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Publication Date: July 29, 2009
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Marlins and the NAACP of Miami-Dade and Miami- dollars are spirit in-1this community then people
Dade Chamber of Commerce failed, the organizatiops- who look like aMt have to be at the table," said
have partnered to :help local Black businesses Curry at a tliVn-ball meeting in Opa-locka last
and contractors become a part of- the 37-bt0-seat February. "Ndt only that, afer it is built, they need
retractable roof stadium. toe- . to be apart of theropIeations of the facility."
Victor T. Curry, president of the Miami-Da'e NAACP n early March', i.the. Marlins along with
branch, has toldThe fiami Times that didn't' the NAACP of ihtiaiu-Dade and Chamber of
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Black in America 2: Has change finally come?

CNN documentary highlights the struggles
and successes of the Black community

By Sandra J. Charite

In the wake of the monu-
mental changes in America
including the emergence of
the first Black president, the
Cable News Network (CNN)
premiered "Black in America

2" on July 22.-23.
Hosted by Soledad O'Brien,
the Black America that aired
last year brought light to the
disparities in Black commu-
nities. By contrast, Black in
America 2 showed individu-
als who have answered the
call to change and are mak-

ing a differ-
ence in their
Black in
America 2's
ratings were
low, accord-
ANDRE ing to Niels-
en Media
Research, many Miamians
residents tuned in to the two-

night long
da Screen-
,Townsley, a
local teach-
er at Nor-
land Mid-
dle School,
watched the
ry with her
three children.


"I feel that Black in America
2 represented the struggles
and the showed that Black
people can overcome the
struggle," she said.
In a special segment called a
"Journey for Change" a year-
long youth empowerment pro-
gram led by activist Malaak
Compton-Rock, the wife of
actor Chris Rock, Compton-
Rock works with 30 teenagers
Please turn to CHANGE 4A

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in jeopardy

Center may fall victim to County budget cuts

By Tariq Osborne

H. Leigh Toney, Director of Miami
Dade College's (MDC) Carrie P. Meek
Entrepreneurial Education Center
(EEC), is one of a growing group of
supporters hoping to save the African

Heritage Cultural Arts Center from
being forced to make severe cuts. The
Center, located at 6161 Northwest
22nd Avenue, may no longer receive
county funds.
"In the budget, what they're es-
sentially doing is emphasizing the
rental aspects of it, and making it a

fee-based facility. Meaning that no
county funds will be allocated," said
In an effort to cut $427 million from
the county budget, Mayor Alvarez has
proposed to reduce county grants to
South Florida's' cultural scene by
$10.4 million. The move would cost
the center about $400,000 of its $1.2
million budget. This would force the
elimination of many after school and

summer programs.
In prepared remarks, Alvarez char-
acterized the cuts as the price of
keeping basic services, such as pub-
lic safety, intact. "This should not be
an indication that these organizations
are not worthy of funding. They are,"
said Alvarez of the proposed cuts.
But Teddy. Harrell, founder of the
African-American Performing Arts
Please turn to CENTER 4A

Was Dr. Murray

responsible for

Michael's death?
Michael Jackson's personal
doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray,
gave the singer the power-
ful anesthetic Propofol so he
could sleep shortly after mid-
night June 25 and authorities
believe the drug killed him,
the Associated Press reports,
citing an anonymous law en-
forcement official. Though
toxicology reports are pend-
ing, investigators are working
under the theory that Propo-
fol caused Jackson's heart
to stop said the official, who
Please turn to MICHAEL 6A

If only the Gates arrest had been an aberration
By DeWayne Wickham the lessons to be learned? the White House press room James Crowley, the white offi- mined that Gates was in his off inside your home. But ii

Now that both President
Obama and Harvard profes-
sor Henry Louis Gates Jr. have
proclaimed Gates' run-in with
a cop in Cambridge, Mass., a
teachable moment, what are

Gates, one of the nation's
most distinguished Black aca-
demics, said what happened
to him "should be a profound
teaching moment in the history
of race relations in America." A
day earlier, Obama walked into

and backpedaled on his asser-
tion that police had "acted stu-
pidly" in arresting Gates while
investigating a possible break-
in at his house.
According to the police re-
port, Gates loudly berated Sgt.

cer who responded to the 911
call. "Why, because I'm a Black
man in America?" Crowley says
Gates responded when the offi-
cer said he was investigating a
crime and asked Gates to come
outside. After Crowley deter-

house legally, he again asked
the irate professor to step out-
Here's the teachable moment
that tops my list. It's hard for
a cop to accuse you of disor-
derly conduct for mouthing


he invites you outside where a
crowd has gathered, don't go
because he might be trying to
get you to a place where he can
make that charge stick. This
doesn't make Crowley a racist,
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We must end gun violence ourselves
T e recent shootings of 12 people (two of whom died as
a result) should have been a wake-up call for Miami's
lawmakers. Perhaps they even were.
We can only hope now, today's crop of lawmakers are not
of the same strain as those who allowed the federal assault
weapons ban to expire in March of 2004.
To their credit, our local commissioners would like to help.
Their speeches, town-hall meetings and prayer vigils all make
this very evident. The reason they do not do more is that they
simply cannot.
According to the Joe Carlucci Uniform Firearms Act of 1987
(Florida Statute, 790.33), only state and federal governments
can pass gun control initiatives other than waiting periods.
It falls then, upon our State legislators not only to vote to
overturn this law, but to convince enough of their colleagues
to do so that they stand a chance of getting it done. It will be
an uphill battle. The National Rifle Association spends mil-
lions in Florida each election cycle to make certain that guns
remain easy to get. Congress voted earlier this year to allow
people to bring their weapons into national parks. Pro-gun
legislators have pushed for the right to carry guns in taverns,
colleges and workplaces-that is, your workplaces. Their own
workplace, the capital building, has rather metal detectors.
The fact is; lobbyists and legislators can afford to take their
time in overturning this legislation. Their communities are
not at risk. Ours are. We cannot afford to wait for someone
else to help us.
As is often the case, the Black community is bearing the
brunt of Tallahassee's failed policies.
Tragedies like the recent shooting in Overtown occur so of-
ten in our community because criminals know they can act
with impunity. Any pressure on them, any hope of changing
this will have to come from us. If you know someone with an
illegal gun and have said nothing; you are a part of the prob-
lem. If yoiu know someone with firearms, legal or illegal, try to
persuade them to turn those weapons in.
To be certain, Tallahassee law makes firearms easy to ob-
tain; but our community has the right to be rid of them. We
must accept that the streets of Overtown are simply not a
priority to Tallahassee. But are the streets of Overtown even a
priority to us? The sheer number of guns on the streets, and
the accompanying silence about them begs the question.

Obama's remarks at a town-hall

meeting on health care reform

Some of you may know that 44 years ago today, when I
was almost four years old, after years of effort, Congress
finally passed Medicare, our promise as a nation that none
of our senior citizens would ever again go without basic
health care. It was a singular achievement -- one that has
helped seniors live longer, healthier and more. productive
lives; it's enhanced their financial security; and it's given us
all the peace of mind to know that there will be health care,
available for us when we're in our golden years.
Today, we've got so many dedicated doctors and nurses and
other providers across America providing excellent care, and
we want to make sure our seniors, and all our people, can
access that care.
But we all know that right now, we've got a problem that
threatens Medicare and our entire health care system, and
that is the spiraling cost of health care in America today. As
costs balloon, so does Medicare's budget. And unless we act,
within a decade -- within a decade -- the Medicare trust fund
will be in the red.
Now, I want to be clear: I don't want to do anything that
will stop you from getting the care you need -- and I won't.
But you know and I know that right now we spend a lot of
money in our health care system that doesn't do a thing to
improve people's health. And that has .to stop. We've got to
get a better bang for health care dollar.
And that's why I want to start by taking a new approach that
emphasizes prevention and wellness, so that instead of just
spending billions of dollars on costly treatments when people
get sick, we're spending some of those dollars on the care
they need to stay well: things like mammograms and cancer
screenings and immunizations -- common-sense measures
that will save us billions of dollars in future medical costs.
We're also working to computerize medical records,
because right now, too many folks wind up taking the same
tests over and over and over again because their providers
can't access previous results. Or they have to relay their
entire medical history -- every medication they've taken,
every surgery-they've gotten -- every time they see a new
provider. Electronic medical records will help to put an end
to all that.
We also want to start rewarding doctors for quality, not just
the quantity, of care that they provide. Instead of rewarding
them for how many procedures they perform or how many
tests they order, well bundle payments so providers aren't
paid for every treatment they offer with a chronic -- to a
patient with a chronic condition like diabetes, but instead
are paid for how are they managing that disease overall. And
well create incentives for physicians to team up and treat
a patientbetter together, because we know that produces
better outcomes.
And we certainly won't cut corners to try to cut costs,
because we know that doesn't work. And that's something
that we .hear from doctors all across the country. For
example, we know that when we discharge people from the
hospital a day early without any kind of coordinated follow-
up care, too often they wind up right back in the hospital a
few weeks later. If we had just provided the right care in the
first place, we'd save a whole lot of money and a lot of human
suffering, as well.

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pay is being cut but does not ing, I heard of another police-
It's about time The Miami give you a right to shoot civil- involved shooting in North
Times talked about police-in- ians (innocent or not) in the Miami, what is going on? And
volved shootings because ev- streets. In the past month, you wonder why people (Black
eryone else have been on the there have been almost six people) do not want to coop-
hush-hush about it. I know shootings in different areas erate with the police but the
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Finally, after years of watch-
ing Superman, Batman, Fan-
tastic Four and the Incredible
Hulk on TV, we have a Black su-
per hero. Finally, after years of
being subjected to Spider Man,
Iron Man, Captain America and
the Green Lantern, we finally
have someone who looks like
us. I mean the cat has super
powers and all that. His name
is Hancock and he is portrayed
by an equally powerful brother,
Will Smith. The brother can
fly with the best of them. His
strength is unmatched. In the
movie, he tossed a full grown
whale thousands of feet into the
ocean. And he's fast as lighten-
ing. Problem is, the. brother is
a drunk.
Not only is the first black su-
per hero on a mainstream level
a drunk (we've had Super Fly,
Shaft and others, but they were
never mainstream) he is a de-
generate, he is unkempt, he
eats with his hands, and worst
of all, he has to be mentored

by a white man. In fact, Ray,
man in question, had to teach
Hancock how to be courteous,
tell him what to wear and when
Hancock kept interrupting a
conversation between Ray and
his wife, he was told: "Don't
interrupt while adults are talk-
ing." Oh, did I also mentioned
that Hancock was once married
to Ray's wife, a white woman, in

ously don't look like us or have
our best interests at heart. The
Will of those in power is to al-
ways keep us in our place. And
to make sure everyone knows
who is in charge, they continue
to plaster negative images of
us across their plasma screens
that suggest we are nothing but
pawns in this game. Talk about
HD (High Definition).

Y ou would think that a big time movie star like Will Smith could
V demand that certain things be toitted from a particular script,
but apparently, no matter how big you think Will Smith is, at the
end of the day someone else is signing his checks.

another life?
You would think that a big time
movie star like Will Smith could
demand that certain things be
omitted from a particular script,
but apparently, no matter how
big you think Will Smith is, at
the end of the day someone else
is signing his checks. And those
who are signing his checks obvi-

It's the same no matter where
you are. Take the rap game.
No matter how many Jay Z's,
Beyonce's and Diddy's there are
in the industry, there is always
someone much larger than
them running the show: They
are the producers, executive
directors and the head of the
distribution centers. They dic-

tate what can be """""""
said, what can be heard and
the images that are seen in an
accompanying video. Now do
you understand why there is
no positive, uplifting Rappers or
Rap music on the scene today?
Now do you understand why
Black women are being disre-
spected more now than ever
before? It is because we are not
in control of the images and the
systems that control us. The old
slave master may no longer be
in control of the Plantation, but
his sons, grandsons and great
grandsons still are.
Until we as a people under-
stand the nature of White Su-
premacy and how it works, we
will always be playing second
fiddle to someone else. No mat-
ter how many Obamas we elect
in the White House, if we don't
start operating as a cohesive
unit, and start controlling the
activities that runs our lives,
Hancock is the best we can
hope for.

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Do you agree with Miami Dade Public Housing's decision

to evict the tenant after the recent Overtown shootings?

Student, Liberty City

No. Why
should they .
put them out?
It wasn't their
fault. All those
people did was
host a party.
It's not like the
people who did
the shootings were invited. That
whole situation is just unfair.
You can't blame the mother
or the family for something that
basically no one could control.
We can each only be responsi-
ble for ourselves.

Trade show organizer, Liberty City

No; be-
cause they
didn't really
cause it. They
couldn't really
help it either.
You can't go
around throw-
ink everybody
out every time

something happens; and you
can't just throw people out for
having a party either. No, I defi-
nitely don't agree with that de-
cision. What they need to be do-
ing is getting more of these guns
off the street; or send those jok-
ers to the real war.

Flow Technician, Liberty City

I don't agree
with it. I don't'. -.
think that's[ '
fair. It's not
like they had
anything to do
with what hap-
pened. There
could have
been people
who were invited using drugs
and other things, but there isn't
any proof that the family was. If
the police were doing their jobs
right, this kind of thing wouldn't
and couldn't happen.

Unemployed, Miami

No, I don't agree with it. It just

wasn't their
fault. They
should be
able to have
some friends "
over without
all that going
on. The police
should be pro-
tecting their
neighborhoods. It's not just
the police either though. When
I was growing up, the neigh-
borhood wasn't like that. Kids
had more discipline. But really
those people can't afford to live
anyplace else and now are be-
ing punished for living in Over-
town. Hoiv is that fair?

Retired, Miami

No I don't
agree That
family is go-
ing through
enough hard-
ship with ev-
erything that's
Why add find-
ing a place

to live? It just isn't right. The
mother especially has to feel bad
enough about everything that
went on, now she's got to apart-
ment shop too? It's ridiculous.
From what I hear her neighbors
tried to keep her there and that
didn't work either. I think it's
completely unfair.

Forklift Driver, Miami

not! It wasn't
the peoples'
fault just for
ty. When I
heard they'd
been evict-
ed, I thought
it was crazy.
Whatt gets
me is that having a party in a
more residential or affluent
neighborhood is just fine. No it
isn't fair. That needs to be pro-
tested or something.

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Stadium construction expected to generate jobs

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Commerce signed a "compact"
agreement that 15 percent of
construction jobs would be set
aside for Blacks. Within days,
the deal ran into legal problems
by the County Attorney Robert
Cuevas and the. deal died.
Today, though' Bill Diggs,
president of the Chamber of
Commerce, did not agree with

County's decision, he said on
Friday that "we are moving for-
Diggs wants to encourage
partnerships between Black
businesses" and the Marlins. Al-
though The Times tried reaching
Curry numerous times, he was
unavailable for comment but
Diggs insists that Curry is on
board with the project.
Diggs, who doesn't consider
himself the mouthpiece of the

Black community for Marlins
stadium, believes that there is
"a lot of work that needs to be
done" to make that Black busi-
nesses are included in the proj-
The partnership with the Mar-
lins stadium is needed to help
businesses said Diggs.
"This is the role that the
chamber has taken since we
have started," he said. "In order
for Miami to get better then we

have to do this."
Resources for Black business-
es are a must for Black busi-
nesses said Diggs.
Construction manager and
builder Hunt/Moss are expect-
ed to give almost 80 contracts
that would in turn produce
thousands of jobs for South
Floridians. Ten of the contracts
are expected to be released next
"The commitment by the team

is to allow Black businesses"
to take part in the project said
Marlins president David Sam-
The stadium agreement came
up for a vote in the Miami City
Commission in February when
commissioners were dead-
locked 2-2 while Commissioner
Michelle Spence-Jones was on
maternity leave. The vote re-
surfaced again weeks later at a
commission meeting in which

it was a given a green light and
the County hence also gave it a
green light.
Miami's new $640 million
baseball stadium is scheduled
to be built on the former site of
the Orange Bowl, 1501 North-
west Third Street, in Little Ha-
vana and expected to be com-
pleted by 2012.
Curry was out of town and
could not be reached for addi-
tional comment.

Center's full-time

employees to be cut

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Community Theatre (AA-
PACT), counters that the loss
of these programs would be
"devastating." This particular
facility was the one place that
opened its doors to small non-
profit organizations that could
make a difference if Liberty
City and Model City.
"We are resident artists there,
meaning we showcased three
to four productions yearly," he
said. Harrell opposes the cuts
for reasons reaching far beyond
"The cutbacks would cut
children's' theatrical educa-
tion severely," he said. "When a
company like ourselves, a non-
profit produces professionally
staged plays; well you are now
also taking us away from this
community plays such as 'A
Raisin in the Sun' that Blacks'

may not necessarily have seen.
You're taking their ability to
see them in their neighborhood
rather than going downtown
and paying enormous amounts
of money." '
Harrell believes 'that what-
ever funds are saved by cut-
ting funds to the AHCAC will be
lost in other areas such as in-
creased law enforcement, citing
his own life as an example.
"When I was 12, I attended
the theatre part of that 'center
myself," he said. "I don't know
what would have happened to
me as a youngster if I hadn't
been exposed to that."
The cuts, if passed, would
reduce the AHCAC to four full-
time positions. The number of
employees varies depending
upon the season, with a larger
staff during the summer ac-
cording to Marshall Davis, who
has been the manager for 25

Success.doesn't pre

ARREST rights landmarks in the South
continued from 1A when she got a toothache and
decided to fly home for treat-
but it does suggest Gates got ment. Jones says the agents
under Crowley's skin and the. stopped her in the middle of
cop decided to get even. the airport concourse and rifled
through her bags. When they
A FAMILIAR PATTERN found no drugs they walked
Another thing to learn is that off, leaving Jones' belongings in
Gates is not alone. It's not just disarray and her nerves badly
the clashes cops have with poor frayed.
Blacks that raise the specter of
Linda Jones, a former Detroit Howard Bingham, Muham-
News reporter, was stopped by mad Ali's personal photogra-
two Drug Enforcement Admin- pher since 1962, was stopped by
istration agents in 1989 at the an officer in Manhattan Beach,
airport in Birmingham, Ala. She Calif., shortly after leaving a
was covering a group of Michi- fundraiser for then-President
gan schoolchildren visiting civil Clinton in 1999. The cop said

S .. ..

Marshall Davis has managed the African Cultural Arts Cen-

ter for more than 25 years.
"We have maybe 12 people
during the school year," he
The African Heritage Cultur-'
al Arts Center was founded in
1975. Its aim is'to provide "in-
spiration and encouragement"
to young people in the sur-
rounding community.
The facility has a 300-seat
music hall. It has rehearsal
and practice rooms and a 250-
seat fully outfitted Wendell A.
Narcisse Performing Arts The-

-MiamiTimes Photo/T. Osborne
ater. The facility also houses
the Amadlozi Gallery, a 1,900
square-foot dance studio, and
several multipurpose class-
rooms for ceramics, photog-
raphy, band, painting, and
chorus. The African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center is home
to several resident artists com-
panies featuring students, ages
6-18, and includes the Winds of
Heritage Dance Ensemble and.
the Voices of Heritage Vocal En-

vent discrimination

Bingham's car was swerving.
He wasn't drunk, but the officer
arrested him for driving with an
expired license, an offense for
which California law says no
one older than 16 should be ar-
rested or detained.,
The cop later said he took
Bingham into custody because
he suspected he might be An-
dre Bingham, a man for whom
there was a 22-year-old arrest
warrant. Bingham says he was
arrested even after showing the
officer a copy of a 1998 Sports
Illustrated. Bingham and Ali
were on the cover along with
these words: "Who's That Guy
with Howard Bingham? You
don't know Muhammad Ali un-

til you know his best friend."
And then there's the case of
Donna Brazile, a Black woman
who was Al Gore's campaign
manager in the 2000 presi-
dential race. In March of that
year, she was stopped in a hotel
stairwell by Los Angeles police
while on her way to help brief
the vice president for a debate.
Despite wearing her campaign
badge and Secret Service ID
pin, Brazile was detained for
an hour. She watched as Gore's
motorcade left for the debate
without her.
The lesson to be learned from
all this is that Obama and Gates
have an awful lot of.teaching to

Ratings low, Blacks well represented in documentary

continued from 1A

from Bushwick in Brooklyn,
N.Y. The teens are to become
"global ambassadors" through
service, and various fundrais-
ing projects. CNN documented
the teenagers' trip to South Af-
"Chris Rocks wife's took
those kids to show them how
people live in other countries
and how to give back so now
they have that experience for
the rest of their lives," said
Local attorney Karen Andre,.
a Miami Shores resident, was'
also impacted by that seg-
"Malaak Compton Rock's
initiative is something I've
dreamed of doing," she said.

