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  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published July 24, 2008

    "Switch Hitter"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published November 20, 2008

    "Drink Up"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published November 20, 2008

    "Drink Up"

2008 Stories by Amy Guthrie

Archives: 2009 | 2008 | 2007
  • Residents of a Davie trailer park think their contaminated water made them sick

    published November 20, 2008

    Allan Payan lifts a photograph from a shelf inside his singlewide trailer home. The smiling woman in the image has full cheeks and long, thick,... More >>

  • Slap on Some Patchouli

    published November 6, 2008

    Residents of Coconut Creek and environmentalists will host a benefit concert Sunday, November 9th, to raise money for their More >>

  • Coconut Creek suburbanites team with neo-hippies to fight Lowe's

    published October 30, 2008

    Brian Sprinkle dismounts from a blue ten-speed with a warm smile on his face. The 24-year-old environmental activist has just biked 15 miles,... More >>

  • Roller Jam: Every night is '80s night at South Florida roller rinks

    published October 9, 2008

    “Spring Love” by Stevie B: More >>

  • Schlepping for the Vote: Comedian Sarah Silverman Sends Jewish Grandchildren Descending on Florida

    published October 9, 2008

    Across the country, young Jews are heeding comedian Sarah Silverman’s call to have a... More >>

  • Va-Va-Va Stay Still!

    published October 2, 2008

    We know you've got a little artist in there somewhere, yearning for wild subjects to draw. We're talking about the part of you that's dying to... More >>

  • Toy Soldiers

    published September 11, 2008

    The men crouch behind a pine log bunker in the middle of a large wooded lot. Ready to roll. They're in camouflage fatigues, ammunition vests,... More >>

  • Switch Hitter

    published July 24, 2008

    We're slouching around a wooden picnic table, killing time before our final game of the season, when my softball coach asks me the question... More >>

  • Surviving the Black Widow

    published July 24, 2008

    Griselda Blanco has acquired many monikers in her 65 years. The Colombian drug dealer earned the title of "Cocaine Queen" in 1970s New York,... More >>

  • The People's Polo

    published July 10, 2008

    It's a late Sunday afternoon in Wellington, and the polo crowd is trying to squeeze in another match before the stifling heat of summer... More >>

  • Field of Drools

    published June 19, 2008

    On a recent Saturday evening at Lauderhill Sports Complex, the westernmost baseball field is missing its leather base bags. A large white... More >>

  • Shark Huggers

    published June 12, 2008

    Markus Groh felt uneasy aboard the M/V Shear Water. A buddy had talked him into booking a six-night trip on the charter boat with... More >>

  • Last Step to Redemption

    published May 1, 2008

    On Friday nights, the parking lot of an 18-unit apartment building in Pompano Beach fills with white plastic lawn chairs. The men who gather... More >>

  • Take Your Rubber Ducks And Vamoose

    published April 3, 2008

    The life-sized cow figurine is coming home for the evening. Watching it roll indoors from the sidewalk on East Broward Boulevard reminds... More >>

  • Priestin' Ain't Easy

    published March 20, 2008

    It all began with an anonymous letter from "a concerned parishioner." There was a small matter of missing funds from St. Vincent Ferrer... More >>

  • Restaurant Flambé

    published February 28, 2008

    This guy will razzle-dazzle them. That's what Hollywood officials thought when they offered a young chef named Michael Blum a $150,000 grant in... More >>

  • Bitter Pill

    published February 14, 2008

    Linda McCalister is a nurse at an elementary school in Coconut Creek. Most mornings, the 57-year-old throws on a school-issued navy polo shirt... More >>

  • Spank the Monkey

    published February 7, 2008

    Alan Shalleck knew a thing or two about storytelling: how to engage his audience and build suspense, how to bring a character to life. He honed... More >>

  • Falling Behind

    published January 31, 2008

    A soccer ball with a Mexican team logo is buried in the weeds, next to a barbecue grill. Inside the two-bedroom condominium, the living room is... More >>

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