Lots of items here for you to read and discuss this morning....
A- Palm Beach Post: FAU study says that South Florida is fat, uninsured, and that many of us have AIDS or HIV On the plus side, we're good hosts to private companies and organizations. Makes me want to stick around another 25 years.
B- Palm Beach Post: At home with St. Lucie County's "Bikini Teacher."
The bikini teacher has a monkey. And a dog. She also has three young sons, and a college degree, and a painted wooden sign on her kitchen wall that says "Wishes won't wash dishes."
And she has a name: Tiffany Shepherd. The reductive title "bikini teacher" makes it easier to judge, to make black and white what in reality is unavoidably gray. But here she is: Tiffany, a 30-year-old with her feet propped on her coffee table, offering a green grape to a monkey and talking about her kids.
C- Herald: I think the AP is about 20 years late with this "headline," In Miami, Spanish is becoming the primary language.
D- Herald: 6,000 new Americans were created in Miami Beach yesterday.
E- Herald: Almost 7 years after 9/11 and this weekend a boatload of illegal Jamaicans sailed right up the Miami River before being noticed. Feeling safer? Heckuva job, W.
F- Herald: City of Miami Police Chief Timoney gets a finger wagged at him for Lexusgate.
G- Sunpost: 570 arrests on Miami Beach over Memorial Day Weekend, down 27%.
The official word from the police department is that this Urban Beach Week “was arguably the best and most successful … over the last eight-year stretch.”
H- Miami Today: Panhandling is now illegal in downtown Miami and MBV.
I- CBS4: Might be a good time to buy a house this weekend if it's a Coldwell Banker listing.
J- WPTV: Lake Worth house has a hella roach problem. If you're freaked by these things, I'm warning you about the video that accompanies this story.
K- WPTV: South Florida teachers now relying on handouts for educational needs. But we can afford new stadiums.