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Feds halt cyanide traps in Idaho


The announcement came two weeks after 19 conservation groups filed a petition seeking the cyanide traps’ ban in Idaho. The petition said that the device that Mansfield found was planted on federal land within one-quarter mile of three homes, and it noted ...


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The Broward School Board on Friday got two new members: an educational consultant and a real estate agentEnding two weeks of speculation, GovRick Scott appointed Katherine Leach, 39, of Fort Lauderdale, and Donna Korn, 40, of Davie, to fill the seats vacated by Jennifer Gottlieb and Dave Thomas, who both abruptly resigned earlier this month, citing family reasonsLeach is a consultant at Nova Southeastern University who trains school districts to work with children who have autismKorn is a real estate agentThe appointments to the non-partisan board were effective until Nov19, 2012Both women said Scott called them Friday afternoon with news of their appointmentsLeach said she was "deeply humbled" by her selection, while Korn said she was "pleasantly surprised." Scott, a strong proponent of school choice programs, was expected to shake up the board with his appointmentsFor a vacant superintendent slot in Gulf County, he had selected James Norton, a senior vice president at Vison Bank, citing his experience in "private business." But in Leach and Korn, Scott didn't select Republican firebrandsLeach said she has been a Republican since she could register to vote, but her career has been in educationShe was a teacher in Broward and Los Angeles before working for Nova, and has two young children in the school districtShe serves on the district's Facilities Task ForceShe replaces Gottlieb in one of the board's two countywide seatsLeach said she still plans to run in 2012 against Maureen Dinnen for the District 3 seat, which includes Fort LauderdaleShe acknowledged that could be awkward, but said she's not a "negative person" and wouldn't use her seat to go after Dinnen during the electionKorn said she only became a Republican last year and her political beliefs aren't rooted in one partyAs a real estate agent for about 15 years, she said one of her priorities is increasing the involvement of the "business community in our schools." She has three young children attending Broward schoolsvar adSkipCounter = 0; Korn, who also has been a teacher, replaces Thomas as the representative for District 4, which covers northwestern BrowardKorn lives in District 6, but said she will "quickly reach out" to District 4 residentsShe had applied to be Broward's superintendent, but said she already has withdrawn her nameLeach and Korn will have their first School Board meeting at 1:30 p.mMonday, a workshop in which the board will go over semi-finalists for the superintendent positionBoard member Patricia Good, who was elected last year, said she "looks forward to working with them and the rest of the board." The appointments are the latest in a series of changes that have altered the highest levels of leadership in the districtFormer Superintendent Jim Notter resigned June 30, citing a growing political hostility to public educationGottlieb and Thomas resigned within two days of each other earlier this monthThomas cited the health problems of his wife, a two-time cancer surivorGottlieb, in a letter to the governor, said she wanted to spend time with her familyTwo former board members were removed from office in scandals during the past two yearsBeverly Gallagher is serving three years in federal prison after she was arrested by the FBI in September 2009 for taking bribesStephanie Kraft also was removed after being arrested in October by state authoritiesShe pleaded not guilty to bribery and is awaiting trialKorn ran against Gallagher and lost in 2000cdfitzpatrick@tribune.com or 954-356-4527 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-f', container: 'taboola-below-article-thumbnails---archives', placement: 'Below Article Thumbnails - Archives', target_type: 'mix' }); MORE:Can Bosh, Wade break out of their funk?Do nicknames on jerseys go against Heat "sacrifice" mantra?Does Wade retain edge on Stephenson?Do Heat appreciate magnitude of Game 5?Could Heat find value in NBA free agency?Would Heat give Peace a chance? if(navigator.userAgent.indexOf("MSIE") >= 0){ setTimeout(function() { //Fixed IE issue- Ref Bug 17996 var openxframe= frames["openxi-339767"].document; openxframe.open(); openxframe.write('if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "339767" });'); window.openxframe.close();; },200); }else{ var openxframe= frames["openxi-339767"].document; openxframe.open(); openxframe.write('if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "339767" });'); window.openxframe.close();; } Related ArticlesBroward School Board appoints interim counsel, considers...January 11, 2011Gottlieb, Williams Elected New Broward School Board...November 17, 2009GovRick Scott appoints two new members to Broward School...August 26, 2011Broward School Board member to resignOctober 30, 2013Broward School Board MembersAugust 5, 2007Index by Keyword|Index by Date|Privacy Policy|

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