Here's a few things from the local mainstream media to check out while you down your coffee this morning.
A- Herald: Leave my brother alone! Waaaaaahhh!
TAMPA -- Former Florida governor Jeb Bush used his prime-time spotlight at the Republican National Convention Thursday to pass a symbolic torch to his party’s nominees, defend his brother, and urge the nation to rededicate its promise of an equal education for all.B- Herald: So guess which offense Republicans are ignoring?
But before he began his prepared remarks, he said he had to get something off his chest — the defense of his brother, former President George W. Bush.
“He is a man of integrity, courage and honor and during incredibly challenging times, he kept us safe,’’ he said to loud applause. “So Mr. President [Obama], Mr. President, it is about time to stop blaming your predecessor for your failed economic policies. . . . In the fourth year of your presidency, a real leader would accept responsibility for his actions, and you haven’t done it.”
TALLAHASSEE -- As the debate continues over whether or not to purge Florida’s voting rolls of potential non-citizens before the November elections, at least one person faces possible time in prison for voting illegally in 2008.C- Herald: Morin.
Josef Sever, 52, a Canadian citizen born in Austria, pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally voting in the November 4, 2008, presidential election as a non-U.S. citizen, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. He also pleaded guilty to obtaining a firearms license by falsely claiming he was a U.S. citizen.
D- CBS4: Life in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – Fort Lauderdale Police are looking for the robber who rifled through an 91-year-old woman’s nightstand while she was sleeping, then tried to suffocate her as she cried for help.E- CBS4: Driving in South Florida.
HIALEAH (CBS4) – A Palm Springs North man couldn’t believe his eyes when an SUV seemingly came out of nowhere and ended up in his backyard pool.
“I thought it was a movie! I came out here in shock, there’s a car in my pool,” said Alex Ferrer.
It was not movie. An SUV really did end up in Ferrer’s pool. Miami-Dade police say a car ran a stop sign at NW 178th Street and 84th Avenue and the driver of the SUV, the impact sending it through Ferrer’s fence and into the pool. Ferrer saw it plow through the fence into his yard and then watched his jet ski launch across the pool.