A woman perishes in a collision with an Indian leader's kin. Her family cries cover-up.
Who killed the Birdman? David Ovalle writes a great story in the Miami Herald this morning about a true South Florida character ... who was beaten to death in the daylight on a matress he slept on behind a gas station.
Some recommended reading in today's papers (sort of like an extended version of the ol' Story of the Day): -- The Miami Herald's David Ovalle breaks the story on a coverup of a star football player's alleged sex crime by Northwest Miami Senior High. The school administrators look bad, but I have a ... More >>
There are many things to report today, though not many of them could be properly classified as "news." More like "stills." As in, the Sun-Sentinel is still scared to print the names of teenagers in their stories and mysterious white powder is still popping up in public places. That first one, thou ... More >>
Varela "You're talking with the new editor of the newspaper," said Cuban exile and freelance cartoonist Jose Varela as he holed up in the El Nuevo Herald newsroom with a machine gun, "and I am here to uncover the true conflicts of the newspaper. Here they ridicule the exiles, there are problems with ... More >>
-- This little ditty by the Palm Beach Post's Andrew Marra may be the worst news City Place has had. Not because a woman hanged herself out in the open. But because nobody even noticed until the afternoon. After the jump: McDonald's fighting obesity, Reinhard, Bigoney, Venezuelan ant-Semitism, a ... More >>
Alright, do it once, shame on you, do it twice, double-shame on you. I let Sun-Sentinel reporter Ihosvani "Gia" "Geo" Rodriguez misspelling of Hollywood activist Howard Sher's name (he spelled it "Sheer") in an August 27 article go without mention the first time he did it. Everybody makes an occasio ... More >>
"John Doe" Leader Smith It may have taken the recent spate of senseless killings to awaken the ancient art of deadline murder reporting in South Florida. The Miami Herald's David Ovalle, Nicholas Spangler and Evan S. Benn give a veritable tutorial on the craft in this morning's newspaper. They te ... More >>
Winton In an apparent game of one-upmanship, Miami City Commissioner Johnny Winton has outdone Deerfield Beach City Manager Larry Deetjen in airport tirades. The Miami Herald's David Ovalle and Michael Vasquez do a bang-up job on deadline of telling us about Winton's apparently drunken scuffle with ... More >>
Newspapers have lost it lately over television. The fearless leaders of the industry seem to think it sells newspapers to talk about television and reporters are more than happy to oblige them by writing about it. Beats work, you know. There's nothing wrong with good TV reporting, but endless jabber ... More >>
Unions glom onto the Herald columnist's legacy