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The new Sherbondy Village, 777 Sharazad Boulevard, in downtown Opa-locka, will
provide recreational programming for youth and senior citizens and will Include
a gymnasium, swimming pool and fitness center.

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"We lost some of the funding one year ago ...
according to federal guidelines, we were therefore
ineligible to draw down on the funding."
-BRYAN K. FINNIE, Opa-locka City Manager

"We ... lost a portion of the money that had been
set aside [for Sherbondy Village] but that hurt."
-JOHN RILEY, Opa-locka former mayor


for Sher]

Opa-locka city manage
Swill not incur addition

By D. Kevin McNeir
Residents of Opa-locka are
preparing for the grand open-
ing of a $3 million dollar com-
munity center, Sherbondy Vil-
lage, 777 Sharazad Boulevard,
that has been positively com-
pared to the Betty T. Ferguson

ter, p

funding pays

bondy Village

T says residents the project's costs have been
al taxes City Manager Bryan K. Fin-
nie, a 50-something, longtime
nation Center in Miami city employee, says despite
ens. The long-awaited having lost some of the earli-
story project will provide er projected revenue from the
:ns with expanded recre- County's Office of Community
al and cultural opportu- and Economic Development
s including a fitness cen- (OCED), tax payers should not
pool, theater and a small be concerned.
lasium. However, as it "We lost some of the funding
s completion, some ques- one year ago from the OCED
have surfaced as to how Please turn to FUNDING 8A

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First lady to visit

Broward tomorrow

By Anthony Man
Michelle Obama makes her
first visit as first lady to Bro-
ward County tomorrow. She'll
be raising money for her hus-
band's re-election effort.
"There's tremendous excite-
ment," said Andrew Weinstein,
a Coral Springs lawyer active
in Democratic politics. He's a
volunteer fundraiser for Presi-
dent Barack Obama's cam-
The event comes the same
month that Obama for Amer-
ica, the president's re-election
campaign, reported another

stellar quarter of political fun-
On Thursday, the first lady
will attend campaign fundrais-
ers in Jacksonville and Tampa.
Later that day she will appear
at the Signature Grand in Da-
vie for a dinner and reception.
A general ticket costs $500.
For $25,000, someone can be-
come an event co-host, which
gets admission to a special re-
ception, two pictures with the
first lady, and 10 seats at a
front-row table.
There also are some "limited
availability" tickets for $100.
Please turn to OBAMA 6A

Fighting breast cancer

By Kalla Heard
Skheard@miamitimesonline.com .

Are you clear about the serious I .!j
health challenges that Black women
face as it relates to breast cancer? If
you have questions, you are not alone. ''
To help dispel some of the misconcep- _
tions about breast cancer, The Miami
Times spoke with Dr. Hakan Charles-
Harris, a breast surgeon at North
Shore Medical Center, who has been .
studying cancer for 27 years.
According to the National Cancer ; -
Institute, one-in-eight women will be
diagnosed with breast cancer at one
time in her lifetime. Data posted on
BlackWomensHealth.org, says Black DR. HAKAN CHARLES-HARRIS
Please turn to BREAST CANCER 8A

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Federal judge


drug testing
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rgrice@0miaflmeWontlhtecom- dividuals retain a right of
privacy against such intru-
As, a result,' of-2 tWi uit. Sei suspicionless searches
briouhttby sAYl & y the state, even wfiri ap-
ida and tbie,.Fida. Jt c, plyingfor temporary assis-
Institute (-FJI|,).;, S,. District ;tance.
Judge-Mary : cri'S'et ted Representative Cynthia A.
enforceaientbof Fbida's.a ew Stafford, 44, District 109,
S-law miandating drugteits.for ,.applauded the judge.for her
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Who profits

from televised


Carvalho folds on deal for Miami
Central and Northwestern teams

By Randy Grice
Controversy has recently
been brewing between Miami
Central Senior High School's
alumni association and me-
dia giant Comcast. Last
week, the Inner City Alumni
for Responsible Education
(I.C.A.R.E.) held a press con-
ference to shed light on what
they believe to be exploitation

of Black high schools by me-
dia giants.
"Comcast will not be broad-
casting the game [the annual
rivalry between Northwestern
and Central]," said William
"DC" Clark, 55, president of
the Miami Central Alumni
association. "This is a vic-
tory for the alumni associa-
tion. They would not change
their stance on giving us only
Please turn to DEAL 8A


S$200B secret

S By Paul Richter "

Muammar Gaddafi secret-
ly salted away more than
$200 billion in bank ac-
counts, real estate and cor-
porate investments around
the world before he was
killed, according to senior
Libyan officials.
That's about $30,000 for
every Libyan citizen and
double the amount that
Western governments previ-
ously had suspected.
The new estimates of the

Former Libyan Leader
deposed dictator's hidden
Please turn to STASH 8

Rise of Cain, the anti-politician, reflects disarray in the GOP

By DeWayne Wickham

What is the magnetism of
Herman Cain? How has this
former pizza company execu-
tive with no prior political ex-
perience, relatively little cam-
paign funds and a small staff
of political neophytes been
able to surge into the front
ranks of the candidates vy-
ing for the Republican Party's
presidential nomination?
Nothing signals the GOP's
disarray more than the rise of
Cain, a man whose confound-
ing views apparently mean
less to Republicans than his

simple answers
to complex
questions. And
nothing should
worry the man-
agers of Presi-
dent Obama's
WICKHAM re-election cam-
paign more than
the growing appeal of a would-
be opponent whose solutions
to this nation's perplexing
problems are more lyrical than
Cain is an anti-politician a
White House candidate whose
greatest appeal seems to be his
pizza parlor view of the world.

While such a description might
attract those who think noth-
ing short of a revolutionary
change will make the nation's
capital more responsive to the
needs the American people,
the possibility of Cain end-
ing up in the Oval Office has
to alarm thoughtful people on
both sides of the political di-
Like any good salesman,
Cain pushes what sells. To a
nation disgusted with Con-
gress' inability to reform the
federal tax laws, he had of-
fered his 9-9-9 tax plan, which
would replace the current fed-

eral tax codes with a 9 percent
tax on income, sales and busi-
nesses. That seems like a good
idea to a lot of people frustrat-
ed by the federal government's

complicated tax laws.
Cain's proposal to build an
electrified fence along the U.S.-
Mexican border which he
has mentioned several times
- had a similar kind of ap-
peal. As far back as May, that
pitch was a good applause line
for Cain, who once said he'd
put an alligator-filled moat
next to that barrier.
Cain, however, stumbled a
bit following Israel's decision
to release more than 1,000
Palestinians for a single Israeli
soldier held by Hamas. During
a CNN interview, Cain said he
would consider exchanging a

large number of prisoners in
the Guantanamo Bay deten-
tion camp to gain the freedom
of one American soldier.
"I could see myself autho-
rizing that kind of transfer,"
he said. But when Cain came
under attack from fellow Re-
publicans for this view, he
said he misspoke. He would
not negotiate with terrorists,
he said during a GOP presi-
dential debate. Then, in an ap-
pearance on NBC's "Meet the
Press," Cain who once said
some people think he just has
pepperoni between his ears -
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It's time for all of us to fight

for incarcerated Blacks
Some readers may be unfamiliar with the Jim
Crow era of the U.S. and the laws that were en-
acted during that period it would be to your
best interest to review our history. As a reminder, Jim
Crow was used to keep former slaves "in their place." It
made it virtually impossible for Blacks to vote, to own
property, to run for elected office and a host of other
rights and privileges guaranteed by the U.S. Constitu-
tion. Those rights, however, were reserved for whites. It
wasn't the fear of a Black planet that fueled the fire but
rather blatant racism.

When we look at the current justice system and the
inordinate number of Black men and women that are
being funneled into our prisons, jails and youth facili-
ties, one can't help but notice some startling similari-
ties. Blacks were once used as free labor to build this
country and to make it the leading free nation in the
world. Now that same kind of philosophy is being em-
ployed under the laws and rubrics of the prison indus-
trial complex. It's more free labor for private industries,
states and local governments. And it's Black folks who
are once again being forced to "lift that barge and tote
that bail."

If no one else is willing to sound the clarion alarm,
Black leaders should be shouting at the top of their
lungs, challenging this injustice. But the majority re-
main ominously silent. Even more disconcerting is the
fact that once an inmate has paid their dues to society,
they remain stuck in "second-class Purgatory." What
does that mean? They are denied the majority of the
rights that they once had. They cannot live in public
housing, they cannot apply for federal student loans
and in most states they are not allowed to vote or to sit
on a jury.

It used to be said that the purpose of incarceration
was to change behavior and to help formerly-misguided
men, women.andyouth walk down a new, more appro-
priate path. Clearly, the purpose of incarceration has
changed from rehabilitation. Now it looks like jail is a
place for free labor Black labor. Sometimes, the more
things change the more they remain the same.

Beware of candidates that

want to eliminate Urban

Beach Week
Steve Berke is running for Mayor of Miami
Beach. He says one of his first moves would
be to eliminate Urban Beach Weekend. Another
candidate, Commissioner Deede Weithorn, has sent
out e-mails that seek to find "solutions" for the over-
crowded, mostly-Black weekend that comes around ev-
ery spring. She says she is not being racist and just
wants to have "conversation" so that the entire com-
munity can be happy.

But the Miami Dade Urban League sees it much dif-
ferently. Their president, T. Willard Fair, has asked for
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez to get in-
volved. He believes that the tactics of Weithorn are tan-
tamount to race baiting, further adding that here in
Miami-Dade County, Blacks have little or no political
value. Seems like Fair may have a valid point.

One cannot help but wonder why there is such a fury
over Urban Beach Weekend, given the vast amount of
money that is made by Miami Beach and its many busi-
nesses owners. No one seems to complain when they
are cashing checks written by Black folk. It's just hard
to understand why the focus continues to be placed on
Blacks hanging out on Miami Beach. We thought the
days where it was illegal for us to show up and have
a good time on the Beach had ended. This should be
about "green" not Black and white but then again, we
are still living in a country that can't seem to get be-
yond the blinders of race. It looks like Miami is just a
reflection of U.S. hegemony. Can we all just get along?
Not yet it appears.

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Cain used as a distraction to keep the jobs

Democrats and Republi-
cans chant in unison jobs,
jobs, jobs. President Obama
offers an American Jobs plan,
but Republicans use the fili-
buster in the Senate to kill
it and a Republican major-
ity will not consider it in the
House. House Democrats of-
fered a heftier jobs bill, but
it is ignored by the majority
in control. Republicans offer
more of the same- tax cuts
for the rich whom they call
"job creators"- but they have
put no actual jobs plan on the
As a result, 15 million
Americans still languish, of-
ficially unemployed, with
another 10 million under-
employed or so discouraged
they have stopped looking
for work. Republicans pro-
tect their own from charges of
racism and the press doesn't

vigorously pursue the issue
because Herman Cain says,
"it's time to move on," and if
he, as a Black man, isn't up-
set, why should others be per-
turbed. And Democrats don't
want to discuss it because it's
a distraction from their jobs

tually being blocked, not just
by conservatives, but by white
conservative Republicans de-
termined to use any means
necessary, including race, as
both Republicans and Demo-
crats have done in the past,
to defeat America's first Black

f the American people were to conclude that white Republi-
cans not just conservative Republicans were actively
working to defeat Obama because of his race, they would
overwhelmingly reject the Republican Party.... :...-
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But what if not condemning
racism when it raises its ugly
head is actually diverting
and delaying the jobs discus-
sion? What if Cain's presence
in the race is actually camou-
flaging the fact that Obama's
jobs plan (and virtually any-
thing else he proposes) is ac-

president? If Cain was not in
the race, could the press real-
ly ignore Perry's hunting site
with no apology for its name
or use?
If the American people were
to conclude that white Repub-
licans not just conservative
Republicans were actively
working to defeat Obama be-


[iToloiing Dj
The spirit of Dr. Martin Lu-
ther King, Jr. was resurrected
recently in Washington, D.C.
The new Martin Luther King
Memorial, a powerful, granite
symbol of Dr. King's dream of
equal opportunity and racial
reconciliation, was officially
dedicated on Sunday, Oct.
16th before a crowd of thou-
sands on the National Mall. In
his keynote speech, President
Obama reminded the audi-
ence and the nation that even
though, "We have a right to sa-
vor the slow but certain prog-
ress" Dr. King made possible,
"Our work, Dr. King's work is
not complete." The president
called upon the nation to "draw
from the strength of those ear-
lier struggles," to confront the
crises of unemployment, pover-
ty, inequality and division that
still plague us today.
A day earlier, I served as co-
chair of a rally and March for
Jobs and Justice that was or-
ganized by Rev. Al Sharpton's


K. Kiig by fig hingfr job
National Action Network. Thou- do we want it?" Nowl"
sands of citizens and dozens The common thread tying to-
of civil rights, human rights, gether Saturday's march and
and labor leaders joined us in Sunday's Memorial dedication
a call for concrete action dur- is the re-emergence today of
ing a march from the Washing- the same kind of bold, grass-

ike the nation's founders, Dr. King understood the power of "We,
the people" to build a More Perfect Union. He relied on groups
like the National Urban League, SCLC and the NAACP to mobi-
lize, organize and empower the foot soldiers of the movement.

ton Monument to the new King
Memorial. We marched for the
14 million Americans who re-
main out of work. We marched
for a jobs bill. We marched in
solidarity with citizens who feel
left out by corporate interests,
let down by their political lead-
ers and left behind by the eco-
nomic recovery. We marched
for worker rights...for voter
rights...for equal justice under
the law. And we marched to
the beat of a constant refrain:
"What do we want? Jobs! When

roots action that Dr. King so
courageously used in his fight
for civil rights and economic
justice. With overall unemploy-
ment at 9.1 ;percent and the
Black rate at 16 percent, it is
time for the rising voices of the
people from Wall Street to
Washington to be heard. We
should not forget that Dr. King
was assassinated in 1968 while
leading non-violent demonstra-
tions to secure dignity and liv-
ing wages for Black sanitation
workers in Memphis. He was

cause of his race,7tey"Wou"
overwhelmingly reject the Re-
publican Party, its candidates
and proposals and under-
stand more clearly a Repub-
lican strategy of blockage and
In the South when racism
was running rampant, rich
slave-owners or possessors'
of other wealth or power were
concerned with conserving
their privilege. They used the
fear of Blacks to manipulate
whites and Blacks political-
ly to keep them separated,
and from rebelling and join-
ing forces to fight their mu-
tual state of unemployment,
poverty, lack of health care,
housing and education. White
politicians know the Ameri-
can weakness on race and as
long as they are able to exploit
it politically, we may never to
a real discussion on jobs.

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also planning a. nei nation-
wide campaign for jobs and
opportunity that would involve
citizen protests in cities and
rural districts across the coun-
try and culminate with another
historic march on Washington.
Like the nation's founders,
Dr. King understood the power
of "We, the people" to build a
More Perfect Union. He relied
on groups like the National
Urban League, SCLC and the
NAACP to mobilize, organize
and empower the foot soldiers
of thesmovement. And he in-
spired us to press on in the
face of barriers and setbacks.
Dr. King's life has been a
guiding light in my own ca-
reer in public service. While I
am proud of the new Memo-
rial on the National Mall, I can
think of no better way to honor
his legacy than to stand with
groups like the National Action
Network and millions of Ameri-
cans in the on-going struggle
for jobs and justice.


Why are we sending troops to Uganda?
Reports that the Obama ad- on the LRA (since the LRA just the Ugandan government A similar dang
ministration is planning on crosses borders, including (in this case) but the U.S. gov- the U.S. throu
sending U.S. troops to Ugan- back and forth to what is now ernment and its intervention, ment of trooF
da to hunt down the so-called the South Sudan). They could As we witnessed in Somalia, While it is onl1
Lord's Resistance Army sent also supply Uganda other when Ethiopia invaded with 100 troops, as

chills up my spine. The Lord's
Resistance Army (LRA), group
of maniacal terrorists running
around Uganda foryears, has
been a major thorn in the side
of the people of Uganda. Their
atrocities are countless and it
is in every one's interests that
they are destroyed. That said,
I ask myself, why is the U.S.
sending troops there?
If the Obama administra-
tion wants to help Uganda
defeat the LRA, they should
limit themselves to advising
and training Ugandans to fight
their own war. Better yet, they
should support the African
Union in carrying out a coor-
dinated, multi-country assault

f the Obama administration wants to help Uganda defeat the
LRA, they should limit themselves to advising and training
Ugandans to fight their own war.

forms of assistance to help the
areas that are blighted by the
LRA. But sending U.S. troops
to Uganda starts to feel like an
old film we have all seen, i.e.,
Once U.S. troops are on
the ground in Uganda, it al-
most automatically changes
the dynamics of a struggle.
The LRA, as terrorist as they
are, can claim, much as the
Al Shabab terrorists in Soma-
lia, that they are fighting not

the active support of the U.S.
in 2006 in order to crush the
Union of Islamic Courts (a
conservative Islamist force
that had stabilized the situa-
tion in part of Somalia), this
inflamed the situation even
more. Instead of crushing Is-
lamists, the Ethiopian/U.S.
invasion provoked the growth
of dangerous terrorists and
warlords, a fact that author
Jeremy Scahill has recently
documented in The Nation.

;er cudawai
gh the deploy-
)s to Uganda.
y alleged to be
we know from

previous U.S. interventions,
there is no reason to believe
that the intervention will stop
there, particularly if there are
U.S. casualties. Therefore, as
the intervention grows, the
battle cry against the U.S. will
grow and with it the very real
possibility of a prolonged en-
gagement in Uganda.
The Obama administration
needs to rescind it proposed
deployment. It should support
the African Union and other
forces who wish to crush the
LRA. But U.S. troops on the
ground needs to be out of the
question. Given the disasters
in Afghanistan, Pakistan and
Iraq, enough is enough.


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Officials say Jackson Hospital is

in "fine shape," but do you think

it may be forced to close its doors?

Retired, Liberty City

I think that
they will find
a way to stay
open. They
have been with
us for far too

Retired, Allapattah

It is the same problem through-
out America,
95 percent of
the population
is fighting and
killing over all
the wealth. If
we bring the
rich and pow- -
erful down we
will all live better. The rich and
powerful could save Jackson
Hospital if they wanted to.

Teacher, Liberty City

I don't think
that Jackson
Memorial Hos-
pital can close
down. It is too
large and too
many people
who don't have
health insur-
ance depend on their services. I
don't think that is even an op-

Public housing manger, Liberty City

I'm not sure,
but you would
expect for
your county
local govern-
ment and your
state govern-
ment and your
federal government to step in to
keep this hospital open.

Retired, Liberty City

No I don't
think so. The
threat of clo-
sure for Jack-
son has. been
going on for
a while. They 3
still haven't
closed yet

Retired, Liberty City

I think that ---
there is a real
that they may
have to close
their doors.


Wall Street protest is our Arab spring

In the Spring of 2011, we
saw multiple protests devel-
oping out of Internet chat-
ter among young people in
Libya, Egypt, Syria and Ye-
men. Many heralded these
events as a general upris-
ing against dictatorships, a
move away from harsh Is-
lamic doctrine and believed
that a new dawn of democ-
racy would develop in the
Middle East. In all of these
phenomena, there was one
common theme they be-
gan by unemployed or dis-
contented young people were
dissatisfied with what the
future seemed to hold for
them. The fall of Gadhafi is
the latest result of the Arab
spring as his 49-year dicta-
torship came to an end with
his death last week.
The U.S. is going through
similar events during our

fall protest events that
began in New York City on
Wall Street. There is no
single leader and no coher-
ent theme, but there is a
general feeling of discontent
with rich, Wall Street cor-

voters, with no particular
party affiliation that want
something basic -jobs. They
want to be able to earn a liv-
ing and live out their part of
the American Dream. Ulti-
mately, President Obama,

Interestingly, in the last six weeks Obamas has taken out three
of the most feared terrorists in current history. A few years
ago, he would have received accolade after accolade for fi-
nally catching Osama Bin Laden. What he received was a tepid
response and bare acknowledgement of an achievement that was
never accomplished by his predecessor.

portions who have gotten
wealthier while 99 percent
of American have seen their
standard of living decline.
They are neither un-Amer-
ican nor a left wing version
of the Tea Party. Rather they
appear to be disenchanted

Congress and the Republi-
can Party will have to deliver.
Interestingly, in the last six
weeks Obamas has taken
out three of the most feared
terrorists in current history.
A few years ago, he would
have received accolade after

accolade for finally catch-
ing Osama Bin Laden. What
he received was a tepid re-
sponse and bare acknowl-
edgement of an achievement
that was never accomplished
by his predecessor. Finally,
Obama is getting U.S. troops
out of Iraq and helped get rid
the world of Gadhafi with no
loss of American life. Few are
willing to recognize these
feats. Statesman "par excel-
lence" or not, the president
will ultimately be judged or
whether he can deliver jobs
and the hope that he prom-
ised which was key to his be-
ing elected. But I cannot see
how he will be able to deliver
on his jobs promise with a
Republican majority in Con-
gress that seems determined
to everything to make sure
he fails, no matter how it im-
pacts our country.


And yet, we have made significant progress
How Iruch progress have collective net worth falls far time, i.e., about 40 years, aware of the mop
we made since Reconstruc- short when compared with and these gains are fragile! erful interest gr
tion, integration, affir- white Americans. These gains have not been country. We wer
mative action and single- Have Blacks begun to institutionalized in the tionally and sy:
member districts? That is make some substantial standard operating proce- denied access to
one of the important ques- ties and resource
tions we must ask our- for "whites only
selves as a people. During during this state of economic depression the Black cor- 400 years for n
this state of economic de- munity has reached a critical point where we are be- son. Some wou
pression the Black commu- tradition th
nity has reached a critical ginning to see clearly the systemic problems that stand tion of Black
point where we are begin- before US. But traditions a
ning to see clearly the sys- ily abandoned.
temic problems that stand continue in tl
before us. For example, gains in the sociopolitical dures of public and private to obtain equa
across most all socio-eco- and economic power base U.S. institutions. In fact, something deer
nomic quality of life indica- of mainstream America? every day we see organized portant that our
tors,' Blacks fall at the bot- Well, yes. But as a collec- attacks on Black prog- and mothers w
tom with the highest ififant tive people we are still at ress. From attacks on vot- to die in order
mortality, incarceration, the bottom rung of the lad- ers' rights to closing public them. Not simp]
school dropout, poverty der. We cannot forget that schools in Black communi- selves but for
and unemployment rates, we have made such gains ties and the privatization of would follow th
And if this isn't enough, our in a very short amount prisons, we should remain all humankind.

tives of pow-
oups in this
-e not inten-
ces reserved
" for almost
.o good rea-
.ld call this
Le subjuga-
are not eas-
So we must
he struggle
il rights -
ned so im-
vere willing
to achieve
ly for them-
those who
em and for

BY QUEEN BROWN, COMMUNITY ACTIVIST, Queenb2020@bellsouth.net

Marco Rubio: Unpatriotic and Un-Am

Last week, Florida Senator
Marco Rubio appeared on the
evening news and stated that
credit should go to the right
people for the take down of
the leadership of Libya's for-
mer leader, Muammar Gad-
hafi. Unfortunately he gave
little credit to U.S. troops for
their role in defeating Gad-
hafi and his henchmen. As
a matter of fact he was very
critical of President Barack
Obama and said that moving
slowly caused more suffering
and loss of Libyan lives. At
the same time he applauded
the efforts of the French and
the British. Imagine this is
someone whose name is be-
ing touted for president or
vice-president of the U.S. If he
lacks the courage or wisdom
to give credit where credit is
due, how could he possibly

represent the U.S.? I wonder
how our troops feel hear-
ing how their sacrifices have
been minimized by a member
of Congress who never even
served in the armed forces?
Even the most elementary-

Could it be that 'misery
loves company? Perhaps the
reason Rubio can't celebrate
this moment is because he
is so wrapped up in his own
"exile narrative." Rubio has

would it be that misery loves company? Perhaps the rea-
son Rubio can't celebrate this moment is because he is
so wrapped up in his own "exile narrative." Rubio has
been called on the carpet and is still trying to explain the mislead-
ing story that he has told about his parents being political exiles
and having been forced to flee from the oppression of Fidel Castro.

minded American under-
stands the conflict which ex-
ists between the Arab world
and the U.S. This is one of
the few times in history that
the Arab people have had
words of praise for America.
This is good for every Ameri-

been called on the carpet and
is still trying to explain the
misleading story that he has
told about his parents being
political exiles and having
been forced to flee from the
oppression of Fidel Castro.
Their escape from Cuba has

touched the hearts of many.
But then so have fairy tales
about Pinocchio. U.S. Immi-
gration and Naturalization
records reveal that Rubio's
parents actually came to
the U.S. in 1956, more than
two years before Castro took
power in Cuba. That makes
his "son of exiles" story an
Rubio could be a little con-
fused or he could be purpose-
fully misleading the pub-
lic. Either way his remarks
about our president and our
brave soldiers were not only
idiotic and dishonest but un-
American and unpatriotic.
He may unable to say it, but
I will thank you America
and thanks to our coura-
geous men and women who
continue to serve with dis-
tinction in the military."

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Too soon to revel in Gadhafi's death?

Babak Dehghanpisheh
on The Daily Beast: "Are
the celebrations premature?
The experience of Iraq could
serve as'a useful example.
... After Saddam Hussein's
capture in December 2003,
there was a lot of overheat-
ed rhetoric from American
military commanders that
the war in Iraq was over.
... In many ways, Saddam's
capture in Iraq signaled
the beginning of the insur-
gency. And what was more
troubling, Saddam and his
Baathist cronies had laid
out careful plans for the in-
surgency, stashing weapons
and cash ... before the fall
of the regime. That's where
things could get messy
for the new Libya. ...Liby-
ans surely deserve to toast
the death of a despot like
(Moammar) Gadhafi. But
the real celebrations may
begin only after Saif and
the rest of the Gadhafi clan
are rounded up."

Clifford D. May, on Na-
tional Review Online:
"Gadhafi was not Ameri-
ca's friend, but the vision
of U.S. troops pulling Sad-
.dam from a spider hole'
in Iraq did persuade him,
that having America as an
enemy was not smart. So
(Gadhafi) gave up his drive
to develop nuclear weap-
ons and coughed up use-
ful intelligence on how that
project had been organized.
He stopped financing ter-
rorism.... If the Great Arab
Revolt ... ends up only re-
moving Gadhafi and, from
neighboring Egypt, Hosni
Mubarak, a despot who
was ... a reasonably pli-
ant client of the U.S., and if
r. rnr_~ncpr -

Irans theocrats remain in
power and manage to save
the Assad dynasty in Syria
while continuing to use He-
zbollah to control Lebanon
and sponsoring Hamas in
Gaza, the lesson will be
clear: It is more dangerous
to be America's ally than its

Shadi Hamid, on CNN
Opinion: "Gadhafi was
the greatest unifier Liby-
ans could have asked for.
He was erratic, brutal and
a mismanager par excel-
lence and, as such, man-
aged to mobilize a broad
swath of Libyans around a
shared goal: the downfall of
his hated regime. Now that
Gadhafi has left the scene,
the rebels and their fledg-
ling government have lost
their original raison d'etre.
... The National Transitional
Council has been plagued
by infighting and the emer-
gence of factions. The divi-
sions have taken on an in-
creasingly ideological tone.
It is the same old story:
Liberals and Islamists come
together during the revolu-
tion, only to split afterward,
often in acrimony."

Stefan Wolf, on (Dubai)
Al Arabiya News: "Pressure
on the Libyan government
is going to grow to make
quick and decisive progress
on rebuilding the country
economically. There has
been progress, at times
quite remarkable, on this
front during the past two
months, but with the war
now well and truly over,
Libyans will want to see a
real peace dividend. The
quicker Libya manages the
transition from a country in
war with itself to one that
has decisively moved on ...
the more assured investors
will be and the faster the
Libyan economy can be put
back on. a track of sustain-
able growth. Libya has the
benefit of vast resources,
but they need to be man-
aged carefully and for the
benefit of all Libyans."

Detroit Free Press, in an
editorial: "The key ques-
tion for Libyans is no lon-
ger 'Where is Gadhafi?' but
how soon they can replace
the wreckage of his despotic
regime with the foundations
of a sustainable democratic
government. ,... As in Iraq
and Tunisia, the nature of
the successor government
that will eventually emerge
from the stew of tribal lead-
ers and committed Islamists
... is hard to discern. The
U.S. and Libya's immediate
neighbors are united in the
hope that any democratic
coalition will ultimately
prove more stable than the
autocracy it displaced. But
now more than ever, the re-
alization of that fond hope
is squarely in the hands of
the Libyan people."



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Ships in Port Fourchon, La., have been docked since a moratorium on deep-water drilling follow-
ing the BP spill.

