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Zookeeper Rue Hewett gives heart to rhinos Hammocks District cops receive CAC recognition
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BY RICHARD YAGER hen you lose your heart to a rhinoceros, there’s no limit on love. That is what you learn from Rue Hewett, an Idaho native who found both a new husband in Miami and a love for rhinos at Miami Metrozoo. “Last year, we didn’t think we would raise much money,” explained Hewett,
28, who helps enlist contributors to Bowling for Rhinos, a fundraising event conducted yearly by the South Florida Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. Then newly married to Ryan Hewett, a marine salvager at a Homestead marina, Rue Hewett said, “The economy was so down that I felt I would only be contributing from my heart.” –––––––––––––––––– See
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It is family night when Miami-Dade Police Hammocks District dads win awards presented (left) by Citizens Advisory Committee chair Frank Irizarry and Capt. Scott Andress. Officer Fernando Rivadeneira is clutched by two proud daughters as Sgt. Patrick Calvo looks on. Officer Pedro Villalonga is joined by wife, Karla, and son, Julian Villalonga.
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our car thefts at southwest Miami-Dade County malls were solved in one “routine” stop handled by a quartet of Miami-Dade Police Hammocks District officers, according to a citation honoring the four for their service at the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting on June 24. The detail included Sgt. Patrick Calvo and Officers Fernando Rivadeneira, Lisandra Vera, Pedro Villalonga and Juan Rodriguez, all of whom gained the distinction for a series of what Maj. Alexander D. Casas called “application of communication skills” as they doggedly quizzed suspects to gain additional information.
The arrests began when Officer Rivadeneira spotted a man pushing a 1994 black Honda Del Sol with its lights out just after 3 a.m. on Jan. 17 in the Serina Lakes community. It led him to quiz its driver and a nearby viewer “standing at the corner” next to a second Honda, also occupied. Instantly suspicious, Rivadeneira summoned backup while conducting a traffic stop to interrogate the individuals involved, leading to identity and impounding of two Honda vehicles and 38 stolen burglary tools and electronic instruments. The equipment was identified as stolen from vehicles in Country Walk. Quizzing of one cooperative suspect
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M-Dade Fire Rescue captures World Emergency Response Championship BY ALEJANDRA CASTRO NUÑEZ Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s (MDFR) Advanced Life Support (ALS) Team is the winner of the 2009 Bill Shearer International Advanced Life Support Competition. The championship event took place at the recent national Clinical Conference, better known as ClinCon, in Orlando. MDFR’s ALS Team — which consists of Captain Greg Logue, Captain Eddy Trapero, Firefighter Alex Lozano — beat 37 other fire-rescue teams from around the world during the first rounds of emergency medical response (EMS) scenarios. MDFR’s team quickly advanced to the finals on Thursday, July 2, where they took first place, making them the 2009 World ALS Champions. “This victory is a distinguished accomplishment and a living testimony of our continuous dedication to EMS and public safety,” said Fire Chief Herminio Lorenzo. The Bill Shearer International Basic
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RHINOS, from page 1 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– But when the funds were counted, Hewett’s donor signups totaled $1,000, topping all other zookeepers who collectively amassed nearly $12,000 from their annual Bird Bowl project to help preserve the endangered species. For her efforts, the zookeeper who resides in Kendalltown was thrilled to learn she would be one of five nationwide chosen by the American Association of Zoo Keepers to win a June trip to Indonesia to see the huge creatures in their native surroundings. That’s where a limitless love for rhinos occurs. “We visited two national parks in Java and Sumatra where those countries are trying to protect their native rhinos,” Hewett explained. “We especially wanted to see the rare Javan rhino but we only got to see their wallowing mud holes. “Nevertheless, it’s a real thrill for rhino people to see the habitat itself because there are only 35 to 50 Javan rhinos left in
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the world, and very few ever see the rhino — way off in a mountainous jungle area. Viewing just a fresh footprint is really something.” The June 15-30 trip took Hewett to Ujung Kulon National Park in Java and the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary at Way Kambes National Park, home for the last of a vanishing species, largely due to logging that encroaches on the jungle where rhinos live. “The Asian rhinos do not have the broad savannah plains like the African species, and because their habitat is so much more limited, the effort to save them is really critical,” Hewett explained. Rhinos at Metrozoo, where she’s been a keeper six years, include African and Asian species, some of which can weigh from 2,000 to as much as 4,800 pounds. Professing she has “always loved animals, especially big cats,” Hewett admits that once she was assigned to care for rhinos at Metrozoo, “They just stole my heart away.”
led to an admission of two other vehicle thefts, including one from Southland Mall, earlier the same day. The arrests led to the awards for the police officers handling the case. As youngsters of Rivadeneira rushed to have their picture taken with their dad during the presentation of awards, Capt. Scott Andress, who directs Agricultural Patrols throughout southwestern MiamiDade, said, “There’s no better communi-
ty or family-involved police unit than the Hammocks District.” Capt. Andress, pinch hitting as official congratulator for Maj. Casas, now a 33year police veteran, began his career in the Hammocks at age 18. “We’re a very closely knit group here,” agreed CAC chair Frank Irizarry who joined the honored group after posting his monthly list of community meeting dates.
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Growth issues are still alive in Kendall Michael Miller EXECUTIVE EDITOR
AROUND TOWN Latest Emails from Kendall readers remind us that the “Hometown Democracy” movement will be on the November 2010 ballot. The proposed amendment to the state constitution would require voter referendums to have the final say after any County Commission approves new development that encroaches on already-adopted guidelines, like Miami-Dade’s Urban Development Boundary. That’s a sore issue in West Kendall where Lennar proposes a gigantic Parkland 2018 community (i.e., they “won’t break ground until that year”). It would begin a massive housing project for 19,000 new residents off Krome Avenue at SW 136th Street.
