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2. Fans of the World Cup gather at WOW!ES in Boca Raton 3. Tony and Laurie Bova Celebrate Their New Beginning with the Grand Opening of VIVO Partenza: A Modern Italian Restaurant 4. Early morning fire July 3 damages Boca Raton Resort & Club 5. Boca Bits by Barry Epstein

What was the only one of the 13 Colonies not to border the Atlantic Ocean? A) Alabama B) Kentucky C) New Hampshire D) Pennsylvania

Previous answer: Pennsylvania does not border the Atlantic.


The Osceola Astros were a Houston minor league farm team based in Kissimmee in Osceola County, Fla. Then they were renamed for Kissimmee and changed their name to the Cobras. Why? Because otherwise being the Kissimmee Astros would have been hilarious. The Cobras, by the way, won the Florida State League championship in 1999.

Returning to yesterday’s theme of terrible original band names, Aerosmith was originally called the Hookers until drummer Joey Kramer mashed two words he liked. Don’t you forget about Johnny and the Self-Abusers -- they became Simple Minds. And Brian May formed Smile, a badly named band that adopted a mildly less bad name in 1970 when they became Queen. Inducted into the U.S. Army on March 24, 1958, his serial number was US 533010761, and he was assigned as a jeep driver to Lt. Col. Henry Grimm. Who? A) Muhammad Ali B) Jack Kerouac C) John McCain D) Elvis Presley

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Director of FAU’s R&D Park Scott Ellington dies at 66 BOCA RATON - Scott Ellington, executive director of Florida Atlantic University’s Research & Development Park, died July 5 after a long battle with cancer. “It is with deep sadness I inform you that my friend, Scott Ellington, has passed away after a long but courageous battle with cancer,” local businessman, Boca Raton Rotary Club president and former City Council member Dave Freudenberg said in an email to presidents of local Rotary Clubs. Ellington, 66, had promoted the research park for more than a decade and headed the research park authority. The park, located to the rear of the FAU campus,

is home to 28 high-tech businesses and oversees an incubator for technology and science startups at FAU’s campus in Boca Raton. Ellington was a former employee of IBM. The Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority was formed in 1985 with the support of FAU and the Broward and Palm Beach County commissions. The authority plans to hold an emergency meeting July 12 to discuss the appointment of an interim director. Ellington is survived by his wife Linda, son Christopher, daughter Deborah, and grandchildren Lainey, Dani, Collin, Travis, Matthew, Christopher, Kyndal and Kadyn. A memorial service will

be held on Saturday, July 10, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (, 33 Gleason St., Delray Beach (561-276-6338). Freudenberg said that “in lieu of flowers, Scott’s family suggests that donations in Scott’s memory may be made to either the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy h t t p : / / w w w. b a r b a r a site/c.jhLSK2PALmF/ b.4344851/k.3866/Support_Us.htm or to Rotary International EN/CONTRIBUTE/Pages/ridefault.aspx. “Scott was passionately involved in both of these organizations for many years.”


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Boca police nab suspect who robbed woman who was putting air in tires

BOCA RATON – Boca Raton police recently arrested a suspect for allegedly robbing a woman while she was putting air in her tires at a West Yamato Road service station. The suspect, Nicholas Koliopoulos, was charged with grand theft and with robbery by force, violence, assault, or putting in fear. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Suarez at 561- 6206146. The woman told police she pulled into the station

to get change for the air pump. The victim said the male suspect followed her into the store and back out to the air pump. She said that she knelt down to put air in her tire and placed her wallet on the ground next to her. Police said the male grabbed her wallet and jumped into his car in an attempt to flee. The victim ran after the suspect, opened the front door to his car and after a brief struggle, was able to get her wallet back. The victim then ran into the store to call the police as the suspect fled. About an hour earlier, officers responded to a residence on NW 2nd Avenue. The caller said that when he let his dog out, it was alerted by an unknown man on the side

of his house. When the resident confronted him, he said he was looking for pills. When the man went back into the house, he looked out the window and saw the man entering the car of a neighbor. The resident confronted the suspect who apologized and left the area. Investigators were able to link the two incidents to Nicolas Koliopoulos, who resides on NW Second Avenue in Boca Raton. Investigators located a green car matching the description given by the victim from the service station. Investigators used security camera video from the station to confirm that Koliopoulos was at the air pump and inside the store near the victim. The video also shows the victim running back inside to call police.

County to post tar ball warnings at beaches; 500 signs ordered, says Abrams WEST PALM BEACH – The Board of County Commissioners has decided to post signs in coastal areas warning of tar balls or other evidence of the Gulf oil spill. Commissioners received an update from county emergency management and environmental officials June 29 concerning the oil spill’s potential impact on Palm Beach County. District 4 Commissioner Steven Abrams said the Board “also discussed the county’s recent initiative to install signage on local beaches to inform the public with procedural in-

formation if they spot any tar balls or other evidence of oil. The county has ordered approximately 500 signs and they will be distributed to local coastal municipalities for installation at their discretion.” He said the county “does not plan to install any signage at county owned and/or operated beaches unless it is determined that oil balls/mats have entered the loop current. Other information received June 29 from the county’s Deepwater Horizon Task Force included: • Eight tar balls have been found along the county’s shoreline to date and none

originated from the oil spill. • Weather forecasts show that winds and currents are preventing eastward movement of the oil plume along the northwest Florida coastline. No significant amounts of oil are within or moving toward the loop current and there is no indication that the county would experience any influx of tar balls/mats in the next week. • Florida straits are being monitored for tar balls/ mats entering the eastern coastal loop current. If there is any indication of any weathered oil, the

DNA evidence links alleged suspect to burglary in Boca

BOCA RATON – Boca Raton police said DNA analysis has linked a Deerfield Beach man to a Boca Raton home burglary. Public Information Officer Sandra Boonenberg said Adam Fleming, 26, was arrested June 28 and charged

with burglary to an unoccupied dwelling and grand theft after a DNA analysis of blood drops found at the scene. The incident occurred at an East Camino Real home Oct. 19, 2009, police said. The resident came home to find her house had been burglarized. The burglar pried open the exterior alarm box, cut the wires, and then entered the house by prying open a rear sliding glass door. Once inside, said Boonenberg, the burglar stole two flat screen televisions and a cordless drill. She said the suspect left

blood in four different locations throughout the house, including drops left on the family dog. Crime Scene Technician Jason Neitz collected the evidence and submitted it to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office forensics unit for DNA analysis. On June 6, Detective Ronald Mello, who was assigned to the case, received notification that the DNA evidence had been analyzed and entered into CODIS (Combined DNA Index System). The DNA matched Fleming, whose DNA was in the system for another alleged crime.

county predicts it would take two weeks to reach the shoreline. • Palm Beach County is the first east coast county to submit a comprehensive plan to Federal OnScene Commander. • Over 400 local municipal and county employees have received training to date and are available to assist with beach cleanup efforts. • More than 15,000 volunteers have registered statewide to respond to the crisis with over 250 individuals and 16 volunteer organizations (with existing bases of thousands of volunteers) in Palm Beach County alone. • A list of commercial vendors trained to clean

beaches has been compiled. • A shoreline protection plan is in place for environmentally sensitive areas using silk curtains and booms which could be implemented quickly and efficiently if there is any indication of tar balls/ mats in the loop current. • Approximately 67 percent of the Gulf federal waters are available for fishing. Closed fishing in the remaining areas is a precautionary measure to ensure that seafood from the Gulf will remain safe for consumers. This federal closure does not apply to state waters. • As of June 25, more than 38,000 personnel are working on the onshore and offshore response ef-

forts. • Over 8,000 jobs related to the spill have been advertised and per BP over 4,000 individuals have been trained and are available. For more information specific to Palm Beach County’s Oil Spill Planning Taskforce go to: Reminder from county officials: Please do not handle any tar found on the beach or along waterways. Report all tar balls and other evidence of oil on the coastline to: Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center: 561-712-6400 or State Warning Point: 1-877272-8335 (DEP)

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Abrams retains commission seat; Protect pets from heat, says PBC Sachs, Perman win without opposition Animal Care & Control

Steven Abrams

Maria Sachs

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run opposed and I have run unopposed. Guess which one is better.” Abrams was appointed to the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners by Gov. Charlie Crist in 2009 to replace Mary McCarty, who was convicted of honest services fraud and sentenced to five years in jail. The former Boca mayor, who left that seat in 2008 due to term limits, also served five terms as a City Council member in Boca Raton from 1989 to 1999 and was a member of the city’s Planning and Zoning Board between 1987 and 1989. In the meantime, Perman gets ready to take over the seat he has sought for several years. He succeeds Kevin Rader, who is running for the Lake WorthGreenacres area State Senate seat currently held by David Aronberg. Aronberg is also looking to move up and is running for the attorney general’s seat being vacated by Bill McCollum, who is running for governor. Active in the community, Perman is a long-

time member and past president of the Boca Raton Rotary Sunset Club, where he was named “Rotarian of the Year” in 1999. He was named “Chiropractor of the Year” in 2005 by the Florida Chiropractic Association. Sachs, first elected to the District 86 State Rep. seat in 2006, succeeding Anne Gannon when she became county tax collector, is an attorney by trade and is also married to an attorney, Peter Sachs, head of Sachs, Sax & Caplan, located in Boca Raton. She will take over the currently vacant seat of former State Senator Ted Deutch, who was chosen in a special election this year to succeed former U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler in congressional district 19. Wexler stepped down to take a job with a Washington think tank. Sachs is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Boston University, and has a juris doctorate degree from the University of Miami. She and her husband have three children.

Three candidates for office in the Boca Raton area are breathing a sigh of relief today. Because no one filed nomination papers to run against them, they have “won” their offices. Two politicians are moving up. District 86 State Rep. Maria Lorts Sachs, a Delray Beach Democrat, has won the District 30 State Senate seat. Also, Steve Perman, a West Boca Raton chiropractor, is the new state representative in District 78. District 4 County Commissioner Steven Abrams keeps his seat for lack of a challenger. There are races in Commission Districts, 2, 6 and 7 later this year. “I am honored to represent the district, and to be returned to office,” said Abrams, who served for seven years as mayor of Boca Raton. “It has been a productive term, and I look forward to returning.” Known for his quips, Abrams added: “I have

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It is officially summer, and the unseasonably hot weather is too unbearable for many dogs left outdoors in inhumane conditions, say officials at Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control. Pet owners should be aware of the following: • It is illegal to chain your dog during the hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • It is illegal to keep a dog in a pen that does not provide adequate ventilation. • It is illegal not to provide fans or air conditioning to dogs kept outside if temperatures reach over 90 degrees. • It is illegal to maintain a

This photo, provided by Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, shows a dog whose owner did not provide proper conditions for its pet.

dog in a pen without dry bedding or protection from the heat, sun, or rain. • All dogs must be provided with clean, fresh water at all times.

Residents should report animal abuse by calling 561233-1200. Information reported should include the complete street address for investigative purposes.

Early morning fire July 3 damages Boca Raton Resort & Club

Photos by Frank Correggio From left are Firefighter / Paramedics James Barry and Scott Cannarozzi and Lieutenant Jeff Rupp.

BOCA RATON – Boca Raton fire crews responded to the Boca Raton Resort & Club about 4:30 a.m. July 3 and extinguished a blaze in a storeroom on the second floor of the Mizner Center at 495 East Camino Real. Public Information Officer Frank Correggio said the cause of the fire and damage estimates have not yet been determined.

He said no one was injured. According to reports, security personnel from the Resort found smoke in the building and notified 911 dispatchers. Staff was evacuated, and firefighters arrived within minutes and found heavy smoke on the second floor. Crews located the fire in a storeroom area. Correggio said that with the


help of the activated sprinkler system, they were able to extinguish the fire quickly. He said crews used special high powered fans to help remove the smoke. Firefighters monitored hazardous gas levels and began salvage and overhaul procedures, removing all debris from the fire room. Thermal Imaging Camera’s were used to check for additional fires.

