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“First Lady” Gloria Drummond Turned Tragedy into Triumph in Creating Important Community Asset

BOCA RATON, FL – December 11, 2011 – Gloria Drummond, who in 1962 began a journey that turned personal tragedy into a community triumph with the founding of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, died on Saturday, December 10th after a prolonged illness. She was 81 years of age. Ms. Drummond, who had been inducted into the Boca Raton Historical Society’s Walk of Recognition and was a recipient of the Sun– Sentinel’s Publisher Award, moved from Michigan to Boca Raton with her hus-

band and four children in the 1950’s. In April of 1962, her daughter Debra, nine, and son, Randall, three, were poisoned by tainted milk. The children died upon reaching the nearest hospital, ten miles away in Boynton Beach. Both Gloria and her husband, along with many residents of Boca Raton, believed the children could have lived had there been a hospital nearby. Thus began the saga that would culminate in what came to be known as the “Miracle on Meadows Road”…Boca Raton Community Hospital.

Through Gloria’s steadfast commitment and leadership, she formed the DebbieRand Foundation in memory of their deceased children and to spearhead efforts to establish a hospital in the immediate area. As a fundraising arm, Gloria invited a group of local women to start what would become the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League. Over the next five years, the group would grow from 18 to over 700 members and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through a variety of projects and special events


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FAU, Chamber plans upcoming events in Boca FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Events: Tuesday, December 13 through Saturday, February 11 Exhibition: Figured Spaces: Selections from the John Morrissey Collection Schmidt Gallery, FAU Boca Raton Hours: Tues – Fri, 1-4 p.m.; Sat, 1-5 p.m. Free Twelve artists present 40 works including paintings, drawings and photographs. Information: 561-297-2661 Thursday, December 15, 5pm - 8pm.; Friday, December 16, 10am - 5pm; Saturday, December 17, 10am - 5pm FAU Potters’ Guild Holiday Show and Sale Ritter Gallery, FAU Boca Raton Campus, 777 Glades Road Free Information: 561-297-3870 Saturday, December 17, 5 p.m. Tuba Christmas Celebration Mizner Park, Boca Raton Free

561-297-3853 Saturday, December 17, 7:30 p.m. Concert: Klezmer East Hanukkah Concert with Paul Green University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton Tickets: $10 or 1-800-564-9539 The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the following events: LEADS GROUP 2 at the Chamber When: Thursday, December 15 / 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. LEADS GROUP 1 at the Chamber When: Tuesday, December 21 / 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The January Membership Breakfast sponsored by St. Andrew’s School - will be on Thursday, January 12 at The Club at Boca Pointe. Due to venue requirements, registration for this breakfast will END on January 5th. No walk-ins will be permitted, so register today.

ranging from bake sales to the establishment of a thrift shop. These efforts served as the seed money for the building of the new hospital. When Boca Raton Community Hospital finally opened in June of 1967, the League was ready to provide volunteers and to continue raising funds to support Hospital initiatives. Over the years, Ms. Drummond had maintained a steadfast commitment to the League and played an instrumental role in its growth to more than 1,100 volunteers supporting over 60 departments in the Hospital. Since its inception, the DebbieRand Memorial Service League has contributed more than $28.8 million and an amazing two million volunteer hours to the institution. “Gloria Drummond’s passion to see something good come out of devastating personal tragedy is one of the most compelling stories our community has ever witnessed,” said Debbie Leising, current President of the League. “Not only was she the driving force behind the creation of our Hospital, she also established and nurtured the development of one of the largest and most effective volunteer service and fundraising organizations in healthcare today.” In August of 2010 and to celebrate Gloria’s 80th, the Hospital changed its name from Boca Raton Community Hospital to Boca Raton

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Regional Hospital. According to officials, the change was made to better convey the Hospital’s growing capabilities and footprint as an advanced, tertiary medical center. Ms. Drummond was to be honored at the Hospitals 50th Annual Ball on January 21st, which will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the fundraising efforts that resulted in the creation of Boca Raton Community Hospital. “All of us are greatly saddened that Gloria will not be with us at that time,” said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO of Boca Regional. “Yet we will need to go no further than a drive on Meadows Road to see the dream, determination and dedication that was Gloria Drummond.”


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Boca Fire Rescue receives artifact from World Trade Center BOCA RATON -Boca Raton Fire Chief Tom Wood took possession of an artifact from the World Trade Center during a ceremony Dec. 9. Division Chief Ray Altman from Boynton Beach Fire Rescue and Ray Lebowitz, deputy director of the “We Will Never Forget Foundation,” were led into the auditorium at 6500 Congress Avenue by the Boca Raton Pipe and Drum Corp where they presented a piece of steel taken from Ground Zero

to Fire Chief Tom Wood. Boca Raton Fire Rescue received the last piece of steel available for organizations to display. The steel, about the size of a text book is stamped with “WTC 9 11”.  This official piece will have its final resting place at the 6500 Building in the Fire Administration Offices on the second floor.  The steel will be displayed in a specially built case which is set to be completed by mid January.   

From left are Fire Chief Tom Wood, Public Information Officer Frank Correggio and Division Chief Ray Altman.

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Sparkling crystal awards presented to honorees at St. Jude Gala

Story, photos by Barbara McCormick BOCA RATON -- St. Jude Catholic Church of Boca Raton recently honored a group of outstanding individuals who positively impact the lives of others in the parish and in the community at the 19th Annual Gala. The impressive affair was celebrated in the Crystal Ballroom of the Delray Beach Marriott Hotel. The evening’s festivities included a social hour, dinner, dancing and live entertainment by the Nello Masci Orchestra. Designer leather handbags and exclusive travel opportunities dominated the raffle prize offer-

ings. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Crystal Cross Awards by St. Jude’s new pastor, Very

Rev. Michael Kissane and Honorary Chairs Kathy and Ron Assaf . The Christine E Lynn Mt. Carmel Award was pre-

From left, honorees Michael & Janna Chiappetta, Susan Lawton and Father Michael T. Driscoll.

sented to Very Reverend Michael T. Driscoll,O.Carm. for his dedication to St. Jude Parish since 1994. Janna & Michael Chiappetta received the Ronald G. Assaf Benefactors Award for their generous contributions to St. Jude Church and the New Parish Family Life Center. The St. Jude Special Recognition Award honored Susan Lawton for her talents and loyalty as an administrator at St. Jude School.   Speeches given by Rosemary Krieger and Albert Johnson highlighted the 16-year career of the Very Rev. Michael T. Driscoll. A standing ovation followed the special tribute.   

From left are Father Michael Kissane; Kathy & Ron Assaf, honorary chairs and Father Michael Driscoll. New this year was a fes- attending the annual gala. All proceeds from event tive table of confections, set out for guests to fill gift bags benefitted programs at St. with their favorite candies as Jude Parish. a take-home thank you for

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Don’t worry, bee happy… be safe BOCA RATON – Members of Boca Raton Fire Rescue Explorer Post # 315 learned a valuable lesson about bees. F i r e f i g h t e r / Pa r a medic Bob Lemons gave a lecture on Africanized Honey Bees. Firefighter Lemons, a bee keeper, taught Explorers about honey bees, what to look for and what to do if they or anyone they know comes in contact with these deadly bees. Lemons dispelled myths, showed proper equipment firefighters use when approaching an active hive and explained how these bees came to south Florida. As an added bonus Firefighter Lemons brought in honey bees from his own hives. Fire Explorers meet every week for classroom and hands-on training. Continuing education is an important part of the Explorer program.

Boca Firefighter Bob Lemons, a bee keeper, gives a lecture on Africanized Honey Bees to members of Boca Raton Fire Rescue Explorer Post # 315.

Emily Accardo of Boca Raton celebrated her 100th birthday on December 9th 2011 She was born in New York City and lived there until 2004 when she moved to Florida. She was a wife and mother, but also worked for Continental Insurance company retiring in 1976. She has one son Lenny, who lives in Highland Beach and two grand daughters Christine and Lauren. She has three great grandsons: Max, Luca & Dylan and a fourth one coming in March. The party was held at Abe & Louie’s in Boca.

Seated: Emily Accardo and Louisa Cianciaroso Front Row: Ruth & Izzy Simon, Fay Zucker, Annie Weingarten, Rae DePalma, Marcia Stein, Ruth Kearns and Martha Ferris. Back Row: Jean Bennett, Mark Kantrowitz, Richard Bennett, Jill & Lenny Accardo.

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North Pole Village in Boca benefits Hospice by the Sea

BOCA RATON -- Santa’s North Pole Village in Boca Raton, featuring more than 180 brightly lit houses and Santa Claus visits on select days, is now open to the public through Jan. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.The house is located at 1498 SW 2nd Street,

Boca Raton. For the past 2 years, Boca Raton resident Lance Liebl has assembled a miniature village in his home to bring delight to children with donations benefiting Hospice by the Sea, Inc.

Santa Claus with Colton Liebl and Joan Liebl.

Some of the 180 decorated houses at the display.

