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It’s time for a dog park in village BY CINDY LERNER Mayor, Village of Pinecrest Pinecrest prides itself on the quality of life we enjoy, enhanced by the semi-rural nature and the wonderful amenities that allow for our residents to enjoy life, with wonderful parks and recreation available for all. That is, all except our dog owners. Let me say as a disclaimer, my husband is a veterinarian, so we have been an extremely dog-friendly family for 33 years. When I first read the parks and recreation regulations, I was surprised to learn that we do not permit our residents to bring their four-legged best friends onto a single park in the Village. We have relegated our residents with dogs to walking along our streets, with little opportunity to socialize and meet other dog owners. Dog parks are the fastest growing amenity being created by parks and recreation departments all across the country, and it is high time we provided one in Pinecrest. Certainly, we should be planning for the acquisition of additional park space in the future, but until we are able to −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−

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BY RON BEASLEY

The Heffernans went on a week-long fishing trip off the Pacific coast of Panama recently and they tell us they really had a blast! Tommy caught a 300-pound Blue Marlin and Sean caught a 140-pound sailfish and a bunch of yellowfin tuna. David, their dad, didn’t tell us what he caught, so we’ll let it go at that. The Heffernans did remember to take along a copy of their favorite hometown newspaper and sent us this shot. Thanks for thinking of us, guys.

In recent months, I have been confronted with a problem that millions of people are encountering on a daily basis in the United States – the skyrocketing cost of medical care. Two years ago, my girlfriend of five years developed breast cancer. She had quit her job with Walgreen’s a month earlier to enroll in nursing school at Jackson Memorial Hospital. I was able to reestablish her Walgreen’s medical insurance through the COBRA program at a cost of $308 a month. And so began

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ANDREW BERMAN Andrew Berman has a dream of swimming competitively in college. He has dedicated much of his life to swimming since realizing how much he loved the sport when he was 13 years old. “At that time, I had participated in lots of sports, but I never really got into them,” Berman says. “I started really getting into swimming and tennis, and my coach back then told me I could be the Jack of all Trades or master of one. I chose swimming.” A junior at Palmetto High School, Berman swims in middle-distance races such as the 200 and 500 meter events, as well as in some breaststroke races. He is ranked in the top 10 in the county in his events and is ranked fourth in the state in the 100 meter freestyle and sixth in the 200 meter freestyle. Thought he is on the Palmetto High swim team, he also swims for the Miami Swimming Club. Berman concedes that he did not have his best year in the water for Palmetto High, primarily because of injuries he suffered and because of a very ill-timed emergency appendectomy for a ruptured appendix. He underwent the surgery just two weeks before the Regionals, but he refused to let that stop him from competing. Even though he had just spent six days in the hospital and needed intravenous antibiotics for several days after being discharged, he

decided to swim in the Regionals anyway. Unfortunately, his times were not strong enough for the championship meet. “I wasn’t up to par, but I’ll take what I can get,” Berman says. He has continued to train hard to get back in shape and in March he participated in a Grand Prix meet at the University of Texas. “With luck, I’ll try out for the junior nationals this summer,” he says. “I had some fast times at the Junior Olympics at the end of March.” Berman hopes to increase his speed with training pull in a second place finish here or there. But his goal is to slash his times by as much as five seconds and draw the attention of some college swim coaches. “I’ve recently gone on some college trips,” he says. “My times are slightly off what’s needed for Division I.” The loss of training time due to the perforated appendix slowed him slightly but he’s working harder than ever to regain his speed. “Missing a week is like missing three weeks or more,” he says. “Despite the fact that I had started training again, it took several months to get back into shape.” Berman does have colleges talking to him and he has his eye on eight to ten colleges but he continues to leave his options open. In college, he is considering majoring in economics or liberal arts, with a minor in Japanese studies. At Palmetto, Berman is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society, and Eight Habits of the Heart, where he goes into freshman classes to give presentations on core values and integrity. He is also a member of Amnesty International. He finds the ideas of the organization intriguing and he is interested in writing letters about freedom of speech in other counties and letters supporting the Dream Act. Berman has more than a hundred community service hours, mostly from teaching young children how to swim at summer camps. “Between one and nine kids has experiences with drowning,” he says. “That seems like such a big percentage to me.”

By Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld

DYLAN HELFAND Dylan Helfand is a senior this year and plans to devote most of his time again to playing baseball for Palmetto High School. Baseball practice is a year round endeavor, so while he doesn’t have a lot of extra time, he still has managed to accumulate more than 400 hours in community service time. “Some of those hours were from field clean-ups and the annual Battle of the Bay, where the Mayor of Palmetto Bay comes to Coral Reef Park,” Helfand says. “The baseball game is called the Battle of the Bays and we play Coral Reef High.” Before the game, the junior varsity baseball players set everything up for the game. “I did this my freshman year and my sophomore year,” Helfand says. “In my junior year, I played in the game.” Before the season, the players put up the fence, weed the grounds and beautify the area, and after the season they took everything down. “Now the fence is permanent and we weed around it and make sure everything stays in order,” Helfand says. Helfand is a senior this year and says he expects to play left field, hopefully on the varsity. He was on junior varsity in his junior year, but they did everything the same as the varsity during practice. This past year, Helfand learned a new game when he helped coach the

