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v m I Cain denies charges

of sexual

Michael Jackson supporters react.

Michael's doctor guilty
Physician convicted in singer' s death the seven-man, five-woman
jury to decide that the doctor,
By Ethan Smith day of killing the pop singer Conrad Murray, was guilty of
Erica Orden in 2009 with an overdose of a involuntary manslaughter.
Associated Press powerful surgical anesthetic Dr. Murray appeared im-
the doctor gave him to sleep. passive as a court officer read
LOS ANGELES A jury After a trial of nearly six the verdict. Jackson fans out-
convicted Michael Jackson's weeks, it took barely more side the courthouse cheered
nprsnal nrhvhsician on Mon- than a day of deliberation for Please turn to GUILTY 8A

By Jim Rutenberg
Michael D. Shear
Herman Cain said he
would offer a formal defense
Tuesday against allegations
from a woman who said
Cain made an unwanted
and rough physical advance
on her 14 years ago when he
was the chief of the National
Restaurant Association.
The woman, Sharon Bi-
alek, said Monday that Cain
had made the advance after
she asked him for employ-
ment help in 1997 after be-
ing fired from the Associa-
tion's education foundation.
"There is not an ounce of
truth in all of these accusa-
tions," Cain said in a jovial
interview on "Jimmy Kim-
mel Live" on ABC, where the




highly-charged issue was
discussed by the host in the
mostly humorous terms typi-
cal of late night television.
"That's why I'm willing to do
a press conference tomor-
row," Cain said, "to set the
record straight."
Calling himself "disgusted"
by the allegations, Cain said
that after sitting through Bi-
alek's briefing, his wife, Glo-
ria, said, "The things that

woman described that
doesn't even sound like you
and I've known you for 45
Bialek reiterated the
charges in a round of tele-
vision appearances late
Monday and early Tuesday
and explained her decision
to come forward, putting
a public face and name to
accusations against Cain,
Please turn to CAIN 8A

Rebuilding the "Black Grove"

By D. Kevin McNeir

Coconut Grove has seen its number of
Black residents dwindle in recent years as
more young people move away for better op-
portunities and homes become abandoned.
In fact, based on the most recent U.S. Census
numbers, there are only about 3,000 Blacks
living in the "Grove" a marked decline
from its high of 10,000 when generations ago
skilled Bahamian immigrants first began to
populate the area. But there are some long-

time residents who refuse to admit defeat de-
spite the challenges of substandard housing
and joblessness like Thelma Gibson and
Jihad Rashid.
not only because o0 tier almost 85 years oi mei
and service tO tho tc:Ir -U.ilty, tiUL ': ec t ':
she is the widow of Father Theodore Gibson
- former City of Miami commissioner, lead-
ing civil rights activist and the priest of Christ
Episcopal Church, one of the oldest churches
in the Grove.
"I have 10 siblings and am 20 years older

than my youngest brother
who knows nothing about
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Suspect nabbed in

Bunche Park shooting

Four people shot in
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By Gregory W. Wright

/L-L y LLLt,,, After two days of looking for the
suspected gunman in the November
i."'j1Iu 2nd Ralph Bunche Park [22nd Av-
....- <' enue and West Bunche Park Drive]
shooting, Tyrone Vincent Bivins.
..-- - 20, of Miami Gardens,
"I has been arrested and
I charged with four counts
V ;2...0 of attempted murder.
SThere was an ar-
..- ..rest made last Friday,"
'said Bill Badford, 40, a
Parks & Recreathion sergeant with the Miami
^- -.. G.. .ardens Police Depart-
Lt [C T ment. "At those types of BIVIN5
BUNCHE counitv events we IVIN
usually have off-duty officers on
PA R K hand. Anything that looks like it
is not supposed to be going on in a
-_ _,,,____A.ark. i what that officer looks for."
L 0 R I .Rev. Marvin Woods, 67, associate
S O D lpastor of the First Baptist Church of
.-,B.j. Ce Park, witnessed the after-
-iiamiT.mes ioush mI ofthe shooting firsthand.
S:I. ". "I-saw~i horror and terror," he said.
4l "I s w families, fire rescue, police
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Prison industrial complex is big

money for private investors
By D. Kevin McNeir

Black men and youth in the U.S.
are under siege there are more in
prisons, jails and youth facilities at
2.4 million than there were slaves
in 1850, 1.7 million. That's from
a national perspective. But tak-
ing a closer look at things here in
Florida, the situation is even more
disconcerting. According to award-
winning author and civil rights at-
torney Michelle Alexander, author






of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in
the Age of Colorblindness," the real tragedy
is that once a person is labeled a felon, they
face lifelong "discrimination, exclu-
sion and social contempt."
"When you are a felon, even for a
minor, non-violent drug crime, the old
forms of discrimination employ-
ment, housing, denial of the right to
vote, denial of educational opportu-
nity, denial of food stamps and other
public benefits and exclusion from
jury service are suddenly legal,"
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Kids deserve safe places to play
In late July Liberty City residents were shocked and an-
gered after hearing about a drive-by attack that took place
at West Little River Park, sending children and coaches
from the Optimist Club running for their lives after shooters un-
leashed a hail of bullets during football practice. Four children
were shot but luckily none suffered life-threatening injuries.
Now, three months later and only a few miles away in Miami
Gardens, four more people, including an 11-year-old boy, have
been wounded after a bunch of hoodlums took target practice
at a bunch of kids who were having fun at Ralph Bunche Park.
Enough is enough. It's time for adults to take off the gloves
and move beyond lip service. When the cameras are rolling we
seem quite adept at talking about how we aren't going to take
such outrageous behavior from young thugs that clearly care so
little about our children's lives. But what are we doing when the
smoke has cleared? What actions are parents and community
leaders taking as innocent children try to heal from the physical
and emotional scars of being shot at by strangers? Have any of
our county commissioners stepped up to the plate using their
influence and voices to put an end to this rash of senseless vio-
lence? Must we wait for another situation like the murder of
Sherdavia Jenkins to move us to action?
Young gang members and criminals-in-training have obvious-
ly drawn the line in the sand and are mocking our police depart-
ment and the rules of fair play and respect for others. Someone
knows the identity of these trigger men whether they have the
guts to turn them in is another question. If we care about the
future of our children there is no other choice.
Once upon a time children could play in the park, attend
Sunday School with their friends and enjoy being kids. Today's
youth deserve the chance to enjoy their childhood and to see the
days when they become adults. We have to guarantee that they
have that chance.

Are the right people speaking

for Overtown's jobless?
Developers proclaim that the new University of Miami
Life Science & Technology Park that recently opened
in the heart of Overtown, will anchor what will one
day be a "vibrant community where people can work and play."
But there are some who wonder if those who benefit from these
new work-and-play options will reflect the hundreds of men and
women who have lived and struggled in' Overtown for genera-
tions. And while some claim they have these citizens' interests at
heart, it's tough to determine who is best-qualified to represent
their often-ignored needs.
What is evident is that there are big dollars to be made for UM
and a select, privileged few developers who have been awarded
the contracts for construction. Overtown's CRA communications
director says her group wants to get the best deal for residents.
At the same time, community activists like Power U's Keith Ivo-
ry criticize the entire negotiation process, citing the enormous
amounts of tax money that continue to be awarded to UM. One
has to wonder how much more our county officials will, give to
UM before they start demanding something more tangible in re-
turn than just promises of future jobs. Again, UM seems to have
scored a coup as its most recent request for an additional $90
million in tax-free bonds appears to be a done deal.
Perhaps the individual or group that eventually emerges as the
most competent to speak for Overtown's ignored residents will
realize that they have very little with which to bargain. That's
because most of the deals have already been made. Real negotia-
tion should have been solidified before any groundbreaking cer-
emonies occurred. Now perhaps the best Overtown's jobless can
hope for are job training programs like the one recently awarded
to the South Florida Workforce. Sadly, it will take considerable
time for residents to be re-trained so that they are even eligible
for the thousands of anticipated jobs. In the meantime, Over-
town's unemployed will be forced to watch others grow richer
while they continue to live on handouts.

We need real politicians not

wannabeess" for reality TV

Voters will go to the polls in exactly one year to elect the
next president of the United States. But if local cam-
paigns and voter behavior are any indication of what we
can expect next November, Florida and the rest of the country
may be in real trouble. Candidates from Hialeah to Miami Beach
during last week's elections, appeared more interested in getting
voters to laugh at their jokes or poke fun at their opponents than
they were committed to developing and then standing behind
a clear platform. That may be why the majority of incumbents
were able to hold onto their seats not because voters felt they
had a clear choice but rather because they didn't understand
where the candidates really stood. Low voter turnout tends to
result in an outcome of business as usual that was the case
here in South Florida.
Wouldn't it be refreshing to see a candidate who stood for
something and refused to change their position no matter what?
Florida's Republicans will make their way to polls in the pri-
maries in just 90 days. Chances are it will be another case of a
slew of trains running amok, tantamount to what we are see-
ing among the Republican candidates for president. Put another
way, as one singer said, we can expect most candidates to be
"Talking loud and saying nothing."
Regardless of your political party affiliation, we must begin to
seriously do our homework, studying the policy statements of
all of the candidates and their voting records. And of course we
must make sure we update and complete our own paperwork so
that we can not only vote but so our vote is counted.
Some political experts believe that Florida may well decide the
presidency for 2012. If that is true, then we can expect to see a
whole lot of pomp and circumstance, celebrity drop-ins, glamor-
ous receptions and high-priced, VIP dinners. We may even see
a few breathtaking models show up at the polls following the
example of one Miami Beach mayoral hopeful who incidentally,
lost the race.
For the record, eye-candy will not pay the bills. And this is not
reality TV. This is serious business in very difficult times. Make
your vote count!

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Success of Barack Obama: The God-factor

We all should well remember
that in the aftermath of Presi-
dent Nelson Mandela winning the
election in South Africa in 1994,
there soon began a growing list of
cynics and political pundits who
mistakenly believed that Presi-
dent Mandela was compromising
too much with the political forces
of opposition at the expense of
paying attention to the socioeco-
nomic needs of the core of his
base constituency in the African
National Congress. Today, some
of us are hearing similar mis-
placed remarks and accusations
about President Barack Obama,
in particular from some Black
leaders and critics. It was just
three years ago in November 2008
that our votes for freedom were
felt and celebrated all over the
world with the election of Presi-
dent Obama. Historic elections
of Black people to national and
global positions of political and
economic power never occur sole-
ly in a vacuum. Mandela's and
Obama's elections respectively, I
believe, represented the evidence
of the God-factor that ultimately

helps to determine the success-
ful outcome of long protracted
struggles between those that are
oppressed and their oppressors.
Today we must not allow our-
selves to get lost in the desert of
despair and hopelessness be-
cause of the persistence of pov-

freedom and empowerment. The
truth is there is more opportunity
today for Blacks to move forward
more than ever before if we would
work harder together, pool our
trillion-dollar resources, and raise
up another young generation of
freedom fighters, entrepreneurs,

The fact of the matter is that both Mandela and Obama not
only achieved historic and monumental political victories,
they both with their own unique intellect and outstanding
leadership abilities have helped to shape the world community better
to advance the cause of liberation.

erty, unemployment, and injus-
tice even though we have Black
presidents in many nations today
including the U.S. But we should
not take what progress that has
been made for granted.
The fact of the matter is that
both Mandela and Obama not
only achieved historic and mon-
umental political victories, they
both with their own unique intel-
lect and outstanding leadership
abilities have helped to shape
the world community better to
advance the cause of liberation,

and institution-builders. We can-
n Afford to become cynical and
hopeless. Real social change does
,not happen overnight or in three
to four years.
Yes, there are ample reasons to
express concerns and criticisms
about the continuing plight of
millions of our brothers and sis-
ters in our communities who are
crying out for a better quality of
life. But engaging in efforts to de-
rail the re-election of President
Obama is foolhardy and counter-
productive to the overall interests

of the Black, Latino American
and other progressive constituen-
cies in the U.S.
W.E.B. Dubois reminded us
that the soul of Black people
should never be for sale on the
auction block of political expedi-
ency. Do not let the Tea Party sell
you a cup of politically contami-
nated brew. Stay sober and con-
scious of what is happening. The
2012 elections in the U.S. will be
the most important elections of
our lifetime. This will be a refer-
endum on going forward or going
backward. In many states there
have measures put in place to
discourage and to suppress the
Black and other minority vote. We
must challenge these repressive
voting policies in every state and
Don't miss or forsake your
chance and responsibility to
participate in civic action. Vote
and make an important differ-
ence. The entire world is watching
America and the success of Presi-
dent Obama. No, it will not be the
X-factor, but it will be the God-
factor that will ultimately win.

.... Electrified fences and Cain sense of hm
Electrified fences and Cain'S sense of 'humor' I

I don't know about you but i
have about had it with Herman
Cain. I never agreed with his poli-
tics but the more that i see him
perform in front of white audi-
ences the more it feels like a po-
litical minstrel show. His sense
of so-called humor, including his
bizarre ad that ends with ciga-
rette smoke being blown into the
camera, has reached the level of
The particular "joke" that sticks
in my craw, however, is his com-,
ment concerning the putting up
of an electrified fence across our
southern border in order to stop
immigrants from crossing ille-
gally into the U.S. When pushed
about this comment--that not a
few people took quite seriously-
-he claimed that it was a joke. A
joke? It starts to remind me of ac-
tion on the streets where someone
talks about someone else's mother
but keeps a smile on their face. A

joke, Cain?
What is so funny about people
attempting to escape desperate
and oppressive situations? Nearly
a century ago, many of the an-
cestors of today's Black popula-
tion took dramatic and dangerous

labor, much the way that various
industries in today's U.S. have
looked for cheap labor. They en-
couraged Blacks to migrate to fill
these roles in cities like East St.
Louis, Illinois; Chicago; Detroit;
Youngstown; and Pittsburgh. As

What is so funny about people attempting to escape desperate
and oppressive situations? Nearly a century ago, many of the
ancestors of today's Black population took dramatic and dan-
gerous steps to escape the vicious oppression and lawlessness we faced in
the Jim Crow South.

steps to escape the vicious oppres-
sion and lawlessness we faced in
the Jim Crow South. Hundreds of
thousands began the trek north,
facing death and torture along
the way. The ruling elite in the
South wanted Blacks to remain in
the South serving a subordinate
role. As World War I hit, industry
in the North desperately needed

these masses of migrants moved
into these cities they were met
with the most intense push back
coming from white workers who
saw the Black migrants as peo-
ple who had arrived to steal their
jobs and undermine their living
standards. Rather than focusing
on the way that big business was
playing off white workers against

Blacks, these v.'hites did every-
thing they could to chase our an-
cestors out. The bloody Red Sum-
mer of 1919 with the race riots
that mirrored a mini-civil war was
one example.
I keep wondering whether Cain
thinks that, perhaps, an electri-
fied fence should have been put
around the South to keep mi-
grants penned in like animals? I
keep wondering whether Cain is
ignorant enough to not under-
stand that the migration from
Latin America and the Carib-
bean is directly related to the
domineering policies of the U.S.
towards these countries and the
resulting underdevelopment?
A joke, Cain? Perhaps he would
do better reading a little his-
tory. Sometimes, as my father
would say, it is better to remain
silent and to be thought a fool
than open your mouth and prove


Just say no
Repatriation. It's a word many
schoolchildren probably haven't
yet learned. But when it comes
to corporate taxes, repatriation
is the cornerstone of an idea
that has the potential to severe-
ly hurt millions of children and
parents and widen the already
historic and unconscionable
gap between the rich and the
Repatriation is bringing some-
thing back to its country of ori-
gin-returning it back home.
One of the solutions to the jobs
crisis being proposed by some of
our Congressional leaders and
lobbied for aggressively by some
of the country's richest corpora-
tions is a rehash of an old experi-
ment: enacting a repatriation tax
holiday that would temporarily
allow U.S.-based multinational
companies to bring home profits
they currently hold overseas at a
5.25 percent tax rate, instead of
the usual 35 percent corporate
tax rate. Under current tax law,
multinational companies gener-

to greedy corporate moguls

ally pay no U.S. corporate taxes
on foreign income until those
profits are brought back to the
As the Center on Budget and
Policy Priorities (CBPP) ex-
plains, "This effectively allows
such firms to defer payment of
the U.S. corporate income tax
on their overseas profits indefi-

nificant incentive to shift eco-
nomic activity-as well as their
reported profits-overseas."
The argument for the repatri-
ation holiday is that giving cor-
porations a huge incentive to
bring profits back right now-
in the form of an enormous tax
break-would bring billions of
dollars back to the U.S. econ-

Many economists and scholars believe that if corporations get
their way and get another repatriation holiday, history will repeat
itself-and once again the corporations and their shareholders,
not American workers, families, and children, will be the only winners.

nitely, even though they may
obtain an immediate tax de-
duction for many expenses in-
curred in supporting the same
overseas investments. This can
produce a negative U.S. corpo-
rate income tax-that is, a net
government subsidy-for over-
seas operations. In addition to
causing the federal government
to lose tax revenue, this struc-
ture gives multinationals a sig-

omy that would be reinvested
and provide a big stimulus to
our economy. Corporate propo-
nents and their Congressional
allies argue this will create des-
perately needed jobs.
Many economists and schol-
ars believe that if corporations
get their way and get another
repatriation holiday, history
will repeat itself-and once
again the corporations and

their shareholders, not Ameri-
can workers, families, and chil-
dren, will be the only winners.
The nonpartisan congressio-
nal Joint Committee on Taxa-
tion has estimated the holiday
would cost the federal govern-
ment about $80 billion over ten
years in lost revenue.
When the nation is already
facing a jobs crisis and many
Congressional leaders are
threatening to slash nutrition,
child care, and other safety net
programs children and families
rely on as a means of balancing
the budget, revisiting a failed
idea instead of coming up with
real solutions and real jobs is
a threat children and families
and our country cannot afford.
As the Occupy Wall Street pro-
testors are shouting, let's "just
say no to corporate greed" and
to Congresspeople who con-
tinue to raid from the poor and
children to curry favor and
campaign contributions from
the rich.






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Will the new UM bio-tech park provide more
jobs for Overtown residents as promised?
Retired, Liberty City Retired, Miami

I absolutely
do not think
that the facil- M,'
ity will be able ''
to provide jobs
to the citizens I
in the Over-I
town commu-

Retired, Miami

I hope they
will provide
jobs for the "
residents in
that area. I
can only hope.
I mean it is .
built in a pre-
Black community, so Blacks
should be provided with jobs in
that area.

Retired, Liberty City

They should
be able to
provide jobs
because Over-
town needs
all of the help
that they can .

They should -
be able to pro-
vide jobs, but
they probably
won't because
of discrimi-
nation. They
want for white
people or Cu-
ban people to
work there.

Retired, Miami

People need
jobs every-
where, but as
far as will they
get the people
of Overtown
back to work?
Well, I hope it

Unemployed, Liberty City

I hope so,
not only for
them but for
everybody in
County, we
need jobs.

hl I


Was race card pulled on Herman Cain?

Racism is the oppression of
one group by another racial
group and takes many forms.
It could be the denial of jobs,
housing and/or business op-
portunities. Gender discrimina-
tion is the discrimination of one
group based on their gender.
Sometimes gender discrimina-
tion manifests itself in the form
of sexual harassment, where a
person of one gender in a posi-
tion of authority takes advan-
tage of a person of another gen-
Herman Cain, the Black Re-
publican presidential nominee,
has repeatedly stated during
campaign speeches that race
does not hold anybody back em-
phasizing his belief that Blacks
have a level playing field. His
statements are met with ap-
plause by conservatives who feel
that he supports their positions
that no special privileges should
be given to women or minorities
simply because of their race or


gender. Cain has served as an differently from similarly situ-

example of the American Dream
fulfilled and his campaign has
been rolling along, making him
a front runner for party. Then
came the allegations of sexual
harassment. Cain went from

ated white men. Issues of01 inap-
propriate sexual conduct have
plagued white Republican can-
didates. Sex clearly sells and
any elected official or candidate
is subject to scrutiny for inap-

Is Cain being attacked because he is a Black man? If this were
a legal case I would try to determine if Cain was treated dif-
ferently from similarly situated white men. Issues of inappro-
priate sexual conduct have plagued white Republican candidates.

having no recollection, to the
allegations being baseless to
refusing to speak on the issue.
Conservative commentators like
Ann Coulter and Rush Lim-
baugh asserted that Cain was
being attacked because of his
race. Cain took up the chant.
Is Cain being attacked be-
cause he is a Black man? If this
were a legal case I would try to
determine if Cain was treated

PROJECT 21".' "

propriate sexual overtures or
The impact on his presidential
hopes has already begun to ma-
terialize. Cain is already losing
women voters. These mounting
allegations will also impact reli-
gious conservatives who want a
candidate who is faithful to his
wife. Finally, for those whites
who still cannot stomach inter-
racial relationships, the idea

that the women in question
might be white women that
has to give them pause about
taking on the great conserva-
tive experiment and voting for a
Black, Republican presidential
What I find most amusing is
that Cain is like many other
successful businessmen who
run for political office. These
individuals take a simplistic
view of their candidacy. They
feel their success in business
makes them ideal to run for of-
fice. However, they forget that
every candidate will someday
have to face the press. Cain is
getting his butt kicked by the
press and he has visibly lost his
cool when hounded about the
sexual harassment claims. Cain
will probably follow the path of
his predecessors and drop out of
the race when he realizes that
he is dealing with a powerful
press corps not Godfather Pizza

When will Black America finally wake up?

It's common for the Black po-
litical establishment to claim
white conservatives and their
policies cause Black America's
problems. It's a shame this ac-
cusation is never challenged
because in many ways it is the
Black establishment that is en-
abling decline.
There is, for example, a
chasm of fatherlessness in
Black America that breeds mal-
contents. A man-child mental-.
ity permeates communities in
which morally malnourished
minors learn life lessons from
pornographic and misogynistic
rap songs glorifying "thug life."
Yet government programs make
single-parent households and
absent fathers advantageous.
Is George W. Bush respon-
sible for lax attitudes toward
criminality, or perhaps 50
In an alternate reality, there
also might be approximately 54
million Blacks ali ein America

today. Due to abortion, there
are only about 39 million. The
National Black Prolife Coalition
estimates 1,000 Black babies
are aborted every day. Nearly

comes to education. In New
York, the local NAACP joined
the United Federation of Teach-
ers in a lawsuit to block the
closure of 22 "failing" public

Yet Blacks still support President Obama's big govern-
ment approach. In June, Obama enjoyed an 86 percent
approval rating among Blacks.

one-in-three Black pregnan-
cies end in abortion each year
in America. According to 2005
data from the Center for Dis-
ease Control, abortion killed
more Blacks than the com-
bined top seven other leading
causes of death that year (in-
cluding homicide and abor-
tion data was only available
from 36 states, New York City
and the District of Columbia).
The NAACP removes all doubt
about who's to blame when it

schools and to threaten the ex-
istence of 15 charter schools.
The NAACP supports under-
performing government schools
at the expense of popular char-
ter schools catering to an over-
whelming minority enrollment.
Elsewhere, the first Black
president presides over eco-
nomic chaos in which Black
households seem hit the hard-
The Economic Policy Insti-
tute found that, in 2007, white

households had a median net
worth of $134,280 compared
with $13,450 for Black house-
holds. By 2009, the median
net worth for white households
plummeted 24 percent to
$97,860, but that Black house-
holds dropped by 83 percent to
Yet Blacks still support Presi-
dent Obama's big government
approach. In June, Obama en-
joyed an 86 percent approval
rating among Blacks.
Ku Klux Klan killers once
stalked Black neighborhoods.
Today, most murders are Black-
on-Black. Margret Sanger's
"Negro Project" once sought to
"exterminate the Negro popu-
lation." Today, Blacks willingly
fulfill the Planned Parenthood
founder's mission. It's self-sab-
There is no pleasure in paint-
ing a picture so bleak, but the
stakes are too high and cost is -
too great to sit in silence.

