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1996 Stories by Sean Rowe

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  • Anchors Away

    published December 12, 1996

    Captain Midnight, an irascible hermit, lives from time to time on a crumbling trawler with six yelping mutts. The captain is universally hated by... More >>

  • The Little Museum That Couldn't

    published October 31, 1996

    A news photographer captured the image: Harry S Truman hoisting a copy of the Chicago Daily Tribune dated November 4, 1948. The headline proclaims... More >>

  • Guess Who's Coming... to Dinner Key?

    published October 17, 1996

    In 1989 a hearty, hand-shaking Californian named Sherman Whitmore motored into Miami on a 68-foot Bertram. He stepped off the yacht into a... More >>

  • The Street That Time Forgot

    published October 3, 1996

    Every so often another unsuspecting motorist comes zooming down SW Thirteenth Street into Coral Gables. All at once, a few blocks past Le Jeune... More >>

  • Gimme Subterranean Shelter

    published September 26, 1996

    Whenever Timothy Ivory reads a newspaper, he starts to laugh. Hurricanes? Hah! Home invasion robbers? Tee-hee! Noise pollution? Heat waves? Third... More >>

  • Why Recycle?

    published September 5, 1996

    It's unlikely that you will ever meet Alan L. Stein, even though you indirectly pay part of his salary and, a little more directly, you work for... More >>

  • Will the Last Hurricane Profiteer to Leave Miami Please Turn Out the Lights?

    published September 5, 1996

    "Grab a beer. We'll go sit on the porch where we can smoke, and I'll tell you the whole story. It's the first time I been interviewed, so I feel... More >>

  • Paradise Found

    published August 8, 1996

    Not long after the invention of carjacking, alert South Floridians noticed another hit-and-run phenomenon: the advent of the drive-by novel and... More >>

  • Bronco Billy and the Sinking of the Tango

    published July 25, 1996

    When Mike Morris woke up on a park bench the night of Tuesday, July 9, this is what he saw: Uniformed police and a contingent of... More >>

  • Dead Wrong

    published July 18, 1996

    If you turned on the boob tube the night of June 17 and switched to WTVJ-TV (Channel 6), you might have heard this while rooting around in the... More >>

  • Name Droppers

    published July 11, 1996

    After growing up in a series of chilly, drab-sounding places like Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Sioux City, Iowa, and Manchester, Massachusetts, a... More >>

  • Up Snapper Creek Without a Pedal

    published July 4, 1996

    Hundreds of off-road bicycling enthusiasts got a shock not long ago when they showed up at their favorite woodsy riding trail in South Dade.... More >>

  • Sweet Redemption

    published June 26, 1996

    Last year so many Dade residents forgot or refused or otherwise failed to pay their property taxes that the sum total of delinquency -- $73... More >>

  • If You Sink It, They Will Come

    published June 6, 1996

    Tuesday, April 25, 1995, was a good day for long-boarders and a bad one for Portuguese man-o'-war. Throughout the morning the surf near the... More >>

  • What Price Safety?

    published May 30, 1996

    Month in and month out for thirteen years, Dade County's 1.2 million telephone customers have shelled out eleven cents to support a conundrum... More >>

  • You Say Cemetery, Miami Says Deadbeat

    published May 23, 1996

    A mile from Miami City Hall stands Mercy Hospital, a private, not-for-profit institution owned by the Catholic church and positioned on a... More >>

  • The Great Florida Grape Stomp

    published May 2, 1996

    Beverly Causey is quite the connoisseur. In August of last year she telephoned Rochambeau Wines and Liquors in Dobbs Ferry, New York, proffered... More >>

  • Shark Bait

    published April 18, 1996

    Seconds after the anchor chain tumbles into Biscayne Bay, two women on the sun deck strip down to thong bikinis and start lubing their bare... More >>

  • Such a Deal!

    published April 18, 1996

    The Hound of the Baskervilles would love the Old South Dade Dump. The overgrown landscape, hidden from the view of motorists traveling SW 248th... More >>

  • There Oughta Be a Law!

    published March 21, 1996

    On March 6, the peripatetic Micky Arison, chairman and CEO of Miami-based Carnival Corp., took time off from running a pro basketball team and the... More >>

  • One Hot Idea

    published March 14, 1996

    The call came in at 4:00 a.m. Pacific time. A man in a phone booth in Seattle had a question. He needed an answer fast. The question:... More >>

  • Bahama Trauma

    published February 22, 1996

    He's the guy you see minding his own business down at the end of the bar at Bobby Dykes's Tigertail Lounge in Coconut Grove, or Bill and Ted's in... More >>

  • Our Garbage, Ourselves

    published January 25, 1996

    Citizens of Dade County, rise up and take back your mountain! You built it, after all. It's a monument to you and me, the little guy, the dreamers... More >>

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