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Opinion

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

Steve Otto 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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Washington Times features Buckhorn on RNC plans

Posted Jul 19, 2012 by Dennis Joyce

Updated Jul 19, 2012 at 01:23 PM

The Washington Times is among media organizations that picked the brain of Mayor Bob Buckhorn during his swing this week through New York and Washington to tout Tampa in advance of the Republican National Convention.

Here’s the lead of the Times story, by former Tampa Tribune reporter Sean Lengell: “Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn isn’t going to lose much sleep over the threat of violent protesters marring the Republican National Convention in his city next month. After all, dealing with annual invasions by pirates and Mother Nature have battle-hardened this city for big-time events.”

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