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April 14 through April 20, 2011 •Year I •Number 004

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Church by the Glades santuary nears completion

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The forum to discuss Brazilian presence in the world

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Broward Teachers Union protest planned

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Tea Party planned

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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 mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.” Prov. 10:11

Paul Triviabits

By Paul Paquet One of the ways Babe Ruth changed baseball was to open it up to heavy hitters. Today, you’d never get a player like Dodgers catcher Bill Bergen. His lifetime batting average was just .170, the lowest of any batter with at least 2,500 at bats. In 1909, he batted .139, the lowest post-1900 mark ever for a batting-title qualifier. What was the van those meddling kids used to solve crimes on “Scooby-Doo”? A) The Doomobile B) The Mystery Machine C) The Scoobymobile D) The Supervan Previous answer: Rembrandts are Dutch tulips.

OLEDA BAKER, DIANE FEEN

Business DOUGLAS HEIZER: C.E.O NELSON ALVARENGA: Ass. Accounting DINI HEIZER: C.O.O. CHRIS CATAGGIO: C.M.0

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THOUGHTS FROM THE PUBLISHER

POSITIVE LIVING By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.

By Douglas Heizer

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Changes are coming…

have very exciting news to tell all of our readers. We are on the verge of making partnerships with other media groups that will enhance our coverage of the City of Boca Raton. Separately, we are good media outlets, but once we combine all our expertise, we will be a great source of information for you, the readers. As you all know, we at The Boca Raton Tribune continue to grow. We are expanding to Delray Beach and Coral Springs with our sister publications The Delray Beach Tribune and The Coral Springs Tribune and we are very excited to continuing expanding in order to better serve you, the reader. Speaking of growing, our website (www.bocaraton-

tribune.com) will undergo a complete makeover in the next few weeks. We will have a brandnew, user friendly website that gives all of you the news faster and more efficiently. Something else that is going to be new to our online edition is the Boca Raton Tribune E-Daily News. Every morning you will wake up to a new and improved email sent to you by us at The Boca Raton Tribune. A simpler email in which you can glimpse at the news that are making waves in Boca Raton that day, with an easier way for you to read your news, we believe this will help all of us. In other news, The first SBRT Networking event was a complete success! SBRT

stands for Supporters of The Boca Raton Tribune, and we will have a network every month in a different restaurant and it will be a great time for us to talk, for you to give us your opinions on the paper and to network with others. The first SBRT Networking event was held at Speranza on Palmetto and Federal. The event had a terrific atmosphere and it was just a terrific event. If you want to stay in the loop and know when the next SBRT Networking event will take place, text SBRT to 35682 and you will be subscribed and we will send you messages reminding when the next event will take place and other great things like that.

Don’t Ignore Your Dreams! You have to dream if your dreams will ever come true! Some may take a long time to be realized, but the wait will be worthwhile! Others may surprise you by their swiftness in coming to pass. Still others may just linger in your memory, without ever becoming reality, or simply by not unfolding as originally hoped for! Dreams cannot be bought nor sold. Neither can they be stolen! They are very personal though their fulfillment normally affects not just the dreamer’s life, but a larger company of people. Brazilian psychiatrist and author, Augusto Cury, has written extensively about dreams. In one place he states that “life without dreams is a river without a source, a beach without waves, a morning without dew, a flower without perfume.”

Someone has also commented that “many people know what they want out of life, but few turn their dreams into a carefully planned success map.” But how can that be effectively achieved? By pondering on each dream, you can gradually discover helpful ways of bringing them to fruition, by making them concrete in your experience. Good dreams are born and prosper in a fertile imagination, in a joyous life, in a tranquil mind even if surrounded by external noises and conflicts. Dr. Maya Angelou acknowledged that reality in her own life when she reflected: “I knew that if God loved me, then I could do wonderful things. I could try great things, learn anything, achieve anything. For what could stand against

me, since one person, with God, constitutes a majority?” By the way you feed your mind, by the nature of your daily thinking, you can actually construct positive dreams and decisively proceed toward its unfolding. Develop solid friendships and acquaintances which can help you cultivate and nurture your dream fields, and contribute to accompany many a sprouting into reality. Acting in a contrary manner will only cause nightmares, some of which may be hard to eradicate. Today, new dreamers still live on, positively impacting a large company of persons who benefit from the concrete effects of their dreams! You can also be numbered among them!

