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2000 Stories by Roger Williams

Archives: 2000 | 1999
  • Blowing Smoke

    published November 23, 2000

    There's Andre Fladell in front of local TV cameras explaining how he mistakenly cast his vote for Pat Buchanan and why he's taking the matter to... More >>

  • Down For the Recount

    published November 16, 2000

    The 24 hours after Election Day 2000 were perhaps the most chaotic time in South Florida history since Hurricane Andrew struck. So, in the... More >>

  • Keith Clayborne in Black and White

    published November 9, 2000

    Keith Clayborne maneuvers his red Ford Mustang along Sistrunk Boulevard in a pouring rain. His headlights dance ahead of the car, revealing the... More >>

  • Poverty's Paradise

    published November 2, 2000

    The North New River Canal rolls out of Lake Okeechobee, travels the first 1000 yards of its 50-mile, straight-line journey to Miami, then enters... More >>

  • The Best Shot at a Cure For Cancer

    published October 5, 2000

    Temi Linzner wheels her sleek, cobalt blue Mercedes into a parking lot near Holy Cross Hospital. Dark... More >>

  • Rats Indeed

    published September 21, 2000

    Carol Labelle could not rely on beauty, youth, education, friends in high places, a stable family, the good will of strangers, or even a steady... More >>

  • This Land Is My Land

    published August 24, 2000

    Clif Lirette sits in his house trailer a long way from ordinary 21st-century life and watches his dogs, Butch and Rock 'n' Roll, travel quickly... More >>

  • Social Insecurity

    published August 17, 2000

    Robert Rodriguez had to go to the bathroom. The urge was inconvenient on this late June afternoon, the first day Rodriguez returned to work... More >>

  • Mr. Hollywood Florida

    published July 20, 2000

    Steven Seagal's voice was blooming in Craig Marquardo's ear like an exotic flower, and the voice was saying yes. Yes, Seagal liked the script.... More >>

  • A Portable Feast

    published June 22, 2000

    Osvaldo Herrera, Clifton Lirette, and Frank Bramwell turn together to study the figure approaching from the south: a lone pedestrian, still... More >>

  • One Strike and You're Out on the Street

    published June 15, 2000

    On a warm July evening a year ago, Jeremy Rose made a mistake. The 17-year-old bought cocaine. He put it in his car. Painstakingly trying to... More >>

  • Eyes on a Prize, Moore or Less

    published June 8, 2000

    Virgil Bolden loves to sit at a small round table under an old oak tree in the front yard of his home in the 1500 block of NW Fourth Street in... More >>

  • Clubbed to Death

    published May 4, 2000

    The problem is big, and its name is Stuart Konecky. Bayview residents see him as six feet, four inches of mercenary disregard for the peace and... More >>

  • Awful Fishy

    published April 27, 2000

    Arthur Keys, two friends, and half a dozen children stand under a melting afternoon sun beside a canal in the western reaches of Broward County,... More >>

  • The American Dream, Minus the Kids

    published April 13, 2000

    Maria Sierra and her son, Adrian, wheel into the parking lot of a Hollywood condominium known as Paradise Gardens, where she helps the... More >>

  • A Fishy Bit of Environmentalism

    published March 30, 2000

    Land boats known as Lincolns, Cadillacs, and Pontiacs, tagged in Ontario, New York, or Pennsylvania, are parked facing the gently rolling hulls of... More >>

  • It's Our History, Dig?

    published March 23, 2000

    Scott Lewis stands in front of the canned corn and peas in a middle aisle of the Hyde Park Market in downtown Fort Lauderdale, discussing the... More >>

  • A Matter of Life and Dearth

    published March 9, 2000

    They can snap off close-call medical emergency stories like cards from a deck, but the four gray-haired men lunching at Charley's Crab aren't... More >>

  • Just Say, Um, OK to Drugs

    published February 10, 2000

    Call it Dania Beachhead. For the first time in 30 years, residents of the county's oldest town say they've established a solid position in... More >>

  • Copping a Homophobic Attitude

    published February 3, 2000

    The night her life began to unravel, Linda Ashby was a confident female law-enforcement officer only five months into a career as a uniformed... More >>

  • The Plot To Depose King Jenne

    published January 27, 2000

    When Bill Bucknam pulled into the parking lot of Bill Scherer's law firm one Friday morning, he was alarmed to see two people sitting some... More >>

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