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AUGUST 2012

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL - BUCKET LIST– FOOTBALL SEASON TWITTER It is said that, “Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.” August is here and this means parents and students are preparing to go back to school. With a couple of weeks before the new academic year commences, many are gathering those last minute items or getting in an end of summer get-a-way. For the first time, I have close friends sending their children off to college. As you prepare, in your own way, I hope you cherish the memories and extend the encouragement to foster the thrill of learning. Another thing to keep in mind are the roads, which will surely become more congested and remember to slow down in the school zones. One other big change coming is the end of “block scheduling” for Broward County high schools. Now there will be seven periods for the entire year, which students will have to attend. Let’s hope this is executed effectively. Everyone has a “bucket list!” Those things one wants to experience during the course of their life. I hope you were able to get to one of yours. One of mine was to go to Greece and I had my chance to check it off last month. What an amazing trip to see the Acropolis, the Parthenon and to travel to the Greek Islands. The country is experiencing some challenging times and it was evident, but the food and the sites were still an amazing experience. To top it off, I was also able to travel to Turkey and experience their culture as well, which was topped off by a visit to the Grand Bazaar. It felt like I was back on Canal Street in New York. With all the excitement over the Heat and the Big Three win, South

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Florida has been in a frenzy over finally having another championship. And, it appears the team is improving for next year with the addition of Ray Allen. Now football season is here and the hope is for the Dolphins to step up their game with a new head coach and an extra year of experience for the veterans to put a playoff team on the field. The college football rivalry here is something friends and family members can have to needle each other on Saturday afternoons. It’s exciting to have seven Florida college teams who compete at a high level – UM, UF, FSU, FIU, FAU, UCF and USF! One new technology I began to dabble in this summer was Twitter. With social media becoming the new way to stay connected, I felt it was time for me to join in on the new medium. I mostly do it in the morning with inspirational insight or to let my followers know of some event or place where I am going. So you can follow me too

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at @JimNortonWeston. See you in cyberspace. As summer draws to a close we enter the height of Hurricane Season. Not to be an alarmist, but we have not had a significant event in years. All I want to do is to encourage you to be prepared. Check those shutters, make a plan, secure your valuables including important papers and get those supplies. Lastly, I want to remind everyone to register to vote in the primaries this month on August 14th. Many offices will be determined by its outcome and it is the duty of every citizen to participate, regardless of party affiliation. Have a Great Month. As Always, Enjoy the Lifestyle!™

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contents AUGUST 2012

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ON THE COVER

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ARE U READY?

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14 THE BUZZ STYLE 20 College Style 24 Student Style: Choosing the Right Student Loan 28 Pet Style 32 Summer Style: End of Summer Fun HAPPENINGS 34 SightTrust Eye Institute Grand Opening 36 Cypress Bay Students and Teachers Win NASA Award 40 Man and Woman of the Year

DINING 82 Ernie’s Chophouse SCENE ON SITE 84 Pink Hearts Casino Night 86 30 Rock 88 Journey of Hope Gala 90 BMW Car Showcase 92 Dinner with Philanthropists 94 SightTrust 96 Read to Succeed Initiative 98 45th Annual Dinner Auction

PEOPLE 44 Jane and Bruce Levy 46 Nancy Manno 50 Raphael Lima

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COVER STORY 52 Are U Ready?? akes Up The State Wakes in August FEATURE STORY 58 Hot Cars for 2013 chools 64 Local High Schools Best in the Nation BIZ STYLE 70 Estate & Giftt Tax ” “A-Changin” 74 RedCap

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Adventurous. Luxurious. Spiritual. Enchanting. These are the words travelers use to describe the unique and sumptuous retreats centered on personal growth, serendipitous adventure and cultural contribution with OmLuxe travel. Based on their love for meditation, yoga and travel, author and radio show host Jennifer Grace and renowned photographer Pamela Jones joined forces to create OmLuxe with the conscious connoisseur in mind. As they developed itineraries centered on yoga, meditation, and photography for their guests, they complemented these retreat experiences with the opportunity to indulge in the fine lodging and comforts of the destination. Upcoming journeys include: » ASIA: Blissful Bali (Saturday, November 3 – Friday, November 9, 2012) » USA: Sacred Sedona (Wednesday, Feb 27 – Sunday, March 3, 2013) » SOUTHEAST ASIA: Cambodia (May 2013 – exact dates TBD) For more information about the Co-Founders or the journeys, visit www.omluxe.com.

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Choosing the Right Student Loan THE VARIETY OF STUDENT LOANS AND THE MULTIPLE CHANGES THAT HAVE OCCURRED TO THEM RECENTLY, MAKE CHOOSING ONE MORE DIFFICULT THAN IN THE PAST. USE THIS INFORMATION AS A GUIDE TO ASSIST YOU IN MAKING THE PROPER DECISIONS. There are two main categories for student loans: federal loans and private loans. Let’s do a quick breakdown of both.

FEDERAL LOANS There are four major federal loans available to students, Stafford, Perkins, PLUS loans and Consolidation. Stafford Loans: The Stafford loan comes in two ways, subsidized and unsubsidized. A subsidized loan means you won’t be charged any interest on the loan until after you leave school, giving you a “grace” period. For an unsubsidized loan you are charged interest from once the money is distributed until the loan is paid off in full. There are two programs associated with the Stafford loan: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program: These loans are borrowed and paid back directly through the Department of Education.

have 10 years to pay back the loan. The amount of money distributed to a student under the Perkins Loan program is decided by three elements: The time you apply; your level of need; and what your school’s financial aid office determines. PLUS Loans: These loans are made available to parents whose students are attending school at least halftime. The school’s financial aid office determines the amount to be loaned by examining other student aid the student is receiving. Consolidation Loans: This allows the student to consolidate several loans into a single loan with one monthly payment.

PRIVATE LOANS Although many experts believe you should consider private loans only after you exhaust all federal loan

Federal Family Education Loan Program: These loans are borrowed and paid back to private lenders. But there may be major changes coming to this once reliable loan. This summer Congress will make an announcement on whether or not the rate for the subsidized Stafford loan will double from 3.4% to 6.8%. Be certain to investigate this, because it will impact the benefit of this loan. Perkins Loans: These loans have a low fixed interest rate and you usually

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options, private loan players such as Sallie May and Wells Fargo are making it more appealing to students. Some families with worthy credit can get private loans with rates as low as 5.75% -- lower than an unsubsidized federal loan. And they are also offering fixed rate loans, compared to variable rate loans. But with that being said, the subsidized rate is still much lower, unless Congress doesn’t act this summer, which means private loans will be competitive, at least in rates, with federal loans. Regardless of what happens with Congress, do your homework and find the best loan solutions available for your family. A college education is still a wonderful thing and with the help of these loans, your student can be armed with a degree and ready to face the challenges of the job market. LP


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End of Summer Fun Without Spending a Ton LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS AUGUST WITH THE KIDS WITHOUT BREAKING THE BUDGET? CHECK OUT OUR TOP PICKS FOR FREE (OR AT LEAST CLOSE TO FREE) ACTIVITIES THAT THE ENTIRE FAMILY WILL ENJOY. TRADEWINDS PARK At over 600 acres, Tradewinds Park is one of Broward County’s largest and most diverse parks. On the south side of Sample Road, you’ll find a disc golf course, a lake for fishing, athletic fields, and the world-famous Butterfly World. On the north side of Sample, mple, the park offers rs horse stables, an n educational farm, and model steam train rides. Both sides of the park include playgrounds and picnic areas, as well as shelterss of various sizes zes available to rent. BUEHLER PLANETARIUM AND OBSERVATORY If you have nothing to do on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday night, go to the Buehler Planetarium and Observatory on the campus of Broward County Community College for some stargazing. Located on Davie Road, your children will absolutely

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love coming here and might end up adapting their motto, “I Love Planets,” by the time they head home. LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA If you’re looking to take the kids out for a beach day, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea is simply the By-The-S best place p to go with children. Always chil clean and never cl crowded, the c beach has its very own living reef just one hundred yards offshore. You c can snorkel or sc scuba dive right off tthe beach. Plus, there aare several shops and restaurants restau including hipster joint Burger Fi right across the street from the beach on A1A. The atmosphere is always pleasurable and family-friendly. Just don’t forget your sunscreen and hats for the kids. FERN FOREST NATURE PARK If you have at least one hiking enthusiast in the family, look no

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further than Fern Forest Nature Park off of South Lyons Road in Coconut Creek. Urban Wilderness Area takes its name from the abundance of ferns (more than 30 species) found on the property. The park includes an entrance boardwalk with an informational kiosk located at the entrance along with an exhibit hall, several half-mile to mile-long trails, a picnic area and an amphitheater. Most of the trails tend to be soggy, so don’t forget your wet boots. PARADISE COVE Looking to beat the heat this summer but are not crazy about dipping your toes in the sand? If yes, check out Paradise Cove on Flamingo Road in Pembroke Pines. It offers full-day fun with 350-foot water slides, a 400-foot tube ride and a children’s playground. The best news is that it costs a fraction of what commercial water parks charge: $8.50 per person; children under 1 are free. After 3 p.m. the price goes down to $5.50. While it might not exactly be free for the entire family, it’s still as cheap as it gets when it comes to a fun-filled day of family entertainment. LP


