The Miami times. ( October 31, 2012 )

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028321/01009

Material Information

Title: The Miami times.
Uniform Title: Miami times
Physical Description: v.
Language: English
Creator: Miami times
Publisher: The Magic Printery,
The Magic Printery
Creation Date: October 31, 2012


Subjects / Keywords: African Americans -- Newspapers. -- Florida
Newspapers. -- Miami (Fla.)
Newspapers. -- Miami-Dade County (Fla.)
Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dade -- Miami
Coordinates: 25.787676 x -80.224145 ( Place of Publication )


General Note: "Florida's favorite Colored weekly."
General Note: "Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis."
General Note: Editor: H.F. Sigismund Reeves, <Jan. 6, 1967-Dec. 27, 1968>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 25, no. 8 (Oct. 23, 1948).
General Note: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: Also available by subscription via the World Wide Web.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358015
notis - ABZ6315
oclc - 02264129
isbn - 0739-0319
System ID: UF00028321:01009

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028321/01009

Material Information

Title: The Miami times.
Uniform Title: Miami times
Physical Description: v.
Language: English
Creator: Miami times
Publisher: The Magic Printery,
The Magic Printery
Creation Date: October 31, 2012


Subjects / Keywords: African Americans -- Newspapers. -- Florida
Newspapers. -- Miami (Fla.)
Newspapers. -- Miami-Dade County (Fla.)
Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dade -- Miami
Coordinates: 25.787676 x -80.224145 ( Place of Publication )


General Note: "Florida's favorite Colored weekly."
General Note: "Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis."
General Note: Editor: H.F. Sigismund Reeves, <Jan. 6, 1967-Dec. 27, 1968>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 25, no. 8 (Oct. 23, 1948).
General Note: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: Also available by subscription via the World Wide Web.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358015
notis - ABZ6315
oclc - 02264129
isbn - 0739-0319
System ID: UF00028321:01009

Full Text

i,, 11, ,I,1,1 1,,,, 1 1,,,111,,, 1 11,I, ,," 11 6,I, ,I,I1,'1
***XXXX**3********3-DICIT 326
519 P1
PO BOX 117007



7impora M'utantur El \'os .Viainiu h I //lls



March, pray and sing

from pews to the polls




-Miami Times photo/D. Kevin M
MARCHING FOR JUSTICE: Rev. Joaquin R. Willis (I-r), Commissioner Jean Monestime, Rev. Billy Strange, Jr., Dr. Dore
Bendross-Mindingall and Rev. Carl Johnson lead protesters on NW 22nd Avenue last Sunday.

Early voters show up in force
throughout Miami-Dade
By D. Kevin McNeir

As thousands of Blacks left church last Sunday afternoon,
instead of going home for dinner or to their favorite restaurant,
they headed over to the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
in Liberty City. There they joined the Rev. Carl Johnson, pastor,
93rd Street Baptist Church and Lovette McGill, president of the
Miami-Dade branch of the A. Philip Randolph Institute the
local organizers for a statewide effort to get Blacks to vote early.
Here in Miami, both religious and community leaders teamed
up for a "Souls to the Polls" day. Marchers locked arms and
sang spirituals as they moved from NW 62nd Street to the Jo-
seph Caleb Center on NW 54th Street. Cars detained by police
escorts, blew their horns in support. Others who were on foot,
joined the boisterous marchers, adding to their numbers and
their strength.
Sunday has always been a crucial day for Black voters with
Please turn to MARCH 10A

-Tensions mount

in District 3

Veteran vs. newcomer winner
Stakes all

By D. Kevin McNeir
kmcneir@mniamitimeson line.com

There's less than one week before we will know whether M-D
County Commission Vice chairwoman, Audrey Edmonson,
retains her seat for another four years or if new-kid-on-the
cNeir block, Keon Hardemon can pull
off a monumental upset. In recent
thy VOTE TODAY history, only one seated county
commissioner, Dorrin Rolle, was
EARLY VOTING defeated by a challenger when Jean
Monestime, scored a surprise vic-
ENDS SATURDAY tory. Now, after outlasting a slate of
five total candidates in the primary
GO TO and forcing a runoff, Hardemon
MIAMITIMESONLINE.COM says he feels good about the elec-
FOR EARLY tion and his chances.
OTING LATIOS "I appreciate the chance to be
part of the forum that The Miami
Times sponsored during the pri-
SEE OUR mary race because candidates got
the chance to debate the incum-
-.ECIOMME1NDATIONS bent without being rude and having
to interrupt one another," he said.
"I have wanted to be part of more
,ON PAGE debates but the Commissioner
has declined. The one time she did
agree, she failed to show up."
Edmonson says that she is not opposed to debates but after
Please turn to TENSION 10A

FL says no replay

of 2000 election

A split decision, recounts and voting
problems could reopen old wounds

-Miami Times photo/D. Kevin McNeir
SSILENCE IS POWER: Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Inc. hold a protest without words over the cut in early voting days.

4 FIRST TIME VOTERS: Marissa Davis, 18, and sister Mercy, 20,
are all smiles at a polling site at the Model City Library in Browns-
ville earlier this week.

By Susan Page

chapter of the 2000 presi-
dential campaign is hard to
forget: One winner in the
Electoral College, another in
the popular vote. Disputes
over butterfly ballots and
hanging chads. A crucial
Florida recount that was set-
tled by a 5-4 Supreme Court
Ready for a reprise?

Some of the soap-opera el-
ements that fueled the elec-
toral drama 12 years ago
don't apply this time (for
instance, one candidate's
brother isn't governor of the
most critical battleground).
And Florida and other states
have tried to redress the bal-
lot mishaps that plagued
that election.
But the ingredients are
clearly present in 2012 for
Please turn to REPLAY 4A

Romney co-chair only energizes Black voters

Sununu's attack on Powell backfires

By DeWayne Wickham
With just 30 minutes to go
before the polls closed on the
first day of early voting Sat-
urday, two lines of people
- nearly all of them Black -
stretched more than 100 yards
outside a polling place in this
Baltimore suburb.
When Democrats see scenes

such as this, they must love
John Sununu. Sununu is the
one-time White House chief of
staff who was forced to resign
in 1992 for being a "drag" on
President George H.W. Bush's
re-election campaign. At the
time, he was the symbol of crit-
icism for disarray in the White
House. He's now the co-chair
and race-baiter in chief of Mitt

Romney's presidential W"
campaign and, unin-
tentionally, a lightning
rod for getting Blacks to
the polls. 4l
Upon hearing that Co-
lin Powell, a Black man
who served three GOP iIC
presidents with great
distinction, had en-
dorsed President Obama's re-
election bid, Sununu accused
the moderate Republican of
favoring his race over what's

Best for the country.
"When you take a look
Sat Colin Powell, you have
to look at whether that's
* an endorsement based
Son issues, or he's got a
S slightly different reason
AM or preferring President
Obama," Sununu said
during an interview with
C'.r i Piers Morgan. Asked
what that reason might be,
Sununu answered: "I think
when you have somebody of

your own race that you're
proud of being president of the
United States, I applaud Colin
for standing with him."
Later, in what has become a
predictable move of GOP race-
baiters, Sununu made a mealy
mouthed retreat. But by then
his racial attack on Powell -
and by extension Obama -
was reverberating through the
Black blogosphere and talk ra-
dio. Sununu's comment might
have been intended to herd

wavering bigots to the polls on
Nov. 6, but it seems to be hav-
ing the opposite effect of ener-
gizing Blacks, like those who
queued up here to vote early.
Sununu is well-known
for taking racial potshots
at Obama, the nation's first
Black president. During a re-
cent appearance on Fox News,
he called Obama "lazy," an
oft-used attack on Blacks.
And in a conference call with
Please turn to WICKHAM 10A

IheMlamti m-.- -@.--mi III

themi mitimes @themliami-t|meles

8 90!58 00100

V- cent

-Photo courtesy Theo Karantsalis

_11~~1_ __~ _


I ____~___lllll__n__Wb____Crr_~CL~


50 cents

eI t






Watson is like a breath of fresh air and
is one who is always ready to speak her
mind, to assess what's best for her District
and to take on anyone who would oppose
legislation that benefits her community Her
opponent in the primary suggested that
there had been tampering with absentee
ballots but nothing more has come to light
As for now we don t believe that Watson would cheat her way to the
top She s shown that hard work Is the foundation of her commilmenl
to public service


Obama has had his hands full for the last four years with Republican-
dominated legislatures intent on putting up roadblocks and making
his a one-term presidency Perhaps his focus should have been on
jobs before he pushed for health care but Americans need both -
jobs to pay their bills and medical insurance so that they can stay
as healthy as possible We believe that Obama has done particularly
well in foreign affairs and has proven that he cares about the status
of women in the U.S. and abroad. Some Blacks criticize him for not
being our "Black President. We do not concur We see him working
to be the president of all U S. citizens Let's be straight many don't
want Obama back in office because he's Black We want him in office
because he s the best candidate for the job. And unlike his opponent,
he is not one to change his stripes and his message just to satisfy the
audience of the day



This has been a dog fight from the begin-
ning of the race but we believe that Garcia
can get the job done and represent his
District well in Washington, D.C. There are
too many questions about the ethics of his
opponent that remain unanswered for our




Rundle continues to lead the way in prose-
cuting criminals, working behind the scenes
for the greater good of all of Miami-Dade's
residents and pushing against a Republican-
dominated task force that has done little to show voters that they are
serious about making changes to the current 'stand your ground laws
that are currently the law of the our State In her position she does not
have the opportunity to make many friends but she has been saving
some lives while getting dangerous criminals off of our streets



We support Margolis but with one caveat -
it is still unclear exactly what she has done
of significance for the Black community.
That being said, we believe that given her
experience in office, she could and should
be doing a lot more to mentor young political
hopefuls from the Democratic Party that
are energetic and have fresh ideas. Her seat is an important one. We
hope that she is preparing the way for the next generation.



After losing in his first effort against Bul-
lard in 2010 for his House seat, McGhee
used the next two years to firm up support
and to get a better read on the issues of
the District. He is one of those candidates
that has something to say of relevance. He
has new ideas some even controversial
- but given the antics of the Republicans in
Tallahassee over the past two years, someone needs to challenge the
status quo and offer other solutions. McGhee is just the man for the




These three justices must be retained Why? Because if not we
open the door for Gov Rick Scott to appoint Republicans to the State
Supreme Court Given their obvious agenda that would not bode
well for Blacks, college students, the unemployed, ex-felons or senior
citizens in Florida. After watching Scott fill other committees and seats
with Republicans we don t want h.m to be the deciding factor in who
sits on the Bench. We therefore endorse retaining the following three
candidates for Justice of the Supreme Court.



This is a race that pits two competent candi- .
dates. However, in the primary election we
recommended Wallace over her opponent,
Andrea Wolfson a decision that we have
made again. This is one of those races
where we hate to see anyone lose but based
on Wallace making herself a little more ac-
cessible to the Black community and show-
ing up in places where it matters most, we give the nod to her.



Edmonson is the current vice chairwoman
and has shown that she knows how to
maneuver her way within Miami-Dade
County government There are many crucial
decisions that must be made in the next
four years no matter who takes the White
House Therefore, we must go with the
seasoned veteran who can cut through the red tape and bring tangible
results to the District. As for Hardemon, we like his passion and his
obvious commitment to his community He just needs someone to
mentor him in order to bring out his full potential

ODIUMii A DjDnn1iB

Unlike other politicians that have ridden on
the coattails of their parents or other family p
members. Bullard has taken on the issues
of south Miami-Dade County. particularly
education, and proven that he is a force with
which to be reckoned He is honest, bright
and articulate But more than that he is
accessible to his constituents. We need a
person Ilke Dwight Bullard fighting for us in Tallahassee



We supported Pritchett in the primary and
are happy to endorse her again. She has
the ability to both talk about the issues
and to present solutions. She also has the
experience of being a former member of the
Miami Gardens City Council which is a plus,
since her District includes that City as well
as North Miami-Dade County, Pembroke
Pines and Miramar. She will get the job done.

Barreiro was on Norman Bramen's "hit
list" and survived for a runoff against Luis
.Garcia. As we recall, he voted for the

Mayor's budget so that more jobs would not
be lost in Miami-Dade County and he has
positioned himself to work with the Black
community. An even-keeled politician, we believe he is the best choice
for District 5.

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



Zapata almost pulled it off in the primary but I
was a few votes shy, thus a runoff election.
We hear that he has shown a willingness to
work across the District to help Blacks gain
a more equitable footing in economic devel-
opment. He tends to be rather conservative
on social issues but we can live with that.


If you read each amendment carefully, you II notice that one similar-
ity they all tend to give greater voice to Tallahassee while ignoring
the needs of local government and its citizens We even wonder why
the Republicans bothered to shape some of the amendments that are
now on the ballot Complicated language and if/then clauses tend to
hide the truth and the real objective That's what we see on the ballot
from the first amendment to the last So, let's make it simple and vote
'NO on all of them. Careful analysis of each shows they are not of
benefit to the citizens of Miami-Dade County.

Funding modernization and construction of public school facilities
through issuance of General Obligation Bonds ($1.2B)

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho has spoken to anyone willing to
listen about why this bond is so important to the future of Miami-Dade
County Public Schools Some Blacks want him to give something in
writing so that we don't get the kind of broken promises that hap-
pened the last time there was a school bond on the ballot. Carvalho
says he has kept his promises to the Black community since taking
over the helm four years ago. But now our schools are falling down,
putting our children at risk while technology is way behind other Dis-
tricts Carvalho has said, 'a promise made is a promise kept 'We'll
hold him to that

11 Home Rule Charter Amendment Relating to Term Limits of
County Commissioners YES

2) Charter Amendment Requiring Extraordinary Vote to Include
Additional Land within the Urban Development Boundary YES

31 Charter Amendment Regarding Penalties and Enforcement of
Citizens' Bill of Rights YES

41 Charter Amendment Related to Option for Filling Mayoral
or County Commissioner Vacancy YES

5) Charter Amendment Regarding Mayoral Conflicts in
County Procurement YES

6) Referendum Regarding Structures and Modification of Existing
Agreements for the Tennis Center at Crandon Park NO

7) Non-Binding Straw Ballot on Funding Improved Animal Services
Programs NO

8) Non-Binding Straw Ballot on Contracting with Companies
Doing Business with State Sponsors of Terrorism YES

Member of National Newspaper Publisher Association
Member of the Newspaper Association of America
Subscription Rates: One Year $45.00 Six Months $30.00 Foreign $60.00
7 percent sales tax for Florida residents
Periodicals Postage Paid at Miami, Florida
Postmaster: Send address changes to The Miami Times, P.O. Box 270200
Buena Vista Station, Miami, FL 33127-0200 305-694-6210
The Black Press believes that America can best lead the
world from racial and national antagonism when it accords to
every person, regardless of race, creed or color, his or her A,. r 6,.- .- .i- :-i .-. r';
human and legal rights. Hating no person, fearing no person, A B
the Black Press strives to help every person in the firm belief pr' -, *,
that all persons are hurt as long as anyone is held back.














Miami Times columnist, rlc@clynelegal.com

How to get through

the Florida
I have been advised that
it is taking some voters over
an hour to vote, because of
the amendments. One of my
friends suggested it was a
plot to keep people from the
polls, because it takes so long
to vote that the wait will be
hours. I am not sure if it is a
plot to suppress the vote, but
I did take the precaution of
getting an absentee ballot.
After reading the ballot, I
can understand why it takes
a long time for people to vote.
First, the Amendments are
confusing and excessively
complex. I was advised that
most of the amendments
came from special interest
groups. Marc Douthit, a fel-
low attorney, told me that he
is just voting "NO" to all the
amendments, because special
interest groups should not be
allowed to amend the Florida
Constitution to get their pet
laws passed and put into the
Constitution. I thought Marc
was making it up, but when I
read all of the Amendments,
I took his approach and
just Said "NO." Some of the
amendments sound good in
one part and then have a zing-
er in another part. Even as a
lawyer who is used to reading
complex statutes, I found the
amendments amazingly con-
fusing and twisted. I wonder
what person dreamed these
amendments up to torture
poor voters who waited in
the hot sun to vote? Can you
imagine a poor eighty year old
who can barely stand, trying

to figure out the amendments
and then vote. For all of you
people who need glasses to
read, please remember to
bring your eyeglasses.
Ultimately, if the Legisla-
ture wants to pass a law deal-
ing with any of the amend-
ments, then they should just
pass the law. We don't need
to clutter up the constitution
with nonsense.
I also believe another way to
speed up the voting process
so the next person can get in
and vote is to just vote "Yes"
to retain all the Judges, par-
ticularly the Supreme Court
Justices. A group of conser-
vatives have decided that they
want to control the Supreme
Court. This would mean that
the Supreme Court instead of
being an independent branch
of government would be un-
der the control of conservative
groups with a lot of money. It
is rather scary. The Republi-
can Party of Florida has ad-
opted this platform, which
is even scarier. While many
people don't think much of
lawyers, every lawyer I know
is against the politicalization
of the Supreme Court. Even
lawyers know the importance
of a fair and impartial judi-
ciary that is not dominated
by politics. See, while law-
yers may-be considered just
a higher life form than pond
scum, we are a higher life
form than whoever dreamed
up the amendments and the
plan to politicize the Supreme

Why don't more Blacks vote?
Student Coordinator, Midtown Student, North Miami Beach

EI BY EUGENE ROBINSON, eugenerobinson@'washingtonpost corn

Sandy teaches a lesson in preparedness .
Back when he was being "se- reaction. And if you can go fur- East Coast, this glib exercise the health care p.rngram for
verely conservative," Mitt Rom- their and send it back to the pri- in ideological purity is newly the poor. The GOP plan would
ney suggested that responsibil- vate sector, that's even better." relevant. Was Romney really give the states block grants
ity for disaster relief should be Romney went on to express saying that the federal gov- that would not begin to cover
taken from the big, bad federal the general principle that, giv- ernment should abdicate the Medicaid's rising costs. Gov-
government and given to the en the crushing national debt, task of responding to natural ernors and legislatures would
states, or perhaps even priva- "we should take all of what disasters such as the one now be forced to impose draconian
tized. Hurricane Sandy would we're doing at the federal level taking place? Yes, he was. Did cuts, with potentially cata-
like to know if he'd care to re- strophic impact for millions of
consider. The absurd ... and he dishonest "solution" and running Americans. Medicaid's most
dangerous ... policy prescrip- expensive role ... and thus, un-
tion came in a GOP primary de- mate Paul Ryan for the federal government's budget woes der Romney, the most imper-
bate in June. Moderator John relies largely on a shell game: Transfer unfunded liabilities iled ... is to fund nursing home
King said he had recently vis- to the states, care for seniors who classify as
ited communities affected by "poor" only because they have
severe weather, and noted that exhausted their life savings.
the Federal Emergency Man- and say, What are the things he really mean it? Well, with Romney's budget proposals
agement Agency "is about to we're doing that we don't have Romney, that's always another would end all this coddling -
run out of money." to do?"' King gave him a chance question. except for the Pentagon and
"There are some people ... to back off: "Including disaster As the legendary Watergate its contractors, who would get
who say, you know, maybe relief, though?" source Deep Throat never ac- a big boost in federal largess,
we're learning a lesson here Romney didn't blink. "We tually said: "Follow the money." and of course, the wealthy,
that the states should take on cannot ... we cannot afford to The dishonest "solution" pro- who would get a huge tax cut.
more of this role," King said. do those things withoutjeopar- posed by Romney and running As has been noted, the words
"How do you deal with some- dizing the future for our kids," mate Paul Ryan for the federal "climate change" were not spo-
thing like that?" Romney re- he said, adding that "it is sim- government's budget woes re- ken during the presidential de-
plied: "Absolutely. Every time ply immoral ... to rack up larg- lies largely on a shell game: bates. It was an omission we
you have an occasion to take er and larger debts and pass Transfer unfunded liabilities should sorely regret.
something from the federal them on to our kids." Now, to the states. Most disastrous- Eugene Robinson's email ad-
government and send it back with an unprecedented and ly, this is what Romney and dress is eugenerobinson@wash-
to the states, that's the right di- monstrous storm bashing the Ryan propose for Medicaid, post.com.

BY ADORA OBI NWEZE, President, Florida State Conference NAACP

The power-grabbing state Legislature
The Florida State Conference without health insurance, has a everyone, except women. It is with no oversig
of the NAACP recommends that Legislature that prefers to hoist an attempt by the Governor and ability for how t
Floridians vote NO on all of the the banner of "States' rights" the Florida Legislature to con- spent. We need t
Legislature's proposed Amend- and pretend that we can opt- trol the. reproductive rights of these schemes.
ments and YES to retain all Su- out of federal law. Amendments women. The Legislature is try- We must ali
preme Court Justices. This elec- 2,3,4,9,10 and 11 could cripple ing to trick voters with Amend- Courts. Please,
tion is one of the most important our local communities, limiting ment 8. They call it "religious far-right get aw
elections of our lifetime. We funds local governments can freedom," but it really under- minute, well-fun
will be electing a President. We .three of our Sup:
know that this is serious busi- tices Fred Lew
ness for the world, for our coun- ewer dollars for local governments mean reduced funds riente and Pegg
try and because of likely ap- for programs our communities need: police officers, fire- Justices have
pointments to the U.S. Supreme fighters, emergency responders, neighborhood public their records ir
Court for our future. But in h tions and the
this election, Florida voters need Schools, public. been deemed w
to vote to protect their rights tion. These Jus
from the power-grabbing Flor- raise and once these limita- mines the principle of "Separa- their job, and n
ida Legislature. They are the tions are put in the State Con- tion of Church and State" by al- ing targeted. As
ones who overloaded our ballot stitution, they will be difficult to lowing the government to send know maybe m
with 11 proposed constitutional ever remove, our tax dollars to any church, folks around tl
amendments that threaten our Fewer dollars for local gov- sect, or religious organization value of each v
rights. The Florida State Con- ernments mean reduced funds they choose. If this Amendment and get your fai
ference NAACP urges you to for programs our communities passes, public schools could to vote.
Vote No on all 11 constitutional need: police officers, firefighters, be even more severely under- Remember, vo
amendments. The first proposed emergency responders, neigh- funded than they already are as lot to reject al
amendment is a symbolic at- borhood public schools, public the Legislature paves the way ous constitution
tack on the Patient Protection transportation, libraries, parks, to re-introduce vouchers into and to retain ou:
and Affordable Care Act, better and everything else that affects our public schools. At the same Court Justices
known as ObamaCare. Florida, the quality of our lives and the time, the Legislature is asking attack from the
with the second highest num- lives of our children. Amend-. voters for permission to send tax President, Flo
ber of citizens in the country ment 6 would mean privacy for dollars to religious organizations ference NAACP

ght or account-
hose dollars are
:o vote NO on all

so protect our
let's not let the
ay with its last
ended attack on
reme Court Jus-
wis, Barbara Pa-
y Quince. These
each stood on
Previous elec-
ey have each
worthy of reten-
tices have done
ow they are be-
SFloridians, we
lore than other
he country, the
ote. Please vote,
mily and friends

te the entire bal-
1 of the danger-
lal amendments
r three Supreme
who are under
rida State Con-


"Blacks are
unaware of
the impact
of not voting.
They choose
not to care and
act as if they
don't know
someone's po-
litical agenda.
There's no reason not to be
informed. Information is all
around you."

Student, Miami Gardens

"Some of them are scared.
Most of them
can't vote be-
cause of ob-
stacles like
ment, citizen-
ship or just

Student, Miami Gardens

"They don't want to vote any-
more, because ---
it's pointless.
On one hand,
they're scared
of the results
of the election.
And on the
other hand,
they feel as if
as they are go-
ing to end up harmed no matter

"Lack of interest in politics.
Like, I may
sit there and ,job
watch the

Office Manager, Downtown

"Honestly, I don't think we be-
lieve in it any-

scandal beut
it's not a heavy, j

fore Bush was
elected and
how he still
wonIE COONEY, 55
so we don't
think our votes will count. We
just don't believe voting will
make a difference.

Student, Hialeah

"Tfore Bush wey'reas
afraid to. And
they have nostill
influence to
vote, they as-
sume the elecd
tion will get
turned over

that the 'other' guy will win. No
matter what."
matter what."

I believe yc
Whatever happened to objec-
tive news reporting? How bold
and elusive are some biased lo-
cal news stations when it comes
to reporting just-the-facts
about this heated presidential
election here in our swing state
of Colorado? In my opinion, it
is their clear intent to distort
the truth, in order to discredit
President Barack Obama, by
any delusive means necessary
- in favor of Candidate Mitt
Romney. My anguish is more
with avid television viewers,
because, they do have choic-
es. One clear choice is to stop
watching news reports on bi-
ased TV stations. Mitt Romney
knows that money talks, and
that's why I believe he floods
biased local news stations here
in Colorado with negative ad-
vertising. What's really un-
fair, is when these same biased
news stations seem to recip-
rocate Romney's big money ad
spots with news reports that I
believe are misleading informa-
tion to it's viewers using un-
just tactics, i.e., the timing of
Romney's advertising trailing
President Obama's, like an in-
tended rebuttal, or not allowing
President Obama's advertising
to completely run it's course, or
use of heavy body language by
news reporters
Such unfair news reporting
smells like favor-for-favor to me.

)u deserve what you accept
Other folks have voiced their tion, Mitt Romney will have to television
frustration to me about par- answer a lot of questions not stations
ticular bias news stations in only to the American voter, but ers, if y
our swing of Colorado's Metro also to those folks on his secret local ni
Denver area, and they too, like donor list. Romney's toughest vertisin

television advertising for Mitt Romney's campaign cost
mega bucks, but I doubt it's hurting Romney's fortune -
at least not yet. Since he's not talking donor list, it only
leaves voters to speculate that he's fleecing America ...

me, have vowed to stop watch-
ing those news stations that we
believe deliberately distort the
truth, when it comes to fact-
checking. Viewers must main-
tain vigilance as there are
many ways to check-the-facts,
just as there are many ways to
also distort-the-facts.
Television advertising for Mitt
Romney's campaign cost mega
bucks, but I doubt it's hurt-
ing Romney's fortune at least
not yet. Since he's not talking
donor list, it only leaves voters
to speculate that he's fleecing
America selling us out to the
highest foreign bidder. When
President Barack Obama wins
this election by a margin larg-
er than the polls have predict-
ed, Mitt Romney's advertising
abruptly stops, and he's outta-
here, but television viewers will
still be around and we, view-
ers have long memories.
After this Presidential elec-

and most challenging answer
must be to karma. As I said be-
fore, television advertisement
cost mega bucks. Neither can
they operate without you, the
viewer. Advertisers count on
you, the viewer, to watch their

For 89 years

Black families

have welcomed us

into their homes so

we can share their

good news with


on commer;n:!t. on T''
s. Wake-up voters/view-
ou stop watching biased
ews reports, their ad-
g stops too. It's not the

biased news stations who are
in control it's you the voter/
I am a firm believer that "you
deserve what you accept."
Shirley Pearson managed the
Florida Courier and Miami Cou-
rier newspapers in Miami, Flori-
da. Both newspapers were part
of the Sengstacke Enterprise
chain of Black newspapers pub-
lished by Legend John H. Sen-
gstacke. She resides in Denver,
Email: saltypearson @q.com

v ^





Will this year's election be a replay of 2000ooo?

continued from 1A

another difficult Election Day
and long election night with
potentially catastrophic reper-
cussions for the budget and tax
negotiations slated to follow in
hopes of preventing the federal
government from falling off the
"fiscal cliff" at the end of the
If the election were held today,
national and statewide polls in-
dicate there might well be a split
decision: President Obama win-
ning the Electoral College and
Republican Mitt Romney carry-
ing the popular vote. Activists on
both sides are braced for Elec-
tion Day problems over new voter
procedures in such key states as
Virginia and Ohio. And a razor-
close finish automatically would
prompt recounts in Colorado,
Florida, Ohio and elsewhere.
"In this close an election, any-
thing could happen," cautions
political scientist John Aldrich
of Duke University.

Statewide surveys in the bat-
tlegrounds give Obama has a
slightly stronger standing than
his rival. According to polls ag-
gregated by RealClearPolitics.
com (and posted online on
USA TODAY's .Presidential Poll
Tracker), the president is ahead
by a tick in Iowa, Nevada, New
Hampshire, Ohio and Wiscon-
sin. Romney leads in Florida and
North Carolina.

That gives the president a wid-
er path to the 270 votes in the
Electoral College needed to win
the White House.
Meanwhile, Romney holds a
very narrow edge nationwide in
the aggregated surveys; he leads
by 51%-46% among likely vot-
ers in Gallup's daily poll. Rom-
ney fares better nationally than
in the swing states because Re-
publicans generally are more,
enthusiastic about the election
than Democrats that makes
them more likely to vote without
a campaign .apparatus to push
them and because he racks
up big margins across the South,
where antipathy to Obama is the
The Romney camp dismisses
speculation about the prospect
of winning the popular vote only
to lose the Electoral College.
"We are confident we will win
the election decisively on Nov.
6," press secretary Andrea Saul
In an interview just before the
Democratic National Convention
last month, USA TODAY asked
Obama if he had thought about
the possibility of a split deci-
sion. "I won't speculate on how
the election is going to turn out,"
he replied. "This is going to be a
close election."
He did offer an explanation
for why he was doing better in
the battlegrounds while Romney
fared better across the country.
"I think the fact that we're do-
ing well in swing states has to do
with the fact that people in swing
states have more information,"
he said. "And so they know what
I'm proposing a little bit more
than others do, and they know
what Gov. Romney is proposing,
because we've spent an awful lot
of time in those states."
That is an understatement.
Just in the past 30 days,
Obama has visited Ohio six
times, Romney 13 times, ac-
cording to a tally maintained by
The Washington Post. More than
$118 million has been spent on
TV ads in Ohio either selling
one candidate or, more often,
attacking the other one. In ad-
dition to Ohio, both campaigns
at this point are tightly focused
on just seven other swing states:
Colorado and Nevada in the
West; Florida and Virginia in the
South; Iowa and Wisconsin in
the Midwest.
And in a sign of how close the
race is, tiny New Hampshire is
the eighth battleground. The
Granite State is accustomed to
its first-in-the-nation primary
holding sway in nomination con-
tests. This year, it could do the
same in the general election with
just four electoral votes.

After the 2000 election, Florida
moved to use all paper ballots,

cord for all ballots.
But this fall, new voting pro-
cedures in some hotly contested
states could create disputes that
could make it impossible to call
a winner on Election Night or
even for weeks afterward. New
voter ID laws that might have
caused problems have been cur-
tailed in Ohio, New Hampshire,
Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
But Virginia for the first time will
require voters to show proof of
identification. If they can't, they
can cast a provisional ballot that
would be counted only later, af-
ter they have provided an ID.
"In some places, we have tak-
en steps forward" since 2000,
says Eric Marshall, manager of
legal mobilization for the Law-
yers' Committee for Civil Rights,
which works on voter issues.
More states now allow voters to
register online or on Election
Day and have increased the op-
tions for voting early or by mail.
But he adds, "There hasn't been
enough and we've seen steps in
the wrong direction, which does
cause concern."
Ohio and Florida have reduced
times for early voting, he notes,
which could exacerbate previ-
ous problems with long voting
lines on Election Day in those

i \..,
_ 4 A

key states. And there's another had been returned. Voters who we will know (the results) before
potential complication in Ohio, requested an absentee ballot but the end of the night."
the most important single battle- then show up at the polls to vote One more looming issue: Re-
ground in the nation. on Election Day will be required counts. Swing states including
For the first time, the Ohio to cast provisional ballots, which Colorado, Florida and Ohio now
secretary of State pent applica- by law can't be counted for an- automatically require recounts if
tions for absentee ballots to each other 10 days. the margin is very close with-
of the state's million registered "It's going to be really close," in 0.5% of the winner's total in
voters; 1.43 million requested a Ohio Gov. John Kasich said the first two states and 0.25% of
ballot. By Friday, however, only Sunday on NBC's Meet the the total votes cast in the third.
about 619,000 absentee ballots Press. Still, he said, "I do think By law, a recount in Ohio

/ A -" .
^ s >aii

' .." -,-_ -- -

.; , -

eliminating the possibility of the
hanging chads on punch cards
that complicated the recount
then. Ohio now has a paper re-

9 -: -

ioi ;ry

Ie ?

r .

couldn't begin until after each
county certifies its election re-
sults. The counties have until
Nov. 27 to do that, which means
a recount in the Buckeye State
might not even get going until
Falling off the cliff?
In. 2000, the election wasn't
settled until the Supreme Court
issued its decision on Bush v.
Gore on Dec. 12, more than a
month after Election Day. Bush
ended up carrying Florida by
537 votes out of almost 6 million
cast, enough to tip the Electoral
College and make him president.
The Obama campaign be-
gan airing a new ad last week
reminding supporters in eight
swing states of that history:
"537," the narrator begins. "The
number of votes that changed
the course of American history.
The difference between what
was and what could have been."
Donna Brazile, the veteran
Democratic strategist who ran
Gore's campaign, says the ex-
perience is still difficult to dis-
cuss. "For starters, it is not easy
to win only to come in second,"
she says. "It was Gore who led
by example to accept defeat even
when it's apparent you came in
first but were declared the loser."





Second place

is sometimes

a win

By Samantha Critchell
Associated Press

NEW YORK On the catwalk, Look No. 2 might
be worth a second look.
Yes, it's usually the opening outfit and model
_ that gets the fanfare, but the next one out can
make a strong statement, too.
Zac Posen opened his fashion show last month
with Naomi Campbell in a floral, feminine day-
time dress. Of course that made a huge splash. It
was a hard act to follow, but Isabeli Fontana, who
came out in a bold red number, certainly kept the
crowd's attention.
It's often that runway runner-up the one the
audience sees after their cellphones go back in
their bags and they've uncrossed their legs, and af-
ter the photographers get the lighting and distance
just right that lingers in one's consciousness.
"The second look is the moment where everyone
becomes concentrated and focused. That's where
the focus of the show starts," says Posen. "The first
look is transitional, and as the first image, it has
an impact, but it's the second look that I'd call 'the
focus look."'
Nanette Lepore says she sees the opener as the
title page, but the second look is the first chapter to
each collection. It has to draw in the stylists, retail-
ers and editors right away and be followed by a
strong third outfit to fully hook them.
"I wish every look could be important, but for the
first three looks, we want to have high impact. They
set the tone," Lepore says.
Marchesa's Georgina Chapman and Yigal Azrouel
bqth pick up on that storytelling theme.
Azrouel says he uses the first look as the eye-
catching cover art, but it's not always fully reflec-
tive of everything else that's still to come. It's from
the second look that hell build a message of con-
sistency, he explains. "It's the second look where
you realize what you are going to go through."
"You try to put the collection as a story, and you
have to consider where the look fits with the narra-
tive," says Chapman, who had Jessica Stam in the
second slot following Fontana from backstage this
past season.
Changes, though, are the norm, right up until
the catwalk lights come up. "I do have the sketches
in a certain order, but you don't have the lineup
set in stone until you have every finished garment,"
Chapman says. "I keep an open mind until the
More often it's the outfit, not the model, that stirs
a last-minute switch, says Lepore.'
"I tend to clump things together by a color story
in the beginning, but you might see that you have
too much of your favorite color, or you've used too
many of your favorite prints," she explains.
She might not notice until fittings are done, so
it's easier to change the order of the models than
their clothing.
Lepore says she tries to match the right model
to the outfit that's her best color, shape and vibe.
"You have to follow some flow and sequence. You
don't want to do a swimsuit and jump right into
ballgowns, no matter how good the model looks or
who she is," she says.
Still, it's the opener and the finale, especially for
show-stopping red carpet gowns on runways such
as Marchesa or Oscar de la Renta, that are the
most prestigious, says Roman Young, director of
image and development at Wilhelmina Models. The
second model would be more like the best sup-
porting actress at the Academy Awards.

E ,. T p ". --..- '1Ij G S "-., I L. L '-^, LE I .

EI:lude', Evervday Value': rDVI '.peral' super buys furniture. matlre'ses floor
covenrrini ruL eleir:s.eleri'lr n'., ci smen.s-r'li'' trdgrances. lifl iards, iewerry
irunk Shur.'S preliulro pljur'hajse, peoal orders ielectd leii'ne.d drept sipe(al
purchases, ?er'i.es m.ays rum iainnT u be rLunlblned with 3ny ,avilng. pas.'
roupin e. [Lr disi:ount nr cidit offer i^ep[ upernin j new t'M,k,, arrouni

i 1 11 11 00I ll ill33 1 II II


S OPEN A MACY'S ACCOUNT FOR EXTRA 20% SAVINGS THE FIRST 2 DAYS, UP TO $100, WITH MORE REWARDS TO COME. Macy's credit card is available subject
to credit approval; new account savings valid the day your account is opened and the next day; excludes services, selected licensed departments, gift cards, restaurants,
gourmet food & wine. The new account savings are limited to a total of $100; application must qualify for immediate approval to receive extra savings; employees not eligible.

I_ ___ _~~~~ I ~~~_~_~_


Police release report on fatalities

Associated Press

found in a central Florida salon
where three women were shot
and killed was likely brought
by in by the gunman in case
he needed to break the salon's
window, according to a police
report released Wednesday.
The report by the Casselber-

-AP/Julie Fletcher
Authorities investigate at the scene of the shooting at Las Do-
minicanas M&M Hair Salon in Winter Park on Oct. 18.


ry Police Department included
witness statements and evi-
dence collected at the scene,
detailing what happened in-
side Las Dominicanas M & M
beauty salon on Oct. 18.
Bradford Baumet, 36, visited
the salon about two weeks be-
fore the shooting and argued
with then-girlfriend Marcia
.Santiago, who worked at the
salon, the, report said. The
store's owner called 911 and
said she locked the door when
Baumet began yelling through

the window.
"He hit the glass door," the
caller said in Spanish to the
911 operator. "If I wouldn't
have locked the door, he would
have attacked me."
A police report from that
day, Oct. 5, showed Baumet
called Santiago a dozen times
at the salon and on her phone
despite the responding officer
notifying him that she did not
want to speak with him. The
officer told Baumet that if he
continued, he would "begin
documentation for a harass-
ment case."
Police said Baumet entered
the salon and started shoot-
ing as two women hid inside a

Former Viking gp

FORT LAUDERDALE, (AP) Minnesota Vikings
A former NFL first-round draft in 2002 and played
pick has received a 15-month for six teams, last
federal sentence for participat- appearing for the
ing in a Florida fraud scheme. Oakland Raiders in
Michael Bennett was sen- 2010.
tenced Friday in Fort Lauder- Prosecutors say the
dale federal court. He pleaded FBI operated an un-
guilty to wire fraud. dercover check-cash-
Bennett was drafted by the ing store in North

and one ran outside through
a back door. The victims were
identified as 52-year-old Glad-
ys Cabrera, 28-year-old Noelia
Gonzalez-Brito and 45 year-
old Eugenia Marte, who was
behind the salon's counter, the
report noted.
Santiago, 44, was seriously
wounded in the shooting. Bau-
met went to a friend's house
where he shot and killed him-
self, authorities said.
One witnesses told police she
was about to enter the salon
the day of the shooting when
she saw a man walk out and
"slam the door." She was told
that a man entered the salon

and told everyone "to get on
the ground then opened fire."
Police found a tire tool or T-
wrench on the floor just inside
the salon.
"No one could explain how
or why the tool was there," the
report noted. "Baumet could
have brought the tool to the
scene so if they tried to lock
him out he could break the
Also included in the report
was evidence collected at the
scene, including a set of ear-
rings and a Tinkerbell keychain
found in Brito's pocket.
"There was a considerable
amount of blood present near
each of the victims," one officer
noted in the report. Another
officer wrote that two of the
victims were "laying in a pool
of fresh blood," while the third
was behind the register.
Court records showed Bau-
met was served with a domes-
tic violence injunction Oct. 9
and was scheduled to be in
court on the day of the shoot-
ing with Santiago. Records in
Florida and Rhode Island show
Baumet had been previously
arrested for domestic assault,
felony assault, stalking, bur-
glary and drug possession.
Baumet was jailed in Orange
County on Oct. 14 after an ar-
rest for driving on a suspended
license. He was released the
following day after posting
$250 bond and sentenced to
Casselberry is about 15
miles northeast of Orlando.

months for fraud

Miami used by Ben-
nett, two other for-
mer football players

February through
April. The group al-
Slegedly cashed about
S$500,000 in fraudu-
lent tax refund
BENNETT checks.

Bennett's attorney says Ben-
nett "had nothing to do with
cashing fraudulent tax checks,
nor was he charged with such."
Former Raiders and New
York Giants defensive tackle
William Joseph and former
Syracuse player Louis Gach-
eline are awaiting sentencing
on related charges.

Mississippi professor accused of raping student
Sylvester Oliver, 62, has been arrested and charged with sexual battery for
an incident that allegedly occurred in September with a female student. He
has since, resigned from his position as head of the Humanities department
at Rust College. Since Oliver was arrested, another allegation of misconduct
has come to light: WREG uncovered a 2006 accusation that Oliver sexually as-
saulted a 16-year-old girl at a high school where he was previously employed.

Vagabond takes over Detroit woman's home
Heldi Petersoni left her rundown Detroit home early last year after htr
boiler broke down so that it could undergo e>tenisve renovations. But after
she returned last week she found that a squatter had moved in Ind refuses
to leave. Not only that, but the woman, a former tenant of hierr named Mis-
soonary-Tracey Elaine Blair who is a write-in candidate for pre-idenit, c. ilried
the loc s, put in new appliances and plumbing, replaced the applirnces and
.lapped ani 8,500 construction lien on the house She alDs changed the cur-
tain.. Blair, has filed papers with the i:ity stating that the houSe waS'. a3ban-
doned, has made herself 3t home. Peterson says her iltu3tiCri is ".olnethiriig
that happens in Detroit," where the law requires hunmeo'ners to pro'.' in
:court that the property, is theirs before a squatter can be e.icted.

Routine traffic stop goes terribly wrong
A routine traffic stop recently, left a homeless man shot, a dog drear 3nd a
police :ar damaged after it was struck v.ith concrete. Miami-Dade Police sa,,
the officer was about to exit her car to conduct a traffic stop at an inter-ecti:,n
in Bro:wne ville when homeless resident Jac. Scot't, 56, threw "large piees of
concrete" at vehicle, shattering the window. The officer then retreated and
fired her gun. This roused up residents, one of which; Charles Woodurn, 26,
'.'ho ordered his dog to wound another officer on the scene, who then shot
the dog. Woodson was charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement
officer and resisting arrest. Scott was booked on two counts of' gg~l'.'ated
battery on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon arid ihi o'rig a
deadly missile.

Mass killer slated for execution
The mass I miller, John Ferguson, 64, is is again scheduled for eecruti'n after
an appeals court lifted a last-minute stay that was based on his mental illness.
Last Monday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, lifted a st3a put in place
over the weekend by a judge in Florida. Ferguson's lawyers argued he is men-
tall ill and therefore the Constitution prohibits the state fronr e':ecuting him
The U.S Supreme Court set the rational understanding standard in a 2007
ca.e, but the Florida justices noted that the opinicin specified that it wasn't
attempting to "set down a rule governing all competency determinathions."

Old Fla. murder solved the son did it

vestigators say they have
solved the 1993 slaying of
a pregnant Polk County
woman with the arrest of
her son.
Polk County sheriffs
investigators said Friday
they have arrested Chris-
topher Shane Knight, who
was 19 when his 39-year-
old mother Jahala Watson
was stabbed to death. He
remains jailed on second-
degree murder and man-

slaughter charges.
Sheriff Grady Judd said

the two constantly fought.
Judd said a witness said the
pair was arguing on June
20, 1993. Judd said Knight
ordered the witness from
the home, which quickly
went quiet. Watson was
never seen alive again. Her
body was found two days
later along a road.
The Ledger of Lakeland
reports that shortly after the
killing, Knight told a report-
er he wanted to know who
killed his mother.

Black student falsely accused of molestation

By Dr. Boyce Watkins

Darrell Williams, a former star
of the Oklahoma State Univer-
sity basketball team, has been
released from jail. The judge
has given Williams a suspend-
ed sentence in his case and he
continues to proclaim his in-
nocence. The 23-year old was
arrested for groping two women
and reaching inside their pants
during a party in 2010. Wil-
liams says that there were 80
people at the party, with many
of them drinking alcohol and
that the women misidentified
him in the matter.
Williams is Black and his
accusers are
white. The
jury was pre-
white in Payne
County, with
11 whites and
one Asian. WILLIAMS
Williams went
to college after is
brother was killed on the South
Side of Chicago in 2009. His
family was trying to keep him
out of trouble by moving him to
Oklahoma, only to find that it
seemed to make his life worse.
Williams was a good player,
leading his team in rebounds
and averaging seven points per
Williams' coach, Travis Ford,
suspended Williams after the
incident, but testified at his tri-
al that he believed he was inno-
cent. Thousands of people have
taken to social media to sup-
port Williams, wearing T-shirts

that said, "Free Darrell 25." In
spite of the support, Judge Phil-
lip Corley denied Williams' re-
quest for a new trial. Although
his sentence is suspended and
he doesn't have to go to prison,
he does have a felony on his re-
"Yes, he's out and he's free
and that's great, but he has to
register as a sex offender," said
a friend, Brandi Robertson. "So

my heart is broken for him.
He's a good person and was
done wrong and I'm very upset
about it."
Williams' mother didn't speak
to reporters after the ruling.
Williams' attorney, Cheryl
Ramsey, said that she is go-
ing to fight for a new trial. She
says she has new evidence that
proves her client to be innocent.



Citizens of the great city of Opa-locka, Rose Tydus is a republican.
which she has stated on many occasions, lets not be fooled although
Rose Tydus has stated that she was the first afican american female
hired as a city clerk Rose Tydus was also the first female to be fired
as a city clerk for unethical conduct in the work place, Rose Tydus by
openly admitting that she is indeed a republican, stands for the follow-

1. The taking away of social security from the elderly.
2. The taking away of medicaid and/or medicare.
3. The taking away of the food stamp program, which
benefits many of our Opa-locka citizens.
4. The raising of higher tuition in our colleges, making it
just that much difficult for our children to attend college.
5. The taking away of plan parenting that provides many
health care benefits and needs for females across the
united states.
6. Rose Tydus supports no abortions for rape victims.
7. Rose Tydus as a republican supports Mitt Romney for

Lets be honest Rose Tydus being a republican just does not
deserve our vote not now not ever.
This message is sponsored by the concern citizens for the great City of Opa-locka, Florida.

Be Election


Miami-Dade County wants

you to be ready to vote for

the General Election on

November 6!

Go online and know everything you need about early voting,

absentee ballots and Election Day.

Make sure your registration is current

Review your sample ballot

Find the location of your polling place

Know where you can participate in early voting,

from October 27- November 3

Track your absentee ballot

UM I, llI iviII I IvILJI Vl IV U %jI -)IV I L P I UL I% VI







M. IC- E

-- 15 IB BSHBi -----i

The recently completed Beacon is Overtown's first affordable housing project in over 10

Overtown's Beacon

holds lighting ceremony

First affordable housing development built
in historic area in more than a decade

Miami Times staff report

Carlisle Development
Group, officials from Miami-
Dade County and the City
of Miami lit the ceremonial
"Beacon" atop the 13-story,
high-rise affordable housing
development last Tuesday
evening, Oct. 30th. Located
in historic Overtown, within
walking distance to the Miami
Metrorail, The Beacon is
the first affordable housing
development to be built in
Overtown's historic district in

more than a decade.
The Beacon features 90
two- and three-bedroom units
for families and individuals
making between 28. percent
and 60 percent of the Aver-
age Median Income. Resident
amenities and programs
include a library, computer
lab and exercise room, as well
as literacy and job training
classes, health and nutrition
classes, financial counseling,
resident assistance referral
programs and life safety train-

The ground floor also in-
cludes 2,900 square feet of
donated community space for
the Center for Empowerment
and Education (CE2). The
Urban Renewal Greater En-
hancement National Team or
"Urgent, Inc.," an Overtown-
based non-profit that provides
area residents (including
many Beacon families) with
after-school supplemental
education, intergenerational
programming and youth de-
velopment, operates The CE2.
County Commissioner Au-
drey Edmonson and Matthew
Greer, CEO, Carlisle Develop-
ment Group were among the
speakers during the event.

Miami's Black Archives to

charge for research access

By Theo Karantsalis

Hit with major funding cuts
back in 2009, The Black Ar-
chives History and Research
Foundation of South Florida
continued to serve the commu-
nity on a shoestring budget.
But as of Aug. 15, the public
must now pay to use the collec-
tion located at the Caleb Center
in Brownsville. The fee is now
$25 per hour and requires a
two-hour minimum.
"Without dedicated funding,
the archives are open for re-
search on a fee basis," says Dr.
Dorothy Jenkins Fields, the ar-
chive's founder.
Jenkins was awarded honor-
ary Doctor of Humanities de-
grees from FIU, Barry and UM
for her unprecedented research
and documentation of Black
history. rican history.
"Closing the doors to our
history is not an option," said

Renita Holmes, a local activist
who plans to return to college to
finish her degree. "Without free
access to the collection, it will
be harder us to research local
Holmes wants the
whole community to
take a stand to help
the archives which
has preserved the
history of Black Mi-
ami for more than 35
Meanwhile, the ar- -
chives want everyoneJENKIN
to take a "seat."
"The public can
continue to help by becoming fi-
nancial members of our organi-
zation as well as join in with the
many of people that have sup-
ported our "Take Your Seats!"
campaign," said Timothy A.
Barber, executive director of the
Barber said that the cam-


paign is an "immediate" way
to help defray costs related to
staffing, research and preserva-
For a fee ranging from $350 to
$1,000 each, the archives plan
to inscribe plaques on
all 400 seats to help
raise money.
The archives are
Working with Miami-
Dade County Com-
missioner Audrey
Edmonson, who is
S l also based at Caleb
SFIELDS Center, as well as the
county's cultural af-
fairs department to
restore funding.
Meanwhile, a few miles to the
south, plans to open the reno-
vated, former Lyric Theater in
2013 are on schedule in Over-
town. It will be renamed the
Black Archives Historic Lyric
Theater Welcome Center Com-

Sandy's death toll still climbing

By Allen G. Breed and Tom Hays
1 0, i land Prc a

Milbons of people from Maine
to the Carolinas w aited wearily
for the power to come back on
last Tuesday, and New Yorkers
found themselves all but cut off
from the modern world as the
L.S. death toll from Hurncane
Saidy climbed to 40, many of
the victims s killed bx falling trees.
The extent of the damage in New
Jersey, where the storm roared
ashore last Monday night with
hurricane-force winds of 80 mph.
began coming into focus- homes
knocked off their foundations,
boardwalks wrecked and amuse-
ment pier rides cast into the. sea.
"We are in the midst of urban
search and rescue," Gov. Chris

Christie said.
S"Our Leams arc mo'.ing as Iast
as the', can. The devastauln ,on
the Jerse, Shore is some of the
worst we've ever seen The -'st of
the storm is incalculable at this
As the storm steamed iil.and,
still delivering punishing v ind
and rain, more than 8.2 mil-
lion people across the East were
without power. Airlines canceled
more than 15.000 flights around
the world. and it could be da'.s
before the mess is untangled ru-id
passengers can get where the, 're
The storm also disrupted rthe
presidential campaign with just
a week to go before Election Day
President Barack Obama can-
celed a third straight day >f

Campaigning, scratching events
scheduled in swing state, Ohio
RepubihLan Mait Romney re-
sumed his campaign, but with
plans to turn a political rallJ in
Ohio into a "storn- relief event "

Sandy will end up causing
ab'oita $20 billion in property
damage and $10 billion to $30
billion more in lost business,
making it one of the costbest
natural disaser- on record in
the U.S according to IHS Global
Low\er Manhattan, which in-
cludes Wall Street. was among
the hardest-hit areas after the
storm sent a nearly 14-foot surge
rof scav'ater, a record, courstrng
over its seawalls and highways


The Legislature's



amendments are

dangerous and will

take away

precious rights.

The Florida State Conference of the NAACP

recommends that you Vote NO on

all constitutional amendments and

YES to retain all Supreme Court Justices.

:-~".~n'bkr"F..CJ-I .
rl .. ;. ~....., LrQlr~7~-~R~i''l





4Ei l r,

RT 6

House Tea Party icons face

re-election challenges

By Alan Fram and Brian Bakst
Associated Press

Minnesota Rep. Michele
Bachmann's tendency to cause
a ruckus on Capitol Hill made
her a tea party sensation. Her
bulging campaign treasury and
conservative district make her
a clear favorite to win a fourth
House term on Election Day,
despite her Democratic rival's
attempts to turn her won't-
budge philosophy into a liabil-
Three other high-profile
House conservatives, facing
opponents insisting that their
views are too extreme, have
trickier paths to re-election next
month. GOP Reps. Allen West of
Florida, Steve King of Iowa and
Joe Walsh of Illinois are all em-
broiled in tough and expensive
races that are drawing plenty
of spending by friends and foes
from around the country.
The challenges faced by West,
King and Walsh stem in part
from this year's redrawing of
congressional districts and a
political climate that has cooled
for tea party politicians since
the 2010 groundswell that
swept them into office. They
also underscore the risks that
frequent television appearances
and outspoken views can bring.
"You get more attention,
you've got better ability to get
your message and policy posi-
tions out there," said GOP poll-
ster David Winston. "The chal-
lenge is because everybody's

,' f.''^'^


K Iq

/'f- *

paying such close attention,
you have a lot of scrutiny."
The new political realities of
2012 could explain why Bach-
mann, whose district grew even
more conservative, used a re-
cent campaign stop to draw
attention to her collaboration
with Democrats like President
Barack Obama and House Mi-
nority Leader Nancy Pelosi
to gain approval for a bridge
project back home. Bachmann
abandoned a short-lived run for
the GOP presidential nomina-
tion last winter. She has stirred
tea party voters by her oppo-
sition to Obama's health care
law, resisting an increase in
the federal borrowing limit and
frowning on spending deals
struck by her own party.
Her Democratic opponent,
hotel magnate Jim Graves, rips
Bachmann in a TV ad as "dis-
tracted by her own celebrity."

He suggests his business back-
ground makes him capable of
untangling Washington grid-
lock that frustrates voters.
Campaign finance reports
show Bachmann with $3.6
million cash available entering
October, six times what Graves
reported. National Democrats
recently added Graves to their
list of House candidates whom
they are helping raise money.
But with outside groups rou-
tinely swooping into House dis-
tricts with ads and other help
worth hundreds of thousands
or more, neither side has in-
vested much in Bachmann's
"We don't go after them nec-
essarily because they have tea
party celebrity status," said
Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., who
heads House Democrats' cam-
paign machinery. "We go after
them because they're weak in


Fla. legislature fights over state-awarded funds

$3ooM intendedfor homeowners, in limbo

By Toluse Olorunnipa

Florida is ranked No. 1 in the
nation for the number of homes
in foreclosures and the number
of people on the verge of losing
their homes.
But the Sunshine State is last
in the nation when it comes to
using the billions of dollars in
available housing aid from a na-
tional mortgage settlement, ac-
cording to a report. Six months
after the nation's largest banks
signed a $25 billion mortgage
settlement in the wake of the
robo-signing scandal, Florida
and Texas are the only states
that have not outlined a plan
for how to use their share.
About $300 million is sitting
in an escrow account. Attorney
General Pam Bondi and the
Florida Legislature are haggling
over who is legally entitled to
spend the money.
A report by Enterprise Com-
munity Partners found that
most states have already begun
using their portion of the
settlement to help homeowners,
through programs like mortgage
counseling, neighborhood revi-
talization and legal assistance.
Meanwhile, other states have
diverted the funds to help shore
up budget shortages or give tax
breaks to businesses.
The settlement terms dictate

that the money should be used
specifically for housing-related
issues, but lawmakers in
Florida could decide to put the
money to other uses. Consumer
advocates say that would be
"There's a lot of money com-
ing into Florida and if it's used
in the right way, there's a lot of

opportunity," said
Andrew Jakabovics,
a researcher with
Enterprise Commu-
nity Partners.
Bondi has said
repeatedly that she
wants to use the
money for housing-
related initiatives,
and she believes
that she has the
sole authority to
decide where the
money should go.
"We are diligently

lieve they have the legal author-
ity to decide how state funds
are spent. Lawmakers have not
ruled out using the money for
non-housing related issues.
"We are working with At-
torney General Bondi and the
House to determine the best
mechanism to ensure that
these funds are appropriated
by the Legislature in a trans-
parent and accountable man-
ner that meets our

, -
as lli

Florida. Governor

working to get this
money distributed as soon as
possible to help homeown-
ers," she said. "I'm not going to
talk about back-room conver-
sations, but I'll tell you I'm
working as hard as I can, my
staff is working as hard as they
can. This money needs to go
to homeowners. That's where
it was meant to go, and that's
where it should go."
Leaders in the Legislature be-

Shared goal of mov-
ing the funds out of
escrow as soon as
Possiblee" said Katie
SBetta, spokesper-
son for incoming
Senate President
Don Gaetz, R-
A spokesperson
for incoming House
Speaker Will Weath-
erford, R-Wesley
Chapel, echoed
those sentiments.
While Bondi and

lawmakers haggle
over the money, Florida's fore-
closure rate continues to spike,
even as national foreclosures
are on the decline. For the first
time since 2005, Florida recent-
ly became the state with the
country's highest foreclosure
rate, according to RealtyTrac.
While governors in other
states have played an active
role in the mortgage settle-
ment, Gov. Rick Scott has been

Settlement proposed to broaden Medicare coverage

By Noam N. Levey

disabled Americans who rely on
Medicare may gain new access
to care with the proposed settle-
ment of a lawsuit that challenged
the government's practice of de-
nying some coverage to patients
whose condition was not improv-
Under the terms of the settle-
ment expected to be approved
by a federal judge in Vermont
in coming months Medicare
would not deny skilled nursing
care and various forms of thera-
py for beneficiaries, regardless of
their prognosis.
Medicare is required by law to
cover healthcare services that are
"reasonable and necessary for
the diagnosis or treatment of ill-
ness or injury." But the 47-year-
old program does not cov&r what
is called custodial care, includ-
ing much nursing home care, de-
livered by nonskilled aides who
perform services such as helping
seniors get dressed or feed them-
In practice, Medicare has

A. '

-Khoi Ton/ Norwich
Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) in 2006 with state Sen. Edith Prague and
Judith Stein, right, of the Center for Medicare Advocacy.

also at times denied coverage
for skilled care for beneficiaries
whose condition was not con-
sidered likely to improve under
what came to be known as the
"improvement standard."
Under this standard, someone
on Medicare with multiple scle-
rosis or Parkinson's disease, for
example, might have been denied
coverage for physical therapy
that could help keep them sta-
ble or prevent declines in their
"These individuals have been
denied Medicare coverage and
access to medically necessary

care for decades," said Judith
Stein, executive director of the
Center for Medicare Advocacy,
which represented plaintiffs in
the case. "We have finally been
able to eliminate this illegal,
harmful, unfair application of
the law."
The lead plaintiff, 76-year-old
Glenda Jimmo, has been blind
since she was 19 and uses a
wheelchair because of a below-
the-knee amputation. She was
denied coverage for skilled nurs-
ing services in her home because
she was deemed unlikely to im-

silent. When asked last week
about his opinion about the
$300 million and the disagree-
ment between Bondi and the
Legislature, he would only say:
"I think Attorney General Bondi
will do a good job."

their own districts."
West, a freshman, exemplifies
a widely recognized conserva-
tive who is unafraid of frequent
television exposure yet finds
himself in a tight re-election
battle in a moderate district
with many new voters.. A re-
tired Army officer who served in
Iraq and Afghanistan, West has
a reputation for unabashedly
stating his mind. This includes
charges that scores of congres-
sional Democrats are commu-
nists, labeling Florida Demo-
cratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman
Schultz "vile" and "despicable"
and calling Social Security dis-
ability benefits "a form of mod-
ern, 21st-century slavery."
Democrat Patrick Murphy,
a political neophyte and con-
struction company executive,
has TV spots repeating some
of West's comments. "Bullying
and name-calling has no place
in the playground or in Con-
gress," Murphy says in one ad
as children play behind him.
Though his recent commer-
cials portray him as a loving
father and protector of Medi-
care a huge issue for South
Florida's many seniors West
ran a searing ad featuring Mur-
phy's mug shot from a teenage
arrest outside a South Beach
club. Murphy responded with
a spot describing an incident
in which West fired a gun near
an Iraqi prisoner's head and
threatened to kill him, after
which West was fined and left
the Army.

As a FREE Community Service Program by "'J.:-ri Shore Medical Center, we are pleased to offer
the following rnf.-, .iI1 .- event:

Lecture Series

I, ** I

t ,i.ei

Romane Joseph, M.D. I General Surgeon
Gallstones and cholecystitis are the most common types of ,:'-tr:i: :. -:' disease and considered a
fairly common ailment. The function of the u -i':.i-L 1.'i is to help with the breaking down of fats that
are consumed in the course of a meal.
When the gallbladder fails to work or causes discomfort, its removal does not ,c ii cause
problems for those who are otherwise healthy individuals.

Join Dr. Romane Joseph as he discusses the basics of gallbladder disease, symptoms, risk factors,
and treatment options.

S6:00pm 7:00pm

North Shore Medical Center
SAuditorium (off the main lobby area)
1100 N. W. 95 Street I Miami, FL 33150

Romane Joseph, M.D. General Surgeon

A healthy dinner will be served. Reservations Required.



Medical Center


1:- -
~iaa2- ~


Hampton Village rendering

$2oM project starts on

Hampton Village Apts

Housing developers put federal dollars to work

A distressed 1950s apartment building will soon enjoy a new
lease on life following its demolition and the construction of a
new four-story affordable housing complex on the site.
The $20 million redevelopment of Hampton Village Apart-
ments by real estate development project manager Landmark
Companies, nonprofit affordable housing developer Carrfour
Supportive Housing and real estate asset management com-
pany Special Asset Support Services, Inc. (S.A.S.S.I.), which
began last week, has been made possible by federal stimulus
monies allocated at the local level through the U.S. Depart-
ment of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Neighbor-
hood Stabilization Program.
The NSP initiative aims to revitalize neighborhoods by reno-
vating and reactivating properties that were foreclosed upon or
abandoned during the recession.
Located at 4301 NW 29th Ave, the redevelopment of Hamp-
ton Village will create 100 newly-redeveloped affordable
housing units, providing permanent homes for residents at or
below 60 percent of the area's median income (AMI). Construc-
tion of the project is expected to create about 100 jobs, with
completion set for late 2013.
"Landmark is proud to be in partnership with Carrfour
Supportive Housing and S.A.S.S.I.," said Francisco Rojo, vice
president of Landmark Companies. "S.A.S.S.I. presented us '
with the project concept and we saw how it would enhance the
County's investment in the adjacent Historic Hampton House
Museum and Jazz Center."
HUD's NSP2 initiative part of the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 has granted nearly $2 billion to
states, local governments, nonprofits and public and or private
nonprofit entities on a competitive basis, with the purpose of
rehabilitating distressed properties. Carrfour Supportive Hous-
ing was part of a consortium of Miami-Dade County develop-
ment firms that were granted $89 million in funding through
the program.
"Hampton Village is a text book example of how the federal
government's NSP program is breathing new life into commu-
nities," said Stephanie Berman, president of Carrfour Support-
ive Housing. "We are not only rebuilding apartments, we are
rebuilding lives."

Supporters react to voter suppression tactics

continued from 1A

clergy taking full advantage
of their pulpits to encourage
their congregations to leave
worship and go to the polls.
In the 2008 race for the White
House, Blacks overwhelming-
ly supported Barack Obama
for president. Here in Florida,
estimates show that one-
third of all Black votes were
cast on the Sunday before
Election Day. But after Flor-
ida's Republican-dominat-
ed Legislature reduced the
number of early voting days
this year from 14 to eight -
while eliminating the Sunday
before Election Day. Wheth-
er Sunday's one-day rally
will make up for the loss of
early-days is yet to be seen.
But there was an energy and
enthusiasm that kept voters
in long lines with little or no
As'for numbers, the M-DC
elections website said that
22,625 waited as much as six
hours to vote in Miami-Dade
County last Saturday the
first day for early voting.

Johnson got things go-
ing at the rally, as marchers
streamed into the Caleb Center
and took their seats. The mood
was set with gospel groups and
"This is a non-partisan event
that is all about making sure
all voices are heard," he said.
"This is our day!"
Rev. Gaston Smith, pas-
tor of Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church, reminded the
audience of the struggles that
Blacks endured just to guar-
antee their right to vote.
"We are here for adoration,
affirmation and action," he
said. "But given our history,
we cannot forget that we have
both a right and a responsi-
bility to vote. We are here to
challenge the spirit of apathy
that has taken over this coun-
try and the Black community.
Our apathy is connected to our
amnesia: four Black girls in a
Birmingham church; the mur-
der of Medgar Evers and Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.; Rosa
Parks refusing to stand up so
we could sit down.'
State Representative Cynthia

-MiamiTimes photo/ D. Kevin McNeir
SISTERS UNITED: Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. show their support for early voting last Sunday.

Stafford shared the story of a
young Black man that had vot-
ed for his first time.
"One brother reminded me

that we 'are voting by our-
selves but not for ourselves,"'
she said. "When I saw the long
lines yesterday of our people

waiting to vote, my heart was
full. And we have to vote the
entire ballot and vote like our
lives depend on it because

they do."
Johnson thanked County
Commissioner Audrey Edmon-
son for helping secure the Cen-
ter for the rally and worship
service. She said seeing she
was glad she was part of "his-
"I was happy and elated seeing
so many people march, come to
the rally/worship service or be
part of both," Edmonson said.
"This will go down as one of the
most historical moments in our
City's history. The people were
so excited so hyped. I was
honored to be a part of it."
Outside, the women of Al-
pha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,
participated in a silent protest
against Republican-dominated
legislators that reduced the
number of early voting days.
Dressed in black suits, white
gloves and pearls, pink cor-
sages and pink tape over their
mouths, holding signs that
read "no vote no voice."
"We have to make sure we
vote and then take someone
to the polls who hasn't voted,"
said Vanessa Byers, one of the
planners of the women's pro-

Who will win highly-coveted District 3 seat?


GOP attack backfires

continued from 1A

reporters, Sununu said he
wished Obama "would learn
how to be an American,"
words that pander to the de-
bunked charge that Obama
was born in Africa.
The GOP victory Sununu
seeks is not just ideological;
it's racial, a more subtle but
no less obnoxious version of
long-standing racist revul-
sion at having a Black man
in the White House. Sununu
doesn't just want to put a Re-
publican in the White House,
he wants to chase a Black
man from the presidency. To
me, Sununu's overt racial
attitude toward Obama is
on par with Mississippi Sen.
James Vardaman's outrage
when, in 1901, Booker T.
Washington became the first
Black to dine with a presi-
dent. The White House was
"so saturated with the odor
of the nigger that the rats
have taken refuge in the sta-
ble," Vardaman said of that
historical first.
Sununu was trolling for

Romney voters among this
nation's bigots when he went
after Powell. He might have
suspected what a recent As-
sociated Press poll found:
that a slight majority of
whites harbor prejudice to-
wards Blacks. The poll found
that 51 percent of whites
"express explicit anti-Black
attitudes," up from 48 per-
cent in 2008. Republicans
79 percent were more than
twice as likely as Democrats
(32 percent ) to openly ex-
press racist views, according
to the AP poll.
But just as Obama won
the presidency four years
ago with only 43 percent of
the white vote along with
the overwhelming support
of Blacks and two-thirds of
Hispanics and Asian voters
- he can retain the White
House with the backing of
less than a majority of white
The race baiting that Su-
nunu does on behalf of the
Romney campaign will al-
most certainly backfire.
DeWayne Wickham writes
on Tuesday for USA TODAY.


continued from 1A

being featured with her oppo-
nent last Sunday on Michael
Putney's This Week in South
Florida news program, she
thinks the viewers
can see why "it dif- ?
ficult to engage in a .-
civil debate."
"Based on the anger
that he displayed to- I
wards me, Ijust don't
believe he's proven /
that he is ready for
this job and all of
its challenges," she -
said. "Yelling is not BAR
the way to get things Edmonson
done. Sometimes on
the dais you have to look at how
the vote is proceeding and you
must negotiate to get part of
what you want for your constit-
uents. The Head Start program
was an example of that."

"During the primary, there
were a lot more organizations
that wanted to hear us talk

about the issues,". Hardemon
said. "But now since we haven't
been able to agree on a debate,
I've turned to knocking on doors.
In terms of the issues, it's hard
for me to address what I would
do differently without dealing
with what Edmon-
son has done wrong.
I could summarize it
.. however, by saying
.a she's been a failure.
S Carlisle has gotten
all the business and
S Jackson Hospital is
moving towards be-
ing privatized. I think
this runoff is a dis-
tRY traction to her but I
Supporter am out on the streets
everyday. Even if I
don't win, Ill be able to say that
I did my very best to win. Some
want to go with an experienced
candidate. I say why go with one
who is an experienced failure."
Edmonson says she's heard
the criticisms before and that
they are all unfounded.
"We've been going door-to-
door, talking to homeowner and
condo associations and speaking

at churches and with trict 3 citizens. But
senior citizens," she. Edmonson says that
said. "They get what .. should term limits be
I've been doing for approved by voters,
them and say they are someone that is un-
satisfied. That's all I familiar with county
can ask. Jobs, afford- government may
able housing and cre- have a difficult road
ating more economic ;' ahead of them.
development are still '" "Miami-Dade
the keys to my plat- PIERRE County is larger than
form. As for things H n S r 17 U.S. states and
like Carlisle getting demonSupporteour budget is larger
all the business, I than theirs too," she
don't even make the decision said. "This is not the time for
on who gets open bids. There's someone with a handful of ideas.
a separate committee that does You need to know how to be ef-
that and they are not part of my fective at the job."
personal staff. Carlisle is the Fr. Richard Marquess-Barry,
number one affordable housing rector of The Historic St. Agnes'
business in the U.S. it seems Episcopal Church, says, "I think
logical that they might have the Edmonson is the better person
best bid on more than one occa- and has demonstrated the ca-
sion." pacity and steadiness to occupy
that seat."
TERM LIMITS WILL Former candidate for District 3
IMPACT THE COMMISSION county commission, Nadia Pierre
Hardemon says he wants to said this about Hardemon: "He
do more than just occupy a seat isn't the typical politician he's
- he wants to use his education responsible, efficient and will be
and experience as an attorney to accountable. He's the change
advocate more effectively for Dis- we need at this time."







Miami's Alphas celebrate 75th anniversary

Miami Times staff report

'!' I

On November 19, 1937, eight
visionary men of Alpha Phi Al-
pha Fraternity, Inc. founded
the Beta Beta Lambda [(BBL]
chapter in Miami. On that Fri-
day evening, Brothers Dr. Fe-
lix Butler, MD, Dr. Nathaniel
Colston, MD, Dr. Ira P. Davis,
DDS, Dr. Aaron Goodman,
MD, Dr. Samuel H. Johnson,
MD, Frederick Johnson and
Leo A. Lucas met at the home
of Bro. Dr. William H. Murrell,
DDS for what was described
as "quite a grand and glorious
occasion for all of the brothers
present." The then Southern
Regional Vice-President, Bro.
Charles W. Greene, conduct-
ed the ceremony, giving birth
to Florida's second graduate
chapter and cultivating what
has become 75 years of lead-
ership, activism, brotherhood
and community service to
the Greater Miami area. Until
1937, Upsilon Lambda in Jack-
sonville was the only gradu-
ate chapter in Florida, mostly
attracting brothers who had
graduated from Florida Nor-
mal and Industrial Institute
(now Florida Memorial Uni-
versity) in nearby St. Augus-
tine. For South Florida broth-

ers, the thought of commuting
to meetings across the state
was impractical. They wanted
their own chapter in Miami
that would not only serve Dade
County, but also serve the sur-
rounding counties. The eight
founders also felt that a local
chapter would strengthen ties
with the national organiza-
tion, encourage undergraduate
brothers to continue their fra-
ternal affiliation, and inspire
other fraternities and sorori-

ties to establish local chapters.
The brothers of BBL wasted
little time celebrating Alpha's
newest graduate chapter. On
Saturday, November 20, 1937,
the founders held South Flor-
ida's first dance party hosted
by a Greek letter organiza-
tion. The affair took place at
the Liberty Square Auditorium
in Liberty City. Bro. Dr. Felix
Butler was the first chapter
president. The first chapter
secretary, Bro. Frederick L.

BROTHERS UNITED: Today's members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (I) are juxtaposed
to the founding brothers of Beta Beta Lambda Graduate Chapter.

Johnson, summarized the eve-
ning in a letter to the editor of
the Sphinx magazine, saying:
"Tonight there is a new star in
the Alpha horizon Beta Beta
Lambda is born."
Seventy-five years later, the
Alphas will mark their Dia-
mond Anniversary with events
going on from Monday, Nov.

5th through Sunday, Nov.
llth. Their premier event, the
75th Anniversary Gala will
be on Saturday, Nov. 10th at
the Trump Doral Golf Resort
and Spa, featuring Grammy-
nominated R&B singer Eric
Roberson. Beta Beta Lambda
Chapter is a five-time National
Chapter of the Year; three-time

host chapter for the National
Convention; home of the 1994
Brother of the Year and has po-
sitioned itself as one of Great-
er Miami's leading non-profit
organizations. The Chapter's
new president is Anderson El-
dridge III.
For more information go to

Omega Psi Phi prepares for annual Black Achievement Week

The Brothers of Omega Psi
Phi Fraternity, Inc., are get-
ting geared up for their an-
nual Black Achievement
Week activities with a host
of events planned to engage,
enlighten and empower the
Black community. Here is a
brief summary of the week.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the
Ques will provide transpor-
tation to those needing help
getting to the polls as part of
their Get Out and Vote Mara-
thon from 7 a.m to 7 p.m.
On Wed., Nov. 7 beginning

at 12 noon, members of the
frat that are college gradu-
ates will meet with youth
from inner city high schools
for mentoring. Schools in-
clude: Carol City, Norland,
Booker T. Washington, Jack-
son and Edison. Also on
Wednesday, the Betty F. Fer-
guson Complex [3000 NW
199th St., Miami Gardens]
will be the venue for a free le-
gal workshop on sealing and
expunging criminal records
and rights restoration. Attor-
neys will be on hand for as-

Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.
will be a time to remember
those who have been killed in
our community with a Walk
for Peace and Candlelight
Vigil. There will be a march
leaving from Mount Tabor
Missionary Baptist Church
[1701 NW 66th St.] and end-
ing at Miami Northwestern
Senior High [1101 NW 71st
Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9
- 11 a.m., there will be free
health screenings at the Ca-

Award recipients from last year's Achievement Week Banquet.

leb Center, 2200 NW 54th
St. There will also be a Black
Male Summit and youth
roundtable at the Caleb Cen-
ter in the auditorium from 10
a.m. 1 p.m.
Finally, on Sunday, Nov.
11 at 5 p.m., the brothers
will honor their own and
other leaders from the com-
munity during their annual
banquet. The event will be
held at Jungle Island [1111
Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami].
Call 305-878-1011 for
more information.

Since Kathy has been in office,

she has collected millions of

dollars in child support

payments for our children;

juvenile crimes have been

reduced by 66 percent; our crime

rate is down 46 percent;

murders have decreased

by 36 percent; robberies by

65 percent and sexual batteries

by 62 percent Proven Leadership.