Palmetto Middle School girls’ softball team. His mom was technically the coach, but he says he ran every practice. “It was a good experience,” he says. “My sister played on the team. They won and they were second in the district.” Helfand says he learned that softball is a much different game than baseball. And the players are different, as well. “They are much more charismatic and lively,” he says. “They are very competitive, but in a different way. I learned I was a pretty decent coach and people were able to look up to me and respect me when they needed coaching advice.” Helfand says he learned many of the practice drills from watching his father when he coached both baseball and softball teams. He says he regrets that he won’t be able to coach again during next school year, but his mother took a new job as the principal of a charter school in Homestead. That job change prompted him to start collecting equipment to help the new school’s athletic program. “I’ve started by going around to my friends,” he says. He’s asking them for any old, but useable equipment that could be used at the elementary-middle school. “It’s in an area that’s not very high income,” Helfand says. “I feel sports are a good way to help kids stay out of trouble and maintain a good social life. For these kids, it can keep them on a straight path in school. As a member of a sports team, you feel you have a certain responsibility level. Not that you are above everyone else, but you have to go up to a different standard.” Helfand has also volunteered to work for Hands on Miami. “I’ve done two projects for them,” he says. “I planted trees in little Havana and I helped clean up along the Miami River. We weeded and picked up trash in the area.” Since he’s going into his senior year, Helfand’s attention is turning to making applications for college admission. He would like to attend the University of Florida, but he doesn’t expect to play baseball there. Since he qualified for the Bright Futures scholarship program, he says he probably will go to a state university. But he is also interested in the University of North Carolina and NYU.

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KRISTY REESE Palmetto High School senior Kristy Reese has a history of volunteering in the community. Many of her accumulated community service hours have come as a result of her father’s involvement in the

Police Explorers organization and her participation in many of the projects. Reese has also accumulated hours from her association with the Girl Scouts and as a member of the Palmetto cheerleading squad working on many community service events. With all those activities, Reese has earned about 2,000 community service hours, and she still has one more year of high school remaining. Through the Police Explorers, Reese helped Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe Martinez with his annual picnic, joined graffiti paint-outs all around South Miami-Dade County and participated in two car washes to raise funds for the family of slain Miami-Dade Police officer Jose Somohono, who was killed in 2007. This year, Reese received the Girl Scouts Gold Award for a collecting more than 1,000 pounds of clothing, sorting it and fulfilling requests by the homeless. “Every time we got a donation of clothing, we had a tiny scale and we weighed every bag of it,” Reese says. “We ended up getting 2,000 pounds of clothing and our goal was only 1,000 pounds.” In order to gain the required 75 hours

for the Gold Award, Reese and her fellow scouts — Christina Ludovici and Carson Wethy from Girl Scout Troop 136 — reorganized the Care Closet at Christ Fellowship Church, took clothing requests for specific needs, then delivered the clothes when the orders were filled. “I’d say that about 50 people call in each week and if there aren’t any people there helping or volunteering, then there is a huge pile of papers with information about clothing needs,” Reese says. “It was sometimes very, very stressful.” Although they have already received the Gold Award, Reese and her friends continue to work at the Care Closet. “They didn’t have a lot of volunteers to work there, so we came in and made it work again,” Reese says. “We always donated clothes and we just thought, ‘Hey, this is our church and why don’t we help our church and our community.’” Now that the push to win the Gold Award is over and the girls are entering their senior year, Reese says they are passing the primary responsibility for the Care Closet to another Girl Scout troop. “What we’re going to do is teach the

next group of Girl Scouts about what it takes to operate the Care Closet,” she says. “That will take a while because it is a lot of work.” A few years ago, in order to earn the Silver Award, Reese and her fellow Girl Scouts planted a butterfly garden. “We created the whole thing at Bill Sadowski Park,” she says. “That took a lot of time and we had to go out and buy specific plants that were very rare. We had to start from scratch.” Since she is going into her senior year, Reese has been considering colleges and universities that she would like to attend. Her top choice is the University of Miami, though New York University is also a possibility. “I would,” she says. Reese says she thinks she would like to become a broadcast journalist, but she also is interested in becoming an actress or a model. “I do have an agent,” she says. “But it takes up a lot of time and I just started doing this a short time ago.”

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purchase additional land, it will be necessary to identify a portion of current park space for the enjoyment of our dog owners. Last month I placed the item on the Council agenda, proposing a resolution to turn the Veterans Wayside Park on US 1 and SW 112th street, or a portion thereof, into a dog park, as our neighbor to our south, Palmetto Bay, has done with its Wayside Park. All it would take is some fencing, benches and fresh water. There are already plenty of parking spaces. That park is a wonderful setting for residents to peacefully enjoy the lake, and landscape, but sadly they never do. We can create an environment fairly cheaply and quickly where residents can congregate, socialize and allow their dogs to run and play. It has been

underutilized for years and it is the perfect space to turn into the next great environment for our dog owners to enjoy. Several residents spoke on the issue at the council meeting, including young Max Lucas, a Palmetto Middle School student who did some research and had a list of 18 recommendations. This will be a great project for our Youth Advisory Council to participate in. The Village Council chose to review all park sites and approved a resolution to have a consultant recommend the site, design and costs associated with the redesign of a portion of one of our current parks. If you have ideas or suggestions, let me hear from you at <mayorlerner@gmail.com>.

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things. If you ever are forced to endure the hardships of a medical problem without insurance, then you will understand why we need to change the medical system in the United States. Health care is not something that should be available only to the wealthy. It is not a privilege; it is a right. When a person gets sick, they should be able to be treated by a doctor, regardless of whether they have the money to pay for it. Just because a person does not have money should not mean that death is the only alternative. And that’s where our system lies today. What have we come to in this country when we cannot provide medical care to our citizens at a reasonable cost? Why have we allowed the medical conglomerates to take over our hospitals and insurance companies? Why have we let them price basic medical care beyond the reach of working Americans? Something is terribly wrong with this situation and we need to take notice and do something about it. Is there a need for socialized medicine in the United States? Frankly, I think it is an option that we must seriously consider. And if the single-payer option being considered by Congress is the first step toward socialized medicine, then we should take that step. The cost of health care and medication has soared beyond all reasonable expectations and all indications are that these costs are not going to return to a realistic, affordable level. We must take action now! Write your congressional representatives today and tell them that it is imperative that we reform the medical system in this country immediately.

