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1998 Stories by Ted B. Kissell

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  • On the Sly

    published December 17, 1998

    John Cunningham, an attenuated beanpole of a fellow in baggy shorts, a faded plaid Levi's shirt, and a pair of navy-blue Vans, is haunting the... More >>

  • The Doctor is Out

    published December 10, 1998

    Info:Correction Date: 12/17/1998 The Doctor is Out Beset by internecine battles, troubled leadership, and funding cuts, the local office... More >>

  • Closing Time

    published December 10, 1998

    The DOH's internal brawl, with its allegations of substandard care, political infighting, and a brain drain of talented recruits, has taken place... More >>

  • You Do the Math

    published November 26, 1998

    The deck seemed stacked against Ira Paul. The Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School math teacher had spent the better part of three years proving... More >>

  • Night and Day

    published November 26, 1998

    thursday 26 It's Thanksgiving and you're home. You have yet to stuff your face with turkey and all the other stuff, and the last thing you... More >>

  • A Taste for Trouble

    published November 19, 1998

    Things were looking grim in the war room. It was June 3, 1997, the day Miami Beach citizens were to vote on the so-called Save Miami Beach... More >>

  • Taking Flight

    published November 12, 1998

    Every autumn those plumed, pink-pated carpetbaggers known as turkey vultures dutifully return to the steely ziggurat atop the Miami-Dade... More >>

  • The Name Game

    published October 22, 1998

    All those in favor of A-4 say 'Aye,'" drawled Miami-Dade County School Board Chairman Solomon Stinson. "Aye," chorused six of the seven... More >>

  • Monumental Ambivalence

    published September 24, 1998

    When a proposal to erect a memorial to the late Cuban exile leader Jorge Mas Canosa surfaced late last year, the Miami Beach City Commission... More >>

  • Parking and Politics

    published September 3, 1998

    Like many other property owners in South Beach, ArtCenter/South Florida has a problem with people parking illegally in its lot. For years... More >>

  • Divine Right of Way

    published September 3, 1998

    The swath of grass is some 50 feet across, about the width NE 88th Street would be if it continued right up to the water's edge along Biscayne... More >>

  • Absentee Ethics

    published August 27, 1998

    Good thing all that vote-fraud nonsense is behind us, right? Now we can look forward to an election in which everybody votes legitimately and no... More >>

  • Size Matters

    published August 13, 1998

    It's 9:30 a.m. on a recent Friday. Sunlight slants across Ocean Drive. Jason DiBiaso, his partner John, and another friend are shirtless and... More >>

  • The Fuss Over the Bus

    published August 13, 1998

    For six months South Beach's ElectroWave shuttle service has been a hit. Its seven brightly painted, 22-seat electric buses have moved about... More >>

  • Detox Redux

    published July 16, 1998

    Miami-Dade County's only public detoxification unit, slated for closure July 1, got a 90-day reprieve last week thanks to a last-minute effort led... More >>

  • Gelber Unbound

    published July 9, 1998

    As the sun set on Sunset Island No. 2, the back yard of developer Craig Robins teemed with political luminaries. Dress ranged from severe gray... More >>

  • A Real Class Act

    published July 9, 1998

    Miami Northwestern Senior High School principal William E. Clarke III is facing two federal sexual harassment lawsuits from female school... More >>

  • A Quick Fix

    published July 2, 1998

    If you're a heroin addict or an alcoholic and you want to kick the habit, don't ask Miami-Dade County for help. The only public detoxification... More >>

  • Every Lawyer's Nightmare

    published June 18, 1998

    If you believe that Joe Blake is marked for death -- as Joe Blake himself ardently believes -- then his killers should have it pretty easy. Blake... More >>

  • From Bad to Wurst

    published May 21, 1998

    Neils and Renata Teichfuhs had many reasons to move from Germany. High taxes squeezed them. Neils, a chef, had suffered a heart attack and doctors... More >>

  • Pop Quiz

    published May 21, 1998

    What did the bright red Coca-Cola sign over the front door of Miami Killian Senior High School mean? To a local bottler, it meant payback for... More >>

  • Schoolyard Bully

    published May 7, 1998

    The story of Eduardo Padron is one of the best-known local-boy-makes-good yarns in town. After emigrating from Cuba in 1961, Padron enrolled at... More >>

  • The Bad Boys of Miami Beach

    published April 2, 1998

    In mid-1995 publicist Ric Katz made a phone call to the offices of the SunPost, Miami Beach's flimsy free weekly. Although Katz often handles... More >>

  • Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down

    published March 12, 1998

    Attorneys John Shubin and Jeffrey Bass argue that any pending waterfront project that has been granted "design bonuses" increasing its size should... More >>

  • Builder Beware

    published March 12, 1998

    John Shubin runs his law practice out of a squat four-story building near the downtown Miami Burdines, and he lives in Coral Gables, but right now... More >>

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