It's a slow news Monday, folks. Here's about all I could dig up.
A- Herald: More Rothstein crap for sale.
On Wednesday, Rothstein’s collection will be made available to the highest bidder in a Treasury Department auction of his estate, held at the Broward County Convention Center, with the proceeds going to the people he bilked. The auction follows last year’s sell-off of Rothstein’s cars and boats that raised $5.6 million. There is also an ongoing effort to sell his various homes.B- Herald: Video, Versailles celebrates 40 years.
But like a lot of things Rothstein-related, the watch collection may not be all that it seemed. Those seven watches he boasted were worth a million bucks? Not really.
The array of wristwear also includes an Audemars Piguet model made “especially” for Arnold Schwarzenegger, and a diamond-studded Chopard, apparently one of 200 crafted for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
But the man whose Fort Lauderdale home had his and hers gold toilet seats also had a thing for the garish, including watches that resembled a wrist-born disco ball. There is a Corum watch whose face is adorned by a flaming skull, and a stainless steel Azimuth designed to look like its namesake, Mr. Roboto.
“He spent money like a drunken sailor,’’ said William Scherer, a lawyer who represents the victims. “And didn’t make any good investments.”
C- Herald: Pretty much says it all.
Standing before a luggage scale at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Rita Coskey was not happy with Spirit Airlines.D- Palm Beach Post: Video, life in South Florida..
As she struggled to lighten her overweight suitcase — and avoid total baggage fees of $63 — the 25-year-old New Yorker renewed her vow to avoid the low-fare, fee-intensive airline for future travel.
“I remember saying the same thing, I’ll never fly them again,” Coskey said. “When I saw it was cheap, I forgot all that.”
Certainly no one was visiting Jeffrey Herr's house after the gator designed to crawl up to his front door. As deputies set up a perimeter in the neighborhood, Bryan Mudd, an alligator control agent with the Division of Fish and Wildlife went to work. He crept up behind the gator and snagged him with a leash. Mudd, who's been with the state about a year, said he ran right out of his flip flops. So neighbors gasped as Mudd placed his barefoot on the gators mouth to close it.E-Palm Beach Post: Einsteins at work.
MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say a man struck a woman in the face and then jumped into the Indian River to elude police after a fight over the outcome of the Casey Anthony trial.F- CBS4: Video, sea turtle returns to sea in Islamorada.
Melbourne Beach police arrived at the city's pier late Saturday after a fight broke out among fishermen. The suspect, 42-year-old Robert Hakimoglu, jumped into the water after police asked him to stop.
Sgt. Rick Dovale says an argument started as they discussed the Anthony trial. The Orlando woman was found not guilty last week in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.
According to officers, Hakimoglu agreed with the jury's decision and said he would like to meet Anthony and "maybe have kids with her."