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Proposed Tobacco Settlement Excludes Baltimore Political Redistricting Throws Black Media Curveball at Upcoming Elections By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief

The U.S. Justice Department and the TobaccoFree Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies requiring them to spend millions across major media as part of a settlement for their misrepresentation of the hazards of smoking—but the companies will not have to make a single purchase from a Black print or broadcast media company.

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As part of a 24-page proposed consent agreement reached Friday, the companies will have to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run fullpage ads in 35 White and Hispanic newspapers as well as purchasing space on their respective websites. Black publications and media companies were not among those included in the agreement. The agreement is scheduled to go before U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday for final approval. “We are shocked and deeply disappointed that the Justice Department, the Tobacco-Free Action Fund and the tobacco industry would all agree to sign off on an advertising plan that totally disrespects the Black community,” said Cloves C. Campbell, chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a federation of nearly 200 Black newspapers. “The industry’s past efforts to target AfricanAmerican consumers have been thoroughly documented,” Campbell added. “It is sad that an industry that sought to exploit our community with a product that is harmful to our health now seeks to further devalue African-Americans by ignoring the Black media Continued on A3

By Zenitha Prince Senior AFRO Correspondent Gov. Martin O’Malley’s redistricting of Baltimore’s legislative districts for the state’s General Assembly has opened the doors to opportunity for some and promises an eventful election season this fall, political experts said. “Usually a redistricting election attracts more competition because district lines change, and incumbents— while they always have an advantage— their advantage after redistricting may not be as great,” said Herbert C. Smith, a political analyst at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md. “When elected incumbents have new neighborhoods,

they have to work harder.” The redistricting of General Assembly districts, based on the city’s declining population, plus the retirement plans of some lawmakers may have given hope to a crop of political newcomers, creating an extraordinary level of competition. That fact is clearly evident in District 40, a much more diverse jurisdiction now that it has been joined with neighborhoods previously part of the 44th and 46th districts such as Pigtown, Laurel Park, Hamden and Morrell Park. Seven candidates,

including three incumbents, have already filed and many more are expected. “You are seeing a lot of new folks coming in,” said District 40 contender

“...and after we worked so hard...they came in and cut that district in half.” – Sen. Delores Kelley Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, a local elections expert who anticipates that twice the current number of candidates may sign up by the Feb. 25 deadline.

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Exhibit at Banneker-Douglass in Annapolis Through Jan. 21 AFRO. They devoured it at home, perused it at the hair salon, barbershop and Since June, the Growing doctor’s office and chatted Up AFRO exhibit has been up friends about the latest on display at the Bannekernews and developments Douglass Museum in carried on the newspaper’s downtown Annapolis. pages, from updates in the The one-of-kind exhibit, Civil Rights Movement, to previously on display at the which Black Hollywood and Reginald F. Lewis Museum New York celebrities were in Baltimore, highlights doing what, to what was African American life and happening with our sports culture as told through teams. pictures of children. Generations of children In African American’s grew up learning everything AFRO File Photo communities where the The Graves Quads pictured in their Sunday’s best in 1965, from world news to local AFRO published, residents from left to right Karen, Kevin, Kim and Katherine. They culture in the pages of said they “grew up” with the were a favorite of AFRO readers. Continued on A5 By Ja-Zette Marshburn AFRO Archivist

Homicides Reach into Double Digits as New Year Begins By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer Baltimore police are seeking the public’s help to solve more than a dozen 2014 killings. According to the Baltimore Police Department, 16 new homicide investigations were opened within the first 12 days of the New Year. Of the victims, 15 were African American and one was Hispanic, Baltimore Police Sgt. Sarah Connolly told the AFRO. “The police commissioner met with his strategic staff Monday to go over deployment strategies,” she said. “We are going over our intelligence, sharing it effectively, and using that to go after these criminals.” On the first day of the year, Baltimore Police said 48-year-old Frank Anthony Turner and his 21-year-old son, Anthony Dionne Turner, died from gunshot wounds. The next day, a man was found dying of a gunshot wound to the head near Kavon and Shamrock avenues. Later that night, two men, Daries Williams, 27, and Nathaniel Adams, 29, were found in the 2500 block of Druid Park Drive, also shot in the head. On Jan. 3, Baltimore police dispatched homicide detectives to the 1700 block of Ashburton Street; Keon M. Carter, 20, eventually died of his wounds. Bobby Jones, 51, was shot in the 3000

block of Northwest Baltimore’s Oakford Ave. on Jan. 6, just hours after Jonathan Terry, 28, was found in the 3600 block of Liberty Heights Ave with a gunshot wound. On Wednesday, homicide units were sent to the 5300 block of Prestbury Ave. to investigate the shooting of 30-year-old Marvin Lee McGowan. He died the next day along with Jose Abreu, who was shot while working inside the Latino American Deli and Grocery. Police are seeking public assistance in identifying the man seen on security cameras inside the store, located in the 500 block of South Smallwood St. “We are looking to see if any of these crimes are linked together at all,” said Connolly. “We are asking the help of the community because we need them to stand shoulder to shoulder with us if they’ve seen anything they need to let us know.” The violence continued Friday as police tried to contain Robert Hopkins, who killed Spencer Falcon, 28, in what police suspect was a botched car-jacking. While holed up in a Baltimore non-profit hours later, Hopkins killed himself. The same day, the youngest of the 16 victims, Dejaun Willis, 17, was stabbed to death. The teenager was found in the 2500 block of Frederick Ave. and transported to a

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NABJ Inducts New Hall of Fame Members By AFRO Staff The National Association of Black Journalists is scheduled to honor a host of preeminent figures in the industry at the organization’s 2014 Hall of Fame Induction and Reception. The annual event, scheduled for Jan. 16 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. spotlights renowned African-American Continued on A5

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NATION & WORLD Detroit Man Charged with Killing drugs such as heroine, inhalants, or alcohol. Wife, Mother Allegedly Assists in Corruption Trial Begins for Cover-Up Trenton, N.J. Black Mayor A Detroit man who gunned down his 23-year-old wife on New Year’s Day, allegedly received help in hiding the murder from an unlikely source—his own mother. According to Detroit Fox affiliate WJBK, Brandon Glenn, 25, and his wife Milena Moore, 23, got into an altercation on Jan. 1 which began inside their apartment and moved outside. Once there, Glenn allegedly shot and killed Moore as his mother, Bettye Adams, watched. According to the television station, Adams, 45, put Moore’s body inside her car and drove off. Adams told police she initially set out to take Moore to the hospital but panicked, believing police would think she had shot her daughter-in-law. Instead, she drove home with Moore’s dead body in her car, according to officials, where it was later found by Detroit police. Glenn has been charged with murder and his mother also faces charges for assisting the crime. Both are set to be arraigned Jan. 11.

How Much Revenue Did Legal Marijuana Sales Generate in Colorado?

The supporters of legal marijuana sales in Colorado wasted no time proving the potential economic gains to the state. Between the first day of legal marijuana sales, Jan. 1, and Jan. 8, Colorado has served thousands of people and accrued more than $5 million in taxed and regulated sales. Despite concerns from some that the legalization of marijuana would bring an increase in crime, only four marijuana citations have been issued in Denver since sales began. “We’ve written four citations for public consumption since January 1st, and that is relatively small considering the number of people consuming right now,” Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson told The Huffington Post. Colorado residents 21 years or older are eligible to legally purchase up to one ounce of marijuana at a time. Out-of-state individuals can buy up to a half an ounce at a time. In addition to the limit imposed by law, businesses have placed their own caps on the amount of weed that an individual can purchase to avoid a pot shortage. According to Business Week, the price of an ounce of commercial-grade marijuana shot up to $400 since sales began, double the price of an ounce of medicinal marijuana at a state dispensary. That price may come down as inventory increases and demand decreases. Critics of the law view marijuana T:11” as a gateway drug, and believe it can lead to the use of S:10.5” more habit-forming and dangerous

The mayor of Trenton, N.J. and his brother face corruption charges in connection with a 2010 parking garage development scheme in which they were allegedly offered an $119,000 bribe by an FBI agent operating undercover. Opening arguments began Jan. 6 for Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, 48, and hisbrother Ralphiel Mack, both accused of bribery and extortion. “This is a case about corruption,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Skahill said. “This is a case Tony Mack about how Tony Mack, the mayor of Trenton, took bribes.” The brothers pleaded not guilty to the federal charges, denying they had any involvement in a plot to persuade contractors to develop a garage on city-owned property, a deal which would have brought financial benefits to both. According to officials, they occasionally held secret meetings and used a secret or coded language. When speaking, Mayor Mack was referred to as “the little guy” or “Napoleon,” while his brother went by the code name “Uncle Remus.” The mayor’s attorney told the Times of Trenton that the government was waiting to catch him with money in his hand, but it never happened. Ralphiel Mack’s attorney, Robert Haney, said the extortion charge against his client was just a fiction and that his client saw the deal as what it appeared to be on the surface—a legitimate development. Charles Hall, a former city official and a close acquaintance of the mayor, and steak house owner Joseph Giorgianni each pleaded guilty last year to two counts of extortion. According to court documents, the two are among 40 potential witnesses to testify against the Mack brothers. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has called for Mack to resign. However, Davis said his client has pleaded not guilty and therefore will not step down as mayor. Mack has been in office since 2010 and earns a salary of $126,000. In all, the Mack brothers face one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, one count of attempting the obstruction of justice by extortion, one count of accepting bribes and three counts of fraud. They could face a prison sentence of 110 years if convicted on all charges.

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Care Mandatory Under Affordable Care Act By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer Uninsured Marylanders dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues now have more options for coverage as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA. The marketplace exchange began a tumultuous enrollment period on Oct. 1 and, as with coverage for individuals using medical assistance, benefits applied for before the Dec. 24 deadline began on Jan. 1. Health advocates across Maryland said that the PPACA mandate requiring exchange insurance providers to adequately address substance abuse and mental health treatment not only ensures better care, but provides easier access to more programs. “The expansion of medical assistance and the introduction of the exchange plans will mean that many, many more Marylanders that aren’t covered right now will be covered by insurance,” said Kathleen RebbertFranklin, acting director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, located in Catonsville, Md. Uninsured Marylanders have until March 31 to enroll in some type of insurance plan, whether through the insurance marketplace, Medicaid, an employer, or a family member’s benefits. Under the PPACA,

substance abuse and mental healthcare treatment receives parity with other coverage, meaning that individuals can receive the same type of help to cover the cost of these services as they would with other medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease. According to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, benefits include coverage for counseling sessions and psychotherapy. Individuals living in highrisk populations are deemed

individuals able to receive the help they need. According to her, states with their own marketplace such as Maryland are required to “establish what the benefits are going to be for those individuals who fall between 138 and 400 percent of the federal poverty level.” “They are going to get cost offsets when they purchase their health insurance. It will not be free, they will have to pay for their health insurance, but it will be offered at a reduced rate,” she said.

J. McBride, president and CEO of the Behavioral Health System of Baltimore. McBride agreed that a ramp-up in resources for substance abuse is long overdue, but said he was pleased to see the city and the country taking steps to rectify the situation. “It has been an effort to continually expand people’s knowledge and acceptance of the problems that underline these issues,” he said. “With the Affordable Care Act, there also is the expectation that

“The costs to society of uncovered individuals are huge.”

– Kathleen Rebbert-Franklin

priorities under the PPACA. Residential services will be heavily funded through block grants for adults, and outpatient and inpatient services for substance abuse treatment will be more widely available, including the option of co-pays and deductibles for treatments that use drug therapy. “The costs to society of uncovered individuals are huge,” said Rebbert-Franklin. “People go into hospitals and have uncompensated care— they don’t get themselves treated for an illness and they wait until it gets to the point where they have to go to an emergency room.” Rebbert-Franklin said that grants to expand substance abuse and mental health services and provide greater access to programs ultimately increase the number of

The Department of Health and Human Services uses the poverty level to decide who is qualified for certain benefits and services. For a family of four, 100 to 400 percent of the poverty level is $23,550 to $94,200. Rebbert-Franklin said better care is available for childless-individuals who currently qualify for Primary Adult Care, or PAC, a smaller version of Medicaid. For a single American, who claims no other individuals on their taxes, 100 to 400 percent of the federal poverty level is $11,490 to $45,960. On Jan. 1, individuals enrolled in PAC became covered by medical assistance, which offers substance abuse treatments and mental health services. Though the Healthcare. gov website is now available,

Proposed Tobacco Settlement Continued from A1 when it is being forced to atone what a federal judge determined was a deliberate effort to deceive the American public.” Peter S. Hamm, director of communications for the Tobacco-Free Kids Action, said on Monday that the media outlets were selected by Kessler and disclosed in an order issued Aug. 17, 2006. Hamm said he did not know how she determined what media outlets would be used to carry the advertising. A telephone call Monday requesting comment from the Justice Department was not returned. The story of the agreement was first disclosed by Target Market News. The Chicagobased publication said an advertising source placed the value of the total buy at $30 million to $45 million. The advertising campaign, which won’t go into effect until all appeals have been exhausted by the tobacco companies, was agreed to as part of a settlement that found tobacco companies misled the public about the dangers of smoking. The four defendants are Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard and Philip Morris USA. The U.S. Justice Department filed suit against the cigarette manufacturers

several states including Maryland have chosen to operate their own tailored marketplace that meets the federal guidelines within the PPACA. Maryland’s health insurance exchange is called the Maryland Health Connection. Insurance offered through employers are not held to the same standards as the Maryland Health Connection benefits. Among the differences, the mandate that substance abuse and mental health services

on Sept. 22, 1999 charging that they had violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organizations Act. They were found guilty at the

related mortality of any ethnic or racial group in the United States.” “The health of the African American community has

must be included in health insurance plans only applies to health plans that are included in the exchange or through Medicaid, Medicare, and medical assistance. The reductions in cost and health subsidies could prove to be especially helpful in Baltimore, where Commissioner Anthony W. Batts is in an ongoing fight to break the city’s deep-rooted relationship with heroin. Service providers for substance abuse said it’s been a long time coming, but the city is finally moving toward more widespread, established help for drug dependence and mental health. “There’s no question that over the history of this program there has been a need to steadily push for expanded availability and access for all kinds of people,” said Bernard

we will all do a better job of coordinating the various elements of health care.” As part of the city’s efforts to better serve residents, mental health related services and substance abuse related services have merged to create a new entity called the Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems. McBride was chosen to oversee the new organization. Many uninsured Baltimoreans have already received grants to address their needs through the Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems, an organization that has also been essential in keeping other current programs up to par with grant money. “It enables us to think more carefully about both an individual’s mental health and substance abuse

owned media has been demonstrated to be the best way to engage the African American community,” Jim Winston, executive director of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, told Target Market News.

the harm that tobacco products have caused, the companies and the DOJ have no plan to direct any educational advertising to our communities.” Both Winston and Campbell said they plan to contact the Justice Department and ask it to direct tobacco companies to include Black-owned print and broadcast media in their public education buys. If that fails, Campbell said, his organization will take stronger action. “If our newspapers aren’t good enough to advertise in, their products – including the non-tobacco ones – aren’t good enough for us to consume,” he said.

“The industry’s ‘investment’ in the AfricanAmerican community has had a destructive impact: African Americans suffer the greatest burden of tobacco-related mortality of any ethnic or racial group in the United States.” conclusion of a trial that lasted from Dec. 21, 2004 to June 9, 2005. Though the tobacco industry is bypassing Black media while complying with a federal order to disclose its deception, in the past it used the Black media to target African-American consumers. “The tobacco industry has gone to great lengths to target the African-American community over the past 30 years,” the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids stated. “Through market research and aggressive advertising, the industry has successfully penetrated this population. The industry’s ‘investment’ in the African-American community has had a destructive impact: African Americans suffer the greatest burden of tobacco-

suffered disproportionately from the advertising campaigns of the tobacco companies, and Black

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problems. It promotes a higher level of integrated services,” said McBride. “There is recognition that the coordinating of behavioral health- which includes mental health and substance abuse treatment- is just as essential as physical health provisions.” According to Ann Ciekot, an advocacy consultant for the Maryland Chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, the new provisions also mean more efficient care for Baltimoreans dealing with both substance abuse and mental health issues, which can occur at the same time. “There are certainly people who have substance abuse diagnoses with no mental health diagnoses, and vice versa. However, there is a significant overlap,” said Ciekot. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration, as many as 8.9 million Americans are dealing with co-occuring disorders, or a diagnosis that includes a substance abuse issue along with a mental health problem. Less than 8 percent are getting treatment for both issues, and according to the administration, more than half—55 percent—receive no type of treatment at all.

Jeffrey Paige, former member of the Maryland House of Delegates died of complications from open-heart surgery on Jan. 7. He was 57. His funeral was held Jan. 13 at Union Baptist Church in Baltimore.


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The AFRO Chronicled Bishop Robinson’s Career in Baltimore Eastern District Commander, Captain Bishop Robinson Sr. at the promotion ceremonies with his wife, Rhonda, son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop Robinson Jr. September, 1971.

Sgt. Bishop Robinson. 1969.

Deputy Commissioner Bishop Robinson. Nov. 18, 1981.

Bishop L. Robinson, second from right, with State Sen. Clarence Mitchell III, attorney George Russell and City Council President Clarence “Du” Burns. July, 1984.

Col. Bishop L. Robinson, chief of patrol. Oct. 25, 1971.

A Strong Man for a Strong Position: Bishop L. Robinson officially takes the helm as Baltimore City’s first Black police commissioner. With him are Juanita Mitchell, his wife, Rhonda Robinson and Mayor William D. Schaefer. July, 1984.

Looking up to his grandfather with apparent pride and admiration is little Bishop L. Robinson III. July, 1984.

It’s Always Christmas at the AFRO It’s barely past Christmas 2013 and the AFRO’s Mrs. Santa is already making a list and recruiting elves because making holiday fun for children is her specialty. And she has lots of help. “People are always looking for ways to give,” said Diane Hocker, also known as Mrs. Santa. “They contact us before we even ask.” Members of the Pi Omega Chapter of Omega Psi phi Fraternity made their annual awesome donation of bicycles. Former Sen. Larry Young broadcast his WOLB 1010 Radio One morning show live from the AFRO headquarters and so many of his loyal listeners dropped by with gifts in hand. In addition to donations totaling more than $10,000, Hocker said AFRO rooms were filled with toys after the celebrations held by Rep. Elijah Cummings, Paul Gardner Law Group and Hassan Murphy, J. Howard Special Delivery. Henderson, CEO Balto. Urban “Not only did they donate League, Eric White, president, to AFRO Charities, but they Greater Balto. Leadership Assoc. provided for area shelters, Carpenter House, Christopher’s Place, Kinder Care too many other places to list,” Mrs. Santa said.

