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Boaters travel from South Florida to waters off Cuba, light fireworks in showing of support for protesters



MIAMI, Fla. – A group of boaters from South Florida traveled south to the waters off Cuba.

They took video as they lit fireworks to show their support for protesters on the island.

The demonstration lasted around 30 minutes, Local 10 News learned.

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Scholarship set up in honor of Sentinel sportswriter Bill Buchalter




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.

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Coast Guard, partner agency intercepts 88 Haitians near Bahamas




(WSVN) – Dozens of migrants were stopped at sea near the Bahamas. 

The U.S. Coast Guard and Bahamian officials intercepted 88 Haitian nationals who were aboard an overloaded boat, Friday.

Bahamian officials brought the migrants on board their vessel and back to dry land.

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Doctors Working To Get Out Word On How Americans Can Protect Themselves Against Diabetes




MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Diabetes is one of the chronic health conditions that can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The most recent statistics from the CDC show 88 million Americans with prediabetes, which means higher than normal blood sugar levels.

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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.

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Lorna Gooden has a family history of diabetes and knew that she too was at risk. When she went from prediabetic to diabetic, she enrolled in an education program to take control of her health.

“I learned what was triggering my blood sugars to be high. I learned how to do my finger sticks,” she said.

Gooden changed her diet, lost weight and turned her diabetes around.

“Anyone that says they have diabetes or they’re prediabetic or even if it runs in their family, I say go get checked.”

She says education changed her life and she wishes the same for others.

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To take a one-minute prediabetes assessment, you can visit The American Diabetes Association recommends that diabetes screening for most adults begins at age 45. Team

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