Iz Rundle


or Justice, 100 S.E. 2nd Street, Suite 35, Miami, FL 33131.
or Justice, 100 S.E. 2nd Street, Suite 35,50, Miami, FL 33131.




Baptist Ministers Council voices concerns over school bond

Supt. Carvalho says under his watch

"promises will be kept"

By D. Kevin McNeir

The members of the Baptist
Ministers Council meet every
Wednesday at Jordan Grove
Missionary Baptist Church in
Liberty City. Last week's meet-
ing however, deviated just a bit
from the normal agenda after
several members, frustrated
by not having an opportu-
nity to weigh in on the $1.2B
bond that is now on the ballot,
pressed for a meeting with M-
DCPS Superintendent Alberto
Carvalho. And with assistance
from their school board mem-
ber, Dr. Dorothy Bendross-
Mindingall, the meeting went
on. But were they satisfied by
his answers?
"We had hoped that when
the full membership of the
Baptist Ministers Council met
last Monday, that the Super-
intendent could have been
there," said Rev. Jerome Star-
ling. "But even with a smaller
group of our members we are
here today because passing

this bond could make a world
of difference for our children. I
give him my full support."

Gary Johnson, a former City
of Miami mayoral candidate
and longtime activist, said he
was less convinced that prom-
ises would be kept.
"The first endorsement when
Mr. Carvalho was presented
to the Black community came
from this body of members
- the Baptist Ministers Coun-
cil and it was announced in
the Board Room of The Miami
Times,"he said. We all remem-
ber that. Now we need to be as-
sured that Black schools won't
be at the back of the line like we
were the last time a bond was
passed. Blacks overwhelming-
ly supported that bond we
just didn't get our fair share.
Not schools in the North or
schools in South Dade."
Carvalho remarked by em-
phasizing two points.
"From day one I have contin-

ued to say to the community
'a promise made is a promise
kept," he said. "But more than
that, I've tried to show that by
example. Yes, there are inequi-
ties among our various schools
and they must be addressed.
But it's unfair to blame some-
one for something that they
didn't cause or do. I wasn't
here when the last bond was
passed. But I'm here now. It's
like President Obama being
blamed for the economy when
we know that he actually in-
herited that situation. I guess
I feel the same way. I'm well
aware of the injustices suf-
fered by the Black community
in the past and put my job on
the line. The work we are at-
tempting to do is that impor-
tant. I have no right to demand
your trust but I ask you to give
me the opportunity to change
the lives of our students."
Rev. Dr. Willie E. Sims, Jr.,
asked for an additional meet-
ing and more conversation.
"You will have to excuse me
but I'm just not good at be-
lieving what people say with-
out their bringing something
[in writing] to back up their
promises," he said. "I hear that

-Miami Times photo/D. Kevin McNeir
"PROMISES WILL BE KEPT:" Reverends Willie Sims (1-r) and Douglas Cook, Sr., were some of the
ministers that met recently with Supt. Alberto Carvalho (r) to get clarity on the school bond referendum.

some kind of document was
presented to the Board from
the Superintendent but I need
to see something that is ad-
dressed to us the members
of the Council."
Sims also asked that the
Superintendent add a mem-
ber from the Baptist Minis-
ters Council to the oversight
committee that will make sure
funds are used in an equitable
fashion and according to plan
- assuming that the bond is

approved by voters.
"I will put that at the top of
my list," Carvalho said, not ap-
pearing to fully say yes to the
Sims also stated that the
Council deserves greater re-
"We often feel that the super
Baptist churches are the ones
that the Superintendent con-
stantly goes to for advice and
support," Sims added. "We may
not have the kind of numbers

in terms of congregations, but
we are an active group of cler-
gy that can impact decisions in
this community. We need to be
included at the table."
"He made it plain and I be-
lieved him," Douglas Cook, Sr.
said. "I've been on this Council
for 45 years and I know there
are some in this community
who will quietly work against
you. But I'm convinced that
he's going to work in our be-

Colin Powell endorses President Obama

Powell, the former Republican
secretary of state and retired
four-star general, endorsed
President Obama's bid for re-
election last Thursday and
said he was concerned that
Mitt Romney was "a moving
target" on foreign policy.
In an interview on "CBS This
Morning." Powell also said he
wxas "more comfortable" with
the president's views on immi-
gration, education, and health
"I do not want to see the new
Obamacare plan thrown off
the table," Powell said. "It has
issues you have to fix some

things in that plan but what
I see is that 30 million fellow
citizens will now be covered."
It is an open question wheth-
er his endorsement will carry
as much weight as it seemed to
four years ago when he threw
his support behind Obama
in the final weeks of his cam-
paign against Republican
Senator John McCain. But the
president's advisers had been
waiting with anticipation of an
endorsement, which Powell did
not reveal until his television
In the interview, Powell said
the nation's unemployment
rate was still too high, but he

added: "I think generally we've
come out of the dive and we're
starting to gain altitude."
He praised Obama for his
handling of national security.
"I also saw the president get
us out of one war, start to get
us out of a second war, and did
not get us into any new wars,"
Powell said. "I think the ac-
tions he's taken with respect
to protecting us from terrorism
have been very, very solid. And
so I think we ought to keep on
the track that we are on."
On Afghanistan and other
foreign policy concerns, Powell
said he did not believe Rom-
ney "has thought through

these issues as thoroughly as
he should have." He added,
'There are some very, very
strong neoconservative views
that are presented by the gov-
ernor that I have some trouble
He said he still considered
himself a Republican but in
"a more moderate mold." He
added, 'That's something of a
dying breed, I'm sorry to say."
Four years ago, Powell an-
nounced his endorsement of
Obama in an appearance on
"Meet the Press" on NBC. He
did not say during his inter-
view whether he would cam-
paign on Obama's behalf.

The Miami Times


Black church confronts

Donala Jo;eph, CaiolanIri Robley I-r., regiN tereIed nurse for Jack oin Health Svst, i Aiian(ido
executive Director of Alvarez, Miami police detective; Steven Paulson, senior attorney; Michelle
Adding Doses of Hope Gonzalez Paulson, circuit court judge; Olanike Adebayo, assistant state attorney
Daily Foundation and Latavea Johnson-Cobb, victim of crime supervisor.

Community members were ready to discuss how domestic violence
impacted the community at the town hall meeting.

Church caters to trick-or-

treaters with Joy Night

VICTORY IS OURS: Breast cancer survivors gather at a Sunday worship service at Second Baptist Church
in Miami. Pictured are: Karol Toomer(l-r); Keisha Clayton, First lady Dewana Jackson, Martha Hughes,
Adrian McClenney, Lisa Stuart, Laronda Sharp and Gatha Johnson.

Second Baptist Church brings

awareness of breast cancer

Afamily-centered alternative
to a usually unsafe Halloween
By Malika A. Wright

To the parents of little princesses, trans-
formers and superheroes: you no longer have
to fret about your child's safety on Hallow-
een. Nor should you have to compromise
your family's faith so that your children can
have a good time. In fact, you can say good-
bye to trick-or-treating altogether, because
there is a safer alternative.
In an effort to keep thousands of chil-
dren "off the street" and "out of danger," the
Florida Youth Development Foundation and
Redeeming Word Christian Center Interna-
tional (RWCCI) will host the 19th Annual Joy
Night on Oct. 31.
"We don't believe in celebrating Halloween,
but we want to offer families a safe environ-
ment to enjoy themselves," Nethel Stephens,
marketing director of RWCCI, said. "The
whole night is centered around family."
Attendees will be able to enjoy family activ-
ities, food, games, rides, live entertainment,

free candy giveaways and surprise celebrity
appearances at the event.
Each child will receive a large bag of candy
with general admission ticket. Tickets are $4
for ages 3 and up; children 2 and under are
Since this year's theme is "Transformers,"
there will be a three-dimensional "transform-
er" that is several stories tall; which many
believe is the largest "transformer" built in
South Florida.
"We believe we're going to have a 10-foot
model of Optimist Prime," Stephens said.
There will be tons of games like laser tag,
.the live version the game "Candy Land" with
the "Candy King" and a Cash Tube. Partici-
pants will have several opportunities to win
Attendees will be able to enjoy a live dra-
matic production, and participate in a silent
auction where participants could win an
autographed NFL football jersey from former
Miami Dolphins players and current Chicago
Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
The event that is held at RWCCI, located at
2800 West Prospect Road, Fort Lauderdale,
FL 33309. Many of the activities will be on
Please turn to JOY NIGHT 4B

First lady survival

of breast cancer
inspires others

By Malika A. Wright

All month long Second Bap-
tist Church has been focusing
on breast cancer awareness.
It has been acknowledged in
the pink clothes that members
wore to church-services and
the events that church mem-
bers have attended.
On Oct. 26, the church host-
ed a banquet for breast cancer
survivors and acknowledged
them at church the following
Sunday. Also, about 30 mem-
bers participated in the Susan
G. Komen For The Cure breast
cancer walk together.
"We make a big deal of it be-
cause they survived," Alphonso
Jackson, Sr., pastor of Second
Baptist Church, said. "They
survived another year."

Four ways to show your

spouse appreciation daily

By Tiya Cunningham-Sumter

Sister's Network set up a table at the church with infor-
mation.on Breast Cancer.

Many people would describe
the church as a strong sup-
porter of cancer awareness,
but it wasn't always this way.
Similar to many places, at Sec-
ond Baptist, having cancer was

once kept a secret and no one
in the congregation discussed
it, until about 11 years ago
when the first lady was diag-
nosed with breast cancer.
Please turn to AWARENESS 2B

The Michael Baisden radio show frequently
brings up topics that have a huge influence
on our communities. For instance, he has an
Appreciation Day, while it might seem small
in nature, can really assist in holding our
relationships together. The subject mainly
focused on how women should show appre-
ciation to the men' in their lives. So many of
us forget to show our mates just how much
we appreciate them on a daily basis.
Recently, Baisden stated that men are sen-
sitive and have needs too, but some women
believe that men don't normally come right
out and ask for what they need which makes
it challenging for the women in their lives.
Women listeners were advised to be obser-
vant of the signs. In case our men never
share it, we are able to get some insight just
by paying attention. Once we recognize ex-
actly what brings our spouse joy, we should
promptly add them to our "to do" list. What a

great way to show appreciation.
Both partners need to always feel valued.
If your marriage struggles in this area, here
are a few ways to show your appreciation:
Let your actions speak louder than your
words. Show your gratitude by cooking your
spouse's favorite meal or by surprising your
spouse with something small they mentioned
they really wanted.
Be appreciative of the small everyday
things. People often say we shouldn't thank
our loved ones for doing things they are sup-
posed to do. But those everyday tasks are
important and we owe it to our mates to say
just how grateful we are that they handle
Think outside the box with your appre-
ciation. As I mentioned above, we must look
for the signs. Even if our spouse never says,
we have to keep our eyes open as to what
puts a smile on his/her face.
Ask our spouse how they most feel ap
Please turn to FOUR WAYS 4B


~gs~ $,~

"'w~ ~''" ~J~:i L F
id~i' r



Miami priest on administrative leave

after sexual abuse allegations surface

Father Rolando Garcia has

refuted alleged acts of abuse

By Edward B. Colby

The Archdiocese of Miami
announced Wednesday that
it has placed Father Rolando
Garcia on administrative leave
because of the newest sexu-
al abuse allegations brought
against him.
The Archdiocese said in a
statement that it did not know
about the allegations from
Tony Simmons before he made
them public in a news confer-
ence Tuesday.
After learning about them,
the Archdiocese put Garcia,
who is the pastor of St. Agatha
Catholic Church, on admin-
istrative leave on Wednesday.
The Archdiocese also said it

will offer counseling to Sim-
mons and investigate the mat-
ter following procedures in
its "Protecting God's
Children" policy.
Simmons said he
was a 16-year-old
runaway when he
met Garcia at Church
of the Little Flower in -
Hollywood in 1994. A
lawsuit filed Tuesday
says that Garcia ini-
tially gave him assis-
tance and counseling,
but began sexually
abusing Simmons G
after they went 'to a
movie one night.
The abuse continued when
Garcia employed him as a


painter at the church from
2001 to 2003, Simmons said.
Two lawsuits have been filed
recently against Garcia, who
has adamantly denied the
abuse charges.
The Archdiocese said
Wednesday that it
previously placed
Garcia on admin-
istrative leave in
August after one
S alleged victim
|-- made allegations
against the priest.
"Father Garcia
was extremely co-
operative and vol-
untarily took a lie
detector test that
RCIA supported his
denial of having

abused anyone at any time.. At
that time, the Archdiocese also
interviewed the alleged victim,"

the Archdiocese said.
After the Archdiocesan Re-
view Board said that the allega-
tion was not credible, Archbish-
op Thomas Wenski returned
Father Garcia to St. Agatha's
following his 10-day leave, the
Archdiocese said.
"Upon his return, Father Gar-
cia read his statement at every
Mass on the August 24-25,
2012, providing full disclosure
of the allegation and the out-
come of the investigation," the
Archdiocese said. "Subsequent
to these events, (a) lawsuit was
filed against Father Garcia and
the Archdiocese of Miami."
Its statement concluded,
"During this time, we ask for
your prayers for the parishio-
ners of St. Agatha Church, for
Father Garcia and for all those
affected by this latest accusa-

Children of prisoners to receive Bibles

Tyndale House Publishers
announced last month that it
will join forces with Prison Fel-
lowship's Angel Tree program
.and participating Christian
retail partners to distribute
the You Are Loved Holy Bible
(New Living Translation) to
children and teens receiving
an Angel Tree gift this year. In
the United States, 1.7 million
children have a mother or fa-
ther in prison.
"We have been blessed to
partner with Christian retail-
ers in the distribution of over
1.5 million Bibles through
our Operation Worship (sol-
diers), Beautiful Everyday
(crisis pregnancy), and Gha-
na Student Bible (high school
students through
out Ghana) campaigns," said
Chapman, director, NLT alli-

. .. '

Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree program and participating
Christian retail partners distribute bible to kids.
ances. "We are thrilled to be pating retailers until the end
joining with Prison Fellowship of October and purchase a
and Angel Tree to distribute You Are Loved Holy Bible for
You Are Loved Bibles to many about $5 to $6. Consumers
young people through our re- who buy a Bible will be able
tail partners." to receive a free Angel Tree
As part of the campaign, Christmas ornament. Local
consumers-may visit partici- churches participating in

the Angel Tree program will
include the Bibles with An-
gel Tree gifts distributed this
Angel Tree is a ministry
founded by Prison
Fellowship that reaches out
to the children of inmates
and their families with the
love' of Christ. Angel Tree
Christmas works by connect-
ing parents in prison with
their children through the
delivery of Christmas gifts.
For more information, visit
The mission of Prison Fel-
lowship is to seek the trans-
formation of prisoners and
their reconciliation to God,
family, and community
through the power and truth
Sof Jesus Christ. For more in-
formation, visit prisonfellow-

Emmanuel Missionary Bap-
tist Church to host a Unity
Prayer Breakfast. Call 305-696-

Second Chance Ministries to
host a Bible study meeting. Call

A Mission With A New Be-
ginning Church Women's De-
partment provides community
feeding. Call 786-371-3779.

Bethany Seventh Day Ad-
ventist Church will host a be-
reavement sharing group at
3p.m. every 2nd Sunday.

Ann Abraham Ministries,
Inc. will host a fall revival from
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at 7:30p.m.-
10p.m. and noon on Saturday,
Call 305-441-8492.

The Leading Ladies of Ele-
gance Inc. and New Beginning
Missionary Baptist Church will
hold its Second Annual Health
Fair on Nov. 3 from noon-6p.m.
Call 305-454-0265.

Ine Fifthn Churcn or Christ,
Scientist will have a guest speak-
er discuss the healing power of
gratitude at on Nov. 3p.m.

New Way Praise and Wor-
ship Center will celebrate its
36th anniversary Nov. 4-11. Call

The Baptist Minister's Wives
and Widows Council of Greater
Miami will celebrate its 47th An-
niversary on Nov. 5 at 7:30p.m.
Call 305-345-8800.

The South Florida Youth Al-
liance will host a youth event on
Nov. 10 at 7p.m. Call 786-444-

Way Fairing Church of
God in Christ will host its pas-
tor's appreciation on Nov. 23 at
7:30p.m. and Nov. 25 at 8p.m.
Call 786-315-7600.

United Nations Intercessors
will host a prayer conference on
Dec. 7 from 7:30p.m.-10p.m.
and Dec. 8 from 10a.m.-2p.m.
Call 305-764-4075.

The Healing Power of


Explore how gratitude brings healing, blessings,
and a better life.

National speaker,
Betty Jean O'Neal,
is a practitioner of
Christian Science healing
and a member of
the Christian Science
Board of Lectureship.

November 4, 2012, at 3:00 p.m.

Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist

1600 N.W. 54 St.

Miami, Florida

. . .

Will ministers fight against domestic violence?

continued from 1B

Joseph's ex-husband furiously
come to the altar and force her
to get up by the things that
he said and his facial expres-
sion. She believed that if she
didn't get up when he gave her
"the look" then he would have
hit her in church. She didn't
want people to know what kind
of relationship she had, so she
Joseph, the founder of Add-
ing Doses of Hope Daily, was
in an abusive relationship for
seven years. That was one
of the instances where she
thought someone from the
church would notice or ac-
knowledge it, but no one did.
Joseph shared this, story at
the domestic violence town hall
meeting on Oct. 25, hosted by
State Representative Cynthia
Stafford. One of the numerous
ways the panel and attendees
discussed decreasing domestic
violence in our community was
by having the Black clergy and
the church join forces to com-
bat the issue.

Rev. Dr. Anthony Tate of
New Resurrection' Community
Church started the discussion
when he asked, "How could
the clergy be equipped to iden-
tify abused members?"
The Honorable Michaelle
Gonzalez Paulson, the llth
Judicial Circuit Court Judge,
said it's not easy, but if mem-

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month All over the coun-
try, people brought awareness to the issue that has impacted millions
of lives Every eight seconds a woman is being abused One in three
women will experience at least one physical assault by their partner in
their lifetime In 800. of all domestic violence cases children witness the
abuse In these families, children are also more likely to become juvenile
delinquents than children who grow up in healthy environments. Domes-
tic Violence crosses all ethnic, racial, generational, sexual orientation,
religious and socioeconomic lines Domestic Violence aNects everyone

bers are comfortable with min-
isters they may open up and
tell their pastors.
"It's not being addressed
from the pulpit," State Repre-
sentative Stafford said, while
many attendees nodded in
agreement. "I think until the
clergy starts to blow the horn
too and say that this is wrong.
We will have victims who will
continue to sit in silence."
Panelists agreed to train dif-
ferent pastors so that they
could become more knowledg-
able about identifying and re-
sponding to domestic violence.
Latavea Johnson-Cobb, a
Miami-Dade County victim of
crime supervisor who sat on
the panel, stated that they have
an awareness group with peo-
ple who can visit the church to
identify abused victims.
The judge suggested that
clergy not discuss abuse with
both the victim and the abuser.
"If the pastor or counselor
goes straight to the abuser
that may be a life-threatening
situation," she said.
Attendees recommended
that churches have organiza-
tions that specialize in domes-
tic violence prevention, such

as the Safespace Foundation,
Inc. at women's conferences so
that women can feel comfort-
able when admitting that they
are in an. abusive relation-
ship. Stafford suggested that
ministers discuss healthy
ways of dealing with anger at
men conferences.
Other issues discussed in-
cluded: domestic violence
being a generational curse;
abusers using cell phones as
a tracking device; financial
abuse; sexual abuse and do-
mestic violence being added
to high school curriculums
this year.
Stephenie Coleman, 16, a
member of a women's group
called Women in Leadership
Miami, said that the event
was very informative.
"It gets you thinking now so
that you aren't a victim later,"
she said.
SShe wasn't the only one
who found the event educa-
"I learned so much tonight,"
Tate said. "I still need more
education. Pastors and the
leaders need more education
on domestic violence. Our
kids' future is at stake."

- 'i- fr-
- -


Our website is back new and improved.
If you are looking for top-notch local news
stories that feature Miami's Black
community, look no further.

For 89 years Black families
have welcomed us into their
homes so we can share their
good news with others

First lady brings awareness

continued from 1B

"I thank God that he used
me to be an advocate and an
eye opener for many," Dewana
Jackson said. "It has enabled
me to be that support system
for so many young ladies."
Keisha Clayton a mem-
ber of Second Baptist, the vice
president of Sister's Network

Miami and a breast cancer sur-
vivor- said it feels good to have
support inside the church.
She has been a member of
the church for four years and
she said each year they strong-
ly acknowledge breast cancer
awareness. She mentioned that
the church once had a fashion
show in honor of breast cancer
Members of Sister's network

attended Second Baptist's Sun-
day service on Oct. 28. One
of the reasons why the group
decided to worship there is be-
cause the first lady is a strong
"Many people look up to her
for being a survivor an'd a first
lady," Clayton said. "She let's
others who are going through it
know that there is hope and life
after breast cancer."

IIClle ~Qmiirmi ~ILimee

;" '~5~)
'rps~~3~51~'5 :


Churches appeal on Isra

Interfaith bonds

disintegrate amid

call to cut aid
By Laurie Goodstein

A letter signed by 15 lead-
ers of Christian churches that
calls for Congress to reconsid-
er giving aid to Israel because
of accusations of human
rights violations has outraged
Jewish leaders and threatened
to derail longstanding efforts
to build interfaith relations.
The Christian leaders say
their intention was to put
the Palestinian plight .and

Christian leaders'

letter to Congress

seeks rethinking of

nation's spending
the stalled peace negotiations
back in the spotlight at a time
when all of the attention to
Middle East policy seems to
be focused on Syria, the Arab
Spring and the Iranian nucle-
ar threat.
"We asked Congress to treat
Israel like it would any other
country," said the Rev. Gradye
Parsons, the top official of the
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),
"to make sure our military aid
is going to a country espousing
the values we would as Ameri-
cans that it's not being used
to continually violate the hu-
man rights of other people."
The Jewish leaders respond-
ed to the action as a momen-
tous betrayal and announced
their withdrawal from a regu-
larly scheduled Jewish-Chris-
tian dialogue meeting planned
for Monday. In a statement,
the Jewish leaders .called the
letter by the Christian groups
"a step too far" and an indi-
cation of "the vicious anti-Zi-
onism that has gone virtually
unchecked in several of these

"Something is deeply broken,
badly broken," said Ethan Fel-
son, vice president and general
counsel of the Jewish Council
for Public Affairs, an umbrella
group that helped to convene
the meeting. "We're certainly
not getting anywhere now."
The Jewish groups have
called for the Christian
churches to send their top of-
ficials to a "summit" meeting
to discuss the situation, an in-
vitation the Christian leaders
say they are considering.
The Christian leaders in-
volved are mostly from the
historically mainline Protes-
tant churches. Many of these
same churches have taken
up contentious resolutions
to divest their stock holdings
from companies that sell mili-
tary and security equipment
to Israel. Meanwhile, succes-
sive Israeli governments have
found stalwart support in con-
servative evangelical American
The breach is all the more
bitter because it involves Jew-
ish groups known for cultivat-
ing strong interfaith relation-
ships, including the Reform
and Conservative movements,
the American Jewish Commit-
tee and B'nai B'rith Interna-
The controversy began on
Oct. 5, when the Christian
groups sent a letter urging
Congress to hold hearings
into whether Israel was violat-
ing the terms for foreign aid
recipients. The Christian lead-
ers wrote that they had "wit-
nessed widespread Israeli hu-
man rights violations against
the Palestinians, including
killing of civilians, home de-
molitions and forced displace-
ment, and restrictions on Pal-
estinian movement."

The letter said that Israel
had continued expanding
settlements in the West Bank
and East Jerusalem despite
American calls to stop "claim-

ing territory that under in-
ternational law and United
States policy should belong to
a future Palestinian state."
The signers, besides the
Presbyterians, included lead-
ers of the Evangelical Luther-

an Church in America, the
United Methodist Church, the
National Council of Churches,
the United Church of Christ,
the Christian Church (Dis-
ciples of Christ), the Ameri-
can Friends Service Commit-
tee (a Quaker agency) and
the Mennonite Central Com-
mittee. Two Catholic lead-
ers also signed, one with the
Conference of Major Superiors
of Men, an umbrella group of
men's religious orders.
The Christian leaders' letter
acknowledged that both Israe-
lis and Palestinians had suf-
fered, and that both sides bore
responsibility. But it called for
an investigation into only Is-
rael's activities.
The Jewish leaders said
such an approach was a dou-
ble standard. The Palestinian
Authority also receives foreign
aid from the United States

and has also been accused of
rights violations, they said.
"Where's the letter to Con-
gress about Syria, which is
massacring its own people?"
said Rabbi Steven Wernick,
the chief executive of the Unit-
ed Synagogue of Conservative


el angers Jewish groups
Sthe letter was focused only on Council of Churches, said,
Israel because it is the larg- "It's a dramatic step, but it's
est recipient of American for- out of frustration that the
eign aid, and because the aid situation, in Israel/Palestine
flows to Israel without condi- is not moving along construc-
tions or accountability. tively."
Humanitarian aid to the The Jewish leaders were
Palestinian Authority was shocked not just by the con-
suspended last year because tent of the letter, but also by
of violations, and Congress the fact that the Christian
is re-evaluating aid to Egypt, leaders had not given them
Noted Peter Makari, the exec- any warning. Both sides have
Sutive for the Middle East and been participating for eight
:. Europe in global ministries of years in a Christian-Jewish
S. the United Church of Christ Round Table designed to heal
and the Christian Church wounds over the Israeli-Pal-
(Disciples of Christ), who estinian conflict. It was Mon-
ETHAN FELSON helped write the letter. day's meeting that the Jewish
Judaism. "When Israel is the "The need to hold Israel as leaders canceled.
only one that is called to ac- accountable as other coun- "What we're seeing is peo-
count, that's when it becomes tries in the region is impor- pie in the mainstream Jew-
problematic." tant," he said. ish community, doves and
Antonios S. Kireopoulos, hawks, who are really feel-
EQUAL RESPONSIBILITY the director of interfaith re- ing at a point of exhaustion,"
Several Christian leaders lations and associate gen- said Mr. Felson of the Jewish
responded in interviews that eral secretary of the National Council for Public Affairs.

-'. ^ & 's

Jo0in Tei :/. VH
Of Yoir 0,4 bo: */

Jackson Health Plans' Medicare for Life plan covers
nearly all your healthcare costs with:

No copayments for doctor visits
NO co-insurance
No deductibles, and
No additional premium if you already have
Medicare Part B

Plus, you can choose from more than 2,000 doctors,
including those affiliated with Jackson Health System
and ranked among the nation's best.

I;~ ~lr
;.. ,,. r ~t



Join us at one of these free seminars to learn more, and receive
a free $10 Winn-Dixie gift card. Call to reserve your space.

Miami Marlins Ballpark VIP Press Room
Monday, November 5 & 12 10 a.m. to 12 p.m,
Entrance located on NW 14th Avenue & NW 7th Street
Free parking in the 3rd Base Parking Garage

Calder Casino and Race Course VIP Lounge.
Tuesday, November 6 & 13 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
21001 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Magic City Casino VIP Room
Wednesday, November 14 & 28 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
450 NW 37th Avenue, Miami, FL 33125

Havana Harry's Restaurant 2nd Floor
Thursday, November 1 & 8 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
9525 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176

You can also visit us at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson
North Medical Center and Jackson South Community
Hospital, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call us for more information:

Toll-free (877) 547-2279 TTY relay (800) 955-8770
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week www.jmhhp.com

Sl-r-.ii .., .-o'-l r.: present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales
Ir ,- -]._ :: ..i ri -;--2279 (TTY/TDD ,::"'; 955-8770), 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time. Jackson Health Plans is a
r.i--.: .:.: .n,: -~:,or': a Medicare contract which is renewed annually. Availability beyond the end of the current contract year
n .rt --,? I.-ic:ii:.iE. for '.i- ii-:, : Part A and enrolled in Part B and continue to pay the Medicare premium. Limitations and
::-, --rt pp H-e.: i '1:,- cannot require out-of-network providers to accept our members. Only Medicare eligible participants
1".i li :i - I: .1' ,..i-i-,-. i . -.i-!. Winn-Dixie gift cards are i..i l:r,, while supplies last and cannot be exchanged for cash. Appearance

H-I1: i ,.-'K- -. I II 9 _' ,-: l.'-e 09/25/2012

When It's Time For 1Tic re

vv .-.-.



1~ .~




Prayer-based healer speaks of the healing through gratitude

Christian Science followers distance

themselves from Scientology

By Malika A. Wright

Saying thank you and
showing appreciation, may
be a lot more powerful than
most have suspected. Some
believe that gratitude can
bring about healing, bless-
ings and an overall better life.
On Nov. 4, Betty Jean
O'Neal, a prayer-based heal-
er from Massachusetts, will
speak on "The healing power
of gratitude" and how it im-
pacts ones life, at the Fifth

Church of Christ, Scientist.
"I have found from my own
experience that gratitude can
bring healing solutions to em-
ployment, health and hous-
ing issues," O'Neal said. "God
embraces all of us where we
O'Neal will explain Chris-
tian Science to attendees,
while also teaching how the
Bible is used as their source-
book, along with Science and
Health with Key to the Scrip-
tures by Mary Baker Eddy,
the founder of Christian Sci-

The healer will share her
experiences of how she once

struggled with unemployment
and her health., until she first
started showing gratitude by
writing a list of ten things that
she was grateful for daily.
"It opened my thoughts
up to the possibility that I
could be healed," O'Neal said.
"When you really understand
that God is "our" father, you
know you can't be left out of
any good," she said.

"One of the greatest difficul-
ties the public has with the
church is that they confuse us
with Scientology," Ed Lyons,
the church clerk at the Fifth
Church of Christ, Scientist

The Huxtables are compared to rapper's family

By The Huffington Post

One of the most memorable
TV families were the Huxta-
bles. We all .loved them. But
lately a new black family has
hit the TV screens. The family
of rapper, Clifford "T.I" Harris.
The rapper and his fam-
ily were recently featured in
a special photo shoot for In
Touch that struck an interest-
ing comparison.
According to In Touch Maga-
With their new VH1 reality
show T.I. & Tiny: The Family
Hustle, many have compared
them to the famous TV family.
"It's flattering, though I like to
think of us as a unique piece
of our society! The Huxtables
are more conservative, older
and from a different environ-
ment. But we share unity,
strength and prominence,"
T.I. said.
Though we enjoy their show
and often are in awe and re-
spect of the kind of love they
clearly share, we're on the
fence on whether we should

Rapper, T.I., and family reenact photo of the Huxtables.

consider them to be the same
caliber of role model for black

families as the Huxtables.
Let's compare and contrast a

Heathcliff and Claire
shared a deep and passionate
love, in spite of many years
and children together. T.I. and
Tiny can attest to the same.
Cliff was a doctor, Claire
was a lawyer. Both had high
level degrees and were con-
sidered experts in their field.
T.I. is a rapper, Tiny is a for-
mer R&B singer turned small
business owner. T.I. never
graduated high school.
Cliff was often overly com-
petitive in many areas and
found himself in comical situ-
ations because of it. T.I. has
also found himself in some
"funny" situations, but those
have usually just landed him
in jail.
We love the love we see on
both shows and are always
glad to see intact black fami-
lies on TV. There are several
differences and similarities
with the 'families. Do you
agree with this comparison?
Should we be holding them
up as black family role mod-

Although Lyons does not
know much about scientology,
but he is a strong believer of
Christian science.
According to the its website,
Christian science encourages
people to see things from a
spiritual perspective, as Jesus
taught. Believers of Christian
Science live by John 14:12
which says, "He that believeth
on me, the works that I do shall
he do also..." Mary Baker Eddy
once said that, "these mighty
works are not supernatural,

but supremely natural..." These
works can include resolving
difficult challenges with health,
relationships, employment and
so on, through prayer.
The heart of Christian Sci-
ence is love, according to its
"My desire is for everyone to
experience the healing power of
gratitude," O'Neal said. "God's
love is all-powerful and it
breaks through barriers of any
kind. No matter who you are
and what your station in life is.

New holiday substitute

continued from 1B

the church's 17 acres of land,
while some activities will be held
in their multipurpose room.
According to Stephens, Joy
Night is not only a night of fun
and.games, but it is also a night

of evangelism and compassion.
The will be a Holy Ghost House
instead of a Haunted House,
there will be christian music
and everything will be faith-
"We're trying to show the
kingdom of God in a different
manner," Stephens said.

Showing your mate love

continued from 1B

preciated. Using this direct
approach will provide the in-
formation we need to show
our partner just how much
they mean to us.
Every day should be appre-
ciation day for our spouses. I

am grateful that Michael Bais-
den provided the platform for
this conversation. I am even
more excited that couples ev-
erywhere were calling in to
the show and share what they
appreciate most about their
spouse. It is important that
we keep this conversation go-

Thursday, November 15th 7:00pm 8:00pm

North Shore Medical Center Auditorium (off the main lobby)

Light refs-hments will be served.

To reserve your seat, please call 800.984.3434.

Opening spring of 2013
The all NEW Breast Center at North Shore \Medical Center


Medical Center
1100 NW 95th Street, Miami, FL .- t, Sh e i, i .

Research has shown that breast self-examination (BSE) plays a small role in fingng breast cancer compared w/th chance or simply being aware of what is normal for each woman. Some women feel very comfortable doing BSE regularly (usually monthly after their period)
winch inrvo es a systemalc step-by-step approach to examining the look and eel of one's breasts. Other women are more comfortable simply feeing their breasts in a less systematic approach, such as while showering or getting dressed or doing an :..:: AN..,-, I r.:.r.:.u.jrr
exam. BSE is an option for women starting in their 20s. Women should be told about the benefits and limitations of'BSE Women should report any breast changes to their health professional right away.

Pre-Thanksgiving Gospel Explosion

Pre-Thanksgiving gospel explosion, Sunday November 11 at Mt.
Pleasant M.B. Church, 11591 SW 220th Street, Goulds, FL 33170.
Dr. James C. Wise, pastor.
Paul Beasley and the Gospel Keynotes. Also featuring Morning Star
M.B.C. Male Chorus, Redeem of Miami, Lil Rev,The Second Genera-
tion of Miami and Artise Wright,The Spiritual Harmonizers of Miami.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and service starts at 6 p.m. All tickets
sold at the door. Adults, $25; students 13-17 years $10; children 5-12
years $5. Ticket information 305-258-8207.


- r .

.. "

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

School running program starts good habits early

Kids who participate improve their

fitness and increase their confidence

By Janice Lloyd

The New York Road Runners
club has established free youth
running programs in more than
600 schools in 50 states to.give
kids opportunities for fitness
and to fight childhood obesity.
Sometimes the students run
circles around their teacher,
and in Ronda Ary's case, that's
a good thing.
When Ary runs with her stu-
dents, she feels on top of the
world, knowing she's making
an impact on their lives.
"Running is good for every-
thing," says Ary, a physical-
education teacher at Sneed El-
ementary School in Houston.
"It -really .gets .the. endorphins.
going. It keeps you strong men-
tally and physically, and you
can do it your entire life. I see
people running in their 80s and
She enrolled the school last
year in Mighty Milers, a na-

How far can these
children go?

New York Road Runners
guidelines for safe distances:

Pre K-lst grade: 1/4 per
2nd-3rd grade: 1/2 mile to 1
4th-6th grade: Begin with 1
mile, work toward 3 miles
7th grade and older: Begin
with 1 mile, work toward 3-6.2

tionwide running program that
. teaches.children in.pre-.kinder.-..
garten through eighth grade
how to set realistic goals and
find success. Those opportu-
nities, she says, aren't always
readily available in the under-
privileged neighborhoods where
her students live.

. .. .. . ... .
I : -*\i ^. "- .

'_ :" .
. .:-




-I .

.- I,
.v ,"r. .

2 .. .." ... *-'. _-
.- '- -' : : a -
., - . -

Ronda Ary cheers on second-graders as they run at Sneed
track so students won't have to run at a neighboring park.

Elementary School, which built a

The New York Road Runners,
the club that founded the New
York City Marathon in 1970
(this year's marathon is Nov.
4), started the Mighty Milers
program seven years ago. It
now involves 125,000 children
in 620 schools in 50 states. By
raising money from New York
City Marathon proceeds, the
NYRR offers free programs to
the schools.

"For many of them, this is
the only sports program they
can be involved in ... Mighty
Miller is their team."

Fitness level doesn't matter,
Ary says. Students are encour-
aged to run or walk briskly up
to a half-mile in supervised ses-
sions two to five times a week.
She tracks their mileage on the
NYRR website. When the kids
"complete" a marathon, NYRR
provides them with a medal.
That's when Ary cranks up the
Please turn to HABITS 10B



Alisa Savoretti, founder of My Hope
Chest, is one of Oprah Magazine's
Breast Cancer Heroes. When Savoretti
found a lump in her breast in 2001, she
was 38 and uninsured. After Medicaid
turned her down, a social services pro-
gram helped her pay for a mastectomy
and chemotherapy, but not reconstruc-
tive surgery. Desperate for insurance
and money to pay her mounting bills,
Savoretti returned to her former career
as a professional dancer in Las Vegas,
billing herself as the "Lopsided Show-
girl" to raise awareness of her plight.
"It helped-a lot-to have a sense of
humor," she says. "When I finally got my
reconstruction, I named my girls Zsa
Zsa and Ava."
In 2003, Sa-
voretti founded
a nonprofit
called My Hope
Chest to assist
oo o their patients
e e m b in paying for
bontive surgery,
Hope Chest a procedure
of nine b t that can cost
e s s ae s more than
ALISA SAVORETnl $50,000. While
struggling to
get her organization off the ground, she
made ends meet by working a series of
jobs (nanny, deli clerk, gardener); dur-
ing her breaks she worked the phones
to organize fund-raisers and set up pro
bono operations. Nine years later, My
Hope Chest has transformedtt he lives
of nine breast cancer survivors, and five
more surgeries are scheduled for this
year. "We've served only a handful of pa-
tients to date," says Scott Sullivan, MD,
a volunteer surgeon, "but each one has
gained a new sense of hope."
"Many breast cancer survivors are un-
able to afford the expensive series of re-
construction surgeries desired to return
to a normal life. They are left to live in a
horrible state," says Savoretti. "The end
result for some women is a lack of self-
esteem, enduring depression and many
other debilitating facets; an awful place
for a woman to be who has already
faced a life-or-death health issue."
Please turn to HERO 11B



Unhealthy foods

The research

suggests fasting

damage and alter or dieting increases

mental capability

By Jacque Wilson

We all know that what you eat
can change your physical ap-
pearance. It also alters how your
body functions, making it more or
less difficult to pump blood, grow
healthy bones or process insulin.
New research presented this week
at the Neuroscience 2012 confer-
ence suggests that what you eat
can even alter your brain and
vice versa.
Timothy Verstynen and his
colleagues used functional mag-
netic resonance imaging (fMRI)
to observe the brain activity in
29 adults. The study participants
were shown words on a screen
in various colors and asked to
identify the color, not the word.
Sometimes it was easy the word
red printed in red; other times it
was harder, like seeing the word
red printed in blue.

the brain's desire for

high-calorie food ...

