February 20, 2008 |
For Cuban exiles and emigres who have been waiting for Fidel Castro's departure for decades, Tuesday's announcement that he was retiring as president was greeted with more cynicism than jubilation. "As far as I'm concerned, until they can show me a body in a casket, I'm never going to believe this is over," Eddie Lopez, an exterminator and U.S.-born Cuban American, said as he made his pest control rounds in Miami Beach.
December 7, 2007 |
New York photographer Charles Thompson, dressed in a cream suit, white shoes and sipping a strawberry smoothie, stood at the entrance to the Miami Beach convention center, just before the noon VIP opening. He was one of several hundred collectors waiting for the doors to open to the largest U.S. contemporary art fair. Thompson, a tall, blond collector of Russian contemporary art, waited patiently.
November 28, 2007 |
MIAMI -- As the pro football world mourned Tuesday's death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor from a bizarre nocturnal shooting a day earlier, homicide investigators combed through the NFL star's troubled past and searched for a killer for whom they have neither a motive nor a description. Taylor, 24, never regained consciousness after being airlifted Monday from his walled and gated home where an intruder had burst in at 1:45 a.m. and shot him.
July 9, 2007 |
It stands like a sentry, on the lookout for tempests around the clock. Yet until this year, South Florida's primary weather Doppler radar had been unable to detect the most dreaded of tropical storms: those that explode in strength just before reaching land. Now, the bulbous installation in remote southwestern Miami-Dade County has been enhanced with a new program to better predict a storm's intensity at the point of impact.
April 18, 2007 |
It became clear in the second day of jury selection in the Jose Padilla terrorism trial just how raw the wounds of Sept. 11 remained in this city of immigrants and military veterans. Many summoned for jury duty for a trial that is expected to last until August conceded during voir dire -- the process to determine their suitability as jurors -- that they could not be fair and impartial.
April 7, 2007 |
The Orange County Performing Arts Center has received its share of audience gripes about sight lines, climate control and such at its new Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, but things could be much worse. Consider the plight of Miami's Carnival Center, a three-venue performance mecca that also opened last fall, designed by the same team -- architect Cesar Pelli and acoustician Russell Johnson -- that brought us Segerstrom Concert Hall.