Broward News

Morning Juice: All Eyes on Haiti

Thursday brings another chilly morning but warm weather is on the way. Let's look at the local headlines:

  • A Boynton Beach man was at the Port Au Prince airport when the earthquake hit and says it felt like an airplane strike. [Palm Beach Post] Members of a united nations United Nations stabilization team are among the missing. [Miami Herald] Video from Channel 7. [WSVN]
  • West Palm Mayor Lois Frankel is giving her last State of the City address right now at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Cliff's Notes version: I've been a tremendous success; any failures are the fault of the economy and my commission enemies. Frankel, out! [Palm Beach Post]

  • The Broward County School District elected not to apply for $34 million in federal grants through the government's Race to the Top program, heeding the advice of its teachers union and advisory council. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • In other school board news, Stephanie Kraft will not seek reelection to her Northwest Broward seat, a move she says has nothing to do with the federal prosecutors circling overhead. [Miami Herald]

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Thomas Francis