BP moves to return to Gulf

By Tennille Tracy

BP PLC won approval from
U.S. officials last Friday to look
for oil at new sites in the Gulf
of Mexico, the company's first
exploration plan in U.S waters
to get the go-ahead since the
April 2010 Deepwater Horizon
oil spill.
The approval represents an
important step in the compa-
ny s efforts to return to the good
graces of federal regulators. The
Bureau of Ocean Energy Man-
agement said it approved a plan
in which the U.K. oil giant pro-
poses to drill up to four wells
in a part of the Gulf of Mexico
known as Keathley Canyon.
Before conducting any drill-
ing under the plan, however, BP
must receive drilling permits
from another federal agency, the
Bureau of Safety and Environ-
mental Enforcement.
SBureau of Ocean Energy
Management Director Tommy
Beaudreau said BP had demon-
strated its ability to comply with

new drilling standards adopted
in the wake of the spill. "Our re-
view of BP's plan included veri-
fication of BP's compliance with
the heightened standards that
all deepwater activities must
meet," he said.
BP said it was working to
secure the drilling permits it
needs, but declined to comment
on the significance of last Fri-
day's approval.
The Obama administration
has recently handed the oil and
gas industry other high-profile
victories as energy companies
seek to push their ability to cre-
ate jobs in a difficult economy.
Earlier this month, the admin-
istration said it was moving for-
ward with nearly 500 oil-drilling
leases issued by the previous
administration off the coast of
Alaska, prompting criticism
from environmental groups.
Under the plan approved Fri-
day, BP seeks to drill in about
6,000 feet of water about 190
miles from the Louisiana shore-
line. BP acquired, the leases for

that area in 1997 and 2003.
BP has sought to burnish its
reputation among lawmakers
and regulators in the wake of
the spill. In July, the company
said it would voluntarily meet
more stringent safety standards
than required by the U.S. gov-
The company's efforts paid
off. Earlier this month, the top
offshore-drilling safety chief
said the U.S. had decided to let
BP bid for new oil leases that
will come up for sale in the Gulf
of Mexico in December. Michael
Bromwich, director of the Bu-
reau of'Safety and Environmen-
tal Enforcement, said the deci-
sion hinged in part on the way
BP acted in the months follow-
ing the spill.
The sale, scheduled for Dec. 14
in New Orleans, involves leases
in the western Gulf of Mexico.
The leases cover about 21 mil-
lion acres, in water depths of up
to 11,000 feet. It will be the first
lease auction since the Deepwa-
ter Horizon spill.

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Cain illustrates problems of Republicans

Officer Sabine Raymonvil, Miss August, at the unveiling party of the Women In Blue 2012 cal-

Women In Blue 2012 calendar debut

Do The Right Thing of Mi-
ami, Inc. (DTRT) is an organi-
zation that recognizes youth
for their accomplishments and
good deeds. On Thursday, Oct.

By Randy Gric

Recently the
Liberty City. 1
of the Miami I
Dooling, former
visited Miami
Senior High Sc
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borhood child
out food.
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away. My fathe
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school here and
to school here
family member

20th, DTRT joined forces with
the City of Miami Police De-
partment for the unveiling of
the Women In Blue 2012 cal-

The event was held at the
Blue Martini in Mary Brickell
Village. For more information,
visit dotherightthinginc.org or
call 305-579-3344.

Udonis Haslem signs autographs for some of his youngest fans.

duo takes over Liberty City
e other schools, but my family is to be known for that, I know I
esonline.com embedded in this community. can sleep well at night."
I was born in the Liberty City There were also free signed
NBA came to community then moved away, posters and other giveaways.
Udonis Haslem but my heart and soul is al- Stan Williams, who attended
ieat and Keyon ways going to be here." the event with his eight-year-
er Heat player, The duo participated in a old son, Brandon said he is
Northwestern shoot around with the chil- appreciative of events like
school [1100 NW dren, assisted them in their this.
speak to neigh- basketball game and disci- "This is very good for our
'en and to pass pline skills and spoke with communities," he said. "These
them to motivate and encour- kids look up there these play-
with the school age them to accomplish and ers. As a father, I have a lot
ally deep," Has- meet their goals. of impact on my son but they
mom went here, "At the end of the day, I just do too. My son loves basket-
oul, she passed want to be known as a hard- ball and that is what he wants
r went to school working guy who was just a to do when he gets older. Just
other went to pleasure to be around and seeing these guys taking the
d my sister went impacted the community in time out to come in to our
e. I have other a good way," Dooling said. "At community and speak means
rs that went to the end of the day if I'm able the world to him."

Vice Chairwoman Edmonson walks for the cure

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson and
members of her staff joined other walkers on
Sunday, bet. 9th at the Shops at Midtown in

Wynwood in District 3 to help raise aware-
ness and funds for research to cure breast

continued from 1A

backtracked again. His talk
about building an electrified
fence to keep illegal immigrants
from crossing into the United
States from Mexico was a long-
running joke.
Even so, none of Cain's back-
tracking has knocked him out
of the front ranks of GOP presi-
dential hopefuls. This could

be because his retreat on the
Mexican fence issue sounded
more like waffling than sur-
render, more media-driven than
heartfelt. His pullback on the
prisoner-exchange question -
and from an answer he gave to
a question about abortion in
which he seemed to suggest it
is OK for a rape victim to end a
pregnancy was an embrace of
right-wing dogma.
For many members of the con-

servative rank-and-file, Cain is
one of them. He's a frank-talk-
ing, grass-roots guy whose best
credential is that he isn't a ca-
reer politician. Of course, the
nation could use a big infusion
of people in elected office who
aren't career politicians.
But the lack of political expe-
rience' can be a double-edged
sword one that makes a per-
son appealing, yet unsuitable
for the presidency.

Federal judge blocks welfare drug testing

continued from 1A

our residents," she said. "I
voted against the bill because
I though it was unfair and un-
constitutional. No one should
have to choose between their
privacy and government assis-

Stafford also added that she
has filled legislation to end the
mandated drug.testing law.
"I have filed House Bill 4065
that is aimed at repealing this
law," she said. "I think this was
a combination of an attack on
Blacks and poor people. Ob-
viously I can't speak for the
governor. When they looked

at the data, only two percent
of the population didn't pass. I
think there is a stereotype out
there that all poor people use
drugs. Poor people aren't the
only ones that seek assistance
during these tough economic
times. If we are going to test
them, then we need to test ev-

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The Children'sTrust

miami hertgallery
Now on display through Nov. 22
at the Miami Gardens Community Center
Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex
3000 NW 199 Street

The Miami Heart Gallery is a traveling, museum-quality exhibit featuring portraits
of children in Miami-Dade's foster care system who are available for adoption.
To learn more about adoption visit www.miamiheartgallery.org

Florida Legislators are predicting a $1.2 billion shortfall
for the 2012 fiscal year and are looking at the education budget
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DNA links inmate to Miramar triple homicide

By Danielle A. Alvarez
and Robert Nolin

MIRAMAR The armed rob-
ber could have targeted any
South Florida house on any
street. He chose the two-story
home in the 9500 block of Enci-
no Street, seemingly at random.
It was 11 p.m. on a warm
summer night.
Within minutes, two women
and their teenage children,
one all aglow over her upcom-
ing 16th birthday party, were
bound with duct tape and shot
in the head, execution-style.
Only one of the four victims
lived, her sight and hearing im-
The killer's take for this chill-
ing, brutal crime: $80.
That was more then two years
ago. Last Thursday, police an-
nounced they had solved the
triple murder that horrified the
placid neighborhood where it
occurred. The killer, they said,
was a hard-bitten felon with a
lengthy record, whose DNA had
been traced to the duct tape.
A "ruthless animal" was how
Detective Steve Toyota de-
scribed Kevin Lavon Pratt, 33,
who is now serving a year on a
Miami-Dade County conviction
for fleeing and eluding a police

Kevin Lavon Pratt, 33, who is now serving a year on a Miami-
Dade County conviction for fleeing and eluding a police officer.

officer. Pratt had been sched-
uled to be released from North
Florida's Marion Correctional
Institution in nine days.
Now, "that's not going to hap-
pen," Toyota said.
In interviews and records, in-
vestigators detailed the horrific
night of Aug. 16, 2009, when
the mothers and their children
fatally encountered a gun-
wielding intruder.
Camille Hamilton, now 41,

was married to Eustace Ham-
ilton, a reggae singer known as
Thriller U. She and her daugh-
ter, Nekitta, 15, had been visit-
ing from Jamaica for two weeks
while shopping for the teen's
Sweet 16 party. They were stay-
ing with Faith Bisasor, 49, an
emergency room nurse at Jack-
son Memorial Hospital, and her
son Davion Bishop, 15, a Stra-
nahan High School honors stu-
dent so' smart his friends called

him "the computer."
According to a sworn police
affidavit, Hamilton, who had
been out running errands, ar-
rived at Bisasor's house around
11 p.m. Pratt then allegedly
surprised her from behind, lev-
eled a gun and demanded mon-
ey. Hamilton refused.
The robber then ordered her
into the house where the other
three victims were. Hamilton
gave him $80 from her purse.
Still, the affidavit said, the
gunman herded all four into
an upstairs master bedroom
and forced Bisasor to bind the
others' hands and feet with
duct tape. The man set his pis-
tol down and began to tape up
Bisasor as well.
In apparent desperation, the
bound Hamilton managed to
crawl to the pistol, raise it, and
Fire two rounds at the robber.
She missed.
"Her hands were duct taped
in the front so, you know, it's
an awkward position to try and
handle a gun and fire a gun,"
Toyota said.
Unscathed, Pratt allegedly
snatched the gun from Ham-
ilton, dragged her into a hall-
way and threatened to rape her.
Then, police said, he shot her in
the side of the head.

Narcotics officers provide junkie with crack
A police corruption trial has saying that an officer called her of eight narcotics officers in the Perez also said that the officer,
exposed some devious behavior to his house, forced her to smoke Brooklyn South Narcotics squad who she only knew as "Frank,"
on the part of NYPD officers. A crack and then told her to give being charged with corruption. also introduced her to Sean
woman is alleging that narcotics him oral sex. The trial has presented testi- Johnston, another member of
officers offered her crack cocaine "What was I going to do?" she mony that officers were planting the force.
and in exchange, demanded that said. "I did it." drugs on innocent civilians in "He gave me a nice piece for
she perform sex acts on them. This testimony was part of order to meet arrest quotas and Christmas," she said. "It was
Melanie Perez took the stand, the trial of Jason Arbeeny, one get overtime pay. crack and it was kickin'."

Serial rapist attacking Delta Sigma Theta sorors

Police in Dallas have begun
a manhunt for a serial rap-
ist who appears to be target-
ing members of one.sorority:
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. The
man has raped four women in
the Dallas area and two oth-
ers outside the city. Most of the
victims are in their 50s and

60s, and say that the man ap-
pears to have intimate knovwl-
edge of them.
The most recent attack was
last Friday at 9:15 p.m. The
national office of Delta Sigma
Theta has sent out an email
warning its members of the at-
tacks. The suspect has been

seen on surveillance video
and has been described as a
Black male in his mid-forties,
between 5-7 and 6 feet tall,
with a receding hairline. Most
of the attacks have occurred at
night, according to police.
"I am sure this is alarm-
ing and the area DFW Chap-

ter presidents have received
many phone calls in reference
to these incidents," the email
said. "Our National President,
National First Vice President
and Regional Director are ag-
gresively...gathering infor.na-,
tion to distribute to the chap-

Police task force assigned to disabled adults' case

adelphia police are forming a
task force to look into the case
of four mentally disabled adults
who were locked in a basement
in a suspected scheme to wrest
control of their Social Security
Detectives found dozens of
identification cards, power-of-
attorney forms and other docu-
ments. Officer Jillian Russell
says that a task force has been
formed and that authorities are
trying to find as many as 50
more possible victims.
Linda Ann Weston was
charged recently with kidnap-
ping, false imprisonment and
other offenses after her land-
lord stumbled upon the four
malnourished adults in a dank
boiler room last Saturday.
Weston's bail was set at $2.5
million. Also charged were Ed-
die "the Rev. Ed" Wright, 50,
whom Weston described as her
boyfriend, and Gregory Thom-
as, 47.
Detectives found dozens of
ID cards, power-of-attorney
forms and other documents in
the apartment, suggesting the
alleged theft scheme involved

more than just the four cap-
Weston has a criminal record.
In 1983, a 13-year-old Philadel-
phia boy testified that Weston,
his older sister, had beaten an-
other sister's boyfriend with a
broomstick and imprisoned him
in a closet in 1981 after the man
said he would not support the
sister's unborn child. The man
died of starvation weeks later.
After initially being ruled in-
competent to stand trial, Weston
began serving time in state
prison on a third-degree mur-

der charge on June 7, 1985. She
was paroled on Jan. 15, 1987,
according to the Pennsylvania
Department of Corrections.
She's now behind bars in
another heinous scheme that
echoes the earlier case.
Police identified the victims
as Derwin McLemire, 41, of
Florida; Herbert Knowles, 40 of
Virginia; and two Philadelphia
residents, 29-year-old Tamara
Breeden and 31-year-old Ed-
win Sanabria.
Police suspect Weston, 51,
and the other suspects were
keeping them in squalor while
taking their Social Security
checks. One victim said he met
Weston through an online dat-
ing service.
"That was real dirty of (her).
That was wrong," McLemire
told KWY-TV. "I escaped one
time to one of the houses that
we used to live in, of hers, and
I didn't get away so they got
. He and two others told the
station they had been on the
move for about a year with
their alleged captors, traveling
from Texas to Florida to Phila-


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"They moved them around,"
Police Commissioner Charles
Ramsey said after examining
the boiler room-turned-dun-
geon inside a small apartment
house. "Whenever it looked like
people knew what was going
on, they moved."
Landlord Turgut Gozleveli
discovered the victims Satur-
day morning after he heard
dogs barking in the area. The
door to the basement room was
chained shut, but Gozleveli
managed to get inside, lifting
a pile of blankets to find sev-
eral sets of eyes staring back at
him. One man was chained to
the boiler.

Cops search for missing kids, mom a suspect
Hollywood police are searching for two children and their mother who is
believed to have taken them in violation of a court order.
Kevin Fucien, 12, and Jacquelin Julien, 16, were last seen in the area of the
800 block of South 26th Avenue in Hollywood last Friday. Police believe their
mother, Guerline Paul, may have taken them, despite the fact that a court order
prohibiting her to have contact with the children is in effect.
Shiller Paul saidhis sister hated being away from her children and he believes
the kids wanted to be with her too.
He said he doesn't know where they are and doesn't know why his sister was
ordered by a court last year not to have contact with the kids.
Police believe the trio may be traveling in either a 1995 red Isuzu Rodeo, with
Florida tag 268TNM or a burgundy Toyota 4-Runner with tag V71 OHI.
Anyone who sees the cars is asked to call 911 or Broward Crime Stoppers at

Lost Miami tourist held up at suspect's home
Instead of guiding a woman in need of directions to the Greyhound bus station,'
Teneus Jean-Baptiste, 22, of Miami, took the woman to his house saying he
\ needed to use the bathroom. Jean-Baptiste invited the woman to his apartment.
He took her luggage and purse and placed them in a room. He ordered the woman
to stay in the chair and not to move, threatening to beat her if she did.
As they walked, the woman pulled her cell phone out of her pocket and called
police. When police arrived, the woman pointed at the suspect who was "trying to
walk away," according to the police report.
Police were able to locate the woman's belongings at Jean-Baptiste's
apartment that he apparently shared with his girlfriend.
Jean-Baptiste appeared before a bond court judge recently facing charges of
occupied burglary with assault and false imprisonment.

Police make arrest in deadly motel shooting
A 27-year-old man is accused of second-degree murder after allegedly
shooting to death a man who was beating up a prostitute.
Thomas Arias, of Miami, was arrested outside the Orchid Inn on Wednesday,
Oct. 19th after he told police he heard the woman screaming. He approached
the room and ordered the man identified as Aaron White, 21, of Oakland, Calif.,
outside to the hallway at gun point, police said.
As White lay on the ground face down, in what police describe as a "non-
combative" position, police say Arias shot the White in the back.
White was pronounced dead at the scene. Arias appeared before a bond
court judge who ordered him held no bond. Police say the woman who was not
identified suffered minor injuries.

Pastor charged with sexual battery on a child
Bond was denied recently for, a South Florida pastor arrested on a sexual
battery charge on a child.
Jose Tomas Campos, 60, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 18th. The alleged incident
actually happened last April, but police said they weren't informed about it lor six
Campos is accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl whose parents he knew
through the Ministerio Nueva Vida En Cristo Jesus Church in Miami.
If convicted of this crime, a spokeswoman for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's
Office said Campds would face a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
Campos has denied touching any other members of his congregation.
The Miami Police Department's Special Victims Unit are investigating the case
and detectives are urging anyone with information on any additional victims to
contact them at 305-603-6300 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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Weinstein said he's gotten
"great feedback from people
who are really looking forward
to seeing her."
Broward Democratic Chair-
man Mitch Ceasar said first la-
dies "are always more popular
than their husbands, in any
time, good or bad. This first
lady is exceedingly popular."
Sean D. Foreman, a political
scientist at Barry University,
said he expects the visit will be
successful. Besides Michelle
Obama's popularity, there are
a lot of Democrats with money
in South Florida.
He said the Obama campaign

hasn't extensively deployed the
first lady yet. "I think the
campaign team recognizes it's
time to get her more active and
out mingling with the big sup-
Michelle Obama will be
joined by U.S. Rep. Deb-
bie Wasserman Schultz, D-
Weston, the chairwoman of the
Democratic National Commit-
tee, and Tracy Mourning, wife
of former Miami Heat center
Alonzo Mourning.
Alonzo Mourning has been
an Obama supporter dating
back to the 2008 presidential
campaign. This spring he de-
livered the warm-up speech at
a Miami fundraiser that was
headlined by the president.




Proud grad of Bethune-Cookman University gives back

Larry Handfield is first alum to

chair B-CU Board of Trustees

By Denise Stewart

Bethune-Cookman University
(B-CU) Board Chairman Larry
Handfield had a lot to be proud
of a few weeks ago while watch-
ing his alma mater take the field
in his hometown stadium.
B-CU was in Miami battling
football powerhouse the Univer-
sity of Miami Hurricanes at Sun
Life Stadium. While a lot of at-
tention was on the game and the
half-time performance of B-CU's
world-renowned Marching Wild-
cats band, Handfield and other
B-CU administrators were busy
spreading the word about some
of great things happening at the
school off the gridiron and in the
B-CU was named one of the
"Best Baccalaureate Colleges in
the Southern Region" and one
of the "Top Historically Black
Colleges & Universities (HB-
CUs) nationwide," according to
rankings published in the 2012
edition of the US News & World
Report America's Best Colleges.
The institution has received sev-
en accreditations in the last 18
months and this fall launched a
new master's degree in integrat-
ed environmental science.

City Year



By Randy Grice

To kick of its new year, City
Year Miami called in some real
star power. Recently, tennis
player Venus Williams delivered
the keynote address to celebrate
the organization's 4th annual
opening day ceremony. The ten-
nis star spoke to 134 newly-
installed young leaders of City
Year Miami, that have commit-
ted themselves to helping stu-
dents at-risk of dropping out to
stay in school and on track for
"As everyone knows I'm from
Compton, California and no one
expected me to make it," she
said. "They never expected me
to make it in tennis. And I'm
sure they didn't expect to have
two people from the same family
make it. With the right amount
of hard work you can make it
The opening day ceremony is
held to kick off a challenging
and rewarding year of service
for the organization. The volun-
teers are set to serve full-time
in 13 schools across Miami-
Dade County. Each member is
uniquely qualified to improve
student attendance, behavior
and coursework which help stu-
dents and schools succeed.
City Year Miami was launched
in the fall of 2008 as a way to
support the Miami-Dade Public
School (M-DCPS) system in its
efforts to help youth succeed in
school and realize their poten-
"Our impact with Miami Edi-
son Senior High is very impor-
tant to the future of that high
school," said Aquaus Kelley, 24,
corps member. "The kids we

When Handfield was a child
growing up in inner city Miami,
he said he looked at his sur-
roundings and realized he want-
ed more.
"I was not satisfied with what I
saw," said Handfield, a noted tri-
al lawyer who grew up in Liberty
City, Opa-locka and Carol City,
with the guidance of a single
Dr. Richard Strachan, a 1956
graduate of B-CU and former as-
sistant principal at Miami Carol
City Senior High School, recog-
nized Handfield's ambition and
drive and suggested he attend
Bethune-Cookman College. Lo-
cated in Daytona Beach, Fl., the
institution was named Bethune-
Cookman University in 2007.
"I had scholarship offers from
Howard University, Florida A&M
and Bethune-Cookman," Hand-
field said. "Dr. Strachan said he
-thought I would be a good fit for
Bethune-Cookman, and he was
Handfield said Strachan is
just one example of the many
B-CU alums who have assisted
the institution through the years

serve, I see them all as stars."
The 134 volunteers pledging
to serve will have their hands
full this year. They will serve
227,800 hours as mentors and
tutors for more than 1,000
children in partnership with
M-DCPS, lead after-school pro-
grams that reinforce learning
and good behavior and engage
citizens in dynamic physical ser-
vice events to beautify schools
and communities throughout
Miami-Dade County.
"I joined this program to inflict

change and I love it," said corps
member Corenthia Hartfield,
18. "My brother was recently
released from jail. He has three
battery and gun charges. He is
currently released on probation
and if he violates it, he gets 61
years in jail. So, I want to prove
to him that I can do good and
I want to show these kids that
they can do the same thing too.
I know there are so many kids
out there that are just like him.
If I can just reach out to one of
them, I'm saving a life."

Arrests as NYC 'Occupy' protesters, police clash

NEW YORK Anti-Wall
Street protesters exulted last-
Friday after beating back a
plan to clear them from the
park they have occupied for
the past month. But that didn't
prevent a brief clash with po-
lice that led to 15 arrests.
The showdown in New York
came as tensions were rising
in several U.S. cities over the
spreading protests, with nu-
merous arrests and scattered
clashes between demonstra-
tors and police.
The owners of Zuccotti Park
in lower Manhattan had an-
nounced plans to tempo-
rarily evict the hundreds of
protesters recently so that
the grounds could be pow-
erwashed. But the protest-
ers feared it was a pretext to
break up the demonstration,
and they vowed to stand their

ground, raising the prospect of
clashes with police.
Just minutes before the ap-
pointed hour, the word came
down that the park's owners,
Brookfield Office Properties,
had postponed the cleanup.
A boisterous cheer went up
among the demonstrators,
whose numbers had swelled to
about 2,000 before daybreak
in response to a call for help in
fending off the police.
NBC News reported that po-
lice used the scooters to try
to force protesters off of the
street at several locations on
Wall Street and Broadway.
Despite police efforts, some
protesters managed to gather
at the Stock Exchange, NBC
News said.
In some cases, police rode
scooters directly at people who
stopped traffic and refused to

move away.
Demonstrators threw bottles
and one threw a garbage can
at police, according to report-
ers on the scene.
Police arrested 15 people,
including protesters who ob-
structed traffic by standing
or sitting in the street, and
others who turned over trash
baskets and hurled bottles. A
deputy inspector was sprayed
in the face with an unknown
In one case, an observer with
the National Lawyers Guild
who was marching with the
group refused to move off the
street for police, and his foot
was run over by an officer's
scooter. He fell to the ground
screaming and writhing and
kicked over the scooter before
police flipped him over and ar-
rested him.

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by identifying potential students
and steering them along the
right path.
Now Handfield is the chair-
man of the Board of Trustees
at the prestigious, historically
Black university founded, by civ-
il rights leader Dr. Mary McLeod
Bethune in 1904. He is the first
alumnus of the university to
lead the board.
A drum major in his high
school band, Handfield entered
Bethune-Cookman excited
about his opportunity to be part
of a band that already had a
strong national reputation. He
went on to become head drum
major for the Bethune-Cook-

man Marching Wildcats, who
have been featured on the "El-
len Degeneres Show," the movie
"Drumline," commercials for Ca-
dillac and ESPN and recent Su-
per Bowl and Pro Bowl halftime
"I know that had it not been
for Bethune-Cookman, I could
not enjoy any of the success that
I have achieved," Handfield said.
"I also know that you must give
back when you receive."

At B-CU, Handfield gives fi-
nancially along with his time

and expertise to assist lead-
ing the university. He donated
$1 million for the music de-
partment's annex. That facil-
ity the Dr. Larry Handfield
Music Annex is named in
his honor. He also facilitated
a generous $4.6 million gift
to help establish an athletic
training center, which is cur-
rently under construction. The
board of trustees also named
that facility in his honor. And
in 1997 and again in 2003,
B-CU awarded him an honor-
ary doctorate.
As a student at B-CU, Hand-
field said he came to know
the value of having a place to
learn and grow. He continues
his work with the university
so that those who attend the
HBCU in the future will have
access to similar opportuni-
"If you look at many of the

problems we have in our soci-
ety today high unemploy-
ment, heavy dependence on
government assistance, do-
mestic violence it all goes
back to education. Education
is the denominator," he said.
"I know that if it had not been
for the higher education I re-
ceived at Bethune-Cookman,
I would not have had the op-
portunities that have come my
way. I want others to continue
to have access to those same
After graduating from B-CU
in 1978, Handfield went on to
the Howard University School
of Law in Washington, D.C.
He has practiced law for more
than 30 years and heads The
Handfield Firm, represent-
ing clients from around the
country. He also has provided
leadership on legal and law
enforcement issues through-
out the state of Florida. He
says his commitment to com-
munity and public service is
grounded in the principles in-
stilled in him as a student at
"Even if you do not hold an
office, you have an obligation
to help make your community
a better place to live," he said.
"Public service is the price we
pay for the space we occupy
on this earth."

Senate panel makes race

a factor in redistricting

Fight heats up
By Aaron Deslatte

politically cantankerous re-
districting process cranks up,
a Senate committee decided
recently to make race
a driving force as the
Legislature re-draws
congressional and
legislative district
lines in the coming
During 26 public
redistricting hearings
around the state this
summer, lawmakers SIF
got mixed testimony on the
role race should play. Mean-
while, federal courts have
generally refused to allow
states to reduce the ability of
minority-groups to elect can-
didates of their choice.
Thrown into the mix are the
Fair Districts amendments
passed by voters last year,
enshrining the federal pro-
tection for minorities into the
state constitution while at the
same time restricting the ger-
rymandering used to create
some of those minority seats.

After considerable discus-
sion, the Senate Reapportion-
ment Committee concluded
recently that Fair Districts
required protecting minority
voting rights as a "Tier 1" pri-
ority, ahead of its other anti-
gerrymandering standards
- and required that minor-
ity districts should be drawn
first, then filled in with sur-
rounding suburban ones.
At one point during the
meeting, Sen. Jack Latvala,
R-St. Petersburg, complained
that staff presented five new
maps for state Senate dis-
tricts all submitted by mem-
bers of the public that all
reduced the number of Black
voters in the Jacksonville and
Central Florida areas.
"All of these plans reduce
the African-American popu-
lation in those districts," Lat-
vala said. "Do we not need to
do better?"
Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlan-
do, said the committee should
look only at maps that pre-

serve the six Senate seats and
three congressional districts
now held by Blacks. "We can't
pass maps that don't preserve
those seats," he said.
But it won't be that simple
when lawmakers start debat-
ing staff-drawn maps later
this year.
Siplin's Senate Dis-
S trict 19 is currently
33.1 percent Black
and 35.5 percent His-
panic. The federal
courts have issued
conflicting opinions
over whether such
"minority coalition"
N districts must be pro-
tected during redis-
tricting every decade.
Siplin's wife, Victo-
ria, is among six Or-
lando Democrats who
have filed for the seat,
while Siplin himself
is considering a con-
gressional bid next
year. BRC
Senate Reapportion-
ment Chairman Don Gaetz,
R-Niceville, noted the debate
was "in the eye of the behold-
Among the 11 maps for
the Jacksonville and Central
Florida regions lawmakers
reviewed, most resulted in
congressional and legislative
districts with fewer Black vot-
ers, largely because Blacks
became a smaller percentage
of the population over the last
Meanwhile, Hispanics made
big gains.

Central Florida is widely ex-
pected to land one of Florida's
two new congressional dis-
tricts, and Gaetz has said he
supported drawing one that
would be likely to elect a His-
panic lawmaker in the Orlan-
do region.
One map, drawn by local ac-
tivist Emilio Perez, carved out
a new Hispanic-leaning con-
gressional district in Orange,
Osceola and Polk counties. It
has the backing of the Puer-
to Rican Legal Defense Fund
and other Latino groups.
The map is 43-percent
Hispanic and runs north-
east from near Winter Haven

through Osceola and into
northern Orange County. It
would likely vote Democratic -
its voters favored Democratic
gubernatorial candidate Alex
Sink over Republican Rick
Scott by 56-to-40 percent last
And it would serve partisan
GOP objectives by siphoning
Democratic votes from sur-
rounding seats districts by
Republicans Dennis Ross,
R-Lakeland; Dan Webster,
R-Winter Garden; and Bill
Posey, R-Rockledge.
The maps reviewed also ap-
plied different treatments to
the much-debated 3rd Conl-
Sgressional district
held by Democrat
Corine Brown. The
district is 49.9 per-
cent Black now, and
gets to that number
by stretching through
eight counties -from
Jacksonville to Or-
OWN lando. Brown is still
fighting Amendment 6
in federal court, and has com-
plained it would lead to fewer
minorities in Congress.
One map that attempted
to stick to county and city
boundaries which is one
interpretation of what Amend-
ment 6 requires saw the
Black population of Brown's
district drop to 26.5 percent.
Sen. David Simmons, an Al-
tamonte Springs Republican
and lawyer, noted Fair Dis-
tricts left little wiggle room by
saying lawmakers "shall not
diminish" the rights of mi-
norities to elect candidates of
their choice.
"Any judge is going to look
at the word in the dictionary,
and it means 'lessen,'" Sim-
mons said. "The answer is 'We
shall not diminish,' and that's
a guiding point."
But Senate staff also said
the U.S. Supreme Court has
been unclear as to whether a
region such as Central Flor-
ida -- with a burgeoning mi-
nority population is entitled
to a new minority-majority
district or just the preserva-
tion of existing districts pop-
ulated with large numbers of
minority voters.
"To put it in blunt language,
there's a case that could be
made both ways," Gaetz said.

