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By Dale M. King PALM BEACH COUNTY Horace Greeleys famed admonition, Go West, will certainly hold true in South County when voters go to the polls in Tuesdays primary election. The electorate will narrow the field for one House race in the western suburbs and trim the number of Democrats lining up for a November clash that will replace an iconic member of the countys governing board. Democrat Burt Aaronson will hang up his District 5 commission mantle after 20 years on that board the result of term-limit laws. He has thrown his support behind his senior administrative assistant, Mary Lou Berger. She is considered the odds-on-favorite to win the seat because of her familiarity with the area and the districts constituency as well as her Democratic label in an area thats heavy on Ds. Also looking to succeed Aaronson is Steven Meyer, a Democrat who has been endorsed by the Sun Sentinel. A third Democrat, Rick Neuhoff, a marketing consultant from West Boca, is also in the race.BOCA RATON NCCI conducted an educational workshop for the PACE Center for Girls, providing tips and tactics on a variety of work-life aspectsfrom rocking an interview to incorporating healthy food and activities throughout the workday. PACE (Practical Academic Cultural Education) is a notfor-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides girls ages 12 with a multitude of life-skill services. The organiza tion is one that is close to the hearts of many NCCI employees because many have teenagers and understand that a successful career begins with strong life skills and workplace experiences. There are a lot more levels and systems than I thought, said Taylor, 15, who wants to be a neonatal nurse when she graduates from PACE. I really enjoyed hearing people at NCCI talk about their jobs. During their time at NCCI, the 22 young women from PACE participated in teambuilding games including ball toss and balance boards, one-on-one discussions with employees, role playing, presentations, and group exercise led by the director of NCCIs fitness center. I loved the games and the food, and the employees seem really nice, The Boca Raton Tribune for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR.Nearly 400,000 readers! Area Voters Main Focus is on West Boca in Primary Election Tuesday Joshette Ramsay reading the Tribune Young Women From PACE Center Learn Workplace and Life Skills at NCCISend us a picture of you reading The Boca Raton Tribune to pictures@bocaratontribune.comSee Pg.6 See page 3 Notable Games Every Heat Fan Must Circle on their CalendarsSee Pg.29 See Pg.3


2 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Bring YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR The Boca Raton Tribune home with you. RECEIVE THE PAPER from the comfort of your HOME! www.thebocaratontribune.comStay in touch with whats happening in BOCA RATON! Copyright 2012 by The Boca Raton Tribune. All rights reserved by The Boca Raton Tribune. All submissions and published materials are the propery of The Boca Raton Tribune. This publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without express written consent from The Boca Raton Tribune. The publishers reserve the right to edit all submissions and to reject any advertising or copy they regard as harmful to the publications good or deemed to be libelous. The publisher is not responsible for the articles written by its columnists. The publishers are not responsible for typographical errors, omissions or copy or photos misrepresented by the advertiser. Liability shall not exceed the cost of the portion of space occupied by such error or advertising items or information. All editorials are intended to of any individual editorial writer. Signed opinions of the author and not necessarily those of the publisher. The advertiser and/ or the advertising agency is responsible for all content and will assume responsibility resulting from publication of said advertisement in The Boca Raton Tribune.The Boca RatonTribune mailing address: P.O. Box 970593 Boca Raton, FL 33497 Blvd., Suite 212 Boca Raton Fl, 33432 For general information: 561-290-1202 Fax: 561-208-6008Marketing Director Chris Catoggio chris@bocaratontribune.com Account ExecutiveAngelo Lima, Marguax Vickers, Andre HeizerArt Director Marjorie BrandnerPhotographers:Nicole Vickers, Gabriela Heizer Barbara McCormick Video Production Director Klaiton SilvaGraphic Design:Matt Epperson Proud Member of: The friendly community where friends do business with neighbors. INDEXCommunity News Pg.03 Municipal News Page 11 Section B Page 13 Business Page 23 Columnists Pg B7, B8, 22. 24. 27 Games Page 26 Sports Page 29 Quote of the Week:And forsaketh the guide of her youth, Proverbs 2:17 Boca Police Safety TipBoca Raton Police BlotterQ. Is it unlawful to drink alcoholic beverages at city beaches and parks? A. Yes. Boca Raton Ordinance 4.4-1 states that it shall be unlawful for any person to consume an alcoholic beverage of more than 1 percent alcohol content by volume on any public street, sidewalk, right-of-way, park or beach. Crime and safety questions are answered by ocers from the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit www. BocaPolice.com. John Cenatus and Pierre Cenatus were arrested for Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute(9.4 grams) and Possession of Marijuana following a trac stop. Following a trac stop at 7700 N Dixie HWY; Ernso Sincere was arrested for DWLS. John Cenatus and Pierre Cenatus were arrested for Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute(9.4 grams) and Possession of Marijuana following a trac stop. Sometime today, August 7, 2012 between the hours of 0825 and 1500, unknown suspect(s) entered the residential home through an unknown point of entry and retrieved several pieces of jewelry and a watch from the master bedroom. Total estimated value of the loss is $8,000. Crime scene responded and processed the home. Unknown persons entered the victim`s unlocked vehicle, while parked at 300 NE 20th Street, sometime from Satur day, August 4 to Tuesday, August 7. e unknown perpetrators ried through the glove box and center console. Nothing appears missing. A black male juvenile was arrested for possession of marijuana<20 gms following a consensual encounter. NTA and released to parent from the scene. Edition 109 Interns:Guadalupe Monarrez, Gina Onori, Malcolm Shields, Shannon CopelandCOMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Community News For Sale Fine Quality Mens Jackets 18 ne quality designer mens jackets for sale. Sizes 38 to 52. Brands include Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and others. e lot includes two tuxedo jackets. Asking $350 Call 561-966-8454Single Vehicle Crash in Boca Raton Kills DriverBOCA RATON -Officers of the Boca Raton Police Services Departments Traffic Homicide Unit are investigating a fatal crash which occurred on Thursday, August 2, at 1:14 a.m., near the intersection of Verde Trail South and St. Andrews Boulevard. A 1995 Toyota Corolla operated by Jessie Damaris Diaz, 23, of Deerfield Beach, was traveling north on St. Andrews Boulevard approaching the intersec tion of Verde Trail South, police said. Just before it reached the intersection, the Toyota traveled onto the east grass shoulder where it struck a concrete light pole. The driver, and only occupant of the Toyota, died at the scene, said police. Anyone with information regarding the crash should contact Traffic Homicide Investigator Chris Somers at (561) 620-6141.PBSO Rules West Boca Stabbing Death a HomicideBOCA RATON The Palm Beach County Sheriffs office has ruled that the stabbing death of a man Monday, Aug. 6, in West Boca Raton was a homicide. PBSO spokesman Deputy Eric Davis said Anastasio Ca ceres, 25, was stabbed in his lower torso and was taken to West Boca Medical Center by friends. He said the victim was later taken via ground transport to Delray Medical Center where he was pronounced dead by the medical staff at 2:47 a.m. Davis said Caceres was stabbed during an alterca tion in the 22000 block of SW 54th Way. The other man involved was identified only as an unknown black male. The PBSO spokesman said the investigation is open and ongoing.


3 Edition 109 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Community NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Community NewsArea Voters Main Focus is on West Boca in Primary Election Tuesday The winner will face Republican Paul Tocker in the November election. In House District 81 (the former District 78), two men who faced each other before will be going eye to eye again in this revised district that went from a sinuous voting area to a compact location. The incumbent, Steve Perman, a West Boca chiropractor heavily involved in leg islative matters for his trade as well as community activities, will defend his seat against Kevin Rader. Perman has the endorsement of the Palm Beach Post in this contest. Perman and Rader first faced each other in 2008 and Rader won. Two years ago when Rader decided to run for Senate, Perman was elected to House District 78 without a primary or general election opposition while Rader lost to Lizabeth Benaquisto. In the new District 81, Rader is back to take on Perman. The winner faces James Ryan OHara, a Republican, in November. In other races: Former District 22 U.S. Rep. Allen West has jumped to District 18 through redistricting. He faces Robert Crowder in the Republican primary. Jerry Lee Buechler, Jim Horn and Patrick Murphy are seeking the Democratic nod on Tuesday. Winners of the two primaries will face each other and write-in candidate Marilyn Davis Holloman in November. In the new District 22, Democrats Lois Frankel, former mayor of West Palm Beach, and Kristin Jacobs, a former Broward County Commissioner, face each other in the primary. The winner takes on Republican Adam Hasner and write-in candidate W. Michael Trout. Nelson Woodie McDuffie, the mayor of Delray Beach, hopes to unseat Susan Bucher as Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections. He cites his expertise in dealing with complex electronic data bases and software programs. He is an IT manager for the property appraisers office. Bucher cited her efforts to improve the office after the woeful terms of former election supervisors Arthur Anderson and Theresa LePore. While she drew criticism in 2010 when Palm Beach was the last major county in Florida to report gubernatorial election results and for her offices botching of the Wellington elec tion earlier this year, she responded with a promise of new pre-election software tests that should prevent the problem from occurring again. A potential two-incumbent race is shaping up in Senate District 34. In the primary, one incumbent, Ellyn Bogdanoff, faces fellow Republican, Mike Lameyer in Tuesdays election. The winner will face incumbent Democrat Maria Sachs in November, in a race that could gain national headlines. Democrats hope to bring the seat back into that partys fold; the GOP hopes to hang onto the seat Bogdanoff won by a handful of votes in a 2009 special election. For Palm Beach County Sheriff, Ric L. Bradshaw is hoping to outdistance two rivals, Joe Talley and Cleamond Lee Walker, along with write-in candidate Kevin Patrick Coleman. The two top vote-getters face each other in November. For the state Senate seat in District 27, Democrats Mack Bernard and Jeff Clemens are facing each other. A write-in candidate, Travis Genard Harris, also may be running. In state Senate District 25, two members of the GOP, Melanie Peterson and Geoff Sommers, are in a run-off. The winner takes on Democrat Joseph Abruzzo in November. Two general office holders will have their contests virtually decided next week. Incumbent Clerk of Circuit Court Sharon Bock faces Lisa Epstein while Tax Collec tor Anne Gannon is being challenged by Pete Carney. The winner takes on writein candidate Allison Schuler in November.


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5 Edition 109 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Community News Local state Universities, Students Deal With Tuition IncreasesBy: Malcolm Shields One of the gateways to a prosperous life in America has been the ability to obtain a higher education from a university. Over the past two plus decades, the cost of a college education has steadily risen across the nation. The state of Florida has not been immune to the increases. According to a College Board study in 2011, the average cost of tuition and fees at a four-year public university has risen in the United States by 289 percent since the 1991-1992 academic year. In the same time period in the state of Florida, tuition and fees have risen by 279 percent. Despite the increase, Floridas public universities are some of the most affordable universities in the nation in average tuition and fees. I think our university as well as our sister universities in Florida are well aware that we are, cost to education, [on] the lower end in the United States, said Associate Dean of Students at Florida Atlantic University, Terry Mena. We as an institution have worked hard to maintain an affordable education, a quality education for our FAU students. With the recent budget cuts by the Florida State Legislature to all state universities, which totaled $300 million, state universities have had to find other options to make up the difference. In 2009, the State Legislature in Florida passed a bill that allowed state universities to request tuition increases up to 15 percent of the previous academic years tuition rates. The law also allows for tuition increases by universities until the state universities reach the national average in tuition costs. In June, both of South Floridas public universities, Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University, requested and received the maximum 15 percent increase for the upcoming 20122013 academic school year from the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees all 11 public state universities in Florida. FAUs Board of Trustees also elected to raise Activity and Services fees for the upcoming school year. With this past increase in Activity and Services fees, we should not need an increase for the next few years, said Student Body President at Florida Atlantic University, Robert Huffman. Some students have taken the option to enroll at public state community colleges to complete their Associate of Arts degree in lieu of attending the first two years at a state university. The Associate of Arts degree encompasses the first 60 credit hours towards a college degree. The average tuition and fees to attend a two-year state college in the state of Florida is around $3,000, according to the 2011 College Board study. The average tuition and fees at a four-year university in Florida is over $5,500. Palm Beach State College and Broward College both declined to raise tuition on students pursuing an Associate of Arts degree for the upcoming academic year, but both did elect to raise fees. In an effort to show solidarity in understanding the frustration of students over rising tuition and fees, Student Government organizations from Floridas public universities have joined together to share those frustrations to lawmakers at the state capital. We do [an event] called Rally in Tally, where all student body presidents and, as many students as we can get from each university, to go to Tallahassee, said Huffman. We advocate on behalf of students on why investing in our education is important. With the residual effects of a recovering economy, state governments have had to make cuts across the board in the funding that it provides. With higher educa tion in the state of Florida taking a serious hit in reduced funding and the ability that the Florida Board of Governors has in increasing tuition, students attending Floridas public state universities may have to brace for future tuition increases. Student will have to depend more on Federal loans and grants, institutional and private scholarship as well as employment to offset the rising cost of tuition and fees.