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SightTrust Eye Institute Introduces New State-of-the Art Facility At Grand Opening Celebration Cory M. Lessner, M.D. and Andrew C. Shatz, M.D. welcomed over 100 guests to the private Grand Opening Party for the SightTrust Eye Institute in Sunrise, Florida. A first-of-its-kind cataract and premium intraocular lens surgery center, SightTrust provides customized vision correction plans for patients with lens changes, hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism, using the most advanced technology available in the field. The evening commenced with a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony facilitated by Sunrise Commissioner Donald Rosen. The Redline Lady Panthers (Florida Panthers Ice Dancers) greeted and posed for photos with guests as they arrived. Guests, including former NFL stars Nat Moore and Ki-Jana Carter, enjoyed cocktails and “SightTrust Eye hors d’oeuvres Institute is one of the catered by CA first ophthalmic centers Catering. Dr. in the country to offer Lessner and Dr. cataract surgery with Shatz provided tours of the new the LenSx® laser. state-of-the-art “Cataract surgery has facility. never been performed S i g h t Tr u s t with a laser – Eye Institute until now,” is one of the mentions Dr. Shatz. first ophthalmic centers in the country to offer cataract surgery with the LenSx® laser. “Cataract surgery has never been performed with a laser – until now,” mentions Dr. Shatz. In a traditional cataract procedure, the surgeon uses a diamond or steel blade to create an incision, followed by ultrasound vibrations which break the cataract into small pieces that are then removed. The LenSx® cataract laser, on the other hand, uses light to create ultra-precise corneal incisions. The laser then gently divides the cataract into microscopic fragments that can be removed with virtually no ultrasound energy. This has been shown to decrease swelling and speed up visual recovery after surgery. The

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LenSx® laser promises to provide more predictable and accurate results than traditional surgery, which should increase the likelihood of patients achieving their expected vision outcome. With the opening of SightTrust Eye Institute, Dr. Lessner and Dr. Shatz are spearheading a new approach by performing insurance-reimbursed cataract and premium intraocular lens procedures in this new office based surgery center. Office-based surgery is not a new concept; physicians have been performing minor procedures inside their offices for decades. Procedures like cataract surgery, however, have not been recognized or reimbursed by insurance companies to date if performed in a doctor’s office. An office-based center provides the surgeon with tighter control over costs, while providing surgery in a familiar setting. According to Dr. Lessner: “In an

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effort to streamline and contain costs in the delivery of medical care, we have designed a fully accredited world-class office based surgical facility, which will follow the same stringent health and safety rules as ambulatory surgery centers. Our challenge now is to seek recognition of this more efficient type of facility from third party payers and obtain fair reimbursement for the services provided.” Millennium Laser Eye Centers and SightTrust Eye Institute are located at 1601 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway, Suites 410 and 430 Sunrise, Florida. For more information, please visit their websites or contact their offices at the numbers listed below. SightTrust Eye Institute, www. sighttrust.com, 954-653-0100, Toll Free: 1-877-TRUST-90 Millennium Laser Eye Centers, www.havelasik.com, 954-835-0800, Toll Free: 1-888-93-LASIK LP


What is Rotary and why is the Rotary Club of Weston held in such high esteem by our community? BY DENISE SCHULTZ

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL IS A WORLDWIDE VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION OF 1.2 MILLION BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LEADERS UNITED TO PROVIDE “SERVICE ABOVE SELF.” THERE ARE OVER 32,000 ROTARY CLUBS, INCLUDING THE ROTARY CLUB OF WESTON, IN MORE THAN 200 COUNTRIES. On an international basis the members of each club address challenges such as the eradication of Polio, illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water and natural disasters. The Rotary Club of Weston is a part of these Rotary International initiatives, and we are proud of our local efforts in Broward and Weston. The Rotary Golf Tournament has raised almost a million dollars for scholarships granted to Western and Cypress Bay High Schools. The Get Fit Run for Tomorrow staged each December, unites the City, the business community and our Club in an exciting program that promotes wellness and fitness and creates fitness programs for children. Rotary and the City annually stage a free concert attended by thousands. I am honored to have been named Membership Chair as membership is the lifeblood of any club. Membership in Rotary is an honor and a privilege. Rotarians espouse high ethical standards in their vocations and are motivated to serve their communities.

What led me to the Rotary Club of Weston? I was looking for a way to give back to my community. A friend invited me to one of the Club’s Thursday breakfast meeting at the Weston Hills Country Club. I was immediately impressed by the friendliness of the members and lifted by the positive energy in the room. I soon became a member and felt I had gained over 100 new friends almost immediately. My appreciation of Weston and my neighbors soared as did my choices of opportunities to become involved with community service programs that really made a difference. In my four years I have served on our Board of Directors and as Club Secretary. My husband, spurred by my excitement for what I was doing, soon became a member himself and reinvigorated one of our very active community service programs, Life Net4 FamiliesCooperative Feeding Program. Like all Rotarians, I am part of the Rotary Foundation’s worldwide endeavors, but locally we are involved with programs for the VA, the Susan B

Anthony Recovery Center and Insync With Autism. We host exchange students, we honor high school scholars and achievers each month – and that is to name but a few of our activities. Each weekly breakfast meeting is an exciting gathering of friends. We have extraordinary guest presenters who bring us unique insights and perspectives on a wide array of useful topics. Recently, many fellow Rotarians completed an excellent CERT coursea disaster preparedness programinstructed by the City of Weston’s Fire Chief and fellow Rotarian. We have an active, energetic club which rewards our involvement with a sense of belonging, social interaction, and fulfillment. Almost all our first time guests ask why they didn’t know about this exciting Club sooner. So my job is to spread the news and attract those special people who can qualify for membership and who want to do something more for their community and the world in a respected, engaged, and supportive environment.

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NASA AWARDS

Cypress Bay Students and Teachers Win NASA Space Settlement Grand Prize “The Kon-Tiki is not a space colony in the traditional sense. Instead it is the name of a program, such as Apollo or Constellation, containing multiple spacecraft.” These were the two lead sentences in an 84-page contest entry conceptualized and prepared by six amazing Cypress Bay High School students. “It was amazing to see Their months our project grow: the of meetings, more we discussed brainstorming problems and solutions and hard work and researched paid off, as exploration architecture, they won the the more complex it $2,500.00 Grand became.” Prize at the National Space Society’s 30th Annual International Space Development Conference in Washington DC. Their space settlement plan, “The Kon Tiki,” was selected from 474 entries from 19 countries. Guiding and supporting them were Cypress Bay High School Physics teachers Angela Ashley and Jeffrey Rose. The “Kon Tiki” team was led by Junior Robert Gitten, who discovered the contest through the NASA INSPIRE Online Learning Community,

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and included fellow students Zared Schwartz, Samuel Tagger, Jacquelyn Linevsky, Eric De La Espriella and Siobhan Buckley. “Robert organized a group that loves imagining the potentials of space exploration,” says Jacquelyn Linevsky, who rendered the group’s prototype using computeraided design. “It was amazing to see our project grow: the more we discussed problems and solutions and researched exploration architecture, the more complex it became.” The report included schematics and narrative replete with physics formulas, implementation scenarios and solutions to a wide range of outer space survival challenges. The primary focus of the project was an Interstellar Vehicle, or ISV designed to carry 1,200 people. Conceived as a habitat that continuously travels between multiple colonized star systems, the “Kon-Tiki” program “… intends to build ten of them, making the “total” population 12,000. The ISV must meet all the same requirements as a stationary space settlement such as food, water, gravity, and air for the population. It also has the additional requirements of needing a propulsion mechanism and coping with the

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isolation of decades in interstellar space; the ISV is not a transport but a community,” the paper points out. While in Washington, the students had a private, closed-door meeting with Senator and former astronaut Bill Nelson, who was very intrigued and asked to see their computer. “He engaged them by asking probing questions,” said Angela Ashley. The students also met and had their photo taken with Buzz Aldrin, the second astronaut to walk on the moon. “Buzz attended the conference and spent a long time discussing the project with our students,” said Jeffrey Rose. Visit http://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/ contest/Results/2012/KonTiki.pdf to view the proposal. LP


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BankAtlantic Center park-and-ride in “Think of the 595 Express Bus as the Sunrise to downtown Miami/Brickell ultimate hands-free device,” said Jeremy Avenue and downtown Fort Lauderdale. Mullings, FDOT Project Manager. “Instead Jacqueline Binns is thrilled of fighting traffic, commuters with her new commute. “The Driving more can now spend their time how 595 Express Bus is beyond than 50 miles a they’d like: surfing the net, what I expected,” said Binns, day adds up. With catching up on emails or simply who lives in Weston and works the 595 Express relaxing. And, with the cost of in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Bus I not only commuting as high as it is, riding “Driving more than 50 miles save money on the 595 Express Bus has never a day adds up. With the 595 gas, parking, and made more sense for residents Express Bus I not only save car expenses, but commuting from Western money on gas, parking, and I can also get a Broward.” car expenses, but I can also 595 Express Bus fares are jumpstart on my get a jumpstart on my work $2.35 for a one-way adult fare to work day using day using the free Wi-Fi.” downtown Miami and downtown Funded by the the free Wi-Fi. Fort Lauderdale. BCT is also

