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  • Leech Therapy Gaining Popularity in South Florida

    05/25/2016 6:46:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | May 24, 2016 | Laura Rodriguez
    The healing powers of a blood-sucking worm: South Florida medical practitioners are using leeches to treat patients suffering from a variety of medical conditions. Hirudotherapy, commonly referred to as Leech Therapy, is a centuries-old practice used to treat a wide range of conditions. Patricia Nardone has uterine fibroids and turned to this alternative therapy after undergoing an ineffective medical procedure. "It affects my daily life because I get tired and I'm anemic," she said. Through an online search and a couple of phone calls, she found Alicja Kolyszko, a naturopathic practitioner who travels around the United States working to heal...
  • Sunrise murder suspect accused of disemboweling girlfriend | (Warning: Graphic content)

    In a tequila-fueled rage, a Sunrise man is accused of killing and disemboweling his girlfriend because she uttered her ex-husband's name twice during sex. lRelated Fidel Lopez called 911 about 3:39 a.m. Sunday and told the operator his girlfriend Maria Nemeth was having trouble breathing and was going to die, according to the arrest report filed in the case.
  • Log Cabin Republicans: Can GOP gays win gay South Florida again for Rick Scott?

    09/29/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 29, 2014 | Steve Rothaus
    An op-ed from Matt Chen of the Broward Republican Executive Committee: Early voting will begin next week. By Election Day one would presume the demonized homophobic and racist Rick Scott will end up with 95% of the substantial South Florida Gay vote going to Democrat Charlie Crist. Not so, my friends. Sure that's hard to understand when the Florida Agenda perpetually portrays the GOP as virulently and violently homophobic. But Gay Democrats have routinely been stunned to find out that 25-35% of Gay voters routinely vote Republican, according to exit polling.
  • Family dog slain in burglary and hanged in closet

    01/29/2014 8:47:30 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 29, 2014 | Mike Clary
    FORT LAUDERDALE— The burglary that left philanthropist Elaine Vasquez's home thoroughly ransacked was bad enough. But that was not the worst of it. A blood trail led toward a bedroom closet where the homeowner's dachshund, Papi, was found slain, police said. He was suspended by the neck with a nylon strap, and his throat had been slit, they said. A bloody knife was left in a hallway. On the inside of the front door a message had been scratched into the wood: "YOU NEXT."
  • Crocodiles turning up in Broward, Palm Beach

    12/22/2013 4:35:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 22, 2013 | David Fleshler
    Fields' encounter with a 10-foot American crocodile has become a more common experience in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as these light gray cousins of alligators reclaim their historic range. Crocodile numbers have risen from a low of 200 or so in the 1970s to about 2,000 today, with more of them roaming north from their core nesting areas in southern Everglades National Park and the Upper Florida Keys. There have been no documented attacks on people in South Florida, the only part of the United States with crocodiles, although biologists won't rule out the possibility.
  • NYT Projects Severe South Florida Ocean Flooding Based on No Data

    11/11/2013 4:11:15 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 11, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    "SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!" That was the demand of Jerry Maguire and the demand of your humble correspondent is SHOW ME THE DATA!!!  I make this request because Nick Madigan of the New York Times wrote an article projecting heavy ocean flooding inundating South Florida in this century based on no solid evidence. Here are a few samplings of Madigan's fact free alarmisms:
  • Murders in "the hood" are the elephants in the room no one wants to face honestly

    01/20/2013 10:39:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/20/13 | Derreck Hollenbeck
    Every nightly newscast in South Florida, and probably a lot of other television markets around the country, includes what could fittingly be called the “Minority Crimes Report (MCR).” The MCR tells us how many people were shot, killed or maimed in the area’s minority neighborhoods the night before. The cumulative effect of these shootings produces the equivalent of a Sandy Hook massacre every few days, but that doesn’t fit the media’s narrative so that fact is never mentioned. Any objective review of the number of gunshot murders in America tells us they aren’t happening in Hasidic neighborhoods; or Scandinavian enclaves....
  • Mom gets more prison time for putting her 5 kids in staged crashes

