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YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR.Nearly 400,000 readers!The Boca Raton Tribunefor news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com Send us a picture of you reading The Boca Raton Tribune to firstname.lastname@example.org Dr Janice Plaxe reading The Boca Raton TribuneSHOPPING WITH STYLE THE FRENCH RIVIERASee page 11Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa ClausCommunitySee page 5 Delray Medical names Dan Coe as Cath Lab Clinical ManagerBusinessSee page 25 A Very Funny Feminist Revenge ComedyLife & ArtsSee page B2CommunitySee page 6Merry ChristmasBy Dale King BOCA RATON With the specter of a horrific shooting last week that killed 20 young students in a Connecticut elementa ry school, officials in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County have quickly responded by ramping up security around local public and private schools. In terms of Boca Raton Police, we have increased patrols citywide, around all public and private schools during school hours, said Mark Economou, public information manager for the Boca PD. The Palm Beach County School District sent an automated phone message to parents during the weekend informing them of the increased police presence. Actually, school districts throughout the country are discussing and implementing methods to better protect children in the aftermath of the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that took the lives of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut. We are getting support from all city and town police departments in the county, said Palm Beach County School District Police Chief Lawrence Leon. He said flags at district headquarters are flying at halfstaff in memory of the children whose lives were cut short by a crazed gunman said to be suffering from Aspergers Disorder. Chief Leon told the Boca Raton Tribune that on Monday, Dec. 17, 96 percent of children showed up for classes in Palm Beach County. Nationwide, there are reports that many kids expressed concern or fear about returning to classes after learn-Boca, Palm Beach County Step up School Security Following Connecticut ShootingSee page 3 New members join Soroptimist Chapter of Boca Raton/Deereld Beach Story, photos by Barbara McCormickBOCA RATON -Members, friends and nominees of the Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach Chapter of Soroptimist International recently gathered at the Boca Raton home of District One Director Kim Champion for their annual Gratitude Breakfast. It was more than just a breakfast, said Kim. It was also a new member induction ceremony. Geralyn Lunsford, who lives in Deerfield and works in Boynton Beach, was the first member installed. She is the new administrator for Bethesda Hospital West (to open in January, 2013.) Currently, she is vice president of Patient Services at Bethesda Memorial Hospital. Geralyn learned about Soroptimist by attending the recent Women of Distinction Breakfast.
2 -Edition 127 December, 21 through December 27,2012 www.bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL INDEXCommunity News Pg.03 Municipal News Page 11 Section B Page 13 Business Page 23 ColumnistsPg B7, B8, 22. 24. 27 Games Page 26 Sports Page 29 Quote of the Week:For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 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! Edition 127 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. 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Edition 127 3for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012Community NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Community News BOCA RATON The Spanish River High Parent Teacher Student Associa tion (PTSA), staff, students, guests and parents made a donation of $1,050.84 to Shore Regional High School in West Long Branch, New Jersey, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. After the storm, the PTSA jumped quickly into action, searching for a high school in need to support. We put out the word to our PTSA Board members that we were looking for a high school to support, said PTSA President Sharyn Schneiderman. The PTSA board members, with the help of social media and email, reached out to friends in the northeast and within a week Spanish River had the answer, Shore Regional High School through Shore Regional Relief Fund. We just couldnt sit by and watch others suffer, Schneiderman added. Shore Regional was the school for us. It is just like Spanish River High School, except were the Sharks and they are the Devils. Same school colors too. We chose Shore Regional randomly, but soon found out that one of our parents went to school there. It made the whole situation much more real to people. Once the school was chosen, the PTSA sent out information and asked for cash donations that would be mailed to the Shore Regional Relief Fund. Shore Regional High School is a public high school for grades 9-12. The student population is about 700.Spanish River High aids New Jersey School slammed by Hurricane Sandy Shore Regional High Schooling about the deadly school attack. We are showing parents that we are there, Chief Leon said. Police will be meeting and greeting parents and assuring them that schools are safe. Superintendent Wayne Gent told Channel 5 News on Saturday that the school district has systems in place to protect students and that he has increased security in all the schools. We have our own school police force and well have an increased presence (in schools), Gent said. Both Gent and Chief Leon pointed out that the district has crisis procedures and other systems in place that will be reviewed and that they will be incorporating any lessons that can be learned from the elementary school tragedy. The superintendent also said the district needs to maintain a balance between increased security and normalcy. We want our schools to be as normal as possible, he said. Our highest priority is the safety and security of our students and staff. At Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, the schools principal sent an email to parents with new security measures that went into place on Tuesday. They include locking the student gate all day, preventing students from going into the guest parking lot to change classes and requiring volunteers to wear identification badges. Similar protective measures are being implemented at other schools throughout the district. Even Gov. Rick Scott has weighed in on the issue, urging all Florida school districts to review their security procedures and make any improvements needed to endure the safety of students. Chief Leon said the district police force has been undergoing active shooter training for more than a decade. He said additional security measures began to the instituted following the shooting death of Lake Worth Middle School teacher Barry Grunow, 35, who was gunned down by then-13year-old student, Nathaniel Brazill, on the final day of school, May 26, 2000. Tips on talking to children about violence have been posted on the Palm Beach County School Districts website. In the meantime, clinical therapist Julia Hebert, MSW, ACSW, LICSW, offered insight into Aspergers Disorder. Its said the shooter, Adam Lanza, 20, suffered from it. Persons with Aspergers Disorder frequently have impaired social interactions, restricted and repetitive behavior patterns and average to above average intellectual functioning, she said. They may experience serious disturbance in overall daily functioning and prefer routines, given their difficulty with changes and transitions. In relating to others, Hebert said, they may have poor social reciprocity, eccentric, odd, over-intense emotions and deficiency in understanding their own emotions and the emotions of people they are with. As to Lanzas behavior, a person with Aspergers Disorder is not generally prone to violence and this is not a typical behavioral pattern. However, when presented with a complex processing problem that they are unable to comprehend, they may become anxious and panic which in turn may lead to hyper-reactivity, aggression or defensive withdrawal into an over-struc tured fantasy world. Most probably, the definitive reason for Adams aggression may never be fully known, but his mothers intention to have him committed to a psychiatric facility may have produced an imbalance in thought which may have helped to precipitate the deadly event. The children who witnessed the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were exposed to an overwhelming event which rendered them helpless in the face of intolerable danger and anxiety. They most likely will experience immediate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. How is the event likely to affect children in other areas of the country, including Boca Raton? Hebert asked. Studies show that the more personal the meaning of the threat is to the child, the greater the impact they will experience. The fact that such a high number of children attended school in Boca Raton following the shootings is a tribute not only to the resilience of our children but also to their parents and the way in which they helped their children cope with the tragedy. What are some of the strategies parents can do to help their children work through the tragic event? Be there for your children and listen to what they have to say about the tragedy. Be sure to offer informa tion that is keeping with their developmental level so that they are able to understand and process what is being told. If they do watch segments of the shooting on television, make certain that you are with them to answer questions. Watch for signs of psychological or behavioral symptoms which are commonly short term effects from a tragedy such as regression in behavior (enuresis, thumb sucking, baby talk), communication that takes on a newsreel-type quality or a sense of disconnect, aggressive behaviors frequently known as Identification with the Aggressor, difficulty sleeping, nightmares and changes in appetite. It is common for children to develop separation anxiety and clingy behavior toward parents and refusing to go to school immediately following a tragic event for fear that the same thing could happen to them. However, if behaviors persist over time, parents may want to seek professional help.Continued from page 1
4 -Edition 127 December, 21 through December 27,2012 www.bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Community News
Edition 127 5for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012 Community NewsDEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, If you see it in THE SUN its so. Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be mens or childrens, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but thats no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the babys rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood. I have no freaking clue who Nick and Jessica are. I see them on the cover of People and Us constantly when I am buying my dog biscuits and kitty litter. I often ask the checkers at the grocery stores. They never know who Nick and Jessica are either. Who are they? Will it change my life if I know who they are and why they have broken up? Why are they so important? I dont know who Lindsay Lohan is, either, and I do not care at all about Tom Cruises wife. Am I going to be called before a Senate committee and asked if I am a subversive? Maybe, but I just have no clue who Nick and Jessica are. Is this what it means to be no longer young. Its not so bad. Next confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I dont feel threatened. I dont feel discriminated against. Thats what they are: Christmas trees. It doesnt bother me a bit when people say, Merry Christmas to me. I dont think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesnt bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a creche, its just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away. I dont like getting pushed around for being a Jew and I dont think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I cant find it in the Constitution and I dont like it being shoved down my throat. Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship Nick and Jessica and we arent allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess thats a sign that Im getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where Nick and Jessica came from and where the America we knew went to.Continuing with our tradition The Boca Raton Tribune once again wants to share with our readers these historic pieces of writing to remind us of the innocence and pureness of the Christmas Season. Eight-year-old Virginia OHanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New Yorks Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become historys most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps. New York's SunDecember 22,1897Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus By Ben Stein l Dec 15, 2005 *The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary, December 18, 2005.Herewith at this happy time of year, a few confessions from my beating heart:
6 -Edition 127 December, 21 through December 27,2012 www.bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Story, photos by Barbara McCormickBOCA RATON -Members, friends and nominees of the Boca Raton/ Deerfield Beach Chapter of Soroptimist International recently gathered at the Boca Raton home of District One Director Kim Champion for their annual Gratitude Breakfast. It was more than just a breakfast, said Kim. It was also a new member induction ceremony. Geralyn Lunsford, who lives in Deerfield and works in Boynton Beach, was the first member installed. She is the new administrator for Bethesda Hospital West (to open in January, 2013.) Currently, she is vice president of Patient Services at Bethesda Memorial Hospital. Geralyn learned about Soroptimist by attending the recent Women of Distinction Breakfast. Klarissa Kitchen lives in Boca Ra ton and works in Broward County as a financial aid advisor for college students. She learned about the Soroptimist through the clubs Womens Opportunity Awards, which provides educational funding to female heads of households to better their lives. A Beads for Life jewelry display, organized by club members Cynthia Cummings, Elke Schmidt and Maureen Burke, supports a Womens Village in Uganda by selling their unique, colorful, handmade jewelry. Through jewelry sales, raffles and special events, Soroptimist members live up to their motto: To raise money, and donate money, to help women and girls, locally and internationally, who demonstrate great need and ability to improve their lives. New members join Soroptimist Chap ter of Boca Raton/Deereld Beach Running the jewelry sales are, from left, Cynthia Cummings, Elke Schmidt, Maureen Burke From left are Meryl Charnow, Wendy Friswell, Courtney Cordero At the new member induction are, from left, Kim Champion, Soroptimist District 1director; new members Geralyn Lunsford and Klarissa Kitchen and Mariela Montomgery, Soroptimist president
Edition 127 7for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012 Wayne Barton Study Center Holiday Newsletter No. 4 WAYNE BARTONS CHRISTMAS HOPE: A TOY AND MEAL FOR EVERY KID Its First and 10 For Francois Durand, with help from Wayne Barton Study CenterFrancois Durand Peanut, the 6-year-old poodle owned by Boca Raton Tribune Executive Editor Dale King and his wife, Julia Hebert, accompanied his daddy to the Wayne Barton Study Center dur ing the holiday season. Peanut was a favorite among staff members who brought him a couple of treats. He also met with Wayne Bar ton, founder of the center.