From a school principal to an
actor's wife; the CNN documen-
tary, when compared to last
year's Black in America had
a greater sense of balance. It
showed the Black community
moving forward from poverty,
high rates of unemployment
and incarceration, as well as a
deprived educational system.
"I think that the documen-
tary gave us cross sections of
Blacks in America ahd exposed
me to perspectives, initiatives
and exemplary individuals I'd
never heard of," said Andre.
With the change that arose
last year with a Black man
winning the presidential elec-

tion, Screen-Townsley believes
that it is time that the media
began to show positive images
of Blacks in America.
"As a culture, we have so
much positive things going'on
but still in the media all you
seem to get is the negative,"
she said. "It's time we show the
world what we are doing and
how far we have come."

After watching one of the seg-
ments with her children of a
man who was incarcerated and
then released to embark on a
college education-only to re-
turn to prison due to poor de-
cisions, Screen-Townsley was
amazed at her children's reac-
"My kids were like, 'Mommy,
he is so stupid. He had it made
and doing'so good. Why did he
break inthose people house to
Screen-Townsley said that
she and her husband, James,
had to explain to the children
the end result of going astray.
Deon McCrae, who spent 12
years in prison for armed rob-
bery, related to the story, as it
reflected his own.
McCrae, 37, said, "Although

the young man ended up on the
wrong side of the track, there
is still opportunity for change
but you have to want it." To-
day, McCrae, who lives in Lib-
erty City, is a student at Miami
Dade College pursuing a degree
in Business.
* "There is a hope for us all.
Yes, Barack Obama opened a
door but we have to open our
own doors to see the full effect,"
he said.
Though the documentary
showed changes in the Black
community, Andre realizes that
there is more work to be done
even with a Black man in of-
"In six months, change is
relative in our country. White
and Black America are shifting,
adjusting, growing in big and
small ways to deal with the new
reality'-[Black president]," she
said. "There are surface chang-
es and deep long lasting change
that will be revealed over time.
The ceiling has been broken.
It's up to us to push through."
On the impact of the messag-
es displayed on Black in Amer-
ica 2, Screen-Townsley said, "I
wish they could have shut down
all the local channels, which is
what is usually done for the
President's address. Many peo-

ple don't want to see and don't
care about what Blacks are do-
ing. But they need to see and
know so they can give us our
respect and stop looking down
on us."
The third part of Black in
America was filmed at the Es-
sence Music Festival in New
Orleans earlier this month and
will premiere on CNN in Au-

Obesity boosts health care tab

By Nanci Hellmich

searches for ways to control
health care costs, a new report
provides a sizable target: obe-
Americans who are 30 or more
pounds over a healthy weight
cost the country an estimated
$147 billion in weight-related
medical bills in 2008, double the
amount a decade ago, according
to a study by government scien-
tists and the non-profit research
group RTI International.
Obesity now accounts for 9.1%
of all medical spending, up from
6.5% in 1998. Overall, an obese
patient has $4,871 in medi-
cal bills a year compared with
$3,442 for a patient at a healthy
"Obesity is the single biggest
reason for the increase in health
.care costs," says Eric Finkel-
stein, a health economist'with
RTI and lead researcher on the
new study. "If you really want to
rein in health care dollars, you
have to get people dieting, ex-
ercising and living a healthier
lifestyle. Otherwise somebody is
going to be paying for treating
these weight-related illnesses."
The study was presented Mon-
day at Weight of the Nation, a
meeting sponsored by the Cen-
ters for Disease Control and Pre-
vention (CDC) to discuss ways to
reduce obesity aid inactivity.
House and ,Senate bills to
overhaul the nation's health
system both include money for
community programs to prevent
Obesity increases the risk of
heart disease, diabetes, several
types of cancer and other dis-
About 34% of adults more

than 72 million in the USA
were obese in 2006, up from
23% in 1994, according to gov-
ernment data. Two-thirds of
people in this country are over-,
weight or obese.
"The average American is 23
pounds overweight," CDC Direc-
tor Thomas Frieden said, "arid
collectively, we are 4.6 billion
pounds overweight."
SFormer president Bill Clinton
told meeting participants that
changes must be made in "what
goes on at home, in the neigh-
borhood, in the schools and in
the community" to confront the
obesity problem. "We are trying
to turn the Titanic around be-
fore it hits the iceberg."
For the study, Finkelsteir and
other obesity experts analyzed
medical expenditure data, in-
cluding direct medical costs re-
lated to extra weight, such as
prescription medications, visits
to doctors' offices and other out-
patient and inpatient (hospital)
services but not indirect costs
such as time off work.

Taxpayers picked up about
half the $147 billion tab in 2008
through Medicare and Medic-
Obese patients on Medicare
spent about $600 a year more in
prescription medications than
patients;at a healthy weight.
"Obesity is not a problem that
is going to respond to a silver
bullet or single solution," says
William- Dietz, director of the
CDC's Division of Nutrition,
Physical Activity and Obesity.
"Comprehensive policy and en-
vironmental changes are need-
The study is published online
in Health Affairs.

Clinton praises 'positive' China

Secretary of State Hillary Rod-
ham Clinton stood fast Sunday-
behind the administration's read-
iness to engage with foes such as
Iran and North Korea and heaped
praise on China in advance of
two days of critical talks aimed at
easing the global economic down-
Insisting Washington remained
open to dialogue with Tehran,
Mrs. Clinton declined to reveal
any specifics of a possible defense
umbrella she recently mentioned
as a means of protecting Mideast
allies against Iran's nuclear pro-
Mrs. Clinton also implicitly
urged Israel to set aside any
plans it might have for a pre-
emptive strike on Iranian nuclear

sites and to give U.S. policy time
to work.
On North Korean belligerence,
Mrs. Clinton said the regime there
was isolated as never before and
that China had been enormously
helpful in pressuring Pyongyang
to abandon its nuclear program.
The secretary of state, recently
returned from a tour of Asia, cred-
ited China with being "extremely
positive and productive." Her pos-
itive words will not be lost on the
Chinese as they sit down Monday
and Tuesday with Mrs. Clinton
and. Treasury Secretary Timothy
F. Geithner fot talks on easing
strains on the global economy de-
spite tensions over currencies, the
U..S. budget deficit and the huge
U.S. trade gap with China.

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'Clunkers' draws customers to car dealers
By Josh Mitchell & Neal E. Boudette ., . t '-

Auto dealers said they saw a
surge in showroom traffic and
an uptick in sales Friday, the
first day of the federal govern-
ment's "cash for clunkers" pro-
gram, which offers incentives
for trading in old cars for more
fuel-efficient ones.
The program officially
called CARS, for Car Allowance
Rebate System provides up
to $4,500 for a traded-in ve-
hicle. It is aimed at lifting sales
for the beleaguered auto indus-
try and taking gas-guzzlers off
the road.
The launch ran into at least
one hitch as some dealers found
they were unable to register for
the rebates on the Web site set
up by the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration.
"If we can't register, we'll have
to stop doing deals," said Frank
Ursomarso Sr., president of
Union Park Automotive Group
Inc., which owns several dealer-
ships in the Wilmington, Del.,
Mr. Ursomarso said he agreed
to four clunker deals on Friday
despite not yet being registered
for the program.
An NHTSA spokesman said
registrations have been slowed
but are continuing. "The system
hasn't crashed. We're simply
dealing with a computer system
that's at capacity," he said.
The Web site -- cars.gov -- be-
gan accepting dealer registra-
tions at 7 a.m. Friday morn-
ing. "Once we get some people
signed up and the rush slows,
we'll be fine," the spokesman
Meanwhile,: many dealers re-
ported heavier-than-expected
showroom traffic and said they

Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) provides up to $4,500 for a traded-in vehicle and is
aimed at lifting sales for the beleaguered auto industry and taking gas-guzzlers off the road.

are completing sales.
"Customers are coming and
we are already doing a good
number of clunker deals," said
Marc Cannon, a spokesman for
AutoNation Inc., the country's
largest chain of car dealerships.
The rebate, he said, "is bringing
in traffic, no doubt about it."
In Houston, Alan Helfman,
owner of River Oaks Chrysler
Jeep, said he, too, is seeing
heavy traffic and increased
sales. Chrysler Group LLC
has offered to double clunker
rebates for which customers

"This thing is great, man,"
Mr. Helfman said. "People are
coming in like you wouldn't be-
The clunkers bill was signed
into law last month, but the
government didn't make vouch-
ers available until Friday, after
NHTSA issued final regulations.
Among the. regulations were
rules on how the traded-in vehi-
cles must be dismantled, so the
don't end up back on the mar-
ket. The program is funded with
$1 billion and lasts through
Nov. 1.
NHTSA spokeswoman El-

len Martin said the agency will
spend the weekend certifying
dealers to participate. Some
aren't expected to begin issu-
ing vouchers to customers until
next week, she said.
To qualify, purchasers must
turn in a car or light truck that
gets no more than 18 miles per
gallon, and buy or lease a ve-
hicle that gets at least 22 mpg.
The mileage standards refer to a
model's combined city-highway
mpg as rated by the Environ-,
mental Protection Agency. The
vehicle also must be less than
25 years old.

U.S. pulls $644M Iraq jobs program

Fraud, 'millions' to
By Ken Dilanian
U.S. aid agency has suspended
a $644 million Iraq jobs pro-
gram after two outside reviews
raised concerns about mis-
spending, including an inspec-
tor general's audit that found
evidence of phantom jobs and
money. siphoned to insur-
The stalled Community Sta-
bilization Program, launched
in 2006, was designed to curb
the insurgency by paying Iraq-
is cash to do public works proj-
ects such as trash removal and
ditch digging. International Re-
lief and Development, (IlR), a
Virginia-based non-profit, ran
the program.
It is rare for the U.S. Agency
for International Development
to suspend an ongoing aid pro-
gram, particularly one run by a
major contractor.
More than 80% of IRD's $500
million annual budget comes
from USAID, company tax fil-
ings show.

insurgents alleged
The program "is generally
thought of as one of the most
effective counterinsurgency ef-
forts in Iraq,'' Deputy Secretary
of State- Jacob Lew told- USA
In a little-noticed March
2008 audit, however, USAID's
inspector general reported evi-
dence that the program was
being defrauded through over-
billing and payments to non-
existent Iraqi employees.

The audit included a letter
from.an unnamed U.S. official
working with a Provincial Re-
construction Team in Baghdad
asserting that "millions of dol-
lars from these projects were
fraudulently going to insurgents,
as well as to corrupt community
leaders and (program) represen-
tatives." That fraud, the official
,wrote, could potentially put U.S.
troops at risk.
Much of the evidence of
fraud, the audit said, came
from "a number of classified
and 'unclassified intelligence

The audit did not cite corrup-
tion allegations against IRD's
American employees. Howev-,
Ser, it found that IRD's records
were replete with "irregularities
that call into question not only"
the reported jobs "but also the
validity of payments made to
project contractors."
Asked why IRD claimed
credit for creating jobs when
timesheets were incomplete or
missing, one IRD official said
the military was "pushing for
job creation," the audit says.
In February, USAID hired
another company, Interna-
tional Business and Techni-
cal Consultants, to review the
program. On June 30, that
company reported "inconsis-

tencies" in the northern city of
'Mosul, USAID said in a state-
ment to USA TODAY.
"USAID suspended pay-
ments" to the program on July
4, the agency said. Lew said he
would await the results of the
investigation before deciding
what actions to take.
"IRD takes any allegation
of fraud extremely seriously,"
said Arthur Keys, the company
president and CEO. Lew, Keys
and USAID declined to say how
much money went astray in
Mosul. ,
Robert Stross, an accountant
and international aid consul-
tant, said it is "extremely rare"
for USAID to suspend a major
program before completion.'

Doctor claims innocence

continued from 1A

requested anonymity because
the investigation is still ongo-
Murray's lawyer, Edward
Cherrioff, has said the doctor

"didn't prescribe or adminis-
ter anything that should have
killed Jackson." When asked
Monday about the law enforce-
ment officials statements, he
said,."We will not be' comment-
ing on rumors innuendo or un-
named sources.

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Haitian-American inducted into Army Hall of Honor

By Macollvie Jean Francois

Like most Haitian children
growing ,up in Haiti, Maryse
Jean-Pierre King's dream was
to become a physician.
But years later, King has
given up the goal of making
rounds in a hospital hallways.
Instead she has taken up arms
in the United States armed ser-
vices and last month, King was
inducted into the Army ROTC's
Hall of Honor.
"When .you're a little Hai-
tian girl growing up, you don't
think I'm going to be a Lieu-
tenant Colonel in the United
States Army," she said, with a
Lt. Col. Maryse Jean-Pierre
King stood among two dozen
officers inducted into the Army
ROTC Hall of Honor at Lock Ha-
ven University, her alma mater
in Pennsylvania. During the
college military officer recruit-
ment program recognized King
for her service to the Army in
the past three decades.
Three weeks later, from her
office in Fort Knox, Ky., King
still sounded in awe during a
telephone interview.
"It felt, 'wow," she said..
"Thirty years earlier, if you had
asked anyone if I'd be the cadet
to come back, it wouldn't have
been me.
"But every step of the way, it
became a challenge, and it was
like 'Oh yeah, I can do that,'"
King, 51, said of the military's
tasks. "You just break down
the pieces.-It [ROTC] definitely
made me Army strong.
The physically and mentally
grueling, daunting training for
Reserve Officer Training Corps

students was only the first ot
many obstacles she's success-
fully combated during a military
career that's taken her across
the globe, built her confidence
and given her the adventure
she craved. Being one of the
first female officers in leader-,
ship positions was another, as
was taking on "the most dan-
gerous jobs", one mentor said.
The order and discipline in-
stilled in King as a child in.
Haiti also drew her to the mili-
tary branch all those years ago
at Lock Haven. They have also.
kept her serving-- through the
intense travels, a marriage,
then divorce, raising two chil-
dren and one retirement, so
King is now in charge of
training thousands of young
recruits selected for a month-
long Leaders Training Course
at Fort Knox. As the camp's
main planner, she sets the ex-
ercises to be completed, man-
ages resources, directs staffing
for the program and supervises

King is now in charge of

training thousands of young

recruits selected for a

month-long Leaders

Training Course at Fort Knox.

As the camp's main planner,

she sets the exercises to

be completed, manages

resources, directs staffing

for the program and super-

vises its progress.
its progress.
"It's intense, it's mentally and
physically challenging," King
said of the summer course.
"But most kids, if you expect a
lot from them, they'll do well." .
King, a mother of two teens,
,was always expected to suc-
ceed from early on. Born in
Cap-Haitien to Jacques Jean-
Pierre and Marianna Magloire,
she attended Catholic school
where nuns made discipline a
priority and expected students
to perform.
When the family moved to
Brooklyn in 1970, King, then
12, lived with her father and
stepmother Philomene Jean-
Pierre and continued to do
well, despite behavior to the
contrary she saw by some chil-
dren at local public schools.
"They were disruptive, disre-
spectful to teachers and teach-
ers would waste half the time
getting the class in order," she
recalls. "It was stuff the nuns
in Haiti would never put up

The disruptions motivated
King to study harder. She stud-
ied, learned English and was
moved to advanced placement
courses where the children
were more focused. She gradu-
ated from Clara Barton High
School in the mid-1970s, then
headed to Lock Haven to enroll
in a pre-med biology program.
But, she knew she wanted
adventure, to see different
parts of the world besides Haiti
and Brooklyn.
King caught the eye of many
superiors with her determi-
nation for taking on difficult,
dangerous jobs like being the
platoon leader in a special
weapons unit.
Her mentor, Col. Casey War-
dynski, said King is a go-getter
who always takes charge and
does not make any mistakes.
;' "She always went after the
toughest jobs," Wardynski has
said about King. "She gets
people to go in the direction
the Army needs them to go,"
'he said. "She sees out tough
problems and fixes them."
King said her mentors and
supporters helped guide her
way into the military, and she
hasn't looked back since. Af-
ter retiring several years ago
to be a stay-at-home mother,
she has returned to continue
"We do good work, and peo-
ple don't realize that," King
said, referring to the non-com-
bat, humanitarianprojects the
military performs abroad and
at home. "It's a very interest-
ing field if you're interested in
helping your fellow man. We do
good work.
Now that she has become

"mainstream," as she put it,
King said she hopes to give
back to her Haitian heritage.
"Regardless of what hap-

pens in my life next, I would
love to be able to go back and
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Karen Moore, a part of the defense team, convinces the jury
consisting of local teenagers why her client is innocent in a
mock trial held at the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse
Museum on Friday.

A jury of local teenagers listens to a case during a mock trial held at the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum
on Friday. -Miami Times photos/Sandra J. Charite

Black Police Precinct holds mock trail in Overtown

Students learn about the right side of the law

By Sandra J. Charite

Clarence Dickson, the first
Black chief of the Miami Po-
lice Department, spent over
40 years in law enforcement.
From issuing citations to ar-

resting criminals, Dickson
has seen it all.
Today, Dickson is teaching
young people how to be on
the right side of the law.
Five days a week--couple
hours a day--over 60 teen-
agers volunteer their time

during the summer learn-
ing about conflict resolution
while participating, in the
Youth Nonviolence Education
Blindsided by the recent
shootings plaguing the Mi-
ami's Black community, Dick-

son believes that it is crucial
to teach young people about
the consequences of their ac-
tions that ultimately affect
their loved ones and peers.
"The program was designed
and put together based on the
need for our children in the
community and the violence,"
he said.
Instructors are chosen to
come in to discuss with the
students about conflict reso-
lutions said Otis Davis, presi-
dent of City of Miami Retired
Police Officers Community
Benevolent Association (COM-
Dickson, who is a part of
the Black Police Officers or-

ganization, teamed up with
the Miami-Dade County Teen
Court and the City of Miami
Retired Police Officers Com-
nrunity Benevolent Associa-
tion (COM-R-POCBA), to hold
a mock trial at the Black Po-
lice Precinct and Courthouse
Museum in Overtown on Fri-
"The policy and concept of
teen court is making sure the
kids see how the court sys-
tem functions, without being
on the wrong side of the law,"
said Anthony D. Williams, di-
rector of Miami-Dade County
Teen Court.
Miami-Dade Assistant State
Attorney Kionne McGhee, At-

torney Karen Boyce, Dr. Gwen-
dolyn Boyd, former North Mi-
ami Police Chief and Haitian
spoken word artist Mecca
A.K.A. Grimo were among the
featured guest who partici-
pated in the mock trial.
"We must stop this trend of
classroom to jumpsuit," said
Mecca, referring to young
people who make the wrong
decisions and end up incar-
The Black Police Precinct
and Courthouse opened its
doors in January making a
mark in Overtown as it re-
members Black police officers
who have left:a legacy in our

Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney Kionne McGhee, as the acting prosecutor, pleads his
case to the jury, consisting of teenagers, during a mock trial held at the Black Police Precinct
and Courthouse Museum on Friday.

Teachers could earn more under plan

By Greg Toppo

States that want a piece of the
Obama administration's $4.35
billion Race to the Top Fund for
schools must hew to interna-
tionally benchmarked academic
standards and let schools pay
teachers and principals more
if they work in hard-to-staff
schools or if student scores
improve on basic skills tests.
In detailed draft guidelines be-
ing released today in Washing-
ton, President Obama and Edu-
cation Secretary Arne Duncan
lay out their most forceful pro-
posals on public schools. States
won't be eligible for the money
unless they get rid of legal bar-
riers that prohibit tying teacher
pay to test scores a bid aimed
directly at California. Duncan
says the state has erected a le-
gal "firewall" that keeps schools
from paying educators more for
improved performance.
Race to the Top money amounts
to a small part of the.$100 bil-

lion in stimulus funds for public
schools and universities, but it is
the only part that allows Duncan
to fund projects he says will im-
prove schools.
To qualify, states must com-
mit to 19 detailed criteria in four
Academic standards.
Long-term data systems that
track kids over several years.
Turning around struggling
schools and increasing the sup-
ply of charter schools.
Alternative pathways for
aspiring educators and perfor-
mance-based pay.
"You can't pick or choose here,"
Duncan said.
Performance pay is conten-
tious for many union ,officials,
who say test scores don't always
yield fair teacher evaluations.
Randi Weingarten, president
of the American Federation of
Teachers, said the union reserves
judgment on the proposal until
the final regulations emerge.
"A lot will depend on the details

that come out after the comment
period," she said.
Mike Petrilli of the Fordham In-
stitute, a Washington think tank,
says the plan is "every dream of
every education reformer ... put
into one package. They've gone
for the whole enchilada."
But he worries that being so
prescriptive could eliminate
states "that do a lot of great
things but don't fit into this
He called the proposal "the
'carrot' version of No Child Left
Behind," the 2002 law some ed-
ucators have criticized as inflex-
Petrilli said, "We've already
seen the 'stick' version ... but
the philosophy is still the same:
'Washington knows best, and if
you want our money, you've got-
ta do what we say.'"
Duncan disagreed, saying the
new, voluntary funding is "the
opposite of that" a chance for
Washington to "scale up what's
working at a local level."

