Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Tuesday


1. Broward’s school district on Tuesday is set to vote on the first big piece of its construction outsourcing plan — a plan already generating controversy.

2. The Miami-Dade County Commission on Tuesday will be to uphold or override a veto by Mayor Carlos Gimenez. On Saturday, Gimenez rejected the commission’s decision two weeks ago to restore most county workers’ pay by ending a requirement that they contribute 5 percent of their base pay toward group healthcare costs.

3. A Broward jury is weighing life in prison or the death sentence for Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari for the 2001 gangland-style slaying of prominent businessman Gus Boulis. Ferrari's attorney was scheduled Tuesday to put on the defense's case in hopes of persuading the jurors to recommend the life sentence for the killing of Boulis.

4. A 3-year-old boy is recovering at a Miami hospital after undergoing a five-organ transplant. Adonis Ortiz underwent the multivisceral transplant in October at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He received a new liver, pancreas, stomach and small and large intestines. He and his doctors will attend a new conference Tuesday.

5. A cool start to Tuesday brought sub-60 temperatures to several parts of South Florida. Afternoon warm-up is forecast in the upper-70s with an overnight low in the upper-50s.

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