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CLUB SERVICE DIRECTORY ROTARY CLUB BOCA RATON WEST President Marco Dombrowski Thursdays 7:30 pm Picanha Brasil 22797 State Road 7 Boca Raton, FL 33428 ROTARY CLUB BOCA RATON President Bill Ridick Wednesdays 12:00 pm Via Mizner Country Club 6200 Boca Del Mar Dr, Boca Raton, Florida 33433 ROTARY CLUB BOCA RATON SUNSET President Ron LeBright Mondays 6:00 pm 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL ROTARY CLUB BOCA RATON DOWNTOWN President Alan Kaye Fridays 12:00 lunch Bogart’s Bar & Grille (Cinemark/Premier Level) 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 ROTARY CLUB BOCA RATON CENTRAL President Dr. Bob Eckelson Tuesdays 12 pm The Capital Grille 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 Check with the Hostess to confirm dining the room. LIONS CLUB OF DELRAY BEACH President Sandra Barre 2nd Tuesday, 6 pm at Heritage Park 5861 Heritage Park Way, Delray Beach FL 33484 4th Tuesday, 6 pm at City Library 100 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach FL BOCA RATON LIONS CLUB President Hazel Mc Intyre 1st Monday, 7 pm 399 NW 35th St. , Boca Raton FL

Quote of the Week: For they shall add to thee length of days, and years of life, and peace. Proverbs 3:2

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Boca Police Safety Tip Q: Do I need to change the address on my driver’s license when I move, even if I still live in the same city? A: Florida state statute 322.19 requires you to update your driver’s license address within 10 days after moving. If you currently hold a credit-card style license issued after 1996 then you can renew online at or you can mail in a completed change of address form. Crime and safety questions are answered by officers from the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit

Boca Raton Police Blotter 11/16/2012 SHOPLIFTING/ RETAIL THEFT On 11/16/12, at Sears in the Town Center at Boca Raton mall, 5900 W Glades Road, a 55-year-old suspect was arrested for shoplifting after he allegedly stole two hand tools worth $30.98. He was taken to the county jail. 11/16/2012 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED Following a traffic stop on NW 4th Avenue, Ofc Graham arrested a 26-year-old suspect for driving while intoxicated. He was taken to the county jail. 11/17/2012 SIMPLE BATTERY Officer McInnis arrested a 37-year-old woman for simple battery (dating violence) following an altercation with her boyfriend. She was taken to the county jail. 11/21/2012 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT Police responded to a physical disturbance between a male and female at a residence on NW 67th Street. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 35-year-old female party. 11/17/2012 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA An adult and a male juvenile were arrested for possession of marijuana/paraphernalia following a traffic stop on West Yamato Road. They were issued notices to appear in court. 11/16/2012 VANDALISM TO VEHICLE A male juvenile was arrested for criminal mischief for smashing windows in a van. Juvenile was issued a notice to appear in court and released. 11/16/2012 SIMPLE BATTERY TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Police responded to a residence on West Camino Real. Officer Melgar arrested 33-year-old man for simple battery on an employee, criminal mischief after he smashed a laptop computer and battery on Officer Rosen after he kicked him in the leg. The officer did not sustain any visible injuries. The suspect was taken to the county jail.

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Temple Beth El to conduct Chanukah under the Stars at Mizner

BOCA RATON -- Temple Beth El of Boca Raton will celebrate Hanukkah this year with its annual Hanukkah under the Stars event from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 14 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. This free community event is free and open to the public. It will invite members from the South Florida Jewish community to come together to celebrate the Hanukkah holiday. The event will feature a children’s area that will open at 5 p.m. and includes bounce houses, face painting, hair wraps and crafts. A gourmet food truck expo will also be a highlight of the evening, featuring a variety of food for purchase such as Italian, Mediterranean, American and vegetarian. Kid friendly cuisine, such as latkes, bagels, donuts, candy, desserts and beverages, will also be available for purchase. The Hanukkah and Shabbat service begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature Cantorial Soloist Lori Shapiro, Rabbi Dan Levin and Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Brockman. Temple Beth El’s adult choir, Shir Ruach, the teen group, and Shir Joy (youth choir for grades 3-6)

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will also be featured. “We are so excited to celebrate Chanukah this year in an entertaining and exciting way at our Chanukah under the Stars event.” said Susan Stallone, director of Communications and Programming at Temple Beth El. “At Temple Beth El, we are always looking for engaging ways to make services filled with meaning and entertainment for people of all ages in the community to enjoy.” Part of the proceeds will benefit Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services of Boca Raton and the Giving Tree of Temple Beth El, providing needy families, senior citizens and kids aging out of foster care with basic necessities as well as holiday gifts. Temple Beth El is a Reform congregation affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. Temple Beth El of Boca Raton is Boca Raton’s first Jewish house of worship and consists of two campuses. The Main Campus is in East Boca at 333 SW 4th Avenue. The Beck Family Campus, a 6-acre educational campus, is located in West Boca at 9800 Yamato Road, just east of 441.

The Tribune is “where community news can be found 24/7, 365 days a year,” said Publisher Douglas Heizer. Since the Tribune began operating nearly three years ago, it has fulfilled its mission to “publish news from schools, non-profit groups, civic organizations, houses of worship, business groups and businesses, Boca Raton City Hall and stories from and about East and West Boca Raton.” It also publishes a multitude of photos, most in color, and encourages people to submit their own

pictures. The Tribune’s float will recall the days when newsboys rode bicycles and tossed papers into yards. This ties in with the parade’s theme this

year, “Celebrating Community.” In three years, the Tribune, which began as a website that was and continues to be updated daily, has spun off two sister editions, the Delray Beach Tribune and the Coral Springs Tribune, which also have websites. “The paper is 100 percent community-oriented and public input is encouraged,” said Heizer. “The website allows for blogs and responses to stories.” “Our Internet version is updated 24/7 and our news is also available throughout Facebook and Twitter,” Heizer said. “The Boca Raton Tribune is distributed free and made available to more than 30,000 readers and businesses throughout Boca Raton and surrounding areas.” The Tribune reminds residents that Boca’s annual Holiday Street Parade will be held Dec. 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. It will conclude with fireworks. The parade begins on Federal Highway at SE 8th Street and runs north to Mizner Park. For more information, visit

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This is the last article in a 5-part series from One Boca, One Future spotlighting the City of Boca Raton’s most valuable yet underrealized growth area: The Northwest Sector, the space on the map between I-95 and Military Trail, Clint Moore Road and Spanish River Blvd. What is a community of the future? As business and government leaders contemplate this question in Boca Raton and its Northwest Sector, many answers and definitions come to mind. A “community of the future” is a destination for leading-edge companies and the bright, entrepreneurial minds who create and run them. It is a place on the front lines of innovative technology, where disruptive applications take root, and business development thrives. It’s where companies want to base headquarters or regional operations to avail themselves of essential amenities and benefits found nearby. Such essentials include robust housing options for management executives and employees of all levels – from single-family estate homes to high-end, multifamily communities suitable for a young, educated and high-wage workforce. With such housing in place, an Community News

existing or emerging transit infrastructure facilitates and simplifies commuting and fosters a sense of community. Sustainable design initiatives that tap planned mobility development create a community that encourages pedestrian-friendly living and reduces impacts on the environment. People walk, bike or take mass transit to work, lunch or on errands, opting – when possible – to leave the car at home. Lower traffic volumes would limit impact on surrounding neighborhoods.

“As employers and employment grow, so, too, does the city’s tax base – delivering citywide prosperity from small-yet-focused clusters of growth. Such revenues will reduce the need for either service reductions or tax hikes for everyone.” Neighborhood-oriented retail options give people a place to meet, shop and collaborate on personal or professional pursuits. Such benefits would include grade school and higher education institutions, where executives or older employees would send their children, or any employee may seek continuing education for career or personal advancement. Companies themselves would find a rich pool of talent which to recruit from

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Over the past several weeks, a snapshot of Boca Raton has been As employers and employment presented. It has offered an organgrow, so, too, does the city’s tax ically generated, new look at the base – delivering city-wide pros- city and its Northwest Sector that perity from small-yet-focused have come about through commuclusters of growth. Such revenues nity partnering encouraged by our will reduce the need for either ser- city leaders. From its residential vice reductions or tax hikes for offerings, retail amenities and the everyone – while providing much- benefits of creating a sustainable needed investments in city-wide community, readers have learned what can come from turning the opportunities. few remaining and vacant industrially-zoned, shovel-ready parcels Above all else, the future will be of developable land into a live / pursued by a network of like- work / learn / play community minded business leaders, execu- built better, brighter, smarter and tives and employees with a shared greener by and for those who call and energetic vision for the com- it home. munity’s future. A city prepared to maximize on the 21st Century will aggressively capitalize on attributes that are changing communities across the country. Its leadership will work with area business and property owners to partner on dreams to ensure the best city-wide outcome. Nowhere is the promise of a “community of the future” more a reality than in Boca Raton, and especially its 966-acre Northwest Sector and the Arvida Park of Commerce. In this under-utilized area between Interstate 95 and Military Trail, technology, corporate headquarters, light manufacturing and service businesses share the commonality of business leaders similarly interested in the forward-focused prospects of an entire city made stronger by smart, suitable and sustainable de-

Boca Raton has all these elements in place to purposefully position it perfectly for the economy of tomorrow. From intellectual and physical infrastructure to highend housing to A-rated schools that prepare a high-caliber workforce primed to carry the entire city into the future, it’s all here. The benefits – from growth of the tax base to recognition as a world-class community – would touch every resident of the city. Boca Raton’s Northwest Sector exemplifies the promise our future holds. Together, we can create One Boca One Future. To learn more about this effort to revitalize Boca Raton’s future, visit

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Environmental Volunteer Opportunities in December The Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) has two weekday volunteer events and three weekend activities planned for December. Two are in Boca Raton. The projects are designed for volunteers ages 16 and older. Volunteers 15 and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Volunteers can register for an event by calling Ann Mathews at 561-233-2426 or emailing her at One event involves mulching and planting native grasses, assisting a local Boy Scout with his Eagle Scout project. It takes place at the Pondhawk

Natural Area in Boca Raton Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional site information, visit http:// Volunteers should wear long pants, T-shirts and sneakers or hiking boots. Mulch will be moved by wheelbarrow to areas along the multiuse trail Some 5,000 grass seedlings will be planted near the wetland restoration area. Volunteers do not need to stay for the entire day. Restroom facilities are available inside the library (opening at 9 a.m.) ERM will supply tools, gloves and refreshments. Event participation is limited to the first 20 volunteers who


first 20 volunteers who register.

