Here what I found interesting in this morning's news.
A- Herald: Heat lose, but then you already knew that.
Some heavy lifting remains, and right now one man, Wade, is doing most of it and the other, James, is being carried by his older teammate.B- Herald: Still looking out for the interests of Floridians.
Miami has succeeded all season because Wade and James have meshed as equal partners, but right now, there isn’t a lot of equality in terms of scoring contribution. The senior partner Wade is doing his share and more.
It is time for LeBron James to step up.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida already leads a lawsuit challenging the federal healthcare law, but state officials are going a step further and ignoring the law almost entirely — rejecting millions of federal dollars to provide healthcare for retirees, seniors, children and people with disabilities.C- Herald: Classy.
So far this year, Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-led Legislature have returned or refused to spend at least $19 million in federal dollars associated with implementing the healthcare law.
“Like a lot of other states, Florida is involved in the lawsuit itself, but there’s a big difference,” said Eddie Vale, a spokesperson for the Washington-D.C.-based nonprofit Know Your Care, established to educate people about the federal law. “While other states are suing, they are still going ahead with passing regulations that are necessary, working with Health and Human Services where necessary to bring the benefits of the federal healthcare law to their residents.”
Touting $9 fares that are “just too hard to resist,” Spirit announced “The Weiner Sale” on its company website and in promotional e-mails. The emails featured a photo of a hot dog, along with the subject line: “Want To See Our Weiner?”D- Herald: So long.
At no point did Spirit’s announcement specifically mention Congressman Weiner and his crotch-photo sex scandal — the company didn’t need to. For those who’ve been following Weiner’s downfall, the references were loud and clear.
“Hurry to book now,” the Spirit website read. “Before this sale gets hacked.”
Asked via e-mail why the airline decided to enter the Weiner controversy, Spirit Corporate Communications Director Misty Pinson would only respond, “ We can confirm with certitude that the photo is in fact our weiner. The ad is ours, and we sent it.”
Nearly eight years after bringing the “Bam!” to South Florida, Emeril Lagasse will close his restaurant at the Loews Miami Beach.E- Herald: Morin.
In a joint press release issued Tuesday by Loews Hotels and Lagasse’s corporate office, the companies said they had made a mutual decision not to renew the restaurant’s lease in the ground floor of the hotel at 1601 Collins Ave. The last meal will be served on Aug. 7.
F- Palm Beach Post: Life in South Florida.
Aching to hunt an alligator? The remaining permits for the annual alligator harvest go on sale this morning at 10 a.m. and are available on a first-come, first-served basis until noon June 13.G- TC Palm: Trafficking in deodorant?
A permit allows you to harvest two alligators in a designated area, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
FORT PIERCE -- A Fort Pierce supermarket is crying foul after a bizarre shoplifting incident. Police are looking for two women who they say raided the shelves of the Winn Dixie supermarket on U.S. Highway 1.H- WSVN: Coming Friday.
They’re asking for the public's help to catch up with the bandits who made off with a rather odd load of loot.
The two women, 35 to 45 years old, one dressed in a hot pink top and the other in a brown T-shirt, committed the crime right in the middle of Winn Dixie’s aisle 11. Fort Pierce police say they unloaded 75 sticks of Gillette men’s and Secret women’s deodorant into their purses.
"They just blatantly walk into this aisle and just empty a row of deodorant," explained Fort Pierce Police Detective David Cuti. "I doubt 75 bars of deodorant were for personal use."
The world's most largest and most fuel efficient passenger airplane is scheduled to land at Miami International Airport on Friday. Officials say its arrival will bring prestige, increased passengers and more tourist dollars to South Florida. "That means more tourists, that means more business people, that means more people spending money and doing things that help our economy," said Henderson.
MIA is one of five US airports to boast an Airbus A380 to its fleet--the first in the southeast. So far, they have a 90 percent occupancy, which means more than 100 extra passengers on board, per flight, per day. "Families are starting to travel again, Europeans are traveling back again," said Ashutosh Kaul of Lufthansa Airlines.