8 -Edition 127 December, 21 through December 27,2012 www.bocaratontribune.com The Boca Raton Tribune, P.O. Box 970593 Boca Raton, FL 33497 EDITORIALLetters must be signed with name clearly legible along with a phone number and complete address. sidered for publication. The Boca Raton Tribune reserves the right to edit the letters for spelling, grammar, news style, good taste and available space. Letters from the same author will not be published more often than every 60 days. E-mails to columnists may be used as letters to the editor.Letter Guidelines By Dale King Letters to the Editor The Boca Raton Tribune EDITORIALS/LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FLThe Boca Raton TribuneFounded January 15, 2010 Publisher Business C.E.OC.O.O. C.M.0 Editorial Executive Editor Managing Editor Online Edition Editor Social Media Software Engineer Well Be Home for Christmas, If Only in Our DreamsTo the Boca Tribune: The Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season and a prosperous New Year, from our provost, Bernadette Russell, and the SBDC team, Ted, Carole, Phil, Jackie, Bob, Sharon, Anne, Debbie, Constance, Suzanne, Isabel and Kimberly. To the Editor: Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon announces that all of her offices will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, but her offices will be open Dec. 31 and then closed on Jan. 1. Please not that Real Estate Property Tax, Tangible Personal Property Tax, delinquent Business Tax Receipt and motor vehicle registrations transactions can be processed online at taxcollectorpbc.com. Sincerely, Maxine Sonnenschein Civic Engagement Manager Palm Beach County Tax Collector With Gods blessing, my wife and I will celebrate Christmas next week. We have spent many Christmases together, and I thank God for her. She is the best gift I have ever received. We are both New Englanders, and, at this time of year, we think back to wonderful times spent with our families in the snowy and chilly North. Many of them are no longer with us, but they will always be part of our Christmas celebrations. We thank God for the many friends we have in Florida, and have already heard from many through cards and emails. Some will be joining us on Christmas Day, which will make this year special again. In my Christmas column last year, I recalled one of the wonderful things about Christmas in my home town of Attleboro, Massachusetts. The holiday light display at the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette has always been a major Christmas tradition. We visited La Salette online. The pictures cant do justice to the real thing, but it made us think of home and family. The shrine is particularly special to me because my parents names are on a plaque listing supporters of LaSalette. La Salette is holding its 59th Annual Festival of Lights through January 6. Words are inadequate to describe how the 350,000 lights will develop this years themeDescending Dove, says the website. I certainly agree. Earlier this year, our good friend Emily Lilly, who just retired as events specialist for the city of Boca Raton, told me she planned to visit La Salette this year. I certainly hope she does, because I know she is the type of person who would appreciate the message of the Christmas display. Jesus is the reason for all these lights because He is our Descending Dove in good times and bad, said Shrine Director, the Rev. Bob Russell. Jesus is always the one in whom we trust. It is my prayer-filled hope that each of our visitors will be touched by Jesus and be reborn once again. Its not just the display that attracts people from all over the northern United States and into Canada. Special events and concerts are scheduled. (Hopefully, they will be indoors. The outdoor chapel can get nippy this time of year.) If you get chilly, you can always head for the shrine cafeteria for coffee or hot chocolate. My best memory of La Salette is standing at the edge of the display, looking over the vast expanse of lights. In my mind, I can see tall mounds of snow pushed to the side by plows clearing the parking lot. In the distance is the chapel and its brightly lighted windows. Adjacent to that are buses spewing clouds of smoke and steam into the cold air. I hope Emily enjoys her visit as much as we have through the years. While I was on the web, I noticed a story that said the Rev. Andre Patenaude (Father Pat, as he was affectionately known), is recovering from a pancreatic infection he suffered while visiting France earlier in the year. Hes doing very, very well, said Fran Gunning, Father, Patenaudes secretary and administrative assistant at La Salette, quoted in The Anchor, the newspaper of the Fall River Catholic Diocese. Hes beginning to sing a little bit and play the guitar, Gunning said, noting she speaks with him every few days. Father Pat, a fixture at La Salette for many years, usually performs during special events such as the Christmas celebration. He has a wonderful tenor voice, and, to me, he sounds like Neil Sedaka. He has an international following, and has released more than 16 albums. Our prayers are with him, and our wish is for all of you to have a wonderful holiday sea son. La Salette Shrine, Attleboro, Massachusetts
Edition 127 9for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012 The Boca Raton Tribune EDITORIALS & LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.POSITIVE LIVING world, having received 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. By Douglas HeizerTHOUGHTS FROM THE PUBLISHER One Christmas to RememberIts Time for Cheers, Not Tears!Throughout most of the world, this is a time when Jews and Christians, especially, celebrate unique festivals from their religious calendars. For both of these important segments of society, those events recall significant historical facts in each tradition. For both, its a time of joy and merry-making! Its also a moment of major gratitude! Among many Jews and Christians, as well as others who do not get involved in those festivities, it can also be a depressing time. Perhaps the absence of significant others who have already departed from earth, or any other factor which brings them sad recollections, this season turns out to be devoid of joy. Nevertheless, whether or not you participate in Hannukah or Christmas, or any other celebration at this time of the year, you can still find reasons to rejoice and be glad. Its true that the conditions of our world are not too exciting, the economic woes in our nation bring extra uncertainties to its inhabitants. Moreover, other issues of a personal nature, can also impact your mood adversely at this time! My recommendation to you at this season or at any other time, in the circumstances of this moment, or in the face of any other adversity, is that you find reasons to be optimistic. As many have taught for several years, its in the problems themselves that one can find the seeds of their own resolution. Thus, instead of bemoaning your fate, in the place of complaining for what is not, that could be or should not be, accept things for what they are and plan to put yourself above situations you cannot fully control. Make this a time for cheers, not tears! Instead of isolating yourself from others, seek neighbors, friends, acquaintances as well as relatives and do something with them, or for them, expecting nothing in return. The joy of doing good at any time, to anyone, is in itself a rewarding experience. What will come back to you, unexpectedly, will enrich your life and grant you unique joys you might not have anticipated. Seek to enjoy the sights, the smells and the sounds of this sea son; allow them to impact you positively instead of negatively. Do not be jealous of the excitement others may be manifesting; find your own way to be glad as well, and you shall find unexpected joys!Christmas is always a very special time for my family and me. Its the season that we love the most. Its amazing for us to celebrate the birthday of the Baby who changes our lives and our world. This year, we have a new family member, a 4 month-old pug named Buddy. He is actually Pedros dog, but like Dixie, who is Andres boxer, they belong to the whole family because everybody loves them as our own. Watching him during these past few days has become important for me because it helps me to relax. He is so funny! Sometimes, I wish I could be a dog just to talk with him and explain to him that he mustnt poop on the living room carpet. I also want to alert him that he will die if he eats any of Dinis shoes. My mom came to be with us during the holidays and she is already looking to buy a big purse to kidnap him when she goes back home. My sister and her husband along with my niece have come this year as well. My brother-inlaw is a veterinarian and Buddy seems to know that and tries to run away from him because he is constantly afraid of undergoing an examination. I really want to be a dog to tell Buddy that my brother-in-law wont hurt him; he just wants to make sure he is healthy. This is exactly whats happening with us. God is always trying to speak with us, but look what mankind does. They pay no attention to God, even though he sent his Son to us in the form of a man to prove his love for us and speak directly to us. Jesus is God that became a human to better deliver His Fathers message to us. This is what we celebrate at Christmas. In the Heizer family, one of the most important traditions is to create and decorate the Christmas tree to gether. We place ornaments and gifts that we have collected since Dini and I were married 28 years ago! I personally love it when the kids begin to find the ornaments that they made in schools and at the church every year. Is very nice to remember who gave us the ornaments and why. We have some collections from events such as the First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant. Every year my friend, David, gives us a White House ornament. Remembering the good times is always amazing! I am predicting that when the kids grow up, we will still get together and build the tree when everybody is home. Can you imagine if God allows me to see my grand kids? Wow, I am celebrating the future now! This year, some families will not have anything to celebrate and even worse, they will never be able to celebrate their Christmas the same way again. These are the families who lost their children at the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. That city will have to endure the memories of this tragedy event during every Christmas season perhaps forever. This will be also marked in each American familys Christmas. We are never going to understand why some people just dont under stand the message of the Baby King. We took God out of our schools many years ago. It is long past the time that we invite him back into our schools. During this Christmas, take a moment to pray for those who are going to have a difficult during this Christmas season. Also, pray for our city. Ask God to keep us safe. To keep us away from those who dont understand the real meaning of Christmas. Merry Christmas for you and your family!
