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1997 Stories by Sean Rowe

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  • Now Departing

    published August 14, 1997

    The predawn darkness of Opa-locka Airport teems with ghosts. This is the place where farm boys became fighter pilots in the face of Nazi menace,... More >>

  • The Bell Tolls for Him

    published July 31, 1997

    On a full moon night preceding the longest day of summer, a casket came to be placed aboard the Alma B., an 85-foot cargo vessel berthed beside... More >>

  • The Pirate of Black Point

    published July 3, 1997

    Imagine you own a waterfront mansion that needs some fixing up. One day a friendly fellow knocks on the door and says he wants to rent your house... More >>

  • Mystery Cruise

    published June 19, 1997

    Next time you think the American working man has lost his hustle, visit Terminal 12 at the Port of Miami. Day and night for six solid weeks,... More >>

  • Sleep- Walking

    published May 22, 1997

    In her 1991 book The Overworked American, Harvard economist Juliet Schor documents the alarming fact that work hours for most people in the United... More >>

  • When Vicki Met Syl, Part Two

    published May 15, 1997

    The central courtroom of the George Whitehurst United States Courthouse in Fort Myers is an artless, modern box, set within an otherwise handsome... More >>

  • When Vicki Met Syl

    published May 8, 1997

    The evening of March 14, 1991, was crisp and windy in Washington, D.C., with temperatures dropping to the mid-50s after sundown. A car, a black... More >>

  • Sudden Wayne Change

    published April 10, 1997

    Less than four years after persuading Dade County and the city of Homestead to spend upwards of $60 million in tax dollars on a giant motorsports... More >>

  • Surfer Dudes Unite

    published March 27, 1997

    The beach at Virginia Key has always been a home to outcasts. When Muhammad Ali trained in Miami in the 1960s, he swam there because it was the... More >>

  • Dig This

    published March 6, 1997

    Info: Dig This Ronald Esserman didn't want his boat hitting bottom. Now the auto tycoon and his top-flight contractors are going to get... More >>

  • Glorious & Notorious

    published February 27, 1997

    Info: Glorious & Notorious Casablanca had Rick's; Vegas had the Stardust; Miami's cocaine jazz age had the decadent Mutiny Hotel By... More >>

  • Put a Lid on It, Pal

    published February 6, 1997

    By way of example, Greg Davis gets up from the bar at the Irish House and walks into the alley. He examines the Dumpster and runs some numbers on... More >>

  • MIA at MIA

    published January 23, 1997

    The trouble started when Prince Guram Eristavi slipped on the ice outside his residence in the Czech Republic, breaking his ribs. What with the... More >>

  • Guess Who's Coming Back to Dinner Key?

    published January 16, 1997

    Last week an old man in a golf cart handed out eviction notices at Dinner Key boat yard in Coconut Grove. The carpenters, mechanics, and... More >>

  • A Key Battle

    published January 9, 1997

    They all want to ride a wild horse," says Taras Lyssenko, explaining why women love him. "But if you ride a wild horse, is it wild any more? I... More >>

  • Talkin' Trash

    published January 9, 1997

    Defend the borders and pick up the garbage. That's the heart of good government, right? Miamians who face higher garbage fees -- and the possible... More >>

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