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For six decades, drivers with dings and dents on their Beemers and Benzes gravitated to Giant Motors Auto Paint & Paint in Miami Beach. Now Richard May has sold it to a developer and plans a life of retirement.
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FPL demolishes smokestacks at Port Everglades
Four 350-foot smokestacks and four hulking steel boiler buildings fell to 450 pounds of explosives July 16, 2013 at the Florida Power & Light facility at Port Everglades. The oil fired boilers there first went on line in 1960. The plant was to be replaced by one burning natural gas.
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Norwegian's breakaway moment, 2013
Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Kevin Sheehan has resolved long-standing problems, instituted a new corporate climate, placed a fresh focus on travel agent ties, taken the company public and launched a new class of ships since taking the helm in 2008.
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Their business is protecting business from hurricanes
If your business is looking for the ultimate protection against hurricane damage, a Miami-based company, American Business Continuity Domes, can build you a steel-reinforced concrete dome it says can survive winds of more than 250 miles per hour. And earthquake. And water. And fire.
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Spongers at work, 1988
The country has changed, but the craft remains the same. Fernando Quintero began sculpting sponges for Arellano Bros. Inc. 60 years ago in the small Cuban village of Batabana.
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Runyon's restaurant, a special place
Those in the know would not clink champagne glasses anyplace but Runyon's restaurant in Coral Springs, the upscale eatery that has served the rich, famous and fashionable for more than 20 years. At Runyon's, the environment is as important as the entrees, a Miami Herald writer wrote.
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Bea Pila, local designer with an eye for detail
Designer Bea Pila is known for pulling together styles, materials and odd finds so that homes reflect the personality of their owners. Pila is the doyenne of details; in her Coconut Grove home and in the homes of clients through her B. Pila Design Studio.
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Charles A. Intriago studies financial crimes
Miami attorney Charles A. Intriago has created a cottage industry shedding light on money laundering and other aspect of financial crime. Miami is an epicenter, he says. And he's glad to live there.
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Cruise ship reunited "Love Story" actors in 2000
Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, stars of the 1970 movie "Love Story," came together Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000 at Port Everglades to christen Princess Cruises' newest ship, The Ocean Princess. The actors, who enjoyed a ride in a classic 1946 MG automobile, hadn't appeared together in 30 years. The new 77,000-ton cruise ship cost $300 million to build.
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Bal Harbour Shops and the Whitman family
Stanley Whitman founded Bal Harbour Shops, opened in 1965 as one of the country's finest luxury shopping centers. At the helm today son Randy Whitman, who serves as managing partner and oversees the physical property upkeep. Grandson Matthew Whitman Lazenby is next in line as operating partner and responsible for leasing, the mall's expansion and day-to-day operations.