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  • Penelope Soto, Fla. teen who flipped off judge, apologizes and avoids 30-day sentence

    02/08/2013 6:00:24 PM PST · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    (CBS) MIAMI - Penelope Soto, the Florida teen who was jailed after flipping off a Miami-Dade judge, avoided a month behind bars Friday after she apologized to him in person, reports CBS Miami.
  • Report: Florida Investigating Potential Voting by Thousands of Non-Citizens

    05/09/2012 1:20:33 PM PDT · by montag813 · 28 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-09-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona As most Americans know, Florida is a state where a small number of votes can make a huge difference. After all, the 2000 presidential election was decided by just over 500 votes. So when there is evidence of potential voter fraud, officials better take it seriously. But they rarely have. Stand With Arizona, along with FAIR, have urged Florida to check on evidence of potential illegal alien voters for over a year with no action taken. That is, until a Tampa NBC affiliate uncovered shocking evidence of illegal aliens who voted in multiple elections...
  • Miami-Dade voters remove Mayor Carlos Alvarez

    03/15/2011 8:21:04 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 79 replies · 1+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 3/15/11
    Mayor Carlos Alvarez was ousted Tuesday by voters angry over a property tax rate increase and salary raise for county employees in a county struggling to recover from the recession. With 100 percent of precinct votes counted, 88 percent voted to oust the mayor, making Miami-Dade the most populous area, with more than 2.5 million people, ever to recall a local official. Just 12 percent of the 204,500 who cast ballots were in favor of allowing Alvarez to finish his second term, which ends in 2012.
  • Braman Promises Recall Effort In Light Of Tax Hike

    09/23/2010 8:10:09 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat
    See BS 4 ^ | 9/21/10
    Whether you have a stake in Miami-Dade's property tax debate or not, auto tycoon Norman Braman made the county's budget debate a whole lot more heated Tuesday; he launched threats against county commissioners...Braman is on the attack because last week county commissioners passed a budget that will raise property taxes an average of 14 percent.
  • Norman Braman threatens county recall effort (Millionaire wants to boot libs OUT!)

    09/23/2010 8:05:47 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 9/22/10 | MATTHEW HAGGMAN AND MARTHA BRANNIGAN
    Amid growing voter anger and frustration that Miami-Dade County government may raise property tax rates while granting pay increases to its employees, business leader Norman Braman threw down the gauntlet by threatening a recall effort of County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and any county commissioner who votes for the rate hikes.
  • Dennis Moss Catching Flak For Large Raises (46% Raise For Miami-Dade Bureaucrat)

    09/03/2009 11:08:57 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 3 replies · 540+ views
    Miami-Dade Commissioner Dennis Moss is defending his position after giving raises to some of his staff members, saying that their workload has grown dramatically, during a news conference held Wednesday afternoon.
  • Miami-Dade Recovery (County Gov't Web Site Has Shameless Hussein Promotion)

    07/26/2009 4:40:24 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 4 replies · 415+ views
    Miami-Dade County Web Site ^ | 07/26/09 | Some Dade Bureaucrat
    Message from Mayor Carlos Alvarez Miami-Dade County is looking for ways to spur the economy, create jobs and invest in our future. Everything we do is about improving the quality of life for our residents. To us, recovery and reinvestment are not just "buzz" words. They are our mantra and our creed as we work to make the best possible use of stimulus dollars, and emerge from this economic downturn better and stronger. Learn what Miami-Dade County is doing with the help of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • Dade County Workers Accused Of Cheating Taxpayers

    11/10/2006 6:30:08 PM PST · by CAWats · 1 replies · 186+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/10/06 | Charles Rabin
    In one instance, a county employee received a $5,000 reimbursement for a three-week class at Harvard University that cost $10,000. But the report found the employee attended class on county time and submitted the reimbursement request a year after the course was completed -- both violations of the program's guidelines.
  • Tornado warning gfor Miami-Dade

    06/27/2006 1:09:28 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 6 replies · 585+ views
    CNN | 06-27-2006 | CNN
    Just coming in on CNN..Miami WARNING issued for Miami Dade county. No other info yet.
  • Miami-Dade cleans up on FEMA aid(Vanity kind of)

    02/07/2005 1:07:50 PM PST · by devane617 · 9 replies · 358+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 11/21/2004 | Sally Kestin, Megan O'Matz, John Maines and Luis F. Perez
    Government aid for Hurricane Frances bought Miami-Dade County residents rooms full of furniture, new wardrobes and thousands of appliances, including microwaves, refrigerators and sewing machines, even though the brunt of the storm missed the county. With damage limited primarily to a few fallen trees and power lines, residents claimed Frances destroyed 5,260 television sets and 1,440 air conditioners, according to records from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • Two Killed As Small Plane Hits Miami Federal Bank [pilot and passenger identified: NON-muslim?]

