A TV antenna the size of a dime. That's it below, on the right. Long gone are the days of the RCA console television in your grandparent's (or great grandparent's) living room with two silver rods jutting out at all angles as you squint through the "snow" to catch a glimpse of Looney Tunes.
Thanks to high speed Internet connections and cloud computing, Aereo is disrupting the traditional TV and cable business like very few.
South Florida-based Spirit Airlines is known for being cheap. It boasts "ultralow" base fares and then charges for items such as carry-on luggage or printing out your boarding pass at the airport.
That thrift carries over to Spirit's advertising. Even compared with other low-cost airlines, Spirit spends almost nothing on ads. And yet the company makes a surprising splash with its campaigns. A visit to Spirit headquarters reveals the secrets of its marketing.
Itâ€™s a Wednesday morning and the waiting room is already starting to fill up at the North Miami Beach Senior High School clinic.
â€śGo ahead and have a seat.â€ť
A 16-year-old girl with an enormous red bow pinned above her ear approaches the appointment window. A beveled glass pane slides open. The woman behind the desk doesnâ€™t ask for insurance information; she asks to see a hall pass.
The teenager with the redÂ bow takes her place in a waiting room chair next to classmates who, between hushed exchanges of gossip, occasionally erupt in giggles.
In an effort to keep a potentially fatal disease from decimating the state's deer population, Florida is immediately closing its borders to the importation of out-of-state deer.
The ban comes as a number of deer farmers have reportedly ramped up importation to increase their stocks because of the expected prohibition.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Friday unanimously agreed to prohibit the importation of deer and other cervids in an attempt to keep Chronic Wasting Disease from reaching the state's deer population.
Floridaâ€™s top prosecutor wants to overturn a federal gun law and allow 18 year-olds to own handguns. Â Itâ€™s just the latest example of the Sunshine State battling the federal government. Â Itâ€™s done it over health care, voting rights and now gun control. Â
A new mapÂ clearly demarcates the racial divide in the United States throughÂ colorful dots,Â showing the demographics of South Florida and highlighting the striking partitions of how we live.
For example, most people know that Miami Beach is primarily a mix of white and Hispanic and that North Miami is mostly white east of Biscayne Boulevard and predominantly black on the west side. But there is more that can be read into the map.
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Florida's first sextuplets turn 6 this week. And the Byler kids have also started kindergarten - each in separate classrooms.
Apparently, it's been a tough transition with a lot of tears. It's the first time the five brothers and one sister have been on their own since they were born. It also made more work for their mother. She had to bake 120 cupcakes so that each of the six children would have enough for each classroom party.
For the hundreds of thousands of people who participated in the 1963 March on Washington, many can recount the moving moments of that day.
But for a particular group of four ladies,Â the impact of the event is still profoundly felt decades later. All were young teens at the time of Martin Luther Kingâ€™s historic â€śI Have a Dreamâ€ť speech, but didnâ€™t attend the march.
The makeup of the George Zimmerman jury â€“ six women, five of them white â€“ got the attention of Sen. GwenÂ Margolis, D-Miami when the jury acquitted Zimmerman in the death of 17-year-oldÂ TrayvonÂ Martin of Sanford.
We're now more than halfway through the Atlantic hurricane season and -- knock on wood -- no Atlantic hurricanes yet. Depending on how long this continues, 2013 stands a chance of setting a record for "Latest First Atlantic Hurricane" in history.
The year was 1995 and the place is on the cusp of a dilapidated downtown Miami at Northeast 14th Street and Biscayne Boulevard: parking lots located next to empty lots and patches of dusty grass that were home to those who had no other -- prostitutes, drug addicts, alcoholics and those who had simply given up.
It was back when the euphemism for Miami was South Florida, because like many a crime-ridden city, very few wanted to claim the name anymore.
"It's a jungle if you're an eagle right now on the Chesapeake Bay," says Bryan Watts, a conservation biologist at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. "You have to watch your back."
Americans have long imagined their national symbol as a solitary, noble bird soaring on majestic wings. The birds are indeed gorgeous and still soar, but the notion that they are loners is outdated, Watts and other conservationists are finding.
Originally published on Tue September 3, 2013 3:14 pm
Allegations that U.S. agents spied on Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto when he was a candidate during last year's campaign have led Mexico to summon U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne and demanded "a thorough investigation."