Archive for February, 2014

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Proposed food labels stress calories, sugar, portions

Proposed food labels stress calories, sugar, portions

By Kim Painter, Special for USA Today – The nutrition labels on the backs of 700,000 packaged foods are getting a proposed makeover that will make calorie counts more noticeable, serving sizes more realistic and added sugars more obvious. The changes, proposed by the Food and Drug Administration, were unveiled at the White House Thursday by first lady Michelle Obama. The announcement was tied to the fourth anniversary of her Let’s Move Campaign. Like that campaign, the labeling proposal reflects concerns about […]

by · February 28, 2014 · Consumer, Featured, Government, Health, Medical
Rainy End to February

Rainy End to February

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, Feb 28, 2014 – South Florida is closing out the month of February with a rainy and cloudy day. Showers will be moving through on Friday, and clouds will linger, keeping afternoon highs in the upper 70s. The rain will taper off late, and drier air will move in place on Saturday. We’ll begin the month of March with a nice weekend featuring sun and clouds, mild mornings, and highs in the low 80s. Look for […]

by · February 28, 2014 · Weather
Florida Keys Bicycle Poker Run is Saturday

Florida Keys Bicycle Poker Run is Saturday

UPPER KEYS — A bicycle ride, about 10 miles long, staged in conjunction with an opportunity to win prizes and raise scholarship funds for students attending the University of Florida, is set for participants of the Florida Keys Bicycle Poker Run Saturday, March 1. Registration for the event, organized by the Florida Keys Gator Club, is to begin at 9 a.m. at mile marker 94.5 oceanside near Snapper’s Waterfront Saloon. The ride is to begin at 10 a.m. with participants […]

Coast Guard rescues ill man off cruise ship (video)

Coast Guard rescues ill man off cruise ship (video)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A 66-year-old man, suffering from medical issues while aboard a cruise ship approximately 180 miles southwest of Marco Island, Fla., was rescued by the Coast Guard Wednesday. At approximately 2 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., received notification from the captain of the Carnival Cruise Ship Paradise concerning a passenger aboard who suffered a medical illness while transiting to Tampa. Watchstanders launched an aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station […]

by · February 27, 2014 · Featured, Government, Health, Medical, News, Videos
Rainy and Cloudy Thursday

Rainy and Cloudy Thursday

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, Feb 27, 2014 – South Florida’s streak of nice winter weather has ended with a rainy and cloudy Thursday. After morning fog and showers, look for mostly cloudy skies and periods of rain on Thursday, with highs in the upper 70s. Showers will continue into Thursday night, tapering off early Friday. Friday’s lows will be in the 60s and highs will be in the upper 70s. March will start out on the drier and warmer side […]

by · February 27, 2014 · Weather
Former Coach Arrested for Sex Trafficking

Former Coach Arrested for Sex Trafficking

Fort Lauderdale – The Fort Lauderdale Police Department Special Investigations Division received information in reference to a former teacher who was believed to be recruiting hundreds of adult and juvenile females for Sex Trafficking. This suspect was identified as James Sylvester Ross, W/M, 02/22/51, last known to be a resident of the City of West Park. Detectives learned that Ross would primarily contact students while he was a coach at Broward Christian School. Broward Christian School is located at 1101 Southwest […]

Medicaid contracts, a close friend, big money and Gov. Scott’s re-election campaign

Medicaid contracts, a close friend, big money and Gov. Scott’s re-election campaign

By Dan Christensen, BrowardBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com – Before the Legislature convenes in Tallahassee next Tuesday, Coral Gables healthcare tycoon Miguel B. “Mike” Fernandez will host a Sunday afternoon BBQ with Gov. Rick Scott, his wife Ann, and key members of the governor’s campaign finance team. Fernandez, dubbed “Florida’s newest billionaire” last year byFlorida Trend, was named finance co-chair for Scott’s campaign in January. In the announcement, the governor called Fernandez a “close friend.” But Fernandez, chairman of MBF Healthcare Partners, […]

Rewritten And Rewritten, Schwartz/Strouse Musical Rags Gets One More At Plaza Theatre

Rewritten And Rewritten, Schwartz/Strouse Musical Rags Gets One More At Plaza Theatre

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com – Few Broadway shows can equal the track record of 1986’s Rags: closed after four performances, rewritten, remounted, rewritten again, remounted, rewritten again. It keeps resurrecting for yet another rewrite. There are at least 10 scripts. But something about the drama about immigrants on the Lower East Side keeps artists and audiences coming back. And now, once again, Rags has been overhauled; a new version got its world premiere this week at The Plaza Theatre in Manalapan. […]

Saturday is Exotic Pet Amnesty Day

Saturday is Exotic Pet Amnesty Day

Miami – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Zoo Miami are working together to host Exotic Pet Amnesty Day. The event will be at Zoo Miami on Saturday, March 1, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event offers an opportunity for people to surrender their nonnative pets free of charge with no penalties. This is one of several Exotic Pet Amnesty events held throughout the year. The goal is to reduce the number of nonnative species being […]

Lebron James To Be Honored At Annual Reid & Fiorentino Call Of The Game Dinner

Lebron James To Be Honored At Annual Reid & Fiorentino Call Of The Game Dinner

Hollywood, FL –   Sun Sports HEAT TV broadcasters and two of South Florida’s leading sports media personalities, Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino announce the dates for the eighth annual Reid & Fiorentino Call of the Game Dinner & Celebrity Golf Classic.  Taking place in March, the two-day fund raising event and highlight of social season attracts some of the region’s biggest names in sports and entertainment, while honoring the achievements by some of the today’s most acclaimed community heroes. The fund-raiser will benefit two of the most celebrated local charity […]

Florida Strawberry Festival: Feb. 27-March 9, 2014, in Plant City

Florida Strawberry Festival: Feb. 27-March 9, 2014, in Plant City

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com – The 2014 Florida Strrawberry Festival rocks this normally quiet little agricultural town, attracting thousands  of fans every day for 11 days to the epicenter of endless strings of strawberry fields — Plant City. Plant City is the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World. Every year — dating back to 1930 — they show off at harvest time with Florida’s largest agricultural festival as more than a million people converge on Plant City for […]

Near-Record Warmth, Then Changes

Near-Record Warmth, Then Changes

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, Feb 26, 2014 – South Florida’s stretch of warm winter weather continues on Wednesday, but changes are coming soon. Wednesday started with fog in many inland areas and a dense fog advisory until 9 am. Then look for sun and clouds, sticky conditions, and near-record highs in the mid to upper 80s in advance of a front. The front moves through Wednesday night, bringing showers and lows in the 60s on Thursday morning. We’ll see showers […]

by · February 26, 2014 · Weather