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August 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
With shortages of food, water and electricity in hurricane-ravaged Coral Gables, Fla., the top-ranked Miami Hurricanes moved their practices 140 miles north to Vero Beach.
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NEWS
February 27, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
It was not exactly a globe-girdling excursion. But for about an hour Wednesday night, seated on a stage at a university in Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton offered some of her world view and a glimpse of what might constitute a 2016 run for president. She encouraged her young, and supportive, audience to engage in the campaign process, to press their would-be leaders for specificity and to avoid the slough of political cynicism. “No one can or should sit on the sidelines,” Clinton said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
This week, novelist James Patterson started doing something many an author has secretly dreamed of doing: he's giving back to the bookstores that made it possible for him to be an author in the first place. Making good on a promise he made last fall to give $1 million to independent bookstores, Patterson announced Wednesday that he's sent out the first batch of the checks. Fifty-five bookstores across the United States will receive grants totaling $267,000. “Every day, booksellers are out there saving our country's literature,” Patterson said in a news release.
SPORTS
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.
BUSINESS
January 18, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
March 15, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
WORLD
July 15, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
TRAVEL
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.
SPORTS
January 28, 1990
University of Miami quarterback Craig Erickson allegedly punched another student four or five times in the face in a fight over a girl, according to a complaint filed with campus police in Coral Gables, Fla. Jay Dewing, 20, was treated at a hospital for a black eye, a bloody lip and bruises about his forehead after the altercation Thursday at a campus bar. Dewing said he would press charges Monday. Erickson is 6-2, 196 pounds; Dewing is 5-9, 150.
SPORTS
November 1, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
It is not a shock to open a paper to find Florida State listed as a 22-point favorite. The Seminoles (7-0) are No. 3 in the Bowl Championship Series standings and have defeated their last three opponents by a combined score of 163-31. Florida State is very good, if not tremendous. It is a shock to open a paper to find Florida State listed as a 22-point favorite over Miami. It would be one thing if Miami were 0-7 and unranked, but Miami is 7-0 and ranked No. 7. It would be one thing if Miami has struggled against Florida State, but the Hurricanes lead the all-time series, 31-26, and 14-9 in Tallahassee.
NATIONAL
September 2, 2013 | By Benjamin Mueller
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.
SPORTS
August 5, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
An employee deprived of a $4,000 investment - that's what started the chain of events that led to Major League Baseball's suspensions of 13 players, including three-time most valuable player Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez, whose career accomplishments would otherwise make him a lock for the Hall of Fame, was suspended Monday for the remainder of this season and all of 2014. That suspension is set to take effect Thursday. Rodriguez has said he will appeal, and he would be allowed to play during that process.
SPORTS
June 7, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Bud Selig, baseball's commissioner, declared the game's steroid era "clearly a thing of the past" and the use of banned performance-enhancing substances "virtually nonexistent. " It was January 2010, and former home run champion Mark McGwire had just come clean about his use of PEDs during his career. Selig's statements have now proven premature. Major League Baseball is investigating allegations that the owner of a shuttered South Florida wellness clinic distributed steroids, synthetic testosterone and human growth hormone to as many as 20 major league players, making it potentially the worst single drug-abuse case in U.S. sports history.
SPORTS
May 18, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Dwyane Wade, the Heat superstar who is trying to help Miami win a second consecutive NBA championship this spring, surprised a Miami teenager when he showed up unexpectedly at her senior prom on Friday night. Nicole Muxo made a YouTube video last month inviting Wade to be her date at the Archbishop Coleman Carroll High prom. She got no reply, though. Then Wade showed up at the La Jolla Ballroom in Coral Gables, Fla., on Friday night with roses in hand, much to the surprise of Muxo and her classmates.
WORLD
July 15, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NATIONAL
September 2, 2013 | By Benjamin Mueller
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.
NEWS
July 24, 1985 | Associated Press
Stephen Arky, a senior partner in a prominent Miami law firm who had been linked with the collapsed ESM Government Securities Inc. and the resulting Ohio banking crisis, killed himself in his home, police said Tuesday. A police statement said Arky, 42, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head Monday morning at his home in suburban Coral Gables. He was the son-in-law of Cincinnati financier Marvin Warner, who controlled Home State Savings Bank in Ohio.
NEWS
April 8, 2004 | S. Irene Virbila, Times Staff Writer
Normally, the Sunset Strip is the venue of choice for trendy restaurants and clubs. But lo and behold, a serious restaurant has just opened there in the new Sunset Millennium Plaza. And instead of hype, we have someone who can deliver: Florida chef Norman Van Aken, of Norman's in Coral Gables. He is, in fact, the first top-level chef from outside California to open a restaurant here in at least a decade. Some new blood can only be positive for the L.A. food scene.
TRAVEL
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.
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