10 -Edition 127 December, 21 through December 27,2012 www.bocaratontribune.com The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL 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 Journey 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 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 33497Kabbalah 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 Congregational Church of Boca Raton 251 SW 4th Avenue Boca Raton FL 33432 Phone: 561-395-9255 E-mail: oce@churchooca. org Website: www.churchofbocaraton.org Pastor: Tom Lacey Sunday Worship Service: 10:00AM and Sunday School for all ages BOCA RATON TRIBUNE W ORSH IP D IRECTOR Y Congregation Shirat Shalom PO Box 971142 Boca Raton, FL 33497 Olympic Heights High School 561-488-8079 www.shiratshalom.org
Edition 127 11for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012 DIVORCE FLORIDA STYLEBy Mike Gora ColumnistsThe Boca Raton Tribune DEATH BY CLIFFBefore the white settlers had messed up the wild west for the Indians, the Indians, who never used the term until we arrived, hunted buffalo. In order to provide the entire tribe with provisions to carry them through the winter months a large last hunt of the fall season was organized. After locating a large herd of buffalo grazing near a steep cliff they appointed a couple of dozen of their biggest, strongest and fastest braves to wear last years buffalo skins and infiltrate the perimeter of the herd Buffalo, look big strong and tough, but in fact they are a bit like cows in disguise. Like ourselves, they are jittery and always worry about what is going to happen to them next. The disguised Indians begin by making some noises with drums and rattles and advancing on the herd, which begins to move toward the cliff; first slowly. The Indian warriors increase the noise and pace, and the buffalos surge forward, then trot and finally rush at stampeded pace over the 100 foot cliff to their deaths, where the waiting tribe will put them out of their misery, and slaughter and butcher them. That which is not used for meat might be used for other things, from weapons, to tools, to needles made from bone. When discussing the current fiscal cliff with our friends, whether Republican or Democrat, keep in mind that WE are all the buffalo. The Indians were driving the buffalo, we are being driven toward the cliff by the warriors of two tribes, the Democrats and Republicans. The Indians, however, were much smarter than the Senators and Congressmen of today, the Indians had a common goal, to feed and clothe the tribe for a winter or perhaps even two. The Republican and Democratic warriors of today do not have our common good in mind, but just the hope and wish that they can defeat the other at the next election through bluster, bribe, trickery and obfusca tion. So it seems we are at once not only the buffalo being driven off the cliff to our economic deaths, we are also the tribe, waiting for a good result which will enable us to live long and prosper. We see the problem, but we hold the solution in our hands. Whether you are a an R or a D call or e-mail your Senator or Congressman, send a Letter to the Editor, post your blog, or stick your head out the window and scream that you are mad as hell and refuse to take it anymore. The road to our financial salvation resides with neither the Republicans nor Democrats but somewhere in between where common sense and compromise live.Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Education and 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 can be reached at email@example.com. Christmas ThoughtsFAITHBy Pastor Sandy Huntsman Christmas means many things to different people. A teacher asked young Patrick Murphy: What do you do at Christmas time? Patrick addressed the class: Well Ms. Jones, me and my twelve brothers and sisters go to midnight mass and we sing hymns; then we come home very late and we put mince pies by the back door and hang up our stockings. Then all excited, we go to bed and wait for Father Christmas to come with all our toys. Very nice Patrick, she said. Now Jimmy Brown, what do you do at Christmas? Well, Ms. Jones, me and my sister also go to church with Mom and Dad and we sing carols and we get home ever so late. We put cookies and milk by the chimney and we hang up our stockings. We hardly sleep, waiting for Santa Claus to bring our presents. Realizing there was a Jewish boy in the class and not wanting to leave him out of the discussion, she asked, Now, Isaac Cohen, what do you do at Christmas? Isaac said, Well, its the same thing every year...Dad comes home from the office. We all pile into the Rolls Royce; then we drive to Dads toy fac tory. When we get inside, we look at all the empty shelves... and begin to sing: What A Friend We Have in Jesus. Then we all go to the Bahamas. To merchants it is the busiest, most profitable time of the year. To employees, we hope for a big Christmas bonus. For many teen-agers & adults it is a time of fun & parties. For children it is a time of unbearable waiting for Christmas morning. Clearly Christmas has become a mix of the sacred and the secular, and like it or not, believe it or not, we all have to deal with it. The birth and life of Jesus was in a real historical context. The biblical account makes numerous references to historical characters like Caesar Augustus, Archelaus, Publius Quirinius all of whom can be verified as ahaving actually existed. The events of the taxing, the slaughtering of babies, the visit of the Magi, all have other nonbiblical references as well. His birth was predicted in Scripture: Born of a virgin Isa iah 7.14, Born in Bethlehem Micah 5.2-4. In the Old Testament there are sixty major messianic prophecies and approximately 270 ramifications that were fulfilled in one person, Jesus Christ. Using the science of probability, we find the chances of just 48 of these prophecies being fulfilled in one person to be right at 10157 (a one followed by 157 zeros). (A Ready Defense, Josh McDowell, pg.210) In Luke 2.19 it says that Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. Another word for ponder means to bring together, not unlike what someone would do with the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Like Mary, as we hustle through this Christmas, I hope we will take some time to consider, even contemplate, the real details of the Christmas story and all their implications.
12 -Edition 127 December, 21 through December 27,2012 www.bocaratontribune.com WEST PALM BEACH, FL More than 125 guests recently attended Israel Cancer Associa tion USAs annual Membership Brunch at The National Croquet Center to hear well-known South Florida developer and philanthropist H. Irwin Levy speak on Southeast Florida and Israel: what do they have in common? His remarks highlighted the growth of the Jewish population in Southeast Florida, and the challenges facing Israel today. Claire and Melvin Levine were sponsors of the event. Brunch guests and Irwin and Ellen Levys many friends contributed donations toward an Israel Cancer Association USA (ICA USA) cancer research fellowship grant in the name of Irwin Levy. Their generous donations have funded one full fellowship, and contributions continue to be made toward the funding of a second cancer research grant in Levys honor. The sole mission of the nonprofit organization, based in West Palm Beach, is to raise monies for grants that provide Israeli scientists with critical funding to research all cancer diseases. Each grant is for two years and 100% of the funds goes directly to the scientists not to their institution, nor for ICA USAs overhead. Guests at the Annual Membership Brunch included: Martin Axman, Cynthia Berenson, Mickey & Larry Beyer, Kathleen & Alan Bleznak, Milton Dresner, Gig & Graciano Duarte, Ginger & Myron Feuer, Phyllis Folgelson, Judie & Howard Ganek, Lori & Bruce Gendelman, Joan & Da vid Genser, Sandra Heine, Ellen & Robert Jaffe, Marilyn & Stanley Katz, Barbara & Jack Kay, Dorothy Kohl, Marlene & Edward Landau, Dianne & Peter Meckler, Judy & Gil Messing, Joan & Gil Mintz, Wilma & Charles Mooney, Marsha & Bruce Moskowitz, Gail Nessel, Joanne Pflug, Lee & Harvey L. Poppel, Ari Rifkin & Eric Zvejnieks, Stephanie Ribakoff, Lillian & Bill Sandler, Joan & Stuart Sha piro, Elaine & Gerald Schuster, Marsha & Jerry Seslowe, Harriet & Bernard Shavitz, Caroline & Richard Sloane, Bertram Tamarkin, Norma & Bill Tiefel, Jan Willinger, and Gail Worth.ISRAEL CANCER ASSOCIATION USA BRUNCH GUESTS FUND RESEARCH GRANT IN HONOR OF H. IRWIN LEVY Irwin Levy, Mark Levy Sue & Yaacov Heller Toby Thierman, Claire Dashefsky, Celia Jacobs, Odette Steinberg, Jean Greenspa By Diane FeenIf you love France but dont relish the thought of being crammed into a tiny seat for eight or nine hours take heed. There is a new gift and accessory shop right here in downtown Boca Raton. Owner Stephanie Labouro was born in Paris and takes great pride in bringing back merchandise that will wow you and your friends. When I lived in France I used to travel to Provence to buy unusual items such as beautiful table clothes and linens, accessories and perfumes. My friends all loved what I bought and soon they wanted some for themselves. That is when I realized that I needed to open a shop to sell these beautiful things that can only be found in France, said La bouro, who originally came to the US as a foreign exchange student. Not only has Labouro grown into a mature woman of style, but so has her shop. Located in the Mizner Plaza directly across the street from Mizner Park, French Riviera has some of the most exciting colorful Swarovski Crystal hair accessories, French perfumes and soaps and other dcor pieces that have museum cache without the obscenely high price tags. We try to make sure everything we sell is under $100. We have the most wonderful hair clips with handmade ornamental designs that stay in your hair and wont fall out, adds Labouro, whose shop used to be in the Regency Court. Not only is Labouro born and bred in Paris, but her manager Sonia is also from France. And you know what they say about the French (other than they usually lack cellulite) that they have great style. Their claim to fame is beautiful and graphic cotton tablecloths from Provence in floral prints. These upbeat and sunny table linens are stainproof and come in a variety of sunburst colors like yellow, blue, green orange, red and lavender. They also come in sunflower, poppy and nature scenes that will perk up your day regardless of what life may bring your way. People just love these tablecloths that come in many shapes and sizes. You dont have to iron them, you can just wipe away stains and they are totally natural with a French-inspired exuberance. They also sell a specially designed Diffuser-Lamp made by Lampe Berger. Because of a unique process, the Lamp is able to take away unpleasant tobac co or cooking odors with ease. It also stops bacteria from forming as well. In its place comes a luxurious scent that permeates the air with hints of lavender, crme brulee, ocean breezes, jasmine and other floral scents. This air purifier may be new in the US but in France they have been using these Diffusers for almost 100 years. French Riviera also sells Roger Gallet colognes and soaps with heavenly scents as well as decorative scented sachets. If youre looking for a gift for a friend (or yourself) check out their line of ceramic bowls, trays, serving pieces, tea pots and decorative salt and pepper shakers from Muzeum. These abstract modern ceramic pieces are inspired by the genius of Picasso and will make any table look like an object of art. The best part is that they are made in France and have their own Parisian flair that you wont see anywhere else. That is the beauty of French Riviera. All of their merchandise has its origin in France (sometimes Stephanie finds new companies in the back roads of Provence) yet they all have classic and elaborate beauty that is universal. Their hair accessories by MC Davidian (a French designer) are popular and come in all style hair bands, barrettes, combs, clips, etc. Come into French Riviera at 132 NE 2nd Street in Mizner Plaza. For directions or information call: 561-7500414 firstname.lastname@example.orgSHOPPING WITH STYLE THE FRENCH RIVIERA
Edition 127 B1Section B December 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com A Very Funny Feminist Revenge ComedyENTERTAINMENT See page B2 The Boca Raton Tribune B Section B Boca Life & See page B3FINE DINING AT ABE & LOUIES PRIME STEAK HOUSE FOOD REVIEWThe Masci family is rich in talent and success that spans for generations. Nello Masci and his wife Maggie began their ca reer performing at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City. In 1983 their teenage children, Michael and Michelle joined the act and this multi talented instrumental family has been entertaining South Florida ever since. In 1985 the Masci family moved to South Florida and began working at the Palm Aire Country Club and also became frequent entertainment at Woodfield and Broken Sound Country Clubs In 1989, Geplen Productions and Entertainment was developed and evolved into one of the finest companies offering the hottest acts at many notable hotels and country clubs in South Florida. 1995 brought a year of new beginnings, as the family performed their variety show in their own 600 seat theater in Branson, Missouri. However, the longing to return to the east coast brought them back to the area where each member could pursue their careers and become powerhouse entertainers. Recently Nello, Maggie, and Michelle moved to North Carolina where they own and operate Mama Christinas Restaurant. Nello and Michelle perform their regularly, while mother Maggie does all the cooking. Michael and his family have recently moved to Southern California to pursue a solo career and his velvety sounds are sure to propel him into stardom! He continues to perform with his big band, and travel internationally on cruise ships. His wife actress/singer Blanca Degarr Masci, is no stranger to the entertainment world either. With a career that began as a grand champion, leading lady on Star Search. She also appeared as a regular on NBCs 80s hit television show Rags to Riches Together they now own and operate Geplen Produc tions entertainment agency. The family will reunite, for a one night only show At The Top of the Bridge Hotel. This night of dinner and dancing will be by reserva tion only for Sunday evening, December 30, 2012. Dinner tickets are $37.95 per person plus service charge and tax. Please call to make your arrangements now! CALL FOR RESERVATIONS 888927-2952. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m.THE MASCI FAMILY RARE RETURN ENGAGEMENT The Masci family is rich in talent and success that spans for generations. Nello Masci and his wife Maggie began their career performing at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City. In 1983 their teenage children, Michael and Michelle joined the act and this multi talented instrumental family has been entertaining South Florida ever since. In 1985 the Masci family moved to South Florida and began working at the Palm Aire Country Club and also became frequent entertainment at Woodeld and Broken Sound Country Clubs In 1989, Geplen Productions and Entertainment was developed and evolved into one of the nest companies oering the hottest acts at many notable hotels and country clubs in South Florida. 