Student Protests and Death Threats: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Gets Personal at FAU
The dormitory hallways at Florida Atlantic University were uncomfortably quiet. By 3 p.m. Friday, many residents had left to begin their weekends. The air conditioner thrummed loudly in their…
Author: Lisa Rab
Published: June 26, 2012
Length: 15 minutes (3761 words)
Who Needs the London Olympic Games When 13 South Florida Athletes Are Kicking Ass Right Here?
View a slideshow of South Florida's amateur athletes. On Friday, July 27, athletes from around the globe will converge in London for the XXX Olympiad. But here on our own sands, thousands of…
Published: July 3, 2012
Length: 13 minutes (3309 words)
Dash to Dubai: An FBI Fugitive Explains Why She Kidnapped Her Daughter and Fled Fort Lauderdale
Leslie Delbecq's voice crackles over the line. "I never had a criminal record," she says with a nervous lilt to her Belgian accent. "I was in the military. I did my taxes on time." In the picture of…
Published: July 16, 2012
Length: 18 minutes (4745 words)
Golden Opportunity: The Amazing True Story of a Scheme to Enrich a Continent
"We are here today to reorder your thinking," said Robert Beatty, his careful pronunciation banishing doubt with every word. The meticulously dressed, gray-haired publisher of the South Florida…
Author: Stefan Kamph
Published: Aug. 13, 2012
Length: 18 minutes (4539 words)
Rajindra Narinesingh: South Florida's "Elephant Woman"
In a room festooned with zebra-print wallpaper, a purple curtain, and a bed with neon throw pillows, a tall brunette sits at a makeup table. Gazing into the mirror, she tells her pretty, pigtailed,…
Author: Stefan Kamph
Published: Aug. 27, 2012
Length: 6 minutes (1508 words)
The Fake-Pot Industry Is Coming Down From a Three-Year High
For months, Lila Steinhoff wondered what was going on in the middle bay of the peach-colored warehouse across from her home. When the wind came out of the north or northeast, the pungent stench of…
Published: Sept. 10, 2012
Length: 21 minutes (5271 words)
One Way Out: Millionaire Guma Aguiar Disappeared Off Fort Lauderdale Beach; Where Could He Have Gone?
Just after midnight on the summer solstice, a white Jupiter powerboat drifted toward Fort Lauderdale beach. Employees at the beachfront bar Elbo Room spotted the gleam of fiberglass in the darkness…
Author: Stefan Kamph
Published: Sept. 17, 2012
Length: 20 minutes (5082 words)
Two Activists Infiltrate a Facility Where Illegal Immigrants Are Held
It was dusk in late July when a young woman with long, curly brown hair and a gray T-shirt walked up to the guard station at the entrance to Port Everglades, babbling in Spanish. Tears streaked down…
Published: Oct. 22, 2012
Length: 3 minutes (899 words)
I-4 Corridor Predicts Florida for Romney
Are you ready for Tuesday's election? Having flashbacks to 2000, when Florida's sleaze­ball recount decided the election of George W. Bush? Well, as likely as not, we in Florida will choose the…
Published: Oct. 29, 2012
Length: 3 minutes (896 words)
Digital Domain: The Fall of a Movie Empire
What the fuck is up, Coachella?" In the dark California desert, a rapper who had been dead for 15 years shouted to tens of thousands of fans. Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre flanked the stage, but the…
Author: Stefan Kamph
Published: Nov. 6, 2012
Length: 18 minutes (4721 words)
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