6 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BOCA RATON NCCI conducted an educational workshop for the PACE Center for Girls, providing tips and tactics on a va riety of work-life aspectsfrom rocking an interview to incorporating healthy food and activities throughout the workday. PACE (Practical Academic Cultural Education) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides girls ages 12 with a multitude of life-skill services. The orga nization is one that is close to the hearts of many NCCI employees because many have teenagers and understand that a successful career begins with strong life skills and workplace experiences. There are a lot more levels and systems than I thought, said Taylor, 15, who wants to be a neonatal nurse when she graduates from PACE. I really enjoyed hearing people at NCCI talk about their jobs. During their time at NCCI, the 22 young women from PACE participated in teambuilding games including ball toss and balance boards, one-on-one discussions with employees, role playing, presentations, and group exercise led by the director of NCCIs fitness center. I loved the games and the food, and the employees seem really nice, said Crystal, 15. I would consider a job here. NCCI is the nations most comprehensive source of workers compensation information. PACE provides a non-residential delinquency prevention program in 17 loca tions state-wide, targeting the unique needs of females ages 12 to 18 who are identified as dependent, truant, runaway, delinquent, or in need of academic skills. COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL see pics pg. B5Community News THE ORGANIZERClosets-Garages-Oces-Filing Garage Sales-Pack/Unpack Moving Boxes-Holiday DecoratingPaul Jetty 561.596.1069 pauljetty1957@yahoo.com $25 per hour BOCA RATON Boca Festival Days kicks off its second week with Saturdays presentation of Wine & All That Jazz. Its the principal event of Festival orga nizer, the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Upcoming activities include: August 4th 7-9 p.m. Wine & All That Jazz Presented by The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Boca Raton Resort & Club (501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton) Wine & All That Jazz is one of Boca Ratons largest wine tasting parties, held at the Boca Raton Resort & Clubs Mizner Center. Treat yourself to more than 100 fine wine tastings, delectable food provided by Blue Martini, Bogarts Bar & Grill, Deck 84, Maggianos Little Italy, Oceans 234, RED The Steakhouse, Rosso Italia, The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Trulucks and many more, VIP room, fabulous tunes, dancing and exciting Drawing prizes. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Chasity Navarro at cnavarro@bocara tonchamber.com. General Admission $50; VIP Admission $100 For details: Visit www.bocaratonchamber.com/events August 7th 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. FondueRaiser at the Melting Pot Presented by First Citizens Bank and Boca Raton Regional Hospital Lynn Cancer Institute The Melting Pot Restaurant (5455 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton) Drop by for fondue, cocktails or a glass of wine. Funds raised will support local cancer patients directly. The Melting Pot has agreed to donate 30 percent of all proceeds from this event to the Lynn Cancer Institutes League of Ribbons. Reservations are recommended by calling 561-997-7472 or visit online at http://meltingpot.com/boca-raton Please mention Dip for LCI when making your reservations. August 9th 6-8 p.m. 2nd Annual Cocktails for a Cause Presented by Blue Martini and Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC) Blue Martini (6000 Glades Road, Suite C-1380, Boca Raton) This fun-filled happy hour event will benefit JARC Florida and the programs they offer to developmentally disabled adults within the community. Admission includes entrance to a VIP area, (2) drink tickets per person to include: house wine, bottle beer or a premium cocktail. Guests can also utilize their two drinks tickets for (1) specialized martini valued at $12.00. Hand passed appetizers will be offered to guests along with raffles and more. In addition, Blue Martinis happy hour prices will be in effect till 8pm with half-price drinks and appetizers available for purchase. Entry: Advance, discount tickets: $20.00 At Door tickets: $25.00 All tickets include: Admission to private VIP area, hand passed appetizers, (2) drink tickets and more! For tickets: www.jarcfl.org/theprograms/upcoming-events/cocktailscause/ August 10 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Habitats 2012 Mr. Stud Finder Bachelor Auction Presented by Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County and Boca Center Meet South Floridas most eligible and charity-minded singles at Habitats Mr. Stud Finder Bachelor Auction! Help your favorite non-profit raise money to build houses for families in need. At this Boca Festival Days event, guests will enjoy an evening of savory food, signature drinks, and unforgettable entertainment! You dont have to be single to attend, come for the networking and a chance to win great date packages you can use with your partner! If you are single, then bid on one of our handsome Bachelors to win a date unlike any you have been to before. Bring your friends and colleagues to help us end poverty housing! Entry: $25 online and $35 at the door. Ticket prices include hors doeuvres and two drinks at the bar. To purchase tickets directly, visit: http://tinyurl.com/ mrstudfinder August 11 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Health and Fitness EXPO for Whole Family Presented by Youth Operation Fitness in Training YOFIT, Fitwize 4 Kids and Joe DiMaggios U18 Sports Medicine Where: FITWIZE 4 KIDS (9705 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs) U18 Sports will be there talking about how to prevent an injury etc, Coach Henry L. McNabb, co-director of Brandon Knight (NBA Star) skills clinic camp and the owner of Elite Basketball Training will be available to answer all questions and provide the dates for upcoming Basketball Camps. Stations to learn about nutrition, anti-bullying. Dr. Lorne Katz will be present to talk to the parents about obesity in kids and how to prevent it. We will provide information on Body Composition, (Weight, Body Fat & water percentage) for those who would like to know and grow chart for kids. Two football players (Stoker McDougle, Rod Payne) and two boxer champions will be at the event. (Jose Morales 3 times world champion, Ada Velez 7 times world champion) will help by demonstrating exercise for kids and adults. Entry: FREE, donations are welcome For details: (954) 818-3709 August 11th 7-9 p.m. Wine Country Safari Presented by Twin Palms for the Disabled and Glick Family Funeral Home Boca Raton Museum of Art (501 Pla za Real, Boca Raton) Wine, hors doeuvres, raffles and silent auction! Entry: $25 per person or $45 per couple For details: Wendy Friswell at 561391-4874 or e-mail twinpalmscenter@ aol.com August 11th and 18th 2-3:30 p.m. The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum will conduct Guided Tours of the Historic Boca Raton Resort & Club. The tour begins at 2 p.m. on August 11th and 18th. Entry: $15 per person, $10 per person for BRHS members, plus an $11 BRR&C valet parking fee. For details: Contact Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum at (561) 395-6766 ext. 101 for information and required reservations. August 12th 4-7 p.m. PAWty Time for the Tri County Humane Society Presented by the Shoppes at Village Pointe and the Tri County Humane Society Where: The Shoppes at Village Pointe (6018 SW 18th Street, Suite C1, Boca Ra ton) This great event for the entire community will feature pet adoptions, a happy dog contest, pet photography, live bands, dancers, art displays, specialty vendors, great food, a cruise raffle and more! Entry: FREE. For details, visit www. tricountyhumane.org Open for Two Weeks in August Enjoy the 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Exhibit runs from Sunday, August 5 through Sunday, August 19th. Presented by the Wyndham Boca Ra ton Hotel and the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art Where: Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel (1950 Glades Road, Wyndham Way, Boca Raton) Stop by the ballroom at the Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel to view work from some of the areas finest local talent! Please enter through the hotel entrance and follow the signs at any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from August 5th until the 19th. For details: www.bocamuseumartistguild. org/guild-events.htmlBoca Festival Days Continues -with Fun Galore Young Women from PACE Center Learn Workplace and Life Skills at NCCI A group from the PACE Center for Girls


7 Edition 109 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com DELRAY BEACH Delray Medical Center announces the graduation of six nurses who completed their training to become operating room nurses. With the help of Workforce Alliance and Keiser University, Delray Medical Center selected six qualified, interested nurses for the 15-week program. It is the only training program of its type in the area. Mark Bryan, chief executive officer of Delray Medical Center, said he could not be more thrilled with the partnership between Delray and Keiser University. We are always committed to enhancing the wonderful staff we have here at Delray, so by teaming up with Keiser University, we are able to continue this, Bryan said. With the addition of the new nurses, Delray Medical Center now has a total of 37 OR-specialized nurses on staff. Job openings for OR nurses are not easy to fill due to the extensive amount of expertise one would need to assist surgeons with their procedures. However, Chief Nursing Officer Jennifer Chiusano said she remains confident. I am so excited that this program has succeeded and will go on to maintain a steady stream of OR nurses for the hospital, she said. For more than 25 years, Delray Medical Center, a 493-bed acute care hospital, has served the communities of South Palm Beach County. As both a community hospital and Provisional Level I Trauma Center located on a 42-acre medical plaza, Delray Medical Center has the ability to offer several specialized services including cardiac care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, neurosciences, emergency care and more. The hospital is actively involved in community outreach, sponsoring several events, community lectures and fundraisers. Delray Medical Center is also a smoke free campus. COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Community NewsDelray Medical, Keiser University Partner for OR Nurse Training Program FAU Center for Autism Names Two Constituency Board MembersBOCA RATON --Florida Atlantic Universitys Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) has announced the appointments of John Miller and Judi Donoff to its Constituency Board. I am honored to be involved with CARD as I believe in helping children and their families deal with this difficult situa tion, said Donoff. Having lived it, I know how difficult it is to find the proper services for ones child. It is very rewarding to give back to the Boca community in a way that helps other families who find themselves in the same situation as our family. Donoff is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, Canada with a bachelors degree in interior design. Donoffs late stepson, Chase, was diagnosed with autism. His life inspired her work as an advocate for children with special needs. Along with her husband, Craig, she has been instrumental in raising autism awareness within Boca Ratons philanthropic society. She was the honoree of FAU CARDs 2012 Wings of Hope event, which raised more than $42,000. Miller is an FAU alumnus who holds a bachelors degree in political science and a masters degree in special education. After dealing with his own battle of Aspergers syndrome, Miller decided to help others by teaching special needs students. In 2010, he completed a manuscript based on his life and teaching experiences titled, The A Word: My Life with Asperg ers and the World of Autism. In 2011, he was profiled in Autism Spec trum Quarterly and has since begun work on a second manuscript on dating and rela tionships for males with high-functioning autism and Aspergers. Housed in FAUs College of Education, CARD serves as a multidisciplinary learning laboratory for members of the community including FAU undergraduate and graduate students. One of seven such centers in the state, CARD currently serves more than 2,700 clients, most diagnosed with autism and related disorders such as Aspergers syndrome, Rett syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder. CARD acts as a clearinghouse of information, and its services and programs reflect a strong belief in early intervention. The focus of FAU CARD is to optimize the potential of people with autism spectrum disabilities by enabling them to learn, work, communicate and socialize in the community. From left are Bonnie Holley, Doreen Hissey, Mikaela Smith, Wands Phillips, Rene Bisson, Cherle Stanklewicz and Hope Shaw. FAU Continues to Serve as Statewide Administrator for Troops to Teachers ProgramBOCA RATON For a second year, Florida Atlantic Universitys College of Education has been named the grant administrator by the U.S. Department of Defense for the state of Floridas Troops to Teachers program, which provides information and support to soldiers and military veterans who seek to become teachers in Florida. Troops to Teachers is a nationwide program authorized by Congress to recruit and provide support services to veterans who enter the teaching field. Those eligible may receive a $5,000 stipend to pay for certification costs or a $10,000 bonus if they teach for three years in a highneed or a high-poverty school. Troops to Teachers was originally authorized for five years. Due to its success, the program is now in its 18th year. Research indicates that Troops to Teacher participants have skills needed in todays classroom and have higher retention rates than traditional teachers. A study published in the NASSP Bulletin showed students of Troops to Teachers participants have high achievement in reading and math. The study, published by John Jacobs, Ph.D, showed that military personnel who completed advanced military instructor training score higher on a critical teaching skills assessment than traditional teachers. This program has shown that military personnel are a good fit for our classrooms, said Ron Burton, regional direc tor of the Florida and Caribbean region for Troops to Teachers. Military personal have leadership skills gained while serving our nation that they now bring into the classroom, and it works. They have experience working with individuals across all socio-economic categories, and they know how to motivate different individuals to accomplish the assigned task. Joel Herbst, Ed.D., assistant dean of FAUs PreK-12 schools and programs in FAUs College of Education, is the principal investigator for the Troops to Teachers grant. One area of opportunity is the pursuit of related grants to expand distance learning for veterans who are serving active duty overseas or nationally particularly in the areas of middle or high school mathematics, chemistry, physics and geosciences to match state demand. Todays technologies and partnerships offer robust possibilities to support quality learning for military personnel around the globe, said Herbst. FAUs traditionally strong science and engineering programs may meet the interests of veterans who have a desire to teach and who need additional content and distance flexibility. Florida is second only to Texas in the number of Troops to Teachers participants hired. Since its inception in 1994, Florida has placed more than 1,300 Troops to Teachers participants in the classroom. Eligibility requirements vary, but in general, those who have served on active duty or with the National Guard or Selected Reserve with six years of service, or those who were discharged due to service-determined physical disabilities and have separated with an honorable discharge within the last four years may qualify. Military veterans who have retired from the service are also eligible. For more information on Troops to Teachers in Florida, contact Ron Burton at 888-358-7667 or mailto:troopstoteachers@fau.edu. For more information about eligibility, visit www.troopstoeachers.fau.edu. Upcoming Events at Boca ChamberBOCA RATON The following ac tivities are planned by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce: MEMBERSHIP BREAKFAST When: Thursday, August 9 / 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Where: Via Mizner Golf & Country Club (6200 Boca Del Mar Drive, Boca Ra ton) Sponsor: The City of Boca Raton Program: The State of the City, presented by City Manager Leif J. Ahnell GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE at the Chamber When: Thursday, August 9 / 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topic: U.S. Chamber Update on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Speaker: Moore Hallmark, South East Regional Executive Director of the United States Chamber NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION at the Chamber When: Tuesday, August 14 / 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE at the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, 3651 FAU Blvd., Suite 400 When: Wednesday, August 15 / 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. HOW TO WOW at the Chamber When: Thursday, August 23rd/ 8:30 a.m. 10:30a.m., Presented by: Greta Schulz, President & CEO, Schulz Consulting. SMART TALK FOR WOMEN When: Tuesday, August 28th, 11:30am-1:30pm, Ruths Chris Steakhouse, 225 NE Mizner Blvd., Suite 100, Boca Raton. Topic: Wearing too many hats? How can we create balance in our business and home life. Facilitator: Nancy Proffitt, Founder & President of Proffitt Management Solutions.