Environmentalists have already filed suit against the new “Growth Management” law signed by Governor Crist June 1, exempting builders from widening roads to accommodate new traffic (like sixlaning Kendall Drive west of SW 152nd Avenue, required for development on the old Town Center property). Public apathy too often lets such laws slip by. Despite occasional overkill protests, thank your local environmental organizations for keeping both the press and the public aware of legalities our legislators are all too often willing to overlook. Madam Comish Katy Sorenson criticizes County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Manager George Burgess, pointing out we needed “tougher negotiators” to get the Florida Marlins to reduce county costs for its new baseball stadium. The “actual cost” now ranges from $1.8 to $2.4 billion once eight per-
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cent interest is charged over the 40year life of bond issues to repay $409 million in construction costs. That’s works out to nearly five dollars owed for every dollar spent to build the ballpark, even without overruns. Even the most rabid Marlin fans might think they were thrown a curve ball. Construction has begun at King Meadows Park for a new parking lot with 12 standard parking spaces and one ADA space. Connecting walkways, landscaping, and a drainage system are also included in the design. Project is expected to be completed by September, according to Kendall Commissioner Joe A. Martinez. That’s some relief for Citizen Advisory Committee folks who now park on a grassy section off SW 142nd Avenue, entering and exiting through a fence opening needing a police patrol for safety’s sake. Busy night ahead for the next Kendall Community Council 12 non-
zoning session Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m., Kendall Branch Library, 9101 SW 97th Avenue. Report should be due on how consultants recommend acquisition for expansion of Indian Hammocks Park to accommodate both a newly-planned aquatic center while keeping the Disc Golf Course intact at the park’s southeastern corner. Metropolitan Planning Organization also due to report the latest on the CSX Corridor study, always a hot potato in East Kendall’s neck of the woods! Thought for the Day: One never knows what each day is going to bring. The important thing is to be open and ready for it. — Henry Moore Richard Yager contributed to this column. Got any tips? Contact me at 305-6697355, ext. 249, or send e-mail to <Michael@communitynewspapers.com>.
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What do hospital emergency rooms really cost? R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETH’S COMMENTARY Last week I told you about my visit to a local hospital emergency room in hope of finding out why I couldn’t stop coughing. I told you that the charge for the visit was a little over $9,000. I wrote that from memory. The actual charge was $10,158. My co-payment was $50, so at first I figured “that’s okay, Medicare and my Medicare supplement will pay the difference.” Then I started thinking about costs, wondering just how much it would cost if I was really sick and was confined for a week’s stay in the hospital. Then I started to think what would happen if I were under 65 and didn’t have any form of medical insurance? How would I ever pay the bill? $10,158 for six hours – what would a week’s confinement cost? I got on the telephone and called my Medicare supplement provider. I wanted to verify the hospital charge for my emergency room visit for bronchitis.
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My supplement provider confirmed $10,158. “Of course we don’t pay the full amount of the billing.” I asked how much they will pay. “$2,603,” was the answer. “Does that mean that I owe the difference?” They told me that the claim computation statement I will receive will designate the difference as “excluded costs.” I was told that was a synonym for charge off. It’s just a charge the hospital calculates hoping that someone might pay the full bill. I pulled an old statement from my Medicare supplement company and found on their breakdown the words “excluded costs.” This is the charge the guy on the telephone said was a charge off for the hospital. Yet, reading further in their statement I found a sweat-producing statement elaborating on the term “excluded costs.” It reads in effect you (that’s me) might be responsible for paying the excluded costs. That’s scary! I asked myself what would happen to a guy, without medical insurance, if he received a similar bill for services in the amount of $10,158?
––– VIEWPOINT ––– Could he be expected to pay the $10,158? My next call was to an attorney friend of mine who is familiar with medical billings. I asked him about the hypothetical guy without medical insurance and a bill for $10,158 for services rendered in an emergency room. The attorney’s answer was simple. “Did he sign a statement at the time of admission to the emergency room that he would be responsible for charges? I’ll bet he did. And, if he did, he could be held responsible.” I can hear the rebuttal argument. “Okay, if the guy didn’t have insurance he could always look at it by saying “the money I saved on insurance premiums will now be spent on the emergency room bill.” Good argument, but what if the hospital bill was $50,000 or $100,000? I wish I had asked the guy from the
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Medicare supplement company how private insurance carriers would treat such a bill? I still don’t know the answer to that question. The billing questions arising from a simple visit to an emergency room are mind boggling. And, I am not saying that the hospital is wrong. When I hear the cost of medical testing equipment and the short time to amortize that cost, the hospital might be right. I don’t envy our President and Congress in trying to figure out how to provide coverage for all of us without our nation going broke.
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Al Sunshine 4 YOUR MONEY If you’re at risk for losing your home because you can’t keep up with all your bills, there is affordable help. That’s the message that Miami Heat superstars Dwyane Wade and Alonzo Mourning hit the road with Thursday. “We all know about the tough economic times and people losing their homes; we want to lend our names to help the cause,” Wade said. They brought their “Bringing Hope Home Motorcade” to Miami Gardens resident, Flora Johnson. She faced losing her home when she could no longer keep up with her near $1,700 monthly mortgage payment. She paid a local community group just $12 to negotiate temporary monthly payments down to about $900 a month. In order to request a permanent reduction, she must remain current for three months. Johnson smiled as she added, “Through Neighborhood Services, I just paid $12 to have them help me renego-
tiate a lower rate. Other businesses charge hundreds or more for the same thing. I got my loan reduced almost by half.” The group also warned about the growing scams that charge local residents hundreds of dollars to keep their homes, when residents can receive aid almost for free. While Flora Johnson is happy to get her loan payments reduced, she was almost speechless when she was tagteamed by the Miami Heat for an afternoon she will never forget. “Mr. Alonzo Mourning and Mr. Dwyane Wade in my neighborhood, visiting me and my family — it’s amazing.” While volunteer groups are helping families keep their homes, it is important for families to never sign any paperwork without first having it checked out by their local bank, financial advisor or close friend. For more information, contact the Homeowners Hope Hotline at 888-995HOPE, or visit the following websites: <www.hopenow.com> or <www.hud.gov/foreclosure/index.cfm>
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Their reasons might be selfish, but their need is real. When the school doors reopen, our children will return. What will they face upon that return? Our school board has the basis to ensure our students return to schools that have the resources to welcome them. In tough times, it is more important than ever that our students have the resources they need. They need the books and art supplies, the paper and musical instruments, the baseballs and basketballs and footballs that are part
In recession summer, school board members can provide stability to the lives of children. They can do the job they were elected to do. of their school day. They need the soap and the toilet paper. They need the food for their breakfasts and lunches. They need their teachers to be there to welcome them. Our school board members have the power to provide those resources. They can raise the school board millage by 0.25. School boards were told by our legislators to fill the hole in education funding that they were too craven to fill. In recession summer, school board members can provide stability to the lives of children. They can do the job they were elected to do.
