I would rate this as a mediocre day in the mainstream media. Thankfully, you have me to locate the most entertaining of news in your Cooler.
A- Palm Beach Post: Winterless.
The National Weather Service forecasts a mostly sunny day with a high near 87 degrees in West Palm Beach, 85 degrees in Stuart. Temperatures fall tonight into the upper 60s. To put that into context, the record high for this day in West Palm Beach is 89 degrees set in 1905.B- Palm Beach Post: Life in South Florida.
A man prepaid for $15 worth of gas at a business in the 12000 block of Southern Boulevard but before he could drive his car over to the pump he saw a woman there pumping the gas into her car. The man yelled at the woman to stop pumping his gas into her car but before he could park his car again she finished pumping and drove off.C- Palm Beach: In case you see anyone with black marks on their foreheads today.
In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count).D- South Florida Business Journal: Burger King lattes.
Burger King has announced yet another expansion to its menu with 10 new specialty-coffee beverages beginning in March.E- South Florida Business Journal: Proving there's a sucker born every minute.
The Miami-based fast food chain’s new specialty coffee line is blended by Seattle’s Best Coffee and features a brewed smooth roast coffee of 100 percent Latin American Arabica blend, a smooth roast iced coffee available in four flavors and lattes also available in four flavors.
Spirit Airlines said its traffic increased 27.1 percent in January compared to the same month last year, according to preliminary numbers.F- WPLG: Video, Bike polo!
The Miramar-based airline also saw a 25.8 percent rise in available seat miles, or capacity, to 1 million miles from 823,056 miles in 2012.
G- NBC Miami: 'Til the very end.
A Miami man who tried to protect his wife and daughter from a pair of home invaders was shot and killed early Wednesday, family members said.
Miami Police say they're looking for two suspects who shot and killed the man inside his home in the area of Northwest 16th Avenue and 44th Street.
Family members said 34-year-old Maurice Harris and his wife and 11-year-old daughter were inside the home when the two men broke in around midnight.
"We are all numb, in disbelief," said Harris' mother-in-law, Annie Streeter.
According to Streeter, Harris was shot after he stepped in to stop one of the men who aimed his weapon at his daughter.