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the surgery to remove the tumor and the subsequent chemotherapy and radiation treatment. And she endured all of this with a bravery and steadfastness that I know I would never have been able to give. And then she returned to nursing school at JMH, striving to become a nurse. And we thought the cancer was beaten. And after 18 months, the COBRA insurance ran out. And then she began to have pain in her right arm and right breast, where the tumor and lymph nodes had been removed. And she returned to the oncologist (doctor) who had treated her. He asked for her insurance card and she told him that she no longer had medical insurance. He advised that he could not treat her. “What am I to do?” she asked. “Go to Jackson and apply for Medicaid,” he said. And she did that. And it has been three months since she first made application for assistance and she is still waiting for an answer. Meanwhile, the cancer grows. The medical system in this country is broken and it must be fixed. Have you been to a pharmacy recently and tried to buy a basic blood pressure medication? Have you tried to see a doctor when you don’t have insurance? Have you been to a hospital emergency room without a medical insurance card? Have you paid a monthly premium for medical insurance? If you have money, I am sure that you have not had to do any of these


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Palmer Trinity Book Fair raises money for school library

BY LINDA RODRIGUEZ BERNFELD

Author Dave Barry achieved fame as a humor columnist for the Miami Herald and then as an author. But he has become even better known since he and his friend Ridley Pearson collaborated on a series of books for children. Those books — known as the Peter and the Starcatcher series — began when Pearson’s daughter asked him how Peter Pan met Capt. Hook. Pearson, who plays with Barry in the literary rock band Rock Bottom Remainders, approached him about writing a prequel to Peter Pan. “We ended up with a book that was 450 pages long,” said Barry. “Our story begins before he became Capt. Hook. We called him the Black Mustache.” Barry says he and Pearson had such a great time when they went on their first book tour that they sat down and wrote another one called Peter and the Shadow Thieves. They then penned a third Starcatcher book and a fourth is set to come out in October. They also wrote a hilarious novel last fall called Science Fair. Also on Barry’s agenda is another

book for adults based on a collection of essays that may be ready for publication by next spring. Barry recently spoke at the annual Palmer Trinity Book Fair, an event that raised more than $15,000 for the school library fund. He said he enjoys being an author of children’s books. “Kids have much stronger views on books,” he said. “They are the best readers. They don’t care if a book has been reviewed. They either like the book or they don’t and when kids like your Barry enjoys going on book tours and notes that one of the best stops is Books and Books in Coral Gables. “It is the best bookstore there is and I’ve been to every bookstore,” he said. “The last time we were there, they had a snake about 12 feet long. It was wrapped around Ridley and me.” Barry and Pearson also made guest appearances at Disneyworld in Orlando. “They brought in Peter Pan and Capt. Hook to fight in the background,” Barry recalled. Barry says that writing with a partner is quite different from writing alone. He

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It’s time to get outdoors Florida! BY RODNEY BARRETO Chairman, Florida Freshwater Fish & Wildlife Commission

June conjures up visions of active fun and the outdoors perhaps like no other time of the year. In your mind’s eye, you may turn to scenes depicted by Norman Rockwell of a youth and a dog, heading to the pond with a cane pole, of a Florida tourism post card showing families cavorting on a sandy beach, or perhaps you see a backyard picnic with Frisbees flying and children running about, enjoying the sunshine. Maybe that is why the U.S. Congress and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist recognize June as Great Outdoors Month, and why we just celebrated National Get Outdoors Day on June 13 (see <GetOutdoorsFlorida.com>). However, that is not all the month is known for. It is also designated nationally and in Florida as Rivers Month, and as Fishing Month by VISIT FLORIDA. The first week in June is National Fishing and Boating Week (see <TakeMeFishing.org> for events and tips). Recreational fishing and boating remain among the most popular outdoor activities in the U.S., and participation in these activities in Florida is part of the lifestyle we enjoy in the Sunshine State year round. In fact, Florida is still the Fishing Capital of the World, providing nearly 3 million anglers with recreational opportunities each year. Those anglers enjoyed more than 46 million days of wetting a line in anticipation of the next strike last year, and slightly more than half of those days were spent on fresh water, which is easily accessible to almost every Floridian. It is amazing how many kids remember their first fish as one of their fondest childhood memories. Those memories tend to include the parent, grandparent or friend who made it possible. Make a fishing event with your family part of your summer festivities. The photos are worth a thousand words; the memories last a lifetime. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission promotes a wide variety of lifetime outdoor recreational skills and opportunities around the state (see <MyFWC.com/Recreation>), including bird-watching, wildlife view-

FWC REPOR T ing, paddling sports, fishing and hunting. With summer’s long days and pleasant evenings, don’t forget outdoor recreation after dark. You can find simple tips for camping, even in your backyard, at the National Wildlife (see Federation’s Web site <NWF.org/BackyardCampout>). Gov. Crist recently proclaimed June 27 to July 3 as Dive Flag Awareness Week. The intent was to emphasize safety and call attention to the fun of snorkeling and scuba diving. Florida has plenty of opportunities for both, including scallop season, which started July 1 along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Grab your family, a fishing license and dive flag and head to the shallows to collect some tasty natural produce for your next cookout. Remember to keep that red flag with its bright white diagonal stripe flying nearby to warn boaters to stay away or slow to idle speed if they come close (100 feet in rivers and channels, 300 feet in open water). I hope you get my point. The key isn’t an elaborate trip and spending a bunch of money, or even a special day, week or month. It is about making time to reconnect with nature and communicating with people who are near and dear to you, without the distractions of TVs and video games. Not surprisingly, doctors, educators, social workers and conservation specialists have all found that getting outdoors and reconnecting with nature through active recreation is amazingly fun and relaxing. By the way, it improves our health, students’ grades, professionals’ ability to focus and produce more, social skills and networking. Getting outside creates more advocates who care for our natural resources (see ChildrenAndNature.org). Have some fun this summer. Get outdoors Florida!

