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    Talk Rodeo

    What Eric Bogosian does isn't hard to explain. In fact it's almost too easy. For almost a decade, the 37-year-old New Yorker -- a Woburn, Massachusetts native who arrived in New York by way of Oberlin College -- has captivated audiences and turned cr...

    by Ben Greenman on September 25, 1991
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    The Sweet Buy-and-Buy

    Shopping mall managers and owners have a phrase for the totality of what happens in their climate-controlled Edens: The Retail Drama. At some malls The Retail Drama is low comedy or pantomime or a degraded television sitcom. At Dadeland, twelve miles...

    by Sean Rowe on September 25, 1991
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    Unsolved Mysteries, Dateline Miami Beach - Those real-life police dramas, they'll quicken your pulse

    When an anonymous reader sent us a photocopy of a Miami Beach Police Offense Incident Report, we treated it with the care and attention we give to all unsolicited submissions. Later on, though, we looked at it, and something about the report str...

    by Ben Greenman on September 25, 1991
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    The Strange Case of the Driveway That Never Got Built - When the president of the Latin Quarter Association wanted a new driveway, he went straight to the top. The rest is mystery.

    This past summer Elio Rojas had a little problem: two cars and only one driveway. It was possible, of course, to park both cars in the same driveway, but that was an inconvenience, an inconvenience Rojas figured he could do without. So Rojas, preside...

    by William Labbee on September 25, 1991
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    Letters

    Those people you berate in the Guardian Ad Litem program and HRS are trying to protect these children from further damage. They are operating under laws of confidentiality and can't respond to the unfair allegations in the article. I've really l...

    on September 25, 1991
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    Program Notes

    Every once in a while we take a stab at grasping the meaning of the blues (both in this space and in real life). Try this: James Thomas was born in 1926 on a farm in Yazoo County, Mississippi. Influenced by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup and Elmore James, ...

    by Greg Baker on September 25, 1991
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    Swelter

    The upcoming socio-cultural season is taking shape, and gradually Miami is beginning to seem like a valid place to live, something more than just the hot bottom of the earth. Things are beginning to happen. The new Tony Chan's Water Club restaurant a...

    on September 25, 1991
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    The Case From Hell, Part II

    On September 23, 1989, Lisette Nogues, a consulting neurologist, and Andres Nogues, an aspiring physician and her husband of thirteen years, were accused by their fifteen-year-old daughter Aimee of child abuse. That same night, caseworkers from the F...

    by Steven Almond on September 18, 1991
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    Sum of a Beach

    The next time you go walking on one of South Florida's lovely beaches, your shadow shying from the neon-peach of the sunset, the shrills of gulls filling the dusk, twist your toes in the sand and take a deep breath of salt air. Then continue your wal...

    by Ben Greenman on September 18, 1991
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    The Art is the Matter - The curtain rises on Act II of the Dade Performing Arts Center Story. Is this a comedy or a tragedy? Depends on who you ask.

    In the early years of the 21st Century, Miami's flourishing arts scene begins to implode. A string of once-lively neighborhood dance companies and playhouses shuts down for want of funding. The city's giant downtown performance center, open for only ...

    by Sean Rowe on September 18, 1991
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    How Dare You Pour Borscht On My Daughter's Head! - One complaint about Kangaroo Court overturns a Miami Beach day camp's 25-year tradition

    The August 2 sleepover for nine-through-eleven-year-olds was one of the most anticipated events of the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department's eight-week day camp. Campers at the Scott Rakow Youth Center had been promised dancing, a pizza party...

    by Kirk Semple on September 18, 1991
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    Letters

    INSULTS FOR EVERYONE, EXCEPT DETECTIVE CHRISTOPHER Kudos and congrats on one of the most boring articles I've ever read by New Times ("The Case from Hell, Part One," September 11). Maybe if Aimee's mother hadn't been such a devout Catholic and so...

    on September 18, 1991
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    Program Notes

    Once again, good people, we face the scourge of that damn nigger music. Among the millions of hate letters - from barely legible postcards to boxes filled with voodoo trinkets - I've received over the years, the one I remember most was a racist diatr...

    by Greg Baker on September 18, 1991
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    Swelter

    So many new things lately: 32 Grand in the Grove, the cinema/pub/theater complex with identity problems. The Century Hotel restaurant, which, according to co-owner Willy Moser, will shortly be in the throes of a soft opening. And then, as always, the...

    on September 18, 1991
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    House Rules

    Under what circumstances does the state have the right to take children away from their parents? To what lengths should the state go to reunify a divided family? In Dade County these questions recently prompted juvenile court officials to form a Fami...

    by Steven Almond on September 11, 1991
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    13 Pages of Allegations

    In seven years as a detective in the Metro-Dade Police Department's sexual battery unit, Ellen Christopher has exposed dozens of criminals to the light of justice. But by the time she completed her troubling, seven-month investigation of Andres Nogue...

    by Steven Almond on September 11, 1991
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    The Case From Hell, Part I

    It sounds, at first, like a faint siren, the shrill announcement of far-off disaster. Only after the fourth or fifth tone do you locate the source, a beeper concealed beneath the clutter on Dr. Lisette Nogues's nightstand. Two years ago, when Nogues ...

    by Steven Almond on September 11, 1991
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    The Names

    Listed below are the names of Nogues family members, followed by other principal characters mentioned in this article, in alphabetical order. Dr. Lisette Nogues, 41, neurologist. Since November 1989 has been forbidden by the court to see her six yo...

    by Steven Almond on September 11, 1991
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    A 4-Gone Conclusion - You'll never hear anything bad about the Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon - at least not on the station that airs it

    In places like France and Miami, never is heard a discouraging word about Jerry Lewis, his prodigious body of work, and especially his favorite cause, the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Naysay Jerry's Kids? It simply isn't done. For the past 26 year...

    by Greg Baker on September 11, 1991
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    Tie Me Up! Tone Me Down! - Lewd magazine publisher Dugent experiences the ultimate masochistic thrill - a spanking from its neighbors in prim and proper Coral Gables

    Can't seem to stop your cross-dressing husband from wearing skirts to the movie theater? In search of a forum to describe how you were stripped, bound, and pleasurably tormented by four naked aerobics instructors? Seek, and ye shall find in the heart...

    by Kirk Semple on September 11, 1991
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J.J. Rendon Overcame an Ex-President and an Incontinent Candidate to Engineer a Win in Colombia

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Millionaire's Murder Case Opens the Book on Flings With Male Porn Stars, Strippers

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