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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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Voluntary Regional Recall Of Thomas’, Sara Lee, Publix, And Weight Watchers Bagels You are subscribed to Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts for U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

  Contact: Consumer: 1-800-984-0989 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 16, 2013 - BBU, Inc., the parent of the Bimbo Bakeries companies, has initiated a voluntary recall due to possible presence of fragments of metal caused by a faulty manufacturing part. Recalled products are the following fresh bagels with "Best Buy" dates (month and day) "JAN 18" to and including "JAN 27"found on the lock tab bag closu ...

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TRAFFICKERS TARGETING YOUTH IN STATE FOSTER CARE

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 23, 2013..........Two state agency heads Wednesday warned a Senate panel that pimps and third-party labor contractors are targeting young people in the state foster care system. Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins and Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters told the Senate Children, Famili ...

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FLORIDA TAXWATCH PRESSER

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SCOTT: EXPAND EARLY VOTING, POLLING SITES, REDUCE BALLOT LENGTH

By DAVID ROYSE  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 17, 2013….Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday that up to 14 days of early voting should be offered during the next election in Florida, an effort to reduce long lines experienced this past November – that would be a reversal of course for Republicans. Scott signed a bill two years ago shortly after taking office, that reduced the number ...

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