8 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com All letters to the editor should be sent to: P.O. Box 970593 Boca Raton, FL 33497Dear Dale, Thank you for attending the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerces Wine & All That Jazz! I hope you had a wonderful time with fantastic people, amazing food from the participating restaurants and the Boca Raton Resort & Club and great wines provided by Republic National. I also hope you were one of the lucky winners of the many fabulous raffle prizes. It was a pleasure seeing everyone having a good time and I look forward to seeing you again at next years Wine & All That Jazz. Thanks again for your support and participation, Sincerely, Chasity J. Navarro Events Coordinator Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce To City Manager Leif Ahnell (Copy to Boca Raton Tribune) Hi. I have a suggestion to encourage residents and visitors to enjoy our beautiful city, from Royal Palm Place to Mizner Park. Comfort stations with full time attendants from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. What is your thought on this matter? Sincerely, Flossy Keesely To the Editor: Boca Ballet Theatres 21st annual signature social event, A Princely Affair, will be held Nov. 4 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. This years event will honor special guest, Henrietta Countess de Hoernle, in celebration of her 100th birthday. All proceeds will benefit the many programs of Boca Ballet Theatre. Call 561-995-0709 or visit www.bocaballet.org. Warm regards, Cynthia Terpstra President Boca Ballet TheatreIm shocked! Let me repeat that. Im shocked! My wife and I went to breakfast the other day at Dunkin Donuts. We ordered two reduced fat blueberry muffins, warmed up with butter; an iced coffee for her, a hot coffee for me. When I got the receipt, I saw something that I found very hard to believe. Right on that little piece of paper was written butters, and next to it, cents. As the news editor at my college newspaper used to say, Whats the story here? Am I being told to pay for that smear of butter on the muffins? I didnt ask for an awful lot. And how do you determine the cost of a smear? Maybe I should have gone to Einstein Bagels instead. Well, I asked the girl behind the counter, Is this something new? She said, No, weve been doing it for a long time. I guess this is one of the little perks in life that we used to get for free, but now have to pay for. Remember when you could get free air at a gas station? Do you recall the days when a call to Directory Assistance had no cost? I dont know if every Dunkin Donuts in the world does this, and Im not trying to indict an entire chain based on the actions of one store. But I think a little dab of butter on a muffin is pretty much standard fare and not a luxury. I suppose I could have eaten the muffin without butter which would have pleased my diabetes doctor but I just thought a muffin with butter was sort of a tradition. I hope this additional charge for butter doesnt spread (Yes, pun intended). I have yet to go out for dinner to a restaurant where I was charged extra for the butter that came with the bread. Some Italian restaurants even bring an olive oil concoction or cheese spread for your bread or rolls with no additional fee. Can you imagine the embarrassment of rolling up to a fast-food restaurants drive-thru and having this conversation? Me: Id like a hamburger please. Voice from inside: Do you want that on a bun? Me: Doesnt that come with a bun? Voice from inside: Not any more. The bun is extra 27 cents for each slice. You want it open face? It will save you money. Me: (grumbling), No, Ill pay for the entire bun. Can I get a Diet Coke with that? Voice from inside: You want ice in that Diet Coke? Me: Forget it! A similar thing could happen when you order a pizza. Me: Id like to order a cheese pizza, please. Clerk: Do you want that with tomato sauce? Me: Of course, isnt that what a pizza is all about? Clerk: No, weve decided to make tomato sauce an extra item. Its 27 cents more. Me: Suppose I dont pay for the tomato sauce? Clerk: Then youll just get a big round piece of bread with a hunk of cheese on it. Me: OK, hurry up; I want to get home before it gets cold. Clerk: Oh, you want a HOT pizza. Thats going to cost extra. Me: Forget it! I was trying to imagine how bad this could get if Obamacare comes into the picture. Lets go back to Dunkin Donuts. Me: Hi, Id like a muffin, please. Clerk: Would you like butter on that, sir? Me: How much extra is that going to be? Clerk: Well, if you get the muffin with butter, its 27 cents. If you get the muffin without butter, theres a tax of $2.00. Me: Is that a penalty or a tax? Clerk: Youll have to ask the Supreme Court. EDITORIAL 60 days. letters to the editor.Letter Guidelines By Dale King Letters to the Editor EDITORIALS/LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FLThe Boca Raton TribuneFounded January 15, 2010 DOUGLAS HEIZER, PublisherSKIP SHEFFIELD, MATT BLUESTEIN, CHRIS J. NELSON, LINDA GOVE,CARLO BARBIERI,Business DOUGLAS HEIZER: C.E.ODINI HEIZER: C.O.O. CHRIS CATAGGIO: C.M.0 Our Writers/Reporters and Columnists Editorial DALE M. KING: Editor PEDRO HEIZER: Managing EditorOLEDA BAKER, DIANE FEEN, MIGUEL ANGELO, DENISE RIGHETTI,MIKE GORASANDY HUNTSMAN, SYNESIO LYRA, GERALD SHERMAN, MARC KENT, KAY RENZ, MATT PINEDA,Online Edition PEDRO HEIZER: Editor ANDRE HEIZER: Social Media ANDERSON MANCEBO: Software Engineer Dont Let Dunkin Donuts Butter You Up


9 Edition 109 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com By Douglas HeizerTHOUGHTS FROM THE PUBLISHER EDITORIALS & LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.POSITIVE LIVING Never Despise a Good Idea!It has been suggested that the ultimate adventure on earth is the adventure of ideas. Whether they come from you, or originate from somebody else, give heed to new ideas and never despise them, unless they are out of harmony with reality and morality. Good ideas always serve a beneficial purpose; ideas that turn out to be illegitimate will gradually die a certain death! Nevertheless, whether they flourish or vanish, ideas inevitably have consequences, be they immediate or distant, good or bad, depending on their nature! Never kill any idea which may advance, or be revised, to serve a good purpose. Like roads or rivers, ideas also merge with other ideas. What may be small at first, and appear insignificant to you, may be joined by other insights added, which will give shape and meaning to the original thought. For this reason, author Alex Osborn commented: Every idea should elicit receptivity, if not praise. Even if no good, it should at least call for encouragement to keep trying. You can welcome what others share, while not despising your own creative conceptions. I strongly believe that ideas are for sharing; by this means they can acquire new, significant characteristics as they expand. Your part should be to give ears to the ideas of others as well as total attention to your own. With respect to the latter, you alone can give feet and wings to ideas percolating in your own mind. Allow time for those ideas to mature! Dont dismiss too quickly an idea you may not like, or one you may find impractical at first. Keep it alive, think through it further, and see it re-emerge in better shape, pointing and leading to something worth implementing. Keep in mind, as already stated, that an idea or ac tion may be quickly forgotten, but the results of either may affect not only your immediate environment or current era, but entire generations, whether for good or for ill over a prolonged time! You and every human, are furnished all the tools needed to face any challenge, to confront any situa tion, to develop any seminal idea, to succeed in any endeavor. But once you have any of these, be sure to follow sound instructions as to ensure the results you seek! The outcome should positively affect people both for now and for new generations to come! his education in four of them. When he resided 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. It is said that in a countryside town a group of people was having fun with the fool of the village. A poor soul, of little intelligence, who lived off small jobs and alms. Every day they would call the fool to the bar where they met and offered him a choice between two coins: a large one of $400 and the smaller one, of $2000. He always chose the larger but less valuable one, which was reason for laughs. One day, one of the members of the group called him and asked if he hasnt yet noticed that the larger coin was worth less. I know the fool answered. It is worth 5 times less, but the day I choose the other one, the game will be over and I will not get any coins anymore. We can draw several conclusions from this small narrative. The first: The one that looks like a fool, is not always the fool The second: Who were the real fools of the story? The third: If you are greedy, you will end up spoiling your source of income. But the most interesting conclusion is: the perception that we might be fine, even when others dont have a good opinion about us. Therefore, what matters is not what others think about us, but who we really are. The greatest pleasure of an intelligent man is playing the fool on a fool who plays intelligent. Worry more about your conscience than your reputation. Because your conscience is what you are, and your reputation is what others think about you. And, what other thinks about you. it is their problem I dont know who the author of this text is. I cop ied from friend on the internet. Dear friends, I will love to hear from you any story like this Ive enjoy this moment a couple of times in my life! To be honest, this is happening at this moment with one of the things I am involved in. Im only enjoying the moment. Have a great week, God Bless you. P.S. WELCOME BACK GERALD SHERMAN !Tale of a Fool The greatest pleasure of an intelligent man is playing the fool on a fool who plays intelligent.


10 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BOCA RATON -Sugar Sand Park Community Center has announced the First Annual Shriek Week Film Festival for young filmmakers ages 6-17. Shriek Week is the Community Centers annual Halloween event, taking place from October 24-27. This year, the event will include several new fea tures, including the Film Festival. Young filmmakers are invited to submit a short, scary film of any type film, stop motion, animated and/or music video to the Community Center. A panel will select up to 28 films to premiere in the Willow Theatre during Shriek Week and prizes will be awarded to winning films. Leading up to the Sept. 15 entry deadline, the Community Center is partnering with Directors Cut to offer one day workshops to help exp. Each focuses on one theme: Reel Film, Stop Motion or Claymation. Workshops cost $75 per participant daily and are for young directors who already have some post-production experience. Briann Harms, Recreation Center Supervisor III at Sugar Sand Park, said several hundred children have already taken one of the many workshops and weeklong camps offered by Directors Cut at the Community Center over the last few years. The kids who are involved in the filmmaking classes here do some really amazing short films; we wanted to incorporate some of this local talent into our most popular special event, Shriek Week, so that these filmmakers get a chance to showcase their films to a much wider audience. Harms says films should be scary, suspenseful, about Halloween, or a combination, but suitable for all ages. For the entry forms and full rules, visit www.SugarSandPark.org/shriekweek. To check out the workshops, visit http://www.sugarsandpark.org/ children-and-teen-programs For more information, call the Community Center at tel:561.347.3900 or visit the website at Hwww.SugarSandPark.org.BOCA RATON -The new Maternity TrackerTM and Babys First Year fea tures on West Boca Medical Centers mobile app may not be able to get rid of your food cravings during pregnancy or keep you awake for a three a.m. feeding, but they can help moms-to-be and new mothers juggle all the responsibilities that come with expecting and taking care of a baby. The new features are being added to the hospitals existing app that currently includes a mobile web browser to view the hospitals emergency room wait time, map and directions, list of frequently called numbers, health data page, first aid guide, health library, and physician finder. The hospitals app is powered by WorldLink, and available as a free download for iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Android and BlackBerry products. In this advanced technological world we live in, this is just another way for new families to get information at their fingertips that can help them care for their baby, said Mitch Feldman, chief executive officer of West Boca Medical Center. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to connect with our patients to make sure they know we are here to help them every step of the way. Expectant moms dont need to tote a heavy pregnancy book around or write things down on a calendar. The Maternity Tracker feature includes: due date. tracker. throughout pregnancy. Closer to your due date, you also can use the contraction timer that allows you to rate the severity of contractions, and the labor section that shows the stages of labor, relaxation and breathing techniques, delivery methods, and guidance about when to seek immediate attention. New mothers also have a variety of helpful information at their fingertips, such as a breastfeeding guide, tips for childproofing your home and facts about solid foods for baby. To download the hospital app for your iPhone, iPad or iTouch, visit the iTunes Store from your mobile device. For your Android mobile device, visit the Android Market and for your BlackBerry device, visit the BlackBerry App World. West Boca Medical Center offers ma ternity care that includes a level III neonatal intensive care unit, and spacious private labor, delivery, and recovery suites that are designed to look and feel like the comforts of home. COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Wayne Barton Center to Sponsor Annual Back to School Jam BOCA RATON Its almost time for students to get back to class for the new academic year. With that in mind, the Wayne Barton Study Center and the Boca West Foundation are helping thousands of children in need to prepare for school days that begin in Palm Beach County on Aug.20. Barton will hold his annual Back to School Jam Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wayne Barton Study Center, 269 NE 14th St., Boca Raton. The Back to School Jam will ensure that all children are afforded an opportunity to have backpacks, school supplies and health exams that include physicals, immunizations and eye exams and vital information provided by various organizations within the community. Wayne Barton CEO and founder of the study center, said, We worry about what a child will become tomorrow yet we forget that he/she is someone today. He said many children began the first day of school without the basic necessities to have a successful academic year due to the familys inability to provide the resources that are required by many school districts; in essence they are behind before school even begins. Every child who attends the Jam will receive a grade appropriate backpack filled with the required school supplies; haircuts and hairstyles, sports physicals and eye exams. Food, music and games will also be provided. Call 561-620-6203 for informa tion. Bartons Boosters Inc. is the vision behind The Wayne Barton Study Center, he said. We focus on the health, welfare and education of children in Palm Beach County and the surrounding areas. Barton is on a mission to improve aca demic achievement for students by developing and implementing educational programs at his study center. He wants to ensure that no child is without the proper tools needed to succeed, not only in the classroom but in their everyday lives. High school graduation is the expecta tion of the study center; a college educa tion is the goal.Community News Sugar Sand Park Invites Filmmakers to Submit Entries for Debut of Shriek Week Film Festival App from West Boca Medical Center Helps Keep Expectant and New Moms Up-to-date bocaratontribune.com


11 Edition 109 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BOCA RATON The city of Boca Raton is linking arms with the nation of Brazil. A contingent of Boca citizens and officials visited Miami Tuesday to gather with representatives from the South American country. The aim is to link local businesses, schools and job creating engines with others in Brazil. It was excellent, City Councilwoman Constance Scott said of the session. It was wonderful to meet with the ambassador and diplomats. Scott was part of the group along with Mayor Susan Whelchel, Jon Kaye of Kaye Communications, Boca Raton Tribune Publisher Douglas Heizer, The Oxford Groups Carlo Barbieri and Palm Beach Convention & Visitors Bureaus Rodrigo Trujillo which met with the Ambassador Consul General of Brazil Helio Vitor Ramos and Deputy Consul Consulate General of Bra zil Fernando Mendonca De Magalhaes Arruda. They discussed various plans for a Brazilian connection. Boca already has a major event planned to appeal to the Brazilian population of South Palm Beach and Broward counties. On Sept. 7, the ongoing Friday Night LIVE series will celebrate Brazilian Independence Day with a festival in and around Sanborn Square. JM Lexus has been sponsoring the series held the first Friday of each month, promoting the restaurants and shops in downtown Boca and giving residents a chance to enjoy the food, arts and entertainment. This event will really be spectacular, said Councilwoman Scott, who also chairs the citys Community Redevelopment Agency, which deals with projects in the downtown section of Boca Raton. In particular, she said she was very appreciative to Doug [Heizer] for all the meetings and lunches we have had to plan to event. Rolling out the welcome mat to the thousands of event-goers on Sept. 7 will be many downtown Boca ambassadors, including Rotary Club of West Boca volunteers who are fluent in Portuguese. They will be stationed throughout the event at the Downtown Boca Welcome Center conveniently located in the heart of the festivities. Participating businesses will extend hours with special sidewalk tastings, samplings, trunk shows, dining specials, menu items and discounts and late night after parties at area pubs and clubs will be held for exploring and enjoying the destination, from Mizner Park to Royal Palm Place, including the signature collection of shops and boutiques, restaurants and galleries along Palmetto Park Road and Plaza Real South. Scott also noted that the city, several months ago, decided to seek out a Sister City relationship with a community in Brazil. Officials from that country will work with Boca to find a community to partner with, she said. Municipal NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Municipal News Boca Police Snap up Three Suspects for Thefts at Victorias Secretsee pics pg. B5 Boca Raton Linking Arms with Brazil BOCA RATON Boca Raton police on Friday, July 27, arrested three suspects in connection with a theft of some $9,000 worth of merchandise from the Victorias Secret Store at the Town Center at Boca Raton mall, police said. About 4:40 p.m., officers responded to a report of a retail theft. Officers and detectives met with Victorias Secret loss prevention manager who had called police as the theft was happening. Her described the theft, the merchandise that was taken, police said, and gave a detailed description of the suspects. The manager said two male suspects got away in a Nissan Sentra and the female suspect got into a Cadillac Escalade. Officers located the suspects at a nearby gas station and identified them as Danny Torreira, 21, and Leonidas Herrera, 24, both of Miami Gardens, and Michelle Feliciano, 42, of Pembroke Pines. According to police, Feliciano told officers that Herrera was her nephew, but denied any involvement in a theft. Torreira refused to speak with officers. Police said Herrera admitted to officers that the three of them would work in concert stealing merchandise using a booster bag. The loss prevention manager identified the three suspects as those who stole the merchandise. Herrera admitted to committing two previous thefts with Feliciano; one on May 25th and the other on July 19th. Officers recovered more than $9,000 in stolen merchandise from the Nissan Sentra, which was rented by Feliciano. Detec tives charged Herrera and Torreira with grand theft and using an anti-shoplifting device. Feliciano was charged with grand theft and distracting a merchant during the offense. Feliciano and Herrera were also charged in the earlier crimes, with two counts of retail theft and two counts of conspiracy to commit retail theft. If anyone has information about these crimes or similar crimes, they are asked to call Detective James Giumenta at (561) 338-1303. From left: Constance Scott, Ambassador Consul General of Brazil Helio Vitor Ramos, and Mayor Susan WhelchelPULSE Group Gets Some Coaching From New FAU Grid CoachMembers of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerces PULSE group got a little coaching recently from the new head football coach at Florida Atlantic University. Guest speaker at the meeting was Carl Pelini, successor to retired Coach Howard Schnellenberger. He discussed the philosophy of success. The breakfast meeting for members of PULSE (Persons under 40 united for leadership, service and empowerment) was held at FAU.