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Alper JCC fundraiser to feature Magill’s ‘Sex and the Animals’ BY SHEILA STIEGLITZ Miami Metrozoo’s Goodwill Ambassador Ron Magill presents his hilarious and critically acclaimed adults only show, “Sex and the Animals,” on Sunday, July 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Alper JCC. Magill’s classic performance, mixes a slide show with little-known scientific facts that help to illustrate the magical courtship and breeding behaviors found throughout the animal kingdom. More than 20 years ago, the irrepressibly cheerful Helene Leibowitz was working as the JCC adult program director and during that time befriended Ron Magill. How appropriate that this joyful woman decided to bring Magill’s “Sex and the Animals,” a show that is filled with laughter, to the center. The program was warmly received and, over the next few years, there were several return engagements. Now, what makes this event bittersweet is that the performance has become the first “fun-raiser” in memory
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boardings. The 20-mile-long Busway connects south Miami-Dade County with Metrorail at the Dadeland South station, allowing passengers to save money and time by avoiding traffic congestion on S. Dixie Highway (US1). “This new Park and Ride lot will fill a growing need as more and more residents discover the benefits of fast, stressfree commuting on the Busway,” said Miami-Dade Transit director Harpal Kapoor. “Our Busway Park and Ride lots usually fill up by 8 a.m. because of the heavy demand, and we know more people would use the Busway if the parking were available. Now it will be.” For more information about MiamiDade Transit or the Busway, visit online at <www.miamidade.gov/transit> or call 311.
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Freeze Frame Family Day: Sunday, July 19, 2009 12-3 pm Families are invited to discover the remarkable world of photography while exploring the exhibitions Through the Lens: Photography From the Lowe Art Museum and Arnold Newman: Photographic Legacy. Learn how photography has changed over the years, and view what are now called “vintage cameras.” Families can create photo collages and decorate frames for their work. $5 per person; Free for Lowe Art Museum members Exhibitions on view through October 4, 2009 Top: Arnold Newman, U.S., 1918-2006 Salvador Dali, New York City, 1951; gelatin silver print, 12 7/8 x 9 3/8” Gift of the Estate of the Artist; Bottom: Andre Kertesz, U.S., 1894-1985, Fork, Paris, 1928, gelatin silver print, Museum purchase through funds from an Anonymous Donor
Family Programs are sponsored by the Michael and Diane Rosenberg Family Foundation. Lowe Art Museum exhibitions and programs are sponsored in part by The State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs, The Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, the MiamiDade County Department of Cultural Affairs, The Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.
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Terranova Corporation has signed MM Couture at Kendall Mall, an addition that brings unique designer fashion to this popular and convenient Kendall shopping center. M-M Couture was scheduled to open on June 6 at Kendall Mall, 8831 SW 107 Ave. The 464-square foot fashion boutique is a destination offering designer clothing and accessories, along with the service and advice of two local owners who have their finger on the pulse of the latest styles. “Designer fashion was one of the few things missing from Kendall Mall, and I am so excited we’re adding it,” said Mindy McIlroy, Terranova executive vice president. “I am delighted that with M-M Couture, area shoppers won’t have to go out of their way or make a
special trip in order to shop for the latest designer trends.” And having the latest designer trends is entirely the idea behind M-M Couture, founded by local fashion connoisseurs Maria and Michelle. The store carries clothing and accessories from designers that include Collective Concepts, Rubber Ducky, Lush, Classique, Body Language, Aily V and Big Buddha. Maria and Michelle update inventory frequently and focus on the latest styles, so customers are assured they are seeing the latest that the fashion world has to offer. “We’re looking forward to opening our doors at the Kendall Mall and providing our customers with up to the minute trends that will suit their style and budget,” Maria said. “Our best compliment is our customers’ referral,” Michelle said.
