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"Florida's favorite Colored weekly."
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"Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis."
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Editor: H.F. Sigismund Reeves, <Jan. 6, 1967-Dec. 27, 1968>.
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Description based on: Vol. 25, no. 8 (Oct. 23, 1948).
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ttingdbthMat 8.1 percent in November and the State was businesses are expanding, our home prices are ami eachFire Departimnt
By Bill Kaczor Rick Scott, who took office at that time. in Feb. 201 1, he though
Associated Press "For many of Florida's families during this that his longtime dreamW
holiday season there could be no greater gift wvas about to, comne true TALLAHASSEE Florida's unemployment than a regular paycheck," Scott said in a state- What has followed sirie
rate dropped to its lowest level in four years ment. "More people are moving here, more -then has been aseeso at 8.1 percent in November and the State was businesses are expanding, our home prices are hadliating cso raciala national leader in job creation, continuing a recovering and more people are pursing the ad sexually Ia
trend that began two years ago. careers of their dreams." abusethat resulted in hi
The 0.4 percentage point decline from Octo- The Republican governor has made job cre- beig Please turto
ber's 8.5 percent jobless rate announced last ation the hallmark of his administration, but GENTILES 4A
Friday was an early Christmas present for Gov. Please turn to JOBLESS 4A

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OBAMA, 2012 TIME N.R.A. says it won't

PERSON OF THE YEARi budge on gun rules

President chosen for second time By Eric Lichtblau dent Joseph R. Biden, Jr. that

sis examining ways to reduce
-- Associated Press : Leaders of the National Rifle gun violence.
Association said Sunday that "If it's a panel that's just goPresident Barack Obama : they would fight any ing to be made up of a
is TIME magazine's iconic : new gun restrictions bunch of people that,
Person of the Year, man- introduced in Con- for the last 20 years,
aging editor Rick Stengel j: gress, and they made have been trying to
revealed last week as he clear that they were destroy the Second
unveiled the 2012 cover on not interested in work- Amendment, I'm not
TODAY. :ing with President interested in sitting
ise' examining ways toen-uc

"He's basically the ben- Obama to help develop on that panel," LaPieficiary and the author of a broad response to erre said, adding that
a kind of a New America, the Connecticut school the "N.R.A. is not goPesn ftethrmn ew gnnetrictischo bul nch tofe people that,

a new demographic, a new :massacre. 1aPierre ing to let people lose
cultural America that he is :--Photo courtesy Miami Rescue Mission. During an appear- N.R.A. Vice President the Second Amendnow the symbol of," Stengel gance on the NBC News ment in this counsaid. l Santa made an early stop this wek, much to the delight of two young : program "Meet the Press," try, which is supported by the
Obama became the first : girls, that were part of the Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach. Wayne LaPierre, the vice presi- overwhelming majority of the Democratic president since : Centers' Great Christmas Outreach an annual celebration that this i dent of the powerful gun lob- American people f unvile th 202 cvedennt ofnthoer fue gn ob Ame n t people."

Franklin Delano Roosevelt : year provided over 3,000 meals to the homeless and hungry and over : by, was openly dismissive of At a widely watched news TIME Magazine cover to win two consecutive re- : 200 gifts to children, making the season a bit more bright for those in ia task force established by briefing last Friday, LaPierre
Dec. 31- Jan. 7 Please turn to TIME 4A i need. Outreach events were held in both Miami and Hollywood. : Obama and led by Vice Presi- Please turn to N.R.A. 4A

Booker studies bid for Senate, not governor

By Marc Santora my political future, I will explore the ing, most likely would have faced an federal office raises the prospect of
and Raymond Hernandez possibility of running for the United uphill battle, according to the most a possible primary battle with the
States Senate in 2014." recent polls. Democratic incumbent, Senator
Despite pressure from party lead- Booker, seen by many as a ris- The decision to skip the race for Frank R. Lautenberg. Lautenberg, ers, Mayor Cory A. Booker of New- ing political star, was considered governor, which Booker shared with 88, has served five terms in Washark will not challenge Gov. Chris by Democrats to be their best hope party leaders before his announce- ington, and despite being the oldest Christie for re-election next year to unseat Christie, a Republican. ment, clears the path for someone current senator, he has not hinted in New Jersey, deciding instead to Christie's popularity, however, has else to challenge Christie. A number that he plans to retire. He already focus on making a bid for a Senate surged since Hurricane Sandy, of Democrats have expressed inter- has more than $400,000 in the seat in two years, and Booker, who has faced growing est in taking on one of the nation's bank for a re-election campaign and
'Let there be no doubt, I will com- criticism in his second term that he most prominent and provocative po- a personal fortune he can tap into. plete my full second term as mayor," has been more focused on publicity litical figures. In his announcement, Booker was
Booker wrote on his Web site. "As for than the mundane work of manag- Booker's interest in running for Please turn to BOOKER 4A CORY A. BOOKER: Newark Mayor

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his name, Emmanuel (God with us)."Isaiah 7.14
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19 The Black Press believes that America can best lead the
nce again we celebrate this most joyous occasion in 1 H.E. SIGISMUND REEVES, Founder, 192233-1966
GARTH C. REEVES, JR, Editor, 1972-1982 world from racial and national antagonism when it accords to the Church's season. It is the time for rejoicing and every person, regardless of race, creed or color, his or her Aud Bureau of Orculations
0 for giving. It is the time for praising God for Jesus, GARTH C. REEVES, SR., Publisher Emeritus human and legal rights. Hating no person, fearing no person,
is '13
bom to us in a manger. It is a time to reflect on the story, RACHEL J. REEVES, Publisher and C4iairman the Black Press strives to help every person in the firm belief .1 Athat introduces a savior, a friend and a guide. It has been that all persons are hurt as long as anyone is held back. rim
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misunderstood however, as a time for gaining and spending
wealth. It has been misunderstood as a time solely for travel
and obtaining fancy worldly possessions. _RQ
Notwithstanding, this wonderful story can be made clear
in our hearts and minds as we reflect on the essence of this
prophecy of Isaiah. For in this message, we sing and pray and The puzzling world of Black Republicans
rejoice. It is the message of hope and great expectations. He, &
Jesus, is the one to come, will come. When Gov. Nikki Haley of Jr. But his politics, like those of Clarence Thomas to enervate the register to vote in substantial
Beyond this is a notion of a God who is not limited to world- South Carolina announced that the arch-conservative Supreme Equal Employment Opportunity numbers only after the Supreme ly concepts and human expectations. For a virgin conceiv- she would name Rep. Tim Scott Court justice Clarence Thomas, Commission. Court overturned the "white
ing and bearing a son, seems unbelievable but with God all to the Senate, it seemed like an- are utterly at odds with the pref- Over the course of history, primary," which had allowed things are possible. other milestone for Blacks. Scott erences of most Blacks. Scott has racial alignments have shifted Southern Democrats to exclude
His name shall be called, Emmanuel God with us, simply will replace Senator Jim DeMint, been staunchly anti-tax, anti- radically. The Democrats were Blacks by defining the party as a who is leaving to run the Heritage union and anti-abortion. the party of white supremacy private club, in 1944. The Voting reminds us that this great God, who is beyond our frailty, is Foundation. He will be the first Even if the Republicans man- until the New Deal. The Repub- Rights Act in 1965 turned the not too important to stoop down, and dwell among us feel- Black senator from the South aged to distance themselves from licans were a party of relative, trickle of Black politicians into a ing our pain and associating with our sorrows. since Reconstruction; the first the thinly veiled racism of the if feeble, support for civil rights flood.
So then, we sing: Black Republican senator since Tea Party adherents who have until the 1950s. The tables have But the increase in repreJoy to world, the Lord has come; 1979, when Edward W. Brooke of moved the party rightward, they completely turned. No Repub- sentation has been a mixed
Let earth receive her King; Massachusetts retired; and, in- wouldn't do much better among lican presidential nominee has blessing. Redistricting and gerLet every heart, prepare Him room; deed, only the seventh Black ever Black voters than they do now. I won the Black vote since 1936. rymandering have produced
Let heaven and nature sing, to serve in the chamber. suspect that appointments like All four Black Republicans who "safe" seats for Black politiLet heaven and nature sing, But this "first Black" rhetoric Scott's are directed less at Blacks have served in the House since cians across the South but
tends to interpret Black politi- have also concentrated Black
Let heaven, let heaven and nature sing. cal successes including that s ama has shown, whites votes in Black districts, giving
Let heaven and nature sing, for our God, the creator and of President Obama as part Ob the question is not whether white Republicans a lock. For
ruler of all things, is here among us. We rejoice in hope that of a morality play that drama- are willing to vote tor a Black candidate, but whether Scott, the true test will come in
relationships can be rekindled, and the love that once died tizes "how far we have come." It A Black candidates can put together winning coalitions 2014, when he will have to run would live again. We rejoice, not that our enemies fall by the obscures the fact that modern and around what policies. to complete the final two years
wayside, but that hatred will turn to love and segregations Black Republicans have been of DeMint's term. As Obama
will turn to acceptance. more tokens than signs of prog- has shown, the question is
ress. whom they know they aren't the Reagan era Gary A. Franks not whether whites are willing
Let us live in this hope, rejoicing in the God of our salvation, The cheerleading over racial going to win in any significant in Connecticut, J.C. Watts, Jr. to vote for a Black candidate, who is here. Let us be thankful this Christmas, and yet ever symbolism plays to the Republi- numbers than at whites who in Oklahoma, Allen B. West in but whether Black candidates mindful that the change we wish to see around us for wha t cans' desperate need to woo mi- are inclined to vote Republican Florida and Scott were elected can put together winning coaliis better, must begin with us. There is no better way, than to nority voters, who favored Obarna but don't want to have to think of from majority-white districts. tions and around what policies. allow this Jesus into our hearts this Christmas. over Mitt Romney by huge mar- themselves, or be thought of by There is little that connects I suspect Black South Carolingins. Haley a daughter of Sikh others, as racist. these men to mainstream Black ians will not be drawn to Scott.
immigrants from Punjab, India Just as white Southern Demo- politics or to the country s first The trope of the Black conN ation gets a glim pse is the first female and first non- crats once used cynical manipu- two Black senators, Hiram R. servative has retained a manwhite governor of Soilth Carolina. lations poll taxes, grandfather Revels and Blanche K. Bruce, bites-dog newsworthiness that of the pain Blacks L!_ Iolaie to wh.-1,3 sts -- to get who were elected during Recon- is long past its shelf life. Clilike John C. Calhoun, Preston S. around the 15th Amendment, so destruction that extraordinary ch6s about fallen barriers are 0 Brooks, Ben Tillman and Strom modern-day Republicans have and brief moment of Black politi- increasingly meaningless; sym-"erience P.,%Very dav deployed Blacks to undermine cal empowerment after the Civil bols don't make for coherent
&F -W Scott's background is also Black. interests, as when Presi- War destroyed chattel slavery. policies. Republicans will not
s the reports came in about the mindless massacre striking: raised by a poor single dent Ronald Reagan named Not until the Great Migration gain significant Black support of 20 little boys and girls in a Connecticut elemen- mother, he defeated, with Tea Samuel R. Pierce, Jr. to weaken of Blacks to Northern cities be- unless they take policy posiA tary school, many of us shook our heads in disbelief. Party backing, two white men the Department of Housing and tween the two world wars were tions that advance Black interAs more information became available and we heard the in a 2010 Republican primary: Urban Development, Clarence they again capable of electing ests. No number of Tim Scotts
a son of Thurmond and a son of M. Pendleton to enfeeble the candidates of their choosing. or other cynical tokens
names and saw the faces of the children, those of us with former Gov. Carroll A. Campbell, Commission on Civil Rights and In the South, Blacks began to will change that. any compassion at all were undoubtedly moved to tears.
Those of us who believe in God or some other higher power
paused for moments of prayer and reflection. Chances are
we are still praying.
Of course we also learned that seven adults, including the
mother of the crazed young man, lost their lives as well. And W e can't delay adopting tougher gun laws
while there are surely many who will mourn their deaths, 41
what troubles us most is the fact that innocent children with We are not helpless to stop the to explore why the assassin is trol laws are already among the perhaps on himself their entire lives before them mere babies were shot massacre of innocent children. always a troubled young man nation's toughest, and yet failed perhaps on you. down like they were animals. We are left only with questions We must begin today, right whose alienation was noticed to prevent Adam Lanza from an- That some right-wing law- asking ourselves Why did this happen?'orhow could any- now, this minute taking guns by others but not adequately nihilating 27 people and himself. makers and commentators have one commit such a deed?' However, these are merely rhetori- out of the hands of madmen and addressed. We need to exam- What a crock. The truth is that responded to Newtown by callthe first step should be a ban on ine the impact of hyper-violent gun control is ineffecti,& be,. ... ing, for. teachers,,- principals- and cal queries because we know before we ask them that there military-style assault weapons video games on impressionable cause laws considered "tough" campus security guards to be are no real answers at least none that make any sense. such as the rifle used to turn a minds. We need to remember are, in reality, tragically wealc armed is beyond obscene and But perhaps the real question that should be asked and Connecticut school into a slaugh- that horrors such as Columbine, There is no reason an everyday beneath contempt. More guns, immediately addressed is 'how many massacres are we will- terhouse. That won't be enough Blacksburg, Aurora, Tucson and citizen needs to possess a Bush- with amateurs firing every which ing to accept before lawmakers, educators, preachers, teach- to end all the carnage, but it will Newtown are statistically insig- master AR- 15-style semiauto- way, surely would have meant ers and other law-abiding, tax-paying citizens stand up and save some lives. It is admirable nificant compared to the every- matic rifle -- the gun used in both more dead children and more say 'enough is enoughT that President Obama, members day bloodshed on our streets Newtown and Aurora. At the very grieving families.
nf rn QQ nnfi nthi-r t-lented nf- qnd in our homes. But we have least. these high-vowered weap- As Obama said in a recent




One week, two different sides of Obama
Over the span of one week, declining to fight for a pro- the politics of the moment sacre of 20 young children two different sides of President motion so that an embattled to put our national interests and six adults at Sandy Hook Obama emerged in different president could avoid a show- first..." Elementary School. Accordyet unforgettable terms. This down with Republican hypo- Obama didn't demonstrate ing to authorities, Adam P. first was political, involving crites in the Senate. any strength of character Lanza, a 20-year-old gun-.
Susan Rice's decision to with- According to the Wash- when he abandoned Rice. man, inflicted. the carnage
-draw her name as a candidate ington Post, "When asked if And this is one of the trou- before killing himself.
Jffor Secretary of State: The sec- Obama had tried to dissuade bling things about Obama: "I can only hope it helps
ond was deeply personal in her, [Rice] said that he 'under- He frequently caves in to for you to know that you're the wake of mass murders in stood that this was the right Republican extremists, even not alone in your grief; that a Newtown, Conn. elementary our world too has been torn

W ho prosecutes the school. In his statement accepting Rice's decision, 0bama said, apart; that all across this
In a columri explaining land' of ours, we have wept
prosecutor? her decision to withdraw her "While I deeply regret the unfair and misleading attacks on with you, we've pulled our
name, Rice said: Susan Rice in recent weeks, her decision demonstrates the children 'tight," Obama said.
If Michelle Spence-Jones's to the public. . As it became clear "And you must know that
allegations prove to be true, Who prosecutes the chief that my potential nomination whatever measure of comthen the chief prosecutor for prosecutor? Would it be the would spark an enduring par- fort we can provide, we Will
Miami Dade County abused attorney general, Pam Biondi tisan battle, I concluded that decision, and that I made it when he has public opinion provide; whatever portion of
the powers of her office and or would it be the Department it would be wrong to allow this for the right reasons. on his side. While Obama sadness that we can share threw the weight of the .State of Justice? Should the case be debate to continue distracting In his statement accepting refused to fight for a Rice with you to ease this heavy Attorney's Office, its lawyers, assigned to the local U.S. attor- from urgent national priori- Rice's decision, Obama said, nomination to be Secretary load, we will gladly bear it." investigators and police offi- ney or should some objective ties creating jobs, growing "While I deeply regret the un- of State, he demonstrated George E. Curry, former edcers against an innocent pub- U.S. attorney with no political our economy, addressing our fair and misleading attacks in Newtown that he is at his itor-in-chief of Emerge magalic official in order to oust her affiliations to Florida be as- deficit, reforming our immi- on Susan Rice in recent best when serving as Coin- zine, is editor-in-chief of the from office and to empower signed. Do the prosecutors and gration system and protecting weeks, her decision demon- forter-in-Chief to a bereaved National Newspaper Publish: Miami Mayor Regalado, who FBI begin investigating now or our national security." strates the strength of her nation. ers Association News Service
in turn named a street after do they wait until the case is That was the public percep-. character and an admirable The president visited the (NNPA) and editorial director Katherine Fernandez Rundle. I over and the memory of most -tion: A loyal, UN Ambassador commitment to rise above city two days after the mas- of Heart &'Soul magazine.
have never heard of a situation witnesses have faded? If no
like this one. I like Katherine one prosecutes the chief ProsFernandez Rundle; she was a ecutor is that more evidence of
well-respected attorney in this how corrupt and political our
town and I applaud her efforts criminal justice system has beto keep her office diverse. I also come. e s i a rong Blck woman
like Michelle Spence-Jones -a Another interesting point, Lern Uitch anuiiiri lack woman
powerful voice for Blacks who is, that Michelle Spence Jones
reminds me of John the Bap- named only four people in her What is it about Democratic an edited video from a speech He said at the time: ... blowhards: Al Sharpton the tist who cried in the wilderness lawsuit. However, it seems that presidents and Black women 24 years earlier to a Douglas, She gave her best understand- NAACP, the National Urban .for God's people. Like the John a lot of people had to work to- that result in the women al- Ga. NAACP chapter. Right- ing of the intelligence that had League, and the Congressional the Baptist, she was falsely ac- gether to bring this conspiracy ways being thrown under the winger, Andrew Breitbart, who been provided to her. If Sena- Black Caucus? Where are all cused but thankfully she did to fruition. We could start with bus? Black women gave Presi- drastically altered and posted tor McCain and Senator Gra- the women who railed against not have her head cut off. Our the chameleon, Governor Crist. dert Obama 96 percent of their the distorted video on his web- ham and others want to go the incendiary languagecoinjustice system should be fair He. helped, throw Michelle vote in 2012 compared to 87 site, did it in his attempt to after somebody, they should ing from Republican Senators and things like politics, race, Spence Jones out of office at percent for Black men but embarrass the Obama admin- go after me. And I'm happy Sen. John McCain and Lindsey
socio-economic status and least twice. What did he know? somehow Black women end up istration. to have that discussion with Graham?
gender should not play a role Commissioner Sarnoff was ap-. with tire marks on them. Now there is Susan Rice, them. But for them to go af- Why aren't they assailing
in determining who gets pros- parently working with Regala- Remember when the "first Obama's Ambassador to the ter the U.N. Ambassador who Obama for not standing up
ecuted. If Spence-Jones's alle- do. What did he know? Who Black president," Bill Clinton, United Nations. She was wide- had nothing to do with Beng- and fighting for Rice? I would gations are true, it is a terrible else at the SAO was involved? totally dissed' Lani Guinier, have more respect for Obama
blow to the system of justice in When it was clear that there the first Black woman profes- had he nominated Rice and
this town and puts into doubt was no case based on Barbara sor tenured at Harvard Law e rwhen the first Black Bill lost (though she would have
every political prosecution or Carey-Shuleir's statement, why School? In April of 1993, Clin- member president," Clinton, ultimately been confirmed)
lack thereof in this town for the did it take so long to drop the ton nominated Guinier to be totally dissed Lani Guinier, the.first Black woman profes- rather than him running from last 20 years. case? Who was responsible for the Justice Department's As- l sor tenured at Harvard Law School? a fight, as he always does.
Now, we turn to the what ifs? the slanderous close' out memo sistant Attorney General for There is absolutely no doubt
If the defendants are proven that was leaked to the 'press Civil Rights. She was accused that Rice is imminently qualiguilty, what happens to them? inferring that Michelle Spence by right-wing conservatives of fled for any job dealing with
Yes, they are embarrassed. Jones was guilty, when she being a "Quota Queen". Right- ly considered to be Obama's hazi and was simply making foreign affairs or national seYes, they may pay money. But was clearly not. What happens winger Clint Bolick's editorial first choice to be Secretary of a presentation based on intel- curity. Rice's withdrawal, had do they .lose their office? Do to attorneys, prosecutors and opposing Guinier in the Wall State. I was thoroughly en- ligence that she had received nothing to do with Republithey go to jail? It seems to me public officials gone bad? Are Street Journal doomed her couraged when Obama drew a and to, besmirch her reputa- cans and everything to do with to bring false charges against only Black people punished in nomination. Clinton line in the sand and came out tiori is outrageous..." another Black woman being someone has to be a crime. At this town? defend or fight for her. strongly with his support for But my excitement quickly deemed expendable and not
a minimum, it would be per- Reginald J. Clyne is a partner Then there was Shirley Sher Rice during his press confer- turned into disappointment worth fighting for by. another jury nd is clearly an abuse of at Clyne and Associates, P.A. of rod. In July 2010 she was ence on Nov. 14. I was heart- when instead of fighting, Democratic president. their office and 'fiduciary duty Miami/Fort Lauderdale. forced to resign from her po- ened to see Obama finally Obama accepted Susan Rice's Raynard Jackson is president sition as Georgia. State Direc- show some spine, I cheered as decision to withdraw her name & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Mtor of the Rural Development he vowed to go toe-to-toe with from consideration. Associates, LLC., a WashingAgency for the U.S. Depart- Republicans for someone he Where is the righteous in- ton, D.C.-based public relament of Agriculture because of claimed to believe in.. dignation from the usual tions/goverment affairs firm.

