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1999 Stories by Ted B. Kissell

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  • Fight for Your White to Party

    published December 16, 1999

    The models stride up the catwalk, fabulously filling out the best Burdines has to offer. They advance from, and retreat to, the shelter of... More >>

  • How to Succeed in Education Without Really Studying, Part 2

    published November 25, 1999

    In September 1997 New Times published a story describing how several top administrators of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, including... More >>

  • A Bad News Brother

    published November 11, 1999

    November 3 was just another day in court for Scott Kasdin, the roguish older brother of Miami Beach Mayor Neisen Kasdin. No, he's not a lawyer... More >>

  • Not for Sale ... Exactly

    published October 28, 1999

    The weight of the moment is getting to Martin Shapiro. The wiry 63-year-old sits uncomfortably in his dark gray suit before the 100-odd residents,... More >>

  • Holy Rollers

    published September 30, 1999

    Tiny was late. Not something Sean Erez wanted to hear. The feds were arresting his New York mules left and right, so Erez... More >>

  • If the Suits Fit

    published September 2, 1999

    The city hall in Hialeah Gardens is inherently ugly. But the tiny building's boxy concrete walls also are sullied by a garish, headache-inducing... More >>

  • Toxic Avenger

    published August 12, 1999

    It's been ten months since chemistry teacher Charles Boldwyn had to evacuate his Miami Killian Senior... More >>

  • Homestead's Dirt

    published July 29, 1999

    On a steamy June evening, as the sun set on acres of avocado trees surrounding Tomas Mestre's $1.8 million hacienda-style home, the outdoor patio... More >>

  • Standing Pat

    published July 22, 1999

    The Pat L. Tornillo, Jr., Elementary School. Think that name has a nice ring to it? Florida International University president Modesto... More >>

  • Designing Craig

    published July 15, 1999

    Outfitted in his usual South Beach high-end casual attire -- navy T-shirt, brown trousers, clunky black shoes -- developer Craig Robins leans... More >>

  • What's My Lineage

    published June 10, 1999

    Ana Lucrecia Peters, a full-time substitute teacher at Ethel Beckham Elementary School, is listed in Miami-Dade County Public Schools' personnel... More >>

  • King Leer

    published June 3, 1999

    After two years of litigation, Sunnie Ewing and Gladys Rickey's lawsuit against Florida International University came to an unspectacular end on... More >>

  • No Class

    published May 27, 1999

    Miami-Dade County taxpayers have already shelled out more than one million dollars to settle two women's claims that ex-Miami Northwestern High... More >>

  • A Lesson in Mismanagement

    published May 20, 1999

    It was late February when Madeline Norgan received social studies textbooks for her first-grade class at Henry E.S. Reeves Elementary School.... More >>

  • Guns Don't Kill Columns, People Do

    published May 20, 1999

    Deborah Ramey had already written her column for the May edition of Hotline when she heard about the April 20 bloodbath at Columbine High School... More >>

  • A War of Addition

    published April 15, 1999

    In December 1997 Ron Bloomberg strode into Miami Beach City Hall for a predevelopment meeting with city planners. He hoped to construct a... More >>

  • The Coach's Record

    published April 8, 1999

    David Fess Walker, a physical education teacher at Parkway Middle School, joined Dade County Public Schools in 1984 as a gym teacher at Charles R.... More >>

  • Blackboard Bungle

    published April 8, 1999

    The half dozen or so Miami-Dade County bike cops, wearing helmets, tight shorts, and pistols, are doing laps around Miami Norland Senior High... More >>

  • A Ventriloquist Becomes Watchdog

    published April 8, 1999

    Edwin H. Garson is girded for battle. With sun visor pulled low and bullhorn held high, the wiry, leathery-skinned 70-year-old wails his slogans... More >>

  • Full Metal Racket

    published March 4, 1999

    The story of the lost army commandos of Vietnam, as they have come to be known, is harrowing. It's a tale of death, betrayal, denial, frustration,... More >>

  • Chairman of the Board

    published February 18, 1999

    Despite the snazzy outfits, boutonnieres, and corsages, everyone knew this vote would be no mere formality. The November 17, 1998, swearing-in... More >>

  • Green Card or Pink Slip?

    published February 11, 1999

    The Oceanside Promenade seems like your average Ocean Drive hot spot. Friday and Saturday nights, the U-shape courtyard is choked with a... More >>

  • Manson: The Early Years

    published January 21, 1999

    Not so long ago the international rock star Marilyn Manson played local dives such as the now-defunct Plus Five in Davie. Launched in 1990 as... More >>

  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Negligent

    published January 14, 1999

    The Delano's Beach Village is fabulous. The cluster of structures -- the yellow-and-white wood-slat lighthouse, the shade and massage tents, the... More >>

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