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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Municipal News Coral Springs Tribune

Broward Teachers Union protest planned Church by the Glades santuary nears The Broward Teachers Union is planning a large protest in from of the BTU building completion from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on April 14. The BTU building is located on the east side of University Drive in Tamarac. Hundreds of district employees, parents, students, union and community members will take to the streets to protest Broward schools corruption, state political attacks on public schools and employees, lack of state funding and budget support of schools and local misspending of tax dollars by officials. Attendees will be demanding R-E-S-P-E-C-T at the protest. Hundreds of community members have already pledged to attend, according to John Ristow, spokesperson for BTU president Pat Santeramo. Union leaders wish to thank the Department of Homeland Security of the Broward Sheriff’s Office for support in assisting with traffic control for this event.

Tea Party planned

The Coral Springs MultiCultural Advisory Committee will host a tea party in honor of Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. at the Coral Springs Country Club, located at 10800 West Sample Road. This fifth annual tea party will feature entertainment, an array of international teas and Tea Trivia with a multi-cultural flair. Groups or individuals are encouraged to decorate their tables with a theme of their choice. Prizes will be awarded to the most

uniquely decorated table. This year, preference will be given to a Mother’s Day theme. Guests are encouraged to bring a special teacup and share their favorite teacup story. Gifts will be offered for interesting teacup stories. Participants are encouraged to wear ethnic attire to add to the multicultural flair. This is a great occasion to celebrate Mother’s Day with the special women in your life - your wife, mother, daughter, sister or

grandmother. Bring your family and friends out to this delightful afternoon. Guests will enjoy camaraderie and live entertainment at the event. Those unable to attend, but whoi want to support the event may sponsor a table for $200 for ten people. Admission is $20 per person. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, May 2 at City Hall or at City Hall in the Mall. Please make checks payable to City of Coral Springs/Tea. Please note that tickets will not be sold at the door.

The Church by the Glades new santuary at the intersection of I-75 and Atlantic Boulevard is nearing completion. Construction is projected to be complete in June. The santuary will hold about 2,000 people. Church by the Glades has about 5,000 to 6,000 people on its two campuses every Sunday. Last year, the church opened a new campus at the corner of Riverside Drive and Sample Road. The church offers a high every style of worship and encourages people to be loud during worship.

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Community News Coral Springs Tribune

The forum to discuss Brazilian presence in the world

The sixth annual FOCUSBRAZIL, a Brazilian International Culture & Media Seminar, is set to again make history regarding the growing international awareness of Brazil as an emerging powerhouse; culturally, politically and economically, in the world. The event, being held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from April 14th to April 16th, 2011, will gather hundreds of Cultural leaders, professionals, students and media representatives from 16 countries including the Brazilian communities in 21 U.S. States. Delegations from Japan, South Korea, Australia, England, Canada, Germany, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Angola, France, Belgium and Italy have already confirmed their presence. The program for 2011 includes new editions of the FOCUS VIDEO FEST which grew spectacularly; 500% from 2009 to 2010. Relevant institutions such as The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Brazilian American Cham-