Wilson hosts open house of new district office

Congresswoman Fred-
erica Wilson recently an-
nounced the opening of a
new district office to serve
the citizens of the City of

West Park and surround-
ing neighborhoods in Bro-
ward County. An open
house for the new district
office was held on Thurs-

day, Oct. 20th at the West
Park City Hall. This is the
first congressional office in
that area of the 17th Dis-

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-Miami Times photo/Randy Grice
Venus Williams greets some of her younger fans.


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Black voters could lose with Scott

By Randy Grice

Recently the voting rights of
Floridians have been under at-
tack by Governor Rick Scott.
Scott is contesting the federal
government's authority to re-
view and approve new voting
laws in five counties in order
to protect minority voters from
discrimination. Two weeks ago
Kurt Browning, Scott's chief
elections officer and secretary
of state asked a federal court
to remove Hillsborough, Mon-
roe, Collier, Hardee and Hendry
counties from the voting law
pre-clearance process.
Browning acknowledged the

need for laws to protect voters
from discrimination but said,
"There is no constitutional basis
to single out five Florida coun-
ties .. based solely on informa-
tion from decades ago."
Last spring, Florida's Re-
publican majority legislature
approved several changes to
Florida's election laws includ-
ing: a reduction in number of
days of early voting from 14 to
eight; a requirement that vot-
ers who move from one county
to another and who update their
addresses at the polls must cast
provisional ballots; a require-
ment that third-party groups
register voters to submit forms
within 48 hours or face penal-

ties; and a reduction in the va-
lidity of voters' signatures on
initiative petitions from four
years to two.
"Anyone who thinks the fed-
eral Voting Rights Act, includ-
ing its Section 5 pre-clearance
provisions, are no longer es-
sential to protect Floridians'
voting rights isn't paying at-
tention," said Dan McCrea, 58,
president of the Florida Vot-
ers Foundation. "Partisan 'po-
litical interests' in Tallahassee
continue their assault on mi-
norities in frpsh rounds of Jim
Crow laws'like those contained
in House Bill 1355 earlier this
year. They would limit access
to the polls' by restricting reg-

istration, driving up the cost of
public referenda and reducing
the availability of early voting
even in swamped general elec-

Black voters stand to lose the
most from Scott's request
The five counties that could
potentially be affected by this
include have Black populations
of 14.96, 4.77, 14.75, 7.0 and
5:4 percent. It is feared that
these potential changes will
have a disproportionately nega-
tive impact on minority voters.
S"Scott seems be changing
the rules to. make it more dif-
ficult for minorities to vote,"
said local attorney Reginald

Clyne, 50. "This would
it more difficult for mi
like Blacks, Hispanics,
and even working mot
get out and vote."
The major concern
being echoed across Fl
the violation of the the
Rights Act of 1965. The
landmark piece of nation
isolation in the U.S. that
discriminatory voting p
responsible 'for the wid
disenfranchisement of
"Of course this is son
that we are against," si
Russell, 61, legislative
the Florida NAACP. "Wl
ernor Scott is trying to
disenfr'chise voters,

d make Blacks and Hispanics. Some-
inorities thing like this would cause vot-
,asians ers to be afraid to show up at
others to the polls."
Howard Simon, 67, executive
that is director of the ACLU of Florida
lorida is agrees.
e Voting "The Governor's taxpayer-
act is a funded legal shenanigans
)nal leg- continue," he said. "He is now
outlaws seeking to set aside a land-
)ractices mark federal civil rights legis-
iespread .APl ial protects racial and
Blacks. language minorities in Florida.
mething The Voting Rights Act was de-
aid Leon signed and .passed expressly to
chair of prevept states form undermin-
hat Gov- ing voting rights of minorities
do will that isiexactly what Florida
mainly IN adear Lwrying to do."

Northshore physician gives the 4-1-1 on breast cancer

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women under the age of 40 are
more likely to be diagnosed with
breast cancer before the age of 40.
Such information has led advoca-
cy groups like the African-Ameri-
can Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc.,
to advise Black women to begin
annual mammograms by age 35.
Charles-Harris suggests a more
conservative action plan
"I do know that some doctors
recommend a younger age [for
testingi but there is no scientific
evidence to support that," he said
"The recommendation is still the
age of 40 for Black women unless
you have risk factors"

According to the Centers for
Disease Control, the chances for
women developing breast can-
cer double if she has a direct
relative such as her mother, sis-
ter or daughter who has already
been diagnosed with breast can-
cer. Charles-Harris believes that
women should pay close attention
to any history of cancer on their
mother's side of the family\ and
should ask about the health of
any aunts, sisters or their mater-
nal grandmother.
Recent breakthroughs in can-
cer research have helped the med-
ical community learn more about

breast cancer than ever before in-
cluding the discovery of so-called
"breast cancer genes" (BRCA1
arid BRCA 2). New research by Dr.
Judith Hurley, a researcher at the
University of Miami Miller School
of Medicine, has determined that
Bahamian women are more likely
to carry the gene.
Charles-Harris has also noticed
that various Black ethnic groups
have different rates of cancer.
In West Africa, the rate of wom-
en with triple negative breast
cancer is as high as 70 percent,
whereas in Black women the rate
is about 30 percent, according to
the North Shore Medical doctor.
"It is believed that the gene
for triple negative breast cancer

found in the West African popu-
lation was transferred to Ca-
ribbean and African-American
women that is why there is a
higher population of triple nega-
tive breast cancer," he explained.
However, Charles-Harris says
their are a myriad of reasons that
could be cited to explain the dis-
parity in breast cancer mortality
rates for Black women.
"The reason is simple it's
economics," he said. "African-
American women disproportion-
ately live in poorer neighborhoods
with less access 'to healthcare
and sometimes they have a lower
educational level and because olf
that they tend to access health-
care later."

Sherbondy Village in Opa-locka draws p

not shbwn screenings to make a
BREAST CANCER AND MEN "statistical difference." Instead he
And while breast cancer is more advises men to do self-examina-
often associated with women, the tioris on a monthly basis and look
disease can also strike men as for any.lumps that may appear.
well. According to BreastCancer. "If a man detects a lump he
org, about 2,140 men in the U.S. should immediately contact his
are expected to be diagnosed health care provider," Charles-
with breast cancer in 2011. While Harris said.,
one-in-100 men are diagnosed4'. Hpefr-therassertetbh% ang-
\~ith breast cancer, about 20 per- es in :diet can-'be'.bienial to
cent of the men will die, accord-a, both men aridw n..d ,T.
ing to Charles-Harris. "People ihould:-r s away
"Men are not screened like. from r-orpolbily-t-.eat, 4pods
women are routinely screened like.beefand .fishly,he,* d. "If
so that it is caught at an earlier, yu,' go.; to' '. q i like
stage," he said. Wl l-iar :b1-h ob..o"l- 'J" for
However, he does not recom te -e 'tei fto h ,avepanic
mend that men receive annual Qpods..thlat arn ,tetd'dAvith
mammograms since studies havey idr t s. ,,

)raise and criticism

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because we did not submit an
environmental review document
prior to the commencement of
construction," he said. "Accord-
ing to federal guidelines, we
were therefore ineligible to draw
down on the funding. However,
the city had a bond fund and
part of the proceeds from that.
were earmarked for recreation.
We used $2 million from that to
pay for the project there is no
funding gap."
Finnie says the project is 98
percent done and anticipates it

being open for use within the
next 30 days. But other con-
cerns have been raised about
items including where payment
for fixtures inside the facility
will come and how to resolve
the need for more parking.
"We have set aside one-half
million dollars for furniture
and fixtures but that's just a
budgeted estimate we don't
plan to spend that much," he
said. "There is no new parking
lot but we think that by using
existing parking and by creat-
ing ancillary parking on city-
owned property we should be

John Riley, 67, chairs the city's
housing authority and the city's
civil service committee, which
serves city employees when they
have issues of concern. He be-
lieves that Opa-locka must ad-
dress some of the tension that
continues to mount among and
between its officials.
"Our city government is
plagued with gossip, rumors and
innuendoes," he said. "That kind
of stuff can kill a family or a gov-
ernment. We only lost a portion
of the money that had been set
aside but that hurt. The funds

High school football is big business

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$1,000. Everyone knows this is
one of the most highly-anticipat-
ed games in the entire country.
We understand the value of our
school and our brand."
The game between the two
schools is set to take place this
Friday, Oct. 28th. In previous
reports, Alberto M. Carvalho,
Miami-Dade County Public
School's superintendent, said
the contract established be-
tween Comcast and M-DCPS
was invalid because it lacked
his signature. Carvalho also
said the amount of the contract

was "extremely meek compared
to the brand recognition it rep-
Comcast spokesman Spero
Canton said the alumni group's
comments were "misguided and
"We actually lose money on
these local high school football
game broadcasts but produce
them solely as a service to our
local communities," Canton
said in an earlier published re-
port. Several calls to Canton by
The Miami Times were not re-
"We stand firm in our de-
mands and commitment," said
Larry Williams, 55, president of

the Miami Northwestern Alumni
Association. "Inner city schools
have been raped for over 30
years by companies like Sun-
shine Sport Network and ESPN.
We don't want to just feel good
about being on TV. We have a
commodity that everyone wants
and everyone is making money
all the way up to the NFL.
Superintendent Carvalho
says he is working with staff to
find a permanent answer to this
"We are looking for a solution
that would allow the games to
be broadcast and also be ben-
eficial to schools and students,"
Carvalho said.

Gaddafi had billions hidden away

continued from 1A

cash, gold reserves and in-
vestments are "staggering",
one person who has studied
detailed records of the asset
search said recently.
"No one truly appreciated
the scope of it."
If the values prove accu-
rate, Gaddafi will go down in
history as one of the most ra-
pacious as well as one of the
most bizarre world leaders, on
a scale with the late Mobutu
Sese Seko in the Democratic
Republic of Congo or the late
Ferdinand Marcos in the Phil-
Revelation of the stunning
size of the portfolio may stir
anger among Libyans-about
one-third of whom live in pov-
And it is likely to spur an
effort to return the money to
Libya's transitional govern-
ment, which says it wants to
embark on ambitious plan
to modernise the country af-
ter nearly 42 years of rule by

Gaddafi's whim.
During his 42 years in pow-
er, Gaddafi steered aid and in-
vestments to benefit his own
family and tribe, but he de-
nie'd support for much of the
country, especially the east-
ern region that historically
resisted his family's despotic
grip on power.
Gaddafi's death after he
was captured by revolution-
ary fighters last Thursday
outside his birthplace, the
coastal town of Sirte, not only
ended the armed uprising that
erupted last February; it also
sets the stage for other gov-
ernments to begin repatriat-
ing a bonanza in sequestered
assets to the oil-rich but cash-
poor nation.
Obama administration offi-
cials were stunned last spring
when they found $37 billion
in Libyan regime accounts
and investments in the United
States, and they quickly froze
the assets before Giaddlfi to
his aides could move them,
Governments in Frane*e,
Italy, England and German

ny seized control of another
$US30 billion or so. Investiga-
tors estimated that Gaddafi
had stashed perhaps another
$30 billion elsewhere in the
world, for a total of about $100
But subsequent investiga-
tions by American, European
and Libyan authorities deter-
mined that Gaddafi secretly
sent tens of billions more
abroad over the years and
made sometimes lucrative in-
vestments in nearly every ma-
jor country, including much
of the Middle East and South-
east Asia, officials said.
Most of the money was un-
der the name of government
institutions such as the Cen-
tral Bank of Libya, the Libyan
Investment Authority, the Lib-
yan Foreign Bank, the Libyan
National Oil Corp and the Lib-
ya Africa Investment Porlfolio.
1LHu investigators said (itld
tlinl oi l his family memwlern
outld have hod Icces M to ilny
of Ihr monlOey if I hey chows lI(,
Libyva itih the largent l )ovent
oil rererven in Afr'iA,

have been diverted to another
project and that's* good news.
However, it's unfortunate that
some of own officials misman-
aged funds and failed to com-
plete paperwork for the Village
project. I just hope that it won't
mean we have to eventually lay-
off workers, enforce furlows on
our employees or cut city ser-
vices. If people who are in office
can't do the job, they don't need
to be there. We have to begin

holding individuals accountable
for their actions."
Brian Dennis, 44, executive
director, Brothers of the Same
Mind, says he just hopes that
people are being told the truth.
"Every time a new project goes
out we seem to catch the short
end of the stick," he said. "Some-
one keeps dropping the ball. The
city commission needs to own up
to the fact that the city manager
did not do his job effectively. We

may not.have to swallow $3 mil-
lion dollars but it looks to me like
we still have to pay something -
and the'promise was made by
Finnrie that we wouldn't."
Opa-locka Mayor Myra Taylor
was called several times but was
unavailable for comment. Simi-
larly, Clarence Brown, division
director, OCED, Miami-Dade
County Public Housing and
Community Development, did
not return our calls.

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By Randy Grice

Many teachers have had
an impact on student's lives
and Timothy Savage, the late
band director of the historic
Booker T. Washington Senior
High School, is no exception.
recently, alumni band mem-
bers gathered at the high
school to practice for a final
performance tribute to their
beloved band director.
"I am very thankful to Sav-
age and the program they
have here at Booker T. for
giving us that background
in music," said Fred Morley,
former band member. "Disci-
pline, Mr. Savage always let
us know that nothing is go-
ing to be easy. He always let
us know that we had to work
hard and we needed to prac-
Savage, 95, who passed
away on October 6th from
complications due to a fall,

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Fred Morley practices on his clarinet.

had a funeral service held for
him at Greater Bethel AME
Church in Overtown. Born
Dec. 27, 1915 in Madison
County, Fl., Savage was the
oldest of nine children. As a
teen, he went to nearby Tal-
lahassee to graduate high
school. He later went to Flor-
ida A&M University, known
then as Florida A&M College,
and earned a bachelor's de-
gree in education. He then
earned a master's degree in
music at the University of
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BTW's alumni percussion tune up for their performance.

Michigan. The band wing of
Booker T. was named in his
honor and he had served the
school for over 40 years.
"He was one of great-
est band directors to come
through Booker T. Washing-
ton," said Ahmad Newbold,
Booker T.'s current band di-
rector. "You can't mention the
band program here at Booker
T. without mentioning Sav-
age. We lost a great one; we
lost one of the giants. I tell
my kids all the time we are
sitting on the shoulders of
giants and Savage is one of
those giants. I know that I
am following in his footsteps
and continuing in his legacy
that he set 50 plus years ago.
I have some big shoes to fill
but I am always up for the
Carolyn Johnson, former
band member, reflects on
her time with the legendary
band director. "Savage was
an inspirational band direc-
tor and teacher," she said.
"He gave us a foundation of
music and in life. He guided
us through our years here at
Booker T. and in to the fu-
ture. I still use many of his
principles that he taught us
in raising my own children."


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The Lyric is now owned by
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Local pastor honored

for his contribution

Muslim youth feed

South Florida homeless

God helped





By Kaila Heard
kheard@'tiiiantiiii eonliiie.com

Reverend Wayne Gary
Mason is not someone who is
prone to making rash deci-
"I always prayed about it,
fasted and got counseling
first," he said. "And those are
things that I recommend any-
one do."
For almost 17 years he has
led the Prayer and Outreach
Ministries Church in Miami.
With over 150 members, the
church offers several popular
ministries from the more tra-
ditional such as Bible studies
to the more contemporary like
their mentoring program and-
dance and mime ministries.
But the church's main focus
has always been outreach
ministries offering meals
and clothing to those in need.
"We feed the needy, the
greedy and those who just
want something to eat," Mason
explained with a laugh.
This past summer, Prayer
and Outreach Ministries fed
an estimated 300 people and

For some people the
thought of spending your free
time on a Friday or Saturday
afternoon to feed the home-
less sounds like a colossal
chore. However, for the Mus-
lim students who volunteer
for Project Downtown, feed-
ing the homeless is not only a
joyful activity but their duty.
"We are all related, we all
share a basic fundamen-
tal identity with each other,
which means we should all
be trying to help each other
and cooperate with each oth-
er to make this world a better
place to live," said Adam Ka-
buka, a volunteer of Project
Downtown Miami.
Inspired by the one of the
fiver pillars of Islam, Zakat,
which means alms in Arabic,
the first chapter of Project
Downtown was started on
the campus of the University
of Miami (U of M) in 2006.
For five years, Kabuka, who
graduated from the U of M in
2008, has been volunteering
for Project Downtown.
In the years since it was
founded, the idea has con-
tinued to spread by the Mus-
lim Students Association

SPastor Wayne Gary Mason and wife, Rosa Olivia, and sons
[left to right] Carl Duhamel Mason, 9; Samuel Wayne Mason,
3; and Antonio Dingle Mason, 17.

the church held another feed-
ing event on Saturday, Oct.
22. After receiving their food,
attendants also receive gospel
tracks and can listen to Vari-
ous testimonials and sermons.
"It gives us an opportunity
to minister to them, so if we
get just one soul to become
saved, it was worth it all," he

The 51-year-old minister
understands how much people
benefit from receiving a help-
ing hand.
Raised in a dysfunctional
home, he frequently witnessed
his common-law stepfather
physically abuse his mother.
Please turn to MASON 14B


until there are now 12 offi-
cial chapters. Each chapter
has its own set time to hand
out food or clothing. Project
Downtown chapters tend to
be organized by a few dedi-
cated, consistent volunteers
while attracting a wide range
of volunteers for the weekly
meal give aways.
According to Kabuka,
many of Miami's chapter vol-
unteers are Muslim students
from various background,
including Asians, Arabs and
"We get a lot of help from

20 to 30 people every
week," Kabuka said.
One of the volunteers is
Omair Khan, a 28-year-old
Muslim, who began serving
for Project Downtown Mi-
ami five years ago. He cur-
rently volunteers for the Ft.
Lauderdale Chapter of Proj-
ect Downtown. He estimates
that they serve an average
of 80 people a day. Food is
supplied by sponsors from
the community with meals
ranging from Indian cuisine
to simple tuna sandwiches or
Please turn to MUSLIMS 14B

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Pastor S*j00'i
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.."..... By Kaila Heard
With the seemingly endless
'4" stream of negative news featured
in the media, "casually" snide
comments from neighbors and
even family members, sometimes
it feels as if Black girls and wom-
en are under attack. Unfortunate-
ly, the message of low self-worth
netrates too many girls' psyche
til they themselves think less
emselves as well.
counteract these messages,
RNew York-based Black Girls
i 'f was created to teach Black
:and women to hold their
high knowing their own self-
: h and to celebrate the women
II have managed to preserve
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Fa ith




Bishop Long accused of running "Ponzi Scheme"

Ten congregation members say they

lost $1 million in 'safe'investments

By Kelly Greene

The leader of one of the na-
tion's best-known megachurch-
es was accused in a civil law-
suit in Georgia of encouraging
church members to invest in a
scheme that promised 20 per-
cent annual returns on safe
investments but diverted their
money to a failing company.
Bishop Eddie Long, senior
pastor of New Birth Mission-
ary. Baptist Church in the At-
lanta suburb of Lithonia,i and
his church marketed, spon-
sored and hosted "Wealth Tour
Live" seminars in October 2009
through which an entrepreneur
and another firm recruited in-
vestors for a "Ponzi scheme,"
according to a lawsuit filed
recently in DeKalb County
(Ga.) State Court.
The suit, filed on behalf of 10
church members who claim to
have lost more than $1 million,
contends that Long and New
Birth church used their "confi-
dential/fiduciary relationship"
to "coerce" the church mem-

bers into investing with Ephren
Taylor Jr., the former chief ex-
ecutive of City Capital Corp. in

According to the complaint,
"Long told the' congregation,
during his introduction of Tay-
lor: "I am responsible for every-
one I bring before you and what
they say."
Long and his church received
compensation from Taylor, ac-
cording to the complaint.
Art Franklin, a spokesman
for Long and New Birth Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, said
the church's legal team wasn't
ready to comment on the suit,
and referred to an earlier news
release that said Long has
asked Taylor "to do the right
thing by quickly resolving this
matter with a positive out-
The suit alleges that Tay-
lor told the investors that his
companies focused on "socially
conscious, safe investments"
that would "guarantee results."

Bishop Eddie Long, senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, shown here

preaching in 2010.
Neither Taylor nor his firm
was licensed to sell invest-
ments or render investment
advice in Georgia or elsewhere,
according to the complaint.
Taylor, who along with City
Capital was named as a defen-
dant in the suit, couldn't be
reached for comment.
One of the plaintiffs, Lillian

Wells, said in an interview that
she transferred her retirement
savings into a self-directed
individual-retirement account
with a firm handling money
for Taylor. On Dec. 16, 2009,
she said, she was issued a
nine-month promissory note
for $122,000 that guaranteed
20 percent interest at matu-

Wells said that when she
tried to get her money back,
City Capital representatives
repeatedly tried to persuade
her to maintain the invest-
ment. She said Long pledged
to help her and other inves-
tors at a November meeting,
and met with them again in
December, but nothing came
of those meetings or a confer-

ence call with Taylor in Febru-

WOMAN LOSES $100,000
According to the complaint,
investors later learned that at
least some of their funds went
to a unit of City Capital that
was purchasing video-sweep-
stakes machines-and later
some machines were shut
down amid allegations of ille-
gal gambling.
City Capital's chief executive
didn't return calls to the com-
pany's Chicago office seeking
I The case is one of the high-
est-profile accusations to date
of so-called religious affinity
fraud, in which potential in-
vestors are targeted through a
faith-based organization.
"I've seen more money stolen
in the name of God than any
other way," said Joseph Borg,
Alabama securities commis-
sioner and a past president of
the North American Securities
Administrators Association.
"Seven out of 10 of our cases
involve affinity fraud, and in
the South, probably 40 per-
cent to 50 percent have a reli-
gious angle."

The liberal church of Herman Cain

By Eric Marrapodi
John Blake

Herman Cain has vaulted to
the top of the polls as a Republi-
can presidential candidate, but
there's one audience that may
prove tougher for him to win
over: his hometown church.
Cain, a conservative who re-
cently said Blacks were "brain-
washed" into voting Democrat-
ic, is an associate minister at
an Atlanta megachurch that
has been a stronghold of liberal
activism and is led by a pastor
who cites Malcolm X as one of
his influences.
Cain is a longtime member of
Antioch Baptist Church North,
which sits near .. former col-,
lege and ho a ,,the Rev. MIr-
tin Luther King, r.
The church, founded by freed
slaves 134 years ago, boasts
14,000 members and an oper-
ating budget of more than $5
million. For years Antioch has
hosted a "who's who" of civil
rights activists as guest speak-
ers, including Jesse Jackson
and Andrew Young.
Antioch's powerful senior
pastor, the Rev. C.M. Alexan-
der, doesn't share Cain's politi-
cal philosophy, Atlanta clergy
say. But Cain and Alexander
are so close that Cain sang "The
Impossible Dream" for the pas-
tor's 50th anniversary celebra-
tion. The Atlanta businessman-
turned-presidential hopeful is

Republican presidential candidate merges his Baptist roots

with conServative ideology.
well liked by many members of
his church, though some dis-
agree with his politics, Antioch
pastors say.
Cain's piety may be just as
fascinating as his politics, in-
terviews suggest.
"He's a real person who is
more complicated than the
sound bite you may have heard
from him," says the Rev. Fred-
rick Robinson, a friend of Cain's
who was an associate minister
at Antioch before leaving to
form his own church.

Like many Black Baptist

churches, Antioch has devel-
oped a strong social justice
component to its ministry over
the years. It offers ministries for
people suffering from drug ad-
dition and those infected with
HIV/AIDS, and it has been a
Sunday stopover for Black poli-
ticians running for office.
In 2002, Cain became a li-
censed minister at Antioch, he
told Christianity Today.
Antioch members accept Cain
because "he's family," Robinson
"If Herman Cain was one of
those real uppity I'm too good
for regular Blacks folks' kind of

person, he wouldn't have min-
gled with us like he did," Rob-
inson says.
Cain's views on race aren't
simplistic, Robinson says. Cain
says he doesn't think racism
is a huge obstacle for Blacks,
but Robinson says Cain has
privately told.him it's a prob-
lem and once even complained
about "the good ol' boy" network
in Georgia Republican politics.
"He knows there's racism in
the tea party, but hell never
say that because they are his
supporters. That bothers a lot
of people, but he plays to that
base not because he's a sellout
but because he's a politician,"
Robinson says.

But while voters have wel-
comed Cain and helped rocket
him to the top of polls, there are
some fellow Black clergy who
are not as accepting.
The Rev. Artis Johnson, an
Atlanta pastor, wrote an open
letter to Cain in a local online
newspaper, the Cascade Patch,
after Cain said last month that
Blacks were brainwashed into
voting Democratic.
In his letter, Johnson asked
Cain why Blacks would vote Re-
publican when the party desires
to disenfranchise Blacks at the
voting booth, denies the power
of racism and believes the free
market is going to address the
needs of the poor and elderly.

Churches keep Negro spirituals alive

At an historic Black Episco-
pal Church in Charleston, the
Mt. Zion Spiritual Singers keep
alive a century-old tradition
-- singing unpublished Negro
spirituals passed down orally
and accompanied only by hand
clapping and foot stomping.
"We call it the Charleston
clap," Alphonso Brown, lead-
er of the 18-member group,
told an audience during a re-
cent performance for a festival
of Black culture. "It's an art
Brown said he formed the
group more than a decade ago
after hearing a performance by
the local, mostly white, Society
for the Preservation of Spiritu-

"They were so good, it made
me mad," he said with a grin.
A music educator and organ-
ist, he also owns and operates
Gullah Tours, a tour company
focusing on the history of Black
Charleston residents.
Dressed in suits, hats and
shawls, members of the group
recreated the Black "praise
house" meetings of the early
20th-century rural South in
the sanctuary of the Mt Zion
church, whose congregation
first formed in 1882.
"This style of music would
never have been done in the
1930s or 1940s in a church
like Mt. Zion. or any elite Black
church," Brown said during a

"It was considered raggy
music, slave songs." he said.
"It was done in rural parts.
They were singing the same
old songs that slaves and free
Blacks sang before and after
the Civil War. Slaves made
them up. They had creativity.
They didn't have the manu-
script paper to write them

In call-and response style,
with natural harmonies and
improvised shouts, the choir
performed such songs listed in
the program as "Hab yuh got
'lidgun" lHave you got religion).
"Wen dah tray'n cuum 'long'
(When the train comes along)

and "0 Zyunn, Wah de mattuh
now?" (O,'Zion, what's the mat-
ter now?).
They sang in Gullah, the lan-
guage developed by West Afri-
can slaves brought to Charles-
ton starting in the late 1600s
and preserved on South Caro-
lina and Georgia sea islands.
Gullah, a word believed to
come from Sierra Leone's Gola
tribe, also describes the speak-
ers, often descendants of those
slaves who brought their rice-
growing skills to this coast.
The language is still spoken
by some. including Brown. He
grew up going to Tuesday- and
Thursday-night "prays" meet-
ings, as he said it was spelled
in the old days.

Bishop indicted; charge is failing to report abuse

By A. G. Sulzberger
Laurie Goodstein

KANSAS CITY, Mo. A bishop
in the Roman Catholic Church
has been indicted for failure to
report suspected child abuse,
the first time in the 25-year his-
tory of the church's sex abuse
scandals that the leader of an
American diocese has been held
criminally liable for the behavior
of a priest he supervised.
The indictment of the bishop,
Robert W. Finn, and the Dio-
cese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
by a county grand jury was an-

and St. Joseph.

nounced on Friday. Each was
charged with one misdemeanor
count involving a priest ac-
cused of taking pornographic
photographs of girls as recently
as this year. They pleaded not
The case caused an uproar
among Catholics in Kansas City
this year when Bishop Finn ac-
knowledged that he knew of the
photographs last December but
did not turn them over to the
police until May. During that
time, the priest, the Rev. Shawn
Ratigan, is said to have con-
tinued to attend church events

with children, and took lewd
photographs of another young
A decade ago the American
bishops pledged to report sus-
pected abusers to law enforce-
ment authorities a policy also
recommended last year by the
Vatican. Bishop Finn himself
had made such a promise three
years ago as part of a $10 mil-
lion legal settlement with abuse
victims in Kansas City.
Though the charge is only a
misdemeanor, victims' advo-
cates immediately hailed the
Please turn to BISHOP 14B

Hope in Christ is answer to

challenges facing churches

There is no other way to
address the changing eccle-
sial landscape or challenges
facing churches today than
a shared hope grounded in
Christ, the moderator of the
World Council of Churches
(WCC) said.
Some 300 Christian leaders
from across the denomina-
tions and traditions were in
Manado, Indonesia. for the
second Global Christian Fo-
rum (GCF).
Addressing the gather-
ing, WCC moderator the Rev
Dr. Walter Altmann said the
shared hope of Chnstians
"must manifest itself. ir~..be
relationships we nurture and
the community that we build
across traditions'.
The GCF was inaugurated
in Kenya in 2008 to forge
new dialogue and relational
encounters between church-
es and organizations where
these have not traditionally
The forum brings together
representatives of various
Christian traditions, includ-
ing the WCC, the World Evan-

gelical Alliance and the Pon-
tifical Council for Promoting
Christian Unity.
This meeting of the GCF
has been organized by the
churches in Indonesia and in
particular the Communion of
Churches in Indonesia.
Delegates were welcomed to
the country during a recep-
tion hosted by the governor of
North Sulawesi province, Dr
S.H. Sarundayang.
The first day of the meeting
was spent reviewing the his-
tory of the GCF, its strengths,
and the potential of encoun-
ter and dialogue for transfor-
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An important part of the
GCF is time given over to
small group meetings allow-
ing delegates to share their
faith journeys with one an-
Plenary sessions examined
major trends in world Chris-
tiaruty and the theme of the
meeting, "Life Together in
Jesus Christ, Empowered by
the Holy Spirit"
The three-day meeting
wrapped up last Friday

Ministers and Deacons Union

Zion Hope Missionary Baptist
church hosts the Gold Coast
Ministers and Deacons Union,
October 27-29.