    01/12/2013 7:47:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 11, 2013 | Paula McMahon
    A South Florida mom who brought her five young children along for the ride when she staged car crashes to make cash will spend even longer in prison because she put her kids in harm's way, a judge ruled Friday. Ana Ovando, was already looking at a four-year prison term. Instead, she'll spend 6 1/2 years in federal lockup, U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks decided.
  • Confirmed: Mafia Towns Have Dirty Politicians

    09/18/2012 1:50:45 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 6 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/18/12 | Friends of Ours
    The four areas where organized crime reigns in America -- New York City, Dirty Jersey, Chicagoland and South Florida -- also account for the lion's share of corruption convictions by federal prosecutors against local officials as reported by Joe Palazzolo for The Wall Street Journal Law Blog. The U.S. Department of Justice has released the number of corruption convictions its prosecutors have won against public servants over the last ten years across the 93 federal judicial districts into which the country is divided, and at the top of the list is New Jersey with 429 convictions. Third on the list...
  • Kim Rothstein Charged Over Pretty Baubles

    09/16/2012 7:29:50 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/16/12 | Friends of Ours
    Apparently she's a bit like Gollum from The Lord of the Rings, and she must have the precious. Kim Rothstein, the wife of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, has been charged by federal prosecutors in Fort Lauderdale, FL with "conspiring to hide more than $1 million in jewelry from federal authorities," and "among the items was a 12.08-carat fancy intense yellow diamond ring" as reported by Jon Burstein for the Sun Sentinel. Scott Rothstein ran a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme involving his law firm as a front to sell phony legal settlements to investors, and he alleged pervasive public corruption...
  • Boat with $2M worth of marijuana comes ashore on Palm Beach; Broward man in custody

    04/11/2012 7:12:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 11, 2012 | Alexia Campbell
    Firefighters don't often dig up drug-smuggling cases. But they did early Wednesday morning, and it was a $2 million jackpot. Returning from an early-morning call, Palm Beach firefighters spotted a fishing boat beached on the north end of the island, just as the sky lightened over the ocean. Palm Beach police soon discovered 80-100 tightly packed bricks of marijuana abandoned on the open Concept 22 motor boat.
  • Newt Gingrich disrupted by anarchist Cara Jennings, not only security concern

    01/26/2012 6:50:18 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 22 replies
    BizPac ^ | January 26, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    A heckler was kicked out after disrupting Newt Gingrich’s jam-packed rally in Coral Springs on Wednesday and making it difficult for the GOP presidential candidate to continue his long-anticipated speech.Standing among a crowd of 1,200, the protester made sure she got the attention she was seeking, positioning herself right in front of a stage where dozens of photographers and reporters were set up, making her an irresistible part of the story.
  • Newt Gingrich disrupted by anarchist Cara Jennings, not only security concern

    01/26/2012 6:50:04 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 3 replies
    BizPac ^ | January 26, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    A heckler was kicked out after disrupting Newt Gingrich’s jam-packed rally in Coral Springs on Wednesday and making it difficult for the GOP presidential candidate to continue his long-anticipated speech.Standing among a crowd of 1,200, the protester made sure she got the attention she was seeking, positioning herself right in front of a stage where dozens of photographers and reporters were set up, making her an irresistible part of the story.
  • USS Cole docks in Port Everglades for shore leave

    08/18/2011 10:57:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 1+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 18, 2011 | Robert Nolin
    The 250 sailors of the USS Cole, the Navy destroyer that survived a terrorist attack that killed 17 sailors in Yemen in October 2000, started three days of shore leave after the warship docked at Port Everglades Thursday morning. As the ship offloaded it sewage and took on fuel, lucky sailors were climbing into shuttle buses and taxis to enjoy time off in South Florida.
  • John R. Smith's warning to politicians

    07/18/2011 11:01:22 AM PDT · by TheBombshellProject · 1 replies ^ | 7-18-2011 | John R. Smith
    Some people say BIZPAC is too tough on politicians. My reaction is that we’re simply not shy about saying what others are thinking. At any rate, here’s some advice to you if you are an elected official of a certain ilk and you want to stay elected. The political world is changing. A new political dynamic is brewing. You can ride with it or you can get swept away by it. As a politician, you seek political power nowadays in a world where the internet can render you naked in an instant. You can scramble to cover-up your exposure, but...
  • Spanish-language laptops sell like hotcakes at South Florida BrandsMart USA Stores