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Anti-graffiti community campaign coming to area parks In an effort to help eradicate graffiti in Miami-Dade County, the Office of Neighborhood Compliance (ONC) is launching a community campaign that focuses on education about the devastating results of the pseudo-artform. The Compliance Support staff of ONC will be conducting sessions at various Miami-Dade County parks countywide where they will be making presentations to youth, ages 12-17. Sessions in area parks will take place: July 15 — 9:30 a.m., Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152 Ave.; 10:30 a.m., McMillan Park, 6125 SW 133 Ave.; July 16 — 10 a.m., Wild Lime Park, 1134 SW 147 Ave.; 10:45 a.m., Bird Lakes Park, 14365 SW 48 Ln.; 2 p.m., West Perrine Park, 17121 SW 104 Ave., and Kendale Lakes Park, 7850 SW 142 Ave. For additional information on these sessions, or to request a presentation on eradicating graffiti, contact Yvette Cunningham at 786-315-2700 or send email to <YXC@miamidade.gov>. MALL TO CELEBRATE GOOD LIVING WITH ‘HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO’ Dadeland Mall will host its “Health
and Fitness Expo,” on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the mall, 7535 N. Kendall Dr. The free, informative event is designed to celebrate healthy living through exercise and healthy eating habits to last a lifetime. The “Health and Fitness Expo” will offer something for everyone, showcasing various services and organizations that educate individuals and families on ways to achieve optimum health and fitness. Event attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy fitness demonstrations, body fat testing, fitness gear, food samples and much more. To receive additional information about this event, call 305-665-6227 or visit online at <www.simon.com>. DAIRY QUEEN HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL DQ GIRL SCOUT APPRECIATION WEEK Dairy Queen will celebrate 3.4 million girl and adult Girl Scouts for their commitment to community service and leadership during the Second Annual DQ Girl Scout Appreciation Week, July 20-26. Hosted by participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations nation-
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WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS ADA AND EMERGENCY SHELTERS The Center for Independent Living of South Florida Inc. invites you to “Shelter from the Storm — a Workshop about the ADA and Emergency Shelters,” on Friday, July 24, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Center’s headquarters, 6660 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. The guest speaker and moderator is Marc Dubin, director of advocacy at the center. Participants will learn about which sheltering option best suits their needs, services for people with physical, mental and cognitive disabilities, and much more. They’ll also get a chance to ask questions. If you plan to attend this seminar,
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RSVP in advance to the Center for Independent Living of South Florida, Inc. by calling 305-751-8025, Ext. 110. Attendees who require accommodations should contact Mary at 305-7518025, ext. 110, or send email to <Mary@soflacil.org> with your request. CHAMBER SOUTH INVITES COMMUNITY TO ‘GO GREEN’ AT POT LUCK PICNIC Chamber South, a leading advocate for businesses which stimulates growth and protects local economies from deterioration, invites the public to attend the Second Annual Green Pot Luck Picnic on Saturday, July 25, 1 p.m., at Fuch’s Park, 6410 SW 80 St. Attendees can enjoy the outdoors and good food, while learning about Going Green in South Miami. Chamber South has become an effective voice for the business community due in part to its valuable committees and task forces. NEW BRIDGE RUN, WALK PLANNED FOR KEY LARGO The organizers of the annual SevenMile Bridge Run have planed for a second run, called the Jewfish Creek
Bridge Run, a half marathon and 5K run/walk set for Saturday, Nov. 14. The half marathon will begin at 6:35 a.m. and the 5K run/walk will start at 6:45 a.m. The event is to take place in conjunction with a Health and Fitness Expo the day before. The foot races across the recently completed $93 million, one-and-onequarter-mile-long Jewfish Creek Bridge are to occupy the northbound lanes of the bridge and the southern portion of the “18-Mile Stretch,” a section of the Overseas Highway (US1) that connects mainland South Florida with Key Largo. More details about this event are available at <www.jewfishcreekbridgerun.com>. 3RD ANNUAL POSITIVE LIVING AWARDS NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED The Alliance for Aging has announced that nominations for the third annual Positive Living Awards are being accepted through July 31 and will be judged by a panel of three distinguished community leaders. With nearly 500,000 people aged 60
or older, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are national examples of America’s future. Awards are presented in 13 distinct areas — Animal Wildlife, Corporate Services, Education/Mentoring, Environmental Protection, Faith/ Interfaith, Health Care, InterGenerational, Legal/Judicial, Not-forProfit Services, Philanthropy, Positive Living, Public Service, Sports and Entertainment. Winners will be announced during a reception in early September. For more information about nominating a deserving individual, call Jery Volpe at 305-670-6500, ext. 268, or send email to <VolpeJ@elderaffairs.org>. MIAMI-DADE TRANSIT’S ELECTRONIC RIDER ALERT SYSTEM GOES ONLINE Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) customers can now sign up to receive electronic alerts about service delays that could affect their transit trip on bus or rail. Passengers can register for email or text message alerts on Metrobus, Metrorail and Metromover service
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interruptions. The system also lets paratransit customers sign up to receive Special Transportation Service (STS) updates. To register for Rider Alerts, visit <www.miamidade.gov/transit> and click on “Rider Alert Registration” in the left navigation bar under “Rider Tools.” You can select to receive alerts on specific train stations or bus routes, or on the entire Metrorail and/or Metromover system. TD BANK GIVES AMERICAN DREAM SCHOLARSHIP TO RECENT HS GRAD TD Bank recently announced that, among others, Kievan Zolfaghari, a Miami Coral Reef High School graduate, is a recipient of its annual American Dream scholarship program, which awards $1,000 to local graduating seniors who achieve both academic excellence and serve the community. Zolfaghari plans to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville and major in economics. Throughout high school, he was a finalist for the Miami Dade County Public Schools’ Student Volunteer of the Year award, placed first in the United Teachers of Dade Black History Essay Contest and was a Coral Reef Senior High School New Media Silver Knight nominee.
Free community workshop reveals how to slash thousands off the high cost of college, even if you think you make too much money to qualify for financial aid.
On Thursday, July 23rd, 6:30 pm, at Pinecrest Community Center Pinecrest Gardens, 5855 SW 111th Street, Miami, FL 33156, Peter Ratzan, M.B.A., a local college planner and former high school teacher will conduct a free workshop on how to cope with the ever-increasing costs of college. Seating is limited. Topics to be covered include: • How even millionaires can save 25% off the cost of college; • The “double secret” formula used to determine how much financial aid you will receive; • The “dirty little secret” about Bright Futures and Florida Pre-paid; • How to triple your chances of free scholarships and grants; and • Much more.
