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2000 Stories by Tristram Korten

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  • Doing the Lord's Work Is Never Easy

    published December 21, 2000

    For two consecutive years, Commander José Hernandez, a chaplain with the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, has survived... More >>

  • The Education of Shawn Lewis

    published December 7, 2000

    Shawn Lewis lives alone in a $3.3 million, six-bedroom villa on Miami Beach's North Bay Road. The home features columns out front, marble floors... More >>

  • Down but Probably Not Out

    published November 30, 2000

    Temporarily blinded by the blizzard of chad that has smothered South Florida, many people have forgotten that the November 7 ballot contained... More >>

  • Friendly Fire

    published October 26, 2000

    Katherine Fernandez Rundle is trying to sign an oversize placard in the lobby of the Miami Police Department, but the felt-tip marker she's... More >>

  • One Less Good Man

    published October 12, 2000

    Over the course of 31 years, the King Stable Bar and Lounge, on NE 54th Street and Miami Avenue, evolved into one of the more prominent watering... More >>

  • Justice, Bloody Justice

    published October 5, 2000

    In late June of last year, a deranged bounty hunter smashed Daniel Walker in the mouth with a gun barrel, shattering eight teeth. But Walker... More >>

  • The Last Iconoclast

    published September 28, 2000

    Ed Wasserman arrived in Miami nineteen years ago with a young wife and family in tow to take a job as an editor at the More >>

  • Blood in the Streets

    published September 21, 2000

    For the past two years, a drug gang has rampaged through Opa-locka, clashing with a network of local dealers. The resulting violence has left at... More >>

  • At Long Last Busted

    published August 31, 2000

    Standing in a courtroom late last week, prominent businessman Manuel Diaz handed over to his lawyer his tie, gold watch, and belt. A bailiff then... More >>

  • You Go, Joe

    published August 10, 2000

    The owner of the hip-hop label Lil' Joe Records pulls up to his Northwest Miami-Dade offices most mornings in a true player's ride, an aquamarine... More >>

  • The Chief's Retreat

    published July 27, 2000

    As Rolando Bolaños, Sr., nervously awaits the September trial date of his two sons, Rolando Jr. and Daniel, the Hialeah police chief's own... More >>

  • No Tickee, No Jobee

    published July 6, 2000

    William Oertwig, Jr., is a born-again Christian, a 25-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department, and every speeding motorist's dream come... More >>

  • Death of a Maiden

    published June 29, 2000

    By the time Dondre Johnson was a teenager, his mother had begun to suspect something. Johnson was a tall, thin boy with a timid smile. In most... More >>

  • Free at Last

    published June 8, 2000

    In the five years since he left the City of Miami Police Department, Danny Felton has prospered. He has married, studied for his mortgage broker's... More >>

  • Beautiful Schemers

    published May 25, 2000

    It's late afternoon and Jerry Babij is sitting in the lounge of Image Model and Talent Agency on Lincoln Road discussing the past year's success.... More >>

  • The Team's Dreams

    published May 25, 2000

    The struggle to keep little Elian Gonzalez from the clutches of his communist father has galvanized Miami's Cuban-American community like no other... More >>

  • The Return of Loco Joe

    published May 18, 2000

    As Joe Carollo stiffly marches down the stairs from his city hall office on the evening of April 27, an adoring crowd presses in around him.... More >>

  • Goon Over Miami, Part 3

    published March 30, 2000

    The bottom floor of Liquid nightclub on South Beach is empty. The brick walls are bare. Velvet couches and chairs are gone; so are rows of liquor... More >>

  • Courting Disaster

    published March 23, 2000

    Unlike Miami's austere courthouses, such as the Flagler Street tower or the fortresslike behemoth on NW Twelfth Street, the sprawling Juvenile... More >>

  • A Grande Arrest

    published March 23, 2000

    The recent arrest of a juvenile-court employee displays the scope of problems in Miami-Dade's system of selecting court-appointed lawyers. On... More >>

  • Big Daddy Denial

    published March 2, 2000

    Back in 1989, when Rolando Bolaños, Jr., was seventeen years old, he was arrested and convicted of trying to break into a Fort Lauderdale... More >>

  • Goon Over Miami Part 2

    published February 17, 2000

    On a clear hot afternoon this past July, Chris Paciello, né Ludwigsen, loaded his 50-foot yacht with friends and aimed the bow north up the... More >>

  • Boys Will Be Boys

    published February 10, 2000

    In 1997 the Hialeah Police Department hired as officers a convicted car thief and a man rejected by the City of Miami Police Department as a... More >>

  • Carnival? Try Criminal

    published February 3, 2000

    After four days of looping around the Caribbean, the Carnival Cruise Lines ship Fascination eased into its berth at Port Canaveral,... More >>

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