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1. Contemporary ‘Alice in Wonderland’ tale takes delightful Burtonesque twist 2. Miami Dolphins to kick off season with pep rally Thursday at Amphitheater in Boca 3. Founder of Boca Raton Regional Hospital celebrates 80th birthday 4. Delray Beach Playhouse opens 64th season with production of ‘Any Wednesday’ 5. It’s first and goal for new football stadium at Florida Atlantic University

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- Filipino American History Month

Jefferson Davis had big plans for when the Confederacy sent the Yankees running. In particular, he laid out plans to conquer Mexico, Cuba and Brazil. The South had seen expansion southward as a way to compensate for non-slave expansion to the west. During the war itself, the Confederacy sent agents to destabilize Mexico by fomenting revolution, and after the war, thousands of die-hards fled to Brazil, which still had slavery.

- National Arts & Humanities Month

What company encourages tourists to visit Chocolate World in Pennsylvania? A) Cadbury B) Hershey C) Mars D) Nestle

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Families of two Lynn earthquake victims Palm Beach County dedicates bridge to donate funds for 2011 service, studies community leader Herman C. McCray Jr. BOCA RATON - Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti that took the lives of two Lynn University professors and four students, the parents and families of those lost wanted to help other students who shared their loved ones’ passion for helping others. All the families have established ways to honor their daughters, and the Crispinellis and Gianacacis created funds that will begin to help Lynn students this year. In March 2010, Stephanie Crispinelli’s family created the Stephanie Crispinelli Endowed Memorial Scholarship to honor Steph’s life and love of education and service. The scholarship will be awarded to students who emulate Steph’s enthusiasm for reaching out to help others and commit themselves to responsible citizenship in the global society. The funds will provide tuition and travel assistance for selected students who wish to participate in humanitarian courses approved and sponsored by Lynn. As an endowed fund, this scholarship will live on in perpetuity. The first scholarship will be awarded in the 2010-2011 academic year. Christine Gianacaci’s parents, in honor of Christine’s life and love to help others, especially children, created the Christine Gianacaci Journey of Hope Award. This award will fund two students’ travel costs for the J-Term humanitarian mis-

sion trip. Lynn President Kevin Ross affirmed Lynn’s dedication to international travel and service. “I have been asked many times if we plan to carry on with our commitment to international education and send our students on service trips to other countries,” said Ross, “and my answer is a resounding yes.” Also in March 2010, the university established the Lynn University Global Citizenship Memorial Fund in memory of the faculty members and students who lost their lives in the earthquake while providing service and care to the people of Haiti. This fund will provide money for students to experience university-designed and approved educational and service opportunities which focus on communities in need at the international, national and local levels. The Crispinelli family has also established the Stephanie Crispinelli Humanitarian Fund to continue Steph’s dream of helping the poor and underprivileged. Their goal is to combat poverty by providing education to children in need. Early this summer, in partnership with Food for the Poor, they constructed an elementary school in Jamaica called “Steph’s Place,” which is currently providing an education for 87 students. Stephanie’s family hopes to have continued support so they are able to build a “Steph’s Place” an-

nually. For more information visit Christine Gianacaci’s parents, John and Jean, founded the Christine’s Hope for Kids Foundation, whose mission is to continue Christine’s spirit and loving qualities, to help less fortunate children and to support local community agencies in the U.S.A. that work with and benefit children. The foundation not only wants to raise money to support their mission, but it also wants to teach and communicate the idea that every person can make a difference each day by helping others and being kinder. Christine’s passion for helping children led her to participate in the Journey of Hope trips to Jamaica and Haiti. Christine’s Hope for Kids Foundation will provide the necessary funds to allow other Lynn students participating in service organizations and humanitarian classes who want to participate in these trips and have life-altering experiences while servicing others. The foundation has already helped more than 700 children and has donated over $50,000 that has allowed kids to go to summer camp, learn to swim, have a new pair of baseball shoes, filled backpacks with new school supplies or helped teens attend leadership conferences. For more information on Christine’s Hope for Kids Foundation, visit

The Palm Beach County Commission on Sept. 25 dedicated the Congress Avenue Bridge in Riviera Beach to community

leader Herman C. McCray Jr. Commissioners had voted in August to dedicate the bridge, which was requested by McCray’s family. The dedication honors McCray’s community leadership in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach. As the operator of McCray’s Barbeque Restaurant, he distributed dinners and other meals to the sick and shut-in, the

elderly, and the homeless. When he taught students of the Suncoast High Community School the art of establishing their own business, McCray encouraged the youth of the community to work for themselves as well as for others. He has been a driving force in the fight for civil and equal rights for all citizens. The dedication ceremony took place in the Palm Beach County Governmental Center in West Palm Beach.

Palm Tran announces new transportation disadvantaged bus fares

Beginning this month, the cost of Palm Tran’s Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) 31-day fixed-route bus pass has increased. The pass is currently sold to eligible customers for $5 and is available only to persons with a household income at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level. Effective October 1, persons with a household in-

come at or below 100 percent of the current federal poverty level started paying $10 for Palm Tran’s TD 31day bus pass. Those with a household income between 101-150 percent of the federal poverty level are paying $15. Customers must qualify to purchase the discounted TD bus pass by providing proof of household income and household size. This

information will be verified prior to certifying current customers or enrolling new customers in the TD program. This action was one of several recommended by the Palm Tran Service Board (PTSB) and approved by the Board of County Commissioners as part of the county’s budget reduction strategies. These actions resulted in no service discontinuation to Palm Tran’s fixed-route operation or loss of service to any Palm Tran Connection customer. For more information about the TD bus pass program, call Palm Tran Connection at 561-649-9838 or toll free at 877-870-9849.

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Radiologist at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Youngsters visit Boca Fire Rescue for lead author on new breast cancer study BOCA RATON- In a pros- mal cancer care decision or where timing of an MRI pective study published in by providing an unpre- due to menstrual cycle is National Fire Prevention the European Journal of Nu- cedented ability to distin- challenging. The next step clear Medicine and Molecu- guish between benign and is to understand how PEM Week safety lesson lar Imaging, researchers at malignant lesions, what and MRI compare when

BOCA RATON - Boca Raton Firefighters recently welcomed special visitors at Fire Station # 1 at 1151 North Federal Highway. The visit was in preparation for National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 3-9. Students from MECE Pre School and Kindergarten classes stopped by the station to learn about fire safety. The 5-year-old students learned to “Stop, Drop and Roll”, “Know Two Ways Out” and “Stay Low and Go”. Teachers, parents and students toured the fire station and were given a close-up look at the fire apparatus and medical unit. The highlight of the visit was when Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Neville showed the students that a firefighter looks different when they are fully dressed to fight a fire. “Although we look different, firefighters are your friends,” he said. Credit: Photos by Frank Correggio

Boca Raton Regional Hospital showed that Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) and breast MRI had comparably high ability to detect cancerous lesions. The prospective study enrolled 182 women with recent biopsy-proven primary breast cancer and also found that PEM was not impacted by menopausal status, breast density or hormone replacement therapy making PEM a valuable alternative. PEM scanners are high-resolution breast PET systems that show the location as well as the metabolic phase of a lesion. The metabolic view assists physicians to make the opti-

researchers term “specificity.” PEM is different than Xray mammography in that it is currently not used as a screening modality, but rather to confirm extent of disease in a patient already diagnosed with a primary breast cancer. “We were very pleased to find that PEM and MRI had comparable ability to detect cancerous lesions regardless of type or severity of the tumor,” said Kathy Schilling, MD, Boca Raton Regional Hospital radiologist and lead author on the study. “In addition, the data showed that PEM is a fantastic alternative for women with dense breasts

differentiating between benign and malignant suspicious lesions.” Results from a separate NIH-sponsored clinical study [NIH Grant 5R44CA103102], recently presented at the 2010 Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting, comparing PEM and breast MRI help answer Dr. Schilling’s question. The multisite study of hundreds of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer shows that PEM demonstrated a 6 percent improvement in specificity, ability to differentiate between malignant and benign lesions, suggesting that PEM may reduce unnecessary biop-

Boca beauty store armed robbery suspect nabbed in Toledo

Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Neville

From left are Driver Joe Ramsey, Firefighter Scott Kovi and Fire Captain Lange Jacobs

BOCA RATON - With help from police in Toledo, Ohio, Boca Raton authorities have located a suspect in connection with the Sept. 19 knifepoint robbery of a clerk at Sally’s Beauty Supply, 1950 NE 5th Avenue During the initial investigation, Boca Raton Police Detective Hanley circulated a photograph of the suspect, taken from surveillance video. A member of the Boca Raton Police Tactical Team saw the photograph and notified Detective Hanley that the suspect’s name was Toby Berry, 45, with no listed

address. The police officer had spoken to Berry Sept. 16 during a routine street encounter in the parking lot of the Fifth Avenue Shops. During that encounter, Berry had a gold and silver medium size folding pocketknife in his possession, and said he was staying with a friend at Boca Manor Apartments on North Federal Highway. Berry was arrested Sept. 27 in Toledo. Boca’s Public Information Officer Sandra Boonenberg said Detective Hanley filed for a warrant for Berry for the charge of robbery with a

deadly weapon. She said the investigation revealed that Berry had previously lived in Toledo, Ohio and still has family there. Detectives notified officials in Ohio that Berry might be heading to their jurisdiction. Berry was arrested in Toledo without incident. Boonenberg said Boca Raton detectives went to an apartment at Boca Manor and spoke with the resident, who said Berry had been staying with her for the past week. The resident identified Berry as the person in the surveillance video at the beauty store.

