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Awards

  • 2007 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published August 24, 2006

    "Rim Job"

  • 2006 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published May 26, 2005

    "Mr. Big Shot"

2005 Stories by Jeff Stratton

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  • The House That Bill Built

    published December 22, 2005

    On a windy Chicago afternoon last May, world-class triathlete David Bigoney threw the ceremonial first pitch at a White Sox-Texas Rangers... More >>

  • Far From Benign

    published December 22, 2005

    The last we heard of infamous local pimp Arthur Vanmoor, he was hopping a plane back to Amsterdam. The Dutch-born sex impresario had been deported... More >>

  • Raze the Roof

    published November 17, 2005

    The killing was carried out midday, in front of numerous witnesses. Yet to this day, the culprit´s identity remains in dispute.... More >>

  • Slick Stuff

    published October 20, 2005

    Lake Worth needs earplugs! FRI 10/21 Sure, a movie called Blow Me could be about... More >>

  • Mouse on Mars

    published October 13, 2005

    The German duo Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner began their Mouse on Mars partnership in Düsseldorf, raising inevitable Kraftwerk comparisons.... More >>

  • Beach Place Stomp

    published October 6, 2005

    Loud, angry songs aren't part of Keith Michaud's repertoire. Mostly, he sings pretty, guitar-based folk tunes, as he was doing a couple of... More >>

  • Bedroom Symphony

    published September 22, 2005

    On a Sunday summer afternoon so sultry that steam swirls from the street and water vapor beads on windows, Christopher Moll flips off the A/C in... More >>

  • The Lice Lady

    published August 25, 2005

    A certain degree of light-hearted good cheer is required among employees and visitors of Lice Source Services, Inc., a medical clinic in... More >>

  • Cracked

    published August 18, 2005

    The crime had none of the resonance of the big media stories that mesmerize the television- and tabloid-obsessed public nowadays. A... More >>

  • Daniel Lanois

    published August 18, 2005

    For his fourth solo effort, Daniel Lanois abandons songs about Québecois tobacco farmers and dealings with devils and returns to his... More >>

  • Smart Talk

    published August 4, 2005

    As Winston Barnes takes phone calls from listeners tuning into The Open Line, the midday program he hosts each weekday on WAVS-AM (1170),... More >>

  • Life of Brian

    published August 4, 2005

    Word has it that Anton Newcombe -- the only constant in the always wobbly world that is the Brian Jonestown Massacre -- is quite unpleased... More >>

  • Flushing Out the Turtle

    published July 14, 2005

    Marine biologist John C. Fine penned a remarkable story for the editorial page of the Sun-Sentinel on June 27. While diving off Delray... More >>

  • Crotch Rocketeers

    published July 7, 2005

    Rex was going about a buck-ten when he entered a turn too fast and low-ended his bike, a new Kawasaki ZX-12R that slid away from him like a... More >>

  • Keeping Broward in Brewskis

    published June 30, 2005

    South Florida never took up arms in the Great Microbrew Revolution. Sure, there are chain macrobrewpubs to wet your whistle, but the only... More >>

  • Mr. Big Shot

    published May 26, 2005

    This was a first for the two veteran fugitive trackers. Never had Miami-based FBI agent Paul Russell and Fort Lauderdale detective Chuck Morrow... More >>

  • Condo Siege

    published May 26, 2005

    Imagine owning waterfront property in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Imagine it's worth four times what it cost five years ago. Most of us would kill... More >>

  • Hock a Loogie

    published May 19, 2005

    Studies indicate that rap-metal ages about as well as pig slop in the sun. But that hasn't stopped venerable Fort Lauderdale combo Collapsing... More >>

  • Go into the Light

    published April 21, 2005

    Morgana, a beautiful golden retriever with starry brown eyes and a recklessly wagging tail, belongs to a psychic healer. Maybe she's wondering, as... More >>

  • Turning Over a New Leaf

    published March 17, 2005

    Ten years ago, the Album Leaf's main man, Jimmy LaValle, was part of San Diego hard-core noise demons the Locust. "I played... More >>

  • Dynasty of Dub

    published March 3, 2005

    Ten past 10 p.m. on a Wednesday. A secret undisclosed location in north Miami-Dade. Special guest DJ Mixette is ready to spin a late-night set for... More >>

  • Cumulonimbus

    published March 3, 2005

    It doesn't sound like anyone's staring at his shoes in Timonium. Instead, the soundscapes offered by this Northern California quartet feel... More >>

  • Acid Again

    published January 27, 2005

    The first time Thomas Lyttle dropped acid, he had a bad trip. His high school friends had to sit on his chest just to keep him from... More >>

  • The Punching Bag Punches Back

    published January 20, 2005

    All Raphael Clemente wants is to not risk his life every time he hits the streets. He's been screamed at and spit upon. He's been pelted with... More >>

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