Another event in Boca is Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Yamato Scrub Natural Area, 701 Clint Moore Road. Volunteers will stabilize the wetland restoration area; and plant native grass seedlings. Information is available by visiting natural/natural-areas/yamato-scrub/ Volunteers should wear old clothes and shoes as the habitat may be wet and muddy in spots. Hats and sunscreen are recommended. Restroom facilities (Port-a-lets) are available in the parking lot. ERM will supply tools, gloves, and refreshments for the volunteers. Event participation is limited to the

Other events are: Dec. 5, trash removal in the Acreage Pines Natural Area, 6405 140th Ave. North, The Acreage. Dec. 8, trash removal along Intracoastal Waterway and U.S. Highway 1 in Jupiter Ridge Natural Area, 1800 S. U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter Dec. 19, removing trash from mangrove shoreline and wooded areas of scrub at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, Jupiter

Boca Firefighters save Pets from Home Blaze

BOCA RATON – Firefighters from the Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Department not only extinguished a blaze at a home on SW 3rd Street recently, but also rescued several pets, a fire report says.

Crews responded at 2:55 p.m. Nov. 19. Black smoke was seen billowing from the home by the first arriving firefighters. They said they had to force entry into the house because the occupants were not at home. “The fire was immediately extinguished, preventing further damage to the home,” said Chief Gergora said. “The aquarium electrical equipment is under investigation as the possible cause of the fire.”

Exhaust fan vents smoke “Firefighters saved a dog, several birds that were in two cages and even three tropical fish from the fire” that broke out in a room of the single-family home at 301 SW 3rd St., said Assistant Chief Michael Gergora.

Electrical equipment in aquarium may have caused fire, say officials

Holiday Tour set for Boca Raton Resort & Club BOCA RATON – The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum will present a historic holiday tour of the Boca Raton Resort & Club Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at the club, 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton. The cost is $25 for adults, $20 for BRHS&M members. There is an $11 valet fee per car. RSVP is required by 3 p.m. on the day of the tour. Call (561) 395 6766 extension 100. The tour is not recommended for children under 12 years of age. This is a walking tour; wear comfortable shoes.

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Good news coming from Boca Ratonians this week

I hate bad news. So it’s really great when we get word of good things happening to people in Boca Raton. I got an email around Thanksgiving from our good friend, Lynn Laurenti, who reported that daughter Susanna has presented her with a second grandchild – this one a granddaughter named Maizie. “The Klein-Laurenti-Weiser clan has a lot to be thankful for this year as we welcome Maizie! She arrived on Sunday, Nov. 18, and she weighed in at 7 pounds, one ounce.” She said Susanna was able to have a normal pregnancy after giving birth to her first child, Gavin, by Caesarean section. By the way, Lynn Klein Laurenti is special assistant to President Mary Jane Saunders at Florida Atlantic University. Susanna was a fellow reporter at the Boca Raton News in the “good old days.”

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claimed: “Maizie’s full name is (sound of trumpets, please) Maizie (because Susanna and Ed love the name and it starts with the same letter as Marsha, which is Ed’s mother’s name), Hope (so she’ll have hope all her life), Gwendolynn (because my name is at the end of it) Weiser. We have a long history in our family of giving kids four names.” Happy belated Thanksgiving to all of you. Here’s another piece of good news about Boca Raton native and wildly popular singer and actress Ariana Grande and her work on the Nickelodeon Network. The 19-year-old is taking her character of Cat Valentine from the Nickelodeon show, “Victorious” to a new series on the same network. She is teaming up with Jennette McCurdy (“Sam Puckett” on “iCarly”) for a new show tentatively called “Sam & Cat.” The story will follow the girls when they move in together as roommates and start a babysitting business to rake in some extra cash. “You know the Nick routine -- there’s an awesome supporting cast, and of course, lots of crazy hijinks ensue,” says the Huffington Post. I’m hoping to get an interview with Ariana when she’s in town again – whenever that may be. I’ve been in touch with her grandmother, Marge, a good friend of Henrietta, Countess de Hoernle. The Countess is waiting patiently to read about the musical phenom. (If you want to see her, check YouTube for the video of “Put Your Hearts Up,” it’s a great song.) Here’s something I didn’t know. Jennette and Ariana have nearly four million Twitter followers between the two of them, so it’s no surprise the news of the show has begun trending worldwide. If you are reading this, Ariana – and I can’t think of any reason why you shouldn’t. Denny’s is offering a new special: Red velvet Pancake Puppies. Readers, you’ll just have to figure that out (Hint: Check her hair color).

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Letters to the Editor Dear Mr. Gora, I read your article but I do not understand if in the end, at present Florida law does or does not require to include financial affidavits as public records in divorce judgements. I ask this question because last July I got an uncontested divorce with a Marital Settlement Agreement and at that time was not even discussed at the hearing the fact that we would have prefered not having our

financial affidavits in public records. Could I at this point request the court of not making them publicly available? What is the the Florida Statues governing this issue? Thank you very much for your reply that I am confident will help me to better understand the issue. Sincerely yours, Manuela Bramante

Maizie, one day old Both are wonderful friends -- and great writers, I might add. Gavin had some potentially serious health problems when he was born, but the family got through it with tears, strength and courage. Lynn said Maizie also had some troubles in the start. She spent three days under observation in the Neonatal ICU. “She had an EKG and an echocardiogram, both of which turned out normal, thank God,” said Lynn. “Susanna and Ed (Weiser) brought her home — and I got to spend a little time with her when she was fully awake. I had visited with her two times earlier when she was in the NICU, but she was groggy both times.” “She’s incredibly alert for a newborn baby! She looks directly at you with her bright little eyes, turns her head to get a better look around, waves her arms, etc. Right now, she has blue eyes and blondish hair. I’m in love all over again!” In her typically humorous manner, Lynn pro-

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This week for “Thoughts from the Publisher” I have decided to use a column written by Robert J. Tamasy. His column is fantastic and it makes you wonder which you rather have, Character or Reputation. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. If you needed to select an attorney, a new CPA, a different supplier, or perhaps a new janitorial service for your office, how would you go about evaluating possible candidates? Looking through phone books or online listings would not be very helpful, since they provide only limited information. So we might consult with friends and trusted associates, taking the “satisfied customer” approach. Or we could get a report from the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been registered against persons or companies we are considering.

Character Or Reputation? You Choose

Often in hiring new employees we employ a similar strategy: We contact references they provide to ask their opinions, or call previous employers to ask for information – to the extent the law permits. Whether looking for new services or to hire new staff, we want to know what kind of reputation they have. But is reputation always a true indicator of what we can expect? We all have heard about business and professional leaders, along with elected officials, who once had flawless reputations only to have them destroyed when secrets of moral or ethical failures were revealed. Why is this? Recently I heard someone make an important distinction. He said, “Character is who you really are. Reputation is who people think you are.” In other words, what you see externally is not always what you get. For instance, I can think of public speakers I appreciated, imagining how enjoyable it would be to

have them as friends. On several occasions, however, I discovered that although those individuals were excellent in speaking publicly, privately their personalities and behavior were very different. In the workplace, this distinction between character and reputation is important. In marketing, image is emphasized. Sometimes we refer to it as the “brand.” The goal is to convince consumers, customers and clients we are who we want them to think we are. Unfortunately, sometimes people wear masks, disguising themselves and concealing what they truly are inside. There might be valid reasons for this: shame, embarrassment, feelings of not being “good enough.” But if our “masks” are deliberate attempts to deceive, the problem is serious – and usually the truth becomes evident over time. Good character almost always results in a good reputation, but a good reputation does not always ensure good character, individually or corporate-

ly. Consider what the Bible says: Be wary of outward appearances. We tend to judge people according to perceptions – what we see and hear. What we perceive, however, can be inaccurate. In 1 Samuel 16:7 we’re told, “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Proverbs 16:3 adds, “All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the Lord weighs the heart.” Guard your own motivations. We can be guilty ourselves of attempting to deceive, misrepresenting who we are. But if we are to be people of integrity, that includes being honest about the image we project. “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Proverbs 4:23). The ideal individual has a good reputation – built on a foundation of good character. The apostle John described such a person. “Demetrius has a good testimony from all, and from the truth itself ” (3 John 12).

