New reward offered in crocodile case

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The HSUS Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for killing an endangered American crocodile on the University of Miami campus on Oct. 1.

American crocodiles are listed as an endangered species under Florida state law and as a federally threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Killing an endangered animal is punishable as a third-degree felony with penalties up to five years in prison and fines up to $5,000.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922.

UM alum in film festival

University of Miami alumnus Brett Golov produced and acted in the independent film, Patsy, which is playing at Cinema Paradiso as part of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival this Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Golov graduated from the School of Communication as a film and theater major in 1992, and currently resides in Palm Beach County, which is where Patsy was filmed in 2006.

UM Law HOPE auction

UM Law HOPE, a public interest law group, will hold its 10th annual auction on Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. Visitors will have the chance to win dining and vacation packages, artwork, cultural and athletic tickets and more. Proceeds will benefit public interest and pro-bono opportunities through the organization. The event will take place at the Lowe Art Museum.

Theatre presents ‘Firebird’

The Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida launches its 2008-2009 season Oct. 19 with Vladimir Issaev’s version of Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird, at the Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center for Performing Arts.

The ballet tells the tale of a magical firebird that helps a heroic prince rescue a beautiful princess from Katscheii, a sinister force of evil.

Tickets are $25 and are available through the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office or through the Broward Center’s live online ticketing at