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2004 Stories by Tristram Korten

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  • The Fidel Factor

    published December 23, 2004

    Since taking office as our new county mayor on November 16, Carlos Alvarez has played principal for a day at two elementary schools, addressed an... More >>

  • In His Own Words

    published December 16, 2004

    From afar, the folks who make up the Miami-Dade County Commission appear to organize themselves along the lines of a high-school student body.... More >>

  • Rules Are for Fools

    published December 16, 2004

    At a strip-mall Starbucks near Miami International Airport, a government employee sits sipping a pumpkin spice latte and nervously shuffling... More >>

  • Judge Not

    published December 9, 2004

    This past August, during the Republican primary for Miami-Dade State Attorney, the Christian Family Coalition asked candidates to sign a form... More >>

  • Keep 'Em Separated

    published November 25, 2004

    The similarities to an actual divorce are remarkable: The bitter fights. The name calling. The locked doors. You got the sense they were staying... More >>

  • Commission Quest

    published November 25, 2004

    The race for mayor of Miami-Dade County is over. And none too soon. We're done with million-dollar ad campaigns trying to convince us that our... More >>

  • The Principal, the Pedophile, His Pastor, Her Parish

    published November 4, 2004

    As an Episcopalian pastor, the Rev. Wilifred Allen-Faiella has a reputation for being an outspoken advocate of social justice and Christian... More >>

  • Mortal Kombat, Miami-Style

    published October 28, 2004

    Katherine Fernandez Rundle is running for re-election as the Miami-Dade State Attorney. She says don't vote for her opponent Al Milian because... More >>

  • Powers That Be

    published October 14, 2004

    Katherine Fernandez Rundle is facing the most significant election challenge of her eleven-year tenure as Miami-Dade State Attorney, and she saw... More >>

  • What the Buzzard Saw

    published September 30, 2004

    Viola Drees, Lorain Enright, and Clara Lewis never knew one another while they were alive. But they had a lot in common. All spent their adult... More >>

  • Dissent Within the Ranks

    published September 30, 2004

    Carlos Alvarez is running for county mayor based on his record as director of the Miami-Dade Police Department. He hopes that, because he wore a... More >>

  • Loaded

    published September 23, 2004

    It's safe to say that as John Kerry and George Bush lay their heads down upon their pillows late Saturday night two weeks ago, they had never... More >>

  • Patient at Risk

    published September 2, 2004

    Most people know the popular refrain: "Let him rot in jail." Most people also know it's just a metaphor for punishing a criminal. It isn't meant... More >>

  • Ethics and E-mails

    published August 12, 2004

    My July 29 column about the clash between the county ethics commission and Inspector General Christopher Mazzella sent paper clips flying and fax... More >>

  • Is There a Doctor in the House?

    published August 5, 2004

    The Miami-Dade Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. I like the sound of that. Such a hopeful name for such a severe agency. If you... More >>

  • Inspector Imperiled

    published July 29, 2004

    Last week Miami-Dade Inspector General Christopher Mazzella stood beside State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle during a press conference... More >>

  • Campus Crime Spree

    published July 15, 2004

    It was right before midnight on July 3 when the dispatcher at Florida International University's police department reported a disturbance at the... More >>

  • An Ounce of Prevention -- At Last

    published July 1, 2004

    Some doctors call them “super bugs,” bacteria that have grown so resistant to antibiotics they can withstand all but the most powerful a... More >>

  • Politically Tone Deaf

    published June 24, 2004

    This past Tuesday, June 22, Miami-Dade County Manager George Burgess announced his selection of a new director for the Corrections and... More >>

  • Devil or Angel

    published June 17, 2004

    David Collins is not an imposing man. He's a baby-faced 37 years old, about five feet, five inches tall, heavyset, with thinning hair. He has a... More >>

  • Contagious Outbreak Untreated

    published June 10, 2004

    A highly contagious and antibiotic-resistant strain of staph infection has contaminated a Miami-Dade County jail, causing open, seeping sores in... More >>

  • To IRS With Love

    published May 27, 2004

    Hooligan's Pub owner Jay Love touts himself as a common-sense alternative to the career politicians and slick elites populating the pack in the... More >>

  • What Haiti Teaches

    published May 20, 2004

    This past February the rebellion in Haiti gripped the world. Journalists from Spain, England, and Japan, not to mention a battalion of American... More >>

  • Bad Neighbors and Dead Dogs

    published May 6, 2004

    The Miami-Dade Police Department's Animal Services unit is getting a lot of attention lately, none of it good. On March 18, New Times... More >>

  • Public Funds, Private Gain

    published April 29, 2004

    Capt. Edwin Milian-Zabala is a hard-working member of the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department's security unit. Didn't know such a thing... More >>

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