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Legendary South Florida DJ Rick Shaw dies at 78

By Tonya Alanez Legendary South Florida disc jockey Rick Shaw has died. He was 78. If you grew up in South Florida, Shaw’s voice was a voice you knew. Shaw retired in May 2007 after 51 years on the air, the final 47 on South Florida stations, including MCKR 610AM (later WIOD), WQAM 560AM, WAXY 106.7 and as the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Legendary South Florida DJ Rick Shaw dies at 78

By Tonya Alanez Legendary South Florida disc jockey Rick Shaw has died. He was 78. If you grew up in South Florida, Shaw’s voice was a voice you knew. Shaw retired in May 2007 after 51 years on the air, the final 47 on South Florida stations, including MCKR 610AM (later WIOD), WQAM 560AM, WAXY 106.7 and as the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Children with disabilities abused at group home, complaints allege

By Ryan Van Velzer A state-funded group home that is supposed to help South Florida children with disabilities has racked up a history of complaints including child abuse and neglect, police and state records show. The Tate Center Inc. is a nonprofit that runs group homes north of Palm Beach County as well as a destination… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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A look inside the Hollywood nursing home as it became a deadly cauldron after Irma

By Paula McMahon, Erika Pesantes The panic started about 2:30 a.m. with a frantic worker’s shouts on the second floor of the Hollywood nursing home: “Code Blue, Code Blue, Two East, Two East!” “ was screaming so loud and then she ran,” said Charlotte Adams, who was trying to keep her semi-paralyzed mother hydrated with water,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Florida summit targets nursing home hurricane improvements - but will anything change?

By Diane C. Lade Florida health-care regulators and the nursing home industry have long known senior facilities can be a dangerous place to be after a hurricane. As far back as 2006, the nursing home industry had a hurricane summit that revealed two key points: That nursing homes are not on the state’s top priority… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hallandale deadlocked over $70M budget

By Susannah Bryan City leaders may blow their deadline to figure out how to spend $70 million in tax dollars next year. Hallandale Beach commissioners deadlocked 2-2 Monday over their budget, sparring and sniping from beginning to end. “We can’t work together to adopt a budget?” Mayor Joy Cooper said at one point…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Hallandale deadlocked over $70M budget

By Susannah Bryan City leaders may blow their deadline to figure out how to spend $70 million in tax dollars next year. Hallandale Beach commissioners deadlocked 2-2 Monday over their budget, sparring and sniping from beginning to end. “We can’t work together to adopt a budget?” Mayor Joy Cooper said at one point…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Woman Convicted of Aiding Murder Sues to Stop Prison System From ‘Imposing Strong Christian Values on Inmates’

By Heather Clark TOPEKA, Kan. — A Thelemite woman who is serving a 40-year sentence surrounding the murder of her husband has filed suit against the Kansas Department of Corrections in an effort to force the prison to stop “imposing strong Christian values on inmates.” The American Humanist Association (AHA) filed suit on behalf of Shari Webber-Dunn, who follows Thelema, a… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Hurricane Irma spreads thousands of gallons of smelly sewage across South Florida

By Brittany Wallman, John Maines As hurricane wind and rains soaked Miramar in southwest Broward, a huge oak tree with a root ball 4- to 5-feet long tipped. The vibration cracked a sewer pipe underground, and for more than a day, raw sewage poured out over Old Miramar Parkway into a home-lined canal at 132nd Avenue. The estimated… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Broward County Fair plans return after 5-year absence

By Larry Barszewski The Broward County Fair hopes will make its long-awaited comeback in November at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach — if plans get the green light. There hasn’t been a county fair in five years because promoters have not been able to get city approval for the sites they picked. First Lauderhill… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Broward County Fair plans return after 5-year absence

By Larry Barszewski The Broward County Fair hopes will make its long-awaited comeback in November at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach — if plans get the green light. There hasn’t been a county fair in five years because promoters have not been able to get city approval for the sites they picked. First Lauderhill… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Paramedics brave hurricane to save 1-year-old Delray boy

By Ryan Van Velzer Without power and stuck in the middle of a hurricane, Stacy Alcenard-Macer’s 1-year-old son had no way to take the medicine he needed to breathe clearly — until the Delray Beach Fire Department came to his rescue. Alcenard-Macer lost power the morning of Sept. 10 as the outer bands of Hurricane… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Man shot dead while trying to stop verbal assault, police say

By Tonya Alanez A 57-year-old Hollywood man was shot dead Friday morning in West Park after he intervened when a homeless man was being verbally assaulted by another man, police said. Philip Antonino was shot multiple times and died at the hospital, said Gina Carter, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Man shot dead while trying to stop verbal assault, police say

By Tonya Alanez A 57-year-old Hollywood man was shot dead Friday morning in West Park after he intervened when a homeless man was being verbally assaulted by another man, police said. Philip Antonino was shot multiple times and died at the hospital, said Gina Carter, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Thief uses SUV to steal generator from family's front porch, deputies say

By Tonya Alanez Five days after Hurricane Irma, a brazen thief pulled up to an Oakland Park home and stole a generator from the front porch, deputies said. The suspect, Juan Rodriguez Fajardo, 34, was arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary and grand theft, said Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Thief uses SUV to steal generator from family's front porch, deputies say

By Tonya Alanez Five days after Hurricane Irma, a brazen thief pulled up to an Oakland Park home and stole a generator from the front porch, deputies said. The suspect, Juan Rodriguez Fajardo, 34, was arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary and grand theft, said Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Strengthened grid, weaker than expected Irma creates storm of questions for FPL over power losses

By Marcia Heroux Pounds, David Fleshler The feared direct hit to South Florida from Hurricane Irma never happened. But most people lost power anyway, enduring days of dark houses, cold meals and sweltering heat. When Hurricane Irma arrived Sept. 10, it struck a system that Florida Power & Light Co. had spent nearly $3 billion to strengthen… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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CAHSS Invites you to Intellectual Conversations on Sept. 28

By wlchrist NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) will again host the CAHSS Intellectual Conversations beginning September 28, 2017. The series topic this academic year is “Resistance.” The opening conversation will feature Yvette Fuentes, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Literature and Modern Languages in CAHSS. Her conversation is entitled, “Writing as an Act of Resistance: The Narrative of Wendy Guerra.” Daughter of the well-known poet, Albis Torres, Wendy Guerra (Havana 1970) is one of Cuba’s most celebrated contemporary writers. A graduate of the Instituto Superior del Arte (ISA) with a degree in Film, Radio and Television Direction, and a former student of the late Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez, Guerra has been the recipient of several international literary prizes, including the Bruguera Prize in 2006 for her debut novel, Todos se van (Everyone leaves). In this novel, and subsequent ones, including Nunca fui primera dama (2008), Posar desnuda en la Havana (2011), Negra (2014), and her most recent, Domingo de Revolución (2016, Guerra presents readers with women living across various periods of Cuban history, and relies on first-person narrations, in particular epistolary fiction and in particular the diary form, as a way of inserting women into the …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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FEMA: Flood insurance claims for Irma near 17,000 in Florida

By Ron Hurtibise If your home or business was damaged by storm surge or flooding during Hurricane Irma, National Flood Insurance Program director Roy Wright wants you to know how to get as much money as you can as quickly as possible. Once you get back into your home, “take pictures of everything,” Wright said by… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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11th person dies in Hollywood nursing home saga

By Susannah Bryan An 11th person has died as a result of stifling heat at a Hollywood nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma. Constance Alice Thomas, 94, died Thursday at 8:58 a.m., more than a week after eight people succumbed to stifling heat at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. Among those… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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