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By Paul Paquet In 1996, Nike paid to train Kenyan runner Philip Boit in the 10 kilometer skiing event, only for him to finish dead last at Nagano. But in an exemplary show of sportsmanship, the winner, Norwegian legend Bjorn Daehlie, waited 20 minutes for Boit to cross the finish line before accepting his medal. It’s not a good thing. What prisoner was released from Alderson Federal Prison Camp in West Virginia in 2005?

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Safety tip from Boca Raton Police Q. Do I need to register my home burglar alarm with the city of Boca Raton? A. Yes. City Ordinance 5074 states that all residential alarm users must register with the city. There is no fee to register a residential alarm and it must be renewed each year by January 1st. Registered users receive two false alarms per year at no charge and unregistered users only receive one false alarm at no charge. Alarm registration applications may be found on the City of Boca Raton website. Crime and safety questions are answered by officers from the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit www.

Boca Raton Police blotter BURGLARY TO RESIDENCE 05/25/2011 16:15 SPANISH RIVER ROAD Sometime between 05/22/11 at about 1700 hours and 05/25/11 at about 0830 hours unknown suspect(s) gained entry into the residence at an unknown point (no force). It appeared the suspect(s) stayed at the residence overnight. Food items and household goods were taken. BURGLARY/ THEFT FROM AUTO 05/25/2011 10:40 SW 15TH AVENUE Unknown person(s) smashed out rear window to a Lincoln SUV, slid in the window and removed a $1,400 Gucci bag, $800 Louis Vuitton purse, $150 in cash and various paperwork from the front passenger seat. There is no suspect information. THEFT FROM VENDING MACHINE 05/25/2011 8:25 ST ANDREWS BOULEVARD Two vending machines were broken into and money stolen from 21290 St. Andrews Boulevard. OBTAINING FOOD/LODGING WITH INTENT TO DEFRAUD 05/25/2011 7 p.m. 1311 W PALMETTO PARK ROAD Two female juveniles ate $24 worth of food at Denny`s restaurant and left without paying. The juveniles left in a 2005 silver Chevy, 4DR. Delray Beach PD went by the registered owner’s address, no suspect vehicle and nobody home. Investigation continues.

Tax Collector Gannon announces bid for re-election in 2012 DELRAY BEACH - Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon hosted a campaign kickoff to launch her re-election bid. The event at the “Spotted on 2nd Gallery” in Delray Beach was attended by more than 50 friends and supporters. “I decided to announce early because 2012 is going to be a very competitive election year,” said the incumbent. “We are at war, we have high unemployment, local foreclosure rates are 5th highest in nation and many people’s lives are still in economic distress.” “Our local voters will be bombarded with tons of election communications - from the presidential primaries, to hotly contested congressional races, and a ballot overloaded with divisive and controversial referendum issues. My tax collector race will have to work even harder in 2012 to reach the voters.” Gannon was elected tax collector in 2006 and reelected in 2008 by a large margin. She was formerly state representative in District 86. Since taking office, Gannon said she has made major changes in an agency that she said had stagnated prior to her taking leadership. “I believe our agency must continue to embrace customer service first, second and always,” said Gannon. Among the reforms she initiated include establishing an ethics policy prohibiting gifts of any amount which makes

it stronger than the Palm Beach County ethics policy, a Pay for Performance Plan which ties employee pay to client satisfaction ratings, a non-smoking policy, a number of system improvements to upgrade outmoded and out-dated systems and technologies, requiring competitive bidding on all contracts, and a wellness initiative “Journey To Good Health” to reduce health insurance premiums in the annual budget. Gannon has a strong business background, working as an operations analyst for a Fortune 500 company and then owning her own business. “I definitely came to this job with a clear vision of customer service and am still working hard to transform a long standing culture”. Most recently, Gannon’s efforts have been recognized by the National Association of Government Accounts with the prestigious “2011 Excellence in Government Leadership Award” for the improvements in her agency.

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Scott names Boca judge to Students get a visit from Boca firefighters battle 2nd floor blaze on East local heroes 15th Judicial Circuit bench Credit: Photo by Frank Correggio TALLAHASSEE - GovJeffery Street BOCA RATON - The students, teachers and helpers ernor Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Judge Janis Brustares Keyser of Boca Raton to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court. “Janis’ diverse professional experience has provided her with a unique understanding of the judicial process and the resolution of disputes in a fair and impartial manner,” Governor Scott said. “I believe that her firm commitment to the law and to ensuring equal justice for all will be a great asset to this court.” Judge Keyser, 53, has served on the Palm Beach County Court since 2006. She was in private practice from 1986 to 2006. Judge Keyser served as a law clerk to Judge James Downey of the Fourth District Court of Appeal from 1985 to 1986.

watched as crews from Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Department pulled into The Children’s House at 100 Pine Circle. Firefighters and their shiny new apparatus were met by more than 60 students, all of whom had donned plastic fire hats. Firefighters spoke to the children about fire safety and gave them a look inside their state of the art mobile intensive care unit and fire apparatus.

She was also a law clerk to Judge Jose Gonzalez Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida from 1982 to 1984. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and her law degree from the University Of Florida College Of Law. Judge Keyser will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Jack H. Cook.

Firefighter/Paramedic Raul Reyes posed for picture with his new friend Colin who just turned four. The birthday boy wore his fire gear for this special event

Teen dies of injuries suffered in May 18 car accident BOCA RATON – A West Boca Raton teenager has died of injuries suffered in a May 18 automobile accident, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff ’s Office. PBSO notified the media that Jorge M. Fuentes, 18, of 9725 SW 2nd Road, was pronounced dead at 12:40 a.m. Sunday at Delray Medical Center. A report said Fuentes was critically injured after fall-

ing off a moving car at Veterans Park. According to the sheriff ’s

office, Victor Santana, 18, was driving out of the parking lot near the bas-

ketball and tennis courts when Fuentes ran up and jumped onto the hood of Santana’s 2000 Cadillac Deville from the passenger side. Fuentes sat on the hood and leaned back against the front windshield for a few seconds before falling off, investigators said. They said that as Fuentes fell from the hood, he struck his head and lost consciousness.

BOCA RATON - Boca Raton firefighters investigated a fire at 775 East Jeffery Street that caused an estimated $50,000 damage, said fire officials. Emergency dispatchers received a 911 call about 10:30 a.m. May 25 from a worker who noticed smoke and flames coming from the rear patio of the second floor condo. Public Information Officer Frank Correggio said he activated the fire alarm pull station and also assisted the homeowner of that unit down the stairs. Upon arrival firefighters saw heavy smoke and flames. Crews immediately began to fight the fire from

the ground at the rear of the unit while other crews stretched hose lines to the second floor and made entry through the front door. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and used special fans to help remove additional smoke and carbon monoxide gas from the apartment, Correggio said. Residents of the three story condominium were evacuated for a few hours while fire crews worked. The homeowner was treated and transported to Boca Raton Regional Hospital for further evaluation. There were no other injuries reported. The state fire marshal said the cause of the fire was accidental.

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Two Boca Raton Police officers honored for heroism

BOCA RATON - Two members of the Boca Raton Police Services Department were recognized for their actions at the 4th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon /L.E.O. Awards sponsored by the Palm Beaches Chapter 254 of ASIS International. Officer Jimmy Jalil, Jr. was awarded the 2011 Life Saving Award for a daring rescue on Dec. 2, 2010. Officer Jalil responded to a reported rollover on I-95 in the city. Upon arrival, Officer Jalil came upon an SUV engulfed in flames. Witnesses informed him there was a woman trapped in the car. That woman, Brianna Motley, was semiconscious and unable to get out of the burning vehicle alone. Officer Jalil initially tried smashing out a window with his baton, but due to the pressure from the fire inside, he was unable to break the glass. At that point, Officer Jalil ordered everyone back, removed his department issued handgun and fired one shot