ber of Commerce, The Brazil-USA Cultural Center, The American Association of Teachers of Portuguese, The Brazilian International Press Association, The Brazilian-American Advertising Association and The Brazilian Business Group will host seminars covering areas such as Business, Education, Arts, Culture, Media, Advertising, Social Affairs and Community Affairs. It is remarkable the media coverage generated by FOCUS-BRAZIL. An average of 94 media outlets and their representatives have participated in the past events. More than 200 articles and dozens of news reports have been published, posted or aired in newspapers, magazines, web sites, web TVs, Network and community television and radio shows. The event is also sponsored and covered by TV Globo International, the international arm of Globo Network, the 4th largest private TV network in the world. You may find more information and register on the official site: www.focusbrazil.com. FOCUS-BRAZIL 2011 will have 8 panels and 4 workshops besides a series of artistic and cultural events covering a twoweek cultural calendar between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The panels and workshops will have professional instant translations (Portuguese-English). All professionals and uni-

versity students in the artistic, cultural and communication fields will enjoy preferential free registration. All events have limited seating capacity and access will be granted with a priority to those who present their web registration receipt at the welcome desk. Web registered participants will also receive a valuable certificate of participation by mail. With great success and impact on the media since 2006, The FOCUS-BRAZIL - International Congress of Brazilian Culture and Media has broadened its horizons promoting Brazilian cultural productions abroad such as Music, Films, Literature, Press, Tourism, Fine Arts, Events, Cultural Entities and Communities, Scenic Arts as well as any other outstanding expression of our culture. There is also a particular panel on specific workshops for the performing or providing community and social work to Brazilians abroad. Focus-Brazil is presented by TAM-BRAZILIAN Airlines, Banco do Brasil, TV Globo International and the South Florida Points of Culture (Broward Center for the Performing Arts). It is also supported by ABI-International, BAAABrazilian American Advertising Association, Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and Centro Cultural BrasilUSA of Florida. For more information visit www.focusbrazil.com

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Columnists Coral Springs Tribune

FAITH

By: Robert D. Foster

The Power - and Peril - of the Spoken Word Josiah Wedgwood, English maker of the famous Wedgwood pottery, was showing a nobleman through his factory. One of the Wedgwood employees, a young teenager, was accompanying them. The nobleman was profane and vulgar in his conversation with Mr. Wedgwood. At first, the boy was visibly shocked by the language. Then the teenager’s demeanor changed markedly. He became fascinated by the distinguished individual’s coarse jokes and laughed at them. Observing this, Mr. Wedgwood was disgusted and deeply distressed. At the end of the tour, he showed his visitor a vase of unique design. The nobleman was charmed by its exquisite shape and rare beauty. He reached for it to examine it more closely, but Mr. Wedgwood intentionally let it drop to the floor. The piece of expensive pottery shattered into hundreds of tiny pieces, beyond repair. With an angry epithet, the nobleman cried: “I wanted that vase for my collection. You have just ruined it by your carelessness!” “Sir,” Mr. Wedgwood responded, “there are other things ruined (today) far more precious than a vase

that can never be restored. You can never give back to that young man, who just left us, the reverence for sacred things that his parents have tried to teach him for years. You have undone their labor in less than half an hour.” How do we respond to “street talk,” when people around us speak in profane terms or use demeaning language about other people? We could react judgmentally, with recrimination, but it is doubtful that approach would exert any worthwhile influence on the offending speakers. If we do speak up, we would be wise to respond in the manner similar to that used by Mr. Wedgwood - speaking with gentleness, humility and honesty. Our response to profanity and unacceptable speech should not be an occasion for self-righteousness. I cannot tell you how many times I have found the same language rising from within me. I might have succeeded in suppressing it, but the thought was there just the same. The Bible reminds us, “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you do not fall!” (1 Corinthians 10:12). For that reason, through

the years I have tried to preface my words with a simple prayer: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord” (Psalm 19:14). Certainly there are timeswhether in the workplace or in our personal pursuits - when circumstances tempt us to utter words that would offend or harm others. So it would be wise to heed the apostle Paul’s admonition in Ephesians 4:29,“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” A friend of mine, Mart De Haan, has suggested the following prayer: “Father, forgive me for taking Your Name in vain, even if only within the silence of my own heart. Help all of us to recognize the nervous selfreliance that causes us to use such high thoughts in such a low and vulgar way. Help us to learn from our own profanity to see our need of Your Spirit so that we instead will say, ‘Oh my God, let everything that I do and say be not for my own satisfaction and selfserving motives but rather for Christ’s sake. Amen.’ ”

Taken and adapted from The Challenge, written and published by Robert D. and Rick Foster. Permission to reproduce with proper credit is freely given and encouraged. For questions or comments, write: 29555 Goose Creek Rd, Sedalia, CO 80135, U.S.A., or fax (303) 647-2315.

