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January, 2013 • Year 2 • Number 001 for news 24/7 go to delraybeachtribune.com Events Featuring new Twist to Honor King’s Dream By CRA News Service The annual celebrations honoring the Rev Martin Luther King Jr. promise to have all the usual markings of a smalltown event – a church service, a breakfast and a walk. But organizers say there will be a new twist – a showcase of local talented youth and a spirit often absent from daily life. “We will be placing an emphasis on our young people this year,” said Lillie Strainge, coordinator of the MLK Jr, Committee. “Along with our youth activities on Saturday, we will have several young people on the program on Sunday.” Monday, Jan. 21, is a national holiday to honor the civil rights leader, who was born on Jan. 15, 1929, and slain April 4, 1968. The winners from the Inaugural South Florida Speak Out! oratorical contest will speak at three events across the city. On Sunday, representatives DELRAY BEACH - The power of the pulpit may become the Delray Beach Police Department’s newest weapon in fighting crime. With five murders and one attempted within a 60-day period – the most deadly two-month stretch in the city’s history - police are reaching out to the clergy to deliver a message that will help Hard Work Pays off for Local Accountant See page 3 Community News SouthCountytoLaunch YellowDOTProgram See page 4 Community News Thefts of Scooters on the Rise, Police say See page 9 Faith Spady Museum Director Charlene Jones; Elrika Richards, president of the Palm Beach Provisional Group of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. with daughters Rayna Richards and Rayven Richards; Group Program Director Whitney Green; Quincy Green and Spady Museum Founder Vera Farrington pose during 2012 MLK breakfast. Photo submitted from houses of worship around the city are expected to hold the annual ecumenical service at St. Paul Episcopal, 188 S. Swinton Ave. Immediately following the service, the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will sponsor a reception in the Atrium. In celebration of the legacy curb violence in particularly troubled neighborhoods. In 2011, there were six homicides in the city. The initiative began recently with a series of closed-door meetings between police top brass and religious leaders. “I want to start a dialog with key people in the community. The churches and our houses of worship provide the type of structure we need in the community,” New Year’s Resolution…Lead Well See page 19 Business and spirit of King, four local speakers will share their insights on his contributions in the areas of education, religion, Boca-based ADT to Bring 120 Jobs to Area See page 8 See page 21 Pastors, Police Join Their Forces to Fight Crime By C. Ron Allen Community News said Capt. Michael Coleman, who commands the detective division. “They can help people put their lives back together and they can also offer opportunities to young people. The clergy is in a position to be seen as honest brokers. They can have the trust of different groups.” There are 38 houses of worship in the 1-square-mile troubled cont. on pg.11 Priscilla Patrick reading the Delray Beach Tribune Send us a picture of you reading The Delray Beach Tribune to email@example.com YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR. 2 - January 2013 - Edition 1 Non-Profit/Civic News Dr. Bob Eckelson, president of the Boca Raton Central Rotary Club, presents a check to C. Ron Allen of the Rotary Club of Delray BeachSunrise and KOP, formerly the Knights of Pythagoras Mentoring Network. The money was used to buy turkeys. The organizations presented the turkeys and nonperishable food to the Keith Straghn Memorial Foundation, which has fed the needy on Thanksgiving Day for the past 31 years. Delray Beach Tribune Marketing Director Chris Catoggio firstname.lastname@example.org Account Executive Angelo Lima Marguax Vickers Graphic Design: Duke Thrush Photographers: Nicole Vickers, Gabriela Heizer Barbara McCormick Video Production Director Klaiton Silva Delray Beach Tribune Sorority Holds Winter Dance DELRAY BEACH - Alpha Omicron Chapter of Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is holding its winter dance on Friday, Jan. 25 at South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach. The fundraiser begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m. Bring your own beverage, snacks or food, ice and utensils. Admission is $20. Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is an organization for African American business and professional women. The organization creates a place and space for its members can connect, express and share. For more information, call 561- 496-3382. Delray Beach Rotary Club donated more than $350 worth of groceries to Pine Grove Elementary School recently. Above, Beverly Cochran (left), wife of Rotarian Dale Cochran, assisted with the project. On the right is the school’s Community Coordinator. Meeting Times and Place Delray Beach Rotary: Tuesday, 12 noon, at Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach-Sunrise: Friday, 7:15 a.m., Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave. Delray Beach Voters League, 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m., 301 NW 3rd Ave., 561276-7680 Delray Beach Kiwanis, Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave. Lions Club: 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6 p.m. (2nd Tues., Heritage Park West, 5859 Heritage Park Way, Dinner meeting. 4th Tuesday, 6 p.m., Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave.) BB&T Bank awards Gulfstream Goodwill $5,000 to enhance training for students at The Transition to Life Academy Charter School in Boynton Beach. Pictured from left to right: Brian Edwards, vice president of Marketing & Development, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc., R. Penny Rodgers, vice president of BB&T Palm Beach, Marvin Tanck, president & CEO, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc., Heather Ellis, employee benefits specialist, BB&T Bank and Kathy Spenser, vice president of program services, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc. The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., recently recognized three local residents and nine students during its annual Achievement Week Program. L-R Ricky Petty, Boynton Beach Mayor Woodrow Hay, who was honored as the Omega Citizen of the Year, Rev. Nathaniel Robinson, Percyell Pratt, the Chapter’s Omega Man of the Year and Terry Crawford. Hay, Pratt and Martreace Jones, who also was named Omega Man of the Year, were lauded for their outstanding community involvement and leadership. 401 W. 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Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. for news 24/7 go to delraybeachtribune.com Community News January, 2013 - Edition 1 - 3 Delray Beach Tribune Hard Work Pays off for Local Accountant By CRA News Service DELRAY BEACH – Chris Ninos’ boss told him to pick him up at Maroone Ford dealership on Linton Boulevard recently 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 on the same day. “Wow, I am speechless. I can’t 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 company’s chief financial officer for two years, was driving a 15-year-old Ford with 99,000 miles on it. He was surprised not by the gesture. “You couldn’t ask for a better com- pany to work for and a [better] group of people to work with,” he said. “They take care of their employees. It’s 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 o’clock 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 he’ll 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 it’s 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.” Conference Focuses on Nurturing Mind, Body, Soul By Jason Schwartz BOYNTON BEACH – The campus of St. John Missionary Baptist Church buzzed with activity last week as speak- ers from across the country participated in a four-day conference to win souls for the lord. The seventh annual TAP561° 2012 National Men’s Conference did more than focused on scriptures. While the conference was spiritual at its heart, the workshops were designed to attract secular participants. Attendees received information on maintaining a healthy lifestyle such as health testing and screening, hypertension, diabetes, AIDS and HIV. A panelists, comprised of members of the clergy and health care professionals, also shared expertise and some good practice models at a round table discussion over lunch on the closing day. “The problems in our communities are deeper than politics,” said conference committee chair Minister Al Francis of St. John. “The problems are in human hearts. In our hearts, we need to make peace with God. I don’t want to be pessimistic; I just don’t think poli- tics is the answer. I believe Jesus is the answer with all of my heart.” The conference featured speakers including Rev. Dr. Billy Strange of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Miami; Bishop J. Delano Ellis, Senior Pastor of the Pentecostal Churches of Christ, Cleveland, and Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III of Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas. The speakers focused on peace with God, instilling hope for tomorrow, and how to make it over by praying through. “In our world today, there’s just an angst, an unsettledness in our spirits,” Francis said. “Where is truth? Where is hope? Where is love? I think it’s a thirst to get right with God.” Everyone was welcome to most of the conference but Saturday was a Men Only session because the Saturday’s Summit, led by Ellis, was meant to speak straight to the hearts of men, Francis said. “Men, in many ways to me, are the strengths of their community,” he said. “Therefore, we have to empower them to take their rightful places in the community.” Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. 4 - January 2013 - Edition 1 The Delray Beach Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS Highland Beach/Delray Beach, FL A Doggy Party for a Purpose South County to Launch Yellow Local purveyors of decadent desserts put their talents to use for an excellent cause — raising more than $15,000 for animal rescue — at Delray Beach’s historic Sundy House recently. More than 20 celebrity bakers vied for bragging rights in the third Annual Bake for the Rescues. Lisa Berberian of Delray Beach had the most votes from the patrons and Chef David Evans from the Cake Garden & Tea Bakery in Boynton Beach garnered the second most votes from the crowd. Among the Bake Off celebrity judges were WPTV Channel 5 anchor Kelley Dunn, Sunny 107.9’s Christie Banks and Delray Beach Mayor Woddie McDuffie. Proceeds benefitted Dezzy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue. Total Eclipse of the Arts By Raymond Campbell, Jr. Arts Columnist Intro: “I am the punishment of God, and if you have not committed great sins God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you” - Genghis Khan Don’t be afraid to fight for what you believe in if it is just. Fight to keep hope alive and to bring dreams to reality Don’t be afraid to take a stand when you see someone being bullied. Step in and defend that individual. Don’t be afraid to be a leader. Be the one people admire, and have aspirations of being like. Don’t be afraid to be different if being different will set you apart in a good way. Fight for what is right and if you ask me I’ll tell you as it I-S IS. You either put up or shut up. Don’t just sit around complaining. Get up and make a difference. Take a stand and be a man/woman. Raymond Campbell, Jr., is a senior at Village Academy in Delray Beach. He is compiling a poetry anthology. Dot Program By CRA News Service First responders in Palm Beach County have another tool to help them provide the best possible care in the critical “golden hour.” West Boca Community Council and The Alliance of Delray Residential Associations have banded together to present the National Yellow Dot Program. This free program helps first responders provide life-saving medical attention during the first hour after a car crash or other emergency when speed can make the difference between life and death. “That would be so helpful,” said Sheri A. Scarborough, president of the West Boca Community Council. “When you can’t speak for yourself, Yellow Dot can speak for you. If someone is unconscious and can’t tell you, their vital medical information would be right there.” The program, which is supported by the Palm Beach County Sheriff Office and Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue, is provided to people of all ages, with emphasis on senior citizens, said Steve Sherman, a member of the West Boca Community Council Board of Directors. The West Boca Community Council has ordered 50,000 “Yellow Dot’s” because of the response from residents, he said. Council members will distribute them on Dec. 2 at the South County Fire Fest at South County Regional Park, 12551 Glades Road West. Participants place the yellow decal on their vehicle’s rear driver’s-side window. This sticker alerts emergency responders to check a vehicle’s glove compartment for a folder, helping emergency responders provide specific care to participants after a crash. That folder contains a recent photograph, the person’s medical conditions, prescriptions and other vital information concerning an allergy to medicine, diabetes, a heart condition, and other vital information, Sherman said. The information will not be entered into a database, and won’t go beyond the glove compartment, he added. Sherman said the medical information can include as much or as little as the person chooses. However, participants are not required to list any information such as birth dates or Social Security numbers that could be used for identity theft. “The program can help save lives by improving communication at a time when accident victims may not be able to communicate for themselves,” he said. Also, he said, the forms will not ask for information about pain medication, stimulants or depressants – only lifesaving drugs. “That way, people are not targets for criminal activity,” said Sherman, who also is a law enforcement officer. Yellow Dot started in Connecticut in 2002 by an organization called People’s United Bank. It was originally developed for senior citizens but has expanded to serve all ages. Sherman and Scarborough couldn’t say how often the program could save lives, but said the total number isn’t important to him. “If this program saves even one life, I don’t care how much energy we put into it,” he said. “It should be worth it to every one of us.” For more information about the Yellow Dot program and how to enroll, visit www.Westbocacc.com. Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. January, 2013 - Edition 1 - 5 for news 24/7 go to delraybeachtribune.com Delray Woman Among Lynn Students to attend Presidential Inauguration By Fred Hamilton A Delray Beach woman is among 15 Lynn University students who will attend the inauguration of President Barack Obama this month. “I’m excited because this is a oncein- a-lifetime opportunity,” said Pamela Brinson, a graduate student in the course, “Witness to History: The 2013 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. “It’s great to be a part of history to witness the inauguration of our first black president in office a second time.” The trip culminates the 400 level January Term (J-Term) course, taught by Sindee Kerker, associate professor of criminal justice in Lynn’s College of Liberal Education. Kerker, who made a similar trip to D.C. to observe Obama’s inauguration four years ago, will accompany the students from Jan. 14 – 21. J.J. Dawson, president of Lynn’s Democratic Club and Eric Gooden, Obama’s stand-in for the third and final presidential debate held on campus Oct. 22, are also among the 15 students attending. “The students are more engaged this year since Lynn hosted the third presidential debate,” Kerker said. “They volunteered for the debate, enrolled in debate related courses and many assisted political campaigns and participated in rallies.” As required by the United States Constitution, Obama’s swearing-in ceremony is normally held on Jan. 20. Because Jan. 20 falls on a Sunday this year, the outdoor ceremony will fall on Monday, Jan. 21 – which also happens to be Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Prior to the inauguration, students will participate in pre-inauguration activities and explore the nation’s capital via a variety of tours to monuments and memorials, the U.S. Supreme Court and the White House, among other landmarks. In addition to the opportunity to witness history, students in Kerker’s class will be required to demonstrate their learning outcomes though a variety of written assignments and oral presentations. Among other tasks, students will be required to keep a daily journal in addition to read the book, Memo to a New President by Michael Genovese, which addresses the strengths and weaknesses of presidential leadership in the United States. Before the class departs on Jan. 14, students will meet on campus to discuss the media’s impact on the political process, the results of the 2012 presidential and congressional elections and the importance of the president’s relationship with other political branches of the U.S. government, among other topics. 199 $ . 00 * PER MONTH 561-693-6776 * Per Month , with a 12 month contract, twice a month up to 1300 sqft, carpet and one restroom . Why Is Inauguration Day Held in Cold of January? By Stephen Kaufman Special to the Delray Beach Tribune An estimated 1.8 million people braved temperatures of minus 1 degree Celsius for several hours to see President Obama’s first inauguration. Washington — For nearly 80 years, Jan. 20 has been the day of America’s presidential transition. Because the 20th falls on a Sunday in 2013, President Obama will take the oath of office Jan. 20 in private, and again publicly on Jan. 21 as part of the now familiar inaugural proceedings. But until 1933, the relatively warmer day of March 4 was the established time of transition, marking the first day the U.S. Congress convened in 1789 and a government began to function under the rules of the newly adopted U.S. Constitution. The 17 weeks between November elections and a March 4 inauguration were convenient for 18th and 19th century officials, who often relied on primitive means of transportation to reach Washington from their home districts. It was also a 17-week “lame duck” session in which defeated or retiring members of Congress could continue their work, despite the fact that they were no longer answerable to the voters back home. Lame-Duck Inactivity During National Crises It wasn’t just improved traveling conditions that ended up moving Inauguration Day. Lengthy lame-duck sessions during times of national crisis were a recipe for indecision and inaction while the country waited for a new president and a new Congress to take charge and lead. During the 17-week period between President Abraham Lincoln’s election and his March 4, 1861, inauguration, seven U.S. states seceded from the United States. Lincoln’s predecessor, James Buchanan, agreed with the incoming president that states did not have the right to secede, but he also believed it was illegal for the government to reunite the country by force. As a result, by the time of Lincoln’s inauguration, the U.S. government had done little to counter the establishment of the independent Confederate States of America and prepare for what was to become the deadliest war in American history. In another lame-duck period between Franklin D. Roosevelt’s election and his inauguration on March 4, 