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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Monday, May 23

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A local woman, Gloria Jummati, was preparing to fly north for the summer, when she took a tumble from the ninth floor of her Ft. Lauderdale condo. Somewhat miraculously, Jummati was saved from injury by landing on an awning. Lance Arthur offers a retelling of the event in his typically wry way but fails to mention that, not only was the 69-year old spared a serious hurtin', she was also spared an immediate return to this interminable winter we've been having. Today's high in South Florida: 83F with patchy clouds. We're looking at 20-30mph winds, a 50% chance of rain, and possibly hitting 55. I'd say Ms. Jummati's lucky in more ways than just one.

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