Articles Posted by Bernard McCormick

by Bernard McCormick Apr 2014 Also on Digital Edition

Two fellows thought they recognized each other in a Los Angeles restaurant. Alan Hooper was there for the Florida State–Brigham Young football game. Tim Petrillo was celebrating his wife’s college graduation. They were both from Fort Lauderdale, and made plans to meet back home. That was 1996. It was the start of a business partnership that has produced some of the area’s more distinctive restaurants and residential buildings.

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by Bernard McCormick Mar 2014 Also on Digital Edition

It has been a hectic day. Marilyn Wick says she’s lost a 40-year employee. Her new Mercedes-Benz won’t start, so she has to change the scheduled meeting from the theater in uppermost Boca Raton to her big costume warehouse in Deerfield Beach.

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by Bernard McCormick Feb 2019 Also on Digital Edition

We made a New Year’s resolution to not waste this valuable space with anything as banal as critiquing sports uniforms. But that was last year’s  resolution, which we proudly kept, and this is a brand new year and some of the 2018 violations of the uniforms code of duds have been so egregious that we must go on record.

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by Bernard McCormick Jan 2019 Also on Digital Edition

In that time Washington and Lee High School out of Arlington, Virginia, used to come to Philadelphia for the annual Stotesbury Regatta, a championship event in schoolboy rowing. They were a good crew, one of the best not based in or around Philadelphia. They were also distinguished by the fact that they sewed Confederate flags on the backs on their racing shirts.

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by Bernard McCormick Dec 2018 Also on Digital Edition

Once upon a journalistic time— the 1970s­—South Florida newspapers were among the most successful in the country. The Miami Herald, owned by the Knight Ridder company, had a statewide presence, with several bureaus, and influential readers in most major Florida cities. In Broward County alone it had a staff of 70 based in an office on Sunrise Boulevard.

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by Bernard McCormick Nov 2018 Also on Digital Edition

When major political events, such as the one we are now enjoying, are taking place, most low information people don’t really understand what they are all about. That is, until Hollywood steps in and makes a movie about it.

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by Bernard McCormick Oct 2018 Also on Digital Edition

It has been 42 years since the World War II vintage P-51 fighter plane crashed in flames in the Mojave Desert of California. And almost that long since Gold Coast magazine assured the world that Ken Burnstine was really dead. He still is, 36 years later. And yet his legend lives on.

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by Bernard McCormick Sep 2018 Also on Digital Edition

W hen I arrived about this time of the month in the year 1970, I did not know exactly what to do with a local magazine that was so different from the one we were leaving in Philadelphia.

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by Bernard McCormick Sep 2018 Also on Digital Edition

How do you define a powerful person? Some might say it is somebody who gets their phone calls promptly returned.

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by Bernard McCormick Jul 2018 Also on Digital Edition

Gulfstream Media Group’s magazines don’t usually run letters to the editor because, frankly, we don’t get many. Most of our stories are not controversial, at least not enough to cause readers to take pen in hand.

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by Bernard McCormick May 2018 Also on Digital Edition

Washington, Dec. 8, 1941. The alleged Japanese attack yesterday on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor has resulted in cries around the country for President Franklin Roosevelt to ask Congress to declare war against the Empire of Japan and guarantee an inevitable triumph.

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by Bernard McCormick Apr 2018 Also on Digital Edition

Last month the lead editorial in a Sunday edition of the Sun- Sentinel was one for the ages. It dealt with the extraordinary reaction by some South Florida political leaders to an extraordinary situation.

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