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Smoke alarm alerts Boca family to house fire

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Music Genius Aznavour Honored with plaque made by Boca Raton Artist

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County fire crews remove abandoned propane tank after fire, explosions

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Gov. Scott signs ‘Pill Mill Bill’ he says will be ‘a model for the nation’ See page 4

Community News Children’s Museum to hold summer arts camp in Jason’s Music Hall

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Rotary Club of Boca Raton presents scholarships, honors mentors Archbishop Khajag Barsamian presents the award to Charles Aznavour as members of the Fund for Armenian Relief Board of Directors look See page 8


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Tyco opens world headquarters building in Boca with long list of amenities

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Zena’s looking for a loving home, and that’s no bull See page 27 Delray Beach TRIBUNE Your closest neighbor

on, including Marta Batmasian, right rear. The plaque was created by Yaacov Heller of Boca Raton.

FAU club jumps head-first into testing of human powered submarine See page 8 Nearly 400,000 readers!

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of the Week “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Prov.16-18

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William Rufus Devane King is notable for having been inaugurated as Franklin Pierce’s vice president in Cuba, only to die before he made it back to Washington, D.C. He remains the shortest serving vice president. But he is also remembered for the rumors about his relationship with fellow bachelor, and future president, James Buchanan, with whom he lived for 15 years. Moreover, people whispered that King wore women’s clothes and forced himself on his male slaves. Who was sentenced to 23 days at the Century Regional Detention Facility for violating her drunkdriving parole ... by drunk driving? A) Paris Hilton B) Kim Kardashian C) Lindsay Lohan D) Britney Spears Previous answer: Martha Stewart was in Alderson.

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Safety tip from Boca Raton Police Q: Friends have told me that my landscaping blocks my home and that it may attract criminals. Is this true and is there a way to keep my landscape and be safe as well? A: Decreased visibility can attract criminal activity. Ideally, landscaping should not block the view of doors and windows, shrubs and hedges should be no taller than three feet, and tree canopies should not drop down below six feet. Follow these guidelines and you will be able to keep your landscape and deter crime at the same time. Crime and safety questions are answered by officers from the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit

Boca Raton Police blotter BURGLARY TO BUSINESS 06/03/2011 12:53 2255 W GLADES ROAD An unknown person stole a laptop computer and docking station from a work desk along with a black computer bag that was also in the office. The victim left the items on his desk while he went to lunch. An unknown man with graying hair and light colored eyeglasses was seen on the second floor getting onto the elevator with a computer bag that matched the one taken. BURGLARY TO RESIDENCE 06/03/2011 10:04 232 NE 32ND ST Unknown persons entered the fenced-in area of the house and removed an air conditioner unit and copper pipe from the back yard of an abandoned residence for sale. BURGLARY/THEFT FROM AUTO 06/05/2011 9:07 NW 42ND STREET Sometime between 1900 hours on 06/03/11 and 0800 hours on 06/05/11, a computer bag containing $3,700 worth of electronics was stolen from an unlocked blue BMW. The victim said the theft most likely occurred last night in his driveway on NW 42nd St. No suspect information at this time.

Morikami to sponsor special Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk Series D E L R AY – BEACH The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will launch its Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk Series Friday, June 10. The cost is $7 adults, $5 children (417) and museum members and children 3 and under are free. The taiko performance Friday is $2 extra, and is optional. The stroll is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with taiko drums and a cultural backdrop that can’t be beat! Add a cold drink, a breathtaking sunset and a walking path through a tranquil garden, and you’ve got Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks! Stroll the gardens at your own pace and take advantage of our self-guided audio tour. Excite your palette with something delicious

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from the Cornell Café, indulge in some shopping at the Museum Store or tantalize your senses with a drumming performance by Fushu Daiko. Please note that the museum galleries are closed for these special nights. Performing only on Friday are Yukie Kawanami, one of the leading Japanese bandoneón players, and Ryoji Yamaguchi, a classically trained guitarist with wide range of musical back ground, perform traditional tango, as well as modern tango and original compositions influenced by Japanese traditional music.

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OTHER THEFT 06/03/2011 15:43 21230 ST ANDREWS BLVD The victim reported that an unknown person(s) stole her purse and contents from her shopping cart while she was packing groceries into the trunk of her vehicle. The total value taken was approximately $230. There are no suspects to report at this time.

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Smoke alarm alerts Boca Informant tells PBSO that Gorenberg murder was gang-related family to house fire BOCA RATON - Boca Raton firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 6000 block of NW 39 Terrace about 6 p. m. June 4. The family was alerted when the smoke detector on the second floor activated. No injuries were reported. The cause remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Fire officials estimate damage at $500,000. Emergency dispatchers were notified by the homeowner of smoke and flames on the second floor of the home. Public Information Officer Frank Correggio said that after making sure his family was safe, the homeowner tried to put out the fire with the garden hose but was unsuccessful. Upon arrival, fire crews noticed heavy smoke and flames on the second floor. They located and extinguished the fire. Special fans were used to help remove smoke and toxic gases. Credit: Photo by Frank Correggio

By Dale M. King BOCA RATON - A confidential informant has told the Palm Beach County Sheriff ’s Office that the murder of Randi Gorenberg more than four years ago was gang-related. The new information, sent to news media last week, was also presented on “America’s Most Wanted” the night of June 4. According to PBSO, investigators are seeking the whereabouts of Michael Barrera, who is now considered “a person of interest” in the Gorenberg murder. Eric Davis from the PBSO Public Affairs Office said “assistance is being requested from the public in determining his current whereabouts.” “Probable cause does not exist to arrest Barrera for the murder,” Davis said. “However, there are mul-

Murder victim Randi Gorenberg

tiple outstanding warrants from Dade County [against him,] including, but not limited to attempted murder on law enforcement, armed bank robbery, fleeing and eluding and shooting at police during a high speed chase. Information related to Barrera was provided to PBSO’s Violent Crimes Division “through a confidential informant who was incar-

cerated at the time of the Gorenberg murder,” said Davis. “The informant advised that after the murder and while still incarcerated, he/ she overheard known MS 13 Gang members talking about Randi’s murder and how gang members were responsible for the crime. The informant also advised that a hit man, believed to be Michel Barrera, assisted the gang.” Gorenberg was apparently abducted after leaving Town Center Mall in Boca Raton the afternoon of March 23, 2007. The abductor drove her to the rear of the South County Civic Center where he shot her and tossed her body out of the passenger side of her Mercedes SUV. He then drove off in Gorenberg’s car, ditching it near a Home Depot store nearby. Davis said “Barrera has family members living in

Miami who, at the time of the Gorenberg murder, owned a silver Chrysler 300 four-door vehicle. This is the type vehicle believed to be seen in a Home Depot surveillance video following behind the Mercedes SUV, just after the shooting and just before the Mercedes was abandoned in the Home Depot lot. Barrera’s father is currently incarcerated at a federal prison in Miami and his older brother is in a state prison in north Florida.” On “America’s Most Wanted,” host John Walsh said Barrera has been featured in 15 AMW programs about his exploits in Dade County. Barrera is considered armed and dangerous, Davis said, and could be traveling in and out of the United States and the South Florida area from Mexico. It is possible Barrera is living and traveling under a fictitious identity.

County fire crews remove abandoned propane tank after fire, explosions BOCA RATON - A fire and a series of explosions at a West Boca Raton restaurant Sunday led Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews to an abandoned, leaking propane tank underground, said investigators. Firefighters removed the tank on Monday, and no one was injured. HowevContinued on page 4 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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Gov. Scott signs ‘Pill Mill Bill’ he says will be ‘a model for the nation’

Attorney General Pam Bondi, FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey and Dennis Bustle of the Capitol Police join Governor Rick Scott as he signs historic legislation to crack down on Florida’s pill mill epidemic

TALLAHASSEE - Governor Rick Scott Friday signed the so-called “Pill Mill Bill” which he said will “strike another major blow in the fight against the illegal distribution of prescription drugs.” “I am proud to sign this bill which cracks down on the criminal abuse of prescription drugs,” said Scott. “This legislation will save lives in our state and it marks the beginning of the end of Florida’s infamous role as the nation’s Pill Mill Capital.” He said the new law is as tough on illegal distributors and unscrupulous doctors as it is fair to law-abiding patients and industry

professionals. It is a critical component in Scott’s effort to combat Florida’s scourge of prescription drug abuse. Boca Raton city and police officials had been working on local legislation to combat a scourge of pill mills in the municipality. Leaders yielded to the state to come up with a law that would impact all of Florida. In March, with the help of Attorney General Pam Bondi, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey and state and local law enforcement, Governor Scott launched the Statewide Drug Strike Force to begin turning the tide against

criminal drug trafficking in the state. HB 7095 tackles illegal prescription drug distribution at the source in several ways. It increases penalties for overprescribing Oxycodone, requires tracking of the wholesale distribution of certain controlled substances, and provides $3 million to support the continued efforts of state and local law enforcement and state prosecutors. The bill also bans doctors from dispensing these controlled drugs except under specific circumstances, and provides for the declaration of a public health emergency which triggers a mandatory buyback program for doctors to give controlled substances back to distributors. Ninety-eight of the nation’s top 100 Oxycodone purchasing physicians are in the state of Florida, Scott said. Drug overdoses are responsible for an alarming seven deaths a day in this state.

County fire crews remove abandoned... er, because they had to work around a large concrete slab that blocked the path to the tank, the process took about 24 hours and stores in the Boca Del Mar Shoppes at the corner of Powerline and Palmetto Park Roads were shut down. As a result, nearly 40 businesses in the plaza had to be evacuated for more than a day. Business owners said they hope to collect from insurance companies to make good on the estimated $10,000 they lost due to the evacuation. The fire in the kitchen at Sweet Tomatoes in the plaza was reported about 4 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses said they heard explosions and saw fireballs. When fire crews went in to investigate, they found the leaking, abandoned propane tank.

