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Construction of new I-95 Interchange in Boca Pushed Back By Toni Marshall BOCA RATON - Aria Johnson has taken side roads and rescheduled classes to avoid the sometimes multimile backup at Glades Road and Interstate 95. “I kind of have it figured out in the mornings,” said Johnson, 23, a senior at Florida Atlantic University and Boynton Beach resident. “It’s leaving school I still struggle with.” Commuters traveling through south Palm Beach County will have some relief as designers for the Florida Department of Transportation put the final touches on plans for an Interstate 95 interchange at Spanish River Boulevard in Boca Raton. Construction on the threeyear, spaghetti-bowl looking project was supposed to start as early as December . But FDOT officials now caution it may be well after the holidays before the project is launched. The final

design hasn’t been approved by the Federal Highway Administration. If it is approved by or near December , it’ll probably be best to wait until the holiday season has ended, says

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Boca Raton Assistant Fire Chief Retires After 39 Years Fire Chief Thomas R. Wood, members of Boca Raton Fire Rescue, family and friends came to 6500 Congress Avenue to honor Raul Travieso, Assistant Fire Chief of Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Department who retired after serving 39 years with the department. The ceremony brought members from other departments of the city as well as Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie and Assistant City Manager George Brown. Raul began his career in 1974 after proudly serving his country in the military. He was promoted to Lieutenant on January 25, 1988. On August 14, 1989 he became the departments Communications Lieutenant.

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Two Local Jewish Educators Named National PELIE Technology Fellows By Andrea Schuver

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BOCA RATON, FL - Two prominent local Jewish educators, just returned as PELIE Technology Fellows from the International Society for Technology in Education, prepared and eager to serve as resources to their colleagues in South Palm Beach County. Marilyn Nachman, director of School Educational Services for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and Eve Garvey, a teacher at the Maimonides Institute for Jewish Learning of Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, attended the ISTE conference from June 23 to 26 in San Antonio, Texas.

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• A South Florida jury has found a tobacco company partly responsible for a smoker’s death and awarded $37.5 million to the woman’s surviving family. It was a case that revealed the heartbreaking loss of a young mother in such detail that at times jurors and courtroom observers were moved to tears. The jury awarded plaintiffs $15 million in compensatory damages for Laura Grossman’s husband, Jan, and two children, and $22.5 million in punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Company. The Schlesinger law firm was plaintiff ’s attorney. For more information, go to • The Unicorn Children’s Foundation raised $500,000 to open the new Unicorn Village Academy Charter High School on the second floor of the former sports and wellness center in the Levis Jewish Community Center, serving students with autism and learning differences, including attention deficit. • The New York Times has agreed to sell The Boston Globe to former Boca resident John Henry, the owner of the Boston Red Sox, for $70 million in cash. • Joan Pierre-Jerome, an assistant principal at Boca Raton High School, will be the new principal at J.C. Mitchell Elementary School, replacing Ira Margulies who retired, Seth Moldovan is the new principal at Verde Elementary School, and Laurie Riopelle is the new principal at Don Estridge High Tech Middle. • Boca Raton Assistant Fire Chief Al Travieso has retired after 39 years of service. • The Federal Housing Administration is set to tighten reverse mortgage requirements for seniors applying for loans. South Florida is the

hotbed for reverse mortgage marketing and it is also become the leading market for loan default. The Feds, which insure the loans, are stepping up requirements so senior borrowers have enough cash flow after insurance and taxes to avoid foreclosure, which has become a big problem in South Florida. • Giant hedge fund SAC Capital has been indicted by the Feds on numerous criminal charges of insider trading. Boca Raton former SAC portfolio manager Matt Martoma was already busted by the FBI last December and charged with insider trading. Boca Raton winter resident and SAC Capital founder Steve Cohen was not charged in the indictment. • Jewish young adults ages 22-26 from South Palm County joined with peers from the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Sister City, Kiryat Bialik, and from elsewhere in Palm Beach County for a life-changing ten days in Israel on the area’s first Birthright Israel’s “community bus.” • Year after year, the Palm Beach Pops celebrates the Great American Songbook. Next season the Pops will continue the tradition featuring music from • Whitney Houston & Friends; Broadway, Marvin Hamlisch; Nat King Cole; Smoky Standards from The Mad Men Era and A major television star! Go to for ticket packages to save up to $64 now or call 561-832-7677 for Immediate Seat Selection or fax order to 561.832.9686. You can also e-mail your request to • The Boca Palm Beach Business Connection meets every Wednesday 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Butts Road TooJays, south of Glades Rd and west of I-95 in the Boca Glades Shopping Center. No dues, no fees, no mandatory meetings. Bring business cards. • Beyond the Rainbow: Garland at Carnegie Hall, now through Aug. 18 at The Theatre at Arts Garage, 180 NE First St. Delray Beach. Call 561.450.6357. or visit for tickets.

• Blue Jasmine (four stars), Elysium (three stars), We’re the Millers (two stars), Planes and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (two stars) opens at the Boca Cinemark Palace & Premiere and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres. Fruitvale Station (four stars) opens at the Movies of Lake Worth. Don’t miss Love is All you Need (Four stars) with Pierce Brosnan still at the Movies of Delray. • Barry Epstein Live airs Thursday 10 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. on, with Roof-ACide director John Browne, yeticket. com reviewer Al Mcghee and movie maven Morrie Zryl on,, and Watch to win free tickets to Cinemark. • Character Man is at the Stage Door Theatre through August 11. Go to or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and more information. • Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Company at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St. West Palm Beach Aug. 7-Aug. 18. Tickets are $35. Go to www. or call 561.514.4042 for further information and tickets. • On Thursday, August 8, at 7 pm, in the new Boca Raton Downtown Library Community Room, the Friends of the Library will present award-winning Astrophysicist Dr. Kevin Manning, known for his work at NASA, Stony Brook, Brookhaven, and others. With the audience, he will explore the night sky, during his seminar, and through his telescope, weather permitting. • The fifth annual George Snow Scholarship Fund Boca’s Ballroom Battle is 6 p.m. August 16 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Tickets are $150 to $225 with tables starting at $1500. Contact 561.347.6799 or visit for further information.

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By Andrea Schuver Special to the Boca Raton Tribune BOCA RATON, FL - Two prominent local Jewish educators, just returned as PELIE Technology Fellows from the International Society for Technology in Education, prepared and eager to serve as resources to their colleagues in South Palm Beach County. Marilyn Nachman, director of School Educational Services for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and Eve Garvey, a teacher at the Maimonides Institute for Jewish Learning of Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, attended the ISTE conference from June 23 to 26 in San Antonio, Texas. “I left the conference in San Antonio with a long list of items I hope we can achieve as educators at Temple Beth El, throughout South Palm Beach County and beyond,” said Garvey, a 2010 Gerald Legow “Outstanding Teacher In Jewish Education”. “As teachers, we want to reach our students and it is clear that in this BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) world we need to embrace their iPhones and iPads and find ways to incorporate our curriculums to keep them engaged – responsibly, securely and efficiently.” ISTE’s annual conference and exposition is the world’s premier educational technology event, where 17,000 education and technology professionals from 60 countries gather for four days of professional learning and collaboration. Community News

Nachman and Garvey participated as one of only six pairs of Jewish educators selected nationally as Technology Fellows by the Partnership for Effective Learning and Innovative Education. The Technology Fellows represent Jewish educators in all aspects of congregational school Jewish education. Fellows participated in keynote presentations, “bring your own device” sessions, workshops and more. The Fellows have now returned to their home communities as even greater champions for educational technology. Nachman and Garvey look forward to serving as a resource to their colleagues in the South Palm Beach County Jewish educational community. Planning is now underway for a monthly Professional Development on-line course, coordinated by the School Educational Services Department of Jewish Federation of SPBC, in which local Jewish educators will explore the internet individually and together, experiencing apps and programs that can bring Judaic knowledge, classroom management and productivity into the classroom. “My goal is to engage minds and make learning happen - at the touch of a finger,” Nachman said. “To be effective today, teachers must use tools that stimulate, motivate and challenge students with engaging hands-on learning. Technology goes beyond a tool as it is an integral part of our students’ daily lives, their culture and the language they speak.”

