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FAU Receives $500,000 Gift from ADT Clock Once Displayed at Fenway Park Finds New Home at FAU Stadium BOCA RATON – The Florida Atlantic University athletics department recently received a gift of $500,000 for its on-campus stadium from Boca Raton-based ADT. In appreciation, a large clock featuring the company’s iconic blue logo is being mounted on the exterior of FAU Stadium, which welcomes thousands of guests at football games and other events throughout the year. “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to ADT for this gift,” said FAU President Mary Jane Saunders. “We are proud to display the ADT clock at our stadium, where it will serve as a constant reminder of the company’s generous contribution to FAU.”

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Life & Arts Cultural Council of Palm Beach County hosts Member Reception to celebrate the opening of its new exhibition See page B1

Community Goodwill Industries gets grant from Countess’s 100th birthday bucks See page 5

Community FAU to Host Lecture Series on Holocaust, Judaic Studies

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Business Business of the Year Award Winner for West Boca Chamber of Commerce See page 26

At check presentation are, from left, FAU President Mary Jane Saunders, ADT Vice President of Consumer Marketing Lewis Long, FAU Vice President of Community Engagement Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson ’05 and FAU Athletics Director Patrick Chun.

Happy New Year Boca Express Train Museum Announces New Tour for New Year BOCA RATON – The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum announces the launch of a new tour program at the Boca Express Train Museum located at the Boca Raton FEC Railway Depot, Count de Hoernle Pavilion, 747 South Dixie Highway. The Boca Express comprises two restored 1947 streamline rail cars, a 1946 Atlantic Coast Line caboose and 1940s Baldwin switch engine in addition to the restored 1930 Florida East Coast Railway depot. Visitors will receive their tickets in the station and be given a tour of the site and a brief introduction to Boca Raton’s history.

Then they will step back in time to experience a nostalgic tour about the glamorous days of train travel via living history interpreters who will regale the “passengers” who happen upon train crew members at work. Tours are the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month January through April starting at 1 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required.

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ROTARY CLUB BOCA RATON DOWNTOWN President Alan Kaye Fridays 12:00 lunch Bogart’s Bar & Grille (Cinemark/Premier Level) 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

12/17/2012 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT A 25-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly threatened several family members with a knife after a verbal confrontation.

ROTARY CLUB BOCA RATON CENTRAL President Dr. Bob Eckelson Tuesdays 12 pm The Capital Grille 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 Check with the Hostess to confirm dining the room.

17/2012 SHOPLIFTING/ RETAIL THEFT A 17-year-old female was arrested for retail theft after investigation revealed she attempted to steal clothing and jewelry from Macy’s. Total cost of the items was $343. She was transported to the Palm Beach County Jail.

LIONS CLUB OF DELRAY BEACH President Sandra Barre 2nd Tuesday, 6 pm at Heritage Park 5861 Heritage Park Way, Delray Beach FL 33484 4th Tuesday, 6 pm at City Library 100 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach FL BOCA RATON LIONS CLUB President Hazel Mc Intyre 1st Monday, 7 pm 399 NW 35th St. , Boca Raton FL

Quote of the Week: “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” - Matthew 24:36

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12/17/2012 BURGLARY FROM FENCED AREA A trailer was stolen from a fenced-in area on NW 1st Court at approximately 2000 hours. 12/17/20121 OTHER THEFT A local man reported that his ex-roommate used his credit card for unauthorized withdrawals and fraudulent charges. He did not wish to prosecute. The victim was reimbursed. 12/17/2012 SIMPLE BATTERY Two sisters had an argument and both are stating different stories. 12/17/2012 SIMPLE BATTERY Complainant advised that during the course of an argument, the father of her child battered her. She sustained minor, non life-threatening injuries. There is an active warrant for the suspect. 12/17/2012 FRAUD A woman reported that a former employee had used company time and equipment while trying to engage in a private business.

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ADT also has signed a sponsorship agreement, which recognizes the company as the exclusive secuThe ADT clock, an emblem of rity provider of FAU athletics. As the company’s support of its home- part of the sponsorship, the ADT town university, was originally in- logo will be featured on all football stalled at Fenway Park, home of the coaches’ headsets. In addition, FAU Boston Red Sox, during the famed and ADT will collaborate on an inballpark’s 99th anniversary year. A ternship program for student athceremony to celebrate the clock’s letes and on other academic activinew location at FAU Stadium took ties at FAU. place December 1, \ prior to the FAU vs. University of Louisiana at The ADT Corporation recently Lafayette football game. ADT Vice became a public company trading President of Consumer Marketing on the New York Stock Exchange Lewis Long presented Saunders under the ticker symbol “ADT.” with a check on the field during Founded in 1874, ADT is one of halftime. the best known brands in the security industry, with 6.4 million cus“We are proud to have such a fa- tomers. mous piece of ADT history in one of the newest college football staTo date, FAU has secured more diums in the country,” said ADT than 30 named sponsorships for the Chief Marketing and Customer stadium. The university is offering Relations Officer Tony Wells. “Con- naming rights for more than 30 adtributing to the communities where ditional venues in and around the we live and work is important to all stadium to help fund the $70 million of us at ADT. We look forward to project. The 29,419-seat open-air a long and successful relationship stadium, completed in 2011, features with FAU as we expand our pres- 6,000 premium seats, including 24 ence in Boca Raton.”

In front of ADT Clock are, rear, from left, FAU Athletics Director Patrick Chun, ADT employee and FAU National Alumni Association Board Member David Haycock ’02, FAU Vice President of Community Engagement Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson ’05, ADT Chief Marketing and Customer Relations Officer Tony Wells, FAU President Mary Jane Saunders, ADT Vice President of Consumer Marketing Lewis Long, FAU Board of Trustees member Anthony Barbar ’78 and FAU Foundation Board Vice Chair Bruce Allen ’71. Front, from left, Student Alumni Association members Mia Hansen, Dominique Walker, Cynthia Maceda and Kaitlyn Moores

suites, 26 loge boxes, 1,000 premier club seats and 4,000 priority club seats, and the latest, state-of-the-art amenities. The ADT Corporation, headquartered in Boca Raton, is a pro-

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Goodwill Industries gets grant from Countess’s 100th birthday bucks Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc. received a $40,000 grant from The Order of St. John, Knights Hospitaller Commandery of Florida using proceeds from Countess Henrietta De Hoernle’s 100th Birthday Celebration Gala Sept. 24. The funds are directed toward Goodwill’s Project Success and Project Succeed residential service programs. An additional $5,000 dollars will be awarded in June 2013.

Dame Isabelle Paul and Hospitaller Dame Alyce Erickson with OSJ Chevalier Gregory Schultz as the Master of Ceremonies. Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc. was selected as a leading nonprofit, which provides services and programs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Goodwill is working to end homelessness in Palm Beach County as lead agency for the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center partnering

Friends of KOP For years South Florida has watched C. Ron Allen bring magic moments to underserved children through KOP, formerly known as the Knights of Pythagoras Mentoring Network. Now he wants to create probably one of the most significant and cherished memories for KOP members and area youths -- in January he wants to send 50 students on a bus trip to Washington DC to watch the Inauguration of President Barack Obama. He sent just a few children four years ago. It’s an ambitious and admirable project for Allen who aims to raise more than $17,000 for transportation, lodging and winter coats for the youth. But as South Florida has embraced these children, known for marching in parades, wearing their black berets and cumberbunds or racing to build the best sand sculpture, it’s time for us to help Allen and his quest. He’s been doing the heavy lift-

ing for years. This time the community really needs to step up. The money needs to be raised by December 31. He has chosen the fundraising site crowdtilt to push the drive. It doesn’t matter how much you give. Just give something. For Allen, this course coincides with his 20th year of mentoring hundreds of children ages 7 to 17 through homework, oratorical and writing competitions, sponsoring field trips and helping with basic life skills. The difficulty to raise funds over the years would have stopped most people in their tracks, but Allen has been able to manage his program on less than a shoe string budget, if that’s possible. I encourage you to give whatever you can by going to https:// help-them-get-on-the-bus, click on contribute now on the lower left hand of the page on the secured site.

Countess Henrietta de Hoernle, seated, with members of The Order of St. John, Knights Hospitaller Commandery of Florida.

Project Success provides homeless individuals with residential services for up to two years, while participants are provided with comprehensive case management and vocational services as well as financial planning, life skills training and support services. Project Succeed offers rent assistance and long-term support services to enable persons with disabilities who were formerly homeless to maintain their own apartments in the community. The Senator Philip D. Lewis Center is Palm Beach County’s central point of entrance for homeless individuals to receive services for 90 days. The center offers referral, intake, assessment, medical services, shelter beds, and vocational placement and life skills training.

with Palm Beach County, Division of Human Services, The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, Adopt-A-Family and The Lord’s Place, among other community partners. Goodwill partners include State of Florida Vocational Rehabilitation, Palm Beach County Division of Human Services, Florida State Division of Blind Services, School District of Palm Beach County, Workforce Alliance, State of Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, National Industries for the Blind, Respect of Florida, Ability One, The Army Corps of Engineers and Florida Brain & Spinal Injury Program.

President and CEO, Marvin Tanck stated: “Gulfstream Goodwill Industries’ Board of DirecThe September birthday celebra- tors, staff and program participants tion was hosted by The Order of St. are extremely grateful for the OSJ John. Leading the Gala Committee grant and it is even more special to were Honorary Chairs Christine have been recognized in the presLynn and Barbara and Dick Schmidt ence of Countess de Hoernle at her with Gala Chairs OSJ Commander 100th birthday gala.” Community News

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Campaign History Exhibit Opens at Lynn Following Presidential Debates BOCA RATON -- The presidential debates are officially over, though commentators will continue to analyze each candidate’s strategies for weeks to come.

to life than through our new presidential debate exhibit,” said Watson. “Thanks to the generosity of individuals from the community, we have over a century of campaign buttons,

Boca Express Train Museum Announces New Tour for New Year BOCA RATON – The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum announces the launch of a new tour program at the Boca Express Train Museum located at the Boca Raton FEC Railway Depot, Count de Hoernle Pavilion, 747 South Dixie Highway. The Boca Express comprises two restored 1947 streamline rail cars, a 1946 Atlantic Coast Line caboose and 1940s Baldwin switch engine in addition to the restored 1930 Florida East Coast Railway depot. Visitors will receive their tickets in the station and be given a tour of the site and a brief introduction to Boca Raton’s history. Then they will step back in time to experience a nostalgic tour about the glamorous days of train travel via living history interpreters who will regale the “passengers” who happen upon train crew members at work.

Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum docents Jo Ann Messuri, Dotty McCord, and Vanessa Carosella. of the month January through April starting at 1 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. The tour is not recommended for children under 12. Cost: Adults: $10, BRHSM members $5. For more information call 561-3956766 X 101 or email

Tours are the 1st and 3rd Fridays

Lynn University President Kevin Ross and NCCI CEO Steve Klingel at the unveiling of the presidential exhibit, sponsored by NCCI, at Lynn University’s Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library Highlights of the 2012 election campaign along with slogans, and memorable moments in US campaign history are on display in the library at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Lynn hosted the third presidential debate of the 2012 campaign season. The exhibit, sponsored by NCCI, was unveiled at Lynn University’s Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library and features a Palm Beach County electronic voting machine from 2000, historian John Clark’s memorabilia, American Studies Professor Robert Watson’s personal collection and original illustrations from political cartoonist Chan Lowe.

political cartoons, inauguration invitations, and other items to use in bringing that history to life and better telling the story of presidential elections.” The exhibit is open and free to the public and may be viewed Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and

Holiday Tidings Abound at Greater Boca Chamber’s Holiday Breakfast BOCA RATON -- Business and community leaders flocked to the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Breakfast December 13 to kick off the holiday season in a festive atmosphere. The breakfast was sponsored by Wells

ing South Palm Beach County. Four hundred people were in attendance at the Boca Raton Resort & Club as the West Boca Raton Community High School Encore Ensemble, made up of students in Grades 9-12,

From left, Bob Simon, Debra Cancilla, Marc Goldberg, Diane Paez, Robin Babbitt.

From left, Councilwoman Constance Scott, Jamie Goodman, Patricia Burdett, Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie


“The Boca Chamber offers members the perfect combination of holiday fun and business-building opportunities and we are proud to present events, like our holiLynn University’s American Studies Professor Robert Watson helps day breakfast, that accomplish that unveil the presidential exhibit, sponsored by NCCI at Lynn Univer- goal.” said Troy M. McLellan, CCE, Lynn University’s Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library president and CEO of the Greater sity’s President Dr. Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Kevin M. Ross, along with Dr. Watson, Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs “Business doesn’t stop during the spoke at the exhibit opening. through Monday, January 21. holidays,”

entertained the crowd with a variety of holiday songs. The breakfast featured guest speaker Steve Pollart, senior vice president – life insurance & benefits, Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.

The first Membership Breakfast of 2013 will be held on Thursday, January 10, 7:45 to 9 a.m., at Via Mizner Golf and Country Club, 6200 Boca Del Mar Drive, Boca Raton. It will be sponsored by St. An“Hosting a presidential debate on NCCI is the nation’s most compreThis sell-out event was the larg- drew’s School. Visit www.bocaracampus provides Lynn students with a hensive source of workers compensaest holiday breakfast the Chamber to register. front-row seat to history, and what bet- tion information. has hosted in its 60 years of servter way to bring the history of debates

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FAU to Host Lecture Series on Holocaust, Judaic Studies BOCA RATON -- Florida Atlantic University’s Raddock Family Eminent Scholar in Holocaust Studies in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents a series of lectures on the Holocaust and Judaic Studies. All lectures are free with no reservations required. They will be held in the Performing Arts Building, room 101, at FAU Boca Raton, unless otherwise noted. The first lecture, “Chiune Sugihara – The Japanese Schindler,” will take place on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 4 p.m., presented by Yoshiji Hirose, professor of American Literature at Notre Dame Seishin University in Okayama, Japan. Hirose reads, writes, and speaks Yiddish fluently and has studied in Israel. His specialty is modern American literature. His articles appear in Yiddish journals and newspapers, such asYiddish Forward, Afn Shvel, and Zukunft.

American Army on May 8, 1945. Following liberation he returned to Poland to find his family and in July of 1945 the young Ferber was reunited with his mother in Krakow. In December of 1947, he immigrated to America, under the Youth Quota Program.

PB Photographic Centre Hosts Free Lecture by Alexander Dreyfoos, Palm Beach Photographic Centre invites the public to a free lecture by entrepreneur, cultural philanthropist and photographer Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jan. 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the center, 415 Clematis St. in downtown West Palm Beach.

management firm that grew out of his successful Photo Electronics Corp. He is also an Academy Award-winning inventor of digital imaging process equipment and a distinguished cultural philanthropist. His varied interests include yachting, flying, photography,

While in America, Fred was placed in an orphanage in San Francisco, where he attended high school and the City College of San Francisco. In 1950 he continued his education at Wayne State University. In 1952 he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Electronics.

For the fourth lecture, on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m., the Raddock Center presents the May Smith Lecture on Post-Holocaust Christian Jewish Dialogue titled “The Shoah, the Covenant and Religious Responsibility: Reflecting on the Future for The second lecture, entitled “The Christians and Jews.” This lecture, Ten Commandments on the Court which will take place in FAU’s new House Lawn and Elsewhere,” will Engineering Building, room 106, take place on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 and will be presented by Rabbi p.m. and is presented by Paul Fin- Eugene Korn, Ph. D., American kelman, a specialist in American le- director of The Center for Jewishgal history, constitutional law and Christian Understanding and Cooprace and the law. He is the author of eration in Israel, where he co-directs more than 150 scholarly articles and the Center’s Institute for Theologimore than 30 books. His op-eds and cal Inquiry. He is also Senior Reshorter pieces have appeared in the search Fellow at Beit Morasha of New York Times, the Washington Jerusalem’s Institute for Religion Post, USA Today, and on the Huff- and Society and editor of the onington Post. He has also appeared line journal, “Meorot—A Forum for on C-Span, PBS and the History Modern Orthodox Discourse.” Channel. For the final lecture, on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m., Sam LehmOn Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m., the Raddock Center presents the Erna an-Wilzig will present “Elections F. And Henry S. Rubinstein Memo- from November to November: 2012 rial Lecture in Holocaust Studies. American Results and 2013 Israeli The lecture, “My Holocaust Expe- Prognosis.” Lehman-Wilzig teaches rience,” will be presented by Fred at Bar-Ilan University (BIU) IsraFerber, who was born in Swietchlo- el. He served as Lipinsky Visiting wice, Poland in 1930. In March Scholar at San Diego State Uni1941, the Ferbers were forced into versity, 1989-90 and as the Schusthe Kraków Ghetto in Podgorze, terman Visiting Israeli Scholar at a suburb of Krakow. In 1943, the Brown University (Program in Jufamily was rounded-up and sent to daic Studies) 2008-09. the Płaszów forced labor camp on For more information about any the outskirts of Kraków. Fred was liberated from Mathausen by the of the lectures, call 561-297-2979.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos readies for a scuba dive. Numerous pictures by Dreyfoos are on display through January 5 at PBPC in the exhibition, ALBUM 2012: Memories from Friends of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. Dreyfoos is chairman and owner of The Dreyfoos Group, a private capital

scuba diving, ham radio, freshwater and deep-sea fishing and ocean sailboat racing. Reservations to attend this free lecture can be made by calling the Palm Beach Photographic Centre at 561.253.2600.

Instructor of Chinese at Olympic Heights High School wins award BOCA RATON -- Yinjie Qian, a Chinese language teacher at Olympic Heights Community High School in Boca Raton, has been named the 2012 “Teacher of the Year” by the Florida Foreign Language Association—Florida Chinese Teachers Association. The award was bestowed on Qian last month at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA) in Saint Augustine. “It is a great honor to have been chosen as ‘Teacher of the Year,’” said Qian. “I appreciate the recognition and honor and will continue to do my best.” Qian joined Olympic Heights in 2001 as a teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages. In 2006, she earned National Board Certification and then took on a leadership role to design and develop the school’s Chinese Language program. Since then, the program has grown from one level to multiple levels and now includes an Advanced Placement class in Chinese

as well. Qian also founded the Chinese Club at Olympic Heights. “We are thrilled that Yinjie has received this statewide honor,” said David Clark, principal at Olympic Heights. “She is dedicated to her students and the teaching profession, and this recognition is well-deserved.” The “Teacher of the Year” award is bestowed every year by the Florida Chinese Teachers Association, a member organization of the FFLA. FFLA is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the study and teaching of languages and cultures. “Many teachers at our school are dedicated and hard-working,” said Qian. “To me, they are the unsung heroes and role models I often draw inspiration from. My students are also the source of my driving force. Their energy and enthusiasm for learning have always inspired me to better prepare them for their future.

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Well, 12-21-12 Has Passed – and We Are Still Here

I was just looking over at my wife, and then I glanced at my dog. Then, I looked around the house and said, hey, the house is still here.

I’m sure a lot of Mayans read this column, so I hate to pick on them for being dead wrong. But they are dead wrong about the world ending on Dec. 21, 2012. I mean, I can still feel my hands and face, I can still type on this computer, I can still turn on the TV and I still have to pay to get the grass cut and the pool cleaned. So I guess the world didn’t end after all. I have always been amused by the false prophets (I call then non-prophets, but I am still waiting for someone to laugh at that). I am reminded of the images of straggly folks on street corners holding signs saying, “Repent, the end of the world is at hand.” Well, I’m glad to say it didn’t. Since the world didn’t end, it gave me a little more time to check with my old friend, Wikipedia, to find out if this is the first time a prediction of the world’s end had been proffered. No way, it turns out. In fact, one story on the Web said there have been 242 predictions of the end of the world since, well, since the beginning of the world. Wikipedia said that one of the first doomsday predictions came from the Romans, many of whom feared that the city would be destroyed in the 120th year of its founding. There was a myth that 12 eagles had revealed to Romulus a mystical number representing the lifetime of Rome, and some early Romans hypothesized that each eagle represented 10 years. Some early Christians (circa first century AD) expected Jesus to return within one generation of his death. According to some scholars, Paul the Apostle was one of these. A sect of Jewish ascetics saw the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 66–70 as the final endtime battle. From the years 992 to 995, Good Friday coincided with the Feast of the Annunciation; this had long been believed to be the event that would bring forth the Antichrist, and thus the end-times, within 3 years. Around 1400, Pierre d’Ailly, a French theologian, wrote that 6,845 years of human history had already passed, and the end of the world would be in the 7000th year. Oops, Editorials & Letters

Let’s check out the 20th century. A religious movement around 1914 said “…the battle of the great day of God Almighty, the date of the close of that “battle” is definitely marked in Scripture as October 1914. It is already in progress, its beginning dating from October, 1874.” A Bible student movement reported this in 1918: “Christendom would go down as a system to oblivion and be succeeded by revolutionary governments. God would ‘destroy the churches wholesale and the church members by the millions.’ Church members would “perish by the sword of war, revolution and anarchy.” The dead would lie unburied. In 1920 all earthly governments would disappear, with worldwide anarchy prevailing.”

