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  • WPT event at Seminole Hard Rock draws record entrants

    WPT event at Seminole Hard Rock draws record entrants
     Three years ago Tuesday the federal government shut down online poker in the United States, accompanied by projections the game's popularity would quickly fold.  Well, numbers from this week's World Poker Tour/Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown indicate...
  • Aquinas, Jupiter and Trinity Christian ranked top 10 in state softball all classifications rankings

    St. Thomas Aquinas is joined this week in Miracle Sports’ all classifications state softball rankings by a pair of Palm Beach County schools – Jupiter and Trinity Christian.  The two are No. 9 and 10, respectively, in this week’s...
  • Training your cat to use a scratching post far better than declawing

    Q: I want to have my 6-year-old male cat declawed. I've purchased scratching posts, but he ignores them. What else can I do? -- D.P., via cyberspace A: Keep in mind that all cats need to scratch; even declawed cats go through the motions. Of course,...
  • Happy Passover for Montreal man, who wins $1M at Seminole Hard Rock

    Happy Passover for Montreal man, who wins $1M at Seminole Hard Rock
     Why is this night different from all other nights for Eric Afriat? Because he won a million bucks. Poker players always endure ups and downs in long tournaments, but very few had the challenge Eric Afriat did.  He missed the Passover celebration...
  • Every city in Broward posts property value increase

    Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish released the tentative tax roll today. We'll have more coverage to come, but here are the city-by-city increases in value, including new construction: CITY or AREA / PERCENT INCREASE Broward County: 6.4...
  • Abortion could play role in Crist-Scott governor race

    Abortion could play role in Crist-Scott governor race
    New Florida legislation making abortions more difficult to obtain could become a lynchpin issue in the Charlie Crist-Rick Scott race for governor. Already, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee,...
  • Nissan Leaf at Gulfstream

    Nissan Leaf at Gulfstream
    Tuesday is Earth Day, and Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-454-7000, GulfstreamPark.com) is trying to make the world better by giving away an environmentally friendly car, a Nissan Leaf. The promotion runs...
  • Zillow: Buying a home can beat renting in less than a year

    Zillow: Buying a home can beat renting in less than a year
    It doesn't take long for South Florida homeowners to see the value in buying over renting, a new report shows. In Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, buying a home beats renting it after just 1.2 years, according to a first quarter analysis...
  • Broward schools ask for $800 million bond referendum

    Broward schools ask for $800 million bond referendum
    Broward County School Board members say they've helped repair the district's damaged reputation, so now they want taxpayers to help fix its severely damaged schools. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to ask voters in November to approve a 30-year,...
  • Spend the day with Mom at a free attraction for Mother's Day

    Spend the day with Mom at a free attraction for Mother's Day
    I love coupons and everyone knows it. They're often left on my desk in the newsroom by anonymous benefactors, or tucked in my mailbox by neighbors and friends. One Sunday many Mays ago, I hit the mother lode when my youngest son, Ryan, 8 at the time,...
  • Who's on top in county commish fund-raising?

    Who's on top in county commish fund-raising?
    With County Commission elections right around the corner, money is flying. Fund-raising prowess doesn't always equate to victory at the polls. (See former Sheriff Al Lamberti versus Scott Israel, 2012.) For one thing, incumbents have an advantage. For...