I'm constantly entertained at the things I find in the mainstream media feeds each morning. I hope you are, too. Here's your Cooler.
A- Herald: Why the hell is this even being discussed? Just stop it.
Miami Beach City Hall may end a decades-old complimentary ticket policy that led last year to an investigation by the Miami-Dade state attorney’s office and sharp criticism from the county’s ethics commission.B- Herald: Morin.
But that doesn’t mean tickets will stop flowing into politicians’ pockets.
City commissioners, rather, are expected to vote Wednesday on a proposal to continue negotiating and receiving complimentary passes to all “opening nights” at shows in city venues, but under new use and distribution guidelines and with the oversight of a public tracking system. The mayor, the six commissioners, plus the city manager and city attorney, would each receive two free tickets per event under the new proposal.
C- Herald: They write letters.
Miami isn’t loveableD- South Florida Business Journal: Just call it South Florida North.
It’s meaningless to do a study to see how to make Miami more loveable without addressing the issues of the rude manners and dangerous drivers of its residents.
One cannot avoid the daily aggravation of being cut off in traffic. Try using a turn signal in Miami! It’s an invitation to the worst of drivers’ habits in this city.
And, one cannot go shopping without experiencing rude check-out personnel chatting over their shoulder while processing your goods. These aggravations seriously detract from the quality of life in this city.
Traffic cops could do a lot about rude and dangerous drivers, and store owners could teach some basic manners to the employees in their establishments.
Improvement in these two areas would not be difficult to achieve and would make Miami a much more pleasant place to live.
Hilary Langen, Miami Beach
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air will begin non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport from North Carolina's Asheville Regional Airport starting on Nov. 15, according to an airport press release.E- CBS4: BS.
The carrier will offer flights twice weekly on varying days.
"Fort Lauderdale is one of the most requested routes by members of our region, and the team at Asheville Regional Airport has been diligently advocating for non-stop service to South Florida for several years," said Lew Bleiweis, executive director of the airport.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Roughly two dozen former employees of a closed Miami Beach café protested Tuesday outside their former employers other restaurant location demanding 20 weeks of back pay.F- NBC Miami: Marino gets sacked?
Waving signs and walking the line in front of David’s Café at 11th Street and Collins Avenue, the protestors said they went to the U.S. Department of Labor for help but the overburdened agency said they did not have the resources to pursue this case.
“The Department of Labor said they were absolutely correct in every thing they were saying. They are owed money, David’s Café did steal their wages,” said supporter John Ocampo. “Because of a lack of resources, the Department of Labor cannot help them out.”
Last July, David’s Café Two closed to due rising rent prices. The 25 former employees say they are owed a total of $74,000.00.
CBS4 reached out to the owner of David’s Café, Adrian Gonzalez, but he did not return the calls.
Less than a year after going public, the digital production company founded by director James Cameron has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and agreed to sell the core of its business to a private investment firm for $15 million.G- WPTV: Life in South Florida.
One of the biggest shareholders in the company is former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, who is listed in bankruptcy filings as owning 1.6 million shares. From the company's stock high of $9.20 to Tuesday's closing price of 55 cents, his holdings have lost $13.6 million in value.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- At the Boynton Beach Applebees, it was Monday Night Footbrawl.
The man rooting for the Baltimore Ravens hooted and hollered as his team crushed the Cincinnati Bengals at home, 44-13.
But the Cincinnati fan sitting at the bar evidently didn't appreciate the man's fervor — and promptly punched him in the head, police say.