Page 1

The Boca Raton Tribune until Christmas

Your Closest Neighbor

for news 24/7 go to

East /West Boca Raton, Highland Beach, Delray Beach FL - December 9 through December 15, 2010 •Year I •Number 025

4th annual Carousel Day to bring Christmas to needy children Stampede Movement reads The Boca Raton Tribune, and so do you!

Send us your pictures of you reading a copy of The Boca Raton Tribune for you to be featured in a upcoming edition of the newspaper!

Top Boca’s list of legislative priorities

Crowd braves blustery Propel Golf night to light Menorah at Tournament Royal Palm Monument See page 28 See page 11

By Dale M. King

BOCA RATON - City officials have approved a list of projects and measures they hope the State Legislature and Congress will adopt when those boards containing many new faces - convene in 2011.

Nearly 400,000 readers!

The lengthy roster is heavy on public transit projects, and also emphasizes the creation of a new Interstate 95 interchange in the area of Florida Atlantic University. The interchange was first proposed back in 2002 by then-State Rep. Bill Andrews at a meeting with then-FAU President Anthony Catanese and then-Mayor Steven Abrams. See page 4


2 - December 9 through December 15, 2010


The Boca Raton Tribune


of the Week Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding, 14 for the gain from it is better than gain from silver and its profit better than gold. Prov.3-14

Paul Triviabits

By Paul Paquet In 2005, the Dubai-based MBC dubbed 30 episodes of “The Simpsons” into Arabic, turning Bart into Badr and Homer into Omar, who chugs nonalcoholic pop. This was one of the many changes to show, now called “Al Shamshoon,” intended to broaden its appeal in the Arab market. Unfortunately, those changes also blunted the show’s once-biting satire, and the whole thing flopped. What creator of “Family Guy” would’ve been on one of the flights crashed into the World Trade Center, had his travel agent given him the right departure time? A) Mike Judge B) Seth MacFarlane C) Trey Parker D) Matt Stone Previous answer: Howard Carter found King Tut. INDEX Briefs

Page 02

Municipal News

Page 03

Community News

Page 08

Section B

Page 13


Page 21


Page 23

Pet Society

Page 25


Page 26


Page 32

Safety tip from Boca Raton Police Boca police safety tip Q: What are some of the current traffic fines? A: Traffic fines can differ per county, but here are some of the most common for Palm Beach County: No seat belt, $116; passing a school bus, $271; 10 to 14 miles over the speed limit, $206; child not in a restraint seat, $166; running a red light, $264; 10 to 14 miles over the speed limit with workers present, $306. Crime and safety questions are answered by officers from the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit

Obituaries Henrietta King dies BOCA RATON - A funeral service will be held Saturday for Henrietta King, 87, wife of famed boxing promoter Don King, who died Dec. 2 at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton. A memorial service for Mrs. King was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 7) at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Seacrest Blvd. in Boynton Beach. Her funeral will be held Saturday (Dec. 11) at 11 a.m. at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland. The Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled to give the eulogy. A spokesman for the King family said Mrs. King suffered from stomach cancer. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her death, the family spokesman said. The Kings, who had been married more than 50 years, lived in an oceanside mansion in Manalapan. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Carl, 52; Debbie, 47 and Eric, 57.

Online Edition The Boca Raton Tribune

Editor Pedro Heizer

Associate Editor Donovan Ortega, Sam Tett

Read more Online

Software Manager Anderson Mancebo

Advertising Sales Director Lew Roberts Account Executive Mark Ary, Marvin Davis, Stan Weisbrodt, Marguax Vicker, Daniel Bluesten Art Director Maheli Jardim

• JARC Hosts Successful 2nd Annual Bowling Fundraiser at Strikes@Boca

Photographers: Nicole Vickers, Barbara McCormick Video Production Director Klaiton Silva

• Abrams designates December as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month • American Jewish Committee marks 20 years of service to Palm Beach County

LEGAL NOTICE ANTHONY ALTMANN, JOHN D. COLE YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: BABETTE MANN You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Website (, the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www., or by contacting your local court or county bar association.

The Boca RatonTribune

mailing address: P.O. Box 970593 Boca Raton, FL 33497 Office Address: 7300 W. Camino Real # 201 - Boca Raton Fl, 33433 For general information: 561-290-1202 Fax: 561-208-6008

Copyright 2010 by The Boca Raton Tribune. All rights reserved by The Boca Raton Tribune. All submissions and published materials are the propery of The Boca Raton Tribune. This publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without express written consent from The Boca Raton Tribune. The publishers reserve the right to edit all submissions and to reject any advertising or copy they regard as harmful to the publication´s good or deemed to be libelous. The publisher is not responsible for the articles written by its columnists. The publishers are not responsible for ty-pographical errors, omissions or copy or photos misrepresented by the advertiser. Liability shall not exceed the cost of the portion of space occupied by such error or advertising items or information. All edi-torials are intended to reflect the position of the publisher and not of any individual editorial writer. Signed columns, on the other hand, reflect the opinions of the author and not necessarily those of the publisher. The advertiser and/or the advertising agency is responsible for all content and will assume responsibility resulting from publication of said advertisement in The Boca Raton Tribune.

Proud Member of:

The name and address of the court is:

MECED COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, 2260 N STREET, - 627 21 ST, MERCED, CA 95340 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is:

JAMES MAYNARD 858-472-4550

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.


for news 24/7 go to

Municipal News

December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 3

The Boca Raton Tribune

Otter alert issued for Boca Boca Police nab trio in Chase area after dog, connection with burglary adults are bitten on 27th Avenue

BOCA RATON - Animal Care and Control and the Palm Beach County Health Department are issuing an alert to be on the lookout for an aggressive otter that has attacked a dog and at least two adults recently in the Boca Chase Development. Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control has set out traps and begun distributing informational flyers to residents in the area as the otter continues to elude capture. Rabies is suspected, but cannot be confirmed until the animal is captured and tested. The Epidemiologists at the Health Department are in touch with a man and a woman attacked on a recent Sunday morning by the otter, in separate incidents.

As a precaution, the victims have begun vaccine treatment. The dog was attacked the previous Thursday and again on Friday. Its rabies vaccine is up to date and the animal has been placed in home quarantine for 45 days. Persons who may have come in contact with the otter in the area should contact the Palm Beach County Health Department at 561671-4184. Domestic animals, dogs, and cats, over four months of age, are required to be vaccinated against rabies and wear a current rabies license tag. Rabies shots are available through a veterinarian or by calling Animal Care and Control at 561-2331200.

BOCA RATON - Boca Raton Police nabbed three suspects in connection with a burglary reported just before 2:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at a home on NW 27th Avenue. Suspects were identified as Travis Grant, 21, and Anquinette Webb, 18, both of Deerfield Beach and Herison Joseph, 24, of Boca Raton. Public Information Manager Mark Economou said Joseph and Grant were charged with two counts of burglary to a dwelling, two counts of grand theft, and obstructing an officer. Webb was charged with two counts each of burglary and grand theft. Detectives obtained a search warrant for their car and recovered a large amount of property. Authorities are investigating the trio further to determine if they have committed other burglaries. Initially, said Economou, Boca Police responded to a report of two suspicious males seen leaving a house on 27th Avenue with a tele-

vision on top of their car. A neighbor called police when she saw a small black sporty car with a spoiler backed into a nearby driveway and two black male suspects putting a television (still in the box) on the roof of the car and drive away. A short time later, said the police report, a Boca Raton officer, working an off-duty assignment nearby, saw the car and began to follow it. The officer stopped the vehicle in a church parking lot and two male suspects jumped out and fled on foot. The driver, identified as Anquinette Webb, was taken into custody immediately. After a foot pursuit, one suspect, identified as Henrison Joseph, was TASERed and taken into custody. The third suspect identified as Travis Grant was not initially located, said police. Later that afternoon, a resident called reporting a suspicious person in the same area matching Grant’s description. Officers, including K-9 teams, once again searched the area. A short time later, Grant surrendered when he was located and confronted by the K-9 officers. The report said detectives linked Joseph, Grant and Webb to at least one other residential burglary in which several televisions and jewelry were taken.

Two teenagers arrested for water pipe vandalism incidents in Boca

Lance Dankel

Theodore Vanderlaag

BOCA RATON - Boca Raton Police detectives arrested two teenagers December 1 in connection with the numerous water pipe vandalism incidents that had occurred the previous weekend. Public Information Manager Mark Economou said the vandalism cases - which totaled 29 - occurred in an area from NW 4th Avenue to Federal Highway and from about the 2600 block of NW 2nd Avenue south to Palmetto Park Road. When officers became aware of the vandalism trend, they increased patrols in the area and spoke with a number of juveniles. Officers documented these interactions. When detectives reviewed these reports, they narrowed down their list of potential suspects. A day later, detectives spoke with Lance Dankel, a juvenile whom officers had contacted twice over the weekend. Economou said Dankel told officers that although he and two other juveniles live in the area and were walking around the crime scenes all weekend, they saw nothing unusual, despite the fact that they would have walked past several of the broken water pipes, gushing water. Detectives then spoke with a juvenile who said he was

with Dankel over the weekend. This juvenile, who spoke to detectives with his mother present, gave detectives a detailed account of all the vandalism, Economou said. The youth told detectives Dankel and another juvenile, named Theodore Vanderlaag, both Boca Raton residents, allegedly committed the crimes and he provided details, which included locations, business names, and the method they used to damage the water pipes. He also provided several locations that were as yet unreported. Detectives confirmed the details he provided with the evidence found at the scene of the crimes. Economou said detectives spoke with another juvenile that was also present during the crimes, and confirmed that Dankel and Vanderlaag allegedly committed the vandalism. Although this witness was present, he did not participate in the crimes. Officers arrested Vanderlaag and Dankel Dec. 1 and charged them with 33 counts each of vandalism. The aggregate amount of the damage sustained to property of the city of Boca Raton and various businesses is estimated to be more than $15,000.