By Jane Neubauer Black Special to the Boca Raton Tribune Helena Levine, principal of the Claire and Emanuel G. Rosenblatt High School at Donna Klein Jewish Academy, recently participated in a leadership seminar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Principals’ Center for emerging leaders. This weeklong seminar, Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership, is part of a larger, yearlong program to enable day school leaders to improve their schools, with special focus on their Jewish mission and vision, sponsored and facilitated by the AVI CHAI Foundation. “Attending the Harvard Principal’s Program was incredibly rewarding on many levels,” Levine said. ”Being surrounded by world class professors and talented principals from all over the world on the Harvard campus gave me a once in a life time experience. “In addition, The AVI CHAI sessions for principals of Jewish day schools allowed our small cohort the chance to discuss issues close to our heart,” she said. “I look forward to spending the next

back so much valuable material to our individual schools.” The AVI CHAI Foundation, a New York-based private foundation dedicated to promoting Jewish commitment, sponsored Levine and 11 other eligible day school principals from around the country to attend the seminar to help address the professional development of day school leaders with a particular emphasis on their role in promoting the Jewish mission of their schools. Participants attended lectures and discussion groups led by Harvard faculty, educational consultants and school practitioners. The program focuses on the challenges facing new school leaders and supports participants as they develop skills for leadership. Rigorous study is combined with writing, reflection and peer interaction, allowing participants to identify priorities and share ideas and solutions. In addition, they attended AVI CHAI sessions, facilitated by Jonathan Cannon, former head of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD, applying what was learned at Harvard to the Jewish purpose of their schools. “Strong instructional leadership is critical to achieving AVI CHAI’s goal of enhancing the Jewish education provided by day schools,” Mem Bernstein, chairman of AVI CHAI’s Board of Trustees, said. Through these institutes we aim to provide Jewish day school leaders with an intensive opportunity to reflect on school leadership with leading academics and with practitioners from across North America.”

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Construction of new I-95 Interchange in Boca Pushed Back

By Toni Marshall BOCA RATON - Aria Johnson has taken side roads and rescheduled classes to avoid the sometimes multimile backup at Glades Road and Interstate 95. “I kind of have it figured out in the mornings,” said Johnson, 23, a senior at Florida Atlantic University and Boynton Beach resident. “It’s leaving school I still struggle with.” Commuters traveling through south Palm Beach County will have

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some relief as designers for the Florida Department of Transportation put the final touches on plans for an Interstate 95 interchange at Spanish River Boulevard in Boca Raton. Construction on the threeyear, spaghetti-bowl looking project was supposed to start as early as December . But FDOT officials now caution it may be well after the holidays before the project is launched. The final design hasn’t been approved by the

Federal Highway Administration. If it is approved by or near December , it’ll probably be best to wait until the holiday season has ended, says Chuck McGinness, the District Four spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation, overseeing the project. Commuters can’t wait. “I hope they start soon, traveling there is a nightmare,” says Robert Luongo, a businessman who avoids that section of the highway when traveling north or south. “They’ve been talking about that for eight years.” The project will cost roughly $66.6 million to help ease congestion at Glades Road, which can see up to 75,300 cars a day, according to the DOT statistics. That makes Glades Road the most traveled east/west route in southern Palm Beach County. The congestion affects Yamato Road and has spilled over onto Palmetto Park Road, where folks thought they were avoiding the traffic, says Mike Woika, assistant city manager for Boca Raton. Much of the traffic spills to and from Florida Atlantic University. The university’s new stadium can’t help but add to the congestion.

“If you can take people off Yamato and Glades and put them right into the university, it should make a huge difference,” Woika said. The new interchange is proposed south of Yamato Road, connecting to the Florida Atlantic Boulevard (NW 8th Avenue)/Spanish River Boulevard intersection leading into the Florida Atlantic University campus. Also included are the addition of auxiliary lanes on I-95 in both directions from Glades Road to Spanish River Interchange and auxiliary lanes on I-95 in both directions from Yamato Road to Congress Avenue, as well as improvements to Spanish River Boulevard including a new four-lane bridge over I-95 and improvements to Yamato Road from the CSX railroad to Fourth Avenue. The best example of the new merge pattern would be the new ramps at Palm Beach International Airport and Southern Boulevard, where the roads come together before I-95. Construction on the interstate will be between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. as to not affect drive-time commutes, McGinness said.

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Bessie Geraldine Norton Barnard Died: Aug 6, 2013 Mrs. Bessie Geraldine Norton Barnard, 79, of Ozark, died Tuesday, August 6, 2013 in Dale Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2:00 P. M. Thursday, August 8, 2013, from Omega Holiness Church with Reverend Brent Boutwell officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends Thursday at the church from 12:30 P. M. until service time. Mrs. Barnard was born February 14, 1934 in St. Pauls, North Carolina to the late Jesse Benjamin Norton and Bessie Lee Smith Norton. She was a member of Omega Holiness Church and a homemaker. In addition to her Klara (Awinowick-Schpirt) Sklar, of Nashua, NH died at the Southern NH Medical Center on Saturday, August 03, 2013, following a sudden illness. She was born on January 24, 1927, in eastern Poland, a daughter of the late Moishe and Miriam Awinowick-Schpirt. Displaced by WWII, she spent her teenage years in Siberia before being repatriated to Germany. Mrs. Sklar was the widow of David Sklar, who died on July 27, 2001. Mrs. Sklar was very active with her husband’s business, Nashua Wood Products, Inc., that they started in 1954. Even though her early education was interrupted by the war, she completed her Doctorate studies from Harvard University in Slavic literature and linguistics. Mrs. Sklar taught Russian literature and language at Rivier College and at Sanders Associates in Nashua, NH. She was fluent in five languages and read extensively throughout her life and lived surrounded by books. She also loved classical music and was an avid concert attendee, travelled the world with her husband. She counted as friends, many contemporary classical artists and composers. She was active in

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parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey Dale Barnard. Survivors include four sons and two daughters-in-law, Ronald Earl and Ingrid Barnard of Zephyr Hills, Florida, Lawrence Wayne “Larry” Barnard of Ozark, Robert Allen Barnard of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Howard Lee and Angela Barnard of Boca Raton, Florida; two sisters, Alta Norton of North Carolina and Margaret Faircloth of Virginia; one brother, Jimmy Norton of North Carolina. Five grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60693. many organizations, including a lifelong member of Temple Beth Abraham and Hadassah. She was an active board member of Rivier College, a member of the Nashua Country Club and the Harvard Club. Survivors include three sons and three daughters-in-law, Joseph and Nancy Sklar of Longmeadow, MA, Daniel and Debbie-Ann Sklar of Bedford, NH and Mitchel and Katie Sklar of Providence, RI; six grandchildren and their spouses, Alex and Patricia Sklar, Elizabeth Sklar, Jennifer Sklar, Adam and Lindsay Sklar and Stephanie Sklar and her fiancé Gary Rapp and Davida Sklar; and her nephew Adi Armoni. A Funeral Service in her honor was held at Temple Beth Abraham, 4 Raymond St, Nashua on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Interment prayers and burial followed in Beth Abraham Cemetery, Nashua, NH. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME in Nashua is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at (603) 883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”

