Wearing Broward County Jail khakis, a former black radical who hijacked an airliner in the mid-'80s appeared Tuesday at the Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, hoping to finally close the door on the unresolved past. But a last-minute hold-up kept William Potts from officially entering his guilty ... More >>
"It's got to be the most boring, mundane street in South Florida," says Dr. Paul George, an oft-quoted Miami Dade College professor and historian, told us for this week's look at the restaurants along Hallandale Beach Boulevard. "It's more a racetrack to the beach than anything else." The strip of ... More >>
Odebrecht, the giant Brazilian company that has a $225 million contract to help build the new runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, is suing the state over a histrionic law that Rick Scott signed last month in Miami, banning state and local governments from doing major business ... More >>
Showtime released a 30-minute preview on Saturday to its show The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins, which will chronicle the travails of baseball's version of a court jester. There's a scene near the start of the show where loudmouth manager Ozzie Guillen is addressing his new players for ... More >>
In Cuba in 1921, Beatriz Otero's ancestors founded a bakery called La Gran Via. It eventually grew to have 55 employees, five storefronts, and a dozen delivery trucks. But when Fidel Castro came to power, the family fled to Puerto Rico. The bakery was seized by the government and continues to o ... More >>
Jennifer Carroll says media outlets like The Da Vinci Code, just like socialist dictators.This past weekend was a few days full of the politically strange around Florida, which included jeers from the audience at a gay soldier during the GOP presidential debate, Ann Coulter calling Debbie Was ... More >>
The yacht where Florida's Senate candidate offered celebrities a chance at redemption.Senate candidate Jeff Greene has taken a beating in the national press this week for all the mayhem that has occurred aboard his 145-foot yacht, the Summerwind. Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson told Spor ... More >>
In yet another symbol of the fall of American newspapers, the man billed as the "only U.S. reporter based in Havana" is leaving Cuba. Sun-Sentinel Executive Editor Earl Maucker told staff during a meeting on Friday that the newspaper is shutting down its bureau in Havana ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms.
But which Che you remember is a different story
Considering Fort Lauderdale mayoral candidate Jack Seiler was a state legislator until this year (when he termed out), he seems like the most likely among the four contenders to know how a big Democratic city like this one can wring a few extra bucks out of those tight-fisted Republicans who run Tal ... More >>
Mikhail Gorbachev, at Seminole Hard Rock, tears down that hall
Perez Hilton, a pure product of South Florida, makes bitchery pay
Pitbull bounces back
The elephant in Guantanamo's living room gets 4,200 calories a day and a Koran.
Saves the Day knows what makes a hero.
The charismatic lawyer and power broker took one last lap in a New River mansion during his run from the law
Capsule reviews of current area stage shows.
An Iran-Contra conspirator joins the Swift Boat crowd. It was bound to happen.
Forget the awful past, Palm Beach's sugar barons say. It's time to make nicey-nicey and go into real estate.
Daniel Santos, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, via Pembroke Pines, is on his way to the top. Maybe.
Boca "realism" exhibition shows the weight of corporations in the art world
Rosa Lopez welcomes the Virgin Mary to her home every month. Hallelujah!
In Mexico's Lucía, Lucía , Cecilia Roth goes adventuring for her soul
Opportunists make a fortune supplying guerrillas and terrorists from South Florida gun shops
When doves (and hawks) cry
No one has lived through more of South Florida's baseball past than Vicente Lopez
In which a onetime Cuban rafter and fix-it man takes on the dramatic role of mad bomber
When it comes to making deals, developer R. Donahue Peebles has no qualms about filing lawsuits -- or playing the race card
A Fort Lauderdale eatery evicted, an arm severed, and a Sun-Sentinel writer reconsidered
Rock al Parque offers a more metallic Plan Colombia
When Albert Tacher met Dina Mora, he knew it was love. The problem? She was a prisoner, and he was a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy.
Letters for May 18, 2000
The fisherman who rescued Elián, Donato Dalrymple, comes from a family with a violent history. And that's not the half of it.
Revered by followers, feared by rivals, and targeted by police, the gang leader known as Nica is alive today because of a brush with death
For members of Soka Gakkai, the path to enlightenment (and maybe a new car) is through chanting
Battling cancer and investigating a botched federal investigation, mobster Vinnie Ciraolo is fighting to clear his name
How novelist Elmore Leonard's friendship with Palm Beach County criminal judge Marvin Mounts led to a popular book and a new TV show