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Title: The Miami times
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Language: English
Creator: Miami times
Publisher: The Magic Printery
Place of Publication: Miami, Fla.
Miami, Fla
Publication Date: November 17, 2010
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1923.
General Note: "Florida's favorite Colored weekly."
General Note: "Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis."
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Were supporters overzealous or Reps. wilson and West
Po WWM& hW mtounrvfw%

lawbreakers at Precinct #135?

12500 NW 13TH AVENUE

Claims made that M-D voters "illegally

influenced" at poll
By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor

When Elizabeth Judd, 69,
a longtime Biscayne Gardens
resident called The Miami
Times the day following the
general elections, angered over
what she perceived as "voter ir-
regularities" and with a claim

that "democracy had been sto-
len in Miami-Dade County,"
one could have interpreted
her comments as a voter dis-
appointed that their candi-
date had been defeated. But
now with more citizens com-
ing forward and with the local
NAACP being called into ac-
tion, state and federal officials

have been asked to investigate
just what did happen on No-
vember 2nd at Precinct # 135
(Sunkist Grove Community
Center, 125th Street and 13th
According to Carolina Lopez,
a representative for the M-D
Elections Department, a call
was received from the precinct
on Election Day and a repre-
sentative was dispatched.
"Note that per Florida Stat-
ute 102.032(4), [our] author-

ity over campaign practices
and/or violations is is limited to
deterring solicitors within the
100-foot zone surrounding
a given polling place," Lopez
said. "However, we urge those
individuals who feel there was
a possible violation of election
practices or witnessed unethi-
cal campaign practices to con-
tact the Miami-Dade Ethics
and Public Trust Commission
who investigates these claims
Please turn to CLAIMS 10A

Dade and Broward counties meet to

address State's HIV/AIDS meds crisis

Rep.-elect Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., and Rep.-elect Al-
len West, R-Fla., a retired Army Lt. Col., walk through
the Capitol Visitor's Center on Capitol Hill in Washington,
Nov. 15, as Congressional freshmen orientation begins.

Florida #3 in nation's case load

By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor

Case workers, health care
advocates and concerned citi-
zens will gather at a Town Hall
meeting in nearby Wilton Man-
ors on Wednesday, Nov. 17th
at 6 p.m. in response to Flor-
ida's growing AIDS crisis and
a potential reduction in access
to life-preserving medications.

And for Blacks and other mi-
norities, who are dispropor-
tionately affected by the virus,
the situation grows worse with
every passing day.
The meeting, held at the Ha-
gen Park Community Center, is
intended to mobilize citizens to
action and to update all con-
cerned about the State's plan
to removed hundreds from
among its already enrolled

AIDS patients from Florida's
AIDS drug assistance program
(ADAP). Since June 2010, ap-
proximately 2,300 HIV/AIDS
patients have been placed on
an ADAP waiting list to access
medications. According to Ja-
son King, patient advocate,
AIDS Healthcare Foundation,
as more patients lose their jobs
and health care, they are find-
ing themselves unable to pay
for the costly but vital medica-
"More names continue to be

added to the waiting list each
day as newly-diagnosed cases
are reported," King said. "And
we are only behind New York
and California in terms of the
total number of patients on our
state's case load. Now with the
program hemorrhaging, the
state funding that is allocated
annually simply can no longer
sustain the number of new pa-

Please turn to HIV/AIDS 10A

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The game between Northwestern and Jackson was suspended for close to 30 minutes after senior running back and track and field star Hugh Graham Jr. was
stunned by a helmet-to-helmet collision. Jackson laid face down on the field for several minutes and was later taken away by ambulance to a hospital. His status has
since improved but with his prognosis uncertain, players paused for prayer before resuming the game. Graham was a state champion for the 400 meters last year.

If young Black men don't

learn now, we'll all pay later

By DeWayne Wickham

As I read the Council of the Great -
City Schools report on the problems
of Black males in urban schools, my
mind raced back to a day in the fall of
2006 when I took my then-13-year-
old daughter to her piano lesson.
Arriving early, we stopped at a
Friendly's restaurant to get ice cream.
When the young Black male who waited on
us said the cones cost $3.32, I handed him
a $5 bill. But as he tried to input this pay-
ment his cash register malfunctioned and

,wouldn't tell him th
wouldn't tell him the

- The young man's eyes glistened as
he mumbled barely audible sounds
of his struggle to manually compute
the difference. Then, as customers
in line behind us began to voice their
frustration, my daughter threw him
a lifeline. "You owe us $1.68," she
said softly.
Outside the store she asked quiz-
zically: "What school does he go to?
He's a lot older than I am, and he couldn't
figure that out."
He could have gone to just about any

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Will Haiti become the

international community's

T here are many things that money can buy time
is not one of them. And in the case of the na-
tion of Haiti, 10 months after being rocked to the
core by one of the worst earthquakes in its history, their
people face more misery. This time in the wake of a tropi-
cal storm comes massive flooding and an assortment of
conditions that make a cholera epidemic a forgone con-
We take many things in our lives for granted: clean
water, suitable sanitation, adequate shelter, safety from
'predators, warm meals even an economy that we be-
lieve will eventually rebound. Such is not the case in Hai-
But this is not a fictional account to ponder over in an
honors English class. We are talking about millions of
men, women and yes, children, living in squalor and ut-
ter dismay. We are talking life and death. And the death
toll continues to rise. Health officials say cholera has
killed 900 in Haiti, and forced more than 14,600 to be
hospitalized with severe diarrhea.
And the epidemic sweeps through the land, from tiny
villages along polluted rivers to the capital city itself
which now stands in ruins after once holding so much
potential for the island nation.
When the earthquake first struck, we saw an interna-
tional response and heard great promises that made us
proud to be Americans. But from communities like North
Miami to Washington, D.C., bureaucracy and ineffec-
tive leadership have caused significant delays in getting
assistance to the Haitian people. Delays that mean the
difference of life and death. Recovery efforts are now at
a standstill while leaders on the island seem more con-
cerned with the upcoming elections than pushing through
plans for reconstruction. And the suffering continues.
We fear that while our own lawmakers haggle over
spending plans, money that is crucial to the survival of
millions sits safely in our bank vaults. Will Haiti become
the international community's Katrina, where too little
was done too late for too few? We think it already has.

Long-awaited change

brewing in Liberty City
Change. The word rolls effortlessly off our lips
these days like sparkling water on a hot summer
day. Voters, suffering from anxiety attacks and
fear induced by a lethargic economy have jumped politi-
cal parties and kicked out a host of incumbents for new
voices. More change. Already we hear rumblings of our
state's newest Senator, Marco Rubio, being the best thing
for Capitol Hill since well Barack Obama ... two years
ago that is.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the people of Liberty
City, Overtown and other neighboring mostly-Black com-
munities are already wondering just how much change
will come for us. Pardon us if we don't celebrate the rise
of our Cuban-born wonderkid. But there are just more
pressing matters that require our attention on the local
More brothers stand aloof on our corners, more students
are floundering in our high schools and added frustration
over a lack of jobs is leading many to entertain participa-
tion in illegal enterprises, not so they can bling-bling like
rock stars but simply in order to put food on the table.
Still there are some recent victories that have the po-
tential for great change -and they are all in District 2 of
Miami-Dade County.
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall will take over at the school
board and not a moment too soon. Her predecessor, while
certainly a likable fellow just has not done the job for our
children. We need someone that can not only talk the talk
but walk the walk. The combination of her experiences,
particularly as a former principal and teacher, suggest
that she can. Voters wanted change and we got it.
Jean Monestime, who likens himself to an example of
one -that has achieved the American .Dream and .made
good of the opportunities "before' him, reniincdecd us that
what matters most in local politics are votes not dollars.
The problems confronting the district have languished for
far too long, it appears. We wanted something different -
we wanted hope. Now Monestime promises to bring a new
set of standards to the county commission. And we will
plan to hold him to his word.
Finally, on the City Commission, we applaud the hard
work and leadership of Richard P. Dunn, II. No, this is not
a love fest for the hometown preacher. We simply believe
in giving folks their flowers while they are alive. And Dunn
has been everywhere from football games and new
housing groundbreaking to senior citizen forums where
residents can vent their frustrations over inadequate city
and county services.
Change has come alright and we are optimistic. Because
with this unexpected trio voicing our concerns, we believe
they will bring a higher quality of service to their offices
and to our lives.

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The Media Audit If


Being Black shouldn't give Obama a "free pass" ..l

I think the term aloof [non-
chalant, uncaring] describes
the behavior and actions of
our current President. His ac-
tions, attitudes, and attention
to various serious situations
have most of us bewildered.
There is a good portion of our
Black community who support
and love this guy, because he
is Black and are willing to walk
off the edge of a cliff for him. I
choose not to. I continue to
be more objective and not of-
fer a "free pass" to him or any-
one else. This is our future at
stake and the legacy we leave
behind our grandchildren and
their children. We cannot get
romantic or passive about the
critical issues that lie ahead of
There is no better example of
this than the recent mid-term
elections. He rammed a host
of extreme bills them through
Congress and most went down
in "flames" with the exception
of the Healthcare bill. When
the elections came, those who

bowed to his demands met the
wrath of their voters. They be-
came "toast" and he didn't give
a pause.
He damaged the Democratic
Party in historical proportions
and what did he do? He went
off to India on a super party
- a pre-planned international
Mardi Gras.

only. Blacks are approaching
30 percent unemployment and
his "aloof' behavior speaks
volumes. Ninety-eight percent
of Black owned businesses
are not union shops, but he is
convinced that any major fed-
eral project should be union
only. Aloof indeed!
Haiti was devastated by

There is a good portion of our Black community who sup-
port and love this guy, because he is Black and are will-
ing to walk off the edge of a cliff for him. I choose not
to. I continue to be more objective and not offer a "free pass" to
him or anyone else.

The economy is in sham-
bles. He has had two years
to address this and his only
response has been increas-
ing the deficit and performing
government takeovers of par-
ticular industries. The Ameri-
can people need jobs and his
response has been giving any
opportunity to union shops

the earthquake earlier this
year. Billions of dollars have
been raised or appropriated,
but the government, led by
President Obama, is not mak-
ing it happen. Our aid and at-
tention to Africa reached all
time highs during the previous
presidency. Record financial
aid for HIV-AIDS and other


Reflections on Obama and Oscar

There was something heady in
the air on January 20 2009 -
so special that I barely felt the
bracing cold as I sat outside to
watch our president take the
oath. There was hope was in the
air and it was filled with high en-
ergy. And even as I shared high
hopes and high energy, I was
skeptical of any post-racialism.
You see, in the same month that
the first Black was inaugurated
as president of the U.S., another
Black man, an unarmed Oscar
Grant, was executed by transit
police officer Johannes Mehser-
le who said he mistakenly shot
his gun instead of his taser in
Oakland, California. Grant, who
was unarmed, handcuffed and
the father of a baby girl was pro-
nounced dead on January 2nd.
Fast-forward nearly two
years. The day after the grim
election night, Obama somberly
took responsibility for the whop-
ping that his party took and for

the colleagues who lost their
jobs in the Republican and Tea
Party rout. This was a different
Obama chastened, even hum-
bled, by an election that can be
interpreted as a repudiation of
his two years in office. Or, it can
be interpreted as a referendum

of police brutality and the de-
valuation of Black male life by
law enforcement officials. Such
anger and controversy swirled
around the Grant case that
Mehserle was tried in Los Ange-
les in supposedly more neutral
territory. A sympathetic jury

n the same month that the first Black was inaugurated as
president of the U.S., another Black man, an unarmed Os-
car Grant, was executed by transit police officer Johannes

on an economy that remains
sour, despite tiny positive signs.
I didn't think the week could
get any worse. Indeed, I de-
cided that I suffered from post-
election stress syndrome and
self-prescribed the cure of some
non-political reading. As soon as
I roared back from my 48-hour
virus, there was more bad news.
Oscar Grant was, a symbol

found him guilty of involuntary
manslaughter, the least punitive
punishment .no second-de-
gree murder charge and no con-
sequence for not knowing the
difference between a taser and a
gun. The judge sentenced Meh-
serle to two years in state pris-
on, with credit for time served.
Some young folks in Oakland
and some not so young folks

diseases were realized. Howev-
er, that amount has decreased
under the Obama presidency
and from his statements he
doesn't even realize it. Our
brothers and sisters of Africa
must be disappointed to see
this betrayal right before their
These last two years have
been sort of a tragedy. There
has been so much potential and
so much opportunity. How-
ever, Obama has been stuck
on socialistic ideology and pro-
union obsession to the point of
ignoring everything else. The
recent election is screaming
at him to "wake upl" but he
continues his swagger, nerdy
smile and takes off on junkets
to India and such.
Blacks, we have not been hit
so hard since President Wood-
row Wilson. There is no one in
this administration giving a
damn about Black people. We
want to fight our "lying eyes"
and say it isn't so. But it is -
our President is aloof.

took it to the streets following
the recent elections. More than
160 were arrested. Some of these
same folk turned out to vote in
2008, but their taking it to the
streets suggests that they don't
always trust electoral results to
result in right outcomes. They
don't feel heard and they feel a
need to demonstrate their dis-
satisfaction with a justice sys-
tem that too often produces
unjust results where Blacks are
concerned. The Tea Party said
they didn't feel heard either, and
thanks to our latest election, we
will certainly hear from them
now. Already their leaders are
selling wolf tickets and offering
rhetorical smack-downs. What
can the young people protesting
in the streets of Oakland learn
from the Tea Party? What can
President Obama learn? It is
this learning that will shape the
next two years and the outcome
of the 2012 election.


Allen West's intention to join CBC cheered

Washington, DC Congress-
man-elect Allen West (R-FL) an-
nounced that he plans to join
the Congressional Black Cau-
cus after his January swear-
ing-in. Members of the Project
21 Black leadership network
app'laild his effoit' by West -
a Black man whose campaign
was strongly supported by the
tea party movement to bring
political diversity to an alleged-
ly nonpartisan group current-
ly dominated by liberals who
claim to represent the views of
all Black Americans.
"I can think of no one more
qualified to bring a quantifi-
able voice of decorum and true
American opinion to the Con-
gressional Black Caucus than
Allen West," said Project 21
chairman Mychal Massie. "The
CBC has historically portrayed
itself as a voice for Black Ameri-
ca when they instead articulat-
ed extreme, separatist and left-
ist ideological positions. I have
no doubt that Congressman-

elect West will bring fresh, new
perspectives that Americans of
all colors need to hear."
Currently, the CBC has an
entirely Democrat member-
ship. Two Black Republicans
were elected to the House of
Representatives in this year's

Congressman-elect Tim Scott
(R-SC), the other new Black Re-
publican, has not yet said if he
plans to try to join the CBC.
While the CBC reportedly has
not yet offered congratulations
to Congressman-elect West,
Th' Hill newspaper now says

Currently, the CBC has an entirely Democrat membership.
Two Black Republicans were elected to the House of
Representatives in this year's mid-term elections.

mid-term elections. West told
WOR radio: "I plan on joining
[the CBC, and] I'm not gonna
ask for permission or whatever.
I'm gonna find out when they
meet and I will be a member...
I think I meet all the criteria,
and it's so important that we
break down this 'monolithic
voice' that continues to talk
about victimization and depen-
dency in the Black community."

that the CBC sent an unattrib-
uted e-mail to its current mem-
bership saying that the newly
elected Black Republicans will
be "welcomed."
During the campaign, vet-
eran CBC member John Lewis
(D-GA) actually campaigned
against West. Previously, the
CBC had one Republican mem-
ber -- Gary Franks (R-CT), who
served 1991-1997 -- but the rest

of the membership at the time
voted to exclude Franks from
participating in Caucus policy-
making. A delegate, Melvin Ev-
ans of the U.S. Virgin Islands,
was a member while he served
from 1979 through 198.1.oAV-
'btlher ;Black Republican -- J.C.
Watts (D-OK), who served from
1995-2003) -- chose not to join
the CBC.
Project 21 fellow Deneen
Borelli warned against a simi-
lar shunning of Congressmen-
elect West and Scott. Borelli
said: "Tragically, abandoning
Black conservatives is nothing
new for Black progressive front
groups. Black conservatives
like myself have thus far en-
countered a deafening silence
when we try to address our
concerns to groups such as the
CBC and the NAACP. As more
Black conservatives become vo-
cal about their principles and
values these groups ignore peo-
ple like me and Congressman-
elect West at their peril."



5A THE MIAMI :[,;[ NOVEMBER 17-23, 2010


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"... I for one believe that if you give people a thorough un-
derstanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce
it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a
program, you get action. ..
Malcolm X

- B'i WILLIAM D C CLARK, Co-Founder I A M

It's time to demand respect from Black elected officials k.

Another midterm election
has wrapped up. Nationally,
voters were dissatisfied the
"change" that was promised
by President Barack Obama
didn't come fast enough. So
most went angrily to the polls
to vote into office the same
political party responsible for
this mess in the first place.
They must've felt that regard-
less of lying to the American
public about an illegal war and
convincing us that we could
afford various homes which
we could not, at least we had
a job and a few more coins in
our pockets. Go figure.
Closer to home, voters
elected a new Black (Haitian)
Commissioner in District 2,
as well as a new school board
member that's responsible for
many of our institutions in
the same area. These posts
are extremely important to
our community in lieu of the

fact that within this particu-
lar district, you have more
failing schools and more pov-
erty than anywhere else in the
county. What's worst, the two
previous office holders were
there for several years despite

our schools and communities.
We angrily scream, shout and
catch the holy ghost when a
young teen is gunned down
in the streets by the hands of
another Black teen and right-
fully so. But why are we mum

Another midterm election has wrapped up. Nationally, vot-
ers were dissatisfied the "change" that was promised
by President Barack Obama didn't come fast enough.

their abysmal record. Yet, we
allowed tlem to assist in the
destruction of our community
during their tenure without
being called on the carpet.
We have a problem of pro-
tecting our own to a fault.
We allow them to sit in of-
fice unchecked, even though
we know they are not doing
a damn thing to help elevate

when these ineffective office
holders sit idly by, practically
killing off an entire commu-
nity without firing one shot.
We have elected officials who
become celebrities instead of
servants once they get into of-
fice. Instead of leaving a leg-
acy of fighting for more jobs,
cleaner communities and bet-
ter schools, they become co-

medians, even telling jokes at
funerals. In some cases they
get so high on themselves,
they refer to themselves as
Little Caesar, creating a per-
sona that they're untouch-
able. Give me a break. They do
so because of our apathy and
it's high time that we demand
more from these officials than
we have in the past.
On a personal note, for
those of you who have fol-
lowed this article, I appreci-
ate your patronage. However
this brother will be signing
off until further notice. While
I enjoyed sharing with you
some random thoughts, no
one is immune to the trials
and tribulations of living in
this world and neither am I.
Therefore it's time for me to
work on DC. So until we see
each other again, take care of
yourself and continue to fight
the good fight.


A twelve-step program for President Obama

For Republicans, the Novem- 1) Stop making concessions entitlements that make up 85 key to Obama's 2008 victory
ber 2 midterm elections were before entering into negotia- percent of the federal budget. when the majority of Whites
about 2012, not 2010. Sen- tions with GOP leaders; 2) As- Insist that they give specifics voted for John McCain.
ate Majority Leader Mitch Mc- semble a new communications on how they can possibly bal- 8) Re-engage young voters
Connell made that clear in a team. Mr. President, read my ance the budget by attacking who can counter the edge old-
speech to the Heritage Founda- lips: Your team has failed you only 15 percent of the budget. er voters provide Republicans;
tion saying, "The fact is, if our get a new one before it's too 5) Use Vice President Joe 9) Be a fighter and exude some
primary legislative goals are to late; 3) Ignore calls to move to Biden as your attack dog. fire; 10) Deploy First Lady Mi-
repeal and replace the health the right. The last thing this Richard Nixon had Spiro chelle Obama to more events.
spending bill, to end the bail- country needs is two Republi- Agnew and George W. Bush In many ways, she connects
outs, cut spending and shrink better with audiences than the
the size and scope of govern- President unlike her husband,
ment, the only way to do all don't be discouraged. Remember that Bill Clinton and she comes across passionate
these things is to put someone Ronald Reagan, whose approval ratings were almost and unscripted. 11) Don't be
else in the White House." discouraged. Remember that
Welcome to the 2012 slug- identical to yours at this point in office, suffered mid- Bill Clinton and Ronald Rea-
fest. And with more than twice term shellackings but bounced back to get easily re-elected to a gan, whose approval ratings
as many Democrats than Re- second term. were almost identical to yours
publicans up for re-election in at this point in office, suffered
two years, emboldened Repub- midterm shellackings but
licans have their sights set on can parties; 4) Make conserva- used Dick Chaney in that ca- bounced back to get easily re-
controlling the House, the Sen- tives put up or shut up. Many pacity; 6) Realize the public elected to a second term. You,
ate and the White House. Tea Party candidates, includ- still trust Democrats over Re- too, can get your groove back.
In order to stay in the White ing those cross-dressing as publicans on the big issues; 12) Remain engaged with the
House, the President should Republicans, have pledged to 7) Strengthen the coalition Black Media they can be
adopt my 12-step recovery pro- balance the budget while ex- between Black, Latinos and most effective in arousing the
gram: empting defense funding and Asians That coalition was the Black community.

Blacks should make sure that no one steals our legacy
Dear Editor, stated that the Black Lt. Gov- Simmons said this was not a ates the fact that American
ernor Jennifer Carroll was cut coincidence because this is Blacks fought for voting rights
I would like to comment on out of the picture in Channel not an American-born friendly and human rights for all peo-
Ms. Linda Simmons "Letter 10's coverage of the event. She town. She stated that The Mi- pie of color. She also reiterated
to the Editor" observations in also commented on the fact ami Herald was praising Rubio that 200 years ago we were the
the November 10-16, 2010 edi- that Commissioner Richard and Monestime but again left people whose legacy brought
tion of The Miami Times. Her Dunn won his seat and in her out Carroll and Dunn. She be- about this change and we will
topic was "Miami-Dade is not opinion must be doing a good lives they were left out inten- not tolerate anyone and I mean
American-born friendly." She job, but was not mentioned. tionally and so do I. anyone, Black, white, or polk-
Her question was if an im- a-dot stealing our legacy from
migrant won't fight for their us.

Which of our newly elected politicians do you think will find solutions for

the increasing crime and unemployment in our community?

Miami, Supervisor at
Water Department

I don't have
much confi-
dence in any
of them. I
think they are 1b A '
more inter-
ested in their .*
own agendas
than in find-
ing solutions for unemployment
or crime in our community.
Rubio is part of the Tea Party
and their agenda seems mostly
about opposing Obama's pro-

Coral Springs, Desktop Engineer

I think resi-
dents and vot- .'
ers are more
responsible *
for addressing '-" -'
the issues and .' '
cannot rely ti
on the elected '

officials exclusively to resolve
crime and .unemployment. I
would hope the local mayors
would be the ones addressing
these issues. I know that many
residents are more focused on
getting a job or keeping their
current job to get too involved
with holding officials account-

Los Angeles, Sustainable Development

We want to
look to second
tier leadership
(people with
needed skills)
to resolve
these and
other issues
that affect our
We have leaders within our
community who are interested
in harnessing the wealth in our
community. The political class
is tied to the larger community
and therefore not necessarily as

useful to our local community.

Miami, Barber

I think Ru-
bio and Scott
are both in-
terested in do- .- ,
ing something
about unem- .. ,
ployment and .
crime in our
I think they
both will want to put more po-
lice officers on the street and
help increase awareness among
citizens so that they can par-
ticipate in reducing crime and

Miami, Student

Everyone is worried about
money. I think Governor Scott
will do something about un-
employment but I don't think
he or Rubio can do anything
about the increasing rate of

crime. There
are fewer cops
in the street. I
think Rubio is w
a puppet. You
could have put
any other Cu-
ban candidate
in the race
and he/she would have won.

Miami, Student

I feel that
people try to
sell them-
selves and our
job is to try to
figure out who
is truthful.,
The elected of-
ficial that has
the best reputation for follow-
ing through on their word is the
one the community can count
on and I don't know if that is
true of any of the newly-elected

own country and themselves,
what makes you think they
will fight for you? She reiter-

Willie Jackson

Let's promote a month that

recognizes healing

Dear Editor,

The medical establishment
and the media give much at-
tention to various disease
awareness months October
was Breast Cancer Aware-
ness Month, November is
Diabetes Awareness Month,
last February was Heart Dis-
ease Awareness Month.
I would like to see some-
one, perhaps from among
the churches, promote "God,
Who Heals All Thy Diseas-
es" Awareness Month. My
church promotes this con-
cept 12 months out of the

year. Also, have you ever no-
ticed that God is given credit
for evil as in the expression
"acts of God" for hurricanes,
earthquakes and fires? The
devil on the other hand is
sometimes credited with pro-
ducing good. Jesus was ac-
cused of healing by means of
Beelzebub, the prince of the
devils. Certain religions who
heal through prayer are ac-
cused of doing the work of
the devil. Let's get our heads
on straight.