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

4 - December 9 through December 15, 2010

The Boca Raton Tribune MUNICIPAL NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL

Buses, shuttles, I-95 interchange top Boca’s list of legislative priorities

Continued from page 1 Initially, the idea was drawn up to help relieve the glut of traffic on Glades Road, but it will also come in handy now that FAU is building an Innovation Village and a 30,000 seat stadium on campus. Since the early 2000s, the interchange plan has been proceeding slowly up the list of highway projects to be done, but funding has not been allocated for the final work. Both the city’s state and federal agenda urges legislators to support “funding of the new I-95 interchange and auxiliary lanes between Glades Road and Yamato Road, to support FAU and regional growth.” From the state, the city is seeking support of Department of Transportation projects in Boca Raton and backing for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority and dedicated funding for TriRail. Money would also be included for city shuttle

service, bike lanes and bus shelters. Federal funding for “comprehensive transportation strategy initiatives, including shuttle service, pedestrian-friendly roadway design standards and environmentally sensitive infrastructure projects” are also in the package. Council members approved the two lists after Deputy City Manager George S. Brown outlined them at a recent meeting. In a nutshell, said Brown, the city is hoping to keep the state out of its financial coffers. The city opposes caps on revenue or expenditures and is dead set against state government messing with its Home Rule duties. Issues of water also rose to the top, including support of dedicated funding for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects and funding to implement the federal mandate for separating municipal storm water sewer systems through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permitting. The city will also use its lobbyists to seeking federal reimbursement for Home-

land Security preparedness, hurricane preparation and cleanup, a multi-jurisdictional real-time crime center, timely funding of start-up and maintenance into prescription medication abuse cases. Beach renourishment and a clarification of sober house legislation are also on the wish list going to the Fed. A full boat of law enforcement efforts is in the plan, including installation and maintenance of city-wide closed circuit TV system; support for legislation to prohibit the carrying of a concealed weapon into any municipal building at any time; full funding of the judicial system and endorsement of legislation to establish statewide regulation of pain management clinics that dispense medication onsite – commonly known as “pill mills.” Similar requests are going to state officials along with hopes for funding to beautify state road and highway interchanges, a request to correct drainage problems along North Federal Highway from Palmetto Park Road north to the city limits and funding for library construction projects.

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 5

for news 24/7 go to

The Boca Raton Tribune MUNICIPAL NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

6 - December 9 through December 15, 2010

The Boca Raton Tribune EDITORIALS/LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FL

The Boca Raton Tribune Founded January 15, 2010

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









By Dale King


So I guess what I got was a MAN-o-gram several treatments for skin cancer. I told him I felt a pain on the left side of my chest, under the breast. It wasn’t a lump or a mole; it was just a sore spot. And it only hurt if I pressed on it. He mused, then said, “It’s worth looking at.” He referred me to another specialist. That doctor checked me out, and with a little more certainty, said he felt it was some type of tissue enlargement that happens for no particular reason, and then takes a few months to go away. But to guarantee that he was right, he told me to have a mammogram. Sure, my fellow workers got a kick out of it. Most are too young to have had such a procedure, but my wife walked me through it. And the doctor had already assured me there would be other men in the clinic. There were. And I was told many men also come in for mammograms. I remember that in the line

of duty, I once interviewed a man with breast cancer. And back in October, I wrote several stories about breast cancer survivors for the Boca Raton Tribune. I must admit I felt like the proverbial fish out of water at the clinic. I knew nothing about protocol. And the form I filled out contained many questions that didn’t apply to me, a male. But everyone was very nice, and ushered me into the room where I was to have the actual “pictures” taken. I tried to restrain my desire to joke around; after all, this was a medical procedure. I stepped up to the machine. A courteous woman named Lois told me how to position myself. Then, the device squeezed down on the tissue of the left breast. She then took shots of the right breast; both sides again from a different angle, then moved back to the left breast, which was the area of concern. “I want one more with a little more tissue,” she


Letter Guidelines


’ve had a lot of medical examinations in my time. I had my tonsils out when I was 9 and I’ve endured one of those procedures that uses sound waves to break up a kidney stone. I’ve had my share of X-rays, MRIs and even a CT scan. But I had a test the other day that I never, never, in my wildest dreams, imagined I would undergo. I had a mammogram. Chuckle if you will, but now I know what women must go through on a regular basis when they reach a certain age. Let me assure you that, as far as I know, I am in good health. And I won praise from those I met at a mammography clinic for being aware of the telltale signs of possible disease and following them up, even though it is mainly a female disease. Here’s the back story. I had to visit my dermatologist recently – just a routine check since I’ve had



said. “Sorry, I don’t think I have much more,” I said, trying not to sound like I was kidding. Soon, it was over. As I sat in the waiting room while the pictures were prepared, I talked to a man and woman. The gentleman was there for some type of procedure. We talked a bit, and a woman came out with my pictures. I delivered them to the doctor’s office across the street. And I am awaiting the results. Everyone has pretty much assured me that the situation is nothing to worry about. For much of my career, I have been writing stories that urge people to see a doctor for anomalies - particularly in stories about breast cancer patients and survivors. Now that I’ve talked the talk, I can actually say I’ve walked the walk. And you should, too. Men and women both. Don’t let things like this go by without an examination.

Letters must be signed with name clearly legible along with a phone number and complete address. No unsigned or anonymous letters will be considered for publication. The Boca Raton Tribune reserves the right to edit the

letters for spelling, grammar, news style, good taste and available space. Letters from the same author will not be published more often than every 60 days. E-mails to columnists may be used as letters to the editor.

All letters to the editor should be sent to: The Boca Raton Tribune, P.O. Box 970593 - Boca Raton, FL 33497


The Boca Raton Tribune

online - We update your community news 24/7 Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 7

for news 24/7 go to

The Boca Raton Tribune EDITORIALS & LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FL



By Douglas Heizer

Once Upon a Time...

When you help a child, you are really helping yourself We here at the Boca Raton Tribune are very excited about all the wonderful things that are happening this season. The holiday lights are on all over Boca Raton, and we are in the middle of our holiday decorations contest. There’s a special spirit of giving in the air, one that only comes at this time of the year. We hope hundreds of people will turn out Sunday, Dec. 12, for the Fourth Annual Carousel Day at the Sugar Sand Park Carousel, 300 S. Military Trail in Boca Raton. It will be an exciting day, that’s for sure, with children able to ride the carousel as much as they want

for free. But it’s a day for families to enjoy being together at this wonderful holiday time of the year. Most delightful is the fact that children, their parents and everyone who comes to Carousel Day can bring an unwrapped present that will be given to a needy child either through the Wayne Barton Study Center or Boca Helping Hands. We know a lot of people wonder how they can give to a good cause. This is one of the easiest. We’ve already heard from people who said they are going out to buy a toy – or two – or more – just to bring them to Carousel Day and help a child who may not receive any presents.

For me, doing nice things for others have always given me a good feeling inside. We all need a little dost of this spiritual cheer to make the holidays more festive. Any kind of an unwrapped toy, big or small, will warm the heart of a child. Just look at the face of a little boy or girl grasping a doll or a toy truck and you’ll see the real meaning of the holidays. It’s something everyone one of us needs to make our festivities complete. We hope to see you Sunday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Sugar Sand Park for Carousel Day. If you need more information, call 561-347-3900.

By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.

Every human story possesses one or more distinct “once upon a time” moments, whether merely to celebrate a pleasant occurrence, or to mark a decisive turning point which had prompted one into a significant new direction. For some, this can be revolutionary in nature, and may escort one into living “happily ever after.” In the case of others, some of those “moments” may be repeated again in diverse ways, yet not ne-cessarily offering one a life of uninterrupted bliss and consistent happiness in the world. The experience of living comes in different sizes and shapes to every individual, rich or poor, educated or not, young or old. Human life is no fairy tale, though many aspects of daily living may assume some of the qualities usually associated with those

stories. Fairy-tales are imaginary, but human existence must always acknowledge the real world with all its struggles, ugliness, challenges, and opportunities also. No waving of a magic wand will ever shape things better for anyone. Only personal initiative, persistent courage, and consistent determination will ever lead one forward in life’s trajectories! In the words of Rabbi Marc Gafni, all persons “seek the affirmation that the human being has a soul print - a unique cal-ling and a special story possessing infinite value, meaning, and dignity.” For every individual, it’s imperative that a landmark experience be determined, a significant turning point be established, from whence one can proceed in life with renewed assur-

ance and contagious zest. In other words, determine your most significant “once upon a time” instant, which may prompt you daily in the process leading to exciting, tangible results. Recognize and celebrate the uniqueness of your personal, unfolding biography, remembering further that only a life with purpose at every step taken, can face any forks on the road knowing precisely the correct direction to follow. Physical obstacles or any other impediments placed before you may retard your progress but not necessarily prevent you from still advancing and, in due time, reaching your destination. Your ultimate success remains tied to that unique “once upon a time” occurrence in your life which you can continue to enhance as your years roll on!

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.

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

8 - December 9 through December 15, 2010

Community News The Boca Raton Tribune

Children’s Villages - Florida honors Club Managers Association by dedicating campus to them BOCA RATON - SOS Children’s Villages - Florida recently recognized the long-time commitment and giving of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Florida Chapter, Seminole Region Charity Golf Tournament by dedicating the 8-acre Village campus in their honor. The audience broke into applause when Committee Chairman Jay DiPietro, president & CEO of Boca West Country Club, and the CMAA committee presented their 2010 donation to the children in the amount of $200,000. To date, the CMAA has presented SOS with gifts totaling $1,165,000. The SOS Board of Directors, staff and children were in attendance for the Village-wide dedication ceremony where a new sign was unveiled at the entrance of the community.