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Martin Luther predicted that the world would end no later than 1600.


Letters to the Editor We are announcing that has voted Delray Beach’s 100-foot Christmas tree as one of the Top 10 Christmas trees in the United States. Decoist ranked Delray Beach’s tree No. 5 behind Rockefeller Center in New York City, The National Christmas Tree and US Capital Christmas trees in Washington D.C. and the Coeur d’Alene Resort Tree in Idaho. Decoist states: “There were many trees to choose from–we chose our selections based on their size as well as their unique characteristics, from beautiful lights to attractions at the base of the trees!” Upon learning of the recognition, Sarah Martin, director of Delray Beach Marketing Co-operative, the organization charged with producing the event on behalf of the city of Delray Beach said, “We are delighted and honored to receive the recognition as one of the Most Spectacular Christmas Tree’s in the U.S. It is overwhelming and a great tribute to the event. To be included in the category with Rockefeller Center, The National Christmas Tree and The US Capital Christmas Tree is wonderful for our residents and visitors of our area” Martin added. “The tree is unique because you can walk through it and see animatronic scenes of elves, reindeer and a model train” Martin commented.

After that didn’t happen, Joseph Rutherford, from a Bible student movement, said, “We may expect 1925 to witness the return of these faithful men of Israel from the condition of death, being resurrected and fully restored to perfect humanity and made the visible, legal representatives of the new order of things on earth.”

Sincerely, Stephanie Immelman

Soon after, Margaret Rowan, a Seventh Day Adventist, said the Angel Gabriel appeared before her in a vision and told her the world would end at midnight on Feb. 13, 1925. In 2011 Harold Camping predicted that the Rapture and devastating earthquakes would occur on May 21, 2011 with God taking approximately 3 percent of the world’s population into Heaven, and that the end of the world would occur five months later on October 21. There were fears just a year or so ago that Comet Elenin traveling almost directly between Earth and the sun would cause disturbances to the Earth’s crust, causing massive earthquakes and tidal waves from August to October 2011. Others predicted that Elenin would collide with Earth on October 16. Scientists tried to calm fears by stating that none of these events were possible. That pretty much brings us to the so-called Mayan apocalypse at the start of the 14th b’ak’tun. The Earth is destroyed by an asteroid, Nibiru, or some other interplanetary object; an alien invasion or a supernova. This was the premise of the film, 2012. Many archeologists and astronomers attempted to debunk this myth. In the end, time told the true tale.

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Celebrate 2012 – and Hope for Health and Happiness in 2013 Celebrate! This is the word that comes to my mind when I express my feelings about 2012. Please join with me as we celebrate our lives, the health of all my family members, the growth of our business, the services we are doing for our community and all our personal accomplishments. Let us celebrate everything that God has given to all of us. Let us thank him for giving us another year and the chance to serve him in 2013. Hope! This is what keeps us alive and moving ahead as we enter 2013. I hope for a revival in the nation’s economy. We hope for more jobs, more health for everyone, and we want to make sure that politicians are doing their jobs. We are tired of political game playing, and how we are often left behind while the people we elected decide big issues for our country without thinking about the impact on us, the people they are supposed to represent.

We urgently need immigration reform, more jobs, and we need less gov-

track. I believe that America will be even stronger if they work together.

ernment intrusion in our businesses. I hope that the President, the House and Senate can come together in 2013 and put this country back on

I am convinced that if we all pull together, we will again be the land of the American Dream. I hope that religion, race and color

will no longer be the excuses for war. I hope that we also embrace our freedom and let the people follow their personal belief without suppression. I hope that God can return to be a vital part of our lives, particularly in schools, where tragedies need Divine Intervention. We hope God’s presence is not suppressed, questioned and denied by small groups of antagonistic people looking to impose their narrow-minded beliefs on us. I hope that the majority of people will be respected in the same way that minorities are. I hope that God will allow me to see my dreams become true. I hope that my kids can grow and be prosperous, not only monetarily, but also filled with human compassion, spirit, love and caring for our family, our friends and all other human beings. I hope my family remains healthy and that our business can continue to grow. I hope that you all have a wonderful and prosperous New Year! God Bless Us! Douglas Heizer, Publisher

POSITIVE LIVING By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.

Where Are You Going In The New Year? As a new year approaches, pay more attention to the here and now rather than your yesterdays, both good and bad. The present moment is always with us and it deserves and demands our full allegiance and concentration.

could have been but were not; places they could have gone, but didn’t; experiences they expected to enjoy, which never came to pass!

Any person’s best times, days, and seasons are always ahead, never behind. In fact, one’s preferable attitude is to leave the past behind so as to proceed, unencumbered, on the day by day trajectory pre-established for one’s well-being.

There are also those who become paralysed in the present on account of focusing excessively on a pleasant past which, obviously, can no longer be repeated in anyone’s experience. They look back to the “good ol’ days” as a golden age which can never be improved upon. As a result, they get stuck there, and go nowhere!

Unfortunately, too many people tend to bemoan their past to such an extent that they never make the necessary progress into the future, nor live their present with the excitement it should elicit from them. They complain about things which

All the experiences of yesterday, whether good or bad, should only be viewed as incentives for better living today. They may relate to great accomplishments which can be further advanced in the present, or situations

which should no longer have their hold on anyone in a new day! A person’s laments about the past will never eliminate their reality, nor positively impact one’s present. Likewise, all the good experienced yesterday, all the joys gathered in the past, all the accomplishments which are now behind you won’t make a difference in the now, unless they have a significant bearing on today’s achievements. A wise man from the distant past once faced with the best earthly life could ever afford to any human, expressed the right perspective, which should also be ours at all times: “Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward

the goal...” He had learned to discard both the bad and the good from his former life, so as to concentrate on the best being made available to him in the present and the emerging future. Thus, instead of complaining about what cannot be recovered, concentrate on where you are going. Focus on what you can more constructively do with what you have now, ever mindful of the additional resources God will provide you for living one day at a time, and moving only in a forward direction. Life must be lived in the present tense; those who insist on a past long gone, and never recoverable, are doomed to be conditioned by it, condemned also to miss the surprises and thrills God intends for one’s joy, each new day!

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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Walking The Wire In The Workplace Have you ever heard of Jean-Francois Gravelet? He lived from 1824 to 1897, and used the professional pseudonym, Blondin, gaining world acclaim as a tightrope walker and acrobat from London, England. Blondin crossed Niagara Falls in upstate New York, U.S.A. a number of times on a wire 1,100 feet long, suspended 160 feet above the raging waters. He performed his deathdefying tightrope feats with different theatrical variations: Blindfolded; in a sack; pushing a wheelbarrow; on stilts; even while carrying a man on his back. We might not be walking a high wire across a raging waterfall, but in the 21st century workplace, it seems like that at times. There is the balance between ethics and profit; embarking into the unknown with an unproven product or service; juggling work and family priorities; economic uncertainties. When I read about Blondin, I think of a man who also attempted a deathdefying feat. His name was Peter. You might recall the biblical account where Peter and the other disciples of Jesus were in a small boat in the midst of a raging storm. Suddenly they saw Jesus walking across the water. Impulsively, Peter asked, “Lord, if it is you…tell me to come to you on the water” (Matthew 14:28). Jesus’ response was simple: “Come.” “… when Peter saw the high waves he was terrified and began to sink. ‘Save me, Lord!’ he shouted” (Matthew 14:30). I suspect we all would have done the same. Have you ever embarked on a project or made a decision, thinking at the time it was the right thing to do, only to have circumstances immediately bring your judgment into question? I want to remind you Simon Peter did many notable things during the course of his lifetime, but this episode of walking upon the water ranked as one of his greatest: no high wire, no rocks hidden underneath. Surrounded by obvious dangers, faced with utter impossibility, Peter found inner strength in his Lord’s command: “‘Come.’” For

a few moments, Peter shared with his Master in the suspension of natural laws. Then the whole project blew up at four in the morning. One moment, his eyes fixed on Jesus, Peter was walking above the storm; the next he was “in over his head.” Soaked to the skin, Peter was rescued by Jesus. He learned an important truth: A saint is not someone that never fails; a saint is someone that is trusting in God and gets up and goes on again every time he or she falls. “Lord, save me!” Peter’s words were simple, without time to elaborate on details, without time to observe ceremonial laws. But in reality, this is the quickest, easiest, and most desperate way to reach the heart of God. What did Peter do wrong? He was blamed: Not for daring, but for doubting. Not for failure, but faltering. Not for lack of courage, but lack of confidence. You may not be a Blondin or Peter, but you probably find yourself in today’s fearsome workplace, in the midst of the night, and the storm is “contrary.” Do not measure the waves, do not gauge the wind; do not give in to the danger, and most of all…do not throw in the towel and sink under the circumstances. The Bible offers this advice: “Keep your eyes on Jesus, our Leader and Instructor…if you want to keep from becoming fainthearted and weary…” (Hebrews 12:1-3).