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COOKING WITH JAN In my last column, I gave you a few recipes to go with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, one of my favorite grape varietals. I’ll continue on that subject and offer a few more recipes. Sauvignon/Fume Blanc can easily support spicy and assertively flavored dishes where Chardonnay, its big and very popular sister, falls short. It also matches extremely well with many soups and salads, which are often tricky with wine pairings. Lastly, its acidity allows it to balance higher acid foods, such as goat cheese and tomatoes, quite well. For all these reasons, we must pay due respect to Sauvignon/Fume Blanc. We must forgive it for not being Chardonnay and allow it to be the “wild child.” We should appreciate it for what it offers — appealing aromas, a sassy fruit character and excellent balance of fruit and acidity. And don’t forget that the price of Sauvignon/Fume Blanc is very reasonable. The following are a couple of dishes that can be used in many circumstances, but with the thought of drinking Sauvignon Blanc. TURKEY PICCATA with hot – sweet mustard and limesauce 1 tsp dry basil 1/2 tsp dry tarragon 1/2 tsp dry thyme 1/2 tsp dry rosemary (crumbled) Salt and pepper 1 tbs flour 1 turkey steak Olive oil 1 tbs chopped shallots 2 1/2 tbs fresh lime juice 1/2 cup white wine 2 tsp of hot, sweet mustard 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce Few splashes of Tabasco

2 tbs of drained capers In a small mixing bowl, combine basil, tarragon, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper and flour, mix well. Place turkey steaks on wax paper, and sprinkle evenly on both sides with herb mixture. In a skillet, add olive oil, add shallots and the turkey steaks, sauté until golden brown, turn steaks and cook for another 2 minutes, add wine, lime juice, mustard, Worcestershire and Tabasco; let turkey steaks simmer for 5 min more; remove steaks and keep warm, reduce the sauce slightly, add capers. Place steaks on plates and top with sauce. Garnish with fresh lime and serve with mashed potatoes. GRILLED SALMON roasted poblano and citrus butter 4 fresh salmon steaks 2 1/2 tsp Thai fish sauce or soy sauce 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbs fresh lime juice 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil Chili and citrus butter: 1 poblano chili pepper 1/2 stick of butter (room temperature) 2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice Minced fresh chives Mix fish sauce, Worcestershire, lime juice and sesame oil, season with salt and pepper, add salmon steaks and marinate for 2 hrs in cooler. Roast the poblano pepper in an oven for aprox. 1/2 hour, remove peel and seeds; place pepper in a mixer along with butter, lime juice and chives. Process for 20 seconds until smooth, season with salt and pepper, set aside. Grill marinated salmon steaks, starting skin side down for 5 minutes, turn and finish with another 3 minutes; place steaks onto serving plates. With a spoon, add a generous dollop of the poblano pepper and lime butter onto each salmon steak. Serve immediately. This dish is great served alongside a salad, green vegetables or perhaps creamy polenta.

Jan Jorgensen is the owner-chef of Two Chefs Restaurant in South Miami. For more information, visit <www.twochefsrestauurant.com>.

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Baddours host Community Foundation gathering BY LEE STEPHENS The Community Foundation of Pinecrest held the first of a series of Meet & Greet events late last month at the beautiful home of foundation vice chair Fred Baddour and his wife Annette. Inviting neighbors and friends to attend the soiree, the Baddours offered their guests an opportunity to meet with CFP Chairman Steve Beiley; executive director Gloria Burns and several board members to learn more about the upcoming projects the CFP plans to tackle.

Among the board members participating were Hank Langston, newlyelected board member Rick Tonkinson and his wife Margarita; secretary Pam Schaefer; board members Dan Scipione, Pierre Apollon, Luis Boue, Carol Nobles and Jennifer Wollmann. Also attending were Village Mayor Cindy Lerner and Councilwoman Nancy Harter; David and Myriam Zisman, Lauren Mayer, Dale Hutchinson, Nancy and Greg Martini, Juan Casuso, and Jo Burke. During the evening, Beiley discussed ways the Foundation expects to enhance the quality of life for Pinecrest residents and make a positive difference beginning with a Senior Neighbors Assistance Program (SNAP), helping elderly on fixed incomes in a variety of ways. Education and Pinecrest Gardens are also on the list of priorities. Mayor Lerner and ––––––––––––––––––––– Mayor Cindy Lerner and Councilwoman Nancy Harter.

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Councilwoman Harter addressed those challenges and opportunities with the crowd. Mayor Lerner noted there are 110 registered voters over the age of 89 who live in Pinecrest and many are in need. Jennifer Wollmann is working with the Mayor to identify specific areas of need in the effort. Councilwoman Harter addressed the needs of the Pinecrest Gardens and noted that CFP is represented on both her Pinecrest Gardens Advisory Committee as well as the Mayor’s Education Advisory Committee. Understanding the unique ability for the Community Foundation of Pinecrest to facilitate and work with the Village to raise funds for a variety of projects and initiatives makes this a winwin relationship for the residential and business communities. CFP is a grass roots effort with a board of directors who have stepped up with initial funding to lay the groundwork for a group that will serve the Pinecrest community in perpetuity. Among the founding donors are The Baddour Family Foundation; Harry Hollub, Lewis Family Foundation, Pierre Apollon, Jeff Cutler, Nancy Harter, Jennifer

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Under what circumstances will the court award alimony or spousal support? It used to be automatically awarded to stay-at-home wives and paid by wageearning husbands. Gender bias aside, the courts seem more inclined to put both parties to work when both are capable of self support and absent special circumstances. Nowadays, either spouse may be awarded alimony. When one person’s income is insufficient to support him or her at the level to which the spouses were accustomed during the marriage, alimony may be awarded, but the parties’ standard of living is only one of the factors considered by the court. The duration of the marriage is arguably one of the most important factors and will determine the type of alimony that a spouse will receive. The options for the court are temporary, rehabilitative, bridge-the-gap, permanent and lump sum alimony. Temporary alimony is usually awarded pendente lite (while the litigation is pending) and/or for a short period of time after litigation concludes. Rehabilitative and bridge-the-gap are intended to assist a spouse during the transition from married life to single status. Permanent alimony is a misnomer although it is usually paid for a long, long time. The permanent alimony candidate has been married for approximately 17 years or more, has not worked since the children were born and is at an age where employment prospects are slim and the chances of self-support are close to none. Lump sum alimony is usually used in settlement to buy out what would have been a long-term alimony commit-