POSITIVE LIVING By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.

Facing Life As It Is! Some people prefer to live an imaginary life in the world, instead of honestly facing life as it truly is! They themselves can never reach the standards they’ve set for others, even if in some things they try to leave that impression! People are different from one another albeit some commonalities between

them and the rest of humanity truly exist. The circumstances under which people operate also vary, forcing their effect in each person affected by them to respond in his and her unique ways! It is far better for every human occupant of planet earth to acknowledge life as it is rather than what each might want it to be! Each should acknowledge

all the good that is available and possible, besides all the evil which cannot be ignored. No earth dweller is perfect, nor ever will be while occupying this territory under the sun. No person is capable of satisfying another on anything to the fullest degree. Not everyone is motivated by the same ideas and ideals pres-

ent in the world, nor can everybody respond in like manner to whatever affects them, be it good or ill! That’s why nobody should force their personal opinions, wishes, or whims on others, particularly because individuality is a trade mark unique to each person.

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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Developing Patience Life is a test in patience! This week you can expect to be tested at least four different ways:

1. Discover a new perspective. Find a new way of looking at the situation. Patience always begins by changing the way you think about something. And there is always more than one way to look at something, turning a negative into a positive. “A man’s wisdom gives him patience” (Proverbs 19:1).

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rather than let them make you angry or irritated. Find the fun in your frustrations. Medical studies have shown that on average, people with a sense of humor tend to live longer than those who do not. “A relaxed attitude lengthens a man’s life” (Proverbs 14:30).


Q My wife has always worked for her father’s restaurant in one capacity or another. She started Interruptions – You will sit down to dinin the kitchen as a helper when she ner and someone will knock at your front was in high school, later waitressed, door, or your telephone will ring. You will later she took care of the front of be in the restroom and someone will call for the restaurant. For the last several you. Or you will be working feverishly on a deadline, you cannot afford any interrup2. Develop a sense of humor. Learn to years, she managed the restaurant, tions, and your boss will ask you to attend laugh at yourself and your circumstances after her father retired. Inconvenience – Your flight will be canceled or delayed; trouble with your car may leave you stuck somewhere along the road, or even in your garage; or someone will ask for your help at an inopportune moment. How will you react? Irritations – Somehow, in some way you will be annoyed by some of those little things that are beyond our control and make life uncomfortable. Irritation tends to bring out either the best in us - or the beast in us. Which will it be for you? Inactivity – You will be forced to wait ... in lines, in offices, in traffic, in elevators. When you have much to do, and too little time in which to do it, standing still can try anyone’s patience. Many people I know would rather do almost anything but have to wait for any reason. Research has proven that people who are habitually impatient are the ones most prone to become heart attack victims. Their added stress can prove too much for a secretly ailing heart. Perhaps that is why Proverbs 19:2 warns us, “Impatience will get you into trouble.” You could probably provide a few personal examples of that truth. If you would like some practical advice for learning to be patient, the Bible is an excellent place to look for suggestions. Consider the following:

3. Deepen your love. When you are filled with love, almost nothing can provoke you but if you are filled with anger almost anything will. Love is thinking about what others need, rather than just what you need or want. “Love is patient, love is kind” (1 Corinthians 13:4). 4. Depend on God. If you believe God is in control of your circumstances, and is not surprised when obstacles or interruptions arise to interfere with your schedule, you can relax and trust that He will work things out for you. The crisis you fear can be averted. “God can strengthen you...with ample power to meet whatever comes, with fortitude, patience, and joy” (Colossians 1:11). Adapted from a column by Dr. Rick Warren. He is the author of numerous books, including his highly acclaimed, best-selling book, The Purpose-Drive Life, which has been translated into many languages and sold throughout the world. It affirms the importance of having a carefully considered, clearly expressed purpose to guide everyday life.

The restaurant has always been very popular and profitable. My father in law has paid my wife a generous salary for her work, but no part of the profits. She has two brothers and a sister. No others work in the family business. No promises have been made regarding what would happen to the restaurant after the death of the parents who, while in their late sixties, are robustly enjoying their lives, big house, boat, vacations ETC.

you think about all this? A One of the first things you learn in law school is that you cannot get good title from a thief. Buy a stolen car, for instance, and although you had no idea it was stolen you do not own it, same with money. The only advice your lawyer can or should give you, under the circumstances, is to try to settle the case with your wife, but do not allow the stolen money to be part of the distribution of assets. You will have to be careful not to use the threat of prosecution to blackmail her into an otherwise unfair agreement, because that would be a felony, and the agreement could be set aside in the future.

In deciding the alimony question, the Judge cannot base your wife’s inMy career has gone quite will. come on what she has been stealing I am the “president” of the region from her parents, even though it has of a large international business been regular and long standing. Nor and make very good money. We can the judge impute income to her are now getting a divorce after a on that basis, since it far exceeded twenty-year marriage. It’s been a what a person with her experience dogfight of a divorce. She is after could lawfully earn. permanent alimony. Her need to keep her misconduct secret from her parents may place To my surprise, my attorney and forensic accountant have found her in a position to make a good proof that my wife has been steal- deal with you on the marital settleing from her parent’s business. For ment, but try to make sure that it is the past couple of years it has been her idea and not yours. You are certo the tune of $250,000 a year on tainly allowed to have your lawyers top of her $75,000 a year salary. cross examine her during a deposiShe has stashed about $3,000,000 in tion, so that she knows that you are aware of her misconduct. a bank account in another state. My lawyer tells me that her illgotten income cannot be considered by the judge in determining alimony, and that bringing this mess to the court’s attention might require the judge to turn the matter over to the police. He also tells me that the $3,000,000 that she has “saved” may have to go back to her parents, and not divided between us. What do

Be careful to have your divorce attorney, and perhaps, a tax attorney, and a criminal defense attorney investigate your duties to the police authorities and IRS under these circumstances, and act accordingly, so that you do not become an accessory after the fact to crimes.

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

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Guest violinist Zhu joins Boca Raton Symphonia for opening concert

BOCA RATON -- The Boca Raton Symphonia will open its 20122013 season Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. At the first of the season’s Connoisseur Concert Series, Phillipe Entremont will conduct and violin soloist will be celebrated international artist, Dan Zhu. The concert will be held at the Roberts Theater at Saint Andrews School, 3900 Jog Road in Boca Raton. Tickets are $35-$62. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 561-376-3848. The program will include Rossini’s II Signor Bruschino Overture, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 6, Piston’s Sinfonietta and Copland’s Appalachian Spring. “This is such a fantastic program to kick off our music season,” said Steve Pomeranz, president of the Boca Raton Symphonia’s Board of Directors. “Our orchestra has been rehearsing nonstop to ensure music lovers will truly enjoy the diverse lineup of exciting performances.” Before the concert, Dr. Kyle Prescott will talk with the audi-

ence at a pre-concert program at 3:15 pm. Dr. Prescott, who has enjoyed a career as a conductor in the Pacific Northwest, is director of bands at Florida Atlantic University and Associate Chair of the Department of Music. Dan Zhu, widely recognized as one of the finest Chinese international artists, performs regularly in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He has appeared as soloist with many orchestras. A native of Beijing, Zhu made his first public appearance at the age of 9, performing Mendelssohn’s violin concerto with the China Youth Chamber Orchestra. At age 12 he entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where he studied with Xiao-zhi Huang. The mission of the Boca Raton Symphonia is to provide professional classical music, in and around the greater Boca Raton community, through performances and educational outreach programs featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists. Dan Zhu, violin soloist for Dec. 2 concert by Boca Raton Symphonia

“Jersey Boys” sing their way to Kravis for three-week run WEST PALM BEACH – Tickets are now on sale for the return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical, “Jersey Boys.” It opens Dec. 19 and runs through Jan. 6 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Directed by two-time Tony® Award-winner Des McAnuff, “Jersey Boys” won the 2006 Tony® Award for Best Musical, the 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, the 2010 Helpmann Award for Boca Life & Arts

Best Musical (Australia), and continues to break box office records on Broadway and across North America. The premiere engagement of “Jersey Boys” in West Palm Beach was an overwhelming success, seen by nearly 50,000 theatergoers, breaking the records for ticket sales during its three week run. “Jersey Boys” is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the

wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sound and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are shown performing on the Steve Allen Show in 1963.