“I am deeply proud to have been able to play a role in transforming the lives of so many children in need, living at SOS. The committee and I are dedicated to helping the children,” said DiPietro. The CMAA members, under DiPietro’s leadership, host their annual Charity Golf Tournament at Boca West Country Club each June to raise funds for their favorite charities. For the past eight years, the committee has been dedicating part of the proceeds from the tournament to SOS and the more than 280 boys and girls who have grown up there. “The dedicated fundraising efforts of the committee have helped make it possible for us to provide a home, nurturing staff and children’s support services for our foster children,” said Jeffrey Zirulnick SOS

chief executive officer. SOS Children’s Villages - Florida is home to up to 75 foster children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. The Village setting allows brothers and sisters, often separated in foster care, to be reunited. The Florida Village is part of a worldwide network of more than 450 villages caring for disadvantaged children.

Coral Springs •Volunteers clean Lions Park

•Christmas trees sell briskly

•Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck wants more jobs for Coral Springs

From left are Tom and Marti White, SOS supporters; Jay DiPietro, general manager at Boca West Country Club and chairman of the committee and Jeff Zirulnick, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages - Florida

Delray Beach •Happy Hanukkah from The Delray Beach Tribune

•Your Tribune is about to become more puzzling

From left are Matt Lambert, general manager at The Country Club at Mirasol and committee member; Michael Gibson, general manager at Old Marsh Golf Club and committee member; Jay DiPietro, general manager at Boca West Country Club and chairman of the committee; Mark Ruszczyk, general manager at Villa Grande Club at Porto Vita and committee; Michael McCarthy, general manager at Addison Reserve Country Club and vice chairman of the committee and Lucy Colston, president of Great Ideas by Elle and committee member

Jay DiPietro, general manager at Boca West Country Club and chairman of committee

•Delray Beach police: man punched fellow officer

Credit: Photos by Barbara McCormick

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

for news 24/7 go to

December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 9

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

10 -December 9 through December 15, 2010

The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL

4th annual Carousel Day to bring Christmas to needy children

By Dale King and Sam Tett BOCA RATON - Get your toy donations ready, because the fourth annual Carousel Day at Sugar Sand Park is happening this Sunday, Dec. 12! On this day of foolproof family fun, kids can ride the carousel for free, and all visitors can enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixin’s. Best of all, this event is to benefit a wonderful cause. Those planning to attend

are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy, which will be given to a needy child, unlikely get any presents this holiday season. The toys will be presented to

season. Carousel Day will be held Sunday Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the carousel in Sugar Sand Park, located at 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Sugar Sand Park is one of the most elaborate recreation venues in the city. It has a Science Explorium, a theater, a playground, ball fields and, since 2005, a carousel. The Boca Raton Rotary Club Sunset was instrumental in raising money to help purchase the intricate merry-go-round, and as a result of the Rotary Club’s

the children at the Wayne Barton Study Center, and also to those children who get their meals from Boca Helping Hands. This will be a wonderful way to entertain the kids this weekend, while also reaching out to those less fortunate in the spirit of the holiday

generosity, the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Parks District, which owns the play area, offered the club a chance to use the carousel one day a year without charge. That day has come to be known as the Annual Carousel Day at Sugar Sand Park. This day of free rides and food in exchange for a donated toy is sponsored by the Boca Raton Rotary Club Sunset, The Boca Raton Tribune, Scout Troop 337, and the Boca Raton West Rotary Club. For more information, call 561-347-3900.

You Are Cordially Invited To Christmas Eve Under The Stars

Deerfield Beach, December 24 at 5 pm

Promoted by the Lighthouse of Life, South Florida, an international fellowship that desires to show God’s love and share His Word in holiness and humility. Led by Pastor Andrew and Daniele Vuksic, this group strives to love and serve everyone in the community by building meaningful, lasting relationships.

Whether you are single, married, single again, with or without children, you are invited to experience this uplifting Christmas Eve service. Just come as you are, and don’t forget your beach chair or blanket. Participate with us as we celebrate with the singing of Christmas carols under the stars. You will enjoy the Christmas music of our International Worship Team, hear an inspiring Christmas message just for you, meet a diverse group of great

new people, besides sipping some hot chocolate or warm apple cider, along with delicious homemade Christmas cookies. We look forward to have you join us for this very special celebration. If you have any questions, please visit or call Allison at 561-901-1302.

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 11

for news 24/7 go to

The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL

Boca Firefighters accepting toy donations, CARE packages BOCA RATON - Boca Raton Fire-Rescue Services, the Fire Fighters of Boca Raton and special volunteers hope to make this holiday season an exceptional one for some needy children, as well as troops overseas. The group is currently accepting new toys and clothes, as well as gift cards through Friday, December 24, to be distributed through various outreach organizations to families in need. In addition, the fire stations will also be collection sites for holiday care package items that will be shipped to soldiers overseas. Residents can drop off toys & CARE package items at any one of the following fire stations:

Fire Station 1, 1151 North Federal Hwy Fire Station 2, 903 West Palmetto Park Road Fire Station 3, 100 South Ocean Blvd Fire Station 4, 351 West Yamato Road Fire Station 5, 2333 West Glades Road Fire Station 6, 1901 Clint Moore Road Fire Station 7, 3001 West Yamato Road Fire Station 8, 190 SW 18th Street Monetary donations designated to help purchase food, basic necessities and defray shipping costs for CARE packages will be accepted. For information, call the “Santa Hotline” at 561-2395752 or go to

Crowd braves blustery night to light Menorah at Royal Palm Monument on sixth night of Hanukkah

BOCA RATON - On Monday night, the sixth night of Hanakkah, more than 100 people gathered in Royal Palm’s Monument Plaza in Boca Raton to light the Menorah. The candles were illumina-ted in cold and windy weather. Those in attendance at the event danced and sang to live music. Rabbi Ruvi New was the master of ceremonies and all the other Boca Chabad rabbis participated. Jim and Marta Batmasian, owners of the plaza who stood by in the unusually cold weather, were recognized for their contribution to the community. Former Boca Raton mayor and now County Commission Steven Abrams along

with other local officials participated in the candle lighting ceremony. A highlight of the evening was a film clip of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier being held by Hamas terrorists for years without allowing Red Cross or any other humanitarian organization to see him. Signs saying “Free Gilad” and the signing of petitions to authorities to help the imprisoned soldier, brought the high spirited celebration down to reality. Also, a film of The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Manachem Shneerson, with some brilliant words of wisdom that reflected on Israel now and in the future, was viewed by all.

RabbiRuviNewoftheBocaChabadlightstheMenorahwithassistancefrom Boca Raton City Council members Anthony Majhess and Constance Scott

Rabbi Ruvi New and others dance at the Menorah lighting.

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

12 -December 9 through December 15, 2010

Columnists The Boca Raton Tribune

ON THE MONEY By Steve L. Pomeranz

The Double-Bind The mother says to her son: “Come here, darling, why don’t you come and kiss Mommy? You never kiss Mommy.” As the child comes, the Mother stiffens and freezes. When the child stops, confused, she says: “Come darling don’t ever be afraid of expressing your feelings.” A wife laments that her husband never brings her flowers spontaneously and she tells him so. He is in a double bind. If he brings her flowers, it’s not being spontaneous, if he doesn’t, her accusation is correct and he can’t please her. It’s a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation. Your broker, advisor, or radio personality tells you to hold onto your stocks in a terrible, terrible market. He says: “Stocks beat all other investments in the long-run.” As a matter of fact, he points to many very successful investors and says: “They are buying now, not selling”. He tells you: “calculations of future returns in the market are now 10-12%. Do you really want to sell everything now, that in a matter of weeks, the market has fallen to such low levels?” So you grit your teeth and hold. Yet, each day you are tested. Each day you see your investments fall in value. The news is bleak and you are afraid to look at your monthly statement. If you do, you feel nauseous. You’re in a double-bind. Caught between your desire to earn a high return and not make the same past mistakes and the fear that “this time is different”, and just when you thought you were doing it right, the rules of the game change on you. It’s a double-bind. Damned if

you do- damned if you don’t. So what do you do? There are some ways out of this dilemma. One of the first rules of getting out of a double-bind situation is to realize that one person or entity in the relationship is the so-called “power person”. It is usually the one presenting the double-bind, whether it’s the Mother, the Wife, The Army or your broker. They are setting the limits of the discussion putting you in this double-bind situation. So firstly, you need to understand who the “power-person” is. Secondly, you have to make up your own mind as to what you can do. If the child were an adult, he could say: “Why do you recoil from me when I try to kiss you? How can you expect me not to be confused that your words and actions are different?” Gaining a bit of power for himself. The husband could take on more power by saying: “I don’t bring you flowers, but I do other things, spontaneously and from my heart.” To your broker or advisor: You have decided to give this person whom you trust, the power to guide you and make some important decisions for you. You have decided to give up some power and follow the professional’s guidance. But you still have to have the power. Are there any reasons that your level of trust has been diminished? I’m not talking about predicting the market decline. No one can consistently do that correctly. As a matter of fact, the best investors don’t even try. But is he meeting with you through these tough times? Is he taking your call and explaining as many times necessary why you are invested in this and

that? Is he acutely aware of your emotional risk tolerance? Are you confident that despite the markets’weakness, your total portfolio is basically sound? If not, you have the power to change and break the double-bind. What about your humble radio advisor? Should you follow what I or any other TV or Magazine guru has to say? Do you want to give your power over to a person that has to speak in generalities to get a point across? No. Take in the info, feed it through your logic, learn a little more, talk to others and get your own view. Ask your advisor to comment on these questions. Any good advisor will take other’s words and thoughts into consideration. So what about my original challenge? Hold on and watch your investments decline in value, or sell everything and get out of the market entirely? It’s in your power; there is no real double-bind because you have to know yourself. Do you really think you’re problems will be solved by buying CDs at 1%? If so, do it and don’t look back. Is the current value of your portfolio, as dismal as it may be, having an effect on you right now, other than emotionally? If not, why the panic? If you can be sure of anything, what goes down will come up eventually. No one’s life, no market, no society experiences wonderful times always. There are always the bad days, months and sometimes even years. Can you wait? Can you “tough” this one out? If so, stay in. invest on dips and don’t look back. Make your decision. Stick with it and get out of your doublebind. Get your power back!