TO SUE OR NOT TO SUE Q: Ten years ago I divorced my husband. At the time I was earning good money at a job that I loved, with a great company. His earnings were only about ten percent more than mine, and we had only been married for five years, so we waived all alimony rights. I have been getting a relatively little child support because of our nearly equal earnings at the time of the divorce. Over the last five years my income has fallen about 50% due to the market conditions in my industry. At first I voluntarily changed jobs for a comparative salary. Within a few months I was fired from y new job because of lack of production in a commission job, as the times grew worse. I have landed a new commission job at about half of my old salary. I tried to negotiate an increase with my “Ex” with no success. I have a little money left and will use it if necessary to try to get a modification of my child support. The children are now 16 and 13 years old. My former husband still works for the same well known successful company that he did when we divorced, but I do not know how much money he is making now. How much will it cost to get the modification? Am I likely to win? Will winning be worth it for me? A: Winning a modification case for more child support will depend on you being able to prove that your lost

wages was a material, involuntary loss. Your original job change was voluntary, but not at less money. You were terminated from your second involuntarily. Your current wages are half of what they were at the time of your divorce. It appears as if you have an excellent case for a modification, unless your former husband has suffered a depressed income equal to yours. You will be able to determine that soon after a case is filed. Your costs will be limited, compare to your original divorce case as the issues are far more limited than in the original divorce case. The big question is whether or not the increase you are likely to win will justify the expense you will pay. Your oldest has two or three years more child support, and your younger five or six. I suggest that you pay an attorney a small amount to have him calculate the amount of increase you would win if successful, using your former husband’s old wage rate for starters. There is a risk he is making less, but continuous employment with this old company, a well known successful company leads belief that he still makes at least what he was before. For an hour’s worth of legal costs you can find out what your new child support might be, and you can determine whether or not the proposed litigation is worthwhile.

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

© 2012, Purpose Driven Life. All rights reserved. Adapted from a column by Dr. Rick Warren, author of numerous books, including the highly acclaimed, The Purpose-Drive Life, which has been translated into many languages worldwide. It affirms the importance of 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.

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Cultural Council of Palm Beach County hosts Member Reception to celebrate the opening of its new exhibition: Tom Otterness – a collection of original drawings and sculpture

Lake Worth, Fla.-- December 17, 2012 - The Cultural Council is pleased to have hosted a Member’s Reception on Nov. 23 to unveil its exhibition of original works by Tom Otterness. The exhibition, scheduled to run through March 2, 2013, is a showcase of works that Otterness created in his whimsical and distinctive style, that are imbued with political and social commentary. The Members-only event provided guests a sneak-preview of over 30 works by Otterness on display in the Cultural Council’s expansive exhibition space. The collection of sculptures and drawings that make up the exhibition, were created in the same era as the frieze entitled, “Battle of the Sexes,” displayed in the Cultural Council’s lobby.

Council, who greeted and thanked the more than 50 guests in attendance. “It is not usual for us to host a national artist - as our goal is to promote local artists - but the relationship during the time of the installation, coupled with the demand by visitors to know more about the artist drew us to show his work.”

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ences. For more information, please visit Admission to the Cultural Council’s gallery and visitor area is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Among the participating attendees were: Carol Thompson, Tom Baker, Fernanda Conheeny, Alessandra Gieffers, Rhonda Williams, Roe Green, Phyllis Verducci, Henry Petraki, Pat Thorne, Beverlee Miller, John Raymond, Allison Raymond, Chase Greye, and Barbara Wasserman.

About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County: The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency “This exhibition pays homage and serves non-profit cultural orto the magnificent frieze created by ganizations and professional artists Otterness in the 1980s that the Cul- throughout the county. The Culturtural Council is proud to own,” said al Council’s responsibilities include Rena Blades, President and Chief marketing the county’s cultural exExecutive Officer of the Cultural periences to visitors and residents, Boca Life & Arts

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Entertainment Skip Sheffield Unflattering “This is 40” “This is 40” paints a very unflattering picture of that milestone. This is a Judd Apatow production, written and directed by the creator of the raunchy comedies “40 Year Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” “The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and television’s “The Larry Sanders Show.” Apatow does not have a delicate sense of humor.

“I like filth,” he has been quoted as saying. “This is 40” takes place a few years after the characters Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) appeared as a young married couple in “Knocked Up.”

Lovely Leslie Mann is Judd Apatow’s wife. Obviously she understands her husband’s caustic sense of humor. She is a very good sport too, because Debbie does not relish the prospect of hitting 40, and much of the humor comes from her insecurity and humiliation. Pete has already hit the big 4-0, and his sentiment is quite clear:

It is for this reason Pete’s record label is in financial trouble. Even Parker doubts his box office potential. Another good thing about “40” is Albert Brooks as Pete’s dad, who reassures his son the years 40 to 60 are the best of a guy’s life. Yet another is John Lithgow as Debbie’s dad and luscious Megan Fox as her coworker. And so it goes. Jason Segal makes a cameo appearance as Pete’s buddy Jason from “Knocked Up” and Apatow’s friend and collaborator. The movie just sort of mills around until the inevitable 40th birthday party. Why it takes 134 minutes to get to this point is “(bleep) forty.” There are some good things a bit of a mystery. about “This is 40.” Pete is a fan Two stars of British singer-songwriter Graham Party, who plays himself in A Fairly Funny “Guilt Trip” the film. Pete wants to promote a Parker comeback tour in America. If you like Barbra Streisand you will probably like “Guilt Trip.” If not, back away slowly from the movie theater. “Guilt Trip” stars Babs as Joyce Brewster, the overprotective New Jersey Jewish mom of nerdy Andy Brewster, played by Jason Segel.

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Andy studied chemistry at UCLA and he fancies himself an inventor. He has concocted an allnatural cleaning solution that is so non-toxic you can actually drink it. Andy has poured seven years and all his money into developing the awkwardly-named “Scioclean.” Sadly, Andy’s presentational skills are even more awkward. This proves a problem when Andy embarks on a cross-county trip from New Jersey to San Francisco, with Joyce riding shotgun, trying to convince major chains to carry his product. That’s pretty much it with Dan Fogelman’s screenplay, inspired by an actual trip he took with his mother. Fogelman is the author of the romantic films “The Proposal” and “Crazy, Stupid Love,” so you can bet he is big on aw-shucks vulnerability. However, thanks in large part to the comedic skill of Streisand, there are some hearty yucks in this anticlimactic journey. I came away from the film with a new realization how beautiful Streisand’s eyes are. Two and a half stars

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The Snarky Side of Santa Fed up with Christmas holiday season good cheer? Parade Productions has just the show for you: “The Santaland Diaries,” running through Sunday, Dec. 23 in the black box theater of

of Christmas. It’s a short show: only 70 minutes, without intermission. This is a good thing, because it’s a pretty slight piece; more like an extended monologue than a stage play. McKeever is short and slight,

OUTSTANDING DINING AT PELLEGRINO’S Our South Florida area is graced with a selection of fine Italian restaurants- many superior and a few outstanding in their offerings. Pellegrino’s shines as a southern Italian star. From a menu of eight cold and fourteen hot antipasto dishes – most enough for two diners – we selected Insalata di Mare – cold mixed seafood with shrimp, calamari, scungilli and lump crab meat…all tender and flavorful with their juices. The fried calamari in a spicy marinara sauce arrived… tender, tasty sea delights in a very spicy sauce, indeed. We sampled New York feast sausage – peppers and onions served with a link of either hot or sweet peppers. We tasted both and the sweet was soft to the palate, the hot was hot with an aftertaste…very nice! We were pleased to find chicken livers alla Velenzia here and was delighted with tender, perfectly sautéed livers with sweet onions, white wine and a touch of cream.

Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center. Multi-talented Michael McKeever stars as an out-of-work New York actor who lands a temporary job as a Santa’s helper elf called

Crumpet at Macy’s flagship department store. The role was written and created by humorist David Sedaris, based on personal experience. It was adapted for stage by Joe Mantello. “Santaland Diaries” is more about the humiliations of an actor than it is about the crass commercialization Boca Life & Arts

befitting his elfin character, and invariably charming. He is assisted by a lovely young woman “Elfina” (Sheri Wieseman), who handles various props, including a countdown to Christmas. One recurring prop is Crumpet’s martini glass. Drinking makes the job bearable. You would be stressed too if you had to deal with insufferable brats and their obnoxious parents on a daily basis. This is not to mention the “vomit corner” or the mom who encouraged her boy to pee in the artificial snow, or the Santa who spits when he talks. Just so you don’t think Sedaris is a complete Grinch, there is a redeeming monologue coda about the real meaning of Christmas. And so a Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. Tickets are $35 ($30 group). Call 866-811-4111.

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The Caesar salad’s romaine shards had a very, very mild house dressing with only a faint whisper of anchovies – ask for available anchovy strips to give it more definite taste. Six additional salads are also listed. A dozen pasta selections made choosing difficult but we settled on ordering rigatoni Bolognese-the house special ground meat in a marinated sauce was about the finest this reviewer has tasted. This is a must try…as is the Linguine alla Vongole, chopped clams and a splash of white wine (or red sauce) which we found outstanding. Pasta in both dishes were expertly prepared – Bravo! Some nine veal dishes adorn the menu and we tried two. Veal piccate’s floured medallions with white wine and capers in a great lemon sauce was truly excellent as was the veal parmigiana with its breaded cutlet in a fine marinara sauce topped with fresh mozzarella. In addition to cutlets and medallions, there are two large veal chop selections. Pork is represented by three sausages dishes and by two jumbo pork chop items, one broiled, the other sautéed with hot peppers and sweet peppers. We had pork chops alla Pellegrino – jumbo chops with hot vinegar cherry peppers and the sweet red bell pepper-

a somewhat spicy dish with great flavor. A couple of chicken dishes are presented. We found the Pollo alla Limone – a half broiled chicken on the bone cut to bite size pieces in a lemon garlic marinade to be a superb dish. Do try it or the chicken pieces sautéed in garlic and oil with both peppers and sausages. We hope to taste the five jumbo shrimp dishes in the future as their preparation listings hold promise. There are two salmon dishes – either grilled or Francese style plus catch of the day prepared in any of four styles. These served with Italian style potato croquettes…very garlicky items. Side dishes available are broccoli, broccoli rabe, escarole, mushrooms as well as Pellegrino’s secret recipe meatballs or the Italian sausages, hot or sweet; sautéed, broiled or marinara style. The standard menu is augmented by Chef ’s daily specials. We sampled the pasta e fagioli, a traditional Italian soup then the bamzette, a stuffed breast of veal with its rice, ricotta, prosciutto, sausage and mushrooms…an old world family dish. Both excellent. Bobby Pellegrino and Chef Luigi offer a Sunday special – Mama’s traditional meat in the gravy: macaroni with beef braciole, meatballs, sausage, country pork rib and more. Its made fo two diners. We will review this in the future! Some ten or twelve desserts are available – Len, Robin and I opt to taste 2 of Denise Pellegrino’s specials-bread pudding and cheesecake. The pudding was finer than Grandma’s and the cheesecake had a light, right texture with wonderful taste. Pellegrino’s Restaurant is located at 3360 N. Federal Hwy. in Boca Raton (561-368-5520) and is open six days – closed Mondays. Hours are 4PM to 10PM on Sunday, 5PM to 10PM from Tuesday through Saturday. Seating inside for 75 and on the patio for another 75. A full bar is available as well as a wine menu featuring 57 bottles from US and abroad and some 18 wines available by both bottle and glass. .This is an exceptional restaurant… we suggest you…Go and Enjoy!