    12/06/2002 6:46:27 AM PST · by RonDog · 12 replies · 315+ views
    Associated Press (via Yahoo! News) ^ | December 6, 2002 | WJXT News4Jax.com - AP
    Two Killed As Small Plane Hits Miami Federal Bank A employees [sic] of an New Smyrna Beach aircraft company were killed when their small plane crashed into the Federal Reserve (news - web sites) Building in Miami Thursday night. One body was found in the wreckage, and a second victim was found on a neaby golf course about 6 a.m. Friday morning. As the plane struck the building west of the Miami International Airport about 9 p.m., as more than 100 employees were inside the building celebrating a holiday party. Officials say the aircraft clipped the building, then burst into...
  • Small Aircraft Crashes Into Federal Reserve Bank Building

    12/05/2002 9:46:58 PM PST · by CreekerFreeper · 35 replies · 441+ views
    FOX NEWS 7 - MIAMI ^ | 12/6/2002 | FOX NEWS- MIAMI
    MIAMI -- A small plane crashed into the Federal Reserve Bank Building at NW 41 Street and 90 Avenue near Doral in Miami earlier tonight, killing the pilot and forcing the evacuation of more than 100 people attending a holiday season party, authorities said. No one inside the building was injured. Officials say the plane approached the one-story building from the north and struck the front of the building at 8:37 p.m. It then exploded and burst into flames. The aircraft was described as a small single-engine plane, possibly an experimental aircraft. A fire broke out, but there appeared to...
  • Miami-Dade, Broward ready for smooth elections

    10/29/2002 5:16:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies · 202+ views
    TCPalm.com ^ | 10-29-02 | By John Pain - The Associated Press
    MIAMI -- With Election Day next week, Miami-Dade and Broward counties hope that training, rehearsals and early voting will help erase the specters of hanging chads, uncounted electronic votes and improperly working polls that hindered past elections. Officials in both counties, which had the most problems in the botched September primary, are confident that there will be a smooth election on Nov. 5. "We've addressed all those problems," said Joe Cotter, who assumed most of Broward elections supervisor Miriam Oliphant's duties after the primary. Miami-Dade and Broward were using new touchscreen voting machines for the first time in the Sept....
  • Election Supervisor Oliphant fires old white lady in wheelchair so Oliphant mom can have her job.

    10/28/2002 4:15:12 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 31 replies · 2,418+ views
    SunSentinal ^ | October 26, 2002 | Buddy Nevins
    Kathleen Weinstein is a paraplegic in a wheelchair who worked as a poll worker in Tamarac -- until Miriam Oliphant was elected. Elections Supervisor Oliphant moved Weinstein out of Precinct 15J, where she had spent 15 years helping voters. It broke Weinstein's heart. Confined to a wheelchair since she was stricken with polio at age 5, she loved working at the polls. "They told me that Mrs. Oliphant's mother had requested to work in that precinct, so I couldn't any longer," says Weinstein, 62. Sure enough, Oliphant's mother, Hattie McKinzie, was assigned to the Mainlands 1 & 2 Clubhouse, earning...
  • Miami-Dade Police to aid in Nov. 5 election

    10/13/2002 3:54:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies · 268+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 10-13-02 | ANDREA ROBINSON
    Faced with a disastrous mix of inexperienced poll workers, delayed precinct openings and outraged voters at last month's primary, county officials called their own cavalry -- the Miami-Dade Police Department -- to restore order by the Nov. 5 general election. Police Director Carlos Alvarez and his staff now find themselves in a baptism by fire, absorbing unfamiliar procedures and wading through a process completely new to them. But, as Alvarez said, ``We don't have a choice. We were given an assignment, and we'll make it work.'' Some civil-liberties groups and community organizers are unhappy, but county leaders insist the police...