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2003 Stories by Susan Eastman

Archives: 2003 | 2002 | 2001
  • Bubble Gum Babes

    published December 18, 2003

    Brittany Mullen ambles into DM Records in Boca Raton a little after 2 p.m. on November 15, upbeat, eager, and, as always, ready to work. Even... More >>

  • Neighborhood on the Cusp

    published November 20, 2003

    Ann Sparks grabs a nightstick out of her 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup and hooks a leash to the collar of her not-very-nice-to-strangers black... More >>

  • Bring Us the Ballpark

    published November 6, 2003

    Miami is the past. Overdeveloped. Underclothed. Full of itself. It doesn't deserve baseball. Broward and Palm Beach counties are the future.... More >>

  • Death and Doubts

    published October 30, 2003

    It rained all night on May 27. Early the next morning, Henry Drummer and his wife, Bernice, stopped by the house of Bernice's mother, Juanita... More >>

  • A Really Big Shoe(shine)

    published September 11, 2003

    Kevin Love strolls into Phillips & Grooms Shoe Repair & Cleaning with a thick roll of bills buried in the pocket of his black dress slacks and a... More >>

  • Our Lady of Hollywood

    published September 4, 2003

    Gloria Martinez called in sick this past July 12. A blood clot in her leg hurt so badly that, for the second week in a row, she couldn't get out... More >>

  • Paradise Crushed

    published July 31, 2003

    Ralph Bellman remembers the day he ran into Florida's future: September 15, 1969. In a way, it was the day he ran into his own future. Bellman is... More >>

  • Keep on Slicin' and Dicin'

    published July 24, 2003

    Morton Iver got to the lobby of the Fort Lauderdale Airport Hilton at 8:15 a.m. By the time the other conferees took their seats in a second-floor... More >>

  • Moving Targets

    published June 12, 2003

    At 6 a.m., a rickety white van with a single working taillight sputters up to Broward Boulevard and Federal Highway. Jerry, a slight middle-aged... More >>

  • Fowl Play

    published June 12, 2003

    Robert Barcia took a single peacock feather from a vase on the landing of his two-story Victoria Park home and walked into his backyard, crossing... More >>

  • Where the Condos are

    published May 8, 2003

    South Florida is an invention. Even the landscape has been excavated, filled in, and moved around so that it more resembles tropical paradise than... More >>

  • Murder Most Fowl

    published April 10, 2003

    The plastering contractor, the telecommunications consultant, and the retired couple all remember that balmy evening in early March when fireworks... More >>

  • Redeveloping Your Radials

    published March 20, 2003

    In case you hadn't noticed, Fort Lauderdale is in a real estate frenzy not seen since the 1950s, when the Coral Ridge Development Co. unloaded $2... More >>

  • Searching for Brittany

    published February 27, 2003

    Every kid should have an uncle like Kevin Markey. He's a little low on the cool scale. With his wide Irish face, blue eyes shaded with Ray-Bans,... More >>

  • Surfin' F-L-A

    published February 20, 2003

    Kristy Murphy walked out onto the beach at Sebastian Inlet and surveyed the scene. A logo-enhanced (Billabong Girls, Roxy, Rip Curl, Surf Diva)... More >>

  • Miriam for President

    published February 6, 2003

    Dozell Varner Jr. hadn't seen the op-ed piece he penned for the Sun-Sentinel this past January 24 until New Times gave him a copy.... More >>

  • A Generation Lost

    published January 23, 2003

    William Boatwright argued with his wife, Wendy, late into the night on November 13, 1988. Around 4 a.m., William put a gun to Wendy's head and... More >>

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