Broward News

Morning Juice: D-Wade Is All-Star MVP; West Palm Tower Takes a Tumble

Your local headlines:

  • More than a month after the earthquake struck Haiti, the body of 19-year-old Britney Gengel was recovered from the debris of the Hotel Montana. She is the last of the four missing students from Boca's Lynn University. [Palm Beach Post]
  • In Palm Beach County, there are more than 90 boards, committees and panels that -- as far as anyone can tell -- do bupkis. [Palm Beach Post]
  • D-Wade was the MVP of yesterday's All-Star Game in Cowboys Stadium. [ESPN]
  • In Boca Raton, someone torched a van owned by a nonprofit animal shelter, which hoped to use it as a mobile veterinary clinic. [WPLG]

  • The 1515 Tower on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach imploded in spectacular, highly metaphorical fashion. The 30-story structure, which had been badly damaged during the hurricanes of 2004, is the third tallest building to ever be demolished by dynamite. Makes for one hell of a video. [WSVN]
  • Gay Rothstein, mother of disgraced attorney Scott Rothstein, sat down with Michael Mayo. Like the others close to the Ponzi schemer, she says she had no idea about his business affairs and has been devastated by the events of the past three months. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Samuel S. Brown, the first popularly elected black mayor in Broward County, died Saturday after complaining of heart trouble. He was 87. Brown served as mayor from 1998 to 2008. [Sun-Sentinel]

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Thomas Francis