News Roundup: Hotel Bookings on the Rise; Heat Beat Blazers

  • Miami hotels are seeing an increase in booking this winter, but discounted rates might not help them turn a profit. [Herald]
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart received an award from the Ukraine. [Herald]
  • Here's an explanation for why all of those fancy designer stores (Gucci, Louboutin, etc.) have popped up in the Design District. [Herald]
  • There's a dog show going on at the Fair Expo Center. [CBS4]
Sports
  • Charlie Crist is wooing the Chicago Cubs in an attempt to get them to move their spring training to Florida. [NBCMiami]
  • The Miami Heat are on the West Coast, far, far away from home, but beat the Portland Trailblazers 107-100. [UPI]
  • Tony Sparano says the Dolphins haven't completely lost all playoff hope. Winning the division might be a long shot, but a wildcard berth is still possible. [PBPost]
  • A former spokesman for the Miami Hurricanes received three years in prison for having child porn. [Herald]

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