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Southern Florida Chapter Of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Names Man And Woman Of The Year Raising money is difficult in today’s economic landscape. And, raising money over a ten week competition, against a hand selected group of local leaders has its unique pressures. The Southern Florida Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced that it raised a spectacular $378,000 during its ten week fundraising quest to name the LLS Fort Lauderdale Man and Woman of the Year. Vicky Garcia, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, was named 2012 Woman of the Year raising $115,000 and Matthew F. Sacco, Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs for Sunrise Sports & Entertainment, the Florida Panthers Hockey Club and the BankAtlantic Center, was named 2012 Man of the Year raising $125,000 at the LLS 2012 Journey of Hope Gala. The Gala was chaired by Ana Vento, President of Events by Vento Designs, and Michael Romagnolo, Senior Vice President-Investments, The Torrington, Romagnolo & Goldberg Wealth Consulting Group, UBS Financial Services, Inc. The event, emceed by Adam Kuperstein, NBC 6 Anchor, featured a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, dancing and the announcement of the winners. “If not for the support of my friends, family and colleagues this amazing honor and recognition would not have been possible,” said Garcia. “For ten weeks we all worked diligently to raise funds for the children and families fighting and surviving blood cancers. I am honored, humbled and forever changed by this incredible experience to impact the lives of those affected by this terrible disease.” Sacco has been involved with LLS

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“They passionately believe in our cause and reached out to everyone they know for their support. It is impossible not to admire them. Thanks to Vicky and Matthew and all of the candidates, LLS raised significant dollars to fund critical research and patient support.” cause and reached out to everyone they know for their support. It is impossible not to admire them. Thanks to Vicky and Matthew and all of the candidates, LLS raised significant dollars to fund critical research and patient support.” The money raised by candidates over a ten week period is used by LLS to fund research seeking cures and better therapies, and to provide information and support so that patients have the best possible outcomes throughout their cancer experience. Garcia and Sacco will now compete for the National Title of

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Man & Woman of the Year, an honor surrounded with a great deal of fanfare, including a full-page ad in USA Today, but the most important reason candidates participate is for families like this year’s Boy and Girl of the Year, CJ and Hailey, local children who are survivors of blood cancers and are sources of inspiration to all the candidates competing for this title. In addition to Garcia and Sacco, the other Southern Florida Candidates for Fort Lauderdale’s 2012 Man & Woman of the Year, who did a phenomenal job of raising funds included: Mike Bondurant, City National Bank; Samantha DeBianchi, DeBianchi Real Estate, FIU; Lu-Ann Dominguez, Gunster Law Firm; Jessica Hollander, Berger Singerman; Dr. Brazelia Lazzari, Brazelia Med Spa; Tony Lord, Energy Kitchen; Ninowtzka Mier, Robinson Pecaro & Mier, P.A.; Heather Miller, Broward Health Medical Center; Betsy Millson-Anderson, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse; Peter Moore, Chen Moore and Associates; Ari Roloff, Argy,Wiltse & Robinson P.C. For more information about the Southern Florida Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, please contact The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at 954-744-5313 or bich-ly.ludwig@lls.org LP


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BY KEVIN LANE

MICHELLE OBAMA, BRUCE AND JANE LEVY AND PRESIDENT BARRACK OBAMA

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ruce and Jane Levy do a lot of traveling… some with friends… both overseas and around the country. Sometimes they travel to their home in Key Largo where they enjoy boating and fishing… and about three or four times a year, they travel to our nation’s capital to meet with Congressional leaders. They also meet with President Obama and Vice President Biden… at the White House. “We are non-partisan,” Bruce quickly pointed out. It is in Bruce’s capacity as Broward County Chairman of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee – AIPAC, that these meetings take place. AIPAC is a 60+ year old national lobby organization, based in Washington, D.C that is focused on strengthening U.S. Israel relations. “We have been concentrating our efforts on educating members of the U.S. Congress about the importance of a strong, unbreakable bond between the U.S. and its only democratic ally in the Middle East,” Bruce added. With a dual citizenship of the United States and Israel, having served several years in the Israeli Air Force, Bruce meets regularly with members of the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C.. In fact, this past March he led the largest ever AIPAC delegation from Broward County to attend the National Policy

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Conference in Washington D.C. Jane Levy is an attorney and is the long-time volunteer President of Jewish Family Services, a nonprofit social services organization that provides various support services to the needy. “The recipients are of all religious denominations,” Jane said, “in fact many of the beneficiaries are non “A strong cooperation Jews!” The help is provided between the United by professionals such as States and Israel psychologists and social workers has led to thriving as well as volunteer lay leaders technology, military, and include aid to victims of security, medical and spousal abuse, women shelter, children in need, home help as scientific research well as personal food delivery to results that are the elderly. benefiting both A Weston financial advisor, countries.” Bruce Levy admits that “… a strong cooperation between the United States and Israel has led to thriving technology, military, security, medical and scientific research results that are benefiting both countries.” “We support other organizations such as Friends Of Israel Defense Forces, Jewish Federation and Jewish National Fund.” The couple have been married for 32 years. They have two sons, Jonathan 26, who lives in Miami and is a financial analyst and Michael, 23, who lives in Manhattan and works at Bloomberg Financial. Expanding far beyond the norm, they serve their community, country, Israel and passionately support other noble causes. LP


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Protecting Liberties BY RANDI AILEEN PRESS

Nancy Hope Manno, a local Weston resident, has been protecting liberties for over 26 years as an investigator for the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. The Public Defender’s Office is appointed to represent clients who face the loss of their liberty and are determined by the court to be unable to pay for a private attorney. The Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office, headed by elected Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez, represents clients in criminal, juvenile and mental health matters. Manno began her career as an investigator in 1985, handling general felony cases for 12 years until joining the Capital Litigation Unit in 1997. This specialized unit within the Public Defender’s Office, known as CLU, handles first degree murder cases where the State of Florida is seeking the death penalty. There are two phases of a capital murder case. In the first, the defendant’s guilt or innocence is decided. If the defendant is convicted of first degree murder, the jury of 12 then decides, by majority, to recommend either life in prison or the death penalty. The judge usually follows the jury’s “I feel compassion for recommendation. Currently in Florida, the family who has there are three hundred and ninety eight lost a loved one. It’s men and four women on death row. Normally, cases are set for a first heartbreaking at times. But the constitution appearance hearing within 24 hours of ensures that arrest. There is no bond in first degree murder cases, so the defendant is defendants have the remanded to jail and the Public Defender’s assistance of counsel Office is appointed if the defendant is for their defense. “ indigent. “My initial interview is important, since clients often have medical or mental health issues that need to be addressed immediately. I can also determine if there is investigation that is time sensitive, like requesting a surveillance tape before it is erased”. Manno spends much of her time seeing clients in jail, locating and interviewing witnesses, canvassing crime scenes, reading police and medical examiners reports, and reviewing crime scene photos. “It’s important to understand the attorney’s case theory. An effective investigator should be approachable, curious, and tenacious … I’ve kept digging and have found records that weren’t thought to exist.” “I work closely with the client and their family to

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learn background information,” says Manno. “The way many of our clients started out is so different from what most of us can imagine, from trauma, abuse, mental illness, and poverty. I’ve asked witnesses about hearing gunfire on a particular night, and they’ve sadly told me that is something they hear almost every night”. “I am very proud to work in a law office that many consider one of the best in the country. I work with a group of immensely talented and dedicated lawyers and support staff. But this type of work is difficult and can take a toll on you. You can’t imagine some of the things I’ve seen. Sometimes I just can’t wait to get home to hug my kids. I feel compassion for the family who has lost a loved one. It’s heartbreaking at times. But the constitution ensures that defendants have the assistance of counsel for their defense. And, there is no justice if the wrong person is convicted. There have certainly been cases where, years later, DNA showed the wrong person was convicted”. There’s another side to Nancy. She’s kind, funny, and a deeply loyal friend who has been involved with many charities. She’s a Florida Gator, happily married, and the proud mother of two children. And, you just might see her around Weston cheering for her son’s baseball team. LP


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Trip to Italy More Than Gelato For Midtown Athletic Aquatics Director BY DAVE SILBAR

Midtown Athletic Club Aquatics Director Raphael Lima spends most of his day providing tips to his young students and adults in the Masters Swim program on how to become better swimmers. But one could argue that Lima’s two best lessons can also apply outside the pool walls: every second counts, and always make the best of a second chance. In 2004, the Brazilian native missed qualifying for the Olympic Summer Games in Athens by less than a half-a-second. Eight years later, Lima returned to competitive form, becoming the only Floridian to qualify for FINA World Masters Swimming Championships, held this past June in Riccone, Italy. For 14 years, the FINA event has served as a competitive, international tournament for waterbased athletes ages 18 and older. The event attracts competitive and synchronized swimmers from all over the world, as well as water polo players and divers. “Don’t be fooled by some of the older competitors at FINA,” says Lima, “This is no ‘old-timer’s’ event.” Raphael took 1st place in his heat with a personal best time of 25.98, improving his personal best time in this discipline by over two seconds, an amazing

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here’s no better place to see a wider variety of Division One football teams and styles than in Florida. From Sun Belt staples like Florida International Golden Panthers and the Florida Atlantic Owls to the Big East’s South Florida Bulls and Conference USA’s Central Florida Knights. The ACC’s rebuilding Miami Hurricanes, traditional power Florida State Seminoles to the Florida Gators fighting in the always tough SEC, there’s a team for every taste. And, if you haven’t been to a game in one of these stadiums, the pre-partying is another fantastic experience. Where could you find better weather, incredible tailgating, souped up recreational vehicles designed like homes, food fanatics, crazy fans and raucous stadiums? It just doesn’t get better than college football in the state of Florida. Florida State University Seminoles So what will Florida football look like in 2012 and what can we sports nuts expect from our teams? No Florida team goes into the 2012 season with higher expectations than the Florida State University Seminoles. Rated at number 23 in both the USA Today and Associated Press Top 25 polls, their solid, if unspectacular senior QB EJ Manuel is expected to raise his game. He’ll have help from fellow senior Rodney Smith going deep alongside talented junior Willie Haulstead and sophomore threat Rashad Greene. Taking pressure off Manuel’s passing attack will be the running backs; senior Chris Thompson and sophomore Devonta Freeman. Thompson was injured for almost all of the 2011 season but he is expected to be healthy in 2012. Freeman led the team in rushing, TDs and yards per carry as a freshman. Protecting Manuel and opening holes for Thompson and Freeman falls to a suspect offensive line. Their poor playing last year focused coach Rick Trickett to shake up the defense and he started four true freshmen against Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl - a game they won, 18-14. The good news is those four are back this year and may be the starters this fall. Defensively, FSU has one of the best lines in the country. Rated number 4 overall and

number 2 in rushing defense by CBS Sports, they also limited opponents to an average of only 15 points per game, fourth best in the country. Even though they lost the team’s leading tackler Nigel Bradham, junior Christian Jones should be able to pick up the slack. Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan finished second in the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year chase and former JUCO star Cornellius “Tank” Carradine had 38 tackles and 5.5 sacks. A deeper and even more talented team than last year and a friendly schedule means the Seminoles will contend for and maybe win the ACC Championship. It’s going to be a good year for Tomahawk Nation!

