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...Tempora Mutantur Et Nos Mutamur In Illis

VOLUME 91 NUMBER 14 MIAMI, FLORIDA, DECEMBER 4-10, 2013 50 cents

Four killed during holiday gunfire L. Grant, 18, the mother of an infant
child and Shalaunda Williams, 22 who
By D. Kevin McNeir here in Miami as shots rang out in both died in gunfire that took place in separate incidents leaving police in the the vicinity of NW 12th Parkway and
search for one or more gunmen that 65th Street early last Sunday mornLast weekend, many families were left two young women in Liberty City ing. According to police, both women
renewing old acquaintances, eating dead and two others injured, died on the scene. Two other women
turkey and dressing while oth- City of Miami Police have posted were shot and taken to local hospitals
ers began their Christmas shopping a $3,000 reward in reference to the with injuries that were deemed not life
at area malls. But Thanksgiving also double homicide and are seeking infor- threatening.
brought tragedy and sadness for some mation about the shootings of Tiarra Please turn to VIOLENCE 1OA


Hardemon ta ks Dorie Miller: A hero

people, politics and from Pearl Harbor
Navy cook manned battle stations
Miami Tgmes staff report In July of that year he had temp la n s f o Ds 5 Doris Miller, was born in (BB-36) at Secondary Battery

Yt cneW since the Waco, Texas, on Oct. 12, 1919. Gunnery School. He returned to
He worked on his father's farm West Virginia and on Aug. 3, and
switch to single-member districts before enlisting in the U.S Navy was serving in that battleship
as Mess Attendant, when the Japanese atBy D. Kevin McNeir his temper to get the best of him Third Class, at Dal- tacked Pearl Harbor on during a televised debate on Mike las, Texas, on Sept. Dec. 7, 1941. Because
Putney's Sunday show against 16, 1939, to travel, of his physical prowLiberty City-born Keon Harde- then-opponent, County Commis- and earn money for ess, he was assigned
.on, 30, has 10 days until he sioner Audrey Edmonson. his family. Following to carry wounded felofficially settles into his new City 'I learned in that first run at training at the Naval low sailors to places
Hall office as the city commission- public office to appreciate all o Training Station, Nor- of greater safety. Then
er for District 5. But he says he's portunities to speak publicly folk, Virginia, Miller an officer ordered him
already had meetings with Mi- that one has to be clear an was assigned to the to the bridge to aid the
a.i's top brass including the city in control when dealing ammunition ship USS MILLER mortally wounded capmanager, attorney and mayor. And with the media, other Pyro (AE-1) where tain of the ship. He subhe's learned a lot since his first public officials and the he served as a Mess Attendant, sequently manned a 50-caliber
failed attempt for public official Please turn o and on Jan. 2, 1940 was trans- Browning anti-aircraft machine
two years ago when he allowed L ': .* ferred to USS West Virginia (BB- gun until he ran out of ammuni48), where he became the ship's tion and was ordered to abandon
heavyweight boxing champion. ship.
-Miami Times photo/Craig Uptgrow

Obama pledges up to $5 billion for global AIDS fund
By Aamer Madhani White House marked World President Barack that the National Institutes of
AIDS Day. The 1-to-2 funding Health (NIH) will invest $100
WASHINGTON Last Mon- ratio is set by Congress and Obama gestures while million in re-prioritized fundday, President Obama pledged Obama had already marked speaking at a world ing over the next three years
up to $5 billion in U.S. mon- $1.65 billion for the Global to launch an HIV cure initiaey over the next three years Fund in his 2014 budget. But AIDS Day event, tive.
to the pre-eminent global activists, including South Ola D 0 Recently, several individuprogram to combat AIDS ion Africa's Desmond. Tutu, had Mody e.221, als appear to have been cured
the condition that the rest been pushing Obama to make in the South Court of HIV through aggressive
of the international commu- clear ahead of the conference therapy but the methods "are
nity pitches in $10 billion. He that the U.S. stood ready to Auditorium on the too toxic or premature to apmade the pledge to the Global donate: up to $5 billion to the W~hite House complex in ply beyond the research setFund to Fight AIDS, Tuber- fund for the next cycle. ting," according to the White
culosis and Malaria as the Obama also announced Washington. Please turn to PLEDGE IOA

-AP Photo/EvanlVucc
Obama thaws relations between U.S. and Cuba

Administration has quietly employed new diplomacy to administration has done visitors to the U.S. These nications network. In August,
just that. It is quietly new visas allow Cubans Cuba allowed U.S. doctors to
tr t ndCod Wa sadofemploying a "new think" to travel back and forth visit Gross, whose health is
diplomacy in an effort to between the two count- said to be failing, for the first
By DoWayne Wickham given last month, President Internet and Google and world end this nation's Cold tries, which haven't had time. That concession came
Obama and Secretary of State travel," Obama told a Miami War standoff with Cuba. formal diplomatic ties just a few months after a U.S.
While, understandably, a lot John Kerry cryptically ac- audience that the U.S. has to In January, Cuba end- since 1961. judge agreed to let a convictof news media attention in re- knowledged the need for a new be "creative" and "thoughtful" ed a decades-old require- WICKHAM Also this year, talks ed Cuban spy, Rene Gonzacent days has focused on the approach to Cuba, a country in its efforts to bring change menit that its citizens between the U.S. and lez, serve the remaining three
U.S.-led talks to prevent Iran the U.S. has -- literally and to Cuba. Ten days later, in an needed to obtain a govern- Cuba to restore normal mail years of his probation in Cuba. from obtaining nuclear weap- figuratively -- waged war with address to the Organization of menit-issued exit permit be- service have resumed. The The judge's order came while ons, the Obama administra- for over a half-century. American States, Kerry said of fore they could travel abroad. talks were halted in 2009 af- he was, still in Havana. This is tion appears to be laying the Rejecting the "notion that U.S. relations with Cuba: "We In July, the Obama admin- ter Cuba arrested Alan Gross, how diplomacy is supposed to groundwork for another diplo- the same policies that we put have to continue to update our istration increased from six a State Department contractor work. matic breakthrough. in place in 1961" would still policies." months to five years the dura- who was caught trying to set The Obama administration's
In little noticed speeches be effective "in the age of the And it appears the Obama tion of visas granted to Cuban up an underground commu- Please turn to RELATIONS IOA

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I.E. SIGISMUND REEVES, Founder, 1923-1968 The Black Press believes that America can best lead the our co m mlI~unityT GARTH C. REEVES, JR., Editor, 1972-1982 world from racial and national antagonism when itaccords to p
every person, regardless of race, creed or color, his or her
T ose who have either been incarcerated in GARTH C. REEVES, SR., Puisher Emeritus human and legal rights. Hating no person, fearing no person,:
jal r rion s el a toe howok n RACHEL J. REEVES, Publisher and Chairman the Black Press strives to help every person in the firm belief'Si t~ jl eorcemesn, swill tels th at he word in- that all persons are hurt as long as anyone is held back,.-77 r
'snitching' has a negative if not deadly connotation particularly when it is employed behindBYEGNROISN.egnrbso wah't'pstcm....
bars. Why? Because to snitch, or to share informa-4
tion about one of your other inmates, can often costI an individual a visit to the prison infirmary or even O rm r lyq eto a l o-o w a o
worse, to the morgue. Thus, criminals claim and Ou moalAusto alLo-ow ao
we emphasize the word 'claim' to hold secrets and U.S. drone attacks mn Af- global war on terrorism. It is Obama to make careful, sober sons he has gie fsomm
oterinoratonclset har. t' lkea od f ghanistan, Pakistan and other to his great credit that Obama. decisions about who should be on the pact. How many civilothe inormaionclos toheat. I's ike coe o countries may be militarily ef- ended torture, shut down the considered a targetable enemy ians have been killed in drone ethics for them. And it's taken hold in our streets. fective, but they are killing in- CIA's secret overseas prisons and I know he agonizes over strikes?, The Obama adminisjust ask any youth about how they view a 'snitch.' It 'nocent civilians in a way that and made a good-faith effort pulling the trigger. But that is tration refuses to say but insists won't be a pretty picture. is obscene and immoral. I'm to close the detention center cold comfort. Bush's theory of that the toll, whatever it may be,
However, let the record show that we are members afraid that ignoring this ugly at Guantanamo. But Obama war was clear and morally in- is declining because of stricter
of a free society and are not obligated to live our lives fact makes Americans complic- has greatly expanded the use defensible. Obama's is fuzzy rules on choosing targets. as if we we in lockup at Miami-Dade's TGK. And we it in murder. It is understand- of drones, and his version and morally ambiguous. All this In Afghanistan, it is hard to
sholdno b iflenedbysuh why President Obama has attempt a count because there
The recent rash of shootings, including the deaths mad dron attck has go-tola iswi ahngo seial tte an actulwrgigowt
weapon in the fight against ter- hi sa noua iwi ahntn epcal tte no agreement on who qualifies
of three youth, 22 years or younger, that took place rorists and the Taliban. Armed, White House, where Obama and his aides have done much to as a civilian. When does a viljust last weekend, and other assaults that have tak- pilotless aircraft allow the CIA I erase the stain on the nation's honor left by the excesses of lage cease being a village and
en place in the last few weeks, all point to the, impor- and the military to target indi- George W. Bush's global war on terrorism.- become a Taliban stronghold?
tance of changing the way we look at snitching. As viduals in enemy strongholds When we say, so, apparently.
one seasoned officer shared during a recent Liberty without putting U.S. lives -at I believe historians will look at
Citytow hal meting "tereis n rom inourvo-risk. But efficacy is not legiti- of the terror war looks a lot is true even if the drones kill Obama's second term and see Cit twnhal metng,"ter isnorom i or o-macy and I don't see how drone like, a campaign of assassina- only their targets. But of course the implementation of the Afcabulary for snitching we see those who have the strikes' can Ibe .cons idered Ia tion. Under what theory, then, there is "collateral damage." Af- fordable Care Act, despite its
courage to come forward as concerned citizens." wholly legitimate way to wage does the president order drone ghan President, Hamid Karzai rocky launch, as a great moral
We concur with that officer's statement. The num- war. strikes in countries such as has threatened not to sign a triumph. I fear they will see the
ber of tips that police from various local depart ments This is an unpopular view in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, long-term security agreement drone war as a great moral fail-, have received over the past few weeks all leading Washington especially at the with which we are not at war? with the U.S. because of a drone ure.
to the. arrests of dangerous gunmen illustrate the White House, where Obama It would seem the definition of attack last week that killed a Eugene Robinson is -a Pulitand his aides have done much "enemy" is, basically, "some- 2-year-old child and wounded zer Prize-winning newspaper importance and necessity of community involvement to erase the stain on the na- one the United States decides two women. Karzai is a corrupt columnist and the forme Ir asand cooperation. Consider what another veteran of- tion's honor left by the ex- to target." and unreliable ally, and this is sistant managing editor of The
ficer said during the recent Liberty City town hall cesses of George W. Bush's I have considerable faith in just the latest in a string of rea- Washington Post.
"We often look the other way and ignore what we B E .DML
know about illegal dealings in our community. But
let the bullet hit someone you love and then it's a
different story. You then find yourself pleading for The American dream still lives but barely
someone to come forward with information that will
help solve the case." The American Dream lives! percent claim that the idea of 60 percent say they worry the ers the working J
Snitching is not a four-letter word. In fact, if we It's the current American the American Dream is mean- economy's unsettled condition the millions of Americans, at or
want to save our babies, we need to get the bad folks i eaitiy that's becuine a night- ingful. to them personally, will cause themn to be laid off, below the poverty line has been off of our streets. mare for millions upon mil- while another 18 percent say the largest proportion of con- underscored in recent months
lions whose lives, occupations it's not meaningful to them cern that question, has ever by a'numrber of developments. and economic stability once but is to other people. produced. Not. surprisingly.,' Those criticisms, ,embeddedseemed to embody it. A new However, the true impor- lower-paidi workers. worry far in the 200-PlUS page misive, H ealth disparities survey released Thanksgiv- tance of the survey, which. more than those higher up, the were clearly a call 11 foir efforts
ing week by the Washington has been conducted since wage Iscale about losing their to, reduce the degree of income stllpi gu ng he Bl ck Post and the Miller Center, a the 1970s, is thiat it's the lat- 'jobs or running out, of money inequality in Europe and the
stillplag ing the lack nonpartisan, public policy- est document to plumb the' to payI their rent Iand' other U.S. as part of a broader camfocused affiliate of the -Uni- impact of the economic cri-' nece'ssities before the end of paign to make compassion a co m m university of Virginia, offers fresh sis the Great Recession of the' month. That truism has a central part of nation's and incom un evidence that Americans over- dividuals' approach to solving
A ccording to recent reports from the Centers whelmingly still hold fast top ro ems These and other defor Disease Control [CDC], among the 10 lead- the positive beliefs that in the new survey released Thanksgiving wek ... offersfresh eVi-' velopments raise tl~e question:
A ing causes of death for Blacks, the top four 20th century helped project fdence that Americans overwhelmingly still hold'fast to the Are .we witnessing the devel-heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes are th uyn pims fte A positve beliefs that In the 20th century helped 'project the omn fa"rtclms"o
all preventable. But that would require Blacks to have American character. For ex- buyn-piimo h mrcncarce.idvdasadisiuin
ample,' 85 percent of Ameri- boatotmsofheArincartr.of diverse philosophical views, access to health care and to have the ability to funda- cans think that being able to ''that's ready to redress at least
mentally change their diet. Tell that to a family that attend college is at least a part 2007 to 2009 that's pushed greater importance now than some of the causes of the dancan barely pay rent much less make more reasonable of the American Dream; and many Americans into desper- usual because more"than half gerou's increase of 'Poverty and
choices for what they eat if and when they do eat 87 percent feel that way about ate circumstances. In signif of the jobs created since the income inequality? Now, that
- and it's clear that significant portions of the Black home ownership. A nearly cant measure, that calamity Recession ended have been would be a dream worth workco muiy r i tobl.equal proportion 86 percent has eroded not just to their low-wage _positions, paying- ing for, in the U.S. and abroad.
consider that doing better financial resources but also 'on average little ,more than Lee A. Daniels is a longtime That's why the Liberty City-based non-profit AIDS that their parents is part of their hopes about the pres- $3 .0,00 .0 a .year. The economic j .ournalist based in New York
service organization Empower "U," Inc., is to be con- the American Dream; and 61 ent and the future. More than hardship faced by these work- City.



Death brings even the jLe t's create more "Copportunity" for youth
1 j.*What does "opportunity" look top three most pressing needs is that the zip code you're born do as a community? aullowing
tfe t like for young. people in our for youth: access to, a quality into shouldn't determine your the example of Paranmore Kd
sto community? Is it a quality pre- education, increasing financial chances for success. They also Zone a Florida Children'sInta
When my daughter Cassan- downward spiral because in my school, a substantive K- 12 edu- resources and a safe and clean have developed what they call tive community in Orlando and dra died it put me in a mode of mind I'm good but I wasn't do- cation, caring parents that make environment. But shouldn't the Opportunity Index, a set Miami Dade College, perhaps depression for nearly a year. I ing anything but fooling myself. enough to provide the basics, a these things be the baseline and of 16 indicators that represent we should also, pledge to be an no longer wanted to fight for the I would see people and pretend place to live that is safe or ac- not the aspiration? This reality how readily opportunities exist ACTION Community, which community, write my weekly col- as if everything was alright but I cess to the arts? What would for our children shows that tak- for young people in three key stands for Areas Committed To umn, or go after my passions be- wasn't doing anything b11t fooling you say counts the most? The en together, the tenuous nature impact areas: education, comn- Increasing Opportunities Now. cause the spark was gone. myself. least? What hits me every day is of stability, safety and caring munity and the economy. Using This wo uld mean that a group of.
I went back to my street ways When you're alone and in your the stark disparity of opportu- .cross-sector stakeholders would and started to slowly lose my- thoughts it's a haunting feeling as nity readily available to our chil- m he least? What hits me every day is the stark dispar- adopt a goal and strategy to inself. The very things that I left the a parent because you will always dren. Let's take Overtown for ex- ity of opportunity readily available to our children. Let's crease our community's Opporstreets for to become the person have the question about what ample. As of the last Census, of U uity Score, collaborate and
Became I went back to Ibecause could you have done to prevent the approximately 13,000 resi- T take Overtown for example. As of the last Census, of the shrt eturcienntoal I felt it would ease my pain but it. My mom always told us grow- dents, 3,500 are children age 19 approximately 13,000 residents, 3,500 are children age 19 and with, other ACTION communiit only made matters worse. I ing up people see what you don't and younger and 50 percent are younger anid 50~ percent are living below poverty level I... ties. I for one want to be a part couldn't talk her mom or my kids see because a real friend will tell living below poverty level which of a transformational committed
because it just brought back their you about yourself and hold up is double the County average, group of people working to say,
pain. a mirror so you can see yourself. The adult per capita income is is fleeting for too many of Iour- these indicators Florida ranks YES I helped more young people"
There hasn't been a night that Proverbs 18:24 says a man reported at $14,557, this is less young people. So how can we 4 1-st in the nation -Ve .rmont have 'access to the opp ortunities has passed since September 29, that hath friends. must show than the ETE at minimum wage. as a community quantify that ranks 1st. Within the state of that they deserve. 2012 that she doesn't come to himself friendly; there is a friend In a survey conducted by the we really care, and are working Florida among the five largest Saliha Nelson is the vice presimind -the daughter that would that stick closer. than a brother. I Overtown Children and Youth towards improving opportunity counties, Miami-Dade County dent of the non-profit youthbrag about my efforts in the comn- didn't know I was depressed be- Coalition in partnership with for our kids? A national cam.- ranks at the bottom ~for overall focused organization URGENT, Barry University's School of So- paign, Opportunit Nation, is OpportunityScrwtHil- ncadcuetysrvssth Iam a God-fearing man but I would probably consider selling cial Work) community residents trying to do just that. Opportu- borough coming in at #1. Using chairwoman of the* Overtown.
my soul to feel her arms around my neck again and stakeholders reported the nity .Nation's guiding principle this. information, what, can we Children & Youth Coalition..

munity to her friends and bring cause I never thought that any- B OE'AM LMbj T'_ d bt ''84e1''-t-"e-t
them by the office was gone. All; thing could or would affect me
the things that made her proud because I've always been told C ~t i s ~ f xe
ofme I took for granted because I that I'm a strong person. I never Ci Oa n-est n
thought I would always have her wanted anyone to see myself inpr b e
around. a vulnerable state of mind so I The State of Florida has a that count irregularities come directive, because there is a favor the GOP,
I am a God-fearing man but I kept my emotions in check. As I terrible record and reputa- from the state leadership of special election on March' 1, None of the Supervisors of would probably consider selling watched my kids and their mom tion when it comes to vot- the election. There is always in Pinellas County. The direc- Elections received an early my soul to feel her arms around grieve over the unexpected loss o ing. In the election of 2012, it a pattern of ,confusion or tive says if a voter returns a notice or were invited to a my neck again or to hear her say their daughter and sister, I never took the Supervisors of Elec- corruption. when it comes to completed ballot in person in- meeting .telling them that "daddy do you" in that squeaky cried. tions and the Secretary of the Florida's voting system. One stead of by mail, it can only the State would change the
voice of hers. I've always. prided myself on State three days to complete such change is the restriction be returned to an election su- way absentee ballots would
The Rev. John Taylor said to being the hero and the problem counting the ballots. It was of ballot drop-off locations pervisor office. be handled. Many are still
me' several years. ago "Brother solver but this time the hero extremely embarrassing to to just Supervisors of Elec- In the 2012 election in Pi- angry over the sloppy effort Dennis everyone needs a pastor needed saving, the state on a national and lo- tions offices and it is- -unclear nellas County,' there were Scott's Secretary of the State
including a pastor and while you Miami native Brian Dennis is a cal level and an example of a managed in last year's purge
may not need one now, one day, community activist and executive dysfunctional system with no of non-citizens form the
you will." Ignoring his advice to director of Brothers of the Same leadership. n 2000, Ex-Governor Jeb Bush helped his brother Ex-Presi- rolls. The purge started with
seek wise counsel I continued mny Mind, Inc. .In 2000, Ex-Governor Jeb 182,000 voters that were alBush helped his brother Ex- dent George,.Bush win the election, even though there were leged to be illegal, which was,
President George Bush win imn onigand voigirglrte.cut to 2,600, and by Election
the election, even though Day had dropped to 192.
there were many count- The state election superviing and voting irregulari- sors know what they are doSties. There were three coun- why the state would seek this 25 0,000 absentee ballots ing and the absentee ballot
ties that Gore requested be change, particularly when it because County Supervisor system is working. There is no
counted by hand and in Palm has not been solicited by local of Elections Deborah Clark reason to fix something when Beach a large number of bal- supervisors of elections. As a emphasized the convenience it is not broken. Instead, the Slots were spoiled. There. was result of this directive, sever of this system. During this supervisors of elections and
also a purge of voting rolls al elections supervisors have election there were 14 drop- the citizens of the state need where 96,000 Black voters criticized the. state's posi- off sites such aspublic librar- to help Scott and his adminwere identified as felons and tion and many political office ies, tax collector branch of- istration so they can run an were turned away at the polls. holders are claiming that our fices and other places. With efficient election and not em-7 Governor'Scott is always say- governor is making it harder this new change in absentee barrass the state again. Ing that his job is to protect to vote. Other political pun- ballots, it has been estimat- Roger Caldwell is the CEO the integrity of the voting sys- dits and liberal advocates are ed that there would be a low of On Point Media Group in Ortern in: Florida but it appears questioning the timing of this turnout and this would likely lando.

