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75 years later, U.S. refuses plea to bring home remains of fallen Broward war hero

Monday, December 4th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
Nearly 76 years after Fort Lauderdale Medal of Honor winner Alexander R. “Sandy” Nininger Jr. was killed in action in the Philippines, the U.S. is refusing his family’s request to use DNA testing to identify Nininger’s remains and bring him home.
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Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Tom Brady and deflated unions

Monday, September 7th, 2015

You have heard, no doubt, that unions are a dying vestige of the days when people knew who Pete Seeger was. As Labor Day 2015 comes and goes, there are two examples to show that labor unions still have a few niches. Ironically, those niches benefit the rich and/or powerful.
Start with that poor, mistreated middle-class worker Tom Brady. The NFL superstar, backed by the players union, overturned in federal court the four-game suspension NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had imposed for Brady’s role in Deflategate.
Because his union rescued him, Brady and family will not find themselves penniless and on the streets.
However, no union has come to the rescue of John Jastremski and James McNally, the two underlings his team suspended indefinitely for their role in the scandal. “I certainly feel terrible for them that they’re not able to be with us right now,” Brady told reporters. “But I think right now for me, I’ve got to think about what I need to do to help this team win.”
How’s that for sticking up for the little guy?
Meanwhile, last week in Broward County, there was a huge outcry when an Arby’s worker allegedly refused to serve a Pembroke Pines police officer  who was in the drive-through lane.
The incident involved a 19-year-old worker named Kenneth Davenport and a 22-year-old manager named Angel Mirabel.
Details are a bit murky, but it appears that during a rush period Mirabel told the officer, Sgt. Jennifer Martin, that Davenport didn’t want to serve her because she was a police officer. But Davenport’s story is that he was so swamped he couldn’t process her credit card and asked Mirabel for help. It was joke that went horribly awry, according to Davenport.
Police union officials went ballistic. Arby’s fired Mirabel and suspended Davenport. Arby’s CEO Paul Brown flew to Broward County to

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