into the rear window, shattering it. Officer Jalil was able to reach into the burning vehicle, lift Brianna above his head and over the top of the front seat. He then pulled her out of the window and carried her to a safe location for treatment. Officer Jalil’s in-car video of this dramatic event was broadcast throughout the country and was viewed around the world. His actions have been characterized as “heroic” from many different sources. Also, Sgt. Shannon Wendlick was awarded the 2011 Valor/Heroism Award for her bravery on the morning of July 8, 2010. While on patrol in a neighborhood near the Intracoastal, Sgt. Wendlick observed a suspicious vehicle lurking in the area. A records check of the tag revealed no wants or warrants, so Sergeant Wendlick watched the vehicle from a distance. Once she saw the car pulling into a driveway at 505 Spanish Trail, Sergeant Wendlick began to approach the vehicle. Before she was able to relay information to communications, the driver, Robert Alveraz, suddenly backed up at a high rate of speed and attempted to hit her. As the vehicle was backing up, Sergeant Wendlick saw the passenger, Ramon Rosario,

aim a handgun at her. Based on her training and experience, Sergeant Wendlick was able to immediately respond and fire several shots at the suspect, neutralizing the threat to her life. In an attempt to escape, Alvarez drove forward and crashed into a tree. Sergeant Wendlick was able to take both an injured Rosario and the rear passenger, Angel Machasdo, into custody while advising dispatchers and officers about the incident and the description of Alvarez who fled the scene. During the subsequent investigation by the Palm Beach County Sheriff ’s Office, detectives recovered the 9mm handgun that was aimed at Sergeant Wendlick, along with a Mossberg shotgun, masks, ammunition, and a 25 foot piece of rope. Rosario and Muchado confessed to conspiring to commit a home invasion robbery. Subsequently, the trio was arrested and charged with murders, robberies and other crimes that occurred throughout the county. The investigation revealed the suspects were well-armed and extremely dangerous. By her actions, Sergeant Wendlick not only saved her life, but she prevented the suspects from robbing and possibly killing Boca Raton residents.

West Boca Memorial Day

CAP, Scouts, vets honor those who made ultimate sacrifice Story, photos by Lt. Jackie Zarrilli WEST BOCA RATON - Civil Air Patrol Cadets, Boy Scouts, law enforcement and citizens paid tribute to veterans at the Memorial Day ceremony held Monday at Veterans Memorial Park in Boca Raton. Boca Raton Composite Squadron cadets proudly carried the colors honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving

their country. Addressing a crowd of several hundred, Cadet Senior Airman Robert Robinson moved the audience when he said: “Looking at that flag, and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, reminds us of the risks and losses that sadly required that flag to wave, and to stand. We as Americans will never forget our fallen heroes.” The West Boca Raton Community High School

senior asked all to say a prayer for our veterans, active military and their families as they marked Memorial Day. The Boca Raton Composite Squadron’s regular meetings are held on Tuesday evenings 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Civil Air Patrol building at Boca Raton Airport. For more information please see web pages:, and http://

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Mindy Stein named JARC Volunteer of ‘Taste for Hope’ to Benefit Cleaning for Cancer the Year BOCA RATON - Mindy Stein was honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award at the annual gala for JARC (Jewish Association for Residential Care). The award was given for providing pro bono services to a JARC resident who was being forced to leave his home in Florida against his will. Stein stated, “The ultimate result was the judge’s decision to allow appointment of a guardian advocate for the resident; a cousin in Florida that was selected by the resident. Our resident had his day in court; the judge lisMindy Stein was named tened, and the resident prevailed. The appointment of JARC’s Volunteer of the Year the guardian advocate means that the resident will be able to stay here at JARC for the rest of his life.” JARC is an independent 501(c) (3) non profit, non-sectarian organization that operates 10 group homes for adults with developmental disabilities in the Boca Raton/ Delray Beach area. JARC also offers apartment living and vocational training for those who do not require 24-hour supervision.

Boca Raton Singers present two concerts in June

BOCA RATON - The Boca Raton Singers will present two concerts this month. Both are under the direction of Dr. Gerald J. Luongo. One performance, “The Language of Love,” is at 8 p.m. June 4 and the other, “America,” is June 5 at 3 p.m. Both will be held at Grace Community Church, 600 Camino Real. Tickets are $12 each or $20 for both. Call 561-866-1868. The Boca Raton Singers is a 20-member mixed chorus.

Boca High Class of 1971 to hold 40th year reunion BOCA RATON - The graduating Class of 1971 from Boca Raton High School is holding its 40th year reunion celebration the weekend of June 24, 25 and 26. It begins with a Meet & Greet at Rocco’s Tacos on Friday, June 24, 7-11 p.m. There will be a Saturday breakfast tour of the high school and a family picnic at Spanish River Park in the afternoon. An evening dinner dance follows on Saturday at the Country Club at Boca Raton, followed by a Sunday sunrise golf and tennis event before brunch at the country club. The class is proud to have “celebrity” status for Ernie Jones, former player for the New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks in the NFL, and Mindy Moore, former LPGA touring pro and currently a VP at the LPGA. For information, email Tickets are $45 for all Friday and Saturday events and $25 for Sunday brunch.

Great food, live music, and the drinks were flowing at last Thursday’s ‘Taste for Hope’ event, as guests packed the house at Speranza’s Italian Restaurant in Boca Raton. It was an evening of food, fun, and philanthropy. The fundraising event was held in honor of Cleaning for Cancer, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Boca Raton resident Nadege Desravines. The organization, which is headquartered in Boca, provides free residential cleaning services to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy nationwide. Guests in attendance which included the entire staff of Raymond Lee Jewelers, Boca Raton, fashion designer, Kesi Case, and the Brazilian Business Group, danced the night away and were treated to performances by acclaimed jazz singer Alex Romano, Italian singer Lou Galterio, classic rock crooner Daniel Taylor, and even TransMedia’s own Abby Blake sang a song. Guests charitably opened their pocketbooks and were eager to purchase raffle

(Left to Right) Fashion Designer Kesi Case, Mario Alto, owner of Speranza’s Italian Restaurant, Nadege Desravines and Italian singer, Lou Galterio

tickets, which boasted over 30 donated giveaway items, including Stanley Steemer, Crown Wine & Spirits, Salon on Fifth, New York Prime, Renzo’s, Evolution Fitness, Salon Monaco, All Star Cupcakes, Two Fat Cookies, and Flakowitz, among others. Raymond Lee Jewelers designed a special Cleaning for Cancer: Hope, Faith, Love charm and unveiled the design at the event. The charms were available for pre-sale. Raymond Lee Jewelers is graciously donating 100% of the sales for the first 30 pendants sold to Cleaning for Cancer.

Supporters’ of Cleaning for Cancer came out to raise money and indulge in the food and wine provided by Speranza’s

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What’s really real about ‘reality’ television shows? We’re about to enter summer, and, years ago, that meant three months of reruns for TV watchers. Well, there are still going to be lots of reruns. But a new brand of program that has proliferated over the last decade or so - the so-called “reality” show - is moving into various TV slots. I think the craze began in the late 1990s when “Survivor” hit the screen - and it’s still on today. But what is real about taking a bunch of people from the United States to a barren island and making them survive by eating bugs, sleeping with insects, fishing with your hands and trying stupid stunts to win a second bowl of boiled rice? Somehow, “Survivor” has survived. And its first winner, Richard Hatch, has become something of a celebrity. I was living and working in Rhode Island when Hatch - also a Rhode Islander - won the event. I remember the scuttlebutt about him building a massive new house even before it was known that he won.

That’s kind of a dead giveaway. And then, apparently, Hatch didn’t pay income taxes on the million dollar prize, which landed him in jail. Still, he came back to appear on “Survivor” season 4 and just finished a stint on “Celebrity Apprentice.” Now that’s another show that is so far from real, it’s not worth noting. First, how many people “really” get a chance to work for Donald Trump?” I’m sure some people have actually gotten fired by him, but an “Apprentice” firing simply means you don’t have to deal with crazy antics, like dreaming up a new meal for Burger King. (“Yes, I’d like the avocado Whopper with a side of asparagus fries, please.”) In his new book, Dick Van Dyke gave his opinion of reality TV, saying it just gives people a chance to “behave badly.” Oddly enough, Van Dyke said he was asked to be a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” but declined, citing his age (85) as the main concern.

DWTS is “reality light” and is actually entertaining. “Dancing” is real only if you can envision yourself dancing with Marie Osmond, Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson or Cloris Leachman. And the costumes! Have you ever seen women so scantily clad - or men walking around bare-chested or with shirts blowing open in the breeze? Well, maybe along the beach. “American Idol” is perhaps the realest of the real, and since I have met a couple of the finalists, I can wrap my mind around that concept. When you think about it, “American Idol” is simple a very fancy, expensive, updated version of “Talent Scouts” from back in the 1950s. It has amazing drawing power. Last year, 100,000 people auditioned for it. This was whittled down to the 24 Hollywood finalists (which included Brett Loewenstern of Boca Raton). This past week, Scotty McCreery won top honors. It’s clear that “American Idol” has a reason to exist.