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Veterans’ Pathway to Business Success Raises $100,000 at First Fundraiser DELRAY BEACH -- Veterans’ Pathway to Business Success raised $100,000 at their first fundraiser, a dinner cruise aboard the Lady Atlantic in Delray Beach. The all-volunteer, non-profit organization offers monetary grants that have no fees, no interest and no payback to Florida veterans of the Iraq or Afghanistan wars who display the entrepreneurial spirit necessary to run a business. “We are thrilled to have raised this amount of money,” said Jerry Kramer, a decorated Korean War veteran who founded the 501 c(3) with $250,000 of his own money. “We created this organization to provide veterans who are aspiring entrepreneurs with the financial means to launch their dreams. We hope to make those dreams a reality for about 10 veterans a year. To do that we need the community’s continued support and commitment.”

From left, Major General Joe Taluto, vice president of Veterans’ Pathway, Jerry Kramer, president of Veterans’ Pathway and Fred Pollino, grand recipient.

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Major General Joseph J. Taluto, US Army Retired, the vice president of the organization, was honored at the event for his 44 years of service in the military, including two years in Iraq as the commanding general of the 42nd Infantry. “Our veterans have risked their lives for us and now we can pay back that selfless dedication by investing in their future,” he said. Former service men and women interested in applying for the award must be fully vetted by South Palm Beach County SCORE. Application details are available at

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Lea Vendetta, made her mark as one of the original cast members of Spike TV’s, Ink Master, hosted by rocker David Navarro. The red-headed beauty captured the hearts of men around the globe when she was then picked to pose for the pages of Maxim magazine, showing off her very personal body of work. Now, Lea is revealing more of her gorgeous “collection” through a very artistically photographed 11x17 2013 calendar. The tattoo artist, model, and painter was inspired by fan requests to create a calendar, so she tapped world-renowned photographer Robert Alvarado to create a sophisticated, yet edgy pin-up style calendar that not only highlights Lea’s original beauty, but the incredible artwork that now adorns her body. Born in Paris, Lea has made it her mission to use her artistic expression to awaken the world to the beauty of tattooing. The calendar is now on sale for $25 at www. “I am really excited about this calendar,” said the Parisian-born artist, who now lives in Boynton Beach, Florida. “Each picture captures a different mood, and evokes a new feeling. From flirty to vampy, innocent to ethereal, working with Robert Alvarado was an amazing experience and we created something that I know people will enjoy gazing upon throughout the year.” Lea who got her first tattoo at age 18, considers her body a canvas and seeks the world’s best tattoo artists to create their vision on her skin. “Some people see a Picasso and must possess it, I see certain artists and I want to “collect” their work as well. But for me it is so much more personal because I live with their art and I want to share that beauty with others. That is why this calendar is such a wonderful opportunity for me to show everyone the true artistry that the best tattoo artists create.” Lea is passionate about promoting the true artistry behind tattooing, as she is considered one of the world’s finest tattoo artists, and is also trained in traditional art, and has sold many

paintings. “I got an “Art et Lettres” high school diploma, and I did one year of “preparation aux grandes ecoles” at “l’Ecole de Sèvres” in Paris. (I was accepted to “l’Ecole de Sevres” and one year there was going to allow me to go to the big art schools in Paris such as “Boulle”, “E.N.S.A.D” etc. I was selected with 23 other lucky students over thousands of entries to attend that school. However, I ended up not attending any of those schools. I decided I wanted to learn more commercial art work and instead did one year of advertising school in Montpellier(south of France), then my life took another direction.” When Lea got her first tattoo she was captivated by the technique and the talent needed to become truly great. “The skin is totally different medium to work on,” she said. “And because you are creating on a person, you must be perfect every time. The creative process is challenging and rewarding. I love what I do, and I also love that I am also expanding my artistry in many different directions.” Since the success of Ink Masters, Lea has been in demand for her various forms of artistic talent, including many requests for alternative modeling. “I am really enjoying life,” she said. “And through this calendar I hope to share my passion every day with thousands of people!”

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MAGIC IN THE ANCIENT WORLD By Maggie Anton When I began researching thirdcentury Babylonia for my historical novel, Rav Hisda’s Daughter, I had never imagined that the subtitle would be “A Novel of Love, the Talmud and Sorcery.” But I soon learned that magic, whose etymology comes from Magi, the scholar-priests of Zoroastrian Babylonia, was pervasive not only in

Persia, but throughout the Roman Empire as well. My initial glimpse of this world came when, looking for historical sources of names to give my female characters, I discovered a corpus of research on something called Babylonian Incantation Bowls. These were ordinary pottery with inscriptions inside whose purpose was to protect the people under whose home the vessels were buried. Thousands of these bowls had been unearthed in what is now Iraq and dated to the 4th-6th century. At first my interest in the inscriptions, written in the same Aramaic language as the Talmud, was purely as a source of authentic women’s names. But upon careful reading, I saw that the lengthy incantations, unique to each bowl, must have been produced by educated Jews. Most were for benevolent purposes – healing the sick, protecting children and pregnant women from harm, guarding against demons and the Evil Eye. The spells often contained biblical verses and drawings of bound demons. One even quoted Talmud. The bowl pictured here, one of two I own, includes the verse from Zechariah 3:2, “May the LORD rebuke you, O Satan.” Archeologists have also found amulets with similar, albeit shorter, incantations written by Jews, Christians, and pagans throughout the Persian and Roman empires. They discovered Hebrew magic instruction manuals that list an

astonishing variety of spells, some benevolent and some not. My favorites were the love spells, along with one for winning at chariot races. Meanwhile, I learned that the Talmud contained discussions of spells, amulets, demons, the Evil Eye, and other occult subjects. Magic was clearly an integral part of life in this world, and some of the rabbis, including Rav Hisda, performed what we would call acts of magic themselves. But rabbinic sages agreed that sorcery was mostly the province of women. Though the Bible says, “You shall not allow a sorceress to live,” these women were able to practice freely. They were respected professionals, not scary hags with pointy hats as inSnow White and Wizard of Oz. The Talmud even tells of a rabbi who consulted the ‘head sorceress’ to learn a special protective spell. It came to me when I read that Rav Hisda’s daughter demonstrated various ways of protecting her husband, a rabbi well versed in magic himself, from demons. My heroine was an enchantress! Not only that, but sorceresses who inscribed incantation bowls were probably members of rabbinic families too, for what other Jewish women would be literate and learned enough to create them? My literary task was to show her becoming an enchantress in a society where, unlike today, highly educated people accepted magic as real and effective. The difference between Rav Hisda’s Daughter and supernatural novels like Harry Potter, Witches of Eastwick, and the Twilight series, is that the magic in those stories is clearly fictional, the product of the novelist’s imagination. I use actual, historical, spells and procedures from incantation bowls, amulets, magical instruction manuals, and the Talmud. But surely that ancient magic didn’t really work any better than Harry Potter’s. Yet perhaps it did work more often than one might think. Since many people recovered from their injuries and illnesses, most pregnant women did not die in childbirth, and the majority of children survived childhood, spells to heal and protect them were clearly successful. Physicians now know that the placebo effect is real. And then there are occasional magical procedures from the Talmud such washing one’s hands upon leaving a privy or sickroom, as protection against the myriad demons who lurk there. Change ‘demons’ to ‘viruses and bacteria,’ and we have one of today’s most effective public health measures.

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Jan McArt’s “New Play” Workshop opens Jan. 14 at Lynn University BOCA RATON -- “Speaking as a playwright, I don’t know of another program currently operating in the state of Florida that’s anything like this,” says Tony Finstrom.

gift to any playwright,” says McKeever, a four-time Carbonell Award winning, three-time Curtain Up Award winning, two-time Silver Palm Award winning Florida playwright

“The plan is terrific. What a great opportunity to develop a new work,” says playwright Dan Clancy.

McArt started the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre, the first professional theater in South Florida to run year-round, in 1977. That theater, and its spin-offs (Jan’s Rooftop Cabaret Theatre and the Little Palm Children’s Theatre), ran for nearly 25 years.

“I am thrilled and grateful to be a part of this wonderful new program,” says Michael McKeever. They are all talking about Jan McArt’s Theatre Arts Guild Florida “New Play” Workshop that begins in January at Boca Raton’s Lynn University.

Now in charge of theater development at Lynn, she says “I love it because

McArt, Florida’s First Lady of Theater and head of theater development at Lynn, is elaborating on a reading series she’s been running at the university for years. “Usually, when anybody does the reading of a new play, the cast and director come in and read through it in the afternoon and present it to an audience that evening,” says Finstrom, who will also serve as associate producer for this new workshop program.

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“And often, the cast is simply seated in a semi-circle, or perhaps they’ll step up with their scripts to music stands when it’s their character’s turn to speak.”

it’s creative and I’m making things happen.” Her mission with this workshop program? To develop new commercially entertaining plays by Florida playwrights.

But this play reading series at Lynn is being expanded into a much more ambitious program, where actual workshops will be produced that give playwrights the chance to bring in a new play and work with a cast and a director for six days - rehearsing, rewriting, rehearsing, rewriting. Then, at the end of the six days, they will present their new, polished, reworked play to the public, in performance.

