Broward News

Juiced: The Week in One Gulp

This was the week that Broward County played host to a Super Bowl shindig. While the New Times print edition gave our visitors a crash course in South Florida vice, the Juice attended media day and came back with an exotic array of photographic evidence that pop culture is a mess. These winsome television commercials would have redeemed it -- if only they hadn't been banned by the censors.

A body painter from West Palm told of a request from a client who had a perverse fondness for The Flintstones. A cartoon character like Homer Simpson would surely appreciate the kind of lavatory luxury we discovered at the Dunkin' Donuts in Davie.

In the week that brought the beginning of the end for the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays, Juice talked to Dr. Alan Steidman the highest ranking military figure to come out as gay.

There are skeletons spilling out of the closet at Broward Health. But following Gov. Charlie Crist's purge of Broward Health board members bent on ethical reform, last week's board meeting was a relatively tranquil affair.

Deerfield Beach Vice Mayor Sylvia Poitier has to hope she's not the next Broward official to earn investigators' attention, but after a change in the city manager's office, she may have to explain why she didn't recuse herself from votes to release money to a family business.

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Thomas Francis