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March 10, 2010 | By C. Ron Allen
The hospital waiting room was packed with patients, but not with humans. These were endangered green sea turtles covered with golf-ball-sized growths. At least 40 scientists and veterinarians participated in delicate surgeries at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center on Tuesday to remove noncancerous tumors, called fibropapilloma. The tumors, some of them on the turtles' eyes, resembled moldy cauliflower. Once the tumors are removed, some turtles will have a chance to regain lost sight.
January 16, 1998 | SHAV GLICK
Motor racing lost one of its most powerful and popular figures when T. Wayne Robertson was killed in a boating accident Wednesday while duck hunting in a Louisiana bayou. Robertson, 48, was president of R.J. Reynolds' Sports Marketing Enterprises, which controls the vast race-sponsorship empire that includes NASCAR's Winston Cup, the National Hot Rod Assn. series and a number of other sporting activities, among them the Vantage senior golf tournament. He was also a senior vice president of R.J.
February 16, 1986 | LUCY IZON, Izon is a Canadian travel journalist covering youth budget routes.
Between now and early April more than 350,000 students are expected at the beaches of Fort Lauderdale. In five weeks the college students bring in more than $100 million of business. Fort Lauderdale wants that business but it also wants to minimize problems with a group that size. This year students will find that the rules are tightening but they'll also find that the community is making a new effort to provide fun and free beach entertainment in the form of Spring Break Games.
July 2, 1989 | SANDRA WALEWSKI, Associated Press
A groggy volunteer crew of five gathered early last New Year's Day and raced to where a 500-pound sea cow had been found with deep gashes from a boat propeller in its grayish-brown, leathery back. But the West Indian manatee wasn't injured in the congested Intracoastal Waterway, but rather in the Everglades. "It shows you they aren't safe anywhere," said Dr. Gregory Bossart, Miami Seaquarium veterinarian and pathologist.
May 24, 1987 | JEFF BATER, United Press International
The garbage bothered Lisa Tanner--chicken bones, dripping cans, grease-stained papers, the discarded dregs of everyday life sitting in lumps in those ugly plastic bags. "You know how you see those garbage bags down a street? It looked really tacky--the green bags, the white bags. Sort of plain, sort of dull." Tanner, a native of snooty Palm Beach, wanted to give trash some class. Her idea was certainly logical, perhaps decadent: Designer trash bags.
September 3, 1989 | CATHERINE WILSON, Associated Press
Two female brown pelicans snap their beaks, croak and flap their wings at two male interlopers swooping down to a bare mangrove branch. The sea birds are fighting for precious space on 3-acre Pelican Island, the nation's first wildlife refuge and the smallest parcel to receive the federal wilderness designation. "We see it as sort of the flagship of the refuge system due to its age," said Charles Lee, senior vice president of the Florida Audubon Society.
May 22, 1987 | ANN HEROLD
A mystery that has divided historians and spurred a movement to clear the name of King Richard III has a new twist, with a London expert saying William Shakespeare may have been right after all. Dr. Theya Molleson, an archeologist at London's Natural History Museum, says she has concluded from X-rays, contemporary documents and recent dental dating methods that two skeletons found in 1674 in the Tower of London are very likely those of Richard III's nephews.
March 1, 1987 | Associated Press
Ruth Baer is retiring from the glassed-in control tower at the large marina where, for 25 years, she has served as concierge to the rich and famous. Looking back over her quarter-century at Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center, Baer says she has seen more changes in the yachts berthed there than in the people who sail them. "The boats used to be long and skinny," she said. "Now, they are big and fat, with a broad beam. But yachtsmen haven't changed--they are still nice people."
August 29, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
As Hurricane Isaac battered New Orleans on Wednesday with heavy rain and storm surges, the city's levees and drainage pump system appeared to be performing as hoped. Isaac is a “nasty, determined storm,” but the $14.5-billion storm protection system of levees, floodgates and walls is holding up well so far and is “absolutely paying off,” Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu said on CNN.  A New Orleans city spokesman at the emergency operations center expressed satisfaction with the system as well.  “We are very confident in the hurricane risk-reduction system, the federal system that is protecting the city right now," he said in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times.
November 13, 2007 | Martha Waggoner, Associated Press
They are photos Ansel Adams never intended anyone to see -- tiny proofs taken with a hand-held camera of a landscape that lacks the grandeur captured in his portraits of the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park. But thanks to some connections and a quirk of inheritance law, and over the objections of the trust that controls the use of Adams' work, the few dozen 5-inch-square proofs are on display at a small museum not far from the inland waterway where Adams shot the pictures in 1940.
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