1995 brought a year of new beginnings, as the family performed their variety show in their own 600 seat theater in Branson, Missouri. However, the longing to return to the east coast brought them back to the area where each member could pursue their careers and become powerhouse entertainers. Recently Nello, Maggie, and Michelle moved to North Carolina where they own and operate Mama Christinas Restaurant. Nello and Michelle perform their regularly, while mother Maggie does all the cooking. Michael and his family have recently moved to Southern California to pursue a solo career and his velvety sounds are sure to propel him into stardom! He continues to perform with his big band, and travel internationally on cruise ships. His wife actress/ singer Blanca Degarr Masci, is no stranger to the entertainment world either. With a career that began as a grand champion, leading lady on Star Search. She also appeared as a regular on NBCs 80s hit television show Rags to Riches Together they now own and operate Geplen Productions entertainment agency. The family will reunite, for a one night only show At The Top of the Bridge Hotel. This night of dinner and dancing will be by reservation only for Sunday evening, December 30, 2012. Dinner tickets are $37.95 per person plus service charge and tax. Please call to make your arrangements now! CALL FOR RESERVATIONS 888-927-2952. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m.THE MASCI FAMILY RARE RETURN ENGAGEMENTMichael Masci Michelle and Nello Masci The Masci family is rich in talent and success that spans for generations. Nello Masci and his wife Maggie began their career performing at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City. In 1983 their teenage children, Michael and Michelle joined the act and this multi talented instrumental family has been entertaining South Florida ever since. In 1985 the Masci family moved to South Florida and began working at the Palm Aire Country Club and also became frequent entertainment at Woodeld and Broken Sound Country Clubs In 1989, Geplen Productions and Entertainment was developed and evolved into one of the nest companies oering the hottest acts at many notable hotels and country clubs in South Florida. 1995 brought a year of new beginnings, as the family performed their variety show in their own 600 seat theater in Branson, Missouri. However, the longing to return to the east coast brought them back to the area where each member could pursue their careers and become powerhouse entertainers. Recently Nello, Maggie, and Michelle moved to North Carolina where they own and operate Mama Christinas Restaurant. Nello and Michelle perform their regularly, while mother Maggie does all the cooking. Michael and his family have recently moved to Southern California to pursue a solo career and his velvety sounds are sure to propel him into stardom! He continues to perform with his big band, and travel internationally on cruise ships. His wife actress/ singer Blanca Degarr Masci, is no stranger to the entertainment world either. With a career that began as a grand champion, leading lady on Star Search. She also appeared as a regular on NBCs 80s hit television show Rags to Riches Together they now own and operate Geplen Productions entertainment agency. The family will reunite, for a one night only show At The Top of the Bridge Hotel. This night of dinner and dancing will be by reservation only for Sunday evening, December 30, 2012. Dinner tickets are $37.95 per person plus service charge and tax. Please call to make your arrangements now! CALL FOR RESERVATIONS 888-927-2952. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m.THE MASCI FAMILY RARE RETURN ENGAGEMENT Michael Masci Michelle and Nello Masci
December 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com B2 Edition 127 Section B Entertainment Skip SheffieldA Very Funny Feminist Revenge Comedy Some think feminists are dour, humorless people. Not Lauren Gunderson. Lauren Gunderson is the playwright of Exit, Pursued by a Bear, playing through Dec. 30 in its Florida premiere at the Arts Garage, 180 NE First Ave., Delray Beach. Bear is a comedy about an abusive husband and his long-suffering wife, who has decided to suffer no more. That woman is Nan (Niki Fridh), a northern Georgia housewife is fed up with the abuse and neglect of her loutish husband Kyle (David Nail). Kyle is a good ol boy Neanderthal who loves hunting and guzzling Busch beer, and if he gets a little too muchwhich is oftenhe may just haul off and smack his poor wife. The play opens with Kyle ducttaped to a La-Z-Boy chair, gagged and immobile. Nan announces she is going to leave his sorry self. Furthermore she is going to drag him to the back yard and cover him with venison steaks, which will presumably cause him to be devoured, if not pursued by a bear. Nan is empowered by her new best friend Peaches, aka Sweetheart (Lindsey Forgey), an aspiring actress with a fondness for Shakespeare. There isnt much call for Shakespeare in north Georgia, so sweetheart makes ends meet by stripping. It is amusing to note that the plays title is lifted from a stage direction in Shakespeares A Winters Tale, and Sweetheart likes to quote The Bard in a Southern drawl. More important to Nan is her devotion and respect to Americas 39th President, Jimmy Carter, whom she quotes aften. The idea of Carter as muse is funny. He was one of Americas less successful Presidents, but at heart he is a highlyprincipled, morally upright man. This is in stark contrast to Kyle, who has no redeeming value. Why Nan would ever get involved with Kyle in the first place is puzzling, but as the playwright says, this is a shocking, violent and silly play. It is also very funny under the guidance of director Louis Tyrrell and the well-chosen cast, which includes David Hemphill as Nans other best friend Simon Beaufort, a gay, cross-dressing character in a cheerleaders outfit. Bear races along in about 70 minutes sans intermission. Its not Shakespeare, but it is very funny entertainment and a good addition to Arts Garage. Shows are 7:30 p.m. WednesdayFriday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30-$40. Call 561-4506357. A Delicate Balance at Palm Beach Dramaworks On a more serious note, A Delicate Balance, runs through Jan. 9 at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. I must confess I was a bit daunted at the prospect of a three-act play with two intermissions. However, the show fairly flew by under the direction of William Hayes. The cast is absolutely first-rate, befitting of three Pulitzer Prize-winning plays by Americas Shakespeare, Edward Albee. A lot of playwrights have written about dysfunctional families. Few have done so with the eloquence of Albee, who was inspired by some of his own family history growing up as an adopted son of a wealthy family. Agnes (Maureen Anderman) and Tobias (Dennis Creaghan) are a wealthy married couple living in a large Connecticut estate with servants and a permanent houseguest, Agnes sister Claire (Angie Radosh). Claire is cheerfully, adamantly an alcoholic. The booze shields her from the harsher reality of her situation, but it has not dulled her rapier wit. There is an ongoing tension and resentment in this domestic triangle, but the three characters have learned to live with it. The balance is upset with the unexpected entrance of the couples best friends, Edna (Laura Turnbull) and Harry (Rob Donohoe). The couple has been seized with some inexplicable terror that has driven them from their house, and in desperation they ask if they can stay in the spare bedroom. Ever the gracious hosts, Agnes and Tobias reluctantly agree to the intrusion, but the balance is upset further with the arrival of the couples daughter Julia (Anne Bates), who has come home to mommy and daddy after the crumbling of her fourth marriage. The tensions that simmered in Act One quickly and forcibly come to a boil. A Delicate Balance asks some very big questions. How much can one partner forgive the other in a marriage? How long must a parent care, nurture and forgive a grown child? What responsibility does a friend have for a best friend? How long can one sibling tolerate the misbehavior of another? Maureen Anderman is a specialist in the work of Albee and she is the very picture of a wealthy, upper-class society matron: cool and polished on the outside; raging on the inside. Dennis Creaghan is suave and debonair as Tobias, but not without guilt, weakness and doubt. Angie Radosh is a master comedian who makes her characters reprehensible behavior amusing rather than repulsive. Anne Bates has the toughest job of all making her immature, cling daughter sympathetic, but rest assured all characters have his or her moment to state their case, and with this casts skill, we care. Tickets are $55 and may be reserved by calling 561-514-4042. In conjunction with this produc tion, a film documentary, The Stages of Edward Albee, will have its world premiere with three showings at 2, 5n and 8 p.m. Jan. 8. Tickets are $10. Visit www.palmbeachdramaworks.org
Edition 127 B3Section B December 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com FINE DINING AT ABE & LOUIES PRIME STEAK HOUSE Food Review Marc Kent The dinner menu at Abe & Louies lists a dozen appetizer selections including such raw treats as pepperseared ahi tuna and tuna tartare. The cold starters include jumbo shrimp cocktail, jumbo lump crabmeat cocktail and a jumbo lump crab cake plus littleneck clams and our selection, chilled oysters which were large bivalves, cool and crisp excellent. Also try the clams casino for a taste treat. We sampled the French onion soup, a really smooth soup base with onions galore and a tasty cheese crown. Weve tasted no finer New England clam chowder in our travels this is a must try. This reviewer had a very nice chunky chicken vegetable soup then jumbo stone crabs, delicious with house made mustard dipping sauceall off the menu. Seven salads grace the menu, the Abe & Louies salad featured apples and pistachio nuts for a pleasant combination. The Caesar salad is romaine tossed with a very, very light dressing. If you wish a more full bodied taste ask your server for additional dressing and if you likeanchovies! Offered on this evening menu was a red and yellow beet salad cold, crisp thin slices with a simple dressing just fine! Well known for their steaks and chops, we sampled a superior woodfired aged prime rib eye tasty and tender despite being ordered well done. The lamp chops au jus were three nice sized center cutsdelicious when ordered medium/well. Other selections on the menu include filet mignon bonein or removedplus New York sirloin, prime rib and prime porterhouse and a double cut veal chop. A half dozen sauces are for the asking-as is the range of doneness, including skillet blackened. The classic entres feature such excellent choices as osso bucco a giant serving with fine taste and texture served on a bed of parmesan risotto. We had a sweet tasting prime calves liver, sauted with onions and baconand floating in their juices. We also sampled an excellent salmon filet, full flavored salmon steak with true taste. Try the shrimp and scallop Louiea basmati base with wood fired scallops and baked shrimp-an adventure! Both ahi tuna steaks and sword fish steaks are listed, as is a sword fish chop. Lobsters abound 2,3 or 4 pounders, available boiled or baked stuffed or the lobster Savannah a two pounder with mushrooms and peppers in a sherry cream sauce, returned to shell and browned with parmesan!! Chicken devotees can enjoy a whole roasted chicken, lemon veloute! Side dishes some 16 in number, offer a chance to mix and match large side portions with your choices of entrees noted above. Choose from any of a dozen dessertswe had a bit of the New York cheesecake, rich and smooththen fresh baked apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice creamjust like Grandma made the magnificent classic crme brulee, delightful taste and texture. You may wish to try their real key lime pie, colossal chocolate cake with its 7 layers of imported chocolate, et al. Cappuccino, espresso or caf latte, coffees or herb/Darjeeling teas are offered. Abe & Louies has a full bar featuring 25 scotches, 9 whiskeys and more. After dinner selections also including a dozen cognacs and armagnacs plus some 30 cordials and ports. A nice touch is the offer of any of 6 tasting flightsthree 1 ounce pours of each of 3 choices libations. Selma, Ziggy and this reviewer congratulate Chef Brian Nelson on presenting superior dishes for an up scale dining public. Abe & Louies is open luncheon from 11AM to 4PM each day except Saturday. Dinners from 4PM to 10PM Sunday through Thursday, 11PM Friday and Saturday. We will review the luncheon and the Sunday brunch at a later date. Located at 2200 West Glades Road in Boca Raton (561-447-0024). This 8 year old restaurant seats some 400 diners in a warm comfortable setting. We heartily recommend you Go and Enjoy!Youll love Luv, a wacky comedy at Plaza Theatre Theater Review Dale King and Julia HebertMANALAPAN If youre looking for a madcap comedy to ignite the tendrils of your funny bone, get some Luv. Luv is the name of a very funny, very weird play penned by Murray Schisgal in 1964. A whopping hit at venues throughout the nation, it is playing through Dec. 30 at the Plaza Theatre in Plaza Del Mar, Manalapan. You need some very uninhibited and unfettered comic actors to make this production work. Plaza Theatre has cornered three of the best: Avi Hoffman, famed for his Too Jewish and Too Jewish Two one-man shows and a lengthy list of stage, TV and movie roles; Patti Gardner, a multi-Carbonell Award nominee often seen with the Boca Raton Theatre Guild and Steven Carroll, who tears up the scenery with his rubber-faced expressions, red-faced rage and superb talent for insane antics. Together, they tear through Luv with out-of-control actions and wonderful comic timing. Luv takes LOL to a new level and it has nothing to do with email. Carroll portrays Harry Berlin, a deeply depressed man convinced his life is going nowhere -so much so that he has decided to kill himself by jumping off a bridge. Just before he makes his big leap, Harry is interrupted by Milt Manville (Hoffman), an old friend from college who has struck it rich as a combination stock broker and salvage dealer (we used to call that dump picking). Milt is not-very-happily married to wildly neurotic Ellen (Gardner), and is having an affair on the side with a never-seen woman named Linda. Fig uring he can kill two birds with one stone so to speak -Milt fixes Harry up with Ellen, hoping theyll hit it off and Ellen will leave Milt so he can marry Linda. The ruse works at least in part. Harry and Ellen decide to tie the knot. But in Act II, Milt and Ellen return to the fateful on the bridge to share mutual disappointments with their new spouses. Neither of the nuptials has worked out. What happens next just continues the craziness. The action is riveting, and this play is a riot. But it gets a little tiresome toward the end. Several opportunities to conclude the play are passed over, but the eventual ending is pretty good. Luv is an absurdist comedy that pays considerable homage to physical comedy like that of the Marx Brothers and Three Stooges. But these are very good role models, even if their vaudevillian-inspired antics are sometimes slightly dated. There is no deep meaning in Luv, so dont bother taking notes. Just enjoy three wonderful performers giving their all to entertain. Luv plays through Dec. 30 at the Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, in the Del Mar Plaza across the street from the Ritz-Carlton. For tickets call the box office at 561-588-1820.