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njoy a mesmerizing performance by University of Baltimore Distinguished Professor Lenneal Henderson as Justice Thurgood Marshall. Professor Henderson’s highly acclaimed portrayal of the civil rights giant is not to be missed.

Philanthropik held its annual party, admission to which was toys for the children at Ronald McDonald House. More than an organization, Philanthropik is a movement conceived by Zach McDaniels to provide opportunities to give. “Baltimore is simply a generous city. And, as always, it was a great year and we’re hoping for an even better one this year,” Mrs. Santa said.

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To further highlight the life of Justice Marshall, University of Maryland School of Law Professor Larry Gibson will discuss and sign his book, Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice.

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Political Redistricting Continued from A1

“Four years ago you had very little challengers.” The newly-divided District 44, in particular, will host a particularly heated fight which will turn former colleagues into rivals. Compared to 2002, District 44 now crosses into Baltimore County’s western region. According to state data, between 2000 and 2010, the population of Baltimore City declined from 651,154 to 624,064. However, the prisoner adjustment to Maryland’s census data, in accordance with the No Representation Without Population Act of 2010, also increased the population of Baltimore City by about 5,703 persons. Meanwhile, the population of Baltimore County increased from 754,292 to 807,053. Based on the state’s formula, the change would have meant that the city should contain 5.1 Senate districts and the county, 6.5. Instead, officials reconfigured the districts in both jurisdictions, keeping five

Senate Districts (40, 41, 43, 45, and 46) entirely within the city but extending Senate District 44 into the county. District 44 is now subdivided into a single-member delegate district in the southwestern city area (44A) and a two-member delegate district in the Baltimore County portion (44B). Therefore, Baltimore has two fewer representatives in Annapolis. “With the decrease in influence in numbers there is a possibility that the amount of resources we secured in years past will not be coming back,” said Sen. Verna JonesRodwell (D-Dist. 44). It also means that the city’s current delegates Keith Haynes, Keiffer Mitchell and Melvin Stukes will be forced to duke it out with each other, and other contenders, for the District 44A seat. “It has to make them a bit uncomfortable to be pitted against each other,” Cheatham said.

Sen. Jones is also in an uncomfortable position—having to face former colleagues such as Baltimore County Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam. “It is sad to see a Black delegate from the county pitted against a Black senator from the city under this scenario. It was unnecessary,” said Sen. Delores Kelley, Baltimore County’s sole African-American

the decision to extend District 44 into the county, and the resulting reconfiguration of District 10. The longtime lawmaker said she didn’t understand why officials “picked” on the only majority-minority district in the county. “We had the only majorityminority district in all of Baltimore County,” she said, “and after we worked so hard to bring that district around and gotten people civically engaged, they came in and cut that district in half.” But officials may have seen the move as necessary to shore up Baltimore City’s political base in Annapolis, Smith, the political science professor, said. “The point of the redistricting plan was to try to preserve as much representation and political clout for the city as possible,” he said. “The city has needs that far more affluent per capita counties don’t. So, having as many senators and delegates in Annapolis as possible is a must.”

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Continued from A1 journalists who have made significant contributions to the field. “The NABJ Hall of Fame is our way to recognize the important and legendary achievements Black journalists have made,” Maurice Foster, the organization’s executive director, told the AFRO. “It’s great when people tell you your work is appreciated, but it is better when they show you. And that’s what we’re doing. This honor will let people know for years and decades to come that the contributions of these distinguished journalists are highly regarded by all.” This year’s honorees include: Herb Boyd, Ernest

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senator. Jones also has a broad swath of new ground to cover in her campaign for reelection. She acknowledged the task would be difficult, but seemed optimistic. “Two-thirds of my district is new in geography but not necessarily in relationships,” she said. “I have been able to touch Baltimore County in a way that some people have not been able to due to my positions in budget and appropriations committees.” Plus, she added, “I have an asset that no one else has—I am the [current] senator of this district.” Sen. Kelley is not so sanguine about the changes. The county senator, who represented a largely minority district before the lines were redrawn, now finds herself in territory where “it did not make sense to send the only Black senator in Baltimore County.” Kelley sued the state in 2012 over its redistricting plan, decrying

notable events in American history including the Emmett Till murder trial, school desegregation in Little Rock and the 1961 Freedom Rides. The eight honorees will be inducted into the prestigious NABJ Hall of Fame, which currently includes 55 distinguished journalists. Past inductees include pioneering Black reporter Simeon Booker, D.C. television anchor Jim Vance and Ebony/ Jet magazine founder John H. Johnson. The inductees are named by the NABJ Board of Directors based on recommendations from the Hall of Fame Committee. “One of the most important responsibilities in

the AFRO, either as paperboys and papergirls reading the paper on their routes or as students being tested by their teachers on current events as relayed by the newspaper. The biggest thrill, however, was to be depicted on the pages of the newspaper. Sue Carroll Green contacted the AFRO regarding her appearance in the exhibit. A photo of her being assisted as she drank from a water fountain in Seat Pleasant in Prince George’s County in the early 1950s is part of the Banneker display. “I had a family friend tell me I was on display at the museum,” said Green, adding that she will have something to show her family for generations. “Our family always supported the AFRO and everyone that grew up with the paper simply cherishes it forever.” By utilizing the AFRO’s vast historic archives, we showcased the different facets of adolescence during the historic era of the Civil Rights Movement. Throughout our history, we provided a kind of public scrapbook of African American communities around the country. There is no greater example of this than the Graves Quadruplets. As the first set of quadruplets born in the state of Maryland at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, the AFRO documented

their lies from birth to each important milestone. “The Quads”—Kim Marie, Karen May, Kevin Mark and Katherine Mary—became part of Maryland and AFRO history on October 10, 1959 and have continued to make history in the pages of the newspaper ever since. “The Quads,” the name by which they were known to AFRO readers, joined eight other Graves children to much fanfare, as was reported in the October 17, 1959 edition of the newspaper. Raised in Annapolis by their parents, George and Lorraine Graves, the family was blessed with aid from a newspaper “fund” and benevolent community aid that helped the large brood to thrive beyond all expectations. The Quads went on to become some of the first African-American children to model for local retailers Montgomery Ward and Sears & Roebuck. Recently, the AFRO caught up with them soon after their 54th birthday as they viewed the Growing Up AFRO exhibit at the Banneker Douglass Museum. “We just thought it was normal to be a multiple…,” said the youngest of the

four, Katherine Graves Gross. “When we were small, we were always together and people followed us around. It wasn’t until we got older that we realized how special we were.” The Graves championed their mother, now 84. For helping them stay centered and for providing a strong spiritual upbringing.  “We never went without,” Kim Graves Knight said. “We got to

“Our family always supported the AFRO and everyone that grew up with the paper simply cherishes it forever.”

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experience everything growing up… because of our mother. She’s our number one lady. We wouldn’t be here without her.” The four now work as business and medical professionals, including Karen Graves Beans. Kevin Graves, the only boy, retired after a successful career in the military and recently earned a degree in divinity. The Growing Up AFRO exhibit will be on display at the Banneker Douglass Museum in Annapolis through Jan. 21.

“The eight honorees will be inducted into the prestigious NABJ Hall of Fame, which currently includes 55 distinguished journalists.” Dunbar, Jay Harris, Zelda “Jackie” Ormes, Bernard Shaw, Lee Thornton and Maureen Bunyan. Also among the honorees is Moses Newson, a legendary AFRO reporter and editor who covered a host of landmark events during the Civil Rights Movement. Newson risked his life covering some of the most

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The new president of Alabama State University agreed to a contract with several stipulations, including one unusual mandate regarding her love life. Under the terms of her contract with the school’s board of trustees, first obtained by The Birmingham News, Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd is not allowed to “cohabitate” in her university-provided home with any man who is not her husband. Boyd is currently single. Section 5.4 of the contract, signed Jan. 2, states: “For so long as Dr. Boyd is President and a single person, she shall not be allowed to cohabitate in the President’s residence with any person with whom she has a romantic relation”. Boyd will make $300,000 per year as president and receive a number of fringe benefits, including $10,000 in moving expenses from her current home in Maryland, according to the newspaper. She will be required to use her own car but will receive a $1,000 monthly car allowance. Raymond Cotton, a Washington, D.C. lawyer who has negotiated more than 300 presidential contracts and represented both trustee boards and incoming university executives, told Inside Higher Ed that he had never seen such a restriction on an individual’s love life. “I don’t know of any state that has the right to invade someone’s residence even if the state owns that residence,” Cotton told the online publication. “To convey that residence and dictate what kind of romantic relationship you can have in that facility—I mean, she’s not in prison.” However, Boyd told Inside Higher Ed that she did not have an issue with the restraint. A spokesman for the university said both parties agreed to the contract, but did not specify where the stipulation came from or whether other university executives were under similar restraints. Alabama State University is a historically Black university located in Montgomery, Ala. which serves more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Boyd replaces Joseph Silver, who was paid $685,000 by the trustees in December 2012 to resign after only 13 weeks on the job. According to The Birmingham News, Silver claimed he was ousted for asking questions about suspicious contracts at the school. A state investigation followed, and a preliminary report released in October alleged violations of the trustees’ conflict of interest policy, wasted funds, and attempts by the school to obstruct the ongoing investigation.


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BUSINESS Get your Financial House in Order By Bryant K. Jenkins Special to the AFRO Welcome to 2014! As you begin the New Year, now is a good time to get your financial house in order. A good place to start is making sure you have adequate life insurance. Sure, everybody would like to live forever. But each of us will someday leave this earth due to old age, sickness or accidental death. Without life insurance, your death could spell financial disaster for your family or damage their financial future. Obtaining life insurance will insure that money is available to pay for final expenses (funeral, medical, estate tax) and provide for your loved ones. For example, if you are a married man or women age 40 with two kids, some of the expenses you should consider covering with life insurance are: the value of your mortgage, consumer debt, college expenses for your kids, replacement of your salary or wages. The coverage you need can quickly add up to over $100,000. Once you establish how much you need, the next step is to determine what type of policy fits your needs and budget. You may tabulate that you need $500,000 of life insurance coverage but will the monthly premium fit easily into your budget.

Your insurance agent can help you calculate the amount you need and select a policy that fits your budget. As a guide, let us help you understand the two basic types of life insurance, term and permanent. Term insurance provides coverage for a certain period of time. For example, 5, 10, 15, 20 years or more. The death benefit will be paid to your loved ones if you die within the time period covered in your life insurance contract. Premiums are typically lower for term insurance in comparison to permanent insurance. The lower premium allows for you to buy higher levels of coverage. Permanent insurance provides coverage for your entire life instead of just a certain period of time. It also provides for the accumulation of cash value that can be used during your lifetime to meet emergency or other financial needs. However, keep in mind that the primary reason for purchasing life insurance should be the death benefit. Depending on the coverage level, both life insurance policies will require a medical exam to evaluate your health. The healthier you are the better the premium. You will also want to make sure your kids have life insurance as well. You can purchase a separate policy or add a child’s rider on to your policy. Please consult your insurance agent to completely understand your options.

U.S. Retirement Crisis has ‘Racial’ Component By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent More than three-fifths of Black working-age households—62 percent—have no assets in a retirement account, according to a new study by the National Institute of Retirement Security. Working-age households contain residents 25 to 64 years old. Even those Black households with assets trail similarly situated Whites. Among the 38.3 percent of Black households age 55 to 64 who do own accounts, the average savings is $34,365. That’s a fraction of the $206,400 saved by their White counterparts. The report, “Race and Retirement Security in the United States,” is a companion to a broader study of the retirement gap using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Federal Reserve. In it, researchers examine workplace retirement coverage, retirement account ownership, and retirement account balances among Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asians. “I think what the research shows is that the U.S. retirement crisis has really specific racial dimensions, specifically with access and savings,” said Nari Rhee, manager of research at NIRS and the report’s author. “About 44 percent of Baby Boomers and Generation Xers won’t even have enough saved to meet their basic needs when they retire.” In the report, Rhee describes the savings gap as “stark.” The typical retirement account-owning household of color has a

balance of $23,000, less than half the $50,500 median balance of White households with retirement accounts. In addition to the gap in savings, a gap in access to retirement options persists, particularly for private-sector workers. In its larger retirement study, the NIRS found that private sector retirement access is near its lowest point since 1979. As of 2010, a little more than half of all Black workers have access to employer-sponsored retirement coverage (54.3 percent), and less than half of them actually take advantage of said plans (43 percent). There are several causes for the lack access to retirement plans among Black households. Among them is the fact that employers are not legally required to provide benefits or financial literacy courses to their employees. Rhee points out that in other developed nations, employment-based retiree provisions tend to be effective because of an automatic or mandatory component. Additionally, the types of jobs that offer such benefits are in national decline, while lower-wage jobs with fewer benefits are proliferating. Those that do offer retirement benefits are switching from defined benefit (DB) pensions, which are automatic retirement savings, to 401(k), IRA and other opt-in accounts, which depend on what employees decide to save. “Access to retirement plans is very tied to industry, level of education, income level…people of color are still catching up to these opportunities,” said Lazetta Rainey Braxton, incoming president of the Association of African American Financial

Advisors. The retirement gap is also intrinsically tied to the wealth gap; both Braxton and Rhee point out that there are societal and historical factors at play. Although African Americans are well represented in the public-sector ranks where DB pensions are still the norm, lagging generational wealth curtails this boost. “The recession did a number on family wealth, especially for communities of color who tend to hold wealth in housing as opposed to stocks, bonds, and other investments,” Rhee said. “Plus with the shift in structural changes, loss of manufacturing and other jobs…the past few decades have been challenging for Black families.” Interestingly, workers who deliberately seek or currently have employer-sponsored DB pensions are more likely to also have their own retirement accounts as well. It seems that the more information and opportunity provided, the more workers will contemplate and plan for their financial futures. “A lot of people just don’t have access to this information. They’re not taught in high school…where are the opportunities to get this information in ways that are easy to understand, and affordable?” Braxton said. “[Near-retirees] have to look at their lifestyle. Housing, medical, and debt costs are the biggest expenses,” Rhee said. “You have to be realistic about where you are, and come up with a plan that keeps income for as long as possible, and really hash out expenses that can be draining.”

Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.9 Percent By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent The unemployment rate for Blacks dipped to 11.9 percent in December, according to the Labor Department—but that decrease may be because likely workers, discouraged after months of searching for jobs with few prospects, have simply stopped looking. According to the Labor Department, the unemployment rate for Black men over 20 dipped from 12.1 percent in November to 11.5 percent in December while the jobless rate for White men fell at half that rate, from 5.9 percent in November to 5.6 percent in December. The unemployment rate for Black women over 20 was 11.1 percent in November and 10.4 percent in December. The unemployment rate for White women over 20 remained flat from November to December at 5.3 percent, the lowest rate for all adult worker groups. “The unemployment rate gave a false impression,” said Valerie Wilson, an economist and vice president of research at the National Urban League Policy Institute. “People have left the labor force.” The labor force participation rate, the measure of workers who are employed and actively looking for work, was 62.8 percent in December, the lowest rate since 1978. Considered a more accurate barometer of the workforce than the unemployment rate, the participation rate for Blacks was 60.5 percent in November and 60.2 percent in December compared to Whites, who also experienced a decline from 63.2 percent in November to 63 percent in December. The economy shed more than 300,000 workers in December and only added 74,000 jobs. December’s jobs report comes on the heels of back-to-back months that added more than 200,000 jobs to the economy. “This report is disappointing,” said Wilson. “There were a lot of expectations that things would continue on this level.” The average unemployment rate for Blacks was 13.8 percent in 2012 and decreased to 13.1 percent in 2013. The average jobless rate for Whites was 7.2 percent in 2012 and 6.5 percent in 2013.

The average participation rate for Blacks was 62.6 percent in 2012 declining to 61.2 percent in 2013. The participation rate for Whites fell from 64 percent in 2012 to 63.5 percent in 2013. “In December there were 20.6 million workers who were either unemployed or underemployed (10.4 million officially unemployed, 7.8 million involuntary part-time workers, and 2.5 million marginally attached),” wrote Heidi Shierholz, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute. “Racial and ethnic minorities have been particularly hard-hit by underemployment.” According to EPI, the underemployment rate for Blacks was 21 percent and the underemployment rate for Whites was 11 percent. Blacks suffer disproportionate rates of underemployment and long-term unemployment, due to a number of factors including discrimination in hiring practices. “The biggest challenge besides the labor force participation rate is long-term unemployment that affects African Americans disproportionately,” said Wilson. “It was very short-sighted of Congress to allow unemployment compensation to expire.” Shortly after Christmas, Congress let those benefits expire for 1.3 million Americans. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, if Congress fails to reach a deal to extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, almost 5 million jobless workers will lose that economic lifeline by the end of the year. Some critics of the EUC program argue that it encourages dependence on the government and that workers lack the skills required for available jobs, which increases the unemployment rate. Shierholz countered that in today’s economy the “lack of demand for goods and services makes it unnecessary for employers to significantly ramp up hiring.” Wilson agreed. “In order for people to get hired, demand has to increase,” she said. “If people have jobs they will spend more money.”


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Study: Half of Black Men Arrested by Age 23 By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO Nearly half of all AfricanAmerican males are arrested by age 23, outpacing their White counterparts, according to a new study published

Jan. 6 in the journal Crime & Delinquency. Robert Brame, the study’s lead author and a criminology professor at the University of South Carolina, said the racial differences are the most striking aspect of the study.

Compared to the 49 percent of the Black male population arrested at least once for a non-traffic offense by age 23, approximately 40 percent of White males are arrested by that age. The disturbing findings

present weighty implications for the Black community as arrests can severely impact an individual’s ability to find employment, pursue education and participate in their communities, researchers said.

