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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.
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Home construction method promised economies for buyer in 1977
Can He Sell '70s House for 50s Price? Harold Bader, president of Homes America Corp., believes that "for the first time in this century, a breakthrough in modern technology has made it possible to build beautiful, comfortable homes at unbelievably low prices."
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Greg Lord, the village blacksmith, 1982
Somehow, one expects to find a blacksmith with the buggy-whip manufacturer and the corset salesman. But in Broward County, Greg Lord made his living nailing shoes on horses all over the county.
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Panhandle railroad's only freight was trouble
About the only evidence of the Marianna & Blountstown Railroad in 1973 was a slight bump as you crossed the tracks on East Main Street in Blountstown. The M&B wasn't running.
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After Hurricane Andrew, South Florida turned to north for shingles
By a quirk of fate, the only shingle approved for use in Dade County in the wake of Hurricane Andrew was called the Alaskan shingle because it was developed for that harsh northern climate. And it was made by a small, faraway company run by people amazed they had a monopoly on the post-Andrew market and who promised not to soak their South Florida customers. "We're a family company and we're very leery about being viewed as storm-chasers, " said Greg Malarkey, sales vice president and grandson of the founder of the Malarkey Roofing Co., way up in Portland.