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business section….

Food Prices Alter Menus… front page…

double take with food prices at the store…corn….

worst case of food inflation in 20 years…corn….

Farmers Shy Away From Corn…page 3…

soybeans…not corn…why…ethanol…that’s why…

crops turning into fuel…. ethanol plants are increasing…50 in 1999 to 134 now…and more to come…

local section….

storm experts fear intense year…

La Nina phenomenon …and staying in business…of course…

Rent Your Dock? You May Owe Sales Tax…

renting your dock involves sales tax…who knew…if you did …you are in the minority…6% is required…

they are not coming to get you… yet…and if you did not collect …no harm/ no foul…but… if you got it from your customer and failed to file…they will come and you will be fined or face criminal charges!

A LBTS new resident decided to forgo renting his dock…not worth it ..he says…

now dock owners can register with the state at www.myflorida.com

More boating news…

Boaters seeking a better fit when bridge is rebuilt….

DOT invites discussion of Middle River span tonight…meeting at 5:30- 7:30 pm at Gallery One, Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel, 2670 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale…

Civic associations oppose memo from police chief…

don’t waste your time if you”re invited to a Ft. Lauderdale police to a meet and greet..they must remain mum on an array of topics…staffing, contractual, political and budget questions…in accordance with new memo from their chief….

Friday afternoon the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic organizations sent a letter to City Hall opposing the policy as an “attempt to suppress dialog” between police and citizens…..bad move …Chief!

front section….

Letters to the Editor…

City’s officials could look at glut vehicles…

interesting look at supplied vehicles such as BSO who gives each police officer a car…

heard this was the Ken Jenne plan…to show BSO presence where ever they are in Broward….Jenne is gone…times are tight…a presence…is it worth the price?

www.chicagotribune.com

The science of stain removal….

home- based remedies …

Ketchup…takes out the chlorine/ green from pool hair in blonds…

Ketchup…. can shine jewelry/ silver/ copper…

Mayo…leave it on a bumper sticker for several minutes…disolves the glue/ peel off

cooking spray….clean hub caps…spray..keeps brake black dust at bay to be wiped off

spray front grill before heading to Orlando and elsewhere…bugs won’t stick andd wipe right off!…

more online …

www.miamiherald.com

front section….

Hands only CPR also saves lives…

no fancy BSO equipment ……hands only CPR works just as well as mouth/hand CPR…the doctor who has been pushing this…for 15 years…is happy but thinks it does not go far enough…he said there’s no point to giving early breaths in the case of sudden cardiac arrest….might make those hesitant to help jump in not having to do mouth to mouth anymore….

Traffic circle put on fast track…

as you read this one…think.. original east side sidewalk…switching to the west side on Seagrape Drive…which came after Seagrape Drive improvements with underground utilities …former Commissioner… lived in both sections…so the story goes….

Terra mar…sewers first….former commissioner lives there.. …so the story goes…

in Miami…a traffic circle was asked by a citizen at the time…dead end..no pun intended…that citizen becomes a commissioner…fast track…no barriers… traffic circle put in…cost to the taxpayers.. $ 137 thousand…..ahhh the perks… are they gone from LBTS?…. hope so….

Broward and state…

Fred Grimm…Sewer pipes in sea finally raise a stink…

an eye opener…hold your nose…

for decades Broward/ Miami has been pumping daily 300 million gallons of sewage into the ocean no more than 3 miles out…think coral reefs dying…fisheries depleted….bacteria….Scientist from FAU has been fighting false assumptions on this matter with collected data….it does not get carried out to sea from the gulf stream…easterly winds bring it back towards the beach…. for decades…now finally a light bulb went off and he is receiving some support…a bill is going through the senate requiring South Florida to stop the pumping by 2018…may be due to water shortage…and could be treated to use for watering etc…

business section….

Hotel would boost convention bookings, study shows…

Still traction for the Broward convention center hotel….a convenient study that shows just what proponents wanted it to…..$415 million to build…

Bill would reduce state research funds….

a bill being proposed would reduce by half the ammount of money the grant program invests in biotech companies and research centers….would take away from momentum that state has developed in attracting bioscience industry here…noted in Forbes…previous post…

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