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Pretend Paupers

Cyber-surfing on a Sunday afternoon. Virtual America, like its real time and place analog, is a crowd of special interests, but I just know I can find the particular, narrow... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1995

More Than Just A Game

Whether teeing off at Black Diamond, putting at Doral or chipping at Avila, executives describe golf with words like "honor," "camaraderie" and "bonding." And then there's the business part. Read more »
Published on 12/1/1995

Diversifying Away From Profits

If 1995 was a bad year for you, take heart. You could've been Paul G. Kahn. The chairman and chief executive of Jacksonville-based Ideon Group Inc. saw his company lose... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1995

Free(ze) Trade

One year ago, the Summit of the Americas commemorated and cemented a new regional order in which free trade, democracy and closer hemispheric ties ruled the day. A primary beneficiary... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1995

Mouths That Roar

Can anyone question that these are mean-spirited times?Tempers are hair-triggered, rhetoric cutting and often crass, actions spiteful, revenge sweet. One-upmanship dominates, whether on a highway or in a supermarket check-out... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1995

The 25% Quick Fix

On a recent trip to the Bahamas, state Sen. Mario Diaz-Balart finally got to go shark diving. It's something he's always wanted to do, the longtime scuba enthusiast explains, as... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1995

Around the State

Florida Some South Florida residential citrus trees near the Miami International Airport have been infected with the Asian strain of citrus canker, the most virulent of the two strains of... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1995

Big Money On Campus

Academic purists may cringe, but Florida's universities are turning their faculties' best ideas into profits. In the three years since researchers at Florida International University disclosed a new chemical process... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1995

Robert Tolf's Favorite Delectables

Christmas gift giving should be a joy, not a burden. The perennial challenge is to find treasures that are painless to select and to deliver. Taste treats often do the... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

For The Holidays

Holiday time approaches, and it's not too early to begin planning just where you want to celebrate. Walt Disney World, of course, offers a bevy of banquets and special menus... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Green Light To Developers

When Gov. Chiles appointed Jim Murley, then the executive director of a private environmental protection group, to head the state agency that enforces Florida's growth-management program, you might have expected... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

The Real Orlando Magic

This story is no longer available. Please contact the Florida Trend circulation department at (727) 821-5800 to see if a back issue is available for this month. Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Why Florida's Governor Gets No Respect

In January 1995, Republican Senator Mario Diaz-Balart, chair of the Florida Senate Committee on Ways and Means, unilaterally ordered state executive agencies to reduce their budget requests for the next... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Penny Pinching

Three years ago, the state Legislature set aside $1 million to fund the Florida Trade Data Center in Miami. Next month, the funding runs out, and the center may be... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Storm Watch

Late on the afternoon of October 4, as Hurricane Opal began biting into the Panhandle's sugar-sand beaches, state Insurance Commissioner Bill Nelson sat in his office, worriedly working the phones.... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995


FLORIDA EDUCATIONOn behalf of the school board members and all of the education community throughout Florida, I would like to take this opportunity to raise a few points concerning your... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Market Intelligence

Supermarket shoppers usually know exactly what they want. They speed up and down aisles, filling their carts with the same brands they've been buying for years: Kellogg's corn flakes and... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Hooked On Sugar

Forgive Bradenton Congressman Dan Miller for thinking he could take on the U.S. sugar program. Forgive him for thinking his Republican brethren, who talk such a good game about cutting... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Around the State

FloridaAbout 5,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters went on strike Sept. 7 against the nation's largest car hauler, Miami-based Ryder System Inc. As a result of the strike,... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Beef Is Back

"Where's the beef?" is really a cry from the 1980s when beef consumption in this country declined. Today, however, big-check steak house sales are soaring. Even the stomach SWAT squads... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1995

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