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Children’s Museum to hold summer arts camp in Jason’s Music Hall

Boca Children’s Museum summer camp masks BOCA RATON - Starting New this summer is a oneJuly 11, the Boca Raton week offering of “Music, Children’s Museum is of- Magic and Movement” with fering five one-week day locally favorite performers camp sessions focusing on sharing their talent for the the performing arts. Camp vaudeville stage presented will run from 9 a.m. to 3 at the end of the week. a.m. daily and continues Registration is now open through August 12. and you can apply at www. The camp venue this year, or for more will be Jason’s Music Hall information contact The in the Rickards House, the Community Center at the newly constructed replica corner of Palmetto Park of the first house built in Road and Crawford BouleBoca Raton, by T.M. Rick- vard. The phone number is ards in 1897. 561-393-7888. Week one begins with The Children’s Museum is The Adriani Teatro (The- a hands-on museum speater) returning to Boca cializing in programs for Raton from Italy, to share children, highlighting the internationally acclaimed arts, sciences and humanimask-making and drama ties. It is located at 498 workshops. This theatre Crawford Boulevard, Boca company focuses on be- Raton. Museum hours are ing the answer to anyone Tuesday through Saturday charmed by the world of from noon to 4 p.m. Adthe stage and culminates mission is $5 per person with a kids-staged produc- (infants are admitted free). tion


Boca woman getting ready for her Bat Mitzvah at age 68 By Skip Sheffield BOCA RATON - Some things in life are worth waiting for. Harriet Goldner of Boca Raton has waited 55 years for her Bat Mitzvah ceremony. At age 68 she feels it is about time to officially declare her womanhood in the Jewish faith. “When I was 13, our synagogue in New Jersey did not have Bat Mitzvah ceremonies,” she explains in the living room of her Stonebridge Country Club home. “Only boys were able to participate as Bar Mitzvah. Girls were considered less important.” Goldner quickly adds that she is “no women’s libber,” but male chauvinism raises her hackles. With the encouragement of Cantor Ellen Stettner, Harriet embarked on her regimen of study. Oddly enough, Harriet is not the only one among her Jewish friends who is studying for Bat Mitzvah many years after the fact. “It’s not that unusual anymore,” she says with a shrug. “Four of the women who are my tennis partners are among the eight members of our class. I can’t speak for others, but now I have the time to indulge in serious study. I was inspired by my grandson, who is studying for his

Bar Mitzvah. I thought of what he has to learn, and his fear of public speaking. I wanted to show if I can do it, he can do it.” Harriet Goldner’s four grandchildren are very important to her. So is her Jewish faith. Only now does she have the time and incentive to educate her grandchildren and other young people. Goldner has written two short and simple books that explain some of the complexities of the Jewish faith in an entertaining, easy-to-understand fashion. “Two Grandmothers to Love” is inspired by the Jewish-Christian interfaith marriage of one of Goldner’s sons. “Please Don’t Pass Over the Seder Plate” explains the symbolism of Passover and the ritual of the Seder dinner. “We were at a Seder dinner in Colorado with my grandson Isaac, who was only two,” she recounts. “I realized no 2-year-old could understand the meaning of Haggadah, so I decided to write about it in a way children and people of other faiths can understand.” Goldner hired an artist to illustrate “Please Don’t Pass Over the Seder Plate” with bright, cartoonish images, so that even the very young can understand the rituals and stories of the Haggadah prayer book. “I got a laugh when one of the children said he wanted

Harriet Goldner with the two books she has written to see the `Dr. Seuss Haggadah’,” she says with a smile. “I had a press run of 1,000 the first year, and it sold out. We printed 2,000 the second year, and 3,000 the third.” In all, Goldner has printed 6,000 copies of the book, but she says she won’t be printing any more. She sells the books on her web site: www.jewishfamilyfun. com, but profit is not a motive. Harriet, a retired freelance editor and her husband Al moved to Boca Raton in 2002 upon Al’s retirement. Al is president of the board of Stonebridge Country Club. Harriet stays busy with her creative pursuits, which include custom, oneoff photo books for all her grandchildren.

“I love the computer,” she declares. “I love photo manipulation. I am no artist. I can’t draw, but I can create books for my grandchildren with the help of the computer. I also volunteer at FAU with Aaron Kula and the Jewish music collections. Because I can read music, I can use a computer program to create notations and hear the music to help Aaron with his arrangements. I do yoga twice a week too. I make my own jewelry. I don’t believe retirement is just sitting around, crocheting or playing golf. There is so much more to life.”

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The Boca Raton Tribune Founded January 15, 2010

DOUGLAS HEIZER, Publisher Our Writers/Reporters and Columnists Editorial DALE M. KING: Managing Editor PEDRO HEIZER: Associate Editor









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Fox must not cancel ‘America’s Most Wanted’

elevision execu tives are not known as the brightest people in corporate America. And what is about to happen at the Fox Network is just one example of their short-sightedness. The folks at Fox are about to yank “America’s Most Wanted.” The “suits” claim that viewership, at five million per show, is too low and the cost of producing the program is too expensive. Too expensive? Hasn’t CBS been paying Charlie Sheen a million dollars an episode for “Two and a Half Men,” a program built on dirty jokes and blatant sexual innuendo? “America’s Most Wanted” has been a TV fixture for some 23 years. But that’s not the significant number. It’s the 1,151 criminals captured worldwide because someone watching AMW saw the face of a bandit or killer on the run and reported it to authori-

ties. The show has particular meaning to Boca Raton. Two murders and one abduction with connections to the Town Center Mall have been the subject of AMW programs. Coincidentally, just this past Saturday night, new information about the shooting death of Randi Gorenberg four years ago was broadcast. It named a “person of interest” and relayed new information about the slaying from an informant. The program has also gone into great deal about the woman and young child who were abducted in the mall parking lot in August 2007 and the shooting death of Nancy Bochicchio and her 7-year-old daughter Joey in December 2007. The show and its staff are passionate about catching the criminals who prey on the innocent. John Walsh is the host and driving force of AMW. This is a man who has gone through the

wringer of agony when his 6-year-old son Adam was abducted and then found dead in 1981. And that was right here in Florida. Fox should remember that AMW premiered in April 1988 when the network was just getting its feet wet in the TV market, and it offered a platter of Godawful shows that have long been forgotten. AMW helped boost the network’s numbers for more than two decades. So are we to believe that programs like “American Idol,” with massive funding from Coca Cola and Ford, and reruns of “Seinfeld” and “Everybody Loves Raymond” will be the upcoming channel highlights? AMW caught on where most of Fox’s lineup failed. (In July 1989, it became the first-ever Fox program to rank first in its time slot.) The impending cancellation has riled a lot of people in law enforcement. Even Palm Beach County Sher-

iff Ric Bradshaw has added his voice to the outcry. It may remind Fox of its illconceived 1994 decision to pull the show, only to encounter such a barrage of anger that it plugged the program back into the lineup. Let’s hope they don’t make that decision again. Let’s contact Fox to tell them it’s not good policy to make the same mistake twice. There are still criminals running around loose, and what better way to catch them than to inform every TV watcher in the country? Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander talks about community policing. Why not put it on a grander scale? National policing. Or international policing. At age 65, John Walsh is not looking to retire. He’s talking to studio executives about outlets to keep the show going. This is public service TV at its best. AMW must stay on the air.

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Letters to the Editor Dear Dale, We really appreciate the great coverage [of the Foster and Adoptive Parent Luncheon] and your giving us copies, too. I found it online as well. All bases covered! Vivienne Hall Child & Family Connections Dear Editor, Flag Day (June 14) memorializes our official flag adopted by Congress in 1777. It has been burned, ridiculed and spat upon. But despite all, our National Emblem flies high to symbolize this exceptional nation. Our citizens exercise the full, inalienable freedoms and rights of man. And see how our people rallied to the flag when we were attacked on Dec. 7, 1941 and again on Sept. 11, 2001. Sincerely, Leo Shatin, Ph.D Boca Raton


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POSITIVE LIVING By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.

By Douglas Heizer

Jimmy and Simon - and the American Dream Let me tell you about Jimmy and Simon. They are cousins, both from the Bahamas, but have lived in the United States for more than 20 years. Jimmy is 27, Simon, 26. Both have two young children. The cousins have worked many years in the restaurant trade, from washing dishes “right up the line.” When they realized they knew as much about running a restaurant as the people they worked for but weren’t getting the same money - they decided to strike out on their own. Doing it at a time when many retailers and other business owners are complaining about the terrible economic climate is certainly courageous. But they want a piece of the American dream. They just opened Jimmy Simon Burger Hut in a plaza on North Dixie Highway. It’s not a fancy place, but the food is wonderful. Burgers, sliders, specially seasoned fries, ribs and a special sauce - that’s the core of their trade. They checked several other locations. In one case, the landlord jacked up the price just before they moved in. A second location didn’t seem right. Then, they found their spot. “I called my cousin and said ‘Drive down here right away,’” said Simon. They nailed down that location.

They don’t mind working seven days a week at their own restaurant. They are happy, and they are confident they will succeed. The cousins are looking forward to the new academic year when easily accessible Florida Atlantic University is back in full swing. They hope to attract students by staying open late and offering tasty American food at reasonable prices. The Boca Raton Tribune staff has visited several times and enjoyed some delicious food - and the sauce is something special. Simon takes care of the front while Jimmy works the back and cooks. Yes, they’ve been told that now is not a good time to start a business. A lot of people are losing faith in the American Dream. But not these young men from the Bahamas. They already have plans to grow - and to set up another business in Orlando. Failure is not in their vocabulary. And even with the retail environment in chaos, no one should give up on the American Dream. Jazz Bossa Blues a big success If you haven’t been to Carmen’s at the Top of the Bridge either of the past two Wednesday nights, you’ve missed a couple of great shows.

The Boca Raton Tribune is sponsoring a Jazz Bossa Blues summer series, which began June 1 with a performance by one of Brazil’s top vocalists, Beatriz Malnic. The Nicole Henry Quartet performed June 8. Both times, guests kept coming in and coming in until the place was just about as full as it can get. We’ve worked hard to organize an event with popular performers to help bring people to the Bridge during the summer months. Malnic, for example, has been called “the best Brazilian singer in the U.S.” by the Brazilian Press. Reviews say she offers “American jazz with a Brazilian twist and Bossa Nova with unparalleled flair.” Billboard Magazine called Nicole Henry” a jazz vocalist on the cusp of bigger things.” The series continues through the summer, each Wednesday evening at the Bridge Hotel, 999 East Camino Real, Boca Raton. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show running from 7:30 to 10:30. An entertainment fee of $10 is charged, and food and drinks are for purchase. Complimentary valet parking is offered. Performing next, on June 15, will be Higher Ground, a Latin jazz and Bossa Nova group with a splash of salsa. We hope to see you there! It’s a great time for all.

Erroneous Judgments Just because several things have been accomplished in a certain way for a long time, does not indicate that such procedure is the only means of doing them. Neither does it guarantee that it is the correct manner of accomplishing that particular task. There is much in life that does not pass away, and should be accepted as permanent. At the same time there is also perpetual flux in the world, requiring new understandings, revised assumptions, and more appropriate actions on the part of the populous of any society with respect to manifold situations. One needs to understand that there are many ways of viewing things. That always depends on one’s outlook, one’s point of viewing, the kind of reasoning being employed, the mental and emotional posture one possesses at the moment of drawing conclusions. Quite often the obvious is not the actual!

People who are too quick in making judgments, most of the time shall err in their assumptions, because they may be viewing a situation from one angle only, with limited facts, without the necessary dialogue with others who can help, in ignorance of diverse possibilities which need evaluation before a sound conclusion be reached. That’s why varied, even conflicting reports are heard from a number of persons watching the same event, at the same time, in the same location. It’s a frequent human flaw to see what one wishes to see, to hear what has not been stated, to affirm dogmatically what has never occurred, at least in the manner it is reported! Repeatedly, in daily life one encounters plentiful evidences of the statement, “my mind is already made-up; please don’t confuse me with the facts.” In other words, people have constructed certain cat-

egories in their own mind and emotions, and whatever happens, especially in human relationships, has to pass that grid, even if totally ineffective and defective, leading to erroneous understandings. In logical reasoning, what starts with a wrong premise, will inevitably arrive at a flawed conclusion, even if the thought progression is faithfully followed. This happens in daily life, at varied settings where human interaction takes place, sometimes to the detriment of somebody else. Guilt is often ascribed to someone on that basis, when any culpability is, in reality, totally absent. Human emotions easily get in the way of sound judgments, preventing the clarity required for a wholesome verdict on any situation. Holding on to sound principles must remain your solid standard to aid you in assessing any situation, and in guiding you to reach proper judgment!

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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Rotary Club of Boca Raton presents scholarships, honors mentors

By Andres Castellanos

BOCA RATON - A number of students from throughout Boca Raton have gotten financial help for their move to college from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton. The recipients were guests of the Rotary at its meeting June 1. Also honored that day were mentors who have worked with the students. “This is so inspiring and so thrilling to see so many intelligent and beautiful young people who will carry on what Rotary is doing,” said Rotarian Flossy Keesely. The scholarship recipients included: Silvana Bastante, graduate of Olympic Heights High School, who is going to Florida Atlantic University. Ross Blitz, g raduate of Spanish River High School, going to Full Sail College in Winter Park. P.J. Amilcar, graduate of Delray Vocational Charter School. Brooke Naylor, graduate of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, going to Fordham University. Celeste Dilalla, graduate of Boca Raton Community High School, going to Palm Beach State College. Edward Fischer, graduate of Boca Raton Community High School, going to Palm Beach State College. Jillian Griner, graduate of Olympic Heights High School, going to Palm Beach State College.

BOCA RATON - Ocean testing is scheduled this week for Florida Atlantic University’s human-powered submarine club. It will give members an opportunity to test their designs and practice steering and peddling. The goal is to challenge the world record in speed. The FAU team is planning to enter two vessels into competition at the International Submarine Races June 27 through July 1 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Caderock Division, in Bethesda, Md. A core of about 15 makes up the group working on FAU’s submarines. They are all undergraduates, mostly engineering majors, and have spent a year and a half and hundreds of hours preparing for the races. “I don’t know how the rest of the team feels about it, but I’m going over there to kick some butt,” Brian Turk says. A junior, Turk, 25, joined sophomores Adrian DeSilva, 19, and Chris Nunes, 20, last Friday for water testing in the pool behind the old engineering building on the Boca Raton campus, all three donning scuba gear and air tanks (The submarines are “wet,” or liquidfilled.) The biannual engineering challenge, open to high school, college and independent teams, involves designing, constructing, and racing human powered submarines along a 100-meter course inside a large U.S. Navy test tank in Caderock.

The FAU human powered submarine team uses a crane to lift the 200 lb, 13 ft. long, Talon-1, out of the water. Photo by Andres Castellanos

In 2009, FAU’s one-man, propeller-driven vessel, Talon-1, won second place for overall performance in a field of 18 teams. It also won the “absolute speed” award for the fastest speed in any category, reaching 6.2 knots, or about 7.1 miles per hour. By comparison, Olympic champion Michael Phelps’ record in the 100-meter freestyle is 47.51 seconds or about 4.7 miles per hour. Talon-1 will run again this year but with a modified nose cone and reductions in drag. The big question right now is whether the team’s second entry, the two-person propeller-driven, Big Mac, will be ready in time to race. As recently as last week the team had scrapped the project. Big Mac is not much more than an empty hull now but team veteran and senior Jason McCullough, 21, is optimistic about the team’s chances of finishing it. If they can come through, it will be the most sophisticated human powered submarine ever produced by FAU. “It’s got an electro-mechanical system that is ridicu-

lous,” McCullough says. Once finished, a wireless system will allow the team to make adjustments using their laptops. The hull is made of basalt, a volcanic rock. Senior George Valdes, 26, another team veteran, spent hundreds of hours designing it from scratch. He estimates that his design produces 25 percent less drag than the current world record holder. Design and craftsmanship are not the only variables involved in producing good runs. According to McCullough, individual performance is crucial. “The steering (on Talon-1) is really sensitive, it’s like a sports car when you come up to speed,” he says. DeSilva will be one of the pilots at the competition. He is currently organizing others on the team for cardio training. DeSilva is respectful of the other teams he will compete against. He doesn’t believe FAU fits the model of favorite, but he doesn’t believe they are underdogs either. Read complete story online

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Flossy Keesely addresses the crowd. Behind her is Rotarian Neil Saffer

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Music genius Aznavour honored on 20th anniversary of Republic of Armenia

Aznavour Award NEW YORK, N.Y. - On a New York City stage lined with celebrities such as Liza Minnelli, Eric Bogosian and Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian - all there to honor musical genius Charles Aznavour - there was also representation from Boca Raton. Marta Batmasian, Boca businesswoman, scholar, cultural arts maven and true daughter of Armenia, was there on the stage at Cipriani’s Wall Street Restaurant to offer high honors to Aznavour. And the plaque proclaiming Aznavour’s pre-eminent role in the music field, was created by acclaimed

artist Yaacov Heller, owner of Gallery 22 in Boca Raton. Marta Batmasian carried that plaque from Boca to New York for the presentation. In recognition of his lifetime achievements - and to mark the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia - Aznavour was honored by the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) on May 20. More than 600 people attended to pay homage to one of the world’s most successful musicians, who has achieved the pinnacle of fame without forgetting his Armenian roots. During a lavish banquet, guests, dignitaries, artists, and musicians from around the globe recognized Aznavour for his philanthropy and for his efforts in improving lives in Armenia over the past two decades. Aznavour’s achievements included initiatives in Armenia in the immediate aftermath of the 1988 earthquake in Spitak and Gyumri, which left death and destruction in its wake. In response to the disaster, the singer and his longtime producer Levon Sayan established Aznavour Pour

Liza Minnelli, a student and long-time friend of Aznavour’s, who also chaired the honorary committee for the FAR tribute, welcomed her mentor onstage to receive his award. (Photo credit: Kyle Gustafson)

Archbishop Khajag Barsamian presents the award to Charles Aznavour as members of the Fund for Armenian Relief Board of Directors look on, including Marta Batmasian, right rear. The plaque was created by Yaacov Heller of Boca Raton. (Photo credit: Edmond Terakopian)

l’Armenie, a foundation that provided a way for the singer to send relief aid to Armenia. Helping shift the world’s focus to the suffering of Armenians, he gathered 89 artists in the months after the earthquake to record the pop single “Pour Toi, l’Armenie” (“For You, Armenia”), an international hit and chart-topper, which sold two million copies in France alone. Liza Minnelli, a student and long-time friend of Aznavour’s, who also chaired the honorary committee for the FAR tribute that included Marta Batmasian, Sir Elton John, Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Placido Domingo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, among others, welcomed her mentor onstage. At Liza Minnelli’s introduction, the crowd rose to its feet to welcome the evening’s honoree, who walked onstage with his famous Gallic swagger, and expressed his gratitude for the gala tribute. “It is moving to be honored

by your own community,” said Aznavour, in brief but poignant remarks. “Thank you for honoring me, and thank you for our country.” The honoree’s daughter, Seda Aznavour, a talented singer in her own right, sang a song in honor of her father titled “Voch Mi Dzaghig” (“Not a Single Flower”). The song paid homage to her family’s ongoing commitment to preserve the Armenian culture. The New York segment of this story was written by Taleen Babayan

