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Saturday, July 10, 2010

TEA TIME WITH RUMPOLE

Good Saturday morning. Here's the news you need to get you through this post holiday-weekend weekend.

TWO MURDER CASES- TWO GUILTY VERDICTS:

We told you on Wednesday that this would occur: there was a verdict Friday in the Anna Cardona case. She was convicted again of first degree murder of her child. This is the case known as the Baby Lollipops case for the t-shirt the child was wearing when his body was discovered.
The penalty phase of this case starts August 30, 2010 before Judge Reemeberto Diaz. Edith Georgi heads up the Public Defender's team.


Grady Nelson was also convicted Friday of first degree murder of his wife and the sexual assault of her two daughters. Most disturbing was that this man had a prior history of sexual assault of young children and apparently killed his wife a day or so after getting released when a sexual assault charge against him by one of his wife's daughters was dropped.
Judge Jacqueline Scola will preside over the penalty phase. David S Markus and Terry Lenamon are handling the defense while Abbe Rifkin is handling the case for the state.

Rumpole's Second Rule of Criminal Defense: Avoid verdicts on Fridays at all costs

Many times the criminal justice system works when defendants accused of heinous crimes are vigorously defended by skilled attorneys to the very best of their ability. This ensures that the horror of the crime does not blind jurors to the facts of guilt or innocence. All attorneys on both sides of these cases can take solace that their exceptional efforts and skill made the system work. Other than that, there are no winners in these tragic cases. We'll take a nice tax evasion case every time.


The nations governors are meeting in Bahstan, Mass, for the 102nd annual meeting of the National Governors association.


The Miami Heat appear in trouble with only three or four basketball players currently signed for next year. We hope Mr Riley knows what he's doing.

Mel Gibson is a racist nut. But you already knew that. Click on the link for the audio that has "N" words and so forth.


PIZZA AND TEA:

These are topics we keep close watch on. Pizza-wise, for many years it was Steve's Pizza on Biscayne and 121st Street in North Miami. Everything else was a sorry second place.
But things are looking up!

If you really crave a pizza from a wood burning oven then you must go to Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. There are restaurants in Aventura, Miami Lakes, Doral, and in South Miami at US 1 just south of Dadeland. This is a chain originating out of Ft. Lauderdale, but they do pizza right. Here's what you get: A regular pie with meatballs. Then order a separate dish of "Eggplant Marino". (Don't order the Eggplant Marino Pizza.) Then put the eggplant on the pizza with the meatballs. Get yourself the Classic Italian Salad and enjoy. You can also venture off the reservation and get the ribs with peppers. But stick with the pizza and eggplant and you'll be fine.

And here's a sleeper Pizza place: Just around the corner off of Miracle Mile in the Gables at 2413 Galiano Street is Pomodoro's Pizza. (Just across the street from the SunTrust Bank parking lot.) Nothing fancy here. It's a small restaurant. Perfect for a quick lunch in the Gables. Grab yourself two plain slices and take a seat and chat with the pizza guys. A nice cold root beer goes well with the sweet pizza sauce they use. When you're done, stroll down the block to the bookstore and peruse the bestsellers while sipping some icy latte from the Starbucks in the store. It's the perfect way to hide from Judges and clients for an hour or two in the afternoon.

And finally, a word about Tea.
Many years ago we were handling a case in San Francisco and repaired for the afternoon after court to a tea house (no drinking when in trial.) We ordered a fresh brewed green tea that had some toasted brown rice in it. Absolutely wonderful. Indeed for all these years we have been ordering the tea from the shoppe. Now we saw in our local market that the Republic of Tea is now selling the same tea.
It's called "Tea Of Inquiry" and is sold loose. So what you need to get is a small tea pot with a filter.

Try the tea with some Agave nectar. Agave is a natural sweetener made from cactus. It looks like honey. It has a very low impact on the glycemic index which means it is much healthier for you than sugar or honey. It goes great in coffee or tea. Its available at Whole Foods or from Amazon. Try the Organic Blue- it's light and sweet.