And she’s doing it: The four new works are:

“And these will be staged readings in the true sense of the word,” Finstrom adds. “With actors up on their feet, playing on a minimal set, wearing bits of costumes, using some props, lighting, etc. Like a real performance of a new play, except the actors will, of course, be carrying their scripts.” What’s more, they get paid! Everybody gets a modest week’s salary for their efforts. “Having an opportunity like this to develop and workshop a new play is a

Jan. 14 – Back Stage Story, a new play with music by Tony Finstrom, directed by Wayne Rudisill Feb. 11, Proposition 8, a new drama by Dan Clancy, directed by Stuart Meltzer. March 18, “Champagne and Bosom Buddies: A Tribune to Jerry Herman,” a new musical revue by Jay Stuart, directed by Wayne Rudisill. April 22 – “Finding Mona Lisa,” a new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Michael Leeds. Tickets to each of the four workshopped staged readings are now on sale for $13 each, and may be purchased at the Lynn University box office online at, or by phone at 561-237-9000. Boca Life & Arts

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Fire destroys McDonalds in Southwest Boca Raton By John William Johnson An electrical fire has destroyed a local McDonalds restaurant, near Regency Lakes Blvd., just off U.S. 441. Built in 1993, the restaurant is one of six McDonalds owned by Grayco Management, LLC – in turn, owned by Phil and Vicky Gray, and patronized by many in southwest Boca Raton.

No one was injured in the Dec. 13 blaze, Finkel said, noting that the 9:30 a.m. fire appears to have begun in the fry vat area, destroying the building. Investigators were scheduled to be on site this week. A Vision

McDonalds was founded by Ray Kroc – and he didn’t invent hamburgers. He didn’t invent thick milkshakes. He didn’t even invent The fire has displaced the 38 the ubiquitous Golden Arches – employees who worked there, ac- among the best known retail symcording to Grayco Director of Op- bols now on the planet. erations Mark Finkel. The Grays in No – what Ray Kroc did was turn have decided to reassign those employees “as best as possible” write Chapter One, Verse One in the throughout the groups’ remaining modern entrepreneur’s handbook. He saw an opportunity; he seized five restaurants, Finkel said. that opportunity – becoming the The Grays have operated the first franchiser on a national scale. six local restaurants since January Raymond Albert Kroc was a milk 2010, and hope to have the Regency Lakes store back in operation “by shake mixer machine salesman who set up the first franchise of the Mcthe end of February,” Finkel said.

Holiday Hay Drive to Aid Rescued Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control needs donations of hay and shavings for the 13 horses rescued last month. The horses are currently consuming 30 bales of hay every four days. The shelter is asking for bales of TNA hay (Timothy and alfalfa mix) and any brand of shavings. Donations can be delivered directly to the shelter, located at 7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411, during the following hours. Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The community is also encouraged to donate directly to the county’s vendor, Grand Prix Feed and Supply, so that hay and other supplies for the horses can be ordered as needed. Those wishing to donate to the account at Grand Prix can call (561) 792-1253. For additional information, call (561) 233-1251 or email

Kroc – and he approached the brothers about starting a franchise operation -- selling hamburgers for 15 That’s right – there were in fact cents, fries for 10 cents, and shakes two brothers named McDonald -- for 20 cents. Richard and Maurice D --- operatAfter some negotiation the Mcing a small drive-in restaurant in San Bernardino, CA. The year was Donald brothers agreed. The deal was that the brothers would re1954. ceive one-half of one percent of But what was this? The McDon- the gross. Kroc would in turn use ald brothers were only selling only the McDonald name and concept, hamburgers, French fries, and milk pledge to retain high levels of quality, and would retain the symbol shakes? -- the Golden Arches. Ray Kroc The McDonalds were also doing opened the first of the chain of Mcsomething else – the brothers were Donald’s restaurants April 15, 1955, using what was called a “multi- in Des Plaines, Illinois. mixer” – a milk shake machine that First day revenues? A total of Kroc had secured the exclusive distribution rights to 13 years earlier – $366.12 and which is how he stumbled upon Last year total sales worldwide the McDonald brothers in the first place – and were keeping eight of of now the largest fast food franchise on the entire planet? More those machines busy. than $27 billion. The McDonald brother’s limited menu -- “fast food” idea intrigued Donald brothers’ drive-in restaurant.

Early Morning Fire in Sushi Restaurant Photo taken by Michael A. Gergora, Assistant Fire Chief Boca Raton- At approximately 4:37AM a passerby noticed smoke coming from the Yokohama Sushi Restaurant located at 60 North Federal Highway and called 911 to notify Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Department. Firefighters responded to the restaurant and confirmed that there was a fire inside the building. Firefighters had to force entry to gain access to the restaurant. The building was full of smoke and flames were noticed coming from the kitchen area. The business was closed and there were no occupants inside the structure at that time. The fire was immediately extinguished and Firefighters worked quickly to prevent further damage from the fire and smoke to the adjacent businesses in the strip shopping center. It appears the gas stove was the origin of the fire and an estimated $150,000.00 of damage was caused by the fire and smoke. No injuries were reported. The fire is under investigation by Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Department.

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What’s Happening in January at Daggerwing? BOCA RATON – Celebrate the New Year with a visit to the Daggerwing Nature Center in West Boca. The following events are planned:

home while practicing counting skills. This class will introduce young ones to the different animals that live in the great blue sea through stories, songs, activities, and crafts.

ANIMAL FEEDINGS Daily, 3:15 - 3:30 pm Families and all ages, free (reservations not required) 3:15 pm is feeding time. Listen to a short talk about a specific animal and then watch while they are fed. Wednesday - Alligator; Thursday Snake; Friday - Skunk; Saturday – Alligator

INVASIVE SPECIES Saturday, Jan 5, 1-1:45 pm Families and all ages, $3/ person (reservations required) What is an invasive species? What does that mean for the environment? Find out the answers to these questions and meet two of our educational animals, the giant toad and a python.

MOMMY, MOTHER NATURE and ME: Sea Creatures Friday, Jan 4, 10:30-11:15 am Ages 2-5, $4/child (reservations required) Introduce your little ones to Mother Nature. Come learn about the fascinating creatures that call the ocean their

NIGHT HIKE Friday, Jan 11, 6-7:30 pm Families (ages 7+), $5/person (reservations required) Come see what is lurking in the swamp at night. Join us for a walk through the wetlands and call for owls and shine for gators. Bring bug spray

FAU Researcher Receives $433,500 Grant to Study Breast Cancer Metastatis

BOCA RATON -- Vijaya Iragavarpu-Charyulu, Ph.D., associate professor of Biomedical Science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, received a $433,500 grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health for a project titled “Role of CH13L in Accelerating Breast Cancer Metastasis: a Mechanistic Approach.” Chitinase-3-like protein 1 or CH131L is a secreted glycoprotein in humans that is encoded by the CH13 L 1 gene and is implicated in inflammatory diseases such as asthma and cancer progression. Iragavarapu-Charyulu and her Ph.D. student, Stephania Libreros, are focused on two specific aims in this project: To determine if inflammation associated with CH13L1 in the lung alters the pulmonary environment to attract circulating breast tumor cells and accelerates metastatic growth and to determine if inhibition of CH13L1 by either chitin microparticles, antiCH13L1 neutralizing antibody or combination of these two decreases tumor metastasis.

tasis of breast cancer is significantly higher if there is preexisting lung inflammation such as asthma.” Asthma and pulmonary diseases are characterized by increased expression of CHI3L1. Rates of pulmonary inflammation due to pollution, allergies and smoking have been steadily increasing. Iragavarapu-Charyulu’s research will provide a greater understanding of the role of CHI3L1 in enhancing metastasis and the tissue-specific molecular signals that act to exacerbate metastasis under conditions of chronic inflammation. Moreover, limiting inflammation by use of molecules that block the activity of CHI3L1 in vivo has the potential to decrease metastasis for many cancer patients also suffering from inflammatory diseases. Combining immunotherapy (anti-CHI3L1 antibody) with the natural bio-product chitin particles could provide novel modes of treatment options for inhibiting metastatic diseases.

The researchers hypothesize that CH13L1-induced pulmonary inflammation generates the proper environment for recruiting circulating breast cancer cells, thereby increasing the rate of metastasis to the lung. They anticipate that inhibiting CHI3L1 will reduce metastasis.

“We have recently shown that chitin microparticles, the biological binding partner for CHI3L1, decreases pulmonary metastasis and increases survival in mammary tumor-bearing mice,” said Iragavarapu-Charyulu. “It is our hope that through this research we can determine if changes in pulmonary tissue due to inflammation provide the necessary ‘soil’ for the circulating breast tumor cells.”

“Metastasis is responsible for a majority of breast cancer deaths,” said Iragavarapu-Charyulu. “Our studies show that the rate of recurrent metas-

This project is supported by the National Cancer Institute and the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health.

and a flashlight. MOMMY, MOTHER NATURE and ME: Butterflies Friday, Jan 18, 10:30-11:15am Ages 2-5, $4/child (reservations required) Introduce your little ones to butterflies. These beautiful insects can be seen throughout the year in Florida. Come and explore butterflies through books, activities, nature walks, and crafts. CRAFTS: Mammals Saturday, Jan 19, 1-2 pm Ages 5-10, $3/ person (reservations required) Come take part in fun nature-based crafts. During this session, we will be focusing on cute furry critters, also known as mammals. George, our live striped skunk, will be our model for one of the crafts. ECO-EXPLORERS: Birds Thursday, Jan 24, 2-3 pm Ages 8-12, $4 per child (reservations required) Come explore the awesome adaptations of birds. We’ll use our live screech owl as an example as we discover how their wings, feet, and beaks help determine where a bird lives and what it eats.

Then, get crafty and create your own unique bird to take home. Daggerwing Nature Center is operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department and is located in South County Regional Park at 11200 Park Access Road, off Cain Boulevard between Glades Road and Yamato Road, in western Boca Raton. The website is All programs are by reservation only, unless otherwise stated. Call (561) 629-8760 or visit the nature center to make program reservations. Fees (if applicable) are due the day of the program by cash or check only. All participants are required to sign a Program Participation Form for every program. If you are more than 5 minutes late to a program you have made a reservation for, your spot will be given to a person on the waiting list.

