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May 30, 2013 by Ted Lewis (Register to contact)

Ther will be a memorial service on June 8, 11'00 am at the Embassy Suites on SE 17 St. a get together at the Lauderdale Grill will follow.

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Assistant principal loses license after lewd texts to student  Sun Sentinel

A former Broward County assistant principal accused of texting a 17-year-old student about booze, drugs and masturbation won't be allowed to work in a Florida ...

Should Broward's most decrepit schools be fixed ... or torn down?  Sun Sentinel

The Broward School Board has delayed a decision on whether to repair or rebuild part of the decaying Northeast High in Oakland Park. But it agreed to move ...

Decrepit Stranahan High faces longer wait for repairs  Sun Sentinel

For years, Stranahan High school in Fort Lauderdale has wallowed in disrepair, waiting for much-needed mends to its aging and rusting infrastructure.

Broward to start renovating Stranahan High swimming pool  Sun Sentinel

The swimming pool, closed since 2014, is expected to cost about $1.5 million to renovate.

Former Stranahan, MLB pitcher John Hope dies at 47  Sun Sentinel

Former Stranahan and Major League Baseball pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates, John Hope, died at 47 on Wednesday.

Cost to fix Stranahan High pool rises from $250,000 to $1.5 million  Sun Sentinel

Renovating the Stranahan High swimming pool is expected to cost about $1.5 million — almost six times more than crews projected when they first set out to ...

Costs to fix decaying Broward schools going through the roof  Sun Sentinel

It's getting a lot more expensive to fix Broward County's decaying schools. Huge cost overruns in the district's renovation program, funded mostly with an $800 ...

School renovations at risk as Broward bond money runs low  Broward Politics

Skyrocketing costs have raised concerns that Broward schools may not have the funds to complete projects in the $800 million bond referendum.

Renovations at Stranahan High won't get going for a year, school district officials say  Sun Sentinel

FORT LAUDERDALE Stranahan High School is on the priority list for renovations, but most of the $18 million worth of work won't start for another year, school ...

Body of missing Lauderdale woman found  Broward Politics

Cherie Lynn Solomon Shields, 43, of Fort Lauderdale was missing two weeks when her body turned up about 10 blocks from where she vanished on a busy ...

Driftwood Cardinals soar to middle school boys volleyball county title  Sun Sentinel

Over the course of six weeks, Driftwood Middle School boys volleyball coach Linda Gancitano saw an amazing transformation as her team took off on a flight ...

Stranahan pool being fixed after long delay  Sun Sentinel

After years of waiting for needed repairs, Stranahan High School should soon see one project completed: repairs on the pool, which has been closed for safety ...

Broward school district may seek tax hike to pay for teacher raises  Sun Sentinel

Facing a nearly $15 million shortfall, Broward school officials say there may be only one way to give teachers a raise — ask the public for a tax increase.

Broward middle school girls tourney a slam dunk success  Sun Sentinel

It was quite the finish to 2017 for middle school girls basketball teams from throughout Broward County. When the final whistle had blown at Stranahan High ...

Brian Dassler, youngest Broward teacher of the year, dies at 38  Sun Sentinel

Brian Dassler, Broward County's youngest teacher of the year and a rising star in the education community, died March 20 in Tallahassee. He was 38.

Broward again revises dates for school repairs under bond program  Sun Sentinel

The long wait for needed repairs has gotten even longer for more than 100 Broward County schools. But 55 schools may see work get done earlier than ...

Saying goodbye, and asking life’s hard questions, to my biggest fan | Rosemary O’Hara  Sun Sentinel

Rosemary O'Hara, the Sun Sentinel editorial page editor, writes about meeting Lin Wallace, her biggest fan, as she faced death and reflected on life.

3 dilapidated Broward high schools inch closer to repairs  Sun Sentinel

Construction on three Broward County schools that are most in need of repair could finally start by spring 2017, nearly two years behind schedule. The School ...

Tequesta Trace Cougars claw way to county girls volleyball title  Sun Sentinel

Tequesta Trace Middle School in Weston once again rules Broward County in girls volleyball. The Lady Cougars (12-1) captured the title for the second time in ...

