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DYING YOUNG LIBERTY CITY EDUCATION New school to open amid high hopes work with Landmark Education which runs self-improvement seminars and has a record of aggressive recruitment Palacio leads introductory seminars for the San Francisco-based company which has no official connection to the school Three of the six members of the board of trustees are involved with the group as is the woman who owns the building that will house the school Some of the volunteers helping Palacio establish the school are also active At a recent school open house one offered to register a Miami Herald reporter for introductory seminar But Palacio said she will not bring programs onto campus people come to me tell Palacio said I'd never tell a student or parent they should do this or you have to Some Miami Beach TURN TO CHARTER SCHOOL SB The founders of a new charter school the first in Miami Beach are active in a controversial self-awareness group BY MATTHEW I PINZUR AND ROB BARRY mpinzur a MiamiHerald com For years every attempt to open a charter school in Miami Beach has failed the process is arduous the application is time-consuming and suitable land is hard to find The first possible charter school could open next month near the 79th Street Causeway launched by a group of people who have little background in education and who are active in a self-awareness group known for its intensity had no idea about opening a school but whatever you know you can said Gladys Palacio the director who sold her janitorial-supply company to work full-time on the Charter on the Beach Middle SchooL The idea was bom during ATONEMENT: The street ministry of Mt Tabor Baptist Church shares a moment of prayer in the church parking lot after walking the streets of Liberty City's Pork 'n' Beans neighborhood to recruit worshipers ft W-'i 4 "'O 4 I 'ns- -v 7 4 out fliers church has to be at the forefront of saving this More than 30 ministers from churches throughout Liberty City have committed to holding an outdoor church service every Friday night at Pork Beans in an effort to spur a spiritual revival to curb the violence plaguing the community just decided to do work in a crisis right now and the church has always been the savior in the black said Rev Devin Brown who spearheaded the effort Rooted in urban tumultuous soul the church has been a steadfast force in the community even as poverty rocks its walls daily At Pork Beans the church finds itself faced by a most formidable foe the apathy Nine-year-old Sherdavia Jenkins was killed July 1 by a stray bullet while playing in her front yard Neighbors say doubtful another innocent child die the killers just TURN TO CHURCH 2B Outdoor church services are being held every Friday njght in an effort to spur a spiritual revival to curb the violence in Liberty City BY PETER BAILEY pbailey a MiamiHerald com out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in so that my house will be Luke 1423 JoeAnn Glover walked the sidewalk quoting the verse heading toward a group of teenagers her eyes glued on a young woman sitting with two children holding a church service around the Glover said have four kids with me and really the girl sighed gonna be a lot of good food Make sure those babies come get something to Glover replied Hungry kids single mothers and impassioned ministers were among 200 people who attended a church service Friday evening outside New Mt Moriah Baptist Church in Liberty City They were drawn to the gathering by Glover and a team of parishioners who i (h -y sy r4 can have fun and learn from their core and who they are WORSHIPERS: Tiffany Wright participates in an outdoor service with her 1-year-old nephew Quentin -GLADYS PALACIO above in front of the art 9aliery that she wants to turn into a charter school in Miami Beach canvassed the Pork Beans neighborhood late into the night Going door to door they passed out fliers and stopped cars for more than an hour Their mission: take back the streets wait on the government or the politicians They only come when the cameras are Dan Goodmond said as he passed ROBERT KELLEY 1 1937-2005 Math professor was avid preservationist FORT LAUDERDALE Community steps forward to help bury teen dent of the Tropical Audubon Society from 1979 to 1989 and remained active until his death As society president Kelley pressed for land acquisition and habitat protection for birds and manatees had a tremendous impact on raising public awareness and appreciation" said Elane Nuehring a friend from the Audubon Society He also was president emeritus and founder of the Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association and an active member of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden the Mayan Society and the Dade Native Plant Society was a great conservationist and said Mary Ann Wilson a close friend for decades who worked with him at the Audubon Society he was doing he was always celebrating the marvels of TURN TO KELLEY 5B Robert Kelley was a dedicated scholar bird-watcher and preservationist who fought to protect the habitats of birds and manatees BY ELIAS LOPEZ elopez aMiamiHerald com American architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said: nature love nature stay close to nature It will never fail If someone in South Florida lived by such a paradigm it was preservationist and University of Miami professor Robert Kelley Kelley 69 died Saturday of complications from acute leukemia at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center He had lived with leukemia for more than a decade Kelley an associate chair and professor in mathematics department was best known in the community for his work as a conservationist He served as presi Realizing they had no money for a funeral the family of 14-year-old Markese Wiggan shot July 3 turned to the community for help BY JENNIFER MOONEY PIEDRA jmooneyi'cuMiamiHeralcI com The family of Markese Wiggan didn't know how they were going to pay for their slain funeral so Wednesday they stood on Sunrise Boulevard near the Swap Shop in Fort Lauderdale begging for money Clad T-shirts emblazoned with photograph and the words Loving his father stepmother and brother walked up to cars and with TURN TO FUNERAL 2B I MIAMIHFRALO COM CLICK ON I EXTRAS FOR AN INTERACTIVE MAP DETAILING THE RASH OF RECENT YOUTH VIOLENCE WALTER MICHOTMIAMI HERALD STAFF LEADING PRAYER: Maurice Saulsby Markese Wiggan's father encourages Ta'Kys Heard 5 as she recites The Lord's Prayer at her cousin's funeral MIRAMAR 3B FIRE FORCES EVACUATION OF 150 HURRICANE RELIEF 3B FEMA GENERATOR RULES RIPPED The FEMA policy on generator reimbursement is called shortsighted DEATHS 4B JAMES BRAY Jim Bray helped found Mercy nursing program and taught 21 years ANAMENENDEZ COLUMNIST IS AWAY Read previous columns by Ana Menendez at www MiamiHerald com fVFV'MlTl'TMVI tj -v A roof fire in a Miramar apartment forced 150 out of their homes 4AAAA A A A A a a A a a A A A A A A A A A a a A A A a a -i a a a A A 2 A -a.

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