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Call to Artists - First Night® 2014 Button Design Do you have a creative idea for the First Night® 2014 button? The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative is inviting artists to submit designs for the First Night® 2014 button. First Night® 2014 buttons serve as admittance to all activities during the City's family friendly, alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration. The deadline to submit applications for the button design is 5:00 pm on Friday, August 23, 2013. Only new designs (original two-dimensional artwork or a graphic design) will be accepted. Artwork should incorporate this year's theme, "New Year's Eve is for Kids, Too." The City of Delray Beach First Night® 2014 Committee, comprised of City officials and members of the community, will select the winning design on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The artist whose design is chosen for the First Night® 2014 button will receive $500. Artists who are immediate family or business partners of members of the First Night® 2014 Committee or program staff are not eligible to participate. For more information, including rules for artwork design specifications, application forms and submittal process, click on the link: http://www., contact Donna Beldowicz at 56243-7011 or email

Baby Plays With Fire, Sets Apartmen on Fire

By Staff reports BOCA RATON – A baby playing with a lighter set an apartment on fire Monday in the Dixie Manor public housing complex, officials said. No one was injured in the blaze at 1350 N. Dixie Highway, Unit 85. Three minor children and their babysitter were in the apartment at the time of the fire. They however escaped safely.

The babysitter said that the youngest of the three children was playing with a lighter and caught some paper on fire while she was downstairs cooking, fire officials said. Two boys from the community initially used a garden hose to douse the flames until firefighters arrived. Firefighters were seen hauling a charred twin mattress and from the home. July 26, through August 1, 2013

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Helping Them Back to School With the start of the new school year only days away, some struggling families may find it difficult to equip children with back-to-school necessities, including supplies and clothing. Still, several local organizations launched fund-raising initiatives this summer to bridge that gap. I cannot say enough positive things about these different groups, individuals and businesses whose financial contributions helped provide these supplies. Over the past three weeks, I have visited some of these events and I will do so again this weekend. I am pleased knowing that our students will have most of the necessary tools to remove an obstacle to learning. I will even go as far to say that no student in our coverage area should return to school with unmet basic needs. Those simple yet important backpacks and sackpacks will be filled with a plethora of pencils, pens and paper and all the necessities these students will need to function academically in class, Today, parents have to pay many activity fees, especially in regard to sports and music. So every penny saved on school supplies is a blessing. Sponsor Combined Supplies Giveaways Although there is still a great number of duplication, I have seen some improvements over the years. I still see and hear of many organizations and churches helping with school supplies and I think that a collaborative effort would not only serve a greater number of children but also eliminate those who tend to “double dip” at numerous sites thus preventing others from receiving needed help. For example, two years ago, I overheard one student telling another how he got four backpacks from



attending different events around the city. Meanwhile, somewhere in a classroom - and hopefully not this year - there was a student who did not even get one new backpack. It would also be more cost effective to do a few huge giveaways than having four, a few blocks away, on the same day. If we truly want to do a service to the students, instead of doing it for self aggrandizement, beginning with our houses of worships, there has to be a few structured giveaway events. We can still have the music, food, and entertainment for a lower cost. Self Esteem is as Important We can’t forget the students who don’t come from well-off homes and have to come up with their own supplies. Supplies are so important when kids start school. When a student has a new backpack, notebooks and pens, it makes such a huge difference emotionally when they begin school. I remember getting that new backpack when I was a kid and it was so exciting. For a kid who doesn’t have the new stuff, it’s just not a good way to start the school year. But like many of us do at Thanksgiving and Christmas, let’s not give these students supplies and forget to follow-up throughout the school year. There is a lot of nonclassroom work that needs to be done to ensure our children make the best of this school year. You can make a huge difference for thousands of students, and you can do so without having to travel too far. Contact the principal at your local elementary, middle or high school and ask how you can volunteer. My best wishes to the students and I hope you can contribute to our student’s growth and development other than providing school supplies. This can be done only through your involvement.

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Competition, Integrity and Compassion By: Robert J. Tamasy “If you had the opportunity to do anything you wanted to do, and money (financial compensation) was not an issue, would you still do what you are doing right now?” When a good friend asked me this question years ago, it caught me by surprise. I paused as I considered how to respond. Finally, I admitted that I would not. I would be doing something different. This conversation started a process that resulted in dramatic career changes that opened doors to opportunities I could never have imagined. So I found it interesting recently when I read a blog post by a writer another friend had recommended. The blogger, Seth Godin, is a marketing consultant, entrepreneur, and public speaker. He cited the

importance of making wise, rewarding use of our time, talents and energy, echoing my thoughts years before when I was asked the momentous question. Godin wrote: “Every day you invest a little bit of yourself into your work, and one of the biggest choices available to you is where you’ll be making that investment. That project you are working on – or that boss you report to: Is it worth it? “Investing in the wrong place for a week or a month will not kill you. But spending 10 years contributing to something you do not care about, or working with someone who does not care about you – you can do better.” Admittedly, in today’s uncertain and often limited employment market, changing jobs is not something to be taken lightly. The adage, “a bird in the hand is worth

two in the bush,” can apply to major career decisions. I have always reasoned it makes sense to find the next job before leaving the last one. However, as Godin pointed out, this does not justify squandering substantial portions of our working life performing functions and carrying out responsibilities that seem pointless or unrewarding. In the organization I work with, we talk with business and professional leaders about “pursuing their passion,” whether within the context of their work or, if necessary, outside of it. When we have the opportunity to do work and engage in activities we feel passionate about, which also provide personal fulfillment, we find contentment, become more productive, and enjoy life. Contrary to popular notions, work is not a “necessary evil.” God

established work and designated mankind to be caretakers of His creation. In fact, the Bible describes God as a worker. “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done” (Genesis 2:2-3). As God did, pursue your passion – and then rest. Work, of course, is not easy. But it becomes much easier – and more enjoyable – with the right motivation. So the Bible says we should ask God to “…establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands” (Psalm 90:17). Ultimately, work is God’s idea, so it’s best to do what He wants of us – and to do it His way.

Robert J. Tamasy is vice president of communications for Leaders Legacy, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. A veteran journalist, he has writtenTufting Legacies (iUniverse); Business At Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Today’s Workplace (River City Press); and has coauthored with David A. Stoddard, The Heart of Mentoring (NavPress). For more information, or his blogs,

POSITIVE LIVING By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.