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.


December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 13


for news 24/7 go to

BOCA LIFE & ARTS The Boca Raton Tribune December 9 through December 15, 2010 •Year I •Number 025

Local photographer supports breast cancer research through “empowered women” series

FOOD REVIEW See article on page 14

David Pearlman is a gifted photographic artist working right here in Boca, and “Empowered Women” is the title of his newest series. Each image combines a beautiful and powerful woman with an equally beautiful and powerful wil-

dlife element, carefully layered to create one exquisite image. He specifically designed these pieces of art to represent strength and perseverance. The forms of the women are often, and quite purposefully, challenging to find; it is once you discover

them that the element of “power” reveals itself in all its beauty and glory. His inspiration for this series came from working with Theresa Lana on a book, for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and her particular

journey with breast cancer. Theresa is a stage 3, five-year survivor of breast cancer, and the founder of “Team T-Bird” which tirelessly fundraises for the foundation. Says David, “You know, as artists do, we get creative one day, we

have a thought that goes through our minds, and we start thinking ‘what if we did this with this, and juxtaposed that with that’, and I started going over some wildlife images that I had in


Continued on page 17

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

See page 18

14 -December 9 through December 15, 2010

The Boca Raton Tribune B - BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL


The Capital Grille is not a restaurant - It is THE Restaurant! Upon arrival, the diner is welcomed as one returning to their private club. The ambiance is warm and friendly with sincere greetings from receptionists to managers to the wait staff and bus boys - all caring as to the comfort and pleasure of the diners. Managers Alev Ersoy and Joseph Beninato suggested we sample numerous menu items that included Chef Carmine di Candia’s favorites. Our waiter, Ray Stinchcomb, contributed his thoughts as well and suggested sampling of various wines to accompany each course. As there are 322 wines on their roster, we relied on advice from this wine educated and experienced server who provided us with a choice wine to match our dining selections. Our introduction to the Capital Grille’s appetizer menu began with warm Wagyu Beef Carpaccio on a bed of arugula salad, drizzled with lemon vinaigrette. Tasty prosciutto wrapped mozzarella with juicy vine ripe tomatoes was followed by lobster meat/crab meat cakes with just a touch of filler to have the true taste come through. An order of cool, plump, fresh oysters led to a spicy pan-fried dish of calamari with hot cherry peppers that left a lingering hint of spice on the palate. In addition smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, a cold shellfish plate

and a “Grand Plateau”(King crab, lobster, shrimp cocktail and oysters) round out this listing. We reveled in the taste of fantastic lobster bisque off the menu - so rich and creamy with chunks of fresh lobster meat that we were tempted not to just sample - but finish. A gigantic 14 ounce crock of French onion soup, enough for three gourmets, proved to be the finest possible of this classic, a must for Francophiles. Next visit, we’ll try their cup of clam chowder as well. We sampled a Caesar salad with a nice creamy dressing over cut shards of crisp lettuce, then the fresh spinach salad with a warm bacon dressing, giving a pleasant crunch to this tasty dish. Fresh mozzarella and beefsteak tomato slices with leaves of basil was dressed with a 12 year aged balsamic vinegar - a royal treat. A “wedge” with bleu cheese and applewood smoked bacon, the Capital Grille’s own chopped salad and a plate of field greens with tomatoes and herbs are also offered. Chef Carmine’s suggestions include a seared tenderloin with butter poached lobster- cedar planked salmon with tomato fennel relish- and a daily Chef’s seafood feature-all to test on a later date. We did test three steak choices- a bonein Kona crusted dry aged

14 ounce sirloin with shallot butter, medium rare plus a sliced 10 ounce filet mignon with Cipollini onions and wild mushrooms done on the rare side as well as a Porcini rubbed 22 ounce Delmonico with 12 year aged balsamic vinegar prepared medium. There is a definite difference in these three tastes, effected by the cut and degree of doneness though all were succulent choices. Broiled lobster meat with drawn butter was paired with the steaks .The Chef’s “Main Courses” also feature six additional steak choices plus roasted chicken and double cut rib lamb chops. Five seafood offerings include lobster and crab stuffed shrimp, seared citrus salmon, sushi grade sesame seared tuna with gingered rice, grilled swordfish with lemon shallot relish plus lobsters ranging from two to four pounds, done as you wish. Ten side dish offerings include our servers suggestion of lobster mac’n’cheese, roasted Cremini, Portabella, Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms and Vidalia onion rings-with each portion enough for two diners and each portion rich and delicious. One can also order sauteed spinach,fresh creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, asparagus with Hollandaise and French green beans with roasted tomatoes and fennel.

All fine dinners culminate in sweet endings and here we were favored with classic crème brulee-smooth, cream and sensational, a rich chocolate hazelnut cake with a lovely, grainy texture and a trio of restaurant-made ice cream flavors, beautifully handcrafted. You may wish to order their fresh strawberries, a flourless chocolate espresso cake, fruit sorbet, berries in vanilla cream, coconut cream pie or cheese cake with seasonal berries. Combine your dessert with

standard or specialty coffees or teas, order any of their extensive roster of brandies, cordials, dessert wines, ports, scotches and whiskeys-revel in dinner well done. The Capital Grille at 6000 Glades Road (Town Center Mall) in Boca Raton (561368-1077) is one of a chain of 41 fine establishments. It seats over 260 diners at their bar, patio, kitchen rail and main room. Open from 11:30AM to 4PM for luncheon, Mondays through Fridays - no luncheon ser-

vice on Saturdays or Sundays. Dinner from 4PM to 10PM Mondays through Thursdays, till 11PM on Fridays and from 5PM to 11PM on Saturdays and 5PM to 10PM on Sundays. In conclusion, each and every dish we sampled was, in our opinion, the finest in taste and texture, amply portioned and most professionally served. Costing is in relation to the quality of food and service – We urge you to …Go and enjoy!!

Dead Sea Scrolls to go digital NEW YORK - The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), in collaboration with the Google R&D center in Israel, has launched a unique project to document the entire collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library. Using the most advanced and innovative technologies available to image the entire collection of 900 manuscripts comprising about 30,000 Dead Sea Scrolls fragments in high-resolution and multi spectra, the IAA will make the digitized images freely available and accessible to anyone anywhere in the world on the Internet. This is the first time that the collection of Scrolls will be photographed in its entirety since the 1950’s. The IAA will also upload additional data online that will allow users to perform meaningful searches across a broad range of data in a number of languages and formats, which will result in unprecedented scholarly and popular access to the

Scrolls and related research and scholarship, and should lead to new insights into the world of the Scrolls. “What an amazing project that makes a piece of the Bible and Israel readily available to everyone,” said Haim Gutin, Israel Commissioner of Tourism, North and South America. “I do, however, urge you to visit Israel, the land of the Bible; because a visit to Israel will change the way you read your Bible. The sights, sounds, smells, history, culture, and the people will make your Bible come

alive in Israel.” Uploading the images to the Internet will be achieved with the assistance of Google-Israel and will be accompanied by meta-data including transcriptions, translations, and bibliography. The announcement comes after three years of research in which the IAA investigated the best imaging technologies, information systems, and preservation methods and raised the necessary funds to begin the project.

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

for news 24/7 go to

December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 15

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

16 -December 9 through December 15, 2010

The Boca Raton Tribune B - BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL SPOTLIGHT

West Boca Chamber of Commerce November network

Photos by: Ed Marshall Members and guests enjoyed the November network of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce at the Bluefin Sushi Thai Grill in Parkland.

Blufin Sushi Thai Grill

Continued on page 19

Bernie Schaffer, Al Greenberg, Phil Bloom

Sheldon Kornfeld, Howard & Essie Suppo, Jeff Karsin Paul Cloutier,David Teitlebaum, John Alongi, Vicki Landis

Javier Morales, Scott and Mrs. Forgey

David Teitleman, John Alongi Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 17

for news 24/7 go to

The Boca Raton Tribune B - BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL


Local photographer supports breast cancer...

By Kay Renz

Pampering presents

mind. There was one image especially, and it was a bald eagle that I had photographed in Alaska a couple of years ago. It was coming down and swooping a fish out of the water, and I wanted to use it to visually swoop the breast cancer out of the affected breast. I call this shot “Freedom From Breast Cancer”, and it just looked so good the way it was positioned that I started getting other ideas for other animals and other women that I had worked with. It was almost inspirational, as though I was being stirred by some ‘force’ to do these.” Empowerment comes in so many ways, shapes and forms. It’s not just about cancer; it’s about overco-

ming adversity, finding the inner strength that you have that maybe you don’t know that you have, and that comes through in these photographs. “Empowered Women” is truly a phenomenal series, and one definitely worthy of being defined as art. Twenty percent of the proceeds of each print of “Freedom From Breast Cancer” that is sold will go to “Team T-Bird”, and 10% of all other images in this collection will be donated to the same cause. All images will be signed and numbered. David Pearlman can be reached at his studio, which is located at 71 SE 1st Avenue right here in Boca Raton, at 561-416-1371.

