Lots and lots of things for your Cooler this morning including a big delay for international travelers at MIA last night.
A- Herald: Hopefully they'll be wearing bulletproof vests and Tea Party detectors.
Starting Saturday, 600,000 Census enumerators will fan out across the country to knock on the doors of the 28 percent of U.S. households that received questionnaires but didn't mail them back.B- Herald: They'll be back.
A controversial proposal to move the Urban Development Boundary was abruptly withdrawn by the developer Wednesday, amid concerns that the measure lacked sufficient support to win the Miami-Dade County Commission's approval.C- Herald: This has "Burger Beast" written all over it.
Ferro Investment Group, a privately owned firm in Miami Lakes, wanted to move the development boundary farther west in southwestern Miami-Dade County to open up nearly 10 acres for the construction of retail stores and offices.
But the proposal encountered stiff resistance from county and state planners, largely because there is already an adequate supply of vacant, developable commercial land in the county. County planners estimate that it will be more than 15 years before Miami-Dade's supply of commercial land is depleted.
IHOP's Pancake Stackers consist of a crustless cheesecake filling surrounded by two buttermilk pancakes and topped with a strawberry, blueberry or cinnamon apple compote and whipped topping. Pancake Stackers are available a la carte or with a combo meal, which adds eggs, hash browns and a choice of bacon, pork sausage links and ham to the tally.D- Herald: Morin.
And yes, the meal can be a diet buster.
The Glendale, Calif.-based company did not provide nutritional information for Pancake Stackers by themselves. But the company said the regular combo meal -- which includes Pancake Stackers with strawberries, two eggs, bacon and hash browns -- runs 1,250 calories.
That meal is more than double KFC's Double Down chicken sandwich -- which weighs in at 540 calories -- and at least half the total calories many adults should eat all day. It also packs 2,750 milligrams of sodium. The Institute of Medicine recommends that adults not exceed 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day.
E- Sun-Sentinel: This is news?
Referees caught Stranahan flag football coach Bennett Wyche on Tuesday pulling the flag of a Western High player headed for the end zone.F- Sun-Sentinel: Video, it's all about the kids with Broward teachers.
What Wyche didn't know was that a spectator's camera caught him in the act as well.
G- Sun-Sentinel: Chan Lowe.
H- Palm Beach Post: It's because they're all about less government intrusion.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida's Republican-dominated legislature is poised to pass a bill that would force any pregnant woman considering an abortion to first have an ultrasound - and pay for it - even if she was raped.I- Palm Beach Post: Celine Dion's personal water park.
The measure, if signed by Gov. Charlie Crist, would result in one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation. It also would require a woman to view the ultrasound unless she signs a form saying she was not coerced into having the abortion.
Opponents say that even then, the bill may require women to hear a medical professional's description of the fetus from that ultrasound before having an abortion unless they can prove they have been raped, are a victim of domestic violence or became pregnant under other extreme circumstances.
J- CBS4: Video, And you thought baggage claim sucked at MIA.
K- CBS4- Video, the dangers of Craigslist.
L- WPLG: The other part of the story.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A South Florida man is accusing a Fort Lauderdale police officer of arresting him because he threatened to file a complaint against the officer..
A cell phone video taken by Brennen Hamilton's wife shows Hamilton asking Fort Lauderdale police Officer Jeff Overcash for his name and badge number. Overcash handcuffed Hamilton and carted him off to jail on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Fort Lauderdale police said there was more to the story. They said Hamilton was taken to jail because of his disorderly behavior during his first run-in with the officer.
"No, he wasn't arrested because he wanted to file a complaint," said Sgt. Frank Sousa, of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. "He was given a warning prior to being placed into custody, prior to that happening, if he came back he would face arrest."
The misdemeanor charges filed against Hamilton are violations of the city of Fort Lauderdale's ordinance, not state charges.
Hamilton has faced a disorderly conduct charge before, but the charge was dropped. Cohen said that in that case, too, Hamilton was charged because he asked another officer for his name and badge number so he could file a complaint.