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Cassini Captures Breathtaking View of Saturn’s Dione

By IAN O’NEILL, Discovery News, June 19, 2015 – On Tuesday (June 16), NASA’s Cassini mission had an EXTREMELY close encounter with one of Saturn’s cratered moons, Dione. At a distance of only 321 miles (516 kilometers), this close approach was Cassini’s fourth flyby of its mission — but it wasn’t the closest. During the spacecraft’s third flyby on Dec. 12, 2011, Cassini swooped only 62 miles (99 kilometers) from the moon’s cratered surface. PHOTO: Cassini Gets Final, Stunning View of Saturn’s […]

by · June 19, 2015 · Education, Featured, Government, News, space
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CBP Agriculture Specialists at Miami Seaport Catch First-in-Nation Pest

MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at the Miami Seaport intercepted an unusual pest identified as Lissomus sp. in the family Elateridae during an intensive inspection of a container of ginger from Ecuador. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed this week that this marks the first nationwide interception of this pest. Insects in the family Elateridae are commonly known as click beetles because of their unusual click mechanism.  A spine […]

Mike Westrich as Seymour comforts Amy Miller Brennan as Audrey in front of the human-eating Audrey II (Rick Pena is probably inside) in Slow Burn Theatre Company’s Little Shop of Horrors (Photo by Gemma Bramham)

Go Ahead, Feed The Plants: Slow Burn’s Fine Farewell To Boca

By Bill Hirschman,, Special to, June 19, 2015 – Okay, everybody dies and the world is taken over by human-eating aliens, but Slow Burn Theatre Company’s Little Shop of Horrors delivers a happy ending to its five-year partnership with West Boca Community High School. The once-fledgling, now highly-acclaimed troupe got its first break with low-cost space from the school on the edge of the Everglades in February 2010 when it mounted Bat Boy. Beginning next fall, it will operate […]

Beating Advanced Cancers: New Epigenomic Block for Advanced Cancer Progression (Video)

Beating Advanced Cancers: New Epigenomic Block for Advanced Cancer Progression (Video)

By Mayo Clinic, Special to, June 19, 2015 – SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — An international research team led by Mayo Clinic oncologists has found a new way to identify and possibly stop the progression of many late-stage cancers, including bladder, blood, bone, brain, lung and kidney. The precision medicine study appears online in Oncogene and focuses on kidney cancer and its metastases. Recent studies of the same epigenomic fingerprint in other cancers suggest a common pathway that could help improve the diagnosis and treatment of advanced disease across […]

by · June 19, 2015 · Featured, Health,, Medical, News, Videos
Steamy Days Ahead

Steamy Days Ahead

By Donna Thomas, Meteorologist, June 19, 2015 – South Florida will be steamy and hot on Friday and throughout the Fathers Day weekend. A few early showers in spots will give way to hot sun, some clouds, and highs in the low 90s on Friday afternoon. Saturday will bring more of the same, with a low chance of rain and highs in the low 90s. Fathers Day will be hot, with highs in the low to mid 90s and a […]

by · June 19, 2015 · Weather
Sgt. Willie Jones

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Gets Another Democrat Opponent

By RedBroward, Special to, June 18, 2015 – On Tuesday, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel picked up another Democrat challenger when Willie Jones of Coconut Creek filed his campaign paperwork. Jones is the second Democrat running against Israel. “Mystery Man” Edison Jules of Ohio/NY/Florida entered the race last month. Last January, the Westside Gazette published a glowing review of Jones’ retirement from the Broward Sheriff’s Office. ” Citations, proclamations and reflections were heartfelt and varied, coming from dignitaries such as former Pompano Beach Commissioner Woodrow […]

St. Sebastian River (Photo by Kyle Gabriel)

Roughing it: St. Sebastian River Preserve

By Bob Rountree,, Special to, June 18, 2015 – There are no fancy entrance gates, nor is there a groomed campground within the preserve. To get there, you travel on unpaved roads that require deft handling. Other than a buffer road along the C-54 canal, which divides the park, motorized vehicles are prohibited. But you can hike here.  You can hike until you drop — on 60 miles of trails through 22,000 acres of wilderness, trails that are also open to mountain bikes […]

‘Engage Cuba’ officially launches with TV ad

‘Engage Cuba’ officially launches with TV ad

By Mitch Perry,, Special to – June 18,2015 – While advocates for the U.S. liberalizing relations with Cuba have hailed President Obama‘s overture to the Castro-led government, they say there is still much more to be done, such as liberalizing travel restrictions that still exist. Today Engage Cuba, a group created to push for the end of the 53-year trade embargo, has a new ad that will begin airing on Fox News, CNBC and MSNBC. “Since December, we’ve heard from Americans around the country who can’t believe […]

by · June 18, 2015 · Events, Featured, Government, News, Politics, Videos
Broward Supervisor Of Elections Headlined Partisan Discussion For Potential Candidates

Broward Supervisor Of Elections Headlined Partisan Discussion For Potential Candidates

By RedBroward, Special to, June 18, 2015 – In another stunning example of partisan behavior, Broward Supervisor of Elections (SOE) Brenda Snipes headlined a Democrat panel for political candidates at a conference organized by her office’s attorney. Snipes was the part of the “Running for Office and Promoting Issue-Based Campaigns” session at the 2014 South Florida Women Of Color Empowerment Conference in Fort Lauderdale. As REDBROWARD reported last week, the group is the brainchild of Burnadette Norris Weeks, Snipes’ “right-hand” private contract […]

by · June 18, 2015 · Broward County, Featured, News, Politics
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South Florida winning war against saltwater intrusion, but it’s not cheap

By Ann Henson Feltgen,, Special to, June 18, 2015 – Saltwater intrusion leading to contaminated drinking water wells has long been feared in South Florida. But, billions spent on measures to protect our water supply — mostly paid for by utilities and their customers — have paid off so far. The invisible underground barrier separating salt and fresh water is holding saltwater back to the 1995 boundary or even farther east, scientists say. “This is a success,” said U.S. […]

Steamy With Maybe a Shower

Steamy With Maybe a Shower

By Donna Thomas, Meteorologist, June 18, 2015 – South Florida’s unusually dry June continues on Thursday with steamy conditions but just a chance of an early shower. Look for hot sun, clouds, and highs near 90 degrees. That pattern continues from Friday through Sunday, with 90 degree highs and just a few quick showers in spots. A few isolated afternoon storms are in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday, and highs will creep into the low 90s. Tropical Depression Bill […]

by · June 18, 2015 · Weather
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Rob Johnson looks on as Houston Astros' Chris Carter (L) hits a two-run homer off pitcher Jason Motte during the fifth inning of a MLB spring training game in Kissimmee, Florida in a March 1, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Steve Nesius/files

Baseball’s Cardinals say committed to finding truth about data breach (Video)

By Steve Ginsburg in Washington (Reuters), June 17,2015 –  ­ The owner of the St. Louis Cardinals said on Wednesday he was committed to finding out if anyone in his organization hacked into the Houston Astros’ computers to steal team secrets and that any offenders “will be held accountable.” Federal authorities are investigating the Cardinals to determine who, if anyone connected with the baseball team, was involved in the data breach concerning Astros’ trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports. “These are serious allegations that don’t reflect who […]

by · June 17, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, News, Sports