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FLORIDA DIGEST - May 02, 2009

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-Broward Sheriff shows support for Broward House, sits with Democratic leader
Lamberti, a Republican, and some of his staff were seated at the table of longtime gay Democratic leader Michael Albetta. Also at that table was AIDS activist Michael Rajner. Rajner complimented the sheriff on his work on gay issues.

-U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings reads sex fetishes on House floor
Posted by Brittany Wallman
Hastings urged passage of the bill, saying it would help end violence based on prejudice and hate, would encourage people to report hate crimes and would ensure that "all of these -philias and fetishes and -isms that were put forward need not live in fear because of who they are.''

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-Photo gallery | Gay icon John Waters performs at Lincoln Theater in South Beach
These are exclusive photos I took Friday night before, during and after film director John Waters' show at the Lincoln Theater in Miami Beach. Waters spoke for about 90 minutes during the performance, then took questions. Afterward, he spent hours signing autographs and posing for photos with fans at a reception at the Shore Club hotel.


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-Florida Highway Patrol closes I-75 closed in both directions due to smoke in Collier County
In Broward County Click here for restaurant inspection reports, Interstate 75 has been closed in both directions, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement this morning. Alligator Alley is closed in both directions due to fog and brush fires in the area of mile marker 80 in Collier County. The westbound lanes will be closed at US-27. The eastbound lanes will be closed at mile marker 101 in Collier County. State Road 29 will be closed from US 41 north.,0,5448817.story

-Broward School District censors teachers?
Posted by Akilah Johnson
We've got an update on web forum situation. It's official: the Broward School District has stopped letting teachers post to the internal employee Web forum. Teachers had been complaining on the forum about pay, possible layoffs and other personnel matter, which is not allowed according to district policy.


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