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Papers ….part 2

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from the much smaller pile…

Sunday…

1. Mysterious algae blooms worrying scientists, anglers…

It’s green…and it’s not the Chicago River on St. Patrick’s Day…

it is blooming algae that is distressing for those who are use to a clear Florida Bay…so far though…no real answers to why it happens…as has been the case since the 1990’s …just thankful it’s not red…the fish, and fauna seem to be agile in their ability to thrive…

Those readers who travel to Festival Flea Market over the past have seen signs of what such algae green waters look like… driving from the east…a thing of beauty…not…

2. Buffet mum on successors….

At the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway…with their Oracle…these chosen stockholders…once again wonder who will take the reins….alluded to in previous posts and pundits alike…surrogate son…Bill Gates…that’s who….

3. Money Matters…

under the people..society page…

He’s back…Former Sheriff Ken Jenn…counting down the days to Sept… his release…a year and a day…only to show up in Oct. for a hearing …to save his pension…10/14- 15 an administrative judge will hold a hearing …Fl. law specifies crimes such as embezzling and bribery call for forfeiture of the pension…the rub…so it is being said…on Jenne’s side…his felonies are not on that list!…Yikes!…..

4. Cyclists face an uphill battle for Alton Road lane…

those who ride are again denied a bike lane…FDOT has excluded it on the flood prone streets…in South Beach…

Still a well known problem for those that pedal in Broward…Hillsboro Mile…where the driveways stick out witha change in the surface…and the partial bike lane after the merge in front of Oriana in LBTS’ on ElMar Drive….

5. Glades invasion already under way….

Miami- Dade commissioners voting to expand the development boundary west last month left the door open for more projects to come…despite the call for lack of water …and such… from those against…pro development think it’s the answer to affordable housing… look for lawsuits….

6. Brothers launch attack of the clones…

2 brothers are taking a bite out of Apple…for now….22 and 24 years old…computer whiz kids…cloning the computers with Mac software…they liken it to “the Boston Tea party of Computing”…prices are amazing….but not so fast say the lawyers who deal with these kind of Tea Parties…Apple hired suits will soon be showing up with papers….at the brothers door….

7. South Florida Projects…

Broward…

$17.4 million….FAU/ UF…joint use facility in Davie

$16.6 million…..BCC construction/renovations

$2.25 million….Ft. Laud. River Oaks storm water park

$495,000 ….Broward County beach re-nourishment

NOTE: hope it does impact LBTS beaches to shift it up south…for the fancy hotels…

$350,000… Oakland Park canal project

$300,000 …Tamarac storm water improvement project

$300,000….Lauderdale Lakes storm water improvement project

$100,000 ….Weston storm water improvement project

Note: in previous post…Fred Grimm column about seceding from Fl…due to Broward getting less…a full text of the projects shows how true this is….

8. Teachers braced for student evaluations…

tables are turned…when college instructors see students evaluations coming…to see responses that can enhance their status…to those students coming in the class after this rating…or feeling the clout of ulterior motive…that will test the professors future …both personally and professionally….turn around is fair play…so they say….

9.More questions about “road to perdition’….

Editorial opinion…

FBI Must Investigate Florida Road- Funding Diversion…

The $10 million dollar congressional appropriation earmarked for widening interstate 75…that would link Coconut Road in Lee County to I- 75….was it an abuse of power?…how did it get slipped in?…under the radar…by a Rep from Alaska!….involves campaign donations…2- times… a vote against it… by a highway study committee…which resulted this week with congress passing a “corrections bill” to restore the original purpose of the funds….. better late than never… Both Houses made the request to the FBI….

10. Hand over your heart…

opinion…national anthem…

a lack of participants in this time honored tradition….

noticed all the time at the Marlins game by Bcbythesea and hubby…not too many put their hand over their heart…few sing…and most do not even take their caps off…

with many so concerned with Obama not wearing his flag pin…this seems much bigger….and sadder…to see…

11. WIMAX poised to pass WI- FI on superhighway…

Sprint Nextel claims its new internet service …which uses a licenses channel of radio spectrum will be clearer …stronger…and more secure than WI- FI…

others are also coming on board…as this will progress to replace… by 2012…what is standard right now….

12. Steamy diary see the light…

people… society section…

Take a 92 year old widow…who kept a red diary…and a New York Times reporter…a woman..who it is said found it in a Manhattan dumpster…only to turn into a book…The Red Leather Diary…scandalous entries from a 14 year old in the 1930’s…as she grew up…now on a book tour….skeptics beware…Oprah beware…too good to be true…will be some responses….the senior diary owner…is just happy to be included?…no lawsuit…in these heady times of frauds being perpetrated upon readers so often by authors of late……women will hope…this is the real deal….if they make it to sit with Ms. O…we will know….

Part 2 …is done………pile is ready for the recycle bin….

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