S Stop holding on to memories Little Haiti's here
Doyu eieethtre adMost Blacks don't even know Little Haiti ,is here to stay. We Overtown, Lemon City, Liberty stop that. nonsense about Lemm nywhat Lemon City is and it doesn't Haitian-Americans never told City, Carol City or even Opa-loc- on City. That name has been
encourages witnesses to turn in suspects? mean anything to them. Only a them how to name their commu- ka to. Lemon City but not Little dead for over 30 years. Let'it go.
AARN AVI, 0 BENA SILER,58few so-called, leaders want to nity. I suggest if they want Lem- Haiti. Those leaders just want to
preserv thatS nam forND them- on Cit so bad the can chang diid Blc pepe whic non AreeDreu


Jordan and Ted als would

Lucas spread fight testing while

holiday cheer driving, sinkholes
News Service of Florida Among other things, the
Smiles, laughter and sincere out turkeys to seniors, handi- program would require that
messages of gratitude greeted capped, and social organiza- Florida legislators are in repairs be done by contracMiami-Dade County Commis- tions that service the commu- full law-proposing mode this tors approved by Citizens
sioner Barbara J. Jordan and nity. month. .Hereare some of the and says policyholders may
record mogul Ted Lucas as they "We must remain mindful that bills introduced in the Capi- not be required to advance.'
delivered Thanksgiving bas- the economy still dictates who tol in recent days. payments for repairs. It also
kets to several needy families in is able to provide for their fami- Audria Green of Miami Gardens takes a peek into a basket Rep. Richard Stark; D- would require the contracNorth Miami-Dade County last lies and who cannot," Jordan full of Thanksgiving items donated by the Ted Lucas Founda- Weston, wants to increase tors to finish repairs at fixed week. The dynamic duo teamed said. "I started getting inquiries tion,-County Commissioner Barbara Jordan and other gener- the penalty for motorists prices. up once again to deliver food about turkey donations months who text while behind the Homeowners in areas such
baskets with all the trimmings ago. That was a clear indication ous sponsors. wheel in school zones. Stark as Pasco and Hernando
for the Thanksgiving holiday. that our annual goodwill mis- out the day. Those turkeys were by the Ted Lucas Foundation, proposed a measure (HB counties, which are in SimpBefore going dbor-to-door to sion is still viable for this com- accompanied by fresh vegeta- Farm Share, Landmark Avia- 333) that woulddouble fines son's district, have faced drop off baskets, alumni from munity.". bles, canned goods and bever- tion, Miami Dolphins, Suffolk for testing while driving in costly sinkholes problems
the Miami Dolphins joined More than 750 turkeys were ages. This year's turkey basket Construction and World Waste legally posted school zones and many receive coverage
Jordan and Lucas by handing provided to residents through- distribution was made possible Recycling. or designated school cross- through Citizens.
________________________________________________________________________The__state'sigsneTw 'stte's ew Sen.n TomSeLeeom ee, RBran
----- --- ---- hile-driving ban went into don, filed ai measure (SB3

penalty of $30 and court prohibitt property and auto
costs for first-time ofedr.insurers frmcneling poliMaThe law would only al- cies orrefusing to issue coylow motorists to be cited for erage because of customers'
eni at the mstexting while driving if they legal ownershuip of firearms.
are pulled over for other The proposal would also
turning fo hern reasons. prohibit. insurers from imWith Tampa Bay hard posing an "unfairly disbond Dayn onis Alx hit by' sinkhole losses, Sen. criinatory rate" due to gun
Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby,' ownership. The measure,
tiefiled a billd otnat woul cre- a canfpvnon to a proposal
ate a newv Citizens Property (H13 255) filed Nov. 4 by Rep.
Insurance Corp. sinkhole- Matt Gaetz RFort Walton
repairs program, The bill (3 Beach, also prohibits insur416) focus~es on residential ers from disclosing to other
sinkhole claims filed by poll- parties the lawful ownership
cyholders of the state'-backed or possession of a firearm by
Citizens. an applicant or policyholder.
Marissa Alexander released from jaI
beig aset for Alexander while she to her being arrested on a ea
Spends holiday with familyftriends waits for the retrial, Prosecutors tic baer are.pte tt Fort Lauderdale police
have said the appeals court's deci- guilty verdict triggered a mandaBy David Bauerlein she still faces the prospect of re- sion to order a new trial centered tory 20-year prison sentence unturning to prison when she goes on jury instructions given by the der Florida law. Before going to W get arn ew contract
The morning before Thanksgiv- to trial again in the aggravated trial judge, but the underlying trial, Alexander had rejected a ing Day, Marissa Alexander 'ex- assault case that, drew national facts of the case haven't changed. plea deal that would have result- By Larry Barszewski to destroy the morale of the pected she would once again be attention from civil rights leaders ed in a three-year sentence. U.S. department, of the men and
eating her Thanksgiving meal with such as Jesse Jackson. STILL FACING Rep. Corrine Brown, the NAACP, FORT LAUDERDALE Po- women [on the force].'
other Duval County jail inmates. But coming on the heels of the SERIOUS CHARGES Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther lice officers will be paying Reduced pension benefits
But with a stroke of Circuit Judge 1st District Court of Appeal ruling A Duval County jury convicted King III were among those who more to have take-home cars, fr new hires is expected to James Daniel's pen, Alexander in September that she deserves Alexander in March 2012 of ag- criticized the trial and the 20-year new hires will have to be non- save $67 million over the next was able to post bail last Wednes- a new trial, the Wednesday order gravhted assault with a deadly sentence. smokers and no officers will 30 years, while slowerac salary
day night and join her family for granting pretrial release marks weapon forfirin g a shot that hit Alexander attempted to mount a be allowed to smoke in city- growth related to merit inThanksgiving dinner. Members of another court victory for Alexan- a wall during a confrontation Stand Your Ground defense at her owned cars, under a tentative creases will chop another $94 the grassroots Free Marissa Now der. with r ranged husband Rico first trial. The 1st District Court of contract commissioners will million off those future obligacampaignpraised the ruling and "She's extremely grateful to be, Gray inside a house. Alexander Appeal ruled Circuit Judge Eliza- consider on Tuesday. tions, Feldman said. the timing of it. with her children and her family, has maintained it was a warning beth Senterfitt was correct to re- The proposed contract "I think that we made
"I'm a mother and we've been and she's incredibly appreciative shot.Gray's two children from a ject the Stand Your Ground mo- includes .a 1 percent raise ret- changes that the city needed to crying at the joy of what this of the analysis and the attention previous relationship were in the tion during a pretrial hearing. The proactive to October for, Fiscal' have made, said police union means,' Aleta Alston-Toure said that the judge gave to the briefs home at the time, and prosecu- appeals court ruled Alexander de- Year'2013, a 2 percent raise for chief Jack Lokeinsky. "The city as the group gathered on the that were submitted by both tors say Alexander's' gunshot put serves a new trial because Daniel, Fiscal Year 2014 and a raise demanded pension reform and Northbank Riverwalk to celebrate sides,' said her attorney Bruce them in harm's way. One condi- whopresided over the trial, gave accounting for inflation in now they have it.' the decision. Zimet. tion of Alexander's release from jury instructions that put the Fiscal Year 2015. In addition The new contracts will run
The conditions of Alexander's Alexander, 33, posted $200,009 jail is that she have no contact burden on Alexander to prove she to these raises, many employ- through September 2016. The release will restrict her move- bail. She spent Thanksgiving Day with Gray or his sons. Before her acted in self-defense, rather than ees are also eligible for merit previous contracts expired in ments by placing her under home with her mother, sister, and twin first trial,'Alexander had her bond making prosecutors disprove that increases, but new employees September 2012.The two sides detention. An electronic ankle sons. State Attorney Angela Co- revoked for failing to stay away assertion. The new trial is set for will be limited to one merit *have been negotiating since bracelet will serve as a reminder rey's office had opposed any bail from Gray after an argument lead March 31. increase per year. r April, meeting about a dozen
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Macy' s CEO lauds first Thank.sgiving opening

Some 15,000 people lined up outside NYCflagship just en by regular Macy's Thursday night, cus- despite the number of people
employees, he tomers were packed wall-to- packing into the store, he
hours after parade ended says. Macy's wall, and there was a five- says. "They were wide awake.
Phas 176,000 minute wait to get on the It was a different, more alert
By Hadley Malcolm .1 had to get out of the way," associates was, 'I would like 1".I full-time work- escalators, Lundgren says. crowd that was ready to shop
he says. "There was a steady to work those hours,' he ers. The *crowd was mostly young- and ready to do business."
Just hours after the 87th stream of humanity coming says. "They said, '8 p.m. on The extreme er shoppers, while Friday Colder weather throughout
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Pa- through the front doors for Thanksgiving is much more it4 crowd Thurs- morning is bringing, in the the Northeast and Midwest is
rade ended, some 15,000 peo- about 12 or 13 minutes." convenient for me than hay- LNRN day night con- traditional over-35 set. helping sales; with cashmere
pie lined' up outside the New Despite outcries every year ing to go to bed and wake up 'firmed Lund- "Hopefully we're getting two sweaters, coats and boots
York flagship store for what from' workers' rights groups and go to work at midnight.' gren's confidence in opening, different bites at this apple," strong sellers at Macy's. A the retailer hopes will become and others that Thanksgiv- Plus, employees didn't want early. Lundgren says of attracting pair of diamond earrings
another tradition: shopping. ing store hours unfairly keep to miss out on the chance to ''"Based on the fact I.that we Iboth Millennials and older for $599, down from $1,500,
CEO Terry Lundren was at employees from enjoying the be paid time and a half on the had a record number, of cus- families. "Right now, it just is also a popular deal, Lunthe Herald Square store when holiday with their families, holiday, he says. tomers outside our door made seems to be a steady stream, dgren says. So are select
the doors opened at 8 p.m., Lundgren says Macy's store, While Thanksgiving hours it very clear" that he made whereas last night, it was like kitchen appliances, including four hours earlier than last employees wanted to work. could 'have been filled by the right decision, Lundgren letting out of a football game." a coffee, maker, blender and year and the retailer's first "The overwhelming re- temporary holiday workers, says. The earlier opening Thurs- pancake griddle, all selling
Thanksgiving opening. sponse from our full-time about 90% of spots were tak- Inside the Herald Square day allowed for a calmer crowd for $9.99.

Pastor aimis to practice what he preaches -in Congress

South Carolina Republican plans to challenge longtime

U.S. Rep. Jim Cly burn, a Democrat
By Ron Barnett GOP than they realize. That's lican former House member
particularly true, he says, Gov. Nikki Haley appointed to
For the past 20 years, U.S. when it comes to issues such fill the remainder of Jim DeRep. Jim Clyburn has been as abortion and same-sex Mint's term in the Senate after virtually invulnerable in marriage, which top his list of DeMint resigned earlier this South Carolina's lone Demo- concerns. year, Ransom said.
cratic congressional seat. Bruce Ransom, *a political Winn, a former Air Force jet He has been re-elected eight scientist at Clemson Univer- mechanic, Columbia police oftimes in his district, which is sity, said surveys'show that ficer and self-employed cosmajority African American, African Americans tend to be metologist with 33 years as a ,.
with no substantive Repub- conservative on abortion and pastor, says he came to the lican opposition. In 2012; he gay marriage. epiphany -that he was really "'"
didn't even have a Republican "There have been efforts over a Republican five years ago REV. EON WINN REP. JIM CLYBURN TIM SCOTT
opponent. the last few years to point that when he took his'daughter to a I found out I was a Democrat better prepare workers for the past two years.
Next year, Clyburn, the out among Republicans, not festival in Clarendon County. just because I was told I ,was jobs in the district, where un- For his part, Clyburn isn't third-ranking Democrat in only in terms of black Repub- During the event, he came supposed to be, just caught up employment is highest in the even thinking about the electhe House, faces a challenge hicans seeking offices but Re- across a campaign worker for in society's dogma. And that's state at around 15%. lion yet, said his spokeswomof a different sort from the publican candidates in gen- a Republican who was run- when I decided to 'make the Clyburn, who has a $1.1 mil- an, Hope Derrick.
other side of the aisle in the eral," Ransom said. "There is ning against Clyburn at the change." lion war chest for 2014, has "There will be plenty of time
Rev. Leon Winn, a Republican some view that the data on the time. She asked him why he Winn says he agrees with earned another term in Con- for~ campaign 'politics next Black preacher. social issues may provide a was a Democrat. Tea Party Republicans on gress, said Jaime Harrison, year," she said. "Right now,
Winn, pastor of Rock Hill window. But so far that hasn't "That was the first time in some issues, such as welfare state Democratic Party chair- Congressman Clyburn is foBaptist Church in Manning, materialized." my life anybody ever asked and food stamps. man, after leading the fight on cused on doing the job the
-S.C., says he believes many Possibly a point in Winn's me that. And I began to think H lo'at obottc-ise agn rmhat-pol fSuhCrln~
blacks, like him, are more in favor is the popularity of Sen. about it, mull it over and doniaedctosrigas aetocnmcdvlpetSxhDsrctlcedimo
tune with the tenets of the Tim Scott, the B lack Repub- the research on, it," he said. fa bacatiddle schooln to a to energy i ineedeneoert do." Dsriteecehmt



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Belle Glade man arrested after

slugfest with local deputies
By Adam Sacasa Without handcuffs to slow him gency room, where deputies said
down, Davis swung his arms he kept fighting as medics tried
A violent battle between depu- wildly. A knee to Davis' stomach to treat him.
ties in Belle Glade and a 19-year- did little to quell the violent be- The deputy who was bitten was
old man ended in the man's ar- havior, according to the report. treated at Wellington Regional
rest on Tuesday, according to a Deputies said Davis went on to Hospital since Davis' bite broke
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Of- throw his head back and butt a skin, according to the report.
fice arrest report. deputy in the face, then dig his State records show Davis has at
The fight started around 10:45 nails into and scratch the arm of least two prior arrests for aggrap.m. near the corner of Southwest another deputy before biting the vated battery and disorderly conSixth Street and West Avenue A deputy's hand. duct. Davis could not be reached
when a deputy tried to stop Mi- But the rampage wasn't over. for comment Wednesday despite a
chael Anthony Davis II for a pe- Davis managed to break a rear- phone call.
destrian violation, which includes facing camera on a Sheriff's Of- He faces six counts of battery
jaywalking and similar offenses. fice cruiser and crack a passen on a law enforcement officer and
The deputy said Davis pushed ger side floor divider, causing resisting arrest and one count of
him. A second deputy arrived $1,200 worth of damage, accord criminal mischief. He was booked
as backup and said he saw Da- ing to the report. into Palm Beach County Jail on
vis behaving violently, screaming Davis was transported to the MICHAEL ANTHONY DAVIS Tuesday and released the same
and thrashing around. Lakeside Medical Center emer- day.

Judge rejects stand your ground defense
By Rafael Olmeda dismissed under the Stand house key was in Jones' front
Your Ground law, a defendant pocket.
Harry Pullen swore he acted is immune from prosecution if Pullen's statements in court .SO
in self-defense when he shot he can demonstrate that he was did not match what he told po- -)SO
and killed Edward "Brandon" acigi efdfneadhd lc h ih ewsarse, Subhanna Beyah, 25, (upper left), Johnnina Miller, 25, (lower left), Kesn iadnacting in self-defense and had lice the night he was arrested,aof a Jones in June 2009. the right to be where he was. Singhal said. While defendant hia Cr2(er ri d RanEls3(e rgare part of a
He just couldn't remember Pullen was at his Fort Lau- testified that he was hit by the ring of women who drug and rob men they meet at upscale bars, police say.
pulling the trigger. Or what derdale home. According to his victim numerous times and
happened immediately before testimony, he and his partner,' feared for his life, his state- Seims
that. Or what happened imme- Allyn Swalley, met Jones, 40, ments the night of his arrest fntte m ptres s
diately after. at Scandal's, a Fort Lauderdale bear no resemblance to his tes- ttf e s hams
Broward Circuit Judge Raag bar, on June 22, 2009. Pullen timony," Singhal said in a writ- 47
Singhal has denied Pullen's said he did not remember leav- ten decision denying Pullen's
.motion to dismiss a first-degree ing the bar or getting home. He motion. "He did not mention iec
murder charge on the basis of HARRY PULLEN did not remember whether he being beaten."
Florida's Stand Your Ground invited Jones inside or gave the According to testimony at the By TonyaAbnez inviting Beyah to their homes,
law, finding that Pullen's mem- when his case comes to trial, victim a key. hearing, Pullen's gun was not she drugged them into uncory lapses combined with the His next court date is Jan. 17. He said he remembered Jones in the same room where the al- She prompted the release onciousness before walking physical evidence at the scene Singhal held a Stand Your beating him, throwing punches leged beating took place. Also, last spring of a composite away with their cash, high-end make it appear less than likely Ground hearing in March, then and kicks. His next memory Singhal said, the phone in the sketch and the public warning watches, handguns and diathat Jones posed an imminent obtained written arguments was being shaken into aware- victim's hand was inconsistent from police for South Florida monds, police reports show. threat when he was killed. from prosecutor Lanie Bandell ness by Swalley. Jones was with the notion that he was in men to "Watch Out for Crys- feyah pleaded not guilty
Pullen, 53, still will be al- and defense lawyer David Bo- already dead, clutching a cell- the process of throwing punch- tal," a prolific member of a Nov. 20to the resulting grand lowed to argue self-defense genschutz in July. To get a case phone in one hand. Pullen's es when he was shot. quartet of bar-hopping women theft charges. Her next hearaccused of druggbig andswin- ing, to determiine who herdlingmenlawyer will be, is scheduled for'
Broward firefighter's harassment suit Then musect Sun Monday
Beyah, 25, now has been Meanhile, prosecutors in
moved from onie South Florida Miami expect fleyah back ini
d e a i s ll g e a u s w il o t elo jail to another as she sim~ul- their jurisdiction -for a tenta-E J taneously faces three pending tlive Wednesday trial date ondetails alle ed..buse.whie.......................

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has been'taunted about her -cue, also declined to comment. for at least 30 years. York Giant4 player, Shaun-weight and bullied by superiors --The lawsuit claims the al- "This defendant is well Ro~gers, before breaking into
because she dared to complain ->leged harassment has-hurt known to police officers as an-- his--room safe while he slept,
about them, a federal lawsuit ex-prostitute whom we believe Chavez said.
-- now makes her money drug- Beyah's defense attorney,
clams ad earnings, .-el~ oahnMlz-elndt
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with Broward Sheriff Fire Res- ment,- she's been confined to men, mostly visitors from out comment -for this article.--cue, has been harassed on the th -iport because she feels ftwns said Terry Chavez, a Two monthisafter the Bro-job for more than five years, ~-concerned about her safety," --spokeswoman for the Miami- ward Sheriffs Office released
according-to a lawsuit filed this saiid Andrew 0lliyoeo e Dade State Attorne~y's Office, tecmoie ktbai
mononey aghes se hadove In~: l one of t e eases, she made its warning, detectivesand four supervisors. Promotions. So- they've stifled- has b:enjaie since the sum- identified Beyah- as
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was going to stop," said Lev- A firefighter parantedi j. that she cleaned out a New cohorts: Jobnnina Miller, 2$;
ings, who says she complained 2 c4 years of experience, Lev- York Giants player's Fontaine- Keshia Clark, 27; and Ryan
bleau hotel room safe of nearly Elkins, 24.
about the behavior to upper Fitefi e an re n ing 6o0 aieso ey is stationed atFort
management on several occa- la.Lauderdale-Hollywood-Inter- a half-milliondollarsworth of Clark immediately turned
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Public education is under attack and underfunded
throughout our country. Now, communities
are coming together for our schools and our children to champion great public schools as the
heart of our neighborhoods.

On Dec. 9, parents, students, teachers, school
staff and more than 100 community groups -l
are reclaiming the promise of public
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than 60 cities.
Together, we can make sure our schools are a
place where all kids can thrive and the voices of
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Alabama, grants posthumous

prdons to Scottsboro. Boys

Nine Black teenagers were falsely, accused of raping two white women on a train* in 1931

By Brian Lyman accusers and two landmark
Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser U.S. Supreme Court deci-' sions on legal representation MONTGOMERY, Ala. Al- and the racial make-up of "
abama's parole board voted jury pools. Eight of the nine Thursday to grant posthu- men were initially convicted mous pardons to men known by all-white juries; one, ROY,4 as the Scottsboro Boys from Wright, was considered too a 1931 rape case. young to receive the death
The Alabama Board of Par-' penalty. dons and Paroles granted full Alabama' ultimately z
and unconditional pardons' dropped rape charges against to three of the nine black five of the accused. Norris re- '.
teenagers who were falsely ceived a pardon from thenaccused of raping two white Alabama Gov. George Walwomen on a train in north- lace in 1976. ~
east Alabama in 1931. Last spring, the Alabama
The board unanimously Legislature unanimously approved the pardons for passed a law to allow the "4
Haywood Patterson, Charlie parole board to issue post- ...0
Weems and Andy Wright af- humous pardons for convicter a short hearing in Mont- tions at least 80 years old. gomery, Ala., on Thursday. The law was specifically deThe three men were the last signed to allow the pardon of the accused to have con- of the Scottsboro Boys to go victions from the case on forward. their records. In October, a group of schol"This decision will give ars petitioned the Board of them a final peace in their Pardons and Paroles to grant graves, wherever they are," pardons to the men. The pesaid Sheila Washington, di- tition was endorsed by the rector of the Scottsboro Mu- judges and district attorneys In this May 1, 1935, file photo, attorney Samuel Leibowitz, second left, meets with seven of seum and Cultural Center in of the counties where the iniScottsboro, who helped initi- tial trials took place. the Scottsboro defendants at the jail in Scottsboro, Ala. just after he asked the governor to ate he etiion "Tis s adiferet satepardn te nne outs hld n te cse.Fro lef ar DeutySheiffChalesMc~mbLei


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Commissioner IHardemon unveils his plans for District 5

TALK experience, younger folks bring garnering 72 percent of the vote FIRST ON THE AGENDA: I'd like to think that I'm an in- with our community in a team efcontinued from 1A energy and zeal to public office. over his opponent, the Rev. Rich- A BIGGER VISION spiration to other young Black fort to bring business opportuni"I just turned 30 on October ard Dunn, II. He admits that Hardemon says he faced many men and women who have faced .ties while at the same t iming depublic in particular," he said. 20th but I don't think age is all his victory was secured by the naysayers when he first ex- or. will face similar hurdles and veloping a stronger Black voice. "You earn votes because people that important," he said. "You endorsement of his mentor, for- pressed interest in running for pitfall as I have. I'm no different I don't want to put on the show believe that you're a problem can't look at one's age in a vac- mer City Commissioner Michelle city commissioner. But he adds from them." of 'politricks.' Reducing crime,
solver. That's what you have to uum. I consider my collective ex- Spence-Jones. He set the record that he refused to let anyone de- "What troubles me most and bringing more jobs and jimprovshow about yourself. I'm used periences 'to be unusual for one straight on their relationship. fine his destiny. what's at the top of my list for ing living conditions are what
to working in the courtroom but as young as me. I have had the "Michelle did an amazing job "I was raised in Scott projects District 5 is crime. The number of we need to address in District political office is a different play- opportunity to be groomed by for this District and I really ap- and was raised by a single parent Blacks dying, and not from natu- 5. And instead of bringing some ing field. After the first election, my coaches when I was a teen, predated her help with the elec- and saw my father, who is incar- ral causes, but rather from gun master plan that will prove to be I had the good fortune to attend my instructors in business and tion," he said. "But she's moved cerated, twice," he said. "In that violence, has reached epidemic ineffective, 'my' strategy is looka Congressional Black Caucus law school and even mentors like on to go after other personal environment either you learned proportions. I think there's a re- ing at these problems like they're boot camp and was sponsored by Judge Prescott after I passed the goals and will not be part of my to be tough or you were broken. lation between the shootings And an elephant and chopping them Congresswoman Frederica Wil- Florida Bar. So I have the per- administration. Her chief of staff, It was hard to see beyond the the unemployment rate for the down one step at a time. People son. It was six weeks thattuh spective of 'someone much older. Cornelius Shiver, could figure limited view of our community. District. When people can't pro- should not be living in Miami in me a great deal about running a Even my grandmother has said prominently in my office person- And there weren't many -Black vide for their families, they'll 'do conditions worse than in some campaign and winning it. And I that I always had an old soul. It nel and he's offered great advice role models that were doing posi- just about anything. That's what Third World countries. For the learned how to listen a lot more." will all serve me well in building to me so far. But what I want is tive things. FAMU was the first landed my father in jail. Blacks next eight years, I'm committed .Much has been said. about bridges and filing in gaps within the best people I can find not time I saw Black men in suits or in Miami are already a minority, to making a real difference Hardemon's youth. Even Judge* our District." friends, family or political allies heard about professional Black And with the nise of the Hispanic this is and always has been my
Orlando Prescott mentioned it -to be part of my team. I'll be men who traveled the world be- population, we Blacks, especially community too."
during the swearing-in ceremo- NO ANIMOSITY WITH making announcements to that cause of their wisdom and views, those who are educated and ex- See our photos from Hardeny, saying that while seasoned THE OLD REGIME end in the coming days." To taste and touch something perienced, are a dying breed. Po- mon's swearing-in ceremony on
men and women bring needed Hardemon won the election 'like that influenced me greatly. litical leaders must begin to work 11lA.

