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Dog Paddle: Canines Can Learn To Ride Paddle Boards At Hobie Beach

Ljubomir Semerdjieff, owner of Lubo’s Place beach rentals, takes his English cocker spaniel Leo for a paddle-board ride, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Miami. Lubo’s Place is located near the Southeastern end of the beach on the South side of Rickenbacker Causeway. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD     By Banelly Paz Video by Barbara Corbellini Duarte  Read ...

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Kids Learn The Art Of Breathing Deeply

Lucia Bengochea-Garcia, 4, and other afterschool students practice a yoga position during the weekly Yoga for Me class at Miami Children’s Museum on Watson Island, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. The class is offered every Thursday in separate sections for children ages 3 to 5, and 5 to 10. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD     By ...

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After Heat-Related Deaths, High Schools Employ A New Policy

Miramar High School football players take a break from practice. Offensive lineman Isaiah Laurencin died from cardiac arrest after a practice session at the school last July. PHOTOS BY MALCOM SHIELDS/ SFNS STAFF       By Malcom Shields Above the door leading into Damon Cogdell’s office is a sketch of a Miramar High School football jersey. It bears the number “76” ...

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Varela Students Learn To Care For Animals

Tomas Caffe, 14, a ninth grader in the Veterinary Sciences Academy at Felix Varela Senior High School, returns puppies to their cages, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in The Hammocks. As part of the veterinary-assistant class at the academy, students care for dogs rescued from Miami-Dade County Animal Services. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD   By Ashley Leventhal Read in The ...

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To Raise Awareness of Suicide, A Walk is Held at UM

In photo, Alan Meca, 24, holds up the “HELP” sign as he and other members of last year’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk, held at the University of Miami, raise awareness for suicide prevention. Courtesy of Ben Guzman, official photographer for last year’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk.  Photo: Courtesy of Ben Guzman.     By Altagrace L. Gustave ...

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A Shift Toward Stories With A Global Reach

Shahed, the Florida International University student from Syria.             By Chris Delboni Nov. 25, 2012 Today is a good day for the South Florida News Service! Through SJMC prof. Neil Reisner’s great experience and connections in the field – and strong determination, the South Florida News Service made front page in one of the most ...

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FIU Student Straddles Two Worlds, One A War-Ravaged Homeland

By Barbara Corbellini Duarte Read in The Miami Herald When Shahed visited her home in Homs, Syria, last year during the summer break from her nutrition classes at Florida International University, she saw how much her city had changed. On previous trips, she would go to weddings. “Everyone was laughing, smiling with nice dresses,” she said. This time was different. “Everyone’s ...

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Wig Store Holds Fundraiser For Cancer Patients

Sarah Bisnett, 10, pokes her head out of the dressing room after trying on a new wig at Let’s Get Laced in Margate. CHRIS CUTRO / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD           By Liliana Zamudio Read in The Miami Herald Every two weeks, fifth-grader Sarah Bisnett gets her wig refreshed at Let’s Get Laced in North Miami. Sarah, 10, ...

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A Daughter Seeks Help For Her Mother’s Disease – With A Blog

  Serafina Looker and her daughter, Francine Damato, after Looker was diagnosed with neuroendocrine carcinoid cancer in March 2012. She has been chronicling her experience on a blog. PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANCINE DAMATO       By Barbara Corbellini Duarte Francine Damato was used to seeing death. She studied to become a paramedic; worked in a morgue for an internship once ...

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Arising From Ashes, A Kendall Church Rebuilds

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Kendall on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. The church has been under construction and repairs since 2008 after a fire burnt down a large portion of the structure. The repaired church is set to re-open in early 2013. ALLISON DIAZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD     By Julissa Alburquerque Read in The Miami Herald This ...

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