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Broward Commissioner Plays Dual Role With Developersnew

On the Broward County Commission, Josephus Eggelletion has advocated giving public funds to developers who build affordable housing. He was openly on the payroll of one developer, and now well-placed sources say he's been working behind the scenes for another.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Bob Norman  |  12-21-2004  |  Politics

Singer's Oceanfront Home Is Still a Musical Meccanew

Herbert Tobin owns the five-bedroom home at 461 Ocean Boulevard in Golden Beach, Fla., that Eric Clapton named an album for. He hates telling pilgrims from as far away as Japan that they can't see Clapton; he's long gone.
Miami New Times  |  Brett Sokol  |  12-13-2004  |  Music

True Glovenew

Glen Johnson pounded away in the boxing ring for years before earning his big break. On Dec. 18, he and Antonio Tarver will square off in Los Angeles for the HBO World Championship Boxing event.
Miami New Times  |  Francisco Alvarado  |  12-13-2004  |  Sports

Was It Hacked?new

The Bush administration's "fix" of the 2000 election debacle (the Help America Vote Act) made crooked elections considerably easier, by foisting paperless electronic voting on states before the bugs had been worked out or meaningful safeguards could be installed.
Orlando Weekly  |  Alan Waldman  |  11-18-2004  |  Politics

Swap the Votenew

Vote swapping, these days known more softly as "vote trading," is back from the grave of the 2000 election. Is it legal? Ethical? Possible? A way to vote Nader and oust Bush?
Orlando Weekly  |  Scott Duke Harris  |  10-21-2004  |  Politics

Count All Votes -- Except Those for Nadernew

Harvard University constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe argued before the Florida Supreme Court that keeping Ralph Nader's name on the state's ballot would be not only "chaotic," but "worse than the butterfly ballot, you'll need a centipede ballot."
Miami New Times  |  Brett Sokol  |  10-13-2004  |  Politics

Right-Wing Influence at Billy Morris's "Christian" Newspapers

The conservative "Christian" newspaper chain owned by Billy Morris III will play a major role in the political future of Jacksonville, Florida -- home to its flagship paper. The chain also has deep roots in several swing states.
Folio Weekly  |  Billee Bussard  |  10-12-2004  |  Media

Times-Union Plagiarism? Conservative Editorial Page 'Borrows' Liberally

Editorials in the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) are strikingly similar to opinions produced by right-wing think tanks and publications.
Folio Weekly  |  Billee Bussard  |  10-12-2004  |  Media

Wealthy Widows Left Money to Their Primary Care Physiciannew

Three childless widows in Florida remembered their doctor, Aloysius "Al" Brady, generously in their wills. Relatives of one of the women say he used the doctor/patient relationship to take advantage of her.
Miami New Times  |  Tristram Korten  |  10-05-2004  |  Science

Stars Want Out of Beleaguered Swimming Hall of Famenew

The state of the exhibits in the Fort Lauderdale shrine are in shambles, and swimming champions like Mark Spitz have asked to have their likenesses removed. Many blame Hall of Fame President Sam Freas for the chaos.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Sam Eifling  |  09-28-2004  |  Sports

Force of Naturenew

After three serious hurricanes (and perhaps more on the way), how will Florida voters react?
Tucson Weekly  |  Renée Downing  |  09-23-2004  |  Commentary

Last Candidate Standing: Grayson Is Master of Joke Campaignsnew

Though politicians running for U.S. Congress usually don't discuss their faults and neuroses, Richard Grayson will happily tell you that he's cheap, anxiety-ridden, susceptible to panic attacks, and medicated daily with antipsychotics.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Trevor Aaronson  |  09-07-2004  |  Politics

The Teele Conspiracy: Commissioner Claims He's a Victimnew

The arrest last week of Miami Commissioner Art Teele on assault charges following a wild car chase brought to a climactic close one more scene in the drama that has become his life.
Miami New Times  |  Francisco Alvarado, Kirk Nielsen and Rebecca Wakefield  |  09-07-2004  |  Crime & Justice

Patients at Miami-Dade County Jail Found to Be at Risknew

The leg of a Miami-Dade County jail inmate became so badly infected with virulent, drug-resistant bacteria that it may have to be amputated, and the infection has spread to other inmates.
Miami New Times  |  Tristram Korten  |  09-07-2004  |  Crime & Justice

Revisiting the Crime Scene: Florida Election Reformnew

Thanks to reforms undertaken after Bush’s 537-vote, no-recount victory over Al Gore, the Florida fiasco of 2000 couldn’t happen again. Or could it?
Boston Phoenix  |  Dan Kennedy  |  08-26-2004  |  Politics

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