Are tighter gun laws needed to __ R___N__ORNER

reduce violence?
Disabled, Opa-locka Cook, Liberty City

"Yeah, for "Yeah, but -with the existence of
sure. However, the black marpeople should 'ket you could
be able to get still get guns ?
guns if they're anyway. People 1 'i [
homeowners aestil going-and are pro- t elte
tecting their illegally of ',I,
families, not course. And kN
to shoot up kids would still, I,
people." 'break into stores to steal them. 1

Retired, Allapattah 'Retired, Allapattah
"Sure, I "Yes sir. They .
would say so. need~ to stop
The less guns,giig tee" -,
the less people gun licenses

And they also In some cases
need to revisit all you have to :, ""
the laws re- do is show an .
.garding concealed weapons too."' ID. No background check, no nothing."
Landscaper, Miami WILLIE NEWKIRK, 71 *
Motivational Speaker, Liberty City

need to. All of "eb l
these random means.' They
killings occur have too many

easy to get as- 'ons accessault rifles and sible. Obama
semi-automat- can't do it all,
ic weapons." it's up to the
Congress, local and state governments too."


Former firefighter goes on hunger strike for justice

GENTILES up the abuse, were summarily $100,000. They have also academics thing and then I This isn't the first time that my car. Even after getting the
continued from 1A shot down. agreed to return his job to him guess I can go back to work," Miami Beach Fird Department cash settlement, over half of it
"So many people categorical- effective early January 2013.. Gentiles said. "But the con- has been accused of racism. In has gone to my attorney and to fired last Feb. and then filing ly denied the accusations made Hell be working as a fire in- tract allows for the Department 1991, the Department of Jus- taxes. I guess things had gota lawsuit against the Depart- against them and others so spector but only for 19 months to fire me after 19 months. tice determined the City has ten so bad that I was willing to ment. as to call to question whether based on the conditions of the That's what I'm still fighting discriminated against Black sign anything. But all I've ever
In a recent report conduct- there was any factual basis for contract. But Gentiles, who against. They refused to com- and Hispanic job applicants, wanted was my job and justice. ed by an outside investiga- the charges," ,said investigator recently ended a two-week mit on paper to give me my job "I tried the hunger strike as Being a firefighter is the only tor hired by the City of Miami Steven Schwarzberg. Fire Chief hunger strike under his doc- back fully. That isn't fair. 1 was long as I was physically able thing I've ever wanted to do. I Beach, Gentiles' claims of be- Javier Otero says he's glad the tor's advice, says what he re- the one that was repeatedly to," he said. "I spent my entire know there have been a lot of ing tea-bagged several times report is finally out and be- ally wants is the opportunity to racially and sexually harassed life savings on legal fees, I was other Blacks that have faced by a white trainee, being called lieves that "it speaks for itself." make a career as a firefighter after I complained I wound denied unemployment benefits discrimination at the hands of the N-word and of Department But the Department has not just a 19-month stint. up getting fired. It was all part from the City for seven months the City .of Miami Beach. We
officials attempting to cover reached an agreement with "I have to pass a test on Jan- of the don't snitch policies of the and was homeless, for several just want a fair chance like evGentiles to the tune of Uary 3rd that is some kind of Department that got me fired." months and had to live out of eryone else."

FL's jobless rate drops

JOBLESS economists that year had esticontinued from 1A mated Florida would add over
the same span without any B la.Teas sesr
Florida's gains so far haven't policy changes as the nation'sA/
helped him much political economy recovered from the tiJsi e An r i A n
Polls show the Scott's job ap- Great Recession. AF
proval rating still lagging below Florida's November jobless j the 40 percent mark. rate was the lowest since the
Florda dde 24,00 obssame m~nth in 2008, when it
Florida added 24,50 jobs saemnhin20,we i A xloea u ortefrpoiia itrcinad g oetalcniaesfo eu cligpry edri
from October to November. That was 7.8 percent. It also was a KK
was the second-most nationally full 2 percentage points lower f tics n y a run. An in B e cen
behind North Carolina, which than November 2011. That's S toc
added 30,600 jobs, and just the third largest drop nationally
ahead of Texas with 22,100. after Nevada and Mississippi. v S
Since November 2011, Flori- It still, though, left 760,000
da added 83,000 jobs. The big- Floridians out of work and the j e h
guest over-the-year job growth state's jobless rate again topped e i4 has been in leisure and hospi-, the national figure, which was
tality, up 3.4 percent; profes- 7.7 percent for November.
sional and business services, Florida's November rate was decli ar cla
up 2.6 percent; retail trade, up the 16th highest among the 50 t 4e9i1t sa Toe
2.1 percent, and health care states and District of Columbia. 1 an i issue.
and social assistance, up 1.8 The improving employment percent. Construction, though, figures are one of several rewas down 1.4 percent. Govern- cent indications that the state's
ment employment also declined economy is rebounding. a,
by 0.7 percent. Manufacturing Florida's housing starts were ,, e b ,, s -hi.
was up but only by 0.5 percent. up in November by 60.2 percent
"We're now over 200,000 pri- compared to the same month N R A l d say
vate sector jobs created in the last year while median home N .R .A lead ers say
two years since I took office prices increased. 11.2 percent
with the largest drop in unem- over that span. N.RA take my guns away,'" Graham
ployment in the country," Scott The state's consumer confi- continued from 1A said. "And I'm going to stand
said. dence index is near a five-year against another assault ban beScott had promised to add *high and Florida had a trade said the N.R.A.'s solution to cause it didn't work before, and
700,000 jobs in seven years as surplus of more than $24 bil- prevent mass shootings like it won't work in the future."
part of his 2010 campaign plat- lion $86.8 billion in exports those that have occurred'in the On the other big issue in
form. His goal, though, was be- compared to $62.4 billion in last few years several of them Washington at the moment
low the million jobs that state imports- in 2011. on school campuses was to negotiations over a deficit......................_ put armed guards in schools re ducti~n deal to avert tax in
nationwide. During the brief- creases and spending cuts set
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Obarna: Person of the Year president, David Keene, did not Republicans and Democrats
directly address plans proposed expressed 'pessim ism: about
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continued from 1A ing the past year, for better or ban assault rifles or otherwise they spent much of the mornfor worse, restrict the availability of fire- ing blaming each 'other for the
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elections with at least 50 per- Time's Person of the Year has arms. "I believe the president is eacent of the vote, despite the been a perennial topic of year- But during a round of ap- elieve the ein is eahighest unemployment rate in end debate ever since aviator pearances on the Sunday talk litical purposes," Senator John
seven decades:.. Charles Lindbergh was chosen shows by LaPierre, Keene and
Stengel said Obama won the first Man of the Year back Asa Hutchinson, a former R -hteyCrls/GttyImages ming, sa I id on "Fox News Sunsuport from a core group of in 1927 (the title was amended publican congressman from v rwho "actually don't care to Person of the Year in 1999). Arkansas who will lead the gun Chris Patrie looks at the Benelli display of shotguns in this file photo day." "He senses a victory at about politics" and felt the But the title is not necessar- group's response to the shoot- from the N RA'Annual Meetings and Exhibits on April 13 at the Ameri-t
president ignored partisanship fly an accolade; while many ing in Newtown,. Conn., they ca's Center in St. Louis, Missouri. it hurts our country and hurts
to do his job. presidents, political leaders, "made it clear that the N.R.A. our economy."
"Using the coalition of the innovators and captains of in- opposed any of the gun restric- I keep saying it, and you just criticized sharply by 'gun-con- But Senator. Charles E.
tons now Under discussion and won't accept it it's not going to trol advocates since it broke Schumer, Democrat of New ascendant youi'g voters, mail- dustr-y have, been cited, some
lennials, Hispanics minorities, of the more notorious Persons did not believe they should be work. It hasn't worked," LaPi- its silence about the Connecti- York, said Republicans were
he's creating a new alignment, of the Year include AdolfHitler part of the discussion. erre said. cut shooting on Friday, it did the ones playing politics with
On the question of whether a As for the idea of reinstating a receive some support from the fiscal talks and taking the a kind of realignment like Ron- in 1938, Joseph Stalin in 1943 limit on high-capacity ammuni-. ban on so-called assault rifles, Senator Lindsay Graham, the risk of putting the country over ald Reagan did 40 years ago," and Iran's Ayatollah 'Khomeini tion would reduce the likelihood which was in place from 1994 influential South Carolina Re! the so-called "fiscal cliff." he said. in 1979. There have also been of mass shootings like the one to 2004, he said, "I think that publican who also appeared "If we go over it, God forbid,
This is Obama's second time more conceptual choices, such in Connecticut, LaPierre said is a phony piece of legislation, Sunday on "Meet the Press." and I still don't think We have on the cover, with the iconic as "the American Fighting- in a testy exchange with Da- and I do not believe it will pass 'People where I live, I've to, the American people are gotitle. He also secured the title Man" (1950), "Middle Ameri- vid Gregory, the host of "Meet for this reason: It's all built 'on been Christmas shopping all ing to blame the Republican the last time he won election cans" (1969), and last year's the Press," that "I don't think it lies that have been found out." weekend, have come up to me: Party, Schumer said on "Meet in 2008, just after he became choice, The Protester. will." While the N.R.A. has been Pleasedon't'let the government the Press."
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Old school, new school. I'm still cool! Crist switches to

By Arthur Lee Hall Jr. me a such. That pretty to construe it as a way to I still exercise vigorously, listen D e m oratic P art
much was the begin- refer to someone who is to rap music, flirt with young f o croff! la
While sitting on my bunk ning point of my midlife a prehistoric dinosaur? female staff members and have
minding my own business, crisis. Why do I always feel as even increased the number of The former official regrets nti-gay
from somewhere close by in At the restless age of though my vanity is un- tattoos on my body. None of
the dormitory, I heard the 41, it's-not easy for me der threat? Probably be- this seems to work though marriage petition
voice of another prisoner call- to view myself as an old cause, in my mind I'm young people till call me old
ing in my direction, "Hey, old man. But according to forever young and would school now more than ever. By Adam C. Smith
school." He can't be talking to what I was later told, HALL rather for the world to ig- Like it or not, I suppose the and Steve Bousquet me. Of course he was. He was the term 'old school" is used nore the salt and pepper in my label is something that I'm gojust trying to get my attention more out of respect and has lit- beard. Never mind the wisdom ing to have to start getting used Former Gov. Charlie Crist to let me know that the officer tle to do with age sort of like a displayed in my demeanor. to. Instead of tussling with completed his conversion to was summoning me to the offi- hip way of saying Sir or Mister. Don't pay attention to the pre-. such a mundane issue, I've de- the Democratic Party recently cer station. After thanking him, Thus, it should be accepted as cious jewels scattered through- cided that it is more important at a camera-ready media event it took a few moments for the a recognition of maturity, ex- out my speech. for my life performance and at which he revised his views
annoyance of being referred pressed humbly and rarely as In an effort to layer the true spiritual well-being to be sat- on yet another issue: same-sex to as "old" to wear off. What I an offensive remark. distinctive fully grown me with isfactory enough for me to feel marriage.
couldn't get over was the fact Yeah, 'right whatever you illusion, some of my current life comfortable with myself when- The scene was classic Crist, that this was the second time a say. So why is it that the more I activities consist of doing what ever I look at the man in the and looked like the first step younger person had addressed hear it, the more I'm beginning I have always done as a youth: mirror. in a 2014 bid for governor, but
he said he has no time line
b for a decision. He said people
in President Barack. Obama's
schools could cost $2~ billion administration, though not the
president himself, want him CHARLIE CRIST
Critics say NRA plan won't stop Currently, about 70 percent of Mo Canady, the head of the to run. FoRE ri v
public schools don't have police National Association of School He also spoke of his displea- Former Florida Goveror random attacks officer and almost 60 percent Resource Officers, supports the sure with Gov. Rick Scott, his Asked whether he regret*'don't have any security staff. plan but said one armed guard ultimate rival if he were to be- ted decisions or positions he By Meghan Hoyer dren, then call me' crazy'" NRA Those with police tend to be big would cost $80,000 per year, come the Democratic nominee, took as a Republican over
and Aamer Madhani Executive Vice President Wayne and urban schools, according to including salary, benefits and "I am disappointed. It more than two decades, Crist
LaPierre said Sunday on NBC's a USA TODAYdata analysis. equipment. started with rejecting the discussed his 2006 decision
The National Rifle Associa- Meet the Press. "We're going to Some school security experts A 2002 Secret Service study high-speed rail," Crist said. to sign a petition to enshrine a tion made it clear this weekend support an immediate appro- said armed officers would not of 41 school attacks found that "We were successful, I think, ban on same-sex marriage in there shall be no easy consen- priation before Congress to put stop random acts of violence in 8 percent of the incidents, a in proving that Florida needed the state Constitution. sus on gun control in the wake police officers in every school." and could have a detrimental law enforcement officer ended it, wanted it and was ready for "Would I do it today? No," of the Newtown, Conn., school "With all the money in the effect on schools. the violence. In most cases, it. So I think thdt was disap- Crist said. "I think the best
shootings. budget, if we can't come up "I don't think police are the researchers noted, the attack pointing." way to judge where my heart
The nation's largest gun (with the money) to do this, answer," said Gregory Thomas, was so quick it could not be Crist also criticized Scott for is, is to look at the deeds that I rights advocacy group spent the there's something wrong in this a former director of security for stopped. cutting education spending have done, whether as attorweekend advocating for putting country," he added. New York City public schools Some Democrats have prom- by $1.3 billion in his first year ney general, governor resarmed security guards in every Former Arkansas representa- who now trains districts on ised to push for more restric- in office, for not being more toration of rights, civil rights U.S. school, a plan that would tive Asa Hutchinson, the NRA's preventing school shooting in- tons on guns, such as restor- protective of the environment cases, things of that nature, cost billions of dollars. point person for the program, cidents. "They can't be seen ing the ban on assault weapons and for not helping disabled that I think show a compasCritics .said itwas the wrong said Sunday on CNN's State of as the sentry at the door. You that expired in 2004. people more. sionate heart and hopefully
answer to gun violence, the Union that it would cost the move from being a school to LaPierre said that is "a phony "That's a big reason I'm a someone who cares and knows
"If it's crazy to call for putting federal government over $2 bil- something else. You don't want piece of legislation, and I don't Democrat now because they who the boss is and the
police and armed security in lion to put a trained, armed se- to chill the learning environ- think it will pass for this rea- care and they're compassion- boss is the people of Florida." our schools to protect our chil- curity guard at every school. ment." son: It's all built on lies." ate," said Crist, whose entou- A new private poll of 1,000
rage consisted of friend Greg Democratic voters gives Crist
Truax, a former'GOP activist an overwhelming lead over all
from Tampa, and Michelle other Democrats in a hypoD Todd, a friend and ex-staffer. thetical primary for governor,
A couple of silent protesters including a 2 1-point advanEconomic.Boom Fuels Ghana's-and Continent's-Dream of Nebraska, but acknowledged showed up holding "Go Away tage in a test matchup with
that little had changed in the Fake Dems Need Not Apply" Alex Sink, the party's 2010 Building Telescopes to Study Outer Space nation's capital. signs, but a couple of pass- nominee.
At least 22 new supporters ersby shouted their encour- The poll found that Crist
By Fredreka Schouten NRA's ability to mobilize its extent, the Wizard of Oz," said have joined McCarthy's bill this agement. is much better known than
membership when threatened Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., who week. None is Republican. 'Welcome to the party," Sink and that 75 percent of
WASHINGTON /New York with restrictions. this week called for comprehen- Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., a Lawrence Williams said. "The Democrats believe he has the
Democratic Rep. Carolyn Mc- 'The NRA has 4.3 million sive gun-control legislation. self-described Second Amend- signs back there? Don't worry best chance of beating Scott in
Carthy, whose husband was dues-paying members who A review of campaign records ment supporter, added his about them." 2014.
killed in a 1993 mass shooting communicate with their repre- shows the gun rights group had name to the bill. Last year, he on the Long Island Rail Road, sentatives," said David Kopel, few victories at the ballot box in was one of 43 Democrats who has sought to outlaw high-ca- an associate policy analyst at November and saw its spending backed an NRA-supported bill South K orea elects its
pacity ammunition magazines the Cato Institute and an NRA dramatically eclipsed by oth- to make a state permit to carry ever since Congress let the ban member. er, newly empowered outside a concealed weapon valid in alon assault-style weapons expire He said the guns and am- groups. most every other state. first feniale President
in 2004. McCarthy's measure would
The measure never gained limit to 10. the number of On Wednesday, Park Geun- critics argue that while she
much traction against stiff op- rounds in a single magazine, hye was elected President of may be willing to advance
position from the National Ri- requiring a shooter to pause to South Korea. She will be some women's rights
fle Association and other gun reload. the first woman to ever issues, she may not be
rights groups. Investigators in the Newtown hold the position in that ai gender
After last week's massacre in slayings said they recovered country equality in the country.
Newtown, Conn., however, near- "numerous" empty 30-round Park, the leader of the She also has promised
ly two dozen Democrats this magazines for the Bushmaster country's conservative firm reform in relations
week quickly added their names rifle used in that shooting. party, defeated lib- with North. Korea.
to the bill, including several who Larsen said his views on gun eral Moon Jae-in by 3.5 Park is the daughter
previously backed legislation fa- restrictions had "evolved" this percent, and promised PARK of Park Chung-hee, the
to return the conserva- GEUN-HYE dictator who led the
vored by the NRA. year, starting with a rampage tive leadership to a more country until his asThe wave of public horror over in an Aurora, Colo., theater in
the slaughter of 20 children and July that killed 12 and injured moderate stance than her pre- sassination in 1979.. After her
decessor Lee Myung-bak. Her mother was killed in a failed
six adults at Sandy Hook El- 57. campaign featured economic assassination attempt of her
ementary School has spurred Former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi pushes for gun control. "Aurora really opened my eyes reform, as well as a "women's father in 1974, Park Geun-hye
gun-control, advocates such as to the issues, and Newtown revolution" featuring issues filled the public role of "First
McCarthy to ramp up for one of munition that Democrats are The NRA pumped two-thirds opened my heart to it," he said, like child care. However,some Lady" next to her father. their biggest legislative battles pushing to outlaw are corn- of its independent spending in over guns in nearly two decades. monlyr used by; millions of law- last month's elections into deThe fight could pose one of the abiding Americans. 'When th erng Obama. It spent more most serious challenges to the time comes for a vote, there will than $100,000 in nine Senate National Rifle Association's po- be more and more senators and contests, and the NRA's favored litical clout in years. representatives who find them- candidates won in three.(ATH
NRA officials did not respond selves reluctant to label their In the Ohio Senate race, it G REA SE
to interview requests, but in a constituents evil people," he spent nearly $1 million to op- K;
statement on the slayings said it said. pose Demoratic Sen. Sher- '' oaodcsl ear rmcogdpps
is 'prepared to offer meaningful However, gun-control advo- rod Brown, highlighting its 'F" Wll oaodotyrpisfo lge ie?
contributions to help make sure cates are publicly questioning grade for Brown, who won. Then avoid dumping cooking grease or oil dawn this never happens again." It the NRA's power to sway elec- In a post-election assessment, yurktis aw
plans a news conference today tion results despite its repu- the NRA's lobbying arm touted ytrithen drain. When gqrease i poureduaw in Washington. tation as apolitical powerhouse gains in state contests and the .the drain, it can cause sewer pipes to clog.., and
Gun rights supporters say on Capitol Hill. passage of pro-gun amend- thtsa frdsse.T fi
those pushing for restrictions ments to state constitutions in rhts ecipafe dssa.T dispose fi propely,
should not underestimate the "I think the NRA is, to a large Louisiana, Idaho, Kentucky and follow these s teps: hlforn ant Pour the oil or grease into a metal can
Infrmat sand-bystory in R"-lya Wilson trial Let it cool::

