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Tim Elfrink

Awards

  • 2013 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ

    "The Gun and the Scalpel"

  • 2013 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists

    "The Gun and the Scalpel"

  • 2013 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ

    "Calling Big Brother"

  • 2012 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published May 11, 2011

    "Stealing Home"

  • 2012 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published May 11, 2011

    "Stealing Home"

  • 2012 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published July 28, 2011

    "We Got the Wrong Guy"

  • 2012 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published October 27, 2011

    "Below the Belt"

  • 2012 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published October 27, 2011

    "Below the Belt"

  • 2012 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published August 18, 2011

    "Santeria Stalker"

  • 2012 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published May 19, 2011

    "Guns Online: No Permit Needed"

  • 2012 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published March 3, 2011

    "The Fight to Bury Venezuelan President CAP in Miami"

  • 2012 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published September 29, 2011

    "Torn Between Two Countries"

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published March 25, 2010

    "Disorderly Conduct"

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published March 25, 2010

    "Disorderly Conduct"

  • 2011 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published March 25, 2010

    "Disorderly Conduct"

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published December 16, 2010

    "Hurricane Nevin"

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published May 20, 2010

    "Hack Pack"

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published July 22, 2010

    "Tea Party Pretty Boy"

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published March 25, 2010

    "Disorderly Conduct"

  • 2010 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published April 9, 2009

    "The Fall of a Titan"

  • 2010 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published April 9, 2009

    "The Fall of a Titan"

  • 2010 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published February 26, 2009

    "Guantanamo's Final Days"

  • 2010 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published February 26, 2009

    "Guantanamo's Final Days"

  • 2010 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published June 4, 2009

    "Swamped"

  • 2010 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published May 21, 2009

    "Dog Fight"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published December 18, 2008

    "Black October"

  • 2009 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published December 18, 2008

    "Black October"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published December 18, 2008

    "Black October"

2008 Stories by Tim Elfrink

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  • Manny Being Manny (And Shooting for That Cabinet Job)

    published Nov 24, 2008

    So we've got this little economic downturn going on, in case you've already taken up residence in your new tent city and haven't heard the news. But don't worry about it. Manny knows how to cure what ... More >>

  • File Under "Ass Beating"

    published Nov 21, 2008

    Old photo, same result Ah, the resurrected Miami Hurricanes football program. Ranked in the top 25 again! Headed to the ACC title game! Unable to stop some one-legged homeless guy from Atlanta from... More >>

  • Controversial Miami Connections for Obama Leadership Picks

    published Nov 19, 2008

    Greg Craig As the Herald reported this morning, several members of Obama's new leadership team in Washington have strong enough ties to the Elian Gonzalez saga to send local Republicans into a tizz... More >>

  • Crooked Lawyers Get Caught

    published November 20, 2008

    Like doctors, prostitutes, and IRS agents, lawyers seem like a recession-proof crowd. Crime, after all, never sleeps. In fact, during... More >>

  • Italian Commune Damanhur Comes to South Beach

    published November 20, 2008

    The night gets weird long before a houseplant begins humming John Tesh tunes. It starts sometime after 7 p.m. with curious onlookers... More >>

  • Saturday at the Miami Book Fair: Dennis Lehane, James W. Hall, John Dufresne, Sam Sarkar

    published Nov 15, 2008

    Dennis Lehane On its 25th anniversary, the Miami Book Fair International is just that -- drawing authors from around the world as varied and well respected as Salman Rushdie and Frank McCourt. Sa... More >>

  • Overheating Toilet Diverts Miami Jet

    published Nov 14, 2008

    Exactly what happened. Not that there's ever a reason for diverting a flight that makes you feel good as a passenger. But an overheating toilet? That's just unfortunate. That's exactly what hap... More >>

  • Dennis Lehane at Miami Book Fair International

    published November 13, 2008

    Miami Book Fair International's street fair is coming... More >>

  • Miami River: The River of Death?

    published Nov 11, 2008

    Watch out for floating bodies. It wasn't all that long ago that we were slapping each other on the back and toasting an entire month without a murder in Miami. Well, it looks like its high time to... More >>

  • A Shapeshifting Skyscraper in Miami's Skyline?

