Posts Tagged ‘Turning50’

Winterfest Boat Parade

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade rung in the holiday season as it navigated Fort Lauderdale’s waterways for an event that is uniquely South Florida. This year’s parade was themed after Broadway.

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Toy trash or treasure? Figure out how much it’s worth at vintage toy show

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Joel Magee knows vintage toys. He can recite their history and manufacturer in an instant. And because he knows how much they’re worth, his negotiation skills are just as honed.

Most of the toys and comic books and cards carried by amateur collectors into the hotel room in Dania Beach on Saturday…

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Ex charter school teacher released on bond after charges of a sex act on a minor

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

A former Tamarac charter school teacher was released on bond Friday, after being arrested on charges of engaging in a sex act with a 15-year-old boy he picked up on the side of the road.

Authorities became aware of the accusations after Sheldon McDonald, 34, reported his car stolen on Oct. 23.

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Giving gift cards? Get something out of the deal for yourself with these offers | Doreen’s Deals

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Gift cards may seem impersonal, but they continue to be one of the most popular items on holiday lists.

Six in 10 people would like a gift card or gift certificate this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s holiday survey of more than 7,000 consumers.

Gift cards are popular for givers…

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Hyde: Stanton trade needed, expected and should be just next step in Marlins’ tear-down | Commentary

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Sit down.

Shut up.

And get off Derek Jeter’s back.

This deal to trade Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees isn’t about Jeter. It’s still about Jeffrey Loria, if you’ve paid attention. It says even when the former Marlins robber-baron is gone, his stench remains. It lingers…

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Iraqi prime minister declares victory over Islamic State: ‘Your land has been completely liberated’

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

 After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country’s security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. Iraqi and American officials warned, however, that key challenges…

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Giancarlo Stanton trade: Marlins agree to deal with Yankees for NL MVP, sources say

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Giancarlo Stanton is about to be a former Miami Marlin.

The Marlins agreed Saturday to trade Stanton, the NL MVP, to the New York Yankees for second baseman Starlin Castro and two low-level prospects, sources told the Sun Sentinel, their most franchise-altering and controversial move under new…

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Palm Beach County woman to lead Florida Dems

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

The chairwoman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party was selected Saturday by Florida Democrats to lead the party for the next three years.

Terrie Rizzo, 70, who lives just west of incorporated Boynton Beach, easily beat Brevard County Democratic Chairwoman Stacey Patel in an 830-291 vote by…

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Shelters open to bring homeless people in from chilly temperatures

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Broward County declared a cold emergency for Saturday and Sunday nights and opened four overnight shelters for homeless people.

It’s because temperatures were predicted to drop to the 45-degree threshold or lower for three hours or more, said Michael Wright, manager of the Broward County Homeless…

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Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — a development that has roiled the region and the larger Muslim world.

The Israeli military said…

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Disease wastes South Florida’s corals, despite end of bleaching

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

A mysterious epidemic continues to sweep South Florida’s reefs, transforming corals into lifeless skeletons and threatening undersea structures that support tourism, provide hurricane protection and serve as homes to a vast range of marine life.

Called white plague, white blotch and other names,…

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Review: Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it.

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

I gave Amazon.com a key to go into my house and drop off packages when I’m not around. After two weeks, it turns out letting strangers in has been the least-troubling part of the experience.

Once Amazon owned my door, I was the one locked into an all-Amazon world.

When Amazon first floated the…

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Even newer forms of birth control can increase the risk of breast cancer, study says

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

A major new study has found that even birth control pills and other contraceptives that release low doses of hormones increase the risk of breast cancer in women.

While the link between hormonal birth control and breast cancer has been known for years, many doctors and women had hoped that newer…

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Spotted at Art Basel 2017 | Photos

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

See who’s been spotted at Art Basel 2017, taking place through Dec. 10 in Miami, Miami Beach and Wynwood, and featuring celebrity-studded parties, contemporary-art fairs and pop-up concerts. 

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Two Broward men split $550K jackpot in Florida Lottery game

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

A Pembroke Pines man Thursday claimed his share of the $550,000 jackpot from a recent Lucky Money game, Florida Lottery officials announced.

Jorge Velasquez, 56, was one of two Broward men who held a jackpot-winning ticket worth $275,000 from the drawing that took place, Nov. 21, the night before…

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What happens when society ignores sexual assault? You get Lesotho, where girls aren’t even safe at the grocery store

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

On my first day in Lesotho — a hardscrabble, high-altitude kingdom in sub-Saharan Africa — the security guard at my government-run lodgings shook my hand and held on too long. After several awkward seconds, I clumsily took my hand back.

