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Roger Stone

Libertarian Opens Campaign For U. S. Senate

By Buddy Nevins,, Special to, June 29, 2015 –  Veteran political consultant Roger Stone’s Libertarian campaign for U. S. Senate is slowly getting underway. Stone opened an exploratory committee (below) in Hallandale Beach earlier this month. Stone was a well-known Republican operative and political trickster since the Watergate era. He also had a key role in the 2012 campaign of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. In recent years, Stone decided the GOP was on the wrong path and became a […]

by · June 29, 2015 ·, News, Politics
Shaq’s $2,500 Fund Raiser For Broward’s Sheriff

Shaq’s $2,500 Fund Raiser For Broward’s Sheriff

By Buddy Nevins,, Special to, June 28, 2015 – Broward Sheriff Scott Israel has some high profile friends. Late last year, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler co-hosted a re-election fund raiser for Israel. The connection was Richie Supra, the former Aerosmith guitarist who now lives in Plantation and who performed at Israel’s swearing in ceremony. Aerosmith fans paid $1,000-a-head to mix with Tyler, Supra….and Israel. Now another friend of the sheriff’s, retired basketball star Shaquelle O’Neal, is headlining a $2,500-per-person fundraiser […]

Tilted Kilt Invitation

Candidate Cancels Fundraiser At “Breastaurant”

By Buddy Nevins,, Special to, June 15, 2015 – This can be chalked up to the “What Was She Thinking” category. Judicial candidate Lea Krauss has cancelled plans to hold her campaign kickoff at a Fort Lauderdale “breastaurant” that features scantly clad, flirty waitresses. The invitation for the kickoff disappeared from Krauss’ Facebook page shortly after e-mailed her with a question about the fundraiser. The event at the Tilted Kilt was replaced with one at a Fort Lauderdale […]

Chief Donald DiPetrillo

School Board Accused Of Ignoring Fire Safety

By Buddy Nevins,, Special to, June 12, 2015 – When the Broward County School Board wanted voters to approve $800 million in new bonds, they said, “Protecting Children’s safety should be a top priority.” Those exact words were on campaign literature and on their lips…repeatedly… as they promised some of the bond money would go towards improving safety in schools. Now it is six months since voters approved the bonds and School Board members clearly have changed their tune. […]

Sunrise Will Ban Campaign Contributions By Key City Hall Officials

Sunrise Will Ban Campaign Contributions By Key City Hall Officials

By Buddy Nevins,, Special to, June 11, 2015 – Inspired by the ethics controversy sweeping the Broward Elections Office, Sunrise officials are ready to ban campaign contributions from three key officials to any Sunrise election. Mayor Mike Ryan suggested the new prohibition. The ban would forbid the City Clerk, City Attorney and Deputy City Attorney from donating to any Sunrise municipal candidate. The mayor publicly clashed with Elections Office attorney Burnadette Norris-Weeks after he suggested Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes […]

Florida Department of Health failing to respond to credible reports of cancer clusters

Florida Department of Health failing to respond to credible reports of cancer clusters

By SaintPetersBlog, Guest Author, Special to, June 10, 2015 – This is a story about pediatric cancer clusters in Florida. It begins in Durham, N.C., at Duke University, where Dr. David Banks is a professor in the Department of Statistical Science. In 2013 Dr. Banks was the new editor of Statistics and Public Policy, a journal of the American Statistical Association. In early February, Banks gave a speech to the Florida Chapter of the ASA at the University of West […]

Dr. Brenda Snipes

Broward Supervisor of Elections remains under fire

By Mark Young, Managing Editor, June 9, 2015 – Broward’s Supervisor of Elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes, is under fire from County Commissioners concerning  the SOEs private attorney SOE Burnadette Norris Weeks. has previously posted some stories from RedBroward and BrowardBeat. Both publications have posted several updated stories. We’re sure there will be more articles in the days to come. Below are excerpts from the postings and a link to the full articles: Election Office Atty Strikes Back At Criticism Posted by Buddy […]

Dr. Brenda Snipes

Some Commissioners Fed Up With Broward Elections Chief

By Buddy Nevins,, Special to, June 8, 2015 – It was Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes’ turn in the barrel last week. Snipes got grilled – her word for the 30-minute cross-examination was “bullied” – by Broward County Commissioner Mark Bogen on Tuesday. Like a prosecutor questioning a murderer, Bogen started out something like this: “Would you agree the most important thing for any supervisor is to run efficient and impartial elections?” It went downhill from there for Snipes. […]

Lung cancer cells (green) cultured together with normal lung cells (red). The triple-antibody combination EGFR, HER2 and HER3 strongly impairs the survival of tumor cells while sparing normal cells. Modified confocal microscopy image: Maicol Mancini, lab of Prof. Yosef Yarden

Study: Triple Treatment Keeps Cancer from Coming Back

By Weizmann Institute of Science, via Yale Health, June 5, 2015 – Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, responsible for some 1.59 million deaths a year. That figure is due, in part, to the fact that the cancer often returns after what, at first, seems to be successful treatment. And the recurring cancer is often resistant to the chemotherapy and other drugs that originally drove it into remission. According to new research by the Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Yosef […]

by · June 5, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, Health, Medical, Science
Aviation Director Emilio T. González (right) displays MDAD’s enlarged civil penalty check and addresses MIA’s security consortium (MDAD)

MIA collects fines of $89,000 from man who made bomb threat

(MIAMI) June 5, 2015 – To demonstrate that making a bomb threat in an airport is no laughing matter, Miami International Airport officials yesterday displayed enlarged checks in the amounts of $83,581 payable to the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and $5,653 for the Miami-Dade Police Department – the result of civil violation fines levied against a passenger who made false bomb threats at MIA last October. The threats, which the passenger later said were jokes, shut down parts of MIA for […]

State House members targeted:  Katie Edwards (L) Kristin Jacobs (R)

State Reps. Targeted For Taking Big Sugar Money

By Buddy Nevins,, Special to, June 4, 2015 – Legislators — including at least two from Broward — are being targeted in attack ads for not doing enough to fund restoration of the Everglades. Negative mail is aimed at Democratic State Reps. Katie Edwards of Plantation and Kristin Jacobs of Pompano Beach. It began hitting in their districts this week. The pieces slam the two legislators for not supporting Everglades restoration while accepting contributions from “Big Sugar.” Sugar growers […]

Unions Battle Over Broward Deputies

Unions Battle Over Broward Deputies

By Buddy Nevins,, Special to, June 1, 2015 – A Sarasota-based arm of the AFL-CIO has its eyes on the Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies. Over 2,000 deputies and sergeants will vote later this summer on whether they want the International Union of Police Associations to represent them, or want to continue with the Broward County Police Benevolent Association. At stake: Millions of dollars in annual dues flowing to the labor organization. The union gathered signatures from more than 40 […]