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Civil Air Patrol Cadets win in local VFW Post Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen Contests Since 2004 Civil Air Patrol Cadets from the Boca Raton Composite Squadron have participated and placed in the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) premier scholarship contests. “Is there pride in serving in our military” was the topic of the VFW 2011-12 Voice of Democracy contest for high school students. The middle school VFW Patriot Pen topic question was “Are you proud of your country.” Each year more than 100,000 students compete for scholarships and incentives. Each contestant submitted both a written and recorded patriotic speech. Judges awarded points for originality, content and delivery. VFW Post 10556 recognized their high school Voice of Democracy Civil Air Patrol cadet winners. Taking 1st place fifteenyear-old Atlantic Community High School sophomore and Boca Raton Composite Squadron Cadet Commander, Zackery Macdonald was awarded a $500 US Savings Bond. West Boca Raton Community High School junior, Cadet Airman Michael Mannino placed 3rd and took home a $100 US Savings Bond. Mannino researched military surveys as to reasons enlistees join the military and the number one answer was “Pride” in being able to serve their country. Boca Civil Air Patrol middle school cadets took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places and VFW Post 10556 awarded US Savings Bonds to these teenagers. Cadet Senior Airman Hudson Rickard, received $200 for 1st place, Cadet Airman First Class Daniel Henao $100 for 2nd and Cadet Senior Airman

Miller Caldwell $50 for 3rd. Cadet Rickard explained that the military protects our rights. Quoting the Declaration of Independence Cadet Henao echoes that sentiment in his essay, stating “I thank this country for letting me live here because I come from Colombia and hoping to become a great citizen. (of the USA)” Cadet participants of these contests get the opportunity to read their patriot essays at Veterans Day and Memorial Day events. This year at the Veterans Memorial Park ceremony, twelve year old Miller Caldwell told the crowd why he was proud of his country stating that, “America is a strong and powerful nation,” and that “Our Strength isn’t found

father before him. Both of my brothers are enrolled in a Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps in high school. I am currently serving in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program.” The squadron also recognized veterans at Stratford Court, a Boca Raton senior living community. After presenting the Colors, several cadets were given the opportunity to present their VFW Voice of Democracy speeches. Cadet Staff Sergeant Johann Douglas told the audience, “I am currently a cadet in the Civil Air Patrol and plan to be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the United States Air Force after college. When I do finally put on my uniform and take my oath to “defend the Constitution of the United States

Boca Raton Composite Squadron Cadets win awards in VFW Post 10556 Patriot Pen and Voice of Democracy contests. L-R C/A1C Daniel Henao – 2nd place Patriot Pen C/SrA Hudson Rickard – 1st place Patriot Pen VFW Post 10556 Contest Coordinator Barry Goldin C/2dLt Zackery Macdonald – 1st place Voice of Democracy C/Amn Michael Mannino – 3rd place Voice of Democracy in our numbers but in our resolve.” He further explains, “I come from a family with a long line of proud service in the military. My father was in the US Navy, as was his father and his

against all enemies, foreign and domestic” I will do so with pride in my heart; just as all the service members past and present have done before me.” Cadet Airman First

Class Juliana Mora explains that there is pride in serving in the military “…because you know that you have done better than the rest. You have endured the hardships, the training, and the war. You are also part of something bigger than yourself, and you are placing the well-being of the United States above your personal wants and needs.” The audience also heard from 1st place winner Cadet Second Lieutenant Zackery Macdonald. He said, “The inspiration I have taken from my grandfather, who served in World War II and received a purple heart for his valor on D-Day, is something I live my life by. His legacy is a main driving force upon which I live my life and set my goals. His life was a life of pride. His service is a perfect example of the pride that was and still is a vital part of the United States Military.” VFW Post 10556 Scholarship Coordinator, Past Post and District 3 Commander Barry Goldin stated, “The VFW is extremely interested in promoting patriotism and Americanism among the country’s youth and I was so pleased with the quality and number of submissions the Post received this year. Each of these young people has an impressive resume. They are all outstanding students, leaders and active volunteers in their schools and community. They set excellent examples of citizenship which all of us should follow.” Civil Air Patrol, the official Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with almost 60,000 volunteer members nationwide. It performs

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Senior Airman Miller Caldwell, VFW Post 10556 3rd place Patriot Pen winner, delivered his speech at Veteran Day Ceremony. 98% of continental U.S. in- 7935 or dbmac1@msn. land search and rescue mis- com. Check out Civil Air sions as tasked by the Air Patrol websites: www.goForce Rescue Coordination; www. Center. Volunteers also; www.group6cap. perform homeland securi- org; ty, disaster relief and counVFW website: www. ter drug missions at the re- quest of federal, state and Post 10556 is located at local agencies. The mem- Veterans’ Memorial Park bers take a leading role in on Palmetto Park Road in aerospace education and West Boca Raton. serve as mentors to the alPost 10556 address: most 25,000 young people 9400 Palmetto Park Road, currently participating in Se. 2, Boca Raton, FL CAP cadet programs. CAP 33428-2902 has been performing misThe post is generally sions for America for more open 6 days from 10 AM than 60 years. -2:00 PM. Meetings are For information: on the 3rd Saturday of the The Boca Raton Com- month. Refreshments are posite Squadron meets on served at 9:00, followed by Tuesday evenings from a business meeting at 10:00 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the AM. Post 10556 phone: Civil Air Patrol building at 561-477-2779 Emails adBoca Raton Airport. For dresses: post10556@flvfw. more information about org and vfwpost10556@ CAP or our Squadron call or email Squadron ComCommander is mander 1st Lt. Douglas Charles Epstein Home Macdonald at (561)-251- phone:561-487-2721

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Boca Raton CERT graduates are ready for action

BOCA RATON --Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services held its graduation and mock drill for CERT Class 2011-02 on Dec. 6. The Community Emergency Response Team added 17 new members. As part of graduation, a mock drill was held, with 18 victims of a hurricane that touched down at 800 Banyan Trail. CERT members worked together and performed search and rescue, triage, fire suppression and established a medical treatment area. The drill lasted about one hour with the team using the skills they learned from the 9 week training program to locate, transport and treat each victim. CERT trains its members to respond and assist when a hurricane, tornado or man made disaster strikes and the fire department is inundated or will have a delay in response.

CERT training also helps students handle minor emergencies that hap-

more than 600 participants in the CERT program.

pen day to day. To date, Boca Raton has trained

For more information or to find out how to register for CERT, contact Catherine Vanden Broeck, volunteer coordinator for the city of Boca Raton at 561-393-7770. The class is free and space is limited. After completion participants will receive over $100 worth of CERT gear free.

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A lesson in what Hanukkah is all about I’ve written a number of columns recently about the Christmas season. That’s the holiday I celebrate and always have. But Hanukkah is very important to most of the Jewish community and I don’t mean to do that event a disservice by failing to mention it. I grew up in a very Christian area of the country and never really learned the background of Hanukkah until arriving in South Florida. Actually, I seem to remember a skit on Saturday Night Live years ago when Gilda Radner told the ancient story of the oil and the lamps, and how the lamps remained lit long after the oil should have run out. So, I delved further. Hanukkah this year began on Dec. 9 and ends Dec. 16. Actually, it starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November-late December on the secular calendar. In Hebrew, the word “Hanukkah” means “dedication.” The name reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem fol-

lowing the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E. In 168 B.C.E. the Jewish Temple was seized by Syrian-Greek soldiers and dedicated to the worship of the god Zeus. This upset the Jewish people, but many were afraid to fight back for fear of reprisals. Then in 167 B.C.E. the Syrian-Greek emperor Antiochus made the observance of Judaism an offense punishable by death. He also ordered all Jews to worship Greek gods. Jewish resistance began in the village of Modiin, near Jerusalem. Greek soldiers forcibly gathered the Jewish villages and told them to bow down to an idol, then eat the flesh of a pig – both practices that are forbidden to Jews. A Greek officer ordered Mattathias, a High Priest, to acquiesce to their demands, but Mattathias refused. When another villager stepped forward and offered to cooperate on Mattathias’ behalf, the High Priest became outraged. He drew his sword and killed the villager, then turned on the Greek officer and killed him too. His five sons and the other villagers then attacked

the remaining soldiers, killing all of them. Mattathias and his family went into hiding in the mountains, where other Jews wishing to fight against the Greeks joined them. Eventually they succeeded in retaking their land from the Greeks. These rebels became known as the Maccabees, or Hasmoneans. Once the Maccabees had regained control they returned to the Temple in Jerusalem. By this time it had been spiritually defiled by being used for the worship of foreign gods and also by practices such as sacrificing swine. Jewish troops were determined to purify the Temple by burning ritual oil in the Temple’s menorah for eight days. But to their dismay, they discovered that there was only one day’s worth of oil left in the Temple. They lit the menorah anyway and to their surprise the small amount of oil lasted the full eight days. This is the miracle of the Hanukkah oil that is celebrated every year when Jews light a special menorah known as a Hanukkiyah for eight days. One candle is lit on the first night of Hanukkah,


two on the second, and so on, until eight candles are lit. My sources tell me Hanukkah is one of the less important Jewish holidays. However, Hanukkah has become much more popular in modern practice because of its proximity to Christmas. Every community has its unique Hanukkah traditions, but there are some that are almost universally practiced. They are: lighting the “http:// holidays/g/chanukkiyah.htm” hanukkiyah, spinning the “http:// holidays/a/dreidel.htm” dreidel and “ holidays/a/HanukkahFood-Traditions.htm” eating fried foods. I have friends who recently moved to the Carolinas, but my wife and I celebrated Hanukkah with them at their home several times. They make wonderful latkes, which we miss terribly – and our friends as well. So, we apparently do have a spot in our hearts for Hanukkah. With that in mind, we wish all our Jewish friends a wonderful season.