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FAU’s Center for Autism and Emergency care at BRCH rated in top Related Disabilities names 5 percent of hospitals nationally pair to constituency board

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Joe Eppy

BOCA RATON - The Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) has named Joe Eppy and Glen Stein as two new members to its constituency board. Recommended by current board members, vetted by the Autism Society of Florida and approved by FAU Interim President John Pritchett, the appointees will join the board in its mission on behalf of CARD. The constituency board is mandated by the state of Florida to provide advice on policies, priorities and activities. The board is also mandated to raise at least 2 percent of the grant dollars that CARD receives annu-

ally. The Eppy and Stein families have generously supported CARD, said FAU officials. Eppy is the founder and president of Eppy Financial Group, Inc., and uses his background as an accountant and nationally recognized expert in insurance to advise his clients on how to accumulate wealth through insurance plans, annuities, investments, corporate and employee benefits, and estate planning. An alumnus of The Ohio State University, Eppy is a certified special care planner, registered investment advisor and certified long-term care specialist. He has been a strong pro-

ponent of long-term planning for children with special needs, and speaks frequently on the subject at workshops and conferences around the country. Representing Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company’s Special Care program, Eppy has been instrumental in bringing secure “real life” solutions to families who face the challenges of autism. Stein currently serves as part of the management team for First Capital, an asset-based lender headquartered in Boca Raton. He is also the co-chair of Duvera Financial, a consumer finance and billing company he founded in 2001. Stein is a graduate of Columbia Law School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College. He and his wife, Tricia, turned to CARD for help in 2005 when their son, Jordan, then 3 years old, was diagnosed with being on the autism spectrum. Read the complete story online

Convention and Visitors Bureau seeks nominations for Providencia Award The Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau is now accepting nominations for the prestigious annual Providencia Award, which honors local businesses, organizations and/or individuals who are making an extraordinary contribution to the local $2.6-billion tourism industry. Previous winners of the Providencia Award include

Burt Reynolds, The Colony Hotel (Palm Beach), the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, The Breakers, Boca Raton Resort and Club, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Ritz-Carlton, Norton Museum of Art, Jack Nicklaus, Marathon of the Palm Beaches, Delta Airlines and SunFest. Process: • Nomination forms and

guidelines are available online at: www.palmbeachfl. com/partners-members/ providencia-award-2010. • The deadline for submitting nominations is July 30, 2010. • The CVB’s 15-member Public Relations Committee will evaluate and score all submitted nominations and select the winner of this year’s Providencia Award.

BOCA RATON – Boca Raton Community Hospital’s emergency medicine care has been found to be among the top 5 percent in the nation, according to a new study released by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. As a result, BRCH has received the HealthGrades 2010 Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™. Of the 4,900 hospitals examined for their mortality rates in 11 of the most common conditions for Medicare patients associated with emergency medicine, only 255 received this award. As a group, Boca Raton Community Hospital and the other award recipients had a 39 percent lower mortality rate for the 11 conditions studied. The mortality rates were riskadjusted so that hospitals with sicker and older patients could be compared on equal footing with other hospitals. “Boca Raton Community Hospital diagnoses and treats more than 42,000 emergency patients a year,” said Jerry J. Fedele, president and CEO at Boca Raton Community Hospital. “We are proud to be the recipient of HealthGrades 2010 Emergency Medicine Excellence Award. It is testimony to our long-stand-

ing tradition of providing our community superior emergency medicine.” The latest accolade adds to a growing list of honors. HealthGrades ranked BRCH in the top 5 percent nationally, earning it the 2010 Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence. The hospital was ranked #1 in Florida for cardiac surgery, #2 in Florida for the treatment of stroke, #3 in Florida for overall cardiac services and #1 in Florida for gastrointestinal medical treatment. In addition, the hospital received the 2010-2011 HealthGrades Women’s Health Excellence Award. The study used 5 million Medicare patient records from 2006, 2007 and 2008 to analyze mortality rates in the following procedures: bowel obstruction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetic acidosis and coma, gastrointestinal bleed, heart attack, pancreatitis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, respiratory failure, sepsis and stroke. Hospitals in the top 5 percent improved their patient outcomes in these 11 conditions, 16 percent during the time period studied, compared with a 1 percent improvement for all other hospitals in the U.S. “With the CDC showing

that 50 percent of hospital admissions are now beginning with emergency rooms visits, it’s more important than ever for hospitals to reach the level of excellence achieved by those in the top 5 percent of this study,” said Rick May MD, a vice president with HealthGrades and co-author of the study. “Those living in a community with a top 5 percent hospital in emergency medicine should feel extremely confident that, should an emergency arise, they will receive top-notch care.” Boca Raton Community Hospital has instituted a number of technologies and services that are keeping the hospital in the vanguard of emergency medicine, officials said. The Hospital’s Lifenet Bluetooth cellular technology sends real-time 12-lead snapshots of the heart and its functions from the EMS field to the Emergency Department allowing doctors to evaluate the heart prior to the patient’s arrival. The Emergency Department meets the American Heart Association’s 60 to 90 minutes door-toballoon time in more than 75 percent of heart attack patients. Fewer than onethird of hospitals meet this goal. Read the complete story online

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Hot dog eating competition had Boca Raton on a roll Perhaps overlooked in the flurry of activity this long Fourth of July weekend was the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating competition at Coney Island, N.Y. Seems the winner, a slim, 128-pound defending champion named Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, downed 54 hot dogs and rolls to win his fourth title in a row. What rankled this year’s hot dog derby was the behavior of a would-be contestant, Takeru Kobayashi, who apparently went crazy during the awards ceremony and caused such a ruckus that he was arrested. Some kind of contract dispute kept him out of the running, and he bounded onto the stage after the match wearing a “Free Kobi” T-shirt. (I thought Kobi was some kind of beef. Guess Kobi had a beef with the Nathan’s folks.) All this hoopla reminded me that a hot dog eating contest was held just a few years ago in Boca Raton, at a Nathan’s Famous outlet on St. Andrews Boulevard. I remember it was a dark, dank and extremely humid Saturday under a tent

at the far edge of the park- people who are moved to ing lot. It wasn’t your per- take part in competitive fect dog day afternoon. I gluttony. There is even a don’t know about you, sanctioning organization, but heat and humidity the International Federatake away my appetite. tion of Competitive EatFree hot dogs were ers. handed to the specWhile Boca didn’t tators, and I manmake the cut for aged to eat just one. qualifying rounds The competition this year, Nathan’s didn’t last long, I Famous did hold recall. The winner 14 run-ups in comconsumed 14 hot Dale King munities around dogs – a pittance the nation – inby comparison to the na- cluding Foxboro, Mass., tional record holder. The home of the New England Boca contest was some Patriots and a town just kind of qualifying round up the road from where I for the big eat-off held grew up. each Fourth of July in Actually, there is an up New York, but it’s not side to the man-bites-dog likely any of the Boca saga. Nathan’s Famous is contestants made it to the donating 100,000 frankConey Island competition furters to troops overthat year. And I don’t seas as part of its annual think there’s been a Boca Fourth of July competievent since then. tion. I did learn the apparent But as for drawing heavy secret to fast hot dog con- eaters from Boca Raton, sumption. The contes- it’s a long haul from 14 to tants took the dog out of 54. Guess the locals just the bun, dipped the bun can’t cut the mustard. in water and then sort of Did I really say that? sucked it down as they Doggie Reunion soon munched on the hot dog. On the subject of dogs – Any picnickers who’ve the actual, four-legged had to deal with wet kind – it’s almost time bread know that this can for the annual Doggie be a real turn-off. Reunion sponsored by Still, there are plenty of the Tri County Humane

Society. This year’s event will be held Sunday, July 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the animal shelter on Boca Rio Road. Tri County founder and CEO Jeannette Christos said awards will be given out for the cutest dog, funniest dog and smartest dog. (Watch out, friends, my dog might win the Triple Crown.) Admission is free, and the fun will include food vendors, games, music, DJ Jammin’ Jimmy Carillo and photography by Darron Altz. Magic will be performed by Lucas Handwerker. There is a $5 fee for the competition and a $10 vendor fee. Christos said she expects between 300 and 350 people to attend. And doggies galore!


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Save the Date! Signature Chefs & Wine Extravaganza Seated, Left to Right: Ronnie Kaufman, The Boca Raton Observer; Nicole Ruth, The Boca Raton Observer; Dave Batelaan, Action Accessibility; Lisa Cook, West Boca Medical Center; Gabrielle Strati, Qzina; Kristen Ross; Jennifer Newman, Aspen Air Conditioning; Lynda Levitsky; Donna Batelaan, Action Accessibility; Patti Carpenter; and Robin Trompeter Standing, Left to Right: Greg Kaylor, The Bridge Hotel; Lisa Elkan, Ironstone Bank; Shanna St. John, March of Dimes; Roxanna Trinka, Baseline Engineering; J.J. Bujalski, RamcoGershenson, Inc.; Beverlee Miller; Event Chair Mitch Feldman, CEO, West Boca Medical Center; Jon Saluk, American Credit Card Processing; Ken Spahn, Restaurant Placement Group; Jason Brodie, Brodie & Friedman P.A.; Joshua Friedman, Brodie & Friedman P.A.; Keith Raymond, HSBC Bank USA; Marge Vukovich; Chris Fluehr, Wells Fargo Advisors; Jenny Rapp, Mutual of America; Jon Kaye, Kaye Communications; Barbara Marsh, Wells Fargo Advisors; and Celia Schwartz

Sharing their enthusiasm and appreciation of epicurean delights, Event Chair Mitch Feldman, CEO of West Boca Medical Center, and the Steering Committee of the Fifth Annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs and Wine Ex-

travaganza recently met to kick-off plans for this gourmet gala. The event will be held on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and will pay special tribute to honoree Countess Henrietta de Hoernle,

whose birthday is on that date. 30 of the area’s most celebrated chefs have signed on to share their culinary expertise at what has been recognized as the premier food and wine charity event in Palm Beach County.

Be sure to SAVE THE DATE: Friday, September 24, 2010 for this extraordinary event and for additional information on how you can participate, please contact Melanie Johnson, March of Dimes, (561) 276-2001 or mjohnson@marchofdimes. com. Tickets are available at


Dealing With Difficult People Living in the by seeking better world entails inways of constructeractions with tively dealing with several people, it. As author Cain a variety of vett Robert views situations and it, “many can learn for multiple reato manage things sons. Among Dr. Synesio Lyra only but a few bethose we encounter, and come proficient in manhave dealings with, there aging people.” is no question some per- While we shall face some sons will be difficult and situations beyond our unpleasant. ability to resolve, I am It is almost inevitable convinced that most peothat anywhere, anytime, ple problems, anywhere, any one will encounter can be corrected. To that individuals who may be end we need to give time, classified as a “one-man exercise patience, manigrievance committee al- fest wisdom, and gradualways in session.” These ly reach the best possible are people perpetually solution! dissatisfied with some- The natural human tenthing, and if there is noth- dency is to avoid the ing around to displease people who are antagothem, they will quickly nistic, or those who actucreate a situation that can ally have caused us harm. enable them to spew their Perhaps the best way is to venom on others, and seek them out and deterdwell in negativity. mine what is wrong, and However unpleasant this take the necessary steps is, many persons cannot toward a sound resolufully escape such reality tion. Even when things and challenge. And one ultimately don’t work out resolves it not by running to our full satisfaction, we away from the conflict but shall still retain a sense

of peace for having done what is proper and right. So much that causes conflict is often a misunderstanding, and that can be corrected through dialogue. On the other hand, if we show no interest and if we ignore the person and the problem, the conflict may augment, thus causing permanent harm to many. Although there will always be relationships and situations we shall need to mend, sometimes we can make our own life easier by the personal interest we consistently show towards people and through the motivation we offer to them. Like in any interaction, someone has to make the first move and we can, and perhaps should, be the ones to take that initiative both to avoid as well as to correct conflicts. For quite some time I have been attempting to practice the sound counsel from the famous German poet, Goethe: “Treat

10 Questions. Maria Sachs. Newly elected State Senator from District 30 Have you ever wanted to know something about the State Legislature and never got around to asking? Well, here is your chance. We are continuing our new feature called “10 Questions.” In each edition, we are going to feature an important local figure to whom your questions will be addressed. Our first guest was Mayor Susan Whelchel. Maria Sachs, who was just elected to the State Senate, will be answering the questions you send for an upcoming edition. The interview will be summarized in the print and online editions, and a video of the full interview will be posted our web site. Want to take part? Email us your questions with your full name to for your chance to be featured in the next edition of the Boca Raton Tribune.

people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” Our common challenge is to keep our speech seasoned with salt, and our whole lives as fully reflective of loving, positive qualities at work in and through us. Although this is much easier done when nobody is adversely affecting our nerves, that posture needs to characterize us at all times, if we do our part in all circumstances we face!

