The Miami times.
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028321/00953
 Material Information
Title: The Miami times.
Uniform Title: Miami times
Physical Description: v.
Language: English
Creator: Miami times
Publisher: The Magic Printery,
The Magic Printery
Creation Date: October 5, 2011
Subjects / Keywords: African Americans -- Newspapers. -- Florida
Newspapers. -- Miami (Fla.)
Newspapers. -- Miami-Dade County (Fla.)
Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dade -- Miami
Coordinates: 25.787676 x -80.224145 ( Place of Publication )
General Note: "Florida's favorite Colored weekly."
General Note: "Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis."
General Note: Editor: H.F. Sigismund Reeves, <Jan. 6, 1967-Dec. 27, 1968>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 25, no. 8 (Oct. 23, 1948).
General Note: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: Also available by subscription via the World Wide Web.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358015
notis - ABZ6315
oclc - 02264129
isbn - 0739-0319
System ID: UF00028321:00953

Full Text

*****************SCH 3-DIGIT 326
S9 P1
PO BOX 117007

Tempora Mutantur Et Nos Mutamur In Illis

VOLUME 89 NUMBER 6 MIAMI, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 5-11, 2011 50 cents

Will new Scott-Carver community i

spur needed economic growth?

Revitalized Scott-Carver homes AM
preparefor new residents

By D. Kevin McNeir Hope VI Revta ati
kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com Dmnntrm Ph~ 2 :

Depending on who you ask, the Scott-Carver/
HOPE VI project has caused a lot of frustration and
anger for many of Liberty City's Black residents.
Hundreds of tenants were forced to leave their
homes and relocate to other parts of the city with no
clear indication as to when they might be able to re-
turn if at all. Some were relocated to other public
housing or homeownership units while others opted
for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.
Now, some 10-plus years since Miami-Dade Coun-
ty was awarded a U.S. Housing and Urban Develop-
ment [US HUD] HOPE VI Revitalization Grant for
$35 million to revitalize the Scott and Carver
Please turn to SCOTT-CARVER 10A

Does racism lead to Black executions? 9

By D. Kevin McNeir

When Troy Davis, 42, was put to death by le-
thal injection in Georgia on Tuesday, Sept. 21st,
it continued what has become both national and
international outcry and criticism of the way the
U.S. doles out justice. Whether one supports or
opposes the death penalty, statistics bare out the
fact that when victims are white the perpetrator
of the crime is almost guaranteed of being sen-
tenced to death. Alternatively when Black victims

White Defefda:O.'"l -k 'ict. "
Black Defendant/White Victim 255

are involved the chances of the death penalty be-
ing invoked are greatly reduced. Some question
whether this disparity illustrates how much race
and therefore racism impact this country's sys-
tem of justice.
"The execution of Troy Davis is a grave injus-

tice and example of moral injustice," said the
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., 69, who met with Da-
vis several times before his death and says he is
convinced, like Bisnop Desmond Tutu and former
President Jimmy Carter, that abundant doubts
existed as to Davis's guilt. "There is something
toxic in the wind. His death, offered on the winds
of politics, will only be a false relief."
Richard Dieter, an attorney and executive di-
rector of the Death Penalty Information Center in
Washington, D.C., said the disparities revealed
Please turn to EXECUTION 10A

Governor Scott's new drug

policy proves ineffective

Only two percent of benefit
recipients test positive

Arts Center opens in South Dade
LIGHTS, CAMERAS, ACTION: A sparkling new, $51 million performing arts venue opened last Saturday
in Cutler Bay, with speeches, dancers, singing and a performance. The grand opening marks the debut of affordable,
high quality arts to the South Dade community through its new Cultural Arts Center. County Commissioner Dennis
C. Moss and State Senator Larcenia Bullard were two of the leading politicians that secured funding for the project.
.. . .. . 0 .. . .. . 0 .........................o oo o e eo

By Randy Grice

In May, Rick Scott, Flori-
da governor, signed into law
legislation that requires
all Floridians applying for
cash aid through the state
to complete a drug test. Ini-
tially, the legislation got the
green light from an esti-
mated 71 percent of Florid-
ians, including 90 percent
of Republicans. In August,
studies proved that only
two percent of applicants
tested have had positive re-
sults for drugs. The testing
runs each candidate about

$30. Eligible candidates
who pass the drug test
and have their test money
refunded, are then able to
collect their benefits. Eli-
gible candidates that fail
the drug test and do not
have their test money re-
funded, are considered to
be ineligible to collect ben-
efits for at least another 12
months. Scott first argued
that the savings of with-
holding benefits for drug
users would more than pay
for the cost of the drug test-
ing program. But with only
two percent of the appli-
cants tested so far having


'E~~:~~lk~R ~ I."

Florida Governor
tested positive for drugs,
far less than the national
average drug use rate, the
governor's ballyhooed sav-
ings promise is unlikely
Please turn to SCOTT 10A

Former City auditor receives severance pay
By Randy Grice was not renewed ear- ever separate from the
rgrice@miamitimesonline.com lier this year. Despite City. Three weeks ago
various speculations, Igwe was still at odds
Former City of Miami audi- the specifics as to why p K with the City and had
tor Victor Igwe, 59, who was Igwe was released from '' threatened to take the
terminated from his post of the City at the end of dispute to court over
12 years with little to no ex- his contract, and not [ the money he felt he
planation, will now be able renewed, still remain IGWE was owed. Now with
to collect his more than unclear, this recent turn of
$250,000 in severance pay Julie Bru, city attorney, events, Igwe stands to collect
from the City. The City of Mi- said after reviewing Igwe's $263,255, once the city man-
ami attorney's office has re- contract, that there was ager and finance department
considered its original deci- nothing in his latest signed complete the appropriate pa-
sion and has agreed to grant contract of 2007 which stip- perwork. The City of Miami
compensation due to the long- ulated he would not receive has yet to hire a new perma-
time auditor whose contract severance pay should he nent auditor.

Frances Reeves Chambers dies at 89
Frances Reeves Jollivette "l grand children.
Chambers, 89, died at her Memorial rememberanc-
home on Monday after a es, litiny and visitation will
lengthy illness. be held on Thursday, Oct.
The pioneer educator 6 at 6:30 p.m. The funeral
who spent 37 years in the will be Friday, Oct. 7 at 10
Miami-Dade County Pub- a.m. All of the services will
lic School system is the be held at The Episcopal
last remaining sister of Church of Incarnation.
The Miami Times Publisher Frances Reeves Jollivette
Emeritus Garth C. Reeves, 4 Chambers, warmly known
Sr. Other survivors in- as Fran, was born on
clude: daughters, Regina Please turn to CHAMBERS 8A

Jollivette Frazier and Cleo
L. Jollivette; son, Cyrus
M. Jollivette; four grand-
children; and three great-

"" 11111

8 90158 00100 a

New emphasis
on girls mentoring

. .... .... .... .... ..0.... .... .... .... .... ... .... .... .... .... 0....... ..

lIII Iij Ig i IIII-1 .".. W'::' :: -",. 4 -...,-T, I'-







Will trend towards charter

schools hurt public education?
he recent growth of and surging populations in
charter schools in Miami-Dade and Broward coun-
ties can be attributed to the increased number of
Black parents who are looking for better options for their
children's education. Blacks are simply fed up with schools
that do more policing than teaching. They want their chil-
dren prepared for the future that means more empha-
sis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Most of all, they are tired of seeing their children score
at the bottom of standardized tests, allowing the achieve-
ment gap to continue to widen between Black and white
The question is whether charter school are really the an-
swer to their dilemma. About 2.5 percent of the nation's
students attend charters a threefold increase over the
past seven years. In Miami-Dade County there are now
109 charter schools; there are 68 in Broward. But as the
numbers rise at these schools, enrollment figures contin-
ue to plummet at public schools in both counties. As one
principal noted, contrary to popular belief, the students
who often attend charter schools are children with aca-
demic challenges. That would suggest that keeping stu-
dent populations small is imperative to the success of most
charter schools. However, with the current trend, those
numbers will not remain small for long. And given the fact
that charters are managed privately, can receive additional
donations and are exempt from some rules that apply to
public schools, it's clear that one of the motivating factors
will always be enrollment numbers.
The reality remains that while parents are shopping
around for a better school for their children, they may
wind up switching from one ineffective school system to
another. The data appears to be inconclusive as to which
form of public school education is most effective for Black
students. One thing that is certain is that charters tend to
be more racially segregated. Nationally, 70 percent of Black
charter students attend schools where at least 90 percent
of the students are minorities that's double the figure
for traditional public schools. Charters, again based on na-
tional statistics, also tend to serve fewer disabled students,
fewer English learners and tend to have students who ei-
ther represent high-income or Ilow-income families.
These are all serious issues to consider before jumping
on the charter school bandwagon. Perhaps before we rush
to follow today's trend, we may want to consider getting
more involved in our own community public schools and
demanding that our children get services and academic
opportunities equal to those in predominantly-white com-
munities. After all, they are our schools and part of our
history. Let's not abandon them.

Overtime pay may be the

City of Miami's achilles heel
C ity of Miami administrators are beginning to
realize that there is a cost that comes when
more employees are cut from crucial services
positions while hiring stagnates or stops all together -
more employees must take on additional shifts. That
may sound good if you are a 9/11 operator, a police
officer or even a bus driver. Sure, employees may be
less responsive in cases of emergencies due to fatigue
but many of us know that for a few more dollars we
will work some overtime whenever we get the chance,
sipping on coffee or popping No Doze tablets to remain
But for those positions, like policemen, firefighters,
9/11 operators and even bus drivers, where adminis-
trators must fill 24-hour shifts, overtime pay is threat-
ening to shut the City of Miami down. Are we being
over dramatic? Not according to City Manager Johnny
Martinez who estimates that the police department
alone will spend $6.2 million in overtime this year -
more than twice the budgeted amount.
We understand that turnover combined with the
reluctancy by administrators to fill empty positions,
make overtime essential in order to maintain a modi-
cum of needed services. But clearly something has to
give. While union leaders argue for raises and hefty
benefit packages, city and county leaders counter that
they must cut more employees to remain within budget
or to close budget shortfalls. Either way, it looks like
everyone is going to have to give in order to avoid dra-
matic reductions in employee numbers. Somehow our
leaders must come to terms with the fact that paying
outrageous amounts in overtime pay, even to maintain
essential services, is a policy that is doomed for failure.

The Miami Times welcomes and encourages letters on its editorial
commentaries as well as all other material in the newspaper. Such
feedback makes for a healthy dialogue among our readership and
the community. Letters must, however, be 150 words or less, brief
and to the point, and may be edited for grammar, style and clar-
ity. All letters must be signed and must include the name, address
and telephone number of the writer for purposes of confirming au-
thorship. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, The Miami Times, 900
N.W. 54th Street, Miami, FL 33127, or fax them to 305-757-5770;
Email: kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com.

(ISSN 0739-0319)
Published Weekly at 900 NW 54th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127-1818
Post Office Box 270200
Buena Vista Station, Miami, Florida 33127
Phone 305-694-6210
H.E. SIGISMUND REEVES, Fourder, 1923-1968
GARTH C. REEVES, JR., Editor. 1972-1982
GARTH C. REEVES, SR., Publisner Emeritus
RACHEL J. REEVES. Publisher and Chairman

President Barack Obama
has seen better days. But
it would be a mistake to
conclude that he can't win
re-election, despite his dis-
mal poll numbers. At the
moment, he is quickly dis-
covering that for every for-
eign and domestic policy is-
sue, there can be a political
consequence. In the Mid-
dle East, he seeks to craft
a policy fair to both sides,
but that leads to attacks
at home that he has aban-
doned Israel. He tries to
act responsibly and reduce
the federal budget deficit,
but that looks like "selling
out" to many who are in his
Democratic base and still
reeling from the recession.
His core political problem,
however, results from fail-
ure to establish himself as a
strong leader, one willing to
fight aggressively for what's
best for the country rather

Member of National Newspaper Publisher Association
Member of the Newspaper Association of America
Subscription Rates: One Year $45.00 Six Months $30.00 Foreign $60.00
7 percent sales tax for Florida residents
Periodicals Postage Paid at Miami, Florida
Postmaster: Send address changes to The Miami Times, P.O. Box 270200
Buena Vista Station, Miami, FL 33127-0200 305-694-6210

The Black Press believes that America can best lead the
world from racial and national antagonism when it accords to
every person, regardless of race, creed or color, his or her
human and legal rights Hating no person, fearing no person,
the Black Press strives to help every person in the firm belief
that all persons are nurt as long as anyone is held back.

Audit Bureau of Circulations
o kne a
SK o r.r
L01 n 0, 0

merce and Democratic Na-
tional Committee chairman
who led the party's rebirth
that resulted in Bill Clin-
ton's presidential victory
in 1992. Alvin Brown was
seen as more of a centrist
than a liberal. He opposed
tax increases and gained
key financial support from
leading Republican fund-
raisers. Most important, Al-
vin Brown was able to gain
support from whites while
aggressively energizing a
base of Blacks. In fact, one
of the campaign's strategies
was to significantly increase
the Black turnout, which it
accomplished. Brown also
gave voters reasons to like
As unusual as it may
sound, perhaps Obama
could learn a few lessons
about politics and person-
ality from the new mayor of

than taking his scholarly,
deliberate approach. What
Americans want is not nec-
essarily a president who is
always right but someone
who stands and fights for
Republicans shouldn't

vin Brown became the city's
first Black mayor by defeat-
ing a Tea Party candidate
last May. Brown was the
first Democrat in 20 years
to sit in the Jacksonville
mayor's office. One can only
conclude that extremist po-

AIvin Brown was seen as more of a centrist than a lib-
eral. He opposed tax increases and gained key financial
support from leading Republican fundraisers.

start victory celebrations
just yet. Election results
in Jacksonville this spring
may have been overlooked
in Washington but may be a
good barometer for the na-
tional electorate. Jackson-
ville, Florida's largest city,
is in a conservative region
that traditionally tilts heav-
ily toward the GOP. Yet Al-

sitions promoted by the Tea
Party were too outrageous
for even Jacksonville's con-
servative electorate.
In his campaign, Brown
also won by displaying
savvy political skills. These
are traits that he sure-
ly learned as a close ally
of Ronald H. Brown, the
former secretary of com-


Is Obama making best decision in treatment
Saying "It's time to end the estinians. It was U.S. bias to- Peace Prize-winning prede- lost most of th
suffering and plight of mil- ward Israel that caused Pal- cessor, Dr. Ralph Bunche, Blacks should
lions of Palestinians," Presi- estinians to go to the UN in did ground-work that es- of Obama on !1
dent Mahmoud Abbas for- the first place. Had Obama tablished the Israeli state in most every stat
mally requested the United played "honest broker" that 1948. It was Bunche's and made at the U
Nations admit Palestine as a many expected after his the UN's intention that Pal- the Israelis-Pal
member state of that world Cairo speech, the Palestin- estine be made into a place slanted. Over
body. While in New York. ians would have stuck with of refuge for Jews treated the U.S. has

Abbas was given a stand-
ing ovation from the gener-
al assembly at the same
time in the Palestinian Ter-
ritories, young activists were
burning pictures of Presi-
dent Barack Obama.
Obama raised the ire of the
world when he pledged to
veto the Palestinians' state-
hood request in his address
to the General Assembly. Is
the way Obama dealt with
the Palestinians fair, correct
or honorable? Most Blacks
know that U.S. politicians
and policies have never been
"even-handed" with the Pal-

The Palestinian-Israeli problem has evaded solution since
Obama's Black Nobel Peace Prize-winning predecessor,
Dr. Ralph Bunche, did ground-work that established the
Israeli state in 1948.

bilateral negotiations. Once
he abandoned pretenses of
neutrality, the Palestinians
had little choice but to find
another venue to resolve its
The Palestinian-Israeli
problem has evaded solution
since Obama's Black Nobel

poorly during World War II,
as well as a place for Ar-
abs. However, when Pales-
tine was made into a coun-
try known as "Israel" for the
Jews, conflicts began, and
from the wars that occurred,
Israel obtained more land
and the Palestinian-Arabs

d expect more
this issue. Al-
;ement Obama
JN concerning
lestinians was
the decades,
made Israel

the largest total recipient
of direct U.S. economic and
military assistance. Israel
receives about $3 billion in
direct foreign assistance
each year one-fifth of
the U.S.'s entire foreign aid
budget. And Obama's per-
formance before the world
body put the nail in the cof-
fin of our country's status as
a neutral nation. Different
from Black voters willing to
forgive him, few across the
world are expected to forgive
Obama for the way he threw
the helpless Palestinians
under the bus at the UN.


Blacks shouldn't condone corporate predators

What would you do if a
Black celebrity came into
your radio station speaking
on an issue that was progres-
sive, productive and support-
ive of the Black community?
In Delaware at WJKS Kiss
101.7, the Black man in ques-
tion, singer/actor Tyrese, was
allegedly thrown out of the
station after he spoke on the
air about the liquor stores in
urban neighborhoods. Tyrese
had appeared on the station
to promote his new album,
and then spoke about how
liquor stores should not be
near schools. He added that
Blacks should put pressure
on businesses that promote
the sale of alcohol so close to
schools. That's the point when
the station manager allegedly
came to tell Tyrese to leave
the building. His argument?
Tyrese was "disrespecting"
the Delaware community.
I wouldn't be surprised if
WJKS ended the Tyrese in-

terview by playing a long list
of songs about scantily-clad
women, prostitutes, drug
dealers and Black men being
killed in drive-by shootings.
As the church lady on Sat-
urday Night Live might say,
"How Conveeeeeenient."

to corporate America, which
makes money by keeping us
high, drunk and looking for
the next party. Had Tyrese
shown up to the radio station
half-drunk, with a mouth full
of gold teeth and asking for
a drink, he likely would have

he problem that was faced by Tyrese is common
throughout the U.S. While -many suburban communities
have no trouble establishing ordinances to keep liquor
stores out of their communities, it can often be difficult to get the
same opportunities for Black neighborhoods.

All jokes to the side, radio
stations like WJKS should
be boycotted by all of Black
America. We should not toler-
ate living in a society where
Black men are rewarded for
celebrating ignorance and
punished for making intel-
ligent and empowered state-
ments. In fact, some would
say that an intelligent Black
man is the greatest enemy

been a hit on the station and
invited back for an encore.
Money cannot be the sole
justification for almost any
activity that takes place in our
community during slavery,
others sold us, and now, we
simply love to sell ourselves.
The problem that was
faced by Tyrese is common
throughout the U.S. While
many suburban communities

have no trouble '~taT ish-
ing ordinances to keep liquor
stores out of their communi-
ties, it can often be difficult
to get the same opportunities
for Black neighborhoods. One
only needs to see the impact
of drugs, alcohol and vio-
lence up close to realize just
how devastating liquor stores
and gun shops have been to
the Black community. What's
most interesting is that many
of these communities are
run by Black elected officials
who've been paid to remain
silent about the presence of
these atrocious corporate
predators. Tyrese should be
commended for his actions.
Unfortunately, too many fa-
mous Black men are enslaved
by the corporate machine and
made to believe that igno-
rance is the key to success. A
new day has arrived in Black
America and some things we
simply can no longer con-



Obama could learn from Jacksonville's













Which school offers the

best education for Blacks?

Unemployed, Liberty City

I think pub-
lic schools
are better for
the education
of Black stu- ,
dents. I had
my daughter .
in a charter ".
school and
actually my daughter dumbed
down for those six months she
was there.

Retired, Liberty City

I think public schools are
better because
they offer a4 R
better educa-
tional experi-
ence for stu-

Retired, Miami

schools are
better because -'
all of my kids
went to pub- -.
lic schools '
and they got a
pretty decent

Unemployed, Liberty City

I like char-
ter schools
because there
is a smaller
amount of
children and
the teachers
seem to care
about the students more.

Teacher, Liberty City

I think charter schools might
be a little bet-
ter for Black
children be-
cause they are
smaller and
cater to the
needs of our
Black chil-

Minister, Liberty City

I think pub-
lic schools are
better for us
because pub-
lic schools
give our kids
a better out-
look on life.
In charter
schools they don't really get to
see life how it is.


Corrine Brown sends hate mail to Scott

As Governor Rick Scott moves
forward with his overhaul of
the workforce agency, I'm firm-
ly in favor of the Congresswom-
an Corrine Brown keeping her
team aware of the transition.
Initially, the governor threat-
ened to withhold funding if the
leadership and board members
refused to step down. The story
has changed recently and now
the governor wants to decertify
and replace the current board.
A Governor Scott spokesman,
Brian Burgess said, "The gov-
ernor has. no intention of cut-
ting off funding for workforce
programs. Rather he is insist-
ing that local elected officials
overhaul the agency's board
and staff leadership or he will
act to decertify the local board.
At that point, a new board
would have to be created."
Last week five additional
board members stepped down,
bringing the total number to
resign tol2, including three
top staffers. The group called
the Workforce Investment Con-
sortium includes the Orange
County mayor, and the county
commission chairmen from
Osceola, Lake, Sumter, and

Seminole counties. They are
the legal group, which decides
how the federal funding is dis-
tributed, and Governor Scott
has charged them with the
responsibility to reshape the
workforce's board.
In Congresswoman's Brown
letter she said, "I convened a
meeting with senior leadership
officials at the Department of

only authority in this matter is
to change the board."
Burgess says, "Representa-
tive Brown is trying to come in
and play the role of the hero.
It's like she is trying to throw
a bucket of water on a house
that is not burning."
But I would disagree with
Burgess's statement and his
position in this situation. The

n the last nine months, there appears to be a transparency
issue with our governor. He tends to make quick decisions
with limited information and many times they seem to be

Labor in Washington to make
sure that the important servic-
es this program provides will
continue unabated while the
investigations of the Agency
continue, and was informed
that the funding provided by
the Department of Labor for
local workforce development
programs cannot be Withheld,
sequestered, or distributed to
other entities in the state by
the Governor. The Governor's

Congresswoman is correct and
doing her job by monitoring the
situation with The Department
of Labor. Our governor has a
tendency to make a decision
without understanding the to-
tal legal and political ramifica-
tions of his actions.
In the last week, a Leon
County Circuit Judge Jack-
ie Fulford has struck down
Florida's plans to privatize 29
prisons in South Florida. This

past spring, law mak'eTrs Tiucke
the privatization plan into the
budget language, instead -of
debating it in a separate bill,
making it easier to pass and
win Governor Scott's signa-
In the last nine months,
there appears to be a transpar-
ency issue with our governor.
He tends to make quick deci-
sions with limited information
and many times they seem to
be sneaky. Based on his track
record, his policies and initia-
tives stretch the legal limits,
and could be unconstitutional.
In the letter Representative
Brown also says, "Indeed de-
nying funding for the Orlando
area's Workforce Central Flori-
da Program unfairly punishes
the thousands of Floridians
who benefit from the program."
As the Governor Scot and his
consortium reshape the board
members, hopefully there will
be a more diverse group of
board members. When the ma-
jority of members are CEO's
and Vice President's, it is hard
to understand and make de-
cisions for citizens who don't
have a job.

SKeyes? _
they are very different. Cain's
personality is more likable and
he can prevent turning into
Keyes 2.0 if he avoids sprint-
ing down the road to Republi-
can crazy town where there is a
conspiracy theory around every
Unlike Keyes, Cain is not
so rigid in his positions as to
sound other worldly but Cain's
often sounds like he needs to
study more about our world be-
fore anyone will seriously sup-
port his ability to govern it.
So Cain doesn't necessarily
risk becoming Keyes as much
as he risks becoming the future
CEO of Dominos once the GOP
campaign season is over. If
Cain can avoid repeating Inter-
net based conspiracy theories
on the air and filing lawsuits
based on right wing wishful
thinking, like Keyes (even once
they are repeatedly proven
false), he has a bright future as
a Fox News contributor.

men coming
ded correc-
id you have
cycle of nev-
first part of
ren the sag-

Herman Cain's win iri the
much overhyped Florida straw
poll of only 2,000 very conser-
vative primary voters, was a
signal to the mainstream me-
dia that he is a "serious" can-
didate for the GOP nomination.
With his "9-9-9" tax plan, his
everyday guy "plain speak," and
his southern gospel twang Her-
man Cain, the former CEO of
Godfather's pizza, has become
a GOP favorite among a laun-
dry list of possible presidential
nominees as is now regularly
polling third.
Cain has been in the crowded
field since the beginning, seem-
ing to weather the onslaught
of new GOP favorites with the
support of conservative icons
like Rush Limbaugh who has
described Cain as more "au-
thentically Black" than Presi-
dent Obama.
Cain has proclaimed that
Americans are "over the whole
first African-American presi-


Why won't
Who would have thought
fashion trends would come
from inside the walls of
America's correctional insti-
It's' been nearly two de-
cades now and, sagging is
still a "fashion trend" plagu-
ing the Black community
and there seems to be no end
in sight.
New York state senator
Malcolm Smith started a
'Stop the Sag' campaign to
convince young people that
pants should stay up and
their backsides should be
covered, not hanging in the
While Smith hasn't won
the war against teens and
young adults liberating their
rears from the constraints of
the jeans, at least in his dis-
trict he has seen progress.
It's that progress that keeps
him motivated to help young
Black males realize just how
silly they look, and to think
about the long term impli-
cations that come with sag-
"I don't think a lot of young
people understand that
the style came from pris-
on,'' Smith said. "This also
speaks to how many of our
young people are in the sys-

dent thing" and most recently
made the claim that Black peo-
ple are "brainwashed" into vot-
ing for Democrats.
Cain is constantly on the
precipice of becoming a has
been in the GOP, as losing fa-
vor with Limbaugh indicates,
which means that unless he
turns things around he is in
danger of becoming the second

ily influenced by the Tea Party
and where faces of color are
few and policy positions are ex-
Presently, Cain is the current
Republican party's Black BFF,
while Alan Keyes is somewhat
of a Black conservative pioneer.
Alan Keyes was then Illinois
State Senator Barack Obama's
opponent for the U.S. Senate in

ain and Keyes have similar political views but stylistically
they are very different. Cain's personality is more likable
and he can prevent turning into Keyes 2.0 if he avoids
sprinting down the road to Republican crazy town where there is
a conspiracy theory around every corner.

coming of Alan Keyes.
Alan Keyes and Herman Cain
are both Black and they are
both conservative. Both men
are on the far right of the politi-
cal spectrum in a party which
is moving farther and farther
to the right every day. Both are
Black in a party which is heav-

2004. Keyes' argument against
gay marriage is so original and
over the top he should get some
points for the sheer level of cre-
ative bigotry. Keyes has since
gone as far as to compare mar-
riage equality to slavery.
Cain and Keyes have similar
political views but stylistically

the 'sagging' fad fade away?
tem. The young men who going fad to a long overdue of young Black
come back out of prison are end. In South Carolina a through the jad
used to not wearing the belts man has written a children's tional system ar
and they wear those pants book titled Oliver Vance Pull the formula for a
as a badge of honor for being Up Your Pants! er-ending sagging
in prison." With all this opposition to Maybe the wo
In every American city the lowering of pants, why oh all this is not ev

here's even a literary movement to bring the sagging
fad to a long overdue end. In South Carolina a man has
written a children's book titled Oliver Vance Pull Up Your

you'll find pants inching
lower, exposing more than
anyone would truly like to
see, and forcing older Ameri-
cans to shake their heads in
disapproval and scorn. After
years of fruitless attempts by
parents, community leaders
and mentors to get people to
pull up their pants, the bat-
tle has left the home and en-
tered the legislative halls of
In cities and suburbs all
over the country, laws are
popping up to force people to
pull up their pants or pay the
price. While not every city is
fining people for their color-
ful undergarment exposure,
lots are thinking about it.
There's even a literary
movement to bring the sag-

why does this trend persist?
Add to the mix rappers who
consistently display the im-
age that sagging is the thing
to do, and the high number

going itself, but the age of the
people doing it. When you
see grown men well in their.
30s, 40s and older sagging
their pants, it almost makes
it passable for younger Black
men to do it.
Maybe one day people will
wise up and leave this fad be-
hind, but it doesn't seem like
that day is coming any time
soon. Until then, do us all a
favor: pull up your pants.


Can Cain avoid becoming another Alan


.be I.fiiami TJimes;
On Family Sering Dode and Broword Counils Simc 1923


Jordan Bowl brings
On Saturday, September A large crowd rooted for
24th, County Commissioner both teams while Jordan
Barbara J. Jordan hosted her canvassed the entire football
5th Annual Barbara Jordan field to meet and greet the
Bowl at Lake Stevens Elemen- fans. Various service providers
tary located in District 1. The were also present at the game
annual event pits young Opti- to assist the community with
mist football teams together in helpful information and tips,
matches including six differ- including the South Florida
ent weight classes. The Lake Workforce, Community Action
Stevens Cardinals and the Agency, Generation NeXXt
Opa-locka Panthers were the and Orange Bowl Committee
contenders this year. Youth Sports Magazine. The

area yout,
State Attorney's Office also
provided fingerprinting for
participating youth and their
families. Overnight Success
and Related Urban Develop-
ment Group were sponsors of
the event.
During a break in the game,
Jordan donated $500 to sup-
port both teams. The Beacon
Hill Band performed as well at
the event.
"Community leaders and

residents need to continue to
support youth activities, like
sports and other interests, so
that our children can have
positive and productive influ-
ences in their lives," Jordan
said. "I'm looking forward to
next year's bowl and having
the community rally together
to cheer on these wonderful
young men who exemplify
hard work and sportsman-

GOP takes a serious look at Cain

Why isn't a successful business man

not presidential material?

By Daniel Henninger

You hear the same thing said
about Herman Cain all the
time: Herman Cain has some
really interesting ideas, but ...
I love Herman Cain, but...
But what?
But he can't win.
Why not?
At best, the answer has to do
with that cloudy word "elect-
ability." Or that Mr. Cain has
never held elected political of-
In 2004, Cain ran for the
GOP's U.S. Senate nomination
in Georgia. He lost to Johnny
Isakson. Last weekend, Mr.
Cain ran away with the Flor-
ida straw poll vote, winning
with 37 percent. He torched

both the "Southern" candi-
date, Rick Perry of Texas, who
worked hard to win the vote,
and Mitt Romney, who in 2008
campaigned everywhere in
The time is overdue to plumb
the mystery of Herman Cain's
"interesting, but" candidacy.
Let's start at the top-in the
top-tier candidacy of Mitt
Though he's got the gover-
norship credential, Romney's
emphasis in this campaign
is on his private-sector expe-
rience. It's good, despite the
knock on Bain Capital's busi-
ness model. But measured by
resumes, Herman Cain looks
deeper in terms of working on
the private sector's front lines.

The details of his career path
are worth knowing.
In the late 1970s, Cain was
recruited from Coca-Cola in
Atlanta, his first job in busi-
ness, to work for Pillsbury in
Minneapolis. His rise was rapid
and well-regarded. He joined
the company's restaurant and
foods group in 1978 as director
of business analysis. In the ear-
ly 1980s, Pillsbury sent him to
learn the hamburger business
at a Burger King in Hopkins,
Minn. Then they assigned him,
at age 36, to revive Pillsbury's
stumbling, franchise Burger
King business in the Philadel-
phia region. He succeeded. Ac-
cording to a 1987 account in
the Minneapolis Star Tribune,
Pillsbury's then-president Win
Wallin said: "He was an excel-

lent bet. Herman always seemed
to have his act together."
In 1986, Pillsbury sent the
41-year-old Mr. Cain to turn
around their Godfather's Pizza
business, headquartered in
Omaha. The Herman Cain who
arrived there April 1, sounded
like the same man who roused
voters last Sunday in Florida:
"I'm Herman Cain and this ain't
no April Fool's joke. We are not
dead. Our objective is to prove
to Pillsbury and everyone else
that we will survive."

Pillsbury sold Godfather's to
Cain and some of his manag-
ers in 1988. He ran it until
1996 and served as CEO of
the National Restaurant As-
sociation from 1996-1999.
This June, Cain visited with
the Journal's editors and put
Please turn to CAIN 10A

Federal benefits and

pensions skyrocket

By Dennis Cauchon

Retirement programs for
former federal workers ci-
vilian and "military are
growing so fast they now face
a multitrillion-dollar short-
fall nearly as big as Social
Security's, a USA TODAY
analysis shows.
The, federal government
hasn't set aside money or
created a revenue source
similar to Social Security's
payroll tax to help pay for
the benefits, so the retire-
ment costs must be paid ev-
ery year through taxes and
The government paid a re-
cord $268 billion in pension
and health benefits last year
to 10 million former civil ser-
vants, military personnel
and their dependents, about
$100 billion more thar was
paid a decade earlier after
adjusting for inflation. And
$7 billion more was deposit-
ed into tax-deferred accounts
of current workers.
In addition, the federal gov-
ernment last year made more
than a half-trillion dollars in
future commitments, valued
in 2010 dollars that will cost
far more to pay in coming de-
cades. Added last year:
$107 billion in retirement
benefits accumulated by
,current workers.
$106 billion in new ben-
efits granted to veterans.
More than $300 billion
in the snowballing expense
of previous retirement prom-
ises that have no source of
In all, the government
committed more money to
the 10 million former pub-
lic servants last year than
the $690 billion it paid to 54
million Social Security ben-
The retirement programs

now have a $5.7 trillion un-
funded liability, compared
with a $6.5 trillion shortfall
for Social Security. An un-
funded liability is the differ-
ence between a program's
projected costs and its pro-
jected revenues, both valued
in today's dollars.
USA TODAY's analysis is
the first comprehensive cal-
culation of how much the
government spends on ben-
efits for retired federal work-
ers. The $275 billion paid last
year roughly two-thirds
cash, one-third medical ben-
efits are spread over doz-
ens of overlapping programs
in many departments and
Outgoing Defense Secre-
tary Robert Gates told Con-
gress in June in his final
budget testimony that health
care costs "are eating us (the
Defense Department) alive."
Private employers are le-
gally required to put money
into pension funds to match
retirement promises. Private
pensions have $2.3 trillion
in stocks, bonds, real estate
and other assets. State and
local governments have $3
trillion in retirement funds.
The federal government has
nothing set aside.
Shane Barker, a lobbyist
for the Veterans of Foreign
Wars, says it would be unfair
to cut retirement benefits.
"What draws people into the
armed services? Basically
good retirement and great
health care," he says.
Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn.,
a member of the Armed Ser-
vices Committee, says re-
tirement benefits are an ex-
tremely sensitive issue. "We
have a disconnect between
all these sacred promises
we've made and how they are
not backed up by anything,"
he says.