Thanks for bring awareness to domestic violence victims.....

Thanks for bringing awareness to domestic violence victims

Dear Editor,

Thank you for bringing
awareness to the issues of do-
mestic violence in your publi-
cation of Oct. 26-Nov. 1. The
Safespace Foundation is a
non-profit 501(c)(3) organi-
zation committed to the ad-
vocacy and empowerment of
domestic violence victims and
As President of the Safespace
Foundation, Inc., I want to ex-
press to you how grateful I am
for the reporting done by Kaila

Heard and D. Kevin McNeir.
Their stories put a face to the
countless victims that cross
our path each day.
Did you know:
One in three women will be
a victim of domestic violence at
least once in their lifetime.
Every nine seconds a wom-
an is battered.
A woman is murdered by
her husband or boyfriend ev-
ery six hours.
Almost 1/3 of women homi-
cide victims dies as a result of
domestic violence incidents.

Children growing up in
these families are four times
more likely to become juvenile
delinquents than children who
grow up in healthy environ-
The health-related cost of
rape, physical assault, stalk-
ing and homicide by intimate
partners exceed $5.8 billion
each year.
It is estimated that 25 per-
cent of workplace problems
such as absenteeism, lower
productivity, turnover and ex-
cessive use of medical benefits

Domestic violence affects our community

Dear Editor,

Your articles by Kaila Heard
and D. Kevin McNeir published
on Oct. 26th was very much
appreciated and did an excel-
lent job in bringing awareness
to the issue of men also being
victims of domestic violence.
Domestic violence is not an
abstract concern, but one that
affects every segment of our
community. That's why it was
a tremendous honor to partner
with the Safespace Founda-
tion, who is committed to the
advocacy and empowerment of

domestic violence victims and
survivors, to present Evolu-
tion to Freedom: Men taking
a stand against Domestic Vio-
Just like the Safespace
Foundation brochure states:
Abuse happens in every cul-
ture, every country, and every
age group, and it may be hap-
pening to you or someone you
know. I thank you for bring-
ing awareness to this serious
issue and I know by you pro-
viding this information to the
community it can have a far-
reaching positive impact and

benefit us all. As a male sur-
vivor, this information was not
readily available back in the
early 1990's when I found my-
self being abused.
Thanks to you, The Miami
Times, for shedding light and

are due to family violence.
Safespace mission is to edu-
cate our community on the
destructive impact domestic
violence has on our children,
families, congregations and
work environment in order
to ensure social justice and
support for the victims, while
planting the seeds of positive
change for the future. I thank
you for supporting us in this

Jeannette Garofalo

hopefully encouraging other
victims to break away from
their destructive and dysfunc-
tional environment.

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Commissioner hosts annual

Hispanic Heritage Festival

The rain didn't stop residents
from coming out to celebrate
Commissioner Barbara J. Jor-
dan's 5th Annual Hispanic
Heritage Festival on Saturday,
Oct. 29th at Acadia Park. The
free event featured various ac-
tivities and presentations high-
lighting the positive influences
of District 1's growing Hispanic
community in Miami-Dade
Thank you to everyone who
came out to the festival despite

By Roger Caldwell
The Florida Sun, central Flori-
da's oldest Black weekly newspa-
per, recently celebrated its 80th
annr iver.sr r;, The Orlando-based
newspaper series Orange, Osceo-
la and Seminole counties. Radio
personality, Monica May served
as the host for a dinner and re-
c prior
James A. Madison, the Sun's
current publisher, has been at
the hlirin since 2007. Their motto
is "the truth hall rei n supreme."
Ke note speaker for the event
was Gayle. Andrews, president
of Andrews Plus, a p,-,litical and
corporate media consulting firm.
She addre.sed-d the continued im-

the rainy weather. Much like
previous years, the event was a
blast," said Commissioner Jor-
Attendees enjoyed live music,
folkloric presentations, and Kid
Zone with pony rides, bounce
house, rock climbing wall, and
clown. A real treat was popu-
lar Latin food, including arroz
campesino (yellow rice with a
variety of meats and corn) and
lechon (roast pig) stuffed with
rice. Residents also received

information and, resources
from social services agencies
such as the Community Ac-
tion Agency, Housing Finance
Authority, South Florida Work-
force and Jackson Health Sys-
Several sponsors contributed
to this event including Horse-
Power Electric, MCM, Lehman
Dealership Enterprises Inc.,
Warren Henry Automobiles
Inc., Pollo Tropical and Seda-

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A. Madison (I-r), Linda Walters, Gayle Andrews and Robert Spooney.

portance of the Black press.
"The essence of Black publi-
cations and the bottom for the
Black press has to do \, ith being
courageous. and uplifting and
educating our people," she said.
"The"Florida Suin is 50- e-ars-old

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years of providing messages to
our people and illustrates the te-
nacity of not being afraid to move
forward. In our community we
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Omega Psi Phi leads Walk for Peace Pressure rises on

Fraternity commits to reducing

violence in Black community

By D. Kevin McNeir

As Omega Psi Phi Fraterni-
ty, Inc., celebrates 100 years
of "excellence and community
service," members of North
Dade's Sigma Alpha Chapter,
are preparing for a series of
events that will include a "Walk
for Peace" on Thursday, No-
vember 10th. Those who wish
to walk are asked to gather at
5:30 p.m. on the corner of NW

14th Avenue and 62nd Street.
"We chose Liberty City be-
cause of the high number of
untimely deaths of innocent
people and the violence that
has plagued our community,"
said event planner and frater-
nity member Larry Handfield.
"Random acts of violence can
happen no matter where you
live so we all come together
so that we can raise aware-
ness, especially for those who
live outside of the boundaries

of the Liberty City community.
This is an opportunity for folks
to stand in solidarity, not as
politicians or preachers but as
regular people people who
are concerned about the plight
we face as violence escalates in
Miami's inner city."
The walk will travel north
at 6 p.m. along 14th Avenue
and 62nd Street to 71st Street,
then east to the steps of North-
western Senior High School
where the Rev. Carl Johnson,
93rd Street Missionary Baptist
Church, and other ministers
and leaders will lead the com-
munity in a prayer service and
vigil. The event will conclude

with an invitation for partici-
pants to sign a covenant for
"We hope that everyone will
see the importance of taking a
stand to stop violence and to
take back our streets," Hand-
field added. "It's time that we
begin to cooperate with the po-
lice to help them bring in any
individuals who are destroying
our community through vio-
lence. The police cannot do it
alone they need our help."
For more information about
the walk or other events spon-
sored by Omega Psi Phi, con-
tact Handfield at 305-576-

Thomas J. Haynes named vice

president of University Relations

Florida A&M University
(FAMU) President James H.
Ammons has appointed Thom-
as J. Haynes as the new vice
president for University Rela-
"I am confident that Thomas
Haynes will demonstrate strong
leadership and fundraising
skills for University Relations,"
said Ammons. "He has experi-
ence with capital campaigns
and a thorough knowledge of
marketing and grant solicita-
tion. We look forward to work-
ing with him as we take FAMU
to the next level in higher edu-
Haynes has worked at the
university in various roles from
"I'm excited about returning
to FAMU," Haynes said. "It's a
place I know and am passionate

about. I am committed to 44. ecution; development of
its mission and looking collaborative corporate
forward to working with and community part-
the president, board of .- nerships; innovations
trustees, faculty, staff, in curriculum devel-
students and alumni as / opment; international
we position the universi- 4!~ j/" / experience in develop-
ty to continue achieving ing education/business
its mission." HAYNES partnerships.
Haynes is an experi- Haynes said one of his
enced senior fundraiser with a first goals is to begin to develop
strong strategic and entrepre- a fundraising infrastructure
neurial vision and passion for that will not only meet the Cap-
organizational success. He has ital Campaign goal, but also
been recognized in the industry position the university in terms
as one with a proven record of of resource development.
success and a high standard of Haynes earned his bachelor's
professional integrity and eth- degree in 1976 from Shaw Uni-
ics. His expertise includes stra- versity in Raleigh, N.C.; his
tegic planning and marketing master's degree from FAMU in
for external support; grant so- 1977; and his doctorate in edu-
licitation and acquisition (pub- cation leadership with special-
lic and private sources); capital ization in educational policy,
campaign development and ex- planning and analysis in 1991

from Florida State University.
From 2003-2008, he served
as the Montclair State Univer-
sity vice president for University
Advancement and executive di-
rector of the University Foun-
dation in Montclair, N.J. There
he provided vision, leadership
and management for the fol-
lowing functional areas: com-
munications and marketing,
alumni relations, public and
media relations, community re-
lations, career services, devel-
opment and advancement ser-
vices, foundation services, web
services and publications. He
developed infrastructure and
internal and external relation-
ships required to achieve the
strategic goal of transitioning
from a Master's Comprehensive
University to a Doctoral Re-
search Intensive University.

Cain amid allegations

By Jackie Kucinich & Catalina Camia

Four days into a scandal that has put his campaign on the
defensive, businessman Herman Cain's patience appeared to be
wearing thin and the pressure showed no sign of easing Wednes-
Cain, who is leading national polls for the Republican presi-
dential nomination, has maintained that he was "falsely accused"
of sexual harassment by two women while he led the National
Restaurant Association from 1996 to 1999. He has said that he
has never sexually harassed anyone.

A third woman who once worked for the trade group told the
Associated Press that she considered filing a complaint against
Cain over what she described as "aggressive and unwanted be-
havior." The AP reported that such behavior included a "private
invitation" to his corporate apartment. The AP did not identify the
woman but confirmed she worked at the trade group with Cain
during the period in question, that she has no party affiliation
in her voter registration in the past decade and is not identified
as a donor in political campaigns. Records show she registered
as a Democrat at one point previously. There was no independent
verification of her allegations.
Asked for comment about the accusations, including the most
recent, Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon said, "Mr. Cain has said ...
that we could see other baseless allegations made against him as
this appalling smear campaign continues."
After a series of high-profile interviews to try and explain the
allegations of sexual harassment made against him as the presi-
dent of the National Restaurant Association in the mid-1990s,
Cain lost patience with the media recently
Following a speech at a Northern Virginia hotel, Cain told re-
porters looking for answers about the incidents that he would not
be answering questions about the harassment incidents because
he was there to speak about health care.
"What did I say?" he snapped when his request was ignored. He
then yelled, "Excuse me!" and pushed past the group of reporters.
At a closed-door meeting with House Republicans later that af-
ternoon, Cain mentioned the scandal once in passing, according
to members of Congress who attended the gathering.
Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., said Cain is going to have to
answer questions as he continues to campaign. "Everybody is
taking him seriously, that's why allegations are coming out," he
said. "It's part of the process ... it's seeing who he is."

Edmonson takes the lead in affordable housing, jobs

Audrey M. Edmonson, Miami-
Dade County District 3 Com-
missioner, has built a reputa-
tion as a long-standing advocate
for affordable housing. Serv-
ing on the commission since
December 2005, Edmonson
has championed 39 affordable
housing developments through-
out the district, from Liberty
City to Little Haiti, Overtown
and Allapattah, by supporting
a variety of developers to gener-
ate private investment and cre-
ate and/or renovate more than
3,800 quality affordable apart-
ments for seniors and families.
Having served as chair of the

Housing and Community De-
velopment Committee, she has
advocated for opportunities
throughout District 3, support-
ing necessary zoning changes,
helping assure local govern-
ment letters of support and
leading the way for public/pri-
vate partnerships with develop-
ers to build on County-owned
land. As a result, District 3
has benefitted from more than
$900 million of private invest-
ment, which accounts for more
private funds spurred by af-
fordable housing development
than in any other district in the
County. According to studies

done by the National
Association of Home
Builders, this in-
vestment in District
3 has resulted in
the creation of more
than 4,000 jobs in
our community.
Edmonson has
worked closely with :
11 developers in her
district to ensure /
that as many as pos- EDMC
sible of those oppor-
tunities are made available to
those within the community.
One of these developers, Carl-
isle Development Group, states



they have created
more than 1,000
District 3 jobs since
2005, with many
more positions made
available locally by
the other affordable
housing developers
in the district
I Junior Burrows, a
Liberty City resident
I' and labor foreman at
NSON Brownsville Transit
Village, said, "In the
past few years, I have gone from
one job to the next, all on af-
fordable housing developments
in the neighborhood. It's been

great. I've been at Brownsville
since it broke ground and have
seen a bunch of local guys and
ladies out here."
As added benefits, all of these
developments are selected for
funding based on community-
focused amenities and pro-
grams, such as easy access to
public transit, schools, super-
markets, and medical facili-
ties, swimming pools, exercise
rooms, computer access facili-
ties, community meeting areas,
playgrounds, covered and se-
cure parking, community space
for local non-profits, as well as
resident services that promote

education, financial literacy,
home ownership and health
and wellness.
"As I fulfill the leadership
promise that I made for District
3, I am forever mindful that a
most important and critical
need in this community is to
provide jobs," Edmonson said.
"It is abundantly clear that with
the development of affordable
housing that I'm bringing to the
district come hundreds of jobs
because I have a real deep pas-
sion and strong level of commit-
ment to continue providing jobs
and housing for a better quality
of life."

'Juan Crow' law alive in A

By David Person

in the South it feels like the
1960s all over again. And now,
just as back then, far right-
wing white politicians are do-
ing their damnedest to be the
poster boys of intolerance, this
time on the issue of immigra-
Birmingham's Eugene "Bull"
Connor, Dallas County Sher-
iff Jim Clark and Alabama
Gov. George Wallace were
high-profile antagonists of the
civil rights movement. Today,
it's north Alabama Rep. Mo
Brooks and Kansas Secretary
of State Kris Kobach leading
the anti-illegal-immigration
charge. Of all Alabama's of-
ficials, Brooks has been the
most inflammatory and pro-
vocative cheerleader for the
state's heinous immigration
law. Kobach helped Alabama
and other states craft similar
laws through his side gig with
the Federation for American
Immigration Reform (FAIR),
an organization described as
a hate group by the Southern
Poverty Law Center.
Despite objections from the
Justice Department, a fed-


-By Lisa W. Buser
Grocery owner Andres Miguel says a new Alabama law has cost
him business.

eral judge upheld portions of
it, directing Alabama law en-
forcement officers to act as
de facto immigration agents
during routine traffic stops
and requiring school systems
to document the citizenship
status of new students. Some
are calling it "Juan Crow" a
play on Jim Crow, the moniker
for segregation in the pre-civil
rights South because of the
likelihood that Hispanics will

be subjected to racial profiling
and dubious detentions.
Not surprisingly, most Black
lawmakers in the South
strongly oppose this and simi-
lar laws. They have not forgot-
ten the sting of Jim Crow laws
that were aimed at segregat-
ing Blacks and denying them
equal access to jobs, educa-
tion, housing and health care.
The Justice Department is
asking the llth Circuit Court

of Appeals to invalidate the
law. That court temporarily
blocked the portions requiring
that schools collect immigra-
tion data and that immigrants
carry proof of residency. This
month, it is expected to hear
full arguments challenging the
constitutionality of the law.

That has not deterred Brooks
and other supporters of the law
from continuing to dig in, re-
packaging the old arguments
that were used against Jim
Crow-era Blacks to target the
undocumented. For example,
like Jim Crow laws imposed
segregated schools on Black
children, the Alabama law at-
tempts to place barriers to ille-
gal immigrants getting an ed-
ucation though the appeals
court has temporarily blocked
that part of the law.
"The bottom line is illegal
aliens consume far more of
our tax resources than they
generate," Brooks told Po-
litico recently. "We don't have
the money in America to keep
paying for the education of ev-
erybody else's children from
around the world."

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Everyday I make a wish for my mother

By Arthur Lee Hall, Jr. this life it won't. But ,i prison and help my blessing in my life that can

In a tight race towards fa-
vor and good fortune, a hope,
dream and promise is always
running neck-and-neck with
a wish. At times though, for
a wish, winning is a bit more
far fetched than the others.
When R. Kelly dedicated
his hit song, "I Wish" to his
deceased mother, I can per-
sonally relate to the heartfelt
meaning behind the lyrics,
although my mother is still
alive. That song spoke the
everyday words of my heart
to the woman who is respon-
sible for giving birth to me in
this world.
For R. Kelly, wishing he
could physically embrace his
mother and offer her com-
forting words in person is
something that may never
be fulfilled at least not in

for me, there is still
hope being that my
mother and I are only
separated by freedom
and captivity, and not .
by life and death.
Not yet has the -'
chance of reuniting H,
with my mother in the free
world been taken away from
me. I live, however, with the
understanding that as I re-
main incarcerated, life for
me or a loved one can sud-
denly come to an end at any
given moment, and it is un-
known when the end will
manifest itself before I am
set free or afterwards. So, to
wish for anything pertain-
ing to the free world while in
prison is like entering a des-
perate race against time.
Enough time must be given
for me to someday get out of

- mother escape pover-
ty. Enough time must
be given for me to re-
pay her for all the long
distance telephone
call that she has ac-
cepted, all the encour-
ALL aging letters I received
from her, and all the far trips
she made up the road just so
that we could spend a couple
of hours together in the visit-
ing park.
And most important, I wish
that I could somehow repay
my dear mother for all the
times that she has earnest-
ly prayed for me, her way-
ward son. For without those
prayers, I'm almost certain
that the good Lord would
have allowed me to destroy
myself a long time ago.
Of course, I can not pos-
sibly enumerate the many

be attributed to my mother
nor am I even sure if I will
ever be able to pay her back
in full. I could only hope that
if in the event my ability to
return the love in exact is in-
hibited by death or anything
else that may cripple my ef-
forts, somehow God will
make a way to reward her on
my behalf.
But no matter what hap-
pens, like all prisoners do-
ing time, living with the un-
certainty of tomorrow, I will
continue to make a wish for
my mother until it is fulfilled
or all hope is gone. And even
then, just as the eternal ab-
sence of R. Kelly's mother did
not stop him from writing a
beautiful song about her, I
too will manage to find com-
fort in keeping a wish for my
mother alive.

New charter targets corruption in Detroit

Voters could strengthen city council's power

By Matthew Dolan

DETROIT Voters here will
have the chance next week to
do something about an era of
pervasive corruption in De-
troit's government.
A proposed new city charter
on the Nov. 8 ballot strength-
ens the City Council's power to
remove the mayor and other of-
ficeholders, imposes new ethics
rules, tightens financial report-
ing requirements and creates a
watchdog to oversee the mayor
and his administration.
The revisions are aimed at
avoiding a rerun of the tenure
of former Mayor Kwame Kilpat-
rick, a Democrat who was em-
broiled in a scandal involving
an $8.4 million whistleblower
settlement he steered through
City Council to hide an affair
with his chief of staff. The City
Council tried but failed to oust
the mayor, who ultimately re-
signed under pressure from
Michigan's governor and plead-
ed guilty to obstruction of jus-
tice in 2008.
"We wanted to get at the cul-
ture of corruption in our city
that led to a bit of a constitu-
tional crisis," said Jenice C.
Mitchell Ford, chairwoman of

the charter commission, which
began its work after a ballot ini-
tiative authorized its formation
two years ago.
But the new framework for
city government could end up
crimping the current mayor's
efforts to restructure the city
to address decades of economic
decay and depopulation. De-
spite Mayor Dave Bing's calls for
shrinking city government, the
charter commission rejected a
plan to eliminate two of nine
City Council seats and slash
the number of city departments
to six from 12.
Bing, a Democrat and former

Former Detroit Mayor

-The Detroit News/Associated Press
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing hasn't said whether he backs a pro-
posed city charter aimed at attacking corruption such as the
scandal that prompted former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to quit
in 2008.

basketball star who was swept
into office in 2009 as an out-
sider who would clean up City
Hall, hasn't taken a position on
the charter. Aides say he plans
to'meet with members of the
charter commission this week.
It is unclear how bold Bing
still wants to be about remak-
ing Detroit. Earlier this year he
pulled back on a plan to reduce
municipal services in some of
the most thinly populated ar-
eas of the 139-square-mile city,

which is dotted with vacant lots
and abandoned buildings, aater
" 6'64ed'i8 tfi'cal opposiff '
..A nonpartisan good-gove"ri-
ment group warned that,,the
new charter, which empowers
three positions to watch over
City Hall and adds associated
staff positions, could exacer-
bate Detroit's fiscal challenges
by raising the cost of city gov-
ernment. Detroit currently fac-
es an estimated $195 million

Did Penn State protect itself, rather than kids?

By Erik Brady and Jack Carey

Paterno isn't just Penn State's
football coach.
He has long been seen as the
avuncular symbol of all that is
good and right with the game.
His 409 wins are the most of
any coach in major-college
history. They were amassed by
generations of players in va-
nilla uniforms, and without a
cheating scandal.
Now, a little more than a
week after Paterno got his
record-setting 409th win, the
view of his storied, 46-year ca-
reer suddenly is undergoing a
stark revision -- tarnished by
a child sexual abuse scandal
at Penn State with echoes of
the one that rocked the Roman
Catholic Church.

Two Penn State officials sur-
rendered Monday to authorities
in Harrisburg, Pa., on charges
they failed to report suspected
abuse by Jerry Sandusky, a
former assistant coach. San-
dusky, 67, who was on Pater-
no's staff for more than three
decades and widely was seen
as his heir apparent before re-
tiring in 1999, is charged with

ing that Paterno and other
Penn State officials kept quiet
to protect the institution at
the expense of children. Some
say it's difficult to tell whether
the institution they apparent-
ly were protecting was Penn
State -- or Paterno's saintly

Longtime aide: Jerry Sandusky, left was an assistant coach to
Joe Paterno for 32 seasons.

multiple felonies in the alleged
abuse of eight boys over a 15-
year period.
Paterno, 84, has not been
charged, and prosecutors say
he is not a target of their in-
vestigation. But his actions --
or lack of them -- have many
in the court of public opinion
judging him harshly.
According to a grand jury re-
port, a graduate assistant told
Paterno in 2002 that he had
seen a naked Sandusky sexu-
ally assaulting a 10-year-old
in the showers at Penn State's

athletics complex. Paterno re-
ported this to his bosses, but
it's unclear whether he did
anything else -- such as try to
find out what his longtime as-
sistant was doing or find the
The (Harrisburg) Patri-
ot-News, citing people with
knowledge of the investigation,
identified the former grad as-
sistant as Mike McQueary,
now Penn State's receivers
coach and recruiting coordi-
Social critics are suggest-

Four Ga. men accused of ricin bioterrorism plot
Ten years after anthrax spores chasing explosives and a silencer, logical weapons are now easier to
delivered in letters killed five and taking steps to produce the make at home than ever before.
people, injured 17, and raised toxin. After all, the product the four al-
fears about the safety of opening The specter of bioterrorism, in legedly were producing is a highly
mail, four Georgia men have been which bacteria, viruses or toxins toxic protein that is made from
charged with plotting to buy ex- like ricin are deliberately released castor beans. Compared with an-
plosives and manufacture a dead- to kill or cause illness, no longer thrax, ,a much higher quantity of
ly biological toxin: ricin. looms as large in America as it ricin is needed to have a signifi-
The men, all sexagenerians or did after 9/11. Then, the anthrax- cant impact. Ricin can also be in-
older, are suspected to be mem- laced mail caused near hysteria, activated much more easily than
bers of a fringe Georgia militia But scientists say that we anthrax, which can remain lethal
group. They are charged with pur- shouldn't be so cavalier, as bio- for decades.

