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1999 Stories by Bob Whitby

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  • One-Stop Joke

    published December 16, 1999

    There's a scene in the movie Beetlejuice that depicts purgatory as a place where the recently deceased listen to elevator music and wait... More >>

  • We Are Not Geeks!

    published December 9, 1999

    On a recent sunny Saturday afternoon, while the rest of Broward County was frolicking in the surf or paying homage to mammon at one of our many... More >>

  • Broward's LBA Goes MIA

    published November 11, 1999

    So often do the words politically powerful precede references to Miami's Latin Builders Association that they've become something of a... More >>

  • The Joy of Sect

    published November 4, 1999

    There's a pile of 34 shoes just inside the front door of Stephen Bonnell's comfortable South Miami home. They came off the feet of the 17 people... More >>

  • Tangled Up in Red Tape

    published October 7, 1999

    If there's a lesson to be gleaned from Gloria Thomas' two-year wrangle with Fort Lauderdale's code-enforcement department, it's that having your... More >>

  • In Search of the Mach Turtle

    published September 30, 1999

    At first glance a trawler doesn't look like anything to get excited about. It's not one of those monolithic, 80-foot-plus motor yachts that ooze... More >>

  • Hot Air Buffoons

    published September 23, 1999

    You may believe South Floridians were spared the wrath of Hurricane Floyd. If you watch a lot of TV news and therefore tend to think in... More >>

  • Campus Life

    published September 16, 1999

    It's been 16 years since Paul and Betty Sears moved into their trailer behind South Plantation High School. And they've been good years. Paul's... More >>

  • Mother of Haiti

    published August 19, 1999

    A conversation with Carole Demesmin is like a fugue. Themes run in, out, over and under, and just when your ears start to tire and your eyes start... More >>

  • Requiem For a Diabetic

    published July 22, 1999

    Fort Lauderdale resident Stephen Zebrowski, Sr. died in excruciating pain in a Jamaican jail cell. He was 47 years old. How he became imprisoned... More >>

  • Her Word Is Not Her Bond

    published July 22, 1999

    Teressa Cawley is a smart, energetic young woman, an astute manager, and a whiz in the field of municipal bonds. She's good enough to have been... More >>

  • Postcards From the Edge

    published July 17, 1999

    On most maps of South Florida, civilization simply ends somewhere out west. In Broward County the demarcation line is I75 in the south and the... More >>

  • Postcards From the Edge

    published July 8, 1999

    On most maps of South Florida, civilization simply ends somewhere out west. In Broward County the demarcation line is I-75 in the south and the... More >>

  • New River, Old Story

    published July 1, 1999

    There's nary a bump in the road as you pass over the bridge that spans the New River at Broward Boulevard, nothing to call attention to the fact... More >>

  • Guardians Ad Chargem

    published June 3, 1999

    For most people who help kids entangled in the legal system, the only reward is the warm glow that comes from having done a good deed. For a lucky... More >>

  • His Creed Is Speed

    published May 20, 1999

    There's a prescribed method to get into a Consulier, and it goes like this: Stand by the open door, turn 180 degrees away from the car, stick one... More >>

  • Presumed Guilty

    published May 13, 1999

    There's a photo on Tom Tornatore's desk of him and his two kids at Disney World. In the photo Tom is on the left, Katie, age 12, is in the middle,... More >>

  • Angel of Mercy

    published April 29, 1999

    Gail Norton is knocking on the front door of a Century Village condo in Deerfield Beach, but nobody's answering. So she knocks harder. Then she... More >>

  • A Tree Hugger Turned Tree Hater

    published March 18, 1999

    Chris Murch has a Bud in his hand and a gleam in his eye. He's fired up about the thought of killing "Mama Melaleuca," the enormous tree in Davie... More >>

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