October is

Breast Cancer

awareness Month

Your Health.Your Life.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

7pm 8pm

North Shore Medical Center

1100 N.W. 95 Street

1 in 8 women \ill I be diagnosed with breast
cancer in their lifetime. Join us for dinner and
get the facts about prevention, early detection,
symptoms and treatment as we celebrate
Breast Cancer Awlareness Month.

Hakan Charles-Harris, MD
Breast Surgeon

a healthy dinner will be served.


Miami, FL 33150



Neo-preppy trend strong in fall fashion for men

By Rod Hagwood

The biggest fashion trends for
men this fall/winter season is
the neo-prep that is to say col-
orful classics interpreted with
an athletic hip-hop swagger.
Picture rap dandies Pharell
Williams, Mos Def, Kanye West
and Andre 3000 and the "Black
Ivy" style that is a sort of mash-
up of collegiate cool and Har-
lem Renaissance with Oxford
pinstripe shirts, cardigans,
slim pants, saddles shoes, bow
ties, throwback kicks, Bebop
eyewear/accessories and bright
florals. Check out the recent
Ebony magazine fashion layout
in the September issue or the
website StreetEtiquette.com to
see what we mean.
For a more casual athletic
hoodie and denim take, look to-
ward David Beckham and Jus-
tin Timberlake, who sometimes
pair their laid-back looks with

How do we

save high

school music


By David Sail

There's an elephant in the room
the band room, anyway. It's no
secret that music education is de-
clining in our schools. According
to the National Endowment for the
Arts, the number of children who
received any kind of arts educa-
tion decreased by more than 21
percent from 1992 through 2008.
Why? A few reasons instru-
ments are expensive, and we're in
a recession. No Child Left Behind
has increased focus on test scores
in "core" subjects. Our state gov-
ernments have slashed funds for
education, making it difficult for
school districts .to keep arts spe-
cialists. These are serious issues
that we need to address as a coun-
try if we- care about the future of
the arts in the U.S.
But there's a more fundamental
reason why music education is in
trouble: the way that music class-
es are taught. In a comic strip by
music advocate Nick Jaworski, a
stick-figure high school princi-
pal best articulates the problem:
"How can I justify spending our
(school's) limited $ on a curricu-
lum that only reaches 20 percent
of high school students?"
This question is at the crux of
the public music education debate
today. The primary reason for the
dwindling number of students is
very likely an ever-increasing dis-
connect between the traditional
band-orchestra-choir conserva-
tory method of teaching largely
geared toward helping students
to become professional musicians
in classical ensembles and the
way that high school students lis-
ten to and experience music today.
There's immense potential out-
side of this teaching method to
help students connect to music on
a visceral level. To see this in ac-
tion, one only needs to look at the
way that Fox's hit show Glee- and
its embrace of pop culture has
led to a dramatic increase of show
choirs in high schools. We need to
update our model of music curric-
ulum in a similar way to meet the
needs of a wider array of students.
A good place to start is with the
recognition of the role that tech-
nology plays in music today. With
a new version of Spotify (an online
streaming music database), stu-
dents have unlimited legal access
to essentially all music, so long as
they have an Internet connection.
GarageBand, Apple's easy-to-use
sound editing software, allows
students to easily compose and
record themselves. Given the ease
with which students can now cre-
ate and listen to music, why is it
that most music students gradu-
ate high school not knowing how
the music that they listen to is
In addition to evolving technol-
ogy, the nation's shifting demo-
graphics are inconsistent with our
traditional views on what types of
music should be performed in pub-
lic schools. If a high school band
isn't playing an arrangement of a
Shostakovich symphony, it's prob-
ably playing something that many
would mistake for one. Consider-

ing that as of 2010, the majority
of American three-year-olds are
not white, why limit our students
to predominantly European music
if we're hoping to attract students
representative of our communities'
shifting racial and ethnic groups?

skinny neckwear and loafers. Winter short: As light and
Here are some other trends flimsy as boxers (a handful of
from the designer men's wear designers even showed a boxy

shows in Milan and Paris:
Neutral tones: With pops of
color in orange, burnt sienna,
red, raspberry, claret and pur-
Boxier shapes: Strong-
shaped jackets and blazers
with sharp shoulders

swimsuit or two for vacations
in warmer climes this winter)
Pleated pants: Trousers are
getting looser and more fluid
and the runways saw pleats
Form-fitting suits: Snug fits
on the body a la Thom Browne

(but not nearly as PeeWee Her-
man-esque) with peaked lapels
and 2-button closures
Amish hats: Actually seen
at Dior Homme, D&G, Vuitton,
Dsquared2 and Lanvin
And for the guys really want-
ing to get a head start on spring
2012, American designers re-
cently showed in New York:
Bold Prints (Custo Barce-

lona, Parke & Ronen, Libertine,
Richard Chai, Tommy Hilfiger,
Marc by Marc Jacobs)
Bright Colors/Especially
Blue (Lacoste, Michael Basitan,
J. Crew, Parke & Ronen, Tom-
my Hilfiger, Maria Cornejo)
(Custo Barcelona, Richard
Chai, Simon Spurr)
Collegiate Athletic Looks

(Duckie Brown, Tommy Hil-
figer, Buckler by Andrew Buck-
ler, Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto,
Parke & Ronen)
Double-Breasted Jackets
(Number: Lab Men's, Tommy
Hilfiger, Michael Bastian, Rich-
ard Chai, Simon Spurr)
Summer Parkas (Nautica,
J. Crew, Richard Chai, Lacoste,
Michael Kors)

FIND MACY'S EVERYWHERE! |J Shop, share and connect anytime.
-, OPEN A MACY'S ACCOUNT FOR EXTRA 20% SAVINGS THE FIRST 2 DAYS, UP TO $100, WITH MORE REWARDS TO COME. Macy's credit card is available subject to credit approval; new account savings valid the day your account is
Opened and the next day; excludes services, select licensed departments, gift cards, restaurants, gourmet food and wine. The new account savings is limited to $100; application must qualify for immediate approval to receive extra savings;
emolovees not eligible.





We must learn to move on with our lives

By Arthur Lee Hall, Jr.

We learn that no matter what
happens, the life outside of
ourselves will carry on without
At the time of my arrest, I'd
never thought in a million
years that I would spend the
next two decades of my life in
detainment. Even after being
found guilty of armed robbery
and then sentenced to 40 years
of imprisonment, it was incon-
ceivable for me to believe that
I would witness many seasons
change while confined within
prison gates across the state.
In my heart, I was completely
confident that a higher court
would somehow save me from
such fate. Obviously, that never

I found myself travel-
ing inside an incarcer-
ated time capsule, pass-
ing through emotions
and events taking place
within the Florida pris-
on system. I have been
forced to go away for a H)
long time on a journey that has
left me floating adrift through-
out FDOC.
The prison experience that I
have realized has been an on-
going changeover of extremes:
being full of hope to feeling
hopelessness; being proud of
my youthful flesh to seeing it
show signs of advancing age;
wallowing in self-pity to want-
ing to self-help; and receiving
news of newborn family mem-

bers to being informed
of the loss of old ones.
I've also observed
countless tragedies and
astonishing happen-
ings that have had no
direct effect on my life
but have devastated the
ALL lives of others.
From a distance, I have fur-
ther noticed the parallel be-
tween the frequent use of gun
violence against Black people in
the city of Miami by the hands
of law enforcement as well as
our own kind.
Thrown into the thick layers
of my experiences are the many
times that I have mourned the
deaths of ordinary people along
with icons and luminaries.
What has become apparent

to me is the fact that although
I have grown increasingly tired
of wearing this blue spacesuit
- traversing thru years of pain,
sorrow, disappointment and
uncertainty, somehow I sur-
vived it all. Had I thought that
my world was coming to an end
amid difficult times, it's fair to
say that I might have made my
mind, body and soul walk the
plank a long time ago hope-
lessly jumping into a sea of
darkness and defeat. And just
as the ship would have steadily
sailed away from my self-dis-
posed body, once forever gone,
the world would still be a place
where the living is active and
life as we know it would contin-
ue to fulfill its promise to play
without missing a beat.


Sending your child to a better school

School districts hire special

investigators to follow kids home in

order to verify their true residences

By Micheal Flaherty

In case you needed further
proof of the American educa-
tion system's failings, especially
in poor and minority communi-
ties, consider the latest crime
to spread across the country:
educational theft. That's the
charge that has landed several
parents, such as Ohio's Kelley
Williams-Bolar, in jail this year.
A Black mother of two, Wil-
liams-Bolar last year used her
father's address to enroll her
two daughters in a better public
school outside of their neighbor-
hood. After spending nine days
behind bars charged with grand
theft, the single mother was
8conhi'ted` 6of twoMfeloy couhts.
Not only did this stain her spot-
less record, but it threatened
her ability to earn the teacher's
license she had been working
Williams-Bolar caught a
break last month when Ohio
Gov. John Kasich granted her
clemency, reducing her charges
to misdemeanors from felonies.
His decision allows her to pur-
sue her teacher's license, and it
may provide hope to parents be-
yond the Buckeye State. In the
last year, parents in Connecti-
cut, Kentucky and Missouri
have all been arrested-and
await sentencing-for enrolling
their children in better public
schools outside of their districts.

These arrests represent two
major forms of exasperation.
First is that of parents whose
children are zoned into fail-
ing public schools-they can't
afford private schooling, they
can't access school vouchers,
and they haven't won or haven't
even been able to enter a lot-
tery for a better charter school.
Then there's the exasperation of
school officials finding it more
and more difficult to deal with
these boundary-hopping par-
From California to Massachu-
setts, districts are hiring special
investigators to follow children

from school to their homes to
determine their true residences
and decide if they "belong" at
high-achieving public schools..
School districts in Florida,
Pennsylvania and New Jersey
all boasted recently about new
address-verification programs
designed to pull up their draw-
bridges and keep "illegal stu-
dents" from entering their gates.
Other school districts use
services like VerifyResidence.
com, which provides "the latest
in covert video technology and
digital photographic equipment
to photograph, videotape, and
document" children going from
their house to school. School
districts can enroll in the com-
pariy's rewards pdgr'dm, 'which
awards anonymous tipsters
$250 checks for reporting out-
of-district students.

Only in a world where irony is
dead could people not marvel at
concerned parents being pros-
ecuted for stealing a free public'
education for their children.
In August, an internal Pow-
erPoint presentation from the
American Federation of Teach-
ers surfaced online. The docu-
ment described how the AFT
undermined minority parent
groups' efforts in Connecticut
to pass the "parent trigger" leg-
islation that offers parents real
governing authority to trans-
form failing schools. A key to
the AFT's success in killing
the effort, said the document,
was keeping parent groups
from "the table." AFT President
Randi Weingarten quickly dis-
tanced her organization from
the document, but it was small
consolation to the parents once
again left in the cold.
Kevin Chavous, the board
chairman for both the Black Al-
liance for Educational Options
and Democrats for Education
Reform, senses that these re-
cent events herald a new age for
fed-up parents. Like Martin Lu-
ther King Jr. before them, they
understand "the fierce urgency
of now" involving their chil-

-AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal
In January, Ohioan Kelley Williams-Bolar was sentenced to 10
days in jail, three years of probation, and 80 hours of community
service for having her children attend schools outside her district.
Gov. John Kasich reduced her sentence last month.

dren's education. Hence some
parents' decisions to break the
law--o practice civil disobedi-

This life-changing decision is
portrayed in Betty Smith's 1943
novel, "A Tree Grows In Brook-
lyn," also adapted into an Acad-
emy Award-winning film. In
the novel, Francie Nolan is the
bright young daughter of Irish
immigrants living in Brooklyn's
Williamsburg immigrant ghetto
in the early 20th century. An
avid reader, Francie is crushed
when she attends her local pub-
lic school and discovers that
opportunity is nonexistent for
girls of her ilk.
So Francie and her father
Johnny claim the address of
a house next to a good public
school. Francie enrolls at the
school and her life is trans-
formed. A teacher nurtures
her love for writing, and she
goes on to thrive at the school.
Francie eventually becomes an
accomplished writer who tells
the story of her transformation
through education.
The defining difference be-
tween the two schools, writes
the novel's narrator, is parents:
At the good school, "The parents
were too American, too aware
of the rights granted them by
their Constitution to accept in-
justices meekly. They could not
be bulldozed and exploited as
could the immigrants and the


814 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Suite 210
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Ph No.: 305-446-3244
Fax No.: 305-446-3538
----- C^5 --------
Email: firm@clynelegal.com
Website: www.clynelegal.com

Serving your legal needs since 1995
Reginald J. Clyne, Esq.

, Car/Truck Accidents
[ Catastrophic injuries
, Criminal
[ Employment Discrimination
L Medical Malpractice
[ Premises Liability
[ Probate
[' Toxic tort
I[ Vacation Injuries
SWrongful Death
[' Family

Clyne & Associates, P.A. serves clients throughout South Florida, Miami-Dade. Broward and Palm Beach Counties. as well as Central Florida The hiring of a lawyer is an Important decision
that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience This advertisement Is designed for
general Information only. The information presented should not be construed to be formal legal advice or the formation of a lawyer/client relationship

second-generation Americans."
Were Francie around today,
she'd ibe sad but not surprised
to see how little things have
changed. Students are still
poisoned by low expectations,
their parents are still getting
bulldozed. But Francie wouldn't
yield to despair. She would re-
mind this new generation of
courageous parents of the Tree
of Heaven, from which her story
gets its title-"the one tree in
Francie's yard that was neither
a pine nor a hemlock. It grew
in boarded-up lots and out of
neglected rubbish heaps and it
was the only tree that grew out
of cement." The tree, the narra-
tor adds, "liked poor people."
The defenders of the sta-
tus quo in our nation's public
schools could learn a lot from
that tree.

UM professor arrested
University of Miami law professor Donald M. Jones has found himself on the wrong
side of the law.
According to Miami Police, Jones, 51, allegedly pulled up in a Mercedes and
"engaged in a brief conversation with a woman he thought was a prostitute. The
"prostitute," was actually an undercover police officer.
Miami Police said Jones offered to pay $20 for oral sex. The undercover officer then
signaled to fellow officers and Jones was arrested.
When detectives approached Jones, he allegedly said that "he is.just a horny guy."
Jones was-charged with one count of soliciting a prostitute.

Coral Springs cop charged in Gables DUI crash
A Coral Springs police officer turned himself in to face DUI manslaughter and
vehicular homicide charges.
Peter Munoz, 24, surrendered to Coral Gables police last Thursday. He has since
posted bond.
Police say at 4:07 a.m. on the morning of July 16, Munoz and Jennifer Gutierrez, 23,
were involved in a crash at LeJeune Road and Aledo Avenue.
Gutierrez, a law student and mother of a four-year-old, was airlifted to Jackson
Memorial Hospital in critical condition. She succumbed to her injured four days later.
Munoz was also taken to JMH and treated for'lesser injuries. According to police, a
toxicology report on Munoz showed a blood alcohol level of .229, well above the legal
limit of .008.
Coral Springs Police say Munoz had only been a patrol officer for five months. He
Swas terminated for failure to complete the mandated employment probationary period.

Bond set for man caught with gun, bullets
A South Florida man faced a bond court judge recently in Fort Lauderdale charged
with carrying a concealed firearm, falsely impersonating a police officer and armed
Francois Brown, 39, was arrested last Tuesday at the Broward County South
Regional Courthouse in Hollywood alter he was caught trying to bring a gun and more
than a hundred bullets into the building.
Brown was at the courthouse to appear at a hearing in a case against him for driving
with a suspended license.
Surveillance video shows Brown putting a black backpack through the X-Ray
machine. Deputies say the gun and ammunition, along with more than $6,000 in cash
were inside the bag.
Brown's sister told detectives he suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Last year Brown was honorably discharged from the Army. He served in Iraq and
Detectives chose to arrest Brown instead of taking him for a mental evaluation.
"He admits that he knew what he was doing was wrong and it was time for him to
go to jail at that point," said Detective Brooks.
Brown is locked up on $75,000 bond.

Man involved in SWAT stand-off in court
A distraught man who held a Miami police SWAT team at bay for several hours on
Monday, September 26th before he surrendered himself to authorities made his first
appearance before a judge.
During the hearing, a judge ordered that 26-year-old Jason Leyva be held on $14,000
According to police, around 2 a.m., an intoxicated Leyva returned to the seventh
floor apartment he shared with his girlfriend at the Diamond Towers in the 200 block of
NW 12th Avenue and asked her to have sex with him. When she refused he got violent
with her, according to Leyva's arrest affidavit. Leyva reported higher several times
and choked her.
The woman was able to free herself and called 911. When police arrived Leyva,
who was reportedly armed, barricaded himself in the apartment with the couple's
five-month-old daughter.
Just before 6 a.m. the Leyva surrendered to police. He's been charged with
aggravated assault, battery by strangulation and domestic battery.

Former M-DCPS principal
Charles Hankerson, for- .
mer Miami Northwestern
Senior High principal, is
under investigation on al-
legations that he changed :
the grades of a student
athlete back in 2007. Han- .4
kerson has been reas-
signed to a regional office
while an investigation is HANKERSOh
conducted. The investiga-

faces charges
tion was initiated fol-
lowing an allegation
of grade-changing at
Northwestern. The
grade changes in
question were indi-
vidual class grades
that had no effect
on FCAT results or
School performance






Teachers plan for green schools

By Randy Gricesonline.m -'
rgrice@miamitimesonline.com v ' jIM

' Excessive energy consump-
tion and wasteful habits have
been making headlines for
years. Last week Miami-Dade
County Public School (M-
DCPS) teachers gathered at
Miami Jackson Senior High
School, 1751 NW 36th Street,
to kick off the Green Schools
Challenge with a professional
development workshop.
"Actually there are two very
important reasons why this
program is needed," said Wafa
Khalil, Ph.D., local energy ed-
ucation consultant. "We have
to reduce our carbon foot-
print, because we have a lot
of waste everywhere. And sec-
ond, we can save a lot of mon-
ey when we start to reduce
our wasteful habits. Energy
conservation education is the
easiest way to start to reduce
our energy consumption."
The annual event brought
together about 155 schools
dedicated to advancing ener-
gy and resource conservation
and waste reduction to lower
carbon emissions through
student-led green initiatives
at school and at home. The
initiatives are aimed at teach-
ing young children the links
between energy use, water
consumption, waste produc-
tion and climate change.
Jeffery Marter, a third grade
teacher, said he is dedicated

-Miami Times photo/Randy Grice
Teachers draft up areas in their school where they can save energy.

to helping his school become
more energy efficient.
"Having green schools is a
relatively new idea to me, we
surely didn't have any type
of program like this when I
was coming up in the 70s,"
he said. "We are starting this
type of education on the el-
ementary level so that by
the time our kids are adults
thinking about the earth and
being mindful of energy con-
sumption will be second na-

CBC offers college
By Randy Grice

Paying for school is often a hurdle that
many students have to jump over. But for a
few deserving students, money was not an
issue. Recently, Congresswoman Frederica
Wilson (FL-17) announced that nine stu-
dents from South Florida will receive Con-
gressional Black Caucus Spouses Educa-
tional Scholarships.
"As a young business professional, I
have always endeavored to strive towards
higher attainments by simply pursuing ex-
cellence in the ideal course of education,"
said Stanley Williams, who won a $3,000
scholarship. "I have always hoped to win a
scholarship in the area of my interest be-
cause I really want to fulfill my potential of
being a business entrepreneur."
The scholarship fund was founded in
1988 and is a national program that
awards scholarships to highly-motivated
students who intend to pursue full-time
undergraduate, graduate or doctoral de-
grees. Recipients of this program were se-
lected by a nine-member volunteer panel in
the district office of Congresswoman Wil-
"These young minds have not only ex-
celled academically, but have displayed a
level of leadership and commitment to ser-
vice that makes our community proud,"
Wilson said. "These scholarships are a tan-

Stanley Williams,
Stanley Williams,


The all-day workshop pro-
vided teachers with the train-
ing and materials they need to
create to conduct school-wide
energy surveys and develop
action plans for reducing en-
ergy waste.
Mary Wilks-Perry, a local
high school teacher, said this
program will provide a better
future for M-DCPS students.
"Through this program I be-
lieve that many of my students

will be enlightened," she said.
"At home I am almost 100 per-
cent sure that their parents
aren't be conservation minded
and to be honest I didn't think
about my energy consumption
until I became involved in this
program. When I grew up this
was the farthest thing from
our minds. But these new age
kids are getting the opportu-
nity to protect their environ-
ment better through educa-
tional programs like this one."

gible way to support our future leaders. By
sponsoring these students today, we are
making a long-term investment in our
The criteria for the scholarships re-
quire that each student have a minimum
2.5 GPA, demonstrate leadership ability,
and participate in community service.
"In receiving the CBC scholarship
award it helps me to realize my full po-
tential in various ways," Williams said.
"It enabled me to develop my skills in of-
fering proficient services in my studies
: while I gaining knowledge in the college
of business at Florida International Uni-
versity. And lastly, this scholarship has
.* also given me the opportunity to realize
~ my full potential as it will contribute to
the possibility of broadening my intellec-
tual horizon. Thank you Congressional
p recipient Black Caucus Scholarship Foundation."

Christopher Aguilar $600 Miami Dade College Univ. of Pennsylvania
Ragin Diamond $2,000 Monsignor Pace High School Spelman College
Erica Francois $3,000 North Miami Senior High Univ. of Central Florida
Deana Jones $2,000 Miramar Senior High School West Palm Beach College
Maryam Kharaee $1,500 University of Florida Univ. of Florida
Richard Pierre Louis $2,800 Miami Northwestern High Univ. of Miami
Zandria Rumph $1,500 Miami Dade College Miami Dade College
Dankia Russell $1,000 Miami Dade College Univ. of Central Florida
Stanley Williams $3,000 Hallandale High School Florida International University

Dogs help schools lick bullies

By Sharon L. Peters

Sweet-natured dogs lolling
about classrooms are helping
take a bite out of bullying -
and other bad behaviors in
Kansas City schools. .
No More Bullies teaches, with
dogs' help, responsibility, com-
passion, self-control and integ-
rity. Since its small launch five
years ago, teachers and coun-
selors have become so con-
vinced of the positive impact on
kids' behavior that it's booked
into the 80-classroom max it

can handle, and there's a long
waiting list of requests for next
The curriculum, developed
by ex-teacher Jo Dean Hearn,
humane education director at
animal rescue group Wayside
Waifs, is presented an hour a
day for five days by trained vol-
unteers accompanied by ir-
resistible canines.
"The animals are the glue
that helps the children stay
focused and understand the
message," says Hearn. "Chil-
dren can easily identify with an

animal. And it's easy for them
to transition when we ask them
to consider how an animal feels
(if ill treated) to how the kid sit-
ting near them feels (if poorly
Adds teacher Peggy Everist:
"There's a lot of specific lan-
guage, like being fair, and us-
ing compassion or integrity,
that plays out with the students
throughout the year."
A growing number of pro-
grams use animals to get kids'
attention while teaching re-
spect and conflict resolution.

Most are free; some charge
nominal amounts to cover ex-
penses; some help schools ap-
ply for grants to cover costs.
Mutt-i-grees, a program from
the Yale University School of
the 21st Century and the Pet
Savers Foundation of North
Shore Animal League America,
is just barely out of the gate and
is already in 900 schools in 28
states. The curriculum consists
of at least 25 age-appropriate
30-minute lessons, each aimed
at building social and emotion-
al skills.

Florida earns an A' in civil rights education

By Sam Dillon

When Julian Bond, the for-
mer Georgia lawmaker and
civil rights activist, turned
to teaching two decades ago,
he often quizzed his col-
lege students to gauge their
awareness of the civil rights
movement. He did not 'want
to underestimate their grasp
of the topic or talk down to
them, he said.
"My fears were misplaced,"
Bond said. No student had
heard of George Wallace, the
segregationist governor of Al-
abama, he said. One student
guessed that Wallace might
have been a CBS newsman.

That ignorance, by
American students of
the basic history of the
civil rights movement
h as not changed in
fact, it has worsened,
according to a new re-
port by the Southern
Poverty Law Center,
on whose board Bond BC
sits. The report says
that states' academic stan-
dards for public schools are
one major cause of the prob-
"Across the country, state
educational standards virtu-
ally ignore our civil rights his-
tory," concludes the report,
which is to be released.

The report assigns
letter grades to each
S state based on how
S extensively its aca-
demic standards ad-
dress the civil rights
movement. Thirty-five
S states got an 'F' be-
cause their standards
ND require little or no
mention of the move-
ment, it says. When it comes
to teaching about the civil
rights movement, South Flor-
ida teachers along with their
fellow teachers across state
have made the grade. The
Southern Poverty Law Center
has given Florida an 'A' for ed-
ucation about the civil rights

movement. The study found
that Florida's standards and
curriculum requirements pro-
vide core knowledge about key
civil rights figures, though
did leave out some important
events, such as the Montgom-
ery bus boycott.
The study also concluded
the standards were weakest
in discussing resistance to the
civil rights movement, such
as segregation laws and poll
taxes. Alabama and New York
also received an 'A'. Thirty-
five states received an 'F'. The
authors say that with a few
changes, Florida could have
model standards for teaching
about civil rights.

Perryman and principal Kahn

-Miami Times photo/Randy Grice
stand side-by-side.

Overtown student

outshines the rest

By Randy Grice

Growing up in Overtown,
the deck can seem as if it's
stacked against you. However,
one young man is proving that
he can beat the odds by stay-
ing focused and excelling in
"I like school because you
learn new things everyday
and you can use those things
around you in your everyday
life," said Derrius Perryman,
a 11-year-old sixth grader at
Theodore R. and Thelma A.
Gibson Charter School. "I usu-
ally get A's and B's in school,
mostly A's. The way I'm able to
maintain my grades is by work-
ing hard, I study every day."
After Perryman graduates
from high school, he said he
wants to go to college and pur-
sue going to the NFL. However,
he has a backup plan. If the
NFL doesn't work out, he wants
to be an engineer. While Perry-
man is the model type of stu-
dent many teachers strive to
create, he is still a kid and ad-
mits that he likes to play every
once and a while.

"I like to play football and
play video games," Perryman
said. "I like to play football be-
cause sometimes I really have
nothing to do after school other
than sit around and watch TV,
so I like to get involved in other
As the youngest of five, three
brothers and one sister, Perry-
man said he's content with be-
ing the baby of the bunch.
"It's OK because I got more
than they did being that I am
the youngest," he said.
Fareed Kahn, Gibson's prin-
cipal, sees Perryman as one of
his model students.
"I think he exemplifies the
character traits that I think I
want all the students from my
school to exhibit, which is to be
respectful and to really appre-
ciate the value of education,"
he said. "At the same time he
is not just sitting at home and
studying all of the time. He
plays football, he has practice
after school. He'is very respect-
ful, he says good morning,
good afternoon and he tries to
maintain his family values. I
think that he is a great young
citizen of this country."

Program keeps Liberty

City students competitive

By Randy Grice

Schools across Miami-Dade
County are doing all that they
can to ensure that each student
is succeeding. Recently, the Mi-
ami Children's Initiative (MCI)-
has lent their help to two Lib-
erty City schools.
"We are focused on giving
educational services to the
children and families of Liberty
City and our focus is on one
area at a time," said Danielle
McLaughlin, director of edu-
cation services. "My specific is
,goal is education services, so I
develop and plan programs as
well as collaborate with various
organizations in the Liberty

City community and through-
out the state."
This program has been imple-
mented in schools like Charles
R. Drew Middle and Elemen-
tary to help children succeed.
"Anything that can help stu-
dents out is good and I am all
for it," said Cathy Williams,
principal of Drew Elementary.
"We are very excited about this
The program is intended to
boost the performance of stu-
dents in the Liberty City area.
"At the beginning of the year
we had several back to school
events for teachers and stu-
dents to help celebrate their
'A' school status, McLaughlin
I I l II ll i t l li I I t,111 11

Wednesdaa, '.uctooer I7

3:30 pm

It jItlom n '.i .rgl.dc, 1 '/'1' Schiol (.I.aniipu
s iM.n Highiay in Coconut Grove
R .S" I Pr' ,lirn d Ii)' hl ,ay)'. (_ w l) r i-
SI 1,i.-', i'.6O -5. i
I I I l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l i i i i i I I I l l l l l l l l l l l l l f l i


r :
i i :



Spence-Jones tours

district's CRA projects

City of Miami Commission-
er Michelle Spence-Jones
[District 5] hit the ground
running in the Overtown
and Park West communities
on Monday, visiting business
owners and redevelopment
projects that are currently
underway in the Community
Redevelopment Agency [CRA]
area. She began her tour,
which included members of
the press, at the Historic Lyr-

ic Theater, located at 819 NW
2nd Avenue.
Besides the Lyric Theater,
other projects that were in-
cluded on the tour were:
Ward Rooming House, a his-
toric building renovated into
an art gallery; various mer-
chants with shops located
along NW 3rd Avenue; The
Dorsey House, home to "Suit-
ed for Success"; Ebenezer
Church (Overtown Commu-

nity Center), where a multi-
purpose facility with com-
puter labs and classrooms
will be built; and Gibson
Park, where a baseball/foot-
ball field, pools, playgrounds
and walking paths will soon
All of the projects have re-
ceived assistance from the
Southeast Overtown Park
West Communities [SEOPW]

-MiamiTimes photo/Donnalyn Anthony
NEW PROJECTS IN OVERTOWN: Michelle Spence-Jones (I-r), District 5 city commissioner is
joined by Tim Barber, executive director of The Black Archives and Don Patterson, executive direc-
tor of the Mt. Zion Development.

Obama tells Blacks to 'stop complaining' and fight

dent Barack Obama told
Blacks recently to quit crying
and complaining and "put on
your marching shoes" to follow
him into battle for jobs and op-
And though he didn't say it
directly, he sought their sup-
port for a second term, too.
Obama's speech to the an-
nual awards dinner of the Con-
gressional Black Caucus was
his answer to increasingly vo-
cal griping from Black leaders
that he's been giving away too
much in talks with Republi-
cans -- and not doing enough
to fight Black unemployment,
which is nearly double the na-
tional average at 16.7 percent.
"It gets folks discouraged. I
know. I listen to some of y'all,"
Obama told an audience of
some 3,000 in a Washington
convention center.
But he said Blacks need to
have faith in the future and

understand that the fight won't
be won if they don't rally to his
"I need your help," Obama
The president will need Black
turnout to match its historic
2008 levels if he's to have a
shot at winning a second term,
and Saturday's speech was a
chance, to speak directly to in-
ner-city concerns.
He acknowledged Blacks
have suffered mightily because
of the recession, and are frus-
trated that the downturn is
taking so long to reverse. "So
many people are still hurt-
ing. So.many people are barely
hanging on," he said, then add-
ed: "And so many people in this
city are fighting us every step
of the way."
But Obama said Blacks know
all too well from the civil rights
struggle that the fight for what
is right is never easy.
"Take off your bedroom slip-

-AP Photo/Earl Gibson III
President Barack Obama speaks at the 41st Annual Legisla-
tive Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner sponsored by the Con-
gressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. on Saturday Sept. 24 in
Washington D.C.
pers. Put on your marching ed. "Shake it off. Stop com-
shoes," he said, his voice rising plainin'. Stop grumblin'. Stop
as applause and cheers mount- cryin'. We are going to press on.

We have work to do."
Topping the to-do list, he
said, is getting Congress to the
pass jobs bill he sent to Con-
gress two weeks ago.
Obama said the package
of payroll tax cuts, business
tax breaks and infrastructure
spending will benefit 100,000
Black-owned businesses and
20 million Black workers.
Republicans have indicated
they're open to some of the tax
measures but oppose his
means of paying for it: hiking
taxes on top income-earners
and big business.
Caucus leaders remain fierce-
ly protective of the first Black
president, but in recent weeks
they've been increasingly vocal
in their discontent especially
over Black joblessness.
"If Bill Clinton had been in
the White House and had failed
to address this problem, we
probably would be marching
on the White House," the cau-

cus chairman, Rep. Emanuel
Cleaver of Missouri, recently
told McClatchy Newspapers.
Like many Democratic law-
makers, caucus members were
dismayed by Obama's conces-
sions to the Repubicans during
the summer's talks on raising
the government's borrowing
Cleaver famously called the
compromise deal a "sugar-coat-
ed Satan sandwich."
But Cleaver said his members
also are keeping their gripes in
check because "nobody wants
to do anything that would em-
power the people who hate the
Still, Rep. Maxine Waters
caused a stir last month by
complaining that Obama's Mid-
west bus tour had bypassed
Black districts. She told a
largely Black audience in De-
troit that the caucus is "sup-
portive of the president, but
we're getting tired."