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that show up in searches can impede employment, reduce access to housing, thwart admission to and financing for higher education and affect civic and volunteer activities such as voting or adoption. They also can damage personal and family relationships.” The study, which researchers said represents the first set of contemporary findings on the risk of arrest across race and gender, analyzed national survey data from 1997 to 2008 of teenagers and young adults ages 18 to 23, and their arrest histories. Excluding arrests for minor traffic violations, the study considered a range of offenses including truancy and underage drinking to more serious and violent offenses. Among the study’s key findings was that, by age 18, almost one-third of Black males, 26 percent of Hispanic males and 22 percent of White males have been arrested. Some states consider adolescents as young as age 16 and 17 to be adults in the eyes of the law. As the ages increase, so do the rates of arrest: by age 23, 49 percent of Black males, 44 percent of Hispanic males and 38 percent of White males have been detained by law enforcement, the study found. Among females, the prevalence of arrests also increased as they aged, but the variations based on race were slight—arrests of White females actually slightly outpace their minority counterparts. At age 18, arrest rates were 12 percent for White females and 11.8 percent and 11.9 percent for Hispanic and Black females, respectively. By age 23, arrest rates were 20 percent for White females and 18 percent and 16 percent for Hispanic and Black females, respectively. The study builds on a previous effort by the team, which includes Ray Paternoster at the University of Maryland, Michael Turner at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Shawn Bushway at the University at Alban. The earlier study was released in January 2012 in the journal Pediatrics and was the first that examined arrest prevalence since the 1960s; researchers found that one in three persons are arrested by age 23. Brame said additional research needs to focus on developing an understanding of the economic, social and law enforcement factors that can influence arrests and what role gender and race play. “As a society, we often worry a great deal about the effects of children watching television, eating junk food, playing sports and having access to good schools,” he said. “Experiencing formal contact with the criminal justice system could also have powerful effects on behavior and impose substantial constraints on opportunities for America’s youth.”


January 18, 2014 - January 24, 2014, The Afro-American

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OPINION

The Defining Challenge of Our Time

Congressman Elijah Cummings

As we mark 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson committed our nation to ending poverty, President Obama is once again calling upon us to overcome “the defining challenge of our time.” All of us are being affected, he observed, by “the dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain – that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead.”

Accomplishments of America’s “War on Poverty” If we are to meet this challenge, we must first lay to rest the myth that America’s anti-poverty programs have not worked. Even those who are concerned about the role of government in our lives should recognize that programs like Social Security and food stamps (SNAP) have lifted millions of American families out of poverty. According to recent Columbia University research, “because we have strengthened our safety net and expanded pro-work and pro-family tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit, the poverty rate has fallen by 40 percent since the 1960s.” Without these anti-poverty programs, researchers have concluded, the poverty rate in our country would be nearly twice what it is now. More than 40 million people – including 9 million children – would have been abandoned to lives of poverty without our collective efforts to help them. This success has been especially evident in the lives of our senior citizens. Without Social Security, nearly half of all seniors would be living in poverty. Instead, fewer than one in seven seniors are counted among the poor. Before Medicare, only half of seniors had some form of health insurance. Today, virtually all do – and, as of Jan. 1, millions of younger Americans who lacked healthcare can finally access quality, affordable health coverage that will keep them out of poverty. These examples are powerful evidence that President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” has been far more successful than critics assert. Now, our generation is being called upon to finish the job in our time. As President Obama reminded us during his Dec. 4 speech on economic inequality, “These endeavors didn’t just make us a

better country; they reaffirmed that we are a great country.” Tragically, too many of my colleagues in the House of Representatives disagree. Instead of seeking to slash these safety-net and prowork programs and sending millions of people back into poverty – as many of my Republican colleagues propose – the Congress should take immediate action to stem the growing inequality that threatens our way of life. We know that properly educating all Americans to succeed in our global economy is the longer-term answer to economic inequality. However, our first order of business must be to raise our nation’s minimum wage to a livable wage and extend unemployment benefits to those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Increasing the Minimum Wage In March of last year, I was proud to become an original cosponsor of California Rep. George Miller’s proposal to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over three years - and to adjust that basic wage level for future increases in the cost of living [H.R. 1010]. New polling last week from Quinnipiac University shows that 71 percent of American voters support raising the minimum wage, including a clear majority of Republican voters. Yet, although 166 House Members have now joined our effort, the Republican leadership has not yet brought our bill to a full House vote. Most Americans agree that now is the time to do what is fair and good for our economy, delivering a pay increase for 30 million hard working Americans. Extending Emergency Unemployment Benefits Second, due to congressional inaction, millions of Americans are reeling from losing the lifeline of emergency unemployment insurance, including many who live in Republican congressional districts. The House Republican majority continues to demand even

more tax breaks for the most affluent and large corporations before it will agree to help the 1.4 million Americans thrown off emergency unemployment insurance. An additional 72,000 Americans will lose their unemployment insurance each week until the Congress takes action. If the Republicans continue to block emergency unemployment insurance, that obstinacy will cost our economy 240,000 jobs this year. By a margin of 58 to 37 percent, voters in a recent national poll concluded that benefits should be extended for another three months. America’s Choice We have been blessed with a President who is determined to correct the inequities in our economy. In this election year, we have the opportunity to choose a new Congress that will become a true partner in achieving that historic transformation. “We the People” have the power to decide the defining issue of our time. Congressman Cummings represents Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the U. S. House of Representatives.

Change Comes when Change is Demanded

The 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s declaration of war on poverty brought long overdue attention to his commitment. Today, with one in five children in America still raised in poverty, an accounting is vital as part of a renewed commitment. But largely absent from the debate around the war on poverty is any sense of its context. Johnson’s program was bold and courageous. Jesse L. Jackson Medicaid and hikes in the Sr. minimum wage helped lift the NNPA Columnist floor under the working poor. Head start, aid to schools in impoverished neighborhoods, and later Pell grants contributed directly to rising high school and college graduation rates. The Jobs Corps provided training and jobs for the unemployed, with a particular emphasis on Appalachia and rural poverty. The National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities and National Public Radio nourished minds as well. Most creative was the Office of Economic Opportunity,

which focused on engaging “maximum feasible participation” in poor neighborhoods, so that recipients of aid could express their needs and create their own strategies. Johnson’s program was an institutional response, enlisting the resources and the capacities of the federal government to address poverty and racial division. But we should remember, as we head to the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, what Johnson was responding to; he wasn’t simply reacting to entrenched poverty and racial segregation. Johnson’s program was the government’s response to the call issued by Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. At the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice, Dr. King issued his dream. From his cell in Birmingham, he issued his moral challenge. In his 1964 State of the Union and his later address at the University of Michigan, President Johnson issued his response. This is important in today’s debate. Many comment on how timid our politics are now, how tied into knots, even as poverty is getting worse and the middle class is struggling. The economy is rigged to benefit only the few, while most Americans struggle to stay afloat. Yet there is little response from Washington. Affordable health care is essential, but reform has been met with unrelenting hostility. The Republican majority in the House has forced cuts in food stamps, dropped children from

Head Start, cut aid to poor schools and even rejected continuing emergency jobless benefits. Rather than a war on poverty, they seem intent on waging war on the poor. But to focus on the inadequacy of the response ignores the other missing factor: the inadequacy of the call. The poor are only beginning to find their voice, as witnessed in the protests of fast food workers. The movement for justice has only begun to stir, with voters forcing increases in the minimum wage in states and localities. Those who benefit from the current arrangements will not lead the change. Political reformers face implacable and wellfunded opposition. What is needed is for citizens of conscience to join with the oppressed to issue a moral call for change. Build that call to a tide that cannot be turned and then, and only then, will there be a response. Dr. King led a movement that issued a stirring call for justice. Lyndon Johnson used his remarkable skills to drive an unprecedented response to that call. The prophet and the president were both remarkable leaders. We may not look on their like again. But even so, one thing is still clear: When we build the demand for change, leaders will arise to offer the response. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. is founder and president of the Chicagobased Rainbow PUSH Coalition, rainbowpush.org.

Letter to the Editor After reading the Jan. 3 Afro-American article “Harsh Ugandan Anti-Gay Law May Become Effective” regarding the passage of legislation in Uganda impacting a portion of that African nation’s population, it caused me to reflect on my missionary visit to Uganda, Dec. 8-20, 2013. During that time, I was able to see first-hand, the many issues that affect the continent as a whole and influence the decisions of its leaders. The Afro-American’s readership should understand that the role of faith and values in the African context are quite different from what we experience in the United States. There is no separation of church and state. As a matter of fact, the faith of the head of state is the greatest predictor of the cultural, political and moral climate. The continent of Africa, in some ways, is the battleground between people of faith, particularly as it relates to Christians and Muslims.

The current outbreak in violence throughout the African continent began with violence in the South Sudan and a failed coup attempt in the Democratic Republic of Congo and inter-religious violence in the Central African Republic. As we collectively sit and watch these all-too-grim numbers begin to come in – over 1,000 dead in the South Sudan, 40 dead in the Congo and three dead in the Central African Republic – the World Methodist Council asks its member churches to pray that a peaceful resolution to the conflicts emerges as quickly as possible. These acts of violence, coupled with recent bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia and the ongoing violence are troubling developments. Whatever the reason for the violence – decades long fighting between neighbors or a misguided interpretation of one’s religious beliefs - we must all understand that there is no place for violence in this world. Leaders can never

lead through fear and oppression and people will never truly follow the unjust. Instead, we must remember the true mandate for leadership is through the Lord, as written in Psalm 44:3 “For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.” As we embark into 2014, it is a time for new beginnings. During these precious first days, a commitment to peace and reconciliation needs to be made again. The tireless work done on the continent of Africa and the South Sudan over the last decade by church leaders, civil society groups and members of the United States Congress to heal the wounds of this nation and continent could be lost forever. During this continent’s fragility, other nations must take a role of helping to stabilize and normalize some of

these situations and minimize the suffering that is occurring. We pray for resolutions and reconciliation in these stricken areas. We pray for safe travel for aid workers attempting to reach the areas to stop the outbreak of disease, and we pray for those who are struggling to keep the peace. In times like this, it seems like there is little-to-no reason and reassurance available for those caught in the middle. Let us go forth and greet those affected with love and challenge those causing the violence with a righteous message of love and mercy. —Rev., Dr. Staccato Powell Raleigh, North Carolina Rev., Dr. Staccato Powell is the founder of the transformational New Church Believers movement and pastor of Raleigh, North Carolina’s Grace AME Zion Church.


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COMMUNITY CONNECTION Baltimore Community Remembers Bishop Robinson

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and Baltimore Police Department have announced memorial services for former Secretary Bishop L. Robinson, 10 a.m., Jan. 18, in the Physical Education Complex of Coppin State University, 2523 Gwynns Falls Parkway, Baltimore. Following the memorial service, there will be a processional leading to the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens for the interment ceremony. Robinson was Secretary of DPSCS from 1987-97. It was during his tenure that the Department opened the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, a landmark operation that consolidated all arrest and booking processes at a single location in Baltimore City.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Jan. 20

Emcees for this year’s MLK Parade at noon, Jan. 20, are Konan of 92Q and Lolo of Magic 95.9. Marching groups include Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Unit, Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts of Baltimore, City Ranch, N-Full Motion Marching Band, American Legion Federal Post 19 Color Guard, and A Can Can Make a Difference. The parade also features colorful floats honoring Dr. King and the late Nelson Mandela. In addition to the parade, 92Q and Magic 95.9 will be onsite at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Druid Hill Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect donations of coats, hats, scarves, gloves, thermals and blankets for Heart for the Homeless. The parade begins at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and ends at Baltimore Street.

The MLK Parade is at noon on Jan. 20. Presented by Forman Mills, the parade is produced by the Mayor Stephanie RawlingsBlake, the Baltimore Office of Civil Rights & Wage Enforcement, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. Additional support is provided by Corrigan Sports/Baltimore Running Festival, Evergreen Health Care, Metro PCS, Yellow Cab of Baltimore, Kelly & Associates Insurance Group and KTBSPayroll, American Heart Association, the AFRO, The Baltimore Times, Fox 45/ The CW Baltimore and Radio One: 92Q, Magic 95.9, Spirit 1400 and WOLB 1010. For more information on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.

UM Dean ‘Most Influential in Legal Education’

Dean Phoebe A. Haddon has been named “one of the most influential people in legal education” by the The National Jurist for the second consecutive year. Haddon was ranked ninth of the 25 individuals recognized on the list, published in the January 2014 issue. “I’m honored that the The National Jurist has again recognized the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of

Law for its commitment to excellence in legal education and its promise to provide students, especially those from diverse backgrounds, with the skills to achieve success in our field,” says Haddon. The magazine requested nominations from every law school in the nation. Its editors selected 50 candidates and then sent the list to law school deans and others of influence in the legal community, asking them to rate each nominee. As the magazine notes, the 25 recognized individuals are “thick in the conversation and engineering of legal education advances and reforms.” Haddon is a long-time and well-known participant in that discussion, having held leadership positions in the Association of American Law Schools, the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, and the Society of American Law Teachers, which honored her with its Great Teacher Award in 2011. Haddon has grown increasingly concerned about what she calls “the mismatch” in law today. As she has said in several recent presentations to academic and professional groups, “We have thousands of highly trained but unemployed young lawyers and millions of moderate and lower-income people who need legal counsel. Our challenge is to bring them together.” An accomplished legal Phoebe Haddon scholar with expertise in constitutional and tort law, Haddon is recognized for securing the largest gift in the law school’s history— the $30 million gift from the W.P. Carey Foundation—one of the top 10 largest gifts to any law school, and one of the largest in the University System of Maryland. Since becoming dean in 2009, Haddon has increased scholarships for students, worked to limit tuition increases, recruited top-notch professors to add to the UM Carey Law School’s already robust faculty roster, and bolstered the school’s minority enrollment, which this year accounts for 37% of all new students. “I am especially pleased to congratulate Dean Haddon on her consecutive selection as one of the nation’s shining stars in legal education,” says University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay A. Perman, MD. “This is the kind of excellence we at the University of Maryland, Baltimore strive for, and no one exemplifies the importance of educating the next generation of legal professionals more than Phoebe Haddon.” “Dean Haddon has brought an inspired and visionary leadership style to the UM Carey Law School,” says Andre M. Davis, Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, a 1978 graduate, and member of the Board of Visitors of the law school. “Her enthusiastic embrace of the educational and professional values of diversity has enabled the law school to maintain its enviable record as one of the most diversity-rich learning environments in the state and the nation. Those of us who love the law school as I do feel a deep sense of gratitude for her service and for her friendship.” Haddon will resign as dean at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year. After a sabbatical to conduct research on legal education, she will return to the UM Carey Law School faculty and to teaching.

Local Dancer Mari Travis to Dance at Kennedy Center

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Jan. 20, the Kennedy Center will host “Let Freedom Ring,” praising the work and ministry of Dr. King through song and dance. Baltimorean Mari Travis, has been selected to dance as international singer, Dionne Warwick performs. Also selected to dance is Flair dancer, Christine Wyatt. Free tickets for the 6 p.m. program will be

distributed on a first come basis on the day of performance. President Obama and his family are scheduled to attend. Mari Travis is the dance director at Flair Dance Studio of Catonsville, Mari Travis teaches dance at Bryn Mawr School, teaches at Duke Ellington Performing Arts School, in Washington, is guest choreographer at Georgetown University and currently is choreographer at the Arena Players, for plays in production. For more information contact Flair Dance Studio at 410-744-3901.

Community-Wide MLK Celebration at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

The 10th annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King Jr., Prayer Breakfast will be held Jan. 20 in the J. Frank Raley Great Room of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Campus Center. A full breakfast will be served starting at 6 a.m.; the program begins at 8 a.m. Early arrival is recommended as space is limited and advanced registration is not required. For more information, contact Linda Jones at 240-8953246 or ltjones1@smcm.edu. Details about the event are also available online at www.smcm. edu/calendar. This year’s program will feature performances by the Great Mills High School Steel Band, Southern Maryland Community Gospel Choir, Spring Ridge Middle School Rhythm Club, and dramatic readings by students from the College of Southern Maryland. The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the St. Mary’s County Human Relations Commission, St. Mary’s County Public Schools, and the College of Southern Maryland.

18th Annual City Schools Basketball Academy at Morgan

Returning for its 18th year, the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) Basketball Academy is the largest and most successful program of its kind— immersing high school athletes in academics, financial literacy, rites of passage, gang awareness, bullying prevention and competitive basketball games. Over the years, the Academy has awarded over $105,000 in scholarships and has prepared Maryland NBA stand-outs Will Barton, Rudy Gay and Gary Neal, among others. In 2014, the Basketball Academy will reinforce its motto, “Academics + Athletics equals a Win/Win Combination,” while adding additional elements to the program, including an essay contest, $10,000 3-Point Shoot-Off and competitive matches that expose the city’s most talented youth to each other and the broader community. Tickets to the Academy cost $10 per day. Children under five years old are admitted free. Advanced tickets can be purchased at participating schools or by calling 410-3968569. Each year, the Academy enhances its academic offering to stay current with today’s popular culture and situations student athletes face. Additions this year include a day-long SAT prep course at Dunbar High School with longtime partner John Swann of Dayton, Ohio. Academic Coordinator Dr. Warren Hayman is enthusiastic about new elements to this year’s Basketball Academy, “In addition to SAT Prep, we are introducing an essay contest, Bring your Brain to the Game, where each team will select a student to discuss and then write an essay about how to connect academics to athletics, with the best essay writer winning a $250 award. We also will have cyber and inperson bullying training and a course on social media best practices.” Visit bballacademy.com for the 18th Annual BCPS Basketball Academy schedule. For sponsor, partner and advertising opportunities, contact 410-396-8569 or visit bballacademy.com.


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Dr. Marco Merrick, Dr. Nina Rawlings, Gordon Stills, Roland Fletcher

The Howard L. Cornish Metropolitan Baltimore Chapter of the Morgan State University National Alumni Association celebrated the 29th anniversary of the Dr. Six scholars received $1,000 from the Howard L. Cornish Chapter; Martin L. King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, eight students received $500 scholarships; four students received laptop Jan. 11 at Martin’s West, Woodlawn. computers; six scholars received $1,000 from Tau Alpha Upsilon Fraternity. Nimatul-ain Muhammad, the student who designed the souvenir journal cover, received $500 and a laptop computer. Dr. David Wilson, president, The guest speaker for the event was Larry Gibson, author of Young Morgan State University, Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice. welcomed alumni and Alumni were recognized for their financial support and active friends participation in the activities of the university. Anthony McPhails presents a plaque The Howard L. Cornish Chapter Appreciation Award was presented to of appreciation to Patrice Sanders Dr. Clara I. Adams; Dr. Edmonia T. Yates was presented the Distinguished Educator Award; March Funeral Homes was the recipient of the Community Service Award; The Montford Point MarinesMaryland Chapter #17 received the Drum Major Award; Dr. Eugene DeLoatch, dean, Morgan’s School of Engineering, received the Drum Major Award, and Mattie F. Gaines, treasurer of the Dr. Eugene De Loatch, host chapter received the Chapter Distinguished dean, School of Mattie Gaines, treasurer, Award. Engineering receives Howard L. Cornish the Drum Major Award Chapter received Irving C. Williams '54, Joyce Brown, Franklin Beaird, Distinguished Service Bernice Beaird Award

Scholarship recipients Marcus Ward and Tyniece Bowser

Scholarship recipients Michael Faulkner, Jerry Rush, Anwar Battle, Duane Saunders Jr.

