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Rob Jordan

  • News

    March 27, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of March 27, 2008

    "To think otherwise would imply he is a panderer and a racist."

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Local Lawsuit Reveals Darks Side of Camel Racing

    Child's play? Camel racing doesn’t sound particulary insidious, but an unusual federal case pending in Miami is full of unthinkably dark details. In a class action complaint filed against two sheik brothers from the United Arab Emirates, attorneys for thousands of young Asian and African boys ... More >>

  • News

    June 14, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of June 14, 2007

    "We are led by nonpark professionals in executing a $400 million bond issue"

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2007

    A One Man Mosquito Spray Ban Issues Warnings

    Pesky buggers You want breast cancer? A lowered sperm count? How about Parkinson’s Disease? John Cunningham is on a one-man crusade to wake up Miamians to what he claims are the profound dangers of anti-mosquito spraying. On the website he runs out of his Kendall home, the 65-year-old former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2007

    John Edwards Blows in to the Rusty Pelican

    A populist in Miami? Sure enough, as I was waiting for a vodka tonic at the crowded cash bar, John Edwards somehow materialized and took the stage to cheering. He had blown into town for, among other things, a fundraiser at the Rusty Pelican, with its wide-open views of the Magic City’s skyline ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of June 7, 2007

    "Its always easier to keep your mouth shut and pull the trigger"

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Mass Transit Made Simple -- For Tourists, At Least

    Public transportation in Miami just got a lot easier – for tourists. Tuesday marked the “soft launch” for the new Visitor Passport, a $19 unlimited ride pass good for seven days. The county’s transit department hailed the advent as a key to help speed tourists on their way, saving them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2007

    Miami Beach Squad Cars Get New Paint Jobs

    From mullets (before, above) to crew cuts (after, below) Think of cop cars as haircuts. The former incarnation of Miami Beach patrol cars were like mullets: somewhat business oriented and vaguely patriotic but with more than a hint of party. Mostly white, the cars sport a playful red squiggle tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2007

    Beach Access Closed, for a Price

    It’s a posh address for the uber-wealthy, home of the Rodeo Drive of Miami and wintering spot for the likes of Viagra pitchman Bob Dole. Bal Harbour is also an unlikely home to a feud over public beach access, pitting surfer-types against mega-developers and bureaucrats.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2007

    Go Margo Go, From Miami to Maine

    Margo Pellegrino looked unsure about swigging from a champagne bottle proffered to her Monday morning, but she didn’t stop to think about it. Sure, booze probably isn’t the best thing if you’re planning to paddle your outrigger canoe 25 miles or so up the Intracoastal Waterway. But, what the ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of May 3, 2007

    "I thought there was no place I couldnt handle but I sure as hell wont set foot in Baghdad West, thats fo sho!"

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2007

    Miami's Own Queen Brown Goes Primetime

    Miami’s recent explosion of murders among black youths is about to go prime time. CNN recently took an interest in Queen Brown, host of "What's Going On?", an anti-violence program Sundays at noon on WTPS-AM 1080. Brown started the show after her 24-year-old son, Eviton, died this past October w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2007

    Miller Unveils "Beerveza." Get it?

    Must be 21 years or older It's either the best thing since boxer-briefs or the lamest attempt ever at cultural crossover. Miller recently rolled out a new beer in Miami and four other heavily Latin test markets (the others are Texas, New Mexico, and San Diego). It's called Miller Chill, and ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2007

    Museum Park Trial Balloon Bursts

    "The public has been hoodwinked."

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2007

    Club Madonna Earns its Feminist Stripes

    As it turns out, patrons of South Beach nudie institution Club Madonna are staunch feminists. They named the place #1 Sexist club in Miami, according to a full page ad on page 62 of this week's Sun Post (right). -- Rob Jordan

  • News

    March 22, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of March 22, 2007

    "It seems that the green tide in our paradise is here to stay, and we feel very sad about that."

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2007

    Everglades National Park Mulls Admission Hike

    Welcome to the Everglades, now pay up! Everglades National Park is coming off its quietest year, in terms of visitation, for a decade. Only 954,022 people came through the gates in 2006, a drop off of almost 280,000 -- or 23 percent -- from 2005 when 1.2 million visited. What to do? Make it ... More >>

  • News

    March 15, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of March 15, 2007

    "Your excellent article exposed the ugly truth."

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    Buy the Farm

    Not a bad one in the bunch Local, organic, affordable, good. These adjectives rarely combine in Miami, despite our proximity to some of the most fertile farmland in the country. So rejoice, downtown office workers and anybody else who can find his way to Bayfront Park: An excellent farmers marke ... More >>

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of March 1, 2007

    "Leave bees to the experts."

