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  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Frederiksted and Christiansted, St. Croix

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Frederiksted and Christiansted, St. Croix
    The largest of the trio of U.S. Virgin Islands (the other two being St. Thomas and St. John), St. Croix is also the easternmost point of the U.S. Christopher Columbus discovered the island in 1493 and named it Santa Cruz, which means Holy Cross, before...
  • Sun Sentinel celebrates its centennial

    Sun Sentinel celebrates its centennial
    Started on a lark and published on "vegitable wraper" by an educator with a decidedly broadminded concept of spelling, the journalistic forebear of today's Sun Sentinel first rolled off a humble press on March 14, 1911. It was called The Daily Herald and...
  • Adventurer wants to base submarine in Newport

    NEWPORT BEACH — Harbor officials don't get this type of application often. Newport Beach yacht racer and businessman Chris Welsh has applied to park his deep-sea submarine atop a 125-foot long, 60-foot wide catamaran in the middle of the bay....
  • Weather Balloon Soundings

    Since the late 1930s, upper air observations have been made by the NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) with radiosondes. The radiosonde is a small, expendable instrument package that is suspended 25 meters (about 80 feet) or more below a large balloon...
  • The 1940s: War turns city into an armed camp — but it keeps on growing

    A world at war forced an interruption in the city's swift growth. Though far from actual hostilities, Fort Lauderdale was on a firm war footing because of its proximity to the sea and enemy vessels. The city became an armed camp. Artillery was mounted...
  • How to plan for hurricanes when you travel

    How to plan for hurricanes when you travel
    You can't plan for Hurricane Irene any more, but the hurricane season is just beginning and you can plan for the next one. Any time you prepay for any travel service, you have money at risk, and you want to make sure that if a future hurricane threatens...
  • PASSINGS: Len Lesser, Sidney Harth, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, Santi Santamaria, T.P. McKenna, Howard Lucraft

    PASSINGS: Len Lesser, Sidney Harth, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, Santi Santamaria, T.P. McKenna, Howard Lucraft
    Len Lesser Veteran character actor Len Lesser, 88, a veteran character actor best known for his recurring role in the 1990s as Uncle Leo on the hit NBC-TV comedy "Seinfeld," died Wednesday in Burbank, publicist Laura Stegman said. He had pneumonia and...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • Newport News medics transform boy's life with surgeries

    Newport News medics transform boy's life with surgeries
    The devastating Haitian earthquake in January 2010 that destroyed countless lives came as a blessing in disguise for one little boy. Alexander Hernandez, now 2 years old, was born with crippling deformities in three limbs. His left hand was webbed, his...
  • Hurricane forecasters to tour Caribbean in a WC-130

    Hurricane forecasters to tour Caribbean in a WC-130
    Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center are preparing to tour a bunch of exotic destinations around the Caribbean later this month. It might sound like fun, but they actually have an important mission: urge residents to prepare for the upcoming...
  • A taste of the 'real' Puerto Rico

    A taste of the 'real' Puerto Rico
    Nobody seems to notice as the sun descends toward the shimmering sea. Children frolic along the beach as their parents sit nearby, chatting and playing cards. An old man snores contently in a hammock. Young couples embrace in the shelter of a shallow...