Scholarship recipients Sharde Harrison, Ashley B. Johnson, Latara Swann, Emmanuel Onafeko

Wilbert Walker, Deneen Walker, Ronald L. Walker, Kim Wilder-Walker

Larry Gibson gave the 2014 MLK Jr Scholarship Breakfast address

The Montford Point Marines, Maryland Chapter No. 17 received the Drum Major Award from co-chair Carole A. Jeffries

Photos by Dr. A. Lois De Laine

Donna Spaulding, Myrna Jackson-Cann, Anita Turks Hunter, Dr. Norma Jones, Sheila Whitaker

Betty Fitzgerald and Dr. Brenda Bowe-Johnson

Throughout the 2013 year, the Rho Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has held many public events and service activities to commemorate and celebrate their 25th anniversary of service to the Baltimore community. The Chapter hosted its “Silverbration: An Evening of Elegance Gala, a black-tie formal which attracted over 300 guests from Washington, DC, Albany, New York, and the greater Baltimore region. Special Baltimore guests included Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Joan Pratt, city comptroller. Rho Xi Omega Chapter served as one of two hostess chapters for the National Founders’ Day celebration to honor the 105th anniversary of AKA, partnered with the eight graduate and undergraduate chapters in the Baltimore area to “Keep the Promise to Our Veterans” during the MLK Day of Service weekend; hosted their largest Founders’ Day Prayer Breakfast, honored 19 longstanding programmatic partners and awarded $25,000 to support their work at “Spirit of Giving” event and celebrated Emerging Young Leaders program participants. Karen Barland and Robin Ott were chairpersons of the gala; Tracey Barbour-Gillett is president of Rho Xi Omega Chapter.

George and Rhoda Jones

Janeen Jackson, Sheila Rolack, Sherry Armstead Leonard and Denese Powell

Patricia Richardson, Geraldine Barbour, Gwendolyn Barbour

Nicole Leonard, Lydia McCargo-Redd, Nicole Cameron-Becketts

Sheronda Willingham, Lynnea C. Cornish, Autumn Anderson, Mary Langston

Sandra Edmonds and Deborah Childs

Gloria Adams Jones, and Amy Adams congratulate Dr. Clara Adams who received the Appreciation Award

Jean Stevenson, Linda Hollis, Eslyn G. Hinmon

Scholarship students Brielle Hendricks, Brianna Dorsey, Olivia Askew, Nimatul-ain Muhammad

Filmore Hart, Elaine Harris, Sen. Nathaniel McFadden, Rose Wiggins

Waqiba Strother, Beverly Reid, Henri A. Daniels, Diane McPhail

Ronald Neverdon, Gail Neverdon Edmonds, Joseph Edmonds, Tiffany Neverdon, Russell Neverdon, Morris Johnson, Dr. Cynthia Neverdon, Robin Neverdon

Dignitaries Dr. C. Edith Booker, Erin Baron, Tracey BarbourGillett, president, Susan Simms Marsh, Evelyn Sample Oates, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

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Youth SpotlightCarolyn Lynch, Baltimore City Youth Poetry Team

Anthony McPhail presents Community Service Award to Annette March Grier, March Funeral Homes, Inc.

Edith Aydlett-Whitmore, Anthony Wilson, Janet Cooper

Charter members Joan Pratt, Vivian Braxton, Joanna Langston

Clelia Ward-Wilson, Sheryl Nelson, past president, Patricia Robinson-Sharpe, Everene Johnson-Turner

Photos by Dr. A. Lois De Laine

Carolyn Wainwright, Gail Betts-Anderson, Constance Tucker

Nicole Nugent-Gyesie and Nana Gyesie

Gwendolyn Rooks and Dr. Clara G. Carter Evelyn Sample Oates and Donna Stevenson

Robin Ott and Karen C. Barland, chairs of the Gala

Thomas Smith, Eric Brown, John Berkley, Anthony Leonard

Shawn Millin and Saran Ott

Wanda King, NA Region Program Chair, Geanelle Griffth-Herring, 2nd VP, Columbia Chapter, Leslie Lyles Smith, president, Upsilon Epsilon Omega, Tracey Barbour-Gillett, president, Rho Xi Omega, Donna E. Davis, president, Rho Mu


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SPORTS

AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff

Is Washington’s New Coach Jay Gruden a Good Fit for RGIII, and the Team? was befuddling quarterback play from Griffin. He’ll be better this year simply Jay Gruden’s resume is pretty extensive. After achieving from a health standpoint. perennial success in the Arena Football League, Gruden has Washington found kept his last name unblemished as the younger brother of themselves in a scenario former head coach and current NFL analyst for ESPN Jon in which they were forced Gruden. to play Griffin under the Despite his experience and accolades, Jay Gruden has pressure. With fans enduring entered uncharted territory as a first-time head coach with the a full year’s helping of Washington NFL team. The former offensive coordinator for humility, things won’t be the Cincinnati Bengals took a middling offense that ranked so crazy around the District 20th in his inaugural year in 2011 to a top-10 unit this past when September rolls season. The turnaround was enough to convince Washington around. Washington will owner Daniel Snyder to offer Gruden a shot at the top job. But have some money to spend is Gruden the guy to get Robert Griffin III and the rest of the to try to mend the edges Redskins back on track after a disastrous year? Perry Green around the center, but the and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sports Desk debate the crucial piece in this all is still question. Griffin. He’s a key reason why the season went the way From left: Washington's new head coach Jay Gruden, quarterback Robert Griffin III, Riley: Gruden’s walking into a firestorm with the fan it did, and he’s one of the and owner Daniel Snyder. base at wits end, controversy over a potential name change main reasons why Gruden and a desire for immediate success among the owner and the was selected. Gruden knows players. But Gruden’s hiring will be somewhat simplified, because no matter what the defense how tough Washington can be on head coaches, so the pressure won’t be an issue. And yes, does or which players come and go, Gruden’s main focus is going to be establishing RGIII. results will be expected immediately, but Griffin has already had success in this league and The sophomore quarterback was downright dreadful this season after becoming the darling of Washington spends heavily on free agents when the money is available. The tools will be in the District in 2012. This team only goes as far as RGIII goes, and Gruden will have to push place for resurgence within the next two years. Griffin, hopefully in turn pushing Washington out from the NFL’s basement. He might be a firsttime head coach in the NFL but Gruden’s resume is littered with success in the Arena Football Green:This franchise is in a precarious position. It’s been the same song and dance for the League as a head coach and a general manager. If Gruden can work his magic with Griffin, then last few years under Snyder’s ownership and there will not be a quick fix until the team decides the sky is the limit for this team. to pick a coach and sticks with him. We talk about Gruden but look at Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, who stuck with the franchise for years after decades of disaster. The team made Green: If the development of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is a selling point on an investment to stand by him, and now they’re back-to-back division winners and one of the Gruden’s resume, then I’m not sold. Considering Dalton’s repetitive postseason failures and most talented teams in the league. Will Washington afford its coach that same type of relief? I his reliance on super-talented receiver A.J. Green, how much credit can we give Gruden for don’t know. the Bengals’ success? Also, considering how much of a wasteland Washington has become for I also don’t know if Gruden will be a good fit for Griffin. Rumor has it that Gruden was the coaches, it’s hard to envision Gruden being given enough leverage and time to right the ship. one who chose to draft Dalton in Cincinnati over 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, because Griffin was bad this year, but let’s not blame all the struggles in 2013 on him. The defense was he felt Dalton’s pocket style was a better fit for his offense over the more athletic, mobile style horrendous, the offensive line couldn’t sustain blocks in pass protection and the chemistry in of Kaepernick. If that’s true, why would Gruden’s system be a good fit for RGIII, who has a the locker room was laughably bad. That’s a ton of work to be done, and I don’t know if Gruden style much more similar to Kaepernick’s than Dalton’s? I guess we’ll get an answer to that is ready for that kind of workload. I’ll reserve judgment until I see who he hires as a coaching question in a few short months. staff and what kind of strategy he has in store for this mess of a franchise. From left: Washington’s new head coach Jay Gruden, quarterback Robert Griffin III, and Riley: Yes, Washington was a disaster on several levels but at the forefront of the problems owner Daniel Snyder. By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk

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• Your History • Your Community • Your News FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE FOR APPROVED I-95 EXPRESS TOLL LANES (ETL) TOLLING PLAN On December 19, 2013, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), the State agency that owns, finances, operates and maintains Maryland’s eight toll facilities, APPROVED the tolling plan shown below for the I-95 Express Toll Lanes (the eight miles of I-95 from the I-895 interchange in Baltimore City to north of MD 43 in White Marsh). The MDTA Executive Secretary also set the initial toll rates at the lowest end of the approved rate ranges for the opening of the ETL in late 2014. Public comments on the I-95 Express Toll Lanes tolling plan were accepted from September 19, 2013, through 5 p.m. on November 4, 2013. The two new ETL will run adjacent to the four existing general-purpose (non-tolled) lanes in each direction of I-95 and are scheduled to openTolling in late 2014. willI-95 be collected viaToll E-ZPass and Video Tolling only. Recommended Plan Tolls for the Express Lanes

APPROVED I-95 Express Toll Lanes Tolling Plan Southbound and Northbound E-ZPass Mileage Rate Ranges: 2-axle/ motorcycle Per mile Peak 1 $0.25 - $0.35 Off-Peak 3 $0.20 - $0.30 2 Overnight $0.10 - $0.30 1

3-axle Per mile $0.75 - $1.05 $0.60 - $0.90 $0.30 - $0.90

Peak Pricing Periods: Southbound: Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Northbound: Monday - Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Overnight Pricing Periods: Southbound and Northbound: Monday - Sunday, 9:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.

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For additional information, visit mdta.maryland.gov.

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4-axle Per mile $1.13 - $1.58 $0.90 - $1.35 $0.45 - $1.35

5-axle Per mile $1.50 - $2.10 $1.20 - $1.80 $0.60 - $1.80

6-axle+ Per mile $1.88 - $2.63 $1.50 - $2.25 $0.75 - $2.25

APPROVED TOLLING PARAMETERS: • On certain holidays and the days immediately before and after, the MDTA will apply the pricing period for the day of the week that most closely resembles the travel patterns during the holiday period. The MDTA Executive Secretary will announce the affected dates and pricing periods that apply for the new year at the December MDTA Board Meeting prior to the start of the new year. NOTES: • The tolling length is seven miles. • When payment is not made at the time of travel, an image of the vehicle’s license plate is taken and the registered owner of the vehicle is sent a Notice of Toll Due for the Video Toll Rate due. • Video Toll Rate ranges are 150% of the E-ZPass mileage rate ranges to partially cover the added expense of collecting the toll in this manner. This additional amount could range from $1 to $15 depending on the facility and the type of vehicle. • The E-ZPass Maryland 10% discount for two-axle vehicles does not apply to the toll on the ETL. • The MDTA Executive Secretary is authorized to make changes within the approved toll rate ranges with at least 10 days notice to the public. • The MDTA Executive Secretary is authorized to adjust the start and end of pricing periods by up to 60 minutes based on observed traffic patterns. • Changes to the approved tolling plan require new public hearings and a public-comment period.


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AUTOMOTIVE CENTRAL 2014 Buick Regal AWD GS By Frank S. Washington NNPA Columnist DETROIT – The 2014 Buick Regal AWD GS was a snappy compact sedan with a lot of pep for a car equipped with a fourcylinder engine. Fun started under the hood with the Regal’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that made 259 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It was mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. In GS trim, a six-speed manual is available. For 2014, the four-cylinder engine generated 18 percent more power than it did for the 2013 model year and the torque was enhanced, delivering 90 percent of its poundfeet between 1,700 and 5,500 RPMs. This translated into oomph from just about any speed. The test car, which weighed in at 3,981 lbs., could get from zero to 60 mph in a fleet 6.8 seconds. Of course, nothing of the sort was tried on city streets. Still, the Regal seemed awfully light on its treads. Normal driving revealed that the 2014 Regal AWD GS was quick, it handled with rifle shot accuracy and it could get off the mark when needed at traffic lights and move forward with authority on the expressway. Its all-wheel-drive system offered a psychological security blanket when a light dusting of snow fell here and in places it created some really slick road surfaces. What’s more, the temperatures plunged to well below freezing and stayed that way for much of the week-long test drive. That meant the heated steering wheel, the heated front seats and the remote start all were used on a daily basis. A new eight-inch configurable navigation screen was standard on the Regal GS. And the car had the latest IntelliLink infotainment system with the capacity to hold 60 favorites, including radio stations, contacts, destinations, music and other

media. The instrument cluster was also new for 2014, with a high-resolution, 4.2-inch color display that delivered vehicle information, navigation, audio system functions, phone features and more. The interior was spacious, the car was quiet and the

materials were excellent. It was what you’d expect of the reinvigorated Buick. The Regal GS’ all-wheel-drive system had a 50-50 torque split and the wheels didn’t slip once under normal driving conditions. The system was capable of sending 90 percent of the car’s torque fore or aft. The GS is the sport package for the Buick Regal and it was more than just an appearance kit. It had three drive modes – Normal, Sport and GS. In the latter, the steering ratio changed, shift mapping quickened and damping was stiffened. The car had a unique front fascia with large vertical air intake slots. In the rear, the fascia had a pair of integrated trapezoidal exhausts. There were also rocker panel extensions

and a rear spoiler. The car was also lower than a normal Regal and it sported 19-inch alloy wheels. Restyled headlamps and a revised grille showed the revamped face of Regal. Wing-shaped LED tail lamps evoked Buick Enclave styling and gave the car a family look in the rear; not just at the waterfall grille. A new chrome accent that bridged the tail lamps enhanced the car’s wider stance. Brembo four piston calipers and larger rotors in the front bolstered braking power. A sophisticated suspension ensured that the Regal GS had a smooth ride, it handled bumps and undulating pavement with ease and the suspension reduced torque steer. The electronic power steering system was responsive, reaction to driver input was smart and it did have a little feedback. The test vehicle featured two option packages. The driver confidence package No. 1 featured a sensor that continuously computed the distance and the speed both of the vehicle in front and calculated whether there was enough stopping buick.com distance. It was coupled with forward collision alert that sounded once when morning rush hour traffic abruptly slowed to a crawl. There was also rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning that could be easily turned off and blind side alert. Adaptive cruise control and automatic collision preparation comprised package No. 2. A sunroof and white diamond coat paint were standalone options costing $1,000 and $995 respectively. The Regal AWD GS had a base price of $39,270. Add on the options and the freight charges and the sticker totaled $44,775. Frank S. Washington is editor of AboutThatCar.com.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Black Coffee

Soul Mate Discovered in Faith-Based Romantic Romp Film Review By Kam Williams Robert’s (Darrin Dewitt Henson) whole world collapses the day he’s fired from the business founded by his late father only to come home to an unsympathetic girlfriend (Erica Hubbard) who has decided to dump him because he can’t afford to take care of her. To add insult to injury, Mita drops the bomb that she’s been cheating on him with Nate (Josh Ventura), the guy who just terminated him. But the jilted housepainter isn’t down in the dumps for long, since he soon crosses paths with Morgan (Gabrielle Dennis), a gorgeous attorney he falls head-over-heels for at first sight. The available divorcee happens to be moving into a drab office that’s crying out for a makeover, a condition which conveniently dovetails with housepainter Robert’s need for a job. He closes the deal by offering the “pretty woman discount,” so it looks like clear sailing at first blush. Not so fast, Kemosabe, since the tired-andtrue modus operandi of the stock romantic comedy is to keep the leading man and woman apart until the very end when they disappear into the sunset together. Such is the case with Black Coffee, a pleasant, if predictable affair written and directed by Mark Harris (Black Butterfly). For, every time Robert and Morgan appear ready to take the relationship to a deeper level, a monkey wrench is thrown into the works, like the return of her ex-husband (Lamman Rucker) who wants to reconcile. Too bad much of the dialogue strains credulity here, such as Morgan’s cruel cross-examination of

Darrin Dewitt Henson and Erica Hubbard in “Black Coffee”

Robert when she asks whether he can read, why black people always have to talk while they’re working, and whether he’s a man of God. Of course, the perfect gentleman passes the test with flying colors, but isn’t there a less antagonistic method for a sister to find her soul mate? A pat, if unconvincing, romantic romp determined to march inexorably to an implausible, happily ever after finale, whether you like it or not.

