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A Website That Caters To Islamic Custom

Yasemin Kanar, founder and owner of Yaz the Spaz, wraps one of her company’s hijab scarves around her head at her home in Hialeah on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. At Kanar’s website www.yazthespaz.com, she sells the colorful hijab scarves, volumizing scrunchies and bonnets to customers worldwide and offers different hijab wrapping tips on her YouTube channel. ALLISON DIAZ / FOR ...

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Carol City Track Star Finds New Life After Accident

Antron Jackson, (on right) a volunteer-track coach at Miami Carol City Senior High School, leads a practice session at the school, Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Miami Gardens. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD         By Janey Tate Read in The Miami Herald Days before Antron Jackson was to enroll at Florida State University on a full track ...

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Pembroke Pines Hosting Overnight “Relay for Life”

By Jessica De Leon Read on MiamiHerald.com Pembroke Pines is hosting a Relay for Life Saturday to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and to honor survivors. It will take place at Walter C. Young Elementary School, 901 NW 129th Ave., Pembroke Pines. The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria with the “Survivors Dinner,” followed by ...

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Take a Sunday stroll with your best friend

By Maria Camila Bernal Read in The Miami Herald Virginia Jacko is completely blind. At 5:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, she walks about 800 feet to the gym across her condo. To get there, she cuts through a parking garage, finds the exit, gets to the door and walks across the building. It takes her about 30 minutes. She does it ...

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Pioneer Always Had A Good Friend By His Side

By Karen Franklin Read in The Miami Herald Judge Wendell M. Graham stood for justice long before he knew it. His passion for equality didn’t begin in college at Columbia University or in law school at the University of Miami. It did not blossom when he became a criminal defense attorney or when Gov. Lawton Chiles appointed him as a Miami-Dade ...

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Miami Tour de Cure Bike Ride Raises Money For Diabetes

By Jean De Boyrie Read in The Miami Herald The Tour de Cure, a yearly bicycle ride organized by the American Diabetes Association, will take place Sunday on Virginia Key, where thousands of cyclists are expected to raise money and awareness for diabetes. Event manager Carole Williams, 26 , said the organization chose Miami because of the growing cycling community and the ...

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Basketball player Shawnice “Pepper” Wilson found a home at the University of Miami

By Lee Castro and Nicole Fernandez Read in The Miami Herald University of Miami women’s basketball player Shawnice “Pepper” Wilson did not plan on playing basketball when she was younger. Now 6 feet 6 inches tall, she is taking the Hurricanes to the next level as one of the new players of the season. “I actually wanted to be a cheerleader, and ...

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Study: Drug’s Downside May Cause Heart Problems and Sudden Death

By Maria Concha Read in The Miami Herald The first time Andrea Ucles took Adderall, she panicked. “What are you on?” was the question of the day. “I felt accelerated, I was talking too fast — people noticed,” said Ucles, 22. “It was the panic of going to work and having people know I was on something and not knowing whether it ...

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Coconut Grove Kickball League Serves Up Balls and Brews

  By Kristen Rubio Read in The Miami Herald Two years ago, 20-year-old Martha Valdes watched as her friends, 21 and older, played a game of kickball in Coconut Grove hosted by the World Adult Kickball Association. Valdes wanted to join the league, but according to the rules, she had to be 21 because drinking before and after the game was part ...

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Former Bee Gees Bassist Teaching a New Generation of Musicians

By Becca Griesemer Read in The Miami Herald Every now and then, Matt Bonelli tells his students about the 12 years he spent touring with the Bee Gees. Playing for audiences of 70,000 fans for the popular pop-and-disco band was a culture shock for Bonelli, who had gone from playing local hotels to concerts around the world. One of Bonelli’s favorite Bee ...

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