    04/27/2011 8:03:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | April 27, 2011 | Daniel Vasquez
    Dell laptops designed for Spanish-language speakers are selling briskly for BrandsMart USA at the company’s South Florida stores, which makes plenty of sense given the area’s high numbers of Hispanic residents. The Dell Inspiron M5030 sells for $498.88 at BrandsMart USA stores in West Palm Beach, Deerfield Beach, Sunrise and Miami and features a keyboard with keys labeled in Spanish and special characters like the ñ. In addition, it operates on Windows 7 – the Spanish version used by manufacturers in Latin American countries. And of course, the manual is in Spanish.
  • Tamarac mayor turns herself in at Broward jail

    03/09/2011 9:00:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | March 9, 2011 | Paula McMahon
    Tamarac Mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco turned herself in at the Broward County Main Jail on Wednesday morning on unspecified charges. Flansbaum-Talabisco, 57, is the third Tamarac city official arrested in recent months and the latest in a growing list of Broward County politicians to face charges. She has been under investigation for several months on allegations that, while publicly returning some campaign donations from controversial developers Bruce and Shawn Chait, she secretly received help from them to attack her election opponents and in return, voted in favor of their development project.
  • Former Dolphin Surtain battling Brandon Marshall over sale of home

    12/30/2010 5:39:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies · 550+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 30, 2010 | By Paul Owers
    Brandon Marshall, star wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, is catching heat from a former Dolphin over a home Marshall bought last month in Southwest Ranches for $4.15 million. Patrick Surtain, a Pro Bowl cornerback who played seven seasons in Miami, said the 17,000-square-foot palace should have been his. Surtain and his wife, Michelle, have sued the builder, Landmark Custom Ranches. The Surtains’ complaint alleges they entered a deal in October 2007 to build the home for $5.2 million.
  • South Florida model charged in traffic death of University of Miami student

    12/22/2010 2:40:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | December 22, 2010 | Tania Valdemoro
    CORAL GABLES — Police on Tuesday arrested and charged a local model in a traffic accident that killed a University of Miami student last month. Valentina Hubsch, 45, of Coral Gables, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a death.
  • Dismembered bodies all too common in South Florida

    12/06/2010 8:01:12 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 5, 2010 | Sofia Santana
    Was it merely coincidence or something sinister that a man's head was found behind a Dania Beach auto parts store named Millions of Parts? The question is part of a grisly mystery that now covers two counties, as authorities in Miami-Dade try to determine whether that head and a torso discovered in a Miami Gardens canal the day after Thanksgiving belong to the same victim. Police still don't know his name, let alone who killed him, or why. "To dismember someone is really awful … It's quite evil," said Dr. Joshua Perper, Broward's chief medical examiner.
  • Texas Christian, Villanova Picks Point Big East to Conference Tournament?

    11/30/2010 3:13:31 PM PST · by dangus · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Idle Speculation ^ | 11-30-10 | Dangus
    The Big East's football expansion plans leave the conference with 17 universities, including non-Football members. That's a terrible number for scheduling; the only way the basketball teams can schedule an even number of games is if they play every other team only once. 18 teams would allow three divisions of six teams each. Any team would play the other five teams in its division twice, and one half of the twelve other teams in the conference. 18 sounds like worsening the problem of too many teams, but having three divisions could actually restore some rivalries, and return the conference to...
  • Terror bust in South Florida? Palestinian charged in Weapons bust

    09/09/2010 8:55:19 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 23 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 09, 2010 | Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D
    I'll put the entire press release from the Southern Florida office of the DOJ below the fold, but the entire thing reads as if something much more was going on here then a simple gun running scheme. We're not talking just a few weapons either. In addition to wanting to buy hundreds of fully automatic weapons, he was also inquiring into purchasing C-4 and .... IEDs. And here's a couple of key bits from the affidavit against Abdalaziz Aziz Hamayel, the Palestinian national (is that a nationality?) who was busted: HAMAYEL indicated that a "family friend"... from the same village...
  • (Miami) Heat's on for a home — to real estate agents' delight