One final word of advice from Rumpole. Stop with the artificial sweeteners. That includes Splenda. You are better off with sugar. Your body knows what sugar is and can process it. Your body does not know what an artificial sweetener is and cannot process it. Repeat- that includes Splenda which is more full of chemicals than they like to admit. Stop with the diet soda. Drink water, tea or our drink- fresh squeezed lemons and limes with cold water sweetened with Agave. We recently told a young woman who was having trouble losing weight with her diet to give up diet soda. "Drink one regular soda a day if you must and drink our lemon/limeade for the rest of the day. Try it for a month." She did and immediately lost 20 pounds. You see, when her body had to stop struggling processing the 5-7 diet sodas she was drinking, it could turn its attention to burning fat, which it did.

See you next week, with a slice of pizza in one hand, and a lemon/limeade in the other.



28 comments:

Anonymous said...

The question about the upcoming election is this- why do the Judges who have opponents have.....opponents?
Simply look at the comparison-

Bloom v. Ed Newman

Beth Bloom- no opponents- why? incredible judge, good person, fair attorney.

Ed Newman- opponent- why? rude, unfair, unpredictable-

Regardless of Newman's election outcome, he would be wise to think hard about his legacy on the bench......so far, not so good.

Anonymous said...

If you really want great italian food and want to travel north of the Border, try Napoli Italian Restaurant on US1 between Hollywood Blvd and Sheridan. It's freestanding building on west side of street. Unbeliveably good and pretty inexpensive. Try shrimp parm.
And try the chief's special tow layer pizza

Anonymous said...

Oh my God! You saved that woman's life! I mean, ut was only a matter of time before her body was processing so much diet soda that it wouldn't have time to process oxygen, forget about fat. 'Your body doesn't have time to process fat because it is busy with artificial sweetness?' Dumbass, ill informed advice. Next you'll be telling us not to get vacininated. Keep the quack, science advice to yourself, dummy.

Anonymous said...

Want the best pizza by the slice north of the border. Go to Mauro's in downtown Hollywood, south side of the street on the corner of 19th. grab a cold beer and sit outside and watch the crowd.

Rumpole said...

First of all you must really love my blog because you read the whole thing. Or do you have trouble reading and just like looking at the pictures? Either way. bravo for trying to better your sorry self.

If you want to know the whole secret to great health and losing weight then go hear and read this Doctor's book. http://www.21centurymed.com/

Actually besides getting the young woman off of artificial sweeteners I suggested she take her temperature every morning and when it was low she followed the advice of Dr Starr and took iodine supplements and saw a local doctor who prescribed the desiccated thyroid supplements. All of those things allowed her to detox and get her body and thyroid running right.

Why don't you get up off your couch, put down the computer, read the book, take your temperature every morning, get some exercise and maybe I'll save your sorry ass life as well.

Rumpole said...

First of all you must really love my blog because you read the whole thing. Or do you have trouble reading and just like looking at the pictures? Either way. bravo for trying to better your sorry self.

If you want to know the whole secret to great health and losing weight then go here and read this Doctor's book. http://www.21centurymed.com/

Actually besides getting the young woman off of artificial sweeteners I suggested she take her temperature every morning and when it was low she followed the advice of Dr Starr and took iodine supplements and saw a local doctor who prescribed the desiccated thyroid supplements. All of those things allowed her to detox and get her body and thyroid running right.

Why don't you get up off your couch, put down the computer, read the book, take your temperature every morning, get some exercise and maybe I'll save your sorry ass life as well.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That was like deja vu all over again.

Anonymous said...

Rump! Was house shopping in Pinecrest. Made an offer- the wife and I went out to eat and lo and behold there was Anthony's Coal Fired. Pulled in and here's my review- the pizza is awesome, We had half mushroom half broccoli rabe. The Anthony's salad is fantastic and the Eggplant Marino was amazing. But what you missed was the ribs. Made with hot and sweet peppers we took an order home for dinner and WOW!

Thanks for the tip Rumpster. Plus we saw the mad Ruskie himself- Vic Vedmed taking out some pizza for the family.

Anonymous said...

I think the rascist comment of Gibson's was dicta; the holding seems to be totally breast-related, and I think Mel is being very unfair and shortsighted. the crotch comments appear also to be dicta, but to bbsure a photo exhibit would have been helpful.

My Two Sons said...