DIVORCE FLORIDA STYLE By Mike Gora

Rejection of marital agreement Question: My wife and I are in the middle of a divorce. All of the information has been given to our attorneys and our accountants. Mediation is scheduled for early June. If we sign a settlement agreement at the mediation, is it final? Is there a “recession period” like there is in some contracts? Can the judge in our case reject all of the agreements we made. Can he reject any of them? Answer: If you are both present and represented by counsel at the mediation there is no “rescission period;” it is final and binding. Every agreement is subject to being set aside, based on a complex system of grounds including fraud, duress, and overreaching. When you enter into an agreement at mediation, or otherwise, you will then proceed to an “uncontested” final hearing at which you and your attorney or your wife and her attorney will appear. Usually it is not necessary for both sides to appear. If you want to bring any question to the attention of the judge, and want the judge to send you back to

the negotiating table you had better make certain that you are at the hearing. The Judge will ask you whether you and your wife voluntarily entered into the agreement after a complete exchange of financial and personal information. If either of you were to say you were coerced, or did not have the information you needed to make an informed agreement the judge would inquire further. With both of you represented by counsel, after discovery and exchange of information, it would be unlikely that the court would reject the agreement or send it back to you for further negotiation. However the judge can and should examine the document carefully to make sure the Florida child support guidelines were followed or, if not, that there was a legitimate reason for a divination from the guidelines based on grounds provided in the statute. A Florida appellate court rejected the child support provisions of a final judgment. The trial court provided that the parent should each support the

children while they were in the homes of each, in a rotating (equal) custody case. The wife complained that it was not fair, as the Husband made four times the money she did and the guidelines should be applied. A judge reviewing that kind of custody and support arrangement should reach the same conclusion as the appellate court and send parties that had agreed to a similar arrangement back to the drawing table. In another appellate decision, a court disallowed an exclusive use of a marital home agreement, which had a specific term of years ending during the child’s junior year in high school, on the basis that it could not be in the child’s best interest to run the risk of moving and changing schools between her junior and senior year. Circuit judges will be on the lookout for terms in agreements, which may have been compromises for the parents, but can hurt children. These agreements are more likely to be rejected in the future than they were in the past.

Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Specialization of The Florida Bar as a specialist in family and matrimonial law.

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Business Coral Springs Tribune

WHAT BUSINESS ARE YOU IN? By Gerald Sherman

The different segments of Sales Training

Today sales training is more important than ever. However, today, sales trai-ning is not concerned only with methodology and techniques of selling. Here are a few basic areas that also must be stressed for any sales training program to be successful. Product Knowledge Our clients have become more savvy. They understand what they need and when they need it. They have an incredible amount of information and are aware of the competition. This does not mean that the salesperson is not needed. On the contrary, it increases the need for a well informed sales representative. Chances are the client will come armed with lots of questions and issues that need to be addressed and you need to have the answers. Training which offers product knowledge is therefore vital and must be continually updated for the sales representative to be successful. Relationship Development We must also consider training in developing a relationship. The sales representative must be taught the importance of building a relationship with the client and the methods needed to grow this relationship. As we know, the seller represents

