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A- Sun-Sentinel: You know what this means: more emails about illegal immigration and Obama's birth certificate.
"Older people who never had a computer are logging on," said Tammy Gordon, director of social communications for AARP. "It's just the beginning of this huge wave of seniors that are using it on a daily basis."B- Sun-Sentinel: You named your baby what?
In South Florida, droves of students are lining up to procure a seat at computer classes, said Haley St. John-Ayre with the Broward library system. "These people have never touched a mouse when they come in here," said Peggy Dodd, a volunteer instructor.
While most parents agonize over choosing that perfect name, in South Florida's multicultural communities, the choices are even more varied. Keep an ethic name that others may find hard to pronounce or use a more comon one to blend in? Pick a name that represents mixed cultures, borrow a celebrity's moniker or simply make one up?C- Sun-Sentinel: Margaritaville madness.
In Florida, a move toward the mainstream appears to be taking place. Jayden was among the top three names for boys among Caucasians, Hispanics and African-Americans. And some common Hispanic names are losing appeal. Take for example, Jorge, which had been on the top 100 most popular names in the state for decades but hasn't made the cut since 2003.
Marathon— A Marathon man remained in jail Sunday after he was charges with assaulting a neighbor with a hatchet.D- Palm Beach Post: This might not end well.
Maykel Borges, 32, had been asking residents of the Trailerama Trailer Park on 15th Street for beer throughout the day on Friday, witnesses told the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. And neighbors had given him several beers, they said.
Later, when Borges was told to go away, he left and returned with a hatchet and began arguing with others at the park. He swung the weapon at one man, cutting him on the side, according to sheriff's deputy Becky Herrin.
RIVIERA BEACH — Riviera Beach police are asking for the public's help in finding a 78-year-old man who went missing from an assisted living facility Sunday afternoon.E- Palm Beach Post: What a guy.
Authorities say they are particularly concerned because Roger Lee Miles suffers from a variety of medical issues and needs regular doses of medication, according to the information police spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown issued this morning.
Miles has been known to walk away and more than once has been found walking along Interstate 95. Usually, however he is wearing a global positioning device to help locate him. This time that device was left in his room.
LOS ANGELES — Less than a third of the $16 million gathered in 2010 by hip-hop star Wyclef Jean for earthquake relief in Haiti actually made it to emergency efforts in the country, the New York Post reported on Sunday.F- TC Palm: Oh boy.
According to the exclusive report, Jean's charity, Yele Haiti, doled out millions in questionable contracts -- in fact, $1 million was paid to a Florida firm that doesn't seem to exist.
The Post also reported that a company called P&A Construction -- which is run by Warnel Pierre, Jean's brother-in-law -- received $353,983 from the group.
During the next four months, nearly 258,000 Florida Power & Light Co. customers on the Treasure Coast will start receiving new electric meters on their homes and businesses that FPL officials say will end monthly visits by meter readers, reduce power outages and let customers check their electric use online.G- WPLG: Go ahead, make my day.
Utilities across Florida and the U.S. are changing to this new "smart meter" technology, a key part of a government-subsidized effort aimed at building a more energy-efficient electric grid. It can transmit your home's energy use in real time. Proponents say smart meters also can help prevent some power outages even before they occur by signaling problems and remotely rerouting electrical loads.
Medeiros had her home's smart meter turned off — at least temporarily — after saying she experienced headaches when the new meter began broadcasting information on her home's electrical use.
"Were (the headaches) stress from having the meter on the house? Or was it because the meter was right outside my bedroom?" Medeiros said. "What I know is that I don't have (the headaches) now."
DAVIE, Fla. - A dog was shot and killed on Thanksgiving morning in Davie, said police.H- WSVN: Life in South Florida.
"It's just so surreal," said Danny Abou, the dog's owner. On Thursday, a cyclist peddling through the Whispering Pines community shot and killed Abou's 2-year-old Doberman Pinscher, named Scooby.
"He just kept saying, 'I'm feeling threatened, I'm feeling threatened,'" said Abou, describing what the man said after the shooting.
Abou described Scooby as docile and said he was not the type to attack or go after anyone.
Davie police have not released the name of the shooter but Abou was told he will likely not face any charges because Scooby was not on a leash. Police said the shooter did have a permit to carry the gun.
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Authorities captured a ram after hours of it being loose in a local park.
The ram ran around for more than six hours at a Miami park off Southwest 60th Avenue and Second Street, Saturday. "There's actually a ram in the middle of our neighborhood," said a witness.
The animal broke up a little league practice in the park, running the bases while being chased by police officers.