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 >>
Is Miami-Dade County Manager Steve Shiver a lying little weasel? Absolutely, absolutely.
One thing about Steve Shiver's future as the county's chief executive: It'll never be lonely at the top
From the issue of December 14, 2000
From the issue of November 30, 2000
On one side are politicians and influential business interests. On the other are environmentalists and some very wealthy private citizens. In the middle is Homestead Air Force Base. Dead ahead: An explosive confrontation.
He billed himself as a reformer, but a close look at Alex Penelas's record reveals a politician more in tune with ambition than innovation
A much ballyhooed petition supporting a commercial airport in Homestead appears to be a sham
One of South Florida's oldest families is nearing a come-from-behind victory in the battle for the Homestead Air Base
Would you keep it down! We're trying to have a nature experience over here!
Before heading off to Washington for confirmation as Secretary of the Air Force, State Sen. Daryl Jones got involved in one last bond deal. The money was very good, but the backwash could be very bad.
The busy new Homestead airport will be just five miles from Turkey Point
The race to develop Homestead Air Force Base could soon hit a major snag. It's called Mother Nature.
With nothing to show after four years but bitterness and bickering, the plan to turn Homestead Air Force Base into a commercial airport has gone from national model to national embarrassment
If a national coalition of environmental groups has its way, Homestead Air Force Base won't be handed over to private developers just yet
Friends (and Money) in High Places
Homestead Air Force Base: Hundreds of millions of dollars. An arrogant developer. Nine compliant politicians. A vote taken so late at night you never knew what hit you.
The most lucrative contract in the history of Miami International Airport is about to be awarded to one lucky company
While you were sound asleep, the Dade County Commission spent hundreds of millions of your dollars. Aren't you glad they didn't bother to wake you?
Carlos Herrera leaped up from Hialeah, took aim, and got himself a beauty: Homestead Air Force Base
Joaquin Avino's new employer got a piece of the Performing Arts Center contract, but Avi*o had nothing to do with it
She's naive. She lacks experience. She's too "nice" to survive in Dade's policitical jungle. So why is Katy Sorenson so dangerous?
One person won the job of county chief executive. But in the end, everybody lost.