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They have brass balls!

Thieves that is….the ones who are stealing…brass…copper and other metals from buildings…surplus in cities…(previous post about city workers…) and fire departments!

Stealing connectors …the hook-ups for the hoses…no wonder those daily inspections are so important… no hook-up…no water…no fire estinguished!

LBTS watch your newly returned equipment…. we have an alarm over there?

Michael Mayo…spring training in Florida…a thing of the past?…seems the Orioles may follow that yellow brick road…paved with incentives to Arizona….

As Bob Norman told us Sun- Sentinel was movie central yesterday…maybe they wrote better articles?

Community News Roundup…

Pompano Beach…having Homestead help…on Wed….another town that got the bulletin in and it was placed a day ahead…listen up LBTS….

Tallahassee says state should scrap the current investment account for local governments and start a new pool with safeguards….special legislative panel came to this conclusion after the investment scare las year…recommendations…State Board of Administration …that oversees the inveatments…outside auditing…and more transparency with investors…

Again, KUDOS to our Town Manager, who removed our funds …..no losses for LBTS!

front section…

Sometimes you have wonder what those who work within agencies have to resort to in order to remain viable?

Case in point…the front page story…of a Pompano Dry Cleaners…EPA…and the Love Canal that started the “superfund program”….

We have heard a few car metaphors in the recent week having to do with health care…our Town Manager used the Honda vs Honda for EMS providers qualification…some of the BSO backers used Bentley vs scooter….and now…

Doctors are urged to discuss cost as deciding factor for cancer treatment…the Bentley vs the Honda vs the scooter!

Lowes cartoon…poor Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz…….do not break ranks…. local or state…I know of what I speak….

business section….

Comeback kids…. “wandering into adulthood”….in previous post…at 50!….. moving back in with the folks!

Oops…back to the drawing board….mea culpa…for legislators on Insurance for properties passed last year…freeze!

No breakfast at Tiffany’s…earnings fell 16%….

34 thousand lost their jobs at banks…more to come…think government jobs…people….”benefit packages”….

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Broward and state….

Fred Grimm…1986 Tea Party…here in Florida…. fiasco of legislature passing a bill eliminating more than 100 service industry loopholes…all hell broke loose…and Gov. became 1 term Bob…Martinez…

Hollywood….budget ..$7.8 million…to cut….LBTS is alright in this dept. this year so we’ve heard…but need to prepare for the next….

along those lines….no purchase of more property without the west side warehouse being under contract to sell…. would go over better than a 2 million purchase at this time…. with no way to offset it….

Pompano Beach…. BSO officer…has the limelight….Deputy Richard Van Der Eems….congrats to a hero!

Miami Zoning project in limbo….another one?….millions in revisions…public meetings….and the consultnats might not get paid to finish the job…

small world…the consultants…the firm of Duany Plater- Zyberk and Co….the same who came to the Master Steering Committee…maybe now they will have time to come back?

business….

wait a minute…didn’t I just read this story?…yes I did.. Sun- Sentinel today….50 something woman moves back in with the folks….assoc. press did a two-fer on this one …

and again on cancer costs….

playing with the big boys… Google and yahoo….Forbes…and and others want a piece of the advertising pie….

front section….

Florida’s Constitution ….votes on church- state issue…a decision on Wed. if voters should decide to strike a provision from constitution that bans spending public money on religious institutions….

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