The South Florida mainstream media is still in bed this morning so not a whole lot going on out there. Enjoy.
A- Herald: Effing A-hole.
[Dade County PBA President John] Rivera said that if the 10 percent increase aimed at achieving parity between police and fire is eliminated, then fire should be cut that amount, as well.B- Sun-Sentinel: Burning down the house.
“Firefighters get paid to sleep, we get fired if we get caught sleeping," he said.
A pattern of suspicious kitchen fires — apparently set by homeowners trying to collect insurance money — has led state investigators and insurance companies to work together to uncover the bogus claims.C- Palm Beach Post: Ha!
State and private investigators say the problem largely can be blamed on a surge of homeowners setting their kitchens on fire so they can renovate with insurance money. Ultimately, the scheme could mean higher premiums for other policyholders.
Four months into her high-profile Democratic congressional bid, former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel's campaign is still working on a website to outline her positions on issues. But Frankel moved with warp speed last week to create a site accusing U.S. Rep. and email flamethrower Allen West, R-Plantation, of being a misogynist.D- WPTV: Life in South Florida.
A day after West sent his "shut the heck up you are not a Lady" email to U.S. Rep. and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, the Frankel campaign registered the domain name WestHatesWomen.com.
PALM SPRINGS, Fla. - A Palm Springs couple has been sleeping in their car because mold has taken over their apartment.