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How does the Middle Class get by during the Great Recession? Meg and Lamine Savane are raising their newborn daughter in South Beach, a pricey community in some parts, but they are not struggling financially. They cut back to one car, Lamine began to walk to one of his two jobs, and he carried a bag lunch. They trimmed their Internet service and cable television and limited nights on the town.
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Judge Israel Reyes
Israel Reyes gave up his gun and his badge to hit the law books, selling his home to pay for tuition. That leap of faith landed him on the Miami-Dade County Court bench in 2002.
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Michel du Cille, photojournalist
Photographer Michel du Cille joined the Miami Herald as an intern on a day riots convulsed Liberty City. He would go on to earn two Pulitzer prices while at the Herald and a third later at the Washington Post. He died December 11, 2014 while on assignment for The Post in Liberia. His Herald Pulitzers were in 1986 for coverage of a devastating volcano in Colombia and in 1988 for photographing life inside a crack house in Miami.
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Miami Bishop Gilberto Fernandez
Archdioicese of Miami auxiliary bishop Gilberto Fernandez died Sept. 30, 2011. Born in Havana, he grew up in a family of eight children where four of the five boys became priests. He served four Havana parishes before being forced into exile in Miami in July, 1967.
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Oscar Castañeda, priest in the Archdiocese of Miami
Msgr. Oscar Castañeda, a priest in the Archdiocese of Miami and at one time the rector of the Ermita de la Caridad del Cobre.
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Auxiliary Bishop Agustín Román, built Ermita de la Caridad shrine
Born son of a poor farmer in Cuba, Auxiliary Bishop Agustín Román became a symbol of faith, strength and hope to legions of Catholics and Cuban exiles in Miami. He died April 11, 2012 at 83 on the grounds of La Ermita de la Caridad, the shrine he built to Our Lady of Charity, patroness of Cuba. Expelled from Cuba by Fidel Castro's regime in 1961 he came to Miami in 1966. He was the first Cuban to be appointed bishop in the United States.
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Father John J. Nevins became bishop for Venice, Fla.
In 1984 Pope John Paul II named John J. Nevins, the popular auxiliary bishop of Miami, as leader for the new diocese of Venice, Fla. At age eight, Nevins posed as a boy in a family being interviewed by a census taker for a Saturday Evening Post magazine cover by Norman Rockwell. As a teen-ager, he was a champion Irish step dancer. As a priest, he rose to be a bishop serving as an auxiliary to the Most Rev. Edward A. McCarthy, the archbishop of Miami. He died August 26, 2014.
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Mario Tabraue and exotic animals
Mario Tabraue said in 2000 that breeding and selling exotic animals was "my true love." His west Miami-Dade warehouse contained gila monsters, albino cobras, monitor lizards, anacondas, even a black leopard named Gypsy. Tabraue had been released from federal prison after 12 years of a 100-year sentence because he helped the government build cases against others.
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Monsignor Emilio Vallina, founded Miami's "Exile Cathedral"
A center for Cuban Catholic exiles emerged around the figure of Monsignor Emilio Vallina, to whom Archbishop of Miami Coleman Carroll gave the assignment of launching a parish dedicated to St. John Bosco. Born in Cuba, Vallina died Oct. 19, 2013 at age 87 in Miami. He left behind a legacy of pastoral works, among them the iconic sanctuary in Little Havana that opened its arms to needy and stateless Cuban refugees in the 1960s. St. John Bosco Church became known as the "Exile Cathedral."
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Actress Anita Ekberg
In the 1960 film "La Dolce Vita," Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg splashed in the pool of the Trevi fountain. The scene is famous. Ekberg's beauty was powerful enough to inspire Miami Herald photographer Bob East to include himself in a portrait of her he shot during her 1958 visit to Miami.