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JW 2013 CARNIVAL
THE JACKSON BOND REFERENDUM
Why it matters for Blacks
By D. Kevin MN various forms of media to inform
firstname.lastname@example.org the public about how they would
utilize the money -ultimately in-
On Tuesday, Nov. 5th, regis- tending to illustrate to voters why
tered voters of Miami-Dade County a "yes" vote is both a sound and
will have an important decision the best decision.
to make whether they support Darryl Sharpton, chairman of
a request from Jackson Health the board, JHS, says it's essential
System [JHS] for the issuance that JHS modernize its facilities Annie Neasman H.T. Smith
of General Obligation Bonds not so that it can remain competitive
exceeding $830M. According to the with other hospitals. But he notes -hoto courtesy Antoie ght
language on the ballot, JHS is ask- additional reasons as to how the GORGEOUS: Beauty was
ing the County to "fund modern- bond would benefit the Black cor- eaty
ization, improvement and equip- munity. everywhere during last
ping of JHS's facilities, including "Jackson has been very good to weekend's annual Miami
but not limited to emergency our community; now it's time to
rooms, children's ambulatory pa- upgrade and update our facilities Broward 2013 Carnival.
vilion and urgent care centers." especially with our being the only These local gems look like
Now, with less than three weeks community safety net hospital,
before Election Day, JHS offcials he said. "In lieu of the oncoming they just belong shimmer-
have their hands full, employing Please turn to BOND 14A D yA Sharpon T. Willard Fair ing in the sunshine.
UTD gets new deal worth $7oM
Once ratified, will be largest increase in years (paraprofessionals, security monitors
and UTD office personnel) will receive
a 2.3 percent salary increase plus a
By D. Kevin McNtler the existing salary schedule to grand- one-time supplement of $33 The to-
email@example.com fathered and performance-based tal cost of the salary proposal for both
schedules for the 2014-2015 school teachers and educational support
Last Monday, Miami-Dade Coun- year. Both sides say the negotiations personnel is $70M (including Race to
ty Public Schools [M-DCPS] and have been extensive but that they're the Top performance pay).
the United Teachers of Dade [UTD] pleased with the results. And despite projected healthcare
reached a tentative agreement on Highlights include: an average base increases of $60M, the tentative
contract negotiations for over 21,000 salary increase for teachers at 4.26 agreement results in the mainte-
teachers and 4,600 support and cleri- percent; existing teachers will receive nance of a no-cost healthcare option
cal personnel. According to school of- compensation increases of close to for employees and continued sup- -hotocot
ficials, the tentative salary model will $2,500 through a variety of means; port of dependent coverage. Now the Superintendent Alberto Carvalho in the obligatory handshake with UTD
facilitate a seamless transition from and instructional support personnel Please turn to DEAL 14A President Federick Ingram as the two seal the deal on a new teachers contract.
DISTRICT 5 UPDATE JACUEECOL Senate leaders scramble
Candidates still $0.00 to craft new budget deal
raising funds to Late Tuesday night vote expected
Cash & Checks: $51, 404.00 By Chad Pergram Resistance in the House
Loans: $0.00 Associated Press could scuttle, or at least
w in the big race Total Monetary: $4400 stall, anything that emerges
Total Monetary: $51,404.00 Republican leaders in the from the Senate.
Will victory go to the one with the In-Kind: $250.00 House and Senate faced The White House abruptly
As of Sept. 27th, 2013 restless rank-and-file mem- postponed a meeting with
largest war chest? bers last Tuesday morning congressional leaders set
ROBERT MALONE, JR. when they gave updates for last Monday afternoon,
By D. Kevin Malefr p.m. But one thing that's on Cash & Checks: $9,025.00 on ongoing nego- to give senators space
firstname.lastname@example.org the minds of each candidate Loans: $100.00 tiations to cobble to work.
is how to get more people to Total Monetary: $ 8,875.00 together a budget After several prior
The District 5 race for City vote for them, That means In-Kind: $150,00 plan that would plans fell apart over
of Miami Commissioner con- they have to make sure vot- As of Sept. 27th, 2013 end a two-week-old the weekend, law-
tinues to have its ebbs and ers know who they are and for partial government makers are working PRESIDENT OBAMA
shutdown and on a tight timeframe.
flows, with one of the final what they stand. And in these RICHARD P. DUNN II increase the U.S. Congress, aside from watching the negotiations
debates of the campaign sea- days and times, that costs Cash & Checks: $11,050 debt ceiling. REED grappling with the play out, and according to
son scheduled for Thurs., money and a lot of it. Loans: $0.00 The House GOP partial government sources still want to see
Oct. 17 at the Hadley Park Even the U.S. Supreme Total Monetary: $11,050.00 Conference was scheduled shutdown, faces a Thurs- provisions to strip Obam-
Community Center [1350 NW Court is hearing cases in the In-Kind: $0.00 to meet at 9 a.m. on Tues- day, Oct. 17 deadline to aCare subsidies for con-
50th Street] beginning at 6 Please turn to RACE 1OA As of June 30th, 2013 day to discuss the tentative raise the debt ceiling. After gressional staff. Negotiators
framework of the budget that date, the Treasury are still tinkering with the
proposal with members, Department warns, the framework, and the details
many of whom cast a U.S. government will not could change. Pressiure is
skeptical eye toward the be able to pay all its bills. mounting from all sides to
details of the negotiations It has been reported that reach an agreement. There
that were dripping out last the emerging framework is fear that the financial
Monday night. The Sen- would raise the debt ceiling markets could start to dive
ate Republican Conference through February, and in- if traders lose confidence
I was scheduled to meet later clude a spending bill meant that a deal will ultimately
that morning to receive an to last through Jan. 15. emerge. And furloughed
update on negotiations. House Republicans are Please turn to BUDGET 10A
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every person, regardless of race, creed or color, his or her
It has been said that politics make strange bedfellows. GARTH C. REEVES, SR., Publisher Emeritus human and legal rights, Hatir no peron, fearing no peri n,
But what do you do when your friend is running for of- RACHEL J. REEVES, Publisher and Chairman the Black Press strives to help every erimn the firm : bel
fice? Are they an instant shoe-in because of your long ___that all perons are hurt aslng as yon p
years of association, or do you have to at least assess their
skills and platform against the other candidates? Chances
are, most of us would lean towards our friend even when
that may not be the best decision.
In a few weeks, voters will return to the poll this time m ^PTat fh
to chose from among the four candidates in the City of Mi-
ami District 5 commission race. Things haven't heated up A crazy thing is happening in try through all this needless election. One survey by Gallup licans have no ri
much yet in this race but we're expecting that they will, es- shuttered, dysfunctional Wash- drama. Suddenly, GOP leaders showed the Republican Party that they will always get their
pecially as the clock strikes down. None of the four, Jacqui ington: Democrats are pushing who thought it was fine to hold with an approval rating of just way. This concept of basic fair-
Colyer, Richard Dunn, Keon Hardemon or Robert Malone back. This phenomenon is so the government and the econo- 28 percent the lowest the firm ness is the sort of thing most
are strangers to Miami although some may have more novel and disorienting that many my hostage in order to nullify a has ever measured for either par- of us learned in second grade.
name recognition than others. Republicans in Congress, espe- duly enacted law the Afford- ty. Such stunning numbers not Clearly, Sen Ted Cruz, R-Texas,
Each seems to have the interests of the community at cially the tea party bullies, seem able Care Act are shocked that only threaten to dash the GOP's was not paying attention.
heart at least that's what they continue to say. So how unable to grasp what's going Democrats would even suggest hopes of winning control of the Obama and Reid are now in
do you chose from among your friends? That's what we're on. They keep expecting Presi- tampering with another duly en- Senate next year but also chal- a position to win gracefully by
hoping you will take the time to decide. Because there is dent Obama and Senate Major- acted law: the Budget Control Act lenge the party's ability to hold compromising on their new
haloing you wi take the time to decide. Because tHaiti ad ity Leader Harry Reid to fold like of 2011, which established the its majority in the House. So spending demands. Republicans
a lot riding on this race. Development in Little Haiti and a cheap suit because, well, such 'sequester" cuts. Was Reid mov- there's no question who's win- could then portraitbh duntome
Overtown is moving quickly with millions of dollars being a thing has happened before. I ing the goal posts? Of course he ning and who's losing. S as somethg ther arout
negotiated in terms of rewarded contracts. Blacks must get guess it's understandable that was. That's what negotiators do refreshing to ee Democ At and hope the focusonsld-
their fair share. And not just the typical Black leaders or the GOP might have forgotten the when they have the upper hand. accordingly. ingnakes the hyler-ca aed
businesses owners that seem to have the knack of getting difference between bluffing and It seemed clear from the be- It is-understadable tht the GOPbasefor~et about that whole
their small piece of the pie and then disappearing, actually holding a winning hand. ginning that House Republicans Republican ba might think vic-, Obamntare-iste-devil .tiing.
We hope to see new businesses and a new set of people Late last week, Reid began de- had overreached by shutting tory through blackmail was the' This iould b lesson fhen
benefit from this economic resurgence. And for that well manding that Republicans not down the government in an at- nait"l ordefi^thtngs, It's not. you- negotiate Tro~it spregh,
need a visionary in District 5 not someone with whom only reopen the government and tempt to block the health insur- It's a distortion of Amei n de- you're not only lelling 'rlIself.
we can just hang out. Someone that is honest, ethical, cre- raise the debt ceiling but that ance reforms popularly known as mocracy that weakens the na- You're helping your aderry
ative, knows how to build a team and is savvy enough not they also make concessions on Obamacare. For one thing, many tion and it-ha to end. The fact too. -- -.
to be swallowed up by the sharks and wolves of political the draconian, irrational-by-de- of the Affordable Care Act's pro- that the GOP controls the House Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer
to be swallowed up by the sharks and wolves of political sign budget cuts known as se- visions were already in force. w sw, [--newspaper .-
warfare. The question, is there someone like that amo sign budget cuts known as se- visions were already in m force. mea thatits yiws a t rizew innispaper-pl-
warfare. The question, is there someone like that among questration. In political terms, For another, any residual ques- ignored. B th tfotsistant
the bf assistat
he is demanding that the OOP tions about the law had been crats controlth eSea an( r ofebeWishirg-
pay a price for putting the coun- thoroughly litigated in last year's White House means that Re .
Free meals for all students ... ;
could end the stigma
t's one thing to talk about all the starving children in
Third World or developing countries; it's another to ad- Dr. Ben Carson: 'Gifted Handionn mo th
dress the issue of kids who don't have enough to eat. .o 'G f e -
The very thought of one child, let alone millions, going to Dr. Ben Carson became the ington Times and became in surgery, Cson gained na- was about control."
bed hungry is disturbing. Then expand on that theme with darling of conservatives ear- demand as a speaker at the tional recognition. In 2008, First, the Affoiable Care
a young boy or girl waking up hungry each morning and lier this year by stridently at- annual Conservative Politi- Gerge W. Bush prese~ted Act doeswhat its e title
heading off to school having eaten little or no food. tacking the Affordable Care cal Action Conference (CPAC) Carson with the Presidential implies 4 it makes a alth
We've known for decades that a hungry child probably Act with President Obama and any national event that Medal of Freedom.. Carson care aff~ dable to m nlats of
will not do well in the classroom and that when children sitting just a few feet away. attracts more than three con- has made several contro- people, inclu ding - unn-
receive daily meals they not only are more likely to come to Carson was serving as the servatives. versial reinarks after his ap- sq f ina ance
school but also perform better academically, in class and keynote speaker at the Na- Professionally, Carson is no pearance at the White House, more affordable, not allowing
on standardized tests. tional Prayer Breakfast at the insurance companies to reject
Since the 1930s, partly as an extension of the farm pro- White House. Predictably, the people with pre-existing con-
gram, the federal governmet has been involved with sup- Right wing rushed to embrace onah Goldberg, a columnistl f t-ngNat. ditions and allwing hden
gram, the federal governmet has been involved with Sup- him. Rush Limbaugh, Sean
plying food for schoolchildren who could not afford it. What Hannity and the crew at Fox ew, compared Carson to racial apologist Booker T. Wash- sur ponTeun tsey
started out as providing farm "commodities" to the schools News were ecstatic that a ington. David Graham, writing In The Atlantic, called him are 26 years old isn't about
turned into a free-lunch program for needy kids. prominent Black neurur- Herman Cain without the "persnal skeletons, healthcare, the esteemed
Today, with many schoolchildren qualifying as "economi- geon shared their world view. neurosurgeon doesnt know
cally disadvantaged," the government supplies free and Jonah Goldberg, a columnist the definition of healthcare.
reduced-price meals (breakfast, lunch and, in many cas- for the Right-wing National dumb man. He earned his un- including some horribly offen- Second, any idiot knows
es, after-school snacks) for students in more than 100,000 Review, compared Carson dergraduate degree from Yale sive ones about gay marriage, that having access to health-
schools nationwide. to racial apologist Booker T. University and his M.D. from Under presure, he withdrew care iiao worse than slav-
While this program feeds millions of children, it does not Washington. David Graham, the University of Michigan. a, comgqncement speaker ery It% ,l ulous compari-
feed all who would be eligible. Many needy kids are still go- writing in The Atlantic, called At the age of 33, he became for the Johns Hopkins School so. At t rate he is going,
ing hungry, either because parents can't navigate the sys- him Herman Cain without director of pediatric neuro- of Medicine, called his critics Carson's photograph will be
tem or don't fill out proper paperwork to document income the "personal skeletons." And surgery at Johns Hopkins racist and then apologized not slapped on boxes of rice. Dr.
status or adon't fill out proper paperork tohere i tiome the conservative Wall Street University in Baltimore, the once but twice. Ben will be more appropriate-
status, or and this is a big problem there is a stigma. Journal ran an op-ed under youngest major division direc- Then, speaking at a Voter ly known as Uncle Ben.
There is a considerable drop-off in the percentage of stu- the headline, "Ben Carson for tor in the school's history. Values Summit, Carson said, George E. Curry, former ed-
dents in high school, compared with those in middle and President." In 1987, he led a 70-mem- "I have to tell you that Obam- itor-in-chief of Emerge maga-
elementary grades, who receive free or reduced-price lunch- Carson became a paid con- ber surgical ream that sepa- acare is, really, I think, the zine and is editor-in-chief of
es. Much of that is because of the stigma attached to it. tributor to Fox News, was rated twins who had been worst thing that's happened the National Newspaper Pub-
The Agriculture Department, which operates the lunch hired to write a weekly col- joined at the back of the head. to this nation since slavery. It fishers Association News Ser-
program, has launched a pilot project that's gaining ac- umn for the Right-wing Wash- After the successful 22-hour was never about healthcare, it vice (NNPA). >
ceptance among districts around the country: universal
free lunch. That means in districts with large numbers of
low-income students, all children eat free meals at school
regardless of income.
The Dallas school district, with 89 percent of its 159,000 .
students qualifying for free or reduced-price meals, an- RaClSt remark shows gymnastiC bigotry
nounced this month that it will be going to the universal 0/ 0
plan, offering free meals to every student. It joins several Once again racist comments lie said. "I told her, 'Don't get fan of USA gymnastics." She noon she said life
other districts, including Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, parts of took hostage of a proud mo- roped into this' and, 'Don't let added, "Irve made a mistake, normal. "The little girls at the
New York City and Boston. ment for a 16-year-old Ameri- those comments ruin this mo- I'm not perfect ... I didn't think gym are freaking out a little
The Fort Worth district has no plans to go to the uni- can gymnast. In this case the ment for you. Just be proud about what I was saying. I'm bit, saying hi and giving me
versal program right now though 83 percent of its 84,600 moment belonged to Simone of your performance and out- just a human. I'm so so sorry." hugs and stuff, but that's it,"
Biles who became the first come.' People are entitled to USA Gymnastics president Biles told USA TODAYSports.
students qualify for free or reduced-price meals, said Glenn Black woman to win a world their opinion. For her to go Steve Penny released a state- Last summer at the London
Headlee, director of Child Nutrition Services. Noting that all-around title last week. into this racism stuff is point- menrWncesday: "The United Games, Gabby Douglas, at
the total revenue the district receives for meals from paying After Biles won bronze on the less, and she's not going to ad- Stats is iproud of its athletes age 16, became the first Black
students (reduced or full fees) is more than $1.8 million a balance beam a Worlds In An- dress it." and the success they achieved woman to win the Olympic all-
year, Headlee said the district would have to cover that loss twerp, Belgium, Italian gym- Ron Biles added that he at our recent World Champion- around gold medal. Douglas
from the general fund if it went to universal free meals. nast Carlotta Ferlito said in i found the comments ironic ships, especially Simone. who received criticism on Twitter
In elementary schools, Fort Worth serves more than 5.7 video interview, "I told (team- since "normally it's not in her won tihe all-around title and fo her traightened hair, a
million free, more than 358,000 reduced-price and about mate Vanessa Ferrari) that favo: being Black, at least not brought home four medals. .ally (ensitive issue in the
620,200 paid meals a year. In high school, consistent next time we should also paint in the world that I live in." USA Gymnastics is disappoint- A~ can-Amican community.
with the national trend, the figures are: 2.85 million free, our skin Black Po then we cai However, he said his daughter ed by the recent comments lXl dont klow where this is
203,655 reduced-price and 293,709 paid. win, too. has moved on. "She's not fazed made by Carlotta Ferlito and coming from," she said then.
It appears that the Fort Worth district is six years or so "I found it very insulting," by it, he said, apparently by the Italian Gym- "What's wrong with my hair? I
away from considering the universal route. Biles father, Ron, told USA TO- USA Gymnastics officials nastics Federation. Gymnas- just simply gelled it back, put
If universal free meals can improve attendance, school- DAY Sports from their home in said Wednesday they plan to tics is a global and inclusive some clips in it and put it in
Suniversal free mealscan improve attendance, chool- Spring, Texas. "The racial corn- contact the Italian federation sport with talented athletes, a bun. Are you kidding me? I
work and test scores while removing a stigma for students ment was really out of line." about the incident. Ferlito and there is no place for racial just made history. And you're
and more work for district employees, then it might be the Biles mother, Nellie, said she apologized via Twitter on Tues- insensitivity. We are contact- focusing on my hair? I just
right path for thousands of other school districts across the had a talk with her daughter ,, day; "I want to apologize with ing the Italian federation for want to say, we're all beautiful
nation, the past two days when the the Americans girls. I didn't clarification on its comments." inside out. I dont think people
Bob Ray Sanders is a columnist for the Fort Worth Star- family learned about the corn- want to sound rude or racist. Biles flew home to Texas on should be worried about that..
Telegram, ments. "It did bother her," Nel- I love Simone and I'm a huge Monday, and by Tuesday after- Nothing is going to change."
BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY
CAR CORNER By ..WELL,, Mari mob.
Scott moves FL into a Jim Crow status
Leading up to the election of face with whites. But when one knows that the goal is to and it makes yo
2014, Governor Rick Scott will the Supreme Court allowed purge the voter rolls and make life was like for Blacks in the
continue to run Florida as a separate but equal facilities, it the voting process less acces- 100 years ago. Trayvon Mar-
Jim Crow state. In 2012, ex- was easier to implement Jim sible to minorities, reminis- tin was killed and the shooter,
President Clinton said, "There Crow laws and the number cent of the old Jim Crow strat- George Zimmerman, was al-
has never been in my lifetime, of lynchings increased in the egies. lowed to walk free because of
since we got rid of the poll tax South. The majority of states We may no longer have to the Stand Your Ground Law.
and all the Jim Crow burdens that passed these laws were face atrocities like lynching, In the next several months,
on voting, the determined ef- minorities can expect our gov-
fort to limit the franchise that ernor to try to implement ID
we see today." Clinton was laws and to develop new laws
referring to the Republican n 2012, SOtt vertured Florida State law and disa ed to limit new voter registration.
governors and legislators who convted felons from voting once they srved their time and Scott may hold press con-
are "disciplined, passionate, finished their probation period, ferences and tell the public
and determined to keep young that he is standing up for the
people, minorities and pro- integrity of the election pro-
gressives from voting in 2014." cess, but that is not true. He
Recall that those who fail former Confederate states but we do have the prison in- is really erecting roadblocks
to understand history are and Florida was no exception. dustrial complex which has for minorities and working to
doomed to repeat it.' From From 1896 to 1904, Black vot- become a new 'home' for many change the demographics on
1896 to 1954, for 58 years, ers were completely eliminated Blacks and Hispanics. In the voter rolls. If minority and
separate but equal was consti- from the voter rolls in many of 2012, Scott overturned Flori- liberal lawyers don't speak up
tutional and Blacks were con- these states. da State laws and disallowed and expose discrimination,
sidered second class citizens. Sound familiar? Now Scott convicted felons from voting Florida voting rolls will be
Before Plessy vs. Ferguson, is trying again to alter the vot- once they served their time controlled by antiquated Jim
during Reconstruction, Blacks ing rolls by eliminating Blacks and finished their probation Crow laws.
were voting, getting elected and Hispanics from the voter period. Also there have been Roger Caldweil is the CEO
to legislatures, building busi- rolls. He's calling his plan numerous shootings of Black of On Point Media Group in Or-
nesses and allowed to inter- "Project Integrity," but every- youth and men in the state, lando.
Five things U.S. Congress needs to address
The government shutdown the nation's gun laws. Nearly a five. The potential returns on are there. Over the o ter
is in full effect, and not much year has passed since the New- investment in early childhood the last century global
is getting done in Washington town massacre, when a gun- development are clear, as edu- temperatures have been rising.
these days.With only a week left man killed 20 children and six cation provides more opportu- Moreover, we are 95 percent
until a potentially apocalyp- adults at Sandy Hook Eemen- nites and reduces economic in- certain the increases are due to
tic default on the federal debt, tary School in Connecticut. equality and achievement gaps. human activity. Meanwhile, the
which could wreck the world This, as Aaron Alexis, a former Immigration reform Al-. permafrost in Alaska is melt-
economy, the approval rating of Navy reservist with a security though the Congress is hope- ing, creating damage to infra-
the Tea-Party-led Congress is at structure and releasing more
ing somewhere between 5 per- E. that's not an opinion, but a
cent and 11 percent, depending dW fUiStS ae ca, s88 educatio p Mv OfM O reality.
on whom you ask. Apparently, Opportuties and reduces econmim inequality and Restoring the Voting Rights
and not surprisingly, hostage e e t ga Act When the U.S. Supreme
taking does not count as pro- Court gutted key provisions of
ductive work by the American the Voting Rights Act in Shelby
people. Nevertheless, despite clearance killed 12 people at lesay gridlocked and the gov- Countyv. Holder, it dealt a swift
the efforts of GOP lawmakers the Washington Navy Yard last ernment is in shutdown mode, and jolting blow to the civil
in Washington, ObamaCare is month. Meanwhile, firearm vio- advocates for immigration re- rights community, particularly
up and running lence contines to ravage cities form are continuing the fight, Blacks and other groups with
The following are five press- such as Chicago. but the legislation faces an up- histories of discrimination and
"A wing things Congress should be Universal pre-K Barack hill battle in today's political disenfranchisement.
working on right now. Obama is promoting a plan to climate, when all attention is David A. Love is the execu-
Gun control It seems provide high-quality preschool focused on the shutdown. tive editor of BlackCommenta-
that even when its babies are for every child, inchuding a se- Energy/climate change tor.com, and a contributor to
gunned down in cold blood, the ries of investments to cover When it comes to climate theGrio, The Guardian and the
ould be done about the U.S. is slow to act on reforming children from birth until age change, all of the warning signs Progressive Media Project
rise in teen gang violence?
WASHINGTON GAY, 60 INEZ ROZIER, 69 0 f. ....
ReW, LibeN ity Reted, Lty Setting record straight about Overtown's churches
T h e r e re A lot should In response to your article, concern as to whether all 30 of stellar history of providing spiri- formed the community founda-
needs to be be done and "Heads clash on proposed $2.5M the businesses in Overtown will tual, social and fiscal services tion by which this goal can be
more after we're just not community fund," I would sug- have a voice. We have worked to the residents of Overtown. accomplished. No other com-
school pro- doing it." gest your headline is a bit mis- with them to resolve issues Great men and women have munity-based foundation has
grams, trade leading. Your article clearly re- amongst the businesses and done wonderful works in Over- been formed or put on the table
programs and ports that the stakeholders you their governing and member- town. Recently, St Agnes built for consideration. Our purpose
more Boy and highlighted are not opposed to ship policies. So, she is right affordable houses for home- as churches is to equip people
Girl Scouts." the community foundation, but when she stated, "there's a new ownership in Overtown. Greater to do for themselves. We can-
are merely studying it and want business association that was Bethel AME is working with the not do this without preparing
DOLLY MILLER, 62 to be certain that it will fulfill started. . and they appear to International Longshoreman to the community to take the lead.
MARK WARREN, 37 Retired. Liberty City the aspirations of the commu- be getting a seat at the table." secure parking for those union And thus, we have formed the
Bodyguard, Liberty City nity. The one point in your article workers. Mt. Zion is rehabbing community foundation struc-
"We need Saliha Nelson, vice president that sticks in my craw, is the the commercial and apartment ture by which the community
"We need -- to get these of Urgent Inc, is correct: a board insult hurled at the historic building that once houses the can speak for itself and do the
more youth kids to put of 15 members is cumbersome churches of Overtown. Quotes medical office of Dr. Dazelle work necessary to finally re-
programs in the weapons and difficult to work with. How- that the churches have done Simpson. Mt. Zion also houses build Overtown.
Miami that down and pick ever, she is quoted agreeing, "if nothing for the community; we the Overtown food program for Overall, I thank you for so ac-
will actual- up the Bible. the goal is to make sure key el- don't have members who live the homeless in the community. curately reporting the structure
ly help keep We need more ements of the community are in Overtown and we dont care Also, St. John is slated to build and purpose of the community
young people love instead represented, then size may not about Overtown are wrong and a wonderful apartment complex foundation and our efforts to
do something of hate in our be a real issue." And, it isn't. To unwarranted. that will be affordable. Thus, include the participation of the
that is positive community." suggest such implies that we These institutions of God have any accusation that the church- residents and the various stake-
and constructive." as a community can't work to- been in Overtown from the very es are not engaged in bettering holders of Overtown.
KARL LOVE, 62 gether. settling days of Overtown and Overtown is baseless. And the
LINDABROWN,60 Chef, Liberty City Martha Whisby Wells, a small predate the formation of the city truth is, as pointed out in your The Reverend Canon Richard L.
Metro-Dade bus driver, Liberty City business owner, has a valid of Miami. They have a collective article, it is the churches that Marquess-Barry, D.D., L.H.D.
"We have to make sure these needs to be
kids are get- put under *'
ting the atten- martial law -
tion from the or the police
right people. really need to or ty
It's going to enforce the
take a lot of curfew among com
time and love." teenagers." :
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Regalado campaigning hard for final term as mayor
By D. Kevin McNeir and after my next four "We have already that's the big news." Curley's House," he said. "The lieves that voters need to be
firstname.lastname@example.org years, Ill retire my passed the budget and A few days ago, Regalado federal government may be aware of whose running and
commitment to the City it's a good one," he said. was in Liberty City visiting the closed but thank goodness the various referendums that
City of Miami Mayor Tomas and its people will have "We had a property tax staff of Curley's House and Curley's House is open. I'm are on the ballot.
Regalado, 66, is considered the been fulfilled. I believe reduction which helped talking to citizens who were looking for additional funds "We have an important race
odds-on favorite in next month's that I have kept my and with the assistance standing in long lines waiting from our budget to support in district 5 and a countywide
mayoral election particularly promises to the voters." of a three-year grant for food. He says it wasn't just the amazing work they do and question on Jackson so this
since the sudden and surprising What are some of REGALADO from the Department of a photo op for him. I'll also be redirecting some of is an important election," he
withdrawal of City Commission- things he hopes to do Justice, there will soon "I was there to participate the money from my campaign said. "I'm not looking for a free
er Francis Suarez from the race. should he be re-elected on No- be 30 more officers patrolling in the food distribution and to them." ride. I think it's my job to get
But he says that he isn't taking vember 5th? the streets in every district to show my commitment to Back to the election, he be- people to go out and vote."
anything for granted and is out
on the campaign trail almost
every day, talking about a City
that he "dearly loves" while pro-
moting a platform that includes
helping ex-offenders become
tax-paying, working citizens,
increasing the City's reserves,
putting more police officers on
the streets and continuing to
make the downtown corridor a
safer and more economically vi-
"I'm still campaigning hard
because my enemy or maybe my
greatest opponent is the percep-
tion that there is no election,"
he said. "After Suarez withdrew
some people assumed I was al-
ready elected. Some even con-
gratulated me. But people must
go to the polls. In fact, I am cam-
paigning as if I were facing the
most powerful opponent ever.
This is my last time running for
office and Idd like to know that I
have a significant percentage of
citizens supporting me."
THE DARY GRIND AND
MAKIMG THE ROUNDS
Regalado first arrived in Mi-
ami when he was 14 when his
family sent him and his younger
brother to the U.S. in order to
escape thepolitical unrest of
Cuba. His father was a politi-
cal prisoner for over 22 years
and so he learned at an early
age what it meant to sacrifice
in order to support his mother
and sibling. A veteran news re-
porter and radio commentator,
Regalado got the politics bug in
September 1996 when he was
elected citywide as a city com-
missioner. He's held public of-
ficer ever since. As for being too
old, he laughs such comments
"If someone had ever dared
to suggest that Athalie Range
or Carrie Meek were too old for
public office, folks would have
quickly dismissed such ridicu-
lous notions," he said. "I have
contributed to this City many
years of my life and plan to con-
tinue. For me, the City of Miami
is not a stepping stone. It's the
only place I have ever held office
Miami Dade College's (MDC)
Kendall Campus is putting its
green foot forward and show-
casing its sustainability initia-
tives, programs and student-
generated projects as part of
the national Campus Sustain-
ability Day 2013. Organized by
the Earth Ethics Institute and
the Kendall Campus Sustain-
ability Committee, the event will
take place Wed., Oct. 23, from
10 a.m. I p.m., along Building
Campus Sustainability Day
will feature more than 25 in- -- -
formational booths that will in-
clude student-created research
displays, outreach projects and
artwork, CROPS organic pro-
duce-buying club for the MDC
community, Get-2-MDC South
Florida Commuter Services in-
centive programs, sustainabil-
ity-based student clubs, a col-
lection of unwanted electronic
items for recycling, demonstra-
tions of "lgreen" cleaning prod-
ucts and plant sales, among
Earth Ethics Institute opened
its doors, as the Environmental
Ethics Institute, in 1993 and
has been a catalyst for introduc-
ing administrators, faculty, staff
and students at Miami Dade
College to a new way of thinking
called "Earth Literacy." Ground-
ed in the profound implications
of the story of the evolution of .
our 14-billion-year-old universe
and the developmaental process
out of which the Earth and all
life emerges, Earth Literacy fos-
ters respect for Earth and life in
S6A THE MIAMI TIMES, OCTOBER 16-22, 2013 ITHE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER
Kwame Kilpatrick sentenced to 28 years
Assw lted Psws deals. The government alleged mended Kilpatrick serve at :
thathe in turn shared cash least 28 years n prison, while Woman Arrested for'twerkng'n front of kids at a school bu stop
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame with Kilpatrick. defense attorneys argued for no An Orlando woman was charged with disorderly conduct for twerking' in front of
Kilpatrick was sentenced Thurs- Agents w]ho pored over bank more than 15 years. kids on a school bus. Valerie Dixon has been charged with disorderly conduct after
day to 28 years in prison for accounts and credit cards said Kilpatrick, a Democrat, quit a Lake County deputy spotted the 27-year-old woman bent over at the waist and
couption, the apparent last Kilpaick spnt $840,000 be- office in 2008 in a different screaming profanities at a school bus full of children, The woman had one hand on
stepafter a series of scandals yond'his saly during his time scandal that was extraordinary her ankle during her performance and the other on her private parts.
destroyed his political career as mayor. Defense attorneys at the time but seems smaller
and helped steer a.crisis-laden tried to portray the money as compared ith the sweeping Man accused of threatening young girls at Broward bus stop
ty eve deper into trouble. generous gifts from political federal probe that has led to A man was recently arrested after authorities allege he threatened to rape
*Kilpatrick, who served as supporters who opened their the convictions of more than n girh e aitin t a btop in North Lauderale Charles Sco 29, is
.yor from 2002 until fall wallets for birthdays or holi-, 30 people. Sexually explicit text young grls wo wer wang a a us sp n North Lauderdale. haes Scott, 29, is
2008, fattened his bank ac- days messages revealed that Kilpat- charged with resisting arrest with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer,
count by;tens of thousands of ~ ~ Thetdugy pl ilpat. rick had lied during a trial to in addition to battery charges stemming from a prior, unrelated case, jail records
dollrs, traveled the country in A' ricklal4t oa 4p t' cover up an afair with.bi top show.
i campain fndr r e idhe re s for d t Broward cop finds duffle bag of cocaine while on manatee patrol
fr ackti of cash hidden in her si t or firing police officewhtl A Broward Sheriff's deputy found a burlap bag with cocaine worth $700,000 while
c to evidence at ii s ..- 'h.4wand 4:oPected wrondthal, out on manatee protection duty last Wednesday morning. Deputy James Lemieux
00o Detroit otrasoon Will t spotted the bag floating a mile offshore between Dania Beach Pier and the Port Ev-
So the c ity io ai do ctractors and "A:in wit 1330e KlP 4 netbuerglades Inlet about 11 a.m., according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. Investigators
oldal gh e u;s H, estimate each brick which contained a kilo to be worth about $28,000.
