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Business….

The other shoe drops: Crocs plunges…

plummets…43%…

Crocs …boy…I was so sorry I did not buy stock in this company…saw them everywhere…on everyone…big people…little people…in Disney with Mickey inserts….it was a Croc world…

fast forward…would I have sold at the right time?…probably not…so WHEW…glad I sat back!

Florida parks submit injury report…

did you know there was a Florida Bureau of Fair Ride Inspections…and that theme parks are to submit a report anytime there is a visitor who suffers a “serious” injury?….it involves at least a day in the hospital….

Local section….

Ocean Wave of the future for city beach front block…

Fort Lauderdale ….A1A…added another mega-luxury hotel wedged between the Trump and the Hilton…

to become the Galt of ocean front $800 dollar a night lodging…

bcbythesea concern…with little beach left…at Ft. Laud beach already……and millions pouring in to see this succeed…the transfer of sand will be inevitable to continue to their area….from down the coast…. including LBTS?

Davie fire station plans get scrutiny…

town is scheduled to award $715 thousand to architectural firm for plans for 2 stations….

they too will be met with incredulous residents reacting to bad timing…cutbacks…budget…

Fire academy personnel win recognition for service….

Coral Springs fire academy and 10 fire and rescue personnel received honors and were recognized as training center of the year….

Deerfield water park plan postponed…

3-2 commission postponed plans while the city pursues county and state grants. to purchase the property for green space..bravo!

Bill limiting citizen petitions advances…

a sad day for citizens right to gather petitions… the bill will reduce the time signatures are valid from 4years to 2….cards with signatures would have to be turned in within 60 days…after signed…presently there is no time limit…another provision…background checks for people who are paid to collect signatures…wow!

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Front section…

Editorial…

Florida’s future and lives on the line…

opinion…leadership lacking in tough fiscal times…

fewer state prosecutors..no hospice services for poor…less child abuse protection…fewer court employees…

they suggest….reign in pension plan…

yea right…until more pick up on the suffocating pensions that will surpass much in budgets going forth on every level…….a non starter…in bcbythesea opinion…

Broward and State….

Obits…

Last of the classic Disney animators…

the last of the “nine old men”….Ollie Johnston who animated Snow White/Fantasia/Bambi and other classics dies at age 95….the phrase “nine old men” came from Walt Disney…based on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s supreme court members… all were in their 20’s when earned this group name…….Johnston was hired by Disney for $17 dollars a week in the 30’s…retired at 78…honored with the National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony…

Tropical section….

Washington’s library of Congress makes historic deal with History….

Library of Congress will openits vaults to the History channel …a deal to bring the library’s vast public collections to a larger audience….content preserved by LOC for original specials and documentaries…138 million items in library’s collection….

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