It launches young singers on potentially fabulous careers (consider Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson). This places it above other ‘reality shows” that have no particular reason for being. Other reality shows are just full of traumatic bachelors and bachelorettes left in the lurch or obese people who can’t lose weight standing next to those who have dropped many pounds and now look svelte. What do these people get but a lot of tears and angst? It appears we are about to get the second team of reality shows. “Dancing with the Stars” gives way to “So You Think You Can Dance.” “American Idol” yields to “America’s Got Talent.” And “Apprentice” is taken over by…well, I don’t know, I guess, “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?” I saw a commercial for a new show that’s coming on this summer. It’s called “101 Ways to get off a Reality TV Show.” Now that’s something I might watch.

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Letters to the Editor A special word of thanks for the coverage you provided for Tribune readers regarding the City of Boca Raton’s Memorial (Day) Weekend patriotic-inspired events. Record attendances at three events - Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony at the Boca Raton Cemetery, “Summer in the City” concerts at Mizner Park Amphitheater featuring Boca Ballet Theatre, New Gardens Band & Robert Sharon Chorale were due in great part to getting the word out via your excellent articles. Congratulations, too, on your one-year anniversary….looking forward to future successes as Boca Raton’s community newspaper! Happy Day! emEmily M Lilly, Community Resources and Affairs City of Boca Raton Rec Services

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POSITIVE LIVING By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.

By Douglas Heizer

Memorial Day drew a lot more attention this year Memorial Day seemed to have a lot more meaning this year. Nothing specific, but, in general, people seemed more aware of the fact that Monday was a day to remember the troops who have fought to make and keep this country free. Yes, many stores conducted their “Memorial Day Sales.” But fewer than I had remembered. And more tributes to soldiers were broadcast on TV – at least it appeared that way. I think there were even fewer cookouts. I have noticed, and I’ve been told by friends whose relatives were assigned to the front line in war time, that in recent years, interest in both Memorial Day and Veterans Day had been declining. Parades and ceremonies seemed to be drawing fewer people. Not so this year. There were many people at both the Boca Raton remembrance at the Boca Raton Cemetery and in West Boca, at Veterans Park. (By the way, because of a deadline situation, we were only able to run the West Boca Memorial Day pictures in this edition. We will feature Boca’s event next week.) I think it’s wonderful to remember the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice, but also to praise and thank those who fought

and were able to return. Not all of them came back intact. And even years after World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam, many one-time soldiers are still haunted by the memories of the battlefield. One key to the increased attention to Memorial Day has got to be the fact that the United States is involved in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yes, fighting continues in Iraq, even thought the United States has supposedly terminated its direct involvement. Afghanistan continues to take its toll. And terrorists continue to take the lives of our fighting men and women with horrible weapons that kill and maim. Thoughts of those who fight to keep America free were also ramped up just last month when American troops located and killed Osama bin Laden. For several days, TV and other media again showed the images of the 9/11 attacks on America, the burning Twin Towers, the wrecked Pentagon, the sad field in Pennsylvania where Flight 93 was brought down by civilians suddenly thrust into the roles of terror fighters, who gave their lives in a solid showing of support for the USA. With all of these recent reminders, how could we let

Memorial Day go by without sorrowful thoughts? Dale King, the managing editor of the Tribune, told me that he and his father used to spend Memorial Day mornings visiting the cemetery where his dad’s family is buried – and where his father and mother now rest in peace. He said they would join a crowd behind a priest who would lead the group through the cemetery and say the Rosary as they walked. It’s something he said he still misses to this day. I love my native country of Brazil. But I have made the decision to come to America to raise a family, to run my business and to contribute to this nation, and, through civic groups, to help the world. I have long been associated with Rotary, a group that contributes on an international scale. The world has become a smaller place. And every country has its own way of paying tribute to its soldiers who fought in their battles. Americans have unique days of remembrance like Memorial Day and Veterans Day. I pray that someday there will be no more wars, but those who continue to lay down their lives for that cause must never be forgotten.

Don’t Ignore Your Dreams! You have to dream if your dreams will ever come true! Some may take a long time to be realized, but the wait will be worthwhile! Others may surprise you by their swiftness in coming to pass. Still others may just linger in your memory, without ever becoming reality, or simply by not unfolding as originally hoped for! Dreams cannot be bought nor sold. Neither can they be stolen! They are very personal though their fulfillment normally affects not just the dreamer’s life, but a larger company of people. Brazilian psychiatrist and author, Augusto Cury, has written extensively about dreams. In one place he states that “life without dreams is a river without a source, a beach without waves, a morning without dew, a

flower without perfume.” Someone has also commented that “many people know what they want out of life, but few turn their dreams into a carefully planned success map.” But how can that be effectively achieved? By pondering on each dream, you can gradually discover helpful ways of bringing them to fruition, by making them concrete in your experience. Good dreams are born and prosper in a fertile imagination, in a joyous life, in a tranquil mind even if surrounded by external noises and conflicts. Dr. Maya Angelou acknowledged that reality in her own life when she reflected: “I knew that if God loved me, then I could do wonderful things. I could try great things, learn anything, achieve anything. For

what could stand against me, since one person, with God, constitutes a majority?” By the way you feed your mind, by the nature of your daily thinking, you can actually construct positive dreams and decisively proceed toward its unfolding. Develop solid friendships and acquaintances which can help you cultivate and nurture your dream fields, and contribute to accompany many a sprouting into reality. Acting in a contrary manner will only cause nightmares, some of which may be hard to eradicate. Today, new dreamers still live on, positively impacting a large company of persons who benefit from the concrete effects of their dreams! You can also be numbered among them!

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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Newly named chair of FAU Medical School Advisory Board makes $100,000 gift

Dr. Michael T.B. Dennis, MD

BOCA RATON - Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine recently received a gift of $100,000 from Dr. Michael T.B. Dennis, who was appointed chairman of the advisory board for the College of Medicine in April. “We are extremely grateful to Dr. Dennis for his generosity and are pleased to induct him into our Founder’s Circle,” said Dr. Michael Friedland, dean and vice president for medical programs at FAU.

“His guidance as advisory board chair and this wonderful gift will help the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine make its mark as the first medical school in Palm Beach County.” Dennis has been a longtime champion for FAU’s new medical school. In addition to serving on the board, he and his wife, Phyllis, hosted a fundraising event in April to celebrate the College’s preliminary accreditation. “As the future of medicine in South Florida, FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and its students deserve the full attention of our community,” said Dennis. “I feel strongly that leadership calls for action, and I hope that others will be inspired to join me in supporting FAU and its medical school.” Dennis has a long history

of philanthropy. He spent nearly 30 years traveling the world to provide pro bono reconstructive surgery services for amputees, people with birth defects and victims of accidents. Dennis also is a founding member of the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s 1919 Society, a charitable organization that works to meet the needs of the community. In addition, he founded the nurse practitioner/physician’s assistant program while completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, and served on President Reagan’s Health Manpower Commission and Medical Practice Act Committee. His education includes a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.D. from the University of Florida, with externships at Johns Hopkins and Guy’s Hospital in London.

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By Skip Sheffield

By Diane Feen

New film is one gross ‘Hangover’

Bradley Cooper in a scene from “Hangover II”

Memorial Day was a solemn, serious occasion. “Hangover Part II” is about as un-solemn and un-serious as a movie gets. The makers of the surprise hit “The Hangover” are trying to duplicate their success by making it cruder, grosser, more salacious and socially shocking than the first time around. My friend Beth remarked on how social mores have changed so much that a movie as tasteless and deliberately disgusting as “Hangover II” could slip by with an R-rating. Enough of the soap box. Like ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,” there is nothing a film critic can say to deter an audience from attending. The coveted 17-25 age group loves booze, drug and gross-out humor, and this movie delivers. Hundreds were turned away from an advance screening at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. Basically this is the same movie as the first with the same cast and same premise. Only the locale has changed: exotic Thailand instead of tawdry Las Vegas.

Ed Asner as “FDR” at Caldwell Threatre

Once again Stu (Ed Helms), the nerdy dentist, is getting married, this time to a Thai beauty named Lauren (Jamie Chung). Once again the guys decide to have “just one beer” and once again they wake up in a strange place with no memory of the previous night and one of the party missing. “It’s happened again,” mutters Phil (Bradley Cooper), the hunky handsome one. This time the missing person is Teddy (Mason Lee) the brainy 16-year-old brother of the bride to be. Once again with the inept assistance of prissy Alan (Zach Galifianakis, more annoying than ever), they guys will search for Teddy in the apparently lawless and debauched city of Bangkok. Comic drug mob boss Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) is back too, but the funniest player is a small monkey named Crystal, who delivers drugs, smokes cigarettes and helps thwart bad guys. What can one say about a movie whose most startling gag involves a trans-gender prostitute? Enough said. This week’s

other choice is another sequel: “Kung-Fun Panda 2.” Ed Asner is “FDR” At Caldwell Theatre At the other end of the artistic spectrum we have the beloved, respected and acclaimed actor Ed Asner as America’s 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in “FDR.” His fiveday run concludes Sunday, June 5 at Caldwell Theatre Company. Based on Dore Schary’s play “Sunrise at Campobello,” “FDR” covers the peri-lous years from Roosevelt’s inauguration in the depth of the Depression in 1933 to his death in the final World War II year of 1945. Asner has won seven of television’s Emmy Awards for the classic series “Mary Tyler Moore” and “Lou Grant,” but he is an accomplished stage actor as well. Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $45, $60 and $75. Call 877245-7432 or visit www.

Boca hat store fashions styles for Kentucky Derby, Royal Wedding If you’ve been on the fashion dial lately, you know that everyone is talking about hats. Yes, the accessory that has been deemed a thing of the past (our grandparents didn’t leave the house without one) is now a thing of the present. Hat lovers everywhere are rejoicing - and hat makers are just as thrilled. So the question remains - where can you get a great hat? And who will help you decide which hat is right for your face and your lifestyle? Wonder no more - there is a great hat shop right here in Boca Raton called Hats Etcetera. This wonderful hat shop, located on North Federal Highway, has eve-rything a hat lover (or a newcomer to the hat landscape) would want. All of the hats are custom-made and designed by Hats Etcetera owner and founder Carina Gatto. Gatto is the brains behind this intimate upbeat shop (with the design workshop in back) and she is the master crafter of some of the most beautiful hats on the planet. Women come to Boca Raton from around the country to see Gatto and get fitted (and fashioned) for a hat. Gatto’s hats are so be-

loved that her shelves are near empty. That’s because everyone came to her for custom made headwear that would outshine the hat worthy events they attended. There were those who attended the Kentucky Derby and others who stayed right at home (in Boca Raton and Palm Beach) but held Kentucky Derby and Royal Wed-

Carina Gatto models a creation

Carina Gatto with her husband, Johnny Velazquez

ding parties. But everyone had one thing in common - they held their heads up high in creations from Hats Etcetera. “People have been coming to me for hats for the Kentucky Derby and for local Kentucky Derby and Royal Wedding parties in Boca Raton and Palm Beach. Some people ordered their Kentucky Derby hats four months in advance of the race. I also made a hat for the winner of the Kentucky Derby’s wife, Leona,” said Gatto. What also brought Gatto to the attention of the media stage is that she made a hat for a local woman who attended the Royal Wedding of William and Kate. Gatto won’t divulge the name of the lucky woman, but she did tell us that she made her a dusty rose colored fascinator with gray folded ribbon and a silver spike ostrich feather. “She came in with her outfit and we looked around and I thought a small hat would be best for her. Also, when you’re traveling you don’t want to go with an enormous hatbox,” she said. “The small whimsies, the Fascinators, they call them in England, are so popular right now.

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Tri-Rail crowns Highland Beach woman as ‘Senior Idol’

FORT LAUDERDALE - Fans looked on as the finalists of Tri-Rail’s Senior Idol sang their hearts out to a large audience at Parker Playhouse May 17. At the end of the sixth annual competition, Josephine Dolce of Highland beach took home the prize of the “Senior Idol” title, $500 cash and a pass to ride TriRail for one year. Morning show co-host Tamara G. of 97.3FM The Coast served as guest presenter, welcoming each of the 12 contestants to the stage to sing their way into the final five. With hits ranging from “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to “All

That Jazz” that drew the audience to their feet, judges Anita Finley of Boomer Times, John Donovan of CSI Caregiver Services, Bonnie Arnold of SFRTA/ Tri-Rail, Gina Sene-ca of Holy Cross Hospital and Kate McCarthy of the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood had the tough decision of narrowing the competition down to the final five contestants. As the second half of the show got underway, show goers looked on as the final five put their best foot forward, singing greats such as “Old Man River” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby,” but it was Dolce’s rendition of “My Way” that won her the title of 2011 Senior Idol. Bernard Smetanka of Vero Beach was first runner-up,

with Glenda GraingerCohen of Pompano Beach as second runner-up, and Maxine Jaffe of West Palm Beach and Lenny Dwoskin of North Lauderdale to follow. “We are pleased to have had another great competition, filled with such amazing talent,” said Bonnie Arnold, director of marketing, SFRTA/Tri-Rail. “’Senior Idol’ is a great way to showcase Tri-Rail’s ongoing commitment to the senior community.” In its six years, the competition has attracted nearly 1,000 seniors to audition for the chance to be selected as one of the final contestants and perform at Parker Playhouse. Participants had to be solo singers, 65 years and older, residents of South Florida, Treasure Coast or Southwest Florida and were judged on vocal talent, style and stage presence.

Boca hat store fashions styles ... Continued from page 10 Everyone wants them with the feathers and the spikes and in the most delicious colors you can make them.” Hat making is a rare art form that has been kept alive by people like Gatto. Her mother Rika made hats in the illustrious hat days of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s and taught her daughter the trade. In those days a woman or man did not leave the house without a hat on their head. And if people could see how beautiful the hats are at Hats Etcetera they might just return to those heady, hatty days. Gatto’s hats are indeed works of art and are made with crystals, embroidery, flowers, bows and bands that fit the shape of the hat. “My hats are one-of-a-kind so you know you won’t be seeing anyone else in the same one.” That’s for sure, not many people have the fine taste and talent to turn out hats fit for a queen (or a local princess). Hats Etcetera also has an embroidery department with embroidered (and monogrammed) greeting cards, pillows and shirts. Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

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By Dale M. King BOCA RATON - More than half a century has passed since Arthur Vining Davis’ vision for a prestigious and luxurious community unlike any other became a reality. Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club - the first planned unit development in South Florida and the first in the nation to bury utilities underground - was founded just over 52 years ago. “It was on March 21, 1959 when ground was broken at the site of what would become Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club,” said David Roberts, broker/ owner of Royal Palm

Properties and exclusive seller of homes in the development. Roberts still conducts the annual “Showcase of Homes,” giving the public a chance to admire the property. “That was how Arthur Vining Davis first sold his homes,” said Roberts. “When he put his first homes on the market, he held an open house with 70 spec houses. This shows the power of Arvida,” the name Davis created for his company by connecting the first two letters of each of his names. The seaside development consists of some 700 homes as well as a full-service club.

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Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club still a luxurious venue after 50 years “We are a byinvitation-only Club which ensures that members are surrounded by harmonious people they already knew as friends before they were invited to join,” said Membership Director Janet Wayne. “We’re in a unique position of being a small club amidst the large mega clubs in the Boca Raton area. Our members are close friends and our staff knows everyone by name.” Club General Manager Don Emery emphasizes the quality that has always been a club hallmark. “Royal Palm is equivalent to platinum in the precious metals realm,” he said. Two existing members must nominate a candidate for membership. Wayne said it is one of the few Clubs in the area to offer membership to those who do not reside

inside the community. She said golf membership provides privileges for all of the Club’s facilities and services. Marina membership provides use of all of the Club’s facilities and services, excluding golf privileges. Social members can use all facilities and services except golf and marina docking privileges. Historic Recap In 1958, Arthur Vining Davis was chairman of the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA). At the time, he had a personal need for cash, and decided to sell off part of his estimated 100,000 acres of land holdings in Florida. “He took pride in the development of Royal Palm,” said Roberts. “He dined, danced and beamed at the Club’s Inaugural Commodore’s Ball March 19, 1960 in honor of Milton N. Weir, Jr., the Club’s first Commodore.”

