Tuesday, April 01, 2008

FLORIDA DIGEST April 1, 2008

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There are still tickets available for our intimate evening with ElliottTiber, "the gay man who helped give birth to the Woodstock Nation.
"When? Tuesday, April 1, 6:30 pm
Where? Fort Lauderdale's Cinema Paradiso (503 SE 6th St)
What? An intimate cocktail reception with
In 1958, Tiber, then the 23-year-old president of the White Lake Chamber ofCommerce, granted himself a permit to run a music and art festival on thethree swampy acres of lawn of his motel El Monaco in the Catskills.
Please join us on Tuesday, April 1, at 6:30 PM at Cinema Paradiso, for thischance to meet Mr. Tiber. We also encourage you to stay for the 8:00screening of his docu-comedy film "Woodstock: Ticket to Freedom"... thestory of how a gay Jewish man from Brooklyn went on to become one of thismost influential figures of the Woodstock nation. Mr. Tiber will alsodiscuss and be signing copies of his new book "Taking Woodstock."
Tickets for the reception are limited and are $20 for members, $25 fornon-members. Tickets for the film screening are $8.00 General Admission /$7.00 Students and Seniors / $5.00 FLIFF members. Cinema Paradiso hasgenerously offered to donate a potion of the ticket sales to Stonewall.
For cocktail reception reservations, please contact:
Jack Rutland, Executive Director
Stonewall Library & Archives

On Thursday April 3rd, Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour, Details Magazine,Converse Sneakers and David Barton Gym are throwing an in store event insupport of the 20th Anniversary of AIDS Walk Miami benefiting Care Resource,the GLCC of South Florida, Broward House and Food for Life Network. Mediasponsors are 411 Magazine, Express, and Mark's List. Festivities include anevening of fashion shows, fitness and entertainment with DJ Producer OrenNizri, fitness tips from David Barton Gym, custom sneaker tagging byConverse Sneakers, Wii games, drinks, food, raffles and prizes. There willbe a $25 donation for admission that will benefit AIDS Walk but for thateach person receives a $25 electronic gift card from Saks Fifth Avenue BalHarbour that they can then apply to any Men's Contemporary purchase thatevening. To RSVP call 305-576-1234 X257, 954-587-7141 X257.

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-Businesses need right to ban guns
For three years, the National Rifle Association has been pushing a law thatwould invite armed violence in Florida workplaces. The measure would limitemployers' ability to ban weapons from their premises - and trample theright of businesses to decide what happens on their private property. TheHouse passed the bill last week without meaningful debate and largely alongparty lines.

-Q & A: How the national financial overhaul affects you
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Monday proposed a major overhaul of thefederal government's regulation of the nation's financial system -- from thenation's biggest banks and investment houses to insurance companies andmortgage brokers.

-Congressional delegation tells Tallahassee: Don't cut Everglades money
WASHINGTON - Members of South Florida's congressional delegation Mondaywarned legislative leaders not to eliminate spending next year forEverglades restoration.

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-Broward schools face biggest cuts in state from legislators
TALLAHASSEE - South Florida this year may be forced to absorb more than halfof the public school spending cuts being proposed by the state House - inpart because the region is losing students faster than other part of thestate.


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