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South Florida Sun Sentinel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida · 14

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Hoffman, D.C.P.A. now at 736-0000 3491 Woolbright Road Boynton Beach, FL BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Section 253.1 15, Florida Statutes, that the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund has received an application (06-0212399-003) from the South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, requesting a sovereignty submerged land public easement appurtenant to the applicant's riparian ownership on the North Fork of the New River, Class III Waters, adjacent to the Alec Mason subdivision, beginning at or near the N.W. 27th Avenue Bridge and extending in a southeasterly direction along the southern shoreline for approximately 1,600 linear feet, Fort Lauderdale (Section 5, Township 50 South, Range 42 East), in Broward County (Latitude N 26 T 56.91", Longitude W 80 10' 39.97"), for the purpose of placing approximately 3,385 cubic yards of riprap material along the southern bank at a 2H:1 V slope below the mean high water line. Anyone interested in reviewing the entire application for the proposed activities may do so at 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. Anyone having any questions or comments regarding the proposed project should file them in writing with the Submerged Land and Environmental Resources Program, Department of Environmental Protection, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, 33401 withini 30 days of the date of delivery, before 5:00 p.m. 1 Radio revolt blasts Chavez Expatriates in Florida among shows' audiences ByTalabbady STAFF WRITER Taking a cue from the Cuban-American exile community, Venezuelans in South Florida are turning to radio to slam their homeland's controversial leader and unify their community. The move is happening on two fronts: Venezuelan radio networks are buying time on local airwaves, broadcasting fiery political talk shows directly from Caracas; and Cuban-owned stations in South Florida are hiring Venezuelan journalists to produce shows that blast President Hugo Chavez's self-styled Bolivarian revolution. Venezuelan radio network Union Radio's star commentators, pundits and journalists, including some of Chavez's fiercest critics, now reach thousands of listeners in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties through new prime-time programming on a local airwave, WNMA, AM 1210. The network's owners say they are nervous about conditions in Venezuela and bought the air time to build an audience here. "We're witnessing something that's never happened before in Venezuela, and people are concerned," said Eduar-do Cusco, one of four brothers who own Union Radio, which has 40 percent of the radio market in Venezuela. He spoke at the Coral Gables office building where Union Radio edits its South Florida-tailored programming through a partnership with Ole Communications. "There's been a great migration of Venezuelans to South Florida and we plan to reach them," Cusco said, adding that Union Radio seeks a balance of The SUN-SENTINEL proudly presents: The Morikami Museum fit Japanese Gardens' n n Fafir200S7 Saturday & Sunday, February 24 & 25, 2007 10:00 am -5:00 pm 2-day admission: $10 adults (ages 18) $5 children (ages 7) a:MafrjT?iii'iiLTjii;rir7rTrTfjr Taiko drum performances and demonstrations by Fushu Daiko Demonstrations including Japanese Tea Ceremony, Ikebana Flower Arranging, Bonsai & Martial Arts Bonsai 91 1 - bring your tree in and ask our expert advise Avenues of arts, crafts and plant vendors 6th Annual Koi Show presented by The Tropical Koi & Water Garden Club of South Florida Pan Asian and American food vendors K irin hepr oanVn The Student-Teacher Art Show J ri V 7 Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden MH..Mn7i,TTTt.ni7Twn,. .j -HIH ! IMS -tf BWWMTOSOII jj tegular prte nut w rooicmi aequo UIHUBUfljpUIUVIUiUI. No photocopies jAnsB. iRearfiGnrtyFfc Florida I ADMISSION Kirin Ichiban. Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation and The Florida Arts Council. Sponsorship opportunities available for this and other Morikami events. Please call 561-495-0233 x 214 for more info. - Sun-Sentinel AIR ATTACK: Emulating the Cuban exile community, Venezuelans in South Florida are turning to radio to build political capital and undermine the leadership of President Hugo Chavez. Here, radio commentator Eli Bravo is seen on the air Wednesday. Staff photo Andrew Innerarity ., . views on Chavez and includes Venezuelan government figures on its shows. Union Radio producers say they hope eventually to reach a general Hispanic audience. Cusco and others have tapped Florida's radio market at a precarious time for private media in Venezuela. Chavez, who won re-election in December, has expanded government-backed media like the cable network Telesur and the news service Agencia Bolivar-iana de Noticias (Bolivarian News Agency) . His recent deci-sion not to renew the broadcasting license of the opposition-aligned Radio Caracas Television network also has media owners worried about the future. Union Radio began airing evening programming on AM 1210 in September with pilot programming from 5 p.m. to midnight. The prime-time lineup, introduced Feb. 1 from noon to 7 p.m., features some of the biggest names in