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  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Office Depot Chooses Boca Raton As Official Headquarters

    Boca Raton is now officially Office Depot central. The Office Depot announced Tuesday that it has picked Boca as the new company headquarters, choosing it over Naperville, Illinois. While the company has always been based in Boca, Office Depot recently merged with OfficeMax, which was based in Nap ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    "Don't Send Your Child To School Day" Is Today - Protest of Common Core

    Florida is one of 17 states where some parents are deciding to keep their children home from school today to protest Common Core standards -- a set of national standards that were developed to give all states common goals and benchmarks. "November 18th is being touted as "DON'T SEND YOUR CHILD TO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Broward Men Sent 42 Million Spam Texts to Cellphones

    Ever receive a text, and you think it's from a buddy or your girlfriend, and you look up to read it and it says: "Your entry in our drawing WON you a FREE $1,000 Target Giftcard! Enter "312." Well, so have millions of other people And now, two Broward businessmen are being punished by the Federal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    This Week in Beer News: Instant Beer, Avocado Ale, and Cigar City To Bring Nitro Taps to Florida Bars

    As a trend picks up more steam, everyone wants to get a piece of the action. The craft beer world is no different as the greedy beverage monoliths of the world start taking jabs at the little guy, not to mention the battling between the giants. Whatever happened to the gentleman's agreement? On the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    President Obama Hitting Up Florida to Talk Economy

    President Barack Obama is currently on his Let's Talk About the Economy, You Guys Tour 2013, and his latest stop takes him to Jacksonville on Thursday. Obama will be speaking on the state of the economy at the Jacksonville Port Authority. The crux of his speeches thus far -- in Illinois and Missou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Five Legit Gluten-Free Beer Options for Discerning Beer Snobs

    In social settings, having celiac disease is kind of like being Edward Snowden -- your options are limited (not to mention crappy), and no one knows what the hell to do with you. Telling your host at a party or your coworkers during happy hour that you can't drink beer usually elicits two things -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Man on Honeymoon Busted for Soliciting a Prostitute

    A man from Illinois was honeymooning with his new bride in Orlando when he allegedly decided to leave their honeymoon suite at the Omni Hotel in Champions Gate to go pay another woman for sex. The newlywed woman had noticed her man had gone missing and called the cops. She would soon learn that her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Beer Float Recipes From Florida Brewers, Bartenders, and Beer Aficionados

    Can you remember the first time you had a root beer float? It was probably summer, and your mom decided to give you a special treat. Just one taste of that combo of carbonated, sugary-sweet soda with cold, creamy vanilla and you were hooked. No matter how old you are, it's still a damned good comb ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013
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    November 6, 2012

    I'm Not Voting Today, and I Don't Know Why

    Today I will not vote. I didn't vote early or by absentee ballot either. I am 29 years old and have never voted. Worst of all, I can't explain why. I'm not a political junkie, but I'm certainly not apathetic or undecided. My blood boiled when Mitt Romney made a joke of climate change during his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Jimmy John's is Bringing Back the Sprouts (and Moving Some of its Operations to Florida)

    Know how everyone can be having a good time, hanging out, eating their beach club sandwiches, and all of a sudden, bam, E. coli shows up all Scumbag Steve-like and ruins the party? That's sort of what happened earlier this year when multiple food poisoning outbreaks caused national sandwich franchis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    World-Wide Bacon Shortage Imminent, Say Pork Party Poopers

    Bacon lovers -- which, judging from the entirety of the internet, covers roughly 95 percent of you -- were majorly bummed when earlier this month, 40,000 pounds of bacon were ruined in a highway accident in Illinois. In light of information from Britain's National Pig Association (NPA), that homeg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    40,000 Pounds of Bacon Get Ruined in Accident (Video)

    What do you call an accident that leaves 40,000 pounds of bacon just sitting on the side of a highway? If you said "massive fail," you'd be correct.That's what happened in Peoria, Illinois, when a Wenger Trucking Co. semi overturned, spilling its precious porcine cargo all over the median. According ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Steven Feagin, Accused of Rape in Pompano Beach, Convicted of Rape in Illinois

    A former Deerfield Beach High School football star was convicted today of the rape of a woman who was attending the University of Illinois, where he also played football. It took the jury less than an hour to find him guilty.Prosecutors said 42-year-old Steve Feagin raped a UI senior at gunpoin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Florida Public Corruption Ranks Fourth in U.S.

