Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Wednesday


1. Should Miami-Dade school bus service be outsourced? Wednesday’s School Board meeting could bring throngs of drivers and aides in protest as School Board members are expected to vote on a plan to review outsourcing efforts by other school districts.

2. After several days of delay caused by an attorney's illness, testimony is scheduled to resume Wednesday in the trial of two men accused in the 2001 killing of prominent South Florida businessman Gus Boulis. Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes said the trial would resume assuming attorney David Bogenschutz is well enough to continue.

3. Crabbers are crabby as stone crab season gets underway. They want more money from Joe’s, the venerable South Beach restaurant celebrating its 100th anniversary. A small group of fisherman in Everglades City is refusing to catch the crustaceans unless the top buyer of claws raises its initial price of $7 a pound.

4. Taxpayers spend about $355 million each year subsidizing South Florida-based Burger King’s low-wage workers, according to a new report critical of the nation’s fast-food chains for their indirect reliance on public assistance programs.

5. Cooler nights and hot days are in South Florida’s forecast this week, with just a 10 percent chance of rain on Wednesday. Afternoon highs will reach into the mid-to-upper 80s, overnight lows in the upper-60s and low-70s.

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