Here’s what Miami is talking about Monday:
1. Heat’s last stand: The Miami Heat plays its last home game Monday night in a showdown with the Orlando Magic. The Heat is on life support to make the playoffs. The last-regular season game is Wednesday in Philadelphia.
2. New prez: The University of Miami is expected to name a Harvard dean as its next president. Donna Shalala is stepping down after 14 years at the top. A news conference is scheduled for Monday afternoon.
3. Caffeinated: A SpaceX rocket is poised to blast off Monday afternoon from Cape Canaveral. On board: an authentic expresso maker from Italy bound for the astronauts on the International Space Station.
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4. Announcement: Sen. Marco Rubio is expected to announce his candidacy for president Monday evening at the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami.
5. Your vote: It’s time to vote in the 17th annual Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge. The contenders have laid out their plans to build the best new business.