Cops drop sexual assault investigation
Police have dropped their investigation into a reported sexual assault
over the weekend after uncovering new information.
According to Miami-Dade police, a 21-year-old woman reported that she
was attacked Sunday, Oct. 30th after she pulled off 1-95 at NW 103rd Street
due to car problems. The woman told police when she stopped near NW 6th
Street and got out to check her car, she was hit from behind, pushed to the
ground, punched in the face and sexually assaulted.
The following day, police put out a sketch of the man responsible based
on the woman's description.
Miami-Dade police spokesman Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said they were
able to determine that the incident actually occurred in Miramar and the
woman knew the man who she said attacked her. They then turned the
investigation over to the Miramar police.

Police search for hit-and-run driver
Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver responsible for a crash that
killed one and injured four others Friday, Oct. 28th.
According to police, two cars collided along West Ninth Avenue and 33rd
Street in Hialeah and struck a nearby home and fence.
One passenger was killed in the crash, and four others suffered injuries.
Witnesses said that a white two-door Honda Civic was involved in the
accident. This car was seen leaving the scene of the crash, and authorities
are looking for the driver.
If you have any information, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-

Police capture escaped prisoner near jail
A suspect is back in Miami-Dade Police custody after a five-hour search.
He was found sitting underneath a tree just blocks away from where he
escaped from a police car.
The situation happened on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 1st, when
26-year-old John Paul Garrido was being transported from the Miami-Dade
Police Kendall substation to the Dade County jail.
Garrido had been arrested for criminal mischief was on probation for
strong arm robbery.
When the officer's car was stopped at a red light just blocks from the jail
at NW 12th Street and 14th Avenue; Garrido somehow got out of his flex-
cuffs arjd escaped from the back of the police.
A tip later that afternoon said that Garrido had been spotted just three
blocks north of the command center at NW14th Avenue and 16th Terrace.
Garrido faced a bond judge the next day and was held on $7,500 bond. He
was also held on a warrant out of Monroe County.

Fired pizza worker robs co-worker
A worker who was fired from her job for stealing credit card numbers
later robbed her former co-worker.
Elizabeth Lingerfelt, 25, of Miami, worked at Munchy's Pizza at 850 NE
205th Street and illegally took the numbers between August and September
After a month of being fired, Lingerfelt called up Munchy's Pizza and
ordered a pie.
The delivery man was confronted by Lingerfelt who was armed and later
gave police her name as the person who robbed him.
Lingerfelt has been charged with armed.robbery and possession of
personal information for personal use. Lingerfelt was ordered held no bond.

in fighting against Islamists

By Josh Kron

MOGADISHU, Somalia -
Kenya and Somalia recently
called for other nations to help
in their fight against Islamist
insurgents, as an aid organi-
zation said that five civilians
were killed and more than 50
wounded when a military air-
craft hunting the militants
struck a displaced-persons
camp in southern Somalia.
Most of the victims and
wounded were women and chil-
dren, the organization said.
In a meeting in Kenya's capi-
tal, Nairobi, delegations from
Somalia and Kenya, which
has sent hundreds of soldiers
backed by tanks and gunships

into Somalia in a premeditated
assault to vanquish the Sha-
bab Islamist militant group,
called for a naval blockade on
the Shabab-controlled seaport
of Kismaayo.
A Somali government spokes-
man said Somalia was calling
on "big countries and big or-
ganizations" to help with the
blockade of Kismayo, a major
moneymaker and densely pop-
ulated stronghold for the Sha-
While the official did not
name any countries specifical-
ly, he did say that Somalia was
interested in help from NATO,
whose United Nations-backed
intervention in Libya officially
ended on Monday.





Miami Northwestern High

School hosts college fair



By Randy Grice

Last week, Miami North-
western Senior High School
[1100 NW 71st Street] held
up its commitment of pro-
moting a college-going cul-
ture. The Liberty City high
school hosted its 12th an-
nual college fair in the Lee
Perry Sports Complex.
"What we have tried to es-
tablish here at Northwest-
ern over the years is a col-
lege going atmosphere," said
LarMarc Anderson, Miami
Northwestern's College As-
sistance Program (CAP) ad-
visor. "So far it has been very
successful. We have had tre-
mendous turn-outs each and
every year. We are really try-
ing to make sure that these
kids go to school."
Hundreds of students from
neighboring schools were in-
vited, as well as adult com-
munity members, interested
in continuing their educa-

"Basically what we are try-
ing to do through this fair is
provide exposure," said Irene
Wisenbaker- Clark, coordi-
nator of the college resource
center for Northwestern. "We
want to give kids the oppor-
tunity to find out, learn in-

formation and research all
the different varieties of col-
leges and universities and
other vocational and tech-
nical institutions. We want
them to know that there is a
wide variety of opportunities
available for them. We un-
derstand that not everyone is
interested in the traditional
college experience. We want-
ed to put students in a situa-
tion where they could speak

one-on-one with recruiter."
The fair had representa-
tives from an estimated 80-
plus schools to attend.
Joanne Jefferson, 21, at-
tended the fair in pursuing
of enrolling in a technical
"I did not go to college when
I graduated high school be-
cause I had a child early, she
said. "I missed that oppor-
tunity in my life but I came

*. i

out today in hopes of creat-
ing a new path for myself. I
am interested in being able
to finally take care of my son
on my own. All I want is to
be a good provider for him.
I would like to get in a pro-
gram involving nursing or
something in the medical
Fifteen-year-old high
school freshman, Jeffery
Barnes, said that the fair

was beneficial to him.
"This is very good for the
community," he said. "The
West is on the right track
with this program. I already
know I want to go to college,
but for the people that aren't
as sure as me, I think this
will get them focused."

Broward and M-DCPS may face huge class-size fines

In an already cash strapped
budget year, Miami-Dade and
Broward Public School dis-
tricts may face more fines for
class overcrowding. To date,

the exact amount of fines giv-
en to the counties won't be re-
leased by the Florida Depart-
ment of Education until next
month. Last year, Broward

shelled out $732,000 in fines
to the State and Miami-Dade
paid $1.6 million in penalties
for not meeting requirements.
The law limits class size to 18

students in pre-kindergarten
through third grade, 22 in
fourth through eighth grade,
and 25 for high school.
Based on an analysis of
data on fourth graders in 203
districts and eighth-graders
in 182 school districts across
the U.S., a U.S. Department of
Education report found that
class sizes served as an im-
portant link between school
education spending and stu-

dent mathematics achieve-
ment at both the fourth- and
the eighth-grade levels.
In Broward, which cut
1,100 teaching jobs this year,
close to 50 percent of core
classes are over the capacity
permitted by law up from
just three percent last school
year. M-DCPS is not as bad.
Their figures indicate that 95
percent of classes are in com-
pliance with state law, but

officials have not yet deter-
mined average class figures
for the district. The dealing
number of students coming
in to the public school sec-
tor have helped to keep these
districts in compliance. This
school year, enrollment in
traditional public schools
fell by about 4,000 students,
while each county's charter
school system grew by 6,000

;CLAIM TO FAME: Cast members of the hit stage play "What My Husband Doesn't
Know" Michelle Williams (seated I-r), Morris Chestnut and Ann Nesby, pose with Mi-
1 1hi Carol City Senior High School Performing Arts students after a meet and greet
on Thursday, Oct. 27th.

U.S. House Assistant Demo-
cratic Leader James E. Clyburn
is set to serve as the 2011 Florida
A&M University (FAMU) fall com-
mencement speaker on Friday,
Dec. 16th at 6 p.m. in the Alfred
Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center
and Teaching Gymnasium. Cly-
burn is the leadership liaison
to the Appropriations Commit-
tee and one of the Democratic
Caucus' primary liaisons to the
White House. Working with the
internal caucuses, he plays a
prominent role in messaging and
When Clyburn came to Con-
gress in 1993, he was elected
co-president of his freshman
class and quickly rose through
leadership ranks. He was elect-
ed chairman of the congressio-
nal Black Caucus in 1999, and
his reputation as a leader and
consensus-builder helped him
win a difficult three-way race for
House Democratic Caucus vice
chair in 2002. Three years lat-
er, he was unanimously elected
chair of the Democratic Caucus.
When Democrats regained the
House majority in 2006, Clyburn
was elevated by his colleagues to
House Majority Whip.
As a national leader he has
worked to respond to the needs
of America's diverse communi-
ties. He championed rural com-
munities supporting the develop-
ment of regional water projects,
community health centers, and
broadband connections. He has

to speak at FAMU graduation
lions in science and math pro-
grams and historic preservation
9 at historically Black colleges and
Universities. He has encouraged
economic development by secur-
Stoing funding for Empowerment
Zones; invested in green technol-
ogy development such as nucle-
ar, wind, hydrogen and biofuels;
and directed 10 percent of Recov-
ery Act funding to communities
20 percent under the poverty lev-
el for the past 30 years. Clyburn
was instrumental in advancing
into law measures to resolve his-
toric discrimination issues, sig-
nificantly reducing the statutory
JAMES E. CLYBURN disparity in cocaine sentencing
and compensating Black and Na-
supported higher education by tive American farmers who suf-
leading the charge for increased fered racial discrimination under
Pell grants and invested mil- the USDA loan program.


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and other concerned citizens
out there that day and they
were really trying to help. I
stood on my church's lawn and
watched it all play out. It took
a toll on me mentally. At parks
we expect for our children to
be protected. This is happen-
ing everywhere, even in the
schools. Where are our chil-
dren safe?"

said h
what h
"It is
about 1
they a:
he said
ing wh
But it

shot while playing
Stern, who has had his pops up in our communities comes less than 1
2n in community football and I am sick of it." after a similar sl
ms for over five years All four shooting victims were place at West Littl
e is still in shock over rushed to Jackson Memorial on August 31,
happened. Hospital with non-life-threat- dren were also pra
really a shame that these ening injuries. And while it ap- ball and cheerleac
boys have to be worried pears that none of the victims Northside Optimisi
being hit by bullets when were the intended targets, the children were shot
re just playing football," motive for the drive-by shooting opened fire with Al
L. "Each week kids across is still unknown. Major Craig McQ
Florida are in parks do- a City of Miami I
iat they love to do best. COMMUNITY LEADERS and Police Athletic
seems that someway, SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS unteer for the Jets
ow, the violence always The shooting at Bunche Park team at Curtis Pa:

in Miami Gardens

24 Avenue]. He said random
shootings can happen any-
where but he is working hard to
make sure they don't at Curtis
"I don't think that we will
have the same kinds of issues
at Curtis Park," he said. "Most-
ly all of the coaches and vol-
unteers are affiliated with law
enforcement so I don't thing a
situation like that is likely here.
Parks are generally safe havens
for children to play. Well-mean-

ing coaches and volunteers give
freely of their time to encourage
the mental and physical growth
of the youth of their neighbor-
hoods. Parks improve the qual-
ity of life and raise the property
value of neighborhoods. But
parks cannot protect children
when the neighborhood itself
does not respect its boundar-
ies, nor its youth."
Miami Times Randy Grice
contributed to this article

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and waved signs as word
reached them.
Judge Michael Pastor of Los
Angeles Superior Court ordered
Murray held without bail until
a sentencing hearing Nov. 29.
"This is a crime in which the
end result was the death of a
human being," Judge Pastor
said. "Public safety demands
that he be remanded." Sher-
iff's deputies immediately
handcuffed the doctor.
A jury found Michael Jack-
son's personal physician guilty
of involuntary manslaughter
in the pop singer's 2009 death
from an overdose of a powerful
surgical anesthetic.
Though Murray faces up to
four years in state prison, it is
unclear how much time he will
serve. Under recent California
guidelines, non-violent felons
can be held in county jails in-
stead of state prisons. Los An-
geles County, under pressures
due to jail crowding and bud-
get constraints, routinely cur-
tails sentences and allows cer-
tain convicts to serve at least
part of their time on home de-
District Attorney Steve Cool-
ey said at a press conference,
"It'll be very difficult to achieve
an appropriate sentence of
incarceration for Dr. Conrad
Murray." ...
Cooley said the 58-year-old
Murray would automatically
lose his medical license as a
result of the verdict. The sen-
tence will be based in large
part on sentencing memoran-
da to be submitted by lawyers
for both sides.
Murray's lawyers haven't de-
cided whether to appeal the
verdict, according to an inter-
view given to CNN by Ed Cher-
noff, who led the defense team.
Murray's lawyers told jurors
that Jackson, desperate for
sleep and addicted to drugs,
gave himself the fatal injection
while the doctor was in another

Jackson spent virtually his
entire life in the spotlight. At
age six he became lead singer of
the Jackson 5, which featured
four of his brothers. Later in
life Jackson gave interviewers
harrowing accounts of physi-
cal discipline meted out by the
young performers' father, Joe
Jackson. The elder Jackson,
who regularly attended the
trial, has denied that he physi-
cally abused Michael Jackson
or his siblings.
As an adult, Michael Jack-
son was frequently at the cen-
ter of situations that ranged

from the bizarre to the trou-
bling.- In the 1980s he had a
friendship with a chimpanzee
named Bubbles. In 2005 he
was acquitted of child moles-
tation charges and, in recent
years, faced financial ruin.
The trial, whose closing ar-

guments took place Thursday,
included evidence that Dr.
Murray had treated the pop
singer's insomnia with pro-
pofol, a drug normally used
to induce sedation or uncon-
sciousness for serious medical
Jackson died June 25,
2009, at age 50 of what a
coroner's report called "acute
propofol intoxication." Mur-
ray was convicted of criminal
negligence both for the way he
used the drug and for leaving
the singer unattended, during
which his breathing and heart
Standing outside the Los
Angeles criminal courts build-
ing after the verdict was read,
a fan named Jeffrey Jackson
(not a relative of the singer)
called the verdict "just," add-
ing that the case was "a slam
dunk" for the prosecution.
Jurors apparently accepted
Deputy District Attorney Da-
vid Walgren's argument that
Murray misused the powerful
drug to satisfy a wealthy pa-
tient. Murray had negotiated
a $150,000-a-month salary in
exchange for caring full-time
for Jackson as he prepared for
a comeback concert series, af-
ter being out of the limelight
for several years.
Cries and cheers erupted in
the hallway outside the court-
room as the verdict was broad-
'"ast From an iPhone.
A group of Jackson sup-
porters who clustered around
the phone broke into tears. A
rhinestone-encrusted pendant
bearing an image of the per-
former's face dangled from the
neck of one sobbing woman.
Another clutched a tattered
copy of a book about the musi-
cian as she leaned in to hear.
Brian Crane said he drove
six hours Sunday from San
Francisco to attend Monday's
events. "I'm very happy but I'm
frustrated because apparently
he won't have a very harsh
sentence," said Crane, 25.
"This is a small bit of justice,"
he said, fighting back tears.

Black youth face troubling future

continued from 1A

she said. "Black men in par-
ticular are being returned to
a status not unlike the one we
had supposedly left behind. Mil-
lions of poor folks of color are
being swept into the criminal
justice system while whites who
commit similar crimes tend to
get slaps on the wrist."

Alexander points to the War
on Drugs as the primary rea-
son why prison numbers have
exploded. In the 1970s there
were 300,000 people in U.S.
jails and prisons. In 2000 there
were over two million. She says
the so-called "war" is based on
the myth that Blacks lead this
country in committing crimes
- something that has been doc-
umented as false.
"We have a war on poor com-
munities of color and have made
it our business to round up
people for relatively minor drug
crimes," she said. "Studies show
that Blacks are no more likely
to use or sell drugs than whites.
Still we lock up an 18-year-old
boy who is found with marijua-
na and put him in a literal cage
with hardened criminals. When
he's released he has a felony
record. What have we then cre-
ated? A person who finds it vir-
tually impossible to work in the

legal job market, who cannot get
financial aid for college and who
is now a greater threat to his
own community than he was at
the time of his unfortunate ar-
rest. Meanwhile, Black leaders
remain in denial. It was the re-
search that went into my book
that opened my eyes. I want oth-
ers to wake up too."
Marlon Hill, 40, a Miami-
based attorney and partner of
the firm delancyhill, says more
resources are needed to keep
the numbers of Black youth be-
ing funneled off to prison from
"As a country, we have turned
a blind eye to this crisis -it's not
a priority to us," he said. "There
are limited resources for preven-
tion and intervention for at-risk
Black youth. Our community
has to take some responsibil-
ity for the care, nurturing and
mentoring of our Black youth
- their safety and guidance is
critical to the sustainability of
families and communities-at-
large. One thing is certain if
we continue to ignore this crisis
we will all pay the price."

No matter what source you
use, statistics nationwide indi-
cate that the U.S. spends more
money to incarcerate an inmate
in prison than we do to educate
students in our public schools.
California, for example, pays

an average of $47,000 per year
for each inmate. The nation's
average cost per prison inmate
is $22,600 compared to $9,644
per student. Liberty City-born
Larry Handfield, now a promi-
nent attorney, says we are put-
ting our resources in the wrong
"Education was my way of
making a better life and avoid-
ing early death or prison," he
said. "Florida is the only state
that automatically denies res-
toration of rights to ex-felons.
We are the only state that pun-
ishes people by convicting them
and then stripping them of all
rights, even if no violent crime
has been committed. This is
definitely Jim Crow it's just a
more sophisticated form. When
Rick Scott was elected as gover-
nor, the first thing he did was to
eliminate automatic restoration
of rights, in effect ruining many
young Black lives forever."
Illinois Congressman Danny
K. Davis says he is tired of see-
ing young Blacks filling jail cells.
"Blacks are disproportion-
ately represented in our prison
system and that's clearly by
design," he said. "I have been
fighting this battle for over a de-
cade. We are just beginning to
make progress and getting soci-
ety to look at what we have cre-
ated. But Blacks have to keep
the discussion going and being
advocates for those who have
no voice. This fight is far from

Rebuilding the "Bla
BLACK GROVE nities to build affordable hous-
continued from 1A ing and to reduce the social
and economic disparities that
how things were in the Grove currently exist between Blacks
when it was totally segregat- and whites.
ed," Gibson said. "We are the "This has been a long-ne-
oldest section of Miami since glected area and for decades
we were incorporated in 1876, we have been trying to bring in
20 years before Miami. But redevelopment and revitaliza-
everything was separated ra- tion projects," he said. "Finally,
cially until well into the 1960s. we are seeing a breakthrough.
There is still a real dichotomy Former Commissioner Gimenez
here between rich and poor did nothing for us while he was
and Black and white. Like in office but Commissioner Su-
portions of Goulds and other arez has done just the oppo-
South Dade communities, we site in only a few' months. We
need to bring economic devel- needed that helping hand. The
opment into our community. Collaborative's major initia-
Gentrification has occurred tive is Gibson Community and
with more whites and Hispan- Educational Center a project
ics moving in but Blacks have slated for Coconut Grove's Vil-
yet to see any significant, posi- lage West neighborhood. This
tive change." will improve housing and busi-
Rashid, 63, is CEO for the ness as well as the quality of life
Coconut Grove Collaborative, for our residents. And while we
Inc. He says that because the have had great success work-
area has been designated as ing in collaboration with other
a neighborhood development affordable housing groups, this
zone or targeted urban area, will be the first major project
by all levels of government, that the Coconut Grove Collab-
that there are manv nnnnrtn- orative has undertaken alone.

.ck Grove"
Things are in motion for the
groundbreaking and the bid-
ding process starts soon. It's
going to finally happen."
Rashid says his community
"the hole in the donut" -
surrounded by wealth but suf-
fering from poverty, will see
better days in the future.
"The spirits of our Bahamian
ancestors are still among us
and we are determined to not
only recapture the glory of the
past but make this the kind of
place to which our kids want to
return," he said.
"I know some projects were
delayed and loans were held
up because of the economy,"
Gibson added. "But after three
or four years of promises from
developers, it's time that they
make good on those promises.
We keep hearing about things
in the works. I still dream that
it is possible for us to see this
community return to its past
when our streets were safer,
our people were healthier and
where everyone could earn a
decent wage."

Cain faces more sexual assault charges

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aq presidential candidate.
After taking her out for a
.night on the town in Wash-
ington, she said, he suggested
she engage with him sexually
in return for his assistance
- seizing her inappropriately
when they were alone in a car
and running his hand up her
"Mr. Cain said, 'You want a
job, right?'" she said.
Sometimes emotional, at
other times clearly nervous,
Bialek said she decided to
speak publicly to support the
other women who have made
accusations against Cain
but who will not reveal their
names, because of either fear
or legal agreements to stay
Cain's campaign immedi-
ately denied her account and
said Cain had not harassed
anyone, questioning the wom-
an's motives.
Bialek was the first ac-
cuser to publicly allege physi-
cal contact on Cain's part,
challenging his descriptions
of misunderstandings about
jokes and his denials that he

had harassed anyone.
"I want you, Cain, to come
clean," she said.
Her appearance on Monday
propelled another accusation
of inappropriate sexual con-
duct against Cain to center
stage in the Republican presi-
dential nominating contest.
A new poll from NBC News
and The Wall Street Journal
showed him continuing to run
at the front of the Republican
presidential pack.
The latest accusation was
met with further calls from
some conservative leaders for
Cain to explain himself more
fully, and with a mix of cha-
grin and defiance from some
of his supporters, who blamed
the news media for fueling the
Bialek, a' Republican from
Chicago, is the fourth woman
known to have leveled an ac-
cusation of sexual harass-
ment against Cain; she was
the first to speak publicly
about it, or even to share her
identity, though she offered
little corroboration beyond
two affidavits from unnamed
friends who said she told
them about the encounter at
the time.

Miami Book Fair celebrates its 28th year as the nation's
largest and finest literary gathering. Meet prominent
authors such as:
Harry Belafonte, Kola Boof, Alan Cheuse, Nelson George, Helon Habila.
Jessica Harris, Marlon James. Tayari Jones. Randall Kennedy, Cedella Marley.
Kadir Nelson. Geoffrey Philp. Martha Southgate. Angela Farris Watkins.

