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- There's a green mamba on the loose. The poisonous serpent bit a man in Hollywood. He's responding well to treatment, reports Alexia Campbell and Rafael Olmeda in the Sun-Sentinel. But now the question is exactly how this snake managed to get here. "No one in Florida has a license to own a green mamba," the reporters note dryly. Well, I find the DMV is punishment enough without having to also pay a visit to the green mamba license window.
- Mitra Malek and Paul Quinlan of the Palm Beach Post report on the relative civility at yesterday's health-care forums by Congressmen Robert Wexler and Alcee Hastings: "Unlike some other health care forums around the country, nobody was arrested, no one was hanged in effigy and nobody brought guns, deputies said." Progress! The Miami Herald's Chuck Fadely has video that gives you a good feel for tenor of the debate outside the forum.
- Here's one for you amateur detectives: In West Palm, a naked man with gunshots to his torso ran to neighbors, then pleaded with them to call police. Then he refused to cooperate with police. Figure that one out.