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To the editor: Just wanted to let you know that tickets are now on sale for two Tony Award-winning shows at the Kravis Center: “La Cage Aux Folles,” starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber Feb. 14-19 and “Come Fly Away,” conceived, choreographed & Directed by Twyla Tharp, with vocals by Frank Sinatra, March 13-18. Sincerely Gary Schweikhart To the editor: Since Dean Martin died in 1995 after a long and highly successful career singing all sorts of good and bad songs, it is quite presumptuous of Dale King to NOW be telling Dean that he can’t sing Christmas songs. It is not only foolish; it simply is Mr. King’s personal opinion. Although I don’t really care one way or the other, Dean Martin sold millions of albums. How many has Dale King sold to date? Paul Galant Boca Raton Dear Dale, I hope all is going well for you as we head into this holiday season. I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to you as, sadly, we have not had a chance to meet yet. I hope you will consider the Lake Worth Playhouse for material. You should be receiving our press releases, so if you have not, please let me know. All the best this holiday season! Theresa Loucks Lake Worth Playhouse Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Director

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Leading With Wisdom By Rick Boxx

Most CEOs and other top executives of large organizations have access to a wide range of business advisors and teachers. Many of these consultants arrive with the latest business ideas and fads. Fads come and go, however, being replaced by other novel and often short-lived strategies. Left in their wake are confusion and questionable business practices that are not rooted in time-tested wisdom. Wes Cantrell, former CEO over a $14 billion corporation that manufactured copying machines sold worldwide, had many opportunities to utilize some of these new and innovative ideas. But he chose to take a very different path. Speaking at a recent gathering of business and professional people, Cantrell made a statement some of his listeners might have found surprising – that his management style and principles he followed were based on and rooted in the Ten Commandments. Rather than following business practices that seemingly change with the wind, he was able to guide his organization consistently by using commands that have survived thousands of years and countless challenges. As Psalm 119:98-99 teaches, “Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. I have more insight than all my teachers for I meditate on your statutes.”

The Ten Commandments are presented in two places in the Bible’s Old Testament – Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21. The first three commandments deal with mankind’s relationship with God; the remaining seven offer principles that can be applied to any business setting. For instance, the fourth commandment directs us to observe a Sabbath day. Practically speaking, it reminds us if we work day and night, not pausing for rest and refreshment, we will break down mentally and physically. Hardly any of us would find fault with many of the Ten Commandments. The most controversial, of course, are those requiring worship and obedience to God alone. For atheists and agnostics, that is a great stumbling block. But in the Scriptures, God explains a practical motivation for obeying His rules: “Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land that the Lord promised on oath to your forefathers”(Deuteronomy 8:1). What if a consultant like those cited above were to arrive at your office and declare with great conviction, “If you follow what I tell you, your business will grow and prosper, and you will experience more success than you ever could imagine.” Would you not

at least pause to consider his recommendations and see how they could fit with your company’s mission and culture? The problem, of course, is obvious. Next week, next month or next year someone else will come along and make similar boasts, claiming his or her proposal amounts to the greatest thing since the invention of the wheel. Yes, fads and gimmicks come and go – in the business world as well as other realms of society. Unlike those, however, the Ten Commandments have been around for thousands of years and remain rock solid as a consistent, reliable guide for conduct, both personal and professional. Leading an organization requires wisdom. If you want to create a strong advantage over your competition, you would be wise to consider Wes Cantrell’s advice to study and apply God’s Word, the Bible, to your business as well as your personal life. And the Ten Commandments would be a good place to start. Copyright 2011, Integrity Resource Center, Inc. Adapted with permission from “Integrity Moments with Rick Boxx,” a commentary on issues of integrity in the workplace from a Christian perspective. To learn more about Integrity Resource Center or to sign up for Rick’s daily Integrity Moments.

Don’t look at things as they are and be satisfied. Rather, face them as they can become and do your part to bring that into reality! The same also applies to persons with whom you interact. Who they are now should not be viewed with any finality! They need your encouragement to become all they can be, to excel in all their pursuits, to maximize all their current doings! I once read of an artist that set up a studio on the first floor of a downtown building of some city. One of the first things he noticed, looking out of his window, was a disheveled town vagabond who daily sat on the street across from his studio, as a beggar. The artist used that man as his first painting project. He actually drew him not as he then looked but as he, the artist, imagined him to be. Upon its completion, he

invited the man in, and showed him what he had produced. Not knowing who the subject was, the homeless man inquired of the artist, and was most surprised when told that it was he, himself. His significant reaction was, “If that’s the man you see, that’s the person I’ll be!” Much that is given to us is not for immediate, personal consumption; most is provided for us to improve: sometimes, for the betterment of the tool or of the situation. Most often, however, it is for our own, personal betterment. Making excellence your personal goal already empowers you to go after what will bring it to pass! Thus, be a greater critic of yourself rather than of others. Realize the areas where you can improve and proceed to take the necessary steps to make it so. You need to try and keep on trying whatever will enable you to be who you can be, and do what

you are capable of doing! The very idea that you can accomplish it must become an inward belief and attitude with tangible efforts and visible outcomes, even if it may take time to complete, besides some barriers to overcome. As Samuel Johnson declared in his day, “the business of life is to go forward.” Preparation for life is a daily, moment by moment activity. New challenges come all the time and we need to know how best to respond to them! As Rich de Vos recommends, “You never will discover how far you can go if you don’t start ‘doing it’.” You can confidently leave the results up to God as long as you faithfully do your part! Ultimately, it is only in the path of obedience that you will understand where you are to go, and to go next! The right doors will open for you when you find yourself in the road God designed for you to traverse under His leading and personal care!

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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Boca Raton Regional Hospital Commemorates Historic Milestone at 50th Annual Ball ~ A Golden Gala BOCA RATON, FL The 50th Annual Boca Raton Regional Hospital Ball, “A Golden Gala ~ Celebrating 50 Years,” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the fundraising effort to build the Hospital. This historic milestone will take place on January 21, 2012 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Half a century ago, 9-year old Debbie and 3-year old James Randall Drummond were tragically poisoned and died before reaching medical attention 30 minutes away. The small community rallied to build a hospital “of its own” to ensure that area residents would have access to quality healthcare and life-saving emergency care when they needed it the most. Eighteen passionate and dedicated women joined with Gloria Drummond, who led the effort to raise funds, and formed the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League in 1962. From bake sales and fiestas to a black-tie Ball, the community raised the funds to build a Hospital that would develop into a nationally ranked medical

center. Countless individuals have participated in the Hospital’s remarkable journey. In celebration of every person who has made the Hospital what it is today, Barbara and Dick Schmidt and the Schmidt Family Foundation have graciously underwritten the Golden Gala, so that every dollar raised will benefit the Patient Care Fund, which support programs, services and technology to enhance patient care at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Honorary Chairs Orrine & Warren S. Orlando and Patricia Thomas will lead the tribute to Ball Honorees: Gloria Drummond, the founder and First Lady of Boca Raton Regional Hospital; Dick Schmidt, chairman of the Board of Trustees and life-long supporter of the Hospital; members of the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League, who have supported and sustained the Hospital for 50 years, and Physician Honorees who were selected by their peers as exemplifying the best in quality, compassionate care: Stephen Bab-

50th Annual Ball Committee Standing left to right: Deanna Rosemurgy, Jan Savarick, Holli Rockwell, Jeannette Markus, Linda Ferguson, Joan Wargo, Debbie Leising, Marleen Forkas, Terry Fedele, Laura Stoltz, Barbara D. Cohen, Lynn Holcomb, Sarah Pollak Seated left to right: Jeanette Himes, Barbara Schmidt, Patricia Thomas, Mary Ann Perper, Helen Babione Not pictured: Carolyn Cunningham, Pattie Damron, Susan Doyle, Gloria Drummond, Carol Gunnell, Barbara Gutin, Rita Head, Cindy Krebsbach, Wendy Larsen, Maria Levix, Asa Loof, Pat McCall, Orrine Orlando, Warren Orlando, Carole Putman, Ann Rutherford, Margaret Mary Shuff, Susan Whelchel ic, M.D., Nicolas Breuer, Alan Saitowitz, M.D., person and includes a and patron opportuniM.D., Stephen Grabelsky, Mark Saltzman, M.D., Da- sumptuous cocktail recep- ties are available. Please M.D., Michael Lewis, M.D., vid Scott, M.D., and Jose tion, gourmet dinner, and contact Sandra Longo at dancing to South Florida’s 561.955.3249 or slongo@ Stewart Newman, M.D., Yeguez, M.D. Tickets are $400 per best dance band. Tables for information. Mark Rubenstein, M.D.,

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BOCA RATON --Boca Raton Fire-Rescue Services, the firefighters of Boca Raton and special volunteers hope to make this holiday season an exceptional one for some needy children, as well as troops overseas. Firefighters and volunteers are currently accepting new toys and clothes, as well as gift cards through Friday, December 24, to be distributed through various outreach organizations to families in need. 

In addition, the fire stations will also be collection sites for holiday care package items that will be shipped to soldiers overseas. Residents can drop off toys & care package items at any one of the following city of Boca Raton fire stations: Fire Station 1   1151 North Federal Hwy Fire Station 2   903 West Palmetto Park Road

Firefighters of Boca Raton and special volunteers are donating their time to make this program Fire Station 4   a successful part of their 351 West Yamato Road commitment to serving the community.  Fire Station 5   Monetary donations 2333 West Glades Road     designated to help purchase food, basic necessiFire Station 6   ties and to defray shipping 1901 Clint Moore Road costs for care packages will Fire Station 7   gladly be accepted. 3001 West Yamato Road  For more information call the “Santa Hotline” Fire Station 8   at 561-239-5752 or go to 190 SW 18th Street Fire Station 3   100 South Ocean Blvd 

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Boca Police arrest suspect for allegedly stalking 15-year-old girl BOCA RATON -- Boca Raton Police arrested on Dec. 6 arrested Aysar Aktimur, 49, of Boca Raton for aggravated stalking of a 15-year-old boy, a police report said. The arrest came as the result of a joint investigation with the Palm Beach County School District Police and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The 15 year old victim, a student in West Palm Beach, told officers that every morning she takes the Tri-Rail to school. Around Halloween, the victim noticed a male on the southbound platform, later identified as Aysar Aktimur, staring at her while she waited for the train. She said this happened for several days before Aktimur began smiling at her and when she moved, he would follow her. Several days later, said police, Aktimur began following her when she walked to the nearby Starbucks. The victim said that about two weeks ago, Aktimur started standing on

the northbound platform and would stand very close to her until she moved away. Several days later the victim saw Aktimur on the Tri-Rail platform in West Palm Beach. Aktimur followed the victim onto the train and sat in the same car. Aktimur stared at the victim then followed her when she got off the train in Boca Raton. On November 18, Aktimur approached the victim on the Tri-Rail platform and tried to give her a small silver object and said, “Take it, you won’t regret it.” The victim refused to take it and immediately reported the incident to a security guard on the train and to School District Police officers. Officers conducted extensive surveillance at the Boca Raton Tri-Rail Station and on December 6, detectives made contact with Aktimur at his residence. After originally denying that he spoke with any underage females, he admitted he “behaved more relaxed than he should

Aysar Aktimur have,” said a police report. Aktimur admitted to staring at the victim, following her, and trying to give her a computer thumb drive. Aktimur gave detectives the thumb drive, which he said contained the second act of Giselle. Aktimur told detectives his attraction to the victim stemmed from his own unfulfilled musical aspirations. Detectives arrested Aktimur and charged him with aggravated stalking of a person under 16 years of age. Anyone with information about this case or any similar circumstances involving this suspect is asked to contact Detective Scott Hanley at (561) 3381344.


