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Richard E. Gerstein was the longtime Dade County state's attorney. He was elected to the first of six terms in 1956. He has been credited with uncovering the first direct links between the Watergate burglary and the White House of President Richard M. Nixon. Gerstein died in 1992.
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Eventual three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali came to the Fifth Street Gym in Miami Beach in 1964, a young man called Cassius Clay. His victory against Sonny Liston that year stunned the sports world but was only the beginning. Ali's name change, his conversion to Islam and his effort to be recognized as a conscientious objector against the Vietnam War would immediately cement his place in the eye of the nation.
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Three sisters remembered at funeral
Family always came first for the Finleys. When eldest sister Jackie died at age 81, her two younger sisters deaths were not far behind.
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George W. Kilpatrick, merchant and area activist
In an obituary by Herald Staff Writer Karen Branch, George W. Kilpatrick was described as a community activist who owned the Spic and Span Grocery and Market in Brownsville for more than 40 years. "He was always a leader on whatever board or committee he served," she wrote, and he served on many, including the governing board of Model City.
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Jane Pauley speaks to businesswomen
Jane Pauley, co-anchor of NBC’s Today show for 13 years and Dateline NBC for 11 years spoke to a group of businesswomen at the Women’s Chamber of Commerce 30th anniversary celebration in Coral Gables, January 23, 2014. She joined Patricia Ireland, former president of the National Organization for Women, at the chamber’s 15th Annual Thelma Gibson Awards of Excellence & Installation Luncheon in the Alhambra Ballroom at The Biltmore Hotel.
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Pastors John and Ann Alessi pass on a dream
Pastors John and Ann Alessi, who have led Grace Church of Kendall for 50 years, have retired and turned over leadership to their son.
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Joan "Frec" Baggs, 92
Joan "Frec" Baggs was an author, English teacher, fashion designer and socialite. Her husband William "Bill" Baggs nicknamed her "Frec" for the freckles that dotted her pearly skin, courtesy of the South Florida sun. She died at 92 December 22, 2013.
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McGinty bequest included unusual shell collection
Tom and Paul McGinty of Ocean Ridge, Fla. died in 1986, leaving behind a large and significant collection of shells. What they didn't leave behind were clear instructions about who would benefit from their legacy.
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Jim Morrison of the Doors; convicted, tried and pardoned in Florida
The story that Jim Morrison of the Doors exposed himself during a 1969 concert in Miami is an iconic tale in the annals of rock'n'roll. Whether Morrison actually exposed himself has long been a matter of debate. Although more than a hundred photos were placed into evidence at the trial, none showed Morrison exposed. Morrison was tried and convicted in October of 1970 but in 2010 Florida pardoned the rock star posthumously.
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Marilyn Monroe: happiness eluded movie sex symbol
"Pills Kill Marilyn Monroe," was the headline in The Miami Herald. "Film sex symbol found in bedroom by her physicians." Wrote Herald staff writer Pete Mann: "The shock in Miami -- as in Amarillo or Iowa City -- was the last gasp of a long-time love affair between a hippy, unhappy celluloid goddess and her worshiping public."