July, 2009 Category

Jul 31 2009

Ron Book Makes National News With An Apology

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 

The e-mail from lobbyist Ronnie Book is a bit of promotion for himself and his daughter’s charity.

Nothing unusual with that.  Book is a great self-promoter.

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But the Newsweek article that Book refers to clients and friends contains a rare public admission from the lobbyist king:  I made a mistake.  I was wrong.

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Jul 31 2009

Here We Go Again: Two Hispanic Judges File For Re-Election

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

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Have Broward County voters matured enough to elect a Hispanic judge? 

We’ll find out next year now that two incumbent Hispanic judges have opened re-election campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »



Jul 31 2009

Fields: This Week In Religion (Christian Edition)

Filed under: Guest Column

(Buddy’s comment: When I was in college, one of the most popular TV shows on campus was the Rev. Ike Show.  We used to giggle as Rev. Ike flaunted the gaudy lifestyle he bought with money he squeezed out of his viewers.  Below is Sam’s take on the late-Rev Ike.)

SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

ONE OF JESUS’S ORIGINAL MONEY HUSTLERS MEETS HIS MAKER
 
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Never heard of Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II?  How about Reverend Ike?
 
He was a black minister who realized that it was wrong for White ministers to financially exploit the Black community with promises of prosperity in the “here and salvation in the “hereafter.
 
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Jul 30 2009

Fields: This Week In Religion (Jewish/Moslem Edition)

Filed under: Guest Column

BY SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

 JEWS–2009 A BUMPER YEAR FOR ANTI-SEMITES

Just in case Bernie Madoff was not bad enoughthere were the rabbis rolled up in a New Jersey corruption probe last week including one charged with selling organs for transplants.

Here are the latest stories from the world of religion: Read the rest of this entry »



Jul 28 2009

Fort Lauderdale P & Z Board Member Must Go

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Okay, Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Romney Rogers. The ball is in your court.

You appointed the jerk.  Now it’s time to pull the plug on the guy you named to the city’s Planning & Zoning Board: Fred StresauRead the rest of this entry »



Jul 27 2009

Former WFTL Talk Host Seiderman Dies

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Rick Seiderman, a radio host on WFTL-AM when that station had round-the-clock Broward-oriented talk shows, has died. Read the rest of this entry »



Jul 27 2009

Geller Crosses Off Nearly 10 Percent Of Donations

Filed under: General News

 BY BUDDY NEVINS

Excuse me! My mistake!

Former Sen. Steve Geller’s campaign made an error.  It caused $2,000 in donations to be recorded twice, so Geller was forced to redo the math.

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Jul 26 2009

Attorneys Fight Last-Ditch Battle To Save Treatment Programs

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Broward’s defense lawyers are fighting to the end to save treatment programs for jail inmates.

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Jul 24 2009

Seidman Opponent Has Plenty Of Life Experience

Filed under: General News

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BY BUDDY NEVINS

Jahra McLawrence has nothing against Broward County Judge Lee Seidman.

Still,  McLawrence  opened a campaign to run against Seidman this week.

 

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Jul 24 2009

Service Set For Meredith Fields, Wife Of Sam

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Memorial services have been scheduled for Meredith Fields, wife of long-time Broward trial lawyer and Browardbeat.com guest columnist Sam Fields.

 

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