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Selected Miami Herald photos of Killian High School football.
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Reagan aides formed a secret government
A 1987 report by Miami Herald reporter Alfonso Chardy detailed the organization of a "secret government" of insiders, including Lt. Col. Oliver North, that exercised broad powers outside the normal cabinet departments and agencies during the Reagan administration.
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Prince's Purple Rain concert at the Orange Bowl, 1985
"Dig if you will the picture -- of Prince and Miami engaged in a kiss. A long, slow, wet kiss." So wrote Miami Herald staff writer Laura Misch about the Prince concert in the Orange Bowl Easter Sunday, 1985.
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The Stanford Band in South Florida in 2011
The Stanford Band came to South Florida for the Orange Bowl in 2011. Famed for outrageous theme performances, the band had by then enraged Irish, Mormons, Catholics and even Ann Landers.
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Dade Jail's notorious ninth-floor ward for mentally ill
The Miami-Dade County Jail’s notorious ninth-floor psychiatric ward — which became a national symbol for the shoddy treatment of the mentally ill behind bars — quietly closed in 2015. Mentally ill inmates moved to newly refurbished and more comfortable units at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
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Miami drug wars
The deadly 1979 shootout at Dadeland Mall by drug traffickers – quickly dubbed "the Cocaine Cowboys" by a police officer on the scene — heralded the beginning of South Florida’s violent drug wars.
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Combating "empty nest syndrome"
When the children are grown and out on their own, parents sometimes suffer from empty nest syndrome. When this happened to Glenda and Stanley Friedman, they didn't mourn the change in their life style. They welcomed it by building a new nest in a high-rise condominium overlooking Biscayne Bay.
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Braniff Airways DC-7 crashed just after take-off from MIA in 1958
A flash, then fire, and a Braniff Airlines DC-7 taking off from Miami International Airport fell to earth just six minutes after midnight in the morning darkness of March 25, 1958. The plane had many empty seats and where passengers had chosen to sit influenced whether they lived or died.
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Great Escape: Miami Heat ties 2013 NBA championship
It will be remembered as the night Ray Allen bailed out LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and saved a championship for the Miami Heat. Allen stroked a clutch three-pointer to force overtime and then made a key defensive play in the final seconds of the extra period to give the Heat a 103-100 victory against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
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Facebook feud led to boy's death, police say
A virtual argument on social media escalated into a hail of very real bullets that cost 6-year-old King Carter his life, police said in February, 2016. Two teens, one wearing a GPS ankle monitor, were seeking vengeance over a beef on Facebook when they opened fire outside a Northwest Miami-Dade apartment complex. Crossfire killed King, a Van E. Blanton Elementary School first-grader on his way to buy some candy.