miami-Dade County so as to facilitate the proper reimbursements to the City
of the renovations of the recreation building and other site
vided at Lummus Park. The public hearing will be held in conjunction with the
regularly scheduled City Commission meeting of June 25, 2009 at MiamI City
Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, MiamI Florida. All interested individuals are
invited to attend this hearing and may comment on the proposed issue. Should
any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with respect
to any matter this meeting, that person shall ensure that verba-
tirn record of the proceedings is made including all testimony and evidence
upon which an appeal may be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5360 (Voice) no later than two (2) business
days prior to the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3)
business days prior to the proceeding.

PriscillaA. Thompson, CMC
City Clerk



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U.S. economic condi- than $1 trillion into
tions were weak or got the financial system
worse through May, to revive devastated
but some areas of the financial markets and
country saw signs that. pull the economy out
things were changing, of a deep recession.
a Federal Reserve re- Despite aggressive
port said last week. Fed actions, labor
Fed contacts in sev- markets was poor
eralTegioils saiti their with wages gener-
expWfations for the "'dtly flat of falling and
economy have im- housing markets were
proved, but they still still soft, the report
don't expect much of said. - .
an increase in eco- The Fed also said
nontic activity in prices at all stages of
2009. production were flat
The Fed's "Beige or, falling, with the
Book" of reports gath- "notable" exception of
ered from the 12 Fed oil prices.
districts showed an However contacts

may be moderating,"
the report said.
Contacts in eight
of the Fed's districts
reported an uptick iri
* home sales, citing the
traditionally strong
spring selling season,
low interest rates and
shrunken house pric-
es. .
On the other hand,
U.S. consumer senti-
ment grew .in June,
but remained at rela-
tively low levels, ac-
cording to media
reports of a survey
released last Friday
by the University of
Michigan and Reu-
ters. Recent readings
have been heighten by
consumers' expecta-
tions that the end of
the recession is soon


reported some mod-
est signs the pace of
economic decline was
"Some districts saw
signs that job losses

extensive economic
weakness with a little
glimmer of hope.
The Fed has cut in-
terest rates to near
zero and pumped more

ern flight attendants
and three months for
the Eastern flight at-
tendants, said Mike
Flores, president of
the Association of
Flight Attendants
unit that represents
the original US Air-
ways workers.
The newsletter said
the difference was
because the biggest
capacity cuts have
been from Las Vegas
and Phoenix. -
"We have waited
as long as we could
to address our over-
staffing situation
hoping that attrition
and other voluntary
leave options would

,offset the need for
today's action," said
Hector. Adler, vice
president for in-
flight services, in the
The company said
it has cut 1,300 po-
sitions among pilots,
ground workers, and
managers over the
past year because of
the slowdown.
Airline president
Scott Kirby said at
an industry confer-
ence Thursday that
the company's cur-
rent decline in pas_
singer revenue is
even worse than the
decline that followed
Sept. 11.

U.S. Airways is ask-
iilg for 400 flights at-
tendants to volunteer
for leaves of up to
16 months, and said
involuntary lay off
could be next if there
aren't enough takers.
The Tempe, Ariz.-
based company said
in a newsletter issued
to workers on Thurs-
day that it needs few-
er flight attendants
because it has mini-
mized its capacity
faster than flight at-
tendants have retired
or quit. Many individ-
ual flight atteiadants
are flying more than
they used to, leaving
the company with too
many reserve flight
attendants, it
US Airways is seek-
ing 300 volunteers
from its hubs in
Phoenix and Las Ve-
gas and 100 volun-
teers based on the
East coast. The West-
ern flight attendants
are from America
West, which bought
US Airways in 2005,
while the flight atten-
dants in the Eastern
cities came from the
old US Airways.
The voluntary fur-
loughs range from
six months to 16
months for the West-

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Invitation to Prequalify to Bid Several Bid

Hunt / Moss Construction Managers

Hunt/Moss Construction in conjunction with the
prequalify to bid on the below listed Bid Packages for
the construction of the new Florida Marlins Ballpark..

