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Friday, November 16, 2012
TOBACCO ROAD TURNS 100
Happy Birthday to Tobacco Road, the venerable Miami watering hole, scenes of countless celebrations by lawyers and a few commiserations- for which a few cold ones helped ease the pain of an adverse verdict. The bar turns 100 this weekend.
REGB Trivia question: Which Miami Judge's family had an ownership interest in the bar?
Manuel Pardo: Remember him? The Sweetwater cop, ex-boy scout, serial killer? Judge Blake denied a stay of execution. Execution date: December 11, 2012. David Ovalle and the Herald report the story here. ASA David Waksman was the prosecutor.
Dolphins lose again. At least they won't lose this Sunday. Devon Bess had a very sweet TD catch but it was not enough. Plus two late INTs sealed Tannehill and the Fin's fate.
There is NOTHING good about what is going in in Gaza. Mark our words, this could get very ugly very quickly. If you have money in the market, keep in close contact with your broker.
The movie Lincoln opens today. There was a private screening for POTUS in the white house yesterday afternoon. We couldn't make it.
For those of you who follow "Biglaw" Cravath named five new partners. "Of all the words of song and pen, the saddest are these-'it might have been'. "
Tragedy strikes as Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread, is shutting down, beset by debt, bankruptcy and bakers on strike.
Another beautiful weekend coming up, followed by a short week (Thanksgiving). Don't you love this time of year?
See You In Court.