By CBSMiami for her, now you got 10," Matters said. Throw the can away with your regular trash : i
However, defense attorney Mi- Lunceford shrugged and said,The trial of Geralyn Grah-an- chael Matters' line of questioning 'yes." By flwigthese can focus on what's +
for the death of foster child Rilya portrays her as a habitual snitch Lunceford said her motiva-folwntis Wilson has recessed until the new and untrustworthy witness. He tion for testifying centered on the mo~fst important in the kitchen: the food, not the < year. accused her of striking a deal with fact that a child had been mur- nJ s eebrt a h rae
Robin Lunceford, a jailhouse prosecutors in exchange for her dered, despite the retribution she ppe!ormmbrtcathges. informant, took the stand again testimony to reduce her life sen- said she has suffered for being a Call 3-1I or visit d l J
last Thursday for cross-examina- tence. She turned down an offer "snitch."
tion in the murder trial of Geralyn that would have kept her locked "I don't hide it and I'm not fr more information.
Graham, accused of killing foster up for 15 years. ashamed of it," Lunceford said.
child Rilya Wilson. 'That was a hell of a lot bet- 'I'll stand up loud and produce for
Lunceford has, testified that ter than life wasn't it?" Matters Rilya Wilson no matter what I go Graham confessed to her about asked. through."1
killing Rilya. Lunceford said she 'I wasn't happy with it," Lunc- Lunceford will be back on the MI MI was proud to stand up for Rilya, eford replied, stand for more cross-examination W I
regardless of any consequences "Obviously, you weren't becaUse starting at 10 a.m. on Jan. 2.


SA, Olivia Culpo wins Miss Universe 2012

model because of her "generos- was streamed to more than 100 nancial crisis proved to be too the World Series or judging the ity, intelligence and grace." countries, much of an obstacle, beauty pageant to be more difWith Culpo's promotion, Miss Organizers had considered The panel of 10 judges includ ficult, Sandoval said both were
Maryland Nana Meriwether be- holding the 61st annual Miss ed singer Cee Lo Green, "Iron hard. comes the new Miss USA. Universe in the popular Do- Chef' star Masaharu Morimoto Sharply .dressed women and
The Miss Universe pageant minican Republic tourist city of and Pablo Sandoval of the San men, including a large continwas back in Las Vegas this year Punta Cana, but Miss Universe Francisco Giants. gent from South America, held
after being held in Sao Paulo in Organization President Paula Asked on the red carpet banners and cheered on their 2011. It aired live on NBC and Shugart said that country's fi- whether he found playing in favorite contestants.



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By Hannah Dreier and Michelle Rindels

A 20-year-old Boston University sophomore and a self-described "cellist-nerd" brought the Miss Universe crown back to the United States for the first time in more than a decade when she won the televised contest.
Olivia Culpo beat out 88 other beauty queens to take the title from Leila Lopes of Angola during the two-hour competition at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
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Kids excited to receive STAR ISBORN:

gifts from church Youth performed
poem s i-ofnor o
By Malika A. Wright

In full speed, a young boy, who
was about five-years-old, ran to the front of the church when his name
was called. Rev. Gaston Smith
and Friendship Missionary Baptist
Church members were passing out
gifts to children, and the young boy couldn't wait to receive his
Christmas presents. His smile and excitement expressed his gratitude
as he was handed a couple of gifts. I
It was also his smile that hid the Am
fact that he would celebrate the holiday season without the presence of one of his parents.
He is one of 100 children with
incarcerated parents, who were,
adopted by the Prison Fellowship HAPPY: A young girl
SAngel Tree Ministry of Friendship, smiles with her
Missionary Baptist Church; which present.
serves the children of prisoners by'present.
them gifts on behalf of their
incarcerated parents and surrounding them with a loving com- -Photos courtesy of Bau Dessources
munity all. year long.
'The children were treated like
celebrities at the 1 st annual Angel Tree Celebration for children of incarcerated parents event at Friendship MBC, which was titled "A
Celebration of the Star" on Dec. 19.,
"No child deserves to feel forgotten or alone, especially at Christmas..." said Smith, senior pastor of[riendship MBC. "It's our hope
and desire to uch the hearts of '
um aent o c li :t a n~S an d

'posie by SMILES: Young boys smile with their presents.
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Priest works to revive parish

Church shows spiritual growth and resilience

By Malika A. Wright And for the past year, the bell season and has a lot of services
Mwright@miaitiesonline cor has rung again before Sunday throughout the week, including:
mass services, since the church Morning mass every day except A bell sounded in the Bunche reopened. Thursdays, faith gatherings on
Park area on Sunday morning. It When the resilient church resur- Mondays, Bible study on Wedneswas the same bell that stopped rected, a new priest by the name days, and'young adult fellowships ringing three years ago, when St: of Father Chanel Jeanty, 40, came every two weeks. Phillip Neri Catholic Church along and has helped members "Faith is not just about comfirst established in 1951 closed take their spiritual walk to the ing to church on Sunday, but 'because of the former archbish- next level, according to Henry. it's a 24-hour, seven-day a week op's efforts to merge nearby par- "It's not just a Sunday church," commitment to living the life and 'Uishes. Some community members she said. "He's bringing the practicing faith," Jeanty said. started to miss hearing that bell church to life seven days a week the church rang before the priest with the fellowship, church events BRINGING OTHERS TO GOD entered the parish, according to and special services." Although the church has disClaretta Smith Henry, 60, who Before, people would mainly played a lot of progress over the
has been a member of the church come to church on Sundays and past year, Jeanty and members since she was seven or eight years that was it, according to Henry. have several plans for "reviving old. But not anymore, the church the parish." They plan on having
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Cadija' Barnett, who re- 4
ceived her degree in Social Work, was surprised by her
boyfriend, now fianoe, Sgt.
Nigel Simon, U.S. Army,.. with a marriage proposal '"
at Barry Univerity's Comui- -Photos by Sherri Jones

menemetuivesiySDe'comece-5"Bary"Enduring the hardship during holidays

ment ceremonies took place The Christmas to Remember event was hosted by The Miami Workers Center's Sisterhood of
at the James L. Knight Survivors (SOS) in collaboration with Family in Distress, Inc. (FID) and RJT Foundation, Inc. It was
Center in downtown Mi--. put on in celebration of those children who have endured the hardship of losing a parent or guardian
~to domestic violence, gun violence or abuse. There was food, music and gifts given to the children. ami where more than 1,300 *Pictured are a group of children with Denise Brown of RJT Foundation, Santa, Cheryl White of Family
students graduated. in Distress (FID), Marcia Olivo of Sisterhood of Survivors (SOS) and Michael Basnight, former runni[1g
-Photo Courtesy of Gladys Amador back for the Cincinnati Bengals.


Study: One in six follows no religion Children excited by gifts
By Laurie Gaodstein followed by Muslims, with 1.6 in Asia, the majority in Chi- global population. GIFTS fore entering the event; many
billion, about 23 percent. There na. Many of the people in this The study is based on anal- continued from 8B stopped to be interviewed.
A global study of religious ad- are about one billion Hindus, group do hold some religious or ysis of 2,500 different data Ter neve a ipae
herence released on Tuesday by about 15 percent of the global spiritual beliefs and may even sources, including censuses countless people who stepped inside the church. the Pew Research Center found population, and nearly half a believe in a deity, but they do and demographic surveys of up and selected a child's name Then the kids enjoyed a talthat about one of every six peo- billion Buddhists, about seven not identify with a particular children and adults in 232 and gift selection off of the ent-filled night, where their ple worldwide has no religious percent. faith. countries. It relies on seif-iden- church's Christmas tree. Em- peers sung, danced and spoke
affiliation. This makes the "un- The study, "The Global Reli- tification, so it includes people ployees of the Public Defend- of the birth of Jesus and the
affiliated," as the study calls gious Landscape," is a snapshot People who may have who are not regular practitio- er's Office partnered with the Christmas celebration. them, the third-largest group of the size and distribution of *.~j ~ners or orthodox believers of church to help with gift-buying. "We really wanted them to
worldwide, with 16 percent of religious groups as of 20 10, and spifntua bei-'- but the religion they claim. Commissioner Michelle Spen feel special no matter what's
the global population about does not show trends over time, identify with no faith. The religious groups with the ce-Jones spoke at the *event happening," Rev. LaTousha equal to Catholics. '"Something that may surprise youngest median ages have the and also showed support The Daniels, Prison Outreach and
The study also found a wide a lot of people," said Conrad People who practice folk or highest levels of fertility and church purchased some gifts Angel Tree coordinator. "When disparity in the median age Hackett, a primary researcher tribal religions, like African;pvryadtelwslvlso wholesale, and other gifts were it's the darkest that's when
of religious populations, with on the report, "is that the third- Chinese, American Indian and female education, Jack A. Gold- purchased by church members stars shine the brightest. We Muslims and Hindus the young- largest religious group, after Australian aboriginal tradition- stone, director of the Center for and community members. wanted them to know that they est, and Buddhists and Jews Christians and Muslims, is the al religions, make up another Global Policy at George Mason The youth strolled the red are stars, and although we the oldest, The median age of religiously unaffiliated. There six percent of the world's pop- Upiversity, in Virginia, said in carpet with their families and were giving gifts, Jesus is the the youngest group, Muslims, may have been some guesses ulation. Smaller faith groups an interview by e-mail. He not- had their pictures taken be- ultimate gift." was 23, while the median for floating out there before, but like Bahais, Jains, Sikhs, ed that in predominantly Mus-re cs
Jews was 36. this is the first time there are Shintoists, Taoists, Wiccans lim countries where the govern- C n ~ "
Over all, Christians (includ- numbers based on survey data and Zoroastrians -. combined ment supports the education of Co g e a io e c e out
ing Catholics) are the largest analyzed in a rigorous and sci- make up less than one per- 'women and girls, like Tunisia,.... religious group, with 2.2 billion entific way." cent of the global population. Iran and Indonesia, the median JEANTY ten the youth involved is by
people, about 32 percent of the More than three-quarters of Jews, with about 14 million, age is higher than for Muslims continued from 8B having the Youth L.E.A.D. set
world's population. They are the religiously unaffiliated live make up only 0.2 percent of the in Africa and the Middle East. up an organic farmers market
_______________________________________________________________events__to__evangelizeeventctoeevngelie, cratingasyout dstan onnSndays sense of cultural identity and Jeanty understands that the
Black Art and Kwanzaa 'Exhibition making the parish more appeal- youth are 'in a rebellious stage
ing. and he plans -on finding a way
The Kuumba Annual Kwanzaa Art Exhibition1 at the Amadlozi Gal- "It will give us the opportu- to "fire the youth up about Jelery in the African Cultural Arts Center in Liberty City opened on Dec. nity to welcome new people and sus," he said.
12 and ends on Jan. 21. Kuumba means "creativity" in the Kiswahili' welcome back the 'old people,. "The truth remains the
language of East and Central Africa, and is one of seven principles Jeanty said. 'same," Jeanty said. "Even
(Nguzo Saba) observed during the seven-day celebration of Kwan- ~'St. Phillip Neri, one of the two though times are changing; it's'
zaa, the African-American holiday, which starts on Dec. 26 and ends 'only African-American Catholic a matter in explaining them, so
on'Jan. 1. Pictured are artist Dinizulu Gene Tinnie and some of his churchies ine teachinplas on pepecnfnesainthesed
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P EO P LE PMany pedestrians crossing busy streets are also
Prior research suggested busy doing something else usually listening to
By Michael Weissenstein that having a supportive music, testing or talking on a phone and those
distracted walkers are often failing to look both ways
social network is linked with for traffic or follow other safety rules, a new study
A poll released recently of nearly pivhlconfirms.
150,000 people around the world pThe study, conducted in Seattle this past summer,
says seven of the world's 10 coun- may be the largest yet to look at real-world pedestri-.
tries with the most upbeat attitudes ans in our age of distraction: It found that more than
are in Latin America. 26 percent of the 1,000-plus walkers were using
Many of the seven do poorly in trAditional measures of well-being, like
Guatemala, a country torn by decades of civil war followed by waves
of gang-driven cr minality that give
it one of the highest homicide rates
above Iraq on the United Nations'
Human Development Index, a com-"
posite of life expectancy, education
and per capital income. But it ranks
seventh in positive emotions. DMNI
"In Guatemala, it's a culture of
friendly people who are always smil- By Maia Szaiaviltz Lolnesitef-a
=, : uzi~a~fll, a3-ye 01dLonliness itself can
ing," said Luz Castillo, a 30-year-old ~~k
surfing instructor. "Despite all the In a study published in the kill, increasing risk
problems that -we're facing, we're Journal of Neurology Neuro- .
surrounded by natural beauty that surgery & Psychiatry, Talling heart disease. -AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
lets us get away from it all." Pedestrians cross K Street and Connecticut
Gallup Inc. asked about 1,000 University Medical Center in Ave. NW near the Farragut North Metro Entrance
people in each of 148 countries last Amsterdam found that par- i nedow tow Waigto
year if they were well-rested, had tiipants who reported feeling in downtown Washington.
been treated with res ect sed or. lonely regardless of how
laughed a lot, learned or did some- many friends and family sur- electric devices they navigated intersections
thing interesting'and felt feelings of rounded them were more Ahe distraction showed: Texters were nearly
enjoyment the previous day. likely to experience dementia four times less likely than other edestians to folthan those who lived on their p
own. The scientists focused low all safety rules, including looking both ways,
LATIN AMERICA, APEX OF on e s od staying in the crosswalk and obeying signals; and
C Nliving in Amsterdam, ages 65 both texters and talkers took extia time to cross
I ivg in Amrstyeda the street. Music-listeners walked faster, but often
cent 'of those polled'said yes to a o 86, who did not show signs : failed to look for cars, 'say researchers from the Uni' : ....... ...":,;;. of dementia and were not, livfive,.t ing in institutions like nursing were-women. port can be harmful. Indeed, varsity of Washington and Seattle Children's Hosputting those countries"at the top, of homes, and visited them twice Prior research suggested a growing body of studies find pital, who reported findings in the journal Injury the list. They were followed closely over three years. About half of that having a supportive social that loneliness itself can kill, Prevention. y ETobagoTha enuGe atemala the participants lived alone and network is linked with positive typically by raising blood presthe PhiippinesEcuador and Co 20 percent reported feelings of health outcomes, from psy- sure and increasing risk for
the Philppines, cuador ad Costa loneliness. Almost two-thirds ecological health to physical heart disease and stroke. High
Rc.of the elderly in the study health, while lacking such' sup- Please turn to DEMENTIA 1lB P O I

Gene regulation may explain homosexuality QUALITY TIED

By Stephanie Pappas usually erased very early in the TO AUTISM FOR
developmental process, but they
The search for a "gay gene" may can be passed down from generabe offtayget, new research finds. tion to generation too, Rice said.
Another process called epigenefics Some epi-marks are particularly N WR
that switches genes on and off may important during fetal develop- N
explain why homosexuality runs ment, when they promote norin families. Epigenetics are hert- mad' physical development in the-'' -'~4C lU 'n
.table changes caused by factors sexes despite natural variations Traffic pollution
other than DNA. Instead of traits in testosterone during pregnancy.
getting passed down through the Researchers know that fetal expo- forfetuses whilein womb
genes, epigenetic change happens sure to too much testosterone can
because of the way genes are reg- masculinize the genitals, brain or
uaeotundoanof.behavior of a genetically female fe- By, Andrew M. Seaman
These genetic regulators may be , tus. Likewise, too little testoster-Bbe h r xoe olt ftafcrlt
the reason homosexuality persists one can make a genetically maleedarpluinnthwobnduigter
in nature despite the fact that gay fetus more feminized. But here's darpoltninh e to becom aurigtipeople are less likely to reproduce, Fetal exposure to too much testosterone can masculinize of a the catch: There's a lot of overlap first year of life are more likeytbcoeafs suggests thenew study published genetically female fetus., between the levels of testosterone "tic, suggests a new study.
in the journal The Quarterly Re- male and female fetuses get ex-' 1"o The idsuprreviou rese arcwih thinking
view of Biology, by dad to a female fetus. (The HORMONES, EPIGENETICS posed to. That means there must ow coise, cilrendive to freeway's with thrs
"These things have evolved be- terms feminization and masculin- AND ORIENTATION be another side to the story, Rice of 'r autim aring toa plthen udy se aur
cause they're good for the parents, ization of sexual preference refer Rice and his colleagues focused and his colleagues wrote. W'entsygtrfipolincssau
but they sometimes, not withini to sexual orientation only -not on epi-marks, which are molecu- That side appears to be epi- tism, but it may be a risk factor for it," said
high frequency, but sometimes to physical or personality traits of lar changes that act like tempo- genetics, Rice said. Heaherolk an sistan t pofUiesrst Stherec
carry over" into offspring, said theoffspring.) rary "switches" to turn genes on These findings could explain ScholfMia in of th ngers itfSuhr
study researcher William Rice, The findings add to past re- and off. If a gene is a blueprint, why twin studies show that ho- CAioriam ins angleu ds.resragn
an. evolutionary geneticist at the search suggesting gay men haven't the epi-mark is the construc- mosexuality runs in families, butAuimsaspcrmodsresrngg University of California, Santa died out because female relatives tion foreman who makes sure the no "gay gene" can be found, Rice from a profound inability to communicate and Barbara. In a male fetus, Rice and of gay men tend to have more product gets built. An epi-mark said, In identical twins, there's mental retardation to milder symptoms seen in his colleagues write, an epigenetic children on average than other also determines when, where and about a 20 percent chance that Aspe re'slsndr of~ime.sgrw veh
change that benefited the mother females. The study researchers how much a gene is expressed, if one twin is gay, the other willT p east e e 'o autima thatrwno the sr
mylead to "feminization" of sex- specifically found that two genes according to the National Institute be too. If genetic change were past afewcets no esmaey th atnbon the sr ual preference homo- or bisex- passed on through .the maternal for Mathematical and Biological responsible for homosexual-UntdSaewihsa25prntncae uality. The same may be true for line could produce this effect. Synthesis. ity, you'd expect a much higher Plte Sa e se tu2 rn t UiSMr1ase
epigenetic changes passed down These molecular switches are match, Rice said. Pes unt.UIM 1


