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  • Canes Will Go Undefeated

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    Canes Will Go Undefeated

    After two turbulent seasons as head coach of the University of Miami football program, Al Golden is taking the U back to national prominence this year. The defense's dominating performance against the University of Florida earlier this month prov...

    by Luther Campbell on September 26, 2013
  • Rickenbacker Causeway Creeper Josue Pierre Grabbed Women's Private Parts

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    Rickenbacker Causeway Creeper Josue Pierre Grabbed Women's Private Parts

    Meet Josue Pierre, the Rickenbacker Causeway Creeper. The 25-year-old has a skeevy way of trying to pick up women -- by groping the most intimate parts of their bodies. Four ladies jogging on the William Powell Bridge of the causeway experienced Pie...

    by Francisco Alvarado on September 26, 2013
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    Miami Beach Commissioners Ignore Bid Process After Rony Seikaly Woos Them

    City politics is supposed to be simple. Private companies vie for public projects, with the job going to the best bid. But not in Miami Beach. Here, city officials secretly conspire to award friends with lucrative contracts in exchange for envelopes...

    by Michael E. Miller on September 26, 2013
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    Hialeah Witch Shop Peddles Potions

    Historically speaking, Marizel Almirall was not the first adolescent to ever feel "different." Nor did she pioneer the concept of the black-clad teenage outcast. But the South Beach native might be the only person in the world who can say she tattoo...

    by Allie Conti on September 26, 2013
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    Reader Mail: Tattoo Wait Debate

    Tattoo Wait Debate Or is it weight?: In regard to Allie Conti's September 19 story, "Ink Stink," maybe we should do this with restaurants also. I feel hungry, but damn I have to wait 24 hours because by eating now, I could be making a mistake bec...

    on September 26, 2013
  • Bill Warner, King of Land Speed Racing, Was the Fastest Motorcycle Rider on Earth

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    Bill Warner, King of Land Speed Racing, Was the Fastest Motorcycle Rider on Earth

    The grin was a dead giveaway. Bob Sellers spotted the smile on his friend's face as he pulled up to the end of the tarmac. Bill Warner was still straddling his race bike, a 'roided-up 1,000-horsepower Suzuki Hayabusa. The black Bell helmet was sitti...

    by Kyle Swenson on September 19, 2013
  • Palo: Afro-Caribbean Religion With Sacrifices

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    Palo: Afro-Caribbean Religion With Sacrifices

    The first thing you notice when approaching Candelo Kimbisa's house in Hialeah is the Marlboro Red smoke that swirls around the porch and clogs his foyer. "Don't worry," he says, proffering a cigarette with a smile that reveals three gold teeth. "Sp...

    by Allie Conti on September 19, 2013
  • Twerking Is Booty Dancing. Where's My Cut?

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    Twerking Is Booty Dancing. Where's My Cut?

    I have a bone to pick with the wordsmiths at Oxford English Dictionary. Last month, they added "twerk" to their online edition. They define it as a verb that describes dancing to "popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hi...

    by Luther Campbell on September 19, 2013
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    Genting's SuperFast Cruise to Bimini Is a Breeze

    Whodunnit? And what was the motive?: Terrence McCoy's September 12 article about the woman wrongly sentenced to death, "Set Her Free," was incredible (and well written). Nicely done. One thing I don't get (and maybe I missed it as I was watching ...

    on September 19, 2013
  • Should Miami Impose a One-Day Waiting Period on Tattoos?

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    Should Miami Impose a One-Day Waiting Period on Tattoos?

    A distinguished, handsome Italian gentleman saunters into a Miami Beach tattoo shop that's drenched in purple neon light. He's out of place in multiple ways. First off, it's a hot July evening, and he's bundled up in a long beige scarf. Second, he's...

    by Allie Conti on September 19, 2013
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    Sewer Overhaul: CH2M Hill's Tarnished Past

    Get this: The national engineering firm in the driver's seat to oversee Miami-Dade's $1.6 billion overhaul of the county's monumentally dilapidated sewer system has a history of violating the Clean Water Act, mishandling radioactive waste, billing f...

    by Francisco Alvarado on September 19, 2013
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    Man Calls Police to His Home, Leads Them to His Grow House

    It was a case of exceedingly bad luck, amazing stupidity, and, perhaps, serious competitive zeal. A 23-year-old West Miami-Dade man named Reynel Gil was arrested last Thursday after his house was broken into and police discovered 17 pot plants wi...

    by Chuck Strouse on September 19, 2013
  • Virginia Larzelere: Sentenced to Death for a Murder She Didn't Commit

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    Virginia Larzelere: Sentenced to Death for a Murder She Didn't Commit

    The killer arrived just after lunch. Clutching a sawed-off shotgun in a leather-gloved hand, he slipped through the back door of a long, stucco dental office. But then, because he wore a ski mask and the afternoon burned hot, he coughed. Down a narr...

    by Terrence McCoy on September 12, 2013
  • Genting's Miami-to-Bimini Cruise: A Review

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    Genting's Miami-to-Bimini Cruise: A Review

