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laNew manager takes

on challenged City

Police Chief announces his retirement

By D. Kevin McNeir By D. Kevin McNeir from a waste comkmcneir@niarnitimesonline com pany seeking a
.City contract. The Last Monday evening, a barrage of bullets was unleashed A former Hollywood city manag- Hollywood native
from a shopping center alley in Miami Gardens. And once er who stepped down after facing was later cleared
again, an innocent 13-year-old girl, sitting on the back pa- heated criticism of his job in over- of any wrongdotio of her home in the 20400 block of Northwest Second seeing the City's ballooning budget ings but says it
Court, was shot. However, unlike the bullet that tragi- deficit of $0.3M, has been hired "taught me a lot
cally claimed the life of another Miami Gardens youth, to take over as city manager for BENSON about myself."
12-year-old Tequila Forshee, in late August while sit- J Miami Gardens. Cameron Benson, "I certainly
ting on her living room floor having her hair braided, 51, who resigned in June 2011, learned who I was personally and
this latest victim of gun violence, Nevilisha Francis, had been at the job since 2002. professionally to have been acis expected to recover. Readers may recall that just He also had been under a federal cused of certain things and have
Please turn to MURDER CAPITAL 1OA investigation after whistle-blowers your name surrounded with such
alleged that he had taken bribes Please turn to BENSON 1oA

Senators bicker over iES*'stand your ground'

8~AMmm crEs_._.\ Trayvon's mom: "The law does not work"

Miami Gardens-*2 Se
y Lurie Kllmn Cruz of Texas,
Miami 16 said the matter
,oauderhill 11.9 Travon Martin s mother told should be left to
*, a panel of senators Tuesday that the states that
B D. Kevn M a state str .1 your ground self-de p ssed the 1aws.
Miami-Dade 7.2 fense laws do not work and must "The states are
Homestead 8.3 be amended, reviving the politi- doing quite well.
cally charged gun control issue a .without our inM ami eah i year ahead of the 2014 midterm Fulton terference," Rep.
UgiS. averan elections. But little besides politics Louie Gohmert
i o emerged from the session, held in testified to the Senate Judiciary
per 100,000 Hwvr the Senate's made-for-television Committee.
hearing room. Democrats who Cruz said: "This is not about polhold majority power in the Senate iticking. This is not about inflamand are trying to keep it supported ing racial tensions. This is about Sybrina Fulton's call. the right of everyone to protect
"This law is an invitation for con- themselves and protect their famifrontation," said Sen. Dick Durbin, lies."
D-Ill., who chaired the session. Cruz made reference to statistics Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Please turn to LAW 10A

Penn State to pay nearly $6o million to 26 abuse victims

By Joe Drape Penn State." confidentiality agreements.
He added, "We cannot undo what has been In all, the university has been
Penn State has agreed to pay $59.7 mil- done, but we can and must do everything in talks with 32 individuals who
lion to 26 sexual abuse victims of the former possible to learn from this and ensure it never were victims of Sandusky or
assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky in happens again at Penn State." Please turn to PENN STATE 10A
exchange for an end to their claims against University officials emphasized that the settlethe university, Penn State announced Monday. ment money did not come from tuition, taxOf the 26 settlements, 23 are fully signed payers or donations, but from various liability Former Penn State assistant
and three are agreed to in principle, with insurance policies, which the university believes final documentation expected in the next few will cover the settlements and defense of claims h n
weeks. brought against Penn State and its officers, em- leaves court in handcuffs after
Rodney A. Erickson, the president of the ployees and trustees. Whatever is not covered is being convicted in his child
university, called the settlement "another step expected to be financed from interest revenue reforward in the healing process for those hurt lated to loans made by the university to its self- sex abuse trial at the Centre
by Sandusky, and another step forward for supporting units. The settlements are sealed by County Courthouse.

Martin family lawyer fights racial injustices

Crump believes recent cases show we whose body was discovered trauma, young children at a police whether the post-racial era
in January in a rolled up C r u m p station because she felt her that some thought would
have not reached a post-racial era gym mat. Local authorities sees injus- drug addiction left her un- follow with the election
say he crawled into the mat tice in the able to care for them. that put Barack Obama in
By DeWayne Wickham armed, 17-year-old Black in search of a sneaker and case of Ale- He's outraged by the way the White House is a pipe
Florida boy who was killed then suffocated to death, sia Thom- justice was meted out in dream. "I think in some
WASHINGTON Benja- by a gun-toting neighbor- Johnson's parents want as, a Black the case of Ernest Hoskins, ways, it's gotten even more
min Crump isn't done yet. hood watchman, has found more answers after a sec- 35-year-old a 21-year-old Black Little challenging since the elecThe civil rights attorney more injustice to fight. ond autopsy by a private Los Angeles Rock man who was shot to tion of our first Africanwho first pushed his way He has found injustice in pathologist found that some mother who WICKHAM death by his employer dur- American president, as it reonto the national stage as the case of Kendrick John- of Johnson's organs were died in po- ing a business meeting. lates to racial issues."
the lawyer for the family son, a 17-year-old Valdo- missing and that the teen- lice custody after being ar- Crump says all these That kind of talk doesn't sit
of Trayvon Martin, the un- sta, Ga., high school athlete ager died from blunt force rested for leaving her two cases leave him wondering Please turn to CRUMP 10A

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Funding Modernization and Improvement of Jackson Health System Buena Vista Station, Miami, Florida 33127 Buena Vista Station, Miami, FL 33127-0200 -305-094-6210 through Issuance of General Obligation Bonds Phone 306-694-6210 CREDO OF THE BLACK PRESS
HE. SIGISMUND REEVES, Founder, 1923-1988 The Black Press believes that America can beet lead the u Certainly $830M is a lot of money but that's what would pay for the GARTH C. REEVES, JR., Editor, 1972-1 982 world from racial and national antagonism when It accords to Ap3" _____every person, regardless of race, creed or color, his or her
proposed list of line items that Jackson Health System says it needs GARTH C. REEVES, SR., Publisher Emeritus human and legal rights. Hating no person, fearing no person, to bring its facilities up-to-date, including the modernization of its RACHEL J. REEVES, Publisher and Chairman the Black Press strives to help every person In the firm belef emergency rooms, the expansion of its urgent care centers and the that all persons are hurt as long as anyone Is held back. V A~ .
ability to be more competitive among other hospitals both locally ad
nationally. Being more competitive will be most important as more
citizens begin to chose which insurance plan they will buy into under the -4,y ui new laws as directed by the Affordable Care Act. In addition, because
Jackson is the only hospital in South Florida to serve as a safety net for L
those who are indigent, unemployed or underemployed, as well as the Redskins name change a show of respect
best place for trauma victims anywhere in Florida, we cannot afford to
see its doors close. Besides the impact it would have on our economy, I'm a bit late to the topic, but make the case that professional ington's football franchise. Language and atti it would leave many in pending physical peril. Jackson's officials have the Washington, D.C., profes- football, of all things, is some George Preston Marshall, the Snyder's problem is that disshown that they are better at handling their finances in recent years. sional football team really ought sort of obscure little sideshow. owner who in 1933 changed comfort with the team's name Now, like other safety net hospitals in urban settings, including Atlanta's to change its name. As encour- Of the 20 most-watched broad- the team's name from Braves has gone viral. We can all think Grady Memorial and Chicago's Stroger Hospital, Miami must make agement for the franchise's casts in U.S. television history, to Redskins, was a notorious of words in common usage eight sure it has a top-rated hospital available for all of its citizens. stubborn owner, we should just do you know how many were racist. For more than a decade decades ago that would start a We vote Yes. stop saying the offensive word. Super Bowls? All of them. after other pro football teams fight today. If you've managed
The term "redskins" is a racial The national movement to get began putting Black players to unite President Obama and CITY OF MIAMI MAYOR slur. Fans of the team, myself rid of racist team names and on the field, Marshall's team Charles Krauthammer against
included, have pretended not you, it's over. Snyder's vision
We do not believe that, besides the incumbent, that the three to notice this uncomfortable is clouded by nostalgia and an
challengers in this race have the ability to govern a City like Miami, fact for many years. Now we're he term "redskins" Is a racial slur. Fans of the team, unjustified sense of grievance. given its magnitude, budget, political pitfalls and ethnic beginning to confront it. The # Fans of the team should sharpdiversity. But we do not support Tomas P. Regalado nm falthmotbscetsmyself Included, have pretended not to notice this uf"n hsfoubysmldeing
simply because he has declared this to be his last term of acceptability. We ignored a comfortable fact for many years. Now we're beginning to use the name and calling
in office, as if to say 'give him one more shot at it. We the fact that we were uttering a to Confront ft. the team "Washington' instead.
support him because he brings a proven track record as vile and condescending insult If fans don't allow the slur to
well as being a fair, committed man who has shown that often, during games, yelling pass their lips, at some point
he has the best interests of our City at heart. We have it at the top of our lungs be- mascots is decades old by now. remained an all-white bastion. the name shifts on the balance
not always agreed with Regalado nor his actions, but we cause we loved the team. So we It's odd, when you think about So it strains credulity that Mar- sheet from tradition-steeped
have found him to at least be willing to consider other points of view. told ourselves that hey, it's just it, that the practice of naming shall intended the new name to asset to embarrassing liability. We recommend Tomas R. Regalado. sports and maybe everybody sports teams after American In be a :badge of honor," as current Like RGIII racing toward the
should lighten up. But we knew dians became so widespread in team owner Dan Snyder claims, goal line, that day is coming CITY OF MIAMI COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 5 I did, and come on, you did, the first place Braves, Chiefs, More likely, it was casual rac- fast.
The four candidates for District 5 each have their own enclave of too that this was a dodge. No Seminoles and so on. Apologists ism of the kind that isn't prac- Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer supporters some being family, others being longtime co-workers or one can seriously argue that say it was a sincere attempt at ticed in polite society anymore. Prize-winning newspaper colchurch fiends. Our decision for the best candidate must be made with sports are somehow insignifi- paying homage to fierceness The fact that a slur has been umnist and the former assistant a caveat as the race heated up we saw some candidates employ cant or tangential to American and bravery. I have my doubts, used for many years does not managing editor of Thie Washtacicswit whchwe eremos ucomortble Sueft ay e godlife. And certanly no one can especially in the case of Wash- impose a duty to keep using it. ington Post. for headlines to attack one's opponent in an open forum but we'd much
rather hear why a candidate thinks they're the better choice notX
why they perceive their opponent or opponents as the worse choice .....
Robert Malone, Jr. we feel would be a better candidate for school
board member. Wed like to see him be mentored by a current Black Te p b ia s isj s- jetpo t eie e
school board member now so that we will maintain that seat in future91
yers Jcqi oilers hrwnsta ~a ait, w. avey Believe it or not, President curity, Medicare, housing, nutri- is the problem. they are 34 percent preferred takintelligent woman. However, we were not convinced that she has th Obamna's decision to finally stand tional assistance and other social Meeks told Politico, "At no point ing steps to reduce the national muster needed to deal with the likes of City Hall. Finally, there is Keon up to Teapublicans a Republi- programs. Equally troubling are have we said what our demands debt, and I1I percent said both are Hardemon who continues to both astound and baffle us. Some of you can Party' hijacked by Right-wing the signals the president is al- are. All you've heard was what equally important. Yet, Obama is may recall how he went on a rampage against Audrey Tea Party zealots in the latest ready sending on the budget. their demands are. Maybe we willing to make concessions on
Edmonson when the two appeared with Michael Putney standoff over the Affordable Care 'The Democrats have not asked should put down what our de- Social Security and Medicare.
during their race for county commissioner a year or two Act and the debt ceiling was the for anything to reopen the govern- mands are of what we need and With no demands on the table,
ago. He has had similar outbursts during a few debates easy part. ment,* Obama said. 'The Demo- what we want because there's it's impossible to know what,
and forums, primarily going after the front runner. We Next comes the real fireworks if anything, is important to the
believe he has the makings of a fine politician but over the budget. And, judging on't forget that although Obama campaigned on the Democratic Party anymore. That's
we're not sure if someone else is really pulling his from the past, the DemocratsprmsofetnigheBhtacusnlfr dvd- nttecsewhteTaub
has just over a year in office and made some sound decisions but of surrender, even before the first DaMerigls hn$0,0 n ope aigls have clearly and forcefully stated
lately he has shown that he doesn't always surround himself with the shot are fired. than $250,000 98 percent of all taxpayers ... they want to privatize Social Secubest team. Has he made mistakes in his past? Yes, as we all have. The Don't forget that although rity, turn Medicare into a voucher
question remains whether he can stand the heat, be true to an ethics Obama campaigned on the prom- crats haven't asked for anything things that are important and system and want deep cuts in that surpasses that of City Hall and can keep his promises. We believe ise of extending the Bush tax cuts for paying our bills on time." dear to us also, and then the ne- social programs. They have not he can. only for individuals earning less The last time I checked, the gotiations start from there." only articulated their priorities,
We ecmmed ev icardDun, 1.than $200,000 and couples mak- Senate and the executive branch The tragedy is that Democrats they have demonstrated with the
We ecmmndRe Rihad un, less than $250,000 98 per- were controlled by Democrats. Re- usually won't stand firm even shutdown how far they are willing
cent of all taxpayers, he eventu- publicans control only the House. when public opinion is on their to go to fight for their misguided ally capitulated under Republican And the only reason they control side. The Pew Research Center for beliefs. pressure. And in his unsuccess- the House is because of gerry- the People & the Press conducted What are Democrats willing to fu effort to reach a grand bar- wandered congressional districts, a survey in March asking: What fight to the end for? If you find
0 gain with House Speaker John Second, Obama correctly noted is more important, taking steps to out, please let me know.
Pau f ch icesBochner in 2011, Obarna ex- that Democrats have not asked reduce the national debt or keep- George E. Curry, former editorcity pressed a willingness to support for anything to reopen the gov- ing Social Security and Medicare in-chief of Emerge magazine, is
indicate a better pooi of cuts to TRICARE, the health in- erinent or raise the debt ceiling, benefits as they are? Fifty-five editor-in-chief of the National
surance program for the military And, as Congressman Gregory W. percent favored keeping Social Newspaper Publishers Association


*A vote for Jackson is a vote for Miami-Dade H
On November 5, our corn standard of quality care for this community's most sacred target to beat our projections. munity can make a difference 'the residents of Miami-Dade. responsibilities: ensuring that And all of that happened while for generations to come, by But that mission is in dan- Jackson continues to provide we were improving the quality supporting the Jackson bond ger, and Jackson now needs exceptional care for every sin- of care, initiative that will ensure that the help of the community it gle one of its patients. But none of that changes the all Miami-Dade residents have serves. For two long years, that fact that the facilities keep get*secure access to world-class Ayes vote for Jackson's bond meant rebuilding a system ting older and Jackson can't
and quality health services, referendum will allow Jackson that was broken in so many afford to keep waiting around. This bond is about what's If we want to keep this system
________________________________best for the pregnant mother acikson's- mission Is a proud one. Our promise Is to build strong for the next generation,
whose baby has a rare disor- Twe need to appeal to the whole
der. It's about what's best for the health of the community by providing a single, high range of patients. And when W il ea Pa ty le dthe police officer shot in the i standard of quality care for the residents of Miami-Dade. we're speaking to patients who
line of duty. It's about what's But that mission Is In danger, and Jackson now needs the help of have a choice about where beatfor he fmilydownthethey get their care, our faciliG O v rt eciafblock who are all learning to the community It serves. ties need to speak as loudly as
Tea Party adherents have ex- to shut down the government manage their diabetes in a our caregivers. Our commxutreme views that help them win as a protest against the Afford- healthy way. It's about what is to modernize operating rooms ways. Our management sys- nity deserves better, and this Republican primaries when the able Care Act. Mainstream Re- best for our community now, and emergency rooms at all tems were so broken that we bond program is a financially most conservative and ideologi- publicans did not want to take and in the future. It's about Jackson Health System hos- lost more than $400 million responsible way to make that cal Republicans vote. However, this action which was destruc- giving our community the pitals; build a modern chil- over five years. Our finan- investment. It ensures a dein general elections when lib- tive to the country and believed healthcare it needs and de- dren's ambulatory pavilion; cial systems were so broken pendable funding source that erals, independents, moder- by many of them to be bad for serves, build urgent care centers that that we didn't even know how won't undermine our commuates, Democrats, mainstream the party. Despite the concerns The bond will allow Jackson will bring Jackson's high qual- much money we had lost. Our nity's existing commitments Republicans and Conservative of his elders like Senator John Health System to renovate and ity care to your neighborhood; employees were demoralized, to education or public transTea Partiers vote well the Re- McCain, Ted Cruz led a govern- expand its existing facilities, upgrade hospital IT systems our patients weren't, feeling portation, for example. publican candidate loses if they ment shut down. The resulting build new centers to accom-' and purchase state of the art loved, and our facilities just With a Yes vote on November take on the extreme views of negative polls showed that a modate increasing healthcare medical equipment; and build kept on getting older and old- 5, and a small community'inTea Partiers. A case in point is majority of Americans did not demands, and provide inno- a new physical rehabilitation er. vestment now, we can ensure
President miana aichievedha in remi.Ifthi sutadow thadex vative technology and services hospital. But with hard work and that Jackson gets the fundPresden Obma chieed n temits.If tis hutownhadthat will keep Jackson com- As chair of the Public Health harder choices, Jackson man- ing it needs to ensure that all the most recent national ee- occurred closer to the upcom- petitive. Trust who served for the prior aged what many thought was Miami-Dade residents have
tion. ing Congressional elections, Jackson's mission is a proud two years on the Financial Re- impossible: it started making access to world-class, quality
Theex ome viwit rfTacal- woueldive lost t e inP one. Our promise is to build covery Board, I have been en- money. Last year we had a care for generations to come. ty followers, soewt ailwudhv otismajority inthe health of the community trusted by the Board of Coun- surplus of more than $8 mil- This is our community, our
RvepulcnPrty if iot wanorte to e Asoitsad ow, iereetapes. by providing a single, high ty Commissioners with one of lion, and this year we're on Jackson and our future. win national elections. At a Tea that the shutdown will definiteParty rally against a pathway to ly be an issue in the next elec -_________ _______________________________citizenship, one of the founders tion cycle.
of the Tea Party, Ken Crowe, McCain described Cruz as a
advocated racial purity and "wacko bird.' Senator Graham ___stated, OYou can't breed Secre- (R-SC) was upset with Cruz's
win the Kentucky Derby.* While Chuck Hagel, during his conthis racial purity view may ring firmation hearing. Graham de- In an American society that I was born in Korea and know universities) care about origi- creative works and certificates. strongly with southern white scribed Cruz attack as 'Out Of values originality and creativ- the nightmare of its admis- nality, they should adopt the DePaul, which dropped the testmales in Republican primaries, bounds.* It is clear that many ity. it makes no sense to subject sions tests. I understand why flexible requirements of a few ing requirement in 2011, uses it is not the type of sound byte respected Republican leaders millions of students to *one-size China's teenagers flood their pioneering U.S. schools: New research-based essay questions 'that wins the Hispanic, Asian, are not enamored with Cruz fits all- testing that inspires bloodstream with amino acids York University now accepts to explore attributes such as Black, women and youth vote, one of the rising leaders of the uniform skills and conformity. cramming for the university en- results from other nationally leadership and long-term goals. In other words, racist senti- Tea Party. Other Republican This summer, I twice took an trance exam *gaokao.' or internationally accredited Universities that use cutoff
as, ey did in g h as Lie-l riogst, le oinat r itathcTe admissions test for U.S. grad Culturally speaking, I also exams in addition to the SAT scores as a quick-and-dirty way
aste i nteps.Lk-Rbo oepit ihteTaschool. Beforehand, I spent $ to filter applicants need to dewise, an anti-immigration view, Party because they support am- 170adpeiuevngsvote resources to find abte which is taken by some His- migration reform and advocate 1,70 aendpros eenings a1 bettnc hoe m r
panics as anti-Hispanic posi- a pathway for citizenship for il- words such as 'pulchritude" tafldardlzed exams deserve criticism because they fulfill school application essay to my tion, will not help the Repub- legal immigrants. and ipeain n o hlspypoesr etl
lican Party win the hearts and The question is will the Re- to soiveproeation a hw an Imaginary need for a common yardst and thy We philooph e y pres rseonl minds of Hispanic voters the publican Party be led by its tololveg problems suchnas the S o t an Ameria affildn. I wa bor In Kre and mtue itoev in mycus personld fastest growing ethnic group in right wing fringe and thereby foln ln "uina'se aving tenih o tsmisos ac-ts struggle aint o bause itwl
America. distance itself from most Amer- cutblneicesdb 0 ko h ihmr fisamsin ~$ hwteamsin or o
The recent government shut- icans, who are more moderate? percent during the year after my own experiences influenced
down showed a clear split in Or does the Republican Party she received a raise. The next my values and educational purthe Republican Party between and the Tea Party separate so year, her balance decreased by suits. SAT numbers like 1,200
mainstream Republicans and mainstream Republicans who $ 200, for a 20 percent decrease understand why standardized or ACT. This gives applicants or 1,900 are meaningful only if the conservative right wing are not so extreme can win pr-in her account balance during tests might be popular in societ- a chance to flaunt their knowl- we are trying to create a workfringe represented by the Tea maries and possibly national the two years. What was the ies that value conformity, such edge in a wider range of topics. force of automatons. That could Party. The Tea Partiers wanted elections? initial balance in her savings as Japan. But conformity can- Bard College's decision to give be fine for some counties, but
account when she received her not be achieved without pun- applicants the option to write by resisting standardizing forcraise?' ishing those who deviate from four 2,500-word research pa- es, the U.S. can help students
Standardized exams deserve the standards. As the Japanese pers is a progressive step to- cultivate their unique talents. criticism because they fulfill say, "The nail that sticks out ward a fairer assessment. Col- Katrin Park is a former Unitan imaginary need for a com- gets hammered back in." leges should require multiple ed Nations staff member who
i! ~ ~ ~ .mo n yardstick and they are If American colleges (I at- indicators of learning, such as spends her time in New York
Are you afrid1 of hlow you'll survive if ntjust an American affliction, tended Boston and Columbia a portfolio of research papers, and Asia.
food prices rise as SNAP benefits cut?

Teacher, Miami Retired Teacher, Liberty City

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Dominicans of Haitian descent

cast into legal limbo by court
3V Randal C. Archibold Jay College who has studied country that chose to identify M M
the relationship between the with the European elite." SANTO DOMINGO, Do- two countries. "It is a country of Top officials in the govern- Children born in the Dominican Republic For gen- immigrants, but no other group ment met on Wednesday to de- minican Republic to Haitian erations, people of Haitian is like the Haitians, which ar- termine how to carry out the parents, whose citizenship is descent have been an inextri" rived with the cultural baggage ruling, which cannot be ap- affected after a ruling of the cable part of life here, often of a history of black pride in a pealed. nation's top court
looked at with suspicion and damay, but largely relied on "q
all the same to clean rooms, build things cheaply and provide the backbreaking labor needed on the country's vast sugar plantations. "I am Dominican," said Ana Maria Belique, 27, who was born in the Dominican Republic and has never lived anywhere else, but has been unable to register for college or renew her passport because her birth certificate was no longer accepted. "I don't A
know Haiti. I don't have family or friends there. This is my home."
In a broad order that has reverberated across the hemisphere, the court has instructed the authorities here to audit all of the nation's bixth records back to June 1929 to determine who no longer qualifies for citizenship, setting off international alarm. m
The United Nations high commissioner for refugees warned that the decision 'may deprive tens of thousands of people of nationality," while the regional alliance of Caribbean,,ations, whc te D b-b

to join, condemnetV0=:s es of people are 'being plunged into a constitutional, legal and administrative vacuum." 'It is remarkably sweeping in terms of numbers: over 200,000 made stateless a staggering figure," said Laura Bingham, who tracks citizenship issues for the Open Society Justice Initiative. She and other legal experts called it one of the more sweeping rulings denying nationality in re100,00n ents outsbad t

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Domiica Reublc ad Hitito food service, Miami's waterfront enhancement project will help put our
- a sometimes cooperative, ofen t ad oc o l residents back to work.

violent relationship between two nations sharing one island
- the decision has brought to Please vote YES on #400 on your ballot to give our families the financial

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aitia n mwirants that
fill menial b lt o cn e d this side of
the border._______________________________________ ____An estimated 200,000 people born in this country have Haitian parents, according to the With e City Miami's u ntrei c budget, theconstant of a
last census, by far the largest immigrant group here and $1.4 v o n annual ayo can oa long towards our cia.
thus the one most widely affected by the ruling. Haitian ima'ainmigrants cp thaet ..

rungsof society here, and have

for generations, living in urban slums or squalid sugar plantatioincamps where wage abuse remains common, as a United larg

States Department of Labor re- i,
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plantations to cut cane under

the blistering gn. Many still

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honored for three

decades of service

s MannyHernu Miami-Dade County Pub- ing to the Board, the award lic School Board Member Dr. "acknowledges her commitDorothy Bendross-Mindin- ment, persistence, dedication
gall was recently honored for and sense of forbearance, all her commitment to foster- of which have contributed to
ing unity within the County's the positive transformation of multi-ethnic community at the Miami-Dade County within the Thirty-First Annual Unity Din- last 30 years." Bendross-Mindner Celebration hosted by the ingall accepted the award in Theodore R. Gibson Memorial the presence of friends, family Board of Directors. Accord- and colleagues.

