Morning Juice: A Plan for Protecting Coast Without Relying on BP; Waterslides May Be Next Tourist Trap

The news this Wednesday morning in Broward and Palm Beach:

  • Palm Beach County doesn't trust BP to protect its sensitive marine life. The county is looking to hire a private contractor to install booms that can soak up oil along 14 miles of waterway. BP will be expected to pick up the tab. [Palm Beach Post]
  • The layoff of more than 1,000 Broward County School District employees became official last night at the School Board meeting. It's a necessary step for closing a $131 million budget shortfall. [WPLG-10]
  • Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale may be replaced by a waterpark now that city commissioners have voted to begin negotiations with a developer who claims his attraction would bring 10,000 visitors per day. [Sun-Sentinel]

  • With its pilots on strike and flight attendants being laid off, Spirit is no longer the darling of the national airline industry. [Miami Herald]
  • Palm Beach Sheriff Ric Bradshaw will meet with county commissioners today to discuss how he can trim $25 million from his budget. [WPTV-5]


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