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Weekly News Wrap - Marlins Look for a Stadium, Pet Amnesty, Oral Sex Invite and more

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Fidel Castro Resigns. No One Cares – In Miami, the expected reaction to the news of Castro’s resignation fizzles. The media ends up caring more than the Cuban exile community.

Inflation Cuts the Fed’s Power – The Federal Reserve, despite the fact that it has cut short-term interest rates in January, has still been unable to keep the country from heading in to a recession. The Fed continues to try.

Marlins Still Looking for a Stadium – The baseball club stands to receive millions in profits from revenue generated at the new stadium if the city approves its construction. The city would have to foot the bill for the stadium’s construction almost entirely. It would cost more than $500 million.

U.S. Wary of Pakistani Election Results – Elections in Pakistan have essentially ousted Musharraf’s party from power. Musharraf, who is America’s ally, has shown undue cruelty to maintain power. This is taken as a clear rejection of U.S. policy in the region.

Sarnoff Turns Back on Blacks – Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff rebuffs the black community in Coconut Grove. He has refused constant efforts by black business owners to speak with him.

Florida Universities Try To Deal With Budget Cuts – Florida Atlantic University is considering turning back almost 2,000 students in response to $92.4 million budget cuts imposed by the state. Closing the campuses may even prove to be an alternative.

Hallmark Meat Packing Recalls Meat ... From Two Years Ago – How on Earth does a meat packing company recall meat that more likely than not has already been eaten? What is the logic here?

Get Rid of That Illegal Pet For Free – The Miami Metrozoo will host a pet amnesty day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow so that pet owners can legally release their illegal and poisonous pets. The owner will not face any charge connected to ownership of the illegal animal.

Study Reveals Hurricane Damages Doubling Every 10-15 Years – The study, conducted primarily by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, blames the fact that more and more people are living on the coast and that their lifestyle grows steadily more expensive. The damages are currently at $10 billion a year.

Bill Invites Customer to Oral Sex – After a long night and crappy service, a customer’s bill shows an explicit invitation for oral sex sandwiched between the different food items.

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