Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Barry’s Buzz – Nov. 10, 2011

Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled alleged sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.
Naming Rights for the FAU Football stadium are in negotiations.
The Boca Bridge hotel has worked out a bankruptcy agreement to avoid foreclosure.
WPEC TV CBS news 12 which has been on the sales block for the past year, has been sold by Freedom Broadcasting to Sinclair Broadcast Group which owns and operates 65 stations throughout the U.S. and recently took over a 3 station West Palm Beach Group.
County tax payers got sticker shock when they found their tax bills had increased despite decreased property values due to sleight of hand manipulation of millage rates by some governments.
Money talks in County September real estate transactions with 60% of buyers paying cash. Real Estate pros cash buyers will continue to dominate until banks start making mortgages available again.
Dr. Conrad Murray found guilty and was paid $150,000.00 per month to look after Michael Jackson.
Dippin' Dots, maker of the frozen treat popular with kids, has filed for bankruptcy protection.
Construction starts Nov. 8 on widened HOV lanes in Broward County.
After out hammering out the details, the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library were expected to ceremoniously present the city with their $250,000 gift for new downtown library at the City Council workshop meeting Nov. 7.
Please take time tomorrow to remember our Veterans by attending a service. Schools are closed so take them with you and drive safely. Thanks to Burt Richards for accomplishing this goal.
Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on with Derek Postin, head of the Grand New Party, Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson, Sun Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy and FAU athletic director Craig Angelos. Tune in to win free movie tickets to the Cinemark, Movies of Delray & Movies of Lake Worth.
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace are: J. Edgar, Jack and Jill, and Immortals. Movies of Delray and Lake Worth opens J. Edgar and Anonymous. Lake Worth also opens Happy Happy.
Is 11/11/11 at 11:11 a.m. and p.m. significant for you? Marriages tomorrow are easy to remember.
The American Health Society and the United States Marine Corps League sponsors the SALUTE TO VETERANS Luncheon, Nov. 11, This patriotic event will include remarks by U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch and a special reading by award-winning soldier-poet Brian Turner, whose appearance is courtesy of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. The cost is $40 per person. RSVP to 561.361.9091.
Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis classic will be Nov. 11-13 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center and Boca Raton Resort & Club. Call 561.394.2400 or visit
The Luxury Chamber Network event will be Monday, Nov. 14 at Shula’s steak house on the beach. Go to for information and reservations.
Former CBS News anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent Dan Rather will speak at the Major Gifts event of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Dec.1 at St. Andrews Country Club in West Boca. Rather will address donors who donated a minimum of $10,000 combined gift to the 2012 UJA/Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Annual Campaign. Tickets to the event are $125
Temple Beth Shira plans its annual fundraiser Sat. Jan. 14 at Spanish River High School Ultimate Elton John & Billy Joel with two amazing tribute bands in one spectacular evening. For info, call 561-912-1453.
The U.S. Holocaust Museum luncheon at Boca West Country Club, on Jan. 30 features John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Miami Division,, Federal Bureau of Investigation and special guest Joshua Bolten, Former White House Chief of Staff and Vice Chairman of the USHM Council. You can reserve tickets at 561.995.6773 or email
The 6th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA, March 7th 18th, 2012 are on sale and can be purchased via or 866-571-ARTS.

Barry Epstein, APR, Senior Vice President of Regan Communications Group, (, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is the president of the Luxury Chamber of Commerce (, and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce (, with a weekly internet television show on His websites are and and is now a division of His email is or and his blog is on the Sun-Sentinel Jewish Journal web site: You can friend him on Face book at or follow him on Twitter @cme4pr. Fax items for the column to 561.451.0000 or email to:

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