Kirk Nielsen


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  • 16 years ago

    The Andre Johnson cheating case remains a subject of discussion at the University of Miami. Seven members of UM's faculty senate are investigating the case, in which the star football player was caught cheating on his classwork, but will still be ...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    The name Otto Reich has popped up in the press again over the past several months. But who is this controversial former Miamian who still enjoys strong ties to South Florida? You should know, if only as a way to assess the health of our humble geo...

  • 17 years ago

    On the night of May 6, the horrible news crackled from police scanners all along the Tamiami Trail, from Naples to the Big Cypress National Preserve, 50 miles west of Fort Lauderdale. Fatal hit and run on State Road 29 north of Everglades City. Vi...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    Maria Austin is frying bacon in the kitchen of her canalside house in North Lauderdale, unaware that four men with chain saws have just pulled up in a pickup truck. It is 11:15 on a Friday morning in June, and the 70-year-old madrileña and ...

  • 19 years ago

    Seven teenage boys fall on their bellies and press M16 semiautomatic rifles tightly against their shoulders. Wearing black boots, fatigues, and caps, they squeeze the triggers five times, the air erupting with eardrum-splitting explosions. Hot bra...

  • 19 years ago

    "Why is this a story?" grumbles the weary drug-enforcement agent, clad in black boots, black pants, black sidearm holster, and a black T-shirt with the words Six to ten seconds to make a first impression on the back. He stands guard near the rear ...


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