November, 2009 Category

Nov 26 2009

Gunzburger’s Ethics Reform Has Political Undertone

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

When Sue Gunzburger testified at the Ethics Commission earlier this year, she pushed hard to ban lobbying by her fellow county commissioners.

But Commissioner Gunzbuger didn’t reveal the political backstory driving her proposal. Read the rest of this entry »



Nov 25 2009

Blogger Right About Dropping Cuban Embargo

Filed under: Guest Column

BY SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez has them shaking their heads, if not shaking in their boots on Calle Ocho.
 
This leading Cuban dissident has called for an end to the Cuban embargo that has been the centerpiece of American foreign policy for almost fifty years.
 

Right on girl!

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Nov 25 2009

Eggelletion’s Plea Is A Blow To Mike Satz

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Former County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion’s guilty plea to money laundering soon is a victory for The People. 

But it’s a blow to State Attorney Mike Satz.

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Nov 24 2009

Sources: County Commissioners Trying To Block Ethics Rules

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Some Broward County commissioners are apoplectic over what’s happening at the Ethics Commission.

And it is causing them to act, well, downright unethical.  Read the rest of this entry »



Nov 24 2009

Political Tidbits: Ken Gottlieb; Susie Essman

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Ken Gottlieb kicks off his judicial campaign in early December and it’s not a moment too soon.

His opponent for County Court Group 20 is already attacking him.

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Ken Gottlieb in the state House

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Nov 21 2009

Update: Can’t Charlie Find A Black Republican In Black District?

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Gov. Charlie Crist appointed Dania Beach Commissioner Al Jones to the County Commission on Monday, more than seven weeks after Jones applied for the job.

Jones replaces suspended Josephus Eggelletion, who is said to be negotiating a plea deal with the Feds on charges of money laundering.   Read the rest of this entry »



Nov 20 2009

Despite Frenzy For Marco, Don’t Count Charlie Out

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Gov. Charlie Crist limps into the divided Broward Republican Party meeting on Monday, hobbled by persistent attacks on his conservative credentials.

To say that some in the audience may not be friendly to the governor is an understatement. Read the rest of this entry »



Nov 20 2009

Rothstein: A Christmas Fable

Filed under: Guest Column

BY SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

 
I am working on a script for a remake of the old Jimmy Stewart Christmas classic that I am calling: It’s A Not So Wonderful Life.

It will star Scott Rothstein.

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Nov 19 2009

Sources: Gretsas To Leave Fort Lauderdale Early

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

City Manager George Gretsas will be out of Fort Lauderdale City Hall as early as next week, say sources. Read the rest of this entry »



Nov 19 2009

Geller: Take My $50,000, Please!

Filed under: The Spin

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Former State Sen. Steve Geller says he has a problem: He can’t figure out who should get $50,000 in tainted money. 

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