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  • 2007 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published August 3, 2006

    "Buy My Rock!"

  • 2007 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published August 3, 2006

    "Buy My Rock!"

  • 2006 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published September 29, 2005

    "Vested Interests"

2004 Stories by Trevor Aaronson

Archives: 2009 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003
  • Suffering Together

    published December 9, 2004

    He was 16 and scared. Jason was a newcomer at Growing Together, a boot camp-style drug treatment center for adolescents in downtown Lake... More >>

  • Tale of the Tape

    published December 9, 2004

    Donald Baker takes a drag from a cigarette as he sits in front of a laptop computer at his mother's mobile home near the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel... More >>

  • Third Man

    published October 28, 2004

    It's nearing 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 30. Drumbeats can be heard for miles down South Dixie Highway near the University of Miami as... More >>

  • Strong Arm of the Law

    published September 30, 2004

    Vincent Del'Ostia, a tattooed, five-foot-nine, 160-pound 31-year-old with a history of drug abuse and psychological problems, paced outside the... More >>

  • Last Candidate Standing

    published September 2, 2004

    Richard Grayson is an anomaly. Though politicians usually don't discuss their faults and neuroses, he'll happily tell you that he's cheap,... More >>

  • Darker Horses

    published August 19, 2004

    Randy Dunlap is a plump man with thinning white hair, large round glasses, and a down-home Alabama, "Yeah, buddy" speaking style not... More >>

  • An Imperfect Murder

    published August 19, 2004

    Charlie Moretto's off-white mansion on Millionaire's Row in Lighthouse Point would have been suitable for Al Capone. Nestled along the... More >>

  • Patriot Acts

    published July 29, 2004

    Jennifer Van Bergen opens the door to her tenth-floor apartment on Hallandale Beach, a law review article in her hand and eyeglasses perched on... More >>

  • Below the Bar

    published July 15, 2004

    Melody Ridgley Fortunato was the type of woman young girls are taught to admire. She overcame early hardship, living modestly but with big... More >>

  • Bombs for Babies

    published July 15, 2004

    In the early evening of Tuesday, November 11, 2003, Stephen Jordi parked his 1988 Ford Aerostar van in a lot south of the Sunset Harbor Marina in... More >>

  • God's Madam

    published June 24, 2004

    Simone Gitman wants to help me find God. A petite brunet with ocean-blue eyes the size of half-dollar coins, Gitman sits cross-legged next to me... More >>

  • King's Tarnished Crown

    published June 17, 2004

    The laughing arrives first, echoing down the hallway. Then comes the commotion. Bodyguards and business associates enter the room, walking slowly... More >>

  • Pretty Boy

    published May 6, 2004

    It's approaching 8 p.m. on March 18. About 400 people are crowded together elbow-to-elbow outside Brasserie Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale. A cool... More >>

  • Deep Inside the Bunny

    published May 6, 2004

    Alexis, a tall exotic dancer from New Hampshire with golden blond hair that hangs seductively to the small of her back, sits at the bar of... More >>

  • The Snitch

    published March 25, 2004

    On July 26, 1999, at 5:01 p.m., 57-year-old Al Polito walked into Gold Coast Check Cashing, a squat, pink, concrete-block building on the corner... More >>

  • Father Gomorrah

    published March 18, 2004

    John Joseph Reid creates a striking image as he walks out of his pink house on NE Tenth Avenue in Wilton Manors, just two blocks from the popular... More >>

  • Charlie Numbers

    published March 4, 2004

    Dressed in an olive suit with an American-flag pin on the lapel, Charles Clay walks into the downtown Fort Lauderdale office of New Times... More >>

  • Rainbow Colors

    published February 19, 2004

    Mike Smarro offers a smile as he takes drink orders from behind the bar at Georgie's Alibi on a sunny February afternoon. A handsome, muscular... More >>

  • Die, Ted-E, Die

    published February 12, 2004

    A white, two-inch-tall teddy bear lies next to an M4 assault rifle. Behind them on a blue wall are T-shirts of Uncle Sam and the Statue of... More >>

  • One-Way Street

    published January 29, 2004

    Martha Roldan, a 45-year-old employee of the state Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, doesn't have a law degree. She never took the... More >>

  • Too Dumb to Die

    published January 15, 2004

    In the early-morning hours of Friday, July 25, 2002, Kevin Moore walked down SE Second Avenue in Deerfield Beach. The skinny, five-foot-nine-inch... More >>

  • Window Treatment

    published January 1, 2004

    Fort Lauderdale attorney Norm Kent made a personal vow in 1999 as he lay in bed receiving chemotherapy treatment. At the time, the gay community... More >>

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