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Annie to be performed at Coral Springs High See page 5

Coral Springs High School hosts SECME Olympiad See page 6

James Notter resigns See page 5

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Coral Springs Tribune EDITORIALS/LETTERS Coral Springs, Parkland, Margate, FL

Founded January 15, 2010

DOUGLAS HEIZER, Publisher Our Writers/Reporters and Columnists

Editorial David Volz: Managing Editor PEDRO HEIZER: Associate Editor

SKIP SHEFFIELD, MATT BLUESTEIN,

SANDY HUNTSMAN, SYNESIO LYRA,

CHRIS J. NELSON, DONOVAN ORTEGA,

GERALD SHERMAN, MARC KENT, KAY RENZ,

LINDA GOVE,

MATT PINEDA

Briefs

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of the Week “The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot.” Prov. 10:7

Paul Triviabits

By Paul Paquet The “Peanuts” kids stayed kids for decades. But some comic-strip characters do age. You saw it in “For Better or For Worse,” “Funky Winkerbean,” “Baby Blues” and “Jump Start.” One of the first great comic strips, “Gasoline Alley,” began when Walt Wallet discovered the baby who would become Skeezix, who became a grandfather decades later. And “Doonesbury’s” characters didn’t age until after Garry Trudeau took a 20-month break in 1982. Rembrandts are late-blooming varieties of what flowers, which are as Dutch as Rembrandt is? A) Orchids B) Roses C) Tulips D) Violets Previous answer: Iran is the Land of the Aryans.

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Coral Springs Tribune EDITORIALS/LETTERS Coral Springs, Parkland, Margate, FL

THOUGHTS FROM THE PUBLISHER

POSITIVE LIVING By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.

By Douglas Heizer

When death strikes close to home Nearly every day, we hear warnings about the dangers that can happen when you are driving. We are inundated with words: Beware of distracted driving, don’t speed, make sure you wear your seat belt - and so on. I think we hear these words so often that we begin not to hear them at all - or just get used to the messages. We frequently pass them over by saying, “This couldn’t happen to me.” But a recent highway death has touched my family and me, and it has brought with it terrible feelings of loss. But it has also given us all a lesson in not only listening to the warnings about driving, but taking them to heart. I have seen and felt the consequences of a traffic accident. Someone that has visited my own home and attended high school with my son is gone. I have offered my sincere condolences to the family of 20-year-old Danyl Dubsky. He died just before 1 a.m. this past Saturday. A report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office said Danyl was driving his SUV southbound in the outside lane of State

Road 7 approaching Sandalfoot Boulevard when the vehicle went up onto the sidewalk and struck the traffic signal pole at the northwest corner of the intersection. In a moment, a life was snuffed out. I have been publisher of the Boca Raton Tribune for just over a year now, and in that time, we have had to report on a number of serious and often fatal accidents. This is the first one that has touched me so intensely. Many thoughts have crossed my mind. I have been thinking about teenagers as they approach the age when they can get a driver’s license and go places with their friends and family. I wonder if they truly realize how dangerous driving can be. Certainly they hear enough about the hazards of the road in school and driver education classes. But do they, like me, just let the message slide away? I look at my own children and wonder how much more hurt I would be if one of them suddenly died in a car accident. I’ve heard the word “senseless” used to describe many auto crashes. Actually, ALL traffic

accidents are senseless, whether there is a specific cause or just a set of unfortunate circumstances. We may never know what really happened to Danyl on State Road 7 about 15 minutes before 1 a.m. Police will investigate it, as is their duty. They have already issued a report which, in cold, unemotional words, tells the story of Danyl’s last moments. That is their duty as well, to put closure on another fatality on a busy West Boca Raton highway. For the family and friends Danyl leaves behind, emotions are being poured out this week. We mourn and grieve for this young man who has been taken from us long before his time. He will not fulfill his potential. And even though we know he is in a better place, close to his God, it can’t stop us from feeling hurt and can’t prevent us from crying. Our thoughts are with his family on this day - and will be for a long time to come. We take two lessons away with us: To hold those we love close to us and pay strict attention to the necessity for safe driving.