1933, the United States was seen to be leaderless for 17 weeks while its economy remained stricken, thousands of banks were bankrupt and one in four Americans looked for work at the height of the Great Depression. Many prominent politicians and organizations during the 19th and early 20th centuries saw the danger of having such a long period of time between elections and a government’s transition, but any change required an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a process that was made difficult by design. Opposition to a long lame-duck session also developed because lawmakers who were no longer accountable to the voters were able to decide the winners of the presidential and vice presidential elections in the event that no candidate won a majority or the electoral vote was tied. The effort to shorten lame-duck sessions received renewed public attention immediately after the 1922 election when President Warren Harding tried to force Congress to pass a bill subsidizing the construction of cargo ships, despite intense opposition by organized labor and farm interests and the fact that American voters had recently rejected candidates who supported Harding’s idea. In response, Senator George Norris of Nebraska proposed what would eventually become the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which called for the new Congress to convene on Jan. 3 and for the president to be inaugurated on Jan. 20. It would take Norris 10 years to get his amendment approved by both the Senate and the House of Representatives, and then ratified by three-fourths of the U.S. states. President Franklin Roosevelt’s first inauguration in 1933 was the last held on March 4. That ineffective lame-duck session during the Great Depression no doubt played a role in speeding up the amendment’s ratification. Under the 20th Amendment, the newly elected 113th U.S. Congress will begin its work on Jan. 3, 2013, including the task of confirming Cabinet officials and judges President Obama has nominated. Jan. 20 not Ideal for Inaugural Spectators Ratification of the 20th Amendment significantly reduced the duration of lame-duck sessions and aided the American tradition of peaceful political transition, but it also forced presidential inaugurations to be held in the dead of winter. On average, January is Washington’s coldest month, with temperatures ranging from minus 2 to 6 degrees Celsius. For President Obama’s first inauguration on Jan. 20, 2009, an estimated 1.8 million people stood in the cold for hours to see the oath of office, listen to his inaugural address and watch the Pennsylvania Avenue parade from the U.S. Capitol to the White House. Much to their discomfort, the temperature never rose above minus 1degree. But the previous inauguration date had its dangers too. On March 4, 1841, President William Henry Harrison was sworn in during an overcast day with cool winds and a temperature of 9 degrees. Refusing to wear a hat, coat or gloves, the new president delivered a two-hour inaugural address — the longest in U.S. history — and is believed to have caught a cold. He developed pneumonia, and, on April 4, Harrison died, making his presidency the shortest in American history. Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. 6 - January 2013 - Edition 1 The Delray Beach Tribune EDITORIALS/LETTERS Highland Beach/Delray Beach, FL Founded January 15, 2010 DOUGLAS HEIZER, Publisher Our Writers/Reporters and Columnists Editorial C. RON ALLEN: Editor in Chief PEDRO HEIZER: Managing Editor FAYE PELOSI: Copy Editor SKIP SHEFFIELD, MATT BLUESTEIN, CHRIS J. NELSON DONOVAN ORTEGA SANDY HUNTSMAN TONI MARSHALL RAYMOND CAMPBELL JR. SYNESIO LYRA OLEDA BAKER GERALD SHERMAN KAY RENZ FAYE PELOSI FROM THE EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK By C. Ron Allen Random Thoughts I was penning my column for this edition on the obvious, my New Year’s resolution, when I had to change course to a more somber tone, the bloody massacre in Newtown, Conn. As a mentor who interacts with about 15 students after school each day, I anticipate hearing about their day. For me, like many parents, those routines, among the many other mundane aspects of parenting, seem simply priceless. But for those 20 families in that rural town, they would give anything to be able to have one more day of those routines. A lone gunman walked onto the school campus, and from the administrative offices to a classroom, sprayed everyone in sight. Like all of you, I express sorrow, frustration, and anger at this unspeakable tragedy. After all, these kids are our kids. Even though we have clearly seen in the past 15 years - with shootings in places like Littleton, Colo., Jonesboro, Ark., and West Paducah, Ky., - that violence can occur anywhere at any time for any reason, we still feel when we send our kids to school each day that we will have an opportunity to hear about what they learned or what they heard from their friends. This was snatched from the parents at Newtown. But in fact 142 people were killed in school shootings between 2000 and 2009, and 33 have been killed this year, with 26 in last month’s tragedy. Psychologists indicate that when a person is suffering from the initial stag- es of schizophrenia or bi-polar disease, it is common for their anger to be directed at common institutions, parents, schools, jobs, people who are perceived to have used authority to somehow slight them in some way. In the Newtown case, the shooter may have indeed targeted both a school and a parent. Teachers and administrators are trained in lockdown procedures, classrooms now have locks on the doors, parents of young children are asked to send a kit of comfort items in the event of a prolonged lockdown that may stir anxiety in the children. These are procedures like the old bomb drills during the peak of the communist scare. These drills protect our kids from people in our own neighborhoods, from random acts of violence by mentally and/or emotionally unstable people who have decided that suicide isn’t enough. In the wake of the shooting, there have been lots of chatter on how to prevent such incident here in our community. Share your thoughts on the topic at editor@Delraybeachtribune.com. Kudos to the City of Delray Beach for living up to its moniker as the two-time All-America City. City Commissioners recently hired Louie Chapman, Jr., town manager of Bloomfield, Conn., as the City’s next City Manager. Since Delray Beach was incorporated in 1911, there have been 13 city managers. Chapman will be the 14th. He will also be the first person of color to hold the position of the cont. above at right Online Edition PEDRO HEIZER: Editor ANDRE HEIZER: Social Media ANDERSON MANCEBO: Software Engineer chief executive officer of this city. (Delray Beach has had two African-American assistant managers, Benita Gooch in the 1980s and John Elliott in the early 1990s). Whatever your opinion is about Delray Beach, this city deserves credit – at least for sending the message that it is open to embracing diversity. It hired its first African-American fire chief, David James, in August 2007. In November 2011, Danielle Connor replaced him, becoming the first woman to head the 146-member department. The city recently tapped Tina Heysler as assistant chief of the police department, the first in the department’s history, as well as promoted Michael Coleman to captain. His promotion also is noteworthy in that the agency now has two Business DOUGLAS HEIZER: C.E.O. Ass. Acctng. DINI HEIZER: C.O.O. African-American captains, a first. And how can I forget the election of Al Jacquet, bringing the count to two people of color on the City Commission. Yes, there were oppositions but that’s a part of life. All these advancements, I must add, occurred under City Manager David Harden, who retires this month after 22 years at the helm. We wish him Fair Winds and Following Seas, and hope that the progress he started here will continue under Chapman’s watch. Back to my New Year’s resolution. Since I’m out of space, how about waiting until next month to hear them? I promise you’ll like them. Letter Guidelines Letters must be signed with name clearly legible along with a phone number and complete address. No unsigned or anonymous letters will be considered for publication. The Delray Beach 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. All letters to the editor should be sent to: Delray Beach Tribune, 401 West Atlantic Avenue Suite 09 - Delray Beach, FL 33444 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org Letters to the Editor Make Cutting Spending a Priority Is the U.S. debt a real problem? Not right now because interest rates are close to zero. But in the past, the value of the U.S. dollar was maintained by increasing the interest rate. In the 1970s, it rose to double digits. With our present debt load, an increase in interest rates will do the U.S. real harm. Consider: The present U.S. debt is about $16 trillion. That is, $16,000 billion. An increase in the interest rate by 1 percent will cause our annual debt service load to increase by $160 billion. Peanuts? But, if the interest rate rose to 5 percent, which is reasonable, our interest payment will rise roughly to what we now borrow each year just to keep going. The obvious conclusion is that we are literally living on borrowed time. We are already in trouble. Quit fooling around by raising taxes. Focus on seriously cutting spending. Norman Grant Delray Beach Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. for news 24/7 go to delraybeachtribune.com The Delray Beach Tribune EDITORIALS/LETTERS Highland Beach/Delray Beach, FL January, 2013 - Edition 1 - 7 THOUGHTS FROM THE PUBLISHER By Douglas Heizer Celebrate 2012 – and Hope for Health and Happiness in 2013 Celebrate! This is the word that comes to my mind when I express my feelings about 2012. Please join with me as we