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Niedermayer in stick incident

Sailing: Cayard caught by wild winds

THE FORECAST had been for a slow start to the sixth leg of the Whitbread Round the World Race from Sao Sebastiao in Brazil to Florida's Fort Lauderdale, but the first night saw 40- knot gusts and a lucky escape for the overall leader, EF Language.

A sound like thunder, then the DC-8 hit the streets of Miami

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Lawsuit filed over Cunanan reward

Miami (Reuters) - The caretaker who stumbled upon suspected serial killer Andrew Cunanan aboard a Miami Beach houseboat filed a lawsuit yesterday to claim reward money offered for Cunanan's capture.

Urban tornado rips through Miami

A rare urban tornado ripped through downtown Miami yesterday, tearing roofs from buildings, overturning cars and throwing pedestrians against buildings.

Travel: Beauty and the beach

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Calls for gun ban as youths die in Miami shootings

It was pretty much the classic school playground disagreement. John Kamel, 14, wanted his wristwatch back. Taunting John over his artificial leg, the school bully, also 14, refused to hand it over. But there were no old-fashioned fisticuffs. To make his point, the bully pulled a .38 pistol from his jacket and shot John Kamel dead.

Spartacus takes Cassan back to the top

Tina Cassan may be on her way back to the top level of show jumping, thanks to Spartacus and Finchpalm Fujiyama, with whom she finished first and third in yesterday's SGC National Grade C Championship on the opening day of The Horse of the Year Show.

Letter: Fifties rock

Sir: I'm afraid Ian Rowland (letter, 21 March) is wrong. I saw the mysterious rock when the geologist who discovered it, Anna Grayson, showed it to me last week. It is too lightweight to be kryptonite, and although of the same epoch, circa 1955, it is more likely a chunk of recycled Marleytile, shade probably Miami blue.
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