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Woman reports her handbag

snatched in Kmart parking lot

tives with Boca Raton po-
lice are combing through
evidence and speaking
with witnesses to help iden-
tify the person responsible
for ripping the purse off a
woman's arm July 5. The
incident happened around
9:30 p.m. in the Kmart Pla-
za parking lot at 1401 West
Palmetto Park Road.
Public Information Of-

ficer Sandra Boonenberg
said the victim, a Kmart
employee, was leaving
work and walking to her
car while talking on her
cell phone. She said she
noticed someone sitting
on the bike rack, but didn't
pay any attention to him.
Moments later, as she
was getting into her car,
she said the same person
grabbed her purse and be-
gan pulling it off her arm,
Boonenberg said. The
victim struggled with the
suspect and yelled for help.
That's when the suspect
reached into the purse,
pulled out the wallet and
took off.
Bystanders hearing the

commotion began chasing
the suspect, but they lost
him as he ran up the on-
ramp to 1-95.
Witnesses found the vic-
tim's wallet and sunglasses
in the grassy area of the
entrance ramp to the inter-
state. The victim and wit-
nesses describe the suspect
as a white male in his early
50's with gray hair, about
5'8" tall and weighing
about 165 pounds. He was
wearing a dark blue shirt
and tan cargo shorts.
Anyone with information
is asked to call Detective
Juan Carlos Pijuan at (561)
338-1387 or Palm Beach
County Crime Stoppers at
(800) 458-TIPS.

Palm Beach County receives half-million

dollar grant for homeless prevention

Palm Beach County has
received an award from
the Department of Chil-
dren and Families (DCF)
for a Homeless Preven-
tion and Rapid Re-Hous-
ing Program (HPRP)
grant to help homeless
families move into rental
A total of $484,916 was
awarded to the Palm
Beach County Continuum
of Care for rapid re-hous-
ing services. These will be
administered by the coun-
ty's Division of Human
Services, contracted to

and provided in
the form of rent,
utilities and case
to 45 homeless

homeless indi-
viduals through
June 30, 2011.
The funds are
available through
the balance of a
$21.5 million grant for the
Homeless Prevention and
Rapid Re-Housing Pro-
gram awarded to DCF in
June 2009 through the U.S.

Department of Housing
and Urban Development
(HUD) under the American
Recovery and Reinvest-
ment Act of 2009.

Boca Raton police charge pair in

Raton police charged
people July 10 in cor
tion with an alleged
incident at the C
Bank at 714 West Ya
Public Information
ficer Sandra Boonen
said Maria Purgavie
of Boca Raton and J
Moore, 27, of Lai
hill, were charged
uttering a forged d
ment, organized scl
to defraud, grand
identity theft, theft
driver's license and s
security card. Moore
additionally charged

bank fraud case

Boca theft of a tag. ized
Itwo Officers responded to the vacant
mec- bank about 10:30 a.m. had
fraud after receiving a report month
bhase that a woman driving a Befoi
mato gray Toyota was stopped the s
in the drive-through lane. east
Of- A teller said the woman, ficers
berg who was wearing a white the v
,23, shirt and blonde wig, was tered
rason impersonating a customer berg.
uder- and was attempting to ident
with withdraw several thou- gavie
locu- sand dollars. Jasor
ieme Boonenberg said the tell- seat,
theft, er was alerted to the fraud Witn
of a when the identification ident
social presented by the suspect a rest
was did not match her appear- office
with ance. The teller also real- and

the customer was on
ion and her identity
been stolen several
hs ago.
re officers arrived,
suspect left, heading
)n Yamato Road. Of-
Swere able to stop
vehicle before it en-
1-95, said Boonen-
The driver was
ified as Maria Pur-
Sand officers located
SMoore in the rear
she said.
esses at the bank
ified the female. As
ult, Boonenberg said,
ers arrested Purgavie


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FAU's Pine Jog Environmental

Education Center turns 50

Atlantic University's Pine
Jog Environmental Educa-
tion Center is marking its
50th anniversary this year.
To honor the milestone,
Pine Jog will celebrate with
the community through a
series of public and educa-
tional events and activities.
"Instilling a sense of stew-
ardship toward the Earth
and its inhabitants, the Pine
Jog Environmental Educa-
tion Center has been a lead-
ing state and national influ-
ence in the environmental
education movement since
1960," said Glenn Thomas,
interim director of Pine Jog
and assistant dean of FAU's
College of Education.
"Pine Jog hosts an aver-
age of 40,000 children and

adults each year through
a variety of programs and
services. In this 50th anni-
versary year, we will look
back at our past and plan
for the future."
Summer at Pine Jog will
continue to be a celebra-
tion of nature, as day and
residential camps will once
again provide children with
in-depth opportunities to
learn about the environ-
ment. The Pine Jog Fel-
lows program in August
will continue to offer high
school and college students
an immersion program
that explores environmen-
tal issues specific to South
In September, Pine Jog
plans to celebrate its
50-year-history with a

screening of a 30-minute
video produced in conjunc-
tion with the Palm Beach
County School District's
Emmy Award-winning Ed-
ucation Network.
Also, Pine Jog has been
selected as the venue for
the South Florida chapter's
Slow Foods USA Confer-
ence on Saturday, Septem-
ber 25. The conference is
open to the public.
"Leam Green: A Green

Schools Conference and
Expo" will take place
on Friday, October 15 at
Palm Beach Central High
School, 8499 West Forest
Hill Blvd., in Wellington.
Geared toward school ad-
ministrators, teachers and
parents, this workshop is
coordinated by Pine Jog
in recognition of its gold-
en anniversary.
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By Dale M. King

Boca Raton City Council
gave guarded approval at
its July 13 meeting to plans
for a new Taco Bell fast-
food restaurant on Palmetto
Park Road, in the Palmetto
Square Plaza.
The decision came af-
ter two residents of the
neighborhood, one armed
with a petition he said was


Council undecided on site of new downtown library as it authorizes use

of bond and tax money for project

By Dale M. King

ca Raton City Council has
hastened construction of
a new downtown library
by authorizing the use of
$9.8.million from a 2003
bond issue to build the fa-
There's still one glitch,
though. Which of two
sites will the building oc-
Assistant City Manager
Mike Woika told the Bo-
ca Raton Tribune that
PGAL, the architect cho-
sen to work with Kaufman
Lynn on the project, will
make a presentation at the
council's August meeting
to help city leaders decide
which site to choose the
existing library land at
200 NW Second Avenue
or the Causeway Lumber

location, which was pur-
chased specifically for the
new library.
Woika said the city is con-
sidering five options -four
involving the current site
and the fifth being the
Causeway property. The
council wants to come up
with the plan that is least
expensive and will get the
library done the fastest.
At one time, the assistant
city manager said, the city
was considering three si-
tes, the third being the
former International Mu-
seum of Cartoon Art in
Mizner Park. That loca-
tion has been ruled out.
Initially, he said, the coun-
cil went with a proposal
offered by the Friends of
the Library to rebuild
sections of the existing
library while leaving oth-
ers open as it revamped

and expanded the buil-
However, at a recent public
information meeting, offi-
cials from PGAL said they
determined that the existing
downtown library was built
in sections, so the proposal
to work on the building
while keeping some sec-
tions open wouldn't work.
Woika said the council will
get "a full report [from
PGAL] at its next mee-
At its July 13 session, the
council voted to autho-
rize the use of $9.8 mil-
lion from the bond issue.
But City Manager Leif
Ahnell said that by adding
money for furniture and
fixtures, the total cost will
be $12.3 million.
"The debt service on the-
se bonds will be funded
through ad-valorem taxes

and the bonds will be re-
paid over 20 years."
That's both good and bad
news for local residents.
Woika said interest rates
are currently low, but
the payback will add to
the city's property tax.
The city's bond counsel,
Greenberg Taurig, said
debt service for the bonds
will be about $740,000 a
year for the coming two
Ahnell said the city is ta-
king a different planning
approach to construction
of the new facility, one
aimed at avoiding the
problems that beset the
Spanish River Library. A
dispute with the original
contractor stalled cons-
truction for more than a
year, delaying the com-
pletion and adding to the

The Spanish River pro-
ject is still mired in litiga-
tion. Woika said the trial,
originally set for this past
spring, has been moved to
the fall.
Both projects are being
funded from the same 2003
bond issue which set aside
$19.8 million to build a
new library on the west side
of the city and a new library
The so-called western li-
brary, now known as the
Spanish River Library, be-
gan rising on a lot on Span-
ish River Boulevard a year
or so after the bond issue
passed. But the city and
the contractor quickly hit a

glitch over con-
struction and ma-
terials cost, one
that ended up in
court and halted
construction for
more than a year.
Eventually, the
city hired Kauf-
man Lynn to complete the
In the meantime, the city
entered into a land "swap"
with GladesRox Corp.
through which it acquired
the former Causeway Lum-
ber Yard site on NW Sec-
ond Avenue for the new
downtown library. But
financial cutbacks forced
Boca to delay construc-
tion, despite demands from
library supporters who tried
to hold the city's feet to the
fire to get the facility build.
The council finally prom-
ised to build the new library
during the current budget
cycle, but the site is still up
in the air.

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Council OKs new Taco

Bell on Palmetto; vows

to review neighbors'


signed by 100 people op-
posed to the use, spoke
against the proposal.
One of them said residents
are concerned about safety,
additional traffic and noise.
He said the area is already
a traffic problem because
of the so-called "Palmetto
Pretzel," a confusing array
of streets.
He said those living in
the area also fear that traf-
fic will increase because
cars may cut through their
neighborhood from Cami-
no Real to NW 12th Street.
Mayor Susan Whelchel
urged city leaders to "make
note of the issues in-
volved" in the complaints
from neighbors, but felt it's
"a little premature" to be-
gin cracking down on the
Mexican food restaurant.
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GFWC Boca Raton Woman's

Club honors area physicians

\i,. ,ii .front, from left, are Betty Pepper Helen Babione, Dr Dorothy Murray, "2010 Dr of
Distinction; rear from left, are Dr John Strobis, Gwen Herb and Mayor Susan Whelchel

Story, photos by
Barbara McCormick

GFWC Boca Raton Wom-
en's Club recently celebrat-
ed National Doctor's Day
at the 12th Annual Honor
Your Doctor Luncheon,
held at Boca West Country
Luncheon proceeds bene-
fited the Helen M. Babione
Medical Scholarship Fund,
which provides scholarship
assistance for students en-
rolled in medical studies at
Florida Atlantic University,
Lynn University and Palm
Beach State College.
The highlight of the lun-
cheon was the presenta-
tion of the Distinguished
Doctor of the Year Award
to Dr. Dorothy Murray,
a physician at Hospice

by the Sea. Dr. Murray
was honored for provid-
ing quality care to her
patients for more than 43
years. Boca Raton Mayor
Susan Whelchel read the
proclamation from City
Hall declaring "Dr. Doro-
thy Murray Day."
Luncheon honorary
chairs Richard and Bar-
bara Schmidt were lauded
for their dedication and
commitment to members
of the medical field and
their generosity to the
Boca Raton Community.
The impressive afternoon
affair was chaired by Jan-
ice Williams. She was as-
sisted by Club President
Gwen Herb, event co-
chairs Betty Pepper and
Joan Weidenfeld, honor-
ary advisor, Patti Carpen-
ter; club advisors Helen

Babione and Pemille
Ostberg. Luncheon com-
mittee members included
Mary Ellen Courier, Lu-
cille Matthews, Teri Mar-
tin, Laurdes Rey, Phd.,
and Etta Schaeffer.
Dr. John Strobis, hon-
ored twice as Doctor of
Distinction in 2001 and
2009, acted as honorary
physician advisor.
Choral selections by the
West Boca Raton High
School group Encore,
added to the ambience of
the afternoon.
Founded in 1964, the
GFWC Boca Raton
Woman's Club is part of
the General Federation of
Women's Clubs, one of the
world's oldest and largest
nonpartisan, nondenomi-
national, women's volun-
teer service organizations.