Davis named Weir, a Gulf Oil Corp. executive and realtor from Pompano Beach, president of Arvida. “Mr. Weir was a Yale graduate, a good business man, pleasantly correct, well spoken, highly ethical, strong minded but not disagreeable, and thoroughly committed to doing things according to the highest standards,” said Roberts. And that’s what has made Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club succeed and endure. “Arthur Vining Davis assembled a great group of people. He asked them why other developments had failed, and they said it was because the infrastructure was not installed first.” So Davis did - and his property passed the test of time. “The seawalls are original - and they are still in good shape,” said Roberts. Davis brought in Sam Snead as the first golf pro.

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CONDO CORNER By James Hartman

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With the recent tragedies in Japan high on everyone’s minds, it is no surprise that questions are arising among condominium boards about the importance of flood insurance. The images of the catastrophic tsunami that ravaged Japan are resulting in condominium association boards of directors asking pertinent questions: Could it happen here? Are we sufficiently covered? The answer is that, yes, floods of that origin could hurt Florida, but it is more

likely that community associations here could face flood damages from a hurricane or tropical storm. Do I have sufficient coverage? This is something that must be analyzed following a review of your governing do-cuments and criteria establi-shed through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and lenders. The first thing associations must realize is that establishing flood insurance coverage is an extremely complex process simply because they are dealing with the

federal government which sets standards for coverage. The bottom line is that the NFIP mandates that all federally insured or regulated lenders must require the purchase of flood coverage on all buildings they finance if the buildings are located in a designated flood zone or Special Flood Hazard Area. Many lenders still require flood coverage even if the building is not in a required flood zone. Even if this is not the case, boards of directors shouldn’t base the decision to purchase flood

insurance on whether the community is in a required flood zone. Keep in mind that 30 percent of all flood claims are incurred in lowrisk flood areas, demonstrating the fact that flash floods resulting from intense rains can swell canals or the Intracoastal, and e-ven cause ponding-based flooding in inland areas as far west as the Everglades. The best advice is for all associations to carry flood insurance and to understand the risks and required levels of coverage by the Federal government and lenders. It is a very specialized coverage and should be bought through a knowledgeable brokers or agents who understand these complexities. Today, many condominium

associations face financial crises resulting from owners who aren’t paying their monthly assessments. The options for these troubled associations are clear - cut services or over assess the good paying owners. Based on the Federal guidelines, flood insurance is one expense that may not be eliminated. Further, associations can anticipate a rise in flood insurance premiums, especially for the high-rise buildings in coastal areas. The anticipated increases are due to FEMA’s ongoing efforts to audit specific survey data on more and more buildings each year. In many cases, the data determining risk is antiquated, especially for older buildings that weren’t built with today’s safeguards and

architectural standards. The data being analyzed include: Specifics on the identified flood zone; Elevation data Year of construction; Basement information; Enclosure information; Number of floors; Venting information; Community and map panel information. A second means of flood insurance cost reduction is emerging for those communities located in areas with less exposure to tidal waters. This approach involves making an application to FEMA for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA). If granted, the LOMA could result in a reclassification of a community from a high-risk zone to a lower risk zone.

James Hartman, a Boca Raton resident, is partner of Alan James Insurance, a diversified insurance brokerage with offices in Sunrise, Florida. One of the firm’s specialties is developing comprehensive insurance programs including flood for condominium associations throughout Florida. For more information, call 954-838-8828 or visit

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Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club...Continued from page 13 The original golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, and redesigned by Jack Nichlaus. In addition, said Roberts, “quality was manifested in Royal Palm by stringent architectural and building specifications. Utilities were underground. All roofs were to be white. Lot sizes were larger than customary in other comparable developments. Strict owner obligations were established by the Arvida controlled Royal Palm Improvement Association. In all, 723 home sites were originally offered, later redesigned to 742.” As older homes were razed and lots combined, the number of homes has been reduced to about 700.

field that was a focal point for Palm Beach society, with grandstands and stables for overnight housing of polo ponies. Royal Palm derived its

name from the statuesque Royal Palms bordering Camino Real. The club’s blue and gold colors are from the color theme of early Arvida sales bro-

Built on Polo Fields The 450 acres that became Royal Palm embraced a nationally renowned polo chures and advertising. The first home in Royal Palm was owned by members Mr. and Mrs. Lunsford T. Nuckols of Greenbrier, W. Va., and Richmond, Va., at 2148 Silver Palm Road, West. It was reported completed in the January 1960 issue of the Royal Palm Reporter. Mr. Nuckols was a retired chief engineer of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. “Today, Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club has evolved and grown along with Boca Raton,” Roberts noted. “Whether you are looking for a great investment or quality of life, Royal Palm offers both. That is why it has remained South Florida’s most sought after community for more than 50 years.”

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Key to Bristol Properties’ success is ‘mentoring Realtors’ BOCA RATON - ‘Coaching and mentoring professional Realtors is the key to Bristol Properties’ continued success,” says Deborah Bacarella, regional manager of Bristol Properties International, Boca Raton location. Drawing upon her 30+ years in South Florida real estate, Bacarella has set up a unique private coaching and mentoring system for each From left are Cathy Lewis, Louise Morales, both Realtor associate. “We have a wonderful group of expert Real- associates. At rear is Deborah Bacarella, regional manager tors and I have the privilege of coaching them to identify their strengths and to become even more successful.” Besides the one-on-one mentoring, Bristol offers a weekly “Lunch and Learn” session where top experts in real estate-related fields come to the office and update the associates on the latest tips and trends. Realtor Associate Louise Morales says, “I have learned so much at the ‘Lunch and Learn’ meetings Deborah initiated, from mortgages to contracts. With her vast network of professionals she has worked with throughout her career, they are happy to come to the office and share their knowledge with us.” Cathy Lewis as a Realtor associate adds: “I am very proud and excited to be a part of the Bristol Team. Deborah is an expert at meeting every agent’s particular needs. There is no other real estate brokerage in Palm Beach County that offers the level of agent support or customer service that Bristol Properties offers.” The Realtor Associates are gently coached by Deborah to use their creativity and talents helping them to achieve their highest potential. The proof is in the rapidly growing number of listings and associates in the new Boca Raton office. The environment in the office is elegant, calm, and conducive to high productivity. Customers immediately are at home accepting the hospitality of the staff that makes them feel accepted and at ease. Colin Hurley, who runs the personal property auction aspect of Bristol says, “With the continued mentoring and weekly specialized education provided to Bristol’s staff of real estate professionals, we can now provide our customers with a level of expertise unmatched in the South Florida market.”

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Hurricanes are violent storms which can bring intense winds, heavy rain, a storm surge, floods, coastal erosion, landslides, and tornadoes. While it is difficult to predict the exact time, place, and force of hurricanes, residents of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast states must be prepared. The season for hurricanes runs from June through Novem-

ber, with most hurricanes occurring mid-August to late October. Each season, on average, six hurricanes form in the Atlantic Ocean of which two become major hurricanes. Know Your Risk and What To Do Contact your local emergency management office to learn about evacuation routes and emergency


plans. Get additional information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (visit and m.fema. gov from your mobile device for information), Ready Campaign ( Citizen’s Corps (citizencorps. gov), the American Red Cross ( and NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (

Buy flood insurance. Anyone can get flooded, even if you don’t live in a designated flood zone. There is a 30-day waiting period before activation of flood insurance policies. Homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Ask your insurance agent or go to Inquire about emergency plans and procedures at

Prepare Your Home Before the Storm Install permanent wooden or metal storm shutters or board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood. Install metal straps or hurricane clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. Trim trees and clear rain gutters and downspouts. Plan ahead for protection of pets and livestock. For information go to www. and search on “Pet Owners.” As the Storm Approaches Remember that a Hurricane Watch means the onset of hurricane conditions is possible within 36 hours; a Hurricane Warning means the onset of hurricane conditions is likely within 24 hours. Have a full tank of gas in a vehicle, cash, and your disaster supplies kit ready to

go. Make sure every family member carries or wears identification. Listen to the radio or television and NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards for current information and be prepared to act quickly. Turn refrigerator and freezer to maximum cold and keep closed. Secure your boat or move it to a safer mooring. Fill the bathtub and other large containers with water for bathing, flushing toilets, and cleaning, but do not drink this water. Secure or bring inside such outdoor items as patio furniture, kids’ slides, and power mowers. Turn off propane tanks. Shut off other utilities if emergency officials advise you to do so.