Fatal shots ring out during holiday Obm'0rms:$Bt ISfn

VIOLENCE last Friday evening at Center start of a new week began, Mi- PLEDGE end of his presidency 'through, of global campaigns for the accontinued from 1A Court Apartments, 14895 NE ami-Dade County Police found continued from 1A 'the President's. Emergency tivist group Health GAP.~
18th Ave. He, says investiga- themselves investigating a fatal 'Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). "It's time for the world to
*Police spokesperson Freddie tors have yet to determine if shooting in Opa-locka. only -House. But the White House,' The program is credited with come together to set' new Burden said infor- the. teens lived in a few blocks away from City in announcing the NIH fund-' providing millions' of Africans goals,"' Obama said. "Right
mation regarding the area or were just Hall. The unidentified victim, ing, believes that the research with anti-retroviral drugs now we are working hard to
the shootings 'was visiting. However, a 30-year-old 'man, was pro- could provide clues to explore since its establishment and led 'get a new leader in place at
coming in very slow- Barner Jean Pierre, nounced dead at Jackson Me- new possible treatments. Ito 1 million babies globally be- PEPFAR. And once we do, one
ly. Burden says it is 16, was taken to morial Hospital where he was Obama was also facing calls ing born HIV-free. o u is tm fbsns
still unclear why the Ryder Trauma Cen- airlifted after the shooting. The by a bipartisan group of 40 "PEPFAR's bold treatment will' be convening a meeting
women were in the ter where he died. scene unfolded last Monday lawmakers to use the 'confer- targets have driven steep de- early next year so the U.S. and
area or if they knew Another 16-year- afternoon at NW 133rd Street. ence and the 25th commemo- lines in rates of death and our partners worldwide can sit
on nohr cl-old youth contin- and Alexandria Drive when po- ration of World AIDS Day to new infections worldwide- around one table and develop
ing the shootings ues to recover 'from lice got a call saying shots had announce a 'new goal for the bttecrettreshv on I rvninadtet
"senseless." multiple gunshot been fired. They found the man ,U'_S_ government to double its lapsed,. and we cannot wait ment goals for the countries
"Any information wounds. shot and then discovered a ye- support of treatment through months and months for a new where we and the Global Fund
at all will help us," W11liamns Police have ar-, hidle at NW 135th Street and anti-retroviral drugs by the goal," said Paul Davis, director do business."
she added. rested Athanel J. Cairo Lane that they believe
Those with information are Louis, 23, in con- was used duringC b ..rltin ntem n
urged to contact Detective Fi- nection with the the crime. The gun- -uba-U.S.__________onthemen
gnole Lubin or. Sgt. Alar shooting and have ''men fled after being RELATIONS Venezuela, Nicaragua or Bolivia. Americans and Cubans will do
Williams of the Miami Police charged him with involved in an ac- continued from 1A It's this diplomatic push and more to improve, life for people'
Department Homicide Unit, first-degre'e murder "'cident but allegedly pull that Obama hopes will pro- on that Caribbean island than
305-603-6350. Those who wish and ,premeditated left an assault rifle subtle engagement of Cuba also duce the meaningful change the longstanding U.S. economic,
to remain anonymous may call attempted murder. behind. According might account for keeping Ed- that, the chest-beating policies of blockade.
CRIME STOPPERS at 305-471 Louis faced other ~'to police spokes- ward Snowden out of Cuba. Ac- a long succession of U.S. presi- And it is this increased con8477. charges in 2008 for man Lt. John Jen- cording to a Russian newspaper dents failed to bring about in tact that Obama hopes will give
possession of bur- ,,kins, three people report, the rogue U.S. intelli- Cuba. him the-~leverage he needs to
SUSPECT CH ARGED IN glary tools but they 'were taken into cus- gence analyst now 'languishes Increased travel between the solve the gnawing problems that
N. MIAMI TEEN'S DEATH were later dropped. Grant tody for questioning in IRussia because of Cuba's USA and Cuba is the corner- ideologues on both sides of the
Last Friday, a North Miami Cuevas said police late Monday after refusal in August to allow him stone of the president's detente Florida Straits use to keep the
apartment complexbecame the were led to Louis after witness- a tip led officers to an apart- to fly from Moscow to Havana, with the communist state. U.S. and Cuba locked in a Cold scene of more gun violence with es came forward with informa- ment complex at 135th Street' where he was expected to' take Obama wisely believes that War battle that should have. two teenagers being shot one, tion. and NW 32nd Court. The, three a connecting flight to an exile in stepped up contact, between ended long ago.
16 died from his injuries. Ac- 'have not been charged and
cording to Major Neal Cuevas, TIP LEADS TO QUESTIONING Jenkins could not say if they ..........................................................................................
North Miami Police Deat OF THREE IN OPA-LOCKA were directly involved in the.'
ment, the altercation took place Finally, as Monday and the shooting.GIEAS LTRPT HEB TGFTO A L

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and Jeff. Weiner O'Mara said Zimmerman O'Mara and West plus two rates that area attorneys fathr and another o' tle pawn shop's owners Nov. 21. They
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quitted at his racially charged trial. law-school volunteers skill. transad martin in ther 2012. thepawndhop's
murder trial in July. He won O'Mara is still hope- worked on the case. But Orlando criminal heckingad m payments onthe crds using the pawn shop's
but at a very steep cost. ful, he said, that there O'Mara said he and defence attorney Richard Ong on th
Two months ago, he re- might someday be West did not spend Hornsby said the $2.5 million on business credit card ,in his nae.uhed other charges
ceived a $2.5 million bill from money he and West Zimmerman's defence- Zimmerman total is "mind- and the debits from the checking account were not, according
his two lead attorneys, Mark can collect, fund money to buy the numbing."toheplcrpr.
O'Mara and Don West. In truth, they have MARTIN building but that they He and other Central Florida
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time they worked on the case. financially from Zimmerman's firm, and defence-fund money attorneys typically charge cli- Police find 5 guns, large ammo Each billed him for about legal-defence fund. Several was used to pay rent. ents a flat rate upfront and do
3,000 hours, according to months ago, O'Mara reported A Seminole County jury not bill by the hour a prac- stash in Zim m erm an's hom e
O'Mara. spending $52,550 on "law firm acquitted Zimmerman of tice that, in this case, sent
In a high-profile but not very support and infrastructure." second-degree murder July 13 legal fees through the roof. By Soumya Karlamangla week. complicated murder case, the O'Mara and his spokes- for shooting 17-year-old Tray- In other cases, if the cli- Schiebe had told police that
relationship between lawyer man never provided a detailed von Martin in Sanford, Forida, ent has some but not enough After George Zimmerman's Zimmerman the former and client and money long ago accounting as to what that the year before. Zimmerman money, lawyers will collect a girlfriend accused him of do- neighborhood watch volunteer grew complicated. Only now, included, but they said it was told police he shot Trayvon in nonrefundable retainer for mestic abuse, police found five acquitted of murdering Traythough, is that issue out in such things as more comput- self-defence after the unarmed example, $30,000 then bill guns and more than 100 rounds von Martin, an unarmed black the open. ers, upgraded software, new Miami Gardens teenager at- against that until it's been of ammunition in the house teenager had threatened her
O'Mara took on the case in phones and improved office tacked him. used up, according to Ste- the couple shared, according to with the shotgun. The Martin
April 2012, saying he would security. The killing and acquittal ven Laurence, an Altamonte court documents. case became a national test case
represent Zimmerman at no West and O'Mara also prompted demonstrations Springs criminal defence at- On Nov. 18, Zimmernan's along the lines of race and guns.
charge. Then he discovered formed a private partnership, across the country and be- torney. Once that's exhausted, girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, From the search warrant: that Zimmerman and his Timber Run Enterprises LLC, yond. they would charge by the called 911, saying that h af- th e altercation, Saemnfamily were raising funds via and bought the building next But Zimmerman had sup- hour, he said. threatened her with a gun af- the Scheibe said that George
a website and that money was door to O'Mara's Concord porters, too. Contributors Rick Jancha, a Winter Park physical," according to a police gun out of his bag. Samantha
pouring in, at least initially. Street office in downtown gave more than $400,000 to attorney, said that because search warrant. After police ar- Scheibe told George ZimmerThroughout the case, even Orlando. That building, like his legal-defence fund, money Zimmerman had no money rested Zimmerman, they found man that she was going to conafter the trial, O'Mara said he O'Mara's office, is a former that went toward case expens- when he retained O'Mara and a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 tact law enforcement. George and West had not been paid a single-family home for which es and supporting Zimmer- West, they had little choice assault rifle and three hand- Zimmerman then pointed the dime, although they hoped to the lawyers paid $270,000. man and his wife not pay- but to bill by the hour if they guns in his house, according to gun at her and asked her if "she be someday. It became the nerve centre ing O'Mara and West for the ever hoped to be paid. the warrant made public this really wanted to do that."

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New Vision Gospel Community Choir to honor Bendross-Mindingall, Reeves

On Dec. 7, 2013, seven Mindingall, a member of the $25.00 is tax-deductible. the local schools.
o'clock in the evening at the Miami-Dade School Board The event is designed to Mrs. Liberty was a ropresenAfrican Heritage Cultural Arts and Mr. Garth C. Reeves, the keep alive the legacy of a ded- tative of the National Council
Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave. Publisher Emeritus of The icated, committed teacher in of Negro Women and served
in Liberty city, the New Vision Miami Times newspaper for the Miami-Dade County Pub- on the Metro-Dade ComniisGospel Community Choir, their dedicated services to lic School System, and an ac- sion on the Status of Women
(NVGCC) Inc., a 501(c)3 or- and in this community. tivist that empowered women for 14 years and was named a
ganization and the Board of You are personally invited to take charge of their chil- Life Member of that body.
Directors for the Eunice Wat- to attend the Second Annual dren and their communities. For more information, conson Liberty Foundation will Eunice Watson Liberty Day She was also responsible for tact Carolyn Scott at .305honor Dr. Dorothy Bendross- Celebration. Your donation of Black History being taught in 318-8450.

BTW leaders speak out .....
BTW perimtendent Alberto Carvalho, Kuehne, said, "The downcontinued from 1B whose administration has fos- town urban core is ripe for a
tered school partnerships with really good, exceptional,- downcomment when contacted by a developers, cities and busi- town public high school." reporter." nessmen like Braman, accord- With emotions as high as the AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL Mt. Tabor M.B. Church
Others involved in the dis- ing to the article, rafters, many of the members Metropolitap A.M.E. Church Rev. George E. McRae
cussions are "Ben Kuehne, a wanted their statements docu- Rev. Vernon C. Miller 1701 NW 66 Street e 305-693-0820
prominent .attorney and past HISTORICAL SITE SHOULD mented so below are a few of 1778 NW 69 Street
Temple Israel president . REMAIN them: "Booker T. Washing- 305-696-4201 Second Canaan M.B. Church
would said the area around Many accolades were given ton High School is one of the A4v. 3- 17
around 19th Street would to a BTW instructor who wrote greatest schools in the nation ASSEMBLY OF GOD 4343 NW 17th Ave. 9 305-638-1789
make an excellent location be- in response to the article: "Giv- and has been since 1926 and Rev. Leonard S. Shaw NON-DENOMINATIONAL
cause, Miami's Biscayne Park en that the geographical are it is still going strong. We are 2085 NW 97th St. 305-693-1356 Christian Tabernacle Center
is there along with Temple Is- of Downtown Miami includes 'Not the largest, but the best," Ministries
rael's properties that in some "Historic Overtown," I suggest is our motto and-we showed it BAPTIST Pastor Charles Rodgers
cases either already have that our community leaders when we went from an "F" to a Greater Harvest Baptist Church 1755 NW 78th St. 786-663-9832
classrooms or could be rede- and politicos alike should con- "B" school, said Deacon James Rev. Kenneth McGee
veloped; Miami-Dade School sider BTW High School as an Green. 14135 NW 7th Ave. 305-725-6321 CFYCORPORATE. ORG
E~oard member Raquel Regala- alternative to spending "pre- Cecilia Hunter stated, BTW P.O. Box 472-426, 33147-2426 305-799-2920
do, [the mayor's daughter]; and cious" taxpayer dollars on a High School is a historic insti- New Philadelphia Baptist Church auto magnate Norman Braman "new" school for this area. tution [the second oldest high Rev. Rickie Robinson Sr. New Life Christian Center
- who is already in partnership After all, this school has school] in this town, therefore, 8640 NW 22nd Ave. 305-505-0400 Pastor Charles Rodgers
with the district on an automo- moved from an "F" to a "B" it should not be blotted out but 1755 NW 78th St. 786-663-9832
tive vocational program. school and has the no. 1 high enhanced to accommodate the CHURCH OF CHRIST
There's also interest with po- school football team in the na- needs and changing cultures it Divine Hope Restoration Ministries
liticos from Miami-Dade Su- tion." surrounds." Church of Christ in Perrine Apostle R. Caleb Jean
Minister Alfred Holt 16601 NW 8th Ave. 786-419-0728
18301 SW 107th Ave. 9 786-427-0280
Group spreads holiday cheer PENTECOSTAL
MISSIONARY BAPTIST Signs and Wonders Int'l Ministries
SHEAR this holiday season. In addition to picking up toys Apostle Prophet Dr. Marty Glenn Davis
continued from 1B According to Durden, the and being prayed for, individu- New Union Grove M.B. Church 3982 NW 167 St. 305-628-4434
group has adopted from Opa- als attending will have lots of Pastor Marvin McIntyre, Sr.
locka, Miami Gardens, Hialeah, fun in the bounce house, eat- 2905 NW 62nd St. 305-836-4839 New Life Family Worship Center
West Park. North Miami and Cutler Bay, ing snow cones, cotton candy, Pastor Barbara 3. Boyce
They are still in need of busi- three Black families with 10 hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, New Canaan M.B. Church 1195 NW 119 St. 305-308-5064
nesses, organizations, individ- children, four Hispanic families drinking sodas and engaging in Rev. Paul West, Sr. uals, and churches to partner with 12 children, one Haitian other activities and treats: 5598 NW 7th Ave. 954-981-1832 UNITED METHODIST
with to make this a fun-filled family with three children and For, additional information, Ebenezer United Methodist Church
day for children ad families in four children without any im- including directions please call Greater St. James MB Rev. Dr. Joreatha McCall Capers, Sr. Pastor
the local South Florida commu- mediate family members, for a Minister Durden at 786-718- International Church 2001 NW 35th St. 305-635-7413
nities who are in need during total of 29 children. 0316. 4875 NW 2nd Ave. 305-759-9358

New Christ Tabernacle Church'
Rev. Harold Marsh
Pastor Owens strives for greatness 1305 NW 54th St. 305-835-2578Ma.

OWENS at 6447 N.E. 7th and when I got he was getting rent from us and
continued from 1B there, we sat under a tree and kept increasing his rent. God
I spoke to them about things blessed us with many "firsts"
is a little encouragement, love, that the Lord had laid on my in that building and we will be support and guidance," Ow- heart and in my mind." eternally thankful to God and
ens said. "For nine years, I Owens met Greg Jacobs on, Jacobs." went to the Rescue Mission Thanksgiving morning and JLMIM then moved to 4746 to speak with the homeless. I they began to talk about what NW 7th Avenue, said Owens taught computer lessons and she did. and a year later, Greg moved
met with women in. distress di- She said she explained that out of the building too. After rectly across from the Mission she taught computer science a three year stint at the Emand that was the beginning of to women she came in con- bassy Suites, we moved to our J
a ministry I did not know was tact with but at the moment current address in 2012 and a ministry." her computers were in storage are looking for God to manifest
"Greatness" is a word used because she did not have the himself even more. by Owens to all the women and. funds to rent a place to use as "She is an incredible teachmen she comes in contact with. a classroom. er and leader," Said Deacon
"I use greatness because that is "Jacobs was renting a three- Gregory Wells, the 57-year-old what all of us should be work- unit building on 23rd Street brother of Pastor Owens. 'I saw _J
ing towards," Owens said. and 1st Avenue and:offered me all of the people in the church In 2004, Owens was a mem- the use of one of the units for smoking, drinking and cursber of Word of Life pastored by my computer classes and to ing and though I was not goRev. Richard Dunn. have meetings with the Women ing to church, I didn't do those
She said she- attended a In Transition. things. She changed my way
breakfast sponsored by the The 'official beginning of our of thinking. I now know that I church and the Lord spoke to 'ministry -Jesus Loves Me Intl am responsible for my actions her heart and instructed me to Ministries, beginning Nov. 24, and God is going to hold me ac- Aict -r A Orat, DDS,'PA
go to the park. "I asked a few 2004," Owens said. 'We stayed countable for all of my actions.eeaCom C.IiDnst
General Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
women and family members to th-ere, rentffree, for three years. I want to be ready when he Avg Member:AA FMA SFDtlndAGDIgo with me to the Legion Park I believe the landlord thought comes or when I go." ifg Con~f: e ~Ce

cuconDc21from 6-8 Serving, the community since 1984

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/ St. Peter's A.O.C.'s Nurs- tor Rev. Marvin Mclntytre. sr. U New Day In:Christ invites 1 $
es Guild will sponsor a yard :on Dec. 7 at the Church of the the comnmunity to a free Mind, j.t! ia~~t sale at the church every Sat., Open Door at 5 p.m. Call 305- Boyad ol naneens ia \
Nov. 27-Dec. 18th from 8 am. 968-1593. .self-improvement class and a
Call 305-310-0855. .. Zumba Fitness. Call 305-691- : t
The 5th S.A.V.I:O.R. 0018.'a
Dade County Alum- March and. Community rally
naeChapter of Delta Sigma will be held Sat., Dec. 14 at 11 U A Mission With A New a
There Sorority, Inc. invites a:m. The march will begin at BeginningChurch Women's a community organizations, sup-r Mt. Zion AME Church in Miami Department provides corn- -------porters, and other chapters Gardens and end at Bunche munity feedings. Call 786-371- E .

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$99 kits clain to tellif takers are at tion that significantly increases 9 kthe risk of breast and ovarian
risk for250 diseases cancer. But a false result could
I.,I lead women to undergo unnec-T By Matthew Perrone submitting several of the dis- essary screening, chemotheraAssociated Press ease-specific tests included in py and surgery.
its test kit. The FDA gives the company
,,.,:,,; ,* WASHINGTON The Food A spokeswoman for the 15 days to respond in writing to
g and Drug Administration has Mountain View, Calif.-based the letters concerns. Warning ordered Google-backed genetic company said 23andMe recog- letters are not legally binding,
test maker 23andMe to halt nizes it has been late respond- but the. government can take sales of its personalized DNA ing to FDA questions about the companies to court if they are test kits, saying the company application, ignored.
has failed to show that the tech- "Our relationship with the 23andMe was co-founded by
nology is supported by science. FDA is extremely important to Anne Wojcicki, who recently In a warning letter posted us and we are committed to separated from her husband,
Can't get on online Monday, FDA regula- by Ae hoogle co-founder Sergey Brin.
tors say that the Silicon Valley 2 32$and e was Both Google and Brin have incompany has not shown that vested millions in the privately
its tests are safe ,or effective held company over the years.
face and teleconference meet- husban, ously said that they first conings"t s sites selld ofv a e, too a buyers, so people who tasted the FDA in 2007, before :,Operatio.. sites. sell...overage, t..0 an& byersso pepxchane. The agency orders c-_, founder ::: '"w' >' 'll' i~{7!i~iil Sergey~ii~!! :l!i~~~ i;i launching their product. The
L7 9 ~ ~~~~~~~~~~want to claim the subsidies ings" and "hundreds of email c-one egy lucigterpout h
ByTim Mullaney deductible than his old coer should probably wait be to stop marketing its ordein agency did not take an interest
age, "Its a little more than I using private sites. Like Zwei test immediately, warning that i:... in the technology until 2010,
A-uxost tw!omonths,:into th!{ e* pay now but less than iI w.s ,:in individuals who :i~don roe' results could cause fully engaging with them to ad- when it issued letters to sevtroubled launch ofthe govern- quoted a few months ago. Iwas need subsidies can buy now. customers to seek unnecessary dress their concerns," said Ken- eral testing companies, warnnew online health i-atually pleasantly sirpnsed.' Qrinthepls side, of the top or ineffective medical care. dra Cassillo in a statement. ing that their products must be
surance store, Jey Zweiger three private sites employ pro- 23andMe's saliva-based test The FDA letter suggests that approved as safe and effective.
wants you t e know he beat Call it alternative mediCine fessional inesuiance agents to kit, launched more than 5 years regulators have gone to great The FDA already regulates a the 'line. for sicl: servers. Sites like guide buyers, which they say ago, claims to tell customers if lengths to try and work with variety of genetic tests adminThe 35-year-old collection- eleathlnsurasice coii Geth- gives them an edge over the they are at risk for more than the company, citing months of istered by health care providagency owner bought his coiv sured.corn and Goheslthcon navigators" helping people use 250 diseases and health condi- meetings and dozens of letters ers. The FDA's concern with rage that met the-ffdale all o l f ( iu 1ah '0 Te ag tions. The FDA says only medi- between the two parties. 23andMe appears to center on
Care Act's requirements in panes -~ cana sell policies that to~rs ge(t 2QO to 0 hours of train- cal tests that have been cleared "However, even after these its marketing approach, which half an hour. It took him five comply with t A.. s ,i ..g the eby the government are permit- many interactions with 23and- sidesteps doctors and health
minutes to enter his informa- ual mandate in the 36 states and Humian Services says te ovrma en uch cla im mey wertidon not hean a- professionals.
71( :': i) ;:' ;6::i{ i:':i:)!:! ilig i~g i ;! !ii'i';{!~i :ii:i:!ted to make such claims. Me, we still do not have any as- poesoas
tion and about 20 to compare served by HealthCare gov. The letter follows -years of. surance that the firm has ana- Consumers order the compaplans, he said. "This is an important sepa- AND THE PRIVATE SITES' back-and-forth between the lytically or clinically validated" ny's $99 product online. Once
The trick: He bought, it at rate channel, and the govern- I WORK. government and 23andMe, the its technology, states the letter. the kit arrives by mail they are,. one ment always intended it to be, Far from the early fer that motvsbecmayaoga The FDA warning, dated Nov. instructed to spit into a small
of the privately' run 'sites the said Larry Levitt, senior vice government-rnhat insiur- new field of startups selling per 22, takes issue with a number tube, providing a saliva. samgovernment has approved to president of the Kaiser Famn ance exchanges.would wipe sonal genetic information. The of claims the company makes ple which, is sent back to- the
sell coverage under the Afford ily Foundation, a nonparti out private competition, shares spread of. consumer-marketed for its test kit, particularly call- company for analysis. 23andable Care Act, including grant.- San health care policy enter.. of( Healthi Ithe Silicon Val- DNA tests has troubled doctors ing it a "first step in preven- Me says the customer's DNA ing permission to' connect to "Theirpaws always to push ley company that owns eHeal- and health officials who worry tion" against diseases like dia- is analyzed to determine their HealthCaregov itself once it insu ce through very can thnsurancecom have qu that the products are built on bets, heart disease and breast likelihood of developing variwoks right. nel drupled since since 2010. The flimsy science. cancer. Regulators worry that oUs diseases and responding to
T'doi thav n ... .ing against stock is up' 64 percent since, For years, 23andMe resisted false results from the test could various drugs.
egewnmdeant buy pot -E R S the o ypan a hced government regulation, argu- cause patients to receive inad- The test also claims to pro.... w chl iye pr. sh ith ing that it simply provides con- equate or inappropriate medi- vide information about anceses i w s id n t th s p g inAugustsumers with information, not a cal care. For instance, 23andMe trial background, though this
he paid about $380 a month cess 'the ACA's tax sulidie s "The market for individual medical service. But last year says its test can identify women information is not regulated by for a plan with a much lower for moderat'e-income insfl, Please turn to SITF 813 the company changed course, who carry the BRCA gene muta- the FDA.