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FAMILY LAW ment or simply when the parties or the judges choose this form of alimony. Each spouse’s age, physical and emotional condition will be evaluated and given its due weight. This will lead to question whether one spouse just needs some time to acquire sufficient education or training to enable him or her to find adequate employment. In this case, the needy spouse will have to present the court with a plan for their rehabilitation and the court will likely award him or her, the support they need to accomplish their short-term goals. Spousal support is often awarded in cases in which one spouse has put his or her education or career on hold in order to raise the parties’ children while the other climbed the career ladder and achieved a higher income. The court will examine the contribution of each party to the marriage and make the (usually) appropriate determination. Finally, the court will assess each spouse’s sources of income, whether through employment or as a result of income-producing assets, such as real estate, trust accounts and other investments. The amount of alimony to be received, if any, is decided before child support figures are calculated.

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HISTORY BY DR. SCOTT KENWARD

When Florida achieved statehood in 1845, Dade County was little more than a vast block of dense mosquito-infested wilderness. Stretching from the Hillsboro Inlet at the northern edge of present-day Broward County to Indian Key, five miles south of Islamorada, Dade County hosted only 159 residents in 1850. That same year, in order to encourage the development of agriculture, transportation and other productive uses for federally-owned swampland, the U.S. Congress enacted into law the Swamp Land Act of 1850. This legislation, with its loose and ill-defined definition of what constitutes a wetland, allowed the State of Florida to eventually claim, between 1880 and 1903, all the land west of Red Road (SW 57th Avenue), between SW 104th Street and NW 7th Street. The state could then sell the land to individuals, reserve it for state use, or donate it to developers and entrepreneurs for construction of canals and railways. By the time of the nation’s Centennial in 1876, railroads had already spanned the continent and unit-

MAP OF SIR EDWARD REED’S RAILROAD EMPIRE IN 1885

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The birth of Kendall — the early years ed the country in an unprecedented transportation network. The economy began a huge expansion, growing almost 10-fold in the last quarter of the 19th Century. This explosive growth required massive infusions of capital – more than Americans alone could supply – and, so, European entrepreneurs invested prodigious amounts in American railroads, mining, cattle ranches and land. One such entrepreneur was Sir Edward James Reed, a SIR EDWARD JAMES REED retired chief constructor of warships for the Royal Navy and a member of the British Parliament representing South Wales. Reed saw great potential in the rapidly developing railroad network of North Florida and, between 1881 and 1885, was the prime mover and majority stockholder of two Florida railroad companies: The Florida Transit Railroad Company and the Florida Railway & Navigation Company. Reed’s railroads crisscrossed the state, connecting Fernandina, Jacksonville, Ocala, Cedar Key and Tallahassee with over 500 miles of track. Concurrently in 1881, Reed and a syndicate of English investors purchased two million acres of Florida land. The next year, Sir Edward formed the Florida Land and Mortgage Company, based in Bartow, to hold this property and, hopefully, to sell it off in small parcels at a profit. In 1883, under the provisions of the Swamp Act, the state of Florida sold four million acres of their recently claimed Dade County lands, between Southwest 88th and 104th Streets, to the FL&M Company in the name of Sir Edward James Reed for the purchase price of $1 million, or 25 cents an acre. For the next 20 years, the Reedacquired lands in South Dade County lay nearly dormant. Situated about halfway between the emerging communities of Cocoanut Grove (original spelling until incorporation in 1920) and Cutler, the region was isolated and subject to frequent flooding, discouraging settlement.

Engine #46 of the Florida Railway & Navigation Company was built in 1885.

Florida Transit Railroad Coach, built in 1881.

However desolate, the area was not without its inhabitants. The Seminole Indians, a renegade group of the Creek Indians from Georgia, had migrated to South Florida in the mid 1700s. Although the U.S. Military, during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), forced the majority of the tribe to relocate to Indian Country in Oklahoma, there were still 129 Seminole Indians living in Dade County in 1900. A Seminole Indian Village stood just west of what is now Baptist Hospital and a larger one sat on high ground at the present-day intersection of Southwest 107th Avenue and 80th Street. In 1884, the Florida Land and Mortgage Company appointed Henry John Broughton Kendall, as one of four trustees to manage the company properties in Dade County. The son of the British Consul for Peru, Henry was born in Lima in 1841, returning as an infant with his family to their home in London the following year. The first three decades of Kendall’s life remain unknown, but we do know that by age 30 he was a foreign merchant and by age 38 had followed in his father’s footsteps, serving as the London Consul for Bolivia. By the time he travelled to America in

1883, Kendall had risen to the rank of Director of the Union Bank of London, a title he would hold at four additional major British firms over the next two decades. As a trustee of the Railway Investment Company and the Farmers’ Loan and Trust Company (which would eventually become Citibank), Kendall helped secure over $10 million in loans for the construction of a tunnel under the Hudson River for steam trains, connecting New Jersey and New York City. Although a financial crisis ended the flow of investment capital from England, killing the project, the work would eventually resume in the 1920s, resulting in today’s Holland Tunnel. The great mystery of Henry Kendall is the 18-year period, between 1884 and 1902, during which he managed Sir Edward Reed’s lands in South Dade. There is no evidence that he lived anywhere in South Florida and we know that he was quite active with his duties as a banker in New York and London at that time, particularly in the 1890s. Kendall was married, with five school-age chil-

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dren and maintained the family home in Hatfield, a suburban town 20 miles north of London, throughout his time in America. Nevertheless, by the time he retired to England, the FL&M Company lands in Dade County had come to be identified with Henry Kendall. Perhaps it was due to his ever-present name on deeds to acreage purchased in the area, his personal visits to inspect the property, or his connections to local realtors and bankers. In any case, the region now had a name — Kendall — but in 1903 another Henry would bring far greater change to the area. Henry Flagler’s railroad was coming, and soon Kendall’s decades of isolation would be gone forever. Dr. Scott Kenward practices general dentistry in, and is a lifelong resident of Pinecrest. He may be contacted through his website: <www.pinecrestdental.com>.

