"Any male in Fort Lauderdale who is not pursuing a cute female will automatically land in jail. That's the law in Fort Lauderdale." - From "Girl Happy" - 1965.
h/t: Curbed Miami
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|Miami Daily Metropolis, Dec. 10, 1920.|
|ORIGINAL CAPTION: The Bathing Suit Parade of Miami Beach. (1920)|
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We're sad to announce that Marc Caputo is leaving the Miami Herald to join Politico as a Florida-based political writer.
Marc first joined the Herald in 2003 to work in the Tallahassee Bureau. Before the Herald, he had worked at newspapers in Key West, Naples, Arizona and West Palm Beach (Palm Beach Post).
He stayed in Tallahassee until 2011 when he was named the Herald’s political writer and columnist.
Marc is both a talented writer and a relentless reporter. And his passion for politics turned him into a brand name in Florida. Whether it was writing for the Herald’s front-page (hard to recall a Caputo story that didn’t deserve a look-at for 1A), the Herald’s popular Naked Politics blog or his 12,000-plus followers on Twitter, Caputo is the go-to reporter to know what’s happening in the zany world of Florida politics.
As a Herald reporter, he’s covered major stories -- from the special session on Jeb Bush’s Scripps Florida giveaway to the Terri Schiavo case to 8 hurricanes that slammed the state over a 14-month period. He’s also been a key part of the Herald’s coverage of every major election since 2004 and put people into federal prison with his award-winning investigative reporting of former Republican U.S. Rep. David Rivera. His work, alongside Manny Garcia and Sergio Bustos, earned the Miami Herald a McClatchy President’s Award for journalism excellence in 2012.
Please wish him the best in his new job at Politico.
With Marc's departure, we have an opening for a Florida politics writer. We are looking for a versatile reporter who loves politics and can cultivate good sources. We need someone who can write a quick feed to the blog just as easily as a meaty Sunday story. Interested? Contact Sergio Bustos or Jay Ducassi.
Aminda Marqués Gonzalez
Executive Editor & Vice President/Miami Herald
3511 NW 91 Avenue, Miami, FL 33172
....without provocation the defendant struck the victim on the head with his fist while wearing a set of brass knuckles. The victim fell to the ground and the defendant and co-defendant continued to strike the victim (with the brass knuckles and fists) about his face and head. The defendant removed the victims wallet and keys from the victims pants pocket. The defendant and co-defendant then ran to an awaiting vehicle (2007,BMW, 328i, 4 door with FL plate l32vv).
The vehicle was driven by yet an additional unidentified co-defendant. the vehicle sped off southbound on Jefferson court and then lost control while turning on to 9 street from Jefferson court. The vehicle collided into a stationary unoccupied vehicle at which time the airbags on the vehicle deployed thus shutting the engine off. Unable to restart the vehicle, the subjects abandoned it and fled on foot.
Miami Beach police responded to the scene but were unable to locate any of the defendants. The vehicle was later reported stolen by the defendant (registered owner) to the City of Miami Police Department.
|Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) spars with kids in the backyard |
of house in Miami where he stayed as he prepared for
the Sonny Liston fight in 1964.
Photograph by Charles Trainor (1964)
|Miami News, Oct. 1, 1964.|
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"[He] bought it at Lenny's Pawn Shop, 901 NW 2nd Ave. two weeks ago, police revealed....
"He wanted 15 bucks for it," Cassius recalled. "I knocked him down to $5."