Hilt6r'ic theater oni DC '"liikr BrioadlicTy im7 jayfb '

By Brett Zongker
Associated Press

theater where Duke Ellington,
Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King
Cole performed on the strip
once known as America's "Black
Broadway" could close within a
month after subsidies from the
District of Columbia have been
cut off.
Board members overseeing the
Lincoln Theatre said the non-
profit group had just $50,000
in cash on hand recently and
monthly operating costs of
$60,000 for the U Street theater.
The board appealed to Mayor
Vincent Gray to provide fund-
ing from the city's $89 million in
surplus tax revenue from 2011.
"How can he stand by and let
a historic African-American in-
stitution fall apart?" said board
member Rick Lee, who has
owned a flower shop nearby for
decades. Without city funding,
"closing the doors at the end of
the year will be inevitable," he
It's not clear, though, if the

theater could stay open past
the end of October. Board Sec-
retary Cynthia Robbins said
the theater's telephone was cut
off in July because of unpaid
bills, prompting a late subsidy
of $250,000 from the city.. The
group is asking for $500,000 for
the next year to support its $1.7
million budget.
The Lincoln is owned by the
city but is licensed to the non-
profit group to operate. For years
it received a subsidy of $250,000,
though the mayor has called the
arrangement "unsustainable."
IThe nonprofit board asked do-
nors last Thursday to help the
theater stay open.
Lincoln Theatre opened in
1922 to serve Washington's
Black residents during segrega-
tion but closed in 1983. It was
restored and reopened in 1994
and is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. More
recently, it has hosted popular
productions by Arena Stage and
other arts groups.
Virginia Ali, 78, who opened
the famous Ben's Chili Bowl
with her late husband Ben next

door to the theater in 1958, said
she is surprised the city isn't
providing more help because the
-. theater has long drawn people to
U Street.
"This is a great asset to our
great city," Ali said, recalling
A, the days when she danced to the
tunes of Count Basie and Elling-
ton at the Lincoln. "It was called
S'Black Broadway' back then."
"When a first-rate movie came
a / '*t tto town, it went downtown and
it came to U Street" because the
DUKE ELUNGTON ELLA FITZGERALD NAT KING COLE city was segregated, she said.
Cab Calloway and Louis Arm-
d t g. ,strong performed regularly on
4 the Lincoln's stage. President
S, Franklin D. Roosevelt had
i ,L birthday parties there, and
Langston Hughes once wrote a
poem titled "Lincoln Theatre."
The theater now has six full-
.time staff members, including
N,- T 'an executive director who is
paid $80,000. Board members
said the theater wasn't able
to make payroll at times. Lee
called the theater's relationship
with the city dysfunctionall
and said the mayor wasn't re-
The theater had hoped to restage a production of Ellington's"Sophisticated Ladies," which turnd sing the calls.
Arena Stage produced at the Lincoln last year.

Frances Reeves Jollivette Chambers remembered

continued from 1A

November 13, 1921 in Overtown.
She was the sixth of five surviv-
ing children born to The Miami
Times founder, the late Henry
E.S. Reeves and Rachel Jane
Cooper Reeves, who had emi-
grated, in April 1919 from Nas-
sau, Bahamas, to Miami. She
wed Cyrus M. Jollivette, Sr. in
December 1942. Widowed in
January 1960, she wed James
R. Chambers in July 1963; he
died in June 2000.
After graduating from Booker
T. Washington High in 1938,
Chambers was awarded the
Bachelor of Arts degree summa
cum laude from Bennett College
in 1942 and the Master of Arts
degree from New York Univer-
sity in 1959. She later studied
at the University of Miami and
University of Florida and Florida
A&M, Florida Atlantic and Bar-
ry universities, amassing more

post-graduate credits than are
required for the doctoral degree.
She taught and guided genera-
tions of students at Dunbar El-
ementary, Miami Jackson Senior
High, COPE North and Holmes
Elementary before retiring from
the Miami-Dade County Public
Schools in July 1979 after more
than 37 years as a teacher, read-
ing specialist, counselor and
Hers has been a lifetime of
involvement. In the 1950s she
was a volunteer for the March of
Dimes and the American Heart
Association. In the 1960s she
was the board chairperson for
JESCA, a board member of Se-
nior Centers of Dade County and
a member of the American As-
sociation of University Women.
In the 1970s and 1980s she was
a member of the Florida State
Board of Optometry and the
League of Women Voters. As a
retiree in the 1990s she contin-
ued volunteering with numer-
ous community organizations

and traveled the world visiting
more than 50 countries and
six continents. She was a life
member of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc. and the NAACP, a
platinum member of The Links,
Inc., and a charter member
and past president of the MRS
Club, a six-decades-old group of
friends. At Incarnation Episco-
pal Church she was a member of
Daughters of the King.
In a far different world almost
three decades ago she conceived,
developed and implemented the
research plan to publish a book
to record, preserve and trans-
mit the history of Miami's Black
pioneers. Her goal was to help
assure that future generations
could appreciate the long and
difficult road so many pioneer
Miamians had traveled.
Her vision has been realized.
The 120-page hard bound cof-
fee table book, Linkages & Leg-
acies, was published in March
2010 by The Links, Inc., Great-
er Miami Chapter, through the

non-profit Linkages and Lega-
cies Inc. The publication a gift
to the community was made
possible because so many gave
so much and demonstrated the
resolve to complete the project
even though Chambers could
no longer lead nor participate.
It is because of her concept for
the book that the Miami-Dade
County African-American His-
tory Calendar published by
AT&T was created. In 2010,
Fran Chambers was recognized
by AT&T for her vision to help
preserve and transmit our his-
tory for generations to come.
Since 2000, Fran Chambers
has been afflicted with Al-
zheimer's disease and cared for
at her home.
In lieu of flowers, contri-
butions may be made to the
United Way of Miami-Dade
County Center for Excellence in
Education in memory of Fran-
ces Reeves Jollivette Chambers,
3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami

Aristide supporters in

Haiti mark coup anniversary

Supporters of former Haitian
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide
have held a rally marking the 20th
anniversary of the military coup
that toppled the two-time leader
during his first term in office.
Ansyto Felix of Aristide's Family
Lavalas political party says the
1991 ouster of the populist leader

was a rupture in Haiti's long strug-
gle for a more democratic society.
Friday's rally is the first of its
kind since Aristide returned to
his homeland last March after a
seven-year exile in South Africa. A
rebellion in 2004 ousted the former
Roman Catholic priest during his
second term.




(CfeuL 5ir-lb a5phisl @urch

Cabhedral of Failh International

donors bishop Oiclor T Curr9




- Tm



1 h2.


- BISHOP/Minister:











In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
we dedicate The Victor T. Curry Christian Community
Empowerment Center at New Birth Baptist Church East
Campus to the glory of God and the service of God's kingdom.
We dedicate The Victor T. Curry Christian Community
Empowerment Center to be a place where God reigns;
however, such a dedication is vain without solemn consecration of
those whose gifts and labors are herein represented. Let us now
give ourselves anew to the service of God, so that the fruits of our
labor may tend to the glory of God and the service of humanity.
We dedicate ourselves anew to the worship of Almighty God,
in obedience to the great commission of our Lord, who sent us into
the world to be witnesses and to the service of all humanity by
fighting for justice and tending to the needs in our community.
For the worship of God in prayer and praise, for the preaching and
hearing of the everlasting gospel, and for the provision of basic
needs of humanity,
We dedicate The Victor T. Curry Christian Community
Empowerment Center to the glory of God.
For the comfort of all that mourn; for strength to those who are
tempted; for providing hope to all who feel hopeless,
We dedicate The Victor T. Curry Christian Community
Empowerment Center to the glory of God.
For the strengthening of family life; for the teaching and
guiding the young and for the extension of the kingdom of God
We dedicate The Victor T. Curry Christian Community
Empowerment Center to the glory of God.
Out of gratitude for the labors of all who love and serve this church
and community, and in loving remembrance of those who already
have finished their course; and out of hope for those who are yet to
come and pick up the torch in hope of a blessed immortality
through Jesus Christ our Lord
We dedicate The Victor T. Curry Christian Community
Empowerment Center at New Birth Baptist Church East Campus to
the glory of God and commit ourselves collectively and
individually to work for the empowerment of community.


P~j&ZIE: 1;C~



",; I, L

r ,: ~i~t~EZ1"-"-
I.a .I~a~JI~A

uL- u uruu o* *11" j



Florida moves
ple fi
RNC to penalize state for change of
as R
By Randy Grice the winner of the State primar- Staff
rgrice@miamitimesonline.com ily will inevitably lose over half of Distr
their delegates. ment
Florida voters may face a "This is about getting the most ridial
greater challenge having their Floridians involved at the earli- Demc
voices heard next year when est possible time," said state Sen. (DNC
the 2012 presidential primary John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, tiona
takes place. That's because last a member of a special committee to a p
week State legislators moved up charged with setting the date. agree
Florida's primary to Jan. 31st. The move is not sitting well date
According to some state Repub- with many of the state's Demo- ida sl
licans the decision was made in crats. the p
order to get Florida voters more "I have listened closely to the rules
involved in the primary process. members of this committee but I agree
But it could come with a cost have also heard the views of peo- Flo

up presidential
rom across the state, most primary could spell trouble for us being penalii
whom identified themselves the candidate who wins the state, trying to move t
Republicans," said Cynthia In trying to avert a chaotic and earlier to be one ot
ord, state representative, overly-compressed schedule, the ries in the same I
ict 109. "I share the senti- RNC barred all states except and New Hamp,
of the majority of these Flo- Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada wins in Florida w
as who recognized that the and South Carolina from set- tal number of elec
ocratic National Committee ting primaries or caucuses before he deserves. One
') and the Republican Na- March 6. Those that go against pinnings is that
l Committee (RNC) agreed the rules will lose half their del- Herman Cain, wh
process, agreed to rules and egates in Florida's case, 48 of recent poll in Flor
ed to a presidential primary its total 99. out with 50 perce:
calendar. I believe that Flor- "I share similar feelings as Rep- votes. That makes
should respect the integrity of resentative Stafford," said Dwight the candidate's se
process and comply with the Bullard, 34, state representative, Other states h
that both political parties District 118. "I agree that the follow the RNC's
*d to." date to change the presidential avoid being penal
rida's decision to move the nrimarv will eventually lead to and New York ha

zed. Florida is primaries back. California, with
he primary up 172 delegates, will hold its pri-
fthe key prima- mary in June rather than Feb-
position as Iowa ruary, while New York, with 95
shire. Whoever delegates, moves to late April.
don't get the to- The changes mean there will be
:toral votes that 10 times fewer delegates commit-
Sof the under- ted by the end of February 2012
candidates like than there were in 2008 when
o won the most 1,400 delegates were bound to
ida, could come candidates by that time.
nt less electoral Florida's primary election date
Sit tough to win change moves it to inclusion with
eat, other states that kick off the pri-
iave chosen to mary voting process including:
rules so as to Iowa, who historically goes first,
ized. California followed by New Hampshire,
ve moved their South Carolina and Nevada.

Does the judicial system undervalue Black lives?

continued from 1A

in all of the data available shows
that what really should be stud-.
ied are those who commit simi-
lar crimes in particular states
and the kinds of sentences they

"The Black community should
be outraged because the stron-
gest conclusion we can make
is that when the victim of mur-
der is white, the government is
willing to spend the money and
time to enforce the institutional
death penalty," Dieter said. "But
for Black victims, that is rarely
the case. One could infer that
the murder of Blacks are deemed
less important and that Black

lives are not valued to the extent
of white lives."
State Representative Cynthia
Stafford, 44 [District 109], who
is also an attorney, says she
went to the Florida Parole Com-

mission to see what transpires
at its hearings. She remains op-
posed to the death penalty.
"I think the numbers show us
that Black males are being more
harshly sentenced for the same
crimes committed by whites,"
she said. "That's a clear example
of injustice. As to the Davis case,
I had doubts particularly with
the evidence and eyewitness tes-

timony that caused me to have
reasonable doubt. This was a
man's life that was taken a
man we may find to have been
innocent in the future. I am
hopeful that we can use this as
a moment to galvanize people in
the Black community. The death
penalty is a dangerous thing and
I am certain that many who have
have been executed were in fact


Perry E. Thurston, Jr., 50, is
the State Representative for Dis-
trict 93 and has been elected as
the Speaker Elect for the Demo-
cratic Party [FL] for the 2012-
2014 Legislative Session. He
says that race still matters.
"Without a doubt our crimi-
nal justice system tends to dis-
proportionately impact people of
African descent," he said. "We
must proactively rally against
that. We see it in the way police
deal with those in the Black com-
munity, how jury selections are
made and the kinds of sentences
that are handed out they are
all impacted by the color of one's
skin. Florida and other states
that have the death penalty

don't always sentence the cor-
rect person to death. While we
probably have the best criminal
justice system in the world, it's
not perfect and errors are made."
Can we learn from the Troy
Davis case? State Representative
Dwight Bullard asserts we can.
"This case speaks to how so-
ciety views and values Black life
and is one more example of gross
injustice," said Bullard, 34.
"Since my college days and espe-
cially since becoming a member
of the legislature, I have argued
that we must look more carefully
at how the justice system applies
itself and its inherency to victim-
ize Blacks. We need a fail-safe
mechanism in any state that has
the death penalty. Without irre-
futable DNA and eyewitness tes-
timony we should err on the safe
side and not execute anyone."

Herman Cain's success merits a closer look

continued from 4A

the issue of health-insurance
availability inside the context
of the restaurant industry. He
said the restaurant association
tried hard to devise a health-
.inftiiruaro nOagma fa h sal te rve
the needs of an industry whose
work force is complex-execu-
tives and managers, full-time
workers, part-timers, students
and so forth. Any conceivable
insurance system would require
great flexibility in plan-choice
and design.
It's from this period that one
finds the famous 1994 video,
now on YouTube, of Herman
Cain on a TV screen from Oma-

ha debating Bill Clinton about
his national health legislation
during a town-hall meeting.
After the president estimates
the profitability of Cain's com-
pany, suggesting he can afford
the legislation, Cain essentially
Sdismantles the Clinton math, in
detail. "The cost of your plan...
will cause us to e a jobs."

None of this can be put across
in the televised debates' explain-
everything-in-30 seconds for-
mat. Nor is there any chance
to elaborate his Sept. 7 debate
remark that he admires Chile's
private-public social security
system. Or his flat-tax "9-9-9"
proposal. (Or any of the candi-

dates' policy ideas for that mat-
ter.) So voters get nothing, and
Cain flounders.
When Cain talked to the Jour-
nal's editors, the most startling
thing he said, and which he's
been repeating lately, was that
he could win one-third of the
Black vote. Seeing Herman Cain
makelis case to Black audienc-
es would be interesting, period.
Years ago, describing his chauf-
feur father's influence on him in
Atlanta, Cain said: "My father
gave me a sense of pride. He
was the best damn chauffeur.
He knew it, and everybody else
knew it." Here's guessing he'd
get more of this vote than past
GOP candidates.
Does a resume like Herman

A new Scott-Carver prepares fo

continued from 1A

Homes (850 public housing
units), former and new residents
have something to smile about.
The grand opening is slated for
December 15th but some will be
allowed to begin moving in later
this month. It's hoped that this
new housing facility along NW
22nd Avenue will make a differ-
ence in the lives of its tenants
while bringing much-needed eco-
nomic development to the com-
"We will start the move in late
October in phases as sections are
completed and way before this
time next year, it will be com-
pletely occupied," said Greg Fort-
ner, executive director, Miami-
Dade Public Housing Agency.
"Certainly this has taken a much
longer time than anyone wanted
but this was an ambitious under-
taking. Usually .the $35 million
is for a 300-unit development -
this mixed income housing proj-
ect will have 850 concentrated
units. The difference between
what was and what will soon be
are significant. People will have
access to new urban living a
cul-de-sac community instead of
the former barracks-style mili-
tary housing."

Fortner attributes much of the
success of the project to former
Congresswoman Carrie Meek,
who was able to "use her po-
litical savvy to keep the money
available as long as she did."
But there were other obstacles
that had to be overcome as well.
Nearly half, 171 of the 355 units
are public housing the oth-
ers are affordable and tax credit
units. That meant that funding
sources came from both the fed-
eral government and the State of
Florida in the way of tax credits.
Two separate wait lists had to be
generated for interested tenants.
"Some have complained that
former residents of Scott-Carver
were not being fairly treated but
I would disagree," Fortner said.
"The former units were very over-
crowded and we actually wound
up relocating 1,100 families. The
HOPE VI Act provided opportu-
nities for some families to get
their own homes after genera-
tions of living in public housing.
We issued 755 Section 8 public
housing vouchers as well in the
County. The total numbers re-
veal that 500 are in Section 8
housing, 170 are in other public
housing units, 41 have achieved
home ownership and about 350

who were relocated have since
left the program, either because
they have moved elsewhere or
have died. We have worked to
involve former residents through
education and steering commit-
tees to make sure they had a
voice in shaping their own fu-
ture. The notion that there are
people waiting somewhere under
a bridge is simply not true."

In other cities like Chicago or
San Francisco, HOPE VI proj-
ects have been a major boon for
new business growth and op-
portunities in communities that
were previously distressed. Fort-
ner says he thinks the same will
happen here in Miami.
"Without question this will
be the best housing in Liberty
City," he said. "Hopefully it will
spur investment and serve as an
anchor for revitalization and in-
vestment in this community."
District Two County Commis-
sioner Jean Monestime inher-
ited the HOPE VI project from
former commissioner, Dorrin
Rolle. He said he has monitored
complaints about the slow pace,
particularly from former resi-
dents but believes many will re-
"The people who lived in this

Scott's drug testing policy flounders

continued from 1A

to materialize.'

Florida is the first state re-
quiring drug testing in order
for residents to receive welfare
assistance, since Mi'. lii-.i In
2003, that law was struck down

for Michigan and labeled as an
unconstitutional search and sei-
zure. In 2011 alone, at least 30
states considered bills requiring
tcr-ing i~, idlini: to the Nation-
al (',,iinriircr of State Legisla-
tures (N'.SI.) two states, Flor-
ida and Missouri, enacted such
laws, In Missouri, when a public
distance caseworker believes
that a cash assistance recipient
is .i-.inl. drugs, the caseworker

must report suspected abuse
of the child in the household,
which then prompts a mandato-
ry drug test. Individuals who re-
fuse to be tested and those who
take the test, fail it and refuse
treatment, lose their benefits for
two years. In Connecticut's pro-
posed bill, people seeking assis-
tance would have periodic drug
testing of adults receiving state
cash assistance.

Cain's add up to an American
presidency? I used to think not.
But after watching the American
Idol system we've fallen into for
discovering a president-with
'opinion polls, tongue slips and
media caprice deciding front-
runners and even presidents-'-
I'm rewriting my presidential-
selecfion software.
Conventional wisdom holds
that this week's Chris Chris-
tie boomlet means the GOP
is desperate for a savior. The
reality is that, at some point,
Republicans will have to start
drilling deeper on their own
into the candidates they've got.
Put it this way: The GOP
nominee is running against
the incumbent president. Un-

>r opening
housing unit were all part of the
historical fabric of the commu-
nity and their return to a trans-
figured neighborhood would
be an added benefit for all," he
said. "I can't wait until Gwen
Cherry Park/YET Center are
full of children having fun. We'
are about to witness the resur-
gence of a vibrant community
within an agreeable living envi-
ronment. That is what the new
Scott-Carver/HOPE VI will be."

like the incumbent, Herman
Cain has at least twice identi-
fied the causes of a large fail-
ing enterprise, designed goals,
achieved them, and by all ac-
counts inspired the people
he was supposed to lead. Not
least, Cain's life experience

by GOP
suggests that, unlike the in-
cumbent, he will adjust his
ideas to reality.
Herman Cain is a credible
candidate. Whether he de-
serves to be president is, some-
thing voters will decide. But he
deserves a serious look.



Lease Specials
Corolla LE $139foris mons.t *
Camry LE $189 for s months* up to
Sienna LE $339 for 3 monthuns* o 6
Venza $329 r fa mnths. mohs
Highlander $289 fr we nm.t m
AlmasesaasttaMnappmaesi9mncsMtabxtaamm Financing Available

SMarek Suchecki (954) 240-1222

J 19390 Northwest 2d Av. Mam, F 33169
19390 Northwest 2nd Am V9 Miami, FR 33169


Dr. Truddie Kibbie Reed, president of Bethune-Cookman University (BC-U),
will attend the local chapter's monthly meeting on Saturday, Oct. 8th, 10
a.m., at the Omega Activity Center [15600 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens]
to highlight the University's recent accomplishments and future goals.
Newly-appointed Chapter President Wayne Davis is asking alumni to come
out to meet Dr. Reed, to become more involved and to give their finan-
Scial support. Davis and the rest of the alumni hope to build a vibrant local
Is9a chapter and continue the dream of the school's founder, Dr. Mary McLeod
EABethune, so that students can "Enter to learn, depart to serve."
1 4" Officers for the local chapter shown here include: Ellen Major )I-r), Shirlyon
Jones, Nathaniel Jackson, Sumner Hutcheson, III, President Wayne Davis,
Nancy Cox, Barbara Johnson, Cleveland Roberts, III and L.C. Stewart.


~-1~~1_~~~^-.4. ... ~...~1_ __

-~~~- ~~~ ~-~~~~~-~

r-------~ ----------J


ADDRESS: 1602 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

For more information
.or to RSVP, call:




(TTY: 711)

Taking care of your health, so you can live better.


'~n*qn~*~ll~IIlllllr~lc~-~ --- --------111-------"LEB~'



The Miami Times


'i ~I.

'' '

A1 ::'S





Girl Power launches

mentoring program

Initiative to focus on academics and positive self-esteem

By Kaila Heard e-sll- -
kheard@miamitimesonline.com -_ 'im r-

Funded by the
Children's Trust,
Sister Girl Mentoring
is for girls ages 11
to 17 and is open to
anyone who lives in
Miami-Dade County.

The Liberty City-based prevention and interven-
tion program for young females, Girl Power, has
always attempted to teach its participants that
with hard work, integrity and perseverance, the
path to success is within their grasp. Now with the
non-profit's recently launched mentoring program,
Sister Circle Mentoring, Girl Power hopes that local
women who have actually worked hard and made it
will be willing to share their keys to success with
Please turn to GIRL POWER 14B

Minister uses

motivation to


By Kaila Heard
For over 10 years, the Rev.
Robert Lemon, 48, of Believers in
Christ Praise and Worship Min-
istries, has been traveling across
South Florida, the U.S. and, more
recently, South Africa, spreading a
message of the importance of self-
reliance and hope.
Now the locally-based minister
will celebrate his 13th anniver-
- m rsarywith special

S. :- : ii .---Miaini Times photo/Donnalyn Anthony

Liberty City welcomes Black

church icon James Forbes

services from Wednesday, Oct. 5
through Friday, Oct. 7, featuring a
different minister every night.
"Economically, we have a lot of
people who are searching for an-
swers and the unemployment rate
in the Black community is at an
all-time high, so I truly appreci-
ate giving people hope at a time of
doom and gloom," he said.
As far back as grade school,
teachers noted his aggressive work
ethic and positive energy. After
graduating from high school, he
served in the U.S. Air Force and
later worked for the U.S. Post
Office. He also began to serve as
a minister in various positions
inrltditn a stints tn 0 nr\iih nn.--

The Rev. James Alexander Forbes, Jr., 76, was
the featured speaker during the revival services
at the Church of the Open Door, (Congregational)
United Church of Christ, September 26 28. Forbes
has been recognized nationally as "the preacher's
preacher" due to his extensive preaching career
and his charismatic style. Newsweek magazine has
described him one of the 12 "most effective preach-
ers" in the English-speaking world.
Forbes, a senior minister emeritus of the River-

side Church in New York City, was the first Black
person to serve as the pastor of the 2,400-member
multicultural congregation. Currently, he serves as
the president of the Healing of the Nations Founda-
tion, a national ministry and movement where he
promotes the spiritual revitalization and the healing
of the U.S. Forbes has earned three degrees and
been awarded 13 honorary degrees. Forbes (left)
is pictured here with the church's senior pastor, the
Rev. R. Joaquin Willis.

Wingspan Seminars honors female pioneers
By Kaila Heard

"Women hold up half the sky, but we don't get all
of the jobs [or] any of the recognition," said Joan
Cartri ht notin the difference in treatment d

By Kaila Heard

ga su,..,: a., a saJLL n pas u *- LI %. I 1 UC . Ll U* In times of trouble, whether it
tor at Calvary Holiness Church of rewards given to men and women. was a community facing issues
was a community facing issues
God and as the director of a prison Fortunately, for one afternoon, Wingspan Semi- of social justice, civil rights, high,
ministry. nars attempted to change the veil of obscurity un- crime rates, homelessness and
By the mid-1990s, Lemon found der which women often toil as they held their bian- .now even disproportionate rates of
that his ability to always see the nual awards celebration, the 2011 Pea'Ce Awards, HIV/AIDS people hav6 expected
positive side of a situation was on Friday, September 30th. the local cp tolead the charge
sorely needed. At the time, the Cartwright, the founder of Women in Jazz South the ocal to aid the chacommu
community of Opa-locka was one Florida, was one of the women recognized by the Now with a growing weight prob-
of several communities that he company. Now with a growing it prob-
Please turn to MOTIVATION 14B Wingspan Seminars, a conflict management Priscilla Dames, CEO and founder of the con- lem in the U.S. i abor oe-third
Please turn to PIONEERS 14B flict management company, Wingspan Seminars. churches are being asked to lead
the fight once again. In this case,
experts are volunteering their
services to' help churches educate
their congregations about healthy
Sweet Home's Upton eating a as abal
Earlier this year, Maricia Appo-
firs O Ion, the founder of Vital 8: Health
cele ra es anniversaryand Wellness Services, launched
the "Healthy Churches of South
By Kaila Heard When he began serving the South Florida" campaign. A certified
Al l~@ miamitimesonline.com Florida church, Upton planned to lifestyle and health consultant,
strengthen the spiritual growth of the Appolon, 34, has been providing
It's a joyful time for the members of congregants, but he also believed in a lectures on healthy eating and fit-
Mianmi's Sweet Home Missionary Bap- church's duty to helping the surround- ness to local businesses and com-
.. twist Church (MBC) as they mark the ing community. One year since his ar- munity institutions for the past
first anniversary of their senior pastor, rival, many of his goals have been ac- two years. However, she says she
the Re%. Jeremy Upton. The celebration complished. The church has hosted a was disturbed by what she found
%will continue throughout October community basketball tournament, when she visited local churches.
designated as the church's pastoral ap- given food to the less fortunate, visited "One of the things that I noticed
precaution month. sick and shut in members and even is that there are so many people
/ Upton, 36, has been leading Sweet formed a sewing circle. And where their on the sick and shut in lists," she
/ Home since he was installed as their worship services once drew an average said.
fourthrh senior pastor last year. of 300 people, the numbers have now Noting that Blacks tend to suffer
"It's been an interesting year just see- increased to between 800 and 1,000 from diseases such as diabetes,
ing the church's people responding to a people each Sunday. high blood pressure and obesity
,n .-,shbout building an institution [andl "It's been amazing seeing our church Please turn to HEALTH 14B


to educate
',^^ ^


* .... .... .0.. .... ...0 0 .0**0 ..... ..... 00 . . . . . . . . . . 0 * .0

Please turn to ANNIVERSARY 14B

Sjhelp I lthe community," Upton aid.- ---
helpinig the community," Upton paid.

i~E~OI` i

~:' :~j[~B~b"
:- 1

Billy Graham book is guide to aging

Evangelist, 92, takes a spiritual,

pragmatic look at growing old in

new book

By Cathy Lynn Grossman

When Billy Graham was a
gangly teenage baseball player,
he imagined himself swing-
ing for the stadium wall, lop-
ing around the bases, nearing
the victorious home run of his
Now, he's turning 93 on Nov.
7. He's frail, with, Parkinson's-
like symptoms that keep his
bent frame bound to a walker
and wheelchair. His eyes are
too blurred by macular degen-
eration for reading.
Yet, even as he approach-
es the 100-year mark in his
life, he's still crusading as
a spiritual leader and as an
author. In a new book next
month, he writes about being
once more at bat, striking the
only home run that matters in
a metaphorical stadium.
Nearing Home: Life, Faith,
and Finishing Well is a swing
for salvation from the evange-

list who has tried to take the
whole world (or at least 185
nations where he's preached)
to heaven with him.
Grant Wacker, professor of
Christian history at Duke Uni-
versity, has studied Graham's
impact on American culture
since the telegenic preacher
was a young "role model of
masculinity and vibrancy."
"Now, he's become a model
for aging gracefully despite a
disability," Wacker says. Even
with the Parkinson's, you see
him soldiering on, still preach-
ing in his own way."
Graham's 30th book may
not even be his last. Wagering
against him dictating another
text to his staff, as he did for
Nearing Home, may be risky.
"He's told me and my sisters,
'I think God is going to let me
live to be 95,"' says his son,
Franklin Graham.
The trigger for this book was
a .comment he made in a 2006

Evangelist Billy Graham relaxes on the porch of his mountaintop
in 2005.

interview: "I had been taught
all of my life how to die, but no
one had ever taught me how to
grow old."
No one prepares you for
loneliness, for pain, for the
grief of losing your soul mate,
he now writes. When his wife,
Ruth, died in June 2007, he
was stunned that she died be-

fore he did. He had never envi-
sioned his life without her.
Graham says he wanted the
book to be the handbook he
never had spiritual, prag-
matic and fearless.
SHe writes: "The Bible says
that. God has a reason for
keeping us here; if He didn't,
He would take us to Heaven far


cabin in

Montreat, N.C.,

Since everyone, not just the
old, is going to die, readers
at any age, he writes, should
be busy with discerning why
they're still alive and find the
spiritual strength to face de-
bilitation and loss. Graham
admits, "I can't truthfully say
that I have liked growing old-

Franklin Graham, who suc-
ceeded his father as head of
the Billy Graham Evangelistic
Association, says, "To be hon-
est, I didn't think he was going
to finish it. There would be a
month or two when he was too
tired or the medication slowed
him down."
"In the last few months, he
got a spurt of energy. He's
earned the right to give this
advice and people will take ad-
vice from him where they may
not take it from someone else,"
Franklin Graham says.
The chapters are grounded
in Scripture where he finds
endless examples of seniors
still stepping up to the plate,
verses of encouragement and
Gospel bits of wisdom.
It's like a mash-up of Psalm
23 ("Yea, though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of
death ...") with a 21st century
how-to on growing old.
Eric Rackow, a critical care
physician and CEO of the na-
tion's largest geriatric-care
management company, Se-
niorBridge, says that "People
need advice like this to navi-
gate their future."

What are Christian schools teaching our youth?

By Napp Nazworth

A new study of K-12 Christian
schools shows that Protestant
Christian schools do a better
job of developing their students'
spiritual formation while Catho-
lic Christian schools do a better
job developing their students'
These are among the findings
of a two-year study of Christian
schools in the United States
conducted by Cardus, a Chris-
tian think tank.
Catholic school students have
better academic outcomes, are
more likely to attend pres't-
gious colleges, more likely to
achieve an advanced degree and
have higher income levels as a
result. This is consistent with

the goals of Catholic schools.
Catholic school administrators
place much emphasis on aca-
demic achievement and Catho-
lic schools have more rigorous
course requirements than Prot-
estant schools.
Catholic school graduates
do not embrace Catholic social
teaching at high rates, however.
They are just as likely to divorce
as public school graduates. Also,
they are not more likely to at-
tend religious services, and they
are less likely to become leaders
in their church than those who
did not attend a Catholic school.
Protestant school graduates,
on the other hand, lagged in
academic development com-
pared to Catholic school grad-
uates, but were more liklyT2'""

live out the social teaching of
their schools. They show more
commitment to their families,
church and communities than
those who graduated from
Catholic, non-religious private,
and public schools.
"Catholic schools are provid-
ing high quality intellectual de-
velopment but at the expense
of developing faith and com-
mitment to religious practices
in their graduates, while Prot-
estant Christian schools are
seemingly providing a place
where students become distinct
in their commitment to their
faith, but are not developing
academically at any better rate
than their public school peers,"
the Cardus Education Survey

-Photo courtesy of Albany State University
The U.S. Chess Federation's 2003 International Grandmaster of Chess Maurice Ashley
(standing) matches wits with several Albany State University students and staff members
Sept. 22 in the ASU Student Center. Ashley's appearance was part of the ASU lecture series.

First Black chess grandmaster

inspires Albany State students

Why do some people become
successful in life while others
don't? Maurice Ashley, the first
Black international grandmas-
ter of chess, said he believes
most people succeed through
a persistent pursuit of their
"Success is a path without
an endpoint," Ashley said in
his lecture to Albany State Uni-
versity students in the ACAD
Auditorium on Sept. 22. "In
order to succeed, you have to
be willing to stay on your path

daily, even though you may be
surrounded by distractions."
Ashley made history in 1999
when he attained the coveted
title of International Grand-
master of Chess. At that time
he was the only Black ever to
hold that title.
"Success is never easy; nor
is it a straight path,", he said.
"There will be difficulties,
mistakes and failures, but
you have to persist. I started
playing chess at age 14 and
became a grandmaster at 33. I

kept going because chess was
my passion; it was all I wanted
to do."
Ashley, who shared tales of
his youth growing up in a vio-
lent area of Jamaica, encour-
aged ASU students to do what
is necessary to find their own
path in life.
"Be authentic; don't follow
the crowd," Ashley told the
students. "Sometimes you will
be all alone, but you will be
all right as long as you remain
true to who you are."

