William Labbee

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  • 23 years ago | Longform

    In most respects, James Eloissaint is like any five-month-old child. He squirms and bounces on his mother's knee, tugging at a tiny T-shirt, sucking on a finger, smiling and gurgling all the while. But unlike most toddlers in this country, James d...

  • 23 years ago | Longform

    Title 26 of the United States Code has proven to be a powerful weapon for federal agents combating the proliferation of machine guns, preferred tools of the drug-trafficking trade. The law makes it a crime to possess or sell unregistered machine g...

  • 23 years ago | Longform

    For most of the past decade, South Beach was anything but a Miami Vice pastel playground for the young and restless. From Alton Road to Collins Avenue, the hunched-over elderly lined the porches of dilapidated residential hotels and apartment buil...

  • 23 years ago | Longform

    When Richard Peacock proposed building Grove Calloway's restaurant on McFarlane Road in 1988, he labeled the existing historic Peacock House on the site of his envisioned eatery "an old dump" and "the armpit of the Grove." It was a termite-infeste...

  • 23 years ago | Longform

    At least once a week for more than a year Corri Barrs has gone to the beach. Not just any beach, mind you, and not for the usual swimming and sun worship. Corri Barrs is into trash. More specifically, she's into trash that washes up along a 100-ya...

  • 23 years ago | Longform

    Knife-wielding youths repeatedly stab newspaper editor Jay Vail and his friend as they take in the salt air one recent spring night on the South Beach sand. Another group of kids club interior designer George Tamsitt across the face with a plank a...

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