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Theater Review My mother used to say, “If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all.” And so I will choose my words very carefully. Outre Theatre Co. is the new kid in town, and a feisty one at that. Outre’s inaugural production, “The Wild Party,” continues through Dec. 9 in the black box theater of Mizner Park Centre for the Arts (formerly

brina Gore) and Burrs (Tom Anello), a vaudeville couple with an offstage relationship. It is a volatile relationship. You could say they are always at each other’s throats. The hostilities escalate with the addition of two characters at the party of the title. Kate (Christina Groom) is a flapper who sets her sights on both Queenie and Burrs. Black (Mark

Cartoon Museum). “Wild Party” is a bold but curious choice for the Boca Raton audience. The work is a musical by Andrew Lippa based on a 1928 narrative poem by John Moncure March. “Wild Party” was quite risqué in its day. It was duly “banned in Boston.” Outre’s “Wild Party” has a huge and rather unwieldy 15-member cast, under the direction of Skye Whitcomb. It also has a large (9-piece) onstage band under the direction of Kristen Long to tackle Lippa’s challenging score. As Whitcomb says in his director’s notes, “There are no heroes here. A cast of empty, hungry characters claw and bite for something, anything, to fill the void, while jazz, sex, betrayal and alcohol swirl around them.” If this does not sound like much fun, then you get the picture. If “Wild Party’ is supposed to be sexy and funny, the characters are so unlikeable it is hard for it to be either. The main characters are Queenie (Sa-

Brown-Rodriguez) is a smooth-talking brown-eyed handsome man who picks up on Queenie’s revenge flirtations. As the party wears on the characters sing about their messed up lives in rhyming couplets. One of the best things about “The Wild Party” is the dance numbers, choreographed by Michelle Petrucci and staged on Sean McClellend’s elegantly shabby set. A stand-out dancer is a little fireplug of a guy named Jackie (Ben Solomor), who gets his own solo number, “Jackie’s Last Dance.” There is a grand finale of sorts, of which we will not detail. Suffice it to say the party is over. We are not likely to return. We will return to see whatever else Outre Theatre has in the works. It is admirable the company is giving work to so many young and talented South Florida performers. We just wish the party could have been more fun. For tickets, call 954-300-2149 or go to

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P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO – EXCELLENCE IN TRUE CHINESE CUISINE Boca Raton ‘s P.F. Chang’s has, since 2001, been a favorite fine Chinese eatery due to the consistent high quality and superior service.

We found the “Seafood” choices to include six fish and eight shrimp dishes – we had shrimp with candied walnuts and honeydew melon balls in a magnificent cream sauce…a winner!

This reviewer, together with From the menu we chose P.F. foodies Carlene and Steve, sampled some twenty offerings – large por- Chang’s fried rice – wok fried with egg, soy, carrots, bean sprouts tions at reasonable pricing. and scallions. This available with We enjoyed typical Chinese a choice of beef, pork, chicken soups – the egg drop was quite or shrimp, whichever you select. rich with full flavor, the wonton This is superior fried rice, highly light and tasty with bits of veg- recommended. One may also find etables and two plump wontons. crab fried rice, lo mein and four Three other soups are available as noodle varieties here. Five vegetarian plates are available as are well. seven side dishes of green vegetaSpring rolls, two or four to a ble variations. portion, were crispy and chock The desserts are unusual for a full of minced vegetables. The egg rolls were soft shelled with pork Chinese restaurant but were very and vegetables – both with sweet welcomed. Don’t miss the crispy and sour dipping sauces and both warm banana spring roll with delicious. Other starters included toasted coconut/ pineapple ice Chang’s famous chicken or vegeta- cream and fresh berries. A large ble lettuce wraps as well as crispy portion of cheesecake may be had crab wontons or dumplings fea- as well. Eight mini desserts – douturing pork or lemongrass chicken ble shot glasses filled with carrot or shrimp or vegetables – any and cake or apple tart or lemon dream all available fried or steamed. We or great wall of chocolate – named had the pork fried and then shrimp offerings – are a sweet ending to a steamed – both fine texture and fine dining experience. full of flavor. We sampled green Please note that Chang’s has a beans, lightly battered and crispy. Pay attention to their dipping full gluten-free menu, a four course sauce – it is very, very spicy! The prix fixe menu and a children’s dynamite shrimp was very spicy as menu. A full bar offers 14 spewell- presented in an overgrown cialty cocktails, 19 beers (foreign martini glass – very pretty! Ahi and domestic) plus 3 non-alcoholic tuna, calamari and spare ribs are drinks, 6 sake selections plus over 50 wines by the 7 ounce glass or part of the “Starters collection”. We opt to forgo any of the five the half glass. salads offered to try the Chinese P.F.Chang’s China Bistro is spice duo of duck, slow cooked leg plus crispy breast – this then sliced located at 1400 Glades Road in and superior with a cherry/gin- Boca Raton (561-393-3722) and ger chutney…don’t miss this one. is open for lunch and dinner 7 There are 12 chicken dishes on the days – 11AM to 11PM Sundays menu. We had a fine tasting sweet through Thursdays, till midnight and sour chicken, stir fried with on Friday and Saturdays. Seating pineapple, bell peppers and onions. 250 inside plus 30 outside, this bustling bistro is extremely well Eleven items listed as “Beef, staffed for excellence in service. Pork and Lamb”, included mu Our manager – Jonathan Biaylor shu pork – shards of pork, egg, and server Jennifer Schwartzman mushroom and scallions with hoi- were attentive to our needs for our sin sauce within a warm Chinese two hour plus review. This bispancake – a fine, filling dish. Flank tro, part of a nationwide chain, is steak, wok cooked, with scallions above par…we suggest that you… and garlic is called Mongolian Go and Enjoy! beef and is recommended.

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Wayne Barton Hosts 2,500 for Special Thanksgiving Dinner BOCA RATON -- The Wayne Barton Study Center hosted some 2,500 guests at a special Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 19 at the Wayne Barton Study Center. That’s up from the 1,500 who children and families who attended last year. Visitors came through such organizations such as the Boca Raton Charter School, Dixie Manor Housing Authority, The Haven, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers and individually, from Boca Raton and surrounding areas. Many of these children are at-risk youth who might not otherwise have a Thanksgiving dinner.

The Center also distributed turkeys door-to-door to needy families Nov. 20 and 21. Donations are still being accepted by mail at: The Wayne Barton Study Center, 269 NE 14th St. Boca Raton, FL 33432 or on the website at, and click on the Donations Tab “We could not undertake this huge project if not for one of our volunteers, Toni Valentino of the Pam & Toni Team, Keller Williams Realty in Boca Raton and The Above and Beyond Community Church,” Barton said. For more information contact Shaneka Ramos at 561-620-6203

Crowds pack the Wayne Barton Study Center for Thanksgiving dinner.

Sweet treats all in a row at the Barton Center Thanksgiving dinner.

A line of servers prepares to dish out Thanksgiving goodies.

Lots of kids and adults showed up for the Thanksgiving festivities at the Barton Center.

Wayne Barton Study Center Founder Wayne Barton presents certificate to Souhila Calder, a significant organizer of the annual Thanksgiving dinners at his center. Souhila is the wife of Pastor Austin Calder of the Above & Beyond Community Church, which meets at the Barton Center. She is also a member of Boca Homeschoolers.


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Second Annual Corporate Cup Challenge The Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca Raton hosted its second annual Corporate Cup Challenge, an Olympic-style, co-ed team competition. The competition included activities designed to celebrate health and wellness in the workplace while emphasizing teamwork, communication and team building. Cendyn was

named team champions and were presented with the Corporate Cup Trophy to display in their office for the year. All funds raised went to support the Y’s Financial Assistance Program, which allows for membership and program scholarships to the Y for those who cannot afford it.

The NCCI team of more than 20 volunteers show their team spirit at the Y Corporate Cup Challenge

The YMCA of South Palm Beach County volunteers ready to help opponents refuel during breaks.

Jeff Klein, Annabel Cohen, Craig Ehrnst, Joe Mir, and Kristen Velasco are ready to spike some balls during the Four Square Volleyball competition.

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THE LONG GOODBYE Now that the ballots are counted and the political races are over we can get back to our lives. We can count our blessings that no one is trying to convince us that their party (or cause) is the one to covet. We can relish the return to normalcy and make correct decisions about the things that really matter to us: picking the best toothpaste, cleaning products and dog food. We can also indulge in the graciousness of our political candidates. Although I waited in line to vote (for nine hours) and fielded calls from volunteers of both parties, I did not do much in the way of getting votes for our candidates (if you don’t count Facebook). But I am feeling like a hero. This inflated sense of self is not an inherent one. It is merely due to the overwhelming letters and emails I have received from political candidates and their colleagues. US senator Barbara Boxer thanked me for contributing more than $1.5 million for candidates across the country, Michele Obama thanked me for my kindness, warmth, and love and Bill Clinton sent me his praises as well. All this is wonderful, I thought, I now have friends in such high places (even though Caroline Kennedy did not call). But it was when Elizabeth Warren said that I can help protect seniors, put more people back to work, and build a better future for our country that I began to realize my full potential. I may have taken a Tony Robbins course, attended a James Finley lecture and read Deepak Chopra books, but I did not realize what a great human being I had become. I did have some proof though, I was offered a discount at Sweet Tomatoes (if I ar-