Kathy Schilling, MD, medical director, Breast Imaging and Intervention, at the Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness - The Center for Breast Care at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

sies. These results are particularly significant for women who cannot tolerate an MRI exam and require an alternate imaging tool. The study is slated for publication in the December issue of the journal Radiology.

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A gift for Gloria - $10 million for Boca Raton Regional Hospital Story, photos by Dale M. King BOCA RATON - Gloria Drummond celebrated her 80th birthday Sept. 30. And it was a heck of a birthday. Not only did hundreds of people turn out to honor the woman most responsible for organizing and leading the drive to create a hospital in Boca back in the 1960s, but local philanthropist Christine Lynn was on hand to donate $10 to BRRH in honor of Gloria Drummond. The crowd packed the lobby of the Harvey and Phyllis Sandler Pavilion in the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute of Boca Raton Regional Hospital to hear Lynn announce her donation. Officials from the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation said the donation will name the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The gift will be utilized to construct a new, state-ofthe-art facility for women’s services, creating an attractive and comfortable setting with an emphasis on clinical excellence, efficiency and privacy, said Jan Savarick, president of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation. “We are so appreciative of Christine’s generosity,” said Savarick. “This lead gift for the Women’s Health & Wellness Institute will further define the scope and impact of our women’s programs and help Boca Raton Regional Hospital fulfill its

Boca Raton Regional Hospital CEO Jerry Fedele, right, with Richard and Dotti Dufresne. Dottie is an administrative assistant in the volunteer office of the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League. Mayor Susan Whelchel with former hospital president, Steven Ladika.

Boca philanthropists Barbara and Richard Schmidt, who have given many donations to Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Gloria Drummond, seated left, with friends Elaine Johnson Wold, center, and Kristen Alley.

mission of providing advanced medical excellence to the women of South Florida. The gift launches a campaign to raise additional funds to support the services and technology of the Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute.” The transformational gift, they said, is an important step in the creation of a regional destination for women’s health services at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Institute will serve as a “centralized address” for women’s health care needs and information, providing a convenient one-stop shop for women, with coordinated access to the broad spec-

trum of services at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. A comprehensive array of integrated services will be specifically targeted to women as they pass through the continuum of health care issues during their lifetime, from reproductive years and maternity care through menopause and aging. According to HealthGrades®, the leading independent health care ratings organization, Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s women’s services are ranked in the top 5 percent nationwide for 2010, with advanced patient care, education, access to cutting

edge research and support groups. The Institute’s Center for Breast Care performs more than 90,000 detection and diagnostic procedures each year. Speaking at the podium, Lynn said her gift honors Drummond, founder of the hospital. “I know that Gloria shares my wish that women in our community be afforded the finest, most advanced health care,” Lynn said. “With the quality of our physicians, the superb staff and the dedication to emerging technology, the Institute will continue to make a significant difference in the lives of women throughout South Florida. I am so pleased to have my name associated with the Women’s Health

& Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.” Lynn is one of the nation’s leading philanthropists. Inspired by her late husband, entrepreneur and philanthropist Eugene M. Lynn, Christine E. Lynn’s legacy of support for the community began years ago, and she has generously contributed to causes throughout South Florida. A member of Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Board of Trustees, Lynn has made the hospital a priority and has played a significant and ongoing role in its success. Crowds flocked to a chair where Drummond was sitting, enjoying a piece of her birthday cake. In 1962, the Drummond’s

Christine Lynn, the Boca philanthropist who donated $10 million to Boca Raton Regional Hospital this week in honor of founder Gloria Drummond’s 80th birthday.

two children, Debra Ann and James Randall, died after drinking f1uid from a milk container that was later found to have been tainted with arsenic. The children died during the half-hour ride to the nearest hospital, Bethesda Memorial in Boynton Beach. The deaths led Drummond to spearhead a campaign to create the Debbie-Rand Foundation and, in turn, the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League, the fundraising arm of the foundation. She organized a group that raised money with numerous events and, in 1967, the non-profit Boca Raton Community Hospital opened, with 104 patient beds. At her party, Drummond offered tearful thanks to those who have supported the hospital through the years.

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Sheriff Ed Bieluch was a big man in many ways It was with no small amount of regret and sympathy that we said goodbye last week to former Palm Beach County Sheriff Ed Bieluch. At age 68 - young by most standards - the ex-lawman succumbed to cancer, certainly not an ending befitting a man who left the top law enforcement spot in the county to become an Anglican priest. I didn’t see Sheriff Bieluch much, but I do remember an afternoon some time ago when he and his fellow officers visited Boca Raton. As I recall, it was a habit of the sheriff to visit neighborhoods all over the county. When he was in

Boca, people came out to greet him. We all had to look up. Ed was a big, big, man, tall and imposing, typical of the traditional man with a mission to enforce the law. I remember that Ed and his officers passed out candy bars to the kids - not just any candy, but specially wrapped ones with the Palm Beach County Sheriff logo and information on the wrapping. As I recall, I left mine in the car, and went back later to find a melted chocolate puddle. Sheriff Ed yielded his seat to another wise and hardworking lawman, Ric Bradshaw. Both are fine examples of people who

have the safety of residents in mind. We’ll miss you, Ed, and we offer condolences to his family.

Changes at City Hall I was a little shocked the other day when I visited Boca Raton City Hall. Gone are the metal detector and the guards who used to issue passes to visitors. I did a little digging around and discovered that a lack of money in the budget forced the city to get rid of its security detail at City Hall. I remember when the officers first arrived. It was some time after both 9/11

and the anthrax scare in Boca Raton back in 2001. Because of the dual threat locally, Boca buttoned down its municipal government. It shut down the after-hours tax drop and the library book return. Everyone who came to City Hall had to get a pass. They used to be color-coded by floor. Now, visitors can say hello to a receptionist. No badges. No metal detector. Hopefully, there will be someone to maintain crowd control at meetings that become crowded. As I said in last week’s column, these are some of the things that are passing into history because of budget reductions.

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POSITIVE LIVING By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.

The People You Meet on Earth

By Douglas Heizer

Student athletes get plenty of coverage in the Boca Raton Tribune When we first sat down months ago to come up with a plan for the Boca Raton Tribune, we asked ourselves: what does the community want to read about? Lots of ideas came out of that session. Politics, meetings, the social scene, achievements, awards, city government and the like. But a subject everyone agreed on was student sports. So the Tribune is doing its best to cover Boca’s high schools sports teams. We are using student interns to cover games. In fact, in what is probably a first for a community paper, this week’s edition offers two stories about the Boca High-Olympic Heights football game - one story from the Boca High point of view, the other from the Heights. It may seem like a duplication, but each school has a story to tell. Each school has its own assessment of the team. And each school has its own heroes to honor. Both deserve notice.


Our desire to cover schools isn’t just restricted to sports. We are looking for news from all areas of Boca’s schools. We want to know what the clubs are doing, what the classes are studying and which students are thinking outside of the box with new and different ideas. Just think. The holidays are coming up, and that’s a perfect time to showcase schools. Undoubtedly, students will be making projects for Halloween, helping out in the community in advance of Thanksgiving and collecting gifts and cash for needy kids and families for Hanukkah and Christmas time. Send us your news. Send us your pictures. We can use them in the paper or online. Send them to new@bocaratontribune. com Actually, one seasonal event has already been held. The Boca Raton Historical Society held its Oktoberfest at the Count de Hoernle Pavilion (the former

FEC railroad station) on South Dixie Highway. There was plenty of German food and drink to go around. Historical Society members made big, fancy cakes and pastry for a bake sale and there was music by the Sheffield Brothers Band. Yes, that was the Tribune’s own entertainment guru, Skip Sheffield, performing with his brothers Richard and John, and keyboardist Mark Winans, providing music - not all of which was German. But they did offer a nice version of “Roll out the Barrel” that pleased the crowd. The Oktoberfest is actually a prelude to the Historical Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Boca Bacchanal scheduled for early next year. Watch for stories about all the upcoming events here in the Boca Raton Tribune, now being published weekly.

