Alan DixonYou can't help but cringe when you see a headline like the one that appeared in the Sun-Sentinel last week -- "Broward County Homicide Rate Is Slowing." That was last Monday, when through the year's first quarter the county had seen only 17 murders, compared to an average of 21 over the sa ... More >>
Oh, sure. It starts with ducks. Then it's cats, maybe a dog. Eventually, that loses its thrill and the sick bastard upgrades to humans. So we really have to catch the Miramar Duck Killer, who struck again yesterday. From a statement released today by the Humane Society:The second duck was found impa ... More >>
Trial, that is.Not exactly vindication, but ole Fitzroy S. can give this a positive spin in advance of the March 10 election. The suspended Miramar commissioner is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault with a firearm after he whipped out a pistol in a Winn Dixie checkout line.This week a juro ... More >>
By now, everybody knows about the $8 million Revenge of the Smoker's Widow. But Philip Morris wasn't the only international heavyweight to have a costly day at the U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale. Today's New York Times leads with a story about the $780 million settlement struck between Swiss ... More >>
OK, so that faith in mankind thing lasted almost an hour. Meet the Marc family of North Miami. Mom's stepping out on Dad, but in what might be the most twisted way of atoning for sins in the history of extra-marital affairs, she allegedly lures her lover into a trap, then invites the kids -- yep, ev ... More >>
Hanukkah Tastes Better on Rye
Shalom, and welcome to the first Hanukkah-themed edition of the Morning Juice. If you're Jewish like me, then you know that you celebrate Hanukkah only because of its proximity to Christmas and you'd feel like you had no reason at all to take next Thursday off if not ... More >>
Part of the trouble with stating one's political case via graffiti is that there's only so much wall with which to write. Then one has to use big letters so that the message can be seen at a great distance. Well, you can imagine how it's tempting to resort to symbols in lieu of words. Unfortunately, ... More >>
If you're like me and part of the bourgeoisie, you're also excited about the opening Friday morning of the I-95 pay express lanes. Because now we don't have to travel among the simpleton commuters -- we've got our own lane, H. Wayne Huizenga! For anywhere from a quarter to $6.20, you can zip past t ... More >>
This blog is not a remedy for the financial crisis. It will not defeat anti-American forces in Iraq. It will not slay any Somali pirates.Rather, it will give a loving squeeze to South Florida, extracting its most delicious, satisfying news-trients. The Juice is an ambrosia that, we hope, can provide ... More >>
Hey, sorry for not keeping the pump primed on this thing. Deep into one of those cover stories we do. But I do want to share with you my holiday card (holy shiite, this year flew by, eh?). It's from my stock broker.
Happy holidays, folks.
[Also, on a related note, the SunSentinel proclaims tod ... More >>