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    published December 28, 1995

    PE.Over the past three decades, you have amassed fame, fortune, and -- most important of all -- respect. Heck, you even have your own steakhouse!... More >>

  • Search and Schnauzer

    published December 28, 1995

    The narcotics unit of the North Miami Beach Police Department had just set up surveillance this past March 30, and already the operation had hit a... More >>

  • The Best Defense Money Can Buy

    published December 14, 1995

    If there was one moment that best highlighted the difference in style between defense attorneys Roy Black and Albert Krieger, it occurred on the... More >>

  • The Trial of Willy & Sal

    published December 14, 1995

    If America learned anything from the O.J. Simpson trial, it was the value of the courtroom as theater. But not every blockbuster can emanate from... More >>

  • Sal Speaks

    published December 14, 1995

    It is unlikely that either Willy Falc centsn or Sal Magluta will take the stand during their trial, but in a 30-minute conversation with New Times... More >>

  • Keeping the Penthouse Safe

    published December 7, 1995

    Sitting in her penthouse apartment overlooking Biscayne Bay, Terri Harris is telling the story of how she overcame fear. How two years ago, when... More >>

  • The Politician's Best Friend: A Lobbyist Whose Clients Have Money

    published November 9, 1995

    Ask Ron Book what makes an effective lobbyist and he'll talk about "the sanctity of the information that you convey to people" and how "a good... More >>

  • Crime & Politics

    published November 9, 1995

    Ron Book is facing the toughest lobbying campaign of his career, more challenging than anything he ever did for Wayne Huizenga or Ralph Sanchez or... More >>

  • And the Survey Says . . .

    published November 2, 1995

    First there was Moses and his Ten Commandments. Then David Letterman and his Top Ten List. And now Miami Herald publisher Dave Lawrence introduces... More >>

  • A Less Than Perfect 10

    published October 12, 1995

    At the trophy presentation following this year's Lipton Tennis Tournament, victor Andre Agassi waved his heartfelt gratitude to the legions of... More >>

  • Very Big Bucks

    published October 5, 1995

    Like many trade associations, the owners and operators of duty-free stores around the world get together once a year for a convention that... More >>

  • Everyone Needs a Psychic Pal

    published September 14, 1995

    La Toya Jackson came up with one. So did Dionne Warwick. And Walter Mercado. And Celia Cruz. Never one to miss a trend, premier actor and... More >>

  • The Making of an Exclusive

    published September 14, 1995

    When Liz Balmaseda described Gloria Estefan's late-August trip to the Guantanamo Naval Base as "a most personal journey," the Miami Herald... More >>

  • Okay, How About a Sunroof, Power Windows, and We'll Paint Your House?

    published August 31, 1995

    Spend enough sleepless nights watching wee-hours infomercials and you're bound to surf across Miami Tonight, a slickly produced 30-minute... More >>

  • In the Dead of the Night

    published August 17, 1995

    On Tuesday, July 25, the Dade County Commission convened its regular weekly meeting. But this particular gathering of the county's elected... More >>

  • War Is Hell - and Boring As Hell, Too

    published August 17, 1995

    On August 4, Juan Tamayo resigned his post as foreign editor of the Miami Herald to return to reporting duties for the newspaper. An office memo... More >>

  • Rising Women in Deep Sand

    published July 27, 1995

    For the past year Miami Herald staffer Donna Gehrke has been developing a new magazine, one that would focus attention on the contributions made... More >>

  • A Meaner, Leaner Latin Builders Association

    published July 20, 1995

    Since taking over as president of the Latin Builders Association (LBA) last fall, Carlos Herrera has tried to chart a new direction for the... More >>

  • The Thrill of the Hunt

    published July 20, 1995

    Carlos Herrera stands in the family room of his Kendall home, encircled by the hauntingly vacant stares of more than two dozen dead animals.... More >>

  • The Incredible Shrinking Herald

    published June 8, 1995

    In May 1993, on her last day of work at the Miami Herald, Tracie Cone's colleagues gathered to bid her farewell. During her six years at the... More >>

  • Secrets and Sunshine

    published May 11, 1995

    More than four months have passed since the Dade State Attorney's Office began an investigation to determine whether certain county commissioners... More >>

  • Herald Cans Cripple

    published May 4, 1995

    "You're a genius!" the voice boomed over John Callahan's telephone as soon as the Portland, Oregon, cartoonist answered it. "And you've just been... More >>

  • A Nocturnal Omission

    published April 27, 1995

    This past Wednesday, as the devastating Oklahoma City bomb blast sent the nation's news media into a tizzy, the Miami Herald's management was... More >>

  • Wipeout!

    published April 27, 1995

    A group of Surfside police officers say they have been ordered to alter police reports, destroy evidence, downplay violent incidents, and, in some... More >>

  • Musical Mayors

    published April 20, 1995

    Steve Clark never really wanted to stop being mayor of Dade County. Though the post was largely ceremonial, Clark relished the kingly role,... More >>

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