Liberty City gets lesson

in healthcare reform
Miami-Dade County [M-DC] Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson joined State Senator Dwight Bullard and State Representative Cynthia Stafford recently at a public forum on healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act. The informative session was held at the Joseph Caleb Center in Liberty City. Guest panelists included: Janet Perkins, executive director, M-DC Office of Countywide Healthcare Planning; Dr. David Woolsey, physician, Jackson Memorial Hospital; Monica Russo, executive vice-president, SE|U Local 1991; and Annie Neasman, RN, MS, president/CEO of Jessie Trice Community Health Center. United Teachers of Dade President Fedenck Ingram also attended the event. Residents were able to enroll in a plan the Wednesday after the forum.
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Parents of dead athlete demand inquest U C' rn
By Natalie DiBlasio % autopsy, the private patholo- kind of conspiracy to conceal
The gist discovered his organs were the truth about what happened Child curls up with murdered dad
The parents of Kendrick missing and newspaper had to Kendrick and who did it to No one should have to endure the pain of seeing their parent die a
Johnson, the student-athlete been used to fill the body cav- him," Crump said. vion e athold ale a e d u t in o etteir di d,
found dead in a rolled-up gym ity. Crump said he believes the violent death, let alone a 3-year-old, but in Hollywood, one little girl did.
mat, are petitioning a Georgia "I feel outraged about them findings of an inquest would Armone Stanley, 34, was shot while on his way to Philadelphia Internajudge to order a coroner's in- stuffing my son's body with support the family's belief that tionalAirportandhadhisdaughterArvanacloseby. The young girl moved
quest into their son's death, the newspaper," Jacquelyn John- Johnson's death was a homicouple's lawyer said Tuesday. son said. cide. back and forth from the closet to her father's bed after finding his body,
Kenneth and Jacquelyn Benjamin Crump, the law- In a press conference Tues- which was covered with bullet holes, in a nearby stairwell. She did so
Johnson believe the surveil- yer who helped focus national day, lawyers said there are at for around 30 hours. The great grandmother of the child, Eloise Bryant,
lance video taken inside the attention on the 2012 shoot- least four video cameras in the said, "She told me he was dead, she saw blood all over and he wouldn't
Lowndes High School gym will ing death of Trayvon Martin gymnasium, one of which was
show what happened to their by neighborhood watch volun- aimed toward the corner where wake up."The landlord found the little girl curled up tightly in her father's
son. So far, only a short clip of KENDRICK JOHNSON teer George Zimmerman, said Kendrick's body was found. bed. He was told to check by the girl's worried mother, Anna Cassieri,
the video has been made pub- the discovery raises questions Officials have said they must 24. Arvana was on a two-week trip to visit her father and when Cassieri
lic. mat while trying to retrieve his about why Johnson's organs wait for consent from other mi- did not hear back, she knew something was wrong. As for Stanley, his
Johnson, 17, was found dead sneaker, went missing and couldn't be nors in the video before they South Florida relatives seem to be in shock that he was murdered. Police
Jan. 11. An autopsy conducted Earlier this month, Kend- examined in the follow-up au- can release it. by the Georgia Bureau of Inves- rick's parents revealed that topsy the family requested. The U.S. attorney's office has believe the murder to have been a hit. "They stood over this guy and tigation indicated Kendrick ac- when his body was exhumed "When you think about it the video and is reviewing the emptied a gun into him," said one of the officers. cidentally suffocated inside the over the summer for a second logically, it seems to be some case.
Hollywood police officer arrested on DUI charges
CledbDilvory Edgecomb, a Hollywood cop and former star running back for the Florida Atlantic Owls, was arrested by his own department on DUI
By Nadine Connell t", 1, often reacting out of emotional charges in September and immediately relieved of duty with pay. EdgeAlfrustration and a need to feel in comb, 27, was placed on administrative leave Sept. 30, the day of his
With recent estimates that as control. The threat of punish- arrest. As is customary, he was forced to turn in his badge, departmentmany as 34% of children in the meant is often discounted due to
U.S. are victims of some type of the heightened emotion of thc issued gun and squad car, said Lt. Osvaldo Perez. Edgecomb is now the
bullying, it is no surprise that moment and sensitivity to more subject of an Internal Affairs investigation into the case, Perez said.
parents, school administra- immediate interests, such as Edgecomb's attorney, Alan Steven Bernstein, could not be reached for
tors and policymakers are con- peer pressure. comment.
cerned. As well they should be. This does not mean, however,
Social media and related that our hands are tied when
technologies are opening doors considering consequences for
to new methods of bullying, bullying. It only means a a- ITexas m an accused of
making it critical to not only ternative methods, those that
prevent bullying and help vic- take into account how youth
tims, but also to implement 6 t'.1 learn and model behavior,
long-term intervention strate- could serve better in the fight
-term in" e vent c (CBS/AP) TERRELL, Texas
gies that focus on aggressors. to end bullying. Police say a man accused
Research that I conducted Parents and schools have of killing five people includwith colleagues, published in +-, more control over students' be- ing one who may have burned
the Journal of Youth and Ado- -haylor than we realize. Thats to death is in custody.
lescence, shows that boys who why it's imperative adults rewere bullies at 14 were more -APRPO spond quickly to bullying, en- accused of going on a killing
likely to be convicted of violent Polk County sheriff ilnvestiaors probe the suicide of Re oung that students know offenses later in life. This trend becCa Ann Sedwick last month at an old plant In Lakeland, such behavior will not be tol- spree Monday night, reports must end. erte. l Jumpn a o.a t -ad. By doing this while CBS Dallas. Police say the
But the use of criminal continuing to encourage youth bloodshed began Monday
charges, as in the recent Flor- as a punishment for bullying our nding of the ado- 'to engage in behavior that be- night at around 5 p.m., m a ida case against two girls ac- might not be beneficial to either mind. ets society a modeling house in Terrell where a worcused of bullying their 12-year- victim or aggressor, especially the capac y for self-regulation civility and respect ourselves an was found fatally shot. old classmate in the months because the youngest offenders in emotional situatmis, and we will help create the change The station reports that before her suicide, does little to fare poorly in our overburdened young offenderscannot ge we are looking for. less than a half hour later, stem the tide of bullying or act system. future conausqices n' the- Nadine Connell, Ph.D., is as- a Terrell firefighter observed
as a deterrent for others. If his- Studies summarized by the same way adults can. sistant professor of criminology a house on fire a few blocks CHARLES BROWNLOW tory is any indication, the use National Research Council Bullying behavior falls into at the University of Texas-Dal- away from the initial shootof the criminal justice system point to new developments in this category, as students are las. ing. After the fire was extin- again provided a suspect
"... guished, a female body was description matching that of
discovered inside the home. Brownlow.
C hris*o 11,v'~ olc say the fire was clearly Finally, CBS Dallas reports
Chris Brown's rap sheet continues to grow arson and established a that an off-duty officer saw
connection between the two the stolen vehicle and a man
Since 200 the singer h had a troubling strain of crimes. matching Brownlowvs descrip9, as g g Police received a call of tion at Ali's Market at 10:37
meltdowns, arrests and headline-grabbingfights a shooting at a third loca- p.m. The suspect fled and was
By Yohana D tion. In addition, he shocks tion around 10 p.m. No one apprehended at about 1:30
Bfan.sIn addtin h hocs awas injured in the incident, a.m. He was reportedly taken
fans after getting into an
At this point, the word "in- extremely vulgar, expletive- though witnesses described into custody without incident.
famous" seems to fit Chris laden Twitter exchange with someone matching Brown- A store employee was later
Brown like a glove, since comedian Jenny Johnson. low's description fleeing found shot dead at Ali's Marhe's now more famous for He deletes his Twitter ac- the scene in a vehicle alleg- ket.
his headline-grabbing ar- count after their fight, send- edly stolen from the burning Brownlow has an extensive
rests, meltdowns and fights ing out one final tweet call- home. criminal record that includes
than his music. Here's a ing Johnson a word that While still gathering details charges of burglary, assaultlook back at volatile history rhymes with "witch." at the third location, police family violence, possession
of the bad boy singer: January 2013: He gets received calls of another of marijuana, and unlawful
March 2009: Brown is into a fight with singer shooting. When they arrived, possession of a firearm, accharged with felony as- Frank Ocean in a parking police found the bodies of cording to the station.
sault after an altercation lot at Hollywood's Westlake a man and woman at the It is unclear if the suspect
with then-girlfriend Rihan- Recording Studios, accord- -ho0lo: Keyrk Dianenan, AFP/Getty Images home; both had been shot. knew the victims, who have
ha. The incident leaves her ing to police who were called Chris Brown, left, stands with his lawyer Mark Gegaros A 3-year-old child was found not yet been named. An inbloody and bruised, and to the scene. The fight al- while attending a hearing in court in Los Angeles on Aug. 16. unharmed and witnesses vestigation is ongoing. photos of her battered face legedly is sparked because
are leaked to the, public. Brown parked his car in woman accuses Brown of
Brown pleads guilty, is sen- Ocean's spot, with rumors assaulting her after his show tended to serve five years circulating that Ocean at a California nightclub. She probation and 1,400 hours dinsed Rihanna, and that alleges that he shoved her to
of community service. In Brown called Ocean gay ther geroun balyainrin et Aug. 2013, he is assigned an slurs and threatened to hrke.Bonltrtet ~
additional 1,000 hours, to shoot his entourage. In Au- ed "I didn't do anything," be completed before the end gust, a member of Ocean's but then deleted the tweet. U
of his probation on Aug. 25, entourage filed a lawsuit The accusation was dropped 2014. against Brown, saying he when the nightclub's reps
March 2011: He makes suffered a concussion and is stood by Br own, saying that
headlines for smashing a seeking damages they never saw him "push or
window and storming out May 2013: Brown is touch anybody."
shirtless of the Good Morn- charged with a hit-and-run, Oct. 2-7, 2013: Brown is .. ,
ing America studios, up- after allegedly crashing into arrested and charged with
set that host Robin Roberts a car, driving away and re- felony assault after he and asked about Rihanna dur- fusing to provide his name, his bodyguard allegedly at- [L] S'ml- q D (LI gff
ing his interview driver's license and insur- tacked a fan outside of the W 1-OT O -o~
rapper Drake are accused of himself in, spending about the police report of the taciprompting a bottle-smash- an hour in jail. He 'pleads dent, the victim, a 20-yearing brawl -not guilty and the charges old male named Isaac ParkNovember 2-012: Brown are dropped in August, af- er, says he tried to get in a Li ______________ Exp_goes back to court for a ter Brown reaches a civil photo that Brown was talkprogress report on his 2009 compromise with the other ing with a female fan, and Li _______________ Exp__domestic violence caseand is driver, that Brown punched him in ] _______________Ep__cleared of a probation viola- June 2013: A 24-year-old the face in response. LI Exp,_____________ __Authorized Signature
Brother of escaped inmate's victim faces charges Nae__________ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The He is the brother of Cedric tution in the Panhandle. TheAdrs brother of an escaped inmate's Slater, who was murdered 15 forged orders, cut their prisonAdrs____________________murder victim is under arrest years ago by Charles Walker. sentences from life to 15 years. City ____________State __Zip for making threats to the in- Walker and Joseph Jenkins Police officials say Sister bemate's family, were captured earlier this gan making credible threats to Phone __________emall__________Orlando Police officials say month at a Panama City mo- Walker's relatives after Walker Send to: The MiamilTimes, 900 NW 54St..*Miami, FL 331 27-1818 or Willie Siater ,Jr. was arrested tel. Authorities say they used was mistakenly released. Subscribe online at
Monday on an outstanding forged court orders to get Slater faces aggravated ',nc,,,doeF~oi~,onlaov t,
warrant and booked into the themselves released from the stalking and threats to kill Orange County Jail. Franklin Correctional Insti- charges.


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'Many 'Rivers to Cross, on Black Experience 10
illustrate the early years. In- ~ '
By Anita Gates the slave trade, chatting with 4prn tre fbaemn
contemporary black Americans womenn and children introduce
It always seemed pretty over Hoppin' John and iced tea, us to Harry Washington, one of
straightforward. And horrify- standing at seemingly innocu- George Washington's slaves, who
ing. Early African-American ous city intersections where 44_-'ran away from Mount Vernon history was the story of thou- shameful history unfolded.~~ and joined the British Army; to
sands of Africans who were cap- Everyone (you hope) knows ~'the first sit-in (a refusal to wortured, shipped like cargo to the that slavery existed at least T.1P ship from the "black pews") at
New World and sold into slav- as long ago as Ancient Egypt. ''. a Philadelphia church in 1786;
ery, mostly to work and die on Many are also aware that black "'j, and to Mound Bayou, Miss., an
Southern plantations. Africans helped the white slave all-black town founded proudly ~
But Henry Louis Gates Jr. traders who arrived on their by former slaves. But we're left
and PBS show us that history's shores. But Episode 1 ("The wishing there were time to learn
complexity in a beautifully done Black Atlantic: 1500-1800') more.
six-part, six-hour documentary, delves deeper in Sierra Leone, It is revelatory just how dif*The African Americans: Many the Temne people would sell the -NRLilsILferent a story sounds when it
Rivers to Cross,* which begins Loko people, so they didn't see it begins with "There, at the door,
on Tuesday night and continues as turning against their own Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. stood an enslaved man," rather
weekly through Nov. 26. and points out that Europeans eluding Eli Whitney's cotton gin, and the short-lived dreams of than 'a slave."
Gates the Harvard profes- invented the idea that skin color which led to the "second middle Reconstruction. The African Americans: Many
sor, author and critic is highly determined who was and was passage," and Nat Turner's re- The last three episodes cover Rivers to Cross visible, interviewing historians, not enslavable. As Mr. Gates ob- bellion. Episode 3 deals with *the 1897-1940 (Jim Crow), 1940-68 On PBS stations on Tuesday talking to older black Africans serves, "the dehumanization of many black men who fought in (the civil rights movement) and night (check local listings). who acknowledge that their an- an entire race" takes a while. the Civil War, what the Eman- 1968-2013 (the election of this Produced by Kunhardt McGee cestors became wealthy through Episode 2 goes up to 1860, in- cipation Proclamation didn't do country's first black president). Productions, Thirteen ProducDirty Antebellum secrets in Ivy Towers

,rv~lnocent or passive beneficiaries" ascendant slave-owning West
'Ebony and Ivy,' of wealth derived from the slave Indian planters.*

abo t h w lav rytrade. "Sometimes I chuckled at how
abou ho sla ery"Craig shows that what hap- contemporary some of these cohelp d unverstiespened at one institution wasn't lonial administrators were," Mr.
simply incidental or idiosyncrat- Wilder said.
grow ic," said James Wright, a former "There has been a fear that
president of Dartmouth College, there's something lurking in the
By Jennifer Schuessier which is discussed in the book. archives that will be devastating
"Slavery was deeply embedded in to these institutions, and that
When Craig Steven Wilder first all our institutions, which found people doing this work are mobegan digging around in univer- ways to explain and rationalize tivated by hostility," Mr. Wilder
sity archives in 2002 for mater-ial slavery, even after the formation said. "But history is a poor melinking universities to slavery, he of the American republic." dium for seeking revenge."
recalled recently, he was 'a little -Ebony and Ivy," published by The reparations debate has -4
bashful" about what he was look- Bloomsbury, documents connec- faded, along with much of the
ing for. tions between slavery and vari- controversy surrounding re'I would say, 'I'm interested ous universities' founding mo- search into universities and
in 18th-century education,' or ments, whether it is the bringing slavery. 'This movement, once
something general like that," Mr. zf $fr.~ of eight black -slaves to campus edgy and interesting, has been
Wilder said. Craig Steven Wilder, an M.L.T. history professor, spent a de- by Dartmouth's first president, taken to the vet and defanged
., But as he told the archivists cade researching "Ebony and Iv. Eleazar Wheelock, or the an- and declawed," said Alfred Bromore, they would bring out led- announcement by Columbia Uni- phy, a legal historian who speargers, letters and other docu- civilization based on bondage." plored connections between that versity (then named King's Col- headed a 2004 resolution at the ments. He also has a lot more compa- university and slavery. In Sep- lege) of the swearing in of its first University of Alabama apologiz'They'd push them across the ny in the archives. Since 2003, tember, the president of the Uni- trustees on a broadside paid for ing for the antebellum faculty's table and say, 'You might want when Ruth Simmons, then the versity of Virginia announced a with a single advertisement: for mistreatment of slaves on camto take a peek at this,'" he said. president of Brown University, 27-member commission charged a slave auction near Beekman's pus. 'It was often really great material announced a headline -grabbing with recommending ways to corn- Slip in Lower Manhattan. "Before the Civil War, about that was cataloged in ways that initiative to investigate that uni- memorate the university's "his- Wilder also ventures into more half of the student body came was hard to find." versity's ties to slavery, scholars torical relationship with slavery unexpected territory, including from the South," Ms. Sandweiss
Now, more than a decade later, at William and Mary, Har-vard, and enslaved people," in advance the rise of 19th-century "race said. "What was it about this Mr. Wilder, a history professor at Emory, the University of Mary- of its bicentennial, beginning in science" and the evolution of uni- place that made people feel like the Massachusetts Institute of land, the University of North 2017. versity fund-raising. Harvard, he it was a good place to send their
Technology, has a new book, "Eb- Carolina at Chapel Hill and else- But Wilder, scholars say, seems notes, emphasized its mission to sons?" ony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and where have completed their own to be the first to look beyond convert *heathen" Indians in its Lurking behind such historithe Troubled History of America's studies. particular campuses to take a early appeals for donations; by cal questions, scholars say, is a
Universities," which argues pro- And that tide is far from over, broader look at the role of slav- the late 18th century, its leaders more contentious contemporary vocatively that the nation's early Last spring, a historian at Princ- ery in the growth of America's were competing vigorously with one: What should universities colleges, alongside church and eton began an undergraduate re- earliest universities, which, he those of other institutions for the do today to make African-Amerstate, were "the third pillar of a search seminar on the little cx- argues, were more than just 'in- tuition dollars and patronage of icans feel as if they fully belong?

Mississippi needs $30 million for civil rights museum

State to celebrate bicentennial in 2017 __

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Obama, put brakes on deportati-on train
By Raul Reyes more immigrants qualify for tern Washington Post has noted that cities nship, a path to citizenship,
porary protected status, which this program could be expanded or permane nt relief from deportaPresident Obama is closing in provides them with work and resli to include other discrete classes s of tion. ll- can take limited action to on a record. Sometime around the dence permits. In 2010, a leaked people, such as the parents of ci make our systemn more humane. end of this year, he will have de- memo from the U.S. Citizenship zefl children, victims of domestic True, any executive- action on ported 2 million undocumented and Immigration Services revealed abuse, or whistle-blowers, immigration will anger conservaimmigrants, more than any other that the agency was exploring tive lawmakers. Rep. Bob GoodIpresident. "meaningful immigration reform SHOW SOME COURAGE latte, R-Va. told USA TODAY that
Enough, already. The Obama absent legislative action." Though Although Obama said last this "would effectively kill im, administration should put the an agency spokesman later char- month on Telem undo that expand- migration reform." Yet Goodlatte brakes on its deportation train. acterized the memo as an "internal ing the program would be 'very dif- and other House Republicans are The president has the authority draft," the legality of such inca- ficult to defend legally," that is not already effectively killing immigrato offer temporary relief from im- sures was not in question, true; it would just be very difficult tion reform with their inaction. A migration removals. With reform to defend politically. Immigration unilateral move by the president
stalled, the president ought to stop DEFER ACTION reform activists have engaged in might goad GOP lawmakers into
trying to appease Republicans by The president's most practical civil disobedience nationwide. Isn't actual legislating. being strong on immigration en- route to fewer deportations would it time the president display Simni- If Obama believes immigraforcement. He should consider ex- be to broaden the number of im- lar courage? tion reform still has a chance, he
ecutive action. migrants eligible for deferred ac- "I believe this president will be should not be deporting those who
Obama has options to allow un- tion. In 2012, his administration tempted ... to issue an executive might be eligible for a path to citi-Phoo Charles Dharapak, Ap documented immigrants to live announced the Deferred Action for order," Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., zenship. If he has given up on reVice President Joe Biden applauds as President Barack Obama without the threat of deportation. Childhood Arrivals program, aimed said in August, "like he did for form, he has every reason to move speaks about immigration reform, Thursday, Oct. 24, in the East Remember, this impacts only im- at helping those brought to the the DREAM Act kids a year ago, ahead with executive action. Eimigrants already here. He could U.S. illegally as children. Not only where he basically legalizes 11 mil- ther way, the right choice is to cut Room of the White House in Washington. The president said now end the controversial Secure Coin- has the program allowed 455,000 lion people by the sign 'of a pen." back on deportations. that the partial government shutdown is over, Republicans and munities program, which turns lo- young immigrants the freedom to The website PolitiFact judged this Raul Re yes is an attorney in New Democrats should be able to work together to fix what he called cal law enforcement officers into live and work openly, it has with- statement "mostly false." On his York and a member of USA 'TONa broken immigration system." immigration agents. He could let stood legal challenges as well. The own, the president cannot offer DAY's Board of Contributors.

Hot seat. for healthcare exchange website builders

Contr-actors for to Hdthiw ~ witnesses include officials from our (registration) tool," Slavitt's
tocontractors associated with advance testimony says. "It apthe launch, including Optum/ pears that one of the reasons
-fac Ho se p nelQSSI, Equifax Workforce Solu- for the high concurrent volume
By "el Kennedy allowed users to create new tions and Serco. at the registration system was
accounts and which caused John Lau, contract repre- a late decision requiring conWASHINGTON High the initial bottleneck issues on sentative for Serco, plans to sumers to register for an acdemand for health insur- the site. testify that his company has count before they could browse
ance coupled with confusion Still, Campbell said, CGI processed about 8.000 paper for insurance products."
between contractors led to is responsible for some of the applications since Oct. 2. The Obama administration
many of the problems that problems, too. Andrew Slavitt of Optum Wednesday created a series of
have plagued the HealthCare. 'Now, as more and more will testify that while the Data "alph teams" with insurance
gov website meant to allow users have been able to pro- Services Hub that they built companies after a meeting
uninsured Americans to buy ceed to the (exchange) over Me=r 1S 0 r-is working properly, and that between Health and Human'
insurance through the Afford- the past several days, more ~it has handled hundreds of Siervices Secretary Kathleen
able Care Act, an official with individuals have enrolled in thousands of operations a day, Sebelius, industry executives
the top contractor will say in qualified insurance plans,'* ~- the tool that allows people to and White House officials.
prepared testimony to a House Campbel' prepared testimony Helhaegvwbiehm register is made up of several The teams, Sebeli said in
panel Thursday. says. *However, the increased HataegVwbsehoepe.pieces from many different a statement after the meeting,
Cheryl Campbell, senior vice number of transactions in the Members of the Republican- "Despite such issues, HHS contractors. consist of "insurers' technology
president of CGI Federal, said (exchange) have caused system led House and committee said officials repeatedly assured 'Many of the critical com- experts and CMS technology in advance testimony for her performance issues (such as they want to know why, after the public that implementa- ponents developed by these experts, to iron out kinks in scheduled Thursday appear- slow response times or data as- the Government Accountabillity tion was progressing on time multiple vendors were over- the both the (enrollment) forms ance before the House Energy surance issues) that now need Office issued a report say- and as- intended, according to whelmed the virtual data and in direct enrollment.' They and Commerce Committee that to be addressed through tun- ing the exchange was behind a committee memo about the center environment, the are part of "the "tech surge'
another contractor was respln ing, optimization, and applica- schedule, federal officials hearing. software, the database system, that is incrementally improving
sible for the technology that tion improvement.. launched it anyway. Along with Campbell, other and the hardware, as well as performance at HealthCare.



