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2002 Stories by Mike Clary

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  • County Jail's #1 Problem?

    published December 5, 2002

    Guards at the Miami-Dade County Jail would seem to have enough to think about, right? After all, they are charged with watching over some of... More >>

  • FIU, too! All right?

    published November 21, 2002

    Almost forgotten in the post-November 5th victory celebration by Jeb Bush and the Republican Party was one stinging election day defeat for the... More >>

  • M.O.B. (money over bitches)

    published November 14, 2002

    Thugs known to bust on sight God bless my crazy life, La vida loca homie Livin that thug life. --... More >>

  • Puppy Dog Tales

    published August 15, 2002

    Each afternoon, as the golden Labs romp with the miniature poodles that nip playfully at the flanks of the Dobermans, the young professionals who... More >>

  • God's Eye on the Sparrow

    published July 18, 2002

    If only the endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow were a panda. Or had big mournful eyes, like Bambi. Or could project just a little more... More >>

  • The Snake Pit

    published July 11, 2002

    One day last month Jesus Portelles, stripped naked and convinced that demons had entered his body, used the broken edge of a plastic spoon to... More >>

  • The Thick Blue Line

    published June 13, 2002

    For now the notion of creating a civilian review panel with subpoena power to investigate the conduct of Miami-Dade County police is in the same... More >>

  • Long Journey Home

    published June 6, 2002

    On the night Tony Gonzalez comes home with the body of his grandmother, Bayamo's dusty main street is lit only by the dim glow of the funeraria... More >>

  • Smooth Operators

    published May 30, 2002

    The five-day Memorial hip-hop weekend on Miami Beach began with a gang fight and a stabbing. So how surprising would it have been if city... More >>

  • The Hot Seat

    published May 23, 2002

    Supermix bills itself as "The On-Time Concrete Company." So it wasn't surprising that when company president and CEO José "Pepe" Cancio,... More >>

  • The Hominess of the Long Distance Runner

    published May 2, 2002

    As a young man Robert Kraft seethed with anger and frustration. A California reunion with his estranged father did not go well. During a trip to... More >>

  • Adrift on a River of Grass

    published April 18, 2002

    He was South Florida's most prominent environmental advocate. As executive director of Friends of the Everglades, Joe Podgor was the voice of... More >>

  • Hooked on Death

    published April 11, 2002

    But, thank God, they are not as intelligent as we who kill them; although they are more noble and more able. -- Ernest Hemingway,... More >>

  • Caution: Flammable Substance

    published March 14, 2002

    For a firefighter who craves action, there is no better assignment than Station 2. The firehouse at 6460 NW 27th Ave. in the heart of Liberty City... More >>

  • One Last Cruise

    published March 14, 2002

    FOR SALE: Castle, 6 BR, 11 BA on Biscayne Bay, sauna, gym, wine cellar, billiard room, pool, 5 wet bars, tower guest house, gargoyles and... More >>

  • It's a Jungle in Here

    published February 21, 2002

    The thieves showed agility and good taste. To get in they had to scale two seven-foot metal picket fences, pass the loot carefully to accomplices,... More >>

  • The Accidental Terrorist

    published January 17, 2002

    When he stepped off a plane in Miami, Shaheed Mohamed says, he was running for his life. At the airport he immediately reported to immigration... More >>

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