    07/21/2010 8:46:12 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 21, 2010 | Toluse Olorunnipa
    Since announcing he would be bringing his talents to South Beach, LeBron James has been called a one-man stimulus package for South Florida — but among the area's real estate circles, the Miami Heat's entire starting lineup looks like a walking, dribbling dollar sign. At least four of the Heat's highest-paid players are looking for a place to live. With hundreds of millions of dollars of net worth combined, the Heat's newest acquisitions — James, Chris Bosh, Mike Miller and Zydrunas Ilgauskas — could each drop millions on a new South Florida pad in the coming months. Add Dwyane Wade...
  • Wife Among Four Charged in Millionaire's Murder

    07/08/2010 12:03:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thu, Jul 8, 2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Fort Lauderdale heir Novack's widow arrested in 2009 murderThe widow of Fort Lauderdale millionaire Ben Novack Jr. is among four people who will be charged in his brutal July 2009 murder in an upstate New York hotel room. Narcy Novack was arrested early Thursday in Fort Lauderdale, and later made an appearance in a South Florida Federal courtroom, where she was denied bond. According to indictment documents, Narcy Novack, her brother and two accomplices will face charges in New York including stalking and conspiring to commit interstate domestic violence. Federal prosecutors in New York plan to hold a news conference...
  • Women sought for drugging men’s drinks, stealing jewelry, cash

    04/21/2010 7:50:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 643+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | April 21, 2010 | Robert Nolin
    At the dawn of the last century it was known as "slipping a mickey" — serving someone a drugged drink, then robbing them. Now, police suspect some women of putting a modern twist on an old crime. In four instances involving six men across Broward and Palm Beach counties, flirtatious women, singly or in pairs, have slipped drugged drinks to older men, robbing them of more than $50,000 in jewelry and cash. Police in Palm Beach Shores, a small coastal town, are taking the lead in investigating the robberies, one of which occurred in their jurisdiction. The fear, Detective Paul...
  • BSO: Man with 19 license suspensions arrested in fatal Pompano Beach hit-and-run

    03/24/2010 8:06:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies · 394+ views
    A man with at least 19 driver's license suspensions has been arrested in connection with an October hit-and-run crash in Pompano Beach that killed one man and injured another, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Paul H. Paraison, 28, of Pompano Beach, was arrested Monday after a traffic stop along the 1200 block of North Federal Highway.
  • South Florida hospitals defend role on halt of Haiti airlift

    01/30/2010 2:15:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies · 645+ views
    South Florida hospital spokespeople strongly denied Saturday that their facilities are refusing to take more trauma patients from Haiti, leaving them to die at field hospitals in the earthquake-ravaged country. Military planes stopped flying the injured to Florida on Wednesday, after Gov. Charlie Crist wrote to Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, asking the federal government for help covering millions of dollars in care that hospitals around the state are providing, the New York Times reported in Saturday's editions.
  • Frozen rain, possible snow flurries reported in South Florida

    01/09/2010 8:12:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies · 1,383+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2010 | Brian Haas and Sofia Santana
    Did it happen? Did it snow in South Florida on Saturday afternoon? The National Weather Service in Miami on Saturday night was investigating nearly a dozen reports from West Palm Beach on down to Kendall from weather observers who said they saw snow flurries mixed in with the rain that fell in the afternoon, said meteorologist Joel Rothfuss. Some of those reports were in Broward.
  • Broward Republicans go gunning

    10/09/2009 5:54:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 834+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 9, 2009 | Anthony Man
    HALLANDALE BEACH - Armed with handguns and AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles, the members of the Southeast Broward Republican Club abandoned the usual community center for their club meeting this week, and gathered at a gun range where they fired bullets instead of political bombshells. The aims, said club president Ed Napolitano, were to have fun, educate club members who were new to shooting — and send a political message. "Why are we here? Because we're Republicans and we appreciate the fact that we have the right to bear arms," Napolitano said. "Without the Second Amendment I don't think the...
  • South Florida Melting Pot Brews Capitalistic Revolution