The overweight and obese
participants' brains showed more
activity during difficult questions,
suggesting they were working
harder to get the same answers.
Verstynen said the results imply
that obese people are less efficient
at making complex decisions,
which could be important for con-
trolling impulse behavior.
His team theorizes that un-
healthy eating choices can lead to
disrupted brain connections that
lead to weakened brain perfor-
A second study, presented by
Dr. Tony Goldstone, showed the
brain's orbitfrontal cortex may
play a big role in how people make
food choices. This area encodes
the "value" of a food, Goldstone
said i.e. how rewarding or plea-
surable it will be to eat.
Study participants were asked
Please turn to FOODS 9A

Smoking bans

cut number of

heart attacks

and strokes

By Liz Szabo

Smoking bans quickly and dramat-
ically cut the number of people hos-
pitalized for heart attacks, strokes
and respiratory diseases such as
asthma and emphysema, an analysis
out last Monday shows.
Heart attack hospitalizations fell an
average of 15 percent after communi-
ties passed laws banning smoking in
areas such as restaurants, bars and
workplaces, according to the largest
analysis of smoke-free legislation to
date. The analysis included 45 stud-
ies covering 33 laws in American cit-
ies and states, as well as countries
such as New Zealand and Germany.
Stroke hospitalizations fell 16 per-
cent, while hospitalizations for respi-
ratory disease fell 24 percent, accord-
ing to the study, published Monday
in Circulation.
The more comprehensive the law,
the greater the impact, says senior
author Stanton Glantz, director of
the Center for Tobacco Control Re-
search and Education at the Univer-
sity of California-San Francisco.
For example, a 2002 law banning
smoking only in restaurants in Olm-
sted County, Minn., had no effect on
heart attacks, according to a study
also published Monday in the Ar-
chives of Internal Medicine. However,
hearts attacks fell by 33 percent after
a 2007 law that expanded the smok-
ing ban to all workplaces, including
bars, according to the report, from
Minnesota's Mayo Clinic.
That drop is especially impres-
sive, given that people in Minnesota
got less healthy in the same time,
with higher rates of diabetes and
obesity. Rates of high blood
pressure and unhealthy
cholesterol levels
stayed the same.
Glantz says
state lawmak-
ers Please turn

3iNlORTH SH O :R "
I M edic al Center ) ^ .- u -if 'i i
._ ,. :: .:.; ._ .. .. .iiiua aG -4 ^E/I^ mu ^ ^^ ^Q S, ,

v **. : '- .'- :' -..:_. *yJa
.. . .. -,,..,
ik1U liI14-~,j dim i iei:


.% -

~F :rli-'C

: i

y '^- *




Eating will get 'smaller' in 2013 Diabetes study ends early

'Local,' and fresh'

to be bigger buzz

By Bruce Horovitz

The big food makers face a se-
rious challenge for 2013: Con-
sumers will want to eat even
Not smaller as in less, but
smaller as in locally grown, in-
spired by street vendors and
loaded with fresh, veggie con-
coctions. So says a 2013 food
trends report by the research
firm Culinary Visions, sched-
uled to be released on Tuesday.
"This will challenge big food
sellers and manufacturers,"
says Sharon Olson, executive
director of the Culinary Visions
panel, which surveyed more
than 3,000 consumers nation-
ally and interviewed dozens of
food experts. "It's not a simple
Among 2013's key food
Street markets rule. Say
goodbye to the notion of fine-
dining trends eventually trick-
ling down to the rest of us. In
2013, it will increasingly be
trickle-up. "All of the inspira-
tion will come from street mar-
kets," says Olson.
Much is coming from street
markets of Asia, for example,
which recently influenced
Chipotle to. open the Asian-
themed ShopHouse chain. "It's
a reverse thinking on the way
companies look at identifying
food trends," she says.
"Pure" food sells. Consum-
ers want the food that they buy
demystified. They want to be

4. 1.

Robert Tolbert Jr. perfects his display of fresh, family grown
to be "chic" in 2013.

able to pronounce the names
of all the product ingredients.
And they want to know where
it comes from ideally, locally,
says Olson. "Nothing sells like
pure and simple," Olson says.
Kids get coddled. Forget
the crayons, toys and prizes. In
2013, the way to appeal to both
parents and kids will be to of-
fer healthier but affordable food
options; pay attention to food
allergies, and train staff to be
extra kid-friendly, says Olson.
Pop-up eateries emerge.
Chefs increasingly will take

their cooking talents to oddball
locations in 2013 from kiosks
to empty storefronts to farmers'
fields, predicts Olson. "Food
trucks aren't news anymore,"
says Olson, "so these are new
ways of delivering the dining
Canning gets cool. As the
locally grown push grows, so
will the notion of canning, cur-
ing and cutting in-house. Pick-
ling, in particular, is emerging
as a hip way to-add a personal
touch, says Olson.
Veggies rock. From hyper-

produce. Veggies are expected

local veggies to those imported
from exotic foreign lands, the
vegetable will move to the cen-
ter of many plates in 2013.
Fresh veggies will show, up in
more school lunches and in
more gourmet retail shops,
says Olson. "Veggies have be-
come chic."
But the food giants are miss-
ing the boat on most of these
cultural changes, says celeb-
rity chef Cat Cora. "The big food
companies are scrambling to
figure out how to create the per-
ception" that they're on board.

Monster drinks under investigation

California family sues beverage

maker over death
By Martine Geller

The US Food and Drug Ad-
ministration said last Monday
that it was investigating re-
ports of five deaths that may
be associated with Monister
Beverage Corp's energy drink,
and the company's shares fell
more than 14 percent.
Monster is also being sued
by the family of a 14-year-old
girl who died after drinking
two cans of its Monster energy
drink in a 24-hour period.
Monster said it does not be-
lieve its drinks are "in any
way responsible" for the girl's
"Monster is unaware of any
fatality anywhere that has
been caused by its drinks," the
company said in a statement.
It said it intends to vigorously
defend itself against the law-
The family of Anais Fourni-
er filed a lawsuit last Friday
against Monster for failing to
warn about the product's dan-
The-lawsuit, filed in Califor-
nia superior court in River-
side, said. that after drinking
two 24-ounce cans of Monster
energy on consecutive days
Fournier went into cardiac ar-
rest. She died days later on

ofl4-year-old girl
December 23, 2011, from what
the lawsuit said was "cardiac
arrhythmia due to .caffeine tox-
icity" that complicated a heart
disorder she already had.
Last Monday, FDA spokes-

or death that it receives. The
notices to the FDA's adverse
events database do not in
themselves confirm a risk from
a product.
Monster is the leading US en-
ergy drink by volume with nearly
39 percent of the US market, but
Austria's Red Bull has the high-
est share by revenue due to its

The maker of Monster Energy drinks, which is led by Rod-
ney Sacks, said in a statement: "Monster is unaware of any
fatality anywhere that has been caused by its drinks."

woman Shelly Burgess said the
agency had received reports of
five deaths and one heart at-
tack that may be. associated
with the Monster Energy drink
from 2009 through June this
The FDA said that it inves-
tigates any report of injury

premium price.
In July, New York State's at-
torhey general issued subpoenas
to three energy drink makers -
Monster, PepsiCo and Living
Essentials LLC seeking infor-
mation on the companies' mar-
keting and advertising practices.
PepsiCo makes the AMP en-

Low income people less likely to get CPR

By Associated Press

People who collapse from car-
diac arrest in poor Black neigh-
borhoods are half as likely to
get CPR from family members
at home or bystanders on the
street as those in better-off
white neighborhoods, according
to a study that found the rea-
sons go beyond race.
The findings suggest a big
need for more knowledge and
training, the researchers said.
The study looked at data on
more than 14,000 people in 29
U.S. cities. It's one of the largest
to show how race, income and
other neighborhood character-
istics combine to affect some-
one's willingness to offer heart-
reviving help.
More than 300,000 people
suffer a cardiac arrest in their
homes or other non-hospital
settings every year, and most
don't survive. A cardiac arrest

is when the heart stops, and it's
often caused by a heart attack,
but not always. Quick, hard
chest compressions can help
people survive.
For their study, researchers
looked at the makeup of neigh-
borhoods and also the race of
the victims. They found that
Blacks and Hispanics were 30
percent less likely to be aided
than white people. The odds
were the worst if the heart vic-
tim was Black in a low-income
Black neighborhood.
The researchers also found
that regardless of a neighbor-
hood's racial makeup, CPR was
less likely to be offered in poor
areas. That shows that socio-
economic status makes more
difference than the neighbor-
hood's racial makeup, said lead
author Dr. Comilla Sasson, of
the University of Colorado in
While few people in poor Black

neighborhoods got CPR, those
who did faced double the odds
of surviving. Overall, only 8 per-
cent of patients survived until
at least hospital discharge, but
12 percent of those who got by-
stander CPR did versus just 6
percent of those who did not.
About 80 percent of the car-
diac arrest victims in the study
had collapsed in their own
homes. That suggests lack of
knowledge about how to do
CPR. But also, people tend to
panic and freeze when they
encounter someone in cardiac
arrest, and they need to know
that cardiopulmonary resusci-
tation is easier than many real-
ize, Sasson said.
She said the study results
should prompt public outcry
- especially since most people
who suffer cardiac arrest in
non-hospital settings won't sur-
vive and those statistics haven't
changed in 30 years.

ergy drink and Living Essentials
makes 5-Hour Energy.
Monster shares closed down
14.23 percent at $45.73 on the
Nasdaq.. ..


By Gina Kolata

A large federal study of wheth-
er diet and weight loss can pre-
vent heart attacks and strokes
in overweight and obese people
with Type 2 diabetes has ended
two years ahead of schedule be-
cause the intensive program did
not help.
"I was surprised," said Rena
Wing, the study's chairwoman
and a professor of psychiatry
and human behavior at Brown
University's medical school.
Like many, she had assumed
diet and exercise would help, in
part because short-term stud-
ies had found that those strate-
gies lowered blood sugar levels,
blood pressure and cholesterol
But, Dr. Wing added, "You do
a study because you don't know
the answer."
Still, medical experts said
there were many benefits to diet
and exercise even if they did not
reduce cardiovascular disease
in people with diabetes.
About 25 million Americans
have Type 2 diabetes. Many are
overweight or obese. On aver-
age, the disease increases heart
disease risk by 2 to 2 /2 times,
said Dr. Ronald Kahn, chief ac-
ademic officer at the Joslin Dia-
betes Center in Boston.
It seemed logical that diet and
exercise would help reduce that
risk. An earlier federal study
found that an intense diet and
exercise program helped pre-
vent overweight or obese people
with elevated blood sugar lev-
els from crossing the line into
diabetes. The hope was that a
similar program could also pro-
tect people from heart disease.
The study randomly assigned
5,145 overweight or obese peo-
ple with Type 2 diabetes to ei-
ther a rigorous diet and exer-
cise regimen or to sessions in
which they got general health
information. The diet involved
1,200 to 1,500 calories a day
for those weighing less than

PMC North Shore

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


in House Services:

* Transportation

* 24 Hour Service

* On Site Laboratory

* Access to Hospitals

* Personalized Care

In House Care:

* Pacemaker Checks

* Wound Care

* Geriatric Care

* Routine Visits

* Urgent Visits

In House Therapy:

* Preventative Medicine

* Vaccines

* Diabetic Education

* Health Education

Your neighborhood

Medical Office Specializing

in the Geriatric Population

305-835-9844S:~Z~ L

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

Assistance to apply and
recertify for Food Stamps
& Medicaid

Free Transportation Available

T with a surprising result

250 pounds and 1,500 to 1,800
calories a day for those weigh-
ing more. The exercise program
was at least 175 minutes a
week of moderate exercise.
But 11 years after the study
began, researchers concluded
it was futile to continue the
two groups had nearly identical
rates of heart attacks, strokes
and cardiovascular deaths.
The investigators are analyz-
ing their data and will be pub-
lishing them in research pa-
But the outcome is clear, said
Dr. David Nathan, a princi-
pal investigator and director of
the Diabetes Center at Massa-
chusetts General Hospital. "We
have to have an adult conversa-
tion about this," he said. "This
was a negative result."
The study participants as-

Diet and weight loss
were not as effective as
doctors assumed.

signed to the intensive exercise
and diet program did lose about
5 percent of their weight and
managed to keep it off during
the study. That was enough to
reduce cardiovascular risk fac-
"We showed that meaningful
weight loss let's put 'mean-
ingful' in quotes could be
established and maintained,"
Dr. Nathan said. "To me that
means we did a good experi-
ment. We had a fair test of this
Some, like Dr. John Buse, di-
rector of the University of North
Carolina's diabetes center, said
the study confirmed what they
would have expected. Dr. Buse,
a former president of the Amer-
ican Diabetes Association, said
treatments including smoking
cessation, stations to reduce
cholesterol and blood pres-
sure medications are so power-
ful that they could swamp the
Please turn to DIABETES 8B


~~O u


"' ..m -'"
" *-- '



Who's moving in? Adults, kids

New trend of multiple generations

cohabiting in single household

By Haya El Nasser

Almost a third of homeown-
ers expect their grown children
or aging parents to eventually
move in with them, according
to a survey by one of the na-
tion's largest home builders.
About one in seven say they
already have a "boomerang
kid" an adult child who
moves back home or elderly
parent living under their roof.
The survey out Wednesday
of more than 1,000 homeown-
ers by PulteGroup, builder of
everything from starter homes

to upscale residences and
Del Webb adult communities,
shows that the rise in multi-
generational households may
"It's an enormous change,"
says Stephen Melman, direc-
tor of economic services at the
National Association of Home
Builders. "I remember when I
was in college, no one wanted
to be near their parents."
A Pew Research report
earlier this year showed that
the share of Americans living
in multi-generational house-
holds is at its highest since the



'- I -. -

. .. .

1950s. Young adults ages 25
to 34 are most likely to return
to the nest. Almost 22 percent
of young adults were living

at home in 2010, up from 16
percent in 2000 and rising the
most since the recession that
began in 2007 and technically
ended in 2009.
Average family size has gone
up more than three percent
since 2000, largely a result of
tough economic times. The rise
in immigrants from countries
accustomed to several gen-
erations living together also
pushed the number.
These demographic shifts
are altering the needs of home
buyers and prompting home
builders to create new floor
plans. We're looking at hous-
ing now for usable space,"
says Deborah Wahl Meyer,
PulteGroup's chief marketing

, aging

officer. "How do we make it
Pulte's online survey shows
that finances often drive these
household arrangements. It
also found many households
where parents moved back in
to strengthen family bonds.
Pulte is testing different
features to appeal to the "new"
American family of Mom, Dad,
adult child and older parent
and sometimes grandchildren.
Out: Showy and dramatic
living rooms and fancy dining
rooms that are rarely used,
Meyer says. In:
More than one master suite
to accommodate adult relatives
- often one upstairs and one


An open family-office space
off the kitchen where the kids
do homework or parents pay
bills online.
Connie Kirby and husband
Evon, a retired New York City
detective, bought a Pulte home
in Mesa, Ariz., a year ago. They
live with their three children
(ages 16, 14, 11), his father
and a nephew, 21, in a six-
bedroom, 4,400-square-foot
"It was easier and more
economical to move in togeth-
er," says Connie, 44, a travel
agent. "Our neighbor has three
generations in their house."
She expects her kids to stay
when they're adults or leave
and come back.

FDA launches national campaign: BeSafe Rx Ways to keep up
Ru Saundra Youno be risky because they may sell found that about 1 in 4 con- they can contain too little or

Buyers beware when it comes
to buying medicine online, the
Food and Drug Administration
is warning consumers.. Last
Friday, the agency launched
"BeSafeRx: Know Your Online
Pharmacy," a national cam-
paign to raise awareness about
fake Internet pharmacies and
their potential risk to consumer
"Buying medicines from
rogue online pharmacies, can

fake, expired, contaminated,
not approved by FDA, or other-
wise unsafe products that are
dangerous to patients," said
FDA Commissioner Dr. Marga-
ret Hamburg. "Fraudulent and
illegal online pharmacies often
offer deeply discounted prod-
ucts. If the low prices seem too
good to be true, they probably
are. FDA's BeSafeRx campaign
is designed to help patients
learn how to avoid these risks."
The agency did a survey and

sumers bought prescription
drugs online. Nearly 30 percent
said they were not confident
about buying drugs safely on
the Internet.
In July, the National Associa-
tion of Boards of Pharmacy an-
alyzed more than 10,000 web-
sites and found 97 percent were
not in compliance with U.S.
pharmacy laws and were listed
as "Not Recommended."
These products present a
potential serious risk because

too much active ingredient; the
wrong ingredients altogether
or no active ingredient at all.
The agency is telling patients
to only buy their prescription
-drugs through online pharma-
cies that are either, located in
the United States, require, a
"valid" prescription from a doc-
tor/health care professional,
provide a licensed pharmacist
for consultation, or are licensed
by the patient's state board of

Childhood obesity declines across the nation

New changes to

school lunches

creates impact
By Nanci Hellmich

Nutritional improvements
made in the foods served at
schools could help reverse the
nation's childhood obesity epi-
demic, and the first evidence of
that is in places that have im-
plemented changes early.
Childhood obesity rates have
declined slightly in several cit-
ies ard states that are tackling
the issue including Mississippi,
California, New York City, Phil-
adelphia, El Paso and Anchor-
age, according to two groups
that are tracking the trend.
"We've had 30 years of in-
creasing rates of obesity, but
we might be seeing the turning
point for this epidemic," says
pediatrician James Marks, a
senior vice president for the
Robert Wood Johnson Founda-
Margo Wootan, director of
nutrition policy for the Center
for Science in the Public Inter-
est, a Washington .D.C.-based
consumer group, which did its
own analysis of the changes,
says, "We are seeing decreases
in obesity in places where they

are making a concerted effort
to address the problem, mostly
in schools." "They're not just
crossing their fingers and hop-
ing the problem goes away."
A 2010 law directed the U.S.
Department of Agriculture to
update the national nutrition
standards for all food served
in schools. The standards are
designed to improve the health
of about 53 million children
who attend primary and sec-
ondary schools. Kids consume
about 30 percent to 50 percent
of their daily calories while at
The changes that went into
effect this year mean students
are being offered healthier op-

tions and slightly fewer calories
at lunch, Wootan says.
Some cities and states also
have increased the quantity
and quality of physical activ-
ity for students, and many
have instituted strong nutrition
guidelines for the types of foods
that can be sold in vending
machines, a la carte lines and
school stores, she says.
The decline in childhood obe-
sity could become more wide-
spread with the improvements
being made in school food na-
tionwide, Wootan says.
Greater declines in obesity
are likely to come when the
government implements rules
for competitive foods, such

Helping your child with weight problems

By Timi Gustafson R.D.

If you are concerned about
your child's weight your first
step should be to consult with
a pediatrician or. a clinical dieti-
tian. Many factors such as, in-
cluding age, height and activity
level need to be taken into ac-
count to determine whether your
child's weight needs attention.
Regular physical exercise
should be encouraged ,at all
stages of a child's upbringing,
but especially when weight prob-
lems become an issue. Weight
loss through exercise is the most
natural and healthiest way to
reach a healthy body weight.
You should, however, consult
with a pediatrician before your
child engages in a more rigorous
exercise regimen for weight loss

Finding the right strategy for
lasting weight management is
critical. Involving the whole fam-
ily in making healthy food and
lifestyle choices, instead of sin-
gling out the overweight child,
can greatly increase the likeli-
hood of success. Avoid blame
or teasing. It's never helpful to
make an overweight child feel
uncomfortable or even ashamed
by commenting on his or her
condition. Most children who
struggle with weight problems
are keenly aware of their situ-
ation and need no reminders --
neither well-intended nor mean-
spirited ones.
Healthy eating should be a
pleasurable experience, espe-
cially for kids. If they feel de-
prived, they will not enjoy their
food, no matter how beneficial
it may be to their health. Vari-

ety makes meals interesting and
helps ensure a balanced diet.
There are hardly any "forbidden
foods," however, moderation in
serving sizes is key.
Spend some quality time
around food. Encourage your
kids to lend a helping hand in
the kitchen and allow them to
explore and experiment with
cooking techniques. Have your
children sit down for family din-
ners, instead of letting them
munch mindlessly in front of the,
TV or the computer. If you are
too busy or too tired to cook full
meal, think of possible alterna-
tives. It doesn't take more time
to pick up fresh ingredients from
a salad bar than to order a pizza
or wait in line at a burger joint.
It's more a question of your pri-
orities and your kids will pick
up on that, too.

as candy, chips, soda, cook-
ies and pastries, sold in vend-
ing machines, a la carte lines
and school stores, she says.
Those should be released later
this year and go into effect in
two years or so, Wootan says.
"That's where we'll see a bigger
Nationally about a third (31.8
percent) of kids and adoles-
cents, ages 2 to 19, are obese or
overweight, government statis-
tics show. About 17 percent of
them about 12.5 million kids
- are obese. Children are clas-
sified as overweight or obese
based on where they fall on
body mass index (BMI) growth
Those extra pounds put kids
at a greater risk of developing
a host of debilitating and costly
diseases, including type 2 dia-
betes, high blood pressure and
high cholesterol.

testosterone levels

By Dr. Tyeese Gaines

As men age, the level of
testosterone in the body de-
creases. Without testoster-
one, men have a decreased
interest in sex, larger breast
tissue and can suffer from
depression and fatigue. "Low
T" also makes it harder to de-
velop large muscles and more
likely to have weaker bones.
Testosterone supplemen-
tation through pills, creams
or patches is available with
a prescription. However, like
any medication, there are
side 'effects. Testosterone
medications are linked to
larger prostates, sleep apnea
and increased blood counts.
Improving,your zinc intake
may potentially help. Zinc
has been linked to testoster-
one levels in small studies.
but is not widely pushed
One study of young n- en
in 1996 found that testoster-
one levels dropped mor- than
half after five months .fi a
low-zinc diet. The sam- srud-,
found that, among n-r age
55 to 73, testosterone i-.rels
went up after taking 3.i in
zinc supplements a day. But.
it's not clear if other di-
etary factors played a
While supplemen-
tation is debated for
"low T," doctors do

push for diets rich in.protein,
which has, among its ben-
efits, fair amounts of zinc.
Mild zinc-deficiency is also
related to sperm production.
In general, adult men
should aim for 11mg of zinc
daily. It's found in foods
such as oysters, beef, lobster,
crab and beans. Beef chuck
roast, for example, has 7mg
in a 3-ounce serving. How-
ever, there can be too much
of a good thing when it comes
to zinc. Taking large doses
- one to two grams as a
supplement in one sitting can
cause nausea, vomiting and
In addition to a healthy diet,
urologists recommend that
you keep a healthy weight
(body fat produces more
estrogen, which promotes
feminine character-
iSthin'. begin or
c- ntI.t-iue L resis- '- .
rarnce train-ng ,
toI help build '

Stlr e eeSS. Il-
cr'ease sleep .. I

Musical Groups Highlighted During

56th Annual All States Tea

Musical entertainment will dominate the 56th annual All States Tea at the Church of the
Incarnation on Sunday, November 4th, beginning at 4 p.m. The theme, "Many paths, one
journey" will be celebrated through music with Incarnation's St. Cecilia's Choir, North Miami
Senior High Male Chorus, Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church Women's Mass Choir and
Clarinetist Anna Marie Cohen accompanied by her mother, Lillian Richardson.
In addition to the entertainment, the Episcopal Church Women, who are divided into 50
states, will make presentations throughout the program.
A reception will follow the program in the J. Kenneth Major Hall. The Church of the Incarna-
tion is located at 1835 NW 54th Street and the public is most cordially invited to attend.

_I _

Lay .. .. ..



, A



FRESH LEAD EMERGES If Medicare tell's you 'no


Researchers gain new insight into

one way that antibodies can develop

By Betsy Mckay

A team of researchers has
identified one way the hu-
man body can develop pow-
erful antibodies to protect it
against the AIDS virus, offer-
ing a new lead in the quest for
a vaccine.
The findings, the latest in a
series of advances in AIDS re-
search in the past few years,
are significant because scien-
tists were able to establish a
link between a change in the
virus after infection and the
formulation of the antibodies
that fight it.
Scientists just over three
years ago identified two po-
tent antibodies that could tar-
get most of the thousands of
strains of HIV, the virus that
causes AIDS. Since then, doz-
ens more "broadly neutral-
izing antibodies," as they are
called, have been identified.
But researchers haven't
known how they develop-
critical information they need
to create a vaccine, which has
been one of modern medi-
cine's greatest challenges and
.has remained elusive, more
than 30 years after the epi-
demic erupted.
Recent advances have fol-
lowed years of frustration in
HIV research and prevention.

In a study published online
in the journal Nature Medi-
cine Sunday, researchers
from the Centre for the AIDS
Programme of Research in
South Africa discovered a key
change in the outer coating
of the HIV virus that had en-
abled two HIV-infected wom-
en to develop broadly neutral-
izing antibodies.
The HIV virus is famously
elusive, evolving and chang-
ing constantly-even over
the course of a week within a
single patient. But the piece of
the virus on which the change
occurred in the women is
common across many HIV
strains, and the antibodies
one of them developed were
able to kill up to 88 percent
of HIV strains from around
the world. Released by the im-
mune system, antibodies stick
to the surface of a virus and
prevent it from entering a cell.
The study is "an important
step in trying to understand
just how these broadly neu-
tralizing antibodies evolve,"
said Anthony Fauci, director
of the National Institute of Al-
lergy and Infectious Diseases,
the arm of the National Insti-
tutes of Health that oversees
AIDS research and helped
fund the study.

The researchers followed the
two women for years, making
it possible to figure out when
and how the change in the
virus occurred that allowed
them to develop the antibod-
ies, Dr. Fauci said.
The study represents "a key
advance in the vaccine field,"
said Wayne Koff, chief scien-
tific officer of the International
AIDS Vaccine Initiative, which
helps develop and promote
vaccines. "It builds on a lot of
advances in the last three or
four years" that have brought
about a "renaissance" in the
field, he said.

About 34.2 million people
were living with HIV in 2011,
and 1.7 million died, accord-
ing to the Joint United Nations
Programme on HIV/AIDS.
"We were able to go back
to our freezers and pull out
specimens," said Salim Ab-
dool Karim, a prominent AIDS
researcher and director of the
consortium that did the study.
At about six to nine months
after infection, he said, a "gly-
can,"'or sugar, changed posi-
tions on the HIV virus's outer
coating, forcing the women's
immune systems to mount a
response to a new piece of the
Researchers tracked one of
the women starting in April
2005, when she was 36 years
Please turn to VACCINE 10B

Couples of all kinds, cohabit

Living together


the young, new

data shows

By Sharonr Jayson'

Americans who choose to co-
habit are no longer just young
couples testing the waters be-
fore heading to the altar, an
analysis of new Census data
In fact, cohabitation is much
more diverse: Nearly 30 percent
are divorced, nearly half are 35
and older and .growing numbers
are parents with children at
home, according to the analy-
sis conducted by the non-profit
Population Reference Bureau
As of March, when Census
did a supplemental survey
counting current cohabiters,
15.3 million unmarried hetero-
sexual individuals were in live-
in relationships 6.5 percent of
all U.S. adults 18 and over. The
survey did not count those who
had cohabited in the past but
are now married or are living
alone or with family or friends.
Cohabiters are "increasingly
more diverse than a decade ago,"
says sociologist Andrew Cherlin
of Johns Hopkins University in
Baltimore. "The idea that young
adults are dominant is really
wrong. There is no stereotypical
cohabiting couple anymore. The
middle-class, childless, cohab-
iting couple represents a very
small proportion of all cohabit-
ing Americans."'
The data will be part of a Cen-
sus report on families and liv-
ing arrangements scheduled
for release in November. Among
41 percent of cohabiting
couples have kids living with
47 percent are 35 and older,

\..\\ - -. --- -,



Under ,

- 18%

25-34 ,.3%

35-44 19%

45-54 .>' 15%

55-64 :. 9%

65+ -, 4%

ul, e lllcni'r nt icr I. nifl ail ,r j l'Iri aje I. rlur rJ
:i .u .. -l:l F ,,'. B' u J .
:'01.' U S. LH.',IuLI ,J3.a

where you are in your life," says
demographer Mark Mather of
the Population Reference Bu-
For the young, cohabitation
is a "prelude to marriage," while
for older adults, it's a "long-
term alternative to marriage,"
says sociologist Susan Brown,,
co-director of the National Cen-
ter for Family & Marriage Re-
search at Bowling Green State
University in Ohio. Research
she co-authored was published
in August in the Journal of
Marriage and Family.
"There has been this dou-
bling of the proportion of older
adults who are living in cohab-
iting relationships," she says.
"It's grown for late middle-age
and the oldest adults a clear
upward trend for both of these
groups, and no signs this is go-
ing to slow down."
Cleone Reed, 66, of Bandon,

: '. J

More older couples, divorced adults and parents with kids
at home are cohabiting, too, a new analysis finds.

and 13 percent are 55 and over.
21 percent have a bach-
elor's degree or higher, 31
percent have some college, 35
percent have a high school di-
ploma, and 13 percent did not
graduate from high school.
"People are living together for
different reasons. It depends

Ore., was among them for a
while, at least. She dated Bob
Reed, 71, for four years, then
they lived together for four
years before they married in
"I'm no longer 'Grandpa's girl-
friend.' I hated that," she says.

Diabetes: healthier living has no effect

continued from 6B

modest effects of weight loss or
exercise on cardiovascular risk.
Other medical experts said
they were waiting for release of
the detailed data collected by
the researchers before inter-
preting the study.
"It is hard to tell anything
without the details of the
study," said Dr. Irl Hirsch,

medical director of the Diabetes
Care Center at the University of
Dr. Nathan, though, said the
results meant that people with
diabetes might have a choice.
The group assigned to diet and
exercise ended up with about
the same levels of cholesterol,
blood pressure and blood sugar
as those in the control group,
but the dieters used fewer med-

"That may be the choice we
are highlighting," Dr. Nathan
said. "You can take more medi-
cations and more, I should
say, expensive medications -
or you can chose a lifestyle in-
tervention and use fewer drugs
and come to the same cardio-
vascular disease risk."
He is not going to say which is
better, Dr. Nathan added. That
is up to the individual. But, he
said, "those are real choices."



By Anne Tergesen

There are several things
Medicare beneficiaries can do
to reduce their costs. One of
the most prominent started
last week: the annual open-
enrollment period (which runs
through Dec. 7), where people
can add, drop or switch medical
and prescription-drug plans.
But an equally important
strategy and one that most
beneficiaries don't pursue -
is appealing denied medical

Help With Appeals
These organizations can help
individuals pursue appeals of denied
SCenter for Medicare Advocacy
Publishes self-help packets on appealing
denials of s ,1II '. r:' n. j ,n1 home
health care, among other services.
Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services
The government agency that
administers Medicare publishes
information under the "claims and
appeals" tab on its website. Also
publishes a brochure titled "Medicare
4 Medicare Rights Center
Provides detailed Information about
how the Medicare appeals process
works and free counseling to callers '
(800-333-4114), "
A National Association of Healthcare
Advocacy Consultants
This group's members work as
advocates for Medicare beneficiaries,
Fees typically range from $60 to $250
an hour.

0 State Health Insurance
Assistance Program
shiptalk. org
This federally funded program offers
free telephone counseling and
face-to-face meetings to Medicare
,(i !: WiJ rpoditbii

Every year, Medicare denies
millions of claims, leaving ben-
eficiaries with billions of dollars
in unexpected bills. While the

Taking the Appeals Path
If you wish to appeal denied claim under original Medicare..
Return your Medicare Summary Notie-which shows any
denied dlams- to the appeals addresS Ilsted on tlre notice fto
a 'redetermimtron. Circle the claim you wish to appeal,
write Pleaso review," sign the back and iVdude any
stapportng docemrcnts (e.., a letter from your doctor)
Must be filed'withln 120 days of receiving the
Medicare summary

If the appeal is denied, request a review by an Independent
contractor. Fill out a Medicare Reconsideration Request
Form (CMS Form No. 20033. available at (ms.gov
or at 1-800-MEDICARE). Must be field within
180 days of receiving the

r i .I';I Ir"' i a r. u .J r .i :f t ,11,I

t . ..- ,,i' .- I i.-1 i. I:. *iI 1 ir 3 i,m 'iJ In.:

ir.. .iE .l Il III ~ *I ,uL
f f. 1, i fi iQ ,I,, ,i i." i.

iI If:, -. : r .' .lt a. l *.-, if m ,)ri if [ ir. iw'rOVIlI

i' .- i. i.
ii M l':'o j i.'rc ,;1'1ii 1 t ,hi dl, l* t ',n' J,;i l t '" nisI 'r
A* I..A, m0,rIJ. I 0 li,.' ,If 11.

''af 't 7 $i- r ssra, ir

appeals process can be com-
plicated .and time-consuming,
those who press their cases
enjoy relatively high success
"Folks don't appeal as much
as they should," says Doug Gog-
gin-Callahan, director of educa-
tion at the nonprofit Medicare
Rights Center in New York and
Washington, D.C. "If you and
your doctor feel you should be
entitled to a service, you should
go through the process."
The exact procedure to follow
differs, depending on whether
you are enrolled in original fee-
for-service Medicare, a private
Medicare Advantage plan, or a
Part D prescription-drug plan.
The original Medicare pro-

Good Odds
Medicare claims denied and appeals
in 2010

,. .. ,' .

Claims denied


Success rate of
first round of appeals

Claims denied


Success rate of
first round of appeals

gram and Medicare Advantage
each have separate procedures
for appealing a hospital dis-
charge. Yet another set of rules
applies to those with original
Medicare who wish to contest a
decision to end care by a home
health agency, skilled-nursing
facility, hospice agency or out-
patient rehabilitation facility.
For a step-by-step look at
the appeals process for original
Medicare, click on the image at
If your initial appeal isn't suc-
cessful, don't be discouraged.
Typically, each appeal can be
heard five times. At each suc-
cessive level, a different entity
- including an independent
Please turn to MEDICARE 10B

IHG to build flagship fitness-themed Mammograms:

hotel on New York City's Eastside

Hotel promises,

large gyms, organic

food and fitness

guest rooms

By Barbara Delollis

Holiday Inn's parent compa-
ny is turning to a high-profile
Midtown New York location to
launch its pioneering fitness-
and-wellness themed hotel
InterContinental Hotels
Group announced that it's
signed an agreement with own-
ership group CWC to create an
Even hotel in a newly built tow-
er near Grand Central Station.
JHG's goal is to cater to what
the hotel giant counts as 17
million travelers in the USA
who wish it were easier to work
out, eat well and generally feel
more healthy while on the road
in typical mid-priced hotels -
which often have small gyms
and fewer services than full-
service hotels.
IHG's Kinsell says that five
years from now, travelers could
could see as many as 100 Even
hotels in cities suoh as Wash-
ington and San Francisco.
The New York location prob-
ably won't be the first one to
open, he says, as the company
plans one to open later next
But the New York deal is sig-
nificant, he says, because it will
be the flagship and it's being

-Photo by IHG
Computer rendering shows a birds-eye view of IHG's flagship Even Hotel slated for 219 E.

44 St.
built by developers using their
own money. That shows "that
they know they can have confi-
dence in IHG," he says. "They've
seen us roll out brands in the
Though it's too early to dis-
cuss the hotel's design, IHG
confirms that the hotel will have
230 guest rooms on 23 floors,

and dedicated meeting areas in
addition to indoor/outdoor eat-
ing and exercise space.
Expect a larger-than-normal
gym, and guest rooms equipped
with a fitness wall or exercise
balls. Guests will also be able
to take advantage of a laundry
service with a quick turnaround
on gym clothes.

Under IHG's vision for the
brand, guests can expect
menus designed with' nutrition
in mind, a focus on fresh and
organic food and fast, compli-
mentary Wi-Fi to reduce stress
about productivity. Bathrooms
will contain natural-fiber, high-
thread-count linens and natu-
ral bathroom amenities.

