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  • With odds stacked against her, Mallory Weggemann never lost competitive drive
    Posted in In the News on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Sports IllustratedWith odds stacked against her, Mallory Weggemann never lost competitive driveGabriel BaumgaertnerFriday September 16th, 2016When Mallory Weggemann wheels out to the pool deck, her face remains friendly but mostly expressionless, her ears covered by pink headphones and her eyes staring forward toward her aqueous home. As she prepares to dive in, she forgets about how she got here—her leg weight disappearing following an epidural shot, a shower bench collapsing causing permanent ... Read more

  • Veterans one step closer to safer crossing to clinic
    Posted in In the News on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelVeterans one step closer to safer crossing to clinicBrittany WallmanSun SentinelCounty offers door-to-door rides to V.A. clinic to avoid Commercial crossingBroward commissioners threw their support Thursday behind a safer crossing for military veterans headed to a clinic in Sunrise. But it likely won't be the crosswalk and pedestrian signal many have asked for.Instead, county commissioners said they're interested in two possible solutions to address long-brewing complaints about pede... Read more

  • Crosswalk plea from veteran's widow gains steam
    Posted in In the News on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelCrosswalk plea from veteran's widow gains steamWidow presses for crosswalk at site of husband's deathBrittany WallmanSun SentinelIt's just one six-lane roadway, just one crusade to help veterans cross the street to the clinic, and it has support from City Halls to the halls of Congress.It's a cause that gained the voice of a widow after a 70-year-old Army veteran, Willie Span, was struck and killed there two years ago.But the effort to get the Commercial Boulevard crosswalk is a stud... Read more

  • Dems want Trump-Bondi probe: 'There is a stink rotting in the Florida Attorney General's office'
    Posted in In the News on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Tampa Bay TimesDems want Trump-Bondi probe: 'There is a stink rotting in the Florida Attorney General's office'Alex LearyAlex Leary, Times Washington Bureau ChiefWednesday, September 14, 2016 12:35pmAsserting that Donald Trump used a political donation to Attorney General Pam Bondi to kill an investigation into his real estate seminars, congressional Democrats on Wednesday urged the Justice Department to open an inquiry.Florida Reps. Ted Deutch and Debbie Wasserman Schultz joined a news conferen... Read more

  • Florida lawmakers push for Zika funding in Congress: 'This is a big moment'
    Posted in In the News on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Miami Herald / Tampa Bay TimesFlorida lawmakers push for Zika funding in Congress: 'This is a big moment'via @learyreportsA bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers -- including one of the most liberal and the most conservative in Congress -- pressed Tuesday for a "clean" $1.1 billion spending measure to combat the Zika virus."This is a big moment in the history of Florida. If I'm being urged to vote to spend big money overseas for bombs, by God I'm going to vote for financial bombs to go after a b... Read more

  • Florida members of Congress to Gov. Rick Scott: Ask for clean Zika bill
    Posted in In the News on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Miami HeraldFlorida members of Congress to Gov. Rick Scott: Ask for clean Zika bill@PatriciaMazzeiNine Florida members of Congress asked Gov. Rick Scott to use his Tuesday visit to Washington to advocate for a "clean" Zika funding bill, free of any politically charged amendments that would make it more difficult for the legislation to win bipartisan approval."The stakes are too high to allow partisan riders to hold up this critical support, and existing funding is set to run out by the end of th... Read more

  • Spraying for Zika continues in Broward and Miami-Dade
    Posted in In the News on September 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    WSVNSpraying for Zika continues in Broward and Miami-DadeMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Planes and trucks were back out early, Monday morning, for another round of spraying insecticide in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.A chemically-loaded truck could be seen in the streets of Miami Beach, around 2 a.m. In Broward, a plane packed with insecticide could be seen spraying five small areas across the county that include Margate, Tamarac, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood and Hallandale Beach.Unlike the weekend ... Read more

  • After senate blocks Zika funding bill, Florida lawmakers on both sides demand action
    Posted in In the News on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach TVAfter senate blocks Zika funding bill, Florida lawmakers on both sides demand actionOne day after failing to pass a $1.1 billion bill that would fund the fight to prevent Zika, lawmakers on both sides talked tough.The fight for that Zika funding is tied up in what amounts to a political stalemate - and neither side is blinking.Several South Florida lawmakers made their case Wednesday.Representative Dave Jolly, who represents the 13th district in Pinellas County, even used live ... Read more

  • Holocaust survivor among centenarian celebrants
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    South Florida Jewish JournalHolocaust survivor among centenarian celebrantsMarvin GlassmanWithin the past few weeks, three local Jewish residents celebrated their 100th and 101st birthdays with special celebrations.Centenarians Steven Berkowicz, a Holocaust survivor living in Pembroke Pines, Alice Borisoff of Pembroke Park and Mollie Gross of Pembroke Pines each marked their milestones with parties for families and friends.Berkowicz celebrated his 100th birthday at a party on Aug. 30 at the offi... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Leads Gun Violence Meeting With Giffords
    Posted in In the News on August 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    610 WIOD (AM MIAMI)Wasserman Schultz Leads Gun Violence Meeting With GiffordsSouth Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords headlining a community Forum in Cooper City on gun violence.Giffords calling on leaders at all levels of government to reach across political lines to get something done."Be responsible...democrats, republicans, everyone," Giffords said."We must never stop fighting."Wasserman Schultz says its important for congress ... Read more