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FLORIDA DIGEST - July 16, 2008

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Help Florida Red and Blue
Please volunteer and join me @ the GLCC (1717 N. Andrews Ave) this Thursday(7/17) from 6-8pm Start to "say no to 2" by saying yes to one volunteershift. We hold weekly phone banks on Thursday evening from 6-8pm, andSaturday afternoon from 12-2pm Florida Red and Blue is committed toeducating voters on the hurtful and harmful impact that ballot initiative"Amendment 2" will have on the rights of millions of Florida residents innon-traditional families . If you are interested in volunteering you cansimply respond to this e-mail or call 954-775-2310. In The Unity For AWhole Community,
Bishop Ma-Hee
Broward Field Coordinator
Florida Red and Blue/Say No 2

You are invited to view Michael Emanuel Rajner's photo album of CommissionerJoe Angelo's Farewell Party

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-Judge: Lauderdale police entrapped man in gay-sex sting at park
A Fort Lauderdale police officer entrapped a middle-aged man into exposinghimself in Holiday Park and groping the officer's groin, a Broward Countyjudge has ruled. County Court Judge Gary Cowart ordered prosecutors todismiss charges of indecent exposure, committing a lewd act and batteryfiled against Michael Marsh as prosecutors presented no evidence Marshintended to commit those crimes before meeting Officer Nick Coffin inHoliday Park last August.,0,3743974.story


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-State Farm seeks 47.1% rate hike for home insurance
State Farm, Florida's largest private property insurer, on Wednesday askedthe state for an average rate increase of 47.1 percent on homeownerpolicies. State Farm Florida Insurance Co. says it needs to increasepremiums to have the cash to pay claims if major storms strike.,0,1476679.story

-Principal of Coconut Creek High quits after school gets F
Coconut Creek High School, which last week received its first-ever F in thestate's student progress report, has lost its principal. Eugene Butler Jr.,who came to Coconut Creek High in 2006 from Miami-Dade County's schooldistrict, resigned Monday to take over the principal job at Miami CentralSenior High School, said Broward Schools spokesman Keith Bromery.,0,5274195.story

- Giving cops wider ticket-writing authority beefs up road enforcement atright time
ISSUE: Broward cops get wider jurisdiction to write tickets. Mutual aidagreements - those pacts between neighboring law enforcement agencies tocome to one another's assistance - have traditionally been called into usein times of emergencies. Like patrolling for looters in the aftermath of ahurricane, or setting up a dragnet for a felon on the lam.,0,202901.story

-Poll of Miami-Dade voters shows lack of support for Marlins ballparkPoll pans ballpark
A majority of Miami-Dade County voters think financing a ballpark for theFlorida Marlins with tourist taxes is a "bad investment" for countytaxpayers, according to a poll by Bendixen & Associates to be releasedtoday.,0,3877302.story

Fort Report
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-Special report: School grades: 13 Florida high schools earn nothing butD's and F's since 1999
Amid the high-fives and congratulations last week over Florida's soaringschool grades was another bit of news. For the first time in six years,none of Orange County's trio of perennially struggling high schools got anF.,0,15872.story?track=rss


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