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Emily Witt

  • News

    June 28, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of June 28, 2007

    "I hope you stay on this. Nobody else seems to have the balls to do it.”

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    June 21, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of June 21, 2007

    "Miami has lost a premier shooting facility. What a pity!"

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    June 14, 2007

    Your Tax Dollars at Work

    Miami-Dade County’s Office of the Inspector General released its annual report for fiscal year 2006 last week. For those who want a primer on corruption in Miami, the report is a great place to start. The OIG does audits and investigations looking for waste and fraud. Among the 20 arrests the OIG ... More >>

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    June 13, 2007

    Miami Immigration Judge a Would-Be Pol

    An article in Monday's Washington Post analyzed the appointment of immigration judges since 2004 and found that many of the 37 judges chosen under Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez had political ties to the Republican party. Their analysis also revealed that of the appointees with background in immi ... More >>

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    June 7, 2007

    Posada Carriles Star of New Film

    A new documentary, "Posada Carriles: Terrorism Made in USA," recounts the exploits of Miami's most infamous elderly militant Cuban exile, who as recently as 2000 was caught trying to kill Fidel Castro in Panama. The Committee to Free the Cuban Five has organized showings of the film, though as of y ... More >>

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    May 24, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of May 24, 2007

    "Any officer who deserts [his] soldiers is a coward"

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    May 17, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of May 17, 2007

    "Camilo Mejía, you, sir, use America's freedom of speech to erase your cowardice."

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    May 15, 2007

    Survey: Miami Drivers Have No Manners

    For the second year in a row a survey has determined Miami has the rudest drivers in the country? No. This is blasphemy. We demand a recount. --Emily Witt

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    May 3, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of May 3, 2007

    "I thought there was no place I couldn’t handle … but I sure as hell won’t set foot in ‘Baghdad West,’ that’s fo sho!"

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    April 26, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of April 26, 2007

    "It never ceases to amaze me how we sell our integrity for so little when it is the only thing we have."

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Alvarez a No-Show at the NAACP

    It’s unclear whether Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez declined the invitation or if it was rescinded, but at last night’s NAACP meeting at the Joseph Caleb Center, the man was not there. The uproar of last month’s meeting, which featured a defiant Roosevelt Bradley protesting the forced ... More >>

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    April 12, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of April 12, 2007

    "The fact is that this guy Barney wants to flex something and feel important. He wants to make it racial."

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    March 29, 2007

    Letters from the issue of March 29, 2007

    "Tattoo an exit visa on Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda’s ass and send him back where he belongs."

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    Beaureacracy Got You Down?

    If you're the sort of person who reads structured finance legal briefs for fun, or who prefers watching a filibuster on C-SPAN to a blockbuster at the local cineplex, we have something you should know about. The Team Metro Citizens Academy! It's a free 13-week program that will teach you the n ... More >>

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    February 23, 2007

    Tasty 'Cakes

    Approximately two decades after it hit New York City, the great cupcake baking trend appears to have finally made its way to Miami, the bottom of America's funnel. While the editorial staff at New Times are partial to the vegan creations of staff writer Tamara Lush (who modestly deflects credit to t ... More >>

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    February 15, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of February 15, 2007

    "There are plenty of white whores riding poles and collecting dollar bills in G-strings."

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2007

    Taking in the Name of God

    In Brazil it's called o jeitinho and it means "the little way." When you are a tourist who gets caught smoking pot on a beach in Rio, you employ o jeitinho and offer a courtesy tip to the police. They accept your offering and you avoid languishing in jail a la Midnight Express. Estevam and Sonia ... More >>

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    January 31, 2007

    Go West Young Man

    On March 1, 56 activists for gay rights will gather in Minneapolis and board two buses, one destined for the East Coast and the other for the West. In the bus traveling toward the Pacific will be Delfin Bautista, a 25-year-old social worker born and raised in Miami . Inspired by the Freedom Ride ... More >>

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    January 19, 2007

    Is Miami Suddenly Celebrity Starved?

    People magazine has decided that Miami is no more worthy of a celebrity-hunting bureau than Washington, Austin, or Chicago. I can understand that People readers don't care much about Nancy Pelosi or Oprah or... I can't think of anyone famous in Austin. Lance Armstrong? But MIAMI? The celebri ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of January 18, 2007

    "How is it that Carlos Rios has a phone?"

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    December 28, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of December 28, 2006

    "I think he deserved to be executed"

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    December 4, 2006

    Venezuelans Rock the Vote

    They came by the thousands, young women wearing their tightest Venezuelan flag tank tops and young men wearing t-shirts that read "Si, se va" (Yes, he goes), "Atrevete a cambiar" (dare yourself to change), and "Lo mio es Venezuela," (mine is Venezuela). Outside of the Orange Bowl on Sunday the expat ... More >>

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    November 30, 2006

    Like Beating an Undead Horse

    Chuck Rabin's Herald story today about the most recent lawsuit against the county by the Homestead Air Base Developers, Inc. or HABDI, has an abbreviated history of the development group's shady dealings. If you want a more in-depth look at the no-bid contract the county awarded HABDI to build a ... More >>

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    November 16, 2006

    Risky Business

    "The inmates throw pee, bleach, semen, doo-doo; wee-wees out everywhere"

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    November 9, 2006

    Beach Reads

    Big names? Big Deal. An alternative take on the Book Fair.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    David and Ileana

    After voting at the South Shore Community Center on Miami Beach early this morning, I went to the market across the street for some coffee and found myself standing in line behind Tony Garcia, a Precinct 48 poll worker with a shaved head and a goatee. He was reinforcing the troops: at least five col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    What's for dinner?

    The Sneaky Kitchen is a lot like your grandmother's house: full of recipe cards, Tupperware, and old stories. Its founder, Bess Metcalf, has lived in Miami for over forty years, likes to cook, apparently sells Tupperware, Fuller brushes, and Avon products, and has a lot of stories to tell about Alla ... More >>

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    November 2, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of November 2, 2006

    "The immigration system must be expeditious, fair, and just”

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    October 26, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of October 26, 2006

    "I am finally free from persecution”

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006

    Early Voting Starts Monday Yo

    When the Miami-Dade County Elections Department announced that it would put its touch-screen electronic voting machines through a "rigorous test" today, I pictured a real-life cast of traditionally disenfranchised voters: A self-proclaimed Luddite; someone with only hooks for hands; a couple of eld ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2006

    A Real Dolfamily

    "We're a merged family, like the Brady Bunch," says Lionel K. Lightbourne. But like the Partridge Family, they sing: Lightbourne, with fiancee Tanya, their children from previous marriages and even a neighbor or two from Liberty City, call themselves The Fans. The song they produced -- "Miami Dol ... More >>

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    August 10, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of August 10, 2006

    "The victims will never get justice"

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    July 6, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of July 6, 2006

    I'll get the girls together for the weekend, leave early ... party, and snooze on the way back"

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    June 15, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of June 15, 2006

    "Anger, ignorance, and revenge have returned to prominence”

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    May 18, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of May 18, 2006

    "I saw myself in the shower, and I'm sexier than Richard"

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    April 20, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of April 20, 2006

    "Rattlesnakes and cobras came out of their holes.”

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    February 2, 2006
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    January 26, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of January 26, 2006

    The first thing you learn to kill is your identity

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    January 5, 2006
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    December 15, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of December 15-21, 2005

    More on the great suicide debate

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    September 8, 2005
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    September 1, 2005
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    August 25, 2005
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    August 11, 2005
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    August 4, 2005
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    August 4, 2005
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    July 28, 2005

    Float On By

    Butterflies take over Fairchild

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