celebrate our lives, the health of all my family members, the growth of our business, the services we are doing for our community and all our personal accomplishments. Let us celebrate everything that God has given to all of us. Let us thank him for giving us another year and the chance to serve him in 2013. Hope! This is what keeps us alive and moving ahead as we enter 2013. I hope for a revival in the nation’s economy. We hope for more jobs, more health for everyone, and we want to make sure that politicians are doing their jobs. We are tired of political game playing, and how we are often left behind while the people we elected decide big issues for our country without thinking about the impact on us, the people they are supposed to represent. We urgently need immigration reform, more jobs, and we need less government intrusion in our businesses. I hope that the President, the House and Senate can come together in 2013 and put this country back on track. I believe that America will be POSITIVE LIVING By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr. Facing New Beginnings With Courage! Everyone should face any new beginning with zest and enthusiasm if good things are to emerge from that experience. It is always good to be forward-looking, but far better to be forward moving! Looking ahead offers invitations that need to be answered. The future is always calling us, humans, but only those who respond with decisive action shall benefit from the challenges being presented! A forward-looking attitude alone will never advance you beyond the status-quo. And that is not the posture anyone desires to observe, for new opportunities are calling us, new challenges await everyone, everywhere! even stronger if they work together. I am convinced that if we all pull together, we will again be the land of the American Dream. I hope that religion, race and color will no longer be the excuses for war. I hope that we also embrace our free- dom and let the people follow their personal belief without suppression. I hope that God can return to be a vital part of our lives, particularly in schools, where tragedies need Divine Intervention. We hope God’s presence is not suppressed, questioned and denied by small groups of antagonistic people looking to impose their narrow-minded beliefs on us. I hope that the majority of people will be respected in the same way that minorities are. I hope that God will allow me to see my dreams become true. I hope that my kids can grow and be prosperous, not only monetarily, but also filled with human compassion, spirit, love and caring for our family, our friends and all other human beings. I hope my family remains healthy and that our business can continue to grow. I hope that you all have a wonderful and prosperous New Year! God Bless Us! Douglas Heizer, Publisher And challenges are not to be feared but simply to be confronted with courage and decisive action! New beginnings usually occur after something else has ended. An old year concludes, but a new one immediately arrives, leaving behind both the good and the bad which previously took place. Some things will be repeated, but new projects also await execution and fresh ventures to be launched. Life never stands still! The same is true with the conclusion of one level of schooling. Instead of stopping there, why not consider higher levels which will increase your knowledge and skills, while providing better opportunities ahead? The difficulties to be faced are no reason to desist or be discouraged, for the where- withal for their execution will always be available! Just like past events saw countless barriers and diverse problems, any new beginning will also have its share of unpleasant occurrences. Nevertheless, these don’t signify a complete stop but only a momentary detour, or perhaps a meaningful change to ensure the full, legitimate success being sought! Always remember that no one can ever rush to success. If it is to come, it will always require diligent effort, often accompanied by sweat and tears. All difficulties encountered along the way towards the realization of any project do not signify that they are impossible; it probably only means that the effort will require extra time and labor! Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. 8 - January 2013 - Edition 1 The Delray Beach Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS Highland Beach/Delray Beach, FL Mary Jo Mahannah, 74 URBANA, IL- Mary Jo Mahannah, 74, of Urbana, Illinois, passed away at 9:34 P.M., Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana, IL. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 7, 2013, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 708 W. Main St., Urbana, IL. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pesotum, IL. Visitation with prayer services will be held from 3-5 P.M., Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL. Mrs. Mahannah was born April 5, 1938, in Louisville, KY, a daughter of James Green Ellingsworth and Virginia Marie “Mary” Hennies. Mary Jo Ellingsworth married Richard Dale Mahannah on December 13, 1958 in Pesotum, IL. He preceded her in death on September 5, 2006. A daughter, Julie Rae, and two infant children also preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Teresa (Michael) Rupsch and grandson, John of Wauwatosa, WI; a son, Jeffrey Dale Mahannah and a grandson, Jacob, both of Illinois. Having completed school in Kentucky and Florida, she graduat- Continued from page 1 civil rights and humanitarianism/social justice at a breakfast on Monday. The 12th Annual Spady Cultural Heritage Museum breakfast will be at the Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave. The program will also include two musical selections from local students and presentations by the student winners of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival and the oratorical contest, presented by KOP, formerly the Knights of Pythagoras Mentoring Network. A new addition to the celebration will be the recognition of community leaders with the new Unity Awards. “The Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast has become one of our signature events, and this year, it closely follows ed from Seacrest High School, Delray Beach, Florida, attended Barry Castle School of Business and took various courses at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. Mrs. Mahannah enjoyed a diverse range of employment including business, legal, medical, and child care in Florida and Illinois. Mrs. Mahannah was a member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Urbana, and its Prayer Shawl Ministry and Guild. She was a volunteer for 4-H, Girl Scouts, Provena Covenant’s Hospice and Auxiliary Programs, Champaign County Adult Diversion Program and a member of the Champaign Sportsman’s Club. Her interests included gardening, sewing, quilling, genealogy, crafting, camping, reading, cooking and music. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Congregation, Champaign County Humane Society or Provena Covenant’s Hospice Program. Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com. Her family is grateful to all the people in the community who helped her maintain her fierce desire for independence by treating her with dignity and kindness. the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, which is a great opportunity to recognize our own local leaders,” said Museum Director Charlene Jones. “We also are proud that the breakfast is a showcase for our young people, who represent the potential of our future.” Tickets for the breakfast are $20 per person and $10 for children. RSVP by Jan. 14. For more information, call 561279-8883 or visit www.spadymuseum. org Later that evening, residents will walk from the Community Center on NW First Avenue to Pompey Park Community Center, where the culminating program will be held. HotWorks.org Presents Boca Raton Fine Art Show ™ January 19 & 20, 2013 Yoram Gal, Painting Juried Fine Art & Craft Show Downtown Boca Raton, On Federal Hwy at Palmetto Park Rd (Roads Closed from Fri, Jan 18, 1pm until Sun, Jan 20, 10pm) Free Admission and Free Parking – Sat, Jan 19 & Sun, Jan 20, 10am-5pm Daily HotWorks.org Sponsor of the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. for news 24/7 go to delraybeachtribune.com The Delray Beach Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS Highland Beach/Delray Beach, FL January, 2013 - Edition 1 - 9 Safety Alert It Takes A Community to Fight Crime By Capt. Thomas Mitchell The Delray Beach Police Department is pleased to announce an upcoming Health Fair for seniors on Jan. 17. This seminar will offer tips on how to live healthy and make you aware of challenges you will face as you mature. Additionally, we will be offering a Senior Academy beginning Feb. 6. This academy will be held on four consecutive Wednesdays and is also sponsored by our Volunteer Program. The academy educates our senior population on how to avoid becoming a victim of crime, describes the inner workings of government and informs them about public programs offered to seniors. Each these programs are free of charge and offered to citizens of Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and Boca Raton. For more information, please contact Volunteer Major Bernie Zaretsky at 561-2437849, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Have a happy and safe new year and as always, if you do observe any suspicious activity, call the police. Of course, if it is an emergency, dial 9-1-1, but if it does not rise to that level of urgency, you may dial the non-emergency number, 561-243-7800 or Crime Stoppers at 561-458-TIPS (8477). You may dial the non-emergency number 561-243-7800. Delray Beach Police Report Rash of Scooter Thefts By Fred Hamilton DELRAY BEACH - With rising gas prices and families still recovering from the economic downturn, scooters are becoming an