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Surfboard craftsman, pioneer and legend Ron Heavyside dies at 69

By Tonya Alanez He matured from novice to legendary surfboard shaper. And along the way Ron Heavyside built and grew Nomad from a corner in his father’s Briny Breezes TV repair shop into a business, a brand and a store that has dominated the east coast world of surf for 50 years. Heavyside was a master craftsman… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Orlando debate set between GOP governor candidates

By Steven Lemongello Orlando will be the host for a nationally televised debate between Republican gubernatorial candidates. Fox News Channel and the Republican Party of Florida are partnering for the June 28 event, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. The debate will be moderated… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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After spotting problems, Palm Beach County schools speed up security measures

By Lois K. Solomon Palm Beach County schools have sped up several long-planned safety precautions since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings forced new scrutiny of school security. School board member Erica Whitfield said staff and contractors discovered a long list of security problems during post-Parkland… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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The crisis in local journalism has become a crisis of democracy | Opinion

By Steven Waldman and Charles Sennott | Report for America Shortly after starting as a newspaper reporter in the coal-fields region of eastern Kentucky, Will Wright wrote an alarming article about how residents hadn’t had running water for five days. One woman talked about how her husband’s grandfather could no longer bathe; another said the water hadn’t… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Paradiso Del Mar estate goes to auction: 7 bedrooms, 13 baths, garages for 30 cars

By David Lyons A sprawling ocean and lakefront estate known as Paradiso del Mar, complete with tunnel, seaside cottage, fabulous views and garages for 30 vehicles, is scheduled for auction Saturday in the upscale Palm Beach County town of Manalapan. The house, at 1960 S. Ocean Blvd., was built in 1989. The property… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Doobie-ous choice: Americans ignore marijuana-impaired driving risk | Opinion

By Robert Gordon | Tribune News Service Glorifying marijuana use is now a staple across pop culture, music and Hollywood, where getting high is celebrated with nary a mention of the public safety risks involved. But if you smoke, vape, or enjoy edibles and get behind the wheel of a car while impaired, not only are you breaking the law,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Top Workplaces 2018: Sun Sentinel rewards the best places to work

The Sun Sentinel surveyed more than 18,000 employees in South Florida to find the best places to work. More than 11,000 employees responded to the survey. These 70 employers stood out as Top Workplaces. Small organizations have fewer than 125 employees in South Florida; midsize have 125-399; large… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Obama writes tribute to Parkland students, deeming them among the most influential people

By Lisa J. Huriash Former President Barack Obama has written a tribute to Parkland’s student activists in Time magazine, honoring them for being among the top 100 most influential people worldwide. Obama recognized Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and Alex… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Obama writes tribute to Parkland students, deeming them among the most influential people

By Lisa J. Huriash Former President Barack Obama has written a tribute to Parkland’s student activists in Time magazine, honoring them for being among the top 100 most influential people worldwide. Obama recognized Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and Alex… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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NRA's Hammer fires salvos at GOP lawmakers over gun reforms

TALLAHASSEE — The National Rifle Association’s powerful Florida lobbyist, Marion Hammer, is taking aim at Republican lawmakers who supported a school-safety bill that included gun-control measures. In a letter to members of the NRA and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida, posted online Wednesday by… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Fort Lauderdale woman wins $500,000 in scratch-off game

By Doug Phillips When a Fort Lauderdale woman recently walked out of an area convenience store, she was carrying a $5 Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket that turned out to be worth $500,000. Edna Mae Edwards later traveled to Tallahassee to claim the top prize from her Gold Rush Doubler ticket, lottery officials… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Fort Lauderdale woman wins $500,000 in scratch-off game

By Doug Phillips When a Fort Lauderdale woman recently walked out of an area convenience store, she was carrying a $5 Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket that turned out to be worth $500,000. Edna Mae Edwards later traveled to Tallahassee to claim the top prize from her Gold Rush Doubler ticket, lottery officials… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Dwyane Wade on Kevin Hart: 'We're not friends right now'

By Ira Winderman Dwyane Wade draws a firm line when it comes to the playoffs. And the Miami Heat guard is not crossing that line even when it comes to his friendship with comedian Kevin Hart. So after drawing motivation from Hart rooting for his hometown Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 of this best-of-seven opening-round… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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In governor's debate, Democrats avoid fatal gaffes

By Dara Kam Florida’s top Democratic candidates for governor — Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, Philip Levine and Chris King — spent an hour Wednesday trying to burnish their credentials as the best man or woman to succeed outgoing GOP Gov. Rick Scott. After being repeatedly attacked by her opponents, former U.S…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Photos: Miami Dolphins make minor changes to their uniforms

The Miami Dolphins unveiled the team’s new uniforms, which features a slight change in the team’s color scheme. The orange is going back to original (darker) and the marine blue was removed from the outlines of the stripes, numbers and names. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Libraries Director Kelvin Watson elected as a PLA Director-at-Large

By Carma Henry Libraries Director Kelvin Watson elected as a PLA Director-at-Large Will begin serving three-year term in late June 2018 BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County Libraries Division Director Kelvin Watson has been elected as one of two new directors-at-large of the Public Libraries Association (PLA). His three-year term will begin immediately after the American Library Association’s 2018 Annual Conference, which takes place in New Orleans from June 21-26, 2018. “It is an honor to have been selected by my peers to serve as one of the PLA’s directors-at-large,” says Watson. “I’m looking forward to working within the PLA to further explore ways to expand the reach of libraries in the communities they serve and to broaden access to the vast educational, technological, and recreational resources and services public libraries provide.” Watson was named Director of Broward County Libraries Division in February 2017. Since then he has led ambitious and innovative initiatives that have made the Library a force in bridging the community’s digital divide and strengthened the Library’s connection to the communities it serves. His initiatives include the Veterans Connect Program, which provides free portable Internet service to veterans, active-duty military, and their dependents as well as events and …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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He's 19 and he just won $15 million in a Florida Lottery game

By The Associated Press A 19-year-old southwest Florida man has claimed a $15 million top prize in a scratch-off game. Florida Lottery officials say Quinn Kofler of Bonita Springs claimed the prize Wednesday in the new “Florida 100X the Cash” scratch-off game. He purchased the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven in Bonita Springs,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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ESSA demands full transparency on K-12 educational funding

By Carma Henry ESSA demands full transparency on K-12 educational funding The Every Student Succeeds Act, President Obama’s education law, calls for transparency in school funding. (Pexels.com) By Lauren Poteat,(NNPA Newswire Contributor) Public school systems throughout the nation will now be required to be a lot more transparent when it comes to school funding. According to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2015, all public schools nationwide, will be required to give fully-detailed reports on how and where they spend institutional funding. The ESSA reporting requirement for school funding begins in December 2019, and supporters of the rule, including the NAACP, believe it will help to encourage greater educational equity, particularly among schools serving large numbers of Black and Hispanic students in low-income neighborhoods. “We need more equitable and adequate funding for all schools serving students of color,” said Victor Goode, the education director for the NAACP. “Why? Because education funding has been inadequate and unequal for students of color for hundreds of years. Second, privatization forces are working to eliminate our public schools and, with it, transparency, public accountability and access to all.” Goode said that ESSA requires a breakdown of how student need is met with a focus on …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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