Barack Obama talked up a Pine Crest School student, 12-year-old Peyton Robertson, during a White House Science Fair on Tuesday. Peyton had impressed the president with his invention of a lightweight sandless sandbag that holds back flooding and rising seas during a storm. "When dry, my bags are r ... More >>
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Pine Crest SchoolDana MarkhamPine Crest School has made a valiant effort to move forward ever since the abrupt termination of former President Hank Battle, who reportedly sealed an enormous contract with the school and instituted controversial changes during his tumultuous 99-day tenure.Dr. Dana ... More >>
Our feature story last month about Pine Crest School continues to generate discussion and feedback from people who are concerned about the school's future. Lately, two recent graduates came forward to talk about the secretive student groups that met with Hank Battle, the president who served for ... More >>
In last month's cover story about Hank Battle, the former president of Pine Crest School who was placed on administrative leave after a tumultuous three months, we mentioned a growing sense of fear among the teachers who thought that Battle might take away their jobs. One of the things they worri ... More >>
A controversial shakeup at Pine Crest School, detailed in this week's feature, started shortly after Hank Battle took the helm as president in January of this year. Teachers were leaving, and those who remained were worried for their jobs. Battle dispatched his deputy, David Bowman, to inform som ... More >>
It is a universal condition among the alumni of private schools and colleges, perhaps more prevalent among those whose families have invested substantial time, money, and faith in the school, that everything that happens after the moment one graduates appears misguided, tragic, and symbolic of th ... More >>
When convicted political operative Alan Mendelsohn was recently debriefed regarding his knowledge of corruption in Florida, it wasn't just federal officials at the table, according to multiple sources. Still on the hot seatState prosecutors working under Michael S ... More >>
Boy, was former Broward Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin living high off the widow. Seidlin A civil suit filed by Bill Scherer alleges that Seidlin -- who gained notoriety as the judge in the Anna Nicole Smith hearings and reportedly has a TV show in the works -- basically ra ... More >>
Flickr: State Library and Archives / Roy EricksonA student at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale swings into the water, roughly 30 years ago.
Flickr: Ganon Baker BasketballKnight (center) at a basketball skills camp in Dallas.When Brandon Knight committed to the University of Kentucky earlier this month, he did not do so in the usual way that high school athletes do, by signing a letter of intent. Rather, the Pine Crest School point gu ... More >>
Finally, justice. Or at least a taste of it. Larry Seidlin, the weeping Anna Nicole Smith judge who has chiseled more than a half million dollars from an elderly widow in his condo building, has been removed from the woman's will. Or I should say Seidlin's wife and daughter are off ... More >>
Well, former Judge Larry Seidlin solicited gifts from an attorney in his courtroom and chiseled an elderly widow living in his condo building out of nearly half a million dollars -- and it looks like he's going to get away with it. The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, while not exactly ... More >>
Remember when newspapers were doing so well, that some towns had a newspaper for the morning and afternoon? Well, I'm going to relive those halcyon days here with a tilt on this morning's Sun-Sentinel. After declaring South Florida's lust for a GM bailout a couple days ago, the Sentinel's front pa ... More >>
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