Firms interested in bidding the bid packages noted
below must prequalify in .order to submit a bid.
Prequalification forms can be obtained at www. .or by contacting Michelle Dan-
iels ( at Huht/Moss
at 954-524-5678. Prequalification forms will be
accepted up until the Prequalification Due Dates
listed below.


Prequalification Due June 19, 2009

BP 6:Site Electrical Service(Temporary):
Prequalification Due June 19, 2009

Contract documents and bid manuals will be avail-
able on the date that the Bid Package is to be
issued. Cost will be subject to specific Bid Package

The bid documents can be purchased at:

Blue Digital
7920 NW 7th Street, Unit 107
Miami, Fl. 33126

Sealed bids will be delivered to:

Hunt/Moss Construction Managers
2101 N Andrews Ave
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone 954-524-5678
Fax 954-524-5677

Requirements of the Project and Bid are as

Deep Underground Plumbing:
- CSBE goal 13%
- SBE goal 2%

Site Electrippi Service Temporary:
- CSBE goal 100 %

Applicable to all Packaaes
- Community Worktorce Program minimum of
10% goal
- Project must abide by the Responsible Wage
and Benefits Code
5% bid bond
100% Payment and Performance Bond
Owner Controlled Insurance Program
County Sales Tax Savings Program




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U.S. Labor Department awards $100M in grants to YouthBuild

ment boards, faith-
based and community
groups,, and local and
nonprofit housing de-
velopinent agencies.
The YouthBuild pro-
gram was transferred
by Congress from the
U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban
Development to the
U.S. Department of
Labor in 2006. The de-
partment has funded
228 projects.
on YouthBuild grants
and other Department
of Labor youth employ-
ment programs, visit
http: / / www.doleta-
gov/youthservices- .

but also gives them a
sense of accomplish-
ment and empowers
them as they give back
to their communities."
The Labor Depart-
ment also plans to ini-
tiate evaluations of the
YouthBuild program
to learn more about
its impact on the dis-
advantaged youth it
Participants in
YouthBuild programs
include individuals
who have beeix in the
juvenile justice sys-
tem, youth aging out
of foster care, high
school dropouts and
others. In addition

to receiving academ-
ic and occupational
skills training, these
young people develop
leadership skills .and
participate in commu-
nity service opportu-
nities. Many Youth-
Build participants are
learning "green" build-
ing techniques, assist-
ing with retrofitting
existing homes, and
discovering how to
help make their com-
munities sustainable
and environmentally
Organizations cho-
sen for YouthBuild
funding include
workforce invest-

Program will provide resources for young

ing within their com-
munities. The awards
include approximately
$47 million allocat-
ed to the YouthBuild
program under the
American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act
(Stimulus) of 2009.
"President Obama
and I are delighted
to be able to increase
funding for this prom-
. ising program, which
does so much for
youth and their com-
munities," said Sec-
retary Solis. "The
YouthBuild program
not only assists young
people in obtaining
education and skills,

cipients awarded are
current : Departmei1t
of Labor YouthBuild
grantees, anc} 121 are
new to the depart-
ment. The Youth-
Build program assists
obtaining their diplo-
mas or GEDs .while
providing occupa-
tional training in the
construction indus-
try. While acquiring
leadership skills and
participating in com-
munity service, at-risk
youth build and repo-
vate affordable hous-

Washington Sec-
retary of Labor Hilda
L. Solis recently an-
nounced the award of
approximately $114
million to 183 commu-
nity groups to provide
education and training
to young people across
the UTiited States. This
amount from grant
operations will be dis-
tributect in an initial
two-years increment.
A remaining increment
may be awarded pend-
ing the availability of
additional funding.
Sixty-two of the re-

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Demeritte attends MDRT annual meeting