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2007

    Update: MPD Metal Detector Back in Action

    According to Miami Police Department public information offier Robert Williams, the metal detector New Times recently wrote about being non-functioning and unattended is now working and manned at all times. According to Williams, in the past, "during a certain period of alert, it was manned and acti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2007

    Taking the LEED -- Maybe

    Holy environmental building, Batman! Miami remains one of the last places on earth to disdain pretty much any form of environmentalism. There seems to be an unspoken equation here that goes something like this: alternative energy recycling = Fidel. The equation may be changing. Plans are ... More >>

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    The Seminole Sun Sets on Anna Nicole

    The day Anna Nicole Smith's corpse was wheeled from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, tribe members were setting up for their annual powwow.

  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Real Men of Sports

    They surf, skate, swat, and sprint

  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Super Brawls

    The kid produced a pocket knife and slashed his adversary on the arm

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2007

    e-Fire and e-Brimstone

    See those horns? Inexplicably, death and pestilence have yet to descend on the heads of Miami Beach Mayor David Dermer and his malevolent minions at the city council. But have no fear: That day is drawing near, as surely as the Second Coming will take place next Wednesday at noon. ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    Buzz Kill

    Whacking all feral hives will keep em out, or at least delay their takeover

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of January 25, 2007

    "Leaders dont make excuses for problems. They solve them."

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2007

    Paving Paradise

    Closed for (boat) business: below mile marker 113, on Blackwater Sound in the Keys Expansion work on US 1 in the Keys is obliterating the reason for going there. In addition to being a likely contributor to the algae tide choking swaths of Florida Bay, the work on an 18-mile stretch of the roa ... More >>

  • News

    January 18, 2007

    America, the Test

    "Is this like some Howard Stern thing where youre supposed to look stupid?

  • News

    January 18, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of January 18, 2007

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

  • News

    January 11, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of January 11, 2007

    "Beasley has been working tirelessly behind the scenes"

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2006

    Big Dreams at the Port

    Quick: What's the third largest import to the Port of Miami? Silicone? Yay-yo? Booze, of course. Last year, 155,664 tons of the stuff — about the weight of the world's largest cruise ship, which coincidentally docks in Miami — washed up at the port. By comparison, only 12,191 tons of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2006

    To "China" and Back

    Local government rags can be pretty damn amusing. Take the latest issue of the Miami Beach city government magazine. A recreation department guide in the glossy drops a dubious bombshell: sumo wrestlers are actually from China, not Japan. Under the heading "Miami Beach Goes 'Around the Worl ... More >>

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    Stone Gets Spanked

    "They were both tall and had great shoulders, and so does Fidel"

  • News

    November 30, 2006

    Boom Goes Bust (Again)

    "They didn’t even know it was a piece. They thought it was a real estate poster."

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2006

    Arlington South Beach

    This past Veterans Day weekend, volunteers from grassroots groups Democracy for America Miami and Veterans for Peace put up 2500 markers — white plastic boards on metal posts — in Lummus Park on Ocean Drive Between 8th and 10th streets. Most of the boards were handwritten with the names ... More >>

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Beach Reads

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

  • News

    October 5, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of October 5, 2006

    "She used to be such a pit bull for the working man"

  • News

    October 5, 2006

    No Wham! No Bam! Thank You, MAM

    ”Maybe it's more news than the paper can digest"

  • News

    September 28, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of September 28, 2006

    "She created more blight than she removed"

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2006

    Common Ethical Practice

    A casual reader of the Sept. 14 issue of Miami Today could be excused for a bout of head-scratching. What was this? On one page, an editorial, clearly marked as such, decried a "quagmire of journalistic ethics," specifically the recent scandal over El Nuevo Herald reporters paid to moonlight as comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006

    Way Green

    Tropical Greenways wants you: The American Institute of Architects is looking for volunteers (architects, designers and regular Joes and Janes) for this awesomely ambitious quality of life adrenaline shot. Brainstorm, serve on committees, and/or work on project initiatives including observation t ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of August 17, 2006

    I'm climbing out from under the hideous perception of "felon"

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of August 10, 2006

    "The victims will never get justice"

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of July 20, 2006

    The birds' livers can enlarge up to ten times their normal size"

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of May 11, 2006

    "Orishas are hot! They dance bien rico!"

  • News

    March 16, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of March 16, 2006

    "It's time to clean house. Doesn't Miami deserve better?"

  • News

    January 19, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of January 19, 2006

    I tremble at the thought of facing down Bat-mullah!

  • News

    December 29, 2005
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