Rev. Maurice Johnson is the
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He peddles "gospel
watered-down Christian
mixes prosperity with pi
That's how critics ha
scribed Joel Osteen's m
The televangelist may
pastor of the largest chi
America, but he still doe
respect in many parts of
ligious community.
Osteen, a college d
who never attended sen
has built a huge intern
audience with inspir
messages that blend I
thinking and personal

Q a *

Christ's Kingdom Life
Center International invites
the community to their Sunday
Praise and Worship Service at
10:30 a.m.

0 Centurion Apostolic In-
ternational Ministries, Inc.
will host a Men's Empowerment
Conference, Nov. 10-12, 7 p.m.
nightly and Nov. 13 at 11 a.m.

Gamble Memorial Church
of God in Christ asks that ex-
perienced musicians apply to
fulfill their musician position.
305-821-3692, 305-409-1566.

E New Beginning Church
of Deliverance welcomes all to
their Movie Night on Oct. 28 at
6 p.m. 786-398-7074.

Zion Hill Missionary
Baptist Church is hosting a
Musical Celebration on Nov.
5 at 7 p.m. 754-779-0974,


Mt. Hermon A.M.E.
Church is seeking singers for
their Community Choir to per-
form at their 9th Annual HIV/
AIDS Benefit Concert on Dec.
10. All interested individuals
should come to the rehears-
als on Nov. 7th, 14th, 21st and
28th at 7 p.m. and Nov. 26th at
4 p.m. 305-621-5067, 786-587-

Speaking Hands is col-
lecting donations of uncooked
food items, money or gift certifi-
cates until Nov. 11 and cooked
items until Nov. 19 'at 9 a.m. for
their Thanksgiving Dinner Food
Drive Benefitting Deaf Families.

Emmanuel Missionary
Baptist Church welcomes the
community to their Family and
Friends Worship Service every
Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and 11

a.m. 305-696-6545.

Freewill Christian Center
of Miami is hosting Pastor Ap-
preciation Services Oct. 26-28,
7 p.m. nightly and Oct. 30 at 11
a.m. 954-639-1608.

Glendale Baptist Church
of Brownsville invites everyone
to morning worship every Sun-
day at 11 a.m. and Bible Study
every Wednesday at 7 p.m. 305-

Set Free Ministries
through Jesus Christ of the
Apostolic Faith Church, Inc.
will be starting a New Bereave-
ment Support Group beginning
on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
of each month from 7 p.m.- 9
p.m. 786-488-2108.

New Life Family Worship
Center is hosting a Women's
Conference, 'When An Unsaved
Woman is 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 tick-
ets, call 305-623-0054.

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

Mt. Claire Holiness
Church welcomes the com-
munity to attend their Sunday
Worship. Services. 786-287-

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 School Classes at 9:30 a.m.
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 Services.

Join Believers Faith






megapreacher teach only
formation. But is he preaching It's not the traditional "turn such as judgment or sin. Oste
"gospel lite" messages devoid or burn" pulpit message, and He says Osteen also preaches stoo
lite," a of any mention of sin and hard Osteen is OK with that. that wealth is a sign of God's icks
ity that choices? "I don't beat people down," pleasure. There are plenty of and
ety. Osteen rejects that charge he says. "I don't have a lot of heroes in the Bible, such as brar
ave de- with the same honey-toned condemnation in my message, the Old Testament prophets a m
message. voice and unflappability he dis- I don't believe that we're sup- Jeremiah and Habakkuk, who year
be the plays in the pulpit at Lakewood posed to be depressed and were poor, Gilley says. He
urch in Church in Houston. There's no broke and poor and suffering. "So where does Osteen come Le
sn't get hint of defensiveness. God' wants us to be happy and up with the idea that 'God Oste
Sthe re- "I deal every day with life is- to be a blessing to people." wants to increase us financial- Ma
sues and sin in our church ev- One of Osteen's many critics ly'? Of course, millions of ex- prev
Iropout ery week," he says. "I deal with is the Rev. Gary Gilley, senior amples throughout the world era
ninary, people who have cancer, talk pastor of Southern View Cha- and throughout history could min
national to people about how to forgive pel in Spnngfield, Illinois. be given of godly people living appe
rational when they've been hurt. I don't Gilley says Osteen preaches in poverty." wor
positive think that's light. That's every- a 'gospel lite" message that Shayne Lee, a sociologist at Ti
trans- day issues." avoids anything controversial the University of Houston, says the

een has been misunder-
d. In his book "Holy Maver-
," he examines how Osteen
other televangelists use
ending to sell themselves to
ass audience. Lee spent a
Studying Osteen's church.
e came away impressed.
:e cites three factors for
been's success:
marketing: He says Osteen's
vious work behind the cam-
taught him how to brand a
istry and create a visually
dealing and quickly moving
ship service.
ming: When Osteen hit
pulpit in 1999, people

-akthrough Ministries Int'l
;ry Friday at 7:30 p.m. for
ophetic Breakthrough Ser-
es. 561-929-1518, 954 237-

I The Women's Depart-
*nt of A Mission With A New
ginning Church sponsors a
immunity Feeding every sec-
d Saturday of the month,
m 10 a.m. until all the food
s been given out. For location
d additional details, call 786-

I New Mt. Sinai Missionary
ptist Church welcomes the
nmunity to their Sunday Bi-
School classes at 9:30 a.m.
d 11 a.m. Worship Service.
5-635-4100, 786-552-2528.

I The Heart of the City
nistries invites everyone to
rning worship every Sunday
9 a.m. 305-754-1462.

I New Life Family Worship
enter welcomes everyone to
ir Wednesday Bible Study at
.m. 305-623-0054.

Rev. Mason: Jesus Christ renewed niygntire life

continued from 12B

And while he never suffered
the same fate, witnessing these
violent episodes profoundly af-
fected him.
"One day the devil told me
to come home and take all the
pills in my house," recalled
Mason who was in the fifth
grade at the time.
Mason survived his suicide
attempt, but it wasn't until he
was 15 that his spiritual life
and mental health truly im-
proved. At that time, a neigh-
bor whom Mason now consid-
ers to be his spiritual mother,
invited him to a revival.
Afterwards, "everything
looked new to me when I gave
life to Christ on that Friday
night," he said.

"One week later, I began to
preach in these streets and the
only thing that I could preach
to the people was how the Lord
had changed my life."
.,, ic .then Mason',faith. and
devotion have helped him over-
come many of life's trails and
Now the married father
of three sons whose wife is
pregnant with a fourth finds
himself juggling the regular
duties of a full-time pastor. But
he also finds time to serve as
a caretaker for the person who
helped him become a man of
honesty and integrity, his ail-
ing 74-year-old mother.
"I do everything for my
mama because I told her I'm
going to be her nursing home,"
said Mason, who handles
everything from doing her

laundry and cleaning her
room to bathing her.
"It's been a lot for me to
deal with," he admitted.
But, "by the grace of God
- Heiarries me. on the .
wings of His love that's
how I'm able to handle it
Prayer and Outreach
Ministries is located
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Reception brings abuse survivors together

continued from 12B

22 the youngest will gradu-
ate next year from FAMU. She
says she remains ever grateful
that "God removed the scales
from my eyes so I could see."
"It took a long time for me
to realize how dangerous he
was and what I needed to do
to keep my children and my-
self safe," she said. "When-
ever you have a partner that
tries to isolate you from your
family and friends, that talks
down to you and that tries
to control your every waking

moment, you know you're in
trouble. When there are chil-
dren involved, it is vital that
you get them into counsel-
ing so that they don't one day
mimic the same behavior they
have witnessed. The impact
on children can be quite ter-
rible a lot become so over-
whelmed that they commit
Lavinia B. Freeman, CEO
for Miami-based Free Flow
Publishing, pointed out that
"Domestic violence does not
discriminate. It doesn't matter
how much or how little money
you make nor how educated

you may or may not be. If you
find yourself being abused,
the first thing is you need to
make a plan to get out. Sur-
vivors have to remove their
masks and tell themselves
that they refuse to continue
to be a victim."
Freeman added that she is a
survivor of sexual abuse.
School Board Representa-
tive Dr. Dorothy Bendross-
Mindingall also attended the
event and recalls her first
meeting with Spikes.
"Jonathan was persistent in
getting me to read his book
and listen to his story once

I did I knew he had a message
that others needed to hear,"
she said. "We tend to see the
problem of domestic violence
through one lens but we have
to understand that it includes
relationships between same-
gender couples as well. And
those numbers are rising
dramatically. There is a lot
more work that we must do
to help people remain safe.
And children are particularly
at risk. I've been working to
raise awareness for the last
10 years. It's great that more
people are coming on board -
but more must still be done."

Male domestic violence victims remain silent

continued from 12B

Miami's Safe Space Founda-
tion, Inc., an advocacy non-
profit organization for do-
mestic violence victims. "In
reality, it can happen to any-
To help broaden the image
of those who suffer from do-
mestic violence, local author
Jonathan Spikes, in partner-
ship with Safe Space Founda-
tion, Inc., hosted a reception
Evolution to Freedom Wine
and Cheese Reception at the
Art Fusion Gallery in Miami
on Friday, Oct. 21st.
Now 41-years-old, Spikes
once found himself in a re-
lationship where he was bat-
tered nearly 15 years ago.
"It started with shoves and

stuff like that and then it just
progressively got worse until
I was a prisoner in my own
home from fear and shame,"
recalled Spikes.

His choice to remain silent
is a common one among male
victim of intimate partner
violence, according to Dr. Na-
thaniel Holmes, a Florida Me-
morial University professor.
Holmes, whose studies in-
clude resources that churches
provide for male domestic vio-
lence victims, said, "Their pri-
mary concern is that [because
of the abuse], they are not re-
ally a man, so they don't want
to admit to themselves or to
others that they are victims."
To combat the lack of re-

sources for male victims of in-
timate partner violence, Hol-
mes suggest that churches
focus on three areas: build a
ministry that is specifically
for males; have an honest,
open conversation about male
victims; and dispel the myths
about masculinity.
"In terms of being effective,
[support groups] have to allow
for a space where men can be
really vulnerable," he said.
Spikes believes he became
involved with his abusive
partner because of linger-
ing effects of a hectic, brutal
childhood. As a result, he en-
dured the physical assaults of
an abusive partner for nearly
eight months. In the end, it
was his neighbors who called
the police during one of the
couple's fights, that led to his

ability to talk openly about
the abusive relationship.
"All the shame and fear that
I thought was going to happen
did not, which finally freed
me to go see a counselor," said
Spikes, who also finally ended
the relationship.
It also led him to create the
self-esteem motivational pro-
gram, "Celebrating Me," as
well as to continue to speak
out about his own experienc-
es in an abusive relationship.
"Men have been absent from
the conversation that can
shape the perception that all
men are bad," he said. "We
can't win the war against do-
mestic violence if only half the
team is there."
Proceeds raised at recep-
tion were donated to the Safe
Space Foundation, Inc.

Catholic church indicted

continued from 13B

indictment as a breakthrough,
saying that until now American
bishops have avoided prosecu-
tion despite documents show-
ing that in some cases they
were aware of abuse.
"This is huge for us," said
Michael Hunter, director of
the Kansas City chapter of
the Survivors Network of
those Abused by Priests, and

a victim of sexual abuse by
a priest. "It's something that
I personally have been wait-
ing for years to see, some real
accountability. We're very
pleased with the prosecuting
attorney here tq have the guts
to do it." The bishop signaled
he would fight the charges
with all his strength. He said
in a statement: "We will meet
these announcements with a
steady resolve and a vigorous

Celebration honors women

continued from 12B

"Black Girls Rock is now at
the forefront of a movement
inspiring all women of color to
take charge of our images, our
dignity and our impact on the
world," said founder and CEO
of Black Girls Rock, Beverly
From Oct. 13-15, Black Girls
Rock recognized the contribu-
tions of various women of color
including political activist An-
gela Davis, gospel legend Shir-
ley Caesar and WNBA Presi-
dent Laurel J. Ritchie.
The weekend-long celebra-

tion began with a jam session
in New York City that featured
the talents of tap master Fran-
cis Bradley, the melodic sounds
of Estelle and the lyrical flow of
Rah Digga among others. Oth-
er festivities included: a Black
Girls Rock shot caller dinner
at the Vermillion Restaurant;
and the Black Girls Rock 2011
Awards Show at the Paradise
Theater in the Bronx. Estab-
lished in 2006, Black Girls
Rock offers programs such as
writing, critical thinking, col-
lege prep and even a Scratch
DJ Academy all are designed
to build the self-worth and self-
esteem of girls of color.

Students help the poor, needy

cotninued from 12B

spaghetti when sponsors are
Several weeks ago, volunteers
from the Council on American-
Islam Relations Florida (CAIR
Florida), one of the largest Mus-
lim advocacy and civil rights
group in the U.S., joined their
weekly efforts.

"It was an experience of hu-
mility and compassion and I
commend the student volun-
teers for continuing this service
week after week; it is one of the
best ways to portray what be-
ing a Muslim is all about," said
Ghazala Salam, CAIR South
Florida's community relations
and service director.
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had already grown tired of the
smooth-talking televangelists
who were often caught up in
scandal. Osteen was the boy-
ish-looking pastor who exuded
sincerity and never pretended
he had all the answers, Lee
Preaching: Osteen may not
have the grasp of theology and
church history that some pas-
.tors have, but he knows how to
connect with ordinary Ameri-
cans through a therapeutic
message that draws heavily
from pop culture, Lee says.
"His lack of seminary training
is part of his appeal," Lee says.

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 Ser-
vice on Saturdays at 10 a.m.

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-

E Redemption Missionary
Baptist Church has moved but
still holds a Fish Dinner every
Friday and Saturday and In-
troduction Computer Classes
every Tuesday and Thursday at
11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Reverend
Willie McCrae, 305-770-7064
or Mother Annie Chapman,






Retirees Social Security benefits to rise

But Medicare could eat up increase

of 3.6 percent

By Christine Dugas

For the first time since 2009,
American retirees will receive
an increase in their Social Se-
curity benefits. But even be-
fore it appears in their January
benefits check, it could be eat-
en up by an increase in Medi-
care premiums.
The cost-of-living adjust-
ment, or COLA, will be an in-
crease of 3.6 percent. It will
affect about 55 million Social
Security recipients and anoth-
er eight million Americans who
receive Supplemental Security
Income (SSI).
Compared with previous in-
creases, it's fairly moderate,
says Polina Vlasenko, research
fellow at American Institute for
Economic Research. The last
cost-of-living adjustment, in
January 2009, was an uncom-
monly large 5.8 percent. Ear-
lier increases were 2.3 percent
to 4.1 percent.

The increase may lose some
of its luster. Retirees may not
see a lot, or any at all, of the in-
crease because their Medicare
premiums also can increase,
says Paul Gada, personal fi-
nance director for Allsup Medi-
care Advisor, a provider of.
Social Security and Medicare
consultation services.
For those who are enrolled
in Medicare, their insurance
premiums are automatically
deducted from Social Security
checks. But Medicare cannot
reduce Social Security checks
from year to year.
"So in the past two years,
when there was no COLA in-
crease, Medicare deductions
could not increase," Vlasen-
ko says. "This provision had
never been used until the last
two years, because there was
always a COLA increase before
The Medicare premiums are
expected to be determined by

Demonstrators with the California Alliance for Retired Americans hold a rally outside the
office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in San Francisco, California August 17th.

Medicare next month.
"The COLA increase is good

news, but it doesn't do the
whole trick," says Merton Ber-

nstein, professor emeritus at
the Washington University in

St. Louis School of Law. "It
doesn't cope with the higher
out-of-pocket medical cost of
seniors and disabled people."
The annual cost-of-living ad-
justment is tied to an inflation
measure released recently.
The measure, which was ad-
opted in the 1970s, produced
no COLA in 2010 or 2011 be-
cause inflation was too low.
Those were the first two years
without a COLA since auto-
matic increases were enacted
in 1975.
On average Social Secu-
rity recipients receive $1,082
a month, or about $13,000 a
year. The increase would add
about $39 a month, or $468 a
"Social Security is the most
important source of income by
far for most retirees, and for a
huge percentage it is the only
income they have," says David
Certner, legislative policy di-
rector for AARP. "But getting
this increase doesn't mean
they are getting ahead. It just
keeps them from falling further

States to limit hospital stays


By Phil Galewitz

A growing number of states
are sharply limiting hospital
stays under Medicaid to as few
as 10 days a year to control
rising costs of the health insur-
ance program for the poor and
Advocates for the needy and
hospital executives say the
moves will restrict access to
care, force hospitals to absorb
more costs and lead to higher
charges for privately insured
States defend the actions as
a way to balance budgets ham-
mered by the economic down-
turn and the end of billions
of dollars in federal stimulus
funds this summer that had
helped prop up Medicaid,
financed jointly by states and
the federal government.
Arizona, which last year
stopped covering certain
transplants for several months,
plans to limit adult Medicaid
recipients to 25 days of hospi-
tal coverage a year, starting as
soon as the end of October.
Hawaii plans to cut Med-
icaid coverage to 10 days a
year in April, the fewest of any
Both efforts require federal
approval, which state officials
consider likely because several
other states already restrict
hospital coverage.
Private health insurers
generally don't limit hospital
coverage, according to Ameri-
ca's Health Insurance Plans, a
trade group.
Rosemary Blackmon, ex-
ecutive vice president of the


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Dr. Gary Richter talks with Medicaid patient Johnnie Mae McClendon about a procedure in
his office in Atlanta, Ga.

Alabama Hospital Association,
said "for the most part hospi-
tals do what they can" to pro-
vide care to Medicaid patients
despite the limits.
In Arizona, hospitals won't
discharge or refuse to admit
patients who medically need
to be there, said Peter Wert-
heim, spokesman for the Ari-
zona Hospital and Healthcare
Association. "Hospitals will get
stuck with the bill," he said.
Driven by higher enrollment
and medical costs, Medicaid
spending was projected to rise
an average of 11.2 percent

in fiscal 2011, which ended
in June, from $427 billion in
2010, according to the Nation-
al Association of State Budget
For fiscal 2012, the associa-
tion estimated state Medicaid
spending will rise 19 percent,
largely because of the end of
the federal stimulus dollars.
The program served 69 mil-
lion people last year.
Matt Salo, executive director
of the National Association of
Medicaid Directors, said the
hospital coverage limits reflect
how states are "desperately

looking for any and all levers
to reduce Medicaid costs"
within the law.
The federal Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Ser-
vices is working with states to
"provide tlem with flexibility
to run their Medicaid pro-
grams and reduce their costs,"
Medicaid director Cindy Mann
said in a statement. At the
same time, "we must also
ensure the Medicaid program
continues to meet the health
care needs of the children,
people with disabilities and the
elderly whom it serves."

By Kelly Kennedy

gress works to decrease the
federal deficit by cutting
health care programs such as
Medicare, policy experts'say
health providers will have to
find money elsewhere, which
could force insurance premi-
ums higher for most Ameri-
That comes on top of a nine
percent increase in annual
premiums to cover a family
of four, according to a survey
released recently by the Kai-
ser Family Foundation. Most
of that increase comes from
rising health care costs, said
Gary Claxton, director of Kai-
ser's Health' ff ie t9 iMket'lacbe
Project... .
"It might be that the discus-
sion going on with the ddbt is
just as important," Claxton
said. If health care spending
is cut by the deficit "super-
comrmttee," "then those pro-
viders will look to get some of
that back elsewhere.'
That, he said, will make it
harder for private insurance
companies to negotiate for
lower rates for employers and
privately insured individuals.
The 12-member supercom-
mittee must create a plan to
reduce the federal debt by
$1.5 trillion by Nov. 23, and
Congress must vote on it by
Dec. 23.
It's impossible to predict the
supercommittee's results, said
Robert Zirkelbach, spokes-
man for America's Health In-
surance Plans. But offering
less government health cover-

age could hurt those who do
pay for insurance.
A growing number of un-
insured and underinsured
Americans means the "de-
ductible is constantly rising
for the privately insured," said
Quentin Young, national co-
ordinator for Physicians for
a National Health Program.
That group advocates for a
single-payer health system.
Kaiser's survey found that
annual insurance premiums
to cover people through their
employers average $5,429 for
single people and $15,073
for a family of four in 2011.
Those rates rose eight percent
for single people and nine
percent for families. In 2010,
premiums rose ']jst'e" thi'
percent for families from the
previous year. Kaiser Family
Foundation also found premi-
ums were lower for families at
small firms than for those at
large firms.
"ILdon't think it is a big dif-
ference from what we've seen
for a long time," Claxton said.
Claxon estimated, based
on Office of Management and
Budget figures, that about one
percent of the rise came from
changes due to last year's
health care law, allowing chil-
dren up to age 26 to remain
on their parents' insurance,
and requiring preventive med-
ical services, such as annual
exams and colonoscopies,
with no co-pay.
The rest came from rising
health care costs, though he
said some insurers may have
raised rates in expectation of
higher health costs.

Gel cuts risk of herpes among women, a study finds

By Donald G. Mcneil Jr.

A vaginal gel that sharply
reduces a woman's risk of
infection with the AIDS virus
is even more effective against
genital herpes, a much more
common risk for young Ameri-
can women, a new study has
The study, by researchers
from the National Institutes of
Health, Gilead Sciences Inc.
and universities in Belgium
and Italy, suggests that the
microbicide gel, which was
originally developed to fight
AIDS in Africa, could lower the
incidence of herpes in many
"This could be incredibly
helpful," said Dr. Jeanne Mar-
razzo, a herpes expert from
the University of Washington's
medical school. "Protection
that a woman can control is
the holy grail in this field.
It's hard for me to believe
that something that protects
against both HIV and herpes
wouldn't be appealing to a lot
of young American women."
An executive at Gilead, the
company that makes tenofovir,
the anti-AIDS drug that is the
gel's active ingredient, said

the company was debating
whether to spend the millions
of dollars needed to get the
gel approved for the American
market. Even if the company
pressed ahead immediately, "it
would be three to four years
before we were ready to submit
data" to the Food and Drug
Administration, Norbert W.
Bischofberger, Gilead's chief
scientific officer, said.
Genital herpes is far more
common than AIDS. The World
Health Organization estimates
that 20 percent of all sexually
active adults have it. In the
United States, the Centers for
Disease Control and Preven-
tion estimates that 21 percent
of sexually active women have
it, including 16 percent of all
white women and 48 percent
of all Black women.
While not fatal, the infection
can be very painful, ruining
sexual pleasure. The blisters
it causes, which resemble the
cold sores caused on the lips
by a related virus, can also be
an entryway for more danger-
ous pathogens, including HIV
and syphilis.
It can be transmitted when
neither partner has sores,
and even using a condom is

E .J, I .\
Volunteers in a study on slashing therisk of HIV infection
learned of the tests' results last year.

effective in preventing infec-
tion only half the time, said Dr.
Anna Wald, a herpes specialist
at the University of Washing-
ton's school of public health,
because unlike AIDS it
can be transmitted by skin-to-
skin contact, not just in semen
or vaginal fluid.
And although it can often be
controlled with another drug,
acyclovir, herpes is not cur-
The new study, published
online by Cell Host and Mi-

crobes, explains the surprise
result of a much-heralded
2010 clinical trial done in
South Africa.
That trial, run by Caprisa,
an AIDS research center in
Durban, showed for the first
time that tenofovir gel pro-
tected women against HIV It
also showed that the roughly
450 women in the survey who
did not have herpes were even
better protected against it than
they were against the AIDS

Over all, the gel reduced
H.I.V. infections by 39 percent.
That announcement was greet-
ed with a standing ovation by
scientists at the international
AIDS Conference in Vienna
last year because it was the
first weapon that women at
risk of AIDS could use without
a man's knowledge.
In an unexpected bonus, the
researchers also noted that it
reduced herpes by 51 percent.
The new study, involving
lab experiments, was done to
explain why the trial worked,
said Dr. Salim Abdool Karim,
a professor of epidemiology at
the University of KwaZulu-Na-
tal in South Africa and Colum-
bia University and one of the
Caprisa trial leaders.
"We were very pleasantly
surprised to see such a potent
effect," he said. "However, until
now, we had only a hypothesis
for the mechanism of action -
no clear-cut data."
The new study showed that
when tenofovir enters human
tissue it is converted into a
form that disrupts an enzyme
that herpes needs to make
copies of itself.
In laboratory cultures of
tonsil and cervical tissue, it

lowered herpes viral levels by
as much as 99 percent. It also
prolonged the lives of mice that
were given massive skin infec-
tions of herpes.
Taken as a pill, tenofovir
inhibits HIV but not herpes.
Getting it into the vaginal wall
is apparently crucial to its suc-
Tissue concentrations of
the drug are up to 100 times
higher with a gel than with a
pill, said Leonid Margolis, chief
of intercellular interactions at
the National Institute of Child
Health and Human Develop-
ment and an author of the
While the final gel trial was
done in South Africa because
AIDS rates there are so high,
earlier safety and acceptabil-
ity tests were done in several
countries, including the United
States. American heterosexual
couples did not find the gel
unpleasant; nor did South Af-
rican couples, Dr. Karim said.
(Gay men having anal sex have
complained that it was too wa-
tery, so new formulations are
in the works.)
"I'm confident American
women would accept it," Dr.
Wald said.

Health insurance

costs surge in 2011

What to expect from radiation therapy

By: Dr. H. Vincenzo Patone outside the body to the affected
Radiation Oncologist area. Internal radiation, also
North Shore Medical Center called brachytherapy, works
by placing small amounts of
Radiation therapy is a radioactive material in or near
common form of cancer the tumor inside the body.
treatment used to kill cancer Radiation works by destroying
cells and prevent the disease or slowing the growth of cancer
from spreading to other parts of cells. Some normal cells may
the body. More than 60 percent be affected by radiation, but
of people with cancer receive they usually recover following
this form of treatment to slow treatment.
the growth of cancer or decrease Radiation therapy may be
the size of tumors. In cases spread out over an extended
when a cure is not possible, period of time to allow healthy
radiation therapy may be used cells to recover while cancer
to reduce pressure, alleviate cells die. It can be administered
pain or prevent problems once a day for several weeks or
such as blindness or urinary in smaller doses twice a day.
incontinence. Dosage amount is balanced
Radiation therapy is between being high enough to
administered in one of two ways. treat the cancer but low enough
External radiation therapy uses not to damage any more normal
special equipment to aim high- cells than necessary. Cancer
energy beams of radiation from cells will continue to die long

after treatment is completed.
Radiation therapy may be
used in conjunction with other
forms of cancer treatment.
Radiation may be administered
before surgery to shrink the size
of a tumor or after surgery to
kill any remaining cancer cells.
Radiation also may be used
with chemotherapy, a form
of treatment that exposes the
entire body to cancer-fighting
Radiation therapy does not
cause pain, but side effects
associated with treatment can
cause discomfort depending
on the area being treated. In
addition to fatigue, cancer
patients also may experience
skin irritation near the
radiated site, diarrhea, dry
mouth, nausea, vomiting, loss
of appetite or infertility. Side
effects may become noticeable

shortly after treatment starts
and continue for several weeks
after treatment stops.
A team of professionals is
involved in providing radiation
therapy, including:
Radiation oncologist a
physician who determines the
plan of treatment, including the
amount of radiation received,

when it will be administered
and how it will be delivered
Radiation physicist who
ensures the equipment is
working properly and the
correct dose is given
Radiation nurse who
cares for the patient during
Radiation therapist -
who positions the patient for
treatment and operates the
radiation equipment on a daily
Ongoing follow-up care will
be necessary after treatment
ends. Patients are encouraged
to look for signs of late side-
effects and be vigilant in
checking for any signs of
cancer recurrence. Patients
should notify their doctor if
they notice an unexplained
weight loss, change in appetite,
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,

constipation, consistent pain
or new lumps, skin irritations,
bruises, swellings or bleeding.
For more information about
radiation therapy, talk with
your doctor or visit the National
Cancer Institute Web site at
North Shore Medical Center's
Community Cancer Center is
accredited by the American
College of Surgeons and treats
all types of adult cancers,
including Breast Cancer. We
specialize in external beam
radiation therapy using some
of the latest IMRT (Intensity
Modulated Radiation Therapy)
technique and HDR (High Dose
Rate) brachytherapy for Breast
Cancer. For more information
talk with your doctor or visit
or call 1-800-984-3434 for a
free physician referral.