Stranahan, King's cheerleading teams impress  Sun Sentinel

FORT LAUDERDALE -- Stranahan High School girls cheerleading coach Sylvia Adams-Johnson was understandably nervous going into Saturday's Region 4 ...

Broward school bond: Costs double for Cypress Bay High expansion  Sun Sentinel

It will cost taxpayers twice as much as originally estimated to relieve overcrowding at Cypress Bay High in Weston, raising questions about whether the Broward ...

High-schooler expelled for cursing hires civil rights lawyer with help from Wade family  Miami Herald

American Heritage School basketball player Cyrus Nance, expelled from the school for cursing at a coach, has retained prominent attorney Benjamin Crump ...

14 years later, mold still plagues teachers and students in Broward schools  Sun Sentinel

Fourteen years after a grand jury ordered Broward schools to take control of the mold consuming its buildings, the district has no way to determine whether all of ...

Wildcats claim Broward County basketball title  Sun Sentinel

As the final buzzer sounded, William Dandy Middle School eighth-grader Nicholas Bennett choked back tears. The starting point guard couldn't contain his ...

Broward Boulevard shifts north for more bridge work  Sun Sentinel

Eastbound traffic using new westbound lanes of Broward Boulevard over North Fork of New River.

Driftwood Cardinals soar to top perch in middle school boys volleyball  Sun Sentinel

Driftwood Middle School boys volleyball coach Linda Gancitano puts her team through different meditation techniques before each contest.

Police haven't ruled out murder in disappearance of teen...  Local 10

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A South Florida mother is living in her own personal nightmare. "It's been very, very stressful," Nicole Twist told Local 10 News.

Old decaying schools get priority in Broward bond money  Sun Sentinel

After years of complaints about neglect, Broward County's decaying eastern schools are finally getting priority treatment. Now that voters approved an $800 ...

Fort Lauderdale police chief Adderley to step down, take job at Sheriff's Office  Sun Sentinel

After more than three decades serving the city of Fort Lauderdale, Police Chief Frank Adderley said Wednesday he is leaving to join the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Dillard girls successfully defend basketball title  Sun Sentinel

In the three years Dillard Middle School has been open, the girls' basketball team has only lost once. Eighth-grader Whitni Sapp came through with a game-high ...

Pompano Middle Bengals enjoy third perfect hoops season in school history  Sun Sentinel

The Pompano Beach Middle School girls' basketball team has had only two other perfect seasons in its history. This year's run to perfection brought with it ...

Broward may overhaul 16 magnet schools  Sun Sentinel

Broward magnet programs: The School Board will consider overhaul to programs at 16 schools.

Major lane shift coming to Broward Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale  Sun Sentinel

Broward Boulevard to shift north to temporary bridge over New River.

Broward school bond program: Why did so much go wrong?  Sun Sentinel

Almost two years after Broward County voters approved an $800 million school renovation program, the plan has been plagued by so many blunders, planning ...

Vikings map perfect course en route to middle school boys' roundball crown  Sun Sentinel

Stranahan High School holds a special place in Bennett Wyche's heart, and his recent return to his alma mater only reinforced that. Wyche, who graduated from ...

Driftwood Middle team wins first Broward County boys' volleyball title in school history  Sun Sentinel

Driftwood Middle School boys' volleyball coach Linda Gancitano thought it would be a rebuilding year. There were no returning players on a Cardinals' team ...

School principal killed in motorcycle crash remembered as dedicated educator, mother  Sun Sentinel

Following her tragic death, Jamie Gaito Maradiaga, the school principal at Croissant Park Elementary in Fort Lauderdale, is being remembered as an ...

Costs questioned for Broward school bond projects  Sun Sentinel

Broward County schools used data that School Board members are calling flawed to estimate the cost of construction projects in its $800 million bond program ...

Database: 2016 South Florida school grades  Sun Sentinel

The Florida Department of education released its grades for schools across the state on Friday. Use the table below to see how schools in South Florida ...

Overseer of Broward school bond quits; delays feared  Sun Sentinel

Broward facilities chief Derek Messier, who was overseeing the $800 million bond effort, has resigned to spend time with family.