In announcing the news
conference planned for Tues-
day, the Cain campaign re-
leased a toughly worded state-
ment saying the,;allegatiqns
were coming from "a woman
with a long history of severe
financial difficulties, includ-
ing personal bankruptcy." It
noted, "there is no record, nor
even a complaint filed" on the
alleged incident.
It was the most forceful re-
sponse yet by Cain to one of
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Fa ith


Bunche Park's Suzi

Simmons turns 100oo

By Kaila Heard
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As people get older, they prefer
not to disclose how many years
they have been on this Earth.
However, Suzi Simmons proudly
states that she will be turning
100-years-old on her birthday on
Friday, Nov. 11th.
"I feel fine," said Simmons, who
is currently living in an assisted
living facility in North Miami. Be-
sides relying on a wheelchair for
mobility, she remains mentally fit
and has excellent sight and hear-
ing for her age.
Simmons was asked was she
surprised that she had lived to see
her 100th birthday.
"Am I surprised? No because I
know who takes care of me, who
brought me into this world." she
replied."[The Lordl takes care of
me so I got no need to worry."
Simmons was born in Perry, a
small community in North Flori-
da, to Willie Bryant. a housewife,
and Simon Bryant, a laborer for a
railroad company.
Values were very different back

then. according to Simmons. She
still recalls how prospective hus-
bands had to ask permission from
her parents, when she and her
sister decided to get married.
Her father warned the suitors,
"don't beat them, don't abusel
them, and if you get tired of them
then bring them back because as
long as she lives, she has some-
thing to eat and someplace to
stay," Simmons recalled.
Basically, if the couple doesn't
get along, then just let his daugh-
ter come back home instead of
fighting. explained Inez Saeders.
85, a close friend of Simmons.
Simmons herself would go on
to marry twice and have.vne son,
who has passed away. She also
has three grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren who are cur-
rently living, as well as several of
her brothers and sisters.
Although she spent much of her
youth in Northern Florida and
Georgia, eventually. Simmons
moved to South Florida. where her
values of spending and economics
served her well. Working as a
Please turn to SIMMONS 12B

As the effects of the recession continue to linger and unemployment
rates remain high in Florida, the unemployment rate is 10.6 percent
- local governments are considering new ways to generate revenue and
create jobs.
In Florida, new proposals under consideration would allow up
to three casino resorts to be built in Miami-Dade and Broward
counties. To promote job growth, the legislature would require
that casino owners promise to spend $2 billion in construc-
tion over five years. One of the proposed casinos, to be
Please turn to CASINOS 12B

Church hosts boys, men service

128-year-old service encourages fellowship

By Kaila Heard

Today's boys and young men are
facing a variety of problems from
peer pressure, concerns about mak-
ing a living to learning how to juggle
growing responsibilities and matur-
ing relationships.
According to Father Hayden Craw-
ford of the Episcopal Church of the
Incarnation, these problems are
nothing new.

"One-hundred twenty eight years
ago. England was going through
what we are going through now. ISo-
cial issues] always happen in cycles."
he said.
The Episcopal-Anglican church's
solution was the creation of the
Brotherhood of St. Andrews, an in-
ternational ministry specifically for
boys and men.
The Church of the Incarnation,
will host their annual Boys and Men
Service on Sunday. Nov. 27th.

To Crawford. the ministry's fellow-
ship among men and boys the ser-
Vice draws an average of 188 people
- is why it is effective.
"In this community, most Black
men have not discovered who they
are yet," he explained: "Once we
discover who we are, we won't have
such low self-esteem."
Father Horace Ward, the rector of
Holy Family Transfiguration Episco-
pal Church in Miami Gardens, also
believes that finding the right role
models is essential for boys.
Please turn to FELLOWSHIP 12B

Pastor of the Week

Pastor Mattie Nottage reveals the

key to fighting fear and despair
By Kaila Heard " "

Pastor Mattie Nottage is already
claiming 2012 to be her "comeback
For Nottage, who co-pastors
Believers Faith Breakthroueh
Ministries in Pompano Beach 'j
with her husband, the previous
year has been filled with seem-
ingly undiagnosable medical hard-
Although the causes were un-
known, the effects extreme fatigue.
rapid weight gain and even having dif-
ficulty speaking severely hamper red
her ministry.
"In my revivals and conferences, I m
use to being a high energy, high im-
pact kind of preacher," she explained.
But, "all these sicknesses literally
slowed me right down. The next thing

was that I had to cancel engagements
which was something I've never done
before in my life."
Meanwhile, medical professionals

were giving her a slew of misdiagno-
sis from multiple sclerosis to lupus
to cancer.
Please turn to NOTTAGE 12B

The 5UUU Kole Models ot Excellence continues to attract men in the community who want
to give back to the youth. Recently Role Models Robert Parker (1-r), Mark Beckford, Horace
Hord and James Brown assumed key roles within the organization.

Role Models kick off school

year with leadership training

To help prepare the future sure the successful operation tance of being respectful and
leaders of tomorrow, the 5000 of middle and high School Role responsible.
Role Models of Excellence held Model Clubs. Recently, the 5000 Role
Officers' Leadership Train- The students received valu- Models of Excellence Proj-
ing sessions on Oct. 3rd and able information ranging from ect's founder Congresswoman
29th. The seminars were also the perilous passage to man- Frederica S. Wilson enthusi-
conducted to empower the pro- hood to how to become a suc- astically kicked-off the year
grams' participants and to en- cessful leader and the impor- with an Opening of Schools

Meeting on Sept. 29th at The
Port of Miami. Wilson shared
with district staff, role model
principals, site directors and
mentors the vision she imple-
mented over 19 years ago of in-
tervening in the lives of at-risk
boys. The goal was to provide
them with alternatives that
will lead them away from a

life of crime and violence and
down a carefully chartered
path to manhood and college.
To further enhance South
Florida's premier mentoring
program and to achieve Wil-
son's goal of moving to a New
Level of Expectations and Ex-
cellence, Role Models Robert
Parker, Horace Hord, Mark

Beckford and James Brown
have assumed key roles with
the 5000 Role Models of Ex-
cellence Project. These dedi-
cated Role Models, as are all
Role Model Mentors, are posi-
tive and successful men for the
boys to emulate and each pos-
sess unique gifts, talents and,

Recently, middle school Role Models attended a special Officers'Training Session.

'Magic Johnson is HIV-positive'


By Les Carpenter

I was on the phone with my editor at the time, talk-
ing about the mindless things writers and editors talk
about, when I heard.
"Magic Johnson says he is HIV positive and will re-
tire from the NBA," my editor said.
His tone never changed as he read this off the wire.
It came without the "Oh my gosh" or "You aren't go-
ing to believe this," one would expect to proceed such
an announcement. He just read it as it appeared on
his computer screen, as if he was repeating a list of
weekly assignments.
"Magic Johnson is HIV positive."
'.Twenty years later I can feel the sudden chill of a
warm afternoon turned cold. The moment remains
locked in my mind;, from the smoothness of the phone
receiver, to the way the blinds were pulled three-quar-
ters of the way up the window of the small house I
rented on Connecticut's shore.
Never had 13 words seemed more improbable.
Thinking of them now, they still do. No athlete seemed
more alive than Magic. And my first thought as the
editor read the bulletin was that we were going to
watch the slow, steady shriveling of Magic Johnson.
This was the beginning of the end, of course. Nobody
lived long with HIV. That much we knew back then.
Maybe it would be a few months, perhaps two years,
but the decline was going to be fast. His face would
sallow, his great body would wither. There would be
living memorials. There would be a funeral.
"He is going to die! He is going to die!" I can still hear
the AIDS activist shouting that night on TV. Of course
-he was going to die HIV meant AIDS back then and
AIDS meant a rapid and awful death It was all we
knew in a world where we didn't understand this dis-

ease that had seemed to come from nowhere but was
filling in everywhere.
The last thing anyone could have expected was that
-two decades later, his story would be about life.
He not only didn't die, he became larger than ever.
In the town. next to mine in the Washington sub-
urbs, there is a Magic Johnson theatre. Sometimes
when I am on Capitol Hill, I drop into a Magic John-
son Starbucks..I hear of Magic Johnson developments

This was the beginning of the end, of
course. Nobody lived long with HIV That,
much we knew back then. Maybe it would
be a few months, perhaps two years,.but
the decline was going to be fast.

and Magic Johnson charities. On the Seattle night in
1999 when teargas from the WTO protests filled the
air, I walked a few blocks to KeyArena where I sat
a few rows behind Magic and Starbucks Chairman
Howard Schultz at a Sonics-Lakers game. Now there
is talk he wants to buy a sports team.
Who knew he would last this long? Who knew he
would be so big? To watch him now, dressed in suits,
his body larger than in his basketball days yet robust
with his face a healthy glow, it's as if he will live for-
ever. He is 52 now, middle aged, at the point where
many of his contemporaries walk with limps and ach-
ing backs. The irony is they too expected Magic :to be
gone by now and yet he is the one who is lively and
robust, the one who is doing things.
I got in my car and drove that day he announced

he had HIV. My thoughts were a .umble. a knot
tightened in my stomach., I was just 24 and in
my first newspaper job, a place w here break-
ing news is supposed to send ,ou skittering to
the computer. Today we are more accustomed
to these kinds of things. We live on a diet of
breaking news feeds, sucked in bv, the scrolling
red bar that comes man3 times a day bearing
the promise of altering our world But the bar
comes so fast now, each bulletin shouting some-
thing big: Death! Verdict! Upset'
No announcement before or since has knocked
me flat the way that one did. My guess is
there are dozens in this business who
would say the same thing. Eventually.
seeking solace, I found myself at a
church basketball court where I
sometimes played. A friend, a Ce lt-
ics fan, dressed in his Larrm- Bird
jersey, held his wrists limp and
swished flamboyantly: "I'm Mag-
ic!" he shouted, prancing about.
The rest of us stared. our
faces filled with disgust. How -
could you be a fan? How could
you love the game and act like
S.And look at Magic John-
son now. How silly our
worry, our pain, our
SHe's survived that
day's worst thoughts
and fears.
:' In the end, that's the (
biggest news of all.


Inactivity tied

to diseases of

breast, colon
By Nanci Hellmich

More than 90,000 new can-
cer cases a year in the United
States may be due to physical
inactivity and prolonged peri-
ods of sitting, a new analysis
The analysis, being present-
ed today at the annual confer-

Sitting linked
ence of the American Institute ity you do, the lower y
for. Cancer Research (AICR) in these cancers."
Washington, D.C., cites about Alpa Patel, an Amer
49,000 cases of breast cancer cer Society epidemiol
and 43,000 of colon cancer, looked at the data,
"This gives us some idea of the numbers "seem like
cancers we could prevent by get- sonable estimates."
ting people to be more active," Experts have known
says epidemiologist Christine that physical activity
Friedenreich of Alberta Health the risk of chronic di
Services in Calgary, Canada. cluding cancer, hear
Calculations are based on U.S. and diabetes, Fri
physical activity data and can- says, but the new dat
cer incidence statistics. "This timates on the numb<
is a conservative estimate," she that might be prevent
says, "The more physical activ- ple were more physics

to cancers
)ur risk of "A brisk daily walk of at least
30 minutes could lower a per-
ican Can- son's risk over time for breast
ogist who cancer and colon cancer," says
says the Alice Bender, a registered dieti-
very rea- tian with AICR.

n for years
seases in-
rt disease
ta give es-
er of cases
ted if peo-
ally active.

Friedenreich reviewed more
than 200 cancer studies world-
wide and found convincing evi-
dence that regular physical ac-
tivity reduces the risk of breast
cancer, colon cancer and endo-
metrial cancer by 25 percent
to 30 percent. There's some
evidence that regular exercise
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Millrock Holy Mission-
ary Baptist Church is hosting a
"Seven Things God Hates" Semi-
nar on Nov. 13 at 3:30 p.m.

New Canaan Missionary
Baptist Church invites you to
Family and Friends Day on Nov.
13 at 3 p.m.

Greater Mercy Missionary
Baptist Church is hosting a free
hair cuts, food and clothing give-
away on Nov. 12 beginning at 11

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church invites you to
their Men's Day on Nov. 13 at 7
a.m. and 11 a.m.

New Beginning Church of
Deliverance welcomes everyone
to a Marriage Counseling on Nov.
9 at 6 p.m. and their Obesity
Clinic for health and jogging tips
on Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 786-

Mt. Claire Holiness Church
is asking for donations of non-
perishable food items for their
Thanksgiving baskets for needy
families. 786-261-1132.

Wings of Faith Ministries
is hosting a Men's Prayer Break-
fast on Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. 786-

New Eason Temple Church
of God in Christ welcomes ev-
eryone to attend Nightly Servic-
es, Nov. 9 -13, at 7:30 p.m. 305-

St. Mary's Wesleyan Meth-
odist Church invites the com-

munity to their 88th Anniversary
Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. on
Nov. 13. 305-632-6506.

The Fifth and First branch-
es of the Church of Christ, Sci-
entist are sponsoring a free lec-
ture about "The Possibilities of
Prayer" on Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. in
English and 4 p.m. in Spanish at
the James L. Knight Center. 305-
374-6524, 305-696-3766.

Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist
Church welcomes everyone to
their Fellowship Day Celebration
on Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. 305-836-

Running for Jesus Out-
reach Youth Ministry invites
everyone to their Youth Revival,
Nov. 26-27. 954-213-4332.

The 59th Street Pentecos-
tal Church of God is hosting a
"Giving Thanks" Gospel Rally on
Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. 786-234-2917.

The Florida Memorial Uni-
versity Campus Ministry in-
vites the community to Lecture
and Arts Series for Enrichment
in Religion (L.A.S.E.R) Worship
Service every Thursday at 11
a.m. until Dec. 1.

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

B 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 ful-
fill their musician position. 305-
821-3692, 305-409-1566.

Mt. Hermon A.M.E. Church
is seeking singers for their Com-
munity Choir to perform at their
9th Annual HIV/AIDS Benefit
Concert on Dec. 10. All inter-
ested individuals should come to
the rehearsals on Nov. 14th, 21st
and 28th at 7 p.m. and Nov. 26th
at 4 p.m. 305-621-5067, 786-

Speaking Hands is collect-
ing donations of uncooked food
items, money or gift certificates
until Nov. 11 and cooked items
until Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. for their
Thanksgiving Dinner Food Drive.
Benefitting Deaf Families. 954-

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.

Glendale Baptist Church of
Brownsville invites everyone to
morning worship every Sunday
at 11 a.m. and Bible Study every
Wednesday at 7 p.m. 305-638-

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

New Life Family Worship

Local minister turns to prophecy to recover

continued from 10B

Nottage's health continued to
suffer and she was bed-ridden
for months in 2010.
There was a point when her ill-
nesses were so debilitating that
Nottage could not attend for a
Although some members left,
,those that stayed took on more
responsibilities to keep the min-
istry going with prayer.
While the traditional Sunday
service is temporarily suspend-
ed, members meet every Friday,
night for intercessory prayer ses-

The minister recalled, "I think
that there. were some nights
where I wept and I cried because
I did not understand what was
going op."
Although she has been a de-
vout Christian since she was 12,
and Nottage also could rely upon
the love and support of her hus-
band, children, extended fam-
ily and friends, there were times
when she encountered the spirit
of fear and depression, which
can also lead to hopelessness.
She finally realized that she
would have to use the advice that
she had given countless others to
arm them for spiritual warfare.
"When I couldn't find a proph-

et, I had to prophesize myself
and declare that I'm going to
overcome this," she said. "I had
to speak the. Word every single
Slowly, she began receiving the
proper diagnosis- for her mala-
dies including hypothyroidism, a
tumor in her throat and cysts in'
her abdomen.
After intensive intercessory
prayer sessions, the tumor in her
throat eventually disappeared,
but Nottage had to have the cysts
surgically removed a few weeks
ago. She plans to reinstate Sun-
day Morning Worship Service, as
well as her popular Mattie Not-
tage School of Ministry Saturday

morning sessions.
Next up will be special Night
Watch Services on Dec. 30th at
7:30 p.m. and Dec. 31st at mid-
SThere is a good chance that
Nottage will speak about her tri-
als during the previous year.
"I have a testimony that God is
still a healer, that God is still a
deliverer and that if what He is,
doing for me, the He can do it for
anybody in the world," she said.
Believers Faith Breakthrough
Ministries is located at the Fo-
rum at 600 SW 3rd Street in
Pompano Beach. For more in-
formation, call 561-929-1518 or

New job opportunities may conflict with religion

continued from 10B

located on Biscayne Bay, esti-
mates that it will provide up to
$600 million a year for the state
and create 100,000 jobs.
Yet many organizations in
the faith community remain
unconvinced the new casinos
will truly benefit citizens and
local communities.
At a press conference in Tal-
lahassee on Tuesday, Nov. 2nd,
representatives from organiza-
tions such as the Florida Cath-
olic Conference, the Florida
Baptist Conference and Family
Action Policy were on hand to
announce their resistance to
the bill.
"Our opposition [on Nov. 2nd]
is especially based on our belief
that expansion of casino gam-
bling will victimize the poor
and encourage addictive gam-
bling," explained D. Michael
McCarron, the executive direc-
tor of the Florida Catholic Con-
The Florida Baptist Conven-

tion's legislative consultant Bill
Bunkley is calling for a morato-
rium "to prohibit any expansion
of gambling" until a state-spon-
sored study or commission has
analyzed the social and finan-
cial costs of the proposed new
In Miami, many local minis-
ters were also reluctant to sup-
port a job creator with so many
potential side effects.
To anyone who says that South
Florida badly needs jobs any
jobs Reverend Gregory Thomp-
son, the president of the African
American Council of Christian
Clergy, warned, "drug dealers
put people to work too, but they
are also preying on people who
have a habit or an addiction or a
desire to become rich."
Studies have found that ca-
sinos or other gambling venues
can negatively impact the sur-
rounding community. According
to the National Gambling Impact
Study Report, when casinos are
within a 50 mile radius of a
community, gambling addiction
percentages double. Meanwhile,

the further away from a casino
a neighborhood is, the lower its
personal bankruptcy filing rate
is likely to be according to a Fed-
eral Reserve study.
"In my humble, opinion,
that sort of exploitation is not
good for this community," said
Thompson, who is also the pas-
tor of New Harvest Missionary
Baptist Church.
However, if the proposal to
build more casinos in South
Florida is passed, many Chris-
tians seeking employment may
be faced with deciding if they
are willing to work for a compa-
ny that endorses gambling.
Although personally opposed
to gambling, Elder Marietta
Freeman, the director for New
Birth Baptist Church's Employ-
ment Ministry, believes indi-
vidual Christians must decide
whether to work at a casino
Freeman said, "You just have
to go before your God and see if
this is what He is telling you to
However, the minister further

Church hosts role models for boys

continued from 10B

"Young people look to older
persons to be able to pattern
their lives on," he said. "As a
boy, I looked to my father and
the older men around me to be
able to learn what it means to
grow into a wholesome man in
Now as an adult, "I am able
to convey what I have learned
to my son and to other young
men," Ward said.
Meanwhile, Reverend W.E.
Mitchell of Zion Hope Mission-
ary Baptist Church points out
the importance of mentors

having youth who are recep-
tive of their lessons and mes-
"The mentoring process im-
plies that those who are being
mentored will respect those
who are doing the mentoring,"
Mitchell said.
He noted that even the terms
younger men use to address
their elders "papi" and "un-
cle" for example revealed a
deep-seated level of disrespect
that has dire consequences.
"Even in the streets, there
used to be a time when young
boys respected the older guys,
but now they'll kill them in-
stead," said the Brownsville

However, despite the dan-
gers, Mitchell encourages men
to reach out to younger boys.
"Older men are so busy try-
ing to make sure that our own
family is secure, but we need
to be more of the owners of our
community and by that I mean
that being physically present
night and day in the commu-
nity," he said.
The Church of the Incarna-
tion's Boys and Men Service
will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday,
Nov. 27th. This year's featured
speaker is Miami Times Senior
Editor and minister, Kevin Mc-

stated, "I know people need to
work but [Christians] have to be
very careful about what we do,
even what jobs we take, because
sometimes those things just
being in that sort of environ-
ment can lead us into temp-

Miami Union Academy

student wins pageant

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 tickets, call

Lifeline Outreach Minis-
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roundtable to discuss the Bible
every Saturday, 6 p.m. 305-345-

Join Believers Faith Break-
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Friday at 7:30 p.m. for Prophetic
Breakthrough Services. 561-
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Saturday of the month, from 10
a.m. until all the food has been
given out. For location and addi-
tional details, call 786-371-3779.

New Mt. Sinai Missionary
Baptist Church welcomes the
community to their Sunday Bible
School classes at 9:30 a.m. and
11 a.m. Worship Service. 305-
635-4100, 786-552-2528.

The Heart of the City Min-
istries invites everyone to morn-
ing worship every Sunday at 9
a.m. 305-754-1462.

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

Christian Cathedral
Church presents their Morning
Glory service that includes se-
nior citizen activities and brunch
every Friday at 10, a.m. to 12
p.m. 305-652-1132.


Miami Union Academy
crowned 17-year-old Valencia
Lynn Harris as one of the proud
winners of the 12th grade di-
vision of the 2011 Ms. Miami
Union Academy (MUA) Pageant
on Sunday, Oct. 23rd at the Ft.
Lauderdale Airport Sheraton Ho-
After winning the pageant,
the beautiful and talented Har-
ris smiled and thanked God, her
family, church members and
friends for their tremendous
support during her campaign.
Other pageant winners includ-
ed Earlene Gayle Miss MUA,
grade 12; Kenisha Gage Miss
MUA, grade 11; Joelle Angrand
- Junior Miss MUA, grade 8;
Nia Malone Junior Miss MUA,
grade 8; and Jevanni Milien -
Mr. MUA, grade 12.
Harris, who is the daughter
of Lynval and Valencia Harris,
is currently a senior at Miami
Union Academy and has at-

Simmons shares life secrets

continued from 10B

domestic worker, Simmons and
her second husband were able
to save and go on to buy three
houses including her last
home in Bunche Park.
So what is the best financial
advice the centenarian has to
"Get what you need, not
what you want," she said.
Borrowing money means
people are then working ,to
pay back a lender, she ex-
Simmons' strong character
and keen insight often makes
an impression upon those
who meet her.
Saeders offered Simmons a

ride one day when she saw her
on her daily jaunts around
the Bunche Park community.
Simmons, who is a member
of Greater New Bethel Baptist
Church, spends much of her
days now enjoying television
and reciting her favorite vers-
es from the Bible.
She is more than willing to
share some of the wisdom she
has acquired throughout her
"I don't tell people to do
nothing I haven't. done my-
self," she said.
As a matter of fact, "don't
worry about nothing, just let
it go. It doesn't help you any
to worry. Also, no matter what
it is, tell the truth because the
truth is the Word.!'

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tended the North Miami private
school since elementary school.
She is an award-winning honor
roll student that has been in-
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i.4 all.