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Boca-based Océ firm again offering ‘Future Authors Project’ BOCA RATON - Océ, a Canon Group Company and international leader in digital document management, has selected some 40 middle and high school students from 74 applicants to participate in the 2011 Océ Future Authors Project, which began June 6 at Don Estridge High Tech Middle School on Spanish River Boulevard, Boca Raton. The program, an intense eight-day writing workshop, is a partnership between the School District of Palm Beach County and Océ North America, and is made possible with grants from the Lawrence Sanders Foundation; Maroone, an AutoNation Company; and Xplor International, a not-for-profit educational and networking association serving users and suppliers of document technologies. Six well-known published authors will be donating their time to provide insight and advice to the budding artists and complement the curriculum offered by the staff of three certified Palm Beach County language arts teachers. The authors include Frank Cerabino, Steve Forman, Mark Hansen and Dwight Stewart. Dr. Effie C. Greer, a retired principal of Glades Center High School, has returned to the program to share her experiences with the students participating via distance learning from the Glades area. The Océ Future Authors Project writing workshop is designed to help students become published authors. Students improve their writing and critical thinking skills, develop an understanding of how authors

are published, and learn about today’s digital print and publishing opportunities. Students gain insight into the process of writing, editing and digitally publishing books through interactions with Océ executives, the published authors, and the teachers. Writings from each student are then compiled, professionally published and digitally printed in final book form by the Boca Ratonbased Océ North America Production Printing Systems division. The finished product will be unveiled at a book signing hosted by the city of Boca Raton at the Spanish River Public Library. Since the program’s inception in 2006, more than 250 students have participated in the writing workshops. “We are so grateful that despite deep budget cuts in our schools we continue to be able to offer this unique opportunity to our students,” said Constance Tuman-Rugg, Ed.D., assistant superintendent. “Programs like this demonstrate the difference creative publicprivate partnerships can make in the delivery of quality educational opportunities. We salute companies like Océ North America

and all of the sponsors who have invested in Palm Beach County students through this successful program.” Francis McMahon, vice president of marketing, Production Print Systems at Océ North America, says his company remains committed to this program, which enriches the educational experience for many budding authors. “Every year we are inspired by the students’ passion, talent and creativity, he said. “We are proud to have founded a program that allows Océ North America to give back to the community.” McMahon added that the age of digital publishing will open up more opportunities for these aspiring authors. “Digital printing technologies are revolutionizing the business of book publishing,” he said. “Publishers can now cost-effectively print books in run lengths anywhere from 1 to 10,000 creating exciting opportunities for new talent- like these future authors - who now can get their works published and to help make the students’ dreams to become published authors a reality.” For more information about the Océ Future Authors Project, visit www.oceusa. com/futureauthors.

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By Pedro Heizer BOCA RATON - From the moment we heard the words “I’m Brett Loewenstern. I’m 16 years old. I’m a high school student, and I’m from Boca Raton.”, we fell in love with Brett Loewenstern, the Spanish River High School student from Boca Raton that took America by storm during this past season of American Idol.

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But, before American Idol Brett’s life wasn’t the dream that he is living today. Since third grade, Loewenstern was picked on by many students because he was never part of the “cool” kids. “Ever since I was little, I was always into the arts. I could never shoot a basketball in the hoop, or throw a spiral on a football but I was very good with the arts,”

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You can bet on talented Brett Loewenstern. Boca still Idolizes him Loewenstern told me during our interview. When I asked him why he was never part of a “clique” at school, he simply looked at me and said, “It’s just not me. I would describe myself as a red apple in a pile of green apples” This red apple is sensational. With a terrific singing ability, Loewenstern is already working on songs to put on his debut album. One of the songs we can look forward to is “Bulletproof Vest” a Brett Original about the struggles he had in school with all the bullies and how every morning he would wake up and put on his “bulletproof vest” before leaving the house. Post-Idol, Brett has been living in a dream, “It’s like I’m dreaming, like literally when I wake up in the morning, I’m still sleeping because when I come here, it’s totally different than how it was freshman year, sophomore year,” said Brett. “This year has been totally wonderful for me.” After his time on American Idol, Brett is finally home and things are fi-

nally getting back to normal, “It’s getting better. When I first got home people were swarming around me and now it has gotten better, now at least one person comes up to me and always asks for a picture or a hug” Brett added. Since he has been back, Brett has been performing everywhere he can. He sang the Cee Lo Green hit song, Forget You, at a pep rally at Spanish River, and he has been doing numerous community and charity events Brett loves to give back to the community, he says that God gave him the gift of singing, and he believes he should give back to the community in any way he can. One thing is certain: You can be sure to be on the lookout for this amazing talent in the future. Brett Loewenstern will be one of those rare people that has the trifecta working for him, his ability to play guitar, his ama-

zing songwriting abilities, and of course, his terrific voice. “You’ve got to take it one step at a time,” said Brett. “And they always say if you shoot for the moon, if you fall short, you’ll land in the stars.” And how right they are. Brett, here is to you, one of the most genuine people I have ever met. You have a loyal fan and I, along with all of Boca Raton, am cheering for you.

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GFWC Boca Raton Woman’s Club installs new officers for 2011-2012

Story, photos by Barbara McCormick

BOCA RATON - Members of the Greater Federated Women’s Club, Boca Raton Chapter, recently celebrated the installation of officers, a stylish fashion show and luncheon at Carmen’s Top of the Bridge Hotel. Carmen’s is noted for their talented culinary staff and wall to wall windows, which capture the panoramic views of the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. District 10 Director Joann Baros of Delray Beach opened the ceremonies by congratulating Gwen Herb for two successful years as

president, and presented to her the official past- president’s pin. The following Board of Directors members were installed: • President: Susan Blum Gerding, Ed.D. • 1st Vice President, Programming - Janice Williams • Vice President, Membership - Hannah Klingsberg Recording Secretary-Ann Sheldon • Corresponding Secretary -Charlotte Robinson • Treasurer -Lisa Jensen • Treasurer Advisor - Pernille Ostberg • Permanent Director Helen Babione Woman’s Club members

are noted for hosting the annual Honor Your Doctor Luncheon, with proceeds from the Helen M. Babione Scholarship Fund given as scholarships to area students enrolled in medical studies at Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach State College and Lynn University. President Susan Blum Gerding, Ed.D., author and publisher, said she is excited about her new position and hopes to expand the membership of the Boca Raton Woman’s Club by offering innovative programs and using a variety of interesting venues to host the monthly meetings.


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FAU Libraries receive gift of Harold L. Glasser memorabilia collection

From left are Patricia Kollander, Ph.D., FAU department of history; Marny Glasser on right of the marble bust of her husband that she sculpted and William Miller, Ph.D., dean of Libraries at FAU.

BOCA RATON - Florida Atlantic University Libraries recently received a gift in honor of the late Harold L. Glasser, a World War II bombardier who became internationally known during his 27year career as president of Miss Universe, Inc. The gift, which consists of a wide variety of memorabilia, was made by Glasser’s widow, Marny, who also has underwritten costs to process, display and digitize the items, in order to showcase the accomplishments of her late husband. FAU special collections librarian and archivist, Victoria Thur, worked with three students for several months to process the memorabilia, now known as the Harold L. Glasser Collection. According to Thur, the collection tells the story of Glasser’s life from birth to death at the age of 91. “His life was so full,” said Thur. “It is pretty interesting to think that one person was able to accomplish all that he did.”

Glasser received degrees from New York University, Columbia Law School and Harvard Law School, and gave up a career as an attorney to serve in the U.S. Air Force during the war. The collection features memorabilia from his alma maters, as well as highlights from his remarkable military career, including combat decorations such as the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, World War II dog tags, military orders, flight records, photos and certificates. In 1959, Glasser became president of the Miss Universe organization and by the time his tenure ended in 1986, Miss Universe was an internationally recognized brand. Through his worldwide travels, he met statesmen, politicians and celebrities, many of whose letters and photos are included in the collection. “Mr. Glasser’s life is a true American odyssey and success story, and there

are items of interest here for almost every taste, from a WWII leather bomber jacket to the Miss Universe crown, which he designed,” said William Miller, Ph.D., dean of libraries at FAU. “It is a true privilege for us to establish the Harold L. Glasser Collection of papers and memorabilia, and make it available to students and scholars for research.” The Harold L. Glasser Collection is housed in the Special Collections and Archives Department at FAU’s Wimberly Li-

brary. It is open for public viewing Monday through Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m. or by appointment. An exhibition featuring Glasser’s war memorabilia is scheduled for October through December, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the U.S. entering World War II. To see an inventory of the collection, visit http:// findingaid&id=57&q. For more information, call 561-297-3787.