Short wins by a landslide
Maybe Michelle Obama should consider
a cropped cut? A poll on USAToday.com
showed 80% of 3,300 readers who voted
liked her hair short, as worn at a country
music workshop at the White House
last week. Too bad it was a faux cut.
The first lady's press secretary, Ka-
tie McCormick-Lelyveld said. "She
just pinned it up for the night"

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schism, ahead for

By Cathy Lynn Grossman
The head of the Anglican
Communion said Monday
that restructuring the world's
third-largest Chris-
tian denomination
appears inevitable
in the face of irrec-
Soncilable differenc-
es on sexuality and
the Bible.
Archbishop of
Canterbury Rowan
Williams forecast a
"two-track" model r
that could leave the
U.S. branch of the Rowan
Communion, the The Archbishop
Episcopal Church,
out of decisive roles
and without standing as a rep-
resentative voice in the 77-mil-
lion-member global Anglican

His statement comes two
weeks after clergy and lay lead-
ers at the Episcopal governing
meeting voted by 2-1 margins
to welcome the election of gay
and lesbian bishops
and to give "gener-
ous discretion" to
blessing same-sex
Leaders of the
USA's Anglican tra-
ditionalists and
Episcopal gay activ-
ists had similar re-
actions to Williams'
villiams Both Archbishop
of Canterbury Robert Duncan, of
the new Anglican
Church in North
America, and the Rev. Susan
Russell, head of the gay Epis-
Scopal group Integrity, say they
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85 Haitians missing after boat capsizes

The Miami Times Staff Report

Rescuers continued searching
Tuesday off the Turks and Ca-
icos Islands, approximately 100
miles north of Haiti, for 85 Hai-
tians whose boat carrying close
to 200 Haitians capsized off the
Turks and Caicos Islands on
One-hundred and thirteen
survivors were rescued on Mon-
day after being stranded on two
reefs and recovered two bodies,
said Lt. Cmdr. Matt Moorlag, a
Coast Guard spokesman in Mi-
ami who said an earlier state-
ment that four bodies had been
"Our main goal right now is
just to get everybody out of the
waterand get medical attention
for those who need it," said Petty
Officer Third Class Sabrina El-
gammal, a Coast Guard spokes-
Turks and Caicos officials
used small boats to rescue them,
while four severely injured mi-
grants were hoisted by a U.S.
Coast Guard helicopter and air-
lifted to land for medical care.
The shipwreck capsized on
Monday. Turks and Caicos au-
thorities using small boats had
rescued about 40 people strand-
ed on a reef two miles southeast
of West Caicos island.

Migrants from Haiti often undertake perilous journeys aboard overcrowded boats headed
for the Caribbean or the U.S.

Similarly, in 2007, Haitians
overcrowded a boat that was,
carrying close to 200 migrants
but then capsized off the Turks

Local inner-city

and Caicos Islands. Many of the most 30 Haitian migrants cap-
migrants were eaten by sharks. sized in Pompano Beach waters.
Seventy-eight people survived. Nine people were killed includ-
Last May, a boat carrying al- ing a pregnant woman.


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Track and Field competition in Iowa
Fourteen'inner-city kids rep- This will be the Miami Police please visit.www.palmiami.com for youth, ages 7-17 years, to
resenting the Miami Police Ath- Athletic LeagueDs first Track to make an electronic dona- .prevent excessive exposure to
letic League/ Tacolcy team, and Field Junior Olympic tion, or you may send a money neighborhood negative influ-
will travel next month to Des Championships, as well as the order or check, payable to the ences. PAL encourages inner-
Mdines, Iowa to compete in the first out-of-town trip for many Miami Police Athletic League, city youth from elementary
Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) of these inner-city kids ever. Inc.0 to: Miami Police Athletic through high school, to utilize
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Miller elected

to church post

The Province IV Synod, meeting at Kanuga Conference Center
in Hendersonville, NC., June 3-5, elected Canon Richard Miller
as Synod president, to take office at the end of the 76th Gen-
eral Convention next month.
He will be the first layperson and the first person of color to
be elected to the position.
Miller, a member of Holy Family, Miami Gardens, is secretary
;of Diocesan Convention; an honorary Canon of Trinity Cathe-
Sdral and member of the Cathedral Chapter; national treasurer
.of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE); and the senior
'deputy from Southeast Florida to General Convention. The
:76th General Convention next month will be Miller's eighth as
a deputy from our diocese.
The Province of Sewanee, otherwise known as The Fourth
Province of.The Episcopal Church, is made up of twenty dio-
ceses from the nine southeastern states of the United States.
The Synod president, elected for a three-year term, plans the '
agenda for and presides at Sypod and Executive Committee
meetings; works with the Vice ifden and Executive Com-
mittee on program planning foM od; represents the province
in the Provincial Leadership C lence; and communicates for
the province with the diocesan Mobps, the Executive Commit-
tee, delegates to Synod, deputies to General Convention, other
provinces and the. Church Center staff and networks.

City of Miami to

celebrate sixth annual

Back to School event

- The AMami Tines StaffReport

It's that time again.
The City of Miami Little Haiti/Edison/Little River
NET will hold its sixth annual Back to School event at
the Little Haiti Soccer Park, located at 6301 Northeast
Second Avenue. from 10 a.m. 2 p.m., on Friday, Au-
gust 7.
In addition to food and entertainment, backpacks
and school supplies will be given away to the first 800
children who attend the event. Childi-en must be ac-
companied by an adult.
The Back to School event is sponsored by Green
Family Foundation. City of Miami NET, Office of
Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, City of Miami
Fire-Rescue Department, Bio Collection Worldwide,
Charles Coin Laundry, Hook & Tackle, Humana
S.Corp., MLK Restaurant and Weberman Traditional
. Fobdservicel '
SFor more information, contact Little Haiti/Edison/
Little River NET office at 305-960-4660.

Heated words spark protest in Texas

By Jeff Carlton

PARIS, Texas On one side
of a downtown street in this
eastern Texas town stood about
200 protesters, chanting "Black
Power" and led by a group of New
Black Panthers clad in paramili-
tary outfits and Black berets. On
Sthe other side of the street stood
a couple dozen counter-protest-
ers, a few yelling "White power!"
while some skinheads waved
Nazi flags.
In the end, state police in
riot gear separated the groups,
breaking up a standoff that end-
ed with two arrests and no inju-
The conflict began with a
protest last week by about 100
mostly Black activists upset over
the state's handling of the case
of a Black man who was run over
and dragged by a vehicle.
The crowd eventually ballooned

tq more than 200 people in the
third courthouse protest in Paris
o ver the death of 24-year-old
Brandon McClelland, whose body
was found Sept. 16 on a country
road outside town. A prosecutor
cited a lack of evidence in drop-
ping murder charges last month
against two white men arrested
in his death.
The most dramatic moments
last week came when the dem-
onstrators avoided a designated
'protest zone and continued to
the town square. After several
tense minutes of the groups
" shouting and inching closer to-
gether, about 35 state troopers
wearing helmets and carrying
shields marched into the crowd.
No blows were exchanged.
The protests were led by mem-
bers of the Houston chapters
of the Nation of. Islam and the
New Black'Panther Party. The
Southern Poverty Law Center

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considers both organizations to
be Black separatist groups and
: hate groups.
"We're not here for confronta-
Stion. We are peaceful people, but
if necessary we are prepared,"
said Jimmy Blackwell, a Black
protest leader from the Tarrant
County Local, Organizing Com-
Rock Banks, who identified
himself as the grand titan of the
East Texas Ku Klux Klan, said
,tle Klan decided not to hold a
rally because it would lead to
more protests.

"If we showed up in force, with
all of our robes on, they'd be
back here in a month," he said.
Few of Paris' 26,000 residents
watched the rally, which drew
several dozen spectators.
McClelland's mother, Jac-
quline, attended, as did the sis-
ter of one of the men originally
accused of killing McClelland.
Tracy White, whose brother is
ex-defendant Charles Crostley,
said the latest protest was "-bull"
but expressed disappointment at
the presence of white suprema-

10th pastoral anniversary at Soul Saving

The men of Soul Saving Mis-
sioriary Baptist Church invites
you to celebrate our Pastor Rev-
erend Jodie Alexander's 10th
Pastoral Anniversary at
7:30 p.m., Friday July 31,
2170 N.W. 76 Street.

', Our theme is 'Men without
excuses,' our special guests will
be Minister Leo Green of Jordan
Grove along with Deacon Ricky
Collins and Jordan Grove Male
Chorus where Rev. Douglas
Cook is their Pastor.




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Making sacrifices for God

If you have read the last
two weeks' columns (and I
hope that you have!), then you
know that I have been writing
on a series entitled "Ten Prin-
ciples of Christian Prosperity."
These lessons were taught at
our church, New Life World
Outreach Center, by a guest,
Pastor Stephen Okwkwo of Ni-
geria. This week, we will con-
tinue these great lessons with
principle number six Saving.

Now, I must
begin by ad-
mitting that I
fall very short
in this area.
Saving is ex-
tremely im-
portant. Pas-
tor Stephen
asked the congregation if they
would be willing to tithe twenty
percent if God requested us to
do so. The entire congregation
answered that yes, we would

be willing to do that. He then
asked us to consider saving
that additional ten percent.
"Why not tithe your ten per-
cent, and save the other ten
percent? If you are willing to
put aside twenty percent for
the Lord, then you should be
willing to save the additional
ten percent."
I believe that many of us had.
not considered that option. I
know during this time of eco-
nomic uncertainty for so many,
millions of Americans have been
surviving because of their sav-
ings. Some have gone through
those savings, but millions
more did not even have sav-
ings to draw from to help them
through their financial difficul-
ty. Again, Pastor Stephen drew
our attention to the work ethic
of the ant (Proverbs 6: 6-11).

He works hard, and always has
food put aside for the scarce
times. There are many animals
that our God has created that
know instinctively to put aside
food for the cold winter months.
Should we the "intelligent be-
ings" do no less? The Proverbs
31 woman saved and put aside
for the winter months as well
(verse 21).
The seventh principle was a
stern warning to "not lead an
extravagant lifestyle." Pastor
Stephen wisely said that ex-
travagance destroys savings.
Remember the Parable of the
Prodigal Son as related in Luke
15: 11-32? The younger son
left home a wealthy man. His
father had given him his share
of the inheritance, and he went
away to a far country where he
promptly spent everything. The

Bible tells us that he spent this
money on women and drink.
Soon, he had nothing left. He
had to hire himself out to a pig
farmer. Now for a Jewish boy,
a job taking care of pigs was
about as low as you could go!
Surely you must know some-
one who has a home filled with
the latest of electronic gadgets,
but no money in the bank. Do
you know someone who has
a new luxury, gas guzzling
vehicle but lives paycheck to
paycheck? How about a cousin
or neighbor who spends hun-
dreds each week clubbing and
or gambling, but has to borrow
money from you to buy diapers
for the baby?
Now I realize that not every-
one who is having trouble mak-
ing ends meet is living foolishly
or extravagantly. I,know this is

not the case in each situation.
However, it is the case in too
many situations. Again, as I
have stated previously, being a
Christian does not mean that
you must live your life broke
and without financial means. It
does not mean that you should
not own a lovely home, nice
vehicle or go on vacations. It
means that we should be good
stewards of our blessings from
the Lord, and live wisely, and
within our means. Read Paul's
instructions to Timothy in I
Timothy 6: 6-11. As Believers,
we should be able to help oth-
ers, and how can we if we have
nothing left week after week?
Again, we were given suc-
culent and nourishing food for
thought courtesy of Pastor Ste-
phen. Next week, we will con-
tinue our study.

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Miami-Dade County an-
nouncing the Clean Diesel Pro-
gram for local growers at the
EverBloom Growers Packing
House at 10 a.m., Wednesday,
July 29. www.miamidade.gov,
"going green".
The Community Image Ad-
visory Board, its partners,
and Fairchild Tropical Botanic
Garden are hosting their third
annual Tree Summit at the
Garden Auditorium at Fairch-
ild from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.,
July 30. http://www.miami-
City of Miami Gardens will
host a Town Hall Meeting at
Florida Memorial University at
6:45 p.m., Thursday, July 30:

ni Summer Picnic will take
place at the Oleta River State
Park, from 11 a.m. ,- 3 p.m.,
Saturday, Aug, 1. 305-442-

Miami Central Senior High
is planning a triple class re-
union of 91, 92 and 93 from
July 31,-Aug 2. Edwin, 305-

For the Love of You will
present as Back To School
Showcase and Hair & Fash-
ion Show at the Joseph Caleb
Center, 5-7:30 p.m., Sunday,
August 2. 305-636-2200 or go
to: www.fortheloveofyou.org

Miami Jackson Senior
High Class of 1969 will bec"el-
ebrating its 40th year reunion
from July 31 Aug. 2. Sharon

The Miami-Dade Cham- Demeritte Forbes, 305-620-
ber of Commerce will host a' 4827. Visit: www.reuhionweb.
Monthly Networking com or email: fcreunions@aol.
event at the Mayfair .Ho- com
tel and Spa, from 6-8 p.m.,
Thursday, July 30. 305-751- ********
8648. The Booker T. Washington
****** Class of 1965 will conduct a
*. g.t .t eeh, a Spruish Op- mee~ri. ii~: -ir'C ul-
er -wil premiere atvthe Mi- turalArts Cente-fro m -5:30
ami Lyric Opera in the Colony p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1.
Theatre at 8 p.m., July 30 and 305-213-0188 or 305-205-
August 1. 305-297-3619 or go 7115.
to: www.miamilyricopera.org.
******** he Booker T. Washington
Big Mo Promotions will Class of 1964 will be meeting
have first annual. Celebrity at the African Cultural Arts
* Back-to-School Basketball Center, at 6:30 p.m., on Satur-
Tournament and Community day, Aug. i. 305-632.6506.
Health Fair at Belafonte Tal- *******
colcy Center at 10 a.m., Sat- Top Ladies, of Distinction
urday, Aug. 1. Maurice, 786- will hold its monthly meeting
277-2961. at Florida Memorial Univer-

The City of Miramar Com-
munity Services Department
invites you and your family to
their Summer Movie Night at
the Miramar Regional Park, at
7:30 p.m., Saturday, August
1. 954-602-3319.
Hampton University Alum-

A Mission With A Begin-
ning Youth Department in-
vites the community to their
annual Youth Convention at
7:30 p.m., nightly on July 30-
31 and at 11:15 a.m., Sunday,
August 2.

Saved, Blessed, Never
Alone (SBNA) Ministries will
have a revival at 7:30 p.m.
nightly, Friday, July 31 and
Saturday, Aug. 1. 305-798-
,*** ****
The Women of Virtue Sis-
terhood of Mt. Zion A.M.E
Church invites you to their
free .Gospel Explosion con-
cert which will be held at 6
p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1. Val-
erie Mims, 786-303-6451 or
Annisha Rollins, 954-549-

The True Word of Life
Holiness Church invites
the community to their first
service at their new location
at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug.
2. Bishop Jerome Johnson,

sity Lehman Aviation Building
on the second Saturday. 305-
Miami Northwestern Se-
nior High Class of 1989 will
have a Alumni Basketball
Game at the Don Shula's Ath-
letic Club at 4 p.m., Saturday,
August 1. 954-610-0164.

305-681-4105 or Deacon Jack
Jefferson, 305-829-7808.

Soul Saving M.B. Church
invites you to their program at
7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5.

First Baptist Church of
Brownsville invites to their
,first Men's Conference at 7
p.m. nightly, Aug. 5-7 and
luncheon at 11 a.m., Aug. 8.

Spirit of Christ Center &
Ministries will have 2009 Men

******** I
The South Florida Chapter
of the Huntington's Disease
Society of America is holding
its 18t annual Huntington
Disease Triathlon at the Cran-
don Park on Aug. 2. 786-229-
Miami Children's Initiative
will have a community meet-
ing on Parent and Guardian
Support at the Jessie Trice
Center from 6- 8,p.m., Aug. 3.
Thamara LaBrousse.
Minority Chamber of Com-
merce and The Florida Mar-
lins Invite Minority Business
Firms to the Chamber's Con-
ference: "Building a Commu-
nity of Prosperity, Landing
Business Opportunities &
Contracts With The Florida
Marlins Stadium" from 8:15
a.m. 1 p.m., Monday Aug.
3. RSVP to events@minority-
chamber.net no later than Fri-
day July 31 at 5 p.m.

The Beautiful Gate, Inc.,
an African-American. Cancer
Support & Resource Center,
will present Community Af-
fairs workshop to offer women
age 40 And older access to free
mammograms and pap smears
at the Liberty Square Com-
munity Center from 2 p.m. 4
p-n,- -Tuese -Aug.-4.-P a .a
Birnett at -835-684
*** *

City. of Miami Gardens
. will have their second.annual
Business Workshop Explo-
sion, from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.,
Tuesday,: August 4. Charles
Darbeau; 305-622-8000 'xet.
26'18., '

The School Board of Bro-
ward County's Supplier Di-
versity and Outreach Program
Office ,ril host its annual Mi-
noripty/Women Business Expo
2009 at Coral Springs High
School, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Thursday, Aug. 6.
Miami Northwestern Sr.
High Class of 1989 will hold
its 20h anniversary at the
Jungle Island at 8 p.m., Aug.

of Destiny: Men and Family
Conference, 7:30 p.m. nightly,
Aug. 5-7 and 10 a.m., Satur-
day, August 8.

True Divine Worship Min-
istries will have a Women's
Conference entitled, "Are You
His Woman?" at 7:30 p.m.
nightly, Aug. 5-7.

Christ Crusade Family
Center Womeil's Department
will hold weekly auditions at 9
p.m., Fridays and 7 p.m., Sat-
urdays on July 31 and Aug.
7, 8 and 14. 305-525-9883 or
email: drsea@bellsouth.net.

Note: Calendar items must
be submitted before 3:30 p.m.
on Monday.

7. Bulls89reunion@hotmail.
The Beautiful Gate, will
have a monthly cancer support
group at the Silver Blue Lakes
Missionary 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 Aug. 7.

World Literacy Crusade,
Inc. /Girl Power Program is
.looking for a reliable and in-
sured transportation company
to transport girls from the pro-
gram to home. Farah Moreau,

Miami-Dade Cooperative
Extension Division will host
a Rain Barrel Workshop at the
Deering Estate, from 10 a.m.
to 12 p.m., Aug. 8. Lize Luna
at 305 248-3311, ext. 242.

The City of North Miami
Beach Leisure Services De-
partment will be having a mov-
ie night in which they have a
special showing of the movie
"Night at the Museum 2" at



20215 NW 2nd Ave.

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the Allen Park/DeLeonardis
Youth Center Field, beginning
at 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8.
305- 948-2957.

Miami-Dade County Com-
missioner Barbara Jordan
will host a Community Budget
Meeting at North Dade Region-
al Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday,
August 11. 305-375-1689.

Model City Advisory Board
Community Outreach will
have a board meeting at the
Joseph Caleb Center at 7 p.m.;
Wednesday, Aug. 12. Roy Har-
demon, 786-356-0707.

The Miami Carol City/
North Dade H.S. Class of
1967 Alumni are holding a
"60th Birthday Celebration" at
the Miramar Civic Center Ban-
quet Hall at 7 p.m., Aug. 15.
Cheryl Watts Brown, 305-333-
7613 or Charles Jackson, 305-

The City of Miramar in con-
junction with Memorial Health-
care will host a "Back to School
Health Fair" for children at the
Miramar Youth Enrichment
Center, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.,
Saturday, Aug. 15. 954-276-

5985 or 954-704-1631.

City of Miramar is offering
ballet classes at the Miramar
Multi-Service Complex, from
5:30 -6:30 p.m., every Friday.
Married Alive, a play, will
run at the Actors' Playhouse,
Miracle Theatre in Coral Ga-
bles until Aug. 16. 305-444-
9293 or go to: www.actorsplay-

Miami-Dade Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners encourag-
es residents to attend the Sep-
tember Budget Hearings at the
BCC Chambers on the second
floor to hear citizen's concerns
about County cuts. The first
budget hearing will be held at
5:01 p.m., Sep. 3 and the sec-
ond budget hearing will be at
5:01 p.m., Sep. 17.
The Miami-Dade County
Health Department, Special
Immunizations Program will be
providing free Back-to-School
immunizations at the Little
Haiti Health Center, from 8
a.m. 3 p.m.,iMonday-Wednes-
day. Clinic will be closed on
Aug. 17-19. Appointments will
be scheduled through July 31.


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will keep "being church" (work-
ing on evangelism, service and
missions) exactly as before, and
see when the institution catches
up to reality.
The U.S. Episcopal Church's
Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jef-
ferts Schori, declined to com-
Williams has pushed for sever-
al years for a "covenant" clarify-
ing that membership in the Com-
munion is for those churches
that are "theologically, coherent"'
and agree on how they'll work
together, rather than "a loose
federation of local bodies with a

cultural history in common."
But the Episcopal Church can-
not wander alone off the theo-
logical reservation, becoming
isolated and "unrecognizable,"
he said.
Referencing a biblical curse on
heretics, Williams said, "There is
no threat of being cast into outer
darkness existing relation-
ships will not be destroyed that
Still, he foresees a future "not in
apocalyptic terms of schism and
excommunication, but plainly as
what they are: "two styles of be-
ing Anglican" pursuing their mis-
sioti "with greater integrity and
consistency," even as they work
out issues.

