Check out what I found mildly interesting in this morning's mainstream media.
A- Herald: Video, Marlins Stadium update.
B- Herald: Life in South Florida.
A medical clinic owner and two Miami-Dade school bus drivers have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to bill the district’s health insurance for phony medical procedures in a scheme that cost taxpayers at least $1 million.C- Herald: What a waste of time.
More people will likely be arrested soon, law enforcement and schools authorities said Thursday at a press conference.
Arrested: Yasiel Reyes, 21, the owner of Operator Health Clinic and Leon Global Center, which billed the school district for care of about 100 schools employees, most of them school bus drivers. He is charged with seven counts of patient brokering, each count punishable by up to five years in prison.
Two drivers, Cynthia DaSilva, 58, and Maria Elena Mendez, 40, were arrested and accused of helping recruit patients. No other drivers have yet to be arrested as detectives comb through medical records and billing documents.
Pembroke Pines is ready to shell out partial refunds for red-light camera tickets issued prior to July 1, 2010.D- Herald: The home team.
The city is setting up a bank account with about $41,000 to refund those citations, hoping to settle a lawsuit that contends the city’s early red-light camera program was illegal.
After considering architects from around the world, Genting Malaysia Berhad decided to choose one of Miami’s own to design the $3 billion mixed-use project Resorts World Miami.E- Herald: Editorial, the Herald once again demonstrates their distaste for the hardliner position. Oops.
Genting Group Chairman and Chief Executive KT Lim announced the hiring of internationally known Arquitectonica to create the master plan during a Thursday evening reception for more than 200 business and civic leaders at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
At a time when Cuba’s masters are fighting desperately to avoid an economic and political collapse, Washington is caught up in an increasingly silly and pointless dispute over funds to promote civil society and democracy on the island. This nonsense could not come at a worse time.F- South Florida Business Journal: MIA is #1.
Sen. John Kerry has put the brakes on funding previously approved by federal lawmakers without supplying clear reasons for his actions or his intent. This is both a significant departure from the usual script involving U.S. policy toward Cuba and a surprising — and disappointing — role for the senator from Massachusetts.
Miami International Airport ranked first in the nation for international passengers boarded on U.S. airline carriers.G- WPLG: You can vote tomorrow.
Miami -- Early voting begins Saturday in the Miami-Dade County runoff election.