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Germ-zapping robot cleans up "superbugs" at hospital
The Xenex germ-zapping robot kills super-bacteria in operating rooms to eliminate harmful superbugs, including Clostridium difficile (C. diff), MRSA, influenza and Ebola. This portable device is being used as an extra layer of patient protection in Nicklaus Children's operating rooms after hospital staff has done a thorough cleaning of the area.
Album ID: 1970744
Janis Joplin, Gypsy Rock Goddess
"Gypsy Rock Goddess" is what The Miami Herald called Janis Joplin after a free concert she gave on a University of Miami soccer field in 1969. "Within the past year, Janis Joplin has become the top rock singer on the hip scene," is the way another writer put it in The Herald's Tropic magazine on Feb. 1, 1970.
Album ID: 1969847
USCIS: Celebrating citizenship
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the Homeland Security agency that processes immigration documents. Citizenship ceremonies bring a lot of happiness to the faces of immigrants from around the world.
Album ID: 1968752
Oasis Park Square in Doral provides extra room to entertain
At Oasis Park Square - 150 single-family homes in Doral - some backyards are large enough for a 392-square-foot pool. But the flat rooftops - tricked out with a jacuzzi and the option of a summer kitchen, as well as a bathroom - are where many homeowners will entertain. Oasis Park developer Masoud Shojaee of Shoma Group said the majority of the homes are going to Venezuelan buyers. Project architect Francillis Domond, who grew up in Venezuela, said "Venezuelans have large extended families, and it's very common to get together for family events at least every month."
Album ID: 1967605
Abe's law: Prosecutor Abraham Laeser retires, 2009
Abraham Laeser, a 36-year prosecutor with the Miami-Dade state attorney's office, retired in 2009. At the time, Laeser was credited with sending more men to Death Row than any other prosecutor in the state. He also supervised or handled every homicide case for a decade, beginning in the 1980s, a tumultuous time in Miami's history that included major street riots in Overtown and Liberty City, the infamous cocaine-cowboy drug battles and the Mariel boatlift. Veterans of Miami's Justice Building say Miami lost its best prosecutor.
Album ID: 1967147
Barry University in 1981: Six women for every man
Barry University was like any other college in 1981, except for the ratio of men to women. It had been coed for five years by then, and the change had gone smoothly.
Album ID: 1966791
CODeLLA prepares girls for futures in technology
Latina girls, ages 9 through 12, learn about technology, entrepreneurship and computer coding from CODeLLA Summer Immersion , a Miami-based science program. It partners with the Centro Mater Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on childcare and education for underprivileged youth.
Album ID: 1966522
Cubans build a business on classic car craze
After the 1959 revolution, Cuba became something of a car museum. A group of Cuban private entrepreneurs have formed NostalgiCar to ferry visitors around the island in classic style. Customers like the pointy fins, heavy chrome and streamlined hood ornaments of 1950s U.S. cars.
Album ID: 1966124
Seaboard railroad boomed along with Florida
The Florida East Coast Railway’s tracks couldn’t handle all the business of the boom times of the 1920s in Florida. So the Seaboard Air Line Railway built its extensions down the state from Central Florida, with stations along the way. According to historian Seth Bramson, author of "Speedway to Sunshine: The Story of the Florida East Coast Railway," the fabled all-Pullman sleeping car train, the Orange Blossom Special, made its first journey into Hollywood and Miami on the Seaboard on Jan. 8, 1927. In January of 1963, due to a labor dispute, the Florida East Coast Railway discontinued its passenger train services, leaving Seaboard as the only rail passenger carrier to the lower east coast of the state. On July 1, 1967, the Seaboard Air Line and the Atlantic Coast Line merged to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad and on May 1, 1971, Amtrak took over almost all American rail passenger service including the Seaboard Coast Line’s trains to Miami.
Album ID: 1964074
Fuddruckers: A familiar brand is back
The popular hamburger chain with the funny name - Fuddruckers - is back in South Florida.