EDWIN T. DEMER- members, guests and the major themes of low MDRT members' tonal, independent standard of sales ex- through involvement
ITTE, Life Underwrit- speakers who attend the meeting. The event said MDRT President association of more excellence in the life in- in at least one other
ers Training Fellow the five day meeting in also provided Demer- Walton W. Rogers, than 31,000 or less surface and financial industry association
(LUTCF), Registered Indianapolis, Indiana,, itte with an opportuni- CLU, ChFC. The an- than 1 percent of the services business. MDRT provides
Financial Consus- June 7-11. ty to gather ideas and nual meeting is one world's best life in- Attaining member- continuing education
tant (RFC), of Miami, During the event, best practices from wa
y that MDRT offers surface and financial ship in MDRT is a and skills improve-

Luncheon honors graduating seniors with scholarships

on our homes in thisoprtvanwrkg



fellow MDRT members
around the world at-
tending the event.
'MDRT members like
Edwin are united by
a passiori to provide
financial solutions
that protect families,
individuals and busi-
ness owners and to
better service clients
by sharing ideas and
best practices with fel-

continuing education
that helps members
provide the best in
81ient service. It also
helps members serve
their community and
maintain strong per-
sonal values.
MDRT is the Pre-
mier Association of
Financial Profession-
als. founded in 1927,
MDRT is an interna-

Florida among the
leading financial rep-
resentatives who fur-
ther improved their
professional pedigrees
by attending the pres-
tigious. 2009 Million
Dollar Round Table
(MDRT) annual meet-
ing. A 26-yeai- MDRT
member, Demeritte
was among more
than 4,500 MI)RT

Demeritte participat-
ed in workshops and
general session pre-
sentations by experts
in estate planning,
taxes, business, law
and other areas ofyi-
tal concern to life in-
surance and financial
services professionals.
state -of-the-art life in-
surance and financial
prodi1cts and methods

distinguishing career
milestone achieved by
less than 1 percent of
the world's life insur-
ance and financial
services profession-
als. It requires De-
meritte to adhere to
a strict Code of Eth-
ics, focus on provid-
ing topnotch client
service and continue
to grow professionally

services profession-
als. With membership
from more than 80
nations and territo-
i-ies, MDRT members
demonstrate excep-
tional professional
knowledge, strict
ethical conduct and
outstanding client
service. MDRT mem-
bership is recognized
internationally as the

ment designed to help
members provide the
best in client service.
It also helps mem-
bers serve their com-
munity and maintain
strong personal val-
For more informa-
tion contact Edwin De-
meritte, 305-696-2677
or edemer37293729@


The Richmond
Heights Community
Development Corpo-
ration (RHCDC) was
honored to grant a re-
cord number of schol-
arships to graduating
seniors at a scholar-
ship luncheon this
spring. In the midst
of the country's re-
cession, the RHCDC
received the largest
number of applicants
since it established
the scholarship pro-
gram seven years ago.
Six students were
awarded $1,000 each
to help pay college ex-
The RHCDC Board
of Directors selected

the following awardees
based on academic
success, leadership
traits and service to
their church argd the
community. .
Jamie Sanders, Mi-
ami Palmetto Senior
High graduate, will
study health services
at Miami Dade Col-
lege and theri pursue
her education at Flor-
ida International Uni-
versit .
DeAndre .Binder,
Robert Morgan Edu-
cational Center grad-
uate, will study ac-
countirig at Florida
State University.
- Janell Davis, Robert
Morgan. Educational

Center graduate, will
also study at FSU and
major in nursing.
Leondria Stevens,
Coral Reef Senior
High graduate, will
study criminal justice
at Tallahassee Com-
munity College and
then RSU.
. Altamese Hamilton,
Killian Senior High
land Dorothy M. Wal-
lace Cope South grad-
uate, plaps to study
nursing at Miami
Dade College. Charl-
ize Johnson, Miami
Palmetto Senior High
graduate, will major
in business at Florida
Memorial University.
Rev. Jimmie L.