Restoring Kindness in Society I just came across this expressive statement: “Kindness is just love with its work boots on.” It quickly reminded me that kindness is increasingly seldom noticed among fellow humans. At the same time, love needs redefinition, for the ideas people have of it today fail to resemble its noblest and most mature reality! Ultimately, it’s not the boots, shoes, or plain bear feet that will make any difference. True love can work well without external tools; it

usually impacts its objects indelibly, wherever such beneficiaries may reside! Nevertheless, it’s very true that kindness is usually an expression of love, whether such love is only momentarily expressed, or it will be extended into greater dimensions for the sake of the objects of the kindness. People need a greater sensitivity to the way world events, regional or national tragedies, personal grief, and other impacting occurrences

affect fellow humans everywhere. Instead of thinking only of themselves, individuals should reflect on the positive reactions a friendly word, a kind comment, a polite demonstration can achieve among worrying and hurrying fellow citizens. The objects of human kindness need not be only people we know. Of course, they need to remain on the list of its candidates. It’s often people we don’t know and may never see again, that could also

benefit from our kind words and actions. If you decide to become indiscriminately kind to others, this quality will flow spontaneously from your being toward others who will benefit from your words and actions. You may not receive immediate responses but the effect shall always be positive! As Dr. James R. Kok expresses in one of his books on this subject, “people are thankful for acts of kindness, no matter how little.”

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

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From Staff Reports BOCA RATON, Fl - One child was rushed to the hospital with 3rd degree burns and another was being questioned by authorities late Monday following an incident at the city’s public housing complex. Police responded to the apartment in Dixie Manor shortly after 2 p.m. where they found a 12-year-old boy with burns on his chest. Paramedics transported him to a nearby hospital. His condition was unknown. Witnesses told the Boca Raton Tribune that a 14-year-old boy

boiled a pot of water on a stove in the home then poured it in a cup. He then heated the water some more than poured it on the younger boy, who was his cousin, they said. Monday’s incident stemmed from a dispute Sunday night when the younger boy allegedly burned the 14-year-old youth under his eye with a penny, the witnesses said. Police could not confirm the account. The investigation is continuing.

Troubled man, 19, Busted 3 Times in 21 Days By Jake Becker A 19-year-old man was arrested recently, his third arrest within one month, police said. Logan Yannie was charged with two counts of burglary to a conveyance in the July 25 incident. A resident called 911 after noticing a series of suspicious activities next door. The interior light in his neighbor’s car on, he saw Yannie walk away from the car, light a cigarette, and went between two cars and open the driver’s side of the car, according to the police report. While on the call, the witness saw Yannie exit the neighbor’s car and enter a white jeep. Yannie then got out of the jeep as police showed up the scene. Yannie said he never entered the cars and was walking home at that moment, police said. “He had stolen a cup full of change,” the officer wrote. “Tree pairs of headphones and an 80 GB iPod were also found on him.” Yannie’s recent criminal record dates back to July 4 when a pedestrian saw him looking into cars suspiciously at 1:50 a.m. and called police. When an officer arrived, he saw the suspect riding on his bike. Yannie saw the officer, threw his bike down and

began to run, according to a police report. An officer ordered Yannie to stop running and he complied. Police charged him with loitering and prowling. Almost 24 hours later, at 2:50 a.m., officers went to a home where two people told them someone had stolen their phones from the house, according to the report. Both phones had tracking software, which led police to Yannie’s address. One of the victims recognized the address as Yannie’s and said he was visiting the house earlier. When the officer called the house, Yannie’s mother picked up told them her son was asleep. “When officers explained the situation to his mother, she … went to talk to her son,” the officer wrote. “Upon return, his mother came back with one of the victims phones, which was found next to Logan.” Yannie admitted to taking the phones, but claimed that it was unintentional, police said. When Yannie told police that he did not attempt to return the phones, police charged him with grand theft.

A Boca Raton couple was charged with money laundering and promoting prostitution after being accused of running a highend international prostitution ring online. Federal agents arrested 44-yearold Vincent Lombardo and his 43-year-old wife, Melissa, at a home they rented in Massapequa, NY, recently. The Lombardos, who live in a 4,000 square foot home at 4876 NW 25th Way, recently moved back to Long Island to be closer to their four children. Clients from the U.S. and abroad made appointments through the website and paid hundreds per hour or thousands per day for prostitutes, according to a 34-page criminal complaint filed in New York. The website featured half-naked women in provocative poses available for hourly booking for hundreds of dollars in cities as far away as Dubai, according to the complaint. According to Aphrodite Compaions website, the prostitutes charged between $350-per-hour, to more than $3,000-a-day for a good time. They wired 30 percent to 40 percent of their proceeds to a bank account controlled by the Lombardos, who are charged with money laundering.

The latest posting on Aphrodite Companions read: “I must shut down for a few days. Pamela is a complete and utter mess. She will be back in a few days.” Prosecutors said Pamela is an alias for the Lombardos. Officials said one intercepted email to an escort refers to “groups of politicians, lawyers and many other important businessmen who are looking for companions. Dinner, mingling and intimate time is included. You will get $3,000 to $8,000.” At a recent court hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Capozzolo discussed the contents of some dicey emails obtained by the feds. The emails were between Vincent Lombardo and Diane Paladi, the mother of Lombardo’s adult son and daughter. “There's a discussion between Melissa and Diana about setting up an escort service,” Capozzolo told Magistrate Judge Steven Gold at the bail hearing. “Diane is making arrangements to pick up proceeds from escorts.” An attorney for the Lombardos said they committed no crime. “If you hook somebody up with an escort service and those two individuals make a deal with each other that’s illegal, does that implicate the arranger? We got to see what the evidence of that fact is,” defense attorney Bob DelCole said.

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By Skip Sheffield Photos by Tom Craig “A Midsummer’s Night with the Monkees” paid a visit to Boca Raton July 27 for a concert at Mizner Park Amphitheater. The Monkees for those of you too young to know were a television and performing phenomenon starting in 1966 and ending roughly in 1970. The fictional rock ‘n’ roll group was reincarnated in an animated Saturday morning television series, and reruns of the original 1966-1968 television series have been countless through the years, as have reunions of the group in various configurations. The Monkees were criticized as the “prefab four” because they were chosen through auditions by the producers and writers of the television series. Some critics claimed The Monkees did not play their instruments. Others insinuated they didn’t even do their own singing. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork had been professional singers since the early 1960s. Mickey Dolenz was a child television star (“Circus Boy”) and started playing guitar at age 10. Davy Jones was the only member who did not play a music instrument, but he had been a musical theater veteran in London and on Broadway since childhood. It was the sudden death of Davy Jones on Boca Life & Arts

Feb. 29, 2012 that prompted the surviving Monkees to bury the hatchet and reunite on a tour honoring their late band mate. Like many young aspiring rock band musicians, I was attracted to The Monkees television show because it was such an appealing fantasy. The band lived in a big, beautiful house, drove a cool George Barris custom car, and played catchy music to adoring fans. The mature Monkees have fun with their musical fantasy. Vintage video clips play throughout the concert, including vintage television commercials for such products as Kool-Aid and Kellogg’s Sugar Pops. The concert showcases the musical prowess of Peter Tork, who plays no fewer than five instruments in concert. It also showcases the song-writing talents of Michael Nesmith, called “Nez,” who is the most creatively talented. Mickey Dolenz is the most all-around talented of the lot, and a born showman. Back by a seven-piece group, The Monkees are a musical treat for all ages. The most touching moment comes when audience members are selected to sing Davy Jones’ signature tune, “Daydream Believer.” In Boca Raton it was two young girls who know all the words by heart. For a brief, magical time, we all were daydream believers. July 26, through August 1, 2013