Dukakis appearance in Boca

benefits Florida Fishing Academy

shi. i, fromm left are Margi Helschien, Lisa Mark, Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie, Jack &
Lisa Furnari and Bill Hager candidate for the District 87 Florida House seat.
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From left are Mary Perper Barbara & Richard
Schmidt, Patti Carpenter and Helen Babione

Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel, left, is shown
with Janice Williams, event chairperson, and
Pernille 0 -, club advisor

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I would like to compliment Sandy Huntsman on his ex-
cellent article "Learningfrom ants. "

I just traded in my six-year-
car for an almost-brand-
new vehicle.
The new one is great, and
I love it. But being the sen-
timental type, I can't help
feeling a little sad about
turning in the old car.
It was reliable, it never let
me down. It carried me
nearly 93,000 miles without
much more than a change of
tires, battery, alternator and
brake linings.
Sentiment aside, my old car
did not have power win-
dows or locks. I never was
much on bells and whistles,
but the 2004 car was pretty
much stripped down. The
CD player was just about
the only luxury.
I didn't mind crank win-
dows. In fact, most of the
cars I've owned had them.
The window crank was the
source of most of the exer-
cise my left arm has gotten
over the past few years.
What intrigued was that
crank windows seem to
befuddle the valet guys
around Boca Raton. I no-
ticed it a few years ago.
When I turned the car
over to a valet, the driv-
er's window was usually
open. The valet would
sit in the car and immedi-
ately start looking for the
button to close the win-

service in Boca
dow electrically, finding the window crank.
The first time I noticed Woika on the wane
this, I told the valet, with Have you noticed Mike
a little chagrin, that the Woika lately? He's the
window crank was situ- assistant city manager
ated low on the driver's here in Boca Raton.
door. I guess it's been a while
After that incident, I since I saw him.
realized that most of When I ran into him
the cars that valets outside the mayor's
deal with in Boca office the other day,
Raton have elec- I noticed that he has
tric windows. So, I lost a lot of weight.
decided to turn my "A few pounds,"
embarrassment into Dale Kin he said as he sipped
a little game. a diet Mountain

their appearances -- a free
Why? It seems that Di-
gestive CARETM honored
both Starr and McCartney
the odd honor after online
voters chose the Beatle
tune, "The Long and
Winding Road," as the top
colonoscopy-related song.
The second place winner
in that contest was "Back
Door Man" by The Doors,
and there was a three-way
tie for third place: "Pants
on the Ground" from
American Idol, "Some-
one Saved My Life To-
night" by Elton John, and
"Staying Alive" by the
Bee Gees.
"Just as we did last year
with our popular Bottom
Line Poetry Contest that
sought the best new poem
about colonoscopies, we
once again took a light-
hearted approach to the
deadly serious subject of
colon cancer," said Ge-
rardo Lanes, MD, a Di-
gestive CARETM physi-
"The primary goal of our
Bottom Line Song Title
Contest is to bring more
attention to the life-saving
value of regular colonos-
copies as part of a person's
ongoing professional med-
ical care.

F "Copyrighted Material
Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"

If I had to valet my old
car, I would open the win-
dow, step out and let the
valet take over. I would
sort of count how many
seconds it took for them
to realize the window
could not be closed elec-
trically. Then, I told them
about the crank.
I didn't mean to be mali-
cious, but I did chuckle
now and then as the va-
lets desperately searched
for the little button on the
arm rest to raise the win-
dow. My arm rest had no
Now, if I have to put the
window up or down, I do
so with ease. My left arm
no longer gets its periodic
And Boca valets no lon-
ger have to worry about

Not that Mike was over-
weight. But losing a few
pounds is good for any of
I don't know his secret
-organic cookies, exer-
cise, smoothies or what.
Maybe it's the diet Moun-
tain Dew or just running
around City Hall.
Oh, no, Ringo!
The elder of the surviv-
ing Beatles, 70-year-old
Ringo Starr, performed in
our area not long ago. He
followed by a few months
an appearance by his ex-
colleague, Paul McCart-
ney, in Miami.
A Coral Springs-based
medical group, Diges-
tive CARETM, offered the
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10 Questions. State Senator-elect
Maria Sachs answers

Maria Sachs.

State Senator

Boca Raton Tribune Man-
aging Editor Dale M.
King recently sat down
with State Senator-elect
Maria Sachs to ask her
10 questions that were
emailedfrom readers.
These are the questions
and a synopsis of her
answers. Hear and view
the complete interview on
www. bocaratontribune.

Question 1: Gov. Crist has
been thinking of calling the
legislature into session to
address the issue of the Gulf
oil spill. Do you think that
is necessary?
Answer: As chairman of
the Palm Beach County
Legislative Delegation, I
called upon the governor
to do this. This is the worst
environmental disaster the
US has dealt with. We have
to help areas not affected
and those that are. (Editor's
Note: Since this interview,
Gov. Crist did call a special
session regarding the oil
spill, which began July 20.)

Question 2: Right now, we
don'tknow whether the new
governor of Florida will be
a Democrat or Republican.
How would your legislative
strategies change, depend-
ing on which party is repre-
sented in that office?
Answer: Florida is a Re-
publican state. The House
and Senate are dominated
by Republicans, and there
is a Republican in the gov-
ernor's office. This is not
healthy for give and take.
For healthier government,
we need more changes
between one party and an-

Question 3: While serving
as a state representative,
you have led the effort to
help people facing fore-
closure. What is the status
of that program, and will it

10 questions from

Tribune readers

continue when you move
on to the Senate?
Answer: We have been
compelled to give people
hope in this terrible, ter-
rible foreclosure situation.
I asked the governor if I
could use his model, and we
held one workshop. It was
such a success, we did five
subsequent ones. I hope to
continue these when I go
into the Senate.

Question 4: You have said
you support the creation of
"new, sustainable" jobs for
Florida. What types ofjobs
do you have in mind?
Answer: This could be
a time to change the eco-
nomic status of the state, to
begin to move away from
the traditional areas of real
estate, agriculture and tour-
ism. These are not going
away, but I want to add
high-tech jobs. We need to
foster high-tech jobs, and
we need to go global.

Question 5: When you
become a senator, which
committees do you wish to
serve on, and why?
Answer: I'd like to serve

on the renewable energy
committee. That is a good
basis for economic growth.
And if I can, I would like to
go into the committee for
regulated industries, to real-
ly make sure Florida takes
the right path.

Question 6: Have you ever
thought of yourself as a tra-
ditional woman legislator?
Answer: When I went
into law practice, people
asked me if I would be do-
ing family law. No, I went
into criminal prosecution. I
never followed traditional

Question 7: You are fol-
lowing two liberal Demo-
crats into the Senate District
30 seat, Ron Klein and Ted
Deutch. Do you feel voters
will dismiss you as just an-
other liberal Democrat?
Answer: I've never put a
label on myself. Some peo-
ple see me as a moderate
Democrat. If I wanted to be
an advocate, I would have
been a journalist or have
taken a deeper role in the
Democratic Party. Some
issues affect all Floridians.

I carry those interests in my

Question 8: Can you tell
us about the Condo Asso-
ciation Bill recently signed
into law by Gov. Crist.
Answer: My interest in this
came as a result of my work
in foreclosures. More and
more units, many owned
by seniors on fixed income,
are going into foreclosure,
meaning my people have
to make up for others who
are not paying. This gives
people more power. It is a
major change in real estate

Question 9: What is your
assessment of President
Obama's accomplishments,
particularly as we approach
the November elections?
Answer: President Obama
came in on a surge for
change. The Greek word
for change is "crisis."
Whether you like him or
not, you have to applaud
him for being persistent
in his desire for change.
Change takes time. We
should give him some time,
and the benefit of the doubt.

Question 10: You have
always supported health
care, particularly on the
issue of maintaining
Medicare coverage for
seniors. Do you feel the
Obama health care bill
will jeopardize that cov-
Answer: Changes to
Medicare are frightening
- because it's something
many people depend on.
The only way to effec-
tuate change is to touch
Medicare. But we should
clean it up, it reeks of
fraud. I would have pre-
ferred to put in money
for more investigation of

Due to advances in medi-
cal technology,
organ transplants
have become a
new reality in the
world today. Yet,
only some individ-
uals may become
candidates for that
procedure, with all D S
the benefits derived
from it.
Although the above hap-
pens only to some per-
sons, all humans, un-
questionably, shall need
revisions in their thinking
at various stages of their
life, in order to provide
them a new outlook and a
safe direction. Fortunate-
ly this is much more easi-
ly acquired and achieved.
It's no virtue, nor any-
thing to boast about, that
you've been doing things
a certain way for the past
several years. While some
aspects of that prac-
tice may be correct and
praise-worthy, chances
are that you are missing a
better and more efficient
way to get where you
want to go, and accom-
plish what you desire to
Many who claim exper-
tise on something, merely
on account of having just
followed a certain pattern
for a long time, may be
completely wrong with-
out ever recognizing it.
Minds can be made up
differently, and repeated-
ly, in the light of new evi-
dence on various issues.
It's insane to allow one's
brain powers to paralyze
or calcify through im-
proper actions or lack
People who constantly
question other persons'
thinking and doings,
would provide themselves
a greater favor in also
doubting some of their
own conclusions! Life is

always in flux, and no
human is perfect!
Ideas need revi-
sions, and cer-
tain procedures
often must be
altered for more
efficient results,
for the benefit of
Larger numbers of
people. Nothing
should ever remain static!
People need to learn to dif-
ferentiate between what
is permanent and what is
merely provisional and
temporary. The problem
is that so often humans
attach themselves more
readily to what is imper-
manent, while discarding
practices and values that
do not pass away.
Life is in constant mo-
tion; changes are expect-
ed to occur and must take
place for it to move on.
A new outlook on many
aspects of life needs to
be developed, embraced,
and retained.
Nevertheless, such per-
spective is not to be found-
ed on the shifting sands of
any era but, rather, on those
things which have been,
are, and shall remain! It's
alright to change your
mind about many issues,
as long as you tenaciously
hold on to certain values
and principles which do
not decay and are ever
up-to-date! They are the
ingredients without which
life does not advance as it
can and must!

Dr Synesio Lyra, Jr is a Flo-
rida resident who, for many
years, was a professor at the
post-graduate level. He is a
writer a sought-after confer-
ence speaker a man who lived
infive continents of the world,
having received his education
in four of them. When he re-
sided in southern California,
he wrote a weekly column for
the daily "Anaheim Bulletin,"
which was carried for about
six years, until he moved to
south Florida.

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Developing a

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Patti Abramson
- The South Florida Af-
filiate of Susan G. Ko-
men for the Cure has
awarded its highest honor,
the newly created Eleanor
Goodman Spirit Award,
to Patti Abramson for
sharing her extraordinary
altruistic spirit, instilling
stewardship and demon-
strating passion for the
Komen for the Cure cause
of ending breast cancer

Abramson, con-
sulting chair of
the 2011 Ko-
men South Flor-
ida Race for the
Cure, is the first
recipient of the
award, created in
honor of Susan G.
Komen and Ko-
men founder and
CEO Nancy G.
Brinker's mother,
Eleanor Good-
; man, also known
as "Ms. Ellie."
Ms. Ellie instilled
Sthe importance
of giving back to
the community in
her daughters at
a very early age. The re-
cipient of this award must
instill the same spirit in
their children as Miss El-
lie did while stressing the
importance of a passion
for a cause.
"I'm deeply touched by
this honor and hope it
will inspire others to give
back to their communities
and to work persistently
to reach their goals,"
said Abramson, who also
serves as the fundraising

chair for the 2011 Race.
"The Komen cause is a
family mission that our
children are involved in
often without a choice.
Teach them to give as a
way of life. They will help
strengthen our families -
as well as our world."
Diagnosed with breast
cancer five years ago,
Abramson has been in-
volved with the Race for
about nine years starting
as a volunteer cheering
on race participants and
stepping up her role after
a close friend's diagnosis.
She credits involvement
with Komen for saving
her own life, and for ins-
tilling the importance of
early detection and yearly
As chair of the 2010 Ra-
ce, her mission was to
spread the message to
groups including women
under 40 who are being
touched more frequently
by the disease.
Abramson, a buyer for
Evelyn & Arthur, and
husband Larry have three

Boca Community Hospital provides

physical for Snow scholars

Raton Community Hos-
pital partnered with the
George Snow Scholar-
ship Fund to provide free
college physical and im-
munizations to six 2010
scholarship recipients.
On June 19 Snow schol-
ars received complete
college physical and
meningitis vaccines from
Boca Raton Community
Hospital emergency room
This year marks the 28th
anniversary of the George
Snow Scholarship Fund, a
Boca Raton-based 501(c)

3 charitable organization
which provides grants for
college to deserving stu-
dents in Palm Beach and
northern Broward Coun-
ties. These scholarships
are four-year commit-
ments and are designed
to bridge the gap between
financial aid granted by
colleges, state and federal
aid sources and the recipi-
ent's need, in order to at-
tend college.
Boca Raton Commu-
nity Hospital partnered
with the George Snow
Scholarship Fund seven
years ago, and has been

providing physical and
immunization services
to scholarship recipients
since then.
"It's a great cause and I'm
proud to contribute even
a small part to the Fund,"
said Boca Raton Commu-
nity Hospital's Dr. Evan
Goldstein, who has been
providing these services
to Snow scholars for
seven years. "It is impor-
tant to set an example for
young people and it is my
hope that by doing good
for others, these students
will be inspired to do the
same one day."

