June 20, 2006 |
A Miami city commissioner was charged with battery and disorderly intoxication for fighting with airport police after his flight was canceled, authorities said. Johnny Winton is charged with two felony counts of battery and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Under Florida law, the governor can remove government officials charged with felonies from office pending the outcome of the case. A spokeswoman for Gov. Jeb Bush said no decision had been made.
April 16, 2006 |
Recently, I paused to gaze upon the former West Coast residence of one Alphonse Capone. In a sign that I really did need a vacation, I found myself contemplating the place in real estate terms -- concluding that in property-mad San Francisco, only the protection of the National Park Service could constrain somebody from trying to take the building condo. Capone's digs are, in the parlance of only the most doggedly upbeat real estate agent, "compact."
March 20, 2006 |
Airline pilots departing from Miami International Airport are getting an earful of something unexpected: hip-hop tunes from a pirate radio station that sometimes interfere with their communications with the control tower. The music comes on a pair of frequencies from a station that calls itself Da Streetz. "It's intermittent. Not all day, every day," said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen.
February 11, 2006 |
A Haitian national who had a skull packed in her suitcase on a flight to Florida's Fort Lauderdale airport was charged Friday with "smuggling a human head." U.S. prosecutors said they also charged Florida resident Myrlene Severe, who was arrested Thursday, with failing to declare the head on a customs declaration form and transporting hazardous material.
January 6, 2006 |
New York's Museum of Modern Art curator Terence Riley has agreed to take the helm of the Miami Art Museum in March, as it prepares to move to its new, expanded site overlooking Biscayne Bay. "He's going to be able to help us not just build a great building but build a great museum," Miami Art's board of trustees President Mary Frank said Tuesday Riley, 51, will replace Suzanne Delehanty, who has headed the museum since its inception a decade ago.
December 17, 2005 |
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.
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November 4, 2005 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.