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Miami Gardens police employ citizen patrol

MURDER CAPITAL tive of Miami Gardens Deputy strategies curb the recent spike they've seen the news or read Gun Reduction Program that will murder victim, which is just not
continued from 1A Chief Paul Miller, spokesperson in murders? Moreover, are citi- about it. We really need target those with illegal the case," Miller said. "Each hofor the department. zens right to assume that they people to get involved weapons; the deploy- micide has its own unique cirdays after Tequila was shot and "He has been very outspoken are now "living in fear?" and would rather they ment of more officers on cumstances and involve certain
killed, two men were critically not only in terms of his child's "The shootings in the City are call us and let us decide the street; partnering factors, like the victim knew the wounded in -Miami Gardens death but by also acknowledging not random," said Miami Gar- if the information is rel- with the federal Bureau shooter or it's gang or drug rewhile ordering food at a McDon- that things have been dens Mayor Oliver evant or not. It's little of Alcohol, Tobacco lated. But when someone is inald's dr*'ve-through window, going on around him Gilbert. "Violence at pieces of the puzzle that and Firearms and Ex- tent on killing another, there's
Fro ,ehth-grader at that he admittedly knew any time against any help us put it together." plosives, the State At- very little we can do. Sometimes
Som 'A'cademny in Miramar about now he says person is unfortunate. Miller noted that torney's Office and the those murders just happen to
who :fJ., sl'Qt the leg, says he had to pay the price The shootings that you crime is down in Miami U.S. Attorney's Office; be in Miami Gardens but could
she tI r'.irad to go outside. of ignoring those things speak of [both young Gardens 40 percent BOYD a gang resistance edu- have taken place anywhere.
Sadly, gun violence is nothing and being silent," Miller girls] were targeted in- over a five-year pe- cation and training pro- When you look at the crimes that
new to this youth whose older said. stances. The senseless riod. But he also acknowledged gram targeting fourth and sixth we can affect, like theft in order
brother, Ramario Francis, was Residents say they murder of Tequila For- that gun violence and homicide graders; Mobile Resource Units to stop burglary, that's where we
shot earlier this year. Nevilisha's are both tired of hear- shee was tragic and a remain a high priority [see the sent out to parking lots of fre- are bringing down the numbers."
mother, Velma Francis, told one ing guns shots explode GILBERT heartbreaking remind- chart for the recent numbers] quented business centers to help "Over the last five years when CBS reporter that while she has during the wee hours of er that bullets don't and are being "attacked in a youth or families in crisis; and the City started its own police
lived in Miami. Gardens for 18 the night and of the apathy that have eyes." multi-faceted way." a citizens patrol which kicked department, we have had, some
years, she believes that "it is causes people to refrain from Miller says both cases contin- off last week that uses residents success," Gilbert added. "While
time to move.* coming forward when they have ue to be investigated and adds STRATEGIES INCLUDE 'SHOT who have gone through Police we have not accomplished all
Meanwhile, Tequila's father, witnessed acts of violence, that law enforcement continues SPOTTER' AND MORE COPS Academy training and are now of our public safety goals, we're
Glenn Forshee, laments that to follow up on leads. According to Miller, while there in police-owned vehicles serving well on our way in our efforts
"the confidence of these crimi- MAYOR SAYS SHOOTINGS "In the Forshee case, an arrest are still standard law enforce- as the "eyes and ears of the com- and will continue until we make
nals is growing every day it's ARE 'NOT RANDOM' is not eminent either today or to- meant procedures that continue to munity." Miami Gardens the safest cornsad. The violence in Miami Gar- So*, what is going in Miami- morrow but the family has been be followed, Miami 'Gardens has "We have had 16 homicides munity possible." dens has to stop. It's growing by Dade County's third-largest city very cooperative and we are pur- gone on the offensive in terms this year versus 19 last year "There are some very bad buys the day." and highest Black-populated suing all potential leads," Miller of gun violence. Those changes so it is troubling when certain and good guys too living in our
Glenn has since gone on the municipality in South Florida? said. "More people have called in include: the hiring of 10 addi- members of the media make it City," Miller said. "But it simply offensive, both by his own ac- Have gun-toting youth taken about the most recent shooting tional police officers through the seem that everyone who lives isn't fair to paint Miami Gardens counts and based on the perspec- over the City and can new police (Francis] and I think it's because assistance of a federal grant; a in Miami Gardens is a potential with such a horrible brush."

New City manager takes over Miami Gardens Clyne & Associates acquired

BENSON according to -public record and community while encouraging the city manager that will ably by M iami-ba ed Lydecker Diaz
continued from 1A additional salary and vacation them to be more proactive and take us forward in the coming
compensation because his de- to work more in concert with the years." Miami Times staff repdot, firm has made. Prior to
allegations which were all prov- parture was an 'agreed termina- Greater Miami Gardens Chain- that, its growth had been
en to be false, makes you a dif- tion.' ber of Commerce; and analyzing BENSON TO LOOK FOR Attorneys from Reginald organic, with one or two atferent person," he said. 'Every- Benson has been in City Hall economic and redevelopment NEW POLICE CHIEF Clyne & Associates, includ- torneys coming aboard in
thing that was brought up as since April, working as one of opportunities along 27th Av- Benson added that in ad- ing partner Regi- order to meet the
either as an'accusation, an alle- two assistant city managers but enue, particularly the 441 cor- dition to his other tasks and nald Clyne, Esq., demand of a growgati 3the ha h : iiaed last week after the ridor and industrial sections. i goals, his first order of business were recently ac- ing clientele.
b_ om .ted. y ,an~d ty cointrission ex- "My goal is .t bujld the best' Is to begin to look for a new po- quired by the Mi- "We've always
I believe f my standpoint as tended him a contract. He says team for the best city," ie' add- "lichief.' According to Benson, tmi-bseul b!si.. been linked to ina professional I have moved on." his tasks will include but not be ed. Chief Matt Boyd recently an- ness law firm of centivized perBenson, who was first em- limited to the following: respon- "1 recommended Cameron nounced his retirement effec- Lydecker Diaz. The formance, rather
ployed by the City of Hollywood sible for daily city management; Benson because of his experi- tive January 2014. acquisition brings than a check for
in 1995 and has family mem- continuing a CRA study that he ence in government and his 'The Mayor is aware that the the total number of. a predetermined
bears who have lived in both has already begun whose find- willingness to serve the corn- police chief is leaving next year attorneys at the law about," he said.
Hollywood and Miami Gardens ings he will present before the munity," said Miami Gardens and he is aware that it is a pri- firm to 93.; Lydeck- "We reward people
for many years, did not leave end of the year; making orga- Mayor Oliver Gilbert. 'I believe ority hiring for the City of Miami er Diaz also recent- :. who bring in busihis former city manager's job nizational changes to stream- that he will be a breath of fresh Gardens," Benson added. ly moved to a larger ness, and support
empty-handed. He got a sever- line functions and improve effi- air to the residents and city gov. Boyd was not available for location but still R oiild Ch,1 Esq it, rather than exance package of close to $300K, ciency; promoting the business erinent alike. I know that he is comment. remains on Brickell pect someone to be
Avenue. a go-getter on they hopes
Pnn State Univerity tpay big bucks to abuse"Are we actively goino~out that a compensation comS State n trpats to ue m s looking for them? SouW, mittee will see fit to reward
ty~'yece 0ad~ th 4,,
PENN W-AT ceived a substantial settle- of the children-were from die-. crusts, instead of 15, starting. 'Xf-ft d
con&=I- fro ment and asked for, and' re- advantagedhomes. Sandusky, the next academic year, then Od~n their cqmnnunit Sophia Mci, previously
ceived, a face-to-face-meeting using his access to the dniver- the standard 25 starting the In reference to the *6p with Clyne & Assocates, claimed to be. In a statement, with a top university official sity football program, had be-- year after that. As a whole, the Clyne acquisition, Lydeeer 'also. -joined the 'Lydecker the university said some of whom he would not identify. He friended the children and then team will be able to offer 75 Vsays it's the first one te Diaz firm. the six remaining claims were said his client had an emotional repeatedly violated them. He scholarships, instead of 65, without merit and others were exchange with the official about was found guilty of 45 of the 48 starting next year, and that in possible settlement discus- "how to make things right," in- counts against him. number will increase until it
sions. The university retained cluding noneconomic repara- The scandal led to the dis- reaches the standard 85 by the U .S. Senate takes on stand
the law firm Feinberg Rozen tions, which included contin- missal in 2011 of Penn State's 2016-17 academic year. The L.L.P. to act as an independent ued counseling, head football coach, Joe Pater- team is still banned from bowl
third-party facilitator of the set- "You can never make whole no, who died in January 2012. games for three more seasons. tlement negotiations between 'anyone who is raped by an- Three former Penn State admin- Victims advocate groups have the university and the victims, other individual," Rieders said. istrators await trial on charges been less forgiving. LAW certainly did not work in my
"The board of trustees has "My client found the settlement that they were part of a crimi- "No amount of money can re- continued from 1A case," Fulton said, speakhad as one of its primary ob- acceptable under the circum- nal cover-up of the Sandusky store the innocence that was ing without consulting prejectives to reach settlements in stances.' scandal. The former president taken from the victims," said which, he said, show that pared remarks. 'The person
a way that is fair and respects Jeff Anderson, alawyer for two Graham B. Spanier, the retired Barbara Dorris, a spokeswom- Blacks cite'stand your ground that shot and killed my son the privacy of the individuals victims, said his clients were fo- vice president Gary Schultz and an for Survivors Network of laws at least as often as whites. is walking the streets today. involved," Keith E. Masser, the cused on Penn State's changes the retired athletic director Tim Those Abused by Priests. "It's This law does not work.*
board's chairman, said in a to prevent future abuse. Curley have denied the accusa- only because of their generos- RACE STILL COLORS STAND Lucia Holman McBath, the
statement. "They wanted to see new tions. ity and courage in speaking up YOUR GROUND DEBATE mother of Jordan Russell DaClifford Rieders, a lawyer who training and protocols before Over the past year, Penn that Sandusky was removed Race and politics were un- vis, implored the Senate to
negotiated one of the settle-, we got to the numbers," An- State has moved aggressively from his powerful position." mistakably woven into the resolve the nation's debate. ments, said the average payout derson said. "Over all, it was a to put the scandal behind it On the day Sandusky was event and in the broader Her son, 17-year-old Davis, matched other recent cases of very mixed feeling and experi- with reforms to the univer- convicted, Erickson pledged public policy' debate. There's was shot and killed nearly a child abuse, such as those in- ence for them. They broke the sity's management and over- that the university was de- little willingness in Congress year ago when Michael David volving the Roman Catholic silence and stood up to the man sight. The football program termined to compensate the to weigh in on the laws of 22 Dunn, 46, allegedly opened Church. The amount of pay- who overpowered them. At the initially received heavy penal- victims' and put into place a states that have some form fire on a Dodge Durango with ment for each of Sandusky's vic- same time, there's some deep ties from the N.C.A.A. But last system of control that would ofteo .Thslas n- ou teagrisdeatr timos,' however, was decided on and open wounds that can t be month, citing a positive report prevent a similar scandal from o P tepicy.Teelw gen orteaesisd fe
individual claims. Eight young closed or healed. They've gotten by George J. Mitchell, the for- happening again. erally cancel a per- complaining of their
men'testifled against Sandusky the voice back they didn't have mer United States senator who "We have made great strides, son's duty to retreatlodmscaday at his trial, describing abuse at as kids, but it isn't a celebration was appointed athletics integ- but a great deal of work re- in the face of a seri- di ing he saw a gu and his hand when they were boys or victory." rity monitor at Penn State, the mains," Erickson said Monday ous physical attack. thus a threat.Jordan
that included psychological ma- Sandusky, 69, is serving a organization decided to ease the "Our university is a better in- Members of Congress had been inside. Aunipulation, fondling, oral sex 30- to 60-year state prison sen- penalties. stitution today as a result of are busily engaged in thorities never found
and anal rape. tence. He was convicted in June The Penn State football team, the work and dedication of our their re-election ef- a gun in the vehicle.
Rieders said his client re- 2012 of abusing 10' boys, some for example, will e illb*Vd to trustees, administrators, facul- forts for next year's Dunn's trial is set for
of them at Penn State sites. All issue 20 scholarships to re- ty, staff and students," midterms, with 35 year.
Seats at stake in theI "You can lift this
: Senate, all 435 seats 1 nation from its inter--, ; ,,, -' "" 1" : t LL:" : ,: in the GOP-controlled MARTIN nal battle in which
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: h aadbeatin l T hmsiis at th catl record whose, release'Is is a politically divisive issue, Cneec fSaeLgsa
of ., a female o Angeles' oq wa pz ~t Ited by law. That sound more so in the wake of 'mass tures, 22 states have laws
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~~~~' ' 0 ... 'f and the acquttta1 .this yea~r of ''states aft Alabama, Arizona,
f.S.r h~i ld George Zinmierman, stirr-ed F'lorida, Georgia, Indiana,
~~thi'ad "bo !l~ag, and.h9' racial tensions and sparked Kansas, Kentuckry, LouisitoD0 iblie. we owe it to puyie" obiatnapr was returned to them in a body debate over stand your ground aria, Michigan, Mississipth vu, anld the son tinder arrest, bag," Crump said of Johnson's laws in Florida and at least 21 pi, Montana, Nevada, New
i avn,: to advocate for their In an even worse decision, family. "They deserve to know other states. Hampshire, North Carolina,
lieTheir lives matter, and 'Hoskins' white killer-- who ad- the truth of what happened to Martin's mother told the Oklahoma, Pennsylvania,
wtizt obody gives a damn when melted to. chambering a round teron"panel that she attended the South Carolina, South Daa, litl black or brown child i. and pungthe trger agan fter 'Indeed. But for far too many haigs eaoscn*tktTnese eaUa
eaonteground, I'm going to the gun didn't fire the first time BENJAMIN CRUMP 'Bakfmlelh none eariso enafaewtr canat oa Tenessee Teias, ahn
qttr." -- was allowed to plead ,guilty to this country's legal system, the lespuafcewtwhtas i'dW tVrgnacoig
Crump je a civil ights first manslaughter. With good behav- is in Valdosta refuse to release scales of justice are out of bal- happened winthd ti traged. tor the sat last inuingo responder and that's a good iar, he can be released after Just the surveillance video from the ince. And as long as they are, Ijs atdt oehr hs tt as nldn thing, two-and~a-half years of the 10- high school gym where Johnson Crump's work won't be done. to .,.. let you know how impor- Florida, have language statH. is right to question the way year sentence he received, died. Their lame excuse is that DeWayne Wickhram writes on tant it is that we amend this ing one may "stand his or her prosecutors have handled the It angers me that school oft, minor children can be seen in Tuesdays for USA TODAY. stand your ground because it ground.."

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to give up his BlackBerry
when he became president.
4But some of the foreign outrage is undoubtedly genu.ine Imagine the reaction in
,~ this country to revelations
that supposed allies were
tapping into Obama's conversations, or into millions of
I q)Americans' phone calls. The
ANGELA MERKEL latest disclosures are harmGerman Chancellor ful to Americas standing in
the world, and to its ability to
Hardly a day seems to go form and lead coalitions on by without some embarrass- causes ranging from couning new disclosure about terterrorism to fighting drug
the United States' electronic smuggling. eavesdropping on friendly What's lacking is a good
eavesrpn nt fiedl system for weighing the benOn Thursday, the British efit of intelligence that might
newspaper The Guardian, be gleaned from eavesdropciting a classified document ping against the potential provided by former National harm if it is exposed, Indeed, Security Agency contractor a former senior government Edward Snowden, reported official tells us tht in the
Skull fossil suggaests simpler thtteNtonlScrt past at least, this kind of costthat the National Security benfi analeysi w no madeAgency monitored calls of bnft iwsntmd
35 world leaders. The docu- within the intelligence agenment didn't name the nations cies but only when top admininvolved, but other reports istration figures offered 'policy ink to hum an lineage have cited Germany, France, guidance" ordering caution.
By John Noble Wlford over, he added, *since the Dmanisi casses dragged into the dens for M e, Brni and numerous entereintotheequation.
hominids are so similar to the Afri- the after-hunt feast, with nothing u Union offices. e into t nation After eight years spent studying can ones, we further assume that left but dinner scraps for curious are not g thused. Br gets uropghtna to put off s
a 1.8-million-year-old skull uncov- they both represent the same spe- fossil hunters,.r o msd rzlan ~ gwehrtp f
ered in the Republic of Georgia, cies.' Dr. White and other scientists President Dilma Rousseff trade pact. Countries pushing
scientists have made a discovery But what species? Some team not involved in the research hailed tonCsceda vii for hinh, to hdc-A e ira theInterthat may rewrite the evolutionary members simply call their finds the importance of the skull dis- to scheredefo rhsmonth. sthavehad teign ar s
history of our human genus Homo. *early Homo.* Others emphasized covery and its implications for un- Fn switthss routers ardeg of
It would be a simpler story with the strong similarities to Homo derstanding early Homo evolution. Hollande complained to the w e ue a sewftfewer ancestral species. Early, di- erectus, which lived between two In an article analyzing the report, U.S, ambassador and then wae bhave a ns picm
verse fossils those currently million and less than one million Science quoted Ian Tattersall of cae frdn e arato Don't buypanesbthings from
recognized as coming from distinct years ago. Tim D. White, a paleo- the American Museum of Natural Obama probaolr ia ca eiao
species like Homo habilis, Homo anthropologist at the University History in New York as saying that e Cr ae Nbabli
erectus and others may actually of California, Berkeley, called it the skull 'is undoubtedly one of ge Merkel contacted Obama.
represent variation among mem- *the most primitive H. erectus yet the most important ever discov- on ed es ai her itel- f l ead f r a
bers of a single, evolving lineage. known* noting that *it is more ered.' p igene sve raisd aus- ptnily e o W len
In other words, just as people similar than any other yet found A few scientists quibbled that in the NSA had hacked potential tusefu, would not
look different from one another to early Homo from eastern Afri- the skull looks more like Homo into ber celhone, include terrior t which
today, so did early hominids look A ca,* a group of hominids estimated habilis or questioned the idea that Tobessure, someof tos is the basis on which Nsld
different from one another, and the An artists rendition of to have lived 2.3 million years ago. fossils in Africa all belong to Homo doth too eavesdropping has eol
dissimilarity of the bones they left wh the original owner of All five of the skulls and skeletal erectus, but there was broad rec- much. They either spy on the.
U.S. themselves or would if Th Obma administration
behind may have fooled scientists Skull 5 may have looked like. bones were found in underground ognition that the new findings usays itis reviewing its poiinto thinking they came from dif- t these fossils were no more dens, suggesting grisly scenes were a watershed in the study of t' n ntheto Tn d world, This was the conclusion reached pronounced than those between from the perilous lives these early evolution, 'As the most complete th t se eltrociWe t t fralze a
any gasfive modern humans or Homos led. They resided among early Homo skull ever found,* Dr. system fo ltWsifri e
by an international team of scien- anyfe chimpanzees. The hominids carnivores, including saber. White wrote in an e-mail, *it will eadropping is not neces-toone h
tists led by David Uipaidze. who left the fossils, they noted, toothed cats and an extinct giant become iconic for Dmanisi, for only outry tiS i t The so go frard oeates a paleoanthropologist at the Geor- were quite different from one an- cheetah. All five of the individuals earliest Homo erectus and more ooc ronait w Ts soy nt on raend ar gian National Museum in Tbilisi, other but still members of one spe- had probably been attacked and broadly for how we became hu- res Obamaw told de detneta. as reported Thursday in the jour- cies. killed by the carnivores, their car- man.r
nal Science. 'Had the braincase and the face F ........................................
The key to this revelation was a of Skull 5 been found as separate As a FREE Community Service Program by North Shore Medical Center,
cranium excavated in 2005 and fossils at different sites in Africa, known simply as Skull 5, which they might have been attributed to we are pleased to offer the following Informative event:
scientists described as 'the world's different species,' a co-author of first completely preserved adult the journal report, Christoph Zolhomid skull' of such antiquity. likofer of the University of Zurich, Unlike other Homo fossils, it had said in a statement. Such was of- H
a number of primitive features: a ten the practice of researchers, long, apelike face, large teeth and using variations in traits to define a tiny braincase, about one-third new species. the size of that of a modern hu- Although the Dmanisi finds look man being. This confirmed that, quite different from one another, contrary to some conjecture, early Dr. Zollikofer said, the homihominids did not need big brains nids who left them were living at to make their way out of Africa. the same time and place, and 'so The discovery of Skull 5 along- could, in principle, represent a sinside the remains of four other gle population of a single species.' hominids at Dmanisi, a site in He and his Zurich colleague, MarGeorgia rich in material of the ear- cia Ponce de Le6n, conducted the liest hominid travels into Eurasia, comparative analysis of the Dmagave the scientists an opportunity nisi specimens, to compare and contrast the physi- 'Since we see a similar pattern cal traits of ancestors that appar- and range of variation in the Afently lived at the same location rican fossil record," Dr. Zollikofer and around the same time. continued, 'it is sensible to assume
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An aerial view of the Dmanisl excavation site.(foreground) IMedical Center


Holder seeks new strategies for 'active shooter' situations

By Joe Johns 2008, 324 people were shot and often pattrol officers -- not. neces- er situations. And it has joined introduction of Holder that the
145 were killed. sarily SWAT teamri- who serve with ot 'her federal agencies, lo- group's membership "profoundly
Attorney General Eric Holder "Although research methods as the tip of the spear~ in respond- cal partners and outside experts disagrees" with the Justice Desaid Monday that it has become and results vary, it's become ing to these incidents, to develop guidance for schools, partment's decision not to chalP
clear new strategies are needed clear that new strategies and "To save lives, the first officers churches, colleges, universities lenge laws legalizing marijuana in
to deal with how police respond aggressive national response to arrive must sometimes be the and private citizens on how to Colorado and Washington state
to "active shooter" situations protocols must be employed ones to directly engage an ac- prepare for such incidents, and not taking a stand against
those in which someone with a to stop shooter s in their tracks,' tive shooter," Holder said. "That's Holder also said that the Jus- legalizing marijuana, in Califorgun is still on the scene and fir- Holder told the police chiefs, why all law enforcement officers tice Department has placed an nia, as that state's Proposition 19
ing at victims. In the Navy Yard shooting, the must have the best equipment increased emphasis on evaluat- 'would do,
Shootings like last month's at police response time was consid- and most up-to-date training to ing threats with the goal of dis- "Ttif s
the Washington Navy Yard have ered extremely fast. D.C. Metro confront these situations. We owe rupting potential shootings and partment of Jutice, .i ur.'ie*;
tripled in recent years, Holder Police Chief Kathy Lanier said her 'these officers nothing less." other violent attacks, The FBI's will open the floodgates for. thote,
told the International Associa- officers were on the scene in se-Behavioral' Threat Assessment who want to legalize marijuana
tion of Chiefs of Police Confer- en minutes, which is about half LAW ENFORCEMENT Center has successfully disrupt- throughout the country, those
ence, and there have been 12 al- the national average response SEEK MORE DELIBERATE ed hundreds of potential shoot- who have the resources to place
ready this year. And he said such time. But still, 12 people were PARTNERSHIPS ings including 150 this year initiatives and referendums on
shootings have become more killed. ERIC HOLDER Holder said the Justice Depart- Holder said. state ballots and those who've
deadly a 150% increase in Experts say that despite a Attorney General ment has partnered with groups While Holder pointed to part- continued to profit from the sale
the number of people killed over quick response time, the first offi- like the IACP to train more than nerships with the IACG in active of this unlawful drug," Steckler
the past four years. According to cers on the scene often must wait Holder said that years of analy- 50,000 front-line officers, more shooter response and prevention, said to applause. Justice Department figures on until more highly trained spe- sis reinforces the need for "an im- than 7,000 on-scene command- there is disagreement on other Holder said the Department mass shootings, 404 people were cial weapons and tactics teams mediate, aggressive response to ers and more than 3,000 local, issues; IACG President Craig of Justice and law enforcement shot and 207 people were killed arrive, and in the interim lives active shooters. In order to pre- state and federal agency heads on Steckler, retired chief of police in agencies need "marriage counselfrom 2009 to 2012. From 2000 to could be lost, vent additional casualties, it is how to respond to active shoot- Fremont, California, said in his ing" in dealing with some issues.