Humans are social creatures! All persons who occupy planet earth are thus interdependent. Even those whose personality causes them to prefer solitariness more than community, cannot advance in isolation from others. Individuals grow in families, in villages, in cities; they also meet neighbors, school mates, play mates, co-workers, and a multitude of those providing the services one needs and seeks, available in most societies. People cannot avoid people, even if they might opt for total distance from others. Human creatures, as social beings, are fully interdependent in life. And because each individual is unique, everyone has a contribution to make, and everybody can benefit from the opinions of others, the activities of others, even the mere presence of other fellow humans at certain life moments! Nevertheless, the very fact that persons are different, also brings its problems in human interaction. Some people are bossy, some in-

sist on their way in everything; there are liars, dishonest people, individuals on whom one cannot depend, even for the simplest promises they may make. This leaves you with a choice: you either cling to some people or you simply avoid them. Avoid unnecessary confrontations and futile disputes; go after more receptive people – those with whom a healthy interaction is possible and meaningful. The experience of any person with others is usually very similar when it occurs: some people are worth knowing more intimately, and the effort can be made to effect that reality. Some can be the object of our loving care and assistance without any fear of them taking undue advantage of us. A few will become peers on projects of common interest. No doubt, there will be those who become closer than a brother! But there are also persons to be avoided by all means: individuals whose values can become an embarrassment to us, persons whose

daily practice and reputation could easily mar our own if we became too close to them. Not to mention the brutish, the negative spirits, and the selfseeking men and women whose only agenda item is their own self! Indeed, any day or any year, the people you meet on earth will appear in different sizes and shapes, with open or hidden agendas, with good or evil intentions, eager to build you up, or drive you into nonproductivity, if not total failure. Jealousy, disloyalty, and other evil characteristics may dominate their outlook and practice! Your best choice is to cling to persons who will ensure mutual benefits (yours and theirs) in any association you establish with them. T.S. Eliot once declared that there are people with whom one speaks with difficulty, as there also are those with whom one speaks in vain. I would still add those with whom one speaks with difficulty at first, but also in vain, after all prior efforts. Avoid all these if you can!

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

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Boca Regional Hospital names ‘Partners in Pink’ honorees for Town Center Style show presented by JM Lexus

BOCA RATON - Boca Raton Regional Hospital has announced its “Partners in Pink” honorees that will be celebrated at the VIP charity reception kick-off to Town Center Style Presented by JM Lexus’ premier fall trends showcase on Friday, October 15. The “Partners in Pink” honorees are individuals and organizations which have made a difference by raising funds and generating awareness about breast cancer for Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s local Go Pink Challenge. The Challenge is a fundraising initiative to support the hospital’s Institute for Women’s Health & Wellness/Center for Breast Care. The honorees are: Alan Mitchell Eye Center, Alene Too, Bliss Designs, Inc., Bloomingdale’s Boca Raton, Blue Martini Boca Raton, Boca Grove Golf Tournament, Boca Raton High School Soccer Team, Boca Raton Observer magazine, Broward Preparatory School – PSTA, Cutting Edge Fitness, Level Five Fitness,

Marta I. Rendon, M.D., Michael’s Body Scene, Morgan and Friends, Nail Depot, Neiman Marcus at Boca Raton, Pink Ball, Power of Pink Luncheon, Regency Collection, Royal Palm Card Party, Sak’s Fifth Avenue Boca Raton, South Florida VIPs, St. Andrews Card Party, The Gym of Boca Raton, Think Pink Rocks, Tomasso’s Pizza, Woodfield Tennis Tournament and Zumba for a Cure. The early evening VIP reception will feature food and spirits courtesy of The Capital Grille, Legal Sea Foods, Stir Crazy, Pinon Grill (coming soon to Town Center) and Blue Martini. At the event, attendees will be encouraged to participate in a group “text to donate” campaign and will have an opportunity to purchase a signature event item – also to benefit the Center for Breast Care. Town Center Style Presented by JM Lexus, a new signature event, was designed with a touch of pink in honor of National Breast Cancer

Awareness Month and will deliver a snapshot of fashion and lifestyle trends. On Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17, various complimentary style, home décor, gourmet food and other live demonstrations by participating Town Center at Boca Raton retailers will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on a special pink-themed stage area in Center Court. Select retailers will also host instore events throughout the day including trunk shows, meet-and-greet with product/clothes experts, wine/ food tastings, giveaways, makeovers and more. Attendees can also expect an interactive take on trends from retailers such as Aveda, Crate & Barrel, The Capital Grille, Custo Barcelona, Godiva, Origins, Lilly Pulitzer, Pottery Barn, Rossi, Saks Fifth Avenue and WilliamsSonoma. Children will also have their chance to participate as they partake in pretzel-making workshops with Aunt Annie’s and a cake demonstration with A Passion for Pastry. Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan will be at Town Center at Boca Raton for this event. If you are interested in making an appointment for your annual mammogram on the MammoVan, call Ruth Acevedo at (561) 955-4325. For more information about Town Center Style Pre-

sented by JM Lexus, please call (561) 368-6000 or visit Town Center at Boca Raton features 220 specialty stores. It is owned by Simon Property Group and is located at 6000 Glades Road in Boca Raton. The Go Pink Challenge was created by the BRRH Foundation to raise public awareness and philanthropic support for the programmatic, technological, educational and research needs of Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Institute for Women’s Health & Wellness/Center for Breast Care. All proceeds from the Go Pink Challenge are used in the fight against breast cancer, right here in the community. BRRH’s primary goal is to reach out to women throughout South Florida to increase public awareness and community education about breast cancer prevention and the importance of annual screening. The Foundation’s annual “Go Pink” Luncheon is the Challenge’s signature event, reaching hundreds of women with educational information and philanthropic opportunities. In addition, individuals, businesses and community groups are joining in the Go Pink Challenge by hosting fundraising and awareness-raising events; the number of community-based events supporting the Challenge increases daily.

Author and narrator David McCullough to speak at Lynn as part of Dively lecture series

David McCullough

BOCA RATON - David McCullough, one of America’s most acclaimed authors, essayists and narrators, will be the keynote speaker at Lynn University’s Dively Frontiers in Globalization Lecture Series Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. He will review aspects of his various works and examine historical themes while relating them to current events. McCullough has been widely acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history,” and “a matchless writer.” In addition to his two Pulitzer prizes, in 2006 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. McCullough’s most recent book, 1776, was the number one New York Times national bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, with more than three million copies in print. His previous work, John Adams, remains one of the most critically acclaimed and widely read American

biographies of all time, and in 2008 was turned into a seven-part, awardwinning HBO mini-series produced by Tom Hanks and starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney. His work has been published in 10 languages and, in all, nearly 9 million copies are in print. None of his books has ever been out of print-a rare feat in publishing. His current project is a book about Americans in Paris. Tickets are $25 for the lecture. Order tickets online at 24 hours a day, any day of the week or order by phone at 561-237-9000, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In his career, McCullough has been an editor, essayist, teacher, lecturer and familiar presence on public television - as host of Smithsonian World and The American Experience and as narrator of numerous documentaries, including The Civil War. His is Continued on page 9

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New Boca Raton Symphonia Allegro Society raises awareness of city’s world-class orchestra

From left are Vivian Greene, Fran Kaye, Deborah Sokol, Mimi Sadler, Luz Aristizabal, Sonya Cremin.

BOCA RATON - The Boca Raton Symphonia announces the establishment of the Allegro Society, a women’s volunteer auxiliary group whose mission is to promote and broaden the Symphonia’s musical and cultural presence in South Florida to expand the Symphonia’s audience, visibility, and appeal. Recognized by critics as a gem of an orchestra, now in its sixth year, the mission of the Boca Raton Symphonia, Boca’s “world class orchestra,” is to perform and to make accessible classical music through concert performances and educational outreach programs featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists. The Allegro Society was conceived and founded through the dedication and passion for classical music from eight women: Sonya Cremin, Fran Kaye, Molly Foreman Kozel, Mimi Sadler, Marlene Samu-

els, Deborah Sokol, Edith Stein and Catherine Zieman. The groups’ objective was to generate expanding awareness of the Boca Raton Symphonia and its programs. It has evolved and grown into a larger volunteer auxiliary group of 35 women with new members joining as they hear about it. “Our goals are to develop liaisons within the community and build relations with other organizations and schools and to actively encourage support of classical music performances,” noted an Allegro Society founding member Deborah Sokol. “By working together, we can build a community enriched with artistic expression benefiting the lives of individuals, families, and students. Since its inception, the Allegro Society has assisted the Boca Raton Symphonia attain a record 450 subscriptions (670 households) for the 2010-2011 Connois-

seur Concert Series which will feature the orchestra’s new internationallyrenowned Principal Conductor and Piano Soloist Philippe Entremont, one of the most recorded artists of all time who has served as music director of Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, New Orleans Philharmonic, and the Denver Symphony. Also featured are accomplished Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Guest Conductor Gunther Schuller,

who has received two Guggenheim fellowships; and Guest Conductor David Commanday who has conducted the National Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, the American Symphony, the Louisville, Belgian Radio, and Vienna Pro Arte Orchestras, and the Seattle, Atlanta, and Richmond Symphonies. Concert soloists for this season include Itzhak Perlman protégé and cellist SuJin Lee, mezzo soprano Daniela Mack, violinist Ludwig Mueller, cellist Christophe Pantillon, and pianist Soyeon Lee. The society is also having its first fundraiser Nov. 12. The proceeds from the luncheon will go toward supporting the important Boca Symphonia educational and musical programming. For more information about the Boca Raton Symphonia, its Allegro Society, and sponsorship opportunities or to purchase subscriptions and individual concert performance tickets, visit www.bocasymphonia. org or call the Boca Raton Symphonia at 561-3763848.