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“Blue Jasmine” May Be Woody Allen’s Finest Woody Allen has painted a masterpiece called “Blue Jasmine.” He did not do it alone. Much of the credit goes to Australian actress Cate Blanchett, who gives the performance of a lifetime as Jasmine, a New York socialite falling to pieces. Hovering over “Blue Jasmine” is the ghost of playwright Tennessee Williams and his play “A Streetcar Named Desire,” which is about a once-affluent Southern Belle named Blanche DuBois. Many writers have pounced on the similarities of Jasmine (born Jeannette) and Blanche, but really they are quite different. Cate Blanchett knows this as well as anyone else, because she played Blanche DuBois on Broadway about five years ago. The biggest difference between the two characters is the setting. Blanche was in an idealized, fantasy-world Old South of New Orleans. Jasmine was in New York City circa the Bernie Madoff scandal. The Bernie Madoff-like character is Hal Francis, played with smarmy charm (as he does so well) by Alec Baldwin. Not only does Hal swindle gullible investors with promises of unbelievable profits, he lives high on the hog in the upper strata of Manhattan society and South Hampton smart set, with Jasmine his trophy wife. Worse, he is a serial cheater, and Jasmine refuses to acknowledge the clues. Instead she retreats farther into fantasy, babbling to herself as she descends. Cate Blanchett is a woman of extraordinarily delicate, haunting beauty, but she allows herself to look, if not ugly, then pitiful as she loses all her material possessions and fair-weather friends and is reduced to begging her hardworking adopted sister Ginger (plucky British actress Sally Hawkins) to take her in to Ginger’s modest, cluttered San Francisco apartment, which she shares with her two chubby, unruly sons and a loving but possessive boyfriend named Chili. You could call Chili, played powerfully, proudly, yet with humorous vulnerability by Bobby Cannavale, as the Stanley Kowalski character. You would be wrong. There is another character closer to Stanley Kowalski, the July 26, through August 1, 2013

brutish character who shames and ridicules Blanch DuBois, yet lusts for her, and that is Ginger’s first husband Augie, played by comedian Andrew Dice Clay. Clay’s appearance is brief, but we get the impression Augie would give his snobbish, haughty sister-in-law a toss. Not so with Chili. He truly loves Ginger, and though he is inarticulate and temperamental, as a character he is touching. “Blue Jasmine” is equal parts comedy and tragedy, but the dark side gains and ultimately wins out as we watch Jasmine in her hopeless quest to become a working member of society. Her quest becomes farcical as she takes a job as receptionist for a nerdy dentist (Michael Stuhlbarg) who has the hots for her. Perish the thought Dr. Flicker could ever get to first base. Jasmine is not above using her sex appeal in a vain attempt to restore herself to her former grandeur. When she meets preppy diplomat Dwight Westlake (Peter Sarsgaard) she pours on the charm and come-hither sex. Sadly for her Dwight is no fool. Jasmine’s lies and fabrications betray her and Dudley Do-Right explodes into righteous indignation. Woody and Cate save the best for last. “Blue Jasmine” is told in a series of flashbacks, contrasting the glittery past with the grim, increasingly hopeless present. Toward the end we glimpse the real reason Jasmine is in her predicament. In a brief cameo as Jasmine’s estranged son Danny Francis, Alden Ehrenreich cuts through the fantasy, lies and pretensions to expose Jasmine as she really is. It is not pretty. It will rip your heart out, for as unsympathetic as Jasmine is, Cate Blanchett makes us care for her and pity her and all other beautiful, superficial women who live like birds in gilded cages. “Blue Jasmine” makes you happy you are not rich like them, and for that reason it is a deeply satisfying film. One thing for sure: Cate Blanchett will be a heavy favorite at the Academy Awards. Four stars


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Just off busy Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach at 189 NE 2nd Avenue (278-7371) is Jerry Pepe’s Trattoria Italia serving traditional fare. Lorraine, Bob, Roz and this reviewer tasted the Calamari Fritti with baby squid in a spicy marianara sauce, then the Calamari alla Pepe with garlic, red pepper and white wine –nice tastes of each. The mussels in red diavolo sauce and the clams in white diavolo sauce were good size mollusks in a real spicy liquid –perky taste abounds. A must try is Meatball alla Pepe-a giant (3inch or so) meatball with homemade marinara sauce and topped with fresh ricotta cheese for a dish with superb taste – don’t miss it! 3 other appetizers grace this menu. The simple house salad-fresh and crisp had a wonderful dressing and the Caesar had a nice light tasting dressing as well! Add grilled chicken to this, if you wish. A Mozzarella Fresca con Pomodori salad is also offered. We noted there is a soup of the day, 6 pastas with a selection of 8 special sauces. We sampled a superior eggplant parmigiana – lightly fried with marinara and mozzarella with a side of penne. The basic linguini with Basilico sauce was a bit bland to our taste. This dish can be served with shrimp and should help the taste. Also, the Linguini Diavolo is available for those spice lovers. Unfortunately, the gnocchi with pesto sauce was flat tasting…Chef -take note. Other house specials include Baked Ziti, Cheese or Meat Ravioli,

Liguinni Carbonara, Spaghetti and Meatball, Piatto di Mare, Shrimp Parmigiana and Liguinni Vongole or Cozze. While Tipalia Francese offered was tempting we opt for Red Snapper Siciliano- a 10 ounce filet, egg battered and sautéed in lemon white wine sauce with artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes- this is a total success, a must try! We had Veal Medallions Limone- a nice dish followed by Veal Marsala, a fine dish as well. The winner was the Veal Francese with a lovely flavor- yes! All well served over a bed of tender angel hair. P.S. Chicken may be substituted for the veal – we’ll try next time. Sides of sausage, meatball, ravioli and broccoli are offered. Whole wheat pasta can be ordered for the health conscious. There are daily specials of entrees –some 3 or 4 each evening. The wine roster features 32 reds and 20 whites plus a couple of sparkling wines as well. Several beers of note are served. Owner and Chef Jerry Pepe offer three varied desserts nightly. We found each of his mango cobbler, his tiramisu and his old fashioned strawberry short cake to be superior desserts…Hopefully one may be on your menu when you dine. Open 6 days, closed Sunday. Hours are 5PM to 10PM. This is an intimate yet bright, modern setting-with 36 seated inside and 52 on his patio. This comfortable bistro is recommended…Go and Enjoy!

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Fire Chief Thomas R. Wood, members of Boca Raton Fire Rescue, family and friends came to 6500 Congress Avenue to honor Raul Travieso, Assistant Fire Chief of Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Department who retired after serving 39 years with the department. The ceremony brought members from other departments of the city as well as Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie and Assistant City Manager George Brown. Raul began his career in 1974 after proudly serving his country in the military. He was promoted to Lieutenant on January 25, 1988. On August 14, 1989 he became the departments Communications Lieutenant. During his first three year tenure in this position he was responsible for bringing Emergency Medical Dispatch to our dispatch center. In 1992 Raul went back to a company officers position where he stayed until December of 1999. Returning to a 40 hours position Raul served as a Fire Inspector in the Fire & Life Safety Division. On March 5, 2001 he resumed his role as Communications Lieutenant. He was promoted to Division Chief of Communications on September 30, 2003. On October 23, 2006 he was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief of the Logistics & Support Division. Finally, on October 5, 2009 Raul was transferred as Assistant Fire Chief of Administration, where he would finish his career. In 1988, Raul became one of our first Critical Incident Stress Debriefing officers. In 1991, he took additional classes and became a Hazardous Materials Technician. He was a CERT and CPR instructor. In 1994 he performed CPR while offduty where he saved the life of Mr. Donald Strassler. Continuing on his quest for knowledge Raul would earn his Associates degree in 1998. In 2007, he received high accolades for his work on 800 megahertz radio re-banding project. Also in 2007, he received a Department Innovation Award for the acquisition of our