Legal Notice STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. MARIO BIDOLI, Case # 34391 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MARIO BIDOLI, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your LAW ENFORCEMENT Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Jennifer C. Pritt, Program Director, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before February 18, 2013. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: December 18, 2012 Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN - CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -s- Clyde Lemon, Division Representative

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital Adds Second Robotic Surgery System BOCA RATON -- Boca Raton Regional Hospital announced it has acquired a second Intuitive da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System. The purchase of the system was made possible through the additional philanthropy of Boca Raton residents Barbara and Irving Gutin, long-time supporters of the hospital. The Gutins had gifted the acquisition of Boca Regional’s first da Vinci robot in March of 2011. Since that time, the hospital’s robotic surgery program has developed into the busiest in Palm Beach County. In recognition of the Gutin’s generosity, Boca Regional has established the Irving and Barbara C. Gutin Center for Robotic Surgery. “Our hospital has been the beneficiary of the Gutin’s largesse for many years,” said Jan Savarick, president of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation. “Their commitment to see that Boca Regional stays in the forefront of medical technology is once again evidenced in their latest gesture.”

minimally invasive surgery. Standard minimally invasive surgery uses small incisions to insert long-shafted instruments, but has certain limitations when the procedure, patient’s anatomy or condition is especially challenging or complex. A number of conditions that could not be addressed with traditional minimally invasive technique can now be performed using the robotic system. “The Gutin’s generosity has allowed us to not only offer robotic surgery but also expand our capacity in the specialty as more and more patients and their referring physicians turn to us for care,” said Jerry Fedele, president and CEO at Boca Regional. “Their support has made a material difference in the depth and breadth of our minimally invasive surgical capabilities.”

The Gutins have found great satisfaction in their support of the hospital and, most importantly, the patients it serves. “We want our gifts to have a measurable, positive impact, so that we know people are directly benefitting from them,” said Mr. Gutin. “The da Vinci Si The state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic tech- system has truly revolutionized surgery, and nology offers surgeons superior visualiza- knowing that so many patients have been able tion, enhanced dexterity and greater preci- to take advantage of it is very rewarding to sion compared to traditional approaches in my wife and me.”

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BOCA RATON – The first membership breakfast of the new year planned by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by St. Andrew’s School will be held Jan. 10 from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. at Via Mizner Golf and Country Club, 6200 Boca Del Mar Drive, Boca Raton. Music will be provided by St. Andrew’s Lower School Choir. Tickets must be purchased in advance. BOCA RATON -- 1st United Bancorp, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has adopted a stock repurchase program. Under the plan, 1st United may repurchase up to 1,703,000 shares of its common stock, or approximately 5 percent of the current outstanding shares. Repurchased shares may be used to fund awards under stockbased incentive plans that may be adopted by 1st United in the future. BOCA RATON -- Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation’s leaders in homebuilding quality, an-

nounced the acquisition of 34 home sites in The Oaks at Boca Raton, from Kenco Communities. “The Oaks at Boca Raton’s highly desirable setting is a perfect match for Standard Pacific Homes’ land acquisition strategy, which focuses on building exceptional communities in premier locations,” said South Florida Division President for Standard Pacific Homes, Dan Grosswald. BOCA RATON – Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club announces that Executive Chef Dominick Laudia, CEC, AAC, was honored with the 2012 “Chef of the Year” award from the American Culinary Federation’s Palm Beach County Chapter. “It’s an honor to receive this award and to have been nominated by my peers,” Laudia said. “It feels great to be included among some of Palm Beach County’s premier chefs.” This is the second time Laudia has won the coveted annual “Chef of the Year” award for ACF’s Palm Beach County Chapter. He also received the award in 2000.

BB&T donates $5,000 to Gulfstream Goodwill Industries On Friday, December 14, Gulfstream Goodwill received a $5,000 donation from BB&T Bank. “BB&T’S mission is to make the world a better place to live by making communities they work in better places to be”… this is the beginning of a partnership between BB&T Bank and Gulfstream Goodwill Industries we will continue to build upon to meet

common goals,” said R. Penny Rodgers, vice president of BB&T Palm Beach. This donation will be used towards The Transition to Life Academy Charter School in Boynton Beach. The Academy’s goal is to provide the skills necessary for adult life so that each individual will be independent, self-sufficient, and contributing members of our community.

From left are Brian Edwards, vice president of marketing & development, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc.; R. Penny Rodgers, vice president of BB&T Palm Beach; Marvin Tanck, president & CEO, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc.; Heather Ellis, employee benefits specialist, BB&T Bank and Kathy Spenser, vice president of program services, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc. Business

FAU’s College of Business to Host Spring 2013 Executive Forum Lecture Series BOCA RATON - Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business will host its spring 2013 Executive Forum Lecture Series, sponsored by Bank of America, on Thursdays beginning Jan. 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in room 101 in the Office Depot Grand Lecture on the Boca Raton campus. In its 21st year, the Executive Forum series provides FAU students, alumni and the business community exposure to the wealth of knowledge and experience of entrepreneurs and executives from a wide variety of businesses and industries. Each week, the speakers will provide a brief overview of their individual businesses, as well as other professional experiences, followed by a discussion of key issues facing their industries, businesses or the business climate in general. The Executive Forum also is designed to help students focus their career development interests by enabling them to peer inside a vast array of businesses and industries. The following is the schedule for the lecture series: • Craig Agranoff, web visionary of GRIPD – Jan. 10 • Yalmaz Siddiqui, senior director of environmental strategy and Shela Fletcher, senior manager of environmental strategy at Office Depot – Jan. 17 • Jim Robo, president and chief

executive officer of NextEra Energy, Inc. – Jan. 24 • Michael Solomon, best-selling author and consultant – Jan. 31 • Steve Nudelberg, principal of On the Ball – Feb. 7 • Richard Silverman, chief financial officer of The Fresh Diet – Feb. 21 • Richard Outram, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Signature Consultants, LLC – Feb. 28 • Guillermo Castillo, president of JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. – March 14 • Larry Stybel, president of Stybel Peabody Lincolnshire – March 21 • Edgar Otto, Chairman of Hyperbaric Veterinary- March 28 • James Cline, chief financial officer of United Data Technologies – April 4 • Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot – April 12 • Lauren Hahn, chief financial officer of PPSFTC – April 18 • John Metz, president of RREMC Restaurants, LLC and chairman and chief executive officer of Hurricane AMT, LLC – April 25 • Gene Holzer, managing partner of Ascendo Resources – May 2 The Executive Forum Series is free and open to the public. RSVP online at beginning the Monday prior to each lecture.

Business of the Year Award Winner for West Boca Chamber of Commerce

Stacey Silbiger of City National Bank in Boca Raton has been named the Business of the Year for 2012 by the West Boca Chamber of Commerce

. Silbiger was awarded this honor at the West Boca Chamber’s December Breakfast held at Boca Greens Country Club on December 11, 2012. December, 28 through January 9,2013

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Two Public Relations Professionals Notes from PBSC: A Business Growth Plan for 2012 Earn SFPRN Recognition BOCA RATON -- For the first time since the founding the South Florida Public Relations Network in 2006 by long-time South Florida publicist Linda Hamburger, two marketing & public relations professionals are being recognized for their efforts to inspire and contribute to the group in 2012. Recipients are Barry Epstein and Pete Garcia Cento. “This is the first year that working professionals are being recognized versus a student or working intern,” said Hamburger. “Barry Epstein has been the impetus that inspired the group and showed me the way by supporting my professional goals.” Barry R. Epstein Associates, Inc. offers a wide variety of public relations and marketing services including opportunities for corporate social responsibility, business and professional introductions, press releases, community relations, and special events publicity.

The PR firm has been in business for over 30 years. Pete Garcia Cento, managing director & founder of The Cento Group, began his career in PR more than 20 years ago in South Florida and has represented Burger King, University of Miami, Publix Super Markets, Pfizer, Target, MundoFOX, The Home Depot, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Cento, who lives in Naples, serves as co-moderator and west coast chapter manager of the group, recruiting new marketing and PR pros in Naples and Fort Myers. Cento has chaired numerous committees with the PRSA Miami Chapter, was a former board member with PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter and is currently active with the Florida Public Relations Association, Southwest Florida Chapter.

Max Planck Society Opens First U.S. Facility in Jupiter

County commissioners help cut the ribbon for the new facility. Pictured from left are Commissioner Hal R. Valeche, Commissioner Steven Abrams, Dr. David Fitzpatrick, Dr. Peter Gruss, Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, Commissioners Jess R. Santamaria, Paulette Burdick, Shelley Vana, Priscilla A. Taylor and Former County Commissioner Karen Marcus. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Dec. 5 for the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience in Jupiter. The event celebrated the opening of the first facility in the United States for the Germany-based Max Planck Society that has more than 80 facilities worldwide. The program included an introduction by Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience Scientific Director and CEO Dr. David Fitzpatrick, a welcome video from former Governor Jeb Bush, opening remarks by Max Planck Society President Dr. Peter Gruss, a video message from Federal Research Minister of Germany Annette Schavan, comments from German Federal Business

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Pick one item that is a distraction and create a plan to eliminate it. Know what needs to be done to BOCA RATON -- Now is the per- ensure that you meet your longerfect time to look back at the past 12 term objectives. months, evaluate your success and to position your business for growth Identify people on your team who in the new year. Here are 10 tips to help get your started: Finalize your 2013 goals, financial targets and budget. Don’t wait until January or you run the risk of dragging strategic planning into Q1 and even Q2. Choose your key priorities for the first quarter. Limit it to three priorities or make a plan to delegate. If you can’t devote at least one day a week to something, it’s hard to make it a priority.

do not share your organizational values and goals and make a plan to remove or replace them. Are there people on your team who make your organization worse rather than Make an action plan to get to better? Are there people who drag know your customers better. Make down the morale and effectiveness a commitment to learn more about of the rest of the team? Create a your customers’ needs, goals, and plan to either get them on board or objectives, and why they choose you take them off the team. over others. Review your operating agreeRun an ROI exercise on your ment. It’s easier to have a plan in business. Do some quick calculation place before an event forces you to to understand what you spend on come up with one. various people, activities, and initiatives and estimate what you get in Get some rest and reward yourreturn. self ! Send a thank you note to your key employees, customers, and business partners. Explain to them how much they help you achieve your goals. Visualize your 3 to 5-year goals. Focus creates success.