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Rwanda launches program to
Science has given us the mwans to end rwanda lancs procm rt
promote non-surgical procedure
an epidemic, but stigma has stopped us
By Michelle Healy oxygen supply are cut off, the
By Sir Elton John nificantly and yet, our atti- foreskin loses sensation and
ttides toward these communi- -Photo: SIA KAMBOU As activists and educators dries out. The device is being
It has been 30 years since ties, and our treatment of them, A researcher examines a sample from a person living with worldwide prepare to mark the used in pilot programs in sevaID first surfaced and be- are preventing society from HIV at the AIDS Research Center of the Treichville hospital in 25th observance of World AIDS en other countries with more gan decimating communities implementing measures that Aidjah IDS Rarch Day on Dec. 1, efforts to curtail expected to launch soon.
throughout America. We are could essentially eradicate the Abidjan, Ivory Coast. the spread pof HIV infection in Rwanda's program expannow perhaps in the final stretch epidemic. parts of Africa include scaling sion, following three years of
of the long journey toward a WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE? Ignorance, religious intoler- up efforts to promote volun- clinical evaluaioin, "will curb
cure. This March, a Mississippi DISCRIMINATION, Scientific breakthroughs are ance and political grandstand- tary circumcision among adult the rate of HIV infection" in
baby was confirmed as another INTOLERANCE FUEL exciting indeed. Medical re- ing are preventing us from males. the country, Agnes Binagwaperson potentially cured of HIV. THIS DISEASE search has already given us implementing proven, effec- Rwanda this week an- ho, Minister of Health of the
French researchers suggested We see this plainly in the treatments that allow HW- tive, common-sense preven- nounced a national program Republic of Rwanda, said in a
that 14 patients appear to be United States. Many Southern positive adults to live long and tion methods such as condom, to non-surgically circumcise statement. She said Rwanda functionally cured. Experts are states refuse to expand Med- healthy lives. They are highly distribution, needle exchange 700,000 men using a device will deploy the device in openly debating how close we icaid insurance, which would effective in preventing HIV programs and comprehensive 7,euusing a ve W ll d eloy ther ic heare to beating the disease. provide HIV treatment for the transmission through sex. They sexual health education. p
Lost in poor, or to support syringe prevent the transmission of HW The Elton John AIDS Foun- :'this dis- access programs, which are from infected mothers to their dation has invested more than
c u s s i o n, proved to be effective in com- babies during pregnancy and $300 million in programs that
however, is bating the spread of HIV. It's childbirth. In fact, global health work with margirialized coma sad real- no wonder that, according to experts estimate that it would munities young gay men, sex
ity: Science the Kaiser Family Foundation, take just an additional $3 billion workers, people struggling with
has already seven of the 10 states with the to $5 billion per year to provide drug addiction,. and those just
given us the highest concentration of IV di- lifesaving medicine and proven out of prison to give them the
means to agnoses are in the South. prevention methods to all those information and support they
end this epi- who need it around the world need to get the health care they
demic, but JOHN STIGMA.WORLDWIDE by 2015. That sounds like a lot deserve.
stigma to- The same destructive stigma of money, but it's less than the Governments around the
ward those with AIDS has pre- is evident around the world, amount Americans alone spent world that are doing the same vented us from doing so. particularly in Eastern Europe, on pet food last year. are seeing a precipitous drop in
The reality of the HIV/AIDS where the HIV epidemic is grow- HIV/AIDS infections.
epidemic today is that the ing faster than anywhere else. In IGNORANCE, INTOLERANCE I hope and pray that science -Photo: Circ MedTech
people who are most at risk Ukraine, religious groups that Cures don't mean much if will find a cure for AIDS very The PrePex device by Circ, MedTech is being used in
for infection and illness have believe AIDS is caused by sin, they don't reach the people soon. But more than a new been historically denied qual- treat HIV-positive people with who need them. When families, medical breakthrough, we need Rwanda for non-surgical adult male circumcisions. ity health care and continue to contempt. In major cities such churches and governments per- a breakthrough in our under- Health Organization and The device allows nurses to face systematic discrimination as Kiev, Odessa and Donetsk, secure people for who they are / standing of what really drives cleared by the U.S. Food and perform "completely bloodand disenfranchisement. more than 100,000 homeless and how they became infected, this epidemic; and how our lack Drug Administration. Prequal- less" circumcisions on adult
In other words, they are poor young people are at high risk of those people don't get tested for of compassion for those suffer- ification is the WHO designa- men five times faster than a people, people of color, people infection. Many turn to prosti- HIV. When lifesaving medicines ing from HIV/AIDS is making tion "intended to verify the traditional surgical procedure. who are gay, lesbian or trans- tution to survive; others numb are expensive, when clinics are the epidemic so much worse. quality, safety, and efficacy of There is "no injection, no angender, and people who use their pain with cheap drugs. As far, and when doctors are rude To end AIDS, we need more, clinical devices and medicinal esthesia, no sutures, no sterile drugs. The science of medical many as 28 percent are HIV- (if they will treat patients at all), than a cure we need compas- products." settings or operating room, no
treatment has progressed sig- positive, people delay seeking treatment. sion. Called PrePex, it stops the electricity, no physician and
flow of blood .and oxygen to no hospital," said. Tzameret
foreskin by applying an elastic Fuerst, president of Israeli
Ogoouter band that compresses manufacturer Circ MedTech.
plastic ring. As the blood and Please turn to AFRICA 6B

Underpressire to double U.S. support
of anti-retroviral drugs
By Aamer Madhani also significantly reduce hu- Beaver, as the nC NO
man suffering, new HIV infecWASHINGTON As the in- tions,and healthcare costs in North Shore Medical Center
ternational community gets set. the years to come." The law- has appointed Patrick Beato mark the 25th annual obser- maker called on Obama to set ver, RN, MSN MBA as chief
vance of World AIDS Day next the new PEPFAR goal during nursing officer. With over 20
week, President Obama is fac- an international conference in years of experience in cliing renewed pressure from U.S. Washington set for next week, cal nursing, staff developlawmakers and activists to take when donor countries will dis- ment and operational manlegacy-setting action to combat cuss the three-year replenish- agement, Beaver, will oversee
HIV/AIDS. ment cycle for the Global Fund all clinical operations for the
A bipartisan group of 40 law- to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and 35-e ct are hospital
makers earlier this month called Malaria.wic-hs ee .Northern
on Obama to announce a new Meanwhile, activists in- MaiDd county for over
goal for the U.S. government to' eluding the South African so-60eas double its support of treatment cial ights activist the Rev. Des- Pr~ ojoining Not
of lifesaving anti-retroviral mond Tutu -have challenged -Photo: Chrle Dharapak, AP hr Mdcl ~ter' eae
drugs by the end of his presi- Obama to agree to pledge up to In his State of the Union address in February, President serve as t e if o eratn dency through the President's $5 billion to the Global Fund Obama talked about his goal for an AIDS-free generation. oiccie:'nursing 6f TRfK BAVE
Emergency Plan for AIDS Re- over the next three years. So advc-esidentof: pain ARIKBAE
lief (PEPFAR), a program that is far, the Obama administration Gayle Smith, the senior director er] governments themselves, ae caresr ice, t Eastiver RN, MSNMBA ...
credited with providing millions has pledged up to $1.65 billion for development and democracy going to. do." polCt Hosita inQho tt University and earned
of Africans with anti-retroviral to the fund for 2014 on the con- at the White House National Se- Activists are also pushing Aameber of te senior ,his Bachelor of Arts degree drugs since its establishment dition that other countries con- curity Council. Obama to quickly name a re- maaement: team ft'the :in English and received hbis
and led to 1 million babies glob- tribute at least $3.3 billion. The "We've still got time before the placement for Ambassador Eric 14bd acute care facility,. Master of Science-in nursally being born NWV-free. 1-to-2 funding ration is set by replenishment.conference kicks Goosby, who until last month Beaver= oversaw the opera- iing degree from Florida AtIn a letter, the lawmak- Congress. off and then the months after served as the U.S. Global AIDS tional and finanialmanage- lantic University. In 2010
ers led by Republican Sen. The White House plans to that when countries can contin- coordinator tasked with direct- menit of the patient care di-, he Completed : his Master of Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and announce during next week's ue to step up," Smith said. "We ing the U.S. strategy for ad- vision and he was an active Business Administration in, Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee Global Fund conference that will set a new target and will dressing NWV around the world. paricipant in strategic plan- Healthcare from Waynesburg of California -.made the case the administration has met the continue to lead, and want our "The decisions that get made nig, analysis, evaluation University. He is also a memeto Obama that "scaling up" to goal it set in 2011 of treating 6 target to reflect what the global now will set the stage for the en- and implementation of new .ber of the American .College' a goal of treating 12 million million people through PEPFAR, fund 'is going to do, what other tirety 9f the Obama administra- service lies or existing ser- of Nealthcare Executives and through PEPFAR "will not only but it won't set a new target un- donors and NGOs are going to tion," said Tom Myers, general vice line modifications. the American Association. of
save millions of lives but will til early next year, according to do and, significantly, what [oth- Please turn to AIDS 6B Beaver attended' Fairmont Critical Care Nurses.


Honor caregivers this holiday season

By Alcestis "Cooky Oberg lost in her own bedroom, mis- MILLIONS WHO MAKE
took her -daughter for her long- SACRIFICE
Afew years ago, I bought dead sister, and never again T Te Fml aeie li
a small quilt by Charlotte knew who she was, where she once says there are 65.7 million
Metheny called "Skating in the was or who the people around A- 4 caregivers 29 percent of the
Fog" from the Alzheimer's Art her were. USadlpoutin-who
Quilt Initiative. It showed an She was skating in the fog. give this ultimate caring serindistinct figure in blue skating What heartened our fain- vice. Some care for wounded
on a mottled pond with snow ily most was that her daughter warriors and. disabled children,
and fog all around. It seemed and her granddaughter took but most are caring for somethe perfect metaphor for the ex- loving care of her at home for one 50 or older.
perience of Alzheimer's. that entire harrowing decade- In fact, nearly 15 million are
When our aunt got Alzheim- long slide while they still held -~caring for someone with Aler's, we watched her joyful, down a job and wen t to school. Azheimer's or dementia. Their happy personality unravel over They created a normal, happy, unpaid service was valued at
the years. The remorseless un- domestic life for our aunt a $450 billion per year in 2009
winding of a human life started life where she still had a role -'a figure that will also zoom in small with skipping a groove, and a meaning. the future as the Baby Boomers
being repetitive with questions, This Thanksgiving, we should enter advanced old age.
not knowing what to do in situ- gieorfl-thrae thnsTere is a priceths
ations and acting oddly. for selfless caregivers such as caregivers pay for their devotion;.
In photographs over the years, these two women. They -teach too. Their working lives can be
we could see the light of intel- us so much about the purest severely disrupted for years.
ligence and recognition fade form of love one that is word- -Many caregivers; experience
from her cheerful eyes, and her less and that is unconditional, ,"caregiver burnout,' a cluster
buoyant personality drift away. with no expectation of reward. nof symptoms commonly
She became problematic at They, quietly sacrifice years of associated with depression and
times, with uncharacteristic their lives to care for someone stress. They suffer more illness,
bouts of sudden hostility and -who might not even know their Nearly 66 million caregivers are providing care to someone who ill, disabled or aged, accord sleep deprivation,, irritability,

paranoia. The final year, she got names anymore. ing to the Family Caregiver Alliance. Please turn to CAREGIVER 6B

Children's hospital reaches out to parents, too

Philadelphia facility making sure I ,Amber Bailey, 21, of John- lish the same kind of model for
homeless moms, dads get health carestwP.rihad erks"sysKenusop3-month-old baby, Amlary- gram director of The Children's~
By Jayne O'Donnell dren's hospital and a generous anah Bailey, at a homeless Hospital of Philadelphia's
donor here are making sure shelter serving women with Homeless Health Initiative.
PHILADELPHIA -Amber the most vulnerable members They may b~e pediatricians,
Bailey used to travel up to an of this city's struggling popula- ~,dependent children inPhila- but' doctors at- he Children's hour to see her baby's pedia- tion remember the importance delphia where Amber and H~ospital o~f Philadelphia's
trician. That was when things of their children's and their Amaryanah have been living Karbots Primary Care Cenwere looking brighter and she own health care and cover- fothetttw otsK r there often' -urge parents
was living in a house with her age. And the thanks they re- who btin inst theo chilthen for
child's father. She's homeless ceive from the families adds toen Hudson, left, is program treatment to sign up for insurnow wth tw smal chilrenthe satisfaction they get from tedrfoTeCidef nc rMdci ogthat
but their doctor is only five meeting some of the goals of ptlf Phldpiace for themselves to thet
minutes away, and medical the health care overhaul. Hoptl o Piaepi work now extends to the mothcare even comes to her shelter. More than 20 years after i Homeless Health Initiative, ers of the-children in homeless
Health care may dominate Pennsylvania enacted its Chil- which provides health care shelters where CHQP doctors,
the news these days, but it's dren's Health Insurance Pro- services for children residin g nurses and other staff memtypically not on the minds of gram to get all kids covered by Bls ttesetrbers volunteer to treat and
the homeless. But one chil- insurance, "the goal is to estab- -Photo: Eileen Bas tthselr.Please turn to HOSPITAL 611


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continued from 5B caregivers. But the bottom line societal ice floe, and assume
but still m uch to be done is, we're not always a caregiving the "government" will take care
social isolation, withdrawal society, and locking people who of them?
It should be fine for consumers, but saying it took six years to ramp and self-neglect than their need care out of sight amounts I was pessimistic about the up, but 90 percent of those non-caregiving counterparts. to a form of segregation. future until I attended a social insurers will have to waitforfixes eligible for coverage are now Symptoms can last as long as gathering recently. A guest
y l neaed three years after their caregiving NEXT COME THE BOOMERS had brought a senior lady with
By Kelly Kennedy ments saying the delay showed "It would be great if the responsibilities are over. Everyone agrees that as the dementia and placed her in
WASHINGTON-Th ithe -sholbe scra e A ct oltak deepThere are various facilities Baby Boomers enter advanced a distant corner of the room, WASHINGTON The White should be scrapped. could take. a deep breath and and support groups to help old age, there is likely to be a completely alone where she
House is expected to announce But Stan Dorn, a senior fel- say, 'We need to be patient,'" caregivers. The Department of burgeoning need to address couldn't disrupt people. The this weekend that Healthcare. low at the Urban Institute, said he. said. "That doesn't mean Veterans Affairs offers 'respite the medical issues of aging, adults avoided her, but one gov is now operating smoothly, much of the political pressure there's something wrong with care," where a visiting aide can disability and dementia, along 9-year-old boy walked over to meeting its Saturday deadline is unfair. It's a joint federal- the policy; we're just living in look after the ailing veteran, with the societal ones. her with some refreshments, by adding enough capacity for while the family caregiver can Will Gen-Xers and Millennials sat down and talked kindly to
50,000 people at a time and HectithCowe .pv Lean run errands and tend to other take on the self-sacrificing her. She had no idea where
800,000 people a day. business. responsibilities of caregiving she was or who he was. But
But that does not mean the Some' communities have despite our current youth- she prattled on happily about
work is done, or that the site is adult day care services both Worshiping culture that is a flower garden she had seen
fully functional. inside and outside the )home. shaping them to be irresponsible long ago while he acted as if the
"The site is better today than There are support groups, too, and to indulge themselves? Or conversation were completely
it was on October 1," said Julie which offer encouragement, will they push their parents and normal.
Bataille, during a briefing for
reporters Wednesday.
lcShe said Dec. I is not a re- Africa trying new tactics in AIDS fight
launch and "does not represent
a magical date," but the site is AFRICA year strategic plan to acceler- men who "receive very little unexpected to work smoothly for continued from 4B ate the use of voluntary medi- biased information, whose 'in"the majority of users." cal male circumcision in 14 formed' consent will be partial
But after such a rocky worldwide were living with HIV countries. The goal: 20 million at best, and who will consider
launch of the federal health in 2012 and 1.6 million died of circumcisions among men ages themselves to be immune from
insurance exchange site, what it, down from a peak of 2.3 mil- 15-49 in those countries (Bo- HIV by virtue of this magical,
will it take for the White House lion a year from 2004 to 2006. tswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Leso- 'non-surgical' operation."
to declare success? According to the most recent tho, Malawi, Mozambique, Na- According to WHO and UNOn Wednesday, the adminis- United Nations report, out in mibia, Rwanda, South Africa, AIDS, male circumcision offers
tration announced a one-year The website had a rocky start. September, about 1.2 million Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, partial protection against sexudelay in online enrollment deaths were in sub-Saharan Zambia and Zimbabwe) by ally acquired HIV in men and
in plans for small business state cooperative, and it takes Africa. 2016. An estimated 3.5 mil- should always be considered
owners. Republican lead- a lot of work, he said. the real world." In 2007, the Joint United Na- lion lives would be saved, along as part of a comprehensive HIV
ers, including House Major- "You don't just snap your To be a success, consum- tons Progamme on HIV/AIDS with $16.5 billion in long-term prevention package that also ity Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., fingers and make it happen," ers need to feel like they had (UNAIDS) grand WHO recom- health-ca e costs includes HIV testing and counand Speaker John Boehner, he said. He cited the Children's a good experience enrolling, mend ed that voluntary medical tAs of lastyear, 3.2 million Seling, correct and consistent R-Ohio, promptly issued state- Health Insurance Program, Pleasemturn to tEy .ncdTs 8B
male circumcision become a circumcisions had been carried use of condoms, treatment forkey element of HIV prevention out, UNAIDS. says. sexually transmitted infections
in high-risk areas in southern PrePex is seen as an innova- and promotion of safer sexual and eastern Africa. Studies tion that may help encourage practices.
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sugar, a big new international ing the federal Centers for D s- factors rather than some- y cardiovascular risk factors is a
study suggests. ease Control and Prevention, thing else aboutbeing over- 'good one, says Adam Tsai, an
The' study, to be published CDC also says one-third of all weight or~~ obese. Among the ,internist at the University of
Friday in the medical journal adults have high blood pres findings: Colorado-Denver who specialLancet is the largest so far to sure and healf do not have it ya 76 percent of the extra risk Ees in sity treatment an make the case that people who under control. for stroke and 46 percent, of Controllig blodpressu h the risk o heart is a spokesman or the Obehra supvlements, I generalyinom aiet ta ms chs tar ipr te posmnpua ho fahe.toiday for festsandlot ofthe Atypca
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By-Donald G. Mcneil Jr. common among men who said PERCENTAGE OF GAY MEN hypothesis, Dr. Frieden said, is they believe that they can eas- cohort of 600 young gay men for
they did not know whether they who have had unprotected sex that more men are "sero-sort- ily stay on antiretroviral drugs the last five years all of whom Federal health officials are were infected with HIV A he 0as year ing" that is, those who are for life. were uninfected when the study
reporting a sharp increase in Being tested even once for 70% uninfected ("HIV seronegative" Two leading independent began says young men still
unprotected sex among gay HIV is associated with men tak- on lab reports) try to sleep only AIDS researchers agreed only fear getting the disease.
American men, a development ing fewer risks, whether the test with other men who are unin- partly with those explanations. He attributes the rise of unthat makes it harder to fight the is positive or negative, health fected, or who hope they are, or "Young guys are less worried," protected sex to two factors.
AIDS epidemic. experts say. But the most re- 50 who merely promise they are. said Alex Carballo-Di~guez, a First, recent studies have
The same trend has recently cent survey found that a third "The problem with sero-sort- researcher at the HIV Center of shown that people who take
been documented among gay of the men interviewed had not ing is that it's really easy to the New York State Psychiatric their antiretroviral drugs daily
men in Canada, Britain, the been tested in the past year. -40 get it wrong," Dr. Frieden said. Institute and Columbia Univer- are very unlikely to transmit disNetherlands, France and Aus- The findings are worrying be- "When one-third of men aren't sity who has studied gay men's ease, so uninfected men. think
tralia, heightening concerns cause "unprotected anal inter- -30 even tested in the last year and behavior since the 1980s. "HIV it is relatively safe to sleep with
among public health officials course is in a league of its own a tenth of those who thought has become a chronic disease, them. A problem with that line
worldwide. as far as risk is concerned," Dr. -20 they were negative were actu- and everyone knows some be- of thinking, however, is that not
According to the Centers for Thomas R. Frieden, director ally positive, you don't want to haviors are bad for yoti, like all men on the drugs take them
Disease Control and Prevention, of the disease centers, said on ri0 rsk your life on a guess." smoking and trans fats. But every day. Second, he said, the
the number of men who told Wednesday as the figures were Other hypotheses, say Dr. in the moment of excitement, collapse of the economy over
federal health investigators that released. Frieden and Dr. Jonathan Mer- they're going to do what they the last six years has put many
they had had unprotected anal The data, published in the min, the disease centers' direc- enjoy." young men out of work, "and we
sex in the last year rose nearly agency's Morbidity and Mortal- 2006 2008 2011 tor of HIV prevention, are that Perry N. Halkitis, a researcher see higher-risk behavior when
20 percent from 2005 to 2011. ity Weekly Report, do not ex- many young men have never at New York University who has people have more risk in their
In the 2011 survey, unprotect- plain why unprotected sex has. out ow C Ws Disose known anyone dying of AIDS been in the field for 20 years lives."
ed sex was more than twice as risen so rapidly, but a leading Control and ventlon and so do 'not fear it, or that and has repeatedly surveyed a The C.D.C. suggests that sexV ta i n ca 0 1d 1I~J~ -Photo: David Maxwell
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the risk of other measupneres of Multivitamins and minerals,
A daily dose of multivittains disease progression, bigdinga Baum said, areria low-cost tland minerals in the early stag- AIDSisymptoas andu TAnS-relat- native" and easily accessibli
es of HIVw infection can delay ed deaths, of which there were therapy that proved safe and
progression of the disease that four in the study group. -effective in delainmg progrescauses AIDS by as much as 54 Vitampins B, C and E are es- sion of HIW ,"These are ovlier-l
percent in people who arehnot sential for maintaining a re- the-counter vitamins and i sr na
receiving axntiretroviral drugs, sponsive immnune system, and& erals," she said. .
according to a study published selenium may also play an it- Patients participating in the Tuesday in the Jozuraat of the portent role in preventing HIV study received three to five
Anmi~iccn Medical Assoeiaton replication, said: Marianga K. times the recommended daily
and led by a Florida iiterna- Baum, the FIU researcher and amounts of the vitamins, and H hospital studies link heart device to clots
tonal University professor of lead investigator in the study. about 20a micro ns of sle- By Barry Meler the heart. 2011 was nearly four times that
dietetics and niutrition, "The disease impacts mte- niumnevery day, Baum said. The number of patients'de- of patients who had gotten the
Researchers from~ FIU and tabolismi an Botswana and tracked the pro-, people don't take additional vi- those patients were finished with a high-tech implant used Then early this year, research-, emergency steps like heart gression~ of their disease for two tamrins- and minerals they be- with the study -and placed on" to treat patients with advanced ers completed a check of hos-' transplants or device replaceyears, finding that patients who come deficient, which in turn~ antiretroira1. therapy,~ which heart failure like' former Vice pital records and their concern ints to save them.' received daily supplements of impacts immunity." aK ccorin~gito the standard of ~President Dick Cheney, turned to alarm. "When w Ie got the data, we
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microwaved potatoes. If you want to reduce money has gone into it." but it is offering tips to those > exposure, the next best method is baking thiem, :;:
By Kim Painter wole, followed by roasting pieces. Woit: ft-h Corey Henry, vice president of who are concerned.
sp fech fe ad whole, folowed roasting ee : communications for the Ameri- For example, the agency says
Crisp frenh fris anding.can Frozen Food Institute in home cooks can keep raw potacrunchy potato chips were nev- What about coffee? Acrylamide forms McLean, Va., says frozen potato toes out of the refrigerator, soak
er health foods, what with all when the beans are roasted, not when the manufacturers long ago added potatoes in water before frythe calories, fat and salt. But beans are roasted, not when the coffee is package instructions advis- ing them, take frozen fries out
consumers just got a reminder brewed, so there's not much consumers ing consumers and restaurant of the oven sooner and avoid
that there's one more thing to can do. Robusta and light roast beans have workers to cook frozen fries burned toast. In general, the
worry about when they indulge somewhat higher levels, than arabica and only to "a light golden color" be- crispier and browner your food
i dark roasr beans, but levels also are affected cause of acrylamide concerns, is, the higher the acrylamide
in such foods: a chemical called th hiheaheuseamd
acrylamide that might cause by storage times. But no one is talking about level will be.
cacer.How to make toast: Keeptlihbrw : eliminating acrylamide, which "For consumers, it is a tough For more than a decade, Darker brown or bumed toast oninsgm e is in foods that make up 40 issue," because most of the
scientists have known that of the chemical. percent of calories in a typical acrylamide in the food supply
acrylamide forms when pota- American diet, according to the is in processed and restaurant
toes, cereal grains and some at high doses. In humans, the draft guidelines for the food in- ting thicker fries and chips can Grocery Manufacturers Asso- foods, says Michael Jacobson, other plant foods are browned cancer risk remains unclear, dustry. For example, the FDA help, the FDA says. :. ciation. executive director of the nonthrough frying, baking or roast- but health agencies around the is urging potato growers to fa- Though the guidelines will The goal is to reach levels "as profit advocacy group Center ing. That means it shows up in world are concerned and call- vor low-sugar varieties that not be binding, .many compa- low as reasonably possible," for Science in the Public Interfries, chips, breakfast cereals, ing for more study. produce less acrylamide and nies already are making such Johnson says without end- est in Washington, D.C.
toasted bread, cookies, crack- Earlier this month, the Food urging processors to decrease changes and developing new ing up with soft potato chips And, he says, acrylamide is ers and even coffee. and Drug Administration took frying temperatures, tweak in- ways -to reduce the chemical, or other products consumers "a modest concern" compared
Studies show that the chemi- the latest step to address the gredients and avoid certain says Beth Johnson, a registered would not want. with salt, trans fat and satucal can cause cancer in rodents potential risk when it released storage practices. Even cut- dietitian who is a consultant to Of course, one way consum- rated fat.

