September 16, 1986
Funeral services were held in Coral Gables, Fla., for Florida State offensive lineman Pablo Lopez, 21, of South Miami, who was shot to death during an altercation outside a fraternity dance on the school's Tallahassee campus Saturday.
September 2, 2013 |
The men remember a manicured campus stained by the blood of teenage boys. They remember the explosion of the leather strap - 30 lashes, 50 lashes, more than 100 - and the bloody classroom chairs they scrubbed down later. For more than a century, the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in the Florida Panhandle town of Marianna took in damaged children and turned out shattered men. The state closed the school in 2011 after the U.S. Justice Department documented some of the abuse. But the sprawling campus may still be hiding horrors.
January 18, 1996 |
Kloster to Shut Down Royal Cruise Line: Financially strapped Kloster Cruise Ltd., based in Coral Gables, Fla., said it will shut down the unit's San Francisco headquarters and that it has already started laying off members of the 120-person staff. Royal's four ships will be used by Kloster's other unit, Norwegian Cruise Line, which also is based in Coral Gables, the company said.
March 15, 1997 |
After eluding would-be rescuers for nearly two years, a manatee that was being killed slowly by a piece of cord fell for gobs of lettuce and let down her guard long enough to be captured. Biologists cornered the 360-pound manatee, nicknamed Phyllis, in a Coral Gables, Fla., canal and removed the cord, which ringed her body.
July 15, 2005 |
Three American teenagers won the National Geographic World Championship in Budapest, Hungary, the fourth consecutive U.S. victory in the test of geography knowledge. Andrew Wojtanik, 15, of Overland Park, Kan.; Karan Takhar, 14, of North Attleboro, Mass.; and Jesse Weinberg, 14, of Coral Gables, Fla., teamed up for the latest U.S. victory.
December 15, 2002
"Florida's Treasure Islands" (Dec. 1) was delightful. I grew up in Coral Gables, Fla., during the '50s and '60s, and my family visited Sanibel and Captiva islands before a bridge from the mainland existed. We were ferried over. Then Sanibel had one plain motel, an even plainer wood general store, lots of sand -- and tons of shells. Ted Nicholas Indian Wells, Calif.