Saneort bls f A woman shot her male roommate in the back after the two got into an argument
Smillion f dollarsnor,too it i bk last Wednesday afternoon. It was unclear what the pair was fighting about in the
ter i asa t in Juy aygther apartment on 13990 NE Sixth Ave. according to the North Miami Police Department.
c il Contrceor, srns oaid te a thy waft was no other way to Jolve $18 The man was airlifted to RyderTrauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital where
at es. The govern- foced to takeo oefor billion in on debt. The he was in stable condition. The shooter, whose identity was not disclosed, was taken
alei 1tpartneric or risk lovins bu- ,0- cas' e is pending. ,': into custody. She was charged with attempted murder.
North Carolina man drowns in the New River $7ooK of coke found
By Mik Clary Lauderdale police. has claimed the lives of taking place. By Wayne K. Rousan
"Just how he got into at least four people. Robinson said that after con- That's one expensive coke float.
FORT LAUDERDALE Blair the water is a mystery," Robinson was re- sulting with the family, the A Broward Sheriff's marine patrol deputy found an estimated
Robinson disappeared during a said Dionne Robinson. ported missing about 3 marriage of L'Wade and Muni- $700,000 worth of cocaine floating in the ocean off Dania Beach
bachelor party at a downtown The New River along a.m. Friday. Police div- rah Lewin went on Saturday while on routine patrol around 11 a.m. Sunday.
club the night before his cousin's the city's Riverwalk is ers found his body that as scheduled. "My mother gave Deputy James "Brac" Lemieux spotted a burlap bag bobbing in
wedding. known for its treach- afternoon, them their blessing," she said. the waves about a mile offshore, between the Dania Beach Pier
"They were all having a good erous currents. "The Dionne Robinson 'They dedicated the service to and the Port Everlades Inlet
time, and when they turned to current is strong and said her younger broth- Blair, and promised to name Lemieux thought it was a trunk because of its rectangular
look for him he was gone,' said unique in that area," ROBINSON er was an avid and ex- their first child after him." shape but as he got closer he realized it was a bag stuffed with
Robinson's sister, Dionne Robin- Detective DeAnna cellent swimmer. "It is Blair Robinson was raised in 25 individually wrapped packages. They field-tested positive for
son. Greenlaw said. "Our not beyond the realm Windsor and moved to Raleigh cocaine officials said
Late Friday, hours after the divers use more air while work- of possibility that he decided to with his mother, an American The 25 kilos were taken to the Broward Sheriff's Crime Lab.
21-year-old from Raleigh, N.C., ing in it. And in certain places it's take a quick swim," said Robin- Airlines employee, when he was nvestigators said the estimated value of one kilo is approximate-
was reported missing, Robinson's so deep there is a ledge and div- son, who lives in Windsor, Conn. in high school. He worked at ly $28,000
body was recovered from the New ers have to go under it to search.' She did not know why he left Whole Foods in Cary, N.C., while vigilant," Broward Sheriff Scott Israel
'Our marine patrol is vigilant," Broward Sheriff Scott Israel
River near the South Andrews Since 2008, the river near the Club Euro, 211 SW Second St., taking classes at Wake Technical said in a press release. They are reminded all the time that nar-
Avenue bridge, according to Fort downtown entertainment district where the bachelor party was Community College in Raleigh. cotic trafficking is still prevalent,"
In an unrelated case that same day, federal agents seized
620 u a dbout 620 pounds of cocaine iworth at least $5.5 million. The
2 drugs were found aboard the M.V. Secret Spot mega-yacht that
had docked in West Pafm Beach, agents said.
By Pau M hon said that he had not done o cocaine from a small vessel off- bags containing fake cocaine had docked in West Palm Beachagents said
after returning from his last shore of the Bahamas. He said in West Palm Beach, according On May 15ha local fiserman discovered seven bricks of what
Federal agents seized about port ofcall in the Bahamas. he planned to turn over the to court records. wasthought to be maruana foatig in the ocean, sheriffs of-
620 pounds of cocaine with "The agents asked Costen- drugs to another man. Steven Torello Davis, 26, was a
a value of at least $5.5 mil- bader what was in the duf- A woman, Michelle Daniel, arrested and said that "he be- Ifanyone comes across a suspicious package on the beach or
lion from a mega-yacht that fel bags and Costenbader re- 33, of Jupiter, who was on the lieved he was supposed to re- floating in the water, you are encouraged to call 911, BSO Ma-
docked Sunday in West Palm plied 'cocaine,' according to boat was also arrested and told ceive approximately 200 bricks rine Patrol Unit Sgt. Joseph Capua said in a statement.
Beach. a criminal complaint filed in agents she had helped carry of marijuana and/or cocaine" Capua and Lemieux are part of the marine patrol's 49-member
Boat captain Jonathan federal court by Anderson Sul- some of the bags of cocaine and turn it over to other peo- unit that includes the 40-man Dve Rescue Team.
Costenbader, 34, of Palm Beach livan, an agent with Homeland from the cockpit into the salon. ple, according to the agents. The Marine Patrol oversees county waterways, enforces ma-
County, and two other people Security Investigations. Agents from Homeland Se- All three were arrested on rine laws, protects manatees, investigates boating accidents and
were arrested after agents said Authorities said they found curity Investigations, the Drug charges they conspired to im- related crime scenes and promotes boating education and safety.
they saw Costenbader taking 11 duffel bags containing 282 Enforcement Administration, port cocaine with intent to de-
duffel bags off the M.V. Secret bricks of cocaine on his truck Customs and Border Patrol liver it and locked up pending D ee L Br
Spot and loading them on to and in the main salon of the and the Palm Beach County court hearings. If convictedebate over LeBron an
his pickup truck at the Palm 132-foot luxury vessel. Sheriffs Office had Costen- the maximum penalty for the
Harbor Marina. Costenbader agreed to be bader arrange to meet the man offense is 10 years to life in Jordan turns violent
Investigators asked him if he interviewed, agents said, and he was to deliver the drugs federal prison and a $10 mil-
had cleared customs and he told them he had picked up the to and he turned over several lion fine. By Laken Ltman ship police chief Jim Essek, the
uncle-nephew duo had been at
yway out of hand. fights with various people about
Two face court-martial in Naval Academy assault k cSge
At the Ba'Runi Hotel & Grille different sports, including Pitts-
By Jennifer Steinhauer grilled about her sexual habits, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Michael burgh teams.
generating public outrage about Landeros and his nephew Ar- Police said the altercation es-
WASHINGTON Two former the proceedings, which help mando Encinas allegedly got calated when the bar owner, an
Naval Academy football players determine whether cases are into a fight with some custom- employee and a patron tried to
accused of sexually assaulting sent to court-martial. Article 32 ers about who was better, LeB- calm Encinas down, but were
a female midshipman at an off- hearings permit questions not ron James or Michael Jordan. allegedly stabbed by him in the
campus party will face court- allowed in civilian courts. According to Harmony Town- process.
martial proceedings, the latest
in a string of high-profile cases
in the military that are draw-
ing increased scrutiny from the
Pentagon and Congress.
The case stems from a "yoga
and toga" party last year near
the academy in Annapolis,
Md., where the woman, then a
20-year-old second-year stu-
dent, arrived intoxicated and Eric Graham, left, is charged with abusive sexual contact
later had sex with some of the and Joshua Tate with aggravated sexual assault in a 2012
players. In grueling testimony
last month during a military episode.
hearing at the Washington Navy accused, a crime has been committed by
Yard, she said she had no mem- Admiral Miller, who is what the accused."
ory of parts of the evening, the military calls the "convening Andrew Weinstein, the lawyer
The day after the party, the authority" in the case, made the for Mr. Bush, said he felt grati-
woman testified, she learned via highly unusual choice of press- fied. "Midshipman Bush is a S "S
social media of the encounters ing for courts-martial against young man who has committed FnOR 1-MTom LO S-MOTH
with three players, who were the advice of the investigating his life to the protection of our suescPlPTIoN SUBSCRIPTION
subsequently charged with sex- officer, who oversaw the hearing country," Mr. Weinstein wrote
ually assaulting her and mak- and predicted the prosecution in an e-mailed statement, "and
ing false statements. The in- would fail to convict the three with these criminal charges
vestigation was stymied in part men, now behind him, he looks for- I u L Exp
by the woman's initial refusal Admiral Miller determined ward to continuing his loyal m a
to cooperate, academy officials that there were not reasonable and devoted service." _Exp
said. grounds for the charges against Chip Herrington, the lawyer
The superintendent of the Mr. Bush, but that "reasonable for Mr. Graham, said his client L _Exp
academy, Vice Adm. Michael H. grounds did exist to believe that was "not guilty and the allega-
Miller, following an initial hear- the offenses were committed by tions of sex abuse against him
ing known as an Article 32 hear- Midshipman Graham and Mid- are completely false." Authorized Signature
ing, referred two midshipmen, shipman Tate," said John Scho-' Pointing to the recommenda- Name
Eric Graham and Joshua Tate, field, a spokesman for the acad- tion of the hearing investigator,
to general court-martial. Mr. emy. Mr. Herrington said: "Obviously, Address
Graham is charged with abu- He added: "The convening we are disappointed with Vice City State Zip
sive sexual contact and Mr. Tate authority decision is not based Admiral Miller's rejection of the
with aggravated sexual assault. on the probability of a success- recommendation of his own in- Phone emall
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against another midshipman, ate evidence and determine if During the Article 32 hearing,
Tra'ves Bush, the third player reasonable grounds exist that the woman was aggressively
nl'lNAHON'NS #1 ll.AC'K NEWSI.'AI'R .. .. 7A THE MIAMI TIMES, OCTOBER 16-22, 20135
MIAMI'S COLORED WEEKLY
James A. Emanuel, was acclaimed poet and critic
By William Yardley positions in the late '60s, he structor in 1957 and retiring Emanuel said his son commit-
accepted. By the early '80s, af- as a professor in 1983. ted suicide after being beaten
James A. Emanuel, a, poet, ter the death of his only child In 1967 he published his by "three cowardly cops."
educator and critic who pub- in Los Angeles, he had vowed first book, "Langston Hughes," "I never speak of it," he said
lished more than a dozen vol- never to return to the United a close analysis of that poet's in a 2007 interview for the
umes of his poetry, much of States. He never did. work adapted from his doctor- Web site Cosmoetica.
it after his frustration with He wrote often of racism, in- al thesis. Emanuel's marriage to the
racism in the United States cluding in an early work, "The "He wrote with great insight former Mattie Etha Johnson
helped motivate him to move Negro': and skill about Langston ended in divorce. No immedi-
to France, died on Sept. 27 in Hughes, and appreciated his ate family members survive.
Paris. He was 92. Never saw him. genius when many other aca- Emanuel was a meticulous
His death was confirmed by Never can. demics didn't," Arnold Ramp- worker and archivist.
his nephew Jim Smith. Hypothetical, ersad, a professor at Stanford "Multiple drafts of a given
Emanuel, who grew up in Haunting man. who has written an acclaimed poem frequently reveal not
Nebraska, wrote prolifically Eyes a-saucer, biography of Hughes, wrote in only the creative process
and to steady approval for Yessir bossir, born on June 15, 1921, in Al. an e-mail. through alterations and cor-
more than half a century, but Dice a-clicking, liance, Neb. His father, Alfred, In 1968, Mr. Emanuel and rections but also indicate the
he is not as well known as Razor flicking, died when he was young. His Theodore L. Gross edited day, time and location of com-
many of the writers who share The-ness froze him mother, Cora, was a school- "Dark Symphony: Negro Lit- position as well as -sources
space with him in anthologies In a dance, teacher and a driving force in erature in America," and Mr. of inspiration, such as news-
of African-American litera- A-ness never his life who tended to keep to Emanuel published his first paper articles, opera tickets,
ture. Geography and an incli- Had a chance. herself, book of poetry, "The Treehouse photographs and restaurant
nation to stand apart played a Naomi Long Madgett, a "Buzzards fly in droves," she and Other Poems." More than receipts," the Library of Con-
role. poet and the founder of Lotus often told her son, recalled a a dozen other books followed, gress, where he donated his
Press, which published many family friend, David L. Evans. most of them poetry, including papers in the late 1990s, not-
TAUGHT AT CITY COLLEGE of his works, said Mr. Eman- "But the eagle flies alone." "Black Man Abroad," in 1978; ed in a summary.
In the 1960s he taught at uel was masterfully precise, Emanuel served in the Army "Whole Grain: Collected Po- His correspondence in-
City College in New York, careful to leave room for read- from 1942 to 1946, spending ems, 1958-1989," in 1991; and cludes exchanges with the
where he started the first ers to participate. two years as the secretary to "The Force and the Reckon- poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the
class on black poetry, wrote 'Some poets don't know Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Sr., ing," a blend of autobiography, novelist Ralph Ellison and the
academic studies of Langs- when a poem should stop," the Army's first black gen- poems, essays and other writ- scholar Houston A. Baker.
ton Hughes and other black Ms. Madgett said. "It's much eral. He graduated from How- ing, in 2001. In his later years, Mr. Eman-
writers, and mentored young harder to write a short poem ard University in 1950 and uel claimed to have invented a
scholars, including the critic than it is to write one that just received his master's from POLICE BRUTALITY new form of literature: the jazz
Addison Gayle Jr. rambles on and on. James Northwestern in 1953. He His poem "Deadly James (For haiku, stanzas of 17 syllables
Even as his reputation grew, Emanuel knew what to say earned his doctorate in Eng- All the Victims of Police Bru- he read to the accompaniment
he became increasingly frus- and what to leave out." lish and comparative litera- tality)" was about the death in of jazz music. Like the music,
trated with racism in America. ture from Columbia while he 1983 of his only child, James they felt improvisational even
When European universities MOTHER A TEACHER was teaching at City College, A. Jr. The circumstances of as they respected structure:
began offering him teaching James Andrew Emanuel was starting as an English in- the death are unclear, but Mr. Four-letter word JAZZ:
last surviving Tuskegee Airman, Joseph was black.! Falls, Iowa.
was 93. om in his flight suit stands at the Du- war and retired from the Air Force as a
His daughter, Phyllis Douglass, of Cla- luth airport terminal. The Duluth News major in 1964. He then went to work for
remont, Calif., told The Associated Press Tribune reports the statue includes a the U.S. Forest Service in Minnesota as j E
on Friday that he died of cancer Thurs- quote from him: a personnel officer, retiring in 1985 but
day at the Ecumen Lakeshore nursing "We're all Americans. That's why we remaining active into his 90s. He often
home in Duluth. chose to fight. I'm as American as any- spoke to schools and other groups about
During World War II, Gomer was a body. My black ancestors were brought the Tuskegee Airmen and the importance
ica's first Black fighter pilots, who pro- ica. My German ancestors came over to He once related how a fourth-grader
tected U.S. bombers. Blacks were not build a new life. And my Cherokee ances- asked him why he fought so hard for a H
allowed to become pilots before the war, tors were here to greet all the boats," he country that treated him so poorly.
but the Tuskegee Airmen became one once said. F "I had to explain to him that this is
of World War II's most respected fight- Duluth Mayor Don Ness issued a my country; it's the only country I knew,
er units. Their success is credited with statement noting that Gomer was able to and I was ready to sacrifice for it," Gomer
helping prompt the integration of the witness the unveiling of the statue. He teUsaid.
military in 1948. called Gomer a national hero, who had Gomer was part of a delegation of
Gomer flew 68 combat missions in P- been an integral part of the community surviving Tuskegee Airmen invited to
47s and P-51s over northern Africa, Italy ever since he moved to Duluth, attend the 2009 inauguration of Presi-
and Germany. He survived a crash land- "The Joe Gomer Monument will forev- dent Barack Obama. President George
ing and having his plane shot up by a er serve as a reminder of Joe's vast con- W. Bush presented the aviators with the
German fighter. But he would later tell tributions to our community and coun- Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.
how a "'short, fat, red-necked captain" try," he said. Douglass said funeral arrangements
ordered him to the back of the line to Another statue of Gomer was unveiled Joe Gomer were pending.
miarily of c als freed slave donates branding iron
G ri.e 68op mbat miisalvei County to the war, 'Bll was freed and she and sAhe said.
4 sa n isoTh saidr Buti for other Afaiean-Americanv cowboys con- 'dThe flt t brand was a U, likely cho-:
TEXA CITY Texas (APJ ,no knew where the iro was tinued to work for Butler, leading ma- en for his wife Unistine, also known
elicia Taylor andher famify or even that it existed, jor cattle drives to markets in Kansas. at Katle, Oalloway said. In the 1880s, "H
fond the approximately 135year-old Historian Alicia Galloway has worked Bell moved from Butler's ranch in he would register a second brand that
branding iron registered by her great with Taylor's mother, rma Johnson, about 1874, Galloway said. He regis- wa. either a 7U or a U7, she said, tor i
gratgrandfathe, they struggled with for years doingresearch on the history tred his brand four years later. To do likely for the seven children he and his
what to do next. of The Settlement. that, the law at the time required that wife had.:
The branding iron, in the shape of It was while going over records at he have more than 20 head of cattle, But for all the historioal research :!
Sa U, beonged to Calvin Bell, the eed the Galveton County Courthouse that she said, theyihad done, Galloway said he had
slave who helped found The iSette they came across the information, Gal- "If youjust hada milk cow or two ihdea that at least one of the brand-
ment, a ommunity of freed lave and oway aid. you didn't have to brand them," she g irton still existed somewherei ,
now aNationaly Reognized Historic It was while in a containment camp said. "We went on a search to find this
District in present-day Texas City, during the Civil War that Bell began Galloway said she is not sure how branding iron," Taylor said.
The Galverton County Daily News working cattle for George Washington Bell acquired his herd, but it could It turned up in a box of remain
reports the iron was regstered 78 Butlr, a ranher in what is now the have come from the Butler ranch, from the estate of Francis Bell, Taylor's
and it is believed that Bell is the frst north part of Galveston County, After "A lot of times, Butler paid in cattle," aunt from California
a o ft t e ta Gy h l re a n h
8A THE MIAMI TIMES OCTOBER 16-22, 2013 THE NATIONS #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER
World sees 'a democracy that's
not working,' Jimmy Carter says
the building's original sear
Congress could learn from Habitat, ad a oin acrine n
guard, who had been living in
ex-president asserts a cardboard box and earning
money by recycling cans, and /
By Martha T. Moore you're all working for the same the way the neighborhood was
goal. before its recent rapid gentrifi-
NEW YORK The world is Carter, 89, returned to New cation.
looking at the federal govern- York City's Lower East Side In the nearly 30 years since he se
ment shutdown and sees "a to visit a six-story apartment he worked on the Mascot Flats,
democracy that's not working," building he helped rehab in as the building is called, Cart- AV"
former president Jimmy Carter 1984, in the first of what has er said, he has helped Habitat o
said Thursday. become an annual work trip build thousands of homes, but
The stalemated Congress with hundreds of volunteers, federal spending on affordable
needs to follow the rules of a Just four years out of the White housing has been in a long de- of th C ct
building site, said Carter, who is House, the Carters slept on the cline. a as
visiting the city to rehab Super- floor of a church while they Tax policies that favor thein a de- f
storm Sandy-damaged houses worked with 42 other on the rich, loosened regulations beadr
with Habitat for Humanity. building, which was trash-filled J y w on campaign finance, and
"We respect authority. When and virtually roofless. The de- slow regulation of banks have
we have a building superinten- crepit shell became apartments all contributed to "a generic
dent or house leader, everybody now worth many times the own- family a Bible and a key to their change in the federal govern-
that works on the Habitat site ers' original investment of cash own homes, and we all & I weep ment attitude" toward spending
pays attention to instructions and sweatequity. Most of the 19 on each others' shoulders." on housing, he said. "The aver- f
for the well-being of everybody," apartments are still occupied by With his wife, Rosalynn, age person who wants to buy
Carter said in an interview with their original owners. Carter eat with a group of resi- a home has no representation,
USA DAY. "Secondly, there's "I like to start with something dents in the 550-square-foot relatively speaking, in Wash-
no distinction about whether that's not there, just a concrete apartment of Don Kao, who ington and the folks that are
you're a Christian or a Muslim foundation, and at the end of a runs a drop-in youth center, lending themoney and making ret
or a Jew or Democrat or a Re- frve-day week to have acomplete The group snacked, snapped the profits, through their lob- n
publican or a man or a woman house," Carter said. "We give a photos and reminisced about bying efforts, will prevail." pofe
p444ies, that s4hpotwe note 4ciagin
Six Broward cities to add police at elementaries ses s
y Karen 'V "We looked at cities that did offcers in the schools by the ible, it's right in the front office
not have any [school resource end of the year. and I would like to think that
Elementary schools in six officers] in elementary schools But Pembroke Pines has al- if somebody came in, he would
Broward cities will soon be get- at all" said Broward Schools ready hired its two officers, spring to actionm"
ting something new on campus Police Chief David Golt. "That's plus three more, so all five of Aside from protecting the
- police officers. where we made the offer. its elementari are covered, schools, these officers are sup-
The Broward school district Under the plan Hollywood The officers are already on the posed to develop relationships
agreed to spend $555,000 far would get four officers, Pe job. with students to prevent drug
12 officers to patrol schools broke Pines, Lauderill and "The ommission said this use and crime. goupencumbered
in Hollywood, Coconut Creek, Davie each would get two, is the safety and welfare of "It's always to let the kids
Pembroke Pines, Wilton Man- while Coconut Creek and Wil- our kids, were funding it our- know the officers are there to -
ors, Lauderill and Davie. ton Manors each get one. selves, said assistant city protect them and can be there
Officials said they were com- It will be up to the munici- manaer Aner Gonzalez. when they need help," said
pelled to re-examine security palities to hire the officers Christine Aron, a teacher Hollywood Police Chief Frank sn color
after December's massacre in and decide'how to share them at Pines Lakes Elementary Fernandez, who praised the
Newtown, Conn., stoked fears among their schools. The di- n Pembroke Pines, said her additions.
that elementary schools were trict splits the cost of the of- scho's officer was already a Hollywood and Coconut
too vulnerable. Every middle ficers, paying $46,000 per of- vitalpart ofthe campus. Creek plan to use retired offi-
and high school in Broward ficer, so mnicipalities must "I think that just having cers at the schools instead of
has at least one dedicated offi- commit to funding the remain- them there every day, it is a paying a full salary and ben-
cer, but the elementaries share ing expenses. coamfnt a security factor,' efits package for a full-time of-
or do without. Most cities expect the new she said. "His presence is vis- ficer.
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Dad: Nine -yearod Las Vegas
'?Li0' 1..... 1
stowaway is troubled child
SA distraught father mett t a b
been unable to rein in aetly bleded in with a family with hi
dren to gt through security. He was then
SBy Doug tsanglinen on surveillance video chatting with a
Tht tearful father of a 9fr o nt-o'iiM b 'Vvistod
The tearful father of a 9-year-old 4 atnd onto the plane when the agent was dis-
apolis boy who sneaked aboard a fi th acting tracted.
Las Vegas last week' said Wedneesda* I that Th boytln sat in anempty seat untiaf
his son has a history of behavioale was aion n fligt atten-
bens, but that ho feels powerless torrei ,* L a
Iem,! lut that he feel* powerless to rein ,d gon dantc realized that his name was not on a
in, er e uMeL no 1W .'t, M undtan d tt manifet as an unaccpmpanied minor.
The father, who did not want to be idonti T Sta ri e sy it obtained n
-Photo: David Joles, The Star Tribune/AP fle ore a cap under a tightly drawn bla k m f o the re t of countyi
The father of a 9-year-old boy who sneaked aboard a flight hod toh r orvers hiew faccom e during a mtg ~ t erv a b ealth Dart
Swith reporters. Hewas ac compaied.y VJ ut being ment to administratprs and County Board
from Minneapolis to Las Vegas last week kept his face and Smittiof the anti-violene groupMADA mbr h~tboybbecame vioen
"I'm aparent, I'm not perfect. We o H trash' and was ospitalized and eventually calmed
head covered Oct. 9, during a news conference. he was at afriend's house. We had no de an in d
Fighting terror on new front
By Richard Mayh.w 23, said he didn't know the
md Aies Shah young men who left for Somalia
five years ago.
Five years ago, Abdifatah "I saw their pictures on the
Farah was a college student website. I know their story,"
and budding poet who knew said Ahmed, who grew up in
little about the terrorist group the giant apartment towers that A
rapidly emerging in the bloody dominate the West Bank sky- gn
ruin of his native Somalia. line and are home to hundreds
He'd heard about the young of Somali families.
men and boys from the Twih "But to be honest with you, I
Cities who had vanished to pay no attention to Al-Shabab.' si g a
join the fight for control of As Ahmed spoke, dozens of
his homeland, and he knew teens and young children shot
that one had died in a sui- baskets or kicked soccer balls
cide bombing there. But for at a nearby field. Under the
the most part, this group that 5 sunny September sky, Cedar- aMd and Unjust, as Hermann G6ring
called itself AI-Shabab or "The Riverside was a community at and his fellow, Nazi defendants
Youth' was a mystery. Abdifatah Farah, right, and Daud Mohamed, glance at a banner play.* C TOWN tis a 8 vili fed the Nuremberg tribunals
'Over time," Farah, now 26, The mood on this day was in Af U n will stin Ad- following World War IL
recalled, 'we realized.' at the Ka Joog office that reads "no tribalism." Ka Joog means stark contrast to the feeling five Maba, Ethopl toda todist While some African leaders play
AI-Shabab's brutal massacre "to stop" or "stay away," a reference to keeping Somali Ameri- years ago, when national media t l5 by some Af i both the race and colonial cards,
of nearly 70 civilians at a Ke- can youth away from terrorism. descended to documeit the ~i to with w f the In- the facts are dear. Far from be-
nyan shopping mall last week unfolding story of a community al Crimialo The ing a so.caled white man's witch
showed the world what Min- warning teens ofAl-Shabab's divided. cals mut, be resisted. hunt, the IC.CC. could
neapolis has learned the hard deadly lure and the dangers of I 'ae For months, bitter debate cir- he 'ontinent has suf- not be more African if it
way over the past five years radicalism. culated over how and why some fred the consequences tried. More than 20 Afri-
that the terror group's reach is Feelings toward investiga- that 20 young men left for Somalia. (o unaccountable gy- can countries helped to
long and lethal. tors have softened, too. At the or d n he iSome struggled to understand ranance for too ong to found the I.C.C. Of the
Only a few years ago, nobody beginning of the FBI's probe, what would compel the men to the protections 108 nations that initial-
here wanted to talk about ter- young Somalis feared federal etrm leave the safety of their homes br ,bythe I.C.C. ly joined the I.C.C., 30
rorism or suicide bombings or agents knocking on their doors. for the chaos of a country in h a ders seeldng are in Africa. Five of the
ties to Minnesota, home to the Now, they meet regularly with [ ] l nw the midst of civil war. t1a utcova efa- ,court's 18 judges are A-
nation's largest concentration law enforcement to share infor- Not until the Minneapolis Ath loolin fora 1 rican, as is its vice presi-
of Somalis. The community was mation and vent concerns. men began dying in the fight t maim d adent, Sani Mmasenono
torn and in denial and locked Despite the changed land- did the community begin to tiown l ltePho mu aonageg of Botwana.
in bitter debate over why the scape, underlying issues that as." realize the high stakes. consequn t e. The courts chief pros-
young men left. "The name 'Al- make youth vulnerable to radi- Later, when it heard the hor- the atmt an of the ecutbr, Patou Bensouda, who has
Shabab' was whispered,' said calism still exist. Many remain rors of Al-Shabab's tactics from hdl. tstand in the huge power over which cases are
Abdirizak Bihi, a community frustrated by their inability to members from Minnesota. the mouths of recruits who oo held to ac- The Cforwa is e rom Gambian
activist whose nephew was find work. Some feel rejected 'I can't guarantee that no one defected and returned to face n th hed to ac- wth e Ian court. er ri
killed in Somalia after joining by the American mainstream. will go over and join these ex- criminal charges for supporting u t hrabiltI a emb Leing the I.C.C. would be a
Al-Shabab. Feen t persist thatti i fM treme groups," said Abdisalam the terror group, there was no ad that thoe who get in tragedy for Africa, as leaders like
Today, everyone talks. 4couraed may still fall prey Adam, a local Somali commu- doubt. Wvitim:thi the former United Nations secre-
"People are commenting and to the AI-Shabab sales pitch, nity leader. But, he added, at The recruits told stories of B sould rean aee tary general Kofi Annan, of Gha-
cursing and telling [Al-Shabab] seduced by slick videos that least now, there is more aware- staying in a terrorist safe house ad i i celess. nr, have noted. Without its deter-
'to go to hell," Bihi said. invite them to take up arms for ness." and of mastering the workings os they believe that nel- rence, countries could and would
Before, Farah's youth group, a "jihadiset cause. of assault rifles, machine guns thd the godlen rue nor the rutle 'atack their neighbors, or minori-
called Ka Joog, which stands Some worry, too, that ai CHANGING TIMES and rocket-propelled grenade fl, applies to .ties in their own countries, with
for "stay away," dealt mostly Al-Shabab remakes itself after On a warm Friday afternoon launchers. One recruit told of Butthey owthathec ot impunity. hen ubanga was ar-
of tre r eaekow tohy frese t imL sty. Whe Lubanga was at-
with preventing young Soma- months of decline, it may at the Brian Coyle Community being "scared to death" after "i thse hing c n public without rested to face charges of enlisting
lis from joining gangs. Now, it become more dangerous than Center in the Cedar-Riverside being shown videos of behead- terdciaes. Instead, they con and conscripting child' soldiers,
finds itself spending its energy ever, actively recruiting more neighborhood, Liiban Ahmed, ings. ennt accuse the I.C.C. of rac- the threat of the I.C.C. under-
m. mined his support from other mi-
At fltat glance, the claimmight litias. After the Ivory Coast strong-
Police arrest 8 House members at immigration rally Sblehun man Laurent obagbo was taken
'e I3n 2002 and based in The to face justice in The Hague, the
By Luks Alonso Lug House includes billions of dol- age, has so far considered only country was able to rebuild.