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‘Christmas in July’ to benefit Kids and Families Foundation BY OLGA VEGA Motorcycle and hot rod enthusiasts are encouraged to put the pedal to the metal and participate in the “Christmas in July” Annual Bike and Hot Rod Run on Sunday, July 19. Participants will be led on a policeescorted ride from Peterson’s HarleyDavidson North, 19400 NW Second Ave. to Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 St. (Bird Road). The event benefits the Kids and Families Foundation, created by Miami-Dade Commission Vice Chair Jose “Pepe” Diaz to assist pediatric cancer patients as well as children with other chronic illnesses. Registration for the event begins at 7:30 a.m. at Peterson’s HarleyDavidson. Entry is $10 per person plus a new unwrapped toy. The toys will be distributed to young patients during the December holidays and funds will be used for Kids and Families programs. Participants also can register for VIP treatment for $50 per person and a new unwrapped toy. This includes up-front positioning during the ride, a pancake breakfast before the ride, and four raffle tickets to win a custom chopper. All riders will depart from Peterson’s Harley-Davidson at 10:30 a.m. The fun doesn’t end when the ride is done. Tropical Park will open to the public at 10:30 a.m. Riders will be greet-
ed with food, live music, vendors, and more. Attendees not participating in the ride still can head to Tropical Park and pay a general admission fee of $5 per person and a new, unwrapped toy. Children 12 and under are free. Bikes & Beauties magazine will present a bike show with the hottest rides in Miami. Car enthusiasts won’t be left out; they’ll be able to see a custom hot rod car show by Jumpin’ Jack Flash. During the car show, 25 winners will be selected for the best Christmas-decorated car in the ride. Everyone can enter a raffle to win a custom chopper “001” Twister donated by Chopper Nation. Live entertainment begins at 11:30 a.m. and will include School of Rock, Jenny Love, Local 34, ZZ Not!, and celebrity emcee Doc Reno from BIG 105.9. “Kids and Families does a wonderful job in caring for pediatric patients during and after their treatments for cancer and other serious diseases with toy drives, care packages, educational support, scholarships, and more,” Commissioner Diaz said. “Please join us to ensure that these valuable programs can continue in our local hospitals.” For more information, contact Commissioner Diaz’s office at 305-5991200 or visit online at <www.kidsnfamilies.org>. To pre-register, call 305-6514811.
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the Year,” “Lovebirds of the Year” and “Ambassador of the Year.” The audience was entertained by Palace Suites residents who drew rave reviews from the crowd for their performances, which included opera and Broadway standards. The Suites Sweets, a trio of residents, also wrote and performed a special song about life at The Palace Suites. A slideshow capturing the community’s past 10 years of growth was shown. Since opening in 1999, The Palace Suites has: • Served over 600 residents and families; • Provided full and part-time jobs with benefits for over 500 people, including high school and college students working part-time in the community’s dining room. Company wide, The Palace Management Group is one of the largest privately held companies in Miami-Dade County; • Supported numerous charities and non-profit organization such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Baptist Hospital, Redlands Christian Migrant Association and Susan G. Komen for the Cure; • Donated sponsorships, goods and services to the Kendall and surrounding areas, benefiting people of all ages and income levels; • Offered a gathering place for dozens of community groups to host events such as AARP, Hadassah and AMIT. Following the gala, the 300-plus attendees gathered in The Plaza for an anniversary cake presentation and champagne toast. For more information about the community, call 305-271-2220 or visit online at <www.thepalace.org>.
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Sears introduces buyer protection for home appliances BY LEE STEPHENS Sears, the nation's leading appliance retailer, is giving consumers one more reason to shop Sears first for their appliances, with the introduction of the "Sears Buyer Protection(sm) Program" the only program of its kind made available among national major home appliance retailers. The Sears Buyer Protection Program, available July 6, 2009, through August 1, 2009, will cover major appliance purchases over $399 when purchased with your Sears card if the accountholder loses his or her job. The program even covers the cost of service agreements, installation, delivery and more if those items were purchased with the appliance. "The beauty of this program is it's absolutely free with your Sears card," said Kevin Brown, vice president and chief marketing officer for home appliances at Sears. "Our customers have told us that even with the Sears best price guarantee, they have been deferring much-needed appliance purchases. With Sears' Buyer Protection Program, customers can move forward with confidence and make a purchase knowing that if something unforeseen happens with a job, the Sears Buyer Protection Program will credit their Sears account for that purchase and allow them to keep the appliance," Brown said. "This is available for all home appliance brands carried at Sears, which has the nation's best selection of appliance brands. That includes LG, Samsung, Whirlpool, G.E. and America's number one appliance brand-Kenmore." * Must use a Citibank Sears card. Excludes Sears Solutions, Sears Home Improvement (sm) and Commercial One R accounts. Sears has been actively listening and responding to consumers' concerns throughout the economic downturn, by offering an even greater selection of
money-saving, energy-efficient ENERGY STAR(tm)-rated appliances than ever before and adding the online ENERGY STAR Rebate Center. How it Works If a customer purchases a major home appliance over $399 with a Citibank-issued Sears card and loses his/her full-time job after 60 days and up to 1 year from the date of the purchase, 1/12th of the purchase price will be credited to the account each month that the customer is unemployed. This credit covers the appliance and related accessories, extended warranties, maintenance agreements, protection and service agreements, delivery haul-away, installation and sales tax. If the customer is still unemployed one year after the purchase, they will receive a credit to their account for the remaining purchase amount. The customer keeps the appliance and will owe nothing on that purchase. The customer can make their purchase at a Sears store? or at sears.com Requirements To qualify for the program, the customer has to be employed full time for at least 60 days after the appliance purchase. If he or she involuntarily loses their job within a year of making the purchase on their Citibank issued Sears card then they qualify. To file a claim under The Sears Buyer Protection Program, customers will need to complete a Benefit Request Form. To request the benefits or obtain additional information, they will need to call a toll free number that will be provided at time of purchase, or go to SearsBuyerProtection.com. At your local Sears Hometown Store, the Sears Blue Appliance Crew will be available to answer questions about the Sears Buyer Protection Program. Excludes Sears Outlets and The Great Indoors . Not available to residents that have a billing address or make a purchase in Puerto Rico and Guam.
