Not a bad morning for news when you consider it's a Monday. Here's your Cooler.
A- Herald: Excellent.
Starved for revenue, interest groups at the county, the school district and cities are clamoring for tougher enforcement of homestead- exemption rules in hope of bringing in revenue to help save public jobs and programs threatened by the budget ax.B- Herald: Life in South Florida.
At the same time, the new use of data-mining tools to cross-check property records against an array of data from deaths to marriages to voter registrations to auto tags to water bills holds the promise of weeding out suspect exemptions in bulk, generating more and better leads than the hotlines and anonymous tips that have spawned many cases in the past.
Two boaters were recovering on Sunday from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run crash in the waters off Dinner Key late Saturday evening.C- Herald: The Miami Herald finally transfers reporter Marc Caputo's columns to the opinion section where they belong.
The collision occurred just before 11 p.m. about a mile and half off Coconut Grove when a speeding boat ran over a 13-foot Boston Whaler carrying a man and a woman, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Specifically, that was so soooo Barack Obama in 2004, when the little-known state Senator from Illinois made these inspiring comments at the Democratic National Convention. Four years after that, Obama waged his juggernaut of a hope-and-change campaign.D- Palm Beach Post: Living up to her name.
CONCH KEY, Fla. — Deputies in the Florida Keys say a 62-year-old woman known as "the sea hag" fatally shot a 64-year-old man who refused to give her a beer.E- TC Palm: Obviously in response to all the hurricanes we've been experiencing lately.
The board of the state's last-resort insurer Citizens backed off proposals to uncap rates for new customers and limit coverage for water claims but approved an 8.9 percent statewide average premium boost for homeowners Friday.F- CBS4: Video, Miami's new car-sharing program.
The board voted to study further a plan to limit to $15,000 certain kinds of water damages such as plumbing leaks.
G- CBS4: Video, the new Metrorail line out to the airport.
H- WSVN: Exercising their 2nd Amendment rights?
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A waitress is back at work and a man is behind bars after he allegedly shot the woman with a flare gun.
The waitress, only identified as Angelica, returned to work late Friday afternoon with one of her arms in a sling. Co-workers said a customer shot the cafeteria worker with a flare gun after she apparently refused to pay for that customer's beer.