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December 17, 2005 | John-Thor Dahlburg, Times Staff Writer
At the Spanish-language radio station where Tomas P. Regalado is a newscaster, the calls from listeners were coming in fast -- and furious -- on Friday. "People are pretty upset," Regalado said, referring to an action taken Thursday night at the other place he works: the Miami City Commission. Just before the close of business, with the visitors gallery virtually deserted and the sole remaining reporter closing up his laptop, the commission approved a 54.6% salary increase for Mayor Manny A.
November 4, 2005 | Caitlin Liu and Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writers
When San Fernando Valley residents and others expressed worries about the potential for accidents on the Orange Line, transit officials repeatedly assured them the busway would be safe -- and pointed to a similar transit system in Miami as evidence. But the Miami busway had in fact been plagued with accidents when it first opened -- some similar to those the Orange Line has experienced since opening last week, according to records and interviews.
September 9, 2005 | Geoff Boucher
Miami Beach police detectives still have "no new leads and no new information" on the shooting of Marion "Suge" Knight, the rap mogul who suffered a leg injury in a hotel's crowded night club in the coastal city on Aug. 28, a police spokesman said this week. Knight was released from the hospital last week after undergoing surgery for the wound he suffered at a party for rapper Kanye West at the Shore Club Hotel.
August 6, 2005 | Joann Loviglio, Associated Press
The stage lights might be dimmed this summer at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, but officials at the cash-strapped facility remain upbeat about its future and say its financial picture will brighten next year. Kimmel, which opened in December 2001 and is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, posted a $2.2-million operating deficit for the fiscal year ended June 30.
August 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A block-long line of mourners waited outside a funeral home in Miami to pay final respects to a former commissioner who shot himself to death in the lobby of the Miami Herald building. About 2,000 people attended the public viewing for Arthur Teele Jr., 59, who shot himself Wednesday, the same day a different newspaper published accusations against him. He had recently been convicted of threatening a police officer and indicted on federal corruption charges.
January 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
Miami-Dade County police face tighter guidelines in using stun guns under a revised policy released Thursday. The policy was reviewed after police came under criticism for using the weapons on a troubled 6-year-old in a school office and a truant 12-year-old who ran from an officer.
June 22, 2004 | From a Times staff writer
The Miami-Dade Performing Arts Center, originally scheduled to open this year at a cost of $344 million, is running 20 months behind schedule and $67 million over budget, according to a government report quoted in the Miami Herald. And that still doesn't include funds for furniture, telephones, security systems and computers.
May 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
A spotlight technician fell to his death during final preparations for a David Bowie concert in Miami on Thursday night, prompting the performance to be canceled. The worker, whose identity was not immediately released, fell about 50 feet from a ladder and landed on the side of the stage at the James L. Knight Center, said Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman Ignatius Carroll. The worker was pronounced dead at Ryder Trauma Center.
March 19, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Doctors said they had transplanted eight organs into an Italian baby, who was in good condition six weeks after the operation. Alessia Di Matteo, now 7 1/2 months old, received a new liver, stomach, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, spleen and two kidneys during a 12-hour operation on Jan. 31. Doctors at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center said it was the world's first eight-organ transplant. Alessia was born with congenital smooth muscle disorder.
March 12, 2004 | Geoff Boucher
Police in Miami and Miami Beach have acknowledged that they follow, photograph and otherwise track rap stars who visit their communities, an admission that has intensified protests from the music sector that it is unfairly harassed by law enforcement. In a report this week in the Miami Herald, law enforcement officials in South Florida were quoted as saying that they have proactive operations to track rappers who visit, work or vacation in the area, which has become a hub for the genre's stars.
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