Loria Responds, Cabbies Suffer, FAU Imprisoned
The local personalities, egos, and public figures who swung through the news cycle this week, ranked by New Times' crack research department using a highly scientific algorithm (i.e., calculating the mean number of these you can look at before getting misty).
5. Broward Taxi Drivers. Protest is riding the February air these days. When Yellow Cab employees in Broward went code-red over newly installed cab-tracking devices, they took the issue public. On Tuesday, drivers showed up as usual at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport but refused to take on any passengers. Reports of a sing-along and acid test are unconfirmed.
4. Stop Owlcatraz Campaigners. Campus demonstrations, sit-ins, and social-justice-speak are enough to make anyone do a doubletake here in 2013. But for all this to happen in the sun-sick apathy of South Florida... in Boca Raton, no less -- that's impressive. Since Florida Atlantic University announced last week that its stadium would be named after a world leader in locking up folks, student activists have been fighting back. Hats off.