How should you celebrate

Pastor Appreciation Sunday?

By J. Lee Grady

Last Sunday was Pastor Ap-
preciation Day. And while we
might assume all pastors lead
megachurches and drive new
cars, keep in mind that the
average church in this coun-
try has 75 members and the
average pastor makes less
than $34,000 a year-and may
work an extra job to feed his or
her family. The statistics are
alarming: 90 percent of pas-
tors work more than 50 hours
a week; 70 percent say they
don't have any close friends;
and 45 percent say they've had
to take a leave of absence from
ministry because of depression
or burnout.
Since October is Pastor Ap-
preciation Month, here are five
ways to pray for your spiritual
1. Pray for courage. Elijah
had guts. He not only got in
Ahab's face, but he also or-
ganized a public showdown

to challenge Jezebel's false
prophets. Yet right after the fire
fell from heaven in response to
Elijah's prayer, Jezebel threat-
ened him-and the Bible says
"he was afraid and arose and
ran for his life" (1 Kings 19:3,
NASB). Leaders are called to
confront, but they can't do it
without supernatural bold-
ness from God. Ask the Lord to
make your pastor brave.
2. Pray against depression.
After Elijah fled to the wilder-
ness, he started acting like a
burned-out pastor. He prayed:
"It is enough; now, O Lord,
take my life" (19:4). It's normal
for leaders to have emotional
highs and lows, but when dis-
couragement becomes debili-
tating it can knock them out
for good. Pray that your pas-
tor will draw fresh joy from the
wells of salvation daily.
3. Pray for rest. After the in-
tensity of Mount Carmel, Elijah
went a day's journey from Beer-
sheeba and slept under a juni-

per tree. Sometimes what pas-
tors need most is a day off-yet
many feel driven to perform,
either because of people's ex-
pectations or self-imposed de-
mands. What makes matters
worse is that many pastors
have not empowered others to
help with the workload. Pray
that your pastor not only gets
enough sleep, but that he or
she gets times of refreshing
away from phone calls, e-mails
and constant "emergencies"
that can surely wait.
4. Pray for the touch of
God. Elijah found supernatu-
ral strength after his weary-
ing experience on the moun-
taintop-not just because he
ate and slept but because the
angel of the Lord touched him
twice (see 19:6-7). Pray that
your pastor receives a double
portion of the Lord's presence.
It is only the Lord's supernatu-
ral anointing that enables us
to minister in the power of the
Holy Spirit.

Serving the commur

Richard A. Grant, DDS,
General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentis



20215 NW 2nd Ave.
Suite #29 Miami, FL33169


since 1984

Teeth Whitening 1 hour
Porcelain Crowns & Bridges
Porcelain Veneers
Cosmetic Bonding

Implant Supported Replacements
Tooth Colored Fillings
Gum Therapy
Root Canal
Dentures and Partials

Nitrous Oxide (tranquilizing air)
Sedation Dentistry
Steam Sterilization
PA State of The Art Facility

Missing Teeth or Dentures?
IMPLANTS are the natural
secure alternative


'(09310) Ne, Par;eni Ony
----- - --I

Soff any procedure I



discount t t er tiens 65 ondl dder
Insurance Welcome We offer Financial Arrangements
Lab On Premises Repairs While You Wait
Afternoon Appointments

The Patient and any other person responsible for payment h Ith fulit t n line to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any
other service examination or treatment which is parli'me.l ii 'r ti ll "I r, ln within seventy-two (72) hours of responding to the advertisement
for the fee, discounted fee or reduced fee service, oxaiii it qt t Mli illnt


^^iewt Cniec



More Christians trying online dating

By R. Leigh Coleman

Online dating websites,
specifically designed for
Christians, are exploding
on the Internet. Throngs of
Christians are now logging
on to search, message and
chat so they can find that
"perfect" soul mate.
Monthly page views for dat-
ing sites like Single Christian
Network, Christiansingles.
corn, Catholic' Mingle, Chris-
tian Connection, Big Church
and a host of other networks
for believers are hovering in
the millions.
Although some secular
dating sites have the option
to "click" a button if you are
a Christian or not, online
dating services that target
Christians tend to dig a little
deeper into the individual's
background by asking reli-
gious questions, and offer-
ing faith surveys and moral
Relationship experts say
Christians are more par-
ticular online when it comes
to discussions about faith,
morals and religious behav-
"Christian singles in Ameri-
ca today are light-years away
from the cloak-and-dagger
days of newspaper personals
and boring socials," said Jay
Simmons, site director for
a local Christian marriage
camp in Alabama.
"Online dating is now very
much mainstream. It may

- 'p

* N;
,''Y *'l~3~



shock some of your read-
ers to know that most of the
happiest marriages I see to-
day are couples that met on-
Currently there are 54 mil-
lion singles living in the U.S.
and when it comes to dating,


Set Free Ministries
through Jesus Christ of the
Apostolic Faith Church, Inc.
will be having its Church Dedi-
cation Ceremony on Oct. 9 at
the Noon Worship Service and
starting a New Bereavement
Support Group beginning on
the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of
each month from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Mt. Olivette Baptist
Church's 99th Anniversary is
on Oct. 9 at 11 a.m.

New Beginning Church of
Deliverance is hosting a Movie
Night on Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. and
Oct. 8- in the afternoon. 786-

New Providence Baptist
Church celebrates their 51st
Church Anniversary with a con-
cert on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. and Wor-
ship Service on Oct. 9 at 11 a.m.

Church of Our Lord is
hosting a Holy Ghost Revival,
Oct. 5-7. 786-985-1433.

Running for Jesus Youth
Ministry invites everyone to a
Birthday Gospel Praise Celebra-
tion on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. 954-

The Men's Group of Saint
Agnes Episcopal Church is
hosting a Pre-Halloween Dance
on Oct. 14, 8 p.m.-l a.m. Tick-
ets are $10 in advance and $12
at the door.

Macedonia Missionary

Baptist Church is celebrating
their 116th Anniversary culmi-
nating with services on Oct. 23
at 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. 305-

New Life Family Worship
Center's Women's Ministry
presents a skit on Oct. 15 at 1
p.m. The church is also hosting
a Women's Conference, When
An Unsaved WorritI'tl'Watching
the Life of a Saved Woman,' Nov.
18 at 7 p.m. and a Breakfast
Brunch on Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.
For tickets, call 305-623-0054.

Victory in Life Miracle
Ministries, Inc. presents 'First
Friday Happy Hours in the
Lord' Revival Service at 7:30
p.m. on Oct. 7 at the Don Shula
Hotel. 305-389-1776.

Sweet Home Missionary
Baptist Church kicks off their
Pastoral Appreciation Month on
October 5 at 7:30 p.m.; services
on Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m.; and cul-
minating on Oct. 9 with services
at 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. 305-

Lifeline Outreach Minis-
tries invites everyone to their
roundtable to discuss the Bible
every Saturday, 6 p.m. 305-

Mt. Claire Holiness
Church celebrates their Pastor's
37th Anniversary with a ban-
quet on Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. Tick-
ets required. 305-609-27513.

Speaking Hands is host-


everyone can expect hard
work, happiness, joy, and
sometimes broken hearts.
Many Christian churches to-
day are also starting to hold
more events aimed at their
singles so they can meet and

ing their annual Youth Prayer
Breakfast on Oct. 8 at 8 a.m.
and the organization is offering
a Basic Sign Language Class for
kids and adults. 954-792-7273.

Emmanuel Missionary
Baptist Church invites friends
and family to their Sunday wor-
ship services at 7:30 a.m. and
11 a.m. 305-696-6545.

New Mt. Sinai Missionary
Baptist Church welcomes the
community to their Sunday Bi-
ble Sclcool Classes at 9:30'a9.it.
and Worship Service at 11 a.m.
786-326-1078, 305-635-4100.

Faith Cathedral Outreach
and Deliverance Ministry,
Inc. invites the community to
participate in their Outreach
Ministries and Revival Servic-

Join Believers Faith
Breakthrough Ministries Int'l
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. for
Prophetic Breakthrough Ser-
vices. 561-929-1518, 954 237-

All That God Is Interna-
tional Outreach Centers is
sponsoring an Open Mic Night
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. For
location details and more infor-
mation, 786-255-1509 or 786-

The Women's Depart-
ment of A Mission With A
New Beginning Church spon-
sors a Community Feeding
every second Saturday of the
month, from 10 a.m. until all
the food has been given out.
For location and additional de-
tails, call 786-371-3779.

"If you are a practicing
Christian and your religion is
very important to you, then
this will affect your love life
and your search for a part-
ner," writes Caroline Reid in
Discover Dating Online.
"Be honest. Leading people
on will only hurt you at the
end. If they are not Christian
and you know that you can't
be with that person, then tell
them and be upfront because
it is not fair on you or them."
Christian Dating For Free.
corn (CDFF) is one of the fast-
est growing sites for Christian
singles in the market today.
The site reached a milestone
of 200,000 active members
in August, which is nearly
double the numbers joining
other free secular sites.
Linda Sangani, a single
Christian living in Biloxi,
Miss., says she met her fian-
c6 on a Christian online dat-
ing service.
"I thought it would be em-
barrassing or something
to put myself out there like
that and show the world I am
looking for a partner," San-
gani told The Christian Post.
"Online dating eliminates
the wasted time that hap-
pens when you go out. Chris-
tian sites make people an-
swer really specific questions
and then you are only talking
to people who are compatible
with you and believe in Jesus
Christ like you. Plus, I really
feel safe on a Christian dat-
ing site."

New Mt. Sinai Missionary
Baptist Church welcomes the
community to their Sunday
Bible School classes at 9:30
a.m. and 11 a.m. Worship Ser-
vice. 305-635-4100, 786-552-

The Heart of the City
Ministries invites everyone to
morning worship every Sun-
day at 9 a.m. 305-754-1462.

New Life Family Worship
Center welcomes everyone. to
their iWednesday Bible Study
at 7 p.m. 305-623-0054.

Christian Cathedral
Church presents their Morn-
ing Glory service that includes
senior citizen activities and
brunch every Friday at 10 a.m.
to 12 p.m. 305-652-1132.

Lighthouse Holy Ghost
Center, Inc. invites everyone
to their Intercession Prayer
Service on Saturdays at 10
a.m. 305-640-5837.

The Faith Church, Inc.
invites you to their service on
Sunday at 11 a.m. and their
MIA outreach service that pro-
vides free hot meals, dry goods
and clothes. Visit www.faith-
church4you.com or call 305-

Redemption Missionary
Baptist Church has moved
but still holds a Fish Dinner
every Friday and Saturday
and Introduction Computer
Classes every Tuesday and
Thursday at 11 a.m. and 4
p.m. Reverend Willie McCrae,
305-770-7064 or Mother An-
nie Chapman, 786-312-4260.

Company hosts bi-annual So. Fla awards ceremony

continued from 12B

company, presents the Pea'Ce
Awards to companies and indi-
viduals that work towards ini-
tiating community or individu-
al peace. This year's theme was
"She's Going Somewhere" and
awards were given to women of
South Florida who continue to

make a positive impact.
According to the CEO and
founder of Wingspan Semi-
nars, Priscilla Dames, such
acclaims are necessary since
"women to tend to sit back and
don't promote their own work
which may be one of the rea-
sons that there is a gender dis-
The event also allowed Wing-

span Seminars to introduce
their newest component, Wings
on Women [WOW] which offers
seminar training for women
focusing on their self-develop-
ment and empowerment.
Among the other honorees
recognized that night were
Rhonda Smith, founder of the
Breast Cancer Partner; Bar-
bara Reisberg of Reisberg Law;

Lorna Owens, host of "And the
Women Gather" radio show;
Grace O'Donnell, chairperson
of the Commission on Women;
Eileen Maloney-Simon, CEO of
YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade;
Debi Harris, the CEO of Wom-
en's Fund of Miami-Dade; and
Rhoda Shirley, executive direc-
tor of the Women's History Co-

Mentoring program calls for local women's participation

continued from 12B

today's generation.
The mentoring program's
kick off celebration was held
on Thursday, Sept. 22nd at
the Girl Power headquarters.
"One of the main reasons
are putting so much empha-
sis on the mentoring program
is because most of us who are
successful in life know that it
is because we were mentored,"

said Thelma Campbell, Girl
Power's president and CEO.
"In the culture of where we
are in Liberty City and Little
Haiti, some of that tradition
that we had is not here any:-
The goals of the newly-
formed Sister Circle Mentor-
ing Program are to improve
a girl's behavior in three pri-
mary areas: interpersonal re-
lationships, delinquency and
other harmful behaviors and

academic performance and
Funded by the Children's
Trust, Sister Girl Mentor-
ing is for girls ages 11 to 17
and is open to anyone who
lives in Miami-Dade County.
Girl Power has particularly
targeted girls attending lo-
cal high schools such as Edi-
son, Central, Northwestern
and Booker T. Washington.
Program mentors must be at
least 21-years-old, be willing

to commit to the program for
a year, have a clean criminal
history and participate in a
two-hour training seminar.
The program is looking for
"anyone who really loves kids
and, beyond that, women who
want to make a difference,"
said Kara Hart, Girl Power's
mentoring coordinator. Forty
girls have signed up for the
program so far.
For more information, call

Bishop Jakes featured at

AACC World Conference

Bishop T.D. Jakes will be among the speakers at the world
conference of the American Association of Christian Counselors
in Nashville.
The AACC, which has nearly 50,000 members, is holding the
event at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
Jakes is senior pastor of The Potter's House, a global humani-
tarian organization and 30,000-member church located in Dal-
las. A best-selling author and successful movie producer, Jakes
was named "America's Best Preacher" by Time Magazine.
His wife, Serita, will also be at the conference promoting her
novel, "The Crossing", which deals with post-traumatic stress

Getting fit with the Gospel

continued from 12B

at higher levels than the general
public, Appolon believes cures
lie in simple lifestyle changes.
But, "so many people are not
educated'about nutrition."
She has developed the Cre-
ating Healthier Churches of
South Florida campaign that
includes a 30-day program
where a church educates its
congregation about living a
healthier lifestyle. Members
then keep a record of the
changes they have made to
reach their goals. During lec-
tures she advises people to
eliminate refined sugars from

their diet, including juice
cocktails and sodas; reduce or
eliminate pork; drink more wa-
ter and get more exercise.
"A lot of people that were
part of the lecture said they
were very appreciative of her
knowledge," said Danndre
Clerveaux, a member of North-
side Seventh Day Adventist.
Clerveaux, who works as a
nurse, believes that churches
that preach healthy lifestyles
are on the right course.
"[The faith community] is
supposed to be a servant of the
community," she said. "I think
the church will play a pivotal
role in helping the community
learn how to be healthy."

-=*~~ ~ ~~ .**?;*i^
--' .- :' '
: ""- '"E .'


Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church is located at 10701
SW 184th Street in Miami.

Church hosts appreciation

continued from 12B
continue to grow," Upton said.
"As leaders we talk so much
about vision but coming into a
spot that already has such a
rich history, it's not about vi-
sion it's about letting people
see my heart and who I am."
He had a tough act to follow
as the church's previous pas-
tor, the Rev. Walter T. Richard-
son led the church with dis-
tiriction for 26 years.
"I had some big shoes to fill
following [him], but I see my
role as expanding what he
started," Upton said.

Upton, who previously served
at New Birth Baptist Church
in Atlanta, moved to South

Florida with his wife, Brianna,
and their three children. Set-
tling into a new area, different
schools and various routines
were not easy, but Upton be-
lieves it was for the best.
"The adjustment was diffi-
cult, but the crazy thing is it
has drawn us closer together
as a family," he said.
Now Fridays are designated
'Family Night' and Upton al-
ways makes sure he has an
evening scheduled for a date
with his wife.
Events honoring the pas-
tor will include: a pastor and
people picnic on Friday, Oct.
7th at 6:30 p.m.; and Sun-
day services featuring guest
speaker Rev. Denny D. Davis of
St. John Baptist Church, Oct.
9th at 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
For information, call 305-251-

Pastor spreads message of hope

continued from 12B

says were experiencing a dra-
matic rise in crime. Lemon de-
cided that what the community
needed to hear was a new mes-
sage: a message of hope, faith
and empowerment.
"I decided that I wasn't go-
ing to sit back any longer and
allow the community to take
going down any further," he
recalled. "I started teaching
them that if we take the gospel
to heart, we can want and do
and have anything we want in

our lives."
From speaking in local
parks, he founded the Believ-
ers Ministries in 1998. The
ministry began with a handful
of concerned parents has since
grown to include approximately
200 members. Lemon's messag-
es became so successful that
he decided to create a separate
ministry, Believe Your Dreams,
Inc., for his motivational min-
istry. He has also written and
produced an award-winning
documentary "Vision to Victory
Field of Dreams" and a best-
selling book.








BarackObama asks Supreme i -

Court to rule on health care A

By Stephen Collinson

President Barack Obama's
administration asked the US
Supreme Court to uphold his
historic health care law, likely
sparking an explosive legal
showdown in the heat of the
2012 election.
The legislation, passed in
2010, fulfilled decades of
Democratic dreams of social
reform, but was fiercely con-
tested by Republicans, and the
law is likely to emerge as a key
issue as Obama seeks reelec-
tion next year.
"We know the Affordable
Care Act is constitutional. We
are confident the Supreme
Court will agree. We hope the
Supreme Court takes up the
case and we are confident we
will win," said Stephanie Cut-
ter, a top Obama advisor.
The Justice Department
asked the Court to declare
the key provision of the new
law, requiring everyone to buy
health insurance by 2014 if
they can afford it, constitu-
Republican opponents of the

law say the government has
no power to compel people
to buy health insurance and
have vowed to repeal the law
in the courts and eventually
replace it through new legisla-
But Cutter argued that such
a view was "simply wrong"
because people who do not
buy insurance do not "opt
out" but hurt everyone else
because taxpayers end up
subsidizing their care when
they are taken to emergency
"Those costs $43 billion
in 2008 alone are borne by
doctors, hospitals, insured in-
dividuals, taxpayers and small
businesses throughout the
nationn" she said in a White
House blog post.
The White House also justi-
fies the individual mandate by
saying that without it, people
would wait until they get sick
to apply for coverage, which
would cause insurance premi-
ums for everyone to rise.
"We don't let people wait
until after they've been in a
car accident to apply for auto

insurance and get reimbursed,
and we don't want to do that
with health care," Cutter said.
The White House move came
after 26 states and small busi-
nesses called on the Supreme
Court to strike down the total-
ity of Obama's reform.
The petitioners also asked
for a swift Supreme Court
judgement, saying the "grave
constitutional questions
surrounding the ACA and
its novel exercises of federal
power will not subside until
this court resolves them."
The move followed an Au-
gust ruling by the Eleventh
Circuit appeals court, based
in Atlanta, that the individual
mandate exceeded Congress's
But the court ruled that the
remainder of the health care
law, which extended coverage
to an extra 32 million people
and was a long-held dream
of Democrats, was within the
bounds of the Constitution.
A number of other courts
have struck down challenges
to the law, making it inevitable
that the Supreme Court would

-AFP Photo/Scott Olson
Staff at a Chicago hospital treating a man in 2009. President Barack Obama's administra-
tion asked the US Supreme Court to uphold his historic health care law, likely sparking an
explosive legal showdown in the heat of the 2012 election.

eventually be called upon
to judge the law, possibly in
2012 amid the political heat of.
Obama's reelection campaign.
The Supreme Court must
first decide whether to hear
the case. Many legal experts
believe it will since lower

courts are in conflict on the
constitutionality of the law.
The central role of health
care in the US economy and
the life of the country would
also likely weigh in favor of the
court's nine justices taking on
the case.

If the court does decide to
weigh the case, arguments
would follow and the justices
would be expected to rule by
the end of their term in June
2012, in a judgement likely to
reverberate before the Novem-
ber general election.

Even pre-hypertension is stroke risk Study: Tobacco firms' own

If more studies agree, the threshold for

high blood pressure could be lowered

By Janice Lloyd

While high blood pressure
is considered the most impor-
tant risk factor for strokes,
new findings target even
slightly high blood pressure
as a danger.
People whose blood pres-
sure was above normal -
known as pre-hypertension
- were 55 percent more likely
to have a stroke compared
with people with normal blood
pressure, according to an
analysis of 518,520 adults
involved in 12 studies on
blood pressure and stroke
occurrence. The report was
published Wednesday online
in Neurology. One in three
adults in the USA has pre-
The authors suggest treat-
ments more aggressive than
altering lifestyle might be
necessary if future studies
support the findings.
Current treatments for
lowering pre-hypertension,
defined by a systolic blood
pressure (when the heart is
pumping) of 120-139 or a dia-
stolic blood pressure (when
the heart is at rest) of 80-89,
include losing weight, exercis-
ing, reducing salt intake and
stopping smoking. In addi-
tion, physicians might recom-

mend drug therapy for pa-
tients with pre-hypertension
plus other diseases, including
prediabetes and diabetes.
The findings are adding to
discussions about when to
start drug intervention, ac-
cording to Seemant Chaturve-
di, a doctor not associated
with the study.
Normal blood pressure is
below 120 (systolic) and below
80 diastolicc). Medicine for
lowering blood pressure isn't
typically started until patients
have hypertension -blood
pressure that is 140/90 or
But the numbers for hyper-
tension could fall. This kind of
adjustment happened with to-
tal cholesterol numbers: 240,
once considered an ideal total
number, gradually dropped to
below 200.
"It could be similar to what
happened with cholesterol
numbers," says Chaturvedi,
director of the stroke program
at Wayne State University
and a fellow of the American
Academy of Neurology.
"Everyone knows those have
been ratcheted down."
Pre-hypertension was
classified in 2003 by the
National Heart, Lung, and
Blood Institute's National
High Blood Pressure

The risk for people whose blood pressure was in the lower
pre-hypertension range (120-129) was 22 percent higher.

Education Program. Experts ,.
flagged it as a precursor
to hypertension but not
a risk factor for stroke -
and called for more studies
on the condition. The 12
studies reported on were all
completed after 2003.(AT)
Other findings:
People younger than 65
with pre-hypertension were
nearly 68 percent more likely
to have a stroke compared
with those with normal blood
The risk for people whose
blood pressure was in the
130-139 range was 79
percent higher than those
with normal blood pressure.
"Pre-hypertension is very
controversial," says the
study's lead author, Bruce
Ovbiagele, director of the

stroke prevention program at.
the University of California-
San Diego. "When it was first
classified, people accused
the experts of creating a fake
class of people all needing to
be on drugs."
Physician Karen Furie,
who was not associated with
study, said in an e-mail
that the 55 percent risk of
stroke is moderate and that
pre-hypertension is a "very
plausible" risk factor for
stroke, adding that it often
leads to hypertension.
"The significance of this
paper is that it represents the
synthesis of roughly a half-
million subjects," says Furie,
a fellow of the American
Academy of Neurology. "The
conclusions appropriately call
for additional studies."

To cut costs, companies help workers get healthy

Everything from

on-site docs to

gyms, chronic care
By Kelly Kennedy

Companies nationwide are
looking to trim their health
insurance costs by combating
chronic diseases such as di-
abetes, obesity and depression
- in their employees, corporate
and government officials say.
The need for such steps was
amplified again recently as a
new survey from the Kaiser
Family Foundation showed
that health insurance premi-
ums for families of four in-
creased nine percent this year.
"Just in the past six months
to a year, we've seen a much
bigger push toward addressing
health issues," said Joe Miller,
managing director of CHC Well-
ness, which helps companies
assess the health needs of their
employees. "What we're doing
now is not working."
The upward trend in health
care costs can't all be blamed
on growing doctors' bills. So,
employers have started to
provide on-site medical visits,
access to gyms, chronic-care
plans, smoking-cessation pro-
grams and even discounts for
those who buy a banana rather
than a cookie.

Costs can be up to 40 percent in one year for someone who
is overweight.

For an employer, costs can
be as much as 40 percent
higher in one year for someone
who is overweight because
of all the issues associated
with obesity, including diabe-
tes, back problems, asthma,
depression and heart disease,
said Kenneth Thorpe, who
co-directs Emory University's
Center on Health Outcomes
and Quality.
"Between eight percent and
20 percent of health care
costs is due to the persistent
rise in obesity," Thorpe said.
"Wellness could make a
As an example, he cited a
study he published in the
journal Health Affairs about an
evidence-based program that

reduced type 2 diabetes cases
by 71 percent in Medicare
beneficiaries older than 60.
It could save Medicare $2.3
billion over the next 10 years if
pre-diabetic beneficiaries were
enrolled, Thorpe said.
The U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
announced a further incentive:
It asked businesses to
participate in a project to
show what happens when
private insurers coordinate
with primary-care physicians
to address health issues.
This means personalized care
plans, electronic records and
preventive care, as well as
partnerships with large firms
that can offer incentives to
their employees.

Tire-manufacturing giant
Michelin North America
began providing preventive
care to all its employees three
years ago, as well as chronic-
care management for five
diseases. Before the program
started, only seven percent of
employees received basic care
for diabetes, said company
President Dick Wilkerson.
Now, nearly 100 percent do.
That cut health care costs for
those patients by about $700 a
year, he said.
Michelin now has primary-
care facilities at all of its major
workplaces for use by both
employees and their families,
Wilkerson said. Patients there
can expect a 25-minute visit
with a doctor instead of the
national average of about
seven minutes per visit.
They've seen a 30 percent
reduction in employees
classified as high-risk for
chronic conditions, as well
as an increase in people who
work out.
"Already, we've seen huge
reductions in our costs,"
Wilkerson said.
At health insurer WellPoint,
employees who receive
comprehensive primary care
from a company doctor have
helped cut health care costs
by 14 percent, said Sam
Nussbaum, its executive vice

research showed dangers

By Wendy Koch

Tobacco companies knew for
decades that cigarette smoke
was radioactive and potentially
carcinogenic but kept that in-
formation from the public, ac-
cording to a new study.
The tobacco industry began
investigations into the possi-
ble effects of these radioactive
particles, identified as poloni-
um-210, on smokers as early
as the 1960s. says the study
by UCLA researchers who ana-
lyzed dozens of previously un-
examined industry documents.
vl'velinoat'leen a docuherilt
before that's specifically cited
the indilstr.'s own internal re-
search finding that sufficient
levels of polonium-210 can
cause cancer," says Matt Myers
of the Campaign for Tobacco-
Free Kids. He says the study
reinforces the need for the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration
to scrutinize tobacco products.
This week, the FDA began
requiring tobacco companies
to disclose detailed informa-
tion about new products and
changes to existing ones. The
study, published in the peer-
reviewed journal Nicotine &
Tobacco Research, suggests

the FDA make removal of the
radioative particles from to-
bacco products a top priority.
"We used to think that only
the chemicals in the cigarettes
were causing lung cancer,"
said Hrayr S. Karagueuzian,
lead author of the study.
Now, Karagueuzian said, the
industry's own research shows
that polonium-210, absorbed
by tobacco leaves and inhaled

A inew study says tobacco
companies knew for de-
cades that cigarette smoke
was radioactive and poten-
tially carcinogenic. ,': -

by smokers, is dangerous. He
said UCLA researchers found
that the radioactivity could
cause 120 to 138 deaths for
every 1,000 regular smokers
over a 25-year period.
David Sutton, spokesman for
Philip Morris USA, the largest
U.S. tobacco manufacturer,
said the company does not add
polonium-210 to its products.
He said it's a "naturally oc-
curring element in the air" and
has been widely discussed by
the public health community
for years.

Gone but not forgotten?

Have you forgotten

so soon about your departed

loved one? Keep them in

your memory with an

in memorial or a

happy birthday remembrances

in our obituary section.

Call classified 305-694-6225


T!be tfliami Time.



Emergency care: What to expect in the ER

By Cindy Gill
Director ofEmergency Services
at North Shore Medical Center

Medical emergencies can be
unpredictable and sometimes
very traumatic. While no one
plans to visit the emergency
room of a hospital, it's helpful
if you know some things
ahead of time. It may even
make an unexpected trip at
least a little easier.
ERs are equipped to handle
most emergencies. Patients
usually arrive at the ER by
ambulance or by a friend or
family member. Sometimes

they may even drive
themselves! Patients who
arrive by ambulance or are
unconscious upon arrival are
usually assigned a patient bed
immediately. If someone else
brings you to the ER and you
are not unconscious, you will
first be brought to a waiting
room, where your medical
.condition can be assessed.
An emergency room doesn't
operate on a first-come, first-
served basis; instead patients
are seen based on severity
of injury or illness. Typical
Categories may include:
S immediately life-

P urgent but not immediately
life-threatening, and
*less urgent.
This categorization is
usually conducted by a triage
nurse and is necessary to
ensure that the most severe
patients are treated first. The
.triage nurse is usually the
first person you will see in
the ER. The nurse will check
your vital signs (temperature,
pulse, blood pressure, etc.)
and will get a brief medical
history, including information
on current treatments or

Once you see the triage
nurse you will usually have
to go through registration.
This is where you provide
details such as your name,
address, telephone number
and insurance information.
If your condition is life-
threatening or if you arrive by
ambulance, this step may be
done later at the bedside.
-The waiting times in an
emergency room vary from
hospital to hospital and day-
to-day. If you do have to wait
before being seen, remember
that the doctors arld nurses
are busy treating other

patients some of whom may
have a life-threatening illness
or injury. You may want
to bring a book, crossword
puzzle or other quiet activity
to help you pass the time in
the waiting area or for those
with non-life threatening
conditions; you can hold
a place at the ER online,
while waiting in the comfort
of your own home by using
the InQuickER service on
the hospitals website www.
There is a fee of $9.99 to use
.this service.
Once an emergency

physician is able to see you,
you will be brought to an
examination room. Some
emergency departments
break out their examination
rooms into various categories,
including a trauma center for
severely injured patients, a
fast track for minor injuries or
illnesses and an observation
unit for patients who required
prolonged treatment or several
diagnostic tests.
The emergency physician
will ask a lot of questions
about the circumstances
surrounding the injury or
Please turn to ER 198

CDC: Pools, fountains can spread disease

By Elizabeth Weise

The ground-level fountains
so popular with the grade-
school set can also be founts
of a rather nasty diarrheal dis-
ease caused by the microscopic
parasite cryptosporidium.
That's one lesson from a new
report from the Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention,
which found 134 disease out-
breaks associated with recre-
ational water from 2007-2008,
the most recent data available.
That's a 72 percent increase
from the previous report and
the largest number ever report-
ed in a two-year period.
Those outbreaks resulted in
at least 13,966 illnesses. Cryp-
tosporidium was responsible
for' 60 of the 105 outbreaks
that health officials were able
confirm in a laboratory, and
the largest number of victims,
Cryptosporidium causes
the diarrheal disease crypto-
sporidiosis. Both the parasite
and the disease are commonly
known as "crypto." It can cause
watery diarrhea and stomach
cramps and sometimes dehy-
dration, nausea, vomiting and
fever that last about a week.
For most people it is unpleas-
ant but'f6t daingerfd~, 'but in
the very young, the old 'nd
those with compromised im-
mune systems it can be more
Unlike many illnesses that

Whether the spread of diseases is becoming more common is unknown.

can be waterborne such as E.
coli, norovirus and shigella,
cryptosporidium is relatively
resistant to chlorine, the most
commonly used disinfectant in
"Crypto is pretty tolerant of
chlorine," says Michele Hlavsa,
chief of CDC's Healthy Swim-
ming Program. At the recom-
mended levels for pools, foun-
tains and water parks, one to
two milligrams of chlorine per
liter of water, the parasite can
live for three to 10 days, she
Between 1997-2008, 16 out-
breaks linked to fountains were

reported to CDC, 11 caused by
crypto. It was only in 2005 that
the Food and Drug Administra-
tion approved a treatment, so
prior to that very few people
were tested for it. It is spread
through fecal transmission. A
person will have "a fecal inci-
dent",in the water and then an-
other person will swallow water
from and get infected. "Crypto
usually causes very watery di-
arrhejt9tsi'tobody in the pool
will.know it's happening," says
Crypto outbreaks can be
very widespread. In 2008 Utah
had a statewide outbreak that


Not enough kids drink low-fat milk

Not enough children and
teens drink low-fat milk. a new
report from the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Pre-
vention reveals.
Drinking milk is important
for children's bone health.
but CDC experts advise that
although young people need
the calcium, vitamin D and
other nutrients found in milk,
children aged two and older
should consume low-fat milk
and milk products to avoid un-
necessary fat and calories.
The research, published in a
CDC report titled "Low-fat Milk
Consumption Among Children
and Adolescentsin the United
States, 2007-2008," showed
that about 73 percent of chil-
dren and teens drink milk, but
only about 20 percent of them
say they usually drink low-fat
milk (skim or one percent).
Meanwhile, the 2007-2008
National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey also re-

vealed that about 45 percent
drink reduced-fat milk (two
percent) and 32 percent re-
ported they drink whole milk
Older children and teens
drink low-fat milk more of-
ten than younger children.
Although 13 percent of lads
aged two to five usually drink
low-fat milk, 21 percent ofkids
aged six to 11 years said they
do, along with 23 percent of
teens aged 12 to 19.
Ethnicity and income also
seem to play a role in the'type of
milk children consume. White
children drink low-fat milk
more often than Black or His-
panic children. About 28 per-
cent of the white participants
said low-fat milk was their
usual milk type, compared
to just five percent of Blacks
and 10 percent of Hispanics.
Meanwhile, children and teens.
in the highest income category
reported drinking low-fat milk

more often than those in the
lowest income group.
In summary, the authors of
the report wrote. "The overall
low consumption of low-fat
milk suggests the majority of
children and adolescents do
not adhere to recommenda-
tions by Dietary Guidelines
for Americans, 2010 and the
American Academy of Pediat-
rics for all children aged two
years and over to drink low-
fat milk. Recently. First Lady
Michelle Obama's 'Lets Movel'
campaign and 'The Surgeon
Generals Vision for a Healthy
%.and Fit Nation 2010' have rec-
ommended promoting water
and low-fat milk and reducing
sugar-sweetened beverages as
components of comprehensive
obesity prevention strategies."
The report, by Dr. Brian Kit
and colleagues at the CDC's
National Center for Health Sta-
tistics (NCHS), is published in
a September NCHS Data Brief.