Celebration at Holy Cross

Happy Anniversaryl
Once again the time has come
for you to have a spiritual expe-
rience in the songs of Zion.
The famous Wimberly Sisters
will celebrate their 39th anni-
versary in the, great City of Mi-
ami and Miami will be blessed.
The Wimberly Sisters have
dedicated their lives to lifting
the standards of gospel singing
to a new dimension. Their mu-
sic has transformed many lives
over the years with their tradi-

tional and contemporary styles.
These recording artists have
come a long way.
To help celebrate their an-
niversary, The Wimberlys will
present over 26 other gospel
singing groups from around the
State of Florida.
This is unprecedented and it's
just for youl
It all takes place 3 p.m., Sun-
day, August 2 at Holy Cross
Missionary Baptist Church,
.1555 N.W. 93 Terrace.

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The' Wimberly Sisters are cel-
ebrating their 39th singing an-
niversary 7:30 p.m., Saturday,
Aug. 1 at Mt. Claire, 7975 N.W(.
22 Ave.,
.On Program: the Miracle Voic-
es, Golden Bells and others.
Concluding 3 p.m., Sunday,

Aug. 2 at Holy Cross M.B.
Church, 1555 N.W. 93 Terr.
Groups attending: The Ministers
Singers of Cluston, FL; Earth
Angles, South Florida (Singers,
Smiley. Jubilaires, Freedom
Family of Pehoka, FL, Dynamic
Stars and many more.

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Church Directory Call Karen Franklin at 305-694-6214
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Revival Center
6702 N.W. 15th Ave.

Order of Services
Wed Intcsnuwry Prayer
I 9a m-12pm
Morning Seraie II a m
$up ',a. I WoShip 130 pm
Tues Praaer Meelg 7 30 p m
Fn Bible Slbdy 7 30 pm

Ebenezer United
Methodist Church i
2001 N.W. 35th Street
Order of Services
ISunday Mmorn;ng Services
745am. 11.15am.
Sunday School.945 am
Bible Sudy Tueaday
loomI &pm
Prayer Metrig Tues. .6p n.

St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3rd Avenue

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Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Man iiro Fr, Noon Dayo Pranr
BioeStudy lhurs 7 p m
Sunday Worship 711 a m
SundOa L hooi 9 30 am

St. Mark Missionary
Baptist Church
1470 N.W. 87th Street

SOrder of Services
Sunday 7 30 ond I11 am.
Wordp Saroie
930 a im Sundayl
i Tue'ay I p m Bblo Study

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3rd Avenue
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Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W.56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023

S e Order of Services
Sunday: Bible Sludy 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday General Bible Study 7:30 p.m.


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Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12th Ave.
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Bible Teaching Seminar
8610/8620 N.W. 17th Ave.



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Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist.
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
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New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral of Faith International
2300 NW 135th Street

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

Logos Baptist Church
16305 NW 48th Ave.

Order of Services
Sunday:. Morning War-
ship'at 8 & 11 a.m.
-Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
Thursday: Bible Study 7 ps.
i Saturday No Srvkice

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

Cornerstone Bible
Fellowship Church
2390 NW 87 Street

Order of Services
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
SundayWorship 11Ia.m.
First Sunday
Evening Worship 6p.m.
Mid Week Soke... 7 p.m.
Choir Relhral Thursday

Hosanna Community
Baptist Church
2171 N.W. 56th Street

Order of Services

Worship II a.m.
blBSlud,lThursday,730 p.m
YouWh Mlni ry
A 'ln -Wed 6 p n

New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10th Avenue'

Order of Services

Sound Morning Wonrsnp 1II a m
Sunday bShooning S 6 0m
*esa 'Prayer Menning 130 p m
P VenoraBible 7 30pm.

Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87th Street

Srder of Services
Vnda Mo rning Sarevs
SundaySrhso loam
Worhp Serea. IIam
lueda O Bbla Study Rpm

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

Order of Services
Earl Murning worship 7 30 a m
Sunder School 930 am
Mo m ng Wuntp I am
ProperMealng 1'30pm.
I BibleSidy 18pm.

Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street

First Baptist Missionary
Order of Services
Sunday Moning 8 au m
Sunday School IOm.
SundayEveN3rng6pmd A
Mon Excellence 1:30 p m
Tune BiblCIasl 7 30 p m
Thurs. rellowship 10ia m

First Baptist Missionary-
Baptist Church of Brownsville
4600 N.W. 23rd Avenue

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Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville
2799 N.W. 46th Street
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S(urth..Sndo School 8 30 a m

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sr'day Worhp Snoe 10 a m

12 pm .1pm.
Rev..w e eM. L LovWedtetd 1

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New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.95th Street

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93rd Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93rd Street
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Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
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Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
740 N.W. 58th Street
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86, PBX opera-
tor, died July 27.
are incomplete.

for Coca-Cola,
died July 24.
Visitation 4 9
p.m., Friday.
Service 11 a.in.,
Saturday, Anti-
och Missionary
Baptist Church,
Miami Garden.

minister, died
July 22. Service
was held, In-
terment, South
Florida Veterans
Cemetery, Lake
Worth, FL.

KIANA LYNCH, 14, student,
died July 25. Ar-
rangements are

SYLVIA BURTON, 68, house-
wife, died July 15. Visitation 4 9
p.m., Friday. Service 11 a.m., Sat-
urday, Church of God, Hallandale.

58, American Airline Clerk, died
July 22. Visitation 4 9 p.m., Fri-
day.' Service 12 p.m Saturday,
Oasis Church, Pembroke Pines.

CYIRL BEALE, 62, disc-jockey,
died July 26. Visitation 4 9 p.m.
Friday. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
.in c6l' cpel.

HILDA MOWATT, 95, house-
wife, died July 23. Arrangements
are incomplete.
student, die&"July 23 at Hollywood
Memorial Regional Hospital.
Service 1 p.m., Wednesday(today),
Mt. Everette Baptist Church,
Hallandale Beach.

Pax Villa (Broward) '
restaurant worker, did July 15
in Plantation. Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic
Church, Pompano Beach.

student, died July 17. Service
10 a.m., Saturday, St. Bernard
Catholic Church, Surrise.

homemaker,i died June 12 in
Plantation. Service 10 a.m.,
Sunday, Sinai SDA Church,
79, died :July
21 at Kendrick
Memorial Hos-
pital. Service 1
p.m., Saturday,
Antioch M.B.

July 19 at Jackson Memorial Hos-
pital. Service 2 p.m., Wednesday
(today), in the chapel.

HAROLD HENRY, 82, died July
22 at Gramercy Park Nursing
Home. Service was held:

ANNE McKINNEY, 70, died July
17 at home. Service was held.

BA" BROWN, 79, died July 20 at
Aventura Medical Center. Service
was held.
Pax Villa A
29, died July.18. Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday, Stanton Memorial
Baptist Church.

Range 22
LEROY BROWN SR., 94, re-
tired laborer for
Citrus Industry,
died July 22.
Survivors in-
clude: son, Le-
roy Jr.; daugh-
ters, Gladis
Marie Redmon
and Gloria Pow-
ell; step-daughters, Vera C. Cof-
fee, Blondell Gibson, Jacquelyn
Coffee, Georgia Ann Pearson and
Dianne Coffee; 16 grandchildren
and a host of other relatives and
friends. Service 12 noon, Friday,
St. James AME Church.

JOE ALRIC SHAW, 45, died
July 22. Survi- t
vors include:
sister, RenBee
Shaw Jones;
Thomas Jones,
Jr.; niece, Ter-
rin S., Jones;
uncle, Tom
Shaw, Shorterville, AL; qunts, An-
nie Youngblood, Chancellor, AL;
Inez Evans, Mobile, AL; Dorothy
Nelson, Las Vegas, NV; Frances
Johnson, Sylmar, CA and Fannie
Bell Harper, Birmingham, AL; and a
host of other relatives and friends.
SFamily Hour 5 -7 p.m., Thursday,
July 30, 2009 at the chapel. Ser-
vice 11 a.m., Friday, Mt. Tabor
Missionary Baptist Church.

45, environmen-
tal services for
Private Fami- ,
lies, died July
27. Survivors in-
clude: devoted
friend Rickey
Jackson; son,
Kelton Jackson;
sisters, Brenda Wimberly(Robert),
Rosa Johnson(Nathaniel), Sharon
Addison, Annette Jones(Robert)
and Velda McNear; brothers,
Wayne Davis, and Corey McNear;
extended family, Mattie Jackson,
Waype., Jacli~n(VictTia), Terry
Jackson(Maria), Eddie Jackson,
James Jackson(Yvonne),- Betty
Jackson and a host of aunts, un-
cles, nieces, nephews and other
relatives and friends. Service 10
a.m., Saturday, Mt. Calvary Mis-
sionary Baptist Church..

retired carpen-
ter, died July
13. Survivors in-
clude: wife,'Car-
men; son,, Ja-
son; grandchil-
dren, Jason and .
Jayla; a host of
other relatives
and friends. Service 11 a.m., Sat-
urday, St. Mark M.B. Church.

54, assistant
school teacher,
died July 24.
Survivor includ-
ed: sons, Marc.
and Marcus;
four sisters; six
brothers and
a host of other
relatives and friends. Rosary ser-
vices 6 p.m., Friday in the chapel.
Funeral Mass 11 a.m., Saturday,
Holy Rosary Catholic Church gut-
ler Bay, FL.

3, died July 23
Survivors in-
clude: mother,
Shauntrell Dar-
ling; father, Kin-
dy Nicolas Sr.; ,
sisters Janiyha p
Smith, Karlicia
Darling and Kin-
dyahana; brother, Devin Calhoun,
Jr., Dontrell Darling, and Spen-
cer Brown Jr.; grandmother Lula
Smith. Service 2 p.m., Saturday,
Metropolitan AME Church.
SPEIGHT, 81, died July 21 at
South Miami Hospital. Service 11
a.m., Saturday, Coconut Grove
Church of Christ.

Hadley Davis
July 25, Ocean
Side Nursing
Home. Arrange-
ments are in-

died July 17 at Jackson Memorial
Hospital. Service was held.

WON, 65, died July 17 at Veteran
Administrative Hospital. Service
was held.

SAMUEL H. EDEY, 77, died
July 15 at Jackson Memorial Hos-
pital. Service was held.

Wright & Young
County, Repre-
sentative, died
July 24 at Mt.
Sinai Hospi-
tal. Survivors
include: son,
Damon; sister,
Alice Anderson;
goddaughter, Mikiya Burse. Ser-
vices 11 a.m., Saturday, St. Paul
AME Church.

died July 24 at
Catholic Hos-
pice. Survivors
include: sons,
John (Sandra)
Bennett, Ed-
gar Jr., Samuel
(Irene) and Joe
Tim; daugh-
ters,, Ann (Milton) Smith, Joyce
(OJ) Eutsey,, Edna (Michael)
Speaks, Lillian (David) Tisdale,
Maeola, Martha and Zelma. Ser-
vices 11 a.m., Saturday, Peaceful
Zion MB Church.

S TAf E O L D, ,.
34, died July
26. Survivors
include: daugh-
ters, Queen Mc-
Coy and Phebe;
and Algernon
McCoy; grand-
parents Evelyn Riley and Sal
Johnson; brothers Jeffery and,
Jonathan. Services 2:30 p.m., Sat-
urday in the chapel.

cook, died July
24 at Jackson
Memorial Hos-
pital. Service 11
a.m., Saturday
in the chapel.

er, died July 21
at home. View-
ing in the cha-
,pel, Wednes-

scaper, died
July 25 at North
Shore Medical
Center. Service
was held.

musician, died July 26 at home.
Viewing in the chapel, Friday. ,

JOSH CRUMMIE, 32, laborer,
died July 24 at home. Service 3
p.m., Saturday(August 8), in the

MARIAN HOWARD, 79, cafete-
ria worker, died July 23 at Jackson
Memorial Hospital. Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday, Grace and Truth Out-
reach Ministries.

aiPoua Elt,

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CALL 305-694-6210

QUEEN WILLIAMS, 48, domes-
tic, died July
21 at Jackson
South Commu-
nity Hospital.
Service was

bus aide, died
July 20 at Jack-
son South Com-
munity Hospital.
Service was

ADAM HEPBURN, 52, laborer,
died July 6. Ser-
vice was held.

died July 20
at Brookwood
Garden Conva-
lescent Home.
Service was

ELLIOTT MAJOR, 64, laborer,
died July 21
at Homestead
Hospital. Ser-
vice 1 p.m.,
Saturday, The
House of God

maker, died July
12 at Jackson
Memorial Hos-
pital. Service i
p.m., Saturday,
Mt. Pleasant

aide died July
22 at Baptist
Hospital. Ser-
vice 11 a.m.,
Saturday, Sec-
ond Baptist.. Ar-
rangements are

WILLIE PITTMON, 24, laborer,
died July 22
at Homestead
Hospital. Ar-
rangements are

LILLIE TURNER, 82, pastor,
died July .26.
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday, Sec-
ond Baptist.

July 24. Arrangements are incom-
ALONZO CLARK, 50, barber,
died July 24
in Gainesville.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday, Saint
City Church of

died July 18 at
home. Service 1
p.m., Sunday,in
the chapel.

Public Works,
died July 19 at
home. Service 6
p.m.,' Thursday
in the chapel.


fire fighter, died
July 25 at home.
Service 4 p.m.,
Monday, in the

ARTHUROTTE,41, construction
worker, died July 12 at home.
Service was held.

died June 24 at home. Service
was held.

FRED GEORGE, 74, meat cutter,
died' July 21 at home. Service
was held.

preparer, died July 21 at Holy
Cross Hospital. Service was held.

MARY FUNT, 60, medical
assistant, died July'20 at Memorial
Regional South. Service was

PAUL BAN, 53, died July 18 at
home. Service was held.

sales, died July 21 at home. Service
was held.

WILLIAM LEWIS, 87, construction
worker, died July 20 at Jackson
Memorial Hospital. Service was

EDBER VASQUEZ, 34, guest
services, died July 21 at Broward
General Hospital. Service was held.

died July 24 at Douglas Gardens
Hospice. Service was held.

maintenance worker,died July 23
at University Hospital. Service was

DONALD PLUNG, 58, manager,
died July 24 at Hospice by the
Sea. Service was held.

JOAN BOYD, 73, home maker,
died July 22 at home. Service was

JESSE CASTANON, 57, medical
tech., died July 26 at Aventura
Hospital. Service was held.

Care, Royal Ram n
struction worker, died July 23 at
Baptist Hospital. Final rites and
burial Brooklyn, NY.

tired teacher, died July 26 at Aven-
tura Hospital. Arrangements are

MARK A. MOORE, 49, died July
23 at North Shore Medical Center.
Service 1 p.m., Saturday in the

Hall Ferguson Hewitt
HAZEL ROBERTS, 90, private
died July 17.
Service 10:30
a.m., Saturday,
The Church of
the Incarnation.

clerk or US
Postal Service,
died July 25.
Service 11 a.m.,
Friday, St. Mark
M.B. Church.

dent. died July
20. Service 12
p.m., Saturday,
Mt. Carmel M.B.

beautician, died
July 24 at home.
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday, Bible
Baptist Church.

cal tech., died
July26. Litney 7
p.m., Thursday
at the church.
Service 10 a.m.,
Friday, St. Ag-
nes Episcopal

GLORIA LOVETT, 66, retired,.
County, died
July 20. Me-
morial 6 -8:30.
p.m.,-. .Friday,
Covenant M.B.
Church. Service
10 a.m., Satur-
day, Covenant
M.B. Church, Florida City.

SHIRLEY COLLIE, 64, house-
keeper, died
June 18. Ser-
vice 2 p.m.,
Saturday in the

Nakia Ingraham
WALTER CONNER, 58, manag-
er, died July 21 at home. Service
was held.

July 23 at Coconut Creek Nursing
Home. Service was held.

WILSON, died July 18 at Mount
Sinai Medical Center. Service was

ANDY JONES, 57, roofer, died
July 22 at Memorial Hospital. Final
rites and burial Kingstree, S.C.

painter, died July 23 at home. Ser-
vice 11 a.m., Saturday, Koinonia
Worship Center.

AGNES YORKE, 79, assistant
manager, died July 23 at Florida
Medical Center. Service 4 p.m.,
Sunday in the chapel.

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In loving memory of,

08/01/30 06/13/09

You are always in our
Your children, grandchil-
dren and great grandchildren

Card of Thanks
The family of the late,


The paternal family of the
Shining Star, Anthony E. Smith
Jr, would like to express great
thanks to. all those who offered
help and kind words. It helped
us realize how blessed we are in
today's world.
We will keep you all in our
hearts and prayers.

Card of Thanks
The family of the late,


wishes to thank the many
friends and family members for
all of your support and sympa-
thy during our time of bereave-
Special thanks to Manker
Funeral Home and Rev. Robin
May God bless you.
The Hall family

Death Notice

11/25/37- 07/30/08

Death leaves a heartache.
no one can heal, love leaves a
memory no one can steal.
You will always live in our
Love always, your wife,
daughters and grandchildren.

Happy Birthday

07/27/83 06/22/09

We miss you my Baby!
Love, Mother Joe E. Evans,
and Godmother Lovely, family
and friends

In Memoriam
In loving memory of,

'Big Zay'
03/16/86 03/28/09

Zay it's been four long
months since God called you
home. Son, you are and al-
)ways will be the joy of our
We love and miss you so
very much.
Forever love, Mom, Grand-
ma Dot and your family and
Forever Dolph-fanll!

ISREAL TRAVIS, 22, auto de-
tailer, died July
21. Viewing 4- 7
p.m., Wednes-
day (today) in
the chapel. Fi-
nal rites and
burial entrusted
to Phinazee and
Sons Funeral
Service, Waynesboro, GA.

ORA LEE ADAMS, 94, owner
of Neal's Gro-
cery and wife of
former Commis-
sioner Neal Ad-
ams, died July
24 at home.
Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday, St.
Paul. A.M.E.
Church. Interment, Dade Memo-
rial Park.

21 weeks, died July 21 at South
Miami Hospital. Arrangements are

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50, maintenance engineer,
died July 25 at home. Memo-
rial service 1 p.m., Saturday
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.


Death Notice

ee.,n iam rad, ou, es- REV. CLYDE JUDSON JR CARL ELIJAH HANNA, 88,
(ee Miami Dade Housing retired meat checker died July
ncy, died July 17. Service
n SaturIday, Now Faith De- sincerely thank you for shar- 23, 2009, survived by three
rance, 9275 N.W. 31 Ave. ing our sorrow. Your kindness daughters, Beverly Thomas,
rice,entrusted to Mitchell is deeply appreciated and will Yvonne Hanna and Coletha
eeral Home. always be remembered. Brown; two sons, Bernard
Please continue to keep us in and Victor Hanna.
Deah N e your prayers. Viewing Friday 4 to 8 p.m.
Death Notice With love,The Judson family at Alfonso Richardson Funer-
al Services, 3790 N.W. 167th
-- '1 Death Notice Street. Serviced 11 a.m., Sat-
CA urday at Cosmopolitan Bap-
A. V' tist Church, 3007 N.W. 207th

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HEAD-JAMES, 28, customer
service representative, died
July 27.
Service will be held 10
a.m., Saturday, Jordan
Grove Missionary Baptist
Services entrusted to Grace
Funeral Home.

BUTLER, 29, clerk, died July
24, at home.
Survivors include: son, Ja-
mal; parents, Antoinette and
Duane; siblings, Jasmis,
Antwon, Duane, Koran and
Service 11 a.m., Saturday,
at Walkers Memorial. Arrange-
ments are entrusted to Wright
& Young Funeral Home.


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23, teacher at Dr. John A.
Mckinney Christian Academy,
died July 27. Survivors in-
clude: father, Reginald; broth--
ers, Kadeem and, Kristoff,
Encel Daley, Bert, Regis and
Akeem Strong; sisters, Mau-
ricia, Keisha Burke, Tameka,
Erica,Ashley and Jasmine
Strong, Arrielle Hopkins and
Chantrelle Derazin; grand-
mothers, Thelma B. Davis and
Elsie Hubbard; great-grandfa-
ther, Milton Becton.
Service will be held 2:30
p.m., Saturday, at St. timess
AME Church.
Funeral arranii... .nL
trusted to Range Funeral

CPA, died July 25. Visita-
tion 5 to 9 p.m., Friday. Fred
Hunter's, 6301 Taft Street,
Hollywood. Private memorial


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From left to right: Sant La Staff, Gepsie Metellus, Executive Director, Karine Auguste, Health Worker, Desiree Marrero, Director of Develop-
ment and Communications, Nadia Pressage, Director of Community Involvement Programs and Media Relations, Marie Claire Saint Louis,
Custodian, Michelle Lespinas, Artist, Bemol Telfort, featured Sware Jazz Guitarist, Jocelyn Gourdet, Saxophonist, Alphonse Piard, Director
of Financial Literacy, Charles Cazeau, Director of Employment Services and Harold Staco, Booking.Agent attend the Sware Jazz Kreyol
held at the Little Haiti Cultural Center last week. -Photo/Ricardo Saint-Cyr

From left to right: B.T. Jazz
Sextet, Roosevelt Fleurinord,
Keyboardist, Robert Pierre
Louis, Bemol Telfort, featured
Sware Jazz Guitarist, Serge Dor,
Double Bass, Jocelyn Gourdet,
Saxophonist and Carl Fleurent,
Keyboardist perform on stage
at the Sware Jazz Kreyol held at
the Little Haiti Cultural Center

last week.

