Ritter, Lieberman, and Keechl during the power days.I know that we have been accused of queening it up too much, you, me, and [Ilene] Lieberman, the three queens on the County Commission. But I can't really think of anybody I would rather queen it up with than you. -- Stacy Ritter to Ken ... More >>
When ineffective governments lack the strength or wherewithal to act, there is only one thing left for them to do. They issue reports. After Rick Scott is sworn in as governor tomorrow, grand jury starter Crist will have more time to partyI can't say that the statewide gran ... More >>
Ynot with son Max just days prior to his death UPDATED: The SAO just announced that it has filed charges in the case of graffiti artist Jonathan "Ynot" Corso. The release: The Broward State Attorney's Office has charged Reynaldo Rodriguez, 32, with vehicular homicide in ... More >>
Bruce and Shawn Chait paid off a who's who of Broward County public officials to get government approvals for their controversial housing development on two golf courses in Tamarac. The father-and-son team bought since-imprisoned Broward County Commissioner Joe Eggelletion a golf ... More >>
UPDATE: This just in: The jury is deadlocked in the Leyritz trial. They're apparently ready to call it a hung jury, but Judge Marc Gold is trying to get them back in there to try again. That's right, we're looking at a probable 'nother go-round. Call it: Leyritz Trial II, The Sta ... More >>
mikesatz.comDanny PryorLet's say you really, really don't like somebody in a position of power. What do you do? Send letters? Pass on some dirt to New Times (yes, please)? Testify to the county commission? Deliver dog poo?Well, if your specialty happens to be creating domain names and building hu ... More >>
C. StilesEveryone has heard some of the startling statistics about the scourge of pain clinics in South Florida: that a new clinic opens here every three days, that doctors in Broward alone dispense nearly 10 million Oxycodone pills a year, that more than half of the illegal prescription pills in ... More >>
The local headlines this Monday morning:Hollywood's charter review committee has drafted a list of ethics reforms that would try to prevent incidents like the one that got former commissioner Keith Wasserstrom thrown in jail. But those reforms still need the support of the city seven commissioner ... More >>
The Broward School District admits it's overbuilt classrooms, but oops! It overbuilt in the wrong areas. So some are jam-packed while others are desolated. And yet as the Sun-Sentinel's Kathy Bushouse reports, the state isn't eager to help the district go on another building binge. Maybe if it's ... More >>
-- How do we get all these shameless, grandstanding state reps? Adam Hasner, Nan Rich, it just gets so tiresome. Now listen to this from Rep. Ari Porth, a Democrat from Coral Springs: "I'm ashamed that my county has the unenviable distinction of being the pill-mill capital of the Uni ... More >>
Retired Sun-Sentinel reporter Joe Kollin sent the Pulp this serious piece of righteousness about the state grand jury. I'm going to go ahead and call for it: Grand jurors should fire State Attorney Michael Satz as their "legal advisor" and hire an attorney who wants to do the job ... More >>
Catherine Maus is the chairwoman of Fort Lauderdale's Planning & Zoning Board. And that isn't right. Maus is perfectly smart enough and certainly seems of fine enough character to serve in such a capacity. In fact, I'm sure that she, as a lawyer, is a very valuable memb ... More >>
Yesterday, the Juice blog published one of the deceptive headlines from one of ex-Deerfield Beach Mayor's Al Capellini's newest propaganda rag, the Deerfield Beach Dispatch. In huge letters, the headline says, "Capellini Cleared." In small letters, between those words are the crucial ... More >>
Good news: our prosecutors are back to work full-time. Broward State Attorney Michael Satz informed his minions yesterday via e-mail -- which came across the Pulp transom -- that the payroll should be good to the end of the year, thanks to "fiscal restraints" and a ... More >>
I was bored so I thought I'd compile the list of all the people at the State Attorney's Office who make $100,000 or more. In light of the recent pay cuts and furloughs, I thought it might be interesting. In all, 27 of Michael Satz's 487 employees have reached triple digits, with a quartet of trusted ... More >>
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A new court ruling will make it harder to sit on corruption cases
International Swimming Hall of Fame
Listen up, lady; your attackers know whereof they speak
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Our new, improved column ponders a Sun-Sentinel screwup.