U.S. to make chips that detects toxins

By Reuters

ernment researchers plan to
design a chip that can check
whether new drugs are toxic
before they are tested in people,
potentially speeding up the de-
velopment of new therapies.
The chip would lump to-
gether human cells from the
liver, heart, muscles and oth-
er organs, then diffuse a drug
through them. Multiple read-
outs would then show how dif-
ferent proteins, genes and other
compounds in the cells react to
the medicine.
"If things are going to fail,
you want them to fail early,"
Dr. Francis Collins, the direc-
tor of the National Institutes
of Health (NIH), told Reuters.
"Now you'll be able to find out
much quicker if something isn't

going to work."
Collins said a drug's toxic-
ity is one of the most common
reasons why promising com-
pounds fail. But animal tests -
the usual method of checking a
drug before trying it on humans
- can be misleading.
He said about half of drugs
that work in animals may turn
out to be toxic for people. And
some drugs may in fact work
in people even if they fail in
animals, meaning potentially
important medicines could be
The project aims to bring to-
gether new knowledge from en-
gineering, biology and toxicol-
The cells in the chip will be
grouped next to each other so
they can interact, much as they
would in a human body. The
chip will be tested with drugs

that are known to be safe, and
those that are toxic, to look at
how the readouts compare.
The Defense Advanced Re-
search Projects Agency (DARPA)
and the NIH will each spend up
to $70 million over five years on
their own separate programs to
develop the chip.
They will also work with the
Food and Drug Administration,
the U.S. drugs regulator, which
could potentially use the chip
to test drugs during the ap-
proval process.
It takes an average of 15
years and more than $1 billion
to get approval to sell a drug
in the United States, accord-
ing to the drug industry group
"We know the development
pipeline has bottlenecks in it,
and everyone would benefit
from fixing them," Collins said.

caused 5,000 illnesses
infected individual can
to infect multiple other
sources, sometimes w
being aware of it.
There are ways to kil
tosporidium protozoa, i
ing ultraviolet light and
but they're both much
expensive than chlorine
rational water quality

Regulated at the federal level,
but by state or local agencies.
Some of the highest-risk
places to acquire a cryptospo-
ridium infection are the public
S sprinklers and fountains that
". are increasingly popular as
play areas for children.
S "These are the ones where
the kids sit on the nozzles,"
says Hlavsa. "They're often sit-
ting right on their diapers."
The fountains typically use
recirculated water, so "you can
see how once that water gets
contaminated, a lot of kids
could get exposed," she says.
People ill with diarrhea
shouldn't swim, and parents
should be extra careful if their
children are sick. Swim dia-
pers do not necessarily keep
the fecal matter from coming
into contact with the water.
"And to protect yourself, don't
s. One swallow the water. Don't bring
go on toys into the water that en-
water courage drinking water. Make
without sure you have other drinking
options," Hlavsa says.
1 cryp- Finally, everyone should
.nclud- shower or at least rinse off
ozone, before getting into the water.
More "Whatever is on your body is
e. Rec- going to go into the water that
is not gets on everybody's body."

In House Services:

* Transportation

* 24 Hour Service

* On Site Laboratory

* Access to Hospitals

* Personalized Care

In House Care:

* Pacemaker Checks

* Wound Care

* Geriatric Care

* Routine Visits

* Urgent Visits

In House Therapy:

* Preventative Medicine

* Vaccines

* Diabetic Education

* Health Education

Some women appear to be more sensi-
tive to the normal hormonal changes that
accompany menstruation, making them
more prone to premenstrual syndrome, the
womenshealth.gov website says.
Feeling depressed.
Experiencing anger or irritability.
Feeling anxious.
Being unusually sensitive to rejection.
Withdrawing socially.
Feeling overwhelmed.
Perimenopause is the term used to
describe the time just before your body
begins menopause and your menstrual
cycle ends. This is the lime when your
ovaries begin to run our ol ova (eggs),
and hormones begin to fluctuate due to
oncoming menopause.
Here is a description of what happens
during perimeriopause:
Estrogen and progesterone levels
fluctuate during perimenopause, but begin
to regulate near the end of this transi-
tional period. Hormone decreases begin
to occur more frequently and for longer
periods ol lime.
Lower levels of hormone production
evertujlly becomes permanent.
The menstrual cycle stops, and meno-
pause begins.

Your neighborhood

Medical Office Specializing

in the Geriatric Population

We Speak English
Nous Parlons Francais
Nou Pale Kreyol
Hablamos Espaiol
American Sign Language

Assistance to apply and
recertify for Food Stamps
& Medicaid

Free Transportation Available

PPMC North Shore

1190 N.W. 95th Street, Suite 310, Miami, Florida 33150






The Miami Times

Hea th

'" .^" '-

Sponsored by North Shore Medical Center
"Once You Know, It's Where To Go"


/ brings more





By Cari Nierenberg
A yawn could be more than a sign of
sleepiness or a show of boredom. A new
study suggests it could be a way for
your brain to cool off. According to this
brain-cooling theory; yawning pays off
because it helps control the tempera-
ture of your brain so you think more
Researchers also noticed seasonal
variations in the frequency of yawning.
People appear to yawn more frequently
in the winter after spending long peri-
ods of time outside in colder weather
than they do in the summer heat.
"People are less likely to yawn when
the surrounding air temperatures ex-
ceeds body temperature because taking
a deep inhalation of air warmer than *r
your own body would not result in cool- ,
ing," says Andrew Gallup, a postdoctor- '/ .$
al research associate in the department l -' '" '
of ecology and evolutionary biology at \
Pnnceton University in Princeton, N.J.
The study, which was published in
thejournal Frontiers in Evolutionary
Neuroscience. took place in Tucson,
Ariz., a climate where the thermometer
routinely exceeds human body temper-' ..
ature of 98.6 F. Researchers compared
S the rates of contagious yawning in 80 I
people who were outdoors in "winter
Please turn to YAWN 18B
.,';: i -- . .

Dads less likely to die of heart problems
The Associated Press fessor of medicine at the
University of Colorado,
Fatherhood may be a Denver.
kick in the old testoster- "This is a hot topic," Eck-
one, but it may also help el said. "I like this study be-
keep a .man alive. New re- .,- cause I have five children,"

By Reuters

Health problems are common among
premature babies, who are more likely
to die than their full-term peers during
the first few years of life and they
may also face slightly increased death
rates as young adults, a study said.
"This is an entirely new finding," said
Casey Crump of Stanford University,
whose findings are published in the
Journal of the American Medical As-
"Even people born just a couple
of weeks early had an increased risk

of mortality."
Previously, preemies were believed to
go on to have normal death rates once
they have survived their early years.
Crump, though, said the results,
based on Swedish data, should not
cause undue alarm.
"The absolute mortality was still less
than one per 1,000 people per year, so
it's very low," he added.
His team studied a' group of nearly
675,000 Swedes born between 1973
and 1979.
They found that children born be-
Please turn to PREEMIES 18B

search suggests that dads
are a little less likely to die
of heart-related problems
than childless men are.
The study -- by the
AARP, the government 'afid
several universities is
the largest ever on male
fertility and mortality, in-
volving nearly 138,000
men. Although a study like
this can't prove that fa-
therhood and mortality are
related, there are plenty
of reasons to think they
might be, several heart dis-
ease experts said.
Marriage, having lots of
friends and even having a
dog can lower the chance
of heart problems and car-
diac-related deaths, pre-
vious research suggests.
Similarly, kids might help
take care of you or give you
a reason to take better care
of yourself.
Also, it takes reason-
ably good genes to father
a child. An inability to do
so might mean a genetic

loirlo *'


weakness that can spell
heart trouble down the
"There is emerging evi-
dence that male infertility
is a window into a man's
later health," said Dr. Mi-
chael Eisenberg, a Stan-
ford University urologist
and fertility specialist who
led the study. "Maybe it's
telling us that something
else is involved in their in-
ability to have kids."
The study was published
online recently by the jour-
nal Human Reproduction.
Last week, a study by
other researchers of 600
men in the Philippines

found that testosterone,
the main male hormone,
drops after a man becomes
a dad. Men who started
* out with higher levels of it
were more likely to become
fathers, suggesting that
low levels might reflect an
underlying health issue
that prevents reproduc-
tion, Eisenberg said.
In general, higher levels
of testosterone are better
but too much or too little
can cause HDL, or "good
cholesterol," to fall a key
heart disease risk factor,
said Dr. Robert Eckel, past
president of the American
Heart Association and pro-

he joked, but he said many
factors such as job stress
Researchers don't know
how many men ered n
childless by choice
and not because of a
fertility problem.
affect heart risks and 'the
decision to have children.
Researchers admit. they
couldn't measure factors
like stress, but they said
they did their best to ac-
count for the ones they
could. They started with
more than 500,000 AARP
members age 50 and over
who filled out periodic sur-
veys starting in the 1990s
for a long-running re-
search project sponsored
by the National Can-
cer Institute.
For this study, research-
ers excluded men who had
never been married so
they could focus on those
Please turn to HEART 18B

Heart rate formula made for woman

By Peggy J. Noonan
Target heart rates for fitness and
heart health need a change, says
Ohio State University Medical Cen-
ter cardiologist Martha Gulati.
Exercise intensity should be high
enough to help yottr health but not
so high it endangers your health.
Widely accepted standard calcu-
lations used over the past 40 years
were based on male-only studies.
But "women are not small men,"
Gulati says. Women have a differ-
ent exercise capacity that should be
measured using a gender-specific
Gulati developed one in 2010
based on a study of 5,437 healthy
Chicago-area women ages 30 and
older. It tells women to take 88
percent of their age and subtract

it from 206 to find their maximum
heart rate.
Using the right calculation makes
a big difference, explains Julie
Ramos, a cardiologist at Montefiore
Medical Center in New York City.
At the gym, target heart rates
help determine how hard you need
to exercise to achieve an aerobic
workout or stay in the fat-burning
In the doctor's office, it shows
that women who can't reach the
old target heart rate are not at as
high a risk for cardiac events and
death as men who can't reach their
But some fitness experts don't
think the new formula is much of a
Asked what the new rate means
when women go to the gym, Carl

Foster, past president of the Ameri-
can College of Sports Medicine,
said, "Absolutely nothing."
The old formula (220 minus age)
was "an average of averages," ex-
plains Foster. Everyone knew it was
not very good, but it was a starting
And it did offer "a very quick way
for us to get in the ballpark," says
Walter Thompson, a Georgia State
University regents' professor in ki-
nesiology and health and the senior
editor of the ACSM's Guidelines for
Exercise Testing and Prescription,
8th Edition.
Missouri State University profes-
sor Barbara Bushman, who is also
an ACSM spokeswoman, allows
that target heart rate formulas can
be useful but says two other tests
Please turn to HEART RATE 18B

T.-...- :-, :.l
: .7": ""' : ...'
., ; .,i ':

a d M- l iwll 9li'al'- u i 1 -l- l4 -" i "

.... -.

Q ,,
ilT~: ~-1




Preemies face higher

death rates as adults

game-changer. II


.d g

!m t



Zi?41w, &ZI

By Ada Patricia Romilly, M.D.

An estimated 261,000 women and
nearly 2,000 men in the U.S. will be
diagnosed with breast cancer this
year It is the second most common
form of cancer in women, after skin
cancer. Last year, nearly 42,000
women were expected to die from the
October is National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month, and it's the perfect
opportunity for women and men to
take the time to learn about the im-
portance of early detection in the fight
against breast cancer.


Jackson Health System offers two
full-service breast centers, the Taylor
Breast Health Center at Jackson Me-
morial Hospital and the Comprehen-
sive Breast Center at Jackson South
Community Hospital. Both facilities
are equipped with state-of-the-art
technology to run tests including
digital mammograms and breast ul-
Patients can have all their proce-
dures performed in one day, under
one roof, without the need for follow-
up appointments. In most cases,
results of mammograms and other
tests are discussed with patients im-


mediately. A nurse navigator is also
assigned to help patients who have
been diagnosed with the disease by
arranging appointments with an on-
cologist and, if necessary, a surgeon.
What are the screening guide-
Women should begin performing
breast self-exams in the 20s. Your
healthcare provider can teach you
the techniques. Starting at age 40,
all women should have a screening
mammogram once a year. Patients
with a strong family history of breast
cancer should consult with their fam-
ily physicians as to the appropriate

age to begin annual mammograms.
What should I do if I find a lump?
Don't panic. Most lumps are not
breast cancer. Still, you should make
an appointment with a physician for
a check-up.
Though breasts can often be lumpy,
certain lumps feel like knots. These
types of lumps are more cause for
concern. They feel thicker, harder and
different from the rest of the breast.
Other warning signs are swelling;
warmth; redness or darkening of the
breast; change in its size or shape:
an itchy, scaly sore or rash on the
Please turn to CANCER 19B

Study: Different factors play a part when a person yawns

continued from 17B

conditions," in Tucson, mean-
ing milder temperatures and
slightly higher humidity, to
80 people in "early summer,"
which has hotter weather and
relatively low humidity.
Researchers asked people
walking on the street to com-
plete a survey about contagious
yawning. The questionnaire
included 20 photos of people
yawning, and contained ques-
tions about how long partici-

pants had been outside prior
to the survey, how much sleep
they had the night before, and
how often they yawned during
the experiment.
People yawn for two main
reasons: They do it sponta-
neously because of fatigue,
stress, changes in mental or
physical activity, and follow-
ing a circadian rhythm in the
body's internal clock, says Gal-
lup, the study's lead author.
Yawning can also be socially
contagious. Seeing, hearing,
reading, or thinking about

yawning can cause you to do
the same.
Scientists found that during
the winter, nearly half of the
study participants reported
yawning during the experiment
compared to about a quarter of
them in the summer. Yawning
also seemed to be linked to the
amount of time spent outdoors
exposed to those climate condi-
Gallup explains that yawn-
ing may act like a car radia-
tor by removing blood from the
brain that's too hot while intro-

during cooler blood from the
lungs as well as the arms and
legs. Much like an overheated
engine, an overheated brain
doesn't function well.
"Yawning functions to pro-
mote attention and mental ef-
ficiency by reinstating optimal
brain temperature," Gallup
points out. "So it should be
considered a compliment rath-
er than an insult."
If you yawned .while reading
this article, it could mean that
you're simply sharpening your
brain power to be more alert.

Major study proposes link between infertility, death in men

continued from 17B

most likely to have the intent
and opportunity to father a
child. Men with cancer or heart
disease also were excluded to
compare just men who were
healthy when the study began.
Of the remaining 137,903
men,' 92 percent were fathers
and half had three or more
children. After an average of
10 years of follow-up, about 10
percent had died. Researchers

calculated death rates accord-
ing to the number of children,
and adjusted for differences in
smoking, weight, age, house-
hold income and other factors.
They saw no difference in
death rates between childless
men and fathers. However,
dads were 17 percent less likely
to have died of cardiovascu-
lar causes than childless men
Now for all the caveats.
Researchers don't know how
many men were childless by

choice and not because of a fer-
tility problem.
They don't know what fertil-
ity problems the men's partners
may have had that could have
left them childless.
They didn't have cholesterol
or blood pressure information
on the men key heart risk
Less than 5 percent of partici-
pants were blacks or other mi-
norities, so the results may not
apply to them.
All those questions aside,

however, some prominent heart
experts were reassured by the
study's large size and the steps
researchers took to adjust for
heart disease risk factors.
"I think there's something
there," and social science sup-
ports the idea that children can
lower heart risks, said Dr. Eric
Topol, a cardiologist and genet-
ics expert at Scripps Health in
La Jolla, Calif. "Whether it's with
a pet, a spouse or social interac-
tion ... all those things are as-
sociated with better outcomes."

New heart recipe for women

continued from 17B

are better.
You assess how hard you're
working based on how you feel
in the perceived exertion test.
"Moderate" is good. Unless
you're an athlete, make "sort
of hard" your upper limit, Fos-
ter advises.
Your breathing is the telltale
clue in the talk test. Ideally,
you should be able to speak
in complete sentences without

breathing hard.
At the right intensity, Bush-
man says you should be able
to talk comfortably but not
Women who can't reach their
target heart rate using the old
formula should talk to their
doctors about the new rates
for women. But don't assume
the doctor knows about this,
Ramos cautions.
"Most practitioners may not
even be aware of the new stud-

Preemies raise infant mortality rate

continued from 17B

fore 37 weeks of pregnancy were
much more likely to die before
age five than others. That link
disappeared in late childhood
and adolescence, but then re-
emerged in early adulthood -
from 18 to 36 years.
The health problems linked
to earlier death included heart
disease, diabetes and asthma.
"It appears that some of these
causes have a long period of de-
velopment," Crump said.
Among young adults born at

22 to 27 weeks' gestation, the
death rate was 0.94 per 1,000
people per year. For those born
between weeks 37 and 42, con-
sidered full-term, the rate was
0.46 per 1,000.
According to Crump, between
12 and 13 percent of babies in
the U.S. are now born preterm,
and the rate of survival has
risen fast over the past few de-
"I think it's important to be
aware of the potential for an in-
creased risk of various health
problems through the life
course," he said.

Remember: see your

doctor for your

annual checkup!

Humana Family



~ ~ I~


- i
1. ,


n o9 Happy Birthday

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

05/04/25 -10/09/008

It's been three years since
you left us, but you live on in
our hearts.
The Hill and Thomas fami-

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

"Lin Jo"
12/25/61 10/05/10

It's been a year since you
were called home to be with
the Lord.
I was not there when you
took your last breath. What a
joy I felt when you assured me
that you made it home with
our Father.
That memory shall always be
with me. My heart still aches,


yet I know you've found eter-
nal rest!!! Missing you, Deb.

As a public service to our community,The Miami Times prints weekly
obituary notices submitted by area funeral homes at no charge.
These notices include: name of the deceased, age, place of death,
employment, and date, location, and time of service.
Additional information and photo may be included for a nominal
charge. The deadline is Monday, 2:30 p.m. For families the deadline is
Tuesday, 5 p.m.

We miss you, you will for-
ever be remembered in our
hearts and you will never be
From the Dean, Jenkins,
Jordan, Parker, Matthews,
Sanders, Johnson and Keith
families. We love you.

Musical program Georgia is coming
The Wimberly Sisters Out- GA., ReNew Gospel Sisters
reach Inc. are sponsoring a Macon, GA., The Wimberly
musical program on Sunday, Sisters, Smiley Jubiliars, Dy-
October 9, 2011 at Holy Cross manic Stars, Southern Echoes
M.B. Church, 1555 NW 93 Freeman Family, Pahokee and
Terrace at 2:30 p.m. many more.
The program will feature Come and get your praise
Adside Sisters Millageville, on. Free of charge.

New Providence celebrates anniversary
New Providence M.B. Church .
celebrates 51st anniversary and
the charter members salute _I
Sister Eubie Enright, 106 years
Rev. Charles Jones, Ruthie
Mae Jones, Louise Scott Mur-
ray, Ruby Shelley, Lillie Ruth
Jackson, Ruth Dixon, Geneva
Joseph, Rosseta Register, Iona
West, Hattie Johnson, Bennie
Granger, Sadie Mack, Annie
Graham, Rosie Booker, Ethel
Carr, Mary Helen Jones, Emma
Walker, Sybil Pearson, Isaac
Mae McKinney, and Eleanor
Brinson. Sister Eubie Enright

Preparing for an unexpected trip to your local emergency room

continued from 16B
illness. To help increase the
possibility of correct diagnosis
and treatment, you must be
sure to be completely truthful
about events and symptoms.

Your doctor may need to
order laboratory tests, X-rays
or other diagnostic tests.
You may need to wait in
the emergency room before
these special machines
are available and while the
results are processed and

You may be admitted to
the hospital if your medical
condition requires it.
Occasionally, the emergency
room physician may decide
to put you into a special room
for close observation. When

you are discharged from the
emergency room, you'll be
given written instructions on
your care at home including
instructions on following up
with your personal physician.
In addition to being familiar
with how the ER works,

you should be familiar with
a few things before a visit,
The fastest route to your
local ER
Emergency room procedures,
including who to check in with
and how to check a patient's

Visiting procedures
Also, keep in mind that ERs
can be very busy, with a lot
of people patients, nurses
and physicians. Remember
to stay calm and to be polite,
but assertive.

Getting tested: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

continued from 18B

nipple; nipple discharge that
starts suddenly; and new pain
that is concentrated in one spot
and does not go away.
What are the screening
Screening mammograms are

done on women who have no
signs or symptoms of the dis-
ease. For women who have de-
tected a lump or have another
sign of possible breast cancer,
diagnostic mammograms are
used. These take longer because
they require more x-rays of ad-
ditional angles of the breast.
If the mammogram detects

an abnormality, then an ultra-
sound can be done, followed by
a biopsy, if necessary.
The breast centers at Jack-
son Memorial and Jackson
South are equipped to provide
all these services for patients
in one day, without the need to
make additional follow-up ap-

For more information on the
Taylor Breast Health Center at
Jackson Memorial Hospital and
the services offered, visit www.
jhsmiami.org or call 305-585-
7410 to make an appointment.
The Comprehensive Breast
Center at Jackson South Com-
munity Hospital is located at
9380 SW 150th Street, Suite

y' ~-F~iLt

250. For more information, vis-
it www.jacksonsouth.org or call
Radiologist Ada Patricia Ro-
milly, M.D., is the medical di-
rector of breast imaging at the
Taylor Breast Health Center
at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
She specializes in mammogra-
phy, breast ultrasound, breast

LU ~a'

MRI and breast interventional
procedures, and also partici-
pates in clinical research in
breast imaging. A national lead-
er in the field of breast imaging,
Dr. Romilly has published nu-
merous studies in medical jour-
nals and is involved in develop-
ing guidelines for breast health
in the U.S.

The Miami Timeo




Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3rd Avenue

S Order of Services

F iO,. M.i" ,," l ,l ii (l r
Wt ,l i l ih m rI f ill.0j i ,
u P>Ul' iJuri, lh M.r.,,i,-V 6i T I

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

Mi'. ihru Frn khoon Da Prayur
Bible 1udyn, u i 1uI p m
Su'ni ly Wr 6i'k i II a an

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

New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral of Faith International
2300 N.W. 135th Street

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

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

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

Order of Ser
Sunday School 9:
Worship 11 a
bible Study, Thursdal
Youth Minisi
Mon.-Wed. 6p

I :ZKle

:45 a.m.
y 7:30 p.m.

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12th Avenue

_-Order of Services
ilrli WOrIh p oT.
urdao ihuult Pl a
: NBC 105dmn
lWohistp IIam Wor'hp 4 pr
S M,,,',,n ,r,d BOblW
(Hil, Tueday 30 p IT

Pato Dougla Cook Sr. '

3707 S.W. 56

. --

II or, T. i CI)ury h iSl ll i or Pa t ,/e c rI4

New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10th Avenue
n.J -fr-..:-

Suruer ot1 ervlces
uy uviduy wur,.,1 11) am
',u~ dy Orr,,g Wor.h,y 11am
Slutrdor P.ay Meer o r.g I l p m
Wedrnlday Bible -/udr i j0 i T

broke Park Church of Christ
th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023

Order of Services
Sunday: Bible Study 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday General Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Television Program Sure Foundation
My33 WBFS/Comcast 3 Saturday 7:30 a.m.
www.pembrokeparkchurchofchrist.com Dembrokeparkcoc@bellsouth.net


Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
15250 N.W. 22nd Avenue

Order of Services

ibCh h B leStudy 7 p.m.

Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville
2799 N.W. 46th Street

Order of Services
(,urt, ud',a, hdl 830 da

ouI P-a.ci iNoonOa Prye.r
Ip r. Ip al
i ngWorh.p Ipmo

First Baptist Missionary
Baptist Church of Brownsville
4600 N.W. 23rd Avenue
.Ii:lWEil IR tllZ rtt

Order of Services
'r da, 7 30& II tia .
,uIaday h:,.,I 10 m
nurdoa pIpm Bibl
'Sludyr Proartn M lt B I U
u.pl.a. MtunI, bllre
f.%,l 'un i 0 m

93rd Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93rd Street

Order of Services
S130 /Joa r, Earlo rnr g Wor.h.p
1 Mll IWoa Morr, i warh.p
I S.i.n.e ywort..p
I si & Jrd Sunjda p .T
Wlueay Bible Stlud i p ,
S ,b,,rie rmL or-

Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Avenue

Order of Services
Sunday SUrbil P 30 o a
om.rn. 9 Prau arutp II amn
FI l-. rnd Third 'iurdoa
SPrayer Meeting & B.ble rudy
ruelday 7 p m

Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court

Order of Services
Lord DOr a'idai y '.iholr 4 oTi
Surdlr MnllM.' Wi,,lhlp I ii
Sundaly me. Ieblr ud, pa
smndr de, Bible luyr 4 Ip a
Sunda ien.rg Worh.p 6 p a




' a ll 1 i -, m p l,- .
at 305-694-62?1 4

ETE~YI i~TZ~l T~

' 95A31248

/ I

Church D i^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^rectory^^__^^^^^_-/^


tIIi NA.lION'S #1 BI.A NC lVSI'A\t'l

Rev M ch el D.Sc ee

. I


Rev. Andrew F


n'f ri~qlm'.' i ll.I,

Bishop James Dean Adams ra



- _ _

Wright and Young
fire academy
retired firefighter
of Miami Dade
County of 32
years, died
30 at Jackson
Survivors include: wife, Coffee of 30
years, six children, two sisters, host
of grandchildren, neices, nephews,
family and friends.Viewing 2 p.m.,
Friday at Friendship M.B. Church.
Memorial service 6:30 p.m., Friday
at the church. Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday at 93rd Street Community
Baptist Church.

certified nurse
assistant, died -
October 3rd at;t
North Shore
Medical Center.
Service 2
p.m., Saturday
at Memorial
Missionary Baptist Church.

retired nursing
assistant, died
September 29
at Memorial
Hospital I .
Survivors are
two sons,
Rev. Jeffrey
A. Roberts and Terry (Peggy)
Roberts; two brothers, Bobby
(Elizabeth) Shipmon and Billy
(Mary) Shipmon; two sisters, Edna
(Johnel) Brown, Mary Denson,
and one granddaughter, Terri P.
Roberts. Public viewing 10 a.m. 8
p.m., Friday at Wright and Young.
Service 1 p.m., Saturday at New
Providence M.B. Church, 760 NW
53 Street, Miami.

died October
2 at Jackson
North. Survivors
are his wife, '
Lucille Y. Sexton
and a host
of family and
friends. Service
10 a.m., Saturday at New Mount
Moriah Missionary Baptist Church,
6700 NW 14 Avenue, Miami.

DEBORA A. LANG, 46, school
teacher, died
October 1. _
Viewing 5-8
p.m., Friday,
October 7 at
Peaceful Zion
M.B. Church -
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday at
Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist

47, legal
secretary, died
September 28
at UM Hospital.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at Mt.
Olivette M.B.

domestic worker, died October
3 at University of Miami. Service
11 a.m., Tuesday, October 11 at
Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist

LEON STEVENS, 74, skycap,
died October 2 at home. Remains
are being shipped to Leggette
Trot Funeral Home in Loris, South

September 27 at Kendall Regional
Hospital. Services were held.

September 27 at home. Services, 1
p.m., Thursday at Sweet Home
Missionary Baptist Church.

LORIS J. PETTY, 67, retired
teacher, died October 3rd at South
Miami Hospital. Service 11 a.m.,
today in the chapel.

Place your

Hadley Davis
GREENE MARTIN, 80, bus driv-
er, died Septem-
ber 25 at North
Shore Hospital.
Service 11 a.m.,
Thursday at Jor-
dan Grove Mis- I
sionary Baptist ,.'


died Septem-
ber 30 at home.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
New Birth Bap-
tist Church.

ETTA MAE BROWN, 63, house
keeper, died
September 27
at Aventura
Hospital .
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday in the


2 at


Ho s p i t al.
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday in the

DERWIN JONES, 44, recruiter,
died October 1
at Longwood
Manor Hospital
in Los Angeles.
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday at
New Jerusalem
Primitive Baptist *

service worker,
died October
2 at home. Ar-
rangements are

October 2 at Jackson North Hospi-
tal. Arrangements are incomplete.

Gregg L. Mason
beautician, died
30 in Chester, C
Visitation 5 7 .
p.m., Thursday,'
October 6 at i
Gregg L. Mason
Funeral Home.

at Bible Baptist Church.

died October
1 at home.
Survivors are
sons, Daniel,
Darnell, Henry,
William, and
Hiram. Service
10 a.m.,
October 8 at New Shiloh M. B.

Florida Cremations

employed, died
21 at home.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at New
Union Grove
MB. Church.

food nutrition
worker, died
October 1 at
home. Service I
11 a.m.,
Saturday at St.
Luke Baptist .

PEARL BUSH, 70, homemaker,
died September
29. Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at Antioch of
Miami Gardens.

fc- ^,



52, caterer, S..
died September
30 at Jackson IH
Memr o r i a I


46, retail
died September
28 at Aventura
Services were


Iw w

Hall Ferguson Hewitt
driver, died
September .i
28 at Jackson
H o s p i t a I .
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at St.
Paul A.M.E.

died September
27 at North ,,
Shore Hospital.
She leaves
to chrish her
her husband, -
John Arthur
daughter, Geraldine Roberson
Alza; son, John Calvin Roberson.
Viewing 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Thursday at
Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt. Service 11
a.m., Friday at Northside Seventh
Day Adventist Church, 1769 NW
119 Street.

"BO", 81,
retired, died
September 27 at
home. Service
11 a.m., October
7 at Friendship
Baptist Church,
740 NW 58
Street, Miami.

nurse, died September 29 at home.
Service 11 a.m., Saturday at First
Baptist Church of Brownsville.






89, retired
of Holmes
Elementary .nt
School died
October 3.
include: daughters, Regina
Jollivette Frazier and Cleo L.
Jollivette; son, Cyrus M. Jollivette;
brother, Garth C. Reeves Sr.,
publisher emeritus of The Miami
Times; four grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; many
cousins; and other relatives and
friends. Memorial remembrances,
litany and visitation will be held
on Thursday Oct. 6, at 6:30
p.m. Funeral service 10 a.m.,
Friday. All services will be held
at The Episcopal Church of the

died September
27 at Jackson
Memorial North.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
Solid Rock

struction worker,
died September
24 at Jackson
Memorial Hos-
pital. Service 10
a.m., Saturday
at Jordan Grove

Allen and Shaw
WAYMOND L. SCOTT, 24, died
August 15 at
North Shore.
Services were



sistant house-
keeper, died Oc-
tober 1 at Aven-
tura Hospital.
Service 2:30
p.m., Saturday
at Dayspring
M.B. Church.

died September
29 at home in
West Palm
Beach. Theo-
dore leaves to
cherish his
memories are
son, Roosevelt

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


- ',


Sheriff; three daughters, Gloria
Sanders, Theodora Shepherd and
Ina Clarke; nineteen grandchil-
dren; twenty-two great grandchil-
dren; one great great grandchild;
four brothers; five sisters; and a
host of other loving relatives and
The wake will be Friday, October
7, 2011 at 6 pm at Mitchell Funeral
Home Chapel 8080 NW 22 Ave.
Service 10 a.m., Saturday at St.
Mark Missionary Baptist Church
1470 NW 87 Street, Miami.


LOIS COHEN, 85, registered
nurse, died September 14 at Vitas
Hospice. Services were held.

GARRY CARR, 57, landscaper,
died September 15 at home.
Services were held.

GLORIA HUBER, 87, sales, died
September 22 at Florida Medical
Center. Services were held.

ANNA BUSH, 86, school
secretary, died September 28 at
Active Senior Living Residence.
Services 11 a.m., Tuesday in
Philadelphia, PA.

sends a special thank you
to friends and neighbors for
your kindness during the lost
of our loved one.
The Miami Northwestern
Class of 1964. You are awe-
some. God bless.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


06/12/80 10/07/10

Gone, but not forgotten.
Rest in peace.
Your mom, Claudette.



