Here's your morning roundup of news that I found noteworthy. Have fun.
A- Herald: Classy.
In a money-making move that commissioners hope will plug some of the city’s financial bleeding, Miami’s largest city-owned buildings — as well as its parks — could soon be sold as advertising space to the highest bidder. Commissioners gave preliminary approval Thursday to allow illuminated blinking billboards, known as LEDs, at city parks and on the exterior of city-owned buildings that hold more than 1,000 people.B- Palm Beach Post: Says who?
The move means that visitors to the Miami Children’s Museum, James L. Knight Center and Gusman theater soon could be greeted by brightly lit signs advertising cars, clothes or sports news — like the flashing neon at Times Square.
Florida International University sociologist Guillermo Grenier, who was born in Cuba, said while the sentiments expressed by Guillen aren't rare among non-Cubans, he was surprised that Guillen was reckless enough to voice them publicly.C- South Florida Business Journal: Sounds perfectly Miami.
Restaurateur Barton G. is launching Vault magazine on April 26, according to its website.D- CBS4: A good Catholic?
The Miami Herald reported that Glenn Albin, formerly of Ocean Drive magazine, will be editorial director.
"Vault is here to unlock the secrets shared by the heiress and the gigolo, the star and the artist, the mogul and the con man," the magazine's website says. "They know surprise and innovation are essential in society, and in these pages you will encounter a heady mix: high fashion and high concepts, breezy intellectualism and serious frivolity. It's about knowing how to attend a party as well as throw one."
MIAMI (CBS4) – “Is contraception wrong?” CBS4′s Jim DeFede asked Senator Marco Rubio in a recent exclusive one-on-one interview.E- WPLG: Passionate.
“In terms of?” he responds.
“Birth control,” I said.
“Of course not,” he replied. “Who says it is?
Every inch of his personal car is a statement against violence, from the bumper to the door handles.F- WPTV: Very classy.
He walked around the car showing off the different messages, “on this part you have 'no AK-47,' this is the main weapon that take our kids’ life.”
Others read, “stop the violence” and “do not take a weapon into the school yard”.
On one window is a rather stern commentary, “when you do a drive-by shooting in any community we need you to be tried like Al-Qaida because you are committing a terrorist act on US soil, zero tolerance.”
Patrolling northbound Interstate 95 April 7, Oneyear noticed a vehicle on an emergency shoulder with a woman squatting beside it with her pants down, according to recently released records.
She was defecating, according to the incident report.
The accused roadside bowel mover was six miles south of I-95's St. Lucie County Rest Area, which has restrooms, picnic tables, pet exercise areas and outside night lights, among other amenities, according to the Florida Department of Transportation web site.
Queried as to what she was doing, the woman said she was going to the bathroom.