It's just that kind of day. I've driven over a curb, showed up late, forgotten basic skills, had meetings canceled. Apparently I'm not alone. Behold the spate of awkward news:
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News 10 truck tips over
When I entered the courthouse this morning, police cars and news trucks were gathered on SE Sixth Avenue. It turns out that the news cameras had turned on one of their own, a Channel 10 truck that flipped over with its antenna up when it was hit by a Jeep. A fire truck hoisted it back up. The news crew suffered minor injuries. Honorably, the station covered the accident.
Man settles for stripper-related injury
Well, that's a terrible end to the night. Michael Ireland was enjoying a dance from an overly enthusiastic stripper at Cheetah nightclub in West Palm when he leaned forward and got clocked in the eyeball, fracturing his skull and injuring his eye. His personal-injury lawyer just got a $650,000 settlement out of the club. Awkward.
82-year-old lady drives incredibly fast, gets arrested
See, it's newsworthy because she's old. $1,103 ticket.
... Meanwhile, here's some nonawkward, actually wonky and important news: Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is one step closer to scrutinizing the foreclosure records of the Plantation-based law firm of David J. Stern. Today's ruling by a Broward judge, overriding the law firm's attempts to quash the subpoena (quash the subpoena! quash the subpoena!) contradicts an earlier one handed down in Palm Beach, in which the judge said only the state Supreme Court and the Florida Bar have jurisdiction over law offices. The subpoena is part of a nationwide effort by attorneys general to investigate the torrent of questionable foreclosures that came out of the housing crisis. More from the AG's office on Monday. Have a nice weekend.