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Strikers Extend Lockhart Stadium Deal; Re-Sign Andy Herron

Stadium's operating entity, and to another successful season for the Strikers," added Robbie. Robbie is leading Fort Lauderdale’s effort to pursue a permanent home at a significantly renovated Lockhart Stadium or at a new soccer-specific stadium in South Florida. The Strikers will play 15 home games during the NASL regular season at Lockhart Stadium next year, as well as hosting at least one match in the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Strikers also announced City Commission on Wednesday they have re-signed forward Andy By: Pedro Heizer It took the Fort Lauderdale Strik- night, "We would like to express Herron to a deal for the 2013 season ers one day to make two moves that our appreciation to the City of Fort with a club option for 2014. will impact the landscape of soccer Lauderdale's Commission and staff, In his first season with the Strikin South Florida for the upcoming along with the FAA, for working ers, the 34 year old played 18 games season. In the first move, the Strik- with us to ensure a timely resolution with 16 starts. ers struck a deal that will give them of our Lockhart Stadium license Herron also scored eight goals, operational control of Lockhart agreement,” said Strikers managing and had two assists on the season. Stadium for the entire 2013 season. director Tim Robbie. His eight goals placed him sixth “We are looking forward to our overall in the NASL. The agreement was unanimously approved by the Fort Lauderdale first full year as historic Lockhart In 2012, Herron earned the

NASL Offensive Player of the Week honor twice, joining teammates Abe Thompson, Jack Stewart, Mark Anderson, and Conor Shanosky as Striker players who have won the award. Herron, a native of Costa Rica, has also played with MLS-side Chicago Fire from 2004-2006 and again in 2008. He was an essential part of the club and even scored the gamewinning goal versus the Los Angeles Galaxy to win the Lama Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2006. In 2004 Herron played at Club Sport Herediano in Costa Rica where he led them to the country’s championship in 2004. “We are excited to return our second leading scorer for this year's NASL season,” said Strikers head coach Daryl Shore. “Even though he only played in 18 games last year, Andy proved he could be a top goal scorer in our league and we are excited he is back in the red and yellow.”

Where is Rashard Lewis?

By: Pedro Heizer If you have been paying attention to the Heat this season, you’ve certainly come to realize Rashard Lewis has faded in the Heat’s rotation. Lewis began the season playing fairly well in Miami, perhaps even better than most expected. He was getting close to 20 minutes per game off the bench in the Heat’s first six games of the season, and filling in productively offensively in his time on the court, averaging around seven points per game. But since those early games, Lewis has started to fade in the Miami rotation. In the month of November, Lewis was averaging over 15 minutes per game, but this month it has been a completely different story. Of the eight games Miami has played this Sports

month, Lewis has played only half of them and has averaged 12 minutes, and just two points per game. We all know Erik Spoelstra is no-

torious for not playing players who would play in any other team in the league, “There’s a lot of talent on the bench, a lot of guys that can play any given night,” Lewis said to Ira Winderman of the South Florida

Sun Sentinel. “So you’ve just always got to be ready when your name is called. And when your name’s not called, you’ve still got to be ready.” N o t many NBA team go more than 10 players deep into the rotation, and Miami is no exception. With Joel Anthony finally getting more playing time and producing, and the fact Udonis Haslem has once again regained a starting job, it pushes Shane Battier to come off the bench and it pretty much pushes Lewis to the back on the rotation with guys like James Jones, Terrel Harris and

Dexter Pittman. However, it’s not clear at this point whether this is just earlyseason lineup tinkering from Erik Spoelstra, or if the demotion might have longer-lasting effects. Heat fans know Spoelstra is notorious in changing his rotations. So who knows, he might go ahead and give Mike Miller a rest and use Lewis in his place. It makes sense for Spoelstra to mix up his combinations to see exactly what he has during the course of the regular season, especially for a team that will need all of its depth on the way to a planned run back to the Finals. Either way, Lewis says he knew what he was signing up for when he came to Miami last summer. Lewis has shown that he can contribute in Miami. He’ll just need to be patient before getting his next opportunity, which could come sooner rather than later.

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Athlete’s Edge is Making Boca Raton the Ultimate Training Ground for Professional and Local Athletes Whether it’s professional, collegiate or high school sports, a split second can mean the difference in winning or losing. Located on the Florida Atlantic University campus, Athlete’s Edge has become the preeminent South Florida training team for developing youth and professional athletes. Just look at the professional athletes that have trained with Athlete’s Edge and you’ll realize how respected they are: Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons; Jae Crowder, Dallas Mavericks; Asante Samuel, Philadelphia Eagles; Samari Rolle, Baltimore Ravens; Deck McGuire, Toronto Blue Jays; “Sugar” Rashad Evans, UFC Star. Even sports legends like lacrosse superstar Casey Powell train at Athlete’s Edge. Powell is the all-time leading scorer in MLL history, was a World Champion with Team U.S.A., currently plays for the Hamilton Nationals (MLL) while also being a CBS Sports commentator, and is Director of Lacrosse at St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, FL. “I was impressed with the training they were doing with my team. I had never seen that type of training before. My goal was to become more explosive and agile on the field, and I knew their

training would help me get there,” said Powell. It all got started six years ago when former NFLer Don Icsman decided to create a better way to train athletes. “We knew that if we could focus on specifics like speed, acceleration, deceleration, change of direction, power, explosion, reaction and strength that we could produce better athletes. The next step was bringing in the best trainers in the world,” said Icsman. Icsman has partnered with Jeff Sanders, the former Strength and Conditioning coach for the Baltimore Ravens, and Joe Horter on building a program with the best trainers in the world. “The best decision we made was to hire Mike Smith as our Director of Sports Performance, because not only is he the best trainer around, he attracts other top trainers that want to learn from the best,” added Icsman. No sport is off limits to Athletes Edge as they worked to increase athletic performance in football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, tennis and golf. “FAU is a tremendous place to train these athletes, whether they are professional athletes or high

FAU TRACK AND FIELD SCHEDULED TO START COMPETITION FOR 2013 Boca Raton,FL - Florida Atlantic University’s track and field team is preparing for the start of their 2013 schedule. FAU will be competing against over a hundred teams throughout this competitive season. "This year we were able to put together a very competitive and challenging schedule. It should get us ready to compete well at the indoor and outdoor conference championships” said head coach, Alex Smolka. The indoor season is set to begin on Thursday, January 17 at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Florida. The Owls will then head back to Gainesville the following week to compete in the Jimmy Carnes Invitational on Saturday, January 26. The season will continue with three meets in February that will take the team up north to compete at the Akron Invitational in Ohio and the BU Valentine Invitational in Massachusetts. The Owls will finish up the indoor season at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, competing against the conference’s twelve teams on Sunday, February 24 and Monday, Sports

February 25. The 2013 outdoor season is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 15th at the UM Hurricane Invitational, a two-day event, in Coral Gables, FL. The following weekend, UM will host their second invitational in which the Owls will be competing. The outdoor season continues in March and April with FAU competing in six track and field meets throughout the state of Florida. The team then travels to Philadelphia for the three-day Penn Relays on Thursday, April 25 through Saturday, April 27. The Owls will travel to Miramar, Florida for the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships on Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12. The 2013 outdoor season’s last scheduled meet is the NCAA East Preliminary Round on Thursday, May 23 through Saturday, May 25 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The top forty-eight in each event compete and then the top twelve qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships two weeks later.

school kids looking for that scholarship. The facilities are top shelf and have played a big role in us developing talent in South Florida,” said Horter. Athlete’s Edge has also become extremely popular with star collegiate athletes preparing for their NFL Combine and Pro Days. Also high school athletes use Athlete’s Edge to prepare for getting a college scholarship. “Athletes Edge took my son from a 4.87 to a 4.48, 40 yard dash and helped out tremendously in his college scholarship”, said Bart Bishop, Boca Raton father of Brandon Bishop who received a scholarship to NC State. “We have a tremendous track record of working with current professional athletes, training athletes for college scholarships and preparing college athletes for the draft… but at the core of what we do is providing crucial train-

ing to youth athletes,” said Icsman. Athlete’s Edge has two locations, one on campus at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and they opened their Miami location in January on the St Thomas University campus. For more information on Athlete’s Edge visit or call 954.406.0716.

Lynn Men’s Basketball Defeats Missouri Western In Final Showdown of 2012 By Olivia Coiro Lynn University closed out the 2012 half of the season with an 8880 victory over visiting Missouri Western on Wednesday night. Six Knights scored in double digits en route to the win. Kevin Ohen led the Knights with 16 points and eight rebounds. Cedric Clinkscales scored a game-high 23 points for the Griffons in the loss. Ohen hit a trey to set Lynn ahead in the opening seconds of the game starting a 10-3 run for the Knights. LU continued their strong offense as the clock ticked and with 1:38 remaining Pavle Raickovic hit a layup to extend the margin to 12, with a score of 48-36. The Griffons ended the half on a 5-0 run to trail by seven at the buzzer, 41-48. The Blue and White shot 50 percent from the field and 69.2 percent from the charity line while Missouri Western shot 60 percent. Brandon Smith scored 10 points in the first half while three other Knights recorded nine a piece.

The Griffons rallied after the half and cut the deficit to two at 15:31 after a jumper by Reed Mells at 53-51. Lynn answered back with a 12-4 run and the visitors were unable to recover as the clock ran out. Lynn’s biggest lead came at 4:53 after a layup from Slobodan Miljanic for the 82-65 lead. LU led at 88-80 by the sound of the buzzer. LU shot 54.2 percent from the field in the second half while the Griffons shot 46.7 percent. The Knights tallied 33 rebounds, 11 of them being offensive rebounds. The Blue and White shot 92.9 percent from the charity line in the second half. Lynn averaged 51.9 percent shooting from the field throughout the game. Lynn advances to 7-3 as it wraps up the 2012 portion of the season. The Fighting Knights will have a short winter vacation before they return in January for conference play. LU will be back in action on the road at St. Leo on January 5. Tip-off is set for 4 pm. December, 28 through January 9,2013

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Strikers Extend Lockhart Stadium Deal; Re-Sign Andy Herron See page 29

Athlete’s Edge is Making Boca Raton the Ultimate Training Ground for Professional and Local Athletes See page 30

Where is Rashard Lewis? See page 29

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