Good (2 stars) Rated PG for mild epithets, sexual references and mature themes Running time: 85 minutes Distributor: RLJ Entertainment To see a trailer for Black Coffee, visit: http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnnfktqQ-eI

Jamesy Boy

Troubled Teen Transforms in True Tale of Redemption Film Review By Kam Williams James Burns (Spencer Lofranco) ended up behind bars in spite of his frustrated mother’s (Mary-Louise Parker) best efforts to keep him on the straight and narrow path. When he was 14, she took him down to the police station for a good talking to after she found a pistol in his

Spencer Lofranco and Mary-Louise Parker in “Jamesy Boy” possession. But that early intervention failed to scare the cocky juvenile straight, and he would join a street gang setting up shop in his suburban Denver neighborhood. Eventually, the law caught up with James and, tried as an adult, he was convicted of vandalism, robbery and assault before being shipped off to a maximum security penitentiary where he immediately found his manhood being challenged at every turn. He soon landed in trouble with a security guard (James Woods) for coming to the assistance of another newcomer (Ben Rosenfield) being picked on by a hardened con (Taboo) looking for trouble. And he was warned that continued fighting was likely to jeopardize his chances of getting off early for good behavior and being reunited with the girl of his dreams (Taissa Farmiga). James finally finds inspiration in an unlikely friendship forged with a fellow inmate (Ving Rhames) doing life for murder. Wise old Conrad takes the kid under his wing, convincing him to find another outlet for the aggressive urge to retaliate. “Keep writing,” he suggests upon learning of James’ love of poetry. “It doesn’t even matter if it’s good or not.” That is the pivotal plot development in {Jamesy Boy}, a fact-based tale of redemption marking the noteworthy directorial and scriptwriting debut of Trevor White. While the overcoming-the-odds biopic might not break any new ground in terms of the genre, it makes up in earnestness what it might lack in originality, thanks to a talented cast which includes veterans Ving Rhames, Mary-Louise Parker and James Woods as well as fresh faces Spencer Lofranco, Taissa Farmiga (Vera’s sister) and hip-hop star Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas. The picture’s postscript informs the audience that the real-life James Burns, now 25, lives in New York City where he studied poetry in college. A modern morality play about a young felon who, after paying his debt to society, left the slammer rehabilitated with more of a fondness for rhyme than robbery. Very Good (3 stars) Unrated Running time: 109 minutes Distributor: Phase 4 Films To see a trailer for Jamesy Boy, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ipQxlolqE0


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“The Lord says, forget what happened before, and do not think about the past. Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don’t you see it? I will make a road in the desert and rivers in the dry land” Isaiah 43:18-19. Many people make resolutions for the New Year and, within a matter of days, most resolutions become a fleeting thought, a forgotten memory filed away until the next year. Isaiah 43: 18-19 reminds us to forget what happened before and look at all things as new. Instead of making a resolution or promise to ourselves that will disappoint us when we don’t fulfill it, let’s just take it “one day at a time” and by evening, if we didn’t accomplish what we set out to do, we’ll start anew with the dawning of the new day. I just wonder how many victories we will achieve. I welcome challenging experiences, so when I realized I had left the address at home for the 60th birthday party for Walter “Butch” Felton at the Abingdon Fire Company’s firehouse in Harford County, I wasn’t concerned. After all, I was born in Harford County, I still have relatives in Aberdeen and Havre de Grace, and for years knew where Abingdon Road was—and remember, I have GPS. So I took I-95 north headed to Abingdon Road, and I put the location in the GPS. I thought it would give me the firehouse, but no such luck. I stopped at the Royal Farm store in Joppa for directions, and fortunately a customer sitting in his truck said, “I don’t know, but let me Google it.” Now why didn’t I think of that? It’s a good thing the party was at the firehouse. “It’s getting hot in here” cause “the roof, the roof, the roof was on fire.” It was “Saturday Night Fever”—a disco fever. The party people were dressed in the style of the ‘60s and ‘70s with bell bottom pants, bush wigs, afro sheen, peace medallions, bush combs and “The MACK Daddy” look. Walter and his wife Jayne were dressed in matching outfits, sitting in authentic high-back wicker chairs. The Habit Band, with Calvin Porter on guitar, vocalist Angela Adams and other band members, kept us dancing oldschool moves including the “Soul Train” line. “We’re having a party”` Sarah and George’s annual black tie winter party at their palatial Eutaw Street mansion took on a new twist when guests were asked to celebrate Victor Holliday’s retirement. Guests arrived with gifts and bottles of champagne to toast this quintessential gentleman. “It’s your birthday make some noise” James “Big Lou” Lewis, Jo Lewis, The Place owner, Ann Winder, Dr. Charles Towns, David Holliday, Commissioner Wendell “Pete” France, Dr. Vallen Emery, Ryan McNeil and my sister Cheryl Johnson. “I was born in a city they called it the windy city because of the hawk the almighty

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LEGAL NOTICES BOARD OF LIQUORLICENSE COMMISSIONERS FOR BALTIMORE CITY NOTICE Petitions have been filed by the following applicants for licenses to sell alcoholic beverages at the premises set opposite their respective names. The real property for these applications will be posted on Monday, January 13, 2014. Written protests concerning any application will be accepted until and including the time of the hearing. Public hearings will be held after January 31, 2014. Interested parties should contact the office of the Board, 231 E. Baltimore Street, 6th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 or by calling (410) 396-4380 to determine the exact time and date that a particular application will be considered by the Board. Written protests will be acknowledged by the Board and such protestants will be notified as to the date, time and place of the hearing. 1. CLASS “A” BEER, WINE & LIQUOR LICENSE Thin Blue Smoke, LLC. Transfer of ownership Theo Devine & Charles Davis Farooq Venturs, Inc. Transfer of ownership Tahir Farooq

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CERTIFICATION OF PUBLICATION CITY OF BALTIMOREOFFICE OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS PUBLIC NOTICE PROJECT 1199, SCADA/DCS MASTER PLAN FOR THE BUREAU OF WATER AND WASTEWATER The City of Baltimore Office of Boards and Commissions has been requested by the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Water & Wastewater to certify the qualifications of Environmental Engineering firms to provide On-Call Environmental Engineering Service for the Bureau. One (1) firm will be selected to develop a unified SCADA/DCS Master Plan for the Bureau of Water and Wastewater. Master Planning for SCADA/DCS will include but not limited: * SCADA Best Practices and Industry Trends * SCADA Master Planning * Migration planning for legacy system Bureau wide for the utility The Firms interested in providing these services must demonstrate and document: 1. Experience & knowledge in planning of Managing SCADA as a Critical Asset 2.Experience & knowledge of SCADA/DCS architecture to meet the needs of utility operations 3.Experience & knowledge in creating the data driven utility and effectively traveling the automation maturity curve 4.Experience & knowledge in building the standards based SCADA system and methodology to engage the organization working sections (water, wastewater and storm water) 5.Experience & knowledge in defining the program primary strategic focus areas 6.Familiarity with Federal, Maryland and local government regulatory requirements 7.Experience with water, wastewater and storm water distribution/ collecting systems 8.Rapid deployment of personnel in the appropriate discipline required for specific tasks and timely completion of the assignment(s) 9.Overall team approach with Minority/Women Business Enterprises The services will include review for available information, investigation, feasibility and preliminary cost estimates. One (1) firm will be selected to perform subject project. The estimated cost of these services is $1,000,000. The services would be for a 12 month period. If you have any questions regarding the scope of this project, please contact Mrs. Larisa Feldsher at 410-396-7300 or e-mail at larisa.feldsher@ baltimorecity.gov Firms interested in submitting a proposal for this Project, shall address a Letter of Interest to the Office of Boards and Commissions, 3000 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215; EMAIL: OBC.Consultants@baltimorecity.gov. Since these letters are utilized to assist small minority and women business enterprises in identifying potential teaming partners, the letter should be submitted within five (5) days of the date of the project´s advertisement. The letter should contain a contact person. Failure to submit a letter of Interest will not disqualify a firm submitting a proposal for the project. Each prime consultant applying for this project will be required to complete and submit an original Federal Form 255 along with five (5) copies, to the Office of Boards and Commissions. The Federal Form 255 and the five copies must be submitted on or before 12:00 (noon) on February 6, 2014, Submittals may not be accepted after this deadline. Prequalification requirement All architectural, engineering and surveying firms listed in the specific proposal for the Project must be prequalified by the Office of Boards and Commissions for each applicable discipline at the time of submittal for the Project. Information regarding the prequalification process can be obtained by calling the Office of Boards and Commissions on 410.396.6883. Insurance Requirements The consultant selected for the award of this project shall provide professional liability, auto liability, and general liability and workers ´ compensation insurances as required by the City of Baltimore. MBE/WBE Requirements It is policy of the City of Baltimore to promote equal business opportunity in the City´s contracting process. Pursuant to Article 5, subtitle 28 of the Baltimore City Code (2000 Edition) - Minority and Women´s Business Program, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women´s Business Enterprise (WBE) participation goals apply to this contract. The MBE goal is 27% The WBE goal is 10%

Both the proposed Minority and Women´s Business Enterprise firms must be named and identified as an MBE or WBE within Item 6 of the Standard TYPESET: Janin14the 15:30:33 2014 for identifying outside key Form (SF)Tue 255 spacesEST provided een re- consultants/associates anticipated for utilization for this project. tewater OFproper PUBLICATION provide Any submittal thatCERTIFICATION does not include the MBE/WBE (in some instance CITY OF BALTIMORE firm will DBE) participation will be disapproved for further consideration for this OFFICE OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ureau of project. PUBLIC NOTICE Verifying Certification PROJECT 1207R Each firm submitting a SF 255 for consideration for a project is responsible SERVICES FORto THE forOWNER verifyingADVISOR that all MBEs and WBEs be CITY´S utilized ALTERNATIVE on the project are PROJECT DELIVERY PROGRAM certified by CAPITAL the Minority and Women´s Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO) prior to submitting the proposal. A directory of certified MBEs of Baltimore Office Boards and Commissions been reate and The andCity WBEs is available fromofMWBOO. Since changes to has the directory quested the Department of Public SF Works, Bureau of Water Wastewater occurs by daily, firms submitting 255s should call &MWBOO at to410-396-4355 certify the qualifications of engineering firms to provide planning, ento verify certification, expiration dates and services that the design, permitting, and construction support, as well as general Critical gineering MBE/WBE is certified to provide. operational, technical, and administrative assistance to the Bureau. The contract will be for a period of four years. e needs study/design Non-Affiliation

(1)submitting firm will be selected may to perform ectively One A firm a proposal not usesubject an MBEdesign. or WBE to meet a contract goal if: system The successful firms (prime and subs) for this program will be ineligible for design(s) while acting interest as the Owner´s Advisor due to the conflicts in (water, the 1.The firm has a financial in the MBE of WBE. interest. 2.The firm has an interest in the ownership or control of the MBE or WBE. ic focus 3.The firm is significantly involved in the operation of the MBE or WBE The Firms interested in providing these services must demonstrate and (Article 5, Subtitle 28-41). gulatory document: 1.Manpower availability for prime consultant and his subs for this project; Local law Hiring bution/ 2.Experience in providing Owner Advisor Program Management services for large5, ($250 Million-$500 civil/utilities projects, preferably Article Subtitle 27 of theMillion) Baltimore City Code, as amended (therelating Local waterLaw) andand wastewater treatment facilities; distribution utilities; uired for toHiring its rules and regulations apply towater contracts and agreements storm water wastewater collection systems; development executed byand the City on or after the Local Hiring Law´s effectiveand dateimof plementation of2013 performance criteria that facilitates Alternative Project es December 23, which is applicable to all vendors.an The Local Hiring Law Delivery planning and selection process; applies to every contract for more than $300,000 made by the City, or on its andperson. expertise in economizing the cost of capital project igation, 3.Experience behalf, with any It also applies to every agreement authorizing delivery without sacrificing design quality and schedules; assistance valued at morethe than $5,000,000 to a construction City-subsidized project. 4.Experience and expertise inforestablishing design and construction Please visit www.oedworks.com detailed on the requirements of the law. ted cost schedules; in establishing a capital project budget; 2 month 5.Experience Additional Information 6.Experience in the preparation of Design-Build Request for Proposal; 7.Experience in the as evaluation Design-Build in A firm submitting a primeofconsultant thatProposals;8.Experience fails to comply with the of construction under a 28 Design-Build contract determine contact evaluation requirements of Article 5, Subtitle of the Baltimore CitytoCode when the performance dsher@ adherence executing to a contract is subjectcriteria; to the following penalties; suspension of a 9.Experience and knowledge withdecision Federal,of State and Local Regulations & contract; withholding of funds; contract based on material Permits breach;requirements; disqualification as a consultant from eligibility to provide services to the to effort of multi-disciplined design team including dress a 10.Ability the City to forcoordinate a period not exceed 3 years; and payment for damages and by WBE; uid Park MBE incurred the City. city.gov. services available information, investigation, usiness The A resume for will eachinclude person review listed asfor key personnel and/or specialist, includdesign, construction preparation, shop ould be feasibility, ing thosecost fromestimates, MBE and WBE must be showndocument on the page provided within review and consultation during construction. ent. The drawings the application. Interest The estimate cost for services per one year. of and this Please be advised that for the $1,500,000 purpose of reviewing priceDuration proposals project willthe be City fourofBaltimore years with Baltimore City of Baltimore rights to extend invoices, defines a principal of a firm as follows: omplete this project for two more years. s, to the A principal is any individual owning 5% or more of the outstanding stock of youentity, have any questions regarding the scope thismore project, please contact the five Ifan a partner of a partnership, a 5%ofor shareholder of a Larisa Feldsher at 410-396-7300 or owner. e-mail at larisa.feldsher@ 6, 2014, Mrs. sub-chapter ´S´ Corporation, or an individual baltimorecity.gov Out-of-State Corporations must identify their corporate resident agent Firms in submitting a proposal for this Project, shall address a withininterested the application. Letter of Interest to the Office of Boards and Commissions, 3000 Druid Park MDfor21215; faxproject - (410)if625-4667. these specific Drive FirmsFirst will Floor, not beBaltimore, considered specific they applySince as both a are utilized to assist minority and women business enterprises rds and letters sub-consultant and prime small consultant. l for the in identifying potential teaming partners, the letter should be submitted five (5) days theproject date of the project´s advertisement. The letter btained within The applications forofthis (Form 255) cannot be supplemented with should contain ainformation contact person. to submit a letter of Interest will not . any additional suchFailure as graphs, photographs, organizational disqualify a firm submitting a proposal the project. charts, etc. Applications should not befor bound. Applications should simply be stapled in the upper left-hand-corner. Cover sheets should not be Each primeInclusion consultant applying for thismaterial project will required to complete included. and/or additional willbe result in the applicant submit an original Form 255 along with five (5) copies, to the de pro- and being disqualified fromFederal consideration for this Project. ´ com- Office of Boards and Commissions. The Federal Form 255 and the five copies be submitted onof or this before 12:00 (noon)oronthe February 7, 2014. Failuremust to follow directions advertisement application may Submittals may not be of accepted after this deadline. cause disqualification the submittal.

Prequalification requirement tunity in All architectural, engineering and surveying firms listed in the specific beKumasiVines prequalified by the Office of Boards and 8 of the proposal for the Project mustMr. usiness Commissions for each applicable discipline at the time of submittal for the Project. Information regarding the prequalification process can be obtained by calling the Office of Boards and Commissions on 410.396.6883.

Firms will not be considered for specific project if they apply as both a sub-consultant and prime consultant.

