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Solar Eclipse as seen from the surface of Mars

Solar Eclipse as seen from the surface of Mars

By Mike Wall, Senior Writer, Space.com, for EyesOnNews.com, Aug 31, 2013 – NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has captured the sharpest-ever images of a solar eclipse as seen from the Red Planet. The 1-ton Curiosity rover snapped pictures with its telephoto lens as Phobos, the larger of Mars’ two tiny moons, blotted out much of the solar disk on Aug. 17. “This event occurred near noon at Curiosity’s location, which put Phobos at its closest point to the rover, appearing larger against the sun […]

by · August 31, 2013 · Education, Events, Featured, Mars, News, Science
Steamy Sun for the Holiday Weekend

Steamy Sun for the Holiday Weekend

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com, Meteorologist, Aug 31, 2013 – South Florida’s Labor Day weekend will feature plenty of seasonable heat and humidity, but not too many late-day storms. We’ll see plenty of sun and some clouds on Saturday, along with highs around 90 degrees. A few afternoon storms are possible, especially in Broward, but most of the storms will be west of the metro areas. Ocean breezes build on Sunday and Monday, and look for a few more afternoon storms along […]

by · August 31, 2013 · Weather
This Parrot did not fly the coop,it was stolen (Video)

This Parrot did not fly the coop,it was stolen (Video)

By EyesOnNews.com Staff, Miami-Dade , Aug 30, 2013 – The Miami-Dade Police Department, Midwest District, is investigating a residential burglary that occurred at the home of Rodolfo Rondon on the 3200 block of SW64th Ave.. According to investigators, the subject entered the victim’s backyard and removed a yellow and blue Macaw parrot.  The subject then fled in a 4 door, silver, BMW. The owner of the bird advised it mimics the following words: Jonathan, Alex, Elvira, Rodo, chaky, que paso papo, flaca, ladra and tose. Surveillance […]

ATI career school implodes amid fraud claims; $3.7 million whistleblower settlement

ATI career school implodes amid fraud claims; $3.7 million whistleblower settlement

By Dan Christensen, BrowardBulldog.org, for EyesOnNews.com, Aug 30, 2013 – A for-profit career school operator with once-bustling campuses in Broward and Miami-Dade counties agreed this month to pay $3.7 million to the government to settle whistleblower fraud claims. ATI Enterprises, which operated as ATI Career Training Center, agreed to the payout while denying accusations it had recruited students at homeless shelters, strip clubs and among criminals, then forged paperwork to make them eligible for thousands of dollars in federal tuition grants and […]

by · August 30, 2013 · Broward County, News
West Broward teacher among “Master Teachers”

West Broward teacher among “Master Teachers”

By EyesOnNews.com Staff, Broward County, Aug 30, 2013 – West Broward High School English teacher Dr. Elizabeth Watts is one of 96 educators recruited nationwide as “Master Teachers,” who will create lesson plans aligned with the Common Core State Standards being implemented in Florida and across the country. The BetterLesson Master Teacher Project, in collaboration with the National Association (NEA), is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This is Dr. Watts’ 24th year in education. She currently teaches Advanced […]

by · August 30, 2013 · Broward County, Education, Featured, News
Deering Estate: Little known, but full of beauty and history in Miami

Deering Estate: Little known, but full of beauty and history in Miami

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, for EyesOnNews.com, Aug. 30, 2013 – The Deering Estate south of Miami offers a sweeping view of Biscayne Bay that is like a soothing balm on jangled urban nerves.  The view alone is worth the visit, but this Miami-Dade County park offers much more. Located south of Miami, the Deering Estate was the home from 1922 to 1927 of Charles Deering, the wealthy industrialist who was chairman of International Harvester.  His half-brother, millionaire industrialist James Deering, built Vizcaya, […]

Biking Jupiter Island: Oceanfront road has views of mansions, little traffic

Biking Jupiter Island: Oceanfront road has views of mansions, little traffic

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, for EyesOnNews.com, Aug 30, 2013 – JUPITER ISLAND — The houses here have names  — “Paradise Found, “  “The Other House,” “Tranquility.”  And  there are two driveways: One is labeled “service entry.” Jupiter Island residents have included  Tiger Woods, Celine Dion, Greg Norman, Alan Jackson and members of the Bush clan. The neighborhood is not cluttered with retail establishments or hotels or condos. What that means to me is: A scenic two-lane beachfront road with well-kept landscaping, very […]

by · August 30, 2013 · Environmental, FloridaRambler.com
Summerlike End to August

Summerlike End to August

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com, Meteorologist, Aug 30, 2013 – South Florida will see typical summertime weather as August comes to an end. On Friday, look for steamy sun, some clouds, and some passing afternoon storms. Highs will be around 90 degrees. We’ll see more of the same during the long Labor Day weekend and into the first week of September. The tropics are still pretty quiet, but we’re keeping an eye on a wave in the central Atlantic that has a […]

by · August 30, 2013 · Weather
Woman lifts wallets of Weston shoppers (video)

Woman lifts wallets of Weston shoppers (video)

By EyesOnNews.com Staff, Weston, Aug 29, 2013 – Two women shopping at Publix were targeted by a matronly thief who lifted their wallets from their carts as they shopped. The thief, wearing glasses, a purple and pink, sleeveless, floral top and dark pants, escaped in a small, dark grey car waiting outside. Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives released surveillance video of one of the thefts. The incident happened just after 2:20 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Publix at 294 Indian Trace in […]

by · August 29, 2013 · Broward County, Crime, News, Videos
BSO wants to know if your kids have seen this man

BSO wants to know if your kids have seen this man

By EyesOnNews.com Staff, Pompano Beach, Aug 29, 2013 – Broward Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who exposed himself to a teenage girl and masturbated as she stood at a school bus stop. Detectives seek other victims believed to have been targeted by the suspect. BSO arrested Reginald Renee Johnson, 41, on August 25, for lewd and lascivious exhibition. Johnson exposed himself to a 14-year-old girl and began to masturbate while looking directly at the young victim as she waited for her […]

by · August 29, 2013 · Broward County, Crime, News
Be alert – that power company call could be a scam

Be alert – that power company call could be a scam

By Al Sunshine, Chief Consumer Investigator, for EyesOnNews.com, Aug 29, 2013 – If you get a telephone call from the Power Company asking for financial information, it’s probably a scam according to the latest warning out of Florida’s Public Service Commission. It’s the latest warning about an old scam that’s been around for a long time and continues to hit consumers.  According to the agency here’s how it works: “The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is warning customers to beware of […]

by · August 29, 2013 · Consumer, Government
Ventilators for respiratory care

Ventilators for respiratory care

By Memorial Healthcare System, for EyesOnNews.com-  Memorial Hospital Pembroke’s Respiratory Special Care Unit offers specialized around-the-clock inpatient care for patients with acute or chronic respiratory disorders resulting primarily from conditions or diseases that adversely affect the heart and lungs. Other respiratory patients may be recovering from stroke, major surgery or trauma-related conditions such as burns and automobile accidents. A respiratory special care patient needs a dedicated, highly trained team to provide protocol-driven, individualized care. Memorial Hospital Pembroke understands this, so […]

by · August 29, 2013 · Featured, Health, Lifestyle, Videos