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By Marc Kent

Enjoy Exotic Breakfast, Luncheon and Dinner and it’s Kosher, too! European Corner Café at 7300 Camino Real in Boca Raton (561-395-1109) for all its unusual and tasty dishes, adheres to the most strict Kosher guidelines. 3 eggs, any style, are paired with home fries, any type of bagel, excellent lox and cream cheese or with Mediterranean salad in lieu of lox or with Euro fries, 2 pancakes plus bagel, cream cheese and a mini Danish. Omelets, 4 in number, include Italian style (with mozzarella, spinach and pomodoro sauce), vegetarian (with grilled peppers, onions, spinach and mushroom) plus our choices of Mexican (with cheddar, tomato, onion and cilantro) and the Jerusalem omelet (with feta, black olives and zaatar- a spice similar to oregano). Both were juicy with a tasty shell and both were fantastic in taste. “Breakfast specialty” lists 4 bourekas and 2 zivas (puff pastries) filled with such delights as feta, sautéed spinach, potatoes, sautéed mushrooms, melted mozzarella and more. These pastries are chock full of delicious fillings and are heartily recommended. Bagel combinations and five pancake offerings are featured along with an extensive beverage list. Luncheon selections duplicate the dinner choices we sample. Plus 6 sandwiches and 8 “House Specialties” all at very reasonable pricing. Dinner started with a West

Boca salad - a bright ,sweet combination of baby spinach, strawberries, shitake mushrooms, feta and candied walnuts with a raspberry vinaigrette-excellent. The Caesar salad was standard with a very light dressing - just so-so. Soup of the day was a rich, full bodied white bean while the menu listed French onion soup was too light and had little taste. The appetizers list was an eggplant stack - layers of eggplant with mozzarella and ricotta topped with portabella mushrooms and pomodoro sauce - very nice and mild. A second offering was listed as “shrimp tempora”- note; actual shrimp is not Kosher and this is a formed mixture of whitefish And pike is a very poor itemdon’t even think about it! On a bright note - the bruchetta, a baguette with tomato, basil and garlic drizzled with balsamic vinegar is a winner. The Mediterranean plate has pita with humus, babagamoush, eggplant salad and Moroccan tomato relish. A nice foursome of tastes. Three other items are listed as well. Good news - a half dozen pizza listings include a Greek (mozzarella, feta, black olives and zaatar) and a margarita (mozzarella, tomatoes and basil) which were as fine a taste as any Italian pizza parlor could produce. Try both as well as the others offered.

Entrees include a European sea bass with brown butter, mushrooms and chives over garlic mashed potatoes with a fine texture and taste. The salmon skewers, unfortunately, had overdone salmon pieces with the usual peppers and onions. Salmon served as a steak with a teriyaki glaze and basmati rice and sautéed vegetables was flavorful and a fine dish to order. Five other seafood items are to be tested. Pasta is represented by seven listings - we tried the fettucini Alfredo with a very light sauce of cream garlic parmesan - quite nice! Other pastas are a spicy thai, penne a la vodka, baked ziti, eggplant parmesan, oriental pasta and - beware of this the “shrimp scampi”! Desserts feature a so-so tiramisu, a rich and fruity apple crumb cake, strawberry short cake, cheesecake and fine German chocolate cake, black forest cake, ice cream and pastries! Soft drinks, beer and sodas head a list of coffees, shakes, smoothies, lattes for your pleasure.

Pricing is modest for the offerings and there is even a kids menu at dinnertime. European Corner Café seats 75 inside and 60 the the outside patio. Open 7 days as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8PM to 10PM. Friday 8AM to 4PM. Saturday 9AM to 10PM and Sunday 8AM to 10PM. This is an eclectic café that caters to all diners serving a culinary experience. We found it worth the trip, so – Go and Enjoy!

By Frank Reider

What wine should we drink?

95% of the wine consumed in the united states today is priced under $20. What does that mean in practical terms for you the consumer? First, forget French red wines. Any wines under $20 in the United States are mediocre at best. Due to high relation of the euro to the dollar, good wines from France are double that of comparable wines from other parts of the world. Additionally, the cost of making wine in France in relatively high in comparison to the rest of the world. Where can we find great wines under $20? Is there such a thing? The answer is unquestionably yes!! The principal supplier of the United States today with terrific wines under $20 is South America. For great wines in the is price range, look for the whites from Chile, princi-pally chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. They are floral in aroma and subtley fermented in steel containers with a minimum of oak. Most whites from Chile come from vineyards near the Pacific Ocean that produce big,

tasty grapes that allow their talented winemakers to keep the citrus overtones prominent, giving a much more rewarding taste than the unidimensional products of western United States. For reds, the malbecs of Argentina is the fastest growing group in the world. Do not be fooled by fake brands and the on

line web sites. Go to restaurants that specialize in wines to get the great malbec names for your personal use. Additionally, there are wonderful cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, merlot and principally carmenere wines that appeal to every palate. In future articles we will discuss each of these varietals.

Frank reider is the owner of gol! The taste of brazil, the well-known restaurant in delray beach and is author of the book, Wines of passion: the best of south america.

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Jazz, Bossa and Blues opening night with Beatriz Malnic

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Time-Traveling With Woody Allen’s Alter Ego, Owen Wilson Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” could have been written with me in mind. The main character, Gil Pender (Owen Wilson), is a hack Hollywood screenwriter visiting Paris with his fiancée and her parents. Gil makes big bucks as a screenwriter but he dreams of being a more serious writer; a true artist. His fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams) and her unpleasant, materialistic parents think he is off his rocker. I was a would-be writer just out of college, traveling with my fiancée and her very wealthy parents the first and only time I visited Paris. Like Gil’s character I felt alienated and pressured into taking a path not of my choosing. In the case of Gil, serving as Woody Allen’s alter ego, he finds escape in the enduring fantasy of time-travel. At the stroke of midnight a 1920s-vintage Peugeot limousine appears, a door opens and a woman beckons Gil to hop in. The woman is Zelda Fitzgerald (Alison Pill), the troubled wife of American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tom Hiddleston). They are on their way to a party populated by the great literary and artistic figures of Paris in the 1920s. This affords Allen the opportunity to parade his know-

ledge of history, art and literature and to have fun with the stereotypes of such larger-than-life figures as Ernest Hemingway (Corey Stoll), Pablo Picasso (Marcial Di Fonzo Bo), Henri Matisse (Yves -Antoine Spoto) and Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates). In his time-travelling Gil meets the alluring Adriana (Marion Cotilliard), who unsettles him further. Adriana yearns for an even earlier time: the “fin de siècle” golden age of the late 19th century. Allen’s point is that it is easy to romanticize the past. It is much harder to live in the present. Woody Allen’s Paris is every bit as idealized as his Manhattan and thereby lies its appeal. By the same token the gentle, rumpled, handsome actor Owen Wilson is Woody Allen’s physical ideal of himself. Literary fantasy is rarely this pleasurable. Thanks for the escape Woody, I needed that. Best “Hair” Ever At Broward Center When the musical “Hair” made its debut at Joe Papp’s Public Theatre in October 1967, it was already dated. The hippie era it celebrated- if it ever existed- had fizzled out into violence, crime and acrimony. Yet the characters created

by Jerome Ragni, James Rado and Galt MacDermott lived on to become a part of American culture. In a sense “Hair” is as much a period piece as “Oklahoma” or “South Pacific,” but it is back, younger, livelier and sexier than ever in a revival at Broward Center through June 19. This newest version of this modern, mythical, free-form classic combines various incarnations of the story, including the original stage show and the 1979 movie, with added songs and dialogue. Though it makes for a longer show, this is the best all-around “Hair” I have ever seen. The two male leads, the draft-fearing slacker Claude and freeloving hedonist Berger are powerfully realized by Paris Remillard and Steel Burkhardt. Peace activist Sheila, who is loved by Claude but lusts for Berger, is realized with sexy sweetness by Caren Lyn Tackett. Jeanie is pregnant and proud, and Kacie Sheik brings good humor to what could be a troubled character. Matt DeAngelis nicely brings out the sexual ambiguity of Woof. One of the members of the “tribe” is played by Olympic Heights High School and proud FSU graduate, Mike Evariste.

Scene from “Hair” at Broward Center There is a terrific band up on scaffolding onstage, led by pianist David Truskinoff and complete with horn section.. The band doesn’t really let loose until Act II, when guitarist Josh Weinstein begins unleashing power chords and Hendrix-flavored feedback. “Hair” is an in-the-aisles,

in-your-face and tousleyour-hair experience. If you are nervous about having your comfort zone invaded, this is probably not a show for you. If nudity and sex offend, by all means stay away, for the Act I finale includes nude bodies of all shapes and sizes, in their newborn glory.‘

It seems almost quaint now the way “Hair” celebrates pot-smoking, free love and civil disobedience, but if you enjoy it as a period piece you see the cartoonish aspects of this wacky mid-American “tribe.” There is a serious side to “Hair” that is not lost. Young lives were being sacrificed to what turned out to be an unwinnable war, and Claude becomes the martyr symbol for soldiers offered up for sacrifice. For sheer joy and entertainment, it is doubtful you will discover any show this year that tops this “Hair.” Tickets are $25-$69 at Broward Center. Call 954462-0222.

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Tips for finding the right suit for you. Next month a bevy of beauties will descend upon South Florida for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week SWIM. These lovely models will gracefully strut down the runway showcasing the sexy styles of True Religion, Oasis, Nicolita, Lisa Blue and more. But what about the rest of us!? Are you considering popping an antidepressant before heading to the mall to go bathing suit shopping? Okay, we all seem to get body dysmorphic syndrome this time of year, making our butts seem gigantic. But there is an outstanding selection of suits this year, so pick a day when you are feeling happy and head to the shops with your head held high. Before you leave though, take a few minutes to assess your figure, honestly, but not brutally! Think about your lingerie, ladies. What do you like to wear during those

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Trina Turk shows a colorful selection sexy moments? Is there a particular bra you slip on? What about panties? These styles are a good key to what body parts you like to highlight and will guide you to a bathing suit structure that will work well for you. Now think about three great parts of your body. Everybody has some really nice assets. So think about what kinds of suits will show them off. Keep it balanced! That’s the mantra when shopping. Women look best when they are in proportion. Hourglass girls have it easy. Bust and bottom are fairly equal and they have a defined waist. The key to finding a great suit if this is your body shape is to make sure your top offers support and that you avoid mix and match colors or patterns as this can ruin your symmetry. For triangular figures-heavier bottom than bust, consider shopping for separates, look for boy shorts in dark solids and colorful flouncy

tops. For inverted triangle figures, those who are bigger on top, consider again shopping for separates, look for good supportive tops in darker shades, and have fun with colorful and even string bikinis bottoms. Speaking of string bikinis… yes, they are in vogue again, but unless you are appearing at Fashion Week or are under 21, they should probably be avoided. However, there are numerous flattering trends this season, including fun patterns in tribal styles and animal prints and colors in a kaleidoscope of shades. One shoulder looks are also very popular and sexy in a sophisticated way. Cutouts, if you have great abs, are a striking look. Rouching is very popular and can brilliantly camou a tummy. And hardware is hot this season too; look for metal details in tops and bottoms! Great trends and lots of selections, this is the season to be well-suited!