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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Crist signs bill giving condo owners OK to make decisions about associations community associations, including condominium, homeowners’ and cooperative associations; • Permit condominium, cooperative, and homeowners’ associations to demand payment of any future regular assessments from the tenant of a unit or parcel owner and revises a mortgage lender’s liability for unpaid condominium assessments after a foreGov. Charlie Crist signs SB1196 into law as Commissioner Burt Aarclosure by increasing the onson and state Representatives Maria Sachs, Joseph Abruzzo, Mack mortgage lender’s liability Bernard and Kevin Rader look on. for unpaid assessments to 12 months, instead of the DELRAY BEACH - Gov- ate Bill 1196. ernor Charlie Crist joined The so-called “Distressed current six months; and County Commission Chair- Condominium Relief Act” • Revise elevator and man Burt Aaronson, Leg- empowers condominium fire safety requirements islative Delegation Chair owners to make their own including a delay in the Representative Maria Sachs decisions about their associ- retrofit deadline for fire sprinklers in condominand other guests June 24 at ations. It takes effect July 1. the county’s branch library Among the bill’s provi- ium and cooperative ason Hagen Ranch Road in sions are those designed sociation common areas from Dec. 31, 2014 to unWest Delray Beach for a to: ceremonial signing of Sen- • Revise laws related to til Dec. 31, 2019.

FAU announces changes in names at two of its colleges BOCA RATON – Florida Atlantic University’s Board of Trustees recently approved the renaming of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science to the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. “The renaming is another exciting step toward redefining FAU as an innovative medical institution,” said Dr. Michael Friedland, dean of the college. “We give thanks to the Schmidt family for their commitment to FAU and to the College.” In May, Governor Charlie Crist signed legislation authorizing the establishment of the university’s independent medical education program based at FAU’s Boca Raton campus. Student and residency training will be made available throughout hospitals in Palm Beach and Broward counties as a result of this program, addressing the shortage of

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, housed in this building on the Boca Raton campus, will be changed to the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

physician trainees and doctors in the area. In addition to offering the M.D. degree, FAU proposes to offer a dual M.D./ Ph.D. option in partnership with the Scripps Institute Kellogg School of Science and Technology, which would confer a doctorate degree. FAU also has approved the renaming of the College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs to the College for Design and Social Inquiry. As a unique configuration of professional pro-

grams addressing social justice, human services, design, and public policy in and for communities, the college and its faculty develop solutions through the collaboration of these diverse disciplines. “Our new name reflects what we do rather than emphasizing who we are,” said Dr. Rosalyn Carter, dean of the college. “We will continue to provide the highest quality of teaching, research and public service to address urban problems in South Florida and the nation.”

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Soroptimists glitter at golden anniversary celebration By Barbara McCormick Members and friends of Soroptimist International of Boca Raton-Deerfield Beach recently celebrated the club’s Fiftieth Anniversary with a social hour, festive dinner and an installation of newly elected Officers. It was held at Brooks Restaurant in Deerfield Beach. Dining tables and room décor reflected the glitz and glamour of the special occasion. President Kim Champion welcomed everyone and introduced honored guests: Governor Nidia Bernsteil and Installing Officer Kathi Pease. Kim continued by announcing, “This 50th anniversary is also an outstanding reunion, as 12 of our past presidents came to show their continued support of our club. We appreciate their efforts in building Soroptimist of Boca Raton - Deerfield Beach over the past five decades.” A nostalgic look at the his-

tory of the club, from 1960 to today, was presented by two past presidents; Helen Babione and Pat Reed. Helen reported one of the first important projects the club undertook was to extend services of The Palm Beach County Nurses Association from Lake Worth, down to Boca Raton, as there were no doctors or hospital in Boca Raton at that time. Helen recalled attending many fashion shows, garage sales and theatre parties which raised funds to support local charities. Pat Reed added,” Our mission today is to raise and donate money to financially needy individuals and organizations, locally and internationally, for the benefit of women and girls.” In keeping with the golden anniversary theme, Installing Officer, Kathi Pease, presented golden jewelry, mementos and pens to the new slate of officers, including: Past president Kim Champion; Secretary, Teri Martin; Treasurer, Cynthia Cummings; VP of Pro-

grams, Carmen Uceda and VP of Membership, Mariela Montgomery; Co-VP’s of website, Elke Schmidt & Kim Champion; Recording Secretary, Connie Siskowski; Lifetime Director & Historian, Helen Babione; Directors Maureen Burke and Connie Gescheidt. The grand presentation was the placing of a gilded crown on the head of Soroptimist’s newly elected President Lorry Herdeen. The awards continued, as Connie Siskowski presented Rosemary Krieger with an honorary membership, and Rosemary read and dedicated a poem she had written for the special occasion. Cheers and a toast were given by Fred Herdeen, to all “Soroptimisters,” (the member’s male counterparts) for the support of their wives’ fundraising activities, dedication and loyalty to goals. For additional information about Soroptimist International visit

Emily Lilly, center, is flanked by Doreen Brittel and Elke Schmidt.

From left are Helen Babione, Kim Champion, Kathi Pease, Connie Gescheidt and Maureen Burke.

Lorry Herdeen, Soroptimist president with Kathi Pease, installing officer.

From left are Governor Nidia Bernsteil, Mariela Montgomery, Kathi Pease, installing officer and Carmen Uceda.

Newly elected president, Lorry Herdeen, receives the gavel from Kim Champion, former president Photos by Barbara McCormick

Volunteer Honored by the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District

skills to the improvement of Boca Raton by teaching children about science. He further assists in the professional development of the Explorium staff by training in teaching methods. Philip’s example of devoted public service has fostered a growing corps of volunteers at the Children’s Science Explorium.

Philip R. Magnuson, a longtime volunteer at the Children’s Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park, was commended by the commissioners of the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District for his generous de-

votion to the improvement of the lives of the citizens of our community. In 2001 Philip joined the educational staff at the Children’s Science Explorium as a volunteer and devotes his time and educational

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Advent Lutheran Church of Boca Raton and the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church of Juno Beach are going to Haiti Members of the Advent Lutheran Church of Boca Raton and the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church of Juno Beach will be traveling to Haiti this summer. Fourteen adults and youth are on a mission trip to the Village of Hope in Croix de Bouquet, Haiti to teach Vacation Bible School to 143 third and fourth graders. Both churches have taught Vacation Bible School for the last two years at the Village of Hope. They will be leaving on July 10th and will be teaching for a week. Village of Hope has over 600 students from kindergarten through 13th grade (grade 13 is a preparatory year before university). Part of the Lazarus Project, Village of Hope is an interdenominational mission sponsored by over 80 congregations throughout the United States. “After the earthquake, it is more important than ever to bring God’s message of hope and new life to a country devastated by systemic poverty, illness and natural disaster,” said Pastor Rich Barbour.

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Boca Children’s Museum looks to past Boca Raton fire chief honors local – and future – at anniversary event heroes, presents promotion badges Story by Dale King and Barbara McCormick BOCA RATON – The Boca Raton Children’s Museum paid homage to its past – and took a step into the future – when it recently celebrated its 30th anniversary at its Crawford Boulevard quarters. Not only did museum and city officials, friends and visitors celebrate three decades of activities designed specifically for youngsters, but also broke ground for construction of the historic Rickards House. Executive Director Poppi Mercier also talked of a later phase of construction at the site, one that will bring a futuristic “Voyager” building. “The Children’s Museum now has a 30 year timeline,” Mercier told the crowd from a stage on the museum grounds. “But, most importantly, in that time, we have served one million children and their family members in a vari-

ety of ways.’ “We have created over 20 school programs, five major events, art camps and exhibits,” she said. “Through these programs, children were exposed to lessons in art, science, math, history, the environment and reading. We know that children need to be exposed to culture and the arts at a very young age. With the building of the Rickards House, we will be able to widen our scope of music programs for young children through Jason’s Music Hall, which will occupy the ground floor of our new addition.” “Through our museum, we strive to give children the opportunity to express themselves and explore their future with encouragement,” added Mercier. “This is a tremendous asset to the community,” County Commission Steven Abrams told the Boca Raton Tribune following the ceremony. He recalled that when he first

ran for office in 1989, he made his announcement on the steps of the museum building. “A tree was planted on that occasion,” he said, expressing his happiness that it is still there and growing strong. Following Mercier’s welcome speech, thoughts and comments were presented by Commissioner Abrams, Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie, Museum Board President Penny Morey, Board members Anita Detert and Elaine Wyner. Councilwoman Constance Scott was also on hand. Board member Deborah Carman announced that a time capsule with photos, newspapers and souvenirs of the ceremony will be encapsulated in Mizner’s Dream Castle on the museum grounds. The historic capsule will be opened on the 50th anniversary of the museum in 20 years. Read the complete story online

BOCA RATON – Fire Chief Tom Wood presented awards and badges during recent ceremonies at the Fire Administration Building at 6500 Congress Avenue. The chief honored Michael Hawkins for assisting a driver who had been in an accident. On April 30, Hawkins was working in the area of Texas Trail when he noticed a car drive by and, seconds later, the vehicle struck a pole. Hawkins immediately activated the 911 system and ran over to the vehicle where he began using skills he learned just days earlier when he graduated from his Emergency Medical Technician class. The rescuer checked the victim to see if he had a pulse, was breathing and if he was awake and could answer questions. The victim was unconscious so Hawkins held his head and neck to pro-

tect his spine and awaited the arrival of Boca Raton Fire Rescue Paramedics. On May 29, David Hill, a city of Boca Raton employee, was at work when he witnessed a motor vehicle crash on North Dixie Highway near Hidden Valley Boulevard. The vehicle had rolled over three times and came to rest on the passenger side. Hill quickly called 911 and made his way to the vehicle. Finding the victims still belted in, Hill gained access and assisted them out of the unstable vehicle. For their “willingness to act and their selfless dedication to humanitarian needs” Hawkins and Hill received the Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services “Citizen Courage Award”. Chief Wood also recognized the following members of Boca Raton Fire Rescue with the department’s “Excellence

Award”: EMS Captain John Treanor for receiving the Distinguished EMS Award from Palm Beach County EMS Providers. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Gergora for his outstanding work in completing the Fire Department’s ISO Inspection. Chief Wood presented badges to the following: Firefighter/Paramedic Lloyd Putnam, promoted to EMS Captain; Firefighter/Paramedic David Dipierro, promoted to Driver/Engineer and Firefighter/Paramedic Jeff Rupp, promoted to EMS Lieutenant. Boca Raton Fire Captain Ken Bailes, who recently retired after 36 years of service, was on hand to pin the badge on EMS Lieutenant Jeff Rupp. When first hired, Jeff was assigned to Captain Bailes as a rookie firefighter/paramedic. Photos by Jay Bell

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A Red Cross Award for David Dovell

From left are Captain John Treanor, Assistant Chief Mike Gergora, EMS Captain Lloyd Putnam, Driver David Dipierro and Fire Chief Tom Wood.

Congratulations to David Dovell, Aquatics Captain at The Swim Center, for receiving the Health & Safety Clifford T. Olson Award for 2010. The award is given annually by the American Red Cross-Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter to a person who is committed to lifesaving skills and dedication to aquatics safety. Dave’s countless hours to serve as the Chairperson of the 2009 Lifeguard Competition earned him this recognition.

Fire Chief Tom Wood with David Hill.

