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The Sun-Sentinel,0,3359972,print.story?coll=sfla-news-broward

Broward judge seeks reassignment after insensitive remark creates uproar
By Tonya Alanez and Jon Burstein
May 2, 2007

Broward Circuit Court's diversity committee had its first case before it even had bylaws.

"NHI," or "No humans involved." The initials uttered by Circuit Judge Charles Greene caused an uproar in the courthouse and marks the latest example of what many view as an insensitive, sometimes condescending bench.

The committee hastily met Monday to hear its first case.

Greene made the remark in April to two attorneys after a jury acquitted a man of attempted murder. The defendant, victim and witnesses were black. Greene, the county's chief criminal judge, said the reference had nothing to do with race. He used the term, he said, to describe how the jury weighed the witness' credibility.

The judge said he didn't mean for the comment to be misconstrued as racially insensitive. The committee members on Tuesday backed Greene, but he requested a new assignment to eliminate the unwanted focus on the circuit and criminal divisions.


The Sun-Sentinel,0,1779144,print.story

In Memoir, McGreevey's Wife Fires Back

Associated Press Writer
May 2, 2007, 9:10 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- The estranged wife of the nation's first openly gay governor says she felt forced to write her own memoir to tell her side of the story.

Dina Matos McGreevey said she still feels anger toward former New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey, who announced to the world in 2004 that he was "a gay American."

"I don't think he's still acknowledged the damage that he's done to me and to my family and that's very difficult to accept," Matos McGreevey said Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Her book, "Silent Partner: A Memoir of My Marriage," was released Tuesday, when she appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and at a book signing at a Barnes and Noble in Springfield, N.J., where she now lives.

"Over the last 2 1/2, almost three years, I've tried to stay in the background and away from the limelight and the media," Matos McGreevey told the crowd of about 100 people, mostly women, at the book signing.


The Miami Herald

The students spent a weekend learning with folks from the Religious...

The students spent a weekend learning with folks from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Topics during the L'Taken Seminar ranged from school vouchers, immigration and gay and lesbian rights.

Each student presented a view to legislative aides of several members of Congress. The group spoke to Sen. Bill Nelson's and Sen. Mel Martinez's aides; along with U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Lincoln Díaz-Balart.


The Miami Herald

Posted on Thu, May. 03, 2007
The scouts also attended the Post-Baynanza 25th Anniversary Celebration...

The scouts also attended the Post-Baynanza 25th Anniversary Celebration at Haulover Marina Park, hosted by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman.


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