Not a whole lot of news this morning, readers. Here's your Cooler.
A- Herald: Life in South Florida.
A car struck and killed a 48-year-old driver who ran into traffic on Interstate 595 early Sunday in Broward County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.B- Herald: Buy AutoNation.
An eastbound Ralph T. Herson had pulled over to the side of the interstate near State Road 7 after he got into “an altercation” with an unnamed passenger in his own car just before 5 a.m., FHP said.
On the side of the interstate, Herson and the passenger got out of the car and the fight continued.
At some point, Herson “attempted to run away” and ran onto the roadway, according to the FHP press release.
That’s when a 2012 Chrysler 300 driven by Mandy Horner, 29, of Huntington Beach, Calif., hit and killed Herson.
Despite an agonizingly slow economic recovery, the country’s largest auto retailer, Fort Lauderdale-based AutoNation, is thriving again as demand for vehicles expands.C- Herald: They write letters.
The company, one of Florida’s largest, is posting increasingly strong profits and revenues. Just last week, in a sign of confidence, Autonation announced a major acquisition — buying six large auto stores in Texas — that will add about 700 employees to its national payroll of 19,400.
Guilty mindsD- South Florida Business Journal: Except for the croquetas.
I think holding middle-class tax cuts hostage is anti-American. I think voter suppression is anti-American. I know secession from the United States is anti-American. I believe the same mens rea (guilty mind) is behind all these activities.
Jim Crowder, Miami
Miami International Airport has tied for the fifth most healthy among the 18 busiest U.S. airports, according to dieticians from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.E- WPLG: Video, Toys in the Sun Run.
MIA moved up from the sixth spot to tie this year with Chicago O'Hare International Airport at a score of 84 percent. Dieticians suggested that travelers indulge in one of several legume-based soups at La Carreta Restaurant at MIA.
F- WPTV: Exciting night at the movies in Boynton Beach.
Hyman said he was watching "007: Skyfall" with his son when the movie all of a sudden stopped.
"The guy from the theater walks in and says, 'We've had an incident.' Meanwhile all the cops are coming into the theater and I'm sitting there and I see the police man has his gun drawn," said Hyman.
Hyman said he was rushed outside, given a voucher and left having no idea about the bomb threat.