March 21, 1990 |
Be careful about what you wish for, an adage advises, because your wishes might come true. That advice might apply to the management of Gulfstream Park, which has sought for decades to establish a position of superiority over Hialeah Park. Gulfstream fought to convince courts, legislatures, racing commissions and the public that it deserved the prime midwinter racing dates and that it was Florida's No. 1 track.
February 22, 1994 |
He owns baseball's Florida Marlins. He owns the Florida Panthers, the hockey team. He just agreed to buy the Miami Dolphins for $138 million. He runs Blockbuster Entertainment Corp., and he's moving big time into television and films. Now he wants to build a virtual city on the edge of the Everglades, a self-governing, 2,300-acre sports and entertainment complex jammed with major league stadiums, a movie studio, an amusement park and golf courses.
October 18, 2007 |
* Kickoff: Tonight, 4:30 PDT. * TV: ESPN. * Line: South Florida by 2. * South Florida update: The Bulls continue to win over nonbelievers with a staunch defense that is giving up only 284.43 yards and 15.7 points per game. Defensive end George Selvie leads the nation with 11 1/2 sacks and the Bulls are fourth with 12 interceptions. Dual-threat quarterback Matt Grothe heads a steady yet unspectacular offense with 1,121 passing yards and 346 rushing yards.
October 18, 2007 |
You know college football is more whooah than Nellie when the most important game of the week is on a Thursday night. And that game is between South Florida and Rutgers. You don't buy generic peanut butter, I don't buy unknown college football. It is a sport not built on parity, it is a sport built on passion. And how can anyone feel passion for a school called South Florida that isn't actually located in south Florida, a No.
September 20, 2001 |
As the nation cheers the heroism and tireless efforts of New York City's firefighters, the conduct of two of their South Florida colleagues has stirred up a storm of criticism. The two refused to ride an engine flying the American flag, said Jeff Hackman, a spokesman for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. When news got out about the incident, which Hackman said occurred Saturday, hundreds of angry people telephoned the city of OpaLocka, where the firefighters are stationed.
February 12, 1995 |
While most people may visit south Florida for the sunshine and the beaches, some of us have always come here for the gambling. Except for Nevada, no place in America offers more action. Not only does Gulfstream Park present some of the best thoroughbred racing in the country, but the greyhound racing, harness racing and jai-alai have long made this region a parimutuel paradise. Years ago, some of my racetrack cronies and I set out to wager on every gambling event offered here in a single day.
April 19, 1995 |
As Fidel Castro begins his 37th year as Cuban president, expectations are lower than ever among Miami's exile community that the gray-bearded leader's rule is about to end. Only 14% of those questioned in a recent poll think he will fall from power this year. But that does not mean Cuba or Castro has lost any incendiary power among Cuban Americans.
August 25, 2005 |
On a collision course with South Florida, Tropical Storm Katrina threatened to build into a hurricane, unleash torrential rains and trigger severe flooding, forecasters said Wednesday. With landfall projected Friday morning, the region was expected to feel the storm's outer bands today. Forecasters said the storm would dump 6 to 20 inches of rain.
October 25, 1995 |
Alligators roaming the streets of suburbia, thousands of deer drowned in the Everglades, acres of flooded neighborhoods and miles of beachfront homes destroyed by hurricanes--and that is just a partial list of the problems Florida faces after being battered over the past three months by two hurricanes and rainfall of near-Biblical measure. Now, as skies begin to clear, there's a new concern: what to do with all the water that has turned the saturated Sunshine State into a balloon about to burst.
July 19, 2007 |
Conservationist Marjory Stoneman Douglas once famously grumbled that Lake Okeechobee, the liquid heart of her beloved Everglades, had been poisoned by man's careless disposal of "pesticides, fertilizer, dead cats and old boots." She didn't know about the 1920s steamship, rusty anchors, tractor tires, fishing-boat motors, settlers' stovepipes, Native American tools and jewelry, and the bones of man and beast dating back thousands of years. All were hauled from the lake bottom this summer.