Rick Kennedy


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  • 13 years ago | Longform

    Oblivious to the scrutiny of a dozen or so onlookers, at 7:07 p.m., Joe Amato plucks the 400th needle of the day from the stainless-steel tray. He swivels on his stool back to his subject, Tim McDanel, who is lying shirtless on his stomach in a fu...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    It's 2 p.m. on August 10, the first day of fall practice for the Glades Central Community High School football team. Summer heat is draped over the field like a wet blanket. On the far side of a chainlink fence are a dozen onlookers, their outline...

  • 14 years ago

    Maurice Denis wore a look of profound irritation as he stood on a Port Everglades pier September 24. Portly and balding but dapper in a beige suit, the 60-year-old Haitian-American looked out of place among the shipping containers. Two gun-toting ...

  • 14 years ago

    In a well-worn T-shirt and shorts, Ed Little appeared a bit disheveled. There was stubble on his face, and his graying blond hair was uncombed -- not surprising, perhaps, for anyone disturbed at home on a Sunday afternoon. He stood at the wooden g...

  • 14 years ago

    Gregorio Ruiz froze, scarcely daring to breathe for fear of discovery. He listened to the footsteps crunch on the gravel outside as the guard walked the length of the motionless freight train. The only light in the musty boxcar filtered in through...


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