The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus and Mote Marine Laboratory are joining forces to turn unused space at Mote into classrooms and labs for degree-seeking students.
In the fall of 2013, students at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus will be able to take science classes at Mote Marine Laboratory. The first classes will be interdisciplinary sciences focused primarily on biology. The school plans to add courses in marine biology as the program grows.
Palm Beach County Commissioners are scheduled to vote up or down Thursday on permitting a wind farm east of Belle Glade. Commissioners expect it will pass, but it still faces a number of permitting hurdles. Although the turbines produce so called green energy, there is concern about the toll it could take on wildlife. WGCU’s Jenny Bechtold has this report.
Someone left a bag of desecrated Qurans at the Miami Gardens Mosque.
The newly formed Florida Muslims Congress meets there today with law enforcement representatives from the Miami area.
Father Patrick DesBois will be in Southwest Florida later this week. He’s the author of “Holocaust by Bullets: a Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews”. He’s also the founder of Yur-ad un Unum – which means “together” in Hebrew and Latin.
When most of us think of the Holocaust it’s of concentration camps. But DesBois’ journey has led him to remote villages in parts Poland and the former Soviet Union.
His grandfather was imprisoned near one of those villages during the war. He told DesBois the camp was bad but what happened outside was even worse. He would not say more. To learn the truth the Priest went to the village near the camp that had held his grandfather and arranged a meeting with the mayor.
Dozens of people gather on the porch of Chapel by the Sea. Clouds cast shadows over the morning sky, making it cooler than normal as the breeze from the gulf chills the crowd. Many of these folks are homeless and turn to the Fort Myers Beach church for help. After eating breakfast, they join hands in a circle and recite a prayer.
The Bailey Terminal at the Punta Gorda Airport was bustling Wednesday morning, but no one was getting on a plane. Instead, many people were renting cars or searching websites for flights from other cities. That’s because Direct Air, the airport’s primary carrier, suspended service Tuesday citing problems paying their fuel bill.
Inside a storefront near downtown Fort Myers, twenty people wait in a cramped room to be seen by a nurse practitioner. The sign facing the road reads ‘free clinic.’ Parish nurse Yolette Osselin calls the next patient. She passes a painting of Jesus in ‘The Last Supper’ on her way to the sole examination room.