University of Florida Gators Onto the Swamp and the Florida Gators! University of Florida’s Coach Will Muschhamp will make some tough decisions this year. He has two very good sophomore QBs - Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett. It’s not always a good thing with two players who are so evenly matched. The key will come down to which athlete better grasps the offense transplanted from Boise State by new coordinator Brent Pease. The Gators have lots of receivers for Driskel and Brissett to throw to but which of them rise above their efforts from last year? The ground game could be the strength of the team this year. With an experienced offensive line, will powerful senior tailback Mike Gillislee, who has averaged 6.3 yards per carry over his career, break the 1,000 yards in a season barrier?

There’s few questions on defense with the Gators fielding a group among the best in the nation. Sharrif Floyd at one tackle, Omar Hunter in the middle and Dominique Easley at end along with linebackers Jon Bostic and Jelani Jenkins mean that opposing offenses will have their hands full of Gators all day long. The schedule may tell GatorNation all they need to know this year. With back to back away games against new-to-the-SEC Texas A&M and an always game Tennessee team, the Gators should be 4-0 and riding high when they welcome LSU to The Swamp. Fans can take heart in the fact that USA TODAY has UF #14th in its preseason rankings and finishing 11-1 in a best-case scenario. You might want to look into hotel reservations in Atlanta for the SEC title game.

University of Miami Hurricanes The ‘Canes were 6-6 last year. They may look back on this year and think that was a good season. The team has been decimated with injuries and players leaving school. QB Stephen Morris missed spring practice with back surgery, receivers Tommy Streeter and Travis Benjamin have departed and only two starters, Brandon Linder and Jon Feliciano, return to the offensive line for 2012. Similar issues plague the defense. But even with ongoing NCAA investigations, the coaching staff had a top ten recruiting season and some of those freshman will start right away.

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Panthers decamping from the Sun Belt Conference to Conference USA next year, expectations are high and the team wants to leave with a bang. An eight win 2011 season leaves Panther fans wanting more. With an experienced offensive line and receiver corp alongside a defense ranked number 14 nationally in scoring defense, with ten starters coming back, FIU fans will have plenty to cheer about. A Sun Belt Championship title is within reach. University of Central Florida Knights - The good news for ninth nint year head coach George O’Leary is the Georg Kn Knights defense was stellar st last year, rranked number 9 in tthe nation in total defense. d And the offense wasn’t as bad of as their record of 5-7 may indicate, scoring more than 30 points in four of their games in 2011. The bad news is that the eighteen turnovers and an inability to stop competitors in the fourth quarter last year will never help you win games. Coach O’Leary shook up his staff this year to help the team with five new assistants — four of them on the defensive side of the ball. New starting QB and sophomore Blake

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Bortles will direct the team and have the luxury of a strong rushing attack. Running backs Latavius Murray, Brynn Harvey and Miami transfer Storm Johnson will all get plenty of carries and be relied on to keep the pressure off until Bortles can open up deep with his wideouts Quincy McDuffie, J.J. Worton and Josh Reese. The offensive line is solid and anchored at tackle by Georgia Tech transfer Phil Smith and well thought of sophomore Torrian Wilson. Defensively, the Knights are very strong. Hard to imagine describing a young man that is 6 foot 2 inches and 249 lbs as “small” but linebacker Troy Davis is fast and capable with five sacks last season. Experience on the ends comes from seniors Toby Jackson and Cam Henderson. The guy to watch on defense is senior free safety Kemal Ishmael who is a four year starter and a big hitter. The Knights second game against Ohio State won’t be a cakewalk for the Buckeyes - if you’re looking for a potential upset, this might be the game to watch. The Knights are also changing conferences next year, headed to the Big East in 2013, and have a good chance to take the C-USA title with them. The change will also resurrect the popular “War on I-4” against the Bulls of South Florida!


University of South Florida Bulls After missing a bowl game for the first time in seven years, the Bulls are going to be hungry to get back in the Big East fight and reward their students - USF has the largest student section at 12,501 in the conference. Expectations are high — the Bulls excited fans in 2011 with a season-opening victory at Notre Dame and started 4-0. They had six games in 2011 that were decided by six or less points. Unfortunately, the Bulls were a dismal 1-5 in those games. The Bulls are ranked at number 39 nationwide this year by Yahoo! Sports’ Mike Huguenin. Four year starter and senior QB B.J. Daniels has a lot of expectations on his shoulders after a very good 2011. Coach Skip Holtz has recruited an excellent freshman class of receivers to play alongside junior Sterling Griffin and sophomores Chris Dunkley and Andre Davis. The offense will have to be more consistent — the O line has excellent tackles, senior Mark Popek and freshman All-America pick last season, Quinterrius Eatmon - but everyone else has to get better too. Luckily, USF has one of the top linebacker groups in the Big East and the defense ranked 15th nationally against the run and 39th nationally overall.

Outside linebackers Sam Barrington, DeDe Lattimore and middle linebacker Michael Lanaris are beasts and will work hard to pressure opposing QBs to help out a secondary looking for two new starters. Home games versus Rutgers and Pittsburgh will go a long way to showing the team where they stand in the conference and the opener vs Chattanooga should extend USF’s home opener record — now at 11-0.

Florida Atlantic University Owls First year coach Carl Pelini takes over from retiring coach Howard Schnellenberg and has his work cut out for him. Last year’s 1-11 record means that the Owls can do better this year, right? Senior linebacker David Hinds made 110 tackles as a junior last season and will be counted on to anchor a defense that may see more than their fair share of playing team in 2012. The offense is where the questions are for the Owls. They were an embarrassing last in the nation in offense last year even though tailback

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Alfred Morris ran for a very respectable 1,186 yards. The problem, Morris went to the NFL and the Owls have holes at QB, tailback and receiver. Looking on the bright side, away games at Georgia, Alabama and Navy should provide an opportunity for team bonding. Looking for the bright side of a tough year for the Owls. Overall, it’s going to be a good year for Florida college football fans. The Seminoles are a good bet for the ACC Championship as are the Gators in the always strong SEC, the Hurricanes are great defensively and might surprise some teams - they should be in a December bowl game. The FIU Golden Panthers and UCF Knights are changing conferences and they are going to want to go out with a bang and might take the conference titles with them. If USF matches expectations and puts games against Rutgers and Pitt in the win column, they will really turn some heads. Finally, the Owls can’t possibly be as bad as they were last year. A few weeks and you’ll surely see team logo flags flying from car windows, trucks with team magnets proudly displayed, new cool shirts, shorts and socks being worn by fans of all ages and your local bars filled with excited Florida football fans ready to cheer at the top of their lungs for all things football!

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TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH CARE: The importance of primary care physicians BY CHRISTINE BUCAN

f visiting your primary care physician (PCP) on a regular basis is not part of your overall health care routine, it should be. National studies have proved time and again the benefits of establishing an active, personal, comprehensive and longterm relationship with your PCP. Medical journals continue to validate these findings. The International Journal of Health Services recently showed that states with more primary care physicians per capita have better health outcomes, including fewer deaths from cancer, heart disease, or stroke. Despite years of data, many Americans are still unaware of the critical role of the PCP, who is at the center of a patient’s care. “A PCP is like a captain of a ship because they navigate the coordination of all the screenings, referrals to specialists, interpretations of test results and medications,” says Moises Issa, M.D., F.A.C.S.G., who practices in Hollywood, Florida. “A strong relationship with a PCP is important because this is someone the patient trusts and feels comfortable with. Additionally, the role of a PCP is to answer patient questions and ensure follow through with their treatments.” There is a strong shift among providers across the country toward a more PCP-centric approach to delivering health care. In Florida, for example, AvMed Health Plans is introducing CenteredCare®, an approach that emphasizes the importance of building a strong

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2013 Ford Mustang V-6 Although not as acclaimed or hyped as the new Mustang Shelby GT 500, this V-6 version is much more affordable at an estimated $26,000 to $30,000 for a well-equipped machine. It can accelerate, turn, and stop quicker than most of the competition. And although most testers say it’s a bit heavy, its track specs are more than competitive, they are even impressive -0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds, quarter mile in 13.9 seconds and breaking from 60 to 0 in just 110 feet. That’s mostly due to an injection of heavy horses and a great set of breaks and tires. The engine is a 3.7-liter, 24-valve V-6 monster and the Mustang puts out an inspiring 305 horsepower. The tires are made by Pirelli.