S a Lugo sfor border security as well cas against Africans. But this Without this court, there would
WASHINGTON (AP At least as a 3-yer stht citizenshi s partb because independent tri- be no brake on the worst excesses
WASHeight Democratic memberN (AP) At leas of for those already in the U.S. il- that were established to of these criminals. And these vio-
the House were among about legally. the U.S. il- : l cases concerning the for- lent leaders continue to plague Af-
the House awere amonget about I laly w- ier Yugoslavia, Cambodia and rica: the Great Lakes, Mali, north-
200 people arrested Tuesday af- It's unclear whether the GOP- other countries have naturally led emrn Nigeria and Egypt all give
ter they blocked a main street dominated House will ever pass to a reduction in the scope of the reason for concern. Perpetrators
near the Capitol during amas- legislation that could form the ourt activities. of violence must not be allowed to
sive rally seeking to push Re- basis for a final deal with the ,: 32people have been pub- wriggle f-ree.
publicans to hold a vote on a Senate. Most House Republi- aolindicted by the court, with Moreover, where justice and or-
stalled immigration reform bill. cans have rejected this comrn- otl ione convicti-on, of Thomas der are not restored, there can be
Police would not identify those prehensive approach, and the L n for war crhmas in the no healing, leaving violence and
arrestd. Representatives of the House Judiciary Committee Demratic Republic of Congo, hatred ticking like a bomb in the
socigIlicy organization Cen- has moved forward with indi- Bit many of the investigations corner. We knowtoowell thatlong,
terf'i nmnunity Change and vidual, single-issue immigra- w'.notnlttiated by the court or a painful road to healing in South
The Associated Press witnessed 'tion bills that could come to the f :qrigi&oy; they were referred to Africa, as do the people of-Kenya.
the arrests of Reps. John Lewis, floor sometime later this year th court by African governments As Africa begins to find its voice in
D-Ga.; 4 Gutierrez, D-Ill.; or next. hemselves, The judges and inves- world affairs, it must strengthen
Rail Gfif'alva, D-Ariz.; Keith Citing the demonstration, the tigators were invitedin, its commitment to the rule of law,
Ellison, D-Minn.; Joseph Crow- White House issued a state- So the African focus of the not undermine it. These principles
ley and Charles Rangel, both Rep. Charles RaIgel, D-N.Y., is arrested by U.S. Capitol ment calling for the House to court should not be seen as an are part of our global moral and
D-N.Y.; Al Green, D-Texas; and Police officers, dC CpjtolHill during a immigration rally in take up the immigration bill. Indictment of its neutrality but of legal responsibility, not items from
Jan Schakdwsky, D-Ill., Washington, last week. "The enthusiastic demonstra- th ,qality of leadsrship and de-' a menu we canchoose only when
Representatives of other tion of support for immigration i Ic in many African coun- it suits us.
groups whose members at- later, police said in a statement. the six-time Grammy winners reform this week has proven to Wien thousands of people Along with thousands of oth-
tended the rally, such as United Before being arrested, Guti6r- Los Tigres del Norte performed Congress that the broad coali- : urdlered and displacedl ,in ers; I have joined a campaign by
Farm Workers and Farmworker rez said he planned the act at the National Mall during tion behind commonsense so- ia!y country, as ~iln Sudan, for in. Avasi, an international advocacy
Justice, confirmed that several of civil disobedience "so the a show in which the Mexican lutions to our nation's broken iice, Ideally the country's own group, calling on Africa's leaders
of their members were arrested speaker of the House can free band dedicated each song to immigration laws is as strong system of justice will redress the to stay in the I.CC. The alterna-
as well. Congress and finally pass im- the estimated 11 million im- as it has ever been," accord- Wrongs. That is not in dispute. tives are too painful: revenge,
Those arrested will be charged migration reform." migrants living in the United ing to the statement from press But when that country is unwill- like What happened in Rwanda,
with "crowding, obstructing House Democrats arrested States illegally. secretary Jay Carney. "It's time i~g or unable to restore justice, as Kosov and Bosnia, or blanket
and incommoding" under the during immigration "sit-i .. Prospects for passage of a for the House of Representa- is the case Bin many African coun- amnesty and a national commit-
local laws of the District of Co- Play video."House Democrats comprehensive immigration bill tives to reopen the government, tries, who should represent the ment to amnesia, like what hap-
lumbia, the'Capitol Police saSd. arrested during immigration appear dim. A bill passed by pay their bills and get back to interests of the victims? Critics of pened in Chile. The only waet any
The arrests began about 4 p.m. "sit-i ... the Democratic-controlled Sen- the important work of moving the I.C.C. say, 'Nobody." They simr- country can deal with its past is to
EDT and had ended two hours The rally took place after ate and backed by the White the economy forward." ply vilify the institution as racist confront it,
10A THE MIAMI TIMES, OCTOBER 16-22, 2013 I Jll NATION'S I# BLACK NJWSPAI'ER
Two district 94 commissioners seek state House seat
By Anthony Man friend of mine. He's a good. ber 2014, and voters will fill the Republicans 13 percent, and
man," Williams said. "I think it's open seat in that election, independent/no party/third
Commissioners from two Bro- going to be a very good race." Williams estimated a win- party voters are 19 percent.
ward cities are facing off in a DuBose declined to discuss ning primary campaign would Two other candidates have
political contest that's likely to his relationship with Williams. cost from $60,000 to $100,000. also filed paperwork indicating
end up with one going to Tal- Each said he could do well Campaign reports show he their intention to run,
lahassee and the other out of as a Democrat in state House, raised $10,925 by Sept. 30. He One is Jimmy B. Witherspoon
office. where the Republican majority said he hasn't been pushing of Fort Lauderdale, who has
Fort Lauderdale Commis- relegates most Democrats to hard to raise money, but now raised $534. In 2008, he an-
sioner Bobby DuBose entered second-class status. that DuBose has jumped in the nounced his candidacy for Fort
the race for the Democratic DuBose, an independent in- race, hell step up his fundrais- Lauderdale City Commission,
nomination for Florida House of surance adjuster, has been ing. running under the name Jim-
Representatives District 94 last elected to the Fort Lauderdale DuBose declined to say what my "O' Glory" Witherspoon, but
Monday, joining Lauderdale commission twice. he expected to raise and spend. dropped his bid and endorsed
Lakes Commissioner Levoyd L. His current term expires early He said he'd run a grass roots DuBose.
Williams, who's been seeking in 2015, and under state law campaign that isn't expensive. The other is Eric Alexander
the nomination since last July. LEVOYD L WILLIAMS hell have to submit an irrevo- "I don't want to put a number Fowler III of Lauderhill, who
The 94th District includes cable resignation that would go out there," he said. has raised $1,516. Voter regis-
parts of Fort Lauderdale, Lau- similarities. DuBose is a lifelong into effect when the new state The district is so overwhelm- tration records at the Supervi-
derdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Oak- resident of Broward; Williams representative takes office. If he ingly Democratic that the win- sor of Elections Office show he
land Park, Plantation and Wil- has lived in South Florida for loses the primary, he could run BOBBY DUBOSE ner of the August 2014 primary lives outside the 94th District,
ton Manors. more than four decades. Both to regain his commission seat week as a substitute teacher, is virtually certain of becoming in Oakland Park. His voicemail
Besides geography, there's a are lifelong Democrats. Top is- next year. He's been elected to the Lau- the next state representative, to ends with this message: "Once
generational difference to the sues for both are education and Williams is retired from man- derdale Lakes commission four succeed Perry Thurston, who again this is Eric Alexander
contest between DuBose, 42, job creation. agement positions in the tele- times. His only losing election can't run again because of term Fowler the 3rd, and always
and Williams, 66. And, so far at least, there's communications industry and was a 2008 race for mayor. His limits. Democrats make up 68 remember: together we can
Otherwise, there are many no negativity. "Bobby's a good now works about three days a current term expires in Novem- percent of the'registered voters, change anything."
Can candidates wi without "big bucks?
RACE this community. This dis- to spread the message that community coalitions and
continued from A trict needs an experienced a campaign wants the corn- in-touch, local activists. Dis-
leader they can trust. I have munity to know. Advertising trict 5 voters are more than
current session related to been serving this district for and printing costs can be smart to not allow
campaign iance. Yes, cam- .over 25 years and know it tremendouslyhigh. Howeve, their votes be bought.
paign costs havo skyrock- has the potential to be great those costs are necessary if a Rioa Dun I I lost
eted -Just consider that for once more. So I plan to knock campaign wants its messag- to -
his. 2008 presidential run, on every door and spend ev- in to beconsistent through- n 2005 I was
Barack Obama allegedly ery cent necessary to ensure out the community. raised
spent$750M and over $4 bil- we have the future we de- Robert Malne, Jr.: Cam- have to
lion was spent collectively in serve. This election is about paign costs have increased out.
the 2012 presidential cam- hard work, dedication and because there are so many not had he t
paign. Closer to hqme, some commitment to a community special interests fighting for been able o raise' a com-
have wondered how the Die and money is no substitute a piece of the pie that de- parl tjftq f wony
trict 5 candidates are doing for hard work. mand raises the cost of that to his. I ot
both in terms of raising mon- Keon Hardmon: Cam- pie. As a community, we have money to w hI have moreof
ey and how wisely they're paign costs have spiraled out to come together to discuss an issue with negative cam-
pending it. of control for local races. The what to do about campaign paigning and often you have
Our review of financial in- cots are high mainly due finance. Uke the City of Mi- to raise more money in order
formation posted by the City to marketing costs such as ami Beach, the City of Ml- to dispel lies and rumors. It
of Miami Board of Elections newspaper advertiements, ami needs similar campaign will cost between $125K and
website indicates that Keon printing, radio advertise- finance laws. I can honestly $175K to win. I have raised an Bwer' holds a ce for $46,5 e-
Hardemon leads the four ments, mailers, and telei- win with'$25,000 to 00 over $100K and that wll by thet of Tsayan as partial
candidte with $51,404 to- sion commercials. I sup- in campaign o in the nea se t en the Gmnd Canyon.
tal monetary, followed by port current cami lagrr wif MW. Again, the Obam4
Jacquetta "Jacqur Colyer that require dibclosure of the other candidates, u pagn illtrte the
with $34,748 total monetary; sources of campaign con=ri- tlo the _,rciently -nt* ang ad a govern o
Richard P. Dunn I $11,050 butions and ditures, a~ legr conscience. to run. n a g oe rn o r
ert Malone, Jr., $8,875 total lt on the spend upwardof$1 polling,strat
monetary. : ndidate can oren to win the election. relatons
Here's what they're saying for a local Limit- is a serious
about the costs of campaign- ing the amount And tween the other anth businesses had daily revenue
ing. can raise and d would and the problemsofDe Cr of $20,000. Losing that kind
.Jacqua Cober: Campaign allow the ani more 5. They seem to a aef moey enforjusta
cost has risen over theyears time to knock t doors talk t wo is ie a m s rthe polit- short time threatened to
just like the cost of living.i- of the residents opposed them wth mony, it's a ne- Capitol i, turn the tourit-dependent
nancing a successful cam- to meeting wi uental of ring hnest, o There are some ab- governor of communities of northern Ari-
paign is important because donors. There been able solutions to the where a gr cut adeal with ona into ghost towns.
it gives you the resources to many examples re the the plague the city. Tooworker is able to win despite a iitrati So Arizona's Republica
deliver your message to the candidate that- raised the campaigns spend th having very little funds but that puts her state's interests governor moved quickly to
people. At a recent forum, I most money did not win on political consultants 's an exception to the aa 's undo the damage her OP
indicated that I would spend the election. I do not think are disconnected from Any formidable candi- da into the nation- colleagues in Congress fted
whatever it takes to win be- that it costs lots of mon- realities of the comm has to have some level al t alutdown that, upon her state by agreeing to
cause this election is far too ey win. However I beieye o- r .e fudrg other things, closed pay the Interior Departmnt
important to the people in that it costs lost mony the th re bein naive. the na park the $651,00 cotof operat-
Sn Jan Brewer 0 ing the Grand Canyon for one
San agreement with week. If it takes longer than
Is U.S Senate on vre ow but uS. Department of ln that to end the shutdown,
state and local government even more money from her
BUDGET now largely a fight over spend- lion and leave untouched the publican leadership aide said funds and private donations state's public till to keep Ari
continued from 1A ing levels which has emerged new round of cuts on Jan. 15 Sunday that Reid "moved the to reopen the Grand Canyon zonas biggest tourist attrak-
as a major sticking point, that would reduce the amount goalposts" by trying to "violate" National Park. tion open -- and the thou-
federal workers, now entering After a string of budget to $967 billion, spending levels set in the 2011 Brewer has had a testy sands of people it supports
week three of the partial shut- proposals fell apart over the Democrats, though, want to Budget Control Act. relationship with Preadent out of the poor house.
down, are just now starting to weekend, GOP lawmakers figure out a way to undo the Unclear was whether any Obama. So such a conces- Other state,- Utah, Colo-
see the hit to their paychecks. on last Sunday pointedly ac- reductions, plus enact a long- Senate deal would pass the Re- slonwas a high price for her rado, New York and Southi
But both sides of the debate cused Democrats of trying to term extension of the debt publican-controlled House by to paytoeasethe financial Dakota,- have entered into
were having a difficult time squeeze Republicans to roll limit increase and a short-term last Thursday, though Senate impacton her state of the similar agreements with
keeping track of what the other back across-the-board spend- spending bill to reopen the gov- Democrats were hoping mo- federal government shutdown the Obama administration
wants out of a deal. A standoff ing cuts known as sequester. ernment. mentum and the debt-ceiling that radical; right-wingers in in the past few days. Two
that began as a fight by Repub- Republicans want to continue Republicans bristled at Dem- deadline would pressure House her own, party secretly started of those states have Repuli-
licans to unravel ObamaCare is current spending at $986.7 bil- ocrats' demands. A House Re- lawmakers. planning shortly after Presi- lican governors. Two have
____________ntObama was re-elected. Democratic governors. But
The last time Brewer was given her stormy relationship
Vsee w 0As n the national spotlight, wit Obama, Brewer pr
she was photographed with ably had toswallow hardest
Vo dur- administration. And there is
Oi her forefinger disagreeably before cutting a deal with his
B vr pat on an no assurance Arizona will,.
airport tarmac ., be reimbursed the money it
That was nea*ly years comes up w~ith tokp the
ago. But with thousands of Orand Canyon open.
We can make a difference -P ow r r raders ghrelat dots ecohomip Sheha asked the ate
That is, if we vote daily with our dollars. whether nmost companies in the Miami area make suffering big losses, Brewer get Arizona a refundwhen
We urge o 'fealer to thihik in<;conomio, term rof ecfiglii t ar times, r people the federal budget crisis
and to use the advertising coluins of The iam As. customers and taxpayers, we should voteBy
Times as a guide when making' purchases and/ with our dollars but only for those businesses doing so, she bucked the Tea to think that might happen.
or votinmg and government jurisdictiont'.,tliat.idesect rulek.of t Stwho During the last federal shut.
Credible corporations and governmental enti- fair play from the board room to the checkout and threaten any Republicans down 17 years ag, Arizona
ties that place advertising in the columns of the service counters, who don't adhere to their utsed state and private fund
Free Press are sending the message that they ap- They als6 should respect and appreciate us and undermine-Obama-at-any- to partially openthe Grand
preciate our patronage and respect us as custom- our hard-earned dollars just as they do the cost mentality. So far, she has Canyon to touriats and was
iers. readers of other media, not joined the bogus attempts reimbursed.
Let nobody fool you. Vote daily with your dollars to make a differ- of some state legislators to But with the radical Repub-
Our family of more than 28,000 Miami-Dade ence. Economic power is essential to freedom, blame the Grand Canyon's licans demanding deep bud-
closing on Democrats, get cuts as part of any deal to
SIn the past two years, reopen the government, the
visitors to the Grand Canyon people of Arizona might get
have spent about $1.2 million stuck with bearing the burden
Serving Miami-Dade and Broward a day in the park during the of keeping the rand Canyon
for over 90 years month of October, and nearby open during the shutdown.
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Miami Broward Carnival showcases kids, colors and culture
Miami Times staff report creativity, authenticity, clarity
of theme, best use of color and
The Miami Broward 2013 presentation. Following the
carnival season recently kicked parade, a concert was held fea- C .
off as carnival fans witnessed turing the 2013 Soca Monarch
vibrant colors and pulsating & Road March King Superblue.
energy at Sun Life Stadium Even children were allowed
as over 20 masquerade bands to participate in the festivi-
participated in a street pa- ties a junior carnival with a
rade within the Stadium and parade and other activities that a
competed for Band of the Year allowed youth to celebrate their
bragging rights. The costumes place within the Caribbean
were judged on visual impact, culture. --Photos courtesy fie ean Monestime
1 'The Reverend Tracey Mc-
Cloud, pastor of Peace Mis-
sionary Baptist Church (1-r);
Caronite St. Luc, Lemonfort
St. Luc and Miami-Dade
County Commissioner Jean
Monestime were all smiles
A at the recent ribbon cutting
for the St. Luc's new home.
It is their first time owning a
home in South Florida. The
new home, located at 810 NW
115th, was a longtime dream
Sof the couple, they say. It was
made possible due to the Mi-
ami-Dade Affordable Housing
Foundation, Inc., a program
that Monestime strongly sup-
ports. The three-bedroom, munity Builders and Palmetto
two-bath home stands on a Homes, Inc., the Foundation
once derelict abandoned lot has completed 10 homes for
that was donated to the Foun- low- to moderate-income buy-
dation by the County and was ers. Seven additional homes
built by Ario Lundy of Pal- are currently under construc-
metto Homes of Miami In the tion. For more information
I last two years, through its about the program, call 305-
PcrOti Y,014 wisn Pubk RabQIa partnership with Miami Com- 694-2779.
THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSVPAPER 13A THE MIAMI TIMES, OCTOBER 16-22, 2013 '
FSU at Clemson is biggest game ever.
By Corey Clark onship contenders, involving
two Heisman contenders, in
There's really no denying it ,the regular season between
now. ACC teams like we have with
The up coming. sowdown Clemson and Florida State. I
betwebn thd! Cleson Tigers don't recall that happening
and Florida :Sa ae inoles Cin my 25 years covering the
t Saturday wilS t big- league."
st regula 2-easo 7.e tin There has been nothing
C history. quite like what's about to
"In terms of ranking, pres- happen in Clemson.
e of the progrwi s and Considering the rankings
at's at uptake, think and the ramifications Sat-
probably is, i Jim urday's showdown in Death
Young, editor of ACCsports. Valley will quite literally be
com. IThey're both big dogs. the conference's Game of the
've b.oth won ACC titles, Century.
L.ast two years. They've ESPN announced late Sat- -Photo: Pete Marovich, Getly Images
at *tn each other the urday that College Game- Protesters carry barriers taken from the National World
'to' years. So I think Day will broadcast live from War II Memorial to the White House during a protest Oct.
;add element to it. Clemson before the game. 13 in Washington.
rN ey can both beat 4 "ACC football is in the right
-ano I'think that kind of headlines for the
da ttsiaophere." right kind of reasons," Glenn Vets protest shutdown,
ige ranked No. said. "We have gone almost
in`i 16tfy and the the entirety of this century fearful over benefits cuts
Seminoles are No. 5, making being irrelevant to the na-
their matchup just the third tional conversation, at least By John Bacon Eric Shinseki warned last week
matchup of ACC teams with from the midseason through that financing vet benefits could
both in thetop ofth the end of the season. And As the government shut- become difficult if the impasse
TODAY Sports Coaches Poll. that's painful. That's border- down grinds into its third week, continues. Compensation
TODY Spourv.Coaches that's pia That. bor dee veterans benefits will draw checks to 5.1 million veterans
In 1997, No. 2 Florida State line embarrassing. the spotlight Tuesday in what won't be issued Nov. 1; 433,000
beat No. 5 North Carolina "So this game represents could be the biggest protest yet fully disabled veterans might
20-3 in Chapel Hill. And in e many reasons for the ACC aimed at pressing Congress and not receive payments; and
2005, No. 5 Miami (Fla.) won ~to do what it's not been able President Obama to solve the 360,000 surviving spouses and
at No. 3 Virginia Tech 27-7. to do, which is to be part of political impasse. children of wartime veterans
Besides the benefit of hind- -PhOtO: oshua Kwe the national championship The Military Coalition, a may stop getting VA money,
t, which lets us know The No.4 Clemson Tigers and quarterback Tajh Boyd will get conversation relatively late in group of 33 veterans and mili- Shinseki told a congressional
Sneither iof the other a visit from No. 5 Florida State in one of the biggest games the season." tary organizations, is planning a oversight committee.
l es wour, up deciding in ACC history. And that's good news for rally at the National World War VA tuition and stipend pay-
.0 played in the national everyone involved in the II Memorial on Tuesday morn- ments to more than 500,000
S pionsh game, there you've got Jameis Winston was asked about the biggest ACC, most notably Commis- ing. The groups want to publi- veterans and spouses enrolled
iis d yn"amic to SatWu- and the Florida State Semi- game in conference history sioner John Swofford. cize the impact the shutdown in college also are threatened.
agame o Top 5 noles go against Tajh Boyd he immediately brought up "These are two excellent is having on many vets and The VA has furloughed nearly
s &i 't match: and the Clemson Tigers. the 1981 game between No. teams and programs and their families amid concerns of 8,000 employees, he said.
star power. That is an extra element to 3 Clemson and No. 9 North both have tremendous his- delayed disability pay, GI Bill Ryan Lamke, an Iraq War vet-
-Not ,ly re loth teams it. Not only do you have na- Carolina in Chapel Hill. tory and tradition, as well as education stipends and other eran diagnosed with traumatic
1 6. iti urtr NFL draft tional-title implications, one The Tigers wound up great fan support," Swofford benefits. brain injury and post-traumatic
piks b~t tate and of the best stadiums (in the knocking off the Tar Heels said. "Anytime you can have The American Legion, Iraq stress disorder, works with the
and Afghanistan Veterans of Armed Forces Foundation. The
Clemson have quarterbacks country), but you've got two and eventually won the na- an ACC Top 10 matchup America, and Veterans of For- foundation is not part of The
who are very much in con- Heisman Trophy contenders tional championship. But as within the league it's a real eign Wars are among groups Military Coalition, but Lamke is
tention for the Heisman Tro- going into the game." Glenn pointed out, the dif- plus for those programs as that will be represented. Steve fully aware of the problems fac-
phy. David Glenn has been cov- ference is that both teams in well as for the entire confer- Gonzalez, assistant director of ing returning vets.
"You've got that element," ering the ACC since 1987. this game still have a shot to ence. the American Legion's Economic Lamke notes that the unem-
Young said. "It's sort of like He has a syndicated daily play for a title. "It should be a great atmo- Division, will be among speak- ployment rate for veterans ex-
that NBA style of market- radio show in North Carolina "I'll put it this way," Glenn sphere on a national stage." ers emphasizing the impact on ceeds 20% in some areas. Some
ing: Michael Jordan and the and is publisher of the ACC said. "I don't recall a game be- Corey Clark also writes for employment and training. vets are battling disabilities
Bulls go against ... well, here Sports Journal. When he tween two national champi- The Tallahassee Democrat. Veterans Affairs Secretary that make them unemployable.
It pays to sweat details in
By Susan Jaffe
The seven-week enrollment pe-
riod for next year's Medicare pre-
scription drug and managed-care
plans begins Tuesday but seniors
shouldn't simply renew their poli-
cies and assume the current cov-
erage will stay the same. There's
a likely payoff for those who pay
close attention to the details.
Among the top 10 most popular
drug policies, monthly premiums
for 2014 atl changing dramatical-
ly up 55 percent for one AARPM
TUnitedHealth plan and dropping Advantage plans to continue to tance is also available by calling
38 percent for another from Well- increasenextyear. Roughly one in 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227).
care, according to a recent study four Medicare beneficiaries have Policies can change from year to
by Avalere Health, a Washington, MA coverage.They also said that year, so Medicare officials encour-
D.C., health research firm. The one-third of these plans would age seniors to review their cur-
second-most popular plan, Silver- be awarded four or more stars rent coverage to make sure their
Script Basic, is now off limits to in 2014, although these ratings drugs are still covered and at the
new members until Medicare offi- have not yet been issued for 2014. best price. They should also check
cials are satisfied that the compa- Plans can earn ratings of up to to see if they can get to the plan's
ny has resolved operational prob- five stars, based on the quality of preferred pharmacies, which of-
lems. The plan's nearly 2.9 million service and customer satisfaction. fer lower prescription prices than
members can choose to stay. Officials expect average Medi- others in the plan's network.
About 22.7 million people, or care Advantage monthly pre-
43 percent of Medicare's 52 mil- miums to increase by $1.64 to While the AARP MedicareRx
lion beneficiaries, are enrolled in $32.60 next year, while the aver- Saver Plus premium will go up 55
these drug policies, also known as age prescription drugplan premi- percent next year, it's still below
Part D plans. umrn will remain roughly the same, the average national premium,
The coverage gap, or doughnut at about $31. Sarah Bearce, a .UnitedHealth-
hole," in Part D is growiti~ maller 'ie Medicare open qnrollment care spokeswoman said in an e-
in 2014. The Affordable Care Act period, which ends Dec. 7, is for mail. The combnatton of federal
shrinks the gap every year unl Nedicare beneficiaries only. It's reimbursement cute; the health
til it's closed in 2020. Nextyea separate from enrollment in the law's new tax on insurers and the
drug coverage stops whe in Affordable Care Act's market- automatic cuts triggered by se-
surer and member togeth~er have place https://www.healthcare. questration "required us to make
spent $2,850 and resumes when gov/ health insurance, which be- changes to our plans," she said,
the member has spent $4,550. gan Oct. 1 and is geared mostly and added that this "financial
This year, coverage t .eolwipave little or no in- pressure" is being felt across the
t2,9750 in ending a d are Advantage and health insurance industry,
t $4,750*Medicare drug policies are not But price increases, poor per-
n iscounts on drugs that seniors sold on the marketplace, formance, and changes in covered
buy ihle in the gap have also im- Because of the government drugs are often not enough to spur
pryed, and next year's deductible shutdown, Medicare officials were the vast majority of seniors to ac-
~.i $310 instead of $325. not available for comment on de- tion. Only 13 percenrit changed
This open season also will have tails about the plane or enroll- policies in the four years since
:14i fewer Medicare Advantage ment. However, enrollment will Congress added the drug benefit
lans, the private plans that are start on time despite the shut- to Medicare in 2006, according to
al#ternative to traditional Medi, down. an analysis released last week by
care fee-for-service coverage, the Advocates for seniors noted that the Kaiser Family Foundation, a
Avalere study found.They offer the government's online plan find- health policy organization. (Kai-
medical and often drug coverage er has carried a warning for the ser Health News is an editorially
from a network of participating past several days that plan details independent program of KFF.)
providers. That's a 5.3 percent may not be up to date. They rec- He and his wife chose different
decrease, said Jennifer Rak, an ommend consumers should not plans because they take different
Avalere senior manager, decide on a plan until Medicare of- drugs. (Unlike employer-epon-
8tll, Medicare officials an- ficals confirm that the plan find- sored insurance, Medicare drug IC W
nounced last month that they ex- er provides accurate information,. plans do not require spouses to be IA
pect the enrollment in Medicare In addition to the website, asais- on the same plan.)
$ 14A THE MIAMI TIMES, OCTOBER 16-22, 2013 THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER
November 5th is D-Day for JHS will voters approve bond?
BOND WHAT YOU NEED TO Sharpton said. "But we have the right reasons. We have to do agrees. "on the edge."
continued from 1A KNOW ABOUT JHS been in the black for two straight likewise." "Jackson has been the prima- "In order to stay competitive,
"We were recently chosen as years now and are forecasted to ry care physician for the Black promote customer-friendly envi-
health care reform that is going the #1 health care provider in remain so in the foreseeable fu- LEADERS WEIGH-IN community for many years," he ronments and provide the best
on as a result of the Affordable South Florida according to U.S. ture. Even with the $830M, well ON THE BOND said. "For many of us, their first quality health care is always an
Health Care Act, we have to po- News and World Report and we still need to invest between $50M T. Willard Fair, president/CEO, contact with medical care was at ongoing fight to offer the best con-
sition ourselves so that we can are a major economic genera- and $100M annually so that our Urban League of Greater Miami, Jackson either because they ditions for your customers and
better compete with other hospi- tor," he said. "JHS is a multi- facilities won't become run down says he "absolutely" supports the were born there or because of the staff," she said. "Modern technol-
tals. We have a mission to offer billion dollar entity that provides again. Now is the moment that bond referendum. need for emergency care. It has ogy is changing every day and to
a single standard of care for all a plethora of jobs for profession- we have to move forward, expand "This is not a Black or a white been our medical lifeline. Now stay on the cutting edge of medi-
of Miami-Dade County and for als as well as vendors and other our locations so more patients issue this is a quality of life is- with ObamaCare and citizens be- cal sciences and interventions,
anyone who enters our doors, re- small businesses throughout the can access our services, replace sue and it impacts the lives of all ing required to have insurance, Jackson must have the proper
gardless of income or ethnicity. County. But a major factor to en- outdated equipment and upgrade Dade County residents," he said. people will have a choice. Jack- tools to function. Since County
We're going to take you and give sure our viability is to widen the technology. As more people are "You cannot be a 21st century son needs this bond in order to officials and the public have fo-
you a good physical outcome. We net of patients and attract more able to sign up for the new health medical center with 19th century make itself more competitive. I cused on the reality of Jackson's
remain the only safety net hos- fee-paying patients so that we care programs, they'll have a equipment. While Jackson had tell people if I'm dying, take me to possible closure and the impact
pital in the County and we have can also continue serving those choice. If we aren't ready, Jack- its years of being heavily in debt, Jackson, but during my recovery, of who would serve this popu-
been darned good to people of with lesser economic means." son will lose patients and well the professional and lay leader- take me somewhere with better lation, it has sent an electrify-
color for many decades." But ,what about Jackson's re- also lose revenue. Miami-Dade ship they have today represents facilities. Jackson is on course ing awakening call. For so long,
One way that Jackson has cent history of economic prob- County cannot afford to let that some of the best we have to offer. to becoming a first class facility Jackson has had to make neces-
been good to people of color, par- lems? happen. Just look at hospitals Miami-Dade County could not but it won't be one without sary changes which required dif-
ticularly Blacks, is through em- "We all know that from 2006 to like Grady Memorial in Atlanta replace Jackson Health System this bond." ficult decisions. But with 10,000
ployment opportunities. Sharp- 2011, we had accumulated huge or Stroger [formerly Cook Coun- that means we must enhance Annie Neasman, president/ people among its staff, one can-
ton estimates that JHS employs loses in excess of $400M that ty] Hospital in Chicago. Blacks it into the 22nd century." CEO, Jessie Trice Community not imagine the impact that los-
some 9,000 workers 4,000 of meant we didn't have the money in those cities realized that they H.T. Smith, noted Black attor- Health Center, Inc. says the bond ing this facility would have on
whom are nurses. to reinvest in improvements," had to save those hospitals for all ney and professor of law at FIU, is essential to Jackson's staying our health and on our economy."