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By Dale King and Julia Hebert Event proceeds benefit Bethesda’s CenBOCA RATON – If you hear a ter for Women and Children. tinge of emotion in Rosemary KriegAlso honored at the luncheon were: er’s voice, it comes from her heart. Laurie Gildan, Literacy Coalition of She’s very emotional about her family, Palm Beach County friends, the community and people in need. For decades, Rosemary and her husband of 54 years, Ben, have assisted organizations throughout the Boca Raton and Palm Beach County areas in ways that rarely earn them recognition. The Bethesda Hospital Foundation and the Women of Grace Committee rectified that by presenting Rosemary with Ben and Rosemary Krieger at the 13th Annual Women of a high honor, the “Woman Grace Luncheon are flanked by their daughter, Cathy, who of Grace” award, Nov. 14 traveled from Dallas; and Richard Pollack, CEO of the YMCA of South Palm Beach County in Boca Raton. at a luncheon at the RitzCarlton in Manalapan. Sheila O’ Boyle, Lupus Foundation of America, SE Florida Chapter Mary Pittman, Habitat for Humanity Barbara Whittaker, Christians Reaching Out to Society (C.R.O.S. Ministries), which operates the Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach. Susan Duane was chairwoman of the event and Suzanne Boyd, anchor of WPEC - News 12, served as emcee. “During the past decade, the Women of Grace Luncheon has raised more than $1 million and made a tremenRosemary Krieger, center, with Pam dous impact on Bethesda’s Center for O’Brien and Mariella Montgomery. Women and Children,” said Duane. “She is like the Energizer Bunny, she The money supports “the creation of never stops,” Pam O’Brien, executive a new state-of-the-art maternity birthdirector of Aid to Victims of Domes- ing care, which includes labor and detic Abuse (AVDA) told the sell-out audience, said of Rosemary. The Kriegers have donated two rooms to the AVDA shelter. A volunteer in the community for two decades, Rosemary is a leader with Soroptimist of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach, an organization in which business and professional women work to improve the lives of women and girls. Through Soroptimist, she shares her time, talent and generosity with dozens of charities. Rosemary Krieger, left, with Lorry Herdeen, who She also contributes to the nominated her for the Woman of Grace Award. YMCA of South Palm Beach County and Food for the Poor, where livery, post-partum, newborn care and she supported the construction of two ante-partum care. It also includes 20 homes in Jamaica for families in need. private rooms/suites, a nursing station Rosemary received her award at the and a parenting education and resource 13th Annual Women of Grace Lun- center,” cheon. Four other women were also This past year, nearly 3,000 bahonored for service to local organiza- bies were born at Bethesda’s Center tions. The inspiring event introduced for Women & Children, of which 355 each honoree, in person and through critically ill and premature infants were a video vignette, highlighting their cared for in the Level III Neonatal Involunteer work and accomplishments. tensive Care Unit.


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Entertainment Skip Sheffield Theatre at Arts Garage Debuts Dec. 7 Yet another new theater group is poised for its debut next Friday, Dec. 7. Theatre at Arts Garage presents Lauren Gunderson’s “Exit, Pursued By a Bear,” with performances at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 30 at 180 N.E. First St., Delray Beach. Set in the mountains of North Georgia, “Exit’ is described as “Thelma and Louise meets the Coen brothers” in a zany Southern comedy that is also part feminist anthem. The ever-sweet

“The Icebook” Pops to Life at FAU Interesting things are always going on at FAU. “The Icebook,” a pop-up book that comes to life in a 50-minute show, will be presented at on the hour and half-hour from 4-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; 3:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 and 2:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Jaffee Book Arts Gallery in the Wimberly Library. Tickets are $15. The production is created by man-and-wife British artists Davy and Kristin Mc-

students. Call 561-394-2626 or go to Habatat Galleries in WPB In case you are wondering what happened to Habatat Galley at Gallery Center in Boca Raton rest assured it is alive, well and bigger and better than ever at 539 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Habatat co-founder and Boca Raton artist Thomas Boone took me on a guided tour of the lovely facility, which is bright, airy and with two floors about three times the Boca gallery size. In addition to the nation’s finest glass sculptors, the gallery shows the exquisite landscape and seascape super-realistic oil paintings by Thomas Boone.

While we were there we walked over to Palm Beach Photographic Centre, which moved from Delray Beach three years ago. Yes, downtown West Palm Beach is happening right now. The number for Habatat Galleries in 561-832-8787. Palm Beach Photographic is 561-253-2600. Silver Palm Awards Monday The fifth annual Silver Palm Awards honoring excellence in South Florida Theater will take place from 7:30-10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 at Copacabana Supper Club, 219 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Admission is $30 to the public. I will be your reporter on location for this event. To RSVP, write

FAU Plans Series of Holiday Concerts BOCA RATON – The department of music in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present several holiday concerts.

Nan finally has enough and turns the tables on her abusive husband. The cast includes David Hemphill, David Nail, Niki Fridh and Lindsey Forgey, under the direction of Louis Tyrrell. This is Tyrell’s first show since Florida Stage closed its doors over a year ago at Kravis Center. Tickets are $30$40. Call 561-450-6357 or go to www. “Women’s Minyan” at Levis JCC Out yonder at Levis Jewish Community Center, the West Boca Theatre Company presents “Women’s Minyan” by Naomi Ragen, directed by Shari Upbin. The story concerns a respected rabbi’s wife of a patriarchal ultra-Orthodox community in Jerusalem who breaks with tradition and is excommunicated and separated from her 12 children. Performances continue at 7:30 Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Beifield Auditorium. Tickets are $17 members and $20 to the public. Call 561-852-3241. Boca Life & Arts

Guire, who will be visiting FAU. Call 561-297-0226. Also at FAU Also at FAU, Holiday Dances We Dance will be presented at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the University Theatre. Admission is $10 with children under 12 just $5. Handel’s monumental “Messiah” will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday in the University Theatre. Call 800-564-9539 or 561-2970266. “Title of Show” at Showtime Showtime Performing Arts Theatre at Royal palm Place is doing something a little different: an adult production of a Broadway musical about creating a musical titled “Title of Show.” The professional cast includes Clay Cartland, Sara Greenberg, Krissi Johnson and Noah Levin. Shows are 8 p.m. Saturday Dec.1-15 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2-16. Tickets are $22 adults and $18 seniors and

Handel’s “Messiah” will be presented Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. 270 years since it premiered, the “Messiah” remains one of the most popular holiday musical traditions ever. The concert will be presented by FAU student and alumni choral groups. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by visiting, by calling 1-800-564-9539, or at the box office in the Student Union on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. Then, on Sunday, December 9 at 6 p.m., the department of music continues its holiday tradition in presenting the second annual Madrigal Dinner at St. Jude Parish Life Center, 21689 Toledo Road, Boca Raton. The event reflects a Renaissance evening full of pageantry and entertainment, including a court jester, wandering minstrels and other characters as well as food and music. The dinner is modeled after the feasts of the Renaissance when lords and ladies of large manors would prepare huge holiday celebrations. Following a cocktail hour, guests will be invited into the dining room and seated at their tables. The king and

queen will then enter the room, leading a procession of their noble guests, which will include FAU’s madrigal singers, costumed true to the period. A full-course meal will be served with instrumental fanfares announcing meal courses and events. After dinner, a concert of seasonal and madrigal music will entertain guests. Tickets for this event are $100 and include a $70 tax-deductible donation to the Department of Music. Reservations for the dinner can be made by calling 561-297-2337 or visiting fauf. Finally, on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m., Sean Murray will lead FAU’s tuba and euphonium players in a Tuba Christmas celebration. This will take place at Mizner Park in Boca Raton. This tradition was started by Indiana University Professor Harvey G. Phillips, and this will be the third annual presentation for FAU. This is an outdoor free event and audience members should bring chairs or blankets. More information on this and all music events at FAU can be found at or by calling 561297-3853. The Madrigal Dinner is sponsored by Madelyn Savarick and all music concerts at FAU are sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

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Boca PD Launches Stepped-Up Holiday Surveillance

BOCA RATON -- The day after Thanksgiving, traditionally known as “Black Friday,” is historically one of the busiest shopping days of the year. And the 2012 edition was no exception. “Black Friday” marked another event, one started by the local police department. Continuing through mid-January, officers from the Boca Raton Police Services Department are stepping up marked and unmarked vehicle patrols, bicycle patrols and other surveillance in retail areas throughout the City. In addition, Boca Raton Police are kicking off the “If Not You, Then Who?” campaign which emphasizes the importance of everyone keeping alert and reporting suspicious activity. According to police, many arrests this year in the city of Boca Raton have been made with the assistance of citizens calling in suspicious activity. The “If Not You, Then Who?” campaign will continue to raise safety awareness throughout the city beyond the holiday season. Also, the Crime Prevention Unit of the Boca Raton Police Services Department urges everyone to take extra steps to remain safe this holiday shopping season. Some of those steps include: • Use the buddy system when shopping and stay alert! Awareness is key is staying safe. Reduce distractions and avoid using your cell phone while walking in parking lots. • Always watch your purse and make sure its contents, especially wallets, are not visible or accessible to others. Thieves are looking for wallets to steal from purses when their owners are not paying attention. • Limit the amount of cash, credit cards and other valuables that you carry to minimize potential loss. • Do not overload yourself with packages. Use “will call” and curbside package pick-up services. • Do not make multiple trips to the parking lot to leave purchases in your car. Thieves often loiter in park-

ing lots and watch as shoppers place purchases in their vehicle, then break into your car and steal your items. • Go directly home after making large or expensive purchases, such as computers or televisions. Be alert in case you are followed. Have your cell phone handy in case of emergency and remember: Watch your bag, Boca!


