Here's your review of some the stories I found interesting in this morning's mainstream media.
A- Herald: But what the hell do they know? They're only scientists.
WASHINGTON -- The deadliest tornadoes in decades. Severe flooding on the Mississippi River. Drought in Texas, and heavy rains in Tennessee.B- Herald: Video, jazz in Broward County juvi court.
What's up with the weather?
Scientists say there are connections between many of the severe weather events of the past month and global warming.
C- Herald: A farmer's market opening in May in Davie?
After closing in 2008, Batten’s Strawberry Farm will be reopening to the public on Friday as a farmer’s market, giving people a chance to buy fresh fruit, veggies, and even nuts, eggs and preserves.D- Herald: Morin.
Reopening under the name Batten’s Farmers Market and Davie Agri-Tourism Center, it will also feature a petting zoo and community garden. Produce will come from nearly 175 farmers in Broward County. Eventually, the farmers market plans to add a stand where people can get smoothies and milkshakes, and allow people to pick their own strawberries once again .
E- Sun-Sentinel: Idiot.
Boca Raton officials have condemned a man's plan to shred a Quran in a downtown park on Memorial Day, but say they cannot stop the event.F- NBC Miami: Video, Computer thief gets busted after software gives him up.
City officials determined that the event does not require a permit because it is a free-speech action, Brown wrote. Rowley's initial request, to burn a Quran in the park, was denied because the city prohibits fires in parks.
Rowley, 52, has a history of forced hospitalizations and pleaded guilty in 2006 to misdemeanor charges for spray painting "666" on a mosque, three churches and a synagogue, according to court records. He is undergoing court-ordered medical treatment for schizoaffective disorder, according to court records.
G- WPLG: Lexus lanes all the way into Broward on I-95.
Miami's express lane concept is traveling north. The lanes will pick up where Miami left off, near the Golden Glades Interchange, and stretch all the way to Broward Boulevard. There will be three exits near Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Sheridan Street and Broward Boulevard.
In order to make it work, the DOT must build an extra lane on either side of Interstate 95. Cones will separate the extra lane and the high-occupancy vehicle lane for paying customers only. That leaves the rest of the interstate -- four lanes -- open to the general public.