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2008-10-26 15:15:00

Scales used to weigh travelers' luggage at South Florida airports are frequently inaccurate, records show. A South Florida Sun-Sentinel analysis of government inspection records for nearly 2,000 airport baggage scales indicated more than 25 percent of them failed accuracy tests between 2005 and mid-2008. The newspaper said the results show consumers could be unnecessarily paying penalties charged by some airlines for overweight bags. The records showed Palm Beach International Airport had...

2008-09-22 13:00:00

The deaths of at least 15 ducks in Coconut Creek, Fla., likely were caused by botulism, a wildlife official says. Society for Prevention for Cruelty to Animals Wildlife Care Center official Stefan Harsch said bacteria in the water at the ducks' colony likely caused an outbreak of botulism that claimed the lives of the 15 birds last week, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said Monday. Officials from the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., care center were called to investigate the situation in Broward...

2008-09-16 06:00:14

By Miguel Helft The swift, sharp and short-lived collapse of United Airlines shares Sept. 8 has been followed by a week of finger-pointing. Investors wiped out $1 billion of the market value of UAL, United's parent, within minutes of an erroneous news flash on Bloomberg screens about a United bankruptcy. Google and the Tribune Co., the owner of The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, whose Web site was the source of the article that led to the headline, soon blamed each other for causing the...

2008-09-11 12:00:43

A lawyer for two teenage girls says they are suing a jailed Florida billionaire for more than $100 million for allegedly soliciting erotic massages. Investment banker Jeffrey Epstein, 55, is serving 18 months in the Palm Beach County Jail to be followed by a year of house arrest, likely at his mansion in Palm Beach, for soliciting massages from minors, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Thursday. Miami lawyer Jeffrey Herman Wednesday filed two civil suits in federal court on behalf...

2008-09-09 09:00:21

By Joshua Freed Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS -- The 2002 bankruptcy of United Airlines parent company was big news at the time, and big news again on Monday when an investment newsletter mistakenly passed along an old news story about the Chapter 11 filing, thinking it was new. United shares tanked before trading was halted and then recovered only a portion of that before ending the day down by a larger percentage than other airline stocks. The trouble started with a Google search. A...

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2008-09-08 15:25:00

United Airline's stock value plunged Monday after a 5-year-old news story was posted on a Florida newspaper's Web site. The airline's stocks fell 75 percent from $12.30 to $3 per share, the Chicago Tribune reported. The outdated story, which concerned United filing for bankruptcy, had appeared five years ago in the Chicago Tribune and again this morning on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Web site. It was later picked up by the Bloomberg financial news service. Sun-Sentinel Deputy Managing...

2008-09-01 09:00:15

Police say a North Dakota couple drowned and a teenager was missing as Hurricane Gustav roughed up the water off South Florida. Bradley Perleberg, 41, and Terry Ann Perleberg, 45, drowned Sunday afternoon off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday. The Perlebergs, from Jamestown, N.D., were swimming at a beach where no lifeguards were posted and signs warned that anyone going in the water did so at their own risk, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda...

2008-08-23 15:00:22

State officials say no one should go swimming in waters off the coast of Broward County, Fla., following possible sewage and septic spills in the area. Florida Department of Health officials warned area residents of the potential risks associated with contact with the potentially contaminated water, which could have been tainted during Tropical Storm Fay, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Saturday. The water safety warning Friday came after the storm lashed portions of Florida,...

2008-08-10 15:00:20

Campaigners for likely Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama say they're combing Florida barbershops and beauty salons to find unregistered voters. An outreach effort launched this weekend is looking to shave the rolls of the state's 600,000 eligible but unregistered black voters by targeting such shops, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Sunday. "We dropped off posters, registration materials, and we will continue going in barbershops and beauty salons until Oct. 6,"...

2008-08-07 09:00:25

America's Emergency Network, Inc. (AEN), a wholly owned subsidiary of Brampton Crest International, Inc. (OTCBB: BRCI), today announced that it has installed its system in Broward County -- Florida's second most populous county. The rapidly growing AEN system soon will serve Broward's 1.8 million residents with easily accessible emergency management messages, advisories and other communications. Miami-Dade, with 2.4 million residents, and other Florida counties are expected to follow soon....


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