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2005 Stories by Forrest Norman

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  • No Foul, No Crackup

    published December 22, 2005

    Miami was quiet after Hurricane Wilma's winds subsided. Millions of people sat in shuttered homes listening to the final raindrops and withering... More >>

  • Dangerous Work

    published December 22, 2005

    "I've only worked there for about five months. I was in good health when I started working there, but now I'm sick." Gisela Ochoa cleans... More >>

  • Donna vs. Donna

    published November 24, 2005

    Much has been made of a union's recent attempts to organize the University of Miami's custodial workers. There have been Miami Herald... More >>

  • No Horse Race

    published November 17, 2005

    "Im having to make a quantum leap in my way of thinking, a total shift," says Gulfstream Park general manager Scott Savin. It's not that Savin is... More >>

  • Goodwill Melting

    published November 3, 2005

    This year's hurricanes didn't just beach boats, buzz-saw trees, and short-circuit South Florida. They also floored the region's number one... More >>

  • Hurricane Voyeurism

    published October 27, 2005

    She came from the West, a demure Category One, letting us think she was steady, docile, and relatively harmless. But when Hurricane Wilma blew... More >>

  • A Profusion of Corpses

    published October 6, 2005

    It was four guys -- bound, gagged, and shot to death. It was drugs. There were empty grocery bags with coke residue in them, and somebody got... More >>

  • Scrabbled

    published September 22, 2005

    Ben Bloom's anger was uncontrollable. It forced its way up from his chest and through his knotted vocal cords and clenched teeth. "Don't fucking... More >>

  • Disintegration

    published September 15, 2005

    It should have been perfect, and maybe, for a while, it was. Although it's difficult to derive the appropriate scale on which to measure a life... More >>

  • Civil Experiment Ignores the Obvious

    published September 8, 2005

    Disputes -- even legal battles -- over real estate transactions are far from unique in South Florida's out-of-control market. So when real estate... More >>

  • Streetball Legends

    published August 25, 2005

    The Players A sinewy man in white sweatpants, white baseball cap, and an oversize white T-shirt sits on a picnic table next to his... More >>

  • Disappearing Nurses

    published August 11, 2005

    The staff at Jackson Memorial Hospital routinely performs miracles. Real, true, bringing-people-back-from-the-precipice-of-death miracles. At... More >>

  • Burial Plots

    published April 21, 2005

    The City of Miami's former archaeologist says she was fired for not being friendly enough to developers. "Citizens ... should be aware of... More >>

  • Colorful Personalities

    published April 7, 2005

    ArtCenter/South Florida has, by most accounts, been blessed by visionary leadership, talented artists, and good luck. But there has also been... More >>

  • The Ultimate Nasty Neighbor

    published March 31, 2005

    Miami's skyline is spiked with construction cranes. Drive down Biscayne Boulevard south from the Julia Tuttle Causeway and that's what you see --... More >>

  • Ags to Riches

    published March 3, 2005

    Homestead's Main Street is an encomium to the ideal of the small town, an open invitation to tourists more interested in quaint Americana than... More >>

  • Messing With The Man

    published February 17, 2005

    Miami-Dade's southwest suburbs could belong to Anywhere, U.S.A. Trade the royal palms for dogwoods and the Peruvian bakeries for Vietnamese... More >>

  • Captives

    published February 17, 2005

    This year marks two milestones for Seaquarium. Virginia Key's landmark marine theme park has been a Miami fixture for 50 years, coasting on its... More >>

  • Strike Three, You're Out

    published February 3, 2005

    Nine months ago the Homestead City Council agreed to let a business group take over the moribund Homestead Sports Complex, a 6500-seat baseball... More >>

  • Blunt Trauma

    published January 20, 2005

    Juan Carlos Cardenas idly twirls a spoon, then holds it still over his plate of rice. He sits in silence at Puerto Sagua restaurant on South... More >>

  • The Rapture

    published January 13, 2005

    Religion, as a subject of public discourse, has been hijacked by political analysts who talk about faith mostly in the context of political... More >>

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