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Beyonce inks $50-million deal with Pepsi

By Gerrick D. Kennedy When Beyoncé makes her return to music at the top of next year, the multi-platinum will be armed with a major backer: Pepsi. PepsiCo, the conglomerate best known for its soft drinks, announced it has inked a deal with the multi-platinum singer. The deal — reportedly worth $50 million — is being touted as a “true creative and wide-ranging global collaboration.” But what exactly does it ...

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Miami cornerback Thomas Finnie charged, suspended in campus theft

Miami cornerback Thomas Finnie was suspended indefinitely Tuesday after being arrested and charged with occupied burglary and grand theft in connection with an on-campus computer theft earlier this month. The university confirmed the arrest and suspension in a press release, and said Finnie had been transported to Dade County Jail. According to the school newspaper, the Miami Hurricane, a laptop was reporte ...

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Jeff Friday, Chris Dodd and Russ Parr

Chris Dodd (Chairman of the MPAA) joined Jeff Friday (CEO of Film Life, Inc and Founder of the American Black Film Festival) for a special VIP screening of Russ Parr's "The Undershepherd."  The special event, which took place on Tuesday, November 27, included a reception and screening followed by a Q&A with filmmaker and syndicated radio host Russ Parr. (Photos attached with captions in filename.  Pleas ...

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Broward County Commission News – Registration Now Open for Broward County Go SOLAR Fest, January 25-26

Want to be part of bringing solar to South Florida? Don’t miss Broward County's Go SOLAR Fest, which takes place Friday, January 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, January 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Local, state and federal government officials, licensed solar and electrical contractors, financial institutions, solar ins ...

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MIAMI, FL – The Miami Dolphins all-time winningest coach Don Shula was honored for his success in business by the Dolphins Business Alliance (DBA) at Sun Life Stadium.   “This is an award that I certainly didn’t expect but I’m very thankful that they did honor me,” said Shula. “I’m proud of the fact that we’ve done well in business and I had a good background in sports and the two of them tie in togeth ...

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Magnet Programs And Nova Schools Application Window Now Open

Interested in Performing and Visual Arts?  How about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics?  Perhaps Pre-Law, Pre-Med or maybe the Military Academy is more to your liking. These are just a few of the areas of study and courses provided as part of Broward County Public Schools Magnet Programs, which focus on students' special interests, talents and abilities. For more information about the unique ...

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Florida Leaders Propose Tuition Deal

Florida's universities are looking to make a deal with state lawmakers on tuition increases. On Wednesday morning, university presidents from across Florida gathered at the state Capitol and announced that they will guarantee no tuition increases next year if the state Legislature sets aside an extra $118 million for the schools. The $118 million represents the same amount of money that would be generated i ...

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Judge: State Can’t Privatize All Florida Prison Health Care

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, December 4, 2012..........A judge struck down a decision by the Legislative Budget Commission to privatize health-care at prisons across most of the state, one of the first times a court has weighed in on the power of the 14-member panel. The ruling, issued Tuesday, allows the Department of Corrections to privatize health-care service ...

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