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Breast cancer survivor receives

Goodman Award from Komen

Race for the Cure group

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Mentally/physically challenged kids

aet VIP treatment from Marlins

tally and physically chal-
lenged kids who partici-
pate in the Miracle League
were recently treated to a
VIP trip to the ballpark.
The kids, some in wheel-
chairs with breathing
tubes, watched the Mar-
lins play the Philadelphia
Phillies from the Sun Life
Suite at Sun Life Stadi-
um. The Miracle League
is a charitable organiza-
tion that provides children
with mental and/or physi-
cal challenges with an op-
portunity to play baseball
as a team member in an
organized league.
Most exciting for the kids,
a cameraman filmed the
guests in the suite and
displayed their pictures on
the Jumbotron. For some
of the families, this was
the first time they had
ever been able to go to a
Marlins baseball game, as

their children's challen-
ges had prevented them
from such outings. The
evening was sponsored
by Bob Rubin of Rubin
Wealth Advisors and Sun
"The Miracle League real-
ly works miracles for kids
with mental and physical
challenges, so it was a
privilege for me to be able
to give back to this out-
standing group in some
small way," said Rubin,
the evening's host. "The
delight on the children's
faces as they watched the
Marlins game was uplift-
ing for everyone in atten-
"The Miracle League" is
a charitable organization
that provides children
with mental and/or physi-
cal challenges with the
opportunity to play base-
ball as a team member
in an organized league.

There is something about
playing the game of base-
ball that lights up youngs-
ters' eyes, but for chil-
dren facing mental and
physical challenges, that
opportunity can often be
a difficult first step. The
Miracle League gives
these children the oppor-
tunity to get out in the sun-
shine and enjoy playing
the game of baseball in its
purest form.
Rubin Wealth Advisors,
LLC, is an independent-
ly-owned, private wealth
management firm spe-
cializing in life insurance,
investments, financial plan-
ning and estate planning.
The firm's principal is Bob
Rubin. Rubin Wealth Ad-
visors is based in Boca
Raton and is a division of
Insurance Office of Amer-
ica (IOA), Florida's larg-
est, privately held proper-
ty and casualty insurance

Swing, sing, dine and dance in the sky at

Carmen's new Summer Cabaret series

Karen Saunders performing at the Bridge Hotel.

By Dale M. King

Saunders sings with the
greatest of ease blues,
pop and jazz, a little bit of
Sondheim, a little bit of
Carole King.

The songstress who was
"discovered" by Rodney
Dangerfield kicked off
the new Summer Cabaret
Series at Carmen's Res-
taurant, atop the Bridge
Hotel at 999 East Camino

South Floridians and visi-
tors alike now have new
entertainment schedule
and venue with the series
that runs through July 31,
and may pick up again in
the fall.
See Summer Cabaret on page

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Summer Cabaret

The string of shows that
kicked off July 7 features
Broadway and televi-
sion entertainers from
Wednesday to Saturday
evenings each week.
The series, presented by
KOOL 105 with DJ Mike
Perry, gives guests an op-
portunity to enjoy a prix
fix dinner and show, or
Cocktails and Cabaret by
the Coast with perfor-
mances by theatrical and
musical luminaries, set in
the sweeping penthouse-
level restaurant that offers
panoramic views of the
Atlantic Ocean and the
Intracoastal Waterway.
Saunders, who appeared
July 7 to 17, has been
critically acclaimed for
having "a voice like an
orchestra," and has shared
the stage as the opening
act for performers such as
Jay Leno, Gregory Hines,
Jackie Mason, Robert
Klein, Billy Crystal, Rita
Rudner, Jackie Mason,
and Joy Behar.
Taking the stage from
July 21 to July 31st will
be Tony award- winning
actor, singer, choreog-
rapher and director Lee
Roy Reams who has been
hailed as "Broadway's
Darling" and "Broad-
way's song and dance
man nonpareil".
Saunders got her start at
an open call night that
Rodney Dangerfield hap-
pened to also be at. After
she finished singing, Dan-
gerfield approached her

and asked
her to be
his opening
She is
known for
the ver-
satility of
her voice
which has
her career
to be a var-
ied musical
one, taking
her from
the world
of avant-
garde 20th
music to
City to Broadway through
jazz and blues, standards
and pop, to an act that
encompasses all of these
Saunders has performed
in every kind of venue
from the intimate Plush
Room in San Francisco,
to Carnegie Hall with
Skitch Henderson and
The New York Pops, at
Lincoln Center and Tou-
louse in Chicago.
Saunders has received
the MAC award (Caba-
ret's Oscar), Backstage
Bistro Award, Theater of
Renewal, Critic's Choice
Awards and she is list-
ed in the International
Who's Who of Musi-
Performing now is Lee
Roy Reams, who made
his Broadway debut in

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Employees of NCCI take part in

Relay for Life benefit

BOCA RATON Employees of NCCI Holdings recently took part in the Relay for
Life in Delray Beach. The event took place at Delray's Veterans Park, and proceeds
will benefit the American Cancer Society.
NCCI Holdings, located in Boca Raton, employs nearly 1,000 professionals dedi-
cated to fostering a healthy workers compensation system. NCCI actively gives back
to the communities in which its employees live and work.

IN_ r t

NCCIHoldings 'employees, Stacey Dever of Delray Beach, Paula Vroman, of Coconut
Creek, and Jan Desin, of Fort Lauderdale, showed their support for the American Cancer
Society by taking part in the Relay for Life. Throughout the evening NCCI employees took
turns walking or running along the path and enjoying entertainment, food, games and a
luminaria ceremony.

Lee Roy Reams, who is cur-
rently performing at the Bridge.
"Sweet Charity" in 1966,
and directed an all-star
cast, headed by Chita Ri-
vera, in "Anything Goes"
at the Paper Mill Play-
house, played the starring
role as Toddy in "Victor/
Victoria," starred and
directed the Broadway
show "An Evening with
Jerry Herman," appeared
in "Applause" opposite
Lauren Bacall, and played
opposite Carol Channing
in "Lorelei."
Other starring roles on
Broadway include his
Tony and Drama Desk
Nominated performance
as Billy Lawlor in the leg-
endary "42nd Street."
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Spotlight on page 16.

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Commercial Cleaning CCIHoldings'employees, Hope Ward,
Sof Coconut Creek, and Stacey Dever of
S.Delray Beach, enjoy the free zumba lessons
S. at the American Cancer Society 's Relay for
M arion Wolser of Palm Beach, shows her Life. This downtown Delray Beach event
enthusiasm during the American Cancer was packedwith activities and games to
Society 's Relayfor Life. Marion was part of raise money for cancer research and area
the NCCI Holdings 'team that came out to programs. NCCI was named one of the top
t cm i n ser ie o support the walk. fundraising teams.
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The NC'CIHoldings 'team-more than 50 strong-earned a top Jundraising spot at the Amer-
ican Cancer Society 's Relay for Life held recently in downtown Delray Beach. The evening
included games, zumba lessons, chair massages, and a walk along the Intracoastal.


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Injury gives former Boca doctor incentive to try

writing and novels result

Ron Wilk
By Skip Sheffield

"There are no second acts
in American lives," novel-
ist F Scott Fitzgerald fa-
mously argued.
Ron Wilk would beg to dif-
fer. Wilk, 65, has been on
the second part of his life
for a full decade now, and
things are looking up.
The first part of his life cul-
minated in his becoming
Dr. Ron Wilk, neurologist
and chief resident at Mount
Sinai Hospital in New York
City, and later in private
practice in Boca Raton.
Around 10 years ago Dr.
Ron Wilk came tumbling
down a flight of stairs. The
resulting injuries were suf-
ficiently severe to convince
him to retire from medical
practice and reassess his

"As a neurolo-
gist I knew the
diffuse spinal
injuries would
make it dif-
ficult for lift-
ing, bending
and twisting,
all of which
a neurologist
must do," he
explains. "Yes,
I went through
ination and
regret. Once I
got through that, I realized
I had to do something with
the rest of my life."
"While I was in law school
I discovered I had a facility
with writing. Writing is not
hard for me. Getting pub-
lished is more challeng-
Ron Wilk is now a novel-
ist. "Papal Rogues" (Lang-
don Street Press, Minne-
apolis) is his first novel in
print, but it is not the first
thing he has written.
"I wrote two novels and
sent out hundreds of query
letters to publishers," he
relates. "When no one re-
sponded positively, I creat-
ed a web site and published
them myself. I have had
over 950,000 hits so far."
Almost a million hits, but
Ron Wilk has yet to earn a

He hopes that will change
with "Papal Rogues," a
timely page-turner about
a New Jersey computer
hacker who dies under
suspicious circumstances.
This inspires his Scottish
Internet buddy and fellow
hacker to seek the truth,
and discover shadowy,
treacherous figures tied
to corporate America, the
U.S. Military, and certain
rogue elements within The
"America is incredibly
vulnerable to cyber-terror-
ism more so than most
other counties," Wilk as-
serts. "We are so depen-
dent on computers and the
Internet for everything we
do. When the Pentagon
can get hacked, we've got
a problem."
The prime hacker in his
mystery-thriller is the late
American Michael Squire
who relishes the challenge
of hacking into allegedly
invincible web sites. Evi-
dently Michael was a little
too good, because soon af-
ter he hacked into the web
site of a very rich and pow-
erful organization, he was
found dead of an apparent
drug overdose in his New
Jersey apartment.
Since Squire eschewed
drugs and didn't even
smoke cigarettes, his
friend, Scotsman Calder
McMonagle, is a little

more than suspicious.
Calder, who worked for
the same company creat-
ing 'viruses' and their solu-
tions, soon begins to fear
for his own life and de-
cides to travel to LA to see
if he can solve the mystery
of Michael's death.
"Papal Rogues" is full of
rapidly-unfolding intrigues
in a one-off world that
resembles our own. The
starting point for Calder's
investigation is the sinister
Recton Corporation, which
hired both Michael Squire
and Calder McMonagle.
As the plot unfolds, readers
are introduced to the cor-
porate victims of Recton's
designer computer viruses
including Aspen Aero-
space, a company with
U.S. military contracts.
Aspen's most intriguing
project is an invention that
bends light waves in such a
manner as to render mate-
rial objects invisible.
While Aspen Aerospace
and the other corporate
victims grapple with their
dilemma, Calder discovers
unusually large payments
to Recton that ultimately
leads to a Chicago Cardi-
nal of the Catholic Church
with close ties to the Vati-

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County Commission calls

on governor to convene

'oil summit'

The Palm Beach County
Commission continues to
take action to prepare for
the possible impact of the
Gulf oil spill.
At its June 29 meeting, the
board adopted a resolution
urging the governor to con-
vene a summit to reaffirm
support for a prohibition
on offshore oil drilling in
Florida and to preserve and
protect Florida's beaches,
shorelines and waterways.
The governor has met the
spirit of that proposal. He
has called the state legis-
lature back into session
to consider a ban on off
shore drilling. At its June
29 meeting, the board also
took the following action:
Public Safety received a
report on the local action
plan by the Deepwater Ho-
rizon Task Force, should oil
from the spill in the Gulf
of Mexico make its way
to Palm Beach County;
approved a contract exten-
sion for $21,600 with the
Florida Atlantic University
Harbor Branch Oceano-
graphic Institute to conduct
additional oil spill monitor-
ing and testing services, if
Impact Fees adopted an
ordinance amending the
Unified Land Development
Code pertaining to impact
fees. There will be no in-

crease in impact fee rates
this year. But the rates may
be adjusted in a year, con-
tingent upon improvement
in the economy and hous-
ing market.
Economic Development
- authorized an applica-
tion to the U.S. Depart-
ment of Housing and Ur-
ban Development (HUD)
for an $8 million Section
108 federal loan and a $1
million Brownfield Eco-
nomic Development Initia-
tive (BEDI) grant for Tire
Group International, Inc.
The Miami-based company
is building a tire recycling
center, which could create
300 newjobs in the Glades.
No county match funds are
Ethics agreed to remove
seven members from vol-
untary county advisory
boards and committees for
failing to complete manda-
tory ethics training.
Charter Amendment ap-
proved on preliminary re-
ading and to advertise for
public hearing an ordinance
amending the Charter of
Palm Beach County to
place a referendum on the
November 2010 ballot es-
tablishing a Code of Ethics,
an independent Commis-
sion on Ethics, and an inde-
pendent Inspector General.
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Boca family completes pet project a

book about animals with human traits

ur vaniu L-nao, co-auinor oj Konata kerloe, co-aurnor oj

"IHad a Pet Frog."

