Just a few stories pulled from this morning's mainstream media outlets. Enjoy.
A- Herald: Jeebus. The Herald's Marc Caputo better wipe the slobber off the floor.
Marco Rubio, the West-Miami Republican tea party favorite, is about to write about his life story, his political thoughts and the story of his improbable victory last year in the Senate race vs. former Gov. Charlie Crist.B- Herald: The Marlins have a new coach.
“I think we have something to say,” said Rubio in what might be the biggest understatement from one of the most eloquent of elected conservatives.
“I’d like to tell a little bit about my upbringing, and how my upbringing has led me to some of the policy conclusions I’ve reached,” he said. “And I’d like to tell about the campaign, my time in the Legislature.”
Rubio, 40, not only carries the conservative message with a perfect pitch, he represents an idealized version of the American dream as the son of immigrants who rocketed to political stardom in just a few years.
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is out the door in Chicago -- and according to ESPN and other published reports -- headed to South Florida to manage the Marlins when they open their new ballpark in April.C- Herald: Wynwood Walls getting a facelift.
The White Sox confirmed late Monday that the team and Guillen have parted ways. "The White Sox have agreed to Ozzie Guillen's request to be released from his contract, allowing the manager to pursue other opportunities," the White Sox said in a statement.
ESPNChicago.com reported Guillen was traded to the Marlins for two minor-league players. The Marlins declined comment but did not deny the reports.
In keeping with its Miami roots, Wynwood Walls, the outdoor street art museum that helped revolutionize this downtown industrial neighborhood, is not so much getting a facelift but full-body cosmetic surgery, complete with touch-ups, new murals, and host of tweaks intended to make her even more of a stunner.D- Herald: Life in South Florida.
“It’s going to knock your socks off,” said Tony Goldman, the real estate maven who jumpstarted the reinvention of Wynwood as an arts district when he spent $35 million on 25 properties here beginning in 2004. Known as the force behind SoHo’s revival in New York, Goldman has breathed new life into downtown Philadelphia and Boston. In Florida, The New York Times dubbed him the “granddaddy of South Beach,” as one of the first to recognize the “American Riviera” in what was then a decaying seafront wasteland.
Hialeah police are promising to arrest drivers caught with fake insurance cards during a one-day citywide crack down.E- Sun-Sentinel: Anybody seen Tyler lately?
On Wednesday, every motorists stopped by an officer in Hialeah city limits from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be asked to show proof of insurance along with their driver’s license, the department announced on Monday.
Those caught with forged paperwork will be charged with a third-degree felony for carrying fraudulent proof of motor vehicle insurance.
The crackdown in necessary, said Detective. Eddie Rodriguez, a spokesman for Hialeah police.
“The National Insurance Crime Bureau has informed us of a disturbing rise in the use of fake auto insurance cards by South Florida drivers,’’ Rodriguez said. “These fake insurance cards have been like a ‘get-out-of-jail-free-card’ because it is very difficult for a police officer to verify insurance coverage during a routine traffic stop or crash.”
PARKLAND— The Broward Sheriff's Office is urging residents throughout the county not to let their pets roam around without supervision.F- NBC Miami: Always remember to fill up!
The warning comes after the discovery earlier this month of the carcass of a dead cat in Parkland's Meadow Run development.
The cat's remains were found on Sept. 14. The Sheriff's Office says the cause of the animal's death remains unclear.
The cat had been gutted, its neck was snapped and its chest was slit open, WPLG-Ch.10 reported after interviewing the animal's owner.
Four people suspected of committing burglary in Coral Springs fled police in a rental car before running out of gas on I-595.
The foursome, who have yet to be identified, were arrested on an overpass after being swarmed by unmarked police cars.
Coral Springs PD spokesman Lt. Joe McHugh said the group originally attracted the attention of police when their vehicle was spotted backed into a home as if a burglary was in progress.
When officers attempted to stop the car, he said, they fled.
Unmarked police cars then followed the rental vehicle until it ran out of gas on I-595, also known as the Port Everglades Expressway, McHugh said.