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2001 Stories by Jacob Bernstein

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  • Now Entering Miriamville

    published December 6, 2001

    From Miami-Dade's far western reaches to the downtown corridors of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center, people are talking about a peculiar... More >>

  • Greed Stinks

    published November 15, 2001

    Tony Mena remembers the exact moment he discovered his home and family were being poisoned. "It was the perfect day to be outside," he recalls,... More >>

  • The Game of the Name

    published November 1, 2001

    "I don't know how far they want to go, but I'll go 300 yards farther," vows Mario Miranda as he sits at a table in Little Havana's El Pub. Outside... More >>

  • If You Build It, They Will Come Unglued

    published October 25, 2001

    Key Biscayne's municipal officials really want their new civic-center complex, which, when finished, will include a fire station, the... More >>

  • Twin Column Disaster

    published October 11, 2001

    The column read like a whodunit. Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Liz Balmaseda, it appeared in the More >>

  • Greener Acres

    published September 20, 2001

    The future hopes and aspirations of thousands of South Miami-Dade residents will come down to one county commission meeting likely to be held next... More >>

  • A Fissure Runs Through It

    published September 13, 2001

    Don Chinquina insists he's grateful to Miami's Tropical Audubon Society as he explains why he recently... More >>

  • "I Rode for Lansky"

    published August 30, 2001

    Johnny Bev is looking for one last score. Only this time he swears he'll give some of it back to charity. In December Johnny will be 75. Last year... More >>

  • Queen of the Oldies

    published July 26, 2001

    There is a species of ethnic opportunist at work in Miami-Dade County, feeding off low-income seniors in the name of altruism. It has tapped into... More >>

  • The Carlos Lacasa File

    published July 19, 2001

    It's the last week of the legislative session, and state Rep. Carlos Lacasa's elation is all that keeps his fatigue at bay. He leans back in his... More >>

  • It Takes a Cuban

    published June 14, 2001

    John de Leon is attracted to conflict like an umpire to a baseball game: It's a fair ball as long as everyone plays by the rules of the U.S.... More >>

  • Impartial Intolerance

    published May 24, 2001

    When Michael Greene, president and CEO of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, announced... More >>

  • We Built This City

    published May 3, 2001

    A black dotted line cuts into the official planning map of Miami-Dade, separating what the county was... More >>

  • And the Winner Is...

    published April 12, 2001

    County Manager Steve Shiver insists it's simply not true that he has already made up his mind which company will receive his recommendation for a... More >>

  • The Reboredo Files

    published March 29, 2001

    A criminal grand jury investigating Miami-Dade County Commissioner Pedro Reboredo and members of his staff has been weighing evidence regarding a... More >>

  • The Autumn of the Matriarch

    published March 22, 2001

    I've outlived the story, Estrella Rubio declares. She's already picked out the casket and ordered the flowers. Tulips will cover her coffin, along... More >>

  • Cleared but Still Not Clean

    published March 8, 2001

    The week before county Manager Merrett Stierheim left office, he picked up the phone in an effort to right a wrong that has festered for nearly... More >>

  • The Manager's Many Friends

    published January 25, 2001

    While introducing Steve Shiver as his choice for county manager, Mayor Alex Penelas repeatedly referred to the 34-year-old Homestead mayor's... More >>

  • Sex! Sin! Sensation!

    published January 11, 2001

    The weather. Sports. Not-so-subliminal political messages. More weather. Soap operas. More sports. Those topics were front-page news during the... More >>

  • Squeeze Play

    published January 11, 2001

    On September 18, 1979, City of Miami voters went to the polls and overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the city charter. Residents endorsed a... More >>

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