Gus Boulis' green BMW was pinned between two cars. One had halted directly in front of him as he pulled out of his office building parking lot. The other appeared from the opposite direction as a dark blur in the vacant Ft. Lauderdale street. Boulis' killer was facing him from the opposite car. Boul ... More >>
Kevin Spacey as lobbyist Jack Abramoff The crime is among the most famous in Fort Lauderdale history: Nearly ten years ago Miami Subs-founder and gambling boat mogul Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis was driving his black BMW sedan through downtown when the truck in front of him stopped short. Boulis sla ... More >>
Nothing ripe on the reporting end and nothing big breaking at the moment so I thought I'd cull together some interesting stories from other places. Model Citizen's latest creation -- We finally get a little Scott Rothstein action in the political season with Kelly Skidmore's "Angel of Dea ... More >>
From gallery shows to Kevin Spacey's planned murder, here's a collection of the season's best to come.
You can't be a sleazy lobbyist on the national scale of Jack Abramoff without doing some dirty deeds in Broward County. That's the setting for an opening scene in a just-released documentary, Casino Jack and the United States of Money. I don't think it's a spoiler to say that the scene involves Fort ... More >>
Don ClevelandDuring Deerfield Beach's recent mayoral campaign, Don Cleveland lugged a big piece of baggage: a foreclosure action in which he lost his Sunny Isles home.A troublesome issue, if only because Cleveland was fairly new in town (moved there in 2001) and had never run for office in Deerfield ... More >>
Six set sail on the Joe Cool hoping for better luck. Only two saw land again.
In the Miami Herald, Darran Simon had a wonderful story about a Sunrise cop who gave a Christian conservative group a good ol' fashioned hassle. The Florida Family Policy Council, led by the vile James Dobson, claims Sgt. Stephen Allen harassed them during a drive for signatures to support a gay mar ... More >>
The Herald has been accepting comments on its web site for stories that appear in the newspaper for about a month now -- and it has the feel of a bold experiment. There seem to be few controls. The editors allow commenting on a handful of potentially controversial stories each day and readers post t ... More >>
What Does This Man Have Against The Sentinel? For the first time since last year, the Sun-Sentinel was kept from the Pulitzer Prize winners' circle. It had to be a tough pill to swallow, since the newspaper had three finalists (a strong showing any way you look at it). I thought the best shot for a ... More >>
The Key West Citizen has an exhaustively reported story today by Chris Tittel about a weird murder that's got Pulp splattered all over it. Hard-luck factory worker Johnny Ray Holt in Alabama robs girlfriend's parents' house, drives down to Key West, kills a man in his house and steals his car. The k ... More >>
Two of the South Florida-based Pulitzer finalists -- the Sentinel's FEMA stories and the Herald's hurricane tracking series -- went head to head in the prestigious IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors) journalism contest and the winner is ... The Sentinel's FEMA submission. It won a certificate ... More >>
Max's Grille leaves no spud unpummeled
It turns out murdered gambling boss Gus Boulis had plenty to hide
Letters for January 27, 2000
Two top execs at the gaming company that Boulis built have deep ties to the Christian right