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Range Hadley Davis MLK Hall Ferguson HewittJ uy T (2 b1i g .
retired barber, retailer, died SA RG E NT,
died December December 12 87, retired bus0
22 at Kindred at Jackson driver, died s l ta -dancer die t9
Hospital North Hospi- Deebr2ai
Service 1:30 tal. Service 10 home. Memorial By Bruce Weber
p.m.,. Saturday amFiyatservice 6-8
at idewy Hre Sventh p~. rdyJeni LeGon, a singer and tap
Church of God Day Adventist at Opa Locka 4Wdancer who hoofed her way
of Prophecy, Church. Church of God, from the South Side of Chicago
5901 NW 22 Avenue, Miami, FL. 1981 Lincoln Ave., Opa Locka. to Hollywood, where she shared
FRANK CARTER aka PUNCHO, Service 11 a.m., Saturday at New the screen with Bill Bojangles
VICTOR C. WRIGHT, SR., 58, 65, painter, died Birth Cathedral. Robinson and Cab Calloway,
retired engineer, December 21 and to Broadway, where she
teacher died at North Shore Wright and Young performed to the music of Fats
December 19 Medical Cen- DEBORAH MERCEDES Wailer, died on Dec. 7 in Vanat the Bruce ter. Service 11 DANIELS, 60, died December couver, British Columbia. She
W. Carter VA a.m., Saturday 22 at Memorial Hospital Miramar. was 96.
Medical Center at 93rd Street Service 11 a.m., Saturday at LeGon was the rare female
after a long C o m m u n i t y Cornerstone Christian Center. tapper who distinguished her-4
illness. He Baptist Church. self as a solo performer in the
leaves behind first half of the 20th century.
his devoted wife: Cecily; mother, BERNICE ROLLE JOSEPH, 61, amn She wore pants rather than
Josephine Jackson; son, Victor homemaker, Carey Royal Ra n skirts when she performed,
Jr.; daughter, Victoria; grandson, died December ALAN MORRIS THOMPSON, and, somewhat as a result, she
Jeremiah; sisters, Michelle Carter 21 at University 48, died December 17 at Jackson developed an athletic, acrobat(Alonso), Bonnie James (Mike), of Miami Hospi- North Medical Center. Service ic style, employing mule kicks
Angela Jerkins (Marcus) and tal. Service 12 12 p.m., Saturday at Mt. Tabor and flying splits, more in the
Denise Gordon; brother, Jay p.m., Saturday Missionary Baptist Church. manner of the male dancers of
Jackson (Carol); sister-i-aGn at Jordan Grove Xthe time.
Randolph; brother-in-law, James MB Church. ERDAL UZMEZLER, 52, died "I danced like the boys," she
Randolph; stepmother, Hattie December 21 at Jackson North recalled in an interview with
Richardson; aunts, Alice Cottom Medical Center. Service in Bursa, The Globe and Mail of Toronto
and Carolyn Wright; uncles, MARQUERITA GONZALEZ, 82, Turkey. in 2009. "1 could do the girls'
William Cottom and John Wright; housewife, died splits, but I used the boys'
cousins, Linda and Roger Kern, December 22 KEITH GAINES, 76, died splits because you could get up
and Hubert Wright and a host of at North Shore December 21 at home. Service in faster."
cousins, nieces, nephews, other Hospital. Ar- Teaneck, New Jersey. In 1935 Ms. LeGon appeared
relatives and friends. Service 10 rangements are in "Hooray for Love," an RKO L ondrgareaslwihBlBjnlsRbno.
a.m., Friday at The Church of the incomplete. musical starring Ann Sothern JenieondrgarhaslwihBlBjnlsRbnon
Open Door. Tranquility in which she was featured with that's all I ever did," she said in slender, however, that there
NORANHOAR, 8, ruk ,, RUFUS LOVE, JR., 58, truck Robinson and Wailer in an effer- an interview with the Web site were no costumes to fit her,
NORAN OWRD,83 trckloader, died December 15 at Jack- vescent song-and-dance num- "I was an East so she wore pants and was asdriver, died son Memorial Hospital. Service 11 ber, "I'm Livin' in a Great Big Indian, West Indian, African, signed to mug flirtatiously in
D ec em b er IJACQUALINE ENICH, 48, a.m., Saturday in the chapel. Way." For a time she performed Arabic, Caribbean and black front of the chorus.
21. Survivors homemaker, died December 11 at in London, and she went on to American. Eventually there Later she toured with the
include: his University of Miami Hospital. Ser- dance, sing and act in some weren't that many roles. They vaudeville dance troupe the
daughter, Lisa vices were held. A B 320 movies, including "Ali Baba were too few and far between." Whitman Sisters, a job that
Wallace; sons, A PYGoes to Town" (1937), with Ed- took her to Los Angeles and
Calvin Howard, die Cantor; "Stormy Weather," RACIAL PREJUDICE the movies. She also toured
Cornell Wright, 6 0 (1943), wit Lna. Home and Jennie Ligon was born in Chi- as a dancer, performing on
and elvn Hdle Dais obison an "H-DeHo" cago on Aug. 14, 1916, not long military bases and in clubs. In
Clrk cusnJeneteGrysnMiami Gardens (14) nwihsede n after her parents, Hector and the 1950s and '60s she taught
an ahot f terreatve ad MILDRED CARTER, 87, clerk, Calwysam.Harriett Ligon, migrated from dance in Los Angeles and
friends. Service 10 a.m., Saturday died December Georgia. (Her name was later founded a touring troupe, Jazz
at Church of The Open Door. 17 at hme. Y ERLENA HORNE AND CAP altered forever when Louella Caribe. She continued teaching
IServices were ___________CALLO WAY Parsons misspelled it in her after she moved to Vancouver
LUCILLE DAVIS COUNTS held. I She also danced or. Broadway Hollywood gossip column.) in 1969.
SNEED, 100, ~ a~y~a lt;43 miu- As a girl LeGon sang and LeGon's brief early marriage
retired educao sical comedy with a mediocre danced with neighborhood to the composer and arranger
from Dade book it concerned a brothel bands, and at 13 she got her Phil Moore ended in divorce.
County Public masquerading as a girls' school first job as a chorus-line dancer She met Clavin, a jazz drumSchools, died on the island of Martinique for a performance by the Count mer, in 1977. He is her only imrn be that was raised to distinction Basie Orchestra. She was so mediate survivor.
18. Survivors .4 EA EAO,7, eia by Wailer's score and the choincude he asisantmded reography of Robert Alton.
Decemberns On television in the early I A 'R
Paul M. Counts Jr., Thomas 2 athm.1950s, LeGon appeared several 7 C~
Copeland, and Arnette Counts Jr.; Arrangements times on"Aos'n Ady"u
granddaughters, Cynthia Graham, aeicmlt.over all her career was stymied -aA
Paula Counts, Paulette Counts, by the racial bias that governed T A Y S H A P P Y
Paula Benton, Tracey Williams, Hollywood for much of its hisPia Counts, LaBarbara Dhaliwal, tory. She remained angry for
Almasia Counts, Arnetta Counts, SALENNA L. HORNE decades at Fred Astaire, with14
Tia Counts, April Counts,' and 07/11/11971- 1/126/2009 whom she shared rehearsal
Shelia Corker and a host of other FLORENCE HENRY, 83, It's been three years. space in 1935 but who she said w..
relatives and friends. Service 1 hm akrdidDcbe10 We love and miss you. refused to acknowledge her
p.m., Saturday at Greater Bethel at The Claridge House. Services The Family. on the set of "Easter Parade"
A.M.E. Church. weehl.(1948), one of many films in Weecli ti eloigsrie:
which she played a maid. La oiiain
PEARLIE MAE BALDWIN, 98, WAYNE BARR SR., 53, died "I played every kind of maid, Foecosr Defns
homemaker, died December 18. December 12 at home. Services1Cals yat -ShrSle
Service 11 a.m., Saturday in the were held. 87 -k'12 7 -elEtt
In Memoriam
Richardson waste management retiree, died In loving memory of,
RUDOLPH EDMOND, 62, died December~ 12 at Jackson North --December 19 Hospital. Services were held. Re e b rt

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MAY E HE DEDBy Mike Snider.
i It's only rock 'n roll, but the Rolling
TO BROADWAY? Stones think you will likeit on your tablet or smartphone.
is Broadway ready for Twan, Sylvester, In addition to a traditional live pay-perPimp Lucius and "the package"? R Kelly view special for the band's Dec. 15 concert
thinks so at the Prudential Center in Newark, the
the wacky characters and7 plot lines in his Stones will also stream the concert live for
even wackier "Trapped in the Closet" series PCs, smartphones and tablets. The digital
to the Great White Way ticket costs $39.95 same as the home TV
The superstar recently announced that price set by most TV providers but has
he's had an offer to bring the cult classic interactive features that include rewind and
to the stage and he may even be in some Twitter feeds. And unlimited viewings for 30
performancesdays on multiple devices. "ToThis first-of-its-kind worldwide mobile sion, that's whatI'm working digital offering is a Stones' streaming expera packed house at the Sunshine Theater,that, if successful, where he unveiled the latest chapters inset a new industry "Trappedprecedent for live music Kelly gave n otherdetailoaboables.s
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dear more audiences with his ists from George Harrison and Roll Hall of Fame in its acts. Subsequent Stones tour sponsors have
Kelly has often referred to "Trapped" as unique style and rendering and Jeff Beck to Eric Clapton profile of King, "He's reigned included Budweiser andl Sprint. an alien, and says, "I'm glad .to be one of the of the blues at the ripe age of and Jimi Hendrix. But when across the decades as the The Stones even had their own credit astronauts to take this thing to the un- 87-years-old. you listen to King, what you genre's most recognizable card and exclusive deals with Best Buy for
known" Inducted into the Rock and hear is a combination of and influential artist. King concert DVDs.
He thanked the enthusiastic crowd for Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, Ri- blues, jazz, swing and pop doesn't play chords or slides; "The Stones have been very focused on
accepting the series, and admitted that he ley "B.B." King is considered music. For him they are all intah.ensidvda making sure (the mobile concert) is a highalways wanted to act: "Somehow, I landed one of the most influential fair game. strings until the .iotes seem quality experience," Perkins says.
'Trapped in the Closet' from being silly." He blues musicians of all time He says, "When I sing, I to cry." On iPads, viewers will get high-definition
also joked about the ridiculous nature of and is often referred to as play in my mind; the minute Watch B. B. King "dance" video and better-than-CD-quality audio.
the series. "The King of Blues" as well I stop singing orally, I start with Lucille and bring in the "The quality is critical," says Chris Wagner
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Perry, Virginia Christmas carols. Included
t M Smiley, Letitia was an opportunity for
a a Bowden, Etta M. former teachers to speak,
Lowery, Henry such as Rev. Ulysses
Small, Beverly Morris, BaIjean Smith and '
Johnson, Gladys Dr. Charlie Williams.
Smith, Lamar Kevin McNeir wore his
Gloria Pacley, president of wanted to sing Johnson, Jimmy minister's hat, last Sunday,
Arcola Lakes Park Seniors; carols. Harrell, Willie at Ebenezer UMC where he
Trenise Henderson, park Kudos go out to the volunteers Granger, and McNEIR led the morning prayer and manager; Joe and Shelia who served: Lavern Roundtree, James Moss. sang "My Soul is Anchored
Mack, coordinators and a Levon Bryant, David Kemp, Dorsey High Alumni and in the ,Lord," while Minister
host of seniors attired in red Peaches Cooper, -Elizabeth former teachers enjoyed a David Larmond, Sr. electrified took the time to demonstrate James, Mamie Williams, Tillie Christmas party, Dec. 10th, the congregation preaching on some camaraderie.The Macks Stibbins, Chase Williams, at the Piccadilly in Hialeah. A "Is God in your storm?" He even planned a soul food menu with Mamie Home, Terrence event filled with camaraderie, excited two of his six boys in
music by The Psi Phi Band, Brown, Lorraine Reynolds, hugging, conversing with attendance with a thunderous
door prizes and an opportunity Lonnie McCartney, Jean classmates and singing climax. -Photo: Kevin Wolf,'AP
The 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees, from left, John Paul
Administration. from Georgia greetings to: Clyde and Jones, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Page, Natalia Makarova, Robert State. He is the grandson of Chandra Stephens Dec. Plant, Dustin Hoffman and David Letterman. if Ellen Bivins-McCray-Davis 15th, their 25th; James and the great-grandson of M. and Chiquita Gibson, Kennedy Center honors celebrate
Evangelist Mary G. Bivins III Dec. 18th, their 8th;
To all of my. readers, I Welch, Jackie and the late Charles Bivins.' Harrison and Vera M, musician, actor, TV host, dancer
hope you had a wonderful F. Livingston Special congratulations to McMath Dec. 19th, their B Cind Clark
Christmas and I hope that and Donzaleigh McKinney. Coach Tim "Ice" Harris of 39th; Henry W. and Gail M.
you have a successful and Congratulations to Keira Booker T. Washington High Stirrup Dec. 20th, their WASHINGTON The center Before the show, Letterman
healthy New Year. Tamyia Arnold who received who earned the annual award 43rd; Mark and Angela balcony in the Opera House of expressed gratitude. He said
Get well wishes and hopes herB.A. fromBarryUniversity. for the top coach in the state. Wright Dec. 17, their the John F. Kennedy Center of the weekend, "Each minute
of good health go out to: She is the granddaughter of Congratulations goes out to 28th; Esmond and Barbara on Sunday was a sight to be- has been better and better.'
Gloria Bannister, Clarance Charles and Velma Bouie- Willie Neal former president Joseph Dec. 21st, their hold: three legendary rockers, And he was happy to share the Clear, Sr., Naomi A. Adams, Arnold and the niece of Gwen of Saint Agnes' ushers for 30th; Lafayette and Jane a ballerina, a bluesman, an occasion with loved ones. "It's Arcie Ewell, Iris Paramore, Bouie-Thomas. his retirement last month Y. Adams Dec. 21st, their Academy Award-winning actor all about my family. I think
Princess Lamb, Maureen Also congratulations to after having served as an 44th and Fletcher C. and and a late-night comedian sat they've enjoyed themselves."
Bethel, Grace Heastie- Darren M. McCray who was usher for 51 years. Ida Young Dec. 22nd, their hobnobbing with President Makarova was just as
Patterson, Wilhelmina awarded a B.A. of Business Wedding anniversary 26th: Obama and first lady Michelle delighted. She described the
Obama. honor as "most incredible."
The artists are the recipients She added, "President Obama
o-hsyear's Kennedy Center, speaking about you is incred-.
Solo rock stars face risk of dying younger Kelly musical?Honors: ible.I've come a long way,
By Vim Painter a quarter century, they are no the general population to die Bluesman Buddy Guy, baby."
B more likely than commoners prematurely, at least in their R KELLY e Actor Dustin Hoffman, And Guy's reaction as an

The latest study to look at to die before their time. (Rich- first couple decades of fame, continued from 1C Comedian and television honoree? "I'm blessed to be
rock and pop star deaths sug- ards, the hard-living Rolling says lead researcher Mark host David Letterman, here," he said.
gests the odds were stacked Stone who turned 69 this' Bellis of the Centre for Public don't have a job so I sit in Ballerina Natalia Makaro- Ann and Nancy Wilson, against Elvis Presley, Michael week, isBritish and has been Health, Liverpool John Moores the studio all day and think va, members of the rock band
Jackson and Amy Winehouse. famous for about 50 years). University in the United King- of stuff to do and this is just While Led Zeppelin is being. Led Zeppelin. Ann said on the
But Keith Richards has sta- The research, published to- dom. something stupid I've done honored as a band, keyboard- red carpet, "I'm proud to say
tistics on his side. day in the online journal BMJ One new detail: Solo art- that's been successful for me," hooras a aul kes, that I'm poud us."
The study, which expands on. Open, does not detail the risks ists defined as those who he said. "I'm having a lot of ist/bassist John Paul Jones, that they've influenced us." an earlier version, reconfirms for any individual, but uses have released at least one fun with it." 66, guitarist Jimmy Page, 68, After a brief video of the
that music celebrities really official websites, news stories, solo album appear to have The latest chapters intro- and singer Robert Plant, 64, president talking about the are more likely than the rest biographies and other publicly twice the risk of early death duce a few new faces, and like each received the Kennedy honorees at a White House reof us to die young, but shows available records to examine as those who make music in the other series, ends with a enter Honors. caption earlier in the evening,
that solo artists (such as Pre- patterns among 1,489 pop and bands, even when they seem cliffhanger. While it's taken the honorees had dinner the show got underway. sley, Jackson and Winehouse) rock stars from Europe and to be equally famous, Bellis Kelly five years to add these Saturday night with.Secretary Robert De Niro, a 2009 and North Americans may face North America who became fa- says. "You often hear band latest chapters to the series, Bu te i some extra risks, while those mous between 1956 and 2006. members talking in interviews Kelly says he won't take as day n ig party was Sun- whom he called a "world-class, who had rough childhoods may Of those, 137, or 9.2%, had about how they provide each long to produce more. day night, when many celebri- spectacular, colossal ... pain
be particularly likely to suc- died by early 2012. other with peer support," and "I want everybody to ties were on hand to salute in the-(butt)."De Niro further
cumb to alcohol and drugs. The findings build on those that may make a difference, he know I've got 85 chapters of eachmedalist. Morgan Free- explained, "What Dustin did
Aging Euroiean-rockers, frorma smaller study published says. He says it's also possible 'Trapped in the Closet' wait- man, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, for all of us was to make it OK though, get some good news: in 2007 that found music stars that solo fame has some extra, ing in the studio for y'all," he Noi Wasn Lie covbe acara Once they've been famous for were nearly twice as likely as corrosive effect on behavior, said. reiber were among the stars movie star.


