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By David Fleshler and David Fleshler,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | July 20, 2003
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - In the waters off Fort Lauderdale, just past the second reef, lies a bizarre graveyard of discarded tires. An estimated 2 million of them are scattered over 35 acres of ocean floor, dumped there in the early 1970s in an attempt to create an artificial reef. The reef of tires turned out to be a spectacular failure. Few marine creatures made their homes among the steel-belted radials. And the nylon bands that held bundled tires together broke, allowing the tires to break free, ride the currents and slam into the natural coral reefs.
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SPORTS
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | June 24, 1996
INDIANAPOLIS -- Diver David Pichler and coach Ron O'Brien exchanged accusations of assault, harassment and slander less than an hour after they were formally named to the 1996 U.S. Olympic team yesterday at Indiana University Natatorium.After qualifying for his first Olympic team on his final platform dive, Pichler, 27, alleged that O'Brien harassed him for months after he left the Fort Lauderdale team -- and intimidated him with "mind games" at the U.S. trials.Pichler, who trains and lives in Columbus, Ohio, also said that O'Brien's son, Tim, pushed a friend on an airplane after the Phillips 66 National Diving Championships in Ohio in April.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | October 28, 1998
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Republic Industries Inc.'s Auto- Nation USA used-car superstore unit must pay $50 million to rival CarMax Group for using similar brand names to confuse car buyers, a CarMax lawyer said yesterday.A federal court jury in Fort Lauderdale deliberated more than seven hours yesterday before awarding the punitive damages to CarMax, a unit of Circuit City Group, for its unfair competition claims against AutoNation, said Richard Knoth, a lawyer for CarMax.CarMax had sought $477 million from AutoNation, accusing it of trademark infringement and unfair competition in copying the name for CarMax's "AutoMation" computerized inventory-browsing system.
FEATURES
By Los Angeles Times | September 20, 1991
Even in South Florida, where years of mayhem and madness had many residents believing they could no longer be shocked, the Willets sex scandal trial is off the charts.Kathy and Jeff are no ordinary couple.On the one hand, if they are convicted, there may be nothing unusual about a hard-working hooker and her protective pimp trying to make a few bucks off the local citizenry. So they got caught. Another day, another routine arrest, from a region where the summer blockbuster criminal news is about a Kennedy family member accused of rape and a former Panamanian dictator awaiting trial in a cushy jail.
SPORTS
By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | March 18, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Melvin Mora had four of his team's 14 hits, including a two-run sixth-inning home run, and the Orioles pounded the Washington Nationals, 12-4, before 4,922 at Fort Lauderdale Stadium for their third straight exhibition win. Mora was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and was a triple short of the cycle. Luis Matos, who was playing in his first game since returning from the World Baseball Classic, and David Newhan each had two hits, two runs and an RBI. Cardinals vs. Orioles Fort Lauderdale, Fla., today, 1:05 p.m.
SPORTS
By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | March 21, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Until recently, Brian Roberts' comeback played out almost entirely outside the public eye, away from the curious gaze of many of his teammates and the critical glare of reporters, looking for proof that the Orioles second baseman is ready to play in a baseball game again. At first, he took batting practice on a back field at Fort Lauderdale Stadium, where no fans are allowed and where planes taking off nearby drown out any sounds associated with baseball. He has followed hitting coach Terry Crowley, both of them ducking into the batting cage adjacent to the main field, a thick netting obscuring the diminutive All-Star swinging at soft-toss pitches inside.
SPORTS
By DAN CONNOLLY | February 23, 2007
Cruising around the west coast of Florida this week, a few thoughts came to mind: Is there any place in the free world with more strip malls per square mile than the greater Tampa-St. Pete area? Are they called strip malls because, at least in Tampa, there seemingly is a strip joint on every corner? Aren't the Orioles lucky that they have a great city like Fort Lauderdale to spend six weeks in? And could Fort Lauderdale Stadium be any worse? Spending a few days in Clearwater, Sarasota and Tampa opened the eyes to how bad the Orioles' big league training facility is for fans, players and media alike.
NEWS
By Warren Richey and Warren Richey,Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | May 17, 1991
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Treasure hunters believe they have discovered the legendary "Lost Patrol" -- five World War II Navy bombers that disappeared without a trace 45 years ago and strengthened the myth of the Bermuda Triangle.If accurate, the find in 700 feet of water 10 miles off Fort Lauderdale would solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries and provide a long-awaited explanation to survivors of the five pilots and nine crewmen who lost radio contact and vanished on Dec. 5, 1945.It also would suggest a tragic irony: that the Navy pilots were almost within sight of their home base when they apparently ditched their planes in high seas.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 17, 1996
The Orioles will begin selling tickets to spring training home games at Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Stadium tomorrow.Tickets can be purchased at Fort Lauderdale Stadium or by mailing or faxing a ticket order form to the stadium box office.The form is available at Camden Yards or by calling the Orioles at (410) 685-9800.Tickets are $12, $9 and $6.Tickets for the final exhibition game, March 30 at Camden Yards against the Philadelphia Phillies, are on sale at the Orioles box office and through Ticketmaster.
SPORTS
By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | March 5, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Jay Gibbons' two-run single highlighted a three-run first inning and the Orioles cruised to their first exhibition win, a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday before 4,575 at Fort Lauderdale Stadium. Starter Daniel Cabrera got the win, retiring all six batters he faced and registering two strikeouts, before leaving to join the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. Orioles vs. Nationals Viera, Fla., today, 1:05 p.m. Radio: 1090 AM
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