12 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com MUNICIPAL East/West Boca Raton, FL Municipal News Boca Glades Baptist Church presents An Evening withKathy Troccoli Bring a friend and enjoy this inspirational evening with a Dove award-winning, Grammy nominee, singer/songwriterTickets: $15 or 2 for $25Men & Women WelcomedOrder tickets at www.bocaglades.org or call 561.483.422810101 Judge Winiko Road Boca Raton, FL 33428 Immigration Measure Will Help Certain Eligible ImmigrantsBy: Ingrid Domingues-McConville As many of you already know, on June 15, 2012 Secretary Napolitano issued the announcement that a new deferred action measure would go into effect immediately for certain eligible young people. This new measure is not a law and should be taken as new legislation. It will allow those eligible to apply for employment authorization and receive the benefit for a period of two years, which may be renewed. It is important to note that each case will be individually evaluated to determine eligibility. It is expected that on August 15, 2012 the Immigration will release all the details and instructions on how to file for this special measure. The following are important aspects of this measure and should be taken into consideration: proceedings as well as those who are not, may be eligible to file. Immigration Service for the filing. migration Service along with the filing fee of US$465.00 vestigation and furnish biometrics in accordance with the Immigration Services requirements. Service prior to August 15, 2012, any petitions sent in prior to August 15th will be rejected. The community must also be cautious as to who they select to assist them with this process. Please keep in mind that only licensed attorneys may give legal advice. If you would like to confirm that an individual is a licensed attorney in the State of Florida you can do so by going to the Florida Bar site at www.floridabar.org. Finally, below are the eligibility requirements for those who would like to file under this measure: of 16; States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time; 15, 2012; 2012 or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012; ceived a certificate of completion from high school, obtained a general educational development certificate (GED), or that you are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or U.S. Armed Forces; and filing, if you have never been in removal proceedings or if your case was terminated before your request. This will be a historic moment for those young people who will be eligible. You can begin getting ready by gathering the proof you will need to establish your eligibility such as copies of all your personal documents, school records, income tax return records, medical records, bank records, etc... For more information contact your attorney or you can contact our offices at: (954) 489-0009 or at the following emails:usvisalawyers@aol. com or Ingrid@dmlawfl.com Good Luck! Ingrid Domingues-McConville, Esq. Domingues-McConville, P.A. 5353 North Federal Highway, Suite 209 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308Lynn University Enrollment Numbers Swell, Led by 49 Percent Increase in International StudentsBOCA RATON -Just weeks before the 2012-2013 semester begins on Aug. 27, Lynn University is projecting an increase in enrollmentwith international students representing one of the largest areas of growth. The increase in international students is great timing since they will be part of a historic event that will help them better understand the American political process, said HYPERLINK http://www.lynn.edu/about-lynn/campusdirectory/GFowles Gareth Fowles, vice president of enrollment management, referring to the presidential debate to be held on Lynns campus Oct. 22. They will have a unique perspective that can add a lot to the value of the university hosting the debate. Although the final enrollment numbers are not available until drop/add is complete in early September, assuming current numbers continue to increase, final enrollment of international students will be the best on record. As of July 31, the number of completed international applications is up 19 percent. Lynn anticipates its international student enrollment will increase by some 49 percent compared to fall 2011. The previous high for international students was 126 in 2005. Top nations represented in order by citizenship are Colombia, Saudi Arabia, China, Mexico, Italy, Canada, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ecua dor and Spain. Lynn University has enjoyed a high percentage of international students for yearslast year the school was ranked number four in the United States for the percentage of international students by U.S. News & World Report. Weve always focused on international student recruitment as part of our admissions strategy, but I also think the news about Lynn hosting the debate in the international media may have helped increase our name recognition, Fowles said. Their presence on campus exposes American students to different cultures and beliefs which enhance the exchange of ideas in the classroom, a key tenet to our core curriculum, the Dialogues of Learning. This exchange will be greatly enhanced in the more than 80 debate-related classes the school will roll out for students this semester. The growth in international students is one of the more dramatic increases for Lynns incoming class which currently available numbers show will likely be the largest class since 2007. As of July 31, the number of completed overall applications increased 14 percent over 2011. The top majors are business, sports management, psychology, communication, media and politics, fashion management and hospitality. The state of California has seen the greatest increase in prospective students. Our growth in first-time students is a credit to the collaborative efforts between the admissions office and faculty members, Fowles said. Our faculty put a great effort into meeting prospective students, talking to them on the phone and answering their questions throughout the application process. This is large factor in our continued success.


13 Edition 109 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BOCA RATON, FL (July 31, 2012) Downtown Boca will be this years premier hotspot for celebrating Brazilian Independence Day on Friday, September 7th as Boca and Brazil Meet to Celebrate the Brazilian Beat as part of the destinations popular monthly Friday Night LIVE! series presented by JM Lexus. Held at Downtown Bocas Sanborn Square in partnership with the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, Caf Brasil 88.9 FM, the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Boca Tribune, Rotary Club of West Boca Raton and others, the free and open-to-the-public festivities will feature award-winning singer Rose Max and fan-favorite Batuke Samba Funk within its jam-packed schedule that includes a Capoeira and Carnival show and Zumba demonstration, DJ Fred, displays of art, vibrant fashion and more alongside delicious Brazilian grab and go cuisine served up curbside by the Gourmet Truck Expo. The Friday Night LIVE! activities begin at 6:00 p.m. at Sanborn Square, 72 N. Federal Highway (one block north of Palmetto Park Road) with Gourmet Truck Expo dining, a spirited Zumba demonstration and DJ Fred followed by a procession of Capoeira dancers and Carnival drummers and dancers. Showtime starts at 7:30 p.m. as Batuke Samba Funk, a unique collective of musicians from Brazil and Miami, takes the stage to perform the classic samba/soul sound originating in Rio de Janiero in the late 1960s. The group combines the percussive grooves of Brazilian samba with the funk rhythms of American legends like James Brown and Earth, Wind & Fire. Batuke Samba Funk was founded in 2008 by bassist extraordinaire Diogo Olivera and fea tures a revolving cast of the very finest musicians playing guitars, bass, drums, vocals and Afro-Brazilian percussion. As a signature element of the show, the band will erupt into a samba jam session using traditional Brazilian drums as well as recycled objects such as cans, buckets and scrap metal to create a joyous carnival atmosphere. The nights entertainment culminates with the performance of South Floridas favorite Brazilian singer, Rose Max and her mesmerizing guitarist Ramatis Moraes. They will be firing up the streetside dance floor with authentic, classic samba music inspired by the nightclubs of Rio de Janiero accompanied by a pulsating band and a lively percussion section. Maxs talent and performance has earned her several Miami New Times Best of awards as well as three Brazilian International Press Awards. Rolling out the welcome mat to the thousands of event-goers, Downtown Boca ambassadors, including Rotary Club of West Boca volunteers who are fluent in Portuguese, will be stationed throughout the event at the Downtown Boca Welcome Center See page B8A Star Ballerina Returns to BocaENTERTAINMENT See page B6 The Boca Raton Tribune B Sectioncontinued on pg.B2 B Boca Life & Arts FOOD REVIEW See page B6Spring Lunch at Capital Grille Delicious! August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts HEALTHY LIVINGProtena from Whey Brazilian Independence Day Takes The Stage in Downtown Boca


14 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com B2 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts Section B Brazilian Independence Day Takes The Stage in Downtown Bocaconveniently located in the heart of the festivities. Participating businesses will extend hours with special sidewalk tastings, samplings, trunk shows, dining specials, menu items and discounts and late night after parties at area pubs and clubs will be held for exploring and enjoying the destination, from Mizner Park to Royal Palm Place, including the signature collection of shops and boutiques, restaurants and galleries along Palmetto Park Road and Plaza Real South. Brazilian Independence Day Celebra tion Takes Stage In Downtown Boca September 7th/2/2/2/2 Visitors are encouraged to come early, stay late...where something for everyone awaits as thousands have done for previous Friday Night LIVE! events that have featured Tito Puente, Jr. and his Latin Jazz ensemble; Chris MacDonald, the ultimate Elvis tribute artist; the CountryTown Garth Brooks Tribute Show and line danc ing; Florida Panthers Patrol Red Zone Night; and City Links Boca Beerfest. Free parking for Friday Night LIVE! Brazilian Beat is available at City Hall (201 West Palmetto Park Road), the Downtown Library (200 Northwest Boca Raton Boulevard), and other locations downtown where event signage is featured. To extend event-goer celebration through the weekend for more time to explore Downtown Boca and surrounding areas, the shopping/dining/entertainment destination and the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau are teaming up with area hotels to offer soon to be announced special discounted Stay & Play room rates for the Brazilian Beat weekend. We look forward to welcoming thousands from South Florida, some for the first time, to Downtown Boca to enjoy the Brazilian Beat festivities, said Boca Raton Downtown Manager Ruby Childers. It will be a great night of celebrating, danc ing, dining, and exploring all there is to see and do in Downtown Boca. In working with our programming and media partners, we expect a memorable evening. She added that the Friday Night LIVE! presented by JM Lexus on October 5, 2012 will have a Community & Culture theme and kick off a series of programing related to American Stories As Told Through The Cultural Arts with the backdrop of the upcoming presidential debate to the area. Future Friday Night LIVE! series dates* and themes* planned, include the following; unless noted, all evenings are free and begin with festivities at 6:30 p.m. and live entertainment to take the stage at 7:30 p.m.: October 5th Community & CultureMizner Park Amphitheater November 2nd Kids Night In, Parents Night OutSanborn Square December 7th Holiday SoundsSanborn Square *Themes subject to change. Most series events are free. For more information and event details, visit www.downtownboca.org DowntownBoca.Org regularly or call 561-3677070. To become a Downtown Boca event sponsor, contact Jon Kaye, Kaye Communications at jkaye@kcompr.com or 561-3925166.David Shelley and BluestoneBy: Gina Onori On Friday, July 20, David Shelley and Bluestone put on an outstanding performance at The Funky Biscuit in the heart of Royal Palm Place. Music is my whole life, said Shelley as his long blonde hair flowed effortlessly under his black cowboy hat. I grew up with a mother who is a singer, a grandfather who is a songwriter, and a father who is in the music business. The band consists of bassist Charles Gasber, guitarist Dave Scott, drummer John Yarling, percussionist Raul Hernandez, and Singer and guitarist David Shelley. However, for tonights performance guitarist Jimmy Powers and Billy Vasquez were filling in for Hernandez and Scott. The performance was astounding. Infa mous hits such as War Party and Im Ready were performed. Bodies swayed back and forth, toes tapped, and couples ignited the dance floor. David Shelley and Bluestone is as far from lackluster as one could possibly get. The most rewarding thing about what I do is seeing people enjoy dancing and smiling at my shows, said Shelley as his bright blue eyes pierced through his thick pink skin. About ten people have become couples at my gigs within the past few years and have actually gotten married. Ever since the third grade, Shelley knew that music was his destination. Shelley has had various inspirations throughout his career such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Jimmi Hendrix, and Muddy Waters. Shelley has played with famous artists such as Cher who he worked on 5 videos with. In 2007 Shelley represented the South Florida Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenesse. After competing with nearly 160 bands worldwide he made it to the top 10 finalists. As a lyricist Shelley writes his own songs, often collaborating with his brother. He derives lyrics from past experiences and taps into his heart to create new and creative music. Blues has a soulful energy that moves me, said Shelley with a wide enthusiastic smile. Being a white kid you have to try extra hard, he laughed. Shelley is currently in the studio working on another album, yet to be titled. It will be available to the public by the end of September. Until then, make sure to catch his some of his live shows. You can find out where at: www.davidshelleyandbluestone.com