Did you know that many criminal cases have been solved and arrests made because citizens have called the Boca Raton Police Department to report suspicious persons or activity? Your phone calls DO make a difference! Call 561-368-6201 or 911 if you see any of the following: • Vehicles circling or driving slowly through the area. • People loitering or those you don’t recognize. • Strange vehicles backed up to a garage door in a residential area. • Unknown persons walking behind, or seen emerging from, the rear of a home or closed business. • Someone attempting to hide behind trees or shrubbery. • Persons lifting up door handles or looking into vehicle windows (in parking lots, at beaches, parks, schools, malls, etc.) If it doesn’t look right, it probably isn’t. Call police right away. You can meet with an officer or choose to remain anonymous.

Parks Named for Departing County Commissioners Aaronson and Marcus WEST PALM BEACH – During its reorganization meeting on Nov. 20, the Board of County Commissioners decided to name two county parks after a pair of long-time members who are leaving due to term limits. Commissioners adopted resolution stating that South County Regional Park in West Boca will now be known as Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park. The Radnor/Kaybel (Diamondhead) property in Jupiter will now be known as the Karen Marcus Ocean Park Preserve. Aaronson, 84, is stepping down after 20 years on the board while Marcus, 60, is leaving after putting in 28 years on the county panel. During the pre-Thanksgiving session, board members said goodbye to outgoing Commissioners Marcus and Aaronson and welcomed newly elected Commissioners Hal R. Valeche (District 1) and Mary Lou Berger (District 5). They and returning Commissioners Shelley Vana and Priscilla A. Taylor were sworn into office by Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock. In other business, the commission appointed Commissioner Hal Valeche to fill an open seat on the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC). The commission also took the following action: PBAU – approved the issuance of a revenue bond of up to $45 million by the Palm Beach County Educational Facilities Authority to be used as a loan to Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBAU) to refinance existing debt. No county funds nor its taxing power, faith or credit are involved. Radio system – approved an agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc. for replacement of master site equipment for the county’s countywide public safe-

Boca’s Abrams named chairman of Palm Beach County Commission WEST PALM BEACH – During its reorganization meeting on Nov. 20, members of the Palm Beach County Commission unanimously selected Commissioner Steven L. Abrams as the new chairman, succeeding ex-Commission Chair Shelly Vana, who was just re-elected to her post as commissioner from District 3. Commissioner Priscilla Taylor was chosen as vice-chair for the coming year. Abrams said it has been nearly 50 years since someone from Boca Raton has been elected chair and 20 years since a District

4 commissioner has held the gavel. “I am honored to serve as chairman and look forward to a productive year with a focus on public safety, economic prosperity and sustainability,” said Abrams. “Another priority will be to heighten the board’s visibility by increasing public awareness of the role of the county commission,” he added. Commissioner Abrams represents District 4 which includes 12 municipalities from South Palm Beach to Boca Raton. He was originally appointed in 2009 and was subsequently elected in 2010

without opposition to a full four-year term. Abrams was mayor of Boca Raton from 2001 through 2008 and on City Council in Boca Raton from 1989-1999. Abrams also serves as chairman the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, the Solid Waste Authority, Value Adjustment Board, Broadband Committee and Multi-Jurisdictional Issues Coordination Forum Executive Committee. In addition, he sits on the boards of the Florida Association of Counties, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and the Southeast Florida Coastal Task Force.

ty 800 MHz radio system. The negotiated cost of the project is $4.226 million and will be completed by June 1, 2013. Information Systems Services – approved three-year pricing schedules with AT&T for voice and data services at an estimated cost of $10.4 million. These pricing schedules will reduce costs by 40 percent or approximately $2.56 million per year and will enable the county to migrate to the new VoIP phone technology with no financial penalties. Financial Management and Budget – approved a series of FY-2012 yearend budget amendments and transfers.

Former Commissioner Burt Aaronson

Former Commissioner Karen Marcus

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H. Irwin Levy to Speak at Israel Cancer Association Luncheon Well-known South Florida developer and philanthropist H. Irwin Levy will be the guest speaker at the 2012 Membership Brunch of Israel Cancer Association USA (ICA USA). The annual event will be held Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the National Croquet Center, West Palm Beach

sociations since 1951, and actively practiced law for 18 years. For more information about the 2012 ICA USA Membership

Levy has had a legendary career in serving both the people of Southeast Florida and the State of Israel. He has been a full time resident of the Palm Beaches for decades, and is best known as having pioneered the development of Southeast Florida adult communities including four Century Villages and Wynmoor Village, containing 35,000 condo units. He has been actively involved with the local Jewish community, as well as Israel. He is a lifetime honorary member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and serves as the chairman of the UIA Government Relations Committee that secures funding from the US government for immigration of refugees to Israel from countries in distress. Levy has visited Israel more than 100 times

H. Irwin Levy

Brunch, contact Jill Cooper at Israel Cancer Association USA, (561) 832-9277.

Israel Cancer Association USA is a nonprofit organization established in 1994 in Palm Beach. Its mission is to raise funds for fellowship grants that support cancer research conducted by world-class scientists at leading hospitals, universities and instiLevy has been a member of the tutions in Israel for Israel CanPalm Beach and Florida Bar As- cer Association (ICA).


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Construction Begins on Bridge Hotel Waterfront Promenade

BOCA RATON –In just over three months since its acquisition, AWH Partners, LLC and The Lane Organization LLC jointly announce that construction on the pre-approved 270-foot wraparound seawall and dock at the Boca Raton Bridge Hotel has begun.

mier South Florida experience with its own newly positioned distinctive signature in the destination. “Construction on the new seawall and dock is just the first step in our comprehensive transformation of the Bridge Hotel, serving

Delray Beach Elkettes of Lodge 1770 host White Elephant Sale DELRAY BEACH -- The Delray Beach Elkettes of Lodge 1770 will host a White Elephant Sale and invites families, crafters and community members to participate. The sale is scheduled for Saturday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 265 NE 4th Ave., Delray Beach. Participants must provide their own table and spaces are 6-feet long. Registration costs $20 per space. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The deadline to rent a space is Dec. 3. All proceeds benefit the Florida Elks Children’s Charities.

The mission of the Florida Elks Children’s Therapy Services is to provide physical therapy and occupational therapy to Florida children who do not have easy access to these services. The Florida Elks Youth Camp, located in Umatilla, Florida, is dedicated to enriching the lives of children from the state of Florida by providing a safe camp experience that contributes to each camper’s mental, physical, and social growth. For more information and to receive an application, call Laura Schreader at (561) 306-7393 or email: lkjohns27@

BOCA RATON -- The First United Methodist Church of Boca Raton Music Ministry presents “A Child is Born,” written and arranged by Mary McDonald, directed by Bob Sheffey minister of music, and narrated by Patrice Horn and Doug Sedlak. The concert is scheduled for two evenings, Friday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 2, both at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. It will be held in the church’s main sanctuary on the east campus, 625 NE Mizner Blvd. in Boca Raton. The concert will also include selections from the church’s children’s choir; instrumental selections from the orchestra and special music from the praise choir as well as soloists. Some of the selections include tra-

ditional Christmas carols such as Joy to the World and O Come All Ye Faithful. The concert concludes with the traditional singing of “Silent Night,” accompanied by the orchestra. Also on the program is a rendition of O Holy Night sung by soprano Megan Meyer and Festival of Carols featuring excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. The concert is free to the public. An offering will be taken to help support the Friends of Music which allows the church to continue to present special concerts and services at Christmas and Easter each year. For more information, contact the church at 561-395-1244 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Music Ministry at Boca Church to present “A Child is Born”

The Boca Raton Bridge Hotel

Dubbed its “waterfront promenade,” the new dock-to-dine amenity will offer guests the opportunity to arrive by boat for the only public “on-the-water” dining in Boca Raton served up at The Bridge Hotel’s WaterColors restaurant. The dock expansion and enhancement that will flank the property’s entire Lake Boca perimeter marks the initial phase of the Bridge Hotel’s major “reinvention” redevelopment plan. The subsequent transformation phase, anticipated to begin in late spring/early summer, will be much more comprehensive with the introduction of entirely new hospitality and dining concepts, further expansion of waterfront amenities and extensive renovations of guestrooms, restaurants and public spaces. The Bridge Hotel continues to operate as a traditional hotel as new ownership repositions and reinvents it to be more relevant and exciting to meet the desires and needs of today’s vacationers as well as social and business guests. Led by a seasoned team of designers and consultants, the hotel is being completely transformed into a preCommunity News

as a prelude to what is in store for guests and the community in upcoming phases planned to position the property to luxury boutique hotel four-star status,” said Russ Flicker, managing partner of AWH Partners, LLC., a joint venture between August Group Ventures, LLC and Winston Harton Holdings, LLC, in Partnership with The Lane Organization. “The best is yet to come.” AWH Partners, LLC identifies and acquires outstanding assets in key locations that require operational and physical repositioning to achieve their highest and best use. The Bridge is an established community icon in an enviable locale with a longtime history serving as the locals’ favorite “guesthouse” for visiting friends, family, and colleagues. The acquisition afforded the partnership the opportunity to return to South Florida to expand its presence add another “hotel repositioning success story” to its portfolio. The Boca Raton Bridge Hotel is located where the Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Boca Raton meet at 999 East Camino Real in Boca Raton.