Addressing Heart and Mind When you speak to a group of people, or just to a single person, do you aim at their heart, or just their mind? More than likely, this will depend on the nature of the occasion and on the topic of the conversation. It will also vary in accordance with the presence or absence of passion in what is being shared, and the body language employed. At an informational meeting, a political rally, or at a scholarly lecture, it is to be expected that the speaker is aiming at the minds in the audience and, in most instances, at their will as well. A preacher, a politician, a success motivator, a sales person, among others, generally wish to prompt the hearers into meaningful action! The same may also happen in a one-to-one interaction, such as when a parent or teacher is informing and challenging a small child or a young person. Here, the expectation is a concrete significant motion, a change for the better, a new, meaningful posture

manifested by the one being approached. In brief person-to-person encounters, some expert has identified three basic types of communication which frequently occur. One is “hello” talk, where nothing of real import is shared; it’s just a passing greeting, which often includes a comment relating to the obvious, such as a word about the weather. It’s quickly over! Next, the exchange may be slightly prolonged, as it entails “head” talk, when persons may share their views about a current moral theme, a political issue, a national or international event, or something else which, for a few minutes, engages the minds of the participants in the conversation. Best of all is when, other than the previous two, the individuals chatting advance into “heart” talk. Here they become more personal, and courageously remove the masks they normally wear, to deal with matters more essential and

unique to each. These are issues which unveil some aspect of the inner self, with the intent of positively affecting each other for the better! Heart or mind are never to be viewed in terms of one being inferior or superior to the other. Both are important, and each can equally become the channel through which a life can be significantly impacted and even permanently transformed! At certain times one may exclusively aim at the heart and from there influence the mind and the will, just like at other occasions, or due to the nature of the discussion, one’s mind is addressed first, causing the heart to be meaningfully impacted as well! Regardless of what the ultimate results will be, it’s imperative that you diligently follow conventional prescriptions. Moreover, you are to speak the truth in love, while imparting joy and hope whenever you can, since life on earth often robs one of perennial peace.

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

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Community News Coral Springs Tribune

Annie to be performed at Coral Springs High The well known story of Annie is set to be performed April 7-9 at Coral Springs High School. The production includes about 60 students in the cast, orchestra and stage crew. It is the school’s Spring Musical for 2011. The story involves an orphaned girl; Annie, who is adopted by Daddy Warbucks who is a tough minded businessman during the depression. Annie wins the heart of Daddy Warbucks who takes care of her. Like most spring musicals, Annie is a bonding experience for cast members. “Everyone pulls together to make the spring musical a reality,” said Laurel Holland, the theater teacher. The school band

is involved and the student performers and crew come together to make this show a reality.” Sarah Fuhrman, who plays Annie loves the show. “I really enjoy theater,” she said. “I was the lead in last year’s spring musical. It is a lot of fun.” Jordan Cohen, who plays Rooster is hoping to make a career out of theater.

Next year he will study theater at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. “I love being a part of the theater program here at Coral Springs High School,” he said. Marcus Levine, the student director said, “This is the biggest responsibility I have ever had and I am glad to be a part of this show.”