ine animals acting like
A Boca Raton family
has done just that and
put the imaginings into
What resulted was a book
called "I Had a Pet Frog,"

"IHad a Pet Frog"

written by Dr. Wan-Yu
Chao and husband, Ron-
ald Kerble, and illustrat-
ed by their 17-year-old
daughter, Christine Liao.
"We decided that what
the world needs now is
a little humor," said the
couple "So we created

this book, 'I Had a Pet
Frog,' as a family project.
Our talented daughter
created the illustrations
and we wrote the copy."
The couple said they also
used the book to deliver
humorous messages for
people of all ages, and
started the volume by
writing; "I had a pet frog
who liked to smoke. I told
him it was an unhealthy
habit. Then he croaked."
"This also sends the mes-
sage to our young ones
that smoking is harmful
to your health." said the
This imaginative family,
a husband and wife team
along with their artistic
daughter, have created a
hilarious book about their
animal friends with hu-

man characteristics.
"You'll find wonderful il-
lustrations showing real
emotions and humorous
situations in our book,"
said Dr. WanYu Chao,
a college professor and
Ronald Kerble, a Boca
Raton physician's assis-
"I Had a Pet Frog" has
100 jokes using 70 differ-
ent animals and 55 illus-
trations. E\ccione with
a passion for animals and
pets will be entertained
from start to finish. You
will smile, chuckle and
laugh out loud as you
read through this very
funny book," the authors
And they added: "Read-
ers will be able to create
their own jokes and il-
lustrations using the same
style and format found in
the book. They can send
them to the publisher and
be added to the "I Had
a Pet Frog" company's
Kerble said he is also
looking to donate books
to a nonprofit dedicated to
helping children and ani-
mals. He said he hopes to
leave some of the books
at the Tri County Hu-
mane Society shelter at
21287 Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton. The shelter
could keep the proceeds
from the sale of the book
which costs $9.99.
Chao and Kerble's book
was released in trade pa-
per and is also available
as an e-Book from the
publisher. For more infor-
mation, visit www.ihada-
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Annual 'Staying Alive on 95

and Florida's Roadways'

event draws 400

Commissioner BurtAaronson,
than 400 people including
300 law enforcement offi-
cers packed the Marriott at
Boca Center recently for the
Dori Slosberg Foundation's
Annual "Staying Alive on
95 & Florida's Roadways"
This program was de-
signed to honor law en-
forcement and educate
the public about the dan-
gers on roadways. The
Dori Slosberg Foundation
is working to create solu-
tions to the problems as a
partner of the participat-
ing agencies.
The guest speakers in-
cluded the CEO of the
Dori Slosberg Founda-
tion, former State Rep-
resentative Irv Slosberg,
Palm Beach County Com-
missioners Burt Aaronson
and Steven Abrams, State
Attorney Michael McAu-
liffe, DOT Secretary Jim
Wolfe, Vice President
of the Geico Insurance
Company George Rogers
and Bob Gordon, partner
in the Gordon & Donner
Law Firm.
The guest speakers also
included family members
of those lost to car crashes
and representatives from
Enterprise Rent A Car, St.
Mary's and Delray Medi-
cal Centers and Keiser
Also included in the
evening, which honored
law enforcement, was
Florida Highway Patrol
Chief Miguel Guzman
who gave tribute to fallen
Trooper Ambroise, Chief

mily \ ... and Irv Slosberg
Gauger and Captain Ken-
ny from the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office,
Anne Gannon, the Palm
Beach County Tax Col-
lector, and a special guest
appearance from the Gei-
co Gecko!
The program continued
with entertainment by
Michael Biggs and the
Olympic Heights High
School Quartet. Dinner
and was followed by the
enforcement effort which
extended from Miami-
Dade County through
Jacksonville. A total of
1,265 citations were writ-
ten as a result of the 48
hour police saturation in
South Florida alone.
The Boca Raton Police
Department's Traffic
Unit issued 102 of those
citations which includ-
ed speeding violations,
DUI, safety belt viola-
tions, reckless driving,
suspended or revoked li-
cense, uninsured and un-
der 21 violations.
The Florida Department
of Transportation has just
released the most recent
statistics on teen driving
fatalities and Florida is
down 24 percent in teen
driving and passenger fa-
talities to date.
For additional informa-
tion on "Staying Alive
on 95 & Florida's Road-
ways" or any of the Dori
Slosberg Foundation's
safe driving and safe teen
driving programs, visit
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Diane Feen

Keeping up with the A/C cleaning boys in the land of mold and pet dander

The painter, the plumber,
the air conditioning man
- who hasn't had a run-in
with one of these fellows?
You start out with high
aspirations of excellence,
you hire the best person
for the job (you think) and
before you know it the
money is gone and the job
is not done right.
Sound familiar?
Well, that's life in South
Florida. We get the sun,
surf and palm trees, but
the work ethic is often
mafiana (or loco). And
unfortunately, an honest
and reliable technician or
repair man is as valuable
as a dedicated spouse, but
often more elusive.
Since most of us have our
horror stories (faulty air
conditioners, deadbeat

painters and car dealers
with greasy hands and
deep pockets), it's time
to bring to light the more
honest side of this gritty
underbelly of existence.
Don't we need to know
who should clean our
ducts (and if duct clean-
ing has merit), what type
of tires to buy and how to
tell if our air conditioning
repair person is telling the
truth (there are no lie de-
tector tests for this profes-
One of the most vexing
problems about living in
the tropics is how to keep
our air quality up to snuff.
As a former mold queen
and self taught mold ex-
pert, I was determined to
find out how to avoid this
insidious combatant. I

learned that moisture can
turn to mold quicker than
a rib roast needs marinat-
ing for Thanksgiving.
I also learned that air
conditioning coils (in the
air handler) are often the
culprit for harboring mold
spores. If you think you
can always smell mold,
you're mistaken. Black
mold has no odor but the
telltale sign is thick air
and upper respiratory ail-
ments. When I was a new-
bie Florida resident and
someone asked me if my
air was thick I immedi-
ately thought of bean soup
and milk-shakes. Those
are thick I thought but
my air who knew?
Once you have your coils
cleaned (don't just ask
anyone; it is a job for ex-
perts) you need to clean
your ducts. But the is-
sue of "to clean or not to
clean" is as old (and as
controversial) as wheth-
er to ingest calcium for
strong bones. And, the
answer is yes to the ducts
and no to the heavy dose
of calcium (Dr. Jacob Te-
itelbaum agrees).
For years I had heard that
duct cleaning was the big-
gest scam in South Flor-

ida. Some people said
don't waste your time;
others said you could
ruin the lining of your
ducts. So I left my duct
health up to the Gods of
air quality. And until now
I did not get a definitive
But, things have changed.
I recently spoke to Omar
Pissance of Ductz. Pis-
sance and his brother
David are changing
the face of clean air
for many South Florid-
ians. I learned that air
conditioning coils pick
up moisture and mold
spores but that when you
renovate or remodel a
house the air conditioner
needs to be sealed off or
the dust will go right into
the AC unit and ducts. I
also learned that bugs
can get into the ducts and
die, leaving harmful par-
ticles that fly though the
air (I didn't learn this in
college, did you?).
Pissance also said that
air ducts need to be in-
spected every other year
and that duct cleaning
can remove contami-
nants from bugs, mold
spores, pollen, pet dan-
der and smoke from fires.

Of course, if the air is bad
the air blower needs to be
cleaned with a large vac-
uum and the area needs
to be brushed out. Ductz
does all this for customers
by vacuuming the surface
of the duct and using an
anti-microbial inhibitor
and sometimes an ultra-
violet UV light.
It all sounded pretty good,
but as a master skep-
tic I needed proof that
DUCTZ was telling me
the truth. So I checked
around town and spoke
to Ductz customer Mark
Finizio. Finizio used
Ductz to get rid of smoke
that pervaded his new
house and to clean the air.
"The results were amaz-
ing. We noticed the differ-
ence immediately. It was
so good I called them to
clean the ducts in my of-
fice in Fort. Lauderdale,"
added Finizio.
I thought this was a good
thing but I still needed
more proof. So I called
Boca resident Judith
Nadler. Nadler's husband
was getting a rash that
was thought to be the re-
sult of parasites (Florida
life is so exotic). In an
attempt to sanitize their

ocean front condo they
called in Ductz. "I was
so impressed with Ductz,
they were wonderful,"
said Nadler. "They were so
honest, efficient and it re-
ally helped a lot. I highly
recommend them."
So, there you have it. If
your air is suspect and you
don't feel that you're get-
ting the cleanest air check
out Ductz and ask for
Omar at 954-366-6131.
As for the tire saga and the
air conditioning rules for
dummies, check out my
next column. Eventually
the truth comes out like the
plot to a good novel. But
unlike literature the truth
about buying tires and air
conditioning units is a job
for Sherlock Holmes (not
mere mortals like us).

Skip Sheffield

Mont Blanc Chamber Orchestra is 'magnifique' in Summerfest performance

By Skip Sheffield turned for a performance
Society Editor July 21 at Broward Center
for the Arts.
BOCARATON-The Mont This is the 19th season for
Blanc Orchestra Summerfest, found-
visited FAU Sun- ed and directed
day, July 11 for a by maestro James
2010 Summerfest Brooks-Bruzzese.
concert sponsored The really cool
by philanthropist thing about Sum-
Madelyn Savarick. merfest is the musi-
The whole merry cians are generally
band flew into Skip Sheffield much younger than
Panama the next you would see at a
day, but they didn't forget typical classical music con-
South Florida. They re- cert.

Mont Blanc is in the French
Alps, and that's where Lo-
renzo Turchi-Floria found-
ed the chamber orchestra in
Turchi-Floris is a conductor,
concert pianist and com-
poser of note. He treated
the Boca audience with
an American premiere of
his composition, "Tempo
di Concerto for Piano and
String Orchestra. The piece
is rather frantic in its alle-
gro passage, and technically
quite demanding, both for

the pianist and the players
keeping up with him.
The musicians of Mont
Blanc are not only young.
Some of them are quite
Laszlo Pap is not from
Mont Blanc (he is Hungar-
ian), but he is a world class
violinist and frequent col-
laborator with Symphony
of the Americas, led by
Pap was a featured soloist
on two stunning show-off
pieces: Paganini's "Witch-

es dance' and Sarasate's
"Introduction and Taran-
Marilyn Maingart is a vir-
tuoso of the flute and one
lovely lady in the bargain. A
frequent soloist with SOA,
she charmed on Sarasate's
"Zigeunerweisen Op. 20"
and Telemann's "Suite in A
Minor for Flute, Strings and
There's much more to the
show than just these titles,
and if you missed the show
in Broward, the entire con-

cert is available on a CD re-
For information, visit www.
"The Girl Who played
With Fire"
"The Girl Who Played with
Fire" is the second of a trilo-
gy that began with "The Girl
with the Dragon Tattoo" and
ends with 'The Girl Who
Kicked the Hornets' Nest."
Though not as grippingly
suspenseful nor as sexy

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Scene from "The Gin Game a
Beach Dramaworks
as "Tattoo," "Fire" con-
tinues to unravel the
mysteries of one Lisbeth
(portrayed by Noomi Ra-
pace), the tattooed, fire-
playing girl of the title.
Lisbeth is the creation
of the late investiga-
tive magazine journalist,
Stieg Larsson, whose al-
ter ego most likely is Mi-
kael Blomkvist, played
by noted Swedish actor
Michael Nyqvist.
Mikael has not seen Lis-

beth in the year
since he first en-
countered the
computer genius
hacking into his
account. Lisbeth
has kept tabs on
her onetime lover
by cloning the
hard drive of the
computer he uses
at Millennium
After a short
stay in prison on
trumped-up charg-
es, Mikael is back
t Palm to his crusading
ways. The latest expose in
his magazine concerns a
sex-trafficking operation
with underage girls. The
co-authors are Dag Svens-
son (Hans Christian Thu-
lin) and his girlfriend Mia
(Jennie Silfverhjelm), who
is doing the research as part
of her doctorial thesis. The
list of Johns includes some
very powerful people in
government, law and busi-
Monitoring the project
from afar with great inter-

est is Lisbeth, who lives in
a fancy apartment with her
girlfriend Miriam (Yasmine
Before the story can be
published Dag and Mia are
murdered. Shortly thereaf-
ter Lisbeth's legal guardian,
Nils Burman (Peter An-
dersson) is also murdered.
Lisbeth is implicated by
circumstantial evidence in
all three movies and her
face is plastered all over the
tabloids. It is up to Mikael
to help Lisbeth clear her
Unlike the first film, Lis-
beth and Mikael are not
physically together. Mikael
is almost a bit player, with
the focus shifted to Lisbeth,
who has become almost a
Swedish Wonder Woman,
fighting, boxing and throt-
tling guys three times her
size. Poor, abused Lisbeth
discovers some unhappy
truths about her past even
more terrible than in the
first film.
In all, "Fire" is a worthy
sequel. Now I need to read
the book.

