Here's your morning review of South Florida news feeds where I include everything but freaky stories about 60-something former Miami mayors who have decided to go into body building. I mean, WTF already. Enjoy.
A- HuffPo: Miami-Dade's best public golf courses.
B- Palm Beach Post: Because just look at the benefits.
WEST PALM BEACH — The city will significantly expand its red-light camera program this year after commissioners voted Tuesday to place cameras in 25 new intersections, bringing the number of intersections equipped to catch drivers who illegally run red lights to 32.C- Palm Beach Post: Governor Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.
The move comes despite a recent city police report that tracked five of the existing seven red-light cameras and found crashes nearly doubled in those locations between February 2011 and January 2013, to 66 from 36.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Rick Scott is seeking a pay raise for Florida's teachers after spearheading a successful effort to cut their wages by 3 percent through a retirement contribution.D- Palm Beach Post: I only use Elmer's.
A 44-year-old Pahokee man is accused of practicing plastic surgery out of a West Palm Beach motel and causing injury to his “clients” after he injected silicone into their buttocks.E- NBC Miami: Nothing like the Marlins Stadium.
Calvin E. Butler, also known as Tamieka Butler, was allegedly renting a room at the El Patio Motel on Broadway in West Palm Beach, where he was injecting silicone in patients’ buttocks even though he has no medical license or certifications.
Sheriff’s deputies, who worked with the Department of Health on the case, talked to one of Butler’s alleged victims Dec. 13 when the woman described how she would remove her clothes from the waist down and Butler would inject silicone into her backside by way of a syringe. Butler would mark with a felt-tip pen the areas that were in need of “fullness,” according to a sheriff’s affidavit.
After wiping any blood or fluid from the buttocks, Butler would apply “Krazy Glue” to the incisions, the victim told deputies.
Additionally, the team sent a fact sheet to media on Tuesday, echoing many of the points made on the website it created as part of its PR effort. The fact sheet included language designed to contrast Sun Life Stadium renovations to the construction of Marlins Park in Little Havana.
"Just because the Marlins did a bad deal doesn’t mean we should oppose a good deal where at least a majority of the cost is paid from private sources and more than 4,000 local jobs are created during construction alone," the fact sheet states. "Marlins Stadium does not generate the ability to attract world-class sports events -- other than a World Series from time to time depending on the success of the team."