Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Wednesday

Outdoor movies are back in Miami Beach.
Outdoor movies are back in Miami Beach.

1. The fate of a Walmart planned for Midtown Miami goes to the city zoning board on Wednesday evening, with opponents arguing that the project doesn’t meet neighborhood standards. Whatever the decision, it can be appealed to Miami city commissioners.

2.A West African man is due in a Fort Lauderdale federal courtroom to enter a plea on U.S. charges of trying to broker an illegal deal to ship tons of uranium ore from Sierra Leone to Iran. A hearing was set for Wednesday for 33-year-old Patrick Campbell, who was indicted on a charge of attempting illegal exports to Iran. The charge carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence and up to $1 million fine.

3. The outdoor movies projected on a giant wall at Miami Beach’s SoundScape Park are back Wednesday night. First up: The Great Gatsby. Movie time is 8 p.m. at the corner of 17th Street and Washington Avenue, outside the theater where the New World Symphony plays.

4. It’s better in the Bahamas for the Miami Heat, where the team is hitting the court for training camp. Backdrop is the idyllic Atlantis Paradise Resort. A short walk from where LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh began working their bodies back into shape, tourists swam with dolphins in a manmade lagoon, people flumed down a water slide built through the middle of a shark tank and Carnival cruise ships came and went from a harbor not too far away.

5. The wet weather is back. Forecasters say there is a 30 to 40 percent chance of rain Wednesday before drier weather returns later in the week.

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