Second-hand smoke is work place danger

continued from 5B
should consider thee find-
ings when votine- to exempt
certain facilities. iuch a,-
bars or casinos, firn-tm moke-
free laws. "The polltcians
who put those exemptions
in are condemning people to
be put into the emergency
room," Glantz sa',-s.
David Sutton. a spokes-
man for Philip Morris USA.
the country's clading ciga-
rette maker, sa.e, hi-s com-
pany agrees that second-
hand smoke is dangerouiL
but he says srriokin-g bans
aren't always necessary, and
that businesses such as res-
taurants can accommodate
non-smokers through sepa-
rate rooms or ventilation.
"Reasonable ways exist
to respect the comfort and
choices of both non-smoking
and smoking adults," Sut-
ton says. "Business own-
ers -- particularly owners of
restaurants and bars -- are
most familiar with how to ac-
commodate the needs of their
patrons and should have the
opportunity and flexibility to
determine their own smok-

Secondhand smoke affects a non-smoker's blood vessels
in as little as five minutes, causing changes that increase the
risk of heart attack, according to the Mayo Clinic study.

ing policy. The public can
then choose whether or not
to frequent places where
smoking is permitted."
Neither report provides in-
formation about why smok-
ing bans reduce heart at-
tacks. But Glantz says
smoke-free laws tend to lead
people to smoke less or quit
Fewer people smoked at
home, as well. The percent-

age of smoke-free homes in
the state grew from 64.5%
in 1999 to 87.2% in 2010,
a period in which state and
federal taxes also rose sig-
nificantly, the Mayo study
Smoking bans also protect
non-smokers, says cardiolo-
gist Raymond Gibbons, past
president of the American
Heart Association, who was
not involved in either study.

Cigarette smoke can trigger
heart attacks in non-smok-
ers with underlying heart
disease, he says..
Secondhand smoke affects
a non-smoker's blood ves-
sels in as little as five min-
utes, causing changes that
increase the risk of heart at-
tack, according to the Mayo
Clinic study. About 46,000
non-smoking Americans die
from secondhand smoke ex-
posure each year, according
to the National Cancer Insti-
Smoking bans also reduce
health care costs -- for in-
dividuals, health plans and
government payers, Glantz
says. Total savings ranged
from $302,000 in all health
care costs in Starkville,
Miss., to nearly $7 million
just in heart attack-related
hospitalizations in Germany,
according to the Circulation
"If politicians are serious
about cutting medical costs,
they need to look at this,"
Glantz says. "The best way to
keep health care costs down
is to not get sick. ... There
is nothing else you can do
to have this big arn effect on
hospital admissions."

Screening comes

not without a cost

By Maria Cheng

Breast cancer screening for
women over 50 saves lives, an
independent panel in Britain
has concluded, confirming
findings in U.S. and other
But that screening comes
with a cost: The review found
that for every life saved,
roughly three other women
were overdiagnosed, mean-
ing they were unnecessar-
ily treated for a cancer that
would never have threatened
their lives.
The expert panel was
commissioned by Cancer
Research U.K. and Britain's
department of health and
analyzed evidence from 11
trials in Canada, Sweden, the
U.K. and the U.S.
In Britain, mammograms
are usually offered to women
aged 50 to 70 every three
years as part of the state-
funded breast cancer screen-
ing program.
Scientists said the British
program saves about 1,300
women every year from dying
of breast cancer while about
4,000 women are overdiag-
nosed. By that term, experts
mean women treated for
cancers that grow too slowly
to ever put their lives at risk.
This is different from an-
other screening problem: false
alarms, which occur when
suspicious mammograms lead
to biopsies and follow-up tests
to rule out cancers that were
not present, The study did not
look at the false alarm rate.
"It's clear that screening
saves lives," said Harpal Ku-
mar, chief executive of Cancer
Research U.K. "But some can-
cers will be treated that would
never have caused any harm
and unfortunately, we can't
yet tell which cancers are
harmful and which are not."

Each year, more than
300,000 women aged 50 to
52 are offered a mammogram
through the British program.
During the next 20 years of
screening every three years,
1 percent of them will get
unnecessary treatment such
as chemotherapy, surgery or
radiation for a breast cancer
that wouldn't ever be danger-
ous. The review was pub-
lished online Tuesday in the
Lancet journal.
Some critics said the review
was a step in the right direc-
"Cancer charities and
public health authorities
have been misleading women
for the past two decades by
giving too rosy a picture of
the benefits," said Karsten
Jorgensen, a researcher at
the Nordic Cochrane Centre
in Copenhagen who has pre-
viously published papers on
"It's important they have at
least acknowledged screening
causes substantial harms,"
he said, adding that coun-
tries should now re-evaluate
their own breast cancer
In the U.S., a government-
appointed task force of
experts recommends women
at average risk of cancer get
mammograms every two years
starting at age 50. But the
American Cancer Society and
other groups advise women
to get annual mammograms
starting at age 40.
In recent years, the British
breast screening program has
been slammed for focusing on
the benefits of mammograms
and downplaying the risks.
Maggie Wilcox, a breast
cancer survivor and mem-
ber of the expert panel, said
the current information on
mammograms given to British
women was inadequate.

Hero supports cancer patients

continued from 5B

My Hope Chest's mission
is to expedite the healing
process by providing surger-
ies as quickly as possible af-
ter mastectomy, restoring
self-esteem and dignity to all
breast cancer survivors. The
organization is the only na-
tional non-profit that helps

women complete the final
step of recovery recon-
struction. They also work to
raise public awareness for the
need of breast reconstruction
as the missing part of treat-
ment for uninsured survi-
vors. My Hope Chest educates
women on what to expect the
first year upon diagnosis and
connect mastectomy patients
with each other for support.

Unhealthy foods make us desire more calories

continued from 5B

,to fast overnight. In the
morning they were given a
breakfast of about 700 cal-
ories and shown photos of
food while hooked up to an
MRI machine. They were
asked to fast again before
another visit; the following
morning they were not given

breakfast and then shown
the same photos.
The starving participants'
orbitfrontal cortex's were
activated when they were
shown photos of high-calorie
food. Their reaction was less
strong after they had eaten
The research suggests fast-
ing or dieting increases the
brain's desire for high-calo-

rie food.
"That's one of the reasons
it's so difficult to keep weight
off," Goldstone said.
The good news is that re-
search is ongoing to find
ways to block our brains'
love of unhealthy food. Two
studies presented at the con-
ference analyzed the effect
of medications designed to
treat alcohol/drug addiction

on rats' eating behaviors.
In one, researchers inject-
ed the addiction drug nal-
trexone into the prefrontal
cortex the decision-making
area of the brain to de-
crease junk food consump-
tion in binge-eating rodents.
The drug worked in the
study, but more research is
needed to see if and how this
could apply to humans.


Tr) 1M

T < k
lS& rM

Miami-Dade County Health Department






Kids encouraged to run, walk briskly Appealing medical claims

continued from 5B

music from Rocky or the Olym-
pics and stages award ceremo-
"When I was able to put a
medal around one girl's neck
last year, she said it was the
happiest day of her life," Ary
says. "The kids stand up taller.
For many of them, this is the
only sports program they can
be involved in because their
families don't have very much
money. Mighty Milers is their
A primary reason for estab-
lishing the program is to tackle
childhood obesity, says Cliff
Sperber, NYRR's vice president
of youth and community ser-
"We think that physical ac-
tivity should be a core element
of a child's education and not
something that is eliminated

during a budget crisis espe-
cially during the obesity crisis
this country is facing," Sperber
About 32 percent of kids and
adolescents ages 2 to 19 are
obese or overweight, according
to the government.
Ary says some students are
already overweight by the time
they are in kindergarten: "They
weigh more than 100 pounds,
are fighting asthma and diabe-
tes and are tired all the time."
She wants to get as many
students moving as possible.
Last year, more than 1,150
kids signed up for Mighty Mil-
ers; they logged 63,530 miles.
They did most of their running
in a park next to the school be-
cause the school didn't have a
track. "But it really isn't a safe
neighborhood where the park
is," she says, "so our school
built an asphalt track for the

Ronda Ary cheers on sec-
ond-graders as they run at
Sneed Elementary School,
which built a track so stu-
dents won't have to run at a
neighboring park.
A dedication of the track is
planned for Nov. 12. That's

cause for a victory lap, Sperber
"We measure the success of
Mighty Milers by how it affects
the culture at the school," he
Ary, 50, is picking up speed.
She wants to recruit other
teachers at Sneed to take part
in Mighty Milers. She's also
cranking out plans for the sec-
ond annual family Fun Run,
an event Citgo sponsored last
year. Recent findings from the
Copenhagen City Heart study
showed that regular jogging
can increase life expectancy by
6.2 years for men and 5.6 years
for women.
In her spare time, she'll fine
tune her own running. She
completed her first marathon
last year. "I'm not sure why
I waited so long in life," she
says, "but I decided marathons
will be a big part of my next 50

New antibody research could lead to vaccine

continued from 8B

old and enrolled in a consortium
study on acute HIV infection.
The woman, from Durban,
South Africa, developed HIV
infection in February 2006,
despite having a stable part-
ner, Dr. Abdool Karim said.
Within three years of infection,
her body was producing anti-
bodies capable of neutralizing
88 percent of a large panel of
HIV viruses against which it
was tested.
The second woman, enrolled

in July 2007 in another HIV
study, became infected with
the HIV virus in June 2008.
Her antibodies neutralized
46% of a panel of HIV viruses
to which they were exposed
two years after infection.

The researchers weren't able
to test further to see if her an-
tibodies would become more
powerful and kill more strains
of the virus, though. The
woman developed tuberculo-
sis, for which HIV-infected pa-

tients are at increased risk. It
evolved into an extreme form
of drug-resistant tuberculosis,
and she died in June 2011,
Dr. Abdool Karim said.
Still, because the wom-
an demonstrated the same
change in the virus, "we would
expect within the next year she
would have attained a similar
response" as the first subject,
Dr. Abdool Karim said.
The virus change that
prompted the women's im-
mune systems to produce the
antibodies is probably just
one of several ways antibodies

develop, scientists say. Other
broadly neutralizing antibod-
ies target other parts of the
HIV virus.
A vaccine remains far off.
One problem is that the sub-
jects of the study developed
their broadly neutralizing an-
tibodies only after a change in
the virus not the form that
initially infected them.
Still, clinical trials on initial
vaccine candidates based,on
research on broadly neutraliz-
ing antibodies will begin with-
in the next two or three years,
Dr. Koff said.

continued from 8B

contractor and an admin-
istrative law judge hears
your case. The final appeal
takes place in a federal dis-
trict court.
Those who go beyond the
second step of the appeals
process may benefit from re-
taining an attorney or medi-
cal advocate or seeking help
from a nonprofit that pro-
vides free counseling, Mr.
Goggin-Callahan says.
To enhance your odds
of prevailing, start with
your doctor. Because many
claims denials result from
service-code errors,-call your
health-care provider's office
to rule out a simple clerical
Although some appeals can

be lodged by telephone, it is
a good idea to build a paper
trail, says David Lipschutz,
a policy lawyer with the non-
profit Center for Medicare
Advocacy Inc., based in Man-
sfield, Conn. Send letters by
certified mail and enclose
photocopies rather than
original documents. When
speaking on the phone, take
notes and be sure to include
the date and name of the per--
son on the other end of the
line, he says.
Most important: In each
round of the appeals pro-
cess, enlist your doctor's
support by requesting rel-
evant medical records and a
letter that addresses the rea-
son for the claims denial and
explains why you need the
service or product in ques-

For 89 years

Black families

have welcomed us

into their homes so

we can share their ;,

good news with


. - . '


The Miami Times


I li, ifi kw I .1m- l I

Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court

. ~a.

Order of Servi(ce
i,,, al I.iii ',i,.l ,, l ') '.' ,,TI
',i'aa) MIIIIIIn Wi4l lau II II
I. ij, ai 1 Ni. h il ill '.lh,, I ,T,
I,,,, M,,,,, [,lbli, ,, I, I ,1T,

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

Order of Servires

,ill .l Illl t 7 ,l I. ,,,
M. -1

'Rev.G. Wane Thmpson

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

S Order of Services

'',,l 'i.hvvl ,',r,

lF, ad-D g t, Irs ,r

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

---- Order of Services
I h,,h. '.,, ,,,, l i I .T)
I M.i 1r ', a, aa ,, w ,l ,i
"_ *''., 'i I, l ,I~ a L. m,. ,, ly '.ll .

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

:{II IaIK t: l {I], M |t:PJ
. .- Order of Services
S- Suiday Sth,:,ol 30lm6
S Mjrnirig W -hir'hIp ii i m
.Prayer and BIllt Sludy
IM.' T. \t''. l7 p '

Black in America and Islands.,
are the Royal Family of Christ Heb. 7:14

j I I',,' il*mv ', II
a k.'i 1,,v)iI l': .'
h0 J Ib ll T61 ,''
Si B,', 117 '4 't,

Miite ingJbIre

Hosanna Community
Baptist Church
2171 N.W. 56th Street
WRI "I I ,

- Order of Servires

m iMd, W"I ,h ,I `4o,,,.

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

Order of Services
Sunday Wior:hip 7 a m
Ilam 1pm
Sunday School Q 30 u m
luesday (Bible Study)o 45p m'
Wednesday Bible Study
10 15 a m

BisopVicorT.,CuryD.in. eir atr/ece

I (800) 254-NBBC
305 685.3100
F. 305bo850N/05
wnw newbirlhbapli'.lmiam org

3707 S.W. 56

.. C
2] '

broke Park Church of Christ
th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023

Order of Siervie
Sunday Bible Study 9 a m Morning Wor:hip 10 a m.
Evening Wor:hip pm
Wednesday General Bible Siudy i 30 p m
Ielevi;ion Program Sure foundation
My33 WBFS (omosi I Saiurday 130 a m
.w w pinbri:,lporChurhiirhlchril im peimbroil' epora ,l'a' bell oulh ril



Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
740 N.W. 58th Street

Order of Services
Hour of Prayer 6:30 a.m. Early Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Youth Ministry Study, Wed 7 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study, Wed 7 p.m.
Noonday Altar Prayer...(M-F)
Feeding the Hungry every Wednesday........11.a.m.-l p.m.
..w.friendshipmbcmia.org friendshipprayer@bellsouth.net

I Dr. GastonSithSenio r Pastor/Teacher

New Way of Life Int'l Ministries
285 NW 199 Street
Miami, FL 33169

Order of Service:


1 1 35-89-722

II *ll ;I 1 lll

a.. a
"'a .



1 305-836-1224--



EL ------~f'~glfl

Rev. Chre"e


~ ,.







~3? i
i I
;1~4~ :r
I ,

i~- a-



Voters: From pews to polls Methodists won't

By Mike Clary

On a day punctuated by
echoes of the civil rights
movement, hundreds of peo-
ple poured out of churches
after services in South Flori-
da's historic Black neighbor-
hoods Sunday to march to
the voting booth, intent on
honoring a right for which
ancestors shed their blood.
"People have died so I could
do this," said James Gadsen,
74, a deacon at New Hope
Baptist Church, the rallying
point for the mile-long walk
down Sistrunk Boulevard
to the polls in the African-
American Research Library
in Fort Lauderdale. "Too
many people have given up
too much for me not to go
In Boynton Beach, scores
of parishoners gathered at
St. John Missionary Baptist
Church and other houses or
worship and were bused to
various polling sites.
"We do not make an en-
dorsement, but we urge peo-
ple to consider a candidate
who would do what Jesus
would require," said the Rev.
Nathaniel Robinson, pas-
tor of Greater St. Paul AME
Church, who led his paris-
honers to the polls in Delray
Dubbed "Souls the Polls,"
the get-out-the-vote effort on
the second day of statewide
early voting was sponsored
by several churches, local
NAACP chapters and several
public service sororities and
fraternities, including Delta
Sigma Theta.
The march reflected the
tradition of many Black vot-
ers casting their ballots after
church on the Sunday before
Election Day.
This year, however, the
eight-day period set aside for
early voting cut from 14
days in the last presidential

alter pastor jobs

By Jennifer Levitz

-Photo by Joe Cavaretta
Dozens af marchers from various churches leave the New Hope Baptist Church on Sitsrunk
Blvd., Sunday Oct. 28, en route to the African American Cultural Library to vote.

election does not include
the Sunday before Nov. 6.
Early voting ends this Satur-
Many Democrats charged
that Republican Gov. Rick
Scott and the Republican-
controlled Florida Legisla-
ture scaled back on early
voting for 2012 to suppress
the minority vote. Republi-
cans deny that charge.
But those marching last
Sunday said they did not
want to take any chances.
"We need to make sure
our voices are heard," said
march organizer and attor-
ney Alfreda Coward of Delta
Sigma Theta. "And we need
to make sure we elect people
who are passionate about
the issues that we are pas-
sionate about."
The march and the rally
outside the polls were non-
partisan. Both Democratic
and Republican candidates
were introduced before most

marchers got in line to vote.
But there was little doubt
which of the presidential
nominees most of the march-
ers backed.
"Four more years," the
crowd chanted as the march-
ers streamed past Ray's Meat
Market, BG's Home Cooking,
under Interstate 95 and over
the New River Bridge on a
breezy, sunny day.
Not everyone marching
was eligible to vote. Among
the many youngsters join-
ing family groups was Isa-
iah Blackwell, 15, a student
at Northeast High School.
Walking beside his' grand-
mother, Blackwell said he
could sense the historical
precedents he had only read
"This makes me think of
Martin Luther King, Jr. and
the battle against segrega-
tion," he said. "We have to
vote to succeed as a coun-

Inside the library, Broward
County supervisor of elec-
tions Brenda Snipes said at
mid-afternoon that waiting
time to get into one of the 50
voting booths ran from 20 to
60 minutes.
That wait time was down
from last Saturday, when
Broward set a record for a
single day of presidential
early voting.
"We had 28,000 people vote
last Saturday," said Snipes.
"That is an exceptional num-
ber, shocking. I did not real-
ize that people' would turn
out the way they did."
By 4 p.m. Sunday, more
than 19,000 had cast ballots
in Broward County, accord-
ing to county election offi-
The count of first-day early
voters in Palm Beach County
on Saturday was more than
13,200, according to elec-
tions office spokeswoman
Erin Lewandowski.

The United Methodist
Church's highest court halted
a plan by church leadership
to essentially end job secu-
rity for 31,000 "elders," or or-
dained clergy, in' a last Sun-
day ruling.
The judicial council of the
nation's largest
mainline prot-
estant denomi-
nation, with 7.9
million mem-
bers, said "abol-
ishing security
of appointment
would de-tro3
our historic
plan' and upend
a long-standing
tradition of the
Linited Method-
ist Church'
"I'm f-us-
trated. I'm sad-
dened, and I'm
said Bishop Al Gw\inn. \\ho
argued on behalf of 200 bish-
ops. after Sunday's ruling.
The church is upside down
tn that we are so focused on
clergy. clergy, rights a.nd cler-
g. security that the church
can t be in mission.
The council overturned a
May decision by the church s
main legislative bod\ to end
so-called e-uaranteed appoint-
ments. The policy calls for gi-\-
ing ordained pastors in rgiod
standing a ministi assign-
ment until mandatory retire-
ment at age 72.
Bishops argued that the
policy hinders their eflbrts to
energize the denomination,
which, like most mainline
churches is facmln declining
membership. The bishops.

who make or reaffirm clergy
appointments each year, say
they must place some ineffec-
tive pastors in churches, or
go through an administrative
process that can take months
or years to remove them from
Some pastors and others
said job security for clergy is
integral to the
church. They
contended it
fosters diversity
and freedom of
speech on the
pulpit and pro-
vides protection
for clergy in the
distinctive itin-
erant system.
Clergy are re-
quired to go
where they are
sent by bish-
ops and can be
asked to move
every four years
U r SO.
Removing that security
would put all the power in
the hands of the bishops and
the risk in the hands of the
clerg% and I thought that was
wrong," said Kevin Nelson, a
lay member of the Harvard
Ep\worth United MNethodist
Church in Camrbndge. Mass
and part of the group that ar-
gued to overturn the May de-
The Rev. John Feagins, a
Methodist pastor in San An-
tonio, Tex., who argued, along
with New York lawyer Fred
Brewington. before the judi-
cial council to maintain the
security of appointments, de-
scribed his reaction to Sun-
day's ruling as "tears of joy
and gratitude."


L-~~r -s

President Obama cut taxes for every working
s3,600 American, putting $3,600 back in the pockets of
the typical family making $50,000 a years

1912 Low-income students in Florida who received
2191 support services to get into college and graduate

4 520 Florida children who have been able to take part
4552 in Head Start and Early Head Start programs

M O 0 0so e -
prores w'vemae ad tkeus acwar:.



African American families who would lose key tax
cuts President Obama signed and pay an average
of $900 more, while millionaires and billionaires
receive a tax cut

African Americans who would be left without
health insurance if Obamacare were repealed










-' ? P"' ;: :':;-':: ' : _. ....
,.. '. #' .. -*.% .. .':- 2 : -:-
'fir,,.{ ". '. ,: ,- ..- r =


tj~::r -

Hadley Davis MLK
FRANK SEAY, JR, 73, musician,
died October
27 at Claridge
House Nurs-
ing and Rehab
Center. Service
11 a.m., Sat-
urday at New
Birth C 3theral.3
of Faith.

CARLOS HALL, 45, died Octo-
ber 17. Services were held.

October 15. Services were held.

October 17. Services were held.

Carey Royal Ram'n
SANDS, 72,
a graduate
of Miami
Northwestern .
High School
Class of 1958,
retired from the -
United States
Postal Service
in Miami, died October 23 at
Cross Landing Health and Rehab
Center in Monticello, FL. Survived
by his children: Denise R. Sands,
Derek W. Sands, Debbie F. Sands-
Jenkins and Shekera F. Sands;
five grandchildren and ten siblings.
Viewing 3 p.m., Friday at St. Peters
African Orthodox Cathedral. Litany
7 p.m., and wake immediately
following at the home of Joann
Jackson, 2172 NW 63 Street.
Service 10 a.m., Saturday at
Peters A.O.C., 4841 NW 2 Avenue.

YOUNG, diedI ~
October 10
at Hialeah
Ho s p i t a I .
Services were

tober 29 at West Kenda
Hospital. Services were h

tired roofer, died j .
October 22 at
home. Survivors
include: mother,
Lizzie Stew- ,
ard; children,
James, Jason
and Jamella; .
siblings, Caro-
lyn, Patrice, Clifford (C
and Brett. Viewing 5-8 p.r
at St. Luke M.B. Church
2 p.m., Saturday at Firs
Church of Brownsville.

retired, died
October 26 in
FL. Service 11
a.m., Saturday -
at Freewill
Christian n

Gregg L. Mas
YOUNG, 84,
housewife, died
October 28 at
home. Survivors
incl ude e:
Shirley Sears
(Harvey), Willie
Jean Warren
(Willie) and Freeda He
Anthony Phillips (Sc
sister, Lurene
grandchildren, great grar
and a host of other rela
friends. Visitation 2-9p.n
and Family hour 5-8p.r
11a.m, Saturday at NewJ
Primitive Baptist Church. I
Dade Memorial Park.

ARE 4:30 P.M. TUE
CALL 305-694-6

Hadley Davis
Miami Gardens
LONNIE FLUKER, 84, domestic
worker, died
October 15
at Aventura ...- ,
Hoss pitt a
Services were "

tation worker,
died October
24 at Jackson "-.
Memorial Hos- .
pital. Service 11 .
a.m., Saturday
at 93rd Street
Community "i .
Baptist Church.

died October
24 at Mount
Sinai Hospital.
Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday in the

JONES, 77,

LOLA MAE WEBB, 94, head
cook, died -- -.
October 25 at
home. Service
12 p.m., '.
Saturday in the

old, died October 22 at home.
Service 10 a.m., Friday at Dade

BETHEL, 53, beloved wife, mother,
sister and retired
employee, died
October 19 in .
San Antonio,
Texas. Graduate
of Miami
dd Oc- Sr. Class of '77.
ded BOact She survived by
SBaptist a loving husband, Michael Bethel;
e. daughter, Ashanti Hightower;
sons, Anwar Plez, Michael, Jr. and
Izesta; grandchildren, Anwar, Jr.,
Camille, Jacary, Javon, Jasmine,
Imani, and Zaylan; sisters, Beverly
, 56, re- Brown, Debbie Mclntosh, Tiffany
Lightsey, Ann Lightsey-Foster;
brothers, Samuel Lightsey, Larry
Brown, Ira Brown; aunt, Geraldine
Ross (James), Winds and Curry
in-laws and host of relatives and
friends. Service 10 a.m., Saturday
at Apostolic Revival Center.

Celestine) retired chief
n., Friday shop steward,
. service died October ,.
;t Baptist 20 at home. ',.
Survived by
wife, Ernestine
Griffin Tucker; a
host of relatives
ING, 72, and friends.
Service 10
a.m., Saturday at Peaceful Zion
Missionary Baptist Church.

TAYLOR-MILLS, cosmetologist
at Jack and Jill
Beauty Salon,
died October
23 at Jackson
North Hospital.
;on Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday at
HEATH Central Church-
of the Naza-

Alfonso Richardson
BEVERLY CARTER, 67, retired
nurse aide,
Uri' died October
25 at Memorial
West Hospital.
ath; son,
hikenna); Service 11 a.m.,
hikenna);Saturday in the
Jackson; c
ndchildren .
3tives and
n., Friday
i. Service
lerusalem Grace
nterment: TYRELL J. CONLEY, 18,
student, died
October 26.
Service 2 p.m.,
OR Saturday at
S New Birth East.

.. '-; :".: % .. - -- '
; \ *'. .^ i~r'w ;f^-i --1;* .
. ^

77, bus driver,
died October 25
at Hialeah Hos-
pital. Service 10
a.m., Saturday '
at New Shiloh
M.B. Church.

cook, died October 23 at UM
Medical Center. Service 11 a.m.,
Wednesday at St. Matthews Free-
will Baptist Church.

a retired teacher
died October 19
at home. Ser-
vices were held. --

tired military died October 27 at
Jackson South. Service 11 a.m
,Saturday at Glendale Baptist

63, chef, died
October 28 at .
Veterans Hos-
pital. Litany 7
p.m., Thursday '.
at St. Peter's -
African Ortho- :' *
dox Cathedral.
Service 10 a.m.,
Friday at the church.


SR., 84, retired
repair mainte-
nance for Miami
Dade Water and
Sewage, died
October 24 at
home. Litany 6
p.m., Friday at
St. Agnes Epis-
copal Church.

, i '

Service 11 a.m., Saturday at the

93, retired
teacher of
Dade County _
Public School
(32 years),
died October
25 at Jackson '
North. Inez is
survived by
brother, Alfred
McKinney; daughters, Sharon
Dean Johnson, Demetra Dean
Washington, Kayla Johnson
Williams; sons, Henry Dean III,
Herbert Johnson, Jr.; son-in-laws,
Freddie Johnson, L. Maurice Wynn,
CyrusWashington, Sr., IanWilliams;
grandchildren, Fredra (Herbert)
Rhodes, Brinsen (Christene)
Wynn, Kimberly (David) Jones,
Kwanya (Les) Thompson, Shara
Johnson, Donivan (Danniellee)
Wynn, Vincent Washington, Cyrus
Washington, Jr., Henry Dean IV,
Aaron Dean, Herbert Johnson III
and Kaylan Johnson; twelve great
grandchildren, three sister-in-
laws, Pauline McKinney, Ella Mae
McKinney and Halise McKinney.
Service 11 a.m., Friday at St.
Agnes Episcopal Church.

LEON H. GIBSON, 82, retired
custodian, died
October 27.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
Richardson Me-
morial Chapel,
4500 NW 17
Avenue. /

SR., 80, re-
tired aircraft '
mechanic, died -'
October 26 at ______
Jackson Me- '
morial Hospital. '
Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday at
Second Canaan
Baptist Church.

Wright & Young
77, retired
worker, died
October 26 at
home. Service 1 .
p.m., Saturday
at St. Mark
Baptist Church.

EH Zion
died Oct. 24 at Jackson Memo-
rial North Hospice Unit. Service
11 a.m., Saturday at Antioch M. B.
Church Miami Gardens.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

*"" *

gratefully acknowledges your
kindness and expressions of
Your visits, prayers, cards,
telephone calls, monetary do-
nations and covered dishes
were appreciated.
Special thanks to Gregg L.
Mason Funeral Home, Pastor
Mack and the Second Canaan
M.B.C., and all others.
May God bless each of you.
Wife, Eddie Lee Laidler and

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

10/29/1961 05/09/2011

To be absent from the body
is to be present with the Lord.
When God called you home,
you left a void in our lives.
You are gone, but will never
be forgotten!
Your loving mother, sisters
and brother.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,



11/01/1941 11/20/2011

We miss and love you
From your children and

As a public service to our community, The Miami Times prints weekly
obituary notices submitted by area funeral homes at no charge.
These notices include: name of the deceased, age, place of death, em-
ployment, and date, location, and time of service.
Additional information and photo may be included for a nominal charge.
The deadline is Monday, 2:30 p.m. For families the deadline is Tuesday,
4:30 p.m.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

S. ,

11/01/1939 05/09/2012

We will always love you,
Mingo Family

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,
'. ^u,

10/31/1932 11/30/2011

We love you. We miss you,
but God loves you best.
From your children and

Card of Thanks

We the family of the late,


expresses our sincere thanks
to our relatives and friends
for their prayers, kindness
and support during our time
of bereavement.
A special thanks to the New
Generation Baptist Church
family for the support given
to Pastor Ranzer A. ThOmas
during the loss Qf his father.
Thank you to Rev. Rudolph
Daniels, Pastor of Macedonia
Baptist Church of Coconut
Grove, and to the Mayor and
Commissioners of the City of
A very special thanks to
Gregg L. Mason and staff for
your professionalism, your
care, and a well directed home
going service.
May God's blessings con-
tinue to be upon each of you.
Mrs. Lovenia Thomas and

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


thank God for each of you.
Your prayers, visits, phone
calls, and unconditional love
gave us strength when we
were at our weakest.
It is still hard to believe that
our mother is no longer here.
However, her spirit so richly
lives within us.
To our family and dearest
of friends, we will always re-
member your generosity and

Kim and Jimmy

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

11/01/1939 05/08/2012

There will be no party on
your birthday .
You will be sadly missed by
family and friends. I miss you
Your Husband,
Leroy Anthony Brown

Texas pastor Danny
Kirk fatally beaten
with guitar
A North Texas pastor was fa-
tally beaten with an electric gui-
tar Monday after an attacker
rammed his car into a church
wall and chased the pastor
down, police said. Police in For-
est Hill, a suburb of Fort Worth,
said they had to use a taser to
subdue the unidentified at-
tacker, who died a short time
after being taken into custody.
Rev. Danny Kirk Sr., the found-
ing pastor of Greater Sweethome
Missionary Baptist Church, died
shortly after police arrived at the
scene. Forest Hill Police Chief
Dan Dennis said the suspect
drove his car into a church wall
before noon Monday, apparently
on purpose.
The suspect got out of the car
and began to attack the pastor
in the parking lot before chasing
him into the church. The church
secretary hid and called 911. Po-
lice arrived to find the suspect
assaulting Kirk with an electric
guitar that they believe was al-
ready inside the church, Dennis
An officer used a taser on the
suspect, handcuffed him and
put him in the back of a patrol
car. By then, Kirk had died.

The Probate Law Group, P.A.

Attorneys & Counselors-At-Law

Simple Last Will & Testaments Prepared for As Low As $95
Simple Powers of Attorneys Prepared for As Low As $75
Quitclaim Deeds
Sunlllllii lia A,.id1dhlhlstrtions. FonLi'uil .Adi m allaipnl* -H_
Gu.ldi.lainsi ps Tilu-i l M-edic-and Ti ust
Call Todai

irr ilir,. r ,, n u' ir. ^ in Om .,r>i I h IWOril NU 4 nua BW e I
!A'c i Rir, ru cr j f.afr. iF'it ijji W er- 0 0H ^ R
m*fl axjo .i.r. .keljr i t X am ^Ie,^hHr List





L RaiRenea

Kadir Nelson takes a

journey to the present

By Christine Lin.

Painter and children's book
illustrator Kadir Nelson has o '
long created images of the Black

children's book (he has illustrated F
others prior to this), Heart and Soul: e.
The Story of America and African
Americans, takes the Black story on,
full force.
The Society of Illustrators in
Manhattan is currently exhibiting 40
original oil paintings from Nelson's
108-page book, making this one of his
most ambitious projects thus far. His
large-scale, richly colored paintings
have that timeless quality of being able
to genuinely connect the viewer with
the life of the subjects, reminiscent
of illustrators like Norman Rockwell
and Dean Cornwell. -Photo courtesy of Kadir Nelson
The book, featuring vivid and Kadir Nelson reads from his award-winning book
Please turn to NELSON 2C Heart and Soul.

Natina Reed of the late 1990s
girl band Blaque has passed
away. The "Bnng It On" star,
32. died last Friday, Oct. 26
after she was struck by a car
while crossing the street in
Georgia. According to the
Gwinnett Police Department,
the driver of the vehicle was
"was determined to be not at
fault and there are no charges
pending" The dnver also
phoned 911 after the accident.
at 10:30 P.M. Reed was
pronounced dead at 10:59 P.M.
at Gwinnett Medical Center.
She would have been 33 the
following Sunday.
Reed was known as one-third
of the Atlanta-based group
Blaque, %who had hits like
"808. "Can't Get It Back" and
'Bring It All To Me." She starred
in 2000's "Bnng It On" with

band mates Brandi Williams
and Shamari Fears-DeVoe. The
rapper was a protege of the late
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. who was
a member of.TLC until 2002.

FellUc' Blaque members
Williams and Fears-DeVoe
issued a joint statement today:
"We are devastated by the loss
of our group member, sister and
friend Natina Reed. Because
of the enormous support of
Blaque fans and our love for
each another. Blaque officially
reunited this fall and we were
in the process of working on
a new album and a reality
show. Nauna continuously
embodied the pioneering spirit
of Blaque and her undeniable
creativity touched the hearts
of fans everywhere. Natina was
a mother, sister, accomplished
songwriter, artist and friend.
We ask for your prayers at
this time for Natina's family.
She will forever be missed and
her global influence eternally
Please turn to REED 2C

Hudson says Simpson's

weight loss is a joke

Conspiracy amid Beyonce's

exit from Eastwood film

By Bo Watkin

We don't get to see too
many divas going at it in

such a nasty way.
but it appears
that the gloves
are off between
Jennifer Hud-
son and Jessica
Simpson. Both
were signed by
Weight Watch-
ers, with Hudson
losingall kinds of
weight. Simpson
didn't do so hot.
Hudson pulled
off her feat and
then thought
that the Simpson
was going to fol-
Slow suit, but that
didn't quite work
out as planned.
According to an
insider, "Jennifer
is frustrated with
Jess and how
she's handled
her weight loss
The insider

has been a colossal jokes.
Jen said that Jessica still
looks fat despite an enor-
mous $4 million incentive to

'. i
> .

( -


continued saying that, "She
thinks Jess' stab at dieting

lose weight."
has done all
That she could
Sto help Jes-
sica lose her
Weight, includ-
ing calling her
and giving her
S tips. dietary in-
\ formation and
everything else
)SON that a woman
would need to
lose that baby\
J .- weight. None of
this appears to
be working.
thinks Jess
has been lazy
and not serious
about getting
,, fit," the insider
S said.
S' "She's written
SN Jessica off as
N a total mess.

Beyonc6 is backing out of
Clint Eastwood's long-await-
ed Warner Brothers remake
of "A Star is Born" reportedly
due.to scheduling conflicts.
The long-awaited
musical had
already been
delayed due to
the pop star's-
pregnancy last
year and was
also stalled due
to a prolonged
search for a
suitable male BEYOI
lead. A-listers including Tom
Cruise, Russell Crowe, Will
Smith, Christian Bale, and
Bradley Cooper were all said
to be in the running to star
opposite Beyonce.
"Warner Bros. had no com-
ment, but sources said her
schedule was already packed
and that without a set start
date the scheduling became
too complicated for the
singer," according to Variety.
Political observers and
conspiracy theorists may see
a link between avid Obama
supporter Beyonc6's sudden
exit from the project and
director Eastwood's infa-

Jennifer is definitely having
the last laugh."

mous anti-Obama "empty
chair" stunt at the Repub-
lican National Convention.
But Eastwood has a history
or working with actors who
don't share his po-
litical values. He has
directed Hollywood
progressives like Matt
Damon and Leonardo
DiCaprio, and even
steered Sean Penn to
an Academy Award
for his role in Mystic
CE This film would be
the fourth big screen inter-
pretation of a rising starlet
paired alongside a fading
star on the decline. Follow-
ing the first version in 1937,
Judy Garland made a career
comeback in the lead back in
1954 and Barbara Streisand
scored one of her biggest hits
with her 1976 remake.
The new version was re-
portedly going to hew closer
to the Streisand edition and
the screenwriter apparently
drew inspiration from the
tragic life and times of Kurt
Cobain. A replacement for
Beyonc6 has yet to be an-

Actress and R&B singer

Natina Reed dead at 32




Hats are off to Annie
Hicks Ross, Founder of 15
neighborhood crime watch
groups for recognizing them
at the 20th Annual Safe Street
Night Out at Covenant Palms,
the home T. Willard Fair built,
where Ross was the emcee
for the night. The invocation
and welcome was done by
Rev. Priscilla McCrimmon;
Color Guards presentation by
the Police Explorers; singing
of "God Bless America"
by Deacon James Smith,
followed by Ruby Allen

and grandson _
introduced games
that allowed everyone to win
a prize.
Kudos go out to the CCW
Group, Ms. Blockers,
Gratigny, Mr. P. Days, Ms.
Massie, Ms. Barr, Valerie
Anderson, Sharon Hensley,
Sgt. F. Richardson, Ofc.
Dana Carter, Ofc. Reed, Fred
Morley, Robert Carley and
Brian Hart. Furthermore,
Ross thanked everyone for
making the event a special
treat, while letting everyone

know that she has
begun to prepare for
2013; which will be
much better and urged
everyone to vote, Nov.
Nancy Guerrier,
executive director and
founder of Three Little
Flowers Center, Inc., LEI
selected her charity:
Sant Twa Ti Fie' at Fort Royal,
Haiti, where the options are
contributing $20.00 monthly
for breakfast, $35.00 yearly
for students' books, $50.00
monthly for teachers salary,
financing building rooms for
a library and other needs for
comfort in a classroom. Two
young ladies from Turner
Tech, Jennifer Jean-Baptiste

and Neska Lauren,
plan to donate books
and breakfast.
Dozier Lightfoot,
LLC collaborated
by presenting their
S Gospel and Praise
Extravaganza, last
Saturday, at North
WIS Miami Sr. to a filled
auditorium that
soaked up the entertainment
beginning with Elie C.
Regnier, tenor saxophonist
who thrilled the crowd and
set the pace for Rochelle
Lightfoot & Anointed 2
Worship (background singers
led by Kevin Rutledge)
from PAVC of Northwestern
with Jacqueline E. Allen,
Sabrina W. Jones, Natasha,

Ann-Marie Williams,
Jendra Alexander
and Annie Jules.
Both appearance of
the headliner kept
the crowd standing, q
clapping, moving and
joining in throughout
until the end.
In addition, Kudos go LIGH'
out to North Miami SHS
chorus under the direction
of Lloyd D. Brockington, El
Shamao Ministry; Rev. Joe
Johnson, Pastor, Ebenezer
MBC and Patrania Dozer-
Washington, Manager.
Pink was worn by members
of 'Ebenezer UMC for the
observance of breast cancer,
last Sunday, with men
wearing pink shirts, ladies


wearing pink dresses
and pink shoes like
Cynthia Lewis, while
Pastor Dr. Joreatha
M. Capers invited Rev.
Candace M. Lewis as
the key speaker. She
was overwhelmed by
the Voices of Praise
FOOT Choir. Dr. Capers was
introduced as one who
is guided by God to deliver
the word. She was appointed
as elder in 1997 and during
the interim, she received a
bachelor's degree, a Master
of Divinity degree and will be
conferred a Doctor of Ministry
before 2013. And she has
traveled to London, Harvard
University, Hong Kong, Ghana
and parts of west Africa.