David McCullough... also the narrator’s voice in the movie Seabiscuit. McCullough has won the prestigious Francis Parkman Prize, and for his work overall has been honored by the National Book Foundation Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award and the National Humanities Medal. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has received more than 40 honorary degrees. In the words of the citation accompanying McCullough’s honorary degree from his alma mater, Yale University, “As an historian, he paints with words, giving us pictures of the American people that live, breathe, and above all, confront the fundamental issues of courage, achievement and moral character.” McCullough’s other books include The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, The Path between the Seas, Mornings on Horseback, Brave Companions and Truman. Thanks to a grant from the

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George S. Dively Foundation, Lynn University brings to its campus outstanding individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in world markets. Fostering an educational tradition where students have a rich multicultural experience and develop global awareness in the heart of a dynamic urban community, the Dively series strengthens Lynn’s academic life through opportunities for dialogue and interaction between students, faculty and prominent speakers. The Dively Frontiers in Globalization Lecture Series is sponsored by Lynn University’s board of overseers and the R. A. Ritter Foundation. Guest lecturers have included Meet the Press host David Gregory, law professor Alan Dershowitz, columnist George F. Will, security and terrorism specialist Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, innovation guru Tom Kelley, and Presidential advisor David Gergen and television journalists Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Judy Woodruff, Ron Insana, Tucker Carlson and Soledad O’Brien.

Founders of the Allegro Society, from left, are Fran Kaye, Deborah Sokol, Sonya Cremin and Mimi Sadler. Not pictured are Molly Foreman Kozel, Marlene Samuels, Edith Stein, Catherine Zieman.

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Boca/Deerfield Soroptimist Club to host awards breakfast

Story, photos by Barbara McCormick

BOCA RATON - Soroptimist International of Boca Raton/ Deerfield Beach will host the Women of Distinction 37th Annual Awards Breakfast Wednesday, October 13 at the Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.. Thirty-plus area women will be recognized for their pro-

Shown from left are Helen Babione, Janice Williams, Jan Savarick and Kathy Adkins, Honorary Chair

From left are Mariela Montgomery, Co-Chair; Kathy Adkins, Honorary Chairperson; Kim Champion, Co-Chair and Lorry Herdeen, President.

fessionalism, leadership roles and commitment to their community. Kathy Adkins, an active member of many charitable organizations in Boca Raton, has been chosen Honorary Chair. Kim Champion and Mariela Montgomery will act

as Co-Chairs. Committee members include: Lorry Herdeen, President, Helen Babione, Maureen Burke, Cynthia Cummings, Marie Leible, Emily Lilly, Teri Martin, Pat Reed, Rhoda Rubin, Elke Schmidt, Connie Siskowski and Carmen Uceda

From left are Rosemary & Ben Krieger, Dr. Marta Rendon and Dr. Patricia Rooney

Official sponsors sharing the Platinum Level Commitment for 2010 are Dr. Marta Rendon, Boca Raton and Dr. Patricia Rooney, Fort Lauderdale. Proceeds from the event benefit local charities and Soroptimist projects. Club members strive to ad-

vance the needs and status of women and children. Tickets are $45 per person. For reservations and information call Mariela Montgomery at (561) 912-8181 or email

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Three associates from Boca Raton Congressional candidate West has floor treatment center will take on Sahara’s to himself at Federation ‘debate’ photo by talked to Klein’s campaign He said that when Klein heat to run in 150-mile ultra marathon Story, Dale M. King manager and received no took office in 2007, unBOCA RATON - Running a marathon is a tough enough task. But three people associa-ted with a Boca Raton-based addiction treatment center, Caron Renaissance, left Sept. 30 for Egypt to take part in a 150-mile ultra marathon in Africa’s Sahara Desert. During the race, they will be carrying all their provisions and camp items on their backs. On Sept. 30, the last day of National Addiction Recovery Month, Michael Herbert of Delray Beach and Afshin Karnama of Lake Worth, joined 57-year-old grandmother, Linda Quirk, in her Run7on7 mission to raise scholarship dollars for Caron Renaissance. Hebert is a member of Caron Renaissance’s clinical team. Karnama, a branch manager for PNC Bank, is a member of Caron Renaissance’s board of directors. Both men have volunteered to support Quirk, who is a fellow board member and parent of a Caron Renaissance alumnus. Caron is a nonprofit addiction treatment center that helps those affected by alcohol and drugs and their families begin a new life. Linda’s stepdaughter, Katherine, began her journey from methamphetamine addiction to recovery at Caron Renaissance in Florida, something Linda said she is forever grateful for. Herbert and Karnama are two of seven volunteers who have joined to run one of the four deserts with Linda. The volunteers were tasked to raise

a minimum of $5,000 for the scholarship fund and to train extremely hard to prepare for the journey ahead. Some have never run a half-marathon, let alone 150-miles. Those who want to track the runners can visit www. for additional background as well as facts about this race. The Sahara Desert is considered one of the world’s most amazing places. It’s the largest hot desert, stretching more than 5,000 kilometers across 13 countries. The course for the Sahara Race 2010 passes through the Valley of the Whales (locally known as Wadi El-Hitan). It is a UNESCO world heritage site which means that it is protected and not many people are permitted the opportunity to visit. Runners will literally be passing whale fossils and other sea life remains from more than 8,000 years ago. The race is divided into six sections. There are checkpoints approximately every 10 kilometers (six miles) where volunteers and a medical doctor are stationed to give water. Each checkpoint also has a tent providing shade. Course temperatures can reach as high as 50°C (122°F) - with lows of 10°C (50°F) at night. The terrain is largely sand - a mixture of soft sand and hard-packed sand as well as many sand dunes. Runners are required to bring a hydration system that is capable of carrying at least 2.5 liters of

Afshin Karnama

Michael Hebert

BOCA RATON -What the Federation of Boca Raton Homeowners Associations said would be a debate Oct. 5 between congressional candidates Ron Klein and Allen West turned out to be a one-man show. West had the floor all to himself, and used it to castigate Democratic incumbent Klein for what he called negative advertising that was annoying his family. He also said Klein’s policies are “destructive” to the nation. Klein, congressman from the 22nd District since 2006, and West, an Army colonel, faced each other in 2008, with Klein coming out the victor. The challenge will replay itself on Nov. 2. As to Klein’s presence at the debate, Melissa Silverman from his campaign office said the congressman had told the Federation a long time ago that he would be unable to attend. But Federation President Gene Folden said he had

specific word about the incumbent’s attendance. “I asked him to send someone else if the congressman could not come,” said Folden. No one from the Klein camp came. Folden said he was “not surprised” the incumbent didn’t show because Klein left early from a Federation-sponsored debate with West in 2008. As to Klein’s so-called negative ads, the Republican challenger said he was particularly miffed about a mailing “sent on the eve of Yom Kippur” that included West’s Social Security number and his wife’s employee ID. “He’s not talking about issues, he’s trying to destroy me.” Asked why he doesn’t respond to Klein’s barbs, West said, “That’s not what it’s all about. I want to get the message out. When people can’t stand on issues, they smear. I have more honor in my little toe than Ron Klein has in a lifetime. The campaign is not about this nasty stuff.”

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water. The standard water allocation is 1.5 liters at each checkpoint along the course and 4.5 liters at the final checkpoint of each stage (which is at camp), but it is possible that runners will be required to leave a checkpoint with up to 2.5 liters of water if the temperature is particularly hot. The runners will also be carrying sleeping bags.

Congressional hopeful Allen West addresses an audience at the Oct. 5 meeting of the Federation of Boca Raton Homeowners Associations.

employment was at about 4 percent. It has risen to nearly 10 percent nationally and about 13 percent in South Florida. “Ron Klein sits on the House Finance Committee under the tutelage of Barney Frank.” The GOP hopeful said “we need people in Washington who will stand up for fiscal stability.” He said the current administration seems to be trying to “demonize those who get out and work.” West added that the small business community will not hire more workers “until the economy is stable and predicable.” Taking Democrats to task for financial programs he said they have not worked, West noted: “The greatest stimulus package is putting dollars back in your pockets. That’s how to stimulate wealth.” Currently, he said, the ratio of pay in the public sector compared to the private sector is 2 to 1. He said the financial situation has created a boom in Washington where “you constantly see construction cranes. One of the [new buildings] is for the IRS and its new 16,000 IRS agents.” President Obama’s health care program, he said, has created 166 new government agencies and 11 new taxes. During his appearance, West received two standing ovations from the audience.

