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2008-07-23 03:00:43

By Scott Wyman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 22--The asphalt had not even cooled when the first plane took off at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a late-night scramble to repave the main runway. The work on a key intersection was supposed to take 28 hours over three days. Construction crews instead jammed it into four hours. Since the rushed job in the fall of 2004, engineers have depicted the pavement as too rough and uneven and questioned how long it will...

2008-07-22 12:00:23

By Arlene Satchell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 22--AT&T turned on television service Monday in South Florida, becoming the first big phone company to challenge cable and satellite companies in Florida since the state last year opened the cable TV industry to competition. The telephone giant's U-verse is available in parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties, where it will compete with Comcast Corp. and satellite provider DirecTV. U-verse, which runs via the Internet, will be...

2008-07-22 06:00:00

By Ken Kaye, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 22--A home-built plane powered by a Chevy Corvette engine crashed at North Perry Airport this month after it lost power and the pilot turned sharply in an apparent attempt to land, a National Transportation Safety Board report released Monday said. That turn put the wings almost perpendicular to the ground and caused the Lancair IV-P to lose lift -- or "stall" in aviation terms -- when it was 150 feet in the air, the safety board said....

2008-07-22 06:00:00

By Ken Kaye, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 22--A home-built plane powered by a Chevy Corvette engine crashed at North Perry Airport this month after it lost power and the pilot turned sharply in an apparent attempt to land, a National Transportation Safety Board report released Monday said. That turn put the wings almost perpendicular to the ground and caused the Lancair IV-P to lose lift -- or "stall" in aviation terms -- when it was 150 feet in the air, the safety board said....

2008-07-22 03:00:31

By Jaclyn Giovis, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 21--Midwest Airlines will bow out of South Florida next month, becoming the latest airline to cut service to the region amid record fuel costs. And low-cost carrier Allegiant Air quietly announced late Friday plans to trim service between Fort Lauderdale and Allentown, Pa., Chattanooga, Tenn., Greensboro, N.C., Huntington, W. Va.and Tri-Cities, Tenn. All of those routes will be shut by Sept. 6, though flight schedules up to that date...

2008-07-22 03:00:00

By Arlene Satchell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 22--AT&T turned on television service Monday in South Florida, becoming the first big phone company to challenge cable and satellite companies in Florida since the state last year opened the cable TV industry to competition. The telephone giant's U-verse is available in parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties, where it will compete with Comcast Corp. and satellite provider DirecTV. U-verse, which runs via the Internet, will be...

2008-07-21 18:00:34

By Ken Kaye, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 21--A small home-built plane crashed at North Perry Airport on July 7 after its Chevy Corvette engine lost power and the pilot attempted to make an extremely sharp turn back to the runway, according to a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report released on Monday. That turn, putting the wings almost perpendicular to the ground, apparently caused the plane to stall, meaning its wings lost lift when it was only 150 feet above the...

2008-07-21 18:00:34

By Ken Kaye, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 21--A millimeter wave machine (Transportation Security Administration / ) Two new high-tech screening systems, which closely inspect passengers and their carry-on items, are being installed at airports across the nation, including those in South Florida, to tighten security and speed up the process. The Transportation Security Administration showcased the systems at Miami International Airport on Monday. One is the millimeter wave machine,...

2008-07-20 06:00:27

By Sergy Odiduro, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 20--Every Wednesday afternoon for the last eight years, Janice Gillies has brought her guitar to the Southeast Focal Point Joseph Meyerhoff Senior Center in Hollywood. The soft-spoken instructor leads her group in song, singing familiar melodies, triggering memories that make the seniors smile. Tunes played on the radio, props and themes are all used in her music therapy class. During a recent session, the group focused on the Fourth...

2008-07-20 06:00:24

By Sergy Odiduro, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 20--City commissioners recently approved plans for Hallandale Square, a 380,000-square-foot retail project. The site will include 28,000 square feet of dining space, a 749-seat movie theater and 2,267 parking spaces within a five-story parking garage. Developers Laura and Irwin Tauber, principals of Bay Harbor-based Taubco, approached the city for the project. "It's going to be a very upscale shopping destination," said Laura Tauber....


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