Here's what I found interesting in this morning's mainstream media news feeds. Enjoy.
A- HuffPo: Moving on.
The firmest step toward that happening came Sunday when Raul Castro announced he plans to retire as president within five years. And yet, when the news reached Florida's shores it created little more than a quiet ripple of apathy.B- Palm Beach Post: Cold front incoming.
"Cuba doesn't matter to me anymore," Luis Sanz, 85, said as he watched friends play dominoes.
A year after the 1959 revolution, Sanz left behind his clothing store in the Cuban city of Camaguey and started a new life in Miami. He never returned. Many older Cubans vowed not to return until the Raul and Fidel Castro were dead.
Now it appears retirement – rather than death – will mark the end of their days in power. Raul Castro has tapped Miguel Diaz-Canel to be his top lieutenant and possible successor. So there is no celebration in Miami. And no protest either.
While today is starting in the 70s and headed for the mid-80s, by Friday night lows will return to the 40s and high temperatures won’t even reach the 70s in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.C- South Florida Business Journal: Ha ha ha ha ha. Ha!
Miami Marlins team president David Samson said the organization had not anticipated low attendance and revenue last season, according to The Miami Herald.D- South Florida Business Journal: Slideshow, the Asi Cymbal project in the Design District.
At a press conference Monday, Samson said, “It didn’t occur to us... that the off-field results of last year could be what they were. We didn’t even contemplate in a worst-case scenario that our revenues would be what they were.”
E- CBS4: Remember, more guns makes us safer.
MIAMI (CBS4) - In recent days there have been at least eight people shot in the City of Miami, including three teenagers. Two of the teens were killed.F- NBC Miami: American Airlines flight attendant retires after 53 years.
The spate of shootings has now become so common, most don’t even make the evening news or the morning paper.
But the numbers are staggering.
A retirement party was held for an American Airlines flight attendant Barbara Beckett Monday as she celebrated her 53-year career with the company.
"It's something that I grew up wanting to do,” said Beckett, who is based in Miami. “When I was very young my parents took me to the airport and I saw the stewardesses get off the plane. And I thought that's what I want to do.”
Beckett donned the American Airlines uniform for one last trip – a last hurrah from Miami International Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport and back. Her flight was set to leave at 8 p.m.
Beckett has worked 8,000 flights for American, traveling the globe and going to places like Hawaii, Japan and Argentina.