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2005 Stories by Tristram Korten

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  • Terrorist or Trickster

    published October 20, 2005

    The call came in the middle of the day. They normally did. And once I heard his voice, I knew it would be far more interesting than sorting... More >>

  • Exit the Mascot

    published September 22, 2005

    Jacob DiPietre, Gov. Jeb Bush's closed-mouth press secretary, has left his government job to join Team Disney in Orlando as Goofy's mouthpiece.... More >>

  • Unintended Consequences

    published September 15, 2005

    The United States can represent many things to the world's impoverished, but in late September 1992, this country meant one very basic thing to... More >>

  • What's That Cop Doing in Our Huddle?

    published August 11, 2005

    Ah, football season. You can almost smell the torn-up sod, feel the thud of crashing helmets and pads, and hear the police scanner crackling. Soon... More >>

  • Line of Fire

    published July 21, 2005

    When Robert Parker woke up on June 16, cooling rain clouds were rolling in. But the day ended up being a hot one for Parker, Miami-Dade County's... More >>

  • Winged Victory

    published July 7, 2005

    Alex Carter, it is safe to say, is happy to have his job back. In 2003 the Transportation Security Administration fired Carter, a screening... More >>

  • Micromanaging the Message

    published July 7, 2005

    This week I'm writing about the governor's press minions again. You may be wondering why, given that I just wrote about them -- specifically Jacob... More >>

  • Legally Incorrect

    published June 30, 2005

    Anwar Zayden must have felt a cold shudder run down his spine when he read about the woman suing political comedian Bill Maher for palimony (not... More >>

  • Breakin' the Law

    published June 30, 2005

    The federal government has thrust itself into the middle of a court battle between Miami's Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP) and the city's... More >>

  • RIP for the CIP?

    published June 23, 2005

    Miami's Civilian Investigative Panel, established by voters in 2001 to monitor the city's police department, is in a fight for its life. The... More >>

  • Zen and the Art of Press Management

    published June 16, 2005

    The story I wanted to write this week was about judicial appointments. I wondered whether President George W. Bush, whose controversial judicial... More >>

  • Dead Meat

    published May 5, 2005

    In one of the photos that charter-fishing captain Mark Quartiano distributed two weeks ago publicizing his latest catch, he is sprawled across a... More >>

  • Contraband Combat

    published April 14, 2005

    The Miami-Dade Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has recently increased the frequency and intensity of cellblock searches inside the... More >>

  • Litigation for Vice Consolidation

    published April 7, 2005

    Leroy Griffith, owner of the naked-dancing-girl joint Club Madonna on South Beach's Washington Avenue, says there's nothing to accentuate the... More >>

  • The Long Silence

    published April 7, 2005

    Five years ago the issue of "racial profiling" was at the height of a furious national debate. The American Civil Liberties Union was waging a... More >>

  • How to Get Away with MURDER

    published March 24, 2005

    During the day, the banyan-shaded streets of West Perrine, a South Miami-Dade neighborhood settled by black farmers and farmhands, offers a leafy... More >>

  • A Feast of Thieves, Part 2

    published March 24, 2005

    There is more to come in the enormous criminal-corruption case at Miami International Airport's fuel facility. That's clear from the More >>

  • A Feast of Thieves

    published March 17, 2005

    It was an uncharacteristically gloomy afternoon last week when I visited county Commissioner Barbara Carey-Shuler at her office on the second... More >>

  • The Rothenberg Pledge

    published February 24, 2005

    Last week Miami-Dade's Christian Family Coalition launched a campaign to put a referendum on the November 2006 ballot that would define marriage... More >>

  • Up in Flames

    published February 10, 2005

    On Wednesday, February 2, the City of Miami Beach hosted a prosaic little event, a groundbreaking ceremony for a new fire station and the... More >>

  • Knight Ridder Follies

    published January 27, 2005

    New Times obtained this e-mail sent from the Miami Herald Publishing Company to its employees: "For this year's Annual Meeting video,... More >>

  • Get Out of Jail First

    published January 20, 2005

    For more than a year bail-bond agents throughout Miami-Dade County have watched their business plummet. Some bondsmen estimate that their client... More >>

  • Farewell to a Weekly

    published January 13, 2005

    Carlos Suarez de Jesus was thrilled his article about Miami's money-inflamed art world was appearing on the cover of Street Weekly's... More >>

  • Lost Lives Found

    published January 13, 2005

    The last burnt-orange light of day dissipates over the dusty buildings as I drive along North Miami Avenue looking for prostitutes. Really, just... More >>

  • Faux Alt Weekly Street Folds

    published January 6, 2005

    The Miami Herald and Knight Ridder executives have closed Street Weekly, the free youth-oriented tabloid that was meant to... More >>

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