Wednesday, June 18, 2008

FLORIDA DIGEST - June 18, 2008

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Stonewall Street Festival - Saturday and Sunday
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-Need hurricane shutters? Waiting could cost you
If you put off ordering until July, you'll probably pay a few hundreddollars more and wait a few weeks longer for the popular accordion shutters,company officials predicted.,0,1940206.story

-Trial begins in murder of Curious George collaborator
When 76-year-old Alan Shalleck, who adapted the Curious George children'sbooks for television, invited Vincent Puglisi and his boyfriend over onSuper Bowl Sunday 2006, Shalleck intended for it to be an evening of fetishsex between consenting men. Instead, Shalleck was brutally beaten andstabbed, his battered body dumped in the driveway of his Boynton Beachmobile home.,0,7334641.story

-Palm Beach County: School district found guilty of discrimination
The Palm Beach County School District discriminated against employees withdomestic partners by charging them about $4,000 more than married employeeswho got the same health insurance coverage for their spouses, the Palm BeachCounty Office of Equal Opportunity has ruled.,0,2143454.story

-115,000 ex-felons in Florida regain right to vote under new law
More than 115,000 former felons who completed their sentences have had theircivil rights restored since a new state rule went into effect 14 months ago,Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday.,0,2699918.story

-Report: Exams prove abuse, torture in Iraq, Gitmo
Medical examinations of former terrorism suspects held by the U.S. militaryat Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, found evidence oftorture and other abuse that resulted in serious injuries and mentaldisorders, according to a human rights group.,0,1716894.story

-Poll: Obama has slight lead over McCain in Florida
THE RACE: The presidential race in Florida,0,6955112.story

-Ask Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio your burning questions atJune 20 luncheon Stephen Goldstein Columnist
As the "Dueling Columnists," Kingsley Guy and I appear on this page onalternate Fridays. Starting this Friday, we go "live," launching "TheDueling Columnists at the Riverside Hotel," a luncheon at which we - andyou - may face off with politicians and public policymakers. Friday,Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio will be explaining/defending why theLegislature made the drastic cuts in the state budget that you'll have tolive with. You'll be able to comment and ask questions. This is realinteractivity, not the bogus "send us an e-mail" type to which no one reallylistens or responds.,0,5140966.column

Steve Rothaus
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Please join us this SATURDAY JUNE 21st as HEAVEN celebrates with it's MEGAPride weekend event. The HOTTEST monthly party for women who love womenwill roar this Saturday... LOUD & PROUD !!! [...] Purgatory Nightclub -1000 State Road 84 in Ft. Lauderdale.

You're Invited: Campaign Meet & Greet with Justin Flippen
Candidate for Wilton Manors City Commission
Friday, June 27th
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wilton Station Clubhouse
2605 NE 14th Ave
Wilton Manors, FL 33334
Come as you are and meet our city's next commissioner!

Gay & Lesbian Community Center of South Florida (GLCC) eVoice
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-Please join us on Saturday, June 21 at the Stonewall Street Festival Paradeas we walk with this year's Karl Clark Community Service Award recipient,Paul Hyman, GLCC Executive Director. You are invited to walk with the GLCCteam in the parade wearing your GLCC t-shirt. Please meet at the FortLauderdale High School Parking Lot at 6:30pm and look for the GLCC banner.
Connect with your community, show your pride and walk with the GLCC team!

-There will be a GLCC Founders Reception on June 25th hosted by the HyattRegency Pier 66. To join the Founder Circle or learn more about thisexciting group of GLCC supporters, contact Robert Boo, Development Directorat or 954.463.9005.

-To see pictures from the May Founders Reception which was sponsored by J.R.Dunn Jewelers and Merrill Lynch, click on this link and view 5/21/08 photos.

Please come out and help Mark LaFontaine for Florida Statehouse District #92
Wilton Manors Events this weekend - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Contact JD at 954-802-2202 or


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