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Jose Padilla and Super Pimp Arthur Van Moor Suffer

12 years ago by Chuck Strouse
It's a big day for the South Florida courts today, what with the conviction of superpimp Arthur Vanmoor and sentencing of dirty-bomber, Jose Padilla, to 17 years. Vanmoor, who was profiled by New Times in 2004, once owned 90 percent of the escort businesses listed in the Fort Lauderdale phone...
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As Jury is Selected for Padilla, Race Matters

13 years ago by Frank Houston
Osama's thug? The trial of Jose Padilla is off and crawling: yesterday, after three weeks of legal wrangling (the whole process usually takes a day), lawyers from both sides sat down and agreed on a jury. It took them a while to do that, as well. The rules were as...
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Padilla Trial Gets Under Way With a Focus on History

13 years ago by Frank Houston
Padilla Recently, the Herald bemoaned the many things the Padilla trial won’t be about. Indeed, the government has dropped from its indictments a good bit of the juicy stuff: gone are the dirty bombs, the meetings with top Al-Quaeda operatives, the attempted bombing of buildings in New York. But yesterday,...
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III Points 2019 Daily Lineup Revealed

1 year ago by Jose D. Duran
With 2018 quickly coming to an end, it's time to look forward to what 2019 will bring — including the music festival season. Leading the charge will be III Points, which switched dates from October to February, skipping 2018 altogether. The date change should help the sixth edition of the festival avoid...
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III Points 2019 Lineup: SZA, Tyler the Creator, James Blake, Virtual Self, and Others

1 year ago by Jose D. Duran
III Points, the festival that for the past half-decade has kicked off the season when music gets interesting in Miami, won't take place next month. This past in May, promoters announced they would forgo the fall event for new dates in February. The change came after a multitude of obstacles hampered III Points in its first five years.
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Miami's Own Adnan Shukrijumah Becomes Osama's Lieutenant

10 years ago by Chuck Strouse
I was wrong. Seven years ago, at the Iraq War's start, I wrote a column expressing skepticism about the Bush administration's claim that Adnan Shukrijumah of Miramar was a top terrorist. Earlier today, reports leaked from the FBI that Shukrijumah has become Osama Bin Laden's top man on global terrorism. Shukrijumah...
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The Third-Annual Miami Beach Jazz Festival Goes Global

4 years ago by Lee Zimmerman
In a world where entertainment has become transient and the performer with the most outrageous outfit garners instant accolades, it's sometimes difficult to get attention for music that really matters. So any event that celebrates "serious" music — jazz in this case — begs attention. Jazz's roots reach back to...
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Long Before the VIP Section, Dance Music in Miami Was for the Oppressed

4 years ago by Jose D. Duran
With throngs of spring breakers set to invade the 305 for nonstop partying this Miami Music Week, it's hard not to be in awe of how quickly dance music has been commodified. The genre is now also a lifestyle that can be sold by energy drinks and liquor brands. Then...
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Osama’s Thug

13 years ago by Trevor Aaronson
On June 25, 1995, Adham Amin Hassoun, a computer programmer, talked on the phone from his home in Sunrise to Kassem Daher, head of the Canadian Islamic Association: "Our friend in the first region ... has opened up a soccer field over there because there are matches.... He wants only...
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Violent Jewelry Thieves Prowl South Florida

12 years ago by Brantley Hargrove
It is a creepy feeling, knowing these masked men have cased you for weeks, studying your every move. Leon Rozio had crossed paths with their kind before — highly organized South American theft gangs that employ sophisticated surveillance and commando-style assault tactics. Rozio, age 64, is one of a dying...

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