ByAnn.. -. -. ii'

N anmi Dade Co un L ',
Schools Superintendent
Alberto M Carvahlo saluted
14 graduates from Dade
County -schools. Among
those 14, was our former
governor and senator,
Bob Graham; Dorothy
Jenkins-Fields, founder of
The Black Archives History
andr Research, Inc; Aviator
Barrington Irving, youngest
Black person to fly solo
around the world; Andre
Dawson, major league'
baseball Hall of Fame and
Winston Scott, astronaut
(space shuttle Endevour,
Columbia). These honorees
were awarded beautiful
medallions. Their most
influential and inspiring
teachers were also honored:
Lamar Louise Curry, the
late Marian Shannon,
Georgiana J. Bethel,
William "Bill" Ledue, Ms.
Johnnie Baptiste and Alice
Daniels. A big thank you to
the superintendent and our
school board members.

The brothers -_.;
of the Beta-
Beta-Lambda Chapter of
Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. are
very excited about their 75th
Diamond Anniversary of the
chapter (1937-2012). The
Gala will be held at the Doral,
Nov.10th. Brother Eldrige-
Anderson is president
of the renowned chapter
and Brother Greg Gay is
chairman of the anniversary
committee. Congratulations
On Friday, Nov. 2nd,'
the "Summer Season" of
Saint Agnes is sponsoring a
"Bahamian Dance/Seafood
Fest" from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
All kinds of Bahamian
dishes will be on sale, come
and enjoy the fun.
Get well wishes and
prayers to all sick and
shut-ins: Thomas Nottage,
Clarance Cleare, Prince
Gordon, Lottie Major-
Browne, Donzaleigh "Lea"
McKinney, Franklin Lewis,
Shirley Bailey, Naomi A.

Adams, Gloria Bannister,
Earnestine Ross-Collins
and Edythe Jenkins-
The Saint Theresa
Chapter of the Episcopal
Church's Lona Brown
Mathis, chairwoman and
president presented their
annual "Beacon Award"
last Sunday. Saint Theresa
Chapter honored the
following: Gail Stirrup,
Mary Hilton, Thomas
Nottage and Dwight
Jackson. Congratulations
to all of you.
Returning home to witness
their grandfather, Thomas
Nottage receive his honors
as the third longest serving
member of Episcopal were:
Tamela Layton, Tangela
Nottage-Floyd, Tamera
Layton, Ayshah Floyd and
Isiah Floyd.
You are cordially invited to
join the board of directors
and the advisory board for
their 30th Annual Unity
Dinner as they honor: Mrs.
Helene Dubbin; Honorable
Audrey Edmonson; and
Fredericka Smith-Wilson,
founder of 5000 Role Models
of Excellence Project.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

honors legend Chuck Berry
CLEVELAND (AP) Still wouldn't tip his hand St. Louis, offered some
rockin' at 86, music legend in detail about the new advice to the performers:
Chuck Berry promised a songs or when they "Keep rocking, keep
comeback last Saturday with might be released. rocking. That's two
six new songs, some written 16 "They might be old. words. Next'word is: Be
years ago. but they are the same kind to your fans."
"And as soon as I can get type of music that i To mark the American
someone to guide me and I do have been playing," he Music Masters award
know a little about the business said. presentation, the rock
- I want to push them out," he The lineup for last BERRY hall has mounted a
told reporters at the Rock and Saturday night's tribute concert special exhibition with items
Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, honoring Berry at the State including Berry's stage clothes,
which honored him with an Theater included Ernie Isley. a guitar and his 1958 Chess
award and tribute concert. "I'm and Darryl DMC McDaniels, Records recording contract.
going to come back and push Joe Bonamassa, Rick Derringer, The rock hall's new library and
them out if you know what I Rosie Flores, John Fullbright, archives has a separate exhibit
mean, somehow." David Johansen, Ronnie with items including Berry's
Berry, a rock pioneer with Hawkins, Steve Jordan and 1964 British tour program
early hits that included "Roll Merle Haggard. and a handbill promoting his
Over Beethoven,"- 'Sweet Little Berry, who still performs appearance with the Grateful
Sixteen" and "Johnny B. Goode," monthly at a club in suburban Dead in 1968.

Children's books maker talks history

Entertainer set to shine on stage

continued from 1C

the kinds of cliches we adopt
in order to teach our children
that can sometimes be more
damaging than they are
good. We pass those cliches
along from one generation to
another. For me, there was a
time in my life when I would
have rather someone just hit
me. I could have dealt with the
bruises but name calling hurts
emotionally. And it's harder to

Rai describes herself as
an entertainer, saying that.

'spoken word artist' doesn't
fully capture what she does on
"I have a full band, backup
singers and dancers with me
on stage so what folks get
is a whole lot different that
someone dropping lines," she
said. "I am also writing plays
and shopping a television
program around too. I just
turned 40 and I have to admit
that Oprah Winfrey was right
- this is the most fabulous
time of my life. I am so ready
to embrace my talents and
to determine the direction in
which my art will proceed. This
is truly my time."
Rai's show has already

been set to tour next year in
Washington, D.C., Savannah,
GA and Toronto, Canada from
February through April. And
she's hoping there will be more
stops along the way.
"Sticks and Stones: Fairy
Tales and Other Lies as Told
to a Child," is directed by
Albrika Sesheta Gordon.
The play uses a combination
of poetry, monologue and
dance to explore the social
consequences of common
phrases parents tell their
For more information go to
The show continues through
Sunday, Nov. 4th.

Black cast brings in viewer ratings

continued from 1C

Adepero Oduye, Condola Ra-
shad with Jill Scott and Al-
fre Woodard, the Sony Pic-
tures Television-produced
film scored significantly well
among women ages 25 to 54,
bringing in 2.5 million view-
ers, the highest tally in Lif,-
time's history.
The Saturday, October 6,

world premiere of the Life-
time Original Movie Abduct-
ed: The Carlina White Story,
starring KeKe Palmer, Sherri
Shepherd and Aunjanue El-
lis, also generated strong
viewership, averaging 4.1
million total viewers..
"We couldn't be happi-
er witthe great response
Steel Magnolias and Ab-
dLucted: The Carliha' White
Story received from view-

ers this weekend," said Rob
Sharenow, the executive
vice president of program-
ming for Lifetime Networks.
"These incredible numbers
speak to the powerful stories
and performances delivered
by amazing casts and the
strong production teams be-
hind each movie. We are very
proud to have partnered with
them on these very special

continued from 1C

wholesome illustrations, tells
virtually the entire history of
America and Blacks through
the oral recollection of a
fictional -100-year-old woman.
"The narrator is a nameless
everywoman character, an
elder woman speaking to
the reader as the grandchild
listening to his or her great-
grandmother or grandmother,"
Nelson said. He hopes that
through reading a recollection
of these fictional characters'
family history, children's
curiosity will reignite the
oral history that may have
been lost and they will gain
an appreciation for how far
Americans in general, and
Blacks in particular, have

come in the fight for freedom
and equal rights.

The narrator begins with the
recollection of the last African-
born slave in her family Pap,
who emancipated himself-
through whom she tells the
slave experience. Then she
tells the story of the Civil
War, Buffalo Soldiers, and the
great migration into northern
cities and subsequent labor
She tells the story of her
own experience of the two
world wars, the Civil Rights
movement, and right up to the
2008 election, when she cast
her ballot for the first Black
"It's a large story to tell,"

Nelson admits. "I can't hit
everything in 100 pages, but I
picked points that are relevant
to families points that they
can pick out from the large
brushstrokes of American
While at first glance Heart
and Soul is a book about a
Black family written for Black
children, it really is a book for
all America.
"I don't want to make people
feel bad, but I don't want the
history of African-Americans
to be lost either," Nelson said.
Heart and Soul has already
won numerous awards. Some
of Nelson's other books include
the just published I Have a
Dream, an illustrated volume
of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s
speech, and Nelson Mandela,,
which is due out in January.

"Bring it on" star dies in accident

continued from 1C

felt. We thank God for the
experiences we shared."
Williams took to Twitter to
share her grief about Reed's

death, writing, "Last night the
world was changed forever, life
will never be the same.... she
was my sister."
And Gabrielle Union, who
also starred in "Bring It
On," simply tweeted, "#RIP

#SAD #BringItOn." Reed
was reportedly working on a
solo rap album, as well as a
new movie and reunion with
Blaque. She is survived by her
10-year-old son, Tren Brown,
with rapper Kurupt.


I 717 Ih

II \ \ \ ~ T

BTW class of 1965 will
take their Seminole Immo-
kalee Trip Nov. 3rd. Con-
tact Lebbie at 305-213-

Miami Jackson Class
of 1971 will meet Nov.
3rd from 4-6 p.m. at De-
lores Lakeview Educational
Childcare Center, 1540 NW
111th St. Contact Joann at

Miami Art Museum will
house the Rashid Johnson:
Message to Our Folks ex-
hibit until Nov. 7th at 101
West Flagler Street. Call

The Beta Beta Lambda


meets the


South Florida's Jowee
Omicil [featured recently
in The Miami Times] got
the chance of a lifetime a
few weeks ago, perform-
ing with the incomparable,
Grammy-winning Pharoah
Sanders at the Lincoln Cen-
ter for the Performing Arts
in New York City. It was
master saxophonist with
new-kid-on-the block saxo-
phonist. Word is the audi-
ence gave them a standing

chapter of Alpha Phi Al-
pha will kick off its 75th
Diamond Anniversary with
a Anniversary Gala, Nov.
10th at the Trump Doral
Golf Resort & Spa. Call

Mt. Tabor MBC's Walk
for Peace/Candlelight
Vigil will be held Nov. 8th
at 6 p.m., starting at 17th
Ave. and ending at Miami
Northwestern's track field.
Contact Steve at 786-489-

The BTW Alumni Ath-
lete Club will have a ban-
quet/induction Hall of Fame
ceremony Nov. 10th at the
Doubletree Hotel. Call 786-


A Landmark Learning
Center Staff will host a
reunion Nov. 12th at the
Golden Corral, 9045 Pines
Blvd. Contact John at 954-

Miami Jackson Class of
1982 celebrates 30 years
on Nov. 23-25th, 2012.
Contact Stephanie van
Vark at 305-710-2212.

Booker T. Washing-
ton Class of 1967 meets
monthly. Call 305-333-

The Miami Northwest-
ern Class of 1967 will
resume class meetings in
Sept. Call, 305-891-1181.

Seed of Hope Commu-
nity Outreach, Inc. of-

fers free weekly counsel-
ing session. Call 305-761-

The National Coalition
of 100 Black Women -
Greater Miami Chapter
accepting applications for
Just Us Girls Mentoring
Program. Call 800-658-

SRange Park offers free
self-defense/karate class-
es for children and adults.
Call 305-757-7961 or 786-

Alumni of Raines and
New Stanton Sr. High Of
Jacksonville will cruise in
May 2013 for a joint 45th
class reunion. Call 305-

Dads for Justice assists
non-custodial parents with

-Photo courtesy Ernest Gregory

child support matters. Call

Resources for Veter-
ans Sacred Trust offers
affordable and supportive
housing assistance for low-
income veteran families
facing homelessness. Call

Solid Rock Enterprise,
Inc. Restorative Justice
Academy offers counsel-
ing services for youth. Call

Evans County High
School Alumni is creat-
ing a South Florida Alumni
contact roster. Call 305-



Against Violence) to
meet with young people
weekly. Call 954-548-

Empowerment Tutor-
ing in Miami Gardens
offers free tutoring with
trained teachers. Call 305-

Opa-Locka Community
Development Corpora-
tion is having Free Home-
buyer Education Work-
shops bi monthly. Call

Zion Ministries will be
holding auditions for a

or 786-514- community drama group
at 13146 W. Dixie Hwy at
PAN Studios in North Mi-
(Survivors ami. Call 305-652-9555.


dazzles with explosive
choreography and
thrilling spectacle..."
Showbiz Chicago

NOVEMBER 11 at 3 & 7:30PM P--
Knight Concert Hall
TICKETS! 305.949.6722 arshtcenter.org


AdrienneArsht Center





4C THE r.lr.11 TIMES, OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 6, 2012

Clinton and Springsteen stump for Obama

Campaign deploys major star power

in battleground Ohio

PARMA, Ohio President
Obama's campaign rolled out
two rock stars Thursday in the
crucial swing state of Ohio,
and only one is best known for
his music.
The Obama re-election cam-
paign teamed former president
Bill Clinton and rock legend
Bruce Springsteen for a get-
out-the-vote rally at Cuyahoga
Community College outside
The standing room-only
event inside a packed field
house wasn't the only use of
such star power by Obama.
Clinton went on to another
event in Ohio's coal country on
the West Virginia border, while
Springsteen traveled to Iowa to
continue his Obama surrogacy.
The campaign between
Obama and Mitt Romney may
be close in public opinion
polls, fundraising, TV ads and
grass-roots campaigning. But
when it comes to star power
- political and otherwise -
Obama appears to have the
upper hand.
For starters, there is Clinton,
the nation's 42nd president,
who can excite a crowd and
explain often complex policy in
simple, understandable terms.

He did it for nearly an hour
at the Democratic conven-
tion in Charlotte last month,
and he's continued his efforts
on Obama's behalf in several
swing states since.

"The president had your
back. You've got to have his
back now," Clinton said Thurs-
day. Noting the economy has
improved, with the unemploy-
ment rate dropping from nine
percent to 7.8 percent in the
past year, he said, "It's not
fixed. The question is, which
path will fix it."
Clinton ridiculed Romney's
performance in this week's
second debate as one of eva-
sion on issues ranging from
taxes to equal pay for women.
"He wants to convince the
moderate voters that he's a
new man, without explicitly
disavowing a single, solitary
commitment he made in the
two years he said he was the
'severe conservative' Mitt Rom-
ney," Clinton said. "You have to
say no to all this hide and seek
In addition to Ohio, consid-
ered the state most likely to

[Cel*i CIrIme,

Beyonce and Jay-Z lose Blue Ivy
trademark to wedding planner
The Carters were unable to trademark
their baby's name after the U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office sent a suspended
letter to the couple for pending trade-
marks on their bundle of joy's name. In-
stead, Boston-based wedding-planning
company Blue Ivy is allowed to operate
under the name, which it has been do-
ing since 2009. Veronica Alexandra, the

32-year-old owner of Blue Ivy, said she
holds no ill will against Beyonce or the
star rapper, saying that she highly re-
spects" the singer.

Buju Banton asks judge to
reconsider drug sentence
Buju Banton's new attorney has asked
a federal judge in Tampa to reconsider
the 10-year prison sentence the Jamai-
can reggae singer is serving on two drug

-AP Photo/Tony Dejak
Former President Bill Clinton, right, laughs with singer/
songwriter Bruce Springsteen'during a campaign event for
President Barack Obama, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Par-
ma, Ohio.

decide the race, the former
president has headlined events
for Obama in Florida, Nevada
and New Hampshire. On
Friday, he'll go to Wisconsin,
making it five of the nine key
swing states six counting
his convention appearance in
North Carolina.

charges. Banton, whose real name is
Mark Myrie, is set to appear Tampa fed-
eral court for a re-sentencing on a gun
possession charge. That charge carries
an additional five-year prison sentence.
David 0. Markus represented Banton in
the singer's two trials in Tampa in 2010
and 2011. He says Banton is eligible for a
reduced sentence of five years and a day
because he's a first-time, non-violent of-

Flavor Flav fights
domestic violence case

6,000 EVENTS
For Springsteen, it was his
first event for Obama since
2008, when he was an enthu-
siastic supporter. The Obama
campaign uses a lengthy list
of other surrogates from the
world of music, theater and

A defense lawyer says ex-rapper, Fla-
vor Flay, is accused of pushing his fiancee
to the floor and wielding two knives as he
chased and threatened her 17-year-old
son during an argument recently at their
home in Las Vegas. Drayton could face up
to six years in prison if convicted of felony
assault and six months in jail on a charge
of misdemeanor domestic battery. His
hearing is set for Nov. 20th.

Former flight attendant
sues Magic Johnson
Latina Thomas, a former flight atten-

sports and claims to have held
more than 6,000 such events
this year, including more than
60 concerts.
Among the most popular:
Beyonce, Jay-Z, Jon Bon Jovi,
Jennifer Lopez, James Taylor,
Will.i.am, Stevie Wonder, Ali-
cia Keys, Mariah Carey, Marc
Anthony, George Clooney,
Magic Johnson and LeBron
The Romney campaign has
used its share of politicians
and entertainers on the road
as well. On Wednesday, it
rolled out former Saturday
Night Live comedian Dennis
Miller and country music star
Lee Greenwood for events in
But even Romney himself
acknowledges his party has
nothing to balance the Clin-
ton effect on Democrats. The
GOP's most recent former
president, George W. Bush,
isn't nearly as popular and
has not been used at all on the
campaign trail.
"If there's one thing we've
learned in this election season
... it is that a few words from
Bill Clinton can do a man a lot
of good," Romney quipped after
the Democratic convention last
month during an appearance
at the Clinton Global Initiative
in New York City.
Beyond events such as those

dant on Magic Johnson's jet, is suing the
Hall of Famer for wrongful termination.
Thomas claims she was let go for being
seven minutes late for a flight and claims
she was tardy because Johnson requires
two different types of turkey meat for his
sandwich and she was held up at the deli
counter. The 45-year-old Thomas, who
made $75,000 plus a $25,000 bonus, is
suing Magic Johnson Entertainment and
Clay Lacy Aviation for age discrimination
among other labor code violations. There
are claims that she was denied rest
breaks and overtime.

in Ohio on Thursday, Clinton
has done fundraising appeals
for Obama, has appeared in
heavily used TV ads and has
cut online videos. In an ad
that ran for weeks after his
popular convention speech,
Clinton praised Obama's plan
to invest in education, innova-
tion and job training.
"It only works if there is a
strong middle class," he said.
"That's what happened when
I was president. We need to
keep going.with his plan."
His latest effort is a two-
minute online video explaining
what the Obama campaign
claims and Romney denies
is a proposed tax cut that
would total nearly $5 trillion
over 10 years.
But Thursday brought some-
thing new for the former presi-
dent: "This is the first time
in my life I ever got to be the
warm-up act for Bruce Spring-
steen," he said. "I am qualified
for it, because I was 'born in
the USA.' Clinton introduced
The Boss after finishing his
"It's like I'm going on after
Elvis here," Springsteen said
before beginning a 38-minute
solo set with No Surrender.
""If he'd only brought that
saxophone...." quipped the
equipped musician.

Sheree Whitfield 's child
support case reaches settlement
Bob Whitfield, the former NFL of-
fensive lineman has agreed to pay his
ex-wife, reality star, Sheree Whitfield,
$75,000 by November 11, due to the
41-year-old missing 38 consecutive pay-
ments of $2,142. If that wasn't enough,
he has also conceded to his revised child
support payment plan which includes
paying $1,000 a month for the next year
before reverting back to his previous
monthly payment amount.

Bobbi Kristina inheritance settled

Star comes to

agreement with

grandmother, Cissy

By Huffington Pbst

Earlier this month, it was re-
ported that Whiteny Houston's
family filed a petition, as ex-
ecutors of the Pop star's estate,
against Bobbi Kristina Brown in
an attempt to revise the 19-year-
old's inheritance payments.
Now, just weeks later, it ap-
pears that the case has appar-
ently been settled.
Sources tell TMZ, that Kris-
tina and her grandmother, Cis-
sy Houston, have reached an
agreement to leave the teenag-
er's $20 million payment plans
unadjusted. As the agreement
currently stands, Brown will
receive 10 percent when she
turns 21, 20% at age 25, and
the remaining amount when she
turns 30.
The singer's mother, Cissy
Houston and sister-in-law/busi-
ness manager, Pat Houston
originally sought out to revise
Brown's inheritance payments
citing that she "is a highly vis-
ible target for those who would
exert undue influence over her
inheritance and/or seek to ben-
efit from respondent's resources
and celebrity."
Recently while promoting their
new Lifetime reality show, "The
Houstons: On Our Own," Cissy
and Pat Houston appeared on
"The View" to discuss their new
series, which included a scene
of Bobbi Kristina drinking a mi-
mosa. As Pat Houston explained
to show hosts, Barbara Walters
and Sheri Shepherd, guiding
Brown into the right direction is
a work in progress.
"She's not in trouble as it re-
lates to drinking," she admit-
ted. "I had concern sitting there
watching her. I don't like it at
all. But this was her reality,
even before her mother passed.
I don't like it, but we're working
on it. She's growing...we're see-
ing her more; we're dealing with
life management skills as it re-
lates to Bobbi Kristina."
Whitney Houston's moth-
er added to Pat's comments;
"When you got a teenager who's
19-year's old, who loses her

mother and really don't feel like anything you try to suggest, and
she really has to listen, do you you try to guide her and all of
know how that is," she said. that kind of business. But that's
"You can't make anybody do exactly what we're trying to do.

S -i


LlWfwr F ...'. ..


TICKETS! 305.948.8722 arshtcenter.org

^ e AdrienneArsht Center

Book your trip at

stAfes 'val.com

A ~c, jr.a -r,". 'r

V c u ,FE r rr w u [ n c l u ,d e h o k r E '.: o d e r o atlA . _', j b l .' ,r ".. rd. 'c -n ', h r r n r n n ,, f. l- i .j m r ar. . . I . 1 1
per booklr.e Plom !i o ,ral : ,jl....- E : t.nlih-,g 1 p nj >7 i n..0. Iu,'W a '-l jP': 'l; b~ ..."i t.- :. ,: r.-, :h; L : T. I I -, ,,- r,; .
,n Gack-Io-h.c. r .orm-unl bckl tirg lhr -j.e rC.iI tcn c.rbi. ,J .i.h j t ,i1 lol b1 e h,-,,r,- ,,'',, I, T i3 6 I ).. .. .. ,-
n //hicr i f(or 3._.l' e i'/2s. i0. i. i ,'1. T a.a? r u-..0 ir :. .Tplet i c ,1, ;,, .3-'ii .:l ,l- j ,-- ,n-.l u,- i,'i, -. '- = J. j 1 . ,, ., -, .
U LJ V G oo -. l rr. ne m i 1 T a. ind, hidc. l ,e ._ re h i r ee m u s, b e .P d .' n r- ,% r -L i :lp t1 ,,r '-r' : I r ,- ,,? ; *. IrI. , "*
Cin,.l bc 1C TbI r..,-,j .ih din. Oli llj ,., .r .:m -,i,...,. 6liil .-.l'Jan;! : I ,-,J 'r **il ,,l:,l,, .p-;,r l. .,_ 1 If,,_,-,. ji;,,, ', "-. -, .1 ii ., , ,-1 ',- rl'
.c nn .lari h ,i.lh e C ..aI-,,lr. b. i r-h l,.t.-. T rk jdt ,me,, .i a rl~nes Ir,' ,l II C,",I i ri-ei f p I II li,.'1 I ;,1 '-, .p .,l ,-,r I .r, ,-


411 Range Cultural









By Ju'lia Samuels
The Florida Democratic Party hosted a fundraising event at
the sleek and stylish Kyma Lounge last Thursday evening. While
the evening was described as a fundraising event, it proved to
be informative and uplifting to the people of the South Florida
community. The event's message was voter education, according to
the CEO of iOWNpr, Joyce Johnson.
"This event will educate voters on the voting process and
encourage early voting, Johnson said.
She also went on to explain that the evening was a celebration of
honoring community service.
"We also hope to encourage philanthropy in the South Florida
community through organizations like the Tim Hardaway
Foundation. The event will be successful if someone leaves inspired
to take social responsibility on a local, national or global level
regardless of their political affiliation," Johnson said.
Hardaway graciously accepted the award and spoke of his years
of community service with humility.
"I just wanted to do my part to provide the local youth with some
guidance," Hardaway said.
Local voters were also given the opportunity to get to know their
representatives on a more personal level, according to the Director
Please turn to AWARD 9D


A tastefu ro e mode



By Ju'lia Samuels
Success has a very distinct
taste. It is sweet and savory,
according to celebrity chef
and Wilhelmina model, JaAna
Santiago, 28, who has a catering
company that is based in Miami
[Adele Catering].
Santiago counts herself among
the fortunate individuals who
get to do what they enjoy for a
living. When placed in a kitchen
or any space to create food,
Santiago immediately begins
bouncing around the kitchen
taste-testing her tweaked family
recipes. Occasionally, she
hums; she bounces and quickly
retreats back into her private
conversation with her one-of-a-
kind dishes that she is creating.
"It's my release," Santiago said
about her love of cooking. "I am
not overwhelmed. I don't worry
about anything else."
The self-taught beautiful
chef has an appealing menu of
clients. Santiago is the personal
chef for Aaron Maybin of the
New York Giants and Dwight
Freeney of the Indianapolis
Cults. The secret ingredient

to the chefs success has been
her attention to details. She
understands what her clients
need in their selective diet and
she makes it a priority to offer
it. Santiago's beauty and talent
has even gotten her featured in
Essence magazine.
"I have been fortunate to work
with people who love to eat,"
Santiago said.
The chef discussed how she
creates high calorie dishes for
Maybin to help him pack on the
"There is a lot of meat that
goes into his meals," Santiago
said. "But it all just depends on
what the client needs."
While discussing the dishes
that she creates for her clients,
it was impossible to not touch
on the dishes that entice her
taste buds.
"Oxtails are my favorite dish to
make," Santiago said.
Like most creators, Santiago
draws inspiration for her dishes
from her life.
"My culture plays a big role
in my recipes," Santiago said.
"Since I am Puerto Rican and
Black, I do a mix of Spanish and
soul food, and it's all healthy."


,,"_ *- / '?i ., ,

Andrea Nugent's

inspiring book

"Mommy is still mommy" helps
mothers explain cancer to children
By Ju'lia Samuels
Andrea Nugent is not only-the author of a self-help book,
she is also a breast cancer survivor. Remaining loyal to her
inspirational niche, Nugent penned another book to encour-
age others with their personal battle with breast cancer.
Her book entitled, "Mommy is still mommy: Cancer can't
change that," is the author's first children's book. The book
is inspired by Nugent's personal battle with breast cancer.
"My son inspired me to write it," Nungent said.
"He was two years old when I got diagnosed. I kept watch-
ing him and just wondering what was going through
his mind as he watched mommy lose her hair
and get weaker and not be able to do all
the things we were accustomed
to doing. She goes on to
describe their usually
active lifestyle and
started thinking about
other mothers afflicted
with cancer.
"I started searching the
Internet and really did not
find much that covered the .
topic from this angle," Nun-
gent said.
"I saw many 'what is cancer'
Please turn to BOOK 9D WrTr-m


Arts to host gala

A night offundraisingfor
underprivileged youth
The M. Athalie Range Cultural Arts Foundation (MARCAF)
presents its 15th Gala: A Musical Celebration of Life this Sunday,
Nov 4th. at the Gusman Theater. This
signature fundraising event commemorates
M. Athalie Range's lifelong commitment to the
arts. During the event the MARCAF will honor
select individuals for their exemplary lifetime
achievements and contributions to South
Florida's past, present and future. In addition,
there will be a special concert with the award-
winning and internationally acclaimed Dillard a,, '-
Center for the Arts (DCA) Jazz Ensemble
that reflects the foundations commitment to
inspiring youth in the arts.
"It is important that we recognize and honor
the memory of Ma Range as she was fondly GIBSON
referred to. Her long-lasting legacy is not only extremely important
in local politics and civil rights, but also to her commitment to the
performing arts and the future of our youth," Eric Knowles, M.
Athalie Range Cultural Arts Foundation Chairman.
The 2012 fundraiser will honor four of South Florida's most
well-respected community leaders for their exemplary lifetime
achievements and contributions to the community. This year's
award recipients are: Thelma Gibson as "The Ground Breaker";
H.T. Smith as "The Change Agent"; Bill Diggs as "The Maverick"
and Marlon Hill as "The Bridge Builder"
The event's highly anticipated headliner is Dillard Center for
the Arts Jazz Ensemble. The performance ensemble is composed
of talented South Florida student musicians exclusively selected
through an arduous audition process. Under the direction of
Christopher Dorsey, the primary goal of the Jazz Program at
DCA is to introduce students to a wide array of Jazz literature at
F~';'..,,-.- the highest level and provide performance
.opportunities. The Ensemble has earned the
accolades and reputation as one of the finest
jazz bands in the country.
The M. Athalie Range Cultural Arts
Foundation was created to enhance
and expand community awareness and
appreciation for the performing. This signature
fundraising event provides support to gifted
and talented young Blackss in Miami-Dade
County who are pursuing professional careers
,in the performing arts. Additionally, the
fundraiser finances the foundation's support
H to organizations that provide local youth the
structure and guidance needed for character-
To take part of an unforgettable evening that celebrates true
excellence and extraordinary entertainment, tickets, sponsorship
levels or more information please contact 305.576.3790 or visit the
M. Athalie Range Foundation's Facebopk page.

60__~_ THE ~ '.1IA_.i TIES OCOE 3-OEME ,202[E A ONS# LAKN VSA


students shine

Young men from

the 100 Role Models of Excellence

participate at youth forum

Forum seeks to reduce dropout rates

Rev. Al Sharpton brings inspiring message of hope

By D. Kevin McNeir

Close to 300 high school
students and their parents
gathered at Florida Memorial
University [FMU] on Saturday to
better educate themselves about
the college admissions process,
including the availability of
scholarships, how to apply for
financial aid and the importance
of applying to college early. The
Dropout Prevention Initiative
was sponsored by Education
for a Better America Higher
Education Awareness with
various workshops and a greek
show. URGENT Inc. facilitated
a youth town hall meeting that
featured local elected officials
that have made education one
of their top priorities.
Conference organizer

Marcus Bright, 29, an Y.
instructor in public '
administration at
FAU and FIU, said the '
workshop was a result
of a growing need
among low-income
students and their
parents for help in
maneuvering the maze BR
of college admissions.
"We are pleased
that so many volunteers and
organizations helped us put
this event together," he said.
"It's something that many Black
youth and theii parents have
been requesting for a long time.
Hopefully, well be able to do
this even bigger and better the
next time around."
The majority of the students
came from Miami-Dade Public
Schools, but there were some

students from Broward
Schools as well,
according to Bright.
The highlight -of
the event was an
inspirational message
by the Rev. Al Sharpton
who asked the packed
auditorium of youth
IGHT what were they most
passionate about.
"When you find your
passion, you often find the path
towards your career," he said.
"I want to hear from all of you
in terms of what you want to
do with your lives. I've always
known I wanted to be a preacher
and I began my career at an
early age, preaching my first
sermon when I was four-years-
old. By nine I was on the road
preaching. The rest, as they say,
Please furn to FORUM 9D

J in Criminal

Justice Academy

By Jos6 Perez

A retired police officer with almost 40 years
of experience in law enforcement, Micah Israel
has spent the past three years teaching and
preparing his students for successful careers
in criminal justice and law enforcement. From
learning how to write police reports to the
protocols of court proceedings, students in this
Career Technical Education [CTE] program
have the opportunity to learn marketable
skills. For example, students can take the
E-911 communications course while enrolled
ow at Southridge and, if successful, can be
certified to be hired as 911 call takers upon
For many of the seniors in Israel's second
period class like Harry Davis, a football
player, who Israel calls his "top attorney,"
law school beckons. The program also offers
dual enrollment opportunities, so students
can earn college credits while they are still at
Southridge. The classroom itself resembles a
court room even the protocol is similar.
"Students have to go through an application
process which requires at least two years of
criminal justice credits just to apply," Israel
said. Student attorneys can then represent
clients in Teen Court a program for first-
time juvenile offenders designed to be an
alternative to jail.
S The students are also preparing for a
statewide mock trial competition in Ocala, in
February. The Academy at Southridge is one
of only six in the County. The Public Service
Academy is the only one in South-Dade
(Turner Tech has the only PSA in North-Dade).
Jackie Gomez, a senior and the Clerk of
Courts in Israel's second period class, says her
teacher's success with students starts early.
"Mr. Israel teaches freshman and other new
Please turn to ACADEMY 9D

Florida charter

schools get audited

Fedsfail to properly

monitor educationfunds

By Christina Hoag

Audience of young adults hoping to make college their next stop are all ears.

Northwestern's CAP advisor Lamarc An-
derson and the Rev. Ted McCrae show their
support for'Black youth.

FMU's Black male initiative program

The Florida Memorial University
(FMU) Black Male College Explorers
Program [BMCEP] has been awarded
a $50,000 grant from AT&T that will
help underwrite tutoring services,
staff and activities geared toward
one purpose: enhancing the skills
and life trajectory of Black male
"At FMU, we refuse to believe
the notion that 'not all people' are
college material," said Kareem
Coney, BMCEP director. "We thahk
AT&T for assisting us in opening a
door of opportunity to expose these
young men to the resources that will
help them achieve upward mobility
and become successful contributors
to their families and communities."
BMCEP boasts a 100-percent
high-school graduation rate and
helps usher participants into college
or the workforce. The grant helps
support and strengthen a vital
"We, at AT&T, believe that success
in high school and college is
critical to a competitive, successful
workforce," said Dr. Wilbert
Holloway, regional director-External
Affairs, AT&T Florida. "We are
pleased to be able to partner with
Florida Memorial University through
[BMCEP] to support students in
pursuit of higher education."
Established in 1992, BMCEP
at FMU is designed to assist 40

Participants and advisors at FMU's Gates Millennium Scholars [GMS] Bridge Builders

talented and disadvantaged young
Back males annually in the Miami-
Dade County Public School System
who are at-risk of dropping out of
school, becoming unemployable
and/or ending up in the criminal-.

justice system. The program has a
proven track record of increasing
the number of participants who
graduate from high school and
college. The program also offers a
five-week residential component

-Miami Times photos/Craig Uptgrow
Male Initiative Work-

that focuses on academic, cultural
and recreational programs and
"We are grateful to AT&T for
proving this grant that will fund a
Please turn to FMU 10D

An audit of the U.S. Department of Educa-
tion's division, overseeing hundreds of millions
of dollars in charter school funding has criti-
cized the office for failing to properly monitor
how states spend the money.
The report released in late September by the
department's Office of the Inspector General
also singled out state education departments in
California, Florida and Arizona for lax monitor-
ing of what charter schools do with the funds
and whether their expenditures comply with
federal regulations.
The education department's Office of Innova-
tion and Improvement spent $940 million from
2008 to 2011 on charter schools, which are
autonomously operated public schools. Most of
the money is funneled through state education
departments, although some is given directly to
charter schools.
The funds are administered through competi-
tive grants aimed at helping launch new char-
ters and replicate successful charter models.
The inspector general said the innovation of-
fice has not given proper guidance to states on
monitoring the use of the money and does not
have policies to ensure that states corrected
deficiencies when they were found.
Additionally, the audit, which was conducted
by San Francisco-based education research
company WestEd, found that the office did not
review expenditures to ensure they met with
federal disbursement requirements.
The office has agreed to beef up its proce-
dures to track federal funds and ensure states
are adequately overseeing charter schools, the
report said.
WestEd also examined state charter oversight
policies in California, Arizona and Florida,
which collectively received $275 million in
federal funds for charter schools from 2008 to
In Florida, state officials had no records of
which schools received federal grant money, nor
which schools received on-site monitoring and
audits. Florida received $67.6 million.
Florida Education Department spokeswoman,
Cheryl Etters, said the agency disagreed with
the findings. She said in an email that the state
has "an excellent grant management and re-
cords system to ensure that the state's charter
schools comply with all aspects of the grant,"
but the documentation was not in a format the
inspector general would have liked."








Owners look for innovative approaches

to attract steady clientele

By D. Kevin McNeir
kmncneir@miamitimesonline.com t

Some people look at -
retirement as the time to dote
on grandchildren, to visit exotic
places or to take up slower-
paced sports and hobbies. But
that wasn't what Gwen Johnson
had in mind after saying good-
bye to her life of nine-to-five.
Instead, she "selected an item
from my bucket list [things one
wants to complete or accomplish /
during their lifetime] and looked 0wneI
for a nightclub to purchase." NBA leg


r Gwen Johnson with
gend Magic Johnson.

