Rare U.S. Bird Sighting Draws Serious Birders To Middle Keys
The first report came in on Monday. An Antillean Palm-Swift was spotted soaring above Grassy Key. In the world of serious birders, that's big news.
Facing Raids, South Florida Immigrant Advocates Want People To Know Their Rights
'Kid-trepreneurs' Make Money Moves At Miami Business Conference
Sixteen-year-old Beatrix Alerte was shocked to learn last year that common cosmetic and beauty brands often use ingredients derived from animal products, like whale blubber and vomit (ambergris). One of her favorite parts of her beauty routine is jazzing up her lips - so she decided to research how to create a glamorous, sturdy lip gloss that is vegan and cruelty-free. Now, Alerte is expanding her plant-based gloss into a business, called Trixx Trendz.
Judge, Defense Argue Over Proposed January 2020 Trial Date For Confessed Parkland Shooter
The confessed-Parkland school shooter, Nikolas Cruz, had a bandage across the bridge of his nose as he stood and raised his handcuffed hand to address a Broward County Courtroom on Wednesday afternoon. Cruz spoke for himself under oath, instead of letting his team of public defenders speak for him as he has done in the past. He told Judge Elizabeth Scherer that he waives his right to be present at future status hearings about his case, though he may have to be present at more substantive hearings. When asked if he understood that he was giving up a right Cruz simply replied, "Yes." Scherer then questioned Cruz to make sure he wasn't on any medication that could alter his ability to make a clear decision. "I understand fully what you're saying," Cruz said. His brother, Zachary Cruz, watched from a pew in the courtroom. He had two new tattoos on his face - a peace symbol and a broken heart. The state of Florida is pursuing the death penalty for Cruz, for 17 charges of first-degree murder
Delray Beach Resident Donates Her Family's Photos And Records To The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Much of what Rose Maklan Ross knew about her parents’ experiences during World War II came out during trips to the movies. She and her mother, Gisela Maklans, made weekly trips to the movies, arriving 20 minutes early to talk. “It was the one place she felt safe,” Maklan Ross said. “She could speak in the dark.” Maklans survived the Auschwitz and Stutthof concentration camps. Her father died on the train to Auschwitz. Her brother and mother were sent immediately to the gas chambers, and she and her sister were sent to live in the camp, where her sister later died. After the war, Maklans met Rose’s father, Leo, at the Neustadt/Holstein displaced persons camp in Germany. Leo Maklans, a Latvian shoemaker before the war, also survived time in Stutthof and the Kaiserwald concentration camp. Maklan Ross, now 73 and a resident of Delray Beach, was one of the first children born in Neustadt. When her mother died in 2002, Maklan Ross packed up her mother’s South Florida apartment. She took home