classroom furniture. And in 2013 he received a Department Excellence award for coordinating the Holiday Gift Drive. Raul has also been instrumental in honoring many firefighters that have gone before us. It was his project to create the display cases for retiree’s badges and issue retired firefighter badges. We can also thank Raul for authoring our Department Appearance Policy which adds a professional look and standard to our department members. In 2009 Raul coordinated the 9-11 ceremony that Boca Raton hosted at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Raul took the reins of organizing our Fire Expo held on the Florida Atlantic University campus. Raul has served as the President of the Boca Raton Firefighter & Paramedic Benevolent Association and was instrumental in putting together and sharing his long term vision of creating a “Firefighter Memorial” for Boca Raton. Raul’s most lasting legacy is the Honor Guard and the Pipes & Drums. In 1992 Raul founded our Honor Guard. The Honor Guard team took a First Place win at Fire Rescue East in 1998, and many other first place wins and honors throughout the years. The team has performed at local and state events as well as traveling throughout the country. Under his expert tutelage Raul helped develop and train our award winning Fire Explorer Honor Guard Team. Raul has served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Fire Service Honor Guard Association since 2003 and has been instrumental in helping to write protocols for Firefighter Line of Duty Death Services. In August he started the Pipes & Drums Corps which continues to grow and gain notoriety throughout the state. Raul’s accomplishments are a fitting tribute to his years of dedicated service to the department and our community. He leaves a lasting legacy that will be seen at every event and ceremony. Raul is a leader, a mentor, and a friend that will be truly missed.

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Creating Energy Through Teamwork

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A revolution is taking place in the world of business. Around the world, companies are starting to restructure around “crossfunctional teams.” Managers are capitalizing on a basic fact of human behavior: People are more creative and more productive when they work together. For some business leaders, this idea of worker synergy and productivity seems new, but actually it has been around for a while. In fact, several thousand years ago, the Bible stated it this way: “Two can accomplish more than twice as much as one, for the results can be much better. If one falls, the other pulls him up; but if a man falls when he is alone, he’s in trouble” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10). However, just putting a group of people together does not make a team. They must learn how to relate to each other and work together effectively. They must be trained in team-building skills. If you are a part of a team at work, or if you’d like to increase the productivity of yourself and those you work with, I suggest you discuss and agree to practice these six energy-creating principles: • Emphasize the best in each other. People blossom with affirmation. They will not flourish, however, under constant criticism. A good guideline is to strive to give more strokes than pokes. Every time you succeed at doing this, you increase the value of the team. • Never try to control each

other. Many people like to control what is being done and those who are doing it, but exerting extreme control is generally counterproductive. There are many ways to play the control game: “Interrogator” –controlling through questions. “Intimidator” – controlling through anger. “Martyr” – controlling through guilt. “Aloof ” – controlling through apathy and/or passivity. • Encourage the free flow of ideas. Never try to create or solicit ideas and evaluate them at the same time. To do so will dry up team creativity. Let the participants have fun, and join in it yourself ! Value everyone’s opinion, even when you disagree with them. • Replace competition with cooperation. To build a team, you need to foster a cooperative spirit, not a competitive environment. Your competition is found at another business, not in your office. Help every person and every department to see and understand the big picture – your overall goals – so they will realize and appreciate how their part helps the whole company. • Give away what you have… and watch it multiply! This is a spiritual law that really works. Whatever you need more of – energy, ideas, authority – whatever you have and desire to increase, learn to share it with others on your team. You will inevitably receive more back. Yield the credit to others. Remember that you’re a team!

© 2011, Purpose Driven Life. All rights reserved. Adapted from a column by Dr. Rick Warren, the author of numerous books, including the highly acclaimed, The Purpose-Drive Life, which has been translated into many languages and sold throughout the world. It affirms the importance of having a carefully considered, clearly expressed purpose to guide everyday life. It has been named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th Century. He also has written The PurposeDriven Church.

Q In 2004, my husband and I almost 40%. entered into a verbal, partial marital Do you think I will owe him settlement agreement. We agreed alimony, even though we verbally to divide, equally, all of our financial agreed that there would be no accounts, including our joint and alimony? If the condominium sells, separate brokerage accounts, and can the judge now give him more retirement accounts, and the money than half the proceeds, to help him we could get from selling our support himself ? condominium. A Contracts between husbands We also agreed that neither and wives are viewed under the same of us would be responsible to pay body of law applicable to commercial alimony to the other, as we were contracts. Contracts, which are to be both retired, and were receiving an performed within a year, do not have equal amount of the marital assets. to be in writing, but contracts, which We were each eligible to receive contemplate performance over more about equal sums of social security. than a year, must be in writing. Neither of us hired an attorney to Additionally, contracts assist us in reaching the agreement. calling for the purchase or sale We had, and still have the of real estate must be in writing. condominium in Boca Raton, which Under the marital law statute, any my husband agreed to live in until it agreement to waive alimony must be was sold. He also agreed to pay all in writing, and be very specific. of the carrying charges, as he was The first thing that you going to be the only one living there. should do is look back over any Because of what was at that correspondence between you and time a rising real estate market, we your husband from the time of the delayed in selling the condominium, agreement in the form of letters, which is now worth about half of written notes, or e-mails. A series of what it was worth earlier. We never such writings can be strung together got divorced, but I have recently and be the written contract. filed. Contract law states that During the intervening an exception to the rules requiring years, I was much more successful in some contracts to be in writing is investing my share of the financial performance. If the actions required accounts that he was. He lost by a verbal agreement have been money in the market when it was performed, the requirement for going up. The cost of maintaining the writing can be over come. In the apartment ate up much of his your case, it appears that even in remaining capital. He and his lawyer the absence of any writing the now claim alimony, saying that distribution of you financial assets he cannot pay for his own upkeep would be upheld, whether or not it or even the taxes, insurance and was to be completed within a year. maintenance on the condominium, The alimony question is now without a mortgage. problematic, but as it appears you I have been living off my hardly have enough money to interest and dividends, but that can support yourself, at present, your only support me. We have had the liability might not exist or be very condo on the market for some time small. with no results. Its value has fallen Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Education and Specialization of The Florida Bar as a specialist in family and matrimonial law and is a partner with Shapiro Blasi Wasserman & Gora P.A. in Boca Raton. Mr. Gora can be reached at