Looking for some delicious delights for your beauty buddies? Well, here are some of the most glamorous gifts of the season.

ebrates adventurous tales and ingredients from around the world. Prices: $48 – $90, available at

On the Go-Gals! The June Jacobs Vanda Orchid Collection is now available in travel-friendly sizes, making it the perfect gift for the jetsetter who likes to travel in luxury, style and good scent. The orchid extract is revered for its anti-oxidant and reparative properties and includes skin fortifying minerals like calcium, magnesium and zinc to boost skins immunity. All of the products included are paraben and preservative free and packaged within a deluxe, leather pouch that is convenient for storing all your travel essentials. The five travelsized products cover everything you need to shampoo, condition, lather and moisturize while you’re away. Price: $95, Available at Jouer has created the ultimate travel accessory - a luxurious, limited edition makeup kit stashed with 10 of Jouer’s cult favorite products. This chic, pink pebbled leather-like case contains various compartments to securely store all of your makeup essentials. Price: $200 (a $300 value), available at

The Perfect Pout Kiss the holidays “hello” with super high shine and a splash of subtly-scented color. The Stila Lip Glaze Set covers all your holiday needs and is the most sought-after gloss around. This set of eight stunning shades features four NEW limited edition glazes – Majesty, Blush, Merry Merry, and Seashell. It also has all-time favorites Kitten, Grapefruit, Apricot, and Guava making our biggest collection yet! The assortment guarantees the perfect pout is never more than a click away. Price: $25 (a $110 value), available at

Pounds of Pleasure Celebrate the season of giving with the limited edition Hope & Crystals Holiday gift. This piece features

20 pounds of AHAVA’s signature Hope Blossoms Bath Salt and an engraved AHAVA plaque in this elegant apothecary jar. Price: $350, available exclusively at www.AHAVA. com (Portion of proceeds goes to National Breast Cancer Foundation) A New Twist for Literary Lovers Inspired by award-winning literary classics, Molton Brown offers a festive library of gift sets for the men, women, holiday hosts and book worms on your list. Choose from 11 sets, each designed to look like a hardback novel and packed with a range of Molton Brown favorites. From “Now we are Six” (a selection of six bath & shower scents) to “The Color Purple” (relaxing yuan-zhi), Molton Brown cel-

Eye-Catching! Mix, match and be merry with this amazing selection of fun and festive Laura Mercier Eye Colours – packaged in a portable case with a double-ended Eye Colour/Smudge brush for on-the-go application. Shades Include: Sparkling Dew, Chocolate, Latte, Pink Tulip, Ultra Violet, Pink Copper, Mica and Black Ice Price: $48,

available for a limited time at NY Style From the glistening lights to the hustle and bustle of the city, there is nothing more magical than NYC during the holiday season. The Urban Decay Book of Shadows III instantly transports any girl to the city that never sleeps with pop-up LED-lit landmarks and 3D illustrations of hip urban dwellers. Celebrate the holiday season under the New York lights with this deluxe palette containing 16 eyeshadows, deluxeminis of the award-winning

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in Zero and Ransom, and a travel sized Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Price: $54, Available at Sephora, ULTA, Macy’s, and Don’t Miss Event Wednesday, December 15 - Michael Aram Personal Appearance Meet renowned metal ware designer Michael Aram and explore the Michael Aram shop at Bloomingdale’s at Town Center mall. Plus, have your purchase signed by Michael! 394-2000.

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

18 -December 9 through December 15, 2010

The Boca Raton Tribune B - BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL


‘Client 9,’ ‘I Love You, Phillip Morris,’ among Oscar contenders December is the month some of the serious contenders are released for Oscar consideration. A telltale sign a movie is being considered for awards is the receipt of a DVD from the movie studio. Both of the films I saw this week were on DVD sent for voting purposes in the two film critics associations of which I am a member. “Client 9,” showing at the new Living Room Theaters at FAU, is in the documentary category. The title refers to former New York Attorney General and exGovernor Eliot Spitzer. It is a sympathetic rise and fall tale compiled by director Alec Gibney, who evidently felt Spitzer got a raw deal when he was forced out of office March 12, 2008 after admitting he had paid to have sex with a prostitute. If Spitzer had but one moral offense he probably would have been forgiven, but news clips, interviews and dramatizations show there was a lot more to the story.

In director Gibney’s view, Spitzer was a victim of rich and powerful enemies on Wall Street and in the state capital of Albany. It is hard to feel sorry for Spitzer. He was born into wealth (his dad Bernard was a real estate titan) and privilege, and he was a cocky, arrogant man. Spitzer had the nerve to take on insurance giant AIG before it imploded, challenging its CEO Hank Greenberg and Dick Grasso, head of the New York Stock Exchange. Spitzer also made enemies of conservative commentator Joe Stone and all-powerful State Senate leader Joe Bruno. There is no doubt the damaging evidence on Spitzer and the tawdry Emperor’s Club was delivered to the New York Times by his enemies, but the implication that had Spitzer stayed in office, the economic meltdown might been averted seems far-fetched at best. “Client 9” is not about sex. It’s about power and

Ewan McGregor, left, Jim Carrey in “I Love You, Phillip Morris.”

Delray Beach Playhouse presents the contemporary thriller “Who Killed Santa Claus” through Dec. 19 at the playhouse in Lake Ida Park. Rainey Hayes plays children’s show host Barbara Love and Zack Myers is an unusually erudite police detective, Christopher Moore. Evan Dolen is the “unexpected guest.” Tickets are $30 and may be reserved by calling 561272-1281, ext. 4.

Miami City Ballet’s “Nutcracker” The biggest, most elaborate “Nutcracker” of all, Miami City Ballet’s George Ballanchine version, plays at the Broward Center Dec. 10-12 and at the Arsht Center Dec. 17-23. Tickets start at $19.75. Call 877-9297010. It was performed last weekend at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.

Former New York Attorney General and ex-Governor Eliot Spitzer in “Client 9.” politics, and anyone who doesn’t realize it’s a dirty business is naïve. Still, “Client 9” is a fascinating account of a very smart man who should have known better. It’s a very old tale. You can find it in the Book of Genesis. This is just a contemporary version. “I Love You Phillip Morris” based on a true story. Jim Carrey plays Steven Jay Russell, a one-time police officer in Virginia Beach who loved his wife (Leslie Mann) and played the organ at a local church. Writer-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa begin the story of Russell’s deathbed. He is feeling reflective and somewhat penitent for the pain he has brought others, but not apologetic about his change of life. An adopted child, Steven was obsessed about finding his biological mother. When he did find her and was rejected, he went haywire. After a car crash, Steven recognizes what has

been in the back of his mind since childhood: he fancies boys, not girls. So of course Steven moves to Miami and proceeds to live the high life without the means to support it. That leads to fraud, deception, and ultimately prison, where Steven meets the love of his life, Phillip Morris, played by British actor Ewan McGregor. “Phillip Morris” goes light on the boys in love stuff and more on the absurd aspects of Steven’s preposterous life. Jim Carry is both funny and sincere. He does not play with gay stereotypes. He really is quite convincing as a guy who loves another guy, and not just for the sex. Still “Phillip Morris” had trouble getting financed and distributed. It is Jim Carrey’s bid to be taken seriously while appealing to a mainstream audience seeking entertainment. We shall see. Delray Playhouse Christmas Mystery


The Boca Raton Tribune online - We update your community news 24/7 Subscribe to receive breaking news.

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 19

for news 24/7 go to

The Boca Raton Tribune B - BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL

West Boca Chamber... Continued from page 16


You don’t have to be the master of your domain to see Jerry Seinfeld There aren’t too many people in the world more fortunate than Jerry Seinfeld. He created one of the most successful TV shows on the planet, he has a wonderful marriage and more money than you could spend in a lifetime. And, despite the fact that he doesn’t really have a day job (the TV show “Seinfeld” halted production years ago); he always seems to be pretty content. Like everyone else with a funny bone that needs occasional stimulation, I try to catch Seinfeld when I can. I’ve seen him on the Oprah Show twice, beaming from the audience as his wife touts her common sense cookbooks. And occasionally, he makes the rounds of late night talk shows, always making us chuckle at the absurdity of life’s little vignettes. So, as a fan of epic proportion I couldn’t resist the chance to see this legendary funnyman in person recently at the Ziff Ballet Opera House in Miami. The concert was not only sold-out, but tickets were selling on eBay for $1,000 (thoughts of new carpeting for my bedroom swirled in my head for a nanosecond). As the lights went down I

wondered if all the success and docile domesticity had tamed the wilder instincts of this comic genius. But, luckily it hadn’t. Seinfeld is still the same funny fellow who charmed us for nine years on his hilarious TV show about nothing. And luckily, for those of us who hold Seinfeld in the same esteem as the Dalai Lama, it was a rave success. We laughed until we cried (some of us) and marveled at how this native New Yorker could make the little things in life seem so hysterically funny. He made fun of everything from star 69 (that was the only number they could think of?) to eBay (There’s a good idea. Let’s just start mailing our trash to one another) and continued in funny form about Starbucks, Facebook and marriage. “I am married 11 years but I didn’t get married until I was 45. I had issues, but I really enjoyed those issues. I finally got married at the Jesus Christ age; it’s the time when people say ‘Jesus Christ, you’re 45 and not married.” As far as marriage goes Seinfeld seems to have reverence for the institution, but when on stage he

seemed to enjoy playing with its often frayed edges. “Being married is like living on the floor of the Senate, every day a new law is passed ….The hardest part of being married is trying to get through a day without saying, ‘I hate you.’” One thing for sure, it’s hard to imagine Jerry Seinfeld hating anyone. He talked about friends - which I imagine he has zillions of (after all, he has a house the size of the Metropolitan Museum on Long Island). “If you have four friends, you’re lucky; six friends is tops, but with eight, everything gets out of control.” He also couldn’t help letting us know that he has us all figured out. “I know why you all live in Florida, it’s so you can call your friends up North and tell them how wonderful the weather is

and how blue the water is. You’re all here because you love the weather.” The Seinfeld character that was bothered by everything on TV seemed pretty easy going in person. He doesn’t mind the weather (I just put on a coat when it’s cold, he said), doesn’t like to buy a lot of new things (why would I want to read another one-inch manual) and enjoys getting rid of possessions. “People keep things in storage so they can visit their stuff every month and say, ‘some day I’m going to get you out of here.’” Seinfeld, dressed in a tailored business suit, had us laughing in the aisles with his take on drugs like Cialis. “If you want to get something going you don’t need two tubs, you take a bath together. Not only that, if you’re going to lug two steel tubs up a mountain, of course you’re going to be too exhausted to perform.” We know Seinfeld can perform, and we know he can make us laugh until tears cloud our vision. Check out his concert schedule at:

Javier Morales, Neil Lavikoff

Mark Weissman, Ken Bronchick

R.A. Hood, Richard Seligson

Follow us

John Hunter, Katleen Martin, Shelby Linton

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

20 -December 9 through December 15, 2010

Pet Society The Boca Raton Tribune


If you want a beautiful Lab mix, check out Gunny

Story, photo by Pam D’Addio BOCA RATON - Hi, I’m Gunny, a Labrador mix.

