It's a decent news morning, readers. Here are some of the stories that caught my attention.
A- Herald: The good news is that the "mahi" *ahem* is on sale this week in the restaurant.
Two casino rooms at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino were still closed Monday night as crews repaired damage caused by a saltwater aquarium that burst, a company spokesman said.B- Herald: Your only-in-SoFla moment of the day.
The 13-foot tall aquarium sprang a leak just after midnight Sunday, then burst, pouring about 10,000 gallons of water onto the second-floor casino in Hallandale Beach.
On the water, a new food service has launched: kayak-delivered hot dogs.C- Herald: Remember Luria's?
That’s the entrepreneurial strategy of Bay Sweep Concessions, a family-owned business that caters to boaters and water enthusiasts.
They sell hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream at the sandbar near the Haulover Inlet. A lot of people wade up to the two main concession stands floating at the sandbar and order. But a kayaker will paddle up to big boats that can’t reach the concessions in shallow water. The kayakers take orders and deliver.
Leonard Luria, a Miami Beach philanthropist and one-time owner of a namesake 53-store jewelry and retail chain, died Monday of cardiac arrest. He was 89.D- Herald: They write letters.
His company, L. Luria & Son, opened in Florida in 1961 and boomed in the 1970s and early 1980s as a leading catalog-showroom retailer whose core business of jewelry was complemented by discounted home furnishings.
“He was a very principled man, and he was a very tough businessman,” said his son, Peter Luria, 60. “We were the first discounters of name-brand merchandise in this whole community. It was before the Costcos and the Best Buys and the Office Depots.”
A staunch Democrat, Luria was proud of the way he ran his company, often hiring young people and immigrants, especially Cubans fleeing Castro in the early 1960s. He quit Miami’s Chamber of Commerce over what he perceived to be anti-Cuban rhetoric, his son said.
Not a GOP voterE- CBS4: Life in South Florida.
As a disillusioned Republican, today I realized that I am not a GOP voter and feel fortunate to not consider myself one.
From the convention speeches and conservative pundits, a GOP voter is a woman who doesn’t mind having her rights dismissed, a Latina that believes in self-deportation, a parent who doesn’t expect the best education for her children, a middle-class family accepting increases in taxes while the top 1 percent gets more tax breaks, a single working mother made to feel inadequate because she’s not a stay-at-home mom, a baby boomer willing to forgo Medicare benefits for unknown insurance vouchers and a college-educated person denying evolution and global warming.
I am none of the above. I am not a GOP voter!
Maria Elena Lopez, Coral Gables
Rita Ciero, 86, was walking west along SW 33rd Street in the Everglades Mobile Home Park around 10:30 a.m. when she was struck from behind. After striking the woman, the driver sped off.F- WPLG: Video, Miramar shop owner fights robbers.
Ciero was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.