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Broward 100: monkeys in Dania

sun-sentinel.com — Drivers traveling along Federal Highway in the '40s and '50s in Dania (before the city appended "beach" to its name) were treated to the sight of a 30-foot-tall scowling money. The imposing statue marked the entrance to the Chimpanzee Farm, where chimps were raised and conditioned for a unenviable lifetime of experimental research in labs and hospitals across the nation.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @craigtimes: #Florida chimp farm was once only 1 in the U.S. -- & the source of "mischief-makers" that still roam highway http://t.co/de…

Oct 21, 2014

#Florida chimp farm was once only 1 in the U.S. -- & the source of "mischief-makers" that still roam highway sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/…

Rick Scott swamped by climate change

sun-sentinel.com — That's right, two renderings of Rick Scott residences in one week - who am I, anyway, a cartoonist or a wannabe architect? Actually, I did always want to be an architect, but I have no capacity for math.

Publix hiring seasonal workers

sun-sentinel.com — Publix is seeking seasonal employees to work at stores in Broward and Palm Beach counties. The grocery chain is looking for associates to fill positions at 11 stores in Broward and 10 in Palm Beach County, from December to April. Jobs available vary per store but can include positions as cashiers, baggers and clerks in the bakery and meat sections.

Hurricane center continues to monitor two disturbances.

sun-sentinel.com — Tropical disturbance, 8 a.m. Tuesday OUTLOOK: The disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico now is being given a medium chance of developing into a tropical system within the next five days - down from a high chance earlier. Further, the potential development area has shifted a bit to the south, toward the Caribbean rather than South Florida.

Bicyclist killed after being hit by Tri-Rail train

sun-sentinel.com — A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a Tri-Rail commuter train in Dania Beach on Monday afternoon, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. The crash happened at Stirling Road near Ravenswood Road at 4:39 p.m., agency spokeswoman Dani Moschella said. "From our understanding, the victim was on a bicycle," said Bonnie Arnold, spokeswoman for Tri-Rail.
Oct 21, 2014

• Bike vs. Train: Plantation man killed after being hit by Tri-Rail sunsent.nl/1t7YP28

Oct 21, 2014

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Eriik Spoelstra, Miami Heat brace for start of NBA regular season

sun-sentinel.com — In a week, it will be for real, whether the Miami Heat are ready or not. To a degree, that makes the Heat like Tuesday's opponent at AmericanAirlines Arena, the Houston Rockets, a team returning with a different look, awaiting the starting line to redefine.
Oct 21, 2014

Heat edge Rockets in preseason home finale before a season of change for both, as Wade scores 26, Bosh 22. bit.ly/1Dy1Smk

Oct 21, 2014

A week before regular-season opener, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra poised for change bit.ly/1Dy1Smk

Miami Heat: Forward Shawne Williams has dropped 25 pounds since the summer

sun-sentinel.com — Shawne Williams was thanking and cursing teammate Mario Chalmers at the same time. Chalmers was responsible for selecting the team dinner menu when the Miami Heat played in Kansas City last week. He chose a meal that included several items Williams has been avoiding.

Elizabeth Gilbert comes to Miami

sun-sentinel.com — Elizabeth Gilbert spent a year traveling through Italy, India and Indonesia on a journey of self discovery. That was the basis of her 2006 bestselling memoir (and the 2010 Julia Roberts-starring movie) "Eat, Pray, Love." These days, Gilbert still travels, and she's on the road helping others find their own spiritual path.
Oct 21, 2014

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Fort Lauderdale police ID body found behind gas station

sun-sentinel.com — Police on Tuesday identified the body found behind a gas station on Sunrise Boulevard as Carlos DeBiasse. The Broward County Medical Examiner says DeBiasse, 58, died of natural causes, said Detective DeAnna Greenlaw, a spokeswoman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. "Detectives learned that DeBiasse was known to sleep and hang around in this general area," Greenlaw said.
Oct 21, 2014

Fort Lauderdale police ID body found behind Shell gas station on Sunrise Blvd bit.ly/1s3uAD9

Two unlicensed restaurants among 7 cited by state inspectors

sun-sentinel.com — Violations of state sanitation and safety laws recently observed by inspectors at 7 South Florida restaurants prompted the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation to cite the owners and briefly suspend operations, reports show. Some of the high priority and intermediate level violations found by inspectors at each place are listed below.
Oct 21, 2014

Restaurant inspections out. You may want to read these (& check database) before going out to eat: sun-sentinel.com/news/crime/cri…

List of Broward unfunded transportation needs $1 billion and growing

sun-sentinel.com — Broward County has more than $1 billion in unfunded transportation needs. Where will the money come from? Broward County commissioners meet Tuesday with transportation planners - the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization - to talk about long-range plans. They'll talk about how to prioritize the spending of taxpayer funds on transit and transportation improvements between now and 2040.
Oct 21, 2014

Broward has $1 billion transportation tab no one is paying. Commissioners meet to discuss where money will come from. sunsent.nl/1t7XnwV

Rewinding the Dolphins' convincing win over Chicago

sun-sentinel.com — The Dolphins used plenty of play action, quarterback read options and rollout plays against the Bears, and it led to Ryan Tannehill's highest quarterback rating (123.6) of his NFL career. Tannehill was truly sensational during Sunday's 27-14 win, with the lone exception being a couple of instances where he held onto the ball too long, and took a couple of unnecessary sacks.

Florida Governor Debate Bingo

sun-sentinel.com — Rick Scott and Charlie Crist will face off in their third and final debate at 7 p.m. Tuesday on CNN (with a repeat at 11). There's no way they'll provide the kind of entertainment that fangate produced during their last debate.
Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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