I’m a year-old neutered male weighing about 50 pounds. Sometimes you see a face that just says it all, and you just did. I’m as precious as I look and so ready to be loved. Just one year old, I’m looking forward to finding YOU so we can have some fun and then snuggle on the couch. I’m very mannerly

on my leash and I’m housebroken. I’m a nice boy who gets along well with cats and other dogs. I’ll wait right here for you to do the paperwork that will make you mine. I’m available for adoption at Tri-County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adoption fees for companion animals are $110 and up. Animals are

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

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 21

for news 24/7 go to

plumbing Residential & Commercial Owned & Operated experts inc. FamilySince 1976 Licensed & Insured CFC 1427238 CGC 1508546

Boca’s Biggest & Best Located in Boca Raton for 35 Years


35 YEARS $


00 OFF

Any Plumbing Service Call Save Until You Need Us

plumbing experts inc.



With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior services. Limit one coupon per service call.

! CALL US irs epa R g n i b Plum t All! We Do I

Complete Remodeling

• Kitchens & Bath • Room Additions

We also Pump Septic & Grease Traps

We Find Leaks

• Electronic Leak Detection • Thermal Imaging



Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

22 -December 9 through December 15, 2010

The Boca Raton Tribune COLUMNISTS East/West Boca Raton, FL



By Barry Epstein

By Rick Warren

The Practice of Surrender Struggling with temptations? Fed up with life? Questioning God? If so, and you need someone to talk to, contact an online mentor to talk privately. “If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing even to give up their lives to follow me.” Matthew 16:24 (NCV) Paul’s moment of surrender occurred on the Damascus road after he was knocked down by blinding light. For others, less drastic methods are needed to get our attention. Regardless, surrendering is never just a one-time event. Paul said, “I die daily.” (1 Corinthians 15:31 NASB) There is a moment of surrender and there is the practice of surrender. The practice of surrender requires perseverance. It is moment-by-moment and lifelong. You may have to re-surrender your life fifty times a day: “If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing even to

give up their lives [daily] to follow me.” (Matthew 16:24 NCV) Let me warn you: When you decide to live a totally surrendered life, that decision will be tested. Sometimes it will mean doing inconvenient, unpopular, costly, or seemingly impossible tasks. It will often mean doing the opposite of what you feel like doing. “Those who are living by their natural inclinations have their minds on the things human nature desires; those who live in the Spirit have their minds on spiritual things.” (Romans 8:5 NJB) We are, by nature, selfcentered. When hurt by someone, your natural inclination is to hurt back. It is natural to hoard money instead of generously sharing it, to defend yourself when criticized, to hide your mistakes instead of confessing them, and to try to impress others. You can usually figure out what will please God by doing the opposite of your natural inclination.

Bill Bright founded Campus Crusade for Christ. Through the worldwide Crusade staff, his tract The Four Spiritual Laws, and the JESUS film (seen by over one billion people), it’s estimated that over 150 million people have come to Christ and will spend eternity in heaven. I once asked Bill, “Why did God use and bless your life so much?” He said, “When I was a young man I made a contract with God. I literally wrote it out and signed my name at the bottom. It said ‘From this day forward, I am a slave of Jesus Christ.’” Have you signed a contract like that with God? Or, are you still arguing and struggling with God over his right to do with your life as he pleases? It is time to surrender – to God’s grace, love, and wisdom. Question: Have you accepted a life of surrender to God’s perfect will for your life?

Follow us The Boca Raton Tribune

• U.S. Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY-2nd) has been named DCCC Chairman, by Minority Whip and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, beating out South Florida Congresswoman De-bbie Wasserman Schultz, which puts him in charge of helping democrats get elected or re-elected to the US House of Representatives. He is the brother-in-law of our own local FL State Representative, Dr. Steve Perman (D-Boca Raton). Rep. Israel’s wife Marlene Budd, a Suffolk County family court judge, is the sister of Rep. Perman’s wife, Irene. • Word has it that Old Navy will be opening in the Shadowwood Center currently housing Borders. • County Commissioner Steven L. Abrams announced the approval of an agreement with the City of Boca Raton to continue and enhance one of the countys busiest Palm Tran bus routes, Route 94. This route provides service between the Boca Tri-Rail station and Florida Atlantic University/Palm Beach State College for approximately 1,000 passengers a day, an increase of almost 50% from last year. The funding for this bus route, originally provided by South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFTRA), was due to expire and Route 94 was in jeopardy of being reduced. For more information on this and/or other Palm Tran routes, please contact Palm Tran at 561-841-4287 or toll free at 1-877-030-4287.

• Part time Palm Beach resident Donald Trump is lobbying University of Miami president Donna Shalala to hire Texas Tech coach Mike Leach as the Hurricanes next head football coach. • FAU Graduate student Charles Michael Burdman was the recipient of the South Florida Public Relations annual student recognition certificate for achievement. Mr. Burdman re-ceived much praise for being an active and positive force for promoting the new FAU stadium and other campus activities and is a graduate assistant of alumni relations. Michael received his gift at the Coach Schnellenberger breakfast last Friday, Dec. 3. His award included a gift certificate for F.Y.E. • Gloria and Emilio Estefan opened their Bongos Cuban Café yesterday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. On Tuesday night, they hosted a private party with a red carpet celebration, Cachao band, cigar rollers and live music, with the Estefans pulling in some of the glittering Miami crowd. (If they were not too tired after Art Basel.) The 7,000-square-foot Bongos also has a 5,000 square foot rooftop lounge with a 360-degree view of the entire Hard Rock property. The Estefans own Lario’s on the Beach in Miami Beach and Bongos restaurants at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Miami International Airport and Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. The Hard Rock location will be open for lunch and dinner daily.

The rooftop lounge will open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. • The 34th annual City of Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade will be Saturday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. from the C-15 canal (Boca-Delray city limits) south to the Broward County line, sponsored by Su-mmit Brokerage, The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Marine Industries of PBC, barry r. epstein associates and others. • Temple Beth Shira 5th annual Yard Sale will be Sunday December 19th from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 912-1453 for one of the only 200 spaces available. 5,000 attended last year/They expect 6,000 this year. • The swing and jazz preservation society season kicked off Tuesday at the Spanish River Church, 2400 Yamato Road. The next concert is Dec. 21. Tickets are $18 for members, $26 for nonmembers. Subscriptions are available at $102 for six shows. Membership in the society is $30 the first year, $25 every year thereafter. Call 561-499-9976 or visit http:// • The Ultimate Jersey Boys tribute concert, Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons will be the Temple Beth Shira fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. in the Countess de Hoernle Theatre at Spanish River High School. Call 9121453 for the $35 tickets. • Movies opening this week include The Tourist, The Chronicles of Narnia and Hemingway’s Garden of Eden.

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

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

for news 24/7 go to


December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 23

The Boca Raton Tribune

Boca Raton Tribune supports small business WHAT BUSINESS ARE YOU IN? By Gerald Sherman

What management is all about It’s simply working with your people, treating them with respect, getting them to go up the ladder to reach greater goals. Giving orders is not enough; help them become champions, be there when they need you and give them the confidence that they can do it! Give them the tools and continually strive to help them achieve greater heights and successes. Encourage them not to be afraid to make decisions. And above all, manage yourself. Leaders must demand high standards of themsel-ves as well as others. The late Peter F. Drucker has been one of the leading experts on management and its role regarding responsibility in the business arena for over 50 years. He has been called “the Father of modern management.” Drucker was an author, consultant and teacher and his 29 books have been published in many languages[i]. In his books he states that managers who succeed must possess the ability to not only manage their subordinates, but must have the ability to manage themselves. He talks about creating an environment of trust. Goal setting is also vital for the manager. Drucker states that managers must define the problem, find the answer, make decisions and test the validity of the decisions against

the outcome.He points out that the manager must understand her or his job in order to make the proper decisions. Knowing what their responsibilities are and successfully carrying them out is a primary prerequisite for the manager. The Responsibilities, Functions and Duties of a manager are what we affectionately call “RFDs,” (Sherman & Perlman). Although the manager has many different RFDs, one of the primary ones involves recognizing a problem and making a decision on how to best deal with it. Encouraging personnel to be aware of marketplace changes and communicating these changes. Some examples of these changes may be a shift in population, such as younger consumers moving into a senior area, less disposable income because of increased unemployment, or other demographic changes. Monitoring the overall performance of personnel in order to determine if they are performing their job and achieving their goals requires administrative skill. The manager must function as coach, motivator and problem solver. Managers must be conscious at all times as to the behavior and performance of their people and deal with any negative aspects as they occur. Analyzing the activi-

ties of the staff that is falling behind can alert the manager as to what changes and what positive reinforcement is needed to give the employee more confidence in their job performance. When a manager overcomes obstacles or makes changes that may affect their results, it adds to productivity. Procrastination is the road to failure - when things go wrong, analysis and action is the only way to find the solution. Communicating information that results in successful outcomes is an important part of management. Getting the subordinate to work more efficiently by focusing on problems and solutions is a part of the manager’s RFDs. As we say, “every problem becomes an opportunity if we find the solution.” [1] Some of his more popular books include Managing for Results, Harper & Row Publishing, Inc.,(1964). The Practice of Management, Harper & Row Publishing Inc.,(1954), Peter Drucker on the Profession of Management, Harvard Business Review Book (1998), and The Essential Drucker, Harper Collins Publishing,(2001) Excerpts from the book, The Real World Guide to Fashion Selling & Management, Gerald J. Sherman & Sar S. Perlman. Fairchild Books, Division of Conde Nast Publications.

