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Hurricane Rina holding at 85 mph

Hurricane Rina holding at 85 mph

MIAMI, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Coastal areas of the western Caribbean prepared for Hurricane Rina Wednesday night as the weakened storm churned toward the northwest, forecasters said.

Hialeah reopens after 8-year hiatus

MIAMI, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- After being shuttered eight years, unable to compete in South Florida, storied Hialeah Park race track expects thousands for its re-opening Saturday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 24, 2008.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Oct. 23, 2006.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006.
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Ernesto has Florida residents scrambling

MIAMI, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- People throughout Florida scrambled Tuesday to prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm, or possibly Hurricane Ernesto. By midday, rain bands from Ernesto were lashing the Florida Keys, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez was asking for a voluntar

Mexico City to host MTV Latin Video Awards

MEXICO CITY, July 26 (UPI) -- MTV has announced its fifth Latin American Video Music Awards ceremony will take place in Mexico City this year. Last year's gala was supposed to be at the Playa del Carmen resort on the Caribbean, but the entire event was scrapped after Hurricane Wilma w

Florida having a tax-free hurricane sale

OAKLAND PARK, Fla., May 19 (UPI) -- Florida's 12-day sales-tax holiday for hurricane preparation begins Sunday, when residents get to buy needed supplies without the tax burden.

Supermarket installs storm backup power

LAKELAND, Fla., March 14 (UPI) -- Publix Super Markets unveiled a $100 million plan for powerful backup generators in South Florida to avert food shortages and long lines following hurricanes.

Plane part smashes through Florida roof

DAVIE, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- There was no Chicken Little around but it seemed the sky was falling when a hot piece of metal smashed through the roof of a Florida home.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

3 crocodiles get 15 minutes of fame... Baltimore yanks 'Robbers' work sheet... Judge apologizes for 'Go Seahawks' cheer... Items banned from planes put up for sale... The world as we know it from UPI.
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3 crocodiles get 15 minutes of fame

DANIA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The three crocodiles that have become the mascots of a South Florida neighborhood got unwanted attention when someone reported them as a threat.

Fla. braces for pines' hurricane die-off

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Environmental officials in South Florida are waiting to see if native slash pines will begin dying off in a delayed reaction to Hurricane Wilma in October.

MTV announces Latin Music Award winners

MIAMI, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Colombian rocker Shakira led the MTV Latin Awards with five, including artist of the year and video of the year for "La tortura."

Hurricane Wilma relief missing for many

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- As many as 32,000 South Florida families have yet to receive their promised Hurricane Wilma relief debit cards to buy Thanksgiving food.

Yucatan recovering from Wilma

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Tourism officials in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula say resorts are recovering from the battering of Hurricane Wilma in October.

Woman killed on highway by spilled debris

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A truck carrying construction debris overturned on a Florida highway, killing a woman driving to the airport to pick up a relative arriving for Christmas.

Fla. hurricane program benefits rich

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A joint federal-state program to reimburse Florida homeowners for generators and hurricane cleanup supplies paid most to the well off, a report said. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel examined records for 2004 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, wh

NHL: Ottawa 6, Florida 3

SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Brandon Bochenski scored his first career hat trick and added an assist Monday as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Florida Panthers, 6-3.

COL FB: West Va 28, Sou Florida 13

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Pat White rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as 12th-ranked West Virginia defeated South Florida, 28-13.

NHL: Florida 3, Washington 2

SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Olli Jokinen scored the winning goal in the third period Thursday to give the Florida Panthers a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.
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