Bob Martinez

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    July 24, 2014
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    July 22, 2014

    Today's Rappers Owe Everything to As Nasty As They Wanna Be

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke reminisces about the album that changed hip-hop. It's hard to believe 25 years have gone by since I put out 2 Live Crew's As Nas ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Uncle Luke Leads "Fuck Shapiro" Rap at LIV (Video)

    New Times columnist, former 2 Live Crew leader, and Hurricanes fan for life Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell is none too pleased with this Nevin Shapiro fellow who went around wreaking infractions havoc at the University of Miami football program while dubbing himself "Little Luke." Campbell has already ... More >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2011
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    March 3, 2011
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    March 1, 2011

    Marc Sarnoff is a Racist Idiot

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke calls out Miami City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff.Marc Sarnoff kills me. A couple weeks ago, the city commissioner represent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Lincoln Diaz-Balart Won't Pursue Senate Seat

    Lincoln Diaz-BalartRep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart has announced he won't pursue Mel Martinez's open Senate seat. Gov. Charlie Crist had sent Diaz-Balart an application of sorts for the job. His announcement also puts to rest any crazy political musical chairs rumors his open House seat could have set off. ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    The Week That Was: Chemical Castration and Self-Immolation

    ​A woman set herself on fire at the Mall of the Americas, and surprisingly she wasn't exactly the most stable person. Who will be our next Senator? Allan Bense? One of these ladies? The non-Governor Bob Martinez? Lincoln Diaz-Balart? A Miami Beach doctor apparently tried to che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Actually, It's a Different Bob Martinez Who Might Be a Frontrunner for the Senate Appointment

    via Colson.Com​So, we kept hearing that Bob Martinez, as in the former one-term governor, was in the mix to be appointed to the Senate. The thing is, well, he's 74 years old, which isn't necessarily a barrier to be a senator. But he was not a very popular governor thanks to a botching an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Senator Allan Bense?

    ​Washington Post blogger and former Mouthpiece Theater cohost Chris Cillizza adds another name to the list of possible politicos Charlie Crist could appoint to Mel Martinez's soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat: former state Rep. Allan Bense.Add that to a list that already includes Jim Smith, Gov. Bob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Mel Martinez Will Resign

    ​Woah, boy. Grumpy Sen. Mel Martinez has apparently had enough of this "serving the people" stuff. Several sources report he will resign, possibly as early as today. His term would expire in early 2011, and he had previously promised to serve the rest of it. But the race to replace him had already ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Who Will Charlie Crist Appoint to Replace Mel Martinez?

    Charlie Crist has the power​As long as I live, I don't think Florida will see a more chaotic election cycle than 2010. Now, Mel Martinez has thrown in another twist by resigning early, leaving the decision to pick his appointment to Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running to replace Martinez himself. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Florida Democrats Lacking Latino Candidates

    Absent from the list of possible candidates for the Democratic nomination for either governor or senator in 2010 are Latinos. It's nothing new. The Democrats have never run a Latino for governor or the Senate, and they've never elected one to the U.S. House of Representatives. In fact, one would be ... More >>

  • News

    December 18, 2008

    Bet on Norman Braman

    Miami's most cantankerous billionaire could win by TKO.

  • News

    September 18, 2008

    Ex-North Miami Mayor Elton Gissendanner Is Back

    A prison stay and bankruptcy can't keep him down.

  • News

    June 19, 2008

    Jack Thompson Don't Know Jack

    Why will the right-wing crusader likely lose his license? Swastikas are just the start.

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    January 30, 2003

    A Friend Indeed

    Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Teele’s (Or)Deal

    A nightmarish chapter in the annals of Miami government ends. Or does it?

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    January 18, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of January 18, 2001

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    January 11, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of January 11, 2001

  • News

    May 8, 1997

    When Vicki Met Syl

    Fate introduced Miami lobbyist Sylvester Lukis to a rising political star named Vicki Lopez-Wolfe. Twenty-two felony charges later, South Florida is still reeling.

  • News

    October 5, 1995

    A Manatee, a Plan, a Canal . . .

    Six years in the works and still controversial: Dade environmental officials submit their manatee-protection proposal

  • News

    August 3, 1995

    The King Was Shot but Survived

    And now federal proescutors face a daunting challenge: Take down Raul Martinez once and for all

  • News

    August 10, 1994

    Road Show

    Want to know more about Jeb Bush? The machinations of Florida's Republican party? Vomiting? Get on the bus.

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    June 15, 1994

    As Sweetwater Turns

    There was nepotism on the police force and a councilman got busted for hawking fake IDs. But a slew of investigators haven't even begun to sort out the perpetual brouhaha that masquerades as city government.

  • News

    June 16, 1993

    Death and Profits

    When Hugh Westbrook pioneered hospice care, his organization saw to the needs of the dying. Fifteen years later nothing has changed -- except the politics and the profit margins.

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    April 14, 1993


    It alters perceptions and skews the ability to tell right from wrong. Ultimately, it results in a dysfunctional society. But it's not a drug. It's the War on Drugs.

  • News

    December 11, 1991

    The Strange Case of the Sealed Files

    J.C. Alvarez might have won the election battle if confidential information hadn't been leaked. That was last year. Now comes the legal battle.

  • News

    November 20, 1991

    Better Dead Than Read?

    A new crop of Miami Beach commissioners might finally lay to rest the Huber Drug Letter controversy

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    February 27, 1991
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    January 23, 1991