If there's one story you read in today's Cooler, make sure it's "F." Priceless. The rest of the Cooler is good, too. Enjoy.
A- Herald: The changing Lincoln Road.
In many ways, Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road has come full circle.B- Herald: Seriously, what planet do these people live on?
In its original heyday during the 1940s and ’50s, Lincoln Road was known as the Fifth Avenue of the South with an impressive collection of retailers that included Saks Fifth Avenue, Harry Winston jewelers and Bonwit Teller.
Once again, Lincoln Road is back on top, gaining recognition from retailers and investors as one of the great shopping streets in America.
“There are more tenants that want to be there than there is space available,” said Stephen Bittel, whose firm Terranova and an affiliate of Acadia Realty Trust paid nearly $52 million last year to buy property on Lincoln Road. “The challenge is selecting the right tenants that lift the street higher. It takes the right owner with the right balance sheet that has the vision for the future.”
Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley fended off criticism that the county’s election was less than perfect.C- Herald: They write letters.
“Generally, I think Miami-Dade County conducted a very good election,” Townsley told reporters at the elections office in Doral, as she deflected questions about long lines and delays at the polls. “Am I embarrassed or disappointed by some of the things that happened? Absolutely. But I have to focus on simply getting it right.”
Next electionD- TC Palm: Sore loser.
Were you frustrated by long lines and angry about Gov. Scott not extending early voting? There’s an easy fix: Vote him out.
Judith M. Briggs, Miami
PALM BEACH GARDENS — While U.S. Rep. Allen West fights for his political life by demanding more ballots be counted — and, in some cases, recounted — Patrick Murphy kicked off a tour of handshakes and thank-you's Thursday celebrating the congressional seat he's sure he has won.E- South Florida Business Journal: South Florida's Top 25 banks.
F- CBS4: Video, reporter confronts stupid South Florida drivers. I need to to take her along with me on my commute.
G- CBS4: Sure. The election is over now.
ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Rick Scott, heavily criticized when he refused to use his emergency powers to extend the number of early voting days in the state, now says he’s willing to look at whether changes are needed to make voting go smoother.H- NBC Miami: Life in Margaritaville.
The woman, 65, was paying 51-year-old Roy Drebenstedt to help fix her yard at her home in Islamorade, the sheriff's office said. On July 21, he asked to use her bathroom and was in there a long time, authorities said.
He came out naked and asked her for a towel because he said he had taken a shower and was fondling himself, authorities said. She threw some towels at him and locked herself in her bedroom for an hour. When she came out he was gone.