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to learn CPR and first aid skills is having emotional difficulty starting1 in 2014 wil brg U.S. Department of Health
The teen and young adult in case of physical emergencies and, if so, how to talk to them morepeople into their plans and Human Services spokesyears are usually a time when but most people are limited in and get them help? Mental who have previously opted woman Joanne Peters said
young people are looking for- their ability to talk to someone health literacy is a field that out That, aong with other that the health-reform law
ward to college, promising struggling emotionally. Not ev- focuses on knowledge about
careers, and bright futures. eryone is a natural like Antoi- mental health with an eye to- companies to raise workers' costs overall, and makes it
However, along the way, many nette Tuff, a school clerk, who wards maintaining good men- premium contributions, steer easier for employers to offer
will experience problems deal- on Aug. 20, calmly talked to a tal health, preventing mental,
ing with life's stressors. In fact, would-be shooter, Michael Hill, illness, and recognizing menmany emotional and substance as he contemplated turning tal health symptoms in order
abuse issues in adulthood have his weapon on a school full of to facilitate early intervention. .......
their onset in childhood and children and teachers. Follow- To be mental health litefite is
adolescence. These stressors ing that incident I suspect that to be aware, of signs of4emoleave many of our youth unable many people wondered if they tional distress and knowledge- ,
to meet their full potential and would have found the words to able about how to get help.
results in billions of dollars in say or if they would have had When young people, their
treatment and reduced produc- any idea what to do were they parents, teachers, and others
tivity costs. Perhaps this' pic- to find themselves talking to i with whom they come in conture could be changed if adults someone in emotional distress. tact are mental health literate,
were better able to detect and Thankfully, most of us will there is an increased chance of
respond to the needs of young never be in the situation that early recognition of symptoms,
people struggling with mental Ms. Tuff faced but each of us ROBINSON appropriate help-seeking, and
health and substance abuse has already. or will probably become violent and 2) most return to A mentally healthier pr6blems. As a society, we are someday talk to a young per- young people with -mental state better equipped at addressing son who is experiencing some health issues are more likely Jackie Collins Robinson,
physical problems that require emotional challenges. It is im-- to be victims because of their Ph.D. has been licensed by the A ,
first aid than we are emotional portant-to note that 1) the vast emotional state than to victim- state of Florida as a psycholotroubles perhaps because we majority of young people in ize others. So where can adults gist and school psychologist are less certain about how to emotional distress will never turn for help in learning" how for over 21 yeas.- chng conelr let hepdRseVl nan ila

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do eating a Mediterranean diet dow when there are few new a relatively easy public health apaigfrema~st l~n ealr dh
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mentia,-at least for a few years. a healthy weight. A good educa- could be hundreds of billions of people to keep working later agthnfridvdlssid ndow aewrks pe
Steady exercise is one. Steven -tion -and an ability to read and dollars. This is so big,- we ought in life also keep people cogni- VianHaRcUnvrtyoenptbtfcvrgte Albert, with the Health Policy produce rich texts are other" to rethink how we treat it. tively fit.hel-ceecomsStr-idicalanteayave Institute .at the University of likely buffers. The Centers for Disease Con- Dementia is scary because it in21,c paesm- n-fet.:Terol i"Pittsburgh, says there is a body Good practices and a right trol and Prevention has re- saps us as individuals and be- plyg 5 or oepole-eresn c ts
of evidence to show "that if you life bring no- guarantees for cently started a Healthy Brain cause, as it grows, it saps us mutofr-ffral elth- cmais vrg d~s
can control the co-morbidities individuals, but widespread Initiative that is exploring ways collectively, too. caecvrg t5noewrk-. oidfl iha ni~~d~
(two or more diseases existing adoption of them would likely to buffer the public against de- Yet, keeping dementia at bay n50hus eko oe. oi he, eeal 'ahir
at the same time) of dementia, decrease and delay dementia mentia. can give us all more of the pri- But 'afaiity-iea- okrswohdpetiyyou can keep dementia down." for the population overall. -What might a public health vate good we want most. A lon- sue sn h pto ni ene ootot u ~ii
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Chico, Hamilton, drummer, bandleader, exponent of cool jazz

By Peter Keepnews guitarist played by Martin Mil- immersed himself in the local birthday. He released an alner, was a member of the Ham- jazz scene, and by 1940 he was bum, "Revelation," in 2011 on
Chico Hamilton, a drummer ilton group on screen, miming touring with Lionel Hampton's the Joyous Shout label, and
and bandleader who helped to the playing of the quintet's big ban~d. After serving in the had recently completed another
put California on the modern- real guitarist, John Pisano.) Army during World War II, he one, "Inquiring Minds," schedjazz map in the 1950s and re- And it was seen in "Jazz on a wokdbify ihtebnsue o ees n21.Until
mained active into the 2 1st cen- Sumimer's Day," Bert Stern's F of Jimmy Mundy, Charlie Bar- late last year he was appeartury, died on Monday, Nov. 25 acclaimed documentary about net and Count Basie before be- ing at the Manhattan nightclub
in Manhattan. He was 92. the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival,.oigtehuedumra rmwt uhra h ru
His death was announced by Cojazhdfleouofthe Los Angeles nightclub Billy he had led since 1989.
April, Thibeault, his publicist. favor by the mid- 1960s, but Berg's in 1946. Hamilton is survived by a
Never among the flashiest or by then Hamilton had already brother, Don; a daughter, Demost muscular of jazz drum- altered the sound and style of JERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET nise Hamilton; a granddaughmers, Hamilton had a subtle his quintet, replacing the cellist From 1948 to 1955 he toured ter; and two great-granddaughand melodic approach that with a trombonist and adopting Europe in the summers as a ters. His brother the actor
made him ideally suited for the a bluesier, more aggressive ap- member of Lena Horne's back- Bernie Hamilton, and his wife,
understated style that came to proach. up band, while playing the rest Helen Hamilton, both died in
be known as cool jazz, of which in 1966, after more personnel .of the year in Los Angeles. His 2008.
his hometown, Los Angeles, changes and more shifts in au- softly propulsive playing was an Hamilton was highly regarded
was the epicenter. dience tastes, Hamilton, no lon- essential element in the popu- not just for his drumming, but
He was a charter member of ger on top of the jazz world but larity of Mulligan's .1952 quar- also as a talent' scout. Musithe baritone saxophonist Ger- increasingly interested in com- tet, which also included Chet cians who, passed through his
ry Mulligan's quartet, which. posing he wrote the music Baker on trumpet but, unusu- group before achieving stardom
helped lay the groundwork for for Roman Polanski's 1965 film, ally, did not have a pianist. The -on their own include the bassist
the cool movement. His own "Repulsion" disbanded the group helped set the template Ron Carter, the saxophonists
quintet, which he formed short- quintet and formed a compan iy for w hat came to be known as Eric Dolphy and Charles Lloyd
ly after leaving the Mulligan that provided music for televi- West Coast jazz, smoother and and the guitarists Jim Hall, Gagroup, came to be regarded as sion shows and commercials.' more cerebral than its East bor Szabo and Larry Coryell. in
the quintessence of cool. With Coast counterpart. a 1992 interview with National
its quiet intensity, its intricate COUNT BASIE, CHARLIE, The high profile he achieved Public Radio, the saxophonist
arrangements and its uniquely ANTJMYMNYwith Mulligan emboldened him Eric Person, a longtime sidepastel instrumentation of flute, But he continued to perform to, try his luck as a bandleader, man, praised Hamilton for
guitar, cello, bass and drums and record occasionally, and by ~ ,something fairly unusual for a teaching "how to work on the
- the flutist, Buddy Collette, the mid-1970s he was back on drummer in the 1950s. bandstand, how you dress onalso played alto saxophone the road as Ia bandleader full His success was almost in- stage, how you carry yourself in
the Chico Hamilton Quintet be- time. He was never again as stantaneous. public."
came one of the most' popular big a star as he had been in the He went on to record prolifi- Hamilton, taught those lesgroups in jazz. (The cellist in 1950s, but he remained active, cally for a variety of labels, in- sons as a bandleader and, for
that group, Fred Katz, died in and his music became increas- cluding Pacific Jazz, Impulse, more than two decades, as a
September.) ingly difficult to categorize, in- Columbia and Soul .Note. faculty member at the New
corporating elements ofreAmong the honors he received School for Jazz and ContemCOOLAZZOUNDR jzz, azzrockfuson ad oher-Photo: Jack Vartoogian were a National Endowment for porary Music in New York.
The group was a mainstay of styles. Hamilton's quiet intensity and the, pastel orchestrations of the Arts Jazz Masters Award in Teaching young musicians, he
the nightclub and jazz festival He / was born Foreststorn his band helped form the smooth Los Angeles modern-jazz 2004 and aKennedy'Center Liv- told The Providence Journal .in circuit and even appeared in Hamilton in Los Angeles on style. ing Jazz Legend Award in 2007. Rhode Island in 2006, was "not
movies. It was prominently fea- Sept. 21, 1921. His father, difficult if they realize how fortured in the 1957 film "Sweet Jesse, worked, at the University school dietitian. sure but thought he acquired it PERFORMED TO END tunate they are-."
Smell of Success," with Burt Club of Southern Calif6rnia, Asked by Marc Myers of the as a teenager because "I was al- 'Although slowed by age, "But," he added, "if they're on Lancaster. and Tony Curtis. and his mother, Pearl Lee Gon- website JazzWax how he got the ways a small dude." Hamilton continued to perform an ego trip, that's their prob(One character in that movie, a zales Cooley Hamilton, was a name Chico, he said he wasn't While still in high school he and record beyond his 90th lem."

Paul Walker dead: Investigators look at speed, crash. Impact
By Carla Rivera and Shelby Grad have been a factor in the "It was engulfed in flames. from the crash shattered a window in formed in 2010 as a quiick-response
crash, which took place on There was nothing. They a nearby building. first-aid organization.
Los Angeles .County Sheriff s De- a normally quiet street with were trapped,"' Antonio Hol- The single-vehicle crash occurred "It is with a truly heavy heart that
partment officials on Sunday sought a 45 mph speed limit. The mes, who said he. was a about 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of we must confirm that Paul Walker
to sort out the circumstances of a Porsche was badly burned friend of Walker's, told the Rye Canyon Loop. passed away today in a tragic car acfiery crash in Santa Clarita that left and mangled. A Santa Clarita 'Valley Sig- The cause of the crash is under cident while attending a charity event
"Fast and Furious"~ actor Paul Walker Witnesses said the car was nal. He added the actor had investigation, sheriffs Deputy Kim for his organization Reach Out Worldand another man dead. fully engulfed in fire, been at a charity event ear- Manatt told The Times. wide," the statement said.. "He Was a
Walker was apparently the passen- "When I went out there, it li. er in the day. Holmes said ,According to a statement posted on passenger in a friend's car, in which a red P p~ethat crashed Sat- was just smoke..Just, -black WALK~ER the Porsche appeared to hit his Twitter account,, Walker, 40, Was both lbst their lives. We appreciate urday afternoon, soon after the actor smoke. I thought it was a a tree and then slam into a attending a charity event to aid Filipi- your patience as we too are stunned
atterided a charity event, brush fire," Alyssa Yorton told the Los light standard. 'no victims of Typhoon Haiyan'for his and saddened beyond belief by this
Sheriffs officials said *speed may Angeles Daily News. KTLA News reported that debris organization Reach Out Worldwide, news."


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JOSEPH PENSON, JR., 64, re- EARNEST JONES, 76, owner HELEN D. JOHNSON, 81, retired W ait B e mNH
tired, died No- of East Coast Miami Dade In loving memory of,
vember 27 at Doors, died County Public
home. Service November 25 School Teacher,
11 a.m., Thurs- at Jackson died November
day in the cha- M e m o r i a l 29. Survivors
pel. Ho s p i t a I. include: her By Richard Goldstein
Service 11 a.m., husband, Clyde
Saturday at W. Johnson, Walt Bellamy, the Hall of
Mount Olivette three sons, Fame center who was among
Baptist Church. Eric, Marcus, and Barry Johnson; the leading NBA scorers and
JOE LIVINGSTON, 70, retired granddaughter, Kandance rebounders of his time but who
longshoreman, DENFIELD LIONEL KIRBY, Johnson; Grandsons, Kip Kino was remembered as well for bedied November 71, construction worker, died Johnson, Barry Johnson Jr., Tyree ing traded away by the Knicks
27. Survived November 28 at Kindred South Burroughs, Marcus Johnson, Jr., for Dave DeBusschere in a final
by his wife, Re- Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Thursday and Myles Johnson; a host of other step toward their first champigina Livingston. at New Providence M.B. Church. relatives and friends. Viewing 6-8 onship season, died on SaturViewing 5-8 p.m., Thursday at Mt. Hermon day. He was 74.
p.m., Firday at CRAIG GARVIN, 39, construction A.M.E. Church; Alpha KappaAlpha Bellamy scoring for the WALT BELLAMY
Greater Love worker, died November 28 at home. Sorority, Inc will hold Ivy Beyond Knicks against Baltimore. He for the Hall, Bellamy told The
F.G.B. Church, Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Jordan the Wall services 6:30 p.m., W 2LLIAM ]0/MT/20SR had nearly 21,000 points in a Atlanta Journal-Constitution
12/07/1932 -10/13/2010 hanery2100pitinaAlna Jua-C siuio
18200 NW22 Avenue. Service 11 Grove M.B. Church. Thursday at the Church. Service 11 14-year NBA career, but was that there had been times when
a.m, Saturday at the church. Inter- a.m., Friday at Mt. Hermon A.M.E. From your loving wife, chil- overshadowed by centers like his teams "were not as sucment at Southern Memorial Park. Richardson Church. dren and grandchildren. Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Rus- cessful as we could've liked,"
sell. but he added, "I would say of
GABRIEL BROWN, 32, died No- DELOIS JACKSON, 57, home- LOIS WIGGINS HANNA, 81, His death was announced by Walt Bellamy that he played
vember 24. Ser- maker, died homemaker, In Memoriam the Atlanta Hawks, for whom with mental tenacity as well as
vice 1 p.m., Sat- November 27. died November he played in the early 1970s. physical'tenacity."
urday at 93rd Service 1:30 28. Survivors They did not list a cause but The Knicks obtained Bellamy
Street Coin- p.m., Saturday include: her In loving memory of, said that Bellamy, who lived in in a trade with the Baltimore
munity M.B. at Gamble Me- husband, Aldin the Atlanta area, had attended Bullets, the successor franChurch. morial Church R. Hanna Sr.; their season home opener on chise to the Chicago Packers
of God in Christ. son, Aldin R. Friday night. (later named the Zephyrs), early
Hanna, Jr.; Bellamy was the National in the 1965-66 season, hoping
granddaughter, Basketball Association's rookie that they now had an outstandNichole Monique Hanna; brothers, of the year in 1962, playing for ing center to go up against
TIARRA L. GRANT, 18, student ELIZABETH A. ROLLE, 83, Maron Eugene Wiggins, and the expansion Chicago Pack- Chamberlain and Russell.
of Palm Bay, domestic, died William Wiggins; sister, Yvonne ers, who selected him as the Bellamy gave the Knicks
Florida. Febru- November 27. Wiggins Farmer (Eddie); a host of first choice in the draft after he strong rebounding in a lineary 6, 1995-No- Service 10 a.m., other relatives and friends. Service played on a gold-medal-winning up featuring Willis Reed, Walt
vember 30, Saturday at Mt. 10 a.m., Saturday in the chapel. United States Olympic basket- Frazier, Bill Bradley and Dick
2013. Viewing Calvary MB ball team and was named an Barnett. But to make room for
10 a.m. 8 p.m., Church. WILLIE BELL LARAMORE, all-American at Indiana Univer- Bellamy, Reed was moved from
Friday in the 96, homemaker, died November sity. center to forward, where he was
chapel, 15332 28 Service 10 a.m., Saturday, Listed at 6 feet 11 inches and less comfortable, leaving the
NW 7th Avenue, December 14th in the chapel. 225 pounds, Bellamy was agile Knicks still Without a true powMiami, FL 33169. Service 2 p.m., playing inside, possessed an er forward.
Saturday at Antioch Missionary NICOLE M. WEEKS, 38, died VELMA PAULDO BAKER, 82, WILLIE LEE JONES outstanding shooting touch and Midway through the 1968-69
Baptist Church of Miami Gardens. November 26 retired engineer, died November "Chip" battled off the boards against season, the Knicks traded Belat home. Ser- 25. Memorial service 2 p~m., 09/12/1961-11/30/2012 some of the greatest centers. lamy and guard Howard KomiSHALAUNDA WILLIAMS, 22, vice 11 a.m., Thursday in the chapel. He averaged 31.6 points and ves to the Detroit Pistons for
student of Mi- Saturday at We love and miss you. 19 rebounds a game as a rookie DeBusschert, a rugged and unami Gardens, New Jerusalem From your children, and was an All-Star for each of selfish forward with outstandOctober 10, Primitive Baptist Hadley Davis MLK brothers and sisters. his first four N.B.A. seasons, ing court savvy.
1991 -Novem- Church. NELLIE MAEYOUNG, 79, retired but he was overshadowed in his That deal set the stage for-the
ber 30, 2013. agricuItura Death Notice 14-year N.B.A. career by Wilt Knicks' championship teams
Viewing 10 a.m. worker, died Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Nate in 1970 and, with the addition
8p.m., Friday NoThurmond and Kareem Abdul- of Jerry Lucas and Earl Monin the chapel, Hadley Davis 25 at North Jabbar. roe, in 1973. By then, Bellamy,
Avenue MimFN36.Srvc-im adn Shore Hospital. ---- Beffar_ _had nearly 21,00 knw as, 1Bells, was playing for
Avenue, Miami, FL 33169. Service 12 p.m y points when he retired, and the Hawks, whose fans greeted
2 p.m., Saturday at Antioch Mis- MARY SEALS, 94, domestic Saturday in the he was among the most du- him with cowbells but saw their
sionary Baptist Church of -Miami tech, died No- chapel. rable players the league had talented teams fall short of a
Gardens. yember 26 at ever seen. But he had to wait league title.
Francos Nurs-l'' until 1993 to be elected to the Walter Jones Bellamy was
BERVILIA BREEDY, 41, bank- ing Home. Ser- BRUCE RANDALL JOHNSON, Basketball Hall of Fame in born on July 24, 1939, in New
er, died November 25. Service 10 vice 10 a.m., 56, died Springfield, Mass. He had never Bern, N.C. After two seasons at
a.m., Saturday at Church of God. Saturday at November 24. played on an N.B.A, champion- Indiana under the future Hall of
Freewill Mis- Services were ship team, had been measured Fame coach Branch McCrackAARON ROBERTS, 71, died sionary Baptist held. alongside the brilliant centers en, he was named to the 1960
November 24. Service 1 p.m., Sat- Church. of the 1960s and '70s and had Olympic team, an all-anateur
urday at Apostolic Faith. a reputaion for inconsistent squad that also included Oscar
CASSANDRA ALEXANDER, play. Robertson, Jerry West and LuMAISIE NASH-BOYD, 82, died 50, dietary aide, ALONZO BALLARD, SR., When he was finally selected cas.
November 24. Service 12 p.m., died November
Saturday at Miami Gardens Church 26 at Jackson 70, died November 17th in
of Christ. North Hospi- ELIJAH DAVE BATEMAN, 88, wereheld Noember 21, 2013
tal. Service I died November
Serve 1diedNovebert Union Bethel AME Church, NIEVES MILIAN, 81, laborer, p.m., Saturday 24. Services at on ME u
died November 30. Service 1:30 at Freewill Mis- were held.
He is survived by his wife,
p.m., Thursday in the chapel. sionary Baptist Joan Puyol Ballard; sister,
Church. Eunice Ballard Mathurin; five
Royal VERNA BROOKS, 57, self em- children, eight grands and
MARVIN HOLLINGER, 56, youth. ployed, died one great grand.
counselor, died A Memorial service will be
November 18. di December 2 at h held 11 a.m., Friday, DecemNovembe 18 Jackson North 4 'y e tRca dson MtViewing 4-9 Hospital. Ar- SHERMAN EDWIN, 37, ber 6 at Richardson Mortup.m., Friday at rangements are mechanic, died ary, 4500 NW 17 Ave., Miami,
Royal Funeral icmlt.November 30 FL for family, classmates and
Home. Service icmpee at Jackson fins
11 a.m.,Hoptl
Saturday at Service 10 a.m., 'Happy Birthday
First Baptist Saturday in the
Church of Bunche Park. Trinity chapel. In loving memory of,ROGERS HALL, 84, retired, RUTH SMITH, 75, homemaker,
died December died November
2 at home. 24 at Aventura Tranquility
Service 11 a.m., H o s p i t a I MARTICA CHANEL OKORO,
Saturday in the Sevce 1 24, manager, died November 30
chapel. a.m., Friday at Jackson Memorial Hospital..
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_. used his camera that his snapshot not Ariane, Dena and Jonathan battled for a berth in a Semito take pictures of acceptable. Person, Patrice and Kevin final after dethroning Cocoa
teammates catching While the team Mozell, James Smith, Paul High 49-10 with Treon Harris
4" up on their sleep after a enjoyed themselves at Smith, Oscar Julien, Franklin scoring six touchdowns. BTW
y Comprehensive turkey the Akron, Ohio home Juie, J.T. and Numyra Gatlin. may play Bolles High a repeat
dinner, consisting of of LeBron James, a Dr. Strachan. Rowe served for the championship game this
The Sigma Alpha Brothers President, Retired baked turkey macaroni full-fledged dinner was turkey, chicken, ham, pigeon year. Back in the days, it was
of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Brothers organization, Stacey and cheese, yams, prepared by Dr. Inez peas and rice, potato salad, BTW's Ingram who would score
Inc. collaborated with Miami Jones, Anthony Simons, Col. collard greens, gravy, Rowe for her family macaroni and cheese, candied three touchdowns over Dorsey
Gardens' Police Department R. J. Hinton, Ric Powell, Garth pumpkin pie, cake NEWBOLD members including yams, green beans, mash High. Additionally, the star
and distributed over a Reeves and David White. and ice cream. Pictures Dr. Loretta Amica and potatoes, pumpkin pie amd ice running backs of Miami Central,
thousand turkeys to families in The Miami Heat also made were shown to the players Angelo, Christine and Henry cream. Joe Yearby and Dalvin Cook
the Miami Gardens Community an impact this Thanksgiving who enjoyed looking at reality, Morrow, Priscilla and James Thanksgiving weekend was will always be remembered. Joe who signed up to receive "free" by giving out thousands of especially LeBron James and Smith, Cheryl and Judge full of football and basketball finished with 2,700 yards with turkeys. Some of the brothers turkeys at the Culmer Center Dwyane Wade, while assistant Ralph, Person, LaChan Gatlin, games and fans enjoying games 177 .carries. He will be out for included BaIjean Smith, in Overtown. Udonis Haslem coach Bob McAdoo complained Ronald Shephard, Andre, Lori, on TV unlike the past. BTW the season with a fibula injury.