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By Gerald J. Sherman

Crisis Management This week we witnessed a case study in what not to do when a negative situation becomes public domain. George Washington had the right idea by admitting he cut down the cherry tree. Unfortunately, Representative Anthony Weiner made the big mistake of lying and it may be costly to his political career. The impact and media attention could have been somewhat mitigated had he told the truth. Despite all of the hard work an organization or an individual puts into creating a positive public image, it is likely that at some point, somewhere in the media or in the word-of-mouth realm, a negative story may crop up. The source of the negative story can be the individual’s or company’s own doing. The negative story can be a true depiction of events or it can be a complete fabrication without any substantiation. The damage from negative exposure can be disastrous if the audience views the organization/individual with suspicion. Within the field of public relations, crisis management is one of its functions. Crisis management can at times develop into a nasty affair, and we should

be prepared and ready to deal with it. Unchecked, the small and insignificant development of yesterday can easily blow up into the shocking episode of tomorrow. Therefore, a public relations crises should simply not be ignored but addressed as soon as possible. To pretend the crisis is not happening and keep on doing business as usual will not make the crisis go away. Carefully planned and implemented crisis management methods are key to turning a crisis around. It won’t erase it but it can soften the blow. No “No Comment!” “No Comment,” “we will get back to you,” or “at this time we can’t release any information,” To the media, these lame statements mean the company has no grip on the situation and will possibly make matters worse. Appointing a qualified trained individual to “meet the press,” is a necessity. There should always be a plan to deal with a crisis. The Self-Inflicted Crisis When the source of a crisis is the individual’s or organization’s own actions, whether erroneous or intentional, the crisis can be said to be a self-inflicted crisis. In principle, such a crisis could have been avert-

ed had the person/organization been more careful or prudent. Since the person or organization bears the responsibility for the crisis, it must also take a proactive approach to rectifying the damage. When faced with this type of a crisis, they should do whatever it takes to make things right with its audience and the community at large. The admission of fault is usually the preferred way from a crisis management perspective because it demonstrates a first step toward taking responsibility. Organizations and individuals should have a crisis plan in place which includes the message to the media and all concerned parties. For an organization, managing the media requests and press conferences should be a prime concern. Appointing qualified trained individuals to meet the press is a necessity. We are living in a 24-hour communications age. With the advent of cable news, Internet and blogs, the news moves faster than a speeding bullet. Even Superman could not stop news of a crisis from reaching the vast audience it does. Knowing this, it would be foolish to think that a crisis could be shoved under the

proverbial rug in order to avoid negative coverage. If it’s news-it’s out there! So what should we do before a crisis hits? Preparation and planning - the P & P- are our best friends. In fact the P& P should be part of all business plans. The plan should state how the company will react when a crisis appears. There should be a section in the plan devoted to appointing a crisis spokesperson and a crisis team as soon as the crisis is apparent. Then, the managing process should be clearly spelled out, doing the research regarding the crisis at once and then managing the crisis. Contacting the media before they contact you is important but not always possible. Having all the facts, presenting them with integrity, letting the press know what happened, how it happened and what you are doing about the crisis is crucial. Give the media the whole story! Above all, step up to the plate, and apologize to everyone concerned.

BUSINESS BITS • BOCA RATON - The Rotary Club of Boca Raton congratulates Bill Riddick who was honored by the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business Person of the Year. Riddick operates W. J. Riddick Financial Services Group. He is involved in many organizations such as the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Boca Raton, Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba, South Florida Council of Boy Scouts and BNI Broward Diamond Chapter. • BOCA RATON - The deadline is July 1 to apply for a $1,000 college scholarship from the Gold Coast Public Relations Council. If you or someone you know is a full-time student at a Florida college or university and is majoring in public relations or a related field, visit the web site at www. to download a scholarship application and read the requirements. • WEST BOCA RATON - The next meeting of the West Boca Business Connection will be held Wednesday, June 22 AT 8 a.m. at the Bagel Tree Restaurant, 9080 Kimberly Blvd., Boca Raton, in the Hamptons Shopping Center at the southwest corner of Lyons Road and Kimberly Boulevard. Attendance is $7 per person which includes breakfast. The group is seeking new members. The West Boca Business Connection is a networking group which meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Please RSVP to For information contact Lynn Fedoriw at 561-852-4577. • BOCA RATON - Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar is slated to open in early July in Boca Raton, bringing with it the time-honored pizza of New Haven, Conn. and the swank of New York City. Conceptualized by Nick Laudano and proprietary partner Anthony Giovanniello, Nick’s will open at Glades Plaza on Glades Road, between Hooters and Five Guys. This 4,600-square foot pizzeria, bar and lounge offers guests a taste of New Haven-style pizza in a nostalgic atmosphere that pays homage to the era from to 1920s to the 1950s, when this unique style of thin-crust pizza was born. Other regional specialties Nick’s will bring to South Florida include Hummel hot dogs, East Haven-based Foxon Park sodas, Libby’s New Haven Italian ice and homemade cheesecake.

Excerpts from the book, Fashion Public Relations, Gerald J. Sherman & Sar S. Perlman. Fairchild Books, Division of Conde Nast Publications, (2010)

• WEST PALM BEACH - Some 50 members of Leadership Boca visited the Governmental Center on June 1, hosted by Commissioner Steven Abrams. Hearing from elected officials was one of the highlights of their daylong tour of city and county government entities. In addition to Commissioner Abrams, invited speakers included Executive Director Alan Johnson of the Commission on Ethics and State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff. Leadership Boca is sponsored by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

Gerald J. Sherman, of Sherman & Perlman LLC., is a marketing and public relations consultant, sales coach and author who has written several books and articles on these subjects.

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Tyco opens world headquarters building in Boca with long list of amenities Story, photos by Dale M. King BOCA RATON - The new world headquarters building of Tyco International in Boca Raton is more than just a place to work. Its amenities include a concierge, fitness center, dry cleaner, doctor’s office, salon and barber, massage therapy, chiropractor,

dining room, a Starbucks coffee bar, ATM, car wash and work stations with ergonomic, adjustable chairs and electronically adjustable desks that raise to standing height or lower to lap level. Mayor Susan Whelchel, one of the speakers at the opening ceremony Monday, quipped that she planned to resign as mayor to

Tyco’s world headquarters at 1501 Yamato Road, Boca Raton

work at Tyco. Whelchel, U.S. Rep. Allen West and other dignitaries joined Tyco International Chairman and CEO Ed Breen to dedicate the company’s new 171,500 square foot facility that will house more than 700 employees – including 100 being transferred from Texas. Officials said the 700 currently employed at the Tyco building on Military Trail will move to the new center at 1501 Yamato Road. Breen said Tyco signed a long-term lease in August 2010 and recently completed an extensive renovation of the campus that once housed Washington Mutual Bank. The work included installation of energy efficient lighting,

environmentally friendly work stations, advanced teleconferencing facilities and security systems. It has more than 120 cameras integrated with more than 99 card readers. Employees can leave their cars in a secure, attached, sixstory garage. There are uncovered spaces for workers and visitors. “With more than 5,000 employees, Tyco is committed to doing business in the Sunshine State,” said Breen, speaking to local officials and employees who jammed the circular driveway around the entry door of the new center. “This facility allows us to bring together employees from our different busiContinued on page 23

Mayor Susan Whelchel addresses the audience at the opening ceremony

U.S. Rep. Allen West was on hand for the ceremony

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By: Rick Boxx

Available and Accessible Leadership An editorial in the prominent daily business periodical, The Wall Street Journal,mentioned a surprising trend being practiced by some busy executives. According to the report, they are hiring a “chief of staff.” This consists of someone to deal directly with personnel, freeing top executives to handle broader, more corporate-level responsibilities. It seems interesting that at a time when many CEOs already are significantly isolated from their staffs, they now have resorted to appointing another gatekeeper - one more layer of insulation between them and their employees. Obviously, this makes it increasingly challenging for staff to gain direct access to their superiors. This also leads to greater frustration among those who believe their needs are not being heard and their contributions to their companies are not being recognized. Time management is critical, and I suspect this is one reason for this recent tactic. However, truly effective leadership is about “serving” one’s people, not avoiding them. When we regard having to deal with people as a problem, rather than a privilege, our priorities are seriously misaligned. There are many resources

to consult regarding the importance of leaders staying in close contact with those they lead, but some of the best examples are found in the Bible. For instance, in the New Testament we read, “People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Mark 10:13-14). Anyone familiar with the biblical account of Jesus’ life knows He had a very clear mission and a very short time for its fulfillment. Yet He always found time for people that were clamoring for His attention, as we see in the passage above. If the Son of God was willing to be accessible to children, who were virtually regarded as non-persons during that time, should we not also remain available to our staffs? Here are some other principles from the Bible: Monitor the pulse of your staff regularly. How will you know if major problems are arising if you choose not to communicate consistently and closely with your employees? Being oblivious to significant concerns can put your or-

ganization in jeopardy. “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds…the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field…” (Proverbs 27:2327). Provide clear direction by understanding your team. When people believe their leaders know them and seek their best interests, they are inspired to do their very best work. “When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order” (Proverbs 28:2). Offer the same attention and concern you would like to receive. When we have pressing needs, we like to be able to communicate them to others who can be of assistance. As leaders, we should be just as responsive to the people that report to us. “Do to others as you would have them do to you” (Luke 6:31). Copyright 2010, Integrity Resource Center, Inc. Adapted with permission from “Integrity Moments with Rick Boxx,” a commentary on issues of integrity in the workplace from a Christian perspective. To learn more about Integrity Resource Center or to sign up for Rick’s daily Integrity Moments, visitwww.


