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2000 Stories by Victor Cruz

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  • Do Not Go Softly

    published December 21, 2000

    If you take good care of your bird, it can fight a very long time," says a swarthy expert on cockfighting in the 1973 documentary Our Latin... More >>

  • Kitchen Sink Too

    published December 14, 2000

    Whenever Tony Thrown makes his way to Lincoln Road, he takes the back alleys that run behind the tourist boulevard. He emerges into the light at... More >>

  • David Alvarez y Juego de Manos

    published November 30, 2000

    Long before slide-guitarist Ry Cooder helped off-island audiences rediscover Cuban music with the Buena Vista Social Club, U.K.-based label Tumi... More >>

  • Nostalgia for Nostalgia

    published November 16, 2000

    It has been about a year since vocalist Luis Bofill dropped off the stage of Miami's Café Nostalgia. Shortly after the establishment... More >>

  • Loud, Proud, and Out of Work

    published November 2, 2000

    Probably no bus driver at the Metro-Dade Transit Agency knows the official rules and regulations better than Ezell Robinson, who's been driving... More >>

  • Honk If You Like Chickens

    published October 26, 2000

    During recent weeks, drivers heading south on South Dixie Highway beheld a man in a chicken suit alongside the road. Often the chicken was holding... More >>

  • Play Ball!

    published October 19, 2000

    If you were to look at the Village of Key Biscayne from the air, you'd think open space would be the least of its problems. The town, which... More >>

  • Nightlife on the Edge

    published August 31, 2000

    Despite being in business since March 17, Club Space, the nightclub pioneer in downtown Miami, held its “official” grand-opening party five mont... More >>

  • The Power of Samson

    published July 27, 2000

    Sitting at a desk in his office, which is in a strip mall on Collins Avenue, Dave Samson thrusts his large head forward. The palms of his hands... More >>

  • Exile on Eighth Street

    published June 29, 2000

    Until he was recently cast adrift and left artistically homeless, Alberto Sarrain had been a fixture on Little Havana's cultural scene for two... More >>

  • The Knight of Blight

    published June 22, 2000

    On June 22, 1999, 150 women, all residents of a Liberty City housing project, turned up at a Miami City Commission meeting to beg for deliverance.... More >>

  • The Real McGuffin

    published June 15, 2000

    A handful of people waited quietly in the sparse community room on the ground floor of the northern building of Rebecca Towers this past March 14.... More >>

  • You Have Mail!

    published April 13, 2000

    It was the shot in the foot heard round the world, and it will be replayed for years to come. There stood Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas at... More >>

  • A Portable Feast

    published March 23, 2000

    The day begins early at Hialeah Distributors. The sun has risen a half-hour ago, casting the sky in pastels, while the breeze below smells of... More >>

  • Transit Blues

    published March 9, 2000

    Elizabeth Lanteigne sucks at a straw in a plastic cup. "Jim Beam and ginger ale," she says. "It's for my arthritis. My doctor says it's okay."... More >>

  • Black in Time

    published February 17, 2000

    "Good morning, everyone. Welcome to Miami-Dade Transit's seventh annual Black History Tours," begins veteran bus driver Craig Rolle. For... More >>

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    The Dead Are Grateful

    published January 6, 2000

    The Miami City Cemetery today is in transition. Located at 1800 NE Second Ave., the landmark covers ten and a half acres, and is the final... More >>

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