Cancer cookbooks aim to help patients heal their appetites

They're created ...

with treatments

in mind

By Maureen Linke

When a friend is going
through cancer treatment, we
naturally want to help -- and
for many people, that means
whipping up a casserole or
some other comfort food.
But for those experienc-
ing nausea, stomach upset
or a metallic aftertaste from
chemotherapy, some rich or
heavy foods may be anything
but comforting, say authors of
cookbooks created with cancer
patients in mind.
Good nutrition is especially
important during cancer treat-
ment because people who are
nutritionally depleted don't
tolerate treatment well, says
Kris Ghosh, a gynecologic
oncologist and co-author (with
Linda Carson and Elyse Cqhen)
of Betty Crocker's Living With
Cancer Cookbook: Easy Reci-
ies and Tips Through Treat-
ment and Beyond, out last

Malaria va4

Treatment won't

be available

in the U.S.
By Elizabeth Weise

Researchers for the first time
have succeeded in creating a
vaccine against malaria, a dis-
ease that kills nearly 800,000 a
year, most of them children.
The work grew from a part-
nership that some hope could
be a model for attacking diseas-
es in the developing world.
The experimental vaccine, still
in the testing phase and several
years away from government
approval, protects only about
50 percent of children who re-
ceive it, but even that could "po-
tentially translate into tens of
millions of cases of malaria in
children averted annually," said
Tsiri Agbenyega, the principal
investigator for the vaccine tri-
als at Agogo Presbyterian Hos-
pital in Agogo, Ghana.
The vaccine won't be available
in the United States because it
is not being developed under
the Food and Drug Administra-
tion's process.
Even when and if approved in
Europe, it's likely to be avail-
able only to children.

Beef-barley stew from the the
Betty Crocker 'Living with Cancer

Listening and simplicity are
key when cooking for a cancer
patient, Ghosh says. "First and
foremost, find out what their.
cravings are," he says. "Tastes
can change during treatment.
You don't need to cook fancy
for them to be happy; they
need substance ... something
they can tolerate or digest."
Cookbooks such as Living
With Cancer and the Ameri-
can Cancer Society's What to
Eat During Cancer Treatment:
i00 Great-Tasting, Family-
Ffiefidly Recipes to Hlelp 'You
Cope ($19.95) aim to help
patients and caregivers with
symptom management. Both

A table of contents, prepared for caregivers

+ Prepare nutritous foods, but go
light on the spices.
+ Encourage cancer patients to
eat healthy to keep their strength
and immune system up; going for
a short walk can help build an
+ Prepare six smaller meals
(rather than three larger ones) to
eat during the day.
+ Pay special attention to food
safety; wash your hands and
use separate cutting boards for
vegetables and raw meat to
prevent cross-contamination.

categorize recipes by common
symptoms: nausea, diarrhea,
constipation, mouth soreness
and difficulty swallowing,
altered sense of taste, unin-
tentional weight loss.
Though it can be difficult for
farji arldjfindc t0.diseus
a loved one's diagnosis, pa-
tients don't want pity, Ghosh
says: "These books can be a
subtle and supportive way to

ccine can save millions

A mother cares for her child suffering from malaria in a
medical clinic at Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. Malaria is the
number one killer of children in Africa.

Malaria is one of the most
devastating diseases on theI
planet; it causes about 225 mil-
lion cases yearly and more than
780,000 deaths, most of them
African children, the World
Health Organization says.
The vaccine was tested on
15,460 children. It was 50 per-
cent protective against malaria
among those five to 17 months.
Results of tests in children six
to 12 weeks old will be released
in 2012.
Andrew Witty, the CEO of
GlaxoSmithKline, says re-
searchers hope to improve the

vaccine's effectiveness, add-
ing, "This is a very meaningful
start." He says the vaccine may
be available in Africa by 2015.
The project is a collaboration
among GlaxoSmithKline, the
PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative
and the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation, whose chairman,
Bill Gates, announced the re-
sults recently in Seattle.
"If we think big, bring more
partners into the fold and take
smart risks, we will invent en-
tirely new tools," Gates said.
"The results represent a huge

Antidepressant use skyrockets 400 percent

By Janice Lloyd

Use of antidepressant drugs
has soared nearly 400 percent
since 1988, making the medi-
cation the most frequently used
by people ages 18-44, a report
from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention shows.
Eleven percent of Ameri-
cans ages 12 years and older
took antidepressants during
the 2005-08 study period, the
authors write. They add that
though the majority of antide-
pressants were taken to treat
depression, the drugs also can
be used for anxiety disorders
and other conditions.

The data are from the Nation-
al Health and Nutrition Exami-,
nation Surveys, which includ-
ed information from 12,637
participants about prescrip-
tion-drug use, antidepressant
use, length of use, severity
of depressive symptoms and.
contact with a health profes-
Mental-health professionals
not associated with the survey
cited several reasons as possi-
ble explanations for the spike:
The struggling economy
and the record number of lay-
offs and home foreclosures.
, "These drugs can be very help-
ful for people who need them,"

says Elaine Ducharme, a psy-
chologist and public educator
in Connecticut for the Amen-
can Psychological Association.
"People should expect to be
depressed after a layoff. They
should not be put on a drug,
though, unless they have an
acute problem."
Ad campaigns waged by
pharmaceutical companies
citing:benefits of the drugs.
Families who might be re-
imbursed by health insurance
companies for a prescription
but may delay getting therapy
from a mental-health profes-
sional because of the cost of

+ Assume salad is the best
option. A big salad is very
difficult to digest for someone
going through radiation or
Push patients fo eat and
don't be offended if they don't
enjoy something they once did.
Overload their plates so they
feel bad if they can't finish.
+ Overwhelm them with large
events featuring lots of food, or
cook in unventilated areas.

start the conversation." Some
insurers may even cover cook-
books' costs, he adds.
The recipes in these books
are not difficult, the authors
note: Each recipe in What
to Eat takes only about 30
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'minutes, and Betty Crocker
cookbooks are known for
easy-to-prepare recipes.
Different stages of cancer
treatment can affect taste or
appetite in a variety of ways.
Chemotherapy is the most sig-
nificant because chemo drugs
kill cells that divide rapidly,
such as taste buds, causing
patients to have to regrow new
ones, Ghosh says. Regrowth
doesn't begin until at least a.
month after all treatments are
completed. During regrowth,
everything tastes bland or
patients have cravings they've
never had before, he says.
Though nutritional value is
a high priority, overall calorie
intake can be the ultimate
goal, especially for some-
one suffering from frequent
nausea, says Colleen Doyle, a
registered dietitian and editor
of the American Cancer So-
ciety cookbook, published in
2009. "If nothing but ice cream
sounds good, that's OK," she

Simple, non-spicy foods can
be the most appealing during
chemotherapy, says breast
cancer survivor Jody Schoger
of The Woodlands, Texas.
"I was always hungry for
soup, but something that you
may have enjoyed before may
not appeal to you at all during
chemo," says Schoger, who is
now in remission and cooks for
cancer patients in her coin-
Foods can bring back memo-
ries of how life can be normal
and positive again, and that
mental aspect of treatment is
just as important, Ghosh says.
"Here you are going through
the most challenging part of
your life, and your basic ability
to eat has been taken away,"
he says. "People get depressed
as they go through treatment,
and a side effect of depression
is lack of appetite. Bringing
that joy back to eating is a re-
ally critical part of treatment."

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One-in-four Black households are hungry

According to new hunger
data released by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture
(USDA), 25.1 percent of
Black households suffered
from food insecurity in 2010.
Among Black households
with children, the figure is
much higher-nearly one in
three. These figures remain
higher than the general popu-
lation and more than double
those of non-Hispanic white
"High rates of unemploy-
ment have made it difficult
for many U.S. households to
put food on the table-but
communities of color con-
tinue to be disproportionatelY
impacted," said Rev. Derrick
Boykin, associate for African

A man received a monthly supply of food aid donated to
residents of a squatter camp for poor white South Africans,
at Coronation Park, in Krugersdorp.

American Leadership Out-
reach at Bread for the World.
One in five Americans -
and nearly one in four Blacks
- currently participate in,
the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP,
formerly known as food
stamps). Although hunger
among Blacks and Hispan-
ics remains unconsciona-
bly high especially when
compared to non-Hispanic
white Americans it would
be much higher were it not
for federally-funded safety-net
programs that helped keep
millions of Americans from
going hungry.
Adcording to today's USDA
report, 59 percent of all
Please turn to HUNGRY 19B

CDC: Not enough kids drink low-fat milk

By, HealthDay

Not enough children and
teens drink low-fat milk, a
new report from the U.S. Cen-
ters for Disease Control and
Prevention 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
unnecessary 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 children and teens
drink milk, but only about 20
percent of them say they usu-
ally drink low-fat milk (skim
dr 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
often than younger children.
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A few servings of low-fat milk and yogurt every day should
help keep your kids' teeth and bones healthy.

By Reuterys

CHICAGO'- Some Ameri-
cans are losing weight result-
ing in more people of normal
weight.' according to a new
study, but it is not clear if
*the trend will last.
The Gallup-Healthways
Well-Being Index found that
for the first time in three
years there are more normal
weight Americans than those
in the overweight category.
But the majority of Ameri-
cans are at an unhealthy
weight, the study said. Obese
and overweight Americans
combined make up more
than 60 percent of the
population, according to the
"Although the majority
of Americans are still over-
weight or obese, it is an
encouraging sign that obesity
rates are trending downward
in the U.S.." the study said.
The study found the per-

cent of normal weight Ameri-
cans in thethird qyarteer,
of 2011 to be 36.6 percent,
while the number of over-
weight people came in at
35.8 percent. Obese Amen-
cans make up 25.8 percent of
the population.
Obesity has become a ma-
jor problem in the U.S. over
the last decade
In 2000, no U.S. state had
an adult obesity rate higher
than 30 percent, according
to Centers for Disease Con-
trol data. In 2010, there were
12 states at that level, and
another eight poised to join
them with adult obesity rates
of 28 percent or higher.
The study said it was not
clear what caused the drop in
overweight and obese Ameri-
cans, but said it could be due
to the tough economy, with
cash-strapped Americans
choosing to eat in rather
than eating at high-calorie

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Invites the community to
come out to the "Corner of
Connection." Sunday, Oc-
tober 30 at 10 a.m. and 7
p.m., Monday, October 31
and Tuesday, November 1
at 7 p.m.
And we haven't forgotten
about the king's kids! We
will be celebrating hallelu-
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October 31 at 6 p.m...fun,
faith, family and fellow-
For more information,
please contact us at The

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Combination cold medications contain acetaminophin

continued from 17B
shine and no distinguishable
markings were most likely to be
mistakenly identified, accord-
ing to the study.
"The FDA is working hard to
try to make medicines palat-
able to kids. But, there's a fine
line between making a medi-
cine such that a child is willing
to take it, but not making it so
tasty that they want to take it
all the time. It's not an easy sci-
ence," said Dr. Robert Squires,
clinical director of pediatric

gastroenterology at Children's
Hospital of Pittsburgh.
"I think that if companies
that make medicines could
make them to look less like
candy, then less unintentional
ingestions will occur in kids,"
said Gittelman.
She also said that it's impor-
tant to lock up medications
and keep them in their original
packaging. Almost one-quarter
of the teachers in the study
said that medications weren't
locked up or out of reach in
their homes.
A second study this one

done by adults and scheduled
for presentation at the same
meeting found that in 24
homes with children between
two and six-years-old, 22 per-
cent of medications weren't
stored safely. That included 30
percent of drugs containing ac-
etaminophen (Tylenol).
That finding is particularly
important because acetamino-
phen can be toxic to children
when consumed in higher-
than-approved doses.
But, said Squires, it's under-
standable that parents might
underestimate the risk posed

by acetaminophen. "When you
can go to a big box store and
buy enough acetaminophen to
kill 30 people, it's hard to think
that could be harmful," he ex-
"I wouldn't want people to
be afraid of acetaminophen.
Acetaminophen is a very good
medicine when taken in a stan-
dard dose," said Squires. But,
when taken in large quanti-
ties, the drug can cause liver
failure. "Recent data suggests
that about 12 percent of acute
liver failure in kids is from acet-

Teens drink low-fat milk more than younger kids

continued from 17B

Although 13 percent of kids
aged two to five usually drink
low-fat milk, 21 percent of kids
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 Hispanic
children. About 28 percent of
the white participants said low-
fat milk was their usual milk
type, compared to just five per-
cent 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 recommendations by Dietary
Guidelines for Americans, 2010
and the American Academy of
Pediatrics for all children aged

two years and over to drink low-
fat milk. Recently, First Lady
Michelle Obama's 'Lets Move!'
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."


Caution during Halloween

continued from 17B

a game plan and agree on the
rules ahead of time. If older
children are going out without
an adult, make sure they
understand the difference
between vandalism and tricks.
When shopping for
costumes, check to make
certain the material is flame
retardant and that your child's
vision won't be obscured by any
part of the costume. Make sure
the costume isn't too long to
prevent tripping. If your child is
wearing a hat, check to see that
it won't slip down over the eyes.
If your child is carrying
props like a sword, knife or
scythe, check to see that the
tips are smooth and flexible
enough to not cause injury.
You may want to find an
alternative to door-to-door trick

or treating such as going to a
mall or community event. You
also may want to host a special
Halloween party for your
children and their friends.
It's not safe today to let
children go trick or treating
alone. Have a responsible adult
or older teen go with smaller
children. Older children and
teens should go in groups.
Make your home safe for
those little treaters. There are
special lights that mimic a
candle for jack olanterns. If
you do use a candle, keep the
pumpkin on a sturdy surface
away from where the children
are likely to stand. Don't leave a
burning candle unattended.
Teach your children that
Halloween is about fun.
Throwing eggs at a house or
car or even toilet-papering
trees can be considered acts of

More Blacks faminshed

continued from 17B

food-insecure households par-
ticipated in one or more of the
three largest nutrition assis-
tance programs around the
time that the 2010 data were
collected. However, programs
such as SNAP, Medicaid and
WIC are currently on the chop-
ping block as the next phase
of the battle to balance the
budget and reduce the deficit
now falls on the Joint Selec-
tion Committee on Deficit Re-
duction-or "Super Commit-
tee"-which must identify $1.5
trillion in federal deficit reduc-
"It is unconscionable that
Congress is considering cuts

to programs that help fami-
lies make ends meet," added
Boykin. "As Congress returns
from August recess to resume
budget and deficit reduction
debates, we must urge mem-
bers to expand the circle of
protection around programs
that offset the ongoing impacts
of the recession as millions of
Americans work to meet their
basic needs."
Across the board, rates of
hunger and poverty within
Hispanic and Black commu-
nities tend to be dispropor-
tionately higher than those of
non-Hispanic white commu-
nities. The USDA figures also
revealed that 26.2 percent of
Hispanic households suffered
from food insecurity in 2010.

Revival Center
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue

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

Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
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Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
15250 N.W. 22nd Avenue

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Order of Services
SUNDAY Worshi Ser.ire

Morning IDa m
(hurch iShool 30 a m
SFeeding MinIsry 12 nuon
Bible Study 7 p r
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Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W.3rd Avenue

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

i\Order of Services
Sunday ,7 O and II a m
Worship Serdle
9 30 aOm SundayShool
Tuesday 7pm Bible Sudy
0 p m Prayer Meeting

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

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

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Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023

Order of Services
Sunday: Bible Study 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10a.m.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday General Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
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Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville
2799 N.W. 46th Street

Order of Services
A Is Churnh Sundr School 8 30sam
Sunday Worship Ser.vie 10 a m
Mid weel Seire Wednesdr I
\Howu o Power Noon Day Praier
S 12pmr 1 pm
7thely Woihip 7 pm

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

Order of Services
Sunday.....................7:30 & 11 a.m.
I Sunday School...............10 a.m.
Thursday .......... 7p.m. Bible
Baptism- Thurs. before
L Firstl Sun.. p.m.

Adams Tabernacle of
Faith A.M.E. Church
20851 Johnson St. #115 Pembroke Pines

Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court

S Order of Services
Lord Day Sunday School 9:45am
Sunday Morning Worship 11 .m.
Sunday Men's Bible Study 5 p.m.
nday Ladies Bible Study S p.m.

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

Order of Services

Mrmi Worshp 7 IjOm
undaShool 30 a m
MIrng Worship I a0m
'rar and Bibe Strud
esino i[Tue i7 pm

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of God Yahweh
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JANE Q. JOHNSON, 90, retired
nurses aide,
died October
18 at home.
Survivors are
sons, Bernard
Woods, and
Johnson (Ruby); daughters,
Fredericka Pol, Shelia Johnson,
;'neesi. Johnson, Gail Russ, and
Renee Johnson (Peter), many
grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
a host of other relatives and
friends. Service 11 a.m., October
26 at Ridgeway Church of God of

JOHN BRINSON, 86, retired
mechanic, died
October 20th
at Memorial
Hospital .
Viewing 3
p.m.-7 p.m., ,.. ..
Wednesday in
the chapel. -"

ELLEN JONES, 86, retired
food service
died October
are sons, Rev.
E. Carswell,
Ricky Roberts;
Eloise C.
Owens and Barbara Fludd; sister,
Katie Mae Smith. Service 11 a.m.,
Thursday at New Hope M.B.

died October
22. Service 11
a.m., Friday .-
at Second
Baptist Church, .

81, janitorial
service owner,
died October
23 at Jackson
North Hospital.
include his
daughters, Gail
Franklin (James), Ivory Rivers,
Bridgette Cherasand (Frantz);
many grandchildren and great-
grand children; a host of other
relatives and friends. Service 1
p.m., Saturday at Greater Israel
Bethel Primitive Baptist Church.


died October 17,
2011. Services
were held.


Housewife, died
October 21,
2011 at Jackson
Hospital .
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday at
New Jerusalem
Primitive Baptist Churcl

October 21 at
home. Arrange-
ments are in-

truck driver,
died October
17 at Jackson
Hospital .
Service 1 p.m.,
October 29, in
the chapel.

Hadley Davis
October 15.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday in the

sewer operator, died October 10.
Services were held.

HAZEL BASDEN, 86, house-
wife, died October 15. Services
were held.

ANGELA WATTS, 35, pharma-
cist technologist, died October 11.
Services were held.

MARIO BOONE, 34, laborer,
died October 9 at home. Services
were held.

MARY WILLIAMS, 86, sculpture
molder, died October 13 at home.
Services were held.

HERBERT PAULK, 82, long-
shoremen, died October 12. Ser-

vices were held.

health tech, died Octob
vices were held.

er, died October 15. Se

i6, mental
Der 11. Ser-

., 30, labor-
rvices were

Carey Royal Ram'n
bor, died Octo-
ber 5 at home.
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday in the

nurse, died
October 20 at
Jackson Me-
morial Hospital.
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday at Lib-
erty City Church
of Christ.

Wright and Young
54, mail carrier,
died October
18 at Jackson
North Hospital.&

ENTS, 87, Survivors
Sheldon Roker;
Tia Roker; son, Deuante Roker;
grandsons, Tre-shel Roker,
Tremain Roker; granddaughters,
Precious and Shemarae; sister,
Louise Robinson; brothers,
Leon Manker. Viewing Thursday,
HNS ON October 27th at Wright-Young.
Service 1 p.m., Friday at New Way
Praise and Worship.

Elijah Bells'
October 19 in
Asheville, North
Carolina. Ser-
vice 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
Praise and Wor-
54, died ship Center. If
anyone would
like to make donations, please go
to any Wells Fargo Bank and ask
for the Cedric Francois donation


Alphonso M. Richardson
tired teacher
Dade County
Public School,
died October 19
at Jackson Me-
morial Hospital.
Survivors are
her husband,
Andrew Sims;
son, Dale (Lisa); two daughters,
Cheryl (Dave) and Darlene (Ken-
neth), 18 grands, 23 great-grands
and one great-great grand. Viewing
6-8 p.m., in the chapel. Service 10
a.m., Saturday at Peaceful Zion
Missionary Baptist Church, 2300
NW 68 Street, Miami.

Gregg L. Mason
retired truck
driver, died
October 16 at VA
Nursing Home.
Service 11 a.m., ,
Saturday in the oa

74, minister,
died October
23. Survivors
sons, Charles
Rev. Phillip
(Janice) and
Rev. Eric
Readon (LaKeisha); daughters,
Sammiah Walker and Rachael
Sneed; grandchildren. Prayer
Service, 7 p.m.. Wednesday at
New Beginning Missionary Baptist
Church, 2125 NW 155th Street.
Visitation Friday, from 4-8 p.m.,
with Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at
New Beginnings Missionary Baptist
Church. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
at New Birth Cathedral of Faith.
Interment: Dade Memorial Park.

A.J. Manuel
47, truck dis-
patcher, died
October 21 at
Memorial Hospi-
tal. Service 1
p.m., Saturday
at New Jerusa-
lem Baptist \
Church, 2245
Douglas St., Hollywood, FL.

domestic worker, died October 14
at home. Services were held.

MARY GORDON, 77, food
service worker, died October
23 at home. Arrangements are

October 22. Arrangements are

Nakia Ingraham
tal health counselor, died October
18 in Orlando. Service 10:30 a.m.,
at Greater New Bethel Baptist

CLIVE ROWE, 76, businessman,
died October 23 at home. Service 1
p.m., at Holy Sacrament Episcopal

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


tired from FPL,
died October
10 at Wilson
cCRAY,77, Hospice House ,
in Bainbridge,
GA. Survivors ,.
include: wife,
Ogiretia Reina;
son, Andre I .-- .
Maurice; s lbihin.,, Earllne Davls,
Annie Rogers and Bobby Jenkinr,
Service 3 p.m., Friday in Baini
bridge, GA.

1024/26i 12/2)9/06

Wr love r11 i1 miss yull.
TI I'lc i ily

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


wishes to express heartfelt
thanks and sincere apprecia-
tion for the many acts of kind-
ness and expressions of love
shown during our time of be-
Your support and prayers
meant so much and will al-
ways be remembered.
May God bless each of you.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

01/24/24 10/30/10

It's been one year since
you went home to be with
the Lord, but your love and
godly guidance remain in our
hearts daily.
Love always, your family.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

10/29/74 03/11/05

You not forgotten. Reward
offered call Detective Romag-
ni at 305-471-2400 or Crime
Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
In God We Trust.
The Family

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

We think of you always, but
especially today.
You will never be forgotten,
although you are gone away.
Your memory is a keepsake
with which we never part.
God has you in His keeping;
we have you in our heart.
T'he Family

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

10/29/1961 05/09/2011

We loved you, but God loved
you best. It seems like yester-
day that God called you home.
You are gone, but will not be
forgotten. Your memories will
live forever in our hearts.
We are thinking of you not
just on your birthday, but
each and every day!
Your mother, Roberta
Chapman; sisters, Joanne
(Levi) Mosley, Regina
Chapman; and brother,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

01/28/88 10/30/10

One day you were forever
gone. Yet you are gone and
not forgotten.
One year has passed and it
seems so long. However, your
final day remains forever in
my thought. I pray that God
would forever keep you safely
in His arms.
As always, I would miss and
love you from the bottom of
my heart.
With Love, your mother, af-
fectionately know as "Juby."

Ae".~ I

Derrick Bell walking with a group of Harvard law stu-
dents after taking a voluntary unpaid leave of absence to
protest the lack of tenured minority female professors.

Derrick Bell, pioneering

law professor and Civil

Rights advocate, dies at 80

By Fred A. Bernstein

Derrick Bell, a legal
scholar who saw persis-
tent racism in America and
sought to expose it through
books, articles and provoca-
tive career moves he gave
up a Harvard Law School
professorship to protest the
school's hiring practices -
died on Wednesday in Man-
hattan. He was 80 and lived
on the Upper West Side.
The cause was carcinoid
cancer, his wife, Janet Dew-
art Bell, said.
Bell was the first tenured
black professor at Harvard
Law School and later one of
the first black deans of a law
school that was not his-
torically black. But he was
perhaps better known for re-
signing from prestigious jobs
than for accepting them.
While he was working at
the Civil Rights Division of
the Justice Department in
his 20s, his superiors told
him to give up his mem-
bership in the N.A.A.C.P.,
believing it posed a conflict
of interest. Instead he quit
the department, ignoring
the advice of friends to try to
change it from within.
Derrick Albert Bell Jr. was
born on Nov. 6, 1930, in
Pittsburgh, to Derrick Albert
and Ada Elizabeth Childress
Bell. After graduating from
Schenley High School near
Pittsburgh's Hill District, he
became the first member of
his family to go to college,
attending Duquesne Uni-
versity in Pittsburgh. He re-
ceived his bachelor's degree
in 1952.
A member of the R.O.T.C.
at Duquesne, he was later
an Air Force officer for two
years, one of them in Korea.
Afterward he attended the
University of Pittsburgh Law

School, where he was the
only black student, earning
his degree in 1957.
After his stint at the Jus-
tice Department, he headed
the Pittsburgh office of the
NAACP Legal Defense and
Educational Fund, leading
efforts to integrate a public
swimming pool and a skat-
ing rink. Later, assigned to
Mississippi, he supervised
more than 300 school deseg-
regation cases.
In 1969, after teaching
briefly at the University of
Southern California, he
was recruited and hired by
Harvard Law School, where
students were pressuring
the administration to ap-
point a black professor. Mr.
Bell conceded that he did
not have the usual qualifica-
tions for a Harvard profes-
sorship, like a federal court
clerkship or a degree from a
top law school.
In 1980 he left Harvard to
become dean of the Univer-
sity of Oregon School of Law,
but he resigned in 1985
when the school did not offer
a position to an Asian-Amer-
ican woman. After return-
ing to Harvard in 1986, he
staged a five-day sit-in in his
office to protest the school's
failure to grant tenure to
two professors whose work
involved critical race theory.
In 1990 he took an unpaid
leave of absence, vowing not
to return until the school
hired, for the first time,
a black woman to join its
tenured faculty. His em-
ployment effectively ended
when the school refused to
extend his leave. By then,
he was teaching at New York
University School of Law,
where he remained a visit-
ing professor until his death.
Harvard Law School hired
Professor Guinier in 1998.

ceb 'he Miami Times

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touching hearts

through gift of song

South Florida gospel award winner prepares
for live CD recording

By D. Kevin McNeir
Christina Robinson, South
Florida Gospel Music Award
Winner, will be joined by
several of her friends as they
present an evening of song
and worship at the South
Miami-Dade Cultural Arts
Center on Saturday, Oct. 29th.
Robinson will be taping her
first CD, "In Your Presence," in
a live recording worship expe-
rience. The event kicks off at 8
p.m. and is free to the public.
Robinson recently released
her single, "More of You,"

and has received a number
of awards and recognition
for the outreach ministry
in which she and husband,
Apostle Keith Robinson,
have focused on throughout
the South Dade community.
She says that she hopes the
recording and the CD that
follows will "touch hearts and
souls and empower men and
women to a greater calling in
If you are interested in go-
ing, you will need to secure a
voucher from the Arts Cen-
ter's box office. Call 786-573-
5300 for more information.


Illustrations reveal the


of Negro Baseball League

By D. Kevin McNeir
kmnctnerl'nr maniinumest'sunoinle.coin

Artist Kadir Nelson, 37, may not be a
household name, but just give it a little
more time. His career is on a meteoric
rise including a recently-released book
of illustrations that features prominent
men and women from Black history, a
stunning piece of cover artwork that
can be seen on the album "Michael"
[the pop star's first posthumous re-
lease] and a nationwide tour of some of
his sketches and paintings as shown
in his award-winning book, "We Are
The Ship," that bring the story of Negro
League Baseball to life.
Nelson's art exhibition will be dis-
played at Miami Dade College's historic
Freedom Tower, Second Floor Gallery
[600 Biscayne Blvd.] from Nov. 4 to Jan.
8, 2012. He will take part in an open-
ing reception on Nov. 3rd and will talk
to invited guests about the seven-year
journey that led to the publication of
"We Are The Ship" the first book that
he has ever both written and illustrated
for children. Al Dotson, Jr. of Bilzin
Sumberg and national chairman of 100
Black Men of America, was fundamen-
tal in raising the funds needed to bring
Nelson and the tour to Miami.
Story of Black baseball long ignored,
almost lost
"This was one big puzzle to put to-
gether because of the number of gaps in
the history of the league," Nelson said.
"In many ways the Black players and
the league were ignored by the white
papers and in a some cases the photos
of teams from specific years or lesser-
known players have been lost forever.
In a sense I became very determined
to bring to light all of the men that
contributed to the Negro League and to
document and share their stories."
Please turn to KADIR 2C

Celebrated artist
and his exhibit to
be featured at
Miami Dade College


Gospel stardom atumpy oad for endri
By Jonathan Landrum, Jr. driving alcohol- smoingi:.' it, at''fntions with others Wb h:., h Billboard's,' top. Gospel Album
Whe one point;. sh ft like,~l c0ul-miigi't 'be-drinking alcohol aind chart for the fourth time in the
S When Le'Andria Johnson won hiot live -ipJ to' the staxda ts still be true to her faith at the :'last five -weeks. She co-wrote'
BET's "Sundays Best" two years expected'for in nspiratiqnal: .. - most of dth.ongs on her album,
ago, the gospel singer was notl-3inger. "' d wan to be disr- Which dasodebuted at No. 1 on
quite ready to live the gospel.- *"I--didn't aAt to..be dire? v the TOp Christian/Gospel al-
life. pectfUi to.Godd Johaon sid.: spec to' God." buichadr,
She earned a recording cbh-- *I at ted,.o cool out or the m- -When you see that mic in my
tract, after her victory; perLt- nemnt and do me, go but or do.. han, m giving.you what hap--
formed on .the. netwdrkc's -anything. But- no --matter .hOw' '-" .. peed to.me last week or last
"Celebratioh ;Oaospe1' hard I tried, I couldn't do it.Goo- same. time: "It's hard trying to month Johnson said. "Good or
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-.he found that the party 'life- worked.' The 29-year-old single mother
I atylo was not for her anymore, J.ohnson's debut album, "The of three hasbeen divorced twice
Sut she would give 'up every- Aiawkening of Le'Andria John- and struggled to stay afloat fi-
_in'g from the secular world. son," which was released in nancially. She fell so behind on
Se learned how to enjoy herself mid-September, has topped home payments that she lost

ia Johnson

her house to foreclosure a few
days before the final audition.
Initially, Johnson did not
want-to make the 10-hoir drive
from her residence in Orlando,
Florida, to New Orleans for
auditions, but.her family and
friends persuaded her to com-
pete. She made the drive and
showed up just before her audi-
tion, wearing flip-flops and gym
Once Johnson advanced, she
inspired judges and many of
the two million-plus viewers
of the gospel talent show with
her vibrant stage presence and
powerful vocals.

