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Go Inside The Trip Of A Lifetime

In January 2013, six Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communication students got the opportunity of a lifetime. Accompanied by a professor/editor, they headed to Washington, D.C, to cover the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Here is a mini-documentary the students shot and edited about their trip to the capital with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Coordinating ...

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How A Spark For An Idea For A Sneaker Turned Crystal4U Into A Sparkling Business

These pairs of Converse, embedded using Swarovski crystals by Cynthia Rodriguez, go for about $250. Tatiana Bonilla/South Florida News Service.         By Tatiana Bonilla Read in The Miami Herald During her freshman year in high school, Megan Rodriguez, now 21, wore Converse sneakers of various colors almost every day. Her signature style of shoes would not change, even ...

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Website Aims To Make Dreams Come True

Martin Parlato, CEO and co-founder of Posibl.com, during a recent  visit to South Florida.  Courtesy of Posibl.com           By Ivelisse Aparicio Martin del Valle, a 5-year-old boy who suffers from Nephrotic Syndrome, a debilitating condition that damages the kidneys, had one of his biggest dreams come true: Meeting his soccer idol, Juan Roman Riquelme, from Argentinian ...

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“Lawyers On The Run” Raises Funds For Free Legal Services

Waiting for the race to begin, walkers and runners warm up at the first annual CABA Pro Bono Project “Lawyers on the Run” 5K Race, in 2012. This year, the group is having its 5K on April 20 in Tropical Park in Miami. Gort Productions       By Daniel Espinosa Read in The Miami Herald Norma Garcia, 67, knows firsthand ...

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Eco-friendly Dry Cleaner In West Palm Beach Focuses On Service, Convenience

Yolee Arroyo is an employee at OZO2 Eco Cleaner, which is a new dry cleaner that uses eco-friendly chemicals, located at 2316 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. Photo by Palm Beach Post / Jennifer Podis         By Andrea Cruz Read in The Palm Beach Post When Jurate Numaviciene, 40, moved to West Palm Beach from ...

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CrossFit Studios Take Hold In Palm Beach County

Rich Delgado, Nick Penizotto, Tommy Rodriguez and Matt Brewster perform handstands at CrossFit CityPlace. The one-handed handstand is CrossFit’s logo. Members refer to the pose as “living the logo.” – PHOTO BY BRITTNY C. VALDES / SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE       By Brittny C. Valdes Read in The Palm Beach Post When former lacrosse goalie Matt Brewster moved ...

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Hello, My Name Is iPad And I’ll Be Your Server This Evening

Camilo Gonzales, co-owner and general manager at D-Dog House, demonstrates placing an order on one of the Apple iPods installed in the restaurant, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Brickell. Customers order from the menu using fully functional Apple iPads. They can read descriptions and see pictures of the different menu items, then play games or surf the internet. DANIEL BOCK ...

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The Only Way To Fly: Jetpack Sends Users To Water-powered Heights

Dennis Megedyuk, an instructor at the ZainoJet water-jetpack rental center, demonstrates one of the crafts over the Middle River, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale. The Jetlev pack is powered by water pumped through a 30-foot hose by a 250-horsepower engine, which remains on the surface of the water and in tow. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD ...

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Autistic Sculptor Brings Clay Animals To Life

Felipe Misan shapes clay into a water buffalo at the Ceramic League of Miami, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Kendall. Misan, who lives with autism, makes ceramic animals. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD         By Barbara Corbellini Duarte Read in The Miami Herald Almost every month, Felipe Misan dons a safari hat and a vest ...

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Inspiration Fuels Kendall Woman’s ‘Pure Of Heart’ Clothing Line

Seamstresses Maria Gilma Betancourt, left, and Maria Caridad Reyes work on pieces for the Pure of Heart eco-friendly clothing line at the KaoKao fashion studio in Doral, Monday, Dec. 10. Designed by Daniela Garcia the line is made of Tencel, a fiber spun from dissolved wood pulp. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD     By Jessica Roig and ...

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