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COULD’NT MAKE IT UP….

FPL making fixes’ … the company agreed to take corrective measures at its St. Lucie nuclear plant due to a March 2005 incident involving 2 contract workers who falsified documents after working on a faulty valve…

At a regulatory commission meeting an investigation revealed the workers had stated they used the correct wrench but later confessed to using the wrong one…resulting in an over-tightening of the valve…the utility’s corrective measures include procedural revisions and training initiatives…the commission said no fines were imposed and the incident did not pose a threat to the public….

BCbythesea….HMMMMM…and how many new nuclear plants are set to be built?………..

GIVE THAT GUY A BONUS…..

Finally an employee who truly is worth a company bonus ….Southwest Airlines proudly touts no extra fee for your bags…like the other airlines…while you stand in line as BCbythesea and hubby did this past weekend to check in…..and today they are announcing they may be adding to their fleet…and why….

because they locked in to fuel prices in advance…70% of their fuel was hedged at $51 dollars a barrel until 2012….

BCbythesea….lots of talk about hedging…and the downside…for consumers… here’s the flip side…

GROUNDBREAKING…BREAKING EMPLOYERS….

Employers are facing an almost 10% rise in health care costs in 2008…and nearly that much again in 2009…

Two factors were identified…driving the increases…

A hospital building boom…as hospitals replace facilities…add private rooms and centers for outpatient treatment…and an increase in the expense those with insurance are paying for those without….

BCbythesea….seems the great divide will grow wider…. and to think we were all happy about the recent groundbreaking at Imperial Point Medical Center….

WILL THE DONNY AND MARIE BE THERE?…..

‘Officials muse over music fest’….Brittany Wallman…

In what amounts to a real stupid move…a poor replacement for the defunct Air and Sea Show…. missed by so many last month…a day of bands…aimed at “family and mature adults”…with names like Barbara Streisand …put forth….

BCbythesea….Big Wow……NOT!…..

HE NEEDS THE VOTES….

‘Sheriff relents, agrees to slash spending 7%.’……Scott Wyman…

Sheriff Lamberti must have read the early election data…and realized he better make nice with the Broward Commissioners….especially after an audit is being done on BSO charges to the cities…and towns like Pompano Beach…in this budget time of year are looking into hiring consultants to check out costs with BSO….

BCbythesea….Now it’s the Broward Commissioner turn…less self promotion at the taxpayers expense…

WASSERSTROM…DAY 2..

‘Wasserstrom cries foul’….Ihosvani Rodriguez…

previous post…ex- Hollywood Commissioner convicted of a felony…fighting not to pay court costs…to Broward…thinks they’re picking on him…specifically his wallet…which is apparently as empty as his pockets…owing approximately a million in legal bills…..the $30 thousand originally asked for was dropped yesterday by an Assist. State Atty…to $23,800….

BCbythesea…. bet he wished he had gotten a 2nd opinion…. as a sitting commissioner….

1ST…ALLIGATOR ALLEY….NOW THE ROAD RANGERS….

‘Companies show interest in rescuing Road Rangers’….

Just like Alligator Alley…using private companies to pick up on the gap in funds…the state is looking at private companies to sponsor the service…they’ll get a logo on the Ranger’s uniforms ….

BCbythesea….Any takers?………HMMMM…Waste Management…FPL?…..

ANOTHER TOWN…ANOTHER MILLAGE RATE…

Hallandale Beach…home of the June 28th 4th of July celebration…previous post…will increase their tax rate from $5.0486 to 5.56..about 51 cents more per $1,000…for next year’s fiscal budget… their fire assessment…will go from $90 to $97 a year…

BCbythesea…they start higher to possibly go lower… which is universally done at budget workshops…….hopefully ours will as well…to 3.5?…. why do they have a $90-$97 dollar fire assessment…and we are still at $130?….LBTS fire assessment numbers need to be examined.and scrutinized…..to see if we can come down to $110…

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DOES THAT IGUANA HAVE A NAME?…..

‘Roving iguanas concern activists’….Jennifer Sorentrue…

Animal rights activists want micro-chips in pet iguanas….and owners would need $100 dollar a year permits to have one…. they think this will curb the purchasing of these creatures….the state enacted in January…”reptiles of concern” requirements…to help curb dangerous reptiles from being sold….adding iguanas…would not reduce the South Florida population…they are out there…they are wild and they are reproducing…

BCbythesea….according to Scott Hardin…of the Wildlife Commission…”I think eradication is out of the question, the habitat in South Florida is just ideal.”….for LBTS neighbors…name or no name…just like the gas port…most will say ….”Not in my backyard!”…..

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