There's some good stories out there in this morning's mainstream media. Here's some of them...
A- Sun-Sentinel: Don't have an accident in Davie.
Yet Davie on Wednesday is set to give final approval to a measure that would bill at-fault residents and out-of-towners an estimated $840 for costs associated with responding to car accidents. If it can't be determined who is at fault, all parties would be billed.
"It is a cost recovery fee for people who are creating havoc on our highways," Councilwoman Susan Starkey said on Monday.
If approved, Davie would become the first municipality in South Florida to charge such a fee.
B- Sun-Sentinel: What about those water restrictions?
Another round of dumping Lake Okeechobee water into the sea continues today as the Army Corps of Engineers tries to ease the strain on the lake's dike.
This will be the third round of releases since August, when Tropical Storm Fay and the rains that followed boosted the lake from historic lows to the upper end of the range set to protect the dike.
C- Herald: Ricky resists the temptation to burn one down.
Williams, in the NFL's substance-abuse program since 2002 and having tested positive four times, said Monday he was briefly tempted to smoke marijuana while the Dolphins had their bye weekend.
Williams said the extra free time was the primary reason for the temptation.
''Most definitely,'' Williams said. 'It's greater because, like, Thursday, coach told us we had Friday off, so automatically your mind, which is so constrained since training camp began -- every day is a grind, it's a grind, it's a grind -- and then Coach says `you're free.' And the mind says, `I'm free, what can I do?'
And the natural answer, of course, is "Smoke some weed."
D- Herald: Your only in South Florida story of the day.
ISLAMORADA -- Greg LeNoir watched in horror as the shark's mouth opened wide, chomping a large set of teeth on his beloved 14-pound dog, Jake.
''Noooooo,'' LeNoir shrieked, fearing the worst.
But the case of the rat terrier vs. the shark has a happy ending.
''Jake's doing great,'' LeNoir's brother, Phillip, said Monday. ``And I still can't believe my brother jumped in the water and punched a shark.''
E- South Florida Business Journal: Buy coffee at 7-11, vote for President.
Convenience store chain 7-Eleven Inc. is once again rolling out its 7-Election presidential coffee cup poll.
7-Eleven coffee drinkers voice their pick for U.S. president in the informal poll by simply pouring their coffee into a red cup if they intend on voting for Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., or into a blue cup for Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.
The stores’ polls open Wednesday and run through Nov. 4. Undecided voters can simply choose an unmarked 7-Eleven cup for their morning Joe. 7-Eleven stores also are offering bipartisan red, white and blue Big Gulp cups for consumers.
F- TCPalm: And you thought things were weird in Miami.
STUART — Deputies are searching for a group of women last seen wearing suspenders without bras or shirts on underneath them who robbed an 18-year-old on his way to work, according to a Martin County Sheriff’s Office report.
Olmer Morales of the 5300 block of Southeast Driftwood Avenue was riding his bike to work early Saturday morning when a heavy-set blonde haired woman wearing a white long sleeved shirt and overalls stopped him and grabbed the handle bars to his bike on the corner of Southeast Ebbtide Avenue and Southeast Salerno Street, according to the report.
Once the woman stopped him, four thin blonde haired women wearing overalls with no shirts and no bras surrounded him and stole the $100 in his back pocket, Morales told deputies according to the report.
Republicans are hoping police don't catch up with these women until after the election.
G- NBC6: Dumpster baby.
MIAMI -- A newborn boy is safe after being found in a trash bin in Miami.
Authorities said the child was apparently only an hour or so old. He was found in a trash bin Monday night when a janitor taking out the trash heard the baby crying.
Rescue officials said the janitor was discarding garbage outside a building at 9100 N. Kendall Drive when he heard a cry and determined that it was coming from the Dumpster. The janitor determined it sounded like a baby, and flagged down help. A firefighter went inside the Dumpster and brought out the baby boy who still had the umbilical cord and placenta attached.