-Photo/Ricardo Saint-Cyr

Sant La presents Jazz Series in Little Haiti

The Miami Times Staff Report
Hundreds crowded the Little Haiti Cultural Center to celebrate as Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, a local non-profit that
provides free access to information and existing services in the Haitian community, presented the Sware Jazz Kreyol, a new musical
genre is exploding on the airwaves and receiving international acclaim.
Jazz Kreyol is a five year Jazz series that will feature renowned performers from the United States, Europe, Canada and Haiti at
the Little Haiti Cultural Center, introducing South Floridians to a profound new sound crafted with traditional Haitian rhythms
infused with Jazz standards.
Series I performers included Bemol Telfort, Mushy Widmaier and Ginou Oriol.
The audience was captivated as Mushy Widmaier took them to the cosmos with "My World" his current CD.
Bemol Telfort continued with his "Multi Colored Dream" Album and Ginou Oriol chimed into the evening with "Yoyo" and scatting
throughout as she delivered her rendition of some familiar tunes like Antonio Jobim's "The girl from Ipanema" and Gershwin's
The night ended of course with a standing ovation.

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Hip-Hop rapper Nas banned

from witnessing son's Birth

By Nolan Strong
Hip-Hop star Nas is current-
ly celebrating the birth of his
son, although sources close to
the rapper told AllHipHop.com
that he was not allowed to wit-
ness the event.
Nas' lawyer Mark Vincent
Kaplan stated that Nas rushed
to the hospital to witness Kelis
deliver his first son last week.
A source close to Nas told All-
HipHop.com that the Queen's
rapper missed the actual child
"Nas is in New York City to-
day, anxiously awaiting the ar,
rival of his son. It was his in-
tention to be there for the birth,
but unfortunately he has not
been allowed to be present," a
source close to the rapper told
AllHipHop.com. "While this is
clearly heartbreaking to him,
Nas continues to offer his sup-
port and love to his new baby
boy and his mother."
Nas and Kelis were due in
court today in regards to their
pending divorce, specifically
child and spousal support.
The date had to be postponed
when Kelis, born Kelis Rogers,
went into labor, around 10:30

this morning.
Nas and Kelis were married
in January of 2005 after being
engaged for two years.
Kelis filed for divorce in April
of 2009, citing irreconcilable
No further details were avail-
able as to why Nas may have
been prevented from witness-
ing the birth of his son.
Nas, born Nasir Jones, also
has a 12-year-old daughter
with ex-fiancee Carmen Bry-

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The royal wedding of Adanma
Akwaiwu and Uchechukwu
Osuji took placeat the St. Vin-
cent De Paul Catholic Church
on July 18. The wedding con-
sisted of 100-members of the
bridal party and coordinators
Uche Anmalu, Nkechi Okpala,
Kelechi Okany and Nkiru An-
yagalibo. Furthermore, Fathers
Alex Ekechukwu, Manuel Sol-
er, Matthew Ibok, Theodore
Ihedoro, Anselm Obankwu,
Aloysius Orekie, Bonaventure
Okoro, Daniel Asoe, Donald
Anyagwa, Jued Onuchukwu
and Jude Nwabugviu officiated
the ceremony.
Moreover, the bridal
couple and coordina-
tors arranged trans-
portation that included
a 22-passenger Hum-
mer, a stretch limou-
sine and a 55-passen-
ger charter bus, while
the colors consisted of OS
red, pink, orange, lav-
ender, green and gold
and the arc was a symbol of a
huge heart covered with sheer
cloth and the pews had an elec-
trical candle on the center pews.
The music came from an African.
Band with heavy drums, the
CSC Choir and a string orches-
tra which engendered the audi-
ence, while the ushers passed
out a 46-page program display-
ing the wedding of the decade
The processional began with
The Reverend Sisters of Jesus
the Savior, Sisters of Mercy,
Chijioke Obiesis and To-
bechukwu Ezewuike, Dr. Vi-
tus Ozoke, Catechist, organist
Francisco Muller, Marriage
Sponsors, Igwe Obieze Eze and
Lolo Odibeze Eze and Godpar-
ents Chief Dr. Emmanuel Obie-
sie & Lolo Ifeoma Obiesie. The
music was strictly African with
the heavy drums, the audience

waved fans in the
Also, Mercy
Nzeakor, maid
of honor, Noble
Nwosu, best man,
Chisom Chima, little bride,
Master Chukwunweike Okpa-
la, little groom, master Chinedu
Nzerue, ring bearer, Kelechi
Ogenna and Chace Onyiorah,
announcers. Roseline Uke-
neye, Nwakaego Nwamah,
Adaugo Ezem, Chioma Madu,
Afoma Okwaraji, Chidi Ojuk-
wu, Chika Ojukwu, Yewande
Mustapha, Olamide Mustapha,
and Chinoyerem Ofo-
leta were the flower
girls attired in white.
Also, Chidinma
S Osuji, Chidinma
Ogbenna, Chinaelo
*Anyagalibo, Uchen-
na Nwankwo, and
'UJI Adanna Osuji, junior
bridesmaids dressed
in sunset; Chidubem
Osuji, Ngozi Osuji, Chianma-
ka Onuigbo, Kelechi Ohaeto,
Fortune Oyiorah and Nkiru
Chukewuelue, junior bride-
maids dressed in apple; Chinuy-
ere Osuji, Chioma Anyikwa,
Faith Nwosu, Njideka Ofoleta,
Obianuju Nwamah, and Chris-
tina Amanambu, senior brides-
maids dressed in color Apple';
Onyekachi Ijeoma, Obianukju
Uzo, Amaka Amalue, Nkem-
direm Okpala, Oluchi Lbiesie,
and Tope Shoyoye, dressed in
color lavender.
Also; Masters Ugonna
Osuji, Uchechukwu Nwamah,
Ikenna Nwamah, Tobechuk-
wu Nzerue, Chigozie Nzerue
and Obiajulu Okpala, Junior
Groomsmen dressed in strip
green and beige' Emeka osuji,
uzochukwu Ogwo, uzochuk-
wu Ogbenna, Charles Simoen,

Uchechukwu Nwosu, and Fos-
bury Oruwari, Senior Grooms-
men dressed in black tuxedos
with red accessories; and Chuk-
wudi Ezebuike, Chukwubike
Omeilke, Ismaila Adeyemi,,
Fidelis Ezewike, Jr., Nnamdi
Obiesie, Tobechukwu Nwahiri,
Senior Groomsmen dressed in
ivory tux with accessories of
color red.
Also, African Bridesmaids at-
tired in African regalia, such as
Uche Amalu, Ogonna Obiesie,
Chinaelo Okany, Adaobi Ibe,
Vivian Orizu, Nkechi Okpala,
SEzinwanne Emekekwu, Lami-
la Dantata, Ugomma Nwahiri,
Ogechi Oheato and
Tochi Okpara.
SAlso, the bride en-
tered behind the danc-
ing bridesmaids attired
in a sparkling atara,
multi-color veil, a string
of pearls, a white gown
with a 3-foot train filled
with crystals on the bod-
ice and hem, while the FIE
choir sang, "Nsooooool
Nsooooool Nsooooool,
Nsoooooo! O Sebuluwa chineke
igwe ndi agha, Hosanna,
Ho,,,sanna, Hosanna, Ho...
sanna na elu kasi elu.
The ceremony included Lit-
urgy of the Eucharist, prepara-
tion of gifts, nuptial blessings,
concluding rite, final blessing
and presentation of Mr. and
Mrs. Uchechukwu Osuji, while
the CAC Choir continue sing-
ing the African rituals.

*The Honorable Gladys
Johnson-Sands, her husband,
Reginald Sands, and' staff
provided the community with
the Thirty-Sixth Anniversary
of Independence of the Com-
Smonwealth of the Bahamas at
the Hilton Downtown Miami on
July 17, before many distin-
guished Bahamians that came
to display their love, dedication,
and dignity' led by Dr. Doro-
thy J. Fields, second Johnson
generation, her daughter, third

generation, and her five-month
old granddaughter, fourth gen-
After an hour of soft mu-
sic and finger food, The Honor-
able Consulate General Sands
spoke to the audience about
continuing the cohesiveness
between Bahamians in Miami
and The Bahamas, as well in-
cluding The Bahamas as a part
of your budget to visit regularly
and if possible, send some of
that stimulus money, too, as
she chuckled, She also recog-
nized Prime Ministers from the
islands in the crowd.
Then, the party really got
started with the en-
trance of Langley
and his Junkets with
drums, sousaphones,
trombones and dancing
girls. The crowd joined
them on the floor led
by State Sen. Dr.
Frederica S. Wilson,
founder of the 5000
LDS Role Models of Excel-
lence, representatives
from The Bahamian-
American Federation, such as
Dr. Evalina Bestman, Therie
Foots, Grady Foots, Dana and
Mrs. Moss, LaTonya Walker,
Vania Washington, and Mar-
garet Saunders, who was se-
lected by the Junkets to join
them on the floor, because of
her original Bahamian move-
Also, Dr. Gershwin
T. Blyden, Emma Cur-,.
ry,. James and Paula Far-
rington, Arlington Sands,
Dr. Lorraine F. Strachan,
Millicent Thompson,Vania
Washington, and Kim Mc-
Cray, a campaign manager
for Congressman Kendrick
Meek, so if you plan to attend
his rallies and visit the Con-
sulate. General's office or call

Congratulations to the Booker
T. Washington Class of 1949
for celebrating sixty years of

graduating from their alma
mater and the singing of the
Alma Mater demonstrated the
pride, dignity, dedication, and
love for Charles Williams and
his school, recently, at the
Church of the Open Door.
The program included pre-
siding officer, Theodis Worthy,
followed by Verna Goodman,
praying, Blanche Gross, the
occasion, and Percy Oliver
recognition of special
guests, while the meat
of the program includ-
ed introduction of each
president, Vera Wyche
of Lemuel Moncur;
Sarah Bullard of Cyn-
thia Clarke, Bernard
Johnson of Harold
Braynon; Alma Mc-
Cutchen of Winifred BAL
Beacham; and Rosa
Jenkins of Percy Oli-
ver. Followed by camaraderie
with the entire class.

The Voices of Praise, one of
Ebenezer great choirs, began
the celebration of its anni-
versary, last Saturday, at-the
home of Rena Green, where
she provided tables for card
games, dominoes, and other
games, while Walter and Wil-
liams Clark took over frying
the fish, along with Rena and
Caroline Brooke preparing
the potato salad, peach cob-
bler and president T. Eilene
Martin-Major handling the
One of the card games
was "bid whist" for which
Calvin McCrea, Anna Han-
na, Gwen Nance, Denise
Marsh and John Thomas
were the experts and Heddie
Vereen, the expert in domi-
noes. Furthermore, others in
attendance or the "take outs"
included Oliver and Ter-
rence Alls, Jill Bethel, Bet-
ty Bullard, Elvira Charles,
Deloris B. Fisher, Dana
Hall, Ernestine Johnson,
Daphine Johnson, Elder

David Larmond, Dominique
Lloyd, Bertha Martin, Tia
Major, Celestine McCrea,
Flora Owens, Katherine
Pinkston, Francenia Scott,
Lorraine F. Strachan, Willie
Taylor, Albert Vereen, Mar-
itza Vereen, Doretha Wolf,
JoAnn Wilcox and Terry
According to president
Martin-Major, the celebra-
tion will continue un-
til the fourth Sunday
in August, where a
program with other
choirs will perform
and the public will be

Speaking of cel-
LOU ebrations, Lamar
and Cleveland John-
son collaborated and
planned a surprise birthday
party for wife and mother,
Beverly Johnson's 69t birth-
day last Saturday. Lamar
"didn't let, anyone park in the
front of palatial home un-
til his wife came home and
opened the door to a loud,
"Surprise...Happy Birth-
day" by Anita Harrell, Ber-
tha Samuels,. Cleveland
Johnson, his daughters and
It was a celebration which
began with music filling the
air with Cleveland as DJ and
his daughter preparing the
delicious soul food consisting
of ox tails, meat balls, baked
chicken, fish filet, pigeon peas
and rice and macaroni salad.
Some of the celebrants
included Shaqueitta Bass,
Todd Brown, Artie and Jane
McElroy, Bertha McIntosh,
Angel Fayson, Nadine Holm-
es, Ronny Philippe, Nathaniel
Reed, Atoya Thompson, Sa-
brana Thompson, Corneshia
Williams and Kenneth Wil-
lams. Everyone spoke of hav-
ing a great time to Beverly, as
she stood at the door biding
goodnight to her friends.

Lorna Cilmer-Schellbach,
daughter of the late Father John
E. Culmer and Leome Scavel-
la-Culmer, visited her mother.
She returned home from her ad-
opted home Kassel. Germany to
visit the Scavella family and her
brother, John E. Culmer 11 and
his family in Houston, Texas.
Lorna will return to Miami and
sing at her god-daughter, Dor-
tresia Bryley-Jane, wedding to
AnTwan Leon Love Jones at
Saint Agnes Episcopal Church.

Serena Williams, 2009 Wim-
bledon tennis champion, visited
the White House last week be-
fore her team,tennis match with
the WashingtonnKastles arid was
elated after meeting President
Barack Obama and his family.
Serena says, "I love President
Obama; he has such an unbe-
lievable presence and he seems
to be so normal. Serena, says
"Our First Lady has an amazing
personality." Serena, also said
now she really understands

how important this
first family is to the
United States.

Booker T. Wash-
mgton Class of
1949 culminated
their glorious 60t class reunion
with a trip to Washingtor, D.C.
where they hope to visit the
White House and see the Presi-
dent and his family. Percy Oli-
ver is the president.

Get well wishes to Grace
Heastie Patterson, Zeola
Cohen-Jones, Elouise Bain-
Farrington, Herbert Rhodes,
Jr., Doris McKinney-Pitt-
man, Emma Rigby, Louise H.
Cleare, Charles L. Hudson, Da-'
vid Federick Davis and Frank
Cooney, Jr. Glad to see Wen-
dell Stirrup, up and out again.

Steve McNair, football star
who lost his life three weeks
ago, had a wonderful family

seemingly. His funeral program
was well done, He was an Ome-
ga man with four handsome
brothers, four adorable sons,
an' attractive mother and won-
-*derful wife. . ;" '

************* .
Congratulations to' Karen
Duty, the daughter of the late
Louis and Doris Duty. Karen
retired from her postal job with
the United States Post Office
after 32 years of outstanding
service. I will rruss you, Karen,
when I go to the Post Office. I
know your mother is happy to,
have you home with her.

Wedding Anniversary greet-,
ings to: Delone and Maureen
Mathis, July 22, their 9"; Dar-
ron I. and Dr. Renee P. Tos-
ton, July 22, their 3r; Donald
and Jaunita J. Jackson, July
23, their 51st and Benjamin
and Bethany J. Addison, July
25, their 39"h.

Edward and Betty Blue are
elated to have three of their
grandchildren visiting them for
the summer. They are Makada
Harris from Turnerville, N.C.,
Frank Blue, from Boston, Mass.
and Linnie Peebles,. Tampa,


My beloved Father Stanley
'Ivern Sweeting gave me this
article,:to .keep and read ,.over;
when I have any doubts as to
what life was and can be if we
only believe in ourselves:
' Title: If you were born be-
fore 1945
I do believe in this article and
hope you do too: Share it with
your family,: we are survivors.
Consider the changes we have
witnessed: We were born be-
fore television, penicillin, po-
lio shots, frozen foods, Xerox,
plastic, contact lenses, Fris-
bees and the birth control pill.
We were born before ra-
dar, credit cards, split atoms,
laser beams and ballpoint
pens, panty house, dishwash-
ers, washers and dryers, elec-
tric blankets, air conditioners
and the man who walked the
We got married first and then
lived together.
SIn our. time, closets were for
clothes, not for "coming out
of." Bunnies were small rabbits
and rabbits were not Volkswa-
Designer jeans were schem-
ing girls named Jean or Jeanne,
and having a meaningful rela-

tionship meant getting along
with your cousins. We thought
fast food was what you ate dur-
ing Lent, and outer space was
the back of a theatre. We were
,before day-care centers, group
therapy and nursing homes.
We never heard of FM radios,
tape decks, electric typewrit-
ers, artificial hearts, word pro-
cessors, yogurt and guys wear-
ing earrings. For us time shar-
ing meant togetherness--not
computers or condominiums .
A "chip" meant a. piece of wood;
hardware meant hardware; and
software wasn't even a word. In
1940, "made in Japan" meant
junk and the term 'making out'
referred to how you did on your
exam. Pizzas, McDonalds and
instant coffee were unheard of.
We hit the scene when there
were five and ten cents stores,
where you brought things for
five and ten cents. You could
buy an ice cream cone for a
nickel or a dime. For one nick-
el, you could ride a street car,
make a phone call, buy a Pepsi
cola or enough stamps to mail
one letter and postcards. You
could buy a Chevy Coupe for
$600 but who could afford one;
a pity too because gas was 11
cents a gallon.
In our day, cigarette smpk-'
ing was fashionable, grass was

mowed, coke was a cold drink
and pot was something you
cooked in. Rock music was
grandma's lullaby and AIDS
,were helpirs in
. the principal's office...,,

Over 250 members of the
Rolle family participated in
the First Rolle call Family Re-
union, July 10-12, in Miami.
Reunion activities include:
meet and greet at New Jerusa-
lem P. B. Church hall, outing
at Boomers with the kids, din-
ner and dancing at Hotel Sofi-
tel, where Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Dorrin Rolle
served as Master of Ceremo-
nies and the Honorable Glad-
ys Sands, Bahamian Consul
General of Miami was Guest
Speaker. Sunday Worship Ser-
vice was followed by dinner at
New Jerusalem. Felicia Mc-
Dade served as chairperson
and Rosetta Hylton-Rolle,
vice-chair for the celebration.
Out of town relatives included
Rupert "Monk" Rolle of Eu-
stic, Fl. Traveling to Exuma,
Bahamas for a post-reunion
trip were: Agnes Rolle Morton
and Theresa Rolle, where they
were guests at the beautiful is-
land home of cousin, Dr. Enid
C. Pinkney.

Rachel Christie, voted the first

Black crowned Miss England

London --The niece of British Olympic 100 meter gold
medallist Linford Christie was celebrating last week af-
ter being crowned the first black Miss England.
Rachel Christie, 20, specializes in the heptathlon and
the 400 meters. She is hoping to qualify for the 2012
London Olympic Games.. Competing as Miss London
City, she edged out her rivals to claim the Miss Eng-
land. crown in a ceremony at London's Metropole Hilton
Hotel and will now contest the Miss World crown in
Johannesburg in December.
"My ambition in life is to compete and win gold in the
2012 Olympics," she said. "I would also love to do well
in Miss England, I want to be successful in whatever I
choose to do in life."
She trains at the west London stadium named after
her uncle.
Linford Christie, who still holds the British 100 me-
ters record at 9.87 seconds; won the gold medal at
the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He also won gold at the
1993 world championships and three European cham-
Kat Hodge, a 21-year-old soldier decorated for brav-
ery in Iraq, came second in Monday's Miss England
Grand Final, which was decided after a public vote.
In 2005, Hammasa Kohistani, whose parents fled Af-
ghanistan, became the first ever Muslim to be crowned
Miss England.

Wendy Williams says goodbye to radio
By Brennan Williams and wish Wendy all the best in this new
With last week's official launch of her As for the shock jock turned best-sell-
new daytime talk show -- currently air- ing author, who has been a prominent
ing in households across America -- me- DJ amongst the station's on-air talent
dia personality Wendy Williams has de- .since 2002, she has intentions on con-
cided to quit her longtime day '' tinuing to build and expand
job as a radio personality on her unique brand via her
WBLS. new medium.
The unforeseen move finds "I want to tell all of my fans
Williams departing her daily that after July 31, I will no
radio show effective July 31 longer be doing a show with
to pursue her newly launched WBLS," Williams, 45, said
syndicated show, 'The Wendy in a statement. "I really was
Williams Show,' full-time. blessed to have a broadcast
Over the past two decades, home in New York on radio
Wendy Williams has been for the past seven years and
known to shake things up on I want to thank everyone
the radio airwaves. Now the who supported me. I have
best-selling author and mar- one of the best jobs in the
ried mother is taking on day- world, making a difference
time television with her very in the lives of my fans made
own talk show. all the difference to me and
"We are saddened to lose I look forward to doing the
one of our most popular personalities," same thing in my new role as a TV host.
noted Deon Levingston, Vice President My hope is that you will do your best to
and General Manager of WBLS. "But we find me on your remote so I can continue
understand what it requires to put a live to entertain and inform you each and ev-
show on television each and every day ery day."



