December, 2008 Category

Dec 31 2008

Fields: Senate Should Stop Playing Games And Seat New Illinois Senator

Filed under: Guest Column

BY SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

(Sam Fields is a Fort Lauderdale attorney, political activist and knows way more about Mel Brooks movies than I do.)

 

Unless the Supreme Court does a 180° turn, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appointment to the United States Senate will eventually be seated. Read the rest of this entry »



Dec 31 2008

Update: Why We Need Daily Newspapers Report on Channel 6 Tonight

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Correspondent Nick Bogert of NBC-Channel 6 is preparing a report on why the survival of daily newspapers are important to the civic life of South Florida.

Bogert’s story is expected to be on the 6 p.m. news tonight, December 31, the 20th anniversary of the death of The Miami News.

The idea for the Channel 6 story was generated by a December 28 blog entry on Browardbeat.com, Bogert said.  

 



Dec 30 2008

Update: Candidate Rynerson Documents Linked Here

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

A Browardbeat.com reader has provided a link to court documents concerning Fort Lauderdale mayorial candidate Earl Rynerson.

As I wrote earlier, voters should decide for themselves how they feel about Rynerson after reading the documents.

Read the rest of this entry »



Dec 30 2008

State Blames Recession For Surge In Gun Permits

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS


There is at least one growth industry in the recession concealed weapons permits.

The state’s Division of Licensing reports a 151 percent increase in the past five years in concealed weapon permit applications.

Stories in The Miami Herald and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel blamed this on the election of Barack Obama and the fear that his administration will get tough on gun control.  Maybe that’s part of the reason.

But Tallahassee credited the recession and notes the trend has been taking place since September.  Read the rest of this entry »



Dec 28 2008

Fort Lauderdale Candidate’s Law Suits Surface

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 
The Fort Lauderdale campaign for mayor is becoming interesting.

 
A few days ago I was leaked some court documents pertaining to candidate Earl Rynerson.

Read the rest of this entry »



Dec 28 2008

Why We Need Daily Newspapers

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS


I left the South Florida Sun-Sentinel almost two years ago vowing never to look back.

I can’t live my life looking in the rear view mirror. Read the rest of this entry »



Dec 28 2008

Fields: My Solution For The Middle East

Filed under: Guest Column

BY SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

(Sam Fields is a Fort Lauderdale lawyer and a guy who thinks a lot.  Today he is thinking about the Middle East.)

Christmas came late to the Middle East.

But it was one hell of a gift. It was the reality that the two state solution, which is backed by almost everyone, is dead. Read the rest of this entry »



Dec 23 2008

Fort Lauderdale Will Have The Most Visible Campaigns In 2008

Filed under: General News

By Buddy Nevins


There is a one reason why Fort Lauderdale’s city election is the biggest and most exciting and probably most combative campaign coming up money.

 
Fort Lauderdale is filled with endless financial possibilities for the business community.

 

There is a lot of money to be made from votes of the Fort Lauderdale city commission. 

Read the rest of this entry »



Dec 23 2008

Fields: Psychics Just Selling Another Religion

Filed under: Guest Column

BY SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

(Sam Fields is a Fort Lauderdale lawyer, a rabid atheist and a non-believer of all things paranormal.)

Poor Gina Marie Marks.

If she had consulted a tax lawyer she would be a respected religious leader rather than a criminal on the lam. Read the rest of this entry »



Dec 21 2008

Obama Is Prejudice Against Short People

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

I’m vertically challenged.

At maybe 5-feet-5, the only folks I can look eye-to-eye are middle schoolers and maybe Ken Jenne.

It is natural that articles about height interest me.

Read the rest of this entry »



Listing all pages