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2000 Stories by Jacob Bernstein

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  • Democracy Is Messy

    published December 14, 2000

    Last week, just hours after two momentous court decisions dealt severe blows to Democrats' hopes of retaining the White House, local party... More >>

  • Have Bullhorn, Will Travel

    published December 7, 2000

    The call came over the airwaves as it had so many times before. On Wednesday, November 22, Radio Mambí (WAQI-AM 710) and La Poderosa... More >>

  • The Morning After the Night Before

    published November 16, 2000

    When he decided this past Monday to allow ballot recounts by hand, U.S. District Court Judge Donald Middlebrooks ensured that the political... More >>

  • Jason John McGee

    published October 26, 2000

    It's fitting that Jason McGee, a senior account executive in the New Times classified department, spent the week before his October 19... More >>

  • Deep Well Infection

    published October 5, 2000

    Alan Farago, Sierra Club Miami conservation chair, has a nightmarish vision for the future of South Florida. It's 2030 and the population of the... More >>

  • In Too Deep

    published September 21, 2000

    The German chemical tanker Igloo Moon cut through the predawn stillness in the waters off the coast of South Florida. It was 4:30 a.m. on... More >>

  • That's Rich

    published August 10, 2000

    Public records show them to be a curious bunch. Two have no full-time jobs. One makes a six-figure salary working for a publicly backed social... More >>

  • Donkey Demise

    published July 20, 2000

    Dressed in their evening finery, hundreds of the Democratic faithful gather on a Saturday in late June for the annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner, a... More >>

  • Postcards from the Edgewater

    published July 13, 2000

    Nothing prepared Joel and Michelle Rodriguez for their first experience as landlords in Edgewater, the tattered waterfront area just north of... More >>

  • A Fine Mess

    published July 13, 2000

    City of Miami Commissioner Arthur Teele insists it is news to him that he owes $6100 to Miami-Dade taxpayers. Back in 1996, during his failed bid... More >>

  • The Team's Dreams

    published May 25, 2000

    The struggle to keep little Elian Gonzalez from the clutches of his communist father has galvanized Miami's Cuban-American community like no other... More >>

  • Better Lake Than Never?

    published May 18, 2000

    The Marion 7820 Walking Dragline is a monster of a machine. Picture a crane on steroids attached to a truncated ocean tanker. When the dragline's... More >>

  • Wiping Out the Spongers

    published April 20, 2000

    Florida Marine Patrol Ofcr. Jason Lundy recognized the sponge poachers from a distance as he motored outside the northern boundaries of Biscayne... More >>

  • Their Eyes Were Watching Eleggúa

    published April 20, 2000

    More than twenty people crowded into the tiny front room of a modest Little Havana home on a sunny Sunday. They were drawn from a wide spectrum of... More >>

  • You Have Mail!

    published April 13, 2000

    It was the shot in the foot heard round the world, and it will be replayed for years to come. There stood Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas at... More >>

  • Don't Count On It

    published March 16, 2000

    On the morning of February 25, when Jacquelyn Mills-Smith summoned José Garcia to her office, Garcia thought he knew the reason. The pair... More >>

  • River of Sass

    published February 17, 2000

    The premise of the meeting on the evening of January 13 seemed simple enough. Miami officials hoped the gathering on the second floor of the... More >>

  • Fine Young Cannibals

    published February 10, 2000

    At the entrance to the Little Havana street where kindergartner Elian Gonzalez currently resides, two Porta Pottis stand ready to accommodate the... More >>

  • Take Me Out to the ... Parking Lot?

    published January 27, 2000

    Here's a quiz in which both long-time residents and recent arrivals can test their civic knowledge of Miami. What can you call all of the... More >>

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    published January 13, 2000

    Off South Dixie Highway in Naranja, down at the southern end of Miami-Dade County, is the winter home of a low-rent traveling carnival. On a... More >>

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