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Stephen L. Carter loves to keep his readers guessing

By Deirdre Donahue

Yale Law School professor
Stephen L. Carter leads a dou-
ble life his best-selling novels
include The Emperor of Ocean
Park and New Englgnd White.
His latest, Jericho's Fall (Knopf,
$25.95), revolves around Jer-
icho Ainsley, a disgraced, and
dying former CIA director, and
his onetime lover. Carter, 54,
spoke with USA TODAY from
his office in New'Haven.
Q: I assumed Beck DeForde
- the heroine of Jericho's Fall
who as a Princeton undergrad
had an affair with the older,
married WASPy Ainsley was
Black. Now I read on your blog
that others assumed she was
white. Who's right?
A: I wanted it to be intrigu-
ing. I never mention her race in
the book. With at least some of
my early readers editors and
booksellers the automatic de-
fault is that she's white. For me,
it's intriguing to have a protago-
nist whose race I don't specify.
In today's America, it shouldn't

matter what race the character
is, and I shouldn't have to say.
Q: You've switched gears with
Jericho's Fall.Your other novels
were more textured. This one is
a spy thriller. Why?
A: About October, I woke up
one morning with this story in
my mind'- a shorter, quicker"
novel with the pace of the tradi-
tional thriller.
Q: You teach a class about
secrets and the law, and now
you've written a thriller about
a mentally ill former CIA direc-
tor. Can intelligence work drive
people crazy?
A: The stress can drive you
nuts. I. became interested in
mental illness among intelli-
gence professionals while re-
searching (last year's) Palace
Council. Look at James Jesus
Angleton. His mole hunt at
the CIA almost tore the agency
Q: Favorite spy novelist?
A: John le Carrn, Daniel Sil-
va and Graham Greene, whose
novels often contain theological

Q: Both Emperor of Ocean
Park and New England White
wrestle with religion and Jer-
icho's Fallhas an Episcopalian
nun as one of its main charac-
ters. How important is religion
in your life?
A: My Christian faith is cen-
tral to my life, although I make
no claim it makes me better
than other people. I get up in
the morning and read the Bible.
We go to church.
Q: Your first book, Reflec-
tions of an Affirmative Action
Baby,was published in 1991,
and now there is a Black presi-
dent. How did you feel on elec-
tion night?
A: It was hard to describe, the
excitement of realizing this is
going to happen. ... It's fair to
say most Black people did not
think that they would see it in
their lifetime.
Q: Would you like to serve in
the Obama administration?
A; I haven't been asked ... I'm
happy doing what I'm doing.
Q:You went to Yale Law
School with Sonia Sotomayor,

and you've blogged about why
. you're excited about her nomi-
nation. What qualities make
her a good candidate for the
Supreme Court?
A: I'm going to rephrase that
make it "a great candidate."
She has a wonderful and inven-
tive mind, a deep commitment
to fairness, as in fairness in the
courtroom. She writes very fine
opinions and she's very smart.
Q: For more than 40
years,you've been summering
in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vine-
yard, the vacation destination
for the Obamas. Any fun tips?
A: Relax and enjoy the ice
Q: After a diagnosis of dia-
betes and some other health
problems, you lost almost 60
pounds. How have you kept it
A: I no longer take pleasure
in food. I will eat what I need
to eat. I will never again eat for
Q: So what do you do for
A: Write.

Stephen L. Carter, author of Jericho's Fall, also is a law
professor at Yale. -Photo/ By Michael Lionstar

Morgan just keeps climbing: Film, book, Emmy nomination

By Donna Freydkin

Life is sweet for Tracy Mor-
The comedian perches on
his black leather sofa as
his 3-month-old Cane Cor-
so puppy, Sugar, nuzzles
and licks a pricey Tod's
handbag left. on the couch.
"She's a black dog. She's
going for the pocketbook,"
cracks Morgan, 40.
He has plenty to smile
about. Here, on the third
floor of an unflashy Soho
building, Morgan lives in a
spacious loft surrounded
by his companions. By the
front door is a tank housing

a tarantula and a scorpion.
Near the far wall, a shark
and eel swim in their cozy.
home. A boa and' a python
reside on the upper level of
the apartment. Sugar and
her fellow pup, a male Cor-
so named Max, sit by the
front door, greeting visitors
with copious kisses. The
space is lived-in and com-
fortable: Yes, there's a req-
uisite flat-screen TV, but
there's also a plastic tub
full of dog food.
Morgan looks around
his home with pride. Ev-
erything you see, he says,
is the "result of my hard
work and my best think-

A big step up: Tracy Morgan,
who has struggled with sobriety,
now makes headlines for his
career, including 30 Rock,
Disney's G-Force and a new Kevin
Smith comedy. -Photo/Todd Plitt

ing. My life? I'm just follow-
ing through. I was already
selected to win. I have a
Plan A and a Plan. B. You
know what my Plan B is?
There is no Plan B. I had to
make it. Three kids and a
wife on welfare when I first
started? I had to make it.
Things are not bad. I have
a long way to go."
Morgan is on his' way.
Last week he received his
first Emmy nomination
for playing loopy, rich,
emotionally unstable co-
median Tracy Jordan on-
NBC's critically beloved
but viewer-challenged sit-
com 30 Rock. This Friday,

he's starring in his first an-
imated movie, Disney's G-
Force, as Blaster, a member
of an elite squad of heroic
guinea pigs. He's spend-
ing his summer shooting
Kevin Smith's A Couple of
Dicks, a buddy comedy co-
starring Morgan and Bruce
Willis as two cops. His
memoir, I'm the New Black,
arrives Oct. 20. And on Nov.
6, he performs at Carnegie
Hall as part of the New York
Comedy Festival.
"You won't find anyone
who's more eager, willing
and ready to step into the
spotlight. He's spent the last
10 to 12 years ready for this

moment, for his close-up,"
Smith says. "Everything is
coming up Tracy. He brings
such an insane enthusiasm.
He's one of the most brilliant
ad-libbers on the planet.
Tracy is this amazing come-
dic weapon that you turn on
and step away and turn the
camera on."
Not bad for a guy who
used to make headlines for
drunken-driving arrests in-
stead of awards nomina-
, Ask Morgan about his
suddenly hot and seemingly
stable career, and he vacil-
lates between wonder and

During the South Florida Film Festival, Tony Brooks, exdirector of the SFFF; Michelle Turner, Pro-
ducer of Heaven Help Us; Shameika Hines, actress of Haitian Nights; Dr. Rudolph Moise, Actor of Hai
tian Nights; Ellie Portier and Obba Babatunde, actor of Haitian Nights gathered at the Little Haiti
Cultural Center to watch the premiere of Haitian Nights. -Photo/Tony Brooks
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Cultural Center to watch the premiere of Haitian Nights. --Phot0/Tony Brooks

Stars of Haitian Nights, Shameika
Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center with

lines (left),and Dr.Rudolph Moise, attend the movie premiere at
Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones. -Photo/Tony Brooks.

Stars turn out for the premiere of Haitian Nights
The Miami Times Staff Report

The South Florida Youth Film Workshop presented the South Florida Film Festival at the AMC The-
atres in Coconut Grove on July 16-19 in Which they debuted a variety of short films that highlighted
South Florida, the Caribbean and Africa.
The opening film, "Haitian Nights," starring a local physician, Dr. Rudolph Moise (plays Richard
Lazard) and actress Kenya Moore (plays Nadine) premiered at the Little Haiti Cultural Center on July
18. Well-known actor, Obba Babatunde, who has appeared on All My Children, A Different World and
Undercover Blues, played the role of Iklif in the film attended the premiere.
The film premiere also welcomed City of Miami's own, Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, who
was instrumental in bringing the state-of-the-art complex to fruition that includes a beautiful theater
surrounded by murals and art that promotes Haitian culture.
Melky Jean, sister of Haitian artist, Wyclef, and her husband Supreme also came out to support
the film.
The closing film of the Festival was "Heaven Help Us" starring Miami native and former American
Idol contestant, Nadia Turner and produced by her aunt, Michelle Turner.

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Whitney Houston: My daughter was &

with me every step of the way A -

Whitney Houston says her
daughter's support helped
fuel her as she geared up for
her comeback record.
"She was with me every
step of the way: 'Mom, you
can do this.' When I get
discouraged and I get like,
'This is tiring, this is wearing
me out, I'm just not at that
point,' she'd just go, 'No,
mom, you can do this, get
up, get up,'" Houston said of
15-year-old Bobbi Kristina
in an interview on Tuesday.
"She encourages me and
inspires me, when I look at
her and I look at'her eyes and
I see myself, I go, 'OK, I can
do thip. I can do this.'"
The 44-year-old superstar
is releasing I Look to You on
Sept. 1. It's her. first album
in years on Arista Records.
On Tuesday evening, she

premiered several tracks
before an industry audience
that included her only child,
mother Cissy Houston, cousin
Dionne Warwick, Alicia Keys
and Diane Sawyer.
Houston is one of the
world's best-selling artists
of all time, but her career
stalled for years and her pop
princess image imploded
as she battled drugs and
endured a troubled (and now
defunct) marriage to Bobby
The singer did not allude to
those problems as the reason
for her layoff in her interview.
Instead, she said she was
more interested in raising
her daughter than making
another album.
"I kind of got comfortable
with being left alone, just
being a moin who would

take her daughter off to
school, and who would pick
her up from school. I liked
that vibe, I liked that feeling,
because I never really had the
opportunity," said Houston.
"I was always traveling with
her all the time."
She credits her mentor,
music mogul Clive Davis,
who worked with her on the
album, with pushing her to
come back to the recording
"He called me one day and
he said, 'It's time.' And I said,
'Time for what?' And he says,
'Time for you to come back
and sing for us again,'" she
said. "It's very special and I
feel humbled to be asked to
do it again and'want to be
Davis previewed nine
tracks at the event, including

one song co-written by Alicia
Keys and two by R. Kelly.
Davi 6ster, Diane Warren
and Akon are also on the disc
as writers and collaborators.
While Houston is relishing
her return to the music, she
says she's not quite ready
to be' back in the spotlight
again. .
"I am not geared for it. It
goes alqng with the territory.
I'm still going to remain the
very quiet, private person I've
beenfor the last 10 years,"
she said. "I just want to be
recognized for my music and
for what it does and how it
inspires people and how it
makes people feel as opposed
to talking about Whitney
all the time kind of thing.
That's all done, it's passed
and I would just like to be
recognized for my music."

Black Barbie debut in Vogue Italia

By Erica Crompton

This July, Black Barbie is spectacularly
showcased in Vogue Italia's special
In July 2008, Vogue Italia created
the first Black issue sending a strong
message about the importance of
diversity to the fashion world.
And now the magazine has
replicated the Black Issue with a
special, collector Barbie supplement
that pays tribute to Barbie through
artistic photography and fashion.
It's similar to the larger Vogue Italia
book entirely dedicated to beautiful
models including Naomi Campbell,
Lyia Kebede, Sessilee Lopez and
Jourdan Dunn.
The Vogue Italia Black Issue was
conceived by Franca Sozzani, Editor-
in-Chief of Vogue Italia, who decided
to dedicate a full issue to Black models
that have reached successes in the

irnfluential areas of fashion and art. It
was her vision to extend the edition
this year to include images of Barbie.
Sozzani said: "Barbie has been an
icon for whole generations which is
why I really wanted to give a strong
sign in step with the imnes, and
dedicate the anniversary issue to
Black Barbie"
The first Black doll from Barbie
was introduced in 1967 as Black
Francie, and the first Black Barbie
doll introduced in 1980.
And this autumn sees a newer
model of black Barbie dolls called "So
In Style", designed with a new facial
sculpt that has fuller lips, a wider
nose, more distinctive cheek bones
and curlier hair.
"So In Style" Barbie dolls will be
available in a limited edition of 2,000
sold exclusively in quality toy outlets
in Italy.
As well as in the UK next year.

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Mi,...., FLORIDA, JULY 29 AUG 4, 2009

Alverto Iber,Asst. Principal at NMSH; Charles George, Chairman, Board of Trustees at Florida Memorial University; Sara Satty, student; Clarance
Dickson, retired Police.Chief; Jean-Pierre Calderon, student; Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, former NMPD Police Chief; and SRO James Stuart. Not
shown is Student Junior Delpe who was in class.

Three NMSH students receive scholarships'

The Miami Times Staff Report

Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, former North Miami
Police Chief, presented three scholarships in
the amount of $750.00 to three North Miami
Senior High graduates last week. Students
were required to write essays about the im-
portance of being a good leader and a com-
munity organizer. The recipients were select-
ed by North Miami Police School Resource
Officers, James Stewart and Willie Walden.
One scholarship was given for outstanding
leadership, in honor of the first Black police
chief in the City of Miami, Clarence Dickson;
the recipient was Jean Pierre Calderon who
wrote an essay about Dickson's career ac-
complishments and leadership style of a
major police department. Calderon's will be

attending Miami-Dade College which is the
same school that Dickson attended to be-
come a Police Officer. Calderon will major in
Criminal Justice. Calderon is also a Police
Explorer with the North Miami Police Depart-
ment and he plans to become a Police Offi-
The next scholarship was in honor of'Presi-
dent Barack Obama's work as a community
organizer and the recipient was Sara Satty
who wrote a beautiful essay about the signif-
icance of being a community organizer and
how so many people are now much more in-
volved in helping their respective communi-
ties or others in need. She included President
Obama's quote, "One of my fundamental be-
liefs from my days as a community organizer
is that real change comes from the bottom

up..." Satty will major in pre-law at Florida
Memorial University with aspiration of be-
coming an attorney.
The third scholarship was also for out-
standing leadership and the recipient was
Junior Delpe. A'quote from his essay, "Lead-
ers make the world go because they blaze
paths for others to follow. Without leaders,
there would be no followers; which would
resort to a world without guidance. Which
brings me to the question, "What would the
world be like today if Martin Luther King, Jr.
had never stated his dream, or if Rosa Parks
. had never stayed in her seat?"
Delpe's scholarship will pursue his educa-
tion at Florida International University where
he will also major in pre-law with plans to
become an attorney.

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MDC creates master's degree

opportunity for students

Creating seamless path-
ways toward advanced de-
grees and in-demand ca-
reers are at the core of Mi-
ami Dade College's (MDC)
academic and workforce
training programs. The lat-
est project is a cooperative
agreement between MDC
and St. Thomas Universi-
ty, located in Miami Gar-
The agreement will es-
tablish a smooth trans-
fer for MDC's Bachelor of
Applied Science in Pub-
lic Safety Management
graduates to St. Thomas
University's Master of Sci-
ence in Management with
a concentration in Justice
The Agreement opens
doors to a master's degree
to all MDC baccalaureate
graduates in Public Safe-
ty Management. It also
considers the scenario of
the Miami Dade County
Public High School stu-
dent who enrolls in dual
enrollment courses at Mi-
ami Dade while in high
school, graduates with a
high school diploma and
some college credits, tran-
sitions to MDC and com-
pletes a bachelor's degree
after which time he or she
pursues a master's at St.
Thomas University. In es-
sence, the agreement pro-
vides an early path to ca-
reers that are in-demand
and recession proof.
"This agreement pro-
vides a comprehensive
approach to public safety
education by combin-
ing MDC's practitioner-
based academic program

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with the more theoretical
based university man-
agement degree which
will provide students the
career readiness skills
to assume ,management
and leadership roles in
local, national and inter-
national law enforcement
organizations," said MDC
president, Dr. Eduardo J.
St. Thomas University
President, Monsignor
Franklyn M. Casale, add-
ed "The joint academic
initiative will develop our
community's potential
leaders through a mixture
of theory and.practice in
organizational change
and management. MDC
graduates have the op-
portunity to increase
their strategic thinking
abilities and bear fruit to
our community as ethical
decision makers whether
in government positions,
industry or non-profit cir-
A signing ceremony of
the agreement is sched-
uled to take place at the
college's North Campus, in
the School of Justice Build-
ing, at 2:30 p.m., Friday,
July 31.

Jobless claims rise to 554K

By Christopher S. Rugaber

The number of newly laid-
off-workers seeking jobless
benefits soared last week,
though the government
said its report again was
distorted by the timing of
auto plant shutdowns.
Unemployment insur-
ance claims have declined
steadily since the spring,
but most private econo-
mists and the Federal
Reserve expect jobs to re-
main scarce and the un-
employment rate to top 10
percent by year-end.
The Labor Department
said Thursday that its
tally of initial claims for
unemployment insurance
rose by 30,000 to a sea-
sonally adjusted 554,000.
That was above analysts'
estimates of 550,000.
The increase follows two
straight weeks of sharp
drops largely because au-
tomakers didn't lay off as
many workers as expected.
in early July. General Mo-
tors and Chrysler tempo-
rarily shut down many of
their plants earlier than
usual this year, in May
and June, after filing for

bankruptcy protection
and restructuring their
A department analyst
said the government's sea-
sonal adjustment process
expected claims to drop
sharply last week, after
the normal pattern of auto
layoffs was complete. But
that didn't happen, caus-
ing seasonally-adjusted
claims to rise.
Weekly claims remain
far above the 300,000 to
350,000 that analysts say
is consistent with a healthy
economy. New claims last
fell below 300,000 in early
2007. The lowest level this
year was 488,000 for the
week ended Jan. 3.
The total jobless ben-
efit rolls, meanwhile, fell
by a more-than-expected
88,000 to 6.2 million, the
lowest level since mid-
April. And the four-week
moving average of claims,
which normally smooths
out some volatility, fell by
19,000 to 566,000.
But the number of peo-
ple on emergency extended
state and federal programs
continued to rise. Unem
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Money tips: Adapting to change, overcompensating for success

By Farrah Gray

We live in a world driven by
money and ideals, but most no-
tably by fears. Fear of change,
fear of taking risks, fear of los-
ing, and fear of failure. Fear is
why we can easily cling to false
beliefs and let them control our
way of thinking.
In the middle of struggle it's
often difficult to stay convinced
that success is worth the price
that has to be paid. Something
tells you that "there must be an
easier way." There is an easier
way, but not one that leads to
success. It depends entirely on
what you want. If you want to

retain the option
to choose, then
part of the pay-
ment you make
is to be true to
your choice.
You can't just
bail out when the
going gets tough. There may be
a point where you have to ad-
mit 'that you made the wrong
choice or that you're just not
up to the challenge.
You have to turn yourself into
the light to see what's written
on each facet that goes into
your potential success.
Your personal strengths and
weaknesses must be identified

M ost of us think we are self-disciplined until we have to be!
Think of something you have "been meaning to do" (losing
weight, exercising every morning, etc.) For those things that
require regular practice, set our sights on doing them for one week.

in order to recognize where im-
provements are needed. Let's
begin by taking your personal
assessment as a way to gener-
ate the information necessary
for you to create the bests fit
possible between you and your
chosen lifestyle for success as
you would define it.
What's the key to creating
this fit? Simply put, the secret

to mastering your universe is,
"Pay attention!" Look carefully
at your lifestyle and work situ-
ation are choosing. Will you be
rewarded or penalized for being
who you are? What character-
istics result in rewards? Which
ones bring penalties? Practice
utilizing those attributes that
bring awards and refrain from
displaying those that result in

By practicing this daily, and
having the courage to make the
required changes, you truly can
stretch the existing "good" fit to
a "perfect" fit, on your journey
toward successful self-employ-
ment can truly become a dream
Accepting Responsibility
Pay careful attention to how
you respond when you see that
a mistake has been made.
Do you immediately blame
someone else? Do you make ex-
cuses? It takes a great deal of
confidence in yourself to admit
that a mistake has been made.

