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2002 Stories by Eric Alan Barton

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  • Grandma's Pot of Gold

    published December 19, 2002

    Boxes of pizza are stacked over on the plastic picnic table, and a waitress brings out free bottles of Bud. There's a guy on a cordless microphone... More >>

  • Blood Trade

    published November 28, 2002

    Michael Piquion, a shy 13-year-old with a soft smile and eyes that dart timidly away from strangers, sits in a Jackson Memorial Hospital room with... More >>

  • Cashed

    published November 21, 2002

    "Huh-lo?" mumbles Alvin Midas when he answers the phone on a recent sunny afternoon at the statewide headquarters of the group that aims to... More >>

  • The Other Shaw

    published October 31, 2002

    In an area world-famous for botched balloting, New Times endorses Republican Elliot S. Shaw in Palm Beach County's Florida House District... More >>

  • F-A-Who?

    published October 17, 2002

    A sneer builds in the corner of Howard Schnellenberger's right eye, then slowly becomes a piercing gaze directed at the empty football field in... More >>

  • A Bloody Cacophony

    published September 26, 2002

    It's rush hour in South Florida, and reports of car accidents, nasty traffic jams, and petty crimes blast at boom-box strength in John Wolmer's... More >>

  • The Egg Men

    published September 19, 2002

    Alvin Keel headed out to a desolate stretch of Singer Island beach at 3 a.m. on May 29, 1998, with a plan to make enough money to feed his crack... More >>

  • Displaced from CityPlace

    published September 5, 2002

    The cop in the white polo shirt and black dress pants halted suddenly and took a step back, apparently shocked to see a white guy in the crowd.... More >>

  • So Long, Skid Row

    published August 15, 2002

    The dozen shoes that protrude from beneath Clarence Kelley's bed are neatly lined up, like cars at a dealership. First there are the... More >>

  • The Shrinking Garden

    published August 15, 2002

    Kristi Posvar swings her hips through a tight space in an overstuffed warehouse before spotting a planter the color of overcooked peas. "Oh my... More >>

  • General Failure

    published August 1, 2002

    Kurt Klaus Jr. had good reason to get the hell out of West Palm Beach. On a blazing hot Tuesday, he tucked a modest stack of papers and folders... More >>

  • Catch Me a Catch

    published June 20, 2002

    After a six-month investigation, Boca Raton police last week arrested matchmaker Helena Amram on charges of defrauding 54 clients who had... More >>

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