the company and is responsible for creating good will for the organization by being reliable and honest. S/he should understand what motivates the client. Training in the human factor will pay dividends in understanding the mechanics in the buyer/ seller relationship. However, sellers must be equally skilled in the area of people knowledge. The first part of people knowledge is relationship development. The salesperson should understand the need for building a business relationship with the client, and the methods to develop and grow this relationship. We cannot underestimate the role of the today’s seller as an ambassador for the company. The seller who is aware of the dynamics of the selling situation, understands what motivates the buyer, and recognizes the importance of reliabi-lity and honesty in a business relationship, will not only enjoy success as an individual salesperson, but will also create tremendous goodwill for the company within the industry. Training in the human factor will pay dividends in understanding the variables in the buyerseller relationship. Communication Skills Last but not least, training in communication skills must

also be considered as part of sales training. The seller is constantly interacting with the client as well as management. If s/he is unable to express or understand what others are saying then how do you expect the seller to get the message across? Presentation, articulation and persuasion are invaluable to the salesperson and form the foundation of all sales methodology. Without a command of the language and familiarity with terms used in the trade, these skills cannot be effective. Attention should also be given in the proper use of written communications such as sending follow up E mails, thank you notes and making short telephone conversations to stay in touch with the client. In my experience in conducting sales training programs I have found that there is no such thing as a ‘one time fix.’ The programs should be ongoing and updated to reinforce the skills of the seller by keeping up with the changing conditions in the marketplace. Excerpts from the book, The Real World Guide to Fashion Selling & Management, Gerald J. Sherman & Sar S. Perlman, Fairchild Publications, Division of Conde Nast, (N.Y.).

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Teen Life

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The Boca Raton Tribune

CARTER’S CORNER By Carter Helshien

Rule of Three’s All parents have been there: they ask their son or daughter to do something in the next five minutes; twenty minutes later, it’s still not done. Of course the parents are rightfully upset and demand to know why their son or daughter didn’t do whatever task they should have accomplished twenty minutes prior; yet the son or daughter innocently says that he or she doesn’t remember being asking to do the task. What is the solution to this confounding problem, parents might ask? Well, it’s simple; it’s called the Rule of Threes. First discovered by a Swedish scientist during World War I, the Rule of Threes explains why teenagers do not listen to requests, orders, commands, or polite queries for assistance the first two times parents ask. Rather, the Rule of Threes states that if parents want a job to be done by a teenager, they must ask the teenager not once, not twice, but three times. The reason teenagers do not process information on

the first two attempts is, in reality, quite simple. We as teenagers have trained ourselves to automatically tune-out boring and timeconsuming adult dialogue. Therefore, the first request for help by parents will be channeled through the ear canal, hit the brain, and immediately sorted into the brain’s recycling bin. Teenagers therefore automatically assume that any truly important information pa-rents wish to convey will be restated again if it is indeed important. Consequently, our infamous teen-logic helps us derive the theory that there is no point to listen to something the first time if it is going to be repeated a second time. On the second attempt, a small portion of parents (about 1% of the entire parent population of the world) will have success. For the other 99% of parents, however, the second attempt will start off the same as the first: the request will go into the teenager’s ear and hit the brain; from there, however, it will be sorted into some random

folder in the teenager’s brain to be processed at a later time (perhaps it will be put in the folder concerning the capitals of the United States he or she learned in fifth grade.) The reason for this is that the teenager’s subconscious mind realizes that a request is being made by the parent, but is reluctant to accomplish that task. Consequently, the subconscious mind decides to postpone the completion of said task by preventing the conscious mind from comprehending the information being asked. Finally, however, on the third attempt, a parent’s request will undoubtedly be heard and understood loud and clear by any typical teenager. So in the end, parents should not get angry their sons or daughters if they don’t accomplish a requested task; rather, it is the parents’ faults for not following the Rule of Three’s. For if the Rule of Three’s is followed, there will be less yelling, fewer instances of angry parents, and it will ultimately lead to a very happy family.

