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1998 Stories by Lucy Chabot

Archives: 1998 | 1997
  • There Goes That Theory Down the Toilet

    published June 4, 1998

    Pick up any brochure about Fort Lauderdale and see beautiful photographs of sailboats breezing along the sparkling canals that surround expensive... More >>

  • A Bridge Over Troubled PR

    published May 21, 1998

    It was quite the bash, considering it was the opening of a temporary bridge. Neighbors sipped sparkling champagne, waved little American flags,... More >>

  • If at First You Don't Succeed, Get Hired by the City Again

    published May 14, 1998

    The animosity had been steeping for a decade. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle finally let it loose recently when his colleagues on the City... More >>

  • Biting the Hand That Needs

    published May 7, 1998

    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... More >>

  • Adding Fuel to the Mire

    published April 16, 1998

    David McMahon knew something was wrong with his breeding experiment with Florida shrimp when he saw dozens of his subjects lying dead on the... More >>

  • You Spray, You Pay

    published April 2, 1998

    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,... More >>

  • Trailer Thrash

    published March 5, 1998

    Errol and Kathy Wyrick are occasionally scared awake in the middle of the night by rocks pelting the side of their trailer in the Royal Plaza... More >>

  • Cleared for Takeoff

    published February 26, 1998

    Any other time of the year, finding Fort Lauderdale Stadium is tricky. Crouched in the southeast corner of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, it's... More >>

  • Going Postal

    published January 29, 1998

    Sunlight glints off the shiny red, yellow, and blue facade of the county's newest post office in one of its most rundown neighborhoods. Inside,... More >>

  • Home Alone

    published January 22, 1998

    With Christmas still two days away, Micki Burton put on her best holiday dress and loaded her arms with presents. Waiting for her just seven miles... More >>

  • The Case of the Homeless Hound

    published January 8, 1998

    Rick Kiluk drinks a lot of cheap beer. He also smokes cheap cigarettes, sleeps where he can, and makes money at odd jobs. He used to pal around... More >>

  • They Paved Paradise and Put Up a Development

    published January 1, 1998

    Joe Hessman walks across the rundown parking lot, a symbol of governmental trust betrayed, and tells the story of how it was supposed to be: ... More >>

Archives: 1998 | 1997