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    May 19, 2014

    A 14-Foot Great White Shark Named Katharine Spent the Weekend Circling Miami Beach

    After a few days of torrential rain, waterspouts, and tornado warnings to end last week, this weekend brought glorious sunshine and cool ocean breezes -- meaning half of Dade County spent Saturday and Sunday wading in the Atlantic Ocean or enjoying Biscayne Bay. They weren't alone out there. (Cue ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Biogenesis Latest: A-Rod Reportedly Negotiating, Clinic Under Federal Probe

    The fallout from New Times January investigation into Biogenesis, the Coral Gables anti-aging clinic tied to selling athletes performance enhancing drugs, looks ready to come to a head this week. Last night, USA Today reported that Major League Baseball was "prepared" to suspend eight players, inclu ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Report: MLB Could Ban A-Rod For Life

    The fallout from our investigation of a little Coral Gables-based "anti-aging clinic" called Biogenesis continues. USA Today reports that Major League Baseball will announce the suspension of "about eight" linked to the PED-pushing clinic either tomorrow or Friday. Though, more shocking is that th ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Miami Is the Capital of Deadly ATF Stings: 130 Charged, 7 Killed

    Miami is chock full of more cocaine than a Mexican narco-piñata. And yet, the city's most dangerous drug may just be imaginary. According to an investigation by USA Today, Miami is the main staging ground for controversial ATF sting operations in which undercover agents trick suspects into plottin ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    Hurricanes Now Number 8 in AP Poll: Highest Ranking in History

    The Miami Hurricanes basketball team has reached new heights: they're now the number eight team in the country according to the AP poll. The 'Canes have only been here once before, and that was way back in 1960 when they were also ranked 8th. It's the team's highest ranking since 1985. 

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    January 28, 2013

    Burger King Drops Supplier Linked To Horse Meat

    Miami-based Burger King is cutting ties with a United Kingdom meat supplier found to be using horse meat to 'beef up' its products. Burgers from processors Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods in Ireland and Dalepak Hambleton in Britain tested positive for horse DNA, according to Reuters. Part-horse ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012
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    August 27, 2012

    Howard Schnellenberger Thinks the 2012 Canes Are the Best Damn Team He's Ever Seen

    While there are plenty of talking heads doubtful that Al Golden's young Miami Hurricanes will even be able to win six games this season, old Howard Schnellenberger put down his pipe for a second, traveled down to Coral Gables, took one look at the team, and decided they were just about the best damn ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Report: Marlins' Hanley Ramirez and Heath Bell Could Be Traded for Boston's Carl Crawford

    In what could be the second-largest trade in Major League Baseball history, reports are flying that the Marlins could be shipping stars Hanley Ramirez and Heath Bell to Boston in exchange for the Red Sox's Carl Crawford. USA Today is reporting the trade, and apparently the deal may come down to whet ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Hotel Drama: Setai Ousts Management at Midnight, Eden Roc Takes Theirs to Court

    Big drama at two of Miami's best known hotels this weekend, as two iconic resorts had some dramatic shake-ups on the business side. The owners of the Eden Roc, a Miami Beach classic, are taking their management company to court. Meanwhile, the owners of the Setai, a member of the new guard of Miami ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Marlins New Home Run Sculpture In Action Is Worse Than You Imagined (Video)

    ​Remember when the Marlins announced the roster of local artists they'd hired to spruce up their new Little Havana ballpark and everyone was all, "Yay! No Britto! Nice work, team." That enthusiasm was tempered as we got our first look at the iris-searing home run sculpture in left, a construction ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    Mickey Mouse vs. Micky Arison: Disney Bringing Cruises to Port of Miami

    ​Micky Arison's Carnival Cruise Lines has another Mickey with a cruise empire about to encroach on its turf. Mickey Mouse that is. Disney Cruise Line has announced that beginning later this year, it will be sail ships out of the Port of Miami for the first time.

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    August 12, 2011

    Chad Henne Is the Worst-Ranked Starting QB in the NFL

    ​Lest you think Miami Dolphins fans were being overdramatic in their disappointment that the team couldn't get a starting quarterback better than Chad Henne, we now have cold, hard rankings to back our whining. USA Today ranked all 32 teams' starting quarterbacks, and Henne came in 31st out of 32. ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Wall of Shame

    CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled.

