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Lobsters' Revenge

The carnage of Mideast crisis gave way on the front page of the Sun-Sentinel to the killing caused by lobster season. Three people did die in the rush to eat the succulent flesh of crustaceans roaming the ocean floor, but I'm not sure it's quite time to relegate the new Lebanon War to the back pages.

The newspaper, to be fair, did have a little nugget about the war on the front page's bottom drawer, or Daily Digest, as it's called. Am I the only one who's noticed that thing is growing at about the same rate as the national debt? It's damn near reached the fold.

The highlight of the newspaper today was Chan Lowe's cartoon, "Uppity Puppet." I'll post it as soon as I can figure out how. I couldn't even find it on the web site.

-- I guess Dan Marino didn't get the memo about the buyer's market in real estate these days. Almost $16 million for a jock's gaudy palace in Weston? Nuh-uh.

-- In the Palm Beach Post, we have Daphne Duret's touching story about two lovers denied the chance to marry. Convicted murderer Tyrone Coates fell in love with his prison guard, Melinda Hall. Now the prison won't let Hall, who resigned her prison post, visit Coates or the couple to wed. It's not the first time Coates has had a conflict with the people housing him. He's in prison for beating and strangling his landlord to death.

-- In case you missed it, Miami New Times editor Chuck Strouse totally busted El Nuevo Herald for using one of the oldest propaganda tools in the book.

-- Yahoo's Kevin Sites has one of the best and most immediate reports from the Lebanon war zone you'll find.

-- And lastly, off-point, I've always felt like Howard Dean was a giant idiot. Now I'm sure of it.

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Journalist Bob Norman has been raking the muck of South Florida for the past 25 years. His work has led to criminal cases against corrupt politicians, the ouster of bad judges from the bench, and has garnered dozens of state, regional, and national awards.
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