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Shots rang out inside the Omni Mall in 1996, leaving two dead. Initially believed to be a robbery at the jewelry counter, the incident sent shoppers screaming for the doors. Police later called it a murder-suicide.
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Cuban missile crisis
Americans held their breath in October, 1962 when President John F. Kennedy proclaimed a naval "quarantine" to stop the Soviet Union from building bases for nuclear weapons in Cuba.
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Gary Hart: The sex scandal that changed politics
In May, 1987, The Miami Herald reports Gary Hart's infidelity. It leads to Hart's withdrawal from the presidential campaign.
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Dade school takes the busywork out of homework
In 1988, at Myrtle Grove Elementary School, teachers did away with assigning busywork -- writing a sentence 50 times -- and instead assigned homework dealing with that day's class. "We don't want to give a student 50 problems when 10 problems can do the job, " principal Cecil Daniels said.
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George Suarez: South Florida Visionary Awards
Creating a global city takes perseverance, courage, leadership and vision. The Miami Herald South Florida Visionary Awards recognize those who work to reinvent this place we call home.
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Heat's 1988 NBA debut sizzled
The NBA didn't just happen inside the Miami Arena Nov. 5, 1988, it detonated in chants of "Heat! Heat! Heat!" as pro basketball finally land in South Florida.
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Miami High basketball coach Marcos "Shakey" Rodriguez
Coaching the Miami High School basketball Stingarees inside the cramped, rocking gym known as "The Asylum" was Marcos "Shakey" Rodriguez's dream job. Students and alumni reveled in the five state titles Rodriguez won, plus his six top-10 national rankings and his 22 All-County players.
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Ralph Smathers, led Better Business Bureau
Ralph Smathers, who for nearly 20 years tried to protect South Floridians from con artists, quacks and unethical business practices, announced that he would retire on Sept. 1, 1980 as president of the South Florida Institute of Business and Professions, formerly the Better Business Bureau.
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Identical twins are stand-out graduates at FIU
Identical twins Shonda and Shalisha Witherspoon are academically stand-out graduates at Florida Interrnational University, becoming the first in their family of six children to graduate from college.
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Hospital food steps up
"More and more hospital kitchens are looking for more than institutional food," says Aurora Gonzalez-Bautista, director of nutrition services at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. West Kendall Baptist's Bamboo Cafe won the 2016 Taste of Miami challenge. Chef Edgardo Llopiz Rivera explains his kitchen's mission this way: "Food is more than something you eat. You have to make it appealing. People eat with their eyes."