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2000 Stories by Ted B. Kissell

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  • Cruel or Usual Punishment?

    published September 7, 2000

    On October 6, 1970, fourteen-year-old James Ingraham was late for school. When he got to his shop class at Liberty City's Drew Junior High School,... More >>

  • Schoolhouse Knocks

    published August 24, 2000

    The Liberty City Charter School is difficult to find, nestled as it is between a middle school and I-95 among the tree-lined streets and neat... More >>

  • Eads's Greed

    published August 24, 2000

    Has Harvey C. “Jack” Eads been employed by the City of Coral Gables for twelve or thirty years? For the manager of the City Beautiful, that's t... More >>

  • Firpomania!

    published July 13, 2000

    Between bites of eggs and bacon and sips of café con leche at a La Carreta restaurant in Kendall, Firpo H. Garcia answers the... More >>

  • Demetrio's Rules

    published June 15, 2000

    Those who know Demetrio Perez say they rarely see the man, publicly or privately, without a suit and tie. Whatever else his critics and his... More >>

  • A Lesson in Obstruction

    published June 8, 2000

    Florida's Sunshine Law is a beautiful thing. It allows any citizen to request documents from a public agency and, with a few exceptions, such as... More >>

  • The Sex Million Dollar Man

    published April 20, 2000

    The Merrick Educational Center in Coral Gables is unique among Miami-Dade County public schools. Since the early Eighties, its teachers,... More >>

  • A Life in Jeopardy!

    published April 6, 2000

    I cannot for the life of me remember the first time I watched Jeopardy! I do remember a few games of Trivial Pursuit in which I mopped the... More >>

  • River of Sleaze

    published April 6, 2000

    In the fifteen years since prosecutors opened the shameful chapter in South Florida history known as the Miami River Cops scandal, about 100... More >>

  • A Real Wild Child

    published March 16, 2000

    Every month the St. Patrick Parish School in Miami Beach honors a family through its guardian angel program. On February 18 faculty, parents, and... More >>

  • Cop Out

    published March 9, 2000

    What has Vivian Monroe done to deserve her January 12, 2000, removal as chief of the Miami-Dade County School District police... More >>

  • Too Many Chiefs?

    published March 9, 2000

    The search for Acting Chief Vivian Monroe's successor as the head of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools police is well under way. After... More >>

  • A Shakey Machine

    published March 2, 2000

    There's no way the game should be this close. The Florida International University Golden Panthers men's basketball team is head and shoulders... More >>

  • The Incredible Shrinking Roster

    published March 2, 2000

    When the season began, the Florida International University men's basketball team had twelve players. In December Sylbrin Robinson joined the... More >>

  • The Deep Blue Greed

    published February 3, 2000

    In September 1992 Rep. Gene Taylor, a Mississippi Democrat, stepped out of his congressional office. He was on his way to the Capitol to vote for... More >>

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    He Came, He Lunched, He Left

    published January 13, 2000

    Sign of impending apocalypse on the brink of the millennium, or cheery reminder of the redemptive power of incarceration? Interpret this omen how... More >>

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