Fast forward: Gwen, along
with her husband, John
Johnson, recently celebrated
the two-year anniversary of
Crescendo Jazz & Blues Lounge
[2201 Biscayne Blvd.] with
several elected officials and
community leaders who were
out to support the Black-owned
business during customer
appreciation week.
"I really wasn't looking to get
into the restaurant business as
much as I wanted something
for the mature adult crowd -
something that is hard to find
in Miami," she said. "We cleaned
out our retirement fund and
financed this business ourselves
Please turn to CRESCENDO 10D

-Photos courtesy Crescendo
An evening view of Crescendo Jazz and Blues Lounge in Miami's Midtown.

Gas prices could drop $.5o/gal Changes to affecttax refunds
SBy Ashley R. Harris age of $3,500 per household)

Inventories rising, demand slowing

By Gary Strauss

Autumn gasoline prices are
about to drop faster than fall
As inventories rises and
demand wanes, gasoline prices
could plunge up to 50 cents
a gallon from October's $3.86
peak average over the next few
weeks, providing a lift for the
economy and possibly becoming
a factor in next month's presi-
dential election.
Gasoline, now averaging
$3.67 a gallon, is expected to

fall to $3.35 or lower by late No-
vember. In some regions, prices
have already sunk below $3.
"Most of the country is head-
ing appreciably lower the next
few weeks," says Tom Kloza
of the Oil Price Information
Service, who notes wholesale
prices in some key markets
have dropped from as high as
$4.35 a gallon to $2.71. Pump
prices typically lag big whole-
sale drops. But Kloza expects
retail prices to sink five to 15
cents a gallon over each of the
next three weeks.

With inventories rising and demand slowing, wholesale
gas prices are plunging. Consumers should see some major
price cuts at the pump within weeks.

January is W-2 season,
but don't expect a significant
refund this year if Congress
doesn't act quickly to curb
the impending fiscal cliff. The
Beltway is bracing itself for
"taxmageddon," an overhaul
Sin tax code that will affect
every American most for
the worse.
Annual tax planning will
see significant changes if
Congress doesn't take ac-
tion, according to a report
by the Tax Policy Center. The
report claims that taxes will
rise by more than $500 bil-
lion by year's end, (an aver-

when the 11-year-old tax cuts
expire. More than 90 percent
of Americans would see a rise
in taxes if the country topples
over what Federal Reserve
Chairman Ben Bernanke has
called 'fiscal cliff.' Americans
would have 6.2 percent less
income after taxes because of
the 5 percent increase in the
federal tax rate.
The burden won't discrimi-
nate, either. While the poorest
Americans those making
less than $20,113 annually -
would see taxes climb to $412
a year, the wealthiest will take
the biggest hit with their tax
rate climbing to 7 percent.

Report: Miami is least affordable city in America

By Tim Elfrink

They can be truly hard to
find in Miami, always lost be-
tween the film crews chasing
Kardashian sisters to their
next luxury club, the Rus-
sian oligarchs loudly racing
Brazilian expats in souped
up Lotuses, and the parade
of art-collecting billionaires
snapping up property in
Fisher Island.
But Miami does have a
middle class! They just don't

have an easy time of it. In
fact, between housing and
transportation costs, Miami
is the single toughest place in
all the nation to be a middle-
class resident, according to a
new study.
"Increased demand for
rental housing combined with
insufficient new production
has raised rents," says Jef-
frey Lubell, executive direc-
tor of the Center for Housing
Policy, "while households with
blemished credit and existing

homeowners with underwater
mortgages have been unable
to take advantage of lower
home prices."
Lubell's study looked at
the combined costs of hous-
ing and transportation for
the 25 biggest metro areas in
the country and found that
in general, both had risen by
44 percent since 2000 with-
out a corresponding bump in
That trend tends to squeeze
the middle class hardest

of all, the center says. And
nowhere has that been more
true than in Miami.
Middle-class households in
Dade spend a staggering 72
percent of their income on
transportation and housing
costs, the study found.
That's the highest share of
income in the nation, fol-
lowed by Riverside, California
(69 percent) and Tampa (66
What's more, in Miami
those costs have jumped by

47 percent since 2000, while
incomes have risen only 21
It doesn't help that Miami
not only has an expensive
.housing and rental market,
but that it's tough for most
residents to get around with-
out a car, necessitating ever
more cash for gas, car pay-
ments and repairs.
"Both housing and trans-
portation costs need to be
made more affordable," the
center's President and Co-

Founder Scott Bernstein
The most affordable towns
for average income families
include D.C., Minneapolis and
Don't worry, though, Mi-
ami families. All you need to
do is become famous via an
Internet sex tape, star in an
endless series of reality televi-
sion shows, make billions of
dollars and viola! Miami
becomes a very easy place to
live indeed.

Unemployment applicationsTeaching jobs come back after layoffs

increase to record 388K :By Annalyn Censky data suggest that at least we're
not shedding a lot of teacher
S After four years of layoffs, jobs any more.
By Christopher S. Rugaber the Labor Department said teaching jobs are finally com- That's a really nice first
last Thursday. That's still a ing back. Public school hiring step, but there's still so much
Weekly applications for level consistent with modest ing back. Public school hiring .,.
Weekly applications for level consistent with modest rose this summer to its high- to make up," said Heidi Shier-
U.S. unemployment benefits hiring. est level in six years. Local holz, economist with the Eco-
jumped 46,000 last week to a A department spokesman school districts added 79000 nomic Policy Institute Con-
school districts added 79,000 nomic Policy Institute: Con-
seasonally adjusted 388,000, said the last two weeks' fig- education jobs s July sidering public schools were
the highest in four months. ures were distorted by sea- o Sptembe aor
The increase marks a rebound sonal adjustments the depart- through te member, accT ord- leading u to Jul the recent
i +,t the r of Labr: 1 / # leading un to July. the recent

from the previous week's
sharp drop. Both swings were
largely due to technical fac-
The four-week average of ap-
plications, a less volatile mea-
sure, rose slightly to 365,500,

ment makes.
Normally, many applicants
delay filing for benefits until
the start of a quarter because
doing so can produce larger
checks. It turns out that
Please turn to AID 10D

ing to Lne nureau oi aoor
Statistics. That's the strongest
summer hiring since 2006.
But even with the small hir-
ing spurt, it's still not nearly
enough to keep up with the
growing number of students
in American classrooms. "The

gains are hardly enough to
bridge the gap. Over that time
period, enrollment in public
schools was projected to grow
by about 377,000 students, ac-
cording to the National
Please turn to LAYOFFS 10D

Blacks: We need honest compensation not affirmative action

By William Reed
NNPA columnist

The U.S. Supreme Court
recently heard arguments re-
garding a longstanding racial
controversy. So, in the tra-
ditional form of our time in
America, the Black descen-
dants of slaves will still be
losers when the Fisher v. Uni-
versity of Texas case decision
is handed down. The court's
decision will affect relatively
few students at Texas, which

admits most students through
a system that doesn't factor in
race. But a broad Supreme
Court ruling will roll back
affirmative action and be an
earthquake at other campus-
es and institutions that will
mark the death of affirmative
actions that use race toward
instituting their plans and
Instead of holding pity par-
ties over the demise of affir-
mative action, it would be good
if the descendants of slaves

moved to "demand
money to compen-
sate them for their
ancestors work as
slaves." Blacks have
been "disadvantaged"
and "non-compen-
sated" throughout
our tenure in Amer-
ica. The majority of
Blacks have bought
into the theory and
culture of "American



tionalism" and "mainstream
mindsets" that we are more

than compensated
for the damage of
slavery by the good
fortune we enjoy by
living in America.
It's time to ac-
cept the fact that
the basic nature of
America excludes
parity for Blacks.
From the begin-
ning, this country

has shown "a particular re-
luctance to absorb people of
African descent." For more

than four centuries, Blacks
were subjected to the most
heinous crimes ever commit-
ted. Though slavery has been
abolished, to this day, no one
has been brought to justice
for those crimes. Racial dis-
parities persist at nearly every
level of society. From criminal
justice to education, employ-
ment to housing, Black Amer-
icans continue to face an up-
hill battle toward social and
economic equity.
Instead of a constant de-

mand that America apologize
for slavery and compensate
us, Blacks gamely "go along
to get along" in a system they
know that's stacked against
them. Most Blacks are ori-
ented toward "mainstream"
values and cultures and are
eager to live ifi a "post-racial"
society that requires no ex-
traordinary affirmative ac-
tions. Let's be clear that rac-
ism still runs rampant across
this nation and that the
Please turn to REED 9D

;_ i;
.; .i


T EC ( E \\ S F R 0 -I A R 0 I \ D


T H1 E L B E

0 C T &: NSO'V 80D,

The iPad Mini is as thin as
a pencil and weighs 0.68
pounds, half as much as the
full-size iPad with
its 9.7-inch screen.



Tablet much pricier than rivals

The rush is on

to trade up to

newest tablet
By Michael Liedtke
and-Peter Svensson
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -
Apple Inc.'s pencil-thin, smaller
iPad will cost much more than
its competitors, signaling that
the company isn't going to get
into a mini-tablet price war.
The company unveiled the
iPad Mini on Tuesday, with a
screen about two-thirds the
size of the full model, and half
the weight. Customers can
begin ordering the new model
on Friday. In a surprise, Apple
also revamped its flagship, full-
sized iPad just six months after
the launch of the latest model.
Apple's late founder Steve
Jobs once ridiculed a small
tablet from a competitor as
a "tweener" that was too big
and too small to compete with
either smartphones or tablets.
Now Apple's own Mini enters
a growing small-tablet market
dominated by Amazon.com
Inc.'s Kindle Fire.
Apple is charging $329 and
up for the Mini a price that
fits into the Apple product
lineup between the latest iPod
Touch ($299) and the iPad 2
($399). Company watchers had

been expecting Apple to price
the iPad Mini at $250 to $300
to compete with the Kindle
Fire, which starts at $159.
Barnes & Noble Inc.'s Nook HD
and Google Inc.'s Nexus 7 both
start at $199.
"Apple had an opportunity
to step on the throat of Ama-
zon and Google, yet decided to
rely on its brand and focus on
(profit) margin," said Bill Kre-
her, an analyst with brokerage
Edward Jones.
Apple shares fell $20.67,
or 3.3 percent, to close at
$613.36 after the price was
announced. Shares of Barnes
& Noble jumped 88 cents, or
6.1 percent, to $15.32. Shares
of Amazon rose 53 cents, or 0.2
percent, to $234.31.
Apple has sold more than
100 million iPads since their
debut in April 2010. Analysts
expect Apple to sell 5 million
to 10 million iPad Minis before
the year is out.
Apple started taking orders
for the new model on Friday.
The iPad Mini will be compet-
ing for the attention of gadget
shoppers with the release
that same day of computers
and tablets running Windows
8, Microsoft's new operating
Wi-Fi-only models will ship
on Nov. 2. Later, the company
will add models capable of
accessing cellular, LTE data

The screen of the iPad Mini
is 7.9 inches on the diagonal,
making it larger than the
7-inch screens of the competi-
tors. It also sports two cam-
eras, on the front and on the
back, which the competitors
The iPad Mini is as thin as a
pencil and weighs 0.68 pounds,
half as much as the full-size
iPad with its 9.7-inch screen.
The screen resolution is 1024
by 768 pixels, the same as the
iPad 2 and a quarter of the
resolution of the flagship iPad,
which starts at $499.
The new model has better
apps and is easier to use than
competitors such as Google's
Nexus, said Avi Greengart, a
consumer electronics analyst
with Current Analysis.
"This really is not in the
same category as some of the
other 7-inch tablets," he said.
"And that's before you consider
that it has a premium design
- it's made of metal that's
extremely lightweight."
Jobs attacked the whole idea
of smaller tablets in his last
appearance on a conference
call with analysts in October
"The reason we wouldn't
make a 7-inch tablet isn't
because we don't want to hit
a price point. It's because we
don't think you can make
a great tablet with a 7-inch
screen," Jobs said. "The 7-inch

Social media collects the buzz around new TV series

Data reveal depth

of engagement

and interest
By Gary Levin

Vegas and Elementary are
the top new shows of the fall
TV season. But what's hot on
social media? ABC's critical
favorite, Nashville, along with
NBC's Revolution, also the
most popular new show among
young-adult viewers.
New data from Trendrr,
a research firm that tracks

social-media engagement,
says the country-flavored
soap scored about 112,000
mentions, including those on
Twitter, Facebook, GetGlue and
Viggle, on the day of its Oct. 10
premiere, while Revolution was
close behind with 109,000 for
its Sept. 17 opener. Other top
scorers among new broadcast
network series were ABC's 666
Park Avenue and CW's Arrow.
But while Revolution's social-
media buzz climbed with its
second episode, to 131,000
mentions, online chatter
for almost every other show
dropped; Nashville's was cut

Total social-media mentions
on premiere day:

Nashville (Oct., 10, ABC)

Revolution (Sept. 17, NBC)

666 Park Avenue (Sept. 30, ABC)

Arrow Oct. 10, CW)

Last Resort (Sept. 27, ABC)

Source: Trendrr

in half, to about 56,000 for its
next episode.
Activity replaces an old mea-
sure of audience interest: "It's
sort of the new water cooler,
in the respect that people say,
'Did you see that?,'" says Brian
Hughes, senior VP at ad firm
Magna Global Intelligence.
The data doesn't sync with
Nielsen ratings, which remain
the currency for Madison
Avenue ad buyers. And online
noise won't point to success
if viewers don't like what they
But the activity demon-
strates involvement in shows:

"If you're actively engaged in
a show, you're less likely to
change the channel, and more
likely to tune into the next epi-
sode," says Trendrr chief Mark
Sports, awards shows and
other live events generate
much higher levels of activity,
and serialized dramas with
cliffhanger endings score more
highly than sitcoms or stand-
alone dramas.
The buzz surrounding new
network series was dwarfed by
the returns of two TV fright-
fests: AMC's The Walking
Dead's Oct. 14 return sparked

1.5 million social-media men-
tions that day, while FX's
American Horror Story last
week scared up nearly half a
Among network newcomers,
NBC's Chicago Fire had the
biggest percentage of positive
chatter and was among the
most female-driven in discus-
sion (perhaps about its shirt-
less firefighters). And NBC's
Animal Practice drew the high-
est proportion of negative com-
ments when it premiered after
the Olympics closing ceremo-
nies. Unsurprisingly, it's one of
the season's first cancellations.


Students learn the legal ropes . U. I

Students learn the legal ropes

continued from 6A

students to observe
every little detail,"
she said. "He shows
films and asks
students to find all
of the mistakes to
teach them to look
for the obvious."
All of these
successes are all
the more impressive

when one takes into
consideration that
Israel essentially
built the program
from scratch. Using
donated law books,
coming out of his
own pocket to buy a
second hand karaoke
machine to serve as
his court's "audio
system," or building
the judge's bench,
jury box, and witness

stand himself, Israel
believes his example
is an important one
for his students.
"You can do it,"
says the charismatic
teacher who is proud
of the fact that
Southridge has gone
from an 'F' school
three years ago to an
'A' school today.
Still, Israel is
always looking for

additional resources
to support the
work he is doing
for his students.
How serious is he
about teaching his
students the keys to
law enforcement?
"I hope to have a
police car donated
so I can train [the
students] how to
make traffic stops,"
he added.



Blacks should get equitable compensation not set-asides

continued from 7D

possibility of us-
ing affirmative ac-
tion to redress the
perpetration of past
wrongs is in seri-

ous doubt. Whereas,
Blacks support Af-
firmative Action as a
remedy or tool of so-
cial policy, the major
item stifling the is-
sue is that America's
white majority sees

nothing wrong with
maintaining the sta-
tus quo.
The status quo in
the U.S. equates to
disparate differences
in prison popula-
tions and childhood

mortality rates, bias-
es in the application
of capital punish-
ment and unequal
access to education
and health care.
Systematic exclusion
of slaves and their

descendants from
positions of political
and economic power
continues to haunt
Blacks. Past itera-
tions of affirmative
action haven't helped
us as racism contin-

Home prices increase in August

By Associated Press

Home prices rose
in August in nearly
all U.S. cities, and
many of the markets
hit hardest during
the crisis are start-
ing to show sus-
tained gains. The in-
creases are the latest
evidence of a steady
housing recovery.
The Standard &
Poor's/Case Shiller
index reported last
Tuesday that nation-
al home prices in-
creased two percent
in August compared
with the same month
a year ago. That's
the third straight in-
crease, and at faster
pace than in July.
The 'report also
said that prices rose
in August from July
in 19 of the 20 cit-
ies tracked by the
index. Prices had
risen in all 20 cities
in the previous three
Cities that have
suffered some of the
worst price declines
during the hous-
ing crisis are start-
ing to come back.
Prices in Las Vegas
rose 0.9 percent, the
first year-over-year
gain since Janu-
ary 2007. Prices in
Phoenix are 18.8
percent higher in
August than a year
ago. Home values in
Tampa and Miami
have also posted sol-
id increases over the
Seattle was the
only city to report
a monthly decline.
Still, prices there
fell just 0.1 percent
in August from July
and are 3.4 percent

. .- 7 ...' .-


Home builders started construction on new homes and apartments at the fastest pace in
more than four years last month.

higher than a year
"The sustained
good news in home
prices over the past
five months makes
us optimistic for con-
tinued in the hous-
ing market," said Da-
vid Blitzer, chairman
of the Case-Shiller
The steady increase
in prices, along with
the lowest mortgage
rates in decades, has
helped many home
markets slowly re-
bound nearly six
years after the hous-
ing bubble burst.
Rising home pric-
es encourage more
people to put their
homes on the mar-
ket, They may also
entice would-be
buyers to purchase
homes before prices
rise further.
The S&P/Case-
Shiller index covers
roughly half of U.S.
homes. It measures

prices compared
with those in Janu-
ary 2000 and creates
a three-month mov-
ing average. The Au-
gust figures are the
latest available.
The figures aren't
seasonally adjusted,
so some of the gains
in August reflect the
benefit of the sum-
mer buying season.
Stan Humphries,
chief economist at
the housing website
Zillow.com, expects
the monthly price in-
dex to decline later
this year.
"This doesn't mean
the housing recovery
has been derailed,"
Humphries said.
"This is exactly what
bouncing along bot-
tom looks like."
Other recent re-
ports show that the
housing market is
improving, albeit
from depressed lev-
Home builders

started construction
on new homes and
apartments at the
fastest pace in more
than four years last
month. They also
requested the most
building permits in
four years, a sign
that many are confi-
dent that home sales
gains will continue.
Home building is
still far below the

pace that economists
say is consistent with
a healthy housing
market. New-home
sales jumped last
month to the high-
est annual pace in
the past two-and-a-
half years. Sales of
previously occupied
homes dipped in
September but have
risen steadily in the
past year.

Sharpton gets real

continued from 6D

is history. I tell you
my story to point out
several lessons. First,
never let anyone
talk you out of your
dreams. Second, it
doesn't matter who's
on your side as long as
you believe in yourself.
Third, be prepared
to pay the price be
Sharpton reminded

the youth that
President Barack
Obama came from a
single parent home,
barely knew his
father and once had
to survive on food
"Who says those who
come from economic
hardship can't make
it?" he asked. "It won't
be easy but when it
gets rough you have to
get tough. This is your
life; you can do it."

ues to shape most
Blacks' lives.
From now on,
Blacks need to
think of themselves

as creditors seek-
ing payment of an
overdue debt, rather
than as social sup-
plicants seeking an

undeserved prefer-
William Reed is
head of the Business
Exchange Network.


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



Detailed specifications for this RFP are available at the City of Miami, Purchas-
ing Department, website at www.miamigov.com/procurement Telephone No.

Johnny Martinez
City Manager
AD NO. 16437

The 2012 Tax Roll of Miami-Dade County is now open for .l:, ,!.-i Real Estate and Tangible
Personal Property taxes as assessed from January 1 through December 31 becomes payable
on November 1.
Early Payment Discounts:
4% if paid by November 30, 2012
3% if paid by December 31, 2012
2% if paid by January 31, 2013
1% if paid by February 28, 2013
Discounts are not available if payment is made in March
Property taxes become delinquent on April 1, 2013,
Failure to pay property taxes will result in additional interest, fees, and penalties and could result
in loss of properly.
To view the amount due and / or make a payment log onto www.miamidade.gov
When the discount period ends on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, payment must be made
in person to the Tax Collector's Office by the next business day.
Payments can be made:
Online by E-check or by credit card at www.miamidade.gov
(Accounts with delinquent taxes, confidential or bankrupt status cannot be paid on-line)
By mail -discounts on current taxes are determined by the postmark
In person at our office:
Miami-Dade Tax County Collector's Office
140 West Flagler Street Room 101
Miami, FL 33130
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding legal holidays)
Make checks payable to:
Miami-Dade County Tax Collector
140 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
(Payment must be in U.S. funds drawn from a U.S. bank)
For additional information please call 305-270-4916 or visit www.miamidade.aov/taxcollector

Fernando Casamayor, Tax Collector
Miami-Dade County

Fo ea d nie ot tp/lgld-imdd~o

Hardaway receives Humanitarian Award

continued from 5A

of Public Relations,
Johanne Cadet.
"We really wanted people
to be able get up close and
personal with the people
on the ballot," Cadet said.

"We wanted to emphasize
voter education and the
importance of voting early
as well."
There was a call to
service for the upcoming
"We really want people
to ask themselves what

Kids deal with cancer

continued from 5A
books but nothing from
the angle of a mother
talking to her child."
Besides being a book
about her personal battle
with breast cancer, Nu-
gent's book is intended to
finally open up the floor
of discussion between
parents and their chil-
"'Mommy is Still Mom-
my: Cancer Can't Change
'That!' is a conversation

starter, Nugent said.
"I wanted it to be used
as a tool that would en-
able heartfelt conversa-
tions between mother
and child. A lot of times
people feel that they
cannot discuss certain
things with their chil-
dren or do not know how
to tell their children cer-
tain things, because they
are too young to under-
stand. Cancer does not
have to be a scary topic
if you approach it the
right way."

else can they do in
this election," Cadet
continued. "But we
also planned this to
be an intimate evening
that allowed voters to
ask questions and get
clarification on the issues
that they are going to see

on the ballot."
Although the setting
was intimate, the event
attracted a mixed crowd.
NBA players, International
saxophone artist: John
Sax and renowned artist:
Amir were among the

TER, INC (Corporation). is issuing this Solicita-
tion of Offer (SOO) to select a qualified Primary
Care provider to deliver day-to-day primary care
services for the Jefferson Reaves, Sr. Health
Center,1009 NW 5th Avenue, Miami, Florida.
Neither this SOO nor any proposal submitted in
response hereto is to be construed as a legal of-
fer. The Corporation will make the final decision
on the award through this SOO process and re-
serves the right to negotiate all contractual terms
with potential Primary Care provider.

The submittal process begins Monday, October
29, 2012. Submit letters of intent for a full Solicita-
tion of Offer package at jeffersonreaveshealth@

3051',5; l ,? Residential Lenc
~9"I. FDIC 4 in I. -" '8 ,r
Di C |. Mrrn,, FL 33145
I- - jeIPI___ -.

YOU can be

a Homeowner

SLoc! '- e r ra b r t -ert ",

. D c..... ..iI,t.r ,

Student Harry Davis argues his case


Report: More U.S. citizens apply for unemployment assistance

continued from 7A

California didn't experi-
ence the expected jump
in applications until the
second week of this quar-
ter. That shift had the ef-
fect of sharply lowering
the seasonally adjusted
number two weeks ago
and sharply boosting it
last week.
Applications are a proxy
for layoffs. When they

consistently fall below
375,000, it suggests hir-
ing is healthy enough to
lower the unemployment
Several economists sim-
ply calculated the average
of the two distorted weeks,
which is 365,000. That's in
line with the recent trend.
But it's modestly improved
from September, suggest-
ing that hiring could be a
bit better this month.
"Though still struggling,

the U.S. labor market ap-
pears to be making head-
way, and we should see a
modest improvement in
October ... payrolls," said
Sal Guatieri, an economist
at BMO Capital Markets.
The number of people
receiving benefits fell.
Just over 5 million people
received unemployment
aid in the week ending
Sept. 29, the latest data
available. That was about
40,000 fewer than the pre-

vious week.
Some recent reports
suggest the economy is
picking up. Retail sales
grew in September at a
healthy clip. And build-
ers started construction
on new homes and apart-
ments last month at the
fastest pace in more than
four years.
Still, the economy is
not growing fast enough
to generate much hiring.
Growth slowed to a tepid

annual rate of 1.3 percent
in the April-June quarter,
down from 2 percent in
the previous quarter. Most
economists see growth
staying at or below 2 per-
cent in the second half of
the year.
The unemployment rate
fell in September to 7.8
percent, the lowest level
since January 2009, the
department said earlier
this month. It fell because
a government survey of

households found a huge
increase in the number
of people who had jobs.
A jump in part-time em-
ployment accounted for
most of the gain.
Employers, meanwhile;
added 114,000 jobs in
September, according
to a separate survey of
businesses. Hiring in
July and August was also
revised much higher.
As a result, the econ-
omy gained an average

of 146,000 jobs a month
in the July-September
quarter. That's more
than double the monthly
pace in the April-June
Even so, hiring must be
stronger to bring relief to
the more than 12 million
people who are unem-
ployed. Roughly 100,000
new jobs are needed each
month just to keep up
with the working-age

Black youth program makes a difference

continued from 6D

program that
continually makes
a significant impact
on our community,"
said Adriene Wright,
Ph.D., vice president
for Institutional
Advancement. "We
are charged to equip
the .next generation
of Black males with
the tools they need to
develop their promise
and create bright
futures. This grant
helps us achieve that
Program goals

FMU advisors promote aid for Black males

include increasing point averages, high-
participants' grade- school graduate rates

and college admission
rates. The program
also seeks to help
participants develop
marketability skills
and positive behaviors
through engagements,
programming and field
FMU also was the
host of the recent
Gates Millennium
Scholars [GMS]
Bridge Builders Male
Initiative Workshop.
The program's
purpose is to educate
"leaders for America's
future" by providing
eligible students
with the opportunity

to complete an
college education in
a discipline of their
"It provides students
with access to a
college education
and the resources
needed to complete
their studies," Coney
said. "And it not only
broadens the scope on
what the University
has to offer but it
alsd promotes the
Contact Kareem
Coney at 305 626-3108
for more information
about both programs.

Teaching industry continues to see more hires

continued from 7D

Center for Education
Statistics. To keep up,
schools would have
had to hire about
62,000 workers, Shi-
erholz estimates. In-
stead, they laid off
about 315,000.
Recent teacher hir-
ing comes as govern-
ment budgets have
started to slowly re-
cover. Data collected
from the Census Bu-
reau shows local and

state tax revenues
have been gradually
increasing since mid
2010. Property taxes
- one of the largest
sources of funding for
public school districts
- were much slower
to recover, but as of
the second quarter
of 2012, they were up
about 6 percent from a
year earlier.
"You're beginning
to see a recovery in
state and local hir-
ing because tax rev-
enues have been posi-

tive," said Brett Ryan,
an economist with
Deutsche Bank. "This
is another overall sign
that the economy con-
tinues to recover."
But many experts
fear that this new wave
of hiring which has
included mostly teach-
ers, but also librar-
ians, guidance coun-
selors, administrators
and janitors could
come to a sudden end.
Whether school dis-
tricts will continue to
hire is up in the air,

Crescendo's optimistic as it

marks its second anniversary

continued from 7D

- no private investors
and no loans from a
bank. We felt that we
had a great opportunity
on our hands,
especially. being in a
location so close to the
Adrienne Arsht Center
and the American
Airlines Arena."
But Johnson soon
discovered that while
jazz and blues clubs
are popular in places
like New York City and
Chicago, it's a much
harder sell here in

"In hindsight: -- -
our research I
found that
Miami is a
much younger
city and that
there's a much '
different kind of BENDROSS
demographics," MINDINGALL

she added. "Not
too long ago, Miami
Beach was a retirement
community. Jazz and
blues don't have the
kind 'of following that
we had hoped but
things are looking up."

Entering Crescen-
do's, one cannot help
but notice the paint-
ings, the musical sym-
bols and the muted
colors in a word
'sleek'. Johnson says
many first-timers to
the club say it looks
like "anywhere but Mi-
"They like the' way it

makes them. feel like
they've taken a jour-
ney," she said. "And
with some new
changes in our
and menu,
maybe well be
able to get cli-
ents to catch
up to the idea SPE
of a top-quality JO
venue for live
jazz and blues."
Jazz lover and former
El Portal Mayor Daisy
Black, said, "we have
to support our Black-
owned businesses be-
cause if we don't who

will? If we want
our places to
thrive we have
to spend our
money with
"Jazz is the
soul of mu-
sic and this
is the kind
of business

that draws all races
and ethnicities," said
School Board Member
Dr. Dorothy Bendross-
Mindingall. "We need
to come out and then
keep coming back."
City Commissioner
Michelle Spence-Jones
says Crescendo's sur-
viving for two years
is an important mile-
stone, particularly for
a Black business.
"We need to spread
the word about this
achievement and we
must continue to do
our part," she said.
"That's why I came out
"Blacks need to fol-
low the examples of

others here in Miami
who circulate their
dollars among their
own business-
es and in their
own communi-
ties, said Miami
Gardens Mayor
Oliver Gilbert.
"And we need
iNCE to be patient as
NES new businesses
like this find
their niche. Cre-
scendo's owners have
shown that they are
serious about cater-
ing to their customers'
needs with good food
and good entertain-
Speaking of food,
Johnson rolled out
a New Orleans style,
cajun-flavored lineup
of foods just last week
and has also started a
Wednesday night jam
session for musicians
and vocalists that runs
from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
where "all you have
to do is sign up and
have fun." There's a
Bourbon Street Sun-
day brunch weekly
and extended hours on
the weekend. Still, she
says that being a new
business is tough.
"But I'm not ready
to hang it up yet," she
said. "This is still fun
and exciting and if we
can get out the word
to more folks, well be
able to keep the mu-
sic playing for years to
For hours, menus
and a schedule of per-
formers go to www.cre-

depending on the elec-
tion and how lawmak-
ers act to avoid mas-
sive spending cuts set
to take effect in 2013.
If the so-called fiscal
cliff is allowed to hap-
pen, federal education
cuts are expected to

near $4 billion, rolling
back education fund-
ing to pre-2003 lev-
els and cutting about
75,000 jobs, according
to the National Educa-
tion Association, the
largest labor union
representing teachers.

The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust (Homeless Trust) is eq'uei,'-ig "Letters of Interest" from
qualified and experienced public or private non-profit service providers interested in -hratbii iliin.j
and operating the below-described County property to provide homeless housing that meets the
identified needs and gaps of the homeless continuum of care. No capital or operational funding is
being provided pursuant to this RFLI..
The deadline for responding to this RFLI is 4:00 PM Monday,
November 12, 2012. Letters of Interest submitted after this deadline .1ill not be considered.
There are no exceptions. The RFLI document is available at the Homeless Trust website at
www.miamidade.gov/homeless, or can be picked up from the Homeless Trust,
Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First Street, 27th Floor, Suite 310, beginning 9:00 AM
Monday, November 5, 2012. Questions or requests for
additional information relating to this RFLI should be directed to:
Hilda M. Fernandez, Executive Director, by email at hildafernandez(amiamidade.gov or by
calling 305-375-1490 by no later than 4:00 PM Thursday, November 8, 2012. A site visit/inspection
has been scheduled for W'Aednesda'y, November 7, 2012 between the hours of 10am-11:30am for
interested respondents. This will be the only time that the site will be available for access.
Legal Description: DE LEON PARK PB 3-165 PARCEL 1 AKA LOTS 9&10 BLK 1
Location: 777 NW 30 Street, Miami, Fl. 33147-7704
Folio: 01-3126-005-0120
Lot Size: 17,212 Square Feet or 0.40 Acres
The property is approximately 17,212 square feet (0.40) acres, and is zoned Transect 4-R General
Urban Zone (T4-R).The property is improved with a 7,031 square foot, two-story multi-family
building that contains twelve (12) one-bedroom units.

For l a la n -gt. hp:ead.ml.9 *




Advertisers urged

-mreBlack media


Note to marketers: Television advertising is
not postracial. that a newly formed con-
That's the message that a newly formed con-
sortium of the country's largest African-Amer-
ican media outlets wants to send to market-
ers, who have largely shunned black media in
favor of placing ads on general outlets.
On Monday, BET Networks, Black Enter-
prise, Johnson Publishing (the publisher of
Ebony and Jet magazines), the National As-
sociation of Black Owned Broadcasters and
others will join with media-buying agencies to
introduce a campaign intended to educate ad-
vertisers about the importance of black media
and its increasingly deep-pocketed audience.
Called #InTheBlack (using the Twitter hash
tag), the campaign will begin with print ad-
vertisements in major newspapers (including
The New York Times) and trade magazines
like Broadcasting & Cable and Adweek. It will
expand to a long-term joint effort that include
social media and direct outreach to marketers
The initiative comes at a time when advertise
ers have poured money into Spanish-language
TV and radio in an effort to reach the grow-
ing Hispanic population. Black audiences,
meanwhile, have largely been overlooked,
despite projected buying power of $1.2 trillion
V p'. .-',5 er,:ert incre's- from One08

according to the Selig Center for Economic
Growth at the University of Georgia.
In part that is because marketers reason
that ads running during sports programs or a
prime-time drama on a mainstream channel
will reach some black consumers, too, said
Debra L. Lee, chief executive at BET Net-
works. "Any well-developed media plan should
include both," Ms. Lee said. "Black media has
a special connection to black audiences."
BET, a unit of Viacom, has had a particu-
larly strong ratings run in recent years, often
beating cable channels like CNN and Bravo.
"The Game," an original series that started
on the CW network and moved to BET, broke
cable sitcom records with 7.7 million viewers
for the premiere of its fourth season in Janu-
ary 2011.
At the s2011.ame time, that audience is getting

richer. Black household earnings grew 63.9
s percent, to $75,000, from 2000 to 2009, ac-
Scording to a Nielsen study.
S #InTheBlack is the first industrywide effort
e of its kind and is long overdue, said Donald
A. Coleman, chief executive of GlobalHue, a
multicultural advertising agency. "It's getting
to the point of ridiculousness in terms of the
n budget allocated to the African-American au-
dience," Mr. Coleman said.

-New York Times June 25, 2012

Are you getting your share?

S4 t teeth amth 305-im

900 NW 54th Street Phone: 305-694-6211



f. Y

Section 8. One and two bed-
rooms. $199 security. 786-
101 A Civic Center Area
Two bedrooms starting at
$800 monthly. One bed-
room starting at $725, if you
qualify. Appliances, laundry,
QUIET. Parking, central air.
Call 786-506-3067
1545 NW 8 Avenue

1150 NW 1 Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$395. 305-642-7080.

1212 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$400. Appliances.

1229 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$450. Appliances, free

1231 NW 58 Terrace
First month moves you in.
One bedroom one bath.
$500 monthly. Free 19 inch
LCD T.V. Call Joel: 786-

1245 NW 58th Street
One bedroom and one bath.
$550 monthly. Free 19 inch
LCD TV. Call Joel

1317 NW 2Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$375. 305-642-7080.

1348 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm., one bath $375

140 NW 13 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$475. 786-236-1144 or

14100 NW 6 Court
Huge one bdrm, one bath,
with air, in quiet area, $650
monthly. 305-213-5013
1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$425 Ms. Pearl #13 or

1490 NW 69 Street, Apt. 4
Two bdrms, one bath, cen-
tral air. $650 mthly. Call Mr.
Washington, 305-632-8750.
1510 NW 68th Street
Studio with Kitchen. $400
monthly. Call 786-797-6417
1540 NW 1 Court
Studio $450, one bdrm
$525, two bdrms $650,
three bdrms $750. free
water. Call

1541 NW 1 Place
One bedroom $475, Studio
$425. Very Quiet.
Call 786-506-3067

1709 NW 55 Street
Charming one bedroom,
quite unit, central air, free
water, fenced gate, off street
parking. $625 monthly. $1250
to move in. 786-270-1707
1720 NW 1 Place
Brand new remodeled.
$500 monthly. Gated build-

1801 NW 2 Avenue
First month move you in!
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$595 monthly. Free 19 inch
LCD TV. Call: Joel 786-355-

186 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $450.
Appliances. 305-642-7080

1943 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, $500. Very
quiet, gated building. Call

1955 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$450. 305-642-7080

1969 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath
$425. Appliances.

200 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath $375.
Ms. Shorty 786-290-1438

210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450.

2515 NW 52 Street #3
One bedroom, tiled, central
air, appliances. $550 monthly.
$1100 to move in. Call:

30 Street 12 Avenue Area
One bedroom, 305-754-7776
3090 NW 134 St #1,2
One bedroom, one bath,
$600-$650 monthly, $1000 to
move in. Section 8 Welcome.
786-512-7643 or 305-502-
415 NW 9 Street
One bdrm., one bath, $445.
Appliances. 305-642-7080
50 Street Heights
Walking distance from
Brownsville Metrorail. Free
water, gas, window bars,
iron gate doors. One and two
bdrms from $490-$580 mthly!
Apply at 2651 NW 50 Street.
Call 305-638-3699
60 NW 76 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$550. Appliances and free
water. 305-642-7080
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 NW 50 Street or call:
7839 N Bayshore Drive
One bedroom, clean and
quiet. One half block to bay.
$750 monthly. 305-542-2006
8475 NE 2 Avenue
One and two bdrms. Section
8 OK. 305-754-7776
Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency, one,
two, three bdrms, air, appli-
ances, laundry, gate. From
$400. 100 NW 11 St.
Over One Month Free Rent
One bdrm. starting at $785
Restrictions Apply
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same day
approval. Call for specials.
Walking distance to school
from $400. Remodeled
efficiencies, one, two, three
bdrms; two baths. Central air,
laundry, gated. Office 1023
NW 3 Ave. 305-372-1383
One bedroom, one bath,
$450 monthly. 305-717-6084
One or two bedroom,
qualify the same day. 305-
603-9592, 305-600-7280 or
visit our office at:
1250 NW 62 St Apt #1.
Overtown call:

Located Near 90 Street
and 25 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
light, water, and air included.
Call 305-693-9486
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Call: 786-210-3375
NW 14 Ave near 59 St
Nice large one bdrm in small
quiet bldg. Air. Water free.
References. 305-754-5728

Move In Special!
Spacious two bdrms, one
bath, tile, $695. One bed-
room, one bath, $500 786-
439-7753 786-236-0214

Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air. $900 monthly.