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Consequences of God

Sealing of divorce records not necessary in Florida to keep financial information hidden

By Pastor Sandy

(Part 2)

This is the second in a series considering the issue of “God.” We discussed previously that God was a primary, not a secondary issue. In essence, life cannot be lived in a state of suspended animation. When a crisis comes in one’s life, he either prays to God or he does not. He cannot remain suspended between two opposite opinions. Either there is a God or there is not. The necessity to act requires that a stand be taken. We were also very careful to point out the fact that attempting to study an incorporeal God by corporeal means was like trying to measure radioactivity with your pencil or pick up a phone signal with a fork... one doesn’t measure the other. L.S. Keyser once wrote: “Let us remember this fact: Human reason cannot prove the Christian faith to be true. It can only show it to be more reasonable than unbelief.” (A System of Christian Evidence, pg. 31). That being said, Be very clear we are not saying there is no evidence for God or faith! Harvey Everest said it well: “We cannot believe unless belief is more rational than unbelief. We cannot believe at will, arbitrarily, or against reason. Reason, meaning thereby the whole mental power for the ascertainment of truth, must be

our guide. No one insists upon this more earnestly than the defender of Christianity. Reason and faith are not antagonistic, but rather coadjutors. No faith is worthy unless it is justified by the severest use of reason.” (The Divine Demonstration, p.13) While I have no qualms about providing evidence for my faith, I am often amazed at how quickly and mindlessly we accept statements “as fact” when given from an atheistic or agnostic position. To be fair, we need to require the position of faith and non-faith to accept equal responsibility to produce evidence. You see, evidence does not necessarily prove. It constitutes proof only when the mind is open and honestly considers the evidence. Two boys had a contest to see who could scare the most rats out from under the barn. The first boy placed his friend on the opposite side of the barn, took a long pole and rattled it loudly beneath the barns. Rats scattered in every direction. The first boy called to his friend, “Did you see any rats?” “No,” he responded. How was that possible? The boy had seen rats running from every direction visible to anyone who would look. The boy ran around to see his friend with his eyes tightly

closed. He had seen no rats, not because there were no rats to see, but because he didn’t want to see them. Sometimes the evidence for God and faith is ineffective, not because there is no evidence, but because we are not willing to evaluate it with an open mind or we don’t like the philosophical implications if they are true. According to Homer Hailey (Evidence Quarterly, IV,1, 4) the acceptance of evidence depends upon five things: 1. The weight of the evidence 2. The clarity with which the evidence is presented 3. The honesty of the examiner 4. The logical ability of the hearer 5. The background prejudices of the hearer Over the next few weeks we will look at the scope of evidences which pertain to reality by reason of its factuality. We will try to distinguish between an hypothesis (preliminary idea about something); a theory (a hypothesis with sufficient supporting evidence); and a fact or law (a theory which has been demonstrated over and over again). Perhaps we will conclude, as Voltaire: “I shall always be convinced that a watch proves a watch-maker, and that a universe proves a God.”

Pastor Sandy Huntsman - Administrative Pastor Boca Glades Baptist Church 10101 Judge Winikoff Rd. Boca Raton, FL. 33428 -

By Mike Gora

Question: I have read articles in your newspaper, and others, over the last few years regarding a controversy over sealing files in divorce cases to prevent the publication of marital settlement agreements and other financial information in public court records. My wife and I are doing a good job in cooperatively working toward a fair settlement in our case that involves the division and distribution of about 36 million dollars of assets. We have houses in different states and countries and non-retirement and retirement assets in the stock market. Most of the assets were acquired during the marriage as we developed a wellknown nationwide business in which we both worked. The business sold for cash, creating a good deal of our present liquidity. We recently moved into South Florida where we are flying below the radar financially and would like to stay that way to avoid constant solicitation for one thing or another. Our lawyers tell us that Florida law makes it unlawful for a judge to grant an order sealing court files without filing a separate case to do so, and notifying newspapers. Is there any way around this problem? Answer: Recently it has

come to the attention of the Florida Supreme Court that existing rules governing the sealing of records by judges throughout Florida have been largely ignored in certain counties in South Florida. Many, but not all such incidents, involved financial records in divorce cases. The court asked the Florida Bar, through its Board of Governors and committee system, to review the existing rules and recommend changes. That process is well underway. The court sent a clear message to trial judges throughout Florida to apply strictly the current rules. Current rules appear to require notice to be given to newspapers in the event that a trial court has sealed a file, or plans to seal a file, and allow the newspapers the opportunity to go to a court of competent jurisdiction, a circuit court, to unseal the files, or stop the process. The changes will make it harder to seal files in Florida. However, before a litigant has to be concerned about the sealing of a court record, the record you want to remain private has to become part of a court file. Florida Circuit Court judges seem to have no problem in cooperating with attorneys in allowing agreements to keep certain financial information out of court files, to

maintain the confidentiality of client records. Marital settlement agreements often refer to “side letter agreements” which can hide the core financial agreements between the two of you. Financial affidavits are required to be exchanged and filed in all Florida divorce cases, except the simplest cases where no financial relief is being sought. Generally, at final hearings, in settled cases, the marital settlement agreement ending the case is filed in the court records. When asked, however, many judges are willing to waive the filing of these documents, in order to allow parties to maintain financial secrecy by agreement of the attorneys for the parties to maintain these financial documents in their office files, and not the court files. In a democratic and open society that cherishes freedom of the press, there is public purpose for open court files. There seems to be no particular public purpose to require civil litigants to open up their financial records to the general public merely to get divorced. Handled in the right way, it will not be necessary for you to seek the sealing of your court records, as the important documents will not be there.

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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ASK DR MAN By Dr. Daniel Man

It’s no joke. Tickle Lipo will give you a body worth smiling about Dear Dr. Man, My tennis partner told me got something called Tickle Lipo. Did I misunderstand her? Sounds strange. What is it? All I know is that she looks great. Answer: You heard correctly. Named for its slight “tickling” sensation, Tickle Lipo uses a specially designed cannula that produces a unique vibration referred to as “nutational motion.” This is what produces the sensation many patients report as a “tickling” sensation. Tickle Lipo differs from other methods of tumescent liposuction because the cannula is activated by air pressure, causing a whirling movement, infrasound and gentle vibrations referred to as “nutational” motion. This patented technique provides faster infiltration of the tumescent solution

– 25 percent faster than other liposuction technology, shortening the length of the procedure. A selection of specialized cannulas used in the Tickle Lipo technique allows the physician to better maneuver through fibrous or harder to reach areas of fat, enabling precise body contouring. The ease of maneuvering of the special cannula allows for high definition body sculpting. It is more effective and safer, removing deeper fat, as well as superficial fat lying just under the skin with ease. The benefits of Tickle Lipo are as follows: • Local anesthesia – Patients can be awake because general anesthesia is not needed. • No heat damage – less bruising. Unlike other liposuction techniques that

utilize the heat of laser or ultrasound energy, the surgical cannula used in Tickle Lipo stays cool, eliminating the risk of heat injury to tissue. • More precise/better results – Because of its ease of movement, Tickle Lipo is more precise. It can be used to safely and more effectively remove deeper fat pockets, as well as superficial fat, providing “high-definition” sculpting. • Cuts down on surgical time. Faster results – because there is less bruising and swelling, patients see results almost immediately. • Less downtime – patients recover faster. • Fat harvesting - The physician can also harvest the patient’s own fat, which is removed during liposuction, for use as a long lasting natural facial filler, instead of using synthetic injectables.

Dr. Daniel Man is a board-certified 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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Tropical Updates TROPICAL UPDATE By Jennifer Natalie Ortega

Enjoy the weather. It’s getting cool and dry in South Florida After the storm always comes the calm. The National Weather Service says the five-month rainy season has officially come to an end two weeks earlier than expected. Who would have known once tropical storm Nicole brushed through the region she would have brought in

a lasting cold front that’s delivering cooler, drier air for the entire South Florida area?. And Floridians have been raving about how beautiful the weather has been since the last tropical storm of September. It’s the beginning of October, and South Florida is

surely going to be feeling a bit cooler this Halloween. Those carved pumpkins that seem to last only a couple of days in humid, sticky South Florida might just last you a couple of weeks extra this spooky holiday. But for all you Floridians that actually use winter

wear as more than just fashion in South Florida due to the lack of cold season, don’t start whipping out your fuzzy boots and scarves yet! Temperatures are going to be kept in the low 80’s during the day and mid to low 70’s during the night, with nice cold breezes. Compared to cities like New York and Chicago, which right now are experiencing lows of 50’s and high 40’s, we are still keeping very warm in the southern region with our beach-ready temperatures. For all you winter lovers,

you might just be in for a treat this season. It’s predicted that by early November the region might start feeling its first cold conditions as more cold fronts start descending from Canada bringing cooler weather to Florida. As for now, a couple of possible tropical storms linger in the Caribbean. They appear to be taking a hard turn towards the northeast back into the open Atlantic, but they are no threat to Florida and are taying clear of the Bahamas. Although there’s no im-

mediate threat, we are still keeping our eyes wide open. Even though we’re in the late parts of hurricane season, it doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods. In October, we are still prone to potential hurricanes. Other than that, it’s smooth sailing! We’ll remain sunny and dry under a large area of high pressure as humidity and temperatures keep dropping. You don’t have to worry too much about rain, maybe a few local showers in the south region, but otherwise look forward to spending more time in the cool outdoors.

Jennifer Natalie Ortega is a recent FAU Journalism Graduate, interned with CBS 12 and NBC 6 in the Weather/News departments.

