Republicans and Tea Party types say they respect the men and women of the military. If respect means wrapping yourself in the flag and sending young people off to die, so it is. Back home again, it's another story. Conservatives cracking down on social welfare spending hits veterans especially hard, ... More >>
We're not sure if you've heard, but butchering is kind of a big deal right now. Across the country butchers are teaching novices how to properly handle a nice piece of meat. We prefer watching the professionals to getting our hands dirty. There's just something about watching a man--or woman--worki ... More >>
According to the news crews over at Channel 10, a reporting team was filming in the street outside of a private residence Tuesday night when a man -- since identified as 33-year-old Louis Dominic Paolino III -- came out of the house wielding a knife. He began slicing electric cords, smashing lightbu ... More >>
Unlike most chefs, Wes Bonner didn't grow up cooking with his parents, or experimenting in the kitchen at home. Instead, it was school -- not culinary school, but a high school cooking program -- that would help him develop a passion for cooking.Today, 28-year-old Bonner has done a lot over the cour ... More >>
Florida is a swing state. Even robots are aware of this. So, Mitt Romney will be hitting up Florida next week for four different major fund-raising events within a 24-hour period on each coast. (He'll be fine. He has his own plane). On the heelsof his Libya comments and recent polls that show him ... More >>
You've seen the pattern in Broward: Bad people come here to plot their schemes, nobody cares, and they operate with impunity for years until some journalist finally stumbles upon them. Then everyone is outraged. This isn't true just of Ponzi schemers and fraudsters. Terrorists do it too. Bob No ... More >>
In a televised interview on Sunday, U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri said victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant. He then explained this by saying something about how a woman's body magically saves the victim from getting pregnant from their attacker. Or something. Illegitimate ... More >>
Read also: Is Trader Joe's Coming to Palm Beach Gardens?Last week we shared a rumor that had south Florida salivating over the thought of buying tomato-free corn salsa, frozen kale, and cheap wine from salespeople clad in tiki shirts.We're referring, of course, to yet another rumor that Trader Joe's ... More >>
Trader Joe's, the supermarket filled with foodstuffs both kitschy and healthful, may be one step closer to having a south Florida outpost, according to the Palm Beach Post. Sources say the market with a cult following is close to inking a deal with Menin Development, owners of PGA Plaza in Palm Beac ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott spent $73 million of his own money in the 2010 governor's race. When asked in April if he'd be cutting more checks for reelection in 2014, he responded, simply, "I won't have to... I don't know what it will cost, but we'll have the money to win."And if the donations to his "Let's Get ... More >>
Newt Gingrich's campaign for the Republican presidential campaign is over. Done-zo. Finished. The guy is walking around his home state wearing a Mitt Romney sticker.But the former speaker of the House isn't even close to concluding the dealings surrounding his campaign, as documents filed over the w ... More >>
There isn't any evidence to prove that Rep. Connie Mack intentionally used $18,000 in taxpayer money to send political postcards all over the state, but there isn't anything about the situation that makes Mack look good.If you haven't heard about it already, all the recent hullabaloo is ov ... More >>
I admit there's almost no Broward/Palm Beach connection to the super PAC run by Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert, but I'm going to be waist-deep in South Florida's disclosure forms for a while, so hopefully this will tide you over.Though the forms cover July through December 2011 only, the ... More >>
The Department of Justice should have filed a response to Buju Banton's appeal on Friday, but as has been the government's style throughout the more than two-year-long saga, it's dragging its heels. Now federal prosecutors have until February 10 to counter arguments made in the hulking, 17,000-wo ... More >>
Stefan KamphSharing food in Centennial Park.On Saturday afternoon, Haylee Becker, a 19-year-old volunteer with Fort Lauderdale Food Not Bombs who does most of the talking to the media about the local group, sat in a vegan ice cream shop on the other side of the Everglades and talked about confron ... More >>
The complaints echo similar allegations at Thompson Academy.News at Florida's juvenile detention centers has not been good lately. At some state-run facilities, teenagers are allegedly being doped up on anti-psychotic drugs to control their behavior. At Thompson Academy, a privately run lockup in ... More >>
David Geier, (not an) MD.Two weeks ago, the Pulp published a small item about Mark and David Geier -- a father-son team of self-proclaimed autism experts who treat the condition with a powerful chemical castration agent called Lupron. They're from Maryland, but their interests run deep in Florida ... More >>
Youth Services InternationalA photo from a morale-boosting event at Thompson.The Pembroke Pine police have investigated this beating, which we first reported on January 7. Read more after the jump.Regla Cazañas holds up a picture of her 17-year-old son's swollen face. His pale skin is marred by ... More >>
Photo by Mark Foley, courtesy Florida House of RepresentativesGarcia was not happy with what he saw at Thompson.Miami Beach state Rep. Luis Garcia, Jr. last week got a rare glimpse inside the Pembroke Pines juvenile detention center where teenagers allege they were physically and sexually abused. ... More >>
Flickr user:Mark CogginsFive children are named as plaintiffs in the suit.More teenagers have come forward with allegations of physical abuse and mistreatment at the Thompson Academy juvenile detention center in Pembroke Pines. Last month, a 15-year-old boy alleged in a federal lawsuit that he ha ... More >>
For those of us in the news business, it's a tad frustrating to see people skip past news stands so they can stand in long lines for movies like 2012. Not that you can blame them entirely. The media in the kiosk describes a complicated world. And the movie describes a world that looks like the one b ... More >>
So far, the problems with Chinese drywall in South Florida appear to have been confined to single-family homes. Sure, some entire developments, like Heron Bay in Parkland, might turn out to have been built with the defective drywall. But the reports of Chinese drywall in South Florida have so far be ... More >>
Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Kendrick Meek, of Miami,continues to tear up the fund-raising circuit -- an article in today's Roll Call says Meek will report $1.5 million in campaign dollars in the year's first quarter, which ended March 31. His primary competition for that nomination, Florida ... More >>
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Hammerheads catcher could... go... all... the... way!
Florida's first law to protect farm workers from pesticides died a quiet death, but now it's back
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Decades after the death of a great doctor, a pair of jet setters claims his legacy
It was envisioned as a well-planned community in a rural setting. Too bad long-time mayor Frank Veltri couldn't make it happen.
Buck Island Ranch is home to the threatened caracara, and it's a laboratory where ranchers and conservationists are learning to work together
A pilot program in Fort Lauderdale challenges the notion that the grass is always greener when treated with chemical pesticides
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