Venezuelan political commentary. They include Pedro Penzini Fleury, whose show airs at 2 p.m.; Chavez critic Marta Colo-mina, who comes on at 3 p.m.; and Nelson Bucaranda, whose popular political gossip show, Run Runes (scuttlebutt) de Nelson Bucaranda, airs at 4 p.m. Besides Union Radio, Venezuelans at several Cuban-owned Miami stations such as La Poderosa AM 670 and Cade-na Azul AM 1550 are producing and directing shows aimed at the Venezuelan expatriate community. "Venezuelans here have to launch their fight through the local media. It's what I call civic activism on the air," said Ricar-do Guanipa, of Weston, a radio journalist and former correspondent for Venezuela's El Nacional newspaper. A Chavez critic who sought asylum in Florida in 2005 after "There's been a great migration ofVenezuelans to South Florida and we plan to reach them." Eduardo Cusco Co-owner of Union Radio, which has 40 percent of the radio market in Venezuela and edits some programs in Coral Gables receiving death threats in Caracas, Guanipa is planning an evening talk show on La Poderosa focused exclusively on Venezuela. Venezuelan exiles say they want to use talk radio much in the same way Cuban-Americans have for decades. Many also hope the U.S. government eventually will finance a Radio Marti-style station for their country. The idea gained traction in a bill sponsored by Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers, in 2005. So far, however, the govern ment's only plans are to increase the Voice of America's Venezuela programming, said spokesman John O'Connell. "Venezuelans have this political agenda that is similar to the Cubans and radio has been the single most importance force to mobilize the Cuban-American community," said Damian Fernandez, who heads Florida International University's Cuban Research Institute. Humberto Garcia, a Venezuelan who is news director at La Poderosa and Cadena Azul, owned by Radio Mambi founder Jorge Rodriguez, says Chavez is replacing Cuba's Fidel Castro as the hot-button topic on Spanish-language radio shows like EI Mundo Al Dia Con Matias Frias. La Poderosa, which reaches 80,000 listeners per hour, plans to partner with radio networks in Caracas to air shows produced there. Miami radio host Eli Bravo, whose general news show, Radio Global, airs on AM 1210 at 5 p.m., is banking on the Cuban model. "What we can learn from the Cubans is how they used the airwaves to build solidarity in their community," he said. "It allowed them to grow economically and have more political influence." Staff writcrVanessaBauza contributed to this report. TalAbbady can be reached at or 954-356-4523. Man sentenced for trying to sell radioactive material THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tampa A man who allegedly tried to set up the sale of radioactive material to undercover agents has been sentenced to life in federal prison. Christopher Benbow was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Tampa on Friday. The British national was convicted in October of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, a charge that stemmed from the proposed sale of the material. Benbow, 63, met with two men in a Tampa hotel in 2003 and offered to set up a sale of three strontium 90 canisters for $250 million each, authorities said. Strontium 90 can be used to manufacture a "dirty bomb." Benbow claimed he was selling non-radioactive and harmless strontium. Authorities still aren't sure where the strontium is or whether Benbow's claims were legitimate, The Tampa Tribune reported. In the 2003 meeting, Benbow said he could obtain canisters of the isotope. He didn't know the Drug Enforcement Administration taped the meeting, which was actually with government informants. An informant told Benbow he was an Israeli official and of fered drugs as a payment instead of the millions Benbow requested. Benbow told the court that he thought he was negotiating with Israeli officials who would steer the materials away from terrorists. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Porcelli said law enforcement has tried to corroborate Benbow's claims with regard to strontium 90. "Whether that strontium 90 exists is still a mystery," he said. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich said Benbow could receive a reduced sentence if he helped track down the strontium. Billy Henderson, sang with the Spinners THE ASSOCIATED PRESS holly hill Singer Billy Henderson, a member of the band the Spinners who sang III Be Around and other hits, has died. He was 67. Mr. Henderson died Friday of complications from diabetes at a Daytona Beach health care center, his wife, Barbara, said. The 1972 song I'll Be Around was part of a string of Top 20 Spinners hits that included Could It Be I'm Falling in Love, Then Came You and , 5 Billy Henderson and the Spinners had a hit with ' Be Around in 1972. The Rubberband Man. The five-member band of high school friends formed in 1 954 in Ferndale, Mich., a De troit suburb. They went on to be nominated for six Grammy Awards and became the second black musical group to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Four of the original band members, including Mr. Henderson, continued to perform together until recently. He was dismissed from the group in 2004 after suing the group's corporation and business manager to obtain financial records.

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