| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Last week: Organized librarians and Miami-Dade citizens convinced the County Commission to stop the ill-advised plan to gut the library system by cutting hours and librarians. Budget crisis averted, but [only] postponed. The fact is libraries are not just...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Look for an increase in electronic table games at Calder Casino and Race Course, notes Paul Pippen, senior director of slot operations.
Pippen, who worked in Las Vegas and elsewhere, joined Calder in July, and is evaluating the casino's next step.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The Hialeah Park poker room was flush with customers in its first full month, with pretty much a full house.
The new poker room outearned its south Broward and Miami-Dade competitors, with $692,417 in September revenue. That’s well ahead of nearby...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Broward and Palm Beach counties rule the state rankings in Class 7A and 5A in boys basketball.
The latest Florida Association of Basketball Coaches-Source Hoops boys state polls were released Tuesday, and Broward and Palm boast four of the top six teams...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:48 AM
The Martin Luther King Day holiday on Monday makes it a three-day weekend for some, and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek knows you have a dream. There’s a giveaway of up to $2,500 every two hours from 1 p.m. through 9 p.m. Saturday and Monday. On...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 4:37 PM
A lottery win is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, but lightning has struck again at a Tamarac Sunoco.
The single Florida Lotto winning ticket was sold at Vic's Sunoco in Tamarac, 8291 N. University Drive. It's worth $12 million, and is the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief held a big bash when she became mayor in November.
Newly released campaign finance reports show she spent some $12,000 in campaign contributions on the affair.
Sharief said she held the party because people in the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:22 PM
MONDAY, Oct. 21 GIRLS VOLLEYBALL District 11-8A at Taravella High: Taravella (2) vs. Douglas (3), 5; Coral Springs (1) vs. Coral Glades (4), 7. District 16-5A at Cardinal Gibbons High: Archbishop McCarthy (3) vs. Coconut Creek (6), 5; American...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:56 AM
(Sorry, this was to have been posted on Friday, my fault.)
Five South Florida casinos have end-of-the-month car giveaways – if you count a car inspired by “The Munsters.” Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:21 AM
Once adrift in life, Fort Lauderdale amputee Thomas Mills III is walking with new purpose, decked out as a superhero to inspire the disabled to get moving in novel ways.
But it wasn't long ago that the man in the Superman costume was the one in need...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:23 AM
(photo by Larry Marano)
I never saw Josh Groban live in concert prior to his Nov. 6 concert, but now I can confirm two things: I understand how he’s sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and why ladies love him.
Performing his In The...