By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
The remake mania contin-
ues. According to Deadline.
cor, 1989 tearjerker Steel
Magnolias is the latest be-
loved film to get a new version,
and the twist here is that the
cast all-white in the origi-
nal will be all-Black.
Like the original film, the
redo will be set in Louisiana
and explore the bond among a
group of women. The original
famously starred Sally Field,
Shirley MacLaine, Olympia
Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Daryl
Hannah and Julia Roberts.
No cast or premiere date has
been announced yet, but here
are some suggestions.
- Please find a role for Phyli-
cia Rashad. We've missed her

since the Clair Huxtable days.
No one plays 'a concerned
mom better.
- Loretta Devine, also,
please. Heck, go ahead and
borrow freely from the cast of
the underrated "For Colored
Girls" movie.
- You've got to keep the ar-
madillo groom's cake, please.
Next to beer cans and various
sports team insignia, that's
one of the most famed groom's
cake options out there. Deli-
ciously southern.

Cedric the Entertainer to

host Soul Train Awards
By EURweb.com
The 2011 Soul Train Awards are just around the corner and
Cedric the Entertainer will be this year's host. The 3rd annual
event will highlight the best of today's R&B music while bridg-
ing the latest styles to the classic sounds of yesterday.
The event will take place at the Fox Theatre in At-
lanta on Thursday, Nov. 17 and will premiere on both
BET and Centric at 9 p.m. on Sunday, November
This year's celebration will be the 40th anni-
versary of Soul Train and will honor pioneers like
Earth, Wind and Fire as well as Gladys Knight.
"We are thrilled to have an opportunity to
partner with BET/Centric again to pro-
duce another Soul Tran Awards presen-
tation," said Soul Train CEO Kenard
Gibbs. "These annual awards allow us
to celebrate the legacy of the Soul Train
brand by showcasing amazing new tal-
ent that has been influenced by the
music icons who have contributed to .
the success of the Soul Train series."


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By D_-Richard-- UL I

Nicole Curry Coffee
orchestrated a birthday party
for her grandfather, Charlie
Davis Sr., who turned 80
recently. The party was
held last Friday at the Betty
T. Ferguson Recreational
Complex. Over 100 guests
attended the party.
The honoree and wife
Dorothy, stepped out from
their white limousine Escalade
to their seats. He took the
time to greet Mayor Shirley
Gibson, who was seated in a
reserved section.
Coffee, who was the
mistress of ceremonies,
welcomed everyone
and blessed the food.
After dinner, Davis
introduced his group,
C Lord C's singers,
which he founded 50
years ago.
Coffee prepared
a videotape of the
honoree which RAH
chronicled his life from
the age of seven, growing up as
a child in Georgia, courting his
wife, employed with the City of
Coral Gables, spending two
years in the USMC in Korea,
and receiving a Gallantry
Award for heroism.
'Davis was given the mic


and -he took his
time thanking
the guests who
traveled from
near and far.
He recognized
Audley Coakley, trustee
member from Bethune-
Cookman University, who
came forward to thank Davis
for what he has been doing for
the university. After Coakley,
Wayne Davis, local president
of Miami-Dade Alumni
chapter of B-CU, thanked
Davis for stepping in to raise'
him after his mother died.
After picture-taking, the
music took over and
everyone began to
dance for the rest of
the evening.
Members of The King
of Clubs of Greater
Miami met last week
at Picadilly's for their
AING October meeting and
to finalize a pending
project: The Black & White
Gala, a traditional dance
for select members of the
organization. Arthur Simms,
chaplain, provided the
invocation and remembrance
of those who have died. The,
agenda prepared by Ron"

awareness of Dr.
Edwin T. Demeritte, .
who has a desire to
join and according to
the by laws he has to
be voted on first.
Butler continued MARTII
with the reading of
the minutes and corrections.
James Fayson reported the
progress of the Black & White
Gala. It will be held on Friday,
Jan. 13, 2012 at the Double
Tree Hotel in Downtown
Miami at 7 p.m.
One of the serious concerns
was active membership and
dues paying, which created
a long discussion. If you
haven't paid your dues, do so
by Wednesday, Nov. 9th.
SFletcher Paschal, II,
completed his project
of preparing -to send
applications to all of
the high schools in
Miami-Dade County
to be a recipient of a
scholarshipiif you meet
the criteria. For more
information, call 305-
Members in P9
attendance included
Lawrence Adams, Dr. Brad

Brown, Dr. Astrid
James Maull,
Jenkins, Dr. Art W
and Jerry Miller.


T. Eilene Martin-
Major, president,
Egelloc Civic and
Social Club, began her
43rd year of Men of
Tomorrow Presentation
at her initial meeting,
last Sunday, with a
group of young men and
I-MAJOR parents at Ebenezer
UMC. Veronica
Rahming, chairman, began
the meeting by introducing
committee members, while
Cora Johnson, historian, gave
the welcome. She included the
founders in her statement:
Cleomie W. Broomfield,
Christina Martin Eve, Julia
W. Hepburn, Wilhelmenia R.
Page and Eddie Lee Wilson.
Rahming introduced
Rochelle Lightfoot, talent
hunt chairman, who spoke
on the Black history project,

essay contest,
souvenir journal,
talent show, etiquette
luncheon and other
Some of those in
attendance included
Melvin L. Tooks II,
Natalie and Melvin
Tooks, Dareck C.
AVIS Johnson and Sylvia
Jones. Keith Ivory,
Jabril Ivory, Cynthia and
Keith Ivory, Antonia Harden,
Jackie and Anthony Harden,
Matthew C. Hewitt, Traci and
Anthony K. Hewitt, Bakari
J. Wilder, Leisha and Mann

Wilder, Michael Williams and
Veronica Rollins. The Men of
Tomorrow were reminded of
their two projects: preparing
Thanksgiving and Christmas
go out to Rev. Earl
Rich, pastor, officers
and members of Kerr
Memorial UMC for
their 77th Church
Anniversary during the
month of September.
The history of the
church included LIGHTF
pastors Rev. W. O.
Bartley, Rev. E. J. Sheppard,
Rev. John Simpson, Rev.
H. R. Morrow, Rev. Taylor
Lewis, Rev. James Murray,
Rev. Oscar W. Bannerman
and Rev. Dr. Jimmy Brown.
Pamela Toomer served as
mistress of ceremonies.
Kerr Memorial is the pride
of the community and the
pastors and members keep
the church immaculate for
programs being presented
for the community. The pews
were filled for the celebration
to hear the Men of Ebenezer
Choir and the sermon from
Rev. Purnell Moody, assistant
pastor at Ebenezer. He gave
a dynamic sermon and left
everyone filled with the spirit.
Lillian Eulin Davis was laid
to rest, last Saturday, after a
recent illness. Her husband

is Elston Davis, recording
secretary for Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority,
Inc. was right on the money
during their tribute attired in
white outfits. Basileus Claudia
Slater voice could be
heard proclaiming
the ritual, as well as
other sorors, such as
Laurene Clarke, who
was a classmate of the
The processional
was led by Deacon
FOOT Thomas Dawson,
Brenda Thompson,
musician, and Fr. John Cox,
pastor. The service included
traditional hymns that were
spoken or sung by a filled
chapel. Special resolutions
came from the Holy Redeemer
Catholic, Helen McCoy and
Nancy Dawkins, representing
Some of those in attendance
were: Earl Daniels, Stacy
Jones, Ernest Sidney,
John Williams, Dr. Herman
Dorsett, Dr. Ed Braynon,
Audley Coakley, Leo T.
Albury, Fred Brown, Marie
Jerkins, Nellie Wilder, Abran
Abraham, Lucille Robinson,
Ms. Sturrup, Martha Day, Dr.
Dorothy Fields, Sandra and
Paulette Christie, Laurene
Clarke, Mary Walton, Ms.
Copeland, Dorothy Baker,
Dr. Gershwin Blyder and
Sterling "Stacy" Saunders.


By nnaSwetin

The Daughters of the King
and the Diocese of Southeast
Florida's Assembly meeting
will convene on Nov. 5th
at Holy Trinity Episcopal,
Church in West Palm Beach.
Five of Saint Agnes Episcopal
Church Daughters, who
were admitted 50 years
ago, will be recognized
during the meeting. They
are Catherine Armbrister,
Cynthia Bethel, Elizabeth
Betty Blue, Cynthia Brown
and Florence Moncur. Saint
Agnes Daughters will also be
recognized as the longest,
continuous chapter in the
diocese. Leome Scavella
Culmer is the president of
the Saint Agnes chapter.
Congrats ladies
Regina D. Davis-Cook

and her husband Stephen,
returned home for the funeral
of her mother, Lillian Eulin
Davis. Also in attendance
was Florida House of
Representatives member,
Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed,
who represents Pompano
Beach, she was a cousin of
the deceased.
The Episcopal Church of
the Transfiguration requests
the honor of your presence
at their Emerald Anniversary
Gala, celebrating 55 years of
sharing Christ's ministry on
Sunday, Oct. 30th at Don
Shula's Hotel, Grand Slam
Ballroom in Miami Lakes. The
banquet starts at 7 p.m.
Old time Miamians' were
once again sadden to hear the
death of Thedore Dean, son

of the late Jennie Beneby and
the brother of Sylvia Nelson,
cook at the 18th Avenue Elks.
I will truly miss you buddy.
Speaking of missing our
friends, all of Booker T.
Washington High School
showed our sincere love for
Timothy O. Savage, Jr.
His funeral was held last
Saturday at Greater Bethel
AME Church in Overtown,
Rev. Eddie Lake is the pastor.
Savage was buried in hist
hometown of Madison, FL.
We will never forget you Mr.
On Oct. 14th and 15th,
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Inc. held their Cluster I
meeting at the Hyatt Regency
Hotel with their South
Atlantic Regional Director,
Marsha Lewis-Browne.
Kay Sullivan is' Basileus of
Gamma Zeta Omega, which
was the host chapter. Geneva
Knowles Woodard was the
Cluster meeting chairman.

My sister Gayle celebrated
her birthday on Oct. 5th. May
you enjoy many more dear
Get well wishes and our
prayers for a speedy recovery
go out to all of the sick
and shut-ins: Rosemary
Braynon, Jacqueline F.
Livingston, Veronica
O'Berry, Naomi A. Adams,
Mary Allen, Louise Cleare,
Sue Francis, Willie Reed
Williams, Jessie Stinson,
Ernestine Ross-Collins
(happy belated birthday),
Inez McKinney-Johnson,
Wilhelmina Stirrup-Welch,
Mildred "PI" Ashley, Norma
Culmer-Mims, Winston
Scavella, Leila O'Berry,
Marian Robinson, Reeta

Dillion and. Hansel Higgs.
Willie Mae Allen-Brown
returned to her alma mater
Tuskegee University to pin
her granddaughter, Domique
D. Davis, who became a
member of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Inc., last
week in the Gamma Kappa
chapter. Domique is also the
granddaughter of Lavonia
Robinson and the daughter
of Dwight Davis. Congrats
Domique, who is also a
member of Alpha Kappa Mu
(honor society).
Sympathy to the Strachan
family in the loss of their
nephew and cousin Bernard
Kelly. His funeral was held
last Saturday at St. Peter's
African Orthodox Church.

Kelly was the son of the late
Maud Strachan.
The 22nd Annual
Presentation of The Miriam
Kemp Stirrup Beacon Award
honored the following people:
Chauncey Edgecombe,
Harold S. Clarke, Morris
Farrington and Veronica B.
O'Berry. It was sponsored
by Saint Theresa's Chapter
of the Episcopal Church
Women. Lona Brown-Mathis
is the president. Congrats to
all of you.
George Wilkerson is in
Miami visiting his sister
Virgie Wilkerson-Tresvant
and all of his many cousins,
Diplomat classmates and
many friends., Welcome home

Michelle Obama stands out at state visit

By Maria Puente

It rained like the dickens in
Washington recently evening,
but the state dinner at the
White House for South Korea
went-on regardless, and once
again Michelle Obama im-
pressed with her dress.
SWhen President and Mrs.
Obama greeted South Korean
President Lee Myung-bak and
his wife, Kim Yoon-ok, at the
North Portico, Mrs. O was in a
slinky, one-shouldered gown
with a wrap-style bodice,
slit up to the knee, in a deep
purple hue, with a spar-
kly teal belt at the waist and
statement earrings dangling
from her lobes. The dress was
designed by Korean-American
designer Doo-Ri Chung.
Mrs. Kim, meanwhile, was
in a Korean traditional han-
bok gown in white and pale
The South Koreans are in
Washington for the Obamas'
fifth hosting of a state visit
and dinner; about 225 people
were invited; Grammy Award-
winning singer-songwriter
Janelle Monae, from Kansas

State Dinner for South Korea

City, Kan., was among the
performers. They were set to
dine on Texas Wagyu beef,
among other Korean-delica-
cies, at tables accented with
Korean decor.

For the official arrival cer-
emony at the White House in
the morning, and later at a
Virginia suburban high school
with a significant population
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Kadir Nelson's work tells "our" story

continued from 1C

Nelson, whose work can be
seen in galleries and museums
around the the world, began
drawing when he was about
seven-years-old and went to
college on an architectural
scholarship. It was during his
matriculation at Pratt Institute
in Brooklyn, New York, that he
realized that his painting was
his real passion. Soon after
graduation, he landed his first

job as a visual development
artist for the film "Amistad."
Many of the illustrations seen
in the film are the work of Nel-
"I like painting people from
all around the world but the
majority of my subjects are
Blacks," he said. "Call it a mat-
ter of familiarity if you like but
it also has to do with the fact
that when we go to the great
museums of the world and see
large collections of fine art, it is
rare that you see Blacks repre-'

sented on those walls. 'I want
to create art that it on par with
* those pieces and then share
Smy images in such a way that
pays reverence to Black men
and women of the past.
Nelson can also be seen later
this month at the 2011 Miami
Book Fair and at a fundrais-,
er on Friday, Nov. 11th for an
Overtown-based youth pro-
gram dedicated to "building
literacy through arts and cul-
ture," sponsored by Urgent Inc.

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By Maria Puente
It's another precedent-set-
ting day for Michelle Obama:
Recently she became the first
first lady to perform jump-
ing jacks on the White House
It was a stunt, but what a
stunt. Mrs. 0, the "Jumper-
in-chief" as the White House
called her, was leading
hundreds of kids in an effort
to break the Guinness World
Record title for the most
people doing jumping jacks in
a 24-hour period.
It was another event in
the first lady's Let's Movel
campaign to fight childhood
obesity and encourage Ameri-
cans to eat healthy and exer-
cise more. So there she was,
dressed in workout clothes
of green tank and purple
zip-up sweatshirt, leading
400 local schoolchildren in
a minute's worth of that old
grade-school favorite, jump-
ing jacks.
"I'm the first lady, I get
to do a lot of cool things,
but this is really exciting,"
Obama told the kids, accord-
ing to the White House tran-
sciipt. "I never thought in
my entire life that I would be
here today to break a Guin-
ness World Record. Woohoo!"
The event on the South
Lawn, co-sponsored by
National Geographic Kids
magazine, was the signal for
the beginning of a 24-hour
challenge in which more than
20,000 people around the
world will jump to break the
previous record, set on March


First Lady Michelle Obama greets children on the South Lawn of the White House after
they did jumping jacks to help break the Guinness World Records title for the most people
doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period, Oct. 11.






First Lady Michelle Obama leads a group of 400 local children on the South Lawn of the
White House to help break the Guinness World Records title for the most people doing
jumping jacks in a 24-hour period, Oct. 11.

22 of this year, of 20,425 peo-
ple who jumped for a minute.
NBC's weather wizard Al
Broker hosted, Guinness World
Record winner John Cassidy
was there to show them how

it's done, and Olympic skater
Michelle Kwan, a member of
the President's Council on
Fitness, Sports & Nutrition,
served as an independent wit-

It looked like they all had
a blast or at least more fun
than the political speeches
Obama was scheduled to de-
liver later Tuesday to Demo-
crats meeting in Washington.

Authorities say hip-hop star Soulja Boy is facing a
drug charge after police stopped his rental car in west
Georgia and found marijuana.
Temple Police Chief Tim Shaw tells The Associated
Press that police stopped the rented Cadillac Escalade
last Tuesday. He says officers found marijuana and guns
The artist, who was booked under the name DeAndre
Cortez Way, was brought to the Carroll County Jail on a
felony charge of marijuana possession.
Shaw said that based on what he knows of the arrest, all five occupants in the car
were very cordial and the arrest went smoothly.
Authorities said he was being held without bond and his first court appearance
was set.

Syl Johnson, respected musician who created suc-
cessful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, is
S suing Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared
sample on the duo's latest album, "Watch the Throne."
In a complaint filed in Tllinois federal court recently,
Johnson claims the two artists plus UMG and Def Jam
took a portion of his song, "Different Strokes," used, it
on a song entitled "The Joy," and released it in August
without his permission and without giving him any credit
or payment, notes The Hollywood Reporter.
Johnson says that West originally wanted to use the sample for his own solo
album entitled "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Family," but that the defendant was un-
able to obtain permission at the time of release. After failure to clear a license
for the sample on one album, West's use of the sample on another album without
Permission is said to be an example of knowing and willful misappropriaton.

The latest protesters to be arrested as a result of the growing Occupy Wall
Street movement are none other than R&B star Raheem
DeVaughn and the social activist Dr. Cornel West, both
of whom were detained by police while demonstrating at
"Occupy D.C." over the weekend. 4 -V
DeVaughn and West were with several other protest-
ers at the steps of the Supreme Court building in Wash-
ington, D.C., when police placed them in handcuffs and
carried them away along with 17 others.
On Twitter, a member of DeVaughn's staff confirmed
his arrest, but said the singer was OK.
"Raheem is in jail for protesting along-side Dr. Cornel West downtown. We ex-
pect him to get out soon," the staff member wrote.
Dr. West's stall released a similar statement.
The Grammy-nominated singer and Princeton professor and author of Race Mat-
ters was scheduled to appear before a D.C. court on charges of trespassing this





Artistic Director Garth Fagan,
Choreographer of Broadway's The Lion King

Garth Fagan, native of Jamaica, brings his
company to South Miami-Dade. Now in its
40th season, Garth Fagan Dance is "unfailingly
original" deemed by The New York Times.

Saturday, November 5, 8pm $25-$10

Music. Dance.Theater.

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Cutler Bay

For ticket information

call 786.573.5300
or visit smdcac.org

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America's Orchestral Academy
Michael Tilson Thomas. Artistic Director

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U.N. rep: Officers,

prison officials

face trial

By Trenton Daniel

Fourteen police officers and
prison officials in Haiti will be
tried in the death of at least
11 inmates during a prison
break, a United Nations rep-
resentative said recently. The
trial began last Tuesday, said
the representative, who spoke
on condition of anonymity be-
cause he was not authorized
to talk to the press. The defen-
dants face charges that range
from murder and attempted
murder to arson and aiding
and abetting escape. The trial
stems from a prison break that
took place in the southwestern
coastal town of Les Cayes on
Jan. 19, 2010, one week after
the massive earthquake killed
an estimated 300,000 people.

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people are believed to have
been killed and dozens more
were wounded.
The investigating judge al-
leged that up to 22 people were
killed. Officials say it is not
clear how many people were
killed for various reasons. It's
not known exactly how many
inmates were in the prison be-
fore the break, how many in-
mates escaped or how many
bodies were actually recov-
ered. Investigators say they
suspect some of the bodies
were secretly buried. Prison In-
spector Sylvestre Larack, one
of the defendants, said police
did not use lethal force but in-
stead discovered the dead bod-
ies. He attributed the killings
to an inmate ringleader who
shot dead fellow inmates be-

Nobel peace laureate speaks in Haiti

In an effort to bring consisten-
cy to the nation of Haiti, one na-
tional figure has set his sights on
uplifting the Caribbean country
through speech. Visiting from his
native Bangladesh, Muhammad
Yunus, the Nobel peace laure-
ate poured out tales last week of
how his concept of social business
could apply to Haiti, a nation rife
with woes well before last year's
punishing earthquake. Econo-
mist Yunus was the consummate
storyteller, a fount of ideas on how
to change Haiti. Yunus told how
he started his Grameen Founda-
tion by lending $27 each to 42 il-
literate women so they could pay
off their debts, how a small yogurt
business lessened malnutrition in
Bangladesh and about the impor-
tance of creativity.
"There's a business world.
There's a charity world," he told
a hotel conference room crowded
with college students and devel-
opment workers. "Why can't we
take those ideas and try to make
money and also solve social prob-
It was Yunus' first trip to Haiti.
The Grameen Creative Lab based
in Germany, which he founded,
opened an office in Haiti last year
after the earthquake. It gave an
$80,000 loan to a new vocational
and computer-training school to
cover startup costs, and it plans
to hand out four more loans be-
fore year's end to other applicants
with their own social business

A riot started when some of
the 400-plus prisoners tried
to escape because they were
terrified of aftershocks in the
overcrowded prison.
Haitian police and U.N.
peacekeepers from Senegal
surrounded the building to
prevent an exodus like one
that occurred at the main pen-
itentiary in downtown Port-au-
Prince on the day of the earth-
quake. Haitian police rushed
the building and opened fire.
U.N. police saw the bodies of
10 dead prisoners but more

fore the jail break. Some police
officials said inmates attacked
and killed each other. The sus-
pected killings prompted Sen.
Patrick Leahy of Vermont to
insist that money not go to
Haiti's justice reform efforts
until a thorough probe was
The Haitian government and
the U.N. peacekeeping mission
later opened a joint commis-
sion to investigate the allega-
tions. The defendants could
face life in prison with hard
labor if convicted.

Preside t M y m s w h .,,'.p "'Muhamm Yunus.
President Martelly meets with Muhammad Yunus.

Yunus, a celebrity in develop-
ment circles for his ideas on help-
ing the poor, recently joined a
board of more than 30 philanthro-
pists, former presidents and exec-
utives that seeks to advise Haitian
President Michel Martelly on eco-
nomic matters. Former U.S. Presi-
dent Bill Clinton, also the United
Nations special envoy to Haiti, is
co-chairman. Martelly and his
advisers met with Yunus recently

on the grounds of the National
Palace, still a crumbled heap of
snow-white concrete almost two
years after the 2010 earthquake.
Yunus said the "social business"
idea is different from the "micro-
credit" industry that he pioneered
in the 1980s, when he gave tiny
loans to poor people to help them
start small businesses. His Gra-
meen Creative Lab focuses on
the "social business" approach.

It gives out bigger loans, between
$10,000 and $100,000. The inter-
est rate and duration of the loan
are set according to the risk and
type of business. Whatever profit
is earned by a social business fi-
nanced by the lab goes back into
expanding the company. The aim
is that creation and expansion
of businesses will help a society
lessen ills like hunger and unem-

Haiti's 'open for business' with new government

Conillefaces huge post-quake rebuilding challenge The new cabinet is headed by Co- and donors that the same political

By Joseph Guyler Delva

Haiti is "open for business" after its
parliament approved a new govern-
ment's ambitious plan to relaunch the
economy after last year's catastrophic
earthquake, Haitian leaders said re-
After an all-night session, the im-
poverished country's Chamber of
Deputies overwhelmingly endorsed
the program of Prime Minister Garry
Conille and his new cabinet.
The Senate already had approved
the program, which foresees boost-
ing economic growth in the Western

Hemisphere's poorest state to more
than nine percent annually, from
around six percent expected this year
after the 2010 contraction inflicted by
the crippling earthquake.
Hoping to attract foreign aid and in-
vestment in a tough international eco-
nomic climate, Conille's government
plans to modernize infrastructure
and technology and establish urban
and rural development zones and in-
dustrial manufacturing parks to cre-
ate 1.5 million jobs in five years.
"This strategy aims to create thou-
sands of jobs, causing a revolution of
inclusive growth," Conille told the par-

Garry Conille, Haiti's new prime
liament, saying he would seek part-
nerships with the private sector in a
program to reduce Haiti's widespread
chronic poverty.

nille, 45, a doctor ana U.IN. develop-
ment expert, who was sworn into office
last week. Parliament's confirma-
tion of Conille's cabinet and its policy
blueprint will be a relief to foreign gov-
ernments and donors who have been
awaiting the installation of the new
administration to tackle Haiti's huge
reconstruction task following 2010
earthquake. Since President Michel
Martelly took office in May vowing to
"rebrand" Haiti from a development
basket-case to a Caribbean success
story, fractious lawmakers in parlia-
ment rejected his two previous picks
for prime minister before Conille.
This raised fears among diplomats

squabbling and instaility tnat nave
dogged Haiti for decades could torpe-
do Martelly's ability to steer the coun-
try's post-quake rebuilding.
"If we had had a government earli-
er we could have done much more by
now. It took time, but in the end it is
better to take the time to do it right
than do it fast buf wrong," Martelly
Martelly, a former pop star, whose
election followed a turbulent U.N.-
backed vote process, has moved to
draw a line under Haiti's frequently
violent political past. He met former
presidents this week to seek reconcili-


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Celebs make Occupy

Wall Street fashionable

Musician Kanye West visits the "Occupy
Wall Street" protests in Zuccotti Park, Mon-
day, Oct. 10th, New York. Having started in
New York, Occupy Wall Streets demonstra-
tions now take place all across the United
States, as protesters speak out against corpo-
rate greed and the gap between the rich and
the poor.
-AP Photo/Andrew Burton

The Miami-Dade Pub-
lic Library System is host-
ing "So You Want To Make A
Film?" on Wednesday, October
26 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the
North Dade Regional Library.
The free event features film-
maker Darren A. Saunders.
For more information, call

EThe Miami-Dade County
Business Affairs and Con-
sumer Protection will host
free small claims court clinic on
Wednesday, October 26 from
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. in the audi-
torium of the Miami-Dade Fire
Rescue headquarters in Doral.
For more information, call the
Department at 305-375-3677.

The City of Miami Gar-
dens and Independent Liv-
ing Community Services
is hosting "The Matter of Bal-
ance" workshop on Thursday,
October 27 from 10 a.m-12
p.m. at Miami Carol City Park
Recreation Center. This is an
eight week class every Thurs-
day. For more information,
contact Joshua Rhodes at 305-

The State Attorney's
Office is having their 'Second
Chance' Sealing and Expunge-
ment Program on Thursday,
October 27 from 4-7 p.m. at
Culmer Overtown Community
Center. For more information,
call the State Attorney's Office
Community Outreach Division
at 305-547-0724.

Jackson North Medi-
cal Center invites all breast
cancer survivors to a "Survi-
vorship is Life Reception and
Celebration." It will be held on
Thursday, October 27 at 6 p.m.
at Jackson North Medical Cen-
ter, Second Floor Auditorium.

The University of Mi-
ami College of Arts and Sci-
ences' Department of Art
and Art History and Zadok
Gallery present a lecture by
renowned artist Marshall Aris-
man. It will be held on Thurs-
day, October 27 at 7 p.m. at
the College of Arts and Sci-
ences (CAS) Gallery located at
the Wesley Foundation in Coral
Gables. For more information,
contact Zadok Gallery at 305-

South Miami-Dade Cul-
tural Arts Center (SMDCAC)
presents "In Your Presence," a
live recording worship experi-
ence with Christina Robinson,
South Florida Gospel Award
winner on Saturday, October
29 at 8 p.m. For information,
call 786-573-5300.

Women in Distress is
having it's 13th Annual Safe-
walk 5K run on Saturday, Octo-
ber 29. For more information,
contact Courney Holshouser at
954-760-9800 ext. 1253.

Booker T. Washington
Class of 1965, Inc. pres-
ents a Halloween Spooktacular
Dance on Saturday, October
29 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. For in-

formation, contact Lebbie Lee
at 305-213-0188.

Miami Northwestern
Class of 1967 will join Peaceful
Zion Missionary Baptist Church
at their 9:30 a.m. church ser-
vice on Sunday, October 30th.
For more information, contact
Elaine P. Mellerson at 305-757-
7741 or 786-227-7397.

Miami Northwestern
Class of 1965 invites the
class of 1964 and 1966 to wor-
ship with us at New Jerusalem
Baptist Church on Sunday,
October 30th at 10:45 a.m.
For more information, contact
Marguerite Bivins-Mosley at

P.H.I.R.S.T. Impres-
sionz, a dinner poetry event
returns at Oasis Cafe in North
Miami. It will be held on Sun-
days, October 30, November
27 and December 18 at 7 p.m.
For more information, call 786-

Our Fathers Business,
Women Transitioning Pro-
gram is hosting computer
classes. Women, if you would
like to learn basic computer
skills or just seeking to up-
grade computer knowledge,
sign up for October classes to-
day. For more information, call

SThe Miami Jazz Society,
Miami Tower, Sky Lounge
and Community Cultural
Discovery Exchange pres-
ents the fall downtown jazz se-
ries and downtown film series
during the month of October at
the Miami Tower Sky Lounge
and the Intercontinental Miami
Indigo Bar. For more informa-
tion, contact Keith Clarke at

Miami-Dade County
Public Schools is hosting
"Cooking Up Dreams" on Tues-
day, November 1 from 7-9
p.m. at the Double Tree Grand
Hotel Biscayne Bay. For more
information, contact Daiva Z.
Fernandez at 305-995-1126.

