A $155K dog is the talk of SoFla mainstream media, if you can believe it. Details below, of course.
A- Sun-Sentinel: The hazards of living in South Florida.
LAKE WORTH - A man hired to clean around Lake Osborne in John Prince Memorial Park suffered injuries to his hand after he was attacked by an alligator this afternoon, authorities said.B- Sun-Sentinel: So did FPL make money or lose money? Which one is it?
The victim, Raymundo Velasco, 49, of Lake Worth, is in stable condition at Delray Medical Center. He was bitten on the left hand, on the index and middle fingers, said Investigator Jon Garzaniti of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, who spoke outside the hospital today.
Velasco was reaching into the lake to pick up a plastic container when the alligator bit him. He was able to fight off the alligator and get back on shore.
Despite the recession, FPL Group's profit soared 82 percent in the fourth quarter, Florida's largest utility said Tuesday.C- Sun-Sentinel: Chan Lowe.
Juno Beach-based FPL Group, parent company of Florida Power & Light, reported that net income for the October-through-December quarter increased from $224 million, or 56 cents per share, in 2007 to $408 million, or $1.01 per share, last year. Annual profit increased 25 percent, from $1.31 billion in 2007 to $1.64 billion last year.
FPL attributed the profit boost to its alternative energy arm, NextEra Energy. NextEra more than tripled its quarterly net income from $72 million in 2007 to $265 million last year as hedging contracts gained in value and expansion projects increased wind power capacity by about 1,300 megawatts.
The financial news was dim for Florida Power & Light amid "an unprecedented Florida economic downturn," FPL Group President Lew Hay III said. The power company, which has 4.5 million customers, reported a 13 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings, from $173 million to $151 million, and its annual profit decreased almost 6 percent, from $836 million to $789 million.
D- Herald: Video, Palm Beach couple pays $155K for a cloned dog.
E- NBC6: Only in South Florida is it worth noting that drivers stop after running over people.
MIAMI -- An 80-year-old man was killed Tuesday after he was struck by a car while waiting for a bus.F- WPLG: Slideshow, sketches of the new Marlins stadium.
Police said the man was hit after the driver of the car made a u-turn on Southwest 8th Street and 29th Avenue in Little Havana.
The driver stopped after hitting the man, however its unclear if any charges will be filed.