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Morning Juice: Broward Judge Faces Trial; Friction Among Acreage Activists

Here are your local headlines for Broward and Palm Beach:

  • Broward Judge Ana Gardiner will be tried by the Judicial Qualifications Commission in September over allegations that she displayed a "lack of candor" in answering questions by the commission about her relationship with attorney Howard Scheinberg.[Sun-Sentinel]
  • The online communities that have formed in response to the cancer cluster in the Acreage have been the site of heated -- and some say unproductive -- debate. Affected residents are frustrated by the lack of answers, blaming the government, the media, and even their neighbors. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Vivian Blake, founder of the Shower Posse, a Jamaican gang, died peacefully this month in Kingston. A Miramar resident, Blake's gang had a hand in cocaine trafficking during the 1980s and '90s, displaying a murder streak that was brutal even by drug dealer standards. [Broward Bulldog]

  • A Broward County School District computer program is supposed to help students pick classes, but those students are concerned that it will cause them to pick the wrong ones. [CBS4]
  • Tuesday afternoon a passenger on a bus in North Lauderdale stabbed an 18-year-old man in the chest. The suspect is still at large. [WPLG-10]
  • In perhaps the most stunning upset in tennis this year, Roger Federer lost to Tomas Berdych in a match Tuesday at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne. Berdych, a Czech player, had lost his previous eight matches to Federer. Is this finally the end of Federer's tennis dynasty? [Miami Herald]

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Thomas Francis

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