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2008-08-04 12:00:46

By Missy Diaz, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 2--A plan for the largest conservation land deal ever in Florida is being challenged by a former U.S. attorney who alleges that the South Florida Water Management District violated state laws when brokering the $1.75 billion deal. Dexter Lehtinen, an open government and Everglades advocate, filed suit Friday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court. He accuses the South Florida Water Management District of holding illegal meetings based on...

2008-08-04 03:00:00

By Robin Benedick and Jennifer Gollan, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 4--The Sunshine State is about to boom with Boomers. Between 2010 and 2030, Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, are expected to descend on Florida in even larger numbers and will increase their standing as the state's largest age group. The reason: They are nearing retirement age, the state's housing prices have become more affordable and Florida's tropical climate remains a draw. "I enjoy warm weather and I...

2008-08-04 03:00:07

By June Torbati, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 4--South Florida residents can now, for the first time, buy an over-the-counter paternity test at the drugstore. Parents concerned about their moody children can buy an at-home test that screens for a genetic mutation associated with bipolar disorder. And women with a family history of breast and ovarian cancers can try a hometest that looks for genetic variations linked with the cancers. All three home tests are part of a rising...

2008-08-03 18:00:18

By Macollvie Jean-Francois, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 3--FORT LAUDERDALE -- Information systems staffers at four area hospitals have fixed a computer glitch that had personnel resorting to paper, a Broward Health spokeswoman said today. The glitch happened about 11 p.m. Saturday during a system-wide upgrade that had been underway for about four months at the four Broward hospitals, district spokeswoman Sara Howley said. Some databases went down as a result, prompting hospital staff...

2008-08-03 06:00:26

By Jonathan Del Marcus, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 3--Organizations concerned with the effects of state criminal justice system policies recently agreed to measures aimed at reducing the number of offenders sent to prison. Participants at the Alternatives To Incarceration Summit at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale's Fellowship Hall focused their efforts on groups of offenders that could be effectively and safely diverted from the costly facilities. Representatives...

2008-08-03 06:00:23

By David A. Schwartz, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 3--One Sunrise commissioner wants to use the wind that blows through the city to generate electricity at a water-treatment plant and sell the electricity to Florida Power & Light. "It's to reduce the cost of the water and help the residents," Assistant Deputy Mayor Donald Rosen said. He and Utilities Director Hector Castro want to meet with FPL to explore putting wind turbines in an open area near the city's Sawgrass...

2008-08-03 06:00:17

By Chauncey Mabe, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 3--The talented, restless provincial girl making her way in a big uncaring city is a staple of Western storytelling. It's proven adaptable to almost any authorial intent -- comic, tragic, Puritanical, feminist, triumphant, cautionary -- producing a wealth of iconic female heroines. To name only three: Becky Sharp (Vanity Fair), Peggy Sawyer (42nd Street); Carrie Bradshaw (need I say Sex and the City?) In the hands of Xiaolu Guo, a...

2008-08-03 06:00:14

By Cori Galeano, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 3--A $676,935 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will help Lauderhill improve access to Central Broward Regional Park. The money will be used at the intersection of State Road 7 and 11th Street to improve access to the park's facilities, including cricket fields and the planned regional library and performing arts center. State Rep. Alcee L. Hastings secured the grant as part of the Transportation, Housing and Urban...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By Jennifer Gollan, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 3--DEERFIELD BEACH -- Armed with a 55-gallon drum, Julee Felinski intends to harness the power of Florida's heavy downpours. "It seems like such a waste that all of our rain goes into the sewer," said Felinski, 55, a retired technical writer from Davie. "Now we are going to use nature when it's convenient for us." Felinski was among 50 residents who on Saturday attended a seminar on how to install rain barrels to conserve water....

2008-08-02 06:00:22

By John Porretto, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 2--HOUSTON -- Oil giants Chevron Corp. and Total SA wrapped up a string of gargantuan, record-breaking earnings reports Friday, a stretch in which six of the major international oil companies topped $50 billion in combined profit for the first time. While the profits of unparalleled size have brought withering criticism from Washington and disgust from consumers across the country, very few were surprised. Crude prices during the second...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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