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1999 Stories by Robert Andrew Powell

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  • A Whole Lotta Light

    published December 23, 1999

    Hattie Lee is one of those people who takes Christmas decorations very seriously. "Oh, I just love the way the lights twinkle in the windows," she... More >>

  • A Card-Carrying Crime

    published December 16, 1999

    Talk about a mixed message. Last month, when students at Ludlam Elementary were asked to raise money for their school's new music department, they... More >>

  • Polka Mania!

    published December 9, 1999

    In Chicago, on the North Side, they used to refer to the strip of Division Street between Ashland and Western as "Polish Broadway." From the 1940s... More >>

  • Winning Is Everything

    published November 25, 1999

    Two of Miami-Dade County's top high school football teams -- Northwestern and Jackson -- are stocked with ineligible players who employ... More >>

  • A Real Blowjob

    published September 30, 1999

    Imagine the peace of mind! As yet another hurricane churns toward the United States, a high-ranking government official calmly flips a switch.... More >>

  • Buyer (and Cops) Beware

    published September 16, 1999

    Five months after a New Times cover story detailed allegations of deceitful and unethical business practices by John Svadbik, he continues... More >>

  • Con Kid

    published September 9, 1999

    In November 1994, the United States had not yet gone loco for Latin pop music. Even so, old-school Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias had just... More >>

  • Gridiron Fever

    published August 19, 1999

    About 250 freshmen fidget and murmur in the cavernous ballroom at Florida International University. The newcomers wait for the next segment of an... More >>

  • The Van Buren File

    published August 5, 1999

    The internal affairs bureau of the Miami Police Department is no comedy club. It is a cramped office decorated with faded travel posters, harsh... More >>

  • Madonna v. Madonna

    published June 17, 1999

    Tell him to go fuck himself!" shouts Eddie Garcia, manager of the strip club on Biscayne Boulevard formerly known as Club Madonna. Garcia is ... More >>

  • Miami: See It Like a Pampered, Sheltered, Spoiled-Rotten Tour Operator from Munich

    published June 10, 1999

    "What the hell is this?" asked a woman standing outside the chainlink fence that separated her and her date from Lincoln Road Mall. Answer: the... More >>

  • Sex, Lies, and City Hall

    published June 3, 1999

    If you think Bill Clinton has suffered for his marital indiscretions, you haven't heard about Miami City Commissioner Tomas Regalado's problems.... More >>

  • Cuckoo for CocoWalk!

    published May 27, 1999

    Future anthropologists chronicling the evolution of America's consumer culture will remember April 1, 1999, as the end of an era. For on that day,... More >>

  • Buyer Beware

    published April 22, 1999

    "Who knows about the stupid things Wade did when he was young," Kelley Seaman says. The South Miami-Dade resident is trying to remember why... More >>

  • Summit Envy

    published April 22, 1999

    The mayor of Miami once wore the heavyweight crown of South Florida politics. Maurice Ferre once championed a more cosmopolitan downtown. His... More >>

  • Drew Rosenhaus: Your Unbiased Expert

    published March 18, 1999

    No one who follows football can avoid Drew Rosenhaus. The omnipresent sports agent with the slicked-back helmet of hair craves airtime like an... More >>

  • Rock Me Like a Thoroughbred

    published March 11, 1999

    Rick Springfield is a rock star. At least he was in the early Eighties, when he hit number one with the single "Jessie's Girl." A few followups... More >>

  • Et Tu, Julius?

    published February 25, 1999

    In the summer of 1981, Miami attorney Julius Ser began contemplating life after litigation. He dreamed of opening a bookstore, an intimate den... More >>

  • Dumb and Dumber Luck

    published February 4, 1999

    Info: Dumb and Dumber Luck After squandering much of his lottery jackpot, Bernardo Paz is acquitted of raping his pregnant teenage... More >>

  • Pandering for Fun and Profit

    published January 14, 1999

    Monday. A work day. Sonya is up at 6:00 as usual, strolling toward the pool. Her toes curl on a cool, pebbly patio as she strips down to a black... More >>

  • Alan, Nina

    published January 14, 1999

    Alan Diaz is a senior at Florida International University. He has served as the editor of the college newspaper, and he was our most recent... More >>

  • The Truly Amazing Game

    published January 7, 1999

    For the football players at Jackson High School, the game was a ticket to the state championship. For the thousands of Generals fans dancing in... More >>

  • These Numbers Are Up

    published January 7, 1999

    In early 1998 the United States Attorney's Office in Miami announced it would more than double the size of its anticorruption unit, from six to... More >>

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