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Tue January 14, 2014

WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories For Jan. 6-10

Locals embark on the first Homestead national parks trolley ride.
Locals embark on the first Homestead national parks trolley ride.
Credit Jessica Meszaros / WLRN

This week's top attention-grabbing  stories include:  A proposal to add a Satanic statue in the Oklahoma Capitol, a Vero Beach company employing all-day surveillance of company smartphones and computers,  a free trolley giving locals access to Biscayne and Everglades national parks, and more.

Homestead launches national parks trolley: A free trolley from downtown Homestead to Biscayne and Everglades National Park hopes to increase accessibility.  The 1.5  million visitors both parks receive every year reach the park mostly without cars.

Group unveils Satan Statue design for Oklahoma: Satanists seek to place the rendering of a horned statue in the Oklahoma state Capitol. New York based Satan Temple submitted an application to a panel that runs the Capitol grounds. The application was submitted after the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued to have a stature of The Ten Commandments removed.  

Your Employer may well know you're reading this: Vero Beach based SpectorSoft  allows employers to monitor communications over company smartphones and computers  down to every keystroke.

Wise Men Say: Time for a Truce Between Atheists and Believers: Reyes Magos or Three Kings Day, grants South Florida Hispanic children an extra toy during the holiday season and marks a day of truce between atheists and believers.

Sunshine Economy: Tourism South Florida: New year, new opportunities: On this episode of Sunshine Economy: Port Everglades and PortMiami are expanding to handle more cargo and tourists. Host Tom Hudson speaks with Stephen Owens, the man behind the $1.05 billion Brickell City Center , AutoNation CEO Michael Jackson and Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza.