Running short of time this morning so just a couple things for you from this morning's mainstream media.
A- Herald: Casinos on Miami beach and in downtown Miami?
The developer of a massive project in downtown Miami is quietly considering a campaign to amend Florida's Constitution to allow Las Vegas-style casinos in the city and open the door for a similar casino at Miami Beach's famed Fontainebleau Hotel.
B- Herald: Editorial, let the debate happen.
The debate represents a chance for Americans to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates without the filtering lenses of ads, pundits, media or campaign staffs.
Americans need to see and hear for themselves how each man would handle the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, what ideas they have for dealing with Iran and Russia, how they would tackle the Middle East conundrum, what their Latin America policies entail. Although the theme of Friday night's debate is foreign policy, a discussion of the candidates' approach to solving the financial crisis surely will be explored.
C- Sun-Sentinel: The ocean laps over A1A in Fort Lauderdale.
After high waves pounded Fort Lauderdale beach and reached State Road A1A on Thursday night, a four-block section of the road was closed to traffic. Chunks of seaweed made it to the street, clogging some flood drains, authorities said.
Northbound lanes were closed from the 1300 block to the 1700 block of A1A, city police spokeswoman Detective Kathy Collins said. One lane was reopened, but it was unknown when the second lane, closer to the ocean, would be passable.
D- Sun-Sentinel: I wonder if she'll get the boot.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - A St. Lucie County firefighter who allegedly took a Melbourne man's severed foot from the scene of a traffic accident last week is under investigation, Fire Chief Ron Parrish announced Thursday.
Parrish said the incident calls into question "The public's trust in our responsibility and commitment to provide emergency care to our citizens. It's an extremely serious matter, and one I find personally disturbing. This is a very serious allegation, and we have an obligation to the public and those involved to investigate it thoroughly."
E- CBS4: Video, Miami-Dade judge gets no respect.