Woman killed in single-vehicle crash Dec. 8

BOCA RATON – The driver of a 1994 Toyota was killed Dec. 8 when her car struck a tree on Federal Highway, said Boca Raton police. She was identified as Julie A. Winch, 21, of Deerfield Beach Officers from the Boca Raton Police Department’s Traffic Homicide

Unit responded to a single vehicle crash that occurred in the 600 block of South Federal Highway just after 2:30 a.m., police said. The driver was heading northbound on Federal Highway in the inside lane when the vehicle left the roadway. The vehicle drove onto the center grass median and the left

front struck a tree. Police said the driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation is on-going. If anyone has information about this crash, they are asked to call Traffic Homicide Investigator Chris Somers at (561) 6206141.

PBSO seeking Boca purse snatch suspect On Wednesday, December 7at 10:32 a.m., a robbery occurred in the 8900 block of Glades Road, Boca Raton, said the Palm Beach County Sheriff ’s Office. The male suspect

snatched the victim’s purse and ran toward Glades Road. He possibly entered a silver or gray SUV-type vehicle. This suspect is possibly responsible for two thefts

that occurred just prior to the robbery in the same area. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800458-TIPS.

School District meets with SEIU reps to bargain new pact Palm Beach County School District officials and representatives of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) recently met to continue negotiating sessions on a new collective bargaining agreement for thousands of school district employees, including bus drivers, cafeteria workers, carpenters and custodians. The focus of the negotiations on both sides has centered on creating a more collaborative

team approach to issues that arise in the workplace and analyzing their impact on services and education. This new approach promises a new and different kind of management/labor relationship that stresses responsibility for the community, more worker input, mutual respect and dignity, and mitigating the worst impacts on both the School Board and employees from the current economic crisis.

The current fiscal crisis statewide and the changing nature of public school funding have demanded that traditional collective bargaining must be adjusted to meet the needs and issues being faced in this new climate. The parties recognize the need for a new relationship focusing on the preservation of superior public service to the children and citizens of Palm Beach County and in ensuring the quality of work life for employees.

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Commissioner Abrams offers reminders for the holidays area and lock all doors. Store valuables in the trunk and out of sight.

Q: We’re going away for the holidays, should we stop our mail and newspaper delivery? A:  Nothing tells a criminal you’re not home like a pile of mail and newspapers.  A better option would be to have a responsible neighbor pick up the items.  By doing so, you put less people on notice that you are away, there will be activity at the home, and the neighbor can check on the security of your home when picking up the mail and newspaper. Crime and safety questions are answered by officers from the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit

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BURGLARY TO RESIDENCE 12/05/2011 10:27 3008 NW 28TH AVE Three male suspects, all between 20-22, broke into the residence by smashing a side window. Witness observed the suspect(s) at approximately 10:27 hours. Eight watches ($80.00) and a $300.00 gold medallion were taken. Two game systems (with games worth approximately $500) were recovered nearby. Total estimated loss was $500. BURGLARY/ THEFT FROM AUTO 12/05/2011 7:17 1950 W GLADES ROAD Two vehicles were broken into by smashing out the windows, sometime overnight. A black leather briefcase valued at $200 was taken from one vehicle and a credit card with Rhode Island driver’s license was taken from the other. No suspect information available, although the credit card was used for gas in Deerfield at 0634 hours on 12/5/2011. OTHER THEFT 12/05/2011 10:58 2001 SPANISH RIVER ROAD Person(s) unknown cut the construction site storage closet lock and gained entry. Taken were 5 rolls of copper wire. Total loss $1,480.00. UNARMED STRONGARM ROBBERY 12/07/2011 20:01 100 S FEDERAL HWY Male juvenile advised that suspect pushed him and took his cell phone during the course of an argument. Refusals were signed. SHOPLIFTING/ RETAIL THEFT 12/06/2011 16:00 2301 W GLADES ROAD Complainant stated on 12/06/11, a male walked into the Rochester Big & Tall Store, grabbed six red/black colored Polo sweatshirts valued at $110 from the front shelf and fled in a white Dodge Charger.

Be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious persons or activity. Ask for assistance from store security to escort you to your vehicle if you don’t feel safe. By Steven L. Abrams County Commissioner, District 4

The holiday season is upon us. While it is a wonderful time of year, it is also important that we stay alert and be reminded that not everyone’s intentions are good during the holidays. The following are some cautionary reminders and general consumer information that will keep you better informed and safe all year round. Parking/Shopping Park in a well-lighted

Avoid carrying large amounts of cash or wearing expensive jewelry. Always carry identification with you. Stay in groups (safety in numbers). Retailer Return Policies Be aware of the store’s return policy in advance. Florida law does not require businesses to accept merchandise returns. All retailers are required to post their return policies. If no policy is posted, state law allows consumers to return the

merchandise within 7 days of the sale with a receipt (unless it is perishable, custom made or removed from its original packaging). Regardless of store policy, merchandise can be returned if a sales person misrepresented the product or it was found to be defective. On-line Purchases Be sure the business is reliable/established (make sure their web site provides detailed information on their location, etc.). Check the Consumer Affairs web site (www. for registered complaints. Be aware of additional shipping costs and understand the process for returning merchandise. The Federal Trade Commission’s “Mail or Telephone Order Shopping Rule” requires merchants to meet the agreed delivery time for a prod-

uct or deliver it within 30 days if there is no specific agreed time. If the company cannot meet the timeframe, it must notify the consumer of the new date and provide an option to cancel the order with a full refund. No product substitution is permitted without the consumer’s permission. I wish you and your family a very happy and safe holiday season. Please contact me if I can be of assistance or if you have any comments and/ or suggestions. I can be contacted at sabrams@ or at my office at 561-355-2204 (West Palm Beach) or 561-2761220 (Delray Beach). Also, please visit my Web site at http://www. for updates and links to county divisions and other governmental agencies. Happy holidays and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!

More cats are being diagnosed with panleukoenia There has been an increase in the number of cats and kittens diagnosed with panleukopenia, more commonly called “panleuk,” throughout Palm Beach County. This unfortunate disease can affect cats young and old. Panleukopenia is a very contagious illness that can be passed on from cat to cat. However, this illness is not a threat to humans.  Symptoms to look for

include diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy, fever and sudden death. If your cat or kitten is displaying any of the above signs or doesn’t appear to be feeling well, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian right away. Sadly, some of the cats and kittens at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control (PBCACC) have recently been exposed which is why staff would like to

remind you of the importance of keeping your pets up-to-date on all necessary vaccinations in order to keep them happy and healthy. PBCACC now offers a three-in-one (RCP) vaccination and deworming package for cats/kittens over 8 weeks of age, at a cost of $30.  Vaccine packages are offered during regular business hours on a walk-in basis. Talk to your veterinarian about the best

protection plan for your pet. Need a veterinarian? Check with the HYPERLINK “http://” \t “_ blank” Palm Beach Veterinary Society for a certified veterinarian in your area.  For more information, please visit Animal Care and Control’s website at pubsafety/animal”www. or call (561) 233-1200.