Man recognized for helping police

Coral Springs Police Chief Duncan Foster presented Michael Goulette with a citizen recognition award for assisting the police department apprehend a robbery suspect. On September 27, 2010, the Coral Springs Police Department responded to a strong-arm robbery call that occurred at 11241 Atlantic Blvd. The suspect stole a black purse from a 77-year-old woman. The woman also suffered a fractured hip as the suspect pushed her to the ground. While police where on scene Goulette approached them and asked if they needed any assistance. Goulette was advised on what type of property was stolen in case he observed it in the complex. On September 28, 2010, Goulette was checking vacant condos inside the complex. As he was checking a vacant unit, a juvenile later identified as Brandon Clemons approached him. Clemons advised Goulette that he needed to get property out of the vacant condo. Goulette escorted Clemons inside the condo and immediately observed a black purse lying on the bedroom floor. This instantly raised Goulette’s suspicion due to the fact that the purse matched the description of the one stolen on September 27th. While Clemons was in the bedroom gathering his clothing, Goulette also observed a wallet on the floor. When Goulette grabbed the wallet from the floor Clemons attempted to run out of the condo. Goulette was able to take hold of Clemons and detain him until the police arrived. Clemons confessed to the robbery and was charged with strong-arm robbery, battery on a person 65 years or older, aggravated battery and trespassing. As a result of Mr. Goulette’s willingness to get involved and assist the police department, a violent criminal has been arrested and charged with this terrible crime. In addition, the victim was able to get back her stolen property.

James Notter resigns

Broward School District Superintendent James Notter has resigned from his position. He announced the decision on March 29 following a budget workshop. “I wanted to ensure that I had you together to that we will be together until the end of June,” said Notter. Notter, who will soon turn 65 said his resignation had nothing to do with a grand jury report criticizing his leadership. He has been the superintendent since 2006 and earns $300,000 annually. Broward Teachers Union president Pat Santeramo criticized his leadership.“During Notter’s tenure as superintendent, employee morale and labor relations has reached an alltime low, for which he has continually blamed everyone except himself including the economy and state political process. “Superintendent Jim Notter’s long and distinguished career in education has ended on a bad note. “By resigning, Superintendent Notter has taken the

James Notter most important step possible in restoring the public’s trust in our school system. “Notter has been a leader in Broward schools for years as superintendent and deputy superintendent and simply cannot separate himself from the district’s pervasive culture of corruption and resulting public distrust. “The BTU hopes School Board members will actively engage all unions and their members in selecting a new superintendent who has the vision as well as finance and management skills to truly restore employee morale and public trust,” said Santeramo.

Coral Springs offers volunteer opportunities The City is launching a new community volunteer project to help clean up Coral Springs Drive, from Southgate Blvd. to the Sawgrass Expressway. On Saturday, April 2, volunteers will be cleaning up from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers can meet at one of four locations: Entry to N.W. 4th Drive (north of Taravella High School – park in neighborhood) Entry to N.W. 103rd Terrace (Maplewood – park in neighborhood Royal Palm Blvd. and Coral Springs Dr.(north east corner shopping plaza-meet in front of Bank Atlantic) Westview Drive and Coral Springs Drive (at the north east corner of North Community Park) Commissioner Tom Powers, who is spearheading the cleanup, said, “Melding citizens’ support with government resources to create a greater, cleaner Coral Springs is a benefit to all.” Students will receive service hours for participating. Anyone interested in participating should call 954-344-5906.

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Coral Springs Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS Coral Springs, Parkland, Margate, FL

Coral Springs High School hosts SECME Olympiad

Coral Springs High School hosted the Science Engineering Communication Mathematics Enrichment program on March 26. The event featured a variety of engineering and artistic competitions including the mousetrap car, bottle rockets, a balsa wood bridge, banners, posters and a team challenge where teams sought to come up with a way to balance an egg on a tall structure. Dana McFarlane, the sponsor of the SECME program at Coral Springs High School was pleased with the turnout. There were teams from high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. Thia Thomas, the coach of the Coral Springs SECME Middle School team said the event was a great opportunity for young people to increase their thinking skills.

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Columnists Coral Springs Tribune

