Sunday, July 06, 2008

FLORIDA DIGEST - July 06, 2008

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ArtsUnited will feature the paintings of local artist Rick Esposito in asolo exhibit at the Stonewall Library and Archives from July 7 throughAugust 1, 2008. The library is located at 1717 N. Andrews Avenue in FortLauderdale. The exhibit opens with a reception to meet the artist from 6:30to 8:00 PM on Monday, July 7th. Admission to the exhibit and reception arefree and open to the public.
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-Two Republicans vie for shot at challenging Aronberg for state Senate seat
Aronberg faces themes of guns, blocking gays Is shooting squirrels aqualification for the state Senate? Or are diatribes about gays andminorities the campaign themes that will help a candidate unseat veteranSen. Dave Aronberg, D-Greenacres? A pair of Republicans will clash in theAugust primary for a chance to challenge Aronberg and tip the balance ofpower in the state Senate even more heavily into Republican hands.,0,2706736.story


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-A to-do list: Prepare yourself for hurricane season this year
The American Red Cross urges everyone to dust off their disaster suppliesand get prepared for hurricane season, which began June 1. The Red Crossrecommends the following preparedness actions:,0,2842505.story

-Primary will test young voters
ISSUE: More young voters engaged in presidential election.
Young voters are expected to participate in November's presidential electionin record numbers. If the recent Democratic and Republican primaries are anyindication, such predictions are probably correct and we'll see voters under30 play a decisive role in choosing the next president of the United States.,0,6715131.story

Miami Herald
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-Miami-Dade's judicial candidates answer questions at Upper Eastside forum
Acknowledging they don't get nearly as much attention as other electedofficials, 18 judicial incumbents and challengers met with area residents toencourage more thoughtful voting on Aug. 26. Miami-Dade's judicialcandidates believe that many voters don't put a whole lot of research -- oreven thought -- into who they choose to wield the gavel. ''A lot of peoplevote just on name recognition because they've seen the campaign signs,''said Abbie Cuellar, who is challenging high-profile incumbent Jeri BethCohen for circuit court judge.

-Girl Scouts program seeks to curtail early pregnancy

Fort Report
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-Voting right restored, but they don't know it
Florida restored civil rights to Coleman Felts, 67, of Miami on May 23, butthe former construction worker had no idea. "I really want to vote thisyear, it's an important year," said Felts, a potential Barack Obamasupporter who lost civil rights 20 years ago after felony convictions.

-Crist unlikely VP for McCain
The temptation is overwhelming and the flattery, for a rookie governor witha razor-sharp political instinct, irresistible.


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