As is usually the case, the mainstream media is a little slow with news this morning. Here are some of the highlights that I noticed.
A- Herald: Pembroke Pines has tip top tap water.
The city is one of five finalists at the Tap Water Taste Competition taking place in Baltimore this weekend. “We shipped some water out, and hopefully we’ll be number one,” said Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis.B- Sun-Sentinel: Video, Riviera Beach smokestacks come town.
In addition to bragging rights, the winning city will be given a $15,000 cash prize to help publicize the quality of its water.
It’s up against some tough competition: Denton, Texas; Racine, Wisc.; and Albany and Rochester, N.Y.
C- Sun-Sentinel: Start lining up.
A new Chick-fil-A eatery is opening Thursday in Davie at 15990 SW 41 St. and the first 100 adults in line that morning will receive a free one-year supply of meals from the chicken restaurant chain.D- CBS4: Julio Robaina is a first class putz.
Lines for the special Chick-fil-A 'First 100 Celebration' will officially open at 6 a.m. June 22, but the free meal cards will be distributed between 6 a.m. and 6:10 a.m. Thursday morning, according to a company statement Friday.
MIAMI (CBS4) A new poll conducted by CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald and released Sunday shows former Miami-Dade commissioner Carlos Gimenez with a commanding lead in the race to become Miami-Dade’s next mayor, drawing a sharp blast from the man who beat him in the primary election, former Hialeah mayor Julio Robaina.
“The intent of the paper to dissuade voter participation by already attempting to declare its candidate the winner is unfortunate but not surprising given the publication’s unbalanced and questionable coverage of the race to date,” Robaina said in a statement released Sunday. “It would be appropriate for the Gimenez campaign to report as in-kind contributions the free publicity and the cost of the poll on its behalf, but the value of both exceed campaign contribution limits.”
Robaina made no such offer when previous polls showed him as the front-runner in the race for mayor.