Morning Juice: Josie Lou Ratley Shows Movement; Broward Commissioner Blames Health for Political Retirement

Here's what's happening in South Florida news this Monday morning:

  • Scott Rothstein is said to have hired Mafia associates on the pretext of needing their help shredding documents that could damage the investigation into his Ponzi scheme, but while they took the money, the mobsters never destroyed the documents, which were phony. [Daily Pulp]
  • Finally, hope for the condition of 15-year-old Josie Lou Ratley, the Deerfield Beach Middle School beating victim. She's beginning to come out of a medically induced coma. [WPLG-10]
  • Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin insists that her decision to not run for reelection is entirely due to health concerns after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease six years ago, rather than a criminal investigation into her having voted on grants that her husband appears to have had a role in writing. [Miami Herald]

  • Credit's been hard to come by for a bunch of oceanside resorts that had ambitious remodeling plans but now must wait for that freeze to thaw. It might take years. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • As if they don't have enough to worry about in the Acreage, now residents are complaining about a row of streetlights on Seminole Pratt Whitney Road that they say are too bright and ruin the town's country character. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Andy Roddick, the tennis star who perfected his trade in Boca Raton camps, won the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne this weekend. He's awfully tough to beat when he's landing that first serve. [Miami Herald]

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