2013 Buick Verano Turbo Gone are all the slick, high profile emblems that tattooed the former Verano. The 2013 is a more refined looking car, but its wild side can be found under the hood. That’s where the 2.0-liter, 250-hp, turbo direct-injected engine is nestled. Buick thinks the car can jet from 0-60 in 6.2 seconds and will boast an estimated 30 or so miles per gallon on the highway. Other features include IntelliLink Sirius/XM stereo/ information service, a rearview camera and Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert is included in the convenience package. Price for the car is not set in stone but it is estimated to be in the $25,000 range.

2013 Porsche Boxster S For the first time since this car’s inception, Porsche has introduced an all-new Boxster model. This new model is faster, can grip the road better and has better fuel economy. Additional details on the car include a price tag estimated between $49,500 and $60,900. The engine will feature 3.4 liter, 315 horsepower with a DOHC 24-valve H-6 and Porsche believes this Boxster will go 0-60 in 4.8 to 5.1 searing seconds. Transmission is a 6-speed manual; 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. Expected fuel economy is estimated in the mid to upper 20’s for city and highway mileage.

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2013 BMW X1 BMW adds this beauty to their successful SUV line. It’s a smaller version of their other sporty SUV’s (X3 and X5) and enhances the hot new “mini” SUV market segment. Taking an excerpt from BMW’s press release it seems as though the company is determined to conquer this SUV division: “Having demonstrated that it is the perfect blend sports sedan-like driving dynamics and SUV utility in markets around the world, the BMW X1 is setting out to conquer the U.S. The talented Sport Activity Vehicle of the premium compact segment will make its U.S. market debut armed with state-of-the-art powertrain technology, innovative features, selective design modifications and extensive interior refinements.” Pricing starts at approximately $31,500.

2013 Infiniti JX 35 Infiniti’s brand new, three row, seven-seater is geared toward the luxury crossover buyer. Creature comforts galore, massive amounts of legroom and respectable fuel consumption make up this massive new vehicle. Options for the new Infiniti include a high-end Premium Package. This package features a 360-degree parking camera system, front and rear parking sensors, a 13-speaker Bose audio system, driver seat memory, a hard-drive navigation system with real-time traffic and weather, among other things. There is also a Theatre Package and Deluxe Touring Package. The JX 35 generates 265 horsepower from a 3.5 liter V-6, and standard safety features are impressive. Price starts around $41,000.

2013 Cadillac XTS Taking over for the now defunct Cadillac DTS, the XTS promises to be an all-around sparkling achievement for General Motors. XTS will come in Base, Luxury, Premium, and Platinum trims. All versions include GM’s Magnetic Ride Control suspension, front wheel drive, (all wheel drive is available on the Luxury, Premium and Platinum.) The only engine choice is the 304 horsepower 3.6 liter V-6, coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is estimated at 17 mpg city/28 mpg highway. Front- and rear-side airbags are standard, as are front knee airbags and rear obstacle detection. Pricing starts at around the $44,000 mark.

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Best In Nation According to U.S. News & World Report… While the recent article in U.S. News & World Report Schools with highest unrounded college readiness index listed Ft Lauderdale High, Cypress Bay & Nova High values were numerically ranked nationally from No. 1 School as “… among the best High to No. 500 and were the gold medal winners. Schools in the nation,” this didn’t come as too much of a surprise to the “These honors demonstrate Broward “These honors demonstrate County Public Schools commitment Broward County Public Schools students, teachers, administrators to preparing students for college and principals at these schools. They commitment to preparing students readiness,” said Superintendent knew they were great schools… for college readiness,” said of Schools Robert W. Runcie. “We But it’s always nice to have such Superintendent of Schools Robert W. challenge our students to embrace a distinguished magazine validate Runcie. “We challenge our students rigorous coursework and strive their own thinking. to embrace rigorous coursework and for academic success. These U.S. News & World Report strive for academic success. These outstanding high schools exemplify evaluated more than 22,000 public outstanding high schools exemplify the quality, rigor and expectations high schools in 49 states and the the quality, rigor and expectations we hold for all our schools.” District of Columbia. Schools were we hold for all our schools.” awarded gold, silver or bronze Broward County Public Schools medals based on state proficiency (BCPS), the nation’s sixth largest standards, exams, how well students are prepared for public school system, is an “A” rated School District. BCPS college and other factors. In all, 14 BCPS high schools is the largest fully accredited district in the nation, with received gold, silver, or bronze medals in U.S. News’ Best over 258,000 students and approximately 150,000 adult High Schools 2012 national rankings. students in 234 schools and education centers and 76 A three-step process determined the Best High Schools. charter schools. For more information about BCPS, visit The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all of (www.browardschools.com). Follow BCPS on Twitter their students well, using performance on state proficiency (@Browardschools) or on Facebook at (www.facebook. tests as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it com/browardschools). past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree The three top schools are Fort Lauderdale High School, to which schools prepare students for college-level work. Cypress Bay High School and Nova High Schools…

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Cypress Bay High School Offers Rich Experience… & A Bright Future Cypress Bay High School, located in Weston, opened its doors in 2002 and now has over 4,000 students in grades 9 thru 12. Their graduation rate is 98% of which 97% attend college. The school came to national attention after Vice President Joe Biden gave the 2012 Graduation Commencement Speech. Charles Scott Neely is the principal. The school offers academic pursuits including Advanced Placement (AP) courses, honors courses, and an array of academic and extracurricular student clubs and organizations. In 2012, the school administered approximately 3500 Advanced Placement exams in 28 different AP courses. They currently hold the #1 Ranking for the highest Hispanics passing rate for AP exams in the nation. They achieved an FCAT school grade of “A” for seven of the eight years in which they have been ranked by the state. In addition to the academic’s, the school offers over 55 different clubs including the largest Best Buddies in the County. Their first Robotics

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The Estate and Gift Tax Laws May Be “A-Changin”(My apologies to Bob Dylan) BY ALAN B. COHN, ESQ., SHAREHOLDER GREENSPOON MARDER

Currently, the estate and gift tax exemption is $5,120,000 (adjusted for inflation from the original $5,000,000 amount). If there are no changes prior to the end of this calendar year, the exemption will return to the $1,000,000 level (adjusted for inflation). The estate and gift tax rates are now a flat 35%. If the law reverts back after the end of this calendar year, the marginal rate will return to 55% (also there is a 5% surcharge for large estates over $10,000,000). There is also a generation skipping tax exemption equal to $5,120,000) which shall also revert back to $1,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) after the end of this calendar year. The 2010 Tax Act inaugurated the concept of portability. This was a way that a surviving spouse could use the unused exemption of the deceased spouse at a later point in time. There were several limitations on its utilization, such as dealing with a second predeceased spouse. That portability concept in the 2010 Tax Act would also expire at the end of this calendar year. All of the above would take place at the end of this calendar year unless Congress affirmatively changes it, or at least enters a stop-gap bill to extend the numbers into next year. In light of the fact that there is uncertainty as to what

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Why Drive Your Own Car? BY DAVID ZWICK

There are a few luxuries in this world that are traditionally the domain of the super rich: private jets, exotic vacation destinations, mega yachts and chauffeured driven vehicles. Nobody has quite figured out how to bring down the costs of private jets, yachts and exotic travel for the masses but having a Personal Driver to drive you in your own vehicle is now not only affordable but highly practical; enter RedCap www.myredcap.com RedCap is easily defined through its slogan: “Everyone’s Personal Driver.” It is a membership-based, premium, personal driving service for people who value safety, convenience and privacy at an affordable price. Once a member, you have access to a large pool of drivers who have been vetted through a rigorous screening process who can drive you in your own clean, comfortable and safe vehicle. It’s a superior alternative to a smelly cab or an expensive, beat-up Town Car. There are three categories of membership; Standard, VIP and Elite. You can access drivers for as little as $20 per hour, which includes a basic gratuity. For roundtrip rides the rate is traditionally one-quarter of the cost of traditional car services. As compared to taxis, you can use RedCap one way for a 40 minute trip for approximately $75 versus a one way taxi ride of that length that could easily surpass $100 and leave you without your vehicle. Utilizing RedCap is simple and seamless. Once you choose your level of membership via the online application you are ready to take full advantage of everything RedCap has to offer. Trips to and from the airport, undergoing a minor medical procedure that would require a family member or friend to waste half a day waiting for you are just the beginning. What about taking children to an after school activity while a parent is stuck in a meeting? Servicing your vehicle; who wants to waste time in an auto dealership waiting room when you can utilize RedCap? RedCap is also an outstanding solution for seniors who no longer drive or have driving restrictions but still own or have

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access to a vehicle. Of course, there are those times when individuals should never get behind the wheel. Sure, someone can call a cab but then you have to arrange to get your vehicle home from the departing destination. Then again, we get back to that whole smelly cab situation.