Poll: DeBlasio in position for big win inn- maoyorsrc
ByV David W. Chan D. Beame, who won election Throughout this year's Wo ofNYC
and Megan Thee-Brenan in 1973 with a 40-point vic- campaign, Mr. de Blasio has
tory margin, the largest in an missed few opportunities to
Bill de Blasio is poised to open race since five-borough remind voters that Mr. Lhota
win the race for mayor of '~elections began in 1897. is a Republican and to suggest
New York City by a histori- There is one more televised that, despite Mr. Lhot a's sup- Ar a nNwYr iypwyS4 ndeM W rb"6n m
cally large margin, powered debate this week, and still a port for abortion rights and pmoff o Owvoqwu
by optimism that he will bring little more than a week until same-sex marriage and even ________________________about change and by over- the Nov. 5 election, but vot- the legalization of marijuana,
whelming voter disapproval of ers. seem to believe the race he is a sympathizer with the
the Republican Party. is over: a whopping 87 per- Tea Party movement. The poll H o2 O P m yow=o o m w# wc~ mmi WKi
Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat cent of likely voters say they makes clear why that ines- oWrhoI wn
who is currently the public expect Mr. de Blasio to win. sage, which Mr. Lhota says is
advocate, leads his Repub- Fewer than I in 10 likely vot- misleading, is effective as a
lican opponent, Joseph J. er are still uncertain about campaign tactic: in New York pnofardl
Lhota, a former chairman of teir vote choice, according to City, three-quarters of likely a at,,I*W, wP~vd i"ur..
the Metropolitan Transporta- tepoll. voters, including 4 in 10 Retion Authority, by 45 points A victory by Mr. de Blasio publican voters, view the Re- *0smp"510b
among likely voters, accord- Bill de Blasio, with his wife, would usher in a significant publican Party unfavorably ing to a New York Times/Siena ChraeM~a.shift at City Hall: despite the Mr. Lhota has repeatedly
College poll. That lead, which ChraeM~a.fact that Democrats vastly tried to portray himself as %1isywoimdoo$,h?
has remained remarkably Mr. de Blasio's overwhelm- outnumber Republicans in progressive on social issues ~ ~ I I ,i
consistent in multiple polls ing lead in poll after poll has New York City, no Democrat and conservative on fiscal is- __________over the last six weeks, sug- sent students of local politics has won a race for mayor since sues. His first television com- L gests that Mr. de Blasio could scrambling for the history 1989. *This election shapes mercial in the general election Wbai opof AvatcwMno win the most sweeping victory books. Although Mr. de Bla- up to be a perfect storm for campaign noted his commonin a mayor's race since 1985, sio is unlikely to surpass Mr. that streak to be swamped," ground with Mr. de Blasio,I when Edward 1. Koch was re- Koch's re-election margin, he said Donald P. Levy, director while criticizing the Democrat suggested that likely voters said he was a "typical Repubelected to a third term with a is flirting with a record win for of the Siena Research Insti- for wanting to raise taxes and saw little difference between lican," while just 32 percent crushing 68-point margin of a non-incumbent; that record tute, who added that the "out- supporting "reckless govern- Mr. Lhota and other members said he was a "different kind victory over his opponents. is currently held by Abraham come seems almost certain." ment spending." But the poll of his party. Fifty-five percent of Republican.'



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By Dr. Joresathe M. Capers nickname of "the vine that ate and ungratefulness block the light thing, but in everything, by prayer
the south.' This noxious parasite Growing up, we were taught that and petition, with thanksgiving, Ever wondered what happened to climbs over trees and shrubs so please and thank you were magi- present your request to God. Philipplease and thank you? There ap- rapidly; it kills them by completely cal words which we should never pians 4:6 (NIV) pears to be a spirit of entitlement blocking out the light. forget. Give thanks in all circumstances,
that has crept into our midst, much That is almost the same effect of The word of God emphasizes the for this is God's will for you in like the voracious, creepy, crawly, rudeness, a lack of gratitude and importance of giving thanks and Christ Jesus. Thessalonians 5: 18
kudzu vine swept across the South; a demanding attitude that seems being thankful. (NIV)
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Obama's faith and spirituality have changed
By Josh Lederman private person, Obama has shied threatened Obama's 2008 presi- last year in an interview with
away from all but the most gen- dential campaign. And persis- Cathedral Age magazine. "And a Triumphing for Jesus the Center. Funds benefit President Bar ack Obamais not eral descriptions of his spiritual tent, false claims that Obama is as President Lincoln once said, Christ Faith Holiness con- the students. Call 786-470an overtly religious man. He and life, After all, Obama had to dis- secretly a Muslim have followed 'I have been driven to my knees dudes their revival Oct. 30 7334, his family rarely attend church, tanco hiself from his longtime him even into his second term. many times by the overwhelming at 7 p.m. Call 305-573-7650, and he almost never elaborates pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, "This office tends to make a conviction that I had no place 0 Glory Temple iniin public about his own relation- when his anti-American rantings person pray more," Obama said else to go." N Perpetual Inter- tries' Food Bank, Invites,
ship to his Christian faith. But national Faith Church, the Liberty City community
far away from the public eye, his & Homestead, invites the pub- to their annual Thanksgiving
longtime advisers say, the presS- Ilic to their 4th annual Men's dinner, Nov. 20 at noon. Call
longtime. adisr say th .ri Breakfast-Men of Purpose 305-384-0138.
dent has carefully nurtured a
sense of spirituality, when the Conference, Sat., Nov. 2 at 9
obstacles to governing a deeply a.m. Call 305-898-5392. a New Day In Christ Individed nation seem nearly insur- vltes the community to a
mountable. Every year on Aug. 4, Theatre of Creative free Mind, Body and Soul Enthe president's birthday, Obama AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL Community M.B. Church Consciousness of the hancements; self-improvetRe. Caommu n .Arts, Ft. Laud. presents "A ment class and Zumba FitRev. Carl ohnson Devastating Impact" (the ness. Call 305-691-0018,
Metropolitan A.M.E. Church 2330 NW 93rd St. e 305-836-0942 stage play) about HIV/AIDS
Rev. Vernon C. Miller
1778 NW 69 Street Antloch M.B. Church on Sat. Nov, 2nd at 1 and 6 n A Mission With A New
305-696-4201 Rev. Larrie Mh Lovett, p.m. In the African-American' Beginning Church Wom2799 NW 46th St. 9 305-634-6721 research Library and Cultur- men's Department provides
APOSTOLIC al Center. community feedings. Call
Friendship M.B. Church 786-371-3779,
Apostle Revival Center Rev. Dr. Gaston Smith a Fifth Church of Christ,
Dr. G.S. Smith 740 NW 58th St. 305-759-8875 Scientist Invite the public 0 Bethany Seventh-Day
6702 NW 15th Aye. 305-836-1224 to a Spiritual Solutions for Adventist Church hosts
SGreater St. James B International Desperate Situations, Sun, bereavement sharing group
4875 NW 2nd Ave. 305-759-9358 Nov, 3 at 2 p.m. Call 786- meetings, every 2nd Sunday
Revival Tabernacle Assembly of God 261-6961. from 3-4 p.m. Call 305-634Rev. Leonard S. Shaw Jordan Grove M.B. Church 2993.
2085 NW 97th St. 305-693-1356 Rev, Douglas Cook, Sr. 0 Ufelline Outreach MinBARACK OSAMA 5946 NW 12th Ave. 305-751-9323 istries will host the Expect I Street Evangelist OutBAPTIST the Great Explosion Summit, reach Ministriles will conMt. Calvary M.B. Church Nov. 13-15 at 7:30. duct free personal, courses
convenes a group of pastors by Hosanna Community Baptist Church Rev. Dr. Billy Strange, Jr. on evangelizing without fear.
phone to receive their prayers for Rev. Charles Lee Dlnkins 1140 Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd. e 305-759-8226 The African Heritage oal without-fear.
him for the year to come, includ- 2171 NW 56th St. 305-637-4404 I Call 786-508-6167.
ing prominent religious figures St.Mark M.B. Church Cultural Arts Coalition,
such as megachurch pastor Joel New Birth Baptist Church 1470 N.W. 87th St. 305-691-8861 Inc. [AHCAC] and JAC a New Vision Gospel
Hunter, Bishop Vashti McKenzie Bishop Dr.Vlctor T. Curry [Joint Alumni Coalition, Community Choir will celof the African Methodist Episco- 2300 NW 135th St. 305-685-3700 New Christ Tabernacle Church Inc.] cordially invite the ebrate *Eunice Watson Ubpal Church and the Rev. Joseph Rev. Harold Marsh public to support The Spirit erty Day Celebration," Dec.
Lowery, a civil rights activist. Si John Baptist Church 1305 NW 54th St. 9 305-835-2578 of Excellence Gala and Dr. 7th at 7 p.m. African HeriEach morning for the past five James Dean ASdams Carton G. Fisher Banquet stage Cultural Arts Center.
ears morefor osthofphsaie 1328 NW 3rd Ave., 305-372-3877 Second Cann M.a. Church 7-10:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 at Call 305-318-8452.
years, before most of his aides Rev. Jeffrey Mack
even arrive at the White House, Greater Harvest Baptlst Church 4343 NW 17th Ave. e 305-638-1789
Obama has read a devotional Rev. Kenneth McGee
written for him and sent to his 14135 NW 7th Ave. 305-725-6321 NON-DENOMINATIONAL
with reflections from attorneys William Lyons
literary figures like Maya Ange- New Philadelphia Baptist Church CFYCORPORATE. ORG
lou and C.S. Lewis. Rev. Rickle Robinson Sr. P.O. Box 472-426, 33147-2426 305-799-2920 Donley I and Amber Williams
8640 NW 22nd Ave. 305-505-0400 were married on August 3,
New Vision For Christ Ministries 2013 at the picturesque Maison
YOUR FAITH GROW CHURCH OF CHRIST Rev. Michael D.Screen & Jardin in Altamonte Springs,
WHEN YOU WORK AT IT 13650 NE 10th Ave. 305-899-7224 Florida.
"Ive certainly seen the presi- Brownsville Church of Christ The bride is a graduate of
dent's faith grow in his time in Min. Harrell L. Henton New Ufe Christian Center Bethune-Cookman University
office,- said Joshua DuBois, 4561 N.W. 33rd Ct. 305-634-4850 Rev. Bruce Payne and Florida Coastal School of
an informal spiritual adviser to 7654 NW 17th PI. 786-536-9039 Law. She is presently employed
Obama who writes the devotion- Liberty City Church of Christ at Florida Coastal School of
als and ran Obamas faith-basmd Dr. Freeman T. Wyche, Sr. Divine Hope Restoration Ministries Law in Jacksonville and is the
office until earlier this year. 1263 N.W. 67th St. 305-836-4555 Apostle R. Caleb Jean
16601 NW 8th Ave. # 786-419-0728 daughter of Alice Barthell of
When you cultivate yor faith Pembroke Park Church of Christ Lakcland, Florida
it grows." 3707 SW 56th Ave. PENTECOSTAL The groom is a May 2013
Obana is particularly moved Hollywood, FL 33023 954-962-9327 graduate of Florida A & M Uniby theories that draw connec- Signs and Wonders Int'l Ministries versity College of Law and on WILLAM LYONS DONLEY III
tions between biblical themes MISSZONARY BAPTIST Apostle Prophet Dr. Marty Glenn Davis September 30, 2013, he was AND AMBER WILIWAMS
and the personal journeys of 3982 NW 167 St. 305-628-4434
historical figures like Abraham Walking In Christ M.S. Church sworn in as a member of the ily of Palm Beach and was weln.Lr Mob Florida Bar by Judge Teretha coned into the Florida Bar by a
Lincoln and Martin Luther K~ing Rev. Larry Robbina, Sr. New Life Family Worship Center Lundy Thomas at the Palm courtroom full of Cunningham
Jr., DuBois said. He added that 3530 NW 214th Street Pastor Barbara 3. Boyce
the president's spiritual strength 305-430-0443 1195 NW 119 St. 305-308-5064 Beach County Courthouse. lawyers. He is the son of AtWilliam is the first of the third- torney Latricia Cunningham
is his belief that God ii1 carry New Union Grove NO Church UNITED METHODIST generation attorneys in the Donley and the late Dr. William
him through to see another day Pastor Marvin McIntyre, Sr. prominent Cunningham fain- Lyons Donley II.
even amid crises like the debt- 2905 NW 62nd St. 305-836-4839 Ebenezer United Methodist Church
and-spending debacle that's en- Rev. Dr. Joreatha McCall Capers, Sr. Pastor
snared Washington for the last New Canaan Missionary Baptist Church 2001 NW 35th St. 305-635-7413 Conference at New Start Outreach
month. Rev. Paul West, Sr.
'Because of these grounding 5598 NW 7th Ave. 954-981-1832 Host Pastor, James Newton vember 10 at 11 a.m. Conferaspects of his life, he doesn't let and the New Start Outreach ence will be held at 5126 NW
the day-to-day challenges really Christian Center will have their 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33142.
shake him," DuBois said. 7 Healing and Spiritual Warfare Come learn about the hidden
The image of Obama as some-I Conference with Pastor Jim issues confronting our church
onewho draws heavily on faith to Landry from Beaumont, Texas today.
guide his daily life contrasts with starting Thursday, November For more information our
his public persona. An intensely 7 and Friday, November 8 at 7 website address is www.newp.m.; Saturday, November 9, 10 startoutreachchristiancetner.

igGod should never be an afterthought a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sunday, No- org.

THANKS that God has done creates an praise is worship. And worship God is still in control ... an W om en help'Savet
continued from IB atmosphere that ushers in the changes the atmosphere. Lyri- omnipotent, all powerful God,
i light. cist, William Murphy, said it very capable of bringing our CANCERseedsthcohirfte
tOddly enough, even the most Light that illumines the this way: "Praise is what I do. out-of-control feelings into continued from 13 committee and said it was a "thankful person might find it darkness. Light that has the Even when I'm going through, captivity. This too shall pass. great way to "heighten breast
difficult to give thanks in the potential of changing our per- I've learned to worship you. Give thanks.caersvio.cnerwrnsriefud midst of despair, darkness and spective while regulating our Though my circumstance Dr. Joreatha M. Capers is the Belvit Jordan spoke about and honor survivors and reSdisappointment, emotional barometer. Light doesn't stand a chance, my senior pastor of Ebenezer Unit- the challenges she and her member those less fortunate.'
"When things get tough the that can serve as an antidote, praise outweighs the bad." ed Methodist Church located at team faced in order to pull off Sponsors included: the City tough often get going." stronger than any vaccine cre- Go ahead. Try it. Say it and 2001 NW 35th Street in Miami the fourth annual event. She of Fort Lauderdale; Better ConHowever, giving thanks to ated by humankind, believe in your heart that and has served there for the said her committee consisted cept, Inc.; Axum Management,
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Leroy Smith shows that its never too laeto find salvation