+ Air fare


from $1,695

Funeral Merchandise and Casket Sales
Monuments Grave Markers
A.\n Funeral MRerchandise



6871 Bird Road Miami, FL 33155
305-667-2997 cell 305-910-4169

151 NW 37 Ave. 33125


Cremation Process

Burial with casket from

World Wide Shipping

Funeral with cemetery space from

Cremation with viewing

__ I __

i -

I s






ifesty e




Diva, chanteuse, I

spiritual wonder



By D. Kevin McNeir

Maryel Epps has performed with
some of the greatest entertainers
of the day: Billy Taylor, Bob Dylan,
SChaka Khan, Dizzy Gillespie,
David Bowie and Patti Labelle.
She's even had one of her musi-
cal dreams come true, opening for
Prince at the Glam Slam on South
Beach. And while she can do it all
- from jazz to blues to R&B she
says the total concept of herself
and her music are firmly rooted in
gospel. Perhaps that's why she has

become so popular here in Miami
as the featured solo artist at City
Hall The Restaurant, located at
20th Street and Biscayne Blvd.
Listening to her sing, one can eas-
ily understand why she is being
referred to as South Florida's most
exciting diva.
"When people ask me about my
age, I simply say, 'I am ageless I
am the body electric," she said.
"As for my career, I can only say
that I am blessed and happy that
miracles do manifest. I am so in a
consciousness of gratefulness
Please turn to EPPS 4C



pays homage to her

lineage on new album

By Brett Johnson

Lalah Hathaway has perhaps
one of the most undeniable
pedigrees in all of soul music.
Her father is the late R&B
icon Donny Hathaway. But
Lalah hasn't used familial
bona fides as a crutch.
Since her self-titled 1990 de-
but, the First Daughter of Soul
has strung together a vibrant,
if under-appreciated, catalog of
albums dominated with sultry
ballads, moody jazz-blues
numbers and some solid mid-
tempo R&B.
The Grammy-nominated
singer's latest and sixth solo
disc, Where It All Begins, is a
decidedly bright effort, featur-
ing party starting first single
"If You Want To," the high-en-
ergy love anthem "My Every-
thing" and the positive vibes of
the title track.
The album is set for release
on October 18, just a little
over two weeks after her father
would have turned 66.
"He's definitely with me when
I'm playing music, without a
doubt," she said.
What does the title "Where It
All Begins" mean?
I'm at the beginning of know-
ing what my art really is. This
record feels as close to the
experience of making the first
record as any album I've made.
Everybody is an artist in his

own way, like everyday you
go out in the world and create
art, which is your life. With
20-21 years making records,
I'm really'feeling at the top of
my game. Sometimes there
are times when you work and
you're just walking around in
circles. Now there's a feeling of
newness, a feeling of renais-
sance, a feeling of readjusting,
a feeling of wow, feeling it's
new to. me again.
Ever imagine what your mu-
sic would sound like if he lived
longer to witness your success?
It's an incredible thought, an
unfortunate thought. I really
feel like I am on an incred-
ible path and it starts with
my mom and dad. I'm on this
path because it's where I'm
supposed to be, whether or not
he's actually here on the earth.
He's definitely with me though
when I'm playing music, with-
out a doubt.
Like your father, your sing-
ing style often swells with raw
emotion. What do you think
of today's R&B where voices
sound more mechanized?
That is who I am. I didn't
come in this sort of era of
radio. It's cool. I like some of
the stuff. Back in the day, the
approach used to be about the
artists. The record used to be
about the artists. I like a good
blend of what's old and what's
Please turn to HATHAWAY 4C


TV One's hit

'Life After' begins

its third season

Everyone has their is-
sues, even celebrities.
For two seasons, TV
One's hit show "Life After"
has chronicled the turn-
ing points in the lives of
boldfaced Black celebri-
ties, while also showing
how each one survived and
even thrived after deal-
ing with tough times. This
year, "Life After" has its
most compelling group yet.
From TV stars with waning
careers who then triumph
in other areas to singers
dealing with mental health
issues, the third season of
"Life After" is full of people

who overcome.
"'Life After' has been im-
mensely popular with TV
One's audience in its first
two seasons, as it balances
joyous moments with pain-
ful memories and success-
fully captures how those
featured have both cel-
ebrated and enjoyed their
fame and endured their
darkest hours," said TV
One Executive Vice Presi-
dent of Original Program-
ming Toni Judkins.
The third season of "Life
After" debuted on TV One
recently with the story of
Please turn to TV ONE 2C

ABC Family cancels

Raven-Symone comedy

'The Color Purple' finally released as an e-book

By Hillel Italie

Walker's "The Color Purple," a
Pulitzer Prize winner in 1983
and still a widely taught and
talked about novel, is finally
coming out as an e-book.
But not through a tradition-
al publisher.
Open Road Integrated
Media, the digital company
co-founded two years ago by
former HarperCollins CEO
Jane Friedman, has reached
an agreement with Walker to
release the electronic version
of "The Color Purple" and
most of her other work.
New editions of "The Color
Purple" and the novels "The
Temple of My Familiar" and
"Possessing the Secret of Joy"
were released last Tuesday.
On Nov. 22, eight more books
will be published. The e-books
will include author interviews,
photographs and personal
"I love reading a good book
while flying through the air,"
Walker said in a statement.


away places I dreamed of as a
child: India, Australia, Bali,
South Africa, Iceland, etc.
On each journey I've carried
books. Books that taught me
a lot, while engaging my sense
of wonder, but that got heavier
and heavier! Open Road
promises to be a way for my

books to accompany travel-
ers on their own journeys of
exploration and learning."
Open Road has previously
acquired e-rights to such
best-sellers as Pat Conroy's
"The Prince of Tides" and Wil-
liam Styron's "Darkness Vis-
ible" by offering royalty rates
of 50 percent, double what
traditional publishers usually
offer, and by promising ag-
gressive promotion.
"Open Road has the best
technical know-how and
best forward-moving energy.
I love the way all the people
I've worked with express and
carry themselves: with con-
fidence and enthusiasm but
also with a sense of experi-
ence. They have a track
record," Walker said. 4
"If this were not
enough, there is a sense,
lacking often in publish-
ing, of connectedness
with the author, of all of
us being in this adven-
ture together, waiting it
to be the best."
Walker's ..

agent, Wendy Weil, wrote in
an email that "with e-book
publishing bursting into
popularity during the last two
years, this seemed -to be the
perfect time and e-publisher
to market her backlist suc-
cessfully." Walker is best
known for "The Color Purple,"
Please trun to WALKER 2C

Raven-Symone is finding
out the hard way that grow-
ing up is hard to do.
The actress who first
gained popularity as the
adorable moppet on "The
Cosby Show" and became
a squeaky-clean tween fix-
ture on the Disney Channel
is finding the road to more
adult projects a bit bumpy,
despite attracting attention
for a slimmed-down fig-
ure after losing about 40
Her latest project was
"State of Georgia," an ABC
family comedy that starred
Raven-Symone as an aspir-
ing actress who leaves the
South to become a big star.
The comedy, which ran last
summer, was canceled Fri-
day after failing to attract
The cancellation is the
latest in a string of notable
stumbles, including a movie
flop ("College Road Trip"),
an aborted "pajama party"
stadium tour and a low-
selling album. In the series,
Raven-Symone continued
much of the over-the-top
mugging in display in
"That's So Raven," one of
the longest-running hits on
the Disney Channel.

During an interview with
The Times in July to pro-
mote the series, the actress
was a bit testy and abrupt,
downplaying her career
shortfalls and declining to
discuss her strikingly dif-
ferent appearance. "I'lost
the weight by accident," she
said bluntly.
In other ABC Fam-
ily news, the network has
renewed "Make It or Break
It" and given a back-order
pickup to its new drama,
"The Lying Game." Execu-
tives also announced the
development of four new pi-
lots including two comedies
and two dramas.



A new journey of happy
beginnings included the
uniting of Laverne M. Moore
and Keith A. Shephard in
holy matrimony at Redland
Golf and Country
Club, last Saturday,
before a host of family,
church members, and
Keshia Williams,
coordinator, took
the time to line up
the parents for their
entrance into the
clubhouse, while
Dr. Loretta Amica,
officiator, positioned herself
under the white arc and
behind the microphone.
When the DJ played the
music, Dr. Inez Rowe,
grandmother of the groom,
started the procession, as
she walked down the aisle to
her respective seat.
She was followed by
Varnessa Milton,
godmother of the
bride and L.J. and
Patricia Green,
parents of the bride.
They all took part in
the Candle Lighting
Ceremony. STOCKI
Others that
followed were bridesmaids
and groomsmen beginning
with Sanja Williams, maid
of honor; Jason Williams
and Willie King, best men;
Marshel Davis and Steven
Bradshaw, Lynell Edgecomb
and Corey Green, Lucretia
Hughes-Hardy and Larry
Green, Octavia King and
Larry Green, Jr., Ytima

Sony and
Atravis Smith,
Buffy Hughes-
Utyer and
Lucson Sony.
Latrivia McLKean,
Jr. Bridesmaid and
Shermarke Bowens,
Jr. Groomsman;
Aniyah Green,
Shadow Bride
and Khumori
Shephard, ring
SHALL bearer; Sha'Mauri
Alexander, Milan
Hardy, Rikca Rowe,
and Akili Smith, flower girls;
Arthur Pless and' Marcus
Reese, hosts, and Chifflon
When the music, "When
I Find You" was played,
the bride was escorted by
her father. She joined her
husband-to-be as
they listened to Dr.
Amica giving explicit
instructions about
marriage and what
to expect during the
vows of commitment,
nuptial rings and
exchange, prayer of
)ALE blessings by Verthelia
McCoy singing "The
Lord's Prayer," while Elder A.
Amica and Bro. Corey Percy
provided the communion and
Bishop Percy McCoy added
the prayer to the service.
Pronouncement of
marriage followed, and the
presentation of Mr. and Mrs.
Keith A. Shephard as they
jumped over the broom.
They led the entourage

. . .-


to the reception 8.
and celebration. At
the reception, the
newlyweds had their
first dance, followed
by toasts from the
maid of honor and
best men. At the end
of the evening, the
bride and groom took WIL
the time to thank
their parents and friends for
taking part in their special
Dr. Enid C. Pinkney,
founder of the Historical
Hampton House Trust;
Charlayne Thompkins, and
Ms. Rolle, volunteer,
shared an exhilarating
period when the
message from the
e-mail indicated a
"no hold" on the
project, according
to Hugo Velezquez,
project manager, and
the awarding of two
grants: One from the JEN
United States Tennis
Association (USTA) for $7,500
and the other grant of $5,000
from Miami-Dade County's
Office of Cultural Affairs to
produce "Bridging Classics of
the Past with Classics of the
As a result, The USTA
Award will allow Thompkins,

S Willie Marshall,
S Larry Pye,' and Dr.
Pinkney to set up a
tennis program under
Coach Paul Johnson
at Pepper Park.
According to
? Thompkins, she
would collaborate
.SON with USTA and set
up a tournament
for November 11-13. The
tournament will include boys
and girls 10-16 Singles, Men
and Women's Singles, Men
and Women's Doubles and
Mixed Doubles at various
levels. For more information,
call 305-638-5800 or 305-
The concert for
the annual Messiah
is being planned for
Sunday, December
11 at the Church
of the Incarnation
with a 100-voice
choir consisting of
professional youth
NKINS and adults. Since
it's going to be a
community-sponsored event,
professional singers are
allowed to audition for the
respective parts. Rehearsals
will commence on October
6th at Church of the Open
Door under Dr. Nelson Hall,
featuring hip-hop violinist,
Jeffrey Hughes from Denver,
Colorado. Admission is free
and youth groups from the
community are invited.
Congratulations go out
to committee members
consisting of Dr. Cynthia
Clarke, William E. Clarke,
Fr. Hayden Crawford,
Thompkins, Dr. Pinkney,
Erslyn F. Anders, Alfreda
Brown, Catherine Carter,
Rev. James Bell, Carolyn
Stanford-Adams, Dr. Rosa

Harvey Pratt, and Dr.
Herman Dorsett.

Hats off to the Seaboard
Missionary Baptist
Association's Young People's
Department for their Men in
Motion March, last
Saturday, at Greater
New Bethel MBC with
Rev. Dr. G. David
Horton, pastor.
This organization is
emulating similar
groups as Mary Dunn
and Gems and Gents;
Dr. Ivas Richardson TUR
and the B'ettes;
Claudia Slater and the
Buds Of Spring; T. Eilene
Martin-Major and the Men of
Tomorrow under The Egelloc
Civic and Social Club; and
Congresswoman Frederica
S. Wilson and The 5000 Role
Models of Excellence.
Motivating these
young men are Min.
John Ray, Sr.,
Brandon Singletary,
young men of
Greater New Bethel
MBC, young Men ,t.
of Friendship MBC, -
Min. Laster Wilson, WILL
Sr., Olga C. Williams,
Barbara A. Duncan, Dr.
Nettle J. Smoot, Dr. Horton,
and Rev. Dr. Alphonso
Jackson, Sr.
Men in Motion Ministry
indicates: "We will do more
than care..We Will Help, We
will be more than fair..We Will
be Kind, We will do more than
forgive, We will Forget...We
will do more than dream...We
will work...We will do more
that earn, We will enrich...
We will do more than give, We
will serve..We will do more
than Live, We will grow..We
will be more than Friendly,

I BAA .o.i g

Our Dade County Public
Schools Superintendent
Alberto Carvalho celebrated
his birthday last Friday
night at the Betsy Hotel after
spending the day at the White
House where he was visiting for
an education consultation. He'
recently spoke before Congress
about the needs for changes to
the No Child Left Behind Act,
and because of his testimony
he was invited. Carvalho was
serenaded by Jenny Love, a
Miami Northwestern graduate.
Love was a first place winner
at the Miami International
Song Festival. Congratulations
Jenny, keep up the good work,
Writing 'about the lovely
wedding of Kathy Wyche
Latimore son, Charles and
Charlene Mayah married in
Ashburn, Virginia. Samuel
Latimore, father of Charles
also was in attendance at
his son wedding. Sorry, I
inadvertently left his name out
of my column when I wrote of
all those who attended.
Get well wishes goes out to
all of our sick and shut ins:
Yvonne Johnson-Gaitor,
Mary Allen, Lillian E.
.Davis, Naomi Allen-Adams,
Jacqueline F. Livingston, Sue
Francis, Mildred "PI" Ashley,
Edythe Jenkins-Coverson,
Terri Lynn Kelly, Willie

Reed Williams,
Inez McKinney
Ernestine Ross-
Collins, Maureen
Bethel, Evangeline Gibson,
Thedore Dean, Hansel Higgs,
Gloria McWhirter, Joyce
Gibson-Johnson, Frankie
Rolle and Leila O'Berry. Do
hope you all are improving.
Congratulations. to Alstene
Lynch-McKinney, who is
working with the SPSRC
Denny's Single Parent Student
Resource, which will ensure
academic success, assist
with parental responsibilities,
foster a relationship with
those who have the same goal
and give guidance, hope and
encouragement to parents as
they continue their education.
The center is open Monday
thru Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The .phone number. is 305-
332-1753. Our children are in
great need of more education
beyond 12th grade plus so
many are not getting their
The Miriam Kemp Stirrup
Beacon Award sponsored by
St. Theresa's Chapter will
be presented on October 16
during the 10:45 a.m. church
service at Saint Agnes. You are
cordially invited. Lona Brown
Mathis is the president.
Hearty congratulations to

Keh-Ara Kirkland Hendrieth,
who graduated from Stetson
College of Law in St.
Petersburg. Keh-Ara passed
the bar in 2011 and was sworn
in September 23rd. She now
works in the State Attorneys
office in Tampa as a Public
Defense Attorney. She is the
wife 'of Jordan Hendrieth,
the daughter of Mark and
Lorraine Sims-Kirkland and
the granddaughter of Lorenzo
and Theadoria Sims.
Miami Northwest Chapter
of #4686 of the American
Association of Retired People
(AARP) met in Los Angeles,
California last week. Among
those attending from Miami
were Nancy Dawkins, Martha
Day, Helen Austin, Lillie
Williams, Jessie and William
Pinder, Mary McCray, Ethel
Smith, Jessie Sandiland,
Jaunita Hooks, Ida Cash,
Rosa Storr, Hazel Bohannon
and Juanita Kelly.
Leroy Jones gave The
Miami Times a thank you for
its 89 years in publishing
our newspaper and being
named the best Black weekly
in the country by the NNPA
organization. Jones is heard
on Thursday afternoon on
Many Miamians have been
asking about former school
teacher and businessman
David "Captain" Curry.
We located the rabid FAMU
booster at an assisted living
facility in Miami Gardens. His
cell phone number is 954-830-

Show that chronicles celebrities returns to TV

continued from 1C

Jackee, the actress best known
for her work on "227" and)"Sis-
ter, Sister."
Here are some of the other
celebs to be featured this sea-
son on "Life After."
Danielle Spencer: Spen-
cer achieved TV icon status at
the tender age of 11 as sharp-
witted Dee on "What's Hap-
peningl". But in 1977, Spen-
cer and her stepfather drove
across a highway medium
into oncoming traffic. Spencer
was severely injured, and her
stepfather was killed. Spencer
eventually returned to work
on "What's Happeningl" and is
now a veterinarian.
Ginuwine: After his big hit
"Pony," Ginuwine dealt with
depression, drugs anrd alcohol
after losing his father to sui-
cide and his mother to cancer

in the same year. Eventually,
he got help and is now shar-
ing his story, including how he
came back from the brink of
Christopher Williams: After
his success as one of Uptown's
early artists and his starring
role in "New Jack City," Wil-
liams faced both professional
and career setbacks. Now he's
back acting in stage plays and
with new music. He shares the
story of his comeback in the
new music industry and how
he held on to his talent to keep
Countess Vaughn: She won
"Star Search" at age 11 and
has been d i;'ig, and ',iringi
ever since. From '*M.Wr.I.,"
to I,'r Parkers," Vmghn ln ns
had both einorou t i uiicciri
and enorniouts tl i iphlr-. e-
pecially with 'lf ehlerm,
Now sheik tells tihe ( oiry tf h ow
she tritumpierld oiver dlivoi'tF

and her own issues to finally
achieve self love.
Antonio Vargas: Antonio
Fargas became a '70s icon
with his portrayal of the pimp
Huggy Bear on the classic TV
show "Starsky and Hutch." To
another generation, he's better
known as Doc from "Every-
body Hates Chris." After four
decades, he's still in the game,
something not many others
who started when he did can
Jayne Kennedy: The first
Black to win the Miss Ohio
crown, Jayne Kennedy broke
boundaries and was well
known as a beauty in her '80s
heyday. As co-anchor chair at
CBS's "NFL Today," she was
one of the first Black women
to host a sports show. Despite
m'andal Iand illness, Kennedy
has v.,ir.. on to raise a family
neidl i" itivolved with several
W7iw vftlirIrue,

Award-winning book takes over another medium

continued from 1C

set in rural Georgia in the
It was adapted into a 1985
Steven Spielberg film of the
same name and more recently

into a Broadway musical.
As the digital market rapidly
grows, agents and publish-
ers have disagreed over older
books, with agents saying that
the contracts did not cover e-
books because the format didn't
yet exist and publishers saying

such rights were implicit.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
which originally published "The
Color Purple" and the other
works being issued electroni-
cally by Open Road, did not
immediately return phone and
email requests for comment.

__~_____~~__~_____~_~~_ _~~___~__ _~__~_~_~______________~__~__~_________~ _~_~~ ~_~ ____ ~_ __~_~~~_

We will be a friend..and We
are more than just men, We
are Men In Motion!"

The Appointed Gospel
Singers of Miami celebrated
their newest CD, "Let's
Shout," last Saturday,
at El Palacio Resort
Hotel in Miami
Gardens. Some of
those who made this
happen was Wendy
Goins, producer;
Julio Ferrer, sound
technician/ engineer;
RNER Brannon E. Davis,
percussionist; Jackie
D., percussionist; and Joe
Riley, emcee.
The Appointed Gospel
Singers got started back
in the 60's when Seretha
Strachan trained all of the
potential singers and their
growth is evident
Others on the
.. program included Rev.
SAngela Hurst, Deacon
James Cooper, and
Goins who gave a pep
talk to the singers as
they introduced as
IAMS Joyce Stockdale,
lead soloist; Zelma
Jenkins, Evelyn Turner,
Lauaretta Williams, Sheila
Wilson, Audley Sears, and
Roberta Marshall.
Among the audience
was Geraldine McElroy-
Wilson, who took the time
to announce her North
Dade classmate, Mathew
Stevens, who rose to Fourth
District Court, along with her
grandson, Wesley A. Cargill,
is a member of the FAMU
Marching 100 and she is a
business manager with the
Appointed Gospel Singers.



L.. , Mti ( ON IRO Ill R ()\\ n % )LV I'NY






... 'fl

K ,,-t111
~j~l~_~____?9 ''
d9 a wea. .o



a To help guests keep track of their drinks, buy or make
some fun wine glass charms for stemmed glasses.

* To add a touch of style to your party, serve your drinks
in an array of eclectic glassware. Serving glasses in a
variety of shapes and sizes will provide the unique touch
you might be missing.

a Don't stop there: try serving your desserts in some fun
cocktail glasses as well. Serve the Piquant Peach Melba
in a margarita glass, or the Honeydew Granita in a
martini glass.

To encourage your guests to drink responsibly,
prominently display a pitcher of water with an assortment
of colored tumblers to ensure a glass of refreshing water
is never out of reach. Always have plenty of delicious

Spicy Island
Grilled Pineapple
Makes 4 servings
1 large ripe pineapple
1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed
lime juice
1 teaspoon original
Tabasco brand
pepper sauce
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat grill to high.
Remove skin from pineapple; core and cut into
1/2-inch-thick slices.
Combine lime juice and Tabasco sauce in small
bowl. Combine sugar and cinnamon in shallow bowl.
Brush both sides of pineapple with Tabasco mixture;
dip into cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat well.
Grill pineapple slices 8 to 10 minutes, turning once
until golden on both sides.
Serving suggestions: Serve as a dessert with vanilla
ice cream or whipped cream.

Honeydew Granita
Makes 5 cups
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
4 cups honeydew melon
1 tablespoon Tabasco brand
green jalapeiio pepper
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan
over medium-low heat; cook until sugar is
dissolved. Cool
to room temperature.
Pur6e melon chunks until smooth in a food
processor or blender. Stir in Tabasco sauce,
lime juice, lime peel and sugar mixture. Pour
mixture into a shallow pan. Freeze 4 to 5 hours,
stirring occasionally, until mixture is frozen,
granular and slightly slushy.

pow".t -'-'"

LHow do yo -u
# r

Let I

'7,. 5ITB

count the ways.

Engin with BOGOs-buy-one-get-o'n-free deals

you'll find thr ughout the ,store.

Then check out

our Publi: p:.rivate label vaues. Fi .- l, figure in

thue hunmd. l of item:- on sale 'e v- :. Th all

add up to a

power grocery tab. Gi

I..- .-. .

e tt .
'so,'-r .1

-,, ... .. ,.., .- ,.-.. ,i ..:yF,,

. .. ^ :,



111I1R O \\ N PIS1NY




~ 5;

t: ' "r.li .. 17.a

r~ ~ r,
?~ ~s~

~.I -


Godiva Coco Razzle Tea
Yield: 1 drink; drink contains 1.5 fluid
ounces of alcohol
1 1/2 ounces Godiva Chocolate
Raspberry Infused
3 ounces iced tea
3 to 4 lemon wedges
for garnish
Combine Chocolate Raspberry Infused
Vodka and iced tea in a cocktail
shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into a highball
glass over ice. Garnish with lemon

Piquant Peach Melba
Makes 6 servings
1 pint raspberries
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon original
Tabasco brand pepper
sauce, divided
4 peaches, peeled, pitted
and sliced
3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed
orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange
S1 cup blackberries or
Press 1/2 pint raspberries through
fine sieve to remove seeds. Combine
this raspberry pure, sugar and 1/4
teaspoon Tabasco sauce. Set aside.
Combine peaches, orange juice,
orange peel and remaining 1/2 tea-
spoon Tabasco sauce in large bowl;
toss to mix well.
Toss peach mixture with pur6ed
raspberry mixture. Stir in remaining
raspberries and blackberries.

4C THE MIAMI TIMES, OCTOBER 5-11, 2011 I \1 KS MI~Si ( M l inl ()\, I IINY

Mandela relatives said to star on reality TV

By Donna Bryson

son Mandela's granddaughters
are considering a proposal to
star in a TV documentary about
young African professionals
and the continent's potential,
one of the women told The As-
sociated Press recently.
Dorothy Adjoa Amuah bris-
tled at descriptions of the proj-
ect as a reality show, at perhaps
inevitable comparisons to the
Kardashians, and criticism the
idea exploits the Mandela name.
Amuah said producers
pitched the idea to her and two
other Mandela granddaugh-
ters. Amuah said Mandela's el-
dest daughter Makaziwe is her
mother, but Amuah is not listed
among the statesman's 17 bio-
logical grandchildren. The other

Sista Epps

can sing it all

continued from 1C

and living life that brings me
more good work and opportu-
nities. The career is booming. I
sometimes wonder why people
worry so much about the future
and the economy like they have
forgotten that God in us can
manifest miracles."
Epps spent her formative
years between a small, historic
town in Virginia and the Big
Apple. She graduated from high
school just a few days shy of her
16th birthday, then continued
to perfect her vocal skills at the
Manhattan School of Music,
Virginia State University and
Hampton University. For awhile
she was a school teacher in
York County [VA] but she soon
realized that teaching was not
her calling.
"I understood my kids be-
cause I was a lot like them, but
New York was calling my name
"a~hi'Ta~TAdo'irer," she said.
She almost got the role of Ef-
fie White, first made famous by
Jennifer Holliday in "Dream
Girls," receiving seven call
backs but eventually lost the
spot to someone else because
she was too tall.
"They wanted chubby and I
was that and they really like
what I gave them vocally, but
I was taller than most of the
other cast members," she said.
"The put me in the chorus but
I quickly knew that I needed to
be out front. Then I got the big
break of being selected by Ar-
lene Smith, one of the original
members of the Chantels [one of
the original doo wop girl groups]
and we were on the road across
America. It was great, it was ex-
citing and I met a lot of wonder-
ful people like The Platters and
Little Anthony [the lead vocalist
of The Imperials]."
Epps has traveled the globe
but says when she came to Mi-
ami for an engagement on South
Beach, she fell in love with the
area and decided to make it her
home. She starts her Sunday
gospel brunch show every week
with a medley of traditional
songs. But then, she moves as
the Spirit leads her.
"You may hear me doing some
Alicia Keys, Yolanda Adams,
Donnie McClurkin or Al Green,"
she said. "I want people to leave
feeling renewed."
Epps hopes to make it to tele-
vision one day where she can
perhaps share a few moment of
inspiration through word and
song to an even larger audi-
ence. Don't be surprised if you
click to a channel and see her
smiling face one day soon.

Singer goes back

to roots on album

continued from 1C

new. My approach has to be or-
ganic, whatever it is, whether it is
with Auto-Tune, or whether there's
a four-bar loop that I'm singing
over. I .don't begrudge anybody. I
wish there was a little bit more of
a level playing field but everybody
is free to do what he or she wants
to do. I'm good with me being me.

two women approached for the
project -- Swati Dlamini and
Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway -- are
children of Mandela's daughter
She said the three, all in their
late 20s or early 30s and busi-
nesswomen, are still consider-
ing whether to go ahead with
the project.
"This is supposed to be

about the dynamics of Africa
and how it's changing," said
Amuah, 27, who was educated
in the United States and Europe
and recently came to South Af-
rica to start her own business.
"This is by no means a Kar-
dashian show," she said, refer-
ring to a family made famous
- or infamous by reality
TV. Amuah acknowledged the

three might not have been ap-
proached if not for their con-
nection to Mandela, who be-
came South Africa's first Black
president in 1994 after 27 years
in prison for his fight against
apartheid. His grandchildren
include a grandson who is a
member of parliament.
Mandela, 93, has retired from
public life.

In a statement earlier, South
Africa's New Vision Pictures
and Out of Africa Entertain-
ment and U.S. producer Rick
Leed said the show is set to de-
but early next year. They said it
will "highlight the next genera-
tion of this unique South Afri-
can family," and give a glimpse
into their daily lives and con-





I Miami Dade College
(MDC) is once again hosting its
popular Virtual Open House on
Wednesday, October 5, which is
open to the general public from
10 a.m.-8 p.m. You can learn
about MDC's more than 300
programs. To participate in the
MDC Virtual Open House, reg-
ister for free at www.mdc.edu/
openhouse/. Make sure you jot
down your username and pass-
word in'order to log in. For more
information about the Virtual
Open House, visit www.mdc.
edu/opehouse or contact MDC's
Information Center at 305-237-

Our Fathers Business,
Women Transitioning Pro-
gram is hosting computer class-
es. Women, if you would like to
learn basic computer skills or
just seeking to upgrade com-
puter knowledge, sign up for
October classes today. For more
information, call 786-343-0314.

Miami-Dade Community
Action Agency (CAA) will host
the second annual Florida As-
sociation of Community Action's
(FACA) "Symposium on Pover-
ty" on October 6 from 8 a.m.-
1 p.m. at Miami-Dade College,
Wolfson Campus Auditorium,
300 NE 2nd Avenue. The event
is open to the public and the
community is urged to attend
the symposium to be apart of
the legislative process of estab-
lishing the agenda for a Florida
Commission on Poverty. For in-
formation, call 786-469-4600 or
visit www.miamidade.gov/caa.

The Miami-Dade Cham-
ber of Commerce presents the
fifth installment of their business
empowerment series: "Mission
Possible: Getting Through the
Maze of Certification." The lun-
cheon feature keynote speaker
is Miami-Dade County Commis-
sioner Barbara J. Jordan. It will
be held on Thursday, October
6 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at
Jungle Island's Treetop Ball-
room, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail.
-T:40e....-- mi.u. - .o the
public, free for chamber mem-
bers and J fQor on-members.
Validated ,l tmf'available for
$5. For more information and to
RSVP, call The Chamber at 305-
751-8646 or visit www.m-dcc.

The Miami Higher Ed
EXPO will come to the Miami
Beach Convention Center, 1901
Convention Center Drive, on
Friday, October 7, from 10:30
a.m.-6:30 p.m., for a two-day
event, which will offer students
an array of educational resourc-
es and opportunities. The EXPO
is not a traditional college fair
designed only for high school
students; it will include a wide
spectrum of higher educational
offerings, including graduate
programs from colleges and uni-
versities across the country. For
more information, call 305-705-
6308 or visit www.higheredex-

NID-HCA, a HUD-approved
housing counseling agency, is
hosting a first-time homebuyers
workshop on Saturday, October
8 at Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Miami Gardens, 21311
NW 34th Avenue from 9 a.m-5
p.m. (doors open at 8:45 a.m.).
Please register so that we can
have your materials and certifi-
cate ready. Call 305-652-7616
or email lou@ercchelp.org. Also
Monday-Friday, their counseling
services provide free foreclo-
sure intervention. Visit the office
at 610 NW 183rd Street, Suite
202 in Miami Gardens or call for
more details.

The Habitat for Human-
ity of Greater Miami will be-
gin holding its homeownership
application meetings at several
locations: Saturday, October 8
at 9:30 a.m. at New Mount Mo-
riah Missionary Baptist Church,
6700 NW 14th Ave.; Wednes-
day, October 19 at 6:30 p.m.
at African Heritage Cultural Arts
Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave.;
Saturday, October 22 at 9 a.m.
at Ministerio C.E.L.A., 1380 W.
Flagler St.; and Saturday, Octo-
ber 22 at 9:30 a.m. at Overtown
Youth Center, 450 NW 14th St.
For more information, contact
McKenzie Moore, community
outreach coordinator, at 305-
634-3628 or email mckenzie.

Chai Community Servic-
es will host its annual Job Fair
on Saturday, October 8 from 10

a.m.-6 p.m. at DoubleTree Hotel
Convention, 711 NW 72nd Ave-
nue. Bring resumes and resume
assistance will be available and
dress in business attire. Miami-
Dade State Attorney's Office will
be there screening for expung-
ing or sealing of records. For
more information, call 786-273-

Students Working
Against Obesity one-day con-
ference planned and hosted by
local students under the nu-
tritional leadership of Dr. Vera
Stevens of Abundant Life Health
and Fitness Center, Inc. The
event will take place on Satur-
day, October 8 from 12-4 p.m.
at Best Western Hotel Plus,
1900 Stirling Rd. in Dania. The
tickets are $15. The proceeds
will be used to host future Stu-
dents Working Against Obesity
programs. Youth 17 and under
are free. For more informa-
,tion, contact Dr. Vera Stevens
at 954-385-7214 or visit www.

Miami-Dade Parks Eco-
Adventures and Adventure
Sports Miami is hosting a
full moon paddle boarding and
kayaking excursion. It will take
place on Saturday, October 8 at
Matheson Hammock Park, 9610
Old Cutler Road. There will be
a meet and greet at 5:45 p.m;
with the first excursion from 6-8
p.m. (for kayakers) and the sec-
ond from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (for
paddle boarders). To make res-
ervations and to pay in advance,
or for additional questions, call
Adventure Sports Miami at 305-

His House Children's
Home is hosting their 8th An-
nual Charity "Hope" Gala on
Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m.
at JW Marriott Marquis Miami.
There will be a silent auction
and entertainment. For more
information and tickets, visit
www.hhch.org, email ssosa@
hhch.org or call 305-430-0085
ext. 266.

The Miami Broward
One Carnival Host Commit-
tee (MBOCHC) I'sfinsting Mi-
ami Carnival in the Gardens
on Sunday, October 9 in Miami
Gardens at SunLife Stadium,
2269 Dan Marino Blvd. Tickets
are $20 online (ticketleap.com)
after August 31. Tickets at the
gate are $25. For information
about vending and sponsorship,
call 305-653-1877 or visit www.
miamibrowardcarnival.com or,

i The Aventura Arts &
Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188
Street, kicks off educational
programming with the Smart
Stage Matinee Series on Mon-
day, October 10 at 10 and 11:30
a.m. with the musical "Sticks
and Stones." Free study guides
for teachers and educators are
available at browardcenter.org/
education or by calling 954-
468-2689. Tickets are $10 for
individuals and groups of 10 or
more and $3 lap seats are avail-
able for infants 12 months and
under. For tickets information
and scheduling, call the box of-
fice at 954-462-0222 or online
at www.aventuracenter.org.

