Lucy Chabot

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  • 17 years ago

    Pick up any brochure about Fort Lauderdale and see beautiful photographs of sailboats breezing along the sparkling canals that surround expensive houses. This is Fort Lauderdale's signature image -- its "Venice of America" persona that covers for ...

  • 18 years ago

    It was quite the bash, considering it was the opening of a temporary bridge. Neighbors sipped sparkling champagne, waved little American flags, and cut a ceremonial ribbon at the provisional 17th Street Causeway bridge. The twenty people who gathe...

  • 18 years ago

    The animosity had been steeping for a decade. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle finally let it loose recently when his colleagues on the City Commission opted to hire the engineering firm of Hazen and Sawyer to oversee the city's drinking water pla...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    Late in the afternoon of February 9, 1996, Fort Lauderdale City Hall was reeling from an onslaught of reporters who wanted answers. At dawn that day, a disgruntled former employee had shot and killed five city maintenance workers at the beach, the...

  • 18 years ago

    David McMahon knew something was wrong with his breeding experiment with Florida shrimp when he saw dozens of his subjects lying dead on the bottom of their tank. Normally a glassy blue in color, the shrimp had turned bright orange, as if they had...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    David Park hopped out of the Ford pickup truck wearing his bright white protective suit, respirator, and goggles. It was about 10 a.m. on June 21, 1993, and the Broward County parks worker had just finished spraying a potent mix of pesticides and ...

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