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SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) announced today that it has sold 14.0 acres of Miami land, including the building housing its subsidiary The Miami Herald Media Company and an adjacent parking lot, for a purchase price of $236 million to Bayfront 2011 Property LLC, a subsidiary of Genting Malaysia Berhad (Genting).
Import and export businesses in South Florida saw a sharp decline in business in the first five months of the year, the Miami Customs District said. In Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, importers and exporters saw a decline of $6.4 billion in sales or 14.7 percent, January through May, compared to the same period in 2008, The Miami Herald said Monday. In South Florida, 850,000 jobs are linked to import and export businesses.
Puerto Rico's new non-profit print newspaper -- The Daily Sun -- could be a model for struggling newspapers elsewhere, its editors say. This really has the potential to be a successful business model, Managing Editor Angel Matos told The Miami Herald in a story published Saturday. The Sun's seven reporters, and others on the 85-member staff, came from the San Juan Daily Star, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that closed last summer after 40 years.
A man in Miami Beach, Fla., says he's being fined $50 for keeping Mr. Clucky, a bike-riding rooster known among the city's residents, in violation of city code. Mark Buckley, who keeps Mr.
Two teenagers are facing charges in Florida after allegedly pulling an elderly man from his wheelchair, roughing him up and robbing him, police say. Miami-Dade police said they arrested the 17-year-old and 13-year-old boys Friday and charged them with strong-arm robbery and battery of an elderly person, The Miami Herald reported Saturday. Police say one of the teens was videotaped running up behind Celedono Carrera, 66, as he rode his motorized wheelchair in a parking lot May 8.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec.
By Alyson Crean, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Aug. 2--Shantel Scott got what everybody needs at some point in life -- a break. "I was in Marathon selling drugs -- smoking drugs -- and I ended up catching a charge," Scott told the Keynoter.
By Alyson Crean, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Aug. 2--While county staff is looking for ways to pare more dollars off the proposed property taxes for the coming year, one small agency is crossing its fingers with the hope that $68,000 will be added back into the budget.
- A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.