Brown, senior pas-
tor of Harris Chapel
in Fort Lauderdale,
was the key-note
speaker at the schol-
arship luncheon.
As a lifelong learner
with multiple college
degrees, Rev. Brown
urged the students
"fix their focus" on
higher education and
don't get sidetracked
or discouraged. The
scholarship program
is an integral part of
the RHCDC's mission
to expand economic
opportunities, neigh-
borhood revitalization
and social services for
Richmond Heights res-


Richmond Heights Community Development Corporation scholarship recipients, from left
to right, are Charlize Johnson, Janell Davis, DeAndre Binder, Leondria Stevens, Altamese
Hamilton and Jamie Sanders. -Photocourtesy:Leslie Sheffield

The Neighborhood
Housing Services of
South Florida (NHSSF)
kicked off their annual
Painting & Landscap-
ing Day last week with
volunteers from the Mi-
ami Job Corps Center
(MJCC) at the forefront
to help make it all pos-
A week before they
began the project, in-
structor Eric Howard
and his crew of 10
Painting Trade stu-
dents prepared the
homes with pressure
washing and primer-
painting. The homes
belong to- several el-
derly residents in the
Brownsville community.
in Miami-Dade county.
Sharon Williams,
NHSSF's Community
Building & Organizing
Director, said "We're so
thankful for the paint-
ers helping us make
our event a success
this year. Every year
we try to make this
event one where we

was a win-win scenar-
"Not only are we
helping out by improv-
ing the appearance of
the neighborhood, our
students are getting
hands-on experience in
their field so there's the
value on both ends."
From the standpoint
of David Harder, presi-
dent of the Adanac De-
velopment & Construc-
tion Services, Inc.,
whose company pro-
vided logistical over-
sight, for the project,
"The Job Corps paint-
ing crew worked on this
project for the elderly
with high standards
and quality v ork, coin-
parable to other crews I
have worked with."
And most important-
ly, as told by Wilfred
McKenzie, whose home
was one of the several
that was revitalized,
"I'm so thankful for
the Job Corps youth
for their help. For the
many days they worked

State Rep. Dwight
M. Bullard of District
118 will host a "South
Dade Invitational Ce-
lebrity Go Kart Race"
at the Speed Demons,
located at 435 North
Khrome Avenue in
Florida City, from 5:30
-9 p.m., June 26.
The event is, a, con-
tinuatioa of Bullard's
tour that highlights
local businesses in
South Dade. Partici-
pants will be able to
raise funds for their
favorite charity and
interact with mem-
bers in the commu-
Some of the invited
South Dade celebri-
ties include: State
Sen. Larcenia Bullard
(District 39), State

Representat iv e s,
Juan Zapata (District
119) and Julio Ro-
biana (District 117),
Miami-Dade County
Commission, Chair-
man Dennis Moss
and Kathy Sorenson,
Florida City Mayor
Otis T. Wallace and
School.Board Member
Dr. Lawrence Feldman
(District 9).

Miami Job Corps .Ceater students participate in the annual Painting & Landscaping Day last


build reainhp,

commend the students

alism and hard work.

Commissioner Dorrin
MIAMI, FL Miami-Dade is one of many counties nbere there is
a housing problem. An inability to pay the mortgages on their
homes, rate adjustments, and a decline in home values were just a
few of the reasons for the widespread number of foreclosures
evident today. Others have lost their homes because they lost their
Jobs and had to get something that paid
much less than what they were used to. Still,
there are others who have had a reasonable
rent rate, but just cannot pay it anymore
because of a change in their financial
No one has to be like diey
can't handle their money, because much of
what happened was likely through no fault
of their own. The economic troubles Osat
have hit the community are very real.
Gated community living, clubhouse, pool,
gymIfitness facilities, washeddryer in each unit, playground, and
preme area. "IIsese are amenities many apartment-hunters can't
fathom be'mg able to acquire when seeking affordable living
options; and quite often, apartment homes with quality amenities
hke these fall by the wayside as people struggle a today's tough
economic times to make ends meet; being frugal as they strive to
remain self-sufficient. Barely managing on limited income, many
residents of Miami-Dade County are challenged in their efforts to
maintain affordable housing.
Unfortunately, this isn't just happening in Miami-Dade County,
The impact of losing your home, through foreclosure, or loss of
income, is being seen and fell all over the country and in other parts
ofthe world, as well.
County Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolli: of District 2 has his thumb
on the pulse of the community, and has with resounding
of factiveness. He is helping to alleviate economic crunch by
bringing quality, low income apartments to the community, and
conanumg to lead the way for more alTordable rental options in
District 2, and Miami-Dede County as a whole.