FAITH

By Pr. Sandy Huntsman

Divine Paradoxes

In this journey we call life, there are many lessons to learn. Some are very obvious; some are more subtle. Some lessons seemed quite easy but others were really quite hard. Some things were exactly as they were described; others were nothing like I was led to believe. In all walks of life, at every stage of life, I have met people who were mad, sad, and glad. I’ve also noted it had nothing to do with their wealth, social status, or lot in life. Chuck Swindoll, a noted Christian speaker, said this about attitude: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every

day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.” Because we only have one life to live, it behooves us to make the most of our lives. I really want to be one of those people who learns the lessons of life quickly so I can improve my quality of life now, and ensure a rewarding tomorrow. Believing there is a God, as revealed in Scripture, clearly has profound philosophical implications: “Accept the way God does things, for who can straighten what he has made crooked?’”(Ecc.7.13). Throughout the pages of Scripture we are reminded

that He has a purpose for all He does, and though often we cannot understand what He does with His hand, we can trust His heart. God does things differently than man. We are encouraged daily to “live it up; go for all the gusto; get all you can; might is right.” Scripture teaches just the opposite: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth; give, and it shall be given you.” The Bible is replete with such paradoxes. A paradox is defined as: “a statement or proposition that seems selfcontradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth; an opinion or statement contrary to commonly accepted opinion.” Dennis J. DeHaan in Our Daily Bread defines a biblical paradox as “an apparent contradiction that conceals a profound truth.” In the next few articles we will consider some values that may often seem “upside down” to the natural mind, but completely “downside up” when we live with a higher wisdom.

Pastor Sandy Huntsman - Administrative Pastor Boca Glades Baptist Church - www.bocaglades.org

DIVORCE FLORIDA STYLE By Mike Gora

Volunteers and hangers-on I could tell you that I’m again at DaDa’s in Delray on a Tuesday evening, typing by my thumbs, but I’m not. At home at 5 a.m. on Monday, getting a head start on the week. This third column in a trilogy steps away from a direct connection to matrimonial law into the theme:” those who hang by their thumbs” and those who help them. First the helpers. As directed, I arrived at Victory Church a few minutes before 10 Saturday morning to pick up boxes of free food to bring to people who need the food, arranged through the Mae Volen Center in Boca Raton. I spot a couple of my fellow Rotarians, who tell me that, “the truck was late and our start would be delayed by about two hours. Not being patient I groan, but then it gets interesting. I pick up my six boxes two hours later, but not before watching a process engineered by the church’s volunteers, which started with a prayer circle, became chaotic when the late truck, a huge 18-wheeler, got unloaded, by the volunteers, followed by an assembly line of box stuffing from frozen meats, to vegetables, chips and the like, and dessert.

The prayer circle included a reference to an excellent faith healer, who was visiting the county. Just to be safe I stuck in a silent prayer for my wife’s right foot, which had been swollen lately while recovering from a fractured bone. Of the many areas of South County being served I was randomly handed two lists of homes to choose from. I chose Boca’s Century Village, because I would finish closer to my home than the route in Delray Beach. After a few minutes of familiarizing myself with the map attached to my list, and a few more minutes of getting lost in Century Village I arrived at my first destination. Easy. A first floor apartment. I parked right in front. Knocked, and then knocked a bit harder. A tiny man in his 90s came to the door and with a big grin, invited me into his home, and directed me to put my twenty pound box in his kitchen. His home, neat as a pin, was tiny. Saturday’s newspaper was neatly folded on his easy chair. He took a chance and said something to me in Yiddish, I responded with one of the two or three phrases I remember and wished him good luck. He smiled

again and he patted me on the back like I was a bar mitzvah boy, I gave him a hug and left. Door number two was a bit harder to find as the list was wrong, and there was no matching apartment number in the building listed, “E.” I tried “D” in the same complex and found the apartment, and the matching name. I never met the occupant as the door was opened and directions given by a hired care taker, who accepted the food box on behalf of the napping owner. The other four apartments were in the right places and easy to find, but each was on upper floors, one near an elevator and three not. And the 20-pound boxes began to feel like 50 pounders. I first found a delightful couple in their 80s who had been waiting for the two hour late delivery, and putting off their local daughter who was to have picked them earlier. The occupants of the next two apartments took a different turn, much sadder and far more desperate. Both women were obviously home bound, physically unable to care for themselves and their homes, and in pain. Both women were probably in their fifties, one on a walker, the other on a Read more online

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Business Coral Springs Tribune

WHAT BUSINESS ARE YOU IN?