15 Edition 109 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BOCA RATON -Parade Produc tions has announced the schedule for its 2012-2013 season. Boca Ratons newest theatre company has two productions planned for its second season. Michael McKeever will star in Joe Mantellos adaptation of David Sedaris The Santaland Dia ries, and McKeevers collection of short plays, The Whole Caboodle, will run for four weeks in February. Both plays will be produced at the Studio Theatre at Mizner Park. Parade Productions debuted solidly last winter with an entirely sold out run of Donald Margulies Brooklyn Boy. Last season we took a leap of faith, and the community followed right behind us, said Candace Caplin, the companys executive producer and the driving force behind Parade Produc tions. Weve had tremendous support, and were grateful. People have asked us to continue bringing more, quality theatre to Boca Raton, and thats just what were going to do. Were excited about how weve begun, and where our partnership with the community is going. This year, Caplin added, our focus is on humor, and with Michael McKeever, weve got the best. From Dec. 13-23, McKeever will star in The Santaland Diaries, the oneperson performance piece written by humorist David Sedaris and adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello. This show relates Sedaris own experiences as he reluctantly worked as an elf in Macys Christmastime Santaland display, offering a behind-the-scenes look at how department stores manufacture Christmas spirit. And from Feb. 2-24, audiences will discover what Stephen Sondheim, Abe Lincoln, munchkins and ambivalent lesbians have in common as they all get the McKeever touch in The Whole Caboodle, the playwrights collection of some of his most celebrated short plays. Along with McKeever himself, Pa rade Productions has assembled a topnotch cast: Elena Maria Garcia, Jac queline Laggy, Clay Cartland, Casey Dressler and Candace Caplin. Both shows will be directed by Kim St. Leon. Michael McKeever, who recently won a Carbonell Award for Best New Work for his play, Stuff, explores every aspect of the human condition in his work, which incorporates a wide variety of styles and subject matter. He has also been honored with an NEA Residency Grant (New Theatre, Miami) and has been a 3-time finalist for Humana Fests nationally renowned Heideman Award. He is the recipient of three Carbonell Awards; four Curtain Up Awardsand two Florida Individual Artist Fellowships. Six of his plays have been produced at City Theatres Summer Shorts Festival in Miami. He has been a finalist several times at both the Key West Theatre Festival and the Sarasota Festival of New Plays. He is also an awardwinning actor and designer. He resides in South Florida and is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Actors Equity. Parade Productions is a not-for profit theatre company whose mission is To produce high quality theatre experiences that entertain, enlighten, inform, uplift, and inspire audiences, sending them home with new thoughts, insights, questions, and ideas. Tickets to both shows are $35, or $30 for groups of 15 or more. A special two-show package price of $30 per ticket is also available. They are available at: www.paradeproductions.org or by calling 866-811-4111. BOCA RATON A Princely Affair kicks off Boca Ballet Theatres 20122013 season. Each year, this social event attracts more than 400 people to the Great Hall of the Boca Raton Resort & Club for a memorable afternoon of dining, dance and prizes. This years luncheon and performance will be held Sunday, November 4 and begins at noon with a mimosa social hour, raffle prizes and silent auctions. Henrietta Countess de Hoernle will be an honored guest and Boca Ballet Theatre students from the Countess de Hoernle Center for Dance will perform in celebra tion of her 100th birthday. Special guest artists this year will be Matthew Dibble and Ashley Bouder. Dibble, who began his career with the Royal Ballet in London, founded K-Ballet in Japan. For the past several years he has worked with legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp, who asked him to star in her most recent production, the Broadway musical Come Fly Away. A principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Bouder has performed an impressive number of leading roles in NYCB produc tions such as George Balanchines The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Stars and Stripes and Swan Lake. She has also been a guest artist on the international circuit, dancing the title role in Giselle with Rome Opera Ballet and in Don Quixote with the Kirov. A Princely Affair includes a grand-prize raffle for a 7-night cruise for two sponsored by Boca Raton Travel & Cruises and Royal Caribbean International. Giuliano and Judy Lorenzani, owners of Boca Raton Travel & Cruises, have sponsored the grand-prize raffle for A Princely Affair almost since the events inception 21 years ago. Boca Ballet Theatre productions this year will include The Nutcracker Presented by Marleen Forkas in memory of her late husband, Harold (November 23-25, 2012), Romeo & Juliet (March 22-24, 2013) and Return to Russe (August 3-4, 2013). All performances will be held at Olympic Heights High Schools Performing Arts Center Tickets for A Princely Affair are $90 per adult, $45 for children 13 and under. Call 561-995-0709 or visit www.bocaballet. org. All proceeds will benefit the many programs of Boca Ballet Theatre. Edition 109 B3 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts Section BParade Productions Announces 2012-2013 Season, Tapping Award-Winning Playwright Michael McKeeverBoca Ballet Theatres 21st Annual Princely Affair to Honor Countess 100th Birthday Michael McKeever Ashley Bouder and Matthew Dibble in Stars and Stripes (Choreography by George Balanchine The George Balanchine Trust)More than Meets the Ear By: Gina Onori On Saturday, July 28 over 70 artists played under the scorching sun at the Vans Warped Tour in The Cruzan Amphitheater of West Palm Beach, FL. A few of the bands included in the lineup were: Lostprophets, Yellowcard, Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, All Time low, Senses Fail, Mayday Parade, We The Kings, Of Mice and Men, The Green, G-Eazy, Mod Sun, Kosha Dillz, and many more. These bands are all tied together in their love of music and the experience of being a full time musician. The trials and tribulations of life on the road, all of the ups and the downs help to foster a greater love for music and its lifestyle. For Lostprophets and many other bands that played this was not their first time at Warped Tour. The excitement of fans and life on the road keeps them coming back. My home is on the road, said lead singer Austin Carlile from Of Mice and Men after his powerful performance in which he created three walls of death. When I go home that is my vacation, and that to me feels weird. If Im on vacation too long I feel like I am not being productive. My bus is my home. Some people jump into this and arent ready, while other people like me absorb it live it and love it. However, for certain inexperienced bands, bus life is a new and unfamiliar encounter. Warped tour is really exciting, said drummer Danny Stalkman from Phonecalls From Home. I always went to Warped Tour as a kid and thought it would be really cool to play at someday. It is so amazing that I have the chance to now. Despite their varying level of experience, one thing they all have in common is their infatuation, dedication, and attachment towards music. Someone asked me the other day if I would rather be deaf or blind, said Carlile from Of Mice and Men. I would definitely rather be blind. Music to me is indescribable. It is raw emotion. Musicians use music to create something artistic and moving, it is emotional and beautiful; it is art and I could not live without it. It is vital that these artists have a means of self-expression in which they can convey themselves creatively. Clearly music must be what they eat, sleep, and breathe if they wish to ac quire any level of success. Everything I do and look forward to is based on music, said John Baker from The Groundbreaking Ceremony. For us it permeates everything we do. There is not a moment in my day that I do not think about what I can do to further the band. I am always thinking about what new record I really like and what I want to listen to and write. Telling me to stop music would be the same scenario as telling someone not to breathe, it is impossible. Music is a lifestyle. The music industry is not only an obsessive compulsive mindset, but it is also about dedica tion to achieve success in any circumstances. Not only do you have to work hard, said rapper Kosha Dillz, but you need another six or seven people to work hard with you for that one pay day that are all serious about the music industry. As for rapper G-eazy, life on the road is exhilarating yet up keeping. He explains how he has been on tour for 6 weeks now, and must wake up early to contribute his music every day. These people have not seen you for six weeks straight, said G-eazy. No matter what is going on in your world that day you still have to go out there and give it your all. It is easy to take things for granted, you start to adjust. But if I am having a bad day I remind myself, yo theres a small crowd out there today but that means theres that many people that gave a [explicit] about me. The music industry is more than meets the ear. With it come abundant creation, exertion, and adversity. For numerous musicians this is something they are prepared for and relish, for others it is not. At the end of the day I feel a tremendous amount of productivity and accomplishment, said keyboardist Dave from Echo Movement. I couldnt be happier to do it, so feel free to brutalize me with music.


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17 Edition 109 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com GALLERY 22320 ESPLANADE #53 Royal Palm Place Boca Raton, FL 33432Store #53Photo by Denise Felice GET REAL!Signature Linewww.yaacovheller.com 561.347.1677 GLADES MEDICAL GROUP Services Include: Medicare + Most Insurances www.CampPalmetto.com 561-852-3690$50 Multiple Session Discount AvailableFor addl Registration info visit us onlineRegister online or in person Registration Mon., May 7 & May 21 6:30pm-7:30pm www.CampPalmetto.com Crafts Field TripsVideo Session 1: June 13-July 6 (no camp July 4) Session 2: July 9-Aug.3 Times: 9am-4pm Pre Camp: 8-9am Post Camp: 4-5:45pm Edition 109 B5 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts S P O T L I G H T Section BNCCI employees and the PACE Center for the Girls NCCI employees and the PACE Center for the Girls Michelle Moss, NCCI graphic designer and a couple of the PACE Center for Girls Young Women from PACE Center Learn Workplace and Life Skills atNCCIInternational Business Expo draws large crowd to Renaissance Hotel Toojays Gourmet Deli setup Ruths Chris Steak House display Verizon Wireless table L-R: Helio Vitor Ramos, Constance Scott, Susan Whelchel. L-R: Constance Scott, Helio Vitor Ramos, Susan Whelchel. L-R: Rodrigo Trujillo, Douglas Heizer, Constance Scott, Helio Vitor Ramos, Susan Whelchel, Carlo Barbieri, Jon Kaye. Boca Raton Linking Arms with Brazil


18 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Welcome back, Sarah Smith! Sarah is a professional dancer with New Yorks American Ballet Theatre (ABT) but she got her start in Boca Raton at Boca Ballet Theatre (BBT) and Harid Conservatory. Sarah has returned to guest a number of times with BBT. Most recently she was in the annual production of The Nutcracker. Sarah has also guest-starred in Giselle, Romeo & Juliet and La Baya dere at BBT. She is back this weekend to star as Swanhilda in E.T.A. Hoffmans Coppelia. Playing her boyfriend Franz is fellow ABT professional, Gary Davis. Directed by BBT co-founder and co-ar tistic director Dan Guin, Coppelia will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 and 2 p.m. Sunday Aug. 6 in the Florida Atlantic University Theatre. Based on Hoffmans The Sandman, Coppelia is a light-hearted tale of a boy, a girl, and a girl who is actually a doll miraculously brought to life. BBT co-found ers Dan Guin and Jane Tyree danced the roles of Franz and Swanhilda a number of times in their dancing career. Tickets are $35 adults and $25 for seniors and children. Call 561-995-0709 or visit www.bocaballet.org. Queen of Versailles a Materialistic Horror Show Wretched excess: we see a lot of it in South Florida in tasteless, oversized McMansions with expensive cars in the garages and pushy, pretentious people in residence. There is no wretched excess quite like that depicted in The Queen of Versailles, a film documentary by Lauren Greenfield, shot largely on location in Orlando, Florida. It is there that David Siegel and his former beauty queen wife Jackie plan to build the largest private residence in the USA. Versailles is what this 90,000 square-foot, 30 bedroom 19-bath monster is called. It is about as genuine as the ersatz Eiffel Tower on the Las Vegas strip. Queen of Versailles is not just about a giant house. It is about the vacuous, dis gustingly materialistic people who would be its inhabitants. David and Jackie Siegel were riding high when filming began in 2007. David is founder and CEO of Westgate, the largest timeshare company in the world. Timesharing, which some prefer to call interval ownership, allows people of lesser means to at least temporarily live out their vacation fantasy dreams. Founded in 1980, the cornerstone of Westgate is easy credit. Siegel learned of the timeshare concept and perfected it into an art of high-pressure convincing ordinary people to live beyond their means. David Siegel actually brags that it was he who got George W. Bush elected President in Florida, and not necessarily by legal means. It was that administrations loose credit policies that led to a day of reckoning and the crash of 2008. Credit dried up. Adjustable-rate mortgages adjusted upwards and banks called in debts. David Siegel was caught in the cross hairs of the credit crisis. While his wife and eight kids blithely went about their free-spending ways, David was working overtime trying to salvage his empire. Much of Queen of Versailles plays like a dark comedy as we watch this once super-rich family squirm and try to adjust to a more ordinary reality. To me it is more of a horror movie about what is worst about America. David Siegel sued the filmmakers for defamation of character because the film implied his organization was in dire straits and his dream mansion in foreclo sure. Siegel did lose his flagship time share, PH Westgate in Las Vegas, but evidently his company has rebounded and construction has supposedly resumed on Versailles. I dont care. It would be hard to feel sorry for the Siegels, even if they lost everything. Versailles is not a place I would want to live in or even visit. But if you view this as a real-life cautionary tale, I think you will see a lot of familiar, unflattering things, and it may give you pause to realize the emptiness of life based on the accumulation of material wealth. Three stars Capital Grilles spring lunch menu lists 5 items as appetizers and soups, then 8 salads, 3 sandwiches, 7 entrees and a roster of plates taken from the full menu. We sampled a cup of asparagus soup, smooth and tasty with shards of tender asparagus, then New England clam chowder, rich and creamyboth great beginnings. The lobster roll, lightly toasted, was filled to overflowing with chunks of lobster meat in a house made mayo dressing with egg and tomato therein. We ordered the 2 mini tenderloin sandwiched to medium broil and we were rewarded with a pair of the finest beef sliders, complete with sauted mushrooms and great taste. A side dish of tender French green beans and another of grilled spring vegetables were full flavored. The final testing was of shrimp and piquillo peppers not too spicy but mellow tasting, resting on a cake of crisp Bomba rice excellent! Capital Grilles truffle fries are a cut above for rich taste and texture. While we are able to report on the plate category, the full menu includes dishes we have tested in the past with pleasure These include: pan-fried calamari with hot cherry peppers, French onion soup, Caesar salad, mozzarella with tomato and basil and aged sirloin steaks! In addition to homemade grapefruit soda, fresh mint lemonade and iced tea, Capital Grille offers 12 white wines and 15 red wines by the bottle and 11 white plus 13 reds by the glass. Pricing is realistic for this range of fine vintages. Luncheon is served from 11:30AM to 4PM, Mondays through Fridays at their 280 seat restaurant at 6000 Glades Road in Bocas Town Center 368-1077. For an upscale experience Go and enjoy!Spring Lunch at Capital Grille Delicious! Food Review Marc Kent Entertainment Skip Sheffield B6 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts Section BA Star Ballerina Returns to Boca Scene from Queen of Versailles


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20 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com B8 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Life & Arts Section BThe consume of whey protein, a product derived from milk, estimulates protein synthesis an important tool for those looking for muscle hypertrophic, but more important yet for aging adults. The natural aging process to a decrease in muscle mass known s sarcopenia, causing a decrease in quality of life and even premature death. The way protein estimulates the synthesis of protein and helps to preserve the Muscular cells. A study done by Maastricht University in the Neterlands, found an increase in the synthesis of muscular protein in male adults that consumed 35 grams of whey protein when compared to a control group taking smaller doses. They concluded that daily consumption of at least 35 grams of Whey protein assists in the prevention of muscle mass loss caused by ag ing. (America Journa of Fisiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, published online on Februaray 14th, 2012) Do you want more definition to your Abdominal muscles? Follow these simple steps Dont go hungry: longs periods of time without having any food or eating less than required (less than 1,500 calories for several months or years), may lead to your body to metabolize muscle tissue instead fat, because muscle tissue is the most availabe form of energy in the body after what you have ingested has been digested. Eliminate trans fats from your diet: besides causing significant health issues, trans fats cause the accumulation of fat in the abdominal area. Avoid fried foods, baked goods, and refined flour products. Its important to remember that the consume of products containing trans fats increases the risk of cardiovascular disease due to an increase in LDL (bad cholesterol), and a decrease in HDL (good cholesterol). Avoid refined products : refined products like flour, pastas and sugars in among others cause what is called insulin resistance, and the accumulation of fat in the abdominal area, what can cause Metabolic Syndrome. When the body becomes resistant to insulin, it is unable to to use the insuline in an effective way. The insulin is necessary to to control the amount of sugars (glucose) available in the blood stream. Do not skip your snacks : several recent studies confirm that those who eat several small meals during the day, present less body fat than those who dont eat for longer than 4 hours. But stop there, to eat a candy bar or a donut does not qualify as a snack! A healthier choice will be vegetables, nuts and fruits. Avoid alcoholic beverages : the excessive consume of alcoholic beverages (one 6-8 ounces glass for women and two form men) daily. Also, avoid compulsive drinking, even of done infrequently (more than 4 glasses in one event), this contribute to the accumulation of fat in the abdomen and increases the risk for cardiovascular disease. Say good bye to MSG : if you love Chinese food and instant soups pay attention Monosodium Glutamate or MSG, contributes to the increase in the abdominal circumference, and also decreases memory as well as the learning ability. Healthy Living Dr. Marcia Perretto MedinaProtena from Whey is Shown to Estimulante Protein SynthesisLynn University Announces Jan McArts Florida New Play Readings BOCA RATON -Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, are announcing the upcoming series of Jan McArts Florida New Play Readings. The 4-part series will be held January through April 2013 in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton. The series includes: January 14 7:30 p.m. (Monday) BACK STAGE STORY Written by Tony Finstrom Directed by Wayne Rudisill February 11 7:30 p.m. (Monday) PROPOSITION EIGHT Written by Dan Clancy Directed by Stuart Meltzer March 18 7:30 p.m. (Monday) CHAMPAGNE AND BOSOM BUD DIES: A TRIBUTE TO JERRY HERMAN Written by Jay Stuart Directed by Wayne Rudisill April 22 7:30 p.m. (Monday) FINDING MONA LISA Written by Michael McKeever Directed by Michael Leeds How to Purchase Tickets: Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased online at http://events.lynn.edu/ or by phone at 561.237.9000. The 750-seat Wold Performing Arts Center, located on Lynns campus in the heart of Boca Raton, features superb acoustics, a modern lighting system, a large, light-filled lobby, and flexible space wellsuited for dramatic productions, concerts and other cultural events.