"It's so important to care for people who have found themselves in
hard times. When you look at the number of homeless individuals
and families in Miami-Disde County, it's easy to see where your
priorities must be made," says Rolle.
Some key affordable rental communities that Rolle has brought to
District include:

* Alhambra Cove Apartments (240-unit gated community):
1560 NW 119 Street, (305) 688-5084 (1-3 bedroom units)
* Whiscus Pointe Apartments (212-unit development):
1320 NW 79 Street, (305) 835-9627 (1-3 bedroom umts)
* Corinthian Apartments (126-unit development):
7705 NW 22 Avenue, (305) 693-0088, (1-4 bedroom units).
* Valencia Pointe Apartments (148-unit devel ent):
7719 NW 27 Avenue, (305) 835-8404, (1-3 units).
* Pinnacle Plasa Apartments (132-unit development):
3650 NW 36 Street, (1-3 bedroom units), 80 percent complete.
All of the developments were made possible in part as a result of
sustax funding; Valencia Pointe was also funded by the County's
Housing Development Action Grants. The commumties have been
completed with the exception of Pinnacle Plaza, which is scheduled
to open soon to residents looking for comfort living.
No matter what kinds of circumstances people find themselves in,
it's worth contacting the Apartment offices (listed) about rental
Rolle provides a shining example of a caring individual searching
for ways to combat social degradation. "Many low-income famdies
dream of having a place can afford to call home in these
turbulent economic tames, an affordable rental communities like
the ones we have in District 2 make these dreams a reality," said
Commissioner Rolle.

Office of Commissio Dorrin D. Rolle
District A'
111N.W.FirstSIreetSuite220 900N.E.125thSireetSuite100
Miarni, FL 33128 Miami, FL 33161 .
(305) 3754833 + FAX' (305) 375-4843 (305) 694-2770 + FAX: (305) 694-2781

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Job Corps Center students help revitalize Brownsville community

. Rolle brings quality affordable housing to District 2
NEW, AP olahat.E & Users Addressing the community's needs. The Commissioner's goal was
BitouGHT 70 CateeSaxes Disauc:T 2 ambitions. Acting as a catalyst for positive change, bringing
z . . affordable rental options to District 2 showed the impact a person
-- ---7 I can have on making the community a better place in which to live.
) -g_ 1..?? Rolle solight, and accomplished what some have only envisioned.

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Pursuant to Sectiod 2-33 of the Code of the City of Miami, Florida, as amend-
ed, Mayor Manuel Diaz has called a special meeting of the Miami City
Commission on Joine 18, 2009 at 8:30 AM, at Miami City Hall located at
3500 Pan Americap Drive. The purpose of this meeting is to address certain
amendments to the Baseball Stadium Agreements, by and among Miami-
Dade County, the City of Miami and Marlins Stadium Developer, LLC, includ-
ing, but not limited to, an extension of the termination for convenience date.
All interested persons may appear at the meeting with respect to this matter.
Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with
respect to any matter to be considered at this meeting, that person shall en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made including all testimony
and evidence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105).
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5360 (Voice) no later than two (2) busi-
ness days prior to the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than
three (3) business days prior to the proceeding.
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