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    Football Fans Too Poor to Get to Miami

    More depressing recession-related news and what it means for our tourism-dependent economy after the jump. Ticket sales for the Orange Bowl are so low that Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer recently made a short video for the school's website, imp...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Jesse Hyde on December 12, 2008 @ 3:21 pm
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    Obama Camp Admits if FL Counted, Hillary Would Be Queen of Earth

    So, remember how earlier in the year when we held a primary, but on the Democratic side it didn't really count? Well now President-elect Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe, is saying what a lot of people were thinking: If the Florida primary w...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 12, 2008 @ 3:16 pm
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    Fake ID Ring Busted

    According to the AP, a group of five was arrested by customs agents for stealing social security numbers in order to make fake IDs somewhere in suburban Miami. They were members of a Homestead-based ring, and sold not just one, not just two, but 56...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 12, 2008 @ 2:39 pm
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    Sports World Horrified by New Sneaker

    After Chanel debuted its "Miami Vice" shoe, which came complete with a mini pistol in place of the heel, at this summer's Cruise collection, Miami is starting to gain a reputation for debuting controversial footwear. While Kobe Bryant is no Karl ...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 12, 2008 @ 1:12 pm
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    Crosstown Rivals: FIU @ UM

    Oh, no! Your Miami Hurricanes basketball team has fallen out of the AP's Top 25 poll! They're currently 5-2, and both of those losses were to unbeaten teams, so there's not that much shame and a good chance for a resurgence. But tonight they get th...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 12, 2008 @ 12:33 pm
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    And Now Some Dumb Words from Your State Political Parties

    You know what is really, really hot right now? Governor corruption! Especially involving governors who are quite particular about their hair. So the Democratic Party of Florida decided to get in on this hot political meme by issuing a memo from spo...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 12, 2008 @ 11:40 am
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    Introducing The Juice

    My Best Friend's Wedding: Boca War Profiteer Gets Invite Mayor Manny Busts Obama With Scatological Humor She Remembers the Last Great Depression -- AND She Water Skis! For South Florida Man, Tony Romo's Choke Job Worth $1 Million LOLZ! ROFL! AC...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 12, 2008 @ 10:46 am
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    Bettie Page Pioneered Coming to Miami and Posing Nude

    Bettie wasn't born a superstar. She started life as a good girl in Tennessee and was salutatorian of her class. At age 20, she married a high school classmate and lived for a short time in Miami. She divorced a couple of years later and began a model...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 12, 2008 @ 10:14 am
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    Second Act City: Top Ten Cheesy Miami Sequels and Spin-offs

    Miami is a city of second acts. Whether it be girls whose daddies got them a nose job for high school graduation looking to blossom into butterflies at UM, immigrants coming to start a new life in America, or retirees arriving from the cold to shuffl...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 12, 2008 @ 9:18 am
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    MiMo M.Y.O.B.

    At yesterday's Miami City Commission meeting, a small group of neighborhood preservationists came prepared to do in Eric Silverman, owner of the Vagabond Motel on Biscayne Boulevard in the Upper Eastside. Members of the MiMo Biscayne Association and...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Francisco Alvarado on December 12, 2008 @ 9:18 am
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    Miami Cops: Fake Gardeners Will Rob Your House

    Geez, who can you trust these days? Definitely not those friendly neighborhood landscapers trying to give you a free estimate on your lawn, according to the Miami PD. Last week, grandparents Santiago and Gladys Rodriguez answered the door at their...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Tim Elfrink on December 12, 2008 @ 8:50 am
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    News Roundup

    Two employees of a wire company are charged with stealing remittances that were supposed to head to Cuba. [Herald] Names on the invite list for the straight wedding of the century are leaking. Crist has invited a bunch of political-type people, ol...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 12, 2008 @ 8:12 am
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    Barcelona's MLS Bid Might Not Pan Out

    A fair number of locals were excited that a Major League Soccer team might be coming back to Miami, especially under the guidance of FC Barcelona, but here comes The New York Times soccer blog with their vicious theories and reporting to rain on ou...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 11, 2008 @ 4:22 pm
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    Courtroom Antics From One of Miami's Strangest

    Victor-Hugo Vaca has a creative way of getting his point across. To protest the nastiness of bureaucracy, the wayward, fiercely opinionated, Naval officer-turned-artist has tried everything from running for US President to hanging four-foot penis...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Natalie O'Neill on December 11, 2008 @ 4:11 pm
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    Guantanamo Interrogators Torture Inmates with Britney Spears

    So apparently our military has decided to use what they call a 'sonic bludgeon' in order to get information out of prisoners with out actually using, you know, physical torture. This is truly American innovation at its best! Interrogators at mili...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 11, 2008 @ 2:40 pm
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    St. Pete Times Has a Dangerous Case of Crist Wedding Fever

    Charlie Crist and his female love will only allow one reporter into the straight wedding of the century, and it's The St. Pete Times' Lucy Morgan. Fitting since the wedding is in St. Pete, but oh my god the Times has now come down with a heavy case...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 11, 2008 @ 2:13 pm
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    Could Crist's Love of Diversity Leave The Supreme Court Balanced?

    Charlie Crist is in the unprecedented position of chosing his third supreme court justice in his first term, with a fourth pick coming up in March. Four picks for a Republican Governor would, of course, swing the balance of power on a bench that co...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 11, 2008 @ 12:40 pm
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    Ted Turner and Bill O'Reilly Squabble Over Castro

    Media magnate Ted Turner famously got the idea for CNN International from Fidel Castro, and he remains unabashed in his admiration for the dictator. Turner made his debut on The O'Reilly Factor last night, and for once we are actually agreeing wi...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 11, 2008 @ 12:23 pm
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    Ann Coulter Hates Newspapers

    Riptide wonders if Coulter has a preference for which paper she'd like to see die first. Probably theHerald,since columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. hates Coulter almost as much she hates newspapers. We're not going to say he's exactly obsessed, but he ha...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 11, 2008 @ 11:23 am
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    Mickey Rourke Is a Golden Globe Nominee! "Che"? Not So Much

    Miami's very own actor/nutcase extraordinaire Mickey Rourke just got himself nominated for a Best Actor Golden Globe for his work in The Wrestler. Hell yeah, we'll be drunk scooter-ing in celebration tonight! Rourke will be up against Leonardo DiCa...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on December 11, 2008 @ 10:53 am
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Dada 5000 — the Mohawked, muscled monolith born Dhafir Harris but better known as the P.T. Barnum of Miami's backyard fisticuffs — spotted them through the window. It was July 5,… More >>

J.J. Rendon Overcame an Ex-President and an Incontinent Candidate to Engineer a Win in Colombia

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By 2 p.m. on the Fourth of July, the bacchanal at Nixon sandbar just off Key Biscayne is in full swing. A few hundred feet from the sprawling waterfront mansions… More >>

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

"We're finished!" Samuel Del Brocco shouted. The words crashed off the walls of the $2 million mansion, careened across the 500-square-foot swimming pool, and spilled into the quiet Washington, D.C.… More >>

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