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Alaska – Paradise on steroids!

Flying to Alaska from Fort Lauderdale on our preferred carrier, Delta, took a full 15 hours, connecting through Minneapolis and then Seattle. The Seattle flight took off at 10:30 p.m. ...

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FAMU professor gets U.S. patent for drug discovery

Seth Ablordeppey, a Florida A&M University (FAMU) professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has received a United States patent (No. 8,158,646) for extensive modifications to the drug Cryptolepine. Preliminary tests indicate the drug will be effective at treating infections ...

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Broward County gets its second Black female city manager

The City of Hallandale Beach has a new city manager. But not just any city manager, — its first African-American female city manager. ...

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Governor Rick Scott missing in action at Romney’s events in Florida

In politics the experts say there are no permanent friends and no permanent enemies. Basically, I decided that this meant that in order to survive, you had to watch your friends; as well as your enemies. ...

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City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department recognized for positive influence on young men

On June 19, 2012 the Fort Lauderdale Police Department was recognized for their involvement with the Prince to Kings non-profit organization headed by Sharon Major-Hughes. Prince to Kings provides free mentoring and an educational component for high risk boys. ...

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New Citizens CEO says higher rates needed

The new head of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. made his debut before the governor and Cabinet on Tuesday, saying the state-backed insurer needs to raise rates but conceded that the issue is a political hornet's nest. ...

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On Tap in the Capital

CLEMENCY: The Cabinet meets as the Clemency Board this morning. (8 a.m., Cabinet Room, The Capitol.) NOTE: The start time has changed to 8 a.m., an hour earlier than originally scheduled. ...

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Freddie Jackson continues taking it Nice and Slow

With 11 number one singles in his career and being a twice Grammy-nominated artist, there is no mistaking those songs or the wonderful sound of a true singer—Freddie Jackson. ...

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Urban League of BrowardCounty receives $100,000 gift

The Urban League of Broward County, a non-profit human services organization, is the recipient of a $100,000 gift from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation. The contribution supports the Urban League’s efforts to expand programs and services through its new Community Empowerment Center ...

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Rae Lewis-Thornton: Still fighting AIDS at 50

During the of summer of 1992, Rae Lewis-Thornton, barely 30 years old and at the height of a promising career as a political organizer, decided it was time to tell her closest friends and loved ones that she was dying. ...

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