Morning Juice: Rothstein Story Never Sleeps; Dolphins Buried by Buffalo Stampede

If you don't bother to pick up a paper over the long, luxurious holiday, here's what you missed in the local news:

  • Let's try to sum up the weekend's offerings on Daily Pulp, which remains ground for all things Rothstein. The Ponzi schemer is said to have treated his law firm as his personal harem. The wire transfers Rothstein made from Morocco suggest the possibility he was worried about settling debts with Israeli organized crime. It's getting uglier for Sheriff Al Lamberti, his sidekick and Rothstein's two law partners, all of whom are connected by some fishy political contributions. Finally, an ultra-premium vodka brand is going to have to fork over its ultra-premium Rothstein investment to the feds. Phew! Is it safe to say the Norman family's Thanksgiving celebration has been rescheduled for February?
  • The Fins imploded yesterday in Buffalo, turning a fourth quarter touchdown lead into a blowout loss. Henne tossed three interceptions and Ricky Williams contributed one of his own. Is this the Wildcat's 15th minute? [NFL.com]
  • Police are still looking for Paul Michael Merhige, the 35-year-old man who shot six people after Thanksgiving dinner at a home in Jupiter, killing four. They're following investigative leads in Michigan. [WPTV-5]

  • The long, sordid tale of Dalia Dippolito, the Boynton Beach gold-digger willing to go to murderous lengths to get her husband's money. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Let Them Eat Copays! No wonder Florida political figures don't have an announce of sympathy for people who can't afford insurance. Those political figures get their insurance for free. [Miami Herald]

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