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Games

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Pet Society

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Coral Springs Tribune PET OF THE WEEK

Gawney has a name that’s fawney, but would make a great pet Story, photo by Pam D’Addio BOCA RATON - Cool, huh? Yes, I am! I’m Gawney, a Siberian Husky, a 16-month-old female weighting about 45 pounds. With my ice blue eyes and gorgeous markings, I’ll attract your attention. But it’s my sweet disposition you’ll fall in love with. I’m energetic but also happy to sit with you for some TLC. I like kids and other dogs but I may chase cats (it’s a Husky thing!). I’m housebroken and I know how to ‘sit’ for you when you ask. I just want what everyone wants....a home to call my own and lots of love. Adopt me....right now? 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 heartwormtested 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

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CRANK UP THE HEAT By Pedro Heizer

End of the Season Awards With the end of the NBA Season, I thought it would be appropriate to publish my pick for the League’s top awards. Bellow, you will find my picks for MVP, 6th Man of the Year, Most Improved, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. NBA Most Valuable Player: Derrick Rose (Chicago) LeBron James is one of the best players in the world. We all know that, but without Derrick Rose at the realm, the Bulls would not be the number one seed in the eastern conference. NBA 6th Man of the Year: Lamar Odom (Los Ange-

les) Lamar Odom is the obvious winner, even if he started 34 games. Odom is averaging around 14 points per game, and if the Lakers want to tree-peat, they will need Odom to be their best player off the bench. NBA Most Improved Player: Kevin Love (Minnesota) Love went from 14 PPG and 11 RPG last season to 20 PPG and 15 RPG. This is a no-brainer. And he also holds the record for most consecutive double-doubles. That’s winning. NBA Coach of The Year: Doug Collins (Philadelphia) Collins took over a Phila-

delphia team that hasn’t done much for while and got them in the playoffs as the number seven seed. If for some reason Philadelphia upsets Miami, Doug Collins will have this award in the bag. NBA Defensive Player of the Year: Dwight Howard (Orlando) Some argue he should be MVP. I won’t go that far, but he is 3rd in the NBA in blocks and is a flat out monster in the paint. This should be an easy pick. NBA Rookie of the Year: Blake Griffin (LA Clippers) Griffin averaged 22 PPG, 12 RPG, and 4 APG as a rookie. He is the human

highlight reel, has people in Los Angeles talking about “the other team” that shares the Staples Center with the Lakers, and that in itself is an accomplishment in my book. Now, is he considered a “rookie”? NBA First Team: Dwight Howard (Orlando) LeBron James (Miami) Dwyane Wade (Miami) Derrick Rose (Chicago) Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City) NBA Second Team: Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) Amaré Stoundemire (New York) Pau Gasol (LA Lakers) Russell Westrbook (Oklahoma City) Kevin Love (Minnesota)

2007. Willi Wolfer, the 13th-ranked player in the nation, has been in the top slot for the Blue & White all season and has been impressive doing so, going 15-1

with eight wins coming against nationally-ranked opponents. He and Luca Pavanelli are 15-1 when paired together at No. 2 doubles and are ranked ninth in the country. A favorite for SSC Freshman of the Year, 14thranked Vlad Cirla is 14-3 on the season primarily from the second position. The native of Bucharest, Romania, sports a 6-3 record over ranked foes and is one-half of the eighthranked doubles tandem with Alessandro Sarra. Sarra is having a solid season to close out his collegiate career going 11-6 on the year while Pavanelli is

Men’s Tennis seeded second at SSC Tournament BOCA RATON - Lynn University’s fifth-ranked men’s tennis team enters the Sunshine State Conference Tournament this week as the second seed and will take on Florida Tech (7-16, 0-6 SSC) to open the tournament at 12 pm on Thursday, April 14, at Sanlando Park. The Fighting Knights finished the regular season with a 14-4 overall record and 5-1 mark in the SSC. LU concluded the regular season with an impressive 9-0 thumping of No. 6 St.