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Miamians go bowling to help save rhinos BY YURI MITZKEWICH Whether you’re an avid bowler or you can’t tell a bowling ball from a hockey puck, this July 24 one of the world’s rarest creatures needs you to come out and bowl. The Miami volunteer group, South Florida AAZK (a chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers) is preparing to throw its annual “Bowling for Rhinos” fundraising event. This year the event is taking place at Bird Bowl, 9275 SW 40 St., at 7:30 p.m. Whether participants roll gutter balls or strikes, 100 percent of their efforts will be going to raise money to help save one of the world’s most endangered animals. Since 1990 bowlers around the country have participated in the event, now helping to have raised over $2 million for rhinos since it first started. Every year all the profits from these fundraisers go to two important conservation projects: the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, and the International Rhino Foundation, which works globally helping rhinos where they are most at risk. Here in Miami, zookeepers have been helping with the local event ever since the first year, and now have raised more than $40,000, all going to support this important conservation work. In the beginning concerned zookeepers started organizing Bowling for Rhinos events, because 20 years ago African rhinos literally were on the brink of becoming extinct. Populations of the white and black rhino had sunk to numbers then were estimated to total only a few hundred individuals each. The species easily could have been gone forever, but luckily
for the rhinos, concerned people decided to act to help. For the black rhino especially, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy played a key role in protecting the animals, and gave them a chance to grow in their numbers. Bowling for Rhinos has played an important part in helping these conservationists on the ground do this important work. Today, a rhino in another part of the world is facing a similar fate to that their African relatives faced before. While rhino populations in Africa have since grown to a relatively more stable number, another type of rhino now has come as close to extinction as the others had ever been. In the Asian countries of Indonesia and Malaysia, two types of rhino still exist — the Javan and the Sumatran rhino. These used to exist throughout the region (their range extending from New Guinea all the way to India), but now these rhinos are just holding on in a few isolated and scattered areas. The population of the Sumatran rhino now is estimated to be 300 individuals, and the Javan is thought to number less than 60. As conservationists have done before, Bowling for Rhinos participants have created a unique opportunity for everyone to help in making a future for rhinos. Join South Florida AAZK and others in your community on July 24 at Bird Bowl for an evening of bowling and other fun activities that will go to benefit animals that right now need it the most. For more information about how you can participate in this important event, go online to <www.miamimetrozoo.com>; contact South Florida AAZK by email at <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or telephone at 305-251-0400, ext. 84921.
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Comedic talent from around world featured in improv fest BY ROBERT HAMILTON The 2009 Miami Improv Festival (MIF 2009) presented by Just The Funny, a weekend festival featuring improv and sketch comedy from around the world, continues to supply the laughs for its July weekend installment on Friday, July 17, and keeps the fun rolling through Sunday, July 19, at the Just The Funny Theater and Training Center, 3119 Coral Way. MIF’s seventh anniversary edition boasts the top improv and sketch comedy acts from around the world, performing shows and teaching workshops at the festival, adding to previous editions of what is Miami’s premiere comedy event, and one of the world’s top improv festivals. The 2009 Miami Improv Festival presented by Just The Funny features headliner, The Nuclear Family, the hit threeman/woman improvised musical from New York City. The trio is famous for their over-the-top singing and dancing in the hysterical improvised story of a family that is anything but normal. The producers of the Miami Improv Festival invited The Nuclear Family to perform as the weekend’s headliner because of their wild and always crazy plots mixed with the incredible singing, dancing and acting talents of John Gregorio, Stephen
Guarino, and Jimmy Ray Bennett. “It is a tremendous treat to have a group as funny and talented as The Nuclear Family here at the Miami Improv Festival,” said festival executive producer David Christopher. “After their breakout performance at the Miami Improv Festival in 2003, we have eagerly been trying to get their great show back to South Florida. These guys are hysterical, and it won’t be long before one, two or all three of them end up on a show like Saturday Night Live, so see them now here in Miami, while you can!” South Florida locals will recognize Miami’s own mainstay of improv comedy, Just The Funny, which will be performing, in addition to The Nuclear Family, with its own award-winning, popular brand of improv comedy. MIF 2009 also offers the public a rare chance to get in on the improv action with an incredible set of master classes taught by John Gregorio from The Nuclear Family, where students can learn how to do improv from one the nation’s best in the business. Classes will be offered during the day on both Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19, and include a student performance for students to show off what they have learned. Tickets to shows and workshops are all available online at <www.miamiimprovfestival.com>.
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Sergio’s restaurants all about family, hospitality and quality BY NANCY EAGLETON Sergio’s is all about family, hospitality and quality in their four Miami restaurants that serve the best, authentic, homemade Cuban food around. Blanca Cabrera is the magician in the kitchen, using secret family recipes perfected by her and her mother, Maria Rocho Cabrera, dating back to 1975 when they opened the first Sergio’s together on Bird Road. Today, Cabrera has the help of her son, Carlos Luis Gazitua, who joined his mother to run the three-generation family business after graduating Georgetown Law School. With the help of his brothers and father, the family has grown the business to include a Coral Way location that opened in 1992, the Kendall Restaurant and Café that opened in 2008 and the newest concept that opened during the first week of July, a location within the Hialeah Walmart. Gazitua said that the motto of the family business has always been “Keep it simple, fresh and homemade.” With this philosophy in mind, Sergio’s sets itself apart from other Cuban cuisine restaurants by offering
Authentic homemade Cuban food, combined with fast and friendly service, is found at the four Sergio’s locations in Miami. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– new tastes and healthy food choices “We’re famous for our sandwiches,” that are so popular in today’s culture. Gazitua said. “Our steak sandwich, Pan Combined with all the traditional de Bistec, and our pork sandwich, Pan de Cuban comfort food staples, the result Lechon, are the best around. We also is a menu that is sure to please any dis- offer eight different flavors of the evercriminating taste. popular empanadas. Flavors such as caprese, three cheese and guava are really unique. They also are baked, not fried, so they are healthier, but still crispy and delicious.” Sergio’s also delights clientele with traditional Cuban favorites such as “Chimi Chicken,” delicioso chicken with homemade chimi-churri sauce; Churrasco, juicy Argentinian-cut skirt steak; Vaca Frita, Your Home A New Look! shredded marinated beef, and the Masas de Puerco, marinated pork chunks that are “as Cuban as it gets.” Add to those choices grilled Mahi Mahi, Chicken Caesar Salad, Black Bean Hummus, Tapas with Eggplant, Ceviche and Guavaba Biscotti, and you’ve got the perfect crossover between Cuban and American food.