Fire Chief Tom Wood with Michael Hawkins

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Boca Museum of Art opens summer exhibitions BOCA RATON - The galleries of the Boca Raton Museum of Art were bustling with activity and anticipation during the opening reception of the museum’s Summer Exhibitions: 59th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Boca Museum Artists’ Guild Biennial Exhibition June 22. The exhibitions will be on display through Aug. 8. In a special presentation, winners of the All Florida and the Artists’ Guild Biennial were announced to a crowd of participating artists, guests, museum members and patrons. If the submissions that poured into the 59th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition are any indication, independent art continues to flourish in Florida. The annual contest and exhibition drew 1,398 submissions from artists around the state. This year’s juror, Linda Norden, selected 92 artworks for the exhibition – paintings, sculpture, photography, videos and installations – by 81 artists. Best in Show went to Kerry Phillips of Miami for Chairs Found and Fixed, an installation on display in the front of the Museum. Merit awards were given to three artists - Roberta Schofield for her body of work, Running and War; Noelle Mason for Nothing Much Happened Today: for Eric and Dylan and Melissa Marrero for her body of work, Measurements and Orange. The All Florida is the state’s oldest statewide annual juried competition. It showcases both prominent and

All Florida Merit Award Winner, Noelle Mason

emerging Florida artists, granting visitors insight into today’s Florida art scene. This year’s juror was Linda Norden, a curator, writer and historian based in New York. Boca Museum Artists’ Guild Biennial Exhibition This year’s juror, Dr. Carol Damian, selected 50 artworks for the exhibition. First Place went to Francene Levinson’s Rising sculpture, second place to Lorraine Bader’s Empress Cixi collage, third place to Jerome Glickman’s Rebirth of Creative Self painting, Juror’s Recognition to Hanne Niederhausen’s Gutenberg’s Notebook sculptural frottage and honorable mention to Sally Cooper’s La Mer triptych painting. This juried exhibition is held every two years for the professional artist members of the Boca Raton Museum Artists’ Guild during the companion competition – the All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition. A wide range of work is presented, portraying the pluralistic nature of artists working in South Florida

today. This exhibition of this museum affiliate organization pays tribute to the level of artistic excellence existing in this state and showcases its membership’s depth of talent. Dr. Carol Damian is professor of art history in the School of Art and Art History and the director and chief curator of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University. The Artists’ Guild is an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Guild is an exciting, active organization of artists, art lovers, and supporters of the arts. Its goals are to support the mission of the Museum and provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and to provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art. The Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, is open Tuesday Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon – 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens (65 and older), $4 per person for group tours and $4 for students. For more information call 561.392.2500 or visit http:// w w w. b o c a m u s e u m . o rg / <http://www.bocamuseum. org/> .

Intentional Moms host annual luncheon at Polo Club of Boca Raton Story, photos by Barbara McCormick BOCA RATON – More than 250 members and friends attended the annual luncheon of Intentional Moms (im!) celebrated at the elegant Polo Club in Boca Raton. Intentional Moms is a national organization dedicated to equipping and educating mothers of all ages and stages of parenthood. Tiffany Hickem welcomed everyone to the luncheon and introduced her mother, Catherine Hickem, LCSW, founder, author, teacher, and

the keynote speaker for the afternoon affair. “All of us will leave a legacy,” said Mrs. Hickem. “The question becomes, what will that legacy be? It isn’t how we begin that matters. It is how we finish that will set into our place the heritage we will leave our children.” “With the love, help and encouragement given to me by Intentional Moms, I now feel like everyday is Mother’s Day for me” someone in the crowd said. Jeanette Lewis and Hilary Lynch served as luncheon chairs, assisted by board

members: Lynn Fisher, Paula Martinez, Fitz Carty, Natalie Little, Jackie Perez and Holly Schuttler. Included in the planning were Funding Advisory Council Members Alyce Erickson, Jerilyn Ewton and Dorinda Spahr. Sponsors included: Platinum level-Tandy Robinson, Silver level—J.D. Gilbert & Co., Deerfield Beach; Cinnamin O’Shell Turk, CPA, Delray Beach; Underwriters--Floridian Community Bank; Multi Image Group and Boca Color Graphics. For more information, visit

Shown from left are Stacia Smith, Lynn Fisher, Katy Mills, Betty Brito and Cynthia Seely.

From left are Dorinda Spahr, Hilary Lynch, Jeanette Lewis, Catherine Hickem, Jerilyn Ewton and Holly Schuttler.

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Attending the Intentional Moms luncheon are, from left, Nadine Assaf, Kathy Assaf and Tandy Robinson.

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Bevy of restaurant openings lets Boca revelers eat, drink and be merry

New RACKS restaurant in Mizner Park.

The bright lights, the big city – the breast implants. The summer social season in Boca Raton is glitzing, awash in mini sliders, mozzarella cheese balls and pizza. And restaurant openings. In just the past week two popular restaurants were reincarnated from the ghost of their past. Saturday night, the lights went back on at the former Pranzo in Mizner Park. This new restaurant (called RACKS) is classier and clearly more comfortable than the frigid noisy Pranzo. Owner Gary Rack (who also owns Table 42) is the brains behind this new Mizner haunt. And to celebrate its five-star renovation (to the tune of $4 million) the place was jumping with a collection of beauti-

ful people and mini-sized portions of things to come (food wise). There were mini grilled cheese sandwiches, miso sea bass wraps, Buffalo calamari, chicken wings and pizza. The sparkling wine flowed and the crowd seemed to multiply within minutes of the official pre-official opening (there was an outside courtyard serving food and drinks to those who could brave the heat). The guest list included many familiar faces – Harvey Wachman, Steve Fox and his gal pal, Carrie Roman and singles guru Ann Rotman (and pals). Like many star spangled bashes in Boca Raton, the ratio of men to women was clearly a boon for men. I often wonder

Among those attending opening of VIVO Partenza were, from left, Amy Frisman Rosenthal, Lori Ludwig, Nicole Flier, Marla Reich.

if they clone beautiful women in the basement at these events, but then I remembered that hot Boca babes usually come out at night (like mosquitoes and bats). Over 1,200 people attended the lavish affair (about 900 were women) and everyone seemed pretty happy. “This restaurant is great and the food looks

RACKS owner Gary Rack

delicious,” said stunner Giselle Radice, a local optometrist. The exotic dark woods, classy chandeliers (one made of silverware) and intimate interior made up for the lack of testosterone. On Wednesday night, the former Bova Ristorante came back to life as Vivo Partenza. This glamorous sexy space is elegant, upbeat and comfortable in a California way. Tony and Laurie Bova wanted to continue doing what they do best - serving great Italian food in an upbeat friendly atmosphere. (VIVO means alive and lively in Italian). And they didn’t disappoint. The crowd was a wonderful mix of former Bova patrons and locals who wanted to ce-

Present at the opening of VIVO Partenza were Al Zucaro and Yvonne Boice.

lebrate this new hot spot. And, aside from the terrific food (there was Wild Scottish Salmon, French fries, meatballs, pizza and mozzarella balls) there were men. This abundance of testosterone was not on the press release (or on the menu) but it was a welcome sight. The guests happily munched on coin-sized cuisine and seemed to genuinely enjoy the company of such an eclectic classy crowd (that included Russell of, Douglas Heizer and the Boca Tribune gang, Marleen Forkas and a slew of other great folks). What’s it like to attend these events? It’s a lot of fun if you enjoy great people watching and sampling foods that often don’t declare their origin.

Large platters are passed around above eye level (if you’re short you’re at a disadvantage) and like any competitive sport you have to be in the right place at the right time. But, there was plenty of food and drink to go around at both events. “With this opening, we feel like we are coming home,” said Tony Bova. “As a family we are focusing on the things that have always been most important to us, which is making each and every guest feel they are part of our family every time they dine with us.” So there you have it. It’s time to get off the couch (turn off the news) and watch life unfold in its natural habitat while enjoying one of life’s greatest pleasures – food.


Skip Sheffield

Not all chairs are for sitting. Check out Boca Museum of Art exhibit N o , t h e y are not having a rummage Skip Sheffield sale at Boca Raton Museum of Art. That jumble of old chairs tethered together in the front window is a work of art called “Chairs Found and Fixed,” thank you. It is such a profound work that chief juror Linda Norden

judged it Best in Show for the 59th annual All-Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, running through Aug. 8. “The judge likes installations,” curatorial assistant Kelli Bodle explains helpfully. “George (Bolge, museum executive director) set it up. The original artist had it more spread out.” Spread out or bunched together, “Chairs Found” looks like a random collection of discarded chairs,

which it is, but the 32 chairs were collected at the behest of Kerry Phillips of Miami, who enlisted her neighbors to help her make a statement. That community spirit must have impressed Norden, a curator, writer and historian who was director of the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center’s James Gallery. Norden selected 92 works in all manner of media for this year’s show, and there is a

little something for everyone, from representational super-rea-listic to wild abstract expressionist. For the record, merit awards went to Roberta Schofield and Melissa Marrerro for their body of work and Noelle Mason for “Nothing Much Happened Today: For Eric and Dylan.” Also on display is the Biennial Exhibition of Boca Museum Artists Guild. This year’s juror is Dr. Carol Damien, who awarded

Exhibit, “Chairs Found and Fixed,” at Boca Museum of Art.

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Musician Tinsley Ellis performed at Boston’s on the Beach in Delray.

first place to Francene Levinson’s painstaking paper sculpture, “Rising.” Second place went to Lorraine Bader’s “Empress Cixi” collage, and third place went to Jerome Glickman’s painting “Rebirth of Creative Self.” Juror’s Recognition went

to Hanne Niederhausen’s “Gutenberg’s Notebook” and honorable mention went to Sally Cooper’s “La Mer” triptych painting. Admission is $8 adults, $6 seniors 65 and older and $4 students and groups. Call 561-392-

2500 or visit “Twilight,” “Last Airbenders” open The week’s big releases are “Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and “The Last of the Airbenders.” While “Twilight” will probably take in a load of money from loyal fans, I just don’t get the fascination with teenage vampires and werewolves, and at more than two hours in length, life is just too short. The same goes with the elemental fantasy of M. Night Shymalian’s latest attempt to enthrall us with science fiction. That leaves me with the Italian film “I Am Love;” a pretentious title if there ever was one. “I Am Love” is a labor of love for star Tilda Swinton, who also produced the film. Swinton is Emma, Russianborn head of the household of the wealthy Recchi family of Milan, Italy. Patriarch Edoardo Recci Sr. (Gabriele Ferzetti) is having a

Artist Guild member Francene Levinson’s paper sculpture, “Rising,” which won first place.

birthday, and he announces he is handing over the family textile business to his son Tancredi (Pippo Delbono), Emma’s husband. However, his grandson Edoardo Jr., called Edo (Flavio Parenti) will have joint control, while Edo’s brother Gianluca is left out of the deal. So far it doesn’t sound terribly interesting, and it is not. “I Am Love” is one of those self-consciously artsy films with beautiful setups and long silences, directed with gravity by Luca Guadagnino. There is intrigue in the Recchi clan, however. Emma’s daughter Betta has fallen in

love with a woman. More scandalous still, E-mma has fallen for Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini), Edo’s handsome chef friend who wants to start a restaurant with him. Trust Emma and Antonio to heat up the kitchen and bedroom, and expect more than consternation when Emma’s mother-in-law (the great Marisa Be-renson) finds out what she’s up to. So “I Am Love” is really about the breakup of a family Italian-style, with plenty of food, sex and nudity. If that appeals to you, I say bon appétit. July 4th Celebrations The cities of Boca Raton

and Delray Beach both held their big celebrations and fireworks displays this past weekend, but Boston’s on the Beach began its Independence Day festivities early on Friday, July 2, with the launch of its first “Red, White & Blues Festival,” which continued through Sunday, July 4. Friday’s headliner was St. Andrew’s School’s bestknown musician graduate, Tinsley Ellis. Tinsley is now an Alligator Records blues star. Opening for him was Boca’s own “Famous Frank” Ward and his Nucklebusters Blues Band. Saturday’s lineup included a number of local favorites, including Fort Lauderdale’s Shack Daddys and Delray Beach’s Fabulous Fleetwoods. Headliners were recording artists Bill “Sauce Boss”Wharton, Albert Castiglia and Elvin Bishop. Sunday’s event, free to all, included local favorites, rising stars JP Soars and the Red Hots and David Shelly and Bluestone.

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Hands Across the Sand

Grand Opening of Vivo Restaurant

From left to right - Richard Dimeola, Oleda Baker, Skip Sherfield and Maureen Kelly First place winner Francene Levinson with her first place work, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Risingâ&#x20AC;?

Right to Left. Joann Golden, Vice Mayor of Lake Worth, Renne Varella, Mayor of Lake Worth, Tom Warnke, Tom Remmel

Carol Fields of Raging Grannies

From left are second place winner Pio Roda, BMAG First Vice President with second place winner, Lorraine Bader

Bill Morgan, Donald Singer of Alliance for Retired Americans

From left to right - Pedro & Douglas Heizer, Diane Feen, Dini Heizer and Mark Kent Third place winner Jerome Glickman with BMAG President, Roni DiSabello

Crowds begin to form the line on the beach

From left to right - Barry and Joanne Epstein , Susan and Jeff Karsin

All Florida Merit Award Winner, Melissa Marrero See story and more photos in Community News on page 12.

