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RADIO MARTI TO BROADCAST NBA FINALS TO CUBA
The U.S. government-funded Radio Marti will broadcast the NBA finals live to audiences in Cuba. The Office of Cuba Broadcasting announced Thursday it will air play-by-play commentary of this year’s matchup of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. The U.S. has been broadcasting to Cuba for more than two decades.
EVENTS ACROSS FLORIDA MARK 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY
Events across the state are marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day. In Tallahassee, a ceremony is being held at the World War II Memorial outside the Leon County Courthouse. In Miami, consul generals from France, Britain and Canada will join U.S. military officials at a remembrance service at Trinity Episcopal Church. And in Tampa, World War II veterans are gathering at the Museum of Science and Industry.
FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE 2 KITTENS ENTANGLED INSIDE CAR
Fort Lauderdale firefighters and paramedics have rescued two kittens that got entangled in the chassis of a car. Firefighters responded Thursday to a call for rescue in front of Las Colinas Restaurant. When they arrived, they could hear the sounds of one of the cats coming from the engine area. They found the other one trapped in the undercarriage. Both felines were returned unharmed to their owner.
SARASOTA BALLET DANCER KILLED WHILE RIDING BIKE
A dancer from Brazil with the Sarasota Ballet was killed when he was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle. Sarasota police say 20-year-old Pedro Pupa died Wednesday. Authorities say Pupa was hit by a large delivery truck after leaving the company’s studios. Officials say the truck was being driven by 58-year-old Willie G. Burns of Tampa.
MAYORS MAKE WAGER ON NBA FINAL
The mayors of Miami-Dade County, Carlos A. Gimenez, and San Antonio, Julian Castro, have made a friendly wager on the outcome of the upcoming rematch of the NBA finals, which pits the Miami Heat against the San Antonio Spurs. Mayor Castro promised Thursday to send out to South Florida some of San Antonio’s finest food from Chef Johnny Hernandez if the reigning champions Heat win another title. If they lose, Gimenez will have to pay up with some of Miami Beach’s famous restaurant Joe’s Stone Crab.