Three stars
Summer Theater
The summer theater season
is ramping up, with shows
continuing at Caldwell
Theatre and FAU in Boca
Also, this past Saturday
was opening night for
"Low Down Dirty Blues,"
the first show from Florida
Stage at their new home at
Kravis Center in West Palm
Beach. That sexy blues
musical continues through
Sept. 5. Call 800-514-3837.
Up at Palm Beach Drama-
works, 322 Banyan Blvd.,
West Palm Beach, the serio-
comic chestnut "The Gin
Game" opens for a five-
week run through Aug. 14.
Call 561-514-4042.
It's a bit of a drive but the
price is right.
The 20th anniversary
Shakespeare Festival pres-
ents "The Tragedy of Mac-
beth" through July 25 in at
Jupiter's oceanfront Carlin
Park. Admission is free.
Call 561-575-7336 or visit

Actors portray MacBeth and Lady MacBeth at Shakespeare
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Happiness prevails at Greater Boca Raton

Chamber of Commerce breakfast

BOCA RATON Happiness is just good business, ac-
cording to JoAnna Brandi, publisher of "The Customer
Care Coach," who was the guest speaker at the Great-
er Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce membership
breakfast July 8.
In fact, an increase of 5 percent in your customer reten-
tion can raise your bottom line up to 100 percent.
"We all know that keeping our current clients or cus-
tomers is more cost effective than recruiting new ones,"
said Kate Volman, GBRCC's vice president of Business
Development. "JoAnna's presentation not only con-
firmed this, but she also shared a few key techniques
that we can use in order to keep our clients happy and
coming back for more. The Chamber consistently pro-
vides our members with the opportunity to hear from
dynamic speakers who are as excited as Joanna about
offering them value at each breakfast."
The GBRCC's monthly membership breakfasts are
typically held on the second Thursday of every month
and feature guest speakers who can provide informa-
tive talks on information that is relevant to the current
business climate.
For more information, email Audra Hodges at ahodg-
es@bocaratonchamber.com or call 561.395.4433 ext.

Barbara C. Sageman o Digital MediaArts College, left,
with JoAnne lannazzone of Office Depot, Inc.

Jackie Reeves of Bell Rock Capital, left, andJayne Scala of
Ultimate Staffing Services.

N/i. .,, ,from left are Tim Snow, The George Snow Scholar-
ship Fund; JoAnna Brandi, The Customer Care Coach;
Kate Volman, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce;
Tammy Amoroso, Lakeside Terrace and Dr Peter Gallo, St.
Andrew 's School.

RichardKarp of Raymond James & Associates
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Summer Cabaret at the

Bridge Hotel
See article under Community on page 9.

Vocalist Karen Saunders, center is joined by friends and
colleagues before her show at the Bridge Hotel in Boca
Raton. From left are Alison Chaplin, her booking agent;
Greg Kaylor general manager of the hotel, Karen andJon
andBonnie Kaye.

Karen performing at the Bridge Hotel.

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Annual 'Staying Alive on 95 and Florida's

Roadways' event draws 400


Kayla Schwartz, Alexa Gedigian, Mike Wison and
Andrew Congleton OH Quartet

RichardNardiello, Ramon Fernandez, Michael Leo, Earl
Brown, Matt Mihm and Rodney St. Louis FHP

Irv Slosberg and Comissioner Steve

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Representatives from the Boca Raton Tribune sat down recently .. from the Greater Boca Raton
Chamber of Commerce to brainstorm ideas for upcoming stories and event coverage. From left are Pedro
Heizer associate editor and online editor of the Boca Raton Tribune; Dale King managing editor; Consuelo
Inestrosa, vice president of operationsfor the Chamber andAuda Hodges, the Chamber s marketing and
communications coordinator

Boca Raton Sunset Rotary Club member Steve Perman, right, receives "Service Above , 'Award
from outgoingPresident Russ Buck .. meeting held at the Spanish River Library.

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Boca Raton Sunset Installation

Past and present ( and board members of the Boca Raton Sunset Rotary Club gather at the
installation meetingfor the new president, Dave Wilson, July 12 at the Spanish River Library.

uave vvison, center new president oj me noca tnaon ounser torary L zuo, is sworn in oy mri L
right. Looking on is outgoingpresident Russ Buck.

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Marc Kent

VIVO The Rolls Royce of Restaurants!

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Vivo Partenza superior
dishes in a delightful set-
ting at 1450 North Federal
Highway in Boca Raton
(561-750-2120) is avail-
able from 5:30PM to late
night, Monday through
Saturday. In October they
will add Sunday for your
dining pleasure. As of
July 16th, Vivo Partenza
will serve luncheon from
11:30 AM to 3PM, Mon-

days through Fridays.
Early starters were par-
migiano reggiano fritters
with aged balsamic, aran-
cini- crisp rice balls offon-
tina and prosciutto,then
baby artichokes with
roasted garlic and lemon
- delicious beginnings.
There are 24 antipasti
listed : foie gras sliders
- twin servings on bri-
oche buns with bosc pear

compote, a large portion
of pure jumbo crab meat
salad followed by a tuna
Milanese ahi tuna with
a spicy salad and wasabi
aioli. Tony Bova's famous
eggplant pancakes with
parmesan, feta, asiago and
mozzarella in an asiago
sauce are a great signature
We were treated to a
grilled octopus salad with

string beans and pota-
toes very tasty indeed.
There are two ver-
sions of calamari
and both far above
par for taste and
texture- the stan-
dard fried version
with lemon wedge
and a somewhat
spicy fra diavolo M
pomodoro with cherry

Of the 8 salads to chose
from, we had a dainty
beet carpaccio and goat
cheese salad with a great
pistachio dressing, a huge
gorgonzola house salad
with plenty of cheese, ol-
ives, tomatoes and endive
over a bed of oil drizzled
romaine plus their fan-
tastic BLT salad of baby
iceberg, cherry tomatoes,
avocado, applewood
smoked bacon and tangy
bleu cheese dressing. All
portions large, crispy,
tasty and recommended.
The 15 items posted
as pasta/risotto include
a broccoli rabe pesto
ravioli tasty, light pil-
lows- the Chef's daily

inspiration. A mushroom
risotto with sliced steak
antecato and
crispy onion fritte
was a smooth, cre-
ative concoction.
The fettuccine with
Bolognese sauce,
however was rather
bland and nonde-

c Kent
clint script.
Turning to the 9 seafood

listings, we had the jumbo
sea scallops perfectly
pan seared on a bed of
a cream asparagus and
sweet pea risotto. Great!
The giant shrimp parmi-
giana with a san marzano
sauce, melted provolone,
delicious with the cap-
pelini pasta- another
winner. Lobster francese
- twin tails with a side
of asparagus risotto and
topped with lump crab
meat. The langostinos,
scampi style with lemon
butter sauce was served
with cappellini pasta.
There are 17 selections
listed as"signature spe-
cialties" including chick-
en scappeillo with its
pepperoni, cherry pep-

pers, roasted peppers,
artichokes, and olives in
a white wine sauce with
"Vivo" potatoes fla-
vors married well in this
creative offering. There
was also a lemon chicken
with artichokes, "Vivo"
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"True friendship is like
sound health; the value of
it is seldom known
until it be lost. "
Charles Caleb
Colton /i,, are
better than one,
because they have
a good reward for
their labor (10) For Pr.
if they fall, one will lift up
his companion. But woe to
him who is alone when he
falls, For he has no one to
help him up. (11) Again, if
two lie down together they
will keep warm; But how
can one be warm alone?
(12) Though one may be
overpowered by another
two can withstand him."
Ecclesiastes 4.9-12
We live in an age where
passivity rules... nobody
wants to get involved. In
fact, John Darley and Bibb
Latane wrote an insightful
article in Psychology To-
day entitled "When Will
People Help in a Crisis?"
They pointed out that a
bystander will not inter-
vene in an emergency
unless he (1) notices that
something is happening,
(2) decides that this is an
emergency, and (3) takes
personal responsibility for
doing something. Friends
get involved... friends care
enough to do something.
The writer of Ecclesiastes
wants us to understand that
friendship is a good in-
vestment (v. 9). When the
author says in verse nine,
/I,, are better than one,
because they have good
reward for their labor"
the words "good reward"
literally means "dividends
paidon a wise investment."
The very best investment
you will ever make in life
will not be a financial one,
but rather the investment
made in relationships. We
will get a greater return on
that investment than any
other investment we ever

make. Some people try to
accumulate possessions so
they are constantly
trying to get more
or better stuff. It is
attributed to the late
Malcolm Forbes to
have said, "He who
dies with most toys
ndy wins. If we spend
all our lives trying to ac-
cumulate more and more
possessions, we will never
truly be happy or fulfilled,
as Hollywood almost daily
testifies. On the other hand
we can decide to focus on
building relationships and
trying to make friends or
be the right kind of friend.
These verses in Ecclesias-
tes give us several charac-
teristics of good friends...
1. A Real Friend Helps
You When You're Down.
(v.10) "For if they fall, one
will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is
alone when he falls, For
he has no one to help him
We all have casual ac-
quaintances, or even ca-
sual friends, but how many
close or intimate friends do
you have? Someone has
suggested that we have
been successful in life if
we have enough close
friends to act as pall bear-
ers at our funeral.
2. A Real Friend Is
Someone Who Provides
Emotional Warmth In
A Cold, Cruel World. (v.
11) "Again, iftwo lie down
together they will keep
warm; But how can one
be warm alone?" Real
friends provide practi-
cal help. We need help to
face circumstances beyond
our control and we need to
be able to gain emotional
strength when we do not
have enough of our own.
Sometimes it's a "cold
cruel world" out there. In
real life we sometimes
encounter certain people

who, when we spend time
with them, they drain our
emotional fuel tank. We
leave their presence abso-
lutely drained. But there
are other people, and these
are our friends, that time
with them is an emotional
charge and our emotional
gas gauge goes all the way
over to full.
3. A Real Friend Is
Someone Who Will
Fight To Protect You
Or Your Reputation. (v.
12)"Though one may be
overpowered by another
two can withstand him. "
When these words were
written they were based on
the military strategy of the
ancient world. Almost all
combat was hand-to-hand
combat. Soldiers went into
battle with a partner, some-
one that could be counted-
on and trusted completely.
Soldiers often stood back
to back or shoulder to
shoulder of one another.
Friends not only never stab
you in the back, they guard
your back.
4. A Real Friend Is Com-
mitted To Helping You
Grow. (Proverbs 27:17)
"As iron sharpens iron, a
friend sharpens a friend "
(NLT) True friends want
to see us continue to
grow. Friends are always
challenging us and even
pushing us to be all that
we can be. "Do not save
your loving speeches, for
your friends till they are
dead; do not write them
on their tombstones, speak
them rather now instead" -
Anna Cummins

Pastor Sandy has ministered for
37years in four church-
es (Ambassador Baptist, Baptist
Temple, Grace Baptist, Park Crest
Baptist) in three ,. states
(Michigan, Missouri, Florida).
He has earned his Bachelors and
Masters degrees and is presently
completing his Doctoral Studies
in Religious Education.

