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1999 Stories by Kathy Glasgow

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  • Forgetting Freedom

    published November 18, 1999

    The Freedom Tower, Miami's 75-year-old architectural landmark, is still beautiful. Its sixteen stucco stories, inspired by the Giralda bell tower... More >>

  • Transmission Impossible

    published November 11, 1999

    Television Martí, the $9.4 million per year U.S. government station that broadcasts to Cuba, has been fighting for survival since its birth... More >>

  • It's Payback Time

    published October 28, 1999

    A lot has changed since the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) embarked on a legal jihad against the City of Miami on behalf of 5000 vagrants... More >>

  • The New Dealers

    published October 21, 1999

    There is a certain type of drug trafficker who doesn't fit the popular image. These dealers aren't rich and don't live large. They're underground... More >>

  • Book 'em, Souto

    published October 14, 1999

    Francis O'Keefe is educated, erudite, and eloquent. He also has been homeless for the past twenty years. Recently the gray-haired man with... More >>

  • Getting Organized

    published September 23, 1999

    For five hours every Sunday morning, from seven o'clock until noon, Radio Continental broadcasts from a cramped closet at the back of the Acapulco... More >>

  • Renting Under the Influence

    published August 19, 1999

    It should come as no surprise that Miami-Dade Commissioner Miriam... More >>

  • The Apartment Building from Hell

    published August 12, 1999

    The late-day sun makes the cracked streets and crumbling buildings of Overtown look faded and flattened out in the yellow light and hot dense air.... More >>

  • Major Dischord

    published August 12, 1999

    For anyone familiar with Caribbean music, the news might have seemed too good to be true: More >>

  • No Mas, No Meet

    published July 22, 1999

    For a few days this month, a letter to Pres. Bill Clinton roused some excitement among those interested in Radio and TV Martí. The June 24... More >>

  • Soaring Aspirations

    published July 8, 1999

    At almost one o'clock on the dank, starless early morning of May 18, 1999, a half-dozen people are gathered at the studios of WOCN-AM (1450), a... More >>

  • We're Number Gun

    published July 8, 1999

    This past January the world's first all-titanium guns debuted at the annual SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade) show in Atlanta. The... More >>

  • The Secret Life of J.M. Denis

    published July 1, 1999

    Life and death have played some excellent tricks on Jan Mapou. Of course, in Haiti, Mapou's homeland, that isn't so unusual: The trickster... More >>

  • Down and Out in Dade County, Part 2

    published May 6, 1999

    At about noon on Tuesday, April 21, Carlos Rolon tried to wake his mother Vivian, who had been sleeping on a mattress in the kitchen of his... More >>

  • Soda Jerked

    published April 29, 1999

    You invent a new product, it sells wildly, and you're a millionaire. It's the American dream. It's America Vaughan's dream. Vaughan is an Orlando... More >>

  • Down and Out in Miami-Dade County

    published April 15, 1999

    Since the beginning of this year, Vivian Rolon's living space has shrunk from a two-bedroom apartment to a motel room to a tiny corner of her... More >>

  • Brother to the Rescue

    published April 15, 1999

    On a recent Saturday afternoon about two dozen people and a well-mannered yellow Lab gathered in a courtyard in Miami's Design District. Most... More >>

  • The Bitterness of Sugar

    published March 18, 1999

    This past week Inoelia Remy Yautiel, an unassuming woman with implacable resolve, visited Miami to speak about things unheard of by most... More >>

  • The Last Temptation of George Petrie

    published March 11, 1999

    At odd moments faint smells from the streets of Bangkok come back to George Petrie -- pollution from gasoline engines, meat roasting on spits,... More >>

  • Goodwill? Try Ill Will

    published February 18, 1999

    For 40 years Goodwill Industries of South Florida has been earning the community's goodwill by putting disabled people to work, even those with... More >>

  • The Man with God in His Mouth

    published February 4, 1999

    Miraflores Viejo is just barely a town -- no stores or telephones, not much more than about 70 wood-frame houses on either side of a narrow... More >>

  • Nobody's Listening

    published January 28, 1999

    It was just a few weeks ago that the Clinton administration nominated a new chairman for the board that oversees Radio Marti. The president also... More >>

  • Florida City's Main Man

    published January 21, 1999

    Saturday nights usually start off low-key at the Elks Lodge on SW Eleventh Avenue in Homestead; members check in a few at a time at the front... More >>

  • His Park Is Worse Than His Bite

    published January 21, 1999

    Ronald Hayes likes to refer to it as "my third war." There was World War II, Korea, and now there's Miami Beach's North Shore Open Space Park.... More >>

  • Brother, Can You Spare a Byline?

    published January 7, 1999

    The first edition of a new Miami magazine hit the streets in December. Literally. Homeless people are selling the monthly publication, called... More >>

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