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The Way To A Man’s Heart Is Through His Stomach and The Way To Residents’ Hearts Is Through Great Dining Experiences BY HELEN SHAHAM Q. My husband and I are both in our 80’s. We’re considering a move to a senior living community and find that dining is included as part of the monthly fee. Since we’ll do most of our dining at the community we are worried that we’ll get bored with the food. How can we be sure they know how to create enjoyable experiences day after day? A. The dining experience is a common concern for many older adults moving to a senior living community. It may seem a bit hard to imagine eating most of your meals in the same place for an extended period time but rest assured innovative retirement communities don’t just make meals; they make the entire dining experience incredible. Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner, dining can often be the highlight of the day. It’s the time residents gather to socialize and exchange stories with friends and neighbors. And, nothing goes with great conversation like a great dining. At The Palace, the first step in creating memorable dining experiences for residents is the selection of chefs with extensive culinary backgrounds. Alon Hershkowitz, the executive chef for The Palace Renaissance and Royale Assisted Living Communities, offers a wealth of knowledge and talent, having worked at several of the most luxurious hotels and country clubs including The National Hotel in Miami Beach. Under his culinary guidance, our Assisted and Catered Living residents enjoy fine dining which rivals some of the best gourmet restaurants. He marries their desire for comfort foods such as traditional meat loaf and brisket with his flair for creating French, Italian, Jewish and Mediterranean specialties. As people age, they experience a natural decline in their senses of taste and smell. Chef Alon compensates by increasing the intensity of the dish’s flavor and aroma with fresh, roasted garlic and special sauces and purees. “Dining has to be both enjoyable and healthy,” said Chef Alon. “We understand the need for limited to almost NO sodium and sugar intake and use only no-salt seasonings. We also offer a wide variety of sugar-free desserts.” Chef Alon, just like Gabriel Garrido, the Food Service Director of our Independent Living Community, The Palace Suites, believes there’s always a reason for a celebration and has created theme dinners throughout every month to heighten residents dining experiences. “Palace residents are well traveled and have very high expectations,” said Carrido, who has been with the company for over 10 years. “Employees get their greatest satisfaction from seeing residents happy; therefore, we go above and beyond to exceed these expectations while shattering the stereotypes of dining at a senior living community.” The Renaissance & Royale residents enjoy specialty dinners twice a month. Past themes have included German, Asian and Mediterranean. Suites’ residents enjoy gourmet dinners on Thursday nights with menu items including scallops and filet mignon. Also, the Suites’ Happy Hour is kicked up a notch regularly. Each features an international theme and dishes from the region are created along with the entertainment. Recent
themed Happy Hours have included a Spanish Tapas event featuring over 20 different appetizers along with Flamenco Dancers and an Italian Antipasto Party with over 15 delicious offerings including Proscuitto di Parma and fresh tomatoes & buffalo mozzarella. Holidays and special occasions are yet another way The Palace communities make the dining experience special. The Palace Suites recently set a record when it hosted the largest Mother’s Day brunch buffet for over 140 residents and their families. The Palace also hosts a myriad of unique brunches throughout the year including a Sunday Gospel Brunch, a Country Western Brunch, an Oktoberfest Brunch, Father’s Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day and Hanukkah buffets, and more. Residents also have opportunities to voice their opinions about the dining experience at The Palace. In addition to talking with the Chef as he visits their table every dinner to solicit feedback, they can share their thoughts during the monthly Resident Council meeting or write their comments in The Palace’s bi-annual Resident Satisfaction Surveys. Our chefs and dining room mangers take other steps to further maximize resident dining satisfaction. White linen tablecloths adorn each table and are accented by fresh flowers. Residents also enjoy a glass of wine and freshly baked bread (baked in-house) with dinner, and the young wait staff is educated daily about the menu, the daily specials and their ingredients and how they should be served. “It’s not simply about food on a plate,” said Chef Alon. “It’s about service. The dining experience begins even before the server arrives at the table; personal service is paramount. Here, the dining staff knows residents by name and remember their preferences.” Chef Alon has launched an engaging, interactive cooking show too. Twice a month, he prepares dishes such as stir fry vegetables, soups and meatballs, taking residents through the food preparation process and cooking stages. Donned in aprons and hats, residents cook along and eagerly look forward to eat the finished products. To help ease your fears, schedule a reservation for dinner at the community. Most communities will not hesitate to allow you to dine with residents. It’ll also be beneficial because you and your wife will be able to meet your potential neighbors in a social environment. If the chef at the new retirement community thinks as ours do—that the way to residents’ hearts is through great dining experiences—you’ll soon find yourself inviting your friends and family over to enjoy the wonderful experiences. If you have questions about the lifestyle changes that go with aging, or if you’d like to be invited to a social event at The Palace Suites, please send a note to Helen Shaham, The Palace Suites, 11377 S.W. 84th St., Miami, Florida 33173, call her at 305-271-2020, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Shaham and her husband Jacob have been operating Senior Living Communities for the past 30 years. The Palace Suites in Kendall is a luxury Independent Living Community for active seniors. In addition, The Palace at Kendall campus is home to two Assisted Living Residences and a Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. They also operate The Palace Gardens Assisted Living Community in Homestead, Homestead Manor Nursing Home and The Palace @ Home, a Medicare Certified Home Health Agency. Their two newest projects are The Palace at Weston – Luxury Living for Those 55 and Over, and The Palace Tel-Aviv, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Israel. They have two communities under development – The Palace at Weston Senior Living and The Palace at Coral Gables, Independent & Assisted Living. More information can be obtained by calling 305-271-2220 or by visiting The Palace website at www.ThePalace.org.
