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Happy 59th Birthday, Oprah!

The queen of talk, mega-mogul, and humanitarian bar none, Oprah Winfrey has been an unending source of inspiration for all.  She has graced our homes and warmed our hearts with more than 25 years of lessons and enlightenment that we’ve gathered from her shows.  And now at 59 years young, the diva is still on a mission to help us achieve our “authentic selves” and ultimately “be the change you want to see in ...

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Rapper Rick Ross target of barrage of bullets

The Miami Herald WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF Carl Bomberger and his wife Cybil, from Pennsylvnia enjoy breakfast at the Floridia diner, the site of a shoot-out early Monday. Authorities say rapper Rick Ross was the target. No one was injured. A Miami prison guard and college football player before his career path turned to gangsta rap music, Rick Ross has faced repeated criticism in the music industr ...

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Attorney General Pam Bondi and Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler Host Press Event to Discuss National Mortgage Settlement

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–On Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 12:30 p.m., Attorney General Pam Bondi, Mayor Seiler and the Fort Lauderdale City Commission will host a press event to discuss the national mortgage settlement and the relief that is available to Floridians. WHO: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler and the Fort Lauderdale City Commission WHAT: Discussion of the national mortgage settlement and ...

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City of Fort Lauderdale Launches Annual Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest

Contest Open to Fort Lauderdale Students in Grades K-12   Fort Lauderdale – The City of Fort Lauderdale, in partnership with the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association, is sponsoring the Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest to celebrate Drinking Water Week, which will take place May 5-11, 2013. The City is inviting K-12 students who attend Fort Lauderdale public and private sc ...

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Black Filmmaker Wins Top Prize At Sundance Film Festival

Just one year after Ava DuVernay made history as the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Award at Sundance Film Festival for “Middle of Nowhere”, director Ryan Cooglercontinued the tradition of Black excellence by nabbing both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for his film “Fruitvale.”  According to Shadow and Act, only three other films have won both the Audience and Grand Jury Priz ...

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7 Shocking Places Flu Germs Live

By Charlotte Evans, BDO Staff Writer It may not come as a surprise that coming  into contact with cold & flu culprits are amazingly easy. Why? Because there are many common surfaces that we all touch, but that very few really stop to think about. For example, did you know that the warm, wet inside of a sponge is prime habitat for bacteria to grow? The National Sanitation Foundation at the University of ...

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‘Complete panic’ as 232 killed in Brazil nightclub fire

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — A blaze at a Brazilian nightclub left 232 dead early Sunday morning, in what appears to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade. More than 100 were injured when the fire broke out at 2 a.m. in Santa Maria, Brazil, at a nightclub called Kiss, which was hosting an event for a local university. Most of the attendees were students of that school, the Federal University ...

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Feb. 20, 2013 Small Business Expo and Business Seminar

  Vendor booths are available for small businesses to showcase their products or services.  If a business would like to participate, please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/businessseminar for details and registration information. ...

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Calling all FUTURE Gators!

  Calling all FUTURE Gators! Please complete the application below and submit it for consideration for one of sixteen Broward County Gator Club $1,500.00 Scholarships that will be awarded in 2013!  Instructions, requirements and guidelines are included on the Application.  You must be a graduating Broward County High School Senior, accepted, and soon to be attending the University of Florida the upcomi ...

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Will Florida families lose out?

  Florida legislators are deciding right now whether our state will accept critical federal funds which would provide health care to hard-working families in dire need of coverage, and create jobs. Yet Gov. Rick Scott and some lawmakers want to block these funds, leaving Florida to continue struggling to care for the uninsured. Sign the petition to Florida legislators and tell them to ensure our tax do ...

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