Halloween in Florida can feel redundant since living in the Sunshine State is often inherently a horror story. All future slasher and disaster flicks should be filmed here. For one, the people are usually coated in sweat and tears (no makeup artists required), and the fauna includes sharks, alligato ... More >>
Swept up in Tea Party hysteria, Pinellas County --Florida's sixth largest county and home to St. Petersburg -- decided to stop the widespread practice of fluoridating its water supply in a surprising 4-3 county commission vote last year. Though, citizens soon got sick of sipping that right wing ... More >>
Also read "Pit Bull Ban Spurs Dog Fight"Even if dozens of party primaries don't get your blood pressure up, there's one compelling ballot item that should drive you to the polls today: For the first time since 1989, Miamians have a chance to strike down one of the nation's dumbest laws. Dade's pit b ... More >>
"Backed into the Corner" is the provocative name of a new research report that found almost nine out of 10 Miami restaurant workers do not receive any paid sick days and that nearly 50 percent of these employees have gone to work sick. An even larger majority -- 63.6 percent -- said they had no acce ... More >>
It's on! Guitar-slingin' Petri dish John Mayer is supposedly dating Katy Perry. Hearing about this combination of America's favorite sugar-frosted singer and Mayer is about as appetizing as munching on a strawberry Pop Tart that's been used as a urinal cake. According to femalefirst.co.uk, Mayer ha ... More >>
Johnson & Wales University announced yesterday a long-term collaboration with the Tulane University School of Medicine to improve the nation's health through the unity of chefs and doctors in a culinary health curriculum.This may be the first time a leading medical and culinary institution have ... More >>
The chain of holidays at the end of the year is good of an excuse as any to party up and overindulge, which also means you can plan to bring on the weight gain!Not so fast. Between the cookies, candy canes, pastries, egg nog and Yorkshire pudding, there's no question that holiday foods aren't the ... More >>
Anti-obesity lobbyists and children activists have been trying for years to get food companies to stop marketing high sugar, high sodium, and overall unhealthy foods to children.Food companies, such as McDonald's, General Mills, and others, create advertising campaigns that include cartoon charac ... More >>
Burger KingBurger King is giving away free ice cream. Bad for kids?Miami-based Fast food giant Burger King has announced a free ice cream giveaway in celebration of their foray into a full line of frozen treats, just in time for after-school snacking.From now until October 9, customers who order ... More >>
Miami residents, whether you love or hate this city, you might be around a few more years than average to either enjoy it or endure it. If you're a lady at least. The Daily Beast ranked America's top 20 cities with the greatest life expectancy, and Miami made the cut. But the news isn't ... More >>
Tallahassee finally got around to putting an end to Florida's out-of-control pill-mill mania, and the move couldn't have come soon enough. New numbers released today show that deaths linked to prescription pill overdoses were up 61 percent between 2003 and 2009, and 16,650 Floridians were ki ... More >>
Michael Batz, head of food safety programs at the University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI).The University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) has named the foods commonly responsible for food-related illness.Contrary to what most people think, those huge outbreaks of con ... More >>
via Miami Herald/CorrectionsYesterday, Johnson Jamerson, an HIV-positive drifter, was sentenced to 15 years for biting a police officer after threatening to infect him with the virus. The sentence seems stiff considering the CDC says biting "is not a common way of transmitting HIV." In all r ... More >>
Pit bull ban, what pit bull ban?
Do you really need more proof that Jimmy Buffett hates freedom, America, children, ice cream, baseball and pretty much everything else that is good in our world? via Amazon.comSwine Not? Because H1N1 is not a joke, Jimmy Buffett. Also, your music sucks.Even after he wrenched out the soul of a p ... More >>
via SuperFem's flickrNews there were 20 suspected cases of swine flu in Miami-Dade was alarming, but it turns out none of those cases was the dreaded H1N1. Still, the Miami-Dade health department warns, "Samples continue to be sent from Miami-Dade County to the Florida Department of Health Stat ... More >>
South Florida's underground vampires lust for more than your heart.
Thousands of local schoolkids were taught a faulty lifesaving technique thanks to Manny Diaz.
Artist brings her silicone twin to town for one last romp.
It could get Simon Cruz elected mayor of Miami Beach
Miami residents may not be seeking the care they need
Overtown is under pressure to change as property values skyrocket but violence remains pervasive
Miami's gay community parties on despite the specter of a growing HIV/AIDS threat
The continuing war on HIV/AIDS
The politics of AIDS funding in black Miami
But these are just economics talking
Ivan Reitman's Evolution is so evolved it's backward, a greatest hits made up entirely of misses
He was a street philosopher, a crusader, a gambler, and the unofficial mayor of Hialeah's black ghetto. Now he's gone to prison, and he's not coming back.
Gay teens listen up! A grant-getting guru has found you a place to call home.
Civics and spirituality. Politics and prayer. In the ongoing battle against inertia, Goulds bares the conflicts at its core.
And one big raspberry for the supervisors who allowed Dade's AmeriCorps to go down the tubes
David Ruffner got the tatoo, but his old man is the one who's really needled
Convicted eight years ago in the infamous Country Walk molestation case, Frank Fuster still maintains his innocence. Maybe now a judge will listen.
Bruce Gorcyca wants to warn everyone who may have been intimate with an HIV carrier. AIDS activists say there's nothing more deadly than the mail.
From an island in the sea to an island in the heart of Miami
Vilified by animal protectionists, indicted for smuggling, praised by the feds. Matthew Block surprised everyone. Maybe even himself.
Reno Consideration ( Part A) If she is confirmed as U.S. Attorney General, Janet Reno's ability to maintain discipline and impartiality among a vast bureaucracy of prosecutors will be tested like never before. The notorious cases examined here, drawn from