Most of us think we are self-
disciplined until we have to bel
Think of something you have
"been meaning to do" (losing
weight, exercising every morn-
ing, etc.) For those things that
require regular practice, set
our sights on doing them for
one week.
Observe how often you say
to yourself, or others, "I can't."
Resourcefulness springs from
developing an "I can" attitude
SAbility to Delay Gratification
Paying attention to how you
respond when you are required
to wait in line for a movie; for
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Millions get minimum wage increase

Hotel maids, busboys
and some of the coun-
try's other lowest-paid
workers will have their
hourly wage increased
Friday to $7.25.
"This well deserved
increase will help
workers better pro-
vide for their families
in the face of today's
economic challenges,"
said Labor Secretary
Hilda L. Solis. "I am
especially pleased that
the change will benefit
working women, who
make up two-thirds of
minimum-wage earn-
The 70-cents-an-
hour increase will im-
pact millions of work-
ers covered by the Fair

Labor Standards Act
in 30 states that have
no minimum wage or
whose minimum is at
or below the federal
The increase will
give a full-time worker
roughly $120 more a
month, according to
the federal govern-
Workers in the Dis-
trict of Columbia will
Received $8.25 an hour
because their mini-
mum wage is required
to be $1 more than the
federal minimum.
The increase is the
last of three under a
2007 law that set the
minimum at $5.85 an
hour that year, then at

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$6.55 in July 2008 and
$7.25 in July 2009.
The law also states
overtime pay must be
no less than one and
1/2 times the regular
rate after 40 hours.
The 30 states are
Alabama, Alaska, Ar-
kansas, Delaware,
Florida, Georgia,, Ida-
ho, Indiana, Kansas,
'S Louisiana, Maryland,
Minnesota, Mississip-
pi, Missouri, Montana,
Nebraska, New Jersey,
New York, North Caro-
lina, North Dakota,
Oklahoma,, Pennsylva-
* nia, South Carolina,
* South Dakota, Tennes-
l0 see, Texas, Utah, Vir-.
a ginia, Wisconsin and

Pump prices rising despite glut of gasoline

gas prices are increas-
ing around the country'
even though U.S. sup-
plies have swelled for
six weeks in a row.
Pump prices rose
the final three days
this week, including a
half cent Friday, to a
new national average
of $2.47 a gallon, ac-
cording to auto club
AAA,' Wright Express
and Oil Price Infot-
mation Service. A gal-
lon of gas is still more
than 20 cents cheaper
than it was a month
ago, and it's priced
at a major discount
to last year, when the
national average was
above $4.02.
But with so much
unused gasoline in
storage, analysts said
prices should be head-
ing even lower.:: '
That. doesn't :i m
to matter, with a lot of
gasoline futures being
bought up on the be-
lief that a number of
rosy earnings reports
from major corpora-
tions hint at a coming
rebound in 'demand
from consumers.
Gasoline futures
on Nymex have risen
every day .since' July
13 and prices have
jumped 28 cents in

less than two weeks.
. "There's just a crowd
behavior, and it's forc-
ing prices above what
it should be," said
Fred. Rozell, retail
pricing director at Oil
Price Information Ser-
vice. "People are act-
ing emotionally."
Crude prices also
rallied this week as
the Dow Jones indus-
trial average increased
11. percent in the last
nine days and passed
Sthe 9,000 mark for the
first time since Janu-
Sary. '
Benchmark crude
for September delivery
rose 89 cents to settle
at $68.05 a barrel Fri-
day on the New York
Mercantile Exchange.
Like gasoline fu-
tures, crude moved
higher this week;, as
the stock- market ral-
lied and :companies
reported strong sec-
ond-quarter earnings.
"We haven't seen
demand increase yet,
but all the good news
about the economy
seems to be adding
fuel to the fire," said
Gerard Rigby, an en-
ergy analyst with Fuel
First Consulting in
Sydney. "Just the fact
that things are im-"
proving is enough' to,

change the sentiment
of a lot of people."
Most second-quar-
ter' corporate results
have beaten analyst
expectations, but re-
ports late Thursday
from Microsoft Corp.,
American Express Co.
and Amazon.com dis-
appointed investors,
giving a mixed picture .
about a recovery..
The' Organizationi.

of Petroleum Export-
ing Countries says it's
concerned / about the.
build in gasoline sup-
plies in the U.S., and
how that may eventu-
ally force crude prices
lower than its mem-
bers want. The group.
was able to cinch pro-
duction earlier this.
year and prices te-
bounded, but some
members have losened

the. spigots for badly
needed cash.
OPEC crude pro-
duction increased in
April, May and June,
according to the orga-
nization's July report.
In that period, An-
gola leapfrogged Nige-
ria as Africa's largest
oil producer. Nigeria's
production has been
slowed as militants
tack its, energy infr-

In other Nymex
trading, .gasoline for
August, delivery add-
ed less than a penny
to settle at $1.9159
a gallon and heating
oil rose 1.69 cents to
settle at $1.7813 a
gallon. Natural gas for
August delivery jumped
14.5 cents to settle at
.$3.695 per 1,000 cubic

Report shOws Obamals housing plan not promising

By Alan Zibel

Washington The
Obarma administra-
tion's effort to persuade
mortgage companies to
lower payments for up
to four million home-
owners could fall short
of its goal, according to
congressional investi-
The Government Ac-'
countability office said
Thursday the admin-
istration's projections
that its loan modifica-
tion plan could help
three to four million
borrowers "may be

overstated" because
it's based on uncertain
assumptions about the
mortgage market and
overall economic; con-
In March, the
Obama administration
launched a plan to
give the lending indus-
try up to $50 billion in
financial incentives to,
modify mortgages for
struggling borrowers.
As of this week, 31
mortgage companies
had signed up, and
about 180,000 bor-
rowers were enrolled
in three-month trial

'While the Treasury
Department estimates
that about 65 percent
of borrowers at least
two months behind on
their mortgages will
sign up, the, actual
rate of responses is
more likely to be about
50 percent, the report
says. :
In a letter respond-
ing to the GAO report,
Herbert Allison', Trea-
sury's assistant secre-
tary for financial sta-
bility, acknowledged
that is was difficult to
estimate' how many

people' the program, mortgage bills., Eperts
will reach. The govern- don't expect foreclo-
ment will update esti- stores to'peak until the
mates of its cost and middle of next year,;
how .many borrowers .: Amid complaintsby-
will participate, he .housing counselors
.wrote. ., that borrowers still
Since the plan was face long and frustrat-

announced, foreclo-
sures'have continued
to soar. RealtyTrac
Inc. reported last week
that U.S. households
on the verge of losing
their homes jumped
nearly 15 percent in the
first half of the year as
more people lost their
jobs and were unable
to pay, their monthly

ing delays, government
officials have been in-
creasing pressure on
the, 31 participating
mortgage companies
to add more staff and
beef up training.
Treasury Secretary
Timothy Geithner and
Housing Secretary
Shaun Donovan have
summoned mortgage

company executives to
a Tuesday meeting at
the Treasury Depart-
ment and plan next
month to publish a
detailed breakdown
how each company is
The administra-
tion's progress, "has
been substantial," Al-
lison wrote, noting that
"there has never before
been a government
program designed to
incentivize mortgage
modification and help
struggling homeown-
ers on the scale of (this)

FAU among top institutions in producing degrees for minorities

Florida Atlantic
University was ranked
as one of the top 100
four-year colleges
and universities in
the nation \ conferring
bachelor's degrees
on minority students
according to a survey
in Diverse: Issues in
Higher Education, a
magazine published
bi-weekly that informs
leaders from academe,
industry and public
policy about current
trends and issues that
are going on in the
United States.
"Florida Atlantic

University continues
to see an increase in
its diverse student
population, which
only emphasizes the
unique and innovative
opportunities that this
university has to offer,"
said FAU President
Frank T. Brogan.
"FAU is a first-class
academic environment,
'and it thrills me to see
these students take
advantage of its quality
For the 2007-2008
academic year, FAU
was ranked 12th in the,
nation in conferring

bachelor's degrees
on Black students.
FAU also ranked
33rd in the nation for
bachelor's degrees in
all disciplines, or all
majors, combined,
as conferred on total
FAU's student
population of
approximately 26,000
showcases diversity,
with 57 percent of the
student body being
Caucasian, 17 percent
Blacks, 17 percent
Hispanic, 4 percent
international and 5
percent Asian.


Avonhwill cut 1,200 jobs by 2013

By Betsy Vereckey suit in a second-quar-
ter charge of approxi-
NEW YORK Avon mately $90 million, or
Products Inc. said last 19 cents per share, in-
week that it will elimi- cluding a one-time re-
nate about 1,200 posi- structuring tax charge
tions,,or about 2.8 per- of 5 cents per share
cent of its overall work and costs from a previ-
force,\ by 2013 as part ous restructuring.
of restructuring efforts The second-quarter
amid a recession that charge includes costs
has dampened demand to realign supply chain
for the company's cos- manufacturing opera-
metics. tions, mostly in North
The revamp will af- America and parts of
fect about 2,300 posi- Europe.
tions worldwide, which "When fully imple-
includes job open- mented, the initiatives
ings as the company approved to date reflect
restructures its op- almost half the costs to
erations, according to ,implement the, 2009
spokeswoman Sharon restructuring program,
Samuel. and are expected to
"Jobs will be creat- generate approximate-
ed even as others are ly 60 percent of the
eliminated," she said. targeted- annualized
Avon shares rose savings," said Charles
a penny to $28.83 in Cramb, vice chairman,
morning trading. chief finance and strat-
The revamp will re- egy officer.

New York saw most claims

continued from 5D
ployment insurance
recipients can receive
up to 53 weeks of addi-
tional benefits from the
emergency programs,
on top of the 26 weeks
typically provided by
the states.
When the extended
benefit rolls are in-
cluded, mrpoe th'aS' 9.1
million people received
jobless benefits for the
week of July 4, the lat-
est data available.
The recession, which
started in December
2007 and is the lon-
gest since World War
II, has eliminated a
net total of 6.5 mil-
lion jobs. The unem-
ployment rate in June-
rose to 9.5 percent, a
26-year high.
More job cuts were
announced last week,
many by major air-
Houston-based Con-
tinental Airlines Inc.
reported a quarterly
loss of $213 million
and said it would slash

1,700 more jobs on top
of 1,200 already an-
nounced. Southwest
Airlines Co., which has
never laid off workers,
announced that 1,400
employees about
4 percent of its work
force took offers of
cash and travel ben-
efits to. leave the Dal-
las-based coitipiny.
Among the-'" states,
New" "York -reported
the largest increase
in initial claims, with
12,504, which it at-
tributed to higher lay-
offs in the construc-
tion and transporta-
tion industries. The
next largest increases
were reported by North
Carolina, Florida, Mis-
souri and Tennessee.
The state data lags
initial claims by one
Michigan reported.
the largest decrease,
with 6,648, which it
attributed to fewer lay-
offs in most industries.
Massachusetts, New
Jersey, Indiana and
California reported the
next largest drops.

Risk taking is key

continued from 5D

our spouse or friend
to get ready; or to pur-
chase something you
just can't do without!
Ability to Sacrifice
Give up something
no steak for a month;
no shopping on the
weekend, no break
during work for a day.
The stronger your at-
tachment to the item
of sacrifice, the better
Accepting Criticism
Do something you're
not very good at! Then,
seek the opinion of
someone whose hon-
esty you value. Pay
careful attention to
how you feel and re-
spond when you are
Flexibility in Think-
Choose three rou-
tines that you regu-
larly adhere to op-
erational procedures
under your control at
work, the organization
scheme of your garage,
etc. Develop new ways
of doing things!
Support Network
Join a local busi-

ness group or create
your own. Include
family/friends in the-
development phases
of your business. The
more understanding
the people close to you
have of your dream,
the easier it will be
for them to buy into it
and provide the sup-
port you need.
Energy level'
For one week, get up
an hour earlier and go
to bed an hour later
than normal. Observe
how this affects your
mood and your perfor-
Risk-Taking Ability
The most important
thing to remember in
learning to take risks
is to carefully calcu-
Slate the up and down
side to each potential
opportunity. Begin
slowly! Personal attri-
butes are both the eas-
iest and the hardest to
change They are easy
to change in that we
are the only ones who
have control over who
we are and how we be-
have. Practical applica-
tion will yield positive



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3650 NW 36th St.
Miami, FI 33142


STARTING AT: $698.00


1553 NW 36TH STREET.

(305) 635- 9505

*Income restrictions apply,-
,rents are subject to

One and two bedrooms.
We work with bad credit.
Remodeled, ceramic tile,
central air, laundry machine,,'
appliances, quiet, parking '
and FREE WATER. 78,6- -
1545 N.W. 8 Avenue

115 N.E. 78 Street
Three and two bdrms, from
$835, nice and clean, laun-
dry room, parking. Section

1212 N.W. 1 Avenue
,One bedroom, one bath,
$500, stove, refrigerator, air.
-305-642-7080- '
S1215 N.W.'103 Lane
Two bedrooms $750.
Blue Lake Village
Call 305-696-7667

1229 N.W.'1 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$550, stove, refrigerator, air.

135 N.W. 18 STREET
Two bedrooms,one bath.
$500 monthly. All appli-
ances included. Free 19
inch LCD TV. Call Joel 786-

140 N.W, 13 Street
One month to move in. Two
bedrooms, one bath, $529. .
786-236-1144/305-642- "_*

140 S.W. 6 St. HOMESTEAD
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$500 monthly

14100-40 N.W. 24 Court
First Month Rent Plus $100
security! One bedroom, one
bath $650, two bedrooms,
one bath $775.
Call 786-287-0682

1425 NW 60th Street
One bedroom, one bath. $625
monthly. Includes refrigerator,
stove, central air water $925
to move in.
Call 786-290-5498

1545 NW 8 AVENUE
One bedroom $650
Twd bedrooms $760
Ceramic tile, carpet, laun-
dry, parking, appliances,
quiet, safe. Call 786-506-
156 N.E. 82nd Street
One bdrm $650, Two bdrm
$800. No deposit.

15600 N.W. 7th Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
Call 786-237-1292

180 NW 17 Street
One bedroom, one bath. Qui-
et. $500 monthly.

1801 N.W. 2nd Avenue
Two bedroom, one bath
$600 mthly, $900 to move ,
In. All appliances Included.
Free 20 inch flat screen
Call Joel 786-355-7578

190 N.W. 51st Street
One bedroom. $680 monthly,
$680 to move in.



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1921 NW 59 STREET
Ready to move in. Two bed-
rooms, one bath, new carpet
In living room. stove, refrig-
erator, washer and dryer, air
included. Spacious kitchen.
$750 monthly, $1500 to move
in. 305-323-5795 or 305-653-

1969 N.W. 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$550, Stove, refrigerator, air,
free water. 305-642-7080

210 N.W. 17 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$475 305-642-7080

2972 N.W. 61 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$550. Free Water.

3669 Thomas Avenue
One bedroom $550, two
Bedrooms $650, stove,
refrigerator, air. $650. '
305-642-7080 *

419 NW 41 STREET
Two bdrms, one bath, spa-
cious, hardwood floors, ap-
pliances included, big yard.
$1100 mthly. 305-896-3976

458 N.W. 7 Street
One bedroom, very nice. Call

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

Large three bedrooms, two
baths, terrace, all appliances.
$1100 monthly. Section 8 wel-
come. 305-984-4007

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

5509 N.W. Miami Court
One bdrm, one bath. $600
mthly, first, last, security.

6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$520-$530 monthly. One
bedroom, $485 monthly, win-
dow bars and iron gate doors.
Free water and gas. Apply at:
2651 N. W. 50 Street
or Call 305-638-3699.

6832 N.W. 5th Place
Studio, $105 weekly, $450 to
move in. 786-286-2540 '

6950 N.W. 8th Avenue
Newly remodeled studio apt.,
$450-$500, Section 8 okI
Call 305-675-1740.

7153,N.W; 1 Court
One bedroom, utilities
included, refrigerator, stove.,
$550 monthly. $800 to move
in. 786-970-5749

731 N.W. 56th Street
One bdrm, one bath.
Call 305-205-1665

7519 North Miami Avenue
One bdrm, one bath. Reno-
vated, new appliances, park-
ing. Section 8. HOPWA OK.
$650. Call 305-754-7900. ,
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

7527 North Miami Avenue
One bdrm, one bath. Reno-
vated, new appliances, park-
ing. Section 8. HOPWA OK.
$700. Call 305-754-7900.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

7601 N.E. 3 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath. Re-
modeled kitchen new floors,
security negotiable.
Call 305-525-0338

7619 N.E. 3rd COURT
One bedroom, one bath, tile
Floor, kitchen. 786-286-2540

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

New, one, two, and four
bdrms. Section 8 Welcomedl
Call 786-355-5665

Move in with first months rent
Remodeled one, two, and
three bedrooms, air, appli-
ances, laundry and gate.
From $450. 100 N.W. 11 St.

Two bedrooms, two baths,
penthouse, ocean view.
$1375 monthly. 1000
square feet.
Section 8 Welcome
786-260-5708 Cell
305-652-2257 Office

Two bedrooms, one bath,
wraparound waterview, gym,
pool, jacuzzi, 24 hour secu-
rity, underground parking.
Furnished: $1800
Unfurnished: $1700.
Arlene 305-725-6222

Luxury Three bedrooms, '
two baths plus den, stain-
less steel appliances, tiled
throughout. $1500 monthly.
1700 square feet.
Section 8 Welcome
786-260-5708 Cell
305-652-2257 Office
Three bdrms, one bath, Sec-
tion 8. $1050. 305-979-5178.

Miami Gardens Area
Townhouse, two bedrooms,
two baths. 3785 N.W. 213
Terrace. Call 954-442-8198
or 850-321-3798.

Spacious one bedroom, one
bath. Garden view on lake
in gated community. $850
monthly. First, last and appli-
cation fee. 305-962-9218

15600 N.W. 7 AVENUE
Very nice one bedroom con-
dominium. $750 monthly.
Section 8 OK. 786-274-2409

Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka. Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same day
approval. For more informa-
Close to Miami Avenue
on N.E. 84th Street
One bedroom and efficiency
for rent. Call 305-970-5574

All applications accepted.
Easy qualify. Move in
One bedroom, one bath,
$495 ($745), two bedrooms,
one bath, $595 ($895).
Free water
Leonard 786-236-1144
Beautiful one bedroom, $540
monthly, apartment in gated
community on bus lines.
Call 305-638-3699

750 N.W. 56 Street. Nice one
and two bedrooms. Gas and
water included. Section 8 OK.
$700-$825. 786-274-2409

N. DADE Section 8 OKI
One and -two bdrms. No De-
posit For Section 8.

Two bedrooms, $800 mthly.
Call Gloria 954-437-8034.

Sanford Apt.
1907 N.W. 2nd Court
Nice, two bdrms, air, window
shades, appliances. Free hot
water. Tenant pays for cold
water. $410 monthly plus
$200 deposit. 305-665-4938
or 305-498-8811.

19 N.W. 51 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
hardwood floors, appliances
included, terrace view. $700
monthly. 305-896-3976

One bdrm, one bath apt.,
S $550 per month.
-Two bdrms., one bath apt.,
$650 per month.
Two bdrms., one bath
house, $850 per month.
All appliances Included.
Call Joel 786-355-7578 -

3927 NW 207 STREET
Large three bedrooms, one
bath, central air. $875 month-
ly, $1750 move in. Not Sec-
tion 8 approved.

Two bedrooms, two baths,
newly renovated, gated com-
munity. $1050 monthly. First,
last and application fee.

1130 N.W. 88 Street
Completely remodeled, two
and three bedrooms, all ap-
pliances, water and central
air. Call 305-305-4665

130 N.E. 66 Street
Two .bedrooms, one bath.
$750 monthly, fenced yard,
newly renovated. First month
and security. 305-401-6627

13315 Alexandria Drive
Two bedrooms, one bath
$800 monthly, plus first and
last. Section 8 okl

14 Ave. and 37 St.
Three bdrms, air. Section 8
OK. $1000 mthly.

165 NE 65 STREET
Two bdrm, one bath, Section
8 or Miami City welcome!

1873 NW 43 Street
Two bdrms, one bath,
walk-in closets, appliances,
central air, bars, freshly
painted. Section 8 OK. 786-

2306 NW 102 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath, wa-
ter included. $900 monthly.

Huge three bdrms, two baths,
brand new, central air. $1367
monthly. 305-793-0002

2743 NW 47 STREET
Two bedrooms, one batlh,
new kitchen and bath, ce-
ramic tile. central air, $1050
monthly, Section 8 welcome.

3004 NW 52 STREET
One bedroom, one bath.
Quiet residential neighbor-
hood. $600 monthly. Water
included. 786-282-6322

3101 .NW 133 Street
Huge' one bdrm, one bath,
newly remodeled, Section 8,-
welcome. 786-797-7878

3503 N.W. 11 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$700 Monthly, $2000 to
move in. 305-282-7953

364 N.W. 59 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
stove, air, refrigerator.

38 N.E. 64 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath.,
$675 monthly, includes wa-
Call 305-267-9449

3873 NW 164 STREET
Large three bedrooms, two
baths, central air, tile flooring.
Call John 305-801-7305

4135 N.W. 24 Ave.
Two bedrooms, appliances,
central air and heat. $900
mthly. Section 8 OK.

5420 N.W. 5 Court
Large three bdrms, two baths.
$1200 monthly, $1000 secu-
rity. Call 786-488-2264

572 N.E. 65th Street
Two bedrooms one bath $800
monthly, $500 security. Call

5901 SW 26 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath,
large back yard, tile, central
air, washer and dryer hook
up, water included. $900
monthly. Section 8 welcome.

6400 N.W. 15th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$650 monthly, $1000
dep.,Section 8 okl 786-246-

68 N.W. 45th Street
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air $850. 786-431-5520

745 NW 107 STREET
Two bedrooms. $895.

8092 NW 5 COURT
Two bedrooms, two baths,
water included. $875
monthly. 305-218-1227

3737 Charles Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath duplex
located in Coconut Grove.
Near schools and buses.
$595 monthly, $595 security
deposit, $1190 total to move
in. 305-448-4225 or apply at:
3737 Charles Terrace

Two bedrooms, one bath and
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 OK. 305-759-9171

One and two bedrooms start-
ing at $525. 305-749-6749

Two bedrooms $850, two
bedrooms $850.
Design Realty MGMT

100 N.W. 14th Street
Newly renovated, fully
furnished, utilities and cable
(HBO, BET, ESPN), free
local and nationwide calling,
24 hour security camera,
$185 wkly, $650 mthly.