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a lot and get, pegged .for some
high profile projects," he added. never brought it up again. I was with Sister Act this marks my "Some of my friends in the busi- singing songs by El DeBarge eighth national tour- Eddie .. :
ness have not been as lucky. when I first started acting in has to be one of my favorite ,'6.
But I believe in taking charge of high school. Then there was no roles," he said. "Most musicals my own plight and destiny too." turning back. Few people get to don't make the mark but the E. Clayton Cornelius, like do what they really want with play Sister Act is just as good A6AA AAA3A3
Leggs, always wanted to be an their lives -I have." if not better than the original
actor. But then, as the nephew film. We have an amazing cast
of the legendary Don Cornelius THE PLAY IS THE THING and there is a lot more singing
[Soul Train founder and host], Cornelius plays the role of and dancing than there was in~ he says the performing bug is Eddie Souther a police offi- the movie. I even have a scene just part of his legacy. cer and love interest of Deloris, where I do this John Travolta
"When I told my parents that whom he has known and loved thing. -You just have to see it. I wanted to go to college to since they were classmates in And each night the show seems study acting, they both looked high school. He's called Sweaty to just get better and better." at me like I had lost my mind," Eddie because whenever he's Sister Act runs at the Brohe said. "My dad, nagged me around her, he gets nervous ward Center for the Performfor years until I got my first and begins to sweat. ing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale now
part in~a Broadway show when "I've been in New York City through Dec. 3'0th. Go to www. C E KLSIG N
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Gardens families were treated to aeh
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courtesy of Cont Cornmissioner free Christmas trees to~ brighten
Barbara Jordan and SIip-N-Slidb up teir pirits and to tak~e the :
Records founder Ted Lucas.. Along everg~reen aroma into their
with a dedicated team'of volun- hmes. The trees were donated
teers, they drove through the City's by City of Miami Commission-.
low-income area to hand deliver iers Spence-Jones and Suarez,
the food. Liberty City Trust and Simply
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By Kren i "~By Karen, Yi

The lorda ~eprtmnt f EucaionFlorida Gov. Rick Scott kicked off the may have said yes to Tony Bennett as its Cyber Monday shopping d ray by firmly
new commissioner of education, but par- planting a "Sale" sign on some of the
ents and teachers in the community are state's community colleges.
pushing back with a resounding no. Scott's proposal: offering discounted
'We're in'big trouble," said Lisa Gold- -bachelor's degree programs, priced at man, founder of Testing is Not Teaching, -Jessica Hill/Associated Press $10,000 or less for in-state residents.
a Palm Beach County'school group. From left, Alex Trow, Lupita Nyong'o and Fisher Neal of the Yale University School of The governor's $10,000 degree push is
Bennett, Indiana's Drama at commencement in May. Many-young people 'now see higher education as their for now voluntary, but seven of Florida's
outgoing state schools best option. 28 community colleges have pledged to
superintendent, was 1 .take part, including Broward College.
chosen unanimously nm c op e eThe $10,000 figure would cover the
Chancellor of Public -huhi a o nld te ot
Schools Pam Stewart. thuh i a y netotok cuesthrcot
She served as interim cvIii l"This $10,000
commissioner after Ge- hi h school a d college suche chsltextbooks.
rardRobisonresinedundoubtedly jumpROINO li o forardtoset- By Tamar Lewvin sion and a sluggish jobs have been producing degree- tr h raso
schoos frandtog- recovery, which led many holders at a higher rate -many Floridians,"
ting out, visiting scoladmeeting Sotsi nasae
wihadlsenn osuens aet.Although the U.S. no Ion- young people to see higher and a faster-growing rate. Sotsi nasae
teahesan ladrsriditrct acrssger leads the world in edu- education as their best op- "The recent increases in the ment released by his
teachers, and ~ rleadrinisicsaoss cational attainment, record tion, and to changed atti- U.S. come at a time when oth-ofie
the state," Bennett* said in a hes-eeae numbers of young Americans tudes about the importance er advanced economies are Broward Coltahe rs thugickindwa are completing high school, of a college education. In a registering similar or greater lege Provost Linda
hepck ''going to college and finish- 2010 Gallup survey, about gains, leading experts and.& Howdyshell said the
They fear Bennett will bring evenimiore ing college, according to a three-quarters of Ameni- college presidents to question school is looking into
high-stakes testing and push to further Pew Research Center analy- cans agreed that a college whether the U.S. has been SCOlT offering $10,000 detiestire edrucain t imemen caof sis of newly available census education is very important, losing its competitive position, grees in three areas:
tiesae' stuglngae tovempementrmanyco data.. up from only 36 percent in as the global leader in higher information technology, supervision and
pyadcmocoeThis year, for the first time, 1978. education," the report said. Management, and transportation and
standards. a third of the nation's 25- to The wage premium for Over the past few years, ed- logistics. With so many details still to be
"He's pro-testing, 29-year-olds have earned those with college degrees ucation experts have warned worked out, Howdyshell said it would 'be
pr-carerscoosat least a bachelor's degree. has leapt 40 percent since that the United States had difficult to launch the initiative by fall of
pro-ouchrs. e'sThat share has been slowly 1983, according to Anthony undergone a worrisome "ed- 2013, though the college might be able to
pr-vuces.Hesedging up for decades, from P. Carnevale, director of ucation reversal," in which *begin one of the degree tracks by then.
,eerytin dread, sadteah fewer than one-fifth of young teGogowUnvriy ldrAmericans are more Miami Dade College representatives
er dea,"sad ebaadults in the early 1970s to Center on Education and the educated than younger ones. declined to comment on Monday.
Wihempesdet f33 percent this year. Workforce. For example, in 2007, the Right now, pursuing a bachelor's degree
tteAI 9lsro aiinea I I The share of high school "The demand for college share of adults aged 45 to 64 at a Floidacmuiycleecssa
esa~chaWeon' ine Pam RUNCIE graduates in that age group, graduates has been increas- who had graduated from high average of $13,264 for four years of inthug te tae ad along with the share of those ing about three percent a school or earned a bachelor's struction, Obtaining a bachelor's degree
anyug thonsidtateo fohachr has-With some-college, have also year, while the supply has degree was slightly higher at a state university where tuition has
aver, cosdrto fo.ecer hto reached record levels. This increased only 1 percent a than among 25- to 29-year-' increased dramatically in recent years T
enettr.n-tm"ilgytahr year, 90 percent were high year, which is why the college olds. costs about $25,700..
spent, hi woleie eeinlg Indacher, school graduates, up from wage premium has increased But now, the report found, Though a $10,000 degree may sound
ksent hswecreelecio l is monhdisn workl 78 percent in 1971. And so precipitously," he said. "the education. reversal that, like a tremendous bargain, that was
lasgrgel t iroe loastorh. Hs hoas 63 percent have completed The United States was the arose. in the first decade of roughly the standard price for a bachelor's lagad ing rdFoiareom uha some college work, Up from undisputed global leader in the 2000s has vanished or degree from a Florida community college
gaigschools and expanding charter 34 percent in 1971. educational attainment un- been reversed by recent im- as recently as the 2009-10 academic year.
and voucher programs. The study attributed the til 1992. But more recently, provements in the, education But since the recession began, Florida
"He couldn't be a worse choice," said increase both to the reces- some European countries attainment of young adults.", leaders have slashed higher education Mike Dowling, a teacher at Emerald Cove.bdesepl- reducing Florida's Middle School in Wellington. "We Florid-.................................. ................................................ higher education funding by about oneians are being forced to 'accept a man ,. .~ ''I T .TA 1n .third during the past five years, promptthat was rejected as too extreme by voters lvlaI'I i-LD aUd e, 13 oaristricts ing colleges to repeatedly raise tuition to
in Indiana." .. FVS.Lm. make up the difference.
Broward schools Sup~erintendent Robert t e *Scott has not committe d any extra
'Runcie, however, said he welcomed Ben-' ne a ra e t ou a is ssaendgtoidclgsinfeiga
'nett's leadership and didn't w orry about n a m e rac $10o0 th o ia i t ttudegee. cleesi ffrn
additional state mandates because "it's By A.soit.ePrsanprprsudtsfrcl Thdprmnts e-. Florida Democrats mocked Scott's
aloodst rcts het hadtodigstne lege and a career. trating on districts where at proposal as an effort to, make Florida
Stcherl evalutions sysem a p fo perne Districts have been named The Obama administration least 40 percent of students colleges "the Walmart of education." In a forace pvlatn, changes, the fCAr and- among five finalists for the U.S. has already awarded more come from low-incomre fami- blog response to Scott's announcement, fteonvegnce ofan comnge oe sCt an Department of Education's new than four billion dollars in lies. Democrats were quick, to point o'ut how
taecnrs. o omo oett Race to the Top competition. Race to the Topgatto1 Fiento2 dsrcs are Republican governors and a Republican* Runcie said Bennett needed to sit down Miami-Dade, Broward, Char- states and the, District of Co- expected to receive four-year dominated Legislature have repeatedly .'i~ speinenensan fgue ut:hwlotte, Manatee, and Seminole lumbia. The Education D6- grants ranging Ifrom five mil- .cut funding to higher~ education, even as
toitivsucoutietesuppor and reouces t county schools are vying for a partment will now focus on lion dollars to $40 million, they espouse its importance to. the state's tipemeonteen gslapotiv an es.cst slice of close to $400 million to granting money to individual Sixty-one finalists have been economy.
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Community gardens becomes a housing trend
-pthe idea of urban agricul- less than a year. in July, requires tenants to
Apartments, ture," says Tim Clemmons, Other developments offer- sign a "green" lease promiscondos digging architect at Mesh Archi- ing gardens for residents to ing to recycle, compost and
tecture who has designed tend include the TELACU minimize energy use.
a 96-unit affordable hous- Residential Management's "It builds community. People
ing project for seniors in St. 75-unit senior housing project have a common activity," says
By Wendy Koch Petersburg, Fla., that will in Rialto, Calif., slated to open Percelay, adding that it also,
contain a community garden Dec. 3 and the luxury condo utilizes spaces in this case,
Richard Rocheleau has a once it's complete in Decem- I building of 144 N. Eighth in the roof- that hadn't been
refrigerator drawer full of ber 2013. Brooklyn, N.Y., which opened used before.
green peppers that he grew at "The concept was to cre- last year. More than a dozen In Washington, D.C., Langshome. But he doesn't have a ate a garden club," he says, apartment buildings by Atlan- ton Terrace Dwellings, an afhouse or a backyard. He lives noting that Campbell Gar- ta-based Post Properties offer fordable housing development
in a condo. dens will offer indoor ameni- garden spaces as an ame- that opened in 1938, added a
His bounty, including root ties such as a'fitness center nity, partly to attract seniors, vegetable garden for residents
veggies such as beets and and library but the garden downsizing from homes, who in 2008. "It's also a teachherbs such as rosemary, sage will serve as the only outdoor I still want to till the soil. ing garden," says Joe Harris,
and parsley, yields from a activity. In the future, he "People who live in our com- executive director of the' Anacommunity garden that's part expects more developments munity are very environmen- costia Community Outreach
of his new green-certified, 52- will shift from focusing on golf tally aware," says Margaret Center, which runs youth
.unit building in Playa Vista, courses to local food. GanderVo, manager of Pringle programs, and a food pantry
Calif. Such gardens are popping -Photo: Joe Harris, Anacostia Community Outreach Center Creek Community in Salem, for area residents. He says
"Growing up, my mom had up not only in new single- Children from the Anacostia Community Outreach Cen- Ore., which has two refur- many of the kidsdidn't reala garden, but I never had my family and luxury condo de- ter Summer Camp show off flowers and herbs raised at the bished greenhouses, a com- ize they could grow their own own until now," says Roche- velopments, where they aim to Langston.Community Garden in Washington, D.C., started munity garden and orchards, food, recalling how one pulled .leau, an administrator at lure green buyers, but also in She says the 32 acres of out an eggplant and declared
Loyola Marymount University new and decades-old afford- four years ago to allow residents to grow their own produce. redeveloped land, home so far -- in astonishment "this is who moved into his three- able housing projects, which Obama putting a garden in at of KB Home Southern Cali- to 11 green-certified single- what I saw in Safewayl" bedroom condo in March. aim to get residents outdoors. the White House," says Bobby fornia, who developed Roche- family homes, will eventually Kenny Butler, a resident
"There's something to be said "This is really about con- Wilson, president of the Amer- leau's Primera Terra build- have dozens more as well a6 who helps teach kids and about eating what you've necting the community," ican Community Gardening ing, which earned the top or duplexes, townhouses and seniors how to tend the
grown... It's a sense of ac- says Nate Kredich of the U.S. Association. He says some platinum rating from the U.S. apartments. garden, says the fall crops
complishment." Green Building Council, a people are now gardening to Green Building Council. "It's not free, but it's some- are coming in: kale, mustard
As the local food movement private group that certifies supplement their food supply "They added to the appeal," thing to differentiate our- greens, turnips, beets and' grows, herb and vegetable eco-friendly buildings., He has while developers are tapping he says, noting the complex selves," says Bruce Percelay, rutabaga. "I've been gardengardens are sprouting as one seen several new residential community revitalization also offers low utility bills, re- founder of The Mount Vernon ing for almost 35 years. It's in of the latest amenities offered developments include gar- funds to incorporate gardens cycled materials, a living wall, Co., of the $20,000 rooftop my blood," says Butler, a reby eco-oriented developers dens, a trend that he wel- as part of landscaping. a room to store bikes and garden he's building atop the tired government worker. "My putting the garden into some comes. "The gardens were one of the electric vehicle charging sta-, 100-unit, energy-efficient Ele- favorite is okra, tomatoes and
"garden" apartments. "I attribute part of the in- most popular things we did," tions in the garage. He says ment apartment building in peppers hot and sweet. I
"It's in the air right now crease to (first lady) Michelle says Steve Ruffner, president the units sold out quickly, in' Boston. The building, opened can live off those."

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R c nRihanna and the Style and should advance to the
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4 present "Styled to Rock," the meet with the rest of the gang
thrown a Stevie Ray Vaughan cable network's first competi- to decide who goes home durGary Clark Jr. song in that medley." tion show, debuting next year. ing the show's 12-week run.
just might be Showoasing with super- After a nationwide search, "Fashion has always played
stars. Clark has landed sev- the pop star will personally an integral part in my life and eral high-profile gigs recently. select a dozen designer look- career," Rihanna said in the'
He guests 6n Alicia Keys' new ing to "take their work to the network's announcement. "I
By Brian Mansfield album, playing on her Fire We next level," the network said am so excited to partner with
Make duet with Maxwell. His Wednesday in a statement, Style Network and share my
Whether he's a modern-day tribute to Buddy Guy during and then give them a chance creative insight with these 12
bluesman or rock 'n' roll guitar the 35th annual Kennedy Cen- to dress "some of the biggest designers and give them this
slinger, Gary Clark Jr. is a ter Honors in Washington will names in entertainment," opportunity to showcase their
musician whose stock is on be part of a television special none of whom were named,. wbrk."
the rise. The Texas guitarist, airing Dec. 26 (9 p.m. ET/PT,
28, has been playing out since CBS). He algo played with the
his teens and now counts Rolling Stones during one of id o g virt r
Eric Clapton, Alicia Keys and their Brooklyn shows earlier
the Rolli'ng Stones among this month. "I had a couple ONLINE DeVry University, an Orlando
his high-profile fans. Clark's friends say they'd never seen continued from 5C based for-profit university, now
first major-label album, Blak -' me smile like that on stage," requires its first year students
and Blu, released in Octo- .i~ Clark says. "I usually keep it startup costs of at least $33 to take classes on campus, afber, debuted at No. 6 on The -Photo: Barry Brecheisen, AP pretty cool, but I lost all cool million for a proposal where ter finding they were not suc~Billboard 200 and has sold Gary Clark Jr. and band perform at the 2012 Voodoo points on that gig." 'multiple institutions would cessful inonline classes, said
84,000 copies. Ain't Messin' L lGoing down to the Cross- create joint programs, to up to Eddie Wachter, dean of aca'Round, a slab of fuzztone- Experience in New Orleans. roads. Clark is booked to play $70 million for starting a new demic programs at the school.
slathered 'funk peppered with be kind of cool. And it looks from guys who did it a while Eric Clapton's Crossroads online university. It could also Studies have found that in rock 'n' soul horns, is No. 22 good." ago." Guitar Festival in April at New take several years to get a new most cases, students do as well
on USA TODAY's Triple A air- All blues. Blak and Blu uses Not the new Hendrix. Clark York's Madison Square Gar- institution running since it in online courses as they do in play chart, the blues as a launching pad shrugs off the "new Jimi Hen- den. His appearance at Clap- would need to go through ac- regular classrooms and actuWho's bad? The first concert for an exploration of musical drix" designation with which ton's festival in 2010 served creditation, ally do better when they use
Clark attended -- the Denver styles ranging from slide- some fans and critics have as his national introduction. Online learning is often a blended 'model, said Robert stop on Michael Jackson's Bad guitar Delta blues (Next Door saddled him. "There's no com- "That was definitely a moment more expensive to operate Lytle, one of the authors of the tour in 1988 -- set the then Neighbor Blues) to punky rock parison, so I don't even give it where I thought to myself, than regular classrooms due' Parthenon study. 4-year-old on his life path. ''n' roll (Travis County) to the any thought," he says. "I shut 'You better keep practicing. to ongoing technology needs. While 'Florida has a fast "That's one of my first memo- title track's hip-hop- and Miles it down immediately, because There are a lot of eyes on you Many Florida universities even growing comprehensive K-12 ries, really," he says. "I just Davis-influenced R&B. "When I've got too much respect for now,' he says. Some of those charge an extra fee for tak- virtual school, online courses remember thinking, 'I want I was growing up, I would go the guy." Blak and Blu, how- eyes belonged to executives ing classes online. At FAU, it's in public collegesand universito do that."' He got his first hang out with older guys at ever, does contain a medley of at Warner Bros. Records who $100 per class. But some of- ties have been a mishmash of guitar, an Ibanez RX20, at age night in blues clubs. We would Hendrix's Third Stone From eventually signed him to a ficials Monday said it's a bad 700 different programs at 39 12'. His primary instrument play Albert King, Freddie King the Sun and If You Love Me deal. Highlights like that sig- idea to charge online students colleges and universities. these days is a cherry-red or T-Bone Walker," he says. Like You Say, a staple of the nificantly improved what oth- more. While it may be theoretically
Epiphone Casino. "I like the "Then I would hang out with late bluesman Albert Collins' erwise could have been a very "It should be no more expen- possible to get entire degrees versatility of it," he says of the friends who were my age, and repertoire. "The first guitar al- bad day, since Clark also got siva than a residential educa- online, the schools don't packhollow-body electric guitar. "It we'd listen to a Wu-Tang Clan bums that I got were Hendrix, a call from his cable company tion or it will drive students age them in a way that makes can be mellow and lowdown, record with 'an Albert King Stevie Ray Vaughan and Al- informing him they were about away," said Joe Glover, provost them attractive for students kind 'of jazzy, or you can crank guitar lick as a sample, They bert Collins," he says. "Those to disconnect his service for at the University of Florida. looking for that option, Lytle it up. It's got a little bite to it. wouldn't connect, but, me, I were major influences that non-payment. "I was like, 'You The board is also looking at said. I love the sound of the P-90 was making the connection. changed the way I listened to know what? I'm fine. I'm about hybrid models that combine or The committee plans to dis(pickups) when you crank There's a common thread in music. I wanted, in my own to get up and play on stage two or more of the recommen- cuss the options further at the them up and you can get a all this stuff. I'm for throwing little way, to say thank you, with Eric Clapton, B.B. King dations or ones that combine Board of Governors next meetlittle feedback, get it to scream in some modern stuff and go- like a tip of the hat. If I could and Buddy Guy. I'm not really online with traditional class- ing, scheduled for Jan. 16 and at you the right way, it can' tig back, too, taking elements have done it, I would have worried about that today.'" room learning. 17.