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GM showcases new Camaro for Miami automotive media
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BY RON BEASLEY General Motors rolled out a quartet of striking new 2010 Chevrolet Camaros in late June to give Miami automotive journalists an up-close look at the latest incarnation of the company’s legendary muscle car. The four new Camaros — in black, Victory Red and Rally Yellow — were fanned out in the parking lot of the Rusty Pelican Restaurant on Virginia Key and available for members of the Miami-based Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA) to test drive along Rickenbacker Causeway. GM was the sponsor for the June SAMA luncheon meeting and Luciano Nakamura, one of the key designers of the new Camaro, journeyed from Detroit to tell the auto writers some of the secrets behind the development of the sleek new automobile. Nakamura, who was born in Japan and grew up in Brazil, said the new rear-wheel drive Camaro retains much of the look of the original two-door sports coupe design and is based on GM’s Zeta platform. Nakamura said the new Camaro was developed in the company’s top secret Studio X laboratories in Detroit and that he incorporated design elements from the F22 Raptor fighter jet and the
classic 1969 Camaro to design the new muscle car. But he said he remained true to the original look of the classic Camaro. Nakamura added that he thought the long hood, short deck and muscular fenders of the latest Camaro, with its squared-oval gauges and instruments, would get the approval of Camaro lovers the world over. Nakamura said the new Camaro is available in three models — LS, LT and SS — and with a choice of three engines — a 3.6-liter direct-injected V-6 with variable valve timing, standard on LS and LT models, or a pair of 6.2-liter V-8s, including one with Active Fuel Management that helps improve fuel economy by shutting down four cylinders during certain light-load driving conditions. All models can be equipped with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Ten exterior colors are available and include black, Victory Red, Rally Yellow and Silver Ice Metallic. Red Jewel Tintcoat is optional. The color palette also includes Cyber Gray Metallic, Aqua Blue Metallic, Inferno Orange Metallic, white and Imperial Blue Metallic. The Camaro is on sale at Chevrolet dealerships across the country.
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2009 Ford Edge delivers style and performance Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR
LET’S TALK CARS The Ford Edge was introduced as a 2008 model, but apparently there was a need for a snazzier version. So, for 2009 Ford has added the Edge Sport to the lineup, targeting consumers who want a more personalized version of the crossover SUV. The Edge Sport is available with 22inch polished aluminum wheels or the standard 20-inch premium painted wheels, both mounted on 40-series Pirelli Scorpion Zero tires. It also comes with an eight-piece, factory-installed body kit that includes a unique front air dam, side skirts, lower door caps and a rear skirt, all finished in body color instead of the dark lower finish on other Edge models. The front air dam comes with integrated fog lamps and a lower grille insert. The Edge design is highlighted by a distinctive three-bar chrome grille, an aggressively-raked windshield and a slop-
ing rear window with a high-mounted rear spoiler. Quad-beam headlights and a “powerdome” hood accent the front, and all four wheels are pushed out to the corners. A raised beltline emphasizes the sculpted shoulders around the sharp wheel arches. The Edge comfortably seats five and six-way power adjustable front seats are available. The reclining 60/40-split second-row seat folds to provide a level load floor for carrying equipment in the large cargo area. The Edge can haul items as long as eight feet with the available foldflat front passenger seat. Under the hood, the Edge has a 3.5liter, 265-hp V-6 engine mated to a sixspeed automatic transmission, a combination that delivers a solid performance and a smooth, quiet ride. The engine has a lightweight, die-cast aluminum block and four-valve-per-cylinder heads for smooth operation at high rpm. The automatic transmission uses a wide gear ratio to deliver good fuel economy and performance. Short first and second gears allow for a quick start and acceleration, while the tall overdrive gears deliver seven percent better fuel economy than a fourspeed automatic.
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The Edge’s available intelligent allwheel-drive (AWD) system has been tuned with an emphasis on performance, but is equally efficient in all-weather driving. The system constantly monitors and predicts traction, then delivers torque to all four wheels, even before the wheels begin to slip. An active on-demand coupler can deliver the precise amount of torque to the rear wheels. Paired with available AdvanceTrac traction control, intelligent AWD can transfer torque front to rear and side to side, as necessary. A panoramic Vista Roof is an interesting option. The large glass forward panel measures 27 by 29 inches and has a tilt-
and-slide opening, while the rear glass panel is fixed and measures 16 by 31 inches. The oversized front panel allows for open-air driving and a wide view of the sky. Twin power-operated cloth shades can be closed simultaneously to block the sun’s ultra-violet rays. Pricing on the 2009 Ford Edge ranges from $26,635 for SE FWD to $36,605 for the Edge Sport AWD.
Ron Beasley is the automotive editor for Miami’s Community Newspapers. He may be contacted by calling 305-662-2277, ext. 261, or by addressing email to <LetsTalkCars@aol.com>.
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Leo - There may be financial challenges right now, but any difficulties you encounter should be seen as character-building lifelessons. You have the opportunity to take a leadership role in responding to a crisis. You have an idea for a way to make a lot of money in a big hurry, but the truth of the matter is that the project is going to be a lot harder than you think. Virgo - You have to set some time aside to admire yourself in the mirror, but the truth is hard to avoid. You have to be more than just a pretty face in this world, and people aren't going to necessarily cut you any slack for your charm. You may find it backfires if you lay it on too thick in fact.
Libra - You could stumble across an old childhood hurt that is buried in your subconscious this week. If you find yourself acting oddly and you don't know why, stop for a moment and ask yourself "What is this all really about?" The answer could be healing. Scorpio - Challenging developments involving friends, associations or group activities are bringing you to be aware of the impact that others have on your life, for good or ill. You'll want to decide which friends to keep, and who you need to grow beyond. Sagittarius - You are going to be swapping steps on the career or social ladder soon and the changes, be they upwards or downwards, will bring stress and change with them. You will have to change your attitudes towards others, or the way you communicate with them. Capricorn - It looks like the old wanderlust
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