The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida on May 10, 1993 · 92
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The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida · 92

Miami, Florida
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Monday, May 10, 1993
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TgTiyrrcm mynurm iimnujiwuywynutMuiy V V M " o X X X T “ x X X X X ’ X X X s X X X X 83 THE MIAMI HERALD MONDAY MAY 10 1993 A Farmers hope federal funds come soon FARMERS FROM IB people don’t seem to recognize that” Jim McMullen a director of the US Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service in Washington says he understands farmers’ frustration but doesn’t think the government has forgotten them The $31 million now being released will help refinance an emergency program that offered to reimburse farmers 64 percent of costs related to debris cleanup and irrigation repair after the hurricane More than 1000 applications for aid came in and the program ran out of money months ago When that happened administrators announced that applicants would get only half the cash they "were expecting Many were left holding repair and cleanup bills they could not pay “Quite frankly I can sympathize with farmers for being concerned when they only got 50 percent of the money” McMullen says “They were told they would get a certain amount And they went ahead and contracted to have that work done But the Department of Agriculture was concerned that all producers get started with at least some money That’s why we cut the payments in half” US Sen Bob Graham D-Fla says farmers fell victim to a presidential transition One administration made commitments to farmers who had to wait for an incoming Cabinet to fulfill them “They truly were caught in the middle And I don’t know why it took so long” says Graham who lobbied budget director Leon Panetta to release the needed $3 1 million Not all farmers consider government assistance their bogeyman Tomato and vegetable growers were able to plant their winter crops only weeks after Hurricane Andrew They came back only to face other problems “You couldn’t have asked for a worse season” says August Bur-richter foreman for Bruce Ag tomato growers “The hurricane really was not a factor as far as the season was concerned People over planted at the wrong time Mexico came in with a lot of tomatoes really cheap And the March 12 storm hurt us really badly” At a time when tropical fruit growers should be starting a summer harvest many only are now Top Cuban radio host moves on the dial to job at WCMQ GARCIA FUSTE FROM IB come “I believe that it was a good acquisition” said Raul Alarcon owner of the station “He is the news world’s leading personality” Garcia Fuste has been wooed from La Cubanisima before In 1989 he was offered the directorship of TV Marti a Washington DC-based station that transmits to Cuba But he declined Garcia Fuste joined WQBA in 1981 after arriving in Miami from New York where he worked with radio station WBNX The majority of his career has been spent on the radio both in Cuba and the United States In the last few months Garcia Fuste has become a social worker of sorts for Cuban rafters and defectors He helps them fill out immigration forms get medical appointments work whatever they need It’s a rare week that his “Open Microphone” show isn’t visited or called by newly arrived defectors or rafters recounting their exploits in fleeing Cuba His program also serves as a clearinghouse for information between rafters looking to locate their relatives in Miami In the cases of rafters who die at sea Garcia Fuste has been among the first to begin the paperwork for the funerals Five years ago a scholarship in his honor was created at Miami-Dade Community College The $1000 scholarships are awarded each year at a luncheon celebrating Garcia Fuste’s birthday Garcia Fuste said none of that would change at his new job “I’m going to continue giving out immigration forms helping all who arrive” he said “This is radio at the service of the people” The management of WCMQ hopes that Garcia Fuste’s fans will move with him to the new station and that he’ll also pick up new listeners “The people of South Florida move a lot change a lot It’s made up of other ethnic groups and needs an infusion of news from other places” said Alarcon “That’s what we’re going to give” Garcia Fuste’s decision to leave has prompted WQBA to shift gears fast A meeting was scheduled for Sunday night to discuss who would replace him “He is a strong and effective person We’re going to miss him” said Levin “But La Cubanisima in the past has created personalities and we’ll do it again” WQBA is behind WAQI-Radio Mambi in the overall Spanish-language radio ratings and the gap has widened in the last three years One of the principal reasons was that two years ago Mambi brought over two top La Cubanisima’s talents — Tomas Regalado and Fernando Pena-baz who died a year ago Garcia Fuste’s strongest critics have been the “ dialogueros ” — exiles who favor peaceful dialogues with the Castro regime toward bringing democracy to the island Garcia Fuste frequently blasted the dialogueros as undercover Communists or Castro agents In turn his critics say that Garcia Fuste is generally critical of people whose views don’t coincide with