... thanks to this article by Wanda J. DeMarzo and Diana Moskovitz in the Miami Herald this morning. A tipster says Molly Selby, the mother of hospitalized baby Patrick, might be in Miami right now, but I emphasize the "might," because it's just one lead and it's not substantiated.
You know, even if Molly is found and manages to get some help, she might never change her self-destructive ways. But it's going to ease the pain of her family just a bit to know where she is. The best thing for her right now is to be incarcerated so that she is at least off the streets. Then everybody can go from there.
After the jump: More Thoughts on Molly, The Bitch Has Resigned, And Bon Voyage, Julia
Hopefully the coverage on Molly Selby will do some good. I know one thing: There's a family in Washington that thinks South Florida is a special place right now just because people took the time to tell their story during an extraordinarily difficult time. The Herald really fleshed out the story and stepped up to the plate in a big way, just as a good newspaper should do. Rick at Stuck on the Palmetto also chimed in (I'll link the site later -- right now it's says it's being moved). One question: Why did the Sun-Sentinel not act on this story? It all started on their Web site. When I saw the desperate message from Cathy Winters on the site, I contacted her in Washington state, fully expecting her to say that a Sentinel reporter had already reached out to her. Not so. Instead she had gotten only silence, which I think is a sad statement for the Sentinel.
-- Jean Carey has resigned her post as music editor and author of "The Bitch" column in Miami New Times. I have no idea what led to the oft-controversial Carey's departure (hey, what's a columnist worth if they aren't controversial), but MNT Editor Chuck Strouse did tell me that her last day will be Tuesday. The Pulp only wishes her well.
In other NT news, Julia Reischel, a fellow reporter at New Times Broward*Palm Beach, is departing back to Boston after a stint of nearly a year. Reischel wrote some amazing stories during her short time in South Florida and will be sorely missed by all of us who worked -- and occasionally played -- with her.