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Boca Raton-inspired “RatMouth” clothing line debuts on “Black Friday” BOCA RATON – There are lots of legends about the meaning of the name, “Boca Raton.” Two South Florida brothers have created a clothing line to bring attention to the literal meaning of the city’s name which, in Spanish, translates to “Rat’s Mouth.” The Feltraiger men’s clothing company has created a new line called RatMouth, created with Boca Raton in mind, company officials said. They were shown for the first time as part of the big South Florida Black Friday Festival held at Sunset Cove Amphitheater.

day Festival. The RatMouth clothing line includes under the Feltraiger label is full of graphic T’s, tanks, sleeveless T’s, sweatshirts, hats and accessories. Feltraiger is an American-made menswear line produced in limited runs that depicts a new American classic cool style. It is available online and at their flagship store on the Lower East Side of New York. Feltraiger is named for the founders’ original family surname before it was changed to Feldman upon their arrival at Ellis Island in the early 1900’s.

New Docs Join Medical Staff at Boca Raton Regional Hospital BOCA RATON -- Boca Raton Regional Hospital has announced the addition in November of two new doctors to its medical staff: Gabriela Ferder, MD, is board certified in pediatrics. She attended medical school at Universidad Maimonides in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her internship was fulfilled at Buenos Aires Children’s Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina and her residency was completed at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Elmhurst, New York Somnath Nair, MD, is board certified in neurological surgery. He attended medical school at Grant Medical College in Bombay, India. His internship and residency programs were completed at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y.

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According to clothing designers Daniel and John Feldman of the family-owned company, Feltraiger, Justin Bieber and Kid Cudi have been spotted wearing the brand. Their new American made clothing collection, RatMouth, made its South Florida debut at a pop-up shop at the South Florida Black Fri-

Items from the RatMouth men’s clothing line.

South Florida’s Black Friday Festival 2012 was hosted by Miami Heat’s DJ Irie, and featured performances by Kendrick Lamar, G.O.O.D., Music’s Pusha T, Kid Ink, Emir Duru and more.

BOCA RATON -- In most start-up businesses, capital is an ever-present constraint, and the focus must always be to squeeze maximum growth from limited capital. A good way to think about capital and growth is in terms of payback time. Every capital investment is a negative cash flow, but if it is a good investment, it will create positive cash flows. The payback time is the amount of time it takes for the positive cash flows to fully pay back the original capital investment. In our minds, reducing payback

time is a critical enabler of start-up growth. With a fixed amount of capital investment, a start-up can roughly double its growth rate if it can halve its payback time. By accelerating paybacks, a start-up can reduce the number and size of capital investments it requires, allowing the entrepreneurs to retain more of the value created by the start-up. For more on this topic, or for nocost consulting with certified business analysts, including growth acceleration consultants and PTAC specialists, contact the SBDC at 561-862-4726 or email

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BUSINESS BITS BOCA RATON – The Greater Boca Raton Chamber’s Special Holiday Membership Breakfast will be held Dec. 13 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. It is sponsored by Wells Fargo and features live music performed by West Boca Raton High School’s Encore Ensemble. BOCA RATON -- Sensus Healthcare, providers of the SRT-100, the leading alternative for non-surgical skin cancer treatment, has received a Medical Device License from Health Canada, permitting the marketing and sale of its device for treating skin canBusiness

cer patients. The SRT-100™ is a stateof-the-art therapy device for non-melanoma skin cancer. It provides patients with a virtually pain-free non-invasive treatment option while achieving outcomes comparable to surgery, and without scarring. BOCA RATON -- Patriot Rail Corp., a leading operator of short line and regional freight railroads, announced the addition of George Avery Grimes to its management team as executive vice president & chief strategy officer. Grimes will be responsible for revenue growth through initiation and evalua-

tion of strategic acquisitions, infrastructure investments and margin expansion opportunities. He will also be Patriot’s liaison with Class I freight railroad strategic projects. “Avery has an extraordinary track record of success as a senior transportation executive. He is broadly recognized as one of the top authorities on rail economics and investment/profit maximization,” said Patriot Rail President & CEO John Fenton DEERFIELD BEACH -- The former Hilton Deerfield Beach Hotel became the DoubleTree by Hilton Deerfield Beach – Boca Raton Hotel on Nov.

5. Officials said guests can expect the same level of service they have received over the last decade and will also be treated to new features that the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is known for. Each of the 220 guest rooms now feature plush Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree Sleep Experience and CITRON body care products created by Crabtree & Evelyn. “With the reflagging to a DoubleTree by Hilton, leisure and business travelers will find a new relaxed environment that is more fitting to this outstanding destination,” stated General Manager Walter “Chip” Chapman.

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Wayne Barton Study Center Holiday Newsletter No. 1

MAKE A KID HAPPY: DONATE TO TOYS FOR TEENS BOCA RATON – Wayne Barton wants only one thing for Christmas this year. He wants every needy child in Boca Raton and its environs to have a toy and a meal. He is turning the Wayne Barton Study Center at 269 NE 14th St., Boca Raton, into a holiday headquarters that he hopes will rival Santa’s toy shop. He has just launched his “Toys for Teens” effort that asks residents to donate an unwrapped toy that will be presented to a child in the 12 to 18 age bracket. Barton said he wants to reward the children he serves year-round with his education and meals programs. “We want to give something to the children who have improved their grades and behavior,” Barton told the Boca Raton Tribune.

BARTON CENTER: “EDUCATING AND EMPOWERING STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE ACADEMIC SUCCESS” The purpose of the Wayne Barton Study Center is to enhance the health, welfare and education of children in need in our community. We believe that positive choices empower our youth into leading productive lives. High school graduation is the expectation of the Study Center; a college education is the goal. WBSC is intended to fill those needs that are not being met through the home or school. The Study Center emphasizes academic development, counseling, nutritional needs, study skills, recreational activities, living skills, and citizenship in a multicultural society. The Wayne Barton Study center came about when retired Boca Raton Police Officer Wayne Barton patrolled the Pearl City neighborhood in the 1980’s. He understood the challenges facing the area’s youth as he had grown up under very similar circumstances: poor, suffering from low self esteem, being told he would never amount to anything. To give the youth a “boost” he convinced the local housing authority to allow him to turn a 600 square foot apartment in Dixie Manor public housing project into a study center. The neighborhood youth were invited to use the center as a safe place to do their homework and escape an oftenchaotic home environment that did not support learning. Although the apartment was a good beginning, it was not large enough to accommodate all the youth who needed, and wanted, help. Wayne Barton envisioned a true study center designed to get the young people off the streets and guide them toward a successful future. The challenge to meet the needs of the youth resulted in the formation of Barton’s Boosters, a group that worked tirelessly to raise $2.3 million dollars to construct the Wayne Barton Study Center.

Anyone who wants to bring an unwrapped toy to the center can do so Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations may also be sent to the Wayne Barton Study Center, 269 NE 14th St., Boca Raton.

ed a Thanksgiving meal that drew more than 3,800 kids, men and women to the gymnasium at the center. Food was doled out from two massive serving tables to the thousands of people who attended. There were games and music. Many took food home to have later. Smiles and the shouts of happy kids were everywhere. Looking back at the crowd at his center on Thanksgiving, he noted that amidst the noise and good cheer, “there was peace. These were people all meeting under one roof, and there was no fighting and bickering. I saw more fighting in the stores on ‘Black Friday.’ The kids were at peace, and they were total strangers. They came from different programs in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Deerfield Beach.” Barton offers an After-School Meal every day for children who don’t have the chance for a hot dinner. There is also camaraderie among them – another commodity that’s in short supply these days. Kids “don’t text each other from one room to another,” said Barton. They talk – and get along.

In addition to the toys, he is collecting food – turkeys, hams and canned goods – for those who would not have sufficient food or resources for a special holiday meal. The “big day” for Wayne Barton’s kids will actually take place Sunday, Dec. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. That’s when Santa Claus will arrive on a fire truck and distribute toys to area kids. There will also be a full dinner, Southern-style, gospel singing and an ice cream sundae makeit-yourself station. Kids are scheduled to decorate the Christmas tree at the Barton Center today, Nov. 30. A tree lighting ceremony will follow. This isn’t just a Christmas thing for Barton. For years, he has held annual Christmas and Thanksgiving events, inviting kids and families to break bread and celebrate the spirit of the seasons. He also holds a Back-to-School jam in August for kids returning to class. During that occasion, he distributes backpacks filled with needed school supplies. Just a couple of weeks ago, Barton host-

During the Christmas season, Barton said he’s hoping to partner with local businesses to create an “Angel Tree” program intended to personalize the gift-giving. “You can put a toy in a box and just give it,” he said. But through the Angel Tree program, a person or business will know which child gets the gift, and can fit the wish to his or her own desire. He said he hopes to put “Angel Trees” and collection boxes at local businesses. Like Santa, who is another big, jolly guy, Barton wants his celebrations to key on the true meaning of Christmas. “It goes beyond eating and giving toys,” he said. “The kids we serve are kids who really need support. Many have gone through personal tragedies or come from broken homes. Statistics show that one in five children in Palm Beach County goes to bed hungry – not because they missed a meal, but because there is nothing in the house.” The program is open to all. Any type of gift, money or food donations will be accepted at the Barton Center. And mark Dec. 16 on your calendar for the big holiday event.

