Just a few stories of note from this morning's mainstream media feeds. Enjoy your Cooler.
A- HuffPo: You wanna talk about a waste of taxpayer monies?
A federal appeals court upheld a lower court's injunction on Tuesday against Florida's effort to make welfare applicants pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs.B- CBS4: Pit bulls don't bite people, people bite people...or something.
In a strongly-worded opinion, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit affirmed a lower court's October 2011 finding that Florida failed to demonstrate a special need for drug testing poverty-stricken parents who apply for cash benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
You do not, repeat, do not have a pit bull problem,” said animal activist Dahlia Canes while speaking to the commission. “You have a spay neuter problem, an animal abuse problem, a dog fighting problem and an irresponsible ownership problem but you do not have a pit bull problem!”C- NBC Miami: Avoid Flagler and 109th this morning.
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz has teamed up with local business owners to offer drivers some relief Wednesday on the final day of '14 Days of Neighborly Love,' offering gas for just $2.27 a gallon at one gas station in Sweetwater.D- WPTV: I've always thought that Bud was watered down.
Drivers started showing up at the Finish Line on W. Flagler Street and W. 109th Avenue when the station opened at 6 a.m., but that was too early for the cheap gas. The $2.27 a gallon price starts at 10 a.m. and lasts for a limited time.
So Gowran was shocked to learn that the company which manufactures his favorite beer, Anheuser Busch InBev, might not be so honest.
The beer-manufacturing giant is facing $5 million class-action lawsuits for allegedly watering down Budweiser, Michelob and other brands.
"I think they're probably trying to save money, is the reason why they do it, and that's not honest," said Gowran.