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  • 2013 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists

    "Balloon Boy 2012"

  • 2009 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published June 26, 2008

    "To Hug a Porcupine"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published June 26, 2008

    "To Hug a Porcupine"

  • 2009 - Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, published June 26, 2008

    "To Hug a Porcupine"

  • 2009 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published June 26, 2008

    "To Hug a Porcupine"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published January 31, 2008

    "Simmer Down, Kids!"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published November 6, 2008

    "Mud in Your Eye"

  • 2008 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published July 5, 2007

    "Kill My Wife. Please!"

2006 Stories by Deirdra Funcheon

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  • Cheap Date

    published February 9, 2006

    "We love our audiences," said Valerie Zach, cast member of the improv comedy troupe Laughing Gas. "Valentine's Day is our chance to show just how... More >>

  • Heeeeeeeeeeeeere’s Ed!

    published February 9, 2006

    Ed McMahon is coming! Too bad it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve won the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes, or... More >>

  • Take This Job and Shove It

    published February 9, 2006

    Unless you let women make their own reproductive decisions @body no indent:The test, it seems, had been passed. Plan B, a form of emergency... More >>

  • A League of His Own

    published February 9, 2006

    When we asked basketball star Tim Hardaway if there are any players he’ll be scared to face during today’s ABA All-Star game, he... More >>

  • Rack 'Em Up

    published February 16, 2006

    We’ve all been there – fiddling with iTunes for hours, trying to get the playlist juuuust right. But the perfect mix remains elusive. So... More >>

  • Back in Black

    published February 16, 2006

    According to Black Issues in Higher Education, Nova Southeastern University (3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale) is the number-one producer... More >>

  • A Spoon ful of Cinema

    published February 16, 2006

    Why do Americans fight wars anyway? Because we want to capture baddies like Saddam and Osama? Or because Dick Cheney likes watching... More >>

  • This Is Your Brain

    published February 16, 2006

    What goes through Lance Armstrong’s head while he’s chugging up the French Pyrenees on two wheels? Does he think about how much his... More >>

  • Bottoms Up

    published February 16, 2006

    Zagat gave Bistro Zenith (3011 Yamato Rd., Boca Raton) an “excellent” rating for its “eclectic American” food, but has anyone... More >>

  • Why, That's Ridiculous!

    published February 16, 2006

    It wasn’t that Charles Ludlam didn’t understand Shakespeare or Wuthering Heights; it’s just that he found the whole world of... More >>

  • Maximum Hold!

    published March 2, 2006

    So it’s 1962. John F. Kennedy is president, there’s a happy cultural zeitgeist in the air, and you just want to dance! Without messing... More >>

  • No Cat Fights Here

    published March 2, 2006

    You would think that hockey players feel shafted. After all, the NBA players get all of the media hype. Major League Baseball gets all the... More >>

  • The Force Is with Him

    published March 9, 2006

    Once upon a time, in a country far, far away (Canada), a little boy’s poor television reception was to have a profound impact on the rest of... More >>

  • A Tournament By Any Other Name…

    published March 23, 2006

    Nowadays, the massive Miami tennis tournament is called the NASDAQ-100 Open, but locals still refer to it as the Lipton International... More >>

  • Frankly, My Dear

    published April 6, 2006

    Poor Frankenstein. The original creature from Mary Shelley’s novel may be a victim of his own success. The story became so... More >>

  • We Can Beerly Contain Ourselves!

    published April 6, 2006

    Does beer make you smarter? Of Coors it does. It made Bud wiser! It also makes you look Yuengling-er. So hurry down to the New Times... More >>

  • Well Hung

    published April 6, 2006

    Being a straight girl and getting turned on to the works of Bubba Clicks is kind of like… punishment. First, you go “Oh, Bubba Clicks!... More >>

  • Every Move You Make

    published April 6, 2006

    A little goal here. An important save there. A massive body-check everywhere. These days, every move that the Florida Panthers make carries... More >>

  • Afternoon Delight

    published April 6, 2006

    “With my company, even though we might do a jazz turn, the way we do it is a hip-hop way. If we do a ballet leap, it’s more... More >>

  • You Are getting Huuunnnngry

    published April 6, 2006

    You have multiple reasons for going to tonight’s benefit for Pet Project. First and foremost, the cause is just plain good – the... More >>

  • Wasn’t Bob Marley a Rasta?

    published April 13, 2006

    “Everyone tends to think that all Rastas are musicians,” says Jabulani Tafari, who publishes Roots Reggae and Culture magazine out of... More >>

  • Don't Cry for Me

    published April 13, 2006

    Quick, what’s the world’s eighth-largest country? Yeah, that’s right – Argentina. So why don’t you know more about it? ... More >>

  • Nick at Night

    published April 13, 2006

    Nick Griffin went into comedy “because he’s funny and hates having a boss,” according to his bio. But we’re glad he... More >>

  • Getting Hot in Herrre

    published April 13, 2006

    At press time, the Miami Heat had already clinched a playoff spot, although they were scrambling to hold the number-two place in the... More >>

  • Les Anti-Miserables

    published April 13, 2006

    Don’t let the name mislead you; Les Ballets Africains don’t perform plies or wear tutus. Rather, they blend dance, acrobatics,... More >>

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