Edward’s on April 10. The Blue & White have finished as the runner-up at the conference tournament the last three seasons since winning the SSC and National Championship in

13-4 from the fourth position. Alex Voirin and Benji Kendall round out the bottom of the order with a combined 20-10 record and Voirin pairs with George Laffey at No. 3 doubles. The Fighting Knights defeated the Panthers, 9-0, on March 18 and will look to do so once again to open the Tournament. Five players have played in the top position for FIT with Corey Hodes having the most success with a 2-3 record while Drew Hollis has racked up a team-high two wins in the second spot. DJ Pate has a 4-3 mark at No. 3 but the strength of the squad comes at Nos. 4-6 where the Panthers are a combined 35-34 on the year. With a win over the Panthers, Lynn will take on the winner of Rollins/Eckerd on Friday, April 15, at 12 pm while the losers of both matches will meet at the same time. The Fighting Knights beat both the Tars and Tritons, 8-1, during the regular season.

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A Golfer’s Diet By: William Breland “A good diet can not make an average athlete great, but a poor diet can make a great athlete average.” -David Costill, Ball State University, Indiana Golf is a lifetime sport that both men and women of all ages enjoy participating in. However, for the competitive golfer, it is a test of the athlete’s physical and mental endurance. While equipment and physical fitness are important to the game, a balanced diet is often the most overlooked aspect that all serious golfers must consider. DEFINING A BALANCED DIET For golfers, a balanced diet begins with eating at least 50% of your total caloric intake from carbohydrates such as whole grains, breads, pastas, rice, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy. Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred energy source during activity. It fuels the brain and nervous system, preserves protein while helping to burn fat. Consuming carbohydrates during activity helps maintain blood glucose levels, allowing the golfer to have improved concentration. Protein is another important macronutrient to in-

corporate into the balanced diet. Have 6 to 8 ounces of protein daily, and choose lean protein sources such as chicken, fish, round or loin cuts of beef, beans or legumes. Protein is needed for growth and repair of muscles, and helps regulate body processes as enzymes and hormones. Fat is the final macronutrient in the balanced diet. Fat, like carbohydrate, provides fuel for working muscles, but it is a more concentrated fuel source. Recommended fat intake is the same for athletes as for all healthy people - no more than 30% of your total calories coming from fat. This is approximately 4-5 servings of fat (based on 2000 calories). One serving of fat equals 1 teaspoon of oil or margarine, 6 nuts, or 2 teaspoons of peanut butter. FILL UP ON FLUIDS Hydration is an imperative component in the successful golfers game. Consuming adequate fluids before, during and after playing golf is beneficial. Even a slight decrease in bodyweight due to dehydration can affect your performance and result in fatigue & mental dullness. Consume approximately 8 oz of fluid before tee time. While golfing consume

4-8 oz of fluid every15-20 minutes or at every hole. If celebrating with alcoholic beverages is planned at the 19th hole, alternate fluid (nonalcoholic) with alcoholic drinks. Alcohol acts as a diuretic and actually increases fluid loss, so it is not a good choice for the replacement of fluids lost during the round of golf. To help your performance try these nutrition tips as you eat for “peak performance!” BEFORE THE MORNING ROUND 1 cup oatmeal 1 banana or 1 cup orange juice 1 cup skim milk or 1 cup nonfat yogurt 2 slices whole-wheat toast 2 teaspoons margarine AFTER THE 9TH HOLE 12 ounces Sports Drink 2 tablespoons peanut butter and crackers or 1 piece of fruit or 1 granola or cereal bar POST GAME Don’t forget to re-hydrate as mentioned above! 3-4 ounces grilled chicken breast 1 cup brown rice 1 cup steamed broccoli 1 cup mixed greens salad 2 teaspoons low fat dressing 1 cup fruit salad These are just a few tips to jump start proper fueling as an important and integral part of your training program. Each athlete is unique and has different training schedules, food preferences, lifestyle factors, and weight concerns. For a more individualized assessment and recommendations for your needs submit a rquest at: www.GoLoGolFitness.com Article Source: http://www. golfarticles.net

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