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2004 Stories by Forrest Norman

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  • Blood in the Streets

    published December 30, 2004

    Turf wars over drug territory have sent the homicide rate in Overtown up 120 percent from last year, according to Miami Police Department figures.... More >>

  • You Ho Who You Are

    published December 16, 2004

    NE Second Avenue is Biscayne Boulevard's back door. The gritty street snakes quietly through Miami alongside the main thoroughfare, occasionally... More >>

  • Kicked While Down

    published December 9, 2004

    The weeks leading up to November's presidential election saw Miami-Dade County swell with an unending inflow of lawyers from both parties,... More >>

  • Kicked while down

    published December 2, 2004

    The weeks leading up to November's presidential election saw Miami-Dade County swell with an unending inflow of lawyers from both parties,... More >>

  • Screwed If By Sea

    published November 11, 2004

    Doran McDonald reached Miami International Airport at dawn, limping and hopping to a pay phone after his third flight in 24 hours. His right leg... More >>

  • Wild and Crazy

    published October 7, 2004

    The Florida panther is a beautiful creature, endowed with leonine dignity and feline grace. As with all big predatory cats, our local panther is... More >>

  • The Question That Won't Die

    published July 1, 2004

    The strange death of U.S. Customs inspector David Berkofsky almost sounds like a riddle, the kind of thing crime writers or medical examiners... More >>

  • A Brush with Death

    published June 24, 2004

    Neith Nevelson looks like a refugee from some war-torn Balkan village. A black cloth wrapped around her body serves as a dress, a scarf adorns her... More >>

  • They want to build decent homes for poor people, but they can't get through the county's

    published May 27, 2004

    This past April, when Rene Rodriguez retired as director of the Miami-Dade Housing Agency, his surprise announcement was accompanied by a florid... More >>

  • Urban Oasis

    published April 8, 2004

    No one passes through Biscayne Park on their way to another destination. Shaped like an isosceles triangle, the placid village just north of Miami... More >>

  • Almost a Saint

    published February 19, 2004

    Lewis Moncrief beams from behind his secondhand desk like a CEO in a Brickell high-rise. His apartment, which doubles as his office and the... More >>

  • Eye on the Everglades, Part 2

    published February 5, 2004

    Ron Jones, a microbiologist and renowned expert on the fragile Everglades ecosystem, spent months devising the details of a contract to transfer... More >>

  • Protest Too Much

    published January 29, 2004

    Miami's Civilian Investigative Panel emerged from the city's urban battleground in 2001, born of outrage over fatal police shootings, a perceived... More >>

  • Eye on the Everglades

    published January 22, 2004

    Ron Jones was startled to see police lights strobing in his rearview mirror. The microbiologist, whose tenured professorship at Florida... More >>

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