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Morning Juice: Broward Warned About Dangers of a Crash Diet; School Activists Harassing Hernandez

Here's what's making news in South Florida this morning:

  • Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry gave a stern warning to the commissioners that they'll need to raise taxes this year or else face a round of budget cuts that would risk, well, anarchy? [Sun-Sentinel]
  • At the Seagull School in Fort Lauderdale, burglars pried into portable classrooms and nicked 37 laptop computers. Could the theft be related to a grade-changing scandal? The teachers union suspects so. [WPLG-10]
  • In Palm Beach County schools, activists aren't satisfied merely with the reassignment of former Chief Academic Officer Jay Hernandez, who was behind a controversial test-drilling program. Now they're questioning the ethics of his $180,000 salary being paid out of district operating expenses. [Palm Beach Post]

  • The City of Fort Lauderdale is trying to deal with a growing population of homeless people. You can't kick them out of parks. But then, no neighborhood is particularly excited about hosting one of the "mass feedings." [Sun-Sentinel]
  • The NBA is back in action, with Dwyane Wade celebrating his All-Star MVP selection by leading a thorough ass-whipping of Philly's Sixers. The Heat is currently seventh in the conference, meaning that it would make the playoffs if they started today. [ESPN]

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Thomas Francis