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Awards

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ

    The Daily Pulp

  • 2011 - AAN AltWeekly Awards

    The Daily Pulp

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published November 27, 2008

    "The Lost Season"

  • 2009 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published July 31, 2008

    "Stop Charlie"

  • 2008 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published June 21, 2007

    "Gang Tackled"

  • 2008 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published June 21, 2007

    "Gang Tackled"

  • 2008 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published March 8, 2007

    "Witness for the Defense"

  • 2008 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists, published February 15, 2007

    "Dead End"

  • 2007 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published August 17, 2006

    "Who Crowned Michael Brown?"

  • 2007 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published October 5, 2006

    "A Politician Weeps"

  • 2007 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published June 15, 2006

    "Mayor Al Has to Go, Bad"

  • 2006 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published September 29, 2005

    "Westside's Stories"

  • 2006 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published October 20, 2005

    "A Tragedy of Errors"

  • 2006 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published March 24, 2005

    "Cash Cow"

  • 2006 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published December 1, 2005

    "Spreading the Plame"

  • 2006 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published August 11, 2005

    "Knight Riddance"

2002 Stories by Bob Norman

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  • Down on the Plantation III

    published December 26, 2002

    Editor's note: This is the last of a three-part series. The first column described Plantation's racist history and showed that blacks... More >>

  • Down on the Plantation II

    published December 19, 2002

    Some people might think Jim Crow died a long time ago. But the City of Plantation enacted laws a couple of years ago that were clearly designed to... More >>

  • Down on the Plantation

    published December 12, 2002

    The boys ride to my driveway on mad killer bees. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! The sound emanates from small gas-powered motors, which are attached to... More >>

  • 'Balding, Bearded One'

    published November 28, 2002

    Roy Baker uses a lot of code names, which can make it hard to unravel the meaning in the sharply analytical political columns he writes for... More >>

  • The Antiwarriors

    published November 14, 2002

    The New York Times buried its little story on the biggest peace rally in the United States since the Vietnam War on page A8, under the... More >>

  • Enemies of Pompano

    published November 14, 2002

    Pompano Beach Mayor Bill Griffin didn't face an election on November 5, but his political fate was on the line just the same. The ballot in his... More >>

  • Oiling the Wheels of War

    published October 31, 2002

    On Tuesday, when Robert Wexler beats his underfunded Republican challenger, Jack Merkl, the Boca Raton congressman will get two more years of... More >>

  • Wexler's Travels

    published October 24, 2002

    Robert Wexler loves to talk Turkey. The congressman from Boca Raton gobbles on and on about that troubled country, calling it a role model for all... More >>

  • The Dogs of War

    published October 17, 2002

    Our elected Democrats fell to pieces last week, just as surely as if a Scud missile from Baghdad had by some miracle struck the party's... More >>

  • Enter the Xuna Xone

    published October 3, 2002

    It's official. Broward and Palm Beach counties are 100 percent in support of making war in Iraq. It seems we're all itching for a bloodbath --... More >>

  • Hawking for Israel

    published September 26, 2002

    With a manner strongly reminiscent of fellow Brooklyn native John McEnroe arguing a line call, Robert Wexler has made himself one of the nation's... More >>

  • Culture Wars

    published September 12, 2002

    Tracking new Florida child welfare chief Jerry Regier's past has led to some pretty disturbing things: radical Christian groups, papers on... More >>

  • Lapsed Ethics

    published September 5, 2002

    When Gov. Jeb Bush took office in 1999, he promised to clean up our singularly seedy state with tougher anticorruption laws. The new... More >>

  • De Regier

    published August 29, 2002

    Religious fanatics are threatening to take away our peace and our freedom. They hate our open society and want to send us back to the Stone Age,... More >>

  • A Plea from the Past

    published August 22, 2002

    Frank Lee Smith died in prison two and a half years ago, wrongfully convicted of raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl. He never found... More >>

  • The Captain of Deceit Strikes Again

    published August 15, 2002

    Never mind that Frank Lee Smith had done the time for his past crimes. Forget that he had lived three quiet, arrest-free years outside of prison... More >>

  • Paying the Bill

    published August 8, 2002

    When Pompano Beach Mayor Bill Griffin decided last November that he wanted a bigger job, he went to Bill Keith. The mayor couldn't have picked a... More >>

  • The War Within

    published August 1, 2002

    Shafayat Mohamed has a dream. He dreams that one day, little Muslim boys and girls will join hands with Christian and Jewish boys and girls... More >>

  • Bad Connections

    published August 1, 2002

    I reached Pompano Beach Mayor Bill Griffin on his Turner Construction Co.-issued cellular phone last week. "Hello," the mayor answered.... More >>

  • First Pledge

    published July 11, 2002

    When the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Michael Newdow's lawsuit to strike "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance on June 26,... More >>

  • Seeing Red

    published July 4, 2002

    Bill Griffin's new job has prompted a handful of activist groups to demand he relinquish his old one -- as mayor of Pompano Beach. More than 100... More >>

  • Swimming in Trouble

    published June 20, 2002

    Congratulations are in order for Pompano Beach Mayor Bill Griffin, who recently landed a new job at a huge, Dallas-based firm called Turner... More >>

  • Circular Logic

    published June 13, 2002

    While all the media heat has lately been on the FBI and CIA, Osama bin Laden surely has another federal agency on his thank-you card list: the... More >>

  • Pulp Nonfiction, Act 3

    published June 6, 2002

    Editor's note: This is the third and final installment of Pulp Nonfiction. Read the More >>

  • Pulp Nonfiction, Act 2

    published May 30, 2002

    Editor's note: Last week, Bob Norman told the story... More >>

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