I managed to put together a pretty good Cooler for you this morning. Enjoy!
A- Herald: But this is all in keeping for smaller government and less taxes...that's what's important.
MIAMI -- The federal government's systems for analyzing Medicare and Medicaid data for possible fraud are inadequate and underused, making it more difficult to detect the billions of dollars in fraudulent claims paid out each year, according to a report released Tuesday.B- Sun-Sentinel: Extra crispy or original recipe?
The Government Accountability Office report said the systems don't even include Medicaid data. Furthermore, 639 analysts were supposed to have been trained to use the system - yet only 41 have been so far, it said.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - which administer the taxpayer-funded health care programs for the elderly, poor and disabled - lacks plans to finish the systems projected to save $21 billion. The technology is crucial to making a dent in the $60 billion to $90 billion in fraudulent claims paid out each year.
Because of the NBA lockout, the fast-food, fried chicken restaurant said it will make a $250,000 donation to the company's Colonel Scholars program in Wade's name if he agrees to work at a local KFC drive-thru window.C- Sun-Sentinel: Al Gore was right!
The idea originated when Wade tweeted "Any1 hiring?" once the lockout became official. KFC general manager John Cywinski then wrote a letter to Wade saying he could be of assistance.
Plan on another hot day with a heat index, or feels-like temperature, of more than 100 degrees.D- Sun-Sentinel: Chan Lowe.
Get used to it, as that's pretty much the norm for South Florida in July.
E- Palm Beach Post: Life in South Florida.
A 33-year-old man was arrested Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies after he alerted police that drug dealers were looking for him after he bought drugs from them on Sunday morning, according to a police report.F- TC Palm: "Gotta go take inventory."
Daniel Dale Jeffs was charged with misuse of the 911 system after he called deputies to 4475 Hypoluxo Road in Lakeworth to report drug activity, the report said.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy who works in the jail was suspended after an investigation found he’d slept on the job on several occasions and also uncovered reports of others snoozing on duty, according to recently released internal affairs records.G- CBS4: Does this mean that the new stadium won't have an upper deck?
Kaler, a five-year sheriff’s employee, said he went to a dormitory and slept two times and also slumbered “from time to time” in the property room.
A review of video showed Kaler on Jan. 28 going in a property room at 2:42 a.m. and leaving at 3:30 a.m. At 3:39 a.m., Kaler returned to the property room. Two other deputies entered the property room at 6:53 a.m. and all three then came out. Kaler spent about four hours — one third of his work day — in the property room.
On Jan. 24, Kaler went in a dormitory at 2:30 a.m. and came out at 5:18 a.m.
MIAMI GARDENS (CBS4) – Sun Life Stadium will no longer have a nose-bleed section. At least when it comes to Marlins games.H- WPTV: That's some expensive sh*t.
The team announced Monday that the upper deck of the stadium will be closed to fans for the remainder of the 2010-2011 season.
The team blames poor attendance in the section, according to CBS4 news partners The Miami Herald.
STUART, Fla. - Pet owners will have to pay up if they don't pick up in the city of Stuart.
The city commission approved a new pet waste ordinance Monday night.
The new rules say pet owners are responsible for cleaning up their dog's messes on any property, public or private, that's not the owner's premises.
Neighbors can report people not following the ordinance, and pet owners will be fined $25 dollars for the first violation.
Three offenses in a 90-day period will cost $100 dollars.