December 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com B4 Edition 127 Section B S P O T L I G H T Puttin on the Ritz with GlitzThe Black Hat Diamond Divas enjoyed a fabulous holiday party at the Ritz Carlton in Manalapan. 32 Divas attended along with two male guests. We had a contest for Ms. Diva, 2013 which was won by Elyssa Kupferberg. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch consisting of Ca saer Salad, Chicken or Fish entree and a fab key lime dessert. Many door prizes were award along with a holiday gift swap and line dancing.Ms. Diva, 2012, Lillian Floyd, Diva Leader Charlotte Beasley and Ms. Diva, 2013, Elyssa Kupferberg Diva Leader Charlotte Beasley with Jerry Alfano owner of Frank and Dinos who was a judge of the Ms. Diva contest Ms. Diva, 2012, Lillian Floyd, Diva Leader Charlotte Beasley, Judge Jerry Alfano and Ms. Diva, 2013, Elyssa Kupferberg Changed by a Baby Boy A Christmas Musical December 9, 2012, 8:30 & 11:00 am Enjoy a Christmas performance by our choir and orchestra Come and join us for Biblical preaching and authentic worship. Boca Glades is a place for family, friends, healing, growth and a place to call home.We hope to see you at these upcoming events! Sunday Service 8:30 am and 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm (Bible Teaching) Wednesdays 6:30 8:00 pmMany other ministries offered: Womens Ministry, Mens Ministry, Bible Studies, Small Groups, MOPS, AWANA and much more Check us out on Facebook, our website (www.bocaglades.org ) or call the office at 561-483-4228. Christmas 2012 10101 Judge Winikoff Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-483-4228
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December 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012www.bocaratontribune.com B8 Edition 127 Section B GALLERY 22320 ESPLANADE #53 Royal Palm Place Boca Raton, FL 33432Store #53Photo by Denise Felice GET REAL!Signature Linewww.yaacovheller.com 561.347.1677 UNDER EYE SKIN... Keep that Delicate Skin Under Your Eyes Looking Youthful Oleda Talks Oleda Baker You wake up one morning and all of a sudden see another new line or two around your eyes. Panic sets in...right? Your reaction is, It just popped up overnight. Wellnot really. When you actually see the new line you should know it started developing long ago. This is often true of dark circles under the eyes and puffiness, toothey start gradually and all of a sudden we notice them. Can proper skin care or treatment around the eyes help to prevent lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness? Yes proper treatments and good habits can certainly postpone these irritating happenings for many yearsit can also soften the seriousness of it when it does happen. Oleda Baker C.E.O. Oleda & Company, Inc. Heres What Helps Special Gentle Massage: Its important that the tiny capillaries under the eyes be stimulated. This massage is to help reduce lines and wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness: Take a finger and press firmly, but gently, on one spot on the area under the eye. While pressing down firmly, and without lifting the finger, make a small rotating motion several times. You can also just press firmly, lift your finger up, and do it again several times in one spot. Then go to the spot next to it until you have massaged all areas under the eye, thus bringing more blood flow under the skin. The Sun and Sunglasses: Its very, very important to wear good sunglasses when out in the sun or glare. Keep an extra pair around. Sunglasses, in addition to helping to prevent cataracts, also protect the delicate skin around your eyes from the suns rays. The sun not only dries the surface skin preparing the way for lines and wrinkles, but also works deeper beneath the skin, hardening the collagen under it. Oh Mynow, as the collagen gets harder under the skin, the lines become deeperand deeper. Sunglasses also do another very important thingthey help lessen squinting. The combination of frequent squinting and direct sunlight on the skin is a fool proof recipe for quickly aging this very thin skin before its time. Creams For Under Eyes: Lines and wrinkles under the eyes are not always a sign of aging, rather they could be an indication of neglect. Lack of treatment, with creams, lotions and without stimulation of this area will speed up the ag ing process. Best to use a moisturizer that especially nourishes the fragile tissue around the eyes. I apply a rich moisturizer with aloe vera as its primary ingredient before applying makeup. Also make sure youre using a good sunscreen with a minimum SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 15. If youre a beachgoer or outdoor sports enthusiast, consider a sun block with titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide during those times (the kind that lifeguards use, which you can now get in tinted versions). Sleep The Right Way: Puffiness can be caused by an accumulation of fluid in the eye area, possibly from allergies or a sinus problem. Try sleeping with your head a little higher so this fluid cannot accumulate as easily. Try this for 2 weeks and see what the results are. I dont believe in sleeping on high pillows in general, as they are not the best for your body alignment. If you decide you need to stay with the higher pillow make sure your neck is properly supported. Get Enough Sleep and Rest: Yes, you have heard this before. But it really is true. While you are testing these suggestions try to get 7 or 8 hours rest. Then make up your own mind if this is good for you. Allergies: People with puffy eyes caused by allergies are constantly rubbing and stretching the collagen, fibers and skin around the eyes. Keep this up and youll develop loose, maybe baggy, skin around the eyes. See your doctor for the proper eye drops and treatment if necessary. Make-up: To hide dark circles use a dark circle cover-up product that covers well yet is light in texture. Use one with Mica to reflect light, which causes a light reflection in your dark area. Reduce Stress: Some say that dark circles are encouraged by stress, that it can cause an increase in melanin production under the eyes. If you cant get rid of the stress at the moment, make sure you are taking enough vitamins/ minerals/trace minerals. Could You Be Anemic? If you are tired a good part of the time check with your doctor to see if you might be anemic. This can cause some discoloration as well as looking tired under the eyes. Cigarette Smoking: Smoking ciga rettes slows the blood flow in the face and under the eyes. This means the skin is not getting the proper nourishment and blood flow it needs to be at its best. Also, every time you draw on a ciga rette you purse your lips do this over and over for a long period and what do you havethe lines going up and down on the skin around your lips that you hate so much. ANDyou did it! I dont mean to make you feel bad but I must tell you the truthif youre a cigarette smoker, maybe it will help you stop. Feed Your Skin For Beauty and Health: Nutrition plays a very big part in the total condition of your skin and its youthfulness. (And while Im thinking of itnot a pleasant subject make sure your bowel movements are normal and regular. Poor skin can be due to poor nutrition, as well as poor elimination.) Well, I dont think there is anything left to say about the skin under the eyesif I have missed something, Ill bet youll let me know! andIll respond too! Until next time, Love, Oleda www.oleda.com Biography: Oleda Baker began her career as a high fashion model with the prestigious Wilhelmina Model Agency, in New York City. She is the author of ten books on beauty, health and anti-aging and one novel Reluctant Goddess. She is founder and CEO of Oleda and Company, Inc., her 40-yearold anti-aging products company for skin, hair, diet, energy, nutritional supplement products as well as special makeup (www.oleda.com). Oleda is also a visionary artist. Her oil paintings are exhibited in museums and galleries around the country (www.oledaart. com). Find her on Facebook :http:// www.facebook.com/oleda.baker. Municipal News
Edition 127 21for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012Municipal NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune The School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association (CTA) have reached a tentative agreement on a contract that includes a salary increase for all 12,578 teachers. The new salary schedule provides for an average increase of 3.41% for all teachers retroactive to July 1, 2012. The two sides concluded bargaining late in the evening on Nov. 26. That meeting marked the 11th bargaining session between the parties since negotiations began last May. The tentative salary agreement for School District teachers is believed to be one of the highest, if not the highest, in the State of Florida for the 201213 school year, said school officials. We are very pleased that we have been able to reach this important agreement, said Superintendent Wayne Gent. The School Board values our teachers, and this tentative agreement demonstrates our commitment to provide the best salary proposal financially possible at this time. We look forward to an ongoing collaborative relationship with our teachers that will ultimately benefit the students, he said. Some highlights of the agreement include: Teachers will receive a salary increase on an improved salary schedule retroactive to the start of the 20122013 school year. Under the agreement, all teachers will receive an equitable increase averaging 3.41% for the entire employee group. By improving the salary schedule, teachers eligible for a step will receive an increase ranging from $1,500 to $4,300. The average increase will be $1,786. The cost to the District will be approximately $22.5 million The beginning salary for teachers with no prior experience was increased from $37,322 to $38,000. So even newly-hired teachers will realize an increase of $678. Teachers currently earning the longevity salary of $71,745, will see their base salary increase by $1,500 to $73,245 for the 2012-13 school year. The longevity salary will revert back to $72,500 on July 1, 2013 unless the parties agree otherwise in future negotiations that are already scheduled to reopen in April of 2013. Teachers with children in districtoperated after-school child care programs will be eligible for a 25 percent discount. The tentative agreement must now be ratified by teachers through a vote and then approved by the School Board.School District, Classroom Teachers Reach Tentative Pact OKInstructors to get an average 3.41 percent pay raise By Dale KingBOCA RATON The family of a mother and daughter killed outside the Town Center at Boca Raton mall two weeks before Christmas in 2007 are appealing for information about the incident so their murdered relatives can have peace. I just beg of you, if you know anything, please come forward, cried JoAnn Bruno, sister of Nancy Bochic chio, 47, who was shot to death along with her 7-year-old daughter, Joey, by an apparent abductor. Nancy and Joey were last seen on surveillance video walking hand-in-hand into the mall, and later exiting and walking toward their car. That was the night of Dec. 12, 2007. The next morning, a security guard found their bodies in Nancys stillrunning SUV parked outside the Sears store at the far west end of the parking lot. The mother and daughter had been bound with plastic ties and handcuffs and at least one of them was wearing blacked-out swim goggles. Boca Raton Police held a news conference at the 6500 Building Dec. 12 to give the media a chance to speak with family members on the fifth anniversary of the unsolved killing. Please, give my sister and Joey some peace, cried JoAnn. Let them rest in heaven because they dont have peace. How can anyone have peace when their daughter was tortured? In the years since the murders, police have received more than 2,000 tips and have released a sketch of a suspect. The murder has been featured on several TV shows, including Americas Most Wanted and a recap of the incident compiled several years was shown on the E Network. Detectives said the mother and daughter were abducted, taken to an ATM and forced to take out $500 before they were shot and killed. A 911 call from Nancys cellular phone was received by the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office, but was disconnected before dispatchers could answer it. The operator tried to call back to Nancys phone, but received no response, said authorities. We feel very confident in the evidence that we do have that if we identify a suspect we can tie that suspect to that evidence. Its a matter of identifying that individual or individuals that can point us in the right direction, said Police Chief Dan Alexander. The sketch released by police was based on the account of another woman who said she and her daughter were abducted in their SUV in the mall parking lot in August of 2007. She said he told them to drive around, but later released them unharmed. Investigators believe it may have been the same man. They also said the gunman may have killed the Bochicchios because Nancy fought him to save her daughter. A $350,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer or killers remains available. CBSMiami contributed to this reportFamily of double murder victims seeks information, peace ve years after killing Nancy and Joey Bochicchio (Courtesy of Americas Most Wanted) Sketch of suspect in Bochicchio murders.