increasingly more popular mode of transportation. They’re also becoming a prime target for theft, police said. “As of right now there is no obvious reason as to why these vehicles have become the hot targets other than they’re easy to steal,” Detective Paul Weber said. “It’s faster and [more fun] to steal a scooter than it is a bicycle, and virtually as easy at the moment.” Since Nov., 30, thieves have swiped 10 scooters from sidewalks and other areas over a four-day period, records show. Six of the thefts occurred between the evening and early morning hours. To date three scooters have been recovered at various locations across the city, police said. Authorities think they are stolen and used locally for transportation. “We know the scooters are staying local,” Weber said. They’re cheaper and smaller. The tanks are less expensive to fill and the costs of insurance and registration don’t even come close to that of a car. But they also give people a false sense of security, police said. Some scooter owners leave the keys in the ignition or keep their scooter stored in their garage - with the door open. The combined temptation and convenience contributes to the spike in thefts. Most, if not all, of the thefts were preventable simply with a good lock, detectives said. Authorities have not made any arrest in connection to the thefts to date. But police who see registered but unsecured scooters are contacting the owners and sharing tips on how they can best protect their rides. Authorities suggest owners register scooters, invest in a lock, put an alarm sticker in a visible place and park by security cameras. “Obviously, many of the low cost scooters are very easy to steal by [breaking] the ignition switch, which also serves as a steering wheel lock,” Weber said. “We are trying to stress the importance of a secondary locking system such as a chain type bike lock and chaining the scooters to a bike rack or other immovable object.” Detectives are asking anyone seeing suspicious activity involving scooters to contact the police. “Some examples of suspicious activity would be things such as, hiding scooters in the back yard, wires protruding from where the ignition should be, seeing someone riding a scooter who is known to not own one,” Weber said. “WANTED FUGITIVE” NAME: Ashford Monroe RACE: B SEX: M DOB: 9-7-89 HEIGHT: 5’10” WEIGHT: 180 HAIR: Black EYES: Brown IDENTIFYING MARKS: None LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Dolphin Dr., Delray Beach OCCUPATION: Food Runner WARRANT FELONY: Robbery with a firearm; Grand theft “WANTED FUGITIVE” NAME: Richard Brown RACE: W SEX: M DOB: 7-4-93 HEIGHT: 6’1” WEIGHT: 180 HAIR: Brown EYES: Brown IDENTIFYING MARKS: None LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Country Creek Dr., Boca Raton OCCUPATION: Unknown WARRANT FELONY: 1) Failure to appear: Dealing in stolen property; Grand theft 2) Violation of supervised own recognizance: Dealing in stolen property; Grand theft Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. 10 - January 2013 - Edition 1 TIRED OF YOUR CLEANING CREW? $ 199. 00 * PER MONTH Local Owned and Operated No Contract Harassment Insured and Bonded 10 years in business People and Services You Can Trust. 561-693-6776 www.acmbuildingservices.com a company Proud member of: * Per Month , with a 12 month contract, twice a month up to 1300 sqft, carpet and one restroom . Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. for news 24/7 go to delraybeachtribune.com The Delray Beach Tribune MUNICIPAL NEWS Highland Beach/Delray Beach, FL cont. from Page 1 area. Residents have been shaken by brazen incidents in the past weeks. On Dec. 23, two armed men walked into an Atlantic Avenue market and opened fire, killing Reginald Lee Taylor, Jr., 56, and Alfonso Hunter, 68. Less than 12 hours earlier, the same gunmen robbed another, Mario’s, a convenience store just a block and half away in the 1100 block of West Atlantic Avenue, police said. On Dec. 29, Timothy Finell Walker, Jr., 31, shot and killed Patrick R. Balam, four days before his 33rd birthday, at Pompey Park, authorities said. The shooting was apparently over a woman, police said. Later that evening, Matthew Miles Toresco, 19, of Boynton Beach, fatally shot Dante Weir, 18, when he opened fire at a house party on Bauhinia Road. A documented member of a street gang, Toresco, has a lengthy criminal record including 10 felony charges with no convictions, criminal records show. Most of these crimes happened in very public settings here– and all of them within a mile of the heart of this All-America City’s downtown. Such incidents inevitably give communities the jitters, but city officials are especially skittish now because the nation’s violent crime rate is rising after more than a decade of decline, and the stakes are higher. At 6, the number of homicides all year is still low compared with major American cities, but half of the victims were 33 or younger. The spike in gun violence - particularly among youths is a setback for a city that led the way in curbing youth violence through lawenforcement sponsored programs over the last decade. Community leaders say increasing numbers of teens without job opportunities, including a growing number of high school dropouts, are turning to illegal firearms, which activists say are too easily accessible. Fewer police officers on the streets have also caused alarm. And, many say, the coalitions of community activists, clergy, police, and academics that existed in the previous generation have fragmented, leaving them ineffective today. MAD DADS, which stands for Men Against Destruction -Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder, is an anti–drug program, which was founded through a partnership with the police and former drug dealers to help rally the community against drugs. The program, which provided role models for youth through services such as mentoring and midnight basketball, was defunct when an audit found its officials mismanaged the funds, much of which was public dollars. “Black people made a mistake when we had MAD-DADS,” said the Rev. Ausbee “Ben” Bryant, Jr., a former member of the organization. “We got caught up in some situations, and we were challenged, and instead of allowing us to overcome our challenges we were crucified. And in crucifying us, you took away our sense of responsibility.” Gang killings and many other instances of youth violence racked the county in the past. Such incidents as the Boynton Beach Mall slaying on Christmas Eve 2006, the drive-by shooting death of a 3-month-old child about a week later and the triple murders in Lake Worth that March put Palm Beach County on the national map for gang and youth violence. The level of violence has declined markedly since then, in part because of increased activity by the county’s violent crimes task force, the sheriff ’s anti-gang unit and its Gangbusters activities, in which teams of police target high-crime areas. The sheriff ’s office is not the primary law enforcement agency in the major cities, most of which have their own municipal forces. But those special units, led by the sheriff ’s office, are active in minority communities all over the county. Deputies in those units have complained that they often do not get the cooperation of residents. The pastors say that is a direct result of the poor relations between law enforcement and the black community. “It seems to me that the clergymen would get involved with this,” said re- tired longtime educator Clifford Durden, a deacon in his church and the architect in the merger of the white Seacrest High School and the black Carver High in the early 1970s. “I think something like this should be spearheaded by the clergy.” Coleman said his initiative is designed to strengthen communication between city churches. He said pastors can forge a partnership with law enforcement just by learning what would help police - such as seeing to it that broken street lights get repaired or abandoned cars removed. “Once we have a relationship with the police, I envision that we would be working on . . . public-safety issues like a broken street light,” Coleman said. “We want to develop a consistent rela- January, 2013 - Edition 1 - 11 tionship that will promote and create a movement based on shared responsibility and mutual accountability.” Ultimately, he hopes, through a mutual relationship, to prevent more crimes and solve them more quickly. “We’ve had in the past - not so much in the recent incidents - people who witnessed a crime but were reluctant to come forward with information because they were afraid of being labeled a snitch or afraid of retaliation,” he said. “If we don’t get the information right away, we may have to dig and dig and pry for it. But if we have a relationship with the pastors, we can go to them and we may get information that is helpful. Sometimes, that information will be incorrect. We don’t care. We just need the information.” Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. 