United Teachers of Dade reaches tentative agreement with M-DCPS
DEAL district and our union are be- But so far, we haven't seen look forward to his conversation, it's been one year since the bond fare, we have a right to be anx-
continued from 1A hind the work that they do. This much construction going on. Meanwhile, Ingram says that was approved by the voters. We ious. Many of our schools need to
isn't perfect but it's a great step Nor have there been highly-pub- because things are happening so know there have been a series be torn down and rebuilt from the
tentative agreement must be rati- forward for our teachers and our licized reports telling the public slowly, he believing it's causing of meetings and that there is a ground up. Others may only need
fled by the UTD membership later non-instructional employees that how their tax dollars are being real "angst within the commu- bond committee but that's not to be refurbished. But I think it's
this month and then approved by are all part of the UTD bargain- spent. Superintendent Carvalho nity." what will get the attention of the good that the Black community
the School Board of Miami-Dade ing unit. We look forward to our has agreed to sit down with The "People want to see buildings people. We're talking about a lot stay on alert and remain vigilant
County. members ratifying this contract Miami Times later this week for go up and infrastructure being of money here and when you're in terms of being told how things
"This is a momentous day for and the school board approving it a much-needed update. And we done," he said. "They haven't and talking about our children's wel- are going."
teachers in Miami-Dade," said in the coming weeks."
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. A union ratification vote is
"The combination of compensa- scheduled for Oct. 30th.
tion increases and a superior ben-
efits package will reward those INGRAM SAYS NEXT ISSUE IS AN CITY OF OPA-LOC
who have the greatest impact UPDATE ON SCHOOL BOND C O n iH
on the future of our students as Readers may remember the yor, Commission & City Hall
teachers and support personnel." $1.2B bond that was approved
UTD President Federick Ingram, by voters last fall, after Carvalho
says it's the first time that a con- made a furious pitch to com-
tract has been finished before the munity leaders, including Black
closing of the calendar year and clergy, in order to garner their HA VE M O VEDI
that "this has been a long time support for the referendum. With
coming." Blacks voting overwhelming in
"We wanted this money to be its favor, M-DCPS was given ac-
out as quickly as possible and as cess to needed funds for the up-
much as we could get to our peo- grading or rebuilding of schools F U O N ATIO I
ple," he said. "We've gone through throughout the District, some of FOLLOW US TO OUR NEW LOCATIONI
many years of slowed or no ne- which were built some 40 years 3400 N.W 135th Street, Building B, Opa-locka, FL 33054
gotiations. Now as the economy ago or more. The bond was also
turns around and we move out of intended to bring the County's (Alexandria Drive Entrance)
the recession, we wanted to send schools up-to-date with the latest r information or directions, contact the Office of the City Manager at 305.953.2821
a message to our people that this technology.
SECTION B MIAMI, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 16-22, 2013 MIAMI TIMES
First Black minister to Recallg the lacy of
head a South Florida Elder ward Buckner
Se o GPast FI president mitive Baptist
Assembl of God Church mas f transition
t1ey.y^alm siwcn .com Roan in himAself a local
reflects on 40 years a M iami-Dade
a asEdw\ard Buckner, the s po ficer
Please p tr to of 2Bd
past president of the
By GgiW raeey Primitive Batist Churt*7- HE LOVED PEOPLE
Faith and Family editor es of the Stat of ida, A ELORD
email@example.com dd lt F y, 4 Buckner retired from
in hospice in Comoa [FL. the BrevardCounty
This writer's third inter- His nephew, Elder Mi- School Board a a super-
view with the Pastor Emeri hel Roan, s le visor n the maintenance
tus of Revival Tabernacle Bucner theman- department afer serving
Assembly of God eRTAG, figure that was i nstru- more than 30 years. But
Ae ly of God [RTAG,
the Reverend Selwyn Mc-
Donald Scott, proved to the Lord as my peronal in the chuch both
be just as interesting and Savior and for keeping in his community and.
arTs was the first inside of the desire Please turn to tLDsR 2t
ih 1 lEven at
the interview session F Gh
held for those being
accepted as ministers
for the Assembly of
Godrxuw he says he
'But I tolu them that
t heir ctio. wer.e not strong i ne tunts n
douve to deter me fraiyom doi- d. T ta r a-
to do and who God wanted
me toAbe," hemsaie r
d Apostle Jean answered the
!aehani awar f the 4
Fad aod call: 'Save the Children'
hrr tl Faith y Tin God "healed my proached by a 17-year-old student at Miami
was offered af hjobt in G Ulead Northwestern Senior High School to become
rgin Isldo with St. Johnu paralysis" a Bible Study Club sponsor. The first session
Corp. where he worked for a held under his leadership was in a drama
BPlesase turn to SCOTT 2 o i T ey classroom and nine students were in atten-
Faith and Family editor dance. The next day that room was spiritual-
firstname.lastname@example.org ly transformed into a sanctuary that housed
After being a faithful member of the "The glory of God filled the room and
streets, a former wrestling coach, and a gift- students were set free from a whole lot of
ed athlete, R. Caleb Jean answered a divine stuff," Jean said. They were saved from their
call that had been placed on his heart by sins and as the praises went up to God, the
the Lord. The call was "Save the Children." blessings began to pour down all around the
It was in 1995 that Jean decided to change campus."
his lifestyle. The following year, Jean says he As the word spread about the Bible Club,
transformed his life completely and "an- the number of attendees grew to 80 or more
swered the call from God upon my life and for each session. The Bible study later ad-
became an ordained minister of the gospel opted the name "Youth Alive." Parents and in-
of Jesus Christ." The message he heard was structors began to witness the changes in the
'Save the Children.' students' behavior in the classrooms and on
Jean's ministry was not started in a regu- both the basketball court and football field.
lar designated church building. He was ap- Please turn to JEAN 2B
Pastors should never inflate resumes
I heard a certain pastor's testimony on
ing that when he went to heaven," I paid
The call to min-istry the next. But I knew it was sin you attended a school which you did Sometime later, his brother found the
more than just my job it ot or served a church whic you did not eulogy by googling his name, and called me
By Chuck Wsrnock miles away, where the oldest was my calling. If you are a ,serve or possess a deree you dont. Why You kowtheres not a word of truth to it,
member of our congregation pastor, you probably have would aone i about their resume? Obvi- dont you? Falsehood belongs to the at-
The phone rang at 3 a.m. lay dying. At 105, Pauline had had a similar experience. In a ouly, to enhance their prospects for ajob. tckers of the faith, not its citizens nor its
one Saturday morning. "Pau- outlived her husband, her time of crisis, you know why But any position acquired as a result of defenders. He said, "Oh, I know you wrote
line is dying," her niece said. nearest relatives, her friends you go. You represent God's a falsehood is worthles in the long rn. what hetold you. But it's all made up. None
"Can you comne?" I dressed and her neighbors. Now her presence, God's comfort and g uay, we hear of high-profile executives, of that stuff happened." He went on to
quickly, told my wife I didn't time had come, too. I was God's grace to those pass- educators and coaches being caught for tell me the true facts," if you will, of his
know when I would return, Pauline's pastor. It was my ing through their own dark padding their reme, for claiming degrees brother's testimony. There are no words to
and headed out the door. I duty to be there with her as night of the soul. Sitting in a they did not have, for professing honors they Please turn to R UM 2
drove to the nursing home 10 she crossed from this life into Please turn to PASTOR 2B
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28 THE MIAMI TIMES, OCTOBER 16-22, 2013 THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER
UNITE New Mr Sinai M.B. Party, Sat., Oct. 26 from 11
Church will have its choir a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors and
anniversary celebration Frl- volunteers call 786-536-
AGAINST day Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. 9039.
HAR APOSTOLIC 93rd Street Community M.B. Church and Sunday Oct. 20 at 3:30
Rev. Carl Johnson p.m. Call 305-297-7515. I Revival Tabernacle
N Apostle Revival Center 2330 NW 93rd St. 305-836-0942 Assembly of God cor-
The prince of the pulpit Dr. G.S. Smith 0 Christian Fellowship dially Invites you to their
may have a revolution on 6702 NW 15th Ave. 305-836-1224 Antloch M.B. Church M.B. Church Is hosting a forty-first [41st] "Thy Word
his hands. Four upstart Rev. Larrle M. Lovett, II Calendar Tea Bazaar and is Truth" Anniversary Cel-
clergymen have invited ASSEMBLY OF GOD 2799 NW 46th St. 305-634-6721 Health Fair, Oct. 19 from 8 ebratlon Sunday, Oct. 27th
more than 100 churches to a.m.-2 p.m. In the church's at 3:30 p.m. Harvest Time
knock Rev. Al Sharpton off Revival Tabernacle Assembly of God Friendship M.B. Church parking lot. Call 305-693- Assembly of God will be in
his Harlem political throne. Rev. Leonard S. Shaw Rev. Dr. Gaston Smith 1301. charge of the service. Call
Speak Out Say It Loud, 2085 NW 97th St. 305-693-1356 740 NW 58th St. 305-759-8875 305-693-1356.
headquartered at Mount Greater St Jame MB International Curc i MB. Church will cel-
Neboh Baptist Church in w w 4875 NW 2nd Ave. 305-759-9358 ebrate its 50th church an- Fifth Church of Christ,
Harlem is a new coalition of niversary, Oct. 17th-18th Scientist invite the public
Black ministers determined vn Co y B ns Jordan Grove M.B. Church nightly at 7:30, culminating to a Spiritual Solutions for
to create a unified Black 2171 NW 56th St. 305-637-4404 Rev. Douglas Cook, Sr. Sun., Oct. 20, at '11 a.m. Desperate Situations, Sun.
power base with citywide 5946 NW 12th Ave. 305-751-9323 Call 305- 835-8316. Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Call 786-
clout. Mount Neboh pas- N Birth Ba t Church 261-6961.
tor Johnnie Green, 51, said Ne Birth Baptist Curcr Mt. Calvary M.B. Church New Birth Baptist
Sharpton has neglected 2300 NW 135th St. 305-685-3700 Rev. Dr. Billy Strange, Jr. 'Church, The Cathedral of I New Day In Christ In-
Black New York while pur 1140 Dr. MLK, lr. Blvd. 305-759-8226 Faith Int'l invites the public vites the community to a
suing nationalfame and St John Baptist Church StMrk M.B. Churh to attend their 22 Days of free ind, Body, and Soul
lai. Bishop James Dean Adams 1470 N.W. 87th St. 305-691-8861 Consecration that continues Enhancements; self-Im-
wHhile 1328 NW 3rd Ave., 305-372-3877 through Oct. 22. Call 305- provement class and Zumba
(Sharp- New Christ Tabernacle Church 685-3700. Fitness. Call 305-691-0018.
) is Greater Harvest Baptist Church Rev. Harold Marsh
jet-seti Rev. Kenneth McGee 1305 NW 54th St. 305-835-2578 Grater Isael Bethel A Missron WIth AM
around 14135 NW 7th Ave. 305-725-6321 P.B. Church pastor's Aides Beginning Church Wo -
the Second Canaan M.B. Church Ministry invites the public en's Department provides
'm ntr, New Philadelphia Baptist Church Rev. Jeffrey Mack to attend their 15th Pas- community feedings. Call
people Rev. Rckle Robinson Sr. 4343 NW 17th Ave. 305-638-1789 toral Appreciation Banquet 786-371-3779.
are going 8640 NW 22nd Ave. 305-505-0400
O-DNMIAIOA Gosp: Oel 25. Hou
o urC O MON-DEOMIN ATIONAL at 7:30-8:15 and dinner a Bethany Seventh-Day
sui h CHURC OFCHWat 8:R15 p.m. Cal 305-342- Adventist Church hosts
syg.).LO69 bereavement sharing groupa .
SAW ON they do Brownsville Church of Christ P.O. Box 472-426, 33147-2426 305-799-2920 m61 bereavement sharing group
ha money to eat, the Dal- Min. Harrell L Henton meetings, every 2nd Sun-
las ative said. "Peope ned 4561 N.W. 33rd Ct 305-634-4850 New Vision For Christ Ministries Thb cle A day from 3-4 p.m. Call 305-
somebody tofight forthem." Rev. Michael D.Screen Church Invites you to the 634-2993.
Green, along wh pa Liberty City Church of Christ 13650 NE 10th Ave. 305-899-7224 "Be Happy Tour with coach
tors Carl Wahigtn of Dr. Freeman T. Wyche, Sr. M on Oct. 26th at 6 p.m. Street Evangelist
Harlem's New Mount Zion 1263 N.W. 67th St. 305-836-4555 New Ufe Christian Center Call 305-396-1571. Outreach Min es
Baptist Church, Kri Era- Rev. Bruce Payne will conduct free personal
kieofHalem'sBthy Pebroke Park Church of Christ 7654 NW 17th PI. 786-536-9039 ew Life Christian courses on evangelizing
B 3707 SW 56th Ave. Center is hosting a Fun In without fear. Call 786-508-
aickYoung of Hollywood, FL 33023 954-962-9327 DMwe Hopa Reso Minttrs the Son Community Block 6167.
rkYoung oPa piApostle R. Caleb Jean
Churh of East E mzSSzO Y BAPIST 16601 NW 8th Ave. 786-419-0728
Queens, has planned a
r gUn Gr MB Chuh t NTCSTAl n Celnebrate! Celebrate!
Mount N h The rou Pastor Marvin Mcntyre, Sn Ce e rate e.
ipects more than 1,500 2905 NW 62nd St 305-836-4839 Signs and Wonders Intl' Ministries
supporters to attendiGreen Apostle Prophet Dr. Marty Glenn Davis
and hi al rgue that New LUf Faty Worship Center 3982 NW 167 St. 305-628-4434 C C .
Sharp has spent too Pastor Barbara 3. Boyce Come and celebrate with Signs
muchtime phlig is nw 1195 NW 119 St. 305-308-5064 U7TED MEHnOIST and Wonders International M-
book, "The '*Rejeite Stone^, Mistries the 54th birthday of our
and tending to his MSNBC New Canaan Me nary Baptist Church Methodist Churcpator Chief Apostle opt
show. Sharpton isn t a Rev. Paul West, S. Rev. Dr Joreatha McCall Capers, Sr. Pastor Dpator, Chief Aposvis. This
community organizer. He's a 5598 NW 7th Ave. 954-981-1832 2001 NW 35th St. 305-635-7413 a Dr. Marty lennDavis. laughter, and
pjso ay,' said Raymond have dinner with the Prophet
Blanchette, head bishop living out loud (LOL) according
of the United Churches for to Proverbs 10:22.
Koingdom Bldin& But the This beautiful and splendid
insugent pastors may have dinner affair will be held at
a tough road ahead. 7:30 p.m., Friday, October
S18th tat Signs and Wonders
International Ministries, 3982
Buckner's aim: "Remain steadfast in the Lord" G a sfi
further information and
to RSVP, please call 305-628- C04f APOSTE PROPWI
ELDER and president of the WLC Hom- he was." south Florida, Buckner loaded 4434. D MARtY GUM* DAVIS
continued from 1B eawners Association. In 2002, Buckner was award- up an 18-wheeler, brought food DA
"I met Buckner in 1975," said ed an Honorary Doctor of Divin- and water to Mt. Olive and to
across the State. Some of the Pastor Frazier Arnold of ML 01- ity Degree. other atated area from Per-reat ca cer
positions Buckner held in the ive P.B. Church in Miami said. "I Buckner's efforts were unend- rine to Homestead and helped
Primitive Baptist Association have truly lost a friend. ing as he constantly reflected distribute it e
[PBA] included: Deacon of Zion He started his church with on I Corinthians 15:58: "There- When Hurricane Katrna rian B. McClcney, an ad-
Orthodox; Pastor of Friendship; eight women and in a short time fore, my beloved brethren be ye struck, he did te same thing President of Sisters Network Mi-
Founder and Moderator of the it had grown to 400 members, steadfast, unmovable, always in the Biloi, Mis ppi area. ami an affiliate of Sisters Net-
North Central Florida District When we were building our abounding in the work of the Buckner is survived by his work, Inc., the only national
PBA; Treasurer of the National church he would come down Lord, forasmuch as you know wife, TLllian, hischildren, Elaine, acwrk bIc thane nly navtional
P.B. Convention, USA; Presi- and preach and accept no mon- that your labor is not in vain in Michael, Terri and Valerie, two Black breast ancein tsheur r-
dent of the Florida State P.B. ey for his services. the Lord." sons-in-law, Luke B. McCoy, seip organization in the U.S.
Convention; and Pastor/Admin- He then went back home and "Buckner's work started as Sr. and Frank G. Bell, Jr., four in the evalreently partisearch
istrator of the Friendship Chris- raised money for us, bring- a young man and lasted util grandchildren nd four great-
Seee erices we 2 applications submitted to the
tian Academy. He also served as ing thousands oft dollars back his last breath," Arnold added. grandchildren. Services were i catons su tted ro
the chairman of CDBG Board to help us. What a man of od When Hurricane Andrew hit held last weekend in Cocoa.Pro-
gram [BCRP] aponsored by the
Le de of--R ev---- A- She was nominated for partici-
pation in the program by Help-
Leader of Revival Tabernacle a great dad, too g Hands Communt R
SCOTT been hired. However, he says he that I wouldn't be able to pro- according to Scott, a member of Distribution Center, as a con-
continued from 1B was curious about a business vide for my family," he said. "But his church invited one of her sumer reviewer.
he noticed a few yards down that was never my concern. It friends, Tomasina Seymour, to She became a full voting merm-
year. In 1972, he moved to Mi- the street- Trailways Bus Line just goes to show you, when God church. ber, along with prominent sci- A AN CC
ami, leaving his wife, Antonia and so he filled out an appli- gives you an assignment, he also "She joined RTAG and for the entists at meetings to help de- that willtake plce forthe month
back home with their six chil- cation there. By noon, he had a gives the provisions, last 31 years she has been my termine how the $120 million of Oct. because of its unique
dren. second job offer. He eventually in 1980, Antonia [his wife] wife," Scott said "She has been appropriated by Congress will designation as Breast Cancer
chose Hunt Trucks. Then after died and I was left to raise six a help meet' in every sense of be spent on future breast cancer Month.
THE LORD WILL DIRECT several other lateralmoves, Hunt children alone, the word and the children and research. Call McClenney at 305-474-
YOUR PATH abruptly left his blue-collar gigs But those who choose to live grands love her." She proudly shares the events 9269.
On his first day in Miami, in 1976 and became a full time for the Lord and under his guid- In addition to their six adult
he entered the doors of Hunt minister, ance and directions are never children, the Scotts have 22r st isc .my se nen t
Trucks Company on NW 27th "My last employer wanted me alone." grandchildren and 11 great- Pastor
Ave -- within an hour he had to stay on the job and told me One year after Antonia's death, grandchildren.
PASTOR couragement in 1990, and I for-
Ministers must be honest when job seeking continued from 1 got why I had become a pastor.
hospital with anxious parents become a pastor, the next ques-
RESUI lES pel of salvation, telling the simple truth would us pastors whose integrity is whose child is in surgery, or tion I asked myself was, "Why
continued from 13 A half-century ago, a well- have done just as well. blameless. Let us take seriously standing with a widow as she don't you quit?" And I did. I re-
known preacher began assem- 4. Don't lUe to us about fl- Christ's honor, the people's re- identifies the body of her hus- signed from the church I started
describe my disappointment, bling a list of the largest church- nanses. spect and our personal integrity band you know you make a and left pastoral ministry.
Why would a person lie about es in the U.S. Each year, those If you turn in your mileage for to the point that we always do difference. I thought I had nothing more
his testimony? That question churches and others, which reimbursement, make it accu- the honorable thing. In those times, it is not diffi- to say. I thought my years of
has nagged at me ever since. "might" be in the running re- rate. When turning in expense May we who are called to shep- cult to remember why we said ministry hadn't made a dif-
3. Do not lie to us about yor ceived a phone call asking for receipts, make sure they are herd the Lord's people so live "yes" to God's call to pastoral ference. I was tired emotion-
manistry, their latest numbers. what they claim to be. And if that if someone is looking for dirt ministry. ally and spiritually, and I quit
To our everlasting shame, the The compilers of those statis- some of the items are question- to use against us, they will have Unfortunately, there are other because I couldn't remember
term "ministerial exaggeration" tics learned all too quickly that able, err on the side of conser- to hire people to lie about us. times in a pastor's life when the why I had begun. Fortunately,
has entered the language. If any- preachers can be adept at cre- vatism. (Acts 6:8-15). Falsehood belongs clarity of our call fades, discour- my story doesn't end there. In
one should tell the unvarnished ative counting. He who is unfaithful about to the attackers of the faith, not agement clouds our memory 2003, I stood in the pulpit for
truth, it should be those dis- Some pastors have been money can be counted on to its citizens nor its defenders. and we wonder, "Why did I ever the first time in 13 years. I had
ciples of Jesus Christ entrusted known to fudge on numbers tranagress in other, bigger ways Let's get this right, preachers, want to be a pastor?" I experi- remembered again why I said
with the truth of God in the gos- when nothing is at stake, when also (see Luke 16:10-12). Give Everything depends on it. enced a period of doubt and dis- "yes."
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UN over spread
of cholera in Haitio
Sby ok Glad Sthon taken ina pressing the United
e e ad es ? e a ds fi idens mtaken in pressing the United
NA Nations to acknowledge at least
Advocates for Haitian victims some culpability for the outbreak
.. aof the deadly cholera epidemic of cholera, a highly contagious
Snf that first afflicted their country scourge spread through human
three years ago said they were feces that had been largely ab-
taking the extraordinary step sent from Haiti for 100 years.
Y last Wednesday of suing the Cholera has killed more than
United Nations, asserting that 8,300 Haitians and sickened
the organization's peacekeeping more than 650,000 in the
force in Haiti was responsible for earthquake-ravaged country, the
introducing the disease through poorest in the Western Hemi-
sewage contamination from its sphere, since it first reappeared
barracks. in October 2010. While the worst
The lawsuit, which the advo- of the epidemic has eased, it still
cates said they would file in Fed- kills about 1,000 Haitians a year.
eral District Court in Manhattan United Nations officials have
last Wednesday morning, will be said they are committed to
the strongest action they have Please turn to CHOLERA 6B
When the economy booms, so do death rates but why?
have The effect on women in those aging. Another: air pollution
linkin both workin retired adults age groups was similar but from increased traffic takes a
r h smaller. toll on older hearts and lungs.
E-m- Kbm Pa at people die in greater numbers Longstanding theories are It's also possible, the research-
at least over the short term. that work-related stress and ers say, that good times put
Let the bad times roll? Re- That's despite the fact that, in / traffic accidents from in- older folks in the same over-
searchers have long known the long run, "wealth creates creases in boom-time commut- indulging mood that leads to
that economic upturns are as- health," write the researchers, ing contribute to the death trouble for younger people. In
sociated with surprising rises led by Herbert Rolden of the L spike. Overindulgence in food other words, a few extra mar-
in death rates. Now, they have Leyden Academy on Vitality and drink and under-indul- tinis and desserts with those
new evidence that the link ex- and Ageing in the Netherlands. gence in exercise among busy five-o'clock dinner specials
ists not just for working-aged They looked at trends in 19 workers also might play roles. might make the difference.
adults but for retirees too. developed countries, includ- But after looking at their "Those are certainly all plau-
The new multinaiional study, ing the United States, between latest findings, Rolden and col- sible explanations," says Chris-
published this week in The 1950 and 2008. For every one leagues are asking. Why would topher Ruhm, a professor of
Journal ofEpidemiology and percentage point increase in For every one percentage point increase in gross domestic older people, who are mostly public policy and economics at
Community Health, builds o n gross domestic product (GDP), retired, suffer in good times, the University of Virginia who
research that has repeatedly they found death rates rose by product (GP), they found death rates rose by 0 percent too? has studied the same links in
shown that as unemployment 0.36 percent among men ages among men ages 70 to 74 and by 038 percent among men One theory: Younger relatives the United States. He was not
eases and economies expand, 70 to 74 and by 0.38 percent ages 40 to 44. and friends are busier and Please turn to RATES 6B
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Your first mammogram: What all women can expet
You just reached that mile- and the week during your pe- ionds. This prevents movement mogram, giv us a call at The
stone birthday, and your doctor rod that might blur the image. Af- Comprehensive Breast nstitute
tells you it's time to schedule On the day of your mammor ter images of both brests are at North Shore Medical Center
your first mammogram, Here's gram appointment, don't apply taken, the technician will ask at 305-835-6160. We'd be hap-
some information to help you powders, deodorants, antiper- you to wait a few minutes in py to answer any questions you
get ready. spirants, lotions creams or per- the room while the images are might have so that youre ready
Mammograms use low-dosag- fumes under your arms, or on checked for quality. If the im- for this importat picture.
ea of X-rays to produce images or around your breasts. These ages are acceptable, youll be
of the i nternal structure of the products may contain metallic able to dress and continue with SIDcEAR:
,breaats. Mammograms are an particles that will show up on e your day. The U. Prev ti e
important tool in the early de- the mammogram fil. Task Force n revim r ec
tection of breast cancer ,.and AFTER YOUR MAMMOGRAM nia screening a by
may help find cancers several WHAT TO EXPECT A radiologist, a physician who fo women aged 0 to 74 year
After you've checked in ayttheir ew insurr.ew
years before symptoms appear. Alter you've checked in at the received special training in in According to the American Can
mammogram facility, youvll be ettg your check-up can save a woman's lif terpreting X-ray images includ- cer Society, women in their 20s
MAKING MAMMOGRAMS taken to a private area where ing mammograms, will care- and 30s should have a clini-
MORE COMFORTABLE you will take off yournclothing plates. She will need to ajust is squeeed, you should not feel fully study the mammogram cal breast exam at least once-
You may have heard stories above the waist, including your your position andtell you where pain. Talk to the technician if films and provide a report to every three years and begin-
about, "pa nf mammograms, bra, and put on a patient gown. to place your arms and how to the compression becomes too your physician. You will receive ning at age 40, women should
_b4 thir are steps you can If you are wearing jewelry 4uch stand. uncomfortable. it may help to written notification from the have a clinical breast exam and
take to Mke the procedure as chains, caces or have The mammogrm plates will remember that by holding still, maimography department if screening ammogram every
comfortable. ,Schedung piercings in the Prep#areayou be gradually moved together so it only takes a few minutes for the mammogram was normal. year. Ultimately, women should
np h old take those a well that your breast tissue is com- the X-ray' image to be taken, Should any areas need addi- talk to their doctor and make
hyour breasts tion you for the m ogram mamo image means be toped. let you know bout th findings whthe ma ap is right
wlbl"eeat that time. The' tehcat will move the good, coinpreslon muat take While the X-ray is taken, you and tell you about additional for them based on their family
e becomes miachine And th, Place youra place While yous ar feel some will need to hold'very still and tests. history, general healthand per-
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They help guide people with special eiubsidies to help pay for pitals near them are included
ey help u e p p wit p c l their insurance, or obtain free in their plans, and that any
needs thr h insurance aze coverage through Medicaid. medications they need are -
needs through insurance mazei co help ava il ered by their new insurer. New
By Kaly Kenindy not been able to get coverage from getting the right plan for A customers should also check
in the past, and therefore need a woman's birth control needs how cost-sharing works on a
topaIsthere aco-pay orco-
WASHINGTON Advocates help understanding basic in- to making sure medication is plan Is there a copay or co
for a range of groups from surance terms as well as how covered for one of hundreds of insurance? Paying a set co-pay
young women to smokers to to find an insurance plan that inds of blood cancers. vs a percentage of the medica-
people with chronic diseases covers specialty medications or tion could mean a difference of
have created hotlines, webinars includes a medical specialist L EUK A AND LUNGSM thousands of dollars.
and pamphlets to help people within a network, Pollack said. "There is a lot of attention *- m thrilled to say there are
understand their specific in- Beginning last week, unin right now about premiums, a lot of organizations working
surance needs as they start us- sured Americans could begin but not a lot for our cancer on this," Riccio said. "Patient
ing state and federal exchanges signing up for insurance at patients," said Scott Riccio, se- by patient, we're here to get
to buy health coverage. HealthCare.gov because of the nior vice president for patient them through this.
"Disability organizations and Affordable Care Act. The law access, education and advo- Smokers, depending on
organizations for people with prohibits insurance companies cacy at the Leukemia & Lym- Americans with lung diseases, such as this patient goin where they live, may be
disease are very much involved from charging people more or phoma Society. "There are a lot through a screening, can get help finding insurance that charged extra as much as
in getting out information and denying them coverage be- of other costs to think about." aeets their needs from the American Lung Association. 50 percent more than non-
getting people enrolled,* said cause of pre-existing medical So, the organization has smokers and cannot use tax
Ron Pollack, founding execu- conditions, or setting lifetime nine master's level profession- has a question-and-answer Riccio said. "There are some subsidies to pay that sur-
tive director of Families USA, a spending limits. People who als manning a hotline, a Web page and a glossary explaining hidden worries that we're try- charge. But Jennifer Singleter-
health advocacy group. make less than 400 percent chatline and a toll-free number what patients need to know. ing to make less hidden." ry, the American Lung Associa-
Many people with pre-exist- of the federal poverty level, or 800-955-4572 with repre- "We worked with 19 other He advises making sure tion manager of lung health
ing conditions, such as diabe- about $94,200 for a family of sentatives peaking more than organizations to put together people have access to the spe- policy, said that is a group that
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Insurance Rx: Drug coverage should top list
About 22 percent of Americans take law took effect in 2010. (Ac- Johnson, a marketing profes-
cording to the Kaiser Family sor at Columbia University
three or more prescription drugs Foundation, about 36 percent benefits in their hlth iUnsrance plans. who's been studying the afford-
of plans this year are grand- ability of the exchange plans.