22 -Edition 127 December, 21 through December 27,2012 www.bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune Municipal East/West Boca Raton, FL
Edition 127 23for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012 THE CITIZENS VOICEBy Al Zucaro ...and then there were none! Sitting here reading various reports on local and statewide ethics reform and also reviewing the recent media coverage of our citys frustration over the vacancies on volunteer boards and committees, raises concern and curiosity as to reasons why. The age old JFK adage of ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country seems to be a lost sentiment in these days of political correctness, of continual oversight and of frustrating outcomes regardless of the individual participation. To support this proposition, let me share a collage of reactions from citizens around Boca Raton on their voluntarily willingness to participate and contribute and their feelings of resentment, disrespect and frustration. No direct quotes are presented as these individuals, in a calmer moment might modulate their comments but.contained within their emotion is a lot of truth. Last week WPTV reported that volunteers are disappearing from various boards in the city of Boca Raton. (see http:www.wptv.com/dpp/ news/region s palm beach county/ boca raton/boca-raton-city-counsilfrustrated-over-lack-of-interest-in-vol unteer-board-positions) WPTV reported that not one person stepped forward on November 13th to fill the 20 open positions on the various boards. Mayor Whelchel was even heard to express the councils collective frustration with this growing phenomenon. Also reported was longtime resident Bob Hildreths concern that no matter what the reason, the residents need to get involved. It is in that sentiment where one really cannot ignore but rather must explore what the reasons may be. From many different voices and on many different levels, the prevailing sentiment is that after years of volunteering, committee members are being heard to express a telling story of their experiences and the consensus is that the story being told is not a pretty one. Starting with the countys recent movement to shed its corruption label, multiple restrictions and demands have been put in place on volunteers both at the county and city levels. And, if you are paying attention at all to the state, more restrictive regulations can be expected in this upcoming legislative session. These regulations assume that there are no ethical people and treat the volunteer from a guilty until proven innocence posture governing, with the power of law, what members can and cannot do. If you dont think this a deterrent and a turn off, think again. Rules regarding attendance and rules on speaking outside of the official meeting to other committee volunteers often result in reprimands to the volunteer with disciplinary action copied to countless city officials on a public record resulting in what might be viewed as a Scarlett letter on the reputation of the volunteer. Remember folks.these are volunteers. Websters dictionary defines volunteer as a person who undertakes some task or service of his own free will to offer willingly. The operative sentiment is willingly, without pecuniary reward. The reward is in the good feelings received from doing something positive, an act for the greater good. Subjecting volunteers to criticism and embarrassment is a sure way to reduce participation. Big brother is always present. Meetings are all taped to preserve the evidence of a possible and perceived wrong doing; meetings are often arbitrarily relocated at the wish and whim of the administration; and Board bank accounts containing financial contributions both public and private are no longer permitted within the citys recent guidelines. New board members are often appointed simply on request of the applicant without any demonstration of their previous involvement with the particular committee they are being appointed too. In some cases well developed concepts and program ideas are submitted to the city to languish unanswered for extended periods of time without guidance, comment or criticism. Treatment like this naturally leads the volunteer to ask, Why bother serving such an ungrateful master. So whats up.or better yet, whats down. Perhaps the citys frustration would be reduced if leadership would become more aware of peoples feelings and frustrations, a symptom of the councils lack of having their ear to the ground, their lack of listening to the average citizen. These elementary school restrictions designed to CYA the leadership and administration by curtailing a boards scope and power is very off putting, not just to new applicants but to existing volunteer members who have simply given up and walked away. This reality is exampled in the WPTV piece reflecting that after not being able to attract new members on November 13th, five existing volunteers resigned the very next morning on November 14th. Coincidence, I think not. There is a substantial price to be paid for overwhelming restrictions; for this no you cant do that atmosphere. Limitations that curtail volunteerism, no matter how well intended, are bad things. A toll has clearly been taken over the past few years with the tip of the iceberg now being seen at so many different levels. But perhaps, in a very Machiavellian way, this is exactly what is wanted. Citizen involvement flies in the face of the trend in government these days. These days, in this nanny society, one starts from the proposition that the government knows best, that the citizens should just follow quietly the leaderships direction without question, without participation. Citizen volunteers are the bottom line; to wit: the proverbial pain in the ass, the pebble in the shoe, a hindrance to unbridled power grabbing, simply a time consuming annoying mosquito on the furrowed brow of our dictatorial leadership, the all-knowing philosopher kings. It almost seems that the elected officials, yes, I said elected officials, may have forgotten, or may just do not care that volunteers who serve are giving of their time, talent and energies to improve the quality of life for the Boca resident not for the convenience of the elected official. These volunteers give freely, having nothing to gain except the satisfaction of a job well done, a job that should appreciated by elected official and the administration. Fancy that! One residents comment worthy of repeating reflects a consensus feeling across the board with Boca residents city wide. I love this city. My family has been part of it for decades now but more and more Im disturbed by how we (volunteers) are treated as naughty children by city leadership. These same people wonder why more people dont vote in city elections? Because we are aware, painfully aware, that no matter how we vote ultimately wont matter, when those who truly run the city of Boca Raton are not the elected official. They, (unelected officials) are running (volunteerism) alright-running it right into the ground. So back to the beginning, the question is not to ask what you can do for the city but rather to ask what the city officials can do for you. How frustrating is it that. Volunteers are acting by reacting, by withdrawing from participating and by their collective inaction Until there is an attitude change at the top, there will be less and less of us on the bottom. STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. MARIO BIDOLI, Case # 34391 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MARIO BIDOLI, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your LAW ENFORCEMENT Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Jennifer C. Pritt, Program Director, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before February 18, 2013. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certifica tion pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: December 18, 2012 Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -sClyde Lemon, Division RepresentativeLegal Notice
24 -Edition 127 December, 21 through December 27,2012 www.bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune Municipal East/West Boca Raton, FL Municipal News BOCA RATON A West Boca Ra ton woman was arrested Dec. 12 on charges stemming from a car crash in March that killed two people, said a report from the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office. PBSO said Joanne Luu, 20, was arrested on warrants charging her with two counts of DUI manslaughter and two counts of vehicular homicide. According to reports, Luu was the driver of one of the vehicles involved in a March 9 crash that killed Angelina Ferrarella, 85, and Donna Dangelo, 54, both of West Raton. The crash oc curred that evening at Sandalfoot Boulevard and State Road 7. According to the PBSO report, Luu was traveling north on State Road 7 at about 8 p.m. when her 2003 BMW collided with a 2001 Toyota making a left turn onto Sandalfoot Boulevard. Luus car struck the passenger side of the Toyota. Ferrarella and Dangelo were both passengers in the Toyota. Two other occupants of the Toyota sustained serious injuries, the PBSO report said. It also alleges that Luu failed to stop for a red lightWest Boca Woman Charged with DUI Manslaughter in Fatal Crash in March By John William JohnsonAn electrical fire has destroyed a local McDonalds restaurant, near Regency Lakes Blvd., just off U.S. 441. Built in 1993, the restaurant is one of six McDonalds owned by Grayco Management, LLC in turn, owned by Phil and Vicky Gray, and patronized by many in southwest Boca Raton. The fire has displaced the 38 employees who worked there, according to Grayco Director of Operations Mark Finkel. The Grays in turn have decided to reassign those employees as best as possible throughout the groups remaining five restaurants, Finkel said. The Grays have operated the six local restaurants since January 2010, and hope to have the Regency Lakes store back in operation by the end of February, Finkel said. No one was injured in the Dec. 13 blaze, Finkel said, noting that the 9:30 a.m. fire appears to have begun in the fry vat area, destroying the building. Investigators were scheduled to be on site this weekFire destroys McDonalds in Southwest Boca Raton CAMBRIDGE, Mass. U.S. Rep.elect Patrick Murphy (FL-18) joined more than 50 newly elected U.S. representatives, both Democrats and Republicans, from states across the country at Harvard Universitys Institute of Politics for a bipartisan conference focusing on exercising leadership in Congress and the issues that they will face. It was held Dec. 11-14. I am pleased to participate in this important bipartisan program, which has helped prepare new members of Congress for legislative effectiveness for four decades, said Murphy. This program is an excellent opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to come together and build relationships that I hope will usher in a new bipartisan spirit in the 113th Congress, which is something I am committed to be a part of. Additionally, the program will help give me the tools to represent the Trea sure Coast and Palm Beaches in Washington, D.C. We are pleased to welcome once again new members of Congress to Harvard, said Institute of Politics Director Trey Grayson. This conference provides an opportunity to gain important guidance from current and former representatives, policy experts and key U.S. policymakers and political practitioners. The conference was held at the John F. Kennedy School of Government on the campus of Harvard University. Murphy Joins Other Newly Elected Reps at Harvard Institute of Politics THE MENS CLINIC Renowned Er ectile Dysfunction Physician, Dr A Schwartz says:When Viagra, Cialis or Levitra fails...If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, If you have prostate problems, diabetes, high blood pressure or other health problems... CALL ME OPEN WEEKDA YS,EVENING &SA TURDA YS!all 24/7 for more InformationSe Habla Espaol888-685-30884800 N. State Road 7, Bldg. F, Suite 103 Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319 www.sewellnesscenter.com TO GET YOURSEX LIFE BACK