Later that night, around 10 p.m., I awoke to someone rattling…

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John Mayer, Dead and Company rescheduled for Feb. 26 at BB&T Center

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

The band sets a new date for Friday concert postponed this week by Mayer’s appendectomy surgery.

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Broward bailiff plans walk to D.C. to raise awareness about human trafficking

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Broward court bailiff Roger DeHart was already interested in doing something to fight against human trafficking earlier this year when he met a Plantation mother with a heartbreaking story.

The woman, Lisa Manns, told a meeting of the Broward Human Trafficking coalition about her struggles with…

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This city OK’d marijuana dispensaries. Now it’s having second thoughts

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Have they opened Pandora’s box? Some Deerfield Beach city leaders worry that’s what they might’ve done by allowing marijuana dispensaries in the city.

They’re now trying to stop medical dispensaries from clustering citywide by keeping them out of commercial areas that also have homes, as well as…

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Is your car a deadly weapon? Dispute in criminal cases headed to Florida Supreme Court

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Can a Cadillac be used as a weapon?

What seems like common sense — a car turns into a deadly weapon if used to run someone down — isn’t always true under the law in Florida.

The state’s appellate courts are split.

The question: Should cars be considered as weapons so charges of manslaughter, or…

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Chickens roosting: Franken, Franks resign; Farenthold investigated

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Yesterday saw the resignation of a congressman and a senator, plus the re-opening of a House Ethics investigation into another congressman. On the state level, the investigations into state Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, continue — and all of this is over sexual misconduct charges. Somebody…

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Five federal judge vacancies in South Florida give Trump chance to shape bench

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

In the next few months, President Donald Trump is expected to name five new federal judges to lifetime appointments in South Florida, an unusual chance to shape the bench for decades to come.

Despite the opportunity, there are no controversial picks on the recently announced shortlist of 10 candidates…

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‘Times have changed’: Churches ask cops for advice to thwart mass shootings

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Sometimes prayer is not enough.

Recent attacks nationally on churches have prompted congregations throughout South Florida to ask police for training on what to do if confronted with an armed intruder.

“Times have changed. You never thought you would need to take these proactive measures for a…

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Fort Lauderdale executive of yacht sharing club faces federal fraud charges

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

A Fort Lauderdale executive who is president of a yacht sharing business for vacationers has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Connecticut and charged with defrauding investors in his company.

According to a five-count indictment alleging conspiracy and fraud, Andrew Deme, 51, and unidentified…

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Fix the white-knuckle obstacle course on I-95 | Editorial

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

The congestion and construction on Interstate 95 are frustrating enough, but navigating the dramatically uneven lanes that make your car shimmy, shake and swerve into neighboring lanes is downright dangerous.

Yet as the Sun Sentinel’s Wayne Roustan reported Sunday, the Florida Department of Transportation…

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South Florida employers reinforce anti-harassment policies, education

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer. The list of powerful men in the private sector accused of sexual harassment seems to have no end.

Some have been fired while others including prominent public officials have reluctantly resigned. Most recently, U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr….

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Videos show fight before deputy shoots man dead

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

A citizen’s video that shows the fatal shooting of a Lauderdale Lakes man by a Broward Sheriff’s deputy appeared on social media.

And on Friday afternoon, the sheriff’s office took the unusual step of releasing additional video from surveillance cameras, two deputies’ body cameras and 911 recordings…

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American Heritage creams Baker County for fourth state title in five years

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Coming in, the Class 5A state title game for American Heritage this year looked a lot like the one last season. The highly favored Patriots were facing an upstart team from Northeast Florida, making its first state appearance in front of a rowdy contingent of its fans at Orlando’s Camping World…

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Broward County seeks key to luring more tourists

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Broward County’s tourism agency is spending more than $200,000 to find ways to attract more visitors and operate more efficiently.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau wants to do a better job of knowing who visits here, who are potential Fort Lauderdale visitors and how best…

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At Florida rally, Trump says U.S. ‘cannot afford’ a Roy Moore loss in Alabama

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

President Donald Trump on Friday urged voters to elect a Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who has been dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct, warning that America “cannot afford” to have a Democrat win the hard-fought campaign instead.

Trump gave a boost to the campaign of GOP Senate…

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