Mike Gora

Husband's payments toward mall may

provide cash for soon-to-be-ex wife

By Michael H. Gora 50 percent of the shares.
It was, and is, non-mari-
Q: We were married for talproperty.
years before the divorce At my husband deposi-
started almost a year ago. tion, however he revealed
We had both been that the mall had
married before. not been doing
When we got mar- well. He and his
rined my husband brother refinanced
and his brother the mall with an
owed a big shop- interest only mort-
ping mall in New gagee about eight
Jersey. He always Mike Gora sago. For the
told me that it last eight years, the

would be our retirement.
He said it was worth mil-
lions and getting more
We never saw any income
from the mall. During
the marriage, my hus-
band engaged in a career
as a successful accoun-
tant in several of those
big national accounting
firms. Some times, they
merged, sometimes they
went out of business, but
he always landed on his
feet, was called a partner
and made a good living.
As he was the accountant,
and I was the homemaker
and mother raising his
children and mine, he took
care of the books. Neither
he nor his brother ever
managed the mall; that
was done by professional
management company.
My forensic accountant
and attorney have now
completed the discovery,
and r,, .. ii,"'i,. My hus-
band' interest in the mall
was always kept in a cor-
poration in which he and
his brother each owned

mall had not been able to
make the mortgage pay-
ments. He had taken about
$10,000.00 a month from
his earned income, and our
savings, without telling me,
to make his share of the
mortgage payments.
At first my lawyer and ac-
countant ;1Ina,,,1gl that it
might be a g, .. / i!,,," ifthe
value ofthe mall had grown
there would be a marital
component that might be
used to pay the marital
estate the amount .'** -
rowed", plus interest. We
just got back our appraisal
of the mall, and it is worth
no more than the mortgage.
We have other savings,
plus equity in our house in
St. Andrews of over a mil-
lion dollars. My husband
also has a couple ofmillion
dollars between his current
401k andhis rollover lRAs.
Can I do uc iil!, to re-
capture at least half of the
payments that my husband
made towards the loan? I
never knew about?
A: Florida family courts
are courts of equity. That

is, within the parameters
of the equitable distribu-
tion statute, 61.075, and
the appellate cases inter-
preting that statute, the
judge in your case will
have discretion to make
certain that fairness pre-
If the value of the shop-
ping mall had grown over
the years, your husband's
share, even though non-
marital property, could
have been your source of
the distribution to make
you whole based upon
your unknowing contri-
butions of marital money
to the non-marital prop-
Since the shopping center
property decreased in value,
there is no marital share in
whatever equity there re-
mains in the property based
on appreciation. However,
the case law supports a po-
sition that the amount of eq-
uity that was created by the
$10,000 monthly mortgage
payments that your hus-
band made from mortgage
payments made with mari-
tal money is a marital asset
to be equally divided.
The marital portion of the
$10,000 will only be the
amount of the payment
that actually was applied
to the loan balance, and
not to the amount of the
payment that was applied
to interest on the loan.
Michael H. Gora has been cer-
tified by the Board of Special-
ization of The Florida Bar as a
specialist in family and matri-
monial law.

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*- Boca Bits --
By Barry Epstein

* Boca plumber Les
Goldstein, Plumber I
Am, solved the
oil spill by send-
ing BP a sketch
of a new valve
that would cap
the leak. BP used
it to stop the oil
from pouring out Barry
of the well and Goldstein
was featured on the CBS
news last Friday.
* Boca Raton resident
Steve Geffrard won the
national amateur heavy-
weight boxing champion-
ship in Colorado Springs,
Colorado last weekend.
* Prominent South Flori-
da Actor Gordon McCon-
nell returns to his leading
role of Dr. Bob Brock in
the Caldwell Theatre pro-
duction of Secret Order
on Wednesday July 21,
2010, after being hospi-
talized. McConnell was

disoriented after the mat-
inee performance on July
10 and was imme-
diately taken to the
hospital where he
underwent testing.
He was released on
July 12, without any
definitive diagnosis.
stein Secret Order con-
tinues with performances
through August 1. Call
561.241.7432 or go to
com to order tickets.
* Florida State Rep. and
Senator-elect Maria
Sachs has been recog-
nized by the independent
Colleges & Universities
of Florida with the All
Star Award for her exem-
plary efforts during the
past legislative session
and throughout the year.
She was also recognized
by the Florida Bar with
the Florida Legislative

Award for her four years
of outstanding service
to the legal profession
during her tenure in the
Florida House of Repre-
* Greater Boca Raton
Chamber of Commerce
upcoming events: SMART
Date / Time: Tuesday,
July 27/ 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m.
Where: GBRCC Board-
room (1800 N. Dixie
Hwy., Boca Raton, FL
Program: Does Your
30 Second Commercial
Cost: $30 (member and
non-members online
and at the door)
Date / Time: Tuesday,
July 27 / 5:30 p.m. to

7:30 p.m.
Where: Renaissance
Boca Raton Hotel (2000
NW 19th St., Boca Ra-
ton, FL 33431)
Cost: $10 (member on-
line and at the door), $20
(non-member online and
at the door)
Exhibitor tables are still
available! Click here to
download the form.
Date / Time: Thursday,
August 12 / 7:45 a.m. to
9:00 a.m.
Where: Renaissance
Boca Raton Hotel (2000
NW 19th St, Boca Raton,
FL 33431)
Cost: $15 (member on-
line and at the door), $50
(non-member online and
at the door)
Sponsor: City of Boca
Raton For more infor-
mation or to register for

these events, please visit
com/events today!
* West Boca Chamber
of Commerce network
is Thursday, July 22 at
Ben's N.Y Kosher Deli.
Details at w %\\ \\cst bo-
cachamber.com. RSVP
to info@westbocacham-
ber or call 561.482.9333.
The August 10 Chamber
breakfast at European
Comer Cafe features
Palm Beach County Sher-
iff Ric Bradshaw. Details
and info will be on the
* On Tuesday, July 27th,
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Sharon Geltner will
teach "Effective Busi-
ness Communications,"
at Palm Beach State Col-
lege, Room HT213, 3000
St. Lucie Ave., Boca Ra-
ton campus. This interac-
tive $26 course will be

taught in a computer lab
and include business sub-
jects ranging from memo
writing to e-mail "ne-
tiquette" to Internet mar-
keting. To register, call:
Abby Lazo at 862-4705.
* Movies opening this
weekend include Salt,
The Kids Are All Right,
Ramona & Beezus and
Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted
public relations, marketing and
political consultant based in
Boca Raton, and is president of
the West Boca Chamber of Com-
merce (www.westbocachamber.
con), with a weekly internet tele-
vision show on www.wrpbitv.com
and a link to it alternate Fridays
on the Sun-Sentinel editorial
page, www.sun-sentinel.com/
opinion. His website is www.
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-- What business are you in? -
By Gerald Sherman

Do a SWOT and give your business a SHOT!

Companies use the SWOT
analysis to assess their busi-
ness and look for new
opportunities. Just
as a health check-up
can keep your mind
and body healthy; the
SWOT assessment
used properly, can Geral
increase the health of your
It is vital to understand the
Strengths, Weaknesses, Op-
portunities and Threats of
your company. Take an
objective look into your
company, its product/ser-
vices, culture in the mar-
ketplace, perception to the
target customer, vulnera-
bilities and opportunities.
The company should do
this to determine the po-
sitioning of the product/
service in the competitive
In determining its SWOT,
(Strengths, Weaknesses,
Opportunities and Threats)

the company is able to plan
a course of action to be
taken to reach its
objectives. By ana-
lyzing these differ-
ent areas, the com-
pany will be better
positioned to reach
Sherman them.
Playing up its strengths
and taking steps to check
its weaknesses will pres-
ent a company with oppor-
tunities. Awareness of its
threats can help the com-
pany maneuver in the com-
petitive environment. For
example, knowing that its
main competitor is launch-
ing a major advertising/
marketing campaign and
outspending your company
will help you decide to pos-
sibly be more aggressive
with your advertising/pub-
lic relations/promotional
activities: i.e., doing more
pitches and spending more
time building relationships

with the customer base. If
the company doesn't have
the funding to compete,
then it must make up for
it by being more creative,
resourceful and working
harder to get the results.
A SWOT analysis is
equally vital whether the
company is a very small
operation or a large cor-
poration. It can be devel-
oped by members of the
company in a brainstorm-
ing session or by sur-
veys. The SWOT analysis
serves the purpose of do-
ing an in-house audit to
determine the extent of
the company's position-
ing in the marketplace.
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and public relations person and
has written several books and
articles on these subjects.

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Boca Raton Hospital recruits

recognized endovascular specialist

thony Lee, MD, FACS,
an internationally recog-
nized endovascular spe-
cialist, has been recruited
to serve as director of the
Endovascular Program at
Boca Raton Community
Hospital's Christine E.
Lynn Heart and Vascular
Institute. Dr. Lee's ap-
pointment was effective
July 1.
He has also joined Sur-
gical Associates of Palm
Beach County, one of the
largest multi-specialty
surgical practices in south
Dr. Lee comes to Boca Ra-
ton Community Hospital
(BRCH) from The Univer-
sity of Florida College of
Medicine where he was as-
sociate professor of surgery
and chief of the Section of
Endovascular Therapy.
Over the course of the
past decade, Dr. Lee has
established a stellar and

for the di-
agnosis and
of complex
aortic diseas-
es involving
and penetrat-
ing ulcers.
He brings
with him a
personal ex-
perience of
SACS nearly 500
thoracic and 800 abdomi-
nal endovascular aortic
A graduate of Princ-
eton University, Dr. Lee
earned his medical de-
gree from the Johns Hop-
kins University School of
Medicine. His extensive
post-graduate training
included a surgical resi-
dency at the University
of Michigan School of
Medicine, and vascular
and endovascular fellow-
ships at Stanford Univer-
sity School of Medicine.
He is a member of the
Florida Medical Asso-
ciation, the International
Society of Endovascular
Specialists, the Peripheral
Vascular Surgery Society,
the Society for Vascular
Surgery and the Florida
Vascular Society.
On the editorial board of
several major vascular
and endovascular jour-
nals, Dr. Lee has authored

or co-authored more than
100 peer-reviewed manu-
scripts, more than 25 book
chapters, more than 80 ab-
stracts and has delivered
nearly 200 presentations.
He has also been the prin-
cipal investigator for over
25 FDA-approved medi-
cal device clinical trials.
Dr. Lee's appointment
adds to BRCH's growing
reputation and capabili-
ties in endovascular and
cardiothoracic surgery. In
October 2009, the hospi-
tal recruited Alexander
Kulik, MD, another high-
ly regarded endovascular
specialist. This past Janu-
ary BRCH was ranked
number one in the state
of Florida for cardiac sur-
gery by HealthGrades.
"We are certainly pleased
to have a clinician the cal-
iber of Dr. Lee join us,"
said James Morris, MD,
cardiovascular surgeon
and medical director of
the Lynn Heart and Vas-
cular Institute. "He is a
significant addition to our
team and clearly enhanc-
es our capabilities as the
region's most advanced
endovascular center."
Editor's note: Endovascu-
lar surgery addresses con-
ditions affecting arteries
and veins by approaching
the lesion from within the
blood vessel itself. Utiliz-
ing devices such as cath-
eters, balloons and stents,
endovascular procedures
are a less invasive form
of surgery than standard
operating techniques.