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

By Donovan Ortega In the last year, the Boca Raton Tribune has sent me into the city to create articles that support the community’s small businesses. The list is long and varied: Bernie’s Dry Cleaner, Talia’s Tuscan table, Baba’s Shrimp Shack, Ruben’s Barber Shop, Bernie’s Dry Cleaners, WOW!ES, Poser Home Saftey, and Gallery 22 to name a few. My experiences at these businesses have been consistently welcoming, generous, cordial, and candid. To me, they represent the character of Boca Raton because the true spirit of any city is embodied in its businesses and the people that run them. As the holidays get in full swing, it is important to remember the people that make our city such a fantastic place to work and live. Here are some highlights from some local business stories I’ve done in the past year. Bernie’ Dry Cleaner The owner’s name is, yep, you guessed it, Bernie. And he’s always at the front desk. Our conversation involved his business secret: “Quality Goes in Before the Garment Goes Out,” which actually serves as Bernie’s tag line on the

company logo. I also got a chance to see Bernie interact with a long time customer who had to “run” but found a little time to chat. And it’s no wonder she did, she’d been going to Bernie’s for twenty years. And if the longevity of the business isn’t enough to give it a shot, then come see Sammy, he’s a twenty-two year old white cockatoo. Bernie sets up his cage outside every morning. If you’re lucky, Sammy might even talk to you. Baba’s Shrimp Shack If you don’t know Andy Bennardo, he’ll get to know you. Walk into Baba’s Shrimp Shack and you’ll be met by six foot three, thick slab of a New Yorker who will whip you up a culinary masterpiece while making you laugh with his steady dose of Big Apple shtick. That’s what happened to me, anyway. And the foods fantastic. In fact, I’d place this casual little restaurant up against any restaurant in Boca Raton in terms of bang for your buck. Want to spend ten bucks and get three incredible meals? Stop in at Baba’s Shrimp Shack and ask for Andy. WOW!ES It’s an upscale bar with beautiful wait staff, cold

beer, top shelf liquor, and food that puts the homogenous sports bar chains to shame. With drink specials every night, karaoke, live music and twenty-seven high definition televisions, WOW!ES is a local alternative to your run of the mill watering hole. The service is wonderful and the food is incredible. I tried the Snapper-a la- Naples. I came back a week later and ordered it again. Ruben’s Barber Shop The good people at Ruben’s set me up with a haircut and a shave. To be honest, I’ve never left a barber shop looking or feeling better. It was my first straight edge razor shave, and although I was a bit nervous around the neck, I was impressed by the silkiness of my usually stubbly skin. Normal razors just do not get as close as the straight edge. Ruben’s been in business for over 31 years and the walls of his shop show it. Baseball memorabilia lines the walls and if you let yourself, you might feel like you’re getting a haircut in New York City in the 1920’s. Want an article in the Boca Raton Tribune? Send an email to


Wherever you go we`ll get you there in style. BCT offers 24 hours executive Sedans, Limousines and Vans.

Call now for a quote (561) 477-6622 or (954) 258-5198

10% Discount 1st Purchase / Senior Citizens

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

24 -December 9 through December 15, 2010

The Boca Raton Tribune BUSINESS East/West Boca Raton, FL

Boca Raton is a Feast for the Eyes and a Mecca for Business

Recession? Business in Boca is Hot! People are still flocking to the area to open new businesses and others are actually expanding. Investments Limited has leased more than a quarter of a million square feet of retail, office and warehouse space to a wide variety of businesses: restaurants, salons, spas, women’s, men’s and children’s boutiques, yoga and ballet studios, fitness centers, tutoring academies, jewelers, art galleries, interior design and décor, physicians and other medical specialists, law firms, financial advisors, and much more. With the most stylish stores and the hottest dining scene around, doing business in Boca is definitely exciting. This can be attributed to a number of factors, not the least of which is the area’s demographics. Home to tropical Florida beaches, historic buildings, college universities, and upscale shopping centers and parks, residents and tour-

ists alike enjoy the coziness and intimacy offered by Boca Raton’s small city atmosphere and Mediterranean style architecture; here one finds palm-lined streets, fountains, buildings adorned with balconies and patios, colorful awnings and a wealth of restaurants, specialty boutiques and art galleries…perfect for strolling, shopping and the always fun pastime of people-watching. Rich in arts & culture, live entertainment and special events take place throughout the year. In short, it is a “lifestyle destination” that is attractive to tourists and residents alike. The majority of Boca Raton’s residents are affluent, well-educated and active financially, civically and physically. They have considerable discretionary income, enjoy dining out, attending plays and concerts, travel, and are avid shoppers. Many work out regularly at a club or exercise on a treadmill or stationary bike at home,

play golf and tennis, go bicycling and even practice yoga. Enthusiastically involved in their communities, they join charitable organizations, work for political parties or candidates, and participate in local civic issues. Investments Limited is one of the country’s premier real estate organizations. They own a geographically diversified portfolio of commercial properties and residential communities, including the famed mixeduse development, Royal Palm Place, which is home to the popular weekly radio show “The Talk of The Town” that is broadcast “live” from the 5th floor Clubhouse at the Residences on Saturday afternoons. Investments Limited is also an “Official Partner” of the Florida Panthers and BankAtlantic Center. Glamour, elegance, and sophisticated tastes…Boca Raton is truly a feast for the eyes and a mecca for business.

Dr. Virginia Crist

By Dr. Virginia Crist What could be more exciting than love? Living and loving are two lifelong processes intricately interwoven. I will love for as long as I live. I love the birds, and the sunsets, and the stillness of the lakes, and the sounds of the waves on the ocean. I love the sand between my toes, the sun on my skin, and the high flying pelicans. I love the smell of fresh brewed coffee in the morning, chocolate, and char-broiled salmon. I love phone calls from my family, and I love helping a friend. To me, living and loving are inseparable. Now, what about loving one special person? How is that different? You see, we can love our parents, children, pets, roses, cheesecake, symphonies, football games and never exhaust our capacity to love. But “being in love” with one special person is an altogether different kind of love which involves a different kind of energy. HOW TO KEEP LOVE ALIVE - AT ANY AGE is what I’d like to focus on. One of our greatest personal challenges is to create the love we want. People try their best to love each other, but there is a lot of frus-

tration and disappointment. The high divorce rates attest to that: 50% in 1st marriages; sadly, 67% in 2nd marriages; and a whopping 74% in 3rd marriages! These clues suggests that even if you roll up your sleeves and try your hardest with your first marriage, it becomes increasingly difficult as you move forward to find lasting love. Please don’t be complacent. It’s one thing to fall in love, but it’s another thing to stay in love. So, here is one key feature of a healthy love relationship: High Mutual Regard. It is paramount in keeping love alive. Treat each other with respect, value, and dignity. Avoid criticizing one another in public - that is a form of disregard. This type of behavior will not cultivate your partner’s admiration, long term presence, and leaves the door open to infidelity. One phrase I often here in my office is, “My partner often puts me down, criticizes me, or tries to make me feel bad about myself.” Thoughtfulness and consideration are important to feel safe and vulnerable with one another under the auspices of high mutual regard. Thoughtful gestures can be as simple as a quick love note scribbled in the morning, or a lovely card received in the mail every couple of weeks - but you must write something special in it, or it is meaningless. A beautiful longstemmed rose across a bed pillow one evening could be an unusual surprise for many. Be creative. What would your partner like or enjoy from you? Consid-

eration suggests opening the door for her and pulling out her chair. I am all for women’s rights, but I am also very much a lady. I am sure I am not the only one who appreciates a kind gentleman with etiquette. Reciprocity would be offering a cold drink, getting the mail - everything applies to whichever gender is more comfortable doing so--just make sure you do them frequently. A high quality, desirable, healthy, long term relationship does not run on auto-pilot. Treat him or her as though they are the most important person in the world. This is vital because to you, they are!

Dr. Virginia Crist is a contributing columnist to the Boca Raton Tribune. She is practicing Individual and Couples Counselor and has two M.A. degrees in Counseling along with a five year Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. She also holds the esteemed Diplomate from the American Psychotherapy Association. Her off (561)212-6855 Glades/St. Andrews Professional Ctr. 2499 Glades Rd. Suite #108 Boca Raton, FL 33431

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

for news 24/7 go to

December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 25

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

26 -December 9 through December 15, 2010

Games The Boca Raton Tribune

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 27

for news 24/7 go to

The Boca Raton Tribune GAMES East/West Boca Raton, FL Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

28 -December 9 through December 15, 2010


The Boca Raton Tribune

Propel Golf Tournament Post Event Coverage

Boca Raton, FL (November 15, 2010) - PROPEL (People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership), a private notfor-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to servicing Palm Beach County’s economically challenged communities, announced that its 2nd Annual Golf Classic, held on Friday, October 29th at the Boca Lago Country Club, was a resounding success! This star-studded event included thrilling opportunities for individuals to play in “Celebrity Foursomes” with NFL pros including Dave Duerson, Will Roberts, Dewayne White, James Brown, Keith Sims, Woody Bennett and Lo-

renzo Hampton. Following an afternoon of great golf, despite a little rain, there was a post-tournament party, live auction, and awards reception. Marcus Anderson, the multi-talented saxophonist, flautist and vocalist who recently released his second solo CD, From The Heart, flew in from North Carolina and graciously provided the live entertainment. The event was co-chaired by Matt Kutcher and Eric Robinson. Mr. Kutcher is a Director of Private Banking for Credit Suisse, and Mr. Robinson played professional football with both the Minnesota Vikings of the N.F.L. and the Washington Federals of

the U.S.F.L. PROPEL strengthens and stabilizes the functioning of those at-risk through a variety of multi-faceted services, works to provide G.E.D. preparation classes for high school dropouts, facilitates crime prevention and intervention, and presents avenues to prevent technical and financial illiteracy. PROPEL works to instill a sense of responsibility for one’s actions, self-discipline based on hard work, and

promotes empowerment amongst youth, families and communities. Sponsorship opportunities with PROPEL are always available at a variety of financial levels and include categories such as Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, Cultural Arts, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, Tutoring & Homework Assistance, College Scholarship Program, Teen Tech Skills, Computer Equipment & Software, Dance, Music and Teen Sports. For further information on this very important community organization, please visit the PROPEL website at