The crowd join hands to oppose offshore drilling, and yes to clean energy. Photos by Donovan Ortega, See story on page 18

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Grand Opening of Vivo Restaurant continued from page 16

Boca Children’s Museum looks to past – and future – at anniversary event

Dylan Beaman offers Henrietta Countess de Hoernle a paper fan

From left are Andy Wiggins, VP of the Museum Board of Directors with Melissa Cavillos, Pedro Moran and Stephanie Moran.

Tony and Laurie Bova Emily Lilly, center, community resources specialist for the city of Boca Raton is shown with Courtney Quinn, seated left, Katlin Quinn seated right and Noah Rubin, rear. Shown from left at Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie, County Commissioner Steven Abrams, Poppi Mercier, executive director of the Children’s Museum; Henrietta Countess de Hoernle, a benefactor and City Councilwoman Constance Scott.

Poppi Mercier, executive director of the Children’s Museum

From left are Madelyn Savarick, Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie, Councilwoman Constance Scott, Beverly Raphael, Raphael Johnson, Commissioner Steven Abrams, Morris Robinson, Charlotte Robinson, Glen, Caroline and Kristin Calder.

Douglas Heizer and Shanna St. John

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Madelyn Savarick, a key contributor to the museum.

Will Mercier with Sarah Grant, in cat outfit. See story on page 11 in Community. See more phoPhotos by Barbara McCormick

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Symphony of the Americas & American Airlines present Summerfest 2010 Ft. Lauderdale’s Symphony of the Americas will host the Mont Blanc Chamber Orchestra from France, for its 2010 Summerfest, under the baton of the Symphony’s Artistic Director, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese. Orchestral concerts feature the music of Vivaldi, Paganini, Telemann, Sarasate, Brahms, Copland, and the American composer Arthur Foote, and Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, Artistic Director of the Mont Blanc Orchestra. Performances are highlighted by Hungarian violinist Laszlo Pap, and American flutist, Marilyn Maingart. Summerfest presented by American Airlines, annually hosts an acclaimed European chamber orchestra for one month of cultural exchange performances throughout Florida, Central and South America joined by selected members of the

Symphony of the Americas, and funded in part by the Broward Cultural Council. Symphony of the Americas is Broward’s only professional orchestra, and Broward Center for the Performing Arts is its performance home. Summerfest begins July 6 with nearly 25 performances throughout Florida and continuing with 2010 cultural exchange performances in Panama and Brazil. Activities include performances, master classes, and educational outreach, taking the masterful sounds of this great ensemble to audiences in corners of the world who have never before experienced the exhilaration of live performances of great composers. The Mont Blanc Chamber Orchestra, under its Artistic Director, Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, is renowned for its virtuosity and firstrate soloists. Situated at the crossroads of France,

Switzerland and Italy, if offers a cultural diversity that is of great advantage in its programs, which vary from the Baroque era to the 20th Century. “Musicians are remarkable soloists, and the orchestra was able, through its crystal-clear sound and alert interpretation, to transport us to distant horizons. The musical works were perfectly executed with unexpected fervor,” said Le Dauphiné Libéré, France “The Mont-Blanc Symphony Orchestra: more than just a discovery, a revelation…. dazzling virtuosity, all the soloists, without exception, demonstrated virtuosity and sensitivity to delight the public,” said Le Dauphiné Libéré, France Summerfest presented by American Airlines, is sponsored in part by Hyatt Regency Pier 66 -Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Sun-Sentinel, Wachovia, Royal Rent A Car, Broward Cultural Council & Board of County Commis-

The Mont Blanc Chamber Orchestra

Dr. James Brooks-Bruzzese Artistic Director

Marilyn Maingart - Principal Flutist

Summerfest 2010 - Europe

sioners. For further information, please contact the Symphony of the Americas office at 954-545-0088, or online at

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By Pastor Sandy

Learning From Ants

Proverbs 6:6-7 “Take a pany must have a plan lesson from the ants, you or else all their efforts are just useless activlazybones. Learn ity. At first glance from their ways it may appear that and become wise! ants are just running Though they have around in random no prince or govpatterns, but after ernor or ruler to close examination it make them work, they labor hard all Pr. Sandy becomes evident all summer, gathering food motion is measured and purposed. for the winter.” One of the marks of smart It becomes very evident people is that they seem that the reason they are to learn from everything... efficient is that they all success or failures; the participate. Even a casu“ups” or the “downs” of al observation reveals that life. These “bright” in- every ant is busy. They dividuals are even attune clearly work in harmony to the world around them and each ant is busy doand can extrapolate prin- ing what he is supposed to do. One of the reasons ciples from nature. Myrmecology is the study ants can get so much done of ants. And when we despite their size and such do take a look at them a small amount of time is we find out that they are because everyone is doquite amazing creatures, ing something. Someone and there is much wisdom put it this way “if everythat can be gained from one in the boat was busy rowing, they wouldn’t watching them. • There are over 10,000 have time (or the energy) to rock it.” different species of ants. • They are able to lift 20 Ants Teach Us About times their own body Partnership. “On their own, each ant’s weight. • Certain species build behavior is relatively usestructures 500 times their less, but when swarms of ants come together, the own height. • The brain of one ant has patterns optimize natu250,000 cells whereas the rally and allow them to human brain has 10,000 accomplish tasks that should be far beyond million brain cells. • Ants also have 2 stom- their reach. To the outside achs. One for storing up observer, their self-orgafood to share with others nizing efforts seem to be directed by some larger later, and one for itself. • The life expectancy of force or collective intellian ant is 45-60 days. Yet gence. Theirs is a society these tiny creatures ac- that is truly more than the complish much in their sum of its parts.” The ant colony is a comshort life-span. Ants Teach Us About munity. They build these colonies sometimes to a Our Purpose Every individual or com- depth of 35 feet below

the ground... like a city for ants. These structures are sometimes complex buildings with rooms for various activities. Each individual seems to understand that it is part of a greater whole and willingly cooperates for the good of the community. It is vital that humans understand that we must, as that great American statesman said, either “hang together or we will hang separately.” They also understand the necessity of cooperation.They share their food, their facilities, and even look after and take care of each other’s young. “Once upon a time there was a pig and a cow living together on a farm. The cow was popular while the pig was not. This puzzled the pig. “People speak warmly of your gentle nature and your sorrowful eyes,” the pig said to the cow. ’They think you’re generous because each day you give them milk and cream. But what about me? I’m going to give them everything I have. I’ll give bacon and ham. I’ll provide bristles for brushes. They’ll even pickle my feet! Yet no one likes me. Why is that?’” The cow replied, “Perhaps it is because I give while I’m still living.’” Pastor Sandy has ministered for 37 years in four different churches (Ambassador Baptist, Baptist Temple, Grace Baptist, Park Crest Baptist) in three differenct states (Michigan, Missouri, Florida). He has earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees and is presently completing his Doctoral Studies in Religious Education.

Mike Gora

A positive course correction now can lead humanity in a much better direction

From time to time, since and profit, can lead to a beginning to write this witch’s brew more dicolumn I have taken the sastrous than any war or liberty, to comment on atomic bomb. matters related to Played out to its the human condimost absurd, but tion not directly possible end, and related to matrigiven enough monial law. This time, the distant 5 a.m. at my comfuture will find puter is one of us loading our Mike Gora those times. children on space Always an avid ships much like reader, and movie buff, I the fictional father of Suhave enjoyed the science perman, Jor-El, on Krypfiction catastrophe genre. ton, in order to escape Some of my favorites in- Earth’s final chapter. clude “Fahrenheit 451” There is no cry here to by Ray Bradbury, “The “go green” to the extent Stand” by Stephen King, of crippling our economy “The Road” by Cormac nor progress, nor busiMcCarthy and recent ness small or large. There movie, “The Book of is no need to stop or stifle Eli.” innovation or our dreams, The destruction or near only to change them. destruction of the world There is a need for a has, for generations of course adjustment on fiction, been laid at the how we do what we are feet of war and the atomic destined to do by virtue bomb as our inevitable of our nature. No longer end, caused by politi- do we have the luxury of cal megalomaniacs of all acting like a two year old stripes. in tantrum to strike out in However, the ongoing en- any direction, which suits vironmental catastrophe us. caused by BP Oil and its All of us, from the man in sub-contractors leads me the street in front of the to believe that the human White House to the man race is perfectly capable in the White House, must of destroying our planet immediately insist on the without a shot being fired course correction in order in anger. to avoid what is foreshadIt appears that the cumu- owed today in the Gulf of lative effect of the best Mexico. and worst wishes, hopes, This course correction and dreams of the human must take all forms posrace, as we seek comfort sible to be successful.

No single course change, such as new stringent regulations, or promoting a “green” economy, will be a silver bullet. In order to preserve and protect Earth for generations from now, long after the birth of our grandchildren’s grandchildren, a sea change must be launched by our generation, pun intended. All must buy in to the evolving plan on every level, and stick with it, disregarding politics and other types of instant gratification. As in the geometry of astrophysics, a positive course correction now can lead us in a far better direction than we have the right to expect if we stay on our present course. While the exact course adjustments have to be left to the very politicians and entrepreneurs who have us where we are, we must send them a message that we are watching more carefully now that we have seen the light, and will no longer tolerate the nonsense we ignored in the past.

Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Specialization of The Florida Bar as a specialist in family and matrimonial law.

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New technology can give plastic surgery patients a look at how they will appear after procedure

Wave of Uncertainty Takes Toll on Market

By Dr. Daniel Man

Dear Dr. Man, I really within seconds how they want to get some plastic will look after their prosurgery done, but I want cedure. to see what I’m going to Sitting in front of the HD camera and touch look like before I screen, the patient commit to getting can take an active the surgery. Is part in defining there a way to do his or her look afthis? I’d like to ter any procedure, see how I would not necessarily look with different surgical. size implants and a few procedures Dr. Daniel Man New, proven, innovative technologies indone on my face. Since the inception of vented within the last sevmy advice column, I’ve eral years (some of them received so many letters by me) can show amazing and emails asking me the results, even without sursame question - is there a gery or anesthesia. Two way to see what I would of these include: The Skin look like if I had plastic Rejuvenation Peel SRsurgery? For the past 30 Päand CosManä. years, in both my every- As a plastic surgeon, day practice and while sculptor and painter, it conducting anti-aging re- was so very important to search, I have been on a me to find a visual tool quest to find the ultimate to create high confidence answer to one the most in patients and answer common questions that their questions. Now that patients are asking: ‘How I have this tool, I can sit will I look after the proce- with the patient in front of the screen and, together, dure?’ I’m happy to say that I’ve we agree on improvefinally found the answer - ments and avoid unnecinnovative software and essary anxiety and unanhigh-definition camera swered questions. In the that can show any patient next few months, I intend

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to proceed with creating and inventing software that will do imaging of the breasts, abdomen and other parts of the human body as well. Stay tuned! Dr. Daniel Man is a boardcertified plastic surgeon who has dedicated his life’s work to helping people look younger and improve their appearance through cosmetic surgery. He is a noted author, artist, inventor and educator. Dr. Man has been featured on major television networks, as well as national and local magazines and newspapers for his work as both a plastic surgeon and an artist.