James L. Knight Center last may be additional sites that
month. Curtis was selected in are nameless in the Lemon
the top 20 of contestants and City boundaries. Calling all
became one of the alternates pioneers of Lemon City, we .
to perform with the top 10 need your interesting stories. -..
Congratulations to Dr. Grand Finale" in the "So you think you The date has been set for St.
Enid Curtis Pinkney and Dr. on Sun. Dec., can dance" traveling show. Cecelia's ECW chapter's 18th
Walter T. Richardson, who 8 at the historic St. Agnes Congratulations, Curtis. annual scenic bus tour with
received the 2013 "Positive Episcopal Church beginning The historic Lemon City stops in Savannah, Ga., and Living Award" at the Alliance at 5 p.m. followed by a should be officially designated Buford, S.C. The trip will take A
for Aging. Both recepients of reception at Blackett Parish as a historic site by the place from May 23-26 2014. the award are notable pillars Hall. The Delta women have City of Miami Preservation Wedding anniversary
in the community. In the enjoyed celebrating a year of and Historic Board based greetings go out to the i
company of the recipients sisterhood, scholarship and on factual and historical following couples: were: Frank Pinkney,, Dory service, information. Then, all of Ronald and Diana Frazier, 9 '
Lingo, Ruby Rayford, Cecilia Curtis Holland, son of the' surrounding area such years. Stewart and Maud Newbold. Edwin and Gail Holland as Nazarene, Bowles Town, James and Barbara ...........-.......... .. .
The Dade County Deltas of and grandson of Dr. Gloria Buena Vista, Little. River Patterson, 55 years.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Blatch-McPhee, knows that and Little Haiti should be I hope everyone enjoyed a
Inc. request the honor of your he can dance based on his adopted as visiting sites from happy Thanksgiving with-all ir',
presence at their "Centennial exemplary performance at the one point to another. There of theirfamily and friends.

The Miami Alumni Call 305-326-3907. A young singer you won't forget
Chapter Tennessee State
University meets every IN Alabama State ADORE munication with the show's
SSthird Sat., 9 a.m at Piccadilly University Miami Alumni continued from IC producers and have had the
,Restaurant in Hialeah. Chapter meets every second chance to audition with sevCall 954-435-5391. Sat. at noon at Piccadilly. act. One day I want to work eral of them," he said. "He's an
U The Miami Gardens 35th class reunion in June restaurant in Palm Springs with both of them and believe amazing talent and has a very
Super Soul Steppers will hold 2014. Call 305-610-9868. N Miami Northwestern Mall in Hialeah. All alumni are that they can guide me as I de- bright future. And he works
their "South Florida holiday Sr. High Class of 1961 encouraged to attend. Call velop my talents." hard harder than anyone I've
celebration" at Gwen Cherry 0 Thirsty Creations Sip meets every second Tuesday, 305-651-4319. 'Adore was one of the stand- met in a very long time."
Park on Fri., Dec. 6, from 7-11 & Soiree, a cocktail affair 6 p.m. at the Little River Park. outs on America's Got Talent for Adore's concert will mark his
p.m. Donation required. Sunday, Dec. 15, 5-10 p'm. at Call 305-685-8035. 0 The Miami Jackson High season six. From among 35,000 fourth time being showcased at
Grand Banquet Hall. Call 786- School Class of 1971 meets contestants, he was voted the the Cultural Arts Center and
0 Right Away Car Care, 520-5670 for more info. E Booker T. Washington 3 p.m. every first Sat. atGwen judges' favorite male singer and will be his first time sharing his
2601 NW 95, Street, will give Class of 1967 meets every Cherry Park NFL/YET (meeting after advancing in Houston and original work with a local audia free car wash to those who ,] American Workforce is third Sat., 7 p.m., at the area). Call (305) 321-0975. Las Vegas, was selected among ence. donate an unwrapped toy hosting a trip for fantasy fest African Heritage Cultural Arts the top eight males. "I'm really excited but it was
Sat., Dec. 7. in Key West. Call 305-308- Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave. U3 Filthy Rich Life presents According to his manager, a bit strange writing Christmas
4294. Call 305-333-7128. "I Do Hair Expo 2013", Sunday, Cruz, while Adore did not ad- songs last summer," he added.
X The Miami Dec. 15th at G5ive. For more vance further, the experience For more about Adore, email
Northwestern High School 0 Omega Psi Phi N Iota Phi Lambda info email filthyrich4l4@ was invaluable, him at shadesinrhythmproducAlumni Association will Fraternity members from Sorority, Inc. wants sixth "Sure we were disappointed For tickets
hold an old school bash on Miami Dade College North and .grade boys and girls to be a but we continue to be in com- call 305-975-1837.
Saturday, :Dec, 7th in the' South,are .making Lplans for a:, -pat.Qof their annual Gems & school gymnasium from 7 p.m. reunion. Call 305-623-7991. Qents program. Call 305-303-. until. For tickets call Sharella, ....r2.ogra..
3050-904-2028. Proceeds will N Range Park is offering
help Northwestern's marching free self defense karate E Helping Every Living band program. classes, Mon. and Wed., at Person Inc., H.E.L.P. needs
6 p.m., at 525 NW 62nd St. volunteers to work at the
U The South West Dade Contact Clayton at 305-757- Sun Life Stadium for the
Democratic Club is having 7961. 2013 football events and will
a community fundraising yard provide community service
sale on Dec.7th from 7 a.m.-1 U S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed credit hours to any student p.m. Call 786-691-7.175. the homeless in the City of (high school or college) Overtown every first Sat., at that is at least 16 years
N Miami Jackson's Class 2 p.m., at 14-15 St. and 1st of age. Volunteers will be of 1979 is celebrating their Ave. Call 678-462-9794. provided a free meal ticket.

Book addresses Africa's medical challenges

BROWN ities." and he missed Africa.
continued from 1C You might think for a minute
that "Band-Aid for a Broken
only ever read about before. Pa- Leg" would be like those comtient treatment was hampered mercials you see on TV, filled
by lack of x-rays, oxygen ma- with misery meant to touch
chines and modern testing; and your heart. And you'd be wrong. 4.'
a near-primitive surgery suite Yes, there's heart-touching
with hand-operated equipment. here and Brown doesn't miss a
Improvisation was common, chance to share the mind-bogsanitariness was often an issue gling things he saw but we're 6:30 s~m, .fl00 p~m.
and between adrenaline-rush also privy to the goodness, too. 6
emergencies there was incredi- That makes this book a nice
ble boredom: Six monthS. That's balance between suffering that 4 ~:'. :
all Brown signed on for and he 4 will make you very thankful for !!
suddenly realized that things -forbearance that will make you <>'-.>::'a.'i
were better. His colleagues had DAINBONsmile. And if you'd love a story i!ii,, '
become friends and his time in DAIN RW about a life you may never lead .-:: ;!i : -:<":
Mavinga was up too soon. From modern equipment. But the dif- in a place you may never visit, i:!i:;::'i:, i ;!::i ii i'ili!i there, he "slid finally into Mel- ference was "a glaring, uncom- "Band-Aid for a Broken Leg" is bourne and a hospital with fortable reminder of the dispar- _a good choice. ": !l~i!!!i:':~ii:i !!!i.i

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Black artists come to Art Basel in Miami

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others. -MIA has also established al- are in Little Haiti. :!
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Muse, in collaboration with Three of the them, N'Namdi ter online at www.fusionmia. .
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Miami Gardens hosts science and engineering fair
Cou cil an avi W a ss .rts of Science degree in Human being dedicated in his honor. the Science Fair Awards PreResources Development and Students from various sentation, which will be held
Administration from Barry schools throughout Miami at 6:30 p.m. at the Betty T. University and his Bachelor of Gardens are expected to at- Ferguson Recreational CoinBy.Ashley Montgomery school in Miami-Dade County Science degree in Health from tend the event. On the first plex. involved in some science," Wil- Florida Agricultural and Me- day, Monday, there will be a In the past, cash prizes have
1tams said. "This also creates chanical 'University. He says competition held from 8 a.m.- ranged from $25 -. $500; the
Several years ago, the City of economic development now that he has a passion for com- 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Univer- winning potential garnering
Miami Gardens hosted its first kids can be inspired to be munity activism with, an em.- sity. Participants from the students a $1,000 prize and
Science and Engineering Fair things they never could have phasis on children, families Innovative Beginnings in Sci- $350 for the school with the
- this year tradition stands imagined." and education. ence [IBIS] Programs include: most unique project.
true. The third annual fair is Williams says that he is con- "I am a scientist and I Golden Glades Elementary, "I wanted to give cash prizes
set for December 9-10 and the cerned with the widening gap thought that this was some- Crestview Elementary School, because around this time, afCity of Miami Gardens is urg- between the U.S. ancl other thing positive for the c omiu- Scott Lake Elementary School, ter Thanksgiving and before
ing students with an interest countries in the area of sci- nity;I have worked with kids Rainbow Park Elementary, Christmas, money is needed
in science to come out. ence and engineering for stu- for the last 30 years, I felt this Parkview Elementary School, the most," Williams said.
Councilman David Williams, dents in grades K-12. COUNClLM N was my way of giviigminori- Carol City, Hibiscus Elemen- Williams said that he wants
Jr., Seat 5, is the brain trust The fair was developed to ties an opportunity," Williams tary School, Barbara Hawkins all students that attend the
behind the project and is "tak- help expose students to. tech- DAVID WILLIAMS said. and Carol City High School. fair to understand that there
ing leaps and bounds with nology components that will cry from the parents who have Throughout his career, Wil- Students will display their are other opportunities out measurable progress and ex- inspire them to seek future been very supportive and want liams has been a recipient of creative projects and will also there, that the sky is the, limit ceptional success" to make ventures in science and engi- to see more things like this in numerous honors, like the Da- receive a tour of the University. and that are many things one this possible. neering fields. our community," he said. vid Williams, Jr. Science Lab The fair will conclude on can do with a background in
"My goal is to have every "My driving force is the out- Williams received his Master at Parkway Elementary School Tuesday, December 10, with science.

Hollywood teacher surprised with $25,ooo award

By Karen Yi Jumping up and down, his educators," said Mike Milken, the box, said Melany Quintero,
fellow teachers nudged him to co-founder of the award. a seventh-grader.'
Hollywood teacher Luis Espi- center stage as Espinosa stood States convene special com- Others, said Espinosa is alnosa stood quietly in the back frozen in disbelief. He had come mittees and recommend.. edu- ways smiling and willing to
of the school cafeteria-at Apollo to school with a cold rto help cators .to the' Milken Founda- help. "I hope he's here when I
Middle on Monday, expecting with what he thought was "an- tion, which then chooses the. haVe my kids," said eighthjust another routine assembly. other school event." recipients. Espinosa is the only grader Jaytee Dolabaille.
Instead, he got a surprise of "This took me by complete teacher irk Florida to win this On Monday, students mobbed
a lifetime: national recognition surprise," said Espinosa, 40, year, making him one of 39 Espinosa with high fives and
and a $25,000 prize. Who teaches science. "It defi- .. in the state to claim the prize teachers offered congratulaThe .17-year teacher was the nitely validates what you do as since the program started in tory hugs. "I am not surprised
recipient of the prestigious an educator." 1987. In Broward County, just '[he won]," said teacher Winifred
Milken Award, given to a select Known as the "Oscars of two teachers have received the Adams. "What I love about him
group of .about 40 educators Teaching," the Milken Awards award, both in 2000. is he wants to do hands-on,
,across the country each year recognize the unsung heroes -.c Espinosa was recognized for creative things with the kids."
for their exemplary classroom in education with a $25,000 his creativity and emphasis on Espinosa said he plans to use
work. check. experimentation in the class- the'no-strings-attached money
"Is that me?" asked a shell- "We give Grammys to musi- .. room. He also leads the middle to help pay for his master's 'deshocked Espinosa as the room cians, gold medals to Olym- -Photo: Amy Beth Bennett school's industry certification gree in education.
erupted in cheers when state pians, Nobels to scientist and program and runs extra help "We do this because we know
EducationCommissioner Pam others. But we give too little Luis Espinosa is mobbed by'his students after he was sur- sessions for at-risk youth be- [students] need to grow and if I Stewart announced he had recognition to the people with poised with the $25,000 Milken Educator Award during an fore and after school. can help in'that process, then I
won. society's most important job assembly at Apollo Middle School in Hollywood on Monday, "He wants us to think outside did my job," said Espinosa.


Lib rty:" Photo courtesy Cuthbert Harewood
LbryCity kisget trkey treat

The top 10 students from Liberty city Elementary, D.A. Dorsey, Drew Middle, Drew Elemen-'
tary and Miami Northwestern were each given turkeys f or their families last week by local businessmen Dr. Tony Abbssi and Cuthbert Harewood. Pictured are Northwestern Principal Wallace Aristide, a deserving student and Harewood

S. FL jump rope MEMORIA ME...

teams stars at

_ Macy's parade

1On Tuesday, November 26th, three members of
the Coral Gables based "!Supersonics" jump rope '
team-traveled to New York City to perfor-m in the
Macy s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Congratula-te
tions go out to Namiya Crespo, J,P. Godoy' (l-r), -i
and-Ruben Pefiaranda who were selected for this -.
event from a group of over 400 athletes from 58' &
teams, nationwide. These jumpers, along with
220 talented athletes from around the country, ami Dade County Public Schools. The team has if~l ~4~~~
completed a 3 mile long route, while presenting a 'earned dozens of national titles in the sport and synchronized routine in sub freezing cold weath- "ar urrenltrirgfo 1eWrdRpeSp-<" er. The Macy's group known as J.U.M.P spent the ping Chaampionships in Hongk;onig,' China in :Au- last 5 months organizing and rehearsing for the gust of 2014.
event, under the direction of Pam Evans, head' Supersonics Jump Rope classes are available coach of the heartbeats jump rope team, located for kids aged 7 and older, with no experience ~ ''Y '4
in Ohio. necessary to join.
The Supersonics have been performing, as well For more: information on how to become inas competing, locally and nationally for the past voived in the sport of competitiVe jump rope, you 12 years under the direction of head coach Dillon can contact Dillon Bethell at Metropolis Fitness *
Bethell, a physical education teacher with Mi- at 305-722 -6000.



Cable is becoming ridiculously expensive don't even get us started ;
on monopolies and price gouging when it comes to major providers. TiVo remedies financial pains as the ultimate cable box alternative. The Roamio
-Pro lets users stream and record live TV programs at home or portably through lOS devices, recording up to six shows at once and storing up to 450 hours of HD content on a 3TB hard drive. Talk about a win-win for any. I family man or frat house. On top of promoting an integrated search function that indexes across Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Netflix, and YouTube, the box also carries all the major music-streaming services like Pandora and Spotify. Just consider its long-term value before questioning the high MSRP. $600

Microsoft set a goal to create the ultimate home entertainment sys- .The line where tangible ends and digital begins becomes more blurred tem, and they've come extremely close with the Xbox One. The do-it-al machine beefs up the platform's signature services with a more mature evely ... here ... in hi s Pea. T h
version of Kinect at the forefront commanding superior multitasking abili- tabletssettleddefinitively....somewhere.., in this gray area. The ergonomic pen feels like a traditional writing utensil, and, coupled with the ties. Features like Snap make it possible to watch Monday Night Football super-slim, pressure sensitive tablet, provides everything you need to
and monitor Fantasy Football ratings through the integrated NFL app edit, perfect or just play around with digital images. But will it blend? You
on the same screen. Your voice drives the system's dashboard, swap- betcha. It'll work with a host of popular apps. And with fhe Wacom Wireping activities and performing awesome tasks like recording and sharing ... less Accessory Kit, you can even work in a cordless environment. $100
gameplay during live gaming sessions The Xbox Live system receives a less Accessory Kit, you canevenworkinacordessenvironment.$100
facelift and offers cloud storage, background updates and much more. .
Throw a killer launch title lineup into the equation, the Xbox One clearly distinguishes itself from the competition.

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the tablet market; indeed, they're a certain frontrunner in the game. Improved in nearly every way over the previous generation, the 2 is lighter, faster, slimmer and boasts a truly impressive 10 hours of battery life. Pre-0 loaded with a made-for-touchscreens Windows Office RT 2013 (including HI M,
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Morejobs coming for hopeful

residents of Little Haiti
By Ashley Montgomery .
After two years of back and forth discussions between the Miami Zoning appeals board and the advocates of the possible Midtown Wal-Mart, the City of Miami commission has given the OK to move forward.
The four-hour debate ended with commissioners making a unanimous decision, granting Wal-Mart with the Class 2 Special Permit. As Wal-Mart starts developing plans, opponents are less than happy and say they are looking to fight the issue in court.
"There is the chance that opponents will now take to court but Please turn to WALMART 8D

Cost aside, JPMorgan

may have a good deal.

