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Environmentalists thought "ecosystem management" was a bright idea for preserving Florida's natural assets, until the Chiles administration embraced the concept. Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996


Aerospace Robert J. Khoury, 53, succeeded his brother, Amin J. Khoury, 57, as chief executive officer of Palm Beach County's BE Aerospace Inc., a designer and manufacturer of commercial aircraft... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996

New In Fort Lauderdale

The 1996 Golden Spoon Awards from Florida Trend, honoring the state's best restaurants, were celebrated in March at a wonderful banquet recognizing the winners. The event was held in Fort... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996


Back in the 1960s, New York City Mayor John Lindsay once commented, it a suave urban bon mot, that he didn't trust air he couldn't see.That sentiment came to mind... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996

Brazil's New Prominence

Brazil moved into first place among Florida's trading partners last year, surpassing Japan as the state's biggest source of import and export business. And though much of Brazil's influence can... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996

Around the State

FloridaThe Florida Department of Law Enforcement's standard crime rate, which does not include drug offenses or fraud, decreased 6.4% in 1995 as the ratio of crimes per 100,000 residents dropped... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996

Legal Trends: Retailers Beware!

Over the last five years, Oakland, Calif.-based Saperstein, Goldstein, Demchak & Baller has terrorized American retailers by filing huge gender discrimination cases against chain stores - most recently, Florida's Publix.... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996

"Hiring is a Crapshoot"

One worker with a drug habit can wreak havoc on a small business' finances and reputation. Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996

Speed Dialing for Dollars

Just 15 years ago, when Russell I. Pillar was a high school student headed for a career in telecommunications, millions of working adults managed to do without fax machines or... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996


TourismI was pleased to read Editor John Berry's Florida Close-Up column on tourism, "Selling Florida Short," in the March 1996 issue of Florida Trend. As you state, Florida is much... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996

Florida Business On-Line

Tom DeMartine, owner of two yacht charter businesses in Nokomis, decided to start advertising on the Internet last fall. Fully developed since last December, his World Wide Web site [http://www.visailing.com]... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996

Man in the Middle

As Bob Graham considers whether to run for governor again, it's time to take the measure of the man's record in Tallahassee and Washington. Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996

Mapping the Future

Two weeks into his job as Geonex's new chairman, CEO and president Kenneth L. Mellem outlines his step by step plan for rebuilding the high-tech mapping company. The formula sounds... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1996

Real Estate: Graying And Growing

Florida builders should focus on the new breed of retirees who are looking for a different kind of retirement community. Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Splendors of St. Petersburg

Sleepy St. Petersburg is awakening, especially in the downtown surrounds of the exciting Florida International Museum. Several blocks of once somnolent storefronts have been reborn as a tempting array of... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996


These are not sunny days for my profession. According to various opinion polls, journalists and government officials are held in equally low esteem by the public. That hurts. Sure, the... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Defending Trade

When former Central Florida Congressman James L. Bacchus was named this country's only representative on the seven-member appellate body of the World Trade Organization (WTO), he knew he'd be ruling... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Around the State

FloridaSunTrust Banks Inc., based in Atlanta, agreed to pay $2.3 million to at least 40,000 Florida customers who allegedly were overcharged on their escrow payments. In 1995, the state filed... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Florida Continues To Shine

The sun still shines a little brighter on Florida's economic landscape than elsewhere. The slowdown in the national economy barely cast a shadow through much of Florida, which saw gross... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

Cutting Legal Fees

For at least one Florida lawyer, the state's nationally known mediation laws have helped him land a nationally known client. Over the last four years, attorney Miguel A. Olivella, Jr.,... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1996

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