The applications for this project (Form 255) cannot be supplemented with any additional information such as graphs, photographs, organizational charts,-etc. Applications should not be bound. Applications should simply January 18, 2014 January 24, 2014 The Afro-American Prequalification requirement be stapled in the upper left-hand-corner. Cover sheets should not be All architectural, engineering and surveying firms listed in the specific included. Inclusion and/or additional material will result in the applicant LEGAL NOTICESby the Office of Boards and being disqualified from consideration LEGAL NOTICES proposal for the Project must be prequalified for this Project. Commissions for each applicable discipline at the time of submittal for the Program, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women´s Business Executive Secretary Project. Information regarding goals the prequalification process can be obtained Failure to follow directions of this advertisement or the application may Enterprise (WBE) participation apply to this contract. by calling the Office of Boards and Commissions on 410.396.6883. cause disqualification of the submittal. The MBE goal is 6, 27% Issue of: January 2014 Insurance Requirements Mr. Kumasi Vines The WBE goal is 10% The Sun TheBaltimore consultant selected for the award of this project shall provide proExecutive Secretary The Daily Record fessional liability, Minority auto liability, and general liabilityEnterprise and workers comBoth the proposed and Women´s Business firms´ must The Afro-American pensation insurances Citywithin of Baltimore. Issue of: 01/14/14 be named and identifiedasasrequired an MBEbyorthe WBE Item 6 of the Standard The Baltimore Times The Baltimore Sun TYPESET: Tue 2014 for identifying outside key Form (SF)MarketPlace 255Jan in 14 the15:30:33 spaces EST provided eMaryland MBE/WBE Requirements The Daily Record consultants/associates anticipated for utilization for this project. The Afro-American It is policy of the City of Baltimore to promote equal business opportunity in the City´s contracting process. Pursuant to Article 5, subtitle 28 of the The Baltimore TYPESET: TueTimes Jan 14(2000 16:00:15 EST- 2014 Baltimore City Code Edition) Minority and Women´s Business CERTIFICATION PUBLICATION Any submittal that does not include theOF proper MBE/WBE (in some instance eMaryland MarketPlace Program, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women´s Business OF BALTIMORE DBE) participation will beCITY disapproved for further consideration for this Enterprise (WBE) participation goals apply to this contract. OFFICE OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS project. CERTIFICATION OF PUBLICATION PUBLIC NOTICE The MBE goal is 20% Verifying Certification CITY OF BALTIMORE The WBE goal is 14% PROJECT 1207R OFFICE OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS Each firm submitting a SF 255 for consideration for a project is responsible PUBLIC NOTICE Both the proposed Minority and Women´s Business Enterprise firms must OWNER that ADVISOR SERVICES FORtoTHE CITY´S on ALTERNATIVE for verifying all MBEs and WBEs be utilized the project are 1200within Item 6 of the Standard be named and identified as anPROJECT MBE or WBE CAPITAL DELIVERY PROGRAM certified by the MinorityPROJECT and Women´s Business Opportunity Office Form (SF) 255 in the spaces provided for identifying outside key (MWBOO) prior to submitting the proposal. A directory of certified MBEs The WBEs City of isBaltimore Boards Since and Commissions has directory been re- consultants/associates anticipated for utilization for this project. and availableOffice from of MWBOO. changes to the DEVELOPMENT AND STAFFING OF PLANNING AND PROJECT CONquested daily, by the Department of PublicSF Works, Bureau of Water Wastewater occurs firms submitting 255s should call &MWBOO at TROLthat OFFICE FOR DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC does not include the proper MBE/WBE (inWORKS some instance to certify the qualifications of engineering firms to provide planning, en- Any submittal 410-396-4355 to verify certification, expiration dates and services that the gineering design, permitting, and construction support, as well as general DBE) participation will be disapproved for further consideration for this MBE/WBE is certified to provide. The City of Baltimore Office of Boards and Commissions has been reoperational, technical, and administrative assistance to the Bureau. The project. quested by the Department of Public Works to certify the qualification of study/design contract will be for a period of four years. Non-Affiliation consultingCertification engineering firms to provide Planning and Project Control SerVerifying vices.firm These servicesa will address various planning, scheduling, document Each submitting SF 255 for consideration for a project is responsible firm will be selectedmay to perform AOne firm(1) submitting a proposal not use subject an MBEdesign. or WBE to meet a contract management, invoicing, project controls, tracking, for verifying that all MBEs and WBEs to project be utilized on thetraining, project claim are goal if: reviews etc. related to DPW including design and construction by the Minority andactivities Women´s Business Opportunity Office The successful firms (prime and subs) for this program will be ineligible for certified projects forprior Bureau of Water and Bureau of Solid Waste. to submitting the Wastewater proposal. A and directory of certified MBEs the design(s) actinginterest as the inOwner´s due to the conflicts in (MWBOO) 1.The firm haswhile a financial the MBEAdvisor of WBE. and WBEs is available from MWBOO. Since changes to the directory interest. 2.The firm has an interest in the ownership or control of the MBE or WBE. The firms interested providing these services mustcall demonstrate occurs daily, firms in submitting SF 255s should MWBOO and at 3.The firm is significantly involved in the operation of the MBE or WBE document: to verify certification, expiration dates and services that the The Firms interested in providing these services must demonstrate and 410-396-4355 (Article 5, Subtitle 28-41). MBE/WBE is certified to provide. document: * Experience in providing planning and project control services for large 1.Manpower availability for prime consultant and his subs for this project; Local law Hiring public works programs related to Public Works projects including water and 2.Experience in providing Owner Advisor Program Management services Non-Affiliation wastewater and a solid waste. A firm submitting proposal may not use an MBE or WBE to meet a contract for large Million-$500 civil/utilities projects, preferably Article 5,($250 Subtitle 27 of the Million) Baltimore City Code, as amended (therelating Local * Experience in the installation and initial set up of Contract Management 14 if: to water and facilities; water distribution utilities; goal Hiring Law) andwastewater its rules andtreatment regulations apply to contracts and agreements (CM14) and Primavera P6interest including troubleshooting 1.The firm has a financial in the MBE of WBE.and customized report storm water andCity wastewater collection development executed by the on or after the Localsystems; Hiring Law´s effective and dateimof development. 2.The firm has an interest in the ownership or control of the MBE or WBE. plementation performance criteria that facilitates Alternative Project December 23,of 2013 which is applicable to all vendors.an The Local Hiring Law * Experience with design and construction project workflow processes for 3.The firm is significantly involved in the operation of the MBE or WBE Deliverytoplanning and selection applies every contract for moreprocess; than $300,000 made by the City, or on its large Public Works28-41). Programs. 5, Subtitle 3.Experience and expertise in economizing the agreement cost of capital project (Article behalf, with any person. It also applies to every authorizing * Experience in preparing project schedules using Primavera P6 EPPM delivery without sacrificing quality to and schedules; assistance valued at more the thandesign $5,000,000 a construction City-subsidized project. including Local lawcreating, Hiring updating cost, resource loading, reporting and linking to 4.Experience and expertise inforestablishing design and construction Please visit www.oedworks.com detailed on the requirements of the law. CM 145, for projects various stages design from conception Article Subtitle 27 ofinthe Baltimore City of Code, as amended (the Localto schedules; construction. Hiring Law) and its rules and regulations apply to contracts and agreements 5.Experience in establishing a capital project budget; Additional Information * Experience in document control forHiring all documents using Primavera executed by the City on or after system the Local Law´s effective date of 6.Experience in the preparation of Design-Build Request for Proposal; P6 and CM23, 142013 including submittal, review comments, schedules, which design is applicable to all vendors. The Local Hiring Law in theasevaluation Design-Build in December A7.Experience firm submitting a prime of consultant that Proposals;8.Experience fails to comply with the RFI´s, as-built construction submittals, invoices etc. applies to everydrawings, contract for more than $300,000 made by the City, or on its evaluation of of construction under a28Design-Build contract determine requirements Article 5, Subtitle of the Baltimore City toCode when * Experience in the training andapplies technical support for administrators and behalf, with any person. It of also to every agreement authorizing adherenceato the performance criteria; executing contract is subject to the following penalties; suspension of a end users of CM14and P6. than $5,000,000 to a City-subsidized project. valued at more 9.Experience and knowledge with Federal,ofState and Local contract; withholding of funds; decision contract basedRegulations on material& assistance * Experience in developing customized reports using BI Publisher Please visit www.oedworks.com for detailed on the requirements offor theCM law.14 Permitsdisqualification requirements; as a consultant from eligibility to provide services to breach; and P6. 10.Ability to a coordinate thetoeffort of multi-disciplined design team including the City for period not exceed 3 years; and payment for damages * Experience in claim reviews for design and construction projects, espeAdditional Information MBE andbyWBE; incurred the City. cially the areas of and wastewater and solid A firminsubmitting aswater a prime consultant that fails waste. to comply with the * Experience inofthe coordination of a28 multi-disciplined team including Minorrequirements Article 5, Subtitle of the Baltimore City Code when services will include review investigation, AThe resume for each person listed asfor keyavailable personnelinformation, and/or specialist, includity and Women Business and penalties; demonstrated manpower a contract is subjectEnterprises to the following suspension of a feasibility, costMBE estimates, design, construction document preparation, shop executing ing those from and WBE must be shown on the page provided within availabilitywithholding to completeofthe project. contract; funds; decision of contract based on material drawings review and consultation during construction. the application. breach; disqualification as a consultant from eligibility to provide services to TheCity scope willtoinclude but3 not limited forofa services period not exceed years; andto:payment for damages The estimate cost for $1,500,000 per one year. this the Please be advised thatservices for the purpose of reviewing price Duration proposalsofand project will four years withdefines Baltimore City of Baltimore to extend incurred by the City. invoices, thebeCity ofBaltimore a principal of a firm asrights follows: * Installation and initial set up of CM14, P6 and BI Publisher including the this project for two more years. troubleshooting, of listed document systems, reportincluddesign A resume for eachsetup person as keymanagement personnel and/or specialist, A principal is any individual owning 5% or more of the outstanding stock of andthose generation, development of metrics, etc. on the page provided within ing from MBE and WBE must be shown If you haveaany questions the scope project, please contact an entity, partner of aregarding partnership, a 5%oforthis more shareholder of a * Populate CM 14 models with all current and future Department of Public application. Mrs. Larisa ´S´ Feldsher at 410-396-7300 orowner. e-mail at larisa.feldsher@ the sub-chapter Corporation, or an individual Works projects. baltimorecity.gov * Creating updating project schedules customized andand look Please be and advised that for the purpose of and reviewing price reports proposals Out-of-State Corporations must identify their corporate resident agent ahead schedules. the City of Baltimore defines a principal of a firm as follows: Firms the interested in submitting a proposal for this Project, shall address a invoices, within application. * Provide onsite training and support for CM14 and P6. Letter of Interest to the Office of Boards and Commissions, 3000 Druid Park * Provide and support staff on an as needed basis. A principalonsite is anysupervisory individual owning 5% or more of the outstanding stock of Drive First Floor, - (410)if 625-4667. these Firms will not be Baltimore, consideredMD for21215; specificfaxproject they applySince as both a * Provide review on an asaneeded entity, claim a partner ofsupport a partnership, 5% or basis. more shareholder of a letters are utilized assistconsultant. small minority and women business enterprises an sub-consultant andtoprime in identifying potential teaming partners, the letter should be submitted sub-chapter ´S´ Corporation, or an individual owner. DPW reserves the right to have a second interview with eligible consulting within five (5) days of the date (Form of the 255) project´s advertisement. The letter The applications for this project cannot be supplemented with firms. Corporations must identify their corporate resident agent should contain a contact person. to submit a letter of Interest will not Out-of-State any additional information such Failure as graphs, photographs, organizational within the application. disqualify firm submitting a proposal the project. charts, etc.a Applications should not be for bound. Applications should simply The agency intends to select 1 firm. The service would be for 2 years for a be stapled in the upper left-hand-corner. Cover sheets should not be fee notwillexceeding $3 million,forplus the option 3 additional not be considered specific project of if they apply asone-year both a Each prime consultant applying for thismaterial project will required complete Firms included. Inclusion and/or additional will be result in theto applicant extensions at $1.5 per year. and million prime consultant. and submit an original Federal Form for 255this along with five (5) copies, to the sub-consultant being disqualified from consideration Project. Office of Boards and Commissions. The Federal Form 255 and the five Should you havefor anythis questions regarding scope the Project, please The applications project (Form 255)the cannot beofsupplemented with copies must be submitted before 12:00 (noon) 7, 2014. Failure to follow directionsonoforthis advertisement oron theFebruary application may contact Mr.Gurminder Singh at (410) 396-5385 or by e-mailorganizational at Gurminder. any additional information such as graphs, photographs, Submittals may not beofaccepted after this deadline. cause disqualification the submittal. Singh@Baltimorecity.gov. charts, etc. Applications should not be bound. Applications should simply be stapled in the upper left-hand-corner. Cover sheets should not be Prequalification requirement Projects must comply with the 2006 edition of The for MateriInclusion and/or additional material willSpecifications result in the applicant All architectural, engineering and surveying firms listed in the specific included. als, Highway,Bridges, and Incidental Structures. City personnel will disqualified fromUtilities consideration for this Project. proposal for the Project must prequalified by the Office of Boards and being Mr.be KumasiVines utilize the City of Baltimore Guidelines for the Performance Evaluation of Commissions for each applicable discipline at the time of submittal for the Design Consultants and Construction Contractors for to follow directions of this advertisement or this the contract/project. application may Project. Information regarding the prequalification process can be obtained Failure cause disqualification of the submittal. by calling the Office of Boards and Commissions on 410.396.6883. Firms interested in submitting a proposal for this Project, shall address a Letter of Interest to the Office of Boards and Commissions, Druid Park Mr.3000 Kumasi Vines Insurance Requirements Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 (EMAIL: OBC.Consultants@ The consultant selected for the award of this project shall provide proExecutive Secretary baltimorecity.gov). Since these letters are utilized to assist small minority fessional liability, auto liability, and general liability and workers ´ comand women business enterprises in identifying potential teaming partners, pensation insurances as required by the City of Baltimore. Issue of: 01/14/14 the letter should be submitted within five (5) days of the date of the project´s The Baltimore Sun advertisement. The letter should contain a contact person. Failure to submit MBE/WBE Requirements The Daily Record a letter of Interest will not disqualify a firm submitting a proposal for the It is policy of the City of Baltimore to promote equal business opportunity in the City´s contracting process. Pursuant to Article 5, subtitle 28 of the project. TYPESET: Tue Jan 14 16:00:15 EST 2014 Baltimore City Code (2000 Edition) - Minority and Women´s Business Program, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women´s Business Each prime consultant applying for this Project will be required to complete and submit an original Federal Form 255, along with five (5) copies, to the Enterprise (WBE) participation goals apply to this contract. CERTIFICATION OF PUBLICATION Office of Boards and Commissions.The Federal Form 255 and the five copies must be submitted on or before 12:00 P.M. (Noon) on February 10, The MBE goal is 20% 2014. Submittals may not be accepted after this deadline. The WBE goal is 14% CITY OF BALTIMORE OFFICE OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS NOTICE Both the proposed MinorityPUBLIC and Women´s Business Enterprise firms must Prequalification Requirement be named and identified as PROJECT an MBE or 1200 WBE within Item 6 of the Standard Form (SF) 255 in the spaces provided for identifying outside key All architectural, engineering, and surveying firms listed in the specific proposal for the Project must be prequalified by the Office of Boards and consultants/associates anticipated for utilization for this project. DEVELOPMENT AND STAFFING OF PLANNING AND PROJECT CON- Commissions for each applicable discipline at time of submittal for this TROL OFFICE DEPARTMENT PUBLIC (in WORKS Any submittal that doesFOR not include the properOF MBE/WBE some instance Project. Information regarding the prequalification process can be obtained DBE) participation will be disapproved for further consideration for this by calling the Office of Boards and Commissions on 410.396.6883. The City of Baltimore Office of Boards and Commissions has been reproject. quested by the Department of Public Works to certify the qualification of Insurance Requirements consulting Verifying engineering Certificationfirms to provide Planning and Project Control Services. services will planning, document The consultant selected for the award of this project shall provide proEachThese firm submitting a SFaddress 255 forvarious consideration for scheduling, a project is responsible management, invoicing, project tracking, claim for verifying that all MBEs andcontrols, WBEs toproject be utilized on training, the project are fessional liability, auto liability, and general liability and workers ´ comreviews to DPWand activities including designOpportunity and construction certifiedetc. by related the Minority Women´s Business Office pensation insurance as required by the City of Baltimore. projects for Bureau Water andthe Wastewater and Bureauof of certified Solid Waste. (MWBOO) prior toof submitting proposal. A directory MBEs and WBEs is available from MWBOO. Since changes to the directory MBE/WBE Requirements The firms interested in providing these services must demonstrate andat occurs daily, firms submitting SF 255s should call MWBOO document: 410-396-4355 to verify certification, expiration dates and services that the It is the policy of the City of Baltimore to promote equal business opportunity in the City´s contracting process. Pursuant to Article 5, Subtitle 28 of MBE/WBE is certified to provide. * Experience in providing planning and project control services for large Baltimore City Code (2000 Edition) -Minority and Women´s Business Propublic works programs related to Public Works projects including water and gram, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women´s Business EnterNon-Affiliation wastewater and solid waste. may not use an MBE or WBE to meet a contract prise (WBE) participation goals apply to this contract. A firm submitting a proposal * goal Experience in the installation and initial set up of Contract Management 14 if: (CM14) andhas Primavera P6 including and customized report The MBE goal is 10% 1.The firm a financial interest introubleshooting the MBE of WBE. development. 2.The firm has an interest in the ownership or control of the MBE or WBE. The WBE goal is 3% * 3.The Experience design and construction workflow for firm iswith significantly involved in the project operation of theprocesses MBE or WBE large Public Works 28-41). Programs. Both the proposed Minority and Women´s Business Enterprise firms must (Article 5, Subtitle * Experience in preparing project schedules using Primavera P6 EPPM be named and identified as an MBE or WBE within Item 6 of the Standard including creating, Local law Hiring updating cost, resource loading, reporting and linking to Form (SF) 255 in the spaces provided for identifying outside key CM 14 5, forSubtitle projects various stages of Code, designasfrom conception to consultants/associates anticipated for utilization for this project Article 27 in of the Baltimore City amended (the Local construction. Hiring Law) and its rules and regulations apply to contracts and agreements * executed Experience document for allHiring documents Primavera byinthe City oncontrol or aftersystem the Local Law´susing effective date of .Any submittals that do not include the proper MBE/WBE (in some inP6 and CM 23, 14 2013 including design submittal, comments, December which is applicable to allreview vendors. The Localschedules, Hiring Law stances DBE) participation will be disapproved for further consideration for RFI´s, as-built drawings, applies to every contractconstruction for more thansubmittals, $300,000 invoices made by etc. the City, or on its this project. * behalf, Experience theperson. training Itofalso and technical for administrators and with in any applies tosupport every agreement authorizing end users of valued CM14and P6. than $5,000,000 to a City-subsidized project. Verifying Certification assistance at more * Please Experience in developing customized reportsonusing BI Publisher for CMlaw. 14 visit www.oedworks.com for detailed the requirements of the and P6. Each firm submitting a SF 255 for consideration for a project is responsible * Additional ExperienceInformation in claim reviews for design and construction projects, espe- for verifying that all MBEs and WBEs to be utilized on the project are cially in the areas of as water and wastewater A firm submitting a prime consultantand thatsolid failswaste. to comply with the certified by the Minority and Women´s Business Opportunity Office * requirements Experience in the coordination of a multi-disciplined team including of Article 5, Subtitle 28 of the Baltimore City CodeMinorwhen (MWBOO) prior to submitting the proposal. A directory of certified MBEs ity and Women Business Enterprises and demonstrated manpower executing a contract is subject to the following penalties; suspension of a and WBEs is available from MWBOO. Since changes to the directory occur availability to complete the project.decision of contract based on material daily, firms submitting SF 255s should call MWBOO at (410) 396-4355 to contract; withholding of funds; breach; disqualification as a consultant from eligibility to provide services to verify certification, expiration dates and services that the MBE or WBE is The of a services but not limitedand to: payment for damages certified to provide. the scope City for period will not include to exceed 3 years; incurred by the City. * Installation and initial set up of CM14, P6 and BI Publisher including the Non-Affiliation troubleshooting, setup of document management systems, report design A resume for each person listed as key personnel and/or specialist, includand development metrics, etc. on the page provided within A firm submitting a proposal may not use an MBE or WBE to meet a contract ing generation, those from MBE and WBEofmust be shown * the Populate CM 14 models with all current and future Department of Public goal if: application. Works projects. * Please Creatingbeand updating and customized reports and look advised thatproject for theschedules purpose of reviewing price proposals and 1. The firm has a financial interest in the MBE or WBE ahead schedules. 2. The firm has an interest in the ownership or control of the MBE or WBE 3. invoices, the City of Baltimore defines a principal of a firm as follows: * Provide onsite training and support for CM14 and P6. The firm is significantly involved in the operation of the MBE or WBE(Article * AProvide onsite supervisory and support onof anthe asoutstanding needed basis. principal is any individual owning 5% orstaff more stock of 5, Subtitle 28-41). * an Provide review of support on an as needed basis. entity,claim a partner a partnership, a 5% or more shareholder of a Local law Hiring sub-chapter ´S´ Corporation, or an individual owner. DPW reserves the right to have a second interview with eligible consulting firms. Out-of-State Corporations must identify their corporate resident agent Article 5, Subtitle 27 of the Baltimore City Code, as amended (the Local Hiring Law) and its rules and regulations apply to contracts and agreements within the application. The agency intends to select 1 firm. The service would be for 2 years for a executed by the City on or after the Local Hiring Law´s effective date of fee not will exceeding $3 million, for plusspecific the option of if3 they additional Firms not be considered project apply one-year as both a December 23, 2013 which is applicable to all vendors. The Local Hiring Law extensions at $1.5 million year. applies to every contract for more than $300,000 made by the City, or on its sub-consultant and primeper consultant. behalf, with any person. It also applies to every agreement authorizing Should you have any questions thecannot scope of Project, please The applications for this projectregarding (Form 255) bethe supplemented with assistance valued at more than $5,000,000 to a City-subsidized project. contact Mr.Gurminder Singh such at (410) or by e-mail at Gurminder. Please visit www.oedworks.com for detailed on the requirements of the law. any additional information as 396-5385 graphs, photographs, organizational Singh@Baltimorecity.gov. charts, etc. Applications should not be bound. Applications should simply be stapled in the upper left-hand-corner. Cover sheets should not be Additional Information Projects must complyand/or with theadditional 2006 edition of Thewill Specifications forapplicant Materiincluded. Inclusion material result in the als, Highway,Bridges, Utilities and Incidental being disqualified from consideration for thisStructures. Project. 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It plans also applies to every agreement authorizing instrumentation engineering and specifications; 2.The firm has an interest in the ownership or control of the MBE or WBE. please 7.Experience assistance valued at more than $5,000,000 to a City-subsidized project. 3.The firm is significantly involved in the operation of the MBE or WBE and knowledge in public participation; minder. 8.Experience Please visit www.oedworks.com for detailed the requirements of theand law. (Article 5, Subtitle 28-41). LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES and knowledge in the review ofonsecurity systems plans specifications; Additional Information 9.Experience and knowledge with Federal, State and Local Regulations & Local law Hiring Materi- Permits requirements; nnel will 10.Ability A firm submitting as the a prime consultant that fails to comply with the Article 5, Subtitle 27 of the Baltimore City Code, as amended (the Local to coordinate effort of multi-disciplined design team including ation of MBE requirements and WBEof Article 5,Subtitle 28 of Baltimore City Code when executing Hiring Law) and its rules and regulations apply to contracts and agreements roject. a contract is subject to the following penalties: suspension of a contract; executed by the City on or after the Local Hiring Law´s effective date of withholding on material breach; December 23, 2013 which is applicable to all vendors. The Local Hiring Law The services of willfunds; includerecision review of for contract availablebased information, investigation, dress a feasibility, disqualification as a consultant eligibility document to provide services to the City applies to every contract for more than $300,000 made by the City, or on its cost estimates, design,from construction preparation, shop uid Park drawings for a period not to exceed 2 years;during and payment for damages incurred by the behalf, with any person. It also applies to every agreement authorizing review and consultation construction. nts@ City. assistance valued at more than $5,000,000 to a City-subsidized project. minority The estimate cost for services $1,600,000 per year. The duration of this Please visit www.oedworks.com for detailed on the requirements of the law. artners, project A resume for four eachyears. person listed personnel and/or specialist, includwill be The Cityas of key Baltimore reserves the right to extend roject´s this ingproject those from MBE andyears. WBE must be shown on the page provided within Additional Information for two more submit the application. for the If you have any questions regarding the scope of this project, please contact A firm submitting as a prime consultant that fails to comply with the Please be advised thatatfor410-396-7300 the purpose oforreviewing proposals and requirements of Article 5, Subtitle 28 of the Baltimore City Code when Mrs. Larisa Feldsher e-mail atprice larisa.feldsher@ invoices, the City ofBaltimore defines a principal of a firm as follows: baltimorecity.gov executing a contract is subject to the following penalties; suspension of a omplete contract; withholding of funds; decision of contract based on material Firms interested in submitting a proposal for this Project, shall address a breach; disqualification as a consultant from eligibility to provide services to Letter of Interest to the Office of Boards and Commissions, 3000 Druid Park the City for a period not to exceed 3 years; and payment for damages Drive First Floor, Baltimore, MD 21215; EMAIL: OBC.Consultants@ incurred by the City. baltimorecity.gov. Since these letters are utilized to assist small minority and women business enterprises in identifying potential teaming partners, A resume for each person listed as key personnel and/or specialist, includthe letter should be submitted within five (5) days of the date of the project´s ing those from MBE and WBE must be shown on the page provided within advertisement. The letter should contain a contact person. Failure to submit the application. a letter of Interest will not disqualify a firm submitting a proposal for the project. Please be advised that for the purpose of reviewing price proposals and invoices, the City ofBaltimore defines a principal of a firm as follows: Each prime consultant applying for this project will be required to complete and submit an original Federal Form 255 along with five (5) copies, to the A principal is any individual owning 5% or more of the outstanding stock of Office of Boards and Commissions. The Federal Form 255 and the five an entity, a partner of a partnership, a 5% or more shareholder of a copies must be submitted on or before 12:00 (noon) on February 7, 2014. sub-chapter ´S´ Corporation, or an individual owner. Submittals may not be accepted after this deadline. Out-of-State Corporations must identify their corporate resident agent Prequalification requirement within the application.