Miami Dade College
(MDC) is having a free concert
featuring MDC's Wolfson Latin
Jazz Big Band on Tuesday,
November 1 from 7-8 p.m. at
MDC's Wolfson Campus. For
more information, contact Dr. ,.
Peter Francis at 305-479-5029 .
or the Wolfson Campus De- .
apartment of Arts and Philoso-
phy at 305-237-3711.

MDC North Campus
and the Hispanic Scholar-
ship Fund is hosting "College
is Possible Town Hall and Col-
lege EXPO for middle and high
school students on Saturday,
November 5 from 8 a.m.-noon
at MDC's North Campus. Reg-
istration for the free event is
required by calling 305-237-
The Habitat .for Hu-
manity of Greater Miami
will have homeownership ap-
plication meetings at several t

locations: Saturday, Novem-
ber 12 at New Mount Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church at
9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, No-
vember 16 at African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center at 6:30
p.m.; Saturday, November
26 at Ministerio C.E.L.A. at 9
a.m.; Saturday, November 26
at Overtown Youth Center at
9:30 a.m. For more informa-
tion, contact McKenzie Moore
at 305-634-3628.

The Booker T. Wash-
ington Class of 1964 will be
meeting Thursday, November
10 at 6:30 p.m. at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts Center.
For more information, contact
G. Hunter at 305-632-6506.

Landmark Education
is collecting new and gently
used books for children in Tri-
:County area during October
and November for families who
can't provide books for their
children. For more informa-
tion, call 305-962-6067, 954-
292-9348, 954-455-4153 or

I The Miami Northwest-
ern Class of 1967 will meet
Wednesday, November 19 at 7
p.m. at the home of Mrs. Queen
Hall in Miami Gardens. Meet-
ings are the second Wednesday
of each month. The remaining
calendar date is December 14.
Any questions, contact Elaine
Mellerson at 305-757-4471 or

Chai Community Ser-
vices will host "Gotta Get a,
Turkey Giveaway" on Tuesday,
November 22 from 2-5 p.m. at
Christ of God Tabernacle. First
come, first serve to 500 fami-
lies. For more information, call

Speaking Hands Orga-
nization is hosting a three day
mini camp on November 21-23.
For more information, call 954-

The College of Arts and
Science Art and Art History
Department at UM presents
the 4th Cane Fair featuring art-
work of UM students. The exhi-
bition will run from November
29, 2011 to January 27, 2012
atthe Wynwood Project Space.
For more information, call 305-

The Washingtonians,
Class of 6T5, Inc. present
their 3rd Annual Holiday Ex-
travaganza "Luau Ball" on
Saturday, December 3rd from
8 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Grand
Parisien Ballroom. For more
Information, contact Barbara
Brown Graham at 305-205-

Chai Community Ser-
vices food program Joseph's
Store House is taking applica-
tions from grandparents rais-
ng their grandchildren. All ser-
vices are free. For application
or to schedule an appointment,
call 786-273-0294.

* Jewels Baton Twirling
Academy is now accepting
registration for the 2012 sea-
son. This is a fun way to keep
your child occupied outside of
school. Open to those who at-
:end any elementary schools

within the 33147, 33142, 33150
zip codes and actively attend
church. Contact Elder Tanya
Jackson at 786-357-4939 to
sign up.

Dad's for Justice, a pro-
gram under Chai Community
Services assists non-custodial
parents through Miami-Dade
State Attorney's Office. For
more information, or to sched-
ule an appointment, call 786-

The Miami Jackson
Generals Alumni Associa-
tion is calling all former cheer-
leaders, drill team, majorettes,
dance line, flagettes and band
members for the upcoming
Soul Bowl Alumni Pep Rally.
For more information, call 305-
651-5599 or 786-256-2609.

The Miami-Dade Com-
munity Action Agency's
(CAA) Head Start Program
has immediate openings for
comprehensive child care at
the South Miami Head Start
Center for children ages 3-5
only. For more information,
call Adrienne, Jennifer of Sofia
at 305-665-4684.

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



By Anthony "Heat" Johnson Milton, FL

Divide and conquer

African American...Black
Divide and conquer

Standard English...Ebonics
Divide and conquer

Remember slavery?...Forget slavery!
Divide and conquer

We're niggaz!...What you called me?
Divide and conquer

Baby mama...absent father
Divide and conquer

You're there...I'm here
Divide and conquer

They're trying...we're helping

Against Violence) is a bi-
ble-based program for young
people and meets at Betty
T. Ferguson Center in Miami
Gardens each week. For infor-
mation, contact Minister Eric
Robinson at 954-548-4323
or www.savingfamilies.webs.

Empowerment Tutoring
in Miami Gardens offers free
tutoring with trained teach-
ers. For more information, call

Merry Poppins Day-
care/Kindergarten in Miami
has free open enrollment for
VPK, all day program. For in-
formation, contact Ruby P.
White or Lakeysha Anderson
at 305-693-1008.

Calling healthy ladies 50+
to start a softball team for fun
and laughs. Be apart of this
historical adventure. Twenty-
four start-up players needed.
For more information, call Jean
at 305-688-3322 or Coach Ro-
zier at 305-389-0288.

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 Cen-
ter. We are beginning to make
plans for our 50th Reunion.
For more information, contact
Evelyn at 305-621-8431.

Looking for all former
Montanari employees to get
reacquainted. Meetings are
held on the last Saturday of
each month at 9 a.m. For more
information, contact Loletta
Forbes at 786-593-9687 or Eli-
jah Lewis at 305-469-7735.

Great Crowd Ministries
presents South Florida Gospel
Festival at Amelia Earhart Park
on Saturday, March 10, 2012
from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For more
information, contact Con-
stance Koon-Johnson at 786-

Come and join The Wash-
ingtonians Class of 6T5 Inc.
on their cruise aboard Carni-
val Cruise Line, Imagination
on June 8-11, 2012 to the Ba-
hamas. For more information,
contact Barbara Brown Gra-
ham at 305-205-7115 or Vera
Lee at 305-308-5549.

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of Korean and Korean-Amer-
ican students, Obama wore a
deep blue brocade bolero-style
jacket over a blue top and
matching pencil skirt, with a

black belt cinching the waist,
black patent kitten heels, and
a large brooch on her lapel.
"My greatest wish for each
of you is to take your educa-
tion seriously, and challenge
yourselves," Obama said in
her pep-talk remarks at the

school. "Explore new classes.
Audition for the school play.
Write for the school paper.
Take some risks. Try some-
thing new. And when you
find something you like, then
invest in it. Push yourself and
commit to your own success."

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Patrick Stoner, PBS-TV

Rowan Atkinson has never been funnier."
Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV

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loan debt


$1 trillion

Burden could drag

future economy

Students and workers seeking retrain-
ing are borrowing extraordinary amounts
of money through federal loan programs,
potentially putting a huge burden on the
backs of young people looking for jobs and
trying to start careers.
The amount of student loans taken out
last year crossed the $100 billion mark for
the first time and total loans outstanding
will exceed $1 trillion for the first time this
year. Americans now owe more on student
loans than on credit cards, reports the Fed-
eral Reserve Bank of New York.
Students are borrowing twice what they
did a decade ago after adjusting for in-
flation, the College Board reports. Total
outstanding debt has doubled in the past
five years a sharp contrast to consumers
reducing what's owed on home loans and
credit cards.
Taxpayers and other lenders have little
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Entrepreneur realizes PR dreams

Kisha Payen follows

her ambition
By Randy Grice

While the economy is still in a
slump, small businesses across
the country are still striving to get
a slice of the American pie. Kisha
Payen, a New York born, Miamian
is striving towards her ambitions as
an entrepreneur. Payen, 24, is the
CEO of Ameliorate Public Relations
"I have a full service public rela-
tions firm that specializes in event
planning, promotions, market-
ing," she said. "Ameliorate basically
means to take something, transform
it and make it better. We can write
up anything including press releas-

es. We also develop and implement
campaigns for businesses and indi-
viduals that have products or ser-
vices to offer."
Payen has been in business for
one year and works with two other
writers and one account manager.
She studied broadcast journalism
at Florida A&M University but de-
cided to put the skills she learned in
that field to use in public relations.
She also said that while the work is
tough she is seeing improvement.
"Everything is going up hill," she
said. "It started off rocky but you
make your mistakes, you learn from
them and you move forward. Some-
times you work with inconsistent
people. It's a matter of me reaching
for their goals a little more than they
are. Basically it's like other people
believe in them more than they do
and that can't happen. When I was

CEO of Ameliorate Public Relations Firm
in school I studied broadcast jour-
nalism, but I am practicing PR now

because I believe the two go hand-
Payen went into business for her-
self in the thick of the economic cri-
sis, but she said that she has faith
her business will be successful.
"I've always had that entrepreneur
spirit," she said. "Even though there
is an economic crisis I didn't really
let it weigh down on me. I had a goal
after I graduated from college and
I said I was going to go for it and
I was inspired by the people that
were around me. They had so many
bright ideas but they just couldn't
find a professional way to execute
those ideas or to get the message
out. After I graduated, I decided that
I would take the skills I learned and
go for it. I was determined not to let
anything stop me. I knew exactly
what I wanted to do and I am do-
ing it."

Default rate falls as companies stabilize finances-

Stockpiles of cash, low
interest rates provide
cushion for debt load
By Matt Krantz

Events in Europe still pose a
threat to U.S. markets, but U.S.
companies at least are giving in-
vestors less to worry about.
The number of U.S. companies
missing debt payments is steadily

falling and dropped to just .1.9
percent of companies in the 12
months ended in September, down
from 11.5 percent as of November
2009, says Standard & Poor's,
That's the lowest default rate
since April 2008.
The lack of corporate deadbeats
amid a challenging economy is an
encouraging sign that companies,
after going overboard on debt just
a few years ago, have their financ-
es in order. "Companies are pretty
healthy, despite what's going on

in the rest of the economy," says
Mario DeRose, fixed income strate-
gist at Edward Jones. "It's a nice
position to be in."
A 1.9 percent default rate, while
low, is still up from the record-
breaking low one percent default
rate notched at the end of 2007,
S&P says. And investors aren't
completely at ease; they have de-
manded higher interest rates from
:companies with low credit ratings,
relative to U.S. Treasuries, since
the end of August.

Still, investors are marveling
at how steadfast companies have
been in meeting their debt obliga-
tions, and point to several reasons
for it, including:
Taking advantage of low
interest rates. Savvy companies
have been refinancing debt at low-
er rates and pushed back the due
dates in many cases, says Bonnie
Baha, bond manager at Double-
Line, Many companies exchanged
for debt with rates at the lowest
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Foreclosure isn't end of fight for some homeowners

Some regain homes
because of errors
The housing bust has put
thousands of South Florida
residents on the sidewalk, but
when a mortgage is foreclosed
there is hope sometimes
even after a lender has repos-
sessed the home.
Ir some cases, foreclosures
are set aside, and the home-
owners regain their properties
because of errors by courts or
In at least one instance, a
bank reversed its foreclosure
and sold the home back to the
former owner at a deep dis-
count, apparently for no other

reason than the deal made fi-
nancial sense for the lender.
How can homeowners score
these victories? Be persistent
and get lawyers or consumer
advocacy groups to work on
your behalf, observers say.
"Most folks don't fight it or
don't know there was a prob-
lem," said Arden Shank, presi-
dent of the non-profit Neighbor-
hood Housing Services of South
When foreclosure sales are
overturned, the delinquent
borrowers don't get to live in
the homes for free. Banks can
move to refile the foreclosures,
but they may agree to mortgage
modifications that allow the ho-
meowners to stay put.

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Dan Francis, right, lost his Margate home to forecli
but says the bank filed the paperwork improperly.

OopO Dan Francis found that out
after losing his three-bedroom
Margate home.this.summer..
Francis, 69, said he was laid
off from his construction job
and fell behind on the mort-
gage payments. Bank of New
York Mellon, as a trustee for the
owner of the mortgage, filed for
foreclosure in March 2010 but
dismissed the case the follow-
ing month in what may have
been a simple mistake, said his
Fort Lauderdale lawyer, Manny
Mellon's motion to have the
case reinstated was never heard
by a judge, but the case contin-
osure, ued anyway, and the foreclo-
sure sale occurred in February,

Singh said.
Ownership of the home was
transferred to Bank of New
York, Melln iin June, ,though
Francis continued living there
because the bank had not yet
tried to evict him.
A real estate broker recom-
mended that Francis contact
Singh, who discovered that
the foreclosure sale happened
despite the procedural error.
A judge ultimately vacated the
foreclosure in July.
"Maybe prayers do get an-
swered," Francis said.

A spokesman for Mellon re-
ferred calls to the loan service,
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By Chris Levister

As President Obama turns up the
heat on Congress to pass his $447 bil-
lion dollar job bill, a growing number
of employers, unions, educators and
employment experts are grappling
with a related and urgent impera-
tive: A widespread "skills gap," which
leaves many employers struggling to
fill job openings even as millions of
Americans search for work.

.Heftnain Cain phs a prr n hand-for his "9- 1
9-9" tax propose month a Isining in Florida.

Many wealthy escape high rates

NEW YORK- Many mil-
lionaires don't pay enough
in federal taxes to satisfy the
"Buffet rule," the Congressio-
nal Research Service said.
Billionaire Warren Buffet
suggests wealthy Americans
should pay a higher percent-
age of their income in taxes.

a 'SKilS gap
"Contrary to popular belief, there
are plenty of job openings out there.
there just aren't enough Ameri-
cans trained to do them," said Donna
Klein, executive chair and CEO of
Corporate Voices for Working Fami-
lies, a non-profit, nonpartisan organi-
zation aimed at improving the lives of
all working families. "We regard this
skills gap as one of the most press-
ing issues facing business competi-
tiveness and the economic security of

The federal study found
that about 25 percent of
those with adjusted gross
incomes over $1 million or
94,5000 taxpayers pay a
rate that is gross less than
that paid by 10 percent of
those with incomes below

'leaves many jobs unfilled

working families today."
"We've got to do a better job of re-
training workers so that unemployed
workers are able to go back to a com-
munity college, maybe take a short
six-month course or a one-year course
that trains them on the kinds of skills
that are going to be needed for jobs
that are actually hiring," Obama said
at a recent town hall meeting.
Last week, California Gov. Jerry
Brown signed into law Senate Bill 734

requiring local employment centers
to divert more of the $500 million in
annual federal funding on programs
that teach the jobless new skills and
less on helping unemployed workers
write resumes, practice interviewing
and search for work.
The mismatch of skills between
what a worker has and what an em-
ployer needs often boils down to a
lack of basic reading and mathemat-
ics proficiency, said Gino DiCaro,

spokesperson for a California-based
trade group. The problem is evident
in such mechanical trades as steel
making and the aerospace fastener
"Employers are turning to commu-
nity colleges because those lining up
at the door aren't qualified," said An-
thony Carnevale, director of George-
town's Center on Education and the
Workforce. "The skills requirement
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Fewer Americans ask

for unemployment a id
By Patrick Rizzo Out rough spots in the data.
dropped to 403.000. the
Initial claims for unemploy- est since April. do,%,n 6.250
rnent benefits edged lower in from the previous "Veek*s
the latest week, and the four- revised average of 409.250.
week moving average fell for the Labor Department said.
the fourth straight week. indi- Still. the weekly data and
eating some improvement in the four-week moving aver-
the labor market. according age remain above 400,000. a
to government data released crucial milestone, according
recently. to economists. 1,A/hen those
The Labor Department numbers drop belov,, 400.000
said preliminary jobless for an extended period. ,,/el!
claims dropped to 403:000 begin to see an improvement
in the week ended Oct. 15 in the nation's 9.1 percent
down 6,000 from the previ- jobless rate.
ous week's revised figure of "I think it is both good
409,000, news and bad news," said
The four-week moving economist John Canally
average, which smoothes Please turn to AID 9D




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Cell users to get alerts of overages
By Mike Snider jumps in monthly wireless bills, 23
percent of them by $100 or more.
A deal between the government Carriers moved to work with the
and the wireless industry, will give FCC on voluntary guidelines before
users of cellphones and other mo- it proposed rules.
bile devices warnings before they The agreement is a "victory
exceed monthly talk, text or data for more than 300 million wire-
limits. 'less consumers," said FCC
At least two of the alerts, Chairman Julius Gena-
which also include one for in- chowski in a statement.
ternational roaming charges, "These alerts will give con-
will be implemented within sumers the information
12 months and all within 18 they need to save money
months, under the member -. on their monthly wireless

guidelines adopted by the
Cellular Telecommunications In-
dustry Association and prompted
by the Federal Communications
Commission. CTIA members cover
97 percent of U.S. wireless custom-
Consumer complaints led the
FCC last October to consider man-
dating such alerts via voice or text
when subscribers near or pass lim-
its. The FCC last year studied "bill
shock" and found that one in six
mobile users had seen unexpected

The deal addresses consumer in-
terests without the weight on the
industry of new regulations, said
CTIA President Steve Largent.
And it got the blessing of Presi-
dent.Barack Obama, who said in a
statement, "Our phones shouldn't
cost us more than the monthly
rent or mortgage. So I appreciate
the mobile-phone companies' will-
ingness to .. join us in our over-
all and ongoing efforts to protect
American consumers."

Decreasing default rates

continued from 7D

they've been in decades, she says.
Hoarding cash. Companies are
amassing huge chests of cash, giv-
ing them a cushion to keep up with
their lower debt payments, says
Marilyn Cohen of Envision Capital
Management. Large U.S. compa-
nies are sitting on a record $976
billion in cash, up 8.2 percent from
the same time last year, accord-
ing to S&P's analysis of the non-
financial members of the S&P 500
index. Dividends, which use cash,
are up 12.7 percentover the past 12
months, yet that's still outpaced by

18.9 percent profit growth during
that time.
Postponing investment in
new ventures. Companies remain
in hunker-down mode and are con-
servative with spending, says Bill
Larkin of Cabot Money Manage-
ment. That's good for bondholders,
and lowering defaults, but it also
contributes to unemployment, he
says. "No one is taking on risk," he
Larkin expects that as soon as
bold companies start to invest,
their rivals will need to catch up by
spending and hiring, too. A surge
in risk-taking could result in high-
er default rates.




The Commission meetings scheduled for November 10th (Regular) and
November 24th (Planning and Zoning), will both be on November 17, 2011.
The Regular meeting will begin at 9:00 AM, and the Planning and Zoning
meeting will begin at 2:00 PM or thereafter.

The Commission meetings scheduled for December 8th (Regular) and De-
cember 22nd (Planning and Zoning), will both be on December 15, 2011.
The Regular meeting will begin at 9:00 AM, and the Planning and Zoning
meeting will begin at 2:00 PM or thereafter.

All interested parties are invited to attend. Should any person desire to appeal
any decision of the City Commission with respect to any matter to be consid-
ered at this meeting, that person shall ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal
may be based (F.S. 286.0105).

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5360 (Voice) no later than two (2) 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
(#15435) City Clerk

The 2011 Tax Roll of Miami-Dade County is now open for collection. Real Estate and Tangible
Personal Property taxes as assessed from January 1 through December 31 becomes payable on
November 1.
Early Payment Discounts:
4% if paid by November 30, 2011
3% if paid by December 31, 2011
2% if paid by January 31, 2012
1% if paid by February 29, 2012
Discounts are not available if payment is made in March
Property taxes become delinquent on April 1, 2012.
Failure to pay property taxes will result in additional interest, fees, and penalties which
could result in loss of property. To view the amount due and/or make a payment log onto
When the discount period ends on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, payment must be made in
person to the Tax Collector's Office by the next business day.
Payments can be made:
Online by E-check or by credit card at www.miamidade.oov/arootax
(Accounts with delinquent taxes, confidential or bankrupt status cannot be paid on-line)
By mail discounts on current taxes are determined by the postmark
In person at our office:
Miami-Dade County Tax Collector's Office
140 West Flagler Street Room 101
Miami, FL 33130
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday Friday (excluding legal holidays)
Make checks payable to:
Miami-Dade County Tax Collector
140 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
(Payment must be in U.S. funds drawn from a U.S. bank)
For additional information please call 305-270-4916 or visit www.mlamidade.aov/taxcollector
Fernando Casamayor, Tax Collector
Miami-Dade County

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Loans can place future burden on borrowers

LOAN drag on the economy in the rowers, rather than lenders, highest default rates are at
continued from 7D future, as the losers, for-profit schools that tend

risk of losing money on the
loans, unlike mortgages
made during the real estate
bubble. Congress has given
the lenders, the government
included, broad collection
powers, far greater than
those of mortgage or credit
card lenders. The debt can't
be shed in bankruptcy.
The credit risk falls on
young people who will start
adult life deeper in debt, a
burden that could place a

"Students who borrow too
much end up delaying life-
cycle events such as buying
a car, buying a home, getting
married (and) having chil-
dren," says Mark Kantrow-
itz, publisher of FinAid.org.
"It's going to create a gen-
eration of wage slavery," says
Nick Pardini, a Villanova
University graduate student
in finance who has warned
on a blog for investors that
student loans are the next
credit bubble with bor-

Full-time undergraduate
students borrowed an aver-
age $4,963 in 2010, up 63
percent from a decade earlier
after adjusting for inflation,
the College Board reports.
What's happening:
Defaults. The portion of
borrowers in default more
than nine months behind on
payments rose from 6.7
percent in 2007 to 8.8 per-
cent in 2009, according to
the most recent federal data.
For profit-schools. The

to serve lower-income stu-
dents and offer courses on-
line. The University of Phoe-
nix, the nation's largest, got
88 percent of its revenue
from federal programs last
year, most of it from student
"Federal student loans
are like no other loans,"
says Alisa Cunningham, re-
search chief at the Institute
for Higher Education Policy.
"The consequences are so
high for making a mistake."

Homeowners regain properties after foreclosure

continued from 7D

GMAC Mortgage, and a
spokeswoman there could
not provide details on the
United Financial Counsel-
ors, a non-profit consumer ad-
vocacy group based in North
Miami Beach, says it is nego-
tiating a loan modification on
behalf of Francis that would
turn his adjustable-rate loan
with an 8.5 percent interest
rate into a fixed-rate loan at
3.275 percent.
More than 2,500 Broward
County homeowners were in
some stage of foreclosure in
September, according to Real-

tyTrac Inc., a foreclosure list-
ing firm. Palm Beach County
had nearly 1,900. Last year
alone, lenders repossessed
20,400 homes in Broward,
and roughly 11,000 in Palm
Beach County, according to
CondoVultures, a consulting
But in the rush to complete
foreclosures across the coun-
try, some bank employees,
called "robo-signers," admit-
ted in depositions that they
signed off on thousands of
cases without knowing the de-
United Financial Counsel-
ors has helped get more than
a dozen South Florida foreclo-
sure sales overturned in the

past five months, President
Jason Walowitz said.

United Financial helped
overturn the foreclosure sale
of Annette and Ellison Hix-
son's three-bedroom home in
Miami Gardens. The couple
faced financial difficulty after
Ellison, a truck driver, suf-
fered two heart attacks and a
The mortgage service, Oc-
wen Loan Servicing, rejected
a loan modification and com-
pleted the foreclosure in Au-
gust 2010, Annette Hixson
Fearing that she and her
husband would be evicted at

any moment, Hixson made a
series of phone calls and even-
tually found United Financial.
The agency convinced Oc-
wen that, even though the
foreclosure had occurred, it
was in the service's best in-
terest to sell the home back to
the Hixsons for the $59,000
market value, Walowitz said.
But there are limits to what
consumer groups can do.
They likely can't help people
who are unemployed with no
income or those who have de-
faulted on a loan modification.
Despite the Hixsons' experi-
ence, homeowners shouldn't
expect relief if there were no
errors in the foreclosure pro-
cess, Walowitz said.


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Housing woes: Obama to

New rules would help underwater

homeowners refinance

By Julie Pace filing in September, accord-
Associated Press ing to the foreclosure listing
firm RealtyTrac.
WASHINGTON Seeking With the president's jobs
to circumvent congressio- bill struggling in Congress,
nal opposition, President the White House is refo-
Barack Obama will promote causing its efforts on steps
a series of executive branch Obama can take to address
steps aimed at jumpstart- the nation's economic woes
ing the economy, beginning without getting lawmakers'
with new rules to make it approval. During his three-
easier for homeowners to day trip to the West Coast
refinance their mortgages. this week, Obama will use
An administration official a new catchphrase to try to
said the housing initiative push Republicans into ac-
will help homeowners with tion: "We can't wait."
little or no equity in their It's his latest in a string
homes refinance by cutting of slogans aimed at placing
the cost of doing so and re- blame on Republicans for
moving caps for deeply un- lack of action on the econ-
derwater borrowers. The omy.
new rules apply to home- GOP leaders counter that
owners with federally guar- the sluggish economy and
anteed mortgages who are stubbornly high unemploy-
current on their payments. ment rate are the result of
Obama will discuss the Obama administration poli-
initiative during a meeting cies, including the 2009
with homeowners in Las Ve- stimulus package and fi-
gas, a city hard hit by fore- nancial regulation bill, that
closures and sagging home have failed.
prices. One in every 118 "They got everything they
homes in the state of Ne- wanted from Congress the
vada received a foreclosure first two years. Their poli-

Obama will announce
easier for underwater I
cies are in place. And th
are demonstrably not wor
ing," Senate Minority Lea
er Mitch McConnell, R-K
Last month, Obama a
nounced a $447 bill
jobs plan, filled with t
increases on the wealt
and new spending on ed

promote new steps
ing lawmakers to pass the
bill in individual pieces,
though the fate of most of
'l ". 1' the measures remains un-
Vk .clear.
The housing program
Obama discuss will be im-
r plemented by the indepen-
dent Federal Housing Fi-
nance Agency. At its core,
the initiative will relax eli-
gibility standards for a fed-
eral refinancing program,
allowing those who owe
more on their house than it
is worth to take advantage
of loans with lower interest
The administration of-
ficial had no estimate for
how many homeowners
could be helped by relaxed
rules. The official spoke on
the condition of anonym-
new housing rules making it ity to discuss the housing
homeowners to refinance their program ahead of the pres-
ident's Las Vegas meeting.
Following his events in
ey cation, infrastructure and Nevada, the president will
rk- aid to state and local gov- travel to Los Angeles for
.d- ernments. Efforts to pass three fundraisers for his
y., the full measure were re-election campaign, in-
blocked by Senate Repub- 'cluding one at the home
n- licans, who see the presi- of movie stars Melanie
on dent's proposal as a second Griffith and Antonio Ban-
ax stimulus. deras. Obama will also
hy That's left Obama and make stops this week in
u- his Democratic allies push- San Francisco and Denver.

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Anthurium Gardens Florist
Atlanta Gas Light/Florida City Gas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of FL
CAC Florida Medical Centers
Christo, Sandra
City of Miami City Clerk
City of Miami Community Redevelopment Agency
Clyne & Associates, P.A.
Don Bailey's Carpet
Hollywood Women's Center
I&B Medical
Miami Children's Hospital
Miami Childrens Initiative
Miami Dade County Supervisor of Elections
Miami Dade County Finance/Tax Collector
Miami Dade Exressway Authority
Miami Funeral Services
New World Symphony
North Shore Medical Center
Office of Commissioner Jean Monestime
PMC North Shore
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Apiritualist Mela
SPM Daniel Jaramillo
United Teachers of Dade
Universal Pictures

To save

money, keep

it simple

By Allison Linn

Saving money for a
new home? That may
seem tough, but new
research suggests
you may be more
successful than if
you're trying to figure
out how to save for a
new house, your kid's
education and retire-
The new academic
research paper finds
that people do better
at saving when they
have just one goal.l
in mind, versus the
host of goals most
of us tend to think
about -when we de-
cide to take a hard
look at our personal
Researchers from
the University of
Toronto's Rotman
School of Manage-
ment found that
when people are told
that it's important
to save for a number
of things, they get
caught up in think-
ing about which sav-
ings goal is most
important and how
Please turn to SAVE 10D

continued from 7D

of LPL Financial. "It is
good news that we are
not seeing claims go
higher, but then again
it is bad news that we
haven't seen them drop
below 400,000 because
the level that claims
are at now suggests
the unemployment lev-
el does riot move very
much, and that is key
because the unemploy-
ment rate is probably
going to stay near nine
percent until we can
push claims down into
the mid-threes and we
haven't been able to do
that for a while now."

continued from 7D

has gone up and em-
ployers don't train en-
try-level workers any-
There's no guarantee
the effort will do much
to erase the so called
skills gap. Community
colleges have long pro-
vided job training, but
execution has been un-
even. Job training ini-
tiatives have spotty re-
cords and some experts
say the problem starts
in high school or even
middle school.



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the services of a qualified Consultant to provide Construction Engineering
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sional services for the development of a Design Criteria Package for the Miami
Entertainment Complex. The Proposer and its Sub-consultants must be able to
perform every element of the scope of services as outlined in the RFQ package.

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Office, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida 33133 no later than 2:00
pm, on December 21st, 2011 ("Response Submission Date"). Any Responses
received after the above date and time or delivered to a different address or
location will not be considered.

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located at 49 NW 5th Street, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33128. It is the sole responsi-
bility of all firms to ensure the receipt of any addendum and it is recommended
that firms periodically check the CRA webpage for updates and the issuance
of addenda.

