Bern Levine

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    June 27, 2012

    City of Miami Looks Ready to Gamble Again on Jungle Island UPDATE

    The City of Miami looks ready to give Jungle Island another chance. 
The city has prepared an offer for the beleaguered amusement park, which recently admitted it was about to default on a loan, that could extend its lease and give the park more land on Watson Island.But before the park agrees to ... More >>

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    November 27, 2003

    Letters from the Issue of November 27, 2003

    Anarchists and baseball and parrots and jazz

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    October 30, 2003

    Our Feathered Friends

    They're for sale in the gift shop at Parrot Jungle, which has some folks crying foul

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    April 16, 1998

    Bringing the Mountain to Miami

    One man's vision for Watson Island: A 200-foot-high ski slope fully equipped with sleigh rides, a rain forest, and a hot new nightclub in the sky

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    June 15, 1994

    The Mysterious Mexican Gorilla Caper

    A notorious animal smuggler. Some eager buyers. A bizarre sting operation. A dark and stormy night. No wonder the jurors could hardly believe what they were hearing.

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    April 7, 1993

    Gorilla Warfare

    Vilified by animal protectionists, indicted for smuggling, praised by the feds. Matthew Block surprised everyone. Maybe even himself.