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    March 4, 2011

    LeBron James Needs to Get Some of that Drug Called Charlie Sheen

    via Alex PardeeThe new Heat mascot?​We were led to believe that LeBron James was special. That he was bitching, a total frickin' rock star from Mars. That he had tiger blood and Adonis DNA. That he was some sort of basketball warlock. That his joining the Heat would mean, duh, WINNING! But that ha ... More >>

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    December 19, 2010

    Miami Central Reigns Supreme

    Michael E. MillerMiami Central: state champs​There is special providence in a last-second field goal.After losing its first game of the season in a heartbreaker in Georgia, Miami Central came full circle last night, defeating Orlando Dr. Phillips 42-27 for the first state football trophy in school ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    USA Today Runs Front Page Anti-Heat Propaganda

    ​USA Today sure had a big scoop splashed across its front page today. Apparently, everyone in America outside of Miami hates the Miami Heat. That's real breaking news there. Someone notify the Pulitzers.At least we did learn a few things. Like the fact that apparently people view the Miami Heat as ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Crispin Porter Bogusky Will Make Baby Carrots "Extreme" and "Sexy"

    ​Everyone's favorite crazy Miami-based ad agency, Crispin Porter Bogusky, has done a hell of a job selling Americans cheap dead cow meat patties and oily potato slices through its work for Burger King. Now the outside-of-the-box ad agency's next goal is to trick us into eating something nutritio ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Black Kids Hit the Vagabond July 2

    ​It feels like only yesterday when Jacksonville locals Black Kids released their first single "I'm not going to teach your boyfriend how to dance with you" in April of '08. Since then, their debut album, Partie Traumatic, has reached worldwide acclaim, landing them the #5 spot of UK Album charts t ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    News Roundup:

    Man it is cold out. ("How cold is it?") It's so cold that Gov. Crist has declared a state of emergency, so this isn't a joke. [CBS4]Scott Rothstein may be planning to enter a plea bargain, and pleading guilty. [JustNews]Five workers with Miami-Dade waster management were arrested after taking bribes ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    December 14, 2009

    News Roundup: One Epic Hotel Guest Dead, 400 Relocated

    The Epic Hotel, in its quest to be fancy, has killed a man and hospitalized two others. It installed a powerful water filtration system that actually filtered out chlorine and caused the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires' disease to grow. Four hundred guests were evacuated while the ho ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    News Roundup: UFO Spotted in South Miami

    Residents in South Miami say they saw a "giant red-like, a huge intense red ball which flew," but police haven't found anything that fits the description. [CBS4]Here's an article that says Art Basel is a "boon" for the local art scene. [Herald]And here's an article that says it's effects on the ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    News Roundup: Runoff Winners; Heat Losers

    Michael "Drunk Driving Godzilla" Gongora and Jorge Exposito have won the run-off elections for the Miami Beach Commission. [Herald]And Francis Suarez, son of former mayor Xavier Suarez, has won the run-off in Miami. In 5 days, when he's sworn in, the city will have 3 out of 5 commission seats filled ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    News Roundup

    Stocks soared yesterday (over 10,000!), but not for Miami Herald owner McClatchy. Revenue is down 23 percent from a year ago. [Bloomberg]Jaclyn Torrealba's mom pleas with youngsters to listen to their parents. [Crimesider]You know what just sounds so appetizing right now? A gator burger. Thankfully, ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    News Roundup

    Jaclyn Torrealba's father says he didn't consider DJ Seasunz to be her boyfriend, and said he tried to talk his daughter out of the relationship. He also doesn't believe the rumor that Torrealba had aborted a fetus conceived with Seasunz. [Crimesider]The Sun-Sentinel will become noticeably slimmer n ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalGeorge Novack, Jr., son of the Fontainebleau's original owner and a Ft. Lauderdale convention planner, was found beaten to death in his hotel room in New York City. [USAToday]A North Miami Beach imam is facing deportation, so he's reaching out to Kendrick Meek. [Herald]The express lanes on I95 ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    News Roundup

    Yesterday we broke some sort of heat record, and today we may do it again. [CBS4]Our five favorite congressmen (Wasserman Schultz, Meek, Ros-Lehtinen, and the Diaz-Balarts) will be heading off to meet with the president of Haiti. [USAToday]You know those charter schools that some politicians think a ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Most Americans Want To Keep GitMo Open For Business