    ​It turns out Florida is pretty damned good at letting the easily corruptible get into positions of power. Since 1976, the state's federal courts have handed out nearly 1,800 public corruption convictions, the fourth highest in the country. That's an average of 49 public corruption conviction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Florida Worst State in Study of Long-Term Unemployment

    ​More than 53 percent of Florida's unemployed residents went six months or more without work last year -- the highest rate in the country, according to a study from the Hamilton Project, run by the Brookings Institute, a D.C. think tank.To compare, the average unemployed worker between 2004 and 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Newt Gingrich Quoting Abraham Lincoln in Broward Leads Us to the Facts (and Some Dirt)

    ​After Rep. Allen West attributed one of Ronald Reagan's anti-abortion quotes to Abraham Lincoln earlier this week, you'll have to excuse us for being a bit skeptical when another politico comes to town attempting to channel Honest Abe.That said, we went straight to the experts at the Abraham Linc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2011

    Energy Kitchen's November Opening Pushed to April

    ​Why come up with a creative, health-conscious concept when what we really want are burgers and fries that don't kill us? This appears to be strategy behind Energy Kitchen, whose recent signage highlights ostensibly healthy burgers and fries under 500 calories.Energy Kitchen touts grass-fed b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Rape Charge Against Steven Feagin Dropped Due to Alleged Victim's Credibility

    Broward Sheriff's OfficeSteven Feagin​Sexual assault charges against Steven Feagin -- the former Deerfield Beach High School football standout who went on to play running back at the University of Illinois -- were dropped due to the credibility of the alleged victim, according to a closeout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Ryan LeVin Gets Eight Months in Illinois Prison

    Ryan LeVin​Briton-killing douchebag Ryan LeVin will spend the next eight months up the river, according to the Chicago Tribune.When LeVin decided to go to Florida to face charges related to killing two men in Fort Lauderdale with his Porsche 911 Turbo, he didn't tell authorities in Illinois that h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Ryan LeVin Headed to the Slammer

    Ryan LeVin​Brit-killing dunce Ryan LeVin is headed up the river for a bit, although unrelated to making roadkill out of two men with his Porsche.LeVin is scheduled to turn himself over to the cops in Chicago this morning due to a parole violation related to pummeling three other people with his ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Illinois Department of Corrections Wants Ryan LeVin To Serve Prison Time

    Ryan LeVin​Amid the accusations of Ryan LeVin's escape from prison time as an example of "checkbook justice," he'll get another shot at the slammer.According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Cara Smith -- the chief of staff for the Illinois Department of Corrections -- gave a call down to Broward Cou ... More >>

  • News

    September 2, 2010
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    July 29, 2010
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    June 18, 2010

    Choose the Glam for Your Hamburger

    The Cheesecake Factory's Memphis, Monterey and blue cheese BLT "Glamburgers"​Unleash your inner Jeffrey Steingarden and decide whose hamburger, er. . . Glamburger will reign supreme (but you don't have to be a dick about it) in The Cheesecake Factory's "Great Glamburger Challenge." For six weeks i ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 4, 2010
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    October 8, 2009

    Cooper City Woman Convicted in Sex Abuse of Illinois Relative

    Mateo​Ana Mateo, a 29-year-old woman from Cooper City charged with sex abuse based on a Facebook dialogue she had with a 15-year-old relative in Illinois in 2007, has been convicted by a Will County, Illinois, jury. The Facebook posts were discovered by the boy's mother in June 2008. The victim to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Basketball Star's Mother Trusts New Coach With Son's Hoop Dreams