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CARLO BARBIERI By Carlo Barbieri

The Second American Civil War Revisited In this column a few months ago, we discussed the possibility of a second American Civil War. This would not be a bloody encounter like the one that split this nation in the 1860s, but rather, an internal battle fueled by our nation’s radically divided politics and ideologies. Now that the smoke and fire of the Nov. 6 election have cleared, we can look at this issue again with fresh eyes. Unfortunately, we note that little, if anything, has changed. President Obama squeaked out a victory on Election Day that will keep him in office for another four years. During the campaign, particularly during the debates, he presented little in the way of new thinking for the coming term. His promise to “reach across the aisle” to Republicans rang hollow – and it has already proven to be misleading. He has given us a guise of trying to resolve the approaching “fiscal cliff ” economic disaster by holding closed-door meetings with congressional leaders. But after all was said and done, it appears the Republicans may be on the verge of caving in while Obama stands firm. And if he continues to stand firm, what does that mean for the country’s future? The middle class, which Mr. Obama promised not to hurt with new taxes, will be hurt through the expiration of the Bush tax cuts – which is likely to push the nation off the fiscal cliff and into another recession. Both presidential candidates said the middle class had already endured enough financial troubles. It appears Mr. Obama’s words were just sound and no substance. Certainly, the re-elected chief executive would argue that the elimination of a tax reduction is not the same as imposing a new tax, yet, in reality, it is exactly the same thing. This is the same voodoo economics he has been practicing since he took office. Why would we expect him to do anything differently? This comes from the same man whose U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a penalty for not having health insurance under Obamacare is not actually a penalty, but a tax. We don’t think it is premature to say that Mr. Obama is unlikely to change his own ideology during the coming years, which means the radical division in this nation will continue. Look at what has happened already. Just days after the Nov.6 election, some two dozen states began petition campaigns to secede from the union. It’s disheartening to see such a grand-scale negative reaction to the re-election of a president. It’s one thing either to like or dislike a national leader. It’s quite another to try and pull the union apart. As we relate this instance to the first – and hopefully only -- Civil War the Unit-


ed States has ever endured, we cannot help but be reminded of President Abraham Lincoln’s famous quote: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” But Lincoln went on to say: “I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free.” We could paraphrase this by saying, “This government cannot endure when the country is half-rich and half-poor.” We postulated in the earlier column that Mr. Obama’s policies will basically wipe out the middle class and ignite class warfare among those divided into the remaining two classes. Clearly, the middle class is losing its power. It is being erased by heavy tax demands that it can no longer endure. Mr. Obama has not considered the nation as a whole. He has not considered the option of giving people everywhere an opportunity to better themselves. But then again, why should he? Clearly, his support comes from people who get “stuff ” from the government, as FOX commentator Bill O’Reilly said on the night of the election. Mr. Obama has turned success into a dirty word. He has pronounced the idea of entrepreneurism as an anachronism in his Socialist world. “You didn’t build that,” he would say, referring to small, medium and large companies. Mr. Obama paved his road to re-election with food stamps, rent assistance, aid for health care and telephone bills, housing for single mothers and subsidized transportation. This assistance reaches tens of millions of people who do not work, but feel they are entitled to public benefits paid for with money that comes from those who are employed. These are the people who support him. They are not those who still see business success as the key to the American Dream. Add to this the fact that despite the tremendous effort to encourage voters to cast ballots in this year’s election, in the end, four million fewer Americans turned out to vote than in 2008. How could there have been such a lack of interest in an election touted to be a turning point in American history? A retired U.S. Army colonel has written a fictional story about the possibility of a second Civil War, but his would be one that involves bloody fighting and death. Still, that colonel says the cause of this war would be political division and violent disagreement among people. The same kind of disagreement we see in Washington, D.C. America cannot succeed with such political and ideological disagreement in its midst. We must all learn the art of compromise despite having a president who doesn’t understand the meaning of that word.

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NASL Names Bill Peterson Newest Commissioner

By: Pedro Heizer The resurgent NASL will kick off its third season in the spring of 2013 with a new team, a new schedule format, and a new commissioner. The league announced this afternoon that they have hired former NFL Europe President and AEG Senior Vice President Bill Peterson as their new Commissioner effective immediately. Peterson, who is no stranger to North American soccer, has worked closely with MLS teams when he was the Senior Vice President of AEG Sports and Managing Director of the Home Depot Center from 2000 to 2006. Peterson helped oversee the management of numerous MLS teams and the development of soccer-specific stadiums across the country. Commissioner Peterson has also worked closely with NFL Europe, he was the Football Operations Director for the Frankfurt Galaxy, General Manager of the Amsterdam Admirals, Director of Football Development for the league, Managing Director of NFL Europe and eventually become the President of the league. Most recently Peterson provided advisory and event services to a variety of clients in Canada and the United States through his own firm Solve4. Peterson is also the Chairman of the USA Cycling Board of

Directors and a member of the USPRO Cycling Board of Trustees and served briefly as COO of the United Football League (UFL). “Bill’s diverse breadth of management experience in the US and abroad at governing bodies, leagues, teams, stadia and one of the leading hospitality companies gives him the ability to lead by example and align everyone’s interests in order to achieve our individual and collective goals,” commented Chairman of the NASL Board of Governors Aaron Davidson. “With Commissioner Peterson, we look forward to accelerating the positive financial results of our existing teams and continuing to usher in new teams in strategic markets with owners who embrace our vision and have the wherewithal to succeed at the highest possible level.” “There is an opportunity here to cement the NASL as a league that can thrive and expand while providing compelling soccer for the game’s fans,” said newly named Commissioner Peterson. “The roots of the NASL triggered a soccer explosion in North American in the 1970s and I am delighted to be leading this new chapter as we take the league and its teams forward into an exciting future.” Long term, Peterson not only wants to grow the league but wants to ensure the NASL stays strong and successful

and that they are helping to grow the game in North America. “What you will see in 2-3 years is a solid NASL,” said Commissioner Peterson. “I’m going to take this great product that’s been built and take it to another level.”

During the teleconference, Commissioner Peterson spoke briefly on some of the issues he will take on and make better, “very first thing is putting more efforts and resources into promoting the game in the local markets,” said Peterson. Commissioner Peterson spoke briefly about the new schedule the NASL will use starting in the 2013 season,

“I like the new format,” said Peterson. “This is the format most leagues around the world uses.” “This format helps the league and its teams in three ways: it helps with player acquisitions, it helps teams schedule friendly matches with other teams from around the world, and will also change the game on and off the field as it will put more pressure on teams to win games since there are two halves,” explained Commissioner Peterson. The hiring of Peterson as the newest NASL Commissioner draws a correlation between himself and Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, who also worked with the NFL in Europe before taking over the reins of MLS. “Don’s a great person and a great commissioner,” Peterson said. “I’ve worked for him and with him and we’ve had a good relationship now for 15 years. That will continue for sure.”

David Beckham to play in the NASL Next Season? By: Pedro Heizer On November 20th, David Beckham announced that the 2012 MLS Cup would be his final game as a member of the Los Angeles Galaxy, leaving room for everyone to speculate where the former Manchester United Star will land. Since then, multiple reports have come to light that indicate that the 37-year old midfielder superstar is interested in joining the New York Cosmos as they begin play in 2013 in the North American Soccer League. This is not the first time Beckham has been linked to the New York Cosmos. In 2010 after the New York Cosmos name was purchased by Paul Kemsley, who was an investment banker and once the director at Tottenham, and Beckham’s personal agent Terry Byrne, Beckham showed interest in joining the team but after Byrne and Kemsley eventually sold the corporation after a great deal of marketing with no Sports

actual team to stand behind, interest on Beckham’s side faded. But, according to a report in the Irish newspaper the Sunday World, a senior Cosmos source has confirmed that discussions are underway with David Beckham and his advisers to bring the multimillionaire soccer star in as part of the ownership group of the team and its core player as the resurrected Cosmos start playing in the NASL this upcoming season. Beckham’s interest looks genuine. A move to the Cosmos would reunite him with former Manchester United teammate Eric Cantona, who was appointed the New York Cosmos Director of Soccer in January.The report in the Sunday World indicated that a decision is coming soon. The “senior official” told the newspaper that, “David has confirmed his interest and we expect an announcement before Christmas.” “I’ve had an incredibly special time playing for the LA Galaxy,

however, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career,” said Beckham in a prepared statement. What’s that “one last challenge” Beckham talked about? Could it be taking a team from the NASL to Major League Soccer? There is no doubt the Cosmos’ new ownership group are setting themselves up to be a forerunner for the 20th MLS franchise. They would transition from the NASL into MLS just as the Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps, Montreal Impact and the Seattle Sounders had done previously. If that is the case, Beckham could be a partial owner and help the Cosmos find favor with MLS Commissioner Don Garber, who has been saying for well over a year that he sees New York as the location of the 20th team in his league and to that end had been working hard to secure a site for the team to build a stadium. Beckham to the NASL could be a

longshot, but so was Beckham coming to Major League Soccer in 2007. Beckham in the NASL would be very good for the league as they look to thrive and expand while providing compelling soccer for the game’s fans. After hearing the possibility that he could be playing in the same league as Beckham next season, Strikers’ midfielder Mark Anderson, who is from Durham, England, tweeted his enthusiasm, “Just heard that the New York Cosmos are in the race to sign Beckham. Playing against Becks next season? Please make this happen [Eric] Cantona.” Beckham hinted in his statement that he would be interested in staying involved in American soccer after his six year stint in California, ”Soccer’s potential has no limits in this wonderful country,” said Beckham. “I want to always be part of growing it.”

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