THE WEALTH ADVISOR

The ‘Plus Factor’ in selling

Protecting your assets

By Gerald Sherman

A Positive Mental Attitude (PMA), being optimistic and enthusiastic, can mean the difference between success and failure, especially for the salesperson. Possessing a positive approach is a very important plus for the salesperson. Your mental attitude is your inner mindset and has an effect on your approach to your client. Clients don’t want gloom and doom; they are looking for reassurance and positive, honest and reliable relationships. Being positive is one of the most important characteristics a salesperson can possess. Before meeting with your client, “reset” your mental attitude. Park any negativity on the shelf and assume a focused and positive mental attitude. PMA is contagious. Your passion and excitement about your product/service can instill enthusiasm in your client. If there is a need for the product/service and it offers a benefit, the client’s enthusiasm will mirror yours and get you that much further to closing the sale. To simplify determining the mental attitude of the salesperson, my co-author, Sar S. Perlman and I devised the Plus or Minus

Factor Graph to create a picture in your mind’s eye so that you can see the degree of positive or negative attitudes you are exuding towards your client, your product and your sales presentation. It’s short and simple and based on a scale of Plus 10 to Minus 10. At the top of the graph we have the enthusiastic, optimistic, funto-be-around salesperson, and at the bottom we find the cranky, cynical grump. In essence it asks you to answer the question, “To what degree are you showing these traits?” The higher the Plus or Minus factor, the more likely it is that a sale will take place. As the illustration shows, the salesperson with the most positive attitude has the potential to make the most sales. If you asked a salesperson with a low Plus or Minus Factor about his/her business, chances are you’d hear something along the lines of: “It’s rough doing business today with this poor economy and world problems. Client’s demand too much. There’s a lot of competition out there, its tough going. With expenses rising; it’s getting too expensive to do business. My boss doesn’t support

my efforts and refuses to understand the problems. His idea of a joke is when he asks his client, “How are you doing?” and the client replies, “Fine thank you,” he answers, “At least one of is!” On the other hand, a salesperson with a high Plus or Minus factor is likely to answer the same question much differently: “Business is what you make it! The opportunities are always there. We have a great product and we are making great inroads. We are really on target by providing the best value and excellent service.” If the day did not go well, the positive salespeople will say, “Tomorrow is another day with new opportunities!” There is one caveat to all of the above, being positive is not to be confused with living in never-never land where all is right with the world. Things can and do go wrong, issues will arrive that need to be addressed, negative situations can happen and people can be just downright rude. All of this can adversely affect the relationship with the client. Be positive but be realistic and understand that you can’t fix everything with a smile, but you can try.

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 Barry Siegel

You are being sued. Just reading those words is enough to make you break out in a sweat. Even if it’s your business, and not you personally, or even if it’s someone in your family, no-tice of a lawsuit is among the most stressful events you’ll ever experience. You’ll no doubt go through the normal emotions - surprise, indignation, anger, frustration, and even depression. Consider how the doctor in the Bernie Mac wrongful death case feels. The doctor was a longtime physician and friend of the comedian and no doubt felt like he did everything right to protect his patient. Bernie’s wife felt otherwise. (You can read the allegations about the wrongful death claim here.) Being sued gives rise to the legitimate fear that you could lose all or at least a substantial part of your assets. In these difficult economic times, as liability claims and litigation rates continue to rise, an increasing number of advisors and their clients, especially business owners and professionals, consider employing asset protection strategies to protect those things for which they have worked so hard. The primary goal of Asset Protection Planning is to provide peace of mind if disaster strikes. This is accomplished by developing a wealth pres-

ervation plan that works. Asset protection strategies are generally not designed to control all of your assets. Rather, they are designed to take a certain portion of your wealth and protect it with legal structures that are likely to frustrate the efforts of future creditors. It is not designed to shield assets that are needed for shortterm or mid-term financial needs. Rather, the goal is to provide assurance that at least part of your wealth is beyond the reach of creditors, and that you have the resources with which to “rebuild” in the worst case scenario. Other goals of asset protection planning include: • Taking the decision out of the hands of local judges • Allowing lawsuits to be tried and heard by a jury • Allowing the negotiation of favorable settlements • Allowing long-term planning • Avoiding having one lawsuit ruin your life and the life of the your family • Allowing discovery of assets but having those assets protected • Allowing the professional to continue to practice In today’s litigious society,