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Diet can affect function

BY DR. JUNE GENTLE Have you forgotten the meaning of relaxation? Is it a difficult task for you? Are you feeling anxious and having a hard time sleeping? Are these issues interfering with you or someone you know? It could be more than the everyday stress we all face. It could be due to an imbalance in your diet and interference in your nerve supply. Maybe there is an imbalance in the minerals and the types of carbohydrates in your diet, and physiologically your body systems are not receiving an adequate supply and are not functioning at full potential. As far as nerve supply goes, there are three areas of the nervous system, the CNS (central nervous system ), PNS ( perpherial nervous system) and the ANS (autonomic nervous system ). The CNS is the brain and spinal cord. The PNS is all the nerves that exit the spinal cord, the perpheriery around the spinal cord. The ANS is another area that actually used to be called the automatic nervous system because it deals with pupil dilation, respiration, heart rate and goose bumps. Let me tell you a little story so you will understand the ANS. Pretend you are in a deep, dark jungle. All of the sudden, you come across a big python. Oh my! Your pupils get really big so you can see what the heck it is. You start to breath really fast so you can get more oxygen. Your hair stands on end and you get goose bumps because you

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BY JESSICA CAMPLEJOHN, TATIANA JARAMILLO AND JOHN KONAPELSKY Pinecrest Best Buy Employees “When I went to this store, I felt an instant connection; I had all of my questions answered and I have recommended this store to anyone interested for their next purchase.” That was the response by one customer who took our online survey about their shopping experience at the Best Buy store in Pinecrest, 11941 S. Dixie Hwy., the company’s newest South Florida location. The Pinecrest Best Buy opened last November, just one week prior to the start of the busiest shopping season of the year. During the holidays, customers took advantage of the new store’s virtually unknown location and beat the crowds in other locations. As time progressed, those shoppers became loyal Best Buy customers thanks to the store’s warm and welcoming team, accessible parking and the new two-floor store design. Being an urban store has allowed employees to connect with customers and make sure that all of their needs were met. Since opening day, the store has received numerous accolades from the Best Buy corporate office for being “Best of the Best” in several departments and in providing overall service. Company officials say the store would not have been so highly honored if it were not for the loyalty of customers. As a way of giving back, store employees have participated in many community events, including the AIDS Walk of Miami, and partnered with Lourdes Academy to donate a 42-inch television set for a raffle. The store also assisted local business partners Cine-It Burger and Carrington’s with their technological needs.

“We want to help the community by making sure that with every customer interaction we live up to our brand promises,” said general manager Shahrooz Eslahi. “That is how we can make the best impact on this community.” When it comes to assisting local businesses Eslahi said that “by utilizing Best Buy as a strategic partner, you’re enlisting the aid of a Fortune 500 company to support and create resolutions to any technological or entertainment need.” Eslahi added that the Pinecrest location has also been a great working environment for employees, some them area residents. “When I read an article about the store opening, I knew I would work there,” said employee Kristin Silva, a Pinecrest resident. “I love working for Best Buy,” said Richard Driest, also a Pinecrest resident. “It feels like one giant family and it is so much more convenient than driving 15 miles to some of the other stores.” Employees at Best Buy in Pinecrest say they are honored to be a part of the community and hope to continue to grow the business while helping customers to better their homes and businesses. As one customer put it in a Best Buy online survey: “All of the representatives at store number 1503 (Pinecrest) are outstanding. Their professionalism, knowledge of products, recommendations and genuine concern for me to be completely satisfied with my purchase was well worth every second I spent in the Pinecrest store. This group should be the model for all Best Buy stores. Truly, they have the best of the best working at Best Buy when it comes to this group of individuals; kudos on a job well done.”


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Betty’s Burgers local landmark for burger lovers BY LINDA RODRIGUEZ BERNFELD

Hamburger lovers who haven’t found their way to Betty’s Best Burgers don’t know what they are missing. The restaurant is familiar to anyone who has lived in the south Miami-Dade County area for any length of time. It was known as Fuddruckers for more than 20 years, but when the time came for the franchise agreement to be renewed, owner Betty Amos decided to go it alone. For a brief time the restaurant was named Amos Sports Grille but about a year ago she changed to the name to Betty’s Best Burgers. Anyone who travels S. Dixie Highway south of Kendall Drive probably has seen the Betty’s Best Burgers sign that stands tall above the Busway at the corner of SW 104th Street and S. Dixie Highway in front of the Big Kmart. The food remains good and plentiful and the menu is familiar. “We have tweaked it some,” she said. “We deleted some things, added some things, but it’s not much different. People tell us it’s better than it was.” The food is fresh and delicious and is cooked to order. There is an impressive number of condiments available to put on the burgers or chicken sandwiches

and they are fresh. What has remained constant is the concept of offering good food at a reasonable price, which is one of the reasons why the restaurant is a favorite hangout for youth sports teams and their parents. “It’s still a place to bring your sports teams after the games,” she said. The restaurant can hold 270 but even if it’s full, the interior is roomy so patrons don’t feel like they are sitting on top of each other. There are video games for the kids to play and plenty of big screen televisions scattered around the room to keep up with sports. Amos always is looking for groups to come in on a regular basis. “Thursday nights is motorcycle night,” Amos said. “We have hundreds of motorcycles in the back parking lot. And the first Saturday night of each month we have a classic car show and on the third Saturday night we have a car show but it’s with newer cars.” Amos said bike night draws plenty of motorcycle riders from as far as Broward County, but it’s a family friendly group that loves to sit outdoors and enjoy a cookout. “Families bring their kids even on bike night,” she said. “If they don’t ride the bikes, maybe the father brings the bike.” While the majority of patron’s at Betty’s

Betty Amos shows off Betty’s Best Burgers’ full service bar.