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Tribute to Gloria Drummond ‘Funds Instead of Flowers’ was rallying cry of Boca hospital supporters Story, photo by Dale M. King BOCA RATON – Gloria Drummond made her mark on this history of Boca Raton at perhaps the most tragic time of her life. In 1962, Gloria and Robert Drummond’s two young children, Debra and James Randall, were tragically and fatally poisoned. Had medical treatment been closer than 30 minutes away from Boca Raton, the children’s lives may have been saved. After the tears, the Drummonds pulled together the community to raise money for a local hospital. She formed Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League that year with the mission of raising the funds needed to build a medical facility in Boca Raton. Outside consultants were called

in who informed the League that Boca Raton would never warrant a hospital. Undaunted, the 18 founding League members persevered and used “Funds Instead of Flowers” as their rallying cry. By 1967, the League had raised $3.5 million and “The Miracle on Meadows Road,” as the hospital was known, opened with 104 beds on July 17 of that year. It was known as Boca Raton Community Hospital for most of its life. In 2010, officials acknowledged the broader reach of the facility and renamed it Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Gloria Drummond remained active in hospital affairs as her health allowed. She lived alone just east of Mizner Park. All four of her children as well

as her husband have passed away. A mural inside the lobby of the hospital shows the four Drummond youngsters. Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s clinical teams perform a variety of non-invasive and invasive procedures for the prevention, early detection, and comprehensive treatment plans for patients of all ages. Specialties include: emergency services; oncology; clinical research; cardiology; women’s health; maternity/NICU; radiology; orthopedics; neuroscience; wound care/ hyperbarics; cardiopulmonary and out-patient rehabilitation; and home health. Generous community support has enabled Boca Raton Regional Hospital to maintain its high quality, compassionate medical care

for some 40 years. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is a 400-bed not-for-profit health care organization with more than 700 primary and specialty physicians on staff who provide preventative and acute hospital care. The Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute opened in 2006, eliminating the need for patients to travel potentially lifethreatening distances to receive comprehensive cardiac care. This was the first time in 22 years that a new openheart program started in Palm Beach County. The Institute has performed over 300 openheart procedures – 98 percent off-pump - over 2,400 cardiac catheterizations and over 800 angioplasties. The 98,000 square foot Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion, hous-

Gloria Drummond, left, is shown with friends at her 80th birthday party in 2010.

ing the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, opened in November, 2008. The Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital has been in operation for 28 years and has developed into one of the largest comprehensive cancer centers in Florida. The hospital held a special birthday party for Gloria Drummond in 2010. During that event held at the Can-

cer Institute, Christine Lynn announced she was making a $10 million donation in honor of Gloria’s 80th birthday. A viewing was held at Glick Family Funeral Home at 3600 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton Tuesday and Wednesday. The funeral will be held today (Thursday, Dec. 15) at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Boca Raton.

saddened that Gloria will not be with us at that time,” said Jerry Fedele, president and CEO of Boca Regional. “Yet we will need to go no further than a drive on Meadows Road to see the

dream, determination and dedication that was Gloria Drummond.” The public long ago called Boca Hospital “the miracle on Meadows Road.”

Gloria Drummond recalled as ‘icon of our community’ BOCA RATON – In a solemn address to the City Council on Monday, Mayor Susan Whelchel offered condolences to the family of Gloria Drummond and remembered the woman who fought to build a hospital in Boca Raton nearly 50 years ago as “an icon of our community.” Drummond passed away Saturday at the age of 81. “We will fondly and lovingly remember Gloria Drummond as the absolute stalwart person who worked so hard so that we could have what used to be

Boca Raton Community Hospital and is now Boca Raton Regional Hospital,” said the mayor. The chief executive echoed comments from other residents and officials following Drummond’s death. Barbara Schmidt, who, with husband Richard Schmidt and the Schmidt Foundation, has done considerable work and donation large sums to the hospital, posted a note on Facebook saying: Gloria loved our community; she changed and saved lives and our world is a better

place by her having been here. We love you Gloria and we thank you.” Charlie Rutherford also wrote a Facebook note saying: “Gloria was a Boca legacy lady who played a critical role in Boca’s evolution, turning the almost unimaginable tragedy of her children’s loss into the lifesaving Boca Raton Regional Hospital we know today. Rest in peace, Gloria, you did well! “Gloria Drummond’s passion to see something good come out of devastating personal tragedy is one of the most compelling

stories our community has ever witnessed,” said Debbie Leising, current president of the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League. “Not only was she the driving force behind the creation of our hospital, she also established and nurtured the development of one of the largest and most effective volunteer service and fundraising organizations in healthcare today.” She was to be honored at the hospital ball in January to honor the 50th anniversary of the institution. “All of us are greatly

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Memories of Gloria Drummond

BOCA RATON – Residents of Boca Raton will never forget the woman who was instrumental in

founding Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Gloria Drummond, the woman who rallied the city

to the cause nearly five decades ago, passed away Saturday at the age of 81. The Boca Raton Histor-

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Gloria Drummond in 1983.

Gloria Drummond at the Hospital Ball in 1975.

Gloria Drummond at the Debbie-Rand Pavilion in 1987.

Gloria Drummond in 2002.

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Memories of Gloria Drummond

Gloria Drummond, left, with Jan McArt, William Garon and Elaine Wold

Elaine J. Wold, Christine E. Lynn, Gloria Drummond

Elaine J. Wold, Terry Fedele, Gloria Drummond, Jerry Fedele

Presidents of Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League past and present

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Black Hat Diva’s enjoy Holiday Party at Sundy House The Black Hat Diamond Diva’s enjoyed an awesome luncheon at the Sundy House in Delray Beach. Jane Oliver an art lecturer presented a program on Renoir and showed some of his wonderful painting to the group. Lunch consisted of Wild Cream of Mushroom Soup or Salad, Entree’s of Chicken Breast, Grilled Salmon, Flatbread Pizza and for dessert Creme Brulee or Key Lime pie. After lunch a contest was held for Ms. Elegant Black Hat Diva which was

won by new member Lillian Floyd, a Ziegfield Follies entertainer. Another contest was held for best decorated hat which was won by Mary Mc Pherson Also several door prizes were awarded to members. Diva Leader Charlotte Beasley welcomed new members Liz Wilsman, Myrna Scurnick, and Gilda Schneider. 30 Diva’s attended this great event. January’s luncheon will be held at the new

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation raised over $65,000.00 in black-tie gala event Dr. Ben Thrower, Honoree for the evening, a MS neurologist, who serves as a Medical Director for Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center was the guest speaker.

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George Clooney Does the Right Thing in ‘The Descendants’ It was a choice between Martin Scorsese’s family film “Hugo” and gorgeous George Clooney goes to Hawaii in “The Descendants.” Since Fox Searchlight had invited us to “Descendants’ first, and since Beth was driving, we decided to see what Mr. Clooney is up to. “The Descendants’ is a breakthrough for Clooney as an actor, as he has to do more than just be handsome and dashing. Clooney’s character of lawyerfather Matt King is in fact not very heroic. His wife is at the hospital in a coma after a boating accident. Matt had been neglecting his wife before the accident. When he collects his sullen teenage daughter Alexandra (Shailene Woodley), she informs him her mother had been carrying on an affair. Matt’s potty-mouthed 10-year-old daughter Scottie (Amara Miller) is a disciplinary problem and is not doing well in school. When Matt learns his wife will never recover, he must tell his girls the truth. That is the setup for a drama with ample dashes of comedy, based upon the 2009 novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, with screenplay by director Alexander Payne, whose last movie “Sideways” caused quite a stir in 2004. Like “Sideways” “The Descendants” is about men behaving badly. Over the course of a family trip to the island of Kauai in

George Clooney and the kids in “The Descendants” search of the man who wife (Judy Greer) and two cuckolded him, Matt gains adoring children. insight into what a crumMatt’s relatives aren’t my father and husband he much better than he. Led has been, and how much by the boozy, blustereveryone resents him. ing Cousin Hugh (Beau Matt comes from an Bridges), the clan is pracold Hawaii family that is tically licking their chops in part related to Hawai- over the prospect of newian royalty. Back in 1860 found, unearned riches. the family was granted I have a particular in25,000 pristine acres on terest in Hawaii and its Kauai. Now Matt’s family history because my mothwants to cash out and sell er and her parents lived the land, but as executor there for six years, startof the estate, Matt has the ing in 1941, during the final judgment. Hell of World War II. My Along for the ride at parents first met there and the insistence of Alexan- my sister was born there. dra is her wiseguy boyHawaii has some friend Sid (Nick Krause), things in common with who rubs both Matt and semi-tropical south FlorMatt’s father-in-law (Rob- ida; particularly by the ert Forster) the wrong way its economy is driven way. by real estate. The philandering lov“The Descendants” er turns out to be Brian is ultimately a feel-good Speer (Matthew Lillard), a movie because characters smarmy real estate agent learn to change and do the who is also involved in right thing. George Cloothe sale of the King land. ney did the right thing Speer is a hypocrite of the by choosing this role and worse kind: he is a mar- proving he really can act. ried man with a loving Three stars

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Sushi and Sake with Denise @ Yakitori Sake House Reviewed by Denise Righetti, October 5, 2011 What an amazing time our foodie friends had at Yakitori Sake House, located in Royal Palm Place, Downtown Boca. The owners rolled out the red carpet for us and wowed us with a never-ending flow of tantalizing treats. To begin with, everyone was offered a saki (hot or cold), wine, beer of beverage of their choice. The starters began flowing shortly after and are too many to list here, but I will highlight a few of our favorites: Japanese Snapper Ceviche ($10), finely chopped Japanese snapper marinated overnight with lime, cilantro, tomatoes, and red onions; the Blue Crab Tartar ($9), a crowd pleaser, consisted of real blue crab and avocado mixed with masago and wasabi cream, served with a side of homemade taro chips; Hamachi Jalapenos ($12), Wonderfully fresh hamachi sashimi bundles topped with fresh jalapeno

Blue Crab Tartar slices. Note, the jalapenos are not at all overpowering, but you can ask for them to be left off if you are concerned about the heat. The presentation of the Osaka Tuna ($12), was just as creative as it was

delicious. Raw tuna steak wrapped with seaweed, flash fried, sliced thin, and served with wasabi mayo; Crispy Baby Bok Choy ($6), Chinese greens deep fried and served with garlic soy Owner Ben behind the sushi bar. sauce – somesortment of rolls. They thing that was totally unwere all good, however, the expected and an absolute Little Tuna Tower ($12), must-have! one of Yakitori’s specialty The next course was rolls, was definitely one of my personal favorites. It consisted of very fresh tuna, cream cheese and avocado, done tempura style and topped with chopped spicy tuna. As if we had any room for dessert, Ben and Lixii delighted us once more Crispy Baby Bok Choy with a sweet ending of tempura banana ($5) an assortment of yakitori topped with fresh whipped - grilled Meats, Seafood cream. & Veggies, seasoned to Yakitori is located at perfection and served on Japanese bamboo skewers. We sampled five different

