Saturday, March 07, 2009

FLORIDA DIGEST - February 07, 2009

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Tonight! It's time for clocks to 'spring forward' 1 hour
Daylight saving time begins early Sunday, meaning that clocks needed to be turned forward one hour as of 2 a.m.


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-Announcing "OUTlet: Plugging Young Women into the Arts - A First Ever
Conference in South Florida for and by Young Lesbian, Bi, Trans, Queer, Questioning Women and our Allies" For the first time ever South Florida's young lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning young women and their allies ages 15 to young adult have a place to expand minds, experience creativity and meet other young people like themselves. Through the generous support of Aqua Foundation for Women and under the leadership of Safe Schools South Florida, "OUTlet: Plugging Young Women into the Arts - A Conference for and by Young Lesbian, Bi, Trans, Queer and Questioning Women and our Allies" will take place on Saturday, April 18th at Sunserve in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1480 South West 9th Avenue, 33315. The electric OUTlet: Plugging Young Women into the Arts First Ever Conference" is absolutely free to all participants in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. In order to attend you must register on line at:

Do your part - Support your GLBT Candidates
Oakland Park, Ft. Lauderdale and Dania Beach!

Final opportunity to help Get Out The Vote: Sunday, March 8th
Dolphin Democratic Phone Bank begins at 4pm - 6pm
Please bring your cell phone and charger.. Let's burn some of those FREE weekend minutes for a great cause. At 6pm, we will celebrate with some beer/wine and cheese, etc. reception. Your time will be most effective as we call GLBT and GLBT friendly voters in: Oakland Park for Anthony Niedwiecki, Anne Sallee, and Suzanne Boisvenue; Ft. Lauderdale, Dist# 4 for Coleman Prewitt; Dania Beach for Derrick Hankerson and Jimmy Crimminger. For more information, please call JD Camp at (954) 802-2202If you can't make it Sunday, then call to see how you can help on Monday or Election Day (Tuesday).

Sunshine Cathedral - Ft. Lauderdale
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-The annual Florida AIDS Walk in Broward County is fast approaching and will be held on Sunday, March 15th, in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Every dollar we raise will provide critical HIV/AIDS services to those in need in Florida, and we need your help to accomplish our goal! You can help by making a commitment today to join our team (Sunshine Cathedral MCC) and walking with us. Even if you are not able to walk, you can sign up to be a virtual walker and help raise money. If you have any questions or want to donate money in person, Team Captain Robert Beemer ( will be in the social hall after the Sunday morning services. All donations go directly to Florida AIDS Walk. To register to walk on our team or support our team financially online, go to and click "Register" near the top of the page. Then click on the "Join a Team" icon. Search for our church team by entering "Sunshine Cathedral" in the search box at the bottom of the page. Then scroll down and click "Join" next to Sunshine Cathedral MCC. You can then join our team as a walker or virtual walker, and donate directly online.


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-Florida signs $1.2 billion construction contract to rebuild Interstate 595
Deal projected to pump up to $1 million a day into local economy The $1.2 billion project to rebuild Interstate 595 will soon be under way. Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday announced that the Florida Department of Transportation has signed an agreement with ACS Infrastructure Development Inc., a Spanish construction conglomerate.,0,60031.story

-Florida's delinquent condo owners force neighbors to pay more
Daniel Vasquez
Althea Prescott and her husband, Louis, struggle to pay their family bills, which include increasingly higher maintenance fees for their Arbor Keys Condominium unit in Tamarac. And what do they get for the higher association costs? No additional services. No extra landscaping. Just the bitterness of knowing they must pay more because about 140 of their 232 neighbors are delinquent or in foreclosure.,0,6668955.column

Fort Report
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-It's official: Greene resigns from Palm Beach County Commission
Palm Beach County Commissioner Addie Greene disregarded her doctors' orders last year when she ran for a third term. She won in November, taking 77 percent of the vote .

-Departure of 4 commissioners in 3 years leaves Palm Beach County government transformed
They changed the face of Palm Beach County for decades to come by pledging millions to woo The Scripps Research Institute. They gorged themselves on property-tax revenue during the county's real estate boom without fear of voter backlash. But the proud and politically untouchable Palm Beach County Commission of this century's first few years no longer exists.

-Gov. Crist promotes cheaper health insurance
Gov. Charlie Crist is championing a less-expensive health insurance program for uninsured Floridians. Crist touted the initial success of the state's partnership with six private insurance companies to offer Cover Florida Health Care Access Program, saying it has saved uninsured residents $2.3 million.


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