SMITH became' an excellent student." the left leg with a 1 2-gauge shot hospital chaplain introduced Tired ofW orrying
continued from lB His mother died when he gun near their interlude spot me to a man with a similar past, o
~~~~~~~~was eight years-old on May 18, off Biscayne Boulevard, who helped me get through my Eplrho Gdasifntgodbnstut
about what was happening in 1969. When Smith came out of siut- deep depression by counseling Eplrho Gdasifntgodbnstut
the man's apartment at night. As an adult, Smith said, "I gery, his doctor informed him and praying with me, on a daily in the power of good to help us Overcome
"I would wake up scared out discovered there were many that he was HIV-positive and basis, for six months. I then worrying and fear.
of my wits," Leroy said. "I knew men like the one I had met in infected with Hepatitis C. started going to church." if I said anything, I would still my childhood and if I was nice After three months in trac- Smith, an eighth-grade drop be left alone and then who to them, I could get money and tion, unable to move without out, also returned to school. International Speaker,
would look after me? I was bul- other thiings I wanted from assistance, Smith was trans- "I took the GED test six timesLoeoRdrgzia lied at school so I didn't really them." ferred to what was then called now I have two doctoratesLoeoRdrgesa
have any friends. I began to like "This was the beginning of The Human Resource Health in education and divinity," he practitioner and teacher of
the attention I was getting from being in a different world," Center [currently owned by added.I Christian Science healing
the man, so I kept quite about he said. "That world included Jackson Health Center] on In May, 1994, Smith orga- and member of the
his touching me." prostitution, alcohol, other 25th St. and 25th Ave. and re- nized the More Than Conquer- CrsinSec or
drugs, transvestitism and rob- mained there for an additional ers Outreach Ministry and in ChitaSiecBor
LIKE SIN, SALVATION bing my 'clients' when I wasn't three months in a body cast. 2000, he founded the Coin- of Lectureship.
IS A PROCESS pleased with the money I was "After that process, I had to inunity Hope H-ealth & Human
Those early experiences given. In the beginning, I loved learn to walk again," he said. Services Corporation.SudyNoebr3203a200pm
taught Leroy many lessons, he that lifestyle but in the end, it "Then came the wheelchair, a "I spent 27 years in sin andSu ayNoebr,203a2:0pm says: "Lessons I wish I had nev- almost cost me my life." walker, crutches and canes. It 27 years being saved," he said. Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist er learned. After being taught A disgruntled clientt,' lone was at this point in my life that "I pray that others will chose to perform repetitive homosex- who had been robbed by Smith] I begged God to take me from salvation. There is nothing like 1600 NW 54 St., Miami, Fl. 33147 usi acts at such an early age, f came after him and shot him in the lifestyle I was living. The it in the whole world." 305-696-3766


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other medical conditions. need two doses. "If they only get
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for Disease Control and Preven- 6-23 months vaccinated that season." A new report says children, even those without serious
tion found that 830 kids died 66% CDC director Tom Frieden medication conditions, can die from complications from the
from flu-related complications 2-4 months says, "All too often, people dis- flu.The CDC suggests that everyone 6 months and older get
between October 2004 -and __________ag59% miss flu as a mild illness, but a flu vaccine. greater
September 2012, and most of 5-12monthsevery year, children, including
those children hadaton not goten
those children had not gotten a43% healthy children, die from flu." or body aches, headaches and onset of the flu symptoms.
flu vaccine. Pneumonia was the 43% The CDC says 56.6 percent fatigue. Some people may have Cerebral palsy, which afmost commonly reported corn- 13-17 months of kids, ages 6 months to 17 vomiting and diarrhea, though fects less than one percent of you,
plication among the kids who Now PercntuWaOm bmuwids years, got one or more doses of this is more common in chil- the kids in this country, was died. Their median age was 7. swmn o emsm a the flu vaccine during the 2012- dren than adults. reported among 10 percent of
The report also shows that 13 season. Among the findings from the children who died while infect43 percent of the kids who died Karen Wong, a CDC medical of- The pediatric deaths from report, out in November's Pedi- ed with the flu. (6ti a
from flu complications were ficer. These findings reinforce the influenza complications are atrics, published online Mon- Kids with medical conditions otherwise healthy and didn't that *prevention is the best reported to a national surveil- day: such as this should definitely
have high-risk medical condi- strategy, and the best strategy lance system, but the numbers Of the 794 children who get a vaccine every year, and, tions such as asthma, diabetes, we have is vaccination," she may be underestimated be- died whose medical history was as an additional way to protect I certain types of cancer, congen- says. cause they include only deaths known, 43 percent had no high- them, everyone in the house- Ru
ital heart defects or neurologi- "The most sobering message that were confirmed by a flu risk medical conditions; 33 per- hold should, too, Wong says. cal disorders such as cerebral is that almost half of these chil- test, Wong says. The tally of 830 cent had neurological disor- One reason people may not palsy or epilepsy. dren had no underlying medical deaths doesn't include the 167 ders; 12 percent had genetic or get a flu shot: Tere is a myth
Children with those types of condition these were normal, pediatric deaths from last year's chromosomal disorders. that the flu vaccine can cause Yew P health problems are at a greater healthy children," says William flu season. 35 percent of the children the flu, but that's what it is a
risk of dying from flu complica- Schaffner, professor of preven- The flu is a contagious respi- died before hospital admission. myth. It does not cause the flu," tions. tire medicine and infectious ratory illness caused by influen- "They died at home or on the she says.
The CDC "recommends that diseases at the Vanderbilt Uni- za viruses that infect the nose, way to the hospital or in the Schaffner says, "The vaccine all children 6 months or older versity School of Medicine. He throat and lungs, the CDC says. emergency room," Wong says. isn't perfect, but it's good. You get the flu vaccine every year, was not involved in this report The flu can cause mild to severe Children without medical might still get the flu, but if you and this report shows that any but is a member of the CDC's illness. Signs and symptoms conditions were more likely to do, it will be a milder case and child can be at risk for severe advisory committee on immu- include fever or feeling fever- die before hospital admission. you are less likely to get the complications from influenza, nzaton practices. "That's a ish/chills, cough, sore throat, 63 percent of the children complications of pneumonia, says the report's lead author, profound fact when you think runny or stuffy nose, muscle died within seven days of the hospitalization and death.' .....


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Marie Desir, Director of Oncology, Manny Linares, NSMC CEO, Manoucheka Thermitus, NSMC Director of Business Development, Patrick Beaver, NSMC CNO, Shana Crittenden, NSMC COO, Howard Brown, NSMC CFO, Mica Senot, RN, Michele Etlenne-RN.

NSMC celebrates world cultures multicultural fair

Administrators, physicians Linares, CEO of North Shore nica, Nicaragua, Haiti, Domini-m and employees recently cel- Medical Center. can Republic, Israel, the Unit-m
ebrated the various cultures "South Florida represents a ed Kingdom and the United at North Shore Medical Center very diverse population, and States. with a Multicultural Fair. we are pleased to bring our em- Employees representing their "The Multicultural Fair at ployees together, in celebration native country by providing North Shore was an experience of the different cultures repre- food samples of some popular where employees could come sented here at the hospital." cuisine as well as historical together and share their cul- The successful fair had em- artifacts such as costumes, -"'
ture through food and tradi- ployees representing countries headpieces, woodcarvings, pottional dress from their respec- of Jamaica, Africa, Cuba, the tery, currency, music, videos
tive countries," said Manny Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Domi- and posters.
Tea Party targets Farm bill subsidies

By Fede~Uok houe compromise, saying neither Grassroots Tea Party activversion does enough to slash ists, whose opposition to the Toda e te rn pretae fe
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revolt in Congess over Presi- its," said Dan Holler of Heni- to reduce government spenddent Obamna's health care law tage Action. ing and will make their dimare readying for Round 2. His group is urging lawmnak- pleasure known in next year's For more informaton on keeping ..
Their top target: the sweep- ere to approve a one-year ex- midterm elections. your grandchildren healthy and .mU NTE
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come. Next week, a group of bad law for another three to Part activist from Valdosta, lawmakers will meet to begin five years," he said. Ga., who is one of 6,000 Heria O e o aa-u "r
hashing out differences be- The latest confrontation over tag Action "sentinels" who tween the Senate and House the farm measure underscores pushed to defund the Afford- ?
versions of the farm bill. Con- the rift between the pro-small- able Care Act and is closely servative groups, such as government Tea Party fac- watching developments on the Heritage Action for America, tion of the Republican Party farm bill. "It's called the balare lobbying to jettison any and the business community. ance of powers."

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Medicare open enrollment brings changes

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Not since the BP oil disaster
has the public been treated to
a round of finger-pointing and inexcusable
buck passing as it was Thursday at the first congressional p mfix i
hearing on the health exchange The president promisesto t
website breakdowns.
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icaid Services were to blame for (24lems with a new health carelnae
deciding to go live despite signs website, but argued that
of trouble. Add in a bizarre the Affordable Care Act as.a
call by the hearing committee whole is working as planned.
for celebrity tech fugitive John While ,Healthcare~gov.
McAfee to ride to the rescue, "hasn't worked'as smoothly Aside from the weband you have all the makings of as it was supposed to work," site, Obama said the 2010
a Dilbert cartoon. Obama s during a White health care law is providHouse speech that unin- ing consumer protections
A MAJOR UNDERTAKING u,--' inred Americans have been and, benefits for millions of
Anyone who ever worked on
a website launch or redesign
can sympathize with the plight
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in the last few weeks. Delays, From left, Cheryl Campbell, senior vice president of CGI Federal; Andrew Slavitt, group exec-
technical snafus and the inevi- utive vice president for Optum/QSSI; Lynn Spellecy, corporate counsel for Equifax Workforce table "de-scoping" of vital cr- Solutions; and John Lau, program director for Serco, listen to questioning on Capitol Hill in vice functions ahead of launch "
to make deadline are the stan- Washington, Thursday, Oct.24,2013, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee heardards, not the exception. Yet few ing with contractors that built the federal government's health care websites.The contractors have had to perform against the responsible for building the troubled website say it was the government's re-pressure of unveiling a work- sponsibility not theirs to test it and make sure it worked.
*ing product in the spotlight of
the biggest social and political lay in the mandate, beyond the last year, and you'll see finger- nected. As harsh as they seem issue of our times, other than penalty assessments, may still pointing of the first degree. at the time, though, we get maybe Social Security. be a matter of hot debate for The launch of Grand Theft through them. Unlike with BP,
While the website mess will both practical and political rea- Auto, Apple Maps, and Mi- or even the Challenger disaster certainly go down as one of the sons. crosoft Vista all spurred great in 1986, nobody died. So they
great case studies on how not But even a small delay will gnashing of digital teeth at the went from the front page to old to launch an Internet service, not affect how this initiative will time, but did not ultimately news rather quickly. it will not dictate the legacy of ultimately be judged. Democra- hurt the reputations of their The granddaddy of them all, the Affordable Care Act. Indeed, cy is a messy business. Plenty creators. of course, was the tech disaster p -4Iatosaw LOe
several of the state websites of major government programs that never was, Y2K. The turn Prsident Obam speaks about th Afflordabkl Cam
are doing just fine, and once are still argued about decades A LENGTHY LIST of the millennium computer Act alonside people who have alredy benIR from
the political grandstanding on later. Yet the politics behind The list goes on and on. The and software scare held the en- the legislion at the White House on 0ct.21. is over it's their implementation is seldom team at Nasdaq is still smarting tire world at breathless attennot by a long shot we'll be remembered. The history of over how their systems handled tion as 1999 came to a close able to sign up for coverage. Americans, including roamable to finally begin assessing great technical snafus serves as the Facebook IPO in 2012, not and helped spawn the modern Trhe product the health moffams and birth control just how well the Affordable a guide. to mention the great blackout tech consulting and contracting i is good," services. He told stories of
Care Act works and whether it Ask the good folks at United in trading on Wall Street earlier business. As the clock struck Obama said. "The prices are now-coveried Americans who indeed helps reduce costs. Airlines or Continental Airlines this year. Great tech hiccupi midnight that New Year's Eve, good. It is a good deal." had once been denied insurhow the merger of their com- all, and seemingly happening nobody was quite sure how long Facing attacks from Re- ance, because of pre-existing A MANDATE DELAY? puter systems and customer with more and more regular- we would have to wait before all publicans and other critics 'conditions.
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exchanges. Some of the ads currently on about "changes to health care." D, :l mme Mma teaytoe ort whe r elota
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The poor often pay more Health and Human Services. ture of the Affordable Care Act announced that Stakes are high jor health care law
In about 530 counties, only a which really deals with that Obama has tapped for Pres.0Obama overhaul in 2010, By Reed Als|on, Kaie Thorn- in the law's online exchanges. single insurer is participating. problem," said John Holahan, Jeffrey Zients, a Obama accomas and Jo Craven Mcg1inty Those places, many of them The analysis suggests that a fellow at the Urban Institute, former deputy White House plished something that Thepoor, are being asked to choose the ambitions of the Affordable who noted that many factors budget director who has odore Roosevelt, Harry Tru-" As technical failures be- from some of the highest- Care Act to increase competi- determine costs in a given mar- helped the president fix oth- man, Richard Nixon and Bill. devil the rollout of President priced plans in the 34 states tion have unfolded unevenly, ket. "I think that all else being er troubled government pro- Clinton all tried and failed to Obama's health care law, evi- where the federal government at least in the early going, and equal, premiums will clearly be grams, to lead the embattled get done during their time dence is emerging that one of is running the health insur- have not addressed many of higher when there's not that Department of Health and leading the country.
the program's loftiest goals ance marketplaces, a review by the factors that contribute to competition." Human Services' effort to re- "The longer this gets de- to encourage competition The New York Times has found. high prices. Insurance compa- The Obama administration pair the online exchange. layed, the less believable
among insurers in an effort Of the roughly 2,500 coun- nies are reluctant to enter chal- has said 95 percent of Ameni- Zients' appointment came the excuses of the Obaaa to keep costs low is falling ties served by the federal ex- lenging new markets, experts cans live in areas where there a day after Obama acknowl- administration become to short for many rural Ameni- changes, more than half, or 58 say, because medical costs are are at least two insurers in the edged deep disappointment people,"' said Susan Maccans. percent, have plans offered by high, dominant insurers are exchanges. about the problematic roll- Menius, a political scientist
While competition is intense just one or two insurance carri- difficult to unseat, and power- But many experts say two out of the law's enrollment at the University of South in many populous regions, r-u- ers, according to an analysis by ful hospital systems resist ef- might not be enough to create process. Florida. "It feeds into the
ral areas and small towns have The Times of county-level data forts to lower rates. competition that would help The online website was Please turn to WEUSBITE 8
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U.S. obesity rate levels off, but still an epidemic

More than a third of adults are 35 There was no significant
change in obesity among men
pounds over a healthy weight and women. In 2010, 8 peU Cent of women were obese; in 1y Nanel Helimich that we're not seeing a change 2012, 36.1 percent. In 2010,
in adult obesity." 36% 35.5 percent of men were
Obesity among U.S. adults Harvey Grill, president of 34% 36% obese; in 2012, 33.5 percent.
is continuing to level off after the Obesity Society, says, "The 1. Percentae arerounded, 317e The middle-age spread is
several decades of skyrocket- fact that we're at 35 percent Source: Natiotnal Ceter for Health Satitics, part o th still a problem. The prevalence
ing growth, new government of adult Americans who are Centers for Oiease control and Prevention of obesity is higher among middata show. obese is extremely troubling 23% dle-aged adults (39.5 percent)
In 2012, about 34.9 percent because their obesity will re- than younger (30.3 percent) or
of the people in this country sult in health problems for the older (35.4 percent) adults.
were obese, which is rough- majority of them." The obesity rate is higher
ly 35 pounds over a healthy policy think tank, says, "The 13% 15% 15% among Black adults (47.8 peweight. That is not significant- numbers are still at epidemic cent) and Hispanics (42.5 pely different from the 35.7 per- levels, and we need to contin- cent) than whites (32.6 p~cent who were obese in 2010. ue to create smart strategies to cent) adults. It's lowest amorIg
In both 2010 and 2012 address this health problem." Asian adults (10.8 percent).
about 78 million adults were There has been no signift- 960 1974 1980 1994 2000 2008 2010 2012 Obesity was higher among
obese; more than 50 million cant change in obesity rates Black women (56.6 percent)
of those were white, according since 2004 when the obesity than Hispanic (44.4 percent)
to the latest statistics from the rate was about 32 percent, Og- tion in the last CDC statistics being self-reported, weighed 174 pounds or more; and white (32.8 percent) and National Center for Health Sta- den says. on children that those rates Obesity is determined by a 5-foot-9 adult would fall into Asian women (11.4 percent).
tistics, part of the Centers for The prevalence of obesity have leveled off too. calculating people's body that category at 203 pounds or "The percentage of obesity in Disease Control and Preven- increased dramatically in the This new analysis is based mass index, a number that more. Asians is quite low, but BMI is
tion. 1980s and 1990s after being on data from the National takes into account height and Obesity takes a huge toll on not a perfect measure of body
"Even though it looks like a relatively stable in the USA Health and Nutrition Exami- weight. Adults are considered people's health. It contributes fat," Ogden says. Studies have slight drop in the percentage of between 1960 and 1980 when nation Survey, which is con- obese if they have a body mass to a long list of serious health shown that Asians may have adults who are obese, this dif- about 15 percent of people fell sidered the gold standard for index (BMI) of 30 or greater. problems including type 2 dia- more body fat at lower BMI 1evyference is not statistically sig- into the category. evaluating the obesity epi- BMI measures body mass; it betes, cardiovascular disease, els than whites so some counnificant," says Cynthia Ogden, The latest statistics did not demic in the USA, because it is doesn't distinguish between fat liver problems, degenerative tries, such as Taiwan, have adan epidemiologist with the Na- include obesity rates for chil- an extensive survey of people and muscle, joint disease, and some types opted lower BMI cutoff points
tional Center for Health Sta- dren and adolescents, but whose weight and height are A 5-foot-4 adult would be of cancer. for overweight and obesity for
tistics. "This is more evidence there has been some indica- actually measured rather than classified as obese if he or she Other new statistics: Asians, she says.

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created new choices and corn- than the old way.
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dhbave an array of Were only three weeks into termath of Obama's push for website and other signup opthe health care law. tions are properly functioning.
F House Republicans subse- And Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas,
.1. quently have cast more than 40 likened the troubled website to
unsuccessful votes to defund something that would be run
or delay Obamacare includ- by Nigerian e-mail scammers. a u a ca ing one that led to the first fed- "You may have noticed that
'eoY ap. eral government shutdown this all the Nigerian e-mail scamand irt y ont ae hth doit an a t on month in nearly 18 years. mers have become a lot less
itrhe ocr 2yo, own HeathiCiigoan rilo it 1 F The glue of the law known as active lately," Cruz joked to
because~~~~~A yo-,IFgti tin ryuca hc the individual mandate, which constituents in Texas. "They
requires that most Americans all have been hired to run the
purchase health insurance or Obamacare website."
face a fin, survived a Supreme Darrell West, an expert
President Obama vows to fix ongoing glitches Court challenge when con- on governance issues at the
__servative Chief Justice John Brookings Institution in WashhEALT ed just last week. Some Repub- In a blog post, the Department ed *individuals who have al- Roberts sided with the court's ington, said even if the admincontiued from 6B licans also objected to increas- of Health and Human Services ready applied for and enrolled liberal wing to rule the law con- istration is now able to fix the
ing the debt ceiling unless some said some users of HealthCare. in quality, affordable coverage stitutional. problems with the website, it
McConnell, R-Ky., said that provisions of the law were de- gov "have had trouble creating through the marketplaces and Now an effort that the White could further diminish public 'another campaign-style event layed. accounts and logging in to the those who are planning to after House is billing as a "tech opinion for a law that still faces
won't solve the myriad prob- In his White House speech, site, while others have received exploring and comparing their surge" to fix the website is cru- skepticism. Forty-three percent lems facing consumers under Obama charged Republica= confusing error messages, or new health care options," the cial to the White House's abil- approve of the law, while 51
Obamacare." are playing "politics" with the had to wait for slow page loads White House said. ity to reach its goal of signing percent disapprove, according
McConnell said that "for health care law, saying that or forms that failed to respond On a sunny day, one of the up 7 million people for coverage to a CBS News poll published months, the American people "they were willing to shut down in a timely fashion." White House guests nearly through government exchanges Tuesday.
have been learning about the the government and potentially As a result, HHS said it is fainted during Obama's re- by the end of March. "This is not just a glitch,"
-npact obamacare wil n harm the gb economy to try "bringing in some of the best marks. So far, the White House has West said of the website probdividuals and families in the to get it repealed." I and brightest from both inside Said the president: "That's shed little light on how much lem. "This is a major problem frm of higher premiums, dis- Obama said the website isn't and outside government to what happens when I talk too progress has been made toward for his entire effort at health
-r.t.d..n--rance andl the-n w eop can sign.. a scrub in with the team and help long." reaching that goal. care reform."
,_ more broken promises from health care coverage. He said improve HealthCaregov. -_-_-----the administration." call centers have expanded, The administration did not
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., a and people can also apply in provide specific names of exprominent critic of the health person at federal offices across perts, nor have they reported law, said the president de- the country- exactly how many people have
signed his speech to "draw the The president twice provid- signed up for new insurance exapedia's attention to a handful ed the number of 24-hour call changes. of persons who have applied for centers 1-800-318-2596 For his speech in the Rose Obamacare while ignorng where he said people would be Garden, the president was the untold number of Ameri- available to answer questions joined by consumers, smallcans who are losing the plans in 150 languages. He also said business owners and pharmathey liked because of Obam- that volunteers in community cists who, the White House said, aca'e.0 health centers and hospitals have either benefited from the
PCruz and a number of House can help people apply for cover- health care law already or are republicans opposed a new age, and he suggested that peo- helping consumers learn about uiget plan unless it defunded ple looking for information also what the law means for them the health care law, leading to could log onto a website called and how they can get covered." the 16-day shutdown that end- Obama's guests also includCompanies attempt to scare consumers
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years arguing over the Afford- had a health insurance ex- change, but simply reflect what 1190N.W.95thStret, Suite 310, Miami, Florida 33150
able Care Act: $385 million in change since 2006, an ad for the company is hearing from spending on ads against the Tufts Health plan isn't encour- customers. "They would say, A
law, $78 million for it, accord- aging comparison shopping. 'Boy this is really confusing, I ing to Kantar. That spending is "Do you want to hear about the don't know what I need to do :
dwarfed by the annual adver- chemical composition of the when.' The entire Affordable rising budget of the health in- sun? Or simply feel it on your Care Act was very confusing," in Hou#Sevl:' in Hos a
surance industry itself: $600 face?" asks the ad. "Every day she said.InH nHosfr:il'
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keting officer of KBM Group, a they sure can be simpler." make it simple." On Site Laboratory Geriatric Care Diabetic Education
health care marketing consul- Tufts spokeswoman Sonya Consumer advertising is relatent that includes Blue Cross Hagopian says the ad is aimed tively new ground for health Access to Hospitals Routine Visits Health Education
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skip the exchange and come Sanford Health Plan Presi- all . Now they realize that .
straight to them, so they won't dent Ruth Krystolpolski says they don't really have a choice."
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Major Owens, 77, education advocate in congress, dies

By Joseph P. Fried the borough that included Crown lions in federal school aid. grants who fell into various catHeights and parts of Bedford- "We cannot leave it up to the egories,
Major R. Owens, a former i- Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Flat- states," he said. "They have not Owens, whose first wife, the
brarian who went to Congress bush and Park Slope. The dis- done a good job." former Ethel Werfel, was white
from Brooklyn and remained trict encompassed stretches of On other fronts, Owens was a and Jewish, frequently urged
there for 24 years, fighting for severe blight and poverty, along floor manager of the Americans blacks and Jews to bridge their
more federal aid for education with areas of middle-class stabil- With Disabilities Act of 1990, differences.
and other liberal causes, died on ity and pockets of affluence, aimed at curbing discrimination He condemned the Nation
Monday in Manhattan. He was He viewed education as 'the against handicapped people. He of Islam as a "hate-mongering
77. kingpin issue," as he put it in an defended organized labor and fringe group" after anti-Semitic
