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2004 Stories by Eric Alan Barton

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  • The Deadliest Day

    published December 30, 2004

    His feet sloshing in blood, Petty Officer Nathan Allen moved frantically through the scene trying to decide which of his friends to save. They... More >>

  • Here's Lookin' at You

    published November 25, 2004

    Mexican Attorney General Rafael Macedo de la Concha made an announcement in July that thrilled a Delray Beach company while frightening the hell... More >>

  • Knotty Head Bandits

    published November 11, 2004

    A year or so ago, they were probably just a bunch of punk car thieves. It was a night in September 2003, and a group of them --... More >>

  • Flick Fixation

    published October 21, 2004

    Six men crowd into a back hallway of the Palm Beach Mall. It's an emergency exit, an employee entrance, and, with its nondescript concrete walls,... More >>

  • Bitter Sugar

    published August 26, 2004

    In the western expanse of Palm Beach County, where sugar cane stretches to the horizon like an endless green sea, sits the Osceola Farms refinery,... More >>

  • The Last Loot

    published July 22, 2004

    Storm clouds have begun collecting over the beach as John Brandon dives into an underwater whirlwind. A quarter-mile from the shore off... More >>

  • Protect the Abuser

    published June 3, 2004

    On a spring morning two years ago, Kimberly Peck saw something shocking in the hut where her daughters were sleeping. Peck, then a member of the... More >>

  • The Great Slurp

    published June 3, 2004

    Somewhere right now, in some remote farm, maybe in the Midwest or clear on the other side of the globe, a sheep is rubbing obsessively against... More >>

  • Oddity's Island

    published May 13, 2004

    Every Friday just before dusk, drummers and artists meet at a West Palm Beach home that looks like Salvador Dalí and Dr. Seuss collaborated... More >>

  • Comeback Kid

    published May 13, 2004

    Not long after his 33rd birthday in January, Johnny Mitchell's planned return to professional football hit rock bottom. Even though Mitchell was... More >>

  • If Steve Had a Hammer

    published April 8, 2004

    This is a story about peace and love and bickering and lawsuits, all the things that have come to define the Broward County Folk Club. It ought to... More >>

  • Prelude to a Butt Whippin'

    published April 1, 2004

    Nothing can incite a crowd of Democrats like talk of the 2000 election. So that's immediately what West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel goes... More >>

  • West Palm Madness

    published March 25, 2004

    Eighteen of them crowd together under the basket at the south end of the court. Most stand menacingly with their hands on their hips, in tank tops... More >>

  • Rebellion, Maybe

    published February 26, 2004

    The guy behind the wheel of the Corolla doesn't look amused. It's too early in the morning to put up with harassment from some dirty bum. The... More >>

  • Grinders

    published February 5, 2004

    Jimmy King leans forward over the poker table with his arms crossed in front of him and glares at the few dollars in the pot, counting what he'll... More >>

  • Missing Leg

    published January 22, 2004

    Duane Brown has been dreaming for a week now, so it's certainly possible that this vision he's seeing is the start of a new one. There's a doctor... More >>

  • Committee to Defeat Itself

    published January 22, 2004

    Before all the fighting and bickering, before the arguments that seem to bring George W. Bush that much closer to reelection, 65-year-old Ruth... More >>

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