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February 20, 2009

Faster than a speeding bullet?

The quest to build the world's fastest car has been going on for over a hundred years. Now, the Bloodhound Supersonic Car attempts to go over 1,000 mph, the fastest ever. I'm sure if this succeeds, there are a few speed demons in South Florida that would love to drive this gem. I wouldn't!
Check this car out at the Bloodhound website.

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February 19, 2009

Foreclosures in South Florida rise again in 2008

The economy is down and foreclosures are up. They are so far up in Broward County that the county looks sunburned. The highest zip code had 566 foreclosures in 2008, up from 98 in 2007. Palm Beach County is looking pretty sun-kissed too. Their highest was 293, up from 168. It's only getting worse and it appears that Obama's mortgage plan won't help South Florida very much. If you take a look at the overall difference between 2005 or 2006 and 2008, it is shocking. I'm not sure what it will take to turn this around, but it needs to happen soon.

Check out the interactive we've put together and explore how your zip code compares to other zip codes, and previous years.

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POSTED IN: Economics (5), LIndsay Dubois (35)

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February 13, 2009

African-American firsts

How long will it take me to get over the first black president being elected by these United States? I have no idea, but I am happy to be alive for this historic moment in American history. Take a look at other historic African-American firsts on blackpast.org.

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POSTED IN:Government (48), History (20), Karsten Ivey (3), Politics (29)

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February 8, 2009

What's an award worth?

If you missed the Golden Globes, then tonight's the chance for you to get back to the award ceremonies by catching the star filled 51st Grammy Awards. And don't forget to watch the annual Academy Awards, Feb. 22, to see who takes home the Oscars. Prepare yourself by making your Oscar choices and printing them out to compare with the winners.

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Check out this week's News Illustrated on the back of the Outlook section to see what these awards are worth!

POSTED IN: Fun and games (21), Renee Kwok (24)

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