By Jayne ODonnell and Prevention. fathered. If an this year, which may make that works with insurance "This is a especially difficult
A provision in the new health insurer or this change seem like small companies and employers.This problem unless someone does
Premiums and deductibles law that should be of special employer consolation, but it will come information would be reported the math, because they are
tend to get the most atten- interest to those taking many, makes in handy for those who take to you. trading off deductible costs,
tion when it comes to health or at least, pricey pills is a new significant -- multiple medications. "This is an attempt at least to vs. out-of-pocket costs, vs.
insurance. Drug coverage limit on out-of-pocket costs changes Whatever plan you keep people out of going bank- premiums," Johnson says. "If
deserves far more than it gets. and it includes co-pays and to a plan's buy insurance rupt over medical expenses." someone starts to need a new
And that's true whether you're other prescription drug costs, benefits or from should Nelson says. "We're all waiting expensive drug during a year,
shopping for insurance on one This limit, which takes effect how much have what's to see the impact." they may have made a bad
of the new health care ex- Jan. 1, is about $6,000 for members pay known as an Plans on the new state and choice."
changes or dealing with open individuals and $12,000 for through premi- "accumula- federal exchanges are grouped Here are key steps in smart
enrollment at your employer, families. If you're on an expen- urns, co-pays or deduct- tor" that by bronze, silver, gold and plat- pharmacy benefit shopping:
Many people may not visit sive specialty drug for a seri- ibles, plans lose their tracks all inum, depending on how much 1. Talk to your doctor about
their doctor too often, but ous or chronic condition, this grandfathered status. your out- consumers have to pay. out of the medications you're on,
prescription drugs are often could be especially good news, Not sure if yours is? Kai- of-pocket pocket (with platinum being whether they are truly needed
what's keeping them alive, as these drugs could total as ser recommends calling your medical and the least, at just 10 percent). and if there's a cheaper alter-
About 22 percent of Ameri- much at $100,000 a year for insurance company or your pharmacy Those considering silver plans native that would work for you,
can are taking three or more some patients. employer's human resources d costs, says Ellen on the new exchanges may find says Susan Gaca, chief nursing
prescription drugs, and 11 The not-so-good news: This department) Nelson, senior vice their drug costs are likely to be officer at Cigna Insurance.
percent are taking five or more, applies to all but what's known Many people with employer- president of govern- greater, and for some expensive 2. Review the drug formulary
according to a study by the as "grandfathered plans," provided plans may find their ment relations at Catamaran, drugs, they are more likely to the list of drugs it covers
Centers for Disease Control which were in place before the deductibles are much higher a pharmacy benefit manager hit the deductible, says Eric Please turn to DRUG 6B
Special Olympics Athlete of the Year beats odds
By Ana Veciana-Suarez another honor a fitting new outside world.
nickname: Special K. Roundtree knows who takes
At shortstop, wearing a red "He is beyond special," says coffee black and who wants
jersey with a black No. 3, Kevin Jodi English, one of his teach- extra cream. Wearing a white
Roundtree is ready for the ball. ers and a Special Olympics apron, black jeans and red
Florida's Special Olympics coach. sneakers, hairnet gripping his
athlete of the year stomps and Kevin Roundtree beat big head, he delivers orders around
stares down the batters in blue odds just to get on the field. the school, acknowledging
until one finally hits a ground- Intellectually disabled, he is greetings from students and se-
er. He scoops it up, pivots, and the youngest of six brothers, curity guards. At the main of-
throws it hard to first. four of whom were also classi- fice, he gets a hug from Princi-
It is a scorching October fled as special needs students pal Bianca Calzadilla.
morning, the sun blowing Both his parents are dead. "We love him," she said. "If we
briskly from the southwest, When his mother, Elaine Da- could clone him, we would."
and Roundtree loves where he's vis Roundtree, died of AIDS 11 As part of his job-training
at outdoors and playing for years ago, Roundtree and four program, Roundtree also stocks
the TMH Stars from Southridge of the older boys were taken in shelves at a Publix; "He may not
High School For the 21-year- by their mother's sister, Virgin- be able to read," Cordell says,
old special needs student long ia Dassaw. They call her Auntie "but he matches the numbers
known as Little K, the best place Gin. on the barcodes to the cans.
to be is on the softball diamond Roundtree knows his num- He's the first in line and gets
or the soccer field. bers, but he can't read. He can the work done."
Earlier this year, Roundtree trace letters and he does that as This doesn't surprise Das-
beat out 23,000 other Special he does everything else with saw, his Auntie Gin. She says
Olympians, including 3,000 an enthusiasm that has won Roundtree is now doing some
from Miami-Dade alone, to be the hearts of those who have of the cooking at home. "He al-
named the organization's ath- known him since he was young. ways has a smile on his face,"
lete of the year. He was picked "He's independent, he's a self -Photo credit: Shannon Kaestle she says.
for his sportsmanship and ath- starter and a great role model," Kevin Roundtree, 2012 Special Olympics Athlete of the Year, left, hugs his Aunt Virginia Das- On the field, Roundtree has
leticism, but also because he says English, who first met saw in his Grandmother's home. been competing in Special
"embodies everything we stand Roundtree when he was 9 years Olympics since middle school.
for," says Linsey Harris Smith, old. "You don't have to tell him ways wants to get better," says what he likes: "Softball. Soccer. 'Star Cafe, where teachers or- At Southridge High for seven
director of Special Olympics what to do." Geri Cordell, another teacher. Stock shelves. Making coffee." der breakfast and lunch made years, he's led the TMH (which
Florida in Miami-Dade. "He's Roundtree's speech is difficult "Some kids will just go along Yes, making coffee. by students in Southridge's stands for trainable mentally
been'involved with the games to understand but his smile and do the minimum. Not Roundtree, teachers say, is not exceptional student educa- handicapped) Stars to softball
for a long time and he has isn't. And there's no mistaking Kevin. He always wants to do only good on the field; he also tion program. The caf6 is part and soccer team gold medals
shown leadership." his attitude. more." brews a mean cup of joe. He's of a special curriculum that two years in a row at the state
Along with the award, he got "He's a go-getter and he al- If asked, Roundtree will say the boss at the school's Five trains students for jobs in the games in Orlando.
More states cracking down -
on prescription-drug abuse
Opioid painkillers cause more to OD System r Tracking Over-
scribing law, or "I-STOP," which
than cocaine and heroin went into effect in August.
The Centers for Disease Con-
By Matthew Daneman our youth," he said. trol and Prevention in 2012
The campaign, which grew called prescription drug abuse
BUFFALO Michael Israel's out f a push by Avi Israel af- the fastest-growing drug prob-
death of a self-inflicted gun- ter his son's death, involves lem in the United States. Be-
shot wound in 2011 was a trag- billboards; television, print and tween 1999 'and 2009, the
edy. The Buffalo 20-year-old online advertising; a website; number of deaths nationwide
had become despondent about and a 30-minute documenta- from opioid painkillers such
his addiction to the powerful ry produced by Buffalo public as hydrocodone and oxyco-
painkillers prescribed for his broadcaster WNED-TV that will done nearly quadrupled, and
Ai Israel such overdoses cause more
pideaths than cocaine and hero-
Cr din combined, according to the
BSubstance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration.
sA growing number 'of states
are trying to crack down on the
n Alabama Republican Gov. *1J
Robert Bentley in August
signed into law a trio of bills
giving more medicalpersonnel, DONIT TAKE THE GIRLS FOR GRANTED
aid Agency, access to the state's
prescription monitoring pro-
gram database; tightening the f you really love them, now is the perfect tme to geta mammogram. And while you're at it pone a
regulations on pain manage- girlfriend your mothe daughter, sister, or cousin and remind her to schedule a nammogam, too.
ment clinics; and making "doc- Because when itmeto breast health, it's all about The Girls.
tor shopping" to get multiple
prescriptions a Class A misde-
meanor punishable by up to a
Avi Israel signs a pledge board for a campaign to raise aware- year in jail.
ness about prescription drug abuse Oct.9 in Buffalo. His son Indiana earlier this year
committed suicide in 2011 while addicted to pain pills. gave the state attorney gen- a m grap y
eral new oversight powers on
pain management clinics and is
Crohn's disease. air Oct. 22 on Buffalo-area TV moving toward mandatory an-
"But the ultimate Greek trag- stations. nual drug screenings of people
edy is we allow this to happen Avi Israel has been a frequent prescribed opioids to ensure
every day," his father, Avi Isra- and vocal advocate since 2011 they're taking the drugs as pre- To schedule your mammogram, call
el, said this week at the State for tackling the growing prob- scribed. __
University College at Buffalo, lem of prescription drug abuse, Washington state in 2012 305 835.6160 f' 0
where he was part of the an- including testimony in 2012 started setting dosage limits oM ftwH...'
nouncement of a western New before the U.S. Senate Caucus for doctors and others who pre- 1100 N.W. 95TH STREET SNOTH SHOR BREAS. 1TJE
York-wide public awareness on International Narcotics Con- scribe pain medicines. Any pre- MIAMI, FL 33150 Medical Center ...... .
campaign about the dangers of trol. His advocacy helped lead scription over a certain amount
prescription drug abuse. to New York lawmakers unani- requires a second opinion from
"We want to stop the dying of mously passing the Internet a pain specialist.
S6B THE MIAMI TIMES, OCTOBER 16-22, 2015 THi N TON'S 1 BLACK NEWSPAPER
Dangerous cholera outbreak continues to ravage Haiti
CHOLERA General Assembly opening i'.7 dozen member states. The fo- had decided to file the suit in
ter, Laurent Lamothe, spoke of the spread of the cholera to a of United Nations headquarters
eradicating the cholera, but what he called the "moral re- flawed sanitation system at the and has an enormous Haitian
they have not conceded that the sponsibility" of the United Na- Nepalese peacekeeper base, expatriate population.
organization was inadvertently tions in the outbreak, and said which contaminated a tributary "We are asking for the judge
responsible for causing it. the efforts to combat it had that feeds Haiti's largest river, to find the United Nations li-
They also have asserted diplo- been far from sufficient. used by Haitians for drinking able," she said. "It has violated
matic immunity from any neg- Forensic studies, including and bathing. its legal obligations through
ligence claims, a position that one ordered by the United Na- Beatrice Lindstrom, a spokes- reckless actions that brought
has deeply angered many Hai- tions, have identified the cul- woman for the Institute for Jus- cholera to Haiti." The lawsuit
tians who consider it a betrayal prit bacteria as an Asian strain tice and Democracy in Haiti, did not specify the amount of
of United Nations principles, imported to Haiti by Nepalese the Boston-based rights group compensation sought, which
Haitian leaders, while depen- members of the United Nations that prepared the lawsuit, said Lindstrom said would be "de-
dent on the United Nations to peacekeeping force, known as in a telephone interview that termined at trial."
help maintain stability and the United Nations Stabiliza- the listed plaintiffs were five It was far from clear that the
provide other important servic- tion Mission in Haiti, which cholera victims, who were seek- lawsuit would be accepted by
es, have also expressed unhap- was first authorized in 2004 ing redress for themselves and the court, which affords broad
piness over the cholera issue, and maintains about 8,700 sol- According to reports,the Cholera outbreak originated in the all afflicted Haitians and their latitude to diplomatic protec-
In an address last Thursday diers and police officers there, Central Artibonite region of Haiti and has killed around 250 families, tions for the United Nations
at the annual United Nations drawn from more than three people and effected over 2500 in the region. Lindstrom said the institute against such litigation.
RX program helps families save needed mone Shutdown brings sickness
DRUG preferred brand, which has a you (a ad any family members) Although every plan is differ- HEALTH already blamed for one death,
continued from 5B lower co-payment, and a non- need to continue taking, the ent, she notes "maintenance contnued fom 3B for sending five people to area
prferred brand, Gaca says. number of prescription you medications" frequently do ho that identify and casepitals in three counties. east 15
h onsetypically at least need a year and tk what have a mail-order p employees that identify and cases in three counties. Meat
when considering different There are typically at least need a year and track what have a mail-order plan. track food-borne illnesses have and poultry inspections con-
insurance plans. Plans will two drugs offered for each they or their generic or low- 5. Can't afford the drugs also been sent home. I'm sure tinue.
try to steer you to the lowest- class of drugs, Nelson says, er-cot alternative would you really need? Check wi the health department officials A public health systm is
cost alternative. At Cigna for and which ones are offered de- cost on the diffrent plan you your plan's pharmacy benefits the heath dertent o a i et tem ad
_.. m e .... in western Kentucky, who are designed to coordinate an ad-
example, a prescription to the pends on a benchmark plan are considering manager to get referrals w to arrest a deadly Sal euatresponseto disease and
cholesterol-lowering drug Lipi- established by the state. One Check if there's a mail- public or pharmaceutical corn- working to arrest a deadly Sa- equate response to disease and
tor on one plan could cost a plan might have acid reflux e option. If thees a drug pany sources that may provide monella outbreak, would ap- prevent future disease. This is
consumer $150 out of pock- drug Prilosec on its formulary, you need, say, a 90-day sup- drugs for free. prciate the federl support service that is rightly provided
et, but the generic equivalent while another might have N ply, Nelson says you can prob- Or maybe you're one of the nd expertise The outbreak is by government.
would be free. If there is no ge- ium, she notes. ably get it mai for two co- lucky ones and don't need any
neric available, there is often a 3. Make a list of the drugs pan three dru now. Just wait. i Econom y, death rates rise
Genetics also plays a role for Blacks with hypertension RAMT nary data suggesting e ink
continued from 3B may be weakening in the United
SICK j In people who have this gene, States. Heart attacks and traf-
continued from 3 as little as one extra gram (half involved in the new study. He fic accidents still seem to spike
co n a teaspoon) of salt could raise says it was limited because it in good times, he says, but poi-
according to the American blood pressure. did not look at a broader range soning and cancer deaths now
Heart Association. The UC Davis study looked of ages, but that his own work appear to fall. He's looking into
They are also more like- at the work and health records shows effects of similar magni- possible explanations
ly to develop a more severe from more than 5,000 house- tude among various age groups. It should be noted that these
form of the disease and get it holds, focusing on working In his studies, a one percent- studies show an association
at an earlier age than their r adults between the ages of 25 age point rise in the U.S. unem- between economic upswings
white counterparts. Iand 65 with an income of $2.78 ployment rate is associated with and deaths: They do not prove
The medical community be- to $77 an hour. about 11,000 fewer deaths, out a cause and effect relationship.
lieves high rates of diabetes and I It is the first study of its kind of roughly 2.4 million deaths, in Its also important to note that
obesity put Blacks at greater to take a worker's income into a year. suicides rise in bad times: One
risk for hypertension. account, finding that young A booming economy is not recent study estimated that an
Researchers have also found workers and women between nearly as big a threat to surviv- extra 5,000 people, mostly men,
that there may be a gene that the ages of 25 and 44 were at al as, say, smoking, but it is "a killed themselves in 54 coun-
makes Blacks much more salt The medical community beves high rates of diabetes and the highest risk of developing non-trivial" factor, Ruhm says. tries affected by the 2008 eco-
sensitive. obesity put Blacks at greater risk for hypertension, hypertension. He adds that he has prelimi- nomic collapse.
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Scott Carpenter, 2nd U.S.
astronaut in orbit, dies
fy Kristen Wyatt
Scott Carpenter conquered (
the heights of space, the
depths of the ocean, and the
darkness of fear. And in do-
ing so he became the second
American to orbit the Earth,. .....
powered by not just a rocket
but an insatiable curiosity.
"Conquering of fear is one of
life's greatest pleasures and it
can be done a lot of different
places," he said. I
His wife, Patty Barrett, said
Carpenter died last Thursday
in a Denver hospice of com-
plications from a September
stroke. Carpenter, who lived
in vair, Colo., w has s8. Scott Carpenter, pioneering astronaut and second American
Carpenter followed John in orbit.
Glenn into orbit, and it was spokesman last Friday. He the time that I hope you get
Carpenter who gave him the added: "You are missed." your speed. Because once
historic send-off, "Godspeed Even before Carpenter ven- that happens, the flight's a
John Glenn." The two were tured into space, he made his- success."
the last survivors of the famed tory on Feb. 20, 1962, when In his only flight, Carpen-
original Mercury 7 astronauts he gave his Glenn send-off. ter missed his landing by 288
from the "Right Stuff" days of It was a spur of the moment miles, leaving a nation on edge
the early 1960s. phrase, Carpenter later said. for an hour as it watched live
Glenn is the only one still "In those days, speed was and putting Carpenter on the
alive. Glenn echoed his life- magic because that's all that outs with his NASA bosses.
long pal's words in biding him was required . and nobody So Carpenter found a new
goodbye. had gone that fast," Carpen- place to explore the ocean
"Godspeed, Scott Carpenter ter explained. "If you can get floor. He was the only person
- Great Friend," Glenn said that speed, you're home-free, who was both an astronaut
in a statement issued by his and it just occurred to me at and an aquanaut.
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Trnlty Hadley Davis Tranquilt Gates Brown Tigers' clutch
GLORIA A. McCUTCHEN, 50, Miami Gardens RICARDO MARRIN, 72,
homemaker, SKYE LUKE-ROBINSON, 14, administrator, died October *
died October student, died 1 at Palm Springs Hospital. 1
8 at Memorial October 8 at Arrangements are ncompleteh itter, is dead at 74
West Hospital. Memorial West
Service 1 p.m., Hospital. Ser- NANCY CABRERA, 71, ByWilliam Yardley Series, recording an out. The
Saturday at vice 1-8 p.m., seamstress, died October 10 at Tigers defeated the St. Louis
Bible Way Friday in the Coral Gables Hospital. Service Gates Brown, a clutch pinch- Cardinals in seven games.
Apostolic Faith chapel. Friday at St. Raymond's Catholic hitter for the Detroit Tigers and Over the course of his ca-
Church. Church in Coral Gables. one of the most productive in reer, Brown had a .257 average
baseball history, who helped in 1,051 games, with 84 home
KAREN MAXWELL, 49, MARIE DUPERVAL, 52, the Tigers in their march to the runs and 322 runs batted in.
food service REBECCA POTTS, 69, cook, custodian, died October 1 at World Series in 1968, died on William James Brown was
mahager, died died October Jackson Memorial Hospital. Friday. He was 74. born on May 2, 1939, in CreS-
October 1 at 8 at Palmetto Service 12 p.m. in Pompano Brown's first major league tline, Ohio. He was signed by
Jackson Health Hospital. Ser- Beach. hit was a pinch-hit and it the Tigers after a robbery con-
S s t m s vices were held was a home run. That was on viction landed him in prison,
Service 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Friday MELODY SEAMAN, 58, nurse June 19, 1963, when he was where a member of the staff no-
Saturday at at Mt. Zion Ap- assistant, died October 11 at home. a 24-year-old rookie. He went ticed his baseball ability.
Grooms Temple ostolic Temple. Arrangement are ncomplete on to play 13 seasons, all for In high school, according to
C.OG.I.C Arrangements are ncomplete, the Tigers, but in only two of the Baseball Almanac, Brown
ALBERthem, 1964 and 1973, did he \ said, "I took a little Englih, a
RUT ERNESTINE CONLEY, ALBERT HORTON, 4, home appear enough to be considered retonroup/Asoate Press little math, some science a few
RUT, teces as si stantdied maker, died October 3 at Jackson ...
54, teachers assistant, died yl m aker, d ied October 3 at Jacon an everyday player. Instead, Gates Brown in 1975. hubcaps and some weel cov-
October 1 at home. Services were ORIENDA MONROE, 57, died Memoal Hopil. Arrangements Brown, who played left field and ers."
held. October 11, Ser- are incomplete. whose nickname was the Gator, pinch-hitter. Over the course of After his playing days, Brown
vice 12 p.m., earned a reputation for what he that season, he had 92 at-bats was the Tigers' hitting coach
Saturday at MIGUEL VERGELL 51, did when called on, cold, from in 67 games, hitting .370 over from 1978 until 1984, when
Hadley Davis MLK New Jerusalem cook, died October 5 at home. the dugout, usually late in the all. Although he helped the Ti- they won the World Series for
EDDIE B. MERRITT, 74, Primitive Bap- Arrangements are incomple. game. gers win the American League the first time since 1968.
environmental tist Church, 777 His most notable year was pennant that year, he went to There was no immediate in-
specialist, NW 85 Street, JFFREY DELFORD, 52, 1968, when he hit .450 as a the plate just once in the World formation about survivors.
died October Miami. laborer, died in Miami. Services
died October Miami.
12. Memorial were hed. Q Dedicated Rattler, David "Captain" Curry, dies
Service I1-8 CORNEUUS ROBINSON, David Captain" Curry, a grad- was always considered to be a
p.m., Friday in 46 tuck driver, died October LUTHER H. MOSS, 90, retired u of Booker T., a dedicated popular "man about town and
the chapel. 8 at Jackson North Medical e ectrical FAMU alumnus and graduate of dearly loved his alma mater.
MICHAEL WATKINS, 53 crew Center. Arr mets are switchman for Booker T. Washington High, has Survivors include his mother,
chief, died incomplete. Bellsouth, died died at 81. Curry was a mem- children and siblings in Long
October 8. October 13 at ber of the Popular High School Beach, CA. Viewing will be held
WILLIE JAMES GORDON, 28, Service 12 p.m., SONIA SANTIESTEBAN, 66 home. Survived group caled The Shop Boys and Fri., Oct 25 at Eric J. Wilson
laborer, died Saturday in the maid, died October 6 at home by wfe Ad was th athletic trainer under Mortuary, Hallandale Beach,
October 7. chapel. Arranment are ncompte Moss; chldren: the legendary FAMU coach Jake Funeral services will be Sat.,
Service 1 p.m., Eddie Lightsey, Gaither. During his matricula- Oct. 26, 11 am. at True Vine
Saturday at St OLGA LAM 77 houswife, Beverly Byrd, tion, he pledged Omega Psi Phi MBC, 8820 NW 20th Ave. Mi-
James Baptist di October 9 at S Tatiana Ferguson, Dana Moss, and graduated in 1960. Curry ami.
Church. October 9 at Pam Springs Denise Moss, Darlene Moss, and
General Hospital. Arrangements A Moss sister, Ten Philippa
Ger eA An ; illips. In Memoriam Happy Birthday
are ee Arangements are incomplete.
FANNIE C. WILIAMS, 91. DAVID JACOBS, 53, artst died USSIE LOUSE KNOWLES, In loving emory of, In loving memory of,
Richardson e d u c ator. October 2 at home. Arrangements 88, homem r,
died October ae incomplete. died October
ERNEST GARY JAMES, 78, 11 in Boca 10 at Jackson
administrator, Raton, Frida.M OIRE SANTI 67, drver, M e m o r i a I
died October Service 10 diedOctober athome Seice 2 Hospital.
12. Service 11 am., Saturday p.m. Friday in the chapel. Service 1 p.m.,
a.m., Saturday at Ebeneer Saturday a
at Ebenezer Baptist Church, SERGIO FERNANDEZ, Brownsvi le
U.M. Church. Hallandale. 48, line cook, died October 8 Church of
In lieu of Arrangements are incomplete. Christ
to Dade Deltas Foundatiaon PyAn fiversary
Scholarship, P.O. Box 693686, LOREND R. CHESTNUT, SR.
Miami, FL 33289. 58, i n In loving memory of,
LOUISE WHITEHEAD, 91, October 2 at
health care University of DR. LORETTA ROBINSON LINIDA ANN DOYL
assistant, died Miami Hospital.
October 14. Vieng 8 It has been six years and You are not forgotten love
Service 1 p.m., p.m., Fria time has taken away some of one, nor will you ever be.
Saturday at at e mal b our grief. But memories turns As long as life and memory
Temple Baptist Funeral Home. back every leaf. Remember- last; we will remember thee.
Church. Service 11 am., Saturday at ing you is easy, we do that We miss you now, our
Second Cannon M.B. Church eve missing you is the hearts are sore; and as time
hardest part, as it never goes goes by, we'll miss you more.
S away. Your loving smile, your gentle
TAVARES WAYNE FARLOW, F gu H Your loving smile, your hap- face.
20, laborer, died LUCILLE "Lou" MARSHALL py face, no one can fill that No one can ever fill your
October 13. RILEY, 93,, vacant place. You are forever special place here in our
Service 11 a.m., retired hospital in our thoughts and in our hearts.
Saturday at93rd clerk, died hearts. From your loving family.
Community October 10 at MAJORI Mr CAY-C LUREMY E Mom and family.
Baptist Church. home. Service 09/07/1965 02122/2013
11 a.m., Death Notice
Saturday at We would have been celebrating our 20th wedding anniver-
Mount Sinai sary. I can't stop thinking about you. See you in my dreams. MOTH3R ABARAH B. JOWNE,
in Missionar y Love your husband, Joel. 84, died October 13. Survivors
Carey Royal Ram'n Baptist Church, 698 NW 47 Terrace include: son, Stanley Williams;
daughters, Pastor Linda Vivian
BARBARA McKENZIE, 51, retail g In Memoriam In Memoriam Irving (Bishop John T. Irving),
sales manager, Wright and Young Sharon Gundy (Joseph),
died October BA AE I d Janice Titus (Daniel) and Viola
12 at Jackso BABY JANAE BAILEY, died In loving memory of, In loving memory of, De Witt; sisters, Grace Turner
October 7. Graveside service 11
Health Systems. a.m., Wednesday at Vista Memorial 1 (Johnny) and Mary Helen
Service 10 a.m., Gardens. Camon (Steve); and a host of
Saturday at other relatives and friends.
Temple Baptist BABY JODY LAMAR, 2 months, Viewing with Memorial '
Church. died October 9. Service 11 a.m., Service, 6-9 p.m., Friday at
Wednesday in the chapel. Gospel Tabernacle of Faith,
M 3311 NW 189th Street, Miami,
DALLAS NEWKIRK, 59, DORETHA MINGO, 76, died Gardens, FL. Service 12 p.m., Park. Arrangements entrusted
construction worker, died October 9 October 9. Services were held. Saturday at the church. to Gregg L. Mason Funeral
at home. Service 1 p;m., Thursday Interment: Southern Memorial Home.
in the chapel. NIETTE FORD, 45, died October
9. Service 11 a.m., Thursday at
MAROGARET REEL, 87, died Northside Seventh Day Adventist. Happy Birthday
October 14 at home. Arrangements
are in complete. KENNETH BAKER, 80, died In loving memory of,
October 6. Service 11 a.m.,
Reddick-Clewiston Saturday in the chapel. WAYN KL DOUTIHETT I ALONZO B. "CHICO" ]RRNEST CUTLERi
ALBERTA BOOKER, 97, 04/28/1986 10/17/2009 GILBERT 10/20/1908- 10/20/2001
a longtime 03/17/47 10/13/03
resident of Nakla Ingraham We think of you always, but A lot of times we needed you,
Clewiston, FL. AMOS KING, 83, baker, died Oc- especially today. 10lth Year a lot of times we've cried. If
died October tober 4, Service 11 a.m., Saturday You will never be forgotten, You left us beautiful love could have saved you, we
12. Survivors at New Birth Tabernacle Christian although you are gone away. memories, Your love is still surely would have tried. A lov-
in c I u d a d : Baptist Churgh. Your memory is a keepsake our guide, And though we ing heart stopped beating and
d a u g h te r, with which we never part. cannot see you, You are eyes closed to rest. Our hearts
Lucille Kingcade God has you in His keeping; always at our side, were broken when God took
(Clyde) of Obituaries deadlie we have you in our hearts. Our family chain is broken, the best.
Miami; son, Johnny Stephens f With love from your father, and nothing seems the same, We miss you and will love:
Cewiston, FL. Service 10 .m., 0Wayne; mother, Gloria; sister, But as God calls us one by you always.
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..always-funny host, Nick Cannon.
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IRto RB diva Mariah Carey, was a teenage star on the long-run-
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Smedian before his breakout role in "Drumline," then later hosting
several TV and radio shows. Word is he'll be bringing back his
I show "Nick Cannon Presents Wild N Out" an improv comedy
show with musical performances that he created, produced and
hosted on the way to becoming one of the highest-rated shows
in MTV's history and with a brand new cast. But how does
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THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER 3C THE MIAMI TIMES, OCTOBER 16-22, 2013
were Sandra Nelsoen- wonderful sights and | RD r Al Q rd- avt ii
na, Wendy Sturrip, sounds. Rev. Al Sharpton opens up
Jannie Johnson, Ma- Dr. Enid C.
ria C. Esquivel, Mu- Pinkney, the execu- SHARPTON that have made him front-page
niq Ingram, Richard tive director of The continued from 1C news, who would've expected
. J. Straohan, Joeann Historic Hampton wide-eyed amazement at his
'In mid-July, Carolyn Fra- performance of Brantley, Walter House Community than those around them. They current life? Yes, that's what
sier, Minnie Cox Moore, Mar- "Swan Lake" which was mag- Crawford, Ginette Trust, a nonprofit know their own strengths and you'll see in the first chapter of
ilyn D. Randall and Juanita nificent. We also did a walking Jackson, Stephen historic preserva- don't pretend to be something "The Rejected Stone," and it's
Matthews took a 12-night guided tour of the Hermitage Miller, Larry Adams, WILSON tion organization that they're not. They've defined good.
Scandinavia and Russian Museum and did some great Johnny Bruton, Edie- was founded in 2002 themselves, they ask for what From his roots in Brooklyn to
cruise along the Baltic Sea. shopping, while enjoying visit- May. Menso, Melodie Burke, to preserve and promote Mi- and they aren't afraid his current activism, Sharpton
to "be big." weaves his own experiences in
The group flew from Atlanta ing the Aurora Battle Ship and Judith Grey, Alfred Thomas ami's only Black motel, says Successful leaders, he says, with advice on ecoming a lead-
to Amsterdam, where they Canal Cruise through Copen- and Samuel Wims. there is still much work to be are alle assg If youre s h one le ,
are all-encompassing, If you are er, reaching for one's "blessings,"
boarded the Celebrity Constel- hagen Harbor, Next, it was on Pamela Jones, 5000 Role done. She says efforts contin- against injustice, then you must and being an agent for justice.
lation. First port of call was to Sweden where we visited Models of Excellence, an- ue to restore the HHHM to its be against all injustice. It's "hy- Readers may be pleasantly sur-
Berlin where we toured Ros- the homes of former kings and nounced the several tie tying former glory as the "Jewel of pocrisy" to pick and choosea. prised to see humility here, too;
tock, St. Mary's Church and queens. It was an awesome ceremonies that are now being the South." The organization To be a leader, you must focus Sharpton occasionally writes
the Rostock Brewery. We took 14-day trip. held throughout the County at also works to give respect and and commit to a cause. You must with what seems like hindsight
motor coach rides and wit- Annie Hicks Ross, found- Miami Carol City, Miami Jack- dignity to those buried at the understand that religion isn't tinged with regret, which truly
nessed the scenic landscape, er of 15-neighborhood citi- son, Miami Northwestern, Lemon City Cemetery. something you merely preach, adds to the magnetism of his
Renaissance castles and mu- zen crime watches, held South Dade, Southridge and They also sponsor a concert it's what you practice. And, to be words.
seums. her September meeting last Coral Reef. of Handel's Messiah during a leader, you must know when I liked that; I liked the lighter,
However, the highlight of the Wednesday at Henry Reeves Dozier Lightfoot Grad Events the Christmas season. This it's time to quit. no-nonsense tone of this helpful,
trip was St. Petersburg, Rus- Elementary with County Com- recently presented Roohelle year the concert will be on In all that the author Sharpton easy-to-read book; and I think if
sia which is world renowned missioner Jean Monestime Lightfoot debuting her 2nd Sunday, Dec. 15th. Dr. Nelson has done in his life, considering you know someone with poten-
as the major center for the arts as their special guest. Some CD, "Jazzy Classics" at Stu- Hall will serve as the conduc- the people he's known (Michael tial teen or adult it's what
and ballet. We experienced a of the members in attendance dio 504. It was an evening of tor. Jackson and James Brown, for they need: "The Rejected Stone"
example, both of whom he writes could be a push in the right di-
about at length), and the issues rection.