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22 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Does Boca Raton now really get the value in the international market? Well. maybe. This is not merely a rhetorical question. It seems that the city council and administration have allowed editorial privilege to the Kaye Communications team to look beyond the borders of our great city and invite an international presence to begin and grow. On September 7th, downtown Boca Raton will be the main stage in south Florida for Brazils Independence Day. Boca and Brazil Meet to Celebrate the Brazilian Beat is a themed event held in partnership with the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami and will provide a recognition of the growing cultural and commercial presence Brazilians are having here in the southern section of Palm Beach County. In the last few months, Brazil has attracted a lot of attention and economic interest resulting in a continuing flow of business and political dignitaries to and from that nation. In October last year, President Obama traveled there encouraging growth in American exports and business exchang es with and to that country. Sporting Floridas international trade figures, Governor Scott, earlier this year, led a delegation of business people to Sao Paulo including Palm Beach Countys own president of the Business Development Board, Kelly Smallridge, as well as representatives of our port, the Port of Palm Beach. On a separate occasion, the president of the countys Convention and Visitors Bureau also visited Brazil to encourage tourism and to demonstrate the importance for the Federal Governments expansion of the Visa Waiver program to include such an important western hemispheric economic power. Kudos is extended to Kaye Communications for developing this initiative here in Boca Raton and to the City Council for allowing such an event to progress. Kudos is also given to the supporting organizations including this newspaper for recognizing how a cultural event of this magnitude can have a positive and sustainable effect on economic development. With initiatives like this, Boca Ra ton begins to lay claim as an international destination of significance for culture and for commerce. Canada, Great Britain, France, and Germany are but a few of the interna tional populations that have significant presence in or near our great city. Trade agreements with Columbia and Panama make these nations targets for business expansion and economic development as well. And the citys recent addition of a language translator to its website is another first step down this international economic path. Noticeably missing as sponsors for this event are the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Florida, itself. Enterprise Florida identifies dozens of Brazilian companies doing business in the state. These companies present recruitment opportunities for the chamber, and new sponsorship dollars to support these undertaking. Culture is very important. Culture is a precursor to commerce. That point cannot be argued. When a cultural event like this presents itself, the opportunity to include commerce and trade should not be overlooked. Our political leaders, especially the Mayor, need to participate. Declare the day as Brazilian Independence Day here in Boca; present the key to the city to the Consul General; and develop the relationships necessary to sustain a continuing flow of guests to our great city, Boca Raton. Dignitaries from diplomatic locations in Miami are responsible for their nations presence throughout the entire state of Florida. They welcome and indeed look for moments to present themselves to other locations statewide beyond Miami. We are a very attractive destination. Finally, in a previous column, I wrote that our city should embrace the Presidential Debate coming up in October at Lynn University. I refer my readers to view this months Florida Trend maga zines article on Tampa and the Republican National Convention for a look at the possibilities that city government can realize if only it takes a positive approach with a can do attitude.. Al Zucaro Visit Als website, www.alzucaro.com and view his internet broadcast show, Citizens of the World on www.wrpbitv. com MUNICIPAL East/West Boca Raton, FL So Whats Cool with Hot Brazil.THE CITIZENS VOICEBy Al Zucaro Municipal News Palm Tran Recognized by United Way for Campaign EffortsPalm Tran, Palm Beach Countys public transportation system, was recognized by the United Way of Palm Beach County at the 2011-12 annual meeting campaign awards breakfast. Palm Tran received the award for Most Improved Workplace Campaign, having increased participation by 69 percent and donations by 53 percent, compared with the previous year. The Outstanding Labor Participation in a Workplace Campaign award was presented to Palm Trans Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1577 for its efforts to increase employee participation. The Top Ten Workplace Campaign award was presented to Palm Beach County in recognition of employees contributions and participation. The annual event took place at the West Palm Beach Marriott. Awards were given to top workplace campaigns, donors, board members and volunteers who all helped to make the United Ways 201112 campaign a success.Congressional Candidate Hasner Raises $175,000 in Pre-Primary Reporting Period BOCA RATON The Adam Hasner for U.S. House of Representatives campaign in Floridas District 22 announced that Adam raised more than $175,000 for the short pre-primary reporting period from July 1 to July 25, and the campaigns cash on hand number will be just over a million dollars. Our vision for getting Americas economy moving again continued to attract strong support during this fundraising period, said Hasner. The momentum we are building will enable us to effec tively communicate our ideas for creating jobs and fixing a broken Washington to the voters in our district. Campaign Manager Brad Herold said, With a short fundraising period that encompassed the traditionally difficult period over the Independence Day holiday, we have still been able to achieve our goals to counter our opponents efforts even as they engage in their primary battle. Adam and our team will continue to spend our time meeting with voters and earning new supporters who believe in Adams vision that a badly broken Washington must be fixed to create jobs, cut our crippling debt and get our sluggish economy moving in a truly positive direc tion. Adam Hasner State Rep. Bill Hager Draws New Foe in November ElectionBOCA RATON State Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton, is still being challenged in the Nov. 6 election. But not by the same person who declared her candidacy for the seat earlier this year. The Palm Beach County Democratic Executive Committee recently met and selected former Florida House Speaker Tom Gustafson to oppose Hager for the seat in District 89 which is the redesigned District 87. Gustafson got the nod on a 139-0 vote during a special committee session held in West Delray Beach. He replaces Pamela Goodman, who withdrew from the race because of concerns about her husbands health. The 62-year-old Gustafson represented a Broward County House district and was speaker from 1988 to 1990, when Democrats controlled the legislature. He is a resident of Welling ton, but said he plans to move to Dis trict 89, which runs along the coastline from Boca Raton to the Singer Island section of Riviera Beach. Hager is a former member of the Boca Raton City Council who succeeded Republican Adam Hasner as the state rep in the former District 87. Hasner is running this year for the U.S. Congress seat in District 22.


23 Edition 109 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Three attorneys at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, headquartered in West Palm Beach with offices in Boca Raton and Stuart, have been recognized in the 2012 edition of Florida Trends Florida Legal Elite. The list of 1,348 honorees published in the July issue of Florida Trend magazine includes attorneys in private practice as well as a separate list of top government and non-profit attorneys. LLL&S Managing Partner Gary S. Lesser (recognized for the 6th year and inducted into Florida Trends Legal Elite Hall of Fame for the third consecu tive year), Partner Mickey S. Smith (recognized for the 4th year) and Associate Glenn E. Siegel (recognized for the 3rd year) were among the honorees recog nized this year. Actively practicing Florida attorneys were asked to name the attorneys that they hold in highest regard as professionals lawyers with whom they have personally worked and would recommend to others. Those chosen represent approximately 2 percent of the more than 67,000 active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida. Recently installed Florida Bar President Gwynne A. Young noted, Florida Legal Elite provides the public with a useful peer-based resource. The 250,000 Florida Trend readers are executives who rely on the legal community for a multitude of corporate assignments, said Publisher Andrew Corty. Florida Legal Elite, now in its ninth year, provides a valuable resource for these readers. Our website, FloridaTrend.com, offers another pathway for the dissemination of this key information. The entire Legal Elite report can be viewed at www.FloridaTrend.com/LegalElite. Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, the third oldest law firm in Palm Beach County, was established in 1927 by Joseph H. Lesser in West Palm Beach, and has been serving clients throughout Florida for more than 85 years, focusing on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. BusinessThe Boca Raton Tribune Business BOCA RATON -American Sugar Refining, Inc. will expand its Florida offices and workforce with a new location in Boca Raton, according to the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. The worlds largest cane sugar refining company has leased a 16,000-square-foot office and light industrial space in the Research Park on Florida Atlantic Universitys main campus, where it will establish a global technology and innovation center to contribute to the companys growth through the creation of new products, processes and packages for customers across the globe. The project will create 10 new high-paying jobs in Florida initially, with an average annual salary of $88,000. The company will be recruiting food scientists and engineers for the new research center. This company came directly to the BDB seeking assistance with its initial building search. The BDB facilitated several site visits countywide with company executives and provided additional business development and finance consulting services. The move to the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University is a key growth strategy for our company for the creation of new products, processes and packages for customers on a global basis, said Richard Dyer, chief science and technology officer for American Sugar. A strong reason for our selection of the Research Park is because of its synergy with FAU. The center will house the global research disciplines for the company including product formulation, culinary, processing engineering and packaging engineering. Businesses at the Research Park find our unique relationship with FAU to be a distinct advantage, said Andrew Duffell, president and CEO of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University. American Sugar will be augmenting its research and development efforts by offering internships and positions to FAU chemistry and engineering students as well selecting key professors to sit on a technical advisory committee. Kelly Smallridge, BDB president & CEO said, American Sugars project further enhances Palm Beach Countys reputation as an ideal Research & Development hub for global companies. American Sugar Refining, Inc. produc es a full line of consumer, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, American Sugar owns and operates six sugar refineries as well as specialty sweetener production fa cilities and a strategic warehousing and distribution system that provide produc tion and delivery of its products to customers across the United States, Canada and Mexico. In Europe, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England and Portugal. American Sugar is owned by Florida Crystals Corporation and the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, both headquartered in Palm Beach County, Fla.Boca Regional Hospital Ranks as Tops in Florida for Second Year in a RowBOCA RATON -Boca Raton Regional Hospital announced that it has been listed as a top ranked hospital in U.S. News & World Reports 2012-2013 review of its annual Best Hospitals. The hospital is ranked 23rd in Florida and recognized among the Best Hospitals in Southern Florida, making it 12th in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area. U.S. News also rated Boca Regional a high-performing hospital in gastroenterology. The 23rd annual edition of Best Hospitals showcases more than 720 of the nations roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties. This marks the second consecutive year that the Hospital has been recognized as a Best Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, said Jerry Fedele, president and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. We are honored to once again receive this national recognition. It is truly gratifying to be ac knowledged in such a prestigious fashion for the capabilities we provide to patients in south Florida and beyond. The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care, said Comarow. They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases. The regional hospital rankings complement the U.S. News national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance nearly at the level of nationally ranked institutions. The regional rankings are aimed primarily at consumers who may not be willing or able to travel long distances for medical care. The rankings also give patients and their families more options of hospitals within their community and health insurance network. The rankings are derived out of an analysis of objective data including: death rates, patient safety and procedure volume. The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI Interna tional, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, to go on sale in August. The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/ best-hospitals. Attorneys at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith Recognized as Florida Legal Elite From left are Gary S. Lesser, Glen E. Siegel and Mickey S. Smith