1. Eat a large breakfast
with lots of fiber and pro-
tein. A good example? Com-
bine 50 percent oatmeal and
50 percent unsalted mixed
nuts for good hearty break-
fast. Avoid the more simple
carbohydrates of processed
cereals that are too rapidly
absorbed and stored away as
2. Decrease the white
stuff by 70 percent. The
four simple "carbs" breads.
pasta, potatoes and rice -
are the four foods with the
most rapidly absorbed carbo-
h.drates. For example. many
women listen to their bread
cravings and gain weight.
Try whole multigrain breads
(more slowly absorbed) and
try an open-face sandwich
eliminating one piece of
bread. Regarding pasta and
rice. use only whole grain and
haxe the volume of sauce top-
ping be more than the pasta

or rice. And the meat and po-
tato diet? It's been proven to
sink the cardiac ship! If you
do have meats, eat them with
a large plate of vegetables
that helps to absorb some of
the cholesterol before it gets
into your bloodstream.
3. Eat farm food, not
factory food. Here is a good
rule of thumb: If your grand-
mother or great-grandmother
wouldn't recognize it, you
probably shouldn't be eating
it! Eat mostly home-cooked
foods. Processed foods either
have high sugar. fat or salt
- it's the only way the food
industry can get people to eat
4. Get no calories in
liquids. For those triOng to
lose %weight. caloric sodas
and juices are packed with
rapidly absorbed carbohy-
drates. Three hours later your
blood sugar plummets and
Please turn to TIPS 15B

see a s 0 Fails to give close atten-

Open field helps with

calming disease

By Remy Melina

Kids \\ith attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder who regularly play outside in set-
tings with lots of green, such as grassy open
fields and parks, have milder ADHD symp-
toms than children who play indoors or at
playgrounds, a new study shows.
Researchers measured the effects of 49
common aJ'ter-school and weekend activi-
ties the ADHD symptoms of more than 400
children, and found an association between
playing in green outdoor settings daily or
several times a week and milder ADHD
'On the whole, the green settings %were re-
lated to milder overall symptoms than either
the 'built outdoors' or 'indoors settings."
study researcher Andrea Faber Taylor. a
University of Illinois teaching associate, said
Please turn to ADHD 15B

tion to details or makes careless
mistakes. Has difficulty sustain-
ing attention. Does not appear
to listen.
Struggles to follow through
on instructions. Has difficulty
with organization.
.' Avoids or dislikes tasks re-
quiring sustained mental effort.
Is easily distracted. Is forgetful
nI daiiy activities.

Fidgets with hands or feet
or squirms in chair. Has dif-
ficulty remaining seated. Runs
around or clirhbs excessively.
Has difficulty engaging in activi-
ties quietly, Acts as if driven by
a motor.
ETalks excessively. Blurts out
answers before questions have
been completed. Has difficulty
waiting or taking turns. Inter-
rupts or Intrudes upon others.

Meets both inattentive and
hyperactive criteria.
Source: CHADD, Children and Adults with
Attention Oefict'"Hyperactivity 0sorder
Icnaf.l org)
they may have parents who
are really getting angry at
them much of the time."
ADHD occurs in about eight
percent of children and teens,
Please turn to STRESS 15B

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39-.0yeas, wrentrieed"brsudyperovdsei

By Janye O'Donnell

In a setback to the chil-
dren's product industry, the
American Academy of Pedi-
atrics (AAPI recently recom-
mended that parents stop
using all bumper pads in
cribs because of the risks to
The academy previously
warned only against pillow-
like versions of these cush-
ions attached to crib slats.
Last month, Chicago banned
the sale of all bumpers, and
Maryland health officials pro-
posed a statewide ban.
The Consumer Product

Safety Commission said 52
infant deaths involved bum-
pers from 1990 to May 2010.
but bumpers weren't always
to blame.
In April. the Juvenile Prod-
ucts Manufacturers Associa-
tion released its own report
that refuted the causes of
deaths in a previous report
and claimed bumpers pre-
vent injuries to children from
limbs getting trapped in slats.
AAP said there is "no evi-
dence that bumper pads
prevent injuries, and there
is a potential risk of suffoca-
tion, strangulation or entrap-

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New NAACP program focuses on childhood obesity

By Ben Wrobel
Special to the NNPA

few steps to the left and a few
steps to the right, U.S. Sur-
geon General Dr. Regina Ben-
jamin recently demonstrated
the NAACP's renewed focus on
healthy living and childhood
obesity. Benjamin danced the
"Cupid Shuffle" with students
from Washington, D.C.'s Ward
7 and Ward 8, two areas with
the highest obesity rates in the
The exercise took place dur-
ing the NAACP's launch event

for its Childhood Obesity Ad-
vocacy Guide at the historic
Thurgood Marshall Center.
"It is no secret that if not
eradicated, childhood obe-
sity will be one of the many
causes of premature deaths
and chronic disease for our
children," said NAACP Presi-
dent and CEO Benjamin Todd
"The NAACP treasures the
lives of our children and will
stand with communities to
fight against any systemic or
environmental barriers that in-
hibit one's opportunity to live a
healthy life."

Jealous and NAACP
Director of Health Pro-
grams Shavon Arline
introduced the guide -.
along with a panel of i-'
health, experts, in- ,
cluding Benjamin.
The guide provides
direction for combat-
ing childhood obesity
in three highlighted
policy areas: external WR
environment, food en-
vironments and school-based
It calls for more recreation-
al areas, increased access to
healthy, affordable food in

S order to combat
"food deserts" and
a renewed focus on
healthy policies in
schools, such as
more physical activ-
ity and nutritious
food options.
"The three advoca-
cy approaches were
chosen for the guide
!OBEL because they are the
primary policy areas
that affect childhood obesity,"
Arline said.
"They also serve as some of
the most appealing causes
around which to mobilize com-

munities, particularly because
the issues are easy to identify
and affect community mem-
bers in tangible and direct
"With active units in every
state throughout the United
States, we believe we are well
equipped to engage community
and state leaders in this fight
to save this and the next gen-
eration," Arline added.
Childhood obesity is a major
issue in communities of color,
where children are more likely
to be obese and live in unsafe
communities where there are
few opportunities for physical

activity and limited access to
healthy food.
In the U.S. today, 38 percent
of Latino children and 34.9
percent of Black children are
overweight or obese, compared
with 30.7 percent of white chil-
"We are emphasizing good
eating habits, lots of exercise,
lots of play. We want Americans
to have fun, and to enjoy being
active," Benjamin said. "We are
intending to create communi-
ties and environments where
the healthy choices are the
easy choices, and the afford-
able choices."

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Treatment can
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By Nanci Hellmich

Children as young as four
can be diagnosed and treated
for attention deficit hyperac-
tivity disorder (ADHD), say
updated guidelines from the
American Academy of Pediat-
Previous guidelines covered
ADHD in kids six-12. The
latest ones address children
ages four- 18, because there
is additional research on
that age range, says Mark
Wolraich, chairman of the
committee that prepared the
report, released Sunday at the
American Academy of Pedi-
atrics National Conference in
Earlier treatment can help
the children and reduce fami-
ly stress, he says. "These chil-
dren may have been kicked
out of preschool programs, or




Pastor appreciation service

The New Hope Primitive Bap-
tist Church will honor Dr. Chris
Ingraham, retired pastor on
Sunday, November 13.
The service will be held at
New Jerusalem P.B. Church,
777 NW 85 Street, Miami, FL
33150, at 3 p.m., and the mes-
sage will be delivered by Elder
Kenneth A. Duke, Overseer/
Pastor of New Jerusalem P.B.
Please come and celebrate the
retirement of our pastor, and
hear the message by an anoint-
ed man of God. The colors for
this occasion are black and
white. For additional informa-
tion, please call 786-873-5955.

Dr. Chris Ingraham
Retired Pastor

Maintaining a healthy weight

continued from 14B
you get carb cravings. Liquid
calories are also most likely to
be stored away quickly as fat
to clear the bloodstream of ex-
cess sugars. Eat a whole fruit.
Drink lots of water, it's what
we are made of. Try flavored
spritzers, teas, etc.
5. Enjoy life! Ritualize
your sweets. Don't waste your
health and money on bags
of cheap candies, cookies or
processed snacks. One moth-
er told me, "I simply stopped
bringing them home." Instead,
ritualize your treats plan

a special dessert date with a
friend or loved one, and enjoy
the sweet moment out togeth-
6. Just keep moving. When
we sit still, we burn one calo-
rie a minute, and when we get
up more and move around, we
burn about two calories a min-
ute. That's 60 more calories an
hour just by moving instead of
sitting Do the math. If you re-
duce sitting still by four hours
a day, that's about 240 extra
calories expended compared
to about 150 calories expend-
ed during 30 minutes of brisk
exercise. Of course, doing both
is best.

Prolonged sitting tied to breast and colon cancer

continued from 11B

also reduces the risk of lung,
prostate and ovarian cancer,
she says.
Patel and others also have
investigated the health dan-
gers of sitting too long with-
out moving around, which is
called "sitting disease."
In a study of 123,000 peo-
ple, she found that the more

time people spent sitting,
the higher their risk of dying
early. "Even among individu-
als who were regularly active,
the risk of dying prematurely
was higher among those who
spent more time sitting," she
Even if you are doing half
an hour of aerobic activity a
day, you need to make sure
you don't sit the rest of the
day, Patel says. "You have to

get up and take breaks from
Emerging research indicates
that prolonged sitting also in-
creases the risk of some types
of cancer, such as colon, en-
dometrial and ovarian can-
cers, Friedenreich says.
James Levine, a professor
of medicine at Mayo Clinic in
Rochester, Minn., says many
people sit an average of seven
to 91/2 hours a day. "If you've

sat for an hour, you've prob-
ably sat too long," he says.
Friedenreich is looking into
why exercise reduces cancer
risk. In a study of 320 post-
menopausal women, she has
found that physical activity
appears to decrease the risk
of cancer by increasing insu-
lin sensitivity and reducing
body fat, inflammation, meta-
bolic hormones and sex ste-
roids hormones.

Easing the symptoms of ADHD in young children

continued from 14B

in a statement.
Previous studies have shown
that brief exposure to green out-
door spaces, such as fields or
parks, improves concentration
and impulse control in children
and adults without ADHD. One
study's findings suggested that
just looking at photos of green

settings was enough to attain
positive benefits.
Researchers at the University
of Illinois wanted to measure
the effect of routine exposure to
green outdoor spaces on chil-
dren diagnosed with ADHD.
About 9.5 percent of children
ages four to 17 are diagnosed
with ADHD, according to 2007
data from the Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention.

Symptoms include poor im-
pulse control, severe difficulty
concentrating and hyperactiv-
They used data from a previ-
ous study based on a national
Internet survey of parents of
children formally diagnosed
with ADHD. The researchers
looked at the green play set-
tings, as well as the children's
age, sex, formal diagnosis -

ADD or ADHD and house-
hold income.
The new research also showed
that kids who were diagnosed
with ADHD, rather than ADD,
especially tended to have mild-
er symptoms if they regularly
spent time in a green and open
environment than if they played
in a green space with lots of
trees, or an indoor or built out-
door setting.

Reducing your family stress

continued from 14B

he says.
The guidelines recommend
that primary-care provid-
ers initiate an evaluation for
ADHD in any children ages
four-18 who appear with
symptoms of inattention,
hyperactivity or impulsivity,
says Wolraich, professor of
pediatrics at the University
of Oklahoma Health Sciences
Center in Oklahoma City.
The first line of treatment
for preschool children who
have ADHD lies with parents.
Through behavior therapy,
parents need to learn to be
consistent in giving positive
reinforcement for appropri-

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punishing inappropriate ones,
he says.
If the young children do
not show significant improve-
ments with these behavior
techniques and they have
moderate to severe ADHD
symptoms, physicians can
consider prescribing Ritalin,
but doctors should start with
low doses and go slowly, he
"We know that early inter-
vention makes a difference
- the sooner ADHD is identi-
fied and treated, the better for
the child," says Ruth Hughes,
chief executive officer of Chil-
dren and Adults with Atten-
tion-Deficit/Hyperactivity Dis-
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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

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

Order of Services
Sunday: Bible Study 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday General Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
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Adams Tabernacle of
Faith A.M.E. Church
20851 Johnson St. #115 Pembroke Pines

Order of Services
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Hadley Davis
RONETTA HILL, 38, telecommu-
nication special-
ist, died Novem-
ber 2 at North
Shore Hospital.
Viewing 2-8:30
p.m., Friday in
the chapel.

todian, died Oc-
tober 30 at North
Shore Hospi-
tal. Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at Greater Holy
Cross M. B.

died October
28 in Thomas-
ville, GA. Ser-
vice 2:30 p.m.,
Saturday in the

November 5 at
Miami Jewish
Home. Service
will be held in
Elloree, South

EDWARD LEVER, 73, mechan-
ic, died Novem-
ber 5 at home. i
are incomplete.

SR., 82,
assistant pastor
of St. John M.B.
Church and
retired teacher,
died October
27 at home.
Survivors are
six children, Charles E. Uptgrow
Jr., aka Baby Charles (Maenina),
Eugene Uptgrow (Andrea), Desiree
Uptgrow-Scott (Kelvin), Craig
Uptgrow (Shenika), Twan Uptgrow
(Lorna), Andrea Uptgrow (aka
Delray); four sisters, Willie Mae
Uptgrow Morrison, Robin Benjamin
(Ernest), Maxine (Perry), and
Elaine Grant; two brothers, Julius
Uptgrow and Bernard Uptgrow.
Sixteen grandchildren, eight
great grandchildren and a host of
nieces, nephews, other relatives
and friends. Viewing 4 9 p.m.,
Friday, November 11 at Richardson
Mortuary Funeral Home chapel,
4500 NW 17 Avenue. Service
10 a.m, Saturday at St. John
Missionary Baptist Church, 1328
NW 3 Avenue, Miami. Interment,
Southern Memorial.

died November
1 at Jackson

Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday at
Mt. Calvary

Baptist Church.


J.C. JACKSON, 71, carpenter,
died October
31 at home.
Service 11 a.m.,
November 12
at Morning Star
M.B. Church in

JOHNSON, 42, died N
at home. Service 11 a.m
at Great New Zion AME

Range Wright and Young Happy Birthday


retired home
health aid, died
November 1
at Aventura
Hospice .
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday at
New Hope M.B.


96, retired
realtor, died
November 3.
Viewing 4-8
p.m., Friday,
November 11 at
Range Funeral
Home. Service
1 p.m., Saturday
at New Hope
M.B. Church, 1301 NW 1 Place,

nurse assistant,
died November
6 at Kindred
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
New Jerusalem
Primitive Baptist

services tech,
died October 29
at University of
Miami Hospital.
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday at
First Baptist of

maintenance worker, died October
31 at home. Services were held.

42, Bails
found peace on
November 5,
2011 at Jackson
Hospital North.
Her survivors
include her children Kiamesha,
Corey, Jazmyne, Quinya, and
Corissa, father, sisters, aunts,
uncles, a host of other relatives and
sorrowing friends. The celebration
of her life and ascension to God
will be held on November 12, 2011
at 10 a.m., New Birth International
Cathedral of Faith.

MOSS, 50,
bus operator,
died October
29 at Memorial
South Hospital.
Viewing 5-8 '
p.m., Friday
at the church.
Service 11
a.m., Saturday at Abundant Life
Deliverance Ministries, 6749
Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines,
FL 33023.

HENRY MORRIS, 82, forklift
operator, died
November 5.
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday in the

Allen and Shaw

retired teacher, died November
2 at North Shore Medical Center.
Survivors are son, Michael Cooper;
daughter, Patricia Odom. She was
affectionately loved by her children
and colleagues which admired
CHARLES her work ethics. She had a BA in
ovember 5 elementary education from Florida
., Saturday Memorial in 1978 and a Master
Church of degree from Nova University in

retired teacher,
died November
4 at University of
Miami Hospital
Vitas Hospice.
Viewing 10 '
a.m. 3 p.m.,
Friday at Wright
and Young and
4 p.m. 8 p.m., Friday at Holy
Redeemer and Rosary at 7 p.m.
Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Holy
Redeemer Catholic Church.

91, retired
worker, died I
November 2 at :
home. Service 2
p.m., Saturday,
November 12 at
Second Canaan
M.B Church,
4343 NW 17 Avenue, Miami.

Nakia Ingraham
homemaker, died November 5 at
Memorial Hospital. Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday at Mt. Carmel Missionary
Baptist Church.

ALDO LOZANO, 31, chef, die
November 3 at home. Service 1
p.m., Thursday at Holy Sacrament
Episcopal Church.

Gregg L. Mason
retired domestic worker, died
November 2 at University of Miami
Hospital. Services were held.

In loving memory of,

11/17/37 0111/04

It's been eight years since
you were called home to be
with the Lord.
We miss you and you will
always be in our heart and
never forgotten.
Your loving wife, Dorothy;
son, Michael, we love you.

Happy Birthday

11/11/35 03/12/01

It's been ten years, but it
seems like yesterday. We miss
you dearly.
Love always, your wife, kids
and grands.



\4:30 P.M., TUESDAYL ,_ L.J

In loving memory of,

November 12, 1943

Six years have passed and
the sweet memory of you con-
tinues in our hearts.
Samuel Mustipher, daphne
Whitfield and Kathy Raiford.

In Memoriam
In loving memory of,

01/09/48 11/11/07

Love always, Sherrianne,
Willie, Shirlenia, Willie, Jr.
and family.

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'S mokin'Joe Frazie

dies from liver cancer

By Dan Gelston
Tim Dahlberg

had to throw his greatest punch
to knock down "The Greatest."
A vicious left hook from Fra-
zier put Muhammad Ali on the
canvas in the 15th round in
March 1971 when he became
the first man to beat him in the
Fight of the Century at Madison
Square Garden.
"That was the greatest thing
that ever happened in my life,"
Frazier said.
It was his biggest night, one
that would never come again.
The relentless, undersized
heavyweight ruled the division
as champion, then spent a life-
time trying to fight his way out
of Ali's shadow.
Frazier, who died Monday
night after a brief battle with
liver cancer at the age of 67,
will forever be associated with
Ali. No one in boxing would ever
dream of anointing Ali as The
Greatest unless he, too, was
linked to Smokin' Joe.
"I will always remember Joe
with respect and admiration,"
Ali said in a statement. "My
sympathy goes out to his family
and loved ones."
They fought three times,
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CirY aind oiice in the morning
in a steamy arena in the Thrilla
in Manila in the Philippines.
They went 41 rounds together.
Neither gave an inch and both
gave it their all. Don King, who
promoted the Thrilla in Manila,
was described by a spokesman



as too upset to talk about Fra-
zier's death.
Frazier was small for a heavy-
weight, weighing just 205
pounds when he won the title
by stopping Jimmy Ellis in the
fifth round of their 1970 fight at
Madison Square Garden. But
he fought every minute of ev-
ery round going forward behind
a vicious left hook, and there
were few fighters who could
withstand his constant pres-
sure. His reign as heavyweight
champion lasted only four fights
- including the win over Ali -
before he ran into an even more
fearsome slugger than himself.
George Foreman responded to
Frazier's constant attack by
dropping him three times in
the first round and three more
in the second before their 1973
fight in Jamaica was waved to a
close and the world had a new
heavyweight champion.
Born in Beaufort, S.C., on Jan
12, 1944, Frazier took up box-
ing early after watching weekly
fights on the black and white
television on his family's small
farm. He was a top amateur for
several years, and became the
only American fighter to win a
gold medal in the 1964 Olym-
pics in Tokyo despite fighting in
the final bout with an injured
left thumb. After turning pro in
1965, Frazier quickly became
known for his punching power,
stopping his first 11 opponents.
Within three years he was fight-
ing world-class opposition and,
in 1970, beat Ellis to win the
heavyweight title that he would
hold for more than two years.



Our and Our Community s Beloved Matriarch


November 7, 1915 November 14, 2006

Her Legacy Continues

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
M. Athalie Range Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
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Reginald Saunders. 32. has enjoyed his
young life, writing music for some of
the industry's top celebrities. He says
that last year he wanted to begin to
give back to his community as well as
help talented youth from the Liberty
City area who shared similar dreams of
becoming singers, dancers or produc-
ers. The event was so well received that
Saunders is back again, preparing
for this year's second annual Stop
the Violence and Dance Compe-
tition. It all takes place at the
Joseph Caleb Auditorium at 7
p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20th.
Partnering with him this year
will be his niece. Tiffany Wil-
liams, 23, a young entrepre-
neur who will share a motiva-
tional speech with youth who
"Violence is the number one
problem plaguing inner city
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This year's 28th Annual Miami Book
Fair International will feature an impres- -
sive and diverse group of Black authors,
many of whom will take part in the always ,
popular 'Evenings With . series.' The
eight-day event opens on Sunday, Nov.
13th in downtown Miami at Miami Dade
$ College's Wolfson Campus 1300 NE
Second Ave.) and includes Harry Be-
lafonte, Nelson George, Mat Johnson,
Randall Kennedy, Kadir Nelson, Elizabeth Nunez, Nell Irvin
Painter, Geoffrey Philp, Colson Whitehead and Deborah Willis.
Look for interviews and reviews in next week's Miami Times.

Queen Latifah tapped to

host a daytime talk show
By Lacey Rose
The Queen is heading back to daytime.
Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment and Queen Latifah's
Flavor Unit announced recently that they will be partnering with
Sony Pictures Television to produce a new syndicated talk show
for 2013 with Latifah serving as host. She is expected to join an
already crowded landscape that is likely to include Katie Couric,
Steve Harvey and Jeff Probst.
The deal was spearheaded by Flavor Unit co-founder Shakim
Compere and Overbrook's Miguel Melendez. Both men will serve
as executive producers alongside Overbrook
trio James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett
Smith, Will Smith and Latifah on
the daytime effort.
"We share a common vision
and have been wanting to col-
laborate for quite some time,"
said Compere. Added Melen-
dez, We have known and
admired Latifah for over 20
years: dating back to our mu-
sic days, to her first television
role on The Fresh Prince of
Bel-Air, and years alter when
she worked with Jada on the
film Set it Off."
For Latifah, who has add-
ed movie star (Joyful
Noise), spokesper-
son (CoverGirl)
and producer
(BET's Let's
Stay Together,
S VH1's Single
SLadies) to her
,resume, this
: can be seen
f"as a return to
her roots. She
first hosted a
daytime talker
in 1999; the
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While visiting Leo Pender's
barber shop recently, the
discussion was about
residency of Asians and Middle
Eastern people in the Arcola
Lakes Park and North Miami
areas. Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. stated in his "I Have
a Dream Speech" that one day
people of all kind will sit down
at the same table. That day is
"nowhere" as the communities
are accepting new people and
working together harmonizing
in a discorded economy.
Mom and Pop stores are
operating on every corner like
Chinese restaurants. It was
reported that owners have
been cooperative with the
system of purchasing from a
particular warehouse selling
rice to customers, buying
in bulks, and overfilling the
takeout container with rice
to well satisfied customers.
According to Frank Pinkney,
the restaurant is not elaborate
in equipment, but caters to
Blacks that leave heavy tips on
the table with a full stomach.
Pender interjected how the
Asians have not lived in the
community, but opened nail
salons in the communities
for at least $300 in a day's
work, while he works all day
for at least $100. Yet, he loves
barbering and he has been in
the same location for 30-years.
Mom and Pop Stores in the
community are kept clean
with uniformity in stocking the
merchandise and providing the
Customers with fresh food and
a mini delicacy.
Speaking of people doing
positive things in their life,

Dr. Enum, a
Libyan, came to
this country as a
child and settled
in New York i
where he became
drawn to becoming a dentist.
He attended dentistry school,
completing the requirements
and pursing the ordeal of
receiving his license before
coming to Miami.
His trip to Miami was
unfruitful because of the
job market and filled out
applications for employment.
He was fortunate when he was
hired to fill the vacancy at the
Miami Dental Center. Dr. Enum
has fell right in and mixed well
with the staff. Not only did he
bring youth, but he brought
viable experience, astuteness,
and a methodology of relaxing
the patients and doing what he
has to do painless. Everyone
always leaves comfortable and

The Commissioners Bowl
last Friday, brought the Miami
Central Rockets and Miami
Northwestern Bulls together
to determine who is going to
state. More than 10,000 people
filled Traz Powell Stadium.
On Northwestern side, three
tailgate parties were holding
down the fort. The happiest
group came from International
Longshoremen 1416, such
as Antonio Wilson, Jimmy
Beasley and others.
Joseph Yearby of Central
made a 40-yard touchdown run
making the score 7-6 in favor
of the Rockets. It remained
that way until the half.