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ghue Nairn, Sr.,Thedore BYOB/BYOF. Wear your high continued from 1C go"
On Oct. 5th Mrs. Willie parents Edward Moss, Barbara Kee, Iradel school/college parapherna- Cannon compares the mod-
Pearl Porter celebrated her and Betty Blue. Bodie, Donyale Outler, Je- lia sponsored by the Epis- it's all pretty easy," he said. ern variety show that he hosts
102nd birthday with her They had an enjoyable time sie Pender, Rev. Samuel copal Churchman II and the What I really like about the to popular shows like the Ed
show is it gives people a plat- Sullivan Show from the 1960s.
churchfamily and the Mi- when the family visited Sa- Brown, Annie Moss, ladys parish chapter. Don't forget form t change their lives. And he believes that to make it
ami Black Nurses Associa- vannah, Ga. and Tampa, Moss, Varnell Evans, Cecil let's party on Oct. 11 See you Our ratings may not be as high doesn't require any magic po-
tion (BNA) who worshipped Fla. Roalyn will remain in Stanley Newbold m and therel as 'Idol' but we do pretty well. tion.
together at the Church of the Miami for a week before re- Willie Neal. Save the date if you The fact remains we are the "I know it may sound like a
incarnation, Sunday Sept. turning to her home in Ra- Birthday greetings to my have not been to "Key West" only talent show that accepts cliche, but my advice is to avoid
29, in honor aMrs. Poter, leigh, N.C. sister lately now is your chance to contestants of all ages and al- being mediocre because pretty
a proclami of ofcial Get well wishes to all of the Gayle Denise Sweeting go for a days outing on Oct. lows for all kinds of acts. It's a good never does very well on
Stpresent- sick and shut-ins: who celebrated her birthday 19 sponsored by the winter real lice of American culture." our show," he said. "You have
ed byfathie te0l ary Leila O'Berry, Rev. on Oct. 5 may you enjoy months of St. Agnes round C annon was not exaggerat to giveiteverythinyou'vegot."
byh Se *kil *- r s 7w Shedria OArn,.tah B-- S ing- Since the show started Then to show that he always
D.D. Several tributes were Shedrick Gilbert, Bar- many more. trip reserve your seat nowl eight years ago, it has featured maintains his humor, Cannon
presented to the honoree, bara Patteron, Berns- Happy wedding anniversa- Call Elisabeth Betty Blue, inger, dancers, contortion- said that one way to shake up
^ the de4~'4tte g;h UsxhamU ofat ry greetings to the following Floranos Monour or Caro- its, impressionists, jugglers, the talent show format might
O err, l C. Parker, "love birds" of the week lyn Spior Mond. Round musicians and ventriloquists be to include an 'all nude' re-
SCynth Leanora Frank and Shirley trip $50.00 all hoping for the chance to quirement. Then he burst out
r-4 la9 a' la*y*, Cooney, Jr., 28 years Sorry I missed seeing all capture the hearts of America in laughter always the co-
al i~ z e11, Gl Gi, Malcolm and Diane Da- of the beautiful animals who and snag that $1 million prize. median.
the C'aring m ~IZ a vi 22 years were brought to the Church "We have had some crazy There may be one or two au-
Very sorry to have heard f th Incarnation. I am not acts in the past that's for dition slots available but you'll
di~l iorY WIN, a eBwn, Very sorry to have heard of the Incarnation. I am not
: --!~ -",V:w;,lt c- ei sisure," Cannon added. need to act fast. Go to www.
of the is are, I C- of the death of soror Thelma a member there, but I love "Someone once put drills in americasgottalentauditions.
:' :... tn Welch, Davis wife of Joey Davis. animals and would have their nose and hung bricks on com to pre-register.
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N.Cvisited her B Johnson, Evan- Augustine in Raleigh N.C. heard they behaved well. much for me but it's amazing uted to this article.
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And indeed there was a wide fun," he said.
these women are onto some- range of braids again at New For those prom queens and
thing big." York Fashion Week last month. junior fashion fans, braids are
Braids have long conjured a Kenneth Cole, Naeem Khan, perhaps the most fun beauty' :
laid-back bohemian flair (think Rebecca Minkoff, Nicole Miller, trend since D.I.Y. nails. ;
Bo Derek or Willie Nelson), but Karen Walker, Mara HofIman They are .the most searched
the new ones are as likely to be and (unsurprisingly) Zoe s: beoauty t far this year
part of a Frida Kahlo-like up- featured them. Giles Deacon on Teen Vogue's Web site, said
do, more regal than carefree. used them in his show during :laine Welteroth, the maga-
But the whole point of current London Fashion Week-as well. zine's bauty and health direc-
braids is that there is no one At Dolce & Gabbana in Milan, tor. "Particularly for back-to-
right way to do them. Guido Palau put their new rich- school, braids are a great way
Over-the-shoulder fishtail ness at the forefront, creat- of showcasing your personal
braids first appeared on Alex- ing a soft braided up-do and style," she said. "It doesn't stop I tR TO o N O SHO
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Burch used fishtail pigtails in also make them popular with Welteroth also pointed out
her Spring 2013 show and Kar- brides. Barrett attributes this that when getting ready for LEARN WHAT CODING IS ALL ABOUT AND JOIN
en Walker in her 2014 resort partly to their homemade, so- school, nothing beats a cool US FOR THIS MUTATTND FREE CODING
presentation. ciable origins. "We've had brid- hairstyle that you can do in un-
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4C THE MIAMI TIMES, OCOTBER 16-22, 2013 T11HE NATION'S #1I BLACK NEWSIPAPER
IlU IAMI UHighlights of 2013
.. Education Summit
Nine-year-old education activist
Asean Johnson speaks out
By Ashley Montgom y
Did you know that by the age of three, children from
low-income families have heard 30 million fewer words
Sthan their more affluent peers? NBC News has made it
their mission to engage the country in "solution-focused
Sa conversation about the state of education in America."
I For the past four years, this summit has brought to-
Se gether policy-makers, educators, parents and this year a
nine-year old boy with a poignant message for his com-
SOne of the more controversial topics discussed at the
summit was the Common Core curriculum.
Asean Johnson, 9, a Chicago native, received a lot of at-
tentio last May when he spoke at a hometown rally after
it was announced that 54 elementary schools were
Please 3turn to SUIT 6C
TO UNITE YOUTH
Bunche Park reopens after councilman, Rodney Harris.
Several speakers took the stage to speak to the youth about
* *the importance of peace on our parks. Speakers included: Judge
m onths ofsports inactivity Orlando A. Prescott; Dwight Richardson, funeral home mortu-
ary; parents who lost children to gun violence; and rapper Flo-
By Abley Mmantgm y Rida.
email@example.com Demetrius Allen, CEO of the Urban Garden Foundation, the
group responsible for putting on Uncle Al's Peace In The Hood
Teddy bears intended to bring joy and love have instead Festival for the past 10 years is happy to be apart of this positive
taken on a whole new meaning in our urban communities. Many movement.
in our community know exactly what it means to see a bunch "This event is very important, different teams are coming to-
of teddy bears stacked on top of one another, accented with lit gether at one park... and this is something that has never hap-
candles and t-shirts of those who we've lost another death. pened before," Allen said.
Proceeding a slew of shootings at Bunche Park, The City of Mi- Urban Garden Foundation was proud to join forces with the
ami decided to do something that has never been done in order to City of Miami Gardens and the FYFL.
achieve new results. With the help of several community groups, "Sports is good for the hood, and we understand that some of
the first ever Peace Park Rally was held last Thursday night. these kids will eventually go off to high school and college and
Practice for all Florida Youth Football League [FYFL) football become teammates, so we want to keep that bond strong. We're
and cheerleaders were suspended. losing too many of our young leaders of tomorrow."
All teams gathered at Bunche Park to rally and promote peace Free wristbands were also given away with the campaign slo-
and violence prevention. The event was hosted by Miami Gardens gan: no more teddy bears. Asean Johnson speaking with reperters at summit.
with your sophamonre,
you L1sten to their news,
you sense wfu a Ine,
you remem be when it wcmnt so,
you hear about prs and parties
and soccer ganes,
you learn about community projects
you see they look wel-led and proud,
you realize what a great chdaice this ws,
you get ready for big things.
Live a: r y Life.
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I, ADAM "PACMAN" JONES ARRESTED FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT
SCincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was recently arrested on
Sdisorderly conduct charges after allegedly making offensive comments to police
while intoxicated during a traffic stop. Jones was celebrating his birthday earlier
n before the police pulled him over for speeding doing 60 mph in a 45 mph zone.
When officers began administering a field sobriety test on the female driver, Jones
began "mouthing off" to the officers.
d r t LAURYN HILL GOES ON TOUR BEFORE JAIL SENTENCE ENDS
on a tax conviction. Hill has been permitted to work during the last six weeks of this
year before finishing the balance of her three-month home detention. Hill pleaded
v e guilty last year to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.5 million earned from 2005 to
2007 and was sentenced In July to three months in prison and three months of home
Sdetention. She was released Oct. 4 from a federal facility in Danbury, Connecticut
d r iv e --Photo: Preston C. Mack ACTOR CRAIG ROBINSON IN MINOR BAHAMAS DRUG BUST
Chantelle Cade, 18, of Orlando, gets a ride on Sept. 23 Actor Craig Robinson was detained last Wednesday for drug possession as he
Some blame social media or economy from her stepmother, Yolanda, to a bus stop. tried to leave the Bahamas and was ordered to pay a fine, authorities said. The ac-
tor best known for his role as Darryl Philbin on NBC's "The Office" was stopped as
for shift in teens' getting in gear ing, gas was too expensive and he tried to board a plane in the capital,Nassau, and head back to the U.S. Customs
driving was too expensive. Few agents found a small amount of marijuana and pills deemed suspicious.
By Larry Copelnd is rooted in the growth of access respondents cited the ability to
to the Internet: Modern teens 'Top connect online or GDL restric- 49ERS' ALDON SMITH CHARGED WITH FELONY WEAPONS COUNTS
Chantelle Cade, 18, like many can connect with each other n tions as a factor. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was charged last Wednesday with
teens, loves to go to the mall through social media, so there's Family income also played three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stmming from a
near her home in Orlando. But less of a need to get together by a role. Among young adults in party at his home in June 2012. Smith is expected to surrender on his own later
Cade doesn't hop in the car to driving to popular hangouts or Too busy r not enough time to households with annual in- this month. The 24-year-old Smith is on an indefinite leave of absence from NFC
ferry a carload of her friends to by cruising. get lisence. comes of at least $60,000, 60 champion Niners while undergoing treatment for substance abuse at an in-patient
the mall. "I believe that a large part of percent got a license within one facility following a DUI arrest Sept. 20.
She doesn't drive or even the drop is permanent," says year of their state's minimum
have a license. Sivak, who was one of the first 33.6% age for doing so and 72 per-
"I had wanted to get a driver's researchers to document the cent were licensed before age
license, but it was very easy to trend. "It's not just teens. It's 21.4% 18. In households with annual
put it off because my parents people in their 20s and 30s, as incomes of less than $20,000, f
could easily drive me around," well. When we asked people (in 36.9% only 16 percent got a license
says Cade, an honor graduate a new national survey of young within one year of becoming eli-
from Boone High School who's adults without a license) when Owning and maintaining a car gible, and 25 percent got licens- q L
attending Valencia Communi- they planned to get a driver's is too expensive es before turning 18. t
ty College. "It was easy to say, license, 21.5 percent of all re- l'0FO M, i3T.
'Oh, I'll get one next week. Or, it spondents said never; 35.4 per- FOR SOME, IT'S
doesn't matter if I don't get one cent of those aged 30-39 said 31.8% THE INTERNET
till Pm 18.'" never. That tells us that a large For Cade, the Internet was a
A generation ago, Chantelle part of the drop we se ee is per- 34% factor in the decision to wait.
Cade would have been consid- manent." "Being able to connect over any
ered an anomaly. When kids 32% kind of social media with your
turned 16, they couldn't wait BLAME THE ECONOMY friends was a huge factor, she
to get their driver's licenses. It Other researchers, including Able to get transportation from says. "You can put off meeting
represented freedom, indepen- Robert Fosa, director of the Cen- other (face to face) for days and weeks.
dence, the first big step into ter for the Study of Young Driv- You'll eventually see them, but Nicholas R. Von Staden
adulthood and a response to the era at the University of North you don't have a sense of urgen-
call of the open road. The per- Carolina, maintain that the 24.8% cy about meeting them. I have A r
ception was that kids who didn't recent recession simply had a a friend that I saw (recently) atFA U p rofor S ad
aera license at.16 either were greater impact on young drivers 28.2% the mall, but I hadn't talked to
really bad drivers or really, re- than others. They had less mon- him in person in weeks. You in to d or
ay uncool ey to purchase a car less money 30 just talk on Facebook or Insta- ll
How times have changed. to buy gas, or they couldn't find Prefer to bike or walk gram."
Today, many teenagers are jobs to buy either, he says. Cade says gasoline costs and r
deciding to wait to get their "Yes. licensing among young 24.2% "the fart that insurance is very
driver's licenses, a shift docu- teenagers is certainly down high" for young drivers made it m d i er
mented in several recent stud- some," Foss says. "But it's be- 19.6% easier for her to wait.
ies. One this year by the Centers cause the economy went to hell. 2 Her stepmother, Yolanda Faculty member C res rown, FAU's vice
for Disease Control and Preven- If the economy ever recovers for 2 %Cade, 44, says she and Chan- president for student affairs,
tion found that the percentage the majority of the population, -21.8% telle's father, Kip, both couldn't will be a student said research supports this
of high school seniors who had then licensing among young wait to get their driver's licens- concept.
a driver's license fell from 85 people is probably going to go Prefer to use public es at 16. She has not seen the mentor, tutor "Students who have contact
percent in 1996 to 73 percent right back up." transportaion same urgency among Chan- with faculty outside the class-
in 2012. The study analyzed re- Peter Kissinger, president and n telle's friends. eB Boott Trwv room have higher retention
suits of a survey given annually CEO of AAA Foundation for *9.% "For us, it was the only way rates leading to graduation, are
to 15,000 seniors from 130 pub- Traffic Sdfety, agrees. He says do see your friends, if you didn't Associate Professor Charles more content with their college
lic and private schools. reports of the death of young 20.1% want to be kind of square and Dukes isn't just willing to stay experience, demonstrate high-
What's less clear is whether Americans' love affair with div-'2 0.9% have your parents drop you off," after class to help students at er levels of achievement and
the decline is a fundamental ing are premature. she says. "Driving really wasn't Florida Atlantic University. He build a stronger, lasting affin-
change in how young Ameri- He noted that some research- 17% on her radar at 15. I remember stays overnight. ity toward their institution,"
cans get from point.A to point era have speculated that the her saying, 'I'm not in a big hur- Dukes, who teaches future Brown said, quoting research
B and the end of an entrenched drop in teen licensing is linked Source: Unom s ofM astwransporta"o ry.' I was so relieved." special education teachers conducted in the 1970s and
national tradition, or whether to the spread of graduated driv- am ~ 3 hA,, OWSIm Nancy McGuckin, a travel be- within FAU's College of Edu- early 1980s.
it's primarily a reaction to the er's licenses, in which novice havior analyst, says Cade and cation, was selected as the A more recent study, con-
Great Recession. motorists gradually earn more percent of respondents got a her friends represent the new Iuniversity's first faculty-in- ducted in 2009 by a University
Some experts, like Michael driving privileges as they gain driver's license within one year normal. residence. In late. August, he of Oregon researcher, was less
Sivak, director of Sustain- experience. GDLs restrict new of the minimum age for doing so "There's been unprecedented moved from his home in Miami supportive, saying students
able Worldwide Transportation drivers from carrying young in their state, and only 54 per- change in young people's be- to a spacious apartment inside are more likely to interact with
at the University of Michigan passengers and driving at night, cent reported doing so before havior. There's sort of a lack of FAU's new 614-student dormi- faculty members they know
Transportation Research Insti- All 50 states now have ODL turning 18. interest (in driving)," she says. tory, Parliament Hall. from their courses, rather than
tute, argue that at least part of laws. The economy was a major fac- "They don't have to drive. They FAU created the position one who lives in their residence
the drop is permanent and that AAA Foundation commis- tor in the decision to wait: The socialize online. They shop on- with the hopes of improving hall but has no connection to
it's part of a global decline in sioned an online survey last most common reasons for wait- line. I think we're being blind if the freshmen experience by their field of study.
Sdriving among young people. He year of 1,039 young adults ages ing were not having a car, being we don't accept that the Inter- having a faculty member who So far, Dukes says, his im-
contends that part of the shift 18-20. They found that just 44 able to get around without driv- net is changing travel." I could be a role model and pro- pact has been small in the sev-
Svide mentoring, guidance and en weeks he's been on campus.
Omega P Phi okerT Washington programming. "As far as mentoring and
S Om P Phi Bokr T. W ngton "You really have very few guiding, I would like to," he
Fraternity members from Class of 1967 meets every opportunities to get involved said. "I don't think there are
Miami-Dade College North' third Sat., 7 p.m., at the in the ground level of things," concrete examples of that yet,
and South dremaking plans African Heritage Cultural Dukes said. "I want to be able but that will be the goal."
for a reunion. Call 305-6,23-, 'Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd to make a real difference and He just had business cards
. 7991. Ave. Call 305-333 -7128. impact outside the classroom, printed with his contact in-
l Booker T. Washington screening and seminar on and I really enjoy talking to formation and plans to create
Alumni Association Inc. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Bett U Right Away Car Care U lota Phi Lambda kid here at FAU a social media presence soon.
will meet Wed., Oct. 16 In the T Ferguson Recreatlional and Mobile will be giving Sorority, Inc. would love thouh newto AU fac He said he also plans to orga-
cafeteria of BTW at,6 pm, Complex, 3000 NW 199th' FREE car washes with yous to have your 6 grade lty-in-residence programs nize tours of various places in
Street from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 donation of a new unwrapped boy or girl to be a part uty-in-resid common rograms outh Florida and create pro-
SMiaml Edlon Class p.m. Call Pat Wright 786-202- toy Sat., Dec. 7 at 2601 of their annual Gems &. are fairly common around Sof gramsh Florida and create pro-
of 1974 will have a reunion 2665. NW 95 Street. The event is Gents program. For more the country. The University of grams for events such as Black
meeting on Wed., Oct. 16 In In preparation for our Toy information, call 305-303- Florida and the University of History Month or Women's His-
the school cafeteria at 6 p.m. 1 The South Plorida Pick-Up Dec. 21. Toys can 9425. South Florida in Tampa are tory Month. His contract for the
Call 305-301-9147. Diverslty Alliance presents be dropped off at any time among the state schools that residential position lasts for
the 2013 diversity summit: leading up to the Toy Pick-Up. 1 Helping Every Living ofer them.
Cal S, Mobley, Jr., Stepping out, Stepping upl Person Inc., H.E.L.P is in
invitesyou to his Oct. 18 book Friday, Nov. 8 from 8:30 1 Range Park Is offering' need of volunteers to work M iam i brings its ow n Apollo
release and dinner function a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Nova free self defense karate at the Sun Life Stadium for
called the "Black Blazer Book Southeastern's main campus' classes, Mon. and Wed., at the 2013 football events G ong Show to Liberty City
Release" located in MIramar. Minlaci Theatre, Alvin 6 p.m., at 525 NW 62nd St. and will provide communityV nU I
The event Is scheduled to Sherman Library. Contact Contact Clayton at 305-757- service credit hours to any Next Monday, Oct. 21, Shan- Lamont "Popps" Nanton.
take place from 7 p.m. to firstname.lastname@example.org 7961. student (high school or tels Jazz Cafe, 5422 NW 7th Av- A donation from the proceeds
8.30 p.m and admission is college) that Is at least 16 enue, will be transformed into will go to assist individuals
free. Call 850-464-3272. l Alabama State U S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed years of age. Volunteers the historic Apollo Theater with from the community living with
Unlversity Miami Alumni the homeless In the City of will be provided a free meal Liberty City's very own "Miami breast cancer. Lee says, "In or-
Miami Northwestern Chapter will sponsor a bus Overtown every first Saturday, ticket. Call 305-326-3907. Apollo Gong Show." The event, der to succeed you must step
Claasme of 1979 and 1980 trip to the Thanksgiving at 2 p.m., at 14-15 St. and 1st presented by A Leap of Faith out on faith."
will meet Sat., Oct. 19 at 3 Day classic in Montgomery, Ave. Call 678-462-9794. U Alabama, State Foundation, is the brainchild of "There will be dancing, sing-
p.m. at Arcola Lakes Library, Alabama on Nov. 26-29. Call University Miami Alumni M. Denise Lee, 42, who is the ing, skits and poetry with
8240 NW 7th Ave. Call 786- 305-439-4319. I The Miami Alumni Chapter meets every second executive producer and coordi- performers as young as 14 and
399-4726, Chapter Tennessee State Saturday at noon at Piccadilly nator of the show. Performers as old as they are able to do
1 American Workforce Is University meets every restaurant in Palm Springs include: Angie Griffin, Valencia their thing," she said.
Miami Gardens hosting a trip for fantasy fest third Sat., 9 a.m at Plccadilly Mall In HIaleah. All alumni are Brown, Dre Marshal and But- The ong Show opens at 8
Commission for Women in Key West. Call 305-308- Restaurant In Hlaleah. encouraged to attend. Call t erfly. Special invited guests pm For information call 404-
will be hosting a free health 4294. Call 954-435-5391. 305 651-4319. terfly. Special invited guests p.m. For information call 404-
include: Eric Knowles and 207-7695.
6C THE MIAMI TIMES, OCOTBER 16-22, 2013 THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER
School districts want tighter rein on charters
By Karen Yi ters no longer bring a "unique ter School in Lauderdale Lakes,
..... strategy" to the district or meet which abruptly closed its doors
Charter schools are designed r o th 4 any specific community need. on 160 students in April. This
to be free to innovate, but dis- "It's time for Us to exercise year, the district had no choice
trict officials and many common sense and make sure but to approve Ivy's application
charter school leaders say we protect our children," said to open an academy for middle
that freedom from regulation Runcie, who recently was co- and high school students.
has gone too far. s t chairman of a meeting of pub- "We saw a history that should
It is time to put in stricter lic school and charter school have given us the right to deny
standards, they say. In the past T Oas a leaders in Fort Lauderdale. The the application, but we couldn't
month, the Broward and Palm group will issue recommenda- because of criteria in state stat-
Beach school districts each tions for lawmakers to consider. ute," said Leslie Brown, chief of
shut down a charter one for "Our intent was always to as- portfolio services for Broward
having no home, one for losing sist in the district and not be schools.
a student. A total of 10 charters competitive," said Haag. "It's Ivy Academy struggled to find
have closed in Broward since time to start the next transfor- permanent space, moving from
last year, and another five have mation in the movement." the Signature Grand in Davie
closed in Palm Beach County. Charter schools are run by to several churches and offices
When charters shut down, independent companies but in Fort Lauderdale. District of-
surrounding public schools financed through public tax ficials scrambled to chase down
must absorb the students. But dollars based on student en- the school and often had no
teachers are left on their own rollment. Applicants must clue where the students were.
not guaranteed a job with state the school's mission, cur- Palm Beach County had a
the district or a paycheck if the riculum details and a financial similar problem.
charter is in the red. School Charter schools are run by independent companies but financed through public tax dol- planbut not past educational iGeneration Academy in West
districts, too, can suffer as it's experience. And even if the Palm Beach was terminated
hard for them to recoup state lars based on student enrollment- forms are properly filled out, it last month after a student went
funding from shuttered char- at any time." ilar programs But now school are 48 charters and 31 addi- doesn't mean the applicant can missing for a few hours dur-
ters. School boards have litle au- officials are calling for more tional applicatins. actually run a school. ing one of the daily field trips
"It's gotten out of control," thority to deny a charter if it control over where, when and Although both districts have "The way it is now, we au- the school forced them to take.
said Robert Haag, president of meets basic application guide- which charter schools pop up. several A-rated, highly regard- thorize them, but the reality is The charter opened two weeks
the Florida Consortium of Pub- lines even if it has been In Broward, there are 98 ex- ed charter schools, newer ones it's more of a transaction than late and sent students to mu-
lic Charter Schools. "We never terminated before or wants to isting charter schools and ap- are proving problematic. anything else," said Runcie. seums or libraries, because the
thought that charter schools open blocks away from a high- plications for 40 more this year. Broward Superintendent Ivy Schools II Inc., for exam- school's facility did not have
would open up anywhere,. performing school offering sim- In Palm Beach County, there Robert Runcie said many char- ple, ran Next Generation Char- enough classroom space.
UF now offers major in
African American studies
Degree finally being offered after
By Ashley Montgomery and were all rejected.
email@example.com After the Brown v. Board of!
Education Supreme Court de-
Just as Sam Cooke belted cision, UF's first Black student
out in his 1964 single, "A was finally allowed to-register
Change is Gonna Come," for classes in September 1958.
from the looks of things in UF's African-American
Gainesville indeed it has. studies major offers classes in
Building on the 44 year-old Black politics, urban politics
program, the University of and key issues in Black Atlan-
Florida [UF] now offers an Afri- tic thought.
can-American studies major. "We encourage many of the
"Personally, this means a students in this major to go on
lot to me because we'll be able to graduate and law school,"
to serve a lot of students and Austin said. "Students in FR E CA R
prepare them for careers," said this program go on to pursue
Sharon Wright Austin, director teaching careers or even work- fe at- af f k
is appearance, the haswdldtof Middle and High Schlad stcheaft 991=91M
of African-American studies at ing in government service." 4r 1 11
UF. The program started in 1969 hD e-
According to the UF official and enrolled its first students
website, before 1958, a state during the fall 1970 semester. A yo s l consdor fr f m W cho ~oset LINCOMA
law in Florida banned Black After many years of efforts, "
attendance at public universi- the university now has a Black e'p f to saot iueel
ties, graduate and professional student enrollment of just A very ligible st 1deab.
programs. Between 1948 and under 10 percent and a Black
'58, 85 Black students applied faculty presence of less than BRIN TAPP fam ift W p oIwa.. ..f t O u- d 4a aft checko w C to f W
for admission to all levels of UF five percent. ot tathjWs S-ci ScILWity CnR Wa Cfti t~ PhtD the l ir
Students voicing their thoughts on policies
Olympic gold medalist talks
'keeping sports clean'
speak at all kinds of events, titled, "Healthy Living."
son Felix, also madeappear-rn-
including the Essence Music Felix said that she has a
Festival. passion for youth and is dedi-
While appearing on The Ed cated to improving the qual-
Show, he talked about his ap- ity of education received in
pearance at Education Nation urban schools. Her platform
and talked about how much also includes increasing funds
he was grateful to have helped for physical fitness and bring-
his school stay open. Johnson ing related activities back into
said that without him speak- classrooms. She says without
ing up his school wouldn't school sports, she never would
have received iPads for educa- have discovered her athletic
tional use. talents.
Moreover, he said that since Felix has even gotten the at-
his appearance, he has wit- tention of First lady Michelle
nessed an increasing number Obama who is also a major
of youth standing up and de- advocate for education and U
manding more resources for health and was recently invit-
public schools. Johnson has ed to join Obama's Let's Move
definitely started conversa- campaign which addresses
tion, not only in Chicago but childhood obesity.
The Miami Times
SECTION D MIAMI, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 16-22, 2013
WALMART PLAN GETS OK
will benefit Little
$250,ooo to NFTE
Organization teaches low-in-
A come youth entreprenuership CoMBS
I f A. S..rn t SUmgodh
Social Security a d military Sean 'Diddy' Combs may have come from humble
S e ft i Harlem roots, but that did not stand in the way of his
~ould e et_ pi n the beegrowinge an estimated personal fortune of $580 million,
according to Forbes magazine. Now giving back to inner -hoto: NFTE
city youths with similar entrepreneurial dreams, the All-star entrepreneur and entertainment mogul Sean "Diddy"
media mogul has donated $250,000 to an organization Combs attended the NFTE Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in
that helps low income children learn the brass tacks of COnb wttended he E Y th Entrepeneurship hallen in
business. New York where he presented a check for $250,000 to the orga-
Last Thursday at the Times Center in New York City, nization which works to empower kids through entrepreneurship
Please turn to NITP 8D education.
By a Ernt shutdownbg s t 4 ripple effect Many small businesses are
throughout the economy as also government contractors;
The last government shut many federal services come therefore, they will feel the
down lasted 21 days from De- to a grinding halt. One such impact from delayed loans and
cember 15, 1995 to January service is the U.S. Small work stoppage.
6, 1996. This was the longest Business Administration, Representative Donald
government shutdown to date. also known as the SBA. The Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) who serves
Fast forward to today. An- SBA provides loans and many on the Small Business Cornm-
other government shutdown, Black businesses access these mittee in Congress said small
but this time is different. The loans and other services. Just businesses are very concerned
economy is just rebounding earlier this year the SBA busi- about a shutdown. "The shut-
from the financial crisis and ness loans budget was cut by down could reverse work be-
the Great Recession which 5 percent, or by $24 million, ing done to improve access
decimated the economy. A from the sequester. DONALD PAYNE, JR. Please turn to SHUTDOWN 8D
Credit CARD Act saves consumers billions boost economy
By Churlen Crow declined by two percentage CFPB fout d that fees. Additionally, estimate, based on an analy- University of Singapore.
NNPA Columnist points between 2008 and in two specific areas, late fees have also sis of more than 150 million Either way, the effects of
2012, with borrowers saving America's consumers dropped by $1.5 credit card accounts, showed this. key regulatory reform are
With 71 percent of con- $4 billion in fees that would have already saved billion and on aver- a drop in costs of more than welcome financial relief news
sumers having at least one have been charged if not for $2.5 billion in over- age dropped in cost 10 percent for consumers with for consumers.
credit card, new research the new law. limit fees that have by $6 since the law the lowest FICO scores and Signed into law in May
findings from two different "The CARD Act was passed mostly disappeared. took effect, an annualized reduction in 2009, the Credit CARD Act
sources show that the Credit with the specific goal of mak- Before the law took A related work- borrowing costs of 2.8 percent sought to establish fair and
CARD Act, enacted in 2009, ing the credit card market effect, these fees were ing paper released on average daily balances. transparent practices in the
is working. The only differ- fairer and more transparent assessed each time a days earlier by the This report was developed credit card market. It in-
ence between the reports is for consumers," said Richard transaction exceeded National Bureau jointly by the Office of the cluded specific protections
just how much conisumers are Cordray, CFPB Director. "Con- approved credit limits,. of Economic Re- Comptroller of the Currency for consumers under the age
benefitting sumers need access to credit; The law now limits fees to search estimates that the law and academicians from the of 21. They now must demon-
According to the Consumer we simply want to ensure that only once in a single bill- has performed even better, University of Chicago Booth strate an independent ability
Financial Protection Bureau they have responsible access ing cycle but also requires saving consumers an estimat- School of Business, New York to repay the debt or secure an
(CFPB), the total cost of credit to credit." customers to opt-in to the ed $20.8 billion per year. This University, and the National Please turn to CARD SD
( 8 THE MIAMI TIMES. OCTOBER 16-22, 2013 TlHE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER
If U.S. defaults, what happens to High cut
Miami Times staff report Due to production problems, going to be harder to counter-
Supplemental Security Income? .. .
Sl1Tm'T en1tDl Secu ity7tp the rnt ta for more than' two and a half, Of course, Be n Frank-
By Mark Miller month? The answer is yes It was designed to be a "pay as er t wee l s stll o the t ad
but only if the Obama admin- you go" program, with taxes all ab the Be i a R sr several printing mbl slhaps that Philadelphia's. Ind8
President Barack Obama istration insists on making on today's workers funding beg
warned last week that Social Social Security a pawn in current payouts to retired and ink or unwanted creases. in Lbety
Security benefits might not go the debt ceiling battle. And disabled workers and their ei in T'ir t bill i. lc an l wit
out "on time" if Congress does that's a move it has no busi- dependents. Those funds can't eati e hewit
not raise the debt ceiling. ness making. Social Security be used for anything other degned to deter the efr tip on te
Should seniors and disabled is a stand-alone program with than benefits. Social Security of hL eli" ithenrtt
American really be worried its own dedicated revenue currently has a surplus of
about their benefits if the stream: Workers and em- $2.7 trillion. This year it is on mnt shudown and w able the most cmmonlouter- the urea
U.S. government runs out of ployers pay a combined 12.4 -track to take in $38.8 billion t9o re the tim ofted bill of t al Tis cn th
borrowing capacity later this percent of employees' payroll. Please turn to CHECK 9D oe or veruio more ve cpe ne
Sean Combs helps young entrepreneurs Will Black businesses survive?