    Flickr: Nick Carlson​Back in May, Juice did a two-part series on Deon Thomas, the former high school phenom and University of Illinois star who after a lengthy career playing pro ball had retired to Pembroke Pines where he had been coaching a junior varsity team and running clinics on the weekend. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Midwest Hoops Legend Leaving South Florida

    C. StilesThomas, pictured with his two daughters and their friends from their Pembrokes Pines neighborhoodDeon Thomas, the former University of Illinois basketball star who had retired in South Florida and who started a new career coaching junior varsity at The University School in Fort Lauderdale, ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009

    One Cool Cat

    Fresh-faced Boca chanteuse Cat Shell expands her reach.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Vontae, You're Gonna Love Your New Home

    Flickr User: dakinderThe Champaign, Illinois, Daily Illini newspaper has a report on the Fins' first-round round pick:Former Illini football player Vontae Davis was arrested (Or was he? See update below.) on June 9 in Champaign for unnecessary vehicular noise and driving without a valid license.Ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    For This Deon, Prime Time Is Overdue

    Deon Thomas was a Chicago hoops legend. He would become one of the University of Illinois' all-time basketball greats. And for the last decade-plus, he was a globe-trotting, championship-winning professional basketball star. Now he's a JV coach in the Broward 'burbs.Specifically, Thomas is the absur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Did Sun-Sentinel Blow the Cops' Case in Porsche Hit-and-Run?

    LeVinA source close to the Porsche hit-and-run investigation suggests that a Sun-Sentinel story may have hindered police efforts to make an arrest in the case.Locals were shocked when two British businessmen were killed in the early-morning hours of February 13. Craig Elford, 39, and Kenneth Watkins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Murder Victim's Infiniti Missing

    The Broward Sheriff's Office is hoping that the public will help solve a murder. Last night, friends of 68-year-old Larry Ellison wondered why he didn't show up for a planned dinner. They stopped by his townhouse on NE 19th Street in Wilton Manors only to make a terrifying discovery -- his body.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Morning Juice: DCF Protects Children with Racists, State Beats Legion of Doom for Most Corrupt

    The children of DCF.DCF Managers Use Racial Slurs That You'll Need to Look UpEmployees at the Department of Children and Families office in Tallahassee apparently like to throw around racial insults. An internal DCF audit found that six employees, even supervisors, were throwing around words, like " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Illinois Most Corrupt State? Nah, Florida's Still Got It.

    The New York Times' Bill Marsh found the statistics. When it comes to corruption, Florida crushes Illinois in terms of raw number of convicted officials. We're No. 1, with New York a rather distant second. Chicago's state falls all the way down the list to the seventh spot. Yeah. That's what I thou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Restaurant Preview 2

    Michelle Bernstein's Sra. Martinez will be debuting this Monday in the  Design District. On Tuesday the Wynwood hood, which has been quiet as an empty canvas concerning food, will finally have a restaurant: Joey's, a contemporary Italian café at 2506 N.W. 2nd Avenue. Developer Joey Goldman and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008
  • News

    September 11, 2008

    Heimlich Maneuvering

    Thousands of South Florida schoolkids were taught a faulty lifesaving technique

  • Music

    April 10, 2008

    One Cool Cat

    Boca's Cat Shell channels a classic sound with soul and savvy

  • Music

    July 12, 2007
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    July 14, 2005

    Sufjan Stevens

    Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty)

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2003

    Sweatin' to the Oldies

    The Joggers race toward perfect harmony

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2003

    Beware of Falling Rock

    Them Midwest boys really knock you out

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Cheap Shots

    Rick Nielsen is not content to pull his old hat tricks anymore

  • Dining

    June 21, 2001

    Meals Behind the Wheel

    Broward County's drive-thru joints are diverse both in ethnicity and quality

  • News

    June 25, 1998
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    May 28, 1998
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    January 29, 1998
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    December 4, 1997
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