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2004 Stories by Greg Baker

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  • Adiós, 2004!

    published December 30, 2004

    Remember the celebration of the new year, decade, century, millennium? Maybe through a haze, but as New Year's celebrations go, that was the... More >>

  • Don't Wait, Do Tell

    published December 2, 2004

    Heard locally on WLRN-FM (91.3), Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal once appeared in a music video starring (a) Michael... More >>

  • Timeless Road

    published November 11, 2004

    About a decade ago, Patrick Gleber -- who, along with fellow FIU grad Kevin Rusk, had taken over Tobacco Road in 1982 and transformed the dingy... More >>

  • Into the Light

    published September 16, 2004

    As with Jesus and Christianity, the Buddha lived as a human long before others created a religion in his name. Both of these great spiritualists... More >>

  • Labor Daze

    published September 2, 2004

    Retail prices rising. Oil hitting $50 per barrel. Health care collapsing, schools failing, politicians scheming. What's a working person to do?... More >>

  • Sweet Fleet

    published August 12, 2004

    On his latest album, Mules, Mistakes n' Dirt, Fleet Starbuck is painted against a blue background as a mutant. He's nearly... More >>

  • Ready or Not

    published July 29, 2004

    Steve's cat flew through the roof and into the trees, which flew down the street into the neighbor's garage, which wasn't a garage any longer. A... More >>

  • Soaking It Up

    published July 8, 2004

    Thu 7/8 In the swelter of a South Florida summer, it is difficult to imagine anything more desirable than getting wet. Running the... More >>

  • All Wright!

    published June 3, 2004

    Many years ago, when Atlantic Records was starting up in a New York apartment with the help of a loan from a dentist, Ruth Brown was signed to... More >>

  • Love Is...

    published May 20, 2004

    Snapshot 2004: Pentagon people sit before Congress attempting to explain some pictures of American military police and others humiliating captives... More >>

  • Engagin' Cajuns

    published May 6, 2004

    With aqua-driven economies and permanent-vacation mentalities, you'd think Fort Lauderdale and New Orleans would be sister cities. These are two... More >>

  • Resistance Isn't Futile

    published April 22, 2004

    In February and March Mareeta McIntyre's Eagle Care Productions was so jammed up with the jams it was presenting that the Super Talent... More >>

  • Going Native

    published April 15, 2004

    Their official name: The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. The "of Florida" came about in the Nineteenth Century when Euro-Americans waged... More >>

  • News You Can't Use

    published April 1, 2004

    As of today, after dozens of national teleconferences and numerous in-house meetings, the secrets of newspapering can be revealed. Never before... More >>

  • Green Piece

    published March 18, 2004

    The Prada/Armani-clad speaker grew up in San Diego, graduated Brown, earned an M.B.A. at Duke, worked ten years as a junior vice president at a... More >>

  • Velvet Goldmine

    published February 26, 2004

    There's an apocryphal tale, or "urban legend" as such fables are now known, that New York's Waldorf Astoria prepared a red velvet cake for some... More >>

  • Big Top Hip-Hop

    published February 12, 2004

    Reparations have to begin somewhere, so while circuses are generally thought of as one of those shows you have to take your children to lest they... More >>

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