“TRIPS TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT, UNDERGOING A MINOR MEDICAL PROCEDURE THAT WOULD REQUIRE A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND TO WASTE HALF A DAY WAITING FOR YOU ARE JUST THE BEGINNING.” Of course, the whole drinking and driving issue is the proverbial elephant in the living room and a critical issue in South Florida. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) survey to assess status and trends regarding the public’s attitudes, knowledge, and selfreported behavior related to drinking and driving there are more than 85 million drunk driving trips per year. With South Florida having two percent of the nation’s population that translates to approximately 1.7 million drunk driving trips annually in S Florida. Because this is a party destination with more than its fair share of alcohol consumption, it is likely much greater than two percent. At this number, there are

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approximately 5,000 drunk drivers on our roads in South Florida each day. Given that most of the activity is centered on Thursday through Saturday night, the 35,000 trips per week likely are spread unevenly across the three day pre and weekend nights. There are likely 8,000 drunk drivers on the road on any given Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) prior to getting their first DUI, the average person would have driven intoxicated more than 80 times, a number authorities believed to be woefully underestimated. These are staggering statistics! Clearly, RedCap provides an alternative for anyone becoming one of those statistics. So we get back to the question, “why drive your own car?” Certainly we all want the freedom to hop into our vehicle and drive to a desired destination. But haven’t you passed a chauffeured driven vehicle and said to yourself, “that would be nice once in a while.” Well, that once in a while is now and affordable. RedCap “Everyone’s Personal Driver” it’s that simple! Start enjoying your time in South Florida a bit more without the worry of traffic, bad drivers, parking, and the associated stress. David Zwick is Founder and CEO of Ft. Lauderdale-based RedCap. The Company currently provides service to Palm Beach, Broward and MiamiDade Counties. To learn more visit www.myredcap.com LP


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SLIM DOWN

FOR THE SUMMER

Fast and optimally effective, this is a No Downtime, Non-Surgical Fat Reduction, Cellulite Revision and Body Contouring for this season. This is the new, revolutionary, 2011 version! The newest AccentÂŽXL features multiple energy sources including mono polar and bi polar radio frequencies. 10 Times more powerful then the original, this super effective, non-surgical skin tightener, fat and cellulite reducing modes blew away all the other competing technologies in all of our clinical trials. In our constant research and investment in offering, only all the best leading edge technologies, this is the best that we have found to ďŹ&#x201A; atten, tighten and tone fat cellulite, loose skin, anywhere on the face, body and extremities! Great for nonsurgical belly fat and abdominal skin tightening, non-surgical eyelifts with skin tightening, non-surgical cellulite and fat revision, neck skin tightening etc. It is safe on all skin types and check out the â&#x20AC;&#x153;photosâ&#x20AC;? section to see the before and after results. Finally, safe, non-surgical, optimal results in a s few as one treatment. A series of 2-4 is recommended and it has been reported that results may last up to 18 months! UĂ&#x160; Non-Surgical Cellulite and Fat Revision UĂ&#x160; Non-Surgical Body Skin Tightening UĂ&#x160; Non-Surgical Facial Skin Tightening UĂ&#x160; Non-Surgical EyeLifts with Skin Tightening UĂ&#x160; Non-Surgical Body Contouring Non-Surgical Abdominal Fat Revision UĂ&#x160; Non-Surgical Bra & Back Fat Revision UĂ&#x160; Non-Surgical Knee Skin Tightening UĂ&#x160; Non-Surgical Neck Skin Tightening Accent laser therapy uses radio frequency to treat cellulite and

other fatty deposits. Multiple Radio Frequency Energy sources heat underneath the skin causing fat cells to shrink and improve circulation to the area. By stimulating collagen production it makes the area look smoother. Accent is the only system on the market that provides two types of radio frequency technologies together. Accent provides long lasting results in just a few quick treatments, and unlike other cellulite laser technologies, progress is immediately visible after each session. DUAL-LAYER THERMOTHERAPY The ďŹ rst device of its kind, AccentÂŽXL is a unique, multiapplication, Radio Frequency (RF) based platform for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles, skin tightening, fat reduction and Body Contouring. Only the AccentÂŽXL system combines two proprietary radio frequency modes - BiPolar and UniPolar - using separate handpieces that provide therapeutic heat at different tissue depths within the body for optimal results by treating at all levels of skin and fat. The AccentÂŽXL duallayer thermotherapy platform offers the newest revolutionary technologies that get great results! Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera is a world renowned Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dermatologic Surgeon and Cosmetic Laser Expert. He is Dual Board certiďŹ ed with a Fellowship in Dermatology from the American College of Osteopathic Dermatology. With over fourteen years of ongoing advanced training in lasers and Aesthetics. He is a clinical researcher, publisher, an Assistant Professor of Dermatology for 5 universities and the Toprequested International physician trainer and

DR. SHINO BAY AGUILERA Dual Board Certified Dermatologic Surgeon Winner of the Best Non Surgical Facial Enhancement Award, announced at The Aesthetic AwardsTM Miami. Shino Bay Cosmetic Dermatology Plastic Surgery & Laser Institute LLC. 350 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 110 )RUW/DXGHUGDOH)/Â&#x2021;   www.ShinoBayDerm.com Keynote speaker for one of the worlds leading laser manufacturers and a master of artfully administering cosmetic injectables and the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best non surgical cosmetic procedures. He is the number one injector of Sculptra Aesthetic in the United States, a speaker and Physician Trainer for Sculptra Aesthetic as well as a nationally Top Ranked Platinum Injector, Trainer and Keynote Speaker for Allergan (Botox & Juvederm). Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera offers over 25 of the wordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading edge, premier, laser & cosmetic technologies to optimize your results. Call now to set up your Free Cosmetic Consultation: (954) 765-3005 to visit this world class, brand new ofďŹ ce of the future, located on glamorous Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale (convenient parking) Or for more Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera information and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before & Afterâ&#x20AC;? After Dual Frequency Treatment Result 2 in1 Skin Photos, visit Tightening Treatment the New: www. ShinoBayDerm. com.

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AS JOURNALISM LANDSCAPE CHANGES PR PROS HELP CUT THROUGH THE CLUTTER SUSAN MILLER

Senior Account Executive

13LQH,VODQG5RDG Suite 320 Plantation, FL 33322  www.BoardroomPR.com For public relations professionals and their clients, the changing journalism landscape is proving to be a blessing and a curse. While print news holes are shrinking; online opportunities are growing exponentially. The Internet can be viewed as the great leveling ďŹ eld. Stories that once might only have been seen in a local print publication now are published online, indexed by search engines to become a source of reference for those seeking information about a particular subject. Once that happens, your story has the potential to spread like wildďŹ re. Case in point: Homeowner association attorney Michael Chapnick published a blog on his website about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. He was interviewed about it by a local newspaper. In turn, that article was read by a television journalist

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who interviewed Mr. Chapnick about the legal implications for homeowner associations. It was news that was timely, relevant and spoke to Mr. Chapnickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expertise. With shrinking news staffs, journalists must cover more â&#x20AC;&#x201C; writing for print, the web, and in some cases shooting and producing their own videos. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have time to cut through the clutter to ďŹ nd the story or the source. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to be able to provide them with something of value. While you may not like to hear it, it likely means that unless you have news thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique, intriguing or relevant to whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening in the world that day, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely your email, voicemail, tweet or other request will fall on deaf ears. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a public relations professionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job not only to ďŹ nd the right angle, but to provide the reporter with as much n as background information er for possible to make it harder the reporter to say no. As a ears journalist who spent 30 years nd in radio, television, print and ow writing for the web, I know at almost instinctively what story ideas will pass musterr with most reporters. Blasting out a press release simply isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough a n y m o re . While press releases have their place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; erence serving as a point of reference

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and background information -- relationship building is key. Public relations professionals meet with reporters regularly. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s their job to stay on top of what they are working on, to read through editorial calendars and to anticipate where they can place their client. Finally, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about deadlines. You can have the best public relations person in the world, but if a reporter needs a quote or wants to tell your story today, you need to be available. Deadlines donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait, and neither do reporters. You may not get a second chance. Susan R. Miller is a senior account executive with Boardroom Communications, an integrated public relations and marketing ďŹ rm with ofďŹ ces in Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Orlando. srmiller@boardroompr. com Twitter @SusanRMiller1


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HPV

GLOBALLY THE MOST COMMON SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTION We all want to protect each other and ourselves from infections like HPV, and learning more about it is an important ďŹ rst step. The initials - HPV- are used to abbreviate the name of the virus, human papillomavirus. More than 100 types of HPV have been found, and about 40 of these are capable of infecting men and women. The virus is so common that we believe three out of four people (if not every body) who have sex will have it in their lives; prevailing more between the ages of 15 and 25. HPV may infect not only the genital organs but the mouth, throat and anus as well. Surprisingly enough most of the people wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t develop any symptoms, which makes control of transmission more difďŹ cult to prevent. The infection is spread through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. It may be passed also during oral sex. Since intercourse is not necessary for the virus transmission, same sex partners may acquire it. What are the potential health problems of HPV? As I mentioned before, most of the people who acquired HPV do not develop symptoms or health problems. 90% of the time it will be cleared thanks to the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immune system. If the body is unable to clear the infection and it persists, it can cause some

problems. All the HPV types are not equal in their effect on the human body. We divided them into two basic categories: high and low risk. This differentiation was made because those that are high risk have more potential to attack normal cells, alter and damage them so they begin to grow differently. These changes may progress to what we consider pre-cancer, or as you have heard dysplasia. In most women the immune system destroys the virus before it causes cancer, and the cells heal. We believe that HPV is linked to basically all cervical cancers. It has been related to cancers of the anus, vulva, vagina and penis as well. Low risk HPV is known to cause genital warts; these are bumps or groups of them that may appear in different areas like the vagina and surrounding skin, anus, throat and oral cavity. Since cervical cancer usually presents no symptoms until it is advanced, women should have regular screenings to prevent that precursor lesions progress. We do that through the PAP and HPV tests. These tests have become so powerful in predicting your chances of detecting cancer that currently we recommend a longer interval between them, every 2-3 years (even up to 5 years), as long as you have no risk factors, present normal results in the past and continue proper

