| Mar 3, 2011
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...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 8:27 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 8:46 PM
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....
| Feb 11, 2011
| 8:09 PM
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...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 8:29 AM
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...
| Sep 2, 2011
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...
| Feb 17, 2011
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...
| Feb 27, 2011
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...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 9:44 PM
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...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 9:23 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2011
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...