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Girl footballbplayer sits out game after foe threatens forfeit

By Jonathan Wall

Like the rest of her South-
ampton (Va.) Academy team-
mates, Mina Johnson was sup-
posed to be getting ready for
a junior varsity football game
against Lasker (N.C.) North-
east Academy. The 5-foot-2,
170-pound defensive stalwart
may have been the first girl to
play football for the academy,
but when she got on the field,
she was just one of the guys.
As the Tidewater News re-
ported, Johnson recorded four
sacks in a recent game against
Rocky Mount, and was gaining
a reputation in the league as a
standout junior varsity player.
It all seemed to be going right
for the eighth-grader -- until
she suddenly decided to sit out
her team's most recent game
against Northeast.

Why? It wasn't due to injury.
Rather, Johnson decided not to
play in the game after the op-
position threatened to forfeit if
Johnson was allowed to play.
Apparently, Northeast had a
problem with its boys playing
football against a girl. So in-
stead of making a fuss about
the whole situation, Johnson
sat on the sidelines for her
team's 60-0 victory.
"There is nothing in the rule
books for junior varsity football
in North Carolina or Virginia
that says a girl can't play," the
teen's mother, Mona Johnson,
told the Tidewater News. "No
one is breaking any rules by
allowing her to play."
Northeast isn't the only up-
coming opponent considering
a forfeit if Johnson doesn't sit
out. Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God
Christian Academy is also re-

Southampton (Va.) Academy teammate Mina Johnson

portedly considering a forfeit as
well; the two schools are sched-
uled to play a game on Oct. 27.
The fact that Word of God
may follow Northeast's lead
isn't a coincidence. As the Tide-

water News noted, both schools
have something in common:
They play in the same athletic
Regardless of what Word of
God decides to do, the move

to force Johnson to sit out and
miss playing a game is beyond
wrong. While Northeast's ath-
letic association may say one
thing, the school could have
looked past the rule and played
the junior varsity game any-
way. .
Not to discount JV football,
but teams' records don't mean
a thing at the end of the sea-
son. Most players are just hap-
py to be on the field, playing
the game they love. That was
certainly true of Mina John-
son, who enjoyed playing for
the love of the game, and the
chance to play with her team-
Unsurprisingly, playing foot-
ball has instilled a whole new
level of confidence in the teen-
age . and pride among her
"This is something you can't

take away, ever, and it's me do-
ing it," Johnson told the Tide-
water News. "My first game, I
took down a 6-foot quarter-
To deprive a high school
sophomore of the ability to
play the sport she loves is
simply wrong. As we've seen
in.years past, plenty of female
athletes have competed on the
football field and succeed-
Even if Northeast Academy's
junior varsity football team
avoided getting beat by a girl,
they still suffered another mild
embarrassment as a result:
They got trounced, 60-0, by a
team motivated to beat them
to honor their teammate on
the sideline while that entire
team was decked out in pink
paraphernalia to honor John-
son and breast cancer month.

Home prices rose in half of major U.S. cities

By Derek Kravitz
Associated Press

prices rose in August in
half of major cities mea-
sured by a private survey,
a sign that prices are sta-
bilizing in some hard-hit
portions of the country.
The Standard & Poor's/
Case-Shiller index showed
Tuesday that prices in-
creased in August from
July in 10 of the 20.cities
tracked. That marked the
fifth straight month that
at least half of the cities in
the survey showed gains.
The biggest price in-

creases were in Washing-
ton, Chicago and Detroit.
The greatest declines were
in Atlanta and Los Ange-
Over the past 12 months,
prices have fallen in all
but two cities Detroit
and Washington.
Analysts warn that pric-
es are certain to fall again
once banks resume mil-
lions of foreclosures that
have been delayed because
of a yearlong government
investigation into mort-
gage lending practices.
The index, which cov-
ers half of all U.S. homes,
measures prices compared

,~t E31k

with those in January
2000 and creates a three-
month moving average.

The August data
latest available.
Home prices ha

bilized in coastal cities
over the past six months,
helped by a rush of spring
buyers and investors. But
this year, home prices in
many cities, including
Cleveland, Detroit, Las Ve-
gas, Phoenix and Tampa,
have reached their lowest
points since the housing
bust more than four years
Sales of previously oc-
cupied home sales are on
pace to match last year's
sras dismal figures the worst
in 13 years. Sales of new
are the homes fell to a six-month
low in August and this
ve sta- year could be the worst

Government recovers funds from frauds

continued from 7D

electronic records systems
for all medical professionals
who provide health care for
Medicaid and Medicare pa-
tients, as well as a proposed
rule released on the Federal
Register Oct. 6 requiring
state MFCUs to better mon-
itor their activities to show

they are effective.
States would be scram-
bling to fight Medicaid fraud
even without the federal
money, says Matt Salo, ex-
ecutive director of the Na-
tional Association of Medic-
aid Providers.
"It's absolutely at the top
of everyone's agenda," Salo
says. "If done right, this is
the way to reduce out-of-

control expenditures."
Medicaid is a state-run
program -that uses both
state and federal funds to
provide health care for low-
income Americans. One-
third of all children receive
care through Medicaid, as
do low-income pregnant
women, disabled or blind
people and nursing home

This month, states have
seen Medicaid fraud cases
ranging from a doctor in
Pennsylvania accused of ex-
changing OxyContin pre-
scriptions for 'sex with one
of his patients to an Atlanta
doctor sentenced to prison
for billing elderly and
even dead nursing home
patients for services he did
not provide.

How to keep track of your savings

continued from 9D

much should go into each
That can keep them from
implementing any sort of
savings plan at all.
On the other hand, when
a person sets one clear sav-

ings goal, it tends to be eas-
ier for to implement.
The two researchers, Dilip
Soman and Min Zhao, stud-
ied people's reactions to var-
ious savings plans in India,
Canada and Hong Kong.
They found that even peo-
ple from different countries
and walks of life reacted

similarly when faced with
decisions about saving.
"One common strategy to
encourage individuals to
save is to bombard them
with multiple reasons to
save. . The underlying
assumption for this strat-
egy is the belief that when
faced with several good sav-

ing goals, individuals are
more likely to save. In our
research, we show that such
a strategy can backfire and
that a single savings goal
can actually result in an in-
creased savings rate (com-
pared with) multiple sav-
ings goals," the researchers

since the government be-
gan keeping records a half
century ago.
Housing is a key reason
why the economy contin-
ues to struggle more than
two years after the reces-
sion officially ended. Fore-
closures and short sales
- when a lender accepts
less for a home than what
is owed on a mortgage -
makes up about 30 per-
cent of all home sales last
month, up from about 10
percent in past years. The
large number of unsold
homes and foreclosures
are sending prices lower
and hurting sales.

S The Miami Children's Initiative has
i scheduled the following confer-
T f ence call:
Executive Committee, Annie Neas-
man/Chair on Monday. November
7, 2011 at 4:30 pm. The dial in number is 1-800-
914-3397 password: 9468717.

Sr\r The Miami Children's Initiative has
," a correction for the following con-
y T ference call:
Executive Committee, Annie
Neasman/Chair on Friday. Novem-
ber 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm. [will not take place on
Monday, November 7, 2011] conference call num-
ber: 1-800-914-3397 password: 9468717
The Miami Children's Initiative has scheduled the
following meetings:
* Board of Directors, Annie Neasman/Chair on
Tuesday. November 15. 2011 to be held in the
4th Floor Conference Room of the Joseph Caleb
Center, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue at 6:00 pm.
* Educational Services Committee, Dr. Cathia
Darling/Chair on Monday. November 21. 2011 to
be held in the 4th Floor Conference Room of the
Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue at
6:00 pm.

Richard Faison

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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
$760 monthly. One bed-
room starting at $700, De-
posit is $500 if you qualify.
Appliances, laundry, FREE
Parking, central air.
Call 786-506-3067
1545 NW 8 Avenue

1150 NW 1 Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$450. Mr. Willie #6
1215 NW 103 Lane
Two bdrms, gated security,
tile, $700 mthly, $1000 to
move in. 305-696-7667
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

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.
13190 Aswan Road #2
Renovated, one bdrm., one
bath, $800 mthly. Section 8.
140 NW 13 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$500, 786-236-1144 or
14370 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425,
$525, Ms. Jackson 786-

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

1500 NW 65 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$495 monthly, $750 to
move in, all appliances
included. Call Joel 786-355-

1525 NW 1 Place
One bdrm, one bath, $350
monthly. $575 move in. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel

1542 NW 35 Street
One and two bedrooms,
$600-$850 monthly.
167 NE 59 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$750; three bedroom, one
bath, $1300. Section 8 wel-
come. 954-914-9166
1718 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $425.
Mr. Gaiter in #1

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

2015 NW 151 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$630 mthly. 786-277-7028
210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450,
appliances. 305-642-7080
2330 NW 97 Street
One bdrm, $760, 305-693-


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

2804 NW 1 Avenue
Studio $395 monthly, All
appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV Call
Joel 786-355-7578

2812 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$450 monthly, $700 to
move in, all appliances
included. Free 19 inch LCD
TV, call Joel 786-355-7578.

2945 N.W. 46 STREET
One bedroom, one bath. Call
Mr. Perez: 786-412-9343
3185 NW 75 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$600 monthly. Move in Spe-
cial. Call 305-439-2906.
467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency $425. Appliances
and free water.

S5200 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-
5510 SW 32 Street
Two and one half bdrms, one
bath, living room, washer and
dryer connection, $850 mthly.
First and security. 786-370-
561 NW 6 Street
One bdrm, one bath $495.

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

8475 NE 2 Avenue
Two bdrms. Section 8 OK.
Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency, one,
two, three bdrms, air, appli-
ances, laundry, gate. From
$400. 100 NW 11 St.
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same day
approval. Call for specials.

Walking distance to school
from $400. Remodeled
efficiencies, one, two, three
bdrms; two baths. Central air,
laundry, gated. Office 1023
NW 3 Ave. 305-372-1383
One or two bdrms. Water
included. 305-603-9592,
305-458-1791 or 305-600-

Opa-Locka Area
3040 N.W. 135 STREET. One
bedroom, one bath. $670
monthly. 786-252-4657
One and two bedrooms.
Enjoy our rental special with
water included.
1907 NW 2 Court
Nice two bedrooms, air
condition, appliances. Free
HOT water, window shades,
$470 monthly, plus $200
deposit. 305-665-4938,
191 Street NW 35 Avenue
Four bedrooms, Section 8
Welcome. 305-754-7776
469 NW 19 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
appliances included, $800
mthly. $850 deposit, one year
lease. Call 786-299-9729.
66 NW 166 Street
N. Miami Beach twnshe, new
four bedrooms, two baths.
$1600. Section 8 Preferred.




1023 NW 47 Street
Efficiency, one bath, $550,
three bedrooms, one bath,
$1150. Appliances, free
electric, water. 305-642-

1150 NW 76 Street
Available now! Three bed-
rooms, two baths, new ap-
pliances with wather/dryer,
tile, blinds, large closets,
central air. No Section 8.
Call 786-357-5000
1391 NW 43 Street
One bdrm, one bath, Section
8 welcome, $750 monthly.
1396 NW 102 Street
Large four bedrooms, two
baths, 786-286-2540.
1455 NW 59 ST #A
Large one bedroom, one
bath, $700 monthly. Section 8
preferred. 305-490-9284
1526 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$475, free water,

15812 NW 38 Court
Section 8 ready, extra big and
beautiful, four bedrooms, two
baths, utility room, applianc-
es, security bars, tile, fenced.
$1400 monthly.
Call now 305-788-0000
17 NE 183 Terrace
Section 8 welcome. Two.
bedrooms, one bath, $1100
monthly, $1250 security de-
posit. 305-332-0072.
172 NW 52 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$625. Free water and

1737 NW 47 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$850 monthly. 305-525-0619
1751 NE 143 Street
Large three bedrooms, one
bath, kitchen updated, cen-
tral.air and heat, washer and
dryer, $1200, Section 8 OK,
1861 NW 42 Street
Newly remodeled, one bed-
room, one bath, central air.
Call 786-356-1457.
1942 NW 93 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$950 monthly. Section 8
welcome 954-914-9166
21301 NW 37 Avenue
Two bedrooms, new paint,
air, bars, $850. Call 786-306-
4839 or 305-527-9911.
2285 NW 101 Street
One bedroom, tile, water, air,
bars. $700, No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson Realtor
2429 NW 81st Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
appli. included, air, $1000
monthly call 305-694-8706.
2490 NW 55 Terrace
Two bedrooms, tile, air,
2587 NW 165 STREET
Near N. Dade Health Clinic.
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air and heat. $1300
monthly. Section 8 welcome.
271 NW 46 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850, free water and elec-
tricity, 305-642-7080.
2911 NW 135 Street
Three bdrms, two baths, Sec-
tion 8 welcome, $1300 mthly.
Call Sterling 954-668-3997.
3051 NW 134 Street
Section 8 Ok! Newly remod-
eled, two large bdrms, one
bath, central air, washer and
dryer included. New kitchen,
bath, and refrigerator, granite
counter tops. $1,025 monthly.
Call 954-557-4567
3075 NW 91 Street #2
One bdrm, one bath. Section
8 preferred. 305-299-3142
3151 NW 53 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
newly renovated $800 mthly.
First, last and security.
3170 NW 38 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, den,
carpet, fence. 786-556-3965
364 NW 59 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$775, appliances.

560 NW 113 Street
Remodeled two bedrooms,
one bath, central air, tile
floors, washer /dryer. Section
8 Ok! $1,000 monthly.
574 NE 65 Street
Two bedrooms, two baths.
$900 mthly. 786-488-2264.
5769 NW 29 AVENUE
One bedroom, one bath,
nice, clean, tile, air, $650
monthly, Arlene 305-835-
6281 or
5927 NE 1 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$725, appliances, free


68 NW 45 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, $695.

746 NW 55 Terrace
Large two bdrms, two baths.
air. $700 monthly.
Ron 305-724-7898
760 NW 70 Street
Five bdrms, two baths, Sec-
tion 8 welcome, $1800 mthly,
Call Sterling 954-668-3997.
773 NW 78 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
water included, Section 8
Ok! $1,200 monthly. Call
786-306-7868 -

7912 NW 12 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
tile, carpet, fenced yard, wa-
ter included, $900. Section 8
Welcome. 305-389-4011
7929 NW 12 Court
Three bdrms, one bath, $900
monthly. Call 305-757-2632
100 NW 14 Street
Newly renovated, private
bath and kitchen, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN). 24
hour security camera, $185
wkly, $650 mthly.
2424 NW 44 St- Rear
One bedroom, one bath, air,
free utilities. $650 monthly.
$900 to move in.
2905 NW 57 Street
Small furnished efficiency,
$550 monthly plus $100 se-
curity deposit, first and last.
$1200 to move in, or small
furnished room $285 monthly,
$670 to move in.
305-989-6989, 305-638-8376
3143 NW 53 Street
Starting at $450 monthly.
First, last and security.
5541 NW Miami Court
Newly renovated, fully
furnished, utilities and cable
(HBO, BET, ESPN),from
$185 wkly to $650 monthly.
9000 NW 22 Avenue
.Air, electric and water includ-
ed. Furnished, one person
only. 305-693-9486
Air, utilities, cable. $575,
$1150 move in, 305-751-
$275 every two weeks, $200
security, One Person. Free
Utilities 305-622-2691.
Family atmosphere. Cble,
utilities. $600 monthly.
Furnished Rooms
1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
1500 NW 183 Street
Cable, air, $140 weekly. $285
to move in. 786-457-2998.
1775 NW 151 Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728
1973 NW 49 Street
Remodeled, utilities included.
$475 mthly. 702-448-0148.
2106 NW 70 Street
Room for one person. $135
Weekly. Private Bath.
2373 NW 95 Street
$80 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-450-4603, 305-915-6276
3042 NW 44 Street
Big rooms, air, $115 wkly,
move in $230. 786-262-6744
335 NW 203 Terrace
Gated community, refrig-
erator, microwave, TV, free
cable, air and use of kitchen.
Call 954-678-8996.
4220 NW 22 Court
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-987-9710
53 Street 14th Ave.
Own entrance, bed, own
bathroom, refrigerator, air
and microwave. $550 to
move in, includes water and
electricity. 305-710-1343.
6800 NW 5 Place
Clean $360 monthly
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
Rooms for rent, call 10 a.m.
to 10 p.m. 305-896-6799.
$600 monthly. Water and
electric included
Nicely furnished room with
private entrance.
Nice quiet room, near bus ter-
minal. Call 305-766-2055.
Clean and nice, air. $100
weekly, $200 to move in.
2170 Washington Avenue
Clean rooms, $110 weekly,
$476 monthly.
Outreach Program

Move in Special $250. Beds
available, three meals daily.
Share a room. 786-443-7306

1011 NW 141 Street
Three bedroom, one bath
with family room, large lot,
renovated, Section 8 okay,
$1295, 305-606-3635.
1245 NW 77 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath, tile
floor, central air, washer/dryer
Section 8 Ok. $700 monthly.
Call 786-208-0521.
12620 NW 17 Avenue
Cozy three bdrms, one bath,
bars, fenced, air, remodeled.
$1,250 monthly. First and
last. Section 8 OK. Call for
appointment 305-621-0576
13070 NW 16 AVENUE
Three bedrooms, one bath,
tile, central air, carport. $1275
monthly. 305-662-5505.
1310 NW 99 Street
Updated three bedrooms, two
baths, tiled, central air, $1295
monthly. 305-662-5505.
13140 NW 18 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath.
No Section 8. 786-343-2618
133 Street and NW 18 Ave.
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Call 305-754-7776
1518 NW 103 Street
Three bedroom, two baths,
central air, bars, $995 month-
ly.Call Rod 786-290-4625
1720 NW 84 Street
Three bdrms, two baths, car-
pet, air, Section 8 OK. 305-
18620 NW 8 ROAD
Four bedrooms, two and one
half baths. Central air, wash-
er and dryer. $1650 monthly.
Section 8 OK. 786-797-7878
2145 NW 84 Street
Two bdrms, one bath. Sec-
tion 8, central air. 305-305-
2300 NW 53 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air, security bars, tile,
Section 8 Welcome.
2481 NW 140 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$900 monthly. 305-267-9449
2841 NW 151 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
tile, air, $1,100. No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson Broker
2985 NW 49 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1100 monthly, 305-450-
310'NE 58 Terrace
Five bedrooms. 3 baths,
$1200 -in,.rinl-, all appli-
ances included. Free 19
inch LCD TV. Call Joel 786-

3501 NW 9 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$950, stove, refrigerator,
free water. 305-642-7080
3809 NW 213 Terrace
Lovely three bedrooms, two
baths. Fenced yard, tile floor-
ing, central air, close to shop-
ping, churches, at Broward/
Dade border.
Call 954-243-6606
485 NW 80 Street
Section 8 OK
Newly remodeled, four bed-
rooms, two baths. Granite
counter tops, central air,
washer/dryer, tile, two car
driveway. $1,675 monthly.
770 NW 55 Street
Large two bedrooms, one
bath, water included. $850
monthly. Call 305-267-9449.
901 NW 49 Street
Three bdrms, one and a half
baths, $1500 mthly. First, last
and $1,000 deposit. Section 8
OK! Call 786-541-5234
9012 NW 22 Avenue
Small two bedrooms
9210 NW 16 Avenue
Newly renovated two bdrm
house, one bath, central air,
centrally located, wonder-
ful neighborhood, must see,
Section 8 welcome! Contact
James 305-467-4024.
Three bdrms, two baths, den,
appliances, air. 305-807-
220 NW 7 Ave.
Five bedrooms, two baths,
patio and carport, fenced,
large corner lot. Minimum
$1600, Section 8 Welcome!
Call Otis 305-989-9033
Four bedrooms, two baths,
call John 305-467-6555.
Nice three bedrooms, two
baths. $1250. Section 8 OKI
Four bedrooms, Section 8
Only! Call after 1 p.m.
Spacious four bdrms, two
baths, living room furniture,
plasma TV included. Section
8 Welcome! Others available.
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances., $800 monthly. No
Section 8. 305-836-7306

Three bdrms, two and a half
baths. Pool. Section 8 OK,
$1300. Call 305-528-3570

Three bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 Welcome! Call Cal-
vin 786-443-8222.
Spacious four bdrms, two
baths, living room furniture,
plasma TV included. Section
8 Welcome! 305-834-4440
Behind in Your Rent? 24
Hour notice. Behind in Your
Mortgage? 786-326-7916.

12640 NW 22 Ave.
Special for people receiving
SSI $350 and up
305-300-7783; 786-277-9369

6300 NW 15 Avenue
Four Units, $55 K,
1019 NW 100 Terrace
Three bedrooms, central air,
large yard. Try only $1900
down and $390 monthly P&l-
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a person that has the expe-
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General welding, security
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Kevin Leroy Brown shall
be known as Kukaloo Am-
itabha Naga-EI. This legal/
lawful isn't to avoid any
debts prior upon this notice.
Let it be known upon all
men and women. The first
Amendment of the United
States Constitution and the
Universal Declaration of
Human Rights supports this
cause of action.
IN AND FOR Higlands,
NOTICE TO: Kadeajah Tay-

The Court has reviewed
the Motion for Notice By
Publication or Mail which
asks for divorce (dissolu-
tion of marriage) based on
irretrievable breakdown.
The Court finds that the
defendant's current address
is unknown and that all
reasonable efforts to find her
have failed. The Court also
finds that the defendant's last
known address was 4613
Tarrega Street, Sebring, FL
The Court Orders that
notice be given to the defen-
dant by placing a legal notice
in the Miami Times, contain-
ing a true attested copy of
this Order of Notice, and a
statement that Automatic
Court Orders have been is-
sued in the case as required
by Section 25-5 of the Florida
Practice Book and are a part
of the Complaint on file with
the Court.
The notice should appear
on or before Wednesday,
October 26, 2011 and proof
of service shall be filed with
this Court.



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Dolphins disappoint fans again

This is bad, this is really
bad. Every time you think the
Miami Dolphins can possibly
get off the losing slide, they
find a new way to lose.
It happened in week two
when they visited the Cleve-
land Browns. With 3:23 to
go in the 4th quarter, the

Browns got the ball back af-
ter yet another Dolphin field
goal, and marched 80 yards
and scored on a touchdown.
In week five against New
York, the Dolphins held the
Jets offense in their first four
offensive series, only to get
three points and have a 100

yard touchdown interception
made against them.
And then there was this past
Sunday, a day that was set up
from the beginning for the op-
position. When the Dolphins
organization announced
weeks ago that at halftime of
the game against the Denver
Broncos they would honor the
2008 Florida Gators National
Championship team, Dolphin
fans (and Hurricane fans)
scratched their heads in con-
fusion. With the stands filled
with Gator fans wearing Tim
Tebow jerseys, the former Ga-
tor QB led his current team
in a fourth quarter comeback

with his team down 15 points.
Yes you read right,15 points.
Once again the Miami Dol-
phins snatched defeat from
the jaws of victory.
This current Dolphin re-
gime and organization sure
know how to kick you when
you are down don't they?
The coaches make question-
able calls during games.
The administration honors a
2008 championship (outside
of birthdays and marriages
who celebrates three years
of anything?) on the field of
a current college team that
has won five national cham-
pionships. By doing this they

turned their home field ad-
vantage into a disadvantage.
And on a two point conversion
try when the whole stadium
knows that the quarterback
is going to be the one to run it
in for the score, the Dolphins
defense can't come up with
a stop. And to make matters
worse, team owner Stephen
Ross was shown during the
final minutes of the game on
the sideline rubbing elbows
and schmoozing with for-
mer Gator coach and current
ESPN college football analyst
Urban Meyer.
Embarrassing. Awful. Ri-
diculous. And sometimes

actually downright funny.
For six consecutive weeks,
this Dolphins team has left
fans shaking their heads in
disgust and laughing at the
same time because of their
incompetence on the field.
What's next? For starters a
loss at the Giants this week-
end. And then probably what
most fans are clamoring for,
the termination of head coach
Tony Sparano and general
manager Jeff Ireland. Then
it's a few more losses on this
teams way to a top three pick
in the NFL draft. But it's still
a long way away, and a lot
more pain to endure.

Central Rockets fly above Carol City Chiefs

By Akilah Laster
Miami Times writer

The Miami Central Rockets
blasted the Miami Carol City
Chiefs in a lopsided game last
Friday at Traz Powell. The
Rockets (6-0), the most want-
ed team in the state, showed
no mercy to the Chiefs (2-5)
who are at the bottom of the
16-6A district. Carol City had
little hope in a game that fe-
ally ended in the first half, los-
ing 8-48.
At the half, the two coaches
met in the middle of the field,
for what can only be assumed
as Carol City throwing in the
towel, with the score 34-8.
The Rockets who respectfully
eased up in the second half,
scored two more touchdowns.
The Rockets, who were com-
ing off a bye-week, after an
ugly, unimpressive win over
Homestead, needed this game
to reenergize and boost team
morale.Led by phenom Jo-
seph Yearby (So-RB), Central

rushed for 308 yards, adding
two touchdowns to the score.
Dalvin Cooke (So-RB) added
another three touchdowns,
one coming from a 42-yard
run. Cooke finished with 83
yards on four carries.
Carol City started the game
with an amazing 80-yard
touchdown pass to senior re-
ceiver Raheem Oliver and
then completed a two-point
conversion to senior receiver
Brandon Snell within the first
20 seconds of the game. They
appeared ready fight but then
failed to score for the remain-
der of the game.
Harold Barnwell, Carol
City's head coach, who ap-
peared in good spirits despite
the embarrassing score said,
"We did not execute our game
plan. We thought we had it
going, but the defense was
not tackling. You have to give
credit to the Rockets because
they obviously stuck to their
game plan."
After the first half, the Rock-
ets were probably looking a

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week ahead to their big game Telly Lockette, reminded his the coffin."
against their rivals the North- team what next week's game Lockette, who played at
western Bulls, who lost their means. Northwestern, referred to the
second game this season to "We have a chance to send game as the "Civil War."
Belen Jesuit. In the post game Northwestern home," he said. "It's the war over the bridge,"
huddle, Central's head coach "A chance to put the nail in he said, adding his apprecia-

tion for his alma mater, but
he said it was time to do well
somewhere else.
Central will also take on
Belen Jesuit in the next couple
of weeks, finishing their last
regular season game against
North Miami Beach. Carol
City will face Homestead and
American to end the season.

Northwestern (5-2) lost to
Belen Jesuit (6-1) 36-28.
The outcome was solidified
by a controversial free-kick
to put Belen in the lead and
could keep the Bulls out of
the playoffs for the first time
since 1991 if they lose to Cen-
tral this week. The Bulls blew
a 28-7 lead due to poor play by
quarterback EJ Hilliard who
threw two interceptions. Bel-
en's defense limited the Bulls
to 186 rushing yards.
Booker T. (5-1) defeated
Doral Academy (2-3) 57-0.
Edison (4-3) lost to Monsi-
gnor Pace (3-2) 7-17.

Miami Carol City head coach Harold Barnwell struggles to rebuild pride

By Akilah Laster
Miami Times writer

The Miami Carol City Chiefs,
led by head coach, Harold
Barnwell, have had a tumultu-
ous four years under his reign.
With initial success, winning
the district championships in
2008 and 2009, the program
seemed to be excelling under
Barnwell's reign, but the 2010
season proved otherwise.
The Chiefs historically-great
program, that boasts of NFL
players Sinorice Moss, Santana
Moss and Kenny Phillips, end-
ed the 2010 season 2-8. Barn-
well says the difference was
the inexperience of his players,
who were backups for the pre-

vious players
of the past cou-
ple of seasons.
As the 2011
regular sea-
son comes to
an end, Carol
City (2-5) has
struggled to
show improve-
ment. MOSS
While re-
building a program takes time,
Barnwell has received a lot of
scrutiny from the community
and public. After the Chiefs'
loss to its longtime rival, Miami
Northwestern, and after suffer-
ing a humiliating defeat at the
hands of Miami Central, a blog-
ger under the alias of Chief-
Pride posted his dissatisfac-


tion, saying:
"The team's morale is at an
all-time low because of the way
they are treated and coached. I
also believe that we need a new
head coach. Barnwell has a
coaching staff that is scared to
speak up. He has them trained
not to defy or challenge him,
they have allowed him to run

this program into
the ground."
Barnwell says that
everyone has a right
to an opinion, but
the outside opinions
do not faze him.
"There isn't a fan
yet that has lost a
game," he said. "The
most important

people are satisfied,
and that's the principal and
AD, who have the ability to hire
and fire me."
All feedback has not been
negative, according to Barn-
"There are a lot of people who
say you guys are looking good,
keep working."
Most significantly, Barnwell

has positive feedback from his
Senior defensive back Car-
lylian Lewis, who has played
under Barnwell all four years,
said that the responsibility is
"They always blame it on the
coaches, but it's us," he said.
"They put us in the right situ-
ation, but we have to do the
work. We lost focus."
Barnwell said that not only
is his job to keep the team fo-
cused and shielded from nega-
tive outside influences, but
he is intent on building unity,
discipline and getting his play-
ers to become more involved in
their community. The Chiefs go
to church as a team and have
partnered with Logos Bap-

tist Church [16305 NW 48th
Avenue] and will be hosting a
skating party to fundraise and
garner community support.
To maintain motivation,
Barnwell resources great
speeches such as Al Pacino's
famous locker room rant in
"Any Given Sunday" or great
sports moments like the Ha-
gler-Hearns historical boxing
bout. However, the doubts are
mounting as Carol City re-
mains at the bottom of the dis-
Barnwell said that he re-
mains encouraged.
"We will find a way to win
games," he said, reiterating to
his players, "Just work When
all else seems to fail just con-
tinue to work."


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