Tuesday, December 23, 2008

FLORIDA DIGEST December 23, 2008

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Miami Gay Men's Chorus sets sights on expansion

-Gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson to visit Trinity Cathedral [Miami} on Sunday
Trinity Cathedral near downtown Miami will host a Mass on Sunday celebrated by the Rev. Gene Robinson, the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop. [...] Sunday December 28 at 10:00 am.


Fort Report
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-Florida high court politics now officially out of control
The worst kind of judicial politics may place an unqualified person on the Florida Supreme Court. Blame Gov. Crist and some of his allies. It started on Dec. 9, when the governor received from the Judicial Nominating Commission five finalists whom the nine-member commission had named as candidates to replace Justice Harry Anstead, who is retiring. The commission interviews applicants for the high court, then recommends no less than three and no more than six candidates. The governor makes the final decision.

-Special report How contenders match up
Who will claim Mel Martinez's U.S. Senate seat? How the contenders match up
Aaron Deslatte
The holidays are typically a time for life-altering decisions. Never more so than this year, when four of Florida's biggest political names are mulling whether an open U.S. Senate seat in 2010 will change the trajectory of their careers. Jeb Bush, Charlie Crist, Bill McCollum and Alex Sink are the four politicians whose names float to the top of most lists now that U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez has decided not to seek another term in two years.

-Dem leader Sands was Madoff victim
From a press release:
House Democratic Leader Franklin Sands has learned in recent days that he and his wife, Leslie Sands, are included among a number of individuals, philanthropic institutions, and for-profit investment companies that have been victimized by an alleged fraud perpetrated by the New York based firm, Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC.


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