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  • [October 2016] South Florida's plan for traffic: 'We're going to make them suffer'

    02/01/2017 8:28:57 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 36 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 28, 2016 | Susannah Bryan, Emily Miller
    Faced with ever-increasing traffic jams, South Florida's public officials have come up with a plan: Make it worse. Instead of fixing the problem, government officials are deliberately adding to it in hopes we'll all walk, ride the bus or take the train. "Until you make it so painful that people want to come out of their cars, they're not going to come out of their cars," Anne Castro, chair of the Broward County Planning Council, said during a meeting last year. "We're going to make them suffer first, and then we're going to figure out ways to move them after...
  • Powered by South Florida, state's early turnout hits 50 percent

    11/07/2016 7:37:03 AM PST · by Armando Guerra · 58 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 11/7/2016 | Steve Bousquet
    Powered by a record-setting torrent of last-minute early voters in traditional Democratic strongholds, Florida's pre-election turnout reached 6.4 million Monday, by far the largest of any state. That's an all-time Florida record and equivalent to about half of the state's electorate of 12.9 million voters.
  • 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 Review.com ^ | 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 Review.com ^ | 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
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 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 ń. 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.