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October 15, 2017
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LABELLE, FL. -- The Florida Second District Court of Appeal affirmed Circuit Court Judge James Sloan’s decision in the Williams Stephens, Carol Grey, and Keely Cinkota vs. Hendry County case that Hendry County did not violate the Sunshine Law regarding the zoning permissions for monkey breeding facilities in the county.

The original lawsuit was filed by the plaintiffs in 2014 in regard to the County’s allowance of non-human primate breeding facilities on agriculturally-zoned lands in Hendry County.

“We are pleased that the panel of three judges with the Second District Court of Appeal upheld Judge Sloan’s decision that Hendry County did not violate the Sunshine Law,” says Charles Chapman, County Administrator. “Hendry County continues to stand by the rights provided to our property owners contained within the language of our comprehensive plan and land development code.”

This concludes the litigation and no further appeals will be possible say county officials. The County will be seeking to recover from the plaintiffs the court costs that were incurred in the litigation.

See Southwest Florida Online's exclusive original stories on the Monkey Breeding Facilities In Hendry County and the controversy over the last several years.

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  • Bill Neville
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  • Commentary by T. W. Bill Neville

Precendent

A little over 200 days in office our President has proven to be ready, willing, and able to be a President of conflict with "PRECEDENT" as his "!!!" exclamation points serving as his method of dealing with confirmations of conflict, at the local, national and international level. This has proven to be an"ignition" point of outright indignation on behalf of the "FAKE" news agencies committed to confrontation as their mission of destiny and self-adulation Some will question why a "peon" like me should be even taking umbrage and, making much to do about what most people consider secondary to their continuing destiny. Personally, I make this judgment after being reminded by one of my sons of the examples I used to use in assessing their behavior in dealing with "bullying" situations in schools and the neighborhood. He reminded me that I had stated that you had to "CALL" the person out for what he was, a WIMP, not what he pretended to be. Once you confront the "BULLY". force it's hand, in no uncertain terms, other avenues of negotiated confrontations can be applied. After my son reminded me of the "BULLY" advice, I was reminded of the story of the man answering an ad with a Mule for sale, and getting all the details, he bought the mule. The next day he harnessed the mule to take him into town, but couldn't get the mule to move. So called the owner and complained that the mule wouldn't move. The owner said all he had to was get a sturdy piece of a 2X4 about 4 ft. long, give the mule a command and, if he didn't move, whack him on the nose.The buyer replied he thought that was cruel and couldn't see what good that would do.The owner said that yes, at first, it seemed cruel, but "FIRST" you have to get the MULE and PEOPLES attention before you can get them to "MOVE!!"
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The Way Back Machine - News Archives
Look Back To 1999 Or Later Editions Of The Sunday Morning News

LABELLE, FL. --  Looking for a Sunday Morning News internet page from a decage ago? You can find many archived web pages from the past at the "Way Back Machine", a feature of Archive.org, keeping for posterity webpages from the past.

The Sunday Morning News is archived as far back at February 1999, and includes over 100 weekly editions of the Hendry and Glades area news pages.   Most of the important editions of the Sunday Morning News/Southwest Florida Online pages can be found at the archive.

The "Way Back Machine" can search for any web address, just type it in and see what the web page looked like in the past.

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://members.aol.com/kq4ym/news.html   - Sunday Morning News "Way Back" Archive from 1999 


Over Three Million Views To LaBelle's Live Video Webcast

LABELLE, FL. -- Don Browne has been publicizing LaBelle and Hendry-Glades county for over 14 years though his Southwest Florida Online web pages featuring news and information about the Hendry-Glades-Lake Okeechobee region. 

A live web camera page has added a new twist to social networking while promoting the Hendry county area. In mid-November 2007 through 2010 the live video cast began to spread the word around the world about Southwest Florida, and the LaBelle/Hendry/Glades county area. In February 2009 a 3-D video camera was added.

A "featured producer" on the former Justin.TV, Don broadcast primarily on the weekends and his broadcast page had 10,000 to 20,000 viewers pass through each hour that he was broadcasting live. In October 2010, over 1,000,000 new viewers visited LaBelle online. 

LaBelle's "lifecasting" video page attracted viewers from all around the world, even a surprise visit from a French man who was climbing Mournt Everest, the world's highest mountain.  A map on the webcast's page showed from where the visitors were coming.

Today, newer technology has arrived for live webcam broadcasting including Google's "Hangouts On The Air" which incorporates live YouTube broadcasting. Don has been making live webcast in recent months with up to 10 simultaneous webcasters broadcasting live on his YouTube channel. One of the test broadcasts from 2012 is a 4 hour long YouTube Live broadcasts with 10 people.
 
Stories written about LaBelle's live webcast:

USA Today - Article On Live Video Broadcasting mentioning Don Browne

Orlando,(Fl.) Sentinel YouTube Video About Don Browne and Florida's Live Video Bloggers

Indianapolis (In.) Star - Article About Don Browne And Live Video (Iink maybe outdated)

How To Watch Free Streaming Sports and TV channels worldwide

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