MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Four more bodies have been discovered in Surfside since Thursday morning, bringing the death toll to 64, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava confirmed in an evening briefing.
She said another 76 people remain unaccounted for two weeks after the June 24 partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominiums. Detectives are working closely with crime scene and medical examiner personnel to identify victims and notify the next of kin as quickly as possible.
“Every victim that we recover is handled with extreme care and compassion,” Levine Cava said.
A scholarship for high school athletes, set up in the name of former and legendary Orlando Sentinel sportswriter Barry “Bill” Buchalter, was announced Sunday at his memorial service.
Buchalter died six months ago after a short hospital stay for congestive heart failure. His service at Winter Park’s Showalter Stadium was delayed because of the pandemic.
The veteran writer, columnist and editor for 40 years at the Sentinel covered a wide variety of topics, including the NFL, NBA and Olympics but was noted in particular for writing about high school sports and athletics, and became known as the “Guru” for recruiting.
He retired in 2007, when he was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall. Also that year, the Sentinel established the Bill Buchalter Spirit Award, which is presented annually to a high school athlete who has overcome illness, injury or other struggles while keeping a positive attitude.
The Florida Sports Hall of Fame in conjunction with the Orlando Sentinel are creating the Bill Buchalter Spirit Award Scholarship that will be presented to winners of the Spirit Award.
The scholarship ultimately will be determined by donations, his life partner Stephanie Engelberg said. Donations can be made to the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.
Friends, colleagues, coaches and a hall of fame representative spoke at Buchalter’s service.
Doctors are working to get out the word on how Americans can protect themselves.
“Prediabetes is a serious health condition that actually puts people at risk for other serious health conditions like heart attack, stroke and, of course, type 2 diabetes,” says Dr. Christopher Holliday, director of the CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation.
One of the biggest challenges in treating prediabetes is that it usually has no symptoms. Most people don’t even know they have it. That’s why the CDC and the American Medical Association joined forces with a series of public service announcements to raise awareness.
Dr. Colette Knight of the Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey says lifestyle changes make all the difference, including regular exercise and the right diet. You want to have “a diet that’s rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruits, very little or no processed foods,” she says.