Jack Nicklaus - His Career Achievements and Honours

By: Lorraine Simpson Jack Nicklaus was born on 21st January 1940 in Columbus, Ohio. His competitive career spans five decades and he has been named “Golfer Of The Century” or “Golfer Of The Millenium” by almost every major golfing publication in the world. Success came early to Nicklaus when he carded 51 in the first nine holes he ever played and won the Scioto Club Juvenile Trophy at the age of ten. At the age of twelve he won the Ohio State Junior Championship and continued to win this tournament for the following five years from 1952 to 1956. Aged seventeen he qualified for the

US Open for the first time and at the age of twenty he came runner-up to Arnold Palmer in the US Open by two strokes and in the process established a record 282 for an amateur entry. Since joining the PGA Tour in 1962 he has established himself as the most successful golfer ever. His impressive array of Professional Titles include 6 Masters (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986), 5 PGA Championships (1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980), 4 US Open Titles (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980) and 3 British Opens (1966, 1970, 1978). He won on his debut in the US Senior Tour (over-50) in 1990 and continued to win the title. Continued on page 29

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 29

for news 24/7 go to

The Boca Raton Tribune SPORTS East/West Boca Raton, FL

Jack Nicklaus... He is the only player in history to have won each of the games majors at least twice and is the only player to have completed the career “Grand Slam” on both the regular and senior tours. Arguably his finest hour in golf came in 1986 when he won the Masters by playing the last 10 holes in seven under par. He was then aged 46 and regarded by many as “past it”. In summary his major championship statistics comprise of 20 wins, 19 second place and 9 third place which is a truly remarkable career history. Jack Nicklaus has also enjoyed huge success as a Golf Course Architect and has gained a number of honours in this field including: Architect of the Year 1993 (Golf World), Environmental Recognition Awards 1996 (John James Audubon-Links Magazine), Environmental Leaders in Golf Award 1998 (Golf Digest), ING Achievement in Golf Course Design 2000-2001

Continued from page 28 (International Network of Golf), Donald Rossi Award 2001 (Golf Course Builders Association of America) and the Donald Ross Award 2001 (American Society of Golf Course Architects). He has been involved in the design of 243 courses worldwide, some of the highest calibre including Muirfield Village and Glen Abbey. His business “Nicklaus Design” has 294 courses open for play around the world. Jack Nicklaus played his 38th and final British Open in 2005 and to commemorate his incredible career achievements the Royal Bank Of Scotland issued a £5 Bank Note bearing his image and recognising his Open Championship victories at St Andrews in 1970 and 1978. Two million Jack Nicklaus Bank Notes were issued into circulation in Scotland on July 14th 2005, the first day of the Open Championship. Apart from Her Majesty

The Queen and the late Queen Mother, Jack Nicklaus is the only living person ever to have appeared on a Scottish Bank Note. In November 2005 after leading the United States to a victory in The Presidents Cup he was honoured by President Bush at the Whitehouse with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom - the highest US honour given to any civilian. Jack Nicklaus lives in North Palm Beach, Florida with his wife Barbara. They have 5 children and 19 grandchildren. Article Source: http://

Follow Us


Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

30 -December 9 through December 15, 2010

The Boca Raton Tribune SPORTS East/West Boca Raton, FL

FAU SportsPage Radio Show Announces Spring 2011 Schedule BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University’s weekly athletic department radio show will continue to air on ESPN760 AM live from Hooters, 2240 NW 19th St., Suite 1101a, in Boca Raton, for spring 2011. The show’s first spring broadcast will take place on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 6 p.m., and will continue every Monday in January and February. The FAU Sportspage Radio Call-In Radio Show featuring FAU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Jarvis and show host Ken LaVicka, who also is part

of the FAU game broadcast team and Miami Dolphins beat reporter for ESPN760, will discuss FAU’s upcoming opponents, review past performances and provide the latest FAU basketball news. “While we regret having to leave Boston’s on the Beach for a variety of reasons, Hooters of Boca Raton is a great location,” said Jarvis. “It’s very close to campus, which will hopefully lead to higher attendance, both from the student body and FAU fans in general.” Food and drinks specials will be available

during the FAU Sportspage Radio Show and Owl Club card members, FAU National Alumni Association card members, as well as FAU students will receive a discount. Fans wearing FAU memorabilia will also be able to order the Coach Jarvis chicken sandwich and fries for $5.99. The show is interactive and will welcome live questions from both the on-location audience, as well as by calling 1-888-760-3776. The show also can be heard online at www.fausports. com.

Owls Men’s Hoops Defeats USF 50-42 BOCA RATON, FL - Junior guard Alex Tucker scored a career high 19 points and the Florida Atlantic men’s basketball team defeated USF 50-42 on Saturday night. The Owls (5-4) got out to a quick start, taking a 13-4 lead just over six minutes into the game, with Tucker scoring six points during the run. The margin never dipped below four points the rest of the half and Tucker struck again, put-

ting in a layup with 18 seconds left to make the score 24-18 at the half. A Greg Gantt three-point play early in the second half put FAU up nine, but USF rallied to pull within two. The Bulls threatened to tie the game on several occasions, but were unable to ever pull even. A three point play by USF, cut the lead to one with 3:13 remaining. Those would be the last points of the night for the Bulls. Tucker re-

sponded with a three-point play of his own, that put the lead back to four and free throws down the stretch sealed the win for the Owls. The win in the second in a row for the Owls over a “Big Six” BCS conference team. FAU entered the week with just three wins over those conferences in program history. FAU will now hit the road for a five game road trip, beginning on December 11 at Hofstra.


Going Bananas for Banana Man: The Most Interesting Banana in the World Tube sensations. In his facebook fan page, Banana Man has around 1,790 fans and it keeps growing every day. Where can you find the Banana Man? You can see him all around the American Airlines Arena doing his amazing dances. As he says in his HEAT. com profile, “The ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’, the ‘WuProving that the greatest mascots are home grown, Banana Man has taken Miami, and much of the nation by storm. Thanks to his dancing antics at Heat games and some amazing YouTube Videos, fans and non-fans alike are now going bananas for Banana Man. With a certain mystique about him that clearly makes him the most interesting banana in the world. Banana Man doesn’t speak because bananas don’t talk, but he isn’t there to talk, here’s there to dance! When I first met the famous banana man, he was still just a regular crazy fan dressing up in a banana suit. I first saw him at the Lakers game last season and I thought to myself, “What a crazy guy, I wish I had that idea” so I saw him dance for a while, then he disappeared. I again saw him at a Detroit Pistons game late last season and I thought to myself, “Wow, this guy is serious”. Now look at him. He’s taken the nation by storm! He has proved that hard work

does pay off. What is Banana Man? Banana Man not only represents a mascot, he represents the fans, the die-hard fans who go to games night in and night out and cheer their team to victory. He represents every single fan in the NBA. He is the mascot who just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Banana Man rose to fame with his amazing We Want Wade campaign video and he has been on the way ever up ever since. Since then, he created yet another video for his three best friends and both videos have become instant You-

Tang’, the ‘Dougie’, and of course the ‘Peanut Butter & Jelly’” are his specialties in the dancing category, but don’t be surprised if he starts dancing the Dougie, and the “John Wall” later on this season. So here’s to you Miami Heat Banana Man, you brought pride the city of Miami long before the “Big Three” signed. When all hope seemed lost with Wade on his way to Chicago, you and your video were there to put a smile on not only my face, but the face of the entire HEAT nation and for that I thank you.

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

December 9 through December 15, 2010 - 31

for news 24/7 go to

The Boca Raton Tribune SPORTS East/West Boca Raton, FL



Wherever you go we`ll get you there in style.

BCT offers 24 hours executive Sedans, Limousines and Vans.

Call now for a quote

(561) 477-6622 or (954) 258-5198

Service Directory Cleaning Services

Limousine Services

*East Coast Cleaning House cleaning speciallise 561-272-0507 * ACM Commercial Cleaning Think Clean, think ACM 888-255-1750

Plumbing Plumbing Experts 561-368-5111 - BRTII

BCT Transportations 561-258-5198 and 954-258-5198 -

Mortgage Company

Paulo Schneider 954-857-1282

Driver Services Private Chauffer 561-523-6959

Copier Company Xpress Company Sales, Leasing, Maintenance - Call 954-573-3800

Pool Service Sparking Blue - Pool & SPA Services 954-254-3427

Dry Cleaning Bernie’s Cleaners 561-338-7843

10% Discount 1st Purchase / Senior Citizens

Insurance Singer Serices Associates 561-381-3862


Home Maintenance 954-993-7014


JD Michaels Interiors 561-391-8333


Denture Plus 954-481-8889

Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

Tribune of Sports

East /West Boca Raton, Highland Beach , Delray Beach FL - December 9 through December 15, 2010 •Year I •Number 025

Propel Golf Tournament Post Event Coverage See page 28

FAU SportsPage Radio Show Announces Spring 2011 Schedule See page 30

Boca Raton Tribune - Edition 25/2010  

The Boca Raton Tribune