Adam Pitluk

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  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Dr. James E. Tylke is fidgety. At 35 years old, the anesthesiologist should have his life on cruise control. Since he was in fifth grade, Tylke had dreamed of becoming a doctor. He's outgoing, easy to talk to, the kind of guy you hope to sit besid...

  • 14 years ago

    On a windy, overcast day at the end of October, the leaves rustle, and the dust kicks up a little. There's a nip in the air -- it's not cold, but the wind, coupled with the humidity, is enough to put a chill in your bones. Football weather. As dus...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    When State Farm Insurance dubbed the crossroads of Pines Boulevard and Flamingo Road in Pembroke Pines "The Most Dangerous Intersection in America," the company was referring to traffic accidents. But at 7 p.m. on a recent Monday, a shopping-cente...

  • 14 years ago

    The smooth, mellow sounds of the Grateful Dead reverberate throughout Luke Lukasik's black Land Rover in the early morning hours as he winds from his home in Port Orange toward New Smyrna Beach, 50 miles northeast of Orlando. "Ripple" is the song ...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    On an overcast, oppressively muggy mid-August afternoon at John Prince Park in Lake Worth, the "Racial Holy War" seems far away indeed. As I sit at a picnic table under a pavilion by the bank of a stagnant creek that meanders through the park and ...

  • 14 years ago

    Tuesday, July 3, 2001 11:48 a.m. American Airlines flight 2042 from Dallas, Texas, has just arrived at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. Pale, pasty Southwesterners file out like a flock of happy sheep, wide-eyed and excited at the ...

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