Here's your regular morning review of the mainstream media in South Florida. Enjoy.
A- Herald: As I predicted.
The mistake that rammed a busful of Jehovah’s Witnesses into an overpass at the Miami International Airport appears to be the first blemish on the record of both the driver and the bus company.B- Herald: Life in South Florida.
The driver, Ramon Ferreiro, 47, took a wrong turn on South Le Jeune Road. He was going too fast. He sped past multiple signs warning of the low clearance at the airport’s arrival concourse.
It is unclear whether Ferreiro understood the multiple yellow signs at the airport, warning “high vehicles” to turn off before the overpass.
Airport officials have quietly suggested that the signs could be confusing to someone who doesn’t read English.
There are no records of how Ferreiro took the test to receive his commercial driver’s license, only that he passed and received his full licence in Oct. 2010, according to Olsen-Doolan. It is possible to take the written test in Spanish and use an interpreter for the driving test.
Ferreiro’s next door neighbor, Diosdado Rodriguez, told a Miami Herald reporter in Spanish that he didn’t know how well Ferreiro speaks English, since they always communicate in Spanish.
After guzzling down beers and throwing back some shots at BB King’s Restaurant and Blues Club in West Palm Beach, Amanda Marsh and her boyfriend Perry Buesking left the restaurant and walked to the CityPlace parking garage on Gardenia Avenue.C- Herald: The winners of the 2012 Knights Art Challenge.
A few minutes later a 7-year-old boy and his 10-year-old brother went up to the bartender asking where their mom was.
Grants were given to individuals, organizations or others from a wide geographic spread — South Dade to Delray Beach — and across art forms, including film, dance, theater, music and storytelling.D- Herald: Something other than white.
“One of the most exciting things this year is that the ideas are coming from a wider distribution of neighborhoods: You have winners from Opa-locka, you have winners from Hialeah, you have winners from deep South Dade at the new cultural center, you have Indian dance in Broward County,” said Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation’s vice president for arts. “I think it just took us awhile for people to understand that we were serious about wanting the best idea and we didn’t care where it came from.”
The Miami-based cruise line announced Monday that David Le Batard, the artist known as “LEBO” whose work has adorned buildings, a food truck and even pianos-as-public-art in South Florida, has been selected to create the hull art for NCL’s new Miami ship. The design was unveiled at Le Batard’s Wynwood studio.E- Herald: I'm sure even Glenn Garvin doesn't believe or take his own misleading BS seriously anymore.
Norwegian Getaway, which is scheduled to start sailing year-round from Miami on February 1, 2014, will be adorned with beachy images including a mermaid, sun, swirling waves, palm trees and pelicans.
For years, Obama has been telling everybody that there isn’t any problem with the U.S. economy that can’t be cured by taxing the rich. And that’s his escape route from the fiscal cliff of budget cuts and tax increases schedule to hit us in January. The rich will just pay “a little bit more” and we’ll not only get that deficit under control but even have enough left over for another $200 billion stimulus program like that one that worked so well in 2009.F- South Florida Business Journal: So that's why I never became a lawyer.
A former Greenberg Traurig attorney in Philadelphia has filed a federal lawsuit in New York alleging she was damaged by a pattern of discrimination against female attorneys at the firm.G- CBS4: D-Wade's favorite restaurant!
The new suit alleges that Michael Lehr, regional operating shareholder in charge of Philadephia, told Griesing at one point that only "tall, male and Jewish’ GT lawyers generate business.”
“I do have a favorite restaurant here,” Wade said. “Me and my lady spend a lot of time together. We actually rented a restaurant out for Thanksgiving. We flew 50-60 of our family members down. It’s a new restaurant in the Design District called South Street. It has a nice vibe. You can go and be yourself.”H- WPLG: Video, 40-ton gator head sailing to Biscayne Bay.