1075 NW 76 ST REAR
$550 monthly, plus security.
Appliances and air.

1140 N.W. 79 Street
One bdrrm, one bath, $550.
Free water.'.Mlr Willie #109
12325 N.W. 21st Place
Efficiency available.
Call 954-607-9137

5541 N.W. Miami Court
Newly renovated, fully
furnished, utilities and cable
(HBO, BET, ESPN), property
protected by security camera
24 hours, from $185 wkly to
$650 monthly. 305-751-6232.

Furnished, utilities included.

2125 N.W. 36 STREET
Efficiencies and one bed-,
rooms. Gas and water
included. Section 8 OK.
$525-$600. 786-274-2409

Sanford Apt.
1907 N.W. 2nd Court
Nice efficiency, furnished, air,
window shades, appliances.
Free gas. $360 monthly plus
$200 deposit. 305-665-4938
or 305-498-8811.

2164 N.W. 83RD Terrace
SW HOMESTEAD AREA Two bdrms. $1050 mthly.
Near busway, $395. Section 8 Ok. Rent with op-
305-632-9092 tion to buy. 786-306-2349

Furnished Rooms. . 2310 W-Bunche Park Dr
1426 N.W. 70th Street Tnree bedrooms. one bath,
$300-$350 Monthly 30580 165


1600 N.W. 74th Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728.

1775 N.W. 151st Street
Fully furnished, refrigerator,
microwave, cable, air and
heat. Two locations.
Call 954-678-8996

1887 N.W. 44th Street
$450 monthly. $650 moves
you in. 305-637-9359

2010 N.W. 55 TERRACE
One room, central air and
appliances. $125 weekly.

2957.N.W. 44 STREET
Furnished, 305-693-101.7,

3290 N.W. 45 St.
Clean room, $350 monthly.

3370 N.W. 214 St.
$120 Weekly. 305-215-8585

4712 NW 16 AVE
S$85 weekly, utilities, kitchen,
bath, air. 305-218-1227

$125 weekly, cable and utili-
ties included. $350 moves
you in. 786-306-2349

By Downtown/Overtown
Rooms $200 down, and $110
weekly. 786-350-5893

East Miami Gardens Area
Clean furnished rooms. $425
monthly. Move in, no deposit.
Call 305-621-1017

Private entrance with bath,
air and cable. 305-343-2732

Nice and clean, free cable,
air, $125 weekly, $200 to
move in. 786-426-6263

Rooms $380 to $450 with air.
No deposit. 786-357-1395

1060 N.W. 53 STREET
Two bedrooms one bath.
Large yard. 305-758-1492

1122 N.W. 74 Street
Three bedrooms one bath.
$1300 mthly, $2600 to move
in. 305-632-2426

North Miami Beach 125 N.W. 196 Street
Beautiful two bedrooms, one Three bedroom, two bath
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2520 NW 162 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air. $1095 monthly.

2791 N.W. 154 TERRACE
Five bedrooms, two baths,
central air. tile, $1850 mthly.

2821 N.W. 171 Street
Three bdrm, one bath, $1300
monthly. 305-542-5184

3028 NW 8 ROAD
Near Ft. Lauderdale swap
shop. Three bedrooms.
$895. 786-306-4839

3880 NW 171 TERRACE
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1400 monthly. Section 8 OK.
Drive by then call:

434 N.W. 82 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1100. 561-584-2263

4915 NW 182 STREET
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1400 mthly. 305-606-3369

5523 N.W. 21 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
double lot. 786-237-1292

563 N.W. 22 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
newly renovated. $950 mthly.
Section 8 OK. 305-751-8865

6717 N.W. 6 AVENUE
Three bedrooms, two baths,
big yard, central air. Section 8
accepted. 786-326-2789

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

7801 N.W. 2nd Court
Small two bedroom, one
bath, $600 monthly, $1200 to
move in. 305-479-3632

924 NW 29 STREET
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1350 monthly. Also avail-
able, two bedrooms, one
Call 786-262-7313

Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1450 monthly. 786-506-3881

Lovely three bedrooms, two
baths. $1350 monthly. Sec-
tion 8 OK. Also available:
One bedroom duplex, $600
and efficiencies, $500.

bath. Great area. $875, first $1,uuvv IImoIVu y. Ierre .uV-
and last. Call 305-970-6367 758-6133 or 305-962-1814.

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1344 N.W. 68 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath. ,
Section 8 OK. 305-693-1017,

1370 N.W. 118 Street
Five bedrooms, three baths,
new tile throughout, all new
central air, washer, dryer.
New appliances. Section
8 OK $1750 negotiable.
FREE 19 inch LCD Ty
Call 305-525-1271

14082 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Four bedrooms, two baths,
new townhouse located in
nice area, Section 8 ok! Only
$999 security deposit.

1530 N.E. 151stTerrace
Three bdrms, two baths,
$1100, 786-419-5734.

15920 N.W. 26 AVENUE
Four bedrooms, two baths.
Section 8. 786-286-2540

Four bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 Fort Lauderdale.

1725 NW 132 STREET
Great home! Updated and
remodeled. Two master bed-
rooms, huge family room, ja-
cuzzi bath, hot tub on patio.
Call Sandy
Linda Marx Realty

1831 Wilmington Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with air. 786-356-1457

1852 NW 85 STREET
Three bdrm, one bath. $1200
monthly. 786-306-6090

1950 N.W. 60 STREET
Four bedrooms, two baths.
Section 8. 786-263-1590

20452 NW 44 CT
Lovely four bedrooms, two
baths, fenced yard. Excellent
condition. Call Sandy
Linda Marx Realty

Free estimate. 305-510-

Three bedrooms, $1200 to
$1400. 305-757-7067
Design Realty

Five bdrm, three bath. $1800
Section 8. 305-979-5178

Three bedrooms, two baths,
'newly renovated, large yard.
$1250 monthly. First, last and
application fee.

Three and four bedroom, two
bath homes. Tile floors, cen-
tral air, new baths and kitch-
ens. $950 to $1300. Bars,
fenced, $2350 to $3250 move
in. Not Section 8 sanctioned.
Terry Dellerson Broker

Four bdrms, two baths, $1200
mthly. Owner financing.
1-800-242-0363 ext. 3644

5016 NW 2 AVE
Huge three bedrooms, two
baths, tile floors, appliances
included, gated with parking
$1300 mthly. 305-896-3976

Furnished house for short
time rental. 305-318-6939

Commercial Property
1520 NW 61 STREET
Cash Cowl
All units newly renovated.
Well managed and
Well Maintained
Call Bob 305-495-8873


1245 N.W. 86 STREET
Totally renovated three bed-
rooms, one bath, central air.
No qualifying, owner financ-
ing, low down payment.
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bdrms, two baths; $199,000,
as low as $175,000 if quali-
fied first time home buyer.
Also available, four bdrms,
two baths at an attractive
price. Call 786-859-3772

Call Cynthia, 786-587-4332

Two, three and four
bedroom homes avail-
able. $1900 $2900 down
payment. 580 credit score
needed. North Dade and
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Pick up list at office.
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Plumbing, electrical, roof,
washer, dryer. 786-273-1130

Central air installation
and repair plus appliance
repair. Stoves, refrigera-
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communication skills re-
quired to coordinate collec-
tion process, and cash flow.
Two years exp. Fax resume
to 305-758-3617.

Mystery Shoppers
Earn up to $100 per day un-
dercover shoppers needed
to judge retail and dining
establishments. Experience
not required.
Call 877-471-5682

In-house position requires
highly motivated, profes-
sional individuals for fast
paced office. Sales experi-
ence required. Generate
your own leads. Type 45
wpm, be organized and I
computer literate. Excellent
written and oral communi-
cation skills.
Fax resume to:
Drug Free Work Place

Part-time position avail-
able Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Monday. Busy
newspaper needs experi-
enced receptionist.
Please fax resume to
305-694-6211 or e-mail to
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Must pass background
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You must be available be-
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current Driver License.
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Personals .
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Verizon eyes 8,000 job cuts

By Sinead Carew

Verizon Communica-
tions Inc (VZ.N) posted
a lower quarterly profit
and said it .would cut
8,000 jobs in its wire-
line business, as weak-
ness in wholesale and-
corporate segments
overshadowed wireless
Verizon whose shares
fell 2.6 percent on

Monday morning, said
it would accelerate
cost cuts in its landline
business, with new
layoffs amounting to
3.4 percent of its work-
force of 235,000 em-
ployees. They come on
top of 8,000 job cuts in
the last year.
"Clearly the broader
economic issues are
affecting the business,"
Chief Financial Officer

John Killian told ana-
lysts on a conference
call. In particular he
cited delays to big tele-
com projects at corpo-
rate clients as well as
job cuts, which reduce
business telephone
"We're hoping as we
go further into the year
we'll see some recovery
in employment and in
the economy," Killian

told Reuters in a tele-
phone interview.
In addition to the up-
coming cutbacks Veri-
zon also plans to "sig-
nificantly reduce the
wirelirie cost structure
over the next 12 to 18
months," Killian told
Verizon's second
quarter results were
largely in line with Wall
Street expectations.

While revenue rose 0.2
percent in its mass-
market segment, in-
cluding home phones
and small businesses,
it was offset by de-
clines in wholesale and
Operating revenue
rose 11 percent to
$26.86 billion in the
second quarter, and
compared with the av-
erage analyst estimate

of $26.85 billion, ac-
cording to Reuters Es-
Verizon Wireless,
the biggest U.S. mo-
bile service, said it saw
competition pick up
in June after the lat-
est iPhone from Apple
Inc (AAPL.O) went on
sale at its biggest rival
AT&T Inc (T.N), which
has exclusive U.S.
rights to iPhone.

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Accidents Arrests
DUI 8 Tickets Bankruptcy

July consumer confidence drops Pernal Injury DrcCudy
100's of Lawyers Statewide

By John Parry, Reuters

New York Con-
sumer confidence
declined in July
to its lowest ebb
since April, a survey
showed Friday, even
as some economists
suggest the longest
recession in decades
may be easing.
The Reuters/Uni-
versity of Michigan
Surveys of Con-
sumers said its fi-
nal July consumer
sentiment reading
fell to 66.0 from
June's 70.8. That
was slightly higher
than economists'
median expectation

of 65.0, according
to a Reuters poll.
The index of con-
sumer expecta-
tions fell to 63.2 in
July's final read-
ing, from 69.2 in
"Consumers be-
lieve that the eco-
nomic free-fall is
now over, but con-
sumers see little
reason to believe
the stimulus poli-
cies will improve
their financial
condition anytime
soon," according
to a statement ac-
companying the
On the long-term

Banks end borrowing from

Fed emergency program

By Jeannine Aversa

Washington Banks
trimmed borrowing
from the Federal Re-
serve's emergency
lending facility over the
past week and cut back
on other programs de-
signed to ease the fi-
nancial crisis, a sign
that some credit prob-
lems are easing.
The Fed said Thurs-
day that commercial.
banks averaged $33.7
billion in daily bor-
rowing over the week.
That was down from
$34.5 billion in the
week ended July 15.
The identities of the
financial institutions
are not released. They
pay almost one per-
cent in interest for the
emergency loans.
The weekly lending
report also showed
the Fed's net holdings
of "commercial paper"
averaged $110 billion,
a decrease of $1.9 bil-
lion from the previous
Corimercial paper is
the crucial short-term
debt that companies
use to pay everyday
expenses, which the
Fed began buying
under the first-of-its-
kind program on Oct.
27, a time of intensi-
fied credit problems.
The central bank has
said about $1.3 trillion
worth of commercial
paper would qualify.
The report also
showed the Fed
ramped up its pur-
chases of mortgage-
backed securities
guaranteed by Fan-
Snie Mae, Freddie Mac
and Ginnie MaLe. They
averaged $537 billion
over the past week,
up $48.3 billion from
the previous week.
The goal of the pro-
gram. which started
on Jan. 5, is to drive
down mortgage rates
and help the housing
Mortgage rates, how-
ever, nudged up this
week, after falling for
three straight weeks.
Still, the hous-
ing market showed
signs of life in June

as sales of previously
occupied homes rose
for the third straight
month, the National
Association of Real-
tors said Thursday.
That helped push the
Dow Jones industrials
above 9,000 for the
first time since early
Squeezed banks
borrow from the Fed
when they have trou-
ble getting the mon-
ey elsewhere. -At the
height of the financial
crisis last fall, inves-
tors cut banks off and
shifted money into
safer Treasury securi-
ties. Financial institu-
tions hoarded much
of their cash, rather
than lending it to each
other or customers.
That lockup in lending
has contributed to the
longest recession since
World War II.

outlook, 58 percent
of respondents said
they expect bad
times, up from 49
percent in May.
Lower 'income
and less favorable
job prospects in
'the next year are
key factors making
consumers anxious
about their finan-
cial position, the
statement said.
"People are a little
more worried about
the economy, es-
pecially over the'
labor market and
what's happen-

ing in Washington.
It's still consistent
'with the picture
that the economy
is bottoming out,
but you are not
going to get a big
bounce in consum-
er spending," said
David Wyss, chief
economist with
Standard & Poor's
Ratings Services in
New York.
The current
conditions index
slipped to 70.5 in
the final July read-
ing, from 73.2 in

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located at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for the


Detailed specifications for this bid are available at the City of Miami,
Purchasing Department, website at www.miamigov.com/procurement
Telephone No. 305-416-1906.


Pedro G. Hernandez
City Manager

AD NO. 003590


Pursuant. to Section 2-33 of the Code of the City of Miami,
Florida, as amended, Mayor Manuel Diaz has called a
special meeting of the Miami City Commission on August
6, 2009 at 2:00 PM, at Miami City Hall located at 3500 Pan
American Drive. The purpose of this meeting is to address the
First Reading of the Miami 21 Ordinance. No other business
shall be conducted outside of that indicated above.

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 ensure 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 needing 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



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

Interested parties may also visit or call:

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

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

These solicitations are subject to the "Cone of Silence" in
accordance with County Ordinance No. 98-106.
Miami-Dade County has streamlined the process for accepting
bids and proposals by requiring vendor affidavits only once -
at the time of vendor registration.

Starting June 1, 2008, vendors will be able to provide required
affidavits one time, instead of each time they submit a bid or proposal.
Solicitations advertised after June 1st will require that all vendors
complete the new Vendor Registration Package before they can be
awarded a new County contract. Obtain the Vendor Registration
Package on-line from the DPM website.





PROJECT NAME: MIA Westside Booster Pump Station

Sealed Bids for the Project designated above will be received for and in behalf of Miami-Dade County, by the Office of the Clerk, in the Stephen P. ClarkCenter, Suite 17-202, 111 N.W. First Street, Miami, Florida,
33128 until 1:00 P.M. September the 2th, 2009 or as modified by addendum, at which time all Bids will be taken to a room to be designated by the Clerk of the Board in said Stephen P. Clark Center. Bids are to be
submitted in two envelopes. Bids received after the time and date specified will not be considered. Envelopes "A" of Bids, containing only the Schedule of Intent Affidavit(s) will be publicly opened and the names of the
Bidders read aloud. Upon notification by the Department of Small Business Development, bidders may correct defects on the Schedule of Intent Affidavit(s) within forty-eight (48) hours after bid submission. Envelopes
B of Bids, containing all of the remaining bidding documents, from Bidders that have not been rejected as not responsive will be opened publicly and read aloud forty-eight (48) hours after the bid submission date and
non-responsive bids will not be opened. Bidders are invited to be present at each opening. The County reserves the right to postpone or cancel the bid opening at any time prior to the scheduled opening of bids.

IN GENERAL THE WORK COMPRISES: The project will provide a sanitary sewer booster pump station in order to create a discharge connection on the west side of Miami International Airport (MIA). The work is
to construct a sanitary sewer booster pump and associated force main pipes. Including but not limited to the construction of a pump house and related emergency generator and switch gear. The pump station site is
bounded by N.W. 72nd AVE.and N.W. 16th STREET and Milam Dairy Road, just north of the existing FPL Sub-Station. The proposed 16-inch force main pipe will connect to an existing 12-inch force main pipe under
N.W. 16th Street to the proposed sewer Booster Station and will connect to an existing 48 inch force main pipe Under Milam Dairy Road, owned and operated by Miami Dade Water & Sewer Department.

BID DOCUMENTS: The Miami-Dade Aviation Department will make the Bid Documents available, on August 6, 2009, for inspection by individuals by appointment only, on business days during the hours of 9:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. at The Miami-Dade Aviation Department offices within Building 5A of the Miami International Airport (4200 N.W. 36th Street) Interested parties are to schedule an appointment to review the Bid Documents
through the MDAD Project Manager, Mr. Ricardo Solorzano, Tel. 305-876-7809. The duration of each appointment will not exceed two (2) hours. However, the Department may schedule additional time slots (not
to run consecutively with the original appointment), if available. At the time of the appointment, and prior to any Bid Document review, interested parties will be required to present current, government issued, pic-
ture identification (e.g., Driver's License, United States Passport), documentation that they are licensed architect, engineer, or contractor who may perform work on, or related to, the Project, and sign and notarize a
Confidentiality Affidavit certifying that the company and each authorized employee agrees, that in accordance with Florida Statutes 119.071(3)(b) and one or more of the following Florida Statutes, 281.301 and
331.22, to maintain the information contained in the Bid Documents as being exempt from the provision of Florida Statute 119.07(1) and 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution. In addition, interested parties are
advised that individuals will be monitored while reviewing these documents. Interested parties may take notes, however, no photographs and/or copying of the documents will be allowed.

The Bid Documents can be purchased at the offices of PBSJ Engineers, located at 2001 N.W. 107th Ave. Miami, Florida 33172. Telephone Number: 305-592-7275
as follows:

1. Non-refundable Payment of $ 250.00 for each set of Bid Documents
2. Refundable Deposit of $1,000 for each set of Bid Documents

The non-refundable payment shall be by any type of check, or money order, only, and made payable to the Miami Dade Aviation Department. The refundable deposit must be by Cashier's or Certified check only, and
made payable to the Miami Dade Aviation Department. Each interested Bidder shall furnish an address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address for the purpose of contact during the bidding process. A busi-
ness card with all of this information will suffice.

Bid Documents may be purchased in person or by mail. To purchase a set of the Bid Documents in person, each purchaser must present a current

A. copy of government issued,.picture identification (e.g., Driver's License)
B. copy of the architect, engineer, or contractor qualifier's license issued by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation for the Bidder making the purchase
C. an original, notarized Confidentiality Affidavit signed by the licensed architect, engineer, or contractor.

Confidentiality Affidavits may be obtained in advance.by downloading from www.miami-airport.com/html/bids.html. Bid Documents may also be purchased by mail by sending a copy of the requisite identification,
license, original notarized Confidentiality Affidavit, contact information, and checks along with a FedEx or UPS billing account number to the place of purchase indicated above.
All Bid Documents, including any copies made, shall be returned to the same location where they were purchased. All Bidders that timely return the Bid Document will have their deposit returned. Those Bidders that
purchase Bid Documents, but elect riot to participate in the bidding process are also required to return all copies of the Bid Documenis to the location of purchase. Failure to retum the Bid Documents and copies
made to the location of purchase within five (5) working days after the Bid Due Date may be reported to a Law Enforcement Investigating Authority and will forfeit the deposit. Furthermore, Bidders that fail to return Bid
Documents shall not be allowed to participate in future Confidential solicitations until such time that the firm has taken corrective actions that are satisfactory to Miami Dade County. The purchaser of the Bid Docu-
ments shall be required to certify that they have returned all original Bid Documents plus any copies and they have not retained any copies.

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

PRE-BID CONFERENCE: The Miami-Dade Aviation Department will hold a Pre-Bid Conference and Site Inspection on August 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Conference Room "F" located on the Fourth Floor of Building
5A (4200 NW 36th Street) of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, for all interested parties. Attendance will be limited to two (2) representatives per firm. No other Site Inspections will be provided by the Miami-Dade
Aviation Department. It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For sign language, interpreter services, material in accessible format, other
special accommodations, or airport-related ADA concerns, please contact the MDAD Office of ADA Coordination at (305) 876-7024.


Contract Measures forthis Project'is (are):. 16.00%" '


The Community Workforce Goal for this Project is: 10.00%

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


1) The Miami-Dade County Responsible Wages Ordinance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7) Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Code Section 2.8-1 (d), a Bidder shall have on file,.prior to contract award a duly executed Uniform County Affidavit with the Miami-Dade County Department of Procurement Man-
agement (DPM), to be maintained with the bidders vendors registration file. The Bidder is responsible for obtaining the Vendor Registration Package, including all affidavits by downloading from the DPM
website at www.miamidade.gov or from the Vendor Assistance Unit at 111 N.W. 1st Street, 13th Floor, Miami, Florida 33128, (305) 375-5773.


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