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your child’s school and at your workplace. Make a family disaster plan that includes out-of-town contacts and locations to reunite if you become separated. Be sure everyone knows home, work and cell phone numbers, and how to call 9-1-1. Assemble a disaster supplies kit with food, water, medical supplies, battery-powered radio and

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, batteries, flashlights, and other items that will allow you to get by for 3 days after a hurricane hits. Gather important documents such as birth and marriage certificates, social security cards, passports, wills, deeds, and financial and insurance records. Store them in a fire and flood safe location or safe deposit box.

• Close all doors, brace external doors, stay clear of windows and keep curtains and blinds shut.

• If

necessary take cover under a heavy table, or under something protective.

• Don’t be tricked by a sudden lull in the storm, it may

be the “eye” passing over. The storm will resume. Evacuate if you: • Are directed by local authorities to do so. Be sure to • Immediately After the Storm follow their instructions. • Use extreme caution going out of doors. Be alert for • Live in a mobile home, a high-rise building, on the downed power lines, broken glass, and damage to buildcoast, a floodplain, near a river, or an inland waterway, or otherwise feel you will be in danger.

ing foundations, streets and bridges, and coastal or hillside erosion.

• Keep listening to radio, TV, or NOAA Weather Radio If You Are Told to Evacuate: • Turn off all utilities if authorities advise you to do so. All Hazards. • Don’t delay in evacuating once you get word to leave. • Watch for closed roads. If you come upon a barricade or a flooded road: Don’t Drown, Turn Around. . . • Stick to designated evacuation routes. If you need • Be Prepared to Stay on firm ground. Moving water help, this is the most likely place to find it. only 6 inches deep can sweep you off your feet. Stand• Take your most reliable vehicle and avoid taking mul- ing water may be electrically charged from power lines. tiple vehicles that create gridlock.

If You Cannot Evacuate and Are Staying In Your Home: • Go to a safe indoor place for ref-

uge, such as an interior room, closet, or hallway. Stay downstairs only if you are not in a flood prone or storm surge area.

Do not go outdoors during the storm, even in its early stages. Flying debris is extremely dangerous.

Once home, check gas, water, electrical lines and appliances for damage.

Use a flashlight to inspect for damage. Never use candles or other open flames indoors.

When using a generator, avoid electrocution hazards by following manufacturers’ instructions and standard electrical code.

• Do not drink tap water until you know it is safe.

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By Gerald J. Sherman

Community Involvement: Supporting Nonprofits It is never too early or too late to learn that social responsibility is everybody’s business. From our school kids learning to do community service to old established organizations, everyone is learning that community involvement is necessary to preserve our culture. Supporting nonprofits is necessary to help them become more financially sound. There is a dual benefit in doing this. It not only helps the nonprofit, but helps the private organization to receive positive public opinion. This symbiotic relationship is a benefit for all; the nonprofit, the business organization and the public they serve. Like private organizations, non-profits are reaching out to improve their brand/ image. This is where forprofit businesses get the chance to become involved for the good of all. Sponsoring with a non-profit includes getting the word out about the non-profit. Both smaller and larger non-profits need media attention and help in conducting events in order

to raise funds. Their survival depends on getting the word out to their target market. We in industry can help them achieve their goals with our support and involvement. Naturally, when a commercial enterprise supports a non-profit it should consider some of the following: • Is it serving the needs of the community? • Does it align itself with your company’s culture, product or service? • How active do we want to be? • How active do they want the partner to be? One of the ways of supporting a non-profit is sponsorships of special events. It brings your company’s product/service to the attention of the audience. It also enables a company to reach the target audience in a specific geographical area. This partner/sponsorship program combines events, local advertising, public relations, promotions and philanthropic activity. Many companies find this cost-effective due to few-

er expenses involved in marketing the event. The nonprofit and main sponsor do all the marketing with the participating company’s logo which is identified with the charitable cause in all the advertisements, mailers and brochures. The company/ companies sponsoring an event is/are assured of an audience that will relate to their target market. The main thing is for companies to be pro-active in working with charitable causes and to make sure they are compatible with the product/service they are marketing. A cause related activity is another way of supporting and becoming active with nonprofits. It gives the commercial company an opportunity to increase their sales and still contribute to their favorite nonprofit. It involves the commercial company’s contribution to a worthy cause tied into a consumer purchase of their product or service. This cause-related activity is an activity or initiative in which an organization or corporation pledges a per-

centage of its gross sales towards a specific cause or non-profit project. Causerelated activities are an effective means of serving the community. Participating in cause-related activities is fast becoming a popular method. We find more business establishments are interested in this type of activity due to the many public relations opportunities it provides for both the cause and the company. However, the company’s contribution is dependent upon the consumer buying the product/service that will benefit the cause. The trend for commercial entities is clear; become active in the community and look to help others. It will pay big dividends in knowing you served. Being socially responsible for your community makes for a long lasting productive culture. Excerpts from the book, Fashion Public Relations, Gerald J. Sherman & Sar S. Perlman. Fairchild Books, Division of Conde Nast Publications

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BUSINESS BITS • WEST BOCA RATON - The next meeting of the West Boca Business Connection will be held Wednesday, June 8 at 8 a.m. at the Bagel Tree Restaurant, 9080 Kimberly Blvd., Boca Raton. Attendance is $7 per person which includes breakfast. The group is seeking new members. The West Boca Business Connection is a networking group which meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. RSVP to For more information contact Lynn Fedoriw at 561-852-4577. • BOCA RATON – The Buzz Agency, a South Florida public relations and marketing firm, announces several new clients: A division of Sears Holdings Management Corporation, which includes Florida Builder Appliances, Standards of Excellence and Westar; WCI Communities, General Growth Properties, Mizner Park Tastemaker event and Max’s Harvest. The agency also announces that Hope Bruens has been named a partner in the firm and Debbie Abrams has been promoted to vice president of Public Relations. Also, Maryellen Murphy and Divya Sukumar have joined the Buzz Agency team. • On National Donut Day, celebrated this year on June 3, Dunkin’ Donuts will offer guests a free donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of a beverage (excluding bottled cooler beverages). National Donut Day, held the first Friday of June each year, was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. • BOCA RATON - Anne Fontaine opened its first store in Palm Beach County Friday at Town Center at Boca Raton. The new store unveils an exclusive design concept in Florida that highlights the designer’s jewelry, handbag and accessory collections. Anne Fontaine designed her first collection in 1993. What began as a collection of white shirts has grown into a lifestyle brand, offering a full collection of tops, outerwear, knits, accessories, handbags, a home fragrance collection and now an exclusive cosmetic skin care line.

• BOCA RATON - Penny Shaffer, Market President, South Florida, for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, will discuss, “In the Pursuit of Health” at the next Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast Thursday, June 9 from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center, 5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, Tickets are $15 (Members - Online), $30 (Members - At The Door) and $50 (NonMembers) For tickets or additional information, call the Chamber at 561.395.4433. “Email your Business News, promotions and acknowledgements to Chris Catoggio at:

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Boca Medical Supply is one-stop shop for equipment, products

BOCA RATON -- Boca Medical Supply offers the industry’s largest selection of medical equipment and products. Conveniently located in the Oaks Medical Plaza at 648 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Boca Medical Supply is a state-licensed facility. “We have built a reputation on being the one-stop shop for medical supplies,” said Elaine English who, with her husband, Carl, owns the business. They are the fourth owners of the firm that has been handling customers’ needs for more than 40 years. Boca Medical also has a store in West Boca at Boca Lyons Plaza, 9224 Glades Road. Shopping for or renting medical equipment is easy. Boca Medical has a large showroom with products galore within easy view. The firm also offers a special order service for items

that are hard to find. The number and variety of items available at Boca Medical is vast. Elaine sums it up this way: “We carry all major brands of medical supplies. In fact, our extensive inventory consists of more than 15,000 helpful products. We offer aids for mobility, diabetes, bath safety, ostomy, home diagnostics and more. In addition to sales of medical equipment, we also provide rentals and service.”

