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Lightning eliminated from playoffs
Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat reacts after losing to the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal.
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— Out in a flash.

Teammates swarm David Price, center, after winning Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
Price goes distance in 7-3 win over Twins
Bollywood actors Sridevi and Prabhu Deva, left in yellow, perform during the 2013 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Macau.
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Breanne Serafin, 16, has been missing since April 9. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office has classified Serafin as a runaway juvenile, and the family is asking for help locating her.  SUBMITTED PHOTO
Family searching for 16-year-old girl missing since April 9

Opinion

Otto: As rail goes, Florida seems to be on a train to nowhere

There was a story this week that Amtrak was considering cutting a 600-mile stretch from its Southwest Chief that runs from Chicago to Los Angeles. The move would eliminate service to a dozen or more towns in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. Amtrak might reconsider if those four states cough up $4 million a year for the next 10 years to upgrade track and services.

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Everyone should help pay for this Republican mandate

Former Air Force Colonel Wants to Challenge Castor

Posted Oct 24, 2011 by Mike Salinero

Updated Oct 24, 2011 at 12:14 PM

TAMPA Retired Air Force Col. Evelio Otero Jr., a Tampa Republican, has announced he will enter the race for the District 11 congressional seat now held by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa.
Otero will face Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe in the Republican primary next August. Also in the race is Tea Party Republican Josh Kiernan, of Palm Harbor.
Otero served at MacDill Air Force Base as security cooperation development project officer, according to his LinkedIn page. Among the accomplishments Otero has listed on the page is developing the “first ever security cooperation plan for the U.S. Special Operations Command.”
He now works as a military/security consultant, according to the page, and lists himself as chief executive officer of Legacy LLC. However, Otero is not listed on the Florida Division Corporations under any companies by that name. He could not be reached for comment.
Castor was first elected to Congress in 2006. She has raised $378,902 so far for the 2012 election. Sharpe reported raising $71,893 in his first quarter of fund-raising.

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