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George Caldwell, whose company helped build Fort Lauderdale, died at age 81

By By Lisa J. Huriash , Sun Sentinel George Caldwell, a former state legislator who ran a construction company responsible for South Florida landmarks including Calder Race Course and the Parker Playhouse, died Monday at his Fort Lauderdale home after complications from a stroke. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines...
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George Caldwell, whose company helped build Fort Lauderdale, dies at 81 | Offer condolences

By By Lisa J. Huriash , Sun Sentinel George Caldwell, a former state legislator who ran a construction company responsible for South Florida landmarks including Calder Race Course and the Parker Playhouse, died Monday at his Fort Lauderdale home after complications from a stroke. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel...
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Restaurants, dancing troupes prepare for Calle Ocho Festival

With the final day of Carnaval coming up, restaurants and dancing troupes prepare for Sunday. Restaurants like El Cristo, on Southwest Eighth Street and 16th Avenue, plan to serve the thousands that will be swarming the streets. Dancing troupes will also take the stage with salsa shows that have been preparing. RELATED: Dominoes tournament held at famous Domino Park …read more Source: WPLG Local News...
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NY man who faked death on trial for kidnap attempt

Hours after pleading guilty to faking his own drowning, a suburban New York man tried to abduct a woman and force her into his van, then chased her into the check cashing store where she worked, falsely claiming he was a detective chasing a prostitute, a prosecutor said. …read more Source: Miami Herald...
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Republicans offer their two cents about what Obama should talk about in South Florida

By By Anthony Man President Barack Obama visits South Florida on Friday, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama. They plan to visit a Miami-Dade County school to discuss, as the White House explained “how a quality education has never been more important to economic success in this country.” …read more Source: Broward Politics...
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EEOC details employer rules as religious worker complaints rise

By Cathy Lynn Grossman (RNS) As complaints near record highs, the EEOC is making its guidelines for religious workplace accommodation elaborately clear. The post EEOC details employer rules as religious worker complaints rise appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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Protesters denounce the Dalai Lama as a ‘dictator’

By Lauren Markoe (RNS) Many people think of the Dalai Lama as the personification of peace and love. But some Buddhist protesters say he’s a hypocritical “dictator.” The post Protesters denounce the Dalai Lama as a ‘dictator’ appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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Pope Francis criticized for defensive comments on abuse scandal

By David Gibson (RNS) The pope faces a torrent of criticism from victims advocates and others who noted that Francis did not apologize for the abuse, has not disciplined any bishops and has yet to meet with any abuse victims. The post Pope Francis criticized for defensive comments on abuse scandal appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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An 81-foot tug goes under off Key West — and taxpayers may be sunk

What began in January as one man’s whim to buy a 150-gross-ton tugboat for $8,000 is poised to end with a combination of taxpayer-funded agencies footing the six-figure bill to haul the 81-foot Tilly out of water off Key West, where it sank and remains. …read more Source: Miami Herald...
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Metro PCS store robber strikes twice

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are trying to identify a man who was caught on surveillance video robbing the same Metro PCS store twice. The first robbery occurred on Christmas at the Metro PCS store on Copans Road in Pompano Beach. Sales manager Yesenia Pupiro told deputies she was working when a man dressed in black entered the store and appeared to be shopping at first. Eventually, he grabbed Pupiro’s cellphone and demanded cash from the register. As he was leaving, the thief told Pupiro to “call the cops.” The second robbery occurred the day before Valentine’s Day as Jimmy Rene was helping two customers. Deputies said the same man entered the store, charged the counter and pointed a gun at Rene’s head, demanding cash from the register. Anyone who recognizes the man from either robbery is asked to call detectives or Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. …read more Source: WPLG Local News...
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