Building Green
1:00 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Old Boynton Beach School Hopes 'Green' Design Wins Gold Star

Green Transformation: Sun and wind will power one of Palm Beach County's oldest schools.
Credit edline.net

One of Palm Beach County's oldest public schools is hoping to become one of Florida's greenest.

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Miami Book Fair International
12:00 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Tweet Us A Story Remix: We Have A Winner

Daniel Toy commemorated the Miami Book Fair International with us on the opposite side of the East Coast as the winner of our Tweet Us a Story Remix.
Credit Daniel Toy

Two weeks ago, we asked you to co-author a story with Junot Diaz.

Last week, we asked you to remix that story with submissions that may or may not have made the final narrative.

This week, we have a winner.

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Rick Scott REeelection
11:30 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Adelson Donates Early For Scott Reelection

For The Cause: Gov. Scott's reelection campaign fund is now $2.4 million. He says he won't have to finance the campaign himself this time.
Credit Wikimedia commons

Pollsters call him "highly vulnerable" and his approvals remain in the cellar, but Gov. Rick Scott's reelection campaign treasury is beginning to fill up.

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News
10:30 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Many South Florida Beaches Bereft Of Sand By 'Sandy'

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy swirling over the Bahamas, October 26, 2012
Credit NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Hurricane Sandy might have dealt South Florida only a glancing blow, but the monster storm left its mark on the region's beaches.

From Miami Beach to northern Palm Beach County, widespread beach erosion can be seen in many coastal communities.   Palm Beach County environmental director Dan Bates says parts of the county unprotected by the natural buffer of the Bahamas got hit hard.

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Tobacco
10:00 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Obama Gives Smokers A Break On Health Insurance... If They Try To Quit

President Obama is giving people who smoke a break on an impending law that would make them pay more for health insurance than non smokers.
Credit Dale Moore /Flickr

President Obama announced last week that his administration would back off on a part of the health care reform law (which is currently being rolled out in full force) that would have allowed insurers in  small group markets to charge smokers a 50-percent higher premium than nonsmokers.

The catch: smokers have to prove they are trying to quit.

Kaiser Health News reports,

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Charlie Crist
9:30 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Jilted GOP Reserves Special Anger For Crist

Crist's open support of President Obama has infuriated state Republicans.

Former Gov. Charlie Crist is taking fire from the Republican press release machine now that speculation is growing that he'll challenge Gov. Rick Scott as a Democrat in 2014.

The AP and Sarasota Herald-Tribune suggest there's an angry personal element to this that transcends ordinary politics, probably because Crist was once a Republican governor and the darling of his party. But now he's a cheating rat.

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Ella Taylor is a free-lance film critic, book reviewer and feature writer living in Los Angeles.

Born in Israel and raised in London, Taylor taught media studies at the University of Washington in Seattle; her book Prime Time Families: Television Culture in Post-War America was published by the University of California Press.

Taylor has written for Village Voice Media, the LA Weekly, The New York Times, Elle magazine and other publications, and was a regular contributor to KPCC-Los Angeles' weekly film-review show FilmWeek.

Black Friday
8:22 am
Fri November 23, 2012

It's Crazy Out There!

Shopping Smiles: Awaiting their chance at the bargains, shoppers took seats on the concrete at a Kendall BrandsMart USA store.
Credit Luisa Yanez / Miami Herald

South Florida shoppers wiped the turkey gravy off their lips and got in line to shop last night as Black Friday morphed backward into Thursday to kick off an ever-earlier Christmas shopping season.

Lines for the early deals began forming before sundown on Thanksgiving and the scenes at the big boxes and malls grew more hectic and even chaotic overnight.

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State And Regional News
8:05 am
Fri November 23, 2012

NEWSCAST: Organization Looks To Streamline Credentialing For Veterans

The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs director wants state lawmakers to streamline the credentialing process for veterans in possibly hundreds of skilled jobs.
Credit Steven Martin/Flickr

Now that the newly elected state lawmakers are sworn in, their agenda for the 2013 session will follow soon afterwards. We have a look at what's being proposed for veterans. 

WLRN-Miami Herald News has more.

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State And Regional News
6:50 am
Fri November 23, 2012

NEWSCAST: Black Friday Draws Thousands Out On Thanksgiving

According to an International Council of Shopping Centers-Goldman Sachs survey, about 17 percent of shoppers were expected to take advantage of special hours on Thanksgiving day.
Credit Bob B. Brown/Flickr

Hitting the malls on Thanksgiving night is becoming more common in South Florida. Stores are offering more than sales to entice shoppers away from the dinner table. 

Details from WLRN-Miami Herald News. 

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