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT NO. TR12317, FAP NO. STP-3057(6) N; SHA NO. BC 410005; CENTRAL AVENUE STREETSCAPE AND HARBOR POINT CONNECTOR BRIDGE (DESIGN BUILD) NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (SOQ), for the Step 1: Request for Qualifications (RFQ), for the project listed below will be received by The Baltimore City Department of Transportation, Contract Administration/Civil Rights Division, Fifth Floor room 536 located at 417 E. Fayette, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 until 12 Noon on the date specified below. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) hereby notifies all proposers that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response to this notice and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are encouraged to respond to this solicitation. On Federally assisted projects, the proposer´s attention is called to the Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246) which is a part of the contract proposal. All of these activities shall be done in accordance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended. It is the goal of BCDOT that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises participate in all Federal Aid contracts, as applicable. Each contract will contain a specific participation goal. Deadline for Statement of Qualifications: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Both the proposed Minority and Women´s Business Enterprise firms must be named and identified as an MBE or WBE within Item 6 of the Standard Form (SF) 255 in the spaces provided for identifying outside key consultants/associates anticipated for utilization for this project. Any submittal that does not include the proper MBE/WBE (in some instance DBE) participation will be disapproved for further consideration for this project.

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at the Charles L. Benton Building, 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 416, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202.

Estimated construction cost: Range $5,000,000 to $6,000,000.

Verifying Certification

HABC has established a minimum goal of twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar amount of the proposed contract for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) utilization, applicable to all minority and non-minority businesses proposing to provide the requested services as the prime contractor. No goal has been established for participation of Women-owned businesses (WBEs), however, HABC strongly encourages and affirmatively promotes the use of WBEs in all HABC contracts.

City Hall 401 East Main Street Fruitland, Maryland 21826

Responders shall also comply with all applicable requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, 12 U.S.C. Section 1701u.

George, Miles & Buhr, LLC 206 West Main Street Salisbury, Maryland 21801

The IFB may be obtained on or after Monday, January 27, 2014, at the following location:

McGraw-Hill Dodge MHC Plan Room 8501 LaSalle Road Suite 304 Towson, MD 21286

Insurance Requirements TYPESET: Tueselected Jan 14 16:19:21 EST 2014 The consultant for the award of this project shall provide professional liability, auto liability, and general liability and workers ´ compensation insurance´s as required by the City of Baltimore. CERTIFICATION OF PUBLICATION MBE/WBE Requirements CITY OF BALTIMORE It is policy of the City of Baltimore to promote equal business opportunity in OFFICEprocess. OF BOARDS ANDtoCOMMISSIONS the City´s contracting Pursuant Article 5, subtitle 28 of the PUBLIC NOTICE PROJECT 1206 PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF BALTIMORE WATER FACILITIES REHABILITATION PROGRAM The City of Baltimore Office of Boards and Commissions has been requested by the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Water & Wastewater to certify the qualifications of engineering firms to provide Program Management Services for the City of Baltimore Water Facilities Rehabilitation Program. One (1) firm will be selected to perform subject design. The Firms interested in providing these services must demonstrate and document: 1.Manpower availability for prime consultant and required subs for this project; 2.Expertise and knowledge in the management of study, design and post award projects related to water facilities; 3.Expertise and knowledge in the review of landscape architect plans and specifications; 4.Expertise and knowledge in the review of architectural, civil and structural design plans and specifications; 5.Expertise and knowledge in the review of geotechnical engineering plans and specifications; 6.Expertise and knowledge in the review of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering plans and specifications; 7.Experience and knowledge in public participation; 8.Experience and knowledge in the review of security systems plans and specifications; 9.Experience and knowledge with Federal, State and Local Regulations & Permits requirements; 10.Ability to coordinate the effort of multi-disciplined design team including MBE and WBE The services will include review for available information, investigation, feasibility, cost estimates, design, construction document preparation, shop drawings review and consultation during construction. The estimate cost for services $1,600,000 per year. The duration of this project will be four years. The City of Baltimore reserves the right to extend this project for two more years. If you have any questions regarding the scope of this project, please contact Mrs. Larisa Feldsher at 410-396-7300 or e-mail at larisa.feldsher@ baltimorecity.gov Firms interested in submitting a proposal for this Project, shall address a Letter of Interest to the Office of Boards and Commissions, 3000 Druid Park Drive First Floor, Baltimore, MD 21215; EMAIL: OBC.Consultants@ baltimorecity.gov. Since these letters are utilized to assist small minority and women business enterprises in identifying potential teaming partners, the letter should be submitted within five (5) days of the date of the project´s advertisement. The letter should contain a contact person. Failure to submit a letter of Interest will not disqualify a firm submitting a proposal for the project. Each prime consultant applying for this project will be required to complete and submit an original Federal Form 255 along with five (5) copies, to the Office of Boards and Commissions. The Federal Form 255 and the five copies must be submitted on or before 12:00 (noon) on February 7, 2014. Submittals may not be accepted after this deadline. Prequalification requirement All architectural, engineering and surveying firms listed in the specific proposal for the Project must be prequalified by the Office of Boards and Commissions for each applicable discipline at the time of submittal for the Project. Information regarding the prequalification process can be obtained by calling the Office of Boards and Commissions on 410.396.6883. Insurance Requirements The consultant selected for the award of this project shall provide professional liability, auto liability, and general liability and workers ´ compensation insurance´s as required by the City of Baltimore. MBE/WBE Requirements It is policy of the City of Baltimore to promote equal business opportunity in the City´s contracting process. Pursuant to Article 5, subtitle 28 of the Baltimore City Code (2000 Edition) - Minority and Women´s Business Program, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women´s Business Enterprise (WBE) participation goals apply to this contract. The MBE goal is 20% The WBE goal is 14%

Each firm submitting a SF 255 for consideration for a project is responsible for verifying that all MBEs and WBEs to be utilized on the project are certified by the Minority and Women´s Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO) prior to submitting the proposal. A directory of certified MBEs and WBEs is available from MWBOO. Since changes to the directory occurs daily, firms submitting SF 255s should call MWBOO at 410-396-4355 to verify certification, expiration dates and services that the MBE/WBE is certified to provide. Non-Affiliation A firm submitting a proposal may not use an MBE or WBE to meet a contract goal if:

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Description: Central Avenue Streetscape and Harbor Point Connector Firms will not be considered for specific project if they apply as both a Bridge (Design Build). This Contract is a Design-Build contract procured using the Competitive Sealed Proposals procurement method as defined in sub-consultant and prime consultant. the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 21.05.03. The applications for this project (Form 255) cannot be supplemented with any additional information such as graphs, photographs, organizational All Contract documents and supporting information will be posted and charts, etc. Applications should not be bound. Applications should simply available for downloading free of charge on the BCDOT´s Internet site be stapled in the upper left-hand-corner. Cover sheets should not be (www.Baltimore city.gov) by 5 PM on Tuesday January 14, 2014. To access included. Inclusion and/or additional material will result in the applicant the RFQ document and other documents, click on the link Government then Transportation. Click Central Avenue Design Build. As an being disqualified from consideration for this Project. alternative this shorter redirect http://www.baltimorecity.gov/ Baltimore City Code (2000of Edition) - Minority and Women´s Business Failure to follow directions this advertisement or the application may centralavenuedb URL can be used. This webpage will contain the Program, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women´s Business explanatory file TR12317 Central Ave II Design Build Website.pdf and then cause disqualification of the submittal. the project files grouped into various folders. The RFQ provides detailed Enterprise (WBE) participation goals apply to this contract. Mr. Kumasi Vines directions on contracting BCDOT. The principal contact being Ms. Laetitia Executive Secretary Griffin, Chief of Contract Administration whose email address is Laetitia. The MBE goal is 20% griffin@baltimorecity.gov . However technical questions regarding the webThe WBE goal is 14% site should be directed to Mr. Michael Wilmore via phone at (410) 396-6935 Issue of: January 6, 2014 The Baltimore Sun Minority and Women´s Business Enterprise firms must or via email at michael.wilmore@baltimorecity.gov Both the proposed The Record be Daily named and identified as an MBE or WBE within Item 6 of the Standard The Afro-American Form (SF) 255 in the spaces provided for identifying outside key APPROVED: The Baltimore Times consultants/associates anticipated utilization for this project. TYPESET: Tue Jan 14 16:16:10 ESTfor2014 eMaryland MarketPlace M. Johnson, Director Any submittal that does not include the proper MBE/WBE (in some instance William TYPESET: Tue Jan 14 15:32:07 EST 2014 DBE) participation will be disapproved further consideration for this Department of Transportation BALTIMORE COUNTY,for MARYLAND project. INVITATION FOR BIDS HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BALTIMORE CITY Verifying Certification CONTRACT NO. 13018 WX042 INVITATION FOR BIDS TOWSON WATER TRANSMISSION MAIN HUD CERTIFIED CABINETS Each firm submitting a SF 255 for consideration for a project is responsible (from Hillen Road, Towsontown Boulevard and Bosley Avenue to KenIFB NUMBER: B-1747-14 for verifying that all MBEs and WBEs to be utilized on the project are ilworth Drive) certified by the Minority and Women´s Business Opportunity Office TOWSON - DISTRICT 9 c 5CONTRACT COST GROUP F The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) will issue an Invitation for (MWBOO) prior to submitting the to proposal. A directory of certified MBEs Bids (IFB) for qualified and interested vendors to submit sealed bids to ($5,000,000 $10,000,000) and WBEs is available from MWBOO. Since changes to the directory WORK CLASSIFICATION: F-2 with Pre-Qualified A-2 Subcontractor supply HUD certified cabinets to HABC developments located throughout occurs daily, firms submitting SF 255s should call MWBOO at Baltimore City. 410-396-4355 to verify certification, expiration dates and services that the BID DATE: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 AT 10:45 A.M. EST MBE/WBE is certified to provide. BIDS WILL BE DUE no later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, On or after MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014 the above contract February 28, 2014. Non-Affiliation documents (See Note *) may be inspected and purchased from the Division of Construction Contracts Administration, Department of A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Thursday, February 6, A firm submitting a proposal may not useOffice an MBEBuilding or WBE to meet a111 contract Public Works, Room 300B, County (COB), W. 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at the Charles L. Benton Building, 417 E. Fayette Street, goal if: Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204, upon receipt of payment of Room 416, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. $30.00 (THIRTY DOLLARS) per contract. All checks should be made 1.The firm has a financialCOUNTY interest inMD. the MBE of WBE. will be made to HABC has established a minimum threshold of twenty percent (20%) of the payable to BALTIMORE NO REFUNDS 2.The firm has an interest in the ownership or control ofBidders the MBEobtaining or WBE. total dollar amount of the proposed contract for Minority Business Enteranyone. Direct any questions to 410-887-3531. 3.The firmfrom is significantly involved theBaltimore operationCounty of theWILL MBE NOT or WBE documents another source otherin than be prise (MBE) utilization, applicable to all minority and non-minority (Articleto 5,submit Subtitleproposals 28-41). to Baltimore County. allowed businesses proposing to provide the requested services as the prime contractor. No threshold has been established for participation of WomenLocal law Hiring *Note: Contract Documents will consist of One (1) Paper Copy Pro- owned businesses (WBEs), however, HABC strongly encourages and posal Book and One (1) Compact Disk (CD) with all of the required affirmatively promotes the use of WBEs in all HABC contracts. Article 5, Subtitle 27will of the Code, as amendedand (theSubLocal drawings. The CD beBaltimore in PDF City format. Contractors Hiring Law) and rules and regulations apply contracts and agreements Contractors canitspurchase paper copies oftothe drawings from Bal- Bidders shall also comply with all applicable requirements of Section 3 of executed by the on206 or after the Local Hiring effective date timore County in City Room of the County Office Law´s Building, located onof the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, 12 U.S.C. Section 1701u. December 23,$4.50 2013awhich 2nd Floor for copy.is applicable to all vendors. The Local Hiring Law applies to every contract for more than $300,000 made by the City, or on its The IFB and all supporting documents may be obtained on or after Tuesday, behalf, with any also applies to every agreement authorizing January 28, 2014 from the following location: The proposed workperson. consistsIt of: assistance valued at more than $5,000,000 to a City-subsidized project. Please visit for detailed on the requirements of the law. Housing Authority of Baltimore City 8,980 (LF) 42www.oedworks.com Water Main 202 (LF) 66 Steel Tunnel Liner Division of Fiscal Operations, Procurement Department Additional Information 950 (LF) 12 Ductile Iron Pipe and Fittings 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414 3,540 (TON) Hot Mix Asphalt - Permanent Trench Repair - Stage 2 Baltimore, Maryland 21202 A firm submitting as a prime consultant that fails to comply with the 1,894 (TON) Hot Mix Asphalt - Temporary Trench Repair - Stage 1 Attention: John Airey, Chief of Contracting Services requirements of Article 5, Subtitle 28 of the Baltimore City Code when Tel: (410) 396-3261 Fax: (410) 962-1586 executing a contract is subject to the following penalties; suspension of a A pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at contract; of 219 funds; decision ofOffice contract based Located on material 10:00 a.m. withholding EST in Room of the County Building. at Questions regarding the IFB should be directed in writing to the address and breach; as a consultant from eligibility21204. to provide services to individual indicated above, and must include the reference: HABC Bid No. 111 Westdisqualification Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland the City for a period not to exceed 3 years; and payment for damages B-1747-14. TYPESET: Tue Jan 14 15:30:49 EST 2014 incurred by the IS City. THE PROJECT SUBJECT TO A MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE UTILIZATION GOAL AND FEMALE CONTRACTORS UTILIZATION A resumeTHESE for eachGOAL person REQUIREMENTS listed as key personnel specialist, ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS GOALS. AREand/or MORE FULLYincludEXing those IN from MBE and WBE must beTHE shown on the page provided PLAINED THE SPECIFICATIONS. MBE/WBE FORMS IN within THE the application. PROPOSAL BOOKLET MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED AT Sealed bids for construction of the Fruitland Wastewater Treatment Plant ENR & Solids Handling Upgrade will be received by the City of Fruitland THE TIME OF BID OPENING. Please be advised that for the purpose of reviewing price proposals and (herein called the OWNER) at the City Hall, 401 East Main Street, Fruitland, invoices, the City ofBaltimore principal of to a firm as follows: Sealed proposals (the entiredefines book) aaddressed Baltimore County, Maryland 21826, until 2:00 p.m., (EST) on March 4, 2014. Said bids will then Maryland for this contract will be received in the Baltimore County be publicly opened and read aloud immediately afterwards at the Council A principal isDivision, any individual owning more of the outstanding stock of Chambers, 401 East Main Street, Fruitland, Maryland. Purchasing Room 148, 5% OldorCourthouse, 400 Washington an entity, a partner a partnership, a 5%specified or moreonshareholder Avenue, Towson, MDof21204, until the time the contractofata sub-chapter ´S´will Corporation, an individual owner. The ENR & Solids Handling Upgrade to the City of Fruitland WWTP genwhich time they be publiclyor opened and read. erally consists of, but is not limited to, the construction/installation of the Out-of-State Corporations must identify their corporate resident agent following: Mix Chamber Building, Denitrification Filter, Aerobic Digester ONLY CONTRACTORS WHO HAVE BEEN PREQUALIFIED BY BALwithin the application. TIMORE COUNTY AT LEAST TEN (10) DAYS PRIOR TO THE OPENING Improvements together with sludge thickening equipment, water quality analyzing instrumentation, expansion of SCADA system to incorporate new OF BIDS WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS. Firms will not be considered for specific project if they apply as both a system components, methanol and coagulant storage and chemical feed sub-consultant andbeprime consultant. All proposals must accompanied by a Bid Bond, on the approved form systems, modification of the existing sludge drying beds, miscellaneous provided, in the amount as set forth in the Information for Bidders. No other structures, associated demolition work, site work, and yard piping. Theof applications for this project (Form 255) cannot be supplemented with form proposal guaranty is acceptable. any additional information such as graphs, photographs, organizational The work also includes all requirements to provide fully finished and opcharts, etc. Applications should the not right be bound. Applications simply The Purchasing Agent reserves to reject any or all should proposals or erable facilities including miscellaneous items and operations as shall be be or stapled in bids the and upper left-hand-corner. sheets shouldbest notfor be indicated, shown, specified or required to complete the work in strict conforbids parts of to waive technicalitiesCover as may be deemed included. and/or additional material will result in the applicant mity with the Contract Documents. The work also includes all specified, the interestInclusion of the County. being disqualified from consideration for this Project. indicated and shown mechanical and electrical equipment, appliances, appurtenances, furnishings, instrumentation and controls, accessories, Keith Dorsey, Director TYPESET: Jandirections 14 15:31:49 EST 2014 Failure to Tue follow Office of Budget & Finance of this advertisement or the application may tests and sundry parts and material as shall be necessary and required for a cause disqualification of the submittal. completely operable installation satisfactory to the Engineer. The Contractor shall provide all plant, labor, equipment, tools, appliances, materials and RE-ADVERTISEMENT incidentals and shall perform all operations required to completely finish all HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BALTIMORE CITY of the work in the manner approved by the Engineer. INVITATION FOR BIDS INSTALLATION OF CONCRETE FLATWORK AT HABC DEVELOP- A pre-bid meeting will be held at 2:00 PM, (EST), January 28, 2014 at the MENTS City of Fruitland Council Chambers, 401 East Main Street, Fruitland, IFB NUMBER: B-1746-14 Maryland to allow Contractors an opportunity to obtain information on the project from the Engineer and the Owner. A SITE VISIT will be held The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) will issue an Invitation for immediately following the meeting. Bids (IFB) for interested and qualified vendors to submit sealed bids to install concrete flatwork and associated work at HABC developments lo- Written questions (fax @ 410-548-5790 or email: cderbyshire@gmbnet. cated throughout Baltimore City. com) will be accepted and answered via Addenda if submitted to the Engineer by 5:00 p.m. local time on February 18, 2014. Questions shall BIDS WILL BE DUE no later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, include the project name (Re: Fruitland WWTP ENR & Solids Handling February 24, 2014. Upgrade) in subject heading.

