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1998 Stories by Robert Andrew Powell

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  • Of Gridirons and Gunshots

    published November 26, 1998

    With six seconds left in the first half, Florida City scored again. Charging downfield like the razorback hog that adorned his baby blue helmet, a... More >>

  • Where Man Meets Mud

    published November 19, 1998

    Across the Tamiami Trail, past The Pit barbecue and the Miccosukee gambling palace, and following 90 miles of monotonously swaying sawgrass sits a... More >>

  • Lou's Last Pitch

    published October 22, 1998

    This is a story about a baseball man. His name is Lou Haneles. He's 82 years old, lives along a canal in Kendale Lakes, and is married to a lovely... More >>

  • Teele's Deal

    published October 22, 1998

    This is the main reason I haven't been able to sell the house, this room here," Ardell Morton explains as she enters the master bathroom of her... More >>

  • Don't Touch That Dial!

    published October 8, 1998

    Four teenagers are gathered around a table in the north Miami-Dade studio of WAXY-AM (720). Each perches before a fuzzy black microphone as the... More >>

  • The Frugal Gutman

    published October 8, 1998

    You'd think Alberto Gutman would have been more focused. Federal prosecutors alleged in June that the state senator, his wife Marcie, and his... More >>

  • TV from There

    published September 24, 1998

    It's the fall season, a time when television networks prove their freshness and creativity. Fox offers That '70s Show, a drug-laced,... More >>

  • A Bull Market

    published August 20, 1998

    The slogan of the Miami Matadors, the new hockey team that will replace the Florida Panthers at Miami Arena this fall, is "Pro Pucks, Less Bucks!"... More >>

  • What's the Principal?

    published August 20, 1998

    Henry Fraind could not have made his point any more forcefully. When it first became apparent that Miami High recruiting infractions would cost... More >>

  • Politics and Spirits

    published August 13, 1998

    The story goes like this: Immediately after Xavier Suarez defeated Joe Carollo in the November 1997 Miami mayoral election, a long-time city... More >>

  • Newsflash: The State Stuffs the Stingarees

    published August 13, 1998

    It's over for Miami High. The Florida High School Activities Association ruled Tuesday the Stingarees must forfeit every victory earned during... More >>

  • Code Enforcement? What Code Enforcement?

    published August 6, 1998

    When Kenny Merker leads a tour of historic homes in his Buena Vista neighborhood, the narration inevitably turns to violations of Miami's zoning... More >>

  • Double Dribbling

    published July 2, 1998

    Miami Senior High principal Victor Lopez is game for a challenge. Last month state regulators reported that his school had violated recruiting... More >>

  • Birth of a Station

    published June 25, 1998

    Soaring in a universe far removed from Miami is an elite constellation of media moguls. Ted Turner is a member. So are Michael Eisner, Rupert... More >>

  • Disqualifying the Dream Team

    published June 18, 1998

    The shot clock is about to expire on the Miami High boys' basketball team. An official investigation has determined that boosters of the state... More >>

  • His Brilliant Career

    published June 11, 1998

    Drop a famous professional athlete in an inner city church and you can pretty much guarantee a buzz amongst the congregation. At the New Birth... More >>

  • Taking Subway for a Ride

    published June 11, 1998

    Here I am, trying to be a good corporate citizen," huffs Hara Frankel. "And I'm getting screwed!" Before her on a small square table is a clutter... More >>

  • Stung Again

    published May 21, 1998

    Don't accuse the heralded boys' basketball team at Miami High of cheating. At least not if you want to avoid the ire of school principal Victor... More >>

  • Politics Makes for Strange ... Trashmen?

    published April 23, 1998

    Old news: Joe Carollo was reinstated as Miami's mayor last month by a panel of judges at the Third District Court of Appeal. Old tradition: Any... More >>

  • Bringing the Mountain to Miami

    published April 16, 1998

    No property in South Florida attracts more dreamers than Watson Island. The 86-acre pile of gravel and weeds sits tantalizingly close to downtown... More >>

  • Throw Away the Rule Book

    published March 26, 1998

    The people who oversee high school athletic competition in Dade County are investigating allegations of wrongdoing by the Miami High School... More >>

  • The Cesar Odio Sentence Reduction Plan

    published March 26, 1998

    Cesar Odio's 83-year-old mother is dying of cancer. Lawyers for the incarcerated former Miami city manager, arguing "humanitarian need," say that... More >>

  • Traveling Team

    published March 5, 1998

    Name: Udonis Haslem Grade: Senior Home School: Miramar High (Broward County) How Attend Miami High: Took Miami address at home... More >>

  • Dream Team

    published March 5, 1998

    Udonis Haslem made a name for himself in Jacksonville. In only two seasons the starting power forward for the Wolfson Wolfpack high school... More >>

  • Who the El

    published February 12, 1998

    On January 30 the Miami Fusion soccer team signed Peruvian forward Jerry "El Samurai" Tamashiro to a multiyear contract. Tamashiro becomes the... More >>

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