P. J. Ensign



Cops get screened for digital dirt

Critics say poking into police recruits'

cyberspace goes too j
By Kevin Johnson

Law enforcement agencies
are digging deep into the social
media accounts of applicants,
requesting that candidates
sign waivers allowing investiga-
tors access to their Facebook,
MySpace, YouTube, Twitter and
other personal spaces.
Some agencies are demand-
ing that applicants provide
private passwords, Internet
pseudonyms, text messages
and e-mail logs as part of an
expanding vetting process for
public safety jobs.
More than a third of police
agencies review applicants' so-
cial media activity during back-
ground checks, according to the
first report on agencies' social
media use by the International
Association of Chiefs of Police
(IACP), the largest group of po-
lice executives. The report out
last month surveyed 728 agen-
"As more and more people join
these networks, their activities
on these sites become an in-
trinsic part of any background
check we do," said Laurel, Md.,

police Chief David Crawford.
Privacy advocates say some
background investigations, in-
cluding requests for text mes-
sage and e-mail logs, may go
too far.
"I'm very uneasy about this,"
says Marc Rotenberg, executive
director of the Electronic Priva-
cy Information Center. "Where
does it all stop?"
During the IACP's confer-
ence last month in Orlando,
about 100 chiefs and other law
enforcement officials who at-
tended sessions on vetting ap-
plicants' social media use said
they either request waivers
and other personal information
from applicants or are develop-
ing policies to do so.
Of "particular concern" is that
defense lawyers could use of-
ficers' posts to undercut their
credibility in court, according to
a memo drafted by lawyers for
the National Fraternal Order of
Police, the nation's largest po-
lice union.
"Testimony in a criminal or
civil matter could be impeached
using information from an of-
ficer's personal social-network-

ing page," the union's associate
general counsel Jeffrey Houser
warned in the memo to be pub-
lished next month. The. memo
is the union's most comprehen-
sive instruction for police use of
social media, said Jim Pasco,
the group's executive director.
Among the concerns:
In Massachusetts, Malden
Police Chief Jim Holland, whose
agency has requested electronic
message logs, said a recruit's
text messages revealed past
threats of suicide, resulting in
In New Jersey, Middletown
Police Chief Robert Oches said

a candidate was disqualified
for posting racy photographs of
himself with scantily clad wom-
At the Florida conference,
Crawford narrated a video full
of officers' inappropriate Face-
book postings, from sexually
explicit photographs to racially
charged commentary. All of it,
he said, argues for better back-
ground checks for incoming re-
"If you post something on
Facebook," he said, "it should
be something you wouldn't
mind seeing in the (newspa-

Woman killed after posting 'Girlfriend Next Door' ad

Willie Hicks faces first-degree-murder charge

in Port Orange woman's slaying

By Bianca Prieto readers to call "24/7," Volu-
sia County Sheriffs 'Office
Danielle Santangelo, a Volu- spokesman Gary Davidson
sia County woman who was said.
slashed to death and found The full ad stated.: "Girl-
in an abandoned in a car in friend Next Door, Beautiful,
woods near Deland, recently young Italian. Very classy.
advertised herself in a person- Call any time 24/7," Davidson
al ad as the "Girlfriend Next said.
Door," officials said recently. Deputies say Hicks re-
The 34-year-old woman was sponded to the personal ad a
found dead just days after she day or two before Santangelo
was reported missing from her was reported missing, but it's
Port Orange home. unclear which day they first
Her throat was slashed and made phone contact. It's pos-
she was shoved in the back sible they met for the first time
seat, of the vehicle she was in person on last Monday.
driving her mother's Chrys- Hicks, 32, is being held
ler Sebring. without bail at the Volusia
Willie Hicks, a convicted De- County Branch Jail.
Land drug dealer, is charged Records show Hicks has
with first-degree murder in been arrested several times
her slaying. on drug-related charges and
Santangelo gave out her was sent to prison three times
phone number in a recent since 2002 after being convict-
advertisement in the West ed in robbery and drug cases.
Volusia PennySaver that told Hicks' mother led Volusia

Children's Trust honor

Haitian art and music will be featured

at ceremony
Miami Times Staff Report the top artists in his country. He
experiments with many different
Celebrating the resiliency of styles modern, figurative and
the Haitian people and its culture abstract while using every day
following a year that has devas- experiences in his work.
stating earthquakes and an out- "I find myself teaching art be-
break of cholera, The Children's cause I strongly believe in educa-
Trust will hold its sixth annual tion through art," Charles said.
Champions for Children Awards "Artistic talent develops at an
Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 19 at early age in young kids, enabling
the Jungle Island Treetop Ball- them to have enough knowledge
room. and confidence to make good
The event is considered to be aesthetic choices. I believe that
one of the most coveted within art education can help create ge-
the community of child advo- niuses."
cates and in all of Miami-Dade Award winners for the cer-
County. Romel Joseph, a world- emony include: Jean Caceres-
renowned violinist and founder Gonzalez, founder and executive
of the New Victorian School in director of His House Children's

Port-au-Prince will perform at
the ceremony. Other musical
performances are part of this
year's Haitian-themed event.
The art selected to represent this
year's event was done by Hai-
tian-born artist John Charles,
who has worked with some of

Willie Hicks
gelo of Port Ora

-Volusa County Branch lail/
of DeLand is accused of killing Danielle Santan-

County deputies to her son.
Rose Hicks told deputies
that she had seen her son driv-
ing Santangelo's red Chrysler
Sebring, as well as hearing a
woman's moans coming from
his apartment.
"[Rose Hicks] said that Wil-
lie Hicks told her he had put
a woman in the red car and
didn't want 'anyone looking
inside," the sheriffs report

shows. She also said he car-
ried "bloody clothes in his
hands and burned them in a
'burn barrel' in the backyard."
Deputies later arrested Wil-
lie Hicks at his West Euclid
Avenue apartment.
Santangelo, 34, of Port Or-
ange was last seen last Mon-
day after she left her Bent Oak
Drive home in her mother's

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n' Hand, a University er calling," Berry said.
of Miami Linda Ray "These folks we're hon-
youth intervention oring as Champions
program; the Thomas are fortunate enough
Armour Youth Ballet; to already have found it
and The Children of '- they're people whose
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nership. er than themselves. All
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anchor, Jim Berry, we do, can look within
will serve as the mas- and ask what can we
ter of ceremonies. CHARLES do. All of us draw from
"As times have gotten their stories."
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Lighten up this


By Janice Lloyd

Looking for fresh ideas for Thanksgiving?
The best holiday side dishes start with fresh produce and sea-
sonal ingredients, says Cooking Light food editor Ann Taylor
Pittman. "They are inherently healthy and imbued with savory
flavors," she says.
One of her favorite sides is a wild-rice dressing that she says
is a healthful substitute for bread stuffing and is excellent cold
as a leftover.
"I know my grandmother always sauteed her vegetables in a
stick of butter," Pittman says. "You only need a little bit of olive
oil to saute the vegetables for this wild-rice dressing and very
little salt."
The robust flavor of the nutty rice complements game birds,
and the other ingredients "bright sparkling pearls of cranber-
ries, browned pieces of chestnuts and beautiful pieces of sau-
teed vegetables" add interesting textures and flavors. Many
gardeners can still pick fresh parsley, sage and thyme, her
"trinity" of Thanksgiving herbs.
The secret to planning sides, she says, is to trust what is fresh
and stick to recipes with few ingredients:
Brussels sprouts, cut in half and tossed with grated orange
rind and orange juice.
Acorn squash %\ith traces ofthone. and
freshly ground pepper.
Sweet-potato slices tossed with
cumin and fresh rosemary.
"It takes a really confident i
cook to keep things sim-
ple," she says.
And a hot oven. -
She is a big fan of
roasting vege-
tables, which
edges and
trates fla-
The butter and
cream sauces -
won't be missed
when the pies
and other des- 'i
serts are served. -'
Says Pittman:
"It's all about
bargaining and

I Grme.xSB3tg

A Miami-Dade judge denied motion to grant a new trial for Daniel Fernandez and
Joe Losada former Miami-Dade police officers accused of stealing money from an
Defense attorneys requested the judge rule on a mistrial following claims from the
jury foreman that two of the jurors did not follow the letter of the law.
One juror was accused of reading an article about the case on the Internet, while
the other is accused of having contacted their father, who is in the legal field in another
country, and asking for an interpretation on a U.S. law. But the judge ruled that while
the foreperson's allegations were credible, the other jurors' statements did not rise to
the level of misconduct.
A Miami jury found the men guilty on a portion of the nine charges they originally
Former Miami-Dade Police Officers Joe Losada was found guilty of official miscon-
duct, criminal mischief, aggravated assault with a firearm, and battery.
His partner Dan Fernandez, was found guilty on September 8th, 2010 of only one
charge -- burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. Both officers were found not guilty of
false imprisonment and grand theft.

The Broward Sheriff's Office announced they have caught both suspects accused of
breaking into vending machines at 12 schools in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
Sergio Riveron, 21, and Yumisani Hernandez, 26, were arrested and charged with
multiple counts of burglary.
The duo of burglars would enter schools with a bag of tools in order to pry-open
vending machines.
Riveron of Hialeah defiantly waived his middle finger into the surveillance camera.
Riveron was arrested after he was caught after a break-in at Deerfield Beach High
Yumisani was apprehended in Homestead late Friday evening.
BSO said Riveron admitted to burglaries in Broward at Deerfield Beach High School,
Northeast, J.P Taravella, and Coral Springs; and in Miami-Dade at Hialeah, Coral Park,
Coral Reef, Miami Palmetto, South Miami, Coral Gables, Barbara Goleman and Miami
Beach Senior high schools.

A Lauderdale Lakes man is accused of beating his girlfriend's toddler daughter to
death after the two argued over the baby's father.
Ronald Deliard, 22, got into an argument with his girlfriend Shari Morris on Septem-
ber 3rd after she told him she had been in contact with her daughter Jamisa's father
who had just gotten out of state prison.
Morris and Deliard reportedly argued about Jamisa's father most of the night and
around 1 a.m. Morris left her house to go to a nearby convenience store for a beer,
leaving Deliard alone with the child.
Sheriff's investigators say Deliard sent two text messages to Morris, after he gotten
angry with the girl when she had wet the bed. In one text message to Morris he said to
come pick up her crying daughter because "I ain't her daddy," he wrote.
Morris got a ride home at 3 a.m. and saw Jamisa in bed, at that point she assumed
the girl was asleep. She and Deliard continued to argue, and he left the house at 4:30
The next morning Jamisa's 6-year-old sibling discovered that the girl was dead.
The Broward County Medical Examiner's office determined the cause of death, which
was between 1 and 3 a.m., was blunt force trauma; they ruled it a homicide.
Deliard was arrested and charged with 1st-degree murder.

An Italian mobster linked to a massive South Florida Ponzi scheme has been sen-
tenced to four years in prison for money laundering conspiracy charges.
U.S. District Judge James Cohn also ordered 42-year-old Roberto Settineri to com-
plete 500 hours of alcohol abuse counseling in prison. Settineri also was sentenced to
two years probation.




Days numbered for Northwestern principal

Academic Proficiency vs



By D. Kevin McNeir

The door to the principal's
office is about to revolve once
more this time at the request
of current Miami Northwestern
Senior High School Principal
Charles Hankerson in what has
become a very long line of ad-
ministrators. And while North-
western's football team cele-
brated yet another victory this
weekend and was clearly elated
by the swift reinstatement of
Head Coach Billy Rolle, after
it had been announced that he
had been terminated by. Han-
kerson on the eve of Halloween,
it has been a disconcerting two
weeks for everyone at the West.
Initially Hankerson, who con-
tinues to decline interviews,
told his staff that we would be

leaving immediately. But then
he changed his tune and said he
would remain until graduation.
Such is the world of Northwest-
ern High where a long history
of football excellence, including
a national title, continues to
clash with the state's require-
ment to improve the academic
standards and performance of
a more than 90 percent Black
student body. In the past four
years, the school's student
population has averaged 2,250
- that's a lot of children to
teach, tutor and prepare for life
after high school.
Especially in a place where,
as Athletic Director Earl Allick
says, "Football is king."

Much has improved during

Northwestern Principal

Hankerson's three-year ten-
ure. More students are now
reading at grade level. Enroll-
ment in college-level classes

Head football coach

continues to increase. And
there is even speculation that
the school may earn a "C" -
big news for a school used to

getting "Ds" and "Fs."
But in light of problems of
behavior with several football
players and particularly given
the pall that hung heavily over
the school following the Ant-
wain Easterling sex scandal-
coverup, Hankerson has had
some real mountains to climb.
It was Hankerson who brought
in Rolle to get his players to a
new and more acceptable lev-
el of discipline. The two have
been friends since middle
school and Rolle, having taken
the Bulls to a state title years
ago was already considered a
"He has requested reassign-
ment to the southern por-
tion of the county so he can
be closer to his home and
family," said John Schuster,
spokesperson for M-DCPS.

We are honoring that request
and have asked him to stay
while we make the transition
to a new principal. We antici-
pate that Mr. Aristide will be
his replacement but that will
be the decision of the school
board. What is without ques-
tion is that Northwestern truly
benefited from having Charles
Hankerson as its principal.
He has effected wonders and
is an excellent administrator. "
But tampering too heav-
ily with sports at schools like
Northwestern may have been
the straw that broke the cam-
el's back. Because at North-
western and its fellow Liberty
City schools, football is more
than just a sport or a commu-
nity event it translates into
hope for boys who can see no
other way to escape.

Youth art exhibition hopes to inspire visions

Mother of slain child says things are

worse in Miami

By D. Kevin McNeir

Sherdavia Jenkins loved art,
classical music and playing
chess and would have been
13-years-old earlier this year,
had she not been tragically
killed on July 1, 2006 by an er-
rant bullet during a senseless
shootout outside her NW 65th
Terrace home.
The man who shot her while
she was playing with her dolls
on her front porch, Damon Dar-
ling, was charged with invol-
untary manslaughter and sen-
tenced to 50 years late last year.
This year on March 22, the day
of her birthday, the Sherdavia
Jenkins Peace Park, located at
the corner of M.L.King Jr. Bou-
levard and NW 12th Avenue was
opened in an emotional ceremo-
ny so that other children might
safely do what the young child
loved doing so much -play.

Now in an effort to promote
both peace and community
pride, a collaborative effort is
underway to honor Jenkins's
name and memory in the First
Annual Sherdavia Jenkins
Youth Art Exhibition. Accord-
ing to Marvin Weeks, 50,. com-
munity leader and artist who
came up with the idea for the
art show, the project is about
showcasing art from our own
"We must preserve and foster
the dreams, visions and creativ-
ity of how our children view the
world and interpret the world
around them," he said. "As a
member of the City of Miami's
Art Council, I have been push-
ing for something like this for a
long time. The truth is we have
a thriving art community but its
residuals .are rarely feltby chilT;'-.
dren like Sherdavia. She was an
amazing child and had a true"
creative spirit."


The exhibition will open dur-
ing the 7th Avenue Corridor Art
Walk, with the premier during
Art Basel on Sunday, Nov. 28
and running through Dec. 5th.
The venue is located at 4001
NW 7th Avenue.
Weeks adds that he hopes to
see the exhibit eventually at-
tract youth from around the
country. But for now he is sat-
isfied with seeing the contribu-
tions of those from Little Haiti,

Haitians suffer as good intentions stall

1y Julianne Malveaux

How much more -- ->-
misery can Hai-
tians take? During
a visit last month, '
I walked through a
tent camp crowd-
ed with more than
4,500 Haitians
and was stunned by the rubble
and poverty that defined life in
Port-au-Prince. Since that time,
Haiti has endured a glancing
blow from Hurricane Tomas.
More tragically, a cholera epi-
demic has killed hundreds while
spreading from outlying areas to
the capital.
In the immediate aftermath of
the devastating Jan. 12 earth-
quake that killed more than
225,000 people and left millions
more homeless, the internation-
al community responded gener-
ously with more than $1 billion
in emergency aid and pledges of
more than $5 billion for rebuild-

Yet 10 months later, the lack
of urgency is disheartening -
and morally offensive. I visited
Haiti with Ron Daniels, founder
of the Haiti Support Project, a
cause of the New York-based In-
stitute of the Black World. The
group's mission is to ensure
that the world doesn't forget
about Haiti's dire circumstanc-
es. What we discovered is that
despite pledges, including more.
than $1 billion from the U.S.
alone, money has only been
trickling to Haiti. The first con-
tracted work to remove rubble
didn't begin until mid-October,
just days before the cholera epi-
demic hit. And in the U.S., po-
litical bickering in Congress has
put a hold on funds already ap-
proved for Haitian reconstruc-
U.S. Ambassador Kenneth
Merten told us of "planning" for
rebuilding. And outside the cap-
ital, roads are being built and
efforts to improve the island are
ongoing. Yet no one seems to

consider that crowding a million
people into tents constitutes a
state of emergency. Some poli-
ticians worry that Haiti's fragile
political system and the possi-
bility of corruption could pre-
vent money from getting to their
intended recipients. But with
folks such as former presidents
Bill Clinton and George W. Bush
working on this, I am reminded
that "where there is a will there
is a way."
It is time for us to get past
the initial feel-good high of do-
nations and roll up our sleeves
to help. The situation in Haiti
is nothing short of urgent. Our
indifference, political wrangling
and sense of business as usual
are nothing short of immoral.
We can lobby for the money al-
ready allocated to be released.
We also can support organiza-
tions with proven track records
in Haiti. Surely, there are people
of conscience who will stand in
the gap for the suffering people
of Haiti.

We all pay price for failures of Black men

continued from 1A

"Black males continue to per-
form lower than their peers
throughout the country on al-
most every indicator," the Wash-
ington-based Council of the
Great Schools, which represents
the nation's 66 largest urban
public school systems, said in a
recent report.
While much of the news cover-
age of the council's gut-wrench-
ing report has focused on the
failure of nearly all fourth- and
eighth-grade Black males to
read and do math at proficiency
levels, less attention has been
paid to its conclusion that edu-
cational improvements alone
won't fix this problem. What's
needed, the council said, is a
"concerted national effort to im-
prove the education, social and
employment outcomes of Afri-
can-American males."

If you think that's just a
warmed-over pitch for more
funding of a liberal agenda,
you're being shortsighted. In 13
years, minorities will be a ma-
jority of this nation's children
younger than 18. In just 29
years, most working-age Ameri-
cans will be Black, Hispanic,
Asian or Native American. This
nation will be hard-pressed to
remain the world's leading econ-
omy if a sizeable and growing
- share of its potential work-
force is slipping through the
gaping holes in our education
"It has not become appar-
ent to America yet that we are
all in this boat together. In the
past it was easier for people to
think if something happened in
that part of the boat occupied by
Blacks, it wouldn't impact the
whole ship," Nat Irvin, a futur-
ist at the University of Louisville,
said of the council's report.

"If people think the nation can
continue to do well economically
in about 30 years when minori-
ties become the largest popula-
tion group," and nothing is done
to address the Black male edu-
cation problem, "they're kidding
themselves," he said.
A comprehensive plan is need-
ed one that recognizes the
connection between the social
and economic environment from
which these underachieving stu-
dents come and the educational
setting into which they are sent.
The council wants a White
House conference to address
this crisis. People need to recog-
nize this is a problem that can't
be solved with generalized edu-
cation reform. It demands a tar-
geted effort to help Black males.
If the nation continues this
neglect, underachieving Black
males will produce enough dead
weight to sink the American ship
of state.

Overtown and Liberty City. children," she said. "If we want
"Why don't our children get our children to be able to see a
more active and interested in better world, then we must stop
art and music? he asked. "Be- feeding them stuff from the me-
cause they aren't exposed to dia and television. What hap-
those worlds and their opportu- opened to Sherdavia could have
nities. That's what ex- ,- easily have happened
hibitions like this can ..- ...... ....; to my own children.
do for our children. '* That's why our busi-
But at the same time ness groups have
we are working with teamed up with 7th
them so that they can .. IAvenue Businesses
use their creativity to and Timbuktu Mar-
envision a new world ketplace. It really
- a world where vio- SHERRONE JENKINS does take a village to
lence doesn't end a raise a child."

child's life way before her time."
Elaine Lindsay, a spokesper-
son for the Vista Bay Business
Group and an artist, says if we
want our children to envision
an environment that is more
conducive to positive results,
then we have to help them
change their ideas.
"I use colors as a catalyst to
awaken the creative process in

Sherrone Jenkins, 42, is
Sherdavia's mother. She will
be on hand for the premier and
says she hopes it will help her
and her other children deal
with the approaching holiday
"It is still really hard for my
daughter Catherine 'who was
closest to Sherdavia in age -
they were almost like twins," she

of peace

said. "She also witnessed her
sister being shot and watched
her die. We all needed counsel-
ing after that and we now have
a new home and she has many
new friends. But there are times
when it get hard.
Jenkins adds that she hopes
to see more positive events like
the exhibition in the commu-
nity because in her opinion it's
getting more dangerous for chil-
"This art show will be some-
thing that our entire family can
look forward to and will be a
wonderful way to remember the
kinds Qf things that Sherdavia
liked to do. She was a whiz in
math and loved video games
but I guess art was one of her
first loves. And it reminds us
that we have to make this place
safer for our kids somehow."
The deadline for youth art is
Monday, Nov. 22. For more in-
formation call 786-344-3268.



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At G-2o, U.S. hindered progress on trade goals

By Calum MacLeod

SEOUL Currencies, cars
and cows all blocked U.S. ad-
ministration goals in bilateral
meetings ahead of the Group
of 20 summit of the world's
top economies that kicked off
recently in the South Korean
President Obama and Chi-
nese leader Hu Jintao spent
most of their 80-minute hud-
dle discussing the often con-
tentious issue of the Chinese
yuan, White House press secre-
tary Robert Gibbs said. But no
breakthrough emerged on fast-
er appreciation of a currency
Washington says is deliberately
undervalued to aid Chinese ex-
Despite extensive, last-min-
ute negotiations, Obama and
South Korean President Lee
Myung Bak announced that a
long-awaited free-trade agree-
ment still needs work. The
sticking points: greater mar-
ket access for U.S. automobile
and beef exports to Korea, U.S.
Trade Representative Ron Kirk
Yet whatever joint commu-
niqu6 is issued tonight by the
world's 19 leading national
economies, plus the European
Union, the Korean hosts will
have enjoyed one of their big-
gest moments in the global
spotlight since the 1988 Sum-
mer Olympics.
"This is the first-ever time
that the big man's meeting is

licans are aggressively recruit-
ing a challenger to Republican
National Committee Chairman
Michael Steele, whose tenure as
party chief has been marked by
ill-chosen comments and ques-
tions about finances.
The RNC must decide in Janu-
ary whether to keep Steele. Re-
publicans, looking to oust Presi-
dent Barack Obama in 2012,
are considering a chairman
who would operate more behind
the scenes and let Rep. John
Boehner, likely the next speaker
of the House, take the lead as the
party's main spokesman.
"I think we need to move to
a nuts-and-bolts type of can-
didate who will get back to the
fundamentals, who will make
the trains run on time and raise
money," said Saul Anuzis, a com-
mittee member from Michigan
and former state party chairman
who is weighing a bid for chair-
man. "I'd rather have that than a
talking head who wants to be the
face of the party."
Henry Barbour, a nephew of
Republican Governors Associa-
tion chairman and Mississippi
Gov. Haley Barbour, has reached
out to a half-dozen potential
candidates who would chal-
lenge Steele if he seeks to keep
the chairmanship. The younger
Barbour, who is one of the 168
voting members of the RNC, is
looking for candidates who could
rally an anti-Steele voting bloc
when members meet Jan. 13-16.
Among the names being con-
sidered are David Norcross, a
former New Jersey party chair-
man, and Wisconsiri GOP chair-
man and RNC lawyer Reince
Priebus, who ran Steele's 2009
bid for chairman.
Norcross did not return mes-
sages on Wednesday. In an e-
mail to The Associated Press,

held in Asia, and in a develop-
ing nation," said Shin Wha Lee,
a political scientist at Korea
University in Seoul. "We have
finally become one of the rule-
makers, not only a rule-taker."
Seoul also hopes to showcase
its new image: an information
technology powerhouse that
has risen far from the rubble of
the Korean War.
"Korean people want to enter
the ranks of advanced coun-
tries, and they care about our
country's image in the world,"
said Lee Dong Hun, a research-
er at the Samsung Economic
Research Institute.
In September, Lee co-au-
thored a report estimating the
G-20 could earn Korea at least
$19.2 billion, as increased glob-
al recognition swells exports of
products ranging from cars to
Rankings matter in a na-
tion that sometimes appears
obsessed with its image. Last
year, the Presidential Council
on Nation Branding was cre-
ated to boost Korea's interna-
tional status.
"Creating a nation loved by
all" is the goal, council Chair-
man Euh Yoon Dae told the In-
ternational Business Times.
Besides digital pens and
touch pads to be distributed to
G-20 delegations and visiting
CEOs, the G-20 center also fea-
tures green cars and "the best
golf -simulator in the world,"
.said Jenny Oh, a sales manag-
er for Golfzon, which is hunting

Priebus said, "At this point, dis-
cussing the internal election is-
sues at the RNC in the press is
something that I am not going to
Another possible candidate,
Connecticut GOP Chairman
Chris Healy, is talking about a

Republican National
Committee Chairman
run but hasn't made a decision.
Even so, he is highlighting his
work as a fundraiser, a tradition-
al role for the national committee
"I've shown I can grind money
out of a stone and actually get a
lot for it," Healy said.
After losing a bruising presi-
dential race against Obama in
2008 and facing minority status
in the House and Senate, RNC
members elected Steele their
chairman and chief spokesman.
But his bombastic style irritated
some party members and heavy
spending under his watch drew
fiery criticism.
"My leadership style is differ-
ent. I'm not cut out of the same
mold as others," an unapologetic
Steele told reporters last Friday
at the RNC's headquarters on
Capitol Hill.

U.S. buyers for its 3-D simu-
lators, at $50,000 each, that
include a moving base from
which golfers tee off.
"Before, Korea was only
known for the war, but we
have grown successful and
stable," said Oh, who on recent
U.S. sales trips recalled meet-
ing Americans who knew little
about Korea or even its loca-
tion. ."This G-20 can help us
be recognized for our high-tech
and our fast growth."
On the rainy streets of Seoul
on Thursday night, several
pedestrians echoed that opti-
mism. "We have prepared a lot
for this event and can show our
development to the world," said
Byung Hae Kim, an insurance
salesman for Metlife Korea, a

-Photo byTim Sloan, AFP/Getty Images
President Obama looks as South Korea's President Lee Myung-
Bak speaks during a joint press conference at the presidential
Blue House in Seoul on November 11.

local subsidiary of the U.S.-
based firm.
"Foreigners worry about
North Korea and Kim Jong
II, but [South] Korea is a safe
place. Foreigners are welcome
to live and -work here," he said.
Lauded as the World Design
Capital in 2010, Seoul aims
to be a "truly global city," and
more foreigner-friendly, Mayor
Oh Se Hoon said Tuesday.
American visitors will feel at
home, said Lee, the political
scientist. "Seoul is an updated
version of New York; it blends
modernity with a rich history
and culture" with one slight
difference, she% said: "It's a bit
cleaner" than New York.

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Iran offers to resume nuclear talks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran of-
fered to resume nuclear talks
with United States and other
world powers, though it set a
possible deal-breaking ground
rule by insisting that a key inter-
national demand be left off the
The shifting signals from Teh-
ran which also included sepa-
rate announcements with differ-
ent timetables for talks raised
questions about whether Iran
was seriously 'interested in re-
opening international dialogue
over its nuclear program or try-
ing to emphasize the point that
it would never accept a package
requiring it halt uranium enrich-
Iran ruled out any discussion

of a nuclear fuel exchange deal
like the one it balked at last year
and which was meant to ensure
it could not divert material to nu-
clear weapons production.
That could force the six-nation
group of negotiators the Unit-
ed States, Russia, China, Britain,
France and Germany to either
shun Tehran's outreach or come
up with a new formula to thwart
any possible Iranian attempt to
make nuclear weapons..
Iran says it is only pursuing en-
richment technology to make fuel
for a planned network of pow-
er-generating reactors. But the
technology is central to interna-
tional concerns because uranium
enriched to higher levels can also
be used in making warheads.

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First Black female legislator remembered

Special to the Miami Times Center in Tallahassee in her
honor. Cherry in 1971, intro-
The Florida A&M University duced the first laws for state

School of Law will pay tribute
to Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry
at their Scholars Luncheon on
-Friday in Orlando. The tim-
ing is great because Cherry
celebrated the 40th Anniver-
sary on Nov., 17, 1970 of her
swearing in as the First Black
female state legislator in the
state of Florida.
Cherry's legacy after four
decade continues. Numerous
organizations have affixed her
name to their vision and mis-
In addition to street naming
and award designations, the
following are a few of many
other honors attributed to

Gwen Cherry:
1991- The State of Florida
named its new Department of
Education Child Development

provided child care in Florida.
1995 Prior to Super Bowl
XXIX slated in Miami, a group
of concerned citizens led by
H.T. Smith, Hank Adorno,
Dean Colston, Elaine Black
and Rodney Barreto moved to
ensure that the NFL YET Cen-
ter would be constructed at
Gwen Cherry Park. Their ra-
tionale according' to its April
2008 publication "...Gwen
Cherry was a strong propo-
nent of education and in pro-
viding empowering services to
the communities often over-
2001 Sigma Gamma Rho,
Sorority, Inc. purchased the
rights for the naming of a Lec-
ture Hall (Moot courtroom)
in Cherry's honor at FAMU's
newly proposed College of
Law in Orlando.
2005 The students at the
newly constructed FAMU Col-
lege of Law in Orlando voted to
name FAMU's Law Fraternity,
Phi Alpha Delta, The Gwendo-
lyn Sawyer Cherry Chapter.
The Black Women Lawyer
Association of Dade County,

H i i .. ." I

Joe Lang Kershaw (Second left) and Gwendolyn Sawyer. Cherry take
Florida's first Black male and female legislators on November 17, 1970.

in celebration of its 20th An-
niversary, changed its Chap-
ter name to honor The Legacy
of Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry
via a proposal spearheaded by
then president Detra Shaw-
Sigma Gamma Rho, Cher-
ry's Sorority, enhanced her
legacy at FAMU College of Law

with an Endowed Scholarship
Initiative. The third annual
scholarship will be awarded
at the Scholars Luncheon
this week. Katie Williams and
Ruby T. Rayford are Chair and
Co-Chair, respectively of The
Sorority's Tribute to Cherry.
Additionally, The Gwen
Cherry House, listed as a his-

the oath of office as

toric site on Florida's Black
Heritage Trail, is being reno-
vated as a museum for the
Black Historical Preservation
Society of Palm Beach Coun-
ty. The house once owned
by Cherry is located on the
corner of 6th Street- and Di-
vision Avenue in Palm Beach

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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, serves steaks to servicemem-
bers and their families during a surprise visit to the Ramstein
Officers Club Nov 11.