NFTE could do something positive," nalists in a national business The music producer and SHUTDOWN pressure on revenue of dollars. Perry said
continued from 7D said Combs, the founder competition, branding expert was on hand continued from 7D ending o rtu- her firma on ac
of Bad Boy Entertainment. The 2013 NFTE Nation- to personally mentor NFTE to capital." Redmon said due to $9 million in reve-
Combs presented a "Being able to have a certain al Youth Entrepreneurship participants and nurture He warned a shut- diligence by banks, nue from federal con-
$250,000 check to the Net- amount of economic power, Challenge included 39 stu- their business ideas at the down will prevent especially for small tracts by year-end.
work for Teaching Entrepre- to me, gives you the opportu- dents representing 35 dif- benefit. some small business- businesses, have be- She estimated about
neurship (NFTE), an inter- nity to help people and sup- ferent businesses. Winners "I wish I had a. NFTE when s, which are already come more thorough. 80 percent of this rev-
national non-profit dedicated port great causes. NFTE is a Toheeb Okenla and Jesus I started.' That could really struggling, from get- "They say let me see enue is at risk.
to teaching underprivileged great cause. Fernandez won the $25,000 have showed me the impor- ting their businesses the contract, details of She cautioned a
young people to think like Combs did not merely stop first prize for their idea, T&J tance of combining what Ioff the ground, the contract, scenario shutdown will be
entrepreneurs. by and drop off some cash. Soccer, which produces a learned in school, and then "Black businesses analysis. painful and have re-
Combs gives back to com- Before the gala the rap- special sports sock contain- applying that to my street are impacted at a It has really put a sidual issues for ev-
munity per and clothing impresario ing pockets for shin protec- smarts," Combs said of work- higher number than damper on funding," eryone.
"I'm definitely proud that I spoke in depth with NFTE fi- tors. ing with the group. the general popula- she explained. "This may force
tion," he explained. A shutdown may small, small business
W hich programs are at risk if U.S. defaults? iA shutdown puts cost her firm millions outofbusiness."
CREDIT routine operations. easier said than done, tems at agencies such said Bell, a former staff
continued from 7D President Obama Bell said. as Social Security that director of the Senate
rejected that idea in a The government pro- are actually spending Budget Committee.
have enough cash to press conference Tues- ceases 3 million to 5 the money. It would also mean a
make a $6 billion in- day. million checks each Deciding to make conscious decision to
terest payment due on "We've got a lot of day, he said. Nearly some payments and skip Social Security
Oct. 31, but the $43 other obligations" in all of them are pro- withhold others would and veterans benefits MIAMI-DADE EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY
billion of Social Se- addition to making duced by machine, require on-the-fly re- or not pay soldiers and
curity and Medicare interest payments, or the payments are programming of in- workers, he added. REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)
payments due the next Obama said, citing se- made electronically, as formation systems "They're not the most
day, plus billions for nior citizens and veter- computers at Treasury throughout the gov- up-to-date computers MDX PROCUREMENTICONTRACT NO.: RFQ-4-02
Supplemental Security ans counting on their communicate with sys- ernment within days, in the world," Bell said. MDX WORK PROGRAM NO(S).:
Income payments and benefits checks and
payroll for soldiers and to companies that do 83625.050. 83631.050. 30036.050
government workers, business with the gov- MDX PROJECTISERVICE TITLE: CONSTRUCTION
said Steve Bell, direc- true is if the markets C-4 CANAL BAN IMPROVEMENT BELEN PHASEORSR83 EXTENSION -WESTBOUND ACCESS
said SteveBeisift markets REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000603. ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION CE& SERVICES
tor of economic studies are seeing that we're 11 A O FOR SR 836 EXTENSION WESTBOUND ACCESS
at the BPC. not paying all our bills RAMP. SR 836 INFRASTRUCTURE MODIFICATIONS
The Treasury is ex- on time that will affect The Procurement Buru of the South Florida Water Management District FOR OPEN ROAD TOLNG WEST SECTION). AND SR
pected to have about our creditworthiness
30 bon has on u i opas (SFWMD), B-1 Building. 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 836 OVERHEAD SIGN STRUCTURE COATING
hand Oct. 17 the date being pad on time ee e 33406. will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on November
Treasury has said the said. 15, 2013 for the C-4 Canal Bank Improvement Belen Phase 2. Miami Dade The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority ("MDX" or "Author% ), requires the
debt ceiling is likely to A strategy of making County, FL services of a qualified Consultant to provide Construction Engineering and
be reached. only interest payments Inspection (CE&I) Services for SR 836 Extension Westbound Access Ramp,
"A number of large would be short-lived An Optional Pr-Bd Conference will be held on October 24,2013 at 9:00 SR 836 Infrastructure Modifications for Open Road Tolling (West Section),
payments totaling anyway, said Moody's AM, at SFWMD Miami Field Station, 9001 NW 58" St. Miami. FL 33178. and SR 836 Overhead Sign Structure Coating. For a copy of the RFQ with
about $60 billion are Analytics chief econo- For directions cal (305) 513-3420. A site visit will immediately follow. information on the Scope of Services, Pre-qualification and submittal require-
due Nov. 1, and it ap- mist Mark Zandi. ments, please logon to MDX's Website: www.mdxwa.com to download the
pears very unlikely Even if the govern- All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respon- documents under "Doing Business with MDX: Vendor Login", or call MDX's
the Treasury would ment made its Nov. 1 dents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the SFWMD West Palm Procurement Department at 305-637-3277 for assistance. MNote In order to
be able to make all payments, a $29 bil- Beach office; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www. download any MDX solicitation, you must first be registered as a Vendor with
the payments sched- lion interest payment sfwmd.gov; or (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend MDX. This can only be facilitated through MDX's Website: www.mdxway.com
uled for that day ab- due Nov. 15 looms af- the bid opening. Further Informatioon t he status of this solicitation under "Doing Business with MDX: Vendor Registration". A Non-Mandatory
sent an increase in the ter it, Zandi said. In- can be obtained on our web slte www.sfwmd.gov. Pre-Proposal Conference is scheduled for October 21, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.
debt ceiling," Goldman eluding that payment. The deadline for submitting a Proposal is November 12, 2013 by 2:00 P.M.
economists Alec Phil- Washington is likely to Eastern Time.
lips and Kris Dawsey have a cash shortfall of CITY OF MIAMI. FLORIDA
wrote over the week- $60 billion to $70 bil-
end. lion from Oct. 17 until CITY OF MIAMI. FLORIDA
In recent days, op- Nov. 15, he said. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ponents of raising the "If they don't priori- NOTICE OF PUBLC HEARING
debt ceiling have ar- tize payments, there's ANY PERSON WHO RECEIVES COMPENSATION, REMUNERATION OR
gued that the nation no way they make that EXPENSES FOR CONDUCTING LOBBYING ACTIVITIES IS REQUIRED TO ANY PERSON WHO RECEIVES COMPENSATION, REMUNERATION OR
can avoid a default by payment on time," REGISTER AS A LOBBYIST WITH THE CITY CLERK PRIOR TO ENGAG- EXPENSES FOR CONDUCTING LOBBYING ACTIVITIES IS REQUIRED TO
paying interest on the Zandi said. ING IN LOBBYING ACTIVITIES BEFORE CITY STAFF, BOARDS AND COM- REGISTER AS A LOBBYIST WITH THE CITY CLERK PRIOR TO ENGAG-
debt before the govern- But "prioritization," MITTEES OR THE CITY COMMISSION. A COPY OF THE APPLICABLE ING IN LOBBYING ACTIVITIES BEFORE CITY STAFF, BOARDS AND COM-
ment pays for entitle- Washington's newest ORDINANCE IS AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK (MIAMI MITTEES OR THE CITY COMMISSION. A COPY OF THE APPLICABLE
ment spending and buzzword, is much CITY HALL), LOCATED AT 3500 PAN AMERICAN DRIVE, MIAMI, FLORIDA, ORDINANCE IS AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK (MIAMI
33133. CITY HALL), LOCATED AT 3500 PAN AMERICAN DRIVE, MIAMI, FLORIDA,
CARD anct a hit AT THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF 33133.
MIAMI, FLORIDA, TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 24, 2013, AT 9:00 A.M., IN ITS AT THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
CARD count is opened. Some CHAMBERS AT CITY HALL, 3500 PAN AMERICAN DRIVE, THE MIAMI CITY MIAMI, FLORIDA, TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 24, 2013, AT 9:00 A.M., IN ITS
continued from 7D cards include what is COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEM RELATED TO THE CHAMBERS AT CITY HALL, 3500 PAN AMERICAN DRIVE, THE MIAMI CITY
known as harvester REGULAR AGENDA: COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEM RELATED TO THE
adult co-signer. Since fees have high upfront A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION, WITH AT- REGULAR AGENDA:
enactment of the costs, e.g. application TACHMENTS, ACCEPTING THE PLAT ENTITLED "MIAMI HEIGHTS I A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION, WITH AT-
CARD Act, credit card fees, and low lifnits. SEWER PUMP STATION", A SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MI- TACHMENTS, ACCEPTING THE PLAT ENTITLED "GRAPELAND
holders under 21 have As a result, the initial AMI, SUBJECT TO ALL OF THE CONDITIONS OF THE PLAT AND SFEFCU", A REPLAT IN THE CITY OF MIAMI, SUBJECT TO ALL
dropped by half. fees absorb much of STREET COMMITTEE AND THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN OF THE CONDITIONS OF THE PLAT AND STREET COMMITTEE
Even so, the CFPB the card's credit limit. CITY CODE SECTION 55-8, AND ACCEPTING THE DEDICATIONS AND THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN CITY CODE SECTION 55-
finds problem areas Currently not covered SHOWN ON SAID PLAT, LOCATED BETWEEN SW 3 AVENUE AND 8, AND ACCEPTING THE DEDICATIONS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT,
remain despite these by the CARD Act, CF- 1-95, NORTH AND SOUTH OF SW 11 STREET; AUTHORIZING LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF SW 27 AVENUE BETWEEN SW
provisions and cus- PB's review of these AND DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EX- I 23 STREET AND SW 23 TERRACE; AUTHORIZING AND DIRECT-
tomer savings. Further charges will determine ECUTE SAID PLAT; AND PROVIDING FOR THE RECORDATION OF ING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE SAID
and greater regulatory whether it should take SAID PLAT IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, PLAT; AND PROVIDING FOR THE RECORDATION OF SAID PLAT
examination may be action under its au- FLORIDA. IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Take the case of Other areas of con- Copies of the proposed Resolution are available for review at the Public Works Copies of the proposed Resolution are available for review at the Public Works
mailings that offer low cern for the Bureau Department, Survey and Land Records Section of the Construction Division, Department, Survey and Land Records Section of the Construction Division,
and no interest to fi- include credit card re- located at 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 4th Floor, during regular working hours. Phone located at 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 4th Floor, during regular working hours. Phone
nance purchases for a wards programs, add- 305-416-1232. 305-416-1232.
specific period of time on products, online
are known in the in- disclosures, and grace The Miami City Commission requests all interested parties be present or rep- The Miami City Commission requests all interested parties be present or rep-
dustry as deferred in- .periods the time be- resented at this meeting and are invited to express their views, resented at this meeting and are invited to express their views.
terest products. While tween the end of a bill-
the offers may appear ing cycle and when a Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with
tempting, it is not balance is due. respect to any matter considered at this meeting, that person shall ensure that respect to any matter considered at this meeting, that person shall ensure that
widely understood by When consumers a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, including all testimony and evi- a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including all testimony and evi-
consumers that if the understand the terms dence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105). dence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105).
balance is not paid in and responsibilities in-
full by the designated curred through credit, In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need- In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
date, interest will be they are better able to ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
charged and assessed comparison shop for Office of the City Clerk no later than two (2) business days prior to the proceed- Office of the City Clerk no later than two (2) business days prior to the proceed-
retroactively to the the best product. More Ing at (305) 250-5361 (Voice), or at (305) 250-5472 TTY no later than three (3) Ing at (305) 250-5361 (Voice), or at (305) 250-5472 TTY no later than three (3)
transaction date. importantly, no con- business days prior to the proceeding, business days prior to the proceeding.
Similarly, CFPB will sumer wants to feel
closely monitor fees snookered by a deal #19379 Todd B. Hannon #19381 Todd B. Hannon
assessed before an ac- gone bad. City Clerk City Clerk
THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER 9D THE MIAMI TIMES, OCOTBER 16-22, 2015
Poorest nations can't afford U.S. debt default
Effect could devastate that failing to raise theoretical impact. It's etary Fund on Tues- extended period of anthropology, he co-
the debt limit would very real." day on the world time. founded Partners in
emerging economies, have catastrophic eco- In August 2011, economic outlook Kim, 53, born in Ko- Health, which delivers
nomic repercussions. when the debt ceil- warned that risks to rea, immigrated to the medical services in
World Bank chief says "Please consider ing was raised only at the global economy United States with his the developing world,
politics beyond the the last minute, the were building, includ- family when he was 5 and served as presi-
y Sun n IPage could unnerve stock Beltway, politics be- impact on developing ing potential damage years old and grew up dent of Dartmouth
markets and increase yond your own dis- countries was sub- from the U.S. partial in Muscatine, Iowa. College before taking
WASHINGTON borrowing costs for tricts," Kim said. stantial and persisted government shutdown With a medical degree over the World Bank
The president of the developing countries. "Really think about for months, he said. if it continues for an and a doctorate in last year.
World Bank warned "Te notion that get- the impact that inac- "Right now, emerging
Tuesday that congres- ting close to the 17th tion can have on poor Jim Yong Kim is economies and devel-
sional maneuvering and then in the final mothers in Africa, president of the oping countries car't
over raising the debt minute doing some- trying to feed their World Bank afford another set of P
limit could have dire thing heroically, that children. It will re- headwinds in their
consequences for the will have an impact," ally have an impact and women trying to effort to try to grow The Public Is advised that the North Central Dade Muicpal Adviory Comittee (MAC) will
global economy and he said in an interview on those mothers. create businesses in their economies." be holding a ng on Thaday, Octber 17,2013 at0 PMat O taieChmney Pltk,7090
the world's poorest with the weekly video It will have an im- the Middle East. This A report from the NW 22 APKNu Mia, L 33147.
people. newsmaker series at pact on young men is real. This is not a International Mon- The MAC will be evaluating the potential Incrporaton of the area Into a separate municipalty; t
The effects of a World Bank headquar- will aso be meeting with staff to discuss the County's concerns regarding any adverse Impact to
default would be ters, where its annual the remaining unincorporated municipal service area or other regional municipal-type services
"really severe," Jim meetings are being that could occur due to any such Incorporation. The MAC will atso be discussing potental
Yong Kim told USA held this week. He is- Increases or reductions In taxes and service levels for the proposed area were it to incorporate.
TODAY's Capital sued a plea for mem- The MAC area Is generally bounded as follows:
Download, but even bers of Congress who
a period of uncer- are now debating what r
tainty as the Treasury to do. Some Republi- City Of Miami ,
Department's Oct. 17 can lawmakers have Notice of Bid Solicitation
deadline approaches expressed skepticism ITB No.: 13-14-003
Tide: Lummus Park Landing Street Project Segment 2
Midtown gets Wal-Mart 8""--3
Bids Due Date: November 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
WALMART "We have met with There wil be HQ PRE-BID CONFERENCE for this Project
continued from 7D several community
Sleaders, groups and For detailed Information, please viit our Capital Improvements Program
the board with factual nonprofits from the webpage at: wwwLmiwmi. eomicaolkmi m eiProcur. MI MM ClaM ofOp LYcks and No lta
citations they still were surrounding neighbor- me tO nnor-.t k ui ...tNlt- IM l OUi Y WS4 St.
unable to win the votes hoods, inc ding Over- M"a BiU# ARY Ir -lnar tee95 d at dMy tof M
of those on the panel. town, in order to seek THIS SOUCITATION IS SUBJECT TO THE "CONE OF SILENCE" IN AC- 6IML ClIes of lifBlh and Ope Lock
Miamis Planning & their support for the CORDANCE WTH SECTION 18-74 OF THE CITY CODE. The public is itl tohawe its thoughts on incXrporatiothe posed boundares,sices it
Zoning Appeals Board store and to hear their whal se eyaandanyadd nfonmatn htmayaassthe MACin Is
denied the a 6-4. concernsa he said. DP No.: 13619 Johnny Martinez, P.E., City Manager
A spokesman fr Wertz stresses the
Wal-Mart, Bill Wertz, importance of adding
says that they are ex- this additional store to
cited about the approv- the Midtown area.ITY O MIANL FLORIDN
al for the store and are There will be over
anxius to move for- 350 jobs added and NOTICE OF PUB C HEARING Nice bygin of the folttoing m andmlace c
ward. The megasto affordae prices on leber 5, 2013 MaI-Dade County Special Eecton. These cges have been made by
would be bui betwee fresh produce that will ANY PERSON WHO RECEIVES COMPENSATION, REMUNERATION OR the Supervor of Electtons pursuant to Section 101.71, Florda Statutes.
NE 29th and 31st become available to EXPENSES FOR CONDUCTING LOBBYING ACTIVITIES IS REQUIRED TO
streets and Midtown the whole commult REGISTER AS A LOBBYIST WITH THE CITY CLERK PRIOR TO ENGAG- s E S
Boulevard and North which inchudes Over- ING IN LOBBYING ACTIVITIES BEFORE CITY STAFF, BOARDS AND COM-
Miami Avenue. town, Little Haiti and MITTEES OR THE CITY COMMISSION. A COPY OF THE APPLICABLE
Wertz said that Wal- Allapattah, he said. ORDINANCE IS AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK (MIAMI 016 h asu s Shoo
mart has invested Currently there are CITY HALL), LOCATED AT 3500 PAN AMERICAN DRIVE, MIAMI, FLORIDA, 7540 E Teasureve
many man hours in to residents who take the 33133. 03609 Miai Beach Polce Aletic League
revising their proposal bus 22 miles because 999-11thStreet
which was first sub- it is the closest store AT THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF Fuftord Eementary School
tted last year to them. Now residents MIAMI, FLORIDA, TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 24, 2013 AT 9:00 A.M., IN ITS 126 16140 NE 18h Avenue
Among the com- will be able to simply CHAMBERS AT CITY HALL, 3500 PAN AMERICAN DRIVE, THE MIAMI CITY North Miami Jaycees
plaints lodged by Stern cross the street. COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEM RELATED TO THE 152/178 N12100 Die Hwy.
are: there are too many Wertz noted that REGULARAGENDAwy.
loading bays; an alley Wal-Mart's U.S. work- Mam-Dade County Fair & Expo. Center
that is too long; and force is about 1.3 mil- A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION, WITH AT- 417458 10901 SW 24th Street
the upper-levels of the lion asociates, inchld- TACHMENTS, ACCEPTING THE PLAT ENTITLED ROCKERMAN MiDade C & Ex.
three-story proposal ing morethano80,000 HEIGHTS REPLAT. A REPLAT AND A SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY 418 M10901 Sm 24air&E t
aren't set far back female asociates and OF MIAMI, SUBJECT TO ALL OF THE CONDIONS OF THE PLAT 0901SW24th Sreet
enough. more than 255,000 AND STREET COMMITTEE AND THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN 420 Coral Park ementary School
Blak associate. CITY CODE SECTION 55-8, AND ACCEPTING THE DEDICATIONS 1225 SW 97th Avenue
WA. MARTS SAYS Thurday, Mi- SHOWN ON SAID PLAT, LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEASTERLY END Sylvania Heih Bementary School
JOBS WiLL BE ami Gardens Palmetto OF ROCKERMAN ROAD; ACCEPTING THE COVENANT TO RUN 5901 SW 16th Steet
PLENTIFUL Gardens -Plaza signed WITH THE LAND POSTPONING THE IMMEDIATE CONSTRUC- Mm etonal
Wertz said that he a lease that will bring TION OF CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS UNTIL REQUIRED BY THE 509 tAvenue
has hihopes th a Walma n hbor- DEPARTMENT OF PUBUC WORKS; AUTHORIZING AND DIRECT-
this isg th e word hood a markt to their ING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE SAID 510 Miami lntmlonal Unks/Meeese CounryClub
because this steore oo Unlike t thei PLAT; AND PROVIDING FOR THE RECORDATION OF SAID PLAT 101802NW 37t1hAvenue
means alot tothe com- supercenters already IN THE PUBUC RECORDS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Miami Jackson Sr. High School
munity, particular in located in Miami Gar- Copies of the proposed Resolution are available for review at the Public Works 1751NW36thStreet-
the way of job opportu- dens, this particular Department, Survey and Land Records Section of the Construction Division, 529 Jose De Dego Middle School
nities. store will be one quar- located at 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 4th Floor, during regular working hours. Phone 3100 NW 5th Avenue _
305-416-1232. Bltmore Hotel
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Wi SSI benefits end? 10n
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CHECK U.S. government, and resented at this meeting and are invited to express their views. 745783 10775 SW 104th Street
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when the Treasury has Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with 75790 Un enter of Mami
more in revenue than the power to issue debt respect to any matter considered at this meeting, that person shall ensure that 16320 SW 147th Avenue
it will pay out, accord- to fund Social Securi- a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including all testimony and evi- 819 PeiTne-Peters UTD Methodist Church
ing to the forecast of y's bond redemptions. dence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105). 18301 S. Diie Hwy.
the program's trust- Even if the govern-
ees. These funds sit in ment hits the debt In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
something called the ceiling, there's a viable ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
Social Security Trust option for keeping So- Office of the City Clerk no later than two (2) business days prior to the proceed- 119 Gertrude K. Edelman/Sabal Palm Elementary School
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.The special-issue flowing without affect- business days prior to the proceeding Edison Neighborhood Center
Treasury notes are ing the federal debts 162 150 NW 79th Street
backed by the full situation in any mean- #19380 Todd B. Hannon John F Kennedy Ubrary
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S10D THE MIAMI TIMES, OCTOBER 16-22, 2013 THI NATION'S 4# BLACK NEWSPAPER
FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 15 21, 2013
CIAA o A m MEAC An C. SIAC "rsco:::ew SWAC AT O" F INDEPENDENTS
Dv A O ALL D ALL D ALL W L
VrniaUnlon 2 1 2 4 BthunCookman 2 0 5 1 CAtlata 1 2 3 Alabma Stale 5 1 5 2 Texa College 1 4
Elliabeth City State 1 2 1 5 ODelawareState 2 1 2 4 M ue 0 1 Alcom2Stle 3 1 5 2 Mo 1 4
Bowle Stel 0 3 2 4 NorfolkState 2 1 2 4 Beneds 0 1 2 4 AlabanaA&M 2 3 2 5 (M
Uncoln 0 3 1 5 N. Carolina Central 1 1 3 3 WEST OM 1n Miss ValleySt. 1 3 1 5 La~ to1 4
SOUTH DVsovN Mo Sta 1 1 5 Tluskegen 1 0 5 1 WETOMSOT VaUPv.ofL rB 165
WM~loeasn tStale 3 0 5 1 FordaM 2 AM1 1 4 2 outhern 3 1 3 3 Cheyney 0 6
FayelevleState 21 33St*0
S ntAu stine's 2 1 3 3 Hampton I I 1 5 Lane 1 1 4 2 PrrieView AM 3 2 4 3 Sta 0 6
Johnson C.8mlh 2 2 4 2 NCA&TStoe 12 3 2 Mlhe0 0 2 3 TexasSouthem 1 4 1 5 EdwardWatem 0 7
Shw 1 2 33 Howard 03 1 6 Central State 00 4 00
LUvngstone 1 3 2 4 Savnahae 0' 3 1 6 Kentuckytate 0 1 4 2 .Plne B 0 4 0 6 PLAYERSOF THE WEEK
,G 1g Sate 0 4 0 70O OFFENSE
CMIA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK IAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Mk Wit, Jr., QB, LA ON 20 of 20
CL. B" Davis, srel.M MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK OFFENSE IWA AYEROF THE E 278 png yards, 2 TDo in over SW
W M NrtHold, Sr.,WR. CHOMN-7r, 100 OFFENSE Chide Rini r., GB, LANE .20 f 42,350 paing OFFENSE Asena
y*. I MD. Lab CIAA.t 1195mc. ye uper Pro. TIrt Cohen, Fr., RDN NC 22 cri, 100 yads,3TDo, 50 lng yads, 1 TO,1 30-i aniid Jerry Loielock., Sr.,QB, PRAIE VIEW -42 Tisn Broughton RS TEn MESSEE STATE- 26
Stilman Sports Photo QB IirolMl.pto,J ,QB oU-1 Ir T(220, yrIds,1TO(29),3cattdie. 9yai,1TD(, I ) To goaWNwinoverAMbnySat. 42.0,>er4odlig533ysfdi,4T (736,Oi,4), cori rI90yanisin overJaso le
d .2 o1 vs. JCSU. Inb IoHml @20.yr Dee FENSE InUdh TDob Inosme 10 Stte. MI Cyn, DEFENSE '
PUT UP OR JOSH STRAUGHN: SIAC o ausos A -2ceW 134 DEFENSE Edo Rawls, St, Do, KIJ 3 neoropu, ow in Jr.,, AS ALABAsFIck, r, TE.STATE -Hd
SHUT UP passing leader leads Still- I Na2 rT. SO DWT Md o- IW h2 $ yule, I (, 7) ". (' < I 4M E -S
man into batle with del- RO.conmOKI RO01E NEWCOMER L*B", Sr,8L, ALABAMA STATE ,17 kodr, ,PKESTE, T
TIME fending champTuskegee. ee, 4 L ., ,HA mON4 .a on RBsf, lsEOEE. iS o, Ni1s 0.k s
0ena0cas l Dermot S e ',Issr.ow 3 itw mi 10 0 ySo 3 To0 (12, 7) ti ow NCA ,T 75yWrOt,3TTo, 3 rw ontor63 d, I ,T,2 21 NEWCOMER.
0,8S W8 UBl, Apos y 8PECIAL TEAMS i 4puorpose yld, 4Too in win ow Mhousm. Qindus Topp ing Fr., OB, ALABAMA w
15 HOMECOMINGS ON THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE; PMA)*K0n a, S=, 104. 1 T2 omW, aMhe e o CULkOF ATUNA STTE 8T V Shwluamn m ..
CIAA & SIAC UNVEIL 2013-14 BASKETBALL PICKS ^R.awa, w .oa T c ne, Fr, PIOF ve CE SALCO NATE
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RcoES U1 3Homecomings signal home stretch
C State 44, NC Central L3 4an nSW Assembles of God 17
OK Panhnde Stale 41, Texas College 0
OCTOBER 12 Saint Augusties 21, Uvngstone 14 LUT WILIIAMS month of regular season play that ends on Nov. Also in the South, Livingstone (2-4, 1-3) is
AlabIma SL 48, Prairie Vew A&M 42. OT Shaw 44, Fayettvile State 34 BCSP Editor 9. Conference and division races will be decided at homecoming (1 p.m.) at Shaw (3-3, 1-2).
Alcom Stal48, G State 0 Southe 20. AlaboSnaA&M 17 20T In black college football terms, the middle over the next four weeks and if teams are going Virginia State's (5-1, 3-0) is the North Di-
Beshune-Cookmanr 27, Hod 6 SOiW 35, Benedict 21
Car alState 25, Miles 21 Tenn State 31. Jacstonvls State 15 of October is the time for homecomings and 15 to make a move towards winning a title, now's vision leader and the Trojans have their home-
Chowan 31. Bowie Stale 21 Tea Southem 41, Ark..Pie Buff 28 of the special games are on tap this week and an- the time. coming Saturday (2 p.m.) vs. division rival Bow-
ClarkAtlnta 56, Colge of Faith0 Tueege 54, Morehou 10 other 15 next week. A key battle in the SIAC West looms this le State (2-4,0-3). The game will be carried live
ConeaSe 21ma,Art Batit20 Vi tSa Sa 51, B sCity Stae 2 But mid-October is also a sort of home Saturday (I p.m.) as defending conference cham- on the CIAA TV Network
Delware State 14, No Stale 7 VWkgina Union 26. Uncoin (Pa) 21
FlorldaM 27, Sa ah Stae 14 Wshun 5i8, U* (MO)7 stretch for NCAA Div. ll teams who enter the last pion, current division leader and BCSP No. 6 Second place is also up for grabs in the North
Hapton 31, NCA&T26 Webberinn 49, Edward Walr 9 TIbskegee (5-1, 1-0 W) hosts Stillan (4-2, 1-1 as Chowan (3-3, 2-1) visits Virginia Union (2-
Jacldon Ste 26, Mss Vaey State 17 WeIsy 40, Vgni.yichg 0 mhr ml m W) in a match-up of the top two scoring teams in 4, 2-1) for homecoming (1 p.m.). Also, Lincoln
I Sats 7 ynsar9, WaW 44 Sn1 THUROAY, OCTOe7 the league. Stillman,currently tied with Lanefor (1-5, 0-3) is at homecoming at Elizabeth City
K m 35, Cheymy 19 Whsvbnom Stale 44. J. C. Smifh 17 TIPSIAY, OCTOMM 17
Washtnm v. Fot Valey Stae in Topea.tKS 6p second place in the division, is led by SIAC pass- State (1-5, 1-2).
SATURDAY, OCTOBER ing leader Josh Straughn (266.8 ypg., 10 TDs, 3 In the MEAC, BCSP No. 1 Bethune-Cook-
Nbau8na-K Isney vs. ncoln (MO) in KeWy.NE 1p ints.). Tuskegee features the league's second best man (5-1, 2-0) entertains Savannah State (1-6,
kTmmeeMrin v. Tennessee Stale in Mrin. TN p
Tudmgees. Slmanin sin Tuges S AL 1p ground attack (1963 ypg.). Stillman's only divi- 0-3) in an effort to.catch idle South Carolina
1. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (5-1) Downed Howrd. 27-6. NEXT: Hosng NCAT vs. Delw Sate In Ag Sladim Ip sion loss was a 28-27 decision to Lane two weeks State (5-2, 3-0) at the top of the league stand-
Savannah State. No Sale vs. Hlpton in NorolkVA Ip ago. Tuskegee beat Lane 42-14 on Sept 28. ings. North Carolina A&T (3-2, 1-2) tries to
2. TENNESSEE STATE (6-1) Defead Jacksonville Stat, 31-15 to n lp Also in the West, Lane (4-2, 1-1) has its end a two-game losing streak at home (1 p.m.)
2. TENNEsSEE sTATr (6-1) D albd Jdadonve SLate, 31-1G to WEVkiVL n ltCaleiCtmeln(WV)kihwln .WV lp
mov to 30 in OVC. NEXT At Ten~M..er Sa vs Wt-SLm Sain Raieh, 1:30p homecoming vs. Central State (1-5, 0-0) at 2 vs. Delaware State (2-4, 2-1). Hampton (1-5,
3. WNSTON-4ALE STATE (5-1) Big econd half at homncoming Lmgon s. TeasColge inLangeon.OK 2p p.m.. and Kentucky State (4-2,0-1) is at Miles' 1-1) is at Norfolk State (2-4,2-1) in their annual
owns JC Smith, 44-17. NEXT At SaintAugu es. Joon C. Semit vFayer s Stla in Ch rto. NC 2p (2-3,0-1) homecoming at 4 pm. backyard brawl, the Battle of the Bay (1 p.m.).