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Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. Names Senior NASA Space Flight Team Member to Management Team By Wire Services BOCA RATON, Fla - Michael Wiskerchen has joined the senior management team at Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc., as vice president, Spaceflight Operations, company officials have announced. Wiskerchen, an internationally recognized senior member of the NASA space flight team, will be responsible for the organization and management of ZGSI’s upcoming International Space Station (ISS) space flight program. He will build upon the Company’s IP and research from six previous NASA-enabled flights to the ISS. “Dr. Wiskerchen’s years of handson experiences in flying NASA’s scientific missions and his initial efforts to commercialize the use of the ISS makes him uniquely qualified to assist our Company in facilitating

and accomplishing our commercial business objectives,” said Richard Godwin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Boca Raton based Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. Wiskerchen has spent the last several years developing public/ private partnerships involving spacerelated research and commercial programs on the ISS. During his time at NASA Wiskerchen served as program scientist for the space shuttle STS9 mission (Spacelab 1). He was an integral part of the international team for the operational design of the ISS. More recently he facilitated the formation of the Biotechnology Space Research Alliance, a public/private partnership to stimulate research and commercial utilization on the ISS. “ZGSI is in an ideal position to take advantage of emerging

capabilities that are critical to the successful utilization of the ISS for research and commercial ventures,” Wiskerchen said. “The first is the appearance of several commercial space transportation companies that provide essential access to and from space. The second is the transition from a government-managed space laboratory to one managed and operated by non-profit and/or commercial entities.” Wiskerchen said he is pleased to be part of the team assembled by Zero Gravity Solutions, which has the scientific, space operations and business financial experience to monetize the company’s scientific achievements in a weightless environment. Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. is a zero gravity biotechnology company whose mission is to commercialize, industrialize and monetize the unique

capabilities of the ISS platform and low earth orbit. The Company is developing advances in plant, animal and human biology based on intellectual property derived from multiple experiments on the International Space Station. The Company owns Intellectual Property that is aimed at developing and producing large volumes of novel stem cells with unique and beneficial characteristics in a microgravity environment, without Genetic Modification techniques, which can then be patented for commercial sale to third parties in the agricultural and medical markets. ZGSI is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida with offices and/or operations in Naperville, Illinois and Stevensville, Maryland. Information on the Company can be viewed on www.

OfficeMax, Office Depot Provide Merger Update: Companies Gain Momentum in Integration Planning BOCA RATON - Office supply companies Office Depot Inc. and OfficeMax Inc. provided an update on their planned merger, including naming a new co-leader of the integration process and reaffirming expectations of recognizing up to $600 million in savings by joining forces. The office supply companies revealed their plan to combine in February in a deal the market has anticipated for years and analysts touted as beneficial to the whole sector, including market leader Staples Inc. Both companies continue to partner closely with The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm that was retained in May to provide integration support. BCG has helped global and multinational clients integrate hundreds of mergers and acquisitions in the last five years. The integration planning process has made significant progress since being launched in May: • An Integration Management Office has been established to guide dayto-day integration design and planning, ensure interdependencies and risks are identified, and make certain that mitigation plans are developed. The IMO has created an overall integration methodology and schedule, with clear governance guidelines. • Twelve integration planning teams, co-led by senior leaders of both companies, have been formed with the goal of ensuring business continuity, customer and talent retention and synergy attainment. These teams have completed team charters, identified Day One priorities and action plans, and developed detailed workplans for their functional

areas. These teams are in the process of identifying the critical initiatives to execute after closing in order to deliver the expected synergies and begin integrating the companies; identifying best practices within the respective companies; and designing an operating model and organizational structure for the combined company. • Five integration platform teams have been established and are executing detailed workplans to support the IMO and integration planning teams with project management, synergy development, communications, change management and talent management. • This collective integration team, comprised of more than 150 seasoned leaders from both companies and with the support of a dedicated BCG team, has extensive industry and functional expertise, broad experience in the design and development of efficiency capture programs, and integration planning expertise for mergers of varying scale. Based on their integration planning work to date, the companies reaffirmed confidence in their ability to realize $400$600 million of total annual cost synergies by the end of the third year following the close of the merger, with synergies categorized as follows: • Purchasing Efficiencies: An estimated total of $130-$200 million in synergies are expected to come from purchasing efficiencies related to the combined cost of goods sold, including vendor optimization and SKU harmonization. • Supply Chain: Approximately $70-$100 million in estimated synergies are expected to result from combining

the North American supply chains. The companies believe that supply chain network optimization, along with transportation and delivery efficiencies, will generate these significant savings. • Advertising and Marketing: The companies estimate savings in the range of $70-$100 million from advertising and marketing efficiencies. A substantial amount of these savings are expected to result from reducing duplicative efforts in weekly inserts, media and catalogs. • Selling, General and Administrative: An estimated $130-$200 million in savings is expected to result from sales and support function efficiencies and standardization of processes. The companies believe approximately one third of the $400-$600 million range of synergies are achievable in the first year following the close of the merger. The companies also reiterated their expectation to incur approximately $350450 million in one-time costs, including transaction expenses, and approximately $200 million in capital investment to achieve the cost synergies. With the recently announced departure of Bruce Besanko, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of OfficeMax, co-leadership of the integration planning process will transition fully to Steve Parsons, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of OfficeMax. A member of the executivelevel Integration Steering Committee, Mr. Parsons has a strong experience base in integration planning for mergers of varying complexity and scale, up to and including multi-billion-dollar transactions, prior to joining OfficeMax.

Mr. Parsons will partner with Mike Newman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Office Depot, who continues in his co-leadership role. “We recognize that the synergy benefits are an important part of the shareholder value that is being created from this merger and I’m very pleased with the tangible momentum of the integration planning process so far,” said Neil Austrian, chairman and CEO of Office Depot. “The talent and dedication of the teams working on the integration give us confidence that the combined company will deliver on our promise to build a stronger, more efficient competitor positioned to meet the growing challenges of a rapidly changing industry. We remain optimistic that the merger will close by the end of the 2013 calendar year, and we continue to work cooperatively with the FTC as it conducts its review of the proposed combination.” “We are extremely pleased with the progress we are making in our integration planning, which will ensure a smooth transition for all of our stakeholders and allow us to begin capturing identified cost synergies starting on Day One,” said Ravi Saligram, president and CEO of OfficeMax. “True to the spirit of our merger of equals structure, objective decisions aimed at identifying the best systems and processes for the combined company are being made at an appropriate pace. I have been particularly impressed with the expertise and collaboration demonstrated by integration team members of both companies, and my confidence level in attainment of our synergies is even higher now.” July 26, through August 1, 2013

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Boca Grove Implements ezLocator Pin Management Technology

Boca Grove, a premier golf and tennis club in Boca Raton, Fla., has implemented ezLocator, a unique pin management technology designed to help golf courses manage the placement of pins more efficiently. Those who play the beautiful Jim Fazio designed 18-hole course at Boca Grove are now provided with diversity of hole placements, a "tour quality" pin sheet and an enhanced, tournament-like playing experience. In addition, ezLocator creates a variety of hole locations in advance and helps Boca Grove maintain pristine green conditions. As an alternative to the pin sheet, golfers can easily view the pin location for each hole by downloading the ezLocator application for iPhone or Android smart phones. "This program allows flexibility and variety for our pin locations. It

ensures a pleasant golf experience for our members and guests on a daily basis," said Chad Kurmel, Director of Golf at Boca Grove. "ezLocator allows the golf course maintenance staff to be more accurate in pin locations. It also utilizes the entire green to alleviate turf wear and will benefit the greens in the long run," said Dan Green, Director of Golf Course Maintenance at Boca Grove. Without hesitation, the crown jewel of the sprawling Boca Grove community is the enviable, 18-hole, Jim Fazio designed championship golf course. The course makeover, which was completed in November 2011, features luscious fairways and abundant scenic beauty. With no tee times, golfers are afforded the freedom of playing when it best fits their schedule. @crankuptheheat /crankuptheheat @crankuptheheat Business News