All architectural, engineering and surveying firms listed in the specific proposal for the Project must be prequalified by the Office of Boards and Commissions for each applicable discipline at the time of submittal for the Project. Information regarding the prequalification process can be obtained by calling the Office of Boards and Commissions on 410.396.6883.

1.The firm has a financial interest in the MBE of WBE. 2.The firm has an interest in the ownership or control of the MBE or WBE. 3.The firm is significantly involved in the operation of the MBE or WBE (Article 5, Subtitle 28-41).

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Article 5, Subtitle 27 of the Baltimore City Code, as amended (the Local Hiring Law) and its rules and regulations apply to contracts and agreements executed by the City on or after the Local Hiring Law´s effective date of December 23, 2013 which is applicable to all vendors. The Local Hiring Law applies to every contract for more than $300,000 made by the City, or on its behalf, with any person. It also applies to every agreement authorizing assistance valued at more than $5,000,000 to a City-subsidized project.

Housing Authority of Baltimore City Division of Fiscal Operations, Purchasing Department. 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414 Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Attention: John Airey, Chief of Contracting Services Tel: (410) 396-3261 Fax: (410) 962-1586 Questions regarding the IFB should be directed in writing to the address and individual indicated above, and must include the reference: HABC IFB Number B-1746-14.

Contract Documents may be examined, at the following locations:

Reed Construction Data 30 Technology Pkwy S. Suite 100 Norcross, GA 30092

MD/Washington Minority Contractor’s Association 3229 Powhatan Avenue Baltimore, MD 21216 Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained beginning on January 21, 2014 at the office of GEORGE, MILES & BUHR, LLC, 206 WEST MAIN STREET, SALISBURY, MARYLAND 21801, upon the nonrefundable payment of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) for each set. Checks should be made payable to George, Miles & Buhr, LLC. Each bid must be accompanied by a Bid Bond payable to the Owner for five percent (5%) of the total amount of the bid. No bidder may withdraw his bid within ninety (90) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

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Failure submit WEST MAIN STREET, SALISBURY, MARYLAND 21801, upontothe nona letter of payment Interest will disqualify a firm submitting a proposal for the refundable of not Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) for each set. project.should be made payable to George, Miles & Buhr, LLC. Checks Eachbid prime applyingby forathis will be required to complete Each mustconsultant be accompanied Bid project Bond payable to the Owner for five and submit original with five copies, his to the percent (5%) an of the totalFederal amountForm of the255 bid.along No bidder may(5) withdraw bid Officeninety of Boards and after Commissions. Form 255 and the five within (90) days the actualThe dateFederal of the opening thereof. copies must be submitted on or before 12:00 (noon) on February 6, 2014. Submittals may not be accepted after this The City of Fruitland reserves the right todeadline. reject any and all bids, and/or waive informalities or irregularities, and/or to accept or reject any items of Prequalification requirement any bid, as it may deem best for its interest. The bids will be evaluated and award will be made to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder. All architectural, engineering and surveying firms listed in the specific proposal forPrevailing the ProjectWage mustRates be prequalified by the apply Office to ofthis Boards and Davis-Bacon and Regulations project. Commissions for each applicable discipline at the time of submittal for the Project. Information regarding the prequalification can be obtained Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms,process including Minority Busiby calling the Office of Boards and Commissions 410.396.6883. ness Enterprises (MBE) and Women Business on Enterprises (WBE) are encouraged to respond. Contractors are required to provide a good faith Insurance Requirements effort in seeking DBE, MBE, and WBE Subcontractors. Certified Minority Business Enterprises are encouraged to respond to this solicitation notice. Theadditional consultant selected for thethe award of this projectwww.mde.state.md. shall provide proFor information visit MWQFA website: fessional liability, auto liability, and general liability and workers ´ comus/wqfa. pensation insurances as required by the City of Baltimore. Any contract or contracts awarded under this Advertisement for Bids are MBE/WBE Requirements expected to be funded in part by a loan and/or grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or the Maryland Department of the EnviIt is policy of the City of Baltimore to promote equal business opportunity in ronment. the City´s contracting process. Pursuant to Article 5, subtitle 28 of the Baltimore City Code (2000 Edition) - Minority andCITY Women´s Business OF FRUITLAND Program, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women´s Business Enterprise Tue (WBE) TYPESET: Janparticipation 14 16:40:41goals ESTapply 2014to this contract. JOHN D. PSOTA City Manager The MBE goal is 22% The WBE goal is 10% CERTIFICATION OF PUBLICATION CITY OF BALTIMORE OFFICE OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS PUBLIC NOTICE PROJECT 1205 CHLORINE REPLACEMENT BY SODIUM HYPOCHLORITET The City of Baltimore Office of Boards and Commissions has been requested by the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Water & Wastewater to certify the qualifications of engineering firms to provide system design to replace Chlorine liquid gas with Sodium Hypochlorite in various locations. One (1) firm will be selected to perform subject design. The Firms interested in providing these services must demonstrate and document: 1.Manpower availability firm and their subs for this project and their ability to complete project on time & within budget; 2.Expertise and knowledge in the design of sodium hypochlorite chemical storage and feed facilities; 3.Expertise and knowledge in the design of landscape architect; 4.Expertise and knowledge in architectural, civil and structural design; 5.Expertise and knowledge in geotechnical engineering; 6.Expertise and knowledge in, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering; 7.Experience and knowledge in public participation; 8.Experience and knowledge in security systems; 9.Experience and knowledge with Federal, State and Local Regulations & Permits requirements; 10.Ability to coordinate the effort of multi-disciplined design team including MBE and WBE; The services will include review for available information, investigation, feasibility, cost estimates, design, construction document preparation, shop drawings review and consultation during construction. The estimate cost for design is $2,000,000. The duration of this project is 2 years. If you have any questions regarding the scope of this project, please contact Mrs. Larisa Feldsher at 410-396-7300 or e-mail at larisa.feldsher@ baltimorecity.gov

All architectural, engineering and surveying firms listed in the specific proposal for the Project must be prequalified by the Office of Boards and Commissions for each applicable discipline at the time of submittal for the Project. Information regarding the prequalification process can be obtained by calling the Office of Boards and Commissions on 410.396.6883. Insurance Requirements The consultant selected for the award of this project shall provide professional liability, auto liability, and general liability and workers ´ compensation insurances as required by the City of Baltimore. MBE/WBE Requirements It is policy of the City of Baltimore to promote equal business opportunity in the City´s contracting process. Pursuant to Article 5, subtitle 28 of the Baltimore City Code (2000 Edition) - Minority and Women´s Business Program, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women´s Business Enterprise (WBE) participation goals apply to this contract. The MBE goal is 22% The WBE goal is 10% Both the proposed Minority and Women´s Business Enterprise firms must be named and identified as an MBE or WBE within Item 6 of the Standard Form (SF) 255 in the spaces provided for identifying outside key consultants/associates anticipated for utilization for this project.

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Out-of-State Corporations must identify their corporate resident agent within the application. Firms will not be considered for specific project if they apply as both a sub-consultant and prime consultant. The applications for this project (Form 255) cannot be supplemented with any additional information such as graphs, photographs, organizational charts, etc. Applications should not be bound. Applications should simply be stapled in the upper left-hand-corner. Cover sheets should not be included. Inclusion and/or additional material will result in the applicant being disqualified from consideration for this Project. Failure to follow directions of this advertisement or the application may cause disqualification of the submittal. Mr. Kumasi Vines Executive Secretary Issue of: January 6, 2014 The Baltimore SunThe Daily Record The Afro-American The Baltimore Times TYPESET: MarketPlace Wed Jan 15 12:53:44 EST 2014 eMaryland Both the proposed Minority and Women´s Business Enterprise firms must be named and identified as an MBE or WBE within Item 6 of the Standard OF BALTIMORE Form (SF) 255 in theCITY spaces provided for identifying outside key DEPARTMENT OFfor PUBLIC WORKS consultants/associates anticipated utilization for this project. BUREAU OF WATER AND WASTEWATER Any submittal that does not include the proper MBE/WBE (in some instance NOTICE OF LETTING DBE) participation will be disapproved for further consideration for this project. Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates ofVerifying the MayorCertification and City Council of Baltimore and marked for Water Contract 1254-Water Infrastructure Rehabilitation, Various Locations will be received at submitting the Office a ofSF the255 Comptroller, Room 204, Hall, Each firm for consideration for a City project is Baltimore, responsible Maryland until that 11:00allA.M. on Wednesday, 12,on2014. Positively for verifying MBEs and WBEs toFebruary be utilized the project are nocertified bids willby be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened the the Minority and Women´s Business OpportunitybyOffice Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. (MWBOO) prior to submitting the proposal. A directory of certified MBEs The examined,Since without charge,toat the the DepartandContract WBEs Documents is available may frombeMWBOO. changes directory ment of Public CenterSF located the firstcall floor MWBOO of the Abelat occurs daily,Works firmsService submitting 255sonshould Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 410-396-4355 to verify certification, expiration dates and services that the 21202 as of Friday, January 17, 2014 and copies may be purchased for a MBE/WBE is certified to provide. non-refundable cost of $50.00. Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package. Non-Affiliation All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prequalified by the City ofA firm Baltimore Contractors Committee. Interested submitting a proposalQualification may not use an MBE or WBE to meet a parties contract should goal if:call 410-396-6883 or contact the Committee at 751 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (JV), then infirm thathas event, the document thatMBE established 1.The a financial interest in the of WBE. the JV shall be submitted theinterest bid forinverification purposes. Prequalification 2.The firmwith has an the ownership or controlThe of the MBE or WBE. Category required for bidding on this is G90007-Cleaning 3.The firm is significantly involved in project the operation of the MBE or and WBE Cement Mortar Lining of Water Mains (Article 5, Subtitle 28-41). Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $3,000,000.01 to $4,000,000.00 Local law Hiring A Pre-Bidding Information session will be conducted at 3rd Floor Large Conference Room 27 of the Bureau of Water Wastewater, Abel Wolman Article 5, Subtitle of the Baltimore City&Code, as amended (the Local Municipal Building on January 23, 2014apply at 10:00 A.M. and agreements Hiring Law) and its rules and regulations to contracts Principal Item of work for this project are: executed by the City on or after the Local Hiring Law´s effective date of Cleaning and23, cement-mortar of small diameter water installaDecember 2013 which islining applicable to all vendors. The mains, Local Hiring Law tion of various new for ductile fittings, andbyappurtenances, applies to everysize contract moreiron thanpipe, $300,000 made the City, or on its replacement of various size valves and fire hydrants, renew/replacement of behalf, with any person. It also applies to every agreement authorizing existing watervalued services, replacement of small (residential) meter settings assistance at more than $5,000,000 to a City-subsidized project. and meter vaults, sidewalk restorations, curb &ongutter, and roadwayofpaving, Please visit www.oedworks.com for detailed the requirements the law. as required. Additional Information The MBE goal is 13% The WBEsubmitting goal is 5%as a prime consultant that fails to comply with the A firm requirements of Article 5, Subtitle 28 of the Baltimore City Code when 1254 executing a contract isWATER subjectCONTRACT to the following penalties; suspension of a contract; withholding of funds; decision of contract based on material APPROVED: breach; disqualification as a consultant from eligibility to provide services to Bernice Taylor the CityH.for a period not to exceed 3 years; and payment for damages Clerk, Board incurred by of theEstimates City.

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Firms will not be considered for specific project if they apply as both a sub-consultant and prime consultant. The applications for this project (Form 255) cannot be supplemented with any additional information such as graphs, photographs, organizational charts, etc. Applications should not be bound. Applications should simply be stapled in the upper left-hand-corner. Cover sheets should not be included. Inclusion and/or additional material will result in the applicant being disqualified from consideration for this Project. Failure to follow directions of this advertisement or the application may cause disqualification of the submittal. Mr. Kumasi Vines Executive Secretary Issue of: January 6, 2014 The Baltimore SunThe Daily Record The Afro-American The Baltimore Times eMaryland MarketPlace

Each firm submitting a SF 255 for consideration for a project is responsible for verifying that all MBEs and WBEs to be utilized on the project are certified by the Minority and Women´s Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO) prior to submitting the proposal. A directory of certified MBEs and WBEs is available from MWBOO. Since changes to the directory occurs daily, firms submitting SF 255s should call MWBOO at 410-396-4355 to verify certification, expiration dates and services that the MBE/WBE is certified to provide. A firm submitting a proposal may not use an MBE or WBE to meet a contract goal if:

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A resume for each person listed as key personnel and/or specialist, including those from MBE and WBE must be shown on the page provided within LEGAL NOTICES the application.

Firms interested in submitting a proposal for this Project, shall address a Letter of Interest to the Office of Boards and Commissions, 3000 Druid Park Drive First Floor, Baltimore, MD 21215; (EMAIL: OBC.Consultants@ baltimoreity.gov). Since these letters are utilized to assist small minority and APPROVED: A resume for each person listed as key personnel and/or specialist, includwomen business enterprises in identifying potential teaming partners, the Alfred H. Foxx ing those from MBE and WBE must be shown on the page provided within letter should be submitted within five (5) days of the date of the project´s Director of Public Works advertisement. The letter should contain a contact person. Failure to submit the application. a letter of Interest will not disqualify a firm submitting a proposal for the Please be advised that for the purpose of reviewing price proposals and project. invoices, the City ofBaltimore defines a principal of a firm as follows: Each prime consultant applying for this project will be required to complete and submit an original Federal Form 255 along with five (5) copies, to the A principal is any individual owning 5% or more of the outstanding stock of Office of Boards and Commissions. The Federal Form 255 and the five an entity, a partner of a partnership, a 5% or more shareholder of a copies must be submitted on or before 12:00 (noon) on February 6, 2014. sub-chapter ´S´ Corporation, or an individual owner. Submittals may not be accepted after this deadline. Out-of-State Corporations must identify their corporate resident agent within the application. Prequalification requirement

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1.The firm has a financial interest in the MBE of WBE. 2.The firm has an interest in the ownership or control of the MBE or WBE. 3.The firm is significantly involved in the operation of the MBE or WBE (Article 5, Subtitle 28-41). Local law Hiring Article 5, Subtitle 27 of the Baltimore City Code, as amended (the Local Hiring Law) and its rules and regulations apply to contracts and agreements executed by the City on or after the Local Hiring Law´s effective date of December 23, 2013 which is applicable to all vendors. The Local Hiring Law applies to every contract for more than $300,000 made by the City, or on its behalf, with any person. It also applies to every agreement authorizing assistance valued at more than $5,000,000 to a City-subsidized project. Please visit www.oedworks.com for detailed on the requirements of the law. Additional Information A firm submitting as a prime consultant that fails to comply with the requirements of Article 5, Subtitle 28 of the Baltimore City Code when executing a contract is subject to the following penalties; suspension of a contract; withholding of funds; decision of contract based on material breach; disqualification as a consultant from eligibility to provide services to the City for a period not to exceed 3 years; and payment for damages incurred by the City. A resume for each person listed as key personnel and/or specialist, including those from MBE and WBE must be shown on the page provided within the application. Please be advised that for the purpose of reviewing price proposals and invoices, the City ofBaltimore defines a principal of a firm as follows: A principal is any individual owning 5% or more of the outstanding stock of an entity, a partner of a partnership, a 5% or more shareholder of a

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