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What hit the stock market? slows, there will be less That’s what investors are opportunity for U.S. asking after the recent de- companies to do busicline, which left the Dow ness there - whether it’s GM trying just barely over to sell cars or 10,000 and the M c D o n a l d ’s S&P 500 at 1,071 trying to sell - both breaking h a m b u rg e r s . significant hisThat’s exactly torical support what several levels. Merrill Lynch The stock maranalysts, reket had been in Terry Savage turning from a bullish uptrend since the Dow hit a low China in recent days, of 6,745 in March 2009. told investors - another The popular benchmark trigger for our stock had regained 80 percent of market selling. its losses, crossing above (SET ITAL) UNEM11,000, amid good corpo- PLOYMENT WORrate earnings reports and RIES. (END ITAL) The economic statistics point- weekly report on people signing up for first-time ing toward a recovery. There is no one answer to unemployment claims the cause of this decline. showed an unexpected Instead it is the cumulative jump of 25,000 - to effect of a laundry list of 471,000 people - after worries that roiled the mar- trending downward for kets. Here are a few of the several months. This increase triggers fears of key ingredients: (SET ITAL) The euro. a double-dip decline in (END ITAL) Although our the economy - and more stock market isn’t directly housing woes, since unlinked to the European employed people typicurrency, the decline of cally can’t make their the euro reflects increas- mortgage payments. ing global worries about (SET ITAL) FINANwhether that entire part of CIAL REFORM AND the world will sink into re- C O N G R E S S I O N A L cession, as it breaks its own ACTION. (END ITAL) charter to bail out weaker You may not have any nations like Greece, and sympathy for Wall Street potentially Spain and Por- and banks, but the prostugal. A European reces- pect of more regulation sion means less work for isn’t making them any U.S. companies doing more ready to lend their business there - and makes money to businesses or our goods more expensive individuals for mortgagfor Europeans to purchase. es. When the banks and That’s all bad for business brokers get scared, they pull back and hold onto profits. Adding to the bad news: a their cash. It’s not just report that the Fed is buy- the financial reform bill ing euros to bolster Eu- now headed to comprorope’s currency, sending mise negotiations that our good money after their caused the trembling on the Street. On Thursday, bad paper. (SET ITAL) China’s Weak- Rep. Sander Levin, Dness. (END ITAL) China Mich., introduced a bill has been trying to contain to raise taxes on multian inflationary boom by national companies (as a raising interest rates and punishment for shipping curtailing real estate lend- jobs overseas) and ining there. If its economy crease taxes on a barrel

of oil (to punish BP). All are shortsighted moves that hurt business - and thus impact the outlook for the stock market. The stock market hates uncertainty - about business, taxes and the economy. When the professional money managers get scared, they move into cash equivalents. There has been so much buying of U.S. Treasuries that the yield was pushed down to 3.21 percent. Commodities ranging from gold and metals to sugar and coffee also fell on worries of a global slowdown. And the VIX - the volatility index reflecting fear in the stock market - jumped 10 points, or 30 percent, to 45.79. The market is telling us that few are willing to buy stocks given all this uncertainty. When buyers disappear, prices fall. The big question is whether Thursday’s sharp drop is a sign of the market making a temporary bottom - or just starting a period of extended decline. The Savage Truth is: I don’t know, and neither does anyone else! But let me hasten to add that just when you’re ready to jettison your stocks and mutual funds, you’ll know the market is likely to turn up again. It always has. And that’s another Savage Truth. Terry Savage is a registered investment adviser and is on the board of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. She appears weekly on WMAQChannel 5’s 4:30 p.m. newscast.

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By Barry Epstein

• Due to his new duties in speaker at the 7:30 a.m. Afghanistan, Gen. David July 13 breakfast of the Petraeus has canWest Boca Chamber celled an appearof Commerce at the ance in Boca RaBoca Lago Counton next week. He try Club, sponsored had been schedby All Year Cooluled to speak at ing. Details at www. the Spanish River westbocachamber. Barry Epstein com. RSVP to info@ Church. • Lawton “Bud” Chiles, or candidate for governor, is call 561.482.9333. He planning 300 house par- was at the Hagen Ranch ties tuning in for BUD library in West Delray reLive - Across Florida’s cently to sign the condo Living Rooms on Mon- bill. day, July 12. Hosted by • WestPAC, the political 300 people, they are be- action committee of the ing asked to invite 10 West Boca Chamber of friends over to their Commerce, has endorsed homes for a get-to-know Lisa Small for Circuit “Bud” Chiles via private Court Judge and Lloyd live satellite webcast. If Comiter for County you are interested in be- Court Judge, according to ing a host, contact event Jeff Karsin, American Ficoordinator Ashley Chil- nancial Consultants, who es at 941.713.8707 or is chair of the WestPAC. email to chiles.ashley@ • Hurricane Wings and Grill, which opened in • Governor Charlie Crist the former Draft House is scheduled to be the in the Palms Plaza shop-

ping center on Powerline, south of Palmetto, is opening another location in the former Wings Plus in the Mission Bay shopping center on Glades and 441 in a few weeks. • Danielle Hartman is the new president of the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services. • James Gavrilos is the new executive director of Boca Helping Hands. Formerly the executive director of Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches, he replaces Linda Gove, who held the position for 3-1/2 years. Boca Helping Hands has five paid staffers and 300 volunteers. • Boca attorney Alan Kauffman, former Ambassador to the Bahamas. Ned Siegel and State Rep. Adam Hasner hosted a fundraiser for Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum, who is run-

ning for governor. It was held at Woodfield Country Club with more than 100 in attendance, • Wal-Mart was eyeing the Strikes bowling alley in Boca on Commercial Trail, but passed. Dick’s Sporting Goods may acquire the property. • On Thursday, July 15, from 6-8:30 p.m., is the 4th annual PR YAKYAK, co-hosted by the Gold Coast PR Council and PRSA-Palm Beach. This fun-raiser at Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel in Delray Beach is for PR, marketing & media pros, and will offer drinks, hors d’oeuvres, live music, a hot raffle, juicy industry gossip and more. The cost is only $20 for GCPRC and PRSA members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP at GCPRC@aol. com. • The new season of Florida Stage at their

new location in the Kravis Center starts July 17 with “Low Down Dirty Blues.” • Soroptimists of Boca Raton presents their 37th annual “Women of Distinction” Awards breakfast, Wednesday, October 13th from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Boca West Country Club. For an invitation, e-mail Mariela Montgomery, mariela. . Tickets are $45 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Barry Epstein, APR, is a public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce, with a weekly Internet television show on You can follow him on Facebook at or Twitter at CMe4PR@twitter. com. Fax items for the column to 561.451.0000 or email to:


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MarinaMax Welcomes to Jana!

Now just in town is Janaina Dib Pina, also known as Jana. Originally from Brazil, Jana has been in the United States for the past twelve years where she has built a professional career in Management of Sales and Financing. With an accomplished

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration, she has gotten the most of her degrees as a Business Manager for three stores of the largest boat retailer in the nation, MarineMax. She has worked most of her career in California, however this past month she was just transferred to MarineMax of Pompano Beach representing Sea Ray boats, where she is in charge of contracts, financing, coordinating delivery, registration and helping the sales team to achieve an outstanding

customer service. A professional fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and, of course, English, Jana is able to communicate and relate to diverse environments and people, making the purchase of a boat an easy, fun and affordable experience for everyone. MarineMax is not only known as the largest boat retailer but also as the ONLY one that offers free boating classes for men, women and even children. On top of that by buying a boat through one of their stores you

will also join them at their “getaways”, which are weekend trips to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Lake Boca and many other locations. The most recent event coming up is the famous Aquapalooza, the world’s largest boating event sponsored by Sea Ray. This party is celebrated on the 25th of July in 100 different parts of the nation. Last year they gathered 200 boats at Lake Boca, this year they are expecting even more boaters. Boating is a lifestyle and, with such outstanding professionals, this company will show you how it is done. Boating... where land ends, life begins!

Lew Roberts joins Tribune staff as ad director

Longtime advertising representative Lew Roberts has joined the staff of the Boca Raton Tribune as director of advertising sales. A native of Long Island, Roberts has spent 45 years in the advertising business, working for such media as Newsday, the Miami Herald, the Boca Raton News and the South Florida Media Group.

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Greater Boca Raton Chamber holds graduation for 2010 Leadership Boca class

What business are you in?

Nothing happens until somebody sells something

The Graduates of Leadership Boca Class of 2010 plus Chair Rob Rollins of The Beacon Group, Inc. and CoChair Jackie Reeves of BellRock Capital

Leadership Boca 2010 graduates Daniel Lustig of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, and Christopher Noe of the Office Depot Foundation BOCA RATON - The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce held its Leadership Boca 2010 graduation June 23 at the Boca Country Club. Members of the graduating class include: Luz Arguello, Comerica Bank; Carol Carlson, Workforce Alliance; Jonathan Claussen, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP; Sabrina Conte, Office Depot Foundation; Judith Coppola, Wyndham Hotel; Daniel Deien, Digital Aspect Productions; Robin Deyo, Cendyn; Firdaus Dotiwala, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce; Sharon Ellington, 4KIDS of South Florida; Mark Johnson, NCCI Holdings, Inc.; Mark Kormos, Boca Raton Community Hospital and Dick Lee, Keller Williams Realty. Also: Michael Luciano, Mercedes Benz of Delray; Daniel Lustig, Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC; Kacy Marshall, NCCI Holdings, Inc.; Deneen Morgia, SunTrust Bank; Christopher Noe, Office Depot Foundation; Gerald Ordoyne, NCCI Holdings, Inc.; Marsha Rimokh, Mathnasium of Boca Raton; Percy Rosemurgy, Rosemurgy Properties; Jason Roth, Kaufman Lynn, Inc.; Barbara Sageman, Digital Media Arts College; John Sena, The Sena Group; Tabitha Stambaugh, TD Bank, N.A.; Charles Tashjian, Comerica Bank; Laura Vann, Lynn University; Yanneth Villarreal, Wachovia Bank; Larry Wachtel, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Mike Zewe, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

Leadership Boca 2010 graduate Laura Vann and luncheon attendee Michelle Morris of Lynn University.

Leadership Boca 2010 Chair Rob Rollins of The Beacon Group, Inc., Co-Chair Jackie Reeves of BellRock Capital, 2010 Class President Marsha Rimokh of Mathnasium, and Troy M. McLellan, CCE, president and CEO of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Credit: Photos by Audra Hodges

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Let me first give credit to These business owners and Arthur “Red” Motley for managers may have product the phrase, “Nothing Hap- knowledge but are lacking pens until Somebody Sells in their ability to make the Something” that appeared sale. The business world in Parade Magazine in today is losing the per1930. It was true then and it sonal touch that is needed is true today; selling is the to close the sale. Too many foundation of any business. think that, ‘Selling is a Dirty Many businesses have Word’ (Sherman lost sight of the value & Perlman 2007). of ‘personal selling.’ Nothing could be Although we know further from the the importance that truth. advertising, public Personal selling relations and promois a key needed in tions play in a success- Gerald Sherman buyer/seller relaful business, sometimes we tionships in both businessforget that many sales are to-consumer and businesslost because the business to-business marketing. owner/manager does not Personal selling is and has understand the mechanics always been an important of actually making the ap- part in the mechanics of dopointment and then closing ing business. the sale. It is interesting to note that A neighbor of mine men- conditions and roles may tioned that he was able to have changed due to present save a substantial amount day technology, (Internet, on his insurance premiums blogs, and Social Media) (we both have similar cov- but the basic ingredient for erage). Naturally, I called success in the market place his representative and told -- personal selling -- has and him that I was very inter- never will change. ‘Personested. He asked me to send al Selling’ is developing and him copies of my policies. maintaining a close business However, I never had the relationship with the custime to send them to him. He tomer, where both customer never called to remind me to and salesperson trust and resend copies of the policies. spect each other, and where I guess he was waiting for the seller interacts for the me to make the move. So, purpose of continuing the nothing happened – I still relationship while obtaining have the same policies and a sale for the mutual benhe never made the sale. efit of both buyer and seller This is an example of some- (Sherman & Perlman 2007). thing that could have ben- Excerpts from the book, The efited both of us. I am not Real World Guide to Fashtalking about high pressure ion Selling & Management, tactics. I am not talking Gerald J. Sherman & Sar S. about the Willy Lomans of Perlman, Fairchild Publicathe world (the lead charac- tions, Division of Conde ter from “Death of a Sales- Nast, (2007). man”). My concern is with business owners/manag- Gerald J. Sherman of Sherers and their salespeople man & Perlman LLC. is a who do not have sufficient marketing and public relaknowledge and training in tions person and has written the selling process and who several books and articles are unable to recognize buy- on these subjects. ing signals.

