The mainstream media is taking its good old time getting started this morning. Here's some of the more interesting stuff I found this morning.
A- Herald: Perhaps he has a problem with DNA evidence, too.
In a rare and controversial legal move, a Miami-Dade judge has curtailed fingerprint evidence in a criminal case — drawing alarm from prosecutors who vow to appeal.B- Herald: Perhaps another stop at Versailles?
Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch said in an order that he won’t allow a police fingerprint examiner to testify that he identified a conclusive “match” for a Miami man accused of two burglaries.
“We have become accustomed to, and accepting of, fingerprint testimony,” Hirsch wrote in a 17-page order issued. “Once upon a time, our forebears were accustomed to, and accepting of, the notion that the world was flat. That did not make it so.”
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is heading to the University of Miami on Wednesday, according to his campaign.C- Herald: They write letters.
Making newsD- Palm Beach Post: Reinforcements.
Mitt Romney and a number of conservative columnists continue trying to make a big deal out of the tragedy in Libya. Maybe President Obama should handle that situation the way the iconic Republican president did in 1983. President Ronald Reagan sent the Marines to Lebanon on sort of a token force mission of America’s position. Hundreds of the Marines were placed in a four-story building for their barracks. An Islam suicide bomber drove a dynamite-loaded truck up to the building and set it off. Two hundred forty one Marines were killed and 60 injured.
Two days later, he ordered the invasion of Grenada and 19 more American soldiers were killed. This little two month war became the big news and the 241 were pretty much just old news.
Lee Mielke, Tavernier
Florida Power and Light is deploying nine trucks and 14 employees from its Jupiter service center to the Mid-Atlantic states to assist utilities there in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy’s arrival.E- TC Palm: Sounds like a big deal to me since votes don't get counted without a signature.
They are in a safety briefing now and they’ll be on the road before 7 a.m., said spokesman Greg Brostowicz. “They’re going to be driving to South Carolina tonight and tomorrow they will be deployed in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. area as needed,” Brostowicz said.
MARTIN COUNTY — A few of about 33,000 absentee ballots mailed out to Martin County voters had printing errors on their envelopes, but Supervisor of Elections Vicki Davis says the errors will not cause problems with those ballots being counted.F- WPLG: And they keep coming.
Davis said Sunday her office workers so far have seen about a dozen envelopes that lacked a signature verification line on the back. Voters who received such an envelope should sign it on the back, she said.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Another day of long lines are expected as polls reopen for the third day of early voting on Monday. More than 100,000 people have cast ballots in Miami-Dade and Broward counties since early voting began Saturday morning.