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Beacon Opinion: The madness of Palm Beach County

By Luther Hollis
Opinion Editor

I’m not quite sure if the cloud of madness that seems to consume Palm Beach county is just plain human stupidity, ignorance or both. Maybe it’s in the water.

Jupiter czars tighten their grip
Jupiter officials are adding a new layer to the cake of madness. The Palm Beach Post reported that there was a vote on Tuesday to bring about a new punishment to those “who let their lawns go higher than the town code allows.”

These grass-loving homeowners “could be fined as much as $1,000 per day, according to a 4-0 vote tonight by the town council.”

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Beacon Opinion: revisiting the ‘handicapped’ article and letter

By Luther Hollis
Opinion Editor

A few weeks ago, the Beacon editor received a letter in response to “Shame, Shame you’re not handicapped.” Last week the Beacon ran that letter; there seemed to be some confusion as to the article’s facts.

In my article, I did not say that my ticket for parking in a handicap spot was unfair. I stated that the attributed fine was unfair; there is a difference. I acknowledged that the ticket itself was warranted, but made an argument against the amount of the fine and how it was determined.

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Beacon Opinion: Are you letting your voice be heard?

By Luther Hollis
Opinion Editor

I believe people don’t voice their beliefs enough. I’m not talking about just the beliefs on morality or ethical issues; our beliefs go far beyond that.

This I believe

After being instructed to review a couple of articles on the National Public Radio Web site section of “This I Believe,” it occurred to me that many Americans become driven to voice their beliefs on the obvious (politics, celebrities, etc.). I do the same right here on this very page from time to time.

Nonetheless, there are those moments when the hoopla of daily news stories needs to take a backseat and allow the emotion of personal daily life to come forth.
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Beacon Opinion: Shame shame; you’re not handicapped

By Luther Hollis
Opinion Editor

I recently got a ticket for parking in a handicap spot. The problem I have with the citation is the fact that there were still other handicap spots available which means there was ample space for someone who was really handicapped or one of the fakers who have a handicap mirror hanger with no handicap at all.

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Beacon Features: Film students, alumni aim for more awards

By Luther Hollis
Opinion Editor

A film production crew comprised of Palm Beach Atlantic University alumni and current students is making its imprint in the film industry. From their early days of collaborating on film class projects to taking first place in the 2008 Miami 48 Hour Film Project, this talented team has accomplished a great deal.

The journey of the eight-person crew kicked into high-speed upon entry into the Miami 48 Hour Film Project in August 2008. Fresh from a lackluster showing in the Tampa 48 Hour Film Project just a month before, the crew decided to toss their hat into the Miami contest hoping for a better experience.

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Beacon News: Swine flu hits South Florida

By Luther Hollis
Opinion Editor

As the wave of H1N1 virus — commonly known as swine flu — continues to spread, Palm Beach County residents have become even more attentive to related news and ideas for prevention of the disease.

College campuses like Palm Beach Atlantic University are being singled out as potential hotbeds for the disease.

Vince Diller, director of PBA’s Health and Wellness Center, said, “We have had under ten confirmed cases of the flu but continue to treat all illnesses with the intent to minimize infection of others.”

In an e-mail sent out to students on Sept. 10, all students who exhibit symptoms are asked to notify Health and Wellness.

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Beacon Opinion: Which way do I go?

By Luther Hollis
Opinion Editor

The summer of 2009 proved to be news filled for the world. It was a dangerous summer for celebrities, as it seemed Death was lurking in every paparazzi crowd waiting for the perfect shot.

There are mixed signs that the United States and world economies are changing direction, hopefully for the better. Yet there are opinions of others that say America is headed in the wrong direction.

Many businesses reported summer turnarounds in retail sales, and the slumping housing market seemed to rise to one knee. Some things remained the same, such as the continued fiasco of Iraq and the diminishing of American power in Afghanistan.

Don’t let the door hit you…

There seemed to be apparent change of direction, good or bad, that filtered across many lives and countries all over the world. Once I noticed this summer trend of directional change, I started to inventory my own summer experience.

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