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  • Florida lawmakers vow swift action to shield public from sex predators

    State legislators promise to overhaul sex offender laws in response to a Sun Sentinel investigation last week that found Florida has failed to stop hundreds of rapists and child molesters from attacking again. In the Florida Senate and House, leading...
  • Will Jenne make it back to Tallahassee?

    Will Jenne make it back to Tallahassee?
    Evan Jenne loves serving in the Florida House of Representatives. When newly drawn legislative districts confronted him with the prospect of a messy 2012 primary fight with another incumbent, he considered running for Broward County Commission. But...
  • Oct. 26 Safewalk-Run to benefit domestic violence victims

    Oct. 26 Safewalk-Run to benefit domestic violence victims
    Every day at first appearance court in downtown Fort Lauderdale, many of the newly arrested from around Broward County are facing domestic violence charges.  Sometimes victims even come to court, bruised and tearful but fearful of retribution from their...
  • Outcry over proposed pit bull ban leads Broward commissioner to withdraw proposal

    Outcry over proposed pit bull ban leads Broward commissioner to withdraw proposal
    Pit bull lovers came out in force Tuesday to oppose a county commissioner's effort to get the breed banned in Broward. They rallied in front of the Governmental Center, holding signs saying "Don't Bully Pitbulls" and "Don't Kill My Best Friend."...
  • A round-the-world trip -- all on airline points

    A round-the-world trip -- all on airline points
    KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic — We had been collecting frequent-flier points for years. My husband, Keith, and I thought that, yes, of course, we would use them. We would fly around the world. Business class. Maybe next year. Queen Latifah shoved...
  • Joe Flacco is Super Bowl MVP, but can he bring in super dollars?

    Joe Flacco is Super Bowl MVP, but can he bring in super dollars?
    Joe Flacco woke up groggy Monday after partying late into the night, hanging out with Jay-Z and Beyonce as he celebrated the game of his career. Early in the day, the Ravens quarterback received keys to a 2014 Corvette Stingray, the prize for being...
  • Former swim coach sentenced for child sex abuse

    Former swim coach sentenced for child sex abuse
    Kelley Currin recalled dancing with her longtime swimming coach, Rick Curl, as a teenage girl the night of his wedding some 30 years ago. She wore a pink dress, held on too long and whispered in his ear, "I hate you." She told Montgomery County...
  • Organizations join to stop child sexual abuse in sports

    Organizations join to stop child sexual abuse in sports
    Following a string of recent cases in which coaches used their positions to sexually abuse children, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation says it is trying to help sports organizations better screen people who work with young athletes. The foundation has...
  • Ripken foundation hosts summit on preventing abuse of child athletes

    Ripken foundation hosts summit on preventing abuse of child athletes
    — As Cal Ripken Jr. watched the news unfold of the sexual abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky at Penn State University, he decided to take on the chief question before the sporting community: "What can we do to make kids safer?" The Orioles Hall...
  • Season Preview event listings | Broward 2013-14

    Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. Season Kick-Off Cocktail Reception Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) FAB! begins its 10th anniversary with a season kickoff cocktail reception, hosted by corporate member Northern Trust, at its Fort Lauderdale office. Free,...
  • Volunteer Profile: Nate D. Handley

    Volunteer Profile: Nate D. Handley
    Managing paralegal and client communications director of a Fort Lauderdale real estate law firm, Nate D. Handley, 33, completed the 30-hour training to be a Guardian ad Litem in 2010.  Guardian ad Litems are trained volunteers appointed by the court to...