Proudly accredited “Our company is proudly accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Boca Medical Supply also works with MED Group, VGM and NDC, companies known in the industry for their dedication to home care.” The company is also a Medicare provider.

Not only do the English’s stock a vast array of medical supplies, they are both schooled in health needs. “I am a licensed physical therapist assistant,” said Elaine, who has degrees from Florida Atlantic and Lynn universities. Her husband is a graduate of FAU. “We are dedicated and committed to providing excellent service to our customers and referral sources,” Elaine said. “Our staff is friendly, courteous and highly trained in their fields, including licensed and certified fitters and medical equipment technicians.” She said fittings “make up a big part of our business.” Boca Medical Supply has post-mastectomy products, medical compression stockings, incontinence products, diabetes home testing supplies and shoes and CPAP and BIPAP sleep apnea machines.

The firm “takes pride in providing personalized care in assisting patients select the appropriate medical equipment for their needs and capabilities,” Elaine said. “We have earned the respect of our customers and referral sources by providing quality medical equipment, products and services.” Elaine said the firm is particularly proud of “our 99 percent customer satisfaction rating.” Boca Medical Supply’s retail showroom is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The firm accepts all forms of payment, including cash, checks, MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover. “Call us at (888) 3701043,” said Elaine, “to check out our retail showroom.” Deliveries can also be arranged.

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By Pr. Sandy Huntsman


“The Folly of Relativism”

Cash as a problem

Why do we believe what we believe about anything? Blaise Pascal wrote “People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.” I used to believe everyone had a philosophy of life which led to certain lifestyle. Sometimes the philosophy might be well-written, carefully articulated and other times just a rehashing of some line from a movie or philosopher. I now believe just the opposite. Most of us have a lifestyle we want to live, and we will adopt a philosophy that fits that lifestyle. James Sire was conducting a seminar entitled Why Should Anyone Believe Anything At All, in which he demonstrated that everyone believes what they believe for one of four basic reasons: 1. Sociological Reasons: parents, friends, society, culture 2. Psychological Reasons: comfort, peace of mind, meaning, purpose, hope, identity 3. Religious Reasons: Scripture, Pastor/Priest, Guru, Rabbi, Imam, Church 4. Philosophical Reasons: consistency, coherence, completeness (best explanation) Students were encouraged through the Socratic method of questioning to carefully evaluate the basis of their beliefs. Should we believe something just because our parents believe it or it is culturally acceptable? Is something true because it makes us feel comfortable? Just because believing in God makes us feel good, does that mean he really exists? Junkies might be comforted by a certain type of drug, but that

drug might actually be killing him. Should we believe something just because it is in a sacred book... Which book if any should we believe?” All of these questions and many more like them help us understand that belief must square with truth. Teaching, any teaching, religious or otherwise, is only worth trusting if it is true. All of this thinking has given rise to one of the more prevalent worldviews of today’s post-modern generation: moral relativism. This is the view that there is no objective truth regarding morality, that right or wrong is a subjective determination based on preference or choice. In essence, nothing is true for all times and all places. Statements such as, “There is no such thing as truth” or “That might be true for you, but not true for me,” or “that’s just your opinion” are oft repeated as evidence of the truth of relativism. Often the emotional weight of such statements seem compelling, but upon closer examination one will discover that the fundamental thrust behind moral relativism is flawed at the core. Relativism is self-refuting. If a person states “There is no truth,” the statement itself is being uttered as an absolute truth, and therefore the statement is self-refuting. It is like saying “I don’t speak a word of English.” The statement contradicts itself. Relativism is unlivable. Imagine a society where every person lived out relativism to its utter logical conclusion. Since there would be no regard for objective truths, each

person would not abide by any objective standards, rules, boundaries, or guidelines. Stealing, murdering, cheating, lying – all these things would be fair game in a morally relative society, and such a society would be characterized by chaos and rapid destruction. No one would reasonably be able to live in a world like that. Relativism violates the Law of Noncontradiction. Westerners have been accused of “either/or” thinking while many Eastern philosophers suggest there is another kind of logic; “both/and” thinking. I say there is a God... you say there isn’t... either there is or there isn’t we say. Yet too many, this presses the issue to far. They say, “no, you are both right”... but logically how can this be? If I say the moon is made of cheese... either it is or isn’t... it can’t be both. If I ask a married couple if it’s true, his wife is pregnant... the husband says ‘no’ the wife says ‘yes.’ They both can’t be right! Maybe she hasn’t told him or maybe they misunderstood the question, but they both can’t be right. The Law of Noncontradiction is a self-evident first principle of thought that says contradictory claims cannot both be true at the same time in the same sense. We need to be so grateful that in America we are free to pursue truth. To quote George MacDonald, “Truth is truth, whether from the lips of Jesus or Balaam.” We need to affirm truth where we see it, but we also need to remember that there are logical implications to certain beliefs.

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By Mike Gora

Question: For two decades, my obligation to turn you and band is in a potential trouble husband and I ran a restaurant. your husband in to the IRS as you are. We don’t take credit cards. We for any of your past conduct, Suggest to your attorney also do not pay much in income which you disclose during that both you and your hustaxes, as our cash registers al- your confidential relation- band should prepare, but ways run out of tape when we ship. On the other hand, not sign or file, financial afare busy. Instead of having a telling the attorney of fidavits, which you each be401k we have (had) trunks full plans to continue defrau- lieve are reasonably accurate. of the green stuff, and I do ding the government tech- Next, a four-way meeting, not mean spinach, all over the nically requires reporting with no mediator, might be you to authorities. Your appropriate, with a written house. Two weeks ago, I took my sis- attorney should not allow confidentiality agreement to ter to New York for 10 days. I you to knowingly file a false be signed by all. was going to write off the trip financial affidavit or assist Bring your records of saas a business expense. When I you in preparing such an af- vings and, perhaps, of the got back, I found that my hus- fidavit. history of your spending to band had moved out of the Any judge who receives help prove assets and income. house and into the apartment information of past crimi- Take the position that you of our 25-year-old waitress, nal conduct will probably both need to settle without who he could not have known report you immediately. If court interference for you you use the circumstances to both and your daughter to for more than a month. He was generous; did not touch threaten your husband into go forward with no crimithe $3,000 in our bank account, a settlement agreement, the nal problems. His lawyer but did empty all the cash out agreement would probably will point out that you both of the house. Bales of money. I not be upheld in court if signed tax returns. am a little anal. I kept records. attacked based on coercion There might be some value We were saving a couple of and duress. in the restaurant business, hundred thousand a year. He Even mediation becomes a but with no accurate books problem for you. Rules con- and records, you might not took over $3 million in cash. I am going to divorce the tur- cerning mediation provide be able to get much for it if key, but I don’t know what I that the issues discussed are it was for sale, unless an excan tell the divorce lawyer. Will confidential. However, infor- perienced operator of similar the lawyer have to turn me in mation concerning the com- restaurants can be convinced to the IRS? How can I get my mission of a future crime of its true value. half of the cash back? How is an exception, which, in Negotiate for all of the ascan I prove what the value was theory, the mediator has to sets other than the restauof our restaurant? How can I report. rant, not in cash such as prove how much we made, for Your underground income your mortgage-free house. alimony and child support? makes the normal divorce However, the house could be (We have one girl, a freshman process very difficult to use lost as the result of a future in high school.) The only asset successfully. Your husband criminal prosecution. You we have other than the restau- is in a better position, ha- have the kind of case that rant and the cash is a mortgage ving possession of the cash. must be settled, as there is free house which used to be The first thing your lawyer no good alternative that will has to do is convince the not be more trouble than it is worth about two million. Answer: Your lawyer has no other side that your hus- worth. Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Specialization of The Florida Bar as a specialist in family and matrimonial law.

