Wyatt Duvall worked as a home delivery man for the Sun-Sentinel between April 2006 and October 2010. The business wasn't new to him: when the Boca Raton resident had pulled stints hauling dead trees throughout his life, including runs in California, his native-Kentucky, and at the now-shuttered Boca ... More >>
When choosing the next president of the United States, one has to weigh many issues. There's the economy, health care, beer appreciation...President Barack Obama, for instance, likes his beer so much that he's brewing and bottling his own private-label stash at the White House.For more than a year, ... More >>
Kevin Hickey, a former pitcher and assistant with the Chicago White Sox, died earlier today at the age of 56. The Chicago Tribune has a short story about Hickey, whom White Sox GM Roland Hemond called "a South Side kid made good."Hickey, after playing softball and semi-pro baseball, was discove ... More >>
Pyschology professors at Notre Dame and Purdue University this week announced a study showing that a person carrying a gun is more likely to "see guns in the hands of others."It was coincidence that the release of the findings coincided with national outrage over the slaying of Florida ... More >>
Deities, like the one above, should stay out of politics.An editorial by the lovely Mary Sanchez, of Kansas City, appeared this week beneath the Tribune Co.'s various mastheads, including that of our own Sun Sentinel. It was a well-intentioned editorial, but a sloppy one, and the way in which it ... More >>
Will he smite bad bloggers with his noodly appendage?Could the Sun-Sentinel's corporate overlords at Tribune Co. please explain why Barbara Hijek has a job? Could they please explain why a paper at which honest-to-goodness investigative reporters and serious editorialists were not long ago pressu ... More >>
You know, Mondays suck so hard. They come at the worst time -- always at the tail-end of a whirlwind weekend where you enjoyed a leisurely kayak trip in the Keys (or whatever). Ninety-nine percent of the time, there's some kind of hideous "work" attached to them, like a piece of lint on a nice pa ... More >>
facebook.comLee Abrams would like you to AFDI.If you've read this week's New Times cover story on the rise and fall of South Florida's daily newspapers, you're familiar with the Sun-Sentinel's infamous memo-writer, Lee Abrams. He's the chief innovation officer for the Tribune Co., the Chicago-bas ... More >>
Beginning Monday, Sun-Sentinel and WSFL-TV employees will get a little payback for driving on company time. The ever-observant and hyper-vigilant management team has noticed that gas prices have gone down recently. So they're cutting the mileage rate from 42 to 40 cents. &nb ... More >>
George Clooney's ode to screwball comedies of yore is sooooo close. But yet...
Does Barack Obama embroider his own history for political effect?
I got hold of this e-mail exchange between the Daily Business Review's law editor, Harris Meyer, and Tim Jones, the national correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. It concerns the Jeffrey Dahmer/Adam Walsh story that was initially broken by DBR last month and finally, by a circuitous route, went nat ... More >>
The Palm Beach Post's Mark Schwed has the same pick as the Pulp for top commercial. This yahoo didn't get a laugh out of it, though. So what about the big headlines? Well, the Post went with "Unbridled Joy." We get it, real colts sometimes have bridals and ... okay, it's pretty lame. (Pulp-suppl ... More >>
I was going to give you some staid and measured commentary on Jeff Ostrowski's story in the Palm Beach Post on the dubious economics of Super Bowl hosting, but when I got to the bottom of the article I noticed ... The Palm Beach Post is pimping porn!! Yes, that's right, somehow a porn site has br ... More >>
The guys over at Babalu and other exile blogs have been crying about Oscar Corral's coverage of the Marti Ten since the story broke. The only really good point I've seen made was first raised in The Real Cuba blog, which dug up the fact that the Herald had an article in 2002 mentioning that El Nuevo ... More >>
Beth Reinhard and Marc Caputo keep chugging on the Davis-Smith race. Mary Barley, whose bid to become agriculture commissioner in 2002 was slammed by Big Sugar, is the new Tom Joad of Florida. She's going after Smith, who is getting a million-dollar-plus assist from the industry, which is bankrollin ... More >>
When you're a politician helping out a felon, it's better not to ask questions.
The elephant in Guantanamo's living room gets 4,200 calories a day and a Koran.
When it comes to the huge biotech project, the Sentinel's editorial license should be revoked
You won't hear the truth about the Broward Alliance in the Sun-Sentinel
Hank Asher's just the guy to set up a futuristic terrorist-tracking system, but the cops don't trust him
Rosa Lopez welcomes the Virgin Mary to her home every month. Hallelujah!
The story of a Hollywood couple's love and death is heart-rending. It should also spur change.
Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.
Saving Private Smith
A lesson in becoming a black power broker by doing business with the white media elite, courtesy of the controversial editor of The Broward Times
With shifting ownership, low morale, and conflicts of interest, the Boca Raton News continues to flail along
For 24 years toxic soot from the Wingate dump rained down on Leola McCoy and her neighbors. She calls it environmental racism.
The sad, sordid story behindthe shakeup at City Link: sexual harassment allegations, infighting, and vengeance