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  • Obama 'bullied a lot?' - no slam dunks

     
    by Mark Silva Damon Weaver, an 11-year-old sixth grader from rural Pahokee, Fla., worked for some time at getting his "dream" interview with President Barack Obama. "As president, you get bullied a lot,'' Weaver told Obama. "How do you handle......
  • Dueling polls, differing results on Everglades deal

     
    Opponents and supporters of a pending half-billion-dollar Everglades land deal now have dueling poll results to use as ammunition in the political fight over the blockbuster taxpayer-funded transaction. Gov. Charlie Crist proposes paying $536 million to...
  • Everglades advocates raise concerns about Palm Beach County Commission

     
    Everglades advocates are increasingly pointing to the Palm Beach County Commission as an impediment to restoring South Florida???s famed River of Grass. They blame development decisions by the County Commission in recent years for threatening to get in...
  • Crist picks South Florida water managers

     
    Gov. Charlie Crist Wednesday reappointed Broward County???s representative to the South Florida Water Management District board and added two new faces to help direct the agency that guards against flooding, protects drinking water supplies and leads...
  • Everglades land deal prompts conflict questions on water board

     
    Thursday???s high-stakes vote on the fate of Gov. Charlie Crist???s $536 million land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. raised potential conflict of interest issues with differing results. The board of the South Florida Water Management District on Thursday...
  • Crist keeps pushing for U.S. Sugar land deal

     
    Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday toured the St. Lucie River to keep up his sales pitch for a $536 million Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. The governor proposes buying 73,000 acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee......
  • Sugar growers take new swipe at Crist's Everglades land deal

     
    A coalition of sugar cane growers is calling for an independent negotiator to rework Gov. Charlie Crist???s $536 million Everglades restoration land deal. The deal calls for buying 73,000 acres of U.S. Sugar Corp. farmland to build reservoirs and...
  • Supreme Court speculation begins over Everglades land deal

     
    Let the tea leaf reading begin. The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday waded into the nearly two-year political fight over Gov. Charlie Crist???s high-priced Everglades restoration land deal. Those for and against the $536-million, 73,000-acre land deal...
  • Aaronson calls for swifter Lake O dike fix

     
    Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson on Monday ripped the Army Corps of Engineers??? slow-moving effort to fix Lake Okeechobee???s aging dike. The corps is in the midst of a decades-long repair plan of the 70-year-old dike. The nearly $1......
  • South Florida golf courses could avoid some water restrictions

    South Florida lawns and gardens face the prospect of year-round watering limits, but new rules would allow the sprinklers to keep firing on greens and fairways. The South Florida Water Management District takes aim at landscaping in its plan for...
  • 5 Favorite Fishing Spots: Part 2 -- When it's on, West Lake Toho hard to beat

    One word comes to mind when discussing the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. Bass. The conversation quickly turns into where are they, what are they biting and at what time. The chain is made up of lakes from 200 to more than 40,000 acres. Lake Kissimmee...
  • Miccosukees have their reservations about U.S. Sugar deal

    The Miccosukee Tribe on Friday called for a federal judge to force South Florida water managers to finish building a massive reservoir intended for Everglades restoration. The tribe contends that the state's $1.75 billion bid to buy out U.S. Sugar...