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2000 Stories by Bob Whitby

Archives: 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Hollywood Tattler

    published December 14, 2000

    Joe Schneider is a Hollywood lawyer. But he's a cool guy nonetheless, judging by the '79 Fender Stratocaster plugged into a Marshall amp that he... More >>

  • Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys

    published December 14, 2000

    There are three kind of country songs that matter: you left me, I'm leavin' you, and I'm drinkin' because you left me or I'm leavin' you. Of... More >>

  • Bones of Contention

    published December 7, 2000

    There probably isn't a square foot of the Florida Keys that hasn't been trod upon by someone at one time or another. As far as terra firma is... More >>

  • Blowing Smoke

    published November 23, 2000

    There's Andre Fladell in front of local TV cameras explaining how he mistakenly cast his vote for Pat Buchanan and why he's taking the matter to... More >>

  • Crustacean Disputation

    published November 9, 2000

    In a small courtroom on the second floor of the Broward County Southern Regional Courthouse in Hollywood, a giant corporation is fighting claims... More >>

  • Radiohead

    published November 2, 2000

    Artistic control is a beautiful thing, especially when an artist gets to tweak the record execs, give them something to get nervous about, and... More >>

  • Mojave 3

    published October 26, 2000

    Note to Mojave 3: For the love of all that's holy, free Rachel Goswell! Let her sing! And while we're at it, how about plugging in those guitars... More >>

  • Swamp Wars

    published October 19, 2000

    Over on the other coast, in the Collier County commission council chambers in Naples, the troops are girding for battle. The soldiers are white... More >>

  • Guardian Games

    published October 12, 2000

    Kathleen Ulsrud was someone you could trust, according to those with whom she worked. That was important because, as a professional,... More >>

  • Getting Sleeeepy...

    published September 14, 2000

    Twenty people, eight men and twelve women, lie sprawled in a conference room tucked deep inside the tony Boca Raton Resort & Club. Some are in... More >>

  • Greed Huber Alles

    published September 7, 2000

    At 2:10 a.m. on July 12, 1995, 24-year-old Lee Crompton's life changed forever and for the worse. Crompton was riding in the back seat of a... More >>

  • His Shot at the Sheriff

    published August 3, 2000

    Amid the glad-handing, backslapping, speechifying, and pamphleteering that is the monthly meeting of the Pembroke Pines Democratic Club sits... More >>

  • The Underdog

    published July 27, 2000

    Last November it looked as if jazz musician Turk Mauro's life couldn't get worse. His dad... More >>

  • Doing Elián's Bidding

    published June 29, 2000

    One day soon little Elián will be ripped from our collective bosom and sent back to the clutches of El Jefe -- it is in the wind. Our lives... More >>

  • Let Me Kill Myself

    published June 22, 2000

    Phil Snaith is dying. But at the moment he has more pressing problems. With the help of his girlfriend, Pennie Wildermuth, he manages to dress... More >>

  • My Life as a Eunuch

    published May 25, 2000

    It was more than 40 years ago now, but Gelding has no trouble recalling the day his life took a very odd turn. He was 12 years old, riding the... More >>

  • When Dads Get Mad

    published May 25, 2000

    Between forkfuls of homemade cheesecake and sips of coffee served on the Sunday china, the seven men gathered around the dining room table of Bill... More >>

  • Great Balls of Moss!

    published April 20, 2000

    Hold your thumb and forefinger a quarter inch apart: That's how close Plantation inventor-entrepreneur Jeff Kaplan has come to making it big. Time... More >>

  • The Last Sanatorium

    published April 13, 2000

    Juan Jose Reyes sits quietly in a conference room on the first floor of A.G. Holley State Hospital in Lantana with his hands folded in his lap and... More >>

  • Judging the Judges

    published March 16, 2000

    As a self-appointed court-watcher in Broward County, Eleanor Mendlein has spent the last seven years observing an endless procession of divorces... More >>

  • The Real Boiler Room

    published March 9, 2000

    Robert "Brother Rob" Christensen began trading in foreign currency in February 1998, and it didn't take long before he was making a killing. Or so... More >>

  • Redefining the Bill of Sail

    published January 27, 2000

    Two words of advice for anyone planning to purchase a boat in the Venice of America: Caveat emptor. You could run into the likes of yacht... More >>

  • Night of the Living Heads

    published January 13, 2000

    Wednesday, December 29, 1:10 p.m. I spot the first obvious Phish fan in an aging Volvo with Quebec plates and a dancing bear sticker on... More >>

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