Edition 127 25for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012BusinessThe Boca Raton Tribune BusinessDELRAY BEACH -Delray Medical Center has appointed Dan Coe as the hospitals new Catheterization Lab Clinical Manager. In that position, Coe will be responsible for coordinating and ensuring the provision of safe, quality patient care by managing the daily activities assigned to staff as well as assuring compliance with all regulations and policies of the hospital. Delray Medical Center has developed a reputable and nationallyranked Heart Center, and we are excited to have Dan as an addition to our team of cardiac professionals, said Chief Executive Officer Mark Bryan. The skill set he brings will directly reflect the highest standard of trusted heart care we provide to our patients and community. Coe began his career in the United States Air Force, which he left with an honorable discharge. Since then, he served as a manager with more than 20 years of experience in cardiovascular procedures. He started his cardiac services at Dartmouth Hospital in New Hampshire as a Vascular Interventional Specialist. After this position, he served as a Cardio Interventional Specialist at Concord Hospital in New Hampshire and Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston. He later became a Clinical Manager of the Cath Lab, EP and Specials, where he was recognized as a World Class Leader. Coe served as a Clinical Manager at Sentara Potomac Hospitals Heart and Vascular Center in Virginia prior to joining the team at Delray Medical Center. Coe earned his Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Finance from Franklin Pierce. He also holds a Masters Degree in Radiology from USAF School of Health Care Science. Delray Medical names Dan Coe as Cath Lab Clinical Manager Dec. 10, 2012 Boca Raton, FL For the first time since founding the South Florida Public Relations Network on Labor Day, September 2006 by longtime South Florida publicist Linda Hamburger, two talented marketing & public relations professionals are being recognized for their efforts to inspire and contribute to the group in 2012. This is the first year that working professionals are being recognized versus a student or working intern, said Linda Hamburger, Founder of the South Florida Public Relations Network. Barry Epstein has been the impetus that inspired the group and showed me the way by supporting my professional goals. Barry R. Epstein Associates, Inc. offers a wide variety of public relations and marketing services including but not limited to opportunities for Corporate Social Responsibility, business and professional introductions, Press Releases, Community Relations, and Special Events publicity. The PR firm has been in business for over 30 years and is known as the Boca Relations Firm providing a broad range of business advisory services for clients in need of understanding of and access to the business, political, civic and media leaders of Boca Raton and environs. Pete Garcia Cento, Manag ing Director & Founder of The Cento Group, began his career in PR & more than 20 years ago in South Florida and has represented Burger King, University of Miami, Publix Super Markets, Pfizer, Target, MundoFOX, The Home Depot, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Pete is one of the most valuable contributors to the SFPRN and PR Daily Digest for both content and enthusiasm. Cento, who lives in Naples, FL, serves as co-moderator and west coast chapter manager of the group, recruiting new Marketing & PR pros in Naples and Fort Myers. Cento has chaired numerous committees with PRSA Miami Chapter, was a former board member with PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter and is currently active with the Florida Public Relations Association, Southwest Florida Chapter.2 Public Relations Professionals Awarded SFPRN Recognition for 2012! By Palm Beach State College Small Business Development Center BOCA RATON Being financially prepared can keep your startup from failing in the first few years, here are some of the pitfalls to avoid: Underestimating Your Needs Youre going to need more time and more money than you ever imagined. There are going to be costs that will come as a complete surprise. Double your conservative estimates of time and money and you may be in the ballpark. Going Too Large Sure its nice to have big plans, but be realistic about what is nec essary now and what can wait. You may not need an office suite if youre out calling on customers all day. Invest in what creates the experience and impression and leave out whats behind the scenes. Packing in the Payroll Employees are expensive and unless you want to be the lowest paid one in your company, determine if theyre necessary. Can you get the same result with independent contractors or consultants? Explore alternatives when hiring. Buying New Resist the temptation to buy new equipment if you can find used that is comparable. Take advantage of going-out-of-business sales. Failing to Mark the Exits Have an exit plan with objective markets. Whether its a time frame, a level of debt, or a revenue fig ure, know when to leave and have a strategy ready. Keep in mind personal savings to hold you afloat until your next venture! 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26 -Edition 127 December, 21 through December 27,2012 www.bocaratontribune.comBusiness BUSINESS BITS BOCA RATON The Boca Raton Resort & Club and international skincare company NATURA BISS have teamed up with the Resorts awardwinning spa to feature its distinctive skincare collection of spa products and treatments. Spa Palazzo featuring NATURA BISS now offers a totally redesigned menu of services and new signature treatments as well as spa and wedding packages, incorporating the Barcelona-based companys cuttingedge therapies. Freedom Commerce Center, an office park in Jacksonville, has been sold for $27.8 million, according to public records. LNR Partners Inc. of Miami Beach, a firm that specializes in defaulted commercial real estate loans, sold the property to Crocker Partners LLC, a Boca Raton real estate investment firm. LNR had taken title to the property in March 2011 after the previous owner, New York-based DRA Advisors LLC, defaulted on its commercial mortgage-backed security loan. Freedom Commerce Center consists of seven office buildings totaling 752,000 square feet. DELRAY BEACH The Buzz Agency public relations firm is rounding out the year with a number of new clients as well as renewals for existing clients. New clients include the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino for special event management and event public ity; Digital Media Arts College in Boca Raton; The Mexican, the Max Groups new eatery in Boca Ratons Royal Palm Place; the 11th Annual Boca Bacchanal, the annual food and wine festival hosted by the Boca Raton Historical Society and Snow Lizard Products which features cases and chargers for Apple and other phones and tablets. The Buzz Agency is owned by partners Julie Mullen, Elizabeth Kelley Grace and Hope Bruens and is located at 104 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. NEW YORK CITY-Sandow, a media, consumer and marketing company, which maintains its corporate headquarters in Boca Raton, will be shifting its Manhattan operations to nearly 40,000 square of space at Rockefeller Group Development Corp.s Time-Life Building by this coming spring. The firm, whose brands include NewBeauty, Interior Design, Worth, Fred Segal, Luxe Interiors + Design, Culture + Commerce, Material ConneXion and Furniture/Today Group, will be moving its offices at 360 Park Ave. and its subsidiaries Material ConneXion and Culture + Commerce at 60 Madison Ave. to its new global headquarters offices at 1271 Ave. of the Americas. By Gerald J. Sherman WHAT BUSINESS ARE YOU IN?The Marketing Plan for SMALL Business Small Business Saturday was a huge success for some businesses. But, many others did not benefit from all the advertising, PR and events. Why? Most did not have a plana marketing plan. The following information will provide you with another vital tool in order to reach your goals. After I recently completed a survey for an International network, I decided to re-address the subject of a marketing plan. The questionnaire was sent to many College graduates who majored in Business Administration. The question we asked was, What are the things they never taught you in College about being successful in business? The response concerned itself with the fact that they didnt learn enough about people skills, relationship building and running a business. Most of the responses I received indicated that they were never taught how to write or understand a marketing plan. Whether they worked for a company or planned to go into their own business, writing and understanding the marketing plan is essential. The marketing plan is an integral part of the companys strategic plan. It is the guide to the organiza tions directions and objectives and is instrumental in planning a course of action to accomplish these objec tives. The plan can be compared to a road map that indicates the various routes to take to reach a destina tion. Small and big businesses will find the trip easier, safer and faster to reach their goals with this road map. Dont minimize the importance of this plan. Its considered necessary to acquire financing, keep the business focused on its direction, provide a measurement and evalua tion of the organizations progress and provide guidance to employees in helping them reach their goals. Before you write a plan or revise your existing plan, ask yourself the following questions: 1. Who is your target market? Define the demographics, which are a set of characteristics of a certain group that describes its background, economic status, education and other social factors. Define the psychographics, which is a set of characteristics of a certain group that describes the behavioral and psychological structure, (Sherman & Perlman, 2007) 2. Is there or can you create a want or need for your service or product? 3. What is the message you should send to this target market to get a reaction? 4. What is the best way of reaching your target market? Can it be local newspaper advertising, online, events, mailers, TV or radio or a combination of some of them? Answers to all of the above should be taken into account and periodically updated in the marketing plan which will consist of customer analysis, business concept, description of the service or product, company structure, market summary, competitive activities, sales and marketing analysis, financial plan, goals and objectives. You can look at the marketing plan as a barometer of the activities and determine the status of your company as it relates to your plan. The Marketing Plan must include the following: overview that summarizes the key areas of the plan organizations reason for existence history of the organization As I have always said, When you plan your work first; you will never come out last. Gerald J. Sherman MBA, DBA of Sherman & Perlman LLC, was a former Vice President of Sales & Marketing for public compa nies, Marketing Planner, former Adjunct Professor, is an author, marketing and public relations consultant and has written several books and articles on these subjects. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.shermanperlman.com 561.715.2788 By CRA News Service DELRAY BEACH Chris Ninos boss told him to pick him up at Ma roone Ford dealership on Linton Boulevard so they could go to lunch while he got his car serviced. But when the accountant walked through the door, he was greeted with a loud Surprise! He looked around and saw his co-workers from a local internet marketing firm and his boss, who handed him the key to a 2013 Ford Escape. Oh my God, said Ninos, who also was celebrating his 52nd birthday today. Wow, I am speechless. I cant believe this. BMI Elite CEO Brandon Rosen said Ninos deserves the special gift because he is loyal, honest, trustworthy and a hard worker. His car is falling apart, but unfortunately he cannot afford to buy a new one so we are giving him this brand new Ford Escape SUV to say thank you for everything that he does, Rosen said. I believe that this will change his life more than we all can imagine. Ninos, the companys chief financial officer for two years, was driving a 15-year-old Ford with 99,000 miles on it. While he was surprised, he was not by the gesture. You couldnt ask for a better company to work for and group of people to work with, he said. They take care of their employees. Its like a big family here. Dan Lansman, BMI Elite president, said the company, which is approaching 3-years-old, takes care of its employees and believes in rewarding good effort. He is a great worker, a guy who calls you at 5 oclock in the mornings on his day off to check in about the office, said Lansman, who has known Ninos for 11 years. So I just wanted to show him that we appreciate everything he does for us. Lansman said they considered giving Ninos a bonus for his birthday. But they decided to on the $30,000 SUV instead. We thought it would be a nice personal touch, something hell have for a long time and to totally surprise him at an event like this, is perfect, he said. The car was decorated with balloons and ribbons and Maroone Ford threw in three years of free service. I think its amazing that someone who runs a small company could really take care of their employees, said Paul Wuest, the salesman who sold Rosen the car. Obviously the gentleman has done a lot of work for them and it shows that they really appreciate it.Hard Work Pays off for Local Accountant