20600 NW 7 Ave
One bedroom, one bath con-
do. Central air, dishwasher,
microwave. 770-598-8974
441 and 177 St Area
One bdrm., $710 monthly
Call 786-290-5012
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 Welcome.

1055 NW 114 Street
Two bdrms., one bath, utili-
ties included. $1100 monthly.
Section 8 Welcome. Call:
786-663-4064, after 4 p.m.
1152 NW 76 Street
Adorable, quiet area and
clean two bedrooms, one
bath. Appliances with washer
and dryer, central air, huge
closets, tiled, and freshly
painted. 786-357-5000
1255 NW 100 Terrace
Two bedrooms, air, bars, tile,
$950. No Section 8
Terry Dellerson Broker

1523 NW 41 Street
One bdrm, one bath, appli-
ances, tiled, bars, air, $700
mthly, security. 305-490-9284
156 NE 58 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$675. Free Water.

15724 NW 39 Court
Two bedrms, one bath. $1050
monthly. 305-751-3381
1610 NW 47 STREET
One and two bdrms. $550-
$600 mthly. 954-625-5901
170 NW 58th Street
Large three bdrms, two baths,
central air and tiled. $1100
monthly! Section 8 Welcome!
Rick 305-409-8113
1732 NW 41 Street
One bedroom, one bath, ap-
pliances includes, air, fenced,
private parking. $575 mthly.
Call 754-581-6302
1747-1749 NW 40 Street
Two bdrms, one bath.
Appliances. $725. 305-642-
18 Ave and NW 50 St
Area, Two bdrms., $735 mth-
ly, call 786-290-5012.
1874 NW 74 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Bars, fenced, stove, refriger-
Sator, air and includes washer
and dryer. $875 monthly.
$2625 to move in. Section 8
welcome. 305-232-3700
1894 NW 74 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
bars, fenced, stove, refrigera-
tor, air. $750 monthly. $2250
to move in. 305-232-3700
2283 NW 101 Street
One bedroom, air, tile, water,
$750, No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
2357 NW 81 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances. $795 monthly.
2402 NE 188 Street
Quiet large one bedroom,
one bath, central air. $800
monthly. Call 954-431-1404.
2906 NW 94 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
laundry, tile throughout.
Large fenced backyard.
$1200 monthly $2400 to
move in. Call 305-693-8338
3051 NW 134 Street
Section 8 Ok! Newly remod-
eled, two large bdrms, one
bath, air, washer/dryer includ-
ed. $925 monthly.
Call 954-557-4567
3151 NW 53 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
newly renovated $780 mthly.
First, last and security.
3201 NW 11 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
with carport. $1,500 to move
in, $750 monthly. Call be-
tween 4-7 p.m. No Section 8.
3503 NW 8 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
tile, air, Section 8 preferred.
40 NE 64 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$750 monthly. No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449
412 NW 59 STREET
Three bedrooms, central air.
Section 8 OK! 786-269-5643
4130 NW 22 Court
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1195. Includes water.

4427 NW 24 Court
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$900 monthly. Appliances.

4625 NW 15 Avenue #A
Two bedrooms, one bath,
air, $900 monthly. Section 8
perferred. 305-490-9284
490 NW 97 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$750 monthly. 954-430-0849
5509 NW Miami Court
One bdrm, one bath. Newly
renovated $630 mthly, first,
last, security. 305-360-2440
5526 NW 4 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air. FREE water! Section 8
OK! $750 monthly.
5947 N. Miami Avenue
One bedroom. one bath.
$450 mthly. 305-642-7080
64 Street
Two bedrooms. $750 monthly
191 Street, Two bedrooms,
two baths $1150 monthly
57 Street, Three bedrooms,
two baths $1150 monthly
199 Street, Three bedrooms,
Two baths $1175 monthly
Design Reality
Remodeled, two bdrms, one
bath, Section 8 Ok, $925
mthly, Call 305-216-2724

411 NW 37 Street
Studio $395 monthly. All ap-
pliances included. Call Joel

47 NE 80 Terrace #3
One person, $400 monthly,
$1000 to move in.

Call 305-621-4383
7th Ave and 207 St
Norland, gated community,
$600 mthly, 786-290-5012.
9290 NW 22 Avenue
Upstairs, efficiency, and
room, air and utilities includ-
ed. Call Mr. Walter 786-356-
3673. Commercial parking.
Trailer home, etc.! I have
other places to.
NW Area
Efficiency for rent. 786-317-

Furnished Rooms.

1144 NW 63 Street
$550 monthly, first and last to
move in. 305-525-9758
1231 Kassim Street
Furnished room for rent plus
cable. Call 305-688-3983.
13387 NW 30 Avenue
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-987-9710
1500 NW 74 Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use.of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728
1527 NW 100 Street
Rooms for rent. $125 weekly,
air included. 305-310-7463
1775 NW 151 Street
New management. Micro-
wave, refrigerator, color TV,
free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728.
1877 NW 59 Street
Clean room, air, bath, tile,
$125 weekly. 786-953-8935
1950 NW 60 Street
Mature adults only. Handi-
capped accessible. Free ca-
ble. $100 wkly. 786-366-5930
Dee or 786-419-2000 Jerry.
1973 NW 49 Street
Air, cable, $500 mthly, $300
to move in. 786-286-7455
20120 NW 32 Avenue
Miami Gardens
In private home. Call
2168 NW 98 Street
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-987-9710
342 NW 11 Street
Monthly $400.
Call 786-506-3067
211 NW 12 Street

3633 NW 194 Terrace
$140 weekly. Free utilities.
4220 NW 22 Court
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-987-9710
7000 NW 21 Avenue
Utilities included, $125
weekly. 786-953-8935.
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
Clean room. 305-754-7776
9119 NW 25 Avenue
$90 a week. 786-515-3020 or
call 305-691-2703
9200 NW 25 Avenue
85 a week. 786-515-3020 or
call 305-691-2703
Rooms, central air, applianc-
es. $115 wkly. 954-588-6656
Cable TV, utilities included,
$550 monthly. 305-687-1110
With air, $120 weekly, $240 to
move in. 305-993-9470
Nice quiet room, near bus ter-
minal. Call 305-766-2055.
Rooms with home privileges.
Prices range from $110 to
$125 weekly. 305-696-2451.
NW 24 Avenue and 52 St.
and last.

ii,.- .House
1250 NE 211 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath
plus den, $1450, first and
last. Call 786-286-2540.
1308 NW 83 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
brand new. Section 8 ok.
1318 NW 43 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850 monthly. No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449
133 Street and NW 18 Ave.
Three bedrooms, two baths.
1425 NW 54 Street
Four bdrms, two baths. Fami-
ly room and central air. $1275
monthly. 305-992-7503
1490 NE 152 Street
Three bedrooms, tile, air,
den, $1,100. No Section 8
Terry Dellerson Broker

1628 NW 45 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1,300 monthly, central air.
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV. Call

169 NE 46 Street
Five bedrooms, two and
a half baths, appliances,
fireplace and private drive.
$1595 mthly. 305-642-7080
1740 NW 188 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,

Section 8 welcome, Beach-
front Realty, Daisy Tunstall:

1800 Rutland Street
Newly remodeled three
bdrms, one bath, central air,
Section 8 welcome.
1851 NW 67 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1100. Stove, refrigerator,
air 305-642-7080
2061 Lincoln Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,.
central air and tile floor.
$1000 monthly. Section 8 ok.
2220 NW 82 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
305-384-8421, 954-854-8154
2266 NW 63 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths
$1000. 305-642-7080
2435 NW 64 Street
Two bedrooms. $790 month-
ly. Call after 6 p.m.,
270 NW 188 Street
Four bdrms, two baths. $1400
monthly. A. Berger Realty Inc.
2841 NW 151 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, $1,100. No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson Broker
288 NW 51 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$795 monthly. All Applianc-
es included. Free 19" LCD
TV. Call Joel 786-355-7578.
3512 NW 176 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, den, $1,200. No Section
8, Terry Dellerson Broker.
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. Available now!
Call 850-321-3798
3900 NW 170 STREET
Three bdrms, two baths,
$1400 mthly. Hialeah Section
8 ok. 305-299-3142
400 Opa Locka Boulevard
(NW 136 Street)
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air. $1,200. No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson Broker
52 NW 166 Street
N. Miami Beach twnshe, new
four bedrooms, two baths.
$1550. Section 8 okay.
5530 NW 18 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1100, Section 8 Ok. Move in
305-926-2839, 954 284-9291
5551 NW 15 Avenue
Section 8 Welcomed
Three bedrooms, two
baths,$1200 per month, all
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCDITV. Call Joel:

6240 N Miami Court
Two bedrooms,.pne bath.
$795 monthly. All appli-
ances included free 19 inch
LCD TV. Call Joel:

833 NW 77 Street
Four bedrooms, one bath,
bars, air, appliances. No Sec-
tion 8. $1300, 305-490-9284.
840 NW 179 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, family room,
$1400 mthly, asking $1500
deposit. Section 8 Welcome.
Call Deborah 305-336-0740
944 NW 81 Street A
Three bdrms, one bath $900
mthly. Security $600. Water
included. Call 786-488-2264
96 Street NW 21 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1350 monthly.
Spacious four bdrms, two
baths, plasma TV included.
No credit check, Section 8
Welcome! Others available.
Five bedrooms and half,
three bathrooms, family,
dining, living, and laundry
room. Section 8 okay! $1950
monthly. Call 305-992-6496.

Spacious corner lot, three
bdrms, two baths, central
air, big fenced yard and tool
shed. $1350 monthly. No
Section 8. 754-204-1742

' Houses .

3575 NW 187 Street
Owner financing-
Low down payment
More to choose from
Molly 305-541-2855

Now You Can own Your
Own Home Today
UP TO $65,000
On Any Home/Any Area
Need HELP???
House of Homes Realty

Can You Sell?
Sales Positions
The right individual must
be aggressive, comfort-
able making cold calls and
know how to close a sale.
Telemarketing experience is
strongly recommended. Ex-
cellent earning opportunity.
The Miami Times
Email Resume to:

City Drivers
to deliver newspapers
to schools city-wide on
Wednesday only. Come
in and apply at 900 NW
54 Street on Wednesday,
Thursday or Friday.

Control System
Computer Scientist
Master's degree in Comput-
er System three months of
exp on the job or as System
Engineer required in lieu of
Master, BS in engineering
followed by at least five
years of progressive experi-
ence in Computer Spience
acceptable. Please send
resume to Wrapido Corp
2334 Ponce de Leon, Coral
Gables, FL 33134

Valid FL Driver's License
required. 'Handyman,
office cleaning, property
maintenance. Dependable,
responsible, and hon-
est. References. Apply in
The Miami Times
900 N.W. 54th Street

needed for food produc-
tion company. Master in
Finance plus six months
experience as Finance Di-
rector. Please send resume
to Canton Food Enterprises
at 8005 NW 90th Street,
Medley FL, 33166

We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail
outlets in Broward and
Miami Dade.
Wednesday Only
You must be available
between the hours of 6
a.m. and 3 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle and
current Driver License.
Apply in person at:

The Miami Times
900 N.W. 54th Street

We are seeking a driver to
deliver newspaper to retail
outlets in South Dade.
Wednesday Only
You must be available
between the hours of 6
a.m. and 4 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle and
current Driver License.
Apply in person at:
The Miami Times
900 N.W. 54th Street

9:15 am-5:15 pm
Care fdr bedridden Al-
zheimer's patient. Prepare
and feed her meals. Must
be responsible, patient
and understanding of the
elderly. Call between 2 p.m.
and 5 p.m. only, 305-915-

The Carter Academy
Now accepting applications
for experience certified
teachers. Apply between
the hours of 9-11 a.m.:
10200 NW 22 Avenue
Miami, FL 33147

We are direct distributors with
a warehouse in N Miami.
We have brand name dress-
MUCH MORE. Wholesale
Fashion Wholesalers
20258 NE 15th Court
Telephone: 954-456-2121

Single White Male
47, 5 feet 11 inches, brown
hair, green eyes, 170 Ibs.,
employed, good looking,
seeking black male rugged
and masculine. Call:
Jeff 305-781-2122

Hello Mrs. Elisa Fisher,
I am sending this letter be-
cause I am filing for a divorce.
Please send me an answer
as soon as possible.
Your ex husband,
John Fisher

Non-Profit Debt/Student
Loan Consolidation. 305-

Hurricane to

cause jobs report

to be late

Sandy delays U.S. Labor Dept.

in finishing October's report

Sandy could complicate this week's release of
the October U.S. jobs report, the final snapshot
of employment before the presidential election.
Labor Department officials are still hopeful
that they can release the report as scheduled.
But they acknowledged last Monday, that the
storm could cause a delay.
"Our intention is that [this] Friday will be busi-
ness as usual regarding the October employment
... report," said Jennifer Kaplan, a department
Preparation for the jobs report typically ramps
up in the week of the release. The federal govern-
ment was closed last Monday and final calcula-
tions could be delayed if the government stays
shuttered because of the storm.
Tom Nardone, who oversees the preparation
of the report, said some advance work was done
last week. And some employees were able to work
remotely on the report last Monday. But the jobs
report is usually subject to strict security mea-
sures so it is unlikely that much work can be
done when the government is closed.
The report is scheduled to be released four
days before Election Day.
The unemployment rate fell in September to
7.8 percent. That marked the first time that the
rate had dropped below 8 percent since January
2009 President Barack Obama's first month
in office.
A delay in the reporting of the October employ-
ment figures days before voters go to the polls
-' could spark more of the political controversy
that first surfaced after the September report
was released.
Former GE chief executive Jack Welch tweeted
that the job numbers were "unbelievable" and
suggested they had been manipulated. Republi-
can Rep. Allen West of Florida, later announced
on Facebook that he agreed with Welch.
That suggestion was roundly rejected by econo-
mists and former officials at the Bureau of Labor
Statistics, which issues the report. Democrats
and even some Republicans said they also found
the charges implausible.

Dedicated to women and all there professional
Gynecological & Aesthetics needs.
Complete Gyn services
Daily appointments

Advanced Gyn Clinic
Professional, Safe & Confidential Services

Termination Up to 22 Weeks
l- iij dju.ii Counriseliri Services
B,:,. J Ceril ied OB GYN's
Corrmplete GYN Services



", l:znr,.RoT^ B
,p *.;j

SPants $3.50
SSkirts- $3.50
* Jackets $5.50

* 2PCS Suit $9
* Dresses $9

* ] r A I\VlT I A : A E *3 11 V AIo
9536 NW 7 Ave, Miami, FL 33150
Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Alteration On Premises





AXI.i- "SV -,OeI

toIw i-a

1 0 1 B L C K 0 L E G F 0 T BAsL L R e u l s S t n d n g a d.e e l y H o o r )



Tuskegee Sports Photo
Tuskegee Golden Tigers
look to knock off .i re-r.jing
champion Miles for W. Div.
championship and spot in
SIAC title game.


Eliz. CityState 5 1 6 3
Chowan 4 2 5 4
VirginiaState 3 3 4 5
BowieState 2 4 5 4
Virginia Union 2 4 4 5
Lincoln 1 5 1 8
W-SalemState 6 0 9 0
J C.Smith 4 2 5 4
St. Augustine's 3 3 5 4
Shaw 3 3 4 5
Livingstone 2 4 2 7
Fayettevlle State 1 5 2 7
OL Devan Gray, Jr., WSSU
WR Mathew Jefrles, Sr., JCSU 8 receptions, 170
yards 3 TDs in an over St Augustines
OB Kameron Smith, Sr., WSSU- 23 of 36 forcareer-high
363 yards, 6 TDs, ran for 1 TD in win over Shaw
OB Colin Bailey, Jr., RB, FSU 36 carres, school-record
288 yards, 3 TOs in win over vingslone
DLDorian Edwards, S.,Livlngstone- i7tackes, forced
fumble, 2 recoveries 1 returned 23 yards for TD,
LB MichaelWilliams, Sr, ECSU-Game-high 1 tackles, 8
solos, 1 sack(-6 yards) 2 forced fumbles 2 humes
DB Nlgel Rlos, Jr., CB, ECSU 1 interception returned 94
yards for TD, 7 solo tackles in win over VUU
ROOKIE Curtis Pumphrey, Fr., CB, BSU 9 tackles, 5
solos, 1 in, 3 ret for 97 yards, 68-yard return for TD
SPECIALTY Brett Symonds, Jr,, PK, ECSU 2 27-yard
field goals, 3.3 on PATS in win over VUU

Bethune-Cookman 5 0 6 2
North Carolina Central 4 1 5 3
Delaware State 4 1 5 3
Howard 4 2 5 3
FloridaA&M 3 2 3 5
SCState 3 3 4 5
Morgan State 2 3 3 5
INCA&TState 2 3 4 4
*Hampton 2 3 2 5
Savannah State 0 5 1 7
Norfolk State 0 6 2 7
S Inelhgble for conerence a lea
Richard Cue, Jr., OB, SCSU- 26 o41, school-record 419
yards, 4 TDs in win over Howard
Alex Glover, So., DL, SCSU 8 tackles 7 solos, 4 for
losses, 3 sacks in win over Howard
Damon Chlsholm, Fr., DL, HOWARD Career-high 12
tackles, 11 solos, 6 for losses in loss to SC State
Nail Muradymov, Sr., T, DSU Graded at 95%, 1 pancake
in wn over Morgan State
D'Vonte Graham, Jr., KR, NC A&T- Returned missed FG
100 yards forTO vs NSU Tyrone Hendrix,Sr., WR, MSU
- 100-yard KO return for TD vs DelStale


Fort Valley State
Albany State
Clark Atlanta
Kentucky Slate

1 7 2
1 6 3
4 2 6
5 1 8
5 2 7

07 1
0 8 1
3 4 5
5 4 5

McKinsley Marbury, Jr., QB, LANE 24-for-36,
217 yards, rushed for 90 yards on 22 carries in win
over Kentucky Stale.
Bernard Crawlord, Sr., DB, KSU -17 tackles, 2
for losses in loss to Lane.
Eric Knowlton, RB, LANE 120 yards on 17
carries in win over KSU.
LINEMAN Lester Jackson, Sr., MILES 96%
grade in win over Stillman
OulntoryBraswell,ALBANYSTATE- 109yardsin
punt returns, 70-yard TD in win over Benedict.

Alabama State 5 2 5 3
Alabama A&M 5 2 6 2
Jackson State 4 2 4 4
AlcornState 3 3 3 5
Miss. Valley St. 2 4 2 6
Ark.Pine Bluff 5 1 6 2
PrairieViewA&M 3 3 3 5
Southern 2 4 3 5
Texas Southern 2 4 2 6
Grambling State 0 6 1 7
De'Auntre Smiley, So., QB, PV A&M 16 of20
passing for 251 yards, 4 TDs in win over Alcorn
State. Also rushed for 30 yards on ive carries.
Bill Ross, Sr., LB, UAPB-9tackles, 1 interception
returned 60 yards forTD, 1 forced tumble, 1 tackle
for loss, 2 break-ups in win over Southern.
Clayton Moore, Jr., OR, JSU Passed for 131
yards, 1 TD, ran for 60 yards, game-winning TD
in win over Miss. Valley State.
Chris Barrlck, So, PK, PV A&M 7 of 7 on PATs
and 23-yard field goal in win over Alcorn State.


Tennessee State 8 1
Concordia-Selma 5 3
Langston 4 4
Edward Waters 4 5
Central State 3 5
W.Va. Stale 2 7
Texas College 2 7
Va. Univ. of Lynchburg 1 6
Cheyney 1 8
Lincoln Mo.) 1 8

A. C. Leonard, TE, TENN. STATE Career-
high 8 catches for 102 yards including game-
winning TD catch from six yards out with no
time left vs Tennessee Tech.
Nick Thrasher, LB/DB, TENN. STATE Led
Tigers with 9 tackles, six solos in win over
Tenn Tech.
Jamln Godfrey, PK, TENN. STATE Was
perfect 5-for-5 infield goals(37,32,27,41,22)
and game-winning PAT vs. Tenn. Tech.

Albany State 24, Benedict 13
Fort Valley State 26, Morehouse 19
Lane 28, Kentucky State 14
Tuskegee 14, Clark Atlanta 0
Alabama State 31, Alabama A&M 13
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 10, Miss Valley St. 0
Prairie View A&M 49, Southern 29
Texas Southern 23, Grambling State 20
Central Oklahoma 56, Lincoln (MO) 25
Central State 32, Quincy 16
Ch'ston Southern 42, Edward Waters 7
McMurry 29, Langston 11
Tennessee State 22, Tenn. Tech 21
Texas College 31, Concordia-Selma 20
West Chester 59, Cheyney 14
W. Va. Wesleyan 42, W. Virginia St. 14



AUGUSTA, GA--After years of speculation and
anticipation, Paine College
President, Dr. George C.
Bradley, formally announced
last week plans to revive foot-
ball atthe 131 year-old liberal
arts institution that sits in the
heart of Augusta, Georgia.
During the fall meeting of the Paine College Board of
Trustees, the governing body voted unanimously to revive
the sport that has been absent for fifty years.
"The wheels are in motion to have afull football program
by 2014," said Tim Duncan, Athletics Director during his
address to faculty, staff, students and alumni who attended
the morning press conference held on the front lawn of
Haygood-Holsey Hall.
He went on to say that as early as 2013 the College had
plans to recruit a coach to lead the program and expected
to acquire student athletes to participate in club football
during the fall 2013 semester.
"This is an exciting day for all of the fans, alumni, and
supporters of Paine College," said Southern Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference Commissioner Greg Moore. "We
are thrilled about the prospect of Paine College launching a
new football program. The SIAC community congratulates
President Bradley and Athletic Director Tim Duncan for
their new development."

CLINTON, Miss. Alabama State's women repeated
and Mississippi Valley State's men picked up their second
title in the last three years at the 2012 Southwestern Athletic
Conference Cross Country Championships Monday. The
Lady Hornets won their seventh title overall and third in
the last five years.
ASU scored 42 points with Mississippi Valley (77)
finishing as the runner-up in the women's competition.
MVSU's Joyce Chumo captured the individual title for a
consecutive year covering the 5K course in 17:44.79. Chumo
was selected SWAC Cross Country Female Athlete of the
Year. Alabama State's Ritchie Beene was named SWAC
Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year.
MVSU scored 38 points to edge Prairie View A&M
(40). In the individual competition, MVSU's Daniel Kibet
claimed the crown covering the 8K course in 25:44.75. Kibet
was also selected the SWAC Cross Country Male Athlete
of the Year. MVSU's Danielle Douglas was named SWAC
Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year.

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. Florida AM swept both the
MEAC men's and women's cross country titles staged at
the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Saturday.
The men of Florida A&M won their first title since the
1988 season and third overall. Five FAMU runners finished
among the top 15 as the Rattlers scored 29 total points. Elias
Chesire of Florida A&M won the men's race in a time of
24:54.96 to earn Outstanding Performer accolades. Wayne
Angel of Florida A&M earned Men's Cross Country Out-
standing Coaching honors for the first time in his career.
The FAMU women scored 63 points to win their fifth
overall MEAC title and first since the 2001 season. The Lady
Pirates averaged a time of 19:36.07 on the 5K course.
UMES freshman Petra Kubesova won the women's
race with a time of 17:48.20 to earn Outstanding Performer
honors. Florida A&M head coach Darlene Moore earned
Women's Cross Country Outstanding Coach accolades for
the first time in her career.

Showdowns in SIAC; CIAA set


October 25
Delaware State 28, Morgan State 23
Miles 49, Stillman 13

October 27
Bowie State 45, Lincoln (PA) 9
Chowan 33, Virginia State 21
Elizabeth City State 27, Virginia Union 21
Fayetteville State 47, Livingstone 29
J. C. Smith 27, Saint Augustine's 21
Winston-Salem State 62, Shaw 31
Bethune-Cookman 42, NC Central 17
Hampton 21, Savannah State 13
NC A&T 30, Norfolk State 9
SC State 41, Howard 23

BCSP Editor
Regular season drama is over in the CIAA but
it reaches its height this week in the SIAC.
Division titles in both the SIAC West and East
Divisions and spots in the conference's Nov. 10
Championship Game come down to dramatic show-
downs this Saturday afternoon on neutral fields.
At Birmingham's historic Legion Field at I
p.m. Saturday, defending conference champion
Miles takes on Alabama rival Tuskegee for the West
Division title.
An hour later at Columbus, Ga.'s 23rd Fountain
City Classic, the East Division title will be decided
when Albany State meets classic season-ending
rival Fort Valley State.
The winners will meet Sat., Nov. 10 at Atlanta's
Lakewood Stadium (8 p.m.) in the second SIAC title
game. Miles defeated Albany State 20-17 last year
in the league's first championship game.
Miles (8-1, 6-0 SIAC, 3-0 W) and Tuskegee
(7-1, 6-0, 3-0) come into Saturday's West Division
showdown as near mirror images of each other in
terms of their records, seasons and statistics. Both
are on win streaks after dropping one-point decisions
in their first games of the season. Miles has run off
eight straight since a 31-30 loss to North Alabama
while Tuskegee has won seven straight since losing
to Alabama A&M 7-6.
Miles leads the SIAC in scoring offense (39.2
ppg.) and total offense (435.3 ypg.) while Tuskegee
is first in scoring defense (9.1 ppg.) and total defense
(254.2 ypg.). Miles is second to Tuskegee in scoring
defense (15.1 ppg.) and total defense (279.1 ypg.)
while Tuskegee is behind Miles in total offense (378.1
ypg.) and is third in scoring offense (27.9 ppg.).
Tuskegee tops the league in rushing offense (226.0
ypg.) with Miles second (224.9 ypg.). Tuskegee (92.0
ypg.) is just ahead of Miles in rushing defense (98.9
The Golden Bears, under second-year head
coach Reginald Ruffin, have been particularly
dominant in conference play, winning six games by
an average score of 42 to 9. The closest anyone has
come to the Golden Bears is Lane who dropped a
38-20 decision to Miles two weeks ago.
Willie Slater's Golden Tigers have not been as
prolific offensively but have shut out their last three

1. WINSTON-SALEM STATE (9-0) Thrashed Shaw 62-31 to
clinch CIAA South title, championship game berth. NEXT: At
Fayetteville State to close out regular season.
2. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (6-2)- Pulled away from NC Central
42-17 to take MEAC lead. NEXT: At Morgan State.
3. TENNESSEE STATE (8-1) Squeaked by Tenn Tech, 22-21.
NEXT: At Murray State.
4. MILES (8-1) Stuffed Stillman, 49-13. NEXT: Tuskegee in
Birmingham for SIAC West title, championship game berth.
5. TUSKEGEE (7-1) Shutout Clark Atlanta, 14-0 NEXT: Plays
Stillman in B'ham for SIAC West title, spot in championship
6. ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF (6-2)- Shutout Miss. Valley State,
10-0. NEXT: At Texas Southern's homecoming.
7. ALABAMA STATE (5-3) Beat rival Alabama A&M, 31-13.
NEXT: At Prairie View A&M.
8. DELAWARE STATE (5-3) Got by Morgan State, 28-23.
NEXT: At NC Central playing for second in MEAC,
9. N. C. CENTRAL(5-3) -Upended at Bethune-Cookman, 42-17.
NEXT: Plays its homecoming vs. Delaware State.
10. ALABAMAA&M (6-2) Fell toAlabama State, 31-13. NEXT:
Hosting Southern.
OUT: Howard (5-3);

The Wildcats (6-2,

5-0 MEAC) continue

Alabama A&M vs. Southern in Huntsville, AL p
Miles vs. Tuskegee in Birmingham, AL 1p
Miss Valley State vs. Alcorn State in Itta Bena, MS 1p
Murray State vs. Tennessee State in Murray, KY 1 p
Prairie View A&M vs. Alabama State in Prairie View, TX lp
Fairmont State vs. West Virginia State in Fairmont, WV p
Howard vs. Hampton in Washington, DC 1p
Morgan State vs. Bethune-Cookman in Baltimore, MD 1p
Shippensburg vs. Cheyney in Shippensburg, PA 1p
Virginia Union vs. Virginia State in Richmond, VA Ip
McKendree vs. Central State in Lebanon, IL 1:30p
Bowie State vs. Elizabeth City State in Bowie, MD 1:30p
FayvState vs. W-Salem State in Fayetteville, NC 1:30p
NC A&T vs. Florida A&M in Greensboro, NC 1:30p
Saint Augustine's vs. Shaw in Raleigh, NC 1:30p
Chowan vs. Lincoln (PA) in Murfreesboro, NC 12n
Edward Waters vs. Ava Maria in Jacksonville, FL 12n
Commemorative Classic
Johnson C. Smith vs. Livingstone in Charlotte, NC 1p
Tri-City Classic
Va. Univ of L'burg vs. Ald.-Broaddus in Petersburg, VA 12n
23rd Annual Fountain City Classic
Fort Valley State vs. Albany State in Columbus, GA 2p
Concordia-Selma vs. New Orleans in Selma, AL 2p
Texas Southern vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Houston, TX 2p
NC Central vs. Delaware State in Durham, NC 2p
Norfolk State vs. Savannah State in Norfolk, VA 2p
Langston vs. S.W Assemblies of God in Langston, OK 2p
McMurry vs. Texas College in Abilene, TX 2p
NE Oklahoma St. vs. Lincoln (MO) in Tahlequah, OK 2p
Morehouse vs. Kentucky State in Atlanta, GA 2p
Lane vs. Benedict in Jackson, TN 2p
Grambling State vs. Jackson State in Grambling, LA 3p
Stillman vs. Clark Atlanta in-Tuscaloosa, AL 5p

their title quest Saturday (1 p.m.) at Morgan State
(3-5, 2-3). B-CU has won four straight games while
Morgan State has dropped three straight, all by single-
NCCU (5-3, 4-1) will host Delaware State
(5-3, 4-1) for homecoming in Durham, N. C. in a
battle between teams no one picked to be near the
top of the conference. DelState has won four straight
games while NCCU had its four-game streak halted
by B-CU Saturday. Second-year coaches Henry
Frazier III (NCCU) and Kermit Blount (DSU) are
prime candidates for league coach of the year honors.
DelState senior quarterback Nick Elko (179-282-3,
63.5%, 9TDS,243.2 ypg.) leads the league in passing
yards while receivers Travis Tarpley (60) and Justin
Wilson (40) come in with 100 receptions between
them. Tarpley is tops in receptions per game (7.5 pg.)
and receiving yardage (91.0 ypg.). NCCU counters
with the league's top scoring offense (31.0 ppg.).
In otherMEAC contests, North Carolina A&T
(4-4, 2-3) hosts Florida A&M (3-5, 3-2) Hamp-
ton (2-5, 2-3) is at Howard (5-3, 4-2) and Norfolk
State (2-7, 0-6) has Savannah State (1-7, 0-5) for
Arkansas-Pine Bluff has a two-game lead in the
SWAC West Division while Alabama State's win
over Alabama A&M Saturday puts Jackson State
in the driver's seat in the East as teams head into their
final three regular season games.
UAPB (6-2, 5-1) plays homecoming at Texas
Southern (2-6, 2-4) Saturday (2 p.m.), Jackson State
(4-4, 4-2) is at homecoming (3 p.m.) at Grambling
(1-7, 0-6), Alabama A&M (6-2, 5-2) hosts (1 p.m.)
Southern (3-5,2-4), Prairie View (3-5, 3-3) hosts (1
p.m.)Alabama State (5-3,4-2) and Alcorn State (3-5,
3-3) is at (1 p.m.) Miss. Valley State (2-6, 2-4).

Chowan 8 0 13 1 16 7
Virginia State 6 1 11 2 12 8
Eliz. CityState 5 3 10 4 11 9
Virginia Union 4 4 5 9 5 21
Lincoln 1 8 1 14 3 16
Bowie State 0 8 1 13 3 20
Fayetteville State 8 0 14 0 19 5
Livingstone 6 2 10 5 21 5
W-Salem State 5 3 8 7 8 19
Shaw 3 6 5 10 10 15
St. Augustine's 2 6 5 9 5 20
J.C. Smith 1 8 3 12 4 18

PLAYER Joylene Thompson, Jr., RS, FSU 35 kills
in five matches, 2 per set. Also had 4 aces, 22 digs and
9 blocks. Had 7 kills in four of live matches
ROOKIE Cindy, Ehrlch, Fr., L, CHOWAN 16 digs in
3-0 win over VUU
COACH Reeshemah Johnson, FSU Led FSu to
3-2 record,1-0 in CIAA. Had sweeps over Livingstone.
Benedict and M Olive


MD-Eastern Shore
Norfolk State
Coppin State
Morgan State
Delaware State
Florida A&M
N. Carolina Central
SC State
NC A&T State
Savannah State

Jessica Johnson, Fr., OH, NSU Recorded 15 kills
in 30 attacks wth one error. 467 hiding percentage in
4-set win over Morgan State Added 13 digs, 2 blocks
and 2 aces.
YelshaArcla, Fr., OH, FAMU Combined for 49 kills and
31 digs in 2-1 week. Posted 13 kills on 15 attacks w,h
865 hilng percentage vs Savannah State

AlbanyState 16 0 19 9
Clark Atlanta 11 2 15 14
Clallin 10 4 18 9
Benedict 10 5 12 8
Paine 4 10 11 17
Fort ValleySlate 2 11 2 12
Stillman 10 5 16 13
KentuckyState 9 5 11 23
Tuskegee 5 5 6 6
LeMoyne-Owen 2 11 3 20
Miles 1 9 2 20
Lane 0 11 0 12
Katherin Fischer, CLAFLIN 19 kills. 46 assists and 4 aces
in Iwo games. Rans third in Div II in aces.
Adrienne Morris, Sr., L, ALBANY STATE 53 digs in 10
games out of the last three matches Also had 3 aces and 2
assists in wins over Tuskegee CAU and Clallin
JenniferJohnson, Sr., ALBANY STATE- 116 assists 2 kls
and 2 aces in 8 games,

Jackson State 4 0 16 11
AlabamaA&M 5 1 8 17
Alabama State 3 2 7 22
Miss. Valley St. 1 4 6 13
AlcomState 0 6 1 22
Praire View A&M 6 1 10 18
Ark. Pine Bluff 4 1 8 13
Texas Southern 5 2 12 12
Southern 1 5 3 21
GramblingState 0 7 0 19

AZEEZ Communications, Inc.. Vol. XIX, No. 13

"i Tuskegee's primary
'-.w -'t offensive weapon in its
battle vs. Miles Saturday
is SIAC rushing leader
Derrick Washington, who
-- has run for 967 yards and
I 11TDs.

opponents (Stillman 16-0, Kentucky State 37-0
and Clark Atlanta 14-0).
Miles quarterback David Thomas, perhaps
the favorite for SIAC offensive player of the year
honors, is second in the conference in passing
yards (202.1 ypg.) and tops the league in passing
efficiency (63.5%, 13 TDs, 6 ints., 159.2) and
total offense (237.0 ypg.). Running backs Floyd
Graves (76,3 ypg., 9 TDs 4th) and Devonta
Johnson-Parker (62.7 ypg., 6 TDs 7th) are
among the league's top ten rushers.
Tuskegee running back Derrick Washing-
ton, a University of Missouri transfer, is perhaps
Thomas's chief competition for player of the year.
Washington is the league's top rusher (967 yards,
7.2 ypc., 120.9 ypg., 11 TDs) and is the primary
weapon in the Golden Tigers' option offense.
Miles is 15th in this week's AFCA NCAA
Div. II poll with Tuskegee 23rd. Miles is first in
Super Region II, FVSU is 7th and Albany State
9th. Tuskegee is not eligible for the Div. II playoffs
and is not ranked in the region. The top six teams
in each of the four Super Regions will receive
berths in the 24-team Div. II national champion-
ship field.
Donald Pittman's Fort Valley State Wildcats
(7-2, 5-1, 3-0) and James White's Albany State
Golden Rams (6-3, 5-1, 3-0) have also followed
similar paths to their showdown.
Fort Valley State has won four straight in
the conference since being walloped (49-18) by
Tuskegee.Albany State has reeled off five straight
wins after taking it on the chin from Miles (41-
ASU's Nathan Hoyte (889 yards, 5.1 ypc.,
8 TDs, 98.8 ypg.) is just behind Washington in
league rushing stats. FVSU quarterback Antonio
Henton tops the league in passing yards (205.8
BCSP No. 1 Winston-Salem State (9-0, 7-
0) and Elizabeth City State (6-3, 5-1) got wins
Saturday to clinch South and North Division titles
respectively and will meet for the second consecu-
tive year next Saturday (Nov. 10) in the CIAA
Championship Game in Durham, N.C. (Durham
County Stadium, 1 p.m.).
WSSU is second in theAFCA Div. II national
poll (to 9-0 Colorado State-Pueblo) and second in
Super Region I (to 9-0 Shippensburg) as it heads
into its final regular season game Saturday (1:30
p.m.) atFayetteville State (2-7,1-5.). ECSU closes
out its regular season (1:30 p.m.) at Bowie State
(5-4, 2-4).
With its 42-17 win over North Carolina
Central Saturday, BCSP No. 2 Bethune-Cook-
man moved into sole possession of first place
in the conference with three games left on the

201 BAC C LLGE V LLYB LL(Rsuts.San -n s an -Wekyonrs