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MLB Steroid Scandal: How Porter Fischer Exposed Biogenesisnew

Porter Fischer shared the medical records, patient spreadsheets, and handwritten composition books with Miami New Times for an explosive story that sparked the biggest drug-related scandal in professional sports since Lance Armstrong lost his seven Tour de France medals in 2012. He could never have predicted the insanity that followed the story's publication: a high-speed car chase on U.S. 1, midnight knocks on his door, death threats, and unmarked envelopes stuffed full of cash.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink  |  06-19-2013  |  Features

Miami Clinic Supplies Drugs to Star Athletesnew

A Miami clinic supplies drugs to sports' biggest names.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink  |  01-29-2013  |  Sports

Romney Gaining in Floridanew

Romney gains five points in Florida, closes gap on hispanic voters.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink  |  10-15-2012  |  Elections

Bowling for Chumpsnew

How insiders use the college bowl system to loot American universities.
Miami New Times  |  Pete Kotz and Tim Elfrink  |  12-13-2011  |  Sports

Road to Extraditionnew

Every year in Miami, dozens of murderers, smugglers and rapists flee to their homelands.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink  |  09-29-2011  |  International

Oops! Miami Herald Runs Macy's Ad Congratulating Heat On Winning NBA Titlenew

As if reading the Sports section didn't suck enough for Heat fans this morning, Miami Herald readers opened their paper to find a nearly full-page ad reading "Congratulations Miami!" next to photos of Heat championship T-shirts and hats from Macy's.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink  |  06-13-2011  |  Sports

Tea Party Pretty Boynew

Marco Rubio has risen with lightning speed. He's also a world-class opportunist with an uncanny habit of being in the right place at the right time.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink  |  07-20-2010  |  Politics

Gerald Posner Plagiarizes Againnew

A 48-year-old Wisconsin doctoral student named Greg Gelembiuk has discovered Gerald Posner lifted 35 passages in two books: his 2003 take on the 9-11 attacks, Why America Slept, and Secrets of the Kingdom, a 2005 tome about Saudi Arabia.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink  |  05-19-2010  |  Media

Chinese Drywall Has Screwed Thousands of South Florida Homeownersnew

"Some people indeed say that the drywall Knauf Tianjin produces is toxic," Liao says cautiously in soft Mandarin. "Everyone in the company has heard about it." In fact, this bustling factory is the epicenter of a global consumer disaster that reaches all the way to South Florida.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink  |  01-11-2010  |  Housing & Development

Worm in the Apple: Rebel Florida Company Takes on the Beloved Computer Giantnew

Psystar legally buys Apple's OS X software and then installs it in boxy black desktop towers that sell for as little as $599 -- about half the price of comparable Macs. But Apple hasn't taken the affront lightly.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink  |  11-16-2009  |  Tech

In South Florida, Dogfighting Rages on Despite Tough Lawsnew

What seemed like a straightforward case in Boynton Beach would ultimately evolve into an expensive and drawn-out legal quagmire that would serve as a test case for Florida's new laws targeting the clandestine world of dogfighting.
Miami New Times  |  Michael J. Mooney and Tim Elfrink  |  10-26-2009  |  Animal Issues

Cuba's Black Market Moves Online with Revolico.comnew

On an island where selling almost anything on the street, over the airwaves, or in the newspaper is forbidden by the socialist constitution, Revolico offers tens of thousands of items. Legions of Habaneros shop on the site every day, making it the most obvious crack yet in the foundation of Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink and Vanessa Grisalez  |  10-05-2009  |  International

A Darker Look at Che's Revolutionnew

There's little question that, as former top CIA analyst Brian Latell puts it, Gustavo Villoldo played a "very critical role in the capture of Che Guevara." But while some exiles consider Gustavo a hero, Che fans and scholars such as UCLA's Peter McLaren call him a "narrow-minded ideologue who set out to avenge his father and took his anger out on a great man."
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink  |  08-10-2009  |  International

Black-Market Cigarettes: Miami's New Vicenew

A gray-haired 57-year-old Florida man named Roman Vidal smuggled millions of cigarettes from Miami to Dublin criminals who funded a terrorist group, investigators say. The charges are just the latest link between black-market U.S. smokes and violent terrorist groups around the world.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink  |  07-06-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Swamped: The Everglades Restoration Isn't Good for Everyonenew

As environmentalists absorb the biggest infusion of cash in a decade from the federal government, activists around the Glades are raising some inconvenient concerns.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink  |  06-08-2009  |  Environment

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