the conservative philosophy of the Cuban American National Foundation of which-he has been a longtime supporter The decision to leave La Cubanisima was not an easy one Garcia Fuste said “In truth last night I couldn’t sleep I’m very conservative and 1 don’t like changes” he said “I’m leaving behind friends that I’ve worked with for 1 2 years and I’m going to miss them a whole lot” TOTS turned OWNER RETIRES BY ABSOLUTE AUCTION SKYLAKE BAKERY (SKYLAKE MALL) 1736 NE MIAMI GARDENS DR (183rd ST) NO MIAMI BCH TUESDAY MAY 11TH 10:00 AM (1) Middlebv-Marshall Ovens Proof Boxes Kettles y- 140 Qt Hobart Mixer 80 Qt Hobart Mixer 20 Qt Hobart Mixer Coolers-Freezers Showcases Slicers Racks Scales More - More More ABSOLUTE AUCTION re 1239 NE 8th AVE FT LAUDERDALE WEDNESDAY MAY 12th 10:00 AM DOUBLE STACK PIZZA OVEN BEER COOLERS MARSHALL PIZZA OVEN 60 QT MIXER 4 REACH IN 2X4 DOOR 20 QT MIXER (3) TAYLOR YOGURT MACHINES DIPPING CABINET ICE CREAM FREEZERS (3) SLICERS HOBART CERKEL (2) NEW FRANKLIN CHEF RANGES WSAtAMANDER 10 BURNER RANGES (6) 6 BURNER RANGES BUFFALO CHOPPERS rw n i d rr 1 DINING ROOM: 200 CHAIRS: 50 FORMICA TABLES SMALLWARES: 260 BRAND NEW 20 30 40 QT STOCK POTS 200 SHEET PANS COPPER CHAFFING DISHES (4) HAMILTON BEACH MIXERS JET SPRAY MIXER HOT DOG MACHINE CAPPUCINO MACHINE (10) SS TABLES GLASSWARE MORF MORE MORE TO RAISE CASH WE REDUCE OUR INVENTORY BY ABSOLUTE AUCTION re 55r5r iSGRI a X !H?rr tji SALE SITE: F SHARP MUSIC STORE 10361 W SAMPLE RD CORAL SPRINGS SALE DATE: SUNDAY MAY 16th 1:00 PM PARTIAL LIST: GUITARS ELECTRIC GUITARS ACOUSTIC GUITARS DRUMS BRAND NAMES OVATION TACKAMINE GIBSON FENDER EPIPHONE CRATE SUN AUDIO CENTRION ETC replanting Others still are deciding whether to replant new trees that may take years to produce income “It’s a difficult decision to replant” avocado grower Murray Mantell says “It’s an expensive proposition Quite a few of them decided they couldn’t come back They just went ahead and went into row crops” like toma-: toes squash and beans Still says bean and com farmer ‘ Teena Borek they came back “We farmed and I think that’s good enough” she says “A lot of businesses didn’t Recovery will be a slow process But yes we will Of course we will You can’t stand still You can’t close up a store and come back to it in half a year when the economy gets better” LEONARD J COOPERMAN Attorney At Law 573-4144 IE© REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Metropolitan Dade County is seeking the services of one or more experienced biologist(s) hereinafter referred to as the Proposer for the selection of a biologist(s) to perform ecological studies of freshwater wetlands in northwest Dade County proposed for limestone mining Information provided will be necessary in evaluating wetland quality and function pursuant to future land use scenarios It is the County's intention to solicit Proposals from as many firms as are interested to evaluate those proposals to conduct oral presentations if necessary to venfy all information and to negotiate and award contract(s) for the scope of services outlined in the Request for Proposals (RFP) The RFP is being issued as will any addenda for Metro-Dade County by the Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) The contact person for all inqumes is Ms Elizabeth Lewis at (305) 372-6567 A Pre-Proposal conference will be held beginning at 10:00 am on May 24 1993 in Room 18-4 (18th floor) Stephen P Clark Building 111 NW 1st Street The original and eight (8) copies a total of nine (9) of the Proposal package are to be submitted to the Dade County Clerk of the Board no later than 1 :00 pm on June 4 1993 at the following address: Metropolitan Dade County The Clerk of the Board of the Board of County Commisloners 111 NW 1st Street Suite 210 Miami FL 33128 REQUEST FOR CONTRACTOR APPLICATIONS Metro-Dade County is soliciting applications from expenenced qualified Contractors to expand our sources of construction services in the following trade categories for future expedited bidding opportunities: In order to submit bids in the above categories- interested parties must register with the Contract Coordination Office by calling or visiting: Metro-Dade County Contract Coordination Office 111 NW First Street 29th Floojr Miami Florida 33128-1989 1 Telephone: (305)375-5500 Decorate your home or apartment with tips from “Home and Design” in Sunday’s Herald Get ready for the next hurricane season with HURRICANES: HOW TO PREPARE & RECOVER a special guide published by The Miami Herald This 128-page softcover book contains step-by-step instructions for protecting lives and property when a hurricane threatens plus information on how to recover in the hours days and months following the storm Stormproofing your house inside and out Getting supplies before it’s too late Protecting pets cars and boats Finding a safe place before the storm hits What to do immediately after the storm Living without power and water Repairing your house phone furniture Saving your trees and plants NOTE: The Miami Herald will donate 25 of net profits from sales of this book to help build the new Centro Campesino Community Center in Florida City Centro Campesino provides food shelter and assistance to South Dade residents and serves all ethnic and racial groups sf m:x cc:::3 cffec! 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