Ruben's Barber Shop,

open for 31 years
mirror to see the
process unfold.
Joel gives me
what I asked for,

Inside Ruben 's Barber Shop
By Donovan Ortega

Ruben Mercado Sr. began
cutting hair as young man
in Miami and a opened
his first barbershop in
1979. He eventually
moved Ruben's Barber
Shop to West Boca and
has been an institution
on the comer of 441 and
Glades Road since 1991.
Ruben Sr. has been in
business for 31 years, and
looking into the shop on
a Monday morning, it's
easy to see why. Barber
chairs line the interior
and the mirrors reflect the
baseball memorabilia and
impressive collection of
straight edge razors on the
walls. It's a no nonsense
kind of place, smelling of
Barbisol and masculinity.
"It's a family style bar-

bershop. It's old school,"
says Ruben Jr., "every-
one has been coming here
for generations. We cut a
child's hair and then he
grows up and brings his
children here. That's how
it works. Consistency."
And then I'm in a chair
at the far end of the shop.
Joel Irizarry is my barber
and he's been at the shop
for two years.
I explained what I wanted
and Joel interpreted.
"What you want is a con-
trolled mess," says Joel.
"Yes," I said, realizing
that 'controlled mess'
was the description I had
wanted to tell barbers my
whole life.
With a quick, steady hand
the haircut began and I
stole glances out of the
comer of my eye at the

lining me up per-
fectly and getting
my head back into
shape. Then he
tilts the chair back
and prepares me
for the shave.
"Get comfort-
able," he says.
As he begins the
shave, Joel ex-
plains his tech-
The trick to a good
shave is holding the blade
at the right angle and rec-
ognizing which direction
the hair is growing," says
Joel completes the shave,
tilts the chair up, and
spins me towards the
mirror. The process is
complete. My face is
smooth. My hair is neatly
trimmed and shaped. I
came in looking rough
and I leave looking sharp
and confident. Before I go
Joel asks, "You're gonna
come back and see me
again right?"
And like the thousands
that have walked through
Ruben's Barber Shop be-
fore me, I say, "Yeah, I'll
be back."
Ruben's # (561)487-2152
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Protect your home at Hurricane Headquarters

By Donovan Ortega

At Hurricane Headquar-
ters, your one stop shop
for home storm protection,
Vice President Kyle Rode-
ghier is shuffling papers at
his desk while a telephone
rings in the background.
With hurricane season in
full swing, the workload
has increased at Hurricane
Headquarters. Kyle ex-
plains that with the profun-
dity of foreclosed homes
on the market, many peo-
ple are buying homes for
cheap and need to protect
their new investments.
"That's the life line of
our industry right now
and business has picked
up since hurricane season

started. A lot of people
are worried about storms
coming and they want
to protect their homes.
We've got a lot of calls
coming in," says Rodegh-
ier as the telephone rings
Hurricane Headquarters
specializes in accordion
shutters, impact win-
dows, storm panels, glass
sunrooms and screen en-
"We build everything to
the new stringent code
of Broward and Dade
County," says Jeff Mor-
gan, owner of Hurricane
Headquarters, E\ cr) -
thing we do, no matter
where you are, is going
to be built with equip-

ment that has been rated
to withstand winds of up
to 140 mph."
The building code was
made more rigid in Bro-
ward and Dade County
after Hurricane Andrew
caused severe damage
South Florida in 1992.
"Not all companies in
Palm Beach County ad-
here to the Broward and
Dade code in order to
save money. We do," says
Hurricane Headquarters
is located at 99 NW I1th
St. in Boca Raton.
Our next named storm
in the Atlantic will be
Bonnie. We are keeping
a close eye on the trop-
ics for any development.

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weather updates!

Hurricane Preparedness Check List

Buy supplies early to pre-
pare for the storm.
When the storm threatens,
lines will be long and sup-
plies short.

Get enough nonperisha-
ble foods now for two
weeks. Then put them in a
box and leave them alone
Don't buy foods that are
salty or dry or high in fat
or protein; they'll make
you thirsty.
Water 2 quarts to 1 gallon
per person (get a week's
supply); Ice;
Shelf-package juice and
milk boxes; Canned and

powdered milk; Bevera-
ges (powdered or canned,
fruit juices, instant coffee,
Prepared foods (canned
soups, beef, spaghetti,
tuna, chicken, ham, cor-
ned beef hash, packaged
pudding); Canned veg-
etables and fruits; Dried
fruits; Snacks (crackers,
cookies, hard candy, nuts)
Snack spreads (peanut but-
ter, cheese spreads, jelly);
Cereals; Raw ve-getables;
Sugar, salt, pepper; Bread;
Dry and canned pet food;
Extra formula, baby food


Hand tools hammer,
screwdrivers to use now,
shovel and pickax for after
the storm; Power screw-
driver; 4-by 8-foot sheets
of plywood 3/8-inch to
1/2-inch thick to put over
your windows. Make sure
you ask for exterior ply-
wood; 1/4-inch machine
screw sockets and screws;
Plastic sheeting to cover
furniture; Rope; Sturdy
working gloves; Duct ta-pe
to waterproof items. Mask-
ing tape isn't strong enough;
Canvas tarps; Nails. There
are many kinds, so look
over your home now and
determine what you will
need. A nail too small, the
wrong shape or hammered
in wrong will fail, and that
will give the storm the
breach it needs to get into
your home.
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Stem Cell Transplant Institute offers hope for cancer victims,

potential treatments for other diseases

By Dale King and
Julia Hebert

"Real differences in the
quality of cancer care" are
taking place at a medical
institute in this community
just a few miles north of
Boca Raton.
These are significant, life-
saving differences, the
result of advanced techni-
cal research and a medical
team leader and institute
director schooled and ex-
perienced in the varied
uses of stem cells.
E\cr) day, lives are
changed as a result of the
South Florida Bone Mar-
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Institute," said Dr. Dip-
narine Maharaj during an
interview in a conference
room inside the medical
complex at the corer of
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vard and Hagen Ranch
This contemporary struc-
ture houses high-tech
equipment and hope for
those afflicted with hema-
tological cancers, including
non-Hodgkin's lymphoma,
Hodgkin's lymphoma, leu-
kemia and multiple leuke-
"Patients are cared for by a
team of highly skilled pro-
fessionals with extensive
training and experience in
treating cancers that react
favorably to stem cell trans-
plants," said Dr. Maharaj.
'This specialized approach
helps patients whose can-
cer has shown little or no
response to other methods
of treatment."
In one dramatic case, Dr.
Maharaj saved the life of
a man whose physicians
had given him two days

to live.
"The constant studies
in science, research and
technology have given
new hope to patients
who, as recently as 10
years ago, may have had
none," said the doctor.
"The treatments are get-
ting more effective, the
success rates are getting
higher and it's because
doctors like me simply
refuse to rest."
So while the results of the
South Florida Bone Mar-
row/Stem Cell Transplant
Institute have already
proven to be remarkable,
the potential for future use
of stem cells to repair and
restore organs through-
out the entire body keeps
gaining momentum.
Some caution is in order
as research continues, he
said. The use of stem
cells to treat blood can-
cers is a Food and Drug
Administration approved
indication. "In other areas
which are still under in-
vestigation, the FDA has
specific requirements."
But research into so-called
"regenerative medicine"
is on the front burner, Dr.
Maharaj told the audience
during a lecture at Bethes-
da Hospital in Boynton
Beach. He said researchers
are already making strides
in the use of stem cells "to
restore tissue and organ
Being targeted are illnesses
such as congestive heart
failure, osteoporosis, Al-
zheimer's disease, Parkin-
son's disease, spinal cord
injuries, multiple sclerosis,
birth defects and diabe-
tes. A breakthrough in the
treatment and potential
cure for diabetes could be

The South Florida Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant

Dr Dipnarine Maharaj addresses an audience at Bethesda

near, he indicated, impact-
ing 16 million people in
the United States and 217
million worldwide.
"We have a long way to
go to understand these
mechanisms," he told the
crowd at Bethesda. "But
we hope it is not in the too
distant future."
He did say stem cells are
amazing because when
they are injected into the
human bloodstream, they
find malfunctioning or-
gans or tissues and meld
in to correct the problem.
As Dr. Maharaj explains,
a stem cell is "an unspe-
cific cell that can both self
renew (reproduce itself)
or differentiate into ma-
ture tissue."
During his lecture at
Bethesda, he showed

slides of a rat's brain that
had been damaged for
experimental purposes.

After an injection of stem
cells, the damage (shown
in brown against the
white background of the
brain) lessened and even-
tually disappeared.
Dr. Maharaj emphasizes
he does not use embry-
onic stem cells. He feels
the best type of cell to use
is autologouss" meaning
those taken from a person's
own body. In fact, he urges
everyone to bank their own
stem cells while they are
The best way to "harvest"
a person's own cells is to
inject a man or woman
with granulocyte colony
stimulating factor, which
stimulates the body's pro-
duction of a particular
type of white blood cell.
The resulting mass-pro-
duced cells are removed
with apparatus similar to
a dialysis machine. The
patient is attached to the
machine through a vein in
the arm, and as his or her
blood runs through the
machine, only the adult

stem cells are removed
and all the rest of the
blood is returned to the
The cells can then be fro-
zen in liquid nitrogen at
the Boynton Beach facil-
ity and used again if the
person becomes ill. They
can be stored for some 20
years or more.
In case a person becomes
ill, stem cell donors can
be located, but transplant-
ing those cells can have
potentially dangerous con-
sequences. Stem cells
from another person's
body might be rejected
or cause a serious illness
in a patient who receives
them. Dr. Maharaj said the
chance of a body rejecting
its own stem cells is virtu-
ally impossible. "In our ex-
perience in the outpatient
institute, when using the
patient's own stem cells
for blood cancers, the inci-
dence of infection is low,"
he added.
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The new era of Miami
HEAT basketball has be-
gun. On Friday July 9th,
at the American Airlines
Arena the Miami faithful
were introduced to "The
Three Kings" of Miami
in a fantastic player intro-
Fans started pilling in
about one hour before
the event was supposed
to take place. I've never
seen so many Miami Heat
fans fill an arena so quick.
The scheduled start time
for the event was eight
at night, but they had the
Miami HEAT street band,
the golden oldies, and of
course, the most popular
dance team in the NBA,
The Miami Heat Dancers
perform to the fans and
put some fans close to a
heart attack because the
anticipation was killing
Then it happened. LeB-
ron, Wade, and Bosh
came in behind the stage
to get ready for the cel-
ebration. Some fans spot-
ted them coming out and
literally freaked out. I've
never seen grown men cry
over other grown men...
See, there is a first time
for everything.
The Three Kings then
came behind the stage to
wait and be lifted up the

stage to the fans. At first
they were facing their
backs to the fans to re-
veal 6, 3, 1. When they
came up, they were rock-
stars. I've never heard the
American Airlines Arena
get so loud. Not even dur-
ing the 2006 NBA Cham-
The dynamic trio was
then given the keys to the
city and had a quick sit-
down with Heat broad-
caster Eric Reid. After
the festivities, they had
their introductory press
LeBron, Wade, and Bosh
seem ready and eager to
show just how wrong
the NBA world is by
saying that they can't
play together because of
clashing egos. "At the
end of the day, we know
what's important. And
that's winning basketball
games, winning champi-
onships. Once we do that,
winning cures all." Said
Dwyane Wade.
To those people that say
that the trio won't be
the same dynamic play-
ers they were when they
were the lone stars of
their teams, LeBron has
one thing for you "I don't
buy that. I don't buy that
at all". From what I'm
hearing is that The Three

Kings will have monster
numbers and still play
as a team? Like LeBron
said, they might not have
to score 30-plus a night
but they can all easily be
20-10 players night in and
night out. Pat Riley said
that LeBron's goal is to be
the first player since Os-
car Robertson to average
a triple double in a sea-
son. And it can be done.
The Miami Heat are now
The Evil Empire of the
NBA, they are going to be
the team that will have the
biggest bull-eye on their
heads. They will be the
ones that ESPN will chew
up if they lose a game,
and also be the ones that
will be praised for every
single win. When asked
if he was ready for that,
LeBron simply said "It's
on" and Wade chimed in
by saying "Bring it on"
he continued by saying
E\' er place will sell out
when we come to town so
they can thank us now".
The three amigos were all
smiles in the press con-
ference and they seemed
ready to start the season.
"Miami was the obvious
choice for me" said Chris

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By Matt Bluesten

As the July 31st non-
waiver trade deadline
approaches, the question
is, will the Marlins ulti-
mately become buyers or
sellers? The team is cur-
rently 10.5 games out of
first place in the National
League East Division
with the Braves, Mets
and Phillies ahead of
them. Also, they are sev-
en games back in the Na-
tional League Wildcard.
My prediction is that
they are going to be sell-
ers at the deadline, which
will be to the chagrin of
many Marlins fans. The

By Pedro Heizer

The Three Kings of Miami

season is pretty
much over and
it would take
some kind of
cataclysmic di-
saster and a mi-
raculous down-
fall in order
for the Marlins
to get back in
the conversa-
tion. The fact
is, they need
to acknowl-
edge the cold
hard facts. The
team looked
listless and un-
inspired. Most
they need to give their
talented young players
the necessary amount of
Major League experi-
ence. It's time to find get
a good idea of how good
top organizational pros-
pects Mike Stanton and
Logan Morrison really
are. Therefore, it's time
for some of our young
players to face the music.
The Marlins
have been extremely dis-
appointing and frustrat-
ing to watch this season.
The biggest reason why
the team has struggled
this season is because of

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the terrible bullpen the
Front Office put together
over the off season. The
bullpen has caused cardi-
ac arrests and the increase
of pepto bismal. The bot-
tom-line is, they failed
miserably in putting to-
gether a legitimate bull-
pen. They have the second
worst bullpen in baseball,
right behind the Arizona
Diamondbacks. Believe
it or not, only Arizona has
more blown saves this
season than the Marlins.
The Marlins have blown
13 save opportunities,
while Arizona has blown
14 saves. In addition, the
team has committed the
second most errors in
baseball with 71 on the
season. Another aspect
the Marlins have strug-
gled mightily in this year
is the situational hitting
department. For example,
with runners on second
and third with two outs,
the Marlins have failed to
come through in this type
of situation. Also clutch
hitting factor has been ab-
solutely nonexistent.