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BOCA RATON – Bankruptcy is striking down two furniture stores in Boca Raton. In February, Fort Myersbased Robb & Stucky, which has operated a store in Mizner Park and another on Federal Highway, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The highend furniture retailer in business for 95 years has chosen to shutter all of its properties. In just the past few weeks, a multitude of signs have sprouted up outside Carls Furniture Store on North Federal Highway in the city’s north end, signaling another Chapter 11 bankruptcy. However, store officials said the firm hopes to emerge from bankruptcy with several stores following a consolidation. The Boca location, which the store official said is leased, will be closed as a Carls location, but will be taken over by Haverty’s. Another Carl’s location, this one in South Miami,

will be reopened under the Baer’s Furniture name. In its filing, Carls listed assets of $6.1 million and debts of $9.1 million. A dozen industryrelated companies are listed among its 20 largest unsecured creditors and are owed $2.4 million Carls is not affiliated with Carls Patio, and the seller of outdoor furniture will continue operating. Carls Furniture sold its inter-

est in the patio furniture chain in a 2008 buyout. In addition to the Boca and South Miami stores, Carls has five locations. A clerk in the Boca Store told the Boca Raton Tribune the place is expected to close in about a month. Robb & Stucky initially filed for Chapter 11, but then chose to go with a total liquidation. The firm is closing down 20 stores in Florida, Texas, Arizona

and Nevada. Coincidentally, Robb & Stucky opened its store in Mizner Park following the closing of Jacobson’s Department Store, also due to a bankruptcy filing. Jacobson’s had been located in Mizner Park since the retail/cultural/ residential center opened in the late 1980s. The Jacobson’s shutdown ended a retail store chain that began in Michigan in 1838. In 2002, the company finally filed for bankruptcy after closing some of its poorer-performing stores. Originally, the company filed for Chapter 11 and sought to reorganize. Later in the year, however, the Jacobson’s chain went out of business completely and closed its remaining 18 stores. The Robb & Stucky patio store is located on Federal Highway just north of Mizner Boulevard.

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timid and shy but never, ever aggressive or grumpy. We’re sweet boys, neutered and housebroken, good with other dogs and older children. We’ll separate for good homes but we’d also love to be adopted together. All we need is a gentle touch and a quiet place to settle at last. Can you help us? We’re available for adoption at Tri-County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adoption

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Fort Lauderdale Strikers Earn Second Consecutive Shutout Strikers have gone unbeaten six out of their last seven games FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Fort Lauderdale Strikers earned their second consecutive shutout Saturday night against the Montreal Impact. The Lockhart Stadium crowd of 4,755 saw the Strikers play the Impact to a 0-0 draw. This point at home makes the Strikers unbeaten in six out of the last seven games. The Strikers play at home again Saturday, June 4th against the Puerto Rico Islanders in the second game of a four game home stand. “We had our second shutout tonight and that’s definitely a positive,” said Head Coach Daryl Shore. “Defensively we’re playing well and now we have to

keep going. Now the expectations are three home games to try and get nine points. At the end of the day we need points and we have to figure out a way to get them. Both teams held possession for parts of the first half, counter attacking each other on different occasions. The Strikers’ first shot came in the 15th minute after a build up of play from the midfield. Montreal pressed deep into Strikers’ territory, but the Striker counter-attack was on. Eduardo “Chacho” Coudet showed offensive presence, attempting chip shots multiple times and came very close to scoring

the opening goal. In the 41st minute, midfielder Patrick Otte received a caution for a rough tackle near the sideline. The half ended 0 – 0 with both teams coming close to taking the lead. The second 45 minutes showed more action from both teams, in the offensive and defensive ends. Montreal came out strong, with Idriss Ech Cherqui trying a half volley into the top left corner of the goal. The shot rattled the crossbar and bounced out for a Strikers’ clearance. Goalkeeper Matt Glaeser showed poise in front of goal, stopping several Impact attacks, keeping the

shutout alive. Coudet showed his playmaking abilities in the 70th minute as he chipped the Impact defense to forward Martin Nunez. Nunez brought down the ball and volleyed it at goal, but it sailed high. Toward the end of the match, the Montreal Impact began to operate more defensively, dropping a lot of players into defense and holding out for the draw. The Strikers provided the attacking play, pressing high and wide to send in crosses. Patrick Otte continued his influence in the game, shooting at goal several times. In the 76th minute, Otte received the ball wide and cut in. After breaking into the 18-yard-box, he took a shot and it rolled wide left of the goal. The game ended with a Lance Laing caution in the 88th minute for a foul on a streaking Impact player. This result puts the Strikers record at 1-5-2 and the Montreal Impact goes to 1-4-2. The Fort Lauderdale Strikers next game is at home against the Puerto Rico Islanders Saturday June 4th at 7:30 p.m. Earlier in the season these two teams played to a 2-2 tie in Puerto Rico. For tickets to the Strikers’ next home game, call the front office at (954) 6060400.

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Feels Like Déjà Vu: HEAT/Mavs 2011 NBA Finals Preview

By: Pedro Heizer A rematch of the 2006 NBA finals, the Miami HEAT will meet a Dallas Mavericks team hungry for revenge. In the regular season, Dallas was 2-0 against Miami. But, as HEAT fans know very well, regular season records don’t mean much in the playoffs. Miami beat the Celtics and Chicago in the playoffs (Miami had lost the season series to both teams, 1-3 and 0-3 respectively). With that being said, this is going to be one entertaining finals. Both teams are teams who execute at the end of games – how can you forget Miami coming back from 12 down with three minutes left to win the Eastern Conference Finals? Because both teams can win games in the last quarter, no lead will be safe.

Dallas has not played great defense in the playoffs, they have been winning their games with their offense. Miami on the other hand, their defense has been impeccable. Miami can run, be physical, and take away the lane from Dallas, which can be a good thing or a bad thing. If Dallas can hit their jumpers it will be a dangerous series, if they can’t (just like Chicago couldn’t) the series will be over quick. Miami’s defense, on the other hand, has been impressive. Their athleticism challenges everything, takes away passing lanes and they have been physical with everyone. This will be a different kind of test because Dallas is a jump shooting team — pack it in to take away the paint like the Heat did against the Bulls and the Mavs will shoot and make right over the top, something Chica-

go failed to do. Either Miami’s defense or the Mavs offense has to give way, and that will be key. Another key in this series is the bench play. Dallas has a terrific bench with players like Jason Terry, JJ Barea and Brendan Haywood but how will that bench play against heavy minutes from Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh? Prediction: Miami in 6 Miami has terrific defense as I said earlier and at the end of the day, defense wins championships. Not only does Miami have the better defense, but they also have three superstars who can all control the game at different times and in the end, that will be too much for the Mavericks. Yes, these two teams are completely different from 2006 (only four players from both teams remain), but the result will be the same.

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How To Read Golf Greens for Speed and Break By: Bobby Lopez, PGA Short putts and long putts, are played with the same golf club even though the stroke pattern and purpose are quite different. Short putts demand club face control while the long putts demand pace control. The short putting stroke should be as short as possible to lower the risk of changing your club face position after aligning the club face at the target. The long putt stroke can be long and flowing because controlling the pace of the ball speed is your goal. You’ll find when you three putt a green most of the time you left your putt short or you knocked it past

the hole, unless there was a significant amount of break that you did not negotiate properly. It is usually the pace or speed of the ball that is the most difficult to control, especially on super fast greens like Augusta. Today we discuss long putts and how to first determine the speed then the break. Most golfers look at the break first. I first have to make a decision on how fast I’m willing to roll the ball before I decide how much break or curvature the ball will take over the surface it has to cover. The slower I roll the ball the more it will break or curve. I look at the green from 150 yards first to see any tendencies of lean one way

or the other. If I threw a bucket of water on that green which way would it flow off ? Once reaching the green you need to look at the putt

from both sides to gather all the information you can about the surface you are about to roll the ball on. I suggest that you drive your golf cart to the back of

“Find the area of drainage and you’ll have the keys to the “lean” of the green.”

the green each time, (being that most golfers leave their ball short of the hole on approach) and then walk around the back of the putt first. Try walking a half moon circle around the putt rather than straight to the ball. Look at how the green leans. Understand that the designer of the green had to account for water to flow off the green for drainage purposes. Find the area of drainage and you’ll have the keys to the “lean” of the green. Look at the coloration of the green. Is the color a deep dark green and thick or is it light brown with very thin grass blades? Is it up hill or down? Is there a ridge where the ball will

speed up on you and run by the hole? Make a determination while walking around the hole as to how fast you need to roll the ball. Then once behind the putt, meld the information you acquired from looking at the putt from the back and the frontal view you have. Now and make an educated guess at the amount of break you should play for. Remember if you are off on your amount of break by a foot or two it probably won’t cause you to three putt. It’s that putt you leave seven feet short or twelve feet past the hole that will cause you to three putt. Get the pace first, then the line. Article Source:

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