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2009-06-22 13:33:26

An 83-year-old pilot who landed his damaged single-engine Hummelbird plane on a busy South Florida expressway said it was a perfect landing. Ralph Squeglia, 83, said he aimed for the Sawgrass Expressway near Miami after clipping the homemade plane's left wing on a light pole Sunday and guided the aircraft to the ground while carefully dodging cars, WTVJ-TV, Miami, reported Monday. It was a perfect landing, said Squeglia, who has been flying planes since 1944. However, he said there were some...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By Jonathan Del Marcus, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 6--A planned trailhead and parking lot will provide convenient access from Coral Springs to a vast Everglades conservation area. The joint venture between the city and Broward County will provide an access point near the intersection of West Atlantic Boulevard and the Sawgrass Expressway, where a dirt path now extends just beyond city limits. Plans for the Atlantic Boulevard Trailhead project include a paved two-lane road that...

2008-06-18 06:00:14

By Laura Isensee, The Miami Herald Jun. 18--South Florida can say hello, officially, to the rainy season as the gloomy skies and downpours that drenched South Florida Tuesday are likely to linger. "Definitely keep the umbrella," said National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Gregoria. On Wednesday, there is a 70 percent chance of rain for Miami-Dade and Broward counties, the National Weather Service said. Within minutes Tuesday afternoon, sprinkles turned to thunderstorms...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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