    via Wiki CommonsCamp Delta in 2002According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll Americans overwhelmingly oppose the closure of the Gaunatanmo Bay detention camp by 65%. Only 32% favor closing the base down. 54% said they would actually be upset if the base closed, and 74% oppose its closure if it me ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalFather Lay Minister Cutié gave his first sermon as an Episcopalian, and apparently his old Church is a little pissed he's made such a big deal about the switch. [USAToday]No, but seriously. It's not a good week for the Catholic Church in Miami. They'll be closing 13 churches. [H ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalA lady who faked her own kidnapping in hopes of getting a ransom from her husband is in jail. [CBS4]The man who shot his wife and daughter Easter Sunday before shooting himself died in the hospital. The victims remain in stable condition. [Herald]The son who shot South Miami Commissioner Jay Be ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalA worker at MIA sold fake plane tickets and ripped off travelers. Oh, wait, they weren't all fake: "Investigators say Amores did buy one ticket, but it was a one-way fare and stranded a woman in Colombia." [USAToday]Good news for the airport in another department, though: It has a fancy new air ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalThe race-based deal for the Marlins Stadium has crumbled before our eyes. [SFLTimes]USA Today notices that San Francisco, Miami, Minneapolis or Cleveland may soon be without a daily newspaper. This is sad because then they'll have to read USA Today. There's always the fine Village Voice Media p ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Well, The Hurricanes' Tournament Hopes Have Been Crushed

    Virginia Tech savaged your Miami Hurricanes Basketballing squad 65-47 in the first round of the ACC tournament. Which means their NCAA tourny hopes are dead. The 'Canes started the season regularly ranked in the top 25, but slipped off the rankings with in the first month and never really recovered. ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalA policeman sped through an intersection and hit a young mother's car, ramming it into the side of a house. The woman died, and a lady inside the house was taken to the emergency room. The officer was following a car whose driver was wanted for speeding. [Herald]Michelle Spence Jones is playing ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    News Roundup

    Myriam Marquez takes a closer look at why Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart changed his position on SCHIP. The bill this time included health coverage for legal immigrant children and didn't rely too heavily on tobacco taxes. [Herald]Ex-2 Live Crew frontman and local treasure Uncle Luke was arrested last nig ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    News Roundup

    The hunger-strike moms ended their strike over the proposed education cuts. [CBS4]The Coral Ridge megachurch will have a new pastor, and he promises to keep politics away from the pulpit. [Herald]Your racist uncle was right! Hell did freeze over! But it's a nice change of pace, really. [CBS4]Dick Ch ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    Congratulations, We're the Fattest City in America!

    Men's Fitness has been tracking America's fattest city for the past 11 years, and Miami came out number one. We're even fatter than Oklahoma City! The methodology takes more into account than just the percentage of overweight people, but we certainly have our share. From USA Today:"Miami received po ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    Florida's Congressional Delegation Shockingly Not That Old

    USA Today reports that the incoming Congress will be the oldest on record for both houses. The average representative is 57, while the average senator is 63. New Times has the same high-tech tool as USA Today -- a calculator -- and decided to probe further. Since Florida has the oldest average p ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    News Roundup

    Maybe we're just heading for disappointment if we get caught up in the fact that the Dolphins could win their division, but it feels so good. [USA Today]Unscientific Odds of survival for The Miami Herald: "2-1. If you do not consider a two-page weekly digest of Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen columns to ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    News Roundup

    A tragic High School shooting in Ft. Lauderdale. [Sun-Sentinel] Carvalho is going to save the schools, not by spending lots of effort and finding new teaching methods or anything. He's just going to lower expectations. [Herald] Bill Nelson is one of the Democratic Senators pushing leadership to let ... More >>

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    October 8, 2008

    News Roundup

    Obligatory debate fact check. [USA Today] Democrats today are holding press conferences (at Parrot Jungle!) where they're expected to make allegations claiming Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart was funneled money by an indicted Puerto Rican Senator. [Naked Politics] In blog land Babalu Blog is claiming Jo ... More >>

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    October 6, 2008

    News Roundup

    Today is the deadline to register to vote! [Herald] Lincoln Diaz-Balart has secured earmarks (as in that pork that John McCain so very much hates) for a small Miami defense contractor, who in turn donates thousands of dollars to his and his brother's campaigns. [Herald] The Canes game was crazy. The ... More >>

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    September 10, 2008

    News Roundup

    Here're today's headlines... without headlines: Rudy Crew walks away with $300-400,000. That's about half of the $700k the rest of his contract was worth, but who's going to complain when they get any money for quitting a job they increasingly sucked at? [CBS 4] A judge in Monroe county has dec ... More >>

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    January 25, 2008
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    July 21, 1993

    Smells Like Team Spirit

    As of the All-Star break, the hometown Marlins were four games better than their expansion rivals, the Colorado Rockies. Those were four expensive games.

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    May 12, 1993
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