The chutzpah of Rick Scott is immeasurable. That and more in your morning Sift.
A- Palm Beach Post: Ewwwww.
Police were informed that an 81-year-old man was walking around naked on his property in the 700 block of Valley Forge Road. The caller said it has been an ongoing problem in the neighborhood. An officer spoke to the man, who denied he was outside naked. He told the officer he likes walking around inside the house in a state of undress. The officer warned him it is inappropriate to go outside naked. The officer contacted an agency that assists the elderly about the situation.B- Palm Beach Post: Gold to go.
The gold vending machine is back at Town Center of Boca Raton.C- South Florida Business Journal: Third time is a charm?
Just outside of Burberry, Tory Burch, Stuart Weitzman and Banana Republic stores in the corridor next to the Brahman Motors Bentley display is a six-foot-tall golden box that dispenses 1 gram to 10 grams of gold.
The Perry South Beach hotel, formerly the Gansevoort South Hotel, will be transitioned into yet another property, the eco-friendly 1 Hotel & Residences South Beach, The Miami Herald reports.D- South Florida Business Journal: Because the economy is so bad.
The owners of the property at 2399 Collins Ave. plan to close the property at some point and invest more than $100 million for a complete renovation, according to the Herald. The property is to reopen in early 2014.
Carnival Cruise Lines set a one-week reservations record with gross bookings of 187,283 guests between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3.E- CBS4: Bastard.
MIAMI (CBS4) – With more than a year and a half to go until the 2014 Florida gubernatorial election, Governor Rick Scott appeared to be in full re-election campaign mode as he dropped in on a senior citizens center Wednesday in Miami’s Little Havana section. Ironically, the center and others like it, was among programs the governor and legislature took the budget axe to in 2011 and 2012.
In June, 2010, then candidate Scott visited the Little Havana Senior Nutrition and Activities Center on Southwest 8th Street bearing gifts, wooing the senior vote. He handed out cologne to the men and tchotchkes to the ladies and was largely swooned over by an adoring crowd.