Best Burgers are from the neighborhood, there are some nights where patrons travel to go to the restaurant. “They come from everywhere on bike night and car night,” Amos said. “We get a lot from Broward on bike night. We never got them from that far as Fuddruckers because we had Fuddruckers in Broward.” At one time, Amos owned 14 Fuddruckers, including a big one in Coconut Grove, but now she owns only Betty’s Best Burgers.

“You tend to get more involved when you just have one. It’s fun,” she said. “So many of my friends and neighbors frequent the restaurants.” Amos is proud of her restaurant and her employees. She has not had any turnover in two years and some have been with her from when she first opened the restaurant 25 years ago. Betty’s Best Burgers is located at 7800 SW 104 St. For more information, call 305-274-1228.

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Successful season for the Palmetto Tennis Team BY LEE STEPHENS The Palmetto High School tennis team had a very successful season, with both the boys and girls teams finishing undefeated with 14-0 records in district competition. The girls went on to win the regionals and advance to the state tournament where they finished second, capping a great season for first-year head coach Kelly Gibson. The girl’s team was led by Katherine Castro, Agustina Cybel, Blake Bauer, Marissa Levine and Dylan Scheslinger, and Castro and Cybel beat top-ranked players to win both the districts and regionals. Freshmen players Levine and Shlesinger played impressively in becoming district, GMAC and regional champions. Gibson said that every player was critically important to the team as it reached the finals in the state championships because each player won their first match. Bauer and Schlesinger were both state finalists. “We are going to miss our two graduating seniors, Captain Agustina Cybel, who was a state champion as a freshman, and

Pictured with Coach Kelly Gibson is the Palmetto High School girl’s tennis team. They are (l-r) Marissa Levine, Agustina Cybel, Katherine Castro, Coach Gibson, Dylan Scheslinger, Blake Bauer and Diana Davenport.

Pictured is the Palmetto High School boy’s tennis team. They are (l-r) Ben Rosenthal, Trevor Newman, Dominic Bisceglia, Felipe Giambarba and Daniel Levine.

Blake Bauer,” said Gibson. “Agustina will attend FIU in the fall and Blake will attend Nova Southeastern University and play on their tennis teams. The Palmetto boy’s team also had a successful season and was undefeated in the district, finally losing in the regional finals to Coral Gables High. The team was lead by Felipe Giambarba, Daniel Levine, Ben Rosenthal, Trevor Newman and Dominic Bisceglia. Rosenthal and Newman were undefeated in singles competition for the entire season, winning the District and GMAC Championships. The top doubles team of Felipe Giambarba and Trevor Newman advanced to the state championships. “We will miss our graduating seniors, Captain Ben Rosenthal and Daniel Levine, said Coach Gibson. “They both have been an instrumental part of the team. Daniel was a finalist for the Miami Herald Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award and he will attend Yale University in the fall. Ben will attend Cornell University where he will try out for the tennis team. Although we will certainly miss our seniors, the Panthers tennis team looks forward to a great season next year.”

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A few things to know about protecting your home from a hurricane BY BOB CARSON There is a price we pay to live in paradise — hurricanes. Fortunately, we know when a hurricane is approaching and can prepare. Preparations include adequate supplies of food, water, gasoline and cash. The important thing is to protect yourself and the place where you store all the supplies — your home. Protecting your home from a hurricane means wind protection. You must protect the “envelope” of your home. Protecting the envelope means securing all openings against wind intrusion. Our building code requires storm protection to meet minimum standards for positive and negative wind pressure. The pressure of the wind blowing against your windows and doors is a positive wind load. Most of us can understand the importance of protecting against flying debris and the force of a 150 mph wind. What is somewhat more difficult to understand is a negative wind load. As the wind passes around your home, it creates an extremely low pressure on the opposite side of the blowing wind. This negative wind pressure can suck unprotected windows right out of the wall. We found out during Hurricane Andrew that negative wind pressure can even pull storm protection off the wall if it is not installed properly. There are several “code approved” forms of hurricane protection. All products must meet a minimum standard in Miami-Dade County. Products are not tested to the fail point; they are only tested to meet the minimum standard. Forms of approved protection include storm shutters, protective screens and impact windows. Homeowners can use a combination of products, as long as the product is approved and installed properly. Each product has some advantages and disadvantages. The following is a basic list of approved products: • Storm panels — available in aluminum or galvanized steel, relatively inexpensive, but labor intensive to deploy and remove, require storage space. • Accordion and roll-up shutters — made from extruded aluminum, range in price from moderate to expensive, easy deployment, permanently mounted, require no storage space. • Protective screens — made from steel, Kevlar Mesh or polypropylene, moderate to expensive, can be permanently mounted or removable, easy deployment, best for patio

Contractors must be licensed and insured to obtain a permit. Don’t be fooled by some contractors who offer to reduce the price if the homeowner pulls their own permit. perimeter enclosure. • Impact windows — frames made from aluminum or vinyl, moderate to expensive, no shutters required, passive protection from storms, enhanced home security, enhanced energy efficiency, federal tax credit available on most styles. PROPER INSTALLATION IS IMPORTANT Storm protection products, as many other building products, require a building permit. Building permits are a homeowner’s assurance that they have the right product installed correctly. If you’re trying to qualify for discounts on wind storm insurance premiums, get a permit. If you have an insurance claim after a storm, you better have the permit ready for the adjuster. Contractors must be licensed and insured to obtain a permit. Don’t be fooled by some contractors who offer to reduce the price if the homeowner pulls their own permit. This is a red flag that the contractor may not be licensed or insured. A few hundred dollars for a building permit is a small price to pay for what may happen if there is an accident on the job or the contractor disappears. Craftsmanship and customer service are what separate quality contractors from the rest. Windows and shutters can be installed according to the building code and still look terrible. Since construction is not an exact science, all homes have slightly different window and door sizes. Quality contractors should make the product fit the opening, not just assume standard sizes. It’s your home, aesthetics are important.