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Tropical Updates Boca Raton: Prepared for Hurricane Season Alex, first hurricane of By Line: By Donovan Ortega Nicole Gasparri, program development manager for the city of Boca Raton, isn’t paying attention to the hurricane prognosticators. “Boca Raton prepares as if it is going to be a busy season every year. Our biggest concern is that since there has been no hurricane activity in the area since Wilma in 2005, people have become lackadaisical and will not be prepared.” Boca Raton learned from the power outages created

by Hurricane Wilma and has since invested in 30 generators to control the traffic lights and 10 trailer mounted generators to keep the city’s water supply flowing. There is also a new water and ice site established at the Spanish River Library just east of Military Trail. Even with all of Boca’s groundwork, there is only so much that the city can do to ensure safety. “What’s most important is that citizens take responsibility for their own well being. This involves protecting their homes, having enough food and

water for two weeks, maintaining generators, and, if the situation arises, evacuating,” says Gasparri. To learn more about evacuation zones, shelters, and preparation, visit the Boca Raton city website at www.

season makes landfall

Alex, the first storm of the 2010 hurricane season, made landfall on July 1st as a category 2 in Mexico. It caused severe damage and flooding in Playa Bay, a small town 22 miles from the city of Matamoros. Boca Raton--although experiencing an extremely rainy Fourth of July weekend--can be thankful that there are no hurricanes headed our way at the moment. There is a tropical wave moving west-northwest off the Yucatan Peninsula and rains are expected to hit Texas late in the week. It isn’t expected to develop into anything serious. Visit for your local hurricane update.

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By Mary Hunt

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How To Vacation Without Going Broke AgeLess BEAUTY AND HEALTH Dear Mary: We have a This strategy will require for your recent column large family, and we plan to planning and a little work. “8 Words That Changed A Healthy, Beautiful, Vibrant life… is take a road trip this summer But if everyone pitches in My Life.” I’m a prime exbecause it’s significantly to prepare and eat breakfast ample of what not to do yours for the taking. and lunch on the with money. A while back, cheaper than flying.

Dear Friend, Yes, I’m 75 and love it. But look all around you ...aging is NOT what it used to be. A few years ago, reaching age 50, once thought of as being old, became “a new beginning.” But, hold it…have you noticed what’s happening today to those hitting 60….70? For many, 70 is becoming “middle age,” and they are having the time of their healthy lives. Some even start another career and do things their parents never dreamed of doing at that age! And, if you are young, this is your wakeup call to know that you can stay youthful and healthy all your life by using preventive methods… the earlier you start the better. This column is about taking charge of your life…preventing health and beauty problems before they begin. Or, if you have neglected parts of your body, what you can do about it now. There is one rule... YOU must take charge. Did you know that a longterm scientific study of identical twins proved that our genes account for only

30% of the aging process, while the primary influences on showing our age are lifestyle and environment? Of course, your genes are very important, but they are not as influential as you might have assumed. You can take this to the bank: If you’re fortunate enough to have avoided inheriting major diseasecausing DNA, like the majority of us, you have 70% control over how you age. So you must not just sit back and allow whatever happens to happen; you need to take charge. Believe me, it’s worth it…I always have in mind that it takes a lot less money and time to “prevent” than to “fix.” Mother Nature cannot be trusted and TIME is NOT on our side. Never before has scientific and medical research made it so easy to stay healthy, younglooking and vital as we grow older – to remain beautiful and glamorous throughout all of life. If 70 is now becoming middle age, we should

be able to live beyond 100 active years, and, as modern medicine progresses, perhaps even as long as 125. You don’t want to live to be a feeble 100 -125 years old, you say? How about just a very healthy, beautiful 95-year-old? Even with all the advances in science and medical research, none of us can assume that a long, healthy lifespan is a given. Each of us must assume the day-to-day responsibility that ensures a flexible, healthy body with lots of energy, youthful skin and hair, and the ability to help prevent illness. Medical breakthroughs, past and future, are only part of the journey toward your very own long, healthy, beautiful life. You must step up and help yourself. No one else can or will do it for you. See you next time. Love, Oleda Oleda Baker, now 75, began her career as a high fashion model with the prestigious Wilhelmina Model Agency, based in New York City and doing print and TV assignments in New York and Europe. She has written ten books on beauty, diet and health.

We often are tempted to spend a lot on eating out when we take road trips, as we cannot bring the kitchen with us. What suggestions do you have for families going on short or extended road trips to keep the food budget down? Robert S., California Dear Robert: You can’t bring the kitchen, but a nice big cooler will be a must. First, set a budget for how much you will spend on food per day. Then stick to it. Visit groceries along the way to fill the cooler with snacks, beverages and lunch for the day. It won’t be as cheap as eating at home, but it will be cheaper than eating all of your meals out. Then book your overnight stays in hotels, such as Homewood Suites, where hot breakfast is included in the price of the room every day of the week and a hot dinner is served Monday through Thursday. Other hotels, such as Country Inns & Suites, include kitchenettes, enabling you to prepare meals in your room.

cheap, you’ll be able to eat out for one meal a day while sticking to your budget. Dear Mary: My husband made really good money. Then BAM! He got sick last fall. Since then, he’s brought in only $500. We are almost four months late with our mortgage. We have been in contact with our lender, and I need to write a hardship letter to explain our situation. Do you have any suggestions on how to write a successful letter? - Cathy K., Montana Dear Cathy: Stick carefully to the facts. Keep your letter to one page. Be to the point and nonemotional. Make sure you have job titles correct and names spelled correctly. Once you’ve written the letter once, rewrite it, removing all unnecessary words. Make sure your grammar and spelling are impeccable. Once you have it perfect, print it, sign it and send it off. Good luck. Dear Mary: Thank you

I thought about the sorry state of our finances and tried to analyze what we did wrong. I came up with a question: What’s the difference between ambition and greed? I wanted the best schools for my kids, the bigger house, the better neighborhood, etc. It’s a no-win game because you never are satisfied. I found that I wasn’t ambitious; I was greedy. That ranks as one of the deadly sins! Your eight words, especially the last four, say it all: “Buy what you need; want what you have.” You cleared my mind and made my day. - June R., e-mail Dear June: Thanks for writing. I am humbled and also proud of you for getting it.

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Lake Worth Hundreds protest in Lake Worth against off shore drilling See photos in Spotlight on page 16.

By Donovan Ortega Crowds began to gather at 11 A.M. on Lake Worth Beach on June 26th to take part in Hands Across the Sand, a peaceful protest against offshore drilling. The movement began in Florida on February 13th of this year—before the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico—and united over 90 beaches across the state. It’s caught on quickly and Lake Worth is just one of the hundreds of beaches around the world in which protesters will join hands to form human chains of unity against off shore drilling. Surfriders, an environmental organization, pitched a tent at the base of the pier and people begin to swarm an enthusiastic Tom Remmel as he handed out petitions. “The oil spill was a wakeup call,” says Remmel, vice chair of Surfriders, “but we were aware of the horrible possibilities of offshore drilling before it. We had over 300 people out here in February, and we expect more than twice that number today.” Men lean on the railings at the bar of Benny’s on the Beach. They talk about the surf and the oil spill and watch the crowds grow below them. Protesters carrying signs begin to appear. One sign says, “Find help to end your addiction to oil,” and Carol Fields wears it proudly around her neck. She is part of the Raging Grannies, just one of the many organizations present that include Greenpeace, the

Sierra Club, and Compass. Bill Morgan holds a sign that says, “Boycott BP,” and he smiles widely as his picture is taken, encouraged by the crowd that is bottlenecking at the stairs and spilling out onto the beach. The line begins to form. It stretches to the north and south of the pier as participants look to their left and right, holding hands, not holding hands, clapping, laughing, and overall— having a good time. Barry Silver of the Environmental Coalition stalks the line with a mega-phone, shouting out encouragement, thanks, and direction. “This looks great,” Silver yells as he walks in the surf wearing white tennis shoes, “This line looks like it’s a mile long. Thanks for coming out! Now slide down a little. We want this line as long as possible.” The line grows. People who had planned on tanning are suddenly protesters, joining the line eagerly. A giant rainbow flag blows in the wind and is held by the Compass organization. “Look how far that line goes,” says Compass member Taylor Stevens as he looks down the beach, “ but I think that the more we become known and the more we become organized, we can stretch this whole coast. That’s what we need to do.” Read the complete story online

Delray Beach extends recreational hours at Pompey Park pool

The city has extended hours at Pompey Park Pool, 1101 NW 2nd Street, with “Summer Splash Nights” running through Aug. 15. In addition to its regular hours, this modern aquatic facility will welcome swimmers on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. Located adjacent to the Pompey Recreation Center, Pompey Park pool is staffed with American Red Cross certified lifeguards. The outdoor-heated/chilled main pool is 75 feet long, holds 220,558 gallons of water and accommodates 120 pool patrons. Also, it is equipped with a “Swim Lift” for transferring guests who need assistance in and out of the water. Three pool lanes are designated with tiled “marked” lines and wall darts for lap swimmers. In addition to the main pool, Pompey Park offers a toddler’s wading pool. Locker rooms are accessible with roll-in showers for all guests. Several programs are

available at the Pompey Park Pool for swimmers of all levels including Water Safety for Everyone, Shallow Water Exercise, Individual or Group Swim Lessons, the 50 Mile Swim Club and the Junior Lifeguard Program. Summer Splash hours are: Mondays – Pool closed. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays – 1 to 6 p.m. Daily admission (includes Summer Splash hours): Child (6-17 yrs) $1.07, Adult (18-54 yrs) $2.13, Seniors (55+) $1.07 Annual Pool Pass (includes Summer Splash hours): Child (6-17 yrs) $5.33, Adult (18-54 yrs) $63.90, Seniors (55+) $53.25. Annual pool fees are doubled for non-Delray residents. Infants 5 yrs and younger swim for free with paid admission or pool pass member (18+ yrs) For more information, contact Nina Salomon at (561) 243-7358.

Delray Beach children who do good deeds can get free popcorn The children of Delray Beach are busy doing good deeds in the community, thanks to a new program initiated by two local businesses. The Atlantique Café and The JYBAWorld Foundation have joined forces to encourage children to do good deeds and be rewarded by being given a bag of free popcorn. Children of all ages may participate, according to the program initiators. An official JYBAWorld Good Deed form may be picked up between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. seven days a week at The Atlantique Café, 777 Atlantic Avenue in the Atlantic Plaza. In addition, forms may be acquired at the Delray Beach Recreation Center at 802 Veterans Park, at any shop in the Atlantic Shopping Center, at the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce or at any participating Delray retail merchant. Because of the Chihuahua JYBA depicted on the The JYBAWorld Good Deed form, it is easy to spot and redeem. The purpose of the Good Deed for Popcorn initiative is to remind Delray families and children that doing something good for others helps both children and communities thrive, Atlantique Café owner, Dagmar Hejda explained. “As Delray business people, we want to inspire

children to think about doing good deeds and we want to let the children know that not only do their parents appreciate their kind acts, but the Delray community wants to acknowledge them as well.” Once a child performs a good deed and writes a brief description about it on the form, a parent verifies the completion of the deed by signing the form. The finished form may then be turned in at The Atlantique Café for a free bag of popcorn. Both Delray Beach business owners hope this program will spread and that many businesses will join as sponsors to reward children’s good deeds by offering something special in their store. “Children who are focused on helping others and go out of their way to do a good deed establish incredibly positive views of themselves and the world,” JYBAWorld founder Ilonka Harezi points out, “As Whitney Houston’s song ‘Greatest Love of All’ says so profoundly, ‘I believe the children are our future, Teach them well and let them lead the way, Show them all the beauty they possess inside, Give them a sense of pride…’ Read the complete story online

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Reese is a Dashshund who longs for a home of his own

Story, photo by Pam D’Addio BOCA RATON - Hi, I’m Reese! Yummy, aren’t I? I’m a neutered male Dachshund, a year-and-a-half old, weighing about 20 pounds. I came to Tri County with an injury to my face and jaw, but I’m feeling much better now and I’m ready to leave those bad memories behind me. I deserve the good life, so if you’ve got A/C and lots of treats, we may be a match made in heaven. I’m a happy and outgoing guy and I like kids

and other dogs. Maybe cats, too, who knows? I KNOW you think I’m cute, so let’s meet and seal the deal. I’m available for adoption at Tri-County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adoption fees for companion animals are $110 and up. Animals are heartwormtested and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Included in the adoption fee is one year of free office visits to Regency Veterinary Clinic. Please visit us to find a lost pet or to consider adding a shelter dog or cat to your family. We have puppies and kittens, too! Call (561) 482-8110 or view many of our available animals and volunteer opportunities at: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at ‘TriCounty Humane’.

