Miami-Dade County School Board

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    October 29, 2014

    New Times Un-Endorsements: Vote for Anyone Next Week but These Six Fools

    In daily newspaper conference rooms across the state, editorial writers in shirts and ties or conservative dresses have been meeting every candidate for public office and carefully scrutinizing their records, all so they can offer readers a sober, reasoned recommendation about who deserves their vot ... More >>

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    August 21, 2014
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    August 19, 2014

    Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall Has Become School Board Royalty

    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 praises a longtime public servant. With the primary election set for August 26, there's a local politician who doesn't have to w ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014
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    July 9, 2014

    Miami's Questionable Diaz de La Portilla Dynasty Ready For Another Chapter

    The photo is reminiscent of a poster for The Sopranos. Three men dressed in natty suits with slicked-back hair saunter down a dimly lit, brick-paved alley. They leave little room to pass. It seems like they are intentionally blocking someone's path. The pretty boy on the left scrunches his face as i ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    It's Time to Save Charles Hadley Park

    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 makes a pitch for Miami's Charles Hadley Park. University of Miami running back Duke Johnson. Former NFL wide receiver Chad Joh ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012
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    May 29, 2012

    Marc Sarnoff's Miami CRA Film Studio Stalls, Pisses Off Industry Locals

    Don't worry, Marc Sarnoff. We're just not all cut out for show business. The City of Miami's most frenetically incompetent commissioner -- he of the pop-up pedophile-thwarting parks, a personal arsenal of firearms, and lies about his family lineage -- noticed that South Florida is finally becoming ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011
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    June 14, 2011

    Why I Passed on Carlos Gimenez

    Alex Izaguirre​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. Six days after his controversial endorsement of Julio Robaina, Luke issues the last word on his decision.The spin doctors a ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Carlos Gimenez Blows It, Lets Julio Robaina Steal Luther Campbell's Endorsement

    Will Julio Robaina live up to his word? History shows he hasn't.​As soon as Luther Campbell made his endorsement of Julio Robaina for mayor official, I received text messages from a couple of Carlos Gimenez supporters asserting Uncle Luke had surely been bought off -- the same accusation our colum ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Update: WLRN Calls Backsies on Len Pace Jazz Show, Names Tracy Fields New Host

    Two weeks ago, we reported about WLRN's plans to replace the retiring jazz man's show with a computer. The station explained the move as a financial one, a result of "the Great Recession." via visualfield​But that was all before local listeners went primeval on management, protesting the move with ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Vamos a Cuba Denied Entry to Supreme Court

    ​The big legal battle over a little book has come to an end today. The U.S. Supreme Court decided it won't take up the case.The Miami-Dade County School Board removed Vamos a Cuba from library shelves in 2006 after a parent complained that the 32-page book for young readers portrayed a sunny descr ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008

    Rudy's Escape

    Today the Miami-Dade County School Board voted to negotiate a buy-out of Rudy Crew's contract, but the embattled superintendent had already been planning his exit from our sunny shores for quite some time. It was only last year that Crew had put his name in for other top schools jobs, including the ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008

    Blowing Up

    Does Hialeah have the fattest school in the nation?

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    September 6, 2007

    Bon Voyage, Manuel

    Have fun in France

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    February 14, 2007
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    August 26, 2004

    The Bitch

    Game Theory

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    February 5, 2004

    The Calvo Case

    A recently released report suggests that investigators are trying to implicate Denise Calvo in the murder of her husband

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    November 13, 2003
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    September 5, 2002

    Is Jilda Unruh Getting Stiffed?

    After Channel 10's reporter angered UTD's Pat Tornillo, her education stories stopped appearing

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    December 27, 2001

    Letters from the Issue of December 27, 2001

    Embrace the Nightmare: And while we're at it, let's pray for really,really bad weather

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    September 6, 2001

    The Secret Flush Fund

    Investigators have a question for Miriam Alonso: Where'd the money go?

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    August 9, 2001

    Tornillo Toasts Your Health

    Teachers union to school district: We demand higher health insurance costs. School district: Okay, boss. HMO to lobbyist: Thanks a million.

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    March 29, 2001

    Smooth Operator

    Personal financial embarrassments and allegations of sexual impropriety have done nothing to spoil Derrick Miller's political fortunes in Opa-locka

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    October 5, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of October 5-11, 2000

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    August 24, 2000

    Schoolhouse Knocks

    Although the Liberty City Charter School helped make Jeb Bush governor, four years on it's barely passing

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    July 13, 2000


    Firpo Garcia has one big advantage in his school board campaign. His name is Sol Stinson.

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    June 15, 2000

    Demetrio's Rules

    The world according to public school board member Demetrio Perez includes exile philosophy, Elian propaganda, and old-Havana-school politics.

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    January 13, 2000


    Brothers to the Rescue

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    December 30, 1999


    Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami

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    July 22, 1999

    Standing Pat

    The school board may vote to name a school after a powerful union boss. That's politics, baby.

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    June 24, 1999
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    May 13, 1999

    Close Encounters of the Swamp Kind

    If the customs and legends of Loop Road seem strange, you probably don't live there

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    February 18, 1999

    Chairman of the Board

    Folks don't know much about school board chairman Solomon Stinson, but they do know this: Don't cross him

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    October 22, 1998

    The Name Game

    True or False: The county's newest addition to public education was christened Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School because that's what taxpayers wanted

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    August 27, 1998

    Absentee Ethics

    That thoughtful Diaz de la Portilla boy has found a way to help out voters. What a guy!