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Get pet insurance for your adopted pet BY CAROL CARIDAD

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As an animal owner you may have considered pet health insurance. There are a variety of plans for your animal, including levels of c o v e r a g e , deductibles, premiums and co-insurance. The way it works is that you take your dog to the vet and pay the entire bill, fill out a claim form and send it to the insurance company. It usually takes two weeks to get reimbursed depending on the company. Compare prices and coverage to decide what is the best pet insurance for you. Most companies will not cover pre-existing conditions. These are conditions that your dog already suffers from before the effective date on the policy you purchase. This includes any illness that occurs in the waiting period after you buy your plan, but before your policy becomes effective. If your pet develops a condition after your policy’s effective date and both you and your vet were not aware of it, then it is not a pre-existing condition. If your pet had cancer prior to being insured, it is common that you will not be covered for cancer. If your pet has a urinary tract infection (UTI) before you buy your plan, this is considered a pre-existing condition as well. If your dog does not have another UTI for six months then this condition may come off the exclusion list and the company may provide coverage for future UTIs. Companies seem to be willing to do this when the illness is something curable like an ear infection. So be sure to ask questions when you speak to the customer service representative at the companies you are calling. There is good news if you have recently adopted a dog because it means that you do not know of previous health problems. If you have just adopted a dog and to the best of your knowledge (and your vet’s) it has no health concerns, your dog can be enrolled without pre-existing conditions with some insurance companies. Popular companies include TruPanion (recommended by Petco), Pet Plan Insurance (recommended by

Paws4You the Humane Society) and the Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) recommended by the Pet Chamber of Commerce. Be sure to look into the added features that are available to members. HomeAgain offers Medical Insurance for Lost Pets. It is included with your annual HomeAgain membership offered by PetFirst Healthcare. Coverage is not automatic; once enrolled in the HomeAgain service, you must call to activate your pet’s Lost Pet Medical Insurance coverage before he gets lost. Many companies have a pre-determined deductible and co-insurance and will allow you to customize your plan. With Pet Plan, for example, you will first need to select your co-insurance percentage. If you choose a 20 percent co-insurance, you will be reimbursed 80 percent of your claim. The lower your co-insurance rate, the higher your monthly premiums. Next you will have to decide on your deductible amount; again, the lower your deductible, the higher your monthly premiums. Your deductible is what you will pay per illness or per injury and will be deducted from your reimbursement. Once insured, chronic conditions that develop while your pet is insured are covered as long as the policy is renewed each year without a break in coverage. It is important to check the exclusion list before you chose which company is best for you and your pet(s). Keep in mind that monthly premiums are going to depend on the breed, age, health and the desired coverage. Check the websites for the list of their coverage such as emergency treatment, diagnostic tests and prescription medications. Review all pet insurance plans and talk to a customer representative before making a decision.

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Chevrolet adds SS Sedan to 2009 Cobalt lineup Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The Cobalt is Chevrolet’s “high value” automobile and, overall, it’s a pretty snazzy little vehicle. It’s sporty looking, delivers a smooth, quiet ride and handles very responsively, all at a pretty reasonable price. Available in coupe and sedan body styles, Cobalt has a sleek design with a low-slung body and a fast roofline. The “aircraft-style” doors are integrated into the exterior surface for a tight, flush fit and give the car a solid appearance. The coupe has a sportier look with its tapered, reverse C-pillars that lead to the four round taillights. Other design details include the Chevy-signature horizontal grille bar and gold bowtie insignia, single-cavity headlights with all forward lighting functions contained in the same unit (except for the foglamps); different

rear fascias for sedans and coupes, and a family of wheel sizes ranging from 15inch to 18-inch. The Chrome Exterior Package for LT sedan models includes a chrome grille, body-side moldings, exhaust tip and door handles. For 2009, Chevy has added a turbocharged SS Sedan to the Cobalt lineup, one that already included LS, LT and SS Coupe models. The sedan has all of the SS Coupe’s performance, handling and styling features. Both the SS Coupe and Sedan are powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged, intercooled Ecotec engine that uses direct injection technology to deliver a balance of performance and fuel efficiency, along with a surprisingly quick 0-60 mph clocking of 5.7 seconds. The Cobalt LS and LT models come with a 2.2-liter Ecotec engine with variable valve timing added for an increase in horsepower (148 to 155) and more efficient performance. The engine also qualifies the Cobalt as an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle and gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in city driving and 37 mpg on the highway. Chevy has discontinued the Cobalt

Chevy Cobalt has a sleek design with a low-slung body and a fast roofline.

Sport model, but the Sport Appearance Package is available on the LT model. It includes a rear spoiler, larger body-color fascias and rocker moldings; 17-inch polished aluminum wheels with performance tires; chrome exhaust tip; fog lamps; white-face sport gauges; a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob; and steering wheel audio controls. For 2009, Chevrolet has added a wide range of enhancements to the Cobalt lineup, including Bluetooth capability for wireless, hands-free cell phone connectivity and a USB port on the radio that allows iPods and similar devices to

be played through the audio system. In something of a new wrinkle, engineers have added a tire inflator kit in place of the standard spare tire to save space and weight in the Cobalt. A conventional spare tire is optional. Our test vehicle was the 2009 Chevy Cobalt LS Coupe and it had a base price of $16,660.

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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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