His death, at NYU Langone article he wrote for the publica- supported proposals to prohibit remarks by its leader, Louis FarMedical Center, was caused tion Black Issues in Higher Edu- the deportation of illegal immi- rakhan.
by renal and heart failure, his cation, "We have to believe that
son Chris said. Owens lived in all power and progress really beBrooklyn. gins with education," he wrote.
Owens, as a state senator and As a member of the House Representative Major R. Owens, Democrat of New York.
a former chief administrator of committee that dealt with edu- $100 million fund to strengthen were poor, from very poor backNew York City's antipoverty pro- cation, Owens spent much time historically Black colleges. In grounds," he said, and Moregram, was a prominent figure sponsoring and shaping mea- a hearing on the legislation, he house "played a vital role of nurin Brooklyn when he won the sures to put more federal money said the fund was needed be- during." A
House seat vacated by the retir- into reducing high school drop- cause "most of the historically Owens, who was considered ing Shirley Chisholm in 1982. out rates, hiring more teachers black colleges are struggling." one of the most liberal memFourteen years earlier, she be- and improving library, services. He recalled his own days at one bers of the House, opposed an came the first Black woman Many of his provisions became of those institutions, Morehouse agreement between President
elected to Congress. parts of wider education bills. College in Atlanta, from which Bill Clinton and Congressional 0
Owens represented an over- In 1985, he wrote parts of a he graduated in 1956. Republicans to give states more I
whelmingly Democratic swath of successful bill that authorized a "Most of the youngsters there flexibility in how they spent bilFamily of orphan who begged to be adopted speaks out O AC S
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he showed up at Florida's Mark you proud of me, I promise you
Missionary Baptist Church and that."
asked that a family adopt him. His biological family told
What most people didn't know MailOnline that they are deterat the time of the initial report mined to be a part of the teen's
was that the teen actually has life. They say they didn't know P
a biological family who he re- he was being raised by foster
cently met. care only miles away.
Davion, whose mother was Davion made news when he
crack addicted at the time he stood up at church and said,
was born, met his family in Au- "My name is Davion and Pve J C S
gust. The teen has been in foster been in foster care since I was
care for the majority of his life The adoption agency handling the case of Oavlon Navar born .. I know God hasn't givand learned the identity of his Henry Only has been overwhelmed with calls since he made a en up on me. So I'm not giving biological mother only weeks a- public plea for a family, up either,"
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at the church for a family, ac- he had family.
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Tranquility Hadley Davis. MLK Hadley Davis
T ran quility Hadley DUE PaMiami Gardens Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Happy Birthday
55, died Octo- h o u s e w if e, MARIE CATOR, 72, homemaker, In loving memory of, In loving memory of, In loving memory of,
ber 22 at Jack- died October died October 20
son Memorial 26 at Jackson at home. SerHospital. Ser- M e m o r i a I vices were held.
vice 11a.m., H o s p i t a I.
Saturday at Arrangements
Peaceful Zion are incomplete.
Missionary Baptist Church.
October 14 at entrepreneur, JAMES L. BROWN, 73, X-ray A
Mount Sinai died October Tech, died OctoMedical Center. 15. Service 9 bar 25 at home.
Service 10 a.m., Saturday Service 12 p.m.,
a.m., Saturday in the chapel. Saturday in the
at Norte Dame chapel.
Ca t h o l i c
1012911951-07/0112012 'O.J.'
M1AUS NERIEDIDA HAROLD "VOODOO" Happy Birthdayl 10/29/1974 03/11/2005
HERNANDEZ, DAVIS, 69, Still missing you. Our love We love and miss you.
20, died Octobe maintenance, CURTIS WILLIAMS, JR., 53, for you will last forever. Southern Echoes You are in our thoughts,
19 at home. died October security guard, From your loving wife, and will always have a place
Service 1 p.m., 23 at Aventura died October ; Mary; your number one son, in our hearts. Your name retoday at House Plaza Nursing 27 at Jackson Charles, Jr., friends and rela- Happy Birthday mains a part of everyone's
oPrayer. Home. Ser North Hospital. ties. daily conversation. God
are incomplete. Service 11 a.m., In loving memory of, shows us in his marvelous
areFincoplete.Srice1y am A Inworks that he is in charge,
Friday at An- Card of Thanks and he has not forgotten. We
tioch Missionary see God working and in due
Baptist Church The family of the late, season He will link the chain.
VERNITA LACOUNT, 62, died PATRICIA RAY DEAN, 56, of Miami Gar- We love you. We miss your
October 18. Service 11 a.m., in teacher, died dens. presence and your joyous
the cpel. October 24 at personality.
West Kendall JOE LAWTON, JR., 42, fork lift Please continue to call in inSTACY BLAU, 50, died October Baptist Hospital. operator, died formation about the murder
24 at Plantation General Hospital. Service 1 p.m., October 27 at of 'O.J.' at 305-471-2400 and
Arrangements are iQcomplete. Saturday at Jackson Memo- Crime Stoppers at 305-471New Shiloh rial Hospital. At. 8477. A reward is offered. You
EVA GORGA, 86, bookkeeper, MBC. rangements are will remain anonymous.
died October 19 at North Incomplete. In God We Trust.
Broward Medical Center. Service The Family
1 p.m., Thursday 1at St Anthony's CHRISTIANE ROMONA
Catholic Church. BRYAN, 33,
&Student died
October 24 Wright and Young CYNTMA CH
Grace at Memorial CUNTON GORDON, 56, died 1012911961 0510Y/2011
ROA ME HCS 8 Hospital. October 23. '
ROSA kAE HICKS, 78, H 2 p.m., I t a We thought of you today,
homemaker, Service1 .m., Sriela. IHE NMN
died October Saurday In the Saturday at "Bubb&" LANZ but that is nothing new.
24. Service 11 chae. Bible Baptist We thought of you yestera.m., Saturday Church. wishes to thank family and day and days before that toi s e
at New Hope friends for their kindness and
LASHALLE THOMAS,, we often speak your name.
B WCuc.expressions of sympathy. Nwalw aei eo
deaconess, Your visits, prayers, cards, Now all we have is memodied tor telephone calls, donationsOcto
29 at Florkla and covered dishes were Your memory is our keepMedical Center. JAMES ROBERT WILBORN, appreciated. sake, with which we'll never
DWAYNE "Lewls" ASHFORD, Service 11 a.m., SR., 77, truck We would also like to thank pan.
57, died October 28. Survivors Wednesday diver, died Rev. Johnson of Temple God has you in his keep- Life
include: siblings, Stephen, Sr., November 6 October 26 Missionary Baptist Church, ings and we have you in our
Bruce, Felida and Tammy McNar, at Friends-i at Jackson choir and members for their hearts. Memorialize
Bsaioretta McNair (Woodard)n a r y North Hospital. acts of kindness. Happy Birthday Cynthia,
and a host of other relatives and Baptist Church. Service 11 The Lane family From your loving mother, and celebrate
friends. Service 2 p.m, Saturday In am., Saturday sisters and brother.
the chapel. 44, EWAR D U at ME.C. a loved one
roofer, Ministrie s,appy Birthday ONr6 on the pages of
FERDINAND SENAT, 66, died October NW 95 Street ......
stewart, died October 21. Service 28 at N In loving memory of, O The Miami Times.
10 a.m., Saturday at St James Shore Hospital. _4V
Services areFORGOUTEN?
Catholic Church. Services are Paradise I
incomplete. CARLTON G. THOMPSON, 59, Have* yo ogte For mome Informnation, call
BABY BOYS JEREMIAH AND died October 22. Services were o u 305-694-6225
October 21. Services were held. departed loved one?
X ORTH LTN93uROBERT LEE STRINGER, died October 18 at home. Service
Royal SR., R&B 11 a.m., Saturday at Second Bap- memory with an in
entertainer, died memoam or a
DAKOTA KEEVIN BUTLER, October 27 at tistChurch. .app
19, laborer, University of GLEN E ADAMS, 55 died 0 birthday remembrances
died October Miami Hospital. tE 2 iCoMs, Ga. Sie Ocou biu..sco.
28 at Jackson Service 1 p.m., lobar 21 In Columbus, Ga. Service in our obitua s on,
Trauma Center. Sn11 a.m., Saturday at The Church ofC
Arrangements Hope MBC. Chirst Wrtten in Heaven of Goulds.
are incomplete. 0 69 rQ 5
are incmplete.INFANT KAYLAN W. OLIVER,5"9
~~died. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at MjA,, LOIS MINGO BROWN [
~Range. Donaldson Fryar chapeli10/13 5/92)
97, para- MICHAEL LATTIMORE JR., 42, We will always love you,
Southern Memorial professional for died October 28 at Baptist Hospi- Mother I ie 1*Im UJ [ime
Dade County | tal. Service 1 p.m., Friday at Great- Mingo Family
JACQUELINE ARINAH School Board, er New Mt. Zion AME Church of www.rniarnitimesonltne corn
R O BI N SON, died at home Homestead.
66, educator, K.October 25.
died Oct 20 in Service 11 a.m., Happy Birthday In Memoriam
El Paso, Texas. Saturday at St.
S' U r v i V O r S Paul A.M.E. In loving memory of, In loving memory of,
mother, Marion '
childnt R.k, Laeh SR 73, truck
Shwta R Lk, aesadriver for SmithI Robinson and LaTonya Robinson; T a r m i n a I,
three sisters, India and Adrienne died October
Arinah and Rosalind Dingle; two 24. Survivors
brothers, Ronald and Jessamy include his:
Arinah. Service 11a.m., Saturday wife, Patricia
at Mt. Olivette Baptist Church. Bostic; mother,

daughtrs,Vernell Davis (Bradford),
Norbin New Mexlcq and Angel Bostic; son, Herman
BERNARD N. NIXON, 80, rfedBostic; 18 grandchildren and many psychiatric aide, died October great grandchildren; and a host of* 20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. other relatives and friends. Viewing Services was held. 5-8 p.m., Friday in the chapel. DORIS PATTERSON
Service 2 p~m., Saturday atAntioch MAE.J LOIS MINO BROWN GIBBONS
M.B Church of Miami Gardens. oI0/990/821 2/15/1933.11/o2/2o/2
..ONOR YOUR LOV) [ A 1;, Many things have gone It has been a year, seems
ONE WITH AN f Obiuaris dedlin wrong since you been gone. like yesterday.
IN MEMORIA 1 4:3 iueday But my love and memories love you. Your daughter,
pNM M RIM:0 .m.,T e still live on. Belinda Henderson and
INTHE MIAMI TM S Cal 305-694-6210 Your husband, family.
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Haitian Cultural Center,

Allapattah kids program,

vie for Knight grants

Community can vote for People's people in its Mexican Day of
the Dead celebration with a
Choice Award through Nov. 15th giant puppet parade and other
activities; Teo Castellanos, an
By D. Kevin McNar be able to use for a project of actor, writer and director who their choice. The nominees is producing a solo show based include: Indie Film Club, a on the history of his brothers Five local small arts orga- group of filmmakers who in Puerto Rico; Motivational
nizations are each vying for want to expand an interactive Edge, an arts program for dis$20K as the eventual winner film festival to cross-platform advantaged youth in Allapatof the Knights Arts Chal- storytelling; Puppet Network, tah where students expand
lenge People's Choice Award a Broward-based organiza- their horizons through creative
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Film based on the narrative ofa free Solomon Northup an educated, for freedom.
free Black man from upstate The story of Northup, when it
Black man sold into slavery New York on whose narrative was first published just before
the movie is based. Imagine be- the beginning of the Civil War, By D. Kevin M air premiered at the Toronto Inter- ing Northup an industrious became one of the sparks that national Film Festival earlier husband and loving father who fueled the movement to abolish
this year, it snagged the People's is abducted by white men jealous slavery. The book confirmed the a one film you must see Choice Awards and is already of his accomplishments and sold fictional account of Southern hand's down choice gathering momentum for receiv- into slavery. As the title indicates, slavery as made famous by Har1 ears a Slave," ing several Oscar nominations, Northup remains enslaved for riet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom'
a on Nov. 1st at the including best actor for Chiwetel 12 years before a chance meet- Cabin." But Northup's story was bles Art Cinema for a Ejiofor. ing with a Canadian abolition- not make believe it was real.
run. When the movie Ejiofor powerfully portrays ist provides him with a chance Please turn to SLAVE 3C

"Losing to Win" a romance

novel with unexpected surprises

OMalachi Knight had been
Carissa's best friend. They'd
OO K l been together since high school,
but not long before the ambush,
Carissa left him standing in his
Houston mansion when she a '
By Terri Schllchenmeyer realized his NFL career was
Miami Times wrter more important to him than she
was. Her dreams didn't matter
It's always in the last place anymore, which broke her heart
you looked. You know how it so she broke it off.
is: you've lost something. You But, of course, big ratings Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas.
look beneath, above, in and are the reason for reality shows
: one:snd cabine oneninu ahd.o TLC: Still CrazySexyCool' 20 years later
turn the house upside down but faster than putting two old loversIII

no matter where you look, it's together. Because there were .
always in the last place you'd big bucks at stake, as well as By Korina Lo~z Today, the two surviving to their friendship, despite
expect to find it. It almost makes help for her struggling Louisiana members have come full the fame, fallouts and the
you lose your mind, town, Carissa agreed to go When Chilli met T-Boz in circle with the release of devastating loss of Lisa "eft
But there are worse things to along with the hot mess.., but 1991, she was auditioning TLC's greatest hits album, Eye" Lopes, who was killed m
misplace: love, for instance, and auditorium. That was never a she didn't have to like it. for the "C" part of TLC. 20, and the VH1 biopic, a car accident in 2002.
in the new novel, "Losing to Win" good sign but on that day, it was When Malachi's football career Fast-forward 20-plus years CrazySexyCool: The TC TLC's pioneering blend by Michele Grant, a loss might doubly bad. Cariesa learned that tanked due to an injury, he knew and she's making her Story (premieres Oct. 21, 9 of rap and R&, Bhit a s .e pp to result in a bigger gain, she'd been tapped to appear on he had a lot of re-assessing to MornigSar veggie burgers, the soundtrack, Meant to bepalatbie to ig
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Nation Like No Other.'
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Nov. 18. Encourage term strategy to She left with a big smile automobile," Ross
qualified applicants improve the diversity on her face and told said. Entertainment
to apply for these of career professionals everyone she is getting also came" from
tuition dollars. These employed in ready for 81. Sharron Henley,
scholarships are open the executive, Congratulations to Urban League,
Dr. Gloria Tuckfteld to South to Black U.S. citizens administrative and Annie Hicks Ross The Explorers of
thanks you for your Florida residents who are residents of managerial levels of for her annual "Crime Northside; Paul
invaluable support in acquiring advanced South Florida and the southern work Night" extravaganza for Gayle, sang "America
promoting the access business degrees are enrolled in any FAIR force. Call 305-371- her 15 neighborhood FAIR the Beautiful" while
of eligible students to from 12 Florida graduate business 2711. watchers that help Commissioner Jean
the Jacki Tuckfleld universities: Barry degree program at a Florida Kudos to Barbara Wright, reduce crime in District 2 Monestine presented a bowl
Memorial Graduate University, FAMU, University. Applicants must who celebrated 80 years of areas. Honorees included: of fruit for Ross' birthday
Scholarship Fund's FAU, FCU, FMU, have earned 12 or more living, Sun., Sept. 22, atViolines Miami Dade Police Director and a plaque for outstanding
(JTMGBSF) tuition FIU, FSA, Nova semester credit hours with a Banquet Hall in Hialeah. She J.D. Patterson, Chief Delma service. Ross thanked Officer
dollars. For the 2013 PRATT Southeastern, St. minimum 3.4 CBOP in their was simply gorgeous, dressed Pratt, Major Stephanie Dana Carter, Officer Latony
S p r i n g / S u m m e r Thomas Univ., UCF, graduate business degree in purple and silver from head Daniels, Robert and Martha Graham, Latavia Reedterms, JTMGBSF awarded UF and UM. program. A minimum of three to toe. Tears flowed as her Carley, members for 20 years. Jenkins, Ruby Allen, Roy
$30,000 in $1,200 tuition aid Tuckfield announced that graduate business credits children, grandchildren, great "I want you crime watchers Brown and staff, Monique to 25 recipients from eight $52,000 in $2,000 tuition must be earned in the 2013-14 grandchildren, family and to spread the news, because Burke, Lemar Johnson, Florida universities. The scholarships is being offered academic year. Applicants must friends expressed their love too many purses are being J. Harrell, T. Willard Fair, fund also granted 384 tuition for the 2014 Spring/Summer plan to pursue professional and gratitude to her through snatched, so stop putting them Valarie Anderson and Mr. scholarships totaling $412,000 terms. Applications must be careers in south Florida. words, song, dance, poems and in your front seat; put them Yap.

and friends at the Cheesecake elegant affair held Oct. 19.
Factory in Pembroke Pines. Happy Birthday. iee] r, ,a [i,4l a
_ It was also a breast cancer When the AARP (Miami Celebrity ap.gizes
_awareness celebration as group) attended its convention
everyone looked pretty in pink. in Atlanta last week some of On October 5th, my sister Bethell, Thomas Please join us at Saint the members in attendance L lONNow" ,osittera erothe
Gayle Sweeting celebrated Nottage, Shalisa Agnes Episcopal Church as were: Eiry T. Sands, Nancy ooTite rote
blogosphere she wrote on
her birthday with eight of her Gee, Delone Mathis, Willie we culminate our annual Dawkins, Martha Day, Juliane Hough ('Dancing Twitter on Saturday that she
close friends with a one-day Reed Williams, Donzaleigh "Calendar Tea" on Sun., Nov. Margaret Roberts, Irna Wit theStare s Safe Ha- was a fan of the show and of cruise aboard The Superfast McKinney, Willie Neal, 10 at 4 p.m. A wonderful Beckles, Clatilda Daniels, wenW)Waseciticized Ms. Aduba, andthat
Cruise to Bimini. Joining in Theodore Moss, Barbara program is planned. Mr. and Mrs. Dupree, Mary over the weekend af- she had meant no
the celebration were: Faye Kee, Frankie Rolie, Terri B e t h u n e C o o k m a n McCray, Judy Nelson, ter donning blackface disrespect: realize
Kelly, Kathy Peacock, Elaine Lynn Kelly, Frankie S. Rolle, University's homecoming is Cynthia Canton and Lydia at a Halloween party '. my costume hurt and
Jinks, Vonna Richardson, Annie North, Marjorie W. very near. If you want to join Richardson. in Beverly Hills, Calif. ; offended people, and
Gina Garvin, Kim Watson, Sharpe, Gladys Moss and the OWildcats," there will be a The Booker T. Washington Wearing an or- I truly apologizes
Shandra Smith, Mayla Lois Nairn. bus trip to Daytona. Call 305- football team is No. 1 in football. angejumpsuit and wrote,
Season and Lashonda Hanna. Cynthia Farquhalion and 792-7097. A good weekend is Hearty congratulations to what app ee to be
Everyone had a good time. Joann Holmes celebrated in store for all. coach and our Tornadoesl first celebrity to put
Get well wishes for the their 60th birthday at the The Royal family, Samuel May you continue to do well Hough, 25, dressed herself in this situafollowing sick and shut- Omega Center on Sat., Oct. and Deborah Smith, held a We are now 8-0 and have as Crazy Eyes, a character tion. fed Danson stirred up
ins: Leila O'Berry, Rev. 11. It was an old school Opa- 'Royal Sweet 16' celebration apparently returned to the plqed by UZO Aduba on the controversy after wearing Shedrick Gilbert, Muriel C. lock Bunche Park affair. in honor of their daughter days when the old timers were Netflx series )range Is the blackface to the 1993 Friars Parker, Mildred Johnson- Happy Princess Sierra Johnson in school. The old timers are N'w B for a celebrity- Club roast of hs girlfriend at
Obue, Ell McKinney, Shandra Smith celebrated at the 'La Vie En Rose' in very proud of out team and ,uIW party at the homeof. the time, Whoopi Goldberg.'
Pauline McKinney, Aaron her birthday with her family Miramar. It was a magical and coaching staff. We love you al! Mlk. Mbdn4 the chi ex. And in 2010, the N.B.A. star
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ostume began spreading: Justin
TLC every memory, the good and Why didn't I just LOSE him?'" an accountant and that you
continued from IC the bad, from when they met in When she was 20, she had an sign all your own checks," says
Atlanta in 1991 to recovering abortion and continued dating Chilli. "Your investor has to be M ust see: "12 Years a Slave'
in U.S. history, second in the from Lopes' death. "It wasn't as Austin, despite his wandering from a different company, that world behind the Spice Girls. difficult to revisit so much as it eye, and eventually had a son way they're at odds with each SLAVE "Hundreds of thousands of
CrazySexyCool is still the top- was getting back on that roller with him, Tron Austin, now other, which is exactly what you continued from IC Igbo from the east were takselling album by a girl group in coaster and tapping into those 15. "We told Kate everything. want. You have to know your en out of Nigeria and brought
the U.S. (sorry, Destiny's Child). feelings of anger and passion, I mean, everything. In fact, business. If you want to stay On screen, his tale of indig- around the globe, specifically They've won four Grammys, opening up about my struggle maybe we should go back and only in creative mode, you'll get nation, rage and his determi- to Louisiana and the south of had four No. I singles and 10 with sickle cell anemia," says get those tapesl" Chilli jokes. burned." nation to survive and eventual- America," he said. "So I feel
top 10 singles. Watkins. Diagnosed when she The film hits on stumbling No matter how much time ly regain his freedom, is set in connected to the experience, to
Refusing to fall in line with was 9, T-Boz was told that blocks as well as successes, passes, Lopes is never far from the context of one of the most the history and to the reality other scantily clad female she wouldn't live past 30 or from T-Boz making scheduled their thoughts. "We will always cruel and often lethal loca- of it all. If we're constantly tryartists, their baggy style and have children. She did both. "I hospital stops while on tour to remember our friendship and tions in slavery's history the ing to separate each other then honest sexual lyricism found just believed in making it. But get the medicine she needed how we three built a legacy Louisiana plantation. Actor Mi- we're missing the point." TLC a permanent spot as a having sickle cell is a subject I to continue performing, to together, but there's always chael Fassbender sheds a new Director Steve McQueen symbol of female empowerment. am very uncomfortable talking Lopes' struggle with alcoholism, going to be that void. Lisa would light on the evil slave master brings a provocative story of "When we started, we broke about," says T-Boz, who During one inebriated rage, have been proud of our movie," while newcomer Lupita Nyong'o evil in its most profound form a lot of barriers down and we also went public about being while Lopes was dating NFL says Chilli. "She would want us will quickly endear herself to man's inhumanity to man did it with our clothes on. We diagnosed with a brain tumor football player Andre Rison, she to move on." her viewers. Brad Pitt and Alt- and forces us to once more
weren't trying to be sexy," says in 2006. set his shoes on fire, which got In that spirit, TLC has teamed fre Woodward also bring stel- consider how slavery, in both
Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, 42. "For me, it was allowing out of control and burned his up with L.A. Reid to work on an lar performances. But the real its former and more contempo"You can still have it all without myself to be vulnerable. We're house down. album with all-new material, star in this movie is Ejiofor a rary, nuanced forms, continues
being naked, and I'm not saying strong females and we don't Plagued by financial troubles set for release in 2014. Black British actor with a Nige- to separate humans and to dethat's a bad thing, it just wasn't like to show that side," says over the years, including "After the premiere, we're rian heritage. value the human spirit.
our thing." Chilli, who was in a longtime bankruptcy, Chilli and T-Boz going to go hardcore at the
For the film, T-Boz and Chilli relationship with the band's have become hard-nosed studio," says T-Boz. "In the sat down with writer Kate producer, Dallas Austin. "I put businesswomen as well. "You end, that's what we're about: Lanier for four days, revealing myself in a situation and I think, have to make sure you have the music." UNT4UAL Jiami gim

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continued from IC carriage they can't relate. But telling presentations. Now Ma- Haiti community on the map
give them a clean hip hop song pou wants to turn a local book while also advancing dialogue writing and lyrical expression; and they'll both dissect and fair into a national and inter- and promoting growth in Miand Mapou Cultural Center, learn it. Inner city youth tend national event. ami. It's important to remema Little Haiti bookstore that to revolt against the more an- "In September we had what ber that when we so-called wants to grow its Haitian-Ca- tiquated forms of learning. We we thought would be a small "boat people" came here in the ribbean book fair by bringing do a lot of outreach at least book fair with about 50 au- 80s, we had nothing. in more authors from Haiti, the 40 are in our after-school pro- thors something we wanted But we landed with our U.S. and Europe. gram [The Allapattah Music to try for the first time," he culture, our talents and our
and Literacy Center, 3323 NW said. 'We set up tents, tables dreams. We made it and creatINNER CITY EDUCATION 17th Ave.) and we have another and had everything connect- ed this new space called Little
AND HAITIAN ARTS 100 foster children. The edge ed to the store. We Wanted to Haiti. We are part of Miami's
Ian Welsch, a passionate ed- we provide has to do with aca- showcase our Haitian authors history." ucator and founder and CEO demia and life skills. Kids have and their books and present Dennis Scholl, vice president of Motivational Edge, says he to maintain a 'C" average or their faces to the public. We of arts for Knight Foundation was frustrated with the limits else agree to tutoring to stay wanted them to speak to our said, "We want everyone to placed on him as a Miami-Dade in the program. That's where youth and to encourage them know just how rich our culturpublic school teacher. So he we're seeing our real gains. We to write their own stories and al scene is from the largest stepped out on faith and cre- give kids relevant ways to con- to learn our history. We wanted to the smallest organization. ated his own arts-based pro- struct their lives." to expose our youth and others These efforts at the grassroots
gram for the kids of Allapattah, Jean-Marie Denis, also to Haitian literature. What we touch so many of our lives, inOvertown and Liberty City. known as Jan Mapou, is the didn't expect was over 2,000 spire our communities and help ,
"The program helps youth de- founder of both a group of people showing up. Many came build the reputation of Greater [ :il
velop the art of creative writing dancers and musicians, Sos- from Notre Dame Catholic Miami as a destination for art B
and lyrical expression and has yete Koukouy (1985), and the Church right down the street and culture." both literacy and literary com- Libreri Mapou bookstore in Lit- who stopped by after mass. If To vote for your choice, ponents," he said. "Kids learn tle Haiti (1990). The bookstore we get the grant we can really watch the nominees' video at the elements of poetry but we has become a hub for all kinds make this a high-quality an- PfftI ,t U!I 1t iilV: P Ui' ".'
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trusted Mal again, was it really actually. author Michele Grant which is part of the appeal of a and this reality show was just a win-win situation? gives her strong main character book like this. Readers who are
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UF celebrates

dreams fulfilled ,

Black alumni association looks back on

how far they've come

By Ashley Montgomery honored by the association of individually win a medal in an
amontgomery@miamitimesonline.comn Black alumni, a program that Olympic event.
was started last year. Taylor said that it was a little
The University of Florida's "The criteria is that you have weird for him to be selected as [UF] Association of Black had to have made a significant a Gator pioneer wendl. .
alumni hosted its annual impact on UF, or have excelled "I'm looking at the list of .
Black alumni weekend to in your professional career," actual pioneers. . people
celebrate the 50th year of Dr. Nealy said. that have survived and gone
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I The Gator pioneers were through so much adversity to
Have a Dream" speech on the honored during a banquet hall get to this stage, and for me steps of the Lincoln Memorial. that at the UF Hilton Confer- I'm just here because I can The theme for the celebration ence Center. UF President jump far," Taylor said. "It was was "Gator Nation: Celebrating Bernie Machen spoke at the an honor to be in this group Dream Fulfilled', according to ceremony. and share this moment with
their press release. A champagne brunch and my family," he said.
"About 200 alums came back MLK Symposium was held Other Gator Pioneers that
to Gainesville for this week- during the weekend, followed were honored included Dr. Earl ends events," said Terry Nealy, by UF Alumni Athlete Recogni- Cotman, who graduated from president of the Black alumni tion Program at the Ben Hill the UF College of Medicine in association. "It was a lot dif- Griffin Stadium. 1970 when the university was