12 - January 2013 - Edition 1 We Have an App! Download the free ROYAL PALM PLACE App today and get the latest information about: Restaurants Shops Salons & Spas Calendar of Events Specials/Deals Exclusive oďŹ€erings iPhone Android + OďŹƒcial Partner of Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. D DELRAY LIFE & ARTS January, 2013 - Edition 1 - 13 SECTION for news 24/7 go to delraybeachtribune.com The Delray Beach Tribune January 2013 • Year 2 • Number 001 Lynn Conservatory Plans Performances, Recitals, Master Classes in January BOCA RATON -- Lynn University will be offering lovers of classical music a variety of concerts, recitals and master classes during January. The schedule includes: Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m., Junior Recital with Misaki Saito on Piano. Misaki Saito was born in Toyota, Aichi, Japan and began playing the piano at age eight. She has played in communities in the United States and Japan such as at vocational aid centers, hospitals, nursing centers and recital halls. Now a third-year Bachelor of Music performance student, studying on full scholarship at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music with Roberta Rust, Saito attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan from 2007-2010. with Phillip Evans. Evans has given concerts and master classes throughout the world. Currently a member of the Lynn faculty, he has served on the faculties of the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools of Music. A recipient of the Loeb Award as the ‘outstanding pianist’ of his graduating class at Juilliard, Evans also studied at the Cherubini Conservatory in Italy. Hall FREE Jan. 15 – 3:30 & 5:30 p.m. Student Recitals 3:30 p.m. – Joseph McCargar performs his junior double bass recital. 5:30 p.m. – Natalie Ardasevova performs his junior cello recital. Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Jan. 17 – 7:30 p.m. ICPP: Celebrating 1912: A Chamber Music Retrospective The Instrumental Collaborative Piano Program in conjunction with the string and woodwind departments will present a sampling of the diverse chamber works written 100 years ago from Europe, North and South America. Top Oval picture Phillip Evans, Above, Misaki Saito Jan. 10, 7 p.m., Piano Master Class Jan. 24 – 7:30 p.m. Mostly Music: Debussy A crucial figure in the transition to the modern era in Western music, Claude Debussy remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. He was the most prominent figure in developing “impressionistic” music although he intensely disliked the term when applied to his own music, which often reflected the activities and turbulence in his life in French literary circles. Jan. 27 – 4 p.m Romantic Revelry From the Studio of Roberta Rust Romantic piano music by Chopin, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Liszt and others, performed by spectacular Conservatory students. Rust contributes insightful commentary. Jan. 31 – 7 p.m. Violin Master Class with Guillermo Figueroa Guillermo Figueroa is music director of both the New Mexico Symphony and the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado as well as Principal Guest Conductor of the Puerto Rico Symphony. A renowned violinist as well, Figueroa was concertmaster of the New York City Ballet and a founding member and Concertmaster of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, making more than 50 recordings for Deutsche Grammophon. Tickets are available for purchase at the Lynn University Box Office, located in the Wold Performing Arts Center at 3601 N. Military Trail. Tickets also may be purchased online at http://events. lynn.edu or by phone at 561.237.9000. ENTERTAINMENT A Treat for Garage band Members of a Certain Age See page 17 FOOD REVIEW See page 16 Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. 14 - January 2013 - Edition 1 Arts Garage Debuts World Premiere Play “Gloucester Blue” DELRAY BEACH -- Theatre at Arts Garage has announced that famed playwright Israel Horovitz’s latest work, “Gloucester Blue,” will make its world premiere at the Delray Beach venue on Jan. 25th. Master story-teller Israel Horovitz continues his “Gloucester Series” of plays, using the intimate locale of Gloucester, Mass., to tell epic stories of sex, murder and intrigue. Horovitz will be in South Florida during the month of January collaborating with director Lou Tyrrell on the production. “Israel Horovitz is one of our finest American playwrights living today,” said Tyrrell. “His understanding of what drives human behavior is original, unique and completely theatrical. He is an artistic treasure, and to produce a world premiere of one of his plays at Arts Garage is a thrill and an honor. ‘Gloucester Blue’ is an example of American playwriting at its best.” “Gloucester Blue” is a dark and wicked comedy and refers to a color choice for the walls of a restored harbor-front fish factory cum gentrified residence. But no amount of renovation can gloss over the illicit secret motivations and unexpected connections of these characters, when Photos of Israel on Display at Griffin Gallery Ancient Art the working-class world of two By Skip Sheffield house painters collides with the Michael Gora and Charles Cohen privileged-class owners of this are two prominent Boca Raton lawyers storied property. Playwright Israel Horovitz “When the best in us gives way to the worst in us, misadventure is the best adventure of all, and great theatre is afoot,” said Tyrrell. “Never have our darkest impulses and deepest misbehavior been so much fun! Horovitz has written more than 70 produced plays, many of which have been translated and performed in more than 30 languages world-wide. His screenplay for the 1982 film, “Author! Author!”, starring Al Pacino, is a largely autobiographical account of a playwright dealing with the stress of having his play produced on Broadway while he tries to raise a large family. practicing family law. Gora is also a columnist for Boca Raton Tribune ans member of the Artists Guild of Boca Raton Museum of Art. Both men have found a creative outlet in photography. Their growing body of work has been seen in many galleries and museums. In June of 2012 Gora and Cohen went to Israel to record the experience through visual images. Their efforts, titled “Reflection of the Holy Land,” are on display for two months from Thursday, Jan. 10 at Griffin Gallery Ancient Art at Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail, Boca Raton. The artists will meet the public at 5:30 p.m. A group opening is from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 10. The public is invited free of charge. “We think of it as a road trip,” joked Gora recently. “One the road to Jerusalem, like one of those Bob Hope-Bing Crosby movies.” “I always wanted to go to Israel,” said Charles Cohen. “I am not a particularly religious person, but there is so much there of historical importance.” The itinerary was planned by a Boca Raton travel agency with the aim of including Israel’s most important scenic and historic sites. The photographers flew out of Madrid to Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv and to a hotel in Jerusalem. The first day began with a trip to the biblical Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Old Jerusalem. The men were accompanied by an Israeli guide, Moshe Mor, who lived in Boca Raton for a couple years. “Many people are concerned about the dangers of traveling to Israel,” allows Cohen. “We never felt fear anyplace. However, after we left we learned a rocket strike hit near where we stayed in Tel Aviv.” There are four sectors in Old Jerusalem: the Armenian, Muslim, Christian and Jewish sections. Once of the most important sites is the Western Wall. It is all that remains of the Sec- ond Temple from the time of King Herod. It is the most sacred spot for devout Jews. For Christians, the Via Delarosa, or Stations of the Cross, is a must-experience, as is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. New Jerusalem has the Herzl Cemetery, where three of Israel’s Prime Ministers and several presidents are buried. The men visited Vad Vashemthe Holocaust Museum and the artist’s village of Ein Karem. Highlights included two nights spent in a kibbutz on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, a stop at Golan Heights and a side trip to the Dead Sea and Masada, which is the most revered symbol of Jewish courage and pride. Capernaum was a large fishing village and trade center where the remains of a synagogue believed to be one where Jesus taught is located. Nearby is “Peter’s House,” where Jesus lived and did healing. Other stops included Megiddo (the Armageddon), Mount Carmel and its Druze villages, the ancient seaside town of Caesarea and the old port of Jaffa. “I’m ready to go back,” vows Cohen. “This time our wives want to go.” For more information call Griffin Gallery at 561-994-0811 or go to www. griffingallery.net. Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. for news 24/7 go to delraybeachtribune.com January, 2013 - Edition 1 - 15 Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. 16 - January 2013 - Edition 1 The Delray Beach Tribune ENTERTAINMENT Highland Beach/Delray Beach, FL Local Woman Chronicles Journey With Breast Cancer By CRA News Service “In my dream, I was walking down a corridor, and all of a sudden, my watch exploded in a million fragments. Wouldn’t you thing that two months prior to my diagnosis body was telling my mind what was about to happen? Yes, indeed it did.” Local banker Eva Preste detailed her journey with breast cancer in a journal style memoir, “My Journey through Breast Cancer,” of her revelation of the disease and how it changed her life. In February 2011, her doctor found a suspicious lump during a routine checkup. A week later, she had a mammogram and ultrasound and asked her husband to “hurry over” when the results came in. Preste’s story is not a tale of despair, it’s a story of awakening and the reality of how the body often gives us signals but we place more importance on things that don’t matter much in the long run. “I was always on the run, hardly ever talking time to listen to my inner wisdom,” said Preste, who has worked in the local financial industry for 20 years. “The signals were there, but I ignored them. I tried to make believe that they didn’t exist, and then the unspeakable happened, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.” For Preste, who studied journalism at Buffalo State College, writing a book was cathartic. As the discovery of her disease was so fast, Journaling became her vehicle of deliverance from an abyss. Writing in her journal allowed Preste to spend time and make some sense of this surreal dream. By exploring deep within