The Miami Times,

Business r-Inaeq


Broadway gets

his flowers
Liberty City businessman Cuthbert "Broadway" Harewood was
recently commended as an unsung
hero with a proclamation endorsed
by Miami-Dade County' Commissioner Audrey Edmonson. In her
proclamation, Edmonson cited
Harewood's invaluable contributions to the community in which he
-Associated Press was born, raised and now operates '
A shopper chooses a Redbox OVO in Seatle. The compa- his own convenience st6re, among /
ny and Verizon are launching a beta version of their video otherkbusiness venture The Miami N
Jackson Senior High School alum
streaming and rental servicehas worked in concert with Edmon- ED NS 1
son for the past several years and has been instrumental in
Verizon-Redhox ridding NW18tt Avenue-- now officially called Broadway
e i oR d Avenue of persistent drug sales and related violence. As
the CEO of Turn A Coin, Inc, a non-profit business that he
founded, he spearheads routine neighborhood clean up projee a vc ects, provides food to families in need and mentors young
people before that get lost in the juvenile justice system..
Earlier this week, he distributed toys to children from the -Miami Times photo/D: Kevin McNeir
Companies to test streaming/DVD neighborhood. Congratulations Broadway. CUTHBERT "BROADWAY" HAREWOOD
services that-are similar to Netflix H ibl n
By Joan E. Solsman purchase or rental. Redbox Aquin, Haiti native bui bridges
Instant will be available on
Verizon Communications the Web and a wide range of LousHWlk L He has his he continues to lead efforts to
Inc. and Coinstar Inc.'s Redbox devices, including those us- feet firmly help those living in Aquin and
plan to launch a beta version ing Apple Inc. and Google Inc. agriculture is key to thefuture planted on surrounding areas improve
of their online video joint yen- operating systems. The public iscto ._eLII two shores their quality of life through
ture in the next week, with a beta launch will be available By D. Kevin McNeir the Miami resident who holds but says various business ventures.
combination streaming content to customers who receive an kmcneir@miamitizesonline.comn dual citizenship may soon be his heart Since founding a non-profit
and DVD rental package priced email invitation, ahead of a called "Mr. Mayor." Lozandier remains in organization several years
at eight dollars a month. full launch expected early next Most people call Louis is currently running for may- -Haiti. ago, Action Permanente Pour
The venture, announced year. Lozandier "Wilky" but if or of his hometown in Haiti As a busi- Le Developpement D'Aquin
in February, gives.Coinstar Joe Ambeault, chief product things go according to plan, a small town called Aquin. LOZANDIER ness leader, Please turn to HAITI 8D
a foothold in the Web video officer of the joint venture, said
- market where consumers are Redbox Instant isn't trying ..........
flocking, often to the detriment to provide every kind of conof physical rentals like those at tent for everyone. Rather, it is
Redbox, which represents the curating selectively for a target Zuckerberg donates nea
majority of Coinstar's busi- audience, people who want new
releases and some major movie in our next set of projects," Booker sign the most proFor eight dollars a month, classics but are uninterested in gets Zuckerberg said in status gressive teachers contract
a subscriber gets four one- television episodes. "We picked Facebook shares update on his Facebook page. in our country, opening four
night rental credits at Redbox the ones that are best for our It is Zuckerberg's second new district high schools,
kiosks in addition to unlimited target audience, which isn't the By Jon Swartz big donation since he joined 11 new charter schools and
streaming video. For nine dol- entire country," he said. the Giving Pledge, the Bill more," Zuckerberg wrote on
lars monthly, subscribers have Like bigger rival Netflix Inc., SAN FRANCISCO Face- Gates-Warren Buffett orga- his Facebook profile.
the option to get Blu-ray discs Redbox Instant has an agree- book CEO Mark Zuckerberg nization that has asked, the Zuckerberg's donation
atCoinstar's machines. Stan- ment with EPIX to instantly is definitely in the holiday- wealthiest people in the U.S. capped a hectic day f6r Facedard DVD rentals at Redbox stream new releases like The giving mood. to give to worthwhile causes. book.
kiosks are $1.20 each. Hunger Games from EPIX Last Tuesday, he donated Other notable tech leaders Earlier, the company's
Netflix's unlimited streaming partners Lions Gate Entertain- 18 million of his shares in that have contributed include Instagram photo-sharing
product is also eight dollars; ment Corp., MGM and Viacom the social-networking com- Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, division created public outcry
renting one physical DVD at a Inc.'s Paramount Pictures. pany worth nearly $500 AOL co-founder Steve Case with an update to its terms of
time is an additional eight dol- Redbox Instant also has an million to the nonprofit and Microsoft co-founder use agreement that could allars a month. agreement to stream Time Silicon Valley Community Paul Allen. low advertisers to use photos
Customers can also forgo a Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. Foundation, which works in His first centered on educa- of Instagram users.
subscription to the new prod- movies, education and health initia- tion reform with Startup: MARK ZUCKERBERG Instagram said that was
uct-dubbed Redbox Instant Ambeault added that even tives. Education in Newark, N.J. not the intent of the update,
by Verizon-and pick;indi- though Redbox Instant's "In hopeful we'll be able "I'm really proud of the ing leaders like Gov. Chris which is said was misintervidual new releases for online Please turn to VERIZON 8D to have as positive an impact work we've done there, help- Christie and Mayor Cory preted.

A Chanig Nation Hispanicsh .s new aoi
the.US.'s majority?

The Cnsus Breu projects that by 260 Hspanis account for 6
nyon th e pop In th US. Percentage of population by rac Whites to represent 43 percent of63 percent today. In 1960, The population now
o whites made up 85 percent of pected to reach 400 million by
Nv*,,, awaitian and 2012 : 02% U b 206 do n frm.6 perent the U.S., a share-that began 2051, 12 years later than in
otherPadIsander 2060.03% US J percent to fall after immigration limits prior projections. The country
American Ian and i L today, as projected by the census were relaxed in 1965. has about 315 million people
/: ;' ,By Laura Meckler will be in the majority among trend the Census Bureau has The report paints a picture
...ces racial groups, with no one reported before, most recently of a nation becoming consid:t' ; ;:~i~ ;:i: (: I[ :!: !: :By 2060, Hispanics will ac- race representing more than in 2008. But the new report, erably more racially diverse,
1 count for nearly one in three half of the population. The .which extends the bureau's with the portion of Blacks,
18. people in the U.S., nearly white population is projected projections to 2060, show a Asians and people of multiple
Blc oul hersar.fth.opeki.22 nearly 200 moestriking shift toward races all rising, alongside
population today, the Census million and then begin to fall, nonwhites. Hispanics.
ispncof any race i17 ,Bureau said recently in a as older Whites die at a faster Additionally, the report At the same time, the nation
,:,... ,. ,- that carries significant pace than new white babies projects that the overall popu- will grow older, the Census,
E ,, , ,, ........ ....... < :i? i;->' political and cultural implica- aeborn. lation will grow moeslowly Bureau said, with whites
7. : ''i,; l t tions. By 2060, non-Hispanic than previously thought, making up a disproportionate
.. : :::* ; ',:' : ::: The bureau estimates that whites will represent 43 per- based on lower projections for share of the aging population.
SoucrU.S eta.: irea Te Wa1l Street Journal by 2043, whites no longer cent of the U.S., down from both fertility and migration. Please turn to CARDS SD

Poor health costs U.S. billions and Blacks are paying

By St~arla Muhammad and lost productivity in 2009. Urban, League. Policy costs could send it ticular illness or disease," said percent of the Hispanic popuSpecial to the NNPA The price tag for Blacks .was Institute. Health dis- careening not only the report which was prepared lation but 35 percent of the
a whopping $54.9 million fol- parities inflict a sig- now, but in years to by a trio of health policy pro- costs; health disparities reHaving poor health in the lowed by $22 billion for Lati- n~ificant level of illness,i .come. "It is impor- fessors. duced labor market productivU.S.. costs money, and not just nos. And over 90 percent of disability, and death tant for policymak- Other findings of the report ity by $22.3 billion; Hispanics
a small amount, but billions these'same costs felt were in on the nation. In addi- ers and the public included: Blacks .in Midwest- bore the highest costs due to
of dollars. Ultimately, those urban areas. tion to the excess dis- i]to understand the emn urban areas bear a dis- lower productivity ($9.8 bilcosts are heaped on the backs This among other issues ease and death, health ,.economic burden proportionate share of health lion) followed by Blacks ($9.6
of poor and minority commu- makes eliminating health dis- disparities also impose ... of illness and dis- care spending they are 6.5 billion). nities, parities a national issue, ac- a significant economic ........... ease. Cost of ill- percent of minority adults, but It will take the collective ef* Health disparities as a whole, cording to "The State of Urban burden on society said ness studies help bear 15.5 percent of health care forts of community based or-.,
which disproportionately af- Health: Eliminating Health report findings. MUHAMMAD policymakers make spending costs: for Hispanics, ganizations, individuals and
fect Blacks and Latinos cost Disparities to Save Lives and And for a nation .judgments about those living in the Northeast governmental policies, workthe U.S. economy $82.2 billion Cut Costs," the recently re- teetering close to the edge of the size of investment society bear a disproportionate share ing in tandem to strategize in direct health care spending, leased report by the National the "fiscal cliff," rising health should make to combat a par- of health care costs with 14.1 Please turn to H-EALTH4 SD


These gift cards can help for college Blacks bear health costs
By Hadley Malcolm Both offer gift cards that both her sons, ages five and countries, to help them start HEALTH and $363.1 billion in sizing Medicaid expanare catching on as alterna- seven, a couple months ago or maintain businesses. 2050. If the ble in Medicaid ispa
"Just send money" may be tives to traditional holiday and is asking relatives to Card recipients browse continued from 7D 2050. If the Affordable sion. Medicaid is a
Care Act is successful major source of health
an oft-attributed young adult gifts. give GradSave gift cards through online profiles to
phrase, especially around GradSave has seen a instead of toys for Christmas choose to whom to lend. on effective ways to in expanding private care coverage for
the holidays, but several "drastic increase" in gift this year. Since the start of Novem- address health dis- insurance and Med- Blacks in the U.S.
companies are now helping card purchases in the past GradSave is trying to help ber, Kiva has sold more than parties. The spend- icaid coverage costs Other recommendagift-givers do just that. month, says spokeswoman parents "start saving as 18,000 gift cards. Last year, ing and investment in will continue to go up tions included health
And instead of sending Samantha McShine. The soon as possible," says CEO Kiva Card purchases made programs are "mod- if factors influencing insurance enrollment
someone a check that may site links to members' 529 Marcos Cordero, who calls during the holiday season est" compared to the health disparities are campaigns that tarnever be put toward its college savings plans and the cards 'a "meaningful made up'60 percent of the action or cuts and report. ing community-based
intended purpose, online offers digital and physical stocking stuffer." total value of all cards purcompanies such as Grad- gift cards that come with Other sites, such as Kiva, chased in 2011, says spokes- eliminating current Recommendations groups that can proSave and Kiva have systems redemption codes that recipi- let you give microloans man Jason Riggs. programs will cost the included in the report mote effective health
in place that let you make ents enter online to transfer through gift cards starting This- is the third year Tom country in the long to eliminate dispari- programs, increasing direct donations to a child's the money. at $25. Microloans go to low- Shalvarjian will give Kiva run notes the report. ties and "help real- the number of minor529 college savings plan or a Natasha Duwin, 46, set income borrowers and entre- Cards to family friends for Based on current ize the 'the ity health care profesmcoonupGradSave accounts for preneurs, often from foreign the holidays, trends health dispari- ACA" include protect- sionals and fully fundmicroloan. up Gties will cost the U.S. ing Medicare in the ing community health
$126 billion- in 2020 budget and incentiv- worker programs.

Job hunters: Polish that online image Redbox moves to online

Yes, these photos them tidy up their virtual % dent Marie Artim.
presence. 7 w Capu e wrestle into any lead- ment model is another.
can haunt you "They are creating a brand focus on helping students VERIZON wre stle in admnt m o inand image, whether they Percentage who and alumni build a profes- continued from 7D. ership position in a advantage for CoinBy Mary Beth Marklein realize it or not," says Ohio expect employers to sional presence on social- field populated by big- star. Unlike operators
State University marketing e media sites. "It helps you library is selective, the ger competitors like like Netflix, which pay
At a time when jobs are instructor Melissa Fisher. look at their profiles stand out from the crowd," venture consolidates Netflix and Amazon. large sums for deep
hard to come by and it's easy Philosophies vary among says Torrey Trust, a gradu- all video-viewing op- com Inc. caches of content, Redto dig up information that employers about whether to ate student at UC-Santa tions-physical rent- However, analysts box Instant buys conmight embarrass a job can- check into the virtual lives .39 Barbara who co-leads a als, streaming, down- also note a subscrip- tent on a per-subscribdidate, some college career of applicants. A 2009 sur- workshop on how to build a loadable movies for tion model can bring er basis.
centers are offering tips and vey by Cross-Tab Market- ge digital reputation. purchase and video- Coinstar revenue with "Because they only
tools to help students put ing Services found that 70 approve of employers Briget Arndell, 24, a 2011 on-demand rentals reliability, something pay for content as the
their best digital footprint percent of 275 U.S. recruit- looking at their profiles graduate of UC-Santa Bar- without subscription- particularly desirable subscribers are added, forward. ers said they have rejected bara, says Trust's workshop in one place, unlike ri- after this summer's their upfront risk is
Villanova. University near candidatesbased on infor- Sourc:Surveyof 13,715 seniorsNational was an eye-opener. When vals. paucity in new-DVD very low," Wold said.
Philadelphia.offers students mation they found online. In (Associationof Collegesand Employers in she first Googled herself, the As a consumer, "you releases and viewing Redbox Instant doesn't a one-credit course on man- a survey this year of about spring.... search turned up "really old don't have to cobble distraction from the need to be aggresaging their online identity. 2,300 hiring managers by candidate. stuff on there from ninth this together, any- Olympics hurt Redbox sive to compete and
Southern Methodist Uni- CareerBuilder an employ- Enterprise Rent-A-Car, grade," she says. Using a free more," he said. growth rates. it doesn't need. to disversity in Dallas and the ment and training company which expects to hire 8,500 version of BrandYourself. Analysts have been B. Riley analyst Eric place Netflix or AmaUniversity of California-San- owned by Gannett, which new college graduates in com, she boosted her visibil- skeptical that the new Wold said Redbox In- zon to be beneficial, he
ta Barbara addressed the owns USA TODAY- 37 2012-13, recommends that ity by creating positive, up- product will be able to stant's content-pay- added.
issue in similar workshops percent said they look at ap- recruiters not conduct online to-date content that pushed this fall. plicants' social-networking searches involving entry- outdated information further CITY OF MIAMI
Career centers at Syracuse sites. Of those, 12 percent level positions. "We would down when search engines (N.Y.) University and Johns said they were looking for prefer to stick to the things look for her name. Now, for Hopkins University in Balti- reasons not to hire the that are tried and true and instance, a-Google search NOTICE OF 2013 CITY COMMISSION MEETING DATES
more are offering students at person and 34 percent said verifiable vs. just a Web highlights Arndell's service no charge a Web tool, called they found information that search that could bring back last year as an AmeriCorps, to help caused them not to hire a anything," says Vice Presi- volunteer.

Florida credit iiiois healthy, growing
By Doreen Hemlock to reach 4.7 million mem- members by 7.9 percent bump in deposits and 15 Beginning with the January 10, 2013 Commission Meeting, the regularly for the first time. That throughthe firstthreequar-" percent increase in loans uled meetings of the Miami City Commission will be on the second and fourth Forida:s credit nions a-re markedd five straight quar- terms this year. Plus, they are next year. Thursdays of each month, with the exception of both November meetings, which
healthier than the U.S. av- ters of record growth in increasing'loans for homes Sun Credit Union, based will be on the third Thursday of November and both December mee~ngserage and growing steadily, membership, according to -and autos,' as consumer in Hollywood, also sees will be on the second Thursday of December. All meetings will be Zt9:0
two new reports show. the League of Southeastern confidence rises, the league gains next year. 1t. expects at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida. For the specific
Credit rating agency Credit Unions.,' said in a statement. loans to rise three percent dates of 2013 Commission Meetings, go to the City of Miami's website at www.
,BauerFinancia -of Coral Florida's credit unions are Tropical Financial Credit to -four percent, as the re- or call the Agenda Office at (305) 416-2070.
Gables ra.ed credit unions faring well '-for several rea- Union, based in Miramar, cent wave of mortgage refiin Florida as 82 percent sons. shows the lending trend. nancing' ebbs, said Patrick All interested persons are invited to attend. Should any person desire to appeal
recommendedd", and.. just 'Y -.Fbr .starters, the me- "Were seeing a pickup on Mason, who leads the credit any decision of the City. Commission with respect to any matter considered at
2.5 percent "toibled and ber-owned, nonprofit co- the mortgage loan and busi- union of roughly 6,000 these meetings, that pers6n shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedproblematic" as of Sept. 30. operatives tend to charge ness loan side of things, members and $60 million ings is made, Including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may
That's an improvement from lower fees than commercial said Rihard Helber, who in assets. Business should be based (F.S. 286.0105).
75 perc ..ent "recommend d" banks. They are capitahiz- leads the credit union of be helped by the introduc-and 4 percet "t'roubled and ing on consumer frustration roughly 54,000 members tion of mobile banking, Ma- In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needi problematic" a ,year earlier. with rising fees at for-profit and $482 million in assets. son said. ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
ii se t rating-banks and benefiting from He estimates Tropical Fi- Mostly small and' not Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) no later than two (2) business
th e S average for' growing public awareness nancial's -motgge poduc- much. involved in commer- days prior to the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3)
crdit unions: 76 percent aboutcredit unions as a hon rose 40 percent this cial real-estate loans, credit business days prior to the proceeding.
recommended"- and three nancial option. year, although. thel credit unions were less exposed
perent:"troubled: and prob- Credit unions also .are union has been selling off and less' affected' than (#19289) Dwight S. Danie
lemhatic," according to Bau-~ gaining fro6m iceased loan those mortgages.. -banks by Florida's real-es- City Clerk
,erFinancial. I activity as the U.S. economy For 2013, Tropical Finan- -tate crunch. Florida banks
In ,n the-third quarter, improves. cial sees growth, too. Helb'er are less healthy than the
Florida credit unions add- Florida s credit unions forests a f2 percent gain U.S. average, accorditio
,ed 35,000 nhew Members boosted business loans to in members, four percent' BauerF~inancial. Ele tio No ic

The Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board will convene at the Office of the Supervisor of Elections,
n runs, a 2700 N. W. 87th Avenue, Miami, Florida. The Canvassing Board is convening on these dates to
conduct the Coventry Street Lighting Improvement Special Taxing District Election (Mail Ballot) to