    It's 3 a.m. and pitch-black except for a spot of light pollution emanating from the island of North Bimini -- and a 669-foot-long ship bumping with club music. Suddenly, DJ Zog, of Power 96 fame, cuts the sound. He announces that Kok Thay Lim has...

    by Jose D. Duran on September 12, 2013
  • Bikram Yoga Broke My Back, Says Miami Man

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    Bikram Yoga Broke My Back, Says Miami Man

    I must start out by admitting that I am on a quest for vengeance." That is not the opening line of The Count of Monte Cristo but the beginning of a recent letter to New Times. With that introduction, we expected a typically Miami tale of murder and ...

    by Michael E. Miller on September 12, 2013
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    Bad Miami Cops Probed Over Beating, Fleeing Scene of Crash

    Officer Eric Guzman's highlights over his nine years on the Miami Police Department include 30 use-of-force complaints, two dead suspects, and one self-inflicted gunshot wound to the foot. Sgt. Juan Mendez, meanwhile, has killed four suspects and ra...

    by Tim Elfrink on September 12, 2013
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    Reader Mail: Gainesville Isn't Racist, Uncle Luke Is

    Hip-Hop Central Long way to go: Both the rappers in your piece about Carol City's hip-hop explosion ("It's Deeper Than Rap," Francisco Alvarado, September 5) have shortcomings: SpaceGhostPurrp is a good producer, but he's not as lyrical as Gunpla...

    on September 12, 2013
  • In Fort Lauderdale, Sex Shops Get Creative to Avoid Restrictions

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    In Fort Lauderdale, Sex Shops Get Creative to Avoid Restrictions

    The name Booby Trap Love Stuff connotes a certain level of trashiness. Although it's shaped like a cottage and customers enter through castle-like wooden doors, they have to flash an ID before they can behold rows of phallic objects and feather boas...

    by Allie Conti on September 5, 2013
  • Benjamin Prows Just Wants to Slackline, but the Cops Won't Relent

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    Benjamin Prows Just Wants to Slackline, but the Cops Won't Relent

    Benjamin Prows settled a pirate mask over his brown eyes, took a deep breath, and tiptoed out onto the slackline -- nothing but 12 feet of air between him and the ground. Anything but a conformist, Prows dresses like Jack Sparrow, juggles daily, and...

    by Terrence McCoy on September 5, 2013
  • University of Florida Gators Are Racist

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    University of Florida Gators Are Racist

    The University of Florida Gators are coming to town this Saturday for a football game against the University of Miami Hurricanes. So now is a good time to reflect on UF's long history of racism. For decades, the Gainesville school's overseers were i...

    by Luther Campbell on September 5, 2013
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Spy Bob Levinson Vanished in Iran Spy Bob Levinson Vanished in Iran

Inside the Colonial-style monolith that houses Beggs & Lane, Pensacola's oldest law firm, sits Sonya Dobbs, a thin-lipped paralegal from Birmingham, Alabama, with a button nose and long black hair.… More >>

Miami Firm's Venezuelan Security Expert Accused of Terrorism Miami Firm's Venezuelan Security Expert Accused of Terrorism

The police station burned bright as a bonfire. As cars hissed past on the Caracas highway, flames consumed the roadside structure as if it were kindling. Black smoke belched into… More >>

Al Sharpton: The Greatest Snitch

No one should be surprised that Al Sharpton was a snitch for the federal government. Last week, the Smoking Gun unearthed damning evidence of the reverend's role as a mob… More >>

Miami's Trolley System Overlooks the Needs of the Visually Impaired

When the City of Miami unveiled its highly anticipated trolley system two years ago this month, city officials were clearly satisfied with themselves. Mayor Tomás Regalado — who had championed… More >>

Miami-Dade Staffers Flew to Italy During Budget Crisis, Ex-Librarian Says

Like most librarians in Miami-Dade County, Julio Granda Jr. was worried about the financial future of his institution. Under County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, the system had lost $30 million in… More >>

Uber Car Service App Versus Miami Taxis

Last month, Ashton Kutcher made an unplanned cameo during a Florida Senate Transportation Committee meeting, when lobbyists played a clip of the Two and Half Men star and Uber investor… More >>

Reader Mail: Keep Ultra in Downtown Miami

Toxic Parks Public misled: Your piece about a long-gone incinerator in Coconut Grove still potentially endangering residents ("Ashes to Ashes," David Villano, April 10) was very interesting. I'm sure in the… More >>

Old Incinerator and New Cancer in Coconut Grove Old Incinerator and New Cancer in Coconut Grove

On the days when the municipal trash incinerator known as Old Smokey fired up its furnace, Delphine Bennett could sit on the porch of her shotgun-style house and watch the… More >>

Will Miami Bend It for Beckham?

In Miami, having a celebrity as a frontman practically guarantees politicians will approve a public boondoggle. Indeed, it seems Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is ready to hand over prime waterfront… More >>

Defending Ultra: Keep the Festival Downtown

Is everyone done with the pearl clutching about Ultra Music Festival? We get it: EDM is Satan in musical form. And if you'd believe Mayor Tomás Regalado and City Commissioner… More >>

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