April 20, 1999 |
The major east-west highway across the southern part of Florida was closed for the third straight day Monday as uncontrolled wildfires burning in the Everglades shrouded Interstate 75 with thick black smoke. Motorists planning to use the toll road, called "Alligator Alley," again were forced to make long detours to travel between Miami and Fort Lauderdale on the east coast and Naples and Fort Myers on the west.
May 26, 1990 |
Thunderheads were building to the southwest as Steve Loyd fired up his bass boat to join the dawn parade of fishermen heading out of the channel. "I don't mind getting a little wet," he said, glancing warily over a shoulder, "but if it starts to sparking--well, even I won't stay out there then." Out there is on Lake Okeechobee, America's second-largest freshwater lake and, even after 18 months of drought, still perhaps its hottest spot for largemouth bass.
November 29, 1987 |
Six years without a victory over an archrival seems like an eternity to a college football coach, and Florida State's Bobby Bowden felt the added pressure of being a heavy favorite against Florida. "I think they would have had the real nooses up this time in Tallahassee--pure rope if we'd lost this game," Bowden said. But Florida State fans can put the rope away.