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  • 2008 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published July 26, 2007

    "Swamp Man"

2007 Stories by Calvin Godfrey

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006
  • The Year in Weapons

    published December 27, 2007

    Hey, Mom and Dad! Can you find and circle all the weapons your kids brought to school last year? Between August 2006 and July 2007, Miami-Dade... More >>

  • Pearls Before Pigs

    published December 6, 2007

    The sun reflects off the artificial lake at the center of Midway Campground, bouncing a torpid late-afternoon light onto a trio of humongous... More >>

  • Doppelganger Goes Down

    published November 29, 2007

    Doppelganger Goes Down Filed under: News When I wrote the tale of Thomas Barrett Stringer, a 42-year-old con man... More >>

  • The Life and Death of Adrian Ellis

    published November 15, 2007

    An aging Chevy Suburban rumbled into Homestead well after dark on a moonless September evening. Adrian "Casanova" Ellis sat at the wheel. He... More >>

  • High Rollers on the High Seas

    published November 15, 2007

    High Rollers on the High Seas Filed under: Flotsam From Miami Beach, the 228-foot Aquasino looks like a... More >>

  • Could Che Guevara Be Cloned?

    published November 8, 2007

    The Unfortunate Owner of Che Guevara's Hair Filed under: Flotsam Things got weird again in Miami when... More >>

  • Vote for Nudity!

    published October 25, 2007

    Vote for Nudity! Filed under: Politics Times are tough, Miami. We're talking World War III tough. We've got our... More >>

  • Law Library Checks Out

    published October 18, 2007

    The towering civil courthouse in downtown Miami buzzes daily with human drama. People lose custody of their children, change names, get rich,... More >>

  • Kendall Car Dealership Keeps on Giving

    published October 11, 2007

    The Wheels of Justice Filed under: Flotsam The other day, while whipping through the parking lot of the... More >>

  • Surprise Pregnancy Stuns EMTs

    published October 4, 2007

    Baby Bombshell Filed under: Flotsam On September 7, Skye Barth called her father with a random inquiry: She... More >>

  • Help for His Friends

    published September 27, 2007

    Four years ago a husband and wife named Jonada and Angela Campos sold jewelry in stall N-30 at the Opa-locka/Hialeah Flea Market. On the... More >>

  • Yo Quiero In!

    published September 20, 2007

    Yo Quiero In! Filed under: Politics In his upstart race against two-term District 1... More >>

  • Behind the Bidet

    published September 13, 2007

    Arnold Cohen wants your tushy clean. The desire took seed in the tall, polite gentleman sometime in the 1960s and has grown into a lifelong... More >>

  • Tigers, Cougars, and More in the Back Yard

    published September 13, 2007

    Alan Rigerman pokes his head out the door of his little gray house in Northwest Miami-Dade and emits a crackle of excited greetings. He is... More >>

  • Bon Voyage, Manuel

    published September 6, 2007

    Bon Voyage, Manuel Filed under: News Manuel Noriega's swarthy, acne-scarred mug will be missed in our fair city... More >>

  • The Lexus Leprechaun

    published August 30, 2007

    The Lexus Leprechaun Filed under: Flotsam Early last week the embattled John Timoney suggested that a friendly... More >>

  • For Whom the Hell Tolls

    published August 23, 2007

    Some months ago, on a hot winter afternoon, I found myself crawling toward the westbound tollbooth on the Venetian Causeway. The bridge was... More >>

  • Burger Sting

    published August 16, 2007

    Burger Sting Filed under: News It can't feel good to get scolded by a nine-year-old. How about 100 of... More >>

  • Swamp Man

    published July 26, 2007

    The June afternoon is surprisingly cool at this secret location in the Everglades. Rich moss and strange plants — strangler figs,... More >>

  • Tobacco Load

    published July 26, 2007

    Tobacco Load Filed under: News Last Thursday night, the honchos of more than a dozen local premium cigar makers were... More >>

  • Hate Shack, Not Where It's At

    published July 19, 2007

    Hate Shack, Not Where It's At Filed under: Culture Tourists love 'em. So say Miami Beach city officials. But the... More >>

  • Mr. Kay

    published July 12, 2007

    Just a few blocks east of where Martin Luther King Boulevard and Le Jeune Road meet, Flamingo Plaza bleeds Hialeah's gritty... More >>

  • The Go-to Guy for the Gun-Shy

    published June 28, 2007

    The Go-to Guy for the Gun-Shy Filed under: Flotsam The bulletproof window near the entrance of... More >>

  • Souto Steamed Over Suit Support

    published June 21, 2007

    Souto Steamed Over Suit Support Filed under: News In their battle to stop Jorge Perez's luxury... More >>

  • Bazooka Babes

    published June 14, 2007

    Bazooka Babes Filed under: Culture In a lush field somewhere deep in the heart of Homestead, a... More >>

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