The Rockets were the first
t9. hit the field for the half-
..time entertainment. The Bulls
followed with an outstanding
entrance and music the crowd
could hear. The band wore
pink T-shirts in honor of
rest cancer and received a
standing ovation.
Miami Central won the game
38-17 over Northwestern.
:'-Kudos go out to the Miami
Northwestern Booster Club
that negotiated with Nike
to- provide jerseys, t-shirts,
a tailgate tent and more.
Members of the club are Nicole
Larkin, Cassandra Sims-
Gilbert, James McKinney,
Sr., Jermaine Scott, Maurice
Davis, Shara Johnson. Robin
Sims, Sidney Simpson,
Dana Smith, Audrey Cohen.
Darlene Brown, Jerry
Sutherland, Ada Buchanan,
cheerleader/booster president;
Robbie Dukes, Warren
Cash, David Wiggins, Kenny
Washington, Evin Alexander,
Caleb Crosby and Tommy
Streeter, Sr.
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Kudos go out to Charlie
Mae Culpepper, chairperson;
Frank G. Hall, president of
Booker T. Washington Class of
1961 for their Second Annual
Prayer Breakfast Fundraiser,
last Saturday, at Church of
the Open Door with Keith
Lovarity, planner and Rev.
Dr. R. Joaquin Willis, pastor,
and members of the BTW 1961
class. The theme was "Sweet
Hour Morning Prayer without
Culpepper used her stage
skills to move the program
rapidly as she called upon
Evangelist Velma Boule
Arnold from St. Agnes
Episcopal Church to begin
the invocation; followed by'
Yvonne R. Pickett from New


Major Geaninton, T. Willard Fair and Annie Ross.

Shiloh MBC to bring welcome/
occasion: James Erwin to
celebrate his presence Through
His Word: and Michael
Johnson from Mt. Olivette
MBC to celebrate his presence
through music.
Significant prayers came for
Dr. Venita B. Timpson from Mt.
Sinai MBC prayed for religion;
Deacon Vincent Stirrup
from Temple MBC prayed
for the sick and shut in and
the homeless; Rev. Franklin
Clark from Mt. Olivette MBC
prayed for children, schools
and educators; and Vicar
J. Leggett from Our Savior
Lutheran praying for the
government, national, state,
and local. The congregation
was led into singing -Blessed
Assurance" by Gregory Scott
from Cooper City Church of
Evangelist Carol Smith from
Temple prayed for the world and
finance; Dorothy Chaney from
Mt. Sinai prayed for family,
friends and bereaved families;
Rev. Dr. Ralph Ross prayed for

the Class of '61; and President
Hall thanked everyone for
participating and attending,
while Bishop Daisy Williams
provided the benediction and
everyone sang the alma mater.

Happy Birthday to Annie
H. Ross, founder. District
2 Northside Citizen's Crime
Watcher (CCW), who sat among
her Watchers that celebrated
with her during the final
meeting of the year at Covenant
Palms/Urban League Office.
Ross took the leadership and
presided over the meeting.
She called on Gloria Hugne
to bring welcome/occasion to
the huge crowd, followed by
the entrance of The Explorers,
who presented the flag in a
military style as James Smith
sang 'America The Beautiful"
and "God Bless America."
Invocation and Prayer was
done by Rev. Andrew Floyd,
newly appointed pastor at First
Baptist Church of Brownsville.
A new change greeted the
CCW by engaging in a raffle,

other games, singing hymns
and presented Ross with roses
and other gifts coming from
Officers Laytona Graham,
Dana Carter. Roy Brown, and
McFadden. Also, a plaque and
roses from Commissioner Jean
Ross reciprocated by
presenting plaques to T.
Willard Fair. Robert Earley,
Valerie Anderson. Ruby
Allen and George Yap. Special
thanks went out to Major Garry
Geaninton. Major Robert
Carley, and Fair for the food
and space he donated.
Rev. Joann Brookins, the
newly appointed pastor at
Opa-Locka UMC, has planned
several programs for the
community, such as family
day and recently, inviting
Bethune-Cookman University
Gospel Clioir to be presented
in conceti.', Kudos go out to
T. Eilene Martin-Major for
assisting and inviting Wayne
Davis, local alumni president,
arranging for Larry Josey and
Karri Brookins to come with
the choir from Daytona Beach.
Hats are off to Ventellis
Rendrido, director and Ballarie
Ingrami .3 chaperone. Choir
members included Chelee
Hennings, Nancy Vixamon,
Angeleigh Rodrigquez,
Steve Washington,
Austin Easterling. Baldy
Sharpe, Crystal Baptiste,
Shermiga Emicker, Patricia
Momprempremier, Jalen
Booker, Ashley James,
Marcus Curtis, Jessica Estel,
Charle' Barnes, Anthony
Brown, Alexis Wallace,
Ramika Mills. Minam King,
Nikki Grant, Karanita
Cummings, Ciera Scott.
Jarcaruoys Boykins, Breanna
Dickey, Shayla Turner,
BriaTigner and Bridget

Miamians were once again
sadden to hear of the demise
of Rev. Charles Uptgrow
who died last Thursday.
Rev. Uptgrow graduated
from Booker T. Washington
in 1948. His funeral will be
held on Saturday, November
12th at St. John Baptist
Church. Sympathy to all of
his family.
Are you ready for some
football? The weekend of
the Florida Classic will
be November 18-20. All
highways will be leading to
Orlando to watch Bethune-
Cookman University play
against Florida A&M
Get well wishes and
our prayers go out to
all of you: Ebenezer
"Scrooge" Edwards,
Sharon Anderson, Naomi
Allen Adams, Gail Goring,
: Norma Culmer Mims,
Winston Scavella, Lorna
Brown-Mathis, Inez
Johnson, Wilhelmina
Welch, JoAnn Parker,
Jacqueline Livingston,
Jessie Stinson, Louise
H. Cleare, Denise Flores,
Yvonne Johnson-Gaitor,
, Grace Heastie-Patterson
and Eva Johnson.
Hearty congratulations go
out to my soror Agenoria
Spearman-Paschal and
her wonderful family that
appeared in the Neighbors
section of The Miami Herald

last Sunday. Agenoria's
husband was the late
Fletcher Paschal. who
taught school in Dade
County for many years.
The class of 1955 of
Dorsey High School
worshipped at Mt. Zion
Baptist Church with their
classmate Rev. Ralph M.
Ross. The class enjoyed
the service and further
enjoyed the day by having
lunch together at The City
of Miami Restaurant. The
following former Miamians
send a big hello to their
classmates and friends:
Grace Heastie-Patterson
(Maryland and D.C.),
Brenda Hepburn-Eddy
(Burlington, N.C.), Sceiva
"Adams-Holland (Tuskegee,
AL), Jeffrey and Olga
Young (San Antonio, TX).
George Wilkerson (Valley
Cottage, NY), Shalisha Gee
(Atlanta, GA), Sybelene
Gray-Rodriguez (Seattle,
WA) and Elva Heastie-
Gamble (Detroit, Ml).
Kudos to the outstanding
committee of the Sistahs
Summit 2011 of Mt.
Hermon AME Church,
who implemented a
most successful event
on October 28-30. The
highlight of the summit was
the Third Annual Literary
Luncheon, which featured
two prominent writers
and speakers: Rev. Dr. Jo

Ann Browning (co-pastor,
Ebenezer AME Church, Ft.
Washington, MD) and Rev.
Dr. Claudette A. Copeland
(pastor and co-founder,
New Creation Christian
Fellowship, San Antonio,
Birthday greetings to
Nikki Y. Cannon, great-
granddaughter of the
late Stanley and Pauline
Newbold, who enjoyed her
30th Birthday Celebration
at a dinner party at the
Grand Lux Restaurant
in Aventura, surrounded
by friends and relatives:
Aundra Goodmond, Chekia
Hill, Brittany Phillips,
Stephina Washington-
Newbold, Ahmad Newbold,
Cecil Newbold III, Dwayne
Cannon, Jr., Adres
Jackson-White, Esq.,
Judith Case, Nyla Smith,
Tiffany Phillips, Rhonda
Davis, Denisa Haynes,
Danielle McLauglin and
Blythe Robinson. Nikki's
birthday celebration
continued on to Bethune-
Cookman University,
where she and her college
classmates enjoyed the
homecoming game.
The Episcopal Church
Women and Parish Family
of St. Agnes Episcopal
Church cordially invite you
to the Annual Calendar
Tea on Sunday, November
13th at 4 p.m. Performing
guest artists will be Yvonne
Brown, Jazz vocalist and
The Gary Thomas Trio.
The event is free, followed
by a Gala Reception in the
Blackett Parish Hall.

Saunders is the force behind anti-violence program

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youth sometimes they react
inappropriately because they
don't know any other way," he
said. "We want kids to really
think about the consequences
of their actions."
Saunders says he first
thought of the event because
of the role that music plays in
the lives of Black youth.
"You may not be able to get
kids to sit down for a lecture,
but they listen to music," he
said. "The message of peace
and resolving conflicts with-
out violence translates well -
youth start to live what they
hear. With that in mind, we

are focusing on bringing posi-
tive messages through the
Miami native and rising rap
phenom Brianna will perform
her hit "Marilyn Monroe" and
has given her full support to
the show. which includes both
a dance competition and an
opportunity for young sing-
ers, poets and instrumental-
ists to share their gifts in a
Showtime at the Apollo-like
"The event's title speaks for
itself it's a positive way for
young people like myself to be
active, have fun and dance,"
Brianna said. "Most youth
today are into hip-hop mu-
sic and dancing so this is a

perfect outlet to display our
youth in a more positive light.
I'm excited about performing
this year. This event will be
amazing and something no
one should miss."
Toine the Don and Larry
Dogg will co-host the event.
Miguel and Rick Ross are
among this year's invited
guests. Saunders says there's
still room for dancers that
wish to compete and hope-
fully equal the success of last
year's co-winner, FBI KIDZ,
who will also take to the stage.
For more information, contact
Saunders at 2thepointmusic@i
gmail.com or visit the website,

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Cranberry Grape Relish
Yields: 3 cups
2 cups red seedless California grapes
1 12-ounce package cranberries, fresh or
1 orange, juiced and zested
1/2 cup sugar
Place all ingredients in heavy saucepan and bring to a
boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook,
stirring occasionally for 10 minutes until thick and
Let cool thoroughly, then store in airtight container
in refrigerator for up to one week. Serne alongside

Make Grapes Your
Healthy Holiday Ally
* Fresh grapes are low in calories
-just 90 per 3/4 cup serving -
yet are satisfying and very, very
good for sou. Grapes of all colors
are a natural source of beneficial -
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which may help contribute to a
health) heart.
* Snack on grapes before going out.
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in moderation.
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and as a side so friends and family
can share in the goodness of this
beautiful fruit.

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bright, and yet traditional all at the same time? The answer is fresh grapes. Luckily.
grapes from California are in plentiful supply in all colors red, green
and black throughout the holiday season.
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delightful and satisfying results. There
are man) familiar stuffing ingredients in Wild Rice Stuffing %with Grapes
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turkey to game hens to goose.
In Grape Cranberry Relish. two seasonal fruits work \ery. well together. Grapes provide natural sweetness,
so the the amount of sugar that's added to quiet the strong tartness of cranberries is much reduced compared to
similar recipes. The relish is a nice blend of still-noticeable grapes in a sauce that's remarkably luscious.
Pluck the gift of grapes this holiday season and you'll enjoy e\er, juicy bite no matter howl you choose to
.. serve them. For more recipes, visit
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sparkling wine
cocktail flavored
with a dash of
crime de cassis
and adorned with
colorful grapes
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Arrange grapes
around rour
cheese plate and
cut into mini-
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Grapes-make for easy decoraiors arid p ieieso, l at' platter or draed f on a Pake plate.
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The Miami Northwest-
ern Class of 1967 will meet
Wednesday, November 9 at
7 p.m. at the home of Mrs.
Queen Hall in Miami Gardens.
Meetings are the second
Wednesday of each month.
The remaining calendar date
is December 14. Any ques-
tions, contact Elaine Meller-
son at 305-757-4471 or 786-

Liberty City Farmers
Market will be held Thurs-
days, 12-5 p.m. and Satur-
day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. start-
ing Thursday, November 10
at TACOLCY Park until May
2012. For more information,
call 954-235-2601 or 305-751-
1295 ext. 107.

Miami-Dade County
Health Department and
Commissioner Rebeca
Sosa is offering the "Annu-
al Flu Vaccination Drive" for
County residents. It will be
held on Thursday, November
10 from 9-11 a.m. at the Mi-
ami Springs Community Cen-
ter. For more information, call
the district office at 305-267-

i Jackson North Medi-
cal Center will be hosting a
maternity seminar and tour
on Friday, November 11 and
December 16 from 11 a.m.-1
p.m. For more information or
to RSVP, call 305-654-3053.

Free homebuyer's educa-
tion workshop by Opa-locka
CDC will be held on Satur-
days, November 12 and De-
cember 10. Classes are from
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Get your cer-
tificate for attending the eight
hour course and hear about
NSP2 properties, guidelines
and subsidies. For additional
information and locations, call
305-687-3545 ext. 238 or ext.

The Habitat for Hu-
manity of Greater Miami
will have homeownership ap-
plication meetings at several
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.

YMCA of Greater Mi-
ami and The Power of Pets
by Mars Petcare present
the 2011 Woof Walk Fun Run
and Community Dog Walk on
Saturday, November 12 from
10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the North
Pointe YMCA Youth Activity
Center. It is free and open to
the public. For more informa-
tion, call 786-433-9622.

Commissioner Lynda
Bell is hosting her First An-
nual Thanksgiving Food Give-
away on Saturday, November
12 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at
South Dade Park. For more in-
formation, call 305-378-6677.

0 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.

B Booker T. Washington
Class of 1965, Inc. will meet
on Saturday, November 12 at
4:30 p.m. at the African Heri-
tage Cultural Arts Center. For

more information, contact
Lebbie Lee at 305-213-0188.

The Booker T. Wash-
ington Class of 1964 will
worship on Sunday, November
13 at St. Mary's W.M. Church,
4798 NW 8th Avenue. Service
begins at 10:30 a.m. For fur-
ther information, contact G.
Hunter at 305-632-6506.

The 28th edition of the
Miami Book Fair Interna-
tional will take place on No-
vember 13-20 at Miami Dade
College's Wolfson Campus.
For more information, visit

The Miami-Dade State
Attorney's Office will have
their 'Second Chance' Sealing
and Expungement Program
on Wednesday, November 16
from 4-7 p.m. at West Kend-
all Regional Library. You may
pre-register at www.miam-
isao.com. For more informa-
tion, call the State Attorney's
Office Community Outreach
Division at 305-547-0724.

Landmark Education
is collecting new and gently
used books for children in Tri-
County area during the month
of 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

Booker T. Washington
Class of 1967 members are
encouraged to join monthly
class meetings the 3rd Sat-
urday of each month at the
African Heritage Cultural Arts
Center. For more information,
contact L. King at 305-333-

Epsilon Alpha Chapter
of Alpha Pi Chi National
Sorority, Inc. cordially in-
vites the public to their annual
Fall Scholarship Luncheon on
Saturday, November 19 at 11
a.m. For more information,
contact E. Stevenson at 305-

The Miami-Dade Parks,
Recreation and Open Spac-
es Department will host the
Fall Art Series at the Women's
Park on Saturday, November
19. For more information, call

M Dr. Sharon Lovett of
The Love Supper, a non-
profit organization, invites
the community to their free
event on Saturday, November
19 at 7 p.m. at House of God
Miracle Temple, 1425 NW 59th
Street in Miami. For more in-
formation, contact Dr. Sharon
Lovett at 561-681-6817.

Speaking Hands Orga-
nization is hosting a three
day mini camp on November
21-23. For more information,
call 954-792-7273.

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
families. For more informa-
tion, call 786-273-0294.

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, November 27 and De-
cember 18 at 7 p.m. For more
information, call 786-273-

I The College of Arts and
Science Art and Art Histo-
ry Department at UM pres-
ents the 4th Cane Fair featur-

ing artwork of UM students.
The exhibition will run from
November 29, 2011 to Janu-
ary 27, 2012 at the Wynwood
Project Space. For more infor-
mation, call 305-284-3161.

1 The Miami Jazz Society,
Miami Tower, Sky Lounge
and Community Cultural
Discovery Exchange pres-
ents the fall downtown jazz
series and downtown film se-
ries during the month of No-
vember at the Miami Towel-
Sky Lounge and the Inter-
continental Miami Indigo: Bar.
For more information, con-
tact Keith Clarke at 305-684-

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

Calling all MRM Alumni
(Miami Alpha, Broward and
Pompano grads), join us in fel-
lowship on Saturday, Decem-
ber 10 from 6-9 p.m. at New
Jerusalem Baptist Church.
For more information, contact
Rev. Ron Jackson at 305-795-

The Booker T. Wash-
ington Class of 1965, Inc.
will worship together on Sun-
day, December 18 at 10 a.m.
at St. Paul AME Church. All
members are requested to
please attend.

Registration for Miami-
Dade County Parks' Winter
Break Camps has begun.
Camps will be held December
19, 2011-January 2, 2012 from
9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more infor-
mation, contact Miami-Dade
Count/ information Hotline
at 3-1-1 or the Miami-Dade
County Parks, Recreation &
Open Spaces Department at

Dad's for Justice, a pro-
gram under Chai Community
Services, assists non-custo-
dial parents through Miami-
Dade State Attorney's Office
with child support modifica-
tions and visitation rights.
For more information, or to
schedule an appointment, call

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-
tend 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.

The Miami Jackson
Generals Alumni Asso-
ciation is calling all former
cheerleaders, drill team, ma-
jorettes, dance line, flagettes
and band members for the
upcoming Soul Bowl Alumni
Pep Rally. For more informa-
tion, call 305-651-5599 or

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 So-
fia 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.

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

Empowerment Tutor-
ing in Miami Gardens offers
free tutoring with trained
teachers. For more informa-
tion, call 305-654-7251.

Merry Poppins Day-
care/Kindergarten in Mi-
ami has free open enrollment
for VPK, all day program. For
information, 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 informa-
tion, call Jean at 305-688-
3322 or Coach Rozier at 305-

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 Lo-
letta Forbes at 786-593-9687
or Elijah Lewis at 305-469-

Great Crowd Ministries
presents South Florida Gos-
pel Festival at Amelia Earhart
Park on Saturday, rarc.h 10,
2012 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For
more information, contact
Constance Koon-Johnson at

Come and join The
Washingtonians Class of
6T5, Inc. on their cruise
aboard Carnival Cruise Line,
Imagination on June 8-11,
2012 to the Bahamas. For
more information, contact
Barbara Brown Graham at
305-205-7115 or Vera Lee at

Garth Fagan Dance makes its South Dade premier

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and maintained a frantic
page, despite their age. They
are part of the "old school"
that works with a superb
cadre of young dancers.
Nicolette DePass, born in
Jamaica and Vitolio Jeune,
a native of Haiti were by
far two of the most talent-
ed dancers on stage. Both
showcased their talents
in solos, duets and trios
as well as in full ensem-
ble pieces. Fagan's dance

often included segments
where the music stops but
the dancers continue, re-
lying on their own inter-
nal clocks and the sounds
of their feet to maintain
the rhythm. Other danc-
ers that were outstanding
and should be watched in
the future included: Wyn- I
ton Rice, Khama Kgari and
Lindsay Renea. GFD brings
a majestic combination of
modern dance, ballet and
Afro-Caribbean styles to
the stage. The show was

According to reports, Odd Future (OF) member Lett Brain
is accused ol hitting a female photographer during a show ini .
flew Orleans, Louisiana.
Reports state that photographer Amy Harris claims she
was slapped by OF member Left Brain, who knocked her cam
era out oft her hands during the group's performance at the
Voodoo Experience.
The Odd Future member allegedly attacl'ed the photogra-
prier after Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator insisted that tans
should be allowed closer to the stage, instead of photogra-
phers in the photo pit.
Reports claim that Left Brami, proceeded to pour water on photographers, push them
arnd kick their equipment, which led to Harris being hit

____ cTwo Georgia producers filed a lawsuit against Shawty Lo
last week saying the Atlanta rapper owes them advances and
royalties Irom his album Units in the City. According to the two,
they had an oral agreement with the rapper and D4L Records
in rtovember 2007 that was supposed to amend a previous,
written contract.
Producers Cory Way and Teriyakie Smith claim they agreed
to produce Shawty Lo's album, which was released in February
2008, in exchange for a fee of $5,000 per track for any master
S. recording they did for him. Way says he's owed $22,500 in ad-
vances in addition to a two percent royalty for each album sold. Smith says he's owed
a total of $30,000.
While they both say that the rapper has paid them tens of thousands of dollars each,
they are still seeking a combined total of $200,000 in damages.

Gucci Mane was denied an early release by a judge recently
and was also served with a civil lawsuit.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a DeKalb
County judge denied the Atlanta rapper's bid to cut short his
six-month sentence for battery. Gucci's lawyer had proposed :'
to the court that his client's sentence be halved in exchange
for a benefit concert on behalf of the DeKalb County Battered
Women's Shelter.
Directly after the judge's ruling, Gucci was hit with a civil law-
suit by the victim of his April assault case.
After Gucci completes his full six-month bid, he'll have to
tackle 12 weeks of anger management classes, as well as $5,091 for the victim's medi-
cal bills and a $3,000 fine.

