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In Bad Hands With Auto Insurancenew

United Auto Insurance's practice of fighting every claim has created hardships for thousands who bought policies from storefront brokers.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Wyatt Olson  |  09-21-2005  |  Business & Labor

Drinkers Try Out the Malternativesnew

A research service pays young people to try out a major brand geared toward twenty-somethings.
Westword  |  Jared Jacang Maher  |  08-31-2005  |  Food+Drink

Nitpicking by Professionalsnew

When their kids are banned from school, parents turn to a medical service called Lice Source Services, Inc.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Jeff Stratton  |  08-30-2005  |  Science

Public Access Redefinednew

Though a citizen's right to record a hearing is protected by Florida law, one Miami man's appeals hearing has been rescheduled twice because security won't allow him in with his camera.
Miami New Times  |  Francisco Alvarado  |  08-22-2005  |  Politics

In the Aftermathnew

After the suicide of Miami politician Arthur Teele, an editor examines the media coverage leading up to his death.
Miami New Times  |  Jim Mullin  |  08-09-2005  |  Media

Mother Urges Officials to Go After Cybercreepsnew

Since Jaemi Levine's 12-year-old daughter was molested by a man who contacted her online, she has crusaded for tougher laws and better enforcement in such cases.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Wyatt Olson  |  08-01-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Steal This Prosenew

A good journalism student plagiarized five stories printed in Florida daily papers and forged a recommendation letter.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Chuck Strouse  |  06-13-2005  |  Media

Extra Inningsnew

The game of baseball isn't played against the clock, which is a good thing because Florida Marlins Manager Jack McKeon has lots of stories to tell.
Miami New Times  |  Sam Eifling  |  06-06-2005  |  Sports

Philanthropist's Dark Side Earns Him the Nickname Bullet Bobnew

Bob Montgomery is a Southern gentleman who has donated an estimated $100 million to arts and social causes. But his kindness shouldn't be mistaken for weakness.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Eric Alan Barton  |  05-03-2005  |  Business & Labor

The Real Dirty Miaminew

S.F. house label Dirtybird Records gets off the ground and heads to the Winter Music Conference.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Peter Nicholson  |  03-23-2005  |  Music

The Mystery of the Sunken Submarinenew

The tourist submarine Capt. Ernesto Garfias Ramirez was towing along the coast of Baja California sank in a storm, he says. The owner claims there was no storm.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Eric Alan Barton  |  03-22-2005  |  Business & Labor

South Florida's Tabloid Valley Vanishesnew

The story behind the consolidation of all the major scandal sheets into one company, and the National Enquirer's upcoming move to New York City, is a shocker.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Trevor Aaronson  |  03-16-2005  |  Media

A Young R&B Star With an Old Soulnew

Rising fast on the national R&B scene, Urban Mystic hasn't let success go to his 19-year-old head just yet. He wants homies to know he's from the hood.
Miami New Times  |  Jonathan Zwickel  |  02-11-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

A Workaholic Who Likes to Have Funnew

Erick Morillo is a top DJ and producer, one of the few American leaders in an international dance scene traditionally dominated by Europeans.
Miami New Times  |  Mosi Reeves  |  01-18-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

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