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  • 2007 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published August 24, 2006

    "Rim Job"

  • 2006 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published May 26, 2005

    "Mr. Big Shot"

2006 Stories by Jeff Stratton

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  • Before and After Science

    published December 14, 2006

    Sometime back in 1980, keyboardist Thomas Morgan Robertson — nicknamed "Dolby" due to his extensive audio expertise — was enjoying a... More >>

  • Jaco Incorporated

    published November 30, 2006

    Robert Rutherford thought he had a pretty good idea. A way for Oakland Park, where he lives, to honor its most famous native son, storied jazz... More >>

  • Off the Leash

    published November 2, 2006

    Steve Burk wants to call his "dog." So he starts growling, barking, and grunting. "SASHA!" he shouts, clapping his hands. "RRrrrrrrr! GRRRRRRRR!"... More >>

  • A Broward Whodunit

    published September 28, 2006

    Jack Nease was getting old, and he was pretty happy about it. He'd written thousands of column inches for the Sun-Sentinel's business... More >>

  • Rim Job

    published August 24, 2006

    Drew is on his way, and his car better be done when he gets there. It'll take him maybe 45 minutes to make it down from Boynton Beach... More >>

  • Rub, Tug, Repeat

    published August 17, 2006

    When vice cops in Boca Raton suspected that a lotions and cosmetics store named La Place was really a massage parlor providing sexual acts, they... More >>

  • "I Created the World in Six Days and All I Got Was This Lousy Billboard — God"

    published July 20, 2006

    Sensing that his message had been lost in the din of modernity, God decided it was time for a little self-promotion. Churches weren't full, the... More >>

  • The Dirt on Dania

    published July 13, 2006

    West Dania Beach Boulevard dead-ends at a weedy canal, making for a perfect out-of-the-way dumping ground. Even after the rest of the town's... More >>

  • Not Normel

    published June 15, 2006

    Eric Goertz is in big trouble. A few cans of spray paint and some felt-tip markers did him in. The term criminal mischief —... More >>

  • Bangin' in L-Dub

    published April 27, 2006

    Along the edges of the Florida East Coast railroad, which slices through the center of Lake Worth, dwell the poorest of the poor. Spanish-mission... More >>

  • Pretty Girls Make Saves

    published April 6, 2006

    For record labels, videogames and music are a match made in target-audience heaven. EA Sports pushes major-label names in rock and hip-hop on the... More >>

  • Klassified

    published March 23, 2006

    When you retire from your job, you're supposed to cart away your old coffee mug and the framed pictures of your grandkids and, of course, clean... More >>

  • Calling All Cars

    published March 23, 2006

    It was a sweeps-month, hidden-camera exposé that made police departments look bad. In conjunction with an independent watchdog group called... More >>

  • Great Taste, Less Lame

    published February 9, 2006

    Wednesday night at Ray's Downtown. A 50-something guitarist alone on the bandstand idly strokes the strings between numbers as a handful of... More >>

  • Boca to the Max

    published February 2, 2006

    Already an Internet legend of sorts, at least in the minds of unredeemed boozehounds and womanizers, Tucker Max added to his infamy last month... More >>

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