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By David Ashenfelter and David Ashenfelter,Knight-Ridder News Service | April 29, 1991
The nation's capital is also the murder capital of the United States, according to a Detroit Free Press computer analysis of preliminary crime figures released yesterday by the FBI.It was the second consecutive year that Washington, D.C., led the nation's most populous cities in per capita homicides. The study ranked cities over 100,000 population on the basis of per capita offense rates for crime categories monitored by the FBI.Detroit, once scorned as the murder capital of the nation, dropped to fourth place in per capita homicides in 1990 behind Washington, New Orleans and Atlanta.
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TRAVEL
January 25, 2009
Top spring break destinations 1 Orlando, Fla. 2 South Florida (West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami) 3 Las Vegas 4 Fort Myers, Fla. 5 Denver 6 Phoenix 7 Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. 8 Cancun, Mexico 9 Los Angeles 10 San Juan, Puerto Rico Based on advance Travelocity.com bookings for Feb. 9- April 20, 2009.
NEWS
January 21, 1997
Because of incorrect information supplied by CDA/Investnet of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the number of shares of Legg Mason Inc. stock held by John Francis Curley was reported incorrectly in yesterday's Business section. Curley directly holds 129,075 shares.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 1/21/97
NEWS
August 29, 1998
James J. Gardener,77, the first black chairman of Florida's board of regents, died Aug. 20 of complications from kidney failure in Fort Lauderdale. A graduate of Florida A&M University, he worked while a regent to maintain the historically black university as a separate school within the state university system.Pub Date: 8/29/98
NEWS
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | September 21, 1995
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Call him the man of 101 Social Security numbers.Dogged by gambling debts, William Desadora of Fort Lauderdale schemed to rake in $360,000 of other people's money.First, he got hold of the Social Security numbers for 101 people. Then, he filled out tax returns for all 101, purchased a few post office boxes, and waited for Uncle Sam to send him refunds.Checks started rolling in, and he cashed at least one for $19,000. But Desadora's scheme turned sour when a broker, suspicious of his large investment, called police.
FEATURES
By Edwin McDowell and Edwin McDowell,New York Times | February 11, 1992
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- NEXT MONTH, hundreds of thousands of college students will besiege sandy shores and snowy slopes around the country to celebrate the rites of spring. But just a handful will head for this beach resort, which for 35 years was the spring-break capital of the world.That is just fine with local officials and most business owners, who say they could not be happier, even though it means the loss of $140 million generated by spring break."You can get so addicted to that kind of money that you never ask at what cost," said Nicki E. Grossman, a commissioner of Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale.
TRAVEL
By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Sun Staff | January 31, 1999
Be the first on your block to cheer for Oriole Albert Belle -- and while you're at it, soak up a little March sunshine.Spring training is coming soon to 19 ballparks across Florida, with the new-look Baltimore Orioles scheduled to appear in seven of them, and make stops in Georgia and Alabama before winging homeward in early April.The preseason Orioles are based in Fort Lauderdale, where they are scheduled to play nine of their 14 "home" games in the first two weeks of spring training. This will prove convenient for fans hoping to see as much as possible of the Orioles with the least amount of travel.
SPORTS
By Roch Eric Kubatko | March 20, 1997
What the Orioles did yesterday: Enjoyed their only spring training day off.What the Orioles will do today: Head to West Palm Beach to play the Atlanta Braves for the fifth time. Right-hander Rocky Coppinger will oppose left-hander Denny Neagle (Arundel High), who was roughed up by the Orioles last week in Fort Lauderdale.You know it's spring training when: Fans disapprove of a common strategic maneuver. With Orioles runners on second and third and one out in the eighth inning Tuesday, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Bill Russell brought in left-hander Scott Radinsky to pitch to left-handed hitting Brady Anderson and protect a one-run lead.
SPORTS
By ROCH KUBATKO and ROCH KUBATKO,SUN REPORTER | March 25, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Orioles' 25-inning scoreless streak came to an end yesterday when Luis Matos hit a two-run homer off Barry Hertzler with two out in the ninth inning to produce a 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Matos went to right field with an 0-1 pitch for his first homer this spring, after pinch runner Esix Snead was thrown out at the plate on Jeff Conine's chopper to third. Snead had replaced Javy Lopez, who doubled with one out, and stole third before the controversial call.
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