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2002 Stories by Susan Eastman

Archives: 2003 | 2002 | 2001
  • His Santa Moment

    published December 26, 2002

    Santa is frantic. Pacing through the living room of his red-and-green-and-gold Christmas-spangled home in an absolute dither. The cause of his... More >>

  • The Show Must Go On

    published December 19, 2002

    George Hanneforf III is short, broad, and muscular, with Johnny Weissmuller, 1930s, old Hollywood, he-man good looks and an Old World demeanor. At... More >>

  • Twice Busted

    published November 28, 2002

    Jimmy Walker seemed hell-bent on taking a bad situation and making it ten times worse. Although ten times might be a conservative multiplier.... More >>

  • Girlhood, Interrupted

    published November 7, 2002

    "Often there's misunderstanding, out of all the good I try to do. Go to friends for consolation, I find them complaining, too. So many... More >>

  • Flute Galoot

    published October 10, 2002

    When he's in the middle of a bamboo forest, Erik Sampson hears music. Today, though, Sampson isn't in the jungle. He's standing before a clump... More >>

  • Liberté. Fraternité. No Way.

    published October 3, 2002

    Last week, Nathan Lipschultz sealed a gutter, repaired a screen door, installed a garbage disposal, and then headed to a meeting with two members... More >>

  • Queen of the Recount

    published September 26, 2002

    Carol Roberts still gets THE REACTION, two years after Palm Beach County's dangling and dimpled chads became world-beamed symbols of the 2000... More >>

  • Net Free

    published August 22, 2002

    This is a story about people who drive hundreds of miles in blazing heat to walk along dirt roads ragged with wildflowers and weeds, who swat... More >>

  • The Wheel Deal

    published July 25, 2002

    "Donate Your Wheels for Meals" read a recent advertisement wedged into the "Autos Wanted" section of the Sun-Sentinel's classified ads.... More >>

  • Profile of a Predator

    published July 4, 2002

    For 32 years, Luise Buettner marked the beginning of the tourist season with the arrival of the Joessmans, the Uoesers, Inga Koetz, and Karl... More >>

  • Doll Farce

    published June 6, 2002

    Barbara Whiteman snagged an original Sara Lee doll about 15 years ago. Created by Belle Glade florist Sara Lee Creech and produced briefly from... More >>

  • Dr. Strange Train

    published May 30, 2002

    From deep in the land of the hanging chad, where a tabloid empire made tabloid-like headlines when anthrax was discovered in its Boca Raton... More >>

  • Baby Doll

    published May 9, 2002

    A half century ago, before the arrival of mega-toy emporiums Toys "R" Us and FAO Schwarz, the Sears, Roebuck and Co. Christmas catalog fed the... More >>

  • Swimming Against the Tide

    published May 2, 2002

    Monday afternoon. Mid-April. And it's already blazing hot. In these brief hours of freedom between the last school bell and suppertime, black... More >>

  • Not Kid Stuff

    published March 28, 2002

    The clock says 5. Above a dish rack stacked with black-and-white dinner plates, above a small sink and a window shaded with deep green vertical... More >>

  • Brothers Needing Rescue

    published February 28, 2002

    The brothers Cosinero Cux have to make a tough decision. Deadline: today. The options: Scrape together $1800 to pay off a Miami... More >>

  • Migrant Justice

    published February 21, 2002

    Rosa is crying.She is wearing a stretchy, blue-striped T-top, a stretchy skirt with blue stripes colliding in clashing patterns, and a... More >>

  • Kid Cowboy

    published January 17, 2002

    A cool wind has kicked up, shaking the limbs of this November night with anticipation. But in the chutes, where 33 bull riders are gathered for... More >>

  • West of Eden

    published January 3, 2002

    If Troy Weekley hadn't gone to the rodeo in Davie in 1956, his son might not rock at night in a hammock on the porch of a cedar-covered cottage... More >>

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