Broward County circuit judge, and misdemeanor drug court judge, Gisele Pollack, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in early May, is asking to be paid during her suspension. Pollack, 56, has admitted last year she'd shown up to work drunk before. According to Red Broward, w ... More >>
Florida is (again) scheduled to kill a man whom many say is too sick to die. John Errol Ferguson -- a 65-year-old paranoid schizophrenic who claims he is the "prince of God," has powers from the sun, and will be resurrected after death to foil a communist plot against America -- is scheduled to be ... More >>
In his never-ending, undaunted quest to be the new face of the GOP by being the old face of the GOP, Marco Rubio will add to his nonbigoted hatred of gays, his marginalizing of women, and his denial of scientific fact ways by fighting off any and all attempts to pass gun legislation.He signed a thin ... More >>
Dania Beach 68-year-old Randy Jerome Pozdol was found guilty of drugging his girlfriend's two young children and filming himself having sex with them. He was in court yesterday for sentencing and presented a series of defenses that, believe it or not, actually made him seem even worse. The Miami Her ... More >>
Are you addicted to drugs? Will you be anywhere near Boca Raton tomorrow? Do you want $300? If so, say no more, drug person, because Barbara Harris has an answer.Harris runs Project Prevention, a nonprofit that's gone all over the country giving drug addicts $300 each -- to get sterilized. She says ... More >>
Lawyers gone wild? Sadly, no beads or toplessness here. Good news for Kafka fans: Turns out, the group of lawyers charged with policing the rest of Florida's 90,000 lawyers can get sued (by even more lawyers), just like the rest of us. William Luongo, a local accountant formerly employed by the F ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeJustin George, who found out "bomb threat" is not something to put on the grocery list.Boynton Beach police arrested a 24-year-old man yesterday after they say he wrote "bomb threat" on the back of his grocery list, then slid it under a door into a group therapy ... More >>
via www.hollywire.comMichael Lohan plans to launch rehab at sea.Here's a clue: It has nothing to do with his early '90s insider trading snafu, and he's not going on tour with Charlie Sheen, even though he wrote him an open letter about addiction back in January. Reasonable guesses, though. South ... More >>
flickr.com; alancleaver_2000We here at Charlie enjoy a snarky blog here and there, and we like to poke fun at the South Florida dining scene. Joking aside, there is a growing epidemic resulting from unhealthy relationships with food. 2011 has just begun, and many of us are making resolutions to l ... More >>
Unrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Clean Plate Charlie will select one craft or import beer and give you the lowdown on it: How does it taste? What should you drink it with? Where can you find it? But mostly, it's all about the love of the brew. If you have a beer you'd like featured ... More >>
Here's a story that's on its way to Florida at approximately the same rate as the Sea of Oil. It's about the depression and chemical addiction spreading through the coastal regions of the Gulf of Mexico among people who owe their livelihood to the ocean. From Nola.com:Psychiatrists who treated peopl ... More >>
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Benefit show raises money for the mentally ill
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For David Lee Edwards, winning the lottery was a wild rocket ride
Frank Crimi may have found the foolproof get-out-of-jail-free pass.
Mark Foley has entered rehab with these words: "Painfully, the events that led to my resignation have crystallized recognition of my longstanding significant alcohol and emotional difficulties. I strongly believe that I am an alcoholic and have accepted the need for immediate treatment for alcoh ... More >>
Close readers might have noticed that I wrestled yesterday with the post about the death of Diann Slattery, the former Sun-Sentinel and Miami Today editor who died Monday at 46. I rewrote a specific part of it about six times -- publishing a different version here each time. It gnawed at me. I final ... More >>
The country's youngest transgender child is ready for school. But is school ready for her?
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In the land of plastic surgery, one website will celebrate love handles and cellulite
A Sally over Gary
A stoned driver killed Christina Van Huffel in his Mercedes. The mental-health system let her die.
Bryant Troville served out his sentence for his sexually violent acts. His prospects for freedom? Not good.
A man in Hollywood often screams at the top of his lungs in the middle of the night. It could be worse. You could be his neighbor.
Many of the homeless are substance abusers who've spent most of their lives on the streets. And no new county system will change that.
The emotional triage performed by therapists for the severely disabled is being eliminated by budget cutbacks
Michael Krasnow was one of the few male anorexics to leave behind a detailed account of his life. And his reasons for dying.