.-.- James Brown's former manager has been sentenced to
three years of home confinement on charges he took more
*" A 1 money than he was allowed under contract from the late soul
singer in his iinal years.
h The Ailen Standard reported recently that 72-year-old David
."''-Cannon of Barnwell entered an Alford plea to two counts of
breach of trust. The plea does not admit guilt, but acknowl-
edges there is enough evidence for a conviction.
Prosecutors said Cannon was supposed to receive five
percent of whatever Brown made in a year but instead gave
himself close to 15 percent. Cannon was also accused of stealing part of a $900,000
check, but his defense says that was a misunderstanding. Attorney Gregory Harris says
Cannon was owed the money.


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The Miami Times




approve FPL

rate increase

Fee begins in January
By Julie Patel

Monthly bills for Florida Power & Light custom-
ers who use 1,000 kilowatt-hours will increase
by at least $2.49 next year
Regulators recently approved a $2.50 increase
for charges FPL passes to customers for its envi-
ronmental, energy conservation, fuel and other
costs. The state Public Service Commission is
also expected to approve a one cent decrease for
a storm charge customers pay and it will consid-
er a 23-cent base rate increase Nov. 22.
If those changes are approved, customers wvho
use 1,000 kilowatt-hours a month would pay
$99.26 in January. up $2.72 from the $96.54
they currently pay.
The increase approved is largely due to a high-
er capacity charge, which pays for an increase
in energy supply, including costs of proposed
nuclear projects. There is also an increase allot-
ted for programs that help customers lower their
electricity use and environmental projects that
allow FPL to comply with federal and state air
and water standards.
Our customers continue to save mone\ on
fuel costs due to the investments FPL has made
in the efficiency of our power plant fleet," FPL
Spokesman Mark Bubriski wrote in an e-mail.
For instance, he said a new power generator in
western Palm Beach County %will save $20 mil-
lion in 2012. Customers will pay $166 million in
2012 for it but they will reap $186 million in fuel
Bubriski noted the typical bill in 2012 will be a
lot lower than the nearly $109 typical customers
paid in 2006 and it will still make the utility's
typical bill among the lowest in the state.

ck wned bank gets

last minute bailout

1ti^a ?q thatafew M York City-based Carver
i.A,- g a -'Bnf'he largest Black-owned banking The
t~y,. '-ight have to '1ose its doors following a sharehold-
mieeting- ..
T-hanU) y that wdn''t happen. '
.ccordingmtQoa batli official, Carver will receive a $55 mil-
lionp infusiqn of cash and will be saved. But for how long?
-r ., Everyfew -years, the bank seems to be in the same position,
,wh r t-e. :major congtlmerate banks Bank of America,
r WeUAs Fargo, Citibank, etc. are thriving following a bailout
am the American taxpayer.
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Retrenching after earnings decline

By Clare Ansberry

After 13 years helpmg work-
ers at Diebold Inc., a maker of
ATMs and security systems,
update their job skills through
training programs, Tanya-
Ross-Lanewas laid off from
her job, which paid $55,000 a
At the time, her husband,
Michael Lane, also was un-
employed, having lost his job
with a home contractor, where
he was earning $15 to $20 an
hour pouring concrete and
installing cabinets and floors.
Please turn to DECLINE 8D

Survey: More professional women choosing time over money

By Anita Bruzzese

Tiffany Willis of Dallas has
spent years climbing the corpo-
rate career ladder, working up
to 70-hour weeks and pulling
in about $60,000 as a middle
She describes herself "as that
mom sitting at the top of the
bleachers at my kid's Saturday-
morning football game on my
cellphone for a conference call
with my laptop."
But no more.
She walked away from the
pressures, paycheck and pres-
tige of jobs she called "meaning-
ful and important" earlier this
year and refuses to return, no
matter how many offers come
her way.

"I will never go back to the
corporate world," she says. "I
want to own my life."
A new nationwide survey
shows that Willis, 44, may not
be alone. A women and work-
place survey from More maga-
zine shows that 43 percent of
the women surveyed say they
are less ambitious now than
they were a decade ago. And
only a quarter of the 500 women
ages 35 to 60 say they're work-
ing toward their next promotion.
And forget about the corner of-
fice: three out of four women in
the survey 73 percent say
they would not apply for their
boss' job. Almost two of five -
38 percent report they don't
want to put up with the stress,
office politics and responsibility

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Chairman and CEO of Xerox Ursula Burns speaks onstage at
the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Dinner New York City.

that often go hand in hand with
such positions.

More Editor-in-Chief Lesley
Jane Seymour says she's hop-
ing that the survey, conducted
in June, is more a reflection of
the stress and negativity of dif-
ficult economic times and not a
permanent trend.
"We're bemoaning the lack of
women in top Fortune 500 com-
panies or women in political of-
fice," Seymour says. "We're slid-
ing backwards, and here's your
answer. It's because we have
thrown ice water all over ambi-
Just 16 Fortune 500 firms
have female CEOs, although

that number will soon grow to
18. Last week, Virginia Rom-
etty at IBM and Heather Bresch
at pharmaceutical giant Mylan
were tapped to become CEOs.
Polling Company Inc./Wom-
anTrend surveyed women who
had at least a college degree,
were employed in a profession-
al position and had at least a
$60,000 annual income if
single and $75,000 if married.
Two of three of women re-
ported they would prefer to have
more free time than a bigger
paycheck, and two of five said
they would be willing to accept
less money for more flexibility.
Willis says she's not surprised
about results showing more
women backing away from top
corporate positions.

Overcoming income inequalities through better choices

By Charlene Cromwell

This week when the Congressional
Budget Office (CBO) released find-
ings on its analysis of the nation's
income inequalities from a 30-year
review (1979-2007), media coverage
According to CBO, the nation's top
one percent of household income
more than tripled during these
years, while middle class house-

holds either slipped into poverty or
barely held on to their standard of
living. Middle class income earners
representing 60 percent of the pop-
ulation accounted for only 40 per-
cent of after-tax household income.
And among America's lowest earn-
ing workers about 20 percent of
the population, the growth in aver-
age real after-tax household income
was only 18 percent.
The report advised, "The rap-

id growth in average real
household income for the
one percent of the popula-
tion with the highest in-
come was a major factor
contributing to the growing
inequality in the distribu-
tion of household income
between 1979 and 2007.
Shifts in government trans-
fers and federal taxes also
contributed to the increase


in inequality."
For Blacks in partic-
ular, these ill-advised
policies have been par-
ticularly painful un-
employment rates double
that of the rest of the na-
tion, neighborhoods dot-
ted with foreclosures and
short-sales, a lack of af-
fordable housing for for-
mer homeowners, and

for those lucky enough to still have
a job incomes trailing the rest of
the nation.
We cannot continue along the
same 30-year path that has led
to such pathetic results. The na-
tion needs the return of a robust
economy and a time when vigorous
enforcement from our federal con-
sumer-watchdog agency convinces
more businesses to become more

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Cost of fatal car collision is $6M

AAA studies fiscal impact

in 99 areas

By Larry Copeland

The emotional toll for
Americans who lose a
friend or loved one in
a motor vehicle crash
has a steep financial
counterpart an av-
erage $6 million per
fatal accident, accord-
ing to auto club AAA.
In a new report com-
paring the cost to the
nation of motor vehi-
cle crashes with that
of traffic congestion,
AAA analyzed the fi-
nancial damage of
traffic crashes in 99
urban areas. It con-
cluded that the cost of
crashes in those cities
was more than three
times that of conges-
tion: $299.5 billion
compared with $97.7
billion. The congestion
costs include the price
of gas wasted idling in
traffic and loss of mo-
torists' time.
The study, which
used 2009 data, found
that the average cost
of an injiury-only
crash is $126.000.
AAA based its es-
timates on Federal
Highway Administra-
tion data that place
dollar values on 11
components: property
damage; lost earn-
ings; loss of house-
hold; activities; medi-
cal costs; emergency
services; travel delays;
vocational rehabilita-
tion; lost time at work;
administrative costs;
legal costs; and pain,

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and lost quality of life.
The costs of fatal
crashes and those
causing serious inju-
ries have risen sharp-
ly since 2005, the last
time AAA did a com-
parable study; then,
the cost of a traffic
fatality was $3.24 mil-
lion, an injury crash
AAA's study is de-
signed to push road
safety to the forefront
of the national debate
over transportation
priorities as Congress
considers a long-term
highway funding bill,
says Chris Plaushin,
AAA's director of fed-
eral relations.
"We wanted to raise
the profile and raise
the awareness," he
says. "Right now, it's
jobs, it's construction,
it's economic growth
that are being talked
about. This is part of

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with clients to achieve
their marketing goals.
Create innovative ad-
vertising campaigns. As-
sist in achieving its de-
sired revenue growth by
selling advertising time,
event sponsorships and
web-based programs.
Provide excellent cus-
tomer service. Analyze
client needs to uncover
key marketing chal-
lenges. Use creativity,
market research and
interpersonal skills to
provide effective mar-
keting solutions geared
towards meeting key cli-
ent objectives.

Responsibilities: Man-
age all aspects of cli-
ent accounts from initial
contact through collec-
tions and renewed con-

Qualifications: This is
a position for someone
looking for a challenge;
who has a hunger to
succeed and is new to
sales. Must have prob-
lem solving skills, disci-
pline, positivity, work in-
tensity and the ability to
quickly develop relation-
ships. Should be highly
motivated with a deep
desire to sell. College
degree and radio sales
experience pre-ferred,
but not required.

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our effort to bang the
drum about safety."
David Schrank, co-
author of an annual
analysis of congestion
patterns in the U.S.,
says it would be dif-
ficult to try to reduce
either congestion or
crashes without also
working on the other.
"A lot of times, if you
look at locations where
you have congestion,
you'll also find plenty
of crashes occurring,
and vice versa," says
Schrank of the. Texas
Transportation ; Insti-
tute, a research arm of
Texas A&M University.

He says previous stud-
ies have found that 25
percent-40 percent of
congestion results not
from outmoded roads
or heavy traffic but
from crashes, weather
events and objects in
the roadway.
Motor vehicle crashes
are the leading cause
of death among people
ages five-34 in the U.S.
The per-person cost
of crashes causing
deaths .or serious inju-
ries varies-among sim-
ilar-sized cities: from
$2,016 in Miami-Fort
Lauderdale to $796 in
San Francisco among

large cities; from
$3,747 in Baton Rouge
to $618 in Colorado
Springs among me-
dium cities, and from
$2,787 in Beaumont-
Port Arthur, Texas, to
$670 in Boulder, Colo.,
among small cities.
AAA makes recom-
mendations to reduce
the financial impact of
crashes. Among them:
more investment in
proven safety mea-
sures such as cable
barriers along medians
to prevent crossover
accidents, modernized
roundabouts and rum-
ble strips.




The City of Miami is seeking to fill a youth member vacancy, and prospective
regular and youth member vacancies, on the OAB/Overtown Community Over-
sight Board. Specific qualifications and eligibility requirements are set forth in
Ordinance 12858 amending Article XI of Chapter 2 of the City Code. Applicants
shall be persons of knowledge, experience, mature judgment and background,
having ability and desire to act in the public interest in order to make informed"'
and equitable decisions concerning the Overtown Area.

Members must be 18 years of age or older, and be a resident of the Overtown
Area; or own property or operate a business in the Overtown Area; or be an
employee or board member of a community development corporation or a com-
munity based organization located in and providing services to the Overtown
Area; or operate or be an employee of a business in the Overtown Area. Youth
members shall be more than 14 and less than 19 years of age, reside in the
Overtown Area and attend an accredited educational institution in the Overtown
Area. Additionally, as of January 14, 2010 board members are required to have
completed an ethics course within ninety (90) days of taking office or within at
least one (1) year prior to taking office.

The City Commission will consider filling an existing youth vacancy at its
meeting of December 15, 2011. The list of interested individuals will be avail-
able for public review at the Office of the City Clerk on Tuesday, November
29, 2011, following the scheduled deadline for receipt of said applications on
Monday, November 28, 2011 at 4 PM. Application forms will be available from
the Office of the City Clerk and the City Clerk's website (http://miamigov.coml
Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15533) City Clerk





The Miami City Commission seeks to create a membership applicant pool for
current and prospective vacancies on the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board.
Specific qualifications and eligibility requirements are set forth in Section 62-
63 of the Miami City Code and require that members must be electors of the
City of Miami. Applicants must possess the knowledge, experience, judgment,
background, ability and desire to act in the public interest. Additionally, as of
January 14, 2010 board members are required to have completed an ethics
course within ninety (90) days of taking office or within at least one (1) year prior
to taking office. Individuals representing the various social, demographic and
economic elements of the city are encouraged to apply.

Public, professional, or citizen organizations within the area having interest in
and knowledge of the planning and plan implementation process are encour-
aged and solicited to submit to the Office of City Clerk, 3500 Pan American
Drive, Miami, Florida 33133, in writing, the names and addresses of persons
and their qualifications for consideration as prospective appointees to fill pres-
ent vacancies on said boards.

The City Commission will consider filling vacancies as they may occur. The list
of interested individuals will be available for public review at the Office of the
City Clerk on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, following the scheduled deadline
for receipt of said applications on Monday, November 28, 2011, at 4:00 PM.
Application forms are available from the Office of City Clerk and the City Clerk's
website (http://miamigov.com/city_clerklPages/BoardlBoard.asp).

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15532) City Clerk

BofA drops debit card fee plan
Bank of America Darnell, co-chief op- card fees in the past
said recently it is drop- rating officer, in the week, leaving Bank
ping its heavily criti- statement. "Our cus- of America virtually
cized plan to charge tomers' voices are most alone in its effort to re-
customers $5 a month important to us. As a coup revenues it is los-

for making purchases
with their debit cards.
The nation's second-
biggest bank made
the announcement in
a brief news release
posted on its website.
'We have listened
to our customers very
closely over the last
few weeks and recog-
nize their concern with
our proposed debit us-
age fee," said David

result, we are not cur-
rently charging the fee
and will not be moving
forward with any addi-
tional plans to do so."
The move marks a
dramatic retreat fol-
lowing decisions by
several rivals in recent
days to drop customer
tests of the new fees.
Wells Fargo, Sun-
Trust and Regions also
nixed plans for debit

ing due to new federal
limits on "swipe fees"'
charged to merchants.
Separately, Chase
said it is ending a test
of a basic checking ac-
count that charged a
$15 monthly fee.
The cancellation of
the higher-fee check-
ing account comes as
the bank ends another
test of a $3 fee for debit




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

The Miami City Commission requests all interested parties be present or repre-
sented at this meeting and are invited to express their views. Should any person
desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, that person shall ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, including all testimony and 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) 250-5361 (Voice) no laterth.an,twp (2) buyp jJs
days prior to the proceeding, or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY no later than threq ^,
business days prior to the proceeding ...
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Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC (ii }) i
(#15528) City Clerk .



In compliance with Sections 62-186 and 62-187 of the Miami City Code, as
amended, the City Commission of the City of Miami, not earlier than thirty (30)
days from this day, will consider the appointment of members to the City of Mi-
ami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board. Board members must ei-
ther be permanent residents of the City of Miami or work or maintain a business
in the City of Miami or own real property in the City of Miami. As of January 14,
2010 board members are required to have completed an ethics course within
ninety (90) days of taking office or within at least one (1) year prior to taking of-
fice-.Code Section 2-884(e) stipulates that no employee of Miami-Dade County,
Florida, or any municipality therein other than City employees, shall serve on
or be appointed to any board of the City (this restriction may be waived by a
four-fifths affirmative vote of the City Commission, provided the individual is a
resident of the City of Miami). Board members must be appointed according to
the following qualifications:
One member shall be an architect registered in the State.
One member shall be a landscape architect registered in the State.
One member shall be a historian or architectural historian qualified by
means of education or experience and having knowledge and interest
in county history or architectural history.
One member shall be an architect or architectural historian having
demonstrated knowledge and experience in architectural restoration
and historic preservation.
One member shall be an experienced real estate broker licensed by
the State.
One member shall be a person experienced in the field of business
and finance or law.
Three members shall be citizens with demonstrated knowledge and
interest in historic and architectural heritage of the City and/or conser-
vation of natural environment, and may also qualify under any of the
above categories.
One alternate member shall qualify under one of the above catego-
Public, professional, or citizen organizations having interest in and knowledge
of historic and/or environmental preservation are encouraged and solicited to
submit to the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Mi-
ami, Florida, 33133, a completed nomination form indicating the name, address
and qualifications of persons for consideration as prospective appointees to the
Historic and Environmental Preservation Board. Application forms will be avail-
able from the Office of City Clerk and the City Clerk's website (http://miamigov.

All nominations must be received by Monday, November 28, 2011 at 4:00 PM.
The names and qualifications of persons submitted to the City Clerk, together
with any names and qualifications submitted by members of the City Commis-
sion, will be available for public review in the Office of the City Clerk on Tuesday,
November 29, 2011. The City Commission will consider making said appoint-
ments at the City Commission meeting presently scheduled for December 15,

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15531) City Clerk





New business faces

tough economic climate

continued from 6D
turn 21, I want to start my own
entertainment company no matter
Culmer's business, which is
only a year old, is mainly focused
on providing promotional services
for night clubs, special events and
"I am a promoter so it is my job
to make sure my clients are happy
at your event," she said. "My team
and I have managed to be success-
ful but the toughest part about be-
ing a business owner in this field is
having to stay up-to-date. I always
have to come up with new ways to
keep my followers' and supporters'
attention, particularly because
there is so much competition out
here. I have to deal with people
talking badly about me because
they don't want me to outshine
them. Finding new clubs to pro-
mote is a problem as many owners
don't want to give me a chance be-
cause I'm a woman and same-gen-
der-loving. Whenever things don't
go according to plan, they blame
the promoter it's a tough job."
While Culmer admits that being
a business owner is challenging
she says she is remaining strong

and focused.
"its very hard to operate a enter-
tainment business right now be-
cause people don t have money
to spend anymore," she said.
"They have to get gas. buy new
clothes, pay to get into the club
and have enough money to
purchase drinks. Many would
rather stay home now since
they're on a fixed budget. That
makes it that much harder
for us as promoters. One day
I plan to manage major ce-
lebrities and other compa-
Currently, Culmer is on
the verge of starting up a
new company with a close
friend/partner, Max of
Maximum Xposure,
called MXKE Produc-
tions and is in the
works of being involved '"
in her own reality
Culmer can be 1t
reached at 786-250-
9330; Twitter name:
KELS_ENT10; Facebook
email: riqueal culmer@
yahoo.com; Facebook
name: Riqueal Cul-
mer; email: Kels.enter-

The downfall of workers salaries

continued from 6D
The couple sold her 10-year-
old Saab, kept their 2003 Jeep,
and worked pout a lower inter-
est rate on their mortgage. "We
keep things modest. We don't go
out much. We cut off the lights
and don't buy steak," Lane said.
Ross-Lane, 54, took a six-
week job with the Census Bu-
reau. She also joined 'a local
church's Community Job Club
to keep her spirits up and net-
work. Through Diebold connec-
tions, she learned of an opening:
the Portage Lakes Career Cen-

ter, a technical school in Union-
town, Ohio, needed a Human
Resource Development Coordi-
nator to design classes to help
workers update skills. Ross-
Lane started Nov. 1, 2010, earn-
ing $40,000 a year.
But she still goes to Job Club
meetings. "So many people who
lost jobs have an identity crisis.
They don't know what to do," she
said. "I want to give back and
help other people improve their
interview skills, coach them on
careers and offer encourage-
In May 2010, Lane, 58, landed
work through a temporary agen-

cy, earning $9.50 an hour with
a window-installation company.
At first, business was good. Last
year, when homeowners were
receiving tax credits for new en-
ergy-efficient windows, he was
working 70 hours a week. The
company promised full-time em-
ployment after 120 days, but 16
months in, Lane is still a temp -
now working 40 hours a week.
Prospects aren't great: The
company has a hiring freeze.
One coworker with a 22-year
tenure is making $12 an hour.
Still, Lane would like the secu-
rity and benefits of being a com-
pany employee.


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Miami-Dade County has a new Trash and Recycling Center (TRC) Access
Management System (System) in place at all 13 TRC locations. This new System
will help us control costs by ensuring that only eligible residents use the TRCs.
The TRC attendant will ask you to present a valid
driver license or identification card (ID), as he or
she has done in the past.
The attendant will scan your driver license or ID to
determine if the property address is a match with an
eligible property address in our customer database.
The TRC Access Management system will ONLY
record the date and time of your TRC visit, the
name and address on the license/ID, and the type
of material being delivered.

For more information on the System, call 311 or visit our website at:


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Apartments ,t
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,
$500. 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

1237 NW 77 Terrace
One bedroom unfurnished,
$625 monthly, first and last to
move in. 305-205-2823.
1245 NW 58th Street
Studio $395 per month
One bedroom, one bath apt.
$495 per month, $750 move
in. All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV
Call Joel 786-355-7578

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

1261 NW 59 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$550. Free Water.
1317 NW 2 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$425. Ms Shorty in #1.

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

14370 NW 22 Avenue
One barm, one bath $425,
Ms. Jackson 786-267-1646.

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

1500 NW 65th Street
One bedroom, one bath-
room apt. $450 per month,
$700 move in. All appli-
ances included. Free 19
inches LCD TV. Call Joel

1540 NW 1 Court
Studio $425; one bedroom
$525, two bedrooms $625.
cheap move in.

1542 NW 35 Street
One and two bedrooms,
$600-$850 monthly.
1545 NW 8 Avenue
One bedroom, $725, two
bedrooms, $825. 786-506-

1600 NW 59 Street
Two bdrms. one bath, $575,
appliances, 305-642-7080.

1718 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one batn, $425.
Mr. Gaiter in //

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

1803 NW 1st CRT
Two bedroom, one bath
apt $595 per month. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Joel 786-

1943 NW 2 Court

Two bedrooms, $650:
Cheap move in. 786-506-


1969 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$475 Appliances, free gas.

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

210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450.
appliances. 305-642-7080
2375 NW 97 Street #A
One bedroom, $575 monthly,
first and last. 786-515-3020
2401 NW 52 Street # 1
One bedroom, central air,
tiled, appliances, $550
monthly, 954-522-4645.
2416 NW 22 Court
One bedroom one bath
$650, free water. 305-642-
2571 E. Superior Street
Two bedrooms, $750 month-
ly. 786-389-1686.
2751 NW 46 Street
One bedroom, remote gate,
$650 monthly. 786-402-8403
2804 NW 1 Avenue
Studio $395 monthly, All
appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV Call
Joel 786-355-7578

3301 NW 51 Street
$595 move in, utilities in-
cluded. 786-389-1686.
411 NW 37 Street
Studio, $395 monthly.
Two bdrms.. one bath, $650
monthly. All appliances
included. Call Joel

448 N.W. 7 Street
One bdrm, nice. $425 mtlhy.
467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency, one bath. $425.
Appliances, free water.

