Here's a few things I found interesting in this morning's mainstream media.
A- Sun-Sentinel: Michael Mayo recaps the year's most memorable stories.
This is how I'll remember 2008.B- Sun-Sentinel: Just remember: it's not the breed, it's the owner.
Five people were attacked by a pit bull that suddenly became aggressive early this morning just west of Boca Raton.C- Sun-Sentinel: Hyde, with win today Sparano is Coach of the Year.
One man and three women were taken to Boca Raton Community Hospital with minor injuries. The owner of the dog, who was also attacked, refused medical care, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office reported.
Catalina Medina was walking her poodle in the 5600 block of Pacific Boulevard when Julia Reichardt approached with her pit bull on a leash.
When the pit bull became aware of the smaller dog, it suddenly became so aggressive that Reichardt had trouble holding the dog back, the report said.
Concerned about a possible attack, Medina threw herself on top of her poodle. The pit bull broke away from its owner and attacked Medina and her dog, the report said.
Reichardt tried to intervene but the pit bull turned on her and bit her.
Three people who were in the area tried to stop the attack but were also bitten by the dog, the report said.
Each day three things come across his desk that he didn't expect or ever see before, like last Sunday in Kansas City when he feared his team was thinking too much about the 10-degree weather.D- Herald: Hurricanes lose their bowl game and....whatever.
So you know what Sparano did? Linebacker Joey Porter huddled the team just before kickoff, as he does before every game, and began yelling and jumping and cursing and ...
"Then Tony jumps in the middle and pushes Joey out," receiver Brandon London said. "It was like he wanted to show how much he was into this. He started chest-bumping everyone. And yelling. And dancing. Tony!
After winning five games in a row to carry them into late November, the Hurricanes fizzled in their last three, including Saturday's 24-17 heart-pounding loss to California in the Emerald Bowl.E- Herald: Video, The Miami Herald's Top Pictures of 2008.
F- Herald: More violence at the Metropolis.
Two men are stabbed outside a Miami nightclub with a history of violence.G- Herald: Powerball is coming.
Two parking lot attendants were stabbed trying to break up a fight outside a sprawling downtown Miami nightclub early Saturday morning, police said.
The men were stabbed shortly before 5:30 a.m. at Metropolis Downtown, 950 NE Second Ave. Miami Fire Rescue took them to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where one was in critical condition Saturday afternoon. Police were looking for their three attackers.
Odds of dying in a freak fireworks accident: 1 in 954,786. Of being attacked by a shark: one in eight million.H- TC Palm: That's a lot of underwear.
And when Florida joins Powerball next week, the already tough odds of hitting the multistate jackpot will increase to 1 in 198 million.
But, bad economy be damned, lottery experts are betting that Powerball's big-money appeal will get thousands of Floridians to plop down their ''discretionary dollars'' for a chance to win.
Powerball tickets go on sale in Florida Jan. 4, and the first drawing is Jan. 7 from Powerball's new digs at Universal Studios. The drawings are moving to Orlando after a 16-year run in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Thieves shoplifted almost $29,000 in bras and panties from two Victoria's Secret stores on the Treasure Coast this year..
Most of the amount was stolen in just a handful of incidents, including a grab of more than $12,000 in merchandise from the Indian River Mall store on Nov. 30. And in February, the location at the Treasure Coast Square mall in Jensen Beach had more than $5,200 worth of merchandise stolen, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office.
"It's probably the work of professional thieves," said Chris McGoey, a Los Angeles-based retail theft expert. "Victoria's Secret isn't exclusively being targeted, but you probably have a team of thieves who travel from state to state and they've targeted Victoria's Secret because they know how the stores are staffed."