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The Eleventh Chapter: The Longings of our Hearts Must Be Examined And Moderated

By TomTruex The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisBOOK THREE: INTERNAL CONSOLATIONThe Eleventh Chapter: The Longings of our Hearts Must Be Examined And Moderated The Voice of Christ MY CHILD, it is necessary for you to learn many things which you have not yet learned well. The Disciple What are they, Lord? The Voice of Christ That you conform your desires entirely according to My good pleasure, and be not a lover of self but an earnest doer of My will. Desires very often inflame you and drive you madly on, but consider whether you act for My honor, or for your own advantage. If I am the cause, you will be well content with whatever I ordain. If, on the other hand, any self-seeking lurk in you, it troubles you and weighs you down. Take care, then, that you do not rely too much on preconceived desire that has no reference to Me, lest you repent later on and be displeased with what at first pleased you and which you desired as being for the best. Not every desire which seems good should be followed immediately, nor, on the other hand, …read more Source: Imitate Christ     ...
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Governor ponders vetoes of hometown projects

By By Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee Bureau Chief Gov. Rick Scott is pouring over projects lawmakers tucked into the state’s $77.1 billion budget that range from a gay men’s chorus in Broward County to a Panhandle ballet school and Miami observation tower. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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Sweetheart deal haunts BSO, county taxpayers

By By Brittany Wallman , Sun Sentinel Cooper City undercharged for police and fire services No matter where you live in Broward County , if you’re a taxpayer, you’re helping Cooper City pay its police and fire bill. …read more Source: Broward Politics     ...
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Honoring veterans through battlefield models

By By Marc Freeman , Sun Sentinel Ex-Marine and PBSO Deputy David Pintos re-creates historical scenes by hand David Pintos’ passion is putting war on display, featuring scenes of bravery and triumph alongside graphic depictions of horrors and casualties. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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Are seasonal hurricane forecasts of value?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its seasonal hurricane forecast Thursday calling for eight to 13 named storms, of which three to six could become hurricanes, including one to two major hurricanes. The headline in the NOAA press release was “NOAA predicts near-normal or below-normal 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.” More: NOAA predicts near-normal 2014 hurricane season Earlier in April, Colorado State University seasonal forecasters Phil Klotzbach and Bill Gray called for below average activity with nine named storms, three hurricanes and one major hurricane. The average number of named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes are 12, six and three based on averages from 1981 to 2010. The above-normal activity experienced in many years since 1995 is expected to be decreased due to the anticipated development of El Niño this summer. So what is the value of these seasonal forecasts and how are we supposed to use them? As a scientist, I’m glad to see others work on long-range hurricane forecasting. It would be great if someday we had reliable outlooks telling us what areas would likely be impacted by tropical cyclones months in advance. The first step in doing that is to predict how active in a general sense the season will be. This is …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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3 inside stolen car arrested after fleeing deputies in Oakland Park

Three people discovered riding inside a stolen vehicle were arrested Friday after fleeing from deputies. A deputy followed a vehicle acting suspiciously Friday afternoon when it took off on NW 38th Street from Powerline Road, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle stopped at 300 NW 38th St. and the people inside got out and ran. Deputies said one of them was taken into custody. Another person was taken into custody after breaking into a house trying to hide from deputies. The third person was found hiding near the corner of 38th Street and North Andrews Avenue and was also taken into custody, deputies said. Two of the arrestees were found by K-9 deputies. A large perimeter was set up in the neighborhood of Lloyd Estates for two hours with deputies, detectives, K-9 deputies and BSO’s helicopter. The three arrested were charged with stolen vehicle, burglary residence and several other criminal charges, according to BSO. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Crews search for missing South Carolina kayaker in So. Fla.

Authorities are searching for a 47-year-old South Carolina man who went missing in South Florida, according to the Coast Guard. Coast Guard crew members learned at 9:45 a.m. Friday of a possible missing kayaker. David Lemonds’ truck was spotted in the parking lot overnight with no signs of him retuning to it, authorities said. Several local kayakers in the area were questioned, and it was determined that Lemond was last seen at 11 a.m. Thursday leaving in a 12-foot, yellow ocean kayak. Crews began searching an area from Dania Beach to Rivera Beach. Authorities said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and John U. Lloyd Beach State Park rangers searched the park Friday but were unable to find Lemonds. Anyone with information on Lemonds’ whereabouts is asked to call Coast Guard officials at 305-415-6800. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Aurora Hernandez arrested on insurance fraud charges

A South Florida woman has been arrested on charges of insurance fraud. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrest of Aurora Hernandez on Thursday. State investigators claim Hernandez was organizing staged automobile wrecks and billed for phony personal injury protection claims. Hernandez, who operated Magic Hands Medical Services, is the latest suspect arrested in Operation No-Med Services dating to last May. The operation targeted four accident clinics in Miami-Dade County. A doctor, two clinic owners and five medical licensees were among those arrested. Authorities said they are also looking for Ricardo Jimenez, the owner of two defunct Miami-Dade County clinics. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Court: Rights of Captain Punished for Refusing to Attend Islamic Service Not Violated

By Heather Clark TULSA, Okla. – An appeals court has ruled that the rights of an Oklahoma police captain that was punished in 2010 for refusing to attend an Islamic service were not violated. As previously reported, three years ago, Captain Paul Fields was ordered to attend “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day,” which was hosted by the Islamic Society of Tulsa at a local mosque. The event, held on an Islamic holy day, was to include a tour of the mosque, an Islamic prayer service, lectures on the Islamic faith and meetings with local Muslim leaders. Because Fields is a Christian, he felt uncomfortable with attending the event, which was not an official police function. He reportedly met with his superiors to express his concerns and outline why he believed that it was unlawful for the Tulsa Police Department to force him to attend. “This event is not a police ‘call for service,’ which I would readily respond to as required by my oath of office,” Fields wrote in an email. “It is my opinion, and that of my legal counsel, that forcing me to enter a mosque when it is not directly related to a police call for service is a violation of my …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Miami’s Operation Stand Down brings hope to homeless vets

U.S. Army veteran Michael Malichuk has been homeless for more than a decade after his day labor pay simply wasn’t enough. A mugger robbed him of much of his hearing eight years ago, rupturing his one good ear drum, he says. And six months ago, a thief robbed him of his hearing aid. He lives on the grounds of a church near downtown Miami. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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53-year-old Miami man sought by police

Police are asking for the public’s help finding a 53-year-old man who was last seen early Friday morning. Mario Rodriguez-Delgado was seen at 3 a.m. Friday at his home, at 202nd Avenue and SW 168th Street. Police said Rodriguez-Delgado walked out of his home and was wearing a white shirt, beige shorts and black shoes. He is required to take medication and becomes disoriented at times, according to Miami-Dade police. Rodriguez-Delgado is described as a white Hispanic man who is 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 165 pounds and has brown eyes and salt-and-pepper hair. Anyone with knowledge of Rodriguez-Delgado’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective David Invernizzi, of the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Special Victims Bureau and Missing Persons Squad, at 305-476-5423 or 305-418-7200. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Supreme Court suspends Broward Judge Gisele Pollack

By By Linda Trischitta , Sun Sentinel Broward County Judge Gisele Pollack was suspended by the state Supreme Court on Friday after an investigative panel’s recommendation that found Pollack had allegedly violated the code of judicial conduct in her struggle with alcoholism. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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