News archive from 22 July 2013

Spanish or English? The dilemma of the booming Hispanic TV market

Spanish or English? The dilemma of the booming Hispanic TV market

In the western reaches of Miami-Dade County, the two powerhouses of American Hispanic TV have been working at full swing since dawn. At the Univision studios in Doral, the five hosts of Despierta América (Wake Up America ) are throwing their...

 
growing a long-lasting business

growing a long-lasting business

Bill Fernandez, the founder and president of Continental Flowers in Miami, got started in the cut flower business in 1968 when he was 14 years old, helping out in his mother's small florist shop in Hialeah, called Le Printemps. Six years later, he...

 
Startup Spotlight: Munchkin Fun Classes

Startup Spotlight: Munchkin Fun Classes

Munchkin Fun Classes Headquarters: Miami; the company is currently incubating at Venture Hive. Concept: Munchkin Fun functions like a curated TicketMaster for kids programming — the single place to find, enroll in and pay for kids classes...

 

Peter Zalewski: Developers binge on condo proposals in new economy

South Florida condo developers have been on a binge, proposing an average of nearly 1,000 new units monthly for the tri-county coastal region since October 2012. After needing 20 months to reach the 10,000-proposed-condos threshold east of Interstate...

 
Decision to be made on brain-dead Homestead toddler

Decision to be made on brain-dead Homestead toddler

The family of a two-year-old left brain dead after he was allegedly injured by his father is expected to be removed from life support on Sunday. Already arrested in the case is Angel Luis Villegas, 29, of Homestead. The father of eight for now has...

 

Love what you do because passion drives excellence

As annoying as some airplane passengers we wind up sitting next to can be, particularly on long flights, when all you want to do is sleep, and all they want to do is wake you up to talk about… NOTHING, it's important to remember that every...

 

School-grade sanity

State Education Commissioner Tony Bennett gets a B+. Based on a task force's concerns, he recommended that the formula used to calculate letter grades schools receive after their students take high-stakes, standardized tests be revised. The tweaks...

 
Most of Al Qaeda's big names have have been either captured or killed, but some remain.

Most of Al Qaeda's big names have have been either captured or killed, but some remain.

WASHINGTON — It was the “bullhorn moment” that launched the War on Terror. Amid the ruins of the World Trade Center, then-President George W. Bush draped his left arm around Firefighter Bob Beckwith while holding a bullhorn with his right. AP Osama...

 
Dickey hit hard as Rays beat Blue Jays 4-3

Dickey hit hard as Rays beat Blue Jays 4-3

TORONTO -- R.A. Dickey couldn't give the struggling Toronto Blue Jays the start they needed to stop their latest losing skid. Luke Scott and Kelly Johnson hit back-to-back home runs, Evan Longoria also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays survived a late...

 

Astros cut Pena and Cedeno

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have designated veterans Carlos Pena and Ronny Cedeno for assignment. The two were among the only experienced players on this rebuilding team. The 35-year-old Pena, who hit 39 homers in 2009 with Tampa Bay, signed with...

 
Joss Whedon talks comics, 'Avengers,' 'SHIELD'

Joss Whedon talks comics, 'Avengers,' 'SHIELD'

SAN DIEGO -- Joss Whedon is the busiest man at Comic-Con. The multihyphenate visionary talked television on Friday, film on Saturday and rounded out the four-day geek extravaganza meeting with fans and talking with reporters Sunday at the Dark Horse...

 

UNLV researchers find lead in Mexican hot sauces

LAS VEGAS -- University of Nevada, Las Vegas researchers have found that several hot sauce brands sold in the U.S. contain dangerous levels of lead. Researchers examined 25 bottles of hot sauce imported from Mexico and South America and purchased from...

 

NC lawmakers await a contentious final week

RALEIGH The North Carolina General Assembly is poised for another contentious week as it tackles the budget, and bills that would change voter ID and state gun laws. House and Senate Republicans, like Democratic leaders once in charge before them,...

 

Citizenship status no issue at Camino charity

Angel Mora is a soft-spoken undocumented immigrant with a wife, two children and a job that earns him just enough to pay for their food and rent in Charlotte. Medical care is a luxury, however, so the 40-year-old is among the thousands of Latinos...

 

Jamie Lovemark wins Midwest Classic

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Jamie Lovemark won the Midwest Classic on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour title, holing a 15-foot par putt on the final hole for a 5-under 66 and a one-stroke victory. The 25-year-old Lovemark finished at 18-under 266 at...

 

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