On October 17, 2012, Brett Parks -- a Naval Airman student stationed in Jacksonville studying to be a flight engineer -- heard a scream behind his local fitness center. As he approached, a woman yelled, "Robbery!" Parks bolted after the robber and caught up to him. He tried to subdue him. Then he ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale Fleet Week is here, which means Navy ships and all-around maritime awesomeness. Of all the ships coming into Port Everglades, the biggest star will undoubtedly be the USS New York, which was constructed from steel recovered from the wreckage of the Twin Towers. Coming in at 684 fee ... More >>
Environmental tests have proven that sonar exercises performed by the U.S. Navy confuses marine life, specifically whales and dolphins, so severely that the animals end up either stranding themselves, going deaf, or suffering organ hemorrhaging. Sonar confuses them, often making them swim in differe ... More >>
Your Miami Marlins kick off the 2014 MLB season tonight when they host the Colorado Rockies at the Broward County Commissioners Should Never Forget What the Marlins Did to Miami-Dade County Before Giving the Panthers Money Park Marlins Park. But before you don't go to the game and maybe decide to c ... More >>
The family of Mary DeLorenzo Knight, one of the victims slain by Aaron Alexis during the Washington Navy Yard massacre this past September, has filed a lawsuit on her behalf in federal court in Tampa. The suit, filed Tuesday morning, alleges negligence by the government. Alexis, who was a contrac ... More >>
The Florida Highway Patrol released the identities of the four victims killed in a horrific traffic accident yesterday that's roiled the region. Two of the victims were affiliated with the United States Navy. Dennis Ortiz, 31, of California; Albertson, 31, and Kristina Almase, 26, of the U.S. Navy; ... More >>
The epic partisan clusterfrick in Washington known as sequestration is sure to put the squeeze on government budgets down the line. But an immediate impact on Uncle Sam's spending is already registering in military circles -- specifically, deployment. What does that mean? Basically it means the neig ... More >>
Weird? Yes. But there's been weirder. A few days ago, the carcass of a 40-foot sperm whale -- open-mouthed and oozing -- beached along Deerfield Beach's shore, and the locals got all huffy and melodramatic over the remnants of this mammoth oceanic creature. Some local conservationists wanted to k ... More >>
Intratribal conflicts are the worst. A debate on the U.S. presidential election at the Ross Jewish Community Center in West Boynton Beach on August 21 should have been an occasion for reasoned discourse and public enlightenment. Instead, it was a hysterical (in both senses) screamfest, peppered with ... More >>
We're not under attack -- those fighter jets you heard making all that racket yesterday in the skies above Fort Lauderdale are F-16s from the Air Force's Thunderbirds demonstration team, and I'm sorry if the noise woke up your infant or whatever, but this is the coolest thing ever, and that kid need ... More >>
Congressman Allen West used Facebook on Friday to criticize President Barack Obama's attempts to "seem tough," telling Obama he should "stop with the Osama Bin Laden line" because "US Navy SEALS double-tapped that rascal."One would think West would be more enthusiastic about a commander in chief' ... More >>
From gallery shows to Kevin Spacey's planned murder, here's a collection of the season's best to come.
HurleyDuring last month's meeting of the Sun-Sentinel editorial board, Broward Judge John "Jay" Hurley departed from his stump speech to mention an exciting, previously unheard credential: He had devised a plan for the governor to follow in the event of a terrorist attack in Florida.For some reas ... More >>
Last week, the nation was captivated by the unfolding story of the M/V Maersk Alabama and the Somali pirates that held the ship's captain, Richard Phillips, hostage until the U.S. Navy took action four days later. It sounds like something straight out of a movie (come on: distant lands, pirates, co ... More >>
Just when I get through, they drag me back in. It looks like I'm going to be on the Steve Kane Show tomorrow morning. It should be interesting. Big Steve has taken umbrage with this post of mine. And apparently there's going to be some corporo-politico teacher of "people skills" named Frank Turek on ... More >>
Airstrike Victim On the front page of today's Sun-Sentinel, Robert Nolin writes of the "treat" we'll get during the Air & Sea Show this year when we say goodbye to the F-14 Tomcat fighter jet. The ol' Top Gun chestnut is being retired for the F-18 Hornet. Makes the heart go all aflutter, don't it? ... More >>
Annapolis salutes all the classic boxing clichés.
Broward Community College is a public school, but its religion professors consider it a private reserve
Weezer's auteur takes a tentative step into the real world
Fort Lauderdale Beach During Fleet Week
Air and Sea Show attacks Fort Lauderdale
Hollywood's Police Officer of the Year has been accused of sexual battery, manslaughter, and brutality
Far from their homophobic homeland, expatriate Jamaican gays are haunted by the same old ghosts
Teri Weigel crossed Hef and went hardcore. Now she dances for drunken sailors.
Boca Raton producer Jay H. Harris is making waves around the country
An American ace brings his war stories to the Pompano Beach Air Fair
In which New Times sets out to find the roots of a rootless burg
Two productions have a little fun playing with historical events
How one intrepid reporter spent a weekend of military training with some youngsters and came back a soldier. Sort of.
Folk isn't the most popular form of music in South Florida, nor does it completely pay the bills. But like long-time folk artist Rod MacDonald, some locals are discovering that persistence pays off.
Despite the risk, HIV-positive gay men are engaging in unsafe sex in the wake of improved AIDS medications. Don't believe us? Check out South Florida's "backroom bars."
A group dedicated mainly to its own business interests is getting taxpayer bucks from Broward County commissioners
After a decade in office, Carlton Moore hasn't done much for Fort Lauderdale's poorest residents. But he has helped himself.
October 1 - 7, 1998