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The Pros Have It

19 years ago by Rebecca Wakefield
Tattoo is sitting in his patrol car under a tree, watching small groups of kids crawling to class as slowly as ants across Douglas MacArthur South High School's parklike campus. Seventeen acres of near-pastoral charm slapped into a lower-middle-class slice of Kendall Lakes West: "Mac South" is what the self-deprecating...
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Letters from the Issue of December 13, 2001

Eduardo Padron: Sometimes the Truth Ain't PrettyAfter fifteen years at MDCC, I should know: As a full-time faculty member for fifteen years at the North Campus of Miami-Dade Community College, I can say that Gaspar González's story about MDCC president Eduardo Padron ("Fear and Loathing in la Escuela," December 6)...
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Roger the Dodger

1997 •In September New Times reveals that superintendent Roger Cuevas and a few dozen of his top administrators received graduate degrees from diploma mills, a loophole that allowed many of them to take shortcuts to higher-paying administrative jobs. (Cuevas's 1974 master's degree in curriculum instruction comes from the University of...
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A Lesson in Obstruction

20 years ago by Ted B. Kissell
Florida's Sunshine Law is a beautiful thing. It allows any citizen to request documents from a public agency and, with a few exceptions, such as the content of open criminal investigations, requires officials to provide the information, usually for free. Say, for example, you want to look at the personnel...
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Roger the Dodger

19 years ago by Rebecca Wakefield
In the midmorning sunshine outside one of Miami-Dade County's most impenetrable bureaucratic fortresses, a tightly packed crowd of journalists forms a small arc three rows deep around a podium. Behind the podium a well-dressed man in his late fifties stands under the shadow of the Metrorail line that runs between...
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Pain & Gain, Part 2

21 years ago by Pete Collins
UPDATE: In 2013, director Michael Bay released an adaptation of this three-part series. That same year, New Times revisited Pain & Gain and tracked down what's become of the Sun Gym Gang two decades later. Miami businessman Marc Schiller disappeared from his Schlotzsky's Deli franchise in mid-November 1994. A month...

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