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1998 Stories by John Lantigua

Archives: 2001 | 1999 | 1998
  • Rich Thug, Poor Thug

    published December 10, 1998

    The final bell rings at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High in West Miami-Dade. Kids wearing jeans and backpacks stream out, the majority headed home... More >>

  • Foundation Follies

    published November 19, 1998

    Last month the Cuban American National Foundation filed a libel lawsuit against three men who strongly oppose the hard line on Fidel Castro. One... More >>

  • Them's the Rules

    published November 12, 1998

    In October a Miami Beach code compliance officer cited the chamber of commerce for a problem with its buildings. "I went out and looked at what he... More >>

  • A Monstrous Volume

    published October 15, 1998

    One afternoon last June, Monica Arana picked up her six-year-old son Clark from kindergarten at Palm Springs North Elementary School in north... More >>

  • Deconstructing Tommy

    published October 8, 1998

    Sunday, 3:00 a.m.: Tommy Pooch, South Beach nightlife promoter, wades through the teeming Washington Avenue club, appropriately called Chaos,... More >>

  • Unsafe Harbor

    published October 8, 1998

    Luz Parras, phone operator for the nonprofit Leiv Eiriksson Seamen's Center at the Port of Miami, makes all kinds of connections for international... More >>

  • Fueling the Feud

    published September 17, 1998

    A recently released report commissioned by Miami Beach police and development officials that addresses disorder on the streets of South Beach... More >>

  • He Made Dade

    published August 20, 1998

    Dante Fascell remembers that cold, rainy night in North Africa more than a half-century ago when he slept under a jeep and decided the course of... More >>

  • Brickell Keyed Up

    published July 30, 1998

    It is 12:18 p.m. as the Brickell Avenue drawbridge opens. Vehicles wait on both sides of the span as a freighter pulled by a tugboat passes slowly... More >>

  • Captain Courageous

    published July 23, 1998

    The tide is going out along the coast of South Florida. The water level of the narrow Miami River drops, exposing rotten pilings propping up docks... More >>

  • Cyber Stakes

    published July 2, 1998

    Shabber, a 31-year-old businessman, arrives at his Boca Raton bachelor digs after a long day's work. He switches on the computer in his bedroom... More >>

  • A Quick Fix

    published July 2, 1998

    If you're a heroin addict or an alcoholic and you want to kick the habit, don't ask Miami-Dade County for help. The only public detoxification... More >>

  • Manny Alonso-Poch Finally Abandons Ship

    published June 4, 1998

    It was May 22, near midnight, when Coral Gables attorney Manny Alonso-Poch was imbued with the spirit of giving. At that late hour, he donated to... More >>

  • Conflict in Clubland

    published May 21, 1998

    At 12:40 on the morning of April 11, Yves DiLena, the owner of Warsaw Ballroom, was summoned to the front door of his legendary Collins Avenue... More >>

  • By Hooker by Crook

    published May 7, 1998

    Harish Gihwala, owner of the controversial Stardust Motel at 6730 Biscayne Blvd., acknowledges that prostitutes habitually grace the sidewalk... More >>

  • Holy Wars, Inc.

    published April 9, 1998

    White-haired Gerardo Lastra is behind the counter at his business, the raucous Riviera Botanica in the Allapattah section of Miami, when an... More >>

  • Get Your Filthy Rich Buttinskis Outta Here!

    published April 9, 1998

    A drama of biblical flavor is unfolding in Surfside. In a key role is Eduardo Rodriguez, city manager of that town, who plays David. His Goliath... More >>

  • Shape Up and Ship Out

    published March 12, 1998

    O captain, my captain. Your ship is a life-threatening safety hazard to the Port of Miami and has been since last spring. So despite your... More >>

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