24 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BUSINESS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Gerald J. Sherman WHAT BUSINESS ARE YOU IN? Business Advent Lutheran Church 300 East Yamato Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-3632 www.adventboca.org First Church Of Christ, Scientist 566 W Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-391-7689 Armation Lutheran Church 9465 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-483-6004 First United Methodist Church www.fumcbocaraton.org 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-1244 Ascension Catholic Church 7250 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33487 561-997-5486 Friendship Baptist Church 1422 NE 2nd Court Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-6871 Assembly of God Hispanic Church Centro Cristiano Familiar 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-746-8626 Frontline Christian Center Olympic Heights High Schl 20101 Lyons Rd Boca Raton FL 33434 561-826-0404 www.frontlinechristiancenter.com Ayts Chayim Messianic Synagogue 600 W. Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-487-3839 www.acmsboca.orgGlades Presbyterian Church 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-477-4898 www.gladespc.com Beth Ami Congregation 1401 NW 4 Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-347-0031 Gold Coast Christian Cathedral 3200 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-750-5235 Beth Sar Shalom Camino Real Community Church 1551 West Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-499-4893 www.bethsarshalom.com Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 6301 SW 18 Street Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-393-7007 B'Nai Torah Congregation 6261 SW 18 Street Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-392-8566 Grace Community Church 600 W Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-395-2811 www.graceboca.org Boca Glades Baptist Church 10101 Oriole Country Road Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-483-4228 Iglesia Bautista Hispana 2350 NW 51st St Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-998-8360 Boca Raton Bible Chapel 3900 NW 3rd Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-391-9319 Islamic Center of Boca Raton www.icbr.org 141 NW 20th St., Ste. #A-7 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-7221 Boca Raton Church Of Christ www.achurchofchrist.com 5099 NW 5th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-0738 Jehovah's Witnesses 19230 State Road 7 Boca Raton, FL 33498 561-479-0956 St. Paul Lutheran Church and School 701 West Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-395-0433 Boca Raton Community Church www.bocacommunity.org 470 NW 4th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-2400 To have your Church listed in the Boca Raton Tribune Worship Directory...Send your information to our Mailing Address at:Boca Raton Tribune, P.O. Box 970593, Boca Raton, FL 33497Journey Church (e) www.bocajourney.com e Kathyrn Lindgren eater B.R. Community High Schl 1501 NW 15 Court Boca Raton, FL 561-420-0606 Boca Raton Synagogue www.brsonline.org Hahn Judaic Campus 7900 Montoya Circle Boca Raton, FL 33433 (561) 394-5732 Kabbalah Learning Centre www.kabbalah.dynip.com 8411 W Palmetto Park Rd Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-488-8826 Boca Raton Synagogue-West www.brsweb.org 21101 95th Ave. South Boca Raton, FL 33428 Kol Ami of Boca Raton Reconstructionist http://kolami.homestead.com 71 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-392-0696 Boca West Community United Methodist Church 9087 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-482-7335 e Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton 2601 St. Andrews Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-482-2001 Center for Spiritual Living Boca Raton 2 SW 12 Avenue Boca Raton, FL, 33486 561-368-8248 Somboca.com BOCA RATON TRIBUNE W ORSH IP D IRECTOR Y TheBocaRatonTribune.comDeveloping a Focus GroupIn one of my recent surveys, I asked a prospective client what business they were in. They stated that some days they dont know themselves because, their clients are so fickle that they are not sure what they want anymore. We decided to do a focus group to find out what their customers wanted and to determine if they can satisfy their wants and needs. Market Shift We discovered that our client was not catering to the companys present market and did not see what was actually happening. There was a marked shift to a younger, more price conscious customer. Focus Group Knowing your audience base is essential for any business. However, we must have the tools to work with in order keep up with the changing times. Enter Focus Groups! What is a focus group? It is a research tool that gives the company the ability to intermingle directly with its public in a controlled environment. In this setting the participants responses are recorded and analyzed. Look at it as another means you can use to evaluate your current services and future plans. It affords you a chance to become more attuned to what your clients are thinking by hearing and analyzing their responses to the posed questions and to each others responses. There are various kinds of focus groups depending upon on the size of the business, the size of the geographical area concerned with and the cost allocated to it. Focus groups are also used in marketing research studies, in the social sciences, political campaigns and even by the federal government. For the purpose of the average local business the group should consist of a representative group of your compa nys target market usually, 6-12 people, who are requested to participate in your focus group and answer questions posed by the moderator. The questions asked relate to how they feel about your current ads or planned ads, services you provide, your product, future products and their perception of your brand. There is usually some form of compensation for the participants, money, gifts, refreshments and sometimes just recog nition in the form of a thank you letter. The information you get can be invaluable in guiding you to make correc tions or additions to your companys plans or format. It provides you an opportunity to glean opinions, perceptions and beliefs about your product. The company is wise to conduct a focus group prior to adding a new product or service or planning any large event, advertising or public relations campaign to ensure that they will resonate with the target audience. All of this can be accomplished by a skilled moderators questions and an equally skillful analysis of the answers. cus groups, I find that a successful focus group consists of the following four components: ed to truly represent a cross section of your customers. erator who is running the meeting, in stimulating audience participation. asked. mation obtained. So, as we see, organizing a focus group is not a meaningless activity, it unveils vital information a business needs in order to serve its public. Its not expensive and the return on investment will pay great dividends. Excerpts from the book, The Real World Guide to Fashion Selling & Management, Gerald J. Sherman & Sar S. Perlman. Fairchild Books, Division of Conde Nast publications. Email:jerry@ shermanperlman.com http://www.shermanperlman.com 561.715.2788 All written work being accepted by your publication must conform to the following: What Business Are you in? is Trade Marked and not to be used without the authors permission. Name/s of author/s of this and or any other of these articles published in your newspaper/internet or other media, must appear at all times including any and all excerpts. The above work is the sole property of Gerald J. Sherman


25 Edition 109 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com BOCA RATON -This fall, Lynn University is revamping its academics by merging the College of Hospitality and Management with the College of Business and Management. The newly expanded College of Business and Management will be overseen by current business dean, Thomas Kruc zek. Longtime business professor, Ralph Norcio will serve as senior associate dean. Im excited about combining the schools, said Kruczek. Historically there has always been overlap between the colleges because sound business practices are at the heart of the hospitality industry. According to Vice President of Aca demic Affairs Gregg Cox, the merger has been under consideration for some time. It will give both our business and hospitality students the flexibility to tailor their programs to their interests because of our expanded course offerings, said Kruczek. New programs housed within the College of Business will include the Internship and Cooperative Education Program led by Rick Sayers. New business majors will include entrepreneurship, event management and sports management, among others. Sports management, a major previously offered to hospitality students, is renowned for sending students to national sporting events including the X-Games, the Final Four and the Olympics to capture a behind the scenes experience. People usually think of business ma jors as potential entrepreneurs, but a surprising number of hospitality majors will also become entrepreneurs, said Kruc zek. Its going to be a big plus for our hospitality students. They will graduate with a business degree, which will give them more versatility in the workplace.By Palm Beach State Colleges Small Business Development Center The JOBS Act was signed into law by President Obama in April and loosened regulatory restriction on small businesses. The single biggest change is that it legalizes crowdfunding for business ventures. Previously, entrepreneurs couldnt sell shares in privately held companies to the general public. Now, with some restrictions, small firms will be able to raise up to $1 million from small-time investors. Crowdfunding is such a new term that it doesnt yet appear in the dictionary, so what is it? Crowdfunding sites help you find a community of small investors to fund your business, without the risks of traditional financing. It is a joint effort on the part of a large number of individuals on the internet, who freely give their monetary support to others. Crowdfunding also works for a wide range of purposes, including disaster relief, support for the arts, political campaigns, startup companies, movie development, and scientific research. Some crowdfunding sites are all or nothing. If the project isnt fully funded by its deadline, no money changes hands, others offer equity in the company. You will need to convince people theres a good reason your project deserves to be financed, what the benefits to them are, and convey how they play a part in history. For more on this topic, or for free counseling with certified business analysts, including growth acceleration consultants and PTAC specialists, contact the SBDC at 561-862-4726 or email sbdc@palmbeachstate.edu BUSINESS BITS relocated to Atlanta for the next phase of his career as a CNN network correspondent and anchor. His final newscast was July 31. He had anchored evening and late newscasts along side Tiffany Kenney and Mike Lyons since 2009. Kenney and Lyons will continue their evening roles on WPBF 25 News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. A search is under way for Blackwells successor. was named one of South Florida Business Journals Influential Business Women of 2012. She was joined by 24 other honorees profiled in a special 7/27 section of the South Florida Business Journal. On Thursday, Sept. 13, Phyllis will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale. Green Advertising, a trustee member of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary year. services, was recognized for its outstanding Product Quality and Service by David Weekley Homes, the nations third largest for-profit privately-held home builder. This is the seventh consecutive year that Office Depot has received the Partners of Choice Award. Being acknowledged as a leading company by our supplier partners is a testament to the relationships we foster with our customers, while providing them with first-class products and services, said John Lander, vice president of North American Field Sales for Office Depot. offer that would reward Pratt & Whitney for creating 230 jobs, should it choose to expand its jet engine manufacturing facilities near Jupiter. Pratt & Whitney could receive nearly $4.8 million in county and state incentives. Now, it is up to the company, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. to decide whether it will choose Palm Beach County for is $63 million investment. This is extremely important because not only are a large number of jobs created, but the jobs would be at high salaries, almost twice the county average, said Kelly Smallridge, president of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, which is working to recruit Pratt & Whitney.BusinessTwo Colleges at Lynn University to Merge This Fall Who Needs a Bank with Crowdfunding? Lynn University Email your Business News, promotions and acknowledgements to Chris Catoggio at: chris@bocaratontribune.com. Upcoming Business Seminar Geared to Assist Local BusinessesBy: Malcolm Shields In business, a detailed plan and the right connections will allow for a business to be successful. Local attorney Barry Siegel and advisor Jeff Tockman of Tockman Consulting and Professional Social Networking Group are providing local businesses in Boca Raton and the surrounding area the opportunity to network and improve their business. On Aug. 8, Siegel and Tockman will conduct its fourth business seminar, the Professional Speaker Series:Building Your Business and Planning for the Future at the Spaniard Taps Bar and Caf in Boca Ra ton from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seminar is sponsored by The Boca Raton Tribune. Check-in for the seminar begins at 10:15 a.m. The cost to attend the seminar is $15. Registration is limited to the first 50 individuals. Pre-registration for the seminar is open until August 7 at 7 p.m. We help perspective clients discuss tools they can use to enhance their businesses with proper networking skills to generate referrals, Siegel said. Financial advisors, mortgage advisors insurance agents and attorneys have attended previous seminars. Previous seminars have had keynote speakers that have experience in different segments in business. The seminar will cover topics of interest for business professionals. Businesses that have attended the seminar have gained contacts with major companies. Over the past seminars, a multitude of successful businesses have attended, Siegel said. They have had the opportunity to meet other businesses to increase their market. Some of those companies that have partnered with companies that had attended previous seminars include Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. The seminar is broken down into two segments. The first segment deals with how to effectively network. The segment, which is led by Tockman, describes how to ask the right questions, learn about who someone is as a person, determine their goals and ac tion plan and help the individual succeed. Tockman assistance is not only limited to employers. Other companies have worked with us to speak with their employees and financial advisors, Tockman said. The second segment of the seminar covers the need to plan for your business. The segment provides tips via workshops for local businesses to prepare for immediate and future obstacles a business may face along with responsible planning. We make sure owners plan for their businesses legally, Siegel said. They willhave proper estate planning for their family and business. For more information on the event and to register visit http://prospeakerseries4. eventbrite.com/. Loss in Second QuarterBOCA RATON -Office Depot, whose headquarters is based in Boca Raton, reported this week that it lost $64.3 million in the second quarter of 2012 (AprilJune). The red ink widened from a $29.3 million loss in the same period last year. The office supply firm reported that weakened sales in North America and Europe, along with a $23.9 million impairment charge and other restructuring charges, contributed to the negative performance. Revenue dropped 7 percent to $2.51 billion, compared with $2.71 billion in the year-ago period and missing analysts expected $2.6 billion in revenue. Sales in North America fell 8 percent and samestore sales dropped 4 percent, the company said.


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27 Edition 109 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com DIVORCE FLORIDA STYLEBy Mike Gora ColumnistsThe Boca Raton Tribune Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Specialization of The Florida Bar as a specialist in family and matrimonial law and is a partner with Shapiro Blasi Wasserman & Gora P.A. in Boca Raton. Mr. Gora may be reached at mailto:mhgora@ sbwlawfirm.com. Trading PlacesQ When my husband and I got married, he had a great career going in real estate sales and I was a neophyte real estate attorney, in my own practice, barely making ends meet. That was 15 years ago. About 10 years ago, I caught a break and was hired by the real estate partner of a very large, multi-city Florida law firm. I have become a partner, and make an income well into six figures. I have a 401K, well on its way to providing me a good retirement. My husbands career has gone in the other direction in the last four years or so when the real estate market in Palm Beach County slowed down. He started spending his time at his hobbies, and not his work. He used more gas for his 35foot fishing boat than for his car, and more time playing golf at his all-male country club than trying to sell real estate. Its not as if he had become Mr. Mom. We have no children. We have accumulated my retirement, a non-retirement stock portfolio of a couple of million dollars almost a million in equity in a nice house on a canal off the Intracoastal, and a small vacation house in North Carolina and an art collection. We do have some divorce lawyers in my firm, but not in Boca, and I do not want to ask them personal questions. I have done some reading on my own, and have concluded that there is no way around my husband getting half of the value of our assets in a divorce case under the Florida no fault divorce statutes. I am also afraid that he might be able to get alimony from me as well. Is there any way around that kind of outcome? A The circuit judge will have the power, under Florida Statute 61.075 (1) (j), to award you a distribution of more than 50 percent of the marital property if your attorney can convince the judge that your husbands recent habits are other factors which make the unequal distribution necessary to do equity and justice between the parties. Your husbands spending patterns and employment history are relevant to the distribution of assets and liabilities. The greater problem is to find a circuit court judge willing to use his or her discretion in applying this statutory provision. The easier road the judge will see ahead is to make an equal distribution, and avoid an appeal. However, well known older Florida appellate decisions give one party more than half because the other was, a habitual nag, contributing nothing; because all a husband did was sit around and drink beer, while the wife took care of a trailer park; or because a wife had contributed nothing to the marriage, and was a mere ornament. These decisions, however, reoccur over time but are not numerous. Florida alimony law is clearly intended to be unbiased. The right to alimony of women and men depend on exactly the same criteria. If he has need for alimony to approach your existing lifestyle and you have the ability to pay, some alimony will probably be granted. To avoid alimony, you will have to show that your husbands failure to be able to support himself was voluntary, and if he had reasonably applied himself to his profession, he would be able to support himself. This may be a problem for you because of the downward spiral of the real estate market. Recent cases, however, hold that the lifestyle analysis can exclude luxuries like the boat and country club expenses, which will give you some arguments to limit an alimony award. Columnists A Prayer for ColoradoI invite you to stop. And pray with me Heavenly Father, we bow our hearts and worship you as the one true God. Giver of life, loving and good, we adore you. But today we come before you with hearts that are heavy with sadness, broken for those who have lost loved ones, and confused by the reality of the events that took place in a world where you rule as sovereign king. God we pray for those who have lost loved ones in Colorado. May they know and experience your compas sion for those who suffer in a very real and tangible way. May they know that your heart breaks for your children. May they know that your arms hold those who run to you. May they know that you are the only safe refuge upon which we can find rest. Father at times like these we ques tion, we doubt, we grow resentful. We have unsettled and broken hearts that rage with anger and confusion over how you could allow this to happen. How could you be good, loving, and in controlwhile at the same time allowing evil like this to exist? Father settle their hearts in your loving character and nature. But most of all, settle their hearts in you. God remind them in your kindness that their finite minds will never fully grasp your infinite ways. Remind them that you are indeed the God of the uni verse, ruler of all, King of kings and Lord of lords. May they find comfort not in their own understanding of these horrific events, but in the unchanging and faithful character of the God who loves them right where they areanger, doubts, confusion and all. Father, may they know that you are never the author of evil, but that we do live in a fallen and broken world where you are the only hope. And when sadness and pain con tinue, Father I beg you to gently turn their eyes to the one place where you have demonstrated your love in the most beautiful of ways The cross. May they see how you loved us with your best when we were at our worst. Oh that they would see with fresh eyes how you too are one who experienced suffering and can understand loss at the deepest of levels. Father show them how your perfect justice and your vast mercy met at the cross, when you punished your Son in their place for their sin. But do not leave them at the cross. God as only you can take them to the grave. Take them to the one place where hope and comfort and life can be found at a time like this in Colorado. Father, open the eyes of their hearts to see an empty grave with a resurrected Christ offering victory over death. Oh God may they be overwhelmed by your love that sets them free through faith in the finished work of Jesus. It is in this name that we place our hope, Amen!FAITHBy Casey Cleveland Casey Cleveland, is pastor at The Avenue Church, Delray Beachs fastest-growing new church. The Avenue Church opened in September 2010 and meets at the Delray Beach Community Center and sometimes at Old School Square. Pastor Casey may be reached at ccleveland@theavenuechurchdelray.com.


