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  • 2006 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published April 28, 2005

    "Fake Art, Real Money"

1999 Stories by Kirk Nielsen

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  • Less for Moore

    published November 25, 1999

    On a Friday evening Lawrence Moore is standing on Fourteenth Street in Overtown behind the open back door of his big white delivery truck, which... More >>

  • Shoot to Thrill

    published October 28, 1999

    In a pond-splattered, melaleuca-filled corner of the Everglades, five shotgun-toting men take shelter beneath a green-and-white-striped canopy.... More >>

  • Fear and Boating on Biscayne Bay

    published October 21, 1999

    When Surfer John called on a Thursday afternoon, New Times's plans for exclusive coverage of the 45th annual Columbus Day Regatta seemed to... More >>

  • Art Imitates Life

    published September 30, 1999

    The kids who attend Thomas Jefferson Middle School in North Miami call the place T.J. for short. Not all of the epithets are so cute, though. For... More >>

  • A Cameo Role

    published September 9, 1999

    The sight of the shirtless man, flat on his back, Walkman blaring, summarizes the state of live music in the famed Art Deco District. There he is,... More >>

  • Armed Farces

    published September 9, 1999

    Seven teenage boys fall on their bellies and press M-16 semiautomatic rifles tightly against their shoulders. Wearing black boots, fatigues, and... More >>

  • Vanity Fire

    published September 2, 1999

    To much of the republic, Miami means sex and fiscal mismanagement. Recent questions raised by a Palm Beach newspaper about a provocative calendar... More >>

  • Pestering the Pirates

    published August 26, 1999

    Why is this a story?" grumbles the weary drug enforcement agent, clad in black boots, black pants, black sidearm holster, and a black T-shirt with... More >>

  • As the Fire Board Turns

    published August 12, 1999

    August 5, 1999 Mr. Roberto Benabib Executive Producer Universal Studios 100 Universal Plaza Universal City, CA 91608... More >>

  • Gone with the Web

    published August 5, 1999

    The dismal denouement pretty much starts when Bob arrives. Bob Charest, that is, a bearded,... More >>

  • Grand illusions

    published July 22, 1999

    HOWARD JOHNSON'S bundled dreadlocks protrude from the back of his cowboy hat as he pulls a Ben Hogan five-iron from his golf bag. "This is a nice... More >>

  • River of Cash

    published June 24, 1999

    Despite a dizzying sequence of balancing acts, minor and major debacles, and one near-disaster, the grand opening of the Miccosukee Resort and... More >>

  • Chairmen of the Outboard

    published June 17, 1999

    It is Sunday evening in the Happy Room, the bar at the Miami Outboard Club on Watson Island. Clemente Gonzalez, a talkative 38-year-old with a... More >>

  • The Club Beautiful

    published May 27, 1999

    These are perplexing times for the hip, at least in Coral Gables. New is old, old is chic, and, to paraphrase that hepcat Bob Dylan, when you... More >>

  • A Vicious Cycle

    published May 20, 1999

    It's almost midday and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier Souto zig-zags his shiny new purple mountain bike down a sidewalk past a telephone... More >>

  • Close Encounters of the Swamp Kind

    published May 13, 1999

    The last of 35 suburban-style houses flashed by as we cruised west through the Everglades. The two lanes of pavement plastered over swamp were... More >>

  • A Historic Dip

    published April 8, 1999

    On a Tuesday in May 1945 several Miami residents decided to go for a swim in the ocean. Two women and five men, including a lawyer, two grocery... More >>

  • Conched Out

    published March 25, 1999

    It's not long after lunchtime when Justin Styer and Bob Glazer climb into a longbed, white GMC pickup truck. They drive half a mile to a boat... More >>

  • Mastering the Bat

    published March 4, 1999

    The victim was female, in serious condition, sprawled bellydown in her tattered, brown, velvety coat near the Sears store on the edge of Coral... More >>

  • Yuppies in the Hood

    published February 25, 1999

    Harvey and Alice are out for a late-evening walk in front of their three-bedroom house in a quiet, fenced-in, botanical-garden-of-a-neighborhood... More >>

  • Miracle on 29th Street

    published February 25, 1999

    It was Saturday night at a new club in uptown Miami and a hot young dance band was booked for the evening. An excited group of people waited... More >>

  • Cottage Beaten, Held for Ransom

    published January 28, 1999

    The little green wooden cottage near Biscayne Bay survived thrashings from the mighty hurricanes of 1926, 1935, and 1992. But starting in fall... More >>

  • A Pirate's Mutiny

    published January 28, 1999

    "Come around eleven o'clock. It starts gettin' thick 'n' chunky around then," Bo the Lover growls into his cell phone. Bo, a.k.a. Brindley... More >>

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