Bacon wrapped scallops and grilled chicken Yakitori Osaka Tuna kinds, with the Calamari ($4), Shrimp wrapped with bacon ($4), and the Chicken ($3) being the crowd favorites. Next up were an as-

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Going Green: The Wyland Fair comes to Boca Raton There are plenty of people trying to save the planet and all its inhabitants, but it seems that artist Wyland is the impetus for some real green living. That might be the reason he lends his name – and support – to events like the one at Mizner Park that heralds everything green. Called The Wyland Living Green Fair, the recent two-day event was a smorgasbord of everything to save the planet and yourself. Acclaimed marine artist Wyland painted a 50-foot azure blue seafaring mural with the help of local students. There was a water maze, mobile learning center, sustainable kitchen, education tent for children, farmers

market, sustainable beer and wine garden (with tastings) and a myriad of vendors with everything from live bees to skinny margaritas. The day was filled with feel good goodies like granola made locally from Upfront, luscious baked goods from My Sweet Dolce, Potions in Motion from Jessica Deutsch, electric candles (that looked like real wax ones) from Décor Solutions and Sprouts from Sharon Quercioli. Health care educator and nutritional chef Dina Lauro had all the answers to healthy eating in a raw vegan way (this is supposed to be a great way to heal and keep sane) and the Sanctuary Plastic Surgery Medical Aesthetic

Center was in attendance to help people match their outer and inner beauty. Author and motivational coach Angela Lutin was there with words of encouragement to help others live their best life. She was one part Oprah and one part Dr. Oz with ideals and ideas to motivate even the most rustic of green newbies. Her book “Play Big” is really a great primer for life in the slower but more meaningful way. Lutin has learned some vital lessons for moving forward and not looking back. And guess what? She is terrific and so is her book. For other couch potatoes who need a little green push, there was another terrific coach-healer at the fair - Becca

Tebon. She gives classes on and off the beach and has a 90day proven way to lose weight, bring back memory and transform your lifestyle. Tebon does mind mapping, vision boarding, nutrition counseling and helps others find their greener consciousness. Other noteworthy guests were Musical Cares, a nonprofit organization that collects, donates and provides musical instruments to schools. If you have anything musical to donate contact Bronsen Bloom at “” Another highlight of the fair was spending time with the greenest thumb in the land, Farmer Jay. Jay gave live demonstrations to chil-

dren on how to grow vegetables, and communicate with our most natural of assets. Farmer Jay owns Farmer Jay Pure Organics in Boca and supplies soil and fresh produce without pesticides or synthetic chemicals. The 2011 Wyland Living Green Fair was a terrific

Wyland himself. community experience that brought everyone together for a better world, better health and an even better awareness of the environment. It was a day of family and fun with common sense ways to protect our most precious commodity – Mother Earth.

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Shimmer and Shine for the Holidays! It’s the most glamorous time of the year! The holidays allow us to be our fun and festive selves at every occasion, and making us look the part is an array of wonderful cosmetics that will give us just the right glow. If you have walked through the cosmetic departments, you know that shimmer is big this season! From all out golden and silver eyes to touches of peachy glimmer on the cheeks to skin that looks oh so sexy in low lights! One of the biggest trends is silver shimmery shadow paired with black pencil. Definitely an attention-getting look. For something more subtle but equally fanciful, consider shimmery copper shades using the lighter copper color in the corner of the eyes and the darker at the edges. Is classic smoky still your favorite look? Then consider Navy blue this season. And if you want to be super trendy, many women are opting for nearly naked eyes using shadows that are just a shade or two darker than skin tone with brown mascara instead of black. When creating your eye-catching look remember to do your eyes before you make up base! This way you don’t have to deal with unintentional sprinkles of color on your cheeks. Curl your lashes and see how you like wanding your mascara brush inward a bit

as opposed to out.... many women like the effect it brings of popping the eye open more. Try some white or pinkish hued liner on your inner eye area to look perky and awake no matter the hour. And remember to keep your concealer the party wears on...dab a little in the corners of your eyes and you’ll be ready to party some more! Lips are of course the big buzz for the season. All sorts of crimson and cherry red lipsticks are beckoning to be your kiss color! While red is often considered a difficult shade, there are so many

Holiday makeup. options this year from fire engine to light wines that you will surely find the shade you love. So what are some of the hot products for the season? Here are a few to try! For luscious lips: Urban Decay has Stardust Sparkling lip gloss that is simply brilliant. Covergirl offers Nature Luxe Gloss Balm

Red lips fashion. that offers a sweet and subtle stain. Maybelline New York ‘s Baby Lips replenishing balm keeps the kisses coming! And Armani’s Gloss d’Armani has a rich sophisticated look and feel that is irresistible. For eyes that pop: Chanel’s Cream Shadow Illusion D’ Ombre is a longwear luxurious choice that offers some shades with flecks of glitter. Clinque’s Lid Smoothie Antioxidant Cream shadow come in great shades and also have caffeine for a perky look! Armani’s Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadows are dazzling in their sexiness! To top off the holidays select a fragrance that speaks of you! If you are looking for something new, consider Oscar de la Renta’s Live in Love! A wonderful wish for everyone for the holidays!!


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BRIO donates $2,700 to Pap Corps from Nov. 21 fundraiser BOCA RATON -- Just a week and a half after it opened, BRIO Tuscan Grille at The Shops at Boca Center raised $2,700 during its “Make a Difference Monday” fundraiser for The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research. BRIO donated a percentage of all of its Nov. 21 food sales, equaling $2,700, to the local non-profit.

The Pap Corps supports research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Florida’s only university-based cancer center. “We’re delighted to have raised funds for The Pap Corps so soon after we opened,” said Tom Race, general manager of BRIO. “In line with BRIO’s philosophy of giving back to

the community, we plan to do many more fundraisers to help local charities.” The Pap Corps is the largest allvolunteer organization in the U.S. raising money for research on all types of cancer. It has donated over $29 million in the last nine years. For more information, visit www.

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County preps for Next Generation 9-1-1 phone system Recognizing the need to upgrade and improve the existing 9-1-1 telephone system in Palm Beach County, the Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management has undertaken a major initiative to prepare Palm Beach County for future technologies. Palm Beach County is the first county in the state of Florida to implement this new Next Generation Capable 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) telephone system, and one of the first in the nation to implement such a system.  The current 30-yearold 9-1-1 telephone system has worked well, but the analog system is unable to support future technologies currently being developed.  The new next generation digitalbased system will be able to support new technologies and standards as they evolve.  These new standards will be able to provide additional resiliency and redundancy in the 9-1-1 system, and the system will be able to support the future needs of the county. The new NG9-1-1 system replaces the current analog network, software and equipment.  A few key benefits of the new system include: The NG9-1-1 system will process 9-1-1 calls much faster than the current system, when seconds really count. The new NG9-1-1 system will identify the loca-

tion of emergency calls from a cell phone within a few feet of the caller. The equipment and networks will be fully redundant. Once all the standards are fully implemented, the system will be capable of processing all types of emergency calls and transporting additional associated data (i.e. texting an emergency call from a cell phone). The process to deliver an emergency call to the correct emergency response agency will be greatly improved. This reduces the possibility of an emergency call going to the wrong location which may require another transfer.  Staff will be able to deliver calls and data to the appropriate 9-1-1 centers and other appropriate emergency entities with more accuracy. The funding sources for this countywide project are 100 percent paid through Florida state grants and Florida state 9-1-1 fees paid.  No ad valorem taxes have been used to fund this initiative. Eight Public Safety answering points (locations where 9-1-1 calls are answered) have currently transitioned to the new NG9-1-1 system.  The remaining 12 locations in the county will be transitioned in the coming months.  The proposed completion date for full implementation of this new NG9-1-1 system is June 2012.

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Delray Med names Daisy Award nominees, winners DELRAY BEACH -- To recognize nurses that provide extraordinary nursing care, Delray Medical Center announced its third quarter DAISY Award finalists and winner. Five nurses were selected as nominees and one was picked as a winner. The third quarter Daisy Award winner is Doris Gloss of the IMCU/HH. The other third quarter nominees include: William Heris, PCU; Yami Cleter, CCU; Ebonee Blackwood, CCU; and Rhonda Garland, Med/ Telemetry. All of these nurses were recognized for their education, training, skill, judgment and compas-

sionate care. For the DAISY Award, numerous hospitals and medical facilities around the country select award recipients each quarter. Recipients are chosen by their nurse administrators, peers, physicians and patients. As of July, 2009, over 4,500 nurses have received the DAISY Award. “Delray Medical Center is proud to celebrate our DAISY Award finalists and winner, Eileen Winn,” said Delray Medical Center chief executive officer, Mark Bryan. “We always strive to recognize our nurses who take pride in the nursing profession and work very hard to provide quality care to our patients.”

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As Max’s Grille marks 20th year, The Max Group opens three new restaurants BOCA RATON -Restaurateur Dennis Max and his partners in The Max Group plan to expand the restaurant management company’s “Lifestyle Dining Concepts” over the next several years. While iconic Max’s Grille at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park celebrates its 20th anniversary, The Max Group recently opened Max’s Harvest in Delray Beach and will be opening two additional restaurants shortly. Max’s Harvest, a farm to fork concept in Delray Beach’s Pineapple Grove District, opened in June with great success, officials report. Frank & Dino’s, a traditional Italian-American restaurant featuring traditional, southern Italian cuisine, is scheduled to open this month on Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach.

Assaggio del Forno, a contemporary Italian bistro featuring regional Italian specialties and artisan pizza, will open in Boca Raton’s Regency Court at Woodfield in January. At his peak in the 1990’s, Dennis Max operated 17 restaurants in South Florida including Cafe Max, Maxaluna, Prezzo and Max’s Grille, through his Unique Restaurant Concepts management company. Today, Max’s newlyenergized team brings a wealth of talent, led by entrepreneurs with large scale, new store development and operational experience. Max’s partners are Fred Stampone, John Williams and Patrick Broadhead. Stampone is a CPA and former senior executive of Pep Boys, an automotive aftermarket company.