First Lady visits Ramstein

Air Base for
many First Lady Michelle
Obama surprised more than
300 service-members and their
families at the Ramstein Offi-
cers Club during her visit here
Nov. 11.
The participants were enjoy-
ing-a special Veterans Day meal
provided by the California-
based Cooks of the Valley when
Mrs. Obama, accompanied
by Gen. Roger Brady, U.S. Air
Forces in Europe commander,
suddenly entered the room and
proceeded to the serving line to
help serve steaks.
"I'm here because I want to
thank all of you," Mrs. Obama
said. "I was on my way back
home when we stopped here to
refuel, so I wanted to come by
and spend some time with you
She went on to say that while
she misses her daughters, Ma-
lia and Sasha, desperately, she
felt it was critical for her to be
here to express her gratitude.
"I know from the work I've
done with all of you over the
past several years that it's not
just our men and women in
uniform who serve," she said.
"It is your families who are
making just as many sacrifices,
who are giving just as much
and sometimes more. And it is
so important, particularly on

Veterans Day
this day, to make sure that our
entire country says thank you."
The first lady also shared that
she enjoys being around the
military and that every Ameri-
can should spend some time at
a military installation or a mili-
tary hospital as a reminder of
the sacrifices service-members
and their families make for
their country every day.
"We are in this together," Mrs.
Obama said. "So I just wanted
to take these few moments to
say hello and again thank you
on behalf of myself, my hus-
band, my family and a very
grateful nation."
After serving steaks and de-
livering a short speech to a
cheering crowd, Mrs. Obama
went around the room sharing
hugs, smiles and handshakes.
"This was an awesome sur-
prise," said Tech. Sgt. Tiana
Simms-Russell, 86th Services
Squadron North Side Fitness
Center noncommissioned offi-
cer in charge. "I think it's great
that she took the time to come
see us here on Veteran's day. It
really shows that she cares."
While at Ramstein, Mrs.
Obama also took some time to
visit wounded service-members
at the Landstuhl Regional Med-
ical Center, and briefly met with
her German counterpart, First
Lady Bettina Wulff.

Florida Memorial selects

Lewis as new president

Special to the Miami Times

South Florida's only histori-
cally Black university now has
a new president.
Florida Memorial Universi-
ty's Board of Trustees selected
Lewis to take over the Miami
Gardens-based HBCU after a
nationwide search.
Henry .Lewis III, 60, received
his B.S. degree in pharmacy
from Florida A&M University,
his doctor of pharmacy degree
from Mercer University and
completed post-doctoral train-
ing at the Institute for Educa-
tional Management at Harvard
University. For the past 15
years, Lewis has served as dean
and professor in the FAMU Col-
lege of Pharmacy and Pharma-
ceutical Sciences. He also is
a former interim president of
FAMU and served four years
as dean of the Texas Southern
University College of Pharmacy
and Health Sciences.
"I see a diamond in the rough
in Florida Memorial University
and I am confident that the in-




Florida Memorial new president
stitution can be the greatest in-
stitution it can be," Lewis said.
Lewis has been instrumen-
tal in securing much needed
healthcare for minorities and
other underserved communi-
ties. Under his direction, Flori-
da A&M has opened a pharmacy
for medically-deprived patients
at the Bond Community Clinic.
In 1986, he made history by be-
coming the first Black elected
to the Leon County Board of
County Commissioners.

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Town makes peace with DuBois

By Russell Contreras
Associated Press

sachusetts He's the most fa-
mous son of this quiet mountain
hamlet in western Massachu-
setts. But until recently, people
looking for signs of W.E.B. Du-
Bois' life and legacy in Great
Barrington would have had a
hard time finding them.
For decades since DuBois'
death in Ghana in 1963, the civ-
il rights activist and scholar has
drawn praise for his writings but
scorn from residents upset that
he joined the Communist Party,
became a citizen of Ghana and
often criticized the U.S. over
race relations.
FBI agents and riot police
guarded a park -dedication to
him more than 40 years ago. Ef-
forts to name a school after him
were blocked. Some residents
saw him as the father figure of
Black radicalism, and they re-
mained conflicted over his lega-
cy and his relationship with the
largely white town he often ro-
manticized in his writings.
But now, as Great Barrington
readies to celebrate its 250th
birthday, supporters say DuBois
is finally getting his due.
His image will be featured in
many of the town's birthday
events, a portion of the River
Walk has been named in his
honor, and the University of
Massachusetts is embarking on
a major restoration project of his
boyhood homesite. In each case,
the recent DuBois honors came
with no resistance.
Supporters says these new ef-
forts, pushed by a coalition of
Black and white residents, are
signs that the town is finally at
peace with DuBois.
"It's amazing what time will
heal," said Rachel Fletcher,
founder of the Great Barrington
River Walk. "Many of those peo-
ple don't even remember why
they were even upset."

In the past five years, a new
DuBois Center has opened next
to his wife's burial site, and of-
ficials posted signs at the town
entrance advertising it as his
birthplace. Another visitors cen-
ter with a gift shop is planned
for downtown, and organizers
are putting the finishing touch-
es on a self-guided tour.
"He's everywhere in Great
Barrington," said David Levin-
son, a cultural anthropologist
and editor of "African American

found the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
People, a leading civil rights ad-
vocacy group, and remained an
outspoken critic against racial
discrimination throughout his
Many of DuBois' writings and
ideas continue to influence con-
temporary policy and thinkers.
In the early 1900s, he posited
that crime by Blacks declined
as they gained equality. And he
described a "Talented Tenth" of

- -

-AP Photo/Shana Sureck
In this Nov. 2 photo, a mural in downtown Great Barrington, Mass., honors the Black scholar
W.E.B DuBois, who was raised there. As the town prepares to celebrate it's 250th birthday, W.E.B.
DuBois, one of its most famous and controversial native sons, is being included in it's history and
promotional material.

Heritage in the Upper Housa-
tonic Valley." "I'm kind of com-
fortable where things are now.
The resistance is not thern.any-
Born in 1868, DuBois became
the first Black to earn a doctor-
ate at Harvard. He was a polar-

izing figure acclaimed for his
commitment to civil rights and
racial equality and maligned for
joining the Communist Party
late in life.
He wrote more than 4,000 ar-
ticles, essays and books, many
of which are now out of print or
difficult to find. He also helped

the Black population that would
rescue the race from its prob-
Shortly after his death, when
supporters dedicated a Great
Barrington park in his honor, a
controversy erupted that drew
actors, activists and elected of-

ficials from around the country.
Federal authorities were called
over concerns that the dedi-
cation would lead to violence,
though it remained peaceful.
Since then, residents con-
flicted over DuBois' writings and
views resisted almost all Du-
Bois-related events or projects.
For example, in 2004, Ste-
'phen Bannon, chairman of the
Berkshire Hills Regional School
Committee, helped block efforts
to name a school after DuBois.
At the time, Bannon said Du-
Bois' embrace of radical politics
played a role in that decision.
But these days, Bannon said,
he believes that those are just
"minor parts" of DuBois' past
and that most residents have
no problem honoring him as an
important part of the town's his-
"He's part of the community,"
Bannon said. "People accept
him as someone who lived here
and made major contributions."
Views of DuBois in the town
have evolved from that of a radi-
cal Black scholar to someone
who wrote about all sorts of
social justice issues, Fletcher
said. A garden by the River Walk
where DuBois spent his child-
hood was named after him to
honor his call for environmental
stewardship, Fletcher said.
Randy Weinstein, director of
the 5-year-old DuBois Center at
Great Barrington, said most of
the residents who fought efforts
to honor him have either died or
softened their views.
Weinstein said his nonprofit
center draws lectures, films and
panel discussions on DuBois
with few if any complaints.
"In the past, everytime Du-
Bois was on the front page of the
Berkshire Eagle, it was because
of a controversy," Weinstein
said. "Now, it's because of some
new dedication or honor, and
no one bats an eye. We're like,
'Sure. What else is new?' I think
that's great."

.- .1

Texas community ready to celebrate historical area

By T.J. Aulds
Associated Press

area in Texas City that 143
years ago was settled by for-
mer slaves now is on the list as
one of the recognized histori-
cal places in the nation.
The 1867 Settlement, locat-
ed in what is now West Texas
City, earned the listing on the
National Register of Historic
Places in May, but descen-
dants of the first settlers are
preparing to celebrate next
summer when the city marks
its 100th birthday.
The settlement was founded
in large part by Black cow-
boys, who were part of the Chi-
som Trail cattle drives, on 320
acres that was divided into
three-acre tracts for recently
freed slaves who could supply
"testimonies of good stand-
ing and industrious habit,"
according to the settlement's
history documents prepared
by the Galveston County His-
torical Commission. For more
than a 100 years, it thrived
as a self-sufficient Black com-
munity and included general
stores and churches, as well
as small farms and houses of
the settlers.
Descendants of four of the
Black cowboys who worked for
the Butlef Ranch in what is
now the League City area and
were founders of the settle-
ment Calvin Bell, Thomas
Britton, Thomas Caldwell and
David Hobgood still are very
much a part of the commu-
While the memory of the
settlement was handed down
through the generations and
within the West Texas City and
La Marque communities, very
little was known about the

significance of the settlement,
especially in providing former
slaves with the opportunity for
economic and social growth
after the Civil War. It also was
the only independent Black
community in the county.
By 1874, the settlement had
its first church and school and
its first cattle rancher.
Bell, who has been a tally-
man for the Butler Ranch cat-
tle roundups, bartered some of
his pay for some cattle. When
he settled in the area in 1874,
he became the first Black in
the county to have a registered
cattle brand.
Meanwhile, his wife, Katie,
was named the first teach-
er at the new school where
children and adults went to
The school actually was in
the one-room church found-
ed by the Rev. Israel Camp-
Because the church was
pretty much the center of life
in the settlement, residents
began referring to the com-
munity as Campbellville in
honor of the pastor. Still, the
official name was Our Settle-
ment, which eventually was
shortened to Settlement.
That name, too, went away
when in 1911 the same
year Texas City was founded
- the rail station located in
the community was named
Highland Station.
As was the case in many
communities then, the name
of the railroad depot became
the name of the community.
So the area became known as
The Highlands.
The community thrived
until, ironically, the passage
of the 1964 Civil Rights Act,
which ended school and com-
munity segregation.


The settlement was founded in large part by Black cow-
boys, who were part of the Chisom Trail cattle drives, on 320
acres that was divided into three-acre tracts for recently

freed slaves

With opportunities available
in non-Black communities
that had not been available
before, many of the younger
residents of the settlement
area moved to other commu-
A few years ago, some of.
the descendants of the com-
munity joined forces with the
Galveston County Historical

Society to record, preserve
and document the history of
the community as part of an
effort to recognize the his-
tory of Black residents in the
That effort included re-
search done by students of
the La Marque school district.
Their hard work was recog-
nized when the History Chan-

nel provided grant dollars so
that historical markers could
be put on areas that include
the old Bell house.
Last year, the state histori-
cal commission toured the
property to consider it for
nomination to the National
Register of Historic Places. In
May, the national recognition
was announced.
Now, the descendants of the
original Settlement families
and the historical association
are preparing the property for
next year's celebration, which
is scheduled to coincide with
the Lincoln-Woodland alumni
To be ready, the histori-
cal commission needs about
$2,000 to pay for plaques
to put on the property con-
firming its inclusion in the
National Register of Historic




Justice sought for 1923 Mo. lynching victim

Columbia community lead-
ers are working to correct
the record in the 1923 lynch-
ing of a Black University of
Missouri janitor accused of
raping a white professor's
James T. Scott was charged
with the crime eight days af-
ter the 14-year-old girl was

assaulted. He insisted he was
mistakenly identified.
But before he could face
a trial, a mob of 500 men
stormed the Boone Coun-
ty jail, took Scott out and
hanged him near the cam-
pus. Thousands watched.
Scott s death certificate
has a handwritten note list-
ing "committed rape" as a

secondary cause of death. A
local documentary filmmaker
has petitioned state record-
keepers to strike that note
Second Baptist Church
leaders are raising mon-
ey to add a headstone to
Scott's small grave marker
in Columbia Cemetery. The
church held a fundraiser
Sunday night.

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More Blacks in Florida are liv-
ing with HIV or are already
dead from AIDS than
any other racial or
ethnic group. At last
count, 1 in 58 non-
Hispanic Black males
and 1 in 83 non-His-
panic Black females
were living with a di-
agnosed case of HIV/
AIDS. For whites the
numbers are 1 in
310 (males) and 1 in
1,625 (females). The gaps be-
tween Blacks and whites is
clearly evident and alarming.
And while the meds can help
patients live much longer and
healthier lives, many continue
to participate in high-risk be-
haviors, particularly teenaged
Black boys and girls.

Close to 2,000,000
people in the U.S. are now liv-
ing with HIV/AIDS
More than 40,000
HIV/AIDS cases are diagnosed

continued from 1A

and addresses them as appro-
Judd added that even the po-
lice and the Mayor's office were
called as the crowd grew and
the lines between voters and
solicitors blurred.
"There weren't deputies to
stop people from coming in
and influencing voters," she
said. "And the lines were so
long that some were running
almost into the voter's booths.
It was a situation that was just
ripe for voter tampering."
Atate*Representatie-, Oscar
Braynon agreed that the pre-
ci'ct was particularly crowd-
ed but was reluctant to say
that any voter tampering took
"It was extra crowded and
there were a lot of voters who
needed translators," he said.
"But I question who the trans-
lators were working for be-
cause some did not seem to
be the official translators that
would be assigned by elections
Edward Harris, 64, director
of special projects for the M-D
Community Relations Board
(CRB), said that the 100-foot
boundary was clearly being ig-
nored when he arrived on the
scene, after receiving a call for
"The process was not be-
ing followed as it should have
been in terms of assigning
translators," he said. "Vot-
ers are supposed to fill out a
form then have someone as-
signed to them. When my staff
approached. individuals and
asked them to step outside,
that's when the verbal stuff
came. Elections officials did
come out to offer their support
and to assess the situation but
I am not sure what they dis-
covered. I serve as a neutral
party and cannot sign off on

Carolyn Boyce, 60-plus and a
member of the executive com-
mittee of Miami-Dade's NAACP,
has filed letters of complaint
with the State Attorney's Of-
fice, the National NAACP and
the FBI. She questions why so

in the U.S. each year
More than 4,000 HIV/
AIDS cases are diagnosed in
Florida alone each year
Florida is the 3rd state
with the highest hum-
ber of HIV/AIDS cases
in the U.S.
County is 1st in the
number of HIV/AIDS
L cases in Florida; Bro-
ward County ranks #

King, 24, adds that the town
hall meeting is intended to let
people know there are other
ways to access medications.
He fears that without this
knowledge, many will simply
stop taking meds and give up
on life.
"We are going to mobilize
and demand that Congress
put more money aside for
Florida," he said. "There is
already a bill that Senator
George Lemieux is co-spon-
soring that would procure
funds. As a Republican that

many translators were needed,
since the ballots were printed
in three languages.
"It is pitiful when people in-
fringe on the rights of others,"
she said. "I heard people com-
ing out saying that they were
not allowed to vote the way
they wanted. This is all about
being able to cast your vote
without any interference."
Boyce claims that support-
ers of the Monestime camp
had signs and other material
that was even placed on tables
beside voters well beyond
the 100-foot boundary. But
when we spoke with Mones-
time, he reported that he had
heard about solicitors from the
Rolle campaign committing the
same violations.
Rev. Willie Sims, 62, an as-
sistant pastor at Peaceful Zion
Baptist Church, says he was
bothered by one North Miami
council member, Marie Steril,
who was wearing a shirt from
her previous campaign and
was helping with translation
"She said she was there
to help voters with language
problems," he said. "But oth-
ers had already asked her
to leave by the time I arrived
and she refused. She said she
was needed. As I wasn't there
in any official capacity there
wasn't much I could do. But I
will say I have no doubt that
people were being persuaded
or led to vote in certain ways.
There was a lot of disorder and
it just wasn't good."
Boyce adds that she is giving
officials who received letters
about one week to respond.
Then she plans to take the
problem to the community.
Steril, who represents Dis-
trict 4 in the City of North
Miami, did not respond to
our telephone calls or e-mails
about her participation at the
precinct on Election Day.
The M-D CRB will hold its
general membership meeting
on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 2
p.m. at the Stephen P. Clark
Government Center, 111 NW
1st St., Conference Room 18-
4. Gary Hartfield, deputy su-
pervisor of elections, along
with Jean Robert Lafortune,
president, Haitian American
Grassroots Coalition, will be
the special guests.

Controversial drink to end N.Y. distribution

The maker of Four Loko, a caf-
feinated alcoholic drink banned
in four states, has agreed to stop
shipments to New York state.
Gov. David Paterson and
the State Liquor Authority an-
nounced the agreement Sunday
with Chicago-based Phusion Proj-
ects, which makes the beverage,
and the state's largest beer dis-
"New Yorkers deserve to know
that the beverages they buy are
safe for consumption," said Pat-
erson, a Democrat.
The popular drinks have been

banned in Washington, Michi-
gan, Utah and Oklahoma. Four
Loko comes in several varieties,
including fruit punch and blue
raspberry. A 23.5-ounce can has
an alcohol content of 12%, com-
parable to four beers, according
to the company's website.
The company agreed to stop
shipping the drinks by Nov. 19.
Distributors have until Dec. 10 to
finish out their inventory. Several
college students were hospital-
ized after drinking the beverages,
including in New Jersey, where
one school banned them.

is something you might not
expect from him, but I think
some politicians are starting
to get it AIDS impacts ev-
Joey Winn, director of public
policy for Broward House, the
largest AIDS service organiza-
tion in the state, is already ad-
vising his case workers to find
alternative means for patients
to access medications.
"I just returned from a state-
wide meeting in Tampa with

the Department of Health and
our goal is to make sure we
don't drop anymore than the
expected 347 patients," he
said. "Most of these changes
should not go into effect for
another few months so time is
still on our hands but not
Wynn says the disparity be-
tween Blacks and other ethnic
groups in Florida and the U.S.
is another concern for him and
his staff.

2nd Annual

"Blacks make up 60 per-
cent of those with HIV/AIDS
but only 13 to 15 percent of
the overall population add
that to the growing number of
people who are living at 300
percent of the poverty level or
higher (the new schedule of
modification which becomes
effective February 2011) and
we have a real crisis situation.
We have had flat funding for so
many years while the number'
of patients continues to surge

- it's just a perfect storm."
Nationwide, ADAP serves
over 165,000 people and ac-
counts for one-third of people
on AIDS treatment in the U.S.
The AIDS Healthcare Founda-
tion serves over 15,000 Florid-
ians living with HIV/AIDS and
includes free testing and pre-
vention programs. For more
information about their new
initiative, "Operation: Mobi-
lize Florida," go to www.aid-

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Greater Ward

Chapel AME

prepares for

the future
By Kaila Heard
kheard@m'niaimtine soldhne .comi
Being recently rec-
ognized as Hallandale
Beach's oldest church
was a great honor for
the 108-year-old Greater'
Ward Chapel African Meth-
odist Episcopal (AME) Church.
"It is remarkable that we have
come this far and I am enamored to
be a part of this," said the church's
pastor, Reverend John Wesley Wil-
liams Jr. at the special ceremony
revealing the historical marker
Please turn to GREATER WARD 13B

United Methodist Churches

Openly accept gay

and lesbian members
By Kaila Heard
In abstract, the word reconcile has several different
meanings, from accepting an undesired fate, to winning
over with friendliness, to being able reconsecrate.
For the handful of churches within the United Methodist
Church that have become reconciling, the term translates
into openly accepting and welcoming gay and lesbian con-
gregants and members.
Like many other churches and faiths, officially the Unit-
ed Methodist Church espouses repudiation of homosexu-
ality while unofficially practicing a version of the military's
"don't ask, don't tell" policy.
According to the Reconciling Ministries Network, the
movement began in 1982 out of a desire for churches to
publicly state, and show accordingly, their support for gay
and lesbian members of their congregation.
Please turn to UMC 14B


Bethany honors local officers' heroism

Seventh Day Adventist church hosts
annual women's day service

By Kaila Heard
Last Saturday, Betha-
ny Seventh Day Adventist
Church of Brownsville hon-
ored two Miami-Dade police
officers for heroism during
their annual Women's Day
The two officers, Alexandra
Jordan and Elizabeth Soler,
had been the much lauded
officers who arrived first on
the scene of a couple's home
burning and went into to save
the elderly handicap couple
on August 31.
"They arrived and acted

pretty quickly putting them-
selves in harm's way. They got
them both out of the house
before the house was fully
engulfed," said Sharon Lewis,
the director of the church's
women's ministry.
Lewis explained that the
women were chosen to be
honored for a number of rea-
sons including a desire to
help mend relationships be-
tween the community and law
enforcement agents.
"Within our community,' our
young people, our people in
general, who are not trusting
of police officers," explained
Lewis. "So my effort was to

-Photo Courtesy of Bethany Seventh Day Adventist Church
Bethany Seventh Day Adventist Church honored police
officers Alexandra Jordan and Elizabeth Soler for coura-
geous service during their annual Women's Day Service,
last Saturday.
acknowledge the good of their lades given to the officers,
actions." the elderly couple Mr. and
In addition to the acco- Please turn to BETHANY 14B


Liberty City Church of Christ's Reverend
Freeman Thomas Wyche, 80, sits with his '
wife of 55 years, 73-year-old Anna Wyche. %



Life is all about service
By Kaila Heard
Service has long been the mantra of Reverend Freeman Thomas
Wyche service to God's people and service in the military.
The minister, who has worked as Liberty City Church of Christ's
pastor for the past 32 years, also labored in the Air Force Reserves
for over two decades. He found that for both positions he was ex-
pected to be committed, obedient and ready to serve at a moment's
However, there was one marked difference.
"Dealing with people in Air Force, it was a blue moon before you
Please turn to WYCHE 14B

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Blacks face 72 percent unwed mother's rate

By Jesse Washington
AP National Writer

Mouton,- 30, works full time
as a fast-food manager on the 3
p.m. to 1 a.m. shift. She's start-
ing classes to become a food in-
"My children are what keep
me going, every day," she says.
"They give me a lot of hope and
encouragement." Her plans for
them? "College, college, col-
On Mouton's right shoulder,
the name of her oldest child,
Zanevia, is tattooed around a
series of scars. When Zanevia
was an infant, Mouton's drug-
addled fiance came home one
night and started shooting.
Mouton was hit with six bul-
lets; Zanevia took three and
"This man was the love of my
life," Mouton says. He's serv-
ing a 60-year sentence. Another
man fathered her second and
third children; Mouton doesn't


have good things to say about
him. The father of her unborn
child? "He's around. He helps
with all the kids."
She does not see marriage in
her future.
"It's another obligation that I
don't need," Mouton says. "A
good man is hard to find nowa-
Mouton thinks it's a good idea
to encourage Black women to
wait for marriage to have chil-
dren. However, "what's good for
you might not be good for me.,"
Yes, some women might need
the extra help of a husband. "I
might do a little better, but I'm
doing fine now. I'm very happy
because of my children."
"I woke up today at six
o'clock," she says. "My son was
rubbing my stomach, and my
daughter was on the other side.
They're my angels."
Christelyn Karazin has four
angels of her own. She had the
first with her boyfriend while
she was in college; they never
married. Her last three came

after she married another man
and became a writer and home-
. maker in an affluent Southern
California suburb.
In September, Karazin, who
is Black, marshaled 100 other
writers and activists for the on-
line movement No Wedding No
Womb (NWNW), which she calls
"a very simplified reduction of a
very complicated issue."
"I just want better for us,"
Karazin says. "I have four kids
to raise in this world. It's about
what kind of world do we want."
"We've spent the last 40 years
discussing the issues of how we
got here. How much more dis-
4 cussion, how many more chil-
dren have to be sacrificed while
( we still discuss?"
The reaction was swift and
ferocious. She had many sup-
porters, but hundreds of others
attacked NWNW online as shal-
low, anti-feminist, lacking so-
lutions, or a conservative tool.
Something else about Karazin
touched a nerve: She's married
Please turn to UNWED 14B

'Single mothers' often have live-in partners

Census measures

co-habitation rates

By Tamar Lewin

More than a quarter of the
unmarried women who gave
birth in a recent year were liv-
ing with a partner, according to
a Census Bureau report that for
the first time measured the per-
centage of unmarried mothers
who were not living alone.
"Everybody tends to think
of single mothers as being
alone with their child, and we
wanted to look at whether that
was true," said Jane Dye, the
demographer who wrote the
report, "Fertility of American
Women: 2008." "We found that
28 percent of these women were
living with an unmarried part-
ner, whether opposite sex or
same sex."
While cohabitation has in-
creased enormously over the
last generation, the catchall
category of "single mother" has

often blurred the difference be-
tween those living alone and
those living with a partner.

But recently, the Census Bu-
reau's Current Population Sur-
vey, one of the sources for the
fertility report, added a ques-
tion on cohabitation to make it
possible to measure how many
new mothers were actually on
their own.
Cohabitation is now widely
used as a transitional stop en
route to marriage. According
to a National Center for Health
Statistics study released in
February, about half of cohabit-
ing couples marry within three
years, and about two-thirds
within five.
Pamela J. Smock, director of
the Population Studies Center
at the University of Michigan,
said many people delayed mar-
riage until they had achieved a
basic level of economic security.
"Economic situations really
matter for people getting mar-
ried," she said. "Many people

say they will not get married
unless they can have a wedding
and a savings account, but they
might have a child in a cohabit-
ing relationship. That's become
almost a mainstream way of
starting a family, with less stig-
matization than even 10 years
Andrew Cherlin, a demogra-
pher at Johns Hopkins Univer-
sity, and Smock said they were
surprised that the number of
mothers living with a partner
was not higher, since previous
estimates had put it at around
half of unmarried mothers.
"Cohabitation until recently
was invisible in government
reports," Mr. Cherlin said. "It's
data we need. If we're con-
cerned about stable environ-
ments for children, we have to
know whether we should be
focusing our efforts'on helping
cohabiting couples keep their
relationship together, or wheth-
er we're talking about unmar-
ried teen mothers who are on
their own."
According to the Census Bu-

reau report, released recently,
unmarried women made up 1.5
million of the 4 million women
ages 15 to.44 who gave birth
between June 2007 and June
The report also looked at the
effects of women's increas-
ing educational attainment on
their childbearing. Women who
continued their education into
their 20s experienced lower fer-
tility levels at younger ages but
higher fertility at older ages,
once they completed their edu-
According to the fertility re-
port, which is published every
two years, 18 percent of all
women ages 40 to 44 in 2008
were childless, down from 20
percent in 2006 but still far
higher than, the- 10 p~reat>in
that age group who were child-
less in 1976.
Nationally, one in four moth-
ers who recently gave birth
lived in poverty in 2008. About
20 percent of the women who
gave birth during the year were
foreign-born, the report found.

Homeless church struggles to hang on

By John Murgatroyd

Atlanta's Urban Foursquare
Church is facing a problem that
many of its parishioners al-
ready deal with. homelessness.
Pastor Mark Anthony Mitch-
ell started the church in Lake-
wood, one of Atlanta's poorest
"We're about the heartfelt
needs of the poor ard under-
class," he said.
Mitchell rents an abandoned

church that is for sale. The con-
gregation is months behind in
the rent and facing eviction
"Here %e are living hand to
mouth." Mitchell said "We give
out more than we receive."
Rosa Arnold runs the church's
four-day-a-week preschool for
about 55 three to fike-yeaxr-old
neighborhood children free of
charge. She said the children
are not only taught ho,w to read
and rite, but also to love one

"I just have to believe that
this is not the end of \\hat God
wants me to do for these chil-
dren," Arnold said. I don't be-
lieve he brought me here to
just lea\e me and to leave these
The kids get a breakfast.
lunch and snack, and some
take home a little extra "They
ask for seconds and thirds be-
cause they don't want to be
hungry v.lien they go home,"
Arnold said.