Hidden ‘treasure’ resurfaces after marriage to captain sinks Question: My ex-wife and I have been divorced for about eight years. We had gone on a vacation to the “Romantic Far East,” and she came back in love with the ship’s captain. The two of them were married soon after our divorce, and moved to California. Our divorce was contentious. We fought over every nickel, and child custody. Looking back at that time, I am embarrassed that we put the children through the mess that we did, just because we were aggravated with each other. A couple of weeks ago I got an e-mail from the “new husband,” who is now her exhusband. He’s let me know that during my divorce the ex-wife bragged to him that she, somehow, took about $250,000 of our money and bought a jumbo CD at a bank in San Diego, which I never found. He said that she still has the money, and sent me the name of the bank and certificate number. In their divorce, she listed the money as her separate property, so she would not have to share it

with him. During our divorce, she filed a couple of financial affidavits, and testified both in a deposition and at trial. At no time was the $250,000 CD mentioned. Is there anything that I can do about that now? Can I get my share of that money? Can I have her arrested for perjury? Answer: If the captain’s story is correct, and you can prove that your exwife hid $250,000 of marital funds from you and the court, at the time of your divorce, you should be able to get a court to order her to pay at least half the hidden amount to you. In addition, you may be awarded interest, and reasonable attorney’s fees for the effort, although your attorney will expect payment for his or her efforts up front. Hiding marital assets constitutes a fraud on you and on the court. Under present Florida law there is no statute of limitations barring pursuit of such a

claim, although you should act immediately. If the CD still exists, your attorney should consider filing an immediate claim for an injunction, prohibiting the ex-wife from removing the money from the bank, or doing anything else to interfere with your rights to the funds. If the money is no longer in a CD, but has been spent, or taken a different form of investment, collection may be more difficult. It is always difficult to predict how the police and State Attorney in your county will look at the criminal aspect of your ex-wife’s behavior. On occasion, they tell you to pursue your civil remedies. If you pursue the criminal remedies, it may have an adverse effect on your relationship with your children. Just think carefully about pursuing criminal remedies, as it may have some unintended consequences.

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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nesses in a cost-efficient space that meets our current needs and provides us flexibility for future expansion,” he said. In her address, Whelchel noted that business development “is not just about bringing new companies, but retaining existing ones.” West praised company leaders for helping to “grow the private sector.” He also gave them an American flag that In the crowd are, from left, Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie, Counflew over the U.S. House. cilwoman Constance Scott and City Manager Leif Ahnell. The ceremony brought out the mayor and all other City Council members; County Commissioner Steven Abrams and State Rep. Lori Berman. Tyco is a global firm that provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products, among other things.

Florida Stage declares bankruptcy WEST PALM BEACH Florida Stage is out of business One of America’s premiere professional theatre companies dedicated exclusively to the development and production of new American plays announced the decision of its Board of Trustees to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. This decision was based upon several critical financial challenges currently facing the organization, specifically a marked downturn in subscription sales for its 2011-12 season, negligible ticket sales for the summer production of “Ella” and a lack of response to the company’s intensive fundraising efforts, which has resulted in an accumulated debt of $1.5 million and an exhaustion of funds to continue operations.

“We have made the difficult, but necessary, decision to cease Florida Stage operations,” said Michael Schultz, Co-Chairman of the Florida Stage Board of Trustees. “Faced with such financial challenges, declining ticket revenues, and insufficient donations, we had no choice but to close the theatre.” He said problems began with the current economic recession, starting in the fall of 2008. The company experienced a decline in ticket revenue and donations, which was further exacerbated by many of their contributors who were victims of the Bernard Madoff scandal. Florida Stage immediately began a budget cutting process, which resulted in furloughs, layoffs, and a reduction of their overall budget from $4.1 million to under $3 Million. It moved from Plaza Del

Mar in Manalapan to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, but that apparently didn’t create the expected positive response. “We felt that our relocation to the Kravis Center was a model of how to respond to the ‘new normal’ of the economic downturn,” said producing director Louis Tyrrell, who founded the company in 1984 as The Learning Stage. But, instead of audience growth, the company experienced a continuing reduction in ticket sales. The Florida Stage subscriber base has diminished from more than 7,000 at its height to less than 2,000 for the 2011-12 Season. “We appreciate the audience that has been there for us throughout these last 24 years,” said Tyrell. “They are the reason Florida Stage was able to exist.”

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CARTER’S CORNER By Carter Helschien

Prioritizing: A Vital Ability in Life A major concern many pa-rents have is if they are raising their children pro-perly. Generally, parents consider the best method of raising their children to be whatever method best prepares them for the “real world” and adult life. Though there are many aspects to raising children, one skill that I believe is highly important that children be taught as early as possible is the ability to prioritize. Not only does this ability mean that children will be able to balance various aspects of daily life, but they will most likely also have happier, stress-free lives. The ability to prioritize is a skill that is useful for children and adults alike. Moreover, the ability to prioritize is a skill necessary throughout life. It is my strong belief that if children are taught very early on how to prioritize,

both in school and out, children will be much better prepared to balance the various challenges in adult life. Almost universally children are taught as early as possible simple tasks deemed necessary for daily life such as how to tie shoes or how to say their “a-b-c’s.” I believe that children should be taught from the same early age how to prioritize various tasks, such as being taught in what order to complete a given five assignments and why. Consequently, teaching children to prioritize will help instill in them vital thinking-patterns that will help teach them specific thoughtprocesses. Furthermore, these thought processes will help them initially and in the long-run to easily manage various aspects of adult life. Moreover, if children learn from a young age

how to manage various responsibilities, they will be able to easily manage such comparatively simple tasks as balancing sports and academics, extra-curriculars, and, as adults, jobs and families. Not only will children be less-stressed when encountering future problems, but they will also easily be able to come up with out-of-thebox solutions to complex problems simply by the fact that they are more focused on an individual task as a result of being able to prioritize their responsibilities. Prioritizing responsibilities in life is a vital ability that is necessary not only for adults but also for children. Consequently, the earlier children are taught to prioritize, the better-equipped they will be to handle the challenges they encounter in daily life.

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BOCA VIEW By Al Zucaro

Boca Raton: The International Education Capital of Palm Beach County Who would have thought of education as a driver of international business? If you have not, I suggest you take another look. Throughout Palm Beach County there are many indices supporting the proposition that the greater Boca Raton area is the international education capital of Palm Beach County. International education is prevalent throughout all educational platforms and supports a significant influx of foreign capital into industry clusters ranging from real estate to corporate location. Recently, while participating in the Boca Raton Chamber’s ‘Leadership Boca’ program, these realities became uniquely apparent. Starting at the pre-K level and continuing through doctoral programming, education is, in part, responsible for foreign capital being invested throughout the community and for the growing international reputation of south Palm Beach County and Boca Raton. Examples are easily identified. St. Andrews, a private institution, is an incredible attractor of foreign capital. With its student body significantly represented by foreign nationals and a course curriculum designed with a global prospective, parents from around the world compete for their children to attend this important educational institution. St. Andrew’s prepares students

for what leads to university offerings at major institutions in the county with a growing international focus and is but one example of private educational institutions throughout the greater Boca Raton area contributing to the area’s international prominence. A cursory look at the Palm Beach County public school system demonstrates a global prospective as well. An often quoted statistic is that on any given day, over 140 languages are heard through the halls of Palm Beach County’s schools. Palm Beach State College, Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University in Boca Raton each have hundreds of students from around the globe. Foreign nationals flock to attend these education centers. With these foreign students come investments in real estate and business as well. It is quite unusual to think of Boca Raton as a ‘college town’ but clearly the greater Boca Raton area has this characteristic. Real estate professionals are quick to point out the impact that university participants have on the housing market and the influx of foreign capital to the area. Businesses also recognize the economic impact of foreign nationals. Moreover, there is an ever increasing effort by business development agencies to tap into foreign capital. For foreign students, the educational experience of-

ten is the precursor to industry and relocation. This is where education and industry naturally intersect. However, I have yet to find the enlightened business development officer who has tapped into this natural intersection. Kudos should be extended to Lynn University. Through the vision of Dr. Donald Ross and his founding of the Irish American University in Dublin, Ireland, Lynn University provides a real time example of reaching to the next level. Taking a bit of editorial privilege, may I suggest that Lynn University’s enlightened individual development effort will translate to a collective community betterment. This efforts goes far to support the proposition that Boca Raton is the international educational capital of Palm Beach County and further supports my previous proposition that Boca Raton is the international business capital of the county as well... So I suggest to this community, its political and civic leaders, its business and cultural voices….what are we waiting for….let’s get together and say, loudly and clearly, BOCA RATON IS THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND EDUCATION CAPITAL OF PALM BEACH COUNTY…… Second to none and ready to take its story throughout the hemisphere and across the globe…..

