John Maines

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    April 15, 2013

    Sun Sentinel Wins Its First Pulitzer Prize

    South Florida's largest newspaper has finally snagged its first Pulitzer Prize, the award committee at Columbia University announced this afternoon. A three-part series called "Cops among Florida's Worst Speeders," which detailed how often -- and egregiously -- off-duty police officers speed on our ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    October 31, 2011

    History Repeats Itself in Southwest Ranches, NIMBY Capital of Broward County

    And they have been, for a dozen years.‚Äč"The new jail planned for southwest Broward County will go in a barren area where the county puts things that nobody wants," wrote David Fleshler and John Maines at the beginning of a story in the Sun-Sentinel.At stake was a plan by the Corrections Corporatio ... More >>

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    July 22, 2008
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    November 26, 2007
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    March 26, 2007
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    January 30, 2007

    Sentinel Sportswriter Hereen Says Goodbye

    Sun-Sentinel sports reporter Dave Heeren is retiring after 45 years in the business, 41 of them with the Sun-Sentinel. In his poignant final Sentinel piece, Hereen, who has covered high school sports for years, goes down memory road about his career, Mickey Mantle, George Steinbrenner, the Dolphins, ... More >>

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    September 5, 2006

    Hot AIR

    The PBS show about the Sun-Sentinel's award-winning FEMA investigation wasn't exactly great TV, but it wasn't bad either. Doesn't matter much, since nobody saw it (c'mon, 11 a.m. on Labor Day Weekend Sunday?). But there were a few revelations in the documentary: -- John Maines started the invest ... More >>

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    September 1, 2006

    Let's Hope It's Better Than 'Tabloid Wars'

    A few of you might be wondering why I didn't say anything about this week's episode of "The Hill," the Sundance reality TV show following Rep. Robert Wexler and his staff. Well, it's because it was crap. Nothing more to say. If the next episode is worth 12 cents, I might write about it, but this wee ... More >>

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    April 14, 2006

    Blog Hijacking

    Valdes-Rodriguez Poor Bob has lost it. Internet access. His phone service. He's completely at my mercy. So I'm taking over to provide his Friday afternoon blog entry. I know he was going to tell you that Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is really a misunderstood genius who journalists never can give a fair sh ... More >>

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    April 2, 2006

    Sunshine State Finalists Are Here

    Thanks to our illustrious chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, here's an advance copy of the list: ALL MEDIA James Batten Award for Public Service -Sally Kestin, Megan O'Matz, Jon Burstein; South Florida Sun-Sentinel; FEMA: A Legacy of Waste -Craig Pittman, Matthew Waite; St. Pete ... More >>

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    March 28, 2006

    FEMA Veddy Veddy Good To Sentinel

    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 >>