Loria Responds, Cabbies Suffer, FAU Imprisoned

Categories: Broward News
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The local personalities, egos, and public figures who swung through the news cycle this week, ranked by New Times' crack research department using a highly scientific algorithm (i.e., calculating the mean number of these you can look at before getting misty).

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5. Broward Taxi Drivers. Protest is riding the February air these days. When Yellow Cab employees in Broward went code-red over newly installed cab-tracking devices, they took the issue public. On Tuesday, drivers showed up as usual at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport but refused to take on any passengers. Reports of a sing-along and acid test are unconfirmed.

4. Stop Owlcatraz Campaigners. Campus demonstrations, sit-ins, and social-justice-speak are enough to make anyone do a doubletake here in 2013. But for all this to happen in the sun-sick apathy of South Florida... in Boca Raton, no less -- that's impressive. Since Florida Atlantic University announced last week that its stadium would be named after a world leader in locking up folks, student activists have been fighting back. Hats off.

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