Charlie is a one year old playful, loveable basset hound. His owners adopted him when he was seven months old from a family who kept him outside in a cage all day and never looked after him. His current owners have a five year old girl that absolutely loves Charlie, because he reminds her of her first dog, also named Char-

lie, who ran away. Despite his chronic leg pain, Charlie likes to run around while playing with his favorite toy, a pink long plush squeaky dog, or chasing the other family animals, a

cat named Amarillo and a Chow and German Shepherd mix named Pistol.

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Dunga Gets Red Card. No The Kings of South Beach Longer Coach of The Seleçao. CRANK UP THE HEAT By Pedro Heizer

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Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade will join forces in south beach to create what has been named the “South Beach Superteam”. No one ever expected Wade to leave his beloved HEAT, but in the past few days it became a little of a scare when Wade met with Chicago twice and was talking about free agency. But, now all HEAT fans can sleep better tonight knowing that our superstar is back in Miami for at least another 5 years with his new buddy Chris Bosh. When asked about what the dynamic duo will do for Miami bosh simply smiled and said “We are going to bring winning to Miami” Simply put, Pat Riley is a complete genius. Back in the 2003 Draft, Riley wanted Bosh but the Raptors took him with the 4th pick, leaving Miami and its 5th pick going to the future MVP Dwyane Wade. Now, Seven years later, Riley gets his cake and eats it too. With the 4th and 5th pick of that star studded NBA Draft class playing for his team. Both players were all smiles at their collective interview they held on Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 on Sportscenter. Both players seemed ecstatic to be playing together. From the begging, Wade and Bosh made it clear that they were not in this for the money. “We’ve wanted to play with each other and we have a golden opportuni-

ty to do that. We’re going to take advantage of it,” Bosh said on SportsCenter. Wade said it was difficult to turn down a return to his hometown Chicago. But in the end, an opportunity to play with Bosh and build a title contender in Miami won out over his desire to play for Chicago, he said. “Now we can get on the pace of building a championship,” Wade said. Earlier in the week, the Raptors were interested in only doing a sign-andtrade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bosh though, denied the trade saying he didn’t’ want to play in Cleveland. When asked on Sportscenter about his decision, he said: “I wasn’t sure if LeBron was coming back [to Cleveland] and I just wanted to leave that decision up to him. I wanted to choose the best situation for me and my family and Miami was the best decision for me.” Let’s look into this deal a little deeper, what will

Wade gain from a pairing with Chris Bosh? Wade will gain a low post threat that Miami has been missing since the days of Alonzo and Shaq. Wade will gain a legitimate 2nd scoring option and a 20-10 per night guy, nothing but a win for Miami, Pat Riley, and Wade. What’s next for Miami? Well, assuming LeBron will not sign with Miami, Miami has the option of going after David Lee, Carlos Boozer, Raymond Felton, or even Derek Fisher. The ideal situation would be for Miami to sign a solid point guard (Fisher or Felton), and try to do a sign and trade with the Mavericks that would include Jermaine O’Neal, and Michael Beasley for their center Brandon Haywood. With that, Miami would have a solid center, power forward, shooting guard and point guard. With the entire NBA World raving about the Miami Heat, one only has to remember one thing, when the team was a 15-67 squad, the fans that still cheered and rooted for them were still there. Now, those fans are being repaid for 3 years of mediocrity. To all the new Miami Heat fans jumping on the bandwagon, get in quick because soon enough we are not going to accept you guys. And to us loyal, faithful fans of Heat Nation, we have been rewarded and now we can surely celebrate in south beach with some Coronas.

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Brought to you by Achei USA: The Brazilian Newspaper The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) did not even wait until the dust settled in the World Cup to dismiss the coach of the Brazilians. Dunga and his committee - including assistant Jorginho, the supervisor Americo Faria and the doctor Jose Luis Runco - are no longer head of the team. The official announcement of the firing was short and rude. ”The work that began back in August 2006 and finished with the elimination of Brazil’s World Cup in South Africa, the CBF anounces that the current coaching staff of the Brazilian team is no longer in power. The new coaching staff will be announced later this month” appeared on the website of the entity. Now the speculation will begin as to who will be the new occupant of one of the most important coaching positions in the world. Five names have been mumbled about: the favorites, because they

were already in this same situation in the past, are the coach of Atletico Mineiro, Vanderlei Luxemburgo, and newly hired coach of Palmeiras, Luiz Felipe Scolari. Also on the list are the coaches of Fluminense and Corinthians, Mano Menezes and Muricy Ramalho, respectively, and former player Leonardo, who coached Italy’s AC Milan last season. The choice of Leonardo does not seem absurd if fans remember that the president of CBF, Ricardo Teixeira, wants to promote the renewal of the team. Looking to the 2014 World Cup and the Olympics in 2016 - both competitions will be played in Brazil, thus, the contract would be the future coach of six years rather than the usual four. Dunga, the now former coach, was chosen to be the replacement for Carlos Alberto Parreira in August 2006, shortly after the failure of Brazil’s World Cup in Germany. The captain of the fourth championship in 1994, despite the disappointment in South

Africa, leaves office with a surplus: he won the titles of the 2007 Copa America and Confederations Cup 2009, and finished the qualifiers for the South American World Cup 2010 as leader. But the World Cup, which ultimately is what counts, Brazil was eliminated by the Netherlands in the quarterfinals. Hours before he was officially fired, Dunga went on to say, during his arrival in Porto Alegre on Sunday morning, that he would rest for a week or two and then later talk about his situation. The fans now wait anxiously, to see who will be the commander of the so dreamed sixth championship.

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FAU Athletics dedicates Wally Sanger Fans flood local bars for World Cup Owl Club center on Boca campus

Wally Sanger by the sign identifying the building named after him.

BOCA RATON - Florida Atlantic University’s athletics department recently hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication of the Wally Sanger Owl Club Center at its Boca Raton campus. The Owl Club Center is 3,000 square feet and will house the athletics marketing department, call center and ticket and development offices. The building was funded by a donation from Wally Sanger, a Palm Beach County entrepreneur and founder of Royal Concrete Concepts, Inc. Furniture for the Owl Club Center was donated by Joe Balistreri, FAU football founder and owner of Balistreri Realty, Inc. “Mr. Sanger’s kind donation has come at the best time,” said Craig Angelos, FAU’s director of athletics. “The center pro-

vides much-needed space for our growing department and is easily accessible for our most ardent supporters.” Located adjacent to the Tom Oxley Athletic Center, the Owl Club Center will offer a convenient, centralized location for athletics ticket sales, donations and marketing efforts. Patrons will be able to purchase tickets to FAU sporting events, make donations toward athletic scholarships, and provide support to any of FAU’s 18 varsity teams, as well as cheer and dance teams. In preparation for the planned FAU football stadium, the Owl Club Center will serve as a place for ticket buyers to view and purchase future seats, suites and club seating, and take advantage of stadium naming opportunities. The stadium will

FAU’s Athletics Director Craig Angelos welcomes the crowd.

be part of Innovation Village, which includes the Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center, the FAU campus recreation center, Innovation Village Apartments and retail space.

ball. The Owls are an NCAA Division I-A (FBS) institution and compete in the Sun Belt Conference in all but men’s soccer, which participates in the Mid America Conference. The Owls have been playing football since 2001 and have captured two bowl games. Cheer and dance are also part of the athle-tic department family and represent the University annually in competition and within the community. Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, it serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites.

Wall Sanger greets the crowd.

The Wally Sanger Owl Club Center was designed and constructed by Royal Concrete Concepts, Inc. In addition, FAU athletics is grateful to James Cummings Construction for their contribution as the project’s subcontractor. FAU Athletics is comprised of 18 intercollegiate teams involving 450 student athletes that compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track, and volley-

FAU hosts 10 colleges: Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.

By Donovan Ortega Television ratings have soared for the 2010 World Cup, prompting speculation that soccer in the United States may become an increasingly predominant force in the sporting landscape. The Nielson ratings for the United States’ first match against England were higher than the first four games of the NBA finals. An average of 11.1 million viewers watched the United States play their first three games, up 68 percent when compared to the 2006 World Cup. But putting the numbers aside, what was most impressive was the excitement and verve that surrounded the United States’ games. Fans showed up in droves around the country, filling up bars to capacity, wearing jerseys, dawning flags, tying red, white and blue ribbons in their hair, painting their faces, and, well—freaking out. America felt like England or France, a footballing nation. And Boca Raton was no exception. At WOW!ES, a sports bar off of Palmetto and Powerline, general manager Miguel Faget was surprised at the turn out from Americans. “It has been overwhelming. We were not expecting this big of a response, especially from American people,” said Faget, an Argentine American, “the environment was magical for the United States’

games. The vibe was amazing.” At Duffy’s on St. Andrews Blvd. the reaction was the same. General Manager Cecilio Barnes was ecstatic about the boon to business the World Cup has been. “Business has increased drastically. It has been a very good month,” said Barnes, “and the atmosphere was electric. The crowd would chant U.S.A. Everyone was going crazy.” But with the United States eliminated from the World Cup, interest has waned and it seems that America, while being captivated by soccer for short spurts, might be more patriotic than anything. “For America to become truly interested in soccer, it’s going to take more than the World Cup. Soccer needs more venues and events. It needs more promotion to keep it relevant,” said Barnes, “But I think the interest is there. We filled the restaurant in 15 minutes when the United States played. It would be a great opportunity to promote now to keep the momentum going.” Faget is more optimistic about soccer in America and feels that WOW!ES can tap into the market. “I think interest is definitely going to hold after the World Cup,” said Faget, “I think the MLS games are going to grow even more and we’re going to promote it.”

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The Future of the US National Soccer Team

By Pedro Heizer Some hail the US soccer team as the sleeping giant, which its future could well come in league with top football nations like Spain, Brazil and Argentina. At its present stage, USA Soccer Team is regarded as an underdog but it surely has the all important component that many of the great teams have… “Young talent”. The young talent is flourishing alright but it needs some time to reach its full potential. Bob Bradley has been able to mold the squad into a much better team than they were in the 2006 World Cup. As a coach he has been successful in getting the most and the best out of his team, more than any other coach in the past. Bradley has been very good in combining experience at the defense with the enthusiasm of the youth at the attack line. But there has been some talk that Bradley’s job is on the ropes after the early exit from the World Cup. But, I think that Bradley should have another shot at molding this team into a champion. Talking about young talent and experience, the US soccer team is blessed with

both. In Jozy Altidore, they have a powerful and agile forward who can rip the best of defenses apart and simply score at will as we saw in the Trinidad and Tobago game in which he scored a hat-trick. Don’t be too quick to judge this 20 year old phenomenon, just because he didn’t have A great World Cup like all were expecting, it doesn’t mean he won’t be back when he’s 24. He is already a fan favorite and will only get better with his experiences in Europe and grow to be one of the most lethal scorers in United States soccer history one day. Expect nothing but the best from Altidore when looking ahead to the 2014 World Cup. In the midfield, they have Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu and Freddy Adu, both who are overflowing with talent. And you can’t forget about the experienced veterans that may be able to be in the pitch for one more World Cup in 2014… Landon Donovan is only 28 and in his prime and by 2014 he will be 32 years of age. At 32, Donovan will not be the scorer he is today, nor will he be the agile midfielder we have all grown to love,

but he will bring something to the table that only he can bring; Experience. One can’t forget about Clint Dempsey, the attacking midfielder that

is only 27 years old and will only be 31 in 2014. He and Donovan are the ones that can bring the experience swagger to a very good United States team. As they hope to build on their disappointing loss to Ghana in the 2010 World Cup. Yes, this is all hypothetically speaking of course because you never know what can happen to one of them, much like what happened to David Beckham, Donovan or Dempsey can get hurt right before the World Cup and never play again. But, if Donovan and Dempsey take care of themselves, they definitely have one more World Cup under their belts. The young of today are the future of tomorrow, and the more talented the young are, the better are the future prospects. The present US soccer team is young, talented and enthusiastic and could be a force in international soccer in the future.

World Cup Fans at WOW!ES

Stephanie Fischer, Jackie Fischer, miguel Faget, manager at WOW!ES

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Patricia and Charles Vasquez watch the Uruguay vs. Ghana soccer game at WOW!ES.

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