Miami New Times and the Village Voice topped America's alternative newspapers in last week's awards handed out by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in New Orleans. Staff writer Gus Garcia-Roberts was given the nod for best feature for a story about fallen music entrepreneur Scott Storch. Freelancers Brandon Thorp and Penn Bullock were honored for short form news stories about anti-homosexual expert George Rekers, who took a vacation with a rent boy. And editor Chuck Strouse, who was also elected to the group's board of directors, was named best in the nation for a selection of political columns. The Voice took top honors in investigative reporting, staff blog, and music blog.
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