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Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist Advanced Female Care 1RUWK)ODPLQJR5RDG6XLWH Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 3KRQH   info@afemcare.com www.bennyesquenazimd.com annual physical examination. In terms of preventing infection, young women (ages 9-26) can be vaccinated to decrease the chances of acquiring the infection, particularly by the types of HPV that cause most of these health issues. It is also important to limit the number of sexual partners and use male and female condoms. We will be glad to have you in our ofďŹ ce if you have not done your routine exam yet, Call us at 954-607-3811 or visit BennyEsquenazimd.com

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A SECOND OPINION PROVIDES A SECOND CHANCE JAMES HOFFMAN, MD

Cleveland Clinic Florida Hematology Oncologist

Cleveland Clinic Florida &OHYHODQG&OLQLF%OYG Weston, Florida  '2&725 clevelandclinicflorida.org Magda Villegas thought she was out of options. She had been diagnosed with blood cancer, and her doctor told her she wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My other doctor, at the other hospital, sent me home to die,â&#x20AC;? Magda says. Blood cancer, or hematologic cancer, refers to a variety of disorders including leukemia, Hodgkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that results in an overproduction of abnormal white blood cells, leaving patients at risk for bruising, bleeding, and infections. Hodgkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph system, which is the part of the immune system that aids proper blood function. It can cause symptoms that include swollen lymph nodes, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. Magda had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow that prevents the marrow from making healthy blood cells. Although Magda was about to go into hospice care at the recommendation of her doctor,

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she sought a second opinion from oncologist James Hoffman, MD, at Cleveland Clinic Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cancer Institute. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We see a lot of patients coming in for a second opinion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; people who have received many treatments and have been told they are out of options,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Hoffman said. When patients like Magda come to Dr. Hoffman, his ďŹ rst step is to ďŹ nd out what other doctors have tried. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My goal in this circumstance is to get complete records, to go step by step through their prior treatment, and determine what options still remain,â&#x20AC;? he said. Dr. Hoffman then works with other Cleveland Clinic doctors, such as radiologists and pathologists, to develop an individualized treatment plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Complicated cases like Magdaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s require input from many specialists,â&#x20AC;? A Second Opinion Provides a Second Chance he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being part of a multi-specialty team of physicians who communicate and work together is a huge beneďŹ t to our patients.â&#x20AC;? Luckily for Magda, there was a revious class of drugs that her previous doctor hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t triedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and they worked. Her cancer has been in remission for close to two years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People who know me think I am a miracle, and I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true,â&#x20AC;? Magda said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I say Dr. Hoffman iss my guardian angel.â&#x20AC;? A c c o rd i n g to D r. or Hoffman, treatments for

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blood cancer are becoming more effective and more tolerable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very optimistic time for people with blood disorders and cancers,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would encourage blood cancer patients to make sure they are seen at centers with cutting-edge treatments because outcomes are getting better all the time.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Hoffman says Magdaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story gives hope to other blood cancer patients. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Magda is inspirational,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re striving forâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to change peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives in this way.â&#x20AC;? Cleveland Clinic Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comprehensive approach to cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery means that patients receive support and guidance from a dedicated team of experts from day one. This approach has not only helped patients ďŹ ght the disease, but also provides comfort and strength along their journey. To find your Cleveland Clinic Cancer expert, call 800.639.DOCTOR, or visit clevelandclinicďŹ&#x201A;orida.org./cancer


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COULD YOU HAVE FOOD ALLERGIES? I TEST FOR 150 DIFFERENT FOODS AND ADDITIVES.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I CAN BARELY LEAVE THE HOUSE,â&#x20AC;? Heidi said, squinting her eyes the entire time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perhaps if we turned off the ďŹ&#x201A;uorescent lights, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be more comfortable. I can see well enough with the light coming through my window treatments.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you Dr. Woliner. Bright lights deďŹ nitely make my migraines worse. If you could only ďŹ x my IBS with a ďŹ&#x201A;ip of a switch â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tell me more.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some weeks Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m constipated, not having a BM for ďŹ ve days or more, even with laxatives. Lately itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been the opposite; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the bathroom at least ten times a day. My bum is so irritated that I now see blood on the toilet paper each time I go. And the bloating! I can go from being normal to 5 months pregnant in the span of a few hours.â&#x20AC;? I empathized, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can see how frustrating that can be. What have your doctors told you?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The GI looked at me from top to bottom, literally. He said I had acid reďŹ&#x201A;ux, so he put me on Nexium. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have Crohnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, just hemorrhoids that bleed pretty bad.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything else?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;sludgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in my gallbladder, so they took that out. Didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help. The ER thought I had appendicitis, so they removed that too.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have you ever been tested for food allergies?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like peanuts? I had a skin test that came out normal.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are many types of adverse reactions to food, and swelling up due to a nut allergy is only one of

them. I was actually thinking about the other things: lactose intolerance, gluten allergy, and intolerances to food and food additives, such as MSG [1].â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Woliner, I brought you all my old records. If it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in there, then I guess not.â&#x20AC;? I moved onto my physical exam, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Say Ahhhh.â&#x20AC;? As I looked into her mouth, I saw this white/yellow coating all over Heidiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tongue, as well as two canker sores on the inside of her cheek. Heidiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breath didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t smell too good either â&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we have our answer. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not digesting your food, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re fermenting it!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;In addition to our teeth (and a fork and knife), we digest our food chemically, with stomach acid, digestive enzymes, and good bacteria (Lactobacillus acidophillus, etc). Acid blocking drugs such as Nexium interfere with that process, allowing bad bacteria to grow and putrefy your food [2]. The byproducts irritate your gut, causing canker sores, dyspepsia, and diarrhea [3]. Proteins youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d normally break down, are absorbed intact, leading to food allergy symptoms of migraines, arthritis, and depression [4].â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do we ďŹ nd out what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m allergic to?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I start with a blood test for 150 different foods and additives to see which ones are most likely to be a problem, but the gold standard is a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Food Challengeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; [5]. I want to know for sure you have a bad

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reaction, so I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t restrict your diet unnecessarily.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;So Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to avoid some foods the rest of my life?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perhaps not. That bad bacteria, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO)â&#x20AC;&#x2122; is what they call it, causes a ruckus inside your gut [6]. Eliminating the bad bugs, and replacing them with friendly probiotics helps reduce food allergy symptoms [7]. After your GI tract is cleaned up, you may be able to tolerate foods you were previously sensitive to.â&#x20AC;? In addition to having an overgrowth of Pseudomonas, which happened to be resistant to several antibiotics; Heidiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tests showed responses to egg white, pork, onion, chicken, milk and coffee [8]. Challenge testing proved that coffee was a false positive, for which Heidi was extremely thankful. A short course of treatment, combined with a pharmacologic dose of probiotics improved Heidiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bowel movements to two â&#x20AC;&#x153;Class 4-5 Stoolsâ&#x20AC;? per day [9]. Upon Heidiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s follow-up visit three months later, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Woliner, you can keep the lights on; I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get headaches anymore [10].â&#x20AC;?

REFERENCES: [1] Degaetani MA, Crowe SE. A 41-year-old woman with abdominal complaints: is it food allergy or food intolerance? How to tell the difference. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Sep;8(9):7559. [2] Uzunismail H, et al. PPIs and food allergy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Apr;105(4):963-4. [3] Campbell AK, et al. Bacterial metabolic â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;toxinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: a new mechanism for lactose and food intolerance, and irritable bowel syndrome. Toxicology. 2010 Dec 30;278(3):268-76. [4] Zopf Y, et al. The differential diagnosis of food intolerance. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2009 May;106(21):359-69. [5] MacDermott RP. Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in outpatients with inďŹ&#x201A;ammatory bowel disease using a food and beverage intolerance, food and beverage avoidance diet. InďŹ&#x201A;amm Bowel Dis. 2007 Jan;13(1):91-6. [6] Ghoshal UC, et al. Frequency of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and chronic non-speciďŹ c diarrhea. J Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2010 Jan;16(1):40-6. [7] Savilahti E, et al. Pre and probiotics in the prevention and treatment of food allergy. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Jun;8(3):243-8. [8] Breneman JC. Allergy elimination diet as the most effective gallbladder diet. Ann Allergy. 1968 Feb;26(2):83-7. [9] Bristol Stool Scale. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Stool_Scale [10] Arroyave HernĂĄndez CM, et al. Food allergy mediated by IgG antibodies associated with migraine in adults. Rev Alerg Mex. 2007 Sep-Oct;54(5):162-8.

