Morning Juice: Nearly a Wrap for Dunbar Village Case, While Case Against Commissioner Warms Up
This morning's news contains hope for justice and renewal.
- It's traumatic just to read about the Dunbar Village trial, which Susan Spencer-Wendel is covering for the Palm Beach Post. I can't imagine what it's like to be at the trial and for the victims to have to relive that terrifying night. Here are excerpts from the testimony yesterday of the 37-year-old woman. Fortunately, the trial is nearly over.
- Unsinkable Broward County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion is taking on water. In the South Florida Times, Elgin Jones reported that Eggelletion was being investigated by a federal grand jury for corruption. Pulp's sources say it's the Broward State Attorney's Office that's investigating Eggelletion for possible criminal charges, as he first reported in mid-June.
- Whoever's slaughtering South Florida horses better steer clear of the equestrian town of Davie, where WFOR's Ted Scouten reports that Mayor Judy Paul has launched a "community barn watch." What? You're surprised that Ron Bergeron has a posse for such occasions?
- Maybe we've chastised ourselves enough for our sybaritic ways prior to the housing bubble's burst. In the Miami Herald, Laura Figueroa tells of how Lauderdale Lakes owes its recent national acclaim for parks to its citizens' voting in 2005 to tax themselves for a $15 million bond for building new parks.
- Ron Klein's health-care tele-town hall last night attracted about 300 listeners, reports Tony Man in the Sun-Sentinel. The congressman said he likes that the proposed reforms prohibit denying coverage for pre-existing conditions but still wants to see more cost control before he'll be comfortable giving it his vote.
- WPTV has an interesting segment on memories Sen. Ed Kennedy made in Palm Beach. Video below:
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