Where the Bucks Are

Sun, fun and freebies lure students to Florida's rite of spring

It is a scene from an adman's dream. On the boardwalk that runs along Florida's Daytona Beach, suntanned young people crowd around carnival-type booths, where some 20 different manufacturers are handing out literature and free samples. Overhead, airplanes trail banners that read HAVE YOU DRIVEN A FORD LATELY? and WELCOME TO MILLER TIME. Below, a catamaran emblazoned with the Schlitz brand name cruises by, followed by a fleet of sailboards that extol SALEM SPIRIT. At one of the 380 or so hotels...

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