The church also feeds about
100 of lhe neighborhood hun-
gry twi:e a week. Willie Mosley
-Jr. started the church's Miracle
Made Mentor program, but also
cooks breakfast "It's a small
thing to cook my grandmother's
biscuits for the people." Mosley
said, "but knowing I put anoth-
er element on those biscuits,
it puts joy in someone else's
heart, which takes them out of
their hopeless situation even for
that moment "

Local AME church makes future preparations

continued from 12B

Now like any other long last-
ing institution the church is
considering what next?

Since Williams was official-
ly assigned as the pastor for
Greater Ward Chapel AME in
Nov. 2008, he has been re-
sponsible for reinstating the
communion of the sick and
shut-ins, establishing all male
and all female usher boards
and introducing 33 principles
of stewardship, among other
Yet he says one of his biggest
concerns is creating more ef-
fective evangelizing efforts.
"We're looking at a time when
people are looking at what the
church can do for us as op-
posed to what we can do for the
church," Williams said. So, "we
have to promote the church."
Like many other established
churches, Greater Ward Cha-
pel AME struggles to satisfy its
older, long time members while
attracting newer, and more
youthful members. Currently,

Williams estimates that at least
75 percent of Greater Ward
Chapel's congregation could be
seen as mature adults.
To continue their evangeliz-
ing efforts, they are preparing
to relaunch the church's web-
site and provide live streaming
of services, said Williams, who
also serves a part-time profes-
sor of religion at Florida Memo-
rial University.
While the senior pastor re-
mains enthusiastic about
new technologies, he does not
see them as being able to re-
place the benefits of attending
church on a regular basis.
Regular fellowship allows
people to build up and support
one another because of the per-
sonal interaction, but online in-
ternet services provide no such
interaction, said Williams.
He concluded, "We should
not forsake assemblage."
To ensure that everyone en-
joys those benefits, Williams
tries to make all members feel
welcomed and loved. He has
placed younger people in roles
such as starts and trustees
while offering older members
computer training assistance.

"We have to give both the gen-
erations what they want," he
All generations are taught
biblical literacy, as Williams
sees an individual's ability to
study and understand the Bi-
ble themselves as true spiritual
and emotional empowerment.
The AME emphasis upon the
value of education is also seen
in what causes they choose to
support. At the recent 120th
South Annual Conference they
advocated to continue to sup-
port Historically Black Colleges
and University, in particular
the Edward Waters College in

Named after the late Bishop
Thomas D. Ward, the church
was officially founded by Rev-
erend W.H. Maddox in 1902 for
those seeking an African Meth-
odist Church in the Hallandale
In the beginning, services
were held twice a month, on the
first and third Sunday at a loca-
tion on N.W. First Avenue and
N.W. Third Street.
According to the official

church cannon, the church
had grown from two members
to 20 by 1931. By 1935, the
church membership ballooned
to 75 people forcing the church
to move to anew location on
Fourth Street and Second Av-
By 1958, the church had
again outgrown its sanctuary.
They eventually moved to their
present location on N.W. 6th
Avenue in Hallandale Beach.

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to prepare love boxes for troops
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Annie Chapman, 786-312-4260.

*' God Word God Way will
be part of Thanksgiving dinner
feeding at Gamble Memorial
Mission. For more info, 786-

Bethany Seventh Day
Adventist is hosting a Block
Party at their newly reopened
Community Outreach Center on
Nov. 21, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 305-

Booker T. Washington
Class of 1967 invites all class
members to their monthly class

meetings every third Saturday
of each month at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts Center.

Miami Northwestern
Sr. High Class of 1961 is
planning for their 50th reunion.
Classmates are encouraged
to join monthly meetings, the
second Tuesday of each month,
September-May, at the Little
River Park. Marva, 305-685-

Eugene and Mary
Thompson Inc. invite you to a
presentation on "The Advantages
& Benefits of the 501C3" at 10
a.m., every first Saturday. Mary,

God Word God Way
Chieftain pastor is back teaching
under the power of God. For
more info 786-326-3455.

The Sigma Chi Chapter
of Alpha Phi Omega 'will
hold monthly meetings every
fourth Sunday. Kenneth "Ferg"
Ferguson, 786-274-9226.

The True Word of the
Holiness Church invites you
to attend worship services on
Thursday nights at 8 p.m. and
Sunday at 10 a.m. 305-681-

Christ The King AOCC
Church in Miami Gardens
cordially invites you to Bible
study class to be held on the
first and third Mondays from 6

Pastor reflects on family values and life in general

continued from 12B

spoke to somebody that would
talk back to you," Wyche re-
"Sometimes I miss the fact
that when you say things peo-
ple can't ignore it with immu-
nity," Wyche joked.
That humor and acceptance
has served the 80-year-old pas-
tor well during his tenure of the
reportedly third oldest Church
of Christ branch in Miami and
leading a congregation of nearly

Attending a parochial school
during his high school years
helped Wyche realize that
ministry was his true calling.
However, he impulsively joined
the Air Force in 1949 after he
walked by the famous post-
er declaring that Uncle Sam
"wants you."
The time in the military al-
lowed him' and his family to
travel throughout the world.
But he left after becoming
frustrated with the lack of op-
portunities of advancement for
a Black man. (He would later
enlist in the Air Force Reserves
in Homestead during the 1980s
where he was finally awarded
"his stripes").
Wyche would go on to con-
tinue his collegiate studies. In
1955, he was one of six Blacks
to help re-integrate Maryville
College in Tennessee and one
of the first Blacks to play col-
legiate sports after integration.
The school originally had al-
lowed Blacks and Native Ameri-
can students to attend in before
segregation officially became
law in the early 20th century.
Nevertheless, his other expe-
riences with racism led him to
be sympathetic to those who

-, ..


Liberty City Church of Christ is located at 1263 N.W. 67th Street in Miami.

were most affected by racism's
limiting opportunities.
Wyche had only been se-
nior pastor at the Liberty City
Church of Christ for a couple of
years when the McDuffie riots
occurred. The mayhem caused'
basic services such as mail de-
livery to be temporarily shut
down. Wyche still recalls hav-
ing to hang his arm out of the
window to show rioters that he
was Black to ward off violence.
Liberty City Church of Christ
remained open throughout the
riots. When asked by reporters
what he thought about the me-
lee, Wyche recalled saying,"No
I don't approve of violence, but
I tell you what, I understand it,
If I wasn't a preacher I'd be out
there myself."
Yet his position and his be-
liefs of Christians' dual citi-
zenship of Heaven and Earth,

offered Wyche hope for human-
ity, which he believes made all
the difference in how he chose
to react to injustices.
"I taught my people that
God will fight your battles and
while the wicked rule God is
not asleep" Wyche said. "You
have to have that mentality to
know where your citizenship is
and to have faith to live accord-

Freeman and his wife, Anna
of 55 years are the proud par-
ents of three children Free-
man Thomas Wyche II, 59; Zoe
Terri Madison, 51; and Kermit
Wyche, 44.
Each child has managed
to distinguish themselves in
various careers while remain-
ing faithful members of the
Church of Christ.

Wyche considers them all
a blessing. While he consid-
ers raising his children to
be his duty, Wyche also con-
fessed that children's free will
can undermine any parental
"You want your kids to be
Christians and to be good
people but you can't stop your
kids from doing wrong," he ex-
He recalls how he found out
his daughter was skipping
school to hang out at a friend's
house. He confronted his
child, fully prepared to issue
corporeal punishment when
she reminded him of how he
once skipped school to spend
time with a friend.
So, "I put my belt back on
and said 'Ok daughter, don't'
do that anymore,"' he recalled
with a laugh.

-7 p.m. 305-621-1513 or 305-
621-6697. Liz Bain, 305-621-

Former Montanari
employees are being sought out
for reunion. Lolita Forbes, 786-


New Beginning Church
of Deliverance of All Nations
will meet with pregnant teens at
6 p.m., every Wednesday. 786-
291-3939 or 305-321-8630.

Church embraces all members

continued from 12B

While the movement appears
to continue to grow, it remains
a small, subset of the tradition-
al United Methodist Congrega-
tion. According to the United
Methodist Archive Center, there
are approximately 8.3 million
United Methodist in the United
However, so far, there are
three official churches regis-
tered as reconciling church in
Florida. They include Grace
United Methodist Church of
Lake Mary; Lake Wood United
Methodist Church in Saint Pe-
tersburg and St. John's on the
Lake United Methodist Church
in Miami Beach.
Reverend Christopher D. Mc-
Neil, the senior pastor of the
reconciling congregation in Mi-
ami Beach, estimates that the
church draws about 50 people
every Sunday.
According to McNeil the move-
ment of reconciliation grew out
of parents of homosexual con-
cerns about the harm their
children were enduring by con-
stantly hearing negative mes-
sages about their sexuality at
The 41-year-old straight mar-
ried pastor believes that the
normal biblical scriptures that
many use to dismiss homo-
sexuality as a sin don't apply to
same sex consensual relation-
"There's nothing in the
scriptures about consensual
same sexual relationships,"

McNeil said.

Theories abound about the
consequences of rejecting ho-
mosexual people, i.e. practicing
Experts have theorized that
the lack of welcome by many
communities has caused many
homosexuals to live secret lives
they are ashamed of, a life-
style that has been dubbed the
"Down Low" in the Black com-
munity; enforce rigid gender
roles; and may even facilitate in
unsafe sexual practices.
One of the best examples
about homophobia harming all
is the delay in which many in-
stitutions took to address the
AIDS pandemic because of its
association as a "gay disease".
According to the Multicul-
.tural Resource Center of the
University of North Carolina,
Charlotte warns that homopho-
bia can "condition heterosex-
ual people badly and commit
actions contrary to their basic
McNeil agrees that homopho-
bia is unhealthy. "I believe its
harmful to the person to hold
on to that type of [negative] en-
ergy," McNeil said.
Besides, McNeil further ex-
plained, when people' concern
themselves with issues such as
sexuality it distracts them from
important issues.
"Now that we've decided ev-
erybody's welcome now we can
get down to the business of
having church," he said.

Bethany SDA recognizes women

continued from 12B

Mrs. James Kendrick also re-
ceived special recognition. The
couple, who are currently look-
ing for permanent housing,
was not at the service, but a
basket filled with $100 of gro-
ceries from Bethany SDA was
delivered to them the following

This year's Women's Day
theme was 'Woman, Like a Dia-
mond in God's Hand.'
"When you really look at it
from a spiritual stand point
we are precious stones that
god loves and nurtures and
fashions to be special being on
earth," explained Lewis. "My fo-
cus was on letting women know
that they are special in God's
plan and women don't often
think of themselves of being
Among some of the day's high-
lights include a special speech
delivered by Chaplain Wanda

Davis of Florida Hospital; a
seminar about domestic vio-
lence; and workshops for young
women entitled 'Diamonds in
the Rough: a Young Women's
Path to Guide Her to God' and
a session for young men about
selecting "Diamond Girls."
In addition to the work-
shops, every year the Women's
Day Service recognizes various
church members for their, out-
standing service.
This year's honorees included
Birda Wright and Lucinda Rob-
inson who were recognized for
their dedication to the church
while both are raising their
grandchildren; Jean Farrington
Glover "a faithful dedicated
servant whose always there for
whatever you ask her to do";
Gardenia Pierre who works
with the youth group, Pathfind-
ers and the Bereavement Min-
istry; and Kathy Malone who
works as a counselor at the
Seventh Day Adventist school,
Miami Union Academy.
Each woman received a cer-
tificate of recognition as well as
a shawl.

Black women strongly face a high percentage of being unwed mothers

continued from 13B

to a white man and has a book
about mixed-race relationships
coming out.
Blogger Tracy Clayton, who
posted a vicious parody of
NWNW's theme song, said the
movement focuses on the symp-
tom instead of the cause.
"It's trying to kill a tree by
pulling leaves off the limbs. And
it carries a message of shame,"
said Clayton, a Black woman
born to a single mother. "I came
out fine. My brother is married
with children. (NWNW) makes
it seem like there's something
immoral about you, like you're
contributing to the ultimate
downfall of the Black race. My

mom worked hard to raise me,
so I do take it personally."
Demetria Lucas, relationships
editor at Essence, the maga-
zine for Black women, declined
an invitation for her award-
winning personal blog to en-
dorse NWNW. Lucas, author of
the forthcoming book "A Belle
in Brooklyn: Advice for Living
Your Single Life & Enjoying Mr.
Right Now," says plenty of Black
women want to be married but
have a hard time finding suit-
able Black husbands.
Lucas says 42 percent of all
Black women and 70 percent of
professional Black women are
unmarried. "If you can't get a
husband, who am I to tell you
no, you can't be a mom?" she
asks. "A lot of women resent

the idea that you're telling me
my chances of being married are
like 1 in 2, it's a crapshoot right
now, but whether I can have a
family of my own is based on
whether a guy asks me to marry
him or not."
Much has been made of the
lack of marriageable Black men,
Lucas says, which has created
the message that "there's no
real chance of me being mar-
ried, but because some Black
men can't get their stuff togeth-
er I got to let my whole world fall
apart. That's what the logic is
for some women."
That logic rings false to Amy
Wax, a law professor at the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania, whose
book "Race, Wrongs and Rem-
edies: Group Justice in the

21st Century" argues that even
though discrimination caused
Blacks' present problems, only
Black action can cure them.
"The Black community has
fallen into this horribly dysfunc-
tional equilibrium" with unwed
mothers, Wax says in an inter-
view. "It just doesn't work."
"Blacks as a group will never
be equal while they have this
situation going on, where the
vast majority of children do not
have fathers in the home mar-
ried to their mother, involved in
their lives, investing in them, in-
vesting in the next generation."
"The 21st century for the
Black community' is about
building human capital," says
Wax, who is white. "That is the
undone business. That is the

unmet need. That is the comple-
tion of the civil rights mission."
All the patients are gone now
from Carroll's office the pris-
on guard, the young married
couple, the 24-year-old with a
10-year-old daughter and the
father of her unborn child in jail.
The final patient, an 18-year-
old who dropped out of college
to have her first child, departs
by taxi, alone.
"I can't tell you that I feel
deep sadness, because I don't,"
says Carroll, who has two
grown children of her own.
"And not because I'm not fully
aware of what's happening to
them. It's because I do all that
I can to help them help them-
Carroll is on her second gen-

eration of patients now, deliv-
ering the babies of her babies.
She does not intend to stop
anytime soon. Her father, a
general practitioner in Hous-
ton, worked right up until he
Each time she brings a child
into this world, she thinks
about what kind of life it will
"I tell the mothers, if you de-
cide to have a baby, you decide
to have a different kind of life
because you owe them some-
thing. You owe them something
better than you got."
"I ask them, what are you
doing for your children? Do you
want them to have a better life
than you have? And if so, what
are you going to do about it?"




CALL KELVIN 305-694-6214



'Amazing grace' remains global music sensation

Gospel song remains most popular

song for over 200 years

By Joe Edwards

It has endured for more than
two centuries, offering hope to
those gneving or searching for
meaning to life. With its simple
melod, and message of saha-
tion, "Amazing Grace' is a global
music sensation.
As music lingo would describe
it, the song is No. 1 v.ith a bullet
Will Elvis Hound Dog" last 200
years? Michael Jackson's Beat
It'? Lady Gaga's "Poker Face ?
Amazing Grace" already has and
keeps on going
Says Cliff Barrows, who led
choirs all over the world for de-
cades at Billy Graham crusades.

We will sing this song until Je-
sus comes and it may be one
of our theme songs in heaven
around the throne'
According to wwv-..aUmnusic.
corn, "Amazing Grace" has been
recorded more than 6.600 times.
"It may be the most recorded
song on the planet,' said Jernry
Bailey, execuuve at Broadcast
Music, Inc of Nashville
The song was written in 1779
lor a fe', years earlier) by John
Newton, an English poet and
clergyman who died in 1807
Newton, as a young man, desert-
ed the English Navy, was recap-
tured and punished and became
involved in slave trading. He later

had a religious av.'akerning dur-
iig a storm at sea before becom-
trig a prolific hy'mn composer.
More than two centLiries lat-
er, it s a fixture across spirittial
and secular culture. It s been
pla,,ed at somrne of the cou-intr.'s
most somber gatherings' Memo-
rial sen.ices foUo,..-ing the 9,/ 1 1
terrorist attacks, the Oklahoma
City bombing and the attack that
killed .32 students at Vireinia
It crosses denominau onal doc-
trine, \\ith rno references to Jesus
Chnst, just God and Lord. It s
unfailingl\ positive with no men-
tion ,'f hell or the devil. The '..cord
"grace' is mentioned three times
in the second v.erse alone.
The IlnIcs are mostly one syl-
lable a-nd. vith few high notes
and Just ,-Aie octave, are easy to
sing It's no challenge like 'The
Star-Spangled Banner.'

Christian website provides biblical answers The benefits of prayer

By Norm Miller

Pontius Pilate asked Jesus,
"What is truth?" Centuries lat-
er, people from all walks of life
are still searching for the truth,
and for answers to some of life's
most thorny questions like
"Does God Love Gay People?"
and "Is Porn Wrong?" answers such
questions from a biblical world-
view by utilizing more than 30
evangelical professors -- theo-
logical experts in their respec-
tive disciplines of study. The
site also can connect the in-
quisitive Web searcher to local
churches for a more personal
Christian response to their
questions regarding numerous
cultural and moral issues.
Southeastern Baptist Theo-
logical Seminary President
Daniel L. Akin, who appears in
some of the site's videos, noted

in a letter e-mailed to alumni,
" takes evangelism,
discipleship and local church
growth to innovative heights.
The site capitalizes on the mil-
lions who, according to statis-
tics, increasingly use the Inter-
net as a resource for spiritual
information and investigation.
"The answers to biblical and
theological issues provide dis-
cipleship for church mem-
bers," Akin said.
The site's launch is the re-
sult of seven years' work of
Jesse Connors, an alumnus of
both Southeastern Seminary
in Wake Forest, N.C., and Lib-
erty University in Lynchburg,
Connors told Baptist Press
that, at an early age, he
prayed, "Lord, I don't want
anything else in life than for
You to tell me what You want
me to do. Please help me reach

people with Your message so
they won't go to hell."
"It was years later that the
Lord spoke definably through
the ears of my soul, and I was
certain of a mission to use vid-
eos to answer life's hard ques-
tions online," Connors said.
Connors holds a master of di-
vinity in Christian apologetics
and biblical languages from
Southeastern and a bachelor
of science in media manage-
ment and public relations
from Liberty. He drew from
the faculty of both institutions
for the site's videos and from
Oxford University in England.
"Sixty-six percent of all
Internet users are likely to
search for religious informa-
tion online," he said, citing the
Pew Research Center.
Many Christians, mean-
while, "are hesitant to share
their faith and invite people to

church for fear they won't say
the right thing or have all the
answers. offers
such Christians another evan-
gelistic option to show people
the truth of the Gospel.
Offering more than biblical
answers, the site points the
spiritually sincere viewer to
churches within a 40-mile ra-
dius of the viewer's zip code.
"While church enrollment on
the site is a priority, not just
any church can participate
in our TrueLife site," Con-
nors said. "Churches may be
approved upon successful
completion of a doctrinal sur-
vey and then be enrolled in
TrueLife's church referral net-
work. Our site most assuredly
reflects Baptist doctrine and
biblical theology, and such
churches are the only ones
well allow to be linked to our

contiuned from 12B

Christian Science with
more than 30 years of pro-
fessional experience, ex-
plained the basic princi-
pals of Christian Science
and how it can be used to
benefit practitioners.
Using biblical parables
as well as personal anec-
dotes, she illustrated her
message that prayer can
However, she also made
sure to explain that Chris-
tian Science, which is not
affiliated with Scientology,
is not positive thinking or
Christian science is about
turning your thoughts to
God to find the solution,
she explained.

The Christian Science re-
ligion was founded by Mary
Baker Eddy in 1879. Chris-
tian Scientists believe that
God is infinite love and that
studying the Bible could lead
to understanding God and
being able to be healed by
God. While there is a heavy
emphasis upon seeking heal-
ing through prayer first.
Christian Science does not
forbid or discourage practi-
tioners from seeking medical
attention when they are ill.
According to Christian Sci-
ence Florida website, there
are currently five christian
science churches throughout
the state.
Fifth Church of Christ, Sci-
entist is located at 1600 N.W.
54th Street in Miami.

Jesus statue rises in Polish field

A statue of Jesus Christ that
its builders say will be the
largest in the world is fast ris-
ing from a Polish cabbage field
and local officials hope it will
become a beacon for tourists.
The builders expect to attach
the arms, head and crown
to the robed torso in coming
days, weather and cranes per-
mitting, completing a project
conceived by local Catholic
priest Sylwester Zawadzki and
paid for by private donations.

Other countries are showing a
lot of interest," said Dariusz
Bekisz, mayor of Swiebodzin, a
town of about 21,000 people in
western Poland some 100 km
(60 miles) from the German
"More people will visit Swie-
bodzin and leave their money.
Some will come for spiritual
reasons, others out of curios-
ity," he said, adding no public
money had been used in the

my religious sensitivity. These
kinds of monuments don't have
much to do with spirituality,"
editor Tomasz Krolak said.
"People should think more
about building within them-
selves rather than making big
Local townspeople seemed
bemused by the whole affair.
"Building Jesus is an inter-
esting idea, but I'm afraid we
can't beat Rio. I don't treat
this 100 percent seriously,"






* V

Workers lift the head of a 169-foot statue of Jesus Christ onto its body in a cabbage field in West-
ern Poland.

Standing on an artificial
mound, the plaster and fibre
glass statue will stand some 52
meters (57 yards) when com-
pleted, taller than the famous
statue of Christ the Redeemer
with outstretched arms that
gazes over Rio de Janeiro in
Brazil, Polish officials say.
The actual statue will mea-
sure 33 meters Zawadzki
has said this reflects the fact
that Jesus died at 33, accord-
ing to Christian tradition -
and weigh 440 tonnes.
"I'm happy because this
project will bring publicity to
our town, not only in Poland
but also from the global media.

"The priest, Father Zawadz-
ki, is a man of action who al-
ways, throughout his life, has
built and created . In the
future we're going to have to
think about bringing the car-
nival to Swiebodzin too, just
as in Rio," he joked.
Zawadzki is avoiding media
for the time-being and Pol-
ish church leaders could not
immediately be reached for
comment. But the editor of
Poland's Catholic Information
Agency (KAI) sounded a scepti-
cal note.
"Everybody has a right to do
what they want. Swiebodzin's
Jesus project doesn't touch

said local resident Piotr Pinio.
Others thought the money
could have .been put to better
"There are far more impor-
tant aims to which we could
put the money sick chil-
dren, for example, orphan-
ages, old people. Do we really
have to build a big Jesus stat-
ue to make people believe,"
said Mieczyslawa Hundert.
Poland remains one of the
most religiously observant
countries in Europe and its
churches are regularly packed
on Sundays, especially in
the countryside and smaller

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One in 22 Blacks will get HIV Local college dental programs offerlow-cost services

Special to the Miami Times

For ,ea.irs itr ' -eren as the 'gay, White man's disease." But
the la.:e for kHI.' AIDS ha long since changed, bearing a much

_:ord1ni- o: t pF lihshr.d reports, health officials estimate
ther one in` --2 Blacks %. ill b, diagnosed with the AIDS virus
in their Ilietime mnior r.han twice the risk for Hispanics and
eigh ht ti-me thr .-f k'hiies, The Centers for Disease Control
-n d Pre-. ci-n:ri CD1 ) re-rently reported the numbers, noting
0.., th,- liettime risk i, -one in 52 for Hispanics and one in 170
fir \\'Vhires Ac:.:'rding i to the report, Asian Americans had
4 the I.v. es.t thfeure risk. .,t about one in 222.
The is rnio I ongeir considered d shocking. Earlier re-
searchi his, shui'.-r, thit Blacks have an exceptionally high
risk .f Hi'.. :nrleition
Gr.en rhe disproportionately high rate of risk for the
disease, the CDC rc:'eritli, expanded its Act Against AIDS
3 Leadership initjrau.e to increase prevention efforts in the
Blai :k, La tinc, ga:, and bisexual communities, which are
hardest hit b', HIV.'AIDS.
'The inltiati'.e is a partnership of major community organiza-
tions and launched last ear to intensify HIV prevention in
the Black.: ,omrinurih.
As part of the ne'. efIf:irt. thi CDC has reportedly increased
lundinrg, for the, iritliattl e from $ 10) million to $16 million over six
vearrs, brou, ght in etiglt ddmitinal organizational partners,
two of w hii: i lio,:'~us specifically on gay Black men,
anr d ,'continues to build on outreach efforts
.. already in place in the Black commu-

Miami Dade College (MDC)
and Nova Southeastern Uni-
versity (NSU) are now partners
in an ongoing project aimed at
providing local residents low-
cost dental services performed
by dental students from both
academic institutions once a
\week for the remainder of the
year. The new Community Col-
laborative Partnership between
NSU's School of Dental Medi-
cine and MDC's Dental Hygiene
Program officially began at the
start of this fall semester.
Upper level dental students
will directly treat patients at
MDC's Dental Hygiene Clinic on
a one-month rotation basis; six
students from NSU are assigned
each week and approximately
24 patients will be served each
day. MDC dental hygiene stu-
dents will provide services such
as cleaning, sealants, and \-
Rays. The dental students from
NSU will perform restoratnve
care procedures such as fillings
and simple tooth extractions.

Program coordinators said the
goal is to have the same group
of students treating patients to
ensure there is a continuity of
Services will be offered at
MDC's Medical Center Campus
on Monday between 9 a.m.
and 4 p.m. Appointments are
required and walk-ins will not
be allowed. The dental services
are made available at a reduced
cost that is comparable to pri-
vate practice fee schedules. To
be totally accommodating to all
individuals. health insurance is
not necessary and services can
be paid for with cash, debit or
credit cards.
"We are thrilled to be able to
offer this desperately needed
restorative dental treatment
to our patients." said Dr Su-
san Kass, MDC's dental hi-
giene program coordinator She
added that although the ser-
vices are available to the gen-
eral public. individuals must
first become registered patients
with the clinic before the\ can
be served.

According to Dr. Susan Kass,
MDC's dental hygiene program
coordinator, there was a grow-
ing need expressed by visiting
patients to the campus clinic,
as well as the uninsured fami-
lies throughout the community
desperately needing proper
dental care, that had to be ad-
"We learned there was a great
need for basic dental services
by our own patients, many of
whom are students and non-
.students from neighboring
communities," she said.
To get the program off the
ground, MDC received both fi-
nancial and in-kind support
from private organizations,
such as Health Foundation of
South Florida and dental in-
strument company Hu-Friedy.
To make an appointment at
the MDC Dental Hygiene Clin-
ic, call 305-237-4142. Dur-
ing the first visit, patients will
be screened to determine their
dental needs and will be rec-
ommended for the appropriate
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What next? The election and Black America's AIDS epidemic

By Phil Wilson
NNPA Columnist

Last Tuesday's election re-
sults have far-reaching implica-
tions for the nation's response
to the AIDS epidemic and other
health related issues in Black
America. While the national
media has focused attention
on the "Tea Party" movement,
most Republicans elected to
Congress were mainstream
conservatives. Yet all share a
common political platform of
deficit reduction, extending the
Bush-era tax cuts, and hostility
toward President Obama's sig-
nature legislative achievement:
health care -reform. These re-
alities jeopardize the progress
we've made so far toward end-
ing the AIDS epidemic in Black
communities and improving
general health outcomes for
Black people. They underscore

the urgent need to reinvigorate
our efforts to compel the na-
tion's decision-makers to ad-
dress a health crisis that isn't
going away.
Tuesday's results present at
least three major challenges to
a stronger, more vigorous na-
tional fight against AIDS.

