Local News

Woman survives rollover crash of SUV

By By Linda Trischitta , Sun Sentinel When Pompano Beach Fire Rescue paramedics and firefighters arrived at a rollover crash of an SUV on Tuesday, they found the driver standing up inside her truck, an official said. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel     ...
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Local News

Politicos go in front of the cameras to cook — and dish

By By Anthony Man , Sun Sentinel For fans of politics, there’s a pinch of CNN. For foodies, there’s a dash of Cooking Channel. For devotees of both, there’s a Florida-grown blend that outfits some of the state’s most prominent politicians in aprons and arms them with knives or whisks. …read more Source: Broward Politics     ...
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Christian

Report Finds Conflicting Trends at Christian Bookstores

By Kate Tracy CBA assesses last year’s overall sales and store closures. Sales at Christian bookstores increased by almost 3 percent last year, though the Black Friday bump that saved 2012 failed to materialize again in 2013. While the 2012 sales surge masked mixed results for Christian booksellers, this year’s CBA State of the Industry Report says stores are competing less on price and focusing more on personal engagement with customers. However, 49 stores still closed across the country, according to the Association for Christian Retail. This was an increase from the previous year’s 39 stores, but lower than the all-time high of 63 store closures in 2011. Additionally, 18 new Christian bookstores opened in 2013, an increase from 15 in 2012. Shoppers bought early in 2013, with second-quarter sales increasing by 12.6 percent and third-quarter sales increasing by almost 9 percent. However, the fourth quarter, which usually includes a bump from Christmas shopping, saw sales decrease by almost 7 percent. It’s a dramatic contrast with the previous year’s Black Friday sales, which rose 22 percent and were one of the main reasons the industry saw a 9 percent overall gain in 2012. CT previously reported how 38 Cokesbury retail bookstores shut down in …read more Source: Christianity Today     ...
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Religion

Quote of the Day: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

By Ron Ribiat “I read the words of Jesus Christ, and I realized that they were true. I used to think that I had found God, but I believe it is more accurate to say that He found me.” – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a convert to Christianity from Hinduism, addressing the graduates of Liberty University in Lynchburg, The post Quote of the Day: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Religion

Father Knows Best: Will my faith help me through this sad, lonely time?

By Martin Elfert God may not take away your sadness and loneliness, God may not make your sadness and loneliness make sense. But the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will share in your hardship. Just as that big love did for me more than 20 years ago, God will walk with you through the wilderness. The post Father Knows Best: Will my faith help me through this sad, lonely time? appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Religion

Satanism 101: The ‘faith’ behind the headlines

By Cathy Lynn Grossman They’re devil worshippers. No, they’re atheists. They’re witches. Well, maybe, but not Wiccan. A quick look at Satanists, who currently worship controversial headlines. The post Satanism 101: The ‘faith’ behind the headlines appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Education

Florida Surgeon General to Deliver Keynote Address at Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division Commencement

By jkatzman FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Florida’s State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health John H. Armstrong, M.D., FACS, will address degree candidates of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Health Professions Division (HPD) at its Commencement at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., on May 18 at 1 p.m. He will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree as part of the ceremonies. Florida’s State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health John H. Armstrong, M.D., FACS “Dr. Armstrong has dedicated his life to improving the health and well-being of the citizens of Florida and throughout the nation,” said Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., HPD chancellor. “As a trauma surgeon, educator, and health policy leader, he has made innovative thinking and advocacy a hallmark of his career, focusing on important areas such as performance improvement, older driver safety, and disaster readiness.” Armstrong completed his 17-year military career in 2005 as a colonel in the Army Medical Corps, serving as director of the U.S. Army Trauma Training Center in Miami. In this role, he led the development and implementation of an innovative and award-winning trauma training program for military medical units deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. He then served as trauma medical director at University of Florida (UF) Shands …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Education

2014 Commencement Recap and Preview

By wlchrist NSU alumnus Alberto J. Panero, D.O., whose life was saved in the “Miracle on the Hudson” (2009 U.S. Airway Flight 1549 emergency landing on the Hudson River) surprises Capt. Chesley B. (Sully) Sullenberger III for a heartfelt reunion at NSU’s undergraduate commencement ceremony. (Marc Serota/AP Images for Nova Southeastern University) As Commencement season is upon us and we celebrate the accomplishments of our many graduates who are preparing to begin or continue their careers or proceed to higher educational aspirations, please enjoy a recap of our Undergraduate and Shepard Broad Law Center Commencement exercises held this weekend at the BB&T Center and a preview of future ceremonies. Undergraduate Commencement – NSU alumnus Alberto J. Panero, D.O., whose life was saved in the “Miracle on the Hudson” (2009 U.S. Airway Flight 1549 emergency landing on the Hudson River) surprised Capt. Chesley B. (Sully) Sullenberger III for a heartfelt reunion before Sullenberger delivered an inspiring keynote address to more than 900 graduates and their guests. President Hanbury presented Sullenberger with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his service. Click here to view a YouTube video and be sure to share it on social media. Emma Magner, a marine biology major with …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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