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Deadlocked Jury in Leyritz Trial

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 State Strikes Back.

Heading into the weekend -- after a slow news week in Broward Town -- here's a shot of School Board member Jennifer Gottlieb (alas, she's no longer chairwoman) and Superintendent Jim Notter (from Blacktie South Florida). It's from a Broward Education Foundation event in May that was, yes, '80s-themed. JenJen nailed it, Notter not so much. The Madonna impersonator who performed there I'm told was fantastic.

Now I've just got to figure out what the Broward Education Foundation is really all about. The board of directors is stacked with all the usual suspects: Rick Kolb of the Weitz Group, Bob Legg, Bill Ellis of Pirtle Construction, and fake ethics champion Roy Rogers.

These names may not mean a lot to some, but to those who know the business of the School Board, they're just scary. Putting these people in charge of a nonprofit education foundation is like having your dog guard your steak dinner. Things likely won't turn out too well.

Speaking of Leyritz, the jury is still out. 

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Yeah, that's the Madonna impersonator at the Broward Education Foundation event. Told you she was good.
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