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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"

2005 Stories by Trevor Aaronson

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  • Proselytizing 101

    published December 1, 2005

    The call to James W. Johnson came in April 2004. On the phone was Winston Thompson, an associate dean at Broward Community College, telling him... More >>

  • Mind Your Manors

    published November 24, 2005

    Larry Gierer is annoyed. "That's where the carport was," Gierer says, pointing to the front of his Oakland Park home. A large blue tarp... More >>

  • The Bad Bet

    published November 10, 2005

    Gangland-style murder. That's how the 2001 slaying of gambling mogul Konstantinos "Gus"... More >>

  • Step Aside, NBA

    published November 3, 2005

    Basketball's outlaw league is back. For nine seasons starting in 1967, the American Basketball Association (ABA), with its huge afros and... More >>

  • Err America

    published October 27, 2005

    War is the hot industry. Recently, New Times described how Pompano Beach's Point Blank Body Armor has raked in millions since 9/11,... More >>

  • Dark Tower

    published October 13, 2005

    On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Philip Freedman steps out of an elevator on the 39th floor of Broward County's tallest building and into a condo... More >>

  • Vested Interests

    published September 29, 2005

    It's a hot afternoon on July 2 in Baghdad. Inside a silver van, two Iraqi insurgents sit at an intersection. Seventy-five yards away, Pfc.... More >>

  • Deputy Down

    published August 25, 2005

    Fort Lauderdale's affluent Coral Highlands neighborhood, on the northern edge of the city limits, was filled with nice people, manicured lawns,... More >>

  • Hollywood Blues

    published August 11, 2005

    The first thing Hollywood Police Officer Cyndi Commella Ruiz saw were the neighbors -- 21 people looking on in horror at a house on Tyler Street.... More >>

  • The Man Who Would Be Mayor

    published July 21, 2005

    Tall and skinny, Dan Lewis wears a blue oxford and khakis as he walks down Himmarshee Street on a recent afternoon. He's still upset about Fort... More >>

  • Hollywood's Finest

    published June 30, 2005

    A decade ago, Hollywood Police Chief Richard Witt blew the whistle on corrupt hiring practices at his agency. From 1990 to 1995, qualified... More >>

  • Cop, Judge, and Jury

    published June 16, 2005

    On October 8, 2003, Ronald Addvensky received the visit every drug dealer fears. Two Hollywood police narcotics detectives, Pete Salvo and Robert... More >>

  • Doctor's Orders

    published May 19, 2005

    The studio is crammed in the back corner of Tootsie's Cabaret, a sprawling strip club near the Broward/Miami-Dade county line. The walls are... More >>

  • Curious George Sails the River of Red

    published April 7, 2005

    $569. That's what you, as an average Fort Lauderdale resident, paid in property taxes in 2003. You shelled out $116 more than ... More >>


    published March 10, 2005

    Checkout lanes at grocery stores are all the same. Behind the rows of gum and breath mints are America's most delicious impulse buys: tabloid... More >>

  • Pulp Nonfiction

    published February 10, 2005

    In the fall of 2000, Republican power broker Tom Feeney attended a meeting at Yang Enterprises in Oviedo, near Orlando, a former employee of the... More >>

  • Entrapped

    published February 3, 2005

    It seemed nothing more than a lustful encounter. Valarie Curry, a pretty, slender, 33-year-old black woman with straight black hair that hung in... More >>

  • Bruiser in Blue

    published January 27, 2005

    Tom Rains couldn't have been prepared for the beating he would take. He was hanging out with his fiance, Mileah Dagon, and a friend outside... More >>

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