HAITI support of his project. Spe- but for national and over- ing past. In colonial times it beheld on January 10, 2013.
continued from 7D cifically, APDA focuses on seas markets," he said. was a town buzzing with life ITIME V ITY
areas that include: agricul- "But there are other things both because of its role. Wednesday, 1/2/13 1. Logic and Accuracy Test of the optical scan voting systems to be [APDA], Wilky has _4been a ture, reforestation and farm- that we must address for as a commercial leader for 1:0a. used for paper ballots
one-man team returning ing, both in urban and rural our sisters and.- brothers coffee and because it had a to Haiti almost monthly and communities, in Aquin including sorely- stronghold fortress that was Thursday, 1110/13 1. Pre-count Logic and Accuracy Test of the optical scan system used
meeting with elected offi- "Agriculture remains our needed health care, making instrumental in keeping the 3:00 p.m. for paper ballots
cials here in Miami including major concern," he said. available an adequate and French from taking back 2. Bulctno allots opniganedessin
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Spence-Jones and County people how to plant and drinking and better educa- culture still mix in everyday 5. Unofficial results
Commissioner Audrey Ed- harvest products not only tion for youth. Aquin has a life but change is equally monson for their advice and for personal and local use proud legacy and a fascinat- needed." -Friday, 1/11/13 1. Canvassing of presumed invalid ballots
Canvassing: 2. Tabulation of results completed
W hi es to be e m ve m a or ty eth ic t10:00am 3. Certification of Officia results by the County Canvassing Board
asto completion 4. Post-count logic and accuracy test of the optical scan system used
for paper ballots
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By 2056, people age 65 and U.S. were white. House. But the share of non- to support aging boomers in matter considered at a meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and therefore will
older are projected to out- I think the fundamental white voters hit a record, and retirement, among other ima- nedtesuehaavrbimecdofhepceigssmd.
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er working-age adults will be graphic shift," said Deepak The population shifts also well beyond politics. High 'Supervisor of Elections
in the labor force to support Bhargava, executive director pose fresh policy challenges school dropout rates among Miami-Dade County Florida
retirement and medical ben- of the Center for Community for Washington, said William Hispanics are higher than efits for the aging. The work- Change, a Hispanic advoca- Frey, a demographer at the they are for whites or Blacks, ing-age share of the popula- cy group in Washington. "We Brookings Institution. Older, posing new challenges for I. .s. 11 *[ ".s...' *'" P
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older, whiter ones, whose in- within the Republican Party he said, such as funding for stones. Second- and third- EN TH ICOV INEOFMPY EW AERBXS
terests may be at odds. Un- on how to better appeal to education, student loans or generation Americans are FIGHTING THE WEATHER AND HUNTING DOWN BACK COPIES
derscoring the shifts is the minorities. GOP presidential housing. more likely to intermarry 61 4
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that by 2018, whites will no the white vote last month by who support that funding creating new generations of


Inkling diversifies the future of e-books
Institute of America, was re- shiny new iPads, and all Apple ence. There's so much more
M multimedia iad leaked in 2011 and has quietly and Amazon can sell them is that publishers can do. This
surpassed one million dollars black-and-white text. People didn't seem like something
books s up in revenue. In response, in the want video and illustrations Amazon would do, so we bet
By Jefferson Graham last two months, Inkling has and interactivity." \ on Inkling."
rolled out some 100 general Dan Reynolds, CEO of Storey
SAN FRANCISCO With the interest titles, including books Books, which specializes in THE TEXTBOOK MARKET
launch of the first iPad, former on gardening, food, photog- illustrated how-to titles, was Maclnnis says Inkling's textApple executive Matt Maclnnis raphy and travel, to give folks eager to give Inkling a try."The books are available at 1,000
had a brainstorm: multimedia illustrated-reading options for current formats don't do il- campusbookstores. Many are
textbooks for the new device, their iPads, iPhones and the lustrated books justice," he sold on a per-chapter basis (at
with video, photos and audio. Web. (No Android access yet says. "Inkling can really i nake two dollars to $12 a pop). He
First released in 2010, his look for it in 2013.) an illustrated book look as rich says Inkling text and trade
Inkling textbooks won over "If you go to Amazon and online as ... on paper." book sales have surpassed
lots of students, who loved look at some of the products Just two years old, Inkling "multiple millions of dollars"
the high-definition approach that are available there, what has raised $31 million in since launching. With 400
to learning. But publishers you are essentially seeing is funding from several firms, titles available today, he hopes
weren't as eager to jump in as a $10 text file," says Macln- including Sequoia Capital and to have thousands next year.
he had hoped. So Maclnnis be- nis. While that form of e-book Tenaya Capital. The most recent statistics
gan targeting another under- works for novels, it's not so Bryan Schreier, a partner available from the American
servePhoto Jefferson Graham USA TA with Sequoia, says he was in- Association of Publishers

for consumers, that need photos and videos to books and making it happen items this year, Maclnnis trigued with the idea of Inkling pegged the textbook market at
Inkling's first test of a con- help tell the story, he says. for consumers." predicts some (non-children's) when Maclnnis pitched it to $15 billion and the consumer
sumer title, The Professional "We're taking all the technol- With tablets expected to book buyers "will be disap- him "because reading doesn't. trade market at $14 billion in Chef ($49.99) by The Culinary ogy we were applying to text- be one of the best-selling gift pointed when they open their have to be a low-fidelity experi- 2010.

Family cars safer than luxury,

lower as a group.
IHS:A mystery Safety features such as
why Pricie ars crash protection and air
y ric r s bags are top selling points

didn't do better for all cars these days,
especially family sedans.
By Chris Woodyard But makers often give their
pricier, luxury cars even
More mass-market mid- more exotic safety features,
size family cars got passing such as infrared systems
marks than did luxury cars that detect pedestrians or
in a relatively new crash test animals in the darkness or
designed to show how well costly carbon-fiber strucvehicles protect passengers tural elements. Thus, Rader
when they crash into a nar- says, it'd be logical for them
row object, the insurance to perform better.
industry's safety arm says Chuck Thomas, Honda's
today. chief engineer for safety,
Of 18 moderately priced said in an interview that
midsize cars tested from the -Photo: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety fhe team saw hints of IIHS' '"ha m s" "-..l
2013 model year, 13 were The Honda Accord undergoing the new Insurance In- plans for a new test as far Pres., O.Lla to lau nch
.rated good or acceptable stitute for Highway Safety's new 20 percent front offset back as 2009 so it could in anew kind of crash test crash test. Only the Accord and Suzuki Kizashi scored design the changes into _So sr.arm s
engineered by the Insurance "good" among midsize family sedans in the test. the new family sedan. "It's U .
Institute for Highway Safety., something we've been folOnly three of 11 midsize is a more severe frontal test are actually dying in real- lowing for some time," he By Wendy Koch overall deal to avert the "fiscal
2012 luxury cars tested ear- than those in the battery of world crashes." says. cliff." Yet Congress and President
lier got those ratings. government crash tests. He says that the family He says the team got To help launch the U.S. off- Obama have yet to reach such a
The "narrow offset" test "About 10,000 deaths a sedans generally are newer existing safety structures shore wind industry, the Obama deal.
involves- crashing a car so year are in frontal crashes and makers such as Honda in the new Accord's body to administration announced Lund- To buoy offshore wind's that its front corner 20 and about one-fourth of were able to design improve- work better in conjunction ing lastWednesday for seven chances for success, environpercent of its front end those are 'narrow offset,'" ments to meet the new with each other and used projects and environmental mental groups announced last
- strikes a vertical, thin says IIHS spokesman Russ test. Otherwise, he says, more high-strength steel, groups said they've agreed with Wednesday that they reached object such as a pole or a Rader. "We think it is impor- it's a mystery as to why the which also reduced the car's developers on how to protect agreement with wind developers tree at 40 miles an hour. It tant to look at how people luxury group would score weight. endangered North Atlantic right to protect North Atlantic right
whales. whales. The voluntary measures
The Department of Energy said would reduce or avoid the noise
Apple vls. Google bythebers the funding, up to $168 million of weather tower construction
Over six years, will expedite the during peak migration periods.
development of the nations' first Such sound could disrupt whale
It gets they ship or how thick the shorter term have actu- Capital IQ. That -outstrips offshore wind farms. None are communication, migration and
the screens on their tablets ally gained more on- a rela- the 32 P-E of Google based operational yet, but nine have feeding. srartphone sales are, investors are digging" tive basis than Apple inves- on the same measure. i.eached the advanced develop- "We share with these leading
through the numbers to see tors have. Google stock's Profitability and- d- ment phase and 24 more are in developers a common objecBy Matt Krantz how the two measure up in. compound average annual nancial resources. Apple's earlier stages. .- tive to get offshore wind up and
terms of: growth rate works out to 30 early lead in smartphones "The 'United States has te- running as quickly as possible
Apple's 'latest technol- performancec, percent, well above Apple's. and savvy marketing ,has mrdu napdceneeg sakyto ntefgtaant
te~n0N toc" mendous untapped clean energy as a key tool in the fight against

ogy defeat at the hands of 'There's no question that 'Yet, this year so far, Apple afforded it a giant war chest sources," Energy Secretary Ste- climate change," Tricia Jedele Google, most recently in the while Google may. be beat- investors have again been on of cash and profit. The com- ven Chu said in the announce-_ of the Conservation Law Founarea of'maps, is underscor- ing Apple in terms of sell- ,top. Despite the 30 percent pany generated $41.7 billion ment. He noted the department's dation Rhode'Island said'in a Ing how the two tech titans ing smartphones, the battle decline in Apple shares from in profit on $156.5 billion projection that offshore wind statement. 'aregoing head-to-headin a' on Wall Street has tilted in their high, they're still up 39 in revenue over the past 12 "offers more than 4,000 gigawatts The accord was reached betechg battle where the stakes Apple's favor. Long-term percent this year. Google's months enviable profit mar- of electricity potential four tween her.'group, the National loom large. Apple investors have pulled 2012 rise: nine percent. gins equaled by few firms. times the nation's current total Wildlife Federation, the Natural
Both Apple (AAPL) and in one of the greatest all- Market value. When it Such rich profits have ac- generation. Last year, land-based Resources Defense Council and
g G) are increas' :time hauls in investing his- comes to market value, no cumulated to give the cor- wind power accounted for a third three mid-Atlantic wind develingly becoming the tech ti- tory. The stock went public company can compete with pany cash and short-term of new electrical capacity, and' opers: Deepwater Wind Energy tans poised to dominate on Dec. 12, 1980, at $22 a Apple. Apple is by far the investments' of $29.1 bil- 70 percent of its equipment was Management Inc (owner of Cape the area of mobile Internet share. After'Adjusting for the most valuable company in lion, not to mention its $92 made in the United States. Wind in Massachusetts) and access and devices. That stock's three splits, Apple's the world, valued at nearly billion in additional long- The funding comes amid tur- NRD Bluewater Wind. leaves investors to wonder iper-share IPO price was $500 billion.. That's more term" investments. That's moil'in the U.S. wind industry. The Oba a administration, hihcmpany is best posi- $2.75. Today, thoe shares thar double the $230 billion a cash pile few companies A lucrative federal tax credit which aims to get 80 percent of
tindin wat's increasinigly are 'trading for $529.69, an' valuation of Google. can rival, including Google that helped propel its. recent thenation's electricity from clean
loiglke-a winners-take- increase of 19,150 percent, And .with its premium with' $44 billion in cash boom faces' expiration at the energy sources by 2035, has
al ;akt that,'rewards just ".or :nearly 18 .percent a year market, value, Apple's shares 'and short-term investments end of this month. A, bipartisan, taken several steps to develop
afew'pla'yers,. -compounded.. Google,' on %lso command a premium 'but a' scant one billion .dol- grt olamksisphnga ehooisadepdteesWhile lay people like 6 the other hand, 'went' pub-'' valuation relative to Google, lars in'.1ong-term invest- gofnlaakerte sias pusho a'ing fehologisr a nd predteshandicap the race between 'lic Aug. 25, 2004, at $85' a' at least based on one mea-. ments. Google's net income on-erxtsinaprtfan igorfshewndrjcs.
Apple and Google based on share. Those shares are now sure. Apple trades for 44.2 of $10.6 billion on revenue of ';things such as. the' num-2 'worth $702.70, representing times, its trailing earnings $47.5 billion doesn't reach ber o0f smartphone apps. .a 725 percent increase.', per share excluding ex- even half what Apple has

N'By Matt Krantz common on networks from larger
mplayerslike Verizon, AT&T, Sprint S r n r sta ran a s Sprint, the number three wireless and T-Mobile.
By Alexaiider E.M. Hess search firm Technomic Inc., dominated by new competi- tween 2001 and 2011, while telecom carrier, is buying the rest of Sprint is a distant third wlth 56 and Michael B. Sauter 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 'tion within the segment." Damon's sales fell by more rival Clearwire it doesn't own, sig-. million subscribers, behind AT&T
10 large restaurant chains The type of cuisine these than 75 percent. naling consolidation of a fast-grow- with 105 million and Verizon with
In the past 10 years, some with the biggest decline in restaurants offer has also Qther chains are in seg- ing area of technology. 94.2 million, according to The Asof America's biggest food locations and sales between played a major role in their ments that are doing fine, The buyout is worth $2.90 a sociated Press. chains have lost more than 2001 and 2011. decline. In the case of bar- but the restaurant is losing share, a considerable premium Sprint uses Clearwire's network
50 percent of their sales Restaurant brands are becue establishments such out to newer chains with from Clearwire's $2.75 a share clos- to provide "Sprint 4G," but it's as they closed hundreds of facing new challenges, Dar- as Damon's and Tony Ro- exciting brands and new of- ing price last Wednesday. building its own 4G network at the
locations nationwide. ren Tristano, executive vice may's, competition isn't the ferings. TCBY, the frozen yo- The move, where Sprint is buying same time.
These restaurants, which president of Technomic, told problem. Rather, the barbe- guort chain that experienced the remaining 49 percent of Clear- Earlier this week, shares of Clearinclude former American 24/7 Wall St. in an inter- cue segment as a whole is meteoric growth starting in wire it didn't already own, comes wire spiked after CNBC and The staples such as Big Boy, view. "What's happening performing poorly because the 1980s, has been cool- just months after.Sprint got a $20.1 Wall Street Journal, citing unPonderosa and Bennigan's today is that the contem- its a necessarily limited .ing off for years. Traditional billion cash infusion from Japan's named sources, said an offer was in have not been able to main- porization of restaurants is cuisine. Tristano explained ice cream chains such as Softbank in exchange for a control- the works. tain a steady crowd. They creating a new breed, a new that this is in large part due Coldstone Creamery have ling stake. Sprint Nextel, based in Over-'
have failed to update their generation of restaurant in to the fact. that barbecue eaten into its sales, as have The Clearwire buyout, which had land Park, Kan., rolled part of its brand or menu options. As a competitive environment." typically tends to attract new frozen yogurt establish- been rumored, was confirmed in a own operations into Clearwire in a result locations have been The struggling brands, male customers more than ments such as Pinkberry. regttlatory filing with the SEC. 2008, gaining a stake of just over closed in favor of a new gen- Which ,"tend to be older in women. It also isn't a meal In 2001, there were 1,777 Clearwire was struggling finan- 50 percent. But Clearwire's weak fieration of eateries. Based nature," Tristano said "have diners tend to eat every day. TCBY locations across the- cially as it faced large costs to up- nancials threatened to drag Sprint on data provided by food not kept up with current Tony Roma's sales declined country. By 2011, there were grade its network to keep up with down with it, and Sprint reduced its industry consulting and re- generations, or have been by more than 70 percent be- just 405. .fast mobile Internet speeds, now stake to less than 50 percent.


Lenders OK deals before foreclosure, report says
off on the deal because they ers of second mortgages, who If more short sales, are apBanks boost sales are accepting less than the ,. hold out on approving short proved, banks could be forced
for homeowners outstanding mortgage balance. ,, sales because they don't have to record losses on home-equiWhile short sales help borrow- the right to foreclose on prop- ty debt. The biggest holders of
By Alan Zibel ers avoid foreclosure and are erties and are seeking ways to second mortgages in the U.S.
thus thought to be in the broad get paid. "It isn't a lot to offer," are Bank of America Corp.,
Homeowners could soon have interest of the lending industry he said. Wells Fargo & Co., J.P. Moran easier time selling their. and the economy, real-estate
agents and home sellers have derwater mortgages guaran- Inc. Representatives of all four
owe on their mortgages, under long complained that they are ... 1 teed by Fannie and Freddie, banks declined to comment.
new guidelines from a federal lengthy and difficult to coin- which back the bulk of U.S. Mortgage holders have alhousing regulator and mort- plete. home loans. The FHFA has ways needed to ensure that
gage-finance giants Fannie Short sales typically sell for the authority, as regulator for a short-sale agreement .is leMae and Freddie Mac. a 10 percent -discount to ordi- Fannie and Freddie, to force gitimate and competitive, as
The Federal Housing Finance nary homes, compared with a changes on the lending indus- there have been. problems with
Agency announced measures 30 percent discount for foreclo- Homeowners whose property values have fallen could try., fraudulent sales.
to make "short sales" of under- sures, said Sam Khater, deputy have an easier time selling the home for less than the out- The housing regulator didn't After seeing her income retowae horses" funder- estimtehwcmayopepletucedandeunnigespcred
water homes easier for hom-' chief economist at real estate standing mortgage amount under changes to be announced wouldat now qualiy f o l hrtitcard adt unne Gotted eowners, including extending data firm CoreLogic Inc. would now qualify for short it-card debt, Suzanne Gott,
help to people who have fi- One part of the plan is for by a federal housing regulator. sales, but about 4.6 million a 63-year-old in Mansfield,
nancial difficulties but haven't Fannie and Freddie to place a prevent the mortgage holders they saw fit: borrowers with loans backed Mass., listed her home for a
missed mortgage payments. $6,000 cap on the amount of from haggling over their slice of Guy Cecala, publisher of In- by Fannie or Freddie are un- short sale in June, asking for
In a short sale, holders of first money holders of second mort- the home-sale proceeds. Those side Mortgage Finance, a trade derwater, with 80 percent of $149,000 even though she and second mortgages, such as gages can receive when the second-lien holders would still publication, said $6,000 may those homeowners having owes $200,000 on the prophome-equity loans, must sign sale is completed, as a way to be able to reject the sales if not be enough for many hold- missed no mortgage. payments. erty.

