Florida's top news story of this past
year according to the vox pop around
here was the Causeway Cannibal Attack . . .
A Haitian man, who had been circulating in an outdoor social gathering where someone could have slipped a strange mickey into his drink, attacked a homeless man who was sleeping on the MacArthur Causeway and then gnawed off most of his victim's facial features. Even Carl Kolchak couldn't have made it up!
In sharp contrast, newspaper members of the Associated Press chose the Sanford Shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman as Florida's top news story.
That story may have been distinctive because it had the worst quality reportage of any American news story over the year.