By Peter Eavis ing mortgage liabilities.
;k The -Justice Department's
JPMorgan Chase recently main allegation is that many of
agreed to a mortgage settle- these loans should never have
ment that will cost the bank been packaged into the mort$13 billion, a large number that gage bonds that were sold to
will bolster the government's investors. The mortgages, the
claims that justice was done. government contends, often
SThat$13 billion is a record for fell short of the standards that
a single company and its sheer JPMorgan and the other two
size notches an important vic- firms legally agreed to when
Recipients of donations celebrate gifts tory for the government. Even selling the bonds to investors.
so, a closer look at the: troubled 'No firm, no matter how prof24-hour initiative shatters mortgages in the settlement table, is above the law, and
suggests that JPMorgan may the passage of time is no shield
actually have secured a good from accountability," Attorney
deal for itself. General Eric H. Holder Jr. said
records ,over $Th 2M raise Thgovernment's legal on- Mn on Tuesday in a statement on
centered -Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Prsthe settlement.
The Miami Foundation hosts 2nd better Miami by making a dollars of subprime and Alt-A firm, no matter how Separate from the goventndonation to a plethora of local mortgages loans that often profitable, is above the law," ment-led settlement, JPMorgan annual Give Miami day. nonprofit organizations. The required little documentation Attorney General Eric H. recently reached an agreement
a Miami Foundation works with that were made in the years Holder Jr. said. to pay $4.5 billion to a group of
By Ashley Montgomery annual fundraiser initiative all kinds of donors and helps leading up to the 2008 financial investment firms that bought called Give Miami Day. This them make their philanthropy crisis. JPMorgan made some. of and Bear Stearns, two firms its mortgage-backed bonds.
one-of-a-kind 24-hour online more enjoyable and effective, the loans itself. The other loans that JPMorgan bought in 2008. The settlement numbers give The Miami Foundation giving event is an opportu- According to their website, were originated or sold into the JPMorgan assumed many of the' impression that a large
recently had their second- nity for people in to build a Please turn to GIVE 9D markets bY Washington Mutual the firms' future costs, includ- Please turn to CHASE SD

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can Airlines, will merge with Judge Sean Lane, at a hear- Airlines executiVes have said S Airways Group on Dec. 9 to ing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court the airlines will begin integratine,.: replacing Chicago-base
United Airlines. an aditwsi the "best Stat ,reciprocal feun le
T'he wiey expected an i ntrst f creditors in benefits.
nuncemn cme Wednesda bnkruptcy On Nov. 12, the ailie
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Small businesses: Bigger than you think and vtal to U.S. economy
By Nisa Islam Muhammad employee, that's 1.8 million 'comments during 'engine ofnjob.growth $50,000 plus in sales and re- when owners and or employ. jobs," David Smith II of the the release of a new .in this economy ceipts, according to the report. ees make personal purchases,SSupporting job creation U.S. Black Chamber, inc. told report by the As- They are essential to In '2011 these businesses ac- the report added.
among Black business own- The Final Call in an interview soCiation for Enter- ~our economy," said counted for 26 million jobs in 'There is a total, of 41.3 milers and starting more Black Businesses with fewer than prise Opportu~nity, Ms. Wood. 'They are the U.S. economy, the report lion jobs attributed to mibusinesses are two solutions 5 employees are called mi- 'Bigger Than You the new normal and said. 'crobusinesses," said Connie
to stagnant unemployment crobusinesses. Since 2002 Think: The Economic ~we must recognize Those numbers don't tell the Evans, president and CEO of
numbers in the Black comn- they have createdl 5:5 million- Impact of Microbusi- microbusinesses as whole story: Another 1.9 mail- the Association for Enterprise
muit. are* i'.- jobs. While large businesses nessi"teUie part of the solution. lion jobs are Created indirectly Opportunity, which advocates
:/ Teeae1.9 million Black (500 plus employees) lost States." The report They' are indispens- as a result of microbusinesses. for policies and legislation
businesses in America and 1.8 jobs between 2009 and 2011, was released Nov. 14 i able to the economy." The indirect economic impact that advance the interests and
million of them are sole pro- microbusinesses were the only on Capitol Hill and The 25.5 million occurs'when a microbusiness needs of America's 25.5 milprietors, only 100,000 Black ventures creating jobs during included a discussion of the microbusinesses in America buys a computer or supplies, lion microbusiness owners. businesses have employees. the same period, according to importance of these busi- range from endeavors of part- the report said. 'This study offers evidence
The challenge is growing these Gina Wood of the Bipartisan nesses. time newcomers to business Some 13.4 million jobs are that microbusinesses create a
businesses to hire at least one Policy Center. She made her 'Microbusinesses are the full-timers with more than "induced" by microbusinesses Please turn to BUSINESS SD


Want a used car? Now S

a good time to shop

Edmunds analysis finds prices at puhaerceaynt
Those leased cars are corn-t
a fou-yea lowing back to be sold as used
afou -yea lowcars.
By Chris Woodyard same quarter last year. "There was a big rise in
Another used-car price leases," says Richard Arca,
As new-car buyers flood watcher, Tom Kontos of Ade- senior pricing manager for
showrooms, used car prices sa Analytical Services, noted Now, "we're
are hitting a four-year low, a tiny uptick in wholesale seeing the result.of according to an analysis prices in October, but says *Better economy. Even
released Wednesday. the overall trend is down. drivers who held out dir- ,. *,
Prices may go even lower Why prices are dropping: ing the recession, keeping A 1.N !vI "" t
next year as more new-car *New-car sales. Auto their old cars running, now W a -M r YVL...LVLL.L to.1I.J.~ M idtownLL~VV
buyers trade in their jalop- dealers' new-car sales are are ready to throw in the ~ AMR ags ealri ok edtePann e
ies and more used cars with on track to exceed 15 mil- towel and buy a newer, used contnue froarigesforwaird taisto- pardte Pnntg Dein
expiring leases show up on lion. While not quite up to car. Lower unemployment cniudfo D igfradt ass-prmn' eiin
lots, the boom years of a decade rates and an overall better there hasn't been "a dra- ing Blacks as well as recognizing that the
*The average used car sold ago, the bonanza has meant economy make it easier to matic decline in used-car this was the final City others in getting a job proposed store meets decision in the mat- there. Wertz said that city requirements and
for $15,617 at a franchised a flood of trade-ins. To move buy a used car, plus auto prices or a flood of used cars tr"aW-Mtree-or350jbwilefts ihnteovr
dealership in the third them out, dealers have cut loan rates are still low, and on the market'! because of, sent"aive-sa. adde oed t ob em be ofall vishon for Mdownr quarter, the lowest since the prices. "New cars automati- lenders are lending. the gradual nature of the Commaivession C air ed Ltlemiier- Mamviin LorenModo-n same quarter in 2009, when cally bring some. used cars Arca cautions, however, recovery. Cmmar srn Calong-town anLiptt ahOvr pea," enordieor Lof
they averaged $14,808, out of the woodwork," says that used-car prices still Look for more declines he sie Cm siorsnghrodinp-cmuiatnfr
according to the analy- Kontos. aren' tas low as they dipped says. Frank Carollo and ticular. Walmart said.
sis by car-pricing website *Off-lekse cars. By 2010, a decade ago. Prices of some "The used-car market, in WifeoGotIoe "Currently there are "h aoiy[frs Prices have cheap lease deals abounded, late-model used cars still terms of pricing, is poised fror the new Wal-Mart. residents who take the idents] are supportive been easing for most of the and dealers were eager to are sb close to the price of a for further softening," Kon- Commissioner Francis bus 22,miles because of having a store nearyear, and the third-quarter get those new cars into the new car that it might make tos says, He predicts even Sae a o rs ti h lss tr ob elo owr
average was down 2.8 per- hands of recession-weary more sense to buy new, he more cars will be pouring entase was vatpe-ing the Nlowsesidents to bringingloakforad cent from the second quar- drivers who were hesitant says. 'into the used-car market, in, Mexico; Commis- will be able to simply able groceries to these
ter and 0.9 percent from the or just couldn't make the Kontos notes, too, that making them all cheaper. sierMcleSpn costhsre."eidtsbgnngn
i-i~~~ce-Jones had already Wertz noted that 2015," Lopez said.
ipmogan%,,tas -m kesrecord mortgage settlement left before the vote Wal-Mart's U.S. work- Wal-Mart will build
_____________took place but pre- force is about 1.3 mil- a 203,000-squareCHASE One way to determine cent is too low given the sus- on second-home mortgages viously publicly an- lion associates, in- foot, three-story sucontinued from 7D whether JPMorgan has got- pelted number of loans that were particularly .high. ,nounced her support cluding more than perstore, with 577
ten off lightly is to calculate should never. have been sold "The most egregious mis- fior the plan.. 807,000 female asso- parking spaces and bank is being taken to task the settlement payments to investors. take was allowing bo Irrow ers Bill' Wertz, spokes- ciates and more than several loading bays.
for abuses that led to* fore- as a percentage of the sub- Since the crisis, many at- to lie about their occupancy," man, for Wal-Mart. 255,000 Black associ- The plan is to make closures and helped sink Prime and Alt-A mortgages tempts have been made to .Guy Cecala, publisher of In- says' that they are ates. .this Wal-Mart modern
the economy. But the final sold. From 2004 through assess how many of the sub- side Mortgage Finance, said. anxious to provide for "We are pleased so that it blends in well $13 billion figure may be as 2007, JPMorgan, along with prime and Alt-A mortgages Occupancy was a focus the community in sev- that the City of Miami with such a "trendy" much political theater as a Washington Mutual and inside the bonds were below of one of the lawsuits, that eral ways. The world's Commission has up- neighborhood. real attempt to right wrongs. Bear Stearns, sold around underwriting standards. The wasa wrapped into the govThe only way to assess the $1 trillion of mortgages, ac- estimates are staggering.. erment settlement. The
toughness of the settlements cording to Inside Mortgage These analyses focus on suit, brought. by the Federal M
is t6 know the extent of the Finance, an industry pub- crucial features of the loans Housing Finance Agency, i
underlying abuses. And ac- lication. So far, JPMorgan that often determine the contended that in one bond cording to some mo rtgage has paid or set aside about likelihood of default. deal, 15 percent of the loans Advertisement of DBE Goal for Program Plan Annual specialists, the payouts may $25 billion to meet claims One important indicator were for a second home, fiveI not be adequate. that the loans should not is whether borrowers were times the level stated in Ithe Update Department of Transportation. 49 CFR Part 26
"Yes, these are big num- have been sold. That sum taking out the loans to buy deal's prospectus.
bers for newspaper head- is 2. 5 percent of the total, properties they were not go- The borrowers of most of ESTABLISHMENT OF OVERALL THREE-YEAR DBE lines," said Jeffrey Lewis, a though the figure could in- ing to live in. Mortgage firms those loans probably de- GOAL FOR MOAD FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014 to 2016 senior portfolio manager at crease as the bank strikes like Bear Stearns were sup- faulted, which means the ulTIG Securitized Asset Fund; other settlements. posed to properly assess timate loss rate on the bond The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MOAD) is preparing to establish an overall three-year
"But -relative to the losses, Some mortgage market ex- owner occupancy, but often was probably far higher than goal for participation by.- Disadvantaged Business-Enterprises in MD AD project for Fiscal they could have been bigger." ,perts contend that 2.5 per- they failed to do so. Defaults 2.5 percent. .Year 2014 to 2016 10 *ctober 1, 20.13 through September 38, 2016)., MDAD invites comments
from small, minorities and women, businesses, general contractor groups, community
organizations, and other officials or organizations which miay have. Information concerning the
Sm all businesses vital to grow ing U.S. econom y availablity of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged businesses, the effects of discrimination
on opportunities for DBEs, and what might constitute a "level playing field" for participation of~
BUSINESS gree holders consti- most 117,000 people in manufacturing, which For these demograph- DBEs in MDAD projects. A "level playing field" Is defined as the amount of participation DBE
continued from 7D tute 52 percent of mi- 2007; the latest year was the fastest grow- ics, self-employment fim would have in MDAD projects if there were no discrimination against them.
crobusiness owners, data was available, for ing sector for Black offers a pipeline to variety of economic im- but the report showed A total payroll of about businesses, the report wealth-creation that MDAD Is proposing an overall goal of 16.0% for participation by Disadvantaged Business pacts, producing salu- no significant differ- $3.5 billion. found. .might not otherwise Enterprises In MDAD projects for fiscal year 2014 to 2016, based on information currently
tary effects on families ence in median annu- .Most of these micro- Microbus in ess es be possible." available. The rationale for this goal and supporting Information will be available for public
that cut across racial, al sales and receipts business owners (1.68 were described as a According to the re- inspection for 30 days from the publication of this notice at MDAD's Minority Affairs Office ethnic, and gender for those with degrees million) were working viable option for "un- port, microbusinesses located at 4200 N.W. 36th Street, Building 5-A, 3rd Floor, Miami, Florida 33122, Monday lines, and those without., owners., employed persons, generated approxi- through Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.
Based on previous Ninety-two percent, of The 1. 8 million Black persons 50+ and un- mately $4.87 trillion MDAD and the U.S. Department of Transportation will accept comments on the DBE goal for 45 insights, we've un- all U.S., businesses are 'owned microbusi- .derserved groups such annually for the U. S. days from the date of this advertisement. The DBE Program Plan may be reviewed at MDAD's derstood that micro- microbusinesses, the nesses in 2007 ranged as women and Blacks economy and, micro- Minority Affairs Office at the address above and a copy of Its Annual Update Report may be businesses are vital report said. from professional ser- to attain self-sufficien- business owners ac- obtained by calling (305) 876-7221.
vehicles that put the AEO research sug- vices to health care cy amidst a mercurial cumulated a median
unemployed to work, gests that if one in and social a assistancee labor market, and. as net worth of nearly 2.5 Fo lea ad onie got tp/Iglasnimdd*o
help families achieve three microbusiness- to administrative and long-term job stability times higher than noneconomic self-suffi- es hired one person support services and becomes more elusive, business owners. ,-CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA
ciency, and narrow which would equal
America's wealth gap," about 8.4 million CT FMAI LRD
said Ms. Evans, whose jobs the country's NOTICE OF PUBLIC-HEARING
group is based in unemployment probWashington, D.C. lems could be virtu- NOTICE'OF PUBLIC HEARING ANY PERSON WHO RECEIVES COMPENSATION, REMUNERATION OR


IT industry has reason to party: Pay on rise
Increases couldreries in 2014 are increasing 10
percent to 18 percent for theIfy ug
hotter skill sets. The positions
most in demand include mo- What: IT Palooza
By Marcia Heroux Pounds bile application developers, When: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 12. See schedule at
with annual salaries ranging Highlights: Learning sessions for IT professionals, hackathons,
Highly skilled information from $105,000 to $150,000; networking and entertainment. Take exam on site to get a free Mitechnology professionals in cloud infrastructure engi-- crosoft Office certification.
South Florida have. always neers, $100,000 to $105,000 a
been able to command top pay, year and IT security analysts, ,Where: Nova Southeastern University's Graduate School of Inforbut a new survey shows those $80,000 to $150,000 a year. nation Sciences, Carl DeSantis Bldg., 3301 College Ave., Fort Lausalaries will improve in 2014. The demand for program- derdale
A survey of more than 500 mers, especially for mobile ap- Cost: Free with two new unwrapped toys worth $12 each for the MaIT professionals and local com- plications as well as IT securi- rines' Toys for Tots or pay $25 at the door.
panics conducted by Sherlock- ty, continues to grow, said Alex Tech Staffing shows double- Funkhouser, president with
digit increases in South Florida SherlockTech Staffing in South ested in understanding more number of candidates that
IT hiring and salaries. Florida and an organizer of IT about technology and digital possess the right skill sets to
Of the responding local com- Palooza. IT Palooza, South Floida technology industry's biggest marketing," said Fu.nkhouser. receive numerous job offers at
pansies, 61 percent of them in- The study was done in con- In a separate survey by Rand- a time," said Bob-Dickey, group
dicated that they plan to hire junction with ITnin n annual event, will be held at Nova Southeastern University's stad Technologies released president of technology and additional IT staff in 2014, South Florida technology in- Graduate School of Information Sciences on Dec. 12 'Monday, IT workers reported a engineering for Randstad, parcompared with 57 percent in dustry's biggest annual event Graduate School of Informa- IT Palooza. It's for all types high level of confidence in their ent company of Fort Lauder2013. and holiday party being held at tion Sciences on Dec. 12. the hardcore technical pro- employment outlook. dale-based staffing company
On average, starting sala- Nova Southeastern University's "That's the great thing about grammer to people just inter- "We are seeing a significant Spherion.