Many of the strongest Con-
gressional AIDS champions will
no longer occupy key leader-
ship positions. House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi, who worked tire-
lessly to increase AIDS funding,
will be replaced as by Rep. John
Boehner of Ohio. Wisconsin
Rep. David Obey's retirement
represents another loss. As
chair of the House Committee
on Appropriations Obey helped
preserve and strengthen feder-
al support for AIDS programs.

The Congressional
Black Caucus (CBC)
has lost influence as
well. For example,
longtime AIDS cham-
pion Rep. Barbara
Lee will no longer be
a majority member
on the House Appro-
priations Commit-
tee. The CBC has .
been instrumental .,.
in increasing feder-
al support for AIDS Wll
programs in Black
communities, establishing the
Minority AIDS Initiative and
working to fund essential AIDS

Second, the focus on deficit
reduction will make it increas-
ingly difficult to achieve fund-
ing increases to combat AIDS.
The new Republican majority


"-I ..'. campaigned on a
platform of reduc-
^- ing federal spend-
ing on discretion-
., ary programs, such
as the Ryan White
CARE Act, the HIV
S j prevention pro-
gram at CDC, and
substance abuse
and mental health
services for people
living with HIV.
SON Federal money
can't solve every
problem. But it's hard to tackle
a threat as big as AIDS without
energetic federal support.
HIV prevention has long been
under-prioritized. Federal
funding for prevention services
has declined during the last
decade, and prevention pro-

grams account for only three
cents of every AIDS dollar the
federal government spends.
The fact that more than 56,000
Americans (nearly half of them
Black) become newly infected
with HIV each year offers com-
pelling proof that you don't get
what you fail to pay for. We
can't turn the epidemic around
in Black communities with-
out stronger federal support
for HIV prevention. President
Obama has proposed one of
the first increases in HIV pre-
vention spending in the last
decade, but the fate of this pro-
posal remains unclear.
Additional funding is also
needed to keep low-income HIV-
positive Americans healthy. As
a result of funding shortfalls,
nearly 3,600 Americans who

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grow without additional federal
support. Congressional willing-
ness to appropriate additional
funds for AIDS Drug Assistance
Programs could mean the dif-
ference between life and death.

Third, the new Republican
House majority states its com-
mitment to repealing health
care reform legislation. Al-
though this is unlikely, the
G.O.P. may seek to withhold
funding to implement key pro-
visions. Health care reform
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awareness cited

By Steven Reinberg

The number of U.S. children
with attention-deficit/hyperactivi-
ty disorder (ADHD) jumped nearly
22 percent in a recent four-year
period, meaning nearly one in ev-
ery 10 kids is now diagnosed with
the disorder, U.S. health officials
"Based on our parent surveys,

million take medication for the
condition, the CDC survey of 4-
to 17-year-olds found.
"There are probably more
children out there who have not
received a diagnosis and we can't
determine how many more chil-
dren there are based on these
data," added Visser, lead epide-
miologist of the child development
studies team at the CDC's Na-
tional Center on Birth Defects and
Developmental Disabilities.
ADHD, a neurobehavioral dis-
order, is characterized by levels
of inattention and activity that
are developmentally inappropri-
ate. The condition can persist into

are going to have to be sensitive
to the needs of this group as well,
Visser added.
Much of the increase may be
driven by better screening pro-
grams and more awareness and
diagnosis, Visser said.
The report is published in
the Nov. 12 issue of the CDC's
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
One expert isn't surprised by
the numbers.
"I believe the findings are gen-
erally accurate and consistent
with most research in detailing
the rapid and rather disconcert-
ing rise in the diagnosis of ADHD
in U.S. children," said John D.

there has been an increase in
parent-reported ADHD diagnosis
among their children," said lead
author Susanna Visser of the U.S
Centers for Disease Control and
"This increase was from 7.8
percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in
2007," she said. "When we project
that to the American population,
that means that a million more
children were diagnosed with
ADHD in 2007 as compared to
2003. That's a substantial in-
crease in four years."
About 5.4 million children have
ADHD in the United States, ac-
cording to their parents, and 2.7

Among older teens, the rate
of ADHD soared 42 percent, the
researchers found. This suggests
that health care providers may be
managing a larger and different
population of children than they
were four years ago.
"We don't know as well how
to manage ADHD among older
teens," Visser said. "Regardless of
why we are seeing this, the end
result is that health care provid-
ers are going to modify their care
approach to consider the needs of
older teens," she said.
The 53 percent increase in
ADHD diagnosis since 2003
among Hispanics means providers


Going on even a quick errand can be a
daunting prospect when you've got kids
in tow.
The Nemours Foundation offers these
suggestions to help keep fits, tears and
whining in check:
Before you leave, chat with the kids
about where you're going, what you
need to do and how long you'll be gone.
Set rules about behavior before you go,
including safety rules in the car and in
the store.
Provide your children with a simple
toy or activity to help keep them oc-
Involve the kids in your activities,
such as asking for their help in finding
items, or keeping a count of what you've
picked up.
Reward and praise your children for a
job well done.


A child's smile is always adorable, but
braces may be needed to straightei ',at
smile and resolve problems with the
pearly whites.
The Nemours Foundation says braces
can help treat:
Crooked or twisted teeth.
Teeth that overlap each other.
Teeth that are crowded into a mouth
that appears too small.
Cases where the upper and lower jaw
aren't the same size, causing an overbite
or underbite.

Ranseen, an associate professor
of psychiatry at the University of
Kentucky College of Medicine.
The rapid rise in diagnosis,
which is not necessarily equiva-
lent to a rise in the actual con-
dition, must be due in part to
cultural factors a willingness to
label certain symptoms as indi-
cating ADHD, increased cultural
acceptance of doing so and in-
creased dissemination of informa-
tion labeling ADHD as a "condi-
tion," he said.
Other, more vague, cultural fac-
tors may also play a role, Ranseen
pointed out.
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Welcome to the wonder-
ful world of toddlers (some-
times known as the "Terrible
Twos"), a place where emo-
tions run hot, and logic and
reason are in short supply.
The good news is that oc-
casional tantrums are fair-
ly normal at this age. The
not-so-good news is that
self-control is a skill that's
learned gradually, over a
pretty long time, so you'll

need all the patience you
can muster.
Generally speaking, tod-
dlers have two interests:
exploring their surround-
ings and having their needs
met. If you get between your
toddler and either of these
goals, watch out. Your first
assignment is to keep track
of the tantrums. Do they
tend to happen at the same
time or in the same places?
If, for example, you're try-
ing to get your toddler to do
something at a time that he's
usually napping, you're set-
ting up yourself, your child,
and everyone within hearing
range, for a real problem.
There are two effective
ways to deal with a young
child's tantrum: redirect
his behavior or ignore it.
There are all sorts of ways
to redirect behavior: Point to
something interesting (real
or imaginary) that's happen-
ing out the window, turn a
favorite CD, start reading a '
story, or get down on your
hands and knees and imi-
tate his behavior (that's a
technique that works better
at home than in the frozen
foods aisle at the grocery
I've also found that whis-
pering to your child in a
voice low that he can't hear
you, is pretty effective. His
natural curiosity to find out

what you're saying can stop
the tantrum. Another type of
redirection which is exactly
what you'll have to do dur-
ing a public meltdown is
to pick the child up and re-
move him from wherever he
is. Ignoring is pretty much
what it sounds like. If your
little one is in a safe environ-
ment, like the playroom or
family room, just walk away
and leave him alone for a
few minutes. Ideally, you'll
be far enough away that

your child won't be able to
see or hear you. Without an
audience, hell calm himself
pretty quickly. I think that's
in toddlers' union contract.
If you can't get completely
out of sight, you'll have to
resort to a more in-your-face
kind of ignoring: absolutely
refusing to look at or re-
spond to your child. The tan-
trum will get worse for a few
minutes as he tries harder
and harder to get your atten-
tion. But if you stick to your
guns, the no-audience-no-
performance rule will kick
in. Of course,'if he crosses
a behavioral boundary and
does anything to harm you,
himself, or any other person
or thing, you'll have to get
physically involved. In cases
like these, time out can be
effective as long as you keep
it to one minute per year of
age. Tell him firmly but with-
out raising your voice that
he can get up to play after
two minutes. Set a timer so
he can wait for the dinger to
release him rather than you.
If he hasn't calmed down be-
fore the bell rings, tell him
that if he doesn't, you'll have
to start the timer and start
again. Regardless of the ap-
proach you take, once your
child has returned to nor-
mal, give him a big hug and
remind him that you'll al-
ways love him.



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How to get your kids to work out

By January W. Payne

At the core of the problem is the fact
that less than one-third of all children
ages 6 to 17 get regular vigorous exercise,
defined as at least 20 minutes of physi-
cal activity that makes them sweat and
breathe hard, according to a new joint re-
port from the American Heart Association
and the National Association for Sport
and Physical Education. That's in stark
contrast to what the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services recom-
mended in its recently released Physical
Activity Guidelines for Americans: at least
60 minutes of moderate or vigorous exer-
cise daily.
So what should parents do to get their
kids moving more often? First, don't as-
sume your child gets sufficient exercise in
school through physical education class-
es, experts say. Most, but not all states
require PE, according to the new report.
That means parents should incorporate
physical activity into family time at home.'

1. Encourage a little bit at a time. Min-
utes spent playing kickball with friends
during recess count toward the hour-long
daily goal, as does climbing trees in the
backyard after school. "It doesn't have to
be all at once," said Nancy Brown, CEO of
the AHA. "Kids should be doing things ap-
propriate for their age, so that [exercise]
becomes a behavior and a natural part of
what they do."
2. Advocate for well-maintained, safe
sidewalks and bike paths in your neigh-
borhood, and volunteer to supervise the
use of school facilities after hours. Chil-
dren are more likely to want to play out-
side and you'll feel more comfortable
with them doing it if it's safe, attend
neighborhood association or city coun-
cil meetings to request proper upkeep of
nearby sidewalks and paths. Also, consid-
er gyms and tracks at local schools as op-
tions for physical activity after hours and
on weekends. Schools often are willing to
make gyms and equipment available on

the weekends but simply need parents to
volunteer to supervise, Brown said.
3. Practice what you preach. "We think
that parents and other adult role models
need to set an example by being active
themselves," Brown said. And it's not
hard to find activities the whole fam-'
ily can do together, such as a daily walk
or bike ride in the neighborhood. Other


simple but fun options: hide-and-seek,
jump rope, tag or a game of basketball in
the driveway. Mowing the lawn and rak-
ing leaves count, too.
4. Don't underestimate the value of
some video games. The Nintendo Wii Fit
can help you meet recommended physical
activity guidelines. So-called, active-play,
video games such as those on the Wii Fit
encourage regular exercise. If you're hav-
ing a tough time getting your child to play
outside, consider buying a video game
that requires the child to get moving,

Brown suggests.
5. Don't let other activities or physical
disabilities limit your child. Thirty-two,
states allow students to wvaive PE be-
cause of health issues, physical disabili-
ties, religious beliefs, early graduation or
participation in other activities, such as
cheerleading or marching band. But those
kids even those with physical disabili-

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ties or health problems still need to get
an hour or more of exercise per day, said
Charlene Burgeson, executive director
of the, NASPE. "Not being physically ac-
tive isn't the way to go. If students have
health issues or disabilities, there may
be a way to modify the [physical] activity
to accommodate them," she said. "By not
giving them that activity, we're really do-
ing them an injustice." Solving this prob-
lem may mean approaching the school or
gym teacher to ask how the class can be
modified to accommodate your child.

Study: Aggressive parents often spank children

"The presence of even minor forms of aggression between parents, such as
criticism and controlling behaviors, were linked with increased odds of using
corporal punishment with young children.?"

By Shari Roan

Domestic partners who treat each
other with aggression are more likely
to spank their children, according to a
study released recently. It is one of the
first to analyze whether interpersonal
violence or aggression between part-
ners influences whether children in the
household are smacked around too.
Many American parents say they
spank their kids and feel it is a justi-
fied and appropriate form of discipline.
This is despite many studies that show
spanking is ineffective as a way to dis-
cipline children. The American Acad-
emy of Pediatrics advises parents to
avoid spanking.
However, the study, released online
in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed data
from a large, national study of almost
2,000 families who are part of the na-
tional Fragile Families and Child Well-
being Study. The study focuses on chil-
dren born in large U.S. cities between


1998 and 2000 to unmarried parents.
Families with unmarried parents are
at greater risk of breaking up and liv-
ing in poverty than more traditional
families. The parents were interviewed
about domestic violence, including
physical violence or verbal or psycho-

logical abuse, as well as any history of
spanking children at age 3.
The researchers, from Tulane Uni-
versity, found that the odds of both
parents spanking a child were almost
double when either parent was a vic-
tim of interpersonal violence or aggres-
sion. When both parents were victims
of violence, the odds that the child was
spanked were more than double.
Overall in the study, 65 percent of
the children were spanked by one or
both parents in the previous month
(12.7 percent by the father, 23.5 per-
cent by the mother and 29.1 percent
by both).
It's likely that any violence in a family
starts small and spirals, the authors
"The presence of even minor forms
of aggression between parents, such
as criticism and controlling behaviors,
were linked with increased odds of us-
ing corporal punishment with young
children," they wrote.


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Challenges in the Black AIDS epidemic

continued from 16B

Black people living with
HIV. Black Americans are
far more likely than others to
lack health coverage--a ma-
jor reason why HIV-positive
Blacks are less likely to re-
ceive life-preserving HIV-fight-
ing treatments. By expanding
Medicaid, establishing new
mechanisms to broaden pri-
vate coverage, and prohibit-
ing discriminatory practices
by the private insurance in-
dustry, the health care reform
bill will enable many currently
uninsured Black people living
with HIV to obtain the cover-
age they need.
Additionally, it authorizes
grants to build capacity in un-
derserved communities and a
major new public health fund

to train and deploy community
health workers to address is-
sues such as inadequate HIV
testing rates, insufficient link-,
age to care and treatment for
people who test HIV-positive,
and support services to help
patients adhere to treatment.

These challenges are dis-
heartening. But, Black Ameri-
cans have never given up, even
when facing long odds. Impor-
tantly, we must avoid making
assumptions about the new
Republican representatives.
After the 1994 elections, when
Republicans swept away a
Democratic Congressional ma-
jority, AIDS advocates helped
educate the new members.
Some of the movement's most
enduring successes occurred
when President Bill Clinton
occupied the Oval Office and

Republicans controlled Con-
You can take responsibility
for ending the AIDS epidemic in
Black communities by helping
your elected representatives-
whether experienced or new-
understand the epidemic's im-
pact upon their district and by
insisting that they address the
needs of the most vulnerable
among us. For example, HIV/
AIDS rates among Black people
are rising fastest in the South,
where Republicans made some
of their greatest gains.
Our work has never been
more important. But, our
agenda transcends political di-
visions. I remember emergency
rooms full of people with AIDS,
visiting people on their death-
bed and weekly memorial ser-
vices. No matter who just got
elected, I'm not going back to
that era.

Controlling ADHD behavior at home

continued from 17B

same processes and discipline.
So, if your child's teacher is us-
ing these types of charts, in
an effort to encourage ADHD
behavior modification, try to
use the same charts at home.
In many educator supply

stores, you can find class-
room behavior charts that
you can use at home even
if your child's teacher re-
fuses to use the chart in the
classroom. Remember, the
key to successful ADHD be-
havior modification will lie
in the cooperation of parents
and teachers in developing a

structure that includes disci-
pline and rewards based on
behavior and performance.
Without any structure at
home, your child's behav-
ior will be compromised in
the classroom as well and
this, ultimately, will lead to
a downfall in education and
long term outcomes.

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Mayor gets spiritual consecration service
A consecration service will Service will be 7 p.m., Sat-
be held for Elder Myra Taylor, urday, November 20 at The
mayor of the City of Opa Locka. New Beginning Embassy of
Guest speaker the Rever- Praise, 2398 NW 119 Street,
end Dr. C. P. Preston. pastor of Miami. Bishop John H. Taylor
Peaceful Zion Missionary Bap- is the pastor.
tist Church. All are invited to attend.

Increasing rate of ADHD in US children

continued from 17B

"For instance, increased
stress to complete as much
schooling as possible within a
lousy economy," he noted.
"Another very uncomfort-
able issue is the role of phar-
macological companies in all
of this since it is very much in
their interest to increase the
diagnosis and treatment of
this condition. The last thing
they have any interest in see-
ing is a drop in the diagnosis
and treatment," Ranseen said.
"One would hope that such


findings might give the men-
tal health field pause to won-
der and worry about why we
are seeing increases in virtu-
ally all psychiatric conditions
- autism, depression, ADHD,
bipolar in children for in-
stance, what does this say
about our society?" Ranseen
But another ADHD expert,
Dr. Jeffrey Brosco, professor
of pediatrics at the University
of Miami Miller School of Med-
icine, said parent-reported
studies make it hard to ascer-
tain true figures.
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children with ADHD is actu-
ally increasing or whether
the increase is a product of
increased awareness isn't
known, Brosco said.
"I don't know and I don't
think anyone can really tell
you based on this study," he
said. "There is no doubt that
over the last 30 to 40 years
we have become much more
sensitive to behavioral differ-
ences," Brosco said. "Wheth-
er there is truly a change -
whether kids in the 1970s are
really different from kids in
the '90s or the 2000s there's
not any way to tell that."

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Hadley Davis

cashier died Oc-
tober 30 at Uni-
versity of Miami
Hospital. Ser-
vice 1 p.m., Sat-
urday at Osasis
of Love deliver-
ance Church.

US government
died Novem-
ber 11 at home.
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday at
New Providence
Missionary Bap-
tist Church.

November 9 atA
home. Arrange-
ments are in-

attendant, died November 1 at
home. Services were held.

student, died November 14. Ar-
rangements are incomplete.

machine opera-
tor, died Novem-
ber 8 at Jackson
North Medical
Center. Final
rites Saturday
at Mt. Calvary
M.B. Church in i
Albany, Ga.

correctional of- q
ficer died No-
vember 11 in the
hospital. Ser-
vice 11 a.m., ---
Saturday at First
Baptist Church
of Bunche Park.

Wright and Young
retired Miami-
Dade transit
bus operations 4 a-Zel.o
died November
13 at University
of Miami Hos-
pital Vitas. Sur-
vivors include:
son, Cedrick Barfield of Orlando,
FI.; sisters, Barbara Kelly (Hay-
wood) of Duluth, Georgia and Pa-
tricia Lott (Donnie) of Miami, Fl.,
and brother Simmie Barfield of
Kissimmee, Fl. Viewing and wake
5-9 p.m., Friday at St. Matthews
Freewill Baptist Church. Service
10 a.m., Saturday at St. Matthews
Freewill Baptist Church. 6700 NW
2 Ave.

Hall Ferguson Hewitt
JAMES C. CHINA, 67, retired
military veteran,
died Novem- -
ber 9 at Memo-
rial Hospital in
FL. Survivors
includes: chil- ,
dren, Margo
Thompson, To-
nia Grant Payne, Horachio and Ja-
mal China; brothers, Fred King, Al
China, Abraham Hammett; sisters,
Joann McKinney, Lorraine Good-
man, Barbara Edwards, Patricia
Humbert and Francine Hammett.
Service 1 p.m., Saturday in chapel.

worker, died
November 14
at University of
Miami Hospital. '
Service 1 p.m., '.
Saturday at i
New Providence
M.B. Church.

In loving memory of,

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11/17/37- 01/11/04

It's been seven years since
you've been gone.
We thank God for the time
we had together.
We love you and we miss
Your loving, wife, Dorothy;
son, Michael and other family

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,
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Broward gospel singer, 38, touched many lives

She may have run

out of gas on FL's


By Mike Clary

known in Broward County as
a gospel singer, Lisa Michelle
Kemp had one of those sweet,
strong voices that seem to soar
to the heavens, said family and
And she hoped that an. up-
coming recording date could
lead to the stardom she longed
"That's what she talked about,
always," her sister, Raquel
Rhue, said Sunday outside the
Missionary Evangelist Center,
where the lead singer was cel-
ebrated as part of the service.
"Music was her passion."
Kemp, 38, was killed about
11:15 p.m. Thursday after she
pulled her car over to the side
of Florida's Turnpike near the
Coconut Creek Parkway. It was
rear-ended by another north-
bound vehicle that had swerved


Fort Lauderdale High School
graduate, sang with many local
gospel artists.

to the right.
Raised in Fort Lauderdale,
Lisa Kemp was the oldest of
eight children of Emma and
Elezer Lovett. She graduated
from Fort Lauderdale High
School, and over the years ap-
peared as a lead and backup
singer with many local gospel

By Joe Cavaretta, Sun Sentinel
Family friend Edna Ferdinand hugs David Lovett, brother of
Lisa Michelle Kemp at the M.E.C. Ministries in Pompano Beach.
lKemp, who sang at the church, was killed late Thursday when
another motorist rammed into her car parked on the side of the
Florida Turnpike near Coconut Creek.

artists, said Rhue.
Kemp, the mother of three
young children, was study-
ing cosmetology and had re-
cently landed a job at a salon,
said Rhue. Kemp lived with her
husband and children in Coral
In addition to her husband,

parents and seven siblings,
Kemp leaves sons Michael, 12,
and Gabriel, 11, and a daugh-
ter, Courtni, 7.
A memorial service is sched-
uled for 11 a.m. Saturday at
Word of the Living God Minis-
tries, 149 NW 26th Ave., Pom-
pano Beach.

Carol City High Chiefs' basketball player dies at 58

03/01/40 11/19/94

Your memory is our keep-
sake with which well never
Lillie, Anthony, Makeva,
Levita and the Flowers family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


It's been a year but seems
like it was just yesterday.
Truly missed,never forgotten.

Love always,
Thomas, your lovin
dren, grandchildren an

stylist, died s
November 11. J
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday in cha- -

operator, died November 1
versity of Miami Hospital.
ments are incomplete.

Dade aviation, died Nove
Service 12 p.m., Saturday
dale Church of Brownsvillf

Miami Times Staff Report

On Nov. 1, the Carol City
High School Class of 1970 bas-
ketball star, John T. Bridges,
58, died.
According to his former wife,
Freeda Bridges, he died from
complications of cirrhosis of
the liver.

Growing up in Opa-locka,
Bridges attended Bunche
Park Elementary School and
North Dade Middle School, be-
fore attending Carol City High
In 1970, Bridges led the Car-
ol City Chiefs to the state finals
and a 27-1 season. He was
recognized as one of Florida's

top four high school basketball
players by Coach and Athlete
magazine that same year.
Bridges would go on to at-
tend University of Michigan
but left before graduating, said
Freeda Bridges.
Bridges would go on to coach
at an Ann Arbor community
center, before returning to Mi-

ami and eventually working in
aircraft maintenance.
John married Freeda in
1976 and the union produced
two children: daughter Barika
Bridges and son Akeen Bridg-
es. They divorced in 1994.
Bridges married the former
Sonia Toni Scott, but they lat-
er divorced.

NBA player, Quintin Dailey, dead at 49 PUBLIC NOTICE

Quintin Dailey, a former All-
American basketball player
who also played 10 seasons in
the NBA and made the 1982-
1983 All-Rookie team, has died
in Las Vegas. He was 49.
The Clark County Coroner's
Office on Tuesday confirmed
Dailey's death to The Associ-
ated Press. The office said the
former University of San Fran-
cisco star died naturally of hy-
pertensive cardiovascular dis-
Dailey's death was first re-
ported by the Las Vegas Re-
Former USF coach Dan Bel-
luomini, who recruited Dailey
from high school at Cardinal
Gibbons in Baltimore, said he
was a tremendous player and
terrific worker.
"He was a big surprise when
he came to USF as a freshman
and I remember (former George-

town coach) John Thompson
telling me that Quintin was a
great player and when you get
him at San Francisco you will
find out how good," Belluomini
said. "About 20 minutes into
the first practice, I found out
how true that was. It's a shame
that he passed so early."

Dailey became one of the best
offensive players in Dons his-
tory, leaving after three years
with 1,841 points, second best
in school history at the time.
Dailey won West Coast Con-
ference player of the year in
1981 and 1982 and was an
AP All-American in 1982. He
played professionally for Chi-
cago, the Los Angeles Clippers
and Seattle, averaging 14.2
points per game for his career.
Dailey worked as a supervi-
sor at a community center in
Las Vegas for at-risk youth.
A worker who answered the
phone at the center Tuesday
referred questions to a county
spokeswoman, who declined to
comment beyond the coroner's
USF officials said Dailey is
survived by his daughter, Quin-
cy, and son Quintin, a junior
guard for Eastern Michigan.

As a public service to
our community, The Mi-
ami Times prints weekly
obituary notices submitted
by area funeral homes at
no charge.
These notices include:
name of the deceased, age,
place of death, employ-
ment, and date, location,
and time of service.
Additional information
and photo may be included
for a nominal charge. The
deadline is Monday, 2:30
p.m. For families the dead-
line is Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Funerals: Giving a eulogy

By Florence Isaacs

g chil- Today it's rare to attend a
id great funeral without at least one
id great
eulogy, and sometimes many
people speak. We seem to
need formal, thoughtful words
to make sense of the death
and give us closure in this
era of impersonal technology.
rushed lives and families far
22, hair away.
First, try to relax and real-
ize that no one expects you to
". be a great orator. A eulogy is
a tribute to the deceased, one
that should say what you feel
in your heart. Make it true to
you and true to them.
Next, understand that brev-
ity is a virtue. It's fine to speak
for no more than five to seven
minutes. This is not the Get-
tysburg Address.
Also,. avoid listing the steps
in your relationship chrono-
NG, 45, logically, as in, "I first met
11 at Uni- Jim when we were in second
Arrange- grade. Then we went to camp
together, and then..." This for-
mat is usually very boring. So
7, Miami is a chronological resume of
mber 10, the deceased person's career
at Glen- history.
e A eulogy can be easier to

write if the person is a hero or
heroine or a publicly known
pillar of the community. How-
ever, that usually isn't the
case, You can sull find the
right words, if you sit down
with paper and pen in your
favorite chair. Get comfort-
able. then jot down the per-
son's unique qualities, stream
of consciousness. Maybe he
had a great singing voice (or
a terrible one-then you can
use humor). Perhaps he had
tragedy in his life-or loved to
tell jokes.
When my own father died,
I spoke of his simplicity and
the ordinary life he led. Yet
he had dreams and he taught
me to dream, too. I eulogized,
"Every year he bought an
Irish Sweepstakes ticket and
told me, This time I'm going
to .win.'" I tried to capture the
essence of the man, and you
should, too.
If you aren't the only one
who will give a eulogy, talk
about your personal memo-
ries of your the deceased per-
son. Because they're yours
alone, they will ensure you
don't wind up saying the same
thing as someone else.

