The big news today is the death of George Carlin. Here's some mainstream media stories I rounded up for you...
A- Herald: Comedian George Carlin is dead.
B- Sun-Sentinel: You now have to watch a video and sign a waiver if you want to ride any of Broward County's bike trails.
The bike trails managed by the county's Parks and Recreation Division — at Markham Park in Sunrise and Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach — have begun requiring all patrons to watch a 5-minute safety video and sign a liability waiver. They then receive a laminated card confirming they have a signed waiver on file at the park office.
Toni Peyton, the division's safety manager, said county attorneys recommended the waivers because of "about five" lawsuits filed in recent years by patrons who said they were injured at the trails.
C- Sun-Sentinel: Marlins attendance drops.
Armed with the lowest payrolls in Major League Baseball, the Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays resume the Citrus Series on Tuesday at Dolphin Stadium with winning records.
Florida's two baseball teams share some striking similarities: Both are in second place in their divisions. Both are seeing increased TV ratings and merchandise sales. Both hold Saturday night concerts to lure fans.
But while the Rays are capitalizing on their newfound success and seeing attendance rise, the Marlins rank last and are averaging fewer fans a game this year than last, despite pitching what some call the best value for your entertainment dollar.
Average ticket sales through 36 games have dropped 19.4 percent, from 18,355 to 14,795 a game.
All the more reason to build a new stadium!!
D- Sun-Sentinel: For this guy, life came down to two singles.
A 16-year-old drug dealer shot and killed a customer for shortchanging him $2 during a marijuana deal, Sunrise police said Sunday.
E- WSVN: Drag racing may be the cause of Rickenbacker motorcycle accident.