there is virtually no way to anticipate how your assets or the assets of your clients may be exposed to potential creditors. If you own a business, or practice a profession (medical, legal, accounting, engineering, or architecture), it is impossible to foresee the financial pitfalls that lie ahead. Even though many businesses are operated as corporations or limited liability companies (which traditionally offer protection from business debts), there is a growing trend toward attaching certain business liabilities to the business owner. For example, certain tax obligations can attach to the business owner, as well as liability for sexual harassment lawsuits, even if the unlawful acts were committed by a non-owner employee. In addition, several environmental regulations routinely impute liability to the business owner. Although most business owners and professionals are careful and diligent about how they operate, we simply cannot ignore the wide variety of risks to which all of us are exposed. Years of hard work to build for retirement and improve your family’s life could be wiped out by the banging of the gavel. For that reason alone, it makes sense to learn more about asset protection planning, and decide if any of these strategies are appropriate for your clients - or for you!

Barry D. Siegel, Esq., President of Barry D. Siegel, P.A, is an attorney who practices Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Elder Law, Trust Administration and Probate. Mr. Siegel, an author and frequent guest speaker, has offices in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Fort Lauderdale and Aventura.

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Teen Life

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The Boca Raton Tribune

CARTER’S CORNER By Carter Helshien

Since When Did Morning Time Mean No-Talk Time? Though all parents were at one time teenagers themselves, they seem to have forgotten what it is like to be a teenager. Recently, more and more parents have come under the impression that it is their ultimate responsibility as a parent to spark a conversation with their teenagers in the morning. What parents are not considering, however, is how greatly zombie-like teenagers, in mid-yawn, detest conversations with parents in the morning. One reason teenagers avoid conversations in the morning is that we have far less patience than normal for the small irritations parents cause us. For example, during the day a typical teen will simply pretend to listen to a parent thoroughly describe the most insignificant, irrelevant details in a “funny story” without actually getting to the point of the story. In the morning, however, if a parent does not make clear the direct purpose of the story (skipping all the unrelated details) within the first two

sentences, we lose all patience to listen to the story and merely become more and more annoyed until we most likely request silence in a most impolite manner. To our defense, however, we simply can’t comprehend how parents manage to turn a thirty-second story into a ten-minute-long conversation. Consequently, we use infamous, rash thinking to come to the conclusion that our parents’ goal must be to bore us to death with stories we have no desire in hearing. Sorry, but that is the cold, hard truth! Another reason why teenagers prefer not to have conversations is that parents tend to ask the same question multiple times in the morning. Though it is true parents are just trying to do their jobs by making sure that their son or daughter remembers everything for that day, it can become a major grievance when a parent forgets what he or she has asked and repeats the same question. As a result, we teenagers have developed our own

system of combating such infuriating yet minor annoyances. When confronted with a situation that could easily spiral out of control into a full-fledged morning conversation with a parent, filled with repeated questions and uninteresting stories, we resort to our time-tested defense: the Nonchalant Organized Defense, or, as it is more commonly known, the NOD. After enough instances a typical teenager has trained his or herself to automatically nod to any yes or no questions in the morning, so that he or she may tune out of the conversation and avoid irritation. So remember parents: in the future, there is no need to worry that a teenager is being disrespectful or is upset when he or she does not wish to have a conversation in the morning. For in rea-lity, if a teenager is silent in the morning, parents should merely take it as a sign that they have done their job properly and raised a normal son or daughter.