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7th Annual Go Pink Luncheon Benefiting the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital See this article on page 19


Lots of people will be wearing pink around the Pink City this month See this article on page 21


Like or unlike, “The Social Network” is one good movie See this article on page 20

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1- The Very Rev. Michael T. Driscoll, Susan Haynie, Helen Babione; 2- Flossy Keesely, Carol Wagman, Countess’sonin-law Richard (left) Countess’daughter (right) Carol Wagman; 3- Henrietta Countess de Hoernle waves to her guest from her royal throne; 4 - Councilwoman Susan Haynie, Countess, Councilman Anthony Majhess; 5 - Dale King - Editor Boca Raton Tribune, Countess de Hoernle, reading the special edition featuring the Countess’98th Birthday; 6- Jacob & Elizabeth Wald, assisted with unveiling; 7 - Will “Uncle Willie”Mercier, musician; 8 - Crystal Rigot, Estefania Reyes, student at St. Jude School, Patricia Ciasulli (long time friend of the Countess); 9- Penny Morey - Museum Board Chairwoman, Poppi Mercier - Children’s Museum Executive Director; 10 - Emily Lilly City of Boca Raton events specialist and Rebecca Coleman - Society Columnist - Boca Raton Tribune Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

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Boca Raton Historical Society celebrates Join Fran Drescher at the 7th Annual season with Oktoberfest Go Pink Luncheon

BOCA RATON - Beer, strudel, big chocolate cakes and wiener schnitzel were present in abundance at the Boca Raton Historical Society’s first Oktoberfest held Oct. 2 on the grounds in front of the De Horne Train Pavilion. It was the first such celebration for the organization whose main fundraiser is the Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction held annually in March. The event included a German food buffet and German beer, entertainment by the Sheffield Brothers Band and an old-fashioned bake sale.

Yvonne Boice welcomes visitors to the Oktoberfest

Joyce DeVita, a member of the Historical Society board, shows off the cake she made, which was among those sold at the bake sale.

Performing for the Oktoberfest crowd is the Sheffield Brothers Band - from left, Richard Sheffield on lead guitar, John Sheffield on drums, Skip Sheffield on bass & Mark Winans on keyboards.

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Jody Baade, a volunteer from the Junior League of Boca Raton, fills a mug of beer.

Historical Society President Debbie Abrams displays a yellow cake that was part of the bake sale.

County Commissioner Steven Abrams attended the Oktoberfest with his son, Arthur, 16.

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Benefiting the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and a nationally known genetic researcher, will be special guest speaker. Luncheon Committee Chair Patti Carpenter is assisted by Honorary Chairs Barbara Gutin, Jo Ann and Rose Proccaci, Thea Stoneman and Elaine J. Wold. Helen Babione reprises her role of Honorary Advisory to the Luncheon Committee. Behind the celebrity speaker, the fabulous Mercedes Benz of Delray Pink Daisy Pick Raffle, the delicious luncheon and the excitement-filled and very “pink” atmosphere, the Go Pink Luncheon is a serious fundraiser for a serious cause. One out of every three Fran Drescher women will be told she has cancer in her lifetime, and it “Cancer Schmancer.” able. All proceeds benefit is critically important that the Christine E. Lynn Wom- every woman to be aware, It’s the name of actress en’s Health & Wellness to be vigilant, and to be emFran Drescher’s best-selling Institute/Center for Breast powered to seek informabook about her experiences Care and the Lynn Cancer tion and help. as a cancer patient. You’ll Institute at Boca Raton Re- The Go Pink Luncheon be able to hear Fran tell her gional Hospital. is the signature event of story in person on October Luncheon attendees will the Go Pink Challenge, a 28th at the fabulous 7th An- be amused, amazed and community-based initiative nual Go Pink Luncheon at ultimately inspired by Dre- through which businesses the Boca Raton Resort & scher’s positive outlook and individuals hold a vaClub. Fran will make you and passionate advocacy riety of fund-raising events laugh, she’ll make you cry, for women’s health. Best to benefit the Hospital’s but if you don’t hurry and known for her role on the Center for Breast Care. The buy your table or tickets, ‘90s hit series “The Nan- Center is one of Florida’s you’ll miss out on what is ny,” Drescher was diag- leading breast cancer censure to be the biggest and nosed with cancer in 2000; ters, performing more than best Go Pink Luncheon she successfully underwent 90,000 diagnostic proceever! surgery and has been can- dures annually. South Florida’s premier cer free ever since. Today, For information, please event for women’s health Drescher is an outspoken contact Kimberly Read education and wellness, the advocate for cancer aware- at the Boca Raton RegioGo Pink Luncheon is an ness and early detection as nal Hospital Foundation, annual sell-out. Tickets are well as patient knowledge 561.955.4142 or kread@ priced at $125 and tables and empowerment. Louise, or visit www.brrh. and sponsorships are avail- Morrell, MD, medical di- com and click on the Founrector of the Lynn Women’s dation tab.

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Like or unlike, “The Social Network” is one good movie

Are you on Facebook? Many people are still holdouts, although FB claims a membership of 500 million and counting. “Social Network” will leave FB naysayers declaring “I told you so.” You could call “Social Network” the ultimate Revenge of the Nerd. That nerd is Mark Zuckerberg, played with prickly precision by Jesse Eisenberg. We meet Mark in the fall of 2003 at Harvard, where he is an undergraduate. Mark is dumped by his girlfriend Erica (Rooney Mara), who has had enough of his short attention span, social awkwardness and obsession with computer programs. Reeling from Erica’s rejection, Mark plays a cruel Internet prank that infuriates the female population of Harvard and crashes the university’s computer servers. Perversely, the handsome, identical Winklevoss twins (Cameron and Tyler, both played by Armie Hammer), who are in every way Mark’s opposite, are impressed with Mark’s programming genius, and ask him for some help with a social dating network for Harvard students. Mark accepts the challenge and goes one step further to create his own social network, which he calls The Facebook. He takes on as a partner his roommate

Eduardo Savererin (Andrew Garfield) a wealthy Cuban-American from Miami who puts up $1,000 as seed money. The Winklevoss twins, who epitomize the W.A.S.P. ideal, will spend the rest of the story using their wealth and privilege to force a legal judgment again Zuckerberg. As the film’s slogan goes, “You can’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies,” and Zuckerberg proceeds to wrong his best friends on his way to becoming the world’s youngest billionaire and worldwide cultural phenomenon. Based on Ben Mezrich’s

book “The Accidental Billionaires,” Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay is clever, suspenseful and ironically comic, with Eisenberg reciting complicated computer jargon with the speed of an auctioneer. Some of the choicest comedy comes via Justin Timberlake, who plays Napster founder Sean Parker. Mark clearly develops a man crush on Parker, who is Mark’s gregarious, cocaine-fueled, womanizing opposite. Parker was just another stepping stone for Mark, who can’t be bothered with the high life. This movie was directed by David Fincher (“The

Christopher Ryan and Cory English in “Young Frankenstein” at the Broward Center for the Arts.

Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) without any cooperation from Facebook or Mark Zuckerberg. Some have called it a hatchet job against Zuckerberg, but I don’t think so. If anything, it will only increase public admiration for the distant, mysterious Facebook creator. I don’t think it will change any minds about Facebook. There are plenty of people who couldn’t care less about what other people are doing, and there are even more who use it as a tool for their own self-promotion. So like it or unlike it, “The Social Network” is a heck of a good movie that should entertain even the worst skeptics. Four stars “Young Frankenstein” at Broward Center “Young Frankenstein,” based on the Mel Brooks comedy classic of the same name, has opened for a run through Sunday Oct, 17 at Broward Center for the Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $25-$69 and may be reserved by calling 954-462-0222 or visiting www. “Six degrees of Separation” at FAU Florida Atlantic University’s department of theater and dance presents John Guare’s “Six Degrees of Separation” through Oct. 10 in the Studio One Theater. General admission is $20 and students, staff and children are $12. Call 800-564-9539. “Ice Cream Social” at Lynn University Jan McArt’s Theatre Arts Guild presented its fifth annual “Ice Cream Social” Sunday, Oct. 3, starring Steve Ross and Barry Ingham as “Two Men About Town,” performing the music of Noel Coward, at Lynn University.

Preston Truman and Christopher Ryan in “Young Frankenstein” at the Broward Center for the Arts.

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REBECCA REPORTS By Rebecca Coleman

Lots of people will be wearing pink around the Pink City this month

It’s October and that means Pink Month. We’re going to be wearing it, walking it and rocking it for the next four weeks in an effort to stamp out breast cancer. In the four years I’ve been covering philanthropy in Boca Raton, I’ve watched Breast Cancer Awareness month events grow on an unimagined scale. This Saturday’s “Think Pink Rocks” concert line up is worthy of an MTV Awards Show. Founders Stephanie Robin, Elizabeth Welprin, Amy Seidman and Kathy Fleishman are celebrating their third annual benefit concert at Mizner Park with some of the top names in the music business. I remember my first Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s “Go Pink” Luncheon - 800 women crowded into the ballroom at Boca West wearing every shade of pink imaginable. I was wearing what has become an annual tradition - SAKS Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure fundraising T-shirt. The T-shirt is traditionally pink except the year superstar Karl Lagerfeld designed it in blue and red - obviously no one asked him why it wasn’t pink! This year we can rest easy. Donna Karan has designed a feminine pink rose design. The T-shirts are available for $35 from SAKS at Town Center. Talking of Town Center, I’ve been invited to be a judge for the Style Wars

competition on Oct.16, part of the weekend-long Town Center Style Event by JM Lexus. I’ll be joining local magazine editors and TV reporters judging talented design students’ fashion creations from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. They’ll be creating and then modeling their work live on the runway. My fellow Brit Simon Cowell of American Idol fame and fortune has given British judges a bad name. I hope I’m not booed! The Mizner Park Amphitheatre is being put to good use this month. After using our ears for “Think Pink Rocks,” we’ll be using our feet for the American Cancer Society’s annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. And here’s something hot off the press: Yes, there will be a Festival of the Arts BOCA next year! More in my next column.

