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    Stonewalled - FIU's first gay-rights group finds disciples of Anita Bryant alive and well on campus

    When Peter Jaile announced he was gay two years ago, his father greeted the news with a week-long silence, then delivered a chilling reply. "Change your ways," he calmly proposed to his only child, "and I'll pretend this never came up." Stunned, Jail...

    by Steven Almond on November 27, 1991
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    Carry That Wait - Got a problem with your landlord? Take a number. A big number.

    So you're tired of the leaky ceiling in your apartment, the rodents are beginning to have their way, and your landlord has not resurfaced since he came to pick up the rent. If you live in unincorporated Dade County or the City of Miami, and your apar...

    by Kirk Semple on November 27, 1991
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    Fight the Good Fight - Some people accept life's little frustrations. Roy T. Devaney isn't some people.

    In Roy T. Devaney's third-floor room at the Plaza Hotel, at the foot of the unmade bed, is a four-inch-thick book of poetry whose binding has been completely covered with aluminum foil. The sum total of Devaney's published work appears in small print...

    by Jim DeFede on November 27, 1991
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    Monkey Feature

    In the early-morning hours of Wednesday, October 2, Metro-Dade police responded to a call from a Miami alarm company. Something or someone had tripped the burglar alarm at a business owned by a man named Matthew Block. Located at 7780 NW 53rd Street,...

    by William Labbee on November 20, 1991
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    Causes of Death Feature

    Nine o'clock in the morning is no time for spiritual reflection in the morgue of the Dade County Medical Examiner Department. The first corpse of the day, a pallid woman with three deep gouges above her right ear, is already in place on an autopsy t...

    by Kirk Semple on November 20, 1991
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    The Moon and Expense - After a year of operating Savannah Moon, the popular South Dade eatery, U.S. marshals have had their fill of the restaurant business

    Since opening in mid-1987, the sedate Savannah Moon restaurant, located on the second floor of a strip mall across South Dixie Highway from The Falls and decorated in soft pastels and earth tones, offered patrons an elegant, if pricey, respite from t...

    by Mary Ann Esquivel-Gibbs on November 20, 1991
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    Better Dead Than Read? - A new crop of Miami Beach commissioners might finally lay to rest the Huber Drug Letter controversy

    In the summer of 1990, Miami Beach Police Chief Phillip Huber proposed a novel plan that he said would help the city cope with its increasing drug problem. When someone is arrested on drug charges in Miami Beach, why not send out a letter informing t...

    by William Labbee on November 20, 1991
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    Swelter

    Fall in New York, the leaves turning color, the air crisp and almost clean, the prospect of a sort of Merry Christmas. And the fashionable life, back in full swing. Apocalypse, the new heavy-duty industrial night at The Building, put together by Gary...

    on November 20, 1991
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    Letters

    WHATEVER HAPPENED TO "IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY..."? How refreshing to read Manuel Pila's bull's-eye description of Doc Wiley and Washington Square ("Letters," November 13)! The number of people who must feel the same way might be in...

    on November 20, 1991
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    Program Notes

    Ya know snowbound New York rock-industry hotshots have their calendars blocked out, and so should you, even if you aren't escaping the big chill. You rock, right? Mark off December 9 for the South Florida Rock Awards at the Button South. (By the way,...

    by Greg Baker on November 20, 1991
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    The Case From Hell: Part 3 - State investigators take a new look at the Nogues family's horror story. And reach a new conclusion.

    More than two years after the state Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (HRS) removed Lisette and Andres Nogues's seven youngest children from their Kendall home, citing alleged physical and sexual abuse, department officials are seeking...

    by Steven Almond on November 13, 1991
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    Little Criminals - What do you do with a little tyke who throws a rock at another kid? In Dade County, you prosecute him.

    When Derrod Bush was called before a judge last Tuesday, just before noon, chuckles rippled through the courtroom. That might seem odd, given that Bush has been charged with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony that carries a maximum punishment ...

    by Steven Almond on November 13, 1991
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    Letters

    Let's get something perfectly clear; Planets bassist and Washington Square music director Doc Wiley is an asshole on a petty power trip, and a self-aggrandizing one, at that. I know people who've played at Washington Square. I've played there myself....

    on November 13, 1991
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    Swelter

    You go out often enough and the countless episodes of boredom, low-grade idiocy, and nausea get to you eventually. So many pointless conversations, so many brushes with the ignoble, so much trash to wade through. But then, once in a while, something ...

    on November 13, 1991
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    Program Notes

    Things are different now. Pee-wee Herman. Kathy Willets. Jimmy Swaggart. Willie Smith. Clarence Thomas. It seems like a 2 Live Crew album come to life. And, coincidentally enough, there is a new Crew album out, Sports Weekend, the group's best work y...

    by Greg Baker on November 13, 1991
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    Jeff Lemlich Feature

    The four-year-old drowning victims, the urban fire that ravages too many lives, the cold-blooded street shooting, there's not much he can do about those events except frame them for the electronic eye and the talking heads, relay the grim gist to the...

    by Greg Baker on November 13, 1991
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    Chong Feature

    In Homestead - the last piece of American terra firma before the floating realm of the Florida Keys, a place of blurred borders and naturally occurring surrealism - the summer heat has been known to drive the worst townsfolk to baroque conspiracies, ...

    by Sean Rowe on November 13, 1991
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    Swelter

    Until very recently, we had always prided ourselves on certain core values, a minimum set of operative social standards. No drinking straight from the bottle. No lying, cheating, or stealing. No using the word "fabulous" without irony. No hanging out...

    on November 6, 1991
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    Letters

    I've attended several citizens' meetings at which Huber spoke, and my impression of him was similar to that of several people quoted in the article. He was full of energy, determination, and drive - at the same time, he strongly projected an attitude...

    on November 6, 1991
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    Program Notes

    Unlike a year ago, this autumn seems to be devoid of rampant censorship. Thank goodness, 'cause the F-Boyz are back in town. Long before there was a Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, Methadone Actors, or Human Oddities, there was F-Boyz, the most m...

    by Greg Baker on November 6, 1991
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