Family, friends Phil Morris to enter

LI1~1 d -e-cigarette business gathered

By Siddhar'th Cavale and research and development.
Devika Krishna Kumar "20)14 will be a key investment
-- -' year behind our RdcdRs
to go shoppingnext year t enter pottnity in the years to
th letoic ciatebsiness I hc srodct ou raetgo Ip
Thanksgiving sales spur social $2 billion-plus global market Market consultant Euromonishopping, but spending down
shop ing'bu spe din do n.'bor6o cigarettes as its "greatest for electroni c cigarettes was more growth opportunityt. than $2 billion last year, with the
By Hadley Malcolm Bill Martin, founder of Shop- Speaking to investors in New United States accounting for a
perTrak. "The retailers did York, Philip Morris Chief Execu- quarter of that.
Thanksgiving night shop- a good job getting them up tive Andre Calantzopoulos said, The market is growing at
ping looked like a new family from the dinner table and Photo:the company would enter tee- breakneck speed Some analyst
tradition thisyear as stores into stores." People shop at a Gap factory store at the Citadel Out- cigarette business in the second predict e-smokes could 'outsell
opened earlier and consum- Overall spending was ex- lets on Nov. 28, 2013, in Los Angeles. Instead of wait- half of 2014 to tap fast-growing conventional cigarettes within a ers took advantage of the ex- pected to reach $57.4 billion ing for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest demand for'a less harmfulalt- decd aicularly as Big Totra time to spread out their for the weekend, according to shopping day, moe than a dozen major retailers openeddeciing Black Friday shopping. the retail federation. That's The world' largest listed to sales due to government regulaThe Thursday-through- down from $59.1 billion last onThanksgiving Day this year.
Sunday tally, though, was year. million last year. Nearly half merce revenue was up nearly new range of products, called ers.
less buying overall, accord- Thanksgiving and Black went online on Black Friday, 40 percent on Thanksgiving "Reduced-Risk", Calantzopoulos Yet cigarettes I battery-powing to data from several Friday fell a week later in according to the retailers' compared with-last year. said at acoference. ered metal tubes that turn nicofirms. the season this year, lead- survey, while traffic at brick- Tablets and big-screen TVs The company, whih sells to tilaced liquid into vapor are
Thanksgiving and Black ing stores to push pre-Black 'and-mortar stores was down were two of the most popular c I tries outside the Unied far from universally accepted as Friday combined brought in Friday deals and shifting more than 11% on that day, purchases online, says How- States, willaso spen more on-a puic healthtool
an estimated $12.3 billion in consumer spending earlier. ShopperTrak found. ard Schaffer, vice president of
sales, accordingto- shopping- On average, shoppers would Tablets and smartphones, which aggregates G M iami Day breaks
analytic firm' ShoipperTrak. spend about $407 Thursday especially drove online .busi- online deals and coupons. G records
Thanksgiving Day traffic through Sunday, compared ness. Website traffic from "Tablets were super-hot grew 27% as nearly one-third with about $423 in 2012, the those devices was up from this year, which is really GIVE. ceiving over $3.2 million. In total,
of shoppers headed to stores retailers group found in a last year nearly 90 percent no surprise to anybody," he continued from 7D 12,286 donations were made, shaton the holiday, according to survey of nearly 4,500 shop- for tablets and about 66 per- says. "Obviously the iPad did tering the $1.2 million dollar donathe National Retail Federa- pers conducted Friday and cent for smartphones, ac- extremely well." tion. Many retailers opened Saturday. cording to e-commerce firm A deal from Best Buy on an perts in two things philanthropy year.
earlier than ever, some at 5 Online retailers continue Monetate, which analyzed iPad mini for $249.99, down and community. "Our goal is to promote philanor 6 p.m. Kmart opened at 6 to gain ground... Including data from tens of millions from $299,- "went out of stock "People like to work with us be- thropy and democratize giving," a.m. online traffic, Black Friday of online shopping sessions. very quickly," Schaffer says. cause of that," according to one offi- Soto said.
"Probably the most inter- is still the biggest day of the The average online order was An offer of 30 percent off from cial. "We provide excellent personal With the support of Knight Founesting is the amount of en- weekend. The ,retail federa- up more than 18 percent on the Ugg footwear company service and have a team of people dation, Marlins Foundation, Miami estngwho have a deep understanding of HEAT Charitable Fund, The Miami ergy the consumer put into tion reported that 92 million Black Friday to about $172, also "did extremely well," he Thursday shopping," -says people shopped, up from 89 Monetate found, and e-com- says. the. comniunity." Foundation Board of Trustees and
TptFor this yearly effort, more- than the Hector Family Fund their goal
400 Miami-Dade County nonprof- was superseded. Lead fundraisH olid ay sr bk gs it organizations came together to ers for the event included Greater
Hbo o s make history as the most active day Miami Jewish Federation, which
of philanthropic giving ever in South raised $207,362 alone. Also, The
By Paula McMahon them Closely, O'Neill Beats Headphones, Florida. Miami Foundation encour- Children's Movement of Florida,
said. It's common for which typically sell for aged people to donate at least $25 received the most individual gifts, It might seem like a manufacturers over- $199 to $250. Agents during a 24-hour period. Donors raising $95,585. This event truly
bargain. It might look seas to try to repli- have seized what. they and widely-known foundations were brought Miami together with iconic
pretty. It might even cate serial numbers, said were pretty con- able to search organizations based downtown Miami buildings such as
look like the genuine [ Shades of paint and vincing replicas that on their contributions to the com- the Miami Tower and the Freedom
article. other design features sold for $50 to $75 lo- munity and give them their support Tower being lit purple in honor of
But as the annual to try to' hoodwink cally. While the head- or they could give to a general the celebration. Also, a "countdown"
holiday shopping fren- consumers, he said. phones may lo~k like fund that was split among all chari- Twitter party was held'the night bezy starts this week, That's why the price is the real, thing, the ties involved, fore the event was slated. The Mifederal authorities are the best clue for con- quality of the item "We planned to match gifts of $25 ami Foundation takes pride in their
warning South Florida -Pht: SusAn Stocker sumers to figure out if does not stand up to to $10,000 on a percentage basis finance committee and encourages
consumers to be on Gerard O'Neill, assistant special agent in they're getting the gen- normal wear and tear Javier Alberto Soto," president and'-organizations to select their exthe alert for kl-iockoffs --charge of Homeland Security Investigations uine article, he said. and the speakers blow CEO of The Miami Foundation said. ceptional investment pools to help an cutefetprd-.Many of the, fakes out before too long, This year, givemiamiday. org hit reach a range of philanthropic goals
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ties Investigations on then in all likelihood, Holiday lights, bat- expensive Rolex watch
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Tennessee State advances; Others fall
NOVEMBER 28 Furman 30, South Caroina State 20 LUT WILLIAMS
Alabama State 41 Stillman 28 Tennessee State 31, Butler 0 BCSP EditorSATURDAY, ECEMBER
NOVEMBER 30M NCAA Div I0 Playoffs Second Round Ohio Valley Conference runners-up Ten- SWAC Championship Game TV Broadcast NBC
Souihemn 40, Graml* Stale 17 Shepherd 7, Wnston.SalemState 0 nessee State is the only black college football Southemvs. Jackson State in Houston, TX 1:30p
PCS at tRotund
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shares the stage this week with the season-end- PLAYOFF GAMES
DIV. II AND FCS PLAYOFF RECAPS ing Southwestern Athletic Conference Cham- Football Championship Subdson (FSC-Second Round
Eastern IllInois vs. Tennessee State in Charleston, lII Ilp
NCAA Div. Second Round pionship Game in Houston.
NCph D7v. Int Saeond Round The Tigers (10-3), under. fourth-year head
of45rd 7, 2 yndton-Salaem State T ithls
SHEPHERDSTOWN, Wa Undefeated CA Div 11 Super coach Ron Reed, got their first playoff victory of 45 for 212yardsand 2 TDs in the loss.
Region I top seed Shepherd stifled the prolific and high-scoring offense since 1986 and first shutout since 2006 in a 31-0 EIU averaged OVC bests of 48,8 points
of No.4 Winston-Salem State keeping the Rams outofthe end zone in first round Football Championship Subdivision and 599.1 yards per game including 387.7 yards
a 7.-0 shutout in a second round playoff game here Saturday. (FCS) win over Pioneer League champion But- through the air. Garoppolo threw for 4,489 yards
The defenses for both teams, ranked first and second nationally ler Saturday in Indianapolis. and 48 TDs with just 8 interceptions. EIU also
in total defense, dominated play in the frigid mountain air of West Vir- Three other black college teams bit the dust features the league's top rusher in Shepard Little
ginia. Shepherd limited WSSU to only eight first downs and 159 total in playoff action Saturday (See related stories). BACK IN THE SADDLE: Tennessee State junior (1,396 yards, 13 TDs) and top receiver in Erik ~~~~~~~~~~quarterback Michael German has missed seven oa10reptns139yd,17Ia)
yardswhileregisteringsevensacksand grabbing twointerceptions.The With the win, TSU vaults to No. I in the quarterback Michael German has missed seven Lora (102 receptions, 1,339 yards, 17 TDs).
Shepherd defense also sent WSSU starting quarterback Rudy Johnson latest Bi Acx Col.i SPotrrs PAo Top Ten. games this season but is 60 with 13 TD passes EIU's only loss this season is to undefeated (12out of the game with an injured shoulder late in the first quarter. TSU (10-3) will now be. looking for re- The Tigers average 42.2 ponts with German at -0) Northern Illinois (43-39).
Seledganrd247 yards and ten first downs against the gameThTiesaeae2.ponswtGrmnt 0)NthnIlnis(-3.
SRam ep d garnered 247 yards ad ten first downs against the gam venge going up against OVC champion and the helm. He is expected to start in Satuday's TSU led the OVC in total (276.2 ypg.) and
Rams' defense,
After battling to a 0-0 halftime tie, Shepherd (11-0) would mount PCS No. 2 seed Eastern Illinois (11-1) Saturday FCS second round playoff game at high-scoring scoring (15.5 ppg.) defense.
the only scoring drive of the day on its second possession of the third in Charleston, Ill. EIU defeated TSU 34-16 in Eastern Illinois. German (6-2, 215), who also missed the
quarter going 69 yards in seven plays capped by running back Allen their first meeting this season on Oct. 26 at the first two games of the season after being susCross's 29-yard scoring reception. Tigers' homecoming game in Nashville. In another rematch Saturday, West Divi- pended, is expected to be back at the controls for
WSSU (10-2) would fight back early in the fourth quarter, when "We're looking forward to another opportu- sion champ Southern (8-4) meets East Division Saturday's game but Reed said Butler will also
back-up quarterback DeSean Townsend (12-35-1, 139 yards) found nity to play football," Reed told The lbnnessee- champ Jackson State (8-3) in the 15th SWAC play. In the games German played, the Tigers running back Maurice Lewis on a screen pass that covered 55 yards an newspaper this week. "Really, we wouldn't title game that will be played for the first time at were 6-0 and averaged 42.2 points per game In down to the Shepherd"15-yard line. But a fourth down pass to Eric Wil- care who it was. But there is a sense you may be Reliant Stadium in Houston (1 p.m.). the games he missed, the Tigers were 4-3 and
iams would fall short tuning the ball back over to Shepherd. able to get a little redemption just by going.back JSU narrowly defeated Southern 19-14 on averaged 18.9 points.
WSSU's best scoring opportunitycame at the end of the first quar and playing them," Sept. 28 this season in Baton Rouge, La. In six games this season, German has
ter when Townsend found wide receiver Rashon Williams wide open
behind the Shepherd secondary after his defender fell down, but Wil- Tennessee State was clicking on all cylin thrown for 926 yards and 13 TDs without an intinms would bobble the ball and drop it in the endzone. ders in its first round win over Butler. terception.,
S* Junior quarterback Michael German hit on "I feel like if I lead my team, they'll follow
FCS First Round 14 of 24 passes for 201 yards and two touch- me to victory," German told The Tennesseean's
Furman 30, South Carolina Stat 20 1 TENNESSEE STATE (10-3) Shutout Butler 31-0 downs. Running back Tim Broughton ran for David Climer. "I have a passion for the game.
ORANEBUGSC~- Soth aro~na tat batle FumanbutIn first round FOS playoff game. NEXT: At FCS No.
ORANGEBURG SouthCarolinaStata in irst round FCS playoff game. NEXT At FCS No. 80 yards on nine carries. All-American defen- When the game is taken away from you, that's
2 Eastern Illinois in second round FCS playoff game. s i I I
key turnovers and big special teams plays doomed the Bulldogs, in a 2 WINSTO A~M STATE (10-2) Fell in second sive back Daniel Fitzpatrick picked off his se when you miss it the most."
30-20 first round FCS playoff loss tothe Paladins. enth pass of the season and retued it 26 yards The first Southern/Jackson State game this
SCSU (9-4) scored first and led 7-0 as Richard Cue found Ten round NCAA Div, II playoff game, 7-0 to Shepherd. enth pass of the season and returned it 26 yards TefrtSuhr/ako tt aeti
marSCSU (9-4) scored fast anrd touchdown pas s But the oBulldogs NEXT: Season over, Tem- for his third return score to put the Blue Tigers year was about as close as they come. Jackson
were foiled on a 0-yard punt return by Jaruis Holloman that cut th e 3. JACKSON STATE (83) Idle. NEXT: In SWAC up 24-0. Placekicker Jamin Godfrey hit a 45- State amassed 355 yards while Southern had lead to 7-6 with 3:21 remaining in the first quarter, Championship game vs. Southern on Dec. 7 yard field goal and was good on all four PATs 348. Southern led 7-3 at the half and 7-6 early
SCSU responded with a seven-play, 39-yard drive that ended on a 4, BETHUNE-COOKMAN (10-3) Lost first round Back-up freshman quarterback Ronald in the third period before a fumble at its own
45 yard field goal by Nick Belcher to extend the lead to 10-6 with 13: 18S FCS playoff game to Coastal Caroliha, 48-20. NEXT: Butler hit on 5 of 7 passes for 61 yards and the 9-yard line by quarterback Dray Joseph opened remaining in the first half. Several minutes later, with 7:31 remaining, Season over. Tigers' final score. TSU did lose three fumbles, the door for JSU to take the lead. JSU quarterPaladin quarterback Reese Hannon found Ryan Culbreath on a 50 yard 5. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (9-4) Lost at home In its 34-16 loss to Eastern Illinois, Ten- back Clayton Moore scored on a 2-yard keeper
touchdown pass play to give the Paladins a 13-10 lead, their first of the to Furman in FCS first round, 30-20. NEXT: Season nessee State registered 21 first downs and put to put the Tigers up 13-7.
game. over. up 338 yards of total offense but surrendered JSU added a 2-yard Rakeem Sims touchIn the third quarter, the Bulldogs pulled into a 13-13 tie on a 23 6. VIRGINIA STATE (9-1) Season over. 567 yards to the powerful Panthers offense led down run after a 12-play 75-yard drive to go up
yard field goal by Belcher with 9:57 remaining. Furman answered with 7 ALCORN STATE(8-3) Season over by OVC Offensive Player of the Year and Wal- 19-7 with 3:011 left in the third.
a 77 yard drive capped when Hannon snuck in on fourth down to give 8. SOUTHERN (7-4)- Defeated Grambling 40-17 in ter Payton Award finalist, quarterback Jimmy Southern added a late third quarter TD on the Paladins a 20-13 lead. Bayou Classic. NEXT: SWAC Championship Game Garoppolo. a 19-yard pass from Joseph to Lee Doss. Dray
Disaster struck less than a minute later as Cue was picked off by vs. Jackson State in Houston. Garoppolo was 24 of 41 for 410 yards and threw, an interception early in the fourth quarHolloman who raced 34yad s untouched into the eadzone to ve Fur- 9, ALABAMA STATE (6-4) Defeated Stillman 41-28 four TDs in the win. TSU played:the game-with- ter and the game ended with Southern penetratmane Bacldogs cut the Paladin27-13 lead to 27-20 with 513205 remaining in the third quarter on Thanksgiving Day. NEXT: Season over out German, who broke his left collarbone on ing to the JSU 6 before turning the ball over on
The Bulldogs cut the Paladin lead to 27-20 with .13:22 remaining 1.TSEE 83 esnoe.Ot 2admse he ae.Bte a 4 dws
in the fourth quarter on a 13 play drive resulting in Austin Smith's four 10. TUSKEGEE (8-3) Season over Oct. 12 and missed three games. Butler was24 downs.
yard TD pass from reserve quarterback Adrian Kollock.
Furman then ended the scoring with a Ray Early 32 yard field goal
with 8:28 remaining.
~BCSP Notes
Cue, playing the last game of his career, finished 17-of-28 for 154
yards with a touchdown and an interception. Runningback Justin Taylor rushed 18 times for 58 yards and Hemmingway led all receivers Morgan State fires Donald Hill-Eley Alabama A&M dismisses Anthony Jones
with four receptions for 57yards. M Morgan State University announced Monday that longtime head HUNTSVILLE,Alabama -- Anthony Jones, whose Alabama A&M
Defensively, safety Kimario McFadden led all Bulldogs with eight football coach Donald Hill-Eley will not return after this season, team suffered through its third losing season in his 12-year tenure, will not
total tackles (one for loss) and an interception. .According to reports, MSU Athletics Director Floyd Kerr informed have his contract renewed, the school announced Sunday afternoon.

FCS First Round Hill-Eley that the university was looking to go in a different direction after Director of athletics Bryan Hicks was not available for comCoastal Carolina 48, Bethune-Cookman 20 his 12-year tenure, meant on the decision. He did issue a statement
CONWAY, S.C. No. I1 Coastal Carolina jumped on top "We are grateful for Donald Hill-Eley's in a press release emailed to local media at 4:30
early and rode four touchdown passes from Alex Ross in downing No. 12 years of commitment to this university," Sunday.
12 Bethone-Cookmn, 48-24 in a first round FCS playoff game. said Kerr. "I join hundreds of former athletes, "We are very grateful antj appreciative of the
Bethune-Cookman (10-3) was unable to stop Ross as he passed for graduates, coaches and Bears fans in thank- work he has done with A&M athletics. We thank
256 yards on 13-of-18 completions for Coastal Carolina (11-2). ing Coach Hill-Eley for his service to Mor- Coach Jones for his efforts and leadership of the
The Chanticleers jumped to an early 14-0 lead in the opening quar- gan.' football program and wish him much success in
ter, using a 19-yard passfrotu;Ross toTyell Blanks and a fumble out of Hill-Eley had a 59-76 win-loss record dur- his future endeavors," Hicks said.
the hands of B-CU junior quarterback Quentin Williams that fell into ing his 12 years at Morgan State; his team Jones was 83-57 in his 12 seasons at A&M,
the arms of linebacker Mike McClure for a 39-yard scoring return. finished 5-7 this season, with the third-highest winning percentage of
After a pair of scores from both teams later in the first'quarter, In a statement on their website, the univer- any coach in A&M history. His team had the
Williams four-yard run around the end to cut into the lead, 21-10 with sity said there is no timetable for the hiring of Jones highest academic scores in a conference where
12-22 left in the half. Coastal Carolina would respond with Ross hitting the next head coach, but said an acting Coach a number of teams have recently been ineligible
Blanks down the middle to setup a Lorenzo Taliaferro eight-yard touchdown run. Though the extra point was blocked, CCU advanced its lead HiIley will be named within the next month. for postseason play because of academics.
Just a year ago, Hill-Eley accidentally, re- Offensive coordinator Cedric Pearl will serve as interim head
to 27-10 at the streak.
The lead swelled to41-10early in the fourth quarter with a 23-yard ceived an e-mail from members of the university's administration discuss- coach until a replacement is named. The remainder of the staff will be in
touchdown reception by John Israel, later followed by a Matt Hazel 21- ing plans to terminate him. Months later, Morgan officials decided to let limbo until the replacement arrives.
yard reception for a score. Hill-Eley finish out this season. Jones and his staff planned to hit the road Sunday to begin reB-CU added two late scores on senior receiver Eddie Poole's 16 Hill-Eley told The Baltimore Sun that he feels he doesn't deserve fruiting for next year.
yard touchdown reception from senior quarterback Brodrick Waters, to be replaced, and that the university doesn't offer the proper resources to The Bulldogs finished 4-8 this season. However, that came on the as well as Waters running 27 yards to pay dirt himself. Travis Small ran create a winning team. heels of a 2012 season in which A&M began 6-0 and finished 7-4. After
in from 17 yards out on the CCLUs next possession to make the final, "You've got a 10th-place budget out of 11 teams and you finish 2012, Hicks gave Jones only a one-year extension.
48-24. third," Hill-Eley told the Sun. Morgan State finished in third place in the Under Jones, a former NFL tight end, A&M had fewer losing
B-CU was paced offensively by Williams with 202 yards passing Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) this season. seasons than any other school in the Southwest Athletic Conference in
on 16-of-29 through the air, while Waters came off the bench for 102 "The thing about is, I'm not the one that grants the chances or the that tenure and the football program has enjoyed more success than any yards and a passing score. Senior running back Isidore Jackson led the opportunities," Hill-Eley said, "It's up to the administration" major program at A&M. However, the Bulldogs lost at homecoming to ground game with 59 yards. Hill-Eley, 44, is currently studying for his doctorate in higher Mississippi Valley State, after which attendance waned dramatically, and
Senior linebacker Jarkevis Fields led the Cats defensively with II education administration at Morgan State and said he will be looking for they have lost back-to-back to archrival Alabama State.
tackles, another coaching job in the Maryland region.

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Some players use phones to

record police during stop

By Brent Schrotenbaer

To protect themselves in
dealing with the police, some
NFL players have taken aim at
officers during traffic stops
with smartphones
After getting pulled over,
they activated their phone's
video function and started
"I've actually had cops let me
go after they found out that I
was recording them," Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny v",
Britt said.
Britt, who is black, says he
-Miami Times photo/Gregory Reed does it because he thinks authorities sometimes engage in
S racial profiling. He has been -Photo: Matt Kartozian
arrested or faced charges from Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett was re Boxing is apparently returning in a big way to South Florida. At last that's the prognosis given the at least four traffic stops since leased without a citation during a traffic stop after he returnout at the The Golden Boy Boxing Live! last week at the BB&T Center. The main event featured 2010, resulting in one acquit- corded his interaction with the police officer. the return of former World Champion Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver and West Virginia veteran tal in a drunken-driving case, one dismissed case and two dividual doing the filming is license, my registration; everyMike Sheppard in a 10-round heavyweight main event. Both fighters are pictured here. paid fines, actually interfering with the thing is legit.' He knew I was
"One time (when police) saw officer's duties," he said. talking to the camera." me recording them, he started Black players who think Dockett said :an officer want, asking me questions that had they've been unfairly targeted ed to search his car but he in,,, ,,' nothing to do with the stop," view the technology differ- sisted the officer get a search
Britt said. ently. Like Britt, Arizona Car-, warrant. In the end, he was re' "Another- time the police told dinals defensive lineman Dar- leased without a citation.
me to take the keys out of the nell Dockett says he learned "I said, 'The only way I'm car with my wife in the car. about racial profiling incidents stepping out of the car is if you They said I was speeding, and during his youth. are going to place me under
then all of a sudden six cop Then, in 2011, Dockett was arrest, and at this point you'd cars came for this one traffic driving a Cadillac Escalade be arresting me for no reason,'" stop. And I had done nothing when he was stopped in Mary- Dockett said. 'He knew the wrong." land. He didn't think there video was going. They stayed
Rich Roberts, a spokesman was cause for the stop, so he there for about 30 minutes, for the International Union turned on his video recorder. and I guess they had to go. He of Police Associations, says "I had picked up my phone said, 'You can leave."' any recording of a traffic stop and put it' on video," Dock- Filming the police during doesn't tell the entire story be- ett said. "I let it sit there and traffic stops has been controcause it probably doesn't show said loud and clear, 'I don't versial. In 2011, a white drivhow the suspect responded to drink; I don't smoke; I don't er in Illinois was stopped for. the officer. Roberts questions if have a weapon in my car. You speeding and then arrested suspects film traffic stops for didn't tell. me why you pulled for felony eavesdropping after hostile purposes instead of to me over. I asked if I was under police said he tried to record prove their innocence, arrest. You said no. I don't see the traffic stop without their
"Also, there's a serious ques- anything I did wrong or why consent. The charge was later tion about whether the in- I'm sitting here. I gave you my dropped.

Theex-boxer Ev ander Holyfield's home, wi th 109 rooms. i

9 increased outside pressure

H olyfield's m ansion is a By First page sports case, it was revealed that NCAA officials had
used improper methods to obtain information,
h t After years of stalemate, uncertainty and prompting more calls for changes. NCAA 'ofbureaucratic delay, the NCAA is facing the officials and their critics say that with the ihree L possibility of seismic change on multiple is oming toahead al ong with
'frdnts that could reshape the world of cal- a substantial behind-the-scenes debate about By Mike Tierney by JPMorgan Chase & Compa- has promoted it as Georgia's lege sports. A recent development in a land- how the organization should be restructured
ny last year when it went into largest single-family home, as- mark case made paying college athletes, which a new era in college athletics could be immi-, FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. Im- foreclosure after Holyfield, a signing it an elegant-sounding once seemed impossible; look more likely than nent. The NCAA has been in' gridlockfor years, mense and opulent, the home four-time heavyweight cham- moniker: Villa Vittoriosa. ever. Separately, lawyers for the NCAA have partly because ofthe challenges of accommoseems fit for a king. Its address pion, burned through much of Holyfield opened the iron been in settlement talks to resolve claims by, dating the 'NCAA's members, a large and unleaves no doubt about the iden- his estimated $230 million in gates in front to hundreds of athletes' that the organization was negligent wieldy collection of universities with differing tity of its longtime owner and earnings. It is being auctioned, guests at his annual Fourth of in its handling of concussions. A settlement interests and wide disparities in wealth. But resident: 794 Evander Holyfield with offers accepted through July barbecue and fireworks would represent a huge shift after years dur- there are signs that the gridlock may be endHighway. Wednesday. Bidding began at display, as well as for children's ing which the NCAA 'rejected those' claims. ing.
The place is so overwhelm- $2.5 million, and as of Tuesday camps. And last month, the NOAA punished the ni- In January two days have been set aside
ing that Holyfield's 12 chil- afternoon, it was at $2.75 mil- The movie mogul Tyler Perry versityofMiami for major rules violations tied at the NCAA's annual convention to discuss dren could have bunked in lion.' JPMorgan Chase bought filmed portions of one of his tn aoostrer an4 improper payments, ing chane, inc u i n'a
separate bedrooms, with nearly the home for $7.5 million, and films there. There is sufficient an end to one of the organization's :most tu- sal~l budget can coexitin t~he same divitwo bathrooms a person to go the asking price before the auc- room on 'the premises for a sec- multuous investigations. In thie course: of that: sion,.:; @:": i :: around. The grounds present tion was $7.89 million, and home, with a mere 4,000
a sportsman's paradise, with a What passes for a mansion square feet, where one of his about his business.
bowling alley, handball court, in most upscale neighbor- former wives lived after she and Obviously Spoelstra, has
softball field, tennis court,' sev- hoods would be considered a Holyfield divorced, made it a priority to rest his
en-stall horse barn and what is bungalow alongside the Holy- Encumbered with debt, large- stars early in the season and
pitched as one, of the country's field home, which he had :built ly from unpaid back taxes along it is working big time. Despite
most expansive private swim- in 1994. According to the real with alimony and child-support the redhot start of the Indiana
ming pools. estate listing, the main house commitments, Holyfield invol- .Pacers in 'the eastern conferNaturally, there is a boxing covers 44,234 square feet untarily moved out of the estate -l- a- m-p i e o e h rr n enCe.eTher MiamiHeat areth tahoti
gym. divided among 109 roomss' no- that 'he claimed once cost him He ti rm d f ranoh rr n othoerwtrind ithebi tei
Now .it is for sale, waiting for tably a 135-seat theater and a $1 million a year to maintain,.o vrokngi' i he
a new king or queen. The 105- dining area that can accommo- Expenses for Christmas 'lights Enjoy the ride, Miami. LeB- and there: The Heat has a superstars in keeping up with acre property was purchased date 100. The auction company" alone amounted to $16,000. ron James, the world's best very talented roster from top Indiana. Wade is averaging basketball player, has shown to bottom, so there is no need 33.7 minutes per game. His ;'1 : '.. ? no signs of slowing down de- to wear out its star players in career average is 36.9. He at
nam despite playing a career low in November. That being said, times looks like that wide
~minutes to begin the season. James' numbers have been eyed kid from Marquette as '::.:: "James was recently named fiat out ridiculous, the high flying, rim rattling,
: erl the NBA's Eastern Confer- 'It seems like he can literally dunks have returned. The adA rm y A ll-A m erican ence Player of the Week for toy with the best basketball dition of sububstitues Michael
!!:rI[J! L I[ = .l =([ ':lthesecond time in Nov. and players in the world. In one Beasley and Roger Mason Jr
Pla er~ fth W ekis already in mid-season recent stretch James averaged has only solidified the Heat's
form. James is averaging 29.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.8 veteran core coming off the
Fresh off his big game against Immokalee last Fri- .right around 35.5 minutes assists and 1.50 steals while bench. Outside of the Indiana
day American Heritage senior running back Sony per game through the Heat's shooting 60.3 percent from Pacers in the-east the Miami
Michel was named the U.S Army All-American Bowl : first 17 games of the season. the field, 46.7 percent from Heat seem primed' to leave
Tihe Gehogiay omi rhedo 236k: yad an three.... Maybe head coach Erik Spoel- three-point range and 86.8 their opponents in the dust.
The eoria'~mmt rshe fo 23 yads nd hre ':":":: :: stra has been .watching Greg percent from the foul line. When the bright lights of playtouchdowns in the Patriots 49-34 victory in the Class _Poppovich's maintenance What's even more amazing is' off basketball come on, South
5A regional semifinal. His performance advanCed Heri- i|plan with his veterans in San~ that James put up those'stats, Florida's favorite basketball t~age to the regional finals against' Wauchula Hardee : Antonio. Whatever the case it while his minutes have been team will be ready and well
on Friday. Michel has rushed for 1,343 yards and i ; 'rt : +seems to be working for the reduced. Who does that? rested. How scary is that?
16 tuhonthis season, He has also com- '.im.ea.Dyn.Wd..e hsas ee ufr The Sports Brothers, Jeff Fox
mitted to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All- has looked great although he ing from a sore back recently. & E~d Freeman, can be heard
American Bowl in San Antonio. '- has missed some games here He just shrugs it off and goes on WQAM 560 Sports Radio.