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Games

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Coral Springs Tribune

On a Claire Day

Andy Capp

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Pet Society Coral Springs Tribune

PET OF THE WEEK

Chance is looking for a chance to be your loving pet Story, photo D’Addio

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BOCA RATON - Is this my good side? I’m “Chance”’ and I’d really like one. I know if you meet me, you’ll see that I deserve a wonderful home. I’m a cool mix of Dachshund and Chihuahua, which makes me a special, unique boy. That’s why MUTTS RULE... there’s no other quite like us! I’m a 3-year-old neutered male, weighing in at about 15 pounds. I’m a friendly, spunky dog who loves people, especially people who will give me a belly rub. Check me out, then check me outta here so we can live happily ever after! I’m available for adoption at Tri-County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The shelter is open

for adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adoption fees for companion animals are $110 and up. Animals are heartworm-tested and up-to-date on vaccinations. Included in the adoption fee is one year of free office visits to Regency Veterinary Clinic. Please visit us to find a lost pet or to consider adding a shelter dog or cat to your family. We have puppies and kittens, too! Call (561) 482-8110 or view many of our available animals and volunteer opportunities at: www.tricountyhumane.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at ‘TriCounty Humane’.

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Sports

March 31 through April 6, 2011 - 15

Coral Springs Tribune

Julia Frederick wins county high jump championship

93-Year Old Fan gets wish of a lifetime

By: Pedro Heizer Ms. Bessie Sapp Redding, a die-heart Miami Heat fan and a huge fan of Miami guard Dwyane Wade, had the chance for the first time in her life to watch her beloved Heat and their star play at the American Airlines Arena on Sunday March 27 thanks to The Delray Beach Tri-

Julia Frederick is doing very well as a high jumper at Coral Springs High School. At the recent Broward County Championship, she jumped 5.4 feet. This was good enough for her to win the county championship for her second year in a row. “It was nice to win and I really enjoyed it,” said Frederick. Coral Springs track coach Brantly Barr is looking forward to this Friday’s Coral Springs championship, which has been delayed due to rain. So far, both the men’s and women’s teams are both 6-0. Individuals are also doing well. Jemimah Fequant came in seventh in the triple jump and Alicia Fuller came in sixth in the high jump. Demonnre Lodge came in second in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump. Jared Joyner came in fouth in the long jump. Dario Delices came in seventh in the long jump.

Tennis lessons to be offered in Coral Springs

bune, our sister publication. When asked how she felt during the game, Ms. Redding simply let out a huge smile and said, “I feel like a kid at Disney World”. Ms. Redding and her family were given the VIP treatment at the game. Her hero, Dwyane Wade gave her and her family his private VIP Loge seats. For Ms. Redding, that was enough. Her knowing that her favorite player gave her his tickets that he gives his VIP Guests simply made her night. We here at The Boca Raton Tribune and The Delray Beach Tribune are proud of being part of this great event and helping a fan get her wish. We take our slogan seriously; we truly are your closest neighbors.

The City of Coral Springs is now accepting registrations for the Spring session of group tennis lessons for both children and adults. The session begins the week of April 25 and runs through May 21. Group classes are offered for all ability levels. The junior classes are offered on weekdays after school and Saturdays, while the adult classes are scheduled weekday mornings and evenings. Classes take place at both The Tennis Center at the Sportsplex and Cypress Park and are conducted by USPTA Certified Tennis Professionals. The session costs $40 for children and $50 for adults. The Junior Tennis Academy is also available for the more advanced player. An evaluation is necessary to enroll in the program. This four-week program, which also begins the week of April 25, costs $140 for two lessons per week or $200 for three classes a week. Please call to find out more details as times and dates vary. The Tennis Center and Cypress Park also offer leagues for adults and juniors, as well as cardio and drill classes – all taught by USPTA certified professionals. The Tennis Center is located at 2575 Sportsplex Drive, which is just east of the Sawgrass Expressway between Sample Road and Royal Palm Blvd. Cypress Park is located at 1300 Coral Springs Drive Boulevard. Support your community newspaper - Patronize Coral Springs Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Coral Springs Tribune.


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Julia Frederick wins county high jump championship

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