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At Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida, the afternoon clouds grew darker and darker Saturday afternoon, but nothing seemed darker than the mood of Hurricane fans after their team lost a heartbreaker, 28-24 to the visiting Kansas State Wildcats. What looked like a fantastic comeback for quarterback Jacory Harris, who after having a sub-par performance in the first half, came out guns blazing en route to an impressive 272 yards passing with two touchdowns in the air.

But it was the touchdown that wasn't which will be remembered by most Hurricane fans. With less than two minutes in the game, Miami's offense had the ball, first down and goal to go on the Wildcat's 2-yard line. After an incomplete pass and two running attempts both failed to get in the end zone, Miami found itself with fourth down and the same two yards to go to win the game.

The Broward County Office of the Medical Examiner and Trauma Services and Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, Inc. (HMHB), have joined forces to launch an educational outreach campaign to put an end to babies dying due to unsafe sleep environments.

The goal of the campaign is to educate parents and caretakers on how to place their child in a safe sleeping environment and avoid a preventable death. “Partnering with Broward County on such an important priority is key to educating our community on safe sleep practices for babies. If parents are aware of the do's and don'ts, we can reduce the incidence of infant mortality, said Michelle Reese, Executive Director of HMHB.

The exciting Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) at Miami Dade College (MDC) will continue its delicious lineup of courses throughout October, featuring a few of the worlds best and most cutting-edge chefs, sommeliers and beverage producers who will lead participatory classes as part of the Culinarium Enthusiast Learning Series.

The classes focus on several areas, including general culinary arts, baking and pastry making, wine, health and wellness, and sustainability. All classes will be held in the Institute's state-of-the-art food and wine demonstration theater. Next months program lineup begins on Tuesday, Oct. 4 with the three-hour Food Handlers Certification class, a State of Florida required course for workers in the food industry. For $45, participants will receive their Food Handlers Certification card and a handbook.

Carla HillCelebrating their 8th year of participation, a collaboration of Caribbean businesses and organizations, known as D Limers, will be among the thousands for the Annual Komen Race for the Cure taking place on Saturday, October 15, at Bayfront Park, in Downtown Miami as the largest Caribbean themed participating group.

In an effort to raise awareness for early detection within Caribbean-American community, the D' Limers team will incorporate the flavor of Caribbean music, food, and culture  in hosting of the teams participation.   After the race and walk, participants will enjoy a full Caribbean breakfast and the best of Caribbean music at the host tent.

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