Williams is an entrepreneur focused in the automotive industry and former senior executive of Southeast Toyota/ JM Family Enterprises, a diversified automotive company. Broadhead is partner chef and current executive chef at Max’s Grille in Mizner Park. The Max Group owns and operates its signature Max restaurant concepts in South Florida. In addition, it manages restaurant establishments and provides consultation services for independent restaurant owners, including concept/menu development; site location; store design; operational, investment and financial management; forensic accounting; as well as broad-based legal and insurance/risk management services. “We are in a build-

From left are John Williams, Fred Stampone, Patrick Broadhead and Dennis Max. ing mode,” said Dennis areas in South Florida quality food, excellent Max.“ We are identify- for new restaurant con- service and an inviting ing high profile loca- cepts. Our vision is atmosphere.” tions in attractive trade based on creative, high

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BOCA RATON TRIBUNE WORSHIP DIRECTORY Advent Lutheran Church 300 East Yamato Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-3632 First Church Of Christ, Scientist 566 W Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-391-7689 Affirmation Lutheran Church 9465 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-483-6004 First United Methodist Church 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-1244 Ascension Catholic Church 7250 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33487 561-997-5486 Friendship Baptist Church 1422 NE 2nd Court Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-6871 Assembly of God Hispanic Church Centro Cristiano Familiar 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-746-8626 Frontline Christian Center Olympic Heights High Schl 20101 Lyons Rd Boca Raton FL 33434 561-826-0404 Ayts Chayim Messianic Synagogue Glades Presbyterian Church 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-487-3839 Glades Presbyterian Church 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-477-4898

BOCA RATON -- The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that shareholder Bruce C. Rosetto has been appointed by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners to the Board of Directors of the Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority. The mission of the Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority is to create and sustain the best R&D park environment, maximizing the academic talent and regional resources in South Florida to accelerate economic development and prosperity.

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BOCA RATON -- Latitude Solutions, Inc. has announced that it has completed the formation of its international subsidiary, Latitude Worldwide, B.V., which will provide the resources necessary to market and deploy LSI’s Electro Precipitation Integrated Water Systems wastewater treatment technology outside of North America. LSI’s international operations will be conducted and serviced exclusively through Latitude Worldwide, which is based in the United Kingdom with operations worldwide. BOCA RATON -- Patriot Rail Corp., a Boca-based, privately-held short line and regional freight railroad holding company, has announced the addition of David J. Rohal to its management team as Vice President, reporting to Patriot Chairman, President and CEO Gary O. Marino. Rohal brings over 27 years of rail industry management experience to Patriot. Previously, he was with short line railroad holding company RailAmerica, Inc. where he was Senior Vice President -- Strategic Relations. He previously held the title of Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at RailAmerica. Concurrent with his positions at RailAmerica, he served as president of Florida East Coast Railway. Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon has announced that all of her offices will be closed at noon on Dec. 15, and will be closed all day Dec. 23-26 in observance of the holidays. Property tax, business tax receipt, tangible personal property tax and motor vehicle registrations transactions can be processed online at Email your Business News, promotions and acknowledgements to Chris Catoggio at: chris@

PBIA & JetBlue Announce Direct Daily Service to San Juan

Palm Beach County travelers can now add San Juan, Puerto Rico to their itinerary. Beginning May 15, 2012, Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) and JetBlue Airways will be providing a daily, non-stop flight to and from San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU). The new service will operate with the airline’s 150-passenger Airbus A320, departing PBIA at 8:50 a.m., arriving at SJU at 11:20 a.m., and departing SJU at 12:10 p.m., arriving at PBIA at 2:54 p.m., each day. It marks the third new non-stop flight to be added to PBIA’s 2012 daily sched-

ule, including JetBlue’s firstever Hartford/Palm Beach flight, which begins in January. “This new service to San Juan clearly demonstrates the potential our airline partners see in our destination, particularly partners such as JetBlue,” said Palm Beach County Director of Airports Bruce Pelly. “We are thrilled to be entering a new market and are confident its anticipated success will open even more doors into more markets for PBIA.” Jorge Pesquera, president and CEO of the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau agreed. “We’re very pleased

that our friends at JetBlue have again invested in Palm Beach County and continue to understand the great appeal our destination holds among the markets they serve,” he said. “Clearly, Puerto Rico is a strong market and transportation hub which, in turn, opens up significant opportunities in the rest of the Caribbean.” The additional daily flight into PBIA will bring an estimated 15,000 more hotel guests and 20,000 room nights to Palm Beach County, totaling around $7million in direct economic impact. For more information, please visit www.

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FAITH By Rick Warren

Your Life: Waste, Spend Or Invest It?

Practically every day I of pursuit that captures receive unsolicited mail try- your interest and seduces ing to interest me in some you into devoting much of kind of financial investment your time, energy and reopportunity. Although wise sources to it. An average financial investing is the in- individual will spend aptelligent thing to do, I have proximately 29,962 days on noticed that many people this earth. The question for who diligently plan how each of us is: On what will they will invest their income we spend those days? You can INVEST it. have never attempted to consider planning for how The Bible teaches the best use for our life on earth is to they will invest their lives. When the time comes, invest it in something that and you arrive at the end will outlast it!  This involves of your life, how will YOU taking the “long-look” – determine whether your maintaining a long-range life was worthwhile? What perspective on life. It is inevaluation criteria are you teresting how much things planning to use? To ask an can change when you aceven more immediate ques- quire an eternal perspective.  As you might expect, the tion, how are you investing your life right now? What Bible speaks often about the kind of return or “dividend” value – and importance – of are you expecting to receive maintaining an eternal perfrom the investment of spective on temporal living. Many of the stories Jesus your life?  Realistically, you only taught dealt with this theme have three options when of investment. In Matthew you consider what do with 25:14-30, for instance, He told a story about three men the rest of your life: You can WASTE who were given responsibilit. There is countless ways ity for their master’s propfor doing this; we see them erty. Two of them invested by looking around. Many wisely and were rewarded; people do absolutely noth- the third did not and was ing with their lives. They disciplined. From biblical stories like simply exist – taking up space and using up air. They these, we see seven prinmake no contribution with ciples for investing your life: their lives. Their hours are 1.   OWNERSHIP: Evconsumed by meaningless erything I have really beactivity – or no activity at longs to God. All we have all. You can SPEND it.  is only on loan to me for the There are many ways to time we are on this earth. 2. ALLOCATION: God spend away your life. You strategically gives us specan give yourself to a career, or a hobby, or an expe- cific talents and abilities at rience, or travel – any kind birth.

3. ACCOUNTABILITY: God expects us to use the talents He has given to us. One day we will give an account to Him of what we did with what He gave us. 4. UTILIZATION: Using our talents to the fullest involves risk, so faith in God is required. 5 . M O T I VAT I O N :  What prevents us from developing our talents is fear, unwillingness to venture beyond our “comfort zone.” 6.  APPLICATION:  If we don’t use our talents, we will lose them. 7.  COMPENSATION:  If we use our talents the way God intends, He will reward us. Romans 2:6 assures us, “God ‘will give to each person according to what he has done.’” © 2010, 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 and The Purpose of Christmas.


Artist Max offers the Minimum during Mall Visit I love the Town Center Mall. I don’t shop a lot, but when I do…that is where you can find me.  Saturday night was one of those times.  Presents for my secretary and paralegal were in order.  My wife Bonnie was at my side as I am not to be trusted in shopping for women’s gifts  Earlier in the week a vendor that I use in my law practice had sent me a $100 gift card to The Capitol Grille, one of my favorites when I receive a gift card.  The steak was excellent and the bill, plus tip only $72 more than the value of the card.  It was the side show that caught our attention.  An older couple and a younger, perhaps the older couple’s son and daughter-in-law, were seated next to our table for the older woman’s birthday.    We are always tolerant of our senior snowbirds from the northeast whose less then dulcet tones occasionally interrupt our own conversation with complaints of a table location and other restaurant features.  We knew that when we came for

dinner at a 6 p.m. time, for the gallery’s stock of the pre-shopping purposes, brightly colored, popular we would not be dining, work of one of the few but using our gift card to America artists who has get into the holiday spirit. managed to make a good We ordered a couple living with marginal work of nice glasses of wine and top notch promotion. and it was clear the folks (Just our opinions.) Actunext to us were doing ally seeing this iconic figthe same, except for the ure might be fun as well.  condo-blonde mom, who, As you might know according to my wife, had by now I have photograordered a martini.  phy as a hobby and apWhat caught our at- proached Peter with my tention was the refill.  I-phone camera at the When the martini was ready.  He was less than accomplished the wom- cooperative.  Sticking his an took a container out hand up between himself of her designer purse and my tiny lens, shoutand filled her martini ing “No, no.”  I did take a glass with something photograph, and I guarthat looked like a Cosmo.  antee you I will not pubWhen questioned by her lish it in the Tribune, and family, her loud reply was the photo will not make that, “all of my friends do my website.  that. Why should I pay It dawned on us as we another $15?”  drove home that the subWe settled up and left ject matter of a large porfor shopping at Nord- tion of the money made strom’s, one of our favor- by Peter Max through his ite stores and a good place sales of paintings and reto buy women’s items in productions peddled durour price range. On the ing his career were of a way we noticed that one subject that was owned by of the mall’s Art Gal- us, and by you, through lery’s featured a personal our government; The appearance by Peter Max.  Statute of Liberty, a small While neither of us National Park supported had any interest in Max by our taxes.  Perhaps he or his work, we thought forgot.  it might be fun to look at

Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar as a specialist in family and matrimonial law, and is a partner with Shapiro Blasi Wasserman & Gora P.A. in Boca Raton. Mr. Gora may be reached by e-mail at

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Mario Chalmers to Re-sign with HEAT By: Matt Pineda Mario Chalmers was the biggest question mark for the HEAT this offseason. Friday morning, he announced via Twitter that he would be coming back to the HEAT. Chalmers had the most leverage of any player for the HEAT.  Miami desperately needed him as there were very few quality point guards on the market.  Many people thought that Chalmers would wait this out, as he is a restricted free agent and could demand some more money.  It’s

unclear what other teams were interested in Chalmers. Mario started Game 6 of the NBA Finals and played very well throughout the playoffs. He will contend for the starting point guard spot for the HEAT and right now has the inside track over rookie Norris Cole. It’s unclear if Miami will pursue any other veterans if they are cut, waived, or amnestied. Training camp starts later today, and Mario will be in attendance.  He was spotted back at the AAA in

HEAT gear on Thursday hinting his return. In a series of tweets he revealed he would make his decision by Friday, and then he tweeted, “Imma MIAMI HEAT player until they don’t want me no more. Let’s get this ring.” Chalmers is a crucial part to what the HEAT are doing. He provides the defense from the point guard position that they need.  But beyond that, Chalmers is a good three-point shooter to help spread the floor for the HEAT.  He isn’t a perfect fit, but he is a fit.




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By Chad Beattie BOCA RATON, Fla. – Winners of three straight, Lynn University’s women’s basketball team hopes to make it four before heading into the holiday break.  The Shaw University Bears will stand in the way of the Fighting Knights when they take the court at the de Hoernle Sports & Cultural Center on Thursday, December 15, at 5:30 p.m. Florida Memorial was the latest victim of LU as the Blue & White (5-3) downed the Lions 60-44 behind a superb scoring effort from Amanda Schults and Kira Harvey.  That duo combined for 30 points on 11-of-20 shooting, including 7-for-13 from threepoint range.  Charla Nelson-James also logged her third consecutive doubledouble and fourth overall by chipping in 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Harvey leads the Fighting Knights with 13 points per game and is followed closely by Marquis Lee at 11.8 points. Nelson-James is averaging nearly a double-double with 10.4 ppg and 9.8 rebounds. The Fighting Knights’ defense has been at its best in the last three victories, holding opponents to just 48.8 points on 33.1 percent shooting.  Lynn has also out-rebounded teams 4036.3 and forced 50 turnovers. Meeting for the first time, Shaw (1-2) began the year as the eighth-ranked

team in the country but has since dropped to No.24 following back-to-back losses to Tusculum and Nova Southeastern. Aslea Williams leads the Bears with 16.3 ppg and 13 rpg but is shooting just 38 percent as a post player.  Brittany Ransom is second on the squad with 11 ppg on 46.2 percent shooting, including 37.5 percent from downtown. The Bears are allowing opponents to outscore (62-56.7) and out-rebound (47.7-41.0) but have been able to force 10 more turnovers (69-59).


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Fighting Knights Hoops Roars Past Lions By Chad Beattie Despite a slow start which saw eight combined points in the first seven and a half minutes, Lynn University’s men’s basketball team tallied its second-highest point total of the season in a 79-47 victory over Florida Memorial.  Five players scored in double-figures with Slobodan Miljanic and Jeremy Lampkin leading the way with 13 points apiece off the bench.  Lynn improves to 4-5 overall. Poor shooting and sloppy play plagued both teams following the tip-off.  The two squads combined to shoot 2-of-17 from the field with 11 turnovers until Miljanic was able to knock down an open three from the left wing and catapult the Blue & White to a 15-2 run. Lynn’s 15 points in three minutes more than doubled its total through the first 8:04 and awoke a slumber-

ing offense which owned a 21-7 advantage. A 7-0 run by Florida Memorial cut the LU lead to 21-14 but Josh Garcia halted thoughts of a Lions comeback by draining a three from the top of the key to start another big run.  The Knights closed out the half outscoring FMU 20-5, keyed by three Garcia trey’s, to head into the locker room leading 44-19. There was little let-up in the Blue & White’s second half play as they built up their lead to as many as 40 points.  Brandon Smith (4of-6 from the field) scored five of his 11 points in the

second stanza and was joined in double-figures by Garcia’s 12 points (4-for-5 three-point range) and Jerrell Oxendine’s 11 points. Lampkin also led Lynn with seven rebounds and Oxendine notched a team-high four assists. The Fighting Knights’ shot 47.1 percent from the field, including a seasonbest 56.3 percent from beyond the arc.  Defensively, LU was impressive, holding Florida Memorial to a mere 32.1 percent shooting while forcing 27 turnovers and tallying a season-high 16 steals.

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James Jones to Re-sign with HEAT By: Matt Pineda Miami native James Jones has decided to stay with the HEAT. The 31 year-old Guard-Forward had considerably larger deals out there, but again chose to make a family decision and remain home. Jones’ deal is said to be around the $1.4 veteran’s minimum.  It is a 3-year contract and all guaranteed.  This is a huge pickup for a small price for the HEAT.  Jones, who won the All-Star 3-point shootout, is a specialist, and has accepted that role.  Jones opted out of his contract to become a free agent, only to sign again with the HEAT.  Jones was born and raised in Miami, and went to the University of Miami. What this does for the HEAT is create a world of depth on the wings.  The HEAT now with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James will be backed up by Mike Miller and Shane Battier, with James Jones also in that rotations.  He has accepted the fact that his minutes may be rare. “For me,” Jones said, “as I approached last year the same way, there is no one that can do what I do specifically. Everyone calls me a specialist and that’s what I am. I consider myself the best asset. “The amount of time I play? How many games I play? I can’t control that” Jones said. The HEAT will need this depth with a condensed schedule.  With games being up to 5 nights

a week and 5 out of 6 nights, there will be a need for more rest for Wade and LeBron. In addition, the HEAT could have been concerned about Mike Miller’s stability with the injuries he has continued to deal with.  James Jones, Shane Battier, and Mike Miller allow Wade and James not to out-do themselves in the regular season.  All three back-up wing players are capable players and will do just fine. This also gives Miami creative lineups.  With LeBron and Battier both able to play the Power For-

ward in certain line-ups, Spoelstra can get creative with how he uses his wing players along with James Jones. Despite all that’s happened, James Jones again remains loyal to the HEAT. “I took considerably less (money) than what was offer out there,” Jones said. “But you can’t put a price on what’s being built in Miami. It came down to stability of the organization and my family being comfortable here. I have a chance to have an impact on a team competing for a championship.”

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Owls Hang Tough, But Can’t Topple #17 Mississippi State 75-68 By: Rolando Rosa They pulled it off last year. This time? Mississippi State got its revenge. FAU fell to the Bulldogs 75-68, nearly upsetting the #16th ranked team in the country for the second year in a row after defeating them last season at the Humphrey Coliseum. Despite 20 points off the bench from Ray Taylor, FAU could not hang on, losing its sixth game of the season. Poor free throw shooting for the Owls was one of the deciding factors in the loss. FAU shot seven of 18 from the free throw line. Despite taking the lead at 57-56 with 7:34 to go, the Owls missed seven of its last 10 foul shots down the stretch. “[If we] make free throws, I think we win the game,” said Jarvis. “There’s no excuse.” Owls guard Ray Taylor, after a 10 assist game


against Warner Southern , scored 20 points off the bench, to go with 4 assists and 3 steals. Taylor knocked in four of his seven 3-point attempts. Taylor showed flashes of greatness throughout the game, such as his trick pass off the back of an unknowing Bulldogs defender, Dee Bost, that he turned into an easy layup. Taylor’s play was #2 on Sportscenter’s top 10 plays of the day. Yet, Taylor’s ballhandling left Jarvis unimpressed. “Better, but still not good enough,” Jarvis said of Taylor’s play tonight. “He had two crucial turnovers. He played a very good game, but can play better.” FAU got down 19-9 early. The Owls made only three of their first 15 shots, but the team would heat up, cutting the deficit to 32-26 after Ray Taylor scored nine straight points during the first half for FAU. The Bulldogs would

close the half on a 7-3 run, taking a 39-29 lead into halftime. The Owls took the lead for the first time at 55-54 as Ray Taylor zipped a pass to Pablo Bertone for a 3-pointer at the top of the key with 9:19 remaining in the game. A 13-2 run capped off by a Pablo Bertone layup from Ray Taylor gave the Owls a 57-56 lead over the Bulldogs with 7:34 to play. Bertone finished the game with 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals. Early in the second half, FAU cut the Bulldogs’ lead to 41-39 after a Pablo Bertone steal led to a Greg Gantt 3-pointer. Gantt struggled, scoring five points and grabbing just one rebound. “Greg Gantt needs to start rebounding better,” Jarvis said. “One rebound is not acceptable.” FAU forward Kore White added 12 points, seven rebounds and a block, yet his inconsistent play this season has his

coach befuddled. Jarvis said after the game that White had a good game, something he needs to get out of his big-man “every game”. The Owls could not take advantage of Bulldogs forward Renardo Sidney picking up his 4th foul with just over five minutes to play, as Dee Bost and Rodney Hood combined to score 10 of the last 12 points of the game for Mississippi State to close out FAU. The Owls 3-point shooting kept the game close, as the team shot nine of 20 from behind the arc. Freshman guard Omari Grier hit two 3-pointers off the bench for FAU. “When we had the opportunity to put the nail in the coffin,” said Jarvis. “We didn’t.” On Dec. 17 at 12:00 p.m, FAU plays the University of Miami at The Bank Atlantic Center in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic.

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