What a difference three years makes. The Go Pink luncheon has moved to the Boca Resort & Club and over 1,000 women will be there and the star of the show will be “The Nanny” star Fran Drescher. At the time of writing there were still tickets available. I caught up with “Go Pink” chair Patti Carpenter at the March of Dimes Signature Chefs event and she told the luncheon has a wait list every year! Quite an achievement.

I’ll be there this year, wearing my T-shirt, counting the shades of Pink and praying that someone somewhere finds the cure-soon! And that is life in Boca…


Go Pink Luncheon Chair, Patti Carpenter (left) with friends Gerry Cafaro and Jean Grabill at the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Extravaganza.

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BARRY’S BUZZ By Barry Epstein

- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wear pink to show your support. - Elections are Nov. 2. You can vote absentee or early also. If you have any questions regarding election information, you can contact the Supervisor of Elections office in West Palm Beach by phone at 561-656-6500 or by email at or visit the website: - Office Depot headquarters has received gold-level certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system. - Congratulations to West Boca Boy Scout Zach Winograd on achieving Eagle Scout rank. - Congratulations to Boca resident Deborah Bernstein on winning Mrs. U.S. Continental title. - County Commissioner Steven L. Abrams announced that the Board approved a contract for the installation of new guardrails on numerous roads throughout Palm Beach County including along canals on Military Trail and in West Boca. In addition, the contractor is a Palm Beach County business with 100% of the work to be performed by them and their in-county subcontractors. “While cost is important in the bidding process, the county remains committed to hiring local businesses,” added Abrams. The project will also include the resetting of some existing rails. - Boca Raton Regional Hospital received a $10 million donation from Palm Beach

County philanthropist and businesswoman Christine E. Lynn to create a woman’s health center. The hospital board member’s gift established the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute. - The National Fire Prevention Association has declared October 3-9, 2010 as Fire Prevention Week. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Departments Community Education Section offers many programs to assist in remin-ding and teaching all of us what we can do to stay safe and avoid the dangers of fires that can threaten our families and our homes. For more information, you can either contact Fire Rescue’s Community Education Section at 561-616-7033 or visit their website: www. - The Department of Visual Arts and Art History at the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters invites you to the Florida Atlantic University Fine Arts Festival Saturday, October 9 through Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center and Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space, Boca Raton Campus, featuring art and design work by FAU students and professional artists. For more information, call 561.297.3871 or e-mail - Clive Cholerton, Artistic Director of the Caldwell theatre has a terrific line up for the season. First up, this Saturday Oct. 8 is Club Caldwell. Then the season opens with Vices: A Love Story from Nov. 7-Dec 12; Clybourne Park, Jan. 2-Feb.6; Next Fall, Feb. 20-Mar.27; and God of Carnage, April 10-May 14. Get your season tickets NOW! Call 877-245-7432 or visit www. Group rates are also available. - The Boca Raton Wine &

Food Festival: A Culinary Affair is Sunday, Oct. 10 from 5 pm to 10:30 p.m. “in the heart of Boca Raton”, on East Camino Real. Ticket prices include all wine and food tastings, 70 of South Florida’s’ top Chefs, celebrity Chefs, live entertainment, etc. Purchase tickets online at www. or call 338.7594. - Congressmen Ron Klein and Ted Deutch will “Report From Washington” at the October 12 second Tuesday breakfast of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce sponsored by Sachs Sax Caplan at Boca Lago Country Club. Costs and information is on RSVP to The October 28 network will be at Southwinds Golf Course and the Nov. 9 breakfast, sponsored by ebarbershop. com will feature noted political consultant and Lynn University professor Dr. Robert Watson on what the election results mean to us. The Soroptimist International of Boca Raton sponsors the 37th annual “Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast” on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010, 7:30am to 9:30am at Boca West Country Club. Tickets are $45. For further information, visit The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce second Thursday breakfast is Oct. 14 at the Country Club of Boca Raton. Details at www. or call 395.4433. Movies opening this week include Waiting for Superman, Let Me In, Secretariat, Life As We Know it, It’s Kind Of A Funny Story, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, My Soul To Take 3D, Never Let Me Go, Nowhere Boy and Buried.

Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce ( His website is


A test to measure your potential as a successful sales person In my last column, I discussed specific character traits and behavior patterns that I have found to be vital for success in sales. Here’s a test that you can use to evaluate your own success or that of your current or prospective sales people. However, other factors do enter into the equation, such as a person’s passion for sales and their ability to get along with people. This is a brief rundown of some of the characteristics to look for: Empathy: Putting yourself in the other person’s shoes. Ego Drive : Success driven and the ability to bounce back from failure. Appearance: Dress for success! Assertiveness: Enterprising, a go getter Integrity: Being ethical and telling it like it is! Creativity - Finding a new way or better way to do the job. Emotional Maturity: Never taking it personally. So let’s evaluate your potential: This exercise was devised

to identify the qualifications of candidates for sales positions. How do you rate against others in necessary selling characteristics? By rating yourself honestly on each of the criteria, you will gain an awareness of how you compare with successful practicing salespeople. In short, you will know whether a position in sales is right for you. To the right of each characteristic place a number which you feel best reflects the degree to which you possess each of these characteristics. Use the following scale: 5- possess to an extreme degree 4- possess to own satisfaction 3- possess to some extent 2-possess an insufficient amount 1- don’t possess at all 1. Empathy - (x5) =_____ 2. Ego Drive - (x4) = ____ 3. Appearance - (x1) = ___ 4. Assertiveness - (x4) = __ 5. Integrity - (x3) = _____ 6. Creativity - (x2) = _____ 7. Emotional Maturity - (x1)

= _____ Total _______ To determine your score: (1) Multiply your rating for each characteristic by the weighing factor alongside it in parentheses; (2) Add the resulting products to obtain your total Score. Apply the following ratings to your score; 90 - 100 = excellent sales potential 80 - 90 = good sales potential; some improvement needed 70 - 80 = satisfactory potential; need improvement through practice Under 70 = does not show adequate potential; needs considerate amount of work to master the selling process So there you have it! If you rate 70 and over you have the potential of being successful in the selling profession. Excerpts from the book, WOMANPOWER IN TEXTILE & APPAREL SALES, Jerry Sherman & Eric Hertz, Fairchild Publications, N.Y.

Gerald J. Sherman of Sherman & Perlman LLC is a marketing and public relations person and has written several books and articles on these subjects.

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The pessimism that prevails in this country is amazing. It is not the economical war that America is losing, it is the psychological one. Given the current movement towards globalization, the world as a whole must expect to undergo some changes. Every country will experi-

ence some economic fluctuation as it adapts. Much like plants, which grow stronger after pruning, our economy will emerge from this downturn more powerful than ever. The economy may seem bare at present, and without bloom it looks ugly, but soon we will bear witness to yet another American heyday - a golden age to rival all others. As George Friedman asserts in his recent book, The Next 100 Years: “The U.S. is a young and barbaric country,” and she is still in the process of maturation; balance and stability will come only with time. Though it may not seem like it, the U.S is on

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the brink of yet another boom of productivity and growth. The former economic boom, which took place in the final decade of the last century, occurred largely due to the public release of military technology, such as the internet, which revolutionized business management and boosted both productivity and revenues to unprecedented levels. Moreover, the end of the Cold War saved hundreds of billions of dollars, allowing the country to spend less as it made more. The resulting economic surge produced an ideal situation in the U.S. for some time. Unfortunately, no measures were taken to ensure that this

growth was maintained, and in the last year of the Clinton administration the country went into a rapid decline, with economic growth falling from almost 7% to around 1%. This situation was aggravated by the terrorist attacks of September 11, which exposed the deep hole in homeland security that had been caused by budget cuts in intelligence. To make matters worse, government agencies were downsized to compensate for the cost of wars, while other wars became necessary due to a lack of government intelligence! These are the costs of immaturity. While these issues must be taken seriously, they

do not have to alter the bigger picture: the U.S. is still the largest exporter in the world, and may even hope to double its exports within five years. Moreover, the U.S. has the largest expanse of arable land in the world (China’s, for example, constitutes only 9% of it), and it possesses the technological and defensive means to dominate the oceans entirely. Its defense budget is greater than that of all of the other countries in the world put together, and its GDI is larger than Britain and Germany combined; all of world’s trade routes could be under U.S. control. We should be aware, however, that this potential hege-

mony will be very difficult to maintain throughout the upcoming century. One of the challenges we will face, of course, is the declining population. We all know that the upkeep of a stable society is passed down through generations; the social security of one generation depends upon the contributions of another. As population decreases, this contribution decreases, causing major economical instability; therefore within another decade or so we will begin to encourage immigration – a process for which we will need to develop an aggressive and selective immigration policy. GermaContinued on page 25

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ny, for example, is now offering awards to companies that attract qualified immigrants. Technological and educational leadership are other challenges that lie ahead. If our schools are increasingly subjected to the tight-fisted tyranny of teachers’ unions, tomorrow’s Americans will not be able to respond to the technological challenges of a changing world. Without these tools, the U.S. will be condemned to failure. In the same vein, it would be extremely beneficial for the U.S. to welcome the wisdom of older nations: by encouraging qualified scholars and professionals from other cultures to join our ranks, the U.S. gains their perspective and experience without having to invest in their educations. This cuts costs, while increasing our chances of success as a young, leading nation. The U.S. has natural advantages: population, geography, military power and a strategic position to lead the world. No other nation or group of nations can compete with the U.S. in the coming decades, as long as it is governed with care. In short, the only real threat to the U.S.’s leadership this century is posed by the U.S. itself.