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A NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART TREATMENT IS NOW AVALABLE FOR TOENAIL FUNGUS DR. ERIC WEINSTEIN, D.P.M.  Weston - 2300 N Commerce Pkwy. 6XLWH:HVWRQ &RUDO6SULQJV&RUDO5LGJH'U &RUDO6SULQJV

Dr. Weinstein is the first physician in South Florida to utilize the PinPointe Foot Laser. Over the past 3 years he has performed over 1000 procedures. This FDA approved technology kills the pathogens that cause toenail fungus (Onychomycosis) The gentle laser light works through the nail. UĂ&#x160; Safe. UĂ&#x160; No side effects. UĂ&#x160; Does not harm the nail or skin. UĂ&#x160; Painless-no anesthesia needed. UĂ&#x160; S h o e s can be worn immediately after treatment. A fungus infection of the toenail, also known as onychomycosis, is one of the most common dermatologic disorders affecting the foot. The disease is characterized by a thickening of the toenail plate, debris under the toenail, a lifting of the leading edge of the nail, a change in nail color and occasionally an odor. Patients complain that toenail fungus is ugly and embarrassing. This condition is often ignored because the infection can be present for years without causing any pain. If ignored, the infection can

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spread to other toenails, the skin on the feet (ringworm or tinea pedis) and even the ďŹ ngernails. Severe cases can impair oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to walk or lead t o painful ingrown toenails. Contributing factors for developing nail fungus infection include: UĂ&#x160; A history of athleteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foot UĂ&#x160; Injury to the nail bed UĂ&#x160; Sports/ shoe trauma UĂ&#x160; Excessive perspiration UĂ&#x160; Diabetes UĂ&#x160; Circulatory problems UĂ&#x160; Immune-deďŹ ciency conditions Treatments for Fungal Nails Historically, treatments for fungal nails included topical medications, oral agents (pills) or surgical removal of the nail plate. The topical medications were largely ineffective. Oral agents have been known to have possible side affects involving the liver, stomach upset, rashes and temporary loss of taste. Blood tests are needed to monitor the liver enzymes. Removal of the nail plate was painful and debilitating.

beam has no effect on healthy tissue. There is no discomfort associated with the treatment during or after. This treatment does not harm or affect your activity in any way. Some patients may experience the sensation of heat. Is this treatment safe? There are no age or health restrictions or limitations. In clinical studies there have been no adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities or known side effects. As you may know, the use of the oral medication available today for treatment of fungus toenails, carries with it possible systemic involvement (commonly the liver and kidney). This laser does not! Dr. Weinstein has offices in Weston and Coral Springs. He is Board CertiďŹ ed by The American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. He has been in practice for 29 years. For additional information visit : www.laser4nailfungus.com or call 954 796-1800.

How does the laser work? This patented laser is specially designed to penetrate through your toenail and destroy the specific pathogens embedded in and under your nail causing the infection. Is this laser painful? The gentle laser light

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ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE BY RANDI AILEEN PRESS

“Welcome…this is my office,” says Chef Gary Wood pointing to the lively kitchen inside Ernie’s Italian Chophouse located in Lighthouse Point. The chef’s warm, wide grin and cheerful approach translates through the evening as he cares for every plate that passes from his hands on the cooking line to the dining CHEF GARY WOOD AND OWNER ERNIE PATTI area. Schooled at the Florida Culinary Institute, mentored and cheffed locally at 32 East, Aura and Max’s Grille, he approaches the menu offerings in a wonderfully minimalistic style. “We use only a few ingredients and allow the true flavor of the food to be present,” the chef shares. This minimalistic method of preparing the small and main plates allows a bona fide Italian experience. There is an unpretentious ambiance at Ernie’s. The lounge is lit with soft blue lights that provide a serene feeling from the moment you arrive. The hallway leading to the dining area is white brick and the windows are frosted. Ernie Patti, the owner, greets the regulars and new diners as they enter and you may find him escorting your party to the dining area. The interior of the restaurant translates a South Beach style vibe. I’m not sure about you but reviewing the menu at an Italian chophouse is always daunting for me. I want to taste everything, especially the unique offerings and the classics. The list of options to try at Ernie’s is not overwhelming. There are a variety of wonderful

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specials prepared by the chef with a new twist. “Laughing and sharing each other’s choices is highly encouraged,” Chef Wood says with a big grin. The Eggplant Stack is a classic and a “must have!” It is breaded and lightly fried, with sliced vine ripened tomato, house made mozzarella cheese and balsamic syrup decorates the plate. Wonderful! There’s very little sauce therefore you truly taste the crispy eggplant. The grilled Octopus is flown in from Spain; the full arm is served with cannellini beans, baby arugula and warm limoncello vinaigrette. This is delectable! Don’t miss trying this if you enjoy Octopus. The Veal Meatballs are served over a mixed green salad and a side of fresh ricotta cheese that is to die for. Original pasta dishes are offered at Ernie’s Italian Chophouse and they are special. Straw & Hay will tempt your palate and is rather rich but worth the calories. This spinach and egg noodle dish with pancetta, onions, peas and a prosecco cream sauce is outrageous! There will be nothing left in your bowl… that’s a promise. And, Black Fettuccine with shrimp, jumbo lump crab, white wine with shallots and toasted bread crumbs is extraordinary. Live a little! The Chicken Scarpariello for two is a roasted chicken on the bone, cut up and served with sweet Italian sausage and peppers. The agredolce sauce, a traditional red wine vinegar reduction, with fresh rosemary and the flash-fried brined chicken can be made for one as well. Unbelievably delicious. Chef Wood will be delighted to prepare your steak “ordered to style.” The 14 ounce Ribeye is aged 21 days


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954-781-0910 ErniesItalianChophouse. com CUISINE: Italian COST: Moderateexpensive HOURS: Dinner daily RESERVATIONS: Suggested

RECIPE CHICKEN SCARPARIELLO FOR TWO » 1-3lb. chicken » 2 large red peppers » 4 oz. Italian long hot peppers » 4-6 oz. Italian sausage » 6-8 oz. Agrodolce sauce

to maximize tenderness and enhance flavor, has a buttery marble and can be ordered rare plus or tar tar with an egg on top if that is your fancy. There is no need for special or extra sauces on a steak when it is prepared that perfect. A few special sides that you may want to try include the cavatelli with garlic, fontina and parsley. This version of mac and cheese is prepared risotto-style, fresh to order and is made with heavy cream. It’s wonderful! The sautéed brussel sprouts with butter and thyme are also flavorsome. Other sides include truffle parmesan fries, beer battered onion rings, whipped sweet potatoes and broccoli rabe. All delicious! No dinner is complete without something sweet, wouldn’t you agree? Desserts are made fresh and include, but are not limited to, bread pudding, sorbet, gelato and cannoli. The cheesecake is made with four pounds of cheese but is light and delicious resembling a soufflé. Satiated is the word that comes to mind when you have completed your dining experience. That is a wonderful feeling! Whether you are a gourmet food lover or someone who enjoys a more simple approach, Ernie’s Italian Chophouse offers a variety of fantastic choices to experience. Wines are served by the bottle or glass, little bottles of bubbles and a full bar are also available.

FOR THE BRINE » 1 gallon of water » 1 cup Kosher salt » 1 cup packed brown sugar » 2 bay leaves » 1 Tbsp. Whole black pepper corn toasted » 4 rosemary sprigs

INSTRUCTIONS: » In a large stock pot, combine all ingredients for the brine. Bring the mixture to a boil until salt and sugar have completely dissolved; allow to cool. Cut and divide chicken into 10 pieces and submerge each piece into brine for at least 3-4 hours in a refrigerator. Remove chicken from brine, pat dry with paper towel and set aside and allow to come to room temperature. » Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove all seeds from peppers and dice. In a mixing bowl, combine peppers with oil, salt and pepper. Place peppers on an oven pan and roast in the oven until the peppers are slightly tender, approximately 10 minutes. » Roast or grill sausage until cooked. Reserve. » In a deep fryer with oil at 375 degrees, carefully fry chicken until an internal temperature of 165 degrees is reached. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate. AGRODOLCE SAUCE » 1 cup red wine » 1 cup red wine vinegar » 1 cup light brown sugar

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Pink Hearts Casino Night AUDI Pembroke Pines hosted the 2nd Annual Pink Hearts Casino Night Fundraiser for The Relay For Life of Weston and American Cancer Society. At the event held on Thursday, May 17, 2012, attendees enjoyed playing casino games with catering provided by Bank Atlantic Center. Michelle Esposito & Steve Nudelberg

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30 Rock The Leadership Broward Foundation hosted “30ROCK- Dancing through the Decades” in celebration of its 30th anniversary at the Signature Grand on Friday, June 8, 2012.

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Journey of Hope Gala On Saturday, June 2, 2012 Attendees enjoyed a Cocktail Reception, Auction, Dinner, Dancing and the Announcement of Man & Woman of the Year Winners. Emceed by Jorge Estevez, Reporter CBS4/My 33 was on hand at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66. Co-Chairs Michael Romagnolo & Ana Vento

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BMW Car Showcase Lauderdale BMW held an Owners Car Showcase at the Dealership on July 1st. Hundreds of BMW fanatics were on hand to enjoy the day filled with food, music and awards for best car series. General Manger Jeff Deucker welcomed the BMW of North America Team and the traveling roadshow. Mike Hugh Winner Best in M-Series Category

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Daniel Cardenas, Stephanie Perez, Angelica Artiles & Joel Cardenas

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scene on site Dinner with Philanthropists On June 27th, Kids In Distress hosted Dinner with Philanthropists at The Wasie Villa to thank donors for their commitment. The dinner, presented by Signature Grand and The Wasie Foundation, is an exclusive dinner series recognizing charities and non-profit organizations in South Florida. Kathleen Cannon & Jen Klaassens

Irene & Gary Carraway

Stephen Ferrante, Emilio Benitez & Jim Gouveia

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SightTrust On Thursday, June 7, 2012 Cory M. Lessner, M.D., President and CEO, and Andrew C. Shatz, M.D., Medical Director welcomed over 100 guests at the Grand Opening of the SightTrust Eye Institute in Sunrise.

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Read to Succeed Initiative On June 20, 2012 committee members and guests of the Jason Taylor Read to Succeed Initiative celebrated raising $185,000 that goes towards the operations of the Reading Room and college scholarships. The event was held at Smoke on the Water with an open bar, free Davidoff cigars, and catered food.

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Boys & Girls Club’s 45th Annual Dinner Auction April 21, 2012 was a Night to Remember at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino where the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County hosted their Annual Dinner Auction. Rick & Rita Case

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