NYSE acquired in $8.2 billon deal

ICE says it will headquarters in estimated earnings The main attraction for,
Atlanta and New bump of 15 percent ICE is not NYSE Euronext's
keep floor open York, and stressed in year one. The deal equity business -- which
that it has no is expected to close has been in decline since
By Adam Shell current plans to next year pending the 2009 financial crisis
shut down the regulatory approval. and which has been hurt by
NEW YORK -The par- NYSE's famous ICE estimates $450 the shift to electronic tradent company of the two- trading floor, a million in cost sav- ing, RBC Europe analyst
century-old New York Stock move cheered by SPRECHER ings in year two, as Peter Lenardos notedin a
Exchange, best known for its U.S. Sen. Charles redundancies are research note. ICE is targetstock trading business and Schumer (D-NY). eliminated, which is ing its London-based LIFFE
iconic trading floor, has been ."They have assured me they key given reduced trading derivative exchange, which acquired for $8.2 billion by will keep the floor open," volumes and higher regula- will enable U.S.-based ICE InterContintenalExchange, said Schumer. "I am pleased tory costs. to "gain access" to Europe's
a 12-year-old upstart that they will keep the New York "This transaction lever- sought-after futures and specializes in commodities, Stock Exchange name and ages the strength of our options business. The new. futures and derivatives trad- protect the brand." iconic brand," said Duncan exchange will also be-able -Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
ing. ICE is acquiring the Niederauer, CEO of NYSE to better compete with the House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi honews conference to
The deal marks the lat- NYSE's parent NYSE Euron- Euronext. "We are bringing CME Group, a U.S. competi- discuss the "fiscal cliff." est chapter in the quickly ext for $33.12 a share, 38 together two highly comple- tor that runs runs a huge changing and increasingly percent above Wednesday's mentary'businesses." dervivatives business via
global exchange business, close. Shares closed Thurs- A person walks past the ownership of the Chicago The business of buying and day at $32.25. ICE shares New York Stock Exchange on Mercantile Exchange and selling securities has been rose $1.79 to $130.10., July 2, 2007. The New York Chicago Board of Trade. to M medicare
revolutionized in the past The deal marries NYSE Stock Exchange is being "Our transaction ... of- -lan raise age
decade by tech innovations Euronext's global stock and. sold to a rival exchange for ferp a range of growth that. have reduced the need derivatives franchises with $8 billion, ending more than opportunitieswhile enhancfor human traders, sped up ICE's global clearing house two centuries of indepen- ing competition in U.S. and GOP cuts seniors' through new insurance exchangtrade executions to millisec- business and -its commodity dence. The buyer, Intercon- European markets and es. It asks them to foot the bill
onds and paved the way for and derivatives exchanges. tinentalExchange Inc., is broadening our ability to ad- benefits in exchange to cover the cost of insuring the
the creation of ever-sophisti- ICE's futures trading busi- based in Atlanta. The deal dress new markets and offer many 65- and 66-year-olds who
cated trading strategies. ness includes commodities still needs approval from innovative products and ser- for taxes on the rich would enter the system at the
While ICE is a rising star ranging from coffee to coal regulators and shareholders. vices on a global platform," same time.
in the exchange world, it and crude oil to currencies. Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY said ICE 'chairman and CEO By Nancy Pelosi As one expert, Paul N. Van de
said it will operate dual The merger will result in an Fullscreen Jeffrey Sprecher. Water of the Center for Budget
The scenario is not so far- and Policy Priorities,'has noted,
fetched: an American worker taking this step "would not only
nears retirement. Her 65th birth- fail to constrain health care costs
Spending cause concern day is drawing close. She's paid across the economy; it would ininto Medicare her entire life, ex- crease them." In fact, the Kaiser
lufe Americans are feeling the ,to fear the risks of "going pecting it to be there to cover her Family Foundation estimates that
COnsmers fear least financially secure in over the fiscal cliff" just like health care in her golden years higher state and private sector
fiscal cliff, curb a year. business leaders are, said just like it was for her parents. costs would be twice as large as
The website's Financial Greg McBride, Bankrate's She's worked hard and played the total federal savings.
Security Index dropped to senior financial analyst. by the rules. She's upheld her The overall impact, according
a 2012 low. For the second -t'iK President Barack Obama end of the bargain, and her to Van de Water, is that "total
By Donna Gehrke-White month in a row, all five and Congress have to reach children's and' grandchildren's health care costs would rise,
components in the survey an agreement to avert all economic security depends on a some seniors would end up. unA third of Americans fell, from job security to the Bush tax cuts .from strong, sustainable Medicare. insured, and many would face
are cutting back spending overall financial situation. being eliminated Jan. 1 as But, when the time comes, unaffordable out-of-pocket costs."
because of their fears over Indeed, Americans are well as steep federal budget' she's faced with a system that's
the so-called fiscal cliff -- if currently feeling worse cuts from taking effect dur- changed and where the goal posts MOST VUNERABLE TO SUFFER
Wathington can't agree on about their job security, F, ing the new year.. have moved because Republicans Put another way: raising the
a compromise, according to savings, debt, net worth "The combination of in Congress demanded that the Medicare age asks the most
a new poll from Palm Beach and overall financial situ- tax hikes and significant eligibility age for Medicare rise. It vulnerable citizens to pay more
County-based Bankrate. ation than they did a year spending cuts would push was their trophy in the talks on with little to show for it in terms
com. ago, the survey found. A the economy into recession, the fiscal cliff the price they of long-term deficit reduction or
One in three polled said University of Florida survey PRESIDENT BARACK and one-third of consumers asked seniors to pay before they more affordable care, for seniors
they have reined in spend- found consumer confidence OBAMA are already beginning to voted to ask the wealthiest to pay or anyone else. It increases
ing in the last 30 days in the state had dropped in cut back on spending due their fair share. health spending across-thewhile another Bankrate. November in part because cliff. to the looming uncertainty," Americans have not had to deal board. It takes money but of the
Scomn survey found that of anxiety over the fiscal Consumers are beginning McBride said. with the reality of this scenario pockets of a small slice of Amerisince the advent of Medicare cans.
ex en g mi g EO co tr ct more than 45 years ago. Yet in We can do better -and we
Se m n o esthe talks to avert the fiscal cliff, have. Democrats are the only
S r iolse te dg nci.CE on r c the idea of raising the Medicare ones who have enacted a plan
age is central to the Republican that extends the Solvency of
CEO has overseen revenue boom record years, and it's truly a meeting about a month ago proposal. There's just one criti- Medicare without cutting benefits
privilege to work for the Sem- and was released to placate cal problem: It doesn't work. It through the Affordable Care Act. By NickSortal .had seven months remaining mole Tribe and see them con- investors. He also acknowl- doesn't have public support. Make no mistake: Democrats
on his current contract. tinue to grow," he said. edged that there had been in- It's unfair. And it doesn't lower are ready to discuss even more The SeminoleTribe of Flor- -Hard Rock International The tribe also announced dustry whispers that he and health expenditures., savings that extend the life of
ida, apparently content with has grown to 178 venus in contract extensions and ex- the Seminoles would- part, Such a proposal is a reflection Medicare without hurting benrecord revenues and massive 55 countries, including 139 pansions of Allen's manage- but "in our business there's -of the broader Republican plan: eficiaries. We should reduce expansion, announced a five- cafes and 18 hotels. The ment team. Hard Rock Inter- always rumors like that." an assault on the middle class, health expenditures and build on year contract extension 'for Seminoles operate seven ca- national CEO Harnish Dodds '"An extension of employ- seniors and our future. Re- our work in the Affordable Care James F. Allen, chairman of sinos in Florida and complet- will stay another three years ment contracts of this mag- publicans like to talk about their Act to slow the growth of health Hard Rock International and ed a $150 million expansion and CFO Brad Buchanan an- nitude' clearly demonstrates ideas in terms of abstract num- costs. We should be strengthenCEO of Seminole Gaming. at Seminole Casino Coconut other two. Meanwhile, former that the tribe is satisfied with bers. However, we cannot ignore ing Medicare, not undermining
Allen, 52, has led the Creek this year. Overall, trib- Borgata executiVe Larry Mul- the current management di- the adverse impacts of their poli- it.
tribe's gambling operations al revenues have increased lin will be Seminole Gaming rection," said Jonathan Ga- cies on the American people. The Republican plan, which for 12 years and Hard Rock 400 percent in Allen's tenure. COO, MGM Mirage's Michael laviz, managing director of would be phased in over more
-international since the tribe When asked what accom- Volker is now senior Vice Galaviz & Co., strategy con- DOWNSIDES TO GOP PLAN than a decade, may sound
bought it for $965 million in plishments he was proudest president of slot operations sultants to the gaming in- Raising the Medicare eligibility simple enough. Bult remember:
2.007. The former executive of in recent years, Allen de- and Fred Thimm becomes dustry,.g sacs npit nppr, i sbogtt o ytesm
with the Mohegan Sun ca- dined to name specifics. COO of corporate Hard Rock The tribe employs about aes cse otnaer it iseougeht toin yoitesamodiea
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Trump Properties' and Park grow; Seminole Gaming and Allen said his contract was sino, restaurant, music and it simply shifts the cost of health and turn Medicare into a voucher Place casinos in New Jersey, Hard Rock International were actually extended at a tribal related businesses. aet el nnue 5 n ytm-ptigsnosa h
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Broadcaster is expected to unveil plans Fox's Recent TV

for cable sports network in early 2013 Sports Deals:

By William Launder bigger share of TV viewers and
advertisers' seemingly insatia- In talks to renew rights to
Anyone wondering why News ble appetite for sports, not to Los Angeles Dodgers potenCorp Fox has been negotiating mention the subscription fees tial $6 billion, 25- deal
so many sports deals in recent shared by pay-TV operators.
weeks, including a stake in Even next to ESPN, insiders iNov. 2012 Buys 49% stake
the YES Network and a likely say, there's still room for Fox in YES network, home tothe
deal to renew TV rights to to carve out its own chunk of Yankees, for about $1.5 billion
the Los Angeles Dodgers, has the market.
only to look at one number for "There's no natural rea- + Oct. 2012 Signs new
a possible explanation: $42 son why there should be just egtya elwt L
billion, one" major sports network, a
That's the value put on Walt said Bernstein analyst Todd at $4 billion
Disney Co.'s sports juggernaut Juenger. + Oct. 2012 Renews Nascar
ESPN by Wall Street research Fox believes it can carve out
firm Sanford C. Bernstein. a profitable business if the rights for eight. years, in deal
It is more than the market rebranded Speed can boost valued at $2.4 billion
capitalization of several big the fees Fox now receives for A
entertainment companies, in- that channel, which. average Dec. 2011 Signs nine-year
eluding Viacom Inc. and CBS 22 cents per subscriber per deal renewal with NFL valued
Corp., an~d nearly as much as month, SNL Kagan estimates. at $9.9 billion
that of Time Warner Inc. ESPN receives more than $5
It reflects in part ESPN's per subscriber, Kagan says,
outsized share of subscrip- although Fox would need less News Corp. has been in talks to renew its Los Angeles Dodgers TV rights. Here, new division, Fox has deals with tion fees split with cable- and than one dollar to make the pitcher Zack Greinke with Magic Johnson, a Dodgers owner. nearly every major sports
satellite-TV operators. ESPN's network viable, say two people entity in the country, includflagship channel alone gen- familiar with its thinking, properties "into something cable operators is prompting a board by distributors," said ing Major League Baseball, erates four times as much News Corp. has never for- that can be special for us." backlash, with many in televi- Chris Bevilacqua, a media-in- the NFL and numerous 1orevenue from such fees as the mally acknowledged plans News Corp. also owns The sion concerned about the long dustry adviser who has struc- cal basketball, hockey and
next biggest cable channel, publicly for the national Wall Street Journal. term implications of higher tured sports-rights deals. baseball teams. And over the
according to market research- sports network. But News If it goes ahead with the cable prices that will result. Meanwhile, Juenger, the past two years, Fox has comer SNL Kagan. Corp. Chief Operating Officer channel, Fox would be jump- Dish Network Corp. Chair- analyst, questions whether mitted more than $20 billion
Enter Fox, which early next Chase Carey has hinted at it, ing into an already-crowded man Charlie Ergen, for in- Fox has the rights to enough through 2024 to retain some
year is expected to announce while playing down specula- arena where TV-sports-rights stance, has publicly warned top-tier sports programming of these rights, and to acquire plans for a national sports tion that Fox would try to cre- costs are skyrocketing. Aside that the rising cost of sports to support a national sports more, including those for the cable channel through the ate an .ESPN rival. frbm ESPN, Comcast Corp. content, like ESPN, will ul- channel. ESPN, for instance, NFLs championship games. It
rebranding of its motor-sports "People have said we're going has recently rebranded its timately lead some distribu- televises the National l~as- recently agreed to buy a stake network Speed, according to after ESPN. ESPN is a differ- Versus network as NBC Sports tors to drop sports. DirecTV, ketbalr Association, National in YES Network, home to the people familiar with the plans. ent game," Carey told inves- Network in an effort to grab a meanwhile, recently imposed Football League, Major League New York Yankees. In recent The new venture, to be called tors in September. During larger share of the TV-sports a surcharge for some new Baseball, Major League Soccer weeks Fox has been in talks to Fox Sports 1, is expected to News Corp.'s November earn- market. CBS has also made a customers to reflect the cost of and the best of college football renew TV rights to the Los Anlaunch later in 2013, say these ings call with analysts, how- bigger foray into the market. regional sports networks. and basketball, as well as the geles Dodgers for 25 years, at people. ever, Carey said Fox'has "got At the same time, efforts by "I'm not sure that initially grand slams of tennis and a price expected to be around
With the network, Fox will enough breadth and the right sports-network Owners to raise [the channel is] going to be golf's major championships. $6 billion-a sharp increase be in a position to capture a franchises" to build its sports their prices for satellite and embraced openly across the Through its broader sports over what it pays now.

Coaches can be helpful Assistant coaches
Leaders such as game at first glance because he essentially maintaining
always comes off as the same, there was an informaconsistent person. tion wall that prevented starting to cash in
Crennel always He's the father-figure coach him from knowing.
should. be in loop Chiefs players lobbied for last That's a problem. The By Steve Berkowitz USC after this-season.
year after Todd Haley was coach needs to know. and Jodi Upton That likely will make
By Jarrett Bell dumped, his appeal undoubt- The Chiefs have not Clemson offensive coordinaedly coinciding with his repu- commented on the re- The average major-college tor Chad Morris the nation's
In a time of crisis, Romeo tation around the league. He's ports; the team's player football assistant coach now highest-paid assistant. He
Crennel is the perfect coach for trustworthy. engagement director, earns roughly $200,000, a is second to Kiffin and tops
the Kansas City Chiefs. Yet despite this, it's what Katie Douglass, has not USA TODAY Sports analysis among public-school assisOne of his starting lineback- happened before the crisis that been made available for finds. tants at $1.3 million.
ers, Jovan Belcher, killed his is unsettling, interview requests. That means NCAA Clemson's assis
It' a1 BolSudvsinians- at a combined
live-in girlfriend, Kasandra Crennel said this week he It's a sticky,. issue, for Bowl Subdivision tantsat m ie d
Perkins, then drove to team had no inkling Belcher had certain, flirting with the assistant coaches total of more than
headquarters and took his underlying issues with Perkins fine line that involves joined their bosses in $4.2 million, including
own life. A 2-month-old baby that undoubtedly factored into an employee's right to seeing their compen- outside income are
was orphaned. And the day af- last weekend's horror. privacy and the confi- -Photo Con E. Bray, AP sationor the 2012 the highest-paid group
ter the tragedy unfolded, the According to The Kansas City dentiality that is at the Kansas Coty Bral APe seaso I n increase by among the 102 pubChiefs played a football game. Star, Belcher and Perkins were foundation of counsel- K lic schools for which
Now comes the next game, engaged in counseling through, ing services. Crennel. cent over last season. USA TODAY Sports
in Cleveland where Crennel the Chiefs. Police told The Star Players in such a com- to implement those programs Head coaches' pay could obtain 2012 pay
.previously coached and Chiefs the Chiefs "were bending over petitive environment as pro vary. went up a little faster MORRIS information for at
starter Brady Quinn used to backwards" to help Belcher football might not be as will- The Dallas Cowboys, for in- than assistants',in least eight of the' nine
play quarterback after a and Perkins, although there is ing to engage in counseling if stance, have been so involved the past year. But since USA assistants generally allowed week of memorials, intense no public record of domestic in- they suspect their issues could with the personal lives of some TODAY Sports began survey- by NCAA rules. There are 124 questions and soul-searching. cidents. be a factor in determining their troubled players over the years ing assistant coaches' com- FBS schools.
Through it all, Crennel has That revelation fuels so many status on the roster. A stigma Michael Irvin, Adam "Pac- pensation in 2009, assistants LSU's assistants also are seemed as steady as the Rock questions. could be attached. man" Jones and now Dez Bry- are making about '29 percent collecting more than $4 milof Gibraltar. The rest of the What issues? Why did the Of course, its possible the ant the clubprovided round- more and head coaches about lion. Seven other schools have
players need a strong leader, Chiefs become involved? Who coach can help if aware of is- the-clock security. In those 21 percent more. assistants totaling more than
and even-keeled Crennel, with initiated the counseling? Was sues. cases, however, the players had Southern California defen- $3 million in compensation:
his military upbringing, has there a precipitating event? While the league provides legal issues that surfaced pub- sive coordinator Monte Kiffin' Texas,.Alabama, Auburn, been a model of resilience. Should Belcher have been al- voluntary counseling and licly that prompted the team leads the new assistant coach Ohio State, Oregon, Florida This figures. If you know lowed to keep weapons? other services for players and to implement a hand's-on ap- survey at more than $1.5 State and Oklahoma State.
Crennel, it would not surprise Crennel provides no answers families provided by its player proach. million, but that is what he The average pay for asyou if he is described as the for this. He explained that engagement department, the A little more than a week ago, received during the 2010 cgl- sistants at FBS schools (not coolest person in the room counseling services provided teams in the league operate the Crennel was considered a coach endar year, which is the most including four schools that when there is chaos about. He by the team's player develop-, player-support systems inde- on the hot seat along with recent period for which private moved up to that level just is the type 'that you can't tell ment department are separate pendently. general manager Scott Pioli school data are available, this season) this season is

whether he has won or lost a from the football operations, And the philosophies of how amid a disastrous season. Kiffin has said he will depart nearly $201,000.

No sur prise here: ,Rory Mcllroy PGA Tour player of year

Rory Mcllroy won nearly ev- and week out." 'and European Tour' Following his victory' at Trhe deserves it. He's won tourna- head on his shoulders, which
erything in sight in 2012. It's "On behalf of the money titles on 'his 'Honda Classic in March, McIl-' ments all around the world," we all know in this game you
fitting then, if not surprising, PGA .Tour, my con- way to $11,953,586 roy took over No. 1 in the world 'one of his chief chasers, need," Stricker said.. "You
that he was- named Tuesday gratulations to Rory in earnings,,' breaking rankings and has held the top Woods, said last week at the can't do some Of the things
as the PGA Tour Player of the and John for their Tiger Woods' 2007 re- position for a total of 24 weeks: World Challenge. "He's had he's done without thinking
Year-. outstandingg accom- cord for most money (currently 17 consecutive) high finishes on top of that, properly. You know,, you would
The 23-year-old from North- plishments this sea- won in a 'single year through Dec. 3. and that's how you do it. He's .have thought that he would
ern Ireland won four times on son," said PGA Tour -($10,867,052). He also Mcllroy was selected over Ja- won a major championship, have been scored -a little bit
the PGA Tour (five wins over- Commissioner Tim' stretched "his lead in 'son 'Dufner, Brandt Snedeker, won a couple playoff events, after shooting 80 or 81 at Auall), including a dominant win Finchem. "These 'MCILROY the official world golf Bubba Watson and Woods. and won the Race to Dubai g~sta, but he comes back and
at the *PGA Championship to awards are signifi- rankings to 4.33 points The PGA Tour Player of the event. So those are four big wins the very next major. The
claim his second major title.' cant to these players as they over No. 2 Luke Donald, a lead Year' is awarded based on the events with great fields in it. next major or the year after?
"It's an honor, and I am de- are bestowed upon them by not seen at the top since Woods votes of players who played He should be very proud of the The next major.
lighted to win the PGA Tour's their'peers, one of highest corn- led Stricker by 4.53 points at in at least 15 official money season he's had, and I'm sure "So obviously he's got it all.
player of the year," Mcllroy said pliments a player can receive." the end oFeruary 2010. .events in 2012, among whom he's excited about what next You' know, I've been fortunate
in a teleconference Tuesday Mcllroy's five wins' in 24 Mcllroy, the youngest Tour Mcllroy certainly has earned year holds for him, as well, enough to play with him a
to announce the award. "It's starts worldwide, plus nine player of the year since Woods wide respect. And admiration. coming off a great year like few times, and he's got a lot of'
always nice to earn recogni- other top-five finishes, includ- in-1998, also won the Vardon this." 'game: It's fun to watch, and
tion from your peers, the guys ing four runner-ups, helped Trophy for the lowest scoring TIGER WOODS AGREES Steve Stricker concurred. yeah, he's going to be around
you're trying to beat week in him secure both the PGA Tour average. "Rory is ranked No.1. He "He seems to have a great for a while."