Thursday, June 19, 2008

FLORIDA DIGEST - June 19, 2008

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-Did Crist back oil drilling due to VP quest?
Gov. Charlie Crist's decision to abandon the nearly universal, bipartisanopposition to oil and gas drilling off Florida's coast is leaving peoplewondering if he was kissing up to John McCain in hopes of becoming the vicepresidential candidate.,0,5451398.story

-Offshore drilling no panacea for rising gas prices
ISSUE: Offshore drilling proposal back again. Offshore drilling isn't ashort-term strategy for relief. It's a short-sighted strategy, period.,0,7553252.story

-Moore leaving Fort Lauderdale commission in November
Carlton Moore, the commissioner who has represented the city's mostimpoverished residents for 20 years, has submitted his resignation,preparing to run for Broward County Commission. The move came as nosurprise, but it opens the door for interested candidates to submitapplications to serve the remainder of his term, from his planned departurein November until the city's elections in February and March.,0,5260421.story

Miami Herald
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-Dade schools whack hundreds more jobs
The Miami-Dade School Board voted early Thursday to eliminate hundreds ofpositions, bringing the total number of jobs cut to more than 2,000.

-Drilling a wedge in McCain support
High-profile Florida Republicans are breaking with John McCain onoil-drilling off Florida's coasts, a politically risky issue in a must-winstate.

From Lambda Legal
Please join us if you can this coming Sunday, June 22 at the StonewallStreet Festival to help promote the incredible work of Lambda Legal. Wehave some beautiful new Lambda Legal t-shirts for our volunteers and lots offun stuff to give out to all the folks at the festival! The festival willrun from 10:00am - 5:00pm. We will have the following 2-hour shifts:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Please let me know which shift or shifts you would like to work. Lookforward to seeing you there!
Rick Hill
Southern Events Director
Lambda Legal
11 Island Ave, Suite 1406
Miami Beach, FL 33139
786.473.6126 o
305.401.1021 c

From TheDolphinDemocrats
Wilton Manors: Join the Dolphins @ Tent E - Stonewall Street Festival 2008 -June 21 - 22, 2008

Stonewall Library & Archives to march in Stonewall Street Festival's 1stNight Parade this Saturday June 21st
Who - People interested in having a fun time on a short walk and getting afree limited edition *T-shirt.
What - Night Parade Marchers.
Where - Fort Lauderdale High School Parking Lot.
When - Between 7:00-7:20 PM on June 21, 2008.
Dress - White or light colors.
*35th Stonewall Library & Archives Anniversary T-shirts are limited forfirst 50 participants only.


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