Edition 127 27for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012Business BOCA RATON Governor Rick Scott has announced that the ADT Corporation, a provider of electronic security, interactive home and business automation and alarm monitoring services, will bring 120 new jobs over the next two years to its corporate headquarters in Boca Raton. These new jobs will add to the nearly 700 ADT employees already based in South Florida. Not only is ADTs continuing growth in Florida a win for the states business community and the economy, but its a significant benefit to Floridas families as well. The jobs and career opportunities that will come with this expansion are vital to our efforts for getting Florida back to work, said Governor Scott. Additionally, ADTs progress validates that Florida is on the right track for creating an environment where businesses can succeed. The state of Florida, Enterprise Florida, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County and the city of Boca Raton have been important partners in this successful corporate expansion project. The creation of these new corporate positions at ADT will span legal, human resources, inBOCA RATON -Celebrated restaurateur Dennis Max, Boca Raton entrepreneur Mitch Kaminsky and partner Fred Stampone have just opened The Mexican, a lively cocina and tequila bar fea turing traditional Mexican street food. The restaurant is a key anchor, located at 133 SE Mizner Blvd. in Boca Ratons popular Royal Palm Place. The Mexican is the latest concept developed by Max, and is a tribute to his Southern California roots. Mexican food is dear to me, having grown up in Southern California during the 1950s and 60s, said Max. Border town cuisine is part of Californias fabric, much in the way that Italian food is part of New Yorks culture. I look forward to sharing my intimate familiarity and love of this cuisine with our guests in South Florida. The Mexican features menu selec tions using local and sustainable ingredients, and will offer guests a vibrant and convivial setting. Max is a leader in the local farm to fork concept, particularly with his award-winning Maxs Harvest in Delray Beach. The Mexican melds high quality, sustainable ingredients, like those found at Maxs Harvest and Maxs Grille, now featured in traditional Mexican street food, said Max. We will source from local farms including Swank and Heritage Hen Farm. The Mexican menu includes a va riety of tacos, including Shrimp al Pastor, Pork Carnitas, Pollo, beef and pork meatballs and crispy pork belly; enchiladas including Del Mar (shrimp and crab), Del Tierra (roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions, spinach and cheeses), Del Pollo, and Rancheras (slow roasted beef short rib); entrees including Pescado Veracruzana, Salmon Mole Verde, Carne Asada al Carbon, Rotisserie Chicken, baby back ribs and fajitas. In addition, the restaurant will serve an array of small plates and salads, as well as desserts. The 4,000 square foot eatery fea tures a large indoor/outdoor bar, pa tio seating, a spacious dining room and a private dining area. The Mexican was designed by Pamela Manhas of Manhas Design. Scott Pierce will serve as the executive chef and the general manager is Stefano Barbagallo, both of whom have been part of The Max Group family. At his peak in the 1990s, Dennis Max operated 17 restaurants in South Florida including Cafe Max, Maxaluna, Prezzo and Maxs Grille, through his Unique Restaurant Concepts management company. Today, Maxs newly-energized team brings a wealth of talent, led by entrepreneurs with large scale, new store development and operational experience. Maxs partners are Fred Stampone and Patrick Broadhead. The Max Group owns and operates its signature Max restaurant concepts in South Florida. In addition, it manages restaurant establishments and provides consultation services for independent restaurant owners.Boca-based ADT to bring 120 jobs to corporate HQformation technology and other functional areas. Each of those entities played a pivotal role in helping us to expand our footprint here in South Florida, said Naren Gursahaney, ADTs chief executive officer. We look forward to partnering with state and local leaders to help us hire passionate and skilled employees who share ADTs commitment to helping save lives. We are delighted that ADT will be bringing more jobs to Palm Beach County over the next two years, said Kelly Smallridge, president and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. The company is a great place to work, offering terrific amenities and a positive work environment for its employees. We are pleased that ADT has chosen Boca Raton as its home. The Business Development Board worked extensively with the ADT team over the last several months, assisting with information on the business climate and workforce in Palm Beach County. Over the past year, I have had the chance to build relationships with many of the employees and executives at ADT, said Mayor Susan Whelchel. As a result, I know firsthand about the companys collaborative culture and I am continually impressed by the employees commitment to make a difference in the communities where they live and work. I look forward to being part of ADTs future.Max Group opens newest eatery, The Mexican, at Royal Palm Place Dining area of The Mexican restaurant in Royal Palm Place, Boca Raton. Mayor Susan Whelchel
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Edition 127 29for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.comDecember 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012SportsThe Boca Raton Tribune Sports rffrnrt Womens National Team Closes 2012 with 4-1 Win over China PR in Boca RatonBy: Pedro HeizerFor the first time since the United States Womens National Team played Norway at Lockhart Stadium in 2000, the National Team was back in South Florida playing at the newly-built FAU Stadium, a stadium that was only a dream 12 years ago. In a historic night at FAU Stadium, the United States Womens National Team defeated China PR on a final score of 4-1 as the 2012 London Olympic gold medalists finished the year with an impressive 28-1-3 record. The crowd of 10,493 at FAU was energetic from the start as they knew they were in for a treat in the final match for the United States Womens National Team in 2012. The US started threatening early in the 8th minute when Megan Rapinoes corner found Shannon Box in the penalty area. However, Boxx did not strike the ball too well and the ball flew wide left. In the 11th minute, on a throw in, Alex Morgan broke away from the pack and headed towards the goal, her 14 yard volley missed the goal wide to the right. It was no surprise that the US started their scoring with an Abby Wambach header in the 18thminute on a set up by Alex Morgan. Left back Kelley OHara took a throw-in on the left sideline in the attacking third. Megan Rapinoe touched the ball back to OHara, who flicked it into the box to Morgan. The forward fended off a couple of China defenders before looping a short, but high cross with the outside of her left foot toward Wambach. As she had done 61 times previously, Wambach scored with her head, placing her diving six-yard shot perfectly just inside the left post. In the 36th Minute, Megan Rapinoe intercepted a pass by keeper Wang Fei and scored a 42 yard goal. Chinese defender Huanh Yini lost track of where she was and passed the ball back to Fei who without looking passed to Rapinoe who found the back of the net. It was a beautiful pass by the keeper, said Rapinoe jokingly after the match. I think she wanted me to kick it. The Chinese did not go away though, in the 45th minute, Li Ying saw an open Han Peng who had a beautiful cutback that left defender Amy LePeilbet on the ground. Peng smashed a left footed shot into the corner of the goal and keeper Hope Solo had no shot in defending it. Chinas goal snapped a 409-minute shutout streak by the USA defense, which had previously not allowed a goal since a 2-2 draw against Germany on Oct. 23. Then, in the 64th minute, history was made in Boca Raton as Rapinoe sent in one of her trademark bending crosses from the left wing that settled perfectly onto Wambachs head. Wambach fought through two China defenders for the header that clanged off the right post and bounced just over crossed the goal line. It was the 63rd header goal of her career. The goal not only made the score 3-1 in favor of the United States but it also gave Abby Wambach her 152nd career goal in 191 caps for the Womens National Team putting her just six goal behind soccer legend Mia Hamm for the all-time lead. Not only was this goal a special one for Wambach, but it was also special for Alex Morgan. With the goal, Wambach and Morgan have combined for 55 goals in 2012 a tie for most goals of any duo in U.S. WNT history. Michelle Akers (39 goals) and Carin Jennings-Cabarra (16) set the record of 55 goals back in 1991 and now Morgan (28) and Wambach (27) are tied for that honor. Im really not someone to talk about record, ever, said Wambach after the game. But this record that Alex and I tied today is something Im very proud of. When Alex scores, it lights something inside me, and when I score it lights something inside her, explained Wambach. We have a really healthy competitiveness and having this shared record with those two icons [Akers and Jennings-Cabarra] is something I am really proud of. Its amazing to tie that record, said Alex Morgan after the game. Im really proud of Abby, and Im really excited that we are both together in this. Abby and I have something unique, explained Morgan. We just get each other and are always on the same page. Its a healthy relationship. The Womens National Team was not done, with just three minutes left, second-half sub Sydney Leroux put a cap on a remarkable year, scoring her 14th goal of 2012, all of them coming off the bench. The USAs youngest player set a team record for most goals as a reserve in a single year. The goal came when Lloyd played a nice ball down the right wing to Tobin Heath, who then played a pass back to defender Heather Mitts who chipped a cross in from the right side of the box. Leroux cut in front of a defender to power home her header from close range and into the lower right corner. Boca Raton had the privilege to host the final game of the sensation 2012 season for the Womens National Team. Players were also glad to be back, former player/coach for the magicJack, Abby Wambach had nothing but praises for the fans, What a great crowd, you never know what you miss until you come after a long absence. The crowd was terrific tonight, said Alex Morgan. They were very energetic, and its great to see them continue to support us. Thats what the victory tour is for us, giving back to our fans.
30 -Edition 127 December, 21 through December 27,2012 www.bocaratontribune.comSports NBA MVP Rankings Week 1DAYTON, OH The duo of Greg Gantt and Stefan Moody combined for 39 points, but it was not enough as the Florida Atlantic University mens basketball team lost to Dayton 8156 on Saturday. The Flyers (8-2) made 46.8 percent of their field goal attempts, compared to 30.2 percent for the Owls (5-5). FAU fell behind 8-0 in the early going, before the Owls answered with 12 consecutive points of their own to take the lead. Dayton outscored FAU 2913 over the next 12 minutes to take a 37-21 lead with just over two minutes remaining before halftime. A pair of Moody free throws made the score 37-23 at the half. The Owls found their offensive rhythm early in the second half and managed to cut the deficit to 10 on a couple of different occasions, but could never get any closer. Gantt scored 26 points, his fifth game of 20 or more points this season. Moody added 13 points, five rebounds and four assists.Owls Downed by Flyers 81-56 The Florida Atlantic University womens basketball team ended the non-conference portion of its 2012-13 schedule with a 78-66 loss to Stetson University on Saturday at the FAU Arena. The loss evens the Owls record at 5-5 on the season. Junior forward Chenise Miller led three double-figure scorers for FAU with her second doubledouble of the season -15 points and 11 rebounds. Senior guardBreana Turner added 15 points off the bench and junior guard Kimberly Smithchipped in 13 points. Florida Atlantic led throughout most of the first half, building a six point lead, 13-7, at the 13:19 mark following a 3-point field goal by junior guard Briah Blakely. However, Stetson closed the half with an 8-0 run over the final 3:47 to take a 34-27 halftime lead. In the second half, the Owls closed to within four points, 3632, after a layup by Turner with 16:48 remaining. Later, a 5-0 FAU run brought the deficit down to five points, 53-48, with nine minutes remaining. Those five straight points came by Smith, who connected on one of her four 3-pointers, before a layup by junior forward Shanequa Schrouder. The Owls could not get within five points the rest of the way in falling for the first time at the FAU Arena this season. Stetson (5-4) was led by Sha nasa Sanders 18 points and nine rebounds. Victoria McGowan scored 17 points while Jama Sharp added 16 points.FAU Womens Basketball Falls to Stetson in Non-Conference Finale By: Pedro Heizer
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32 -Edition 127 December, 21 through December 27,2012 www.bocaratontribune.com Tribune Sports of See page 30 Womens National Team Closes 2012 with 4-1 Win over China PR in Boca Raton FAU Womens Basketball Falls to Stetson in Non-Conference FinaleSee page 29