The Heart of the City,
presents "Keepin It Real," a
workshop that assists all horne-
owners, those that want to own
(buyers) and renters. Finally
"real talk" for you! This work-
shop will be held on Monday,
October 10 at The C.L. Gaskin
Center, 5525 NW 7th Avenue
(across from Popeye's Chicken)
at 7 p.m. For more information
and to RSVP, call 305-205-3874.

The Miami Jazz Society,
Miami Tower, Sky Lounge
and Community Cultural Dis-
covery Exchange present The
Fall Downtown Jazz Series and
Downtown Film Series at the
Miami Tower Sky Lounge, 100
SE 2nd Street or at the Inter-
continental Miami Indigo Bar,
100 Chopin Plaza. Free admis-
sion. The following will be fea-
tured: Chocolate at 6 p.m. and
Like Water for Chocolate at 8:15
p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 at
Sky Lounge; 3azz/Yvonne Brown
Band at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,
October 12 at Sky Lounge; Film:
Blood Simple at 6 p.m. and No
Country for Old Men at 8:15
p.m. on Tuesday, October 18
at Sky Lounge; Film: In a Bet-

ter World at 6 p.m. and A Bronx
Tale at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday,

October 25 at Sky Lounge; and
Jazz/Orient Trio at 5 p.m. on Fri-
day, October 28 at Indigo Bar.
For more information, contact
Keith Clarke at 305-684-4564.

The Miami Northwest-
ern Class of 1967 will meet
Wednesday, October 12 at
7 p.m. is at the home of Mrs.
Queen Hall, 870 NW 168th Drive
in Miami Gardens. Meetings are
the second Wednesday of each
month. The remaining calendar
dates are: November 19 and
December 14. Any questions,
contact Elaine Mellerson at 305-
757-4471 or 786-227-7397.

Av Med Health Plans is
the presenting sponsor for Mi-
ami-Dade Commurity Action
Agency's (CAA) Greater Miami
Service Corps' (GMSC) 2nd
Annual Golf Tournament and
Awards Dinner taking place on
Friday, October 14 at 1 p.m.
The tournament will be held at
the Country Club of Miami Golf
Course, located at 6801 Miami
Gardens Drive. To book your
foursome or register online, call
Roxie Taylor at 305-638-4672
ext. 237.

Small Entrepreneurs Ex-
posed (S.E.E.) Network pres-
ents Winners of Wealth Busi-
ness Expo & Workshops 2011
on Saturday, Octdber 15 from
9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hilton Gar-
den Inn, 180 SW 18th Avenue
in Dania Beach. It will be a day
packed with workshops, busi-
ness opportunities, presenta-
tions, networking and positive
fun. For more information and
to purchase event tickets, visit
or call Calvin Hendricks at 305-

Booker T. Washington
Class of 1965 will meet Sat-
urday, October 15 at 4:30 p.m.
at the African Heritage Cultural
Arts Center. For more informa-
tion, contact Lebbie Lee at 305-

The Adrienne Arsht Cen-
ter for the Performing Arts
present Free Gos'pel Sundays
2011-2012. Yolanda Adams
opens the season on Sunday,
October 16 at 4 p.m. in the
Knight Concert Hall. For more
information about tickets, call
the Adrienne Arsht Center box
office at 305-949-6722 or online
at www.arshtcenter.org.

Disturbed: Movie Pre-
miere, the psychological thriller
that explores the adult manifes-
tations of childhood trauma will
happen on Sunday, October .16
at 7 p.m. at Hollywood Central
Performing Arts Center, 1770
Monroe Street. Tickets are $10
in advance, $15 at the gate. For
more information, visit www.
disturbedthemovie.com or call
786-423-6465, 786-487-4117,
954-931-8518 or 954-709-

Miami Jackson Alumni
Class of 1969 will be celebrat-
ing their 2nd Annual 69'ers
Birthday Bash on Friday, Octo-
ber 21 at 8 p.m. at 15600 NW
42nd Avenue in Miami Gardens.
For more information, contact
Sharon Demeritte Forbes at
305-620-4827 or email miami-

In honor of Domestic
Violence Month, Jonathan
Spikes, Inc. in collaboration
with Safespace Foundation, Inc.
presents Evolution to Freedom
Wine and Cheese Reception on
Saturday, October 21 from 6-9
p.m. at Art Fusion Gallery, 1
NE 40th Street, Suite 3. Hors
d'oeuvres will be served. The
cost is $35 per person. Purchase
tickets at www.jonathanspikes.

The Booker T. Washing-
ton Class of 1961 will host its
annual Prayer Breakfast/Schol-
arship Fund Raiser on Satur-
day, October 22 at 9 a.m. at the
Church of the Open Door. Tick-
ets are $20. For more informa-
tion, call 305-688-7072.

Pet Supermarket and Mi-
ami-Dade Parks are bringing
Oktoberfest to the dogs when it
hosts Barktoberfest, a fall har-
vest festival for dogs, on Satur-
day, October 22, from 9 a.m.-
1 p.m. at East Greynolds Dog
Park, 16700 Biscayne Blvd. The
first 50 guests will receive a gift

bag. The free event will feature
lots of great activities for dogs
and their owners, as well as
food vendors, pet supplies and
informational booths.

Get on the bus for a trip to
Key West for the Goombay on
Saturday, October 22 and Fan-

tasy Fest on Saturday, October
29. For more information, call
Phillip at 786-873-9498.

"A Spooky Symphony,"
featuring The Greater Miami
Youth Symphony and the Al-
hambra Orchestra, is a free Hal-
loween family concert featuring
excerpts from different classical
pieces. It will be held on Sun-
day, October 23 at 3 p.m. at The
Olympia Theater at The Gusman
Center for the Performing Arts,
174 East Flagler Street. Free
admission and open seating. No
tickets are required, but large
groups should call in advance.
Parking is $5 at the College Sta-
tion Garage, 190 NE 3rd Street.
For more information, call 305-
267-3002 or 305-668-9260 or
visit www.gmys.org or www.al-

The University of Miami
College of Arts and Sciences'
Department of Art and Art
History and Zadok Gallery
present a lecture by renowned
artist Marshall Arisman. It will
be held on Thursday, October
27 at 7 p.m. at the College of
Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery
located at the Wesley Founda-
tion, 1210 Stanford Drive in
Coral Gables. For more informa-
tion, contact Zadok Gallery at
305-438-3737 or email info@

Hurry! Hurry! Get your seat
on the bus! The bus is leaving
for the Fantasy Fest in Key West
on Saturday, October 29 at 6
a.m. Come and join us for fun,
fun, fun in the keys! The seats
are filling up fast already...don't
get left out! Contact Cheryl at
305-333-7613 or Charles at
305-336-6293, for further infor-

Booker T. Washington
Class of 1965, Inc. presents a
Halloween Spooktacular Dance
on Saturday, October 29 from
9 p.m.-2 a.m. at 5711 NW 7th
Avenue. Tickets are $15. BYOB
and BYOF. For information,
contact Lebbie Lee at 305-213-

* P.H.I.R.S.T. Impres-

will be held on Sundays, October
30, November 27 and December
18 at 7 p.m. Admission is $10,
which includes performance,
dinner and drink. Anyone in-
terested in participating needs
to contact at least one week in
advance. For more information
call, 786-273-5115.

Crowned Royalty Treats
is celebrating three wonderful
years and our royal custom-
ers. To show our appreciation,
check out our Anniversary Spe-
cial Round Bount Cakes are $15
and three free gourmet cook-
ies with purchase. Cake flavors
include top seller red velvet,
decadent chocolate cake and
regular pound cake. The offer is
valid until December 31. We are
located in Miami Gardens. For
more information, call Queen at
786-267-4502 or email royal-

The Miami Jackson Gen-
erals Alumni Association is
calling all former cheerleaders,
drill team, majorettes, dance
line, flagettes and band mem-
bers for the upcoming Soul Bowl
Alumni Pep Rally. To register as
a participant, call 305-651-5599
or 786-256-2609.

The Miami-Dade Commu-
nity Action Agency's (CAA)
Head Start Program has im-
mediate openings for compre-
hensive child care at the South
Miami Head Start center located
at 6125 SW 68th Street. The
openings are free of charge for
children ages 3-5 years old only.
Children with a Miami-Dade
County Public Schools Individu-
alized Education Plan (IEP) are
eligible for the Head Start Pro-
gram on or after their 3rd birth
date. For more information and
directions, call Adrienne, Jenni-
fer of Sofia at 305-665-4684.

Looking for all Evans
County High School Alumni
to create a South Florida Alumni
Contact Roster. If you attended
or graduated from Evans County
High School in Claxton, Georgia,
contact Gwendolyn Levant Bry-
ant at 305-829-1345 or Lottie
Nesby Brown at 786-514-4912.

program aimed at helping young
men and women realize that they
are America's future. We provide
young men and women with a
model of fellowship as well as
facilitate life lessons. Each week,
we will meet at the Betty T. Fer-
guson Center in Miami Gardens,
alternating between bible-based
lessons, field trips and com-
munity service. This program
will require a $10 per week fee.
S.A.V. is currently accepting
young men and women, 12- to
21-years-old. For more informa-
tion, contact Minister Eric Rob-
inson at 954-548-4323 or www.

Empowerment Tutoring,
LLC, 530 NW 183rd Street in Mi-
ami Gardens, a State-approved
supplemental education service
provider has been rated excel-
lent by the Florida Department
of Education and offers: free
tutoring with trained teachers,
individualized learning plans,
monthly progress reports, one-
on-one instruction, small group
and large group instruction. Tu-
toring services are available in
the subject areas of reading,
math, and science for students
in grades K-12. For more in-
formation, call 305-654-7251,
email info@empowermenttutor-
ing.com or visit www.empower-

Merry Poppins Daycare/
Kindergarten, 6427 NW 18th
Avenue, has free open enroll-
ment for VPK, all day program.
Transportation available upon
request. Small classes and certi-
fied teachers. Infant and toddler
openings available. For more
information, contact Ruby P.
White or Lakeysha Anderson at

Coming this fall, a charter
bus leaving the Miami area go-
ing to FAMU campus for the stu-
dents. For more information, call
Phillip at 786-873-9498.

Calling healthy ladies 50+
to start a softball team for fun
and laughs. Be apart of this his-
torical adventure. Twenty-four
start-up players needed. For
more information, call Jean at

sionz, a dinner poetry event re- 305-688-3322 or Coach Rozier
turns at Oasis Cafe, 12905 NE M S.A.V. (Survivors Against at 305-389-0288.
,Mi"e venue in North Miami It WVielemjis. biblically-based Please turn to LIFESTYLES 1OD



4k. ,,\


SECTION Dverty affct, ,46 mllon A

Poverty affects 46 million Americans

Recession alters who's considered 'poor'

By Marisol Bello

Schlegel plunged from middle
class into poverty in the time
it took his daughter to play a
soccer season.
In January 2010, he was
making $50,000 a year as a
surveyor, meeting the mort-
gage payments on his three-
bedroom home in the nation's
wealthiest county and paying
for his children to play hockey
and soccer.
Then came February. Schle-
gel, 45, was laid off. Dur-
ing the next 18 months, the
divorced father of three almost
lost his house, had to stop pay-
ing child support and turned
to the local food bank for basic
"You've got to swallow your
pride," Schlegel says. "Espe-
cially around here, people lose
their status and they feel they

don't fit in."
This is the face of poverty
after the Great Recession.
Millions of Americans such as
Schlegel now find themselves
among the suddenly poor.
The recession that led to an
explosion in poverty began in
December 2007 and ended -
officially, anyway in June
2009. It not only made the
poor poorer, it snagged those
who thought they had worked
themselves out of poverty and
blindsided those who never
thought they would be caught
in its net.
Today, 15 percent of the
U.S.- one in six Americans -
are considered poor, the high-
est rate of poverty since 1993.
Now among the poor are the
college-educated, the former
middle-class worker, the sub-
urbanite and the homeowner.
They've been hit by layoffs,
cuts in work hours, health

Dwanna Myree, of Detroit, holds up $10, which is all she
has for the next five days.

problems and other crises.
They've gone through savings
and 401(k)s. They live off food
stamps or other government
benefits and rely on help from
family members and friends.
Numbers released this.

month by the Census Bureau
show staggering trends:
A record number of Ameri-
cans are living in poverty 46
million. That's more than at
any time since the Census
Bureau began tracking poverty

data in 1959.
The number of families
below the poverty line rose 18
percent, from 7.3 million in
2006 to 8.6 million in 2010.
The poverty line last year was
a household income of $22,314
or less for a family of four.
More people living in the
nation's suburbs are poor. The
number of poor people living
in the suburbs of metropolitan
areas' rose 24 percent, from
14.4 million in 2006 to 17.8
million last year. By compari-
son, the number of poor living
in central cities rose by 20
Those who have not worked
during the previous 12 months
make up an increasing share
of the poor. The number of
poor people 16 and older who
had not worked during the
previous year increased by 28
percent from 2006 to 2010.
"It's all about joblessness,"
says Timothy Smeeding, direc-
tor of the Institute for Research

on Poverty at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. "There's
just not enough work." *
The solution to poverty is
simple, Smeeding says: It's a

Schlegel had always had a
He started after high school
as a chairman, making $4.25
an hour holding the chains
that helped surveyors measure
land distances. He worked
his way up to lead a crew and
earned enough that he and
his wife could buy a $125,000
duplex in 1991 in Leesburg,
the county seat of Loudoun
County in Northern Virginia.
The couple divorced in 2004
and now share custody of their
three children. "I had a good
job, so everything was OK,"
Schlegel says.
In 2007 he was laid off for
Please turn to POVERTY 10D

MDEAT host business summit


By Randy Grice

Recently a study conducted
by Miami-Dade Economic
Advocacy Trust (MDEAT)
found that the unemployment
rate in the Black areas of
Miami-Dade County averaged
between 25 and 32 percent. In
an effort to combat this situ-
ation MDEAT sponsored the
M1eiro Miami Equity Summit
last week at the Joseph Caleb
Center and Auditorium, 5400
NW 22nd Ave. The summit
featured two speakers, James
Carr, chief business officer for
National Community Rein-

-Miami Times photo/Randy Grice
James Carr (right)speaks with Ron Frazier who attended
the business summit.

vestment Coalition and Della
Clark, president of the Enter-
prise Center in Philadelphia.
"Well I think something like
this is essential because the
economy is struggling and one
of the things we have to do
is not let that get in the way
of our ability to promote job
creation and create financial
stability with in our neighbor-
hoods," Carr said. "Trying to
learn the best practices from
around thie community as
well as around the country is
really important to laying a
foundation to actually being
about doing something really
Please turn to MDEAT 10D

Fixed mortgage rates

fall to record lows

By Derek Kravitz
Associated Press

mortgage rates have fallen
to historic lows for a fourth
week and are likely to fall
Freddie Mac says the aver-
age interest rate on a 30-year
fixed mortgage fell to 4.01
percent this week from 4.09
percent a week ago. This
week's rate is the lowest since
The average rate on a 15-
year fixed mortgage ticked
down to 3.28 percent. Econo-
mists say that's the lowest
ever for that loan.
Mortgage rates tend to track
the yield on 10-year Treasury
notes. Rates could fall fur-
ther after the Federal Reserve
announced last weeklthat it
would try to push long-term
rates down further.
But low rates have so far
done little to boost home sales
or refinancing.
A second report Thursday
said the number of Ameri-
cans who signed contracts
to buy homes fell in August,

after a weaker-than-expected
peak buying season.
The National Association
of Realtors says its index of
sales agreements fell 1.2 per-
cent last month to 88.6.
A reading of 100 is con-
sidered healthy. The last
time the index reached that
level was in April 2010, final
month that buyers could
qualify for a federal tax credit
that has since expired.
The number of people
signing home contracts rose
in both May and June. But
those increases didn't make
up for a huge drop in April,
when signing fell more than
11 percent. Over the past
two months, signing have
declined 2.5 percent.
Contract signing fell
across most of the country.
July's index fell 5.8 percent in
the Northeast, 3.7 percent in
the Midwest and 2.4 percent
in the West. It rose 2.6 per-
cent in the South.
Contract signing are usu-
ally a reliable indicator of
where the housing market is
headed. There's typically a
Please turn to MORTGAGE 10D



'Significant' pay gap for

teachers in Black schools

By Camillo Smith

For U.S. schools with a
large Black and Latino pop-
ulation, the teachers are
drastically short-changed,
according to the latest De-
partment of Education data.
Nationwide, the depart-
ment's Civil Rights Data
Collection (CRDC) shows
that these teachers are paid
$2,500 less on average.
The analysis, -the first of
its kind to look at "fiscal eq-
uity at the school-to-school
spending level" took data

from 2,217 school districts,
that are racially diverse, out
of nearly 7,000 U.S. school
districts tapped for the sur-
vey. :
For some education ex-
perts, the issue of equity in
school districts with large
minority populations is a
reflection of the tax mon-
ies those local areas are ca-
pable of putting into teacher
salaries. "It's not surprising
that schools in lower income
communities have lower pay
for teachers," says Pedro
Please turn to PAY 8D

Potential job seeker talks with a professional at job fair.

Unemployment claims

show a big drop

number of people seeking un-
employment benefits fell sharp-
ly last week, an encouraging
sign that layoffs are easing.
A Labor Department spokes-
man said some of the drop was
due to technical difficulties
related to seasonally adjusting
the figures. The spokesman
said some states also reported
higher applications in previous
weeks due to Hurricane Irene.
The four-week average,. a
less volatile measure, fell'
to 417,000, first drop in six
Despite the signs of improve-
ment, the job market remains
Many businesses have pulled
back on hiring in the past few
months as the economy weak-
ened. Consumers are reluctant

to spend, with unemployment
high, wages stagnant, and gas
prices at about $3.50 a gallon.
Consumer confidence
plunged in August to reces-
sionary levels, after lawmak-
ers battled over raising the
government's borrowing limit
and Standard & Poor's cut its
rating on long-term U.S. debt.
That sent the stock market
sharply lower, which hurts
consumers' ability to spend.
Retail sales were flat in Au-
gust, a sign the turmoil caused
consumers to pull back.
Businesses also held off
hiring. Employers added no
net jobs in August, the worst
showing in almost year. The
unemployment rate was stuck
at 9.1 percent for a second
Please turn to CLAIMS 8D

How will consumer confidence affect year-end spending?

New study finds stagnant economy, little

job security affect nearly all

By Charlene Crowell annual difference between retail-
NNPA Columnist ers reaching profits or red ink. But
according to a recent consumer
As September draws to a close, the study conducted by Princeton Sur-
holiday season will soon be upon us. vey Research Associates on behalf
It is also the traditional time when of BankRate.com, many consum-
consumer spending surges make the ers have already begun tightening

household budgets.
"Forty percent of Ameri-
cans say they have cut back
on spending over the past
60 days due to the roller-
coaster stock market-or
concerns about the econ-
omy", says Greg McBride,
Bankrate's senior financial
analyst. "This type of wide-
spread cutback in consumer
spending, if sustained for


any length of time, is how
recessions are born."
Beyond consumer
spending, the study also
compared consumer com-
fort levels today against
those of 12 months ago in
four other measures: debt,
savings, job security and
net worth.
If you're feeling as if your
total assets are fewer than

you'd prefer, there are many others
holding that same opinion. Across
all education levels, consumers said
their net worth is lower today than a
year ago.
Older Americans ages 50-64 are
feeling the most financial stress.
Half on this age group are less
comfortable today with their savings
than last year. They have also the
most likely to have already cut back
Please turn to SPENDING 10D

" ,


n' s~


Weekly applications of unemployment claims drop due to seasonal adjustment

continued from 7D

Instead of hiring, companies
are spending on new equip-
ment. A key measure of busi-
ness investment plans rose 1.1
percent in August, the Com-
merce Department said recent-
ly. Companies ordered more
machinery, computers and
communications equipment.
That's a good sign, because
it shows that businesses are
sticking with their investment
plans, despite recent signs of
economic weakness.

In a second report Thursday,
the Commerce Department said
the economy grew slightly fast-
er in the spring than previously
estimated but remained dan-
gerously weak as the country
struggled with surging gasoline
prices and high unemployment.
Commerce says the econo-
my grew at an annual rate of
1.3 percent in the April-June
quarter, up from an estimate of
one percent reported a month
ago. The improvement reflect-
ed modestly more consumer
spending antl a bigger boost
from trade.

Even with the upward revi-
sion, the economy grew at an
annual rate of just 0.9 percent
the first six months of the year.
That's the weakest six-month
performance since the reces-
sion ended more than two
years ago. Many economists
say there will be only a slight
rebound to growth of around
two percent in the current Ju-
ly-September quarter.
Though most economists
don't expect another reces-
sion, they don't see growth
accelerating enough to lower
the unemployment rate, which

Pay difference affecting teachers at Black schools

continued from 8D

Noguero education
professor at New York
This is one of the
first times the CRDC
study, first conduct-
ed in 1968 has been
looking at dispari-
ties in teacher pay.
"Money matters," says
Noguero, whose re-
search looks at eq-
uity in education.

"It's more about class
than it is about race,"
he says.
The education de-
partment's Russlyn
H. Ali, the assistant
secretary for civil
rights says the data
puts the disparities
in U.S. education into
greater focus. "To re-
pair our education
system requires that
we be able to identify
where problems ex-
ist," she says in the

department press
release. "Collecting
these data and mak-
ing them widely ac-
cessible is a powerful
way to make the case
for action."
"Children who need
the most too often get
the least," U.S. Edu-
cation Secretary Arne
Duncan said in a
statement. "It's a civil
rights issue, and eco-
nomic security issue
and a moral issue."

This year's CRDC
survey gathered from
the 2009-2010 school
year was released in
two parts, with Part
1 coming out early
this year in June and
focusing on school
enrollment data. The
teacher pay data,
along with other sur-
vey numbers, includ-
ing bullying, will be
fully released later
this fall according to
the department.

was 9.1 percent in August. 1.7 percent.
A forecasting panel for the In January, most economists
National Association for Busi- had predicted three percentto
ness Economics predicts total four percent growth for the
growth for the year will be just year. A Social Security tax cut

gave Americans an extra $1,000
to $2,000 in after-tax income.
That was expected to buoy con-
sumer spending, which fuels 70
percent of growth.


A municipal election will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, from 7:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M., in the City of
Miami, Florida, at the polling places in the several election precincts designated by the Miami-Dade County
Supervisor of Elections, at which election the qualified electors participating therein will vote to elect one
City Commissioner to the Office of District 1 and one City Commissioner to the Office of District 2 for the
City of Miami, Florida. A runoff election, if required, is to be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.


PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Ordinance 13284, the City of Miami has established the fol-
lowing five (5) Early Voting sites for the November 1, 2011 General Municipal Election. All sites will be open
starting on October 22, 2011 through October 29, 2011, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Allapattah Branch Miami City Hall West Flagler Stephen P. Clark
Library 3500 Pan American Branch Library Lemon City Library Center
1799 NW 35th Drive 5050 West Flagler 430 NE 61st Street 111 NW 1 Street
Street Street. (Lobby)

Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.

-- -- -- -- -- 10122 10123
7am-'7pm 7am -7pm

10124 10125 10126 10/27 10/28 10129
7am 7pm 7am 7pm 7am 7pm 7am 7pm 7am 7pm 7am 7pm

All registered voters from City of Miami Commission Districts 1 and 2 may complete early voting at any of
these sites.- Additionally, registered voters who requested and received absentee ballots may drop off their
OWN ballot at any of these sites.

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15437) City Clerk

0.a ,.



The Miami Science Museum is a world-class, state-of-the-art, six story, 250,000 s.f. science and tech-
nology facility for education and tourism in Museum Park on the Miami waterfront, to include an approxi-
mately 20,000 s.f. aquarium, seeking minimum LEED Gold certification.

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., the Construction Manager, is seeking competent and qualified Sub-
contractors for the purpose of providing construction services for the Miami Science Museum. This
request for prequalification is being solicited'by Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. on behalf of the
Miami Science Museum. The selected Subcontractor will ultimately be under Subcontract with Suffolk
Construction Company, Inc., who will oversee the entire construction of the Project in the role as Con-
struction Manager.

This project is supported by the Building Better Communities Bond program and the Mayor and The
Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County.

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. is requesting Prequalification Applications from qualified Subcon-
tractors to meet minimum established criteria in order to submit bid proposals for the new Miami Sci-
ence Museum. Prospective bidders are required to demonstrate previous experience on completed or
ongoing projects of similar size, scope and complexity. All prospective bidders are required to submit
a completed pre-qualification statement to demonstrate that the Subcontractor can meet the neces-
sary Insurance Requirements, Bonding Capability, Financial Capability, Arbitration and Litigation His-
tory, Safety Rating, Resources and Performance, BIM Capabilities, and Experience on Past Projects of
a Similar Magnitude and Nature. If two or more companies intend to submit as a Joint Venture for this
project, each individual entity must be prequalified prior to submitting a bid proposal.

The Bid Manual will be release for review to the public, on or after October 3, 2011, and is intended to
provide an overview of the project, demonstrate the minimum general requirements, and provide bidding
documents and all relevant information and forms necessary for Subcontractors to become Prequali-
fied and to Submit a Proposal for this project. Please refer to the Bid Packages Section of the Bid
Manual to determine which Bid Packages are out for Bid at this time. Electronic Files of The Bid
Manual and Bidding Documents may be obtained by replying to Suffolk Construction's Invitation to Bid
through our Project Document Manager Website, or by request via e-mail to the attention of Brett Porak
at bporak.suffolkconstruction.com. Documents will also be made available McGraw Hill Dodge and
Reed Construction Data, although you must confirm your intent to bid by response to the e-mail above.
Hard copies of the documents will be made available through Reprographic Solutions at (561) 640-5450.

A qualification questionnaire is available via Suffolk's PDM website. A request to receive a prequali-
fication questionnaire should be sent in writing to Jessica Otto at jotto@suffolkconstruction.com. All
contractors wishing to bid this project must be prequalified prior to submitting a bid.

The bid award shall be based on the BEST VALUE as prescribed, in the Instructions to Bidders and
Award Criteria in the Bidding Documents. Low bids may not constitute award of the project.

vember 3. 2011 to Suffolk Construction Company's Headquarters located at One Harvard Circle, Suite
100, West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Phone: (561) 832-1616, Fax: (561) 832-6775. The bid proposal must
be completed IN PULL, including all required documents as listed in the Instruction to Bidders. If the bid
proposal is incomplete, Suffolk Construction has the right to reject your bid.

There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid conference held at (time and place TBD). All bidders are strongly
encouraged to attend the pre-bid meeting. There will be a site walk-through immediately following the

This project will have an established Miami-Dade County Community Small Business Enterprise (CSBE)
or Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Goal. This project has a Miami-Dade County Community Work-
force Program goal of 15%.

This project is being administered by the Miami Science Museum, a non-for profit organization, and per
the Miami-Dade County Board approved Ordinance No. 06-88 amending Section 2-8.2.10 of the Code
of Miami-Dade County will be allowed to use it's (Miami Science Museum) own procurement methods
for this project.




Bi A('KS Mll'T CONTROL IiIIR 0\\ N l)l: \IN\


No more pencils, no more books: Instead, iPads

More schools find creative

and useful ways to adopt


By Mark W. Smith

students walk through
the halls of high school
here, their backpacks
are a little lighter.
Stacks of paper and
some textbooks have
been replaced by an
Apple iPad one for
every high-schooler
in the district. That's
1,800 iPads between
two high schools in the
And it's just the be-
ginning for Zeeland
Public Schools, which
embarked on an ambi-
tious project this fall
that will give a tablet to
every student in grades
3 to 12 the only dis-
trict this state to do so.
The program repre-
sents one of the most
aggressive in the coun-
try. The school uses
the iPad for assigning
classwork, testing and
communicating with
students. Some teach-
ers have gone paper-
Just two weeks into
the experiment, ad-
ministrators already
are calling the iPad
program a game-
"They think technol-
ogy now live, breathe
and eat it," said John
Holwerda, assistant
principal at Zeeland
West High School.
"We're coming to their
world, instead of them
coming to ours."
Carl Howe, research
director at Boston-
based Yankee Group,

a technology advi-
sory firm, said: "What
you're seeing here is
the evolution of educa-
tion past the PC era."

In Brandy Navetta's
freshman literature
class, her students fol-
low along as a narrator
reads from The Scarlet
Ibis, the short story by
James Hurst.
"What's unique
about Doodle?" Na-
vetta asked about the
narrator's sickly little
Freshman Tyler
Johnson takes his in-
dex finger and high-
lights a passage in the
e-book on his Apple
iPad, turning it yellow.
"He seemed all head,
with a tiny body that
was red and shriveled
like an old man's."
For Navetta, the iPad
program at Zeeland
schools has allowed
students to participate
more directly in the in-
struction. It also has
allowed her to focus
more time on teaching
and less on manage-
ment tasks.
Last week, her class
used an iPad "app to
study from flash cards
for a quiz on literary
terms. The iPad saves
classroom time that
would have been spent
making flash cards by
hand, she said.
"Now we can spend
more time doing criti-
,cal thinking ap-
plying those terms on
those flash cards," Na-

from a $20 million
bond issue voters ap-
proved last year for
school improvements,
Superintendent Dave
Berry said.
Two weeks in, teach-
ers are just starting
to explore the myriad
ways they can leverage
the iPad platform.
Some have record-
ed entire lessons on

Freshmen read along using their iPad 2.

vetta said.
And students use
collaborative iPad apps
to help coach each oth-
er toward finding the
correct answer, she
The students, who
are able to bring the
iPads home and use

them there as they
please, have taken to
the new devices easily,
administrators said.
"It's helped us be-
come more organized,"
freshman Nick Jasch
said. "We're not losing
papers. It's all in our

Administrators view
the iPad program as
an experiment in edu-
cating today's students
for the technology-de-
pendent world they'll
graduate into.
The $1.3 million for
the program comes


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

IFB NO. 274345



Deadline for Request for Additional Information/Clarification: 10/7/2011
at 3:00 P.M.

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


video, making the les-
sons available to stu-
dents when the teacher
is out of the building
-- a step that avoids a
day of lost instruction.
If a student misses a
day of class, he or she
can use the iPad to see
what was missed and
download the assign-
ments at home over

While at school, stu-
dents are limited on
what Web sites they
can access. Filters
block Facebook. Sky-
pe and Twitter are not
At home, the stu-
dents can be limited by
controls parents place.
Without a physical
keyboard, it can be
Please turn to iPADS 10D




Copies of the proposed Resolution are available for review at the Public Works
Department located at 444 SW 2ndAvenue, 8th Floor, during regular working
hours. Phone 305-416-1200.

The Miami City Commission requests all interested parties be present or repre-
sented at this meeting and are invited to express their views.

Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting, that person shall ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including all testimony and evi-
dence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105).

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) no later than two (2) business
days prior to the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3)
business days prior to the proceeding.
i '5 %

FDOT project managers will be on hand to hear your thoughts and answer your questions.

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, 7 p.m.
Florida Department of Transportation
District Six Auditorium
1000 NW 111th Ave., Miami

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, 7 p.m.
Preregister Starting Sept. 19, 2011

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011,6 p.m.
Marathon Government Center
2798 Overseas Hwy. (Mile Marker 50)

Florida's Turnpike Enterprise and Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) project information will also be available.

These public hearings are being held in accordance with Section 339.135, Florida Statutes and to offer the public an sex, age, national origin, disability, or familial status may file a written complaint with the Florida Department of Transporta-
opportunity to comment on all projects for the highway systems and public transportation within Florida Department of tion's Equal Opportunity Office in Tallahassee, 605 Suwannee Street, M.S. 65, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450, 866-374-
Transportation District Six's Tentative Five-Year Transportation Plan. District Six comprises Miami-Dade and Monroe FDOT or contact Alejandro Martinez, District'Six's Title VI and Title VIII Coordinator, 1000 N.W. 111 Avenue, Room 611 1-A,
Counties. The Tentative Five-Year Transportation Plan covers the period from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017. Miami, Florida 33172, 305-470-5298.
Send written comments (by mail or email) to Maribel Lena, District Public Information Officer, 1000 NW 111 Avenue, Room Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation
6134, Miami, Florida 33172, telephone 305-470-5349 or email (Maribel.Lena@dot.state.fl.us) by October 25, 2011. The services (free of charge) should contact the Public Information Office at 305-470-5277 at least seven days prior to the meeting.
comments will also be incorporated into the public document. The Tentative Five-Year Transportation Plan can be viewed after October 4, 2011 at:
All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. The proposed improvements have been developed in accordance http://www.dot.state.fl.us/programdevelopmentoffice/
with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968, Under Title VI and Title VIII of the United States Civil Rights
Acts any person or beneficiary who believes he or she has been subjected to discrimination because of race, color, religion,

Fo or nf r a io on a tAliS ue t3 5-7 -45 rA -* e Siatzc


Knoxville College, a
136-year-old Historic Black Col-
lege, is kicking off a three-year,
ten million dollar campaign to
revitalize the College under the
leadership of its new President
Dr. Horace Judson. All alumni
and the public are asked to do-
nate to this campaign. To se-
cure donor forms, go to www.
knoxvillecollege.edu and scroll
down to K.C. Building Fund.
Click on it for the form or call
Charlie Williams, Jr., president
of the local alumni chapter at
305-915-7175 for more details.

