Subject:

Phil Hamersmith

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Firpomania!

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

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    May 18, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the issue of May 18, 2000

  • City Life

    May 11, 2000
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    June 10, 1999
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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

  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Don't Call Me a Lobbyist!

    Even though my name is Chris Korge and Alex Penelas is my best buddy and all the commissioners are indebted to me and I guarantee you'll get that fat county contract

  • News

    March 19, 1998

    The Polo Wars

    What happens when rich developers propose a luxury club be built on fragile Everglades wetlands? The horse manure hits the fan.

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    February 12, 1998

    The Vultures Are Circling

    Bruce Kaplan is alive and well (for the moment at least), but that hasn't deterred speculation about his replacement

  • News

    January 29, 1998

    X Mayor

    Legal experts and insider politicos agree: Voter fraud will soon force Xavier Suarez from office. Then What?

  • News

    October 30, 1997

    Elector Set

    No doubt about it, Raul Martinez is Hialeah's mayor-for-life. The question is: Can Herman Echevarria's Penelas-driven political machine succeed in killing him?

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    October 23, 1997

    The Candidate

    Xavier Suarez on the campaign trail: A pair of fifteen-dollar shoes and cures for all Miami's ills

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    July 31, 1997
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    January 30, 1997
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    January 2, 1997
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    September 26, 1996

    Black or Blue

    In choosing Rev. Richard Dunn to fill in for Miller Dawkins, commissioners saved Miami's citywide election soul -- for now

  • News

    September 19, 1996

    The Old School of Power

    He has been enormously influential for 34 years, yet Pat Tornillo -- politically astute leader of Dade's teachers' union -- remains a mystery to most

  • News

    August 8, 1996
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    August 1, 1996

    Bad Wrap

    These three companies entomb suitcases in cellophane for travel, but that's nothing compared to what they do to each other

  • News

    May 16, 1996

    Queen of the Kingmakers

    If you're a political candidate with big ideas and little cash, the first call you make is to Irene Secada

  • News

    February 22, 1996

    Smeared for Takeoff

    American Airlines officials want to know why the Miami Herald is covering old news as if it were a breaking story

  • News

    October 26, 1995

    Mistaken Identity

    In her quest for a seat on the Miami Beach Commission, Matti Bower doesn't want to be labeled "the Hispanic candidate." She just wants to win.

  • News

    October 5, 1995

    Very Big Bucks

    The most lucrative contract in the history of Miami International Airport is about to be awarded to one lucky company

  • News

    August 17, 1995

    In the Dead of the Night

    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?

  • News

    May 11, 1995

    Secrets and Sunshine

    One thing is clear: Some county commissioners broke the law last December. Another thing isn't so clear: Will they ever be punished?

  • News

    April 20, 1995

    Musical Mayors

    First he was Miami's mayor, then Metro's, then Miami's. Now he's thinking about running for county mayor again. Why can't Steve Clark make up his mind?

  • News

    February 23, 1995

    The Commish

    She's naive. She lacks experience. She's too "nice" to survive in Dade's policitical jungle. So why is Katy Sorenson so dangerous?

  • News

    August 31, 1994

    Odor in the Court

    By state law, judges get elected just like politicians -- a system so idiotic it's criminal. Will somebody please reproach the bench?

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    July 6, 1994

    Larry Hawkins The Man Who Loved Women

    Vietnam left him paralyzed and in constant pain. But his female co-workers -- who have spent the past fifteen years fending off unwanted advances and inappropriate comments -- say his greatest handicaps are from the neck up.

  • News

    January 19, 1994

    The Jockeying Club

    Dade County Commissioner Sherman Winn hasn't even announced whether he'll retire, but ambitious politicos are already lining up for battle

  • News

    November 24, 1993

    Sore Winner

    Bruce Kaplan won his county commission race this past spring, but don't look for him when hey're handing out the Mr. Nice Guy awards

  • News

    September 15, 1993

    Meet Miami's Next Mayor

    Part 2: Miriam Alonso knows how to put votes together, but she can't seem to separate dirty tricks from politics

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    September 8, 1993

    Meet Miami's Next Mayor

    Political gangster or humble servant, Miriam Alonso wins either way

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    August 4, 1993

    In the Line of Firing

    Conchy Bretos gets dumped from her county job, the list of suspects grows, and the State Attorney's Office is nowhere to be seen

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    March 16, 1993

    When Politics Gets Really Rough

    Bruised egos are one thing, but broken bones?

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    March 10, 1993

    See Joey Run

    Six things you might want to consider before casting your vote for Joe Gersten

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    March 18, 1992
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    February 27, 1991
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