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Chavez Wins
12:21 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Chavez' Win Broke Hearts In Doral

At outdoor election watch parties such as this one in the Venezuelan enclave of Doral, the excitement did not outlive the vote count.
Credit Melissa Sanchez / El Nuevo Herald
  • WLRN's Phil Latzman covers the aftermath of the Venezuelan election with this double interview. Miami Herald reporter Jim Wyss is on the ground in Caracas and El Nuevo Herald editor Teresa Frontado describes the expatriates' journey to vote in New Orleans.
  • This is El Nuevo Herald's Melissa Sanchez describing the mood collapse in Doral as Sunday's vote count turned against Chavez challenger Henrique Capriles.

In South Florida's Venezuelan enclave of Doral this weekend, happy confidence turned to shock and dismay in about the time it took to count the ballots in Caracas.

Fifty-eight-year-old Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez had won his third re-election campaign decisively, defeating Miranda state Gov. Henrique Capriles by a margin of more than 10 percent.

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WLRN-Herald News
8:59 am
Tue October 9, 2012

NEWSCAST: Deadlines To Vote

Alan Cleaver

Time is running out to register to vote in the November election, and a new television network is coming to Miami.

Check out these stories and more in the WLRN Miami Herald News at 7.

Univision And ABC
7:38 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Univision And ABC Are Partnering In English

Univision news anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas grilled President Obama during this Sept. 20 event at the University of Miami. Mitt Romney was on the same stage two days before.
Credit Carolyn Kaster

  Spanish language broadcaster Univision and ABC will open a 24-hour cable channel in the Miami area, the Miami Herald reports today.

Programming will be in English but produced with a Latin perspective. Herald reporter Doug Hanks got a look at documents that describe the project:

The joint venture is expected to employ about 350 

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Health
7:21 am
Tue October 9, 2012

How Sunlight Weakens Your Skin

Stefano Amabili walks under the sun in Miami Beach, Florida, in May. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that more people are using sunscreen and protecting themselves from the sun's rays.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 9:53 am

A sunny day at the beach has plusses and minuses for your health.

A little bit of sun can help your body produce vitamin D, but the sun's ultraviolet radiation raises your risk for skin cancer. And, it turns out, UV radiation poses another threat — it physically weakens your skin.

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WLRN-Miami Herald News
6:56 am
Tue October 9, 2012

NEWSCAST: South Florida Reacts To Chavez

Hugo Chavez has been the president of Venezuela since 1999.
CIA World FactBook

Venezuelans living in South Florida are reacting to the reelection of Hugo Chavez and the Florida Board of Education is meeting today in Orlando. 

Check out these stories and more in WLRN Miami Herald News.

News
5:11 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

FAMU Hazing Trial Begins Monday, Champion's Parents Talk To Katie Couric

Katie Couric talks with Pamela and Robert Champion Sr.
Ida Asute/Disney-ABC Domestic Television

Eleven people accused in the fatal beating of Florida A&M University (FAMU) drum major Robert Champion are scheduled to go on trial this Monday.

They’re facing felony charges of hazing resulting in death.

All are connected to FAMU’s famed Marching 100 band, which has been suspended indefinitely.

The hazing happened after a football game in Orlando last November.

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The Florida Roundup
12:00 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Jobs And The Economy

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debated the state of the American economy this week - we analyze what that might mean for Florida's economy. How has federal stimulus impacted Florida’s recovery? We hear from you on whether stimulus money has worked where you live. And we explain the troubles of US Century Bank.

News
6:28 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Fort Lauderdale Welcomes Air Show Back To Town

A SEAL on the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, flys an 800-square-foot American flag
Flickr/Official U.S. Navy Imagery

At Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Banyan Air Service is getting ready to host some high-flying guests. And Bruce Woodrell says he's ready.

"It's good to have the crowds back,” says Woodrell, Banyan’s Customer Relations Manager.  “You know, you’ve got three-million people out to see the Air Show. It benefits everybody." 

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Environment
4:54 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Proposed Windfarm Becomes A Debate Over Creating Jobs And Protecting Wildlife

Wind turbines in California
Justin Smiley/flickr.com

When it comes to clean energy projects like wind farms, where people stand on a proposal sometimes depends on where they sit. Take the case of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, certainly a champion of green causes — until someone proposed building a wind farm off Cape Cod, where the liberal lion liked to do his sailing.

He fought the wind farm until he died.

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Transportation
3:30 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

How Miami Is Climbing The List Of Top Bike-Friendly Cities

Cyclists ride through the streets of Miami as part of a monthly bike ride called Critical Mass.
Tropical Pedicabs/flickr.com

Miami recently jumped ten spots on Bicycling magazine’s list of the country’s top, bike-friendly cities. It’s the fastest rising city on the list.

But just four years ago, Miami was put on a list of the worst cities to bike in according to Bicycling magazine senior editor Emily Furia.

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The Florida Roundup
12:00 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

We Want You!

During our pledge drive, we highlight the work of reporters from the WLRN-Miami Herald newsroom. They give us the latest on Governor Rick Scott's voter purge efforts. How many non-citizens are actually registered to vote and voting? The November ballot will include several proposed amendments to the state constitution. Ashley Lopez and Sarah Gonzalez tell us about them. Plus: more evidence on allegations that Republican Congressman David Rivera funded a Democratic candidate's campaign. Our guests from WLRN also include Dan Grech, Sammy Mack, Kelley Mitchell and Kenny Malone. 

The Florida Roundup
12:00 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Panel Discusses Gov. Scott's Economic Policy

Romey on Univision TV

New figures show incomes in the South Florida region have dropped, and Florida's unemployment figure of 8.8% remains unchanged.  Has Governor Rick Scott's economic policy made any difference?  Meanwhile, Mitt Romney looks to recover from gaffes about the 47% made at a Boca Raton fundraiser. Both he and Barack Obama spoke at Univision forums in Miami to appeal to Hispanic voters.  Plus: after testimony by victims' families, will a state task force recommend changes to the Stand Your Ground law?

Real Estate
9:13 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Palm Beach County’s Middle Class Still Waiting For Promised “Workforce Housing”

Flickr/Dean Terry

A controversial agreement between Palm Beach County and developers is finally producing reduced-price homes for low- to middle-income families.

It’s just not happening fast enough.

In 2006, at the height of South Florida’s building boom, the county decided to set aside affordable housing for its workforce.  So it struck what sounded like a sweet deal for developers: they could build more houses than usual within certain areas, provided they knock down some prices. 

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Technology And Medicine
11:31 am
Fri September 14, 2012

How Telemedicine Works At Home

 

Every morning at 10:00 a.m., congestive heart failure patient Marilyn Yeats of Naples conducts her own health checkup with the help of a computer.

Call it a virtual visit. She uses a home health guide to send her vitals to her nurse in Tampa Bay via the internet.

“This program is having your own private nurse,” says Yeats.

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News
12:00 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Christine DiMattei, Palm Beach County Floods

Tropical Storm Isaac causes unprecedented flooding in western Palm Beach County.

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