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    Time: When the big 'cane hits, we're f@#!ed

    Floridians should learn how to turn pee into drinking water NOW. Floridians that scare easily should be careful not to leaf through this week's Time Magazine while waiting at the Publix check-out counter. Because apparently- and I think we all k...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Gus Garcia-Roberts on September 8, 2008 @ 11:00 am
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    Over the Weekend - Brazilian Music Fesitval, Chris Isaak and Torche

    While we are sorry our Haitian neighbors had to bear the brunt of a strong Hurricane Ike, we are happy that we dodged that bullet. Instead, we were met with clear blue skies and rather cool Miami weather. It sort of feels like the city is finally wak...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Jose D. Duran on September 8, 2008 @ 10:57 am
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    Forbes: Miami is Good in the Frivilous Stuff

    I'm not sure what "coolness" even means anymore, or why a magazine run by Steve Forbes has any business pretending to be authoritative about it, but we came in 10th over all for that. We also scored 4th in Nightlife (ranking behind LA and NYC I can s...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on September 8, 2008 @ 10:48 am
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    News Roundup

    What follows is a new, regular feature on Riptide 2.0., a look at the day's most important, bizarre and wacko news. So forget about that damn Herald.com. Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Bruno Barreiro's attempt to abolish the chairman's (a...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on September 8, 2008 @ 10:22 am
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    Dolphins Lose, Pennington Sucks

    Around the middle of the third quarter Sunday, nine Miami-Dade cops marched into my section at the Dolphins game and dragged off a vociferous Jets fan, who flashed the crowd a victory sign as he headed for the calaboose. That kinda said it all. Sun...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Chuck Strouse on September 7, 2008 @ 10:01 pm
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    Crushed Into Submission by Miami's Amazon Women

    Amazon Lindsay getting ready for a video shoot. This past week, I accepted an invitation to hang out on the set of an erotic video shoot, in order to do research for a story. There would be no actual sex, I was told, but I'd be in for a treat. Th...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Jose D. Duran on September 6, 2008 @ 4:32 pm
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    Drama on the Gridiron: Dolphins vs. Jets

    The Dolphins-Jets rivalry is always heated, but things got extra spicy during the off season when the Jets signed a promising little quarterback by the name of Brett Favre (keep an eye on this guy, he could be going places!) and dropped long time QB ...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on September 5, 2008 @ 7:08 pm
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    How To Deflect Hurricanes

    Scientists are actually working on plans that could reduce the strength of storms, but they're hardly entertaining. Riptide has some suggestions for scientists willing to step outside the box: 1. Make Larry Coker the coach of the actual hurricanes....

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on September 5, 2008 @ 5:35 pm
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    Canes vs. Gators, Wowza!

    It's college football's best part-time rivalry, Miami Hurricanes versus Florida Gators -- but the Gators have been left with out a win since 1985. The last time the teams played was New Year's Eve 2004 in the Peach Bowl. This time though the tables a...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on September 5, 2008 @ 4:19 pm
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    Cuban 5 Convictions Upheld Again. Next Stop: Supreme Court

    Ten years after the world was shocked, astounded, blown away, and all that stuff to learn that Fidel Castro had sent spies to check on Miami's exiles, we may finally stop hearing about em. The United States Court of Appeals in Atlanta today denied a ...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on September 5, 2008 @ 3:28 pm
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    For the only witness to a cop murder, Jamaica sucks

    He cooperated with authorities but police still had immigrations throw him in Krome Detention Center. And soon after, the police department named a black man "a person of interest" for the murder.Henry's wife Francine, who fought his battle while he ...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Natalie O'Neill on September 5, 2008 @ 12:17 pm
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    "Ike Slaps South Florida" and Other Dingbat Headlines

    Hurricanes often have geeky names. Gustav was a loser for sure. Back in 1989, Hugo sounded like a kid who'd get beat up on the playground. There was Iris in 2001 -- want to go bowling? And Georges in 1998. What in God's name is up with that 's'? Ch...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Chuck Strouse on September 5, 2008 @ 10:34 am
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    Code Pink Still Stinks

    via Code Pink DC The interruption of last night's snooze fest of a John McCain speech by a group of pink clad crazy ladies may have been the highlight of an otherwise boring final session of the Republican National Convention. The group responsi...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on September 5, 2008 @ 10:01 am
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    We Can Has LolCat Art?

    via I Can Has Cheezburger LolCats are unstoppable. In a world where Internet memes have an average lifespan of 3.47 hours before they're deemed "old newz", the LolCats have managed to endure. They've spawned a book, and now they're staging what ...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on September 5, 2008 @ 9:54 am
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    Last Night: Kathy Griffin at Seminole Hard Rock

    Dear Kathy Griffin -- you dirty, skanky, goddamn, whore, I am writing you this fan letter to commend you on starting out your show last night at the Seminole Hard Rock Live with the word "pussy." And not just a little pussy, a whole "bucket full of ...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Jose D. Duran on September 5, 2008 @ 9:00 am
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    Killer Escapes In His Get Away Walker With A Police Escort

    This face will haunt your dreams. Riptide had its tongue firmly planted in its cheek when it warned you of an elderly crime spree sweeping Miami-Dade. Apparently we should have been more serious, because Police arrested a 71 year old man (one y...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on September 4, 2008 @ 12:20 pm
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    Local Papers Missed Out On Huge Biden Scoop

    What if a vice presidential candidate said he's open to prosecuting the current administration on war crimes and nobody paid any attention? While it happened in in Deerfield Beach. And none of the local dailies wrote the story. NewsBusters, a con...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Kyle Munzenrieder on September 4, 2008 @ 10:46 am
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    Magic City Kitty - Do Republicans Do It Better?

    My job recently transferred me to Miami from St. Louis for a month to start up our Southern branch and I 'm having a hard time fitting in. It's not so much the fact that my hair can't take the humidity (though it can't), just that I can't really find...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Raina McLeod on September 4, 2008 @ 10:36 am
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    Dead Duck at the Miami Herald

    The Sun-Sentinel screwed with Miami Herald readers this morning. Or so it seemed. The Magic City's paper of record this morning printed what I think was the first Sentinel story since the once hotly competitive newspapers announced they would share...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Chuck Strouse on September 4, 2008 @ 10:24 am
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    All Six Hundred Marlins Fans Turn Out For Wednesday Afternoon Game

    So Miami, we need to have a little talk. See, there's this major league baseball team in town. Yes, right here in Miami. They're called the Marlins. They have uniforms and play other major league baseball teams and even have a couple of All Stars h...

    @ Riptide 2.0 by Tim Elfrink on September 3, 2008 @ 7:20 pm
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From the Print Edition

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 >>