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In particular, Broward & Miami-Dade County, and the cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Aventura. Trust me when I tell you, this part of Florida is NOT the Land of Lincoln. Photo in upper-left is Hallandale Beach's iconic beachball-colored Water Tower on State Road A1A, September 2008; March 2018 photo below of North Beach, looking left-to-right, looking north, HYDE Condominium, Etaru Japanese Robatayaki restaurant, and Hollywood Beach in the distance, with umbrellas. All photos by me, © Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Updated; IU, Bloomington shocked and dumbfounded by stabbing death of English professor Don Belton; hundreds brave cold to attend candlelight vigil; Michael Griffin convicted of murder, sentenced to 65 years in prison

wish YouTube Channel video: WISH-TV, Indianapolis - Hundreds attend vigil for slain IU prof outside Monroe County Courthouse. Uploaded January 1, 2010. http://youtu.be/XAEqoQSa8vg

Related article:
Hundreds attend vigil for slain IU prof

Updated: Friday, 01 Jan 2010, 6:12 PM EST
By reporter Liza Danver, editor Hyacinth Williams

Above, Indiana University Assistant Professor of English Don Belton,
Photo: courtesy of Indiana University

I first heard about this terrible incident just before the Michigan at IU basketball broadcast on ESPN Thursday afternoon, when I was checking my myriad Hoosier media sites for any last minute info.

Unfortunately, TV news-gathering is never much in evidence over holidays, and that's as true in Indy and Bloomington as much as it is here in South Florida.

It just seems so much worse in Miami because there's so clearly a higher percentage of news reporters here who seem to prefer doing "soft" stories, rather than ones that require some degree of mental acuity and resolve.

For more on what happened, please see http://justicefordonbelton.com/
IU News Room
IU community shocked, saddened by professor's death
December 29th, 2009
Read entire official statement at


wish YouTube Channel video: WISH-TV, Indianapolis - Police: Slain IU prof mentioned suspect in diary. Reporter Daniel Miller on the latests news in the slaying. Uploaded December 29, 2009. http://youtu.be/5ImX02RoVZI

1 comment:

  1. Great site! I'm a hoosier livin on old north beach in Hollywood, and can relate to your "attitude". I have a video blog of south florida which you might be interested in passing along to others. Keep up the good work, if you need an occasional "freelanceer" post from a Hollywood perspective, I can direct you to some of my "writings"...

    Link to "Life's a Coast" video blog.


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