Missing Fort Lauderdale Teen May Be Victim Of Human Trafficking  CBS Miami

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter. FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Have you seen 15-year-old Sophie Reeder? Police are asking for the public to ...

More than 100 Broward schools now serve free supper  Sun Sentinel

Six additional schools are now participating in Broward County Public Schools' Aftercare Supper Program, bringing the total number of schools in the program ...

Downtown Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club passes scholarship milestone  Sun-Sentinel

The Downtown Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club marked a generous milestone Wednesday when it bestowed $25000 in scholarships to college-bound students ...

Lions claw to runner-up finish in county volleyball  Sun Sentinel

For the Lyons Creek Middle School boys' volleyball team, a runner-up finish in the county tournament was a source of pride. The Coconut Creek based-Lions ...

Broward Education Foundation Inductees to the 2015 Hall of Fame of Distinguished Alumni  South Florida Reporter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Broward Education Foundation has announced the inductees to the 2015 Hall of Fame of Distinguished Alumni, which honors ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 1/11  Orlando Sentinel

To place an Orlando Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. LAKE. Skipper Louise M., 93, of Minneola, FL, died ...

Tequesta Trace Middle School girls prevail in county playoffs despite tragedy  Sun Sentinel

Tequesta Trace Middle School volleyball coach Julie Sikorski knew her girls would be playing with heavy hearts, and she couldn't have been more proud of their ...

Broward school warehouse: Home of the odd, archaic  Sun Sentinel

Known as B-stock, the school district's surplus warehouse is stashed with unwanted and often archaic items from the district's 238 schools.

84 Days to Miami Football: Top Canes to Wear 84  State Of The U

Andre King, Willie Smith, Rob Chudzinski, and Kevin Everett are all some of the best players to wear the number 84 jersey at Miami. As we are now only 84 until ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 12/10  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Red Eye Entertainment : Shaping the community through entertainment and giving back  Westside Gazette

Red Eye Entertainment : Shaping the community through entertainment and giving back. By Dierra Wright. Local community mogul and founder of Red Eye ...

Dillard Middle Panthers leap to first girls' county hoops title  Sun Sentinel

Fort Lauderdale's Genovea Johnson dedicated herself to improving every aspect of her game following Dillard Middle School's loss to Westglades in the county ...

USF Football Player Profile: #94 DE Kirk Livingstone  The Daily Stampede

Career profile of USF defensive end Kirk Livingstone.

Miami-Dade schools see major improvements on 2016-2017 state grades  Miami Herald

The Florida Department of Education released its annual school grades and Miami-Dade earned a B average overall.

Broward College Foundation Names Hall of Distinction Honorees  South Florida Reporter

The Broward College Foundation recently announced its Hall of Distinction honorees, eight Broward College alumni selected from 80 applicants, who were ...

Handy's Timothy Andrews wins Gold Medal at 2015 junior U.S. open International Judo Championships in Fort Lauderdale  Westside Gazette

Timothy, age 19, defied the odds and won the gold medal in the 90 kg. IJF Junior Division.

Defensive end Williams following in his dad's footsteps at Bethune-Cookman  Daytona Beach News-Journal

Erik Williams is back for a medical redshirt season and the son of an NFL All-Pro started off his final year with a career-high eight tackles and three sacks.

Schools grades released: Palm Beach performs best in South Florida  Sun Sentinel

Florida's public schools received their 2015 grades Friday – months later than usual – amid criticism the marks were flawed and incomplete. Broward schools ...

Florida releases school grades amid controversy  Miami Herald

Florida released its school grades Friday, and Miami-Dade County and Broward counties fared pretty well.

Remains of Plantation man killed in Vietnam War finally coming home  Miami Hurricanes

With only two weeks left in his Vietnam War combat mission, Air Force Sgt. James Harold Alley sent a letter to his family in Plantation, promising to see them ...

South Florida Symphony: One Thousand and One Nights Tickets - Broward Center for the Performing Arts  New Times Broward-Palm Beach

Get tickets for the upcoming South Florida Symphony: One Thousand and One Nights event at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.

4-year-old seriously injured in dog attack in southwest Miami-Dade  Local 10

A child was bitten by a dog Monday afternoon in southwest Miami-Dade, authorities said.

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