    04/16/2009 8:35:06 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 5 replies · 587+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | April 16, 2009 | Jennifer LeClaire
    If South Florida is a melting pot, the tax day TEA Party gave it a new flavor on Wednesday. Indeed, a revolution is brewing across the country and residents of traditionally liberal Broward County are running to the battle line to exercise their First Amendment rights. Young and old, black and white, Latino and Asian, South Florida’s multi-cultural community came out en force, mad as hell and demanding their country back.
  • Medical Fraud a Growing Problem (Medicare HIV Fraud in South Florida)

    06/13/2008 4:10:21 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 18 replies · 63+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 13 June 2008 | By Carrie Johnson
    MIAMI -- All it took to bilk the federal government out of $105 million was a laptop computer. From her Mediterranean-style townhouse, a high school dropout named Rita Campos Ramirez orchestrated what prosecutors call the largest health-care fraud by one person. Over nearly four years, she electronically submitted more than 140,000 Medicare claims for unnecessary equipment and services. She used the proceeds to finance big-ticket purchases, including two condominiums and a Mercedes-Benz... The South Florida region bills Medicare more than $2 billion each year for injectable HIV medications. That figure is 22 times as high as the amount of similar...
  • Massive Power Outage Hits Florida

    02/26/2008 12:55:54 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 48 replies · 192+ views ^ | Tuesday, February 26, 2008
    <p>Widespread power outages were reported Tuesday from Miami to Jacksonville on Florida's east coast and as far north as Tampa on the Gulf Coast, police and utility officials said.</p> <p>As many 800,000 Florida Power & Light Co. customers are without power Tuesday afternoon, the company said.</p>
  • Power outage turns South Florida dark

    02/26/2008 10:37:27 AM PST · by Fawn · 406 replies · 1,029+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | February 26, 2008
    Florida Power & Light is reporting massive power outages throughout South Florida, including Miami, Doral, Westchester, and Pembroke Pines. Reports of outages extended into Palm Beach, an FPL spokeswoman said. The company said it was investigating the problem.
  • Thompson Receives Endorsement of Miami-Dade County Commissioners

    10/24/2007 11:57:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 288+ views
    Fred08 ^ | October 24, 2007
    Today Fred Thompson received the endorsement of two experienced members of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Natacha Seijas and Commissioner Joe Martinez have both announced their support for Fred Thompson for President of the United States. Commissioner Natacha Seijas was elected to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners in 1993, becoming the first Hispanic woman to be elected to the County Commission. Representing the Hialeah, Miami Lakes, Palm Springs and Country Club regions, she serves as Chairperson of the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee and was recently appointed to the Governmental Structure Task Force. "I am proud to...
  • South Florida Savors Football Success

    10/03/2007 12:13:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 327+ views
    AP ^ | October 3, 2007 | MITCH STACY
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The University of South Florida has been dubbed ``Terrorism U.'' and ``Jihad U.'' in recent years because of a furor over a Palestinian militant on the faculty. But lately, to the school's delight, people are talking about USF for an altogether different reason: the football team. Unranked and unheralded a month ago, the undefeated Bulls vaulted to No. 6 in this week's college football rankings after upset victories over Auburn and West Virginia. They even leapfrogged defending national champion Florida, which slipped to No. 9. USF officials and alumni couldn't be happier, considering that before this,...
  • Fred Thompson gaining on Rudy Giuliani among South Florida Republicans

    07/21/2007 7:10:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 1,785+ views
    The Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 21, 2007 | William E. Gibson
    Rudy Giuliani still leads the Republican presidential race in South Florida. But Fred Thompson, an aging actor with a Reaganesque persona, is rapidly gaining support as the leading conservative alternative, poll results and political observers say. In the early maneuvering, Republicans are searching for some star power to counter Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who have drawn most of the media attention along with big crowds and eye-popping doses of campaign cash. Floridians have been generous to presidential candidates of both parties, pouring $13.5 million into campaign coffers through June. South Florida's affluent neighborhoods, full of expendable cash, have...
  • Police hunt for gunmen who shot 3 dead, left 4 injured in Lake Worth

