July 18, 2000 |
Paul Thompson's place is a real pigsty. And noisy too. Snorting 300-pound sows loll in the mud, dozens of smaller Yorkshire porkers oink at each other and gangs of squealing piglets race around the barnyard. Not to mention honking geese, clucking chickens and a persistent buzz from clouds of flies that are as thick as the heat.
June 3, 1999 |
They once were one of this nation's most reclusive Indian tribes, a small band of 400 who lived so deep in the Everglades--among the alligators and the saw grass--that few outsiders ever saw them. But next week, the Miccosukee tribe will host what amounts to a coming out party in its wetland home, and everyone is invited.
July 23, 1998 |
For half a century and more, Floridians drained the sheets of water that once bathed the land. They planted alien species that crowded out the native fire-resistant cypress trees and built homes in the midst of the eerie, now-dry swamp-forests. And they put out fires.
November 11, 1997 |
For the residents of a farm town battered into near oblivion by Hurricane Andrew five years ago, a controversial plan to turn an abandoned air base into a major commercial jetport is just the latest potential heartbreak. In the aftermath of the 1992 storm--the costliest natural disaster in U.S.
November 16, 1995 |
Buoyed by what it says is the booming success of Universal CityWalk, MCA Inc. announced on Wednesday that it is building an even bigger version in Orlando, Fla. Scheduled for completion in 1999, this CityWalk spinoff, to be called the E-Zone, is part of a $2-billion-plus expansion of Universal Studios Florida to be completed in the next six years by MCA and its British joint venture partner, the Rank Organisation.
August 16, 1995 |
MCA Plans Florida Park Expansion: Britain's Rank Organisation and Seagram Co.'s MCA Inc. said they will spend $2.6 billion to turn their Florida theme park into a major resort. The Universal City Florida resort will rival Walt Disney World, analysts said. The current Rank-MCA theme park, equally owned by the companies, is called Universal Studios Florida.