    published Nov 10, 2008

    Courtesy David Fisher It's like a skyscraper that moves, man. A PR flak in New York left a cryptic voicemail on Riptide's machine late last week: Florence-based superstar architect David Fisher is ... More >>

  • Miami Book Fair Preview: Edna Buchanan

    published Nov 07, 2008

    Edna Buchanan Every corner of the country worth a damn seems to have a signature author painting its streets in the darkest shades on the palette – from Tony Hillerman hiking the parched Navajo de... More >>

  • Another Goddamn Hurricane?

    published Nov 06, 2008

    TS Paloma. The World Series is history, President-elect Barack Obama is waiting in the wings, a blizzard is blowing into North Dakota -- aren't we supposed to be about done with this hurricane busin... More >>

  • Miami Loses

    published November 6, 2008

    Barack Obama cranked on Tuesday, so we're cranked. And he took Florida too. Wow! It's history, baby! But then we looked more... More >>

  • Bankruptcy, Butchery, Buzz-Sawed Palms

    published November 6, 2008

    Dim evening light streams through towering clusters of gray-blue Chinese bamboo, green spikes of Colombian guadua, and snaking tomato vines... More >>

  • Miami Loses

    published October 30, 2008

    Barack Obama cranked on Tuesday, so we're cranked. And he took Florida too. Wowsa! It's history, baby! But then we looked more... More >>

  • Hope in McCainville Early

    published Nov 04, 2008

    Tim Elfrink The general feeling at McCain HQ, as summed up by a pickup truck in the parking lot. 7:45 p.m. The crowd is still small -- maybe 20 or 30, wrapped in blue and gold McCain-Palin signs, p... More >>

  • Guilty Verdict in the "Suitcase Trial"

    published Nov 03, 2008

    Chavez and Fernandez. Photo via Getty Images. It took seven days of deliberation, but Miami's latest foray into international politics via the federal court system ended today with a guilty verdict i... More >>

  • Miami Book Fair Preview: Q&A with Dennis Lehane

    published Nov 03, 2008

    Mystic River author Dennis Lehane Dennis Lehane, author of best-sellers turned box office hits Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone, is as Boston as the Dropkick Murphys and "Sweet Caroline" at Red Sox ... More >>

  • Chuckie Taylor Jr. Guilty of Torture

    published Oct 30, 2008

    Illustration via Rolling Stone The first case brought against a U.S. citizen for committing torture abroad ended with a guilty verdict today from a federal jury in Miami. The verdict marks the end... More >>

  • Jury In "The Suitcase Trial" Can't Reach A Verdict

    published Oct 29, 2008

    Still waiting for a verdict on Chavez's alleged plot to funnel money to Fernandez. Photo via Getty Images. After two months of drama and international intrigue in Miami's federal courthouse, the Hera... More >>

  • NY Times: Florida's Black Voters Worried About Early Ballots

    published Oct 29, 2008

    For once, Florida's election officials have made the news recently for doing the right thing. The same week that the NAACP sued the governor of Virginia for not doing enough to accommodate the ... More >>

  • Miami-Dade Might Be Asking for Lawsuit over Poll-Watcher Rules

    published October 30, 2008

    Ready for South Florida courtroom drama to screw up another presidential election? That's exactly what Miami-Dade is asking for this... More >>

  • Latest Sign of the Apocalypse: $4 Beers at Zeke's

    published Oct 28, 2008

    Say it ain't so, Zeke's. After weeks of terrifying financial news every day -- The Dow is down 800! The NASDAQ has plummeted 30 percent! Jim Cramer's brain has literally melted! -- I've started to ... More >>

  • Latest Sign of the Apocalypse: $4 beers at Zeke's

    published Oct 27, 2008

    Say it ain't so, Zeke's. After weeks of terrifying financial news every day -- The Dow is down 800! The NASDAQ has plummeted 30 percent! Jim Cramer's brain has literally melted! -- I've started to ... More >>

  • Obama Fête at Bicentennial Park

    published October 23, 2008

    It's Tuesday afternoon, still a couple of hours before Barack Obama is to address thousands of chanting, whistling partisans at Bicentennial... More >>

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