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Morning Juice: A Bloody Mess in Local School Boards

A tour of South Florida headlines on this Friday morning:

  • The state appears to be question the finances of the state's blood banks, including the local Community Blood Centers, where disgraced Broward County School Board member Beverly Gallagher landed work with the help of a lobbyist. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Gallagher is due in federal court this morning, where she's expected to file a motion that names her new attorney, David Bogenschutz. You knew it was a matter of time till he got in the thick of this. [Miami Herald]
  • Bob Norman's mining another rich vein in the school board corruption controversy: the meteoric rise of Deputy Superintendent Michael Garretson's twentysomething nephew. [Daily Pulp]
  • It appears a majority of the Palm Beach County School Board members are going to take the side of activists against schools superintendent Art Johnson, who also sounds like he's retreating from his tough stance on a controversial new curriculum. [Palm Beach Post]

  • Broward leads the state in hate crimes, with Palm Beach and Miami-Dade tying for second. This blogger's theory: because gays and racial minorities are not exactly eager to desegregate the state's more polarized counties. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Broward Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for an SUV involved in a hit-and-run with a motorcycle in Pembroke Park. [WPLG]
  • Nathaniel Brazill, who was 13 when he gunned down his Lake Worth Middle School teacher, wants a new trial nine. He serving a 28 year prison sentence. [WPTV]

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Thomas Francis

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