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  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published August 21, 2008

    "With a Bullet"

  • 2008 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published May 24, 2007

    "The Bad News Bulldogs"

  • 2008 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published February 8, 2007

    "Heartbreak Hotel"

  • 2008 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published February 8, 2007

    "Heartbreak Hotel"

  • 2007 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists

    "Mr. Snyder's Opus"

2008 Stories by Thomas Francis

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    Florida Panthers and Prodigy Jay Bouwmeester Toil in Obscurity

    published November 13, 2008

    It's halfway through the first period of the Florida Panthers' game against the Minnesota Wild. Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun skates behind the... More >>

  • Man Up, Charlie Crist

    published August 7, 2008

    It's crunch time in the Republican VP sweepstakes. If Florida Gov. Charlie Crist wants to win, he has to outrun the rumor he's light in the... More >>

  • Unlucky Number

    published June 19, 2008

    News Unlucky Number A Miami Artist becomes an accidental witness to manslaughter. By Carlos... More >>

  • Church Fires Pederast Priest's Secretary

    published June 12, 2008

    Theresa Gerstner can recall how suspicion crept slowly into her mind. It was peculiar to see boys climbing into Rev. Neil Doherty's car for a... More >>

  • Finally Florida

    published May 29, 2008

    It's May 21, and residents of the Sunrise Lakes condos are getting a lesson in the virtue of punctuality. Though it's three hours before... More >>

  • Big Brown Machine

    published May 1, 2008

    Sports Big Brown Machine Saturday's Kentucky Derby favorite arrives fresh from South Florida. By... More >>

  • Lambs to Slaughter

    published April 17, 2008

    Around the age of eight, a boy we'll call Sam made a new friend — a man in his early fifties. Rev. Neil Doherty was pastor at St. Vincent... More >>

  • Toke It Easy

    published April 17, 2008

    News Toke It Easy Snap out of it, 4/20 revelers: Florida legislators want to stomp on your... More >>

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