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Severe weather floods parts of South Florida

A few brave drivers took their chances in flood waters across South Florida, specifically in Medley. The rising water stranded several drivers and employees were stuck at their jobs Thursday. “Been stuck here about a half an hour,” said one man whose BMW had flooded. Tow trucks stood by in the area of 89th Avenue as car after car became stranded or needed help leaving their office parking lot. Many in the commerce area said they always have flooding problems, only this time was worse. “One of our employees had to pay a tow truck 20 dollars,” said Perry Bekerman, who was stranded for three hours at work. There were similar scenes all across South Florida as severe weather rolled through. As of 10 p.m., employees were still picking up their vehicles. Public works employees said a project is underway to relieve flooding in the area. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Head of Royal Caribbean cruise lines discusses soccer stadium site

The opposition is in the air, and in print, when it comes to the possible location of David Beckham’s desired PortMiami stadium site. The driving force behind it is Richard Fain, the head of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. “This is a time when we have to stand up and say we have to protect our port,” said Fain. In an interview with Local 10’s Michael Putney for This Week in South Florida, Fain detailed his support for soccer in Miami, so long as David Beckham’s stadium is anywhere but the southwest port site he favors, which is unusable for ships, but slated for by county leaders for some type of commercial development. “Most of the space that the port uses isn’t for the ships,” said Fain. “The vast majority of the space is the infrastructure. The technology is changing, mechanics are changing, and we need to evolve as time goes on, and we haven’t done that.” Fain and his well-funded Miami Seaport Alliance argue a soccer stadium, taking up the 12-acre port site, will jeopardize more than 200 cargo and cruise-related jobs, a claim newspaper researchers find false. Fain said he fears the progress and investments of the county’s No. 2 economic driver, a deep …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Guns, knives, explosives flying into South Fla. airports

Threatening weapons, including guns, knives and explosives, have been flying into South Florida airport security checkpoints like never before. “Are you surprised?” Local 10’s investigative reporter Ross Palombo asked the Transportation Security Administration. “I am surprised by some of the things,” TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz said. After reviewing data exclusively obtain by Local 10, it appears the number of checkpoint catches at two airports has suddenly taken off. At Miami International Airport, agents found 24 guns last year. That’s more than double found the year before that, when there were 11. Passengers packed ammunition 546 times last year, which was an increase of 82. There were also two more incidents of explosives being found, 2,267 more knives and 23 more box cutters found in 2013. “Is that concerning?” Palombo asked of the increase in guns. “The doubling of guns does concern us,” Koshetz said. At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, agents said they found 45 guns in 2013, compared to 42 the year before. There were also 14 incidents of explosives, 1,081 more knives and eight more box cutters found in 2013. “Should we be concerned?” Palombo asked. “No, we’re keeping you safe,” Koshetz said. “We’re finding those items.” Those aren’t the only items they’ve found. The TSA showed Local 10 …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Airport worker takes amazing lightning picture

If a picture says a thousand words, the one taken during Thursday’s South Florida storms needs only one. Wow! Local 10 viewer Leslie says he was working at his job at Miami International Airport when the order was given to take cover because of hazardous weather conditions. With nothing to do while waiting out the storm, Leslie snapped a couple of photos and couldn’t believe his luck when he browsed through what he shot. The picture he sent Local 10 was of a lightning bolt striking the airport with a plane in the air and one on the ground. Leslie immediately sent the picture to share@local10.com and from there, using an airline term, it took off. Once the storm passed and operations resumed at the airport, Leslie and his colleagues went back to work, but not without an incredible memento of his afternoon. EMBED PICTURES …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Jury decided quickly to convict mom in killings

Jurors in the murder trial of a mother who fatally shot her two teenage children had to decide between two scenarios: the prosecution’s argument that Julie Schenecker knew what she was doing when she aimed a .38-caliber handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets at her children’s heads; or the defense’s explanation that the former military linguist was legally insane at the time. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Christian

Review: Godzilla

By Timothy Wainwright You thought you knew what to expect, but you probably weren’t expecting this. mpaa rating:PG-13 (For intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence.) Genre:Action, Science Fiction Directed By: Gareth Edwards Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Andy Serkis Theatre Release:May 16, 2014 by Warner Bros. Gareth Edwards’ take on the classic monster franchise has much of what a great blockbuster should, and I wonder if it won’t be a Jurassic Park for millennial teenagers. At the same time, in an odd and pulpy way, it serves as a telling snapshot of a whole host of modern cultural paradoxes: competing commitments to art, commerce, energy, the environment, empire, democracy, and to my surprise, faith. A brief intro to the human component of the drama: Bryan Cranston plays Joe Brody, whose tidy expat life as a nuclear scientist in Japan was forever changed fifteen years before the main events of the movie. Now he comes across as a lonely conspiracy theorist, less malicious than a birther but as obsessed as a grassy-knoller, written off even by his own son Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). But, as you might suspect, Brody the Elder doesn’t seem crazy for long. The movie does some things very, very well. The soundtrack …read more Source: Christianity Today     ...
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Review: Million Dollar Arm

By Mark Moring Disney’s latest sports flick is one of the best feel-good baseball movies in years. mpaa rating:PG (For mild language and some suggestive content.) Genre:Sports Directed By: Craig Gillespie Cast: Jon Hamm, King, Bill Paxton, Lake Bell Theatre Release:May 16, 2014 by Disney What are the perfect conditions for an epiphany? For one of those eureka moments, maybe even a word from God? Perhaps while hiking alone with your thoughts on a peaceful trail in a national forest. Or while being moved to tears during a Bach cantata, or after reading a particularly riveting story. Or maybe during a time of prayer while scribbling away in your journal. Or maybe it comes late one night, beer in one hand and remote control in the other, while channel surfing, and flipping back and forth between a cricket match in India and Susan Boyle singing “I Dreamed a Dream” on Britain’s Got Talent. Or . . . Wait. What?? That’s just what happens in a pivotal scene early in Million Dollar Arm, the latest in Disney’s string of feel-good, based-on-a-true-story sports movies. It’s a lineup that began in earnest with 2000’s terrific Remember the Titans, and has included such gems as The Rookie (2002), Miracle (2004), Invincible (2006), and Secretariat (2010). Disney was …read more Source: Christianity Today     ...
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Education

The Broward MPO Partners With Stranahan High School

The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (Broward MPO) has partnered with South Florida Commuter Services (SFCS), a program of the Florida Department of Transportation, and Stranahan High School’s Engineering Magnet Program to provide students with projects from the TRAC & RIDES Educational Program as well as the opportunity to participate in unique field trips this school year. …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools     ...
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United Way of Broward and BCPS Team Up For Above The Influence March & Rally

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, thousands of students from across Broward County will come together for the 2nd annual Above the Influence March and Rally, a yearly event to empower youth in our community. …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools     ...
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BCPS to Host Teacher Recruitment Fair – May 29, 2014

To help meet the demand and recruit high quality educators, Broward County Public Schools is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Fair. The District is focused on hiring talented and certified teachers in math and science to join its team of education professionals. …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools     ...
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