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By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor
Lovers of words and ideas have swooped down
on downtown Miami like the birds of Capist-
rano, anxious to meet and listen to some of
their favorite authors during one of the season's
most anticipated events the Miami Book Fair
International. Now in its 27th year and taking
place at Miami Dade College's Wolfson Campus,
the two-week event runs through Sunday, Nov.
21st and has something for everyone, including
the always-popular street fair, an exhibition of
comic books and evening chats with some of the
nation's top authors.
Among the bunch are several Black authors 1
who continue to challenge our minds and enter-
tain our souls while exploring topics that are of
great interest to those of the African Diaspora.
The prolific, New York Times-bestselling author
Walter Mosley, is best known for his mystery
novels. But Mosley, 58, is equally comfortable
in genres that include science fiction, political
essay, young adults and erotica. Hailed as one
of our "national treasures," his work has been
adapted for television, film and the stage. In his E r -
latest work, "The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray," he
takes a critical look at aging and loss through L
the eyes of a 91-year-old man who is sinking into
dementia and in an act of desperation makes N1c F'A D
a pact with "the Devil" in order to gain a few
months of clarity.
"Some might call me a philosopher but I am
really interested in ideas and I often tackle some
of these new thoughts in my novels," he said.
"For example, I contend that the older we get the
more we live in the past. So, the decisions we
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Vocal stylist Buika combines beauty

of flamenco with jazz and soul
By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor

Her voice has been described as "sultry, sonorous and achingly beauti-
ful," but this stunning Black Spaniard could just as easily have been a
model had she not found her calling as a vocalist Raised in Mallorca
and the product of political refugees from Africa's Equatorial Guinea,
Buika. 38, will bring her unique blend of flamenco, jazz and soul to
Miami for a one-night performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center on
Saturday, Nov. 20th. And with a Gramrmn nomination under her belt
and an amazing stage presence, she is a perfect choice for the Cen-
ter's first installment in its World Music Series.
'i,','. "The tour is hard but fantastic at the same time," she said.
"Normally I don't prepare for an\ specific concert but
l, ian-i is the last stop onr my North American tour
and so I want this to be different. I have some
surprises in store for the audience."
SN Music has been a big part of Buika's life
and perhaps it even helped her to adjust
to living in a place where there were very
I don't have anv bad memories of my
childhood but there were very
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Ludacris lands

: in Miami

By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor

Ludacris, known for his fast-moving
rhymes that sometimes border on the ex-
treme, was in town last Thursday to perform
before eager fans at the James L. Knight
Center. He also took time to meet some
children from a local hospital who went
gaga over the star. The 33-year-old who
hails from Atlanta, has continued to remake
himself, first styling a huge afro early in his
career, then braids and now a more conser-
vative fade.
"Luda," born Christopher Bridges, began
his career as a radio DJ in Atlanta, where he
was known on the air as Chris Lova-Lova.
His self-produced record, Incognegro, led to
a contract with the Def Jam South record
label and was remade into Back for the
First Time. He has racked up awards from
the Screen Actors Guild, Critic's
Choice, MTV and the Grammvys
during his career, deftly mov-
ing from the mic to the silver
-.- ,! screen.

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By:Dr. R icadiuta

It is a joyous time and
histonc penod when parents
officiate their daughter's
wedding. It became official,
last Saturday, with Bishops
Billy and Catherine Baskin
ritualizing a happy moment of
the event to a capacity-filled
New Way Fellowship Praise and
Worship Center with Lynda S.
Roberts, wedding coordinator.
After Ayanna Baskin, bride and
Larry Williams, groom, waited
for their appearance, Marvin
Jones performed the prelude on
the keyboard and Wildmayer
Marcelin, saxophonist, joined
him playing beautiful music.
"Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring,"
"Because You Loved Me" and
"The Love of My Life" were the
selections for the entrance of
Frances M. Williams, parent
of the the groom, followed by
Jessie Williams, best man and
The bridal party entered with
Tresa Watts-Allen, matron of
honor; Nedra Gabriel, maid
of honor; Melissa Scott,
bridesmaid; Dimari Curry-
Holloway and Victoria C.
Eason, flower girls. Freddie
Williams and Tyrone Thomas,

groorrsmen. Kaleb "
M. Duncan, rig
bearer, Bettye
True s dall -
Cassandra Battle,
Gwendolyn Smith, Lisa
Roberts, hostess; Donnell
Walker and Roderick
Williams, ushers.
The bride came in on the
arms of Aaron Duncan, Avery
Duncan and Kevin Duncan,
Jr. Following the ceremony, the
newlyweds led the processional
to the invitational
banquet room in the
church's basement for
the celebration and '
reception with Walker's
** **** ** **** *

A golden salute goes
out to the brothers of the ,
Kappa Gamma chapter SHEFF
of Omega Psi Phi, Inc.
for orchestrating the
71st Annual Achievement
Celebration, last Saturday at
Johnson and Wales University.
Kudos goes out to Bro.
Richard Way III, Kappa
Gamma chapter Basileus for
the way he skillfully moved
the program by opening the

program with himself and
Torin Cox bringing welcome to
the brothers that filled up the
banquet room.
Ceo Duke was the first to
break the ice by entertaining
the Spoken Word to the
awaiting guests. Tommy
Lee, performed as a
stand-up comedian,
Herman Dorsett, III,
informed the brothers
and guests that the
program is celebrated by
each Fraternity chapter
across the world since MU
its inception 88 years
ago. The brothers are
recognized for their input of
the four cardinal principles:.
manhood, scholarship,
perseverance and uplift.
He took the time to honor
Dr. Larry Handfleld
and Commissioner
Richard P. Dunn II,
who are the epitome of
the principles.
.", Brother Christopher
Benjamin had the
IELD honor of presenting
Commission Dunn
with the Citizen of the
Year award; Brother Thomas
Snowden presented Dr.
Handfield with the Omega Man
of the Year award for upholding
the, principles as a leader and
President of Ethic Committee
for the State of Florida.
Also recognizing Rashad

Martin, DaQuan Stevens,
Angel Robinson, Dr. Rose C.
Thevenis, Associate Professor
at Florida Memorial University;
Nathaniel Robinson, II and
Richard Way, III Citizens
Awards for 2010.
4 Scholarship awards
went to Nkosi Walters
S and Marthford
'j Thomas for having a
B. ^3.6 GPA among four
states in the South.
Special members
of Kappa Gamma were:
NOZ Bobby Cheattam,
Jr., Frantz Proopre,
Torrance Harris,
Matthew Tisdol and Donntry

Speaking of Omega Psi Phi,
Harcourt Clarke, chairperson
of the Thanksgiving
Turkey Giveaway, .
has announced that
the Miami Gardens
Police Department will
assist the chapter in
giving out turkeys on
Tuesday, Nov. 23 at
5 p.m. at the Police
Department. HAND
Other brothers
involved are: Oscar Jessie,
Hansel Higgs, Stacy Jones,
Richard J. Strachan, Ted
Blue, Baljean Smith and
Richard Mitchell. For more
info please call Mr. Clarke.


first cousin; Obie Duren,
cousin; and Douglas
The legacy of Willie
James Sheffield began
when he was born to
Mamie Pearl and James
Sheffield in 1948 in
Miami. His education

began at Dunbar Elementary
and ended at Booker T.
Washington. He was a member
of the historic Mt. Zion MBC
until he was drafted into the
U.S. Army and received the
rank of Sergeant, as well as a

The unexpected demise
of Marisol Juliete Munoz
shocked the Arcola Lakes
community, as well as
members of the Church of God
of Prophecy. Minister Alvin
Holmes officiated and joined
on the rostrum with Kelson
Roberts, Georgia Tyler and
Ester Harris.
Others on the program
included: Pastor Deborah
Workman, godmother Lorina
B. Nottage, uncle Gregory
Beneby, Minister Wilbur Caley
and Judith Beneby, mother.
She will be missed by
Gustavo Munoz, father;
Prescola J. Beneby, maternal
grandmother; Eugenia Munoz,
paternal grandmother; Maria
Munoz, step-mother; Althea
Duren, aunt; O.W. Duren,
--- uncle; Christina Duren,

Booker T. Washington
Alumni Athlete Club held
their annual Banquet and
Induction Ceremony on Nov.
6. Freddie "Jabo" Johnson,
president and Chairperson
Edward "Sarge" Young,
introduced the following
Tornadoes into the Hall of
Fame: Alonzo Ballard, Sr.,
Dr. Linda Little-Brown,
Samuel George Clear,
Edward "Colay" Colebrook,
Theo B. Daniels, John
"Weasel" Goodman, Joseph
Hall, Sr., Irvin Hamilton,
Jacquelyn Harden, Ernest
Hepburn, Ronald Ingram
(posthumous), Freddie
Knight, Mack Lamb
(posthumous) and James
Leggett. Congratulations!
Very sorry to have heard of
the demise of Helen Powell-
Jones, wife of the late Frank
"Flaps" Jones. Helen was
buried last Saturday in
Richmond Heights.
Get well wishes go out to:
Lemuel Moncur, Veronica
O'Berry, Dolly Kelly,
Winston Scavella, Inez

Joh nson.
Delores Bethel-
Mildred "PI" Ashley,
Joyce Gibson Johnson,
Saddle Barry, Louise Clear,
Yvonne Johnson-Gaitor,
Naomi Allen-Adams,
Ernestine Ross-Collins,
David Thurston and Joyce
It was happy birthday time
for Cupidine Davis-Dean
on Nov. 7 when her family
and friends joined in the
celebration at Saint Agnes
Episcopal Church in the
Parish Hall. It was enjoyed
by all who attended the
gathering. Happy birthday
Greg Ingram, son of
Ronald 'Box" Ingram and
his sister were in town last
week for the Posthumous
induction of their father in
the Hall of Fame at Booker T.
Washington on Nov. 6. Their
father was 'a varsity track
star athlete. Ronald passed
away on July 24, 2010.

Rev. Fr. Hayden G.
Crawford, Priest and the
Church of the Incarnation
held their annual States
Tea on Sunday, Nov. 7. The
prizes were awarded to the
following states: 1 st place, the
state of Tennessee, captains
Vicky- Barry, Ida Engram
and Lori Barney; 2nd place,
captains Josephine Hall,
Donna Edwards, Olga Van
BeVerhoudt, Renay Gray
and Hyacinth Johnson;
3rd place, the state of
Vermont, captains Agenoria
P. Powell, Diane Paschal,
Roslyn Paschal, Lenora M.
Paschal, Rozalyn Paschal,
Erica Paschal and Agenoria
Congratulations goes out
to Warren Coley, the Miami
Jackson High School football
center who was awarded a
$5,000 college scholarship
by Sun Life Financial. As part
of the award, he was also
invited to a Miami Dolphin
game, met with Financial
executives, Dolphin players
and tennis star Venus
Attending their
Homecoming football game
in Alabama when Tuskegee
played Lane College were:
Margaret Moncur, Oscar

and Patricia Braynon, Leo
and Charlie Albury and
Patricia Campbell. The
Tuskegee Tigers won 28-6.
My father would have been
very proud of his alma mater.
The Junior Chapter of Saint
Agnes Episcopal Church
order of the Daughters of
the King admitted three new
members to the order last
Sunday: Tatiana Barnes,
Kelecia Brown and Cierra
Rucker. Florence Moncur
and Elizabeth Blue are their
Greater Miami Links
Incorporated celebrated their
Fifty-fifth anniversary of
friendship, leadership and
service on Nov. 5. Renee S.
Jones is the president. The
Greater Miami chapter was
organized in 1955 and have
made significant contribution
to the Miami community.
Perfect season almost
for the Bethune-Cookman
Wildcats, where they have
two more teams to "claw".
All hail to thee dear BCUI
All hail to thee Maroon and
Congratulations to
"hometown boy" Santana
Moss who will be inducted
into the University of Miami
Sports Hall of Fame ceremony

Ludacris: From talented rapper to businessman

continued from 1C

other young rappers a chance
to show off their skills. In fact,
he is known for his success at
collaborating, working in the
studio with other hip-hop stars
including Missy Elliott, 50 Cent,
Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige
and even Jennifer Hudson.
And like other hip-hop mo-
guls before him, P Diddy and
Russell Simmons being two
that come to mind, he has re-
cently begun to brand himself,
making sure the message goes
out to as many people as possi-
ble about his new cognac called
Conjure. Since June of 2010 he
has been working hard on his

"Luda" with members of his posse.

new business venture, even
making appearances on late
night television's The Jay Leno
Show to talk about business.
Ludacris may have found his
niche as Blacks comprise be-
tween 60 and 80 percent of the
total American cognac market.
The U.S. imports approximate-
ly 51.7 million bottles of the
drink each year so if one does
the math, that equates to 31.2
million bottles. Ludacris has
teamed up with the famed co-
gnac house Birkedal Hartmann
and has offices here in Miami
and in Oslo, Norway.
Time will tell if Mr. Bridges
can put the Midas touch on this
new enterprise and score an-
other hit.

Musical influences came from exiled parents

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few people on our island of Af-
rican origin," she said. "I was
always the only Black in the
movie theater, the only Black in
class, the only Black in the li-
brary and the only Black in the
discotheque. I always felt ob-
served and judged. But I, along
with my brothers and sisters,
learned to accept that we were
different from everyone else."
Buika got her start as a per-
former signing in nightclubs in

Mallorca, eventually heading
to Las Vegas where she tried
her luck as a Tina Turner look
"The Tina show was the only
job I could get when I moved
to Vegas," she adds. "It was a
strange and noisy place to me
but in the end it was like all
things in my life a good ex-
Her breakthrough release,
Mi Nina Lola sold over 100,000
copies in Spain and her third
CD, Nina de Fuego (2008),
earned her a Latin Grammy

nomination for album of the
year. Still she is relatively un-
known outside of the Spanish
flamenco fusion scene, despite
having recorded with the likes
of Nelly Furtado and Seal.
"Award nominations are great
but the most important thing is
to sing what is true and to re-
spect art and music," she said.
"For me music is a universe and
I draw from people like Miles
Davis, Chick Corea, John Col-
trane, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf
and of course Chavela Vargas."
Buika has been mentored by

the acclaimed Mexican singer
Vargas who says she has "the
most amazing and personal
voice I have heard in many
When asked how she de-
scribes her music, Buika re-
mained aloof, reluctant to put
herself in any one genre.
"Audiences and writers tend
to want to put me in one box
or another but I would never do
such a thing," she said. "I don't
want to waste time trying to de-
scribe myself or my music. I just
prefer to sing and . to live."

Walter Mosley continues

to challenge the mind

continued from 1C

make today are based on
notions from 40 or 50 years
ago. We think those ideas
are viable but they aren't be-
cause the world has changed.
That's why young people un-
derstand the world different-
ly from my generation.'
He recalls the early stage
of his writing 20 years ago
when he joined hundreds of
other authors, mostly Black,
in Brooklyn for a book festi-
val. It was quite a different
time for him then.
"There were about 300 of
us there and none had pub-
lished work out," he said.
"Only a handful had achieved
success. Even Terri McMil-
lan was selling books out of
the trunk of her car. Today
there are thousands of Black
writers in America and book
fairs like this one in Miami
give us a chance to meet the
folks who enjoy and support
our work. Plus I learn from
them what I am doing right
and wrong."

College professor and his-
torian Thomas C. Holt, along
with Pulitzer Prize-winner
Eugene Robinson and Ber-
nice L. McFadden, make up
three other Black voices with
new releases that will be fea-
tured at the Fair. Robinson,
55, in "Disintegration: The
Splintering of Black Ameri-
ca," argues that now instead
of one "Black America," there
are four distinct groups that
often view each other with
mistrust and apprehension.
He sheds light on the cru-
cial debates about affir-
mative action, the relative
importance of race versus
social class and the ultimate
question of whether and in
what form the Black commu-
nity will endure.
Holt, who is 67 and has
been a college professor of
Black history for almost
30 years, takes a novel ap-
proach in his history of
Blacks entitled, "Children
of Fire," including the per-
spectives of ordinary people
to illustrate the importance
of and changes in history
for Blacks since the days of
"I wanted to look at how
people's actual experiences
transpired instead of doing
what historians often do and
construct history," he said.
"My father's recent death in-
spired me to approach the
book this way because with
him being born in 1917, he

lived through two world
wars, Jim Crow and the civil
rights movement. I think
people best understand com-
plex issues and motivations
in the context of a living
person and didn't want to
overwhelm readers with just
a bunch of boring facts and
Holt says if he could trans-
port himself in time he would
want to go back to .those
days just following Lincoln's
emancipation of the slaves.
"That was the first of two
major transformative mo-
ments in our history, the
second being the civil rights
movement," he said. "It
would have been fantastic to
share in the movement when
we were first free people in
Finally, McFadden, a
45-year-old New Yorker, says
she has had more than her
share of rejection letters in
her mission to become a pub-
lished, self-sustaining au-
thor. But with diligence and
belief in the power of God
and the ancestors, she has
weathered the storm. Now
with six critically-acclaimed
novels including the classic
"Sugar" under her belt, she
returns with "Glorious," a
gritty tale that begins in the
Jim Crow South, moves to
the Harlem Renaissance and
ends during the civil rights
"I think there are fewer
Black authors being pub-
lished today who have some-
thing really important to
say," she remarked. "Writ-
ing is writing and so while I
applaud the efforts of those
who can get their stories of
sex, drugs and the street
life published, books that
speak to our history aren't
what many publishers want.
They think they know what
Blacks will buy and read I
disagree with them."
McFadden's first book
took 10 years of shopping
it around and 75 rejection
letters her latest novel
got close to 60. Now with a,
new publishing company,
she says it has been a spiri-
tual journey for her from the
very start and it has been
worth the pain.
"I remain determined to tell
not only the African-Ameri-
can story but the American
story," she said. "We have
been considered as "other"
but the truth is Blacks are a
significant part of this coun-
try's history."
For information about
when these authors will ap-
pear at the Fair and other
information, go to www.mia-



Medal of Commendation while
serving in the Vietnam War.
He served as a supervisor
for the Miami-Dade County
Department of Human Services
and retired after 35 years. He
fell in love with music as a
teenager and joined Stacy Hill
in forming the Mighty Disco
Connection (DC) dealing with
classic oldies and R&B music,
until his passing. He was
also an avid fisherman and a
skillful bowling instructor who
bowled several perfect 300
He leaves to mourn his
mother, Mattie P. Sheffield;
aunts Essie. and Ruth; uncle
Peter; sisters Barbara, Theron
and Phyllis; brothers Ronald,
Charles, Keith and Phillip;
children Darrell, Felecia and
Traveotta; grandchildren
Darrella, Dontay and Stanford;
also great-grandchildren.

Speaking of the Church of
God of Prophecy-Miami No.
1, it will celebrate the 100th
birthday of founder Bishop
Herman Ezekial Dean on
Saturday, Nov. 21 at the
Signature Grand Banquet Hall,
6900 State Road 84 in Davie at
3 p.m.
A full program is planned
for this gala affair featuring
singers, dancers and speakers,
along with food. Call 305-450-
2441 for more info.


3C THE l i'l TIMES, NOVEMBER 17-23, 2010


By Edna Gundersen
LOS ANGELES Wrangling Usher, Amy
Winehouse, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige and
John Legend into extracurricular studio
duty? A headache for most producers. A
snap for the guy who herded scores of A-
listers into the We Are the World choir -
At 77, Quincy Jones remains the rest-
less block-party host. After decades of col-
laborating with jazz icons, Jones kicked the
genre across boundaries and generations
on his 1989 all-star jazz/rap revue Back
on the Block, then recruited another stellar
cast for 1995's diverse Q's Jook Joint. Now
he's back as executive producer of Q: Soul
Bossa Nostra, a headliner-packed trib-
ute that celebrates his deep catalog with
pop, R&B and hip-hop reinterpretations.
In stores today, Q cannily updates Jones'
jazzy compositions, again finding har-

Quincy's in harmony

with the wide world


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disc,, hi 't eT r,, Funk 'io t i
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track, Luiai rii. ra.p-re-
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Jones' 1962 singing
instrumental. ,.
"Bebop arlid hip-
hop, in so riany ty
ways, they 're coin-
inected," Jones says,
sippinrig white winte in
tihe media room of his
Bel Air mnianse. "A lot
of rappers rerind mne
so much of behop guys
irn terms of irmprovisa-
tioni, beats arid rhymes.
My dreamii is to see hip-hop
incorporated inll education.
You've got the youth of the
world min the palm of iour
The same could be said of Jones, who, af-
ter years of impressive triumphs in jazz and
pop-soul, commands enormous respect in
rap circles. Timbaland proposed the Q trib-
ute, and brand names quickly signed up:
Akon, Jermaine Dupri, LL Cool J, Scott
Storch, Q-Tip, Robin Thicke, Jamie Foxx,
Wyclef Jean, T-Pain. When Jones called
Jennifer Hudson in 2008 to console her af-
ter the murders of her mother, brother and
nephew, she asked to join the roster.
"My sweet Jennifer told me, 'I need to be
on your album,' Jones recalls. "I said, 'I
would never bother you for that.' She ended
up singing You Put a Move on My Heart and
tore it up."
Jones, no stranger to family upheaval,
discovered music's healing powers early.
Raised in Chicago's gang-riddled ghetto in
the '30s, he was assaulted while strolling a
Please turn to QUINCY 6C

Lil W ,,nie (born Dw'Aayne Carter) i'.. released from's Island in lier.' 'fori
on l1ov. 4 alter sfervin eight months out :.I a onrie-yar prison sentence for gun
pose ss:,,.
The rapper reached a pile.3 de31a on drug charges in 'i'uma Counit,,, Ari.r-na only
".'eel s into hi. incari.eratlior. '.uma authority; initially issued a bench w',arrant lor
his arrest despite him being locked up in arnothier state The case ended with Wayne
getting 36 months' probation He al.o made rier.'s alter getting '-aught "with contra-
band where, guards found him with earphones and a '.altch that doubled as 3n MP'
Ba:l in April, newri s surfaced thr a 3 :correction:il ii ll er wvi s fired fo l allegedly
spring on Wayne '.vrile another gu.rd *..'a. inrivetig'ated for sprcal treatment ti'e
months later. Jujit lasI week, Captain Paphael Colla:O O a ,s suspended for 10 days
without pay for paying an unautlori:ed i.'.it to ,'/*yne while thp rioper was in sill-
tary confinement.
According to the Cash Mloney "ounig l'ornev i:amo, Was ne 'ill get bad to work
on "Tha Carter Iv" upon being released. The LP's .h:neduled to hit stores in 20il.

Award-winning hip-hop choreographer judge on MTV's "America's Best Dance
Crew" has been ordered by the courts to trial for a past se, offense that involved
a child.
Melvin Shane Sparks will stand trial and lace si, counts of lewd acts on a child
and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 16.
The 41-year-old, who is best known for his work as a choreographer r on the Fox
hit show "So You Think You Can Dance" and on the ilrn "You Got Served," was ar-
rested back in December 2009 at his home in Studio City, Calif., and released on a
$590,000 bail.
The Emmy Award-nominated dancer who has been accused of the felony child
molestation crimes, which allegedly tool place over a three-year period, pleaded
riot guilty to the charges bad. in March. Attorney Str e i'.leister said the case 'stink
to high heaven" because Sparls' accuser waited 15 years to come forward. He
called the claims "extortion, Hollywood-style." f.leliter says Sparks is innocent and
will light to clear his name." Sparks is said to have been at least 10 years older
than the victim.
Ironically, Sparks, whose parents are police officers, .s scheduled to be ar-
-aignedl .lov. 15th at the van luys :courth'-.use.

A judge recently dismiss-ed a a fS10 million tradeT'ark infringement lawsuit against
the rapper. Back in May, former drug l.ingpin "Freeway" Ricl, Ross tiled the suit
against Ross (born William Leonard Roberts), Def Jam and Universal Music Group,
charging that they iwere illegally proliting Iroim Ihis name. Jay-Z was also named in
the suit because he wa; president it Del Jam Records at the time of Ross' signing.
Filed in United States District Court for Southern California, the suit accused the
rapper of infringing on Ross' intellectual properties by using the moniker to promote
his music.
The suit argued that "Free,.way" Rick Ro-s' real name had "secondary meaning"
and had monetary value due to its use in magazines, TV specials and movies. The
basis of the suit is actually what got the case dismrised.
According to court documents, "plaintiff has alleged facts and made arguments
that destroy any possibility: that he has any valid trademark rights in his name, that
have been violated by defendants."



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5 medium carrots
4 celery ribs
2 large onions
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6C THE " TIMES, NOVEMBER 17-23, 2010

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Stop the Violence and
Dance, Saturday, Nov. 20, 7
p.m. at the Joseph Caleb Cen-
ter. For more information go to

The 26th Annual Miami
Book Fair International will
be held until Sun. Nov 21 at the
Miami-Dade College Wolfson
Campus. For information call
305-237-3258 or email wbook-

The Minority Chamber of
Commerce will host their 10th
Anniversary Annual Gala on
Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Doral
Resort and Spa Hotel. For more
information, please contact Ma-

ria Loaisiga at 786-260-1965.

The Museum of Contem-
porary Art (MOCA) will pres-
ent Shinique Smith's first large
scale U.S. museum exhibition
until Nov. 19. 305-893-6211 or

The Children's Trust will
have their sixth annual Cham-
pions for Children Awards Cer-
emony at the Jungle Island
Treeptop Ballroom at 12 p.m.,
Friday, Nov. 19.

Booker T. Washington
Class of 1967 members are en-
couraged to join monthly class
meetings on the 3rd Saturday
of each month held at the Afri-

can Heritage Cultural Arts Cen-
ter, 6161 N.W. 22nd Ave., at 7
p.m. Please contact L. King at
305-333-7128 for more infor-

Get on the bus for the
Florida Classic, Nov. 20 and
the Honda Battle of the Bands,
Jan. 29 in Atlanta. 786-873-

The Miami-Dade Branch
of the NAACP 2011-2013
election will take place on
Monday, Nov. 22 at Vision to
Victory Human Services Corpo-
ration, 13230 NW 7th Avenue
at 7:00pm. Polls will open from
6-8 p.m. For more information
call 305.685.8694.

Club Nite Planet will be
featuring The Midnight Rider
and His Posse on Saturday,
Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. at 5660 N.W.

7th Avenue. Tickets are $15 in
advance and $20 at the door.
For more info please call 305-
751-1237 or 786-285-4145.

Commissioner Audrey M.
Edmonson will be sponsoring
a Small Business Workshop
on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 9:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mi-
ami-Dade County Commission

The Miami-Dade Cham-
ber of Commerce is hosting
their 5th Annual Gala on Sat-
urday, Dec. 4 at the Hyatt Re-
gency Downtown Miami. Please
contact Matthew Beatty of Son-
shine Communications at 305-

Karen Peterson & Danc-
ers present Buoyant Dreamns
on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 4 and 8
p.m. at the Byron Carlyle The-

ater on Miami Beach. For tick-
ets, call 305-298-5879.

Have you or someone you
know dropped out, or strug-
gling in a traditional high
school. Lifeskills can help you.
For more info, call 305-693-

Rendo-Goju-Ryu Karate
Academy will be offering kara-
te lessons at the Liberty Square
Community Center from 5-7
p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. 305-694-2757.

Commissioner Audrey M.
Edmonson and Curley's House
of Style invites you to the 2nd
Annual District 3 Thanksgiving
Fest Sunday, Nov. 21 at Olinda

Women's group looking
for women of color age 40 and

older who are looking for a nice
group of friendly, down to earth
women. The women share their
life experiences, pleasures,
joys, food, passions, ideas and
dreams. 305-934-5122.

The City of Miramar's
Multi-Service Complex is of-
fering karate classes to both
children and adults, from
4-5:30 p.m. on Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays. 954-

Beta Tau Zeta Royal As-
sociation offers after-school
tutoring for students K-12 on
Monday-Friday. Children will
receive assistance with home-
work, reading, math and com-
puters. Karate classes are also
offered two days a week. The
program is held at the Zeta
Community Center in Liberty
City. 305-836-7060.

Faith Evans to play Florence Ballard,

forgotten member of the Supremes

By Wilson Morales

R&B singer Faith Evans
has been tapped to play
Florence Ballard in, the
biopic 'Blondie The Flor-
ence Ballard Story' from
Spirit of Life Films.
Directing the movie is
Bille Woodruff, from a script
written by Karen Spencer
and Roy Fegan, who will
also serve as co-producers
with Glenn S.O.N Faide.
A Detroit native, Ballard
was the Supremes' original
lead singer. She paved the.
way for female entertainers,
but she has yet to be accu-
rately portrayed. The biopic
will reveal shocking details
of Ballard's life, from her
moments of joy and success
to her premature death at

Faith Evans
the age of 32.
"Not only is this about
rebirthing Florence Bal-
lard's legacy and giving her
the accolades that she has
deserved for 34 years, it
also offers her children an

opportunity to know their
mother better and celebrate
her life," says Karen Spen-
cer, a partner at Spirit of
Life Films.
Ballard's three daughters
were excited to have Evans
portray their mother.
Like Ballard, Evans has
had her share of success
and challenges. In prepara-
tion for the role, Evans has
spent valuable time with
Ballard's family and study-
ing her music and history.
The film, which has been
adapted from the book 'The
Lost Supreme' by Peter Ben-
jaminson, is set to released
next summer. It will be
accompanied by an all-
star soundtrack featuring
Lauryn Hill, Kelly Price and
Faith Evans."