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FAU releases schedule for

upcoming men's soccer program

Darnell King, one of three
soccer co-captains at FA U
From FAU Athletics

Florida Atlantic Universi-
ty men's soccer program
recently released its 2010
schedule in preparation
for the upcoming season.
The Owls will begin the
regular season on Friday,
September 3 in the north-
ern part of Florida against
former Atlantic Sun-rival
Jacksonville University.
The first home game will
take place on Friday, Sep-
tember 10 at 7 p.m. against
Georgia State University
at the FAU Stadium Field.
FAU begins its third full-
season in the Mid-America
Conference (MAC) on Fri-
day, October 1 when the

team visits the 2009 nation-
al semi-finalist University
The MAC home-opener
for FAU will take place
on Saturday, October 16
against Northern Illinois
University. Other major
non-conference games
for FAU include UCF
(Monday, September 6),
University of Wisconsin
(Sunday, September 12),
University of South Flor-
ida (Wednesday, October
6) and North Carolina
State University (Tues-
day, November 2).
Head coach Kos Donev is
in his 24th season as head
coach of the men's soc-
cer team and is currently
the longest tenured coach
in the FAU Athletic pro-
Donev led FAU to a 4-10-
2 record last season, and
has his top goal scorer
back for his junior sea-
son. Damell King led
FAU with six goals and
15 points last year and has
been named one of three
captains for the 2010 sea-
son, along with senior An-
dre McCreath and sopho-
more Tyler McNabb.
For more information,
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Lynn baseball team adds 11 players for

2011 season

By Chad Beattie

ing to get back to the
post-season, Lynn Uni-
versity baseball head
Coach Rudy Garbalosa
announced the signing of
11 players for the 2011
squad. Six players hail
from Palm Beach and
Broward counties, one
comes from Tampa, two
will arrive from Califor-
nia and another two call
New York/New Jersey
"I know we have a great
group of guys coming
in next year," said assis-
tant coach and recruit-
ing coordinator Donovan
O'Dowd. "These players
have talent, experience,
passion for the game and
most importantly they are
all really good character
kids. We look forward to
having them and pursuing
another national champi-
Leading the class is
California's Eric Pet-
ter. Drafted in the 35th
round in this year's Major
League Baseball amateur
draft and signed by the
Cleveland Indians out of

El Camino College, Pet-
ter was 13-0 with a 2.12
earned-run average and
127 strikeouts on the
mound while batting .330
with 18 doubles, eight
home runs and 48 runs
batted in. He was named
the South Coast Confer-
ence and California State
Player and Pitcher of the
Year in leading the War-
riors to a SCC title and
the school's first Califor-
nia NJCAA appearance.
JC Menna becomes the
latest addition to join the
Fighting Knights from
Brookdale Community
College. Others in the past
few seasons have included
Joe Arminio, Paddy Ma-
tera and Kevin Rickert.
Menna, a 14th round draft
pick and signee by the
Oakland Athletics, posted
a 6-3 mark on the mound
with a 1.52 ERA and 64
K's for the Toms River,
N.J., school to earn First
Team NJCAA First Team
All-America honors in
addition to his First Team
All-Garden State Confer-
ence and All-Region XIX
accolades. The staff ace
helped the Jersey Blues to
a No. 9 national ranking
and a berth in the NJCAA
Pitchers Eric Rice and
Kyle Wolfe, along with
outfielder Alex Bello, will
join the Blue & White
from nearby Palm Beach
State College. Rice was a
25th round draft pick and
signee by the Chicago
Cubs after going 7-1 with
52 strikeouts and a 3.20
ERA and earning First
Team All-Southern Con-
ference and Second Team
All-State Florida. Wolfe
mirrored his teammate's
performance with a 6-2
mark, 3.30 ERA and 55
K's while Bello batted
.384 with 34 RBIs, 10
doubles, three triples and
10 stolen bases.
Both Wolfe and Bello
garnered First Team
All-Southern Confer-
ence recognition and the

trio helped their school
to their first conference
championship since 1984
and a No. 2 state ranking
heading in to the Florida
State Tournament.
Joining the bevy of in-
coming players with post-
season experience is Aus-
tin Smith of State College
of Florida-Manatee. He
batted .305 with 11 dou-
bles, four home runs, 29
RBIs and 36 stolen bases
in helping his squad to a
No. 3 national ranking
and Suncoast Conference
and Florida Community
College Athletic Associa-
tion titles.
A pair of Broward Col-
lege players round out
the South Florida con-
nection to LU. Anthony
Boza looks to be the next
great first baseman for
the Fighting Knights and
brings with him some
gaudy numbers. He hit
.411 for the Seahawks
with 17 doubles, five
home runs and 36 RBIs
to earn First Team All-
Southern Conference
honors. Teammate Kyle
Radziewski played every
inning at shortstop while

batting .343 with eight
doubles and 25 runs bat-
ted in.
The final player from
Florida arrives from
Hillsborough CC. An-
drew Virgili excelled in
the field and the mound
where he hit .347 with
three bombs and 31 runs
batted in while displaying
a power pitcher mentality
with 37 K's in relief.
Phil Mannelly and Jason
Beaumont round out the
contingent of players ar-
riving in Boca Raton.
Mannelly earned First
Team All-Golden Valley
honors and helped Feath-
er River Community
College to a conference
crown with a .373 batting
average, 16 doubles, 35
RBIs and 19 stolen bases.
Beaumont led Monroe
CC to a Western New
York Athletic Conference
title after going 6-3 with
39 strikeouts and a 4.10
Lynn University went 16-
37-1 and 6-18 in the Sun-
shine State Conference
this past year and gradu-
ated seven seniors.

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sociation has selected Del-
ray Beach as one of the 10
finalists in its "Best Tennis
Town" contest.
The winner will be deter-
mined by a nationwide
online vote and the city is
seeking your support.
Vote for Delray Beach to
be the 2010 "Best Tennis
Town" at www.bestten-
nistown.com through July
26, 11:59 a.m. EDT
The winner will take
home the 2010 "Best
Tennis Town" title, an ac-
companying trophy and
$100,000 to be used for
community-wide tennis

programming or facility
The second and third
prize winners will receive
$50,000 and $25,000,
respectively, and seven
honorable mention com-
munities will each receive
a $2,000 tennis equipment
Top ten finalists are: Clear-
water, FL; Snow Hill, NC;
Delray Beach, FL; Bea-
verton, OR; Atlanta, GA;
Charleston, SC; Rome,
GA; Richmond, VA; Rose-
mount, MN; and Manches-
ter Center, VT
For more information and
to cast your vote, visit

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1y Donovan Urtega

Television ratings have
soared for the World Cup
in the United States, as
over 24 million people
tuned in to watch the Neth-
erlands attempt to brutalize
Spain into submission in
a sloppy final. It was the
most watched soccer game
in United States history.
Could it be that despite all
of our preconceived no-
tions about soccer it's too
slow, players fake injuries,
there's not enough scoring,
I don't like sports that can
end in a tie-America has
finally come around?
Probably not. The large
American television audi-
ence is most likely attrib-
uted to the massive appeal
of the World Cup, rather
than the love of the sport it-
self, since many American
viewers have already dis-
appeared from soccer's TV
viewing arena. The MLS
(Major League Soccer) is
a second tier league that at-
tracts aging, former super-

stars like David Becknam
and Thierry Henry. No
bars or stadiums will fill up
to catch the Houston Dy-
namo take on the Colorado
Rapids. While growing,
soccer is still an outcast
on the American sporting
But in the end, why is it
that America, a sport crazy
nation that falls over itself
to watch the National Foot-
ball League, has had such
a hard time embracing a
sport the rest of the world
readily loves?
When it comes to Soccer,
maybe we just don't get it.
Maybe the United States
loves the NFL because we
understand the game.
Soccer is simple. There
are eleven players on the
field attempting to get
a ball into the opposing
team's goal. They do so
by passing and shooting.
American football has the
same basic concept, except
that there are elaborate
schemes in order to do so.
Before every play, quar-

terbacks read the defense.
The defense reads the of-
fensive formation. Players
are substituted. Numbers
and colors are called out.
Coach's frantically ges-
ture from the sidelines us-
ing coded hand signals.
The ball is snapped. The
play ends and the process
is repeated. The average
spectator that watches the
NFL every single Sunday,
doesn't know the differ-
ence between a zone blitz
or a zone read, yet viewers
around the country gobble
up everything the NFL
throws at them. While boil-
ing down soccer to passing
and shooting is a bit sim-
plistic, someone that sat
down to watch a game for
the first time could read-
ily see who the best player
on the field was and what
each team was trying to do.
It's that simple.
But maybe, soccer is just
too slow for Americans.
It's the fast pace of the
NFL that attracts us.
Soccer games have two
halves that are forty-five
minutes long. Once the
game begins, the clock
never stops moving. There
is usually 1 to four min-
utes added on at the end of
each half due to stoppages
in play. Soccer games usu-
ally last about two hours
and there are no com-
mercials during each half
of play. Let's look at the
NFL, where games rou-
tinely eclipse three hours.
There are two halves di-
vided into four 15-minute
quarters. The clock stops
for a variety of reasons: an
incomplete pass, a player
runs out of bounds, a time-
out (three per half for both
teams), a penalty, the two
minute warning (in the
second and fourth quarter),
a referee's decision is chal-
lenged (two per game per
team), change of posses-
sion, a score.
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NPC Southern States Fitness, Figure, Bikini

& Bodybuilding Championships Recap


Stephanie Svoboda ofBoca Raton won the Amateur Figure
division in herfirst year, qii. 111

Southern States Champi-
onships concluded their
30th Annual Champion-
ships at the War Memorial
Auditorium in Ft. Lauder-
dale, Florida, with over
275 ofthe nations top sanc-
tioned NPC (National Phy-
sique Committee) entrants
competing for a spot into
the nationals. The NPC

Southern States Champi-
onships is the largest, re-
gional, national qualifier
east of the Mississippi and
included teenage, adult and
senior competitors (both
men and women) from
more than eighteen dif-
ferent states throughout
the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
The large number of con-
testants in all age groups

Soccer in America?

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demonstrates that you can
commit to be fit at any age.
Kicking things off on
Friday night was the Ma-
ria Bellando Women's
Fitness, Figure and Bi-
kini Championships and
the Manuel Mair Men's
Fitness Championships.
The Women's Fitness
competitors performed a
two-minute routine cho-
reographed to music with
dance, theater and gym-
nastic elements along
with the Women's Figure
competitors displaying
their best physique poses
and the Bikini competi-
tors showcasing their
swimsuits to the judges.
The Men's Fitness com-
petitors had a timed ex-
ercise to determine the
number of push-ups each
entrant could do in sixty
seconds, how many pull-
ups could be completed
and a timed obstacle
course competition. Also
featured on Friday night
were IFBB Fitness Pro
Tanji Johnson (known
as "Stealth" on Ameri-
can Gladiators) and local
hero and IFBB Figure
Pro Kristal Richardson.
"This was a great year and
super way to celebrate the
30th Anniversary.

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