The Miami Northwest-
ern Class of 1962. meets on

the second Saturday of each
month at 4 p.m. at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts Center,
6161 NW 22nd Avenue. We are
beginning to make plans for our
50th Reunion. For more infor-
mation, contact Evelyn at 305-

Family and Children
Faith Coalition is seeking
youth ages 4-18 to connect
with a caring and dedicated
mentor in Miami-Dade or Bro-
ward County. Get help with
homework, attend fun events
and be a role model for your
community. For more informa-
tion, contact Brandyss Howard

at 786-388-3000 or brandyss@

Work from home and earn
money. The CLICK Charity,
5530 NW 17th Avenue, is offer-
ing free computer web design
classes for middle and high
school students. Work at your
own pace and receive one-on-
one instruction in learning a
very valuable trade. Registra-
tion and classes are free! Open
Monday-Friday, 2-7 p.m. Don't
wait call, email or come by to-
day: 305-691-8588 or andre@

There will be a free first-
time homebuyer education
class held every second Sat-
urday of the month, at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church,
21311 NW 34th Avenue, from
8:30 a:m.-5 p.m. For more in-

formation, call 305-652-7616
or email fgonzalez@ercchelp.

Free child care is avail-
able at the Miami-Dade Coun-
ty Community Action Agency
Headstart/Early Head Start
Program for children ages 3-5
for the upcoming school year.
Income guidelines and Dade
County residence apply only.
We welcome children with spe-
cial needs/disability with an
MDCPS IEP. For more informa-
tion, call 786-469-4622, Mon-
day-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Looking for all former Mon-
tanari employees to get re-
acquainted. Meetings will be
held at Piccadilly's (West 49th
Street) in Hialeah, on the last
Saturday of each month at 9
a.m. We look forward to seeing

each and every one of you. For
more information, contact Lo-
letta Forbes at 786-593-9687
or Elijah Lewis at 305-469-

The Cemetery Beauti-
fications Project, located at
3001 NW 46th Street is looking
for volunteers and donations
towards the upkeep and beau-
tification of the Lincoln Park
Cemetery. For more informa-
tion, contact Dyrren S. Barber
at 786-290-7357.

Great Crowd Ministries
presents South Florida Gos-
pel Festival at Amelia Earhart
Park on Saturday, March 10,
2012 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The
park fee is $6 per car. All artists
and vendors are encouraged to
call. For more information, con-
tact Constance Koon-Johnson

at 786-290-3258.

Xcel Family Enrichment
Center, Inc..will be celebrating
its 2nd Annual Black Marriage
Day Walk on March 24, 2012.
Xcel operates as a privately-
owned 501(C)(3) not-for-profit
community based organization
that provides social services to
low/moderate income families.
Its main focus is to strengthen
marriage and families from a
holistic approach. Xcel is seek-
ing donations for this event
in the form of monetary, tal-
ent, marriage counselors (as a
speaker), DJ, etc. Xcel is regis-
tered with the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Solicitation of
Contributions Division. Your
donation is tax deductible. For
more information, call Ms. Gil-
bert at 786-267-4544.

Recession having strong

continued from 7D

two months, but quickly
found work. That was the
job he lost in 2010, when
the construction industry
took a dive.
He sent resumes online
to construction companies
across Northern Virginia,
but none were hiring. He
found himself with $2,500

in monthly bills that in-
cluded his mortgage, car
payments, utilities and
food. The only money com-
ing in was $378 a week he
received in unemployment
So he topped paying al-
most $1,000 in child sup-
port. Thankfully, he says,
his ex-wife was still work-
ing. He also didn't pay his
$1,000 mortgage for nine

impact upon minorities
months. When the bank to Loudoun Interfaith Re-
started to foreclose on the lief, the local food pantry
house, he filed for bank- that gave him and his chil-
ruptcy to keep from losing dren enough fruits, vegeta-
the property. bles, bread and canned food
"It was the only thing I to last at least a week..
had left," he says. "I've been "It was depressing," he
there 20 years. It's where says. "The kids would go in
the kids grew up." the house and there was no
He turned to his parents, food in the cupboard. When
who helped him pay bills. He I saw all the food and bread,
applied for food stamps and I was so happy. It was like a
went once or twice a month gift from God."

School district finds innovative way to reach students

Mortgage rates at its lowest

continued from 7D

one- to two-month lag
between a contract
and a completed deal.
But the Realtors
group says a growing
number of buyers have
canceled contracts af-
ter appraisals showed
the homes were worth
less than the buyers
had bid. A sale isn't fi-
nal until a mortgage is

Home loans are also
harder to come by.
Many lenders are re-
quiring 20 percent
down payments and
strong credit scores to
The pace of sales for
previously occupied
homes is slightly.above
last year's 4.91 mil-
lion sold, which was
the fewest since 1997.
In a healthy economy,
Americans would buy
roughly six million

homes each year.
In August, sales of
new homes fell for a
fourth straight month.
This year is shaping
up to be the worst for
new-home sales on re-
cords dating to 1963.
Even so, homes are
the most affordable
they've been in de-
cades. Prices in some
metro areas have been
cut in half. Still, sales
in most areas remain

continued from 9D

cumbersome to type long
papers on the device us-
ing just the touch screen.
Printing from the devices
also is limited, especially at
Middle-schoolers will get
iPads in the winter. When
grades 3 to 5 get iPads
next fall, the devices will
be kept in the classroom.
Students in kindergarten
through second grade will

have access to a cart of the
iPads next fall.
The district has insured
the iPads. Six iPads were
reported broken in the first
two weeks of the program,
said Stephen Braunius,
director of instructional
technology. None have been
reported lost or stolen.

Although the iPads can
become an occasional dis-
traction a student last

week traipsed through
the halls playing Angry
Birds- teachers say it's no
worse than other low-tech
Apple does not offer dis-
tricts bulk discounts on
the iPad. The district pays
a slightly reduced education
price for the tablets the
same price that any indi-
vidual student or educator
would pay for just one iPad.
Apple does offer savings in
bundled software for the de-
.vices, Braunius said.

The iPads have been par-
ticularly attractive to dis-
tricts because of their ease
,of use and adaptability to
students of all grades and
learning abilities, said Carl
Howe, research director
at Boston-based Yankee
"There's something very
magnetic about the experi-
ence," Howe said. "For any-
one who is at all uncertain
about technology, it removes
that barrier between you
and the technology."

Older Americans are feeling the most financial stress

continued from 7D

on spending.
Although consumers
earning $75,000 or more
were found more comfort-
able with their savings lev-
els, they too are spending
When consumers consid-
ered their personal debts,
over half surveyed- 51 cent
- found they were about
the same as last year. This

finding suggests that while
consumer may manage
debts, becoming debt-free
for half of Americans is
long-term goal, not a short
Job security was perhaps
the worst measure. More
than half- 60 percent -job
security is as elusive now
as it was last year. Con-
versely, only 16 percent felt
their jobs were safer today.
David Denslow, Jr., a
distinguished service pro-

fessor in the Department
of Economics at the Uni-
versity of Florida and a re-
search economist for the
Bureau of Economic and
Business Research offered
his interpretation on lin-
gering job insecurity.
"This increased concern
ranges from dropouts to
college graduates, from
the less-skilled to higher
earners, from the young to
those approaching retire-
ment. And it is remarkable

for the beginning of the
third year after the official
end of a recession. The
third years of the previous
two recoveries saw rapid
job gains. This time may
be different."
In the face of question-
able job security, lingering
debts, meager savings and
lower net worth the usual
merry tone of the holidays
may offer less cheer. The
economy has taken the
form of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Forum provides methods to obtain economic prosperity

continued from 7D

innovative and creative here
There was also an open fo-
rum that provided commu-
nity members with the op-
portunity to converse openly
with the keynote speakers
about ideas on how to im-
plement strategies aimed at

economic prosperity for bro-
ken neighborhoods, specifi-
cally Black neighborhoods
in Miami.
"This afternoon I am giving
people that probably operate
non-profits like myself some
of the best practices that I
know that will help them in
the future," Clark said. "I
want to let them know some
of the lessons I have learned

as well as some of my suc-
cesses. Forums like this are
very, very important: one be-
cause it has an educational
component to it and the most
important thing is gaining a
network. Networking is so
important because it is all
about who you know that
determines who gets further
James Bradley, an entre-

preneur based in Liberty
City, said he learned a lot of
valuable information.
"The whole community
needs to be here, it doesn't
matter if you are in business
or not," he said. "Our people
are the ones being hurt by
the lack of knowledge. We
lack the know how and I be-
lieve that is why we are fall-
ing behind right now."

Professional Photography Services In Your Home

filFO D1EP1 T

a u iorms

SusrbesW Wn ouBc
.1, V""

Tfef4i-i flN wDsonsApl




Copies of the proposed Resolution are available for review at the Public Works
Department, Survey and Land Records Section of the Construction Division,
located at 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 4th Floor, during regular working hours. Phone

The Miami City Commission requests all interested parties be present or repre-
sented at this meeting and are invited to express their views.

Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting, that person shall ensure.that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including all testimony and evi-
dence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105).

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) no later than two (2) business
days prior to.the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3)
business days prior to the proceeding.

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
#15432 City Clerk




CALL 305-694-6225

I_~_ ~~____~ ~~~___

il.- ,i M lI ( ONIeROI ll ll o (\W N )l-M INY

* T -T

[NT R N L H d D

SECTION D MIAMI, FLORIDA, *'G~'~R 5-11, dj'i

Section 8 special. One and
two bedrooms. Furnished
units available. $199. Total
move in. 786-488-5225
101 A Civic Center Area
Two bedrooms starting at
$800 monthly. Appliances,
laundry, FREE WATER
ing, central air.
Call 786-506-3067
1545 NW 8 Avenue

Brand new dated building,
free water, air, ceramic tile,
beautiful, and quiet. One,
two and three bedrooms,
786-506-3067. 365 NW,8

1150 NW 1 Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$450. Mr. Willie #6

1229 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$475. Appliances, free

1231 NW 58 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath.
$450 monthly, $700 move
in. Two bedrooms, one
bath, $550 monthly, $850
to move in. All appliances
included; Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call Joel

1246 NW 58 Terrace
Studio, $395 monthly, 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
One bedroom, one bath,
$425. Ms. Shorty in #1.

140 NW 13 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$500, 786-236-1144 or

1425 NW 60 Street
Nice one bedroom, one bath,
$570 mthly. Includes refriger-
ator, stove, central air, water.
$725 move In. 786-290-5498
14370 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath
$425, $525, Ms. Jackson

1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425
Two bdrms, one bath $525

1500 NW 65 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$575 monthly, $875
to move in, all appli-
ances'included. Call Joel

1520 NW 61 Street
One and two bdrms., Section
8 Welcome. 305-932-4115
1525 NW 1 Place
One bdrm, one bath, $350
monthly. $575 move in. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel

1540 NW 1.Court
Studio $425; one bedroom
$525, two bedrooms $650,
156 NE 82 Street
One bdrm, $650. No deposit.
Section 8 Welcome.
1718 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $425.
Mr. Gaiter in #1

1731 NW 183 Drive
Two bedrooms, two baths, tile
floors, near all facilities, free
water. $800 monthly. Security
required. 305-493-9635
1744 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$475. Two bedrooms, one
bath $575. Appliances,

1801 NW 2 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$550 monthly. $850 to
move in. All appliances
included. Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call:
Joel 786-355-7578

1969 NW 2 Court

One bedroom, one bath.
$475 Appliances, free gas.

200 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath $425.
Ms. Shorty 786-290-1438

210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450,
appliances. 305-642-7080
2158 NW 5 Avenue
Section 8 special, one bed-
room, $300 cash assistance,
no deposit, utilities included,
2162 NW 5 Avenue
One bdrm, great specials.
Call 786-201-4153.
2295 NW 46 Street
One bedroom $550, two
bedrooms $725, appliances
included. Call Tony
2352 NW 97 St #A
$475 monthly, first, last and
$200 deposit. 786-515-3020
2416 NW 22 Court
One bedroom one bath
Appliances, free water.

2571 E. Superior Street
Two bedrooms, $900 moves
you in. 786-389-1686.
2804 NW 1 Avenue
Studio $395 monthly, All
appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV Call
Joel 786-355-7578

2812 NW1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$450 monthly, $700 to
move in, all appliances
included. Free 19 inch LCD
TV, call Joel 786-355-7578.

3040 NW 135 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
clean, just painted, $670
monthly. 786-252-4657

3301 NW 51 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$595 moves you in. Applianc-
es included. 786-389-1686
3330 NW 48 Terrace
One bdrm, one bath.
$550 monthly. 305-213-5013
467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency $425. Appliances
and free water.
5200 NW 26 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. Free
gift for Section 8 tenants.
$675 moves you in.
Jenny 786-663-8862

540 NW 7 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$450, two bedrooms and
one bath, $550, 305-642-
5550 NE Miami Place
One bedroom. $600 monthly,
first and last. 786-277-0302
5600 NW 7 Court
Large one bedroom, appli-
ances included. $600 month-
ly plus security. Section 8
welcome. 786-361-9146
561 NW 6 Street
One bdrm, one bath $495.
5927 NW 5 Avenue
One bedroom, new applianc-
es, tiled floors. $575 monthly,
$1150 moves you in.
60 and 61 Street
One and two bdrms, $595
and $695. Call 954-482-5400
60 NW 76 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$500 and $575, Appliances,
free water. 305-642-7080

65 NW 27 Street
(1st Ave. and 27th St.)
Five bedrooms, three baths.
$1000 monthly, all appli-
ances included. Free 19
inch LCD TVI Call Joel

731 NW 56 Street
One bdrm, one bath. Free
water. $550 monthly.
Call 786-478-5430

7606 NE 3 Court
One bedroom and efficien-
cies available. 786-286-2540
7615 NE 4 Court
Studio, one bath $495, ap-
pliances 305-642-7080.
771 NW 80 Street
One bedroom
Call 786-295-9961
8475 NE 2 Avenue
Two bdrms. Section 8 OK.
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same day
approval. Call for specials.


One or two bdrms. Take
advantage of our move in
special and call now: 305-
603-9592, 305-458-1791 or
One bedroom, $780 monthly,
One bedroom, gated. $675
to $775. NE 78 Street
8620 N Sherman Circle
Two bedrooms, two baths,
central air. Gated and se-
cured at Lake Shore. Ap-
pliances included. Section
8 Welcome! $1200 mthly.
Two bdrms, tiled. $650 mthly
if qualified. 786-402-0672.
8951 NE 8 Avenue
Large one bedroom, $800
monthly, $1000 to move in,
tile, 786-402-0672.
One and two bedrooms
6820 NW 17 Avenue
New apartments ready to
move in, one bedroom, one
bath; two bedrooms, one
1613 N.W. 1st Place
Call 786-234-1461
Renovated Apartments
One bedroom, $525, quiet
complex, contact Joanne
786-291-2735. O
South Miami area, near Metro
Rail. Two and three bedroom
apartments for rent.
SCall 786-543-3872

191 Street NW 35 Avenue
Four bedrooms, Section 8
Welcome. 305-754-7776


1023 NW 47 Street
Efficiency, one bath,
S"$575, tHree bedrooms,
one bath, $1150. Appli-
-ances, free electric, water.
11403 NW 12 Avenue
One bedroom, central air, no
pets, single or couple, no kids
preferred, $700 monthly.
1393 NW 55 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1,350 monthly. New Con-
struction. Section 8 Ok. Ron
786-355-1791, 305-318-8861
1526 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$475, free water,

1542 NW 35 Street
One and two bedrooms,
$600-$850 monthly.
15614 NW 2 Avenue, Unit 4
Three bdrms, two baths.
$500 deposit. $1200 mthly.
Section 8 Onlyl
172 NW 52 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$650. Free water and

1796 NW 112 STREET
One bedroom. 305-688-8894
1811 NW 84 Street
One bedroom with den. Appli-
ances and air $485 monthly.
1861 N.W. 42nd Street
Newly remodeled, one bed-
room, one bath, central air.
Call 786-356-1457.
19112 NW 36 Avenue
$899 MOVE IN
Three bedrooms, one bath,
appliances, screened patio.
Section 8 Welcome. $1200
monthly. 786-229-6567
2031 NW 98 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
newly tiled, central air, verti-
cals, Section 8 Welcome. Call
305-710-2921, 305-710-2964
21301 NW 37 Avenue
Two bedrooms, new paint,
air, bars, $895. Call 786-306-
2285 NW 101 Street
One bedroom, tile, air, bars.
$700, No Section 8. Terry
Dellerson Realtor
2472 NW 82 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, pri-
vate washer, dryer, .storage
facility, tile floors, big back
yard, close to transportation
and shopping, $1050 month-
ly, security deposit required.
Call 786-444-5758 for show-
2646 E. Superior Street
Four bdrms, two baths. Sec-
tion 8 OK! 954-435-7171,

271 NW 46 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$895, free water and elec-
tricity, 305-642-7080.

3051 NW 134 Street
Section 8 welcome! Newly
remodeled, two large bdrms,
one bath, central air, washer
and dryer included. New
kitchen, bath, and refrigera-
tor. $1075 monthly.
Call 954-557-4567
364 N.W. 59 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$795, appliances.

4603 NW 15th Avenue
Two bedrooms, den, $850
monthly, 786-512-7622.
4621 NW 15 Avenue
Unit B, one bedroom, one
bath, $650 mthly. Air, and
water included.
5769 NW 29 AVENUE
One bedroom, one bath,
nice, clear, tile, air,
$650 monthly, Arlene
305-835-6281 or
4 786-252-4271
5927 NE 1 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$795, appliances, free

6025 NW 24 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$600, appliances, free
water, 305-642-7080.

7749 NW 2 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$700 monthly, central air, all
appliances included. Free
19 LCD TV.
Call Joel 786-355-7578

7932 NW 12 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
tile, carpet, fenced yard, wa-
ter included, $900. Section 8
Welcome. 305-389-4011
One, two, three and four bed-
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$950 monthly,
305-757-7067 Design Reality
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 Welcome. Central
air. $800 mthly,770-885-7466.
Two bdrms, air, washer, dryer
hook up, bars, fenced, Sec-
tion 8 Only! 954-260-6227
Three bedrooms, one bath,
no credit check, newly
renovated, Section 8
welcome. Move in $799,

1235 NW 77 Terrace
Spacious, available immedi-
ately! $525 monthly. First and
security to move.
1612 NW 51 Terrace
$475 moves you in. Utilities
included 786-389-1686.
1756 NW 85 Street
$450 moves you in:
Call 786-389-1686
271 NW 177 Street
$600 monthly, first and secu-
rity to move in. 305-205-7738
Reduced! Private entrance,
cable, air. Call 305-758-6013
Furnished Rooms
1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
1775 NW 151 Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728
1822 NW 66 Street
$300 monthly. 305-244-2528
for appointment.
1973 NW 49 Street
Remodeled, utilities included.
$475 mthly. 702-448-0148
2810 NW 212 Terrace
Nice rooms. $125 weekly.
Call 786-295-2580
2911 NW 70 TERRACE
Newly renovated, .utilities
included, free cable connec-
tion. $450 monthly. $575 to
move in. Call Lola at 786-
877-7150 or Sheelah 786-
2915 NW 156 Street
Free utilities. $125 weekly,
$400 move in. 305-624-3966
335 NW 203 Terrace
Gated community, refrig-
erator, microwave, TV, free
cable, air and use of kitchen.
Call 954-678-8996.
6835 NW 15 Avenue
Limited time special, $300
monthly, $400 to move in, air
and utilities included.
Call 786-558-8096
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
One furnished room for rent.
305-528-3716, 305-625-3081
Furnished room in a private
home with own entrance.
Light kitchen privileges. Call
305-621-1017 or

Free utilities, $450 mthly,
$200 security. 305-622-2691.

Nice quiet room, near bus
terminal. Call 305-766-2055.
1000 NW 128 Street
Three bdrms, one and half
bath, $1,250. 954-805-7612.
1009 NW 42 Street
Two bedrooms, den, central
air, $975 monthly, Call:
1020 NW 65 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1310 monthly, 305-454-
11 Miami Gardens Road
West Park
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1195 monthly. Call 786-

1341 Sesame Street
Opa Locke
Three bedrooms, one
bath, $1300 monthly,
1396 NW 102 Street
Large four bedrooms, two
baths, 786-286-2540.
1410 NW 195 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
one car garage. $1300
monthly. Call 305-267-9449.
15310 NW 31 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
den, air, tile, $1,250. No Sec-
tion 8. Terry Dellerson Broker
15331 NW 29th Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, tile, den, $1,250. No Sec-
tion 8. Call Terry Dellerson,
Realtor 305-891-6776.
1550 NW 71 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, washroom, $850,
Section 8 welcome 786-326-
1611 NW 52 Street
Three bdrms., one bath, car-
port, $900 mthly. Call
169 NE 46 Street
Five bedrooms, 2 and half
baths, $1500, appliances,
central air, fenced yard.

17921 NW 5 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
den, air, tile, $1,300. No Sec-
tion 8. Terry Dellerson, Broker
1800 NE 179 Street
Four bdrms, two baths,
Section 8 Welcome.
22 NW 62 Street
Three bdrms, two bath, Sec-
tion 8 Welcome. 305-932-
2300 NW 53 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air, security bars, tile,
Section 8 Welcome.
2315 NW 63 Street
Three bedrooms, central air,
fenced yard, $900,
2435 NW 64 Street
Two bedrooms. $785 month-
ly. Call after 6 p.m.,
2481 NW 140 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$950 morfthly. 305-267-9449
2820 NW i Avenbe
Two bdrms, one bath, $750
monthly. Free water.
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV Call
Joel 786-355-7578

310 NE 58 Terrace
Five bedrooms, 3 baths,
$1200 monthly, all appli-
ances included. Free 19
inch LCD TV. Call Joel
3421 NW 213 Street
Two bedrooms, new paint, air
bars, $975. 786-306-4839
3501 NW 9 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$995, stove, refrigerator,
free water. 305-642-7080
485 NW 80 Street
Section 8 OK
Newly remodeled, four bed-
rooms, two baths, central
air, washer/dryer, tile, $1700
monthly, 954-557-4567
5026 NW 23 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath, all
new appliances, water includ-
ed and background required.
$750 mthly. 305-776-9876.
5246 NW 8 Avenue
Nice clean house, three bed-
rooms, one bath. Section 8
OK. Call 786-355-8598.
55 NW 83rd Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
fenced yard, and central air.
Section 8 preferred. Call Mr.
Coats at 305-345-7833.
5551 NW 15 Avenue
Section 8 Welcome
Three bedrooms, two
bath. $1200 monthly. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel

636 NE 195 Street
Newly remodeled, three bed-
rooms, two and half baths,

washer/dryer connection.
$1,550 monthly. Call Matthew
7501 NW 4th Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$725 monthly. 786-200-1672

770 NW 55 Street
Large two bedrooms, one
bath, water included. $850
monthly. Call 305-267-9449.
8231 NW 14 Court
Four bedrooms, 2 baths, cen-
tral air, newly renovated, near
Arcola Park.
930 NW 176 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
den, air, tile, $1,350. No Sec-
tion 8. Terry Dellerson Broker
Spacious four bdrms, two
baths, living room furniture,
plasma TV included. Section
8 Welcome! Others available.
One Four Bedrooms, No
Sect 8. Broker: 786-955-
Three bdrms. Section 8 OK.
Call Sean 305-205-7738.
Behind in Your Rent? 24
Hour notice. Behind in Your
Mortgage? 786-326-7916.

1270 NW 57 Street
For Sale
Two bedrooms, two baths,
den, garage. Try $2900 down
and $464 monthly FHA. We
have others. NDI Realtors
For sale Two bedrooms,
one bath, central air, Try
FHA $1700 down and $495
monthly. NDI Realtors.
Now You Can own Your
Own Home Today
UP TO $65,000
On Any Home/Any Area
Need HELP???
House of Homes Realty

10 Medical Billing
Trainees Needed!
Hospitals and Insurance
Companies now hiring.
No Experience?
Need Training?
Local Training
and Job Placement
Assistance available

Live on site, 50 units, NW
Mia, 305-665-1951

Looking for individuals to
sell newspapers at major

To stand in the background
for a major film! Earn up to
$200/day. Exp. not req.

North Dade Area
Four Day Live-in. Back-
ground screening required.

We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail
outlets in South Dade, Bro-
ward and Miami Dade.
Wednesday Only
You must be available be-
tween the hours of 6 a.m.
and 1 p.m. Must have reli-
able, insured vehicle and
current Driver License.
Apply in person at:
The Miami Times
900 N.W. 54th Street
Retired English teacher or a
person that has the experi-
ence and skills necessary
for correcting spelling and
grammar. Email kmcneir@
miamitimesonline.com or call

Don't Throw Away
Your Old Recordsl
I Buy Old Records! Albums,
LP's, 45's, or 12" singles.
Soul, Jazz, Blues, Reggae,
Caribbean, Latin, Disco,
Rap. Also DJ Collections! Tell
Your Friendsl 786-301-4180.

ALF Core Class, Family Care
Home Class, CPR, First Aid,
HHA/CNA Update Class,
CALL: 305-249-7339

Custom-made cabinets for
kitchens and bathrooms at
affordable prices. 14130
N.W. 22nd Avenue.
Call 305-685-3565.

South Florida Behav-
ioral Health Network, Inc.
(SFBHN) seeks qualified
behavioral health orga-
nizations and behavioral
health care professionals
who wish to sub-contract
with SFBHN to provide be-
havioral health treatment

Pre-qualification does not
guarantee that the appli-
cant will receive monies,
but that the applicant quali-
fies to receive monies as
funds become available.
For full application instruc-
tions, go to the SFBHN
website: www.sfbhn.org
















i Bedroo:m399

2 Bedroomn695

Dally appointments 1 75
Abortion without surgery W/COUPON

Lejune Plaza Shopping Center 786-379-0415
697 East 9th St. OR
Hialeah, FL 33010 305-887-3002

AdVancedGyn-- Clinic
erofesslonal, Safe t Conlidential Services

-Termination Up to 22 Weeks
Individual Counseling Services
Board Certified OB GYN's
, Complete GYN Services





PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT a meeting of the City of Miami Commis-
sion has been scheduled for Thursday, October 13, 2011, at City of Miami City
Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida, 33133. A private attorney-cli-
ent session will be conductedd under the parameters of F.S. 286.011(8), F.S.
[2010]. The person chairing the City of Miami Commission meeting will an-
nounce the commencement of an attorney-client session, closed to the public,
for purposes of discussing the pending litigation cases of Kenia Perez vs. City of
Miami, pending in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida Case No.
10-21179-CIV-Cooke/Turnoff, to which the City is presently a party. This pri-
vate meeting will begin at approximately 3:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as the
Commissioners' schedules permit) and conclude approximately one hour later.
The session will be attended by the members of the City Commission: Chair-
man Wilfredo (Willy) Gort, Frank Carollo, Marc David Sarnoff, Francis Suarez
and Michelle Spence-Jones; the City Manager, Johnny Martinez; the City Attor-
ney, Julie O. Bru; and Deputy City Attorney Warren Bittner, Assistant City Attor-
ney George K. Wysong and Assistant City Attorney Henry J. Hunnefeld. A cer-
tified court reporter will be present to ensure that the session is fully transcribed
and the transcript will be made public upon the conclusion of the above-cited,
ongoing litigation. At the conclusion of the attorney-client session, the regular
Commission meeting will be reopened and the person chairing the Commission
meeting will announce the termination of the attorney-client session.

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
#15439 City Clerk




SM ,

34 victory

By D. Kevin McNeir

The evening started with thunder
and lightning and a delay in the game,
but for fans at FIU Stadium last Fri-
day night, there were plenty of fire-
works on the field. Central (4-0) and
ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 6A,
held off Columbus (3-1) who sits at
the top of the state's Class 8A teams,
winning 37-34 in a come-from-behind
victory. But it wasn't easy for Central
- not by a long shot.

While Central led for most of the
game, midway in the fourth quar-
ter Columbus's talented quarterback
Garrett Fortner led a drive down the
field that ended with him running for
26 yards and a touchdown. Columbus
had finally taken the lead with less
than four minutes remaining in the
But it was the one-man wrecking
crew of Central's sophomore tail-
back Joseph Yearby who carried the
ball eight times on the game-winning
drive a 12-play, 75-yard effort. He
dashed into the end zone with 22 sec-
onds to go and shut the door on Co-
lumbus's chance to remain undefeat-
ed. Columbus ran for a combined 287
yards Yearby alone had 292 yards
including four rushing touchdowns
and one receiving touchdown.

Jackson 19 Miami Beach 14
The Generals remain unbeaten at
5-0 led by the super-talented trio of
Willie Quinn, Deandre Jasper and Ca-
nard Brown, all receivers, and sopho-
more quarterback Quinton Flowers.
Miami Beach was previously unde-
Norland 42 Hialeah 6
The Vikings took a 42-0 lead going
into the half and were never threat-
ened. Once again Randy Johnson led
his team to an easy victory. Feddie
Davey opened the game with a thrill-
ing 78-yard kickoff return for Nor-
land's first of many touchdowns.
Krop 61 Miami Springs 7
Carol City 24 North Miami Beach 8
South Miami 14 South Dade 7

B-CU alums celebrate despite defeat
By D. Kevin McNeir -
kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com ..

Yes, the Miami Hurricanes won the
game against the Bethune-Cookman
University (B-CU) Wildcats, 45-14. But
it was also a day that many fans and
alumni from B-CU still found plenty
about which to celebrate. Although the
Wildcats are in a lower division, they
took to the field inspired and poised
and jumped out to an early 7-0 lead.
The defense then stopped the Hurri-
canes with ease, regaining possession
after three plays. The score could have
been 14-0 in favor of Bethune-Cook-
man had they not fumbled on the six-
yard line on their second drive.
But that's when the Hurricanes
mounted successive drives on their
way to victory. Nonetheless, Wildcat
fans, from a large gathering of Omega
Psi Phi alums who reminisced before
the game in tailgating festivities to
the more elaborate skybox where B-CU
President Dr. Trudie Reed, Board of
Trustees Chairman Larry Handfield,
other Board members including Audley

Yes, there really
The NBA lockout is such a disap-
pointment. Its archrival-the recent
NFL lockout-is way ahead on the
It's early, but as the NBA lockout
enters its fourth month (with no end
in sight), it's being referenced in 66.3
stories per day, based on a search of
Factiva, a news-search engine. That
isn't even two-thirds of what the NFL
was racking up during its 4-1/2-month
lockout earlier this year (109.1 per day).
Granted, comparing any league's lev-



Coakley and Rev. John Harrington and
Miami Times Publisher Emeritus Garth
C. Reeves, supported their team to the
very end.
According to B-CU alumni including
chapter president Wayne Davis, over
1,500 Wildcat fans showed up for the
game eclipsing their estimates for at-
tendance three-fold. The halftime show

is a NBA lockout
el of attention to the NFL's is like ask-
ing a 6-foot guard to defend a 7-footer
in the post. The NFL lockout was des-
tined to get voluminous coverage be-
cause of the sport's popularity and the
public's addiction to fantasy leagues
and "survivor" betting pools. As one
would expect, the historic 1994 base-
ball strike--which resulted in the first
labor-related cancellation of a major-
league postseason-also drew bigger
numbers (85.4 references per day).
But to this point, the coverage that

-Miami Times Photo/D. Kevin McNeir
was another example of the excellence
of the students of Bethune-Cookman.
The band's five drum majors pranced
and strutted to the delight of their fans
in the tradition of the Black college and
university. The teams will face off again
next year. Alums say their team will be
ready and they will show up in even
greater numbers.

the NBA lockout has gotten isn't on par
with the 2004-05 NHL lockout (69.9),
which resulted in the cancellation of
that season. It's not even keeping up
with the NBA's previous lockout 176.81,
which began in 1998 and wound up
wiping out 32 games of the regular sea-
It's not over, though. If and when reg-
ular-season games start getting can-
celed, the NBA lockout could make a
run at its retired peers. More rumors of
angry negotiating sessions would help.
But so far, the NBA's impasse has been
an underachiever.

Everyone wins at UM vs. BCU game

- 87I7-2I58311 T Oi I

*Rate quoted for a 26-year-old male non-smoker in Hernando County. Rates may vary by gender, age, county and tobacco usage. Limitations and exclusions may apply. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc., is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 71364-0511

NOVEMBER 1, 2011
Friday, 10/14/11 1. Logic and Accuracy Test of the touch screen
10:00 a.m. and optical scan voting systems to be used for
early voting, absentee and precinct ballots

Wednesday, 10/19/11 1. Pre-count Logic and Accuracy Test of the opti-
10:00 a.m. through cal scan system used for absentee and provi-
Tuesday, 11/1/11 sional ballots
2. Absentee ballot opening and processing (as
3. Duplication of ballots (as needed)

Tuesday, 11/1/11 1. Absentee ballot opening and processing (as
Canvassing: 6:00 p.m. 2. Duplication of ballots (as needed)
to completion 3. Canvassing of presumed invalid absentee bal-
lots and provisional ballots
4. Tabulation of results
5. Unofficial Results provided by the Supervisor
of Elections

Friday,. 11/4/11 1. Canvassing of provisional ballots (if needed)
10:00 a.m. to 2. Certification of Official Results, including pro-
completion visionals, by the Supervisor of Elections
3. Post-count Logic and Accuracy Test of the op-
tical scan system used for absentee and pro-
visional ballots
4. Race and precinct(s) selection for manual
post-election audit

Monday, 11/7/11 1. Audit process starts to completion
10:00 a.m. to

All activities will be located at:
Miami-Dade County Elections Department
2700 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15438) City Clerk