ferent this year than any other Christian Taylor, gold med- all-white; Marvin Wells, who year, thematically because its alist in the triple jump at the was the first Black at UF to centered around Dr. King's 2012 London Olympics was earn his degree in dentistry;
dream." among those recognized and and Doug Dickey, former UF
During the weekend's fes- selected to be a Gator pioneer. head coach who was also the tivities, 13 "Gator Pioneers" Taylor was the first person university's first Black quarwere invited back to UF to be from UF track and field to terback. w

apattah M iddle Students at Allapattah Middle School
gather to raise funds for breast cancer.

School walks for

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Over 250 students donate money to

wear pink for a day

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In the week leading up to Pink
Over 250 students from Allapattah Priday, students teachers bought dfle School (AMS recently decided wrist bands to raise money for breast to-come together to make a stand for cancer awareness. The money that those battling breast cancer They was donated granted students the opsi that because October is Breast portunity to opt out of wearing school Cancer Awareness Month, they want- uniforms for a day and instead wear ed to show their support in finding a pink, A array of pink shirts, socks, cure. So they hosted an event called ribbons and accessories flooded the
-Pink Friday.' hallways.
The event informed students about "Students werw exited to dress out breast cancer and it also engaged of uniformhi, of course, but they were then meaningful ways accord- more excited to show off their "Pinki
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for his academic


By Ashley Montgomery
amontgomnery@miamliimesonline corn

Mervin Cox, a junior at Miami Palmetto Senior High,

has been chosen to be the 5000 Role Models' student of the month. Cox, an honor roll student, has set hisBMry..........e....i .e....o....,
educational goals before him and believes that he can do anything in life once his mind is set to it.
Cox has been a member of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project for six years. He serves as a Vice yr President of his school's club. Cox said that he is highly grateful of the amazing experiences afforded University of Washington sophomore Megan Herndon, of Kailua, Hawaii, stands to him as a member of the Role Models. Most recently, Cox along with 23 other students, was able on a bench as she leads high school students on a tour of the campus in Seattle.

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nal leadrs teed orkthops, pariipntred ino- .L ti n i ke ease at public colleges
a roundtable discussion with White House staff
and toured the nation's capital. By Mary Beth Marklein year across public, private non-profit and
Cox is also a member of Diversified Education for-pr ofit colleges are tempered by recent
~ACareer Academy [DECA] and Kendall United Average sticker prices at the nation's four- declines in federal grant aid, it says.
Methodist where he serves as the AV Technician. year public universities rose 2.9% this year, "This does not mean that college is sudCox plans to continue his high school educa- the smallest annual increase in more than denly more affordable," says economist
tion then go on to attend college and pursue a thrce decades, suggesting that the steeper Sandy Baum, co-author of Trends in Higher degree in Business Law. increases over the past few years "did not Education reports on tuition and finan"Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to signal a ncw era of accelerating prices," cial aid, released by the non-profit College work hard," said Cox referring to his philoso- says a report out today. Board. "It does seem that the (upward
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0 Lets Get Laced 3rd 0 Booker T' Washington livYoturli1t. kWoild, ormm oved to y, p n*aAnnual Cancer Fundralser, Class of 1967 meets every borhood and Ied an exSaturday, Nov. 2nd, 7-1 third Sat., 7 p.m., at the African' In an article published cruciatingly painful life.
p.m. Pink Carpet, 7-8 p.m at Heritage Cultural Arts Center, in New York Maguzine "I was going to pub0ERight Away Car Care and Friday, N'ov. 8 from 8:30 the Patricia Coleman Building, 6161 NW 22nd Ave. Call 305- entitled "My Life as a lic school and that was
Mobile will be giving FREE car a. m. to 5: 30 p.m. at Nova 2312 N. Miami Ave. For more 333-7128. Young Thug," Mike'1Tyson a nightmare. I was a
washes with your donation of Southeastern's main campus' Info, go to letsgetlaced. details his own harrow- pudgy kid, very shy, ala new unwrapped toy Sat., Minlaci Theatre, Alvin Sherman aEIota Phi Lambda Sorority, ing life as an impover- most effeminate-shy,
Dec. 7 at 2601 NW 95 Street. Library. Contact sfda@nova. Inc. would love to have your 6 ished kid growing up in TYSON and I spoke with a lisp,"
The event Is In preparation for edlu. N Range Park Is offering grade boy or girl to be a part New York. Ty~son said.
our Toy Pick-Up Dec. 21. Toys free self defense karate of their annual Gems and Gents Ty~son eventually went from He goes on to say that kids
can be dropped off at any time E The Booker T. classes, Mon. and Wed., at program. For more Information, rags to riches, but according stole his money all the time,
leading up to the Toy Pick-Up. Washington Alumni 6 p.m., at 525 NW 62nd St. call 305-303-9425. to him, that was never his in- even though he once allowed
Association will meet Thu., Contact Clayton at 305-757- tention when he was young. He his glasses to be stuck in a gas
0 Florida Memorial' Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. In the BTW 7961. IN Helping Every Living says his, mother had everyone tank in an effort to save meatUniversity will host Its 2nd cafeteria. Person Inc., H.E.L.P. Is In from women to hustlers over balls he'd wrapped in alumiannual humanities scholarship 0 Filthy Rich Newtworking need of volunteers to work at for card games and sold wa- num foil.
banquet, featuring Sybrina s Alabama State Expo November 10, 4-10 p.m. the Sun Life Stadium for the tered down liquor to make ex- Later in his life, though, after
Fulton as the keynote speaker, University Miami Alumni at GFive, 337 NW 170 Street. 2013 football events and will tra money. watching a neighborhood guy
on Nov. 2 from 7-10 p.m. Call Chapter will sponsor a bus Admission $15. For more Info, provide community service When the recession hit and shadow box, he decided to take 305-623-1411. trip to the Thanksgiving Day contact filthyrich4l4@gmaii. credit hours to any student Ty~son's family got evicted, ev- on a bully who'd taken the head
classic vs Stillman College In com. (high school or college) that erything changed for him. He off one of his pet flight pigeons.
0 Cypress Grand Lounge Montgomery, Alabama on Nov. Is at least 16 years of age.
Invites you to join them at 7 28. Call 305 439-6600. IN S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed Volunteers will be provided a
p.m. on Nov. 2 to watch the the homeless In the City of free meal ticket. Call 305-326football game between the 11 American Workforce Is. Oetow every fistSauraye307s
Florida State Seminoles and hosting a trip for fantasy fest at 2 p.m., at 14-15 St. and 1st/ the Miami Hurricanes. Entry is In Key West. Call 305-308- Ave. Call 678-462-9794. INAlabama State Universityfree. Call 786-326-8568. 4294. Miami Alumni Chapter meets FORMER NFL STAR SPENT $1 MILLION ON JEWELRY, NOW BROKE
E The Miami Alumni every second Saturday at Former NFL star Andre Rison reveals that even though he earned $19 million dol0 The South Florida 0 Omega Psi Phil Fraternity Chapter Tennessee State noon at Piccadiily restaurant In lars during his football career, his wasteful spending landed him in the poor house. Diversity Allian .ce presents members from Miami-Dade University meets every Palm Springs Mali in Hialeah. Among the ways in which Rison blew through his millions include buying three cars the 2013 'diversity summit: College North and South are third Sat., 9 a.m at Piccadilly All alumni are encouraged to in one month, jewelry purchases, and even losing homes to teammates as part of a Stepping out, Stepping up! making plans for a reunion. Restaurant In Hialeah. attend. Call 305-651-4319. competition. The former bailer also wasted cash by "making it rain" at nightclubs
just to prove he had money. According to Maii~niine, the former football player was
quick to throw out $100 tips and kept an entourage. But all of that showing off zapped
Post~,T tr nd om e al ng w tfldec in~ fed ralRison's money to the point to where he couldn't even afford to manage his personal
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TUITION efits, the report says. In 2009, terpreting those numbers be- ward trend in grant aid is dcaebakuty
continued from 4C for example, net price dropped cause most for-profit institu- troubling," and urged state
for undergraduates attending tions do not participate in the and federal governments to iCHAD "IOCHOCINCO" Is BROKE AND CAN'T PAY CHILD SUPPORT tuition) spiral is moderating. four-year public universities, survey. 'play their part to make col- The NFL star has been sued by one of is baby mamas for failing to pay child supNot turning around, not end- That began to change a Just as tuition has steadily lege affordable." port in the amount of 15,250 on Oct. 15. He was also accused of being consistently
ing, but moderating." few years ago. Total federal climbed over the years, the ACE director of national in.i- late giend An re heabilso prdevio month ns. Arin the TMiad cohnsod for-me
The increase in published grants, for example, increased number of people going to col- tiatives Melanie Corrigan said sh i o aetemast dqaeyspottecida euto o eev rates for in-state students from $26 billion in 2008-09 lege has steadily increased, economic and job growth will shdinohaetemnsoaeqtlyuprthecldsarsltfntrciv at public four-year colleges to $51 billion in 2010-11, but though it' dipped slightly in be key factors in enrollment song ausf ponson. ersoin jantilthe aobidores hsto pathe bcilispir agremn comes after increases of 4.5 dropped to $46 billion in 2011 2011. 'Typically, enrollments trends while state appropria- sna osbeo ho i nji ni eaie otecidspotareet percent la st year and 8.5 per- 12. Preliminary data show a increase in a weak economy tions and legislatures are the Aug a o e ue nteise cent the year before, the report largest determinant of tu- COURT REJECTS DWYANE WADE'S REQUEST FOR
says. Tuition this fall averaged MOLLY CORBETT BROAD, preiden of ition levels. "For more than 40METLvAunNNEXWF
$8,893. With estimated grant years, we have seen increases Mwa a e'sbdt etsle EVAuto oN is -w FEjstgtalitebtadr
aid, the net price averaged the American Council on Education, said the and declines in enrollment OyneWd'bitogtslcuoyofhswoosjstotaitebthre.
$3,20.Aveag pulised u-but the long-term trend hs A Miami court rejected the NBA star's request to have his ex-wife Siohivaughn Funch$3,10. Aerag pubishe downward trend In grat aid als troubling andW es mertaly evaluated. The court found that Funches eiratic display in front of a Chiition and fees for out-of-state Ialways been toward increasing cago courthouse over the summer during which she staged a videotaped protest
students is $22,203, up 3.1 Urged State and fedM ai goverItS to plaY enrollment. We don't see yearpercent from last year. their part to make college affordable.* to-year fluctuations in enroll- ]over the couple's financial settlement is insufficient grounds to order the evaluThe maler icresesserv met having bg imact on ation. Wade's lawyers used the protest to allege that Funches is mentally unstable
aesaliner ofrese th e i tuition h sai. mac"o and a danger to others to support their attempt to limit her interaction with her sons.
cal nature of price increases, drop this year to about $45 and dip again when the emBaum said. In 1983-84, for ex- billion. ployment picture brightens. .---- ------* --*_______________ample, the first year for which Highlights in other sectors: Meanwhile. a College B~oard the College Board began *Sticker prices at public report published earlier this ,RJigtn tracking annual costs, tuition community colleges, are up month noted that a college de-1 and fees at four-year public in- 3.5 percent, to $3,264, this gree pays off in the job mar- I stitutions increased 11.3 per- year. With estimated grant ket. For example, medianA GME CNIG
cent over the previous year, to aid, students would have earnings for bachelor's degree $1,148 in cur-rent dollars (not $1,550 left after paying tuition recipients with no advanced adjusted for inflation). Federal to put toward books and living degree working full time in data show a dip in 1974-75, expenses. 2011 were $56,000 comparedS
when annual tuition and fees -Published rates at private with $21,000 for high school MVEEET fell from $514 to $512 in cur- four-year colleges, are up 3.8 graduates.
rent dollars (not adjusted for percent, to $30,094, this year. Also, the unemployment rate MANOHLA DARGIS, a Ct lork i~mets
inflation). With grant aid, the average net for four-year college graduates
Even as sticker prices have price is $12,460. ages 25to 34was 7.1 percent- "A STORY THAT SEIZES YOU ALMOST IMMEDIATELY
climbed, the average amounts -Average tuition at for-prof- age points below that for high
pockets in recent years have percent, to $15,130, and net Molly Corbett Broad, presi- WITH AV ISC ER A L FO RCE.
been moderated by larger infu- prices average about $3,420. dent of the American Council CLUAPUG 1C
sions of grant aid and tax ben- The study urged caution in in- on Education, said the down- LOU WUM N ICK CLAUDI PUIG.41IM TO

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College North Campus, said on Friday. That could be a sign tion equipment the chaos in Washington which aca free workshop will be WASHINGTON- Orders for a wide businesses were shutting their wal- The data suggests businesses may tually happened," said Joel Naff,
instructed, range of U.S.-made capital goods lets as the fiscal debate was heating have scaled back investment plans president of Naroff Economics AdviCrack the Code is a plummeted in September and con- up in Washington. as a political impasse in Washington sors in Holland, Pennsylvania.
project welcoming all summer sentiment weakened sharp- A surge in volatile aircraft orders threatened to lead the government The government impasse was
beginners interested in ly in October, signs that a budget helped push overall orders of long- to miss payments on its obligations, eventually resolved in October,
codin or evelpinga-D,, DI, battle in Washington has held back lasting factory goods to rise a more- although firms also could be trim- though not before a partial governmobile application. the economy. New orders of non- than-expected 3.7 percent during ming these plans over more gener- ment shutdown left hundreds of
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lessons that will be taught at the events By CheryI Pearson-McNeil market retail spending, curs. Annually, Blacks, with Blacks who earn upwards of
cTrough a federal grant, theM-DCC NNPA Columnist while retail spending for make 154 shopping $100,000 annually. We also make
has earmarked dollars to provide technical ...........the Total Market accounts tnips, which is eight trips three fewer trips to warehouse
assistance programming for small to With a current buying power of for 70 percent. This is a more than other groups. stores and two fewer trips to mass
medium business within Miami-Dade $1 trillion, manufacturers and narrow gap in retail spend- We average, 20 trips merchandisers than the Total MarCounty,"Geter said, "This workshop marketers should be paying care- ing between Blacks and to dollar stores, seven ket. However, more upper-income
was a great way to introduce smaller ful attention to the shopping pat- the Total Market which in-pr trips more; 15 trips to Blacks (73 percent) shop at warebusiness to new innovations in technology terns of African-American con- dicates our importance as convenience/gas stores, house clubs than non-Blacks anhelping them maximize the visibility of summers. Black consumers. We shell which is two more than nually.
their products and services efficiently The latest report on Black con- out 30 percent more of our any other group and The Centers for Disease Control
and effectively." Crack the Code will be summers, Resilient, Receptive and annual income than the g n15 trips to drug stores, has identified a phenomenon spefacilitated by Black Tech Miami who is Relevant: The African-American Total Market as well. PASNMNlwhich is one more than cific to some of our communities
interested in moving the Black community Consumer 2013 Report, illustrates So now that you have a glimpse any other groups. Less time is known as "food deserts" or "retail from tech consumers to tech creators, how much of that spending breaks as to where the bulk of our house- spent at grocery stores, with three deserts." We all know you won't
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homes~~I arBIDLyLS Tflulia's count, 11 of the
More-CAS BARRIER 20 metros with the biggest
becoming out of Metro regions with smaller dorop mindecls ho u ye aforaiet
shares of for-sale homes thiat frmdl ls ueshv
reachh to buyers wudbafoalet d been in California.
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~~~. and Maghan Hoyar anFncsoBoston's middle-class buyers
San Frncisccan now afford 41 percent of
1~Middle-class home buyers wvthe homes on the market in
are finding fewer homes on the OagConyCli.that metro area, down from market that they can afford. 53prent last ya.IDenIn 14 of the top 100 metro- ver, the share has fallen to 55
politan regions, more than half Los Angeles percent from 70 percent and in
of the for-sale homes earlier :5 Seattle, to 55 percent from 66
this month were out of reach New York (N.Y.-N.J.) percent, Trulia's data show.
for middle-class buyers, show _____________ Despite the drops, overall
data from real estate tracker housing affordability remains
Trulia. San Diego high by historical standards.
A year ago, that was true Home prices are still five
-Photo: Josh Richie in just eight of the leading met- SOURMtTIWUA percent undervalued based on
Andrew Ruel of the Lucky 7s Cafe in Pompano Beach, demonstrates the Internet games ros, the data show, long-term price, income and
at the cafe that simulate those that can be found In casinos. Rising prices, higher interest percent last year, the National rent levels, Kolko says.
rates, fiat incomes and fewer Association of Realtors says. In 40 of the 100 metros this foreclosed homes for sale are The drop-off in affordable month, 70 percent or more of combining to limit choices homes for middle-class buyers the homes were still within,
C af s, ar ad s f nd ne wy s Kolko, Trulia chief economist. tening in 99 metros since last Trulias data show.

Lawmakers try osozw e sa e cade owners argued that they Trulia considers homes October. Only Rochester, N.Y, Some of those cities have
were not anything like Inter- affordable for middle-class saw a slight gain, also seen big price gains,
sites, some reopen soon after net cafes and they provided buyers if their total monthly Some cities are seeing faster including Las Vegas, Atlanta
safe entertainment for senior payment after a 20 percent declines than others. and Detroit. But the strong
By Kithl..n Haughnay citizens. down payment and including This year, only 23 percent affordability has more to do
and Nick Sortall But legislators disagreed taxes and insurance is less of for-sale homes in'Orange with long-term patterns, Kolko
and Sen. Garrett Richter, R- than 31% of their metro area's County, Calif., were afford- says, including ample land for Legislators moved -swiftly Naples, who leads the Senate median household income. able for middle-class buyers, building.
last spring to shutter senior Gaming Committee, said they Affordability isn't as good Trulia's data show. Coastal California, in conarcades and Internet cafes won't hesitate to look at them as it was last year because That's down from 44 percent trast, has long been one of the
popping up all over the state. again if they are re-emerging. home prices and interest rates last year. least affordable places to, live
But less than a year after are both higher. Home prices "People have missed the given limited land for develthey'did that, FEDERAL nationally were up 12.4 per- boat," says Orange County opment and strong housing
they may have INVESTIGATION cent in August year-over-year, Realtor Cindee Cano. demand.
to go back to I'd say last year in session, CoreLogic says. Trulia's study She had one family recently Middle-class buyers in
the drawing we determined that gambling assumes a 4.5 percent fixed relocate to Tennessee after higher-cost areas also must
board because is illegal unless it's legal, and rate for a 30-year mortgage vs. they found that the three- squeeze into smaller spaces to
several busi- JENIFR5 CA* there was no provision for 3.5 percent last year. bedroom condominiums they get affordable housing, Trulia~s
nesses are outlawing cash prizes or gift senior arcades,* he said. *So What's more, there are fewer could afford a year ago in data confirm.
reopening. cards and the types of ma- we passed a bill to close them lower-priced homes for sale in Orange County were no longer The median size of an affordaThese people THRASHER chines that Internet cafes and down. I think it's appropriate many of the metros given the available in their price range. able home for a middle-class are very so- senior arcades used. that staff take a look at It.' receding foreclosure crisis. Rather than shop for a two- buyer in the New York metro
phisticated and the technol- Michael Wolf, a lawyer for i In August, 12 percent of bedroom condo, they bought a region was 978 square feet,
ogy is very sophisticated, so MOST CLOSED the Florida Arcade and Bingo existing home sales were dis- single-family home in Tennes- Trulia says. In San Francisco,
it wouldn't surprise me if Most closed their doors im- Association, acknowledged I tressed homes, down from 23 see, Cano says. it was 1,000.
we had to go back and take mediately, but now some of that some businesses changedI a look at it,* said state Sen. those companies are reopen- the model to comply with the *ls
John Thrasher, R-St. Augus- ing with retrofitted machines new law, but that the changesi
tie wodrfedteleila ndae iig wy rze ad at pin i~nv $13 uo e q t rl a e
tion last spring and is a key such as towels or cookware. legitimate and comnplzint bu.t 3Ii l o en l y l a e
adviser to Senate President The state isn't tracking how nesses,*
Don Gaetz, R-Niceville. many have reopened, though If legislators want to keep behind a wvhale of a problem'
Internet cafe operators they are collecting anecdotal them closed down for good, I argued they were legal under evidence, they may have to keep coming At $13 billion, JPMorgan whether the *too big to fail"7'.
the sweepstakes law that al- About 40 senior arcades back to the issue. IChases tentative settlement banks have cleaned up their
lowed, for example, McDon- reopened over the summer. In North Carolina, the Leg- with the government ce-acts. And here the case of I
ald's to run its popular Mo- Additionaly, Thrasher said 15 islature has been trying for tainly is big. And it certainly the so-called London Whale, nopoly giveaways. At Internet Internet cafes have sprouted six years to shutter Internet has sparked a debate about which often gets lumped in t t
cafes, players received 'sweep- up in Duval County. cafes or sweepstakes cafes. whether it is too severe, given with JPMorgan's mortgage
stakes entries' for buying time Senior arcades, more popu- But the strip-mall casinos that the bad behavior took woes but is a separate matter, to use the Internet, but the lar in South Florida, have simply retool the technology or place at Bear Stearns and provides a stark illustration instantaneous sweepstakes argued that they shouldn't business model and reopen. Washington Mutual before of why the biggest banks still
results were portrayed as have been caught up in the Thrasher said they may they were acquired by J#Mor- pose a threat to the global 2 0 10
a slot machine. The typical law that Thrasher sponsored need to take a broader ap- gan with the encouragement economy.'t w
wagers were 25 cents per play, to shut down Internet cafes. proach to keep Internet cafes of federal bank regulators. The Whale case, which$1. and patrons could collect cash They view themselves as col- and senior arcades from re- As big as the settlement involves a $6 billion loss, 2011 winnings at any time, lateral damage. opening in Florida. Iis, in many respects it is old the bank incurred last year
Senior arcades, in contrast, But that will be part of a news and not nearly as conse- buying and selling financial $19i.0
argued they were legal un- LAST SESSION broader conversation that quential as it might seem. The instruments known as credit 2012
der the "Chuck E. Cheese" Last March, a state and Richter's committee is having activity in question mis- default swaps, represents Y
law, which awarded patrons federal investigation into the on the status of gambling in representing bundles of toxic recent misbehavior in a core fOr Playing games of skill. At group Allied Veterans, an In- Florida. mortgages occurred before part of JPMorgan, often con- 21.
senior arcades, players had tenet cafe operator, ended in Although legislators were the 2008 financial crisis. And sidered the best managed of *Revenue Net income to hit a 'stop" button on a dozens of indictments and the resolute in outlawing Internet the amount of the settlement, the big banks. SORYA011AN
machine. The minimum play resignation of then-Lt. Gov. cafes and senior arcades, they while hardly chump change, Federal regulators con-, was usually 8 cents, and the Jennifer Carroll, who previ- do acknowledge many other represents les's than 15 per- cluded the bank was brazenly The trades were made out payouts were typically $25 or ously served as a consultant forms of gambling in Florida, cent of JPMorgan's annual attempting to profit by ma- of JPMorgan's chief invest$50 gift cards from companies to the group. including horse and dog revenue and about half of this nipulating markets. What's ment office in London, using


Top. o CEOs' payday: $4.7B Go fish, and forget the license

So rig to ks gains in 2010 and 2011, nearly entirely due to him To introduce residents and. visitors to the delights of pulling in a
So rn so k MI found. selling shares connected wriggling fish, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommisThis massive payback with the company's IPO last sion has set aside Sunday as a day to fish without a saltwater license.
stuff pockets may just be a taste of the Ayear, GMI says. Following Ty~pically, folks must buy an annual license before they can wet a
By Matt Krantz payouts coming next year, "~V Zuckerberg is the $1.1 bil- hook. But Sunday is one of several days a year when officials ease
as options soar even more lion total payout to Richard that requirement. License-free days were held earlier this year on
CEOs' wallets are turn- with the Standard & Poor's Kinder, CEO of energy firm April 13 and June 8 for freshwater fishing and June 1 for saltwater,
ing into one of the biggest 500 up more than 20 per- ) Kinder Morgan. "This year, The commission will consider adding two more license-free days
winners from the rising cent this year. CEOs' giant the list dwarfs anything this year.
stock market, with the top 2012 pay also comes even we've seen before,' Ruel _________________________________10 payouts hitting a record as regulators look to imple- says.
$4.7 billion, and they're ment more rules called for 0 Biggest gains con-- _______________likely to get even fatter next by the Dodd-Frank law to centrated with largest
year. Attempt to reign in skyrock- companies. CEOs at big C hep t c no gysun s
By cashing in lucrative eting CEO pay. TI O Kcompanies in the S&P 500M- C hep tc no gy s un s
stock options they got when "The numbers have gone TCEO f Kpl saw their total, median WORKSHOP With workshops such as Crack
stocks were beat up, CEOs completely over the top," CE fAperealized pay jump nearly cniudfo DTeCdi oe ogo
saw their total 2012 "real- says Eleanor Bloxham of valued at $100 million or 20 percent. Companies in cniudfo Dthe Code it hopes torgrow
ized" pay jump by a median The Value Alliance. "Boards more. "Now that the stock the S&P Smallcap index, oraiton scmite to n tchlgy nd iv te
8.5%, according to a com- of directors risk political market is doing well, you're on the other hand, rose 7.8 oranizin is00 Blcmmitt tos indechnovloged andhgie th e prehensive look at money backlash when they can seeing executives cashing percent.nai-wd.msesnthtcnogyfl.
paid to 2,259 CEOs who contribute to these levels of in stock options and maxi- Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, naTo povide s atr h technologyTofclteth
have served at least the last inequity." mizing those awards," says the most valuable company, education and coding through its process, register through M-DCC's
two years to be released by This in-depth look at CEO Greg Ruel, senior research scored another big payday: BlackGirlsCode program which website beforehand. Black Tech OMI Ratings Tuesday. The pay reveals some interesting consult-ant at QMI. $143.8 million, has set out to prove to the world Miami reminds you to bring your
number includes base sal- insights, including: e Massive $1 billion And if the stock market that girls of every color have the laptop for the working session.
ary paid to CEOs, in addi- Record-breaking pay- windfalls for individuals, keeps soaring this year, sil obcm h rgamr or pna ~.Frmr
tion to the value of options checks. The total of the top Facebook may still be trying CEO pay might race past skll to beome thiporamrs Dorsatopn catl 63p5m.5For6mor
granted in previous years 10 biggest CEO payouts in to prove itself as a lasting even 20 12's head-turning o oorw that CEOs sold in 2012. the analysis hit $4.7 bil- company, but CEO Mark levels, Ruel says. "Overall i sh r st e U S c n m
