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  • Sun Sentinel Top Ten (Sept. 30)

    Sun Sentinel Top Ten (Sept. 30)
    1. FLANAGAN (5-0) Last week: d. McArthur 41-6 This week: at Everglades 2. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS (3-1) Last week: d. Nova 59-0 This week: South Broward 3. MONARCH (4-0) Last week: d. Douglas 49-12 This week: Coral Springs 4. AMERICAN...
  • We could have been Everglades County

    We could have been Everglades County
    In the spring of 1915, when the state Legislature decided to break up what was then known as Dade County and create a separate county, the new tract was to be named for its most notable – and sizable – feature: the Everglades. It only...
  • Drilling opponents to converge on Rick Scott's house

     Waving signs and carrying banners, opponents of oil drilling in the Everglades plan to converge on Gov. Rick Scott’s beachfront home in Naples on Saturday to demonstrate in favor of state limits on energy exploration.  Environmentalists and...
  • Napoleon Bonaparte Broward: the man behind the county's name

    Napoleon Bonaparte Broward: the man behind the county's name
    With such a grand moniker, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, who gave Broward County its name, was bound to be a bigger than life character. He didn't disappoint. Broward was Florida's governor from 1905 until 1909, and was responsible for starting to drain...
  • Scott's environmental plan could be superseded by Amendment 1

    Scott's environmental plan could be superseded by Amendment 1
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is touring the state this week to promote a new environmental plan he intends to push if voters give him a second term in office, including more spending on conservation and heftier fines for polluters. The plan signals...
  • Feds to give $20 million for Tamiami Bridge

     Federal transportation officials are about to provide a $20 million grant for expansion of the Tamiami Trail bridge, a major project to allow fresh water to flow into Everglades National Park.  U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said the grant award will...
  • In Audubon vs. Osceola, a good environmental deal

    A few months ago, Osceola County made a remarkably bad decision – something with the potential to foul the Everglades ecosystem and waste gobs of taxpayer dollars. But this week, the county did something even more remarkable … it fixed...
  • Palm Volleyball Preview

    Last year was a season of "this close" for Palm Beach County volleyball teams. Jupiter was "this close" to a state title, losing to eventual 8A champion Winter Park in the final four. Boca Raton was "this close" too, only losing to Jupiter....
  • Scout leads path to new labyrinth on Glades Road

    Drivers passing by First United Methodist Church Boca Raton West Campus may notice a large round slab has emerged on the clearing behind the wooden cross on Glades Road. It's a 30-foot labyrinth, with an overall pattern used for worship and...
  • How New River got its name

    How New River got its name
    For centuries, the New River, not the beach, defined the region that would become Fort Lauderdale. Glades culture Indians, who occupied South Florida for about 2,000 years, made camps along the waterway. The first white settlers built their houses and...
  • Movie star Johnny Depp's roots are in Miramar

    Movie star Johnny Depp's roots are in Miramar
    Not only did Johnny Depp grow up in Miramar, he also might have helped build your house if you live there now. The movie star, 51, once told the Los Angeles Times he worked construction as a teen and "built a bunch of those houses" in the western part...