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    Shooting Star - As half of the local rap duo Young & Restless, Charles Trahan is talented and popular. But he isn't bulletproof.

    Charles Trahan, co-star of Miami's popular rap duo Young & Restless, doesn't belong here. He should be in a recording studio. Or on MTV. Here, at Jackson Memorial Hospital, he's out of place, amid a tangle of bed linen and intravenous tubes, hurt fil...

    by Greg Baker on October 30, 1991
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    Swelter

    So there's Halloween, looming up on the horizon with all the sickening dear-God-please-fix-my-life-and-make-it-glamorous inevitability of New Year's Eve. And as usual the members of the fun brigade are honing the necessary social skills of envy and m...

    on October 30, 1991
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    Program Notes

    Since May 2, 1968, Miami has had a true radio alternative in the form of WVUM-FM. From reggae to rap to local bands, from the obscure to the ridiculous, WVUM, not constrained by commercial concerns, gives voice to so much music that otherwise wouldn'...

    by Greg Baker on October 30, 1991
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    Letters

    Marilyn Manson is a wild treat live, and Bergasse 19 seems to be from another planet, bringing to Earth a unique psychedelic, industrial matrix of cosmic sound. I wish we had more bands like these two. Ana Romano Miami Springs DE NADA, FOR...

    on October 30, 1991
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    The Little Thief

    At an age when most of the girls in her Liberty City housing project were treading the slippery path toward teen pregnancy, Carrie Jones was burning rubber down a less-traveled road. It wasn't that the slim tomboy disliked girls. She just didn't shar...

    by Steven Almond on October 23, 1991
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    No Dear, I Think That Was A 'Heck'

    The next time you find yourself at a movie, any movie, try a little experiment. Instead of watching the film for the plot, or the characters, or even for the director's vision, watch it for details. And not just any details. Watch for bad language, f...

    by Ben Greenman on October 23, 1991
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    Chiles Pornography - Hear ye! Hear ye! The state gets into a righteous - dare we say fundamentalist? - huff

    Citizens of Florida should be aware of many things. The marine ecosystem, for instance, and the importance of peaceful cultural coexistence. And now, according to Governor Lawton Chiles, they should prick up their ears and widen their eyes for pornog...

    by Ben Greenman on October 23, 1991
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    Palm Treason on Ocean Drive - Having licensed one fortuneteller on South Beach, the city finds itself besieged by others. If only someone had foreseen this.

    If Armando Valdez had shelled out ten bucks to have his fortune told this summer, he might have planned a vacation for the fall. A long vacation. As it is, Valdez, a mild-mannered senior planner for the City of Miami Beach, has been the unwitting re...

    by Steven Almond on October 23, 1991
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    Swelter

    It's a small town, pal. A small ugly town. Full of rats. Area troublemakers. Unprovoked attacks. Misinterpreted declarations. Fabulous writers profiling fabulous club owners/boyfriends. Nebulous celebrity investors. Wire cover boy Abe Hirschfeld actu...

    on October 23, 1991
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    Program Notes

    The choice had to be made: become a cop killer or go into rehab. Decisions, decisions. The traumatic turning point came September 28 at, naturally enough, Churchill's Hideaway. A new "band" - actually a loose amalgam that is open to membership change...

    by Greg Baker on October 23, 1991
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    Letters

    T.J. Callahan is absolutely correct. Lesbian and gay persons do want equal opportunity for life insurance, health insurance, job security, benefits, and estate upon death - just like he and every other citizen already enjoys. That's all we want - equ...

    on October 23, 1991
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    Asleep at the Wheel

    Assuming virtually everyone in Dade County runs red lights virtually all the time -- as a recent in-depth study indicates -- a good number of people are going to get caught, if only by happenstance. These offenders, as well as other traffic violators...

    by Steven Almond on October 16, 1991
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    Fire and Water

    Maria Hernandez never missed a day of work in ten years until the hot summer morning she was autopsied and released for burial in section eleven, lot 93-A, of Southern Memorial Park cemetery in North Miami Beach. The drowning of the 35-year-old ...

    by Sean Rowe on October 16, 1991
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    Drive Through

    Vehicle traffic facing a steady red signal shall stop...and remain standing until a green indication is given. -- Florida state statute 316.075, subsection III They say childhood does not prepare us for adulthood. And as usual, they are wrong...

    by Steven Almond on October 16, 1991
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    The Ride Stuff - Amid charges of corruption and inefficiency, Metro-Dade's handicapped-transportation service invites a bidding war

    South Florida taxicab operators sat down to a high-stakes poker game last week, with Dade County providing the table and all the chips. The preliminaries took the form of an informational meeting at the Metro-Dade Transit Agency; the prize, which wil...

    by Mary Ann Esquivel-Gibbs on October 16, 1991
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    Phoney Baloney - 60 Minutes closes the book on the legacy of jailhouse phone-scam artist Danny Faries. You don't say!

    Danny Faries, a winsome con man with a snaggletooth grin, ran one of the biggest telephone credit card scams in American history from a cramped cell in the Dade County Jail. During four years of incarceration in Miami, the 42-year-old convicted murde...

    by Sean Rowe on October 16, 1991
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    Letters

    I am the local-music-show DJ at WUFI (the FIU radio station), and I was appalled to read that someone who "supports" local music could be so outright prejudiced toward some of Miami's newest bands that are also on the cutting edge. Aside from their b...

    on October 16, 1991
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    Swelter

    The weather on the hot bottom of the earth begins to change, the cafard slowly lifts, and once again a parade of cultural/charitable gatherings gives a patina of meaning to an increasingly absurd social life. Having an uncanny instinct for doing the ...

    on October 16, 1991
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    That Was Miami, This Is Managua

    I shook my head, closed my eyes, and wondered if the blazing tropical sun -- that hadn't changed, anyway -- had temporarily fried my brain. Slowly I let my eyelids slide back up. I was still standing in the lobby of Managua's Inter-Continental Hotel,...

    by Glenn Garvin on October 9, 1991
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    Anatomy of a Defeat

    Betty Sime had Key Biscayne's first mayoral election so deep in her pocket that several of her closest friends didn't even bother to vote. "I had people the day of the election calling me up, saying, `Well, we're not going to be at the election party...

    by Kirk Semple on October 9, 1991
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