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February 11, 2006 | From Reuters
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 | From Associated Press
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 | 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.
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