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29 Edition 109 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com SportsThe Boca Raton Tribune SportsThe Fort Lauderdale Strikers Have Announced Special Offers for Fans Notable Games Every Heat Fan Must Circle on Their CalendarsBy: Pedro Heizer The 2012-13 NBA Schedule has been out for almost a week and NBA fans are already asking, Will the Heat break the Bulls 72-10 record? Miami will for sure be the center of attention yet again as 30 of Miamis 82 games will be nationally televised on TNT, ESPN, ABC, or NBA TV. If youre not going to watch every single game of the season, at least make sure to circle these on your calendar, trust me: October 30: Boston vs Miami (TNT) The King will finally have a ring, Bosh will get his bling, and Wade will put on his second championship ring on October 30 as they will raise the 2012 NBA Championship Banner and then face the Boston Celtics here in Miami in what will be the first of four meetings between the heated rivals. Hopefully we wont be massacred like last time we had a Banner celebration here in Miami. November 2: Miami @ New York (ESPN) Miami will then travel to the Big Apple and face the Knicks in a NBA Playoffs rematch. The Knicks will showcase their new point guards Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd in what will surely be an entertaining game. LeBron James has always had great games under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden, except the same from the MVP this season. November 5: Phoenix vs Miami This isnt a game many people will have circled, but I do. This will be the return of former number 2 overall pick Michael Beasley to his old stomping grounds. As we all know, Beasley never produced in Miami and was dealt to the Timberwolves the night Lebron announced his intent on coming to Miami. November 7: Brooklyn vs Miami The new-look Brooklyn Nets will pay a visit to Miami on November 7, giving Heat fans the chance to see all-stars Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Brook Lopez. I for one am looking forward to seeing what the Nets will look like this sea son with the addition of Joe Johnson. Can DWill lead this team to the playoffs? Will the Nets have superman in the near future? November 12: Miami @ Houston This is interesting for two reasons: 1) Jeremy Lin will face the Heat once again for the first time since he was embarrassed in front of the nation when Ma rio Chalmers and Norris Cole put him in his place. 2) The Rockets might have superman and looking for a statement game early in the season versus the defending champions. November 14: Miami @ LA Clippers (ESPN) On November 14, it will be the first clash between Lob City West vs Lob City East in Los Angeles as Miami visits the Clippers in a possible NBA Finals preview. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN. December 8: New Orleans vs Miami Heat fans will have their first look at number one overall pick Anthony Davis, unibrow and all. December 25: Oklahoma City vs Miami (ABC) The highlight of the schedule is the Christmas Day game, when they play Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA Finals rematch. Thats ABCs marquee 5:30 p.m. ET tipoff game. Its the first of two games between the two teams, and it will be played in Miami. Their second meeting in Oklahoma City comes on Valentines Day and will be televised on TNT. January 17: Miami @ LA Lakers (TNT) Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Pau Ga sol, Dwyane Wade, Andrew Bynum, Chris Bosh, Steve Nash. Do I need to say anything else? This is the all-star game before the all-star game. January 27: Miami @ Boston The rivalry continues Ray Allen will return to The Garden as Judas. After deciding to take his talents down to South Beach, Allen has become public enemy number one in Boston and seeing him back there as a member of the defending Champions will bring the worst of a fanbase that already hates the Heat. February 21: Miami @ Chicago (TNT) This will be Miamis first visit to Chicago. The Bulls will want to prove to their home fans that they have what it takes to beat the Heat and hopefully we can see a Chicago team that has a Derrick Rose who is playing top-tier basketball and not a Derrick Rose who is in a suit in the bench. March 20: Miami @ Cleveland Speaking of cities that hold grudges, Miami will pay a visit to the Cavaliers in March. Remember when Dan Gilbert wrote that letter promising and assuring that the Cleveland Cavaliers would win a championship before LeBron and the Heat won one? Yeah, about that Dan. The Strikers have announced a very special offer for fans on Saturday, Aug. 11, against the Carolina RailHawks. The Strikers will be offering an incredible ticket package where fans can buy a ticket to the match and a 2012 Strikers Primary or Alternate Jersey for just just $30. Thats right, $30 gets you a ticket to the action plus an authentic Strikers jersey. The jersey alone on the website right now is $70. At the $30 level, you receive a General Admission ticket and any size Strikers Jersey. For just $5 more at the $35 level, you receive a Reserved ticket along with the Jersey of your choice. Now, Im sure that youre wondering what can I do if I already have a ticket for the August 11 game?If you already have a ticket for the game and you want to receive your free jersey, all you need to do is donate your ticket to the Strikers Kicks for Kids charity program that benefits disadvantaged youth in South Florida. The offer is available now through Aug. 10 and you can order over the phone by calling 954-606-0400. Primary and Alternate jerseys are available from Youth Small to Adult XXL, while supplies last. To me, this is one of the best promotions a professional sports team has done in recent history, I cant pinpoint another time when an organization said, Hey, buy a ticket for our game and get a free authentic jersey. Now, will this make you go out of your way to watch a NASL game? Maybe, maybe not but this shows the Strikers Marketing heads are trying all they can to get more fans in those seats. The team is good, it just needs support from the local community. Also, The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have announced special promotions taking place over the final three regular sea son home games at historic Lockhart Sta dium. The first comes on Aug. 25 against the San Antonio Scorpions when the team will attempt to set a new world record for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark. Then on Sept. 1, the Strikers will give away free soccer balls to the first 2,000 children ages 16 and younger at the game against the rival Tampa Bay Rowdies. The specials culminate with the regular season finale on Sept. 8 against the Puerto Rico Islanders when the Strikers host Legacy Night presented by Metro PCS. Ticket prices for this game will be rolled back to prices from the days of the original Strikers, starting at just $5. World Record Night details: On Saturday, Aug. 25, Strikers themed sunglasses will be distributed to fans as they enter Lockhart Stadium while supplies last. Fans will be instructed via the public address announcer of when they need to wear the glasses in order to make an official world record attempt. The current world record for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark is 1,642 and was set at Wrigley Field, in Chicago on July 6, 2012. Free Soccer Ball Night details: On Saturday, Sept. 1, the first 2,000 children, ages 16 and younger, at Lockhart Stadium will receive a free size 4 soc cer ball featuring the Strikers logo. Special group rates will be available for the game starting at $8 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Legacy Night presented by MetroPCS details: On Saturday, Sept. 8, in association with Metro PCS, the official wireless service provider of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, fans will be able to attend the match for the same price they would have paid in the heyday of the original Strikers during the 1970s and 80s. General Admission tickets will be $5 and Reserved seats will be just $7 in advance and $7 and $9, respectively on the day of the game. Group rates will also be available for groups of 10 or more, and will be $4 and $6 each for general admission and reserved seating in advance of the game. Additionally, MetroPCS will have prize giveaways all night including a 4G Android phone. Fan savings extend beyond ticket prices as limited edition retro-style tshirts will be available for $10 at the game.


30 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Sports bocaratontribune.com Shoppes at Village Pointe 5970 SW 18th Street Suite E 1 Boca Raton, Florida 33433 Phone: 561.393.8553 Fax: 561.393.8532 www.eagleshippingcenter.com Monday Friday 9am 6pm / Saturday 9am 3pm We Compare Carrier Prices . You Choose! PACK & SHIP Strikers Fall On The Road To Silverbacks 4-2The Fort Lauderdale Strikers (7W-6T-8L) fell to the Atlanta Silverbacks (4W-5T-11L) by a final of 4-2 at Silverbacks Park on Saturday night in front of 4,090 fans. Strikers midfielder Mark Anderson scored his eleventh goal of the season and defender Scott Gordon scored his first goal this year for Fort Lauderdale. It wasnt enough as Atlanta countered with two goals from Pedro Mendes and a goal each from Matt Horth and Borfor Carr. The Strikers remain in fourth place in the NASL standings with 27 points, pending results from the rest of Saturday nights games. The Silverbacks move to 17 points, nine behind the sixth and final playoff spot. Full credit to Atlanta, they were the better team tonight, said Strikers head coach Daryl Shore. We cant keep giving up goals like we are and expect to win soccer games. Fort Lauderdale was able to answer each of Atlantas first two goals, but was unable to match the Silverbacks after their third and fourth goals on the night. The Strikers offense was not what it was last week at home when they scored five times against Atlanta. Atlanta went on top in the eighth minute when Paulo Mendes found his brother Pedro Mendes inside the box for a header which beat Matt Glaeser inside the back post. It was Mendes second goal in as many weeks after he scored against Fort Lauderdale last Friday night. The Strikers answered in the 27th minute when defender Scott Gordon was able to win a high bouncing ball against Silverbacks goalkeeper Daniel Illyes and score on an empty net. The lead lasted only two minutes as Atlantas Mike Randolph sent an elevated cross to Matt Horth whose header found the back of the net to retake the lead in the 29th minute. Fort Lauderdale was the better team out of halftime and was rewarded in the 54th minute when Gordon found Mark Anderson near the top of the box. Anderson fired a shot into the top of the net for his eleventh goal of the season, second most in the NASL. The Silverbacks continued to press forward and took the lead for good on Borfor Carrs game-winning goal in the 64th minute. Carr fired a bending ball from 25 yards away to beat Matt Glaeser. The scoring was completed in the 78th minute when Pedro Mendes scored his second goal of the match and third of the season. The Strikers return home to Lockhart Stadium to face the Carolina RailHawks on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 7:30p.m.


31 Edition 109 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com SportsLynn Womens Soccer 2012 Schedule AnnouncedBy: Chad Beattie BOCA RATON, Fla. Lynn University womens soccer head coach Chip Dutchik announced his 2012 schedule on Friday. The Fighting Knights snapped an 11-year NCAA tournament drought last year and hope a heavy Sunshine State slate, which sees them play 13 of 15 games in Florida, puts them back in the postseason. Our schedule will test us early and often but that was our strategy last season and it paid dividends when we reached the NCAA Tournament, said Dutchik. Our goal is for Lynn to be one of the top teams in the nation and to do that, you have to play the best teams. We have a difficult non-conference schedule and the Sunshine State Conference is not any easier. Im confident our young team will be able to compete head-to-head with this schedule and come out on top. The Blue & White opens their season with a trip to St. Louis. Lynn battles perennial playoff contenders Quincy on August 31, and Rockhurst on September 2, in a homecoming for Dutchik, a St. Louis native and former student-athlete at Missouri Baptist. Lynn continues to persevere on the road with a match at Flagler before returning to the friendly confines of the McCusker Sports Complex for consecutive Sunshine State Conference matches against top-25 schools Saint Leo and Rollins on September 12 and 15. The Fighting Knights also host Tampa and Florida Southern in league action while traveling to Barry, Nova Southeastern, Eckerd and Florida Tech. This year the SSC has entered into revised schedule format with each conference school selected to face four league opponents in non-conference play. Lynn travels to Florida Southern mid-year and Saint Leo but closes out the regular season at home with matches against Barry and Florida Tech on October 24 and 27. In 2011, LU reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2000 and advanced to the round of 16 for the first time since 1998. The Blue & White return 10 starters but must replace SSC Player & Offensive Player of the Year Melissa Ortiz.FAU Football Back on the Field After Day OffPractice resumed behind the Tom Oxley Athletic Center on Tuesday morning as Florida Atlantic Universitys football team had on-field sessions at 9:30 a.m. after having Monday off. After special teams work, including field goals and kick coverage, the offense and defense had 7-on-7 passing drills. Sharrod Neasman had a nice pass breakup, while Graham Wilbert had completions to Robert Lohnes and freshman wide receiver Jeremy Glinton. In those same drills, Melvin German III hooked up with fullback Chris Jackson as well as newcomer Duron Carter to end the session. In full 11-on-11, Jonathan Wallace had a long run to the left side, while Stephen Curtis had long gains both with a pass to wideout Daniel McKinney and then with a keeper himself. The final play of the period was a successful deflection to break up a pass by defensive back Christian Milstead. Wednesday will mark the first two-aday practice of this camp. Morning prac tice begins at 9:30 a.m., and the team is back on the field at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow night. Season and single game tickets are on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by calling 1-866-FAUOwls. FAU will open the 2012 campaign, Friday, August 31 in its new on-campus stadium versus Wagner College. Prac tices are closed to the general public and media. Lynn Mens Soccer 2012 Schedule AnnouncedBy Chad Beattie BOCA RATON, Fla. Lynn Universitys national runner-up mens soccer team announced its 2012 schedule on Wednesday. The Fighting Knights will face three nationally-ranked opponents in addition to the rigors of Sunshine State Conference play as they prepare for another title run. We have a very favorable schedule this year and with the talent we have coming back, I think we could accomplish some big things in 2012, said head coach John Rootes. But with the NCAA eliminating one of the South Region bids from four to three, competition is going to be fierce. The Sunshine State Conference is one of the top leagues in the country and any team can win on any given day. Opening the season August 31, on the road, the Blue & White travel to North Carolina to take on Lees-McRea College and later King College on September 3, before returning home to host the annual Wyndham Boca Raton Soccer Classic from September 7-8. Lynn faces Ave Maria before battling 25th-ranked Anderson for the third consecutive year. The Fighting Knights begin Sunshine State Conference play on September 12, when they host Saint Leo. Lynn also hosts No. 20 Rollins, Tampa and Florida Southern in league action and hits the road for matches at 13th-ranked Barry, Nova Southeastern, Eckerd and Florida Tech. This year the SSC has entered into a plus-four schedule with each league school selected to face four conference opponents in non-conference play. Lynn travels to Florida Southern mid-year but closes out the regular season with Saint Leo on the road and matches against Barry and Florida Tech in the friendly confines of the Mc Cusker Sports Complex on October 24 and 27. Lynn reached the NCAA Division II national championship in 2011 before falling to Fort Lewis 3-2 in overtime. The Fighting Knights return nine starters from last years squad, including All-Americans Heiko Eberhardt in the midfield and Jason Sangha in the defense.


32 Edition 109 August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com Tribune Sports of East /West Boca Raton, Highland Beach Delray Beach, FL August 9, 2012 through August 15, 2012 SOCCERLynn Womens Soccer 2012 Schedule AnnouncedSee page 31Sports BASKETBALLNotable Games Every Heat Fan Must Circle on eir CalendarsSee page 29 See page 30 Strikers Fall On The Road to SilverBacks 4-2 Strikers Have Announced Special Offers for Fans See page 31 FAU Football Back on the Field After Day OffSee page 29 Notable Games Every Heat Fan Must Circle on Their CalendarsSee page 29