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Story, photo by Pam D’Addio BOCA RATON - Hi, I’m Zena, an American Staffordshire Bull Terrier, a 6 monthold spayed female weighing 35 pounds. I’ve had a “ruff ” start to my life so far, but things are looking up now. I was rescued by Tri County Humane Society from a shelter where I was destined to be euthanized. I had one of the worst cases of mange that TC staff had ever seen, complete with scabs and open sores. Their loving care has brought out the beautiful dog that was underneath all that neglect and abuse and now I’m ready for adoption. I’m spayed, housebroken, and good with kids, cats and other dogs. I even know how to sit when you ask (see my adorable photo). Best of all, I have a wonderful, happy, exuberant, friendly personality and I’m ready for the life I deserve. Ask to meet me and let me show you the love of a rescued dog! I’m available for adoption at Tri-County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adoption fees for companion animals are $110 and up. Animals are heartworm-tested and up-to-date on vaccinations. Included in the adoption fee is one year of free office visits to Regency Veterinary Clinic. Please visit us to find a lost pet or to consider adding a shelter dog or cat to your family. We have puppies and kittens, too! Call (561) 482-8110 or view many of our available animals and volunteer opportunities at: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at ‘TriCounty Humane’.

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Boca Raton Company and NBA Superstar LeBron James team up Miami Heat forward LeBron James is now in the business of giving energy. So is Boca Raton Businessman Warren Struhl, and partners Jesse Itzler and Maverick Carter. The foursome has launched a new energy strip called “Sheets Energy Strips”. The product is part of Purebrands LLC, a Boca Raton-based company that creates, acquires and markets products. James, a seven-time all star, said he has been using the product before workouts and Heat games. “Taking a Sheet is part of my pregame and halftime ritual,” James said. Sheets energy strip is the

easiest way to do energy and it’s very simple to use. All you do is put a paperthin strip on your tongue and let it dissolve. One serving delivers a jolt of caffeine, along with vitamins B and E. “A serving of Sheets energy strips contains 100mg of caffeine - comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee. Sheets energy strips have no sugar, no calories and no carbs. They are individually packed and extremely convenient, so you can put a Sheet in your wallet or your pocket” says Struhl, the CEO of the company. Jesse Itzler, one of the founders also added, “We spent a year on it. We went

through a lot of different renditions before we got to a point where we said, ‘Wow, we nailed it.” Sheets energy strip can be found at GNC but additional retail distribution partners will be announced in the next few weeks. LeBron James isn’t the only Miami hotshot who is part of this new energy business, Miami native and international recording artist Pitbull will spearhead the brand’s entire Hispanic marketing efforts creating innovative advertising, marketing and promotional initiatives to reach Latino consumers worldwide. “As soon as he took a Sheet he wanted to be a part of the team” said Struhl of Pitbull’s involvement in the “Sheet movement”. Other athletes who are

part of this movement are New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoude-mire, Denver Nuggets forward Danillo Galinari and Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice. Why should you take a Sheet? Warren Struhl gives you a few simple reasons: “It’s a product not only for athletes but for people who need a boost in the morning, during the work day, at the gym, studying for a final exam or driving a truck at 2am. This is a product that can help anybody who wants the benefits of energy without the side effects associated with sugar, carbs and other chemicals that can slow you down” Sheets are currently on sale at your local GNC Stores or online at

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Strikers Rally Late to Defeat Defending Champions;

By: Orlando Greenwald Hosting the Islanders from Puerto Rico, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers brought their endless win streak to an end. Even though the Strikers haven’t lost in 7 of their last 8 games, they haven’t seen a win since April 23rd. The game started off with an early goal by Strikers forward, Abe Thompson in the 11th minute. Paulinho Le Petit was focused and was attacking the goal strong. The early lead was kept during the first half which was very physical. Ending the first half at 1-0, the Islanders came out strong and much more energized in the second half.

Islanders’ midfielder, Nick Addlery scored a rebound goal in the 63rd minute after Strikers goalie, Matt Glaeser barely saved it off his finger tips. Islanders forward, Jonathan Fana scored from an assist by Nick Addlery in the 66th minute to put Puerto Rico ahead 2-1. With only 10 minutes remaining in the game, and fans known as “Striker Likers” still cheering on the Strikers, Fort Lauderdale put on a comeback in stylish fashion. On a set piece, Cristian Arrieta scored to tie the game at 2-2. Not wanting to settle for another tie, Jean-Phillipe Peguero scored the game winning goal in the 87th minute

thanks to a brilliant pass from David Santamaria. Peguero was removed from the game for two years having knee injuries that caused his retirement, but signed with the Strikers in April and was the hero in Saturday’s huge win. With the thrilling victory, the Strikers have put themselves back in the playoff picture, with plenty of the season still to come. The Strikers continue their homestand June 11th against the Minnesota Stars which currently are in second place in the North American Soccer League. Fans are urged to come to the games, especially after such a comeback win that was keyed by the passionate “Striker Likers.” The Fort Lauderdale Strikers extend their unbeaten streak to three games, and seven of the last eight. The Strikers record is now 2-5-2 and the Islanders are 3-2-3. The Fort Lauderdale Strikers next game is at home against the Minnesota Stars Saturday June 11th at 7:30 p.m.

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Golf Lessons From a Zen Master By: Albert Medinas When watching golf on television, one cannot help but wonder how men and women can make millions of dollars playing a game that looks so simple. Honestly, who can’t hit a ball into a hole with 4 or 5 tries? Ahh, but golf is another one of those “finer arts”, and it can take years and years of practice before you break par - let alone try for those birdie thingies! For people looking to get into the sport, golf lessons are probably the best way to go - unless you were raised on the greens like dear Tiger. So, is there any real difference between instructors, or will anyone do?

Hey look, there are $7 an hour fry cooks at McDonald’s and $100,000 per year chefs - both can teach you how to cook, but the results you’ll experience will be far different. While a higher price does not always mean higher quality, it is a good rule of thumb to go by when looking for the “Zen Master” instructor for your golf lessons. How do I choose an instructor? As with almost any decision we make, the budget is always a factor. How much money can you afford? Are these golf lessons to help you meet clients, or are you just looking to learn how to play the game? If

you really don’t like golf but know it would be a great business asset, then you will want a better instructor. After all, the golf lessons then become a business investment, correct? You will generally find the more experienced and sought-after instructors giving golf lessons at the higher end clubs and resorts. A Las Vegas golf lesson at the Walter’s Golf Academy might be given by Chuck Matlack, Mike Davis, or Jimmie Pollard all of whom are seasoned pro’s with great portfolios - and with great rates to match! Do I have to have private golf lessons, or are there other options? Now that is a very good

question. You can either receive golf lessons from an instructor in a one-onone setting, or attend a “Golf School” where lessons are given in groups. Clearly, you will get more personalized golf lessons with a personal instructor, but the process can take months, and progress may be slow. But if you want to save some money and need a crash course, then golf lessons from one of the many available schools is the route to take. What else should I know? You should definitely know your own commitment level. Look - golf lessons are not cheap. Whatever you learn - be it from Jimmie Pollard during a Las Vegas

golf lesson or at Greg’s Golf Shack - you will need to reinforce what you learn with practice. Otherwise, you are just wasting your money. So be sure that you really want to play the game, be it for business or pleasure, before deciding to take golf lessons. As with anything else, you’ll want your golf instructor or school to be the best investment of both time and money possible. Therefore, don’t be afraid to ask for references, or even to interview the potential instructors before making a decision. After factoring in budget, instruction style, and your own commitment level, select the best golf lessons option for you and your

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The Big Retiree: Shaquille O’Neal calls it quits after 19 Memorable Seasons By: Matt Blue Shaquille O’Neal has certainly had plenty of nicknames during the course of his storied and legendary career. The most notable ones were the Big Aristotle, Big Diesel, Big Daddy, Superman and the Big Cactus. The Big Retiree (which is the nickname I have decided to give him for now), announced his decision to retire via Twitter on Wednesday. Everything was bigger with Shaquille O’Neal. Not only was he physically overpowering and imposing standing 7 ft. 1 in. tall and weighing 325 pounds but he also established himself as one of the greatest Centers to ever play the game. O’Neal played for six different teams during his 19 years in the league. He was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first pick in 1992. He came into the NBA as a 19 year old kid and he retired as a 39 year old. He was the oldest current player in the NBA. Shaq had a very successful career winning four NBA championships. He won three consecutive NBA championships in 2000, 2001 and 2002 with the LA Lakers. The last title he won came in 2006 with the Miami HEAT. O’Neal walked away from the game on Wednesday with the 5th most points scored in NBA history. He finished his career with 5,250 postseason points which is good for the 4th most all time. In addition, Shaq was a one-time league MVP and a three time NBA Finals MVP. As to why Shaq only won league MVP award is absolutely stunning and perplexing as far as I’m concerned. Shaquille O’Neal had a larger than life personality. He was known as a fun loving, charismatic and engaging character who transcended basketball. He was a famous movie star, popular rapper and a savvy businessman. Even if you weren’t a very big fan of Shaq’s, you still must acknowledge and respect the fact that he made a great contribution to the game of basketball. He made the game more fascinating and exciting. You could feel his exuberance; passion and love for the game by watching him ball it up on the court. There will never be another Shaquille O’Neal. Unless you clone him (which I don’t think is going to happen anytime soon.) Knowing Shaq, he probably isn’t anywhere close to being finished yet. Who knows what Shaq may have up his sleeve as he begins his life away from basketball?

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East /West Boca Raton, Highland Beach , Delray Beach FL - June 9 through June 15, 2011 •Year II •Number 051

Boca Raton Company and NBA Superstar LeBron James team up See page 28

Strikers Rally Late to Defeat Defending Champions See page 29

The Big Retiree: Shaquille O’Neal calls it quits after 19 Memorable Seasons See page 31

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