Mick’s Morning News
(the news Bill selects to begin the day)
Former Congresswoman Brown Reports To Prison (Sumterville, FL) -- A former congresswoman is facing what one expert calls a rough road as she starts her life in prison. Corrine Brown reported yesterday to a federal prison in Sumter County to start serving her five-year sentence for corruption. She's in a low-security prison camp that doesn't have walls or fences, but a jail expert says other inmates will resent her for being rich and entitled. Larry Levine of Wall Street Prison Consultants tells the "Orlando Sentinel" high-profile inmates get treated like excrement. SO, LIKE SHE TREATED THE AMERICAN PUBLIC…THERE IS JUSTICE AFTER ALL!
State Rep. Fine Cites Avalanche of Corruption in Brevard County (Tallahassee, FL) -- A state rep sees what he calls an avalanche of corruption in Brevard County. State Rep. Randy Fine yesterday criticized County Commissioner Jim Barfield for believing the law doesn't apply to him. Barfield last month paid penalties over an ethics complaint having to do with his financial disclosure reports. Two other current commissioners have also faced ethics complaints, and Fine tells "Florida Today" if Washington's going to drain the swamp, Brevard needs to remove the muck. AND RANDY FINE IS RIGHT AND WRONG ON THIS ONE…WE’LL TALK IT LATER IN THE DAY ON BML.
FSU Announces New Guidelines Affecting Greek Life (Tallahassee, FL) -- Greek life will continue at FSU, but under very different circumstances. School President John Thrasher yesterday announced he's lifting the suspension of Greek life activities, but they must agree to reforms he says will shift the campus culture in the right direction. One big change is that the alcohol ban will stay in effect, but the school is open to lifting the ban at some point on a limited basis. Also, the school will almost double the number of people in charge of monitoring Greek activities, and the school will form a Greek Advisory Council.
Man Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Steal Airplanes (Tampa, FL) -- A man is facing charges for allegedly trying to steal a couple airplanes. Panama City Beach's Drew Bronnenberg was arrested this past weekend for allegedly breaking into two hangars in Tampa at Peter O. Knight Airport. Hillsborough County deputies say he tried to steal a Piper PA-12 and an Icon A5 before crashing a fuel truck into a building. He's facing several charges of grand theft and burglary. CAN’T DEIVE THE FUEL TRUCK, BUT TRIED TO STEAL AIRPLANES? NOT THE BRIGHTEST, WAS HE?
Burglary Suspects Caught on McDonald's Surveillance Camera (Pembroke Pines, FL) -- WHILE WE ARE ON STUPID CRIMINAL TRICKS: A craving for a Big Mac could prove to be the undoing of some suspected thieves. Pembroke Pines Police said yesterday that two teenagers accused of robbing a home were seen on surveillance video at a McDonald's just minutes after the incident. The two were apparently buying their food with a credit card they stole from the home on Cinnamon Place last week. The suspects were also caught on surveillance video at the home.
State Of The Union Tickets Contain Misprint (Washington, DC) -- Tickets to President Trump's first State of the Union address have to be re-printed because of a major typo. The tickets say the speech will address the "State of the Uniom." That's "Uniom" with an "M." The sergeant-at-arms admitted the mistake and said its office is fixing it and redistributing the tickets. Florida Senator Marco Rubio tweeted a picture of his ticket with the misprint and said he's looking forward to the seeing the "State of the Uniom."
New York Girl Invites the Mets to Prom (Staten Island, NY) -- A New York teen is getting the chance pose for prom pictures with her favorite baseball team. Seventeen year old Callie Quinn had no date for her High School prom. So who did she appeal to? Her favorite team, the New York Mets. After all, her middle name is "Shea", after the old stadium. And the Mets' response? If she could get half a million retweets about it--they would invite her to Citifield on May 18 to take her prom photos on the field with the players before the game. And this weekend...she hit the mark...502 thousand retweets and counting...Now Callie says she's looking for the perfect dress...in the Mets colors, blue and orange.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2016, Facebook banned private gun sales.
1973, G. Gordon Liddy and James McCord were convicted of burglary, wiretapping and attempted bugging of the Democratic headquarters at the Watergate building.
1968, North Vietnamese soldiers and Viet Cong guerrillas launched surprise attacks on South Vietnamese provincial capitals in what was known as the Tet Offensive.
1835, President Andrew Jackson survived the first ever assassination attempt on a U.S. President.