    03/28/2007 6:53:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 551+ views
    (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 28, 2007 | Chrystian Tejedor and Erika Slife
    Lake Worth -- Three men were shot dead and at least four others wounded Tuesday evening after an argument in the backyard of a home. One survivor was flown to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach and the three others were flown to Delray Medical Center, where police stood guard at the entrance to the emergency room. Three survivors were in critical condition. Authorities said they knew the men's names but declined to identify them. They were looking for three men, armed with an assault-style rifle and wearing ski masks, who were driving a black Dodge Stratus. Police...
  • Do not be alarmed; Miami isn't so weird

    01/28/2007 7:43:05 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies · 1,349+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | January 28, 2007 | DAVE BARRY
    Welcome to Miami, Super Bowl visitors! You are going to have a wonderful time, from the moment you arrive in our magical city, until the moment you discover that your wallet is missing. I'm kidding! You'll be fine, probably! Because the truth is that Miami is a terrific place, despite the criticisms you may have heard from ignorant yokel blowhards who shall remain nameless, such as U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo.
  • When Castro dies, they know the drill

    12/13/2006 5:09:16 AM PST · by King of Florida · 82 replies · 1,875+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | December 13, 2006 | OSCAR CORRAL
    Picture this: Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies, Cuba's military battles protesters on the streets, and frantic Cubans take to the seas. In South Florida, exiles board boats and head for Cuba to pick up desperate relatives -- or to help start an armed insurrection against the 47-year-old dictatorship. The Florida Straits get jammed with boat traffic on choppy seas. People drown. Chaos erupts. The U.S. government believes this could happen. On Tuesday federal, state and local authorities accelerated preparations for Castro's death -- starting a two-day drill on how authorities plan to respond to a mass exodus to Florida. As...
  • South Florida Intifada

    08/22/2006 7:16:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies · 1,341+ views ^ | August 22, 2006 | Joe Kaufman
    American universities rank among the best in the world, but they also boast another, more dubious distinction: They are home to some of the world’s most radical academics. Last month, one of these select individuals, UC Berkeley professor Hatem Bazian, brought his hate-filled show to two extremist Islamic Centers in South Florida. Both of these institutions are in the process of building large-scale mosques in their respective cities. And, given that their guest had previously called for attacks on the United States, the question naturally arose: Were these institutions looking to make friends in the community or to start a holy war?Past...
  • Principal bars Coral Springs student from singing anti-Bush song at talent show

    05/05/2006 8:13:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 1,011+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 5 2006 | Jamie Malernee
    A 10-year-old Coral Springs girl won't be allowed to sing a controversial President Bush-bashing ballad at her school talent show after her principal deemed it inappropriate and too political. The song, Dear Mr. President, performed and co-written by the singer Pink, criticizes the president for the war in Iraq and other policies, including his stance on gay rights.
  • Attention all South Florida Freepers

    03/25/2006 3:52:14 PM PST · by Brytani · 32 replies · 1,108+ views
    03/25/06 | Brytani
    Hey all South Florida Freepers out there!!!
  • Woman plummets to her death

    01/09/2006 2:16:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 89 replies · 3,552+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | January 9, 2006 | BEN TORTER AND ALDO NAHED
    A Sunny Isles Beach woman's efforts to scale her way into her locked apartment Sunday morning ended in tragedy when she fell to her death from the roof an 11-story building. The accident occurred at 10:30 a.m. as the woman, believed to be in her mid-20s, returned home from a night out to her condo at the Ramada Plaza Marco Polo Beach Resort, 19201 Collins Ave. Employees said the woman appeared to have lost her keys or locked herself out of her apartment. Police did not release her name but those who recognized her said she was an exotic dancer...
  • Just in time for dinner: 755-pound mako shark