her, she began to develop clarity in the midst of a storm. After yielding to the higher power, it helped her welcome the beauty of the entire situation. “We just don’t beat breast cancer we deal with it in a positive manner, accept it, and use ourselves as role models and support systems to others,” said Preste, a cancer coach, certified hypnotist and operator of a wellness center in Fort Lauderdale. Preste, who does public speaking, now sees life as a journey. She encourages all to live life in the moment, forget about the past and don’t worry about the future. “Our destiny has been laid out in front of us,” she said. “Control what you can and allow life’s events to flow as they should. We must be in sync with the natural progression of things.” My Journey Through Breast Cancer available at Amazon.com. Food Review Marc Kent LEGAL SEAFOOD’S PRESENT LIGHT LUNCHEON OFFERINGS In the quest for innovating integrated menu items for their 32 restaurants on the eastern seaboard, Legal Seafood’s through their Culinary Director, Kevin Watson – developed regionals luncheon specialties. Meeting with Chef Watson, we were able to sample three soup creations including a New England clam chowder, quite light yet full bodied with tender clam bits. The Key West soup had a curry spice that was just perfection with the right bite and defined taste. We found the yellow gazpacho to be cool and pleasant though it needed a bit more of a chunky body. A seafood tray consisting of Cape Cod oysters, with the usual red sauce, champagne vinegar sauce and a diced jalapeno sauce that wasn’t too spicy – nice accompaniment to the cool, crisp bi-valves. The tray also featured littleneck clams and jumbo, delicious shrimp. A swordfish “salad” was a perfectly seared warm fish steak served with cool cucumber, tomato, chick peas and strips of fennel – a great luncheon creation. An excellent tuna steak was coated in a fantastic dried spice mixture – if it is on your menu, do try it! We also sampled a Portuguese fisherman stew with mussels, fish, clams and chorizos in a light and slightly sweet broth – a winner. Dessert was a gift box of eight different cookies – each a sweet treat and most creative – this should be most popular for luncheons. Future offerings promise to be quite creative and pleasing as well. Legal Seafood’s updates menus through the seasons to offer the freshest items available. We enjoyed our introduction to new items and suggest you…Go and enjoy! delraybeachtribune.com Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. for news 24/7 go to delraybeachtribune.com The Delray Beach Tribune ENTERTAINMENT Highland Beach/Delray Beach, FL January, 2013 - Edition 1 - 17 Entertainment Skip Sheffield A Treat for Garage band Members of a Certain Age And so I am a big sucker for If you were in a band back in the 1960s, you will really relate to “Not Chase’s story of a garage band’s struggles, dreams and disappointFade Away.” I was and I did. However my com- ments. The main character is Dougpanion, a woman 15 years younger las (John Magaro), a curly-haired than I, couldn’t see what the big deal drummer who discovers he is more valuable as a singer. was. Douglas’ best girlfriend and No. “Not Fade Away” is a highly personalized memoir by “Sopranos” 1 fan is the willowy, winsome Grace (Bella Heathcote), who looks like a creator David Chase, 67. Chase, who is two years older cross between Jean Shrimpton and than I, dreamed of being a star Twiggy. Those were “Mod Era” drummer in a rock ‘n’ roll band. As fashion models for those too young a teenager he played the sock hops, to know. The band has its typical squabkeggers and teen clubs of suburban bles, rivalries and misunderstandNew Jersey. As a teenager I did the same ings. Some band members always thing, only in South and Central dream bigger than others and some are more single-minded in their career pursuit. Then there are the inevitable objections of parents, played by James Gandolfini and Molly Price, who can’t understand why their nice boy wants to be such a noisy ruffian. This is probably not so interesting for those who have never been there, but believe me, Chase’s fable rings true in a fleeting, melFlorida. Like Chase I was strongly ancholy way. No, it will never fade influenced by the “British Invasion” away for me either. bands such as the Beatles, Kinks, Three stars Animals and Rolling Stones. The latter group did a version A Disaster of Impossible Proof the Buddy Holly song “Not Fade Away,” which gives the film its title. portions Wouldn’t you know my most sucThere are disasters and then cessful group played that very song, with me up front singing and shak- there is “The Impossible,” a Spanish film from the makers of the chilling ing my maracas like Mick Jagger. Neither Chase nor I became a thriller “The Orphanage,” includrock star, but we still have a pro- ing director Juan Antonio Bayona found love for the music of our high and screenwriter Sergio G. Sanchez, working with real-life survivor Maschool and college era. ria Belon. The family’s nationality is changed from Spanish to British. Maria is played by Naomi Watts. Her husband Henry Belon is played by Ewan McGregor. The couple is on a Christmas vacation at a posh seaside resort in Thailand. The stage is set with festive holiday trappings and carefree sun and fun. Unbeknownst to anyone, one of the worst natural disasters is about to happen. A tsunami, spawned by earthquakes far away, hit Asia with a massive wall of water on Dec. 26, 2004. “The Impossible” is a saga of relentless, unpitying destruction of everything in the tsunami’s path. When the wave hits, Maria is separated from her husband, but she miraculously finds her eldest son Lucas (Tom Holland), and the two literally cling together for survivor. Both Watts and McGregor are powerful professionals, but the real surprise is young Tom Holland in a star-making turn. “The Impossible” gets a bit relentless and mired literally in the mud and debris, but it is one of the best-made, most convincing disaster movies of all time. Three and a half stars Holocaust Memory Play at Willow Theater The Women’s Theatre Project is back with a second production, “The Interview,’ opening Friday Jan. 4 and running through Jan. 20 at the Willow Theater of Sugar Sand park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. “The Interview” is the searing memory play by award-winning writer Faye Sholiton. Directed by Genie Croft, the play stars Harriet Oser as Bracha Weissman, who has become an emotional recluse after the loss of her family to Nazi death camps. Patti Gardner plays Ann Meshenberg, who records Bracha’s testimony on video. Irene Adjan is Bracha’s daughter Rifka, and Christopher Mitchell is the videographer. Playwright Faye Sholiton is scheduled to attend opening night. Tickets are $25. Call 561-3473948. Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. 18 - January 2013 - Edition 1 By Clay Robinson Tired of Being Sorry A parent receives a call “Sorry to inform you about the death of your daughter. She was killed by her husband or boyfriend”. This scene occurs virtually every day, somewhere and at some point it may affect those close to us. When it does take place there are sometimes two very common phrases “He was such a good guy” and “We never saw it coming”. Typically, when we are in relationships, we never see the most destructive possibilities until they occur. We don’t pay attention to the blinking red lights or red flags, because our thoughts are frequently focused on love. How many lives do you think can be impacted by a single moment of anger that manifests itself in hate or revenge? First we impact the children, parents, siblings, loving aunts, uncles and cousins. What about those friends who are often more supportive and closer than family and don’t forget the co-workers a person has spent years with. When Jovan Belcher, an NFL player age 25 decided that he was angry enough to take the life of his 22 year old girlfriend ( victim no. 1), the mother of their 3 month old baby (victim no.2) early in December, who saw it coming? Mr. Belcher and Kasandra Perkins had been arguing regularly and were receiving counseling provided by the Kansas City Chiefs football team. Mr. Belcher since his death has been described as a nice guy, a good team mate, and someone who worked very hard to obtain his position on the Chiefs team. If he was such a good guy, why did he do such a bad thing? The answer to that question may be as difficult and complex as any imaginable. We will all be left wondering why. Through years of talking to consumers of our services, I’m convinced that if you never have a positive preventive conversation your emotional position has no protective point of reference. Simply put, if you never discussed what can happen and how to prevent it, you will be unaware until it occurs. Then it’s often too late. How often do parentsengage in a personal vendetta against their mate in front of the kids, sometimes leaving them exposed to violence or even murder and suicide? The most heinous of parental behaviors can sometimes leave the children dead.When your man or woman used violence to achieve a purposedid you choose the correct mate? If the partner of a violent person allows the violence to be a way of life are they guilty too? All of us should think about what we see in our own homes, where love is supposed to be the foundation. Are you condoning, covering-up or colluding with a hard working ready to explode partner? After reading this reflect on your interpretation of what your home life was like growing up. Were you part of an angry home where fear, revenge, aggression or violence was frequent? Are you trained emotionally not to become a Jovan Belcher? What can you do to prevent it? Mr. Belcher had a lot of family, friends and fans who will miss him and always love him. Kasandra Perkins did nothing to cause her life to end and shetoo will be mourned for years.Now, we focus of thebaby. What will her life be like; will she have sincere parental love? Will she live with an unfulfilled void because of not having her parents? Will her fathers’ actions leave her filled with anger? How will her hurt and anger manifest itself ? Clay Robinson is the president of R&R Domestic Services, a local company that prevents domestic violence through early intervention. He teaches anger management and conflict resolution classes with KOP, formerly the Knights of Pythagoras Mentoring Network. Contact him at email@example.com or crusadeagainstanger.com. Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. for news 24/7 go to delraybeachtribune.com Columnists FAITH Delray Beach Tribune By Casey Cleveland New Year’s Resolution…Lead Well “If we lose sight of people, we lose sight of the very purpose of leadership.” Tony Dungy child you coach, to your employee, to a neighbor. Your influence is huge, and you are accountable. So… So it is here once again. The New Year is upon us and we find ourselves thinking about new beginnings, fresh starts, and a bright future. We usually prepare for this time by pondering what might be different or better for the year to come. Better known as New Year’s resolutions. Back to your New Year’s resolutions. Would you consider this year making a priority, a goal, a resolution, in the area of your leadership? I challenge you think through and specifically name those God has placed in your life to influence. I challenge you to begin praying for them by name. And I challenge you to commit yourself, as a leader this year, to the following 4 C’s of leadership as developed by Bill Hybels. 1. Character 2. Competency 3. Chemistry 4. Calling Character must always be first because if this goes so does your leadership. Commit yourself this year to being honest about any areas you are tempted to compromise your integrity. And then pursue the absolute opposite of your compromise. Competency is critical no matter if you are CEO or mom, or both. Commit yourself this year to learning how to do your job better. Read a book, take a course, get a mentor. Do something, move forward somehow. Chemistry is a must between those you are leading and yourself. How effective can you be with someone who feels they are not valued or even liked? Commit yourself to developing a deeper relationship this year with those you lead. And last but not least is calling. There is no greater way to ensure your calling as a leader than by reading the Bible. Really. Because only in the pages of God’s story can you fully see your place and purpose within your own story. As a pastor, I love this time of year because it reminds me of the newness of life, forgiveness of sin, and freedom from the past, that Jesus promises can be found in Him. And with this newness, forgiveness, and freedom come an amazing privilege and response from those who have been touched by this love of God. We are set in motion, given a purpose, called…to love God, to love others, and to share this good news. That is awesome. Seriously, think about it for a moment. Being transformed by the love of God is not just for us. It is totally not about us…this should be both relieving and refreshing. So then who is it about, really? The Bible tells us it is about God, His glory, loving Him and enjoying him forever. And one of the very practical applications of being a part of God’s story is loving others well. If we are to truly move in this direction we should consider how well we are leading those within our sphere of influence. Because we all have leadership opportunities, all of us. And leading people gives us an incredible opportunity in loving people. May I just encourage you with the truth that God has placed specific people in your life that can be forever changed based on the way you speak into their life. Anyone from your daughter, to a January, 2013 - Edition 1 - 19 Lead well this year. Much Love-Casey DIVORCE FLORIDA STYLE By Mike Gora NO BRAINER Q: I am in the process of getting divorced from a cop after an eighteen year marriage. He has a good salary, I don’t. He has a pension plan, all saved during the marriage, I don’t. He can afford to pay me some alimony and child support, he won’t. I know he won’t because we were at the office of the mediator in the courthouse, you know the cheaper kind and, after two hours he walked out because he refused to agree to any reasonable settlement, taking the position that since he earned it all was his. He said that our legislature was going to ban permanent alimony next year, and if he did not agree to alimony in a contract he would be able to get out of a judge ordered permanent alimony after the new legislation passes. Is he correct? Is our Republican legislature continuing the “War on Women” that I heard about during the presidential campaign? A: Your cop seems to be a little right and a lot wrong. As to his wish to keep all of the marital assets for himself because he “earned it” he has no chance of success. The equitable distribution statute is virtually bullet proof when it comes to equally splitting marital assets that is anything accumulated during the marriage as the result of marital labor and savings. So far the legislature is not messing with that concept. On the other hand he appears to be right about the suggested demise of periodic “permanent” alimony. Under the proposed new statute a judge would not be able to award permanent periodic alimony but will have the power to grant “durational” alimony for a number of years equal to or less than the length of the marriage after the first seven years of marriage. Additionally, the proposed new statute proposes a right granted to anyone who was divorced within two years before the passage of the legislation to go back to court to change the alimony plan from permanent to durational or less. There is a quirk in that process: (1) if the permanent periodic alimony is agreed to in a marital settlement agreement, a contract, it is unlikely that a court could set it aside due to the constitutional protection granted to contract rights, but (2) if the permanent award came after a trial and judgment there would be no bar to the application of the proposed new statute. In years of practice I have never met a man who wanted to give his wife alimony, of any kind. Apparently there were a couple of men in the legislature, who had recently undergone the divorce process, who have started and pushed the pending legislation. Sounds like sour grapes. Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Specialization of The Florida Bar as a specialist in family and matrimonial law and is a partner with Shapiro Blasi Wasserman & Gora P.A. in Boca Raton. Mr. Gora may be reached at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. 20 - January 2013 - Edition 1 Auto Round Up Each month we will give you the latest information on collecting classic cars. Yes, even that old car has something new to talk about. Whether it’s a barn find or interesting court case, see what has the classic car community buzzing. Tell us about that muscle car, street rod, classic truck or your pimped out ride. Send information and photos to editor@Delraybeachtribune.com. Tuning, tires, flat repair, A/C repair, computer diagnostic Serving Palm Beach County for 20 years Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Delray Beach Tribune. for news 24/7 go to delraybeachtribune.com Business January, 2013 - Edition 1 - 21 Delray Beach Tribune Boca-based ADT to Bring 120 Jobs to Area 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, Gov. Rick Scott has announced. These new jobs will add to the nearly 700 ADT employees already based in South Florida. “Not only is ADT’s continuing growth in Florida a win for the state’s business community and the economy, but it’s a significant benefit to Florida’s families as well,” Scott said. “The jobs and career opportunities that will come with this expansion are vital to our efforts for getting Florida back to work. Additionally, ADT’s 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, information 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, ADT’s chief executive officer. “We look forward to partnering with state and local leaders to help us hire passionate and skilled employees who share ADT’s commitment to helping save lives.” Kelly Smallridge, president and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, is delighted by the announcement. OPTIONAL TRIM “The company is a great place to work, offering terrific amenities and a positive work environment for its employees,” she said.” 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. EMPLOYMENT Teaching Assistant wanted to work in Delray Beach, FL. Duties include designing and creating course materials, lectures assignments and quizzes for undergraduate and graduate business administration classes. Must possess MBA degree in Business Administration. Salary is $19,030 per annum. Qualified candidates should send resumes to employer, Jeffrey Kennedy, 4789 South Citation Drive, Delray Beach, FL 33445. Tribune Seeks Nominations for Most Innovative People in Delray/Boynton The Delray Beach Tribune is seeking the most innovative people in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach -- individuals who did the most in the past year to transform a business or their community. And we need your help. You can nominate candidates using this convenient online form. The achieve- ments of candidates could range from introducing a new product that changed the way people work or play, to launching a new effort that became a runaway success. What’s important is that the bulk of their accomplishment occurred in the past 12 months. Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Delray Beach Tribune Advertisers. 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