January, 2009 Category

Jan 31 2009

Fields: How To Tell If You’re A Religious Nut

Filed under: Guest Column

BY SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

(Sam Fields is a Fort Lauderdale lawyer and an outspoken atheist.)

You know you’re a religious nut if it takes you more than one second to answer the following moral question.

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Jan 30 2009

Jim Waldman Challenges New House Speaker’s Appointment

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS


A Broward Democratic House member is challenging the appointment of State Rep. Larry Cretul, R-Ocala, as the new House Speaker.

State Rep. Jim Waldman of Coconut Creek, who monitors the House rules for House Democrats, said Friday that Cretul must be elected, not appointed.

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Jan 30 2009

Ritter’s Husband Shared Lobbying Client With Ilene Lieberman

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 

Broward Mayor Stacy Ritter and County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman are best friends.

They share meals.  They share fashion tips. 

And their families share lobbying clients.

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Jan 29 2009

No White Hats At the County Commission

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 

 
Susanne Gunzburger likes to portray herself as a white hat on a county commission of black hats.

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Jan 27 2009

Hospital District’s New Counsel Not A Member of the Florida Bar

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

The new general counsel of the North Broward Hospital District is such an outsider he isn’t even a member of the Florida Bar.

That’s a good thing at an agency that for too long has been run by insiders.

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Jan 27 2009

Plantation Sports Official Tells Sun-Sentinel: Rico Did Wrong

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 
There is more trouble for Plantation City Commissioner Rico Petrocelli this morning.

The president of the city youth athletics organization confirmed to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel the essence of a state ethics complaint against Petrocelli. Read the rest of this entry »



Jan 26 2009

Fields: Lobbying By Elected Officials Should Be A Crime

Filed under: Guest Column

SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

If House Speaker Ray Sansom, R-Destin, is guilty of misuse of his office,  it is sad for him and his family.

If he is Not Guilty, it is a disaster for Florida.

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Jan 25 2009

Has Rico Committed A R.I.C.O.?

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 

 

Browardbeat.Com Exclusive. Read It Here First

Plantation City Commissioner Rico Petrocelli told a state investigator last year that he had businesses donate money to the city athletics program and then took the money for his own use.

Petrocelli’s admission, recorded by the investigator, is at the heart of a state ethics complaint against him. 

Browardbeat.com obtained a copy of the recording. Read the rest of this entry »



Jan 24 2009

Fields: Sheriff’s Office Should Remain Partisan

Filed under: General News

BY SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

(Sam Fields is a local lawyer and a long-time Democratic activist.)

As I have previously written I supported Republican Al Lambertti in November.  It was for a  four-year term, not a life sentence.  This ploy to take partisan politics out of the sheriff’s race is as cynical as it gets.

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Jan 23 2009

Wilton Manors’ Mayor: Clumsy Or Hard Working?

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 

Scott Newton might be the hardest working politician Wilton Manors has ever seen.

Or he might be the clumsiest.

Voters can decide.

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