Lots and lots of news out there, readers. Here we go with the Cooler.
A- Sun-Sentinel: Video, the entire 2011 hurricane season in 4.5 minutes.
B- Sun-Sentinel: Creep.
The classic scene of a parent showering sand off a toddler's bottom at the beach also appealed to a man charged with possessing 100 computer files that contain child pornography, officials said Tuesday.C- Sun-Sentinel: This will, no doubt, screw up someone's morning.
It was the sunny day before Thanksgiving on Deerfield Beach when investigators say lifeguards shooed John Jefferson Field, 66, away from shooting video of parents and children using the curbside beach showers.
The guards called Broward Sheriff's Deputy Fernando Padron to talk with Field, described as a retired cabinetmaker who lives in a Coral Springs apartment with his mother.
Padron said he encouraged Field to talk about what he was doing. The deputy said Field described a yearlong habit of videotaping girls younger than 14 at the beach.
Their discussion turned to what Field said was his fetish for children's buttocks, Padron said.
Drivers heading north to Fort Lauderdale on Interstate 95 or west on Interstate 595 could be in for a big shock on Dec. 11.D- Sun-Sentinel: Video, Christmas on Las Olas.
Portions of both roads will be closed for about three hours when the annual Christmas Toys in the Sun Run rolls out, with the thunder of 30,000 motorcycles.
This year, the start point is the Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach.
For two decades, the toy run has started in Pompano Beach and traveled south along I-95, said Jack Shifrel, one of the event's organizers.
"We've talked to Mardi Gras in the past and they were very enthusiastic about wanting to host the start of the event," said Shifrel, explaining the reason behind the route change this year.
"Seems to be a lot more people [this year]," she said. "It's just hard to maneuver, so [my] only recommendation would be to have a little bit better traffic flow."E- Palm Beach Post: This is not good.
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple's iPhone is the world's hottest smartphone — and one iPhone in Australia appears to be the hottest of the bunch as it spontaneously began smoking last week.F- South Florida Business Journal: Mediocre food, great views.
Regional Australian airline Regional Express described the "mobile phone self combustion" in a statement. It said that an iPhone belonging to a passenger began to expel a "significant amount of dense smoke" and give off a red glow after a flight from Lismore, Australia, landed in Sydney on Friday.
A photo accompanying the statement showed the shattered, warped back of a recent-model black iPhone.
Mark your calendar! The Rusty Pelican will reopen Dec. 12 after its five-month, $7 million renovation.G- CBS4: Life in South Florida.
LITTLE HAVANA (CBS4) – Hundreds of people braved the chilly weather Tuesday night to be among the first to receive a voucher good for a free basket of food.H- CBS4: Video, Ferrari display at 1111 parking garage.
The Latin American Chamber of Commerce (CAMACOL) will begin handing out the food vouchers Wednesday morning to the first 3,000 people beginning at 9 a.m. at their headquarters at 1401 West Flagler Street in Miami, but many showed up to camp out overnight to be sure they get the food needed to prepare Noche Buena dinner.
I- WPLG: An event custom made for Carlos Miller.
MIAMI - After weeks of bad blood between the Florida Highway Patrol and Miami police, the two sides are squaring off again.
Troopers will be taking on Miami cops in a softball tournament.
The 2011 L.E.O. Softball Tournament takes place Saturday, Dec. 3, at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove.