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Join Pompano…

March 30, 2008 by Barbara

www.sunsentinel.com

Pompano Beach is going to ask the state to help them with the growing problems of iguanas…

Now that she is a new commissioner …Commissioner Clottey may want to have LBTS  join Pompano  in their attempts to get the state involved and help rid this town of the ever growing population…..

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Jumped Topix

March 30, 2008 by Barbara

I was right …the posters are now on the new Topix site…previously posted…

last weeks article about BSO Sheriff losing EMS….

the usual suspects have jumped ship….old portals Topix….dying a slow death…..

want in?…. check old post or go to www.sunsentinel.com

go to Topix….find LBTS and the Sheriff article about losing EMS….over 200 posts so far….

will this have the legs of the other….all the way until the 9/30/08 hand over?…..

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CIC Meeting

March 30, 2008 by Barbara

CIC members will be meeting tonight at 7 pm …

Their first meeting since the big change of power 2 months ago…

ballots have been mailed in and can be brought to the meeting…

nomination/ self nominations and changes to by- laws ….

a final ballot will be mailed out …..

the new board will take over in April…..

see previous post for what they are voting on….

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More Later

March 30, 2008 by Barbara

Last day in the windy city….where the temps will be a warm….for here…50 degrees!

some of the turned off lights in the city did not go back on….on purpose or problems?

Aquarium Day…Shedd …..one of the best in the world….

re- cap of visit…actually had 2 days of mother- daughter only….rare when they are married…

did the Michigan Ave. shopping thing….

went to lunch near campus…U of Chicago… bcbythesea daughter getting her Phd here…prospective brilliant undergrad students and their families were in the throes of the college rounds….

bcbytheseshubby arrived….

Field Museum yesterday….father son- in – law backgammon bonding….

downtown Chicago…food delivery is like New York… everything is a phone call away…

caught up on HBO John Adams series…1st part a yawn….then on to the second….and third….fourth is on tonight…all are “On Demand” on Comcast/Direct TV …or replaying…. just check….

shades of politicians …LBTS ….could be seen in the historical characters along with those who participate in the process…

case in point…one who was asked a question and started way back when…..just who could that learned historian be?…..brusque some of them…back door deals….smarmy …..and quiet… brilliant writers….such as Thomas Jefferson….Ben Franklin…. hmmmm Eliot Spitzer…. type peccadillos…..worth checking the series out….

on the plane late tonight…

this coming week….

Monday 5 pm….workshop Jarvis Hall Town Attorney RFPs…important….will be televised channel 78 Comcast or online…….public is welcome…up to Commission if they can speak….

www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov

remember…. Hollywood had 140 apply….

Tuesday 5 pm 1st open meeting on 4th of July. Jarvis Hall….not televised…any input…let Commissioners know…

also …..

Required items on the agenda by the Commissioners need to be put back to a week before…as in the past…the current 3 days after the last commission meeting does not give citizens enough opportunity if they would like a Commissioner to put something on….a reconsideration should be directed by the dais….

anything else today….just keep checking….or catch up on the categories….thanks to all the new comments, contacts….keep them coming…

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Papers

March 30, 2008 by Barbara

www.sunsentinel.com

Sat…online….

quick look….

BSO unveils $40 thousand dollar document scanner…saves man hours….any savings on salaries and pensions?

Hollywood…25 story high rise..where 17 is the limit…a zoning proposal…planned development zone to bypass current restrictions on heights….civic org. watchdogs will be heard from….

Lighthouse Point will receive up to $100 thousand dollars from the federal government for anti- terrorism …. will have a state- of- the art emergency operations center within city hall… Deerfield to get $100 thousand….  to upgrade their emergency response center…. Broward will get $135 thousand for a planner for2 years…

How did they do it?

Each year municipal governments apply for grants through the Broward County Emergency Management office….

and LBTS?

As stated in previous post…we need a grant writer…hired or volunteers from the community…

Commissioners agenda item needed ASAP!

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Lights Out

March 30, 2008 by Barbara

8:01…..lights are out in downtown Chicago…. (8- 9 pm in global warming… save the earth coalition)

The Hancock…Navy Pier and more…

some non- believers in the near by apartment buildings silently protest….

turning their lights on!

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Welcome 101

March 29, 2008 by Barbara

 101 Ocean should have opened a few hours ago…good luck …glad they finally got the nod….

This was one of the projects I voted on when  I was serving on Planning and Zoning Board….

Now let’s hope that 101 Ocean/Village Grille/Aruba and Athena decide to put on a street party on July 4th!

Heard other towns are scaling back or forgoing the 4th altogether….

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Malvina Hoffman

March 29, 2008 by Barbara

A visit to the Field Museum….

usually while everyone else is looking at major exhibits I like to see what does not jump out at others…

today it was these incredible bronze sculptures that were in the halls between exhibits….

the artist was Malvina Hoffman….. commissioned by the Field Museum she traveled the world to complete this exhibit called “The Races of Man”…for 5 years

The story I was told was that this exhibit was called the “Hall of Man” and was intact from the 1930’s until the late 60’s…. then relegated to the basement and in the dark corners of the museum without labels….due to the times…..

Sometime in recent years they have been brought back to more prominent placements…..

Upon returning back to the bcbytheseadaughter’s …. I googled Malvina Hoffman…

She has been called the greatest American artist you have never heard of…. the American Rodin…

she actually studied under Rodin and Gutzon Borglum…creator of Mt. Rushmore…

for the museum she created 91 full size bronzes and 13 marble sculptures….

when the museum broke up the exhibit….1/4 of it ended up in Cedar Rapids….

an incredibly interesting woman…what a life…what an artist….worth the Google…

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Update To Ratings

March 29, 2008 by Barbara

Commissioner Dodd kindly rang me up to inform me that before the two new Commissioners were sworn in …pre- sunshine….Commissioner Silverstone made it a point to let them each know that he would be holding back on his agenda items in the short term to give them each a chance to put on what was important to them to address…. this was not afforded to him when he was elected and something he felt was the right thing to do…..

Thanks for the clarification….Comm. Dodd….

Comm. Silverstone….I still look forward to what you will be bringing forth in the future!

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Code Of Judicial Conduct

March 29, 2008 by Barbara

www.jaablog.jaablaw.com

Muzzled…

Florida judicial contest continues to suffer from lack of transparency….

Florida has 162 circuit court judgeships up fro grabs this year …. just 23 are contested …5 incumbents face a challenge….

There is a “code of judicial conduct” that keeps the candidates mum….

a move nationally for disclosure of judicial candidates philosophy….

let the sun shine on where judges stand ….before they take the bench!

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