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Double-Dog Day Afternoon

There are all sorts of wonderful things to be said for having more than one dog. They can be friends. They can keep each other company. They won’t get lonely. They’ll wear each other out. Some of those things might even be true. But none of them trumps what Albert Einstein said: “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” Notwithstanding Octomom, there’s a reason why women have only one child at a time. And there’s a reason why nature built in a healthy nine months between them. Having two dogs in the house can be richly rewarding - if it’s done right. Going from no dogs to two dogs in one fell swoop is not doing it right. Bringing a dog into your house is a big responsibility. You have a new personality to get to know. You have things to learn about each other, things to teach each other, and you need time to bond. This is a oneon-one process. Having two dogs doesn’t change that. It just means you’ll have to devote more time in each

day to doing it - twice as much time. Dogs, like people, are individuals. They have their own personalities, their own likes and dislikes, their own way of relating, their own needs. Having two dogs doesn’t mean having two dogs that are exactly the same. That’s impossible. One of the problems that arise from getting more than one dog at the same time boils down to pecking order. Dogs are pack animals. It is the dog owner’s job to establish him or herself as the alpha. But many people fail to realize this or don’t know how to accomplish it. And if the dog owner doesn’t step up, one of the dogs will. Someone has to be the leader of the pack. It is much easier for you, the dog owner, to secure that role if you only have to convince one dog at a time. Another problem that comes with getting two dogs at once is fear-aggression. One of the dogs will inevitably develop a shy personality. When coupled with his more assertive, dominant “friend,” he’ll tend to withdraw. This, in turn, leads to a lesser de-

gree of socialization for the shy dog, which often results in fear-aggressive behavior as the dog grows into his personality and his role in the household. All of this is not to say people should not have more than one dog. But as Einstein implied, timing is everything. For people who know they will always want a dog in their life, it’s a great idea to have more than one. It makes the eventual loss of a dog easier to bear if you have another to care for. The ongoing relationship can be a great comfort and will help heal the deep wound the loss of a longtime companion inflicts. The key is to space them out. When should you get your second dog? About two to three years after getting your first. This gives you ample time to get to know and bond with your first dog and to establish yourself as the leader of your little pack. It also gives him time to develop his personality unfettered and learn the rules of the house. It’s much easier to train a second dog when you aren’t also trying to train a first. And when the time comes, the second dog should be the opposite sex of the first. Bringing two female dogs home on the same day is a set-up for your very own double-dog day afternoon. But dogs of the opposite sex spaced out by a couple of years will make for a continually harmonious household. Woof!


Jake and Louis are looking for a loving home - or homes

Story, photo by Pam D’Addio

Hi, we’re Jake and Louie, and we’re all the ‘family’ we have left after being surrendered here when our human family lost their home. (Jake is a 4 year-old male yellow Lab, neutered and 65 pounds. Louie is a 4 yearold male English Springer spaniel, about 50 pounds.) This is quite an adjustment, but we’re optimistic and eager to find our new forever family. We’re both housebroken and friendly. Jake is just a bit shy till we “meet and greet” you. We can live with kids and other dogs. Although we will split up for happy homes, we’d really love to stay together if possible. It’s important to have buddies, after all. Could you use two new wonderful best friends? Ask to meet us!

We’re available for adoption at Tri-County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adoption fees for companion animals are $110 and up. Animals are heartworm-tested and upto-date on vaccinations. Included in the adoption fee is one year of free of-

fice 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’.

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Bobcats fall short to Olympic Heights Olympic Heights runs over Boca High Article and Pictures by: Jon Gordon Ricco Friday night happened to be one of the most beautiful nights of the year, but it would play out to the disadvantage of the Boca Raton Bobcats. Boca would take the opening kickoff for a touchdown, but the

Lions of Olympic Heights marched down the field to tie the game on an 80 yard drive without a single pass thrown. This, it turned out, would be a precursor to the rest of the night. The score at the end of the first was tied at 7. After an impressive drive to start the second quarter, the Bobcats

fumbled the ball over. The Lions then fumbled on that drive, giving it back. The Bobcats lined up for a field goal to take the lead, but it was blocked, sparring an emotional drive for Heights. During the next play the Bobcats had a 56 yard rush for a touchdown to take a 14-7 lead. During the rest of the second, the Lions showed their size as they pushed Boca around, going into the half for a lead of 14-7. The Bobcats came out fired up on defense, giving up only 4 yards to the Lions. After a controversial muffed kick return that should have been a Lion’s touchdown, the Bobcats tried to capitalize on their luck only to drop three straight passes. The next Heights drive, the wishbone, just kept the beating up throughout the third quarter, and going into the fourth the lead had risen to 20-7. With a bomb to the left to start the quarter, the Bobcats brought the game to 2014 with new emotion. The Lions would then go on to run some the clock out and punched a late touchdown and a 2-pt conversion to build their lead to 28-14. Boca would score late, bringing the score to 28-21 with 21 seconds to go, but it wasn’t enough.

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Article and Pictures by: Orlando Greenwald Both teams coming in to Friday’s matchup had the driving urge to win: last week resulted in mutual losses for Olympic Heights and Boca High, and both against district rivals. Putting last week behind them, however, the two teams approached this game with zeal: all week at Olympic Heights the focus has been on the rival Bobcats. The game started out with a kick return touchdown by the Bobcats’ Ced Bryant. This is the second time this season that a game has begun with a return by the opponent. Just like the first time, however, the Lions did not let it determine the end result of the game. After the return, the Lions went on a 13-play drive that ended with a 5-yard touchdown carry by Tavon Jenkins. This turned out to be just a taste of what would follow. The Lions were able to run their way to victory. Picking up just over 350 yards in rushing, Tavon Jenkins and David Tanis sparked tonight’s win. Tavon ran for 148 yards on 12 rushes and scored two touchdowns, one being the game decider. David took the team record to a new high: 155 yards on 21 carries, with one run resulting in a 60-yard touchdown. Despite battling an early leg injury and pain

throughout the night, David fought through adversity and led the team effort. The defense as a whole had their own way all night: the Bobcats only had 45 rushing yards as an entire team. Zach Slafsky was able to recover a fumble, and junior defensive back Damani Wallace had the game of his life. He recovered two fumbles and had one key deflection after jumping a route. Wallace sums up how he felt in one word: “Amazing.” Speed to the ball, pressure on the quarterback, and an obvious win on the defensive line allowed the Lion’s defense to dominate the “explosive” Boca High offense. Late in the fourth quarter, the Lions had a choice to either kick a field goal on a fourth down and extend the lead to nine, or go for it. Coach Henghold called a play for senior, Tavon Jenkins, illustrating his confidence in him. Jenkins

hit the corner and scored, giving the Lions a lead of 28 to 14 after a two point conversion by Matt Kelly. All in all, four rushing touchdowns and the big plays on their defensive game gave the Lions an enormous win over a 6A powerhouse. Coach Henghold comments after the game: “I’ve been here for 6 years and it’s our first win against them, it feels great.” For all the seniors on this team, this fourth meeting with rival, Boca High, gave them the win they all were hoping for. The team broke out in chants and excitement during the breakdown after the game, and the Coach yelled, “Ya just beat Boca High!” The next game is on Friday October 8th against Archbishop McCarthy, a district game that may arguably be called the single most important game of the Lions’ season.

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Was Race A Factor in “The Decision”? LeBron James and his business partner, Maverick Carter, told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that race was a factor in the backlash he received after announcing that he was “taking his talents to South Beach.” “Do you think there’s a role that race plays in this?” asked O’Brien, “I think so, at times. It’s always, you know, a race factor,” replied James. LeBron, this is probably one of the dumbest comments you have made throughout this entire ordeal. Listen,

let’s get one thing straight: I like LeBron James, but he has been making some pretty bad decisions since joining the HEAT on July 9. To say that his race is the reason that people are burning his jerseys, cursing him everywhere he goes, and making him the sixth most hated athlete in America is pretty silly and immature. It seems to me like a last resort response to all the people who are questioning him. People don’t hate him be-

cause he’s black; people hate him because he humiliated the city of Cleveland, the entire state of Ohio, and let the drama explode at the last possible second; he just had to do a one-hour special to announce that he didn’t want to be on a losing team, and that he was joining the HEAT? Why couldn’t he just make an announcement on Twitter, and then have a quick interview on ESPN like Wade and Bosh? Nothing majestic: just fast and to the point. LeBron will try to tell us

that he did a great thing because he raised money for the Boys & Girls Club; but in reality he could have just given that money to them instead of indulging in a one-hour special about himself. Hey, I’m completely cool with his decision to join Miami. No problem. I just don’t like the way it was handled. Here’s what I think, LeBron: fire all these so-called friends, posses, or whatever you would like to call them, and hire real P.R. people. Hire people who are qualified to give you real advice that won’t make you look like a fool. You are too good a player to have the bad public image you have right now.

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