Quincy Jones on new album, his own path

continued from 3C

rival street at age 7. Thugs
nailed his hand to a fence with
a switchblade and plunged an
ice pick into his temple. At that
time, his mother was suffer-
ing from dementia praecox, a
psychotic disorder marked by
rapid deterioration of mental
"I watched them put her in a
straitjacket and take her to a
state mental hospital," Jones
says. "I saw her years later, but
I couldn't relate to her. We got
a stepmother, but that didn't
work out too well. You saw Pre-
cious, right?
"I honestly wanted to be a
gangster until I was 11. That's
all I saw in Chicago: dead bod-
ies, Tommy guns, stogies and
piles of money. It was a crazy
life, a life with no childhood."
At 11, after the family moved
to Bremerton, Wash., Jones
ran across a piaro during ran
armory break-in, arnd it forc-ver

changed his path. By 12, af-
ter picking up percussion and
brass instruments, he felt des-
tined to be an arranger and
"Music became my mother,"
he says. "It never let me down:"
At 14-, Jones met Ray Charles,
forging a bond that endured
until the R&B legend died in
2004. As teens, they dreamed
of musical stardom and vowed
to defy the era's racial hurdles,
adopting the pledge, "Not one
drop of my self-worth depends
on your acceptance of me."
"It was dangerous to let ex-
ternal forces determine who
you were as a human being,"
Jones says. "Ray and I had very
determined attitudes about
where we wanted to go, but
this country was in a different
place. I have 100 pictures of
us together, and in every one
we're laughing our butts off.
What a beautiful man."

Jones left the Berklee'tCol-

lege of Music in Boston to join
Lionel Hampton's band, the
start of a meteoric career that
soon found him arranging and
recording for Sarah Vaughan,
Duke Ellington, Dinah Wa'sh-
ington, Billy Eckstine and Can-
nonball Adderly. He launched
Lesley Gore, producing It's My
Party and 17 subsequent sin-
gles. In 1963, he won the first
of his 27 Grammys, a record
haul for a living artist, for his
Count Basie arrangement of I
Can't Stop Loving You. Jones,
who has been nominated a
staggering 79 times, eyes the
trophies! in the foyer cases
with a wink. "Remember," he
says, "I lost 52 times."
He scored big in the mid-
'80s with three Grammys each
for producing 1982's Thriller,
the world's top-selling album,
and 1985's We Are the World,
history's best-selling single.
In. February, Jones oversaw a
25th-anniversary remake to
benefit victims of Haiti's earth-
quake. **** **" *



The Miami Times



Just in time for holiday

,igger paycheck s

By Chris Isidore

NEW YORK-- The number of
new jobs in the government's
October employment report
was good news. But the im-
provement in wages might be
even better news.
That's because getting more
money into consumers' pock-
ets is the key to getting the
economy moving again.
Part of that improvement will
come from the gain in 151,000
jobs in the October report, led
by the best hiring by business-
es in six months. But a bigger

economic impact may come
from the extra wages spread
across the 90 percent of work-
ers who already had jobs.
Average weekly wages im-
proved by the biggest percent-
age in October than at any
time since the start of the
Great Recession -- up 3.5 per-
cent compared to a year ago.
That's not because of an im-
provement in hourly wages. In
fact, hourly wages made only
modest gains -- 1.7 percent
from a year ago. It's still a
buyer's market for employers,
and with their choice of job

applicants desperate for work,
they aren't under any pressure
to raise wages.
But with increases in the
number of hours worked,
workers still came out on top.
Average hours were up 1.8 per-
cent, the biggest year-over-year
gain in hours in 26 years.
Employees whose hours had
been cut were returning to
full-time status in October, as
the number of workers stuck
in part-time jobs when they
wanted full-time work plunged
by 318,000 in the month.
That's a good sign for the fu-

ture, since employers are more
likely to ramp up the hours of
their part-time workers before
they start hiring new employ-
"Businesses are saying they
need more help, but they're
not willing to commit to more
workers yet, so they're add-
ing hours, adding temporary
employees," said economist Jay
Bryson of Wells Fargo Secu-
rities. "That's good, since it
generally means more full-time
hiring comes next."
Private companies added
159,000 jobs in October, lead-

ing to a stronger-than-expect-
ed overall gain. It was the best
gain in business hiring in six
months. Still, economists say
even stronger business hiring
is necessary to bring down
the unemployment rate
from the stubbornly high 1
reading of 9.6 percent.
But the; ost important ef-
fect of the extra hours isn't as
a signal of hiring to come. It's
the fact the extra hours means
more money in paychecks,
which will hopefully lead to
more spending and economic
growth ahead.

"All these things the
longer hours, the pick-up in
hiring they're going to give a
Please turn to PAYCHECKS 8D

Jonecia Keels and Jazmine Miller proudly display their award-winning mobile phone application,
the HBCU Buddy.

Spelman students invent

HBCU Buddy phone app

Special to the Miami Times

Spelman College students,
Jonecia Keels and Jazmine
Miller of Spelman College won
the 2010 AT&T Big Mobile on
Campus Challenge(SM) with
their next generation e-learn-
ing mobile application, HBCU
Keels and Miller were award-
ed a $10,000 scholarship and
a mobile device of their choice
each at the Higher Ed Board of
Advisors Meeting in Miami on
Oct. 7.
"HBCU Buddy is an out-
standing mobile application,
embodying everything this
contest is about: providing a
platform for higher education
students to develop their inno-
vative ideas into practical and
useful e-learning mobile appli-
cations," said Chris Hill, Vice
President, Advanced Enter-
prise Mobility Solutions, AT&T
Business Solutions (ABS).
"No one can identify higher
education opportunities and
needs better than the students
themselves. Jonecia Keels and

Jazmine Miller of Spelman
College saw a need and created
an application that truly en-
hances the college experience
for HBCU students. The appli-
cation provides students with
access to the most relevant in-
formation in real-time."

HBCU Buddy is a mobile ap-
plication created to educate
and inform users, including
both prospective and current
college students, about His-
torically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCU) across
the United States. It is a fully-
fledged mobile, service appli-
cation that provides detailed
information about each and
every HBCU in the nation and
integrates all facets of college
The application opens with a
directory profiling each HBCU
with information on academics,
admissions, research, student
life, alumni, among other de-
tails. After selecting a school,

students can navigate through
the school literally by ac-
cessing virtual tours of build-
ings, on-campus videos, and
local GPS and directions.
HBCU Buddy can also pro-
vide students with customiz-
able social networking features
to connect with each other,
their school and community.
The application connects to so-
cial networking sites, such as
Facebook and Twitter, and in-
tegrates tools such as chat and
calendar to help students stay
informed. Students can use the
application to follow the latest
on school club and campus
happenings, local events, hot
spots around the community,
and more.
AT&T Big Mobile on Campus
Challenge for full-time col-
lege students was established
in 2008 to recognize innova-
tive and creative mobile ap-
plications that enhance the
educational process for higher
education students. For more
information, please visit big-

Three steps for avoiding foreclosure

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox 1. PRIORITIZE VOIR BILLS
We all have a laundry list of financial ob-
If 'yoL've managed to escape America's libations from house payments to utility
housing meltdown over the past few bills to food and clothing expenses.
years, consider yourself lucky. Throw in transportation. various
About one out of four homeown- kinds of insurance and the cost
ers in the U S. is underwater, of raising kids and you can
meaning they owe more on easily see how all those bills
their mortgage than the can really add up. No mat-
home is worth. And sadlv. ter what debts you have,
millions of other home- always think of your mort-
owners are facing foreclo- T E gage as top priority in terms
sure -- and it's not always I L of items to be repaid.
because they borrowed too If push comes to shove.
much or made poor finan- / you can work out a deal
cial choices. ,. with your cell phone carrier
If you want to stay out of and pay that large, unexpected
foreclosure, follow these three cell phone, bill you received over
steps: Please turn to STEPS 7D

Obama, U.S. lawmakers face off


spending, tax cuts

and landmark

nuclear treaty

By Olivier Knox

ident Barack Obama faced
fired-up Republican foes as
the US Congress returned to
work recently to face off on
tax cuts, government spend-
ing and a landmark nuclear
treaty with Russia.
Two weeks after voters
thrashed his Democrats, cost-
ing them Senate seats and
control of the House of Repre-
sentatives, Obama promised a
shift from an "obsessive focus"
on his agenda to a kinder, gen-
tler politics of compromise.
Please turn to OBAMA 8D

AFP/File/Dmitry Astakhov
US President Barack Obama, right, and his Russian coun-
terpart Dmitry Medvedev greet each other during a bilateral
meeting on the sidelines of The Asia Pacific Economic Coop-
eration (APEC) summit in Yokohama. Battles over tax cuts,
government spending and a landmark nuclear treaty with Rus-
sia loom large as lawmakers return to work two weeks after
Democrats took a beating in key elections.

October jobs report: Hiring picks up

By Annalyn Censky

NEW YORK-- After months
of painful losses, the econ-
omy added jobs last month,
spurring hopes that the labor
market may finally be turning
The economy added 151,000
jobs in October, the Labor De-
partment reported recently,

an improvement over Septem-
ber, when the economy lost
41,000 jobs. That was much
better than the 68,000 gain
that economists were expect-
ing, and the best overall num-
ber since May.
"It's maybe an indication
that we're starting to turn
the corner," said Stephen
Bronars, senior economist

with Welch Consulting. "It's a
small step, but at least we're
going in the right direction.
Things are definitely not going
to get worse."
Businesses continued to
hire for the tenth month in
a row, following nearly two
straight years of private sec-
tor losses. Companies added
Please turn to JOBS 8D

1:111:, N!IES jS COM ME^A R I

The promise of global trade and Black America

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.
NNPA Columnist

Now that the mid-term elections
are over and the politics of exag-
geration appear to be catching less
national attention, it is past time
to focus on the economic condition
and plight of 50 million Blacks. The
devastating economic disaster of the
Bush years has had a lingering neg-
ative economic effect on everyone in
the U.S., especially Blacks.
President Obama recently said
that in order to recover from this
recession, Americans need to "dis-
cover, create and build products that

are sold all over the world
that Blacks should not ju
sidelines and watch as t

throughout the
U.S. is rebuilt. We
should and must
participate not just
as trillion-dollar
consumers, but
also as billion-
dollar producers of
goods and services
that are marketed
and sold all over
the world.


Blacks, as well as ot
ties, have to see the wo

Id." I believe global marketplace for what it really
ist be on the is: the place of new business devel-
he economy opment and global trade opportuni-
ties. I have seen the same economic
development opportunities expand
and evolve globally with young en-
*i trepreneurs in the field of Internet
S, marketing and distribution. That is
why I have to keep emphasizing that
we have to keep our eyes on different
prizes simultaneously. The best at-
tainment of the highest quality edu-
CHAVIS cation, plus new business and eco-
nomic development are all key to the
economic recovery of Blacks.
her minori- The president adds that while we
)rld and the ready ourselves to compete for the

jobs and industries of the future, we
should look to see goods and services
abroad, particularly in Asia. I would
add Africa to this equation for future
stability and sustainability for Black
America's economic recovery.
Yes, we need jobs. But we also need
businesses. We need global Black-
owned businesses. That's what time
it is. Timing is important here. It is
not about doing or advocating what
may appear to be popular at any giv-
en moment. It is about being strategic
and proactive. Our schools, our col-
leges, our businesses, and our com-
munities all have to work together to
foster greater and expanded oppor-

tunities for our children's future in
America and throughout the world.
Many years ago, I followed close-
ly, as a brother in the struggle, the
business career of Reginald F. Lewis,
who became the first Black billion-
aire. Lewis was a global visionary
and business leader. TLC Beatrice
set a new global standard of success
and profits in the international busi-
ness arena. But Lewis never forgot
where he came from in Baltimore. He
gave back to the community con-
stantly. We need today more Regi-
nald Lewis-type brothers and sisters
who take action and make a positive
difference in the global marketplace.




8D THE '.lA:.ll TIMES, NOVEMBER 17-23, 2010


Stable home prices, low rates could gas economy

By Stephanie Armour

Mortgage rates are
hitting another record
low just as home pric-
es are firming in more
parts of the country,
two trends that could
help boost the econo-
Potential recovery
Rates on 30-year
fixed loans averaged
4.17 percent, down

from 4.24 percent a
week ago, Freddie
Mac reported recently.
They've been below
5 percent since early
Median home pric-
es in the third quarter
were up from last year's
third period in 77 of
155 metro areas, the
National Association
of Realtors reports. In
2009's third quarter,
only 30 areas showed

year-over-year growth.
The improvements in
prices came despite a
sharp drop-off in sales
after the federal home
buyers' tax credit ex-
pired in the spring.
Low mortgage rates,
and at least flat home
prices, could give more
homeowners the con-
fidence to refinance.
If they spend some
of what they save on
their mortgages, that

strengthens the econ-
"In most markets,
the crash is over and
stability is beginning,"
says Joel Naroff at
Naroff Economic Advi-
sors. "Realtors are say-
ing it isn't great, but it's
better than last year. If
refinancing get going,
that will help consumer
Prices are rising in
areas where foreclo-

sures have not hit very
hard, Naroff says.
Still, the housing
market is a long way
from easy street. Me-
dian home prices fell
in almost as many
metro areas as they
rose in NAR's survey.
The national median,
$177,900, was down
0.2 percent from 2009's
third quarter.
Foreclosures and
short sales where

homes are sold for less
than the mortgage bal-
ance were 34 percent
of third-quarter sales,
up from 30 percent a
year ago.
Foreclosures tapered
off last month as lend-
ers announced tem-
porary suspensions in
the face of legal chal-
lenges. But they're like-
ly to accelerate in the
first quarter, says Rick
Sharga of RealtyTrac.

Advanced GYN Clinic
Anthurium Gardens Florist
Atlanta Gas Light
BP Oil
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson
Daryl's Banquet hall Inc.
Don Bailey Carpets
Dr. Rozalyn Paschal, MD
Family Dentist
Florida Department of Health
General Motors (Cadillac Division)
General Motors
Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce
Miami Dade County Supervisor of Elections
Miami Dolphins
New Luster Carpet Cleaning Service
Ransom Everglades School (Breakthrough)

Guideline to avoiding home foreclosure

continued fro 7D

a few months, but you
never want to get be-
hind on your mortgage.
Pay your house note
first. Next, put other
debts such as credit
cards, auto loans or
student loans in order
of importance. If you're
delinquent on any of
these debts it can hurt
your credit a fate
you definitely want to

Having a cash cush-
ion is vital for hom-

eowners. Once you get
into a house, having
extra cash on hand
to deal with emergen-
cies or unanticipated
events can mean the
difference between
making your house
payment on schedule
and being delinquent
on your mortgage. If
something happens
that impacts your fi-
nances like you lose
your job or suffer an
illness that leads to big
medical bills you'll
be counting your lucky
stars that you had the
foresight to stash away
some money for a rainy

i i

If you get behind,
don't wait until the
11th hour, when you
might be facing fore-
closure; seek help im-
mediately! Talk to your
lender about getting a
loan modification or a
refinance. You'll need

to have good credit and
some equity in your
home. Can't get direct
help or straight answers
from your lender? Then
try two other options.
Go to a HUD-certified
housing counselor like
NFDM (the National
Foundation for Debt
Management) for as-
sistance. They can tell
you about options for
your specific situation
.or programs in your
area. Also check out
the government's hous-
ing rescue plan to find
out if you're eligible for
help. Go to www.mak-
for more info.

Improvement in wages, just in time for holidays

continued from 7D

nice kick to income
and that's very good
for spending," said
Robert Brusca of FAO
Economics. "That's the
way things will get bet-
While economists
caution that one
strong employment re-
port is not enough to
declare a job market
rebound, they said the
gains shouldn't be dis-
The October re-
port might eventually
be looked upon as a
turning point for the

economy, said Sung
Won Sohn, economics
professor at Cal State
University Channel
Islands. The timing of
the income gains, right
before the start of the
holiday shopping sea-
son, could also be a
key, he said.
"If we can have a
decent holiday shop-
ping season, we can
feel more comfortable
about the economy
and employment, and
everything will come
together," said Sohn.
"We have already
seen some uptick in
retail sales. Retail-
ers are feeling a bit

more optimistic about
the upcoming holiday
season. That's one
reason they added
28,000 workers in the
The other good news
behind the headline
numbers were the
revisions to previ-
ous months' reports,
which showed the
labor market wasn't
quite as weak as pre-
viously thought.
The revisions added
a total of 110,000 jobs
to last month's read-
ings for August and
September. That's
on top of revisions
from the previous two

Job hiring slowly increasing, Americans are still struggling

continued from 7D

159,000 jobs to their
payrolls in October,
much stronger than
the 92,000 jobs econo-
mists had predicted
for the sector.
But the government
continued to slash
jobs, shedding 8,000
workers in the month.
Only a handful of
census workers were
cut from government
payrolls in October
- nearly the last of
the temporary cen-

sus jobs that have
dragged down public
sector job growth for
the last four months.
And upward revi-
sions for August and
September showed
there were 110,000
additional job gains
in those months than
previously reported.
The unemployment
rate, which is calcu-
lated in a separate
survey, remained un-
changed at 9.6 per-
cent the government
President Obama

praised the numbers
in an address follow-
ing the announce-
ment, but emphasized
that more improve-
ment is needed.
"We've now seen four
months of private-sec-
tor job growth above
100,000, which is the
first time we've seen
this kind of increase
in over four years," he
said. "That's not good
enough. The unem-
ployment rate is still
unacceptably high
and we've got a lot of
work to do."

House Minor-
ity Whip Eric Cantor
from Virginia, issued
a statement saying
the newly elected Re-
publican House ma-
jority is committed to
getting the job market
back on track.
"It's time to pro-
duce results, and job
number one is getting
people back to work,"
he said.

While the report
was a generally posi-

tive sign, the job mar-
ket is still very frag-
ile. The labor market
needs about 150,000
jobs per month just to
keep pace with popu-
lation growth, and
at least 300,000 per
month to make a dent
in unemployment,
Bronars said.
Unemployment is
likely to remain high
for some time. The
rate doesn't include
1.2 million discour-
aged workers who've
stopped looking for a

"There are still
a lot of people who
have stopped look-
ing for work because
there weren't as many
hires, and as they
come back in, it's go-
ing to keep that un-
employment rate high
for a while," Bronars
The number of
Americans who are
involuntarily work-
ing part-time, fell to
9.2 million in Octo-
ber but still remains
just shy of record
highs. This category

includes workers who
are stuck in part-time
jobs because either
their hours have been
cut or they can't find
full-time work.
The so-called un-
deremployment rate,
which counts both
discouraged work-
ers and involuntarily
part-time workers,
slipped to 17 percent
from 17.1 percent
in September. That
means more than one
in six adults are still
without the job they
want or need.

Obama and lawmakers face off on tax cuts, government spending

continued from 7D

"I am very confident
that the American peo-
ple were not issuing a
mandate for gridlock.
They want to see us
make progress," the
president told report-
ers Sunday aboard his
Washington-bound Air
Force One airplane af-
ter a trip to Asia.
For Obama's Demo-
cratic allies, the so-
called "lame duck"
year-end session was
their last chance to flex
their large Senate and
House of Representa-
tives majorities before
a new Congress takes
office in January.
In a sign of the
changes to come,
roughly 100 new law-
makers, mostly Repub-
licans, were attending
seminars on. ethics
rules, navigating po-
tential legal minefields,
and recruiting and
paying staff.
Obama, who invited
top congressional lead-
ers of both parties to
a November 18 sum-
mit, has warned Re-
publicans determined
to thwart his agenda
and deny him a sec-
ond term that they now
have a share of govern-
"Campaigning is very
different than govern-
ing," he said. "My ex-
pectation is... they are
not going to want to
just obstruct, they are
going to want to engage
Both sides have

expressed hopes of
reaching a compromise
on renewing sweep-
ing tax cuts passed in
2001 and 2003 with a
built-in expiration date
at the end of this year.
Republicans want
all of the rates to re-
main the same beyond
January 1, warning
that any tax increase
will hurt sputtering
US economic growth
and damage efforts to
lower stubbornly high
unemployment of near
10 percent.
Obama and top Dem-
ocrats want to extend
middle-class tax cuts
but say the country
"cannot afford" to do
the same for those in
the uppermost income
brackets, which carry
-a price tag of roughly
700 billion dollars over
10 years.
Lawmakers will also
have to pass legisla-
tion funding govern-
ment operations, as
the Congress did not
send Obama any of
the annual spending
measures during the
regular session -- and
there, too, a fight is
Republicans made
slashing government
spending a key plank
of their platform ahead
of the elections and are
now pushing to freeze
outlays at 2008 levels
and suspend new hires
and pay increases for
federal workers.
And they will face
pressure not to budge
from arch-conservative
"Tea Party" movement

voters who helped pow-
er their election win.
On the foreign pol-
icy front, the US Sen-
ate faces a battle over
ratifying a landmark
nuclear weapons deal
with Russia, the new
Strategic Arms Reduc-
tion Treaty (START).
The treaty signed
by Russian President
Dmitry Medvedev and
Obama at an elaborate
ceremony in Prague in
April restricts each
nation to a maximum
of 1,550 deployed war-

heads, a cut of about
30 percent from a limit
set in 2002.
The agreement, a top
Obama foreign policy
initiative, replaces a
previous accord that
lapsed in December
2009 and also re-
quires ratification by
Russia's lower house,
the Duma.
Republicans have
said they need to be
sure that the US nu-
clear arsenal will be
modernized and that
the treaty will not

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the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County.
Florida, notice is hereby given of Special Elections on
December 7, 2010 for tih purip.: -. I tub iinin I,, Iri, ,uitiir;,j
electors residing in the proposed districts, for their approval or
disapproval, the following proposals:
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proposing that the Palm Island Overhead Services
Relocation Improvement Special Taxing District be created
and established as provided for in County Ordinance No.
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proposing that the Hibiscus Island Overhead Services
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and established as provided for in County Ordinance No.
Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters .-.,,in'g within
the proposed areas who will be eligible to vote YES or NO
for the proposals. All marked ballots must be received by the
Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections by 7:00 p.m. on the
day of the election.
These special elections will be conducted in accordance
with the provisions of the Code of Miami-Dade County and
other applicable provisions of general law relating to special
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Miami-Dade County, Florida

hamper US missile
defense efforts but
some acknowledged
privately that they
did not want to hand
Obama a major dip-

lomatic victory before
the elections.
On Monday, Secre-
tary of State Hillary
Clinton and Defense
Secretary Robert Gates

urged the US Senate to
ratify the treaty with-
out delay, warning in
the Washington Post
that: "Our national se-
curity depends on it."

months that added
108,000 jobs above
earlier readings.
"Things aren't going
gangbusters relative
to what the economy
needs. But there are
positive things go-
ing on there," said
Brusca. "I think the
bottom line is that it
looks better."

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1, 2, 3 KENYA, USA, KENYA: Edna Kiplagat, center, won the wom-
en's division in the New York City Marathon, and countrywoman Mary
Keitany, left ran third. American Shalane Flanagan placed second.



By Aimee Berg

NEW YORK The plot lines of
the 2010 New York City Marathon
were as undulating as the course
One of the world's most accom-
plished distance runners, Haite
Gebrselassie, dropped out with a
knee injury around mile 16 and
announced his retirement a few
hours later while his Ethiopian
countryman Gebre Gebremariam
ran on to victory in his 26.2-mile
And while the defending men's
champion from the USA, Meb Ke-
flezighi, faded to sixth place, an-
other American, Shalane Flana-
gan, was the runner-up in the
women's race and appears ready to
run another.
"I've heard many people finish
and say I'll never do that again,"
Flanagan said. "But this is the op-
posite. I love this event."
On a cool, clear day, Flanagan
set out slowly with an elite women'
group that included eight rookies
like herself. The pack's glacial pace
worked to her advantage through
the first half of the race.
"Every mile that clicked away
that felt good, I gained more and
more confidence from it," Flanagan
With less than two miles to go,
the cluster finally split and it be-
came a three-woman race. Kenya's
Edna Kiplagat opened a lead that
she wouldn't relinquish, and the
winner of this year's Los Angeles
marathon ran solo down Central
Park South and on to victory in
In a battle for second, Flanagan
overtook Mary Keitany of Kenya in
the last mile and finished second
with a smile (20.26 seconds behind

Kiplagat), the best placement by an
American woman since 1990. As
the top American, Flanagan also
won the U.S. marathon cham-
pionship. Keitany finished third
"I'm very grateful for second,"
Flanagan said, "but as soon as I
finished, I thought about what I
could have done to have won it."
With her podium finish, Flana-
gan, 29, extended her family's run-
ning legacy. Her mother, Cheryl
Treworgy, once held the American
marathon record, and on Sunday,
Treworgy a front-row view as a,
photographer in a lead vehicle.
Flanagan, however, wasn't try-
ing to follow anyone's footsteps.
She said her motivation was simply
to be able to call herself a mara-
"I felt I can't validate myself as
a distance runner until I run a
marathon," she said earlier.
Also, she had watched her fa-
ther run Boston Marathon in her
youth and was mesmerized by the
way that race energized the town.
"I've been looking forward to
this day since I was a little girl,"
she said of her debut.
'Still, Flanagan had never run
farther than 18 miles at race pace,
and no farther than 22 miles in a
single stretch.
"My expectations were to feel
awful," she said, "so when I felt
good, I just gained momentum
and confidence with each mile."
When the top women posted a
4:58 mile at mile 23 and Flana-
gan was still in the mix, Trewor-
gy grew nervous and excited.
"Now they were working," Tre-
worgy said, "It was track time."
Flanagan excels on the track.
(She holds the American record
at 10,000 meters.)

By Ken Belson

Revelations that the father
of Cam Newton, Auburn Uni-
versity's star quarterback
and a leading Heisman Tro-
phy candidate, may have
sought as much as $200,000
from recruiters has reignited
the debate over whether col-
lege athletes ought to be paid.
Since these players help
generate lots of cash for their
schools, the theory goes, they
should be compensated. But
how much money does New-
ton actually make for Au-
burn? There is no doubt that
Newton a quick, agile play-
er who transferred to Auburn
this year has rejuvenat-
ed the university's football
team. Without him, Auburn
would probably not be No. 2
in the Bowl Championship
Series ranking last week.
Heck, without him, there is
little chance that Auburn's
record would be 10-0.
So, Newton is worth a
lot, though not as much as
many believe. That's because
the marketing of individual
players is restricted, un-
like the situation in profes-
sional sports. Player names,
for instance, are not printed
on jerseys, which limits the
chances for schools, apparel
makers, advertisers and oth-
ers to generate income from
Newton's name and likeness.
Nor can Auburn strike its
own television deals. Instead,
it received a $9.1 million
payment this year from the
Southeastern Conference,
which divides the proceeds
evenly among teams from
its 15-year television con-
tract with CBS and ESPN.
Auburn, like other univer-
sities, also receives annual
multimillion-dollar fees from
marketing companies that
in turn sell advertising and
sponsorships in the stadi-
um, on radio broadcasts and


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elsewhere. That contract was
negotiated before Cam New-
ton became a phenomenon,
but Auburn could earn extra
fees if certain sales levels are
met. Auburn could also bring
in an extra $1.925 million
if the team plays in the na-
tional title game, or smaller
amounts if it is a conference
champion or goes to a less
prominent bowl game. That
money would come on top of
Auburn's share of the post-
season money that is pooled
and divided among the dozen
teams in the conference.
"When you put someone
at the marquee position who
has the ball in his hands
most of the time and is a
Heisman candidate, the sky's
the limit," said Doug Shabel-
man, the president of Burns
Entertainment, a sports mar-

Cam Newton maes money for Auburn but there are limits.

