Here's what I found mildly interesting in this morning's mainstream media.
A- Herald: Video, Hialeah Racetrack gets ready to open again.
B- Sun-Sentinel: Likes the 3 hots and a cot.
FORT LAUDERDALE - Unable to find a legal place to live, a convicted sex offender went to a Broward judge to ask for more time behind bars.C- Sun-Sentinel: Chan Lowe.
Wednesday was the second time Raphael Marquez, 38, had made such a request.
The first time, back in June, Marquez went before Broward Circuit Judge Marc Gold just 10 days after being released from a seven-year prison sentence for sexual battery on a minor. He asked Gold to convert two years of house arrest to six months in jail.
Set to leave jail Saturday, Marquez went to Gold again Wednesday, this time to ask for a year in prison instead of 18 years of probation.
This time Gold refused, saying he was troubled by the laws that leave sex offenders with virtually nowhere to go, but he would have no authority to send Marquez back to prison without an actual probation violation.
"I have no sympathy for the crime, but this is troubling to the court to throw someone out on the streets," Gold said.
Marquez looked dejected, arms folded across his lap, head hanging.
D- Palm Beach Post: How about MIA and FLL?
Passengers will no longer have to dig through their luggage for cash or a credit card to get out of the parking garage at Palm Beach International Airport.E- South Florida Business Journal: This sounds smart.
They will soon be able to use their SunPass accounts to instantly pay their parking bill.
Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones has sought private investors, including boxing promoter Don King, to partner with the city in creating a destination on Virginia Key that would help to pay for operations of a planned museum.F- CBS4: Arrest for thought.
Don King met over the summer with officials of the Virginia Key Park Trust and a Spence-Jones staffer to discuss the Key, which was once a black-only beach.
The idea of developing a hotel came up, but the suggestion never got past the idea stage, said David Shorter, the trust’s executive director.
LOS ANGELES (CBS4) ― A partner in Miami Beach's 8 Oz. Burger Bar restaurant and other restaurant businesses in Los Angeles is accused in connection with the death of an unborn baby.G- CBS4: Video, Broward has world's largest rubber band ball.
The Los Angeles Police Department arrested 37-year-old Joshua Woodward after they investigated the "suspicious circumstances of a miscarriage" according to a press release put out by them. Officials believe Woodward was the biological father of his girlfriend's unborn baby.
H- WPLG: Video, woman living in car outside her Miramar home.