Bel een4. JACKSON STATE (5-2)S Narrowly gt by MDississppi -tB Be Sach FL 4p In the SIAC East, Morebouse (2-4, 0-) is Two MEAC homecomings are on tap with
17. NEXT. Grambng for hom-coming. Chgyney mel inV Cheyney.PA 1p at Albny State's (1-4, 00) homecoming while Morgan State (1-5, 1-1) at North Carolina
5. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (5-2) VWiped NC Central. 44-3 on Sw Sau.r Lwsin inDuwnh NC 1p Benedict (2-4, 0-1) has its homecoming vs. Central (3-3, 1-1) and Howard (1-5, 0-3) at
Thursday night NEX Idle. VgHiU Union vsChoan i Riend. VA 1p Clark-Atlanta (2-3, 1-1). Both games get under Florida A&M (2-4, 1-1), both at 2 p.m..
6.TUSKEEE(5-1)-Al overMohou. 10. NEX Host Smanm Soi(Pa) City. NC 130 way at 2 p.m. All four SWAC games this week are home-
7. ALABAMA STATE (5-2) Outored Pnatie Ve. 442 i OT. NE at vs. arkAtarA CobmJia SC 2p East Division leader Fort Valley State (2- comings.
kSt. Larwes Crn jaein JacksonTN 2p 4, 2-0) has an out-of-conference date Thursday BCSP No. 9 and West Division leader
8. ALCORN STATE (4-2) Hubed Grmblng 48-0. NEXT At TeTa Pre WViewA M vs. Mis VJi Se hn Prle Vi, TX 2p (6 p.m.) at undefeated Washburn (6-0), the 13th- Southern (3-3, 3-1) is at winless Arkansas-Pine
Southen's homecming. Hoalsed i T Ratse 2p ranked team nationally in the APCA NCAA Div. Bluff (0-6,0-4), winless Gramblng (0-7,0-4) is
NC Ciel MogW SWe n Dr tn.NC HSRN 2p I Coaches Poll. at East Division leader and BCSP No. 4 Jackson
9. SOUTHERN (3-3) Downed Alabma A&M. 20-17 NEX'r AtArkanc Aty Sat vs MohoG I Coaches Poll. at East Division lader and BCSP No.4 Jackson
Pine Bluts homecomig. AMranm-Pie Bu vi Southrn an Pie Blu AR 230p In the CIAA South, BCSP No. 3 and divi- State (5-2, 5-0), No. 8 Alcorn State (5-2,3-1) is
10. PRAIRIE VIEW ASM (4-3) Lost in OT to Alabmas State 4842. TV OAM sion leader Winston-Salem State (5-1, 3-0), at Texas Southern (1-5, 1-4) and Miss. Valley
NEXr H econ v Mis. VaSly Sate. Cma Du 123 n3 n nCT ranked 16th in he latest AFCA Div. I poll, is at State (1-5, 1-3) is at No. 10 Prarie View (4-3,
lTom Stnlm vs Allum Stn hHoainTXn(HC) 2P Saint Augustine's (3-3.2-1), cuently tied with 3-2).
bgires SisLo g S Boste Ste inb~k, VAHC) 2p Fayetteville State behind WSSU in the division BCSP No. 2 Tennessee State (6-1, 3-0
-Boi TV standings. FSU (3-3, 2-1) plays at Johnon C. OVC) hits the road to take on (1 pm.) Tennes-
BCSP NFL Mies.w AyLStaein ad.AlC) 4p Smith (4-2, 2-2) at 2 p.m. see-Martin (4-2, 2-1) in key OVC tilt.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BCSP Hoop Notes
2013-14 CIAA preseason basketball picks unveiled
HAMPTON, Va. -At the end of the Central Intereollegiate Athletic
Associadion annual fall meeting of coaches, administrators and student-
athletes in Charlotte, N.C. earlier this month, the 2013-14 Basketball Me-
dia Day was held with preseason all-conference players and the predicted
order of finish selected. Conisha Hicks Brandon Davey
Defending men's champion Bowle State and Winston-Salem State
were predicted as the men's basketball North and South division winners, 4. Bow St 4. Johnson C. Smith
respectively, and Elizabeth City State and defending women's champion 5. The ncoln 5. St. Augustine's
Shaw were predicted to win their divisions' women's championship. 6. Chowan 6. Livingstone
BREAKING FREE AND BREAKING OUT: Dallas Cow- The 2013 Preseason All-CIAA Team also was announced. Winston-
boys defensive lineman Jason Hatcher (97) sacks Wash- Salem State led the pack with two AII-CIAA players on the men's and Benedict, Clark Atlanta top SIAC hoop picks
ington quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) in Sunday night women's teams. ATLANTA-Two-time defending men's SIAC basketball champion
NFL game. Cowboys won 31-16 as Hatcher posted five CIAA Commissioner Jacqle Carpenter discussed the fact the con- Benedict and defending women's champion Clark Atlanta are preseason
solo tackles with two sacks and a forced fumble to earn this ference was now operating in the black and that $1.5 million in scholar- picks to repeat in voting by the respective men's and women's coaches as-
week's BCSP NFL Player of the Week honors. Hatcher now ships had been paid during the prior year. She also announced updates sociations.
has five sacks on the season the most in his NFL career, regarding the bid pocess to host future CIAA Basketball Championships. Despite head coach Fred Watson having to replace five starters, Bene-
H The 2014 CIAA Basketball Tournament, February 24 March I, is the diet was predicted to repeat as champions of the men's SIAC East Division
DEFENSE final year of the current contract. CIAA will issue a Request for Bids from and overall in the conference.
Jason Hatcher. DE, Dallas (8th year, Gram- cities throughout the region to host future tournaments, and a decision is Clark Atlanta, led by Preseason Player of the Year, guard Conisha
bllng) Five sole tackles, with two ladk, one currently expected around the first of the year. Hicks, was the unanimous pick to prevail on the women's side in both the
forced fumble and one assisted tackle in win over
ashington Sunday nig "On behalf of our staff, membership and student-athletes, we thank East Division and overall.
the city of Charlotte for being a gracious host since 2006," said Carpenter. Three-time AII-SIAC forward Brandon Davey of Fort Valley State
OTHERS ON DEFENSE "We look forward to another incredible season of basketball that will cul- was tabbed SIAC men's preseason player of the year.
Rashean Mathis, DB, Detroit (10th season Bethune-Cookman) minate in a tournament that showcases the CIAA's legacy of competition,
One solo tackle, one assist in win over Cleveland. sportsmanship and achievement on and off the court." 2013.2014 SIAC MEN'S
Kendall Langford, DE, Saint Louis (6th season, Hampton) Six The CIAA Basketball Season officially tips-off in November, with PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
solo tackles and two assists In win over Houston. East Division Wast Division
William Hayes, DE, Saint Louis (6th season, Winston-Salem Winston-Salem State's men's team taking on Duke Nov. 1 and the Win- 1. Benedict 1. Stillman
State) Two solo tackles in win over Houston. ston-Salem State women's team taking on North Carolina State on Nov. 3. 2. Morehouse 2. Tuskegee
Marquette Kind, P, Oakland (2nd season, Fort Valley State) 3. Paine 3. Kentucky State
Eight (8) punts for 45.3-yard average with a long of 64 and one MEN'S ALL-CIAA PRESEASON TEAM 4. Fort Valley State 4. LeMoyne-Owen
downed Inside the 20 In loss to Kansas City. Carlos Smith, Sr., F, BSU; Tyrrel Tate, Sr., F, FSU; Emllio Parks, Jr, F, JCSU; Der- 5. Albany State 5. Lane
Phllllp Adams, DB, Oakland (4th season, SC State) -Three punt rick Washington, Sr., O, LU; Jody Hill, 8r., 0, LIV; Mark Thomas, Sr., 0, LIV; Joel 8. Clalin 6. Miles
retums for 4-yard average. Kindred, Sr., 0, SAU; Curtles Hines, S., 0, SHAW; Chris Grier, Sr., G, VSU; Omar 7. Clark Atlanta
-Drayton Florence, CB, Carolina(11thseason, Tuskegee)-Three Briggs, Sr., F, VUU; Preston Ross, Sr., F, WSSU; Tyree Desmore, Sr., F, WSSU; 2013-2014 PRESEASON
solo tackles in win over Minnesota. ALL-81AC MEN'S BASKETBALL
Kenrlck Ellis, DT, NY Jets (4th season, Hampton) One solo WOMEN'S ALL-CIAA PRE8EASON TEAM Darrius Williams, Sr., F, MHC; Brandon Davey, Sr., F, FVSU; Javier McKinney, Sr.,
tackle, one assist in loss to Pittsburgh. Summer Curtis, Jr., C, CHOW; DaShera Boone, Jr., G, ECSU; Derricka Henry, Jr., G, TUS; Ulyssess Thomas III, Jr., G, KSU; Kedric Taylor, Jr., G, PAINE; Dwayne
Junior alette, DE, New Orleans (4th year, tillman)- One solo G., ECSU; Akysia Resper, Jr., G, ECSU; Kamlna Bunch, Sr., 0, JCSU; Cynthia John- Blngham, Sr., F, CAU; Austin Anderson, Jr., G, MHC; Brennan Reynard, So., G, BEN;
tackle, one assist in loss to New England. son, Sr., G, LIN; Porscha Walton, So, 0, SAU; Lamesha Deal, Sr., F, VUU; Ashle Jeremy Whitmore, Jr., 0, LANE; Jeffrey Wherry, Sr., G, STIL
Rafael Bush, DB, New Orans (3rd season, South Carolina Freeman, Jr., G, VUU; Melyse Brown, Jr., G/F, VUU; Dlonna Scott, Jr., G/F, WSSU-
Rfel Buh, DB, New Oea (3rd 8 Somalia McKenney, Jr,, F, WSSU 2013.2014 PRESEASON
State) Led Saints with 8 solo tackles and two assists In loss to PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
New England. MEN'S BASKETBALL PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH: East Division WEst Division
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartle, CB, Denver (6th season, Northern Division Southern Division 1. Clark Atlanta 1. Tuskegee
Tennesse State) Two solo tackles, two assists In win over 1. Bowle State 1. Winston-Salem State 2. Benedict 2. Stillman
Jacksonville. 2. Lincoln 2. Livingstone 3. Fort Valley State 3. Kentucky State
Chris Baker, DT, Washington (2nd season, HAMPTON) One 3. Elizabeth City State 3. Shaw 4. Albany State 4. Miles
solo tackle In loss to Dallas. 4. Virginia State 4. Johnson C. Smith 5. Paine 5. LeMoyne-Owen
-Antoine Bethea, 8, Indianapolis (8th season, Howard) Seven 5. Virginia Union 5. Fayettevllle State 6. Claflin 6. Lane
solo tackles and one assist In loss to San Diego. 6. Chowan 6. St. Augustine's 2013-2014 PRESEASON
Greg Toler, DB, IndianapolIs (5th season, St. Paul's) Four solo WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH: ALL-81AC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM
tackles In loss to San Diego. Northern Division: Southem Division: Conlsha Hicks, Sr., 0, CAU; London Richardson, Sr., G., Benedict; Erika Sumpter,
Robert Mathls, LB, Indianapolis (10th season, Alabama AIM) 1. Elizabeth City State 1. Shaw Sr., C, CAU; Angel Mitchell, Sr., G, STL: Ashley Watts, Jr., G, Paine; Kadeema Coo-
One solo tackle and one assist In loss to San Diego. 2. Virginia Union 2. Winston-Salem State per, Jr., 0, ALB ST.; Marie MacAbee, Sr., F, TUS;Shytina Hartley, Sr., F, FVSU; Ka-
3. Virginia State 3. Fayettevlle State juanna Rivers, Sr, G, TUS; Kourtney Alexander, Sr., G, ALBANY STATE
OAZEEZ Conmunic(ione, Inc. Vol. XX, No. 11
SECTION D MIAMI, FLORIDA OCOTBER 16-22, 2013
W F F 3 rwET vErerT geto coorWno Rpair
621 NW 64 Street 1510 NW 66 St #1,2.3 1775 NW 151 Street MIAMI GARDENS AREA
One bedroom, one bath, Two bdrms, $850, one Ne mangfnt Three bdrms., one bath, NAILi
$650 with water included. bdrm, $650 monthly. Water owave refrierator, color Section 8 Welcome. 964-600- Experienc N Tech TRO PICAL G ASS
2W U786-444-6002 Included. 305-490-9284. T c iau 2314or305481-2851. wated. Immediate T R I A L G LA
One bedroom one 663 NW 5 Court 1531 NW 38 Court kitchen. Cal 305-835-2728. OPA LOCKA AREA asaon In North Miami and CONSTRUCTION CO
bated $450. Sove nd Two large bedrooms, one Two bedrooms, one bath, Z7NWO 9 Street Three bdrms., two baths, Bring naad work portfolio.
efeatr 0542- bath, deposit negotiable, water and appliances $90 weeky, fenced and near schools. 305-00-8675 www.tropicalglassmiami.com
Section 8OK. 786-315-3253 included, near two colleges. call 3054504603 Secton 8 Ok, $1300 monthly
70NW Avi 75 monthy. 305-624 -8676 InSme, all 30~ W 00wa 305-757-0651 954-462-3711
130kNW I Colrt One bdrm., one bath $00. 172 NW N1th Street In quiet clean house, call
One bedroom, one bath, Stove, refrat air, free Large three bdrms, two baths, Phyllis 754-214-9590 5 HAROLD ROSENSTEIN, PRES, 7933 NW 7TH AVE
$500. Appance, free gas. 305-842-7080 central air and tiled. $1100 HAROLD ROSENSTEIN, PRES, 7933 NW AVE.
water. 305-642-700 monthlyl Section 8 Welcomel 83 Stret NW 18 Avenue (CGC#010159)
746 NW61 Str Rick 305-409-8113 Clean room. 305-754-7776
One bdrm, $650, two bdrms, 21301 NW 37 Avenue MIAMI GARDENS AREA
1231 NWl 9m T $800. Fre wem, quiet Remodeled two bdrms., one Newly remodeled. Utitlk 181 NW 166rt Srad l 1 JI.y
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rst month moves you 2150 NW 104 Stret OPA LOCKA AREA bath, new kitchen granite
in. One bedroom one 8475 NE Av e Huge three bedrooms, two 2170 Wahtngton Avenue counters, new paint, new -e sm
bath. $500 monthly. Two One and two bdrms. Section baths, extra closet space, Cten room $440 and $500 floors. Try only $2900 down Mt
beadhom one bath $600 8 OK. 305-754-7776 laundry room, central air. monthly. 786-277-3434 and $465 mtMy. P&l-new
mntly. Fee 19 Inch LCD ARENA GARDEN $1300 monthly. -rmt NDI Realtors reim.an d
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SJCall-ot. Move in with first month rent 786-294093 786. 1775 30 5-1700 M i..
7a6%5-778 FREE BASIC CABLE 2 41 Yorsk ant 225 NW 103 StTbt Ss sma
Remodeled efficiency, Two brmi one h, $8 TIre bdr two baths, Yak -w-
124615 NW STREET one, two, three bdrms., ir, p freewar. den, everything remodled. STOLEN DOG
MOVE N SPECIA appliances, laundry, gale. 305-642-708 0 SW M7Ird7teirr Try $4800 down and $995 P e um TY GA at -=i A-
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One bedroom, one bh. 305-374-4412. -$1095. Appliances cen Realtors 305-655-1700 hm since birth. What if this
$550 mW. F 19 id21 1A NE l21T2Terae ai happen to you...? A yellow
LCD TV. C Joel 7a s BRAND NEW To bdrms.. one btth 064-700 ATTTIO Corvette seen taking him at c .Nmns..n
751' LAKEFRONT APTS. Appliance central air. Now You Can own Your the Burger King, 137 and 27 s-- ,ua i-am m o alses asms
One bedroom, starng at 30642-70W0 Own Home Today Avenue. 305-688-2848
$796. RestrictionsApply "WITH"
1=0 id NW so 7305-757-4663 3030 NW 10 Avenue 1 F A210 m so FREE CAS4 GRANTSC lni
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aBmt Two bdms., one bath. $750 1~St and NW 18 Ave. Need HELP Wo
Ow"n lnUemty C mthly. No Section 8. TCah 786-364-7785 Try Freel Termination Up to 22 Weeks
121 NW SBhed* Op-LDcka, Bownevile. 44 305-754-7776 House of Homes Relly Individual Cunseling Services
One bedroom one bal A nent. Dupas 6 NW 22 Aveum
se-a ndy One bdrNm.. oe bath. N a ly tO Board Certified OB GYN's
.. M. ,*..h e BedroomS s so" s'1d TLavf ba th. go, c ar" air, $12 60 i
s3 Nw1 Aasl rmC for dac. renovated $650 ,thlys f r il.. lete GYN Services
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O n.. b & a bo$ S lw.c e e ice Rod Walherw plumbing and root. N START $180 AND UP
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GRAND OPe $1150. Appis, TONY ROOFINGaffordable pc.
1 NW 1 Sht NEW ARENA SQUARE re W1864 NW 8 Terrace 45 Yem Expeecel 14130 N.W. 22nd Avenue
NEWn dAmceN o S hUA 305642-7 Four bdrms., two be t, air.
*I Wfliol moves No Section 8. 1250. SBonge, r g, a$nd l Cda305-6 355 ..
you i from b0400 Rioxeded Torry Dedeson 3065891- repai Call 305-491-4615
mony, two beoo o bedrooms tot Two o on t NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID OR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
bth. $45 mot. e Ceal aib. lundrgatir $9td Apfncet e ftr 2M Rullebdi ll. 1Stt THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
inch LCO TV. Cal Joel Oie 1023 NW 3 Ave. W Three bermsn two bat,.
7D.as-s7 305os-a72is383s so S,000 maly. No are n 8. ROUTE DRIVERS 1450 N.E. 2ND AVENUE, ROOM 351
UB Y CITY 305-- We seeking drivers to MIAMI, FLORIDA 33132
14 NW 1 Avew One and two bo Ca CY ARFA N dd r n Sto Solcitations are subject to School Board Policy 6325, Cone of Silence.
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Three bdrm., two b MOVE MI SPECIAL competely renovated, huge 900 N.W. 54th Street
$800. free waer, quiegatd One or two bedrooms. tot quiet blck. Section 8 ok.
buding 7aquay the same day. 306- MW ARE $1295 mty
biding. C 7305618 at vi st our offie Two bdms.. owtig at $900 786-7640613
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115 8 NE S Set One and two bedrooms. m hly. 786- 8000 I NWMI
Two bedrooms, one ba. Please cal 305-303-8618 S i ll thes 13bi, two
$800 mohly. No deposit If SA.FOR75hD APp aid
quaire. Newly renovad.L S WOA= ARTS 1 includ and
786-325-7383 1917 NW 2 Court 100 NW 14 Sheet 19t LCD TV.
17 NE S Uft#2 Nice one bedroom, air, Newly renova pr Ced 7pr
Two bedroms, one ba wd, whdow shades applianc e bth and dikchen, ut ies and
$950. Secin 8 Welcme. Fre ga ree HOT water. cable (H0. BET ESPN). 308 5 W 55 Set
954-9149166 $410 montly, plus $P00 24 hour secuiy camera Three bedrooms, one bah.
depi 305-665-4 stawr $ng at $186 vwdy, 5 i60 S00, call 78 7-6417. ....
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Rst nmove yn u pn $1550 mthy. 3400 to n all ules pa A Y t f acksons bond referendum
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1278 NW 44 5tre 1143 or
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One bedroom, one bah war included. $550 -o .* Upgade ospital IT systems
cNa Crd- 7 and purchase state-of-the-art
'm" medical equipment
on,$ mnl To* Build a new physical
bedroms, one b $ 00 rehabilitation- hospital
mdll Free n D TV. Pursuant to MiamI-Dade County Resolution R-590-13, adopted on July 2, 2013, by the Board
of County Commisioners of Miami-Dade County, Rorlda, notice Is hereby given of a special
W 1 Anue election on November 5, 2013, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors in
mlo. r mory. Al Miami-Dade Couty, for their approval or disapproval, the following proposal:
apance included. Free Fmig Modnialon md impr et of Jeaso Hualh Spalm lhrugh lasuae
19 inch .LCD Tv, Calf Joel of Gnra lgl Olgon Bonds ,
Shall Miami-Dade County fund modernmlzation, Improvement and equipping of Jackson Health
2962 NW 64 9tr System's facilittes located throughout the County, Including, but not lImited to, emergency
Orie bdrnm ., one bath, rooms, chidren's ambulatory pavillon and urgent care centers, by Issuing, from time to time,
appltances. utlities. $850 General Obligaton Bands payable from ad vaoreim taxes colected In Miami-Dade County In
m ton Wmly principal amount not exceeding $830,000,000, bearing Interest not exceeding maximum legal p p
954-704-3994 or rate and maturing within 30 years from issuance date? E
35-33-7962 FOR BONDS 100
3040 NW 13 et AGAINST BONDS 101
One bedroom, one bath, All qualifed electors residning within the boundariesat MIeamI-Dade County shall be eligible to
$700 rnl. 786325-8000 vote FOR BONDS or AGAINST BONDS for this proposal.
Three bedmn, one bath, The polls shall be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on the day of the special electian. This special
i$ooo with water Included. election shall be conducted In accordance with applicable provisions of general law relating to
786-444-6002 special elections and the provisions of the MIami-Dade County Home Rule Charter.
net NW 16 Avenue
Two bdim, one bi. $s6o50. Pil tomimy
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120 THE MIAMI TIMES, OCTOBER 16-22, 2013 I111 NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER
rebounds, l embarrasses
beats Coral Norland
By AIkila Laser
Gables, 21-7 firstname.lastname@example.org
By Akll Ls :t : As expected the Central Rockets (5-1, 2-0)
email@example.com easily defeated the District 16-6A newbie Nor-
.. ....... .... land Vikings. What was unexpected was the
The Kilian Cougars bounced back after outright onslaught that ensued. The Vikings
a three week slump with a 21-7 upset of (2-5, 1-2) did not have a prayer against the
a ewe smwta1uset of Rockets, like most other teams. With a final
the Coral Gables Cavaliers last Thursday at Rockets, likte most other teams. With a fial
Southridge Field. The Region 8A battle ended e 56-6 score, the Vikings allowed Central to
Coral Gables' undefeated season and its first earn its largest margin of victory thi season
5-0 stat since 2008 under then-Coach Joe "We were tremendous on both sides of the
Montoya ball," said Central Head Coach Roland Smith.
Montoya ",The k have been focused."
The result, while futile as far as a playoff --Mami Times pOts/Akilh Later The ki s hav e been focuswt
berth for either team is concerned, was a Booker T. Washington offense sets up against Northwestern defense. The Rockets, who have sweptther ric
momentum buildin for Killian who had its bthe last four years, are on the same path this
mmnu bn gBooker T. builds confidence h
worst start (1-4) since 2010. The Cougars'
struggling passing game was more potent es T c' cfi ee
than its coveted Wing-T rushing offense on
Thursday, with quarterback Joel Careaga
touchdowns. He finished with 142 passing with win over N'western 21- 9
cni f ts i o With win over N'western, 219
For Gables, the loss exposed a few weak- 9 : Akto Lart
nesses, particularly in the offensive line, that firstname.lastname@example.org
Northwestern's 21-9 loss to
Booker T. Washington (7-0,
1-0) last Saturday was what
: Jerry Jones would call a moral
: victory. No, it did not affect --mom Time hm a Phter
Sdistrict o tndns dinarectly, Norland coach Heidelburg trys to moti-
but the confidence with which : vate Quarterback.
Sthe Bulls walked off the field
will certainly carry over to season. They are in their third consecutive
next Friday's battle against week of district competition and face North-
the nationally-esteemed and western next Friday. With eight touchdowns
reigning 6A State Champs, the against the Vikings, Central appears to be
( Miami Central Rockets. Northwestern senior Left back Mike Smith collected two unstoppable and merciless. But one thing
S Despite a loss, the Bulls (3-3, a they are not, is comfortable.
-- To* ph A : 1-1) were stable to do something sacks against Booker T. Washington. "Northwestern is going to bring some pride,"
ano team in the nation has been the few mjor plays that quite yards.Smith said. You have to throw the records
Coral Gables Quarterback approaches : able to do since 2011 hold frankly saved their winning The Tornados fury may have out the window."
line of scrimmage against Killian. the Tornados under 25 points. streak and team pride, but slowed as late season wear This win marks Central's 18th consecutive
they nd to fie te fore thy rtun to The West did a good job the untouchable Neon" Treon impacts them, but they will district win since October of 2009.
they need to fine tune before t rturn to competing and playing phyi- Harris was sacked more than still have a clea cut path to However it was somewhat bittersweet.
district play next Friday against Caalie cal," said Booker T. Head five times by four different the playoffs. They face district Central's senior linebacker Jonathan Harris
who beat them 13-10 last seaeso. Cwall c
arterak Do Sth weas sced me Coach Tim 'Ice" Harris. "We Bulls players and appeared rival Gulliver Prep (6-1, 1-0) on played in his final game as he was subject to
than five times and finished with negative knew as a circle game and it banged up after the game. Thursday at 7 p.m. at Curtis : the Florida High School Athletic Association
being midseason it was going "They are always going to be Park. Booker T., luckily, has an "19-9" rule, where a player's eligibility ends
rGables ae s auss thwarad to be a little tougher." a physical team and they will uncompetitive district and has nine months after their 19th birthday. A tear-
Gab running game was also thw The Bulls' defense undoubt- make plays, Harris said. "But not lost to Gulliver since they filled Harris addressed his teammates in the
by the Ca ugars defense and only amased edly stunned Booker T.'s of- if we are going to continue to entered District 8-4A. post-game huddle, where he encouraged them
7 yards. Teir go rsher Gegory How fense, which typically scores be the best we can't slack up." But for the Bulls, if they to enjoy their high school moments.
ean just 69 yards, significantly short of relentlessly and at will, from Harris' efforts, despite be- can keep the same focus and "You can't change your past," Harris said.
his 152.3 season average. i the game's onset. The Torna- ing shell-shocked throughout toughness, they may have an You can only make your future brighter"
Cougar Head Coach Cory Johnson said : dos were held to a 7-point first the game, kept the Tornados opportunity to pull the upset Smith said the remainder of the season
te needd the gam to boost tam morale half for the second time this ahead. His most crucial play of the year against Central. would be an ode to Harris, who has inter-
after digging themselves in a hole with a c- : season the first coming at came after he skated a safety "We feel good right now," est from Appalachian State and University of
cial loss to Coral Reef(5-2, 2-0) two weeks : the hands of Central. that would've shifted mo- said Northwestern Head Coach South Florida.
ago that ptentially killed post season hopes Not only was the Tornado mentum to the Bulls. Harris Stephen Fields said. [We] : "We have to finish the season strong for
"We proved to ourselves we can finish a : sideline quieted for a large finished with two touchdowns never quit and just don't stop him," Smith said. "You just never know when
game a biJ hnson said It's smethingpitive : portion of the game,. xcept for and amassed 244 passing playing. : your last game will be."
we can build upon.'
While Johnson said he doesn't want the .
team to put too much weight on the win, he
saysdos FAMU prepares for homecoming
"We had a lot of time to reflect and soul A
Hopefully they have found themselvess and Howard Univ. game
because the Cougars enter three consecutive *
weeks of district play, starting with Palmetto Miami Times staff report "Open Air" concert following to be held next Friday, FAMU
(2-4, 0-2) on Saturday at Tiopical Park. But w the game and the community- will turn the spotlight on the W
even if they win all three games, the Cougars : Florida A&M University's oriented parade, which will achievements and programs of .
are at the mercy of Coral Reef who is still : (FAMU) 2013 Homecoming, feature creative floats and each of its 14 academic units. :
undefeated in the district along with South : "United We Strike: Something marching bands from around Following the program, the
Dade (7-0, 2-0). : Old, Something New, Some- the community. Temptations featuring Den-
Reef would have to lose their game Friday : thing FAMU," kicked off last "Each year, alumni return nis Edwards will perform
to Southridge (2-4, 0-1) for Killian to have a Sun., Oct. 13 and continues to The'Hill' to unite with new in concert. And of course,
shot. That is unlikely. It is also unlikely for through Sun., Oct. 20. and old Rattlers from across then there's the big Saturday
either Reef or Killian to beat South Dade who : During the week of Home- the nation for our annual afternoon showdown between
remain undefeated and have only allowed 21 : coming, some of the highlights Homecoming celebration," the two football teams, the
points in the last four games. : will include the President's said Marvin Green, FAMU halftime show and a festive
If the Cougars want to force a district tie- : Gala: "Honoring Academic Homecoming chair. parade.
breaker they need to win all three games : Excellence: Celebrating Our "This year, we have a new Other annual events in-
or at least beat the Panthers and Spartans. Schools and Colleges," the energy and excitement on our clude the highly-anticipated
Perhaps 10 straight weeks of wear and tear : Rattler football team taking campus that we look forward fashion show, comedy show, .
on the Cudas will give the Spartans an edge : on Howard University for the to sharing with the FAMU convocation and coronation
and a needed morale boost and the Cougars : competitive matchup at Bragg community." of the Homecoming King and
new hope. : Memorial Stadium, a free During the President's Gala, Queen.
other example of greatness as Sugar Ray Leonard, Jerry Rice, common -- traits that define other world class athletes look
New England Patriots quarter- Magic Johnson Joe Montana greatness. An athlete can only like mere mortals trying to
back Tom Brady ralliedhis foot- and others on that level do it be truly considered "great" if take down Superwoman, We'll
ball team from what appeared while others routinely fail in they have that rare combina- watch in awe and amazement,
to be certain defeat with a the spotlight? How are some tion of athletic and statisti- So the next time you see Usain
game winning touchdown pass able to summon that little ex- cal dominance, the ability to Bolt blazing through the tape
with five seconds left in a come- tra when they absolutely must transcend the game and a set at the finish line ahead of guys
a letes just have Il back win over the New Orleans have it? I struggle to explain of mental intangibles that not who worked just as hard on
me aha t Saints. Brady has three Super how Kobe Bryant can miss his only create success on but off their craft, I guess we can only
Bowl wins on his resume so we first 10 shots of a game, yet the field as well. There have shrug and say, "Now that right
One of the reasons we all used loosely as it does not fit were not surprised by his latest hit a game winner as time ex- been many studies done but there, is what you call great-
love sports is that we get to see very many athletes. It is not accomplishment, We have seen pires because he has the belief there is no definite theory as to ness." We may never fully be
greatness. We enjoy it when a slight to those that are not it before. Some like to refer to that even if he fails, the next where greatness comes from. able to explain it but we will
athletes perform at the highest considered great we are sim- this clutch gene as the "it fac- time, he will succeed because But every time we see a Mu- always be able to recognise it.
level on the biggest stage when ply talking about a very select tor." An athlete either has "it" or he knows he is that good. Su- haramad Ali overcome a big- The Sports Brothers, JeffBFx
the lights are brightest, Great- group with that uncanny abil- they don't. How do Michael Jor- preme confidence. Athletes like get, stronger George Foreman, & Ed Freeman, can be heard
ness is not a term that can be ity. Last weekend, we saw an- dan, Derek Jeter, Tiger Woods, these all have several traits in or a Serena Williams make daily on WQAM 560 Sports.