Friday, October 5

SoFlo Reality Video Attack -

Peter Rosello, the 20-year-old son of local Reality TV star Alexia Echevarria, has been accused of an unprovoked attack on a homeless man.

Police learned of the alleged attack from TMZ. Battery on a homeless person is a third-degree felony. The 62-year-old homeless man told police he wants to press charges.

Alexia Echevarria is featured in Cable TV Bravo's Real Housewives of Miami series, now in its second season. Police are in negotiations with her son's attorney, even though they claim they have probable cause to arrest the 20-year-old.

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Wednesday, October 3

Sailing Capers (3#) -

Thomas A Siracuse, 55, was sentenced yesterday to more than 10 years in federal prison for his part in a conspiracy which imported millions of dollars worth of marijuana mostly from Jamaica into the U.S. inside his specially outfitted 52-foot sailboat apparently based in a Fort Lauderdale marina.

Also reportedly involved in the caper was Nicolau Duailibi, 59, a boat captain from Broward County, and 49-year-old Robert Fleishman.

We're gonna missya, Special Agent
John V Gillies - mon petit doigt me l'a dit.

# ART BOLO: A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information leading to the recovery of a Renoir oil painting which was stolen during an armed robbery last year from a Houston home. It's known as Madeleine Leaning on Her Elbow with Flowers in Her Hair. The 1918 painting was taken with its frame intact.

# Local SoFlo Blogger Ferfe LaBat, who has been mysteriously AWOL from the Blogosphere for a while, has resurfaced with an E-Book called Revenge Gifts, as noted on her blog.

Congratulations to Cindy!

A rising tide lifts all boats.


Sunday, September 30

Confusing Trayvon Narratives -

Hal Boedeker and Martin E Comas offer a sweeping survey of how Media coverage of the Trayvon Martin Shooting has impacted on the public's perceptions or misperceptions of the case.

"But it falls to the public to recognize the difference between commentary and fact-based journalism."

As you may have realized by now, I have tried to provide my readers with an alternate perspective, especially because of the herd or pack journalism phenomenon which has increased so much lately.

Verklempt? Discuss amongst yourselves!


Weekend Browsing -

Singer-songwriter Neil Young . . .
pens his memoir Waging Heavy Peace in an informal, rambling way which many of his fans may find irresistible, according to this review by Wesley Stace at the WSJ.

# Joyce Johnson's new book
The Voice Is All is about Jack Kerouac.

# A stolen Renoir painting
 is found at a flea market from NPR.

# An old-fashioned love story
set in 1940s New York City:
In Sunlight and Shadow by Mark Helprin
is reviewed by Ellen Emry Heltzel.

# A long-lost essay
by Agatha Christie surfaces.