CEO pay measured this lion, the largest total ever Zuckerberg has already could be another double- Politic a m h J.S c n m
way jumped for the third recorded by OMI. And for pulled in a massive haul. digit pay increase as long ___straight year, following the first time, all of the top The total compensation to as stock prices continue to double-digit percentage 10 biggest payouts were the CEO hit $2.3 billion, rise," he says. ECONOMY hiring by U.S. employ- mist at BMO Capital
continued from 6D ers had slowed sharply Markets in Toronto.
in September. Last Fridays durable
Holder~~~~~~o re u ss$3Bd alw ta ~ ra slew of economic Worries over the eco- goods report was part
Hold r rquets 13Bdealwit JP org n dta.nomic fallout helped of the catch-up effort
While the economy push U.S. consumer in publishing a backCEO contacted A.G. heading off was already struggling sentiment in October log of economic data
ch rg before the government to its lowest level since due to the shutdown,
civil c ag over mortgages shutdown, economists the end of last year, ac- and the data included
By an ratss nd henaton' biges bak.estimate the shutdown cording to the Thom- revised readings for
JyBPoessic aiir ender The nt' biest bamnk will shave as much as son Reuters/Univer- durable goods orders
Jessiaime tovrrebr Thenet wee Dion s 0.6 percentage point sity of Michigan's final in August.
aime t uemo it o puhon e ofihos off annualized fourth- reading of consumer Investors on Wall
Ateu a sum klong ifth wOnes t behind u him s quarter gross domes- sentiment for the Street appeared to take
Aveueina sarlin reep OnSet. 4, ou horstic product through month. little direction from the
tion hall overlooking Central before the Justice Depart- reduced government "This could cast a data. U.S. stock indexPark, Jamnie Dimon convened ment was planning to hold output and damage dark cloud over the es opened higher on
his top executives and their a news conference to an- to both consumer and year-end holiday sea- the back of strong respouses last month for the nounce civil charges against business confidence. son in terms of con- suits from companies
Wall Street equivalent of a the bank over its sale of And even before the sumer spending," said such as Amazon and
pep rally- troubled mortgage invest- impasse, the pace of Jennifer Lee, an econo- Microsoft.
'I'm proud of the compa- ments, Dimon personally __________________ny," Dimon, the chief ex- called one of Attorney Gen--____________________________ecutive of JPMorgan Chase, eral Eric H. Holder Jr.'s top -Jutini Sullivan
said at the event, held at lieutenants to reopen settle- During talks over a tentative $13 billion settlement, F
the Museum of the City of ment talks, people briefed Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. refused to offer New York, a mansion with a on the talks said. The rare
marble staircase and French outreach from a Wall Street JPMorgan Chase a so-called nonprosecution agreement doors. According to people C.E.O. scuttled the news that would halt an Inquiry In California. Ciy im
who attended, Dimon said, conference and set in motion ing to the people briefed on with thesc people, pullsCiyoMam "We will get through all of weeks of negotiations that the talks. back a curtain on the pri- Notice of Bid Solicitation
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By Peter Eiler will ... identify solutions to' better protect nursing homse resiinto thin air WASHINGTON -The chair- bent, sy a fre gn

orrahe, 'in in arwhchreview Monday to determine beacombination of state, federal
may be why so few storms have hit Some experts say, It's wrong to fizate on hurricane whether sufficient oversight is and industry initiatives. In the
in place to make sure nursing meantime, the ,industry should
By Doyle Rice Atlantic Ocean. strength 2012's Hurricane Sandy, above, wreaked devasta- homes properly man- do everything possible to
"It's the biggest seasonal tion but was a Category 1 when It hit New Jersey. age trust funds they protect the residents who
What happened to the hur- forecast bust we've ever had," areas that force air down were the Bay of Campeche are required to main- have entrusted the nursricane season? said Colorado State meteorolo- prevents storms from forming and southwest Gulf of Mexico, deintsafgur money. ing hs. wt"hersv
The predictions back in the gist Phil Klotzbach, part of the by making the air drier and "These areas produced Tropi- dens .- Nesn D- Nring oesan
spring were quite ominous, team of forecasters that first thus more "stable," which stops cal Storm Andrea, which made Fla., madleln he reustohrslong-term candro with all of them calling for an started issuing seasonal hur- thunderstorms (which like landfall onto the U.S in early Follow.n ma tSA requAs othviers forg-ther ederan
above-average number of hur- ricane predictions in the early more humid air) from develop- June, along with Tropical inves Itigation, pub- disabled generally are
ricanes: The forecasting team 1980s. "It's a huge surprise, ing. Storm Barry, Tropical Storm lished last week, which found required to provide and mainfrom Colorado State Univer- since all of the forecasts were Wind shear a difference Fernand and Hurricane In- that thousands of nursing home tamn the trust fund accounts for
sity predicted nine hurricanes calling for an active season." in wind speed and direction grid all of which impacted residents have had their savings residents who request that the would develop, while the And while the number of at various levels of the atmo- Mexico,"" Nobody saw this stolen or mismanaged while facility handle their money. The
National Oceanic and Atmo- named tropical storms and sphere also worked to tear coming," agreed Klotzbach. "No held in the trust accounts, He funds are supposed to work like
spheric Administration (NOAA) hurricanes 12 is about apart storms before they could one understands why there Iasked the inspector general at conventional bank accounts, said there would he seven to 11I average, the number of hur- strengthen, said hurricane was so much sinking motion the Department of Health and with accrued interest, regular hurricanes. ricanes and major hurricanes center spokesman Dennis' this year." He admitted that it's Human Services to examine statements and reliable overBoth the Weather Channel is well below average. A typical Feltgen. a huge forecast problem that whether additional steps are sight
and AccuWeather also predict- season sees about six hur- "There were plenty of posi- he and his colleagues will be needed to ensure that the funds USA TODAY found more than
ed unusually active seasons. ricanes, of which three are tive factors for above-average working to solve. are handled and protected ap- 1,500 recent cases in wlh
Yet, as of late October, with major. activity,' added Feltgen. "What Indeed, Mexico has been propriately, nursing homes have been cited
only a few more weeks left in a So what happened? The top was not anticipated was all the hard hit by hurricanes this 1 USA TODAY's story "revealed by state and federal regulators season that ends Nov. 30, just reasons include an increased sinking motion and resulting year, as the country has been an alarming number of cases for mishandling the funds. two hurricanes have formed in amount of dry, dusty air from dryness factors that occa- pelted by storms from the At- involving unscrupulous 'and The -newspaper identified the Atlantic Ocean, the fewest the Sahara Desert as well as sionally disrupt what would lefitic and the eastern Pacific. dishonest employees of nursing scores of cases in which emsince 1982, according to data *sinking' air over the Atlantic, otherwise be an active season Additionally, Tropical Storm Ihomes who siphoned, forged, ploye" usually business or from the National Hurricane both of which worked to sup- but which are impossible to Karen formed over the Gulf and swindled millions of dollars office staff siphoned huge
Center. And for the first time press hurricane activity, said predict.* of Mexico in early October, Felt- from the trust fund accounts -sums of money from trust acsince 1994, there have been no Klotzbach. Feltgen said that two areas gen said, but was torn apart of unsuspecting and helpless counts, hundreds of thousands
"major" hurricanes (Category Sinking air caused by that were somewhat favor- by wind shear and dry air, and residents,' Nelson wrote.. He of dollars in some instances,
3 or above) anywhere in the high atmospheric pressure able for development this year dissipated. requested that the 10 examine for everything from shopping
."management and oversight" land gambling sprees to rouof the trust funds and "recoin- tine household expenses. In
mend corrective actions for any hundreds more cases, faciliDiddy"~~~~~~Sn begins hi l- ui ew r eot i rassey, R-lowa,. funds, could not account for
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Hampton 30, DelawKa State 7 LUT WILLAMS
Alama State 31, Alabaa A&M 7 Jackson State 51 Praire View A&M 38 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2Editor
Albany State 30, Clark Atlanta 7 Langston 53, OklahomaBaptist 7 Conoordia-Selma vs. Georgia Military in Selma, AL lp One black college NCAA Div. 11 race could SUPER REGION I SUPER REGION II Alcom State 44, Southern 38 OT NC A&T 20, FloA&M 13 Ave Maria vs. Edward Waters in Naples. FL 1p be decided this weekend and showdowns could be 1. West Chester (8-0) 1, Lenoir-Rhyne (7-1 Ark.-Pine BIf 38, Miss Valley Stale18 NC Central 24. SWa State 10 Bowie State vs. Lincoln (Pa) in Bowie. MD p set up in others. 2. Shepherd (7-0) 2. Newberry (7-1)
Bacone 49, Teas Colege 13 Old Dominion 27, Nodolk State 24 Chowan vs Virginia State in Murfreesboro, NC lp In the CIAA Noh, Virginia State (7-1,5-0 4 W en 6-) tAlame (-1)
Benedict 29, Morehouse 26 Shw 39. Johnson C. Smith 33 Morgan State vs. Hampton in Baltimore MO h North iii tte sam (7-1) st a (6-2)
WS4TSG NONIANORONODAC COLLE I nP Notah), sixth in Div. Super Region I and up to 5. Slippery Rock (7-1) 5. T A (7-1)
BethuneRCookman 14, SC Stale 3 Texas Southem 23, Grarming 17 OT Savannah State vs. SC State in Savannah, GA 1 pkBloomsburg 35, Cheyney 7 Tuskegee 36, Keftcky State 7 Virgiri Unlion avs ESzabe City Satate in Richmond. VA 1p 9th in the BCSP ranking under first-year head 6. Virginia Stle (7-1) 6. North Alabama (5-2)
Bowie State 34, Virginia Union 7 UVA-We 18, West Mlgin State 10 We Virgia State vs Notre Dame Colege in Institute, WV p coach Latrell Scott, can clinch the division titleEastem linois 34, Tennessee State 16 Virgni Stale 34, Lncon (Pa) 14 Livingstone vs Fayeville State in SalCe ry, NC 1 30p and a berth in the Nov. 16 CIAA Championship 3-0 West) is ranked fifth in Super Region headEdward Waters 38, N. News Appr. 21 Winslan-Salem State 40, Livingstone 0 Saint Augusin a vs. Johnson C. South in Raleigh. NC 1:30p Game in Winston-Salem with a win at Chowan ed to its homecoming game Saturday (I p.m.) vs. Elizabeth City Stale 37, Chowan 31 OT W-Salr Stae vs. Shaw Winon-Salem, NC HSRN 1:30p (3-52-3) Saturday ( p.m.). Central State (2-6). Miles (4-3, 2-0) needs a win
Estse Kentucky vs. Tennessee State in RChmond, KY 12n
Cheyney vh. Wed Chester in Ceyn,. PA 12n A VSU loss coupled with a win by Virginia at Stilman (5-3, 1-2) to set up a showdown next
Cea Oklahoma vs ncol (MO)in Edmond. OK 2p Union (3-5, 3-2) over Elizabeth City State (3- week (11/9) at Tuskegee for the division crown ER THEUvs Kentucky State in Jackson. TN 2P 5. 3-2) Saturday in Richmond, sets up a VSU vs, and date in the Nov. 16 SIAC title game.
OKPanhandleStatevs LangstonSm n Goodwel. OK 2p VUU showdown for the division title next Satur- The same scenario is set in the East where VAT'S GOING ON IN AND AROUND BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS Del Stmevs HowadinDow, D 2P day (11/9) in Ettrick, Va. Fort Valley State (3-5, 2-0) and Albany State
Alcom State vs. Alaben A&M in Lonnan. MS 4p
SHnan vs ue in Tuscaoosr AL 59 In a pair of 1:30 p.m. CIAA South games, (3-4, 2-0) appear headed to their Nov. 9 show"BRICK" McNEILL PASSES AT 53: CoAnsy.Shorter inAaa6p Faetteville State (5-3. 4-1 S), under first-year down to settle the division title and championSENECA, SC Daryl C. "Brick" McNeill, Sr., a Fort Valey Stae vs Morehouse in Fort Valey,. GA 6p head coach Lawrence Kershaw, plays at Living- ship berth. FVSU must get by Morehouse (3-6,
Houln Bap.e Texa Colge in Houston TX 7p stone (2-6, 1-5)while Winston-Salem State (7-1. 0-3) Saturday (6 p.m.) and ASU has to overcome veteran coach who served a Slae vs Benedct in Aany, GA 7p 5-0 S) is at home vs. Shaw (5-3. 3-2). Wins by Benedict (4-4, 2-1) at 7 p.m.

stints s head footba olllct labeneSalyed, nrg nKY TA WSSU and FSUset up a Nov. 9 showdown for the In the MEAC, leader Bethune-Cookman
at three black collegest died Tu v agee CetralState i Tuiege. L p division tide and tide game berth between FSU (7-1, 4-0) is at N.C. Central. Hampton (3-5,
Saturday. October 19, 2013. NCA&Tvs, Vina-Ly inGreenm NC 1p and WSSU in Winston-Salem on Nov. 9. 3-1). after three straight wins now tied for second
He was 53. Gn Sa VySt n ,ng 2p A Shaw upset of WSSU. now ranked with South Carolina State, is at Morgan State
co No se w. FlonAM in Noda VA 2P 13th nationally in the AFCA poll and fourth in Su- SCSU (5-3, 3-1) is at Savannah State.
elor's and master's in bcusih E dw per Region I. keeps the Bears in the rae headed SWAC East leader Jackson State (7-2,7-0)

coach and ateead in bui-AE
ness education from Soths Coom in Distmem. NC 12n to their season-ender vs. Saint Augustine's. Shaw is idle. Alcorn State (7-2, 5-1) hosts Alabama
CaneSporft Houston Deayed 11t 3iremon CT already has a win over FSU. An FSU loss and A&M. SWAC West leader Southern (4-4, 4-2) is
Carolina State Universty in T easSoum vs. So m in Houston. TX WSSU win this week gives the title to the Rams. at Texas Southern. Second-place Prairie View
rl McNeill 1982 and 1985, and began his SIAC West Division leader Tugegee (7-1. is also idle.
Daryl McNeI
coaching career as a graduate
assistant at his alma mater (1983-85).
He served as an assistant (1985-86) and as assistant o t
coach and offensive coordinator (1999-2002) at SC State
and spent two years as assistant head coach and offensive Wyatt in as interim head coach at Edward Waters Roaed and Bridge Department located in Tuskegee, Alabama.
coordinator at Tennessee State (1993-95). McNeill also Edward Waters College fired football coach Benedict placed three runners in the .----,

In~~o 1996 overall led thee Golde Bulls' toti73de-10
had two stints at Savannah State, first serving as assis-nd replaced him on an interim noe b h w estie
basis with Alvia Wyatt, former coach at Bet- Morehouse had four out of five runners
tant head coach (1988-93) and then as the head coach hone-Cookman. place in the top 10 for the men.
(1997-99). The Tigers were 0-7 under Bernard with SIAC Women's Coach of the Year was awarded to Benedict's Frank
Most recently, McNeill served as the head football four games remaining on the schedule. EWC Hyland. Morehouse legendary head coach Will Hill was named SIAC
coach at Clark-Atlanta (210-2012). Prior to CAU, he had an open date last Saturday and won at New- Men's Coach of the Year.
served as the running backs coach at Saint Augustine's port News Apprentice School Saturday with The ady Tigers were led by Jonnise Pierce, who had the top overall
and as associate director of athletics and head football Wyatt at the helm. finish with a time of 21:28.69. The sophomore, in addition, claimed her
Bemard, the former offensive coordina- consecuive SIAC Women's Runner of the Year. Not far behind Pierce,
coach at Johnson C. Smith (2004-08). The position at for at Bethune under Wyatt, took over EWCs was her teammate and fellow sophomore Astacla Watkins, who finJCSU was the second time he coached at the university. program in 2011. He played football at Georgia Alvin Wyatt ished just eight seconds behind with a time of 21:36.59. Mikarla Swann
The first stint was also as head coach (1995-97). Southern. (22:38.67) finished in fifth place to round out the Lady Tigers in the top
In 1996, McNeill led the Golden Bulls to a 7-3 re- 10.
cord, the programs' first winning season in 15 years, and Virginia University of Lynchburg Anchored by Chris Wilder's time of 27:08.56 (2nd),Nicholas Hall's
was honored as the Black College Sports Co-Coach of names nw football coach run of 27:10.53 (3rd), and Kasahun Neselu's finish of 27:46.51 (4th), the

The unral was hel ria Ocobege ports 1-Coach Cof Crssne fooutal championship onpTier State woen captured theceetd1t rs onr
the Year. In 2006, he led Johnson C. Smith to a 7-4 record Virginia University of Lynchburg President Ralph Reavis appoint- Maroon Tigers were able to capture an unprecedented 17th Cross Country and an appearance in the Pioneer Bowl. ed Luther Palmer head coach last week replacing Willard Bailey, Larry Clark Atlanta finished second and the team was led by Juan Cart
S en a s r ial folloe d at Everci ee e mora l Toom bs, spokesman for the college, said. CM a a t Watsn co n C n ty
He also served two years as Associate Head Coach Palmer was the defensive coordinator for the Dragons and played ledge's 28:16.14 finish for 8th overall. Rounding out the top three teams
at North Carola A&T (2003-04). ale r wor fort heao a ay was Albany State, which was led by its catalyst Albert Murrey, who
tight end for former Bailey when Bailey was head football coach at Vir- wathtorunrttemetndwsaloaedheSA Rnerf
The Falcon and Lady Falon have com d to wn or Iwas the top runn r at the meet and was also named the SIAC Runner of
The Seneca native, who is a member of Kappa Al- ginia Union. Bailey has been with the VUL program as head coach since a orns cu d eae tte e he o fie

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Classic NEXT: At Kentucky titl, ll ecering othy5KCourseinshp 175.o hmnwo a loslce
8.eALCcaN STAT (7-2) -oked ot No.E Suthern 8nMi CrTssBe ntry it oen, M eousc me .teSWCCrssCunrMonday at the Watson Cross Country
Cemetery. utive year at WakeMed Soccer Park last- Course of Choctaw Trails.
week. It marked the fourth overall championship title for the Delta Devils
T he F alco ns and L ad y F alco ns have co m b ined to w in o ver 150 cro ss in l d n th r t i d in h e as fo r y rs nd h e h rd c s cu ve e r country and track & field conference crowns under legendary Head Coachinug thert ctired the lauettl.AUpse four ofrsan the topr cnsfuive a
George Williams. runners scoring a total of 21 points.
1. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (7-1) Shut down No. 5 SC State, 14-3. NEXT: The Falcons, led by Toren Baley's first-place finish, scored 47 Co u hd the Yer At North Carolina Central. points to place first in the 12-team m en's 8K run. Virginia U nion w as Al b m St e ca ei s co d c rng 8 p i ts P are V ew f i h d
2. WINSTON-ALEM STATE (7-1) Shut out Livingstone, 40-0, NEXT: second with 58 points and Virginia Stae was third with 80 points, third (83). Hosting Shaw. The Lady Falcons placed four runners in the top six to score 29 points MVSU's Daniel Kibet won the individual crown in the men's 8K
3. TENNESSEE STATE (7-2) Fell to FC8 No. 2 Eastern IIlinois, 34-16. for the easy victory in the women's 12-team SK run. Virginia State, led by for a consecutive year crossing the finish line at 26:28.16. As a result, he
NEXT: At Eastern Kentucky. the first-place finish of Taylor-Ashley Bean, was second with 69 points earned the SWAC Cross Country Male Athlete of the Year. His teammate,
4. JACKSON STATE (7-2) Beat No. 10 Praie View, 51-38. NEXT: Idle. and Winston-Salem State was third with 76 points. Felix Kiprop, finished second with n time of 26.28.16.
5. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (5-3) Dropped 14-3 decialon at No, 1 Bailey of St. Aug run 25.58.14 in the men's 8K race to cross the finish Mississippi Valley State's Danielle Douglas was tabbed as the SWAC Bethune-Cookman. NEXT: At Savannah State. line first. Frank Charles of Virginias Union was second in 26.36.24. Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year.
6. TUSlKEGEE(7-1).- Easily handled Kentucky State, 36-7. NEXT: Hosts St. Aug relied its deep pool of runners to win the women's race in a Mississippi Valley State came in second for the women with 99
Central Staterout. Bean of Virginia State was the overall winner in 18:58.37 followed oi.
7. ALABAMA STrATE (6-2) Defeated Alabama A&M, 31-7 at Magic City by three Lady Palcons. Skylar Wallen, Fanta Fofana and Kelly Shaw. In the individual competition, MVSU's Joyce Chumo defended her Classic NEXT: At Kentucky. title coveing the 5K course in 17:56.15. Chumo, who was also selected
8, ALCORN STATE (7-2) Knocked off No. 9 Southern, 44-38 in OT, Benedict women, Morehouse men the SWAC Cross Country Female Athlete of the Year, finished just secNEXT: Hosting Alabama A&M. grab SIAC C ross Country titles nds ahead of Alabama State's Paige Rankin ( 18:20.1 8).
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Killian keeps hope alive


By Akilah Laster "It gave us the chance at a new the game. Additionally, the Cougars addition to Jordan Herrera's 71-yard
akilahlaster@gmail (om life," Johnson said. "Sometimes added four sacks to the mix. run the longest of the night,
things have to happen for us to wake "It was sheer will," Johnson said of "We wanted to become a hybrid What once looked like a long-shot up and smell the coffee." Redwine's grab. "The kids believed offense," Johnson said. "When we get
has now become possible for Killian That game alone put Killian back all week." them both down, it'll be something."
after a hallmark 21-13 defeat of in the race for a playoff berth, but But junior safety Bruce Davis The Buccaneers did respond but district rival South Dade (7-1, 2-1) the Cougars on Saturday showed was the catalyst of it all who earned could not surmount Killian's defenlast Saturday at Tropical Park put they were shooting for the moon. Not Killian's first two interceptions, sive onslaught. Their go-to player in the Cougars (4-4, 2-1) back in the only did the win end South Dade's including a 53-yard pick-six early Quarterback Kahlil Render, threw running for a District 16-8A cham- undefeated season, but it forced a in the third quarter to keep the four interceptions, the most he's had pionship and post season. "[The four-way district tie, when the Buc- momentum swinging toward the in a single game, but still was able Buccaneers] hadn't been hit in the cancers were favored to sweep the Cougars. to finish with 203 passing yards and
mouth yet," said Killian coach, Cory district. "I don't even know what to say," two touchdowns. Friday is D-Day
Johnson. "We wanted to challenge "It takes a team time to gel," Davis said exhausted. "It's amazing for their district. If Killian wins and them physically." Johnson said about the tumultuous because of all of these minor setback South Dade wins, then the Cougars
The Cougars' season commenced season. "tOur district] is haywire to be where we are right now." would take the district and South losing four of their first five games, right now." The Cougars have been working Dade would be runner-up, flip-flopincluding a crucial district loss to The Cougars' defense was relent- to diversify their offense according ping last season's results. However if Coral Reef (5-3, 2-1). But as the foot- less with four interceptions in- to Johnson instead of relying solely Reef wins and the Cougars win then ball gods would have it, a struggling cluding a timely pick by Sheldrick on their respected Wing-T running the Barracudas will take the disSouthridge (4-4, 2-1) team, whom Redwine that he snatched out of the game. trict and Killian will still make the
Killian faces Friday, skated by Coral hands of a South Dade receiver in They scored on an 18-yard pass post-season. For some the dim light Reef in a monumental 12-10 upset the end zone. That catch would have and catch from Quarterback Joel is now brighter and for others the two weeks ago. given the Buccaneers a chance to tie Careaga to Anthony Olivencia in bright light has become quite dim.

B-CU makes 'Battle of the Bands'
1B D*bwah Circelli
DAYTONA BEACH Bethune-Cookman
University's Marching Wildcats will be highlighted again at the 12th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta.
: Eight of the top Historically Black College .
and University (HBCU) marching bands have
been selected to perform at the showcase.
The Marching Wildcats, made up of about
315 members, have been in the competition
: eight other times.
: 'It's an honor to be voted in for the ninth
year," said Donovan Wells, B-CU director of
bands. "It says a lot. We are very apprecia* tive."
Widely known within the marching band
community as "The Honda," the invitational
showcase provides a national stage to highlight the distinct showmanship of HBCU --steven Nota'as
marching bands. Mainland High School marching band
The showcase will take place on Jan. 25 at drummer during Bethune-Cookman Uni* the Georgia Dome, where tens of thousands of varsity's Homecoming Parade on Dr. Mary : HBCU marching band fans will converge.
B-CU and the other bands receive a $20,000 McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona grant from Honda for their music band pro- Beach Saturday, Oct. 26. grams, plus an all-expenses paid trip to At- The seven other bands are from Alabama
Booker T. Washington offense and Miami Norland defense at line of scrimmage. : The final eight bands were chosen through MUniversity; Alabama State University: Thia ih ad wr hsntruh Morehouse College; North Carolina A&T Uni* a voting process that incorporates feedback versity; South Carolina State University; UniB W c a m s : from online fan votes, band directors, HBCU versity of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and WinstonB w claim s m yth ical M iam i school presidents and representatives from Salem State University. For more information,
American Honda. visit

title,' stops Norland, 41-14

By Mah La~ with four touchdowns, includ- number one team." ing his own 7-yard run. Even though the win was
While the game means decisive for the Tornados,
While the 41-14 result of the nothing to either team, other Heidelburg said he saw some Booker T. Washington-Norland than a few bragging rights, it positives. game ended in the expected may also have been scheduled "We were able to run the ball manner, the Tornados of BTW out of necessity according to on them and that is something said they still had something Norland coach Daryle Hei- I haven't seen any team do," he to prove. H-ead Coach Tim delburg, who said that many said. "Not even Central."j "Ice" Harris says, "the win teams were not eager to face The Vikings earned 228" against the Vikings solidifies his team. rushing yards against Booker .

championship." along with Central and Booker allowed all season. Harris even
"Our schedule really makes T.," Heidelburg said. "Not commended the Vikings for it.
it interesting," he said. "We many schools want to play us." "They did a good job keeping "
wanted to prove that confer- While Heidelburg said he the ball from us," said Harris, ence doesn't matter and so- hopes that it's a sign of re- who called the victory bitterlidify ourselves as the best." spect, he looked forward to the sweet. Not only did they prove to challenge of facing Booker T. Booker T. finishes the regu- be the best, but also that they in a game that may help them lar season on Friday afterhave depth with the brilliant when they, return to competi- noon with a humdrum game ........ '
play of junior back-up quar- tive district play against Carol against Edison at Traz. But ,
terback Malik Atkins who City on Friday. for Norland, their game is crit- .. .. .
finished with 220 yards on "Facing the number one ical to extending their season.. :
9-of-li passing. Atkins in his team in the nation is a first for A win would force a three-way :.. third start, replaced Treon me," Heidelburg said. "While tiebreaker for second-place -Photo provided by Honda Battle of the Bands
Harris Who is out because of they're a tough opponent I can with Northwestern and Carol : Bethune-Cookman University Marching Wildcats perform in January this year at the a groin injury. Atkins finished safely say [the Chiefs) aren't a City. :Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome.

.spot in1 the AP Top 25, while At press time Florida State bo jumbo. The team with the about football, we're all in.
maintaining the No. 6 spot was a whopping 22-point fet- most heart and grit Will will We're all in." Well Coach so in the coaches poll, Florida vorite going into Saturday win this game. It's the sev- are we. Most folks expect the ~State, which had a 49-17 night's showdown in Tal- enth time in series history Canes to get mopped up by
win over N.C. State on Sat- lahassee. At least the odds- Miami-FSU will be featured FSU and that is understandurday, held steady at No. 3 makers believe in the Noles on GameDay and considering able. in both the AP poll and the and why not ? They have been all Miami has endured with ]But I've learned when .it .. .. .31F u coaches poll behind Alabama dominant in every phase of the recently-concluded NCAA comes to Miami and Florida
F-orngTei- the odds in Canes vs. and Oregon. Soer we are th ae .l eson wil investigation, Al Golden's State, expect the unexpected,
at Canes-FSU week. Let the Miami has struggled against boys deserve some shine. Anything can happen and in
Oi.o thebest-storied ri- um all of South Florida knew trash talking be~n, So many lesser competition. Still, in "ih l epcteehstpclU-S ahoi
varies in college football ap- that for the first time in a de- great players, so many leg- this heated rivalry none of been more national exposure usually does.
pears to have been reborn in cade Miami and Florida State endary names and unforget- that matters. It is Miami over the last 28 months than The Sports Brothers, Jeff the Sunshine State. As the would meet as top-10 unbeat- table games, Wide right one, against Florida State. Throw any of us can handle," Golden Fox & Ed Freeman, can be seconds ticked off this past en teams, two and three I remember the out the records, trends or any said last Saturday, referring heard daily on WQAM 560
Saturday at Sun Life Stadi- Miami held on to the No. 7 intensity in each game vividly, of the overly analyzed mum- to the investigation. "If it's Sports.