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Broward and State…

Condo plan a test for commission…

Hollywood..new commission will grapple with heights..and constituents pro and con…on redevelopment in town…in previous post…plan calls for 25 stories…vs. 17…it’s kickoff time…commissioners…

Why Rubio’s equity loan is our business…opinion by Ana Menendez…

Rubio did an OOPS…and has to amend his financial disclosures…loss of memory on a bank loan…questions arise of what role a loan from this bank could play in the future…as he might want to run for county mayor later on… note to politicians…have a second and third set of eyes check your disclosures…amending always raises red flags!

Broward plus…a picture from the LBTS rescue yesterday….. glad they responded …but all those who think that BSO are guys with rock hard bods while our VFD is soft around the middle…have not seen this photo!

Anti- Semitic blog remarks launch hate- crime probe…

in a BSO investigation on a now defunct blog containing anti-Semitic remarks etc… towards a commissioner …. have traced it back to another commissioner… detectives subpoenaed Mountain View, a Calif. based Google and a local internet provider for the information about the blog. That information led to a domain name registered to the commissioner who is accused of committing the act…see posters you can be found…careful out there!

front section…

High Tech building bought by county sits empty…

2 years after a $23.1 million dollar purchase the building sits empty…$5oo thousand for utilities and security…$22 thousand a month…and it will still be empty possibly until 2012… County Manager says they would have been remiss if they passed the opportunity to seize it ( as in purchaser…no eminent domain…not to worry)…as a long term investment… expect the same response to come from our Town Manager…. with the proposed purchase of a hotel next to the development office on A1A for approx.$1.9 million.

letters to the Editor…

No special deal for Coconut Grove traffic circle

a challenge to the traffic circle story…previous post…another side of the story…says no special deal…let’s see if there is a response to this response…ongoing?

Air of Hope..

heartbreaking story of parents…their son spent 5 minutes submerged …near drowning…tragic pool accident….trying to get him back from a coma…LBTS connection…the hyperbaric therapy he is receiving here to wake him up…they hope…the state thinks this is unproven and does not want to pay…so many sides to consider….

business…

Firm to close Broward Hospital…

no surprise here..to anyone reading the papers…Holy Cross will close North Ridge Hospital…the shocker…2/3 of their beds are empty on any given day…Holy Cross and Imperial Point…1/2 empty on any given day….Emergency rooms are now to be even more full…Imperial Point is enlarging theirs…in previous post…

Ex- Kaplan dean indicted…

a former Kaplan University dean who filed a whistle- blower suit agaibnst the Ft. Lauderdale online school has been indicted….he is accused of sending threatening and harassing emails using an unauthorized screen name and password… the FBI were involved in this one…again …think before you act….with malice on the net.

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local section…

Lauderdale commits to rail plan…

they have agreed to 25% of the proposed streetcar system cost …that is 25% of $150 million…. part to come from yet- to- be determined funds/property owners downtown …who would pay a special assessment for 30 years… public hearings are next…. this will be worth watching…

Hollywood considers the fate of Dog Beach…

they tried it…it worked…no problems…and made a few bucks…is LBTS next?

Using less water? You may pay more…

bills are rising…and towns near budget time will most likely add surcharges…get ready…from Pompano and Fort Lauderdale….. to LBTS residents they supply….

business…

Gene Tools…

do you want to know…where you are headed in your life with your health?….A thousand dollars the going rate that will be offered… for info is not enough says the skeptics…some with vast knowledge and degrees….need $350 thousand to do the real deal….designer DNA…

front page….

They’re rebuilding underground…

California couple will try for the 3rd time to be a charm…staying on the land where 2 homes were destroyed…building down…. could be a H&G unusual house on a future series?

Editorial..

Too Many Tags…

a moratorium on specialty plates…good idea…and while they are at it…a new replacement plate issued way too soon…needs to be addressed…why so often?

letters to the Editor…

Dirty details…

media enthralled with dirty side of politics… he said- she said…lost focus on important issues …well said…

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