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The 2013 New York Cosmos got off on the right foot Aug. 3 in front of a sold-out building at Hofstra University's Shuart Stadium, beating the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on a goahead goal from Alessandro Noselli in the final minutes. On a night in which 11,929 “Cosmos Country” fans came out to honor players from the club’s past -including Pele, Carlos Alberto and the late Giorgio Chinaglia -- the capacity crowd was also provided with a look into the future of the iconic franchise. “For us, what we wish for this team, is we want them to be very proud of history but we don’t want them to be burdened with our legacy. We want them to create their own identity and I

think we saw the first step,” said Shep Messing, former Cosmos goalie and current soccer analyst. The Cosmos took the first lead on a Peri Maroševi goal just before halftime, as Maroševi found himself alone in front of Strikers’ goalkeeper Richard Sanchez following a long crossing pass and a header that Maroševi was able to corral and slip past Sanchez. The Strikers evened the score in the 73rd minute when midfielder Walter Restrepo’s header soared over Cosmos goalkeeper Kyle Reynish. The second half featured more physical play, resulting in a handful of scrums between players. “Today’s match was a complicated one, like all of them will be in this

Lynn Men’s Golf Sees Two Garner All-America Scholar Accolades By Chad Beattie Lynn University’s men’s golf team saw two of its members garner Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar accolades as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Roberto Francioni became the fourth player in program history to become a two-time All-American Scholar while Ernesto Vitienes earns his first recognition. This marks the second consecutive year the Fighting Knights have with at least one selection and 10th time overall. To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/ Srixon All-America Scholar status, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 78.0 in Division II and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good

standing at his college or university. A senior from Zurich, Switzerland, Francioni was second on the team with a 73.83 stroke average and five top-10 finishes while competing in 11 tournaments. He was a threetime Sunshine State Conference Honor Roll recipient and earned AllAmerica Scholar honors last season. Vitienes is a junior from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, who tallied a 74.8 stroke average over 11 tournaments. A two-time SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection, he set career-bests in rounds played while logging his first two career top-10 finishes. Ten men’s golfers from the SSC were selected All-America Scholars out of 57 at the NCAA Division II level and 152 in total from all three NCAA divisions. Florida Southern led the way for the SSC contingent with four picks while Lynn and Rollins placed two on the squad. Barry and Florida Tech rounded out the conference’s representatives with one selection each.

league. From the very beginning, they made it hard for us, but eventually our team started moving the ball more quickly. That was the key for us,” said Cosmos Coach Giovanni Savarese. In the final minutes of stoppage time, Alessandro Noselli, who was denied on an in-close scoring chance earlier in the second half, directed a header past Sanchez to seal the win for the Cosmos. “[Noselli] is a striker, a player who we know what he’s capable of. He scored in Italy for many years. He was very smart reading the play and being able to put it in dramatically at the end,” Savarese noted. The Cosmos sent a total of 16 shots -- with half landing on goal -- toward the Strikers’ 19-year-old goaltender, who kept Fort Lauderdale in the game (the Strikers only managed two shots on goal) and earned praise from his coach, Gunter Kronsteiner. “We have a great keeper I can tell you this right now. You saw his play today. He can make it very big,” said Kronsteiner. The Cosmos returned to the North American Soccer League (NASL) after a nearly 30-year hiatus, though

the club’s brand managed to resonate throughout the soccer world even in its absence. “I travel all over the world. Tomorrow I go from here to China. Every place I go, people ask me about the New York Cosmos,” said Cosmos legend Carlos Alberto. Current Cosmos players were also well aware of the legacy associated with the Cosmos name and its fans, both past and present. “It’s an honor to play for this club. It was an incredible atmosphere. As players it gives you the extra push. We want to thank all the fans and we’re just happy that we could get the three points. That’s what we’re here to do -- to continue the Cosmos tradition and win games,” said Cosmos defender Carlos Mendes, a native of nearby Mineola, N.Y. With the win, Alberto, a three-time NASL champion, had a clear message for Cosmos Country. “Believe in the New York Cosmos. We don’t want to compete with other sports in this place; we have our sport. What we want is for people to believe that we’re going to create a great team here,” Alberto said.

Lynn Swimming Adds One New Swimmer BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University head swimming coach Niki Alvarez has bolstered her lineup with the announcement Magdalena Baranowska has signed for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Baranowska is the first butterflier for the Fighting Knights and will compete in the 50 and 100-yard butterfly as well as the 50 and 100yard freestyle. “We gave up so many points last year due to the fact we did not have a butterflier that Magdalena [Baranowska] is really going to round out an already talented squad,” said the second-year head coach. “She is going to turn some heads the first time she competes as her power in the pool and her drive to succeed is great. Teamed with Thalie Carmigniani, Julia Pedersen and Tyne Potgieter, our relay team is going to be tough to go up against.” A freshman out of Warsaw, Poland, Baranowska participated

in three events during the 201213 season but saw her best results come at the short course Grand Prix Puchar in February of 2013. She claimed second place overall in the 50m Free with a time of 26.80, third place in the 50m Fly with a time of 28.76, seventh in the 200m Medley (2:26.88) and 11th in the 200m Free (2:10.00). Baranowska also is a member of the 4x100m long course relay team which holds the Polish record time of 3:49.86 set at the 2008 European Juniors. Last year with only six swimmers, the Fighting Knights finished 26th at the NCAA Division II National Championship. Thalie Carmigniani and Tyne Potgieter earned multiple medals at the Sunshine State Conference Championship and garnered AllAmerica recognition by finishing in the top-16 in the 400 IM, 200 backstroke and 100 breaststroke.

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Greg Oden Picks Miami; What Can HEAT Fans Expect from the Former No. 1 Pick?

By: Brett Lerner Greg Oden has announced he will sign with the Miami HEAT. The deal is for two years at the league minimum with a player option for the second year. Other interested teams included New Orleans, Dallas, San Antonio, and Sacramento. To begin, words of caution. Greg Oden was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Portland Trailblazers. He was thought by many to be the next great big man of the league, but a multitude of knee injuries resulting in surgeries kept him from living up to his potential, eventually being cut by Portland. He last played in NBA game 1,355 days ago. One cannot expect him to come out and be an All-Star caliber player right away. It will take time, but if he can stay healthy it could be one of the best cheap signings in NBA history. Getting Oden to sign for the league minimum was another genius move by Pat Riley. The second year, as stated above, is a player option. If Oden has a great year, one would expect him to opt out of that second year in order to try to get a more lucrative contract


with Miami or elsewhere. If he doesn’t have any major setbacks but still doesn’t develop back to his former self, or close to it, he can choose to keep this deal one more year to hone his skills under a smaller contract with less pressure. Just how did Riley convince Oden to take a deal at the minimum when other teams seemed to be offering more? Oden spoke about it himself. “Obviously the chance to play with the best player in the world and compete for a championship was a big selling point,” Oden said. “But more than that, what I really liked was how they thought I could really add something to their team. They’ve won back-to-back championships without me, so for them to pursue me as hard as they did meant a lot, especially given all that I’ve gone through.” Oden obviously loved feeling wanted by a team that has been the best in the world for two straight years. Not to mention Oden impressed at workouts he did for multiple teams up near his home in Indianapolis. Former HEAT player and current scout Tim Hardaway even went as far as to say that if the team did get Oden to sign with them, that they would secure a third straight championship. Another NBA executive mentioned that he looks great and is moving well. If HEAT fans go into this with low expectations, this could pan out to be one of the greatest moves in franchise history. Why? It can’t hurt the club’s chances at retaining LeBron James next summer, but it can certainly help should Oden even perform at 70% of his former self when he came out of Ohio State. And at this point, everything the team does is for that sole purpose.

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