50 Street Heights
Walking distance from
Brownsville Metrorail. Free
water, gas, window bars,
iron gate doors. One and two
bdrms from $490-$580 mthlyl
Apply at 2651 NW 50 Street,
call 305-638-3699.
540 NW 7 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$450, two bedrooms and
one bath, appliances $550,
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$520-$530 monthly. One
bedroom, $485 monthly, win-
dow bars and iron gate doors.
Free water and gas. Apply at:
2651 N W 50 Street or call.
65 NW 27 Street
(1st Ave. and 27th St.)
Five bedrooms, three baths
$1000 monthly, all appli-
ances included. Free 19
inch LCD TV! Call Joel

731 NW 56 Street
One bdrm, one bath. Free
water $495 monthly.
Call 786-478-5430

7523 North Miami Avenue
One bdrm, one bath, renovat-
ed, new appliances, parking,
free water, and security ne-
gotiable. Section 8. HOPWA
OK. $650. Call between 9-6
only, 305-754-7900.
8295 N.E. Miami Court
Large one bdrm, one bath,
central air, new kitchen and
bath. Walk in closet, $650
monthly. 305-793-0002
8475 NE 2 Avenue
Two bdrms. Section 8 OK.
Two bedrooms, one bath,
open house 11/12 and 11/13.
One and two bedrooms, from
$495-$585 monthly. Free
water, window bars and iron
gate doors. Apply at: 2651
NW 50 Street or call.
One bdrm, tile, central air,
water included. $750. Section
8 OKAY! 786-355-5665
Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency, one,
two, three bdrms, air, appli-
ances, laundry, gate. From
$400. 100 NW 11 St.
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$700/$800, Section 8 OK!




Overtown. Liberty City.
Opa-Locka. Brownsville
Apartments. Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms Same day
approval Call for specials

Plus water Spacious, one,
two bdrms. Special for se-
niors 786-486-2895
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
Beautiful one bedroom, $594
monthly, apartment in gated
community on bus lines. Ap-
ply at: 2651 NW 50 Street or
Call 305-638-3699.
$0 down to move in! One
bdrm, water included. 305-
603-9592, 305-458-1791 or

Studio, remodeled. Section 8
Welcome 786-301-4368 or
Two bdrms, tiled. $650 mthly
if qualified. 786-402-0672.
Opa-Locka Area
3040 NW 135 Street
One bedroom, one
bath apt,$670 month-
$0 down to move in. One
and two bedrooms, water
included. 305-603-9592,
305-458-1791 or

4801 NW 27 Avenue
Freestanding store available,
completely renovated:. Air
conditioned. Roll-down
security doors. Outside
lighting. $950 monthly, $950
Security Deposit. Call

191 Street NW 35 Avenue
Four bedrooms, Section 8
Welcome. 305-754-7776
66 NW 166 Street
N. Miami Beach twnshe, new
four bedrooms, two baths.
$1600. Section 8 Preferred.
Three and four bedrooms
units. Rudy 786-367-6268.
4127 NW 181 Terrace, 19351
NW 45 Avenue, 18709 NW

1023 NW 47 Street
Efficiency, one bath, $575.
three bedrooms, one bath,
$1150 Appliances, free
electric, water. 305-642-
1130 NW 65 Street
Two bedrooms, free water,
washer/dryer and other appli-
ances included.
11617 NW 17 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, $800 monthly, first, last
and security. Mr. Davis,
1180 NW 64 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 OK. 786-258-1843
1250 NW 51 TERRACE
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances included, accepting
Section 8.
305-691-3977, 305-469-9868
1396 NW 102 Street
Large four bedrooms, two
baths, 786-286-2540.
1526 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom one bath,
$475. tree water,

1537 NW 51 Terrace
Two Ddrms, one bath, $695.
free water, 305-642-7080
1737 NW 47 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$800 monthly. 305-525-0619
1817 NW 41 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, air,
$800 mthly, $1900 move in,
Section 8 OK. 305-634-5794
1878 NW 41 Street
Two bedroom, air, appliance.
$900 a month. First, last and
security. 305-962-2666
1879 NW 73 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
appliances, $750 monthly,
$2200 to move in, call Mike

1880 NW 74 Street
Two bdrms, one bath $850
monthly, $1500 move in. Sec-
tion 8 OKI 786-457-2998.
1986 NW 56 STREET
One bedroom, one bath, ap-
pliances. Section 8 Ok. 305-
335-5544 or 305-624-6953
209-211 NW 41 Street
Three bdrms, one bath and
two bdrms, one bath, conve-
niently located, new renova-
tion. Section 8 Only! 305-975-
2118 NW 42 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, $795,
appliances 305-642-7080.
2127 NW 64 Street
Two bedrooms, air, applianc-
es, $950 monthly, first, last
and security, 305-962-2666.
21301 NW 37 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
newly painted, $895. Call:
2145 NW 100 Street
Newly renovated two bed-
rooms, one bath, secu-
rity bars, washroom, tile, air,
$1100, Section 8 OKI
2285 NW 101 Street
One bedroom, tile, water, air,
bars. $700, No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson Broker
2646 E. Superior Street
Four bdrms, two baths. Sec-
tion 8 OKI 954-614-0434,
271 NW 46 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$895, free water and elec-
tricity, 305-642-7080.
2911 NW 135 Street
Three bdrms, two baths, Sec-
tion 8 welcome, $1400 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
4320 NW 23rd Ct.
Two bedrooms, air, applianc-
es. $750 monthly. First, last,
and security. 305-962-2666.
4425 NW 23 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$675. appliances, 305-642-
4603 NW 15 Avenue
Two bdrms, den, $900,
Vouchers are accepted
5505 NW 5 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
all appliances. $700 mthly,
$600 security. 305-979-3509,
call after 6 p.m.
6329 NW 1 Court
Two bedroom, one bath, air,
nice kitchen, two car garage,
gated. Section 8 welcome.
760 NW 70 Street
Five bdrms, two baths, Sec-
tion 8 welcome, $1800 mthly,
Call Sterling 954-668-3997.
775 NW 47 Street
Spacious two bedrooms, one
bath units. Family neighbor-
hood. Completely renovated,
new appliances. Section 8
Only. 305-975-1987
7808 NW 9 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1050 monthly. $1250 de-
posit. Section 8 welcome.
Call Deborah 305-336-0740.
7820 NE 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath.
$795. Appliances, free

92 NE 59 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, bars, $900 mthly. Section
8 OK. 305-490-9284
9556 NW 20 AVENUE
One bedroom, $475 monthly;
two bedrooms, $600.
9937 NW 22 Avenue
Newly painted two bed-
rooms. Call 305-924-1028.
One, two, three and four bed-
rooms. 786-285-8872
Three bedrooms, two baths,
tile, central air. $1,200 month-
ly. Section 8 Welcome.
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath duplex
located in Coconut Grove.
Near schools and buses.
$650 mthly, $650 security de-
posit, $1300 total to move in.
305-448-4225 or apply at:
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, starting
$750, three bedrooms,
starting $1300, 305-757-
7067 Design Realty.

1233 NW 77 Terrace
Spacious, available immedi-
ately! $525 monthly. First and
last to move in.
9000 NW 22 Avenue
Air, electric and water includ-
ed. Furnished, one person

only. 305-693-9486

. Furnished or Unfurnished
$150 weekly, cable, air.
Air, utilities, cable. $575,
$1150 move in, 305-751-
One bedroom, appliances,
utilities included, $500
monthly, 305-981-5094.

1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
13387 NW 30 Avenue
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-987-9710
1527 NW 100 Street
Rooms for rent. $125 weekly,
air included. 305-310-7463
1775 NW 151 Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728
1822 NW 66 Street
$300 monthly. 305-244-2528
for appointment.
2010 NW 55 Terrace
Air, $130 weekly, cable, utili-
ties included, 786-487-2286
2025 NW 69 Terrace
Clean and nice, air. $100
weekly, $200 to move in.
2373 NW 95 Street
$80 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-450-4603, 305-915-6276
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
6816 NW 15th Avenue
Clean and nice! Refrigerator,
cable $100 weekly.
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
9200 NW 25 Avenue
$75 weekly. 786-515-3020,
Small bdrm, microwave and
refrigerator, $380 a month,
$400 first month. Leave mes-
sage. 786-213-1779
Furnished room in a private
home with own entrance.
Light kitchen privileges. Call
Private room $575 monthly
plus deposit. 305-625-2918
Air and cable. $500 mthly.
Rooms in Christian home,
furnished/unfurnished, no
cooking, small refrigerator,
call 305-691-2404.
2170 Washington Avenue
Clean rooms, $110 weekly,
$476 monthly.
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1011 NW 89 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, appliances, $1200 month-
ly, first, last and security.
1122 NW 74 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1300 mthly, $2600 to move
in. 305-632-2426
1244 NW 45 Street
Three bdrms, ne bath, central
air, new renovation, Section 8
Only! 305-975-1987.
13140 NW 18 Avenue
Three bdrms, one bath, free
water and lights. No Section
8. 786-343-2618
133 Street and NW 18 Ave.
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Call 305-754-7776
1485 NW 57 Street
Large two bedroom, one
bath, with laundry, $1,050,
Section 8 OK! 786-356-9843
15001 NW 12 Avenue
Three bdrms, one bath, with
family and breakfast room.
Section 8 Welcome. $1,200
mthly. 305-321-9692.
1518 NW 103 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, bars, $995 month-
ly. Call Rod 786-290-4625
1524 NW 74 Street
Three bdrms, one bath.
Section 8 O.K. 786-487-2286
15941 NW 18 Court
Newly remodeled four bed-
rooms, two baths, central
air, washer/dryer connection.
$1650 monthly. Section 8
welcome. 954-818-9112
16925 NW 25 Court
Three bedrooms, two baths,
den, tile, air, 1,300, No Sec-
tion 81 Terry Dellerson, Bro-
ker, 305-891-6776.
1825 NW 53 Street
Three bdrms, one bath, cen-
tral air, new renovation, Sec-
tion 8 Only! 305-975-1987.
1851 NW 67 Street
Four bdrms, two baths.
$1200. 305-642-7080


19121 NW 37th Court
Four bedrooms, two baths
with one car garage, family
room, dining room, new kitch-
en with granite cabinet tops,
tile flooring, new appliances,
central air, $1750 monthly,
first, last and $1,000 deposit.
Section 8 welcome. Call:
2130 Wilmington Street
Four bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 Accepted.
CALL Gigi 786-356-0487 or
Lo 786-356-0486
2841 NW 151 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
tile, air, $1,100. No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson Broker
3240 NW 177 Terrace
Three bdrms, two baths, tile,
air, $1,20Q, No Section 8!
Terry Dellerson, Broker
3501 NW 9 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$995 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
4000 NW 193rd Street
Three bedrooms one batn
485 NW 80 Street
Section 8 OK
Newly remodeled, four bed-
rooms, two baths. Granite
counter tpps, central air,
washer/dryer, tile, two car
driveway. $1,500 monthly.
5246 NW 8 Avenue
Nice clean house, three bed-
rooms, one bath. Section 8
OK. Available Dec. 1. Call
7 NE 59 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$825, 305-642-7080
7504 NW 21 PLACE
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 accepted.
CALL Gee 786-356-0487 or
Lo 786-356-0486
770 NW 55 Street
Large two bedrooms, one
bath, water included, $850
monthly. Call 305-267-9449.
8325 NW 10 Avenue
Remodeled three bedrooms,
two baths, central air, wash
dyer connection, $1300, first,
last, security, background
check. Open house -Nov. -12
at 10 a.m. 3 p.m. No Section
8. Call 305-215-7235.
9012 NW 22 Avenue
Small two bedrooms
Remodeled three bdrms, one
bath. $950. 954-861-8644.
Two bdrms, one bath, Florida
room, central air and heat.
Section 8 OK. 786-277-2790
Four big bedrooms and two
big living rooms for a big fam-
ily. Section 8 accepted.
Call 786-274-2266
Spacious four bdrms, two
baths, living room furniture,
plasma TV included. Section
8 Welcome! Others available.
Three bdrms, two baths, tile,
appliances. $1375 mthly.
Section 8 Only! 954-966-
3536 or 954-592-1161.
Three bedrooms also an ef-
ficiency. 786-267-7018
'Three bedrooms, two baths
central air, $1,600 monthly.
Six bedrooms, three baths,
Section 8 Home. Ready to
move in. Spacious, centrally
located. 305-321-4077.
Three bedrooms, two baths
with den. Completely reno-
vated, Section 8 Home. New
everything, wood floors, cus-
tom kitchen. Big yard. Ready
to move in. 561-727-0974
STOP !!!
Behind in Your Rent? 24
Hour notice. Behind in Your
Mortgage? 786-326-7916.

755 NW 129 STREET
Three rooms available. Secu-
rity deposit required.
Include utilities, very
spacious, $550 monthly, Sec-
tion 8 OK! 786-260-5708.

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riage) based on irretrievable
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fendant's current address
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sonable efforts to find her
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by placing a legal notice in
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service shall be filed with this

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Miami Dolphins clinch first win

Congratulations Miami Dol-
phins. Win number one has
finally arrived. Not since week
14 of the the 2010 season have
Dolphin players, coaches and

fans experienced the emonon
of happiness while leaving an
NFL stadium after the final
whistle blew until Sundays
win at Kansas City. The final

score was 31-3, but what was
bigger than the final score was
the 1,000 pound gorilla lifted
off of the backs of Coach Tony
Sparano, his assistants, and
General Manager Jeff Ireland.
Now this one little win (and
possible another win or two
before the end of the season)
doesn't guarantee the future
of anyone going beyond Janu-
ary 1, 2012, which is the last
day of the regular season. With
reports of owner Stephen Ross
possibly in the works of hiring

current CBS football analyst
and former coach Bill Cowher
still in the wind, it's quite pain-
fully obvious that Sparano,
and Ireland will not be here.
That would be a welcome de-
light to many Dolphin fans.
But what won't be welcomed is
if this franchise skips out on
drafting one of the top three
quarterback prospects in the
2012 draft.
If it isn't obvious to the 'Phins
administration that they need
a quarterback to survive in this

league, then all hope is lost. But
let's get away from that for noxw
and just enjoy this win. Quar-
terback Matt Moore played like
a man on a mission, throwing
three touchdowns. Reggie Bush
showed flashes of the USC,' New
Orleans Reggie that we've come
to know so well. Brandon Mar-
shall played up to his pro bowl
potential catching eight passes
for 108 yards and a touchdown.
The Defense sacked Chief's QB
Matt Cassell five times. Overall
it was a great team effort by the

Dolphins to dominate a team
like the Chiefs.
How long will the Dolphins
savor this victory? Well that
should end today, because com-
ing into Sun Life Stadium next
weekend is an angry Washing-
ton Redskins team that is the
loser of four straight. This may
be the best opportunity for the
Dolphins to win again for the
season, because after that the
road gets a lot tougher. But for
now have fun Dolphins and

Central needs quadruple overtime to take district title

Rockets hold off Belen Jesuit, 59-56

By Akilah Laster
Miami Times writer

Miami Central hosted Belen Jesuit
last Friday at Traz Powell Stadium
in a game reminiscent of a state
championship battle. Playing for the
16-6A district championship, Belen
and Central gave fans their money's
worth going into quadruple overtime
with a final score that sounded more
like a basketball final than a gridiron
clincher. In the end the Rockets used
a huge interception and field goal for
the go-ahead score and win, 59-56,
remaining undefeated this season.
Belen Jesuit's Head Coach Richard
Stuart said his team was ready.
"We have 34 seniors who are veter-
ans," he said. "But Central is really
talented and well coached. They are
so fast too, so we had to watch out for
Central used their running game in
the first four plays, relying heavily on
Joseph Yearby (RB-So.), who finished
the game with 125 rushing yards
and four touchdowns. Central scored
within the first three minutes of the
game with a huge 34 yard touch-
down pass from Austin Stock (QB-

Sr.) to Damonte Davis IR-Jr.).
But within two minutes, Belen
scored after a series of big
runs including a 60-yard
run by Alec Macias (RB- q
Sr.). Imani Davis (RB-Sr.)
scored their first touch-
down and finished with
99 yards and four more
. touchdowns.
Despite more than
20 yards in penalties
in the first quarter,
Central's first game-
changing mistake
came after a kickoff
bounced off of the
foot of a receiver "
and was subse-
quently recov-
ered by Belen ,- F
on Central's i .t
13-yard line.
An additional
penalty .
made it easy
for Davis
to score his
second touchdown and
give Belen a 21-14 lead
for the first time in the game.

Central worked their way back up the
field and scored again going into the
half tied at 21.
Overtime was required as both
teams were deadlocked at 35 at
the end of regulation. OT began
with Yearby scoring a touch-
down and Emilio Nadel-
man (K-Jr.), perfect on
the night, adding the
extra point. Yearby,
scoring two touch-
downs during the qua-
druple overtime series,
was backed by a touch-
:*-' down from Phillips. Macias
( and Davis added a touchdown
each to increase Belen's score.
But the nearly flawless overtime
action ended after Central's Davis
came up with a key interception.
Nad el man's later connected with
another field goal to secure the
"We reached down deep to-
day." said Central Head Coach
Telly Lockette. "Belen is for
real," Lockette said. "I take my
'- hats off to them."

Belen next plays Monsignor
Pace 14-3) while Central plays
S- what should be a restful practice
game against North Miami Beach
-Miami' Te(0 0-1 The two could meet again in
-Miami Times photo/Donnalyn Anthony the state playoffs.

Booker T. Washington (8-
1) defeated Monsignor Pace
(4-3) 49-0. The Tornadoes
captured the district champi-
onship under Head Coach Tim
"Ice" Harris in his premier
return season; his team will
host Miami Southridge (4-4)
on Friday.
Miami Carol City (3-5) bye
Miami Edison (5-4) lost to
Gulliver Prep (7-2) 19-2.
Miami Jackson (7-2) bye
Miami Norland (9-0) defeat-
ed Key West 44-2.
Southridge (4-4) defeated
Coral Reef (7-2) 20-9. South-
ridge has a district champi-
onship tie breaker game on
Monday against Miami Killian

Bulls stop Broncos but neither is playoffbound

By Akilah Laster
Miami Times writer

On Thursday, Nov. 3rd, Miami
Northwestern hosted southern dis-
trict rival Homestead at Traz Pow-
ell stadium, for a game that lacked
much purpose, as both teams are
not playoff bound. Northwestern's
(6-3) playoff hopes were dimin-
ished after consecutive losses to
district champs Miami Central (8-
0) and district runner-up Belen Je-
suit (7-2). With little fan support for
their homecoming game, the Bulls
defeated the Broncos (3-6) 34-21.
The Broncos find themselves at the
bottom of their division, trailing
Carol City.
Homestead started with a touch-
down on a kickoff return by star
receiver Ermon Lane (R-So.) that
was called back because of a
penalty. Late in the first quar-
ter, an interception by Marquese
Blanchard, put the ball back into
Bulls' possession. Despite a series
of sacks and tackles for losses,
several crucially missed tackles by
Homestead led to a touchdown by
Bulls receiver T.J. Canady. But the
Broncos seemed unfazed, block-
ing a field goal attempt by Antho-
ny Wint. The half would end with
Homestead leading 14-12.

The third quarter remained
scoreless until Darius Tice (RB-
Jr.) ran in a one-yard TD, putting
the Bulls ahead 18-14. After touch-
downs by Tice and Cooper in the
first six minutes of the fourth and
the fourth interception thrown by
Homestead's Izaiah Salters (QB-
Sr.), the Bulls were up by three
touchdowns. Homestead went with
Kahlil Render (QB-So.) for the re-

Keeping Black-owned banks

cotninued from 6D

So community banks that service
the people are failing, while the big
banks that are presiding over re-
cord foreclosures, ridiculous fees
and no lending to small business,
are hitting record profits?
Urge people to support local and
community banks. Put, the pres-
sure of the conglomerates, to really
service the community that bailed
them out.
While blame can definitely be laid
at the feet of government for the
banks lack of accountability, noth-
ing is stopping the banks them-
selves from doing the right thing.
They certainly can't cry broke.
While we, the people, are expe-
riencing one of the worst financial

crisis in our generation, the banks
are experiencing record profits.
And have the audacity to raise fees?
When I started my first business
back in 1999, one of the first things
I did was purchase a large CD at
Carver. I'm not from Harlem, nor
have I ever lived there, but I be-
lieved in the bank and its mission
and its leadership behind Deborah
'I wanted to contribute to the vi-
sion of the bank, which was found-
ed in 1948, and named after legend-
ary inventor and scientist George
Washington Carver. And I wanted
to see it continue because, quite
frankly, how many Black-owned
banks are there? And haven't Black
banks been the backbone to eco-
nomic development in the Black

mainder of the game, who threw
for a 20-yard touchdown pass to
Jeson Jeanty it would not be
Northwestern Head Coach Billy
Rolle told his team that Homestead
made the same mistakes North-
western had during crucial games,
which ended in losses.
"You are better than what you
guys think," Rolle said.

As for the low fan turnout he
said, "That's just sports. It's no
different than the Miami Dolphins.
Everyone wants a winner."
Both Homestead and North-
western finish the season with
traditionally-big games on Friday.
Homestead plays southern rival
South Dade at Harris Field and
Northwestern will compete against
Jackson in the Soul Bowl.

Notice is hereby given that Miami-Dade Transit
(MDT) will hold a public meeting on Thursday,
November 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stephen P. Clark
Building, 111 N.W. 11 sStreet, Miami, Florida 33128, 10th
floor, Conference Room # 1010. This notice is to provide
the public an opportunity to make comments on the
Special Transportation Service (STS) Request for
Proposal (RFP-800).
Miami-Dade County provides equal access and equal opportunity
in employment and does not discriminate on the basis of disability
in its programs or services. For material in alternate format, a sign-
language Interpreter, or other accommodations, please contact
MDT's Office of Civil Rights and Labor Relations ADA Office at
786-469-5478 at least five (5) days in advance.

cYn7s4 The Miami Children's Initiative has
; scheduled the following meetings:
S a Nominating Committee Inter-
views, Dr. Cathia Darling/Chair on
S Tuesday, November 29, 2011 to be
held at Girl Power 6015 NW 7th Avenue, Miami,
Florida 33127 at 5:30 pm.
* Youth Advisory Committee Interviews,
Thema Campbell/Chair on Wednesday, Novem-
ber 30. 2011 to be held in the 4th Floor Confer-
ence Room of the Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 NW
22nd Avenue at 4:00 pm.
- Finance Committee, Elaine Black/Chair on
Tuesday, December 6. 2011 to be held in the 4th
Floor Conference Room of the Joseph Caleb
Center, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue at 4:30 pm.
* Board of Trustees Business Meeting on
Thursday, December 8. 2011 to be held in the
4th Floor Conference Room of the Joseph Caleb
Center, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue at 9:00 am.
* Community Engagement Committee, Rev.
Nathaniel Wilcox/Chair on Thursday, December
8. 2011 to be held in the 4th Floor Conference
Room of the Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 NW
22nd Avenue at 4:00 pm. .
* Board of Directors, Annie Neasman/Chair on
Saturday. December 10, 2011 to be held at the
Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc., 5607
NW 27 Avenue, Miami, FL 33142 at 8:30 am.


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



Deadline for Reauest for Additional Information/Clarification: 11116/2011
at 5:00 P.M.

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

NO. 12271.
Johnny Martinez, P.E.
City Manager
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