1. Primo Pizza (beach location only)
2. Miami's Best Pizza (across from UM)
3. Frankie's Pizza (Bird Rd)
4. Honorable Mention (Conca D'Oro in Hollywood)

Anonymous said...

Miami's Best (formerly, and the original Little Caesar's) and Frankie's, get my vote. Miami Native here, I don't go north of the border unless I have to.

Anonymous said...

Miami's best is putrid. The interior is old and dirty and so is the pizza. Only some South Beach Yahoo who thinks he's slumming when he goes to south miami would think Miami's Best Pizza is any good.

Anonymous said...

I agree, Phil.

S. Training said...

Want the best pizza by the slice north of the border. Go to Mauro's in downtown Hollywood, south side of the street on the corner of 19th. grab a cold beer and sit outside and watch the crowd. .Actually besides getting the young woman off of artificial sweeteners I suggested she take her temperature every morning and when it was low she followed the advice of Dr Starr and took iodine supplements and saw a local doctor who prescribed the desiccated thyroid supplements. All of those things allowed her to detox and get her body and thyroid running right.

Anonymous said...

Try Ciro's across from the Falls between Publix and Outback. Great pizza and food. Closed on Mondays.

I am also a Native and think Miami's Best is top three in the area. Yeah the place is old but so what? Don't be a snob.

Anonymous said...

Where is your world cup coverage Rump?!

Anonymous said...

Yahoo lists Cassola's in 17th Avenue between Coral Way and US-1 as one of the 100 best pizzerias in the U.S.

Anonymous said...

I'm watching the final game of the World Cup and it looks like the Netherlands are playing the Dade County Jail. Spain must have copied their uniforms from the ones worn by DCJ inmates.

Anonymous said...

Best pizza is at El Polo Norte in Hialeah, right off the Palmetto. Great lobster pizza with real lobster chunks.

Anonymous said...

Spain won 1-0 in extra innings.

Anonymous said...

Horace
Pizza and Itailian food, forgetaboutit. ROCCOs by the band shell on Hollywood Boardwalk blk east A!A & Johnson ( or so) . Great Pizza n itail. Owners Dad is from Siccila y Rocco still is behind thhe line. a True Hole in the wall w/ great food. the calzone is great and rolled eggplant to die for..
D. Sisselman.

Anonymous said...

I recently had a trial before Beth Bloom. Without a doubt, one of the best members of the judiciary (much smarter than a lot of circuit judges). Every time she denied/overruled one of my motions/objections, I never felt disrespected - even though I made a lot of mistakes. Great judge!

Anonymous said...

howcome you print the names of defense lawyers who win cases but not the prosecutors who do the same?

Anonymous said...

Props for La Dolce Vita on Douglas just north of the park . Philip makes a great pie and a great salad called, oddly enough Philip's salad.

Anonymous said...

Casola's is overrated. They don't take any care in making their pies...more interested in moving the crowd through. Greasy mozzarella and soft wet crust forces knife and fork eating.

Anthony's Coal Fired makes a great pie with crispy crust and a high quality set of ingredients. Its sit down pizza, for sure, but a feast. Eggplant Marino is light even though breaded. Slices are thin but not soft. Sauce is fresh.

Frankie's Pizza makes a nice slice you can eat standing up.

Miami's Best was a tradition. That and it's location across from UM is the only thing that keeps it on the radar. Free refills of soda is a plus.

A real slice should never, ever have lobster, chicken, ham and pineapple or goat cheese.

Anonymous said...

I 2nd Ciro's across from the Falls. Good Pizza!

And instead of the always crowded trendy Anthony's on 104th and US-1, just go a little further south to Di Napoli in the suniland shopping center. Pizza is similar to Anthonys but is not burnt.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who can give advice on where to find the best pizza and how to lose 20 pounds all in the same breath must be a bright guy.

And remember, pizza is like sex - even when its bad, its pretty good.

Signed

Anonymous and Hungry

dianne glick said...

You won't believe where my husband and I had the best pizza we have had in Miami! Mount Sinai Hospital Cafeteria!!!! One slice is the size of 2 normal slices -price- just a scotch over $2.00. The crust was just perfect with a fabulous tomato sauce and the top fully covered with perfect cheese. They had a wonderful selection of pizzas and each one looked better than the next. Dianne Glick