Cam Newton makes money for Auburn, but there are limits.

keting company.
The university is seeing an
increase in sales of jerseys,
sweatshirts, hats and other
licensed gear. None of these
items have Newton's name,
but they do have his num-
ber, 2. And excitement about
the team's success certainly
helps sales. Schools typically
receive a 7 percent royalty
on the wholesale price of any
Auburn gear that is sold, ac-
cording to Matt Brown, who
teaches sports management
at the University of South
Carolina, which is in the
same conference as Auburn.
An Auburn long-sleeved
T-shirt with Newton's No.
2 on it, for instance, retails
for $24.95, with a wholesale
price about half that, which
means the school would re-
ceive about 87 cents for each

shirt sold. Tens of thousands
of dollars in additional roy-
alties could be generated if
Newton wins the Heisman
Trophy or the team plays in
the national championship
As for tickets, Auburn is
one of the hottest ones in col-
lege football. The university
fills its 87,000-seat stadium
for most home games, and
the average price of tickets
resold online is $345, about
6 percent higher than at
this time last year, accord-
ing to FanSnap, which moni-
tors ticket resale Web sites.
Resales don't help Auburn,
but professional teams often
raise prices following suc-
cessful seasons, and Au-
burn may follow suit. Given
the devotion of its fans, the
Please turn to NEWTON 11D

Ex-NFL player David Meggett gets 30 years

- Former NFL player David
Meggett was sentenced to 30
years in prison recently af-
ter his conviction in a South
Carolina court on charges of
criminal sexual conduct and
burglary, authorities said.
Meggett was convicted in a
case involving an encounter
with a college student at her
house in North Charleston in
January 2009, according to
Meggett, who attend-
ed high school in North
Charleston, was a running
back and punt returned in
the National Football League

between 1989 and 1998.
Meggett played six years
with the New York Giants,
three with the New England
Patriots and one with the
New York Jets. He had nearly
1,700 yards rushing and just
over 3,000 receiving during
his career.
Meggett, 42, did not take
the stand in his own defense
at trial and his lawyer said
he will appeal. His convic-
tion and sentencing were
reported Wednesday in sev-
eral South Carolina media
Beattie Butler of the
Charleston County Public


played 10 seasons in the
NFL, plans to appeal.

Defender's Office argued
that Meggett and the woman
had consensual sex and lat-
er had an argument.
In 1998, Meggett arrested
in Toronto, Canada, after
authorities said he allegedly
assaulted an escort worker
after a three-way sexual en-
counter. A trial on the as-
sault charge ended with a
hung jury in April 2000.
Meggett later worked as
parks and recreation direc-
tor in Robersonville, N.C.,
but resigned four years ago
after he was accused of sex-
ually assaulting his former

The Bureau of Childcare Food Programs announces its
participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Child
Care Food Program, which is federally funded program
that reimburses chid care providers of serving nutritious
meals and snacks to enrolled, eligible children. Meals
will be available at no separate charge to all participants
enrolled at the schools) listed below, regardless of race,
color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

1. Centro Mater Child Care
418 SW 4 Avenue, Miami, FL. 33130
2. Centro Mater Child Care II
421 SW 4 Street, Miami, FL. 33130
3. Centro Mater West Child Care
8298 NW 103 Street, Hialeah Gdns, FL. 33016
4. Centro Mater West II Child Care
7700 NW 98 Street, Hialeah Gdns, FL 33016
5. Centro Mater Walker Park Child Care
800 W 29 Street, Hialeah FL. 33010
6. Hosana Learning Center
2171 NW 56 Street, Miami, FL. 33142
7. Fun and Friendly Child Care
13245 NW 7 Avenue, Miami, FL. 33168

Parents/guardians of children eligible for free and re-
duced-price meals must complete an application. Eligi-
bility information includes the number and names of all
household members, social security number of the adult
household member signing the application or an indica-
tion that this household member does not have one, total
household income or Food Assistance Program (formerly
known as the Food Stamp Program) case number or Tem-
porary Assistance for Needy Families case number, and
the signature of an adult household member. Children
who are members of Food Assistance Program or TANF
households and children enrolled in Head Start are auto-
matically eligible for free or reduce price meals. The policy
statement for free and reduced-price meals is on file at the
child care center and may be reviewed by any interested

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) policy, all institutions that participate in
the Child care Food Program are prohibited from discrimi-
nating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age,
or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write
USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202)
270-5964 or toll free at (866) 632-9992 (voice and TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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Two bedrooms starting
at $760 a month.
Move in $1260
Free water, central air,
appliances, laundry.
Quiet Area
Must Have Job
We Can Verify
Call 786-506-3067
1545 N.W. 8th Avenue

1027 NW 95 Street # 4
One bedroom., air, appliances.
$600 monthly. First, last,
security. 305-962-2666
1070 NW 95 Terrace #3
One bdrm, air, appliances.
$700 monthly First, last and
security. 305-962-2666
1212 NW 1 Avenue
$475 MOVE IN. One
bedroom, one bath $475
monthly. Stove, refrigerator,
air. 305-642-7080
1215 NW 103 LANE
Two bdrms, gated security,
tile. $700 mthly, $1000 to
move in. 305-696-7667
1229 NW 1 Court
$500 MOVE IN! One
bedroom, one bath, $500,
stove, refrigerator, air.

1231 NW 58 Terrace
One bdrm, one bath. $450
monthly $700 move in
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call Joel

1250 NW 60 Street
One bedroom, one bath
$525. Free Water.

1261 NW 59 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$550. Free Water.

1317 NW 2 AVENUE
$425 Move in One
bdrm, one bath $425.
Ms. Shorty #1

13240 NW 32 Avenue # 4
Remodeled large two
bedrooms, one bath,
central air. $850 monthly.
Water included.

1348 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $450.

140 NW 13 Street
$500 MOVE IN. Two
bdrms, one bath $525.

14100 NW 6 Court
Huge one bdrm, one bath,
with air, in quiet area, $650
monthly! 305-213-5013
14350 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425
Two bdrm. one bath $525
Free Water 786-267-1646

14460 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm., one bath $495
Two bdrm., one bath, $595
Stove, refrigerator, air
Free Water 786-267-1646

1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425.

1525 NW 1 Place
One bdrm, one bath, $395
monthly. $600 move in.
Three bdrm, two bath, $650
monthly, $1000 to move -
in. Newly renovated. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel

1540 NW 1 Court
Studio, $395 monthly,
$600 move in.
One bdrm, one bath, $450
monthly. $600 to move in.
Three bdrm, two bath, $725
monthly $1000 move in.
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call Joel
17050 NW 55 Avenue
Three bdrms, two baths,
central air. $1,000 a
month, Section 8 OKI!
Call 954-790-7807
1718 NW 2 Court
$425 MOVE IN, One
bdrm, one bath, $425.

1801 NW 2 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$595 monthly. $900 to move
in. All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV. Call:
Joel 786-355-7578

1816 NW 46 Street
Three bedrooms, two bath,
$750 monthly, 786-294-9014
186 NW 13 STREET
One bdrm, one bath. $475.
Appliances 305-642-7080
1872 NW 24 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$595 monthly. Free water

190 NW 51 Street
One bedroom. $595 to
move in. 786-389-1686
1955 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$450. 305-642-7080

200 NW 13 Street
One bedroom, one bath
$425. 305-642-7080.
2001 NE 167 Street
One bedroom, one bath, air.
Section 8 OK! 954-790-7807
210 NW 17 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$475. Call 305-642-7080

2186 NW 38 Street
One bdrm, one bath, $695.
Appliances, free water.

2328 NW 105 Street
One bedroom, central air.
Call for appointment.
2335 NE 172 Street #4
One Bedroom, one
bath, $700 monthly,
first and last. Section 8
OK. 954-243-7017

2416 NW 22 Court
One bedroom one
bath $650
Appliances, free water.

251 NE 77 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
water, private back yard.
$700 monthly plus security.
Section 8 OK. 786-216-7533
2751 NW 46 Street
One bedroom, remote gate,
$650 monthly. 954-430-0849
2804 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath, $495
monthly, $750 move in.
Two bdrms, one bath, $595
monthly, $900 move in.
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV
Call Joel 786-355-7578
2931 NW 132 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath, air,
bars. $650 monthly, $1150 to
move in. 305-742-1082 after
7 p.m.
3330 NW 48 Terrace
One bdrm, one bath.
$550 monthly. 305-213-5013
411 NW 37 Street
Studio, $395 per
month. All appliances
included. Call Joel

449 NW 8 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$750 move in, $450 mthly.
One bedroom, very nice $450
a month. Call 305-557-1750
472 NW 10 Street
One bedroom one
bath. $525. Stove,
refrigerator, air.

5200 NW 26 Avenue
Two and three bdrms.
Free gift for
Section 8 tenants.
No deposit. $300 Moves
you in. Jenny 786-663-8862
5511 N.W. 6th Place
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$550 a month, $1350 to move
in, first, last and security. Call
after 2 p.m., 786-543-1952.
5550 NE Miami Place
One bedroom. $600 monthly,
first and last. 786-277-0302
60 and 61 STREET
One and two bdrms, $595
and $695. Call 305-466-6988
60 NW 76 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$550, stove, refrigerator, air,
free water. 305-642-7080
6229 NW 2 Avenue
Two bedroom, one bath.
Section 8 OK. 305-310-7463
750 NW 56 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $525
monthly. $770 move in.
Two bdrm, one bath. $695
monthly. $1000 move in.
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD T.V. Call
Joel 786-355-7578

7601 NE 3 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Remodeled kitchen,
new floors, appliances.
$750 monthly, security
negotiable. Call
8475 NE 2 Avenue
One and two bdrm apts.
Section 8 ok. 305-754-7776
S850 NW 4 Avenue
Nice and clean, one and
two bedrooms, includes free
water and gas, washer and
dryers on premises. Close to
Downtown Miami. First and
security Call 305-213-1139
912 NW 55 Terrace #4
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$725 monthly. Section 8
welcome. Contact Rastee at:
924 NW 29 Street
bedrooms, one bath. Water
included! 786-262-7313
Arena Garden
Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency,
one, two, three bdrms, air,
appliances, laundry, gate.
From $400. 100 N.W. 11 St.
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same
day approval. For more

Easy qualify. Move in
special.One bedroom, one
bath, $495, two bedrooms,
one bath, $595. Free water!
Leonard 786-236-1144

Studio, remodeled, Section
8 welcome. 786-301-9363
Spanish or 786-301-4368
Remodeled one bdrm. $625
to $775. 522 NE 78 Street.
Corner of NW 103 St.
Beautiful two bedrooms. $700
monthly. $1000 to move in.
Gated, security, tiled floors,
central air. 786-402-0672
N. DADE Section 8 OKI
One and two bdrms. Move in
special! 786-488-5225
Newly remodeled one and
two bedroom apartments.
Air, internet, alarm system.
Section 8 welcome! $600-
Call 786-329-9319
1907 NW 2 Court
Nice two bedrooms, air
condition, appliances. Free
HOT water in quiet fenced in
community, $470 monthly,
plus $200 deposit. 305-665-
4938 or 305-498-8811


10350 SW 220 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
central air. $750 a month.
19453 NW 30 Court
Three bedroom, one
bath. 305-625-3708
19620 NW 29 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air. $1300 monthly.
2851 NW 196 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air. $1200 a month.
50 NW 166 Street
North Miami Beach
New four bedrooms, two
baths. Rent $1500. Section 8
OK. 305-528-9964
South Miami
Four bedroom, two bath, near
metrorail, bus, schools and
hospitals. $1100. Section 8
OK Call Chris 305-776-6004
or Mrs. Scott 305-665-6221.
South Miami
Two bedroom, one bath,
near metrorail, bus, schools
and hospitals. $850. Section
8 OK Call Chris 305-776-
6004 or Mrs. Scott 305-665-


1023 NW 47 Street
Efficiency, one bath.
$575 Appliances, free
electric, water.
1079 NW 100 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, fenced, $900 mthly,
first, last, security. Call
1082 NW 55 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $650.
Appliances. Free water.

11254 NW 22 Avenue
Three bedrooms, large.
$975. 786-306-4839

1158 NW 64 Street
Two bdrms. one bath, first,
and security. 305-244-6845
1226 NW 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. $450.

1226 Sesame Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
air. $800 monthly, first, last
and security. 954-770-5952
1287 NW 56 Street
Two bedroom, one bath,
$1200 move in, Section 8
welcome. 305-758-7022
Frank Cooper Real Estate
1324 NW 58 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two bath,
$1400 monthly. Section 8 OK.
1376 NW 35 Street
Beautiful two bedrooms, one
bath with central air. Brand
new appliances. One block
to bus and metro. Section 8
welcome. $975 monthly.
1542 NW 35 Street
Newly renovated two
bdrms, central air, duplexes,
townhouses, $850 monthly.
1815 NW 41 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, air.
$850 monthly. $2200 to move
in. Section 8 Welcome.
21301 NW 37 Avenue
Two bedrooms. Remodeled.
$895. 786-306-4839
2257 NW 82 Street
Two bedrooms, one
bath $725. Appliances,
free water.

2273 NW 65 Street Rear
One bdrm. $625
2452 NW 44 Street
Two bedrooms, air. $695
monthly. 786-877-5358

255 NE 58 Terrace
One bdrm, one bath.
$550. 305-642-7080
2652 E Superior Street
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1300 monthly. This week
special $1000 deposit.
Section 8 OK. 305-757-3709
2760 NW 47 Street
Two bdrms, appliances, air,
free water. 786-426-6263
3075 NW 92 Street
Two bathroom, one bath,
washer/dryer hookup,
parking, available for
immediate occupancies.
First, last, security. 305-624-
2336 or
3189 NW 59 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
remodeled. Call Marie ,
338 NW 59 Street
Huge one bedroom, one bath,
central air. $700. Section 8
3503 NW 8 Avenue
Two bedroom, one bath, tile,
air, Section 8 preferred.
4107 NW 7 Avenue
Big one bedroom, air,
appliances. $575 mthly. $875
move in. 305-322-8966
4436 NW 23 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 Welcome!
Call 786-251-2591
4625 NW 15 Avenue #A
Two bedrooms, one bath,
air, $950 monthly. Section
8 perferred. 305-490-9284
4711 NW15 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. $625.
Free water. 305-642-7080
5510 NW 1 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
bars, fenced yard, central air.
$800 monthly. 305-298-5773
647 NW 65 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1500 monthly, $1000 special
deposit. Section 8 OK.
7820 NE 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath.
$775. Appliances,
free water.

8180 NW 23 Avenue
Four bedrooms, two baths;
two bedrooms, one bath. All
with central air.
Call 786-306-2946
8451 NW 19 Avenue
One bedroom, water, air, tile,
bars, fenced, $700 monthly.
Terry Dellerson, Realtor
Section 8 Welcome
86 Street NE 2 Ave.
One and Two bdrms. Section
8 OK. Call 305-754-7776
92 NE 59 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$900 monthly. Section 8 OK.
928 NW 55 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath.
$600. Free Water.

96 Street NW 5 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
$900 monthly. 954-430-0849

9626 NW 8 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1350 monthly. This week
special $1000 deposit.
Section 8 OK 305-757-3709


100 NW 14 Street
Newly renovated, private
bath and kitchen, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN). 24
hour security camera, $185
wkly, $650 mthly
1522 NE 149 Street
Newly renovated,
utilizes included. $550
monthly. $300 security.

1814 NW 2 Court
Efficiency, one bath.
Appliances, free water and
electric. $350 monthly.

2571 E. Superior St.
$575 moves you in.
2915 NW 156 Street
Private entrance, free
cable. $165 weekly, $600
move in. 305-624-3966
3143 NW 53 Street
Starting at $425 monthly.
First, last and security.
3150 NW 97 Street, Rear
Large bedroom cottage with
kitchen and bath. Nice, clean,
unfurnished. 305-691-6958
Everything included. $700
Move in. $135 weekly.

Furnished Rooms

1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
1368 NW 70 Street
$500 mthly, washer and
dryer, kitchen access,
air, cable available.
Call 305-691-0458

15810 NW 38 Place
$85 weekly. Free utilities,
bath, kitchen, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-691-3486
1722 NW 77 Street
$110 weekly,new carpet,
1761 NW 84 Street
Private entrance, cable. $450
monthly. 305-244-4928
1775 NW 151 Street
Fully furnished, refrigerator,
microwave, cable, air and
heat. Two locations.
Call 954-678-8996
1823 NW 68 Terrance
One week free rent! Clean
rooms, includes air, cable,
water, electricity and use of
kitchen. $115 weekly. $230
move in. 786-286-7455 or
2810 NW 212 Terrace
Nice rooms. $125 weekly.
Call 786-295-2580
2169 NW49 St ROOM
Air, Cable, $99 weekly
3633 NW 194 Terrace
Free utilities, $135 weekly,
$270 move in. 305-622-9135
6601 NW 24 Court
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728.
Room in nice home for
rent. 305-527-6010
Air, tile, free utilities,
television, cable, internet,
washer/dryer, kitchen access.
One person. No smoke/
drugs. $75 weekly. 305-829-
Cable TV, kitchen privileges,
private bath. 305-962-8157
Nice, clean, large room.
Share whole house and yard.
Very quiet neighborhood, air.
$125 weekly, $250 to move
in. 305-691-5582
62 Street NW First Avenue
$450 monthly. $700 move
in. Call 305-989-8824
Rooms, with home privileges.
Prices range from $90 to
$125 weekly. 305-696-2451
2170 Washington Avenue
Clean rooms, $110
weekly, $476 monthly.
8013 NW 10 Court
Central air, new bathrooms
and kitchen, security gates
$125 -$150 weekly. Call
Kevin 786-908-3872
Appointment Only!
Best rooms $180 biweekly
plus Security $50, fully
loaded with cable, near bus
line, grocery store across the





11133 NW 15 Court
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$950 monthly. First, last,
security. 305-962-2666
11375 NW 10 Avenue
Four bdrm, three bath
133 St. and NW 18Ave
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Call 305-754-7776
1527 NW 100 Street
Five bedrooms, two baths.
$1500 monthly. Section 8 OK.
15300 NW 32 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two bath,
$1,250, den, fenced, air,
tile, bars, NO Section 8,
Terry Dellerson Realtor
1551 NW 154 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
$1050 Monthly. Section 8 OK.
15930 NW 17 Place
Three bedroom, one bath,
central air, washer/dryer
connection. $1100 monthly.
1723 NW 68 Terrace
Miami Two bedrooms,
one bath, $750 monthly.
Call 305-267-9449
1851 NW 67 Street
Four bedroom, two bath,
$1075. 305-642-7080
18715 NW 45 Avenue
Section 8 OK. Three
bedrooms, one bath, central
air, tile floors. A beauty. Call
Joe 954-849-6793
288 NW 51 Street
Three bedrooms, two
baths, $900 monthly.
All Appliances included.
Free 19" LCD TV.
Call Joel 786-355-7578

7 NE 59 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one
bath. $995. Appliances, .
free water.

97 NW 27 Street
AVE & 27 ST
Three bdrms, one bath
house. $900 monthly.
All appliances included.
Free 19" LCD T.V.
Call Joel 786-355-7578

Three bedrooms, one bath.
$2500 move in, $1250
monthly.Call 305-467-8784
Three bedrooms, two bath.
Section 8 welcome. Move
in ready Decemer 31. Call
after 5 p.m. 305-625-2918
Miami Gardens Area
Spacious. Three bedrooms,
two baths, living room
furniture, plasma TV included.
Section 8 Welcome.

1740 NW 75 Street
Two bedrooms, new roof.
Only $22,000. 305-949-3870
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C & F Decorating Services
Painting, Fencing,
Flooring, 305-757-4840.
General Home Repairs
Plumbing, electrical, roof,
washer, air, 786-273-1130
No service charge with repair.
All makes and models central
air, a/c units and big screen
TV's. Call 305-469-0835,
10947 NW 27 Ave.
Shingles, roofing, and leak
repairs. Call 305-491-4515

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The Miami Times, the premier Black newspaper in
the Southeast is looking for a full-time news report-
er. Experience is a must as is the ability to hit the
ground running. As a weekly newspaper, our focus
is local news. Candidate should therefore be familiar
with the political, educational and business issues
that constitute South Florida in particular and the
State in general.

We are a family-owned, award-winning publication
with a small but dedicated staff. Hours can be long
but the rewards are many.

If interested, contact the senior editor, D. Kevin Mc-
Neir (, and include
a letter of inquiry, three writing samples, a resume
and salary history. For additional questions, you may
write or call the editor at 305-694-6216.

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Dolphins still in play-off mix

What a topsy-turvy season it has
been for South Florida football fans.
First, the Miami Dolphins found
themselves mired in controversy
all week over Coach Sporano's de-
cision to sit his young quarterback
Chad Henne in favor of the .old re-
liable, smart QB Chad Penning-
ton. Reactions were mixed but it
appeared that the present regime,
sensing trouble, wanted a win and
were unwilling to put up with the
growing pains that usually come
with grooming a young quarter-
back. Funny thing though the
oft-injured Pennington lasted all
of two in Sundays game against
the Tennessee Titans before being
knocked out of the game with, alas,
another season-ending injury. In
steps Henne who was soon on his
way to a pretty decent afternoon
until disaster struck. With Miami
ahead 20-17 and just over a min-
ute to play in the third quarter, the
Titans pass rush got to Henne and
crushed him. Fans and coaches
alike agonized for several long min-
utes until Henne got up, walking off
the field under his own p9wer.
The Dolphins weren't sure about
Henne's status but under NFL

rules, had QB # 3 Tyler Thigpen
entered the game before the fourth
quarter, numbers one and two can-
not return. So the Fins bet on the
the wildcat, letting him remain in
the game. Thigpen's number was
called in the fourth and fans ex-
pected the worst. But instead we
were pleasantly surprised. Moving
down the field, completing passes
avoiding tackles, Thigpen fired a
9-yard touchdown strike to Fasano
to seal the game.
Meet the newest hometown hero
- one who may have what it takes
to drive this baby home the rest of
the way and give him credit, he was
ready. With both Chads out, most
likely for the season, fans eager to
see what Thigpen has to offer will
get their chance beginning this
It's a Thursday night game
against the Chicago Bears (6-3)
and all is not lost the Fins at 5-4
are still in the playoff mix. Thigpen
knows how to find Brandon Mar-
shall so maybe Henning will allow
this guy to take some shots down
the field, and the big play will make
a much-needed return to this Dol-
phin offense.

How much are college athletes worth?

continued from 9D

university may not hear too many
protests from alumni. The extra
money could help pay for the up-
grade of the stadium, say, or the
expansion of a practice facility.
There are other nonmonetary
gains from Newton's fame. He could
make it easier for his coaches to at-
tract new players. The school may
also see a temporary jump in the

number of student applications.
And while many academic studies
dismiss the long-term relationship
between winning sports teams and
alumni giving, Auburn's booster
clubs could see a short-term blip in
Of course, if the N.C.A.A. deter-
mines that Newton is ineligible to
play, the party might come to an
abrupt halt. But for now, his suc-
cess could echo at Auburn for some

By 0. Kevin McNeir, Editor

Who said high school football isn't
exciting? Certainly not diehard fans
here in Miami where an estimated 6,000
showed up at Traz Powell Stadium on
Friday to witness Northwestern spank-
ing of the Jackson Generals, 28-19. The
Bulls' star quarterback, Teddy Bridge-
water, was back from an injury that has
sidelined him for almost a month. And
he came to play completing 19 of 25
passes for 185 yards and throwing two
touchdowns to the always-reliable Am-
ari Cooper. The Northwestern Bulls (8-
2) will get a rematch against Columbus
High (10-0), who defeated them earlier
this season, in a Region 4-6A quarterfi-
nal slugfest at Tropical Park on Thurs-

In their regular-season finale, Telly
Lockette's Rockets (9-1) played stellar
defense on their way to a shutout victory
over Booker T. Washington (8-2), 17-0.
It was a rare blank for the Tornadoes
and comes at a bad time as they must
now ready themselves for the playoffs.
Turnovers hurt Washington early in the
game and they were unable to recover.
Central takes on Miami High at Traz
Powell while Washington will look to re-
bound against Norland at Curtis Park.
Both games kickoff at 7:30 p.m. on Fri-
day. It's playoff time anything is pos-


-Photos by Donnalyn Anthony
Northwestern's Clinton Taylor (10) and Dominique Rhymes (15) ready them-
selves for another offensive play.

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Washington's QB Jeremiah Hay and his fellow Tornadoes were stymied by a
ferocious Central defense.

Bethune-Cookman stuns Grambling to take over number one

There is a new No. 1 atop the Box- media and coaches
polls for the fourth time this year.
With Grambling State's stunning 41-
34 overtime loss to Texas Southern
and by virtue of Bethune-Cookman
defeating Howard, the Wildcats be-
come the new #1 this week. As ex-
pected the top five shifted a bit as
The only other undefeated team in
Black College football, Albany State
(10-0), is second followed by the
South Carolina State Bulldogs (8-2)
at #3. Grambling dropped from the

top spot to #4 while Texas Southern
moved all the way up from #9 to # 5.
Some big match-up's take place
this week as our Game of the Week
features Florida A&M and Bethune-
Cookman in the Florida Classic on
Saturday in a nationally-televised
showdown. If Bethune-Cookman
wins the Wildcats win the MEAC out-
right. If Florida A&M wins and South
Carolina State loses to North Caro-
lina A&T, then Florida A&M wins
the MEAC. If Florida A&M wins and
South Carolina State wins, then all
three will share the MEAC crown.

The Miami Dolphins Foundation and Sun Life Financial recognize the importance of giving stars on the rise a little boost
This is why we are donating over $250,000 to education initiatives in South Florida, and are proud to support the Sun Life

Rising Star Awards Program's promise to provide over a million dollars to help at-risk students continue their education.

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H-BCU Media.-Top 10'Poll
(Records through November 15th)
SchoolWL Pts LW
I.,Bethune-Cookman 10-0
2. Albany State W10-0
3. South Carolina State 8-2
4. Grambling State 8-2
5. Texas Southern 73
6. Tuskegee 8-2
7. Morehouse B-2
8. Shaw 9-2
9. Jackson State 7-3
10. Florida A&M 7-3

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Making This Right


Environmental Restoration
Health and Safety

For information visit:

"Now Gulf seafood is coming back on the menu, so come on down, we're open-for business."
Bryan Zar
Co-owner, Restaurant des Families
Crown Point, LA

I grew up bussing tables at this restaurant. Last year, my wife, Brooke, and I bought it. We
were working hard to build a business, then the spill hit. BP said they would try to make
things right. But how was an energy company going to help our restaurant?

Keeping Businesses Open
We figured they would tell us to take a number and wait in line. Instead, they asked us if
we could serve food to the workers, engineers, scientists, and local residents they had
hired to cleanup the spill. It kept us busy round the clock. And we weren't the only ones.
They hired a lot of local businesses and kept a lot of people working. They have kept
businesses up and down the Gulf open and it's still making a difference.

Open for Business
BP asked us to share our story with you to keep you informed. Our restaurant's open six
days a week. Customers are filling our restaurant again and we think it's a good time to
come down to the. Gulf Coast. And if we could make just one request, please think of us
when planning your next vacation. We're still here and while it's been tough, we are still
cooking. And we are just one of the hundreds of great places ready to welcome you when
you come down. So don't wait. We're looking forward to seeing you.

For assistance, please call:
To report impacted wildlife: (866) 557-1401
To report oil on the shoreline: (866) 448-5816
To make spill-related claims: (800) 440-0858


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