    01/04/2006 11:46:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 956+ views
    (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 4, 2006 | Steve Waters
    Capt. Cory Burlew and his friends had already had a good night of swordfishing when things got a lot more exciting and exhausting. Fishing 15 miles off Pompano Beach on Reaper, Burlew and his crew hooked a 10-foot, 755-pound mako shark at midnight Sunday. Four and-a-half hours later, Burlew, his fiancé, Sue Royal, neighbor Vic Sirbola and "Redneck" Mike Carne got the big shark to the boat.
  • The 13th Anniversary of Andrew, Cat. 5 Hurricane-Devastation to South Florida (vanity)

    08/24/2005 2:49:15 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies · 4,581+ views
    The 13th Anniversary of Andrew, the Cat. 5 Hurricane that Brought Devastation to South Florida and The Most Costly Natural Disaster to Hit the US Excerpt: Hurricane History-NOAA:Hurricane Andrew 1992 The most destructive United States hurricane of record started modestly as a tropical wave that emerged from the west coast of Africa on August 14. The wave spawned a tropical depression on August 16, which became Tropical Storm Andrew the next day. Further development was slow, as the west-northwestward moving Andrew encountered an unfavorable upper-level trough. Indeed, the storm almost dissipated on August 20 due to vertical wind shear. By...
  • Fellow Freepers - I need Your Help Signing Petition Please?

    07/19/2005 4:04:36 PM PDT · by JarheadFromFlorida · 12 replies · 463+ views ^ | 7/19/05 | JarheadFromFlorida
    Fellow Freepers, I need your help please? Most of you do not live in South Florida so this issue does not pertain to you right now. But it may one day pertain to you since most of us will one day want to retire to another part of the country. Even if you dont live, vacation, or fish in South Florida, after you retire you may one day decide to move here or vacation here. We have a very serious issue with pollution with our two rivers that flow out into the Atlantic Ocean. The pollution is caused by the...
  • Former Professor, Three Others to Face Jury on Terrorism Finance Charges {Sami Al-Arian}

    05/15/2005 12:09:05 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 1 replies · 423+ views
    AP ^ | 5-15-05 | Vickie Chachere
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Ten years ago, American student Alisa Flatow boarded a bus headed to a Gaza Strip beach resort for a much needed break from her studies. At the Israeli settlement of Kfar Darom, a young man sat in a van loaded with explosives. As the bus approached, he steered his rolling bomb at it with ferocious speed and slammed into the bus' side. {snip} Now her parents are looking for justice half a world away in Tampa, where a former computer science professor and three others are going on trial on charges they helped fund the terrorist...
  • 'Terror prof' will seek to embarrass U.S.-(alleges connections with both Clintons; also Bush)

    05/14/2005 8:35:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 881+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | MAY 14, 2005 | Staff Writer
    Sami al-Arian, the Florida professor accused of leading a Palestinian terrorist group, will try to embarrass the U.S. government at his trial by revealing his numerous White House meetings with high-level figures in both the Clinton and Bush administrations, according to court records reported by Newsweek. Al-Arian, a former computer science professor at the University of South Florida, goes on trial next month on charges that he served as a secret leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a group in the State Department's list of terrorist organizations. U.S. officials say PIJ is responsible for numerous deadly suicide attacks against Israelis and...
  • Palestinian Charity Tied To Tampa Professor Named Terrorist Front

    05/06/2005 11:50:24 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 4 replies · 423+ views
    AP ^ | 5-5-05
    POSTED: 3:38 pm EDT May 5, 2005 TAMPA, Fla. -- A Palestinian charity named in the federal case against former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian has been named a terrorist front by the Treasury Department. The Elehssan Society distributes medical supplies and other relief in Gaza and the West Bank, but the indictment of Al-Arian says the society also is the fund-raising arm of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The Treasury Department on Wednesday ordered U.S. banks to block any accounts or financial assets found in this country that belong to the Elehssan Society. The action also prohibits Americans...
  • South Florida Phone Problems? (Cell and Landline